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The Major Global Earthquakes of 2019

Despite 2020 starting with several large earthquakes in Puerto Rico and Jamaica, we wanted to revisit the major global earthquakes of 2019 in a sort of “year in review”.  The year compared similarly to the 20 year average, with some standout large and destructive earthquakes.

Most Deadly

Rescue teams look for survivors in the rubble from the Albanian Earthquake.
Credit: Ser Amantio di Nicolao

Albania

Indonesia

Pakistan

Highest Magnitude

Surface faulting shifting the dirt road over several feet.
Credit: Ryan Gold, USGS

Peru

Papua New Guinea

Ecuador

 

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