As the lead in the
United States Geological Survey (USGS) I have some interesting facts about
earthquakes and where, why, and how they occur. In the western United States ,
eastern Asia, Japan , and western South America is where the most recent
earthquakes occur. Yes, the earthquakes are most likely to occur in certain
locations depending on the past earthquakes that appeared on certain places.
There is a way to
determine what parts of the world are more prone to the more earthquakes.
Because of recent earthquakes occurring in certain locations, the more there
are in a certain location you can tell that they may be more occurring in a
There is a great
relationship between volcanoes and earthquakes. Both earthquakes and volcanoes
have to do with the sea floor spreading, the rubbing or sliding of plates
(which are large sections of rock that make up the earth). They both usually
arise in together and cause mass destruction.
spreading, sliding, or shifting of plates causes earthquakes. They result from
faults (or breaks) in the earth’s crust. The different direction of the faults
also causes earthquakes.