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Earthquakes - ShakeOut Drill

Earthquakes are usually caused by the movement of a land mass moving past another land mass. The sudden release of built up energy sends seismic waves out in all directions. The more powerful ones can cause significant damage.

February commemorates Earthquake Awareness Month.
In 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched a national public service campaign,, to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, hazards, and threats.

Earthquake drill will take place - Participation is encouraged.


Kapiolani Community College Library will be holding our Shakeout Drill Informative Session on...

When: March 1, 2023

Time: 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Live Presentation In Lama 118 (Library)

Masks are required

Presenter will be Dr. Nasir Gazdar (Geology/Earth Sciences) Instructor


In order to get this certificate, you must make careful measurements throughout the activity.

Virtual Earthquake is an interactive Web-based activity designed to introduce you to the concepts of how an earthquake EPICENTER is located and how the RICHTER MAGNITUDE of an earthquake is determined. The Virtual Earthquake program is running on a Web Server at California State University at Los Angeles. You can interact with Virtual Earthquake using either a Web Browser running on Macs or PCs.

Geology of Hawaiian Islands GG 103 Drill on Earthquake Safety "Drop! Cover! Hold on!"

The earthquake"Shake Out!"

When the Earth Shakes - Animated Video
When the Earth shakes, the ground moves and things start to fall, you'll ask yourself 'how prepared or unprepared are you?'

Earthquake Resources

Video Resources

Resilient Japan: The Never-Ending Effort for Earthquake Safety  (1:00 min)

Living with Earthquakes in Hawaii (35.28 Min)

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