We exhaust our repertoire of tectonic plate jokes while introducing the following topics: the earth’s layers, what are tectonic plates, three types of plate boundaries, plate boundaries vs faults, and how earthquakes happen.
This is a brief overview to lay the groundwork. (… pun intended!) Future episodes will dive deeper.
We explain how to use the QuakeFeed app to locate plate boundaries and faults on the Quake Map.
Download QuakeFeed from the App Store
*NOT A FULL EPISODE* Just a quick announcement about QuakeFeed v5.1.0, available now in the App Store. This update adds three new features: USA Wildfires, Map Legend, and Aftershock Forecasts.
The USA Wildfires data layer requires a QuakeFeed Premium subscription. While viewing the map, tap on a wildfire symbol to view detailed information, such as: acres burned, percent contained, how many buildings were destroyed, how many firefighters are fighting it, etc.
The Map Legend and Aftershock...
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn how to protect yourself in an earthquake!
When the shaking starts, what should you do? We use a bit of humor to help you remember that Drop, Cover and Hold On reduces your chance of injury in an earthquake. We also dispel some common myths about earthquake safety. We hope you enjoy. Stay safe!
Links for more learning:
Drop, Cover, Hold On | Shakeout.org
EARTHQUAKE SAFETY VIDEO SERIES
If You're Near a Sturdy...
Linda and Sequoya travel through time to April 14, 1906 and visit San Francisco. They ride a cable car down Market Street and see a bustling, prosperous city. Next, they travel forward four days and witness the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. The devastating M7.9 quake and the fire that followed took 3,000 lives and destroyed 80% of the city. It also marked the dawn of modern scientific earthquake research in the United States.
If you’re curious to learn more, explore the links below.
Coming soon, a new podcast about earthquake science and safety. Are you curious about what causes the earth to shake? Do you know how to stay safe when it does? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more. We'll also share interesting stories about historical earthquakes and discuss notable quakes that happened recently.