Earthquake Watch – Quakes in 2011 – Update

Posted on November 8, 2011

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Yearly earthquake averages (according to USGS figures)

Magnitude Average Annually
8 and higher 1
7 – 7.9 15
6 – 6.9 134
5 – 5.9 1319
4 – 4.9 13,000
(estimated)
3 – 3.9 130,000
(estimated)
2 – 2.9 1,300,000
(estimated)

2011 year to date (based upon Wikipedia 2011 earthquakes)

8 and higher – 1 – 100%

7-7.9 – 19 – 27% higher than yearly average

6-6.9 – 165 – 23% higher than yearly average

5-5.9 – 1980 – 50% higher than yearly average

 

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