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Earthquakes are caused by the movement of Tectonic Plates beneath the Earth's surface. It will result in the vibration of Earth's surface depending on the intensity, causing damage.


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The oceanic plate (sea-floor plate) is denser than the continental plate, so the oceanic plate will be pulled under the continental plate (subduction) and into the upper mantle, creating an underwater volcano.
Significantly fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's earthquake in Haiti than claimed by the country's leaders, a draft report commissioned by the US government has said. The unpublished report puts the death toll between 46,000 and 85,000. Haiti's government says about 316,000 died....
According to theUnited States Geological Survey, more than 3 million earthquakeshappen each year. That's one earthquake every 11 seconds!Obviously, many of these earthquakes have little or no effect onhuman civilization - most are too weak to notice, and many othersoccur in completely uninhabited...
They sent supplies like food water clothing etc
Predominantly due to friction. Major earthquakes (the ones you hearabout on the news) occur at collision (where two tectonic platesare smashing together) and conservative (where two plates slideside-by-side) boundaries. Rocks (which obviously make up tectonic plates) can undergo twotypes of...
Most earthquakes occur along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which isalong the top half of the pacific plate. . +++ . Perhaps the second major area is the Eastern Mediterranean andneighbouring countries, involving a complex of continental plates,with NE Africa rifting and the Mediterranean closing. . "Top...
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Science cannot predict when earthquakes will occur, nor in anyparticular place. What they can do is look at the record of whatearthquakes have occured and where and produce statistics that sayif this pattern continues then it is likely there will be aneathquake of this kind of magnitude in this area...
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The Alaska earthquake of 1964 occurred along a subduction zone,which consists largely of reverse faults.
Earthquakes cause horizontal shaking, or vertical shaking, or eventhe two combined, which is the most damaging, for equal magnitudes.If you are outside, then you should lie on the ground, because ifyou try and stay on your feet, then you could get thrown into thepath of passing traffic, or against a...
Volcanoes are the vents where the earth is letting out molten magma from the hot interior of the earth. The magma is contained in huge pressurized chambers that are sealed up - usually. When the seal breaks the magma which is under intense pressure bursts through the opening - like when you pop a...
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You can only prepare to cope better with an earthquake should ithappen. . 1. Buildings are designed so that they flex rather than breakwhen shaken. . 2. They keep stocks of temporary shelters such as tents. . 3. They keep stocks of bottled water. . 4. They acquire vehicles which can cope with...
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The correct answer is Sliding Friction
Depending on the environment they are in when they occur,earthquakes can: - create faults and folds in the earth's crust - trigger local volcanoes - create tsunamis - destroy local man-made buildings and/or structures
a new fault line that was undetected had no name
Haiti only had 2 earthquakes.. including the one that just passed....
Surface wave cause the most damage during an earthquake.
I'll assume you're referring to the earthquake of 2010 and yes,there have been many others. The first recorded earthquake on theisland, though it wasn't Haiti yet, occurred in 1564. There weremore in 1701, 1751, 1770, 1783, and 1842. The greatest recordedquake was on August 4, 1946 with a magnitude...
It's gong to take a couple of years to rebuilt the country so no one knows yet.
-A huge tourist attraction. Jobs are created and money comes into the local economy so local people benefit. Tourists are drawn to the spectacular scenery such as the hot spas in Iceland and the ski resorts in Mt Etna, Italy. -There are fertile soils due the lava and ash from the volcano, these...
The Alishan Mountain Range in Taiwan lies on the Ring of Firearound the Pacific. The Ring of Fire is a ring of subduction zonessurrounding the Pacific which are commonly associated with volcanicactivity. Subduction zones are usually associated with oceaniccrust (in this case the Pacific) colliding...
yes earthquakes do occur on constructive margins and also the other plate margins as well. in fact all of them
They are detected using seismometers. See the related links.
3.2 on the Richter scale is relatively small quake often not even felt but just recorded by instruments. Alternatively: A 3.2 magnitude star is one that is about 0.052 times as bright as a magnitude 0 star. It is a logarithmic scale. The sun has relative magnitude of -27, the full moon -13,...
Quakes happen when tectonic plates of the Earth shift in certain ways. If you're in a boat and a wave rocks the boat at 2:34 p.m., would it make sense to ask why that particular wave came by at the particular time? It is part of a larger weather pattern, but as far as the details go, it happens and...
The whole capital of Haiti was destroyed and Haiti's capital was port of prince.
Most likely the on call / duty seismologist at the US National Earthquake Information Center. Please see the related link.
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Due to the construction methods used in this country, yes.
Pretty sure they already are. And the member countries of the UN is sending ppl.
I think the people of Haiti died just by getting a heart attack by that very big earthquake going all around Haiti and all along the earth as well.
Sound travels fastest through solids because the molecules are closer together than in liquids or gases. Sound travels fastest through steel.
convection currents
There aren't really any similarities there are just diffrences
in order to find this out you will have to multiply 25 by 1.5. you will then get 37.5 cm of total slippage
It is minor and you would hardly notice it and would not do much, if any, damage. See the link.
It can in some cases. Sinkholes can cause giant holes too.
children and adults were effected -correction- practically anyone and everyone in haiti, that answer is poo. :)
scientists can study what is going on underground
All earthquakes are caused by plate tectonics, that is the movement of the different plates that make up the surface of our earth. Earthquakes occur at the boundaries between these plates, (there are 7 plates), when the plates "bump" up against one another or separate enough. The place where...
A combination of all three usually exist at convergent plate boundaries where oceanic plates are being subducted under continental plates.
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Oceanic and Continental crusts are alike because they both shift and move and grow. They differ by there rock types. Oceanic crust is made up of dense basalt while continental crust is made up of less dense granite.
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Haiti's earthquake happend in 2010.
The button is used to allow the elevator doors to be open in a safe way and allow the building security etc. to know you are there and need rescue.
Farmers can help Haiti by going and planting fruits and vegetables and flowers but most importantly they could plant food so they can survive..... Hope my answer was helpful!!
The Transverse waves show up second in time, they are slower than the Primary Waves.
he reacted by sending wolves and a golywog to haiti but freddy crueger went with them
they actually survived by selling stuff and earning money
the European plates and the Africa plate
The fault zones trend down the line of a failed Precambrian rift. . Faults responsible for seismic activity in the New Madrid Fault zone are not exposed on the surface. . Seismic activity in the area could also be due to the stresses involved with glacial unloading. . Intraplate earthquakes are...
17 thousand died 24 thousand injured 600 thousand left homeless
The severity of the Haitian earthquake was ranked as Extreme (Level 10 or X) on the Modified Mercalli (MM) scale. Please see the related links and questions.
how ever old the earth is.
$10,000,000,000 has been spent on the Haiti Earthquake.
hati earthquake happend in lots of diffrent parts of hati the biggest hati earthqauke was was about 10miles x:)
I haven't heard about bombing, but that's where the 2 earthquakes were.
Yes. It is more dense than continental crust.
Over 3 millions which is 1/3 of the population
Yes, earthquakes have been known to occur on the continent, butAntarctica is possibly the quietest continent in this regard.
Its a science that is being worked on. Once an earthquake hashappened, then regional centers can predict if there are likely tobe more or not, but its not a perfect science. How they do whatthey do is they have remote sensors that they deploy to regionswhere there are known faults. Those who live in...
Geologists have discovered a lot about the interior composition ofthe Earth by studying 'S' and 'P' seismic waves. For example, theylearned that Earth has a liquid outer core when they noticed that'S' waves didn't come out on the other side of Earth because theyare unable to travel through liquids.
The shaking of the earth is when the plates are either moving towards each other or moving apart from each other.
Both, the can scrape past eachother or one can go under the other.
the movement in the rocks dosnot cause the ground to shake?
yeah.They had a earthquake and over 50 000 people have died.
The theory of plate tectonics that involves movement of plates in the earth's crust.
The first earthquake that occurred in 2010 was in Haiti (PORT AU PRINCE) on January 12, 2010
If and earthquake occurs under the ocean. If one plate moves upwards vertically than the other plate. Then it will causes a killer wave on sea called a TSUNAMI which can cause severe effect even at a great distance from the sea.
Yes, it is actually caused by the subduction of two plates: the Cocos Plate and the Caribbean plate.
earthquakes make the earths crust collide and sometimes they smash together,such as if one peice of crust goes under the other...makng a point...