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Earthquake history


The deadliest earthquakes in history.


1. Shaanxi, China 800.000+ dead. 

2. Ningxia–Gansu, China 273.000 dead 

3. Hebei, China, estimated, approximately 650,000, reported 240-255,000

4. Antioch, Turkey, approximately 250,000


         Detailed chart, confirmed chart
DateLocationDeathsMagnitude
Jan. 23, 1556Shansi, China 830,000~8
July 27, 1976Tangshan, China 255,00017.5
Aug. 9, 1138Aleppo, Syria230,000n.a.
Dec. 26, 2004off west coast of northern Sumatra225,000+9.0
Jan. 12, 2010Haiti222,5707.0
Dec. 22, 8562Damghan, Iran200,000n.a.
May 22, 1927near Xining, Tsinghai, China 200,0007.9
Dec. 16, 1920Gansu, China200,0007.8
March 23, 8932Ardabil, Iran150,000n.a.
Sept. 1, 1923Kwanto, Japan143,0007.9
Oct. 5, 1948Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, USSR110,0007.3
Dec. 28, 1908Messina, Italy70,000–
100,0003
7.2
Sept. 1290Chihli, China100,000n.a.
May 12, 2008Eastern Sichuan, China87,5877.9
Oct. 8, 2005Pakistan 80,3617.6
Nov. 1667Shemakha, Caucasia 80,000n.a.
Nov. 18, 1727Tabriz, Iran 77,000n.a.
Dec. 25, 1932Gansu, China 70,0007.6
Nov. 1, 1755Lisbon, Portugal 70,0008.7
May 31, 1970Peru 66,0007.9
May 30, 1935Quetta, Pakistan 30,000–
 60,000
7.5
Jan. 11, 1693Sicily, Italy 60,000n.a.
12684Silicia, Asia Minor 60,000n.a.
June 20, 1990Iran 50,0007.7
Feb. 4, 1783Calabria, Italy  50,000n.a.


The aftermath of an devastating earthquake in the town of Beichuan