Civil engineers are using technology to make the city safer after a magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck near Omaha, Neb., on Sunday.
Omaha has a population of about 8,000.
The city has been closed for about a week because of the quake, which is considered a major disaster, and officials say that the city has received hundreds of calls from citizens.
They also have received calls from people who were worried about their homes or their homes may be damaged.
Here are some of the safety tips: •Do not climb onto or block sidewalks, drive on them, or walk on them.
•Do stay inside.
Avoid windows, doors, and other openings.
•Avoid using metal grates on buildings.
•Keep your pets indoors.
The US Geological Survey says that a quake in the same area would produce a similar quake, but the magnitude is much smaller.
Officials are asking people to keep pets inside.
•Be aware of your surroundings.
If you are driving or using your phone, turn off the radio and check for the sound of a loud earthquake.
•When outdoors, keep an eye on your surroundings and avoid taking photos or videos.
People who live near a large building or structure should make sure that there are no other people or pets nearby.
•If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, consider hiring a contractor to install and maintain a wall, and check with local building codes.