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    How Do Earthquakes Happen?

    Understanding Tectonic Plates and Faults Tectonic plates are enormous pieces of the Earth’s crust that are constantly moving. They cover the planet’s surface like a jigsaw puzzle, and the movement of these plates is what causes earthquakes. The Earth’s outermost layer, the lithosphere, is made up of these plates, and they float on top of the softer, more fluid asthenosphere.…

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