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Are You Gonna Drop, Cover, and Hold On When An Earthquake Strikes?

Have you heard the phrase “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”? Do you know why people keep saying it? One reason. In an earthquake, drop, cover, and hold on can save your life. “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” or DCHO is … more »

Posted in Featured Video, Totally Unprepared

If You Feel It, Tell the USGS

Have you seen this great Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) dance video?   They cover every possible danger you might encounter during an earthquake  in a jingle that’s fast-paced and funky.  I catch myself singing the tag line, “Let me … more »

Posted in Featured Video, Science

Watch a Printer Destroy An Entire Office

Watching this video footage may make you rethink your office decor. Falling bookshelves and toppling refrigerators cannot compete with the mighty power of the floor printer! In this video simulation,  NEEsit built an open-plan 4-story building on their shake-table and filled it … more »

Posted in Featured Video, Science

Know What to Do in an Earthquake? Did You Drop, Cover, and Hold On?

There are lots of things you could do in response to an earthquake, but the one thing you should do is drop, cover, and hold on.

Here is one man in Virginia who did just that.

Posted in Featured Video, Stories From Other Earthquakes

Will It Shake? Fishtank edition

Will THEY Shake?

That’s what Oakland resident Alyssa Shannon wants to know. Will her beloved tropical fish in their 56 gallon tank be safe during an earthquake?

The seismic testing team at Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California in San Diego and Susan Jekarl set up two 60 gallon tanks, one secured with furniture straps, the other unsecured, and shook it.

Watch and find out – what do you think will happen?

Posted in Featured Video, Pets Galore
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