Major Earthquakes around the World, 2011
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2011.
|Jan. 1||Santiago del Estero, Argentina||7.0|
|Jan. 13||Loyalty Islands||7.0|
|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|
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.