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Oct
24
At What Point Do Earthquakes Cause Damage?

Generally, damage occurs with any 4 to 5-magnitude earthquake or greater. These are some of the main causes of earthquake damage:

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Ground Shaking

Ground shaking is caused by seismic waves being released from the rupture. This causes the most damage during an earthquake. Damage can be amplified by soil type and epicenter proximity.

Soil Liquefaction

Soil liquefaction is the temporary transformation of solid soil into a liquid state. It results when unconsolidated soils are subjected to repeated vibration. This causes foundations to sink.

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(Article courtesy: ICAT)