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Most recent earthquakes around the world, color indicates strength of quake.
1- 3 Richter Scale Magitude 1-2.9 3 - 3.9 Richter Scale Magitude 3-3.9 4 - 4.9 Richter Scale Magitude 4-4.9 5 - 5.9 Richter Scale Magitude 5-5.9 6 - 6.9 Richter Scale Magitude  6-6.9 7 or greater Richter Scale Magitude 7 Or Greater
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Magnitude Description Earthquake effects Frequency of occurrence
Less than 2.0 Micro Micro earthquakes, not felt. Continual
2.02.9 Minor Generally not felt, but recorded. 1,300,000 per year (est.)
3.03.9 Often felt, but rarely causes damage. 130,000 per year (est.)
4.04.9 Light Noticeable shaking of indoor items, rattling noises. Significant damage unlikely. 13,000 per year (est.)
5.05.9 Moderate Can cause major damage to poorly constructed buildings over small regions. At most slight damage to well-designed buildings. 1,319 per year
6.06.9 Strong Can be destructive in areas up to about 160 kilometres (99 mi) across in populated areas. 134 per year
7.07.9 Major Can cause serious damage over larger areas. 15 per year
8.08.9 Great Can cause serious damage in areas several hundred kilometres across. 1 per year
9.09.9 Devastating in areas several thousand kilometres across.
1 per 10 years (est.)
10.0+ Massive Never recorded, widespread devastation across very large areas; see below for equivalent seismic energy yield.
Extremely rare (Unknown/May not be possible)