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Earthquake Facts and Statistics..

Are we safe from 'mega earthquake' for this year? From statistics and data collected, on average, there will be only 1 'mega quake' ranging from 8.0 - 9.9 magnitude each year. We have seen 'mega quake' struck Chilie in Feb, 2010, a magnitude of 8.8 killing more than 400 lives, followed by after shock 'big quakes' ranging from 6 - 7.9 magnitude.


Though, on paper 'mega quake' should be showing a decrease, we should be expecting 'big quakes' ranging from 7.0-7.9 magnitude as every year, on average there are more than 13 shocks. What a scary number. It doesn't give warnings or whatsoever signs. Are we really prepared for something big like this?


Number of Earthquakes Worldwide for 2000 - 2010 


Located by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center


Magnitude20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010
8.0 to 9.911012124011
7.0 to 7.914151314141091412163
6.0 to 6.914612112714014114014217816814249
5.0 to 5.91344122412011203151516931712207417681725607
4.0 to 4.98008799185418462108881391712838120781229169561598
3.0 to 3.948276266706876247932919199909889117352897391
2.0 to 2.93765416464197727631646364027359738603007593
1.0 to 1.9102694411372506134426184221267
0.1 to 0.95110134103022010
No Magnitude3120280729383608293986482818071922209
Total222562353427454314193119430478295682968531777* 14791* 3258
Estimated
Deaths
23121357168533819228802823646605712880111787223140

And near to us:

Seismic activities around us..

The coloured dots on the chart are indeed very scary and alarming..

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