How to earthquake proof a house?
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1. Strengthen Building Foundations: The foundation of the house should be built with reinforced concrete and interconnected with all the walls of the structure to provide additional support in case of an earthquake.
2. Install Earthquake Resistant Fixtures: For fixtures like doors, windows, and cabinets, use special earthquake-resistant products or attach them using secure fasteners.
3. Secure Items Inside the House: Attach large pieces of furniture to walls and secure any free-standing furniture to the floor. Place large objects on lower shelves to prevent them from falling onto occupants.
4. Reinforce Exterior Walls: Make sure exterior walls are well connected so they can better spread the force of an earthquake throughout the entire house.