Explain how the interaction between the Eurasian plate and the Pacific plate led to the earthquake. For how long does this type of interaction occur before a major earthquake happens?. Geography

Pacific plate rams into the Eurasian plate at about 3 inches per year. The Eurasian plate

compresses from added stress and finally buckles like an elastic band. This is the cause for an

Earthquake. This type of interaction occurs for 100s of years while pressure builds up. The

Pacific plate is then thrust upwards causing a tsunami.

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