Earthquakes

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Earthquakes

EARTHQUAKES

What is an earthquake?

An earthquake is a natural disaster that occurs when two tectionic plates rub against each other. The outcome can be very destructive and can kill many people.

Earthquake map

How does an earthquake form?

An earthquake forms when two tectonic plates rub against each other. The location of this phenomenon is called a fault, or fault line.

Where can an earthquake form?

An earthquake can form anywhere where there are two tectonic plates touch, including Alaska, California, Hawaii, and New Zealand.

Earthquakes can cause thousands of dollars of damage to the environment, including fallen trees and giant cracks in the ground.


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