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Major earthquakes around in the world

Since early last century

As of February 24, 2004


PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  40% of all Major Earthquakes which occurred during the last 80 years have taken place in the last 5 years!
 

Last ten years...

_ Dec. 26, 2003: Southeastern Iran, Bam, magnitude 6.5; More than 41,000 killed.

_ May 21, 2003: Northern Algeria, magnitude 6.8; Nearly 2,300 killed.

_ March 25, 2002: Northern Afghanistan, magnitude 5.8; up to 1,000 killed.

_ Jan. 26, 2001: India, magnitude 7.9; at least 2,500 killed. Estimates put death toll as high as 13,000.

_ Sept. 21, 1999: Taiwan, magnitude 7.6; 2,400 killed.

_ Aug. 17, 1999: Western Turkey, magnitude 7.4; 17,000 killed.

_ Jan. 25, 1999: Western Colombia, magnitude 6; 1,171 killed.

_ May 30, 1998: Northern Afghanistan and Tajikistan, magnitude 6.9; as many as 5,000 killed.

_ Jan. 17, 1995: Kobe, Japan, magnitude 7.2; more than 6,000 killed.

_ Sept. 30, 1993: Latur, India, magnitude 6.0; as many as 10,000 killed.
 

Prior ten years...

_ June 21, 1990: Northwest Iran, magnitude 7.3-7.7; 50,000 killed.

_ Dec. 7, 1988: Northwest Armenia, magnitude 6.9; 25,000 killed.

_ Sept. 19, 1985: Central Mexico, magnitude 8.1; more than 9,500 killed.
 

Prior ten years...

_ Sept. 16, 1978: Northeast Iran, magnitude 7.7; 25,000 killed.

_ July 28, 1976: Tangshan, China; magnitude 7.8-8.2; 240,000 killed.

_ Feb. 4, 1976: Guatemala, magnitude 7.5; 22,778 killed.
 

Prior FIFTY years...

_ Feb. 29, 1960: Southwest Atlantic coast in Morocco; magnitude 5.7; some 12,000 killed, town of Agadir destroyed.

_ Dec. 26, 1939: Erzincan province, Turkey, magnitude 7.9; 33,000 killed.

_ Jan. 24, 1939: Chillan, Chile, magnitude 8.3; 28,000 killed.

_ May 31, 1935: Quetta, India, magnitude 7.5; 50,000 killed.

_ Sept. 1, 1923: Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan, magnitude 8.3; at least 140,000 killed.



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