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Mw 6.5+ Earthquake occurrences in 2017
Date Zone/Region Magnitude (Mw) Year
September 19 MEXICO7.12017
September 08 MEXICO8.12017
August 18 ASCENSION ISLAND6.62017
August 08 CHINA6.52017
July 20 GREECE6.62017
July 17 KAMCHATKA7.72017
July 11 NEW ZEALAND6.62017
July 06 PHILIPPINES6.52017
June 22 GUATEMALA6.82017
June 14 GUATEMALA6.92017
June 02 ALEUTIAN ISLANDS6.82017
May 29 INDONESIA6.62017
May 09 VANUATU6.82017
April 28 PHILIPPINES6.82017
April 24 CHILE6.92017
April 03 BOTSWANA6.52017
March 29 KAMCHATKA6.62017
February 24 FIJI6.92017
February 21 BOLIVIA6.52017
February 10 PHILIPPINES6.52017
January 22 PAPUA NEW GUINEA7.92017
January 19 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.72017
January 10 CELEBES SEA7.32017
January 03 FIJI7.02017
Global Seismic Risk by Countries (GSR-C) for Mw 6.5+ earthquakes
# Zone/Region (# of events) Average Mw Global Seismic Risk (GSR)
1. PHILIPPINES (3)6.60 9.1667 %
2. MEXICO (2)7.60 7.0370 %
3. KAMCHATKA (2)7.15 6.6204 %
4. FIJI (2)6.95 6.4352 %
5. GUATEMALA (2)6.85 6.3426 %
6. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (1)7.90 3.6574 %
7. CELEBES SEA (1)7.30 3.3796 %
8. CHILE (1)6.90 3.1944 %
9. ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (1)6.80 3.1481 %
10. VANUATU (1)6.80 3.1481 %
11. SOLOMON ISLANDS (1)6.70 3.1019 %
12. ASCENSION ISLAND (1)6.60 3.0556 %
13. GREECE (1)6.60 3.0556 %
14. INDONESIA (1)6.60 3.0556 %
15. NEW ZEALAND (1)6.60 3.0556 %
16. BOLIVIA (1)6.50 3.0093 %
17. BOTSWANA (1)6.50 3.0093 %
18. CHINA (1)6.50 3.0093 %
Month (2017) Number of earthquakes in 2017 Average Mw
September27.60
August26.55
July46.85
June36.83
May26.70
April36.73
March16.60
February36.63
January47.22
Year Mw6.5 - Mw6.9 Mw7.0 - Mw7.9 Mw8.0 - Mw8.9 Mw9.0+
201718510
2016291700
2015421810
2014361210
2013401620
2012271320
2011331801
201031910
2009121810
20088910
2007171550
TOTAL:265160151

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  • September 20, 2017: We count 18 year(s) since the 1999 Jiji Earthquake or 921 Earthquake (Mw 7.6, occured at 01:47:12 am local time, 2415 killed, 29 missing, 11305 injured, 51711 buildings destroyed, 53768 buildings damaged), TAIWAN

  • SIGNIFIANT EARTHQUAKES IN
    SEPTEMBER 2017
  • September 19, 2017:
    Mw 7.1 in MEXICO
  • September 08, 2017:
    Mw 8.1 in MEXICO
  • 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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