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Mw 6.5+ Earthquake occurrences in 2017
Date Zone/Region Magnitude (Mw) Year
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. FIJI (2)6.95 22.0635 %
2. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (1)7.90 12.5397 %
3. CELEBES SEA (1)7.30 11.5873 %
4. SOLOMON ISLANDS (1)6.70 10.6349 %
5. BOLIVIA (1)6.50 10.3175 %
6. PHILIPPINES (1)6.50 10.3175 %
Month (2017) Number of earthquakes in 2017 Average Mw
February36.63
January47.22
Year Mw6.5 - Mw6.9 Mw7.0 - Mw7.9 Mw8.0 - Mw8.9 Mw9.0+
20174300
2016291700
2015421810
2014361210
2013401620
2012271320
2011331801
201031910
2009121810
20088910
2007171550
TOTAL:251158141

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  • SIGNIFIANT EARTHQUAKES IN
    FEBRUARY 2017
  • February 24, 2017:
    Mw 6.9 in FIJI
  • February 21, 2017:
    Mw 6.5 in BOLIVIA
  • February 10, 2017:
    Mw 6.5 in PHILIPPINES
  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN FEBRUARY 2017
  • 01. INDONESIA (12.89%)
  • 02. SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (8.2%)
  • 03. CHILE (7.3%)
  • 04. CHINA (5.43%)
  • 05. RUSSIA (4.26%)
  • 06. VANUATU (3.93%)
  • 07. GREECE (2.87%)
  • 08. TURKEY (2.71%)
  • 09. JAPAN (2.68%)
  • 10. KERMADEC ISLANDS (2.64%)
  • 11. PHILIPPINES (2.58%)
  • 12. ECUADOR (1.62%)
  • 13. ALASKA (1.6%)
  • 14. NEW ZEALAND (1.54%)
  • 15. PORTUGAL (1.52%)
  • MOST RISKY DAYS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE TO OCCUR
  • 01. SUNDAY (15.2542%)
  • 02. SATURDAY (14.9364%)
  • 03. FRIDAY (14.5127%)
  • 04. TUESDAY (14.5127%)
  • 05. WEDNESDAY (14.4068%)
  • 06. MONDAY (14.1949%)
  • 07. THURSDAY (12.1822%)
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