Magnitude 8 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1900

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Date - UTC - Time Latitude Longitude Magnitude Fatalities Region
1902/06/11 05: 50.00 148.00 8.0 Sea of Okhotsk
1903/01/04 05:07 -20.00 -175.00 8.0 Tonga
1903/08/11 04:32 36.36 22.97 8.3 southern Greece
1905/07/09 09:40 49.0 99.0 8.4 Mongolia
1905/07/23 02:46 49.0 98.0 8.4 central Mongolia
1906/01/31 15:36 1.0 -81.5 8.8 1000 Colombia-Ecuador
1906/08/17 00:40 -33.0 -72.0 8.2 3882 Valparaiso, Chile
1907/10/21 04:23 38.00 69.00 8.0 Afghanistan
1908/12/12 12:08 -14.0 -78.0 8.2 off the coast of central Peru
1911/06/15 14:26 28.0 130.0 8.1 12 Ryukyu Islands, Japan
1914/05/26 14:22 -2. 137. 8.0 West New Guinea
1915/05/01 05:00 47. 155. 8.0 Kurile Islands
1917/05/01 18:26 -29.0 -177.0 8.0 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand
1917/06/26 05:49 -15.0 -173.0 8.4 Tonga
1918/08/15 12:18 5.653 123.563 8.0 50 Celebes Sea
1918/09/07 17:16 45.5 151.5 8.2 Kuril Islands
1919/04/30 07:17 -19.823 -172.215 8.2 Tonga region
1920/06/05 04:21 23.5 122.0 8.0 Taiwan region
1920/09/20 14:39 -20.0 168.0 8.0 Loyalty Islands
1922/11/11 04:32 -28.553 -70.755 8.5 Chile-Argentina Border
1923/02/03 16:01 54.0 161.0 8.5 Kamchatka
1924/04/14 16:20 7.023 125.954 8.3 Mindanao, Philippines
1928/06/17 03:19 16.33 -96.7 8.0 Oaxaca, Mexico
1931/08/10 21:18 47.1 89.8 8.0 5 northern Xinjiang, China
1932/06/03 10:36 19.84 -103.99 8.1 Jalisco, Mexico
1933/03/02 17:31 39.22 144.62 8.4 2990 Sanriku, Japan
1934/01/15 08:43 27.55 87.09 8.1 10700 Bihar, India
1938/02/01 19:04 -5.05 131.62 8.5 Banda Sea
1938/11/10 20:18 55.33 -158.37 8.2 Shumagin Islands, Alaska
1939/04/30 02:55 -10.5 158.5 8.0 Solomon Islands
1940/05/24 16:33 -10.5 -77.0 8.2 near the Coast of central Peru
1941/11/25 18:03 37.171 -18.960 8.2 Azores-Cape St. Vincent Ridge
1942/08/24 22:50 -15.0 -76.0 8.2 30 Off the coast of central Peru
1943/04/06 16:07 -30.75 -72.0 8.2 18 off the coast of Coquimbo, Chile
1944/12/07 04:35 33.75 136.00 8.1 1223 Tonankai, Japan
1945/11/27 21:57 24.5 63.0 8.0 4000 off the coast of Pakistan
1946/04/01 12:28 52.75 -163.50 8.1 165 Unimak Islands, Alaska
1946/08/04 17:51 19.25 -69.00 8.0 100 Dominican Republic
1946/12/20 19:19 32.5 134.5 8.1 1330 Nankaido, Japan
1948/01/24 17:46 10.5 122.0 8.2 72 Panay, Philippines
1949/08/22 04:01 53.62 -133.27 8.1 Queen Charlotte Island, B.C., Canada
1950/08/15 14:09 28.5 96.5 8.6 1526 Assam-Tibet
1952/03/04 01:22 42.5 143.0 8.1 31 Hokkaido, Japan region
1952/11/04 16:58 52.76 160.06 9.0 Kamchatka, Russia
1957/03/09 14:22 51.56 -175.39 8.6 Andreanof Islands, Alaska
1957/12/04 03:37 45.15 99.21 8.1 Gobi-Altai, Mongolia
1958/11/06 22:58 44.329 148.623 8.3 Kuril Islands
1959/05/04 07:15 53.351 159.645 8.2 1 near the east coast of Kamchatka
1960/05/22 19:11 -38.29 -73.05 9.5 1655 Chile
1963/10/13 05:17 44.9 149.6 8.5 Kuril Islands
1964/03/28 03:36 61.02 -147.65 9.2 125 Prince William Sound, Alaska
1965/02/04 05:01 51.21 -178.50 8.7 Rat Islands, Alaska
1966/10/17 21:41 -10.807 -78.684 8.1 125 near the coast of central Peru
1968/05/16 00:49 40.903 143.346 8.2 47 off the east coast of Honshu, Japan
1969/08/11 21:27 43.478 147.815 8.2 Kuril Islands
1970/07/31 17:08 -1.49 -72.56 8.0 Colombia
1971/01/10 07:17 -3.132 139.697 8.1 Papua, Indonesia
1974/10/03 14:21 -12.254 -77.524 8.1 78 near the coast of central Peru
1976/08/16 16:11 6.292 124.090 8.0 8000 Mindanao, Philippines
1977/06/22 12:08 -22.878 -175.900 8.1 Tonga region
1977/08/19 06:08 -11.085 118.464 8.3 100 south of Sumbawa, Indonesia
1979/12/12 07:59 1.598 -79.358 8.1 600 near the coast of Ecuador
1985/03/03 22:47 -33.135 -71.871 8.0 177 offshore Valparaiso, Chile
1985/09/19 13:17 18.190 -102.533 8.0 9500 Michoacan, Mexico
1986/05/07 22:47 51.520 -174.776 8.0 Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
1989/05/23 10:54 -52.341 160.568 8.1 Macquarie Island region
1994/06/09 00:33 -13.841 -67.553 8.2 5 La Paz, Bolivia
1994/10/04 13:22 43.773 147.321 8.3 11 Kuril Islands
1995/07/30 05:11 -23.340 -70.294 8.0 3 Near Coast of Northern Chile
1995/10/09 15:35 19.055 -104.205 8.0 49 Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico
1996/02/17 05:59 -0.891 136.952 8.2 166 Irian Jaya region, Indonesia
1998/03/25 03:12 -62.877 149.527 8.1 Balleny Islands region
2000/11/16 04:54 -3.980 152.169 8.0 2 New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea
2001/06/23 20:33 -16.264 -73.641 8.4 75 near the coast of southern Peru
2003/09/25 19:50 41.815 143.910 8.3 Hokkaido, Japan region
2004/12/23 14:59 -49.312 161.345 8.1 north of Macquarie Island
2004/12/26 00:58 3.295 95.982 9.1 227898 off the west coast of northern Sumatra
2005/03/28 16:09 2.074 97.013 8.6 1313 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
2006/05/03 15:26 -20.187 -174.123 8.0 Tonga
2006/11/15 11:14 46.592 153.226 8.3 Kuril Islands
2007/01/13 04:23:21 46.243 154.524 8.1 East of the Kuril Islands
2007/04/01 20:39:58 -8.466 157.043 8.1 34 Solomon Islands
2007/08/15 23:40:57 -13.386 -76.603 8.0 650 Near the Coast of Central Peru
2007/09/12 11:10:26 -4.438 101.367 8.5 25 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
2009/09/29 17:48:10 -15.489 -172.095 8.1 192 Samoa Islands region
2010/02/27 06:34:14 -35.846 -72.719 8.8 577 Offshore Maule, Chile
2011/03/11 05:46:23 38.322 142.369 9.0 28050 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan
2012/04/11 08:38:37 2.311 93.063 8.6 off the west coast of northern Sumatra
2012/04/11 10:43:09 0.773 92.452 8.2 off the west coast of northern Sumatra

South Latitudes and West Longitudes are indicated by NEGATIVE numbers.

Source: USGS NEIC PDE catalog; Data are preliminary.