definition of earthquake

6 pracautionary measures which can be taken to avoid high demage from earthquake

Earthquakes refer to the sudden shaking or vibrations of the earth’s crust due to the sudden and rapid displacement of tectonic plates along the line of weakness (faults). It occurs mainly in volcanic eruption zones. The point from which the earthquake originates is known as focus and the intensity of earthquakes can be measured by …

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11 economic and environmental effects of the earthquake

An earthquake is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, which can be violent enough to destroy major buildings and kill thousands of people. The severity of the shaking can range from barely felt to violent enough to toss people around. The following are the effects of the earthquake: fire outbreak  Fires often …

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5 factors influencing the extent of earthquake damage

Earthquake is a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth’s crust or volcanic action. In other words you can define an earthquake as a sudden movement of the earth’s crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic …

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