What Happens during an Earthquake?

Answer

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.
Q&A Related to "What Happens during an Earthquake"
The top layer of the Earth, also known as the crust, is comprised of giant pieces of rock called tectonic plates. Movements within the Earth caused by variations in temperature cause
http://www.ehow.com/info_8369426_happens-undergrou...
Traffic will either come to a grindig halt, or it will become total chaos, this will depend on the magniture of the earthquake and the preparedness of the individuals on the road
http://www.quora.com/What-happens-to-traffic-durin...
Shaking, ground rupture, landslides, avalanches, fires, liquefaction, floods, tsunamis, destruction, death - you get the point.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_happen_during_a...
Depending on the level of severity of the hurricane, many things can happen during a hurricane, such as trees falling over, lightning, tornadoes, and extremely high winds.
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Science/Other/what_...
2 Additional Answers
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.
Explore this Topic
The 2001 Gujarat earthquake happened on 26 January 2001 during India's 51st Republic Day at 08:46 AM local time and it took over two minutes. It was caused by ...
According to a BBHS case study time line of the eruption, the first earthquakes began to occur in Montserrat in 1992. The volcano erupted in 1995 after being dormant ...
An earthquake happens when two of the Earth's layers, or plates, move and either slip by each other or run into each other. This causes vibrations or shaking to ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com