Natural Disasters

Earthquake Paragraph

Earthquakes can cause terrible disasters. Many people die from them each year. The majority of them die from collapsed buildings. According to the article, eighty percent of earthquakes occur along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. They are made when immense stress builds up in between plates. When the stress is released, it sends out massive vibrations called seismic waves. Also, most of them occur at fault zones. Scientists assign a magnitude rating to earthquakes based on strength and duration of their seismic waves. An earthquake measuring three to five is considered small and an earthquake measured eight is considered large. Earthquakes can be very dangerous, and cause a lot of damage.
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Earthquake Poem

Immense stress started to build up between plates

and was released, sending out huge vibrations.

A giant earthquake was about to occur.

The sound of the earthquake,

rumbling, loud crashes as things fall to the ground,

and terrifying screams.


Along the Pacific Ocean, where most occur,

the massive earthquake

was roaring, as if it was angry

With earthquakes happening around the world each day,

this one was the worst. It destroyed everything,

killing many people.