Major Earthquakes around the World, 2011

The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2011.

Date Location Magnitude 1
Jan. 1 Santiago del Estero, Argentina 7.0
Jan. 13 Loyalty Islands 7.0
Jan. 18 Pakistan 7.2
March 9 Honshu, Japan 7.2
March 11 Tohoku, Japan 9.0
March 11 Honshu, Japan 7.9
March 11 Honshu, Japan 7.7
April 7 Honshu, Japan 7.1
June 23 Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States 7.2
July 6 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 7.6
July 10 Honshu, Japan 7.0
Aug. 20 Port Vila, Vanuatu 7.1
Sept. 3 Isangel, Vanuatu 7.0
Sept. 15 Ndoi Islands, Fiji 7.3
Oct. 21 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 7.4
Oct. 23 Van, Turkey 7.2
Dec. 14 Lae, Papua New Guinea 7.1
Source: various

NOTE: A major earthquake is defined here as having a magnitude of 6.0 or more.
1. Unless otherwise indicated, magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.

Frequency of Earthquakes Worldwide Earthquakes Major Earthquakes Around the World, 2010