Major Earthquakes around the World, 2008
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2008.
|Jan. 5||Queen Charlotte Islands Region||6.6|
|Jan. 10||Off the coast of Oregon||6.4|
|Feb. 20||Simeulue, Indonesia||7.4|
|Feb. 25||Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia||7.0|
|March 21||Xinjiang-Xizang Border Region||7.2|
|April 9||Loyalty Islands||7.3|
|June 13||Eastern Honshu, Japan||6.9|
|July 19||Honshu, Japan||7.0|
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:
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.