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5 Countries Most Prone to Earthquakes

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Earthquake has caused immense damage to life and property. It has not only left thousands of people homeless, but has also ruined the lives of millions across the globe.


Here are the most earthquake prone countries in the world

1.      Japan

The country has a long history of witnessing disastrous earthquakes since it is situated on the Pacific “Ring of fire”. Due to the subduction of the Philippine Sea plate beneath the Okinawa plate and Amurian plate, Japan has observed a series of several high-intensity earthquakes.

2.      Nepal

If estimates are to be believed, a citizen in Nepal is more likely to be killed by an earthquake as compared to any civilian in the world.

3.      India

India has also experienced a series of some deadly earthquakes due to the movement of the Indian tectonic plate at the rate of 47 mm every year. Due to the movement of tectonic plates, India is prone to Earthquakes.

4.      Ecuador

Ecuador has several active volcanoes making the country an extremely dangerous for high- magnitude quakes and tremors. The country lies within the seismic zone between the South American plate and the Nazca plate.

5.      Philippines

Philippines lies on the edge of the Pacific plate, which is traditionally a seismic hot zone that encircles the state. In Philippines, earthquakes with high magnitude have led to deadly volcanic eruptions in the past.

 

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