Guest Post | Submit   Job information   Contents   Link   Youtube Video   Photo   Practice Set   Affiliated Link   Register with us Register login Login
Join Our Telegram Group Join Our Telegram Group https://t.me/educratsweb

Earthquake

Posted By educratsweb.comStudy Material 🗓 Monday September 3 2018 👁 799

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.

Earthquakes are measured using observations from seismometers. The moment magnitude is the most common scale on which earthquakes larger than approximately 5 are reported for the entire globe. The more numerous earthquakes smaller than magnitude 5 reported by national seismological observatories are measured mostly on the local magnitude scale, also referred to as the Richter magnitude scale. These two scales are numerically similar over their range of validity. Magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes are mostly almost imperceptible or weak and magnitude 7 and over potentially cause serious damage over larger areas, depending on their depth. The largest earthquakes in historic times have been of magnitude slightly over 9, although there is no limit to the possible magnitude. The most recent large earthquake of magnitude 9.0 or larger was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan in 2011 (as of March 2014), and it was the largest Japanese earthquake since records began. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale. The shallower an earthquake, the more damage to structures it causes, all else being equal.

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.

In its most general sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event — whether natural or caused by humans — that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by other events such as volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear tests. An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The epicenter is the point at ground level directly above the hypocenter.

Earthquake
Contents shared By educratsweb.com
if you have any information regarding Job, Study Material or any other information related to career. you can Post your article on our website. Click here to Register & Share your contents.
For Advertisment or any query email us at bharatpages.in@gmail.com

RELATED POST
  1. NRC Bill: जानें क्या है एनआरसी बिल, क्यों मचा है इस पर घमासान
  2. What is CAB? जानें क्या है सिटिजनशिप अमेंडमेंट बिल 2019
  3. e-book of CHANDRAYAAN 2 - The Journey of a billion Dreams
  4. General Knowledge Questions - 5
  5. General Knowledge Questions - 1
  6. General Knowledge Questions - 10
  7. General Knowledge Questions - 2
  8. General Knowledge Questions - 13
  9. General Knowledge Questions - 7
  10. CAB And NRC Difference: क्या है कैब और एनआरसी में अंतर, यहां समझें
  11. General Knowledge Questions - 12
  12. General Knowledge Questions - 8
  13. General Knowledge Questions - 3
  14. General Knowledge Questions - 4
  15. Vidyapati (1352–1448),
  16. About Right to Information Act 2005
  17. General Knowledge Questions - 11
  18. Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019
  19. What is the difference between NPR and Population Census?
  20. General Knowledge Questions - 9
  21. General Knowledge Questions - 6
  22. What is National Population Register (NPR)
  23. NISHTHA | National Portal of India
  24. Previous Year Question Papers for CBSE Examination 2019 : Class X | Class XII
  25. Top General Knowledge Based Question for Competitive Exam.
  26. 5 Best Shortcut Techniques of Multiplication in Vedic Mathematics
  27. What is Vedic Mathematics
  28. 6 Best Shortcut Tricks to divide numbers in Vedic Mathematics
  29. Procedure to Download the CA Final Question Papers with Suggested Answers
  30. Top 10 Indian Mathematicians and their Contributions
  31. Technical and Non-Teaching Vacancy Recruitment in Gujarat Vidyapith 2020 - 25 Days Remaining for Apply
  32. Junior Judicial Assistant/Restorer (Open) Examination 2020 by Delhi High Court - 13 Days Remaining for Apply
  33. Faculty vacancy posts in Gujarat Technological University (GTU) - 11 Days Remaining for Apply
  34. Recruitment for Scientist and Scientific/Technical Assistant vacancy in NIC - 28 Days Remaining for Apply
  35. Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)July 2020 for Primary/ Elementary Teachers by CBSE - 4 Days Remaining for Apply
  36. Recruitment for Project Manager DIC Vacancy by Bihar PSC - 18 Days Remaining for Apply
  37. APSSB Recruitment 2020: Apply Online for Total 944 Vacancies - 9 Days Remaining for Apply
  38. Trainee and Plant Engineer job vacancy recruitment in TNPL 2020 - 25 Days Remaining for Apply
  39. Recruitment of Sub-Inspector, Head-Constable, Constable in BSF Water Wing 2020 - 18 Days Remaining for Apply
  40. Recruitment of Professor Teaching Facultyin Ch. Ranbir Singh University (CRSU), Jind, Haryana 2020 - 8 Days Remaining for Apply
  41. Technical Assistant and Technician Recruitment in BIS 2020 - 10 Days Remaining for Apply
  42. Recruitment of Jr. Engineer Job Vacancy by RSMSSB 2020 - 35 Days Remaining for Apply
  43. Recruitment of Graduate and Management Trainee vacancy in MOIL 2020 - 11 Days Remaining for Apply
  44. Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020 - 23 Days Remaining for Apply
  45. Faculty Vacancy Recruitment in GIMS Greater Noida 2020 - 3 Days Remaining for Apply
  46. COMEDK UGET 2020 Examination: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Pattern & Syllabus - 50 Days Remaining for Apply
  47. Government Jobs Vacancy Recruitment by Haryana SSC Advt. No. 1/2020 - 26 Days Remaining for Apply
  48. Non Faculty vacancy in NIT Meghalaya 2020 - 39 Days Remaining for Apply
  49. ISRO USRC Recruitment 2020: Apply Online for 182 Technician, Scientific Assistant and Various Other Posts - 8 Days Remaining for Apply
  50. Recruitment for the post of Peon vide order dated 10.02.2020 OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT & SESSIONS JUDGE : SAS NAGAR PUNJAB - 1 Days Remaining for Apply
Save this page as PDF | Recommend to your Friends

http://educratsweb(dot)com http://www.educratsweb.com/content.php?id=8 http://educratsweb.com educratsweb.com educratsweb