Earthquake World Watch
The data below is a list of Significant Earthquakes in the last 30 days on our planet. If you're following this you may be wondering why it's not on the news every day. Gives magnitude, date/time, depth, Tsunami warning, etc. Has links to more information by USGA. Gov including maps, shake intensity, impact reports and technical summary. Back to business tools.
M = magnitude
Standard measurement of Magnitute for an earthquake is the Richter scale.
|Magnitude Level||Category||Effects||Per year|
|Less than 2.9||Minor||Normally not felt, but recorded||1,000
|3.0 to 3.9||Minor||Normally felt but no damage
|4.0 to 4.9||Light|| felt outside and indoors, with shaking and rattling of
|5.0 to 5.9||Moderate||Minor damage to buildings||80|
|6.0 to 6.9||Strong||major to minor damage to building depending on size
|7.0 to 7.9||Major||Causes severe damage where buildings may fall and pipes
broken. Will see cracks in the earth.
|8.0 to 8.9||Great||Severe damage to all structures small, big and major.
|9.0 to 9.9||Great||Will be able to see the wave of descruction
||1 per 20 years|