It is known that many studies on informal earthquake training are being carried out in primary schools. Therefore, it is of interest whether an awareness and consciousness have been formed in the views of the students and their knowledge about earthquake in this province where the earthquake happened severely. With this purpose, the views of 96 primary school students at the 4th and 5th years on their knowledge on earthquake were attempted to reach through open-ended questions. According to the results of the study, it was seen that students defined the earthquake mostly as a natural disaster and quake. It was determined that almost half of the students did not know that the region they lived in was under the risk of earthquake. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.