LESSON 3 – Universal agents
Earthquakes, wars, landslides and inadequate support systems. These factors result in objects breaking, deforming, tearing, abrasions, etc. Earthquakes, in particular, can result in total or partial collapse of the building and consequent loss or breakage of the objects. The hazard may be exacerbated by some side effects, like: fires, obstruction of accesses, vandalism, etc.
On November 1, 1755, tectonic plates shift suddenly, causing an 8.5 magnitude earthquake, the epicenter of which is only 150 miles from Portugal’s capital. It sets off a tragic chain of events.
How an Earthquake, Tsunami, and Firestorm All Hit Lisbon at Once
The objects’ locations (shelves, for example) must be firmly fixed, the heavier objects should be placed on the lower shelves and organized as though to leave space between them.