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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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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