|Do earthquakes cause floods?|
|Question Date: 2014-10-01|
Yes, earthquakes can SOMETIMES cause
floods. When an undersea quake occurs, the
land there can change its height. This change in
height of the sea floor can send water onto the
land above sea level and cause a flood.
Not directly. However, earthquakes can break dams
and move riverbeds and ultimately result in
flooding. But no, they don't directly cause
Earthquakes cannot cause floods by themselves, but
there are a couple of ways that earthquakes can
cause floods indirectly. An earthquake that occurs
under the ocean will trigger a tsunami, and an
earthquake that ruptures a dam on a lake will
result in the dammed lake flooding whatever is
downstream of the dam.
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