32 Very Interesting Earthquakes Facts and Useful Information

32 Very Interesting Earthquakes Facts and Useful Information

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2. 15,000 earthquakes trigger every year in Japan and most of them are never felt.

3. The world’s largest earthquake with a magnitude of 9.5 occurred in Chile, in 1960. It caused the ocean waves to reach 10,000 km (6,000 miles) away.

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5. Moonquakes are called as earthquakes on moon and Moonquakes are weaker and normal when compared to earthquakes.

6. The most earthquake prone zone in the U.S. is Alaska.

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8. In 2011, the Japan’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake shifted the earth’s axis by 6.5 inches and it also moved closer to the United States.

9. 500,000 earthquakes are detectable around the globe every year and 100,000 of them can be felt, but 100 of them cause severe damage.

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11. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake caused more damage because of the fire.

12. In Antarctica the earthquakes are called as Ice quakes because most of the interior of Antarctica is covered with ice rather than land.

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14. Due to the 2004 Indonesian earthquake the Earth’s Bulge is trimmed.

15. The 1868 Hawaii’s earthquake is the largest earthquake ever recorded and it’s after effects are still being observed.

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17. Japan experiences over 1500 earthquakes per year.

18. On January 23, 1556, China has faced the deadliest earthquake ever, which took the toll of 830,000 people.

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20. In 2004, the earthquake in the Indian Ocean produced enough energy to supply power to all the homes and business sectors in America for 3 days.

21. The earthquake capital of the world is Parkfield, California.

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23. According to the Japanese mythology, earthquakes are caused by giant catfish called as Namazu.

24. The northern hemispheres suffer more earthquakes than the southern hemisphere.

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26. In 1920, the worst landslide earthquake occurred in China that took the toll of 200,000 people.

27. In 1771, Japan faced the worst tsunami ever, where 278 foot high waves hit the Ishigaki islands.

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29. Earthquakes with magnitude more than 7.0 are classified as major earthquakes.

30. The first earthquake detector was invented 2000 years ago by a Chinese astronomer named Zhang Heng and it can detect earthquakes from 370 miles away.

31. The Seismograph was invented by the Englishmen John Milne in 1880.

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