# Is the frequency of earthquakes increasing? Is the media intentionally not reporting on quakes?

I recall after the earthquake in Chile, a seimologist from the USGS said there is a 6.0 earthquake every four weeks or so. There were two in the last week and have been 21 so far in 2010 and 20 in all of 2002.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2002/

Ok, so there have been more 6.0 or greater quakes so far in 2010 than in 2002 and you don’t see an increase? Wow!

Check out the links, show me your proof that they haven’t increased, please.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2002/