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List of earthquakes in 1950

Earthquakes in1950
List of earthquakes in 1950 is located in Earth
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1950
Strongest
magnitude
Arunachal Pradesh, India (Magnitude 8.6) August 15
Deadliest Arunachal Pradesh, India (Magnitude 8.6) August 15 1,530 deaths
Total fatalities 2,037
Number by magnitude
9.0+ 0
8.0−8.9 2
7.0−7.9 18
6.0−6.9 174
5.0−5.9 1
← 1949

This is a list of earthquakes in 1950. Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on the list. Lower magnitude events are included if they have caused death, injury or damage. All dates are listed according to UTC time. The main event which dominated the year in terms of magnitude and deaths was the giant earthquake which struck India in August. The quake struck the eastern part of the country with a magnitude of 8.6 and was one of the largest earthquakes of all time. 1,530 deaths were caused which was around 3 quarters of the yearly total. A number of other deadly events struck in particular Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. There was 20 magnitude 7.0+ quakes. Aside to India, Chile was hit by a magnitude 8.2 in December but luckily only 1 person died. The number of magnitude 6.0 - 6.9 events was significant in part helped by aftershock sequences hitting India and also Vanuatu which saw 4 magnitude 7.0+ quakes. Monthly summaries are included for the first time due to a rise in events being recorded and will continue to be featured every year from now.

Contents

  • Overall 1
    • By death toll 1.1
    • By magnitude 1.2
  • Notable events 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • May 2.5
    • June 2.6
    • July 2.7
    • August 2.8
    • September 2.9
    • October 2.10
    • November 2.11
    • December 2.12
  • References 3

Overall

By death toll

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location Depth (km) Date
1 1,530 8.6 Arunachal Pradesh, India 15.0 August 15
2 211 0.0 Norte de Santander Department, Colombia 41.0 July 9
3 100 6.4 Lara (state), Venezuela 15.0 August 3
4 83 6.0 Cusco Region, Peru 100.0 May 21
5 51 7.3 Banda Sea, Indonesia 20.0 October 8
6 20 5.7 Hormozgan Province, Iran 15.0 January 19
6 20 0.0 Erzincan Province, Turkey 0.0 February 4
7 16 6.6 Java, Indonesia 45.0 June 19
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location Depth (km) Date
1 8.6 1,530 Arunachal Pradesh, India 15.0 August 15
2 8.2 1 Antofagasta Region, Chile 113.9 December 9
3 7.9 0 Vanuatu 30.0 December 2
4 7.8 0 Tonga 215.9 December 14
5 7.7 0 Sea of Okhotsk, Russia 329.0 February 28
5 7.7 0 Banda Sea, Indonesia 199.7 November 2
6 7.5 0 Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica 97.9 October 5
7 7.3 51 Banda Sea, Indonesia 20.0 October 8
8 7.2 0 Papua (province), Indonesia 30.0 September 19
8 7.2 0 near Champerico, Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala 65.3 October 23
8 7.2 0 Vanuatu 60.0 December 2
8 7.2 0 southeast of New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea 78.3 December 4
8 7.2 0 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 298.4 December 10
9 7.1 0 southwest of Aneityum, Vanuatu 50.0 May 26
9 7.1 0 Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina 610.0 August 14
9 7.1 0 Vanuatu 141.3 September 10
9 7.1 0 Guerrero, Mexico 35.0 December 14
10 7.0 0 southwest of Guam 77.3 May 25
10 7.0 0 Acre (state), Brazil 646.2 July 9
10 7.0 0 southeast of Mindanao, Philippines 120.0 August 31
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable events

January

January
Strongest
magnitude
6.8 Mw two events
Deadliest 5.7 Mw, , Iran
20 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 8
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands on January 2 at a depth of 15.0 km. [1]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northern Luzon, Philippines on January 3 at a depth of 30.0 km. [2]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Aisen Region, Chile on January 3 at a depth of 15.0 km. [3]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the northern East Pacific Rise on January 10 at a depth of 15.0 km. [4]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Fiji on January 12 at a depth of 539.9 km. [5]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southeast of New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea on January 13 at a depth of 69.9 km. [6]
  • A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Hormozgan Province, Iran on January 19 at a depth of 15.0 km. 20 people were killed and major damage was reported. [7] [8]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Vanuatu on January 24 at a depth of 165.0 km. [9]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Magallanes y la Antartica Chilena Region, Chile on January 30 at a depth of 15.0 km. At least 1 death was caused. [10] [11]

February

February
Strongest
magnitude
7.7 Mw, Russia
Deadliest 0.0 Mw, , Turkey
20 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 12
  • , A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck on the border of Shan State, Burma and Yunnan Province, China on February 2 at a depth of 35.0 km. Some damage was caused. [12] [13]
  • , A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck on the border of Shan State, Burma and Yunnan Province, China on February 3 at a depth of 35.0 km. [14]
  • An earthquake struck Erzincan Province, Turkey on February 4. The magnitude and depth were unknown. 20 people died and some damage was caused. [15]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Auckland Islands, New Zealand on February 5 at a depth of 15.0 km. [16]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, Russia on February 7 at a depth of 35.0 km. [17]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Southwest Indian Ridge on February 11 at a depth of 15.0 km. [18]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Tonga on February 11 at a depth of 254.4 km. [19]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Fiji on February 12 at a depth of 20.0 km. [20]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on February 17 at a depth of 55.0 km. [21]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia on February 23 at a depth of 535.1 km. [22]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Fiji on February 23 at a depth of 210.0 km. [23]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Bayankhongor Province, Mongolia on February 25 at a depth of 15.0 km. [24]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Ryukyu Islands, Japan on February 25 at a depth of 25.0 km. [25]
  • A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia on February 28 at a depth of 329.0 km. [26]

March

March
Strongest
magnitude
6.8 Mw, , Peru
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 10
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Southeast Indian Ridge on March 1 at a depth of 15.0 km. [27]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Scotia Sea on March 2 at a depth of 15.0 km. [28]
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck west of Guimaras Island, Philippines on March 7 at a depth of 25.0 km. [29]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Ucayali Region, Peru on March 14 at a depth of 150.0 km. [30]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Fiji on March 16 at a depth of 563.3 km. [31]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the South Sandwich Islands on March 18 at a depth of 15.0 km. [32]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Near Islands, Alaska on March 27 at a depth of 25.0 km. [33]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the west coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia on March 27 at a depth of 35.0 km. [34]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on March 29 at a depth of 30.1 km. [35]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Papua (province), Indonesia on March 29 at a depth of 83.7 km. [36]

April

April
Strongest
magnitude
6.9 Mw, , Russia
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 9
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Ryukyu Islands, Japan on April 4 at a depth of 55.0 km. [37]
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Buryatia, Russia on April 4 at a depth of 35.0 km. [38]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Andreanof Islands, Alaska on April 5 at a depth of 15.0 km. [39]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Chile Rise on April 14 at a depth of 15.0 km. [40]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the west coast of Guatemala on April 15 at a depth of 35.0 km. [41]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the central East Pacific Rise on April 18 at a depth of 15.0 km. [42]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, Russia on April 20 at a depth of 35.0 km. [43]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Wakayama Prefecture, Honshu, Japan on April 26 at a depth of 48.6 km. [44]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the southern East Pacific Rise on April 30 at a depth of 15.0 km. [45]

May

May
Strongest
magnitude
7.1 Mw, , Vanuatu
Deadliest 6.0 Mw, , Peru
83 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 17
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Southeast Indian Ridge on May 7 at a depth of 15.0 km. [46]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Ahal Region, Turkmenistan on May 9 at a depth of 15.0 km. [47]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Mozambique Channel on May 10 at a depth of 15.0 km. [48]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck south of Fiji on May 16 at a depth of 540.0 km. [49]
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Sea of Japan on May 17 at a depth of 579.3 km. [50]
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Vanuatu on May 17 at a depth of 35.0 km. [51]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu on May 19 at a depth of 20.0 km. [52]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Loyalty Islands on May 19 at a depth of 15.0 km. [53]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Cusco Region, Peru on May 21 at a depth of 100.0 km. 83 people were killed and major damage was caused. [54] [55]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Vanuatu on May 24 at a depth of 15.0 km. [56]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northern Alaska on May 25 at a depth of 15.0 km. [57]
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southwest of Guam on May 25 at a depth of 77.3 km. [58]
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck just southwest of Aneityum, Vanuatu on May 26 at a depth of 50.0 km. [59]
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Vanuatu on May 26 at a depth of 35.0 km. Incredibly this came just 14 seconds after the previous event. [60]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Fiji on May 27 at a depth of 588.3 km. [61]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Vanuatu on May 28 at a depth of 15.0 km. [62]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck just off the west coast of Hawaii (island), Hawaii on May 30 at a depth of 15.0 km. [63]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Fiji on May 30 at a depth of 590.0 km. [64]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Ryukyu Islands, Japan on May 31 at a depth of 46.0 km. [65]

June

June
Strongest
magnitude
6.9 Mw, , Vanuatu
Deadliest 6.6 Mw, , Indonesia
16 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 12
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southeast of Mindanao, Philippines on June 4 at a depth of 15.0 km. [66]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Loreto Region, Peru on June 7 at a depth of 115.5 km. [67]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on June 8 at a depth of 15.0 km. [68]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Southeast Indian Ridge on June 11 at a depth of 15.0 km. [69]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Manawatu-Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand on June 17 at a depth of 192.0 km. [70]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on June 17 at a depth of 35.0 km. [71]
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Java, Indonesia on June 19 at a depth of 45.0 km. 16 people were killed and 50 were hurt. 50 homes were destroyed. [72] [73]
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Vanuatu on June 21 at a depth of 35.0 km. [74]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the north coast of Papua New Guinea on June 21 at a depth of 20.0 km. [75]
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Vanuatu on June 24 at a depth of 35.0 km. [76]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southeast of Mindanao, Philippines on June 25 at a depth of 57.6 km. [77]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck just west of Hokkaido, Japan on June 27 at a depth of 15.0 km. [78]

July

July
Strongest
magnitude
7.0 Mw, , Brazil
Deadliest 0.0 Mw, , Colombia
211 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 17
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia on July 3 at a depth of 35.0 km. [79]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck south of Tonga on July 3 at a depth of 25.0 km. [80]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on July 7 at a depth of 15.0 km. [81]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on July 7 at a depth of 15.0 km. This was only 8 minutes after the previous event. [82]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the southern East Pacific Rise on July 9 at a depth of 15.0 km. [83]
  • An earthquake struck Norte de Santander Department, Colombia on July 9 at a depth of 41.0 km. The magnitude was unknown. The death toll was not fully confirmed with some reports suggesting as high as 211. $5 million in property damage (1950 rate) was caused. [84]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on July 9 at a depth of 646.0 km. [85]
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on July 9 at a depth of 646.2 km. This came 10 minutes after the previous event. [86]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on July 9 at a depth of 633.8 km. [87]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Fox Islands (Alaska) on July 12 at a depth of 15.0 km. [88]
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Bonin Islands, Japan on July 13 at a depth of 511.6 km. [89]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Mindanao, Philippines on July 18 at a depth of 15.0 km. [90]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck west of Fiji on July 20 at a depth of 35.0 km. [91]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on July 21 at a depth of 20.0 km. [92]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu on July 21 at a depth of 15.0 km. [93]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Vanuatu on July 22 at a depth of 45.0 km. [94]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Vanuatu on July 28 at a depth of 45.0 km. [95]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the northern Molucca Sea, Indonesia on July 29 at a depth of 30.0 km. [96]
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southwest of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea on July 29 at a depth of 65.0 km. [97]

August

August
Strongest
magnitude
8.6 Mw, , India
Deadliest 8.6 Mw, , India
1,530 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 26
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southeast of Hokkaido, Japan on August 1 at a depth of 25.0 km. [98]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southwest of Guam on August 2 at a depth of 15.0 km. [99]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Guerrero, Mexico on August 3 at a depth of 80.5 km. [100]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southwest of Guam on August 3 at a depth of 20.0 km. [101]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on August 3 at a depth of 96.0 km. This came only 18 minutes after the Guam earthquake. [102]
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Lara (state), Venezuela on August 3 at a depth of 15.0 km. 100 people were killed. [103] [104]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Auckland Islands, New Zealand on August 5 at a depth of 15.0 km. [105]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck southern Mindanao, Philippines on August 7 at a depth of 135.5 km. [106]
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina on August 14 at a depth of 610.0 km. [107]
  • A giant magnitude 8.6 earthquake struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on August 15 at a depth of 15.0 km. This was one of the largest quakes of all time. 1,530 people died and property damage was around $20 million (1950 rate). Many large aftershocks followed which will be listed. [108] [109]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on August 15 at a depth of 25.0 km. [110]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck Assam, India on August 15 at a depth of 25.0 km. [111]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on August 16 at a depth of 25.0 km. [112]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on August 16 at a depth of 15.0 km. [113]
  • A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on August 17 at a depth of 25.0 km. [114]
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck south of Fiji on August 17 at a depth of 609.8 km. [115]
  • A magnitude 6.4 aftershock struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on August 18 at a depth of 20.0 km. [116]
  • A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck eastern Xizang Province, China on August 18 at a depth of 25.0 km. [117]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the border between Xizang Province and Qinghai Province, China on August 22 at a depth of 15.0 km. [118]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck eastern Xizang Province, China on August 22 at a depth of 25.0 km. [119]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Kamchatka Krai, Russia on August 22 at a depth of 64.4 km. [120]
  • A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck Kachin State, Burma on August 22 at a depth of 25.0 km. [121]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck Xizang Province, China near the India border on August 23 at a depth of 25.0 km. [122]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck Xizang Province, China near the India border on August 23 at a depth of 25.0 km. [123]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northern Alaska on August 26 at a depth of 15.0 km. [124]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Assam, India on August 26 at a depth of 25.0 km. [125]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on August 29 at a depth of 55.0 km. [126]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the northeast Banda Sea, Indonesia on August 30 at a depth of 20.0 km. [127]
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southeast of Mindanao, Philippines on August 31 at a depth of 120.0 km. [128]

September

September
Strongest
magnitude
7.2 Mw, , Indonesia
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 18
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the southern Indian Ocean on September 1 at a depth of 15.0 km. [129]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Fox Islands (Alaska) on September 2 at a depth of 35.0 km. [130]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on September 7 at a depth of 50.0 km. [131]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea on September 9 at a depth of 25.0 km. [132]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck near the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan on September 10 at a depth of 35.0 km. [133]
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Vanuatu on September 10 at a depth of 141.3 km. [134]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Yunnan Province, China on September 13 at a depth of 15.0 km. 320 homes were destroyed. [135] [136]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Assam, India on September 13 at a depth of 25.0 km. This was an aftershock of the quake that struck the area on August 15. [137]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Molucca Sea, Indonesia on September 14 at a depth of 35.0 km. [138]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the central East Pacific Rise on September 16 at a depth of 15.0 km. [139]
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Rat Islands, Alaska on September 16 at a depth of 97.7 km. [140]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on September 18 at a depth of 635.3 km. [141]
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Papua (province), Indonesia on September 19 at a depth of 30.0 km. [142]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the southern East Pacific Rise on September 22 at a depth of 15.0 km. [143]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Fiji on September 22 at a depth of 400.4 km. [144]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeast of Mindanao, Philippines on September 25 at a depth of 25.0 km. [145]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on September 28 at a depth of 15.0 km. [146]
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on September 29 at a depth of 15.0 km. [147]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on September 29 at a depth of 15.0 km. This came an hour and 22 minutes after the mainshock. [148]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on September 30 at a depth of 20.0 km. [149]

October

October
Strongest
magnitude
7.5 Mw, , Costa Rica
Deadliest 7.3 Mw, , Indonesia
51 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 3
6.0−6.9 20
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Kachin State, Burma on October 3 at a depth of 25.0 km. [150]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck east of Erromango, Vanuatu on October 5 at a depth of 15.0 km. [151]
  • A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on October 5 at a depth of 97.9 km. At least 101 people were injured and some damage was reported. [152] [153]
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Banda Sea, Indonesia on October 8 at a depth of 20.0 km. A tsunami was caused resulting in at least 51 deaths on Ambon Island. Major damage was also reported. [154] [155]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on October 8 at a depth of 25.0 km. This came an hour and 27 minutes after the Indonesia quake. [156]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Fiji on October 8 at an unknown depth. [157]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southeast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea on October 8 at a depth of 15.0 km. [158]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Southland, New Zealand on October 10 at a depth of 15.0 km. [159]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on October 15 at a depth of 35.0 km. [160]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on October 19 at a depth of 15.0 km. [161]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Vava'u, Tonga on October 21 at a depth of 45.0 km. [162]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the northern East Pacific Rise on October 21 at a depth of 15.0 km. [163]
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck just north of Champerico, Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala on October 23 at a depth of 65.3 km. Some aftershocks followed which will be listed. Many homes were destroyed or damaged. [164] [165]
  • A magnitude 6.5 aftershock struck Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala on October 23 at a depth of 64.0 km. This came 52 minutes after the mainshock. [166]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala on October 23 at a depth of 65.0 km. This came 45 minutes after the previous aftershock. [167]
  • A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck off the coast of Guatemala on October 23 at an unknown depth. [168]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck off the coast of Guatemala on October 23 at a depth of 65.0 km. This came an hour after the previous aftershock. [169]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck off the coast of Guatemala on October 24 at a depth of 45.0 km. This came an hour and 14 minutes after the previous aftershock. [170]
  • A magnitude 6.0 aftershock struck Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala on October 24 at a depth of 65.0 km. [171]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on October 26 at a depth of 15.0 km. [172]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on October 26 at a depth of 15.0 km. [173]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck off the coast of Guatemala on October 28 at a depth of 60.0 km. [174]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Assam, India on October 29 at a depth of 25.0 km. [175]

November

November
Strongest
magnitude
7.7 Mw, , Indonesia
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 10
  • A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Banda Sea, Indonesia on November 2 at a depth of 199.7 km. [176]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on November 5 at a depth of 35.0 km. [177]
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southeast of Shikoku, Japan on November 5 at a depth of 25.0 km. This came an hour and 2 minutes after the Guatemala event. [178]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on November 6 at a depth of 35.0 km. [179]
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on November 8 at a depth of 15.0 km. [180]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Revilla Gigedo Islands, Mexico on November 10 at a depth of 25.0 km. [181]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Makira, Solomon Islands on November 14 at a depth of 35.0 km. [182]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on the coast of Guerrero, Mexico on November 17 at a depth of 20.0 km. Some damage was reported. [183] [184]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on November 22 at a depth of 30.2 km. [185]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck south of Samoa on November 24 at a depth of 35.0 km. [186]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck south of Samoa on November 24 at a depth of 15.0 km. [187]

December

December
Strongest
magnitude
8.2 Mw, , Chile
Deadliest 6.3 Mw, , Peru
4 deaths
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 6
6.0−6.9 15
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on December 1 at a depth of 17.5 km. [188]
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on December 2 at a depth of 643.3 km. [189]
  • A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Vanuatu on December 2 at a depth of 30.0 km. A few large aftershocks followed which will be listed. [190]
  • A magnitude 7.2 aftershock struck Vanuatu on December 2 at a depth of 60.0 km. This came only 4 minutes after the mainshock. [191]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Arunachal Pradesh, India on December 3 at a depth of 25.0 km. [192]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Vanuatu on December 3 at a depth of 15.8 km. This was an hour and 21 minutes after the India event. [193]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Vanuatu on December 4 at a depth of 25.0 km. [194]
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southeast of New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea on December 4 at a depth of 78.3 km. [195]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan on December 5 at a depth of 25.0 km. [196]
  • A giant magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Antofagasta Region, Chile on December 9 at a depth of 113.9 km. 1 death was caused and at least 51 people were injured. [197] [198]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Ica Region, Peru on December 10 at a depth of 61.5 km. 4 people were killed and 12 more injured. Some homes destroyed. [199] [200]
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on December 10 at a depth of 298.4 km. [201]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on December 11 at a depth of 644.5 km. [202]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Vanuatu on December 14 at a depth of 65.0 km. [203]
  • A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Tonga on December 14 at a depth of 215.9 km. [204]
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Guerrero, Mexico on December 14 at a depth of 35.0 km. Some damage was caused. [205] [206]
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico on December 17 at a depth of 15.0 km. [207]
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Ambon Island, Indonesia on December 18 at a depth of 35.0 km. [208]
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Nicobar Islands, India on December 22 at a depth of 25.0 km. [209]
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico on December 26 at a depth of 20.0 km. [210]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Acre (state), Brazil on December 28 at a depth of 635.0 km. [211]
  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Xizang Province, China on December 29 at a depth of 15.0 km. [212]

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  2. ^ "M6.5 - Luzon, Philippines".  
  3. ^ "M6.3 - off the coast of Aisen, Chile".  
  4. ^ "M6.1 - northern East Pacific Rise".  
  5. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  6. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  7. ^ "M5.7 - southern Iran".  
  8. ^ "19500119 IRAN".  
  9. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  10. ^ "M6.8 - Magallanes y Antartica Chilena, Chile".  
  11. ^ "19500130 CHILE".  
  12. ^ "M6.9 - Myanmar".  
  13. ^ "19500202 CHINA".  
  14. ^ "M6.7 - Myanmar".  
  15. ^ "19500204 TURKEY".  
  16. ^ "M6.4 - Auckland Islands, New Zealand region".  
  17. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  18. ^ "M6.1 - Prince Edward Islands region".  
  19. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  20. ^ "M6.3 - south of the Fiji Islands".  
  21. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  22. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  23. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  24. ^ "M6.1 - central Mongolia".  
  25. ^ "M6.3 - Ryukyu Islands, Japan".  
  26. ^ "M7.7 - Hokkaido, Japan region".  
  27. ^ "M6.2 - southeast Indian Ridge".  
  28. ^ "M6.4 - Scotia Sea".  
  29. ^ "M6.7 - Panay, Philippines".  
  30. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  31. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  32. ^ "M6.4 - South Sandwich Islands region".  
  33. ^ "M6.4 - Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska".  
  34. ^ "M6.4 - southern Sumatra, Indonesia".  
  35. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  36. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  37. ^ "M6.0 - Ryukyu Islands, Japan".  
  38. ^ "M6.9 - Russia-Mongolia border region".  
  39. ^ "M6.0 - Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska".  
  40. ^ "M6.2 - southeast of Easter Island".  
  41. ^ "M6.0 - offshore Guatemala".  
  42. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  43. ^ "M6.0 - Kuril Islands".  
  44. ^ "M6.3 - near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan".  
  45. ^ "M6.3 - Easter Island region".  
  46. ^ "M6.2 - west of Macquarie Island".  
  47. ^ "M6.1 - Turkmenistan".  
  48. ^ "M6.2 - Mozambique Channel".  
  49. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  50. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  51. ^ "M6.7 - Vanuatu".  
  52. ^ "M6.4 - Vanuatu".  
  53. ^ "M6.2 - Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia".  
  54. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  55. ^ "19500521 PERU".  
  56. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  57. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  58. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  59. ^ "M7.1 - Vanuatu".  
  60. ^ "M6.9 - Vanuatu".  
  61. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  62. ^ "M6.2 - Vanuatu".  
  63. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  64. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  65. ^ "M6.2 - Ryukyu Islands, Japan".  
  66. ^ "M6.0 - Mindanao, Philippines".  
  67. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  68. ^ "M6.5 - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge".  
  69. ^ "M6.3 - west of Macquarie Island".  
  70. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  71. ^ "M6.0 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan".  
  72. ^ "M6.6 - Java, Indonesia".  
  73. ^ "19500619 INDONESIA".  
  74. ^ "M6.7 - Vanuatu".  
  75. ^ "M6.3 - near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea".  
  76. ^ "M6.9 - Vanuatu".  
  77. ^ "M6.2 - Mindanao, Philippines".  
  78. ^ "M6.3 - Hokkaido, Japan region".  
  79. ^ "M6.4 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia".  
  80. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  81. ^ "M6.2 - Solomon Islands".  
  82. ^ "M6.2 - Solomon Islands".  
  83. ^ "M6.3 - southern East Pacific Rise".  
  84. ^ "19500709 COLOMBIA".  
  85. ^ "M6.8 - Acre, Brazil".  
  86. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  87. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  88. ^ "M6.1 - Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska".  
  89. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  90. ^ "M6.1 - Mindanao, Philippines".  
  91. ^ "M6.5 - Fiji region".  
  92. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  93. ^ "M6.4 - Vanuatu".  
  94. ^ "M6.0 - Vanuatu".  
  95. ^ "M6.0 - Vanuatu".  
  96. ^ "M6.3 - Molucca Sea".  
  97. ^ "M6.7 - Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea".  
  98. ^ "M6.1 - Hokkaido, Japan region".  
  99. ^ "M6.2 - south of the Mariana Islands".  
  100. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  101. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  102. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  103. ^ "M6.4 - Lara, Venezuela".  
  104. ^ "19500803 VENEZUELA".  
  105. ^ "M6.5 - Auckland Islands, New Zealand region".  
  106. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  107. ^ "M7.1 - Santiago Del Estero, Argentina".  
  108. ^ "M8.6 - eastern Xizang-India border region".  
  109. ^ "19500815 INDIA-CHINA".  
  110. ^ "M6.2 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  111. ^ "M6.0 - Meghalaya - Assam region, India".  
  112. ^ "M6.2 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  113. ^ "M6.0 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  114. ^ "M6.1 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  115. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  116. ^ "M6.4 - eastern Xizang-India border region".  
  117. ^ "M6.1 - eastern Xizang-India border region".  
  118. ^ "M6.0 - southern Qinghai, China".  
  119. ^ "M6.0 - eastern Xizang-India border region".  
  120. ^ "M6.0 - near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia".  
  121. ^ "M6.1 - Myanmar".  
  122. ^ "M6.0 - eastern Xizang-India border region".  
  123. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  124. ^ "M6.0 - northern Alaska".  
  125. ^ "M6.2 - Arunachal Pradesh-Assam region, India".  
  126. ^ "M6.3 - Nias region, Indonesia".  
  127. ^ "M6.1 - Seram, Indonesia".  
  128. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  129. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  130. ^ "M6.1 - Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska".  
  131. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  132. ^ "M6.3 - New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea".  
  133. ^ "M6.1 - near the east coast of Honshu, Japan".  
  134. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  135. ^ "M6.0 - Yunnan, China".  
  136. ^ "19500913 CHINA".  
  137. ^ "M6.2 - Arunachal Pradesh-Assam region, India".  
  138. ^ "M6.2 - Molucca Sea".  
  139. ^ "M6.2 - central East Pacific Rise".  
  140. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  141. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  142. ^ "M7.2 - Papua, Indonesia".  
  143. ^ "M6.2 - Easter Island region".  
  144. ^ "M6.8 - Fiji region".  
  145. ^ "M6.0 - Mindanao, Philippines".  
  146. ^ "M6.1 - Taiwan".  
  147. ^ "M6.6 - off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico".  
  148. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  149. ^ "M6.3 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  150. ^ "M6.0 - Myanmar-India border region".  
  151. ^ "M6.2 - Vanuatu".  
  152. ^ "M7.5 - Costa Rica".  
  153. ^ "19501005 COSTA RICA".  
  154. ^ "M7.3 - Banda Sea".  
  155. ^ "19501008 INDONESIA".  
  156. ^ "M6.3 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  157. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  158. ^ "M6.2 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea".  
  159. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  160. ^ "M6.2 - Solomon Islands".  
  161. ^ "M6.1 - south of the Kermadec Islands".  
  162. ^ "M6.3 - Tonga".  
  163. ^ "M6.2 - off the coast of Colima, Mexico".  
  164. ^ "M7.2 - Guatemala".  
  165. ^ "19501023 GUATEMALA".  
  166. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  167. ^ "M6.2 - Guatemala".  
  168. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  169. ^ "M6.0 - offshore Guatemala".  
  170. ^ "M6.0 - offshore Guatemala".  
  171. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  172. ^ "M6.0 - south of the Kermadec Islands".  
  173. ^ "M6.3 - south of the Kermadec Islands".  
  174. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  175. ^ "M6.0 - Arunachal Pradesh-Assam region, India".  
  176. ^ "M7.7 - Banda Sea".  
  177. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  178. ^ "M6.7 - Shikoku, Japan".  
  179. ^ "M6.3 - Solomon Islands".  
  180. ^ "M6.6 - Solomon Islands".  
  181. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  182. ^ "M6.0 - Solomon Islands".  
  183. ^ "M6.1 - offshore Guerrero, Mexico".  
  184. ^ "19501117 MEXICO".  
  185. ^ "M6.2 - Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska".  
  186. ^ "M6.2 - Samoa Islands region".  
  187. ^ "M6.2 - Samoa Islands region".  
  188. ^ "M6.8 - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge".  
  189. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  190. ^ "M7.9 - Vanuatu".  
  191. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  192. ^ "M6.1 - Arunachal Pradesh, India".  
  193. ^ "M6.2 - Vanuatu".  
  194. ^ "M6.2 - Vanuatu".  
  195. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  196. ^ "M6.0 - southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan".  
  197. ^ "M8.2 - Antofagasta, Chile".  
  198. ^ "19501209 CHILE".  
  199. ^ "M6.3 - near the coast of central Peru".  
  200. ^ "19501210 PERU".  
  201. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  202. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  203. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  204. ^ "M7.8 - Tonga".  
  205. ^ "M7.1 - Guerrero, Mexico".  
  206. ^ "19501214 MEXICO".  
  207. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  208. ^ "M6.3 - Seram, Indonesia".  
  209. ^ "M6.0 - Nicobar Islands, India region".  
  210. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  211. ^ "On-Line Bulletin".  
  212. ^ "M6.1 - western Xizang".  
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