An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the Earth caused by the release of energy stored in rocks. This energy can be built up and stored for many years and then released in seconds or minutes. Many earthquakes are so small that they can not be felt by humans. Some, on the other hand, have caused great destruction and have killed hundreds of thousands of people. The pink lines and dots on the map of the world above indicate the regions of earthquake activity.
For me yes, when plates collide or undergo subduction (that is – ride one over another), the plates tend to buckle and fold, forming mountains. Most of the major continental mountain ranges are associated with thrusting and folding or orogenesis.
The world's tallest mountain ranges form when pieces of Earth's crust—called plates—smash against each other in a process called plate tectonics, and buckle up like the hood of a car in a head-on collision.
Mountains are “built up” through pressures on the Earth's crust when plates collide. Where do mountain ranges occur in relationship to tectonic plates? Most form at the plate boundary edges because of collisions.
Volcanoes are not distributed. They usually form at the edge of plates through subduction and collision. They can be use as the basis in dividing plates
because when the earthquake occurred the volcanoes and mountain have changes. thats why this is use as a basis in dividing the plates.