What are the different types of earthquakes?


There are a few different types of earthquakes. One type of earthquake is a tectonic earthquake that is caused by breaking rocks. Another type of earthquake is a volcanic earthquake that is caused by volcanic activity. Another type of earthquake is a collapse earthquake that is caused by a ground collapse. The last type of earthquake is an explosion earthquake that is caused by a chemical or nuclear explosion. You can find more information here: http://www.allshookup.org/quakes/etypes.htm
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There are three major types of earthquakes which include tectonic,volcanic and explosion. The most common we hear about is tectonic which is very common in states such as California.
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