Significant Earthquakes & Disasters 1999 – 2009

In order to cull a meaningful list from the innumerable earthquakes and disasters that occur each year, the Information Service uses the following selection criteria:

  • causes damage of $2.5 million or greater, or
  • results in at least 10 deaths, or
  • registers a magnitude of 7.5 or greater, or
  • the event is of professional interest or occurs in an atypical location.

To quickly access a specific year, please select from the links below:

1999 Disasters

  • To view a complete listing of significant earthquake events for 1999
  • USGS
  • January 25 – Colombia earthquake
  • Colombia
  • August 17 – Kocaeli (Izmet), Turkey earthquake(Deadliest earthquake)
  • Kocaeli (Izmet), Turkey
  • September 20 – JiJi, Taiwan earthquake
  • JiJi, Taiwan
  • September 30 – Oaxaca, Mexico earthquake
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • November 12 – Duzce, Turkey earthquake
  • Duzce, Turkey

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2001 Disasters

  • To view a complete listing of significant earthquake events for 2001
  • USGS
  • January 13 – El Salvador earthquake
  • El Salvador
  • January 26 – Gujarat, India earthquake(Deadliest earthquake)
  • Gujarat, India
  • February 13 – El Salvador earthquake
  • El Salvador
  • February 28 – Nisqually, Washington earthquake
  • Nisqually, Washington
  • June 23 – Arequipa, Peru earthquake
  • Arequipa, Peru

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2006 Disasters

  • To view a complete listing of significant earthquake events for 2006
  • USGS
  • January 27 – Banda Sea earthquake
  • Banda Sea
  • March 31 – Iran earthquake
  • Iran
  • April 20 – Koryakia, Russia earthquake
  • Koryakia, Russia
  • May 3 – Tonga earthquake
  • Tonga
  • May 26 – Indonesia earthquake(Deadliest earthquake)
  • Indonesia
  • July 17 – Java, Indonesia earthquake & tsunami
  • Indonesia
  • November 15 – Kuril Islands earthquake
  • Kuril Islands

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2007 Disasters

  • To view a complete listing of significant earthquake events for 2007
  • USGS
  • March 6 – Southern Sumatra, Indonesia earthquake
  • Indonesia
  • April 1 – Soloman Islands earthquake
  • Soloman Islands
  • July 16 – Honshu, Japan earthquake
  • Japan
  • August 15 – Central Peru earthquake(Deadliest earthquake)
  • Peru
  • September 12 – Southern Sumatra, Indonesia earthquake
  • Indonesia
  • November 14 – Antofagasta, Chile earthquake
  • Chile

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2009 Disasters

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