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15 Earthquakes Strike in One Day!

July 9th, 2010 -- Posted in Earthquakes | No Comments »

On July 9th, 2010–today–15 earthquakes struck across the globe. From a 2.8 in the Los Angeles area of California, to a 5.2 in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia. The Taiwan region experienced a 5.3 tremblor while a 5.1 rocked Sakhalin, Russia. A small 2.9 hit Southern Alaska but a 4.8 shook up Papua New Guinea. The remaining 8 quakes from all across the planet included the Western Indian Antarctic Ridge.

With all this seismic activity is the world’s scientific community in a panic? Are we in danger of ‘the big one’ striking next? Is the world coming to an end? These are burning questions that I wanted answers to. As it turns out, 15 quakes in the same day is ho-hum news. The USGS says up to 200 quakes a day is not an anomoly and 15 is nothing to panic about.