On the other hand Britain only has few minor earthquakes because the country is not in the edge of the plate boundary or near any.
An earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter Scale struck off Japan's north-east coast, about 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at a depth of 20 miles. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake happened at 2:46pm (local time) on Friday March 11, 2011. The earthquake occurred 250 miles off the North East Coast of Japan's main island Honshu. Japan is located on the eastern edge of the Eurasian Plate. The Pacific Plate, which is an oceanic plate, moves under the Eurasian Plate, which is a continental plate, to the