Interesting Facts..

A magnitude 7 or higher can destroy a city.

The shaking of the ground is not what kills most victims of earthquakes. The main killers in earthquakes are falling buildings, fires, landslides, avalanches and tsunamis.

You would feel the ground shake in a magnitude 3 quake.

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 14.00 km (8.70 mi) SW of Grindavik, 4.8 ML 14.00 km
8.70 mi
SW of Grindavik, Iceland
Arctic Region
63.7494 -22.6493 October 13,2013
7:34:6 UTC
 Map 242.00 km (150.37 mi) E of Ittoqqortoormiit, 4.4 ML 242.00 km
150.37 mi
E of Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Arctic Region
69.9549 -15.7492 July 15,2013
11:17:33 UTC
 Map 231.00 km (143.54 mi) E of Ittoqqortoormiit, 4.5 ML 231.00 km
143.54 mi
E of Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Arctic Region
70.0197 -15.9861 July 15,2013
11:34:26 UTC
 Map 18.00 km (11.18 mi) W of Sandgerdi, 4.2 ML 18.00 km
11.18 mi
W of Sandgerdi, Iceland
Arctic Region
64.0647 -23.0805 May 9,2013
10:49:28 UTC
 Map 65.00 km (40.39 mi) NNW of Husavik, 4.1 ML 65.00 km
40.39 mi
NNW of Husavik, Iceland
Arctic Region
66.5905 -17.8914 April 4,2013
23:45:6 UTC
 Map 87.00 km (54.06 mi) NE of Nanortalik, 4.6 ML 87.00 km
54.06 mi
NE of Nanortalik, Greenland
Arctic Region
60.6304 -43.993 October 25,2012
11:19:55 UTC
 Map 20.00 km (12.43 mi) NNE of Siglufjordur, 5.6 ML 20.00 km
12.43 mi
NNE of Siglufjordur, Iceland
Arctic Region
66.3286 -18.7514 October 21,2012
1:25:23 UTC
 Map 29.00 km (18.02 mi) NNE of Siglufjordur, 4.8 ML 29.00 km
18.02 mi
NNE of Siglufjordur, Iceland
Arctic Region
66.3721 -18.5537 October 21,2012
0:10:36 UTC
 Map 11.00 km (6.84 mi) NNE of Siglufjordur, 4.5 ML 11.00 km
6.84 mi
NNE of Siglufjordur, Iceland
Arctic Region
66.2473 -18.7853 September 19,2012
7:57:24 UTC