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A Timeline of Earthquakes since 2000

February 7, 2023 07:48 PM


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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake devasted Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 4,000 people in both countries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

The quake also toppled thousands of buildings across a wide region in the two countries.

Here is a list of the world’s deadliest earthquakes since 2000:

Bhuj, Gujarat

January 26, 2001: A magnitude 7.7 quake strikes Gujarat, India, killing 20,000 people.

Afghanistan

March 25, 2002: About 1,000 people are killed in a magnitude 6.1 quake in northern Afghanistan.

Algeria

May 21, 2003: More than 2,200 people are killed in a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Algeria.

Bam, Iran

December 26, 2003: More than 50,000 people dead in southeastern Bam in a magnitude 6.6 earthquake, resulting in 50,000 deaths.

Indonesia

December 26, 2004: A magnitude 9.1 quake in Indonesia triggers a tsunami across the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

Indonesia

March 28, 2005: A magnitude 8.6 quake in northern Sumatra in Indonesia kills about 1,300 people.

Pakistan Kashmir

October 08, 2005: Around 75000 to 86000 people died in a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Azad Jammu Kashmir 73,000 dead.

Indonesia

May 26, 2006: More than 5,700 people die when a magnitude 6.3 quake hits the Indonesian island of Java.

Lima, Peru

August 15, 2007: A magnitude 8 earthquake near the coast of central Peru kills more than 500 people.

China

May 12, 2008: A magnitude 7.9 quake strikes eastern Sichuan in China, resulting in more than 87,500 deaths.

Quetta, Pakistan

October 29, 2008: a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan’s western area killing at least 300 people.

La’Aquila, Italy

April 6, 2009: A magnitude 6.3 quake kills more than 300 people in and around L’Aquila, Italy.

Indonesia

September 30, 2009: More than 1,100 people die when a magnitude 7.5 quake hits southern Sumatra in Indonesia.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

January 12, 2010: In Haiti, 316,000 people die in a magnitude 7 quake, according to government estimates.

Chile

February 27, 2010: A magnitude 8.8 quake shakes Chile, generating a tsunami and killing 524 people.

Sumatra, Indonesia

September 29, 2010: 7.9 magnitude, 1,000 dead                

Qinghai Province in China

March 11, 2011: A magnitude 9 quake off the northeast coast of Japan triggers a tsunami, killing more than 20,000 people.

Pakistan

September 24, 2013: A magnitude 7.7 quake strikes southwest Pakistan, killing more than 800 people.

Christchurch, New Zealand

February 22, 2011: 6.3 magnitude, 185 dead

Japan

March 11, 2011: Tsunami triggered by earthquake

9.0 magnitude, 19,000 dead or missing   

Van, Turkey

October 23, 2011: 7.2 magnitude, 604 dead          

East Azerbaijan and Iran

August 11, 2012: 6.4 magnitude, 306 dea               

Guatemala and Mexico

November 07, 2012: 7.4 magnitude, 139 dead

Chile

April 01, 2014: 8.2 magnitude, 6 dead, and over a million displaced

China

August 3, 2014: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake near Wenping in southern China’s Yunnan province kills more than 700 people.

Nepal

April 25, 2015: In Nepal, more than 8,800 people are killed by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

Italy

August 24, 2016: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy kills more than 300 people.

Indonesia

September 28, 2018: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Indonesia, killing more than 4,300 people.

Haiti

August 14, 2021: In Haiti, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake kills more than 2,200 people.

Afghanistan

June 22, 2022: In Afghanistan, more than 1,100 people die in a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.



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