Major Earthquakes around the World, 2006
|Jan. 2||East of the South Sandwich Islands||7.4|
|Jan. 2||Fiji Region||7.2|
|Jan. 27||Banda Sea||7.6|
|April 20||Koryakia, Russia||7.6|
|May 16||Kermadec Islands Region||7.4|
|July 17||South of Java, Indonesia||7.7|
|Aug. 20||Scotia Sea, south of S. America||7.0|
|Nov. 15||Kuril Islands||8.3|
|Dec. 26||Taiwan region||7.1|
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.