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Earthquake Injuries
Injuries are commonly caused by:

  1. Building collapse or damage, such as toppling chimneys, falling brick from wall facings and roof parapets, collapsing walls, falling ceiling plaster, light fixtures, and pictures.
  2. Flying glass from broken windows. (This danger may be greater from windows in high-rise structures.)
  3. Overturned bookcases, fixtures, and other furniture and appliances.
  4. Fires from broken chimneys, broken gas lines, and similar causes. The danger may be aggravated by a lack of water caused by broken mains.
  5. Fallen power lines.
  6. Drastic human action resulting from fear.