6.0 AND GREATER EARTHQUAKES ARE REPORTED ON THIS SITE AND ALL EARTHQUAKE STATS PERTAIN TO 6.0 AND GREATER MAGNITUDE QUAKES.

Map: USGS

A major 6.0 earthquake hit the Eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea, on September 20, 2017, at 22:13:36 UTC, reported LDEO (may not be finalized).

836 major (6.0+) to super (8.0+) earthquakes hit various places worldwide over the last 1,673 days. Among these were 93  7.0+ and 10  8.0+ magnitude quakes. (Sources: EMSC-CSEM; Geoscience Australia; USGS; National Weather Service; Pacific Tsunami Warning Center; China Earthquake Networks Center; GEOFON; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO] of Columbia University.)

Major to super magnitude earthquakes occur every other day on average during the last 55 months.