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# How can you tell an earthquake is starting?

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The ground starts shaking lol

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## Related Questions

you can tell when the ground is starting to shake and when building are starting to fall.

It tells you when if how or why an earthquake is coming. They also tell you what degree the earthquake will be.

No, they can't tell that it is a foreshock until a larger earthquake happens. (The largest main earthquake is called the mainshock)

seismograph is how to measure the intensity the earthquake will be or was.

You can tell when an earthquake is coming by using an seismograph.

The level of the earthquake. Like lets say an earthquake was a 4.3. That number comes from the Richter sxale.

Q: Why did everyone accuse [insert name] of starting the earthquake?A: Because it was his/her fault.

The focus is the starting point of an earthquake, or in other terms; depending on your level of knowledge: it is where it begins to shake or vibrate.The point of origin of an earthquake.

Warnings on TVs tell people to get out of the building their in.

With earthquakes, you really can't tell when or where they will occur.

The focus of an earthquake is the point along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs. The epicenter of an earthquake is the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's starting point, or focus.

The focus of an earthquake is the point along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs.The epicenter of an earthquake is the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's starting point, or focus.

the china earthquake obviously happened in china but it happend in a place called Sichuan. Can anyboy else tell me why did the earthquake happen?

Earthquake can result psychological, mental and physical damages in health. People might experience trauma, depression and physical injuries after an earthquake.

The word epicenter is typically heard after an earthquake has occurred. This word refers to the area of first impact by the earthquake, and is used to tell how big the earthquake was.

It is called the epicenter which is the starting point.

yes a scientist can predict when an earthquake occurs because the have satellites in space that can tell us.

yes is does it sends out waves to tell a seismologist ( person who studies earthquake's ) when a earthquake is going to hit .

Earthquakes, can happen at any time, so it is impossible to tell whether or not an earthquake is happening at this current moment.

It doesnt tell exactly when an earthquake will hit.

Most small earthquakes are just background seismicity. There is no way to tell whether a small event will be followed by a larger one. But if there is a larger earthquake afterwards, the first earthquake is called a "foreshock"

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