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Earthquakes By: Hesham Eshmila District Standard. What is an Earthquake? What causes earthquakes? Where do we have Earthquakes? Examples. What should you do in case of an Earthquake?
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District Standard Understands basic features of the Earth and the Earth Processes. Benchmark Knows effect of the movement of crustal plates (e.g earthquakes occur along the boundaries between colliding plates; sea floor spreading occurs where plates are moving apart; mountain building occurs where plates are moving together; volcanic eruptions release pressure created by molten rock beneath the Earth’s surface. Objective Understands process of earthquakes in relation to plate tectonics.
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What is an Earthquake? An earthquake is a shaking of the earth crust caused by a release of energy. A result of motions of the lithospheric plates
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Unformatted text preview: Much larger areas are effected What causes earthquakes? The major cause is the stress build up of two lithospheric plates. Volcanism The collapse of a cavern WHERE DO WE HAVE EARTHQUAKES? San Andreas Northridge M6.7 - January 17, 1994, 57 deaths - more than 11,000 injuries - $40 + billion in damage Kobe M7.2--,January 17, 1995,--5,500 deaths,26,000 injured, $200 billion (US dollars) Mexico City M 8.1 -- September 19, 1985, --10,000 deaths, 50,000 injured -- $4 billion dollars in damage WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IN CASE OF AN EARTHQUAKE? Four Rules For Earthquake Survival Rule 1 (inside): Look for a safe place Rule 2 (inside): Rule 3 (inside): Once the shaking has stopped, get out. Rule 4 (outside): Get away from the sides of buildings. Questions?????...
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This note was uploaded on 06/23/2011 for the course BUSINESS 2293 taught by Professor Mummzy during the Spring '11 term at Langara.

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