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Heavy rainfalls cannot be the sole cause of an earthquake although recent studies say that it can be one of the triggers.
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Heavy rainfall cannot be responsible for earthquake because earthquake is caused my the shaking of the earth crust. Earth crust can be shaken by man activities like mining which would subsequently lead to earthquake.
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Heavy rainfall can be very destructive but is normally the cause of landslides and serious flooding, not usually earthquakes.
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The heavy rain falls can lead to flooding and landslide instead of earthquake. The earthquake is cause by too much reaction under the mantel in the ocean.

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Earth quake occur as a result of shakes with the earth crust which is usually accompany by the release of large amount of energy.Heavy rain fall could cause earth quake but this is depend on the nature of the area in focus,  cos it isn't an effect that occurred suddenly. It occurred as a result of accumulated faults over a long period of time.
Generally there are three types of faults that occurred below  the earth crust which are normal,  reverse and strip like fault. The normal occurs majorly in a areas where there is extended boundary while the reverse occur in a area where the crust is shortened while the strip like fault occurs between two faults the slip on each other horizontally.
Huge rain fall will cause immediate earth quake on areas that are weak as a result faults, these effect is mostly felt in areas where there lots of continuous mining and other extractive activities that causes uneven expansion and contractions in the layers of the earth crust

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