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Largest earthquakes worldwide on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

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Quakes since 1900:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 9
  • 93 quakes between magnitude 8 and 9
  • 1345 quakes between magnitude 7 and 8
Since 1900, there have been 5 quakes of magnitude 9.0 or above, 93 quakes between 8.0 and 9.0, and 1345 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 7.0 | Solomon Sea, 57 km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands -

Strongest quake: Mag. 9.5 | 38 km S of Cañete, Provincia de Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 7 or higher (1443 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Nov 22, 2022 02:03 GMT
Nov 22, 2022 1:03 pm (GMT +11)
7.0

14 km
53 km (33 mi) Solomon Sea, 57 km southwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands 10 reportsMore
Nov 12, 2022 07:09 GMT
Nov 12, 2022 8:09 pm (GMT +13)
7.0

587 km
295 km (183 mi) South Pacific Ocean, Fiji 3 reportsMore
Nov 11, 2022 10:48 GMT
Nov 10, 2022 11:48 pm (GMT -11)
7.3

25 km
263 km (163 mi) South Pacific Ocean, Tonga 13 reportsMore
Nov 9, 2022 09:51 GMT
Nov 9, 2022 9:51 pm (GMT +12)
7.0

665 km
443 km (275 mi)South Pacific Ocean More
Sep 19, 2022 18:05 GMT
Sep 19, 2022 1:05 pm (GMT -5)
7.7

15 km
148 km (92 mi) North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southeast of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico 1272 reportsMore
Sep 14, 2022 11:04 GMT
Sep 14, 2022 10:04 pm (GMT +11)
7.0

145 km
24 km (15 mi) South Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu 28 reportsMore
Sep 10, 2022 23:46 GMT
Sep 11, 2022 9:46 am (GMT +10)
7.6

90 km
111 km (69 mi) 78 km northwest of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea 166 reportsMore
Jul 27, 2022 00:43 GMT
Jul 27, 2022 8:43 am (GMT +8)
7.0

10 km
41 km (25 mi) Cordillera, 44 km east of Vigan, Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines 2352 reportsMore
May 26, 2022 12:02 GMT
May 26, 2022 7:02 am (GMT -5)
7.2

218 km
132 km (82 mi) 30 km east of Ayaviri, Puno, Peru 227 reportsMore
Mar 31, 2022 05:44 GMT
Mar 31, 2022 4:44 pm (GMT +11)
7.0

10 km
103 km (64 mi) South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia 2 reportsMore
Mar 16, 2022 14:36 GMT
Mar 16, 2022 11:36 pm (GMT +9)
7.3

63 km
112 km (70 mi) North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 101 reportsMore
Dec 29, 2021 18:25 GMT
Dec 30, 2021 3:25 am (GMT +9)
7.3

167 km
131 km (81 mi) Banda Sea, 122 km northeast of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste 1221 reportsMore
Dec 14, 2021 03:20 GMT
Dec 14, 2021 11:20 am (GMT +8)
7.3

16 km
96 km (60 mi) Banda Sea, 110 km north of Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 13 reportsMore
Nov 28, 2021 10:52 GMT
Nov 28, 2021 5:52 am (GMT -5)
7.5

113 km
323 km (201 mi) 43 km northwest of Barranca, Datem del Marañon, Loreto, Peru 755 reportsMore
Oct 2, 2021 06:29 GMT
Oct 2, 2021 6:29 pm (GMT +12)
7.2

525 km
322 km (200 mi)South Pacific Ocean 11 reportsMore
Sep 8, 2021 01:47 GMT
Sep 7, 2021 8:47 pm (GMT -5)
7.1

10 km
235 km (146 mi) North Pacific Ocean, 8 km south of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico 405 reportsMore
Aug 22, 2021 21:33 GMT
Aug 22, 2021 7:33 pm (GMT -2)
7.1

10 km
213 km (132 mi) South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 1 reportMore
Aug 14, 2021 12:29 GMT
Aug 14, 2021 8:29 am (GMT -4)
7.2

10 km
1083 km (673 mi) Département de Nippes, 37 km northeast of Les Cayes, Haiti 576 reportsMore
Aug 12, 2021 18:35 GMT
Aug 12, 2021 4:35 pm (GMT -2)
8.1

48 km
59 km (37 mi) South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 1 reportMore
Aug 12, 2021 18:32 GMT
Aug 12, 2021 4:32 pm (GMT -2)
7.5

63 km
107 km (66 mi) South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 3 reportsMore
Aug 11, 2021 17:46 GMT
Aug 12, 2021 1:46 am (GMT +8)
7.1

63 km
118 km (73 mi) Philippine Sea, 74 km southeast of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines 617 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5 x 1019 joules (1.4 x 107 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 1010 tons of TNT or 741965.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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