Magnitude 8 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1900

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  Date - UTC - Time Latitude Longitude Magnitude Fatalities Region
1. 2004-12-26 00:58 3.295 95.982 9.1 227,898 off the west coast of northern Sumatra
2. 2011-03-11 05:46:23 38.322 142.369 9.0 28,050 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan
3. 1934-01-15 08:43 27.55 87.09 8.1 10,700 Bihar, India
4. 1985-09-19 13:17 18.190 -102.533 8.0 9,500 Michoacan, Mexico
5. 1976-08-16 16:11 6.292 124.090 8.0 8,000 Mindanao, Philippines
6. 1945-11-27 21:57 24.5 63.0 8.0 4,000 off the coast of Pakistan
7. 1906-08-17 00:40 -33.0 -72.0 8.2 3,882 Valparaiso, Chile
8. 1933-03-02 17:31 39.22 144.62 8.4 2,990 Sanriku, Japan
9. 1960-05-22 19:11 -38.29 -73.05 9.5 1,655 Chile
10. 1950-08-15 14:09 28.5 96.5 8.6 1,526 Assam-Tibet
11. 1946-12-20 19:19 32.5 134.5 8.1 1,330 Nankaido, Japan
12. 2005-03-28 16:09 2.074 97.013 8.6 1,313 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
13. 1944-12-07 04:35 33.75 136.00 8.1 1,223 Tonankai, Japan
14. 1906-01-31 15:36 1.0 -81.5 8.8 1,000 Colombia-Ecuador
15. 2007-08-15 23:40:57 -13.386 -76.603 8.0 650 Near the Coast of Central Peru
16. 1979-12-12 07:59 1.598 -79.358 8.1 600 near the coast of Ecuador
17. 2010-02-27 06:34:14 -35.846 -72.719 8.8 577 Offshore Maule, Chile
18. 2009-09-29 17:48:10 -15.489 -172.095 8.1 192 Samoa Islands region
19. 1985-03-03 22:47 -33.135 -71.871 8.0 177 offshore Valparaiso, Chile
20. 1996-02-17 05:59 -0.891 136.952 8.2 166 Irian Jaya region, Indonesia
21. 1946-04-01 12:28 52.75 -163.50 8.1 165 Unimak Islands, Alaska
22. 1966-10-17 21:41 -10.807 -78.684 8.1 125 near the coast of central Peru
23. 1964-03-28 03:36 61.02 -147.65 9.2 125 Prince William Sound, Alaska
24. 1977-08-19 06:08 -11.085 118.464 8.3 100 south of Sumbawa, Indonesia
25. 1946-08-04 17:51 19.25 -69.00 8.0 100 Dominican Republic
26. 1974-10-03 14:21 -12.254 -77.524 8.1 78 near the coast of central Peru
27. 2001-06-23 20:33 -16.264 -73.641 8.4 75 near the coast of southern Peru
28. 1948-01-24 17:46 10.5 122.0 8.2 72 Panay, Philippines
29. 1918-08-15 12:18 5.653 123.563 8.0 50 Celebes Sea
30. 1995-10-09 15:35 19.055 -104.205 8.0 49 Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico
31. 1968-05-16 00:49 40.903 143.346 8.2 47 off the east coast of Honshu, Japan
32. 2007-04-01 20:39:58 -8.466 157.043 8.1 34 Solomon Islands
33. 1952-03-04 01:22 42.5 143.0 8.1 31 Hokkaido, Japan region
34. 1942-08-24 22:50 -15.0 -76.0 8.2 30 Off the coast of central Peru
35. 2007-09-12 11:10:26 -4.438 101.367 8.5 25 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
36. 1943-04-06 16:07 -30.75 -72.0 8.2 18 off the coast of Coquimbo, Chile
37. 1911-06-15 14:26 28.0 130.0 8.1 12 Ryukyu Islands, Japan
38. 1994-10-04 13:22 43.773 147.321 8.3 11 Kuril Islands
39. 1994-06-09 00:33 -13.841 -67.553 8.2 5 La Paz, Bolivia
40. 1931-08-10 21:18 47.1 89.8 8.0 5 northern Xinjiang, China
41. 1995-07-30 05:11 -23.340 -70.294 8.0 3 Near Coast of Northern Chile
42. 2000-11-16 04:54 -3.980 152.169 8.0 2 New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea
43. 1959-05-04 07:15 53.351 159.645 8.2 1 near the east coast of Kamchatka

South Latitudes and West Longitudes are indicated by NEGATIVE numbers.

Source: USGS NEIC PDE catalog; Data are preliminary.