To prepare for an earthquake, prepare your house by placing objects to minimize falling damage. Draft an emergency plan, and practice earthquake drills. During an earthquake, drop to your hands and knees, cover your head... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

According to, Japan has one of the most advanced early earthquake warning systems in the world. The system was launched in 2007 and detects tremors, calculates an earthquake's epicenter and sends out short warni... More »

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to prepare for a colonoscopy because all colonoscopies require an average of 16 hours worth of preparation, reports Harvard University. In fact, the frustratingly long and uncomfortabl... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

To make an earthquake model for kids, construct building frames out of toothpicks and marshmallows, set them on a tray of Jell-O and shake the tray. Observe how the different frames withstand different levels of disturba... More »

As of 2015, the largest recorded earthquake in world history occurred in 1960 in Valdivia, Chile, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale; the second largest occurred in 1964 in Alaska, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale; and... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

An epicenter is the point on the earth's surface directly above where the earth begins to fracture in an earthquake. The focus lies beneath the epicenter. The epicenter is located from records of earthquake waves created... More »

Seismic activity is described by geologists as an elastic wave traveling through the Earth following an earthquake or other geological disturbance. Seismic activity encompasses the frequency, size and type of earthquake,... More »