Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography Β· 10 months ago

Have earthquakes become more common in the past few years?

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    The frequency of earthquakes is pretty much the same as it's always been since records have been kept, but there has been a definite increase in seismic activity in areas that only reported a few instances of earthquakes in the past, notably South Korea, where there's a great deal of concern because, despite the relative proximity to known earthquake spots like Japan and parts of China, South Korea has never implemented building codes designed to protect the population from structural failure in the event of an earthquake. Japan regularly receives sizable and strong earthquakes, but the Koreans are terribly unprepared - one quake of even moderate strength hitting Seoul or Busan could literally level a good portion of the city and kill or injure tens of thousands.

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  • T'rone
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    No just better research and faster news. I live in earthquake country and we don't even blink until we hit anything over a 6.0

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  • ricky
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    No

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Not really, Just better News reporting.

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  • 10 months ago

    Not particularly so, no. Modern communications mean we get to hear about more of them.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    We've had tremors in Virginia and we usually don't even get those!

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Where I live we never have earthquakes.

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