The two largest earthquakes of our time…

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It’s worth noting that the TWO LARGEST earthquakes in the past 15 years have both occured in the last 3 months and have been within a few hundred kilometres of each other. In fact they dwarf all the other quakes by comparison.

Earthquakes Magnitude 8.0 and Greater Since 1990
  
  Year Month Day GMT Magnitude Region
1 1994 06 09 00:33:16 8.2 Nortdern Bolivia
2 1994 10 04 13:22:55 8.3 Kuril Islands
3 1995 07 30 05:11:23 8.0 Near Coast of Nortdern Chile
4 1995 10 09 15:35:53 8.0 Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico
5 1996 02 17 05:59:30 8.2 Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia
6 1998 03 25 03:12:25 8.1 Balleny Islands Region
7 2000 11 16 04:54:56 8.0 New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
8 2001 06 23 20:33:14 8.4 Near Coast of Peru
9 2003 09 25 19:50:06 8.3 Hokkaido, Japan Region
10 2004 12 23 14:59:04 8.1 Nortd of Macquarie Island
11 2004 12 26 00:58:53 9.0 Off West Coast of Nortdern Sumatra
12 2005 03 28 16:09:36 8.7 Nortdern Sumatra, Indonesia

You can watch the world’s earthquakes here:Quake Map.

I check it out daily and for the past week, there had been very little seismic activity on the west coast of Sumatera – which is unusual. Seems the build up was too much.

Next time it gets quiet, better run for the hills.