Large Moment Magnitude (Mw) Earthquake Archive

May 1997
Total Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Month = 17
Cumulative Number of Mw >6.0 Earthquakes per Year = 55

Total Number of Mw >7.0 Earthquakes per Month = 3
Cumulative Number of Mw >7.0 Earthquakes per Year = 7

Date

Time

Lat

Lon

Depth

Mw
Location
May 1

1137

18.923N

107.322W

33

7.1
Off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico
May 3

1646

31.623S

179.395W

107

6.9
Kermadec Islands, South Pacific
May 8

0253

24.824N

92.264E

34

6.0
India-Bangdelesh, (update)
May 8

1329

51.785N

170.793W

33

6.0
Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, (update)
May 9

0906

13.183N

144.725E

29

6.0
West of Guam, Mariana Islands
May 10

0757

33.654N

59.739E

2

7.2
* Eastern Iran, (update), (update)
May 11

2216

36.106S

97.265W

10

6.4
Challanger Fracture Zone/West Chile Rise
May 12

1345

10.160N

121.557E

33

6.1
Off the southwest coast of Panay, Philippines
May 13

0538

32.630N

130.273E

52

6.1
Southwest Kyushu, Japan, (update)
May 13

1413

36.546N

70.972E

194

6.5
Northwest Afghanistan, (update)
May 21

1410

20.425S

169.291E

57

6.7
Southern Vanuatu Islands, South Pacific
May 22

0750

18.618N

101.544W

70

6.6
* Guerrero/Michoacan border, Mexico
May 22

1321

18.903N

121.348E

33

6.1
North of the Philippines
May 25

2322

31.990S

179.190E

332

7.2
* Kermadec Island Region, South Pacific
May 27

0610

54.600S

135.400W

14

6.0
Pacific-Antarcta Ridge, South Pacific
May 27

0800

15.060S

173.440W

25

6.3
* Tonga Island Region, South Pacific
May 29

1702

35.910S

102.370W

17

6.4
West Chile Rise, Southeast Pacific
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center; Harvard Geophysical Observatory, Harvard University (magnitudes with " * " are HRV).

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