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QAre earthquakes more common than we think?

I live in the Pacific Northwest and on some days , I can feel moderate shaking usually when I'm sitting at my desk . This is a small earthquake or am I being paranoid?

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#1duukeAnswered at 2012-12-02 19:15:32
Earthquakes are actually very common . usually are nothing noteworthy, but occur quite frequently. Whether or not that's what you're feeling is beyond me , but to answer your Q , yes they are very common .
#2cubanitaAnswered at 2012-12-03 20:04:12
In Japan , where the entire island ( country ) is on the fault line , small earthquakes occur several times a day . Most of these can not be felt by most people as they are very small and other causes of vibration , like the wind pushing against the wall , passing cars , buildings nearby, etc. , causes much greater deformations . It's hard to tell if what you are feeling are real earthquakes . You may be too sensitive or confuse other causes of the vibrations of earthquakes .
#3LingAnswered at 2012-12-30 10:42:28
I guess for the development of what others have said, if earthquakes happen all the time .. It is also important to note is that sometimes may be anthropogenic ( man-made ) as the source for prospecting mine blasting . ( I live within a few miles of the dam and the house trembles slightly when blast) .
#4helpppppAnswered at 2013-01-08 09:27:17
There are literally hundreds of earthquakes around the world every day . Whether or not large is another matter. Check out http://quake.wr.usgs.gov < / a> and check out daily earthquakes in its area .
#6wesleyAnswered at 2013-12-06 13:48:12
earthquakes happen hundreds to thousands of times a day. the tectonic plates under the earth are almost constantly shifting and causing friction which is what earth quakes are. but that might not be what you're feeling. check with your local earthquake center for details.
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