Earthquakes

the ground shakes

what is a earthquake

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time
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Tectonic plates

Tectonic plates are pieces of the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere.

Fault lines

Large faults within the Earth's crust result from the action of plate tectonic forces, with the largest forming the boundaries between the plates, such as subduction zones or transform faults
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SHOCKING CCTV FOOTAGE: Inside a Costa Rican shop during the MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE

Created by Michael J CROUSE