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Earthquakes also occur within plates, although plate-boundary earthquakes are much more common. Less than 10 percent of all earthquakes occur within plate interiors. As plates continue to move and plate boundaries change over geologic time, weakened boundary regions become part of the interiors of the plates. These zones of weakness within the continents can cause earthquakes in response to stresses that originate at the edges of the plate or in the deeper crust.

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August 23, 2011
M 5.8, USA – Moderately heavy damage (VIII) occurred in a rural region of Louisa County southwest of Mineral. Widespread light to moderate damage occurred from… Read More

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