Whyt have there been so many major earthquakes lately?
March 9, 2010 6:27am CST
Haiti, Turkey, Chile, which is the next? i do not think 2012 has anything to do with it myself, however i did hear that the earth axis did shift and it is causing lots of problems.
• United States
9 Mar 10
The amount of earthquakes currently isn't really something to give much thought to. This activity has been going on for many many years. The countries that are getting earthquakes, are on fault lines. They will get hit again and again. Yes the earthquake that happened recently in chile, and 8.8 is bad, but in 1960 they had a 9.5 magnitude quake. ref: (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/10_largest_world.php) The worst earthquake in recorded history happened in China 1556. It destroyed 520 miles of land, and killed about 820,000 people. (ref: http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/geology/the-five-worst-killer-earthquakes-in-history/) The number of earthquakes reported is going up, because the number of recording equipment is going up. Earthquakes themselves are not increasing in activity.
9 Mar 10
I once heard that there are about an average of 15 earthquakes a day on earth, but it is so weak we can't feel it most of the times. It is a known fact that there are earthquakes that are the 'after' wave, and they happen after a big earthquake. Maybe the earthquake in Turkey was the 'after' wave of chille's? Maybe the earthquake we had here today, was the 'after' wave of Turkey's? I don't believe in 2012, but I believe it's a sign that we should make sure our homes are ready for a big earthquake.