As you can see below - earthquakes occur mainly at the plate boundaries - note the movement of the plates. The convergent plates (plates moving towards each other) resulting in earthquakes as well as the presence of volcano - e.g. Pacific Ring of Fire.

The latest toll as at 23 March 2011 from the Japan earthquake

The movement of the plates resulting in earthquakes in Indonesia (picture above) and Philippines (picture below).

 Plates sliding past each other - San Andreas Fault.

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