There is a phone booth known as the “Telephone of the Wind” on a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan. It is connected to nowhere, but people come to “call” family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
A fire hydrant in San Francisco that survived the 1906 earthquake and aided fire fighters in saving the Mission district was painted gold in memory of the event.
One of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in US history, the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, were so powerful that they reversed the flow of the Mississippi River, rang church bells in Boston, and cracked sidewalks in Washington D.C.
In the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, three men were caught alive on the roof of a hotel that was ablaze. Rather than see the men fall and be burned alive, a nearby military officer ordered his men to shoot them.
A five year old boy was the victim of a ritual human sacrifice, in reaction to the most powerful earthquake recorded.
At the time of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, government officials falsely reported 375 deaths to protect real estate prices, even though the figure is estimated to be at minimum 3000.
The earthquake sensitives such as geologist Jim Berkland claim they have the ability to predict earthquakes.
There are around 1,500 earthquakes every year in Japan.