Earthquakes

By: Alyssa Mesquias & James Baliad

Something To Remember.

An Earthquake is a result of sudden energy sent to the earth surface by tectonic plates crashing against each other, creating seismic waves. One of the biggest earthquakes took place in March 28,1964, Prince William Sound, Alaska. It destroyed every town within the radius of 620,000 square miles. During this tragedy 128 peoples lives were ended, with the property damage of $311 million dollars.

Effects Of An Earthquake

Negitive: Hundreds of innocent people are killed. Communication networks are disconnected , and building are destroyed. The strike of the earthquake may trigger landslides and create tsunamis if close enough to water.


Postive: The release of seismic energy provides valuable information reguarding to the Earth's material, which can help predict future earthquakes.



An Earthquakes Destruction

Great Alaskan earthquake of 1964 (good friday earthquake)

Weathering , Erosion And Deposition

During the destruction many materials are broken down. The materials are moved by wind,water,and gravity. As they get carried away they will soon come to a stop and be dropped to create new landforms, which is all part of weathering, erosion, and deposition.