How many earthquakes were recorded in 2005?

There were 30,478 recorded earthquakes in 2005 around the world according to the USGS.

Note many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes so the actual number is much greater. In fact, the USGS estimates that several million earthquakes occur in the world each year.

To see a list of more recent (or historic) earthquakes, visit the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.