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Over 20,000 earthquakes hit New Zealand every year; know why country is prone to jolts?
17/03/2023 08:50 PM | Click to read full article
More than 20,000 earthquakes are recorded in New Zealand annually. Many specialists have provided an explanation for why this natural calamity is so often in the "land of earthquakes". The tectonic plates of the Pacific and Australia meet at Aotearoa New Zealand. These plates are striking one another with such force that one is slowly grinding over, beneath, or next to the other. A fault explodes as the pressure causes the fragile crust to give way, setting off an earthquake.