Deadly earthquakes of December 10 - India, Peru - Ecuador and Iran

Koyna Dam - Courtesy by Tejas

M 6.3    10-12-67    Depth 10.7 km    India - killing 180 people
The Koyna Dam Earthquake
About 25 percent of the buildings were destroyed and all buildings suffered some damage at Koynanagar.
About 2,000 people were injured. This is the largest in a series of earthquakes that began in 1963, following the filling of Koyna Reservoir, and has continued at least into 1998.
This is one of the classic examples of "reservoir-induced seismicity" -- earthquakes caused by the filling or changes in water level of large reservoirs.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 7.1    10-12-70    Depth 20.1 km    Peru - killing 81 people
This major earthquake occurred about 150 miles southwest of Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Peru's northernmost tip.
It killed 72 people and injured many in both countries.
Much damage occurred at Sullana and Piura, Peru, south of the epicenter, and at Tumbes, 50 miles north of the shock's center.
Highways linking Tumbes and Piura were blocked by landslides, and telephone communications to that region were knocked out.
Heaviest damage in Ecuador was reportedly in rural villages.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.6    10-12-77    Depth 13.9 km    Iran - killing 3 people

3 reported killed and 15 injured in southern Iran.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

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