Major Earthquakes around the World, 2007

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
DateLocationMagnitude 1
Jan. 12East of the Kuril Islands8.1
Jan. 21Molucca Sea7.5
April 1Solomon Islands8.1
Aug. 15Peru8.0
Sept. 13Sumatra, Indonesia8.4
Nov. 14South America7.7
Nov. 25Sumbawa region, Indonesia6.5
Nov. 29Martinique region, Windward Islands7.4
Dec. 9Minas Gerais, Brazil4.9
Dec. 20Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand6.6
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:
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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