An earthquake is a process that suddenly releases a lot of energy, in the form of waves that move inside the earth at different intensities, affecting people and structures when reaching the Earth’s surface.
The geographic and geotectonic location of Chile is one of the zones with the greatest energy releases on the planet. The ongoing convergence of the Nazca and South American plates in the so-called subduction zone makes our country a territory with a high concentration of earthquakes of great magnitude.
Therefore, it is essential to be prepared for a major earthquake. Identify things that you can do at home, school or work, before, during and after an earthquake that will help to prevent consequences.