Most Earthquakes last a minute or less.
The 2004 earthquake that occurred in the Indian Ocean near Sumatra, Indonesia triggered a series of tsunamis that killed over 200000 people in 14 countries.
Each year, there are about a million earthquakes around the world. But only about 100 of these cause serious damage.
4 out of 5 of the world's earthquakes take place along the rim of the Pacific Ocean, a zone called the Pacific Ring of Fire.