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What is the main cause of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions? (1 point) the melting of oceanic crust the continental crust cracking in a given location collisions between tectonic plates friction between the the mantle and the asthenosphere

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    I think is "C" Earthquakes are caused due to the deformation of the Earth's crust which occurs die to the movement of the lithospheric tectonic plates. Where these plates collide with each other or slide past each other (at convergent and transform boundaries), stress builds up within the crust. When this stress exceeds the strength of the crust or the fault zone, a rupture occurs where the fault zone suddenly moves, releasing all the stored energy as seismic waves, causing an earthquake.

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