Geohazards: Earthquakes

By: Rebekah Byrd

Earthquakes: What Happens? Hazardous?

-caused when rocks break due to the stress caused by movement of the tectonic plates that make up the outer layer of the Earth
-causes roads and flooring to split, even buildings split into two or more pieces

-can injure many people

-tremendously destructive

-occur by the thousands every day around the world, but you can't feel all of them

-most occur at fault zones

-can occur at any moment

Be Prepared!

Three ways you can make sure you are prepared and protected before or during an earthquake are to make sure that everything in your home is securely placed and that heavy thing are nailed into the wall or floor, have a safe room that everyone in you house can safely fit into, and take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture.