Why do earthquakes do more damage in LICs than in HICs?
A. Earthquake design/earthquake proof buildings
Taipei 101, Taiwan - design for typhoons and earthquakes
Earthquake drills and education eg Japan
Japan has an annual "earthquake day" when everyone runs through drills and preparation for how to respond when an earthquake occurs. This includes children practising "duck and cover" at school, fire-fighting skills, first aid drills and evacuation.