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Geology - The Formation of Earthquakes

  1. Feb 8, 2006 #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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  4. Feb 8, 2006 #3
    Thanks! This site has a lot of information. But, I am just interested in the formation of earthquakes.
  5. Feb 8, 2006 #4
    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 [Broken]

    Are you looking for extensive information, or to understand how/why they occur?
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  6. Feb 8, 2006 #5
    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. Feb 8, 2006 #6
    Don't know if any of this will help you but here. ^_^

    http://www.gpc.edu/~pgore/Earth&Space/GPS/earthquake.html [Broken]
    http://www.olympus.net/personal/gofamily/quake/causes.html [Broken]
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/earthquakescience/ [Broken]
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  8. Feb 9, 2006 #7
    AngelShare, they help! :biggrin:
  9. Feb 9, 2006 #8


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