Deadly earthquakes of December 13 - Iran, China, Yemen, Italy and Taiwan

M 6.8   1957    Depth 35 km    Iran - killing 3000 people

1,130 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.
About 900 people injured and 211 villages destroyed or severely damaged in the Sahneh-Songor-Asadabad area in Kermanshahan and Hamadan Provinces.
Some fissures were observed in alluvium along the Sahneh Fault.
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M 5.9   1976    Depth 3.4 km    China - killing 2 people
No details found
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M 6.2   1982    Depth 7 km    Yemen - killing 2800 people

One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.
The earthquake was centered about 46 miles south of Sana, the capital.
Unconfirmed reports of more than 2,800 people killed, 1,500 injured, 700,000 homeless and about 300 villages destroyed or badly damaged in Yemen.
Maximum intensity VIII in the Dawran-Risabah area.
Felt throughout Yemen and in the Najran area, Saudi Arabia.
Landslides occurred in the epicentral area, as well as extensional ground cracks trending north-northwest in zones up to 15 km in length.
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M 5.6   1990    Depth 12.1 km    Italy - killing 19 people
At least 19 people killed, about 200 injured, 2,500 homeless and severe damage (VII) in the Carlentini area.
Damage also occurred at Augusta, Lentini and Noto and slight damage occurred as far away as Cefalu.
Felt as far west as Trapani. Kaohsiung.
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M 6.3   1990    Depth 9.4 km    Taiwan - killing 2 people
No details found
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