Could the Virginia earthquake be related at all to hurricane Irene?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
Not directly. Earthquakes are caused by tectonic plates colliding, or sliding against each other. Hurricanes occur, i believe, when a cold front meets a warm front. I am not sure about that or if it is tornadoes that I am thinking of. But both phenomena are occurring because the Earth is becoming less stable. Scientists recognize and accept that the Earth is very unstable.
- ToddLv 79 years ago
No, they are totally unrelated. Earthquakes are geological phenomena, hurricanes are atmospheric events.
- 9 years ago
Earthquakes are caused by the shifting of the continental plates.
I dont see how strong winds could effect ROCK.
But i can understand why you would ask that.
- MacGLv 79 years ago
Yes, they are related. BUT only in that they happened at the same time. Geologically there is no relationship.