The Hedland State Emergency Service (HSES) is the control agency for earthquakes in Hedland, which means that we are responsible for planning for earthquakes and for managing responses if an earthquake does occur.
An earthquake is the shaking and vibration at the surface of the Earth caused by underground movement along a fault plane, or by volcanic activity.
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Earthquakes have the potential to cause major damage and loss of life, and as they are random events they are difficult to prepare for.
Check the Earthquake Simulation Exercise.