Earthquakes

How do you know when and earthquake will strike?

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September 13, 2011 5:06AM

There is no way of knowing, that's what makes earthquakes so very terrifying.

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The truth is is we don't know when a earthquake will strike, it can strike any day, anywhere, and anytime, so be prepared when it strikes!

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It's a earthquake where two plates move sideways from eachother for example the San Andreas Fault is a strike-slip earthquake.

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It was a transform or strike slip boundary earthquake.

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japan knew about it 15 minutes before it was soon to happen

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the scientists do not know exactly when there would be a next strike but according to their information, it WILL BE SOON!

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People cannot really predict when a volcano or earthquake will strike. But if they do know there will be one they should evacuate. In earthquake-prone areas, buildings are constructed to withstand strong earthquake forces.

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The hunger strike and the earthquake

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obviously they can't predict it because they don't know how much stress is put together in strike slip faults!

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Yes, it is called the pusometer. It detects when and where an earthquake will strike, it is quite accurate.

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The kind of quake was a right-lateral strike-slip

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Tsunamis are almost impossible to be detected directly before they strike. However, one can detect the earthquake that causes them and then issue a warning.

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because an earquake can strike anywhere at any tme whereas you know where a volcanoe is(.)

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they had an earthquake strike their country and devestate everything

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Yes the earthquake did hit the Dominican Republic because it is so close to Haiti.

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Seismologists study the damage caused by an earthquake to understand where the earthquake originated, and what caused it. They also seek to predict when and where next another earthquake might strike.

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When the 2 plates strike and then slip. Or faulting.

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We will never know when the first earthquake was.

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During an earthquake, a strike-slip fault occurs when the blocks of rock move in opposite horizontal directions as the crust pieces slide along each other at a transform plate boundary.

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Well, technically speaking, many animals act weird when a natural disaster is about to strike. Such as cats and dogs.