Major Earthquakes around the World, 2010
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2010.
|Feb. 27||Maule region, Chile||8.8|
|March 15||Biobío Region, Chile||7.2|
|April 4||Baja California, Mexico||7.2|
|April 6||Sumatra, Indonesia||7.7|
|May 9||Sumatra, Indonesia||7.2|
|June 13||Nicobar Islands, India||7.5|
|July 24||Mindanao, Philippines||7.6|
|August 10||Port Vila, Vanuatu||7.5|
|Dec. 21||Bonin Islands, Japan||7.4|
|Dec. 25||Coast of Vanuatu||7.3|
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.