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...]

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 15 - Indonesia, Philippines (2x) and Turkey

M 6.5   1979    Depth 13 km    Indonesia (Sumatra) - killing 8 people Eight people killed and 162 injured. 2,500 homes collapsed or damaged, and damage to other buildings in the Bengkulu area. Google satellite map of the earthquake area (green arrow) M 7.5   1989    Depth 24 … [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...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 12 - Peru, Colombia-Ecuador, Pakistan, Indonesia and Afghanistan

M 7.5    1953    Depth 19 km    Peru - killing 7 people In the Tumbes and Corrales populations (Perú), 6 dead and at least 20 injuries were reported. Many local witnesses perceived a time shaking of about 40 seconds. Numerous material damages to both, Peruvian (San Juan, Zorritos, Santa … [Read more...]