Major Earthquakes around the World, 2011

The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2011.

Date Location Magnitude 1
Jan. 1 Santiago del Estero, Argentina 7.0
Jan. 13 Loyalty Islands 7.0
Jan. 18 Pakistan 7.2
March 9 Honshu, Japan 7.2
March 11 Tohoku, Japan 9.0
March 11 Honshu, Japan 7.9
March 11 Honshu, Japan 7.7
April 7 Honshu, Japan 7.1
June 23 Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States 7.2
July 6 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 7.6
July 10 Honshu, Japan 7.0
Aug. 20 Port Vila, Vanuatu 7.1
Sept. 3 Isangel, Vanuatu 7.0
Sept. 15 Ndoi Islands, Fiji 7.3
Oct. 21 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 7.4
Oct. 23 Van, Turkey 7.2
Dec. 14 Lae, Papua New Guinea 7.1
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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