Like its just freaking me out, they keep saying the number of earthquakes will keep increasing etc etc and reading other stuff about it, people keep claiming its the end of the world too...
Most Helpful Guy
I am signed up for USGS notifications of all earthquakes in eastern North America over magnitude 2.0 and any earthquakes over 7.0 anywhere in the world. I used to be signed up for all of North America but had to cut it back to just the eastern part because I was literally getting emails all the time. I still get notices on most days for small earthquakes, even several in a day on occasion. Most of notices I get are for eastern Tennessee and southern Ontario, Canada, not really what people consider to be earthquake hot spots. And most are too mild to be felt.
The tectonic plates are always moving. The smaller earthquakes actually take some strain off the plates. And while it's not uncommon for small swarms to occur on the Pacific rim, the only thing earthquakes can be somewhat predictive of at this point is volcanic activity, and I just don't see any evidence of the recent major earthquakes being associated with any volcanoes, and certainly not the end of the world.
If you don't live in an area which is subject to major earthquakes, this should be very far down your list of concerns.0
Most Helpful Girl
I also suspect the amount of earthquakes we have now aren't too much of an increase from before - we just know about all of them because of the media!
Compared to 30 years ago, news of natural disasters like this one travel a lot faster. No need to worry, the world definitely isn't ending just because of a few plates shifting like they have been since the first land masses developed on earth <31