Why are some places more prone to earthquake activity?

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Why are some places more prone to earthquake activity?

Earthquake Activity:

Earthquakes are tremors or shaking of the surface of the Earth as a result of a sudden release in energy in the lithosphere. The energy released creates seismic waves that spread through the surface. The seismic waves have the potential to destroy whole cities depending on the magnitude of the earthquake.

Answer and Explanation:

Some places are more prone to earthquake activity due to their proximity to the edges of plates (also called faults). These faults are cracks of the...

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The Causes of Earthquakes

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