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See Where Largest Earthquakes Have Struck For The Past 100 Years

Doesn't it seem like earthquakes have been getting more powerful lately? Or that one massive earthquake is usually followed by another? When you zoom out and take a look at earthquakes over time in the video below, these so-called phenomena seem to evaporate. Take a look for yourself.

The Largest Earthquakes Of The Past 100 Years

From 1900 beyond the year 2000, see where every magnitude 8+ earthquake has hit.

What Causes Earthquakes?

A primer on plate tectonics.

Big Earthquakes Don't Trigger Other Large Ones

You may have noticed in the 100-year video that large earthquakes don't generally happen in clusters. Here's why.

How Humans Are Causing Earthquakes

Not every earthquake is caused by natural phenomena.

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Written by Curiosity Staff October 11, 2016