Deadly earthquakes of January 26 - India, Argentina, Algeria and China

M 7.6   2001    Depth 23.3 km    India (Gujarat) - killing 20,103 people

Gujarat earthquake 2001 - image courtesy IRC (Red Cross)

At least 20,085 people killed, 166,836 injured, approximately 339,000 buildings destroyed and 783,000 damaged in the Bhuj-Ahmadabad-Rajkot area and other parts of Gujarat.
Many bridges and roads damaged in Gujarat.
At least 18 people killed and some injured in southern Pakistan.
Felt throughout northern India and much of Pakistan.
Also felt in Bangladesh and western Nepal.
The earthquake occurred along an approximately east-west trending thrust fault at shallow depth. The stress that caused this earthquake is due to the Indian plate pushing northward into the Eurasian plate. Complex earthquake.
A small event is followed by a larger one about 2 seconds later.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 5.9   1985    Depth 19.2 km    Argentina - killing 6 people
Six people killed, at least 238 injured and about 12,500 homes destroyed or damaged (VII) in the Mendoza area.
Felt (V) at La Ligua, (IV) at Curavil and (II) at Santiago, Coquimbo and Vina del Mar, Chile.
The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 4.9   1987    Depth 11.7 km    Algeria - killing 1 person
One person killed, 7 injured and 629 homes damaged in the Mohammadia area.
Felt at Oued Fodda and Tissemsilt.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 4.9   2000    Depth 35 km    China - killing 1 person
1 person killed and two people injured and roads and houses damaged in the Mile-Qiubei area.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

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