Interesting Facts..

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.

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.

A magnitude 7 or higher can destroy a city.

Most earthquakes happen along the edges of Earth's big plates.

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Latest Earthquakes in North America

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MapMagnitudeDistance Direction Country/ContinentLatitude Longitude Date/Time
 Map 50.00 km (31.07 mi) NW of Ester, Alaska 1.4 ML 50.00 km
31.07 mi
NW of Ester, Alaska United States of America
North America
65.122 -148.8608 September 2,2014
22:9:52 UTC
 Map 6.00 km (3.73 mi) WNW of Cobb, California 0.6 ML 6.00 km
3.73 mi
WNW of Cobb, California United States of America
North America
38.8361664 -122.7955017 September 2,2014
22:54:15 UTC
 Map 56.00 km (34.80 mi) ESE of Lovelock, Nevada 2.4 ML 56.00 km
34.80 mi
ESE of Lovelock, Nevada United States of America
North America
40.0064 -117.8517 September 2,2014
21:34:16 UTC
 Map 23.00 km (14.29 mi) SSW of La Quinta, California 1.2 ML 23.00 km
14.29 mi
SSW of La Quinta, California United States of America
North America
33.4768333 -116.431 September 2,2014
20:43:37 UTC
 Map 2.00 km (1.24 mi) S of La Habra, California 1.8 ML 2.00 km
1.24 mi
S of La Habra, California United States of America
North America
33.9138333 -117.947 September 2,2014
20:57:56 UTC
 Map 5.00 km (3.11 mi) WSW of Volcano, Hawaii 1.8 ML 5.00 km
3.11 mi
WSW of Volcano, Hawaii United States of America
North America
19.408 -155.2853 September 2,2014
19:10:15 UTC
 Map 51.00 km (31.69 mi) NW of Ester, Alaska 1.2 ML 51.00 km
31.69 mi
NW of Ester, Alaska United States of America
North America
65.1093 -148.9088 September 2,2014
19:22:11 UTC
 Map 4.00 km (2.49 mi) W of Cobb, California 0.8 ML 4.00 km
2.49 mi
W of Cobb, California United States of America
North America
38.8178329 -122.7703323 September 2,2014
19:43:24 UTC
 Map 8.00 km (4.97 mi) SW of Napa, California 2.1 ML 8.00 km
4.97 mi
SW of Napa, California United States of America
North America
38.2468 -122.362 September 2,2014
20:0:49 UTC
 Map 94.00 km (58.41 mi) NE of Kodiak, Alaska 2.3 ML 94.00 km
58.41 mi
NE of Kodiak, Alaska United States of America
North America
58.3086 -151.1474 September 2,2014
18:13:20 UTC
 Map 60.00 km (37.28 mi) NNE of Talkeetna, Alaska 1.2 ML 60.00 km
37.28 mi
NNE of Talkeetna, Alaska United States of America
North America
62.848 -149.8339 September 2,2014
18:14:2 UTC
 Map 5.00 km (3.11 mi) WSW of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California 0.8 ML 5.00 km
3.11 mi
WSW of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California United States of America
North America
33.7251667 -116.7755 September 2,2014
18:23:44 UTC
 Map 55.00 km (34.18 mi) NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska 1.4 ML 55.00 km
34.18 mi
NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska United States of America
North America
62.7595 -150.6346 September 2,2014
18:27:7 UTC
 Map 3.00 km (1.86 mi) ENE of Green, Oregon 1.2 ML 3.00 km
1.86 mi
ENE of Green, Oregon United States of America
North America
43.1763 -123.3278 September 2,2014
18:31:48 UTC
 Map 12.00 km (7.46 mi) ENE of Hawthorne, Nevada 0.9 ML 12.00 km
7.46 mi
ENE of Hawthorne, Nevada United States of America
North America
38.567 -118.493 September 2,2014
18:45:41 UTC
 Map 4.00 km (2.49 mi) W of Beaumont, California 1.2 ML 4.00 km
2.49 mi
W of Beaumont, California United States of America
North America
33.933 -117.0218333 September 2,2014
18:52:36 UTC
 Map 4.00 km (2.49 mi) WSW of Cobb, California 2.5 ML 4.00 km
2.49 mi
WSW of Cobb, California United States of America
North America
38.8143349 -122.769165 September 2,2014
19:0:40 UTC
 Map 4.00 km (2.49 mi) W of Cobb, California 0.9 ML 4.00 km
2.49 mi
W of Cobb, California United States of America
North America
38.8156662 -122.769165 September 2,2014
19:1:40 UTC
 Map 8.00 km (4.97 mi) NNE of Gonzales, California 1.3 ML 8.00 km
4.97 mi
NNE of Gonzales, California United States of America
North America
36.583 -121.4207 September 2,2014
17:16:40 UTC
 Map 85.00 km (52.82 mi) SW of Manley Hot Springs, Alaska 1.9 ML 85.00 km
52.82 mi
SW of Manley Hot Springs, Alaska United States of America
North America
64.3784 -151.6675 September 2,2014
17:16:58 UTC