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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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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