Earthquakes News

Earthquakes are natural phenomena caused by the sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. This energy release typically occurs along geological faults, volcanic activity, or by man-made explosions. The point within the Earth where the earthquake starts is called the hypocenter, and the point directly above it on the surface is the epicenter. Earthquakes can cause significant ground shaking, leading to destruction of structures, changes in the landscape, and even tsunamis when occurring under the ocean. They are measured using the Richter scale or the more detailed Moment Magnitude Scale, which both assess the size and energy released by the quake.