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it can cause a fire if a house get knocked down and the electrical break a fire can start

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How often do meteorites hit Earth

The adjustments of materials that follow a major earthquake often generate smaller earthquakes called

Most earthquakes are produced by the rapid release of which kind of energy stored in rock subjected to great forces

What does an earthquake's magnitude measure

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What is the cause of fire during earthquake?

There is no direct causal connection between having an earthquake and the start of a fire. However, the earthquake might destroy things (electricity cables, buildings, etc.) which when destroyed can cause fire. For example, an oil leak could be caused by the earthquake and with a spark of an electricity cable this could cause a fire. Hope this answers your question.


What major natural disaster do earthquake sometimes cause?

TSUNAMI :)


What can cause damage for days or months after a large earthquake?

after shocks can be deadly - sometimes as bad as the earthquake itself!


What can cause damage for days months after a large earthquake?

after shocks can be deadly - sometimes as bad as the earthquake itself!


Is fire a major problem after earthquake?

It often can be. The earthquake can break gas lines and electricity lines which cause the fires.


What can sometimes happen when there is an earthquake under the sea?

this would cause a tsunami


What other major natural disaster do earthquake sometimes cause?

tsunamis


Sometimes earthquakes cause fire How?

it can cause a fire if a house get knocked down and the electrical break a fire can start


What is the main cause for earthquake activity in the ring of fire?

Tectonic Plate movement


What would be the least likely result of a earthquake a fire or a thunderstorm?

A thunderstorm would never result from an earthquake. Earthquakes can cause fires by breaking gas lines and electrical wires, but there is no mechanism by which an earthquake could cause a thunderstorm.


Why tsunami happened in Japan?

The tsunami in Japan occurred because when the tectonic plates under ground move they cause an earthquake. Sometimes an earthquake can cause a tsunami from shaking underwater.


Is a fire a secondary effect of earthquakes?

Fire is often, but not always a secondary effect of earthquakes. If the earthquake strikes a populated area, it is likely to break natural gas pipes, and to cause other damage in human structures that will result in fires. In an unpopulated region, an earthquake may not cause a fire.

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