How Earthquakes Are Formed?


Earthquakes are formed when the earths tectonic plates shift against each other. This usually happens when a massive release of pressure and energy is released from the earth's crust. You can find more information here: http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Earthquake
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Most earthquake occur when two pieces of Earth slide against each other. The epicenter is the location above the ground where the earthquake starts; the location below the surface
well,there are plates under the earth.belive it or not, they move.but,if one goes off track,it causes the earth to move and makes an earthquake.
Seismologists at Washington University have identified what is causing earthquakes beneath the Pacific Ocean. The mechanism is bookshelf faulting, which occurs when slivers of crust
Stress in the earth's outer layer cause a pushing effect against the sides of the fault. Due to this motion, rocks slip or collide against each other releasing energy. This released
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About Earthquakes & How They Are Formed
Earthquakes can have devastating effects in a short time. There are about 100 large magnitude earthquakes each year and many more small tremors, most of which go unnoticed. Although it is known that earthquakes generally occur along plate boundaries,... More »
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