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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Two very late major quakes rattled Russia and Chile last night bringing the total of major quakes, (magnitude 6 or higher) to 9 in November and 113 major quakes, have been recorded so far this year


All 113 major quakes recorded this year so far, credit, USGS

Two very late major quakes rattled Russia and Chile last night bringing the total of major quakes, (magnitude 6 or higher) to 9 in November and all 9 were in the magnitude 6.0-6.4 category. As we move into the last month of 2020 a total of 113 major quakes, (magnitude 6 or higher) have been recorded so far this year. At the same date last year a total of 132 major quakes had been recorded. 2018, 121, 2017, 101 and 2016, 127. so, 2020 has been a quiet year for major quakes.

Last nights magnitude 6.4 on the Russian border north of Japan was the biggest recorded quake of November 2020. A magnitude 6.3 rocked Chile along their Argentinian border less than 30 minutes later.

Major Quakes 2020

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