Quakes on the INCREASE *LINK*

Quakes on the INCREASE *LINK*
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Nancy Lieder
Monday, October 10, 2005 06:24 am

Unusual quake activity increasing
13 severe \'aftershocks\' follow Friday\'s 7.6 temblor

The U.S. Geological Survey has reported 23 aftershocks following Friday\'s 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Pakistan. What has gone largely unnoticed in recent media reports, however, is the unusual number and severity of those aftershocks.

According to the National Earthquake Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, 13 earthquakes ranging between 5.5 and 6.3 in magnitude on the Richter Scale have hit the already devastated and overwhelmed nation of Pakistan since Friday\'s temblor.

Though aftershocks are a normal part of earthquake activity, the number and severity following Friday\'s quake are unusual. WorldNetDaily reviewed the NEIC\'s earthquake data since March of this year and learned that only two remotely similar examples could be found.


Additionally, the U.S. Geological Survey data indicates earthquake occurrences are increasing. In 2000, there were 22,256 recorded earthquakes worldwide. That number has steadily increased to 31,199 earthquakes in 2004.