What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘earthquake’?   Leave a comment

English: A picture of the 2004 tsunami in Ao N...

English: A picture of the 2004 tsunami in Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand. Français : Image montrant le raz-de-marée de 2004 à Ao Nang, en Thaïlande. Italiano: Una fotografia del maremoto dell’Oceano Indiano ad Ao Nang, in Tailandia. Español: Imagen del terremoto del Océano Índico de 2004 en Ao Nang, Tailandia. മലയാളം: 2004-ൽ ഇന്ത്യൻ മഹാസമുദ്രത്തിൽ ഉണ്ടായ സുനാമി, തായ്‌ലാന്റിലെ ആവോ നാങിൽ നിന്നുള്ള ചിത്രം. Myanmasa: ဆူနာမီ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘earthquake’?
2) Have you ever experienced an earthquake or tremor?
3) Do you think an earthquake is the world’s scariest natural disaster?
4) What should you do the second an earthquake hits?
5) Why do you think people live in areas that have lots earthquakes?
6) Would you move to a city like Tokyo or San Francisco, where a huge earthquake could strike at any time?
7) What would you put in your emergency earthquake bag?
8) What do you think when you see news reports of earthquakes?
9) Why do earthquakes happen?
10) What’s the difference between a magnitude 6 and 7 earthquake?




1) What do you know about earthquakes?
2) What is your earliest memory of earthquakes (a movie, a story in a book, the real thing…)?
3) What would happen to your town if a big earthquake struck?
4) What would you do if an earthquake struck right now?
5) Do you know where the emergency shelters are in your town (for earthquakes or other natural disasters)?
6) Scientists say animals know hours before that an earthquake will strike. How do you think this is possible?
7) Do you think scientists will one day be able to make totally earthquake-proof buildings and cities?
8) What is the worst earthquake you’ve seen on the news?
9) Do you like earthquake disaster movies?
10) Have you ever sent money to earthquake victims (or victims of any other natural disaster)?





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