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Human beings can detect sounds in the frequency range 20-20,000 Hertz. If a P-wave refracts out of the rock surface into the air, and has a frequency in the audible range, it will be heard as a rumble. Most earthquake waves have a frequency of less than 20 Hz, so the waves themselves are usually not heard. Most of the rumbling noise heard during an earthquake are from buildings (and their contents) moving.

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July 30, 1995
M 8.0, Chile – Three people were killed, 58 injured, 630 left homeless and 115 houses destroyed (VII) in the Antofagasta area. Landslides blocked several… Read More

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