Major Earthquakes 2019

The biggest quake of the year a mag 7.7 reduced to a mag 7.5 rocks Ecuador and Peru ringing in the 17th major quake of 2019
It is the biggest quake of the year so far, the earthquake, which happened near Ambato, Ecuador, has also been felt in Peru and Colombia, United States Geological Survey says.
The massive earthquake has rocked Ecuador at the border with Peru.
The quake initially measured magnitude 7.7 but no scaled down to magnitude 7.5, has been felt in both countries and parts of Colombia.
It happened around 224km (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, the United States Geological Survey says.

A powerful mag 6.4 strikes Indonesia: Indonesia suffered its deadliest year in more than a decade in 2018 with 3,000 dead from quakes
USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4, struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday.
There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at a distance of about 230 km (143 miles) south of Raba in the east of the island, which forms part of West Nusa Tenggara province.
The quake followed one of magnitude 6 that struck in the same area.
The two quakes bring the total major quakes to 9 in 2019.

The 8th major quake a powerful mag 6.7 rocks the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday bringing the major quake total of 2019 to 8
A magnitude powerful 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and witnesses said it rattled buildings farther south in the capital city of Santiago but left only minor damage in its wake.
The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. local time (0132 GMT) about 15.6 km (9.7 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said.
The quake was 53 km (33 miles) below the surface, a relatively shallow tremor (which are much more powerful than deep quakes) that shook homes and had some worried about a possible tsunami. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, however, quickly discarded a tsunami threat following the tremor.
The quake was the 3rd major quake of this week and the 8th of a busy January.

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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