What Are Earthquakes?
An earthquake is a seismic shift between tectonic plates below the earth's surface. This shift causes plates to slide past each other at a point known as a fault. The location of an earthquake below ground is referred to as the hypocenter,...
An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the
sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
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Read the latest news and articles about earthquakes. Earthquakes are the result
of plate tectonics, or shifting plates in the crust of Earth.
A house cracked and broken from earthquake damage. Earthquakes are sudden
rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the earth's surface.
Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike with enough force to bring
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