Good Luck Hawkeye!

I'm Sure All The Readers Of The Big Wobble Will Be Thinking Of You And Praying For You As Hurricane Ian Makes Land-Fall Near You: God Be With You Buddy! The Tampa Bay region, which is home to more than three million people, is among the most vulnerable places in the US for severe flooding.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

The last decade recorded 1,494 major quakes, 94 less than the first decade: 2019 delivered 143 major quakes, which is slightly below this century's average

USGS

The total number of major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) in the last decade was 1,494 which was 94 less than the first decade of this century which recorded 1,588, according to USGS.

2019 delivered 143 major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) which is slightly below this century's average annual total of 156, the biggest quake of the year being a magnitude 8.0 Peru in May.

Broken down January 2019 delivered 12 major quakes, February: 6, March: 12, April: 16, May: 13, June: 18, July: 14, August: 9, September: 10, October: 6, November: 17 and December: 11.

The highest number of major quakes recorded in a one year period was 2011 with 208, this was the year of the mag 9.1 Japanese quake when a total of 68 aftershocks of mag 6 or higher rattled the country.

2019 total of 143 is a staggering 113 more than the 30 recorded in 1919.

Are major quakes increasing since 1900? They were increasing at a terrifying rate up to 2014 but between then and April 2017 USGS adjusted historical data adding an extra 1,817 quakes

Quakes

Front Page