Curiosites: Why do earthquakes occur?

By Eddy Montilla


Inside the Earth, a lot of changes happen every day. The origin of earthquakes is not your fault, but it is matter of geological faults. In geology, a fault is a fracture in the rocks of the Earth’s crust, with displacement of the rocks on the opposite sides of the fracture. Earthquakes are the result of vibrations occurred when rocks split and displace. The bigger the friction between the rocks is the strong the earthquake will be. The cause of earthquakes is also connected with eruptions of volcanoes.

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