Earthquakes 101 by National Geographic
"Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down.
Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what's being done to help buildings sustain their hits." (YouTube)
Loyal Japanese dog leads rescuers to mate - A short article + a video
"A spaniel found amid the devastation in Ibaraki Prefecture leads a TV crew to its injured friend." GRAMMAR :
"The pair were rescued by vets...
The tan and white spaniel was taken to a shelter...
Its injured mate is being treated by a vet." (telegraph.co.uk)
Strike-Slip Fault Animation.
(and Dip-Slip Fault Animation.- Surface Wave Animation.- Primary
Wave Animation. - Secondary Wave Animation. - a movie about The
1989 Loma Prieta quake.)
What's inside a Japanese quake grab bag ?
"With more than half a million people living in temporary shelters and panic-buying leaving stores empty of supplies, people are being reminded of the importance of government advice, which tells them to have a survival "grab bag" permanently at the ready." (BBC)
A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings
An Introduction - The Children's Book - The Parent's Guide - Guide
for Teachers (earthquake.usgs.gov)
Survivors Sought After Ecuador, Japan Quakes- Text + Audio - 18 April 2016
"Efforts to rescue victims continue after strong earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan killed hundreds and injured thousands.
In Ecuador, officials say at least 350 people died and more than 2,500 were injured in an earthquake that struck the coastal area late Saturday." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Activities TO PRINT :
tsunamis strike Asia (December 2004) - a lesson
plan with : - PRE-READING IDEAS : 1. WORD SEARCH - 2. TRUE / FALSE
- 3. DEFINITIONS (Matching) 4. SYNONYM MATCH - 5. PHRASE MATCH - WHILE READING ACTIVITIES : 1. GAP-FILL - 2. TRUE/FALSE
- 3. DEFINITIONS - 4. SYNONYM MATCH - 5. PHRASE MATCH - 6. QUESTIONS
- 7. VOCABULARY - POST READING IDEAS : 1. GAP-FILL - 2. QUESTIONS - 3.
VOCABULARY - 4. STUDENT-GENERATED SURVEY - 5. 'WAVE'/ 'QUAKE'
- 6. DISCUSSION ("Have you ever ... ?) 7. AID NOW - HOMEWORK : 1. VOCAB EXTENSION - 2. INTERNET / WEB LINKS
- 3. YOUR PLAN OF ACTION (Create a poster...) - 4. EYEWITNESS
(Breaking News English)
Hope for Haiti Event Raises Millions- a lesson planwith AUDIO
"Some of the biggest stars in entertainment gathered on Friday night to help raise money for Haiti. The event, called ‘Hope for Haiti Now’, was organized by actor George Clooney..."
WARM-UPS : HAITI / STARS / AID FOR HAITI / ENTERTAINMENT (breakingnewsenglish.com)
San Andreas Fault News- October 2016 Heightened Earthquake Advisory for Los Angeles
"The Governor's Office of Emergency Services asked Southern California residents to remain on heightened alert until Tuesday
for the increased possibility of a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault."
Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade - Article + Photos + Videos - 26 August 2016
"Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade...
At least 267 people are now known to have died and 400 were injured. Teams have continued to search the rubble of toppled buildings for a second night.
However, hundreds of aftershocks have hampered the efforts of the 5,000 rescuers."
Radiation alert after Japan blast - 15/03/2011
"Radiation levels at a Japanese quake-stricken nuclear plant reach levels harmful to human health, a top official warns, after a third blast and a fire... Japan also announced a 30-km no-fly zone around the reactors to prevent planes spreading the radiation further afield." (BBC)
Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant - Article + Video
"The government of Fukushima prefecture said radiation levels at the plant over one hour were equivalent to the annual allowable exposure...
Containers of uranium fuel inside the reactor may have begun melting...
The explosion was most likely caused by melting fuel coming into contact with water." (BBC)
dead' in Chinese quake (12/05/2008)
"Between 3,000 and 5,000 people are killed by a 7.8-magnitude
earthquake in the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan,
state media reports." (BBC)
Sichuan It "is a province in western China..." (Wikipedia)
hits much of England (27/02/2008) "The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years
has shaken homes across large parts of England...
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre of the
5.3 magnitude quake was near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. " + VIDEOS (BBC)
Cartoons : (Si
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Foreign Office Helpline
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun
shows what we can assume is a
British woman phoning the
Foreign Office helpline
from disaster-torn Japan
(we can see the stricken Fukushima
nuclear plant through the window).
However, she just gets a recorded message
telling her to press 1 or 2
according to the type of crisis she is caught up in."
+ COMMENTARY (jeffreyhill.typepad.com)
'The Story of an Eyewitness' by Jack London- Text + Audio + Video - 14 August 2015
"It is April 18, 1906. The largest earthquake San Francisco has ever seen hits.
Collier's magazine sends the famous American writer, Jack London, to report on the destruction and great loss of life.
He describes the panic, a firestorm, and the flight of the city's people to escape. (learningenglish.voanews.com)