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.