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15 AMAZING EARTHQUAKE FACTS

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An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquake can also trigger landslides, and occasionally volcanic activity. So We concluded some most amazing facts about EARTHQUAKE.

Here are the 15 interesting facts about EARTHQUAKE.

largest earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5

The largest earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 in Chile back in 1960.

Mount Everest shrank one inch due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

Mount Everest shrank one inch (2.5 cm) due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

moving tectonic plates that have the potential to cause an earthquake

There are 20, moving tectonic plates that have the potential to cause an earthquake.

Earthquakes turn water into gold

Earthquakes turn water into gold.

world has 2 earthquakes every minute

The world has 2 earthquakes every minute.

Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year

Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year.

About 90% of the world's earthquakes occur

About 90% of the world's earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

average of 18 major earthquakes and one great earthquake per year

Since 1900, there have been an average of 18 major earthquakes and one great earthquake per year.

world deadliest earthquake

The world's deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1556 in China, killing an estimated 830,000 people.

Chinese inventor built a seismograph

In 132 AD, a Chinese inventor built a seismograph which, at the moment of an earthquake, expelled a copper ball out of the mouth of a dragon and into the mouth of a frog.

largest earthquake in u.s.

The largest recorded earthquake in the U.S. was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1964.

In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the cause and god of earthquakes

In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the cause and god of earthquakes. In Japanese mythology, Namazu is a giant catfish who causes earthquakes.

epicenter of the earth

The point on the Earth's surface where the earthquake originates is called the epicenter.

facts about earthquake

If the Earth were hollow, people on one side of the Earth would feel earthquakes from the other side of Earth.

earthquakes occur in both hemispheres

Although earthquakes occur in both hemispheres, the northern hemisphere experiences more.

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