Give reasons for the following: Earthquakes are closely associated with volcanic belts

Asked by sanu123736 | 7th Jun, 2015, 03:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Earthquakes occur when two tectonic plates collide against each other. The weaker plate tends to shift under the crust and melts into magma resulting into volcanic activity. Thus, there is a high correlation between earthquake activity (which includes the geographical belts of earthquakes) and volcanic activity.

Answered by Shubhali Kulshrestha | 8th Jun, 2015, 02:23: PM

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