Seismic, or shock, waves travel very fast. They can reach the other side of the earth - 13,000km - in less than 20 minutes.
No wonder earthquakes strike like a bolt from the blue.
In an earthquak prone area, advance preparation is a must for responsible business owners, but where do they start? What procedure should they or their staff and customers follow when an earthquake happens? What should they pack in an emergency kit? And what about evacuation procedures?
The latest in our Disaster Preparedness series answers these questions and helps business owners in earthquake prone areas prepare for an earthquake.