Japan Earthquake (8.

9 Richter
Scale!!!) Makes it # 5 Ever
Recorded Magnitude 8 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1900
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Date - UTC - Time
Latitude
Longitude
Magnitude
Fatalities
Region
1.
1960-05-22 19:11
-38.29
-73.05
9.5
1,655
Chile
2.
1964-03-28 03:36
61.02
-147.65
9.2
125
Prince William Sound, Alaska
3.
2004-12-26 00:58
3.295
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95.982
9.1
227,898
off the west coast of northern Sumatra
4.
1952-11-04 16:58
52.76
160.06
9.0
Kamchatka, Russia
5.
2010-02-27 06:34:14
-35.846
-72.719
8.8
Offshore Maule, Chile
6.
1906-01-31 15:36
1.0
-81.5
8.8
1,000
Colombia-Ecuador
7.
1965-02-04 05:01
51.21
-178.50
8.7
Rat Islands, Alaska
8.
2005-03-28 16:09
2.074
97.013
8.6
1,313
Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
9.
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1957-03-09 14:22
51.56
-175.39
8.6
Andreanof Islands, Alaska
10.
1950-08-15 14:09
28.5
96.5
8.6
1,526
Assam-Tibet
11.
2007-09-12 11:10:26
-4.438
101.367
8.5
25
Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
12.
1963-10-13 05:17
44.9
149.6
8.5
Kuril Islands
13.
1938-02-01 19:04
-5.05
131.62
8.5
Banda Sea
14.
1923-02-03 16:01
54.0
161.0
8.5

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Kamchatka
15.
1922-11-11 04:32
-28.553
-70.755
8.5
Chile-Argentina Border
16.
2001-06-23 20:33
-16.264
-73.641
8.4
75
near the coast of southern Peru
17.
1933-03-02 17:31
39.22
144.62
8.4
2,990
Sanriku, Japan
18.
1917-06-26 05:49
-15.0
-173.0
8.4
Tonga
19.
1905-07-23 02:46
49.0
98.0
8.4
central Mongolia
20.
1905-07-09 09:40
49.0
99.0
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8.4
Mongolia
21.
2006-11-15 11:14
46.592
153.226
8.3
Kuril Islands
22.
2003-09-25 19:50
41.815
143.910
8.3
Hokkaido, Japan region
23.
1994-10-04 13:22
43.773
147.321
8.3
11
Kuril Islands
24.
1977-08-19 06:08
-11.085
118.464
8.3
100
south of Sumbawa, Indonesia
25.
1958-11-06 22:58
44.329
148.623
8.3
Kuril Islands
26.
1924-04-14 16:20
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7.023
125.954
8.3
Mindanao, Philippines
27.
1903-08-11 04:32
36.36
22.97
8.3
southern Greece
28.
1996-02-17 05:59
-0.891
136.952
8.2
166
Irian Jaya region, Indonesia
29.
1994-06-09 00:33
-13.841
-67.553
8.2
5
La Paz, Bolivia
30.
1969-08-11 21:27
43.478
147.815
8.2
Kuril Islands
31.
1968-05-16 00:49
40.903
143.346
8.2
47
off the east coast of Honshu, Japan
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32.
1959-05-04 07:15
53.351
159.645
8.2
1
near the east coast of Kamchatka
33.
1948-01-24 17:46
10.5
122.0
8.2
72
Panay, Philippines
34.
1943-04-06 16:07
-30.75
-72.0
8.2
18
off the coast of Coquimbo, Chile
35.
1942-08-24 22:50
-15.0
-76.0
8.2
30
Off the coast of central Peru
36.
1941-11-25 18:03
37.171
-18.960
8.2
Azores-Cape St. Vincent Ridge
37.
1940-05-24 16:33
-10.5
-77.0
8.2
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near the Coast of central Peru
38.
1938-11-10 20:18
55.33
-158.37
8.2
Shumagin Islands, Alaska
39.
1919-04-30 07:17
-19.823
-172.215
8.2
Tonga region
40.
1918-09-07 17:16
45.5
151.5
8.2
Kuril Islands
41.
1908-12-12 12:08
-14.0
-78.0
8.2
off the coast of central Peru
42.
1906-08-17 00:40
-33.0
-72.0
8.2
3,882
Valparaiso, Chile
43.
2009-09-29 17:48:10
-15.489
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-172.095
8.1
192
Samoa Islands region
44.
2007-04-01 20:39:58
-8.466
157.043
8.1
34
Solomon Islands
45.
2007-01-13 04:23:21
46.243
154.524
8.1
East of the Kuril Islands
46.
2004-12-23 14:59
-49.312
161.345
8.1
north of Macquarie Island
47.
1998-03-25 03:12
-62.877
149.527
8.1
Balleny Islands region
48.
1989-05-23 10:54
-52.341
160.568
8.1
Macquarie Island region
49.
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1979-12-12 07:59
1.598
-79.358
8.1
600
near the coast of Ecuador
50.
1977-06-22 12:08
-22.878
-175.900
8.1
Tonga region
51.
1974-10-03 14:21
-12.254
-77.524
8.1
78
near the coast of central Peru
52.
1971-01-10 07:17
-3.132
139.697
8.1
Papua, Indonesia
53.
1966-10-17 21:41
-10.807
-78.684
8.1
125
near the coast of central Peru
54.
1957-12-04 03:37
45.15
99.21
8.1

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Gobi-Altai, Mongolia
55.
1952-03-04 01:22
42.5
143.0
8.1
31
Hokkaido, Japan region
56.
1949-08-22 04:01
53.62
-133.27
8.1
Queen Charlotte Island, B.C., Canada
57.
1946-12-20 19:19
32.5
134.5
8.1
1,330
Nankaido, Japan
58.
1946-04-01 12:28
52.75
-163.50
8.1
165
Unimak Islands, Alaska
59.
1944-12-07 04:35
33.75
136.00
8.1
1,223
Tonankai, Japan
60.
1934-01-15 08:43
27.55
87.09
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8.1
10,700
Bihar, India
61.
1932-06-03 10:36
19.84
-103.99
8.1
Jalisco, Mexico
62.
1911-06-15 14:26
28.0
130.0
8.1
12
Ryukyu Islands, Japan
63.
2007-08-15 23:40:57
-13.386
-76.603
8.0
650
Near the Coast of Central Peru
64.
2006-05-03 15:26
-20.187
-174.123
8.0
Tonga
65.
2000-11-16 04:54
-3.980
152.169
8.0
2
New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea
66.
1995-10-09 15:35
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19.055
-104.205
8.0
49
Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico
67.
1995-07-30 05:11
-23.340
-70.294
8.0
3
Near Coast of Northern Chile
68.
1986-05-07 22:47
51.520
-174.776
8.0
Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
69.
1985-09-19 13:17
18.190
-102.533
8.0
9,500
Michoacan, Mexico
70.
1985-03-03 22:47
-33.135
-71.871
8.0
177
offshore Valparaiso, Chile
71.
1976-08-16 16:11
6.292
124.090
8.0
8,000
Mindanao, Philippines
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72.
1970-07-31 17:08
-1.49
-72.56
8.0
Colombia
73.
1946-08-04 17:51
19.25
-69.00
8.0
100
Dominican Republic
74.
1945-11-27 21:57
24.5
63.0
8.0
4,000
off the coast of Pakistan
75.
1939-04-30 02:55
-10.5
158.5
8.0
Solomon Islands
76.
1931-08-10 21:18
47.1
89.8
8.0
5
northern Xinjiang, China
77.
1928-06-17 03:19
16.33
-96.7
8.0
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Oaxaca, Mexico
78.
1920-09-20 14:39
-20.0
168.0
8.0
Loyalty Islands
79.
1920-06-05 04:21
23.5
122.0
8.0
Taiwan region
80.
1918-08-15 12:18
5.653
123.563
8.0
50
Celebes Sea
81.
1917-05-01 18:26
-29.0
-177.0
8.0
Kermadec Islands, New Zealand
82.
1915-05-01 05:00
47.
155.
8.0
Kurile Islands
83.
1914-05-26 14:22
-2.
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137.
8.0
West New Guinea
84.
1907-10-21 04:23
38.00
69.00
8.0
Afghanistan
85.
1903-01-04 05:07
-20.00
-175.00
8.0
Tonga
86.
1902-06-11 05:
50.00
148.00
8.0
Sea of Okhotsk
South Latitudes and West Longitudes are indicated by NEGATIVE numbers.
Source: USGS NEIC PDE catalog; Data are preliminary.

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