Seismic Events of Special Interest

Between 2001 and 2011, more than 18,500 seismic events between Magnitudes 5 and 9.3 were recorded and located by the US Geological Survey. This list highlights some of these recent seismic events that are of special interest because they have caused notable geologic changes to our landscape or devastating destruction to our society.


Keypoints:

  • Many factors, beyond the size of an earthquake, contribute to the impact quakes have on society. 

 

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