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Chronology of earthquakes in 2004

December 26, 2004 21:20 IST

December witnessed two major earthquakes measuring over 8.0 on the Richter Scale and Sunday's tremor off the west coast of Indonesia is the biggest so far of 2004.

According to US National Earthquake Information Centre, there were as many as 15 earthquakes measuring over 7.0 on the Richter Scale this year, including six in Indonesia alone, and three in Japan.

26December8.9Sumatara, Indonesia
26December7.3Nicobar Islands
23December8.1Macquaire Islands
28November7.0Hokkaido, Japan
26November7.1Papua, Indonesia
22November7.1Off west coast of South Island, New Zealand
15November7.2West coast of Columbia
11November7.5Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia
05September7.4South coast of Honshu, Japan
05September7.2South coast of Honshu, Japan
25July7.3Southern Sumatara, Indonesia
15July7.1Fiji Region
07February7.3Near south coast of Papua, Indonesia
05February7.0Papua, Indonesia
01January7.1Southeast of Loyalty Isles

Also See:
Graph: How quake in Indonesia affected India

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