Isn't that one really long! Like from Northern California to British Columbia!
Don't worry. It will help raise awareness about how the Cascadia Subduction zone could create an eartquake soon!
Yeah it will be a large one that could affect many people in Yan City!
I'm worried about our presentation today
The Juan De Fuca and the North American Plates have been clashing together for a long time.
They create the Cascadia Subduction Zone. An earthquake from there is long overdue.
An Earthquake occurs when two plates push together along a fault, and cause the ground to shake
Earthquakes often time result in tsunamis. Tsunamis are large waves that come with immense force
That's why it is good to be prepared!
The last time that this happened was around 1700, and scientists suspect that it happen again in the next two years
The most important thing is to stay calm, and to try to help others. Make sure to stay away from old structures, glass, and heavy furniture.
Get down as close to the ground as you can. Being in a firmer structure like a basement can help you. ALWAYS remember to cover your head and neck with your hands.
Every family should have a plan of action in case of an earthquake. If you are by a coast make sure to get to high ground as fast as you can.
Having non-perishable food, and water with you is essential.
You also should have some source of temporary light that doesn't need electricity, or uses batteries. Having a First Aid Kit is necessary, as is having a whistle to contact help
It is best not to use a fridge or freezer while power is out, or else the food can go to waste. Candles and battery-powered flashlights are good alternatives to powered lights. Walking is usually the best form of transportation
You may notice that some appliances in your home won't work. Like a phone/laptop or a fridge. There are ways to help this.
Having a whistle with you can help signal to other where you are. Having a GPS tracking device can also help others locate you