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 20 - Peru, China, Iran, Pakistan and Costa Rica

M 7.8   20-11-1960    Depth 52 km    Peru - killing 11 people The November 20 1960 Peru earthquake generated a tsunami which normally does not occur at a Magnitude. This 7.8 earthquake came as a surprise in this area which had almost no major earthquakes in the past. The Tsunami killed 11 … [Read more...]