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Why do most earthquakes occur along tectonic plate boundaries?

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January 31, 2014 2:59PM

Earthquakes occur when rock shifts in position on either side of a fault. Tectonic plate boundaries are massive faults that extend down to the asthenosphere.
Most earthquakes take place along tectonic plate boundaries because that is where most of the shift occurs.