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Classification of Earthquakes

Classification I. Depending upon their mode of origin, the earthquakes are classified into the following groups. Earthquake due to surface causes: Earthquakes may be generated by landslips and collapse of the roofs of underground caverns and other surface disturbances. Most of these are very minor, and some are even rarely felt. All causes of an …

Types of Earthquake waves

An earthquake is caused by the seismic waves generated by the transverse movement of landmasses at plate tectonic boundaries, volcanic eruption, compression in the earth’s crust, groundwater extraction, geothermal drilling, construction of tracking, and injection wells, and havoc of a powerful nuclear bomb blast. All these events cause seismic waves. The seismic waves spread spreads …