QAGeography › Earthquakes are especially associated with _____ boundaries.

Earthquakes are especially associated with _____ boundaries.

A. divergent

B. convergent

C. transform

D. fault


Answer: C. transform

Tectonic earthquakes are caused by faults, where the hanging wall collapses. It is usually caused when the earth’s crust breaks apart, and two plates in motion slide against each other. The kind of earthquakes formed are usually low-focused, but they occur frequently enough.

Divergent boundaries involve plates separating, convergent boundaries involve plates moving in the same direction until they collide.

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