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Earthquake

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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Earthquakes

 Earthquakes By: Kayla Marie Vargas Period 4 In earth science they talk a lot about different Earthquakes, volcanoes, the weather, different rocks, and etc. But never did you really get in details of what is any of them. Well I did research and found out that an earthquake which is also known as a quake, tremor or temblor is a 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...

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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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 EARTHQUAKE Introduction An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. CAUSE OF EARTHQUAKE Earthquakes are caused by the movement of the earth's tectonic plates. Earthquakes occur where the earth's plates meet along plate boundaries (see plate tectonics page for more information on this).For example as two plates move towards each other, one can be pushed down under the other one into the mantle. If this plate gets stuck...

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Figure 5.19 The mortar in unreinforced masonry walls such as these in Iran,1990(A) can easily fail during an earthquake. Oftentimes the entire structure crumbles, leaving a pile of rubble in which survive. Shown in(B) is one of the many masonry homes to collapse during the 1988 Armenia earthquake (M6.9), claiming nearly 25,000 lives. The failure is called soft-story collapse. Soft-story collapse is a common problem in commercial building where the first floor has considerable open space for...

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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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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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Haiti Earthquake

Earthquake in Haiti Earthquake in Haiti Introduction Introduction A little over 2 years ago Haiti was struck with a horrendous earthquake that caused a lot of damage. The earthquake in 2010 was a defining moment for Haiti because it had a huge impact on them then and still does today. The earthquake left Haiti in ruins. The impact of this 7.0 quake will have a huge impact for many years to come. People have many questions but do we have all the answers? An earthquake is...

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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Whether that may be a severe thunderstorm, tornado, hurricane, or a Magnitude 9 earthquake there is always a financial consequence for most of these natural disasters. After a earthquake occurs the country affected by the earthquake has to rebuild and restructure their nation back to where it was before the earthquake occurred. The overall problem is a country that might not have sufficient funds to restructure after a earthquake could be a big problem to how the country can go back to where it was before...

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Northridge Earthquake

Northridge Earthquake Contents Chapter One Introduction Chapter Two Earthquake Chapter Three Aftermath Chapter Four Conclusion Introduction What makes the Northridge Earthquake so remarkable is that it is one of the few earthquakes that ever really erupted in a suburban area, the most money was put into repairs and reconstruction, it happened in a place such as America in an area with a huge population and the Earthquake affected many areas of American...

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