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12 Stories About Earthquakes To Shake Up Your Day!

| Right | April 26, 2021

Dear readers,

Today is Richter Scale Day! This day celebrates the birth of Charles Richter, the physicist who brought us the scale used to measure earthquakes. Depending where you live, you may have never experienced that strange rolling, shaking feeling as the earth’s tectonic plates shift and shimmy. If you have, we want to hear about it in the comments!

In the meantime, here are twelve stories from our archives about people who are a little shaky on their knowledge about earthquakes!


Demanding To A Fault(line), Part 2 – In case you didn’t know, earthquakes aren’t exactly predictable.

Epicenseless – Depends on how you define “exciting,” I suppose.

Mother Is Quaking With Fear – When you break bonds with Mom, it can have earth-shattering consequences!

The Shakers Of The Education World – Gotta love it when your teachers are frank with you.

God Acts; Warranties Break – This is why you pay for insurance. You do have insurance, right?

Lack Of Education Has Us Quaking With Fear – For assistance with this query, contact your nearest scientist. Or a clairvoyant.

10.0 On The Annoying Scale – How long could that assignment take, anyway?

Demanding To A Fault – Sometimes you just want to grab these customers and shake them!

Demanding To A Fault(line) – Hits from the comments: “If the Earth God doesn’t get his brownies, bad things happen.”

About A 9.0 On The Ignorance Scale – I’ve heard stupider things but I can’t bring them to mind just now. My brain hurts.

The Earth Moved For Everyone Except You – Step 1: Convince everyone there was an earthquake. Step 2: ????? Step 3: Profit.

The Power Of Social Media To Do Good – We’re shaking things up with a positive story to close this roundup!


We hope you enjoyed this Earthquake-themed roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

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18 Chill-Inducing Stories About Freezing Weather And Those Who Can’t Handle It (And A Few Who Can)