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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.


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.
According to the  United States Geological Survey, more than 3 million earthquakes  happen each year. That's one earthquake every 11 seconds!  Obviously, many of these earthquakes have little or no effect on  human civilization - most are too weak to notice, and many others  occur in completely...
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Predominantly due to friction. Major earthquakes (the ones you hear  about on the news) occur at collision (where two tectonic plates  are smashing together) and conservative (where two plates slide  side-by-side) boundaries.   Rocks (which obviously make up tectonic plates) can undergo two ...
Most earthquakes occur along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is  along the top half of the pacific plate.
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Science cannot predict when earthquakes will occur, nor in any  particular place. What they can do is look at the record of what  earthquakes have occured and where and produce statistics that say  if this pattern continues then it is likely there will be an  eathquake of this kind of magnitude...
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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 even  the two combined, which is the most damaging, for equal magnitudes.  If you are outside, then you should lie on the ground, because if  you try and stay on your feet, then you could get thrown into the  path of passing traffic,...
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You can only prepare to cope better with an earthquake should it  happen.  1. Buildings are designed so that they flex rather than break  when 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
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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...
-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 are...
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.
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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 these...
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17 thousand died 24 thousand injured 600 thousand left homeless
$10,000,000,000 has been spent on the Haiti Earthquake.
Over 3 millions which is 1/3 of the population
Yes, earthquakes have been known to occur on the continent, but  Antarctica is possibly the quietest continent in this regard.
Its a science that is being worked on and doesnt get enough money  to work on, Once an earthquake has happened, then the regional  centers can predict if there are going to be more or not, but its  not a perfect science. How they do what they do is they have remote  sensors that they deploy to...
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.
yeah.They had a earthquake and over 50 000 people have died.
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...
The height of the wave, above the rest position, is its Amplitude.    Twice the amplitude is the distance from the deepest point to the  highest point.
The plates get pushed up, then the the plate that gets pushed, pushes land up then you have a volcano.
Trasform(plates sliding past each other.)Converging(plates colliding.)Divergent(plates moving away.)These are 3 different types of plate boundries
The stress of an earthquake is how much force has been built up for a period of time between two tectonic plates.
When small earthquakes result in a volcano, they are caused by a  slip on a fault near an existing volcano. In 1981, the largest felt  volcanic earthquake occurred in the Cascades.
The Pacific and North American plates cause most of Alaska's earthquakes.
the long term effects are seismic waves which are little earthquakes after thr REAL earthquake; they will go on for who knows how long....the short terms the length of the REAL earthquake the truth is no one knows how long it will take to recover from Haiti it might take years it might take more or...
It will be better if you have defined whom you are referring when  you are saying "they". But taking it on a broader view below points  can be of help:    Laser beams can be used to detect plate movement.   A seismometer is used to pick up the vibrations in the Earth's  crust. An increase...
very strong, so strong it could take out an entire city
This is because the world is always changing. This change is gradual and will occur over many generations. When a tectonic plates shifts, the ground shakes. This is an earthquake. However, this shift is only a few inches or sometimes feet! There are earthquakes because it helps in the forming of...
Eventually the oceanic crust, along with the magnetically aligned minerals contained within, will be subducted into the mantle.
The amount of sushi in japan put pressure on the tectonic plates, causing a massive earthquake. Ninjas were also involved. Or were they?
The Earth is part of the 'accretion disk' of random material that accumulated to form our Solar System. The residual spin of the various planets and of the Sun, are the resultant spin of the contributions. The Universe is about 14 x 109 years old, and our Solar System is about 4 x 109 years old....
Peolpe have been donating money, adobting a kid, sending money to that kid, basically helpping that kid get foood, water, and a education.
There are ways to avoid loss of life to :1 educate 2 emergency planning
As there is no subduction, the magma is not disturbed and the two plates simply slide past each other, crust is neither created, nor destroyed
No, the Haitian earthquake occured because Haiti is situated on the eastern end of of a small plate that separates the Caribbean and the North American plates known as the Gonave micro-plate. This micro-plate and hence Haiti is bounded to the north by the Oriente Fracture Zone and to the south by...
most occur at plate boundaries
A lot of damage happened in Haiti no schools no houses no nothing.
'Earthquake' is 地震 (jishin) in Japanese.
Yes, it was even felt in Jamaica and guantanamo bay in cuba
I think the answer might be faults but I am not sure. Hope I  helped.
No it si caused by tectnic plates colliding
It is not any plate movement (convergent, divergent, or transform). It is actually a "hot spot" in the earths mantel. Subduction occurs and it will start to melt, raise up and break the surface. On a chain the plates continue to move but the hot spot is still there so this continues to happen....
Anything in the electromagnetic spectrum. Gamma raysXraysUltravioletVisible LightInfra-redMicrowavesRadio WavesThey are characterised by the fact they are all transmitted in packets of energy called photons. Sound is not an electromagnetic wave, nor is ultrasound or any physical oscillation.
Right now the earth is rotating one revolution every 24 hours. That doesn't seem like much - it is only 0.0007 RPM. But the earth has a huge circumference. If you were to tie a string around the equator, it would be nearly 25,000 miles long. That means that if you could somehow stand stationary...
1. Antarctic Plate and Pacific Plate2. North American Plate and Eurasian Plate3. South American Plate and African Plate4. Antarctic and Australian Plate5.African Plate and Antarctic Plate6. Nazca Plate and Pacific Plate
no. climate and seismic activity have no connection whatsoever
California's seismic activity is the result of the many active faults it lies upon, most prominantly, the San Andreas Fault. One of the reasons that California has so many earthquakes is that the San Andreas fault has a "bend" that creates large amounts of friction as the plates slide next to each...