What Happens during an Earthquake?


During an earthquake, the earth shakes vigorously. This is because of the energy that radiates outward from the fault in all directions in the form of seismic waves. Earthquakes can sometimes be very destructive.
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The plates seperate which causes vibration on ground level.
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They will move just like the sea but remain in the same place if the quake isn't long. The seismic wave created by the quake will travel through the soft sands without doing too much
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As tectonic plates pound together at a fault line, the rocks on both side stretch to take up a certain amount of pressure. If the pressure becomes enormous, the rocks smash thus releasing shock waves that quake the surface. Buildings then lean and topple and in some cases fires may set off as gas and electricity lines are ripped apart.
During an earthquake everything will begin to shake and move around. Some buildings will collaspe and bridges will fall. All your things could fall off the shelf and break.
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