Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Damghan, Iran Fatalities 200,000

856

Estimated 200,000 killed.

Ardabil, Iran Fatalities 150,000

893

Estimated 150,000 killed.

Aleppo, Syria Fatalities 230,000

1138

Estimated 230,000 killed.

Silicia, Asia Minor Fatalities 60,000

1268

Estimated 60,000 killed.

Chihli, China Fatalities 100,000

1290

Estimated 100,000 killed.

Shensi, China - Fatalities 830,000

1556

Estimated 830,000 killed

Shemakha, Caucasia Fatalities 80,000

1667

Estimated 80,000 killed.

Sicily, Italy - Fatalities 60,000

1693

Estimated 60,000 killed

Tabriz, Iran Fatalities 77,000

1727

Estimated 77,000 killed.

Lisbon, Portugal - Fatalities 70,000

1755

estimated 70,000 killed.

Kashan, Iran Fatalities 40,000

1755

Estimated 40,000 killed

Calabria, Italy Fatalities 50,000

1783

Estimated 50,000 killed.

Caracas, Venezuela - Fatalities 26,000

1812

Estimated 26,000 killed

Arica, Peru (now Chile) - Fatalities 25,000

1868

Estimated 25,000 killed.

Sanriku, Japan - Fatalities 27,000

1896

Estimated 27,000 killed.

Messina, Italy, estimated 72,000

1908 AD

Estimated 72,000 killed.

Haiyuan, Ningxia (Ning-hsia), China, estimated 200,000

1920 AD

Estimated 200,000 people killed.

Kanto (Kwanto), Japan, estimated 142,800

1923 AD

Estimated 142,800 killed.

Ashgabat (Ashkhabad), Turkmenistan (Turkmeniya, USSR), estimated 110,000

1948 AD

Estimated 110,000 killed.

Chimbote, Peru, estimated 50,000 killed - 20,000 missing and presumed dead

1970 AD

About 50,000 people were killed - 20,000 missing and presumed dead - and 150,000 injured in Ancash and La Libertad Departments from the earthquake and a catastrophic debris avalanche of rock, ice and mud which buried the town of Yungay, which had a population of about 20,000.

Tangshan, China, Officially 242,769, estimated as high as 655,000

1976 AD

Official casualty figure is 242,769 deaths. Estimated death toll as high as 655,000. 799,000 injured and extensive damage in the Tangshan area. Damage extended as far as Beijing.

Sumatra, 227,898 people killed or missing and presumed dead

2004 AD

This is the third largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake. In total, 227,898 people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and about 1.7 million people were displaced by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 14 countries in South Asia and East Africa.

Pakistan, at least 86,000

2005 AD

At least 86,000 people killed, more than 69,000 injured and extensive damage in northern Pakistan.

Eastern Sichuan, China, at least 69,195 killed - 18,392 missing and presumed dead

2008 AD

At least 69,195 people killed, 374,177 injured and 18,392 missing and presumed dead in the Chengdu-Lixian-Guangyuan area. More than 45.5 million people in 10 provinces and regions were affected.

Haiti, officially estimated 316,000

2010 AD

According to official estimates, 316,000 people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and 188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince area and in much of southern Haiti.