Earthquake

Earthquake, Shaking of the surface of the earth caused by a sudden release of energy in the crust.

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An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, and wreak destruction across entire cities. The seismicity, or seismic activity, of an area is the frequency, type, and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The word tremor is also used for non-earthquake seismic rumbling. At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and displacing or disrupting the ground.

Lists of earthquakes
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Lists of earthquakes ... Earthquakes are caused by movements within the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle. They range from events too weak to be detectable except by sensitive...

1960 Valdivia earthquake
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1960 Valdivia earthquake ... earthquake (Spanish: Terremoto de Valdivia) or the Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) on 22 May 1960 was the most powerful earthquake...

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami ... The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami (Japanese: 東北地方太平洋沖地震, Hepburn: Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin) occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on 11 March...

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
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2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami ... Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami and, by the scientific community, the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake) occurred at...

1906 San Francisco earthquake
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1906 San Francisco earthquake ... The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, with an estimated moment magnitude of 7...

Lists of 21st-century earthquakes
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Lists of 21st-century earthquakes ... Indian Ocean earthquake, 2005 Pakistan earthquake and 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Note: At least 8.5+ magnitude These are the deadliest earthquakes per year...

Richter magnitude scale
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Richter magnitude scale ... scale or Richter's magnitude scale – is a measure of the strength of earthquakes, developed by Charles Francis Richter and presented in his landmark 1935...

1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
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1989 Loma Prieta earthquake ... The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on California's Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene...

Earthquake Bird
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Earthquake Bird ... Earthquake Bird is a 2019 psychological thriller film written and directed by Wash Westmoreland based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Susanna Jones...

List of earthquakes in India
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List of earthquakes in India ... Indian subcontinent has a history of earthquakes. The reason for the intensity and high frequency of earthquakes is the Indian plate driving into Asia...

List of earthquakes in Japan
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2010 Haiti earthquake
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List of earthquakes in China
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1976 Tangshan earthquake
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Earthquake (1974 film)
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John Tenta
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Miyagi earthquake
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1556 Shaanxi earthquake
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Earthquake prediction
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