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Major Earthquakes around the World, 2001

DateLocationMagnitude1
Jan. 1Mindanao, Philippines7.5
Jan. 9Vanuatu Islands7.0
Jan. 10Kodiak Island region, Alaska, U.S.A.7.1
Jan. 13Off coast of Central America7.7
Jan. 26 Gujarat, India7.7
Feb. 13Southern Sumatera, Indonesia7.4
Feb. 24Northern Molucca Sea7.1
June 3Kermadec Islands, New Zealand7.2
June 23Near coast of Peru8.4
July 7Near coast of Peru7.6
Aug. 21East of North Island, N.Z.7.0
Oct. 12South of Mariana Islands7.0
Oct. 19Banda Sea7.5
Nov. 14Qinghai-Xinjiang, China7.8
Dec. 12South of Australia7.1
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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