Earthquake Information:

2. Is there a correlation between a fault and an earthquake?

Surface ruptures are often seen after the occurrence of a huge   earthquake.  Whether it is the fault that initiates the earthquake or   the earthquake that creates the fault is still an open question.    However, faults are often found in the places where a huge earthquake   releases energy.

1. What are the causes of earthquakes?  3. What are "faults"?