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Earthquakes: Events, Predictions and Preparation

What we feel as earthquakes are created by sudden shifts in the alignment of Earth's crust. Most often, this occurs at the margins of tectonic plates - the plates of Earth’s crust that Earth’s surface is fractured into. These blocks of rock naturally move on the semi-molten mantle below. Along the edges, pressure builds as unyielding rocks pushes against unyielding rock until suddenly, there is slippage and the plates move creating a series of earthquakes and aftershocks.

Earthquake Prediction

How accurately can earthquakes be predicted?

Earthquakes in Canada

Earthquakes in Canada? – really? Yes! While the BC coast is understandable due to the plate margins found there, southeastern Canada is a bit of a hotspot, too.