Largest and Deadliest Earthquakes by Year: 1990-2014

Data on this page is current through the end of 2014.

Largest Earthquakes Deadliest Earthquakes
Year Date Magnitude Fatalities Region Year Date Magnitude Fatalities Region
2014 04/01 8.2 6 NW of Iquique, Chile 2014 08/03 6.2 729 near Wenping, China
2013 05/24 8.3 0 Sea of Okhotsk 2013 09/24 7.7 825 61km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan/td>
2012 04/11 8.6 0 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