Some of the effects that earthquakes have on people include structural damage and injuries. There is also a risk of death associated with earthquakes.
The seismic waves of an earthquake can cause shaking. The stronger the quake, the more intense the shaking. As the ground shakes, it can cause buildings and homes to shake. This in turn can cause items to fall, walls or roofs to begin falling or the entire structure to collapse. This effects people emotionally and economically. As this structural damages occurs, it can cause injuries or death if something falls on a person, hits a person or traps them under debris.