Why have there been so many BIG QUAKES this year??

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Offline rosalind dna

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I have noticed that there have been up today's big quake in Crete, Greece
where there was another BIG quake and that is the 2nd one in Europe also it's
on 3 tectonic plates (Eurasian, African and the Arabian plates)

But does anyone happen to know why there have been more big quakes this year than there have been in the past few years, what with the Burmese one also the Chinese Cyclone (I know it's different).


http://tsunami.geo.ed.ac.uk/local-bin/quakes/mapscript/show_map.pl

Thanks Rosalind
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Why have there been so many BIG QUAKES this year??
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2008 22:03:19 »
Though it seems that large earthquakes have increased, 2008 is really an average year (so far) for the number of earthquakes- check out this table from the USGS.
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