Top 50 geomagnetic storms

On this page you will find an overview of the strongest geomagnetic storms since January 1957 together with links to more information in our archive. Storms are ranked by the Disturbance storm-time index (Dst) that is designed to measure the magnetic signature of magnetospheric currents observed in the equatorial regions. The Dst index is provided by the World Data Center for geomagnetism in Kyoto. When available, the maximum solar wind speed and the conditions of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF Bt and Bz) are shown. This page is updated daily.

Dst Ap Kp maxSpeedIMF BtIMF Bz
11989/03/14-589nT1589---
21989/03/13-472nT2469---
31959/07/15-429nT2369---
41957/09/13-427nT1609----
51958/02/11-426nT1999---
62003/11/20-422nT1509-766.3km/sec56.15nT-52.93nT
72024/05/11-412nT2719993.2km/sec55.75nT-50.06nT
81967/05/26-387nT1469---
92001/03/31-387nT1929-792.2km/sec72.67nT-47.41nT
102003/10/30-383nT19191980.0km/sec40.16nT-35.50nT
112004/11/08-374nT1409-763.8km/sec48.31nT-47.70nT
121991/11/09-354nT1198+---
132024/05/10-351nT1059-804.7km/sec73.76nT-49.96nT
142003/10/29-350nT20491900.0km/sec63.32nT-53.85nT
151960/11/13-339nT2809---
161958/07/08-330nT2009---
171960/04/01-327nT2419----
181960/04/30-325nT1749---
191982/07/14-325nT1539---
201957/09/05-324nT1129----
211967/05/25-312nT1309---
221981/04/13-311nT1218+---
232003/11/21-309nT427-575.2km/sec20.23nT-10.20nT
241986/02/09-307nT1009----
252003/10/31-307nT1168+1258.7km/sec41.28nT-18.52nT
261957/09/23-303nT1649----
271958/09/04-302nT1319----
282000/07/16-300nT508-979.7km/sec48.59nT-2.76nT
291991/03/25-298nT1309----
301958/09/05-296nT718---
311958/07/09-293nT757---
322000/04/07-292nT749-637.3km/sec28.14nT-17.29nT
332001/11/06-292nT1429-434.0km/sec81.30nT-78.17nT
342000/04/06-291nT828+604.3km/sec33.76nT-32.76nT
351982/09/06-289nT1999----
362000/07/15-289nT1649-59.55nT-59.27nT
371992/05/10-288nT1799----
381960/10/07-287nT1869---
391970/03/08-284nT1499---
401959/07/16-283nT477+---
411990/04/10-281nT1248---
421991/03/24-281nT1619----
431957/09/04-280nT1459---
441991/11/08-280nT989----
451960/04/02-272nT627---
461961/10/28-272nT1289----
472001/04/11-271nT858+764.4km/sec42.33nT-36.63nT
481989/10/21-268nT1468+---
491989/11/17-266nT1098---
502004/11/10-263nT1619-818.8km/sec36.84nT-29.22nT
© Potsdam - CC BY 4.0 - Matzka, J., Stolle, C., Yamazaki, Y., Bronkalla, O. and Morschhauser, A., 2021. - ©WDC for Geomagnetism, Kyoto

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