Earthquakes provide a momentary jolt of what is important in life. Coworkers begin making sure others are okay and help them to safety. Work stops. Employees leave their offices, buildings, warehouses and factories to go outside and account for everyone.
People immediately start connecting with family members to ensure their safety.
All of a sudden the priorities of life fall into place.
Although earthquakes are not a good thing, the humanity it brings back into life is. The dog eat dog world of business takes a back seat to helping others. The momentary jolt of an earthquake resets the humanitarian clock.
Assuming no one gets hurt by the quake, it’s a good thing for humankind.