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An earthquake is the shaking of the ground caused by an abrupt shift of rock along a fracture in the Earth, called a fault.

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The largest recorded earthquake in the United States was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska on Good Friday, March 28, 1964 UTC.

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Earthquakes involve the powerful movement of rocks in the Earth's crust. The rapid release of energy creates ... More tsunami facts. The 2004 earthquake that  ...

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Earthquakes are a naturally destructive effect of our earth's constantly changing surface, and ... picture of people carrying a woman out of rubble after earthquake.

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Learn more about what an earthquake is and what causes earthquakes. ... The 11 facts you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom ...

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Sep 17, 2016 ... Earthquakes kill approximately 8000 people each year. Explore more interesting facts about the biggest, baddest, and most (in)famous ...

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Mar 9, 2010 ... Earthquake facts including the biggest, deadliest and much you did not know.

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All About Earthquakes and Why They Happen Fun Science Facts for Kids. Learn more all about Earthquakes through our Easy Earth Science for Kids website.

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Jun 1, 2014 ... There are several interesting earthquake facts. For instance, the point where it originates under the ground is called hypocenter.

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More interesting Earthquake Facts that are not known by many people.