Essay Writing on EARTHQUAKES

Jose John March 14, 2015 No Comments
EARTHQUAKES An earthquake is one of the worst natural calamities. As the name itself suggests, earthquakes is the quivering or shaking of the surface of the earth, at some point on the earth. Its origin can be traced to the early days of earth formation. The cause of an earthquake is the movement or dislocation of lava and hot gases under the depths of the earth’s crust. When an earthquake is about to occur, there is first a mild movement of the mass of the earth as if it is moving as a cradle, such slight movements are usually quite a few in number and they serve as warning signals, that, more and fast movements can be expected in its wake. This slight quiver may or may not be followed by stronger tremors, but, if they do, people on earth in that particular area are in for big trouble. For many centuries man did not know why earthquakes occur and how they occur and to what extent they would cause damage. He only felt that mother earth was angry with him and so caused the earthquakes and he always feared it. It was Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher who related the phenomenon of earthquake to physical factors. According to...
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