- Impossible? It's a huge anomaly, major quakes have been on the increase by a whopping 400% since the 1900's, the first quarter figure of 25 mag 6 + quakes this year takes us all the way back to the the first half of last century when just 12 major quakes were reported in the first four months of 1949...
- There has never been a drop like this at anytime during the last 117 years!
- If this trend continues throughout this year then 2017 would end the year on a total of around 72 major quakes, (based on the first four month average total of 6 per month)
- A total of 72 major would be easily the lowest total for one year since the first half of last century when just 41 were recorded in one year according to data from USGS..
Quake research The Big Wobble