Hurricanes. That’s the first thing I think of when I think of Florida. Then Shamu, gators, sharks, that expensive mouse and other theme parks, and hot sticky days. Sinkholes came into my thoughts when looking to buy a house. Earthquakes did not come anywhere near my thoughts. In South Carolina I knew that we lived near a fault line and once a year we practiced just in case one hit. (This image is from unitedstreaming from when an earthquake hit Charleston, SC.)
Today an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit the South of Florida and was felt all the way up into Georgia. No serious damage was reported, but minor damage may be found. The waiter at Ruby Tuesday’s told us that it shook his coffee off the table. At the time it hit I was busy wrestling with Joey, and can’t say I felt anything.
When the waiter asked us if we heard about it, Joey said we need to blog about it and check out "unitedscreaming". That’s my boy.
Parents, if you’re interested in learning more about earthquakes and how to share information on this natural disaster, check out Cosmeo. I found over 200 videos, 61 images, 200+ articles, 5 brain games, and more that reach first through 12th grade students. Teachers, you have a great resource with unitedstreaming. I found 40 full length videos and even one audio! I did an advance search for "earthquake +Florida -California" and came up with the sinkhole video.