Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 9 years ago

Could the Virginia earthquake be related at all to hurricane Irene?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite 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.

  • Todd
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    No, they are totally unrelated. Earthquakes are geological phenomena, hurricanes are atmospheric events.

  • 9 years ago

    Probably not.

    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.

  • MacG
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Yes, they are related. BUT only in that they happened at the same time. Geologically there is no relationship.

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