Quaking and Shaking


Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital after a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake struck on January 12, 2010. The temblor flattened the president’s palace and the main prison, its cathedral, hospitals, schools and thousands of homes. Untold numbers were trapped. When the final tallies came in, the quake killed at least 230,000 people. Numerous aftershocks and the inevitable diseases that followed took even more lives and continue today. Around three million Haitians – a third of the country’s population – were affected by this quake and two million required food assistance.


Earthquakes pose a significant risk to 75 million
Americans in 39 states.
USGS Jan. 2004



GLOBAL EARTHQUAKES JANUARY 1, 1990 - DECEMBER 31, 2012

© by Holly Deyo / standeyo.com / DareToPrepare.com

* NOTE: Due to the overall drop or 'average' activity for 2012,
pressures may be building for significant earthquakes in 2013.



Mag.
2012


Average
Year


2012
Compared
to
Average
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
2002
Mag.
8.0-9.9
Great
2 11
200%
1 1 1 0 4 1 1 2 1
1
8.0-9.9
Great
7.0-7.9
Major
12 151
80%*
19 23 16 12 14 11 11 14 16
12
7.0-7.9
Major
6.0-6.9
Strong
108 1342
80% *
185 149 144 168 178 139 154 146 145
130
6.0-6.9
Strong
5.0-5.9
Moderate
1,401 13192
106% *
2,276 2,009 1,896 1,768 2,072 1,529 1,954 1,637 1,252
1,218
5.0-5.9
Moderate
4.0-4.9
Light
9,534 13,000
73% *
13,315 10,358 6,805 12,291 12,105 13,048 13,702 10,783 8,454
8,584
4.0-4.9
Light
Deaths 768 10,000
7%
21,953 320,120 1,790 88,011 712 6,605 88,003 228,802 33,819
1685
Deaths
Where
Major
Deaths
Occurred
Philippines
Honshu
Haiti
Indonesia
China
Peru
Indonesia
Pakistan
Sumatra
Iran
Afghanistan
Where
Major
Deaths
Occurred

Mag. 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 Mag.
8.0-9.9
Great
3 4 0 2 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 8.0-9.9
Great
7.0-7.9
Major
15 16 23 14 20 21 22 13 15 24 16 18 7.0-7.9
Major
6.0-6.9
Strong
124 153 123 113 125 160 185 161 141 163 108 109 6.0-6.9
Strong
5.0-5.9
Moderate
1,243 1,345 1,106 979 1,118 1,223 1,327 1,542 1,449 1,521 1,455 1,617 5.0-5.9
Moderate
4.0-4.9
Light
8,084 8,084 7,042 7,303 7,938 8,794 8,140 4,544 5,034 5,153 4,324 4,437 4.0-4.9
Light
Deaths 35,000-
40,000*
231 22,711 9,430 2,907 419 7,949 1,634 10,096 3,814 3,210 52,056 Deaths
Where
Major
Deaths
Occurred
India
Indonesia
Turkey
Afghanistan-
Tajikistan
Iran
China
Kobe,
Sakhalin Isl.
Colombia,
Indonesia
India,
Japan
Egypt,
Turkey
India,
Afghanistan
Iran,
Philippines
Where
Major
Deaths
Occurred

1 Based on observations since 1900.
2 Based on observations since 1990.

*NOTES: The exact number of deaths from the January 26, 2001 India earthquake will never be known. According to the Red Cross, "
Death toll reports vary widely, with some ranging from more 20,000 to as many as 100,000."