Earthquakes are caused by an abrupt shift of rock along a fracture in the Earth.
Most earthquakes are caused by slow movements inside the Earth that push against the Earth's brittle, relatively thin outer layer, causing the rocks to break suddenly.
Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by other
events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests.
Earthquakes are the vibrations caused by rocks breaking under stress. The
underground surface along which the rock breaks and moves is called a fault
An earthquake is caused by a sudden slip on a fault. The tectonic plates are
always slowly moving, but they get stuck at their edges due to friction. When the ...
Jul 18, 2012 ... An earthquake is what happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past
one ... What causes earthquakes and where do they happen?
Jan 15, 2014 ... What was that you felt? Faults deep underground produce different kinds of
Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along
a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ...
What causes earthquakes? The short answer is that earthquakes are caused by
faulting, a sudden lateral or vertical movement of rock along a rupture (break) ...
In this video lesson you will learn what causes earthquakes and where they
occur. You will also understand the theory of elastic rebound, and how...
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Mar 12, 2014 ... An earthquake is the shaking of the ground caused by an abrupt shift of rock
along a fracture in the Earth, called a fault. Within s...