Major Earthquakes around the World, 2000
|Jan. 8||Tonga Islands||7.2|
|Feb. 25||Vanuatu Islands region||7.1|
|March 28||Volcano Islands, Japan region||7.6|
|April 23||Santiago del Estero Province,|
|May 4||Minahassa Peninsula,|
|May 12||Jujuy Province, Argentina||7.2|
|June 4||Sumatra, Indonesia||7.9|
|June 18||South Indian Ocean||7.8|
|Aug. 6||Bonin Islands, Japan Region||7.3|
|Nov. 16||New Ireland, Papua New Guinea||8.0|
|Nov. 16||New Ireland, Papua New Guinea||7.6|
|Nov. 17||New Ireland, Papua New Guinea||7.5|
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.
More on Major Earthquakes around the World 2000 from Infoplease: