Important historic earthquakes in China

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page. Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database TSU = Tsunami generated Earthquake-report.com own DAMAGE OVERVIEW LISTS : 2013 – 2014 (based on our … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 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 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 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 16 - One of the most deadly earthquake days in history !

M 6.4   1902    Depth 9 km    Uzbekistan - killing 4,725 people 4,700 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. Over 41,000 buildings destroyed in the Andijon-Margilan area. A train was "thrown from the tracks" at Andijon station. A strong aftershock about 40 minutes later caused … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 14 - Iran (2x), China and India

M 5.5    1925    Depth ? km    Iran - killing 500 people No details found Google satellite map of the earthquake area M 6.1    1978    Depth 18.9 km    Iran - killing 76 people The earthquake was located about 450 kilometers southwest of Tehran in the vicinity of … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 13 - Iran, China, Yemen, Italy and Taiwan

M 6.8   1957    Depth 35 km    Iran - killing 3000 people 1,130 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. About 900 people injured and 211 villages destroyed or severely damaged in the Sahneh-Songor-Asadabad area in Kermanshahan and Hamadan Provinces. Some fissures were observed … [Read more...]