Major Earthquakes around the World, 2012
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2012.
|Jan. 11||Sumatra, Indonesia||7.2|
|March 20||Ometepec, Mexico||7.4|
|March 25||Talca, Chile||7.1|
|April 11||Aceh Province, Indonesia||8.6|
|April 11||Aceh Province, Indonesia||8.2|
|April 12||Baja California, Mexico||7.0|
|May 21||Northern Italy||6.0|
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.