Tuesday, 14 March 2017

A magnitude 6.0 - 231km SSW of Mohean, India is the 14th major quake of 2017

USGS
A mag 6.0 - 231km SSW of Mohean, India is only the second major quake to strike this month.
A green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

It’s the second major quake of March and the 14th major quake of 2017.

146 Major quakes shook our planet in the year 2016 a slightly below average year this century

A total number of 146 major quakes was registered on our planet in the year 2016 see here below.
The biggest of these was the mag 7.9 - Papua New Guinea in the middle of December a week earlier a mag 7.8 hit the Solomon Isles, in November a mag 7.8 struck New Zealand, in April a mag 7.8 shook Ecuador. And in March another mag 7.8 struck Indonesia.

Below all the major quakes to strike this year


Major Quakes per year since 2000

Major quakes from 1900 to 2015 has seen an increase of 450% although somehow major quakes over mag 6.9, have remained remarkably stable since the same period, see below. 


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