List of earthquakes in 2002

Earthquakes in 2002
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List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
List of earthquakes in 2002
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 2002
Strongest magnitude7.9 Mw United States United States
Deadliest6.1 Mw Afghanistan Afghanistan
1,000 deaths
Total fatalities1,686[1]
Number by magnitude
9.0+0
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.913
6.0−6.9127
5.0−5.91201
← 2001
2003 →

This is a list of earthquakes in 2002. Only earthquakes of magnitude 6 or above are included, unless they result in damage and/or casualties, or are notable for some other reason. All dates are listed according to UTC time.

Compared to other years[edit]

Number of Earthquakes Worldwide for 1999–2009
Magnitude Ranging Between19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
8−9.9 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 4 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
7−7.9 18 14 15 13 14 14 10 9 14 12 16 21 19 15 17 11 18
6−6.9 118 145 121 126 140 141 140 142 178 168 144 151 204 129 125 144 124
5−5.9 1057 1335 1215 1171 1203 1515 1693 1712 2074 1768 1896 1963 2271 1412 1402 1577 1413
Total 1193 1495 1352 1310 1358 1672 1844 1865 2270 1948 2057 2136 2495 1558 1546 1733 1556

Note that an increase in detected earthquake numbers does not necessarily represent an increase in earthquakes per se. Population increase, habitation spread, and advances in earthquake detection technology all contribute to higher earthquake numbers being recorded over time. USGS's Earthquake Myths has more information.

For exact dates and live earthquakes please visit USGS's Global Earthquake Search Page and Real-time Earthquake Map or EMSC's Real-time Seismicity.

Overall[edit]

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location Depth (km) Date
1 1,000 6.1 Afghanistan Afghanistan 8 March 25
2 261 6.5 Iran Iran 10 June 22
3 166 7.4 Afghanistan Afghanistan 226 March 3
4 50 5.9 Afghanistan Afghanistan 10 April 12
5 48[2] 6.2 Indonesia Indonesia[3] 10 August 15
6 44[4] 6.5 Turkey Turkey[5] 5 February 3
7 36 5.3 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 10 April 1
8 29[6] 5.9 Italy Italy 10 October 31
9 19[7] 6.3 Pakistan Pakistan[8] 33 November 20
10 15 7.5 Philippines Philippines 31 March 5
11 11[9] 5.4 Pakistan Pakistan[10] 33 November 1
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location Depth (km) Date
1 7.9 0 United States Denali, Alaska, United States 4.9 November 3
2 7.7 0 Fiji Fiji Islands 580 August 19
3 7.7 0 Fiji Fiji Islands 675 August 19
4 7.6 4[11] Papua New Guinea Aitape, Papua New Guinea[12] 13 September 8
5 7.6 8[13] Indonesia Ransiki, Indonesia 10 October 10
6 7.5 15 Philippines Mindanao, Philippines 31 March 5
7 7.4 166 Afghanistan Hindu Kush, Afghanistan 226 March 3
8 7.4 3[14] Indonesia Simeulue, Indonesia[15] 30 November 2
9 7.3 0 China Laoheishan, China[16] 566 June 28
10 7.3 0 Russia Kuril Islands[17] 459 November 17
11 7.2 0 Vanuatu Port-Vila, Vanuatu[18] 21 January 2
12 7.1 5[19] Taiwan Hualian, Taiwan[20] 32 March 31
13 7.1 0 United States Merizo Village, Guam, United States[21] 85 April 26
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

By month[edit]

January[edit]

January
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.90
6.0−6.90
5.0−5.90
  • A magnitude 6.0 struck Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, on January 1 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).[22]
  • Philippines A magnitude 6.3 struck Mindanao, on January 1 at a depth of 138.1 km (85.8 mi).[23]
  • Fiji A magnitude 6.2 struck Fiji islands, on January 2 at a depth of 665.8 km (413.7 mi).[24]
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 7.2 struck Vanuatu, on January 2 at a depth of 21.0 km (13.0 mi).[25]
  • Afghanistan A magnitude 6.2 struck Hindu Kush, on January 3 at a depth of 129.3 km (80.3 mi).[26]
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 6.6 struck Vanuatu, on January 3 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).[27]
  • Tajikistan A magnitude 5.3 struck Tajikistan, on January 9 at a depth of 33.0 km (20.5 mi). Killing 3 people[28]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.7 struck near the north coast of New Guinea, on January 10 at a depth of 11.0 km (6.8 mi). Killing 1 people.[29]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.4 struck New Britain, on January 13 at a depth of 43.6 km (27.1 mi).[30]
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 6.0 struck Vanuatu, on January 13 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).[31]
  • Indonesia A magnitude 6.1 struck Sunda Strait, on January 15 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).[32]
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck the Lac Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 17 January. 7 people were killed.

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "M6.3 - Mindanao, Philippines". United States Geological Survey. September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  24. ^ "M6.2 - Fiji". United States Geological Survey. September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  25. ^ "M7.2 - Vanuatu". United States Geological Survey. September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
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  27. ^ "M6.6 - Vanuatu". United States Geological Survey. September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  28. ^ "M5.3 - Tajikistan". United States Geological Survey. September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  29. ^ "M6.7 - near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey. September 11, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  30. ^ "M6.4 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
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  32. ^ "M6.1 - Sunda Strait, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.