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5 Facts About Earthquakes

Published by Sir Poetry in Trivia
May 26th, 2009

Facts about earthquakes.

  1. The state of Alaska is the most earthquake prone zone in the world  
  2. Earthquakes occur on the moon.
  3. The worlds deadliest earthquake was in central China in 1556, killing around  830,000 people in all.
  4. On the Richter scale, 1.0 is equivalent to a construction site blast. While 5.0 is equivalent to the atomic bomb. The Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004 stood at 9.3
  5. In the United States between 1975 – 1995, there were only four states without earthquakes,  Florida, Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin.


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