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California Earthquakes

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Earthquakes are incredibly destructive and occur all over the earth. The California earthquakes are the deadliest (USGS). Earthquakes are deadly and incredibly destructive but, people can be prepared for them. Earthquakes occur on all tectonic plate boundaries.
Earthquakes occur at all tectonic plate boundaries. I know this because, they occur at transform plate boundaries (Dattilo). At transform plate boundaries, two plates slide past each other horizontally (Kids-Fun-Science). An example of this type of earthquakes are the earthquakes along the San Andreas fault (Kids-Fun-Science). Another tectonic plate that earthquakes occur, is divergent boundaries (Dattilo). An example of these types of earthquakes, is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge running through Iceland(Kids-Fun-Science). Another tectonic plate that earthquakes occur, is Convergent boundaries (Kids-Fun-Science). An example of these types of earthquakes, was in Chile in 1960 (Dattilo). …show more content…

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  • Explains that earthquakes are deadly and incredibly destructive but, people can be prepared for them.
  • Explains that earthquakes occur at all tectonic plate boundaries, such as the san andreas fault and divergent boundaries.
  • Explains that people can be prepared for earthquakes by doing the drop, cover hold on technique and staying away from glass, windows, outside doors, walls, and anything that could fall.
  • Explains that earthquakes are deadly and incredibly destructive. the deadliest earthquake in recorded history was in 1556 in shaanxi, china.
  • Explains that earthquakes are deadly and incredibly destructive but, people can be prepared for them.

One way you can be safe during an earthquake, is to do the Drop, Cover Hold On technique. (DROP to your hands and knees. COVER your head and neck with your arms. HOLD ON to any sturdy shelter until the shaking stops). (Ready). Another way you can be safe during an earthquake, is if you're in bed, STAY THERE and COVER your head and neck with a pillow (Ready). A final way you can be safe during an earthquake, is to stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture

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