Disaster Updates

Seismic Intensity Scale

0

Shaking cannot be felt by people.

1

Slight shaking is felt by some people indoors

2

Some people who are sleeping will wake up. Items hanging from the ceiling, such as electric lights, will sway slightly.

3

Most people who are indoors will feel the shaking. Crockery may rattle in shelves.

4

Most people who are sleeping will wake up. The electric light will swing and crockery will rattle loudly in shelves.

5 Lower

Most people will make moves to ensure their personal safety. Furniture may be jolted.

5 Upper

Most people will find it hard to move freely. Cupboards etc. may fall over.

6 Lower

It is difficult to stand. The majority of pieces of furniture that has not been affixed will be jolted or fall over.

6 Upper

People have to crawl in order to move. Tiles and window glass on the majority of buildings shatter and fall.

7

People cannot move at will. Tiles and window glass on most buildings shatter and fall.