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Earthquakes

Earthquake damaging door

One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects. An earthquake is a suddent movement of the earth, caused by the abrupt release of strain that has accumulated over a long time.

Resources:

Earthquake Hazards Program
By the U.S. Geological Survey

Indiana Earthquake Information
USGS's National Earthquake Information Center

Be Ready 1-2-3 Disaster Dog (PDF: 158 KB)
The material helps young children, ages 4 to 7, learn through activities and demonstrations led by Disaster Dog. (Source: American Red Cross)

September 27, 1909
The most damaging Indiana earthquake

FEMA Resources

Earthquake information

Earthquakes
Information from FEMA's "Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness"

Deciding to Stay or to Go: A families' guide to preparing for natural disasters (PDF: 668 KB)
(Source: American Red Cross & FEMA)