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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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3 types of earthquake waves

3 types of earthquake waves

Earthquake A sudden and brief period of intense ground shaking. Earthquakes are usually associated with volcanic activity or movement along a fault. The point of origin of an earthquake is called the focus. The point on the ground surface immediately above the focus is called the epicenter. When an earthquake occurs, shock waves (seismic waves) …

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