Parkfield, California, is known as "The Earthquake Capital of the World".
The highest tsunami caused by an earthquake happened in Japan in 1771.
The first scientifically studied earthquake occurred in Lisbon in 1755.
Earthquakes Can Be Triggered By Humans.
Earthquakes Can Shorten Day Length.
Earthquakes Can Uproot Crops.
Earthquake "Shakiness" Isn't Measured by the Richter Scale.
Due to its high number of volcanos, Japan's earth crust for earthquakes is one of the most unstable.
Not all earthquakes cause tsunamis. Only an earthquake that occurs at the bottom of the ocean causes a tsunami.
Approximately one earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 or higher occurs per year.
The deadliest earthquake ever struck January 23, 1556 in Shansi, China. Some 830,000 are estimated to have died.
Nuclear explosions can start or stop earthquakes.