Earthquakes release a lot of energy, and some places on Earth have quakes happening very often. I have seen sources quoting the Earth having quakes from 20 to 1,400 times a day, depending on the Richter scale threshold you use to call a tremor an Earthquake. Most activity seems to be concentrated on the Ring of Fire.
Could microbial life evolve to feed on such energy release? If so, what physiological or biomechanical adaptations would be needed?
Just like radiotrophic fungi don't need radiation to thrive, but are able to extract energy from it, I am thinking of microbes that can just optionally feed on quakes when those happen.