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geography

earthquakes

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What is an earthquake? a sudden violent shaking or temors of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust
name an earthquake you have studied? the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
what is magnitude? the strength of the earthquake, recorded on the seismograph and measured on the richter scale.
what is the epicentre of the earthquake? the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.
what is the destruction an earthquake can lead to? the destruction of homes leaving people homeless, the destruction of roads and ports and a high death toll.
earthquakes can also lead to? falling debris, tsunamis, and landslides
what is a landslide? when soils and sands mix with groundwater and turn to a quicksand like material in minutes.
what is tsunami? when the epicentre of an earthquake is in the water and causes the water to rise up
Created by: alexmasterson