Monday, January 18, 2010

Are We Quaking More and Liking It Less?

Let's look at 2010 so far.
Using USGS statistics, they show the annual average of Richter 6.0 and greater quakes is 152. We've already racked up 10 events in the first two weeks this year. If this trend continued, we would see 260 significant shakes – 71% increase over the norm – and the seismic events plotted below would literally be off the chart.
For Mag. 7 quakes, we're off to a ripper start with TWO events in the first 12 days of 2010. On average, only 17 Richter 7's strike annually. First the Solomon Islands were hit with a 7.1 on Jan. 4. Then just eights days later a 7.0 devastated Haiti.

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Comments: Stan Deyo is an earthquake guy. He tracks, talks, studies and predicts earthquakes. He sees an increase.

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