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What causes earthquakes?

Duration: 01:30

Professor Iain Stewart explains how the Earth's tectonic plates cause earthquakes. He explains that we measure the magnitude of quakes using a scale that is sometimes called the Richter Scale.

Available since: Thu 28 Apr 2011

Credits

Presenter
Ian Stewart
Producer
Elaine Donnelly Pieper
Producer
Michael Burke
Presenter
Ian Stewart

This clip is from

10 Things You Didn't Know About... Earthquakes

2/4 The stories and science behind some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes.

First broadcast: 20 Jan 2008

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