If your area is one of the places in the United States where earthquakes occur, keep these points in mind:
This god of the sea, who is somewhat like the Roman Neptune, carried a lightning trident and caused earthquakes.
In earthquakes, most injuries occur as people are entering or leaving buildings (from falling walls, electric wires, etc.).
At the same time took place the numerous earthquakes in Athens, Euboea, and Boeotia, particularly at Orchomenus in the last-named country.
We have passed through the stage of ascribing atmospheric disturbances--thunderstorms, cyclones, earthquakes, and the like--to supernatural agency; we have had our Copernican era: not perhaps brought about by a single individual, but still achieved.
Old stories of occurrences handed down by tradition, but scantily confirmed by experience, suddenly ceased to be incredible; there were earthquakes of unparalleled extent and violence; eclipses of the sun occurred with a frequency unrecorded in previous history; there were great droughts in sundry places and consequent famines, and that most calamitous and awfully fatal visitation, the plague.