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  1. earthquakes

    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 intensity, from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt, to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, damage critical infrastructure, and wreak destruction across entire cities. The seismic activity of an area is the frequency, type, and size of earthquakes experienced over a particular time. The seismicity at a particular location in the Earth is the average rate of seismic energy release per unit volume. 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. When the epicenter of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a tsunami. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides. In its most general sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event—whether natural or caused by humans—that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults but also by other events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its hypocenter or focus. The epicenter is the point at ground level directly above the hypocenter.

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  1. Earthquakes

    Loaded USGS list of earthquakes from List of Earthquakes

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Earthquakes

    Sudden slips on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earthquakes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earthquakes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of earthquakes in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Newman:

    That zone is a place of weakness and that's what's causing these small earthquakes to occur, large earthquakes occur on large faults.

  2. Dan Szczesny:

    Nepal has gone through seismic changes that have nothing to do with earthquakes.

  3. Andres Meira:

    Until you live in one of these places you don't really understand the primitive fear of earthquakes, there are times when you can't sleep and sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night and make sure things aren't moving.

  4. Robert Gurval:

    Even if untouched by human hands, earthquakes and seawater would have buried or submerged it, her palace is certainly under water. Maybe her mausoleum, too.

  5. John Bellini:

    We would not be surprised to see more earthquakes of this size.

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