Earthquakes By Meklit Tesfaye

How do Earthquakes form?

Earthquakes

Earthquakes is when the earth's crust when it moves that's the earthquake coming in the earth. When it shakes that's when the crust is coming apart. The masses under the earth cause the ground to shake However, that is an illusion. Earth's surface,or crust, is made up of many huge slabs called tectonic plates. These slabs fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.However, unlike puzzle pieces, they are in constant motion

Defentions


  • Tectonic Plates: One of then large slabs of rock that make up Earth's outer crust.
  • Masses: A body of coherent matter together
  • Magnitude: A measure of how much energy an earthquake releases