Volcanoes and earthquakes typically happen where tectonic plates meet.
Volcanoes and earthquakes typically occur where plates meet. The map below shows the main plates.
Look at the relationship between the map above showing where plates meet and the map below showing the most recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
An exception to this is hot spot volcanoes.
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