Historic World Earthquakes

We're transitioning to a new system, so this webpage is being phased out and is no longer maintained as of 04/12. A replacement is under development.

Sorted by Country/Region & Magnitude

Selected earthquakes of general historic interest.
All earthquake dates are UTC, not local time.

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Argentina Armenia Asia Minor Atlantic Ocean Australia Azerbaijan Bhutan Bolivia Brazil Bulgaria Canada Caribbean Sea Caucasia Cayman Islands Celebes Sea Chile China Colombia Congo Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Fiji Greece Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indian Ocean Indonesia Iran Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kashmir Kazakhstan Kermadec Islands Kyrgyzstan Leeward Islands Mexico Micronesia Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar New Zealand Nicaragua Pacific Ocean Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Portugal Romania Russia Solomon Islands South Sandwich Islands Southern Ocean Spain Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Tonga Turkey Turkmenistan United Kingdom Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Windward Islands Yemen Yugoslavia

Does not include United States earthquakes.

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Asia Minor

Atlantic Ocean

Australia

Azerbaijan

  • 1872 01 28 - Samaxi, Azerbaijan - M 5.7 Fatalities 118

Bhutan

Bolivia

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Caribbean Sea

Caucasia

Cayman Islands

Celebes Sea

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

  • 1992 10 12 - Egypt - M 5.8 Fatalities 552

El Salvador

Fiji

Greece

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indian Ocean

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kashmir

Kazakhstan

  • 1887 06 08 - Almaty, Kazakhstan - M 7.3

Kermadec Islands

Kyrgyzstan

Leeward Islands

  • 1843 02 08 - Leeward Islands - M 8.3 Fatalities 5,000
  • 1974 10 08 - Leeward Islands - M 7.5
  • 1969 12 25 - Guadeloupe, Leeward Islands - M 7.2
  • 2004 11 21 - Leeward Islands - M 6.3 Fatalities 1

Mexico

Micronesia

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Pacific Ocean

Pakistan

Panama

  • 1974 07 13 - Panama-Colombia border region - M 7.3 Fatalities 11

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Philippines

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Solomon Islands

South Sandwich Islands

Southern Ocean

Spain

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Tonga

Turkey

Turkmenistan

United Kingdom

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Windward Islands

Yemen

  • 1982 12 13 - Yemen - M 6.0 Fatalities 2,800

Yugoslavia

  • 1963 07 26 - Skopje, Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia - M 6.0 Fatalities 1,100