Major Earthquakes around the World, 2005
|Feb. 5||Celebes Sea||7.1|
|March 2||Banda Sea||7.1|
|March 28||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia||8.7|
|June 13||Tarapaca, Chile||7.8|
|June 15||Off coast of northern California||7.2|
|July 24||Nicobar Islands, India ||7.3|
|Aug. 16||Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan||7.2|
|Sept. 9||New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea||7.7|
|Sept. 26||Northern Peru||7.5|
|Nov. 14||Off coast of Honshu, Japan||7.0|
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.
See also The Ten Largest Earthquakes of the Century and The Largest Earthquakes in the United States.