Explain why earthquakes are so common in Mexico

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its common because the pacific coast of southern Mexican lies along the subduction zone of the cocos Plate where it meets the North American Plate.


Earthquakes are common in Mexico because of most of the land mass being on the North American plate and the Ocean floor being on the Coscos plate and so when the more dense ocean floor plate goes up and hits the North American plate it goes up under the more finer granite part of the North American plate and if you were to push something heavy across the table you'll notice it kinda creates a shaking this is what's happening under the plates.

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