Monday, May 9, 2016

Fact of the Day: Many Earthquakes

Each year about 500,000 earthquake occur all over the world. Though only 1 out of 5 of them can actually be felt. 


  1. Earthquakes occur on FAULT lines in many parts of the World.
    From Alaska down the Rockies, Central America and right down the Andes. Ecuador being one recent event in South America.
    Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego would be a bit scary to be a resident of!!!
    Another is the Fault Line from Japan, down via Taiwan, The Philippines, Borneo, the Indonesian and New Guinean archipelagos, New Caledonia to the bottom of NZ.
    Christchurch in the South Island is still recovering from a major quake of a few years ago and only a couple of weeks ago got another severe shock.
    Having lived for 6 years in PNG, they were almost a daily ritual with tremors ("Guria's" in Tok Pisen). After a while you just got used to it, the swishing of the tank waters and the bed shaking at night.
    I did encounter a big one in Mexico City 1976 staying at the very high rise Holiday Inn and a room way up the top. Not the best of feelings when the whole structure was rocking. I was out of there the next day and into an old fashioned colonial Spanish hotel of 2 stories.
    Of course Nepal in the Himalayas is still rebuilding after a catastrophic one early last year.
    But earthquakes are a natural phenomena - not much that science can do about that but try to build earthquake proof buildings and that I have doubts about.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

  2. That's an interesting fact, out of that many only a few can be felt. Incredible indeed. Thanks for sharing and have a nice week!

  3. My 1st time feeling one i was in NM on the Continental Divide. I went running outside and down to the motel office and they laughed, saying it happens all the time.I still felt doomed, but survived.

  4. Even after nearly 4.5 billion years the arth still isn't finished growing.

  5. Happy to say I've never felt one and I'm hoping it stays that way.

  6. That is a lot, gland I've never felt one

  7. They are so scary and my heart goes out to all those caught in one....