A new study shows that the number of quakes is on the rise in California.
It found that the state has experienced more than 1,100 recorded earthquakes since 1980, compared to a record of just 562 in 1980.
The study found that, compared with the previous decade, the number in the Bay Area is increasing by a greater than 4 per cent per year.
The region experienced 2,973 recorded earthquakes in 2014.
It was also the year of the largest number of deaths in California since the early 1980s.
In the US, there have been a total of 872 recorded earthquakes this year, a rate of more than 10 per day.
In the Bay area, there were a total 22,622 recorded quakes, a rise of more to over 3,000 per day, according to the study.
There are no clear links between the number and the number.
The authors of the study said that the increase in earthquakes in the US may be due to the increased number of people living near quakes.
“There is no direct causal relationship between increased seismic activity and a rise in earthquakes, but it is likely to have been the result of factors other than the quakes themselves,” the study found.
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