The Western part of the United States normally deals with this phenomenon of the Earth’s crust gaining energy and creating waves, making sudden and sometimes horrifying movements. Quakes can happen from both activity on the Earth and from man. Volcanoes bursting, nuclear tests, and mines blowing up on the battlefield can all shift plates that create earthquakes. Weather can’t create earthquakes, but quakes can create some natural disasters such as tsunamis and the building of hurricanes. Here are some other unique facts that you probably didn’t know about earthquakes.

Chile Had Biggest Earthquake

Back in 1960, Chile suffered an earthquake that registered a 9.5 on the Richter scale, meaning there was total destruction in Valdivia. There was over $500 million in damages and over 1,500 people died.

Weather Doesn’t Create Earthquakes

Do droughts or storms create more earthquakes? Experts say weather can’t do anything to cause plate shifts happening deep inside the Earth.

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