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

M 7.6   2001    Depth 23.3 km    India (Gujarat) - killing 20,103 people 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 … [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 November 15 - New Zealand, Algeria and Indonesia

Image by Tākuta via Flickr M 6.8   1901    depth ? km    New Zealand - killing 1 people The earthquake occurred on the 15th UTC time and on the 16th local time. A child was killed, people were injured and houses damaged. Many landslides on the road van Cheviot to Port Robinson. Google … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 10 - Romania, Peru, Japan and Algeria

M 7.3   10-11-1940    Depth 122 km    Romania - killing 1000 people 1,000 dead. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. Many buildings destroyed and thousands of people injured in the Bucharest-Galati area. Nearly all buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged in the Prahova River … [Read more...]