earthquake

by: Sonya carrion

whats is an earthquake

An earthquake is caused by a sudden release of strain in the earth's interior. The sudden release of strain occurs because the strength of the straining material is exceeded by the strain that has accumulated within that material. For example, along a fault that is locked by friction, fault rupture occurs when the accumulated strain exceeds the frictional forces that prevent fault slip.

Earthquake Hazards?

The Effect of Ground Shaking

earthquakes are dangerous to the human race because the ground shakes which makes the buildings sink and hurt people.

earthquakes damages

regions that are most vulnerable in a earthquakes.

States with the most Quakes

1.Alaska 1

2.California

3.Hawaii 2

4.Nevada

5.Washington

6.Idaho

7.Wyoming

8.Montana

9.Utah

10.Oregon

how can humans protect theirself

you get under anything the will cover your head some might think you'd overreacted. However, you'll likely have never experienced the kind of strong earthquake shaking that is possible in much large earthquakes so in this situation always try to find shelter.