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Earthquake: Shaking of the surface of the earth caused by a sudden release of energy in the crust
An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to propel objects and people into the air, and wreak destruction across entire cities. The seismicity, or seismic activity, of an area is the frequency, type, and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The word tremor is also used for non-earthquake seismic rumbling.

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Tremors felt in Gujarat's Rajkot [Video]

Tremors felt in Gujarat's Rajkot

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Rajkot in Gujarat on July 16. According to National Center for Seismology, earthquake was felt at around 07:40 am. Terrified residents..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:08Published

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