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The following is a list of globally significant earthquakes during the 21st century, listing earthquakes of
magnitude 7 and above, or which caused fatalities. Deaths due to earthquake-caused tsunamis are included.
In terms of fatalities, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was the most destructive event, followed by the 2004 Indian
Ocean earthquake, 2005 Pakistan Earthquake and 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

For lists of earthquakes by country, which may include smaller and less destructive events than those listed here,
see List of earthquakes#Lists of earthquakes by country.

Contents
1 2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009
10 2010
11 See also
12 References
13 External links

2001

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Sources
(UTC)

January 1,
Mindanao,
06:57 6.898 126.579 0 7.5 Mw (HRV) [1]
2001 Philippines

January 9,
16:49 Vanuatu -14.928 167.170 0 7.1 Mw (USGS) [1]
2001

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January
10, Kodiak Island
16:02 57.078 153.211 0 7.0 Mw (HRV) [1]
region, Alaska
2001

January El Salvador
13, see 2001 El
17:33 13.04 -88.66 944 7.7 Mw (HRV)
Salvador
2001
earthquakes

January Gujarat, India


26, see 2001
03:16 23.39 70.23 20,085 7.7 Mw (HRV)
Gujarat
2001
earthquake

February El Salvador
13, see 2001 El
14:22 13.67 -88.94 315 6.6 Mw (HRV)
Salvador
2001
earthquakes

February
13, Southern
19:28 Sumatra, -4.680 102.562 0 7.4 Mw (HRV) [1]
2001 Indonesia

February
24, Northern
07:23 1.271 126.249 0 7.1 Mw (HRV, USGS) [1]
Molucca Sea
2001

Olympia, Mw (HRV) Depth


February Washington, of Quake was 35
28, USA miles underground
18:54 47.11 -122.6 1 6.8
see 2001 causing the quake
2001
Nisqually to be not as
earthquake devastating.
June 3,
Kermadec
02:41 -29.666 -178.633 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [1]
2001 Islands

Near coast of
June 23, Peru
20:33 see 2001 -16.3 -73.55 75 8.4 Mw (HRV)
2001
southern Peru
earthquake
July 7, Near coast of
09:38 -17.543 -72.077 1 7.6 Mw (HRV) [1]
Peru

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2001

August
21, East of North
06:52 Island, New -36.813 -179.575 0 7.1 Mw (HRV, USGS) [1]
2001 Zealand

October
12, South of
15:02 Mariana 12.686 144.980 0 7.0 Mw (HRV) [1]
2001 Islands

October
19, Banda Sea,
03:28 -4.102 123.907 0 7.5 Mw (HRV) [1]
Indonesia
2001

October
31, New Britain
09:10 region, Papua -5.912 150.916 0 7.0 Mw (HRV) [1]
2001 New Guinea

November Qinghai, Mw (HRV)


14, China Longest surface
09:26 see 2001 36.2 90.9 0 7.8 rupture (~450 km) [2]
2001 Kunlun ever recorded on
earthquake land
December
12, South of
14:02 -42.813 124.688 0 7.1 Mw (HRV, USGS) [1]
Australia
2001

2002

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Sources
(UTC)

January 2,
17:22 Vanuatu -17.600 167.856 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [3]
2002

February
3, 07:11 Afyon, Turkey 38.573 31.271 44 6.5 Mw (HRV) [3]

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2002

Hindu Kush
March 3, Region,
12:08 Afghanistan 36.543 70.424 166 7.4 Mw (HRV)
2002
see 2002 Hindu
Kush earthquakes
March 5,
Mindanao,
21:16 6.033 124.249 15 7.5 Mw (HRV) [3]
2002 Philippines

Hindu Kush
March 25, Region,
14:56 Afghanistan 36.06 69.32 1,000 6.1 Mw (HRV)
2002
see 2002 Hindu
Kush earthquakes
March 31,
Mw (HRV,
06:52 Taiwan region 6.033 122.179 5 7.1 [3]
2002 USGS)

April 12, Hindu Kush


04:00 Region, 35.959 69.417 50 5.9 Mw (HRV) [3]
2002
Afghanistan

April 26,
16:06 Mariana Islands 13.088 144.619 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [3]
2002

Qazvin Province,
June 22, Iran
Mw (HRV,
02:58 see 2002 35.63 49.05 261 6.5
2002 USGS)
Bou'in-Zahra
earthquake
June 28, Jilin-Heilongjiang
Mw (HRV,
17:19 border region, 43.752 130.666 0 7.3 [3]
2002 USGS)
China

August 19,
11:01 Fiji region -21.696 -179.513 0 7.7 Mw (HRV) [3]
2002

August 19,
South of the Fiji Mw (HRV,
11:08 -23.884 178.495 0 7.7 [3]
2002 Islands USGS)

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September
8, North coast of New
18:44 Guinea, Papua -3.302 142.945 4 7.6 Mw (HRV) [3]
2002 New Guinea

October
10, North coast of
10:50 -1.757 134.297 8 7.6 Mw (HRV) [3]
Papua, Indonesia
2002

October
31, southern Italy
10:32 see 2002 Molise 41.79 14.87 29 5.9 Mw (USGS)
2002 earthquake

November
1, Northwestern
22:09 35.517 74.654 11 5.4 Mw (HRV) [3]
Kashmir
2002

November
2, Simeulue,
01:26 2.824 96.085 3 7.4 Mw (USGS) [3]
Indonesia
2002

November Denali National


3, Park, Alaska, USA
22:12 63.52 -147.44 0 7.9 Mw (HRV)
see 2002 Denali
2002
earthquake

November
17, Northwest of the Mw (HRV,
04:53 47.824 146.209 0 7.3 [3]
Kuril Islands USGS)
2002

November
20, Northwestern
21:32 35.414 74.515 19 6.3 Mw (HRV) [3]
Kashmir
2002

2003

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Sources
(UTC)

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January
20,
08:43 Solomon Islands -10.491 160.770 0 7.3 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003

January Offshore Colima,


22, Mexico
02:06 18.8 -104.10 29 7.6 Mw (USGS)
see 2003 Colima
2003
earthquake

February Maralbexi County,


24, southern Xinjiang,
Mw (HRV,
02:03 China 39.61 77.23 261 6.3 [4]
USGS)
2003 see 2003 Bachu
earthquake
March 17,
Rat Islands, Alaska,
16:36 51.272 177.978 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003 USA

May 1, Bingöl, Turkey


Mw (HRV,
00:27 see 2003 Bingöl 39.01 40.46 177 6.4 [4]
2003 USGS)
earthquake

May 21, Boumerdès, Algeria


18:44 see 2003 Boumerdès 36.96 3.63 2,266 6.8 Mw (HRV)
2003
earthquake

May 26,
Near east coast of Mw (HRV,
09:24 38.849 141.568 0 7.0 [4]
2003 Honshu, Japan USGS)

May 26,
19:23 Halmahera, Indonesia 2.354 128.855 1 7.0 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003

May 27,
17:11 Boumerdès, Algeria 36.939 3.578 9 5.8 Mw (USGS) [4]
2003

June 20,
06:19 Amazonas, Brazil -7.606 -71.722 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003

July 15,
20:27 Carlsberg Ridge -2.598 68.382 0 7.6 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003

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July 21,
15:16 Yunnan, China 25.975 101.290 16 6.0 Mw (USGS) [4]
2003

August 4, Scotia Sea, 60 km


04:37 northeast of Laurie -60.532 -53.411 0 7.6 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003
Island

August 21,
Fiordland, South
12:12 -45.104 167.144 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [4]
2003 Island, New Zealand

Southeast off
Tokachi-Hidaka
September Subprefectures,
25, Hokkaidō, Japan
19:50 see 2003 Hokkaido 41.82 143.91 0 8.3 Mw (HRV) [5]
2003 earthquake
known as
(Tokachi-oki
jishin ? )
September Southeast off
25, Tokachi-Hidaka
21:08 41.774 143.593 0 7.4 Mw (HRV) [4]
Subprefectures,
2003
Hokkaidō, Japan

September Altai Republic,


27, south-central Siberia,
Mw (HRV,
11:33 Russia 50.038 87.813 3 7.3 [4]
USGS)
2003 see 2003 Altai
earthquake
October
25, Gansu-Qinghai Mw (HRV,
12:41 38.400 100.951 9 5.8 [4]
border region, China USGS)
2003

October
31, Off east coast of Mw (HRV,
01:06 37.812 142.619 0 7.0 [4]
Honshu, Japan USGS)
2003

November
17, Rat Islands, Alaska,
06:43 51.15 178.65 0 7.8 Mw (HRV) [4]
USA
2003

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December
1, Kazakhstan-Xinjiang
01:38 42.905 80.515 11 6.0 Mw (HRV) [4]
border region
2003

December San Simeon,


22, California, USA
19:15 35.71 -121.10 2 6.6 Mw (HRV)
see 2003 San Simeon
2003
earthquake

December
26, Southeastern Iran
01:56 see 2003 Bam 29.00 58.31 31,000 6.6 Mw (HRV)
2003 earthquake

December
27, Southeast of the
16:00 -22.015 169.766 0 7.3 Mw (HRV) [4]
Loyalty Islands
2003

2004

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

January 3, Southeast of the


16:23 -22.253 169.683 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
2004 Loyalty Islands
February 5,
21:05 Papua, Indonesia -3.61 135.53 37 7.0 Mw (HRV) [6][7]
2004
February 7, Near south coast of Mw (HRV,
02:42 -4.003 135.538 0 7.3 [6]
2004 Papua, Indonesia USGS)
West of Sirsanai,
February
10:30 North-West Frontier 34.774 73.216 24 5.5 Mw (USGS) [6][8]
14, 2004
Province, Pakistan
Strait of Gibraltar
February Mw (HRV,
02:27 see 2004 Morocco 35.14 -3.99 628 6.4
24, 2004 USGS)
earthquake
March 25, Erzurum, eastern Mw (HRV,
19:30 39.930 40.812 10 5.6 [6]
2004 Turkey USGS)
Māzandarān
May 28,
12:38 Province, northern 36.29 51.61 35 6.3 Mw (HRV) [6]
2004
Iran

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July 1, Doğubeyazıt, eastern


22:30 39.766 43.979 18 5.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
2004 Turkey
July 15,
04:27 Fiji region -17.656 -178.760 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
2004
July 25, Southern Sumatra, Mw (HRV,
14:35 -2.427 103.981 0 7.3 [6]
2004 Indonesia USGS)
Southeast off Mie
September Prefecture, Mw (HRV,
10:07 33.07 136.62 0 7.2 [6]
5, 2004 Kinki-Tōkai regions, USGS)
Japan
Southeast off Mie
September Prefecture, Mw (HRV,
14:57 33.14 137.07 0 7.4 [6]
5, 2004 Kinki-Tōkai regions, USGS)
Japan
October 9, 80 km southwest of
21:26 11.422 -86.665 0 7.0 Mw (HRV) [6]
2004 Managua, Nicaragua
Mid Niigata
Prefecture, Chūbu
October
08:56 region, Japan 37.226 138.779 46 6.6 Mw (HRV)
23, 2004
see 2004 Chūetsu
earthquake
96 km
November
21:26 west-northwest of -8.15 124.87 34 7.5 Mw (HRV) [6][7]
11, 2004
Dili, East Timor
November off coast of Chocó, Mw (HRV,
09:06 4.695 -77.508 0 7.2 [6][7]
15, 2004 Colombia USGS)
48 km south-
November Mw (HRV,
08:07 southwest of San 9.602 -84.172 8 6.4 [6][7]
20, 2004 USGS)
José, Costa Rica
45 km northwest of
November Mw (HRV,
11:31 Dominica, Leeward 15.68 -61.71 1 6.3 [6][7]
21, 2004 USGS)
Islands
Off west coast of
November
20:26 South Island, New -46.676 164.721 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
22, 2004
Zealand
November
02:25 Papua, Indonesia -3.60 135.40 32 7.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
26, 2004
Off Kushiro
November Mw (HRV,
18:32 Subprefecture, 42.94 145.28 0 7.0 [6][7]
28, 2004 USGS)
Hokkaidō, Japan
495 kilometres north
December
14:59 of Macquarie Island, -50.24 160.13 0 8.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
23, 2004
SW of New Zealand

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off west coast


northern Sumatra,
December
00:58 Indonesia 3.30 95.87 230,000 9.1 Mw (USGS)
26, 2004
see 2004 Indian
Ocean earthquake
December Nicobar Islands,
04:21 6.910 92.958 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [6]
26, 2004 India

2005

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

February 5,
12:23 Celebes Sea 5.293 123.337 2 7.1 Mw (HRV) [9]
2005
Zarand, Iran
February
02:25 see 2005 Zarand 30.726 56.817 612 6.4 Mw (HRV)
22, 2005
earthquake
Banda Sea,
March 2, Indonesia Mw (HRV,
10:42 -6.527 129.933 0 7.1 [9]
2005 see 2005 Banda Sea USGS)
earthquake
West off Fukuoka
Prefecture, Kyūshū
March 20,
01:53 region, Japan 33.807 130.131 1 6.6 Mw (HRV)
2005
see 2005 Fukuoka
earthquake
Nias region,
March 28, Indonesia
16:09 2.085 97.108 1,303 8.6 Mw (HRV)
2005 see 2005 Sumatra
earthquake
Tarapacá, Chile
June 13,
22:44 see 2005 Tarapacá -19.896 -69.125 11 7.8 Mw (USGS) [9]
2005
earthquake
157 km (98 miles)
June 15, WSW of Crescent
02:50 41.284 -125.983 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [9]
2005 City, offshore
northern California
July 24, Nicobar Islands,
15:42 7.920 92.190 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [9]
2005 India
Off the east coast of
August 16,
02:46 Miyagi Prefecture, 38.259 148.980 0 7.2 Mw (HRV)
2005

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Tōhoku region,
Japan
see 2005 Miyagi
earthquake
New Ireland
September
07:26 Province, Papua -4.539 153.47 0 7.6 Mw (HRV) [9]
9, 2005
New Guinea
42 km (26 miles)
NW of Yurimaguas,
September Mw (HRV,
01:56 northern Peru -5.678 -76.398 5 7.5 [9]
26, 2005 USGS)
see 2005 northern
Peru earthquake
Kashmir, Pakistan
October 8,
03:50 see 2005 Kashmir 34.539 73.588 79,000 7.6 Mw (HRV)
2005
earthquake
November Off the east coast of
21:38 38.107 144.896 0 7.0 Mw (HRV) [9]
14, 2005 Honshu, Japan
Jiujiang, Hubei-
Jiangxi border,
November Mw (HRV,
00:49 China 29.671 115.688 16 5.2 [9]
26, 2005 USGS)
see 2005 Ruichang
earthquake
Qeshm Island,
November southern Iran
10:22 26.774 55.858 13 5.9 Mw (HRV)
27, 2005 see 2005 Qeshm
earthquake
Lake Tanganyika
region, DR Congo-
December Tanzania
12:19 -6.212 29.599 6 6.8 Mw (HRV)
5, 2005 see 2005 Lake
Tanganyika
earthquake
Hindu Kush region,
December Afghanistan Mw (HRV,
21:47 36.357 71.093 5 6.5 [9]
12, 2005 See 2005 Hindu USGS)
Kush earthquake

2006

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

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east of the
January 2, South
06:10 -60.957 -21.606 0 7.4 Mw (HRV). [10]
2006 Sandwich
Islands
January 2,
22:13 Fiji region -19.926 -178.178 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [10]
2006
Banda Sea,
Indonesia
January
16:58 see 2006 -5.473 128.131 0 7.6 Mw (HRV) [10]
27, 2006
Banda Sea
earthquake
Mw (HRV, USGS).
February Northern
22:19 -21.32 33.58 4 7.0 140 miles southwest [7][10]
22, 2006 Mozambique
of Beira
March 14, Seram,
06:57 -3.595 127.214 3 6.7 Mw (HRV, USGS) [10]
2006 Indonesia
Borujerd,
western Iran
March 31,
01:17 see 2006 33.500 48.780 70 6.1 Mw (HRV) [10]
2006
Borujerd
earthquake
Koryak
Okrug, Russia Mw (HRV). 195 km
April 20,
23:25 see 2006 61.075 167.085 0 7.6 (120 miles) NE of
2006
Kamchatka Ilpyrskoye, Russia.
earthquakes
Tonga
May 3, see 2006
15:26 -20.130 -174.164 0 8.0 Mw (HRV). [10]
2006 Tonga
earthquake
Kermadec
May 16,
10:39 Islands, New -31.559 -179.296 0 7.4 Mw (HRV, USGS). [10]
2006
Zealand
Mw (HRV, USGS).
Java, 25 km (15 miles)
Indonesia SSW of
May 27,
22:54 see May 2006 7.977 110.318 5,782 6.3 Yogyakarta,
2006
Java Indonesia, over
earthquake 6,200 dead, 33,000
injured
South of Java, Mw (HRV). 225 km
Indonesia (140 miles) NE of
July 17,
08:19 see July 2006 -9.334 107.263 665 7.7 Christmas Island;
2006 240 km (150 miles)
Java
earthquake SSW of

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Tasikmalaya
Mw (HRV, USGS).
495 km (305 miles)
Aug 20,
03:41 Scotia Sea -61.023 -34.373 0 7.0 WSW of Bristol [10]
2006
Island, South
Sandwich Islands
Kuril Islands,
Mw (HRV). Small
Russia
November tsunamis hit
11:14 see 2006 Kuril 46.616 153.224 0 8.3 [10]
15, 2006 northern Japan and
Islands
Hawaii
earthquake
Northern
December
21:39 Sumatra, 0.626 99.859 8 5.8 Mw (HRV). [10]
17, 2006
Indonesia
Mw (USGS), Phone
91 km (56
service & Internet
miles) SSE of
service interrupted;
Kaohsiung,
December three buildings
12:26 Taiwan 21.818 120.534 2 7.1
26, 2006 destroyed;
see 2006
magnitude 6.9
Hengchun
aftershock struck
earthquake
eight minutes later

2007

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

East of the
Mw (HRV). The
Kuril Islands,
second great
January Russia
04:23 46.288 154.448 0 8.1 earthquake to strike [11]
13, 2007 see 2007 Kuril
this region in three
Islands
months
earthquake
January
11:27 Molucca Sea 1.207 126.292 4 7.5 Mw (HRV) [11]
21, 2007
Sumatra,
Mw (HRV)
Indonesia
March 6, Followed by a
05:49 see March -0.490 100.529 67 6.4
2007 magnitude 6.3
2007 Sumatra
aftershock.
earthquakes
March 25,
00:40 Vanuatu -20.597 169.413 0 7.1 Mw (HRV, USGS) [11]
2007

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Off the west


coast of Noto
Peninsula,
northern
March 25, Ishikawa Mw (HRV). 110
00:42 37.537 136.438 1 6.7
2007 Prefecture, injured.
Chūbu region,
Japan
see 2007 Noto
earthquake
Mw (HRV).
Solomon Followed by a
Islands magnitude 6.7
April 1, see 2007 aftershock. Tsunami
20:39 -8.474 156.950 52 8.1
2007 Solomon destroyed at least 60
Islands buildings and left at
earthquake least 2,000 people
homeless.
Aisén Fjord,
Chile
April 21,
17:53 see 2007 -45.243 -72.648 10 6.2 Mw (HRV, USGS).
2007
Aisén Fjord
earthquake
Mw (HRV, USGS).
2 killed, over 200
more injured (15
June 2, Yunnan,
21:34 23.013 101.053 3 6.1 seriously). [11]
2007 China
Significant damage
to some houses and
roads.
Off northern
Niigata
Prefecture,
Chūbu region,
July 16,
01:13 Japan 37.574 138.440 9 6.6 Mw (HRV).
2007
see 2007
Chūetsu
offshore
earthquake
August 1,
17:08 Vanuatu -15.671 167.602 0 7.2 Mw (HRV, USGS) [11]
2007
Mw (HRV, USGS).
Followed by a
August 2, Tatar Strait, magnitude 6.1
02:37 47.259 141.750 2 6.2 [11]
2007 Russia aftershock. Several
injuries and one

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fatality from a
collapsed roof in the
Russian town of
Nevelsk
Mw (HRV). Felt
August 8, Java, throughout west and
17:04 -5.968 107.655 0 7.5 [11]
2007 Indonesia central Java. Depth
of 280 km.
40.2 km (25
miles)
northwest of Mw (HRV). 519
August 15,
23:40 Chincha Alta, -13.322 -76.508 519 8.0 people killed with
2007
Peru 1,366 injured.
see 2007 Peru
earthquake
September Santa Cruz
01:05 -11.610 165.762 0 7.2 Mw (HRV). [11]
2, 2007 Islands
Mw (HRV). Many
buildings collapsed
on the west coast of
Sumatra. At least 25
September 11:10 Sumatra, -4.517 101.382 8.5 dead, and over a
12, 2007 Indonesia hundred injured.
see September 25 Tsunami alert issued
2007 Sumatra for the entire Indian
earthquakes Ocean region.
23:49 -2.625 100.841 7.9 Mw (HRV).
September
03:35 -2.130 99.627 7.0 Mw (HRV).
13, 2007
Mw (HRV). Depth
of 260 km. A
September Mariana magnitude 6.9
13:38 21.980 142.685 0 7.5 [11]
28, 2007 Islands, USA occurred further
South of the islands
on September 30
Mw (HRV).
Auckland
September Followed by a
05:23 Islands, New -49.394 163.842 0 7.4 [11]
30, 2007 magnitude 6.6
Zealand
aftershock
Pagan Region,
Northern
October Mariana Mw (HRV, USGS).
03:30 Islands, USA 18.854 145.315 0 7.2 [11]
31, 2007 Depth of 207 km
see 2007
Mariana

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Islands
earthquake
Antofagasta,
Chile Mw (HRV). Two
November
15:40 see 2007 -22.189 -69.843 2 7.7 killed, dozens more
14, 2007
Antofagasta injured.
earthquake
Mw (HRV). Two
earthquakes of
magnitude 6.5
occurring within
November Sumbawa,
16:02 -8.294 118.360 3 6.5 hours of each other. [11]
25, 2007 Indonesia
At least 3 killed,
hundreds injured
and many houses
destroyed
Martinique
Region,
Windward Mw (HRV,
Islands , USGS)Strongest
November France earthquake to affect
19:00 14.951 -61.241 1 7.4 [11]
29, 2007 (overseas the Eastern
dep.) Caribbean in
see 2007 decades.
Martinique
earthquake
December South of the
07:28 -26.156 -177.453 0 7.8 Mw (HRV) [11]
9, 2007 Fiji Islands
Andreanof
Islands,
Aleutians,
December Alaska, USA
09:30 51.495 -179.473 0 7.1 Mw (HRV)
19, 2007 see 2007
Andreanof
Islands
earthquake

2008

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

February Lake Kivu Mw (HRV,


07:34 region, Congo -2.314 28.896 39+ 5.9 USGS). At least
3, 2008

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39 killed and
see 2008 Lake over 300 injured.
Kivu earthquake Many buildings
destroyed.
February Simeulue,
08:08 2.751 95.966 3 7.4 Mw (USGS) [12]
20, 2008 Indonesia
Mentawai
February
08:36 Islands, -2.486 99.972 0 7.2 Mw (HRV) [12]
25, 2008
Indonesia
March 20, Xinjiang-Xizang
22:32 35.490 81.467 0 7.2 Mw (USGS) [12]
2008 border, China
April 9, Mw (HRV,
12:46 Loyalty Islands 20.071 168.892 0 7.3 [12]
2008 USGS)
April 12, Macquarie Island Mw (HRV,
00:30 -55.664 158.453 0 7.1 [12]
2008 region USGS)
Mw (HRV,
Sichuan USGS).
May 12, Province, China Earthquake
06:28 31.099 103.279 69,197 7.9
2008 see 2008 Sichuan centered 92 km
earthquake northwest of
Chengdu.
El Calvario,
Colombia (50 km
May 24, from Bogotá) Mw (HRV,
19:20 4.447 -73.670 11 5.9
2008 see 2008 El USGS)
Calvario
earthquake
Sichuan-Gansu
May 25,
08:21 border region, 32.560 105.423 8 6.1 Mw (HRV) [12]
2008
China
Peloponnese
Mw (HRV).
region, 32 km
Caused damage,
SW of Patras,
June 8, injured at least
12:25 Greece 38.029 21.464 2 6.4
2008 220, and made at
see 2008
least 2,000
Peloponnese
homeless
earthquake
Southern inland
Mw (HRV). 13
of Iwate
people dead.
Prefecture,
About 300
June 13, Tōhoku region,
23:43 39.122 140.678 13 6.9 people were
2008 Japan
injured
see 2008 Iwate-
throughout
Miyagi Nairiku
Tohoku
earthquake

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June 30, South Sandwich


06:17 -58.227 -22.099 0 7.0 Mw (HRV) [12]
2008 Islands region
Mw (HRV,
July 5,
02:12 Sea of Okhotsk 53.882 152.886 0 7.7 USGS). 633 km [12]
2008
(393 mi) depth
Off Fukushima
Mw (USGS). (90
July 19, Prefecture,
02:39 37.627 142.111 0 7.0 miles) east of [12]
2008 Tōhoku region,
Fukushima
Japan
Mw (HRV,
Yunnan, China - USGS). 35 km
August 21,
12:24 Myanmar border 25.066 97.737 5 6.0 (20 mi) from [12]
2008
region Myitkyina,
Myanmar
Sichuan-Yunnan
border region, Mw (HRV).
August 30, China 35 km (20 mi)
08:30 26.277 101.915 43 6.0
2008 see 2008 from Panzhihua,
Panzhihua Sichuan
earthquake
Mw (HRV).
Southern Iran
Epicenter 60 km
September see 2008 Bandar
11:00 26.823 55.825 7 6.1 (40 mi) from [12]
10, 2008 Abbas
Bandar Abbas,
earthquake
Iran
Mw (HRV,
Kermadec
September USGS). 70 km
15:19 Islands, New -29.872 -177.684 0 7.0 [12]
29, 2008 (45 mi) from
Zealand
Raoul Island
Eastern Mw (HRV,
Kyrgyzstan USGS). Killed
October 5,
15:52 see 2008 39.515 73.768 75 6.6 75, epicenter
2008
Kyrgyzstan close to town of
earthquake Nura
Eastern Tibet
Autonomous Mw (HRV,
Region (Xizang), USGS).
October 6,
08:30 China 29.759 90.302 10 6.3 Epicenter 80 km
2008
see 2008 (50 mi) from
Damxung Lhasa
earthquake
Chechnya, Mw (HRV).
October Russia Epicenter 45 km
09:06 see 2008 43.271 46.262 13 5.8 (30 mi) from
11, 2008
Chechnya Grozny,

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Chechnya,
earthquake
Russia.
Mw (HRV,
USGS). 60 km
Northwestern
(35 mi) from
Pakistan
October Quetta, Pakistan.
23:09 see 2008 30.653 67.323 215+ 6.4
28, 2008 Followed 12
Pakistan
hours later by
earthquake
another mag. 6.4
earthquake
Minahasa, Mw (HRV,
Sulawesi, USGS). 135 km
November Indonesia (85 mi) from
17:02 1.290 122.100 6 7.3
16, 2008 see 2008 Gorontalo,
Sulawesi Sulawesi,
earthquake Indonesia.
Mw (HRV,
November
09:02 Sea of Okhotsk 54.194 154.315 0 7.3 USGS). 491.6 km [12]
24, 2008
(305.5 mi) depth

2009

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

Mw (HRV). 150 km
West Papua (93 mi)
province, west-northwest of
January 3, Indonesia Manokwari and
19:43 -0.510 132.783 4 7.7
2009 see 2009 about 170 km (110
Papua mi) east-northeast of
earthquake Sorong in West
Papua province.
West Papua
province,
January 3, Indonesia
22:33 -0.691 133.305 0 7.4 Mw (HRV).
2009 see 2009
Papua
earthquake
Costa Rica Mw (HRV, USGS).
January 8, see 2009 30 km (19 mi) north-
19:21 10.197 -84.159 23 6.1
2009 Costa Rica northwest of the
earthquake capital San Jose

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East of the
January
17:49 Kuril Islands, 46.862 155.156 0 7.4 Mw (HRV, USGS) [13]
15, 2009
Russia
Mw (USGS). 280 km
Near Talaud (170 mi) from
February
17:34 Islands, 3.902 126.400 0 7.2 General Santos, [13]
11, 2009
Indonesia Mindanao,
Philippines
Kermadec
February
21:53 Islands -27.424 -176.330 0 7.0 Mw (HRV). [13]
18, 2009
region
Tonga
Mw (HRV, USGS).
Region
March 19, 220 km (140 mi)
18:17 see 2009 -23.050 -174.668 0 7.6
2009 from Nuku'alofa,
Tonga
Tonga.
earthquake
Near Mw (HRV, USGS).
L'Aquila, 60.0 km (37.3 mi)
Abruzzo, from Rome. Heavy
April 6,
01:32 Italy 42.334 13.334 294 6.3 damage reported.
2009
see 2009 Followed by a mag.
L'Aquila 5.5 aftershock on
earthquake April 7
Hindu Kush
Mb (USGS).
Region,
Followed by a Mag.
Eastern
April 16, 5.1 aftershock.
21:27 Afghanistan 34.197 70.065 19 5.4
2009 45 km (28 mi) from
see 2009
Jalalabad,
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
earthquake
off north
coast of
May 28, Honduras
08:24 16.730 -86.209 7 7.3 Mw (HRV)
2009 see 2009
Honduras
earthquake
Fiordland,
New Zealand
July 15,
09:22 see 2009 -45.75 166.58 0 7.8 Mw (USGS)
2009
Fiordland
earthquake
August 9, Izu Islands,
10:55 33.144 138.040 0 7.1 Mw (HRV, USGS) [14]
2009 Japan

August 10, Andaman


19:55 Islands, 14.013 92.923 0 7.5 Mw (HRV, USGS)
2009

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Indian Ocean
see 2009
Andaman
Islands
earthquake
Java,
Indonesia
September
07:55 see 2009 -7.809 107.259 79 7.0 Mw (HRV, USGS)
2, 2009
Java
earthquake
Mw (USGS) Tsunami
Samoa flattened villages in
Islands Samoa and American
September
17:48 see 2009 15.509 172.034 189 8.1 Samoa which killed [15]
29, 2009
Samoa 100+ civilians.
earthquake Displacing over
10,000 people.
southern
Sumatra,
September Indonesia
10:16 -0.725 99.856 1115 7.5 Mw (USGS) [16]
30, 2009 see 2009
Sumatra
earthquakes

22:03 Torres -13.052 166.187 0 7.6 Mw (HRV, USGS) [17]


Islands,
October 7, Vanuatu
22:18 -12.554 166.320 0 7.8 Mw (HRV, USGS) [18]
2009 see 2009
Vanuatu
23:13 earthquakes -13.145 166.297 0 7.4 Mw (USGS) [19]

Fiji
November
10:44 see 2009 Fiji -17.236 178.335 0 7.3 Mw (HRV)
9, 2009
earthquake

2010
Main article: 2010 earthquakes

Time
Date Place Lat. Long. Fatalities Magnitude Comments Source
(UTC)

Solomon
Islands
January 3, Mw (HRV,
22:36 see January -8.912 157.307 0 7.1 [20]
2010 USGS)
2010
Solomon

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Islands
earthquake
Mw (HRV,
Haiti (14
USGS).
miles west of
Worst quake
Port-au-
January in region in
21:53 Prince) 18.451 -72.445 230,000 7.0 [21]
12, 2010 200 years.
see 2010
Death toll at
Haiti
230,000, may
earthquake
rise further.
February Ryukyu Mw (HRV,
20:31 23.472 123.713 0 7.0 [22]
26, 2010 Islands USGS)
offshore
Maule, Chile
February
03:34 see 2010 -35.846 -72.719 432 8.8 Mw (USGS) [23]
27, 2010
Chile
earthquake
Salta,
Argentina
February
15:45 see 2010 -24.872 -65.602 2 6.3 Mb (USGS)
27, 2010
Salta
earthquake
Elâzığ
Province,
March 8, Turkey Mw (HRV,
04:32 38.867 39.987 51 6.1
2010 see 2010 USGS)
Elâzığ
earthquake
Pichilemu,
Chile
March 11, Mw (HRV,
11:39 see 2010 -34.251 -71.889 2 6.9 [24][25]
2010 USGS)
Pichilemu
earthquake
Baja
California,
Mexico
April 4, Mw (HRV,
22:40 see 2010 32.128 -115.303 4 7.2 [26][27]
2010 USGS)
Baja
California
earthquake
Sumatra,
Indonesia
April 6, see April Mw (HRV,
22:15 2.363 97.133 0 7.8 [28]
2010 2010 USGS)
Sumatra
earthquake

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Yushu,
Qinghai, [29] [30]
April 13, China M (HRV, , , China
23:49 33.271 96.629 2,698 6.9 w Earthquake
2010 see 2010 USGS)
Yushu Administration
earthquake
Afghanistan
April 18, see 2010
20:28 35.668 67.657 11 5.6 Mw (HRV) [31]
2010 Afghanistan
earthquake
offshore
Northern
Sumatra
May 9, see May Mw (HRV,
05:59 3.775 96.055 0 7.2 [32]
2010 2010 USGS)
Northern
Sumatra
earthquake
May 27,
17:14 Vanuatu -13.710 166.507 0 7.1 Mw (HRV) [33]
2010
Nicobar
June 12,
19:26 Islands, 7.848, 91.919 0 7.5 Mw (USGS) [34]
2010
India
offshore of
Papua,
June 16, Indonesia Mw (HRV,
03:16 -2.171 136.549 3 7.0, [35]
2010 see 2010 USGS)
Papua
earthquake
Oaxaca,
Mexico
June 30, Mw (HRV,
07:22 see 2010 16.527 -97.760 1 6.2 [36][37]
2010 USGS)
Oaxaca
earthquake
New Britain,
Papua New
July 18, Guinea Mw (HRV,
13:34 -5.939 150.572 0 7.3 [38]
2010 see 2010 USGS)
New Britain
earthquake
Moro Gulf, Mw (HRV,
22:08 Mindanao, 6.699 123.475 0 7.3 USGS) Depth [39]
July 23, Philippines of 612 km
2010 see 2010 Mw (HRV,
22:51 Mindanao 6.470 123.532 0 7.6 USGS) Depth [40]
earthquakes

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of 583 km
Mw (HRV,
23:15 6.792 123.282 0 7.4 USGS) Depth [41]
of 631 km
August 10,
05:23 Vanuatu -17.561 168.028 0 7.3 Mw (USGS) [42]
2010
Mw (HRV,
August 12,
11:54 Ecuador -1.260 -77.312 0 7.1 USGS) Depth [43]
2010
of 211 km
South Island,
New
September Zealand
16:35 -43.550 172.180 0 7.1 Mw (GeoNet) [44]
3, 2010 see 2010
Canterbury
earthquake
Indonesia
see October Mw (USGS)
October
14:42 2010 -3.484 100.114 400 7.7 Depth of [45]
25, 2010
Sumatra 20.6 km
Earthquake

All times are UTC, unless otherwise stated


Mw = Moment magnitude
Mb = Body wave magnitude
HRV = Harvard University (Global CMT (http://www.globalcmt.org) )
USGS = United States Geological Survey

See also
List of earthquakes
Historical earthquakes
List of 20th century earthquakes

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/india.earthquake/index.html?hpt=T2) . C. June 43. ^ "Magnitude 7.1 - ECUADOR"
12, 2010. http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews
/06/12/india.earthquake/index.html?hpt=T2. /2010/us2010zwa5/) . http://earthquake.usgs.gov
35. ^ "Strong quake strikes near Indonesia's Papua" /earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010zwa5/.
(http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/23 44. ^ Darfield earthquake damages Canterbury
/indonesia.quake/index.html?iref=allsearch) . C. (http://www.geonet.org.nz/news/article-sep-4-2010-
October 23, 2009. http://www.cnn.com christchurch-earthquake.html)
/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/23/indonesia.quake 45. ^ "Magnitude 7.7 - KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI
/index.html?iref=allsearch. REGION, INDONESIA" (http://earthquake.usgs.gov
36. ^ "Mexico/US Earthquake" (http://news.yahoo.com /earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa00043nx.php/)
/s/nm/20100630/ts_nm/us_quake_mexico) . . http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100630/ts_nm /recenteqsww/Quakes/usa00043nx.php/.

External links
IRIS Seismic Monitor (http://www.iris.edu/seismon/)
USGS list of current earthquakes (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html)
EMSC - Recent European and World earthquakes (http://www.emsc-csem.org/index.php?page=home)
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