How many earthquakes occur every year in the us?
According to the United States Geological Survey, more than 3 million earthquakes happen each year. That's one earthquake every 11 seconds! Obviously, many of these earthquakes have little or no effect on human civilization - most are too weak to notice, and many others occur in completely uninhabited places, where there is no one around to feel them. However, every year, at least a handful of earthquakes occur in populated areas and cause death and destruction.
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According to the US Geological Survey there are approximately 1,000,000 earthquakes around the world every year (although the vast majority of these are so small they can only… be detected by sensitive scientific equipment). Of these 1,000,000, approximately 1/10 are large enough to be felt by humans. This means that on any day there will be on average 275 earthquakes around the world that can be felt. Perhaps even more surprisingly, on average there are around 100 earthquakes a year that are large enough to cause damage (however they often don't because they occur away from inhabited areas). This means there is a little under a 1 in 3 chance of there being a "large" earthquake on any given day. The British Geological Survey have published some data on the annual average frequency of earthquakes of varying magnitudes: Description : Magnitude : Frequency per year Great : > = 8.0: 1 Major : 7.0 - 7.9: 17 Strong : 6.0 - 6.9 : 134 Moderate : 5.0 - 5.9 : 1319 Light : 4.0 - 4.9 : 13,000 (estimated) Minor: 3.0 - 3.9 : 130,000 (estimated) Very minor : 2.0 - 2.9: 1,300,000 (estimated)
In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control, Accidental discharge 851 Suicide 19,766 Homicide 11,101 Undetermined Intent 222 Total: At leas…t 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011. Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns. Guns were involved, but were not the primary cause of death: -in 2 fatal accidents. -in 6 homicides. Previous years: 2010 31,328 people 2009 31,177 people 2007 31,224 people 2004 29,569 people
Earthquakes occur when pressure builds up between 2 masses of rock in the earths crust, where there is a crack between them. Eventually the pressure is released and one piece …of the rock slides upwards. This causes P waves and S waves, which shake the buildings etc.. on the earth's surface. . However, they can often be felt in other continents, depending on how bad the earthquake is. For example, the boxing day tsunami earthquake could be felt all over the world, but not as obviously as that in the country it occurred in.
It is impossible to tell the number of earthquakes per year, as many earthquakes occur that are too small to be detected. It is estimated that millions of earthquakes happen a…nnually. Additionally According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Center there are over a million earthquakes each year around the world -- that's on average 3,561 per day or 2.5 per minute. Only a portion of these are recorded (~20 - 30K per year) because most occur over remote areas or in the ocean.
More than one million a year, but many of these are too minor to be felt.
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there are over 3 million earthquakes every year
There are always little earthquakes that are not noticed, but all the equipment does. Its a very large number, but people only pay attention to the major earthquakes.
Deaths in general? Too many to keep track of.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center records statistics for earthquakes in the US and worldwide. Between 2000 and 2011 the average number of …earthquakes in the US was 3,820 per year that are magnitude 2.5 or higher. Many more earthquakes occur in the US per year but most are smaller than magnitude 2 and go unnoticed.
The US Geological Survey estimate that there are several million earthquakes each year, but the vast majority of these will not be detected because they are too small in magni…tude to detect or are larger, but occur to far away from a seismometer station. From this number, they estimate that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of these will be felt by humans and 100 of them will be large enough to cause damage. Based on the above, there would be an earthquake of a magnitude that could be detected by seismometers once every 60 seconds, one detectable by humans approximately every 5 minutes and one that does some damage (assuming they occurred near a populated and developed area) every 3-4 days. 20,000 earthquakes in the earth each year.
In Death Rate
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, thereare over 16,000 homicides each year in the United States. At least11,000 of those deaths are firearm related.
On an average their is about 5 earthquakes a week in China.Because of all the population in this country. They may not be of ahigh magnitude but are also dangerous. Most more …than 5.0
Japan has about 1,500 earthquakes
on average, 10,558