By Charlie Gribble
What are Earthquakes?????
A sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction. Or a Sesmic wave released beneath earth.
How and where they happen?
Earthquakes happen near plate boundaries and most major earthquakes happen near the pacific ocean.
Faults and rock movement
When rock is displaced it creates a fault
Fault- A break or fracture in rock
3 ways of movement
New Footage of 2010 Haiti Earthquake - Strongest Shaking Caught on Camera
Focus and epicenter
Focus- When the rock has moved or fractured
Epicenter- point above focus
Detecting and predicting Earthquakes
- One million earthquakes happen each year
- Can't yet accurately predict earthquakes
largest recorded earthquake in the world
Sunday, May 22nd 1960 at 1pm
Valdivia Province, Chile
Los Ríos Region
Was on a good Friday and had a magnitude of a 9.5
A scale that defines the magnitude of earthquakes 1 being the least and 10 being the greatest
Have not found the perfect product for earthquakes though building interior walls, pistons, and metal blocks may help.
Earthquakes can happen anywhere and hopefully in the future there will be a way to predict earthquakes.