This article about Christchurch, NZ highlights some of the results of stress and anxiety from a major destructive earthquake and thousands of aftershocks. As you might expect, those conditions do affect people’s behavior.
And if you read some of the descriptive information, or see some of the post-quake videos, you will understand why people are so stressed. [Some of these articles are listed on the NZ page of this blog.]
See: Christchurch Fuses Shorter in Wake of Quakes. October 13.
- Canterbury earthquakes broke the rules (stuff.co.nz)
- Smoking and natural disasters: Christchurch residents increase tobacco consumption post-earthquake (engineeringevil.com)