Asked in Geology, Earthquakes
What happens along a fault beneath the earths surface when an earthquake occurs?
If the fault is responsible for the earthquake, there will be movement (displacement) along the fault. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
What landforms are made from transform boundaries?
Transform boundaries cause fault lines such as the San Andreas Fault. They also cause earthquakes and volcanoes along the fault lines. ...
Asked in Geophysics, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics
What happens if the Earth's crust moves suddenly along a fault?
A sudden shift of the earth's crust along a fault could result in an earthquake. ...
Asked in Energy
Energy released as vibrations caused by rocks along fault lines moving and breaking are called?
in an earthquake, movement along the fault move and break, releasing energy as________ ...
Asked in California, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics
Do earthquakes occur along all fault lines?
They can do, however some fault lines will have much less activity than others and some fault lines may only have very very small earthquakes (that in the main may only be detected using seismometers). ...
Asked in Earthquakes
Why are the earthquakes and volcanic belts roughly the same?
Because most volcanoes occur along 'fault lines' in the Earth's crust. It's the movement of these same fault lines that cause Earthquakes. ...
Asked in Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics
Are all earthquakes caused by fault lines?
No, some earthquakes are caused by elephants. *Laughs* Being serious, Earthquakes are caused by built up energy under the earth. The energy is usually released along the fault lines, but can sometimes be felt away from those fault lines. ...
Asked in Earthquakes, Science Experiments
Why do earthquakes occur along fault zones?
Earthquakes almost always occur along fault lines because fault lines are formed by 2 tectonic plate borders colliding and grinding on each other, and when pressure builds up... ***SNAP*** a crack, or fault, is created. When the tectonic plates shift back together, or apart, a Earthquake occurs, since the fault is expanding and collapsing. ...
Asked in Plate Tectonics
What is the name of the cracks that forms between tectonic plates moving apart?
i think its sea-floor spreading.. _____________________ Seismologists call them "fault lines". Most earthquakes happen along fault lines. ...