How earthquakes affect peoples lives?
Of all the destructive phenomena of nature, the earthquake is most devastating. In just a moment of time entire cities have been leveled, courses of rivers have been changed and lives of thousands of people have been snuffed out.
An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock, as far as 400 miles down, under tremendous pressure. The earth's surface is very mobile even though it appears solid and stable.