Major Earthquakes around the World, 2004
|Jan. 3||Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia||7.1|
|Feb. 5||Papua, Indonesia||7.0|
|Feb. 7||Near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia||7.3|
|July 15||Fiji Region||7.1|
|July 25||Southern Sumatra, Indonesia||7.3|
|Sept. 5||Near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||7.2|
|Sept. 5||Near the south coast of Honshu, Japan||7.4|
|Nov. 11||Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia||7.5|
|Nov. 15||West Coast, Colombia||7.2|
|Nov. 22||West Coast, South Island, New Zealand||7.1|
|Nov. 26||Papua, Indonesia||7.1|
|Nov. 28||Hokkaido, Japan||7.0|
|Dec. 23||Macquarie Island, Antarctica||8.1|
|Dec. 26||Nicobar Islands, India||7.1|
|Dec. 26||West Coast, N.Sumatra, Indonesia||9.0|
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.