EARTHQUAKES HASSAN, OMER, ADAM

This is a page about earthquakes happening around the world

What are earthquakes and how do they occur?

earthquakes are a natural disaster which happen around the world. Earthquakes occur when the plates of earth move they only happen at the edge of the earth plate. The lava in the inner core starts bubbling then the plates start shaking thats how a earthquake is caused. They usually last for a minute. The highest level of a earthquake is 12 the least highest is 1.

.FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT A EARTHQUAKE

.They usually last for a minute

.The highest earthquake is 12 the lowest is 1

.There is more than 50,000 earthquakes a year!

.Earthquakes kill approximately 8,000 people

.The largest earthquake in recent history was a 9.5 and occurred in Chile in 1960. It caused giant ocean waves as far as 6,000 miles (10,000 km) away

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5 major countries that earthquakes happen in.

Mexico

New Zealand

Pakistan

Philippines

India

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Created with images by Angelo_Giordano - "earthquake rubble collapse" • NGi - "stone wall natural stone crack" • Angelo_Giordano - "earthquake rubble collapse" • Angelo_Giordano - "earthquake rubble l'aquila" • Angelo_Giordano - "earthquake rubble collapse" • Angelo_Giordano - "earthquake rubble collapse" • newbeatphoto - "haiti_postearthquake07" • cobain86 - "earthquake collapse house" • Hitchster - "Serious overhang"

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