Didactic Earthquake Displays
Did You Know?
Earthquakes are the geological forces of the Earth that build mountains and
create ocean. They are nature’s reminder that we are living on the thin outer
crust of a planet that is cooling.
Each year, approximately 800,000 earthquakes are recorded worldwide. Most
are too small to be felt, but typically at least one is a great earthquake.
The Earth’s outer crust is divided into plates.
Earthquakes occur when plates move under
over, or slide past each other.
Earthquakes typically occur along plate