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What are Earthquakes? – Comprehension Task

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A comprehension activity about earthquakes.

“An earthquake is a sudden shaking or movement of the Earth’s crust. Earthquakes occur when the moving tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s surface move apart, bump into each other, or slide under each other.”

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  • 1 fact sheet
  • 1 comprehension question page worksheet
  • 1 answer sheet.

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  • We have added new questions and a Google Slides option to this comprehension task.

    Change by Garrett Oct 14th, 2020

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