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Earthquakes over magnitude 3.0 that have hit the headlines around the world in the last month. (Please note that because of the proven effects of "fracking" some of the earthquakes reported across the lower 48 states of the USA may be from human rather than tectonic origin).

All magnitudes expressed use the Richter Scale unless otherwise stated. All events are dated by local time.

Iran struck by nine quakes over 48 hour period.

  • December 31st, Magnitude 3.6, USA (California)
  • December 31st, Magnitude 5.2, Philippines
  • December 31st, Magnitude 4.6, Greece
  • December 30th, Magnitude 3.2 + 3.0 + 3.5, USA (California)
  • December 30th, Magnitude 3.6, Fiji
  • December 30th, Magnitude 3.8 + 3.5, Spain
  • December 30th, Magnitude 4.5 + 3.2, Philippines
  • December 30th, Magnitude 4.2, Iran
  • December 30th, Magnitude 4.7, Antigua
  • December 30th, Magnitude 4.1, USA (Alaska)
  • December 30th, Magnitude 3.9, Iran
  • December 30th, Magnitude 5.1, Chile
  • December 29th, Magnitude 5.7, Philippines
  • December 29th, Magnitude 5.2, Nicobar Islands
  • December 29th, Magnitude 3.8 + 3.5, Spain
  • December 28th, Magnitude 3.8, USA (California)
  • December 28th, Magnitude 4.1, Canada (Quebec)
  • December 28th, Magnitude 4.7, India
  • December 28th, Magnitude 4.7, Trinidad
  • December 28th, Magnitude 3.8, USA (Oklahoma)
  • December 28th, Magnitude 4.2 + 5.7, Philippines
  • December 28th, Magnitude 4.5, Nepal
  • December 28th, Magnitude 5.1, USA (Alaska)
  • December 28th, Magnitude 5.5, Guam
  • December 27th, Magnitude 5.5, Chile
  • December 27th, Magnitude 3.0, USA (Utah)
  • December 27th, Magnitude 3.3, USA (California)
  • December 27th, Magnitude 3.7, Aegean
  • December 27th, Magnitude 3.0, USA (Colorado)
  • December 27th, Magnitude 4.7, Fiji
  • December 26th, Magnitude 4.4, Chile
  • December 26th, Magnitude 3.0 + 3.1, Spain
  • December 26th, Magnitude 3.1 + 3.8, USA (California)
  • December 26th, Magnitude 3.8, New Zealand
  • December 26th, Magnitude 4.6 + 3.5, Philippines
  • December 26th, Magnitude 3.4, Greece
  • December 25th, Magnitude 4.5, Chile
  • December 25th, Magnitude 4.7, Mexico
  • December 25th, Magnitude 5.2 + 4.2 + 3.1, Philippines
  • December 25th, Magnitude 4.8, Turkey
  • December 25th, Magnitude 3.2, Vietnam
  • December 24th, Magnitude 5.2, Barbados
  • December 24th, Magnitude 5.3, Indonesia (Irian Jaya)
  • December 23rd, Magnitude 3.3, USA (California)
  • December 23rd, Magnitude 4.4, Chile
  • December 23rd, Magnitude 5.4, Russia (Kamchatka)
  • December 22nd, Magnitude 5.1, Fiji
  • December 22nd, Magnitude 5.0, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • December 22nd, Magnitude 4.6, Afganistan
  • December 21st, Magnitude 3.1 + 3.8, Philippines
  • December 20th, Magnitude 5.2, Iran
  • December 20th, Magnitude 5.0 + 4.9 + 5.2 + 5.7 + 5.1, Japan
  • December 20th, Magnitude 4.9, Trinidad
  • December 20th, Magnitude 5.0 + 3.2, Tibet
  • December 19th, Magnitude 3.2, USA (California)
  • December 19th, Magnitude 4.0 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.1, USA (Oklahoma)
  • December 18th, Magnitude 3.0, USA (California)
  • December 17th, Magnitude 5.1 + 4.4, Philippines
  • December 17th, Magnitude 5.0, Fiji
  • December 16th, Magnitude 3.0, USA (Texas)
  • December 16th, Magnitude 4.2, Canada (British Columbia)
  • December 15th, Magnitude 6.5, Indonesia (Java)
  • December 15th, Magnitude 4.5, Japan
  • December 15th, Magnitude 4.6, Pakistan
  • December 15th, Magnitude 5.0, New Caledonia

    For a list of all recorded earthquakes, visit the United States Geological Survey website:Earthquakes

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