Earthquake “Top 10” Lists & Maps

The lists and statistics on this webpage have not been updated since December 2012. Many of these will be updated and available when we have completed the transition into the new earthquake database. We hope to provide this sometime in 2015.

United States World
Deadly Earthquakes
Earthquake Information
Earthquake Statistics
  • United States
    Number of earthquakes per year, listed by magnitude range, 2000 to present
  • World
    Number of earthquakes per year, listed by magnitude range, 2000 to present
Historical Earthquakes
  • United States List
    Selected earthquakes of general historical interest.
    Since 1700, by date, State, or magnitude, with links to event summary pages
  • World List
    Selected earthquakes of general historical interest since AD856, by date, Country, or magnitude, with links to event summary pages
  • Centennial Earthquake Catalog
    A catalog of large earthquakes, created with the purpose of giving a realistic picture of the seismicity distribution in the Earth.
  • Earthquake News & Highlights Archive
    2002 - present (updated automatically)
Largest Earthquakes
Significant Earthquakes