Earthquakes. Coming to a town near you real soon…

The end of the world is nigh… (especially if you read Bill Brysons book).

Well – we’re probably about as safe as you can get in Australia (apart from the sharks, snakes, box jellyfish, blue ringed octopus, funnelweb spiders) since we’re a long way from a techtonic plate*.

Now you probably think earthquakes dont kill that many people? WRONG! See the list of deaths since 1900 here.

This is a great website for seeing quakes and boy, there’s a lot of them every day. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/

This is a map of quakes from the last 7 days…

PLUGIN: Firefox Equke alerts (puts it in the ccorner of your browser)

A quick prediction – there’s a biggie coming to Alaska soon. Too much activity going on there over the last few weeks so watch this space.

* New Zealand is a techtonic accident in waiting and a big quake could potentially trigger a mega-tsunami aimed straight at Sydney within a few hours. Sleep easy Sydneysiders…

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