Dating from the christian perspective
We believe the public perception and media characterization promotes the self-sustaizing "urban legend" even among the Christian Church.
This "legend" widespread in western culture regards earthquakes of the twentieth century to be on the increase.
EVALUATING EARTHQUAKE DATA The year 1997 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the general deployment of standardized and calibrated seismographs.
Earthquake data need to satisfy several technical requirements; the most important of which is accuracy.
The consortium of seismological institutions has set standards.
Or have the deployment of more seismographs during the last few decades made detection and cataloging of earthquakes more complete, thereby enhancing the perception of increase?
Does the public have the perception that earthquakes are on the increase because earthquakes now afflict our larger urbanized populations, and, therefore, are more often reported by the media?