Earthquake

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DateCountryDetail
01/11/1755
Portugal A massive earthquake hits Lisbon,Portugal, killing 50,000 people.
22/04/1884
United Kingdom Colchester and surrounding parishes of Wivenhoe, Langenhoe, Peldon and Abberton are hit by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richeter scale. The quake lasted 20 seconds and damages churches, houses and cottages
17/01/1902
Mexico An earthquake in Mexico City kills 300
18/04/1906
United States Five hundred killed and fifty thousand are homeless after a major earthquake hits San Francisco. Property loss is estimated to be $200 million.
14/01/1907
Jamaica Jamaica is hit by a major Earthquake leaving more than 800 people dead and nearly 100,000 homeless in the capital Kingston.
21/01/1907
Jamaica Hundreds feared dead following an earthquake which devastated the Jamaican capital Kingston
15/01/1909
Italy A massive earthquake in Messina, Italy kills around 200,000 with thousands more homeless
10/03/1917
United States An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale hits Long Beach, California, killing an estimated 140 people
01/09/1923
Japan Toyko and Yokohama are devastated by an earthquake, an estimated 500,000 people are killed.
29/02/1960
Morocco A huge earthquake devastates the southern Moroccan city of Agadir killing thousands.
25/04/1960
Iran A large Earthquake destroys the city of Lar in Iran with an estimated 400 deaths and 450 seriously wounded
26/07/1963
Macedonia A massive earthquake hits the Macedonian capital, Skopje, thousands are feared dead and more than 100,000 lose their homes.
27/03/1964
United States A massive earthquake in Alaska kills 114 people.
14/10/1968
Australia An earthquake measuring 6.8 wrecks the Australian town of Meckering and disrupts local road and rail transport
10/04/1972
Iran At least 4,000 people die in a massive earthquake in southern Iran which flattens entire towns and villages.
23/12/1972
Nicaragua An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale and lasting two hours devastates the Nicaraguan capital Managua. Ten thousand people are feared dead and 80% of the buildings are destroyed.
04/02/1976
Guatemala An earthquake strikes Guatemala and Honduras, killing more than 22,000 people.
06/05/1976
Italy An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hits the town of Maiano in the Italian Alps trapping many under collapsed buildings and killing 60.
28/07/1976
China An earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale destroys the city of Tangshan in north east China, the death toll is expected to be of the order of 250,000
16/09/1978
Iran An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hits the south east of Iran, leaving 11,000 dead.
10/10/1980
Algeria Two earthquakes hit the northern Algerian city of El Asnam and up to 20,000 are thought to have perished
19/09/1985
Mexico An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale does considerable damage to Mexico City, thousands are dead and many more are trapped under fallen buildings
01/10/1987
United States An earthquake in Los Angeles kills 6 and leaves 100 injured
07/12/1988
Armenia An intense earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Armenia, destroying most of Armenia's second-largest city Leninakan.
23/01/1989
Tajikistan Hundreds of people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake strikes the Soviet Central Asian republic of Tajikistan
17/10/1989
United States An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco at 5:04 pm, 63 people are killed.
12/12/1992
Indonesia An earthquake kills 1500 people in Indonesia
12/07/1993
Japan An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hits northern Japan killing 196.
30/09/1993
India An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hits the Indian state of Maharashtra killing 20,000 people.
17/01/1994
United States An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hits Los Angeles at 4:31 am, killing 34 people.
17/01/1995
Japan An earthquake strikes the Japanese city of Kobe, the 20 second shock measured 7.2 on the RIchter scale. It is feared that more than 4000 are dead. Many supposedly "earthquake proof" buildings collapsed
10/05/1997
Iran An earthquake in northern Iran kills at least 2,400.
26/09/1997
Italy Two earthquakes measuring approximately 5.6 on the Richter scale hit central Italy killing 10 and damaging many buildings.
04/02/1998
Afghanistan An earthquake hit northeast Afghanistan, killing an estimated 5,000 people. It measured 6.1 on the Richter scale
25/01/1999
Colombia At least 300 people are killed and 1,000 are injured in an earthquake in Colombia, South America
17/08/1999
Turkey An Earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hits the town of Izmit in western Turkey leaving 1,000 dead and destroying many buildings in the surrounding area.
21/09/1999
Taiwan At least 2,400 people are killed when a powerful earthquake hits Taiwan.
13/01/2001
El Salvador More than 1,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake strikes the Central American city of San Salvador.
26/01/2001
India A massive earthquake strikes western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people
13/02/2001
El Salvador A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shakes El Salvador, killing at least 400 people, the second earthquake in just over a month.
25/03/2002
Afghanistan An earthquake hits Afghanistan and north west Pakistan, killing more than 1000 people
26/12/2004
India A tsunami caused by an earthquake under the Indian Ocean kills over 10,000 in southern Asia.
08/10/2005
Pakistan A major earthquake hits the border area between Pakistan and India killing 86,000.
26/11/2005
China A earthquake measuring 5.7 on the RIchter scale hits central China killing 14 people.
27/05/2006
Indonesia An earthquake hits Indonesia, killing more than 5,800 people
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