All faults will cause Earthquakes

Possible Answers:

  1. True
  2. False

The Correct Answer:

False: All faults do not cause earthquakes


An earthquake can be defined as shaking the Earth’s surface, which may result in the sudden release of energy that creates seismic waves. A short range of intensity and a weak earthquake does not cause any harm, but a very high-intensity earthquake can result in property loss and people’s death. 

The earthquake experienced in a particular area generally depends on the activity of seismic waves, which vary highly varies on size, type, and frequency.

The vibration in the Earth’s surface can have different impacts on the environment, which may result in additional damage. For example, landslides, tsunamis, Seiche,  Liquefaction, and faults.  

The communities living in an area with a high possibility of landslides or tsunamis should be extra careful.   The faults may be responsible for causing earthquakes, but this is not necessary that every fault will result in an earthquake.

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