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Mw 6.5+ Earthquake occurrences in 2016
Date Zone/Region Magnitude (Mw) Year
December 25 CHILE7.62016
December 21 INDONESIA6.72016
December 17 PAPUA NEW GUINEA7.92016
December 09 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.92016
December 08 SOLOMON ISLANDS7.82016
December 08 CALIFORNIA6.52016
December 06 SUMATRA6.52016
November 25 CHINA6.62016
November 24 CENTRAL AMERICA7.02016
November 21 JAPAN6.92016
November 20 ARGENTINA6.52016
November 13 NEW ZEALAND7.92016
October 30 ITALY6.52016
October 19 INDONESIA6.62016
October 17 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.82016
September 24 FIJI6.72016
September 01 NEW ZEALAND7.02016
August 31 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.72016
August 29 NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND7.12016
August 24 MYANMAR6.82016
August 19 SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION7.52016
August 12 LOYALTY ISLANDS7.12016
July 29 MARIANA ISLANDS7.72016
May 28 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS7.22016
May 28 FIJI6.62016
May 27 FIJI6.52016
May 18 ECUADOR6.72016
May 18 ECUADOR6.82016
April 29 NORTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE6.62016
April 28 VANUATU7.02016
April 16 ECUADOR7.82016
April 15 JAPAN7.02016
April 14 VANUATU6.52016
April 13 MYANMAR6.92016
April 10 AFGHANISTAN6.62016
April 07 VANUATU6.62016
April 06 VANUATU6.72016
April 03 VANUATU6.92016
March 02 SUMATRA7.82016
February 08 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.52016
January 30 KAMCHATKA7.22016
January 24 ALASKA7.12016
January 21 MEXICO6.62016
January 14 JAPAN6.72016
January 11 INDONESIA6.52016
January 03 INDIA6.72016
Global Seismic Risk by Countries (GSR-C) for Mw 6.5+ earthquakes
# Zone/Region (# of events) Average Mw Global Seismic Risk (GSR)
1. VANUATU (5)6.74 8.1401 %
2. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (4)6.98 6.7391 %
3. ECUADOR (3)7.10 5.1449 %
4. JAPAN (3)6.87 4.9758 %
5. FIJI (3)6.60 4.7826 %
6. INDONESIA (3)6.60 4.7826 %
7. NEW ZEALAND (2)7.45 3.5990 %
8. SOLOMON ISLANDS (2)7.35 3.5507 %
9. SUMATRA (2)7.15 3.4541 %
10. MYANMAR (2)6.85 3.3092 %
11. MARIANA ISLANDS (1)7.70 1.8599 %
12. CHILE (1)7.60 1.8357 %
13. SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION (1)7.50 1.8116 %
14. KAMCHATKA (1)7.20 1.7391 %
15. SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (1)7.20 1.7391 %
16. ALASKA (1)7.10 1.7150 %
17. LOYALTY ISLANDS (1)7.10 1.7150 %
18. NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND (1)7.10 1.7150 %
19. CENTRAL AMERICA (1)7.00 1.6908 %
20. INDIA (1)6.70 1.6184 %
21. AFGHANISTAN (1)6.60 1.5942 %
22. CHINA (1)6.60 1.5942 %
23. MEXICO (1)6.60 1.5942 %
24. NORTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE (1)6.60 1.5942 %
25. ARGENTINA (1)6.50 1.5700 %
26. CALIFORNIA (1)6.50 1.5700 %
27. ITALY (1)6.50 1.5700 %
Month (2016) Number of earthquakes in 2016 Average Mw
December77.13
November56.98
October36.63
September26.85
August57.04
July17.70
May56.76
April106.86
March17.80
February16.50
January66.80
Year Mw6.5 - Mw6.9 Mw7.0 - Mw7.9 Mw8.0 - Mw8.9 Mw9.0+
2016291700
2015421810
2014361210
2013401620
2012271320
2011331801
201031910
2009121810
20088910
2007171550
20069930
TOTAL:256164171

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  • SIGNIFIANT EARTHQUAKES IN
    JANUARY 2017
  • January 10, 2017:
    Mw 7.3 in CELEBES SEA
  • January 03, 2017:
    Mw 7.0 in FIJI
  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN JANUARY 2017
  • 01. INDONESIA (5.98%)
  • 02. VANUATU (5.7%)
  • 03. CHILE (4.8%)
  • 04. MEXICO (4.77%)
  • 05. JAPAN (4.58%)
  • 06. INDIA (3.75%)
  • 07. CALIFORNIA (3.63%)
  • 08. ALASKA (3.6%)
  • 09. ECUADOR (2.73%)
  • 10. KURIL ISLANDS (2.58%)
  • 11. PERU (2.47%)
  • 12. TAIWAN (2.42%)
  • 13. ARGENTINA (2.4%)
  • 14. SOLOMON ISLANDS (2.4%)
  • 15. CHINA (2.38%)
  • MOST RISKY DAYS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE TO OCCUR
  • 01. SUNDAY (15.229%)
  • 02. SATURDAY (15.016%)
  • 03. TUESDAY (14.4835%)
  • 04. WEDNESDAY (14.4835%)
  • 05. FRIDAY (14.377%)
  • 06. MONDAY (14.2705%)
  • 07. THURSDAY (12.1406%)
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