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5) Examine why earthquakes occur? Explain the various kind of waves produced in an Earthquake? (250 words)

Topic Part of static series under the heading – “Earthquakes”

5) Examine why earthquakes occur? Explain the various kind of waves produced in an Earthquake? (250 words)

NCERT Class XI Physical geography – Pg 22

Key demand of the question

The question is self explanatory in its demand and needs to be answered accordingly.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what earthquakes are.

Body – Discuss the various theories wrt formation of earthquake and thereafter explain the type of waves produced in earthquakes which are P, S, L, R.