Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Earthquakes are seismic events which rattle the earth. Tectonic plates which press and grind in the Earth's crust release incredible amounts of energy, causing earthquakes. Pictures often show devastating results, depending on the quality of housing prevalent in the earthquake area.

About Earthquakes

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.

Contributions by Leonard G., Curps, and Bumfluff.