Experienced an earthquake ever? Yes? No? Well, if you are one of those who has experienced the terrifying feeling and the shivers caused by the earthquakes or if you’re one of those lucky people who haven’t felt an earthquake before; let us do the honors and tell you little known facts about earthquakes. These will guarantee to terrify you, along with some addition to your general knowledge.
Few of these little known facts about earthquakes are:
- Approximately, every year around 8000 people die because of earthquakes, and in the past 4000years of human history, about 13 million people have died.
- An earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004 generated such a mass level of energy that it was enough to power the entire U.S for three days.
- An earthquake may shake the buildings and last for one minute on average, but within that one minute a lot of damage to property and human casualties occur. Sometimes, a minute seems like forever.
- One of the mythology in Japan states that a fish called Numazu is actually responsible for the earthquakes.
- Here’s a guide to where to live, well, majority of earthquakes happen in northern hemisphere than in southern.
- In 1920, the outcome of one earthquake was a worst landslide in Kansu, China resulting in death toll of about 200,000 people.
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- Another reason to activate an inactive volcano is earthquake.
- Even the Nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima is nothing in front of a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of at least 9.5, because of the energy it produces.
- At times, canals and ponds may smell strange before an earthquake. This is the result of gases being released underground. The water temperature may also become warmer when these gases are being released.
- No, earthquake does not only occur on earth. There’s a moonquake too, occurred on moon, however it is much weaker than an earthquake.
- Adding another to the list of places you might not want to settle down at is the state Alaska. It is one of the most earthquake inclined place. Followed by Japan being the most earthquake prone nation. Hundreds of earthquake occur each year, but many of them are quite weak.
- When an earthquake is greater than a nuclear bomb, imagine the combination of both. In March 2010, Japan experienced the worst earthquake ever in their history with a magnitude of 9.0. It created a tsunami resulting in waves of about 30 feet, which also damaged the nuclear plants severely.
- The March 2010 Japan’s earthquake not only caused thousands of casualties, but also increased the rotation of Earth. The speed increased resulted the days being shortened by 1.8 microseconds.
- Save up on water, because earthquakes tend to change water into Gold. But well, that has to be a heavy magnitude.
- One of the earthquake struck on December 16,2011 caused the Mississippi River to flow in backwards direction.