The United States Geological Survey estimates that there are around 50 earthquakes per day in the world that can be located. This amounts to around 20,000 earthquakes annually. More »

California experiences approximately 10,000 earthquakes every year, which works out to approximately 27 earthquakes a day. However, most of these are so small that people cannot feel them. More »

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 1993 earthquake in India was the most deadly in the world that year, killing over 9,000 people and leveling much of the Latur district. It was followed by three strong aftersh... More »

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The United States Geological Survey offers a collection of models, animations and educational materials concerning earthquakes. Complete with models of the various aspects of the different types of earthquakes, the USGS ... More »

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The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, concludes that fracking is contributing to the rising amount of earthquakes throughout the Midwest. Part of the fracking process causes injection-induced seismicity. This occ... More »

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The United States Geological Survey keeps a record of all earthquakes around the globe. In addition to providing seismic data from survey sites, the USGS also offers an application that allows users to report earthquake ... More »

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The surface directly above where an earthquake starts is called the epicenter, according to the United States Geological Survey. The location of the earthquake's origin is the fault or fault plane, and that is the place ... More »