earth quakes

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earth quakes

The focus of an earthquake is the point in the crust or upper mantle where energy where the energy is released.

The energy travels outward in all directions from the focus in siesmic waves. The point on Earths surface directly above an earthquakes focus is called the epicenter

Another picture of a destructive earth quake.

Stress along faults can build up as the blocks of rocks are pushed together. If the rock suddenly slips or breaks, energy is released. An earthquake is a vibration of the ground caused by this release of energy.

An earthquake causing major damage


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