Complete overview of the strongest earthquakes that occurred globally in the past 10 years. This overview of heaviest earthquakes is updated daily. Use the button to view strongest earthquakes for a specific year.

Strongest Earthquakes

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List of strongest earthquakes.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 16, 2015 19:54
(Santiago)
M 8.3 48 km W
from Illapel in
Chile
(also near Argentina).
Jul 28, 2021 22:15
(Anchorage)
M 8.2 800 km SW
from Anchorage in
The United States
Aug 19, 2018 12:19
(Fiji)
M 8.2 323 km SE
from Labasa in
Fiji
(also near Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Tuvalu, Niue).
Sep 7, 2017 23:49
(Mexico City)
M 8.2 177 km W
from Tapachula in
Mexico
(also near Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica).
Mar 5, 2021 08:28
(Tongatapu)
M 8.1 977 km SSW
from Nuku‘alofa in
Tonga
(also near New Zealand).
Aug 12, 2021 16:35
(South Georgia)
M 8.1 828 km ESE
from Grytviken in
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
May 26, 2019 02:41
(Lima)
M 8.0 190 km E
from Moyobamba in
Peru
(also near Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia).
Sep 7, 2018 03:49
(Fiji)
M 7.9 103 km ESE
from Suva in
Fiji
(also near Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Tuvalu, Niue).
Jan 22, 2017 15:30
(Bougainville)
M 7.9 44 km W
from Arawa in
Papua New Guinea
(also near Solomon Islands).
Jan 23, 2018 00:31
(Anchorage)
M 7.9 581 km S
from Anchorage in
The United States
(also near Canada).
Dec 17, 2016 20:51
(Port Moresby)
M 7.9 140 km E
from Kokopo in
Papua New Guinea
(also near Solomon Islands).
May 30, 2015 20:23
(Tokyo)
M 7.8 807 km SSE
from Hamamatsu in
Japan
Feb 6, 2023 04:17
(Istanbul)
M 7.8 38 km WNW
from Gaziantep in
Türkiye
(also near Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Armenia, Palestine, Egypt, Iran, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Moldova).
Apr 25, 2015 11:56
(Kathmandu)
M 7.8 68 km NNE
from Bharatpur in
Nepal
(also near India, Bangladesh, China, Bhutan, Pakistan, Myanmar).
Dec 9, 2016 04:38
(Guadalcanal)
M 7.8 205 km SE
from Honiara in
Solomon Islands
(also near Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu).
Jul 21, 2020 22:12
(Anchorage)
M 7.8 851 km SW
from Anchorage in
The United States
Nov 14, 2016 00:02
(Auckland)
M 7.8 95 km NNE
from Christchurch in
New Zealand
Mar 2, 2016 19:49
(Jakarta)
M 7.8 803 km SW
from Padang in
Indonesia
(also near Malaysia).
Apr 16, 2016 18:58
(Guayaquil)
M 7.8 71 km SSW
from Esmeraldas in
Ecuador
(also near Colombia, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil).
May 19, 2023 13:57
(Noumea)
M 7.7 452 km ESE
from Nouméa in
New Caledonia
(also near Vanuatu, Norfolk Island).
Jan 28, 2020 14:10
(Jamaica)
M 7.7 137 km NW
from Montego Bay in
Jamaica
(also near Cuba, Haiti, Cayman Islands, The United States, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic).
Jul 30, 2016 07:18
(Saipan)
M 7.7 371 km N
from Saipan in
Northern Mariana Islands
(also near Guam).
Feb 11, 2021 00:19
(Noumea)
M 7.7 541 km E
from Nouméa in
New Caledonia
(also near Vanuatu).
Jul 18, 2017 11:34
(Kamchatka)
M 7.7 689 km ENE
from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in
Russia
Jan 10, 2023 02:47
(Jayapura)
M 7.6 342 km WSW
from Tual in
Indonesia
(also near Timor-Leste, Australia).
Sep 19, 2022 13:05
(Mexico City)
M 7.6 94 km NW
from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas in
Mexico
Dec 25, 2016 11:22
(Santiago)
M 7.6 41 km SW
from Quellón in
Chile
(also near Argentina).
Oct 19, 2020 20:54
(UTC)
M 7.6 Gulf Of Alaska
(not near any major city).
Dec 2, 2023 22:37
(Manila)
M 7.6 107 km ESE
from Butuan in
The Philippines
May 14, 2019 22:58
(Port Moresby)
M 7.6 49 km NE
from Kokopo in
Papua New Guinea
Sep 11, 2022 09:47
(Port Moresby)
M 7.6 72 km NW
from Lae in
Papua New Guinea
May 11, 2023 04:02
(Wallis)
M 7.6 318 km SE
from Mata-Utu in
Wallis and Futuna
(also near Samoa, American Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Niue).
Nov 24, 2015 17:50
(Rio Branco)
M 7.6 213 km S
from Tarauacá in
Brazil
(also near Peru, Bolivia, Colombia).
Nov 24, 2015 18:45
(La Paz)
M 7.6 244 km WNW
from Cobija in
Bolivia
(also near Peru, Brazil, Colombia).
Dec 5, 2018 15:18
(Noumea)
M 7.5 309 km E
from Nouméa in
New Caledonia
(also near Vanuatu).
Oct 26, 2015 13:39
(Kabul)
M 7.5 69 km SSW
from Fayzabad in
Afghanistan
(also near Tajikistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, India, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan).
Aug 12, 2021 18:32
(UTC)
M 7.5 South Atlantic Ocean
(not near any major city).
Sep 28, 2018 18:02
(Makassar)
M 7.5 73 km N
from Palu in
Indonesia
(also near Malaysia, The Philippines).
Mar 25, 2020 14:49
(Kamchatka)
M 7.5 461 km S
from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in
Russia
Feb 22, 2019 05:17
(Guayaquil)
M 7.5 119 km E
from Macas in
Ecuador
(also near Colombia, Peru).
Feb 26, 2018 03:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 100 km W
from Mendi in
Papua New Guinea
(also near Indonesia).
Jan 9, 2018 21:51
(Cayman)
M 7.5 302 km SW
from George Town in
Cayman Islands
(also near Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Jamaica, El Salvador, Belize, Colombia, Guatemala).
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 85 km NNE
from Takaoka in
Japan
(also near South Korea, Russia).
Nov 28, 2021 05:52
(Lima)
M 7.5 175 km N
from Moyobamba in
Peru
(also near Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil).
May 5, 2015 11:44
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 132 km SSW
from Kokopo in
Papua New Guinea
Mar 30, 2015 09:48
(Port Moresby)
M 7.5 54 km SE
from Kokopo in
Papua New Guinea
Feb 6, 2023 13:24
(Istanbul)
M 7.5 53 km NNE
from Kahramanmaraş in
Türkiye
(also near Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Armenia, Jordan, Cyprus, Iran, Israel, Russia, Palestine, Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan).
Apr 3, 2024 07:58
(Taipei)
M 7.4 18 km SSW
from Hualien City in
Taiwan
(also near China, Japan, The Philippines).
Mar 4, 2021 17:41
(UTC)
M 7.4 South Pacific Ocean
(not near any major city).
Jun 19, 2020 00:49
(Auckland)
M 7.4 703 km NNE
from Gisborne in
New Zealand

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