12 Facts About Earthquake that you didn't know

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There are over 15 to 20 moving tectonic plates in the earth’s crust known as the lithosphere

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There is no known scientific way of predicting earthquakes

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On 16 December 1811, the Mississippi River flowed backward as a result of an earthquake!

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Earthquakes can cause fires when the damage they do breaks electrical or gas lines.

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Earthquakes are mainly caused by fault lines, but they can also occur due to landslides, nuclear testing, and other vulcanic activities.

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There are over 55 earthquakes that occur every day. These earthquakes are mainly of low intensity.

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There are about 20,000 earthquakes that occur every year. There are millions of low-intensity earthquakes that happen every year

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Approximately 90% of earthquakes occur within the ring of fire.

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The Valdivia Earthquake that occurred in Chile in the year 1960 is the highest intensity earthquake in recorded history.

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Quake on the moon will be called a moonquake. Whereas on Mars, it will be called a marsquake

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Since 1990, around 27,000 people have lost their lives because of earthquakes every year.

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GENERALLY, AN EARTHQUAKE TYPICALLY LASTS 10 TO 30 SECONDS AND WILL CAUSE AFTERSHOCKS

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