Earthquake is a terrible kind of natural disaster. Where earthquake occurs the earth shakes. If the earth shakes violently, the result is terrible. Man may escape other kinds of disaster. But if earthquake occurs, there is no way out. The interior of the earth is full of hot liquid. This liquid has been cooling at its surface. When its surface cools and contracts earth upon it is drawn downward. The earth upon it cracks in the process. When the water from a sea passes down through the crack and touches the hot liquid. It gives rise to a mass of steam. When the steam expands and dashes to come out, the earth is violently shaken. When earthquake happens, the earth comes under a terrible shaking. Huge castles and buildings are violently shaken. A lot of forge trees shake violently and get evacuated. People cannot stand upright. They cannot walk. They cannot run and they cannot lie down. Water in ponds and rivers is thrown upward. Sometimes they rush off their beds and flow elsewhere. Rivers dry up and mountains sink down. Earthquake makes a heavy loss of life and property. Crops are ruined. Stores are destroyed. Within a few minutes beautiful cities full of buildings lie waste like a war country. The men who were, a few minutes back, boasting of their wealth and pride, are found moving about with begging bowls in their hands. Earthquakes are not new to the world. It is a very common thing on many parts of the earth. Japan is the constant victim of earthquakes.
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