One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects. An earthquake is a suddent movement of the earth, caused by the abrupt release of strain that has accumulated over a long time.
Earthquake Hazards ProgramBy the U.S. Geological Survey
Indiana Earthquake InformationUSGS's National Earthquake Information Center
Be Ready 1-2-3 Disaster Dog (PDF: 158 KB)The material helps young children, ages 4 to 7, learn through activities and demonstrations led by Disaster Dog. (Source: American Red Cross)
September 27, 1909The most damaging Indiana earthquake
EarthquakesInformation from FEMA's "Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness"
Deciding to Stay or to Go: A families' guide to preparing for natural disasters (PDF: 668 KB)(Source: American Red Cross & FEMA)