By Aaron L. EARTHQUAKES
What are Earthquakes? Earthquakes are the shaking of the Earth’s surface caused by rapid movement of the Earth’s rocky outer layer. Earthquakes occur when energy stored within Earth usually in the form of strain in rocks, suddenly releases. This energy is transmitted to the surface of the Earth by earthquake waves. The study of earthquakes and the waves they create is called seismology. Scientist who studies earthquakes are called seismologists.
Where Earthquakes occur often. In the United States earthquakes occur more often in Alaska, Virgin Islands, and California. My data show that these three areas have earthquakes a least every 2days. Most of these earthquakes that happens every 2 days that is is 2.5 or higher. The reason this areas have earthquakes is plate boundaries that surround these places.
Will Indiana have earthquakes ? INDIANA is not really at a high risk area but has a fault line (Wabash system.) The only high risk area is a corner of the state southwest.
Earthquakes and volcanoes effects many lives Earthquakes are really dangerous and kills lots of people and leaves them homeless . The same things happens with volcanoes.
How we can prepare for and earthquake? To prepare for earthquakes our community can build buildings that are resistant to earthquakes. Emergency plans for supplies like food, money and power.
My Cover Page Hi My name is Aaron Lucky. I go to Anderson Preparatory Academy. I am in 7 alpha.