Major Earthquakes around the World, 2003
Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
|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.
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. Web: neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2003/2003_stats.html
See also The Ten Largest Earthquakes of the Century and The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
|Deaths from Magnitude 8.0 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1990||Earthquakes||Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2003|
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