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EARTHQUAKES/Joseph

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Nancy Torchiano

on 18 January 2014

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Transcript of EARTHQUAKES/Joseph

What is an Earthquake?
EARTHQUAKES
During an Earthquake:
Affect of an Earthquake:
The affect of an earthquake usually includes buildings toppling ,ground cracking, power outages, and wires falling off the pole.
What You Should Do Before an Earthquake:
An earthquake is shaking that can happen when the tectonic plates on a fault line start moving against each other or over each other.
Build an emergency kit and a communications plan.
Store breakable items like glass, china and bottled foods in low cabinets with latches.
Hold earthquake drills with your family members: Drop, cover, and hold on.
Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or a wall.
Stay away from glass, walls, or furniture that could fall.
Drop to the ground, take cover, and get under something sturdy and hold on until the shaking stops.
If your not near anything, cover your and head and crouch in a corner.
Don't use elevators.
Be aware that sprinkler and fire alarms may turn on. The electricity may go out, too.
Move away from buildings, wires, and lampposts.
Don't move. Stay there until it stops.
What to do After an Earthquake:
Make sure the shaking has stopped; if it didn't, stay in the spot you were in.
Get ready for the aftershocks.
Don't go near power lines that have fallen.
Ask your neighbors to help you clean up the disaster.
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