Large Moment Magnitude (Mw) Earthquake Archive

February 1997
Total Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Month = 8
Cumulative Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Year = 14

Total Number of Mw >7.0 Earthquakes per Month = 1
Cumulative Number of Mw >7.0 Earthquakes per Year = 3

Date

Time

Lat

Lon

Depth

Mw
Location
Feb 4

1037

37.39N

57.35E

7

6.5
* Northeast Iran/Turkmenistan Border
Feb 7

0841

19.83S

173.31W

29

6.4
Tonga Islands, South Pacific
Feb 9

1232

14.50S

76.30W

21

6.1
Near the Coast of South-Central Peru
Feb 20

0754

41.83N

142.73E

38

6.0
Off the Southern Coast of Hokkaido, Japan
Feb 21

2340

43.82N

149.16E

20

6.1
Souther Kuril Islands, Northwestern Pacific Ocean
Feb 26

1827

47.56S

100.48E

15

6.0
Southeast Indian Rise, Indian Ocean
Feb 27

2108

29.87N

68.11E

18

7.1
* Central Pakistan (60 killed, localized damage)
Feb 28

1257

38.20N

48.05E

15

6.1
* Northwestern Iran (+950 killed, widespread damage)
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center; Harvard Geophysical Observatory, Harvard University (magnitudes with " * " are HRV).

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