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Major Earthquakes around the World, 1999

DateLocationMagnitude1
Jan. 19New Ireland, Papua New Guinea7.0
Feb. 6Santa Cruz Islands
(S. Pacific Sea)
7.3
March 4 Celebes Sea, Indonesia7.1
April 5New Britain, Papua New Guinea7.4
April 8E. Russia/N.E. China border7.1
May 10New Britain, Papua New Guinea7.1
May 16New Britain, Papua New Guinea7.1
Aug. 17Izmit region, western Turkey7.4
Sept. 20Taiwan7.7
Sept. 30Oaxaca, Mexico7.4
Oct. 16Southern California7.2
Nov. 12Bolu Province, northwest Turkey7.2
Nov. 15South Indian Ocean7.0
Nov. 19New Britain, P.N.G.7.0
Nov. 26Vanuatu7.5
Dec. 6Kodiak Island Region7.0
Dec. 11Luzon, Philippines7.3
NOTE: A major earthquake is defined here as having a magnitude of 7.0 or more. 1. Unless otherwise indicated, magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale. Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

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