Christchurch Earthquake

Welcome to our blog site where students at the Royal Children's Hospital can follow our project. Our aim is to gain an understanding of the Christchurch earthquake and how it has affected the young people of Christchurch. Our hope is to fundraise money through our projects that will benefit those affected.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Tectonic Plates and Earthquakes

Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates.  What do you think happens?


  1. The earths tectonic plates push, rub and slide together. This causes the ground to shake and cause tsunmai's and earthquakes.

  2. Tectonic plates slide together and they can collide together. This causes the ground to shake and this causes earthquakes.

  3. The tectonic plates rub push and slide together and they collide together which causes the ground to shake by that then this causes tsunami's and earthquakes to happen.

  4. Tectonic plates make up the earth . The rubbing of the plates makes earthquakes. Some buildings fall down from earthquakes but some don't because they have a stronger structure.