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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: October 16, 2024

Time: 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Live Presentation In Lama 118 (Library)

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.

Drop, Cover and Hold On Videos

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?'

Video Resources

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

Living with Earthquakes in Hawaii (35.28 Min)

Here's EXACTLY What to Do When the Next Megaquake Hits: Cascadia Subduction Zone

Subduction zone earthquakes are the largest and most destructive on earth.
In 2004 a 9.1 megaquake hit Sumatra off the coast of Indonesia, unleashing a massive tsunami and killing 227,898 people.
And in 2011, the Tohoku earthquake struck Japan, killing around 20,000 and triggering the infamous Fukushima nuclear disaster.
In the Pacific northwest lurks the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which has been dormant for centuries and is overdue for its next “big one.”

Cats sense earthquake before it happens (2018.06.18)

Experts state: “Very few humans notice the smaller P wave that travels the fastest from the earthquake source and arrives before the larger S wave. But many animals with more keen senses are able to feel the P wave seconds before the S wave arrives."
P Wave hits at 3 seconds - S Wave hits at 12 seconds.

Earthquake Intensity Simulation Examples

Earthquake Size Comparison | Biggest Earthquakes On Real Building 💥

Building vs. 6 Earthquakes! (3D simulation)

Can a High-rise survive 2 G forces? (Earthquake Intensity VII, IX, X, XII)

Afghanistan Earthquake

Afghanistan News | Earthquake of Magnitude 6.5 Hits Northern Afghanistan, Killing at Least 3 | N18V

Earthquake Map Location  ||  Plate Tectonics Map  ||  USGS Earthquake Map

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