November 3, 2013 – Large Global Earthquakes by Year and Quantity per Day, over the Last 41 Years: The graph reflects global earthquakes greater than or equal to (>=) 6.0 magnitude from January 1, 1973 to November 2, 2013. Global quakes should equal about 121 for 2013 based on a straight line projection.
For the year 1995, quakes totaled 203, which was greater than two standard deviations above the mean. This is a statistically meaningful number and represents an unusual occurrence.
The year 1989 saw only 84 quakes, and was 1.8 standard deviations below the mean; which was another statistically important number.
The average quantity of quakes for the 41 year period was 135.5 (41 / 5,556 = 135.5). If the year 2013 does see 121 quakes it will be below the average for the period of 136.
As you can see from the chart, the number of earthquakes has fallen off considerably since the recent high water mark of 198 in 2011. Mundane astrology would suggest that 2014 will be considerably above the average for the 41 year period of 136.
The graph below shows the number of global quakes per day. I did not list the 42 quakes that occurred on March 11, 2011; the day of the Japan mega-quake and tsunami. In other words, 744 days saw two quakes >= 6.0 magnitude, 159 days = three quakes, 42 days had four quakes, etc.
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