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Discuss the factors that cause earthquakes. Why are Earthquakes more common in certain parts of the world than others?

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.

1. Discuss the factors that cause earthquakes. Why are Earthquakes more common in certain parts of the world than others? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about causes of earthquakes and to account for its distribution.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining an Earthquake.

Body:

In first part, write about the various natural as well as anthropogenic causes that cause earthquakes.

Next, give a brief about how some regions are more prone to earthquakes than the others. Account for reasons for the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about the importance of preparedness to deal with earthquakes.