Large Moment Magnitude (Mw) Earthquake Archive

January 1997
Total Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Month = 6
Cumulative Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Year = 6

Total Number of Mw >7.0 Earthquakes per Month = 2
Cumulative Number of Mw >7.0 Earthquakes per Year = 2

Date

Time

Lat

Lon

Depth

Mw
? Location
Jan 03

0358

19.03S

174.97E

131

6.0
? Tonga Islands, South Pacific Ocean
Jan 11

2028

18.25N

102.80W

13

7.1
? Michoacan, Mexico
Jan 17

1120

8.73S

123.63E

100

6.1
? Flores Islands, Indonesia
Jan 17

1553

28.96N

130.00E

13

6.2
? Ryukyu Island Region
Jan 17

0215

22.10S

65.74W

276

7.1

*
Juyuy Province, Argentina
Jan 17

2319

13.00S

165.78E

30

6.0
? Vanuatu Islands, South Pacific
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center; Harvard Geophysical Observatory, Harvard University (magnitudes with " * " are HRV).

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