Major Earthquakes around the World, 2007

Date Location Magnitude 1
Jan. 12 East of the Kuril Islands 8.1
Jan. 21 Molucca Sea 7.5
April 1 Solomon Islands 8.1
Aug. 15 Peru 8.0
Sept. 13 Sumatra, Indonesia 8.4
Nov. 14 South America 7.7
Nov. 25 Sumbawa region, Indonesia 6.5
Nov. 29 Martinique region, Windward Islands 7.4
Dec. 9 Minas Gerais, Brazil 4.9
Dec. 20 Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand 6.6
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:
Earthquake Events 2007: IRIS

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.


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