How does an earthquake affect the transport system?
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Earthquakes can cause significant damage to transport systems. Roads, railways and bridges can be damaged by strong shaking or landslides, making them impassable or unsafe to use.
In addition, underground transport systems can be affected by ground movement in the form of buckling or collapsing tracks, fractured tunnels, power outages, flooding, and disruption to communications. This can cause major delays and disruptions to transportation services, adding to the disruptive impacts of earthquakes.