Bihar State Disaster Management Authority

Introduction to Earthquake

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        Earthquakes are one of the most destructive of natural hazards .Earthquake occurs due to sudden transient motion
of the ground as a  result  of release of elastic  energy  in  a  matter of few seconds. The  impact  of the  event  is most
traumatic because it affects  large area,occurs all on a sudden and unpredictable.They can cause large scale loss of life and property and disrupts essential services such as water supply,sewerage systems, communication and power, transport etc.
They not only destroy villages,towns and cities but the aftermath leads to destabilize the economic and social structure of
the nation.