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List, maps and statistics of the 20 largest earthquakes in 2016

updated: 4 Dec 02:29 -
Top 20 earthquakes worldwide, 2016
Top 20 earthquakes worldwide, 2016

#1: M 7.9 New Ireland Region, P.N.G. -

Time (GMT): Saturday, 17 Dec 2016 10:51
Hypocenter depth: 93.0 km

#2: M 7.9 South Island, New Zealand -

Time (GMT): Sunday, 13 Nov 2016 11:02
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#3: M 7.8 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador -

Time (GMT): Saturday, 16 Apr 2016 23:58
Hypocenter depth: 19.2 km
Local time at epicenter: 2016-04-16 18:58:37 -05:00


#4: M 7.7 Solomon Islands -

Time (GMT): Thursday, 8 Dec 2016 17:38
Hypocenter depth: 38.0 km

#5: M 7.7 Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia -

Time (GMT): Wednesday, 2 Mar 2016 12:49
Hypocenter depth: 22.0 km

#6: M 7.6 39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile -

Time (GMT): Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 14:22
Hypocenter depth: 34.6 km
Local time at epicenter: 2016-12-25 10:22:27 -04:00

#7: M 7.6 Mariana Islands -

Time (GMT): Friday, 29 Jul 2016 21:18
Hypocenter depth: 245.0 km

#8: M 7.5 South Georgia Island Region -

Time (GMT): Friday, 19 Aug 2016 07:32
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#9: M 7.2 Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia -

Time (GMT): Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 03:25
Hypocenter depth: 162.0 km

#10: M 7.1 Southeast of Loyalty Islands -

Time (GMT): Friday, 12 Aug 2016 01:26
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#11: M 7.1 South Sandwich Islands Region -

Time (GMT): Saturday, 28 May 2016 09:47
Hypocenter depth: 75.0 km

#12: M 7.1 83km E of Old Iliamna, Alaska -

Time (GMT): Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 10:30
Hypocenter depth: 127.8 km
Local time at epicenter: 2016-01-24 01:30:30 -09:00

#13: M 7.0 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. -

Time (GMT): Thursday, 1 Sep 2016 16:37
Hypocenter depth: 26.0 km

#14: M 7.0 North of Ascension Island -

Time (GMT): Monday, 29 Aug 2016 04:29
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#15: M 7.0 Vanuatu Islands -

Time (GMT): Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 19:33
Hypocenter depth: 28.0 km

#16: M 7.0 KYUSHU, JAPAN -

Time (GMT): Friday, 15 Apr 2016 16:25
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#17: M 6.9 Off Coast of Central America -

Time (GMT): Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 18:43
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#18: M 6.9 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan -

Time (GMT): Monday, 21 Nov 2016 20:59
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

#19: M 6.9 Fiji Islands Region -

Time (GMT): Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 21:28
Hypocenter depth: 592.0 km

#20: M 6.9 Myanmar-India Border Region -

Time (GMT): Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016 13:55
Hypocenter depth: 136.0 km

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