The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill will be observed on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:16am. Check out these books on earthquakes other natural disasters, and disaster preparedness. Visit The Great Central U. S. ShakeOut at


Earthquakes by Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods
With maps and pictures, readers are treated to an overview of earthquakes and the way they impact people around the world. Part of the series Disaster Up Close, this title includes an timeline and glossary. Do you know the difference between the Modified Mercalli scale and the Richter scale?

Earthquakes by Seymour Simon
This overview will give you and your young readers much to discuss: Ring of Fire, San Andreas, and geologic process. You will have a new expert in the family after devouring this selection.

Earthquakes by Dennis Fradin and Judy Fradin
Part of the Witness to Disaster series, readers will appreciate the impact of earthquakes through the experiences of those who have survived. A new thirst for understanding this powerful geologic occurrence will emerge.

Natural Disasters by Claire Watts
DK Eyewitness books provides an overview of natural disasters including tsunamis, tornadoes, and Earth shakes. Includes “Did you know?” and a timeline.


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