Before an earthquake:
In Mexico, they have made a plan to help save more lives in case of an earthquake. They replaced old structures with new ones that give more protection in case of an earthquake. Their rescue workers, police, hospital staff, and firemen pratice simulations throughout the year to help prepare them and make their responses quicker. Subway systems are assigned specific checklist they work through in case any seismic activity occurs. This plan was made after an 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico in 1985. In 2003, a 7.9 earthquake hit Mexico proving that their plan was a success and helped decrease deaths.