There are parts of the world considered geographically stable zones and parts of the world prone to earthquakes.
If you’ve read about volcanoes, it won’t surprise you that one of the major earthquake areas is along the rim of the Pacific Ocean, the same locale as the volcanic ring of fire.
An earthquake belt also extends from the mountains around the Mediterranean Sea east through Iran and the Himalaya Mountains into China. East Africa has one of the longest inland earthquake zones, extending 3,600 miles (5,760 kilometers), called the East African Rift.
Northern Afghanistan and Tadzhikistan suffer numerous intermediate quakes. Another area of earthquakes sweeps from the Mideast through the Caucasus Mountains into northern Turkey.