Where do earthquakes tend to occur?
Earthquakes tend to occur at or near the boundaries of tectonic plates.
Earthquakes occur at all three types of plate boundaries, however the largest earthquakes tend to occur at convergent and transform boundaries. The earthquakes at divergent (also known as constructive) boundaries tend to be smaller.
Where the tectonic plates occur.
Earthquakes can occur at any type of plate boundary, but the most powerful earthquakes tend to occur at convergent boundaries and at transform boundaries.
Britain is effected by earthquakes. However because Britain is not near a tectonic plate boundary, the earthquakes that occur tend to be low in magnitude.
Volcanoes tend to form at convergent tectonic plate boundaries where subduction is occurring (such as the western coast of South America) and at divergent plate boundaries where two tectonic plates are moving apart (e.g. the Mid-Atlantic-Ridge and Iceland). Earthquakes also occur at convergent boundaries and in fact these tend to cause the strongest earthquakes. Earthquakes also occur at transform boundaries (such as the San Andreas fault) however these do not tend to cause the formation… Read More
usually almost all earthquakes have happened at morning but some occurred at night so yes
Depends on the areas. Although most earthquakes occur near plate boundaries. Earthquakes occur when tension is released from inside the crust. Plates do not always move smoothly alongside each other and sometimes get stuck. When this happens pressure builds up. When this pressure is eventually released, an earthquake tends to occur.
Earthquakes occur everywhere. In many places they are too small to detect or feel, but the tectonic plates are always moving and there are small earthquakes all of the time occurring all over the world. More earthquakes and larger earthquakes tend to occur on larger fault lines. Check out the links to see where they mainly occur. Shows that they mostly occur on major fault lines along the edges of the tectonic plates. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/… Read More
Yes. Earthquakes tend to occur repeatedly in the same areas, usually near the boundaries between tectonic plates.
Earthquakes tend to happen at or near plate boundaries. Britain is a long way from a plate boundary so does not tend to experience many earthquakes, and the vast majority of earthquakes that do occur are only recorded by seismometers and are too small for humans to feel. However there are some exceptions to this. For a list of earthquakes in the UK and their consequences, please see the related link.
The lithosphere is where earthquakes occur.
Aftershocks are simply smaller earthquakes that occur in the same area as a recent large earthquake. They tend not to do as much damage as the main earthquake, but can further weaken buildings that were damaged by the mainshock.
Active volcanoes tend to occur at plate boundaries or in rare cases where there are hot spots in the mantle (such as the one responsible for the volcanism creating the Hawaiian island chain). The UK is not located near a plate boundary or a mantle hotspot! As for large earthquakes, these also tend to occur at plate boundaries and as we have stated above, the UK isn't located near one...
Earthquakes occur mostly is in Claifornia.
earthquakes occur on subduction plates
why do earthquakes occur at subduction zonez
Earthquakes do not have a season in which they occur more frequently like hurricanes do. Earthquakes do however occur more often when their is a full moon.
they tend to occur between two plate tectonics.As well, by studying the magnitude of their shockwaves from different distances and locations, the direction of the force waves can be traced back to where the meet at the origin of the earthquake.
No. Earthquakes can occur well away from plate boundaries . Such earthquakes are called intraplate earthquakes.
Earthquakes and volcanoes both occur in land and ocean. =)
Why is it easier to predict where an earthquake will occur than it is to predict when it will occur?
Because earthquakes tend to occur where there are stresses in the crust which lead to the storage of energy in the form of elastic strain. This tends to occur at plate boundaries and this deformation can be monitored by scientists. This lets them know that an earthquake is likely to occur in a particular area, but it does not enable them to say when it will occur.
Earthquakes occur at all plate boundaries.
Earthquakes can occur anywhere in the world, hence meaning that they can, and do, occur in any and every biome.
Earthquakes do not occur in the asthenosphere because it is molten and lacks a solid layer for friction to occur. There is no accumulated force on the asthenosphere to generate earthquakes.
Most earthquakes occur at the boundaries where the plates meet. Less than 10 percent of all earthquakes occur within plate interiors.
Earthquakes occur when stress builds up within the Earth's lithosphere exceeding the strength of the rock mass along a (normally pre-existing plane of weakness known as a) fault which most commonly occurs at the boundaries of tectonic plates. The largest earthquakes tend to occur at convergent and transform boundaries where two plates are either colliding, or sliding past each other respectively.
Most earthquakes do occur on fault lines.
Earthquakes occur due to the movement of the tectonic plates on the earth's crust
Yes that is generally where most earthquakes occur
earthquakes usually occur at tectonic plate boundaries
There are several types of scientists in the world. A seismologist studies earthquakes, how they occur, where they occur, and why they occur.
Earthquakes actually occur all over the world. They occur in places along plate edges and along faults. California is known to have some of the most frequent earthquakes.
Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur in or near plate boundaries.
Earthquakes most occur in something called a fault zone
Most earthquakes occur where the edges of Earth's plates are.
The most earthquakes occur in Alaska, followed by California.
More Earthquakes occur on land.
earthquakes are most likely to occur on the rim of tectonic plates
Yes, there is a recognizable pattern to where Earthquakes seem to occur.
They can happen ANYWHERE and ANY TIME However they tend to be concentrated at the boundaries of tectonic plates as this is where the greatest pressure / stress develops within the earth's lithosphere.
The frequency of earthquakes depends on the location. in Japan, earthquakes occur 3 times a month, and in the Sahara in Africa they occur once in five years..
No. "Mega earthquakes" sometimes known as megathrust earthquakes tend to occur at or near convergent plate boundaries. The UK is not located near to a convergent (or any other type of plate boundary) so will not experience an earthquake of this type.
Earthquakes could occur anywhere--on land or in sea. If they occur in the ocean, then they could trigger a tsunami warning.
Please more specific, as earthquakes occur worldwide.
Most earthquakes occur at or near the boundaries between tectonic plates.
Earthquakes under the ocean occur the same way earthquakes occur above land. Earthquakes occur when tetonic plates slip, causing the crack in Earth's surface..
Most earthquakes occur in Russia, due to the size of Russia alone. However, this does not mean that all earthquakes are felt, as most earthquakes are too small to feel.
About 700 earthquakes (including aftershocks) are located in the Utah region each year. Approximately 2% of the earthquakes are felt. An average of about 13 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger occur in the region every year. Earthquakes can occur anywhere in the state of Utah.
Earthquakes commonly occur near tectonic plates when they rub together. A common place for earthquakes in the Unites States is California.