Historical Earthquakes & Statistics

Earthquakes can strike any location at any time. But history shows they occur in the same general patterns year after year, principally in three large zones of the earth. The world's greatest earthquake belt, the circum-Pacific seismic belt, is found...
Since 1900, the earthquake in Chile on May 22, 1960, is the biggest in the World with magnitude 9.5 Mw.
Since 1900, the earthquake in Alaska on March 28, 1964, is the biggest earthquake in the United States, with magnitude 9.2 Mw. This earthquake is also the second biggest earthquake in the World.
You can perform an online earthquake catalog search.
The answer to this question is not as straightforward as it may seem. In order to most accurately answer it, we will rephrase the question four different ways: 1) For which country do we locate the most earthquakes? Japan. The whole country is in a very...