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Major Earthquakes around the World, 2012

The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2012.

Date Location Magnitude 1
Jan. 11 Sumatra, Indonesia 7.2
Feb. 2 Vanuatu 7.1
March 20 Ometepec, Mexico 7.4
March 25 Talca, Chile 7.1
April 11 Aceh Province, Indonesia 8.6
April 11 Aceh Province, Indonesia 8.2
April 12 Baja California, Mexico 7.0
May 21 Northern Italy 6.0
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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