What is an earthquake & How Do it Occurs ?
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What is an earthquake & How Do it Occurs ?

What is an earthquake ?

An earthquake is a shaking and shaking of the earth’s surface resulting from a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust.
These forces create waves called seismic waves that travel through the Earth.
Earthquake campaigns can range from mild to devastating.

How Do Earthquakes Occur?

Plate Tectonics: The Earth’s outermost layer (lithosphere) is divided into large pieces called tectonic plates. These plates always move slowly but do not slide smoothly.
Literature and Thriller: These plates have solid edges. When they try to move, they get stuck, and over time, pressure and fatigue increase.
Spontaneous release: When the stress on a fault line (the break between tectonic plates) is too great, the rock suddenly breaks and slides. This releases much of the energy stored in the earthquake.
Epicenter and Hypocenter:
Hypocenter: The point on Earth where the rock first breaks is called the hypocenter.
Earthquake: The point above the epicenter is called the epicenter.

Why Earthquakes Matter

Earthquakes: Earthquake waves cause the earth to shake, causing buildings to collapse, collapse, and other damage.
Tsunamis: An earthquake under the sea can displace ocean water and create powerful, destructive waves called tsunamis.
Aftershocks: Small tremors, called aftershocks, can last for days or months after a major earthquake.

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How Earthquake is measured & How much magnitude is dangerous?

Earthquakes are measured using the moment magnitude scale, which is a logarithmic scale of the energy released by an earthquake. The scale ranges from 0 to 10, with each whole number representing a tenfold increase in energy.

The magnitude of an earthquake is determined by measuring the amplitude of the seismic waves recorded by seismometers. The larger the amplitude of the waves, the greater the magnitude of the earthquake.

The following table shows the relationship between earthquake magnitude and the amount of energy released:

MagnitudeEnergy (ergs)
110^11
210^12
310^13
410^14
510^15
610^16
710^17
810^18
910^19
1010^20

As you can see, a relatively small increase in magnitude corresponds to a large increase in energy released. For example, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 releases 100 times more energy than an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.

Generally speaking, earthquakes with a magnitude of less than 2.5 are not felt by humans. Earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 to 5.5 are typically felt, but only cause minor damage. Earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.5 to 6.5 can cause moderate to severe damage. Earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 or greater are considered major earthquakes and can cause widespread destruction.

The amount of damage caused by an earthquake depends on a number of factors, including the magnitude of the earthquake, the distance to the epicenter, the depth of the earthquake, and the type of soil in the area.

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