Largest and Deadliest Earthquakes by Year

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.

1990 - 2011

Largest Earthquakes Deadliest Earthquakes
Year Date Magnitude Fatalities Region Year Date Magnitude Fatalities Region
2012 04/11 8.6 off the west coast of northern Sumatra 2012 02/06 6.7 113 Negros-Cebu region, Philippines
2011 03/11 9.0 20896 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan 2011 03/11 9.0 20896 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan
2010 02/27 8.8 507 Offshore Maule, Chile 2010 01/12 7.0 316000 Haiti
2009 09/29 8.1 192 Samoa Islands region 2009 09/30 7.5 1117 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
2008 05/12 7.9 87587 Eastern Sichuan, China 2008 05/12 7.9 87587 Eastern Sichuan, China
2007 09/12 8.5 25 Southern Sumatera, Indonesia 2007 08/15 8.0 514 Near the Coast of Central Peru
2006 11/15 8.3 0 Kuril Islands 2006 05/26 6.3 5749 Java, Indonesia
2005 03/28 8.6 1313 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia 2005 10/08 7.6 80361 Pakistan
2004 12/26 9.1 227898 Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra 2004 12/26 9.1 227898 Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra
2003 09/25 8.3 0 Hokkaido, Japan Region 2003 12/26 6.6 31000 Southeastern Iran
2002 11/03 7.9 0 Central Alaska 2002 03/25 6.1 1000 Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
2001 06/23 8.4 138 Near Coast of Peru 2001 01/26 7.7 20023 India
2000 11/16 8.0 2 New Ireland Region, P.N.G. 2000 06/04 7.9 103 Southern Sumatera, Indonesia
1999 09/20 7.7 2297 Taiwan 1999 08/17 7.6 17118 Turkey
1998 03/25 8.1 0 Balleny Islands Region 1998 05/30 6.6 4000 Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region
1997 10/14 7.8 0 South of Fiji Islands 1997 05/10 7.3 1572 Northern Iran
1997 12/05 7.8 0 Near East Coast of Kamchatka 1997        
1996 02/17 8.2 166 Irian Jaya Region Indonesia 1996 02/03 6.6 322 Yunnan, China
1995 07/30 8.0 3 Near Coast of Northern Chile 1995 01/16 6.9 5530 Kobe, Japan
1995 10/09 8.0 49 Near Coast of Jalisco Mexico 1995        
1994 10/04 8.3 11 Kuril Islands 1994 06/06 6.8 795 Colombia
1993 08/08 7.8 0 South of Mariana Islands 1993 09/29 6.2 9748 India
1992 12/12 7.8 2519 Flores Region, Indonesia 1992 12/12 7.8 2519 Flores Region, Indonesia
1991 04/22 7.6 75 Costa Rica 1991 10/19 6.8 2000 Northern India
1991 12/22 7.6 0 Kuril Islands 1991        
1990 07/16 7.7 1621 Luzon, Philippine Islands 1990 06/20 7.4 50000 Iran