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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
How Earthquakes happen is an interactive from the BBC.
The BBC has a very well-done interactive titled Earthquake rescue: How survivors are found.
Quake Quiz is an animated guide from the City of San Francisco about how to respond to an earthquake depending on where you are and what you are doing. Each animation is followed by a short quiz.
All About Earthquakes from Live Science has a ton of features about earthquakes.
The San Francisco Chronicle has published newly discovered color photos documenting the destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. These are not manually tinted ones — they are one of the earliest actual color photographs. You can see s slideshow of the photos here.
Deadliest Earthquakes is a video from PBS.
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) April 30, 2015
— AP Interactive (@AP_Interactive) April 28, 2015
— NYT Photo (@nytimesphoto) April 28, 2015
Almost half of Americans live in places that could be struck by damaging earthquakes is from The Washington Post.
What have been the deadliest earthquakes in our history? Both very recent & very old feature in the most fatal.
Shaanxi, China in 1556 tops the list with 830,000 deaths (2-3x the quake in 2nd).
— Hannah Ritchie (@HannahRitchie02) October 5, 2018
You will find more infographics at Statista
This infographic is from Visual Capitalist:
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