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Number of Earthquakes in 2009

How many earthquakes occurred in 2009?

14,788.

A total of 14,788 earthquakes occurred worldwide in 2009. This is according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This number does not include earthquakes with a magnitude less than 4.5 that happened outside of the U.S. The biggest earthquake occurred in the Samoa islands in September 29 with a magnitude of 8.1, while the deadliest occurred in Indonesia in September 30 with 1,117 fatalities.

This fact is verified on : March 5, 2010.





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