How much damage can an earthquake do?

You may probably be heard about something shaking on the surface of the earth. You know that is an Earthquake. You know “what is an earthquake?” An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. So, think of it “what happens when the earthquake occur?” It may damage the society and our environment. Or even “it may cause the lives to have cost.” So, let’s discuss the effects of an earthquake. I hope you gonna enjoy this.


Earthquakes occur when two pieces of the Earth’s crust called tectonic plates collide or grind against each other.  When this happens, an insane amount of energy from inside the Earth suddenly bursts out in all directions causing the Earth to crack and shake everything on top. It can happen along any type of plate boundary.

It occurs when tension is released from inside the crust. Plates do not always move smoothly alongside each other and sometimes get stuck. When this happens pressure builds up. When this pressure is eventually released, an earthquake tends to occur.

The point inside the crust where the pressure is released is called the focus. The point on the Earth’s surface above the focus is called the epicenter.

Earthquake energy is released in seismic waves. These waves spread out from the focus. The waves are felt most strongly at the epicenter, becoming less strong as they travel further away. The most severe damage caused by an earthquake will happen close to the epicenter.

Earthquake can cause many damages as much as the quake is strong enough. It can let the Tsunamis, Landslides, Liquefaction, Fires, Subsidence, and Related Effects to happen after or during the earthquake.


The video which is given below may be helpful to understand more on this topic: “How much damage can an earthquake do?” I hope you gonna enjoy it. Watch it!




Author: Wan


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