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Oct 14, 2011

Earthquake Essay Hints | Words | How To write Essay on Earthquake

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Helpful definitions:
An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. It is also known as a quake, tremor or temblor.

The local magnitude scale (ML) is a quantitative logarithmic scale. It is also known as the Richter scale.California seismologist Charles F. Richter devised a simple numerical scale to describe the relative sizes of earthquakes in Southern California in  1930AD. Journalists uses this work. It is not generally used by seismologists. 

Epicentral distance is also used in calculating seismic magnitudes developed by Richter and Gutenberg.

The epicenter or epicentre is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocenter or focus. Hypocenter is the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates.

Recent earthquakes.
2011 Sikkim earthquake

2006 Gujarat earthquake
2001 Gujarat earthquake

Usable words are given below.

death toll 
 magnitude scale 
shock waves
Considerable damage


Short Information on a Gujrat earthquake- The 2001 Gujarat earthquake occurred on January 26, 2001, India's 51st Republic Day, at 08:46 AM local time (3:16 UTC) and lasted for over two minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India.The earthquake reached a magnitude of between 7.6 and 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum felt intensity of X (Intense) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The quake killed around 20,000 people (including 18 in South eastern Pakistan), injured another 167,000 and destroyed nearly 400,000 homes.

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