5 deadliest earthquakes in the history

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Shaanxi earthquake (830,000 died)
January 23, 1556 was the deadliest day in the history of mankind when a earthquake strike in Shaanxi China killing more approximately 830,000 people which was 60% of the whole population. 8.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed 840-kilometre area affecting other provinces of china including Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui.

1.Shaanxi earthquake (830,000 died)

Shaanxi_Earthquake

January 23, 1556 was the deadliest day in the history of mankind when an earthquake struck in Shaanxi China killing approximately 830,000 people; which was 60% of the total population. This 8.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed 840-kilometre area effecting different provinces of china including Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui.

2.Tangshan earthquake (255,000 died)

Tangshan_earthquake

Tangshan earthquake is 2nd deadliest earthquake. On July 28, 1976 a 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed over 255,000 people in Tangshan, China. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei. Another reason that makes it a deadly earthquake beside magnitude was the time when it happened. It struck at 03:42 in the morning when most of the people were sleeping. The earthquake caused a loss of approximately 10 billion yuan.

3.Indian Ocean earthquake (230,210 died)

Tsunami_2004

On December 26, 2004 an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude killed 230,210 people. Its epicenter was in west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. This underground earthquake cause Tsunami which effected costal lines of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Thailand.

4.Aleppo earthquake (230,000 died)

Aleppo_earthquake

Aleppo earthquake is 4th deadliest earthquake recorded in history. Epicenter was near the town of Aleppo in northern Syria. Aleppo is located along the northern part of the Dead Sea Transform system of geologic faults, which is a plate boundary separating the Arabian plate from the African plate. Death toll was 230,000 and its magnitude was 8.5.

5.Haiyuan earthquake (200,000 died)

Haiyuan_earthquake

7.8 magnitude’s earthquake that effected about 200 km area killing 200,000 to 230,000 people making it 5th deadliest earthquake. Its epicenter was in Haiyuan County, Ningxia Province. 7 provinces of the region were effected including Lanzhou, Taiyuan, Xi’an, Xining, Qinghai and Yinchuan

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  • Karin

    A terrible and sad list indeed. Interesting though.

  • Shaiff

    what a sad part of our history :(

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