Major earthquakes in the world in 2012-2013

February 6 near the island of Nendo Island (Solomon Islands) was recorded earthquake of magnitude 8.0, followed by a series of aftershocks, including a 6.4-magnitude tremors and 6.6. Tremors caused a tsunami in the region. Wave height of 0.9 meters reached the Solomon Islands. On the island of Nendo destroyed several villages.

February 2 magnitude 6.5 earthquake on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Tremors with a force of up to two points spread to central Honshu. The earthquake was stopped trains on the main railway lines of the island and the traffic on the highways. Injured about 10 people.

Night February 2 6.7 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near the island of San Cristobal, which is part of the Solomon Islands. The epicenter of earthquake was located 384 kilometers east of the town of Kira-Kira. The earthquake lies at a depth of 34 kilometers.

January 28 in Kazakhstan, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6. The epicenter was located in the territory of Kazakhstan, 225 kilometers southeast of Alma-Ata, the focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. In Almaty felt tremors 4-5. As a result, destroyed more than 200 homes in the border region of China, have been damaged more than 7,400 dwellings.

January 20 Mexico earthquake with magnitude of 6.2. The epicenter was located 55 kilometers southwest of the Mexican city Mapastepek, near the border with Guatemala, the focus lies at a depth of about 65 kilometers.

January 5 off the west coast of Alaska earthquake with magnitude of 7.7. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at 102 kilometers from the city of Craig, the focus lies at a depth of 9.6 kilometers.

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December 22 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific. Hearth lies at a depth of 207.9 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was located at a distance of 63 kilometers to the south-west of the city Sola, the provincial capital of Torba.

December 14 in the Pacific Ocean, a few hundred kilometers from the coast of Mexico and the United States there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.4. The epicenter was located at 232 km south-west of the town of Avalon (California, USA) and 238 km west of the Mexican town of Rosarito. Hearth lies at a depth 10.1 kilometers.

December 10 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the northwest of the archipelago Tanimbar Indonesian islands. Quake epicenter was located at 215 kilometers from Saumlaki. The earthquake lies at a depth of 15 kilometers.

Night December 8 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on the North Island of New Zealand. The epicenter was located in the central part of the island is 27 kilometers from the city of Rotorua, the earthquake lies at a depth of 167 kilometers.

December 7 earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred in the north-east of Japan, followed by a series of several aftershocks, including a magnitude 6.2 quake. The strongest of repeated earthquakes magnitude 6.2 recorded off the east coast of 218 kilometers from the city of Ofunato Iwate Prefecture. The earthquake lies at a depth of 29 kilometers. Only a total of five followed by repeated earthquakes, their magnitudes ranged from 4.7 to 6.2. Powerful tremors also felt in Tokyo metropolitan area of the country, as well as in 17 other prefectures.

November 16 in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands earthquake with magnitude of 6.2. The epicenter was located 130 kilometers southwest of Severo-Kurilsk in the Pacific, the focus lies at a depth of 70 kilometers. Tremors in Severo-Kurilsk felt the force of up to three points, no casualties or damage.

November 11 in Myanmar, an earthquake with a series of aftershocks. The first powerful quake of magnitude 6.8 occurred 52 kilometers north-east of the city Shuebo (administrative region of Sagaing). The earthquake was located at a depth of 9.8 kilometers. After this, in the same area there were two tremors of magnitude 5.0. 13 people were killed, 40 were wounded.

October 30 in western Canada earthquake with magnitude of 6.2. The epicenter was located 189 kilometers south of the village on the island of Mussett Graham (British Columbia) and the 255-km south-west of the major port of Prince Rupert. The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.7 kilometers.

October 28 there was a major earthquake of magnitude 7.7 in the western Canadian province of British Columbia. The epicenter was located at 139 kilometers south of the village on the island of Mussett Graham. The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.9 kilometers. The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the Hawaiian archipelago, and a series of aftershocks, the strongest of which magnitude of 5.1.

October 21 off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean earthquake with magnitude 6.6. Hearth lies at a depth of 35 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was at a distance of 225 kilometers to the north-west of Luganville.

Night September 27 near the Aleutian Islands off Alaska earthquake with magnitude 6.9. The earthquake lies at a depth of 40.5 kilometers. The epicenter was located 33 kilometers south of the island in 1487 and Tanaga kilometers south-east of the Russian city of Anadyr.

Night September 26 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Mexico. The epicenter of earthquake was located at 61 km from the Mexican city of La Paz.

September 14 off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra earthquake with magnitude of 6.3. The epicenter was located at 163 kilometers from the city in the province of Jambi Sungaypenuh.

September 5 Costa Rica earthquake of magnitude 7.6. Its center lies at a depth of 40 kilometers. Quake epicenter was located 80 kilometers from the city of Liberia and 140 kilometers from the city of San Jose.

August 31 7.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the Philippines. Its epicenter was located in 213 kilometers from the Philippine island of Mindanao. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 33 kilometers. No casualties or damage were reported.

August 30 earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in the Atlantic Ocean near the island of Jan Mayen (of the territory of the Kingdom of Norway). Its epicenter was located 400 kilometers from Greenland, the focus was at a depth of eight kilometers.

August 27 earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador. Its epicenter was located 125 kilometers south of Usulutan. Hearth lies at a depth 50.6 kilometers. No injuries or damage were reported.

August 26 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the Molucca islands belonging to Indonesia. The epicenter of earthquake was located at 138 km north-west of the city in the province of Maluku Tobel. The earthquake was located at a depth of 69.7 kilometers. Reports of possible casualties or damage were reported.

Night August 20 magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of the island of New Gvineyav Pacific. The epicenter was located 104 kilometers south-east of Angora. Hearth lies at a depth 77.3 kilometers.

August 18 in the northern part of the Indonesian earthquake with magnitude of 6.2. Quake epicenter was located in the mountains of the central part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, 27 kilometers south-west of the administrative district of Parigi-Mutong (Central Sulawesi province). Its center was located just ten kilometers from the surface. Following the earthquake, four people were killed and seven others were seriously injured, 51 were seriously damaged structure.

August 14 near Sakhalin Island in the Okhotsk Sea at a depth of 600 kilometers were recorded earthquake, the magnitude of which was 6.3 (message EMERCOM of Russia). Oschuschaemost seismic event in the settlements of the island of Sakhalin was 2-3 points. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the magnitude of the earthquake, the epicenter of which was located at 273 kilometers from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — the administrative center of the Sakhalin region, was 7.7. Hearth tremors occur at depths 582 km.

August 11 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in north-western Iran. Earthquakes have been recorded at a depth of 9.8 kilometers to 32 kilometers from the city of Ahar. In addition, the tremors were also detected in other northern provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in particular the West Azerbaijan, Gilan, Zanjan and Ardebil. The earthquake killed 300 people and injured about 5,000.
In the Iranian province of Eastern Azerbaijan 13 August was declared two days of mourning for the victims of the earthquake.

August 12 earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the northwest of the country. Earthquakes have been recorded at a depth of 9.7 kilometers at 282 kilometers from the city of Hotan. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

August 10 earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred near the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The epicenter of earthquake was located 97 km north-west of the village of St. Nicholas, the largest settlement on the island of Umnak and 1591 km south-east of the Russian city of Anadyr. The earthquake lies at a depth of 13.1 kilometers.

August 2 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Hearth tremors occur at depths 70.6 kilometers. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 34 km south-east of the city and Taron in 114 kilometers from Kokopo. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

August 2 earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the east of Peru. Its epicenter was located 32 kilometers east of the city of Pucallpa. Hearth tremors occur at depths 143 km. No casualties or damage were reported.

Night July 29 earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Ireland, belonging to Papua New Guinea. Its epicenter was 124 kilometers south-east of the town of Rabaul, which is located on the nearby island of New Britain. Hearth lies at a depth 67 kilometers. No casualties or damage were reported.

July 25 earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. Its epicenter was 37 kilometers south-west of the capital of the archipelago — the city Honiara. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 23 kilometers. To property damage and no injuries were reported.

The same day, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The earthquake lies at a depth of 45.9 kilometers, the epicenter of the shock was located 28 kilometers to the north-west of the city Sinabang. Residents of several towns and villages of Sumatra and nearby islands in a panic ran out into the street. An elderly man died of cardiac arrest.

July 16 earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on the east coast of Kamchatka. The epicenter was located in Ust-Kamchatka area at a distance of about 80 kilometers from the district center at a depth of 104 kilometers. Local communities Kamchatka essential tremors are not felt. Casualties or damage was not.

July 8 registered 6.3 magnitude earthquake in the Kuril Islands Urup. The earthquake was located at a depth of 40 kilometers. There were no injuries.

July 3 earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the area of the North Island in New Zealand. The earthquake lies at a depth of 236.1 kilometers. The epicenter was located 57 kilometers south-west of Opunake.

June 30 Earthquake in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude 6.3 quake, the local geological services — 6.6. The earthquake resulted in damage and the collapse of several buildings in the settlements located 300 kilometers from the regional capital, Urumqi. Several villages were left without electricity. Injured 34 people.

June 24 an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded at the border of Yunnan and Sichuan in southwest China. Two people were killed and about 100 injured.

June 24 earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred off the east coast of Kamchatka. The epicenter was located 50 kilometers from Cape Lake at a depth of 65.8 kilometers under the seabed. Victims or damage.

June 23 earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in the province of Aceh in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Quake epicenter was located 24 kilometers north-west of the city Subulussalam (Subulussalam), and lies at a depth of focus of 103 kilometers. No casualties, destruction, and the tsunami threat was reported.

June 20 there were two earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean near the Aleutian chain. The first 6.3-magnitude quake, the second earthquake of magnitude 6.0. The epicenter of the seismic event was located 400 kilometers east of the nearest Russian village — the village of Nikolskoye on Bering Island (Commander) at a depth of 43.2 kilometers under the seabed. Victims or damage.

June 18 6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred east of the east coast of Honshu Japan. Quake epicenter was located 115 kilometers from the city of Morioka. The earthquake lies at a depth of 31.8 kilometers. Data destruction and no injuries were reported.

June 11 series of earthquakes, the magnitude of the strongest of which reached 5.7, occurred about 170 kilometers north of Kabul. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 15 kilometers. The earthquake destroyed 25 houses. Rescue staff found the bodies of 71 Afghan man who died in the quake.

June 10 6-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey. Quake was recorded near the resort province of Mugla. The epicenter was located at a depth of 19.6 kilometers. 59 people after the earthquake sought medical care, including 54 people in the resort town of Fethiye. Six people were injured after a jump out of windows and balconies, including one — heavy, two hospitalized with a heart attack.

June 10 earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred near the island of Taiwan. Tremor was recorded at a distance of about 52 kilometers off the east coast of the island. Information on injuries were reported.

June 1 earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on the Indonesian island of New Guinea. The earthquake lies at a depth of 24.5 kilometers, the epicenter of the shock was located at 91 km to the west of the city Monokvari — capital of the Indonesian province of West Papua. About the destruction or injuries were reported.

May 28 earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in the north of Argentina. The epicenter was located at a distance of 116 kilometers from the city of Santiago del Estero, the capital of the eponymous province. Hearth tremors occur at depths 589.3 kilometers. Information on injuries or damage.

20 and 29 May two destructive earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 and 5.8 occurred in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. As a result, destroyed hundreds of homes, buildings and monuments, mostly church.
27 people died, a total of 400 people were injured and nearly 15,000 Italians were left without shelter.
Losses exceeded 13.2 billion euros. June 4 was announced by the Government of Italy, the day of national mourning.

May 17 earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred in the south of Chile. The epicenter of earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean 400 miles from the coast at a depth of 10 kilometers.

May 7 there was a series of earthquakes in Azerbaijan. In Zagatala and Gakh magnitude was 7, in Sheki, Oguz, Gazakh, Tovuz and several other areas — from 2 to 5. The epicenter was located at a depth of 11 kilometers. The earthquake had damaged about 7,000 buildings, no casualties.

May 2 earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred in Mexico — the epicenter was located in the southern state of Chiapas. Data on injuries or damage.

April 21 magnitude 6.6 earthquake — the fifth in a row for a few hours — occurred in the eastern part of Indonesia. The epicenter was located 83 kilometers south-east of Manokwari — the provincial capital of West Papua. The earthquake lies at a depth of 29.8 kilometers. Previously, there have been four earthquakes, magnitude of which ranged from 5.2 to 6.1.

April 13 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu. The earthquake lies at a depth of 13.6 kilometers. The epicenter was located 39 kilometers east of Iwaki prefecture. Information about the destruction and injuries were reported.

April 12 earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurred on the coast of the Mexican state of Michoacan. The epicenter was located 51 kilometers south-west of the city of La Mira. Hearth quake at a depth of 65.6 kilometers. Magnitude earthquake in Mexico City Mexico City reached 6.4. After tremors in the capital were registered massive power failure in the two central district of Mexico City — out of order six distribution substations were without electricity for about 36 thousand people.

April 11 series of earthquakes occurred off the west coast of the island Sumatrav Indonesia. The strongest earthquake recorded west of Sumatra and had a magnitude of 8.5. The epicenter was located at 495 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh. The disaster killed five people in different parts of the province of Aceh in Indonesia.

March 27 earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in the northeast of Japan. The epicenter was located east of the prefecture of Iwate, the earthquake lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. The strongest aftershocks occurred in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, Aomori, Yamagata and Fukushima.

March 26 earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the central part of Chile. Tremors occurred in 103 km to the north-west of Talca — the capital of the eponymous province. The earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers.

March 21 earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred near the resort city of Acapulco Guerrero, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Earthquakes have been recorded 12.02 local time (21.02 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 17.5 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was located 25 kilometers to the east of the city Ometepek and 186 kilometers east of Acapulco.

March 16 earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in the Philippines. The number of victims of the earthquake was 45. The earthquake did not lead to destruction, but caused panic among the visitors of the shopping center. Most of the victims — that visitors to the shopping center, injured in a stampede.

March 14 earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in the northeast of Japan. According to seismologists, the epicenter was located 260 kilometers south-east of the port city of Kushiro in Hokkaido. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 10 kilometers. A few seconds after the earthquake in the same area, there was another quake of magnitude 6.8.

March 5 earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Argentina. The epicenter was located at 111 kilometers from the city of Santiago del Estero in the north of the country and lies at a depth of about 550 kilometers. No injuries or damage.

February 4 in the central Philippines earthquake of magnitude 5.9, which did not cause any casualties or damage. Two days later, on February 6, the center of the Philippine archipelago once again rocked the tremors. The magnitude of the second earthquake was 6.9. As a result, killing at least 40 people and dozens are still missing.

January 10 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Indonesia. The epicenter was located at 423 km south-west of Banda Aceh in Sumatra at a depth of 29.1 kilometers.

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