Interesting Facts..

Each year, there are about a million earthquakes around the world. But only about 100 of these cause serious damage.

An earthquake can trigger a volcano to erupt.

Sometimes there are many small earthquakes before the big one. These small ones are called foreshocks. After the big earthquake, the mainshock, again there may be many small quakes. These are called aftershocks.

Steel, reinforced concrete and wood are good building materials for an earthquake resistant house because they flex somewhat without breaking. Family homes built completely out of brick are not as safe because they can break apart easily.

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Latest Earthquakes in Arctic Region

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MapMagnitudeDistance Direction Country/ContinentLatitude Longitude Date/Time
 Map 123.00 km (76.43 mi) WNW of Hofn, 4.6 ML 123.00 km
76.43 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5568 -17.6636 February 10,2015
3:18:56 UTC
 Map 118.00 km (73.32 mi) S of Akureyri, 4.7 ML 118.00 km
73.32 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.6353 -17.7094 February 6,2015
3:48:11 UTC
 Map 127.00 km (78.91 mi) WNW of Hofn, 4.6 ML 127.00 km
78.91 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5169 -17.7873 January 24,2015
7:25:49 UTC
 Map 127.00 km (78.91 mi) S of Akureyri, 4.4 ML 127.00 km
78.91 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5384 -18.0675 January 20,2015
11:22:59 UTC
 Map 128.00 km (79.54 mi) NNE of Vik, 4.6 ML 128.00 km
79.54 mi
NNE of Vik, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.4579 -17.8687 January 18,2015
22:27:52 UTC
 Map 111.00 km (68.97 mi) WNW of Hofn, 4.5 ML 111.00 km
68.97 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5859 -17.3981 January 15,2015
7:10:27 UTC
 Map 123.00 km (76.43 mi) NNE of Vik, 4.5 ML 123.00 km
76.43 mi
NNE of Vik, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.4226 -17.9458 January 12,2015
0:22:44 UTC
 Map 123.00 km (76.43 mi) S of Akureyri, 5.1 ML 123.00 km
76.43 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5879 -17.6974 January 8,2015
18:47:12 UTC
 Map 114.00 km (70.84 mi) WNW of Hofn, 4.6 ML 114.00 km
70.84 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.467 -17.5358 January 3,2015
0:32:29 UTC
 Map 116.00 km (72.08 mi) S of Akureyri, 5.1 ML 116.00 km
72.08 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.653 -17.6995 December 30,2014
0:11:14 UTC
 Map 107.00 km (66.49 mi) WNW of Hofn, 5.4 ML 107.00 km
66.49 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.6097 -17.2895 December 15,2014
9:26:54 UTC
 Map 111.00 km (68.97 mi) S of Akureyri, 5. ML 111.00 km
68.97 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.6854 -17.8405 December 2,2014
2:18:31 UTC
 Map 125.00 km (77.67 mi) S of Akureyri, 4.6 ML 125.00 km
77.67 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5695 -17.7624 November 30,2014
8:11:35 UTC
 Map 128.00 km (79.54 mi) WNW of Hofn, 4.6 ML 128.00 km
79.54 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.4866 -17.8054 November 30,2014
4:16:42 UTC
 Map 99.00 km (61.52 mi) S of Akureyri, 4.7 ML 99.00 km
61.52 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.7921 -17.9718 November 28,2014
6:13:59 UTC
 Map 127.00 km (78.91 mi) W of Hofn, 4.5 ML 127.00 km
78.91 mi
W of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.4529 -17.8155 November 25,2014
23:26:23 UTC
 Map 121.00 km (75.19 mi) WNW of Hofn, 4.4 ML 121.00 km
75.19 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5447 -17.6331 November 21,2014
2:18:40 UTC
 Map 123.00 km (76.43 mi) S of Akureyri, 4.5 ML 123.00 km
76.43 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5922 -17.6722 November 20,2014
0:26:9 UTC
 Map 118.00 km (73.32 mi) S of Akureyri, 5.1 ML 118.00 km
73.32 mi
S of Akureyri, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.6287 -17.7279 November 16,2014
1:37:16 UTC
 Map 102.00 km (63.38 mi) WNW of Hofn, 5.2 ML 102.00 km
63.38 mi
WNW of Hofn, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.5332 -17.2343 November 14,2014
11:25:50 UTC