2011 Earthquakes Compared to 2000 Earthquakes — Over 1,000 More Between 5 and 5.9 on Richter Scale

This video animates the earthquakes that have been rattling the world over the past year, some in very unlikely places.  Pretty astounding numbers for how many more earthquakes the world is experiencing now versus data from the year 2000.  The locations of the concentrations of seismic activity are even more interesting.  Is the Earth’s crust working its way up to a devastating crescendo?