Jesus indicated that the time of the end would be marked by increases in many notable events.... including earthquakes. The naysayers have long held that it is just that we've become more proficient at reporting them, but the actual numbers have not increased. Alas, they are self-deceived.
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You may wonder why I started with 1973. Actually, my query started with 1950. However, the earliest data the USGS had available to share started in 1973.