Major Earthquakes 2019

The fourth major quake of the week and 2019 strikes Nishinoomote, Japan: Mag 6.4 was downgraded by USGS
USGS

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off southern Japan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The quake was 39 km (24 miles) deep and centered 116 km south southeast of Kagoshima. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most seismically active areas.
Japan accounts for about 20 per cent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
Today's quake is the fourth major quake to rock the planet since Sunday.

The third major quake in the last 24 hours and of 2019: A mag 7 reduced by USGS to a mag 6.6 rocks Indonesia
The third major quake of 2019 has struck Indonesia last night.
An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 6.6 struck 174 km (108 miles) north-northwest of the city of Ternate in Indonesia’s Molucca islands on Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks, but with no tsunami risk, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake hit at a depth of 60.5 km and was followed by aftershocks of a magnitude of 5.0 to 5.1.
An earlier report from the USGS gave the magnitude of the quake at 7.0 and the depth at 10 km.
Last nights quake was the third major quake in the last 24 hours after a magnitude 6.8 Acre, Brazil and a magnitude 6.1 rocked the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

2019 gets underway with 2 major quakes a powerful magnitude 6.8 Brazil and a magnitude 6.1 Alaska
2019 gets underway with 2 major quakes, a magnitude 6.8 Earthquake - Acre, Brazil and a
M6.1 Earthquake - the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska to bring the total quakes in 2019 to two.
January 2018 recorded 12 major quakes, see info below.
Above 134 major quakes (mag 6 or higher) with 17 of them mag 7 or higher were recorded in 2018 which is the third lowest this century after 2017-111 and 2012 with 133, the highest total ever recorded in one year was 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster when 208 major quakes rocked our planet, 2007 recorded 201.

2018 recorded the third lowest total this century for major quakes (Mag 6 or higher) with 134 and 17 of them Mag 7 or higher a mag 8.2 Fiji was the biggest
Graph Gary Walton:

Above 134 major quakes (mag 6 or higher) with 17 of them mag 7 or higher were recorded in 2018 which is the third lowest this century after 2017-111 and 2012 with 133, the highest total ever recorded in one year was 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster when 208 major quakes rocked our planet, 2007 recorded 201, see below.


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