The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811–12

The New Madrid earthquakes of 1811–12, were three large earthquakes that happened near New Madrid, Missouri, from December 1811 to February 1812. There were thousands of aftershocks, about 1,874 of them were so large that they could be felt as far as Louisville, Kentucky, almost 190 miles away. It is unknown how many lives were … Read more

How to predict Earthquake

Earthquake is a violent and sudden shock of the earth, which is often caused by two layers of the ground slipping from one another. Earthquakes are measured in accordance with their magnitudes. The earthquakes with higher magnitudes have higher destruction levels. Scientists believe that earthquakes can occur anywhere, anytime, and are unpredictable. Although the engineering … Read more

The Origin of Earthquakes

Mr. Sanchez ELA Period 2 Chose grade level 30 January 2018 How Earthquakes Happen? Parts of an Earthquake? Earthquakes happen when two pieces of Earth all of the sudden slip past each other. The surfaces that slip past each other are called fault line or fault plane. An earthquake starts in the hypocenter, which is … Read more

The Science of Earthquakes

What is an earthquake? An earthquake is what happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another. The surface where they slip is called the fault or fault plane. The location below the earth’s surface where the earthquake starts is called the hypocenter, and the location directly above it on the surface … Read more

Earthquakes Definition

To begin with, according to U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district Jan Schakowsky an earthquake is “There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick … Read more

Plate Tectonics Theory

The Earth had formed over 4.5 billion years from now and since then, we are still seeing changes. We are seeing volcanoes erupting and earthquakes shaking the earth’s surface causing massive destruction, the causes is due to plate tectonics. The plate tectonic theory is the theory of the Earth’s outer shell is divided into several … Read more

Earthquakes Definition

To begin with, according to U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district Jan Schakowsky an earthquake is “There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick … Read more

The San Francisco 1989 Earthquake

On Tuesday October 17, 1989 at 5:04 PM the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and Silicon Valley areas. Those were no the only areas affected. Many areas up to 70 and 100 miles away could feel the tremble of the quake. The epicenter of the quake was in the Santa Cruz … Read more

The Study Of Earthquakes

Earthquake, shaking of the earths surface caused by rapid movement of the earths rocky outer layer. Earthquakes occur when energy stored within the earth, usually in the form of strain in rocks, suddenly releases. This energy is transmitted to the surface of the earth by earthquake waves. The study of earthquakes and the waves they … Read more