Deadly earthquakes of January 3 - Kazakhstan, Turkey and Papua New Guinea

M 7.8    1911   Depth ? km   Kazakhstan - killing 450 people More than 450 killed. Damage occurred in the Chong-Kemin (Bol'shoy Kemin) Valley as well as at Anan'yevo (Sazanovka) and Oytal (Urtal), Kyrgyzstan. Over 770 brick buildings were destroyed at Almaty (Vernyy, Alma-Ata), … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of January 1 - Portugal, Indonesia (2x), China

M 6.9   1980    Depth 12.2 km   Portugal - killing 56 people At least 56 people killed, 400 or more injured and extensive damage (VIII) on Terceira. At least four people killed, some injured and extensive damage on Sao Jorge. Damage also reported on Graciosa. Google satellite map of the … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 24 - Argentina

M 6.0    1930    Depth 30 km    Argentina - killing 36 people Also called the "La Poma Earthquake" La Poma (Salta Argentina) has currently a population of 600 peaple and was almost completely destroyed on December 24/1930. La Poma is located on an altitude of 63015 meter. One sector of … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 22 - Guinea, China, Iran, Costa Rica, Algeria and United States

M 6.3   1983    Depth 7.8 km    Guinea - killing 643 people At least 443 people killed, 200 missing, 150 seriously injured and extensive damage in the Gaoual-Koumbia area, Guinea. Felt in Guinea Bissau, Senegal, The Gambia and Sierra Leone. Google satellite map of the earthquake area … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 21 - China, Chile, Greece, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia

M 7.2   1913    Depth ? km    China - killing 1,314 people No details found ! Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow) M 7.4   1967    Depth 42.5 km    Chile - killing 1 person The shock caused one death and several injuries, and inflicted severe property … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 20 - Turkey, Japan, Colombia and New Zealand

M 7.2   1942    Depth 35 km    Turkey - killing 3,000 people About 5,000 buildings destroyed or damaged in the Erbaa-Niksar area. Surface faulting, with as much as 1.7 m (5.7 ft) of horizontal displacement, occurred in the North Anatolian Fault Zone from Niksar in the Kelkit River Valley … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 19 - Philippines, Iran (2x), Guatemala and Indonesia

M 7.3     1928    Depth 35 km    Philippines - killing 93 people No details found Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow) M 5.9     1977    Depth 11.6 km    Iran - killing 665 people The earthquake was centered in the Kerman Province, … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 18 - Iran, Poland and China

M 5.5     1925    Depth ? km    Iran - killing 2 people No details found Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow) M 2.8     1986    Depth 10 km    Poland - killing 3 people Three people killed and five injured in the Zabrze-Bielszowice mine near … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 17 - Argentina, Chile, Indonesia (2x) and Japan

M 6.0    1920    Depth 10 km    Argentina - killing 400 people No details found Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow) M 7.8    1949    Depth 30 km    Chile - killing 4 person The 1949 Tierra del Fuego earthquake was a seismic movement that took … [Read more...]