Monthly archives: February, 2021

Denudation

Weathering is the process of disintegration of rock particles from the surface of rocks is known as weathering, while erosion is the process by which the weathered particles are separated and transported from the parent rock to the low-lying areas. The combined process of weathering and erosion is known as Denudation. The weathering mass movement …

Weathering and its types

Weathering: Weathering is defined as the physical disintegration and chemical alteration of Earth materials by the action of water, air, and organisms. For example, the breakdown of rocks in situ, their disintegration and decomposition without distant transportation of the products. The process of creation of new relief features and wear and tear of Earth materials …

How to protect in earthquakes?

Earthquakes bring many changes to the natural and cultural landscape, but the greatest damage caused when buildings fail to survive an earthquake. Earthquake does not directly kill people, but people are killed by their own constructed buildings, which are vulnerable to an earthquake. Avoiding constructing buildings while fearing earthquakes is irrational. So in order to …

Seismology, Seismic Waves, Seismograph:

Seismology is the science, which deals with all the topics related to seismic waves. The seismic waves are the pulses of energy generated by earthquakes, which can travel through all parts of the earth. These waves can be measured and recorded by an instrument called Seismograph. A seismograph consists of a pendulum with a fixed …

Measurement of Earthquakes

Measuring of an Earthquake: Generally, earthquakes occur at depths of lesser than 100 kilometers under the ground. The earthquakes are frequently noted by the instruments like seismography on daily basis. The location of the earthquakes are also determined by the seismographs. The point at which an earthquake is noted is known as the focus-point or …

Types of Earthquake waves

An earthquake produces four types of waves: (1). P-Waves (Primary Waves), (2). S-Waves (Secondary Waves), (3). L-Waves (Surface Waves), and (4). Rayleigh Waves: The tectonic movement releases a huge amount of energy, which is known as Seismic energy. Seismic energy express itself in the form of seismic waves. These seismic waves are known as earthquakes. …

Changes brought about by the earthquakes?

The earthquakes cause major changes in the crust and on the surface of the Earth. Important changes are as given below: (1). Expansion of Earth’s Crust (2). Contraction of Earth (3). Disturbance of drainage system (4). Mud Volcanoes (5). Cultural Landscape (6). Landsliding (7). Fire (8). Liquefaction, Subsidence, and Related Effects (9). Tsunamis (1). Expansion …

Causes of Earthquakes

An earthquake is a natural phenomenon, which has many causes behind it. Some of these are natural while others are man-made. Among these causes, the most important are as follow; (1). Tectonic Movement causes Earthquakes: Earth’s crust is divided into large segments (fragments) separated along ridges. These segments are called plates (Lithospheric Plates). The term …

What is mid-oceanic ridge (MOR)?

A mid-ocean ridge (MOR) is a seafloor mountain system formed by plate tectonics. It typically has a depth of ~ 2,600 meters (8,500 ft) and rises about two kilometers above the deepest portion of an ocean basin. This feature is where seafloor spreading takes place along a divergent plate boundary. In the middle of the ocean, there …

Earthquake Zones

Major Earthquake zones of the world include countries located on the Asian coast of the Pacific, the eastern coast of the Pacific covering the west coast of North America, and Latin America. Detail of the major zones is as under: The heaviest concentration of earthquakes is along the circum-pacific belt. It includes countries of Japan, …