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A geological event caused by shifting tectonic plates, triggered by a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph. The moment magnitude (or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude) of an earthquake is conventionally reported. Magnitudes of 3 or lower are mostly imperceptible; magnitudes of 7 or more cause serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale
Cause of death Direct trauma due to collapse of buildings, dehydration, shock, crush injury
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The spokesman added: "EWOS has finished goods stocked in Puerto Montt that was not affected by the earth quake and this warehouse may serve EWOS' customers for one week.
Haji Zarin said that financial assistance sent by international community for 2005 earth quake affected people, 2010 flash floods and 2015 earth quake had been misused and the concerned authorities should probe into it.
It responds to human atrocities by so called natural disasters like the recent earth quake on either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir claiming thousands of innocent lives.
Tenders are invited for Standard Fire And Special Perils Policy With Earth Quake And Terrorism Risk For Godown
DIR -- A huge protest demonstration of earth quake victims joined by Pakistan People Party, Pakistan Tehreek Insaf, Jumait Ulmai Islam (F) Quami Watan Party, Awami National Party, Pakistan Muslim League (N) hold at Upper Dir Usheraye Dara here on Tuesday.
Most importantly, different walls of NA have developed cracks due to recent earth quake but no heed is paid to its maintenance.
KARACHI -- Chief Secretary of Sindh, Mohammad Siddiq Memon, in wake of possible chances of earth quake, has declared high alert across the province.
Summary: Students and residents in California have faced the 'Big One' - taking part in earth quake drills across the state.
What inspired this man to write a hymn: his conversion; his marriage; an earth quake panic; the defeat of Prince Charles Edward at Culloden; the Gordon riots; the festivals of the Christian church; the doctrines of the Christian faith; striking scene in biblical history; the death of a friend.
is how much stress is necessary before an earth quake will happen.
The department of local government and human settlements have noted with great concern with the latest earth quake which has happened in the early hours of monday.
Dozen of families victims of earth quake have hold a press conference and demanded the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), KP government and Prime Minister to take immediate steps for their rehabilitation.