Short Speech on Earthquake in English for Students and Children

3 Minute Speech on Earthquake for school and college students

Good morning! Respected Principal, teachers and my dear companions, I
stand before you to speak on the topic of an earthquake. The quaking and
trembling of the earth’s surface due to the movement of plates is known as
an earthquake.

An earthquake is a natural disaster. It is strange but true that most of the
earthquakes seem to occur in the winter season. According to scientists, it
may be caused by volcanoes and rocks that move within the earth’s

An earthquake can be a terrible experience. It comes all of sudden and
does not last for too long. It lasts only for a few seconds but that few
seconds are enough to terrify anyone mentally, physically as well as


It not only causes fear in people but also causes great damage.
If the earthquake is intense, trees get uprooted, there is loss of life,
buildings such as houses, schools, and offices can get collapsed. Such
disasters create panic among the people because sometimes alive people
get buried under the collapsed buildings. This natural calamity leaves many
people homeless within seconds.

Some areas of the world are earthquake-prone, regions such as Italy and
Japan. It is so because they are situated on the seismic zone. These areas
have experienced an earthquake many times. One of the main causes of
an earthquake is deforestation.

We live in a country where our government has stood by its citizens during
any problem. Welfare organizations, the army, government officers always
worked for the welfare of victims by reaching such a place on time.
The victims are provided with food and shelter. Even doctors and nurses
help people who get injured during such calamities. We should be thankful
to such a government who has always been with us and helped the victims
to stand again on their feet after losing everything.

May we always be able to get over earthquakes in future too with the help
and support of the people.

Thank you.

Questions on Earthquake

What is earthquake easy words?

An earthquake is a sudden movement of earth’s tectonic plate. These movements are of short duration surface cause a lot of damage to the infrastructure like building, road, railways etc.

What are the causes of an earthquake?

There are various causes of the earthquake-like movement of plates, volcanic eruption, faults in plates, nuclear test, big dam etc