how come asia gets so many earthquakes?
Japan gets a lot of earthquakes why is that? is there a earthquake tracker website?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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 mLv 51 decade ago
The plates are subducting faster there than anywhere else on the planet.
- massmamaLv 41 decade ago
bc japan is right on a fault line
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- 1 decade ago
thanks to the pacific ring of fire: so much underground activity