Can We Guess If You've Ever Been in an Earthquake?

SCIENCE

Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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Not a lot of people know this but there are hundreds of earthquakes around the world every single day. Usually, they're very small and they'll happen in places where no one lives a lot, too. But imagine that, the whole world is just shaking like someone left the A/C on all day, every day. That's crazy, right? It gets a lot crazier when it happens where people do live, though. And when they grow up from those little baby quakes that re like magnitude 2 to the brutal ones that can bring whole buildings down. that's when stuff gets really scary.

No one ever wants to be in an earthquake because who wants to experience a natural disaster? It has disaster right in the name. But with all those quakes happening every day it's pretty much impossible for us to avoid them all the time. You just need to hope you're not near the big ones when they show up or, if you are, that you and everyone you care about can stay safe until it's all over. If you have been in a quake already there's a good chance you know what you need to do next time. So the question is - have you been in one? And do you think we can guess if you have? Let's find out!

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Say you're on the 15th floor of a building and an earthquake hits. What do you need to do?

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Earthquakes are one of the scariest, real things that can happen to you. What's the scariest thing that isn't actually real?

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Say you're just walking down the street and an earthquake hits. Now what?

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Not to get in your business but where you living?

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What are you grabbing if you know an earthquake is going to hit in a couple of minutes?

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If you're driving downtown when the earthquake hits, what do you do?

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So are you pretty good under pressure or do you freak right out?

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What superpower would you most want to have in an earthquake?

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Did you ever see the movie "San Andreas" with the Rock?

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What would you do if the building you were in collapsed and you were trapped under some junk?

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Have you ever been in a situation that was so scary you actually froze up?

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Aside from an earthquake, what natural disaster seems the most devastating to you?

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