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Geology - The Formation of Earthquakes

by PPonte
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PPonte
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Feb8-06, 10:54 AM
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I am looking for good information about the formation of earthquakes. My text book is not very good and Wikipedia did not satisfy me. I know that someome might have a good site or article about this topic. Thank you. I will continue to search, if i find one I will warn you. Thank you!
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daveb
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Feb8-06, 11:19 AM
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Depending on how detailed you want to get, the usgs http://www.usgs.gov/science/ has a great deal of information.
PPonte
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Feb8-06, 11:45 AM
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Thanks! This site has a lot of information. But, I am just interested in the formation of earthquakes.

Haxx0rm4ster
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Feb8-06, 03:03 PM
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Geology - The Formation of Earthquakes

Caused when Earth's plates build lots of energy on their boundaries (because they are pressing against each other [going under anohter or over another) ) until whatever is blocking them from moving cant take it anymore. Consequently, he plates move and release all of the energy built up, causing an earthquake.

http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geols.../quake/eq1.htm

Are you looking for extensive information, or to understand how/why they occur?
PPonte
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Feb8-06, 04:39 PM
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Haxx0rm4ster, I understand why they occur, I was looking for extensive information,i.e., their formation but with more details. But now I am thinking that are not much more details. Thank you.
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Feb9-06, 09:26 AM
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Feb9-06, 01:40 PM
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There are several different types of earthquakes, and for some types people really don't know:
http://geology.about.com/od/earthquakes/a/aa_deeEQs.htm


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