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Mw 6.5+ Earthquake occurrences in 2015
Date Zone/Region Magnitude (Mw) Year
December 17 MEXICO6.52015
December 09 BANDA SEA7.02015
December 07 TAJIKISTAN7.22015
December 04 SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE7.12015
November 26 PERU6.72015
November 24 PERU7.62015
November 24 PERU7.52015
November 18 SOLOMON ISLANDS7.02015
November 17 GREECE6.52015
November 13 JAPAN6.62015
November 11 CHILE6.82015
November 11 CHILE6.92015
November 08 NICOBAR ISLANDS6.52015
November 07 CHILE6.92015
November 04 INDONESIA6.52015
October 26 AFGHANISTAN7.52015
October 20 VANUATU7.12015
September 24 INDONESIA6.62015
September 21 CHILE6.62015
September 17 CHILE6.62015
September 17 CHILE6.52015
September 16 CHILE7.02015
September 16 CHILE8.32015
September 13 MEXICO6.62015
August 15 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.52015
August 12 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.52015
August 10 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.92015
July 27 INDONESIA7.02015
July 27 ALASKA6.92015
July 18 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS6.92015
July 16 BARBADOS6.52015
July 10 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.82015
June 23 JAPAN6.52015
June 21 FIJI6.52015
June 20 FIJI6.52015
June 20 CHILE6.62015
June 17 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE6.92015
May 30 JAPAN7.82015
May 29 ALASKA6.82015
May 22 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.82015
May 22 SOLOMON ISLANDS6.92015
May 20 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS6.82015
May 19 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE6.72015
May 12 JAPAN6.82015
May 12 NEPAL7.32015
May 07 PAPUA NEW GUINEA7.12015
May 05 PAPUA NEW GUINEA7.42015
May 01 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.82015
April 30 PAPUA NEW GUINEA6.72015
April 26 NEPAL6.72015
April 25 NEPAL6.72015
April 25 NEPAL7.82015
April 17 FIJI6.52015
March 30 TONGA6.52015
March 29 PAPUA NEW GUINEA7.52015
February 27 FLORES SEA7.02015
February 19 VANUATU6.52015
February 16 JAPAN6.82015
February 13 REYKJANES RIDGE7.02015
February 11 ARGENTINA6.62015
January 23 VANUATU6.72015
Global Seismic Risk by Countries (GSR-C) for Mw 6.5+ earthquakes
# Zone/Region (# of events) Average Mw Global Seismic Risk (GSR)
1. CHILE (9)6.91 11.3297 %
2. SOLOMON ISLANDS (7)6.77 8.6339 %
3. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (5)7.10 6.4663 %
4. JAPAN (5)6.90 6.2842 %
5. NEPAL (4)7.12 5.1913 %
6. PERU (3)7.27 3.9709 %
7. VANUATU (3)6.77 3.6976 %
8. INDONESIA (3)6.70 3.6612 %
9. FIJI (3)6.50 3.5519 %
10. ALASKA (2)6.85 2.4954 %
11. SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS (2)6.85 2.4954 %
12. MEXICO (2)6.55 2.3862 %
13. AFGHANISTAN (1)7.50 1.3661 %
14. TAJIKISTAN (1)7.20 1.3115 %
15. SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE (1)7.10 1.2933 %
16. BANDA SEA (1)7.00 1.2750 %
17. FLORES SEA (1)7.00 1.2750 %
18. REYKJANES RIDGE (1)7.00 1.2750 %
19. SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE (1)6.90 1.2568 %
20. PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE (1)6.70 1.2204 %
21. ARGENTINA (1)6.60 1.2022 %
22. BARBADOS (1)6.50 1.1840 %
23. GREECE (1)6.50 1.1840 %
24. NICOBAR ISLANDS (1)6.50 1.1840 %
25. TONGA (1)6.50 1.1840 %
Month (2015) Number of earthquakes in 2015 Average Mw
December46.95
November116.86
October27.30
September76.89
August36.63
July56.82
June56.60
May117.02
April56.88
March27.00
February56.78
January16.70
Year Mw6.5 - Mw6.9 Mw7.0 - Mw7.9 Mw8.0 - Mw8.9 Mw9.0+
2015421810
2014361210
2013401620
2012271320
2011331801
201031910
2009121810
20088910
2007171550
20069930
2005151010
TOTAL:242157181

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  • SIGNIFIANT EARTHQUAKES IN
    APRIL 2017
  • April 24, 2017:
    Mw 6.9 in CHILE
  • April 03, 2017:
    Mw 6.5 in BOTSWANA
  • MOST RISKY AREAS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE IN APRIL 2017
  • 01. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (8.29%)
  • 02. CHILE (7%)
  • 03. VANUATU (5.46%)
  • 04. CALIFORNIA (4.82%)
  • 05. MEXICO (4.77%)
  • 06. TAIWAN (3.99%)
  • 07. JAPAN (3.83%)
  • 08. GREECE (3.79%)
  • 09. SUMATRA (3.34%)
  • 10. SOLOMON ISLANDS (3.19%)
  • 11. NEPAL (2.88%)
  • 12. RUSSIA (2.87%)
  • 13. TURKEY (2.81%)
  • 14. INDONESIA (2.76%)
  • 15. IRAN (2.02%)
  • MOST RISKY DAYS FOR A Mw 6.5+ EARTHQUAKE TO OCCUR
  • 01. SUNDAY (15.2059%)
  • 02. SATURDAY (14.8891%)
  • 03. FRIDAY (14.4667%)
  • 04. TUESDAY (14.4667%)
  • 05. WEDNESDAY (14.4667%)
  • 06. MONDAY (14.3611%)
  • 07. THURSDAY (12.1436%)
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