Major Earthquakes around the World, 2013

The following table lists the date, location, and magnitude of major earthquakes around the world during 2013.

Date Location Magnitude 1
Jan. 5 Craig, Alaska 7.5
Jan. 30 Vallenar, Chile 6.8
Feb. 2 Obihiro, Japan 6.9
Feb. 6 Solomon Islands 8.0
Feb. 8 Solomon Islands 7.1
April 6 Papua Province, Indonesia 7.0
April 16 Iran-Pakistan Border 7.7
April 19 Kuril Islands 7.2
May 23 Vaini, Tonga 7.4
May 24 Russia 8.3
July 7 Kandrian, Papua New Guinea 7.3
July 15 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 7.3
Aug. 30 Aleutian Islands, Alaska 7.0
Sept. 24 Awaran, Pakistan 7.7
Sept. 25 Acari, Peru 7.1
Oct. 15 Sagbayan, Philippines 7.1
Oct. 25 Honshu, Japan 7.1
Nov. 17 Coronation Island, Antarctica 7.7
Nov. 25 Falkland Islands 7.0
Source: various

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.

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