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.
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