earthquake and Tremor

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What is the difference between earthquake and tremor?

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Tutor K
School: UC Berkeley

• Tremor is the shaking or trembling of the surface of the earth before an earthquake strikes, though it is common to talk about a tremor and an earthquake in synonymous terms.

• At some places, tremors are classified as earthquakes of smaller magnitude.

• Tremors take place before an earthquake and forewarn about an impending earthquake that may cause much damage.

• Earthquakes can trigger landslides in mountainous regions and even tsunamis when the epicenter of an earthquake is below the seabed.

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