Earthquake in Haiti: 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti

Earthquake in Haiti: Strong earthquakes were felt in Haiti. The National Seismic Center said on Saturday that the intensity of the earthquake in Haiti was very strong, due to which many buildings were also damaged. According to Indian time, an earthquake occurred in Haiti at 5:59 p.m. The tremors of the earthquake were very strong.

The earthquake in Haiti was measured at 7.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was 118 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The United States Geological Survey said a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday. As a result a tsunami warning was issued in the western part of the disaster-stricken Caribbean nation. At the same time, many buildings were also damaged due to the earthquake.

Why is the earthquake happening?

The Earth is mainly made up of four layers. Inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust and core of the upper mantle are called the lithosphere. This 50 km thick layer is divided into several sections. They are called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates continue to move in their place. When this plaque starts to move too much, it is called an earthquake. These plates can move out of place both horizontally and vertically. After that, she searches for her place by remaining still, during which one plate passes under the other plate.

The intensity of an earthquake is estimated by the energy waves emanating from the epicenter. These waves vibrate for hundreds of kilometers and even fall into cracks in the earth. If the depth of the earthquake is shallow, then the released energy is very close to the surface, causing terrible destruction. But earthquakes that come deep in the earth don’t cause much damage on the surface. High and strong waves occur when there is an earthquake in the sea, also called a tsunami.

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