Researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Krakow, Poland, have found a link between surges of cosmic radiation from space and earthquakes on Earth.
Using data from the United States Geological Survey, the epicenters of all the world's major earthquakes from 1956–2022 have been mapped below.
The probability of large earthquakes is considerably increased in Turkey when several of Earth's plates converge and move, as is visualized below.
A powerful earthquake has shook Taiwan as buildings and bridges collapsed. The US Geological Survey first estimated a magnitude of 7.2, but amended it to 6.9, which is still greater than the CWB assessment.
NASA scientists have detected the biggest extraterrestrial earthquake ever on Mars with a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale.
Iceland witnessed a rare cluster of more than 10,000 earthquakes within the week. Located in between Europe and North America, Iceland is often hit by earthquakes because of its location between two continental plates that are moving further day by day from each other. While the shocks are common afterwards, that many flutters in a row are a rare incident.