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List of earthquakes in 2002

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Total fatalities  1,686
8.0−8.9  0
9.0+  0
7.0−7.9  13
Strongest magnitude  Denali, Alaska, United States 7.9 Mw
Deadliest  Hindu Kush, Afghanistan 6.1 Mw

This is a list of earthquakes in 2002. 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.

Contents

Compared to other years

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's Global Earthquake Search Page and Real-time Earthquake Map or EMSC's Real-time Seismicity.

By death toll

  • Note: At least 10 casualties
  • By magnitude

  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude
  • January

  • A magnitude 6.0 struck Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, on January 1 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).
  • A magnitude 6.3 struck Mindanao, on January 1 at a depth of 138.1 km (85.8 mi).
  • A magnitude 6.2 struck Fiji islands, on January 2 at a depth of 665.8 km (413.7 mi).
  • A magnitude 7.2 struck Vanuatu, on January 2 at a depth of 21.0 km (13.0 mi).
  • A magnitude 6.2 struck Hindu Kush, on January 3 at a depth of 129.3 km (80.3 mi).
  • A magnitude 6.6 struck Vanuatu, on January 3 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).
  • A magnitude 5.3 struck Tajikistan, on January 9 at a depth of 33.0 km (20.5 mi). Killing 3 people
  • A magnitude 6.7 struck near the north coast of New Guinea, on January 10 at a depth of 11.0 km (6.8 mi). Killing 1 people.
  • A magnitude 6.4 struck New Britain, on January 13 at a depth of 43.6 km (27.1 mi).
  • A magnitude 6.0 struck Vanuatu, on January 13 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).
  • A magnitude 6.1 struck Sunda Strait, on January 15 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).
  • A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck the Lac Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 17 January. 7 people were killed.
  • References

    List of earthquakes in 2002 Wikipedia


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