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Most Earthquake-Prone Country


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Philippines


According to Statista, the Philippines is the eighth most earthquake-prone country in the world. Between 1990 and 2022, the Philippines experienced 52 recorded earthquakes.

 

The Philippines is frequently affected by seismic activity due to its position along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which also causes volcanic activity. Earthquakes are common due to the meeting of two tectonic plates in the region.

 

 

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India

 

India is the seventh most earthquake-prone country in the world. India was struck by 57 earthquakes between 1990 and 2022.

India’s high earthquake frequency is due to its location near the plate boundary zone between the India and Eurasia plates.

 

The India plate moves northward at approximately 4 cm/year and collides with the southern margin of the Eurasia plate, making it the largest collision zone on Earth.

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Turkey

 

Turkey, which was recently battered by an earthquake on February 7, is the sixth most earthquake-prone country. Between 1990 and 2022, Turkey experienced 58 recorded earthquakes.

 

Most of Turkey is situated on the Anatolian Plate. The country is earthquake-prone because this place borders two major fault lines, the North Anatolian Fault and the East Anatolian fault.
 

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