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Three women sit on the ruins of a building after an earthquake in Morocco
Image: Sylvain Rostaing/Le Pictorium/MAXPPP/picture alliance/dpa


There are about 500,000 detectable earthquakes every year — 90% are in the Pacific Ring of Fire. But the most seismic region is the Alpide belt, which runs east from the Mediterranean to Turkey, Iran and northern India.

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