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  1. 1. Earthquakes This six minute talk is about earthquakes in general. A road after an earthquake
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>An earthquake is a sudden movement of the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to talk to you about earthquakes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Cause
  4. 4. The Effect <ul><li>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 struck. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Measuring Earthquakes <ul><li>The magnitude of earthquakes is measured with a seismometer. </li></ul>A horizontal seismometer
  6. 6. Did You Know Facts <ul><li>Some international schools have earthquake drills every now and then? </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes under the ocean cause tsunamis? </li></ul><ul><li>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. It also caused a tsunami in Japan! </li></ul>An earthquake drill
  7. 7. Major Earthquake Locations <ul><li>China (the latest victim of earthquakes) </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>America </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul>These are some of the major earthquake locations:
  8. 8. Word Search Seismometer Effect Earthquake Cause Magnitude z a u y v f c t u q r i x p e s u a c f j o w t s k m b e s v h l e n g a j p d h n g e m k b u g z u x p k a d z q q a h t n o t w y r q h b k i l s c o r x i t y f n c e e c k c u r t s g d j f w i v d a u l a m t f a r e t e m o m s i e s
  9. 9. Questions <ul><li>What do you measure earthquakes with? </li></ul><ul><li>Seismometers </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes happen along what? </li></ul><ul><li>Plate margins </li></ul><ul><li>Where has the latest earthquake in the world hit? </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>What does magnitude mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Size of the earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Where was the largest earthquake recorded? </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Chile </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Information from: </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Video from: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>References
  11. 11. Glossary <ul><li>Magnitude – size </li></ul><ul><li>Seismometer – a machine used to measure movement in the earth’s surface </li></ul>
  12. 12. Natural Disasters Video <ul><li>Click this link to see video: </li></ul><ul><li>Please note that the title is in French. </li></ul><ul><li>Translation of the title: Natural Disasters </li></ul><ul><li>(We are only going to show thirty seconds of the video. Sorry for any inconvenience.) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you for listening <ul><li>We hope you learnt something today and hope you have enjoyed our talk. </li></ul>Information researched by Caitlin Pictures found by Jenny