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EARTHQUAKE REFERENCE FILES Earthquake shaking of the earths surface caused byrapid movement of the earths rocky outer layer Earthquakes occur when energy stored withinthe earth usually in the form of strain in rocks suddenly releases This energy is transmitted tothe surface of the earth by earthquake waves The study of earthquakes and the waves they createis called seismology Scientists who study earthquakes are called seismologists Webstersp423 The destruction an earthquake causes depends on its magnitude or the amount of shakingthat occurs The size varies from small imperceptible shaking to large shocks felt miles aroundEarthquakes can tear up the ground make buildings and other structures collapse and createtsunamis large sea waves Many Lives can be lost because of this destruction The Road toJaramillo p211 Several hundred earthquakes or seismic tremors occur per day around theworld A worldwide network of seismographs detect about one million small earthquakes peryear Very large earthquakes such as the 1964 Alaskan earthquake which measured 86 on theRichter scale and caused millions of dollars in damage occur worldwide once every few yearsModerate earthquakes such as the 1989 tremor in Loma Prieta California magnitude 70 andthe 1995 tremor in Kbe Japan magnitude 68 occur about 20 times a year Moderateearthquakes also cause millions of dollars in damage and can harm many people The Road toJaramillo p213-215 In the last 500 years several million people have been killed byearthquakes around the world including over 240000 in the 1976 Tang-Shan Chinaearthquake Worldwide earthquakes have also caused severe property and structural damageGood precautions such as education emergency planning and constructing stronger moreflexible structures can limit the loss of life and decrease the damage caused by earthquakes TheRoad to Jaramillo p213-215263 AN EARTHQUAKES ANATOMY Seismologists examinethe parts of an earthquake like what happens to the earths surface during an earthquake how theenergy of an earthquake moves from inside the earth to the surface and how this energy causesdamage By studying the different parts and actions of earthquakes seismologists
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