Below are some Earthquake facts to help you
understand and be more familiar with plate tectonics theory.
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List of Earthquake Facts
can cause enormous waves in the
undersea can cause undersea landslides which
can cause gigantic wave on the ocean surface
26, 2004, a series of tsunamis caused by an earthquake
under the Indian Ocean killed hundreds of thousands of people
in Southeast Asian countries including Thailand and
There are two types of Earthquake waves; the
body waves which travel deep into the earth and
In 1906, an earthquake almost destroyed San
Francisco. The earthquake responsible was known as The Great
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The violent earthquake lasted
for almost 45 seconds destroying buildings and streets all over
San Francisco. The San Francisco Earthquake was estimated to be
about 8.3 making it one of the most powerful earthquakes ever
to hit North America.
The size of the earthquake depends on the
size of the break in the fault.