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Earthquakes (Disasters) 

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An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph. The moment magnitude of an earthquake is conventionally reported, or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale.

At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by a shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When a large earthquake epicenter is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a tsunami. The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity.

In its most generic sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event—whether a natural phenomenon or an event caused by humans—that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear experiments.

An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The term epicenter means the point at ground level directly above this.

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Question: Why To Issue A Tsunami Warning IF Its Not Going To Cause Damage!!??Anonymous Coward5223N/A10/04/10
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Another new guinea earth quakeAnonymous Coward0149N/A09/30/10
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Australia just hit with HUGE TSUNAMI???
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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off New ZealandAnonymous Coward18819
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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan -USGSHand_of_Man6405
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Second 7.2-magnitude quake hits coast of Papua, near Indonesia - USGSAnonymous Coward1238N/A09/29/10
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Electric earth quake Christchurch New Zealand
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An Urgent Warning of Massive Earthquakes above Magnitude 8.0 to 9.x
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Major rumble in NE (I felt). Any news of Earth Quakes in Northeast USA?
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Tsunami Warning Center to be created in GreeceOstria3811N/A09/09/10
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Hey Dummies,...after seeing the Muslim Indonesians stomping on USA flag, are you glad you gave 2004 Tsunami aid?Ronnie Paul17584
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EARTHQUAKES : Frequency and Magnitude on the rise.Buck Knife11662N/A07/20/10
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