Earthquakes Info

By: Mehily Mandal & Arely Lazaro Martinez

Earthquakes

Earthquakes could happen when the plates touch and huge rocks form at the edges and rocks shift with great force. Earthquakes distinct themselves by shaking the ground violently displacing objects on the earth. Earthquakes can be small or massive, it depends on how massive the earthquake to see how much destruction it makes. Usually earthquakes are formed when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. Earthquake-like seismic waves could be caused by an explosion underground. It depends how big the earthquake is for the amount of time it lasts. (www.weatherwizkids.com/earthquake.htm)


Evacuation plan: The first thing you need to do when a earthquake occurs is cover the back of you head, neck, and spine. After that have a family meeting place outside where it is safe. Make sure you family meeting place is far away from anything that Incan fall on you. Next always make sure you have a safety kit in a easy spot to find. Lastly do not panic, find a close adult to guide your way.

(FEMA.gov)

For picture above-http://www.alan.com/2014/07/07/geologists-2547-earthquakes-in-oklahoma-linked-to-fracking/

List of supplies when an Earthquake happens

  • Canned food
  • Water bottles
  • Flashlights and lighting
  • Swiss Army Style knife
  • Waterproof matches
  • First Aid kit
  • Medicine
  • Bandages
  • Radios
(wwww.emergency kits.com/)