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An earthquake is caused by a sudden release of energy in the. Seismism the seismicity or seismic action of a place denotes the frequency, size and kind of quakes experienced over a time period.

As soon as magnitude is the most typical scale on which quakes bigger than about 5 are reported for the whole world. The more numerous quakes smaller than magnitude 5 are quantified largely on the local magnitude scale, also called the Richter magnitude scale. Magnitude 3 or lower quakes are poor or largely nearly imperceptible and magnitude 7 and around possibly cause serious damage over larger regions, contingent upon their depth. The greatest quakes in historical times have been over 9, although there isn't any limit to the potential magnitude somewhat of magnitude. Strength of shaking is quantified in the modified Mercalli scale. The more shallow a quake, the more damage to arrangements it causes, all else being equal.

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Helicopter footage shows the extent of the damage after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, trigger… ABC News (Tue Feb 27)
Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake Reuters Top News (Sat Feb 17)
Wales hit by strongest earthquake in 100 years, according to British Geological Survey. NBC News (Sat Feb 17)
Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 in wake of earthquake USA TODAY (Sat Feb 17)
A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashes in southern Mexico, ki… CBS News (Sat Feb 17)
Earthquake hits south-west England and south Wales The Guardian (Sat Feb 17)
Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City: AFP FRANCE 24 English (Sat Feb 17)
Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office BBC News (World) (Sat Feb 17)
Emergency authorities at the site of an earthquake in southern Mexico report "only material damage and no loss of h… CNN Breaking News (Sat Feb 17)
UPDATE: Mexico earthquake now measured at 7.2, tremor felt in capital CTV News (Sat Feb 17)
Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits southwest Mexico near Oaxaca, shakes buildings as far as Mexico City USA TODAY (Sat Feb 17)
A powerful earthquake struck Mexico’s southern Pacific coast. It had a preliminary magnitude of 7.5. The New York Times (Sat Feb 17)
MORE: Preliminary 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico, USGS reports. ABC News (Fri Feb 16)
Icahn calls U.S. stock nosedive ‘rumblings of an earthquake’ @GlobeBusiness The Globe and Mail (Wed Feb 07)
Powerful Taiwan earthquake kills 2, topples buildings USA TODAY (Tue Feb 06)
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, causing buildings to collapse The Globe and Mail (Tue Feb 06)
After a magnitude-6.4 earthquake, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported that the ground floor of a hotel c… The Associated Press (Tue Feb 06)
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck near the coast of Taiwan. The Associated Press (Tue Feb 06)
BREAKING: Hotel, buildings collapse in eastern Taiwan after 6.4-magnitude earthquake. More soon:… Al Jazeera News (Tue Feb 06)
6.4 earthquake strikes 14 km off northeast coast of Taiwan. Initial reports say at least one building was damaged i… CBC News Alerts (Tue Feb 06)
6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes close to Taiwan's east coast at 7.8 km depth; currently no reports of injuries: US… CBC News Alerts (Sun Feb 04)
An earthquake off the coast of Alaska caused a rare fish in Death Valley National Park to spawn… Newsweek (Wed Jan 31)
A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattled Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing a young girl and injuring 15 others, of… USA TODAY (Wed Jan 31)
Los Angeles hit by 4.0 magnitude earthquake, felt across S. California RT (Thu Jan 25)
A powerful earthquake off Alaska sparked a tsunami warning for the West TIME (Tue Jan 23)
Evacuation sirens and alerts sound across Kodiak, Alaska after magnitude-7.9 earthquake triggers tsunami fears.… ABC News (Tue Jan 23)
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake that roared beneath waters off an island in Alaska rocked much of the state and trigge… USA TODAY (Tue Jan 23)
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alask… CBS News (Tue Jan 23)
A siren sounds in Kodiak, Alaska after the earthquake. "I usually only ever hear the weekly siren test at 2 pm on W… CNN (Tue Jan 23)
DEVELOPING: Tsunami alert issued for Alaska following powerful earthquake south of Anchorage. Tsunami watch still… NBC News (Tue Jan 23)
Tsunami Warning Center map shows projected tsunami travel times after 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Alaska c… ABC News (Tue Jan 23)
Tsunami alert issued in Alaska following magnitude 8.2 earthquake 330 miles south from the coast. A tsunami watch… NBC News (Tue Jan 23)
One woman who felt the earthquake from Anchorage, Alaska told CNN it felt like the longest earthquake she had ever… CNN International (Tue Jan 23)
Tsunami warning issued for U.S. west coast after magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska USA TODAY (Tue Jan 23)
Tsunami warning issued for B.C. coast after large earthquake hits near Alaska CTV News (Tue Jan 23)
BREAKING: 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan capital, shaking buildings RT (Wed Jan 17)
Deaths as powerful earthquake strikes southern Peru Al Jazeera News (Sun Jan 14)
7.1 earthquake struck at 4:18 a.m. ET at a depth of 36.3 km, according to latest USGS data: More @CBCNews CBC News Alerts (Sun Jan 14)
[email protected]: "@ChelseaClinton's wedding was back in 2010, which was the year of the [Haiti] earthquake, and the all… Fox News (Sat Jan 13)
7.6 earthquake in Honduras triggers Tsunami alert Al Jazeera English (Wed Jan 10)
@USGS LATEST: Earthquake off Honduras downgraded to a 7.6-magnitude quake, USGS says; @NWS_NTWC warns of tsunami da… ABC News (Wed Jan 10)
Strong magnitude-7.6 earthquake strikes 27 miles off the coast of Honduras and tsunami waves possible for several c… CNN International (Wed Jan 10)
MORE: Tsunami advisory in effect for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands after magnitude 7.8 earthquake - Pacific Tsun… Reuters Top News (Wed Jan 10)
Northern California jolted awake by 4.4-magnitude earthquake Washington Post (Thu Jan 04)
Earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay Area, which USGS initially registered as a 4.7 magnitude quake, and eventually d… CBS News (Thu Jan 04)
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay Area CTV News (Thu Jan 04)
Earthquake shakes Quebec's La Veredrye wildlife reserve CTV News (Thu Dec 28)
No injuries or damages reported after magnitude 4.2 earthquake shakes area north of Maniwaki, Que. CBC News Alerts (Thu Dec 28)
9-year-old Schnaika was brought to the US for treatment after she was injured in Haiti's 2010 earthquake. But despi… CNN (Sat Dec 23)
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits southern Iranian province RT (Thu Dec 21)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in Iran capital FRANCE 24 English (Thu Dec 21)
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in Iran capital FRANCE 24 English (Thu Dec 21)
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit western Indonesia, according to the US Geological Survey CNN (Fri Dec 15)
6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Kerman province in SE Iran – reports RT (Tue Dec 12)
The earthquake and its fallout capped off a turbulent year for Foreign Policy (Wed Dec 06)
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Ecuador coast Fox News (Sun Dec 03)
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near coast of Ecuador, no immediate report of casualties or major damage. The Associated Press (Sun Dec 03)
An earthquake shook North Korea near its nuclear testing site Newsweek (Sun Dec 03)
A preliminary magnitude-4.1 earthquake struck Thursday afternoon near Dover, Delaware, the US Geological Survey rep… CNN International (Thu Nov 30)
5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Azerbaijan RT (Wed Nov 15)
Iran-Iraq earthquake: Olympic champion auctions gold medal for victims BBC News (World) (Wed Nov 15)
Many people were left homeless by Sunday's Iran earthquake, survivors are in urgent need of food and water… euronews (Wed Nov 15)
Powerful images of the region after an earthquake strikes the Iran-Iraq border. USA TODAY (Tue Nov 14)
The Latest: Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck the… The Associated Press (Tue Nov 14)
Iran-Iraq earthquake: Rescuers in race for survivors as death tolls reaches 450 Al Jazeera English (Mon Nov 13)
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450 Reuters Top News (Mon Nov 13)
Hundreds of people are dead and thousands are injured after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border r… CNN International (Mon Nov 13)
Official tells news agencies that Iran's death toll in powerful earthquake rises to 407. The Associated Press (Mon Nov 13)
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 people Al Jazeera English (Mon Nov 13)
Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330. The Associated Press (Mon Nov 13)
Update: As aftershocks continue, at least 328 killed in Iran earthquake, seven dead in Iraq Al Jazeera News (Mon Nov 13)
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332 Reuters Top News (Mon Nov 13)
Iran-Iraq earthquake latest: -At least 214 killed -More than 2,800 injured -Most casualties in Iran's western Kerm… BBC Breaking News (Mon Nov 13)
At least 140 killed and hundreds injured after 7.3-magnitude earthquake near Iran-Iraq border… NBC News (Mon Nov 13)
Iran's state-run news agency says the 7.2-magnitude earthquake along its border killed over 140 people TIME (Mon Nov 13)
Earthquake in Iran leaves at least 61 dead, 300 injured TIME (Mon Nov 13)
UPDATE: Death toll from earthquake rises to 93, over 1,000 injured – Iranian emergency official… RT (Mon Nov 13)
JUST IN: At least 61 people are dead and hundreds are injured after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the Iraq… CNN International (Sun Nov 12)
At least one person dead, 50 wounded in Iraq earthquake: officials The Globe and Mail (Sun Nov 12)
7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Iran-Iraq border area CTV News (Sun Nov 12)
JUST IN: USGS reports 7.2-magnitude earthquake felt on Iraq-Iran border NBC News (Sun Nov 12)
Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits eastern Iraq euronews (Sun Nov 12)
JUST IN: Iran's state TV is reporting a 7.4-magnitude earthquake has jolted northern Iraq CBS News (Sun Nov 12)
BREAKING: 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border region - USGS RT (Sun Nov 12)
A mysterious boom (not an earthquake) shook San Diego and no one's sure what it was Newsweek (Fri Nov 03)
Who's a good boy? See how rescue dogs are trained to save lives for crisis situations such as the recent earthquake… euronews (Tue Oct 31)
In burgeoning Day of the Dead parade, Mexico remembers earthquake casualties Reuters Top News (Sat Oct 28)
After an entire wing of Mexican school collapsed in wake of 7.1 earthquake, frantic search for survivors continues… CBS News (Wed Sep 20)
"Statistically, it's coming": How California is preparing for the next big earthquake CNN (Sat Sep 30)
Will a new Mexico arise from earthquake's rubble? FRANCE 24 English (Wed Sep 27)
Mexico tallying cost of deadly earthquake CTV News (Tue Sep 26)
Earthquake early-warning system is coming to the West Coast via @NBCNewsMACH NBC News (Mon Sep 25)
Rescue crews are still digging through rubble in the search for victims of last week's earthquake in Mexico… CNN International (Mon Sep 25)
Small fraction of Mexico City schools reopen, most still need to be inspected for safety following earthquake. The Associated Press (Mon Sep 25)
Vote winner Merkel faces tricky coalition talks, hard-right 'earthquake' FRANCE 24 English (Mon Sep 25)
Time is running out in the search for survivors of Mexico's deadly earthquake TIME (Mon Sep 25)
Earthquake strikes North Korea near nuclear test zone, but no radiation reported Washington Post (Sun Sep 24)
Minor but mysterious earthquake in North Korea briefly stokes nuclear fears. MORE: CBC News Alerts (Sat Sep 23)
UPDATE: People flee homes and hotels as earthquake aftershocks hit Mexico CBC News Alerts (Sat Sep 23)
"When that earthquake alarm went off, hearts started racing," says @rosaflores after new quake felt in Mexico City CNN (Sat Sep 23)
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Oaxaca, Mexico, according to the US Geological Survey CNN (Sat Sep 23)
UPDATE: China's earthquake administration calls tremor detected in North Korea a "suspected explosion"… Al Jazeera News (Sat Sep 23)
An "earthquake" registered in North Korea may not be a natural phenomenon Newsweek (Sat Sep 23)
[email protected]: "We also send our prayers to the people of Mexico. They got hit hard by a devastating earthquake."… Fox News (Sat Sep 23)
What would happen if a massive earthquake hit California? Watch more on "Stay Tuned": NBC News (Sat Sep 23)
The world was pulling for an uplifting rescue after Mexico's earthquake. The problem was, Frida Sofia didn't exist.… CNN International (Fri Sep 22)
Rescuers continue search for life in Mexico City amid devastation of deadly earthquake. ABC News (Fri Sep 22)
Before and after photos show the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, which collapsed in the earthquake… CNN International (Fri Sep 22)
The search for Mexico's earthquake survivors enters a fourth day, with some successes TIME (Fri Sep 22)
U.S. search and rescue experts arrive in Mexico after deadly earthquake devastated the country's capital city.… ABC News (Fri Sep 22)
Mexico says school girl who was focal point for frantic earthquake rescue efforts never existed… National Post (Fri Sep 22)
Frantic rescues continue as Mexico earthquake deaths rise to 273. Read more: by… NBC News (Fri Sep 22)
Will a catastrophic earthquake strike the U.S.? TIME (Thu Sep 21)
Mexico struggles to find the missing as death toll from earthquake rises to 273 TIME (Thu Sep 21)
Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises, as search for survivors goes on BBC News (World) (Thu Sep 21)
How to help the earthquake victims in Mexico: NBC News (Thu Sep 21)
Mexico earthquake: Volunteers break into moving song euronews (Thu Sep 21)
Salma Hayek, a native of Mexico, is doing her part to gather donations for earthquake relief CNN (Thu Sep 21)
"A major earthquake will happen in the United States. The country is not prepared." TIME (Thu Sep 21)
Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges The Guardian (Thu Sep 21)
After Mexico earthquake, a baptism becomes a funeral CNN International (Thu Sep 21)
Mexican police are using canine teams to look for people stuck in collapsed buildings after the powerful earthquake… CNN International (Thu Sep 21)
Here's a list of local and international organizations helping the Mexican earthquake victims The New York Times (Thu Sep 21)
Rescuers and hundreds of volunteers are working nonstop to search for survivors of Mexico's deadly earthquake:… CBS News (Thu Sep 21)
Mexico earthquake scares Californians, but are they prepared for the "big one"? NBC News (Thu Sep 21)
"She is called Frida Sofia." The rescue of a 12-year-old girl trapped after Mexico's earthquake grips the world… BBC News (World) (Thu Sep 21)
Mexicans collectively rise to the earthquake challenge euronews (Thu Sep 21)
INSIDE THE AMERICAS - Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake FRANCE 24 English (Thu Sep 21)
Rescue efforts continue at a Mexico City school that collapsed following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake… CNN (Thu Sep 21)
LATEST: More than 230 dead after Mexico earthquake as rescue teams desperately try to free trapped schoolchildren.… ABC News (Thu Sep 21)
Boy recalls escape from Mexico City school after earthquake CTV News (Thu Sep 21)
Humanitarian worker in Mexico City says the feeling on the ground is "between chaos and hope" a day after earthquake CNN International (Thu Sep 21)
Facebook donates $1 million to help victims of a powerful earthquake in Mexico CNN (Wed Sep 20)
Facebook donates $1 million to help victims of a powerful earthquake in Mexico CNN International (Wed Sep 20)
Drone footage shows a collapsed building in Mexico City after a 7.1-M earthquake left more than 200 people dead… CNN International (Wed Sep 20)
A video shows the rescue effort after a school collapses in Mexico's earthquake TIME (Wed Sep 20)
Mexico earthquake: Many children killed at primary school BBC News (World) (Wed Sep 20)
FuerzaMexico (strength to Mexico) was shared more than 1m times after the earthquake that killed more than 200 BBC News (World) (Wed Sep 20)
[email protected] is near a collapsed building in Mexico, where up to 40 people are trapped after a deadly earthquake… CBS News (Wed Sep 20)
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, leaving hundreds of people dead and dozens missing. Live updates:… CNN (Wed Sep 20)
Death toll in Mexico earthquake rises to at least 217; many others missing, feared trapped in collapsed buildings… CBS News (Wed Sep 20)
SPECIAL REPORT: Latest on Hurricane Maria as it hits Puerto Rico, as well as an update on the Mexico earthquake NBC News (Wed Sep 20)
Ordinary Mexicans volunteer to wriggle into a collapsed school after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The Associated Press (Wed Sep 20)
For the second time in a fortnight a powerful earthquake has inflicted death and destruction on Mexico The Economist (Wed Sep 20)
Have you been affected by the earthquake in Mexico? The Guardian (Wed Sep 20)
Rescue workers search through rubble in Mexico City, after 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in the capita… CNN (Wed Sep 20)
Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after earthquake via @Abeadriana… Reuters Top News (Wed Sep 20)
"It's really quite terrifying," This teacher was in Mexico City when earthquake hit. More than 200 people are dead… BBC News (World) (Wed Sep 20)
LATEST: Death toll following powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake has been reduced to at least 217 people NBC News (Wed Sep 20)
FULL STORY: Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Mexico has killed at least 226 people NBC News (Wed Sep 20)