how come asia gets so many earthquakes?

Japan gets a lot of earthquakes why is that? is there a earthquake tracker website?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Japan is a part of what is called the "Ring of Fire" which circles the Pacific Ocean. This feature is caused by the fact that the continents are sliding over the Pacific tectonic plate, which then melts as it descends into the mantle, causing volcanoes and earthquakes. The West Coast of the American continents also exhibit this same kind of behavior.

  • jim m
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The plates are subducting faster there than anywhere else on the planet.

  • 1 decade ago

    bc japan is right on a fault line

  • 1 decade ago

    go to this web site:

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  • thanks to the pacific ring of fire: so much underground activity

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