USGS Worldwide Deadly & Destructive Earthquakes between Magnitudes 6 and 8

Look at the RATE of increase in the number of earthquakes in the last few years. For those of us who think it is due to spiritual causes - a nuclear war is not going to reduce their number or effect. In America's preoccupation with three thousand people being killed at the WTC in 2001 there are few Americans who would even remember 70,000 being killed in an Earthquake in China in 2008, or the other great earthquakes of the decade - elsewhere.

Still, some areas are considered to be more earthquake prone than others. This fact, combined with other factors, such as volcanoes and weakened dam systems may have results that are presently incomprehensible to most people.