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Earthquake Updates

Updated on February 18, 2013


This website provides news and information of specific weekly earthquake updates and is essential for those interested in tracking earthquakes, as well as those who are casually interested in what has been happening. Following the links below, track current quakes using the USGS Web site's Near Real Time Earthquake List to map locations on a world map.

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Interested in Earthquakes?

I created this site to monitor earthquakes. I had no idea so many occurred daily and I doubt if others do either. If they interest you, this site will help you track them. Through the USGS, you can also report them if you feel them (I have done this a couple of times). Please enjoy and please stay safe!


This link will provide earthquake updates for the past 7 days which includes the largest magnitude of 5 or above.


Earthquake prediction is not very probable but Seismologists have attempted using different prediction devices. They have developed tools that try to predict region and time. Some are speculating that certain satellites may be able to assist in prediction by using hazards that exist. This is not an exact science and processes are still being investigated. Check out this link for further info.



There are always earthquakes occurring somewhere in the world. Millions of small (too small to be felt) earthquakes happen in a year, while major earthquakes happen, on average, about once in a year. The graph shows the relative frequency of various magnitude earthquakes (using the common Richter Magnitude scale - also shown) and the equivalent amount of high explosive required to produce the same amount of energy release as the earthquake (using the KG's of explosive scale also shown). Several earthquake updates from history and some natural and man-made explosions are shown for reference.


Once you know the possibility of earthquakes occuring in your area using the earthquake updates in this website, learn safety tips on how to prepare for earthquakes or what to do during an earthquake!


Recent investigations have shown that the Earthquake you thought you felt, may not be an earthquake but a sonic boom!

Please let me know what you think of this website on earthquake updates?


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      yymovcom87 22 months ago

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      gepeTooRs 23 months ago

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @EbooksFreeWeekl1: You're absolutely correct! Thanks for the visit.

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      EbooksFreeWeekl1 5 years ago

      Wow. The news doesn't cover a fraction of what really is going on. I think in light of what they say about biblical prophecy and last days this is chilling and worth taking note.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @MayaIxchel: I don't know how you can stand it. Every once in a while, we get tremors in Phoenix, a few years ago, enough to shake me around when I was sitting in my recliner. It is a scary thing, something you feel helpless in. Thanks for the visit!

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      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      Great lens! I have had to get used to the shakin', we get quite a few here in 'the land of eternal spring'!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you Kim. When people ask you "what's shakin'?" can say "I am!"

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I've been through several big ones, and we're due for another here in Los Angeles. Thanks for the reminder to keep supplies and flashlights handy.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @Mandy Stradley: Thanks for likin' the "shake!"

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      leonasharon 5 years ago

      lovely article.This ones also great.Good versatile writing.

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      joannalynn lm 5 years ago

      I have a dual purpose for being here. First, I'm on the Smile Power Day Quest, and because you have been so supportive and encouraging since I've started Squidding, I'm hoping to get you to smile....are you smiling Terry? Second, I'm here specifically to peruse the earthquake information, as monitoring earthquakes is quite interesting. I've been in a few major California quakes (stories to tell), and I've stood uneventfully on the San Andreas fault. So, now you need to enlighten us about volcanic activity along the Pacific Rim :). That would be very cool indeed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There are Earthquakes taking place almost all of the time, many of them just simply can't be felt on the surface and that's a Good thing!!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Wow.. who knew... I have been in a couple small ones in Mexico... nothing amazing though :) Blessed!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      There is a massive earthquake due to hit the western coast anytime and I am just hoping that we are far enough away to not be affected when it does hit. I'll be watching your updates.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Useful lens. Thanks for sharing your earthquake update with us.

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      KReneeC 5 years ago

      Such a great lens! I had no idea there was so many in one day!

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      wrapitup4me 5 years ago

      Wow, I never imagined there were this many earthquakes going on. It would be helpful, I think, if you could add the richter scale value of the earthquakes - at least it would help reduce anxiety if they are something below 5 (or even 4). What richter value is considered reportable? At what richter value is the earthquake felt?

      I also like your clapping audience.

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      We've had over 10,000 quakes since Sept 2010. In fact we've just had a 4 (9kms deep) only 45 minutes ago. Christchurch Quake Map

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Very good information here - very interesting, indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      The records show that they are increasing in number and in size. I always wonder when this area will be hit. Maybe not but we sure get the forest fires lately. (Okanagan Valley, Canada)

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      MillBucks 6 years ago

      It's simply amazing how many earthquakes go unnoticed, especially when they are occurring all over the world!

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      DeannaDiaz 6 years ago

      I am amazed by the amount of earthquakes! I am in the Dominican Republic and we have felt several in the last 2 months!

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      Johann The Dog 6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Interesting! Lots of earth shaking going on! I was in a small earthquake once with my Mum in Indiana. She knew what it was, but I just raised my head and laid back down, no biggie! Woofs - Johann

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      Ribolov LM 6 years ago

      In my country Slovenia, we dont have so big earthquakes. ;)

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      Senditondown 6 years ago from US

      Had read the national geological survey that shows exponential growth in the number of earthquakes over the last 25 years. Good info. Thanks for your research.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Great information about earthquakes. Added as a featured lens on my prepare for disaster lens.

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      gregoryolney lm 6 years ago

      Interesting ! But this will keep you pretty busy !

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      oznews 7 years ago

      Nice site. Please also check my site ......

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      lots of activity in California. Although I knew they had earthquakes, I didn't know they happened this often!! Great site!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Looks like there's been a lot more activity in the Baja Mexico area lately. Thanks for the info!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very interesting site!