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Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 2014
5.0-5.9 in green, 6.0-6.9 in yellow, 7.0–7.9 in orange, 8.0+ in red
Largest earthquake Chile Iquique, Chile
Magnitude 8.2
Deadliest earthquake Chile Iquique, Chile
Magnitude 8.2 – 6 Dead
Total fatalities 8
9.0 Magnitude+ 0
8.0−8.9 Magnitude 1
7.0−7.9 Magnitude 3
6.0−6.9 Magnitude 40
5.0−5.9 Magnitude 428
← 2013 Earthquakes

This is a list of earthquakes in 2014. Only earthquakes of magnitude 6 or above are included, unless they result in damage and/or casualties, or are notable for some other reason. All dates are listed according to UTC time.

Compared to other years[edit]

Number of Earthquakes Worldwide for 2000 – 2014
  Magnitude Ranging Between    2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014 
8−9.9
1
1
0
1
2
1
2
4
0
1
1
1
2
2
1
7−7.9
14
15
13
14
14
10
9
14
12
16
21
19
15
17
4
6−6.9
146
121
127
140
141
140
142
178
168
144
151
204
129
125
40
5−5.9
1344
1224
1201
1203
1515
1693
1712
2074
1768
1896
1963
2271
1412
1402
428
Total
1505
1361
1341
1358
1672
1844
1865
2270
1948
2057
2136
2495
1558
1545
473

Note that an increase in detected earthquake numbers does not necessarily represent an increase in earthquakes per se. Population increase, habitation spread, and advances in earthquake detection technology all contribute to higher earthquake numbers being recorded over time. USGS's Earthquake Myths has more information.

For exact dates and live earthquakes please visit USGS Real-time Earthquake Map

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location Depth (km) Date
0 0 0 0
  • Note: At least 10 dead

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location Depth (km) Date
1 8.2 6[1] Chile Iquique, Chile 20.1 April 1
2 7.7 0 Chile Iquique, Chile 31.1 April 2
3 7.6 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 29.3 April 12
4 7.4 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 35.0 April 13
5 7.1 0 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 50.0 April 11
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

By month[edit]

January[edit]

January
By magnitude
6.0–6.9 Magnitude 6
5.0–5.9 Magnitude 106
By death toll
Death toll 1
Largest earthquake
Vanuatu Vanuatu Magnitude 6.5
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Port-Vila, Vanuatu on 1 January at a depth of 187.0 km (116.2 mi).[2]
  • Iran A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck 29 miles south of Lar, Iran on 2 January at a depth of 8.0 km (5.0 mi).[3] The earthquake killed 1 and another 30 were wounded. [4]
  • Tonga A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Tonga on 21 January at a depth of 6.6 km (4.1 mi).[7]
  • Greece A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Greece on 26 January at a depth of 8 km (5.0 mi).[9]


February[edit]

February
By magnitude
6.0–6.9 Magnitude 8
5.0–5.9 Magnitude 102
Largest earthquake
China China Magnitude 6.9
  • New Zealand A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands on 2 February at a depth of 44.3 km (27.5 mi).[11]
  • Greece A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Greece on 3 February at a depth of 5 km (3.1 mi).[12]
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Vanuatu on 7 February at a depth of 122.0 km (75.8 mi).[13]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on 9 February at a depth of 41.8 km (26.0 mi).[14]
  • Barbados A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Barbados on 18 February at a depth of 16.9 km (10.5 mi).[16]

March[edit]

March
By magnitude
6.0–6.9 Magnitude 16
5.0–5.9 Magnitude 145
Largest earthquake
United States United States Magnitude 6.8
  • Nicaragua A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Nicaragua on 2 March at a depth of 60 km (37 mi).[18]
  • Japan A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Japan on 2 March at a depth of 111.2 km (69.1 mi).[19]
  • Mexico A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Mexico on 2 March at a depth of 20.5 km (12.7 mi).[20]
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Vanuatu on 5 March at a depth of 636.8 km (395.7 mi).[21]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on 11 March at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).[24]
  • Japan A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Japan on 13 March at a depth of 79.0 km (49.1 mi).[25]
  • Peru A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Peru on 15 March at a depth of 15.0 km (9.3 mi).[26]
  • Peru A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Peru on 15 March at a depth of 9.8 km (6.1 mi).[27]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 16 March at a depth of 20.0 km (12.4 mi).[28]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 17 March at a depth of 17.0 km (10.6 mi). This was an aftershock of the Magnitude 6.7 quake.[29]
  • India A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck India on 21 March at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).[30]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 22 March at a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 mi).[31]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 23 March at a depth of 34.6 km (21.5 mi). This is likely an aftershock of the previous day's event.[32]
  • Fiji A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Fiji on 26 March at a depth of 493.1 km (306.4 mi).[33]

April[edit]

April
By magnitude
8.0 Magnitude + 1
7.0-7.9 Magnitude 4
6.0–6.9 Magnitude 13
5.0–5.9 Magnitude 101
By death toll
Death toll 8
Largest earthquake
Chile Chile Magnitude 8.2
  • Chile A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 1 April at a depth of 20.2 km (12.6 mi). [35]
  • Panama A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Pedregal, Panama on 2 April at a depth of 31.6 km (19.6 mi).[36]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 3 April at a depth of 22.8 km (14.2 mi). [37]
  • Chile A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Iquique, Chile on 3 April at a depth of 31.1 km (19.3 mi). [38]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 3 April at a depth of 24.3 km (15.1 mi). [39]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 4 April at a depth of 20.0 km (12.4 mi). [40]
  • Solomon Islands A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Solomon Islands on 4 April at a depth of 63.8 km (39.6 mi). [41]
  • Nicaragua A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Larreynaga, Nicaragua on 10 April at a depth of 13.0 km (8.1 mi). [42] A woman in her twenties died of a heartattack at the time of the earthquake.[43]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore of Iquique, Chile on 11 April at a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 mi). [44]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on 11 April at a depth of 50.0 km (31.1 mi). [45] Significant structural damage occurred on outlying islands and one child was killed when their home collapsed.[46]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on 11 April at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 mi). [47]
  • Nicaragua A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Nicaragua on 11 April at a depth of 138.6 km (86.1 mi). [48]
  • Papua New Guinea A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on 12 April at a depth of 35.0 km (21.7 mi). [49]
  • Solomon Islands A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Solomon Islands on 12 April at a depth of 29.3 km (18.2 mi). [50]
  • Solomon Islands A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Solomon Islands on 13 April at a depth of 35.0 km (21.7 mi). [51]
  • Bouvet Island A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck offshore of Bouvet Island on 15 April at a depth of 11.7 km (7.3 mi).[52]
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Balleny Islands on 17 April at a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 mi).[53]

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