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Tectonic plates of the earth Why do they happen?
Although the ground we walk on seems solid, the earth is actually made up of huge pieces of flat rock called tectonic plates.

These move very slowly, and where they meet is called a fault.

When the plates rub together, the movement forces waves of energy to come to the earth's surface.

This causes tremors and shakes - and this is what causes earthquakes.


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