There have been very few, and all are tremors, I have lived there for years and only once felt a small tremor, It was just enough to wake me up, nothing fell of shelves or anything, So in this conclusion, There would be no earthquakes in darwin Yes, California has earthquakes. California is actually the biggest earthquake risk zone in the United States.
This process, called subduction, takes place because one plate is denser than the other.
At diverging plate boundaries, earthquakes occur as the plates pull away from each other.
Volcanoes also form as magma rises upward from the underlying mantle along the gap between the two plates.
Active volcanoes are rare in Australia because there are no plate boundaries on this continent.
However, there are two active volcanoes located 4,000 kilometres south-west of Perth on the Australian territories, Heard Island and the nearby Mc Donald Islands.