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    making it susceptible to earthquakes CONSTRUCTION OF EARTHQUAKE RESISTENT BUILDINGS IN SEISMIC ZONES OF INDIA Earthquakes occur due to movements along faults that have evolved through geological and tectonic processes. Often they occur without any prior warning and are‚ therefore‚ unpredictable. The large area of India is prone to earthquake. The construction of earthquake resistant building is the only solution for safeguarding our urban centres from the menace of earthquakes. On the basis of

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    Underwater earthquake causing Tsunami. * The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53UTC on Sunday‚ 26 December 2004‚ with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra‚ Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake. The resulting tsunami was given various names‚ including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami‚ South Asian tsunami‚ Indonesian tsunami‚ and the Boxing Day tsunami. * The earthquake was caused

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    2013 a calamity so unexpected and tragic struck the islands in Central Visayas. Recorded as the deadliest earthquake that struck the Philippines in 23 years‚ fear‚ anxiety and panic were felt all throughout the area. Houses collapsed‚ buildings got destroyed and churches had fallen. More crucially‚ lives had been taken. Currently‚ we’re still within weeks after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake‚ hit into the peaceful surfaces of Bohol and Cebu. The destruction brought about by the quake is heartbreaking—over

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    INTRODUCTION 1 HOW EARTHQUAKES OCCUR 2 Fault types 3 Earthquake fault types 3 Different types of Faults 3 Tidal forces 5 Earthquake clusters 6 Aftershock 6 Earthquake swarm 6 Earthquake storm 6 METHODS USED IN MEASURING EARTHQUAKES 6 The Richter Scale 6 The Mercalli Scale 7 HAZARDS CONNECTED TO EARTHQUAKES 8 MEASURES TAKEN TO MINIMIZE EARTHQUAKES 9 BIBLIOGRAPHY 11 INTRODUCTION Earthquakes are caused by the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates. Earthquakes occur where the earth’s

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    An earthquake (also known as a quake‚ tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity‚ seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency‚ type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. Tectonic earthquakes occur anywhere in the earth where there is sufficient stored elastic strain energy to drive fracture propagation along a fault plane. The sides of a fault move past each other smoothly

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    Thesis: Earthquakes have been a natural part of Earth for many years and are caused by a shift in the Earth’s tectonic plates. Tectonic plates shift when two separated pieces of Earth’s crust push together because of the pressure of the hot air below them pushing up on the plates from the heat of the Earth’s core. This pressure must be released somehow‚ so when the pressure becomes too great for the plates to withstand‚ one part of a plate gives way to the pressure by rising above the other part

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    EARTHQUAKES o Plates sliding pass each other create friction o Friction builds up creating stress (a force) o Force is greater than plate can withstand‚ budges and breaks‚ creating earthquakes o Release a lot of energy KEY TERMS Seismology- the study of earthquakes and their effects Seismometer/ Seismograph - equipment measuring the amount of ground motion caused by an earthquake ***Let’s do a demo*** Seismogram- record of ground motion produced

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    faults lead to be a lot more destruction. Earthquakes are a trembling or shaking of the ground caused by a sudden release of energy stored in rocks beneath earths surface. Earthquakes appear all over the planet‚ and there are many different sizes. Some earthquakes destroy entire cities while others only shake the ground for a moment. Faults are one of the causes of earthquakes‚ which I will tell about soon as well as the hazards and benefits they give. Earthquakes can be caused in many ways‚ some even

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    Definition: An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves.TThe recent earthquake In India on September 18 ‚ 2011 compelled me to write an essay about earthquake. In this essay many things related to earthquake will be discussed.e seismicity or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency‚ type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. Measurement: Earthquakes are measured with the help of  seismometers. The moment

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    2011 Christchurch earthquake From Wikipedia‚ the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation‚ search "Christchurch earthquake" redirects here. For other uses‚ see Christchurch earthquake (disambiguation). For the 13 June 2011 aftershock‚ see June 2011 Christchurch earthquake. February 2011 Christchurch earthquake | ChristChurch Cathedral and the Cathedral Square | Quake epicentre | Date | 22 February 2011 (2011-02-22)‚ 12:51 pm NZDT | Magnitude | 6.3 ML[1] | Depth | 5 km (3.1 mi) | Epicenter

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