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How Much Damage Can An Earthquake Do?

Earthquakes occur when two pieces of the Earth’s crust called tectonic plates collide or grind against each other.  When this happens, an insane amount of energy from inside the Earth suddenly bursts out in all directions causing the Earth to crack and shake everything on top. Well, we know earthquakes are awful, but how much damage can they do?

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Video via – Life Noggin
Further Readings And References @ USGS, National Geographic, BBC, and ScienceDirect

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