An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor, temblor or seismic activity) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are measured … see full wiki
When the earth moves, lives are shattered. I've noticed an increase in earthquakes in recent years. Our planet is certainly getting angrier and angrier. Hopefully wherever and whenever it happens, loss of lives are minimized! Nothing can prevent it, the only way to cope is to be prepared for it. Unfortunately, most countries are not.