Earthquakes around the World

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The following is a list of many of the major earthquakes around the world, with the Richter Scale magnitude, and the approximate number of fatalities.


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    Date Scale Location Deaths Source
    11 Mar 2011 9.0 Sendai, Japan
    22 Feb 2011 6.3 Christchurch, New Zealand 160 source
    14 Apr 2010 6.9 Qinghai, China 2,200 source
    27 Feb 2010 8.8 Concepcion, Chile 800 source
    12 Jan 2010 7.0 Port-au-Prince, Haiti 230,000 source
    30 Sep 2009 7.6 Sumatra, Indonesia. 1,000
    06 Apr 2009 6.3 L’Aquila, Italy 300
    29 Oct 2008 6.4 Balochistan, Pakistani 300
    12 May 2008 7.8 Sichua, China 87,000
    15 Aug 2007 7.9 Ica, Peru 519
    17 Jul 2006 7.7 Java, Indonesia 650
    27 May 2006 6.2 Yogyakarta, Indonesia 5,700
    01 Apr 2006 6.0 Iran 70
    08 Oct 2005 7.6 Kashmir, Pakistan 73,000
    28 Mar 2005 8.7 Nias, Indonesia 1,300
    22 Feb 2005 6.4 Zarand, Iran 700
    26 Dec 2004 9.2 Asia 230,000 source
    24 Feb 2004 6.5 Morocco 500
    26 Dec 2003 6.3 Bam, Iran. 26,000
    21 May 2003 6.7 Algeria 2,000
    01 May 2003 6.4 Turkey 160
    24 Feb 2003 6.3 Xinjiang, China 260
    31 Oct 2002 5.9 San Giuliano di Puglia, Italy 27
    26 Jan 2001 7.9 Gujarat , India 20,000
    12 Nov 1999 7.2 Ducze, Turkey 400
    21 Sep 1999 7.6 Taiwan 2,500
    17 Aug 1999 7.4 Istanbul, Turky 17,000
    30 May 1998 6.9 Northern Afghanistan 4,000
    12 May 1997 7.1 Birjand, Iran 1,600
    27 May 1995 7.5 Sakhalin, Russia 1,989
    17 Jan 1995 7.2 Kobe, Japan 6,430
    30 Sep 1993 6.4 India 10,000
    21 Jun 1990 7.7 Gilan, Iran 40,000
    07 Dec 1988 6.9 Armenia 25,000
    19 Sep 1985 8.1 Mexico City 10,000
    28 Jul 1981 7.3 Iran 1,500
    11 Jun 1981 6.6 Iran 3,000
    04 Mar 1977 7.2 Bucharest, Romania 1,500
    28 Jul 1976 7.8 Tangshan, China 250,000
    23 Dec 1972 6.5 Managua, Nicaragua 10,000
    31 May 1970 7.9 Yungay, Peru 66,000
    26 Jul 1963 6.9 Skopje, Macedonia 1,000
    22 May 1960 9.5 Chile 5,000 source
    01 Sep 1923 7.9 Kanto, Tokyo, Japan 142,800
    18 Apr 1906 7.9 San Francisco, USA 3,000

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