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Major Earthquakes around the World, 2000

DateLocationMagnitude1
Jan. 8Tonga Islands7.2
Feb. 25Vanuatu Islands region7.1
March 28Volcano Islands, Japan region7.6
April 23Santiago del Estero Province,
Argentina
7.0
May 4Minahassa Peninsula,
Sulawesi, Indonesia
7.6
May 12Jujuy Province, Argentina7.2
June 4Sumatra, Indonesia7.9
June 18South Indian Ocean7.8
Aug. 6Bonin Islands, Japan Region7.3
Nov. 16New Ireland, Papua New Guinea8.0
Nov. 16New Ireland, Papua New Guinea7.6
Nov. 17New Ireland, Papua New Guinea7.5
Dec. 6Turkmenistan7.0
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.

See also The Ten Largest Earthquakes of the Century and The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.


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