EARTHQUAKE L.O: to know how earthquakes occur and what countries suffer.

Japan destroyed into pieces!
  • Scientists use the different speeds of seismic waves to locate the epicentre (the point on the surface directly above where the earthquake originated) of earthquakes.
  • Earthquakes involve the powerful movement of rocks in the Earth’s crust. The rapid release of energy creates seismic waves that travel through the earth.
  • Seismometers are used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes. You are unlikely to feel a magnitude 3 earthquake but a magnitude 6 earthquake could potentially cause large damage.
  • The damage caused by earthquakes also depends on their depth and fault type.
  • The earthquake that hit the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, had a magnitude of 9.0 and killed over 15000 people.
Countries that suffer from earthquakes: Japan, India, Nepal, Philippines and Pakistan.

The 2OO4 earthquake (that occurred in the Indian Ocean) killed over 20,000 people in 14 this video to see what happened.

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