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…