Monday, March 10, 2014

Earthquakes Today website

You may have heard about the magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Eureka, CA. But did you know that, in the past 24 hours (as of this writing) there were 5.0+ magnitude quakes in Burma, Columbia, Indonesia, and Mexico?

Check out Earthquakes Today.

There are around 500,000 earthquakes each year. 100,000 of these can actually be felt. The largest earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 (Mw) in Chile on May 22, 1960. The world's deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1556 in central China. It struck a region where most people lived in caves carved from soft rock. These dwellings collapsed during the earthquake, killing an estimated 830,000 people.

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