• Question: What cause earthquakes?

    Asked by abab246 to Alex, Rita, Rose, Steven, Susan on 26 Jan 2017.
    • Photo: Rose Kigathi

      Rose Kigathi answered on 26 Jan 2017:

      Movement of plates (Huge rock masses) below the ground we stand on. This due to build up of pressure in the earth’s crust.

      The earth is thought to be made of 7 large plates that move slowly over the mantel of the earth. Pressure building between this plates is what is thought to cause earthquakes.