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Major Earthquakes around the World, 2010

The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2010.

Date Location Magnitude 1
Jan. 12 Haiti 7.0
Feb. 27 Maule region, Chile 8.8
March 15 Biobío Region, Chile 7.2
April 4 Baja California, Mexico 7.2
April 6 Sumatra, Indonesia 7.7
May 9 Sumatra, Indonesia 7.2
June 13 Nicobar Islands, India 7.5
July 24 Mindanao, Philippines 7.6
August 10 Port Vila, Vanuatu 7.5
Dec. 21 Bonin Islands, Japan 7.4
Dec. 25 Coast of Vanuatu 7.3
Source: various

NOTE: A major earthquake is defined here as having a magnitude of 6.0 or more.
1. Unless otherwise indicated, magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.


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