Quake List 2012

List of significant Earthquakes Magnitude 6.0+ (Latest First) Based on USGS Listings
The links in the lists take you to the relevant page in this blog.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Changed magnitudes are marked with ↓ or ↑ and the details are in italics with the changed value e.g. 6.0 in bold.

Year To Date Counts: Mag 6: 116* Mag 7: 15 Mag 8: 2 Mag 9: 0


December 2012

December 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 10 Mag 7: 2 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

*Updates to bring this to the new ANSS total of 130 on the way.

December 2012

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-12-29 07:59:41, -3.491, 148.832, 6.0, 10.1, Bismarck Sea {Map}
2012-12-21 22:28:09, -14.382, 167.259, 6.7, 207.9, Vanuatu{Map}
2012-12-17 09:16:28, -0.708, 123.837, 6.1, 18.5, Sulawesi. Ind. {Map}
2012-12-15 19:30:03, -4.724, 152.963, 6.1, 55.8, New Britain Region. P.N.G{Map}
↑ 2012-12-15 04:49:30, 52.332, 174.016, 6.0, 26.0, Nr. Isls. {Map}
2012-12-14 10:36:02, 31.213, -119.559, 6.3, 11.3, Off W. Coast Of Baja California {Map}
↑ 2012-12-11 06:18:27, 0.595, 126.247, 6.0, 29.7, Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-12-10 16:53:09, -6.540, 129.814, 7.1, 159.3, Banda Sea {Map}
2012-12-07 18:19:07, -38.320, 176.085, 6.3, 166.8, N. Isl Of Nz {Map}
2012-12-07 08:31:14, 37.938, 143.762, 6.2, 29.2, Off E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-07 08:18:24, 37.888, 144.090, 7.3, 36.1, Off E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-12-02 00:54:23, -17.012, 167.626, 6.1, 34.1, Vanuatu{Map}



November 2012

November 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 11 Mag 7: 1 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
↑ 2012-11-19 09:44:34, -5.734, 151.606, 6.0, 10.1, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2012-11-16 18:12:39, 49.269, 155.472, 6.5, 29.1, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-11-15 09:20:23, 18.406, -100.373, 6.1, 60.9, Guerrero. Mexico {Map}
2012-11-14 19:02:05, -29.156, -71.271, 6.2, 61.8, Coquimbo. Chile {Map}
2012-11-13 04:31:27, -45.743, -77.141, 6.1, 9.7, Off Coast Of Aisen. Chile {Map}
2012-11-12 20:42:14, 57.797, -142.809, 6.3, 9.0, S Of Cape Yakataga Alaska {Map}
2012-11-11 22:15:00, 14.163, -92.166, 6.5, 27.0, Offshore Guatemala {Map}
2012-11-11 01:12:38, 23.014, 95.883, 6.8, 9.8, Myanmar {Map}
2012-11-10 14:57:49, -8.865, -75.065, 6.0, 129.0, Central Peru {Map}
2012-11-08 02:01:51, 49.184, -128.527, 6.1, 16.6, Off Vancouver Isl. Canada {Map}
2012-11-07 16:35:50, 14.082, -91.916, 7.4, 41.6, Offshore Guatemala {Map}
2012-11-02 18:17:33, 9.258, 126.233, 6.1, 38.1, Mindanao. Philippines {Map}


Downgrades below 6.0 for November



October 2012

October 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 9 Mag 7: 1 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-10-30 02:49:02, 52.323, -131.907, 6.2, 9.7, Queen Charlotte Isls. Canada {Map}
2012-10-28 18:54:21, 52.632, -132.701, 6.3, 8.2, Queen Charlotte Isls. Canada {Map}
2012-10-28 03:04:10, 52.769, -131.927, 7.7, 17.5, Queen Charlotte Isls. Canada. {Map}
2012-10-24 00:45:34, 10.121, -85.313, 6.5, 20.1, Costa Rica {Map}
2012-10-20 23:00:32, -13.564, 166.600, 6.2, 35.6, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-10-17 04:42:31, 4.190, 124.573, 6.0, 337.4, Celebes Sea {Map}
2012-10-12 00:31:30, -4.893, 134.027, 6.6, 13.0, Nr. S. Coast Of Papua. Ind. {Map}
2012-10-09 12:32:04, -61.033, 153.959, 6.6, 10.2, Balleny Isls. Region {Map}
2012-10-08 11:43:35, -4.442, 129.165, 6.3, 34.7, Banda Sea {Map}
↓ 2012-10-01 22:21:45, 39.852, 143.046, 6.1, 9.7, Off E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}


Downgrades below 6.0 for October

  • ↓ 2012-10-08 06:26:22, 25.124, -109.697, 5.9, 9.9, Gulf Of California {Map}
    A check on ANSS reveals that this is still Mag 6.0 Mw in that listing.
  • 2012-10-23 09:39:31, -22.316, 171.675, 5.8, 127.0, S.East Of The Loyalty Isls. {Map}


September 2012

September 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 6 Mag 7: 2 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-09-30 16:31:34, 1.968, -76.315, 7.3, 162.1, Colombia {Map}
2012-09-26 23:39:58, 51.583, -178.200, 6.9, 40.5, Andreanof Isls. {Map}
2012-09-25 23:45:26, 24.835, -110.151, 6.3, 10.1, Gulf Of California {Map}
2012-09-14 04:51:47, -3.362, 100.587, 6.2, 19.8, Kepulauan Mentawai Region. Ind. {Map}
2012-09-08 10:51:43, -3.189, 135.084, 6.1, 14.1, Papua. Ind. {Map}
2012-09-05 14:42:10, 10.119, -85.347, 7.6, 40.8, Costa Rica {Map}
2012-09-05 13:09:08, -12.509, 166.496, 6.0, 17.6, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2012-09-03 18:23:04, -10.785, 113.880, 6.2, 8.8, South Of Java. Ind. {Map}


Downgrades below 6.0 for September

  • 2012-09-27 23:53:49, -8.824, 157.557, 5.8, 10.0, Solomon Isls. {Map}
  • 2012-09-09 05:39:36, 49.267, 155.730, 5.9, 25.9, Kuril Isls. {Map}


August 2012

August 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 9 Mag 7: 3 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
↓ 2012-08-31 12:47:34, 10.827, 126.677, 7.6, 34.9, Philippine Isls. Region {Map}
2012-08-30 13:43:24, 71.460, -10.919, 6.8, 9.9, Jan Mayen Island Region {Map}
↑ 2012-08-27 04:37:20, 12.277, -88.528, 7.4, 20.3, Offshore El Salvador {Map}
2012-08-26 15:05:35, 2.230, 126.865, 6.4, 69.7, Molucca Sea {Map}
2012-08-18 09:41:54, -1.343, 120.102, 6.3, 19.9, Sulawesi. Ind. {Map}
2012-08-14 02:59:42, 49.784, 145.125, 7.7, 625.9, Sea Of Okhotsk {Map}
2012-08-12 10:47:06, 35.680, 82.516, 6.3, 11.0, Xinjiang-Xizang Border Region {Map}
2012-08-11 12:34:35, 38.323, 46.758, 6.3, 9.8, N.Western Iran {Map}
2012-08-11 12:23:17, 38.322, 46.887, 6.4, 9.9, N.Western Iran {Map}
2012-08-10 18:37:43, 52.691, -167.484, 6.2, 13.1, Fox Isls. {Map}
2012-08-02 09:56:44, -4.705, 153.227, 6.3, 70.6, New Ireland Region. P.N.G {Map}
2012-08-02 09:38:31, -8.378, -74.244, 6.1, 143.3, Central Peru {Map}



July 2012

July 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 8 Mag 7: 0 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-07-28 20:03:57, -4.696, 153.146, 6.5, 43.4, New Ireland Region. P.N.G {Map}
2012-07-26 05:33:31, -17.593, 66.363, 6.7, 9.8, Mauritius – Reunion Region {Map}
2012-07-25 11:20:27, -9.721, 159.730, 6.5, 22.9, Solomon Isls. {Map}
2012-07-25 00:27:45, 2.656, 96.125, 6.4, 22.0, Simeulue. Ind. {Map}
2012-07-20 06:10:25, 49.417, 155.935, 6.0, 22.7, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-07-08 11:33:02, 45.497, 151.288, 6.0, 20.0, Kuril Isls. {Map}
2012-07-06 02:28:22, -14.664, 167.357, 6.3, 162.7, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-07-03 10:36:16, -39.963, 173.704, 6.3, 236.1, Off W. Coast Of N. Isl Of Nz {Map}

Downgrades below 6.0 for July

  • 2012-07-29 12:22:15, 14.325, -92.352, 5.9, 35.3, Offshore Guatemala {Map}
    Notification date: 07 Aug 2012


June 2012

June 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 8 Mag 7: 0 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-06-29 21:07:32, 43.444, 84.725, 6.3, 18.0, Northern Xinjiang. China {Map}
2012-06-24 03:15:02, 57.600, 163.218, 6.0, 17.4, Nr. E. Coast Kamchatka Pen. {Map}
2012-06-23 04:34:53, 3.008, 97.926, 6.1, 95.0, Northern Sumatra. Ind. {Map}
2012-06-19 15:56:34, 53.391, 171.634, 6.0, 20.9, Near Isls. Alaska {Map}
2012-06-17 20:32:20, 38.893, 141.945, 6.3, 31.8, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-06-07 16:03:18, -15.919, -72.516, 6.0, 99.7, Southern Peru {Map}
2012-06-04 03:15:24, 5.507, -82.456, 6.4, 5.9, South Of Panama {Map}
2012-06-04 00:45:15, 5.286, -82.579, 6.2, 9.7, South Of Panama {Map}

Downgrades below 6.0 for June


May 2012

May 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 9 Mag 7: 0 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-05-28 05:07:23, -28.061, -63.077, 6.7, 588.0, Santiago Del Estero. Argentina {Map}
2012-05-26 21:48:09, 26.875, 140.214, 6.0, 472.6, Bonin Isls. Japan Region {Map}
2012-05-24 22:47:46, 72.993, 5.651, 6.1, 8.8, Norwegian Sea {Map}
2012-05-23 22:59:52, -50.420, 139.516, 6.0, 10.0, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge {Map}
2012-05-20 07:20:37, 39.726, 143.037, 6.3, 15.6, Off E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-05-20 02:03:52, 44.799, 11.192, 6.0, 5.1, Northern Italy {Map}
2012-05-18 02:00:41, -44.594, -80.073, 6.3, 10.0, Off Coast Of Aisen. Chile {Map}
2012-05-14 10:00:39, -17.816, -69.749, 6.2, 98.3, Tarapaca. Chile {Map}
2012-05-01 22:43:37, 14.465, -92.908, 6.0, 36.3, Offshore Chiapas. Mexico {Map}

Downgrades below 6.0 for May



April 2012‡

April 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 16 Mag 7: 1 Mag 8: 2 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
↓↑ 2012-04-28 10:08:07, -18.643, -174.725, 6.7 again, 129.4, Tonga {Map}
2012-04-23 17:36:21, -28.486, -177.351, 6.0, 116.7, Kermadec Isls. Region {Map}
Above quake changed scale from 5.8 mb to 6.0 Mw
2012-04-21 01:25:16, -1.581, 134.179, 6.0, 27.6, Nr. N. Coast Of Papua. Ind. {Map}
Above quake changed scale from 5.6 mb to 6.0 Mw
2012-04-21 01:16:52, -1.603, 134.274, 6.7, 16.0, Nr. N. Coast Of Papua. Ind. {Map}
2012-04-17 19:03:55, -59.098, -16.692, 6.2, 1.0, East Of The South Sandwich Isls. {Map}
2012-04-17 07:13:50, -5.474, 147.097, 6.8, 208.2, E. New Guinea Region. P.N.G {Map}
2012-04-17 03:50:16, -32.700, -71.483, 6.7, 37.0, Offshore Valparaiso. Chile {Map}
2012-04-15 05:57:38, 2.549, 90.277, 6.2, 15.2, Off W. Coast Of Northern Sumatra {Map}
2012-04-14 22:05:26, -18.997, 168.771, 6.3, 8.7, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-04-14 10:56:18, -57.588, -65.414, 6.2, 9.9, Drake Passage {Map}
2012-04-12 07:15:48, 28.789, -113.141, 7.0, 10.3, Gulf Of California {Map}
Up to Mag 7 making 1 for April figures)
2012-04-12 07:06:01, 28.840, -113.071, 6.0, 10.1, Gulf Of California {Map}
2012-04-11 22:55:10, 18.272, -102.731, 6.7, 20.0, Michoacan. Mexico {Map}
2012-04-11 22:41:47, 43.593, -127.557, 6.0, 10.2, Off Coast Of Oregon {Map}
2012-04-11 10:43:09, 0.773, 92.452, 8.2, 16.4, Off W. Coast Of Nthn. Sumatra {Map}
2012-04-11 09:27:56, 1.280, 91.730, 6.0mb (6.2Mw), 9.8, North Indian Ocean {Map}
2012-04-11 08:38:37, 2.311, 93.063, 8.6, 22.9, Off W. Coast Of Nthn. Sumatra {Map}
2012-04-06 16:15:55, -4.533, 153.497, 6.1, 85.4, New Ireland Region. P.N.G {Map}
2012-04-02 17:36:43, 16.476, -98.286, 6.0, 12.3, Oaxaca. Mexico {Map}


This image is swamped by the Mag 8 earthquakes which skew the scale.



March 2012

March 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 11 Mag 7: 3 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-03-27 11:00:43, 39.865, 142.115, 6.1, 10.0, Nr. E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-03-26 18:12:54, 10.198, -104.030, 6.0, 9.9, northern East Pacific Rise {Map}
2012-03-25 22:37:06, -35.183, -71.792, 7.1, 34.8, Maule. Chile {Map}
2012-03-21 22:15:05, -6.244, 145.959, 6.6, 105.9, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea {Map}
2012-03-20 18:02:48, 16.662, -98.188, 7.4, 20.0, Oaxaca. Mexico {Map}
2012-03-20 17:56:19, -3.830, 140.220, 6.2, 66.9, Papua. Ind. {Map}
2012-03-14 21:13:11, -5.642, 151.025, 6.2, 47.8, New Britain Region. P.N.G {Map}
2012-03-14 12:05:04, 36.69, 140.68, 6.0, 10, Nr E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-03-14 10:49:24, 40.799, 144.769, 6.1, 9.5, Off E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-03-14 09:08:37, 40.899, 144.923, 7.0, 26.6, Off E. Coast Of Honshu. Japan {Map}
2012-03-09 07:09:53, -19.114, 169.643, 6.7, 31.7, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-03-05 07:46:09, -28.227, -63.242, 6.1, 550, Santiago del Estero. Argentina {Map}
2012-03-03 12:19:55, -22.157, 170.316, 6.6, 15.2, S.East of the Loyalty Isls {Map}



February 2012

February 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 10 Mag 7: 1 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-02-26 06:17:19, 51.731, 95.921, 6.7, 11.7, S.Western Siberia. Russia {Map}
2012-02-26 05:24:59, -32.49, -177.73, 6.2, 39, Sth Of The Kermedec Isls {Map}
2012-02-26 05:21:24, -24.49, -177.23, 6.0, 10, Sth Of The Fiji Isls. {Map}
2012-02-14 08:19:58, -10.387, 161.262, 6.4, 54.7, Solomon Isls. {Map}
2012-02-10 01:47:34, -17.943, -178.486, 6.0, 575.5, Fiji Region {Map}
2012-02-06 10:10:24, 9.874, 123.070, 6.0, 15, Negros-Cebu Region. Philippines {Map}
2012-02-06 03:49:16, 9.964, 123.246, 6.7, 20, Negros-Cebu Region. Philippines {Map}
2012-02-05 16:40:39, -17.952, 167.230, 6.1, 10.3, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-02-05 00:15:40, -18.935, 168.923, 6.1, 163.4, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-02-03 03:46:23, -17.376, 167.278, 6.1, 21.7, Vanuatu {Map}
2012-02-02 13:34:40, -17.766, 167.134, 7.1, 23.1, Vanuatu {Map}


Downgrades under 6.0 for February


January 2012

‡ January 2012 Counts: Mag 6: 9 Mag 7: 1 Mag 8: 0 Mag 9: 0

Date/Time UTC,Latitude,Longitude,Magnitude,Depth(Km),Location
2012-01-30 05:11:00, -14.179, -75.644, 6.3, 39.2, Nt Cst Of Central Peru {Map}
2012-01-2400:52:06, -24.959, 178.611, 6.4, 582.8, Sth Of Fiji Islands {Map}
*2012-01-23 16:04:54, -36.415, -73.015, 6.2, 29.7, Offshore Bio-Bio. Chile {Map}
*Downgraded by USGS to 6.1 this is back as 6.2 in the ANSS catalogue.
2012-01-22 05:53:41, -56.670, -25.018, 6.0, 9.8, Sth Sandwich Isls Region. {Map}
*2012-01-21 18:47:15, 14.959, -93.107, 6.3, 66.1, Offshore Chiapas. Mexico {Map}
*Downgraded by USGS to 6.2 this is back as 6.3 in the ANSS catalogue.
2012-01-15 14:21:31, -60.852, -55.886, 6.0, 14.2, South Shetland Isls. {Map}
2012-01-15 13:40:17, -60.755, -55.473, 6.6, 10.0, South Shetland Isls. {Map}
2012-01-10 18:37:01, 2.396, 93.175, 7.2, 29.1, Off W. Coast Of Northern Sumatra {Map}
2012-01-09 04:07:16, -10.556, 165.159, 6.4, 38.9, Santa Cruz Isls. {Map}
2012-01-01 05:27:54, 31.416, 138.155, 6.8, 348.5, Izu Isls. Japan Region {Map}


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