Earthquakes, for those who are unaccustomed to their gravity and occasional destruction, can be pretty terrifying experiences to undergo. They are also one of the single most intriguing natural events on the entire planet, so it makes sense there are entire organizations and scientists willing to sit through years of schooling to study these catastrophes when, and before, they strike. Today, we have a lot of scientific equipment to monitor an earthquake. Hundreds of years ago, some believe a giant fish caused them. Here are ten ground-shaking earthquake facts to make you tremble.
Long before we had the scientific equipment used today, researchers would often make use of spring pendulums to measure an earthquake’s intensity.
San Andreas Fault
All thanks to the San Andreas Fault, Los Angeles and San Francisco are said to dramatically shift over the next century. Some believe they will break off entirely into the ocean.