Major Earthquakes around the World, 2004

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Jan. 3Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia7.1
Feb. 5Papua, Indonesia7.0
Feb. 7Near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia7.3
July 15Fiji Region7.1
July 25Southern Sumatra, Indonesia7.3
Sept. 5Near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan7.2
Sept. 5Near the south coast of Honshu, Japan7.4
Nov. 11Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia7.5
Nov. 15West Coast, Colombia7.2
Nov. 22West Coast, South Island, New Zealand7.1
Nov. 26Papua, Indonesia7.1
Nov. 28Hokkaido, Japan7.0
Dec. 23Macquarie Island, Antarctica8.1
Dec. 26Nicobar Islands, India7.1
Dec. 26West Coast, N.Sumatra, Indonesia9.0
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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