Deadly earthquakes of November 19 - Mexico, India, Colombia and China

Cathedral of Acambay - courtsey Photobucket.com

M 6.7 - 1912 - Depth 15 km - Mexico - killing 164 people
In 1912, an earthquake devastated Acambay, today a city with 56857 inhabitants (latest census)
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M 6.3 - 1980 - Depth 38.5 km - India (Sikkim) - killing 3 people
3 people killed and eight people injured and minor damage in the Gangtok area.
Felt in Bangladesh, Bhutan, eastern India and Nepal
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M 7.2 - 1991 - Depth 21 km - Colombia - killing 2 people
Two people killed and 28 houses damaged in Choco Department. Minor damage (VI) to buildings in the Buenaventura and Cali areas.
Felt strongly in many parts of western Colombia. Felt (II) at Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador
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M 5.6 - 1998 - Depth 4.8 km - China - killing 6 people
Five people killed, at least 1,543 injured, more than 23,600 homeless, over 12,000 houses destroyed, about 16,000 buildings damaged, 47 bridges and 36 reservoires damaged, power and communications cut off in Huaping, Lijiang, Ninglang and Yongsheng Counties.
Landslides blocked a river in the epicentral area.
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