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S: Earthquakes

FC: Earthquakes | By:Nikki & Holly

1: Introduction Earthquakes Formation and Causes Measuring an Earthquake Types of Earthquakes Famous Fault Lines and Earthquakes Being Preprepared Resources | Page 2 Page 3 Page 4-5 Page 6-7 Page 8-9 Page 10 Page 11

2: Susan was trying to call her brother, Will, because the city predicted that there was going to be an earthquake at 9:00 am. Ring, Ring , Ring! Will picked up 2 rings later. | "Yes?" Will answered the phone. "OK, listen, I woke up at, oh, 6:30 this morning and the News came on," Susan panted into the phone. "Whoa, slow down! What did they say?" Will said. "There's going to be an earthquake at 9:00 am!" she screamed. | 2

3: Earthquakes | An earthquake occurs along a fault line. A fault line is a crack in the earth. The earth's crust shakes and energy builds up. When plates move and slide past each other. on the fault line, an earthquake can happen. | 3

4: Measuring an Earthquake | A seismograph helps measure an earthquake. They record how the earth's crust moves. A pen moves back and forth making marks on the roll of paper. | The Seismograph

5: The richter scale is a scale that shows the amount of energy that an earthquake gives off. It consist of 0-9. The earthquake in Japan in March 2011 was an 8.9, one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. | The Richter Scale

6: Types of Earthquakes Shortwaves are the movement of an earthquake, but underground. The point, the epicenter, is where the shaking is strongest. As the waves get farther away, they get weaker. | Magnitude1- can't be felt Magnitude 2- can be felt at the epicenter Magnitude 3- Magnitude 4-5 Magnitude 6 Magnitude 7-8 | 4

7: The Types of Earthquakes | Magnitude 1 | Magnitude 2 | Magnitude 3 | Magnitude 4-5 | Magnitude 6 | Magnitude 7-8 | 5

8: Historical Earthquakes | Chile- Most powerful earthquake ever. It was off the coast of Chile. It happened in the 1960's. It was 3.7 miles deep and was a 9.5. | Pakistan- It was the deadliest earthquake in 2005. It happened on October 8, 2005. It was a 7.6. | 6

9: Indian Ocean- The earthquake created a tsunami. It took place off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on December 26, 2004. Its magnitude was a 9.0. | Peru- The earthquake caused the worst avalanche on record. It took place on May 31, 1970 and was a 8.1. | 7 | San Andreas Fault- In 1906, there was a devastating earthquake in SanFrancisco. It occurred along the San Andreas Fault in California. The fault is 800 miles long.

10: If you are indoors you should always hold on to a table or anything sturdy. When shaking stops, exit the building. Expect aftershocks after the earthquake.The aftershocks can be violent but not as bad. Help injured or trapped people. Secure heavy objects, and build a emergency kit. | Being Prepared | If you are outside stay away from street lights and stay away from large buildings. Find cover A.S.A.P! When the shaking stops, make sure the building is sturdy before going inside.

11: ready.gov Earthquakes By Jennifer Nault Earthquakes By Laura Conlon Earthquakes By Louise Park Earthquakes By Michele Ingber Drohan Earthquakes By Cari Meister ask.com | Resources

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