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Mw 6.5+ Earthquake occurrences in 2008
Date Zone/Region Magnitude (Mw) Year
December 20 JAPAN6.52008
December 09 KERMADEC ISLANDS6.92008
November 24 SEA OF OKHOTSK7.32008
November 22 LOYALTY ISLANDS6.72008
November 16 INDONESIA7.42008
November 10 CHINA6.52008
November 07 VANUATU6.52008
October 19 TONGA7.02008
October 16 MEXICO6.72008
October 06 CHINA6.62008
October 05 KYRGYZSTAN6.62008
September 29 KERMADEC ISLANDS7.02008
September 11 INDONESIA6.72008
September 11 JAPAN6.92008
September 10 ATLANTIC RIDGE6.52008
September 08 VANUATU6.52008
September 08 VANUATU7.02008
August 25 CHINA6.62008
August 09 MACQUARIE ISLAND6.52008
July 23 JAPAN6.82008
July 19 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS6.82008
July 19 JAPAN7.02008
July 05 SEA OF OKHOTSK7.72008
June 30 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS7.02008
June 27 ANDAMAN ISLANDS6.62008
June 13 JAPAN7.02008
May 23 ATLANTIC RIDGE6.52008
May 12 CHINA7.92008
May 09 GUAM6.72008
May 07 JAPAN6.72008
May 02 ALEUTIAN ISLANDS6.62008
April 12 MACQUARIE ISLAND7.12008
April 09 LOYALTY ISLANDS7.32008
March 29 SUMATRA6.52008
March 20 CHINA7.22008
March 12 VANUATU6.52008
March 03 KURIL ISLANDS6.52008
March 03 PHILIPPINES6.92008
February 25 INDONESIA7.02008
February 25 INDONESIA6.52008
February 23 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS6.82008
February 20 INDONESIA7.32008
February 14 GREECE6.92008
February 12 MEXICO6.52008
February 10 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS6.52008
February 08 ATLANTIC RIDGE6.92008
January 15 FIJI6.52008
January 05 CANADA6.62008
January 05 CANADA6.52008
Global Seismic Risk by Countries (GSR-C) for Mw 6.5+ earthquakes
# Zone/Region (# of events) Average Mw Global Seismic Risk (GSR)
1. JAPAN (6)6.82 9.2744 %
2. INDONESIA (5)6.98 7.9138 %
3. CHINA (5)6.96 7.8912 %
4. VANUATU (4)6.62 6.0091 %
5. SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (3)6.77 4.6032 %
6. ATLANTIC RIDGE (3)6.63 4.5125 %
7. SEA OF OKHOTSK (2)7.50 3.4014 %
8. LOYALTY ISLANDS (2)7.00 3.1746 %
9. KERMADEC ISLANDS (2)6.95 3.1519 %
10. MACQUARIE ISLAND (2)6.80 3.0839 %
11. MEXICO (2)6.60 2.9932 %
12. CANADA (2)6.55 2.9705 %
13. TONGA (1)7.00 1.5873 %
14. GREECE (1)6.90 1.5646 %
15. PHILIPPINES (1)6.90 1.5646 %
16. SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (1)6.80 1.5420 %
17. GUAM (1)6.70 1.5193 %
18. ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (1)6.60 1.4966 %
19. ANDAMAN ISLANDS (1)6.60 1.4966 %
20. KYRGYZSTAN (1)6.60 1.4966 %
21. FIJI (1)6.50 1.4739 %
22. KURIL ISLANDS (1)6.50 1.4739 %
23. SUMATRA (1)6.50 1.4739 %
Month (2008) Number of earthquakes in 2008 Average Mw
December26.70
November56.88
October46.72
September66.77
August26.55
July47.08
June36.87
May56.88
April27.20
March56.72
February86.80
January36.53
Year Mw6.5 - Mw6.9 Mw7.0 - Mw7.9 Mw8.0 - Mw8.9 Mw9.0+
2008341500
2007361530
2006251010
2005271110
2004171601
2003141410
200251400
200121510
20002410
19991800
19982400
TOTAL:16512681

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  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN OCTOBER 2017
  • 01. JAPAN (7.71%)
  • 02. MEXICO (4.86%)
  • 03. TURKEY (4.85%)
  • 04. INDONESIA (4.76%)
  • 05. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (4.74%)
  • 06. PERU (4.11%)
  • 07. SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (3.96%)
  • 08. CALIFORNIA (3.81%)
  • 09. KURIL ISLANDS (3.24%)
  • 10. ROMANIA (3.03%)
  • 11. NICARAGUA (2.99%)
  • 12. VANUATU (2.96%)
  • 13. PHILIPPINES (2.79%)
  • 14. RUSSIA (2.11%)
  • 15. BANDA SEA (2.01%)
  • MOST RISKY DAYS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE TO OCCUR
  • 01. SUNDAY (15.0772%)
  • 02. SATURDAY (14.8047%)
  • 03. FRIDAY (14.5322%)
  • 04. TUESDAY (14.5322%)
  • 05. MONDAY (14.3506%)
  • 06. WEDNESDAY (13.9873%)
  • 07. THURSDAY (12.7157%)
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