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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Either near the San Fransisco Bay area or the Los Angelos area.
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Tsunamis take place over large bodies of water. They are formed when the earth beneath the water shifts and the water is thrust upwards and outwards. You can find more information
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Check out the link below. It shows where all of the recent earthquakes have occurred and on the left there are links where you can get historical information of where they have occurred
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As a lifetime resident of California and current resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, I personally don't feel that it is a major concern. As Californian's, we are taught to recognize
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1 Additional Answer
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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