Earthquake is a Greek Mythic Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Artemis. When cast, it deals massive amounts of crush damage across a wide area.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

More damage is dealt towards the center of the area of affect, and less towards the edges. It does not affect Farms. Since it deals crush damage, most units are not or only barely effected. Earthquake is extremely useful for attacking an enemy settlement since it essentially destroys all buildings in an enemy town. This prevents enemies from creating more units in the area and they lose the support of any defensive structures.

Damage[edit | edit source]

Earthquake deals massive damage against buildings, but also all units in its vicinity. It has varying damage caps. A unit or building at the center of the earthquake will take damage more rapidly, but may end up taking less damage overall than a building or unit near the outer edge of the earthquake.

Damage against enemies

  • Villagers ~100 damage
  • Soldiers ~800
  • Buildings ~9,500 damage

Damage against allies/own

  • Villagers ~200 damage
  • Soldiers ~600 damage
  • Buildings ~2,000 damage

Earthquake cast by the player or their allies will hurt their own villagers more than enemy villagers. This may be an oversight by the programmers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Earthquake showed visuals of cracked earth. However, for unspecified reasons, the cracks were cut, with only hidden invisible prototype definitions left.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge.png Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge.png Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge.png Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge.png Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge.png Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge.png Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge.png Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge.png Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge.png Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge.png Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge.png Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge.png Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge.png Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge.png Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge.png Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge.png Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge.png Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge.png Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge.png Titan Gate
Campaign only Blessing of Zeus · Deconstruction Wonder · Seed of Gaia
Cheat Chicken Storm · Goatunheim · Walking Berry Bushes
Cut content Bramble · Enrage · Rebellion · Shepherd · Sight · Snowstorm · Volcano
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