Since I produced this for something else I thought perhaps it might be of interest. There is a theory circulating that there is always 188/9 days between large earthquakes. I guess what they are looking at is earthquakes where there is damage thus Chile, Japan, New Zealand and Fiji get quoted and the next is supposed to be on 22nd March. Of course you cannot cherry pick the quakes like that. If you are counting Magnitude 7+ earthquakes you have to include them all. Damage is not a factor especially since if you look at Turkey there was much damage and loss of life but no Mag 7 earthquake.
So to dispel the myth here is a list, in reverse order, of Magnitude 7+ earthquakes from 2011 to start 2012 sourced from the ANSS Worldwide Earthquake Catalog provided by the Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC) and the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS).