Earthquakes can destroy human habitats like houses and apartments. Earthquakes can also bury animals that burrow underground. Earthquakes can also can cause a tsunami which can flood cities. It also destroys animal habitats.
Earthquakes can also let gases from deep down in the earth.
Most likely it affected every person with a job because you can’t drive to work and if there are possible roots they are most likely jam packed. Earthquakes can also break factories and job sites which stops work. Earthquakes can also injure workers which can put them out of their jobs for many months.
Earthquakes can do a lot of damage to man-made structures. Also the tsunamis that earthquakes can create can deal even more damage with its giant floods.