Major Earthquakes around the World, 2006

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Jan. 2East of the South Sandwich Islands7.4
Jan. 2Fiji Region7.2
Jan. 27Banda Sea7.6
Feb. 22Mozambique7.0
April 20Koryakia, Russia7.6
May 3Tonga7.9
May 16Kermadec Islands Region7.4
July 17South of Java, Indonesia7.7
Aug. 20Scotia Sea, south of S. America7.0
Nov. 15Kuril Islands8.3
Dec. 26Taiwan region7.1
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:

See also The Ten Largest Earthquakes of the Century and The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.

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