Deadly earthquakes of December 23 - Nicaragua, Taiwan and Mexico

M 6.2    1972    Depth 7.3 km    Nicaragua - killing 10,000 people

5,000 deaths (different numbers depending on the source and the methods used). One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.
Thousands injured.
Preliminary estimates indicate approximately $800,000,000 damages in Managua.
Hundreds of aftershocks were reported, but only two exceeded magnitude 5, and these occurred within an hour of the main shock.


Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 7.0    1978    Depth 45.5 km    Taiwan - killing 2 people
2 people killed and three injured at Pingtung, Taiwan.
Felt (V) at Hong Kong, (III JMA) on Ishigakijima and Iriomotejima, Ryukyu Islands and (II JMA) on Yonagunijima and Miyakojima,Ryukyu Islands.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 7.4    1937    Depth 35 km    Mexico - killing 4 people
No details found
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

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