Earthquake Disaster

Are you safe???

What is an earthquake??

An earthquake is the shaking of the surface on earth. It may cause major/violent damage to buildings, homes and possibly you. An earthquake is caused when an underground rock breaks along fault, the release of energy causes the seismic waves the make the ground shake. Two of the plates rub against each other. After awhile the rocks break because the pressure that builds up, right when the rocks break an earthquake is caused.

List of supplies

You may pack the following in a bag, suitcase, duffel bag etc.

  • Medicine
  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Cash/money
  • Toilet tissue
  • Water proof matches
  • Portable radio
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Cover/blankets
  • Change of clothes
  • Bottled water
  • Canned food
  • Whistle
  • Jackets
  • Local Map/compass
  • Tools
  • Rope
  • Can opener
  • Undergarments

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Evacuation plan

Evacuating during and earthquake is very important because a building or house is not the safest place to be at when an earthquake is occurring. An evacuation plan is important because u need a place to go when a earthquake is occurring to meet up. You need a place to meet with your loved ones/family members so you won't turn up in different places.