Where Do Earthquakes Mostly Occur?


Most earthquakes happen in places with fault lines. A fault line is basically a place where there are cracks in the plates of the earth. Earthquakes in reality last only a few seconds and they are most common in Asia.
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Earthquakes may be caused by moving plates at plate boundaries, such as the Circum-Pacific belt, or the Pacific Ring of Fire, which accounts for about 80%-90% of earthquakes on Earth
Most earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, occur on or near edges of
Most earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates. The earth's crust (the outer layer of the planet) is made up of several pieces, called plates. The plates
Haiti, Japan, China, and North Korea.
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The USGS estimates that several million earthquakes occur all over the world each year, mostly near fault lines. Many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes.
Earthquakes occur mostly in places where crest of Earth is thin or tectonic plates are moving rapidly. It also occurs near water resources.
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