7 Earthquake Facts & Trivia You Might Like To Know
EARTHQUAKE FACTS – Here is a list of seven(7) trivia which you may yet to know about quakes.
Recently, several nations were alarmed by the occurrence of strong quakes in some of the places within the country. One of these is the Philippines which was recently hit by a 6.1 magnitude quake.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded that the 6.1 magnitude quake hit Zambales at 05:11 in the afternoon on April 22, 2019 (Monday).
The said earthquake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks. As of now, the counting has already exceeded 600 since the Monday quake. It left people fearing the possibility that the so-called “Big One‘ will occur.
Undeniably, amid this series of natural events, prayers and preparedness top the things that each of us need. We must know what to do when the shaking begins.
To learn more about these natural events, based on Do Something, here are seven(7) earthquake facts and trivia which you may yet to know:
- The surface of the Earth is composed of 20 plates that constantly moves causing quakes.
- The National Earthquake Information Center(NEIC) records 20,000 as the average number of quakes yearly around the world. Some weaker quakes are not yet included in the counting.
- The strongest recorded quake in the United States had a magnitude o 9.2. It hit Alaska in 1964.
- The strongest quake in the world was located in Chile in 1960. It has a magnitude of 9.5.
- The state that is most prone to earthquake is Alaska.
- Out of all the quakes happening on Earth, almost 80% of it are within the “Ring of Fire” which is at the Pacific Ocean’s rim.
- Not only the movements of the earth’s plates are causing quakes but as well as meteor impacts and volcanic eruptions.
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