Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the World (Through 2008)
Dr. Tokuji Utsu, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University, has been compiling "Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the World," which contains more than 10,000 destructive earthquakes in the world from 3000 B.C. You can use this page to search events from this catalog under various conditions. Please carefully read the description before you start searching.
You can obtain data on earthquakes that caused fatalities in Taiwan in the following example of search results.
- The IISEE has inherited "Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the World" and its search page on the web site of Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), Tokyo University, developed and maintained by Prof. Toshikatsu Yoshii, Nihon University.
- The search page on ERI allowed only computers with addresses suffixed by .ac.jp or .go.jp to access. Drs. Utsu and Yoshii have kindly permitted the catalog and its search page to be utilized worldwide.
- The catalog that Dr. Utsu provided to the IISEE has destructive earthquakes up to June, 26, 2002. The IISEE is going to continuously update the catalog (the current latest event in the database is the earthquake that occurred on December 25 in 2008 near the Myanmar-China border).
- Please send inquiries to the following e-mail address if you have questions on the catalog and this search page.
The program and data are managed by Tatsuhiko Hara.