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Book SeriesLeft Behind:The Kids
AuthorTim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release DateNovember, 2000
Preceded ByInto the Storm
Followed ByThe Showdown

"Earthquake!" is the 12th book of the Left Behind: The Kids series. It's release date was in November of 2000. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Book Synopsis

Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.

The worst disaster the world has ever seen scatters the Young Trib Force. When the great wrath of the Lamb earthquake strikes the globe, Judd has been captured by the Global Community. Vicky is planning to distribute the Underground newspaper. Lionel tries to make it back to his friends while Ryan stays in hiding.

The events foretold in the book of Revelation come to life as the kids struggle to survive. Will the earthquake claim their lives? Will they be able to find each other again?

Notable Characters

Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Judd Thompson Jr.
  • Vicki Byrne
  • Lionel Washington
  • Ryan Daley

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

  • Darrion Stahley
  • Chaya Stein(death)
  • Shelly

Other believers:

  • Pete Davidson(first appearance, becomes a believer)
  • Donny Moore(death)
  • Sandy Moore(death)
  • Hank(only appearance)
  • Judy(only appearance)
  • Hank and Judy's unnamed son(death)

Global Community:

  • Conrad Graham
  • Nicolae Carpathia(mentioned only, no physical appearance)


  • Taylor Graham
  • Laverne Jenness(death)
  • Mitchell Stein
  • Rosie(confirmed death)
  • Tim Vetter(first appearance)


  • Death of Chaya Stein. She is the first member of The Young Tribulation Force to die.
  • First appearance of Pete Davidson.
  • Ryan Daley's final POV.
  • Judd assumes Taylor Graham dies in the earthquake, but he actually survives with injuries.
  • Only appearance of Hank.
  • Only appearance of Judy.
  • Death of Laverne Jenness, the principal of Nicolae Carpathia High School.
  • Mark Eisman doesn't make a physical appearance, but Shelly reveals that Mark and his aunt survived the earthquake.


  • Laverne Jenness
  • Chaya Stein
  • Sandy Moore
  • Donny Moore
  • Rosie(confirmed)