Earthquake Facts – 68 Astonishing Facts About Earthquakes

Earthquake Facts for 6th Graders

Magnitude 8 earthquake occur somewhere killing 10,000 people every year.

Most expensive earthquake in history is the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan with the property damages being $235 billion.

Earthquakes can trigger a volcano to erupt.

Every 30 seconds earthquakes happens somewhere in the world.

Japan is one of the most earthquake prone nations in the world.

California is moving northwest along the fault of San Andreas with a rate of 0.8 inches per year.

Only four states Florida, North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin are the only four states that did not have any earthquakes from 1975-1995.