Major Earthquakes around the World, 2002
|Jan. 2||Vanuatu Islands||7.3|
|March 3 ||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||7.4|
|March 5||Mindanao, Philippines||7.5|
|March 31||Taiwan region||7.1|
|April 26||Mariana Islands||7.1|
|June 28||E. Russia-N.E. China Border Region||7.3|
|Aug. 19||Fiji Islands||7.6|
|Aug. 19||South of Fiji Islands||7.7|
|Sept. 8||Papua New Guinea||7.6|
|Oct. 10||Irian Jaya, Indonesia||7.6|
|Nov. 2||Sumatra, Indonesia||7.4|
|Nov. 17||Northwest of Kuril Islands||7.3|
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.
See also The Ten Largest Earthquakes of the Century and The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
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