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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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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