Released: 1/11/2011 12:44:35 PM
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S.
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Clarice Nassif Ransom
While the U.S. Geological Survey recorded
22 magnitude-7 or larger earthquakes in 2010, almost all the fatalities
were produced by one - the major quake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12.
In 2010, about 227,000 people were killed
due to earthquakes, with over 222,570 from the magnitude-7.0 Haiti event,