The Biggest Earthquakes Ever

There have been: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 70 earthquakes today
  • 640 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 3,121 earthquakes in the past month
  • 38,065 earthquakes in the past year

The biggest earthquake:

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A
1990-04-05 21:12:35 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 11 km depth
Mariana Islands

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1990-04-05 21:12:35 UTC at 21:12
April 05, 1990 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 15.125, 147.596

Mariana Islands

Depth: 11 km

B

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1977-11-23 09:26:24 UTC at 09:26
November 23, 1977 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.028, -67.767
92.2 km from San Juan (57.2 miles)

Depth: 13 km

C

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2006-05-16 10:39:23 UTC at 10:39
May 16, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -31.81, -179.307

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 152 km

D

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2006-01-02 06:10:49 UTC at 06:10
January 02, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -60.957, -21.606

Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Depth: 13 km

E

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1984-11-17 06:49:30 UTC at 06:49
November 17, 1984 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 0.197, 98.027
191.2 km from Sibolga (119.2 miles)

Nias, Indonesia

Depth: 33 km

F

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1984-11-01 04:48:50 UTC at 04:48
November 01, 1984 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 8.185, -38.794

Central Mid Atlantic Ridge

Depth: 10 km

G

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1996-08-05 22:38:22 UTC at 22:38
August 05, 1996 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.69, -178.31

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 550 km

H

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1988-08-10 04:38:26 UTC at 04:38
August 10, 1988 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.366, 160.819
141.2 km from Honiara (87.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 34 km

I
1982-01-11 06:10:06 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 45 km depth
Tiwi, Albay, Philippines

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1982-01-11 06:10:06 UTC at 06:10
January 11, 1982 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 13.752, 124.358
80.2 km from Tiwi (49.2 miles)

Philippine Islands

Depth: 45 km

J

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2010-12-21 17:19:40 UTC at 17:19
December 21, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 26.901, 143.698

Bonin Islands, Japan

Depth: 14 km



A

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2010-07-23 23:15:10 UTC at 23:15
July 23, 2010 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 6.776, 123.259
89.2 km from Margosatubig (55.2 miles)

Philippine Islands

Depth: 640 km

B

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1974-07-30 05:12:40 UTC at 05:12
July 30, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 36.353, 70.763
57.2 km from Jurm (35.2 miles)

Hindu Kush, Afghanistan

Depth: 211 km

C

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1978-12-12 11:44:16 UTC at 11:44
December 12, 1978 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.33, 123.492
45.2 km from Margosatubig (28.2 miles)

Philippine Islands

Depth: 33 km

D

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1978-11-05 22:02:07 UTC at 22:02
November 05, 1978 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -11.132, 162.136
305.2 km from Honiara (189.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 33 km

E
1978-07-23 14:42:36 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 17 km depth
Taitung, T'ai-wan, Taiwan

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1978-07-23 14:42:36 UTC at 14:42
July 23, 1978 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 22.282, 121.512
64.2 km from Taitung (39.2 miles)

Depth: 17 km

F

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2000-08-06 07:27:12 UTC at 07:27
August 06, 2000 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 28.856, 139.556

Bonin Islands, Japan

Depth: 394 km

G
2002-11-02 01:26:10 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 30 km depth
Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2002-11-02 01:26:10 UTC at 01:26
November 02, 2002 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.824, 96.085
146.2 km from Meulaboh (90.2 miles)

Simeulue, Indonesia

Depth: 30 km

H

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2002-03-03 12:08:19 UTC at 12:08
March 03, 2002 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 36.502, 70.482
51.2 km from Jurm (31.2 miles)

Hindu Kush, Afghanistan

Depth: 225 km

I

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1981-10-25 03:22:15 UTC at 03:22
October 25, 1981 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 18.048, -102.084
14.2 km from Las Guacamayas (9.2 miles)

East Central Pacific Ocean

Depth: 33 km

J
1995-09-14 14:04:31 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 23 km depth
Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1995-09-14 14:04:31 UTC at 14:04
September 14, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 16.779, -98.597
21.2 km from Ometepec (13.2 miles)

East Central Pacific Ocean

Depth: 23 km



A
1995-04-07 22:06:56 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 21 km depth
Apia, Western Samoa

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1995-04-07 22:06:56 UTC at 22:06
April 07, 1995 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -15.199, -173.529
246.2 km from Apia (153.2 miles)

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 21 km

B

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1985-07-03 04:36:51 UTC at 04:36
July 03, 1985 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -4.439, 152.828
63.2 km from Kokopo (39.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

C
2004-09-05 14:57:18 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 10 km depth
Shingu, Wakayama, Japan

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2004-09-05 14:57:18 UTC at 14:57
September 05, 2004 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 33.184, 137.071
118.2 km from Shingu (73.2 miles)

Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan

Depth: 10 km

D

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1989-12-15 18:43:45 UTC at 18:43
December 15, 1989 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 8.337, 126.729
43.2 km from Hinatuan (27.2 miles)

Philippine Islands

Depth: 24 km

E
1989-11-01 18:25:34 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 28 km depth
Miyako, Iwate, Japan

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1989-11-01 18:25:34 UTC at 18:25
November 01, 1989 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 39.837, 142.76
72.2 km from Miyako (45.2 miles)

Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan

Depth: 28 km

F

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2008-11-16 17:02:32 UTC at 17:02
November 16, 2008 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.271, 122.091
135.2 km from Gorontalo (84.2 miles)

Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Depth: 30 km

G
2008-02-20 08:08:30 UTC 7.4 magnitude, 26 km depth
Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia

7.4 magnitude earthquake

2008-02-20 08:08:30 UTC at 08:08
February 20, 2008 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 2.768, 95.964
153.2 km from Meulaboh (95.2 miles)

Simeulue, Indonesia

Depth: 26 km

H

7.4 magnitude earthquake

1999-04-05 11:08:04 UTC at 11:08
April 05, 1999 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -5.591, 149.568
64.2 km from Kimbe (40.2 miles)

Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Depth: 150 km

I

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2014-10-14 03:51:35 UTC at 03:51
October 14, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 12.576, -88.047
87.2 km from La Unión (54.2 miles)

Near Coast Of Nicaragua

Depth: 40 km

J

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2013-07-15 14:03:43 UTC at 14:03
July 15, 2013 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -60.868, -25.144

South Sandwich Islands

Depth: 30 km



A

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2013-07-07 18:35:30 UTC at 18:35
July 07, 2013 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -3.923, 153.92
189.2 km from Kokopo (117.2 miles)

Depth: 386 km

B
2012-12-07 08:18:23 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 31 km depth
Ofunato, Iwate, Japan

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2012-12-07 08:18:23 UTC at 08:18
December 07, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 37.89, 143.949
235.2 km from Ofunato (146.2 miles)

East Coast Of Honshu, Japan

Depth: 31 km

C
2012-09-30 16:31:35 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 170 km depth
Pitalito, Huila, Colombia

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2012-09-30 16:31:35 UTC at 16:31
September 30, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 1.929, -76.362
34.2 km from Pitalito (21.2 miles)

Colombia Ecuador Border

Depth: 170 km

D

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2012-08-27 04:37:19 UTC at 04:37
August 27, 2012 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 12.139, -88.59
127.2 km from Puerto El Triunfo (79.2 miles)

Coast Of El Salvador

Depth: 28 km

E

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2011-09-15 19:31:04 UTC at 19:31
September 15, 2011 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.611, -179.528

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 644 km

F
1976-11-30 00:40:57 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 82 km depth
Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1976-11-30 00:40:57 UTC at 00:40
November 30, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -20.52, -68.919
134.2 km from Iquique (83.2 miles)

Depth: 82 km

G

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1976-11-24 12:22:18 UTC at 12:22
November 24, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 39.121, 44.029
43.2 km from Maku (27.2 miles)

Turkey Iran Border

Depth: 36 km

H
1994-10-09 07:55:39 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 33 km depth
Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1994-10-09 07:55:39 UTC at 07:55
October 09, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 43.905, 147.916
199.2 km from Nemuro (124.2 miles)

Kuril Islands

Depth: 33 km

I
1994-07-21 18:36:31 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 471 km depth
Vrangel, Primor'ye, Russia

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1994-07-21 18:36:31 UTC at 18:36
July 21, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 42.34, 132.865
46.2 km from Vrangel (29.2 miles)

E. Russia N.E. China Border

Depth: 471 km

J
1997-05-10 07:57:29 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 10 km depth
Gonabad, Khorasan, Iran

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1997-05-10 07:57:29 UTC at 07:57
May 10, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 33.825, 59.809
117.2 km from Gonabad (72.2 miles)

Eastern Iran

Depth: 10 km



A

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2009-11-09 10:44:55 UTC at 10:44
November 09, 2009 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -17.239, 178.331

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 595 km

B
2009-05-28 08:24:46 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 19 km depth
Tocoa, Colon, Honduras

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2009-05-28 08:24:46 UTC at 08:24
May 28, 2009 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 16.731, -86.217
119.2 km from Tocoa (73.2 miles)

North Of Honduras

Depth: 19 km

C
1992-12-20 20:52:47 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 77 km depth
Tual, Indonesia

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1992-12-20 20:52:47 UTC at 20:52
December 20, 1992 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -6.582, 130.393
280.2 km from Tual (174.2 miles)

Kep. Tanimbar, Indonesia

Depth: 77 km

D

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1992-08-19 02:04:37 UTC at 02:04
August 19, 1992 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 42.142, 73.575
58.2 km from Toktogul (36.2 miles)

Central Kazakhstan

Depth: 27 km

E

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1992-06-28 11:57:34 UTC at 11:57
June 28, 1992 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 34.201, -116.436
9.2 km from Yucca Valley (6.2 miles)

Southern California

Depth: 1 km

F

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1992-05-17 10:15:31 UTC at 10:15
May 17, 1992 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 7.191, 126.762
24.2 km from Manay (15.2 miles)

Philippine Islands

Depth: 33 km

G
2003-12-27 16:00:59 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 10 km depth
, New Caledonia

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2003-12-27 16:00:59 UTC at 16:00
December 27, 2003 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.015, 169.766
287.2 km from (178.2 miles)

South Pacific Ocean

Depth: 10 km

H
2003-09-27 11:33:25 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 16 km depth
Ak-Dovurak, Tuva, Russia

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2003-09-27 11:33:25 UTC at 11:33
September 27, 2003 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 50.038, 87.813
234.2 km from Ak-Dovurak (145.2 miles)

Southwestern Siberia, Russia

Depth: 16 km

I

7.3 magnitude earthquake

2003-01-20 08:43:06 UTC at 08:43
January 20, 2003 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -10.491, 160.77
148.2 km from Honiara (92.2 miles)

Solomon Islands

Depth: 33 km

J
1983-08-06 15:43:51 UTC 7.3 magnitude, 2 km depth
Kavála, Kavala, Greece

7.3 magnitude earthquake

1983-08-06 15:43:51 UTC at 15:43
August 06, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at 40.142, 24.766
94.2 km from Kavála (58.2 miles)

Aegean Sea

Depth: 2 km