Earthquake-prone areas of the Earth

Earthquake-prone areas of the Earth

Predicting earthquakes is difficult, and scientists are not ready to give accurate predictions. However, the maps of seismic regions of the earth already exist.

Earthquakes — earthquakes and vibrations the earth's surface by natural causes (mainly tectonic processes) or artificial processes (explosions, filling reservoirs, underground caves caving mining).

Most large earthquakes occur deep in the earth, at the edges of plates tektoninechskih. Under the influence of a force that presses on the edges, they dramatically change the situation, break through the rock and shift the earth's surface. Accumulated energy is released in the form of underground rumors of various capacities.

Image: © RIA Novosti, Infographics. Eugene Ivanov

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