Articles tagged "earthquake statistics"


Global earthquake numbers stable in 2015, increasing in central US

According to a report published by the USGS on February 1, 2016, our planet experienced a total of 14 588 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater in 2015. While this is an average number of M4+ events per year (prior year averages are about 40 M4+ earthquakes per...

February 01, 2016

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Earthquakes killed 780 000 in past decade

More than 780 000 lives were lost as a result of earthquakes over the past 10 years. This is nearly 60% of all disaster-related deaths, according to a study published in The Lancet on Friday. The study was conducted by Susan Bartels of the Beth Israel Deaconess...

November 05, 2011