2015 - Review on disasters and earthquakes

38 deadly earthquakes - A year below average

Nepal and India, the countries with the most deadly earthquakes of 2015. Mainshocks in Hindu Kush and Himalaya, followed by aftershocks. The constant fear which was refreshed again and again made millions of people vulnerable to deadly shocks or heart attacks. A package they have to carry in 2016.
Besides to asia, the year 2015 has not brought the earthquake death to humanity. Only 38 deadly quakes in 12 months. A number,much lower than 2014 (54), 2013 (55) and 2011 (65). All deadly events of the year:

January 14, Dominican Republic, M3.0, 2 deaths (mining accident)
February 21, Bosnia-Herzegowina, M3.3, 4 deaths (mining accident)
March 14, China (Anhui), M4.3, 2 deaths and 13 injuries
April 15, China (Gansu), M4.5, 1 death and 15 injuries
April 17, Poland, M4.2, 2 deaths (mining accident)
April 20, Taiwan (Yilan), M6.2, 1 death and 1 injury
April 25, Nepal India China and Bangladesh, M7.8, 9055 deaths and 23.790 injuries
April 26, Nepal and India, M6.7, 8 deaths and 83 injuries
April 27, Nepal and India, M5.1, 1 death
May 2, Nepal and India, M5.1, 4 deaths and 1 injury
May 5, Nepal, M4.0, 1 death
May 10, Nepal, M4.2, 1 death
May 12, Nepal India and China, M7.3, 228 deaths and 3680 injuries
May 12, Nepal and India, M5.9, 1 death
May 15, Nepal and India, M5.5, 1 death
May 16, Nepal and India, M5.5, 4 deaths
June 5, Malaysia, M5.9, 18 deaths and 10 injuries
July 3, China (Xinjiang), M6.5, 3 deaths and 214 injuries
July 24, Pakistan (KP), M5.5, 3 deaths and 1 injury
July 27, Indonesia (Papua), M7.1, 1 death
August 8, Congo DR, M5.8, 3 deaths and 68 injuries
Auhust 20, Nepal, M4.8, 1 death
September 3, India (Rajasthan), M4.4, 1 death
Sepember 4, Azerbaijan, M5.9, 1 death and 2 injuries
September 16, Chile and Argentina, M8.3, 16 deaths and 14 injuries
October 17, Argentina (Salta), M5.9, 1 death and 53 injuries
Oktober 23, Pakistan (Punjab), M5.3, 2 deaths and 1 injury
October 26, Afghanistan Pakistan and India and Tajikistan, M7.5, 402 deaths and 2283 injuries
November 7, Venezuela (Merida), M5.1, 1 death and 4 injuries
November 17, Greece, M6.4, 2 deaths and 5 injuries
November 21, Indonesia (Java), M3.2, 1 death
November 22, Afghanistan and Pakistan, M5.8, 2 deaths
November 22, Venezuela (Merida), M5.1, 1 death and 3 injuries
November 23, Mexico (Guerrero), M5.6, 2 deaths
Deember 7, Tajikistan, M7.2, 2 deaths and 14 injuries
December 17, Mexico (Chiapas), M6.6, 1 death
December 20, Indonesia (Kalimantan Utara), M6.1, 1 death
December 25, Afghanistan Pakistan and India, M6.2, 6 deaths and 119 injuries

with several other earthquakes, the number of earthquake casualties for 2015 is:
9787 people killed
30.736 people injured

14 earthquake-triggered tsunamis
347 damaging earthquakes
approx. 1.500.000 buildings damaged or destroyed

Earthquake Impact Database 2015 provides a list of all damaging earthquakes and its affects. See the table here and "Like" it on Facebook.

Page 1: The ongoing disaster in Nepal
Page 2: Months of fear in Central Asia
Page 3: Spared China - Punished Borneo?
Page 4: Massive quakes around the pacific "Ring of Fire"
Page 5: Deaths, injuries and destruction

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