The divergent boundary means move apart.  At this boundary, the plates are moving away from each other.  This is also called a constructive boundary because the new ocean floor is formed.  Ocean floor spreading occurs here. Earthquakes in a normal sense, cannot occur on these faults, but they still cause damage, and form volcanoes, below ground and above ground.

Divergent fault

Divergent “Earthquakes”

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge

West Antarctic Rift

Galapagos Rise

They are not found in the Coachella Valley