Where was the deadliest earthquake?


Where was the deadliest earthquake?

Movement Of Rock:

An earthquake is the sudden and powerful movement of rock within the earth. Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates, which are giant land masses that make up the earth's upper mantle and crust. These plates continually shift and move, and when they collide or slip past each other, earthquakes result.

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The deadliest earthquake in history occurred in China in the Shaanxi province, in 1556. This earthquake registered at a magnitude of about eight, and...

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What is an Earthquake? - Definition and Components

from Earth Science 101: Earth Science

Chapter 21 / Lesson 1

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