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At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacement of 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, and occasionally volcanic activity. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by other events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests.
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10/23/15  A 3.2-magnitude earthquake, the most recent in a swarm of more than 237 tiny temblors around the East Bay over the last two weeks, struck at 6:48 a.m. Friday. near San Ramon, CA. California, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, Earth Surface, San Ramon, East Bay, The East, Geology, This Morning
Another Morning Earthquake Shakes East Bay
10/23/15 A 3.2-magnitude earthquake, the most recent in a swarm of more than 237 tiny temblors around the East Bay over the last two weeks, struck at 6:48 a.m. Friday. near San Ramon, CA.
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A man removes earthquake debris from his home near a ship sitting in the middle of the road in Talcahuano, Chile, on Sunday, March 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) | A 8.8 magnitude quake shakes Chile, generating a tsunami and killing 524 people. | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/cities-with-high-earthquake-risk_n_7164678.html
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An elderly Iranian woman gestures in front of the ruins of the quake-devastated Iranian city of Bam. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images) | A 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Iranian city of Ban in the southeastern Kerman province, killing more than 26,271 people and injuring 30,000. | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/cities-with-high-earthquake-risk_n_7164678.html
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Unique Facts about Asia: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake | The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. The earthquake generated a tsunami that was among the deadliest disasters in modern history, killing well over 200,000 people. Various values were given for the magnitude of the earthquake, ranging from 9.0 to 9.3 (which would make it the second largest earthquake
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Turkish rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Van, Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Bertan Ayduk) | A 7.1 magnitud earthquake strikes eastern Turkey near the city of Van. More than 604 people are kiled, more than 4,100 injured. | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/cities-with-high-earthquake-risk_n_7164678.html
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Unique Facts about Asia: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake | In May 2005, scientists reported that the earthquake itself lasted nearly ten minutes when most major earthquakes last no more than a few seconds; it caused the entire planet to vibrate at least a few centimetres. It also triggered earthquakes elsewhere, as far away as Alaska .
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Christchurch #earthquake #natural #calamity #disaster #land #soil
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Anchorage, Alaska - March 27, 1964 I was in the earthquake
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Alaska Earthquake March 27, 1964. Native Hospital landslide in Anchorage, showing graben and pressure ridge. The scar of an older landslide is transected by the slide of March 27. Photo by U.S. Army, 1964. Figure 17-B, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 491; Figure 32, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 542-A.
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Christchurch 2010 earthquake resulted in much liquefaction. During the earthquake, the shaking turned some of the layers of sand and silt to liquid mush. The ground above the liquidised layers spread laterally, cracking the ground, footpaths, roads, and houses. Silt from layers below oozed upward, extruding out from under house foundations and surrounding the homes with thick layers of mud. Muddy mixtures of sand and silt squirted upward through cracks to pro