3 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EARTHQUAKE

3 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EARTHQUAKE

TYPES OF EARTHQUAKES

   There are different types of earthquakes (earth tremors) caused by sudden movement of the earth tectonic plates which are: Tectonic earthquake Volcanic Earthquakes, Collapse Earthquake and Expand Earthquake.

 (1) Tectonic earthquake: this is caused by the breaking of the earth crust due to geological forces on rocks and adjoining plates that wakens because of chemical changes. You might wonder where the chemical comes from. Well, effects of man’s activity on the earth introduce these chemicals. Dangerous activities like explosions.

 (2) Volcanic earthquake: this is the type of earthquake caused by tectonic process in conjunction with volcanic eruption

 (3) Collapse earthquake: this types of earthquake is relatively small and usually happens in underground caverns and mines especially when rocks are broken on the surface of the mines using explosives

Now the most dangerous and wicked cause of earthquake

(4) Explosion: this kind of earthquake happens as a result of a detonation of nuclear weapons or chemical weapons

                   CAUSES OF EARTHQUAKES

   Knowing the types of earthquakes have explained a lot about why earthquake occurs. In the 80’s, earthquakes occur but not as common as it is now. In places Like Nigeria, No one would believe that we would be expecting it soon but that is the reality. Nature has a way of putting all these things under control. Left for nature alone, this tragedy would not be a reason for panic. However, the increase in horrible activities and dangerous discoveries by man has caused negative effects on the ecosystem with the use of dangerous weapons and improper mining activities. A lot must be done about it.

  Meanwhile, in view of what is yet to come, what can be done to prevent more damages? What should you do in an earthquake scene?

        WHAT TO DO IN AN EARTHQUAKE SCENE

  • If you are indoors
  • Take Cover under a table or bench. If there is no table or desk, sit against a wall away from things that would possibly fall on you. Stay away from windows, bookcases or tall and heavy furniture
  • Wait in your safety spot until the shaking stops and then check to see if you are hurt. Check others around you too. Move carefully and lookout for fallen things.
  • There may be aftershocks or smaller earthquakes quite soon after so be prepared
  • If you want to leave the building after the shaking stops, use the stairs, never use elevators
  • If you are outside:
  • Stay away from tall buildings
  • Avoid tall trees
  • Make sure you don’t go close to Street lamps and power lines.
  • Crouch down and cover your head.

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