Scot Scoop News

Earthquakes alert students

Bay Area residents live above the active San Andreas fault.

Bay Area residents live above the active San Andreas fault.

Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Students at Carlmont High School prepared for disastrous earthquakes by participating in the statewide California Shakeout.

The week of October 16 has proved to be earthquake prone over the years.

This year a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on Oct. 15 in the city of Catigiban located outside of Tagbilaran, the capital of the Philippines. Last year, the town of Waterboro, Maine was struck. Year after year quakes shake the country and alert more people each time.

Junior Tanita Singh said, “When my family and I moved here a few months ago, I was worried about being in a big earthquake because we live so close to a fault line. But after the earthquake drill, I am relieved because everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency and now I do too.”

The recent earthquakes have awakened students to the dangers and seriousness of living along an active earthquake fault.

Sophomore and president of the Filipino club, Michyla Rivera said, “I have family who live in the Philippines, and after the earthquake there a couple of days ago, it made me realize that the drills we do should be taken seriously because they can save lives when there is an emergency.”

Many geological research sites including USGS predict that the bay area will experience a large earthquake in upcoming years, causing more people to prepare for the worst case scenario.

Sophomore Laura Bajurin said, “Nowadays, there are regulations to make sure buildings are earthquake safe and won’t collapse. People are also more aware of the effects of earthquakes, and a lot of them actually think that earthquakes are a cool part of science because they know so much more than before.”

For now, the government has established many centers, including the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC), that are dedicating to giving the public warnings before earthquakes, in order to lessen harm.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






About the Writer
Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

I am a sophomore who enjoys swimming, writing, and reading.

Leave a Comment

We invite comments and responses to our content. Comments will be published that are deemed appropriate and relevant.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    ScotSkim: backlash

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    ‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    ScotSkim: rumble

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    Music performance captures audience’s attention

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    San Francisco performers strive to preserve Chinese New Year traditions

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    Alternative meats grow in relevance

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    Multifamily housing residents plead for a smoking ban

  • Earthquakes alert students

    News

    ScotSkim: union

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
Earthquakes alert students