There have only been 26 quakes with fatalities since then, and only three of them have had fatalities exceeding 100 and only five had fatalities in double digits.
Caption: QUAKE--Even quakes with a low human toll, cause lots of damage and require months spent cleaning up the mess left behind.
and a series of quakes with magnitudes 2.3 at 1:37 a.m., 2.8 at 1:42 a.m., and 1.8 at 5:39 a.m., all on Friday.
The earthquake bulletin said quakes with tectonic origins were also recorded in Batuan town with 2.3 magnitude at 11:43 p.m.
'DYNAMIC TRIGGERING' Quakes with
a magnitude of 2 or lower, which can hardly be felt, are routinely produced in fracking, said geologist William Ellsworth of the U.S.
resist quakes with
a magnitude of below 10, he said.
Between 1858 and 1906, for instance, 13 quakes with
an estimated magnitude of 6.0 or larger were generated by slippage along the areas faults, a rate of one quake every 4 years.
But active seismic activity under the sea southwest of Miyakejima is feared, as seven quakes with
magnitude of 5 or above have been recorded following a 1962 eruption of Mt.
It has suffered only 19 quakes with
fatalities in those 13 years.
Scientists located six of these quakes with
The agency said the islands could be hit by more quakes with
strong tremors in the future as the crustal movement caused by the rise in magma continues.
It has suffered only 15 quakes with
fatalities in those 10 years.
The agency said it is rare for quakes with
roughly the same focus to occur in a short span of time, adding that the recent series of quakes was triggered by rising magma pushing up the crust under the sea near off Kozushima isle.
Here are the quakes with
fatalities since the Bam quake: Locale Scale Date Dead Chalus 5.5 05/28/04 35 Zarand 6.4 02/22/05 612 Qeshm 5.9 11/27/05 10 Lorestan 6.0 03/30/06 70 Qeshm 6.1 09/10/08 7 Lamerd 5.8 07/21/10 1 Damghan 5.9 08/27/10 3 Fars 6.1 09/26/10 1 Fahraj 6.5 12/20/10 11 E.
It has suffered only nine quakes with
fatalities--although four of those fatal quakes have struck this year.