How Are Earthquakes Made?


Earthquakes are formed when two of the Earth's plates get stuck together and then released. When they separate again, a huge amount of energy is expelled and sends waves through the crust of the planet, thus being felt as an earthquake.
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They are basically shockwaves.
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hey are the result of vibrations in the Earth's outer crust. These vibrations are caused when underground rock slips.
The simplest way of explaining this is that rocks push against each other in the uppermost layer of Earth; the crust. When then build enough stress up, they will eventually rupture
1 Additional Answer Answer for: how are earthquakes made
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.
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