Over 8,000 websites created by students around the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition.
Compete | FAQ | Contact Us
Earthquakes, I'm All Shook UP
Earthquakes happen when the Earth's continental plates can not take the stress of pushing on each other and they give way. All of the energy that the plates were storing up while they were pushing on each other is released all at one time. The energy released moves in a wave away from the source, epicenter, causing the earth to tremble and shake. Hundreds of tiny earthquakes happen every day around the world.
19 & under
Science & Technology > Earth Science
Science & Technology > Earth Science > Plate Tectonics