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Book Series Left Behind: The Kids
Author Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Release Date November, 2000
Preceded By Into the Storm
Followed By The 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. Vicki 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:

Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:

Other believers:

Global Community:



  • 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.
  • The time of the day of the earthquake is listed in the beginning of each chapter in this book.
  • Only appearance of Hank.
  • Only appearance of Judy.
  • With the death of Mrs. Malloy, Shelly Malloy is the only surviving member of her family.
  • 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.
  • With Chaya's death, Mitchell is the only surviving member of the Stein family.
  • Mitchell Stein's first POV.
  • The sixth seal judgment ends.
  • The seventh seal judgment takes place sometime during this book.
  • In the dramatic audio presentation, Tom Fogarty rescues Ryan Daley after he is injured in the earthquake and brings him to the makeshift hospital.
  • In the dramatic audio presentation, this is the last time Shelly Malloy is seen in the series.