Earthquake Facts – 68 Astonishing Facts About Earthquakes

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Facts About Earthquakes

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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