Large and Deadly Earthquakes This Year

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Earthquakes Magnitude 7 and Greater

Earthquakes Magnitude 7.0 and Greater in 2012
Year Month Day Time
UTC
Latitude Longitude Depth
(km)
Magnitude Region
1. 2012 01 10 18:36:59 2.433 93.210 19 7.2 Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra
2. 2012 02 02 13:34:40 -17.827 167.133 23 7.1 Vanuatu
3. 2012 03 20 18:02:47 16.493 -98.231 20 7.4 Oaxaca, Mexico
4. 2012 03 25 22:37:06 -35.200 -72.217 41 7.1 Maule, Chile
5. 2012 04 11 08:38:36 2.327 93.063 20 8.6 off the west coast of Northern Sumatra
6. 2012 04 11 10:43:10 0.802 92.463 25 8.2 off the west coast of Northern Sumatra
7. 2012 04 12 07:15:48 28.696 -113.106 13 7.0 Gulf of California
8. 2012 08 14 02:59:42 49.784 145.126 626 7.7 Sea of Okhotsk
9. 2012 08 27 04:37:19 12.139 -88.590 28 7.3 Offshore El Salvador
10. 2012 08 31 12:47:33 10.819 126.627 28 7.6 Philippine Islands region
11. 2012 09 05 14:42:07 10.099 -85.308 35 7.6 Costa Rica
12. 2012 09 30 16:31:35 1.929 -76.362 170 7.3 Colombia
13. 2012 10 28 03:04:11 52.769 -131.927 17.5 7.7 Queen Charlotte Islands region

Deaths from Earthquakes

Deaths from Earthquakes in 2012
Date
UTC
Region Magnitude Number Killed *
2012 02 06 Negros-Cebu region, Philippines 6.7 113
2012 03 20 Oaxaca, Mexico 7.4 2
2012 03 25 Maule, Chile 7.1 1
2012 04 11 off the west coast of Northern Sumatra 8.6 10
2012 04 17 Valparaiso, Chile 6.7 2
2012 05 12 Tajikistan 5.7 1
2012 05 20 Northern Italy 6.0 7
2012 05 29 Northern Italy 5.8 17
2012 06 11 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 5.7 75
2012 06 24 Sichuan-Yunnan border region, China 5.5 4
2012 07 20 Jiangsu, China 4.9 1
2012 08 11 Northwestern Iran 6.4 306
2012 08 18 Sulawesi, Indonesia 6.3 6
2012 08 31 Philippine Islands region 7.6 1
2012 09 05 Costa Rica 7.6 2
2012 09 07 Sichuan-Yunnan-Guizhou region, China 5.5 81
Total 629