Earthquake Facts – 68 Astonishing Facts About Earthquakes

Earthquakes Facts

Japan experiences over 1500 earthquakes per year.

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

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.

The earthquake capital of the world is Parkfield, California.

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

The northern hemispheres suffer more earthquakes than the southern hemisphere.

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

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

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

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.