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Magnitude 8 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1990

Earthquakes Magnitude 8.0 and Greater Since 1990
  Year Month Day Time
UTC
Latitude Longitude Depth
(km)
Magnitude Region
1 1994 06 09 00:33:16.2 -13.841 -67.533 631 8.2 Northern Bolivia
2 1994 10 04 13:22:55.8 43.773 147.321 14 8.3 Kuril Islands
3 1995 07 30 05:11:23.6 -23.340 -70.294 46 8.0 Near Coast of Northern Chile
4 1995 10 09 15:35:53.9 19.055 -104.205 33 8.0 Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico
5 1996 02 17 05:59:30.5 -0.891 136.952 33 8.2 Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia
6 1998 03 25 03:12:25.0 -62.877 149.527 10 8.1 Balleny Islands Region
7 2000 11 16 04:54:56.7 -3.980 152.169 33 8.0 New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
8 2001 06 23 20:33:14.1 -16.265 -73.641 33 8.4 Near Coast of Peru
9 2003 09 25 19:50:06.3 41.815 143.910 27 8.3 Hokkaido, Japan Region
10 2004 12 23 14:59:04.3 -50.240 160.133 10 8.1 North of Macquarie Island
11 2004 12 26 00:58:53.4 3.307 95.951 10 9.1 Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra
12 2005 03 28 16:09:36.2 2.074 97.013 30 8.6 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
13 2006 05 03 15:26:40.2 -20.187 -174.123 55 8.0 Tonga
14 2006 11 15 11:14:13.5 46.592 153.226 10 8.3 Kuril Islands
15 2007 01 13 04:23:21.1 46.243 154.524 10 8.1 East of the Kuril Islands
16 2007 04 01 20:39:57.4 -8.487 156.986 18 8.1 Solomon Islands
17 2007 08 15 23:40:57.9 -13.353 -76.511 39 8.0 Near the Coast of CentraL Peru
18 2007 09 12 11:10:26.8 -4.438 101.367 34 8.5 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
19 2009 09 29 17:48:10.9 -15.489 -172.095 18 8.1 Samoa Islands region
20 2010 02 27 06:34:17 -35.83 -72.67 59.4 8.3 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
21 2011 03 11 05:46:23 38.32 142.37 24.4 8.9 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
22 2012 04 11 08:38:38 2.35 93.07 33.0 8.7 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
23 2012 04 11 10:43:09 0.77 92.45 16.4 8.2 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
24 2013 02 06 01:12:23 -10.75 165.09 5.8 8.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
25 2013 05 24 05:44:49 54.87 153.33 601.8 8.2 SEA OF OKHOTSK

South Latitudes and West Longitudes are indicated by NEGATIVE numbers.

Source: USGS NEIC PDE catalog; Data are preliminary.

Deaths from Earthquakes

Deaths from Magnitude 8 and Greater Earthquakes
Since 1990
Date
UTC
Region Magnitude Number
Killed
1994 06 09 Northern Bolivia 8.2 10
1994 10 04 Kuril Islands 8.3 11
1995 07 30 Near Coast of Northern Chile 8.0 3
1995 10 09 Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico 8.0 49
1996 02 17 Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia 8.2 166
1998 03 25 Balleny Islands Region 8.1 0
2000 11 16 New Ireland Region, P.N.G. 8.0 2
2001 06 23 Near Coast of Peru 8.4 138
2003 09 25 Hokkaido, Japan Region 8.3 0
2004 12 23 North of Macquarie Island 8.1 0
2004 12 26 Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra 9.1 283106
2005 03 28 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia 8.6 1313
2006 05 03 Tonga 8.0 0
2006 11 15 Kuril Islands 8.3 0
2007 01 13 East of the Kuril Islands 8.1 0
2007 04 01 Solomon Islands 8.1 34
2007 08 15 Near the Coast of CentraL Peru 8.0 650
2007 09 12 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 8.5 25
2009 09 29 Samoa Islands region 8.1 192
2010 02 27 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE 8.3 0
2011 03 11 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN 8.9 0
2012 04 11 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA 8.7 0
2012 04 11 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA 8.2 0
2013 02 06 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS 8.0 0
2013 05 24 SEA OF OKHOTSK 8.2 0
Total 285699

 


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