Earthquakes

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes make the earth shake and is followed by seismic waves.

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Earthquakes usually happen near cracks . The plates meet at the faults. Then, the plates push against each other and causes one plate to move under another and cause an earthquake.

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A richter scale measures earthquakes. 6.0 or higher are very very strong earthquakes. A seismograph measures and show us how much the earth moves during an earthquake.

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Sometimes, you can't feel the earthquake. The main cause of earthquakes is the pressure within the earth's crust. Earthquakes shaking are followed by seismic waves through the earth's crust.

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Charles Richter created the "Richter Scale" in 1935. Small earthquakes are called "microquakes". If an earthquake is measured under a 2 on a richter scale, the it can only be told on a seismometers.

Definitions from birtannica and pebble go

Fault- Cracks in earth's crust

Plate- A giant sheet of rocks in earth's crust

Seismic Waves- Vibration