Tuesday, 6 September 2016

A magnitude 6.3 - 189km ESE of Nikol'skoye, Russia is the 2nd major quake of September



A magnitude 6.3 - 189km ESE of Nikol'skoye, Russia is the 2nd major quake of September after the
mag 7.1 which struck 166km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand on Wednesday.
Todays quake is also 95th major quake of 2016.

August weighs in with 14 major quakes including the deadly quake of Italy which killed 300


Chart The Big Wobble

A total of 14 major quakes were registered in August, 2016.
Three big quakes of mag 7 or higher were recorded, the biggest being the magnitude 7.4 east of the Falkland Isles on August the 19th
The most deadly quake was the magnitude 6.2 which killed almost 300 people on August the 24th.
The deadliest quake of the year is the massive magnitude 7.8 which killed 673 in Ecuador on April 16th, which incidentally ties with the magnitude 7.8 in Indonesia on March the 2nd as the two biggest quakes so far of 2016.

The total number of major quakes so far for 2016 is 93, see below.