In one word, describe how an earthquake feels?
Earthquakes are sudden shaking of the ground caused by moving rocks underground. Earthquakes can cause buildings and roads to fall down, and make the ground open up. People can feel earthquakes, but scientists use special machines to measure them.
Earthquakes: What Are They?
Epicenter: The epicenter is the point on the surface of the Earth directly above the focus, which is the point where the earthquake originated. Magnitude: The magnitude of an earthquake is a measure of its size and energy, usually expressed as a number on the Richter scale. Seismograph: A seismograph is a scientific instrument that measures and records the motion of the ground during earthquakes.
Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates, which are large pieces of the Earth’s crust. Earthquakes can be detected by seismographs, which measure the vibrations in the ground. Earthquakes can cause tsunamis, which is a large wave of water that can cause flooding and destruction.
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