Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Sep 2003, 15:18 p.m.

Earthquake Reference

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Large Earthquakes in the United States, Magnitude 7.0 and Greater. Ten Largest Earthquakes in the World Since 1900. The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.

I used to live in Missouri and my school had earthquake drills. I later thought this was silly - "Missouri isn't on any tectonic plate edges!" - but it is basically the only state other than the Pacific Coast states that has had lots of big quakes.