Major Earthquakes around the World, 2002

DateLocationMagnitude1
Jan. 2Vanuatu Islands7.3
March 3 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan7.4
March 5Mindanao, Philippines7.5
March 31Taiwan region7.1
April 26Mariana Islands7.1
June 28E. Russia-N.E. China Border Region7.3
Aug. 19Fiji Islands7.6
Aug. 19South of Fiji Islands7.7
Sept. 8Papua New Guinea7.6
Oct. 10Irian Jaya, Indonesia7.6
Nov. 2Sumatra, Indonesia7.4
Nov. 3Alaska7.9
Nov. 17Northwest of Kuril Islands7.3
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.

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


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