Consider the following statements:
1. While Chile in South America is most prone to Earthquakes, little or no earthquakes occur in Brazil
2. Brazil is located on the edge of the tectonic plate while Chile is located on the middle of the same
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1 is correct

Brazil is almost safe from quakes, it is a fact., if you compare them with those registered in another country of South America, Chile. The reason is simple. Earthquakes normally occur in the borders of the tectonic plates. Chile is more exposed because it is on the edge of the South American plate while Brazil is on the middle of the same plate, a much stable place.

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