Dear Mr. President,


                I have just received your message.  I am writing to you from an island because just a few minutes ago I was on vacation.  I will be pleased to help you. The most recent earthquakes are occurring are in California and Japan, and  yes, earthquakes are more likely to occur in certain places. You can determine what parts of the world are prone to earthquakes. The parts where two plates meet are likely to have earthquakes. There is a relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes. They usually occur in the same places. The plates are shifting and causing earthquakes.


Richard S.