What is an earthquake?
An earthquake is a series of elastic waves
in the crust of the earth, caused by abrupt
easing of strains built up along geologic
faults and by volcanic action, and
resulting in movements in the earth’s
Where do many earthquakes
Many earthquakes occur in a place called
“the Ring of Fire.” This is a place known for
the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanoes.
These catastrophic events usually occur every
day! Many studies have shown that because
of this resemblance earthquakes may have a
relationship with volcanoes.
What are Tectonic Plates?
Indiana has a high risk for
Scientists have come
to understand that
Indiana has a high
risk for earthquakes!
The reason for this
may be that we have
a high risk fault.
Our fault is the
Wabash valley fault.
How Likely is it that earthquakes will
occur in the same place?
You can never tell for sure when or where an
earthquake is going to occur but because of
the patterns made by earthquakes you can
predict when and where they might occur.
Dear Mr. President,
I would like to present to you my completed review on earthquakes. I have plotted
many different earthquakes and volcanoes on a world map for a period of two weeks,
looking for a pattern. I have come to believe that I have finally found this pattern to which
the earthquakes and volcanoes form.
This pattern shows earthquakes occurring around the “Ring of Fire,” a place prone
to earthquakes and volcanoes (the “Ring of Fire” is located on the Pacific plate.) This is
one reason I think that volcanoes may have a relationship with earthquakes.
I have also learned that tectonic plate movement could be another cause of
earthquakes because of the boundary movement of the plates. These boundaries have
different names and movements, Convergent Boundaries, plates move together, usually
forming mountains or mountain ranges. Next are the Divergent Boundaries. This is where
the plates pull away from each other forming rift valleys both under and above water. The
last boundary is the Transform Boundary, in which the plates slide against each other not
forming or destroying plates but still causing earthquakes.
I have very much enjoyed this time of learning and hope you approve of may work. I
hope this will help with the conflict you have. Thank you for your time and I certainly hope
this is as useful to you as it was for me!
sincerely , Abigail S.
How do earthquakes affect
After an earthquakes occurrence, peoples
lives are devastated. Their homes are
destroyed and they are left homeless.
Sometimes earthquakes can form a pattern
leaving its victims in different conditions.
For example: neighbors are both victims of a
minor earthquake one neighbor may loose
everything but the other may only have
minor damage to their house.
How to be prepared for an earthquake!
To be prepared for an earthquake you must
have proper supplies and safe information on
how to protect yourself.
Proper supplies: plenty of water, dried food,
blankets, flashlights, batteries, pillows, and
medication that may be needed for someone
who is sick.
How to be prepared… continued…
Safe information to know: in order to
survive an earthquake you need to know
that… an interior area with no windows
such as a closet or bathroom is the best place
to be in a dangerous event because, glass
cannot harm you and there is not an object
that can fall on you. Cover the neck,
back, and head to protect fragile bones of the
spinal cord. Practice stop, drop, an hold
on, to prevent damage to yourself!
THANK YOU !!!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO MRS. A. BURT !!!!!!!!