The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will observe Earthquake Awareness Week on 7th - 12th January, 2019. The intention is to sensitize residents and visitors to ensure they can effectively respond to an earthquake event. In addition, the DDME aims to strengthen the Earthquake Preparedness and Response Capacity of the Disaster Management System, by building resilience to earthquake impacts at the National and Community Level.

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