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Dec 11, 2017

Because of the tectonic plates within that layer.


At divergent plate boundaries, two plates are pushing together, building up pressure. Suddenly this pressure is released causing a violent shudder, or as we know it, an earthquake.
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This relates to the lithosphere because this is the are where these tectonic plates are.
Tectonic plates are like sub-layers of the earth made out of rock.

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