What is earthquake


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What is earthquake
An earthquake is when the ground shakes and moves because of energy released from under the earth’s surface. It can happen suddenly and cause buildings, roads, and other things to break or collapse. For example, imagine you are playing with blocks and suddenly someone bumps the table. The blocks might fall down or move around, just like how buildings and objects can be affected during an earthquake. Did you know that there are about 500,000 earthquakes around the world each year? Most of them are too small for people to feel, but some can be very powerful and cause a lot of damage. One verifiable fact is that the largest earthquake ever recorded was in Chile in 1960, with a magnitude of 9.5 on the Richter scale. It caused tsunamis and destroyed many buildings, showing how powerful earthquakes can be.