Earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to toss people around and destroy whole cities. The seismicity or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When the epicenter of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a tsunami. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides, and occasionally volcanic activity. In the dimension of Jumanji, Earthquakes are probably the most powerful and destructive force of the entire game.


Jumanji Book Volcano

In the picture book, a Volcanic eruption occurs due to Peter's last roll landing his piece on a square that reads: "Volcano erupts, go back three spaces". This summons lava from the fireplace that fills the room with steam. Once Judy wins the game, the effects of the Monsoon disappear.

In the 1995 film, Sarah Whittle's last dice roll in the Parrish Mansion attic slowly releases an Earthquake, which the giant Spiders sense early, making them abandon their attack on the players and retreat. As the players comprehend the oncoming events, the Mansion beings to shake, splitting the building in two and breaking the floors in the attic to the point where Alan and Sarah are no longer stuck between them, but lose the Jumanji game board to land end up landing on a ledge downstairs. Alan the loses his grip and falls into the chasm, reaching out for vines to swing down and pick up the game while missing the Lion's swipes.

Due to Alan finally landing a winning dice roll, the Earthquake's effects and the alternative timeline was undone and returned Alan and Sarah to 1969.


  • Secret symbol: Die
  • Number: 5

In the Milton Bradley board game, the Earthquake Quicksand has two danger cards. Rolling the die on the rescue die within 5 seconds will defeat the Earthquake threat.

(Collapsing building)

  • Secret symbol: Axe
  • Number: 1

Rolling an Axe on the rescue die within 1 second will defeat the Collapsing building threat.

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