Earthquakes

by: Sabrina

HOW EARTHQUAKES WORK

Our planet's seemingly stable surface is made up of enormous pieces of rock that are slowly but constantly moving. Those pieces acontinually collide with and rub against one another, and sometimes their edges abruptly crack or slip and suddenly release huge amounts of pent-up energy. These unsettling events are called earthquakes

How dangerus earthquakes are

There was an earthquake in hati in 2010 some kids got trapped under there

houses, the houses looked like the one on the top left coner

lots of kids got saved some didint make it ):

How are Earthquakes a natural disasters?

Earthquakes are not natural disasters if they don`t cause disturuction. Like the plates moving, thats natural. But if it destroes buildings and homes then its an natural disaster

Most distructive earthquakes

The world's most powerful earthquake left 4,485 people dead and injured and 2 million homeless after it struck southern Chile in 1960. The port of Puerto Saavedra was destroyed in the ensuing tsunami, which caused $550m worth of damage in Chile and killed a further 170 people as five-metre waves hit the coasts of Japan and the Philippines. A day later Volcán Puyehue in Chile's lake district spewed ash 6,000m into the air in an eruption that lasted for several weeks