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S: Earthquakes

FC: Earthquakes | By: Abbie and Michael

1: Table of Contents | San Andreas 2 Measuring 4 7 Preparation & 8 Effects of 10 Other Things to 12 14

2: Have you ever been in an earthquake, or heard of the San Andreas Fault? The San Andreas Fault is over 100 miles long. It is possibly the most famous fault line. Earthquakes can be major, or they can be minor. They can cause minimum damage or maximum damage. | The San Andreas Fault line

3: The San Andreas Fault is in California.

4: Seismographs help measure Earthquakes. Scientists also use other tools to measure intensity and magnitude. Intensity measures the damage people can feel and see. Guisepe Mercalli invented a scale that measures intensity. Every time the earth's crust shifts it makes a needle on the seismograph move. Did you know it is very hard to predict when a earthquake will happen? | Measuring magnitude

5: Seismographs hold a small piece of lead that moves as the ground moves.

6: Earthquakes may cause the ground to crack.

7: An earthquake happens when tectonic plates shift and rub against each other.Thousands of earthquakes happen in a day, but most are too small to feel. Before an earthquake happens a foreshock may occur. After an earthquake happens an aftershock may occur. If the earthquake is powerful enough it may change the shift of the earth. | Causes

8: For preparation of an earthquake you will need blankets, flashlights, and tools. The place to be in an earthquake is in a doorway, under a table, or under a desk. The worst injured get treated first. There are also more tools we need to prepare, such as; canned or dried food, battery powered radios, medicine, and water. | Preparation and Recovery

9: You need a lot of things to survive in an Earthquake

10: Earthquakes can cause tsunamis. Tsunamis are very powerful waves that can be over 100 feet tall. Tsunamis are very hard to predict, like earthquakes. Earthquakes can also cause volcanoes to erupt. These volcanoes may be very powerful and deadly. Earthquakes can cause landslides, mudslides, avalanches, and fires. | Effects of Earthquakes

11: Earthquakes may cause tsunamis. | Earthquakes may cause fires.

12: In North Dakota and Florida there are not many Earthquakes, because of their location on tectonic plates. Japan lies on a subduction zone, so there are many earthquakes there. | Other things to know

13: Florida does not very many Earthquakes. | North Dakota does not have very many Earthquakes. | Japan Lies on a subduction zone.

14: Thousands of Earthquakes happen each day. They happen right underneath your feet. Most are small, but some are large. They could happen anywhere and at any time. Be prepared. | Closing | Earthquakes cause a lot of damage.

15: Credits | Earthquakes by Mark Maslin Earthquakes by Neil Morris Earthquakes by Jennifer Nault

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  • Title: Earthquakes
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