Geology - The Formation of Earthquakes

  1. 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! :biggrin:
     
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  3. Depending on how detailed you want to get, the usgs http://www.usgs.gov/science/ has a great deal of information.
     
  4. Thanks! This site has a lot of information. But, I am just interested in the formation of earthquakes.
     
  5. 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/Geolsurv/Surficial/quake/eq1.htm

    Are you looking for extensive information, or to understand how/why they occur?
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2006
  6. 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.
     
  7. AngelShare, they help! :biggrin:
     
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