Major world earthquakes of 2012

April 11th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A list of major earthquakes in the world in 2012, according to the US Geological Survey.

* Magnitude 8.2 off west coast of Sumatra, April 11
* Magnitude 8.6 off west coast of Sumatra, April 11
* Magnitude 7.1 Maule, Chile, March 25
* Magnitude 6.6 New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, March 21
* Magnitude 7.4 Oaxaca, Mexico, March 20
* Magnitude 6.9 off Honshu, Japan, March 14
* Magnitude 6.7 Vanuatu, March 9
* Magnitude 4.0 San Francisco Bay area, California, March 5
* Magnitude 6.6 Off Loyalty islands, March 3
* Magnitude 6.7 Siberia, Russia, Feb 26
* Magnitude 6.0 Off Oregon, Feb 15
* Magnitude 6.4 Solomon islands, Feb 14
* Magnitude 5.6 California, Feb 13
* Magnitude 6.7 Negros-Cebu region, Philippines, Feb 6
* Magnitude 7.1 Vanuatu, Feb 2
* Magnitude 6.3 near coast of Peru, Jan 30
* Magnitude 6.6 Shetland islands, Jan 15
* Magnitude 7.2 Off Sumatra, Jan 10
* Magnitude 6.6 Santa Cruz islands, Jan 9
* Magnitude 6.8 Izu islands, Japan region, Jan 1

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