You're sitting in your room doing your homework and all of a sudden the floor begins to shake, and the window begins to rattle. You start to dive under your desk when the earth suddenly stops shaking. "What was that?" you think to yourself. And then you realize . . .

Earthquakes can be dangerous to humans. Scientists still can't predict when they might happen, and so they take us completely by surprise. After an earthquake happens, the power may go out, roads may be damaged, water and gas lines can break, and phones might not work.

Any person who lives near a fault line or in someplace that is prone to earthquakes should know that there are certain things you can do to prepare yourself, your home, and your family for this unexpected natural disaster.

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