Write a paragraph on ‘Earthquake’. Use 100-150 words.
Earthquake causes a great disaster. It is a great natural disaster. It is a sudden movement of a part of the earth's surface caused by deep crack in the earth or by volcanic eruption.
Some regions of the earth are prone to earthquake while others are comparatively safe from this natural disaster. Some countries like Japan, Iran, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, China, etc. are frequently hit by earthquake.
Houses and bridges in these countries are, therefore, built shock- proof. Forecast regarding the occurrence of earthquake is not possible. So, people cannot take necessary preparation for this natural disaster.
A severe earthquake causes widespread destruction of houses and properties. People are crushed under the broken houses. Often several quakes hit a place at short intervals.
So, after a quake people live in tents on open field. When a severe quake hits a populous city, thousands of people are killed and injured. Many people get trapped in the broken houses and it takes days to rescue them.
The only way to get rid of the ravages of this natural disaster is to build houses, bridges and roads in such a way that they can resist the tremors.
Alarmed by the recurrence of quakes, experts have called for the development of an earthquake-resistant building code which can save the lives of city dwellers. It is a must to reduce loss.