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Earthquake Data

(NOAA) Pacific Tsunami Warning System

2012 Significant Earthquakes (6+) – UTC

Magnitude 6.8 – Izu Islands, Japan Region – January 01, 05:27:54
Magnitude 6.6 – Santa Cruz Islands – January 09, 04:07:16
Magnitude 7.3 – Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra – January 10, 18:37:01
Magnitude 6.6 – South Shetland Islands – January 15, 13:40:18
Magnitude 6.2 – South Shetland Islands – January 15, 14:21:32
Magnitude 6.2 – Offshore Chiapas, Mexico – January 21, 18:47:16
Magnitude 6.0 – South Sandwich Islands – January 22, 05:53:41
Magnitude 6.2 – Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile – January 23, 16:04:54
Magnitude 6.3 – South of the Fiji Islands – January 24, 00:52:06
Magnitude 6.3 – Near the Coast of Central Peru – January 30, 05:11:01
Magnitude 7.1 – West of Port-Vila, Vanuatu – February 02, 13:34:41
Magnitude 6.0 – West of Port-Vila, Vanuatu – February 03, 03:46:23
Magnitude 6.1 – West of Erromango, Vanuatu – February 05, 00:15:40
Magnitude 6.0 – West of Port-Vila, Vanuatu – February 05, 16:40:38
Magnitude 6.7 – Negros, Cebu Region, Philippines – February 06, 03:49:17
Magnitude 6.0 – Negros, Cebu Region, Philippines – February 06, 10:10:24
Magnitude 6.5 – Solomon Islands – February 14, 08:19:58
Magnitude 6.0 – Near the East Coast of Honshu – February 14, 06:21:58
Magnitude 6.0 – Near the Coast of Oregon – February 15, 03:31:21
Magnitude 6.7 – Southwestern Siberia, Russia – February 26, 06:17:19
Magnitude 6.6 – South East of the Loyalty Islands – March 03, 12:19:55
Magnitude 6.7 – Vanuatu – March 09, 07:09:53
Magnitude 6.9 – Off the East Coast of Honshu – March 14, 09:07:37
Magnitude 7.4 – Oaxaca, Mexico – March 20, 18:02:48
Magnitude 6.6 – New Guinea – PNG – March 21, 22:15:05

Tools

Richter Magnitudes – Earthquake Effects

0.9 – 2.0 = Micro – Not felt – Continual
2.0 – 2.9 = Minor – Generally not felt – 1,300,000 est
3.0 – 3.9 = Minor – Often felt but damage is rare – 130,000 est
4.0 – 4.9 = Light – Shaking of indoor objects, strange noises – 13,000 est
5.0 – 5.9 = Moderate – Can cause major damage to poorly constructed buildings over small regions – 1,319 est
6.0 – 6.9 = Strong – Can be destructive in areas up to about 160 kilometres (99 mi) across in populated areas – 134 est
7.0 – 7.9 = Major – A major earthquake, can be very destructive over larger areas, capable of producing tsunamis depending on location – 15 est
8.0 – 8.9 = Great – Can cause very serious damage in areas several hundred kilometres across, capable of producing large tsunamis – 1 est
9.0 – 9.9 = Massive – Devastating in areas several thousand kilometres across, capable of producing massive tsunamis – 1 per 10 years est

Magnitude – Location – Date – UTC

Largest Recorded Earthquakes (21st century) 

Magnitude 9.1 – Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia – December 26, 2004 – 00:58
Magnitude 9.0 – Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan – March 11, 2011 – 05:46
Magnitude 8.8 – Offshore Maule, Chile – February 27, 2010 – 03:34
Magnitude 8.6 – Northern Sumatra, Indonesia – March 28, 2005 – 16:09

Links

(USGS) 2011 Significant Earthquakes (USGS) Latest Earthquakes (EMSC) Latest Earthquakes
(USGS) Global Seismograms (NRCAN) Station Book (GEONET) New Zealand (GEOSCIENCE) Australia

Downloads

Global Earthquake Explorer by The University of S. Carolina

-Interactive map and seismogram viewer
-Real-time viewer

EARTHQUAKE 3D by Wolton.net

-Assign audio alert for when quake strikes
-Real-time USGS updates

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