eftda wrote:Does anyone know why this is happening? Are the plates always moving... I studied Quakes in the 8th grade, but I'm really rusty.
Yes, the plates are always moving, some more than others, and the way they slide past, or over/under each other determines the type/severity of the resulting earthquakes. I read that this one wasn't nearly as bad because the plates were just sliding past each other (much like the San Andreas in California) not up and over like the one in December, so virtually no water was displaced to create the waves.