Where Do Earthquakes Take Place?

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Earthquakes mostly occur along the edges of plates that are characteristic crust. When two plates run into each other or slide past each other then earthquakes happens. They also occur along faults. Faults are cracks in the earth caused by plates moving in different directions. As the faults continue to form, they can cause earthquakes.
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Japan's location renders it particularly susceptible to earthquakes. Various faults dot the area and four major tectonic plates have boundaries in the region. One of the most damaging
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Earthquakes can occur where plates collide and where plates slide past each other eg, at he San Andreas Fault. It is a major site for earthquake activity. The Pacific Ring of Fire
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Seismic waves won't do much to the computer or its hard drives, so focus on items in the local environment: Make sure that the computer won't fall over, and won't have things fall
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The safest place would be an empty field with no trees or anything
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Earthquakes can take place anywhere on the earth. However, there are places where earthquakes occur much more frequently than others. The most active earthquake zone on earth is called the Pacific rim. Countries around this rim include: the west coast of the U. S. and Canada, Alaska, east Asia including Japan, Korea, Vietnam. The Philippines also lies in the Pacific Rim. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110060/reports/earthquakes2.htm
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