People often wonder whether an earthquake can drastically change the topography of a region. A few tremors and some buildings that collapse does not mean that the shape of the earth has changed, does it? However, earthquakes can and do change the topography of the region.
As a result of upheavals below its surface, the earth shakes now and then. This shaking of the earth is known as an earthquake.
Few natural events are as violently destructive as an earthquake. It usually strikes without warning, giving off violent vibrations in the process.
February 5: The earthquake that struck Gujarat, one of India’s most prosperous states, will go down as among the worst since India gained independence. Both in terms of the numbers of people killed (about 50,000 are feared dead) and the scale of destruction wrought, it has few contemporary parallels.
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