The Biggest Earthquakes Ever

There have been: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 70 earthquakes today
  • 904 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 3,182 earthquakes in the past month
  • 37,744 earthquakes in the past year

The biggest earthquake:

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2004-12-26 00:58:53 UTC 9.1 magnitude, 30 km depth
Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia

9.1 magnitude earthquake

2004-12-26 00:58:53 UTC at 00:58
December 26, 2004 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 3.295, 95.982
95.2 km from Meulaboh (59.2 miles)

W Coast Of Northern Sumatra

Depth: 30 km

B
2011-03-11 05:46:24 UTC 9.0 magnitude, 29 km depth
Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan

9.0 magnitude earthquake

2011-03-11 05:46:24 UTC at 05:46
March 11, 2011 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 38.297, 142.373
94.2 km from Ishinomaki (58.2 miles)

Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan

Depth: 29 km

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2010-02-27 06:34:11 UTC 8.8 magnitude, 22 km depth
Cauquenes, Maule, Chile

8.8 magnitude earthquake

2010-02-27 06:34:11 UTC at 06:34
February 27, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -36.122, -72.898
52.2 km from Cauquenes (32.2 miles)

Bio Bio, Chile

Depth: 22 km

D
2012-04-11 08:38:36 UTC 8.6 magnitude, 20 km depth
Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia

8.6 magnitude earthquake

2012-04-11 08:38:36 UTC at 08:38
April 11, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.327, 93.063
396.2 km from Meulaboh (246.2 miles)

W Coast Of Northern Sumatra

Depth: 20 km

E

8.6 magnitude earthquake

2005-03-28 16:09:36 UTC at 16:09
March 28, 2005 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.085, 97.108
189.2 km from Sibolga (118.2 miles)

Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

Depth: 30 km

F

8.5 magnitude earthquake

2007-09-12 11:10:26 UTC at 11:10
September 12, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.438, 101.367
122.2 km from Bengkulu (76.2 miles)

South Indian Ocean

Depth: 34 km

G
2001-06-23 20:33:14 UTC 8.4 magnitude, 33 km depth
Camaná, Arequipa, Peru

8.4 magnitude earthquake

2001-06-23 20:33:14 UTC at 20:33
June 23, 2001 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -16.264, -73.641
107.2 km from Camaná (66.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Southern Peru

Depth: 33 km

H
2013-05-24 05:44:49 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 608 km depth
Yelizovo, Kamchatka, Russia

8.3 magnitude earthquake

2013-05-24 05:44:49 UTC at 05:44
May 24, 2013 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 54.874, 153.281
383.2 km from Yelizovo (238.2 miles)

Sea Of Okhotsk

Depth: 608 km

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1994-10-04 13:22:55 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 14 km depth
Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan

8.3 magnitude earthquake

1994-10-04 13:22:55 UTC at 13:22
October 04, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 43.773, 147.321
149.2 km from Nemuro (92.2 miles)

Kuril Islands

Depth: 14 km

J

8.3 magnitude earthquake

1986-10-20 06:46:09 UTC at 06:46
October 20, 1986 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.117, -176.367

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 29 km



A
2003-09-25 19:50:06 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 27 km depth
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

8.3 magnitude earthquake

2003-09-25 19:50:06 UTC at 19:50
September 25, 2003 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 41.815, 143.91
134.2 km from Kushiro (83.2 miles)

Depth: 27 km

B
2006-11-15 11:14:13 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 10 km depth
Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan

8.3 magnitude earthquake

2006-11-15 11:14:13 UTC at 11:14
November 15, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 46.592, 153.266
706.2 km from Nemuro (439.2 miles)

Northwest Of Kuril Islands

Depth: 10 km

C
2014-04-01 23:46:46 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 20 km depth
Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile

8.2 magnitude earthquake

2014-04-01 23:46:46 UTC at 23:46
April 01, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -19.642, -70.817
93.2 km from Iquique (58.2 miles)

Depth: 20 km

D
2012-04-11 10:43:10 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 25 km depth
Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia

8.2 magnitude earthquake

2012-04-11 10:43:10 UTC at 10:43
April 11, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 0.802, 92.463
551.2 km from Meulaboh (342.2 miles)

W Coast Of Northern Sumatra

Depth: 25 km

E

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1976-01-14 16:47:33 UTC at 16:47
January 14, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.427, -177.657

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 33 km

F

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1994-06-09 00:33:16 UTC at 00:33
June 09, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.841, -67.553
69.2 km from Rurrenabaque (43.2 miles)

Depth: 631 km

G
1996-02-17 05:59:30 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 33 km depth
Biak, Indonesia

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1996-02-17 05:59:30 UTC at 05:59
February 17, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -0.891, 136.952
99.2 km from Biak (61.2 miles)

Biak, Indonesia

Depth: 33 km

H

8.2 magnitude earthquake

1989-05-23 10:54:46 UTC at 10:54
May 23, 1989 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -52.341, 160.568
869.2 km from Invercargill (540.2 miles)

Macquarie Island

Depth: 10 km

I
1998-03-25 03:12:25 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 10 km depth
Balleny Islands

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1998-03-25 03:12:25 UTC at 03:12
March 25, 1998 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -62.877, 149.527

Balleny Islands

Depth: 10 km

J
2009-09-29 17:48:10 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 18 km depth
Apia, Western Samoa

8.1 magnitude earthquake

2009-09-29 17:48:10 UTC at 17:48
September 29, 2009 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -15.489, -172.095
188.2 km from Apia (117.2 miles)

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 18 km



A

8.1 magnitude earthquake

2007-04-01 20:39:58 UTC at 20:39
April 01, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -8.466, 157.043
300.2 km from Arawa (186.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 24 km

B
2007-01-13 04:23:21 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 10 km depth
Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan

8.1 magnitude earthquake

2007-01-13 04:23:21 UTC at 04:23
January 13, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 46.243, 154.524
778.2 km from Nemuro (483.2 miles)

Northwest Of Kuril Islands

Depth: 10 km

C

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1977-04-21 04:24:09 UTC at 04:24
April 21, 1977 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -9.965, 160.731
104.2 km from Honiara (64.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 33 km

D
1975-05-26 09:11:51 UTC 8.1 magnitude, 33 km depth
Machico, Madeira, Portugal

8.1 magnitude earthquake

1975-05-26 09:11:51 UTC at 09:11
May 26, 1975 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 35.997, -17.649
376.2 km from Machico (233.2 miles)

North Atlantic Ocean

Depth: 33 km

E

8.1 magnitude earthquake

2004-12-23 14:59:04 UTC at 14:59
December 23, 2004 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -49.312, 161.345
615.2 km from Invercargill (382.2 miles)

North Of Macquarie Island

Depth: 10 km

F

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1986-05-07 22:47:10 UTC at 22:47
May 07, 1986 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 51.52, -174.776

Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Island

Depth: 33 km

G

8.0 magnitude earthquake

2007-08-15 23:40:57 UTC at 23:40
August 15, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.386, -76.603
40.2 km from San Vicente de Cañete (25.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Central Peru

Depth: 39 km

H
1980-07-17 19:42:23 UTC 8.0 magnitude, 33 km depth
Luganville, Sanma, Vanuatu

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1980-07-17 19:42:23 UTC at 19:42
July 17, 1980 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -12.525, 165.916
361.2 km from Luganville (224.2 miles)

Santa Cruz Islands

Depth: 33 km

I

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1977-08-19 06:08:55 UTC at 06:08
August 19, 1977 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.085, 118.464
254.2 km from Waingapu (157.2 miles)

South Of Sumbawa, Indonesia

Depth: 33 km

J
2006-05-03 15:26:40 UTC 8.0 magnitude, 55 km depth
Apia, Western Samoa

8.0 magnitude earthquake

2006-05-03 15:26:40 UTC at 15:26
May 03, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.187, -174.123
752.2 km from Apia (467.2 miles)

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 55 km



A

8.0 magnitude earthquake

2000-11-16 04:54:56 UTC at 04:54
November 16, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.98, 152.169
42.2 km from Kokopo (26.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

B
1995-10-09 15:35:53 UTC 8.0 magnitude, 33 km depth
El Colomo, Colima, Mexico

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1995-10-09 15:35:53 UTC at 15:35
October 09, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 19.055, -104.205
4.2 km from El Colomo (2.2 miles)

East Central Pacific Ocean

Depth: 33 km

C

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1995-07-30 05:11:23 UTC at 05:11
July 30, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -23.34, -70.294
36.2 km from Antofagasta (22.2 miles)

Depth: 45 km

D

8.0 magnitude earthquake

1985-09-19 13:17:47 UTC at 13:17
September 19, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 18.19, -102.533
38.2 km from Las Guacamayas (24.2 miles)

East Central Pacific Ocean

Depth: 27 km

E

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2014-06-23 20:53:09 UTC at 20:53
June 23, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 51.797, 178.76

Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands

Depth: 107 km

F

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1976-08-16 16:11:07 UTC at 16:11
August 16, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 6.262, 124.023
32.2 km from Kalamansig (20.2 miles)

Philippine Islands

Depth: 33 km

G

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2007-09-12 23:49:03 UTC at 23:49
September 12, 2007 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -2.625, 100.841
85.2 km from Sungaipenuh (53.2 miles)

South Indian Ocean

Depth: 35 km

H

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1983-03-18 09:05:50 UTC at 09:05
March 18, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.883, 153.581
157.2 km from Kokopo (97.2 miles)

Depth: 88 km

I
2011-03-11 06:15:40 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 42 km depth
Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2011-03-11 06:15:40 UTC at 06:15
March 11, 2011 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 36.281, 141.111
46.2 km from Oarai (28.2 miles)

Eastern Honshu, Japan

Depth: 42 km

J

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1987-11-30 19:23:19 UTC at 19:23
November 30, 1987 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 58.679, -142.786
487.2 km from Anchorage (302.2 miles)

Gulf Of Alaska

Depth: 10 km



A

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1996-06-17 11:22:18 UTC at 11:22
June 17, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -7.137, 122.589
169.2 km from Maumere (105.2 miles)

Flores Sea

Depth: 587 km

B

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1996-06-10 04:03:35 UTC at 04:03
June 10, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 51.564, -177.632

Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Island

Depth: 33 km

C

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1996-01-01 08:05:10 UTC at 08:05
January 01, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 0.729, 119.931
181.2 km from Palu (113.2 miles)

Makassar Strait, Indonesia

Depth: 24 km

D
1978-11-29 19:52:47 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 18 km depth
Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1978-11-29 19:52:47 UTC at 19:52
November 29, 1978 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 16.01, -96.591
20.2 km from Miahuatlán (12.2 miles)

Coast Of Mexico

Depth: 18 km

E

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2000-06-18 14:44:13 UTC at 14:44
June 18, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -13.802, 97.453

South Indian Ocean

Depth: 10 km

F

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2000-06-04 16:28:26 UTC at 16:28
June 04, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.721, 102.087
104.2 km from Bengkulu (64.2 miles)

South Indian Ocean

Depth: 33 km

G

7.9 magnitude earthquake

2002-11-03 22:12:41 UTC at 22:12
November 03, 2002 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 63.517, -147.444
147.2 km from Fairbanks (91.2 miles)

Central Alaska

Depth: 4 km

H

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1975-07-20 14:37:39 UTC at 14:37
July 20, 1975 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.59, 155.054
68.2 km from Arawa (42.2 miles)

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 49 km

I
1995-12-03 18:01:08 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 33 km depth
Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1995-12-03 18:01:08 UTC at 18:01
December 03, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 44.663, 149.3
333.2 km from Nemuro (207.2 miles)

Kuril Islands

Depth: 33 km

J
1979-09-12 05:17:51 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 5 km depth
Biak, Indonesia

7.9 magnitude earthquake

1979-09-12 05:17:51 UTC at 05:17
September 12, 1979 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -1.679, 136.04
57.2 km from Biak (35.2 miles)

Biak, Indonesia

Depth: 5 km