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Latest major quakes worldwide in the past 30 days - list, stats and map

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Mag. 5.2 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, Chiba, Japan -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 6.3 Southern East Pacific Rise - Feb 22, 2024 -
Updated: Mar 1, 2024 07:02 GMT -
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Number of quakes per year

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In the past 30 days, there were 33,101 quakes of magnitudes up to 6.3:

  • 6 quakes above magnitude 6
  • 115 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 1,106 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 3,643 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 8,968 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 19,263 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest today: Mag. 5.2 Earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 44 km E of Mobara, Chiba, Japan -
Strongest: Mag. 6.3 Earthquake Southern East Pacific Rise -
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Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 29, 20:43 GMT
Mar 1, 05:43 am (GMT +9)
5.2

24 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 82 reports
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Feb 29, 20:19 GMT
Mar 1, 04:19 am (GMT +8)
5.0

10 km
Indian Ocean, 217 km south of Nusa Barung Island, East Java, Indonesia
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Feb 29, 12:16 GMT
Feb 29, 12:16 pm (universal)
5.0

10 km
Solomon Sea, 45 km southwest of Mbanika Island, Solomon Islands
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 09:35 GMT
Feb 29, 09:35 am (universal)
5.1

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 12 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 20 reports
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Feb 29, 09:22 GMT
Feb 29, 09:22 am (universal)
5.0

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 mi southeast of Tanaga Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Feb 29, 06:24 GMT
Feb 29, 06:24 am (universal)
5.1

10 km
North of Severnaya Zemlya
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 00:23 GMT
Feb 29, 08:23 am (GMT +8)
5.4

11 km
Philippine Sea, 87 km northeast of Bislig City, Philippines
I FELT IT - 11 reports
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Feb 29, 00:10 GMT
Feb 29, 08:10 am (GMT +8)
5.3

50 km
Philippine Sea, 81 km northeast of Bislig City, Philippines
I FELT IT - 11 reports
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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 28, 15:50 GMT
Feb 28, 05:50 am (Adak)
5.5

119 km
278 mi east of Attu Station, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA
I FELT IT
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Feb 28, 05:56 GMT
Feb 28, 04:56 pm (GMT +11)
5.4

10 km
Macquarie Island Region
I FELT IT
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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 27, 14:27 GMT
Feb 28, 12:27 am (Port Moresby)
5.0

36 km
Solomon Sea, 101 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1015 joules (357 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.1 x 105 tons of TNT or 19.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes is not because global seismic activity has increased, but because the number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has been constantly increasing.
This is most evident if one looks at the number of smaller earthquakes (below magnitude 5). For larger quakes (magnitude 5 or more), the effect disappears after around the 1990s. Since then, the global coverage of earthquake of larger quakes has been nearly complete.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 3,100,000 quakes on average per year worldwide:
  • Mag. 8 or higher: 0.6 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.7 years)
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 8.6 quakes per year
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 85 quakes per year
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1,900 quakes per year (or 5.1 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 14,000 quakes per year (or 39.3 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 48,000 quakes per year (or 133 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 130,000 quakes per year (or 349 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 300,000 quakes per year (or 832 quakes per day)

Number of recent quakes worldwide by magnitude

Past 24 hours
7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
Table
Mag
 
Number of quakes (918 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.54%)
4+
43 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (4.68%)
3+
107 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (11.66%)
2+
255 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (27.78%)
below M2
508 quakes
(55.34%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (7,204 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
31 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.43%)
4+
244 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (3.39%)
3+
790 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (10.97%)
2+
1,810 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (25.12%)
below M2
4,329 quakes
(60.09%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (33,101 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.02%)
5+
115 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.35%)
4+
1,106 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (3.34%)
3+
3,643 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (11.01%)
2+
8,968 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (27.09%)
below M2
19,263 quakes
(58.19%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (99,396 in total as 100%)
7+
4 quakes
Mag 7 or higher
6+
34 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.03%)
5+
592 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.6%)
4+
3,603 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (3.62%)
3+
12,008 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (12.08%)
2+
26,326 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (26.49%)
below M2
56,829 quakes
(57.17%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (411,707 in total as 100%)
7+
13 quakes
Mag 7 or higher
6+
158 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.04%)
5+
1,844 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.45%)
4+
15,418 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (3.74%)
3+
46,603 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (11.32%)
2+
104,109 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (25.29%)
below M2
243,562 quakes
(59.16%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,196,485 in total as 100%)
8+
3 quakes
Mag 8 or higher
7+
46 quakes
betw. Mag 7 - 8
6+
445 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.04%)
5+
6,146 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.51%)
4+
50,064 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (4.18%)
3+
144,838 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (12.11%)
2+
314,234 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (26.26%)
below M2
680,709 quakes
(56.89%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (3,069,763 in total as 100%)
8+
8 quakes
Mag 8 or higher
7+
135 quakes
betw. Mag 7 - 8
6+
1,344 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.04%)
5+
18,110 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.59%)
4+
125,971 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (4.1%)
3+
343,334 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (11.18%)
2+
796,732 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (25.95%)
below M2
1,784,129 quakes
(58.12%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+M8+
Past 24 hours918 quakes381255107435---
Past 7 days7,204 quakes2,9531,81079024431---
Past 30 days33,101 quakes13,9868,9683,6431,1061156--
Past 90 days99,396 quakes41,16126,32612,0083,603592344-
Past 365 days411,707 quakes169,649104,10946,60315,4181,84415813-
Past 3 years1,196,485 quakes676,779314,234144,83850,0646,146445463
Past 10 years3,069,763 quakes1,780,201796,732343,334125,97118,1101,3441358
Magnitude 0.0+, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 30 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 7 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and seismic energy over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: Past 90 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 30 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 7 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 24 hours
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2023
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and energy distribution

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and energy distribution: Past 90 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 30 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 7 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 24 hours
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2023
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2024 so far

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Largest Quakes worldwide

Strongest in 10 years

Mag. 8.2 earthquake Chignik Earthquake, Gulf of Alaska - Jul 28, 2021 -
The largest quake that occurred worldwide during the past 10 years was a magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit Gulf of Alaska,  USA, 3 years ago on Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021, at 09:15 pm (GMT -9).

Strongest since 1900

Mag. 9.5 earthquake 38 km south of Cañete, Biobio, Chile - May 22, 1960 -
64 years ago, Biobio,  Chile, was hit by a magnitude 9.5 quake on Sunday, May 22, 1960, at 03:11 pm local time (America/Santiago GMT -4). This was the largest earthquake to have occurred worldwide in more than 100 years (since 1900).
Below is a list and map of the largest quakes worldwide in recent years and since 1900.
Date and TimeMag
Depth
###DIST_LABEL###LocationDetailsMap
Jan 9, 2023 17:47 GMT
Jan 10, 2023 02:47 am (Jayapura)
7.9

131 km
Banda Sea, 101 km northeast of Metang Island, Maluku, Indonesia 880 reportsMore
Aug 12, 2021 18:35 GMT
Aug 12, 2021 04:35 pm (GMT -2)
8.1

48 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 1 reportMore
Jul 29, 2021 06:15 GMT
Jul 28, 2021 09:15 pm (GMT -9)
8.2

32 km
Chignik Earthquake, Gulf of Alaska 193 reportsMore
Mar 4, 2021 19:28 GMT
Mar 5, 2021 07:28 am (GMT +12)
8.1

27 km
South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand 15 reportsMore
May 26, 2019 07:41 GMT
May 26, 2019 02:41 am (Lima)
8.0

109 km
85 km southeast of Lagunas, Loreto, Peru 772 reportsMore
Aug 19, 2018 00:19 GMT
Aug 19, 2018 12:19 pm (Fiji)
8.1

566 km
South Pacific Ocean, 115 km northeast of Tavunasici Island, Eastern, Fiji 58 reportsMore
Jan 23, 2018 09:31 GMT
Jan 23, 2018 12:31 am (GMT -9)
7.9

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 181 mi southeast of Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska, USA 130 reportsMore
Sep 8, 2017 04:49 GMT
Sep 7, 2017 10:49 pm (GMT -6)
8.1

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southwest of Topon, Chiapas, Mexico 317 reportsMore
Nov 24, 2015 22:48 GMT
Nov 24, 2015 07:48 pm (Asuncion)
8.2

0 km
Boqueron, Paraguay 2 reportsMore
Apr 1, 2014 23:46 GMT
Apr 1, 2014 06:46 pm (GMT -5)
8.2

20 km
South Pacific Ocean, Chile 14 reportsMore
May 24, 2013 05:44 GMT
May 24, 2013 04:44 pm (GMT +11)
8.3

609 km
Sea of Okhotsk 34 reportsMore
Feb 6, 2013 01:12 GMT
Feb 6, 2013 12:12 pm (GMT +11)
8.0

29 km
Coral Sea, Solomon Islands More
Apr 11, 2012 10:43 GMT
Apr 11, 2012 04:43 pm (GMT +6)
8.2

25 km
Indian Ocean, Indonesia More
Apr 11, 2012 08:38 GMT
Apr 11, 2012 02:38 pm (GMT +6)
8.6

20 km
Indian Ocean, 437 km southwest of Banda Aceh, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia More
Mar 11, 2011 05:46 GMT
Mar 11, 2011 02:46 pm (GMT +9)
9.1

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan More
Feb 27, 2010 06:34 GMT
Feb 27, 2010 03:34 am (Santiago)
8.8

23 km
South Pacific Ocean, 89 km northwest of Chillan, Diguillin, Ñuble, Chile More
May 23, 1989 10:54 GMT
May 23, 1989 09:54 pm (GMT +11)
8.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 277 km northeast of Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia More
May 7, 1986 22:47 GMT
May 7, 1986 12:47 pm (GMT -10)
8.0

33 km
Bering Sea, 53 mi southwest of Atka, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA More
Sep 19, 1985 13:17 GMT
Sep 19, 1985 08:17 am (Mexico City)
8.0

28 km
41 km northwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico More
Mar 3, 1985 22:47 GMT
Mar 3, 1985 07:47 pm (Santiago)
8.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 25 km southwest of Valparaiso, Provincia de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile More
Aug 19, 1977 06:08 GMT
Aug 19, 1977 02:08 pm (GMT +8)
8.3

25 km
Indian Ocean, 215 km southwest of Tambolaka, Indonesia More
Jan 14, 1976 16:47 GMT
Jan 15, 1976 04:47 am (GMT +12)
8.0

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, 97 km north of Sunday Island, New Zealand More
Dec 2, 1972 00:19 GMT
Dec 2, 1972 08:19 am (GMT +8)
8.0

60 km
Philippine Sea, 77 km southeast of Mati, Philippines More
Jul 26, 1971 01:23 GMT
Jul 26, 1971 11:23 am (Port Moresby)
8.1

40 km
South Pacific Ocean, 96 km southwest of Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea More
Jul 14, 1971 06:11 GMT
Jul 14, 1971 04:11 pm (GMT +10)
8.0

40 km
Solomon Sea, 89 km west of Taiof Island, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea More
Jul 31, 1970 17:08 GMT
Jul 31, 1970 12:08 pm (Bogota)
8.0

645 km
Amazonas, Colombia More
Feb 4, 1965 05:01 GMT
Feb 3, 1965 07:01 pm (GMT -10)
8.7

30 km
Bering Sea, 94 mi west of Amatignak Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA More
Mar 28, 1964 03:36 GMT
Mar 27, 1964 06:36 pm (Anchorage)
9.2

25 km
Chugach, 37 mi southwest of Valdez, Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, USA More
Oct 13, 1963 05:17 GMT
Oct 13, 1963 03:17 pm (GMT +10)
8.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km east of Staten Island, Kurilsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia More
May 22, 1960 19:11 GMT
May 22, 1960 03:11 pm (Santiago)
9.5

25 km
38 km south of Cañete, Provincia de Arauco, Biobio, Chile More
Mar 9, 1957 14:22 GMT
Mar 9, 1957 04:22 am (GMT -10)
8.6

25 km
Bering Sea, 32 mi south of Chugul Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA More
Nov 4, 1952 16:58 GMT
Nov 5, 1952 04:58 am (GMT +12)
9.0

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia More
Aug 15, 1950 14:09 GMT
Aug 15, 1950 07:39 pm (Kolkata)
8.6

15 km
Anjaw, 59 km northeast of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, India More
Apr 1, 1946 12:29 GMT
Apr 1, 1946 03:29 am (GMT -9)
8.6

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 mi south of Sanak Island, Aleutians East, Alaska, USA More
Feb 1, 1938 19:04 GMT
Feb 2, 1938 04:04 am (Jayapura)
8.5

25 km
Banda Sea, 142 km northwest of Tual, Kota Tual, Maluku, Indonesia More
Jan 31, 1906 15:36 GMT
Jan 31, 1906 10:36 am (Guayaquil)
8.8

20 km
32 km east of Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas, Ecuador More

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