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An Earthquake Is. ... Earthquake Statistics. 15% of the population lives in zones of potential major disaster. ... Earthquake Preparedness. Store heavy and ...

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an earthquake is
An Earthquake Is . . .

A sudden slipping or movement of a portion of the Earth’s crust, caused by a sudden release of stresses, usually less than 25 miles below the surface.

damage caused by earthquakes
Damage Caused by Earthquakes
  • Collapsed buildings
  • Damage to utilities, structures, and roads
  • Fires and explosions
  • Structural instability
likelihood of an earthquake
Likelihood of an Earthquake

The greatest likelihood of a major earthquake is in:

  • The Western United States.
  • The New Madrid Fault Zone in Missouri.
  • A few pockets on the east coast.
earthquake statistics
Earthquake Statistics
  • 15% of the population lives in zones of potential major disaster.
  • Residents of California face the highest risk.
  • Four million people along the New Madrid Fault Zone are at great risk.
  • Residents of Massachusetts, North Carolina, and South Carolina are also at risk.
richter scale
Richter Scale
  • Small: 5.0 to 5.9
  • Moderate: 6.0 to 6.9
  • Major: 7.0 to 7.9
  • Great: 8.0 or greater
earthquake preparedness
Earthquake Preparedness
  • Develop a home earthquake plan.
  • Conduct earthquake drills.
  • Develop a plan for reuniting family members.
  • Identify an out-of-state family contact.
  • Keep supplies on hand.
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Earthquake Preparedness
  • Store heavy and breakable objects on low shelves.
  • Secure bookshelves and water heaters.
  • Install flexible pipe.
  • Move beds away from windows.
  • Move or secure hanging objects over beds, sofas, or chairs.
  • Keep shoes and a flashlight under the bed.
during an earthquake
During an Earthquake
  • Drop, cover, and hold.
  • If indoors, stay there!
  • If outdoors, find a spot away from buildings, trees, streetlights and power lines, and overpasses.
  • If in a vehicle, drive to a clear spot and stop.
after an earthquake
After an Earthquake
  • Extinguish small fires.
  • Clean up spills.
  • Inspect home for damage.
  • Help neighbors.
  • Tune to Emergency Alert System (EAS).
  • Expect aftershocks.
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