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.

 

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