Seismo-Watch Archive of Large Moment Magnitude (Mw) Earthquakes

December 1996
Total Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Month = 10
Cumulative Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Year = 152

Date Time Lat Lon Depth Mw Location
Dec 1

2309

30.39S

179.84W

365

6.1*
Kermadec Islands, South Pacific Ocean
Dec 2

2217

31.80N

131.22E

18

6.7
Kyushu, Japan
Dec 3

1256

18.27S

172.48W

28

6.1
Tonga Island Region, South Pacific Ocean
Dec 9

0354

8.24S

107.50E

41

6.1*
Jawa, Indonesia
Dec 9

1128

29.67N

42.58W

15

6.0*
Mid Atlantic Ocean Ridge
Dec 10

0836

0.78N

29.98S

12

6.6
Mid Atlantic Ocean Ridge
Dec 22

1453

43.19N

138.94E

228

6.5
Eastern Sea of Japan
Dec 26

2048

2.11S

139.17E

15

6.2*
Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Dec 30

1941

4.03S

128.08E

33

6.1*
Banda Sea, Indonesia
Dec 31

1241

15.67N

93.03W

95

6.3
Near the Coast of Chiapas, Mexico
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center; Harvard Geophysical Observatory, Harvard University (magnitudes with " * " are HRV).

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