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. Read on if you want to know what to do during an earthquake. Play the game and test yourself at the end!
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 or the link above to play a game to test your knowledge and skill on a device that supports flash player.
Till next time…
Images used were downloaded from:
http://www.safetyposter.com, www.shakeout.org and www.shakeout.govt.nz
Tomorrow’s assigned reading for homework. Bravo Peppi! Thank you!
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