On the evening of March 2, 2016, a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was approximately 800km from Padang, West Sumatra.
In the early morning of Febuary 6, 2016, a moderate earthquake struck Tainan, southern Taiwan, right before the Chinese New Year holidays.
In the early morning hours of 4th January 2016, a moderate Mw 6.7 earthquake struck the mountainous state of Manipur in northeastern India, close to the Indo-Myanmar border.
The past hundred years of Japanese earthquakes recorded by modern instruments had led some scientists to think that the largest of earthquakes woul