Science
Earthquakes

Describe the process of an earthquake?

Answer

Wiki User
10/02/2008

The Earth can be compared to an apple - the Earth's crustin comparison to Earth is as thin as is the outer covering of an apple compared to an apple. It is made up of parts like a human skull and the float/buoy over the inner molten magma so the parts called tectonic plates can slide when the collide at 180 degrees mountains are formed. As and when some interlock is there, the plates keep on applying sliding or pulling or pushing force and when the force becomes large enough the interlock gives away and a shock wave called earthquake is generated which can also be associated with exlpulsion of magma called volcanic eruption