Haiti Earthquake

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Haiti Earthquake

  1. 1. Earthquakes <ul><li>Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>What caused the Haiti earthquake? </li></ul>
  2. 11. What causes earthquakes? <ul><li>The Earth’s surface is made up of plates </li></ul><ul><li>These plates move </li></ul>
  3. 12. What causes earthquakes? <ul><li>When they collide mountains form </li></ul>
  4. 13. What causes earthquakes? <ul><li>When they move apart molten magma rises up to fill the gaps and volcanoes may form </li></ul>
  5. 14. What causes earthquakes? <ul><li>When they grate against each other: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pressure builds up over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when the pressure is released suddenly an earthquake happens. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 16. Any questions?

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