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This six minute talk is about earthquakes in general.
A road after an earthquake
An earthquake is a sudden movement of the ground. We are going to talk to you about earthquakes.
The effects of earthquakes vary. This is a result of a variety of things such as the strength of the earthquake, the amount of people in the area and the level of development in the area where the earthquake
The magnitude of earthquakes is measured with a seismometer.
A horizontal seismome ter
Did You Know Facts
An earthquake drill
Some international schools have earthquake drills every now and then? Earthquakes under the ocean cause tsunamis? The largest earthquake ever recorded had a magnitude of 9.5 out of 10 in southern Chile? Over 2,000 people died and 2,000,000 were left homeless.
Major Earthquake Locations
These are some of the major earthquake locations:
• China (the latest victim of earthquakes) • Chile • Turkey • America • Japan • Indonesia
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Seismomet er Effect Earthquake Cause Magnitude
What do you measure earthquakes with? Seismometers Earthquakes happen along what? Plate margins Where has the latest earthquake in the world hit? China What does magnitude mean? Size of the earthquake Where was the largest earthquake recorded? Southern Chile
Information from: bennett.karoo.net/topics/earthq uakes Pictures from: images.google.com Video from: teachertube.com
• Magnitude – size • Seismometer – a machine used to measure movement in the earth’s surface
Natural Disasters Video
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Please note that the title is in French. Translation of the title: Natural Disasters (We are only going to show thirty seconds of the video. Sorry for any inconvenience.)
Thank you for listening
We hope you learnt something today and hope you have enjoyed our talk.
Information researched by Caitlin
Pictures found by Jenny