Where Do Earthquakes Mostly Occur?

Answer

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.
Q&A Related to "Where Do Earthquakes Mostly Occur"
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
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_was_the_most_earth...
Near the "Ring of Fire" Alternatively, you could simply answer "near faults"
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201010...
Earthquakes tend to occur on either side of the Pacific Ocean, including the Western coast of North and South America, as well as East Asian islands like Japan. This is because the
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200901...
Haiti, Japan, China, and North Korea.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_are_the_most_recen...
2 Additional Answers
Ask.com Answer for: where do earthquakes mostly occur
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.
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com