The Great San Fernando Earthquake
RUMBLE! The Earth is shaking with all its might. HELP!
Suddenly there was a warning from the radio that there is an earthquake about to happen. I told everyone to go down to the basement. Before I got there the ground shook...
The roof started to crumble and the lights fell on the floor. The glass shattered and the glass killed my dad. We were all under chairs because no one had time to go to the basement so we all hid under chairs. My hands were shivering and I was sweating a lot.
After the earthquake we went out to see the terrible destruction the earthquake made. We all met up at school but everything was destroyed so we had to work in another place. A lot of people had died and many were injured.
A teacher said, "I was walking and all of a sudden there was massive shaking on the ground. I quickly went back to the office but there was no table so i stayed in the room where there was no dangerous furniture."
A student said, "I was sleeping and the ground shook. I recognised the shaking from a previous earthquake . I remembered from a lesson that I needed to hide under a table and stay away from furniture. I also remembered to pack an first aid kit."
In summary, it was a magnitude of 6.6 and it was a devastating earthquake.