• Question: is it true that the earth constantely have earthquakes ever few minutes but not very strong ones? and we are so use to them that we do not feel them but they are there?

    Asked by charlie13 to David, Luna, Probash on 25 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
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      David Pyle answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      Yes – every day, there are hundreds of quakes all round the world. You can see them all here:
      They are usually so far from UK that we don’t notice the shaking, compared to the natural noise (traffic, wind etc). Often the earth only moves fractions of a mm, say from the Japan quake.