How Do Earthquakes Cause Damage ?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 8:04:11 AM ET
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Earthquakes cause direct damage when the seismic disturbance weakens and collapses buildings and other infrastructures not built to withstand the tremors. This often causes great loss of life. Other damage caused by earthquakes results from landslides, mudslides, avalanches, fires, soil liquefaction and tsunamis.