Earthquakes are unexpected, terrifying and can hit at any time, causing major destruction and even death.
More than 1.3 million earthquakes of varying magnitudes rattle our world each year destroying homes and changing the landscape of cities around the world.
"I saw my city destroyed because of this earthquake," said Eduardo Miranda, a structural engineer at Stanford University in California.
Miranda was in Mexico City when a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit.
"I've seen firsthand the impact big earthquakes could have," he said. "There were more than 10,000 people killed and hundreds of buildings collapsed."
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