Deadly earthquakes of January 30 - Chile, China and Mexico

M 7.0     1998    Depth 42 km    Chile - killing 1 person
One person suffered a heart attack at Antofagasta.
Minor damage to older buildings (VII) at Antofagasta.
Felt (VII) at Calama and Collahuasi; (VI) at Maria Elena, Taltal and Tocopilla; (V) at Copiapo, Chanaral and San Pedro de Atacama; (IV) at Iquique; (III) at Caldera; (II) at La Serena.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

M 5.1     2010    Depth 10 km    China - killing 1 person
One person  killed, 15 injured, more than 100 homes destroyed and thousands damaged in Moxi.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow)

Colima - Mexico

M 7.5     1973    Depth 37.2 km    Mexico - killing 56 people
Fifty-two people were reported killed, 390 were injured, and 22,000 were made homeless.
An estimated 40 percent of the town of Gomez Faris was destroyed, and substantial damage was reported elsewhere in the states of Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco.
The towns of Tecoman and Coahuayana suffered particularly heavy damage.
A few buildings in Colima and Ciudad Guxman collapsed.
In Mexico City, 450 kilometers from Colima, plaster cracked, power cables fell, and telephone service was interrupted.
Workers fled to the streets as tall buildings swayed.
A volcano 80 kilometers north of Colima was reported to have begun eruption at the time.
A minor, harmless tsunami with a total amplitude of about 1 meter also occurred.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

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