Why do earthquakes occur in California?

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Earthquakes occur in California because the state of California lies on the San Andreas Fault line. The pacific plate on which California lays is constantly moving against the earths crust along the San Andreas Fault line causing the quakes.
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Earthquakes occur over fault lines which are where the plates touch. Some fault lines are very small with little activity. California happens to be a major fault line. To find more
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The San Andreas fault is in California, this is the north American and Nazca plate boundary.
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California lies on the boundary between the Pacific and North American plates and they are sliding relative to one another, that is the cause of the earthquakes. The boundary is actually
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Earthquakes occur in well-defined belts that correspond to active plate tectonic zones.
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Earthquakes occur in California because California is located on the San Andreas fault which is about 800 miles long and forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. Thousands of earthquakes occur each year along the fault; only a few are ever felt by humans. You can find more information here: http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq3/contents.html
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