Why Do Earthquakes Occur?


Earthquakes normally occur when rock underground abruptly breaks along a fault. Earthquakes can as well be triggered by certain explosions underground. Human factors such as quarrying can also be a common factor that leads to earthquakes.
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Underground there are these levels of ground called tech tonic plates. When one of the tech tonic plates moves and bumps into the other one they both slide up creating a crack in
Earthquakes occur in well-defined belts that correspond to active plate tectonic zones.
Earthquakes are linked to the natural movement of the Earth's crust. Volcanoes and tectonic plate activity can shift the placement of areas in the Earth's crust, resulting in an earthquake
An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from and is powered by the sudden release of stored energy in the crust that propagates seismic waves. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes
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Earthquakes are caused by an abrupt shift of rock along a fracture in the Earth.
Most earthquakes are caused by slow movements inside the Earth that push against the Earth's brittle, relatively thin outer layer, causing the rocks to break suddenly.
Earthquakes occur when the rock underneath the surface of the Earth break or shift. This causes the surface to shake, sometimes very violently. You can find more information here: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/why.html
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