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Mw 6.5+ Earthquake occurrences in 2012
Date Zone/Region Magnitude (Mw) Year
December 21 VANUATU6.82012
December 10 BANDA SEA7.12012
December 07 JAPAN7.32012
November 11 GUATEMALA6.52012
November 11 MYANMAR6.82012
November 07 GUATEMALA7.42012
October 28 CANADA7.72012
October 24 COSTA RICA6.52012
October 12 INDONESIA6.72012
September 30 COLOMBIA7.32012
September 05 COSTA RICA7.62012
August 31 PHILIPPINES7.62012
August 30 JAN MAYEN ISLAND6.82012
August 27 EL SALVADOR7.32012
August 26 MOLUCCA SEA6.62012
August 14 SEA OF OKHOTSK7.72012
July 28 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.62012
July 26 MAURITIUS6.72012
July 25 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.52012
May 28 ARGENTINA6.72012
April 28 TONGA6.72012
April 21 INDONESIA6.62012
April 17 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.82012
April 17 CHILE6.72012
April 14 VANUATU6.52012
April 12 CALIFORNIA6.92012
April 11 MEXICO6.52012
April 11 SUMATRA8.22012
April 11 SUMATRA8.62012
March 25 CHILE7.12012
March 21 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.62012
March 20 MEXICO7.42012
March 14 JAPAN6.92012
March 09 VANUATU6.72012
March 03 LOYALTY ISLANDS6.62012
February 26 RUSSIA6.72012
February 06 PHILIPPINES6.72012
February 02 VANUATU7.12012
January 15 SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS6.72012
January 10 SUMATRA7.32012
January 09 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS6.62012
January 01 JAPAN6.82012
Global Seismic Risk by Countries (GSR-C) for Mw 6.5+ earthquakes
# Zone/Region (# of events) Average Mw Global Seismic Risk (GSR)
1. VANUATU (4)6.78 7.1693 %
2. SUMATRA (3)8.03 6.3757 %
3. JAPAN (3)7.00 5.5556 %
4. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (3)6.67 5.2910 %
5. PHILIPPINES (2)7.15 3.7831 %
6. COSTA RICA (2)7.05 3.7302 %
7. GUATEMALA (2)6.95 3.6772 %
8. MEXICO (2)6.95 3.6772 %
9. CHILE (2)6.90 3.6508 %
10. INDONESIA (2)6.65 3.5185 %
11. CANADA (1)7.70 2.0370 %
12. SEA OF OKHOTSK (1)7.70 2.0370 %
13. COLOMBIA (1)7.30 1.9312 %
14. EL SALVADOR (1)7.30 1.9312 %
15. BANDA SEA (1)7.10 1.8783 %
16. CALIFORNIA (1)6.90 1.8254 %
17. JAN MAYEN ISLAND (1)6.80 1.7989 %
18. MYANMAR (1)6.80 1.7989 %
19. ARGENTINA (1)6.70 1.7725 %
20. MAURITIUS (1)6.70 1.7725 %
21. RUSSIA (1)6.70 1.7725 %
22. SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS (1)6.70 1.7725 %
23. TONGA (1)6.70 1.7725 %
24. LOYALTY ISLANDS (1)6.60 1.7460 %
25. MOLUCCA SEA (1)6.60 1.7460 %
26. SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (1)6.60 1.7460 %
27. SOLOMON ISLANDS (1)6.50 1.7196 %
Month (2012) Number of earthquakes in 2012 Average Mw
December37.07
November36.90
October36.97
September27.45
August57.20
July36.60
May16.70
April97.06
March66.88
February36.83
January46.85
Year Mw6.5 - Mw6.9 Mw7.0 - Mw7.9 Mw8.0 - Mw8.9 Mw9.0+
2012271320
2011331801
201031910
2009121810
20088910
2007171550
20069930
2005151010
2004141611
2003141410
200251400
TOTAL:157155162

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  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 01. JAPAN (12.64%)
  • 02. MEXICO (7.16%)
  • 03. INDONESIA (6.55%)
  • 04. CHILE (5.61%)
  • 05. TURKEY (5.38%)
  • 06. SUMATRA (4.95%)
  • 07. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (4.62%)
  • 08. NEW ZEALAND (4.49%)
  • 09. FIJI (3.33%)
  • 10. IRAN (2.39%)
  • 11. PAKISTAN (2.32%)
  • 12. PERU (2.32%)
  • 13. ITALY (2.31%)
  • 14. COLOMBIA (2.26%)
  • 15. KERMADEC ISLANDS (2.16%)
  • MOST RISKY DAYS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE TO OCCUR
  • 01. SUNDAY (14.9844%)
  • 02. FRIDAY (14.6722%)
  • 03. TUESDAY (14.6722%)
  • 04. SATURDAY (14.6722%)
  • 05. WEDNESDAY (14.36%)
  • 06. MONDAY (14.36%)
  • 07. THURSDAY (12.2789%)
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