More than a million earthquakes rattle the world each year!
An earthquake is caused by a powerful movement of the tectonic plates, which are found below the Earth’s crust. The fast release of energy creates seismic waves that travel through the Earth. We feel that movement and call it an earthquake.
It is important in earthquake prone countries, to build houses and buildings that react well to earthquakes. Good engineering practises can help stop buildings collapsing under the stress of large earthquakes.
An earthquake can happen at any time, so you need to be prepared and know what to do to protect yourself!
REMEMBER: DROP! COVER! HOLD ON!
Do you think you can beat The Quake?
Click on the image below to play a game to test your knowledge and skill!
Did you beat the earthquake or did it beat you???
Till next time…
Images used were downloaded from:
http://www.safetyposter.com, www.shakeout.org and www.shakeout.govt.nz