Q&A: what are the causes of earthquake?

Question by Ridhima J: what are the causes of earthquake?
how do earthquake occur

Best answer:

Answer by mel m
the earth core

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4 Responses to “Q&A: what are the causes of earthquake?”

  • Ellz says:

    The easiest way I can explain this to you is…

    As the earth plates move together, the heaver plate would move on top of the lighter plate causing the two plates to join together. Whilst these to plates are doing so, the area of people that are living on them plates feel the distruption of the plates moving together.

    Hope that helped without any confusion! (:

  • Elizabeth H says:

    Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. When two blocks of rock or two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a little. They don’t just slide smoothly; the rocks catch on each other. The rocks are still pushing against each other, but not moving. After a while, the rocks break because of all the pressure that’s built up. When the rocks break, the earthquake occurs. During the earthquake and afterward, the plates or blocks of rock start moving, and they continue to move until they get stuck again. The spot underground where the rock breaks is called the focus of the earthquake. The place right above the focus (on top of the ground) is called the epicenter of the earthquake.

  • agrafa says:

    Well, there are many theories for the cause of earthquakes but to my opinion the most probable is the interaction between sun’s electromagnetic energy and earth’s inner layers.

  • moonlight gurl says:

    When the earth sneezes an earthquake is occured =P

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