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Living in Southern California and near a major earthquake fault I have pondered and wondered why our plants shake and why our planet only shakes in specific elements of the United States. While exploring for the details to finish my report, I was also able to find out the solutions to my own individual queries. This report will reply these inquiries: How does our planet shift and when, what actives cause the Earth to shake, how are earthquakes calculated and what are the two kinds of body waves and earthquake generates. Reasons for Earthquakes; an earthquake is triggered if there’s an unpredicted and unexpected release of power inside the Earth’s crust, producing seismic waves. A burst in geological faults under the Earth’s surface may also trigger earthquakes. But, earthquakes may also be because of volcanic action, nuclear tests as well as landsides. A natural earthquake will occur inside the Plant’s surface where there is sufficient stored energy and hear that will trigger plates in order to relocate. So why does our planet move when these move, Our planets move since whenever the two plates or faults move they generally get tangled together when they move. The accumulated energy which moves the plates becomes saved and whenever the energy is ultimately released it triggers the planet earth in order to shake. Earthquakes are calculated with a seismometer which is also known as a seismograph. A seismometer calculates as well as notes the moves under the Planet’s surface which includes seismic waves triggered by earthquakes. A seismometer permits seismologists to produce a map of the Planet’s inner surface. One more device utilized in order to calculate earthquakes in a Richter magnitude scale. This device provides figure to the quantity of seismic energy released during an earthquake.…...

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