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Intoduction to Earthquakes, Effects and Distribution

Intoduction to Earthquakes, Effects and Distribution

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    • 1. EARTH QUAKES Presentation by AJA.V.P Prepared by SARATH BABU.M.G
    • 2. Introduction
      • Any sudden disturbance below the earth surface prodce vibration or shaking in he crust.
      • This sudden movement of the ground is called Earth Quake
    • 3. Earth Quakes Origin
      • The place origin of an earthquake inside the earth is called its Focus
      • The point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus is called the Epicenter
    • 4. Seismic waves
      • When earthquakes occur, waves of energy SEISMIC WAVES travel outward from the earthquake focus
    • 5. Major Seismic waves
    • 6. Seismology
      • The earth quakes are studied by a a special of science is known as “ Seismology ”.
      • The word ‘seismology’ derived from the Greek word ‘ seismos ’ meaning ‘ earth quake ’.
      • The instrument recording the shock waves is called the Seismograph .
      • The instrument which used to measure the intensity of earthquake is known as ‘ Richer Scale’
    • 7. EFFECTS
    • 8. Effects
      • Formation of cracks or fissures in the region of epicenter
    • 9. Effects
      • Earth quake cause landslides
    • 10. Effects
      • Seismic sea waves (TUSNAMIS)
    • 11. Effects
      • Damage to human life and structures
    • 12. Effects
      • Faults, thrust and folds
    • 13. Other Effects
      • More devastating fires
      • Change in surface drainage and underground circulation of water
      • Depression forming lakes
    • 14. Distribution
    • 15. Distribution
      • About 60 % of all earthquakes are observed in the vast region of the pacific ocean as a ‘Ring of Fire’ .
      • Major and Minor earthquakes are in Chile, California, Alaska, Japan, Philippines and New Zealand.
    • 16. Distribution
      • Some of the earth quakes in India are :
      • Kachchh earthquake (1819)
      • Assam earthquake (1897)
      • Kangra earthquake (1905)
      • Bihar earthquake (1934)
      • Assam earthquake (1950)
      • Latur earthquake(1993)
      • Kashmir earth quake (2005 )
    • 17. Conclusion
    • 18. Conclusion
      • More seismic stations can be established for issuing warning to the people of coming earthquakes. Sometimes our observations , like sudden changes in atmospheric conditions and abnormal behaviour of animals can help us to forecast the arrival of an earth quake.
    • 19. Questions
    • 20. THANK YOU