There are about 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 of those can be felt, and 100 of them cause damage.
Earthquakes turn water into gold.
Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year.
About the only places that have never recorded a major earthquake in the US are southern parts of Florida, Alabama and Texas.
The deadliest earthquake happened in Central China kills over 800,000 people in 1556. During that time, people lived in caves and died from the caves collapsing.
Alaska has the most earthquakes of any states in the US
An earthquake can trigger a tsunami or a volcano to erupt.
A typical earthquake lasts under 60 seconds.
The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco was designed to be twice as strong as building codes require. Its shape and structure help make it earthquake resistant.
The safest buildings can bend back and forth without breaking from an earthquake.