(Deprecated) Load a table of earthquakes around Japan as a pandas.DataFrame.


Deprecated since v0.6.0. This function has been replaced with load_sample_data(name="japan_quakes") and will be removed in v0.9.0.

Data is from the NOAA NGDC database. This is the @tut_quakes.ngdc dataset used in the GMT tutorials.

The data are downloaded to a cache directory (usually ~/.gmt/cache) the first time you invoke this function. Afterwards, it will load the data from the cache. So you’ll need an internet connection the first time around.


data (pandas.DataFrame) – The data table. Columns are year, month, day, latitude, longitude, depth (in km), and magnitude of the earthquakes.