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Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 2008
Strongest
magnitude
China Sichuan earthquake
7.9 Mw
Deadliest China Sichuan earthquake
7.9 Mw (87,587 deaths)
Total fatalities 88011
Number by magnitude
9.0+ 0
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 12
6.0−6.9 168
5.0−5.9 1768
← 2007
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Earthquakes in 2008 resulted in about 88,011 fatalities. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake was the deadliest with 87,587 fatalities, and also the largest at 7.9 on the moment magnitude scale. Other significant earthquakes struck Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Japan, Colombia, and other parts of China.

Compared to other years[edit]

Number of Earthquakes Worldwide for 2000–2010
  Magnitude Ranging Between    2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010 
8.0–9.9 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 4 0 1 1
7.0–7.9 14 15 13 14 14 10 9 14 12 16 21
6.0–6.9 146 121 127 140 141 140 142 178 168 144 151
5.0–5.9 1344 1224 1201 1203 1515 1693 1712 2074 1768 1896 1963
Total 1505 1361 1341 1358 1672 1844 1865 2270 1948 2057 2136

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 and EMSC web sites

Overall[edit]

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location Date
1 87,587 7.9 China Sichuan May 12
2 215 6.4 Pakistan Balochistan October 29
3 75 6.6 Kyrgyzstan Nuna October 5
4 44[1] 5.9 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lake Kivu February 3
5 43[1] 6.1 China Panzhihua August 30
6 23[2] 6.9 Japan Tōhoku region June 13
7 13 5.8 Russia Chechnya October 11
8 11 5.9 Colombia El Calvario May 24
9 10 6.4 China Damxung October 6
  • Note: At least 10 dead

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location Date
1 7.9 87,587 China Sichuan May 12
2 7.7 0 Russia Sea of Okhotsk July 5
3 7.4 3 Indonesia Simeulue February 20
3 7.4 6 Indonesia Sulawesi November 16
5 7.3 0 Russia Sea of Okhotsk May 12
5 7.3 0 New Caledonia Loyalty Islands April 9
7 7.2 0 Indonesia Sumatra February 25
7 7.2 0 China Xinjiang March 20
9 7.1 0 Australia Macquarie Island April 12
10 7.0 0 United Kingdom South Sandwich Islands June 30
10 7.0 0 Japan Honshu, Japan July 19
10 7.0 0 New Zealand Kermadec Islands September 29
  • Note: At least 7.0 Magnitude

By month[edit]

January[edit]

January
Strongest
magnitude
6.6 Canada Canada
Deadliest 2
Number by magnitude
6.0−6.9 14
5.0−5.9 110

February[edit]

February
Strongest
magnitude
7.4 Indonesia Indonesia
Deadliest 49
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 18
5.0−5.9 146

March[edit]

March
Strongest
magnitude
7.2 China China
Deadliest 0
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 14
5.0−5.9 147

April[edit]

April
Strongest
magnitude
7.3 Vanuatu Vanuatu
Deadliest 0
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 19
5.0−5.9 163

May[edit]

May
Strongest
magnitude
7.9 China China
Deadliest 87606
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 12
5.0−5.9 175

June[edit]

June
Strongest
magnitude
7.0 United Kingdom South Sandwich Islands
Deadliest 23
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 15
5.0−5.9 166

July[edit]

July
Strongest
magnitude
7.7 Russia Russia
Deadliest 4
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 12
5.0−5.9 124

August[edit]

August
Strongest
magnitude
6.7 China China
Deadliest 54
Number by magnitude
6.0−6.9 16
5.0−5.9 153

September[edit]

September
Strongest
magnitude
7.0 New Zealand New Zealand
Deadliest 10
Number by magnitude
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 11
5.0−5.9 138

October[edit]

October

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November

December[edit]

December

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References[edit]

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