Earthquake and Volcano Distribution
Above is a picture which tells the positions of volcanoes and earthquakes on the earth. Almost all the records show that volcanoes are formed on fault lines and earthquakes happen on fault lines. This happens because the place where plates meet are treacherous places to live. Earthquakes are present and volcanic eruptions are a threat to the people. One country that deals with this every year is Japan. Japan lies on a fault line and as shown by the map above, it suffers from a lot of earthquakes and volcanoes. See more on Japan: An Island of Earthquakes and Volcanoes by clicking the headings above.