Extreme earthquake (>6.0 mag) activity skyrocketed in April 2014 as shown in this amazing video

April 2014's number of major seismic events was higher than normal, as revealed by this amazing time-lapse video!

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In April 2014, there was an increased number of major earthquake around the world. Gif: NOAA Video

On average, the world sees only one or two earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or higher. In April 2014, however, there were 13 major earthquakes around the world as the Tsunami Warning Center Pacific reported yesterday.

As reported on this blog and USGS, this all started with the large earthquake in Iquique, Chile on April 1 2014, followed by another one near the Solomon Islands, and others in Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, and even unusual in the South Atlantic.

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