Tag Archives: earthquakes

Pack A Disaster Bag

Anyone teaching about responses to natural disasters may want to check out the web site for Sacramento County: http://www.sacramentoready.org/ It includes a good deal of information about responses and preparedness, and I particularly like their advert that tries to encourage … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters Data For the Classroom

Here is a really useful resource for any geographers teaching about natural disasters. On the ‘Prevention Web’ web site (in the resources section) are a number of reports and data sets about natural disasters around the world. They are all … Continue reading

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New Lava Centre Exhibition For Iceland

School trips to Iceland have grown in popularity in recent years, and I have been lucky enough to be regularly involved with some of them through my work with Rayburn Tours. http://www.lavacentre.is/ This summer I am looking forward to visiting … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Poster For The Classroom

Further to my last blog entry, if you are teaching about the recent New Zealand earthquake –  you may want to take a look at this excellent poster  produced by the US Geological Service: It is available as a PDF … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Case Study For The Classroom

The recent New Zealand earthquake has provided a great opportunity for geography teachers to update one of their natural hazards case studies. There has been plenty of resources in the news over the past few days – but if you … Continue reading

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Google for Earthquakes

There are approximately forty earthquake tremors of magnitude four or greater across the world each day, and an earthquake above six on the Richter Scale occurs every other day. Geography  teachers should be aware that Google has now made tracking … Continue reading

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Myth-Busting the New ‘San Andreas’ Movie – Sorting Fact From Fiction

I managed to catch the new movie ‘San Andreas’ last night – perfect timing for a unit of work I had just started with year nine students, looking at earthquake preparedness in California. It is a classic American ‘action movie’, … Continue reading

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