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Why do some earthquakes cause more damage?

Key questions for our topic:

  • What causes an earthquake and how are they measured?
  • Why do earthquakes occur in some places but not others?
  • How are different places affected by earthquakes?
  • Why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others?
  • Why don’t the largest earthquakes always cause the most death and destruction?
  • Why do most volcanoes happen in the same places as earthquakes?
  • How do earthquakes impact on the lives of people?
  • What are the layers of the earth?
  • What is a volcano and what causes a volcano to erupt?
  • What are the 7 continents of the world and what shapes are they?