Earthquake! podcast



Are you curious about what causes the earth to shake? Do you know how to stay safe? Join us to learn about earthquake science, safety, and history. Warning: includes many silly jokes and puns ...because learning should be FUN!

5 Episodes

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    Plate Tectonics (part 1)


    We exhaust our repertoire of tectonic plate jokes while introducing the following topics: the earth’s layers, what are tectonic plates, three types of plate boundaries, plate boundaries vs faults, and how earthquakes happen. This is a brief overview to lay the groundwork. (… pun intended!) Future episodes will dive deeper. INTERACTIVE LESSON We explain how to use the QuakeFeed app to locate plate boundaries and faults on the Quake Map. Download QuakeFeed from the App Store ASK THE SCIENCE KID We answer an interesting question about earthquakes in Antarctica. Our goal is to inspire CURIOSITY! We hope you and your family enjoy our lighthearted humor while learning something new about this AWESOME planet we call home. LINKS TO LEARN MORE The Great ShakeOut: Join 14+ million people on October 21st by practicing how to be safer during earthquakes. IRIS Earthquake Science: Earthquake Faults, Plate Boundaries, & Stress USGS: Do earthquakes occur in Antarctica? USGS: Listening to the Earth at the South Pole (QSPA)
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    UPDATE: QuakeFeed v5.1.0 (with Wildfires!)


    *NOT A FULL EPISODE* Just a quick announcement about QuakeFeed v5.1.0, available now in the App Store. This update adds three new features: USA Wildfires, Map Legend, and Aftershock Forecasts. The USA Wildfires data layer requires a QuakeFeed Premium subscription. While viewing the map, tap on a wildfire symbol to view detailed information, such as: acres burned, percent contained, how many buildings were destroyed, how many firefighters are fighting it, etc. The Map Legend and Aftershock Forecasts features are included in the free / ad-supported version. You will find the Map Legend button in the top right corner of the map. The USGS Aftershock Forecasts are linked in Quake Details. NOTE: The USGS only publishes aftershock forecasts for larger earthquakes. These quakes will include the words “Aftershock Forecast” in the Quake List, to let you know that it is available. Next month, we will add more more wildfire features to QuakeFeed Premium, such as wildfire alerts and a wildfire list view. We hope to get back to full podcast episodes soon. We have been coping with a family medical emergency for the past several months. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope you enjoy QuakeFeed v5.1.0. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please tap the ? in the top right corner of QuakeFeed then tap Ask to send us a support email.
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    Drop, Cover, Hold On!


    You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn how to protect yourself in an earthquake! When the shaking starts, what should you do? We use a bit of humor to help you remember that Drop, Cover and Hold On reduces your chance of injury in an earthquake. We also dispel some common myths about earthquake safety. We hope you enjoy. Stay safe! Links for more learning: Drop, Cover, Hold On | EARTHQUAKE SAFETY VIDEO SERIES If You're Near a Sturdy Desk or Table If There's NO Sturdy Desk or Table If You're in Bed If You Have a Mobility Disability     LA Story earthquake scene
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    A Trip Down Market Street


    Linda and Sequoya travel through time to April 14, 1906 and visit San Francisco. They ride a cable car down Market Street and see a bustling, prosperous city. Next, they travel forward four days and witness the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. The devastating M7.9 quake and the fire that followed took 3,000 lives and destroyed 80% of the city. It also marked the dawn of modern scientific earthquake research in the United States. If you’re curious to learn more, explore the links below. A trip down Market Street before the fire A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 - 4k, Colorized, 60fps Rediscovered film takes a trip through San Francisco in ruins San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Devastation of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake 1906 San Francisco earthquake Elastic rebound with Single Block Model Elastic Rebound Talk Earthquake Intensity—What controls the shaking you feel? Mercalli Intensity Scale Explained New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoyed our podcast! Be one of the first 20 people to send us feedback and we’ll send you an offer code for one year of QuakeFeed Premium! Here’s how: In QuakeFeed, tap the ? in the top right corner and then tap Ask to send us a message. Tell us your thoughts - what you did or didn’t like, or any other feedback you have.
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    Trailer: Earthquake!


    Coming soon, a new podcast about earthquake science and safety. Are you curious about what causes the earth to shake? Do you know how to stay safe when it does? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more. We'll also share interesting stories about historical earthquakes and discuss notable quakes that happened recently. 

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