What causes the plates to move that make an earthquake?
Friction causes the plants to move.
The plates that construct the Earth either slip past each other, or two move towards each other whilst creating a gap between others, this movement causes a vibration in which is the Earthquake. Depending on which plates move, depends on the type of Earthquake and thus, how much damage is caused. Hope it helps :)
A long section of tectonic plates under California means the State experiences small earthquakes every day. The tectonic plates under Mount Everest produced a 7.8 earthquake in Nepal in May 2015. Scientists know that as tectonic plates pass move by each other, it causes major upheaval underground which causes an earthquake.
The earthquake predictions depend on everyday life because the tectonic plates move a few micrometres each day. where two tectonic plates meet is called a convergent boundary and this causes an earthquake but look online and if you live in New Zealand by any chance the likelyhood of an earthquake is reasonably high. Adam.
Earthquakes are caused by plate tectonics. The mantle underneath the earth's Crust moves the crust similarly to a huge and slow conveyor belt. This moves the crust, and the plates that make it up (see related links for an image of all the plates). Those plates move in different directions, as shown in that image. When the plates move, that can cause an earthquake depending on the size of the fault line/boundary.
An earthquake is when two of the earths plates rub together causing friction which makes the ground move and with the movement of the plates causes the area in which the earthquake is in to shake.An after shock is when the earquake has passed but the earth is still moving so little by little it begins to decrease slowly until there is nothing left of the natural disaster.