The earthquakes happen because of the movements of plates under the ground. There are three main types of faults, Normal faults, Reverse faults, and Strike Slip faults. The faults are plates that move deep under the ground that occur earthquakes. Two plates are moving together slowly, and sometimes it gets stuck to each other. Then for a long time, the plates can’t move even they have to move. The forces keep forcing the plates to move but the plates are not moving. If this happen for a long time, the plates will suddenly move quickly. That causes the earthquake to happen. The faults that two plates shift straight down or up following the line of dip called a Normal Fault (Earthquakes). Because Normal Faults move toward to each other, they could make mountains. In the Reverse faults, one plate is overhand another plates, and moving to each other. A Reverse faults that have a fault plane of 45 angles or less is called a thrust fault (Earthquakes). In Oblique-Slip fault which is also known as Strike-Slip faults, two plates are moving sideways to the...
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