Major Earthquakes around the World, 2003
|Jan. 20||Solomon Islands||7.3|
|Jan. 22||Colima, Mexico||7.6|
|March 17||Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska||7.0|
|May 26||Near Honshu, Japan||7.0|
|May 26||Halmahera, Indonesia||7.0|
|June 20||Amazonas, Brazil||7.1|
|July 15||Carlsberg Ridge, Indian Ocean||7.6|
|Aug. 4||Scotia Sea, Canada||7.5|
|Aug. 21||South Island, New Zealand||7.2|
|Sept. 25||Hokkaido, Japan region||8.3|
|Sept. 25||Hokkaido, Japan region||7.4|
|Sept. 27||Southwestern Siberia, Russia||7.4|
|Oct. 31||Near Honshu, Japan||7.0|
|Nov. 17||Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands||7.8|
|Dec. 27||Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia||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.
See also The Ten Largest Earthquakes of the Century and The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.