Major earthquakes throughout history in pictures

Published Marso 17, 2011 by putrizk

LET’S PRAY THEY WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN.

Major earthquakes throughout history in pictures

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes

Major earthquakes throughout history in pictures. Statistics from The Geological Society of London.
1906: USA (California, San Francisco). Richter scale: 7.8, Deaths: 3,000, Cost ($m): 524

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1908: Italy (Messina). Richter scale: 7.5, Deaths: 25,926, Cost: ($m) 116

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1923: Japan (Tokyo-Yokohama). Richter scale: 8.3, Deaths: 142,800, Cost ($m): 2,800

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1936: Pakistan (Quetta). Richter scale: 7.5, Deaths: 35,000, Cost ($m): 25

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1939: Chile (Concepcion). Richter scale: 8.3, Deaths: 28,000, Cost ($m): 100

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1939: Turkey (Erzincan). Richter scale: 8.0, Deaths: 36,740, Cost ($m): 20

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1960: Morocco (Agadir). Richter scale: 5.9, Deaths: 12,000, Cost ($m): 120

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1970: Peru (Chimbote). Richter scale: 7.7, Deaths: 67,000, Cost ($m): 550

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1976: China (Tangshan). Richter scale: 8.0, Deaths: 290,000, Cost ($m): 5,600

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1976: Guatemala (Guatemala City). Richter scale: 7.5, Deaths: 22,084, Cost ($m): 1,100

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1985: Mexico (Mexico City). Richter scale: 8.1, Deaths: 10,000, Cost ($m): 4,000

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1988: Armenia (Spitak). Richter scale: 6.9, Deaths: 25,000 Cost ($m): 14,000

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1989: USA (California, San Francisco). Richter Scale: 7.0, Deaths: 68, Cost ($m): 6,000


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July 1990, Baguio City, Philippines. Richter Scale: 7.7 Deaths about 5000.

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1995: Japan (Kobe). Richter scale: 7.2, Deaths: 6348, Cost ($m): 200,000

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
1999: Turkey (Kocaeli). Richter scale: 7.4, Deaths: 19,118, Cost ($m): 20,000

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
2004: Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Richter scale: 9.2, Deaths: 230,000

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
2008: Sichuan Province. Richter scale: 8.0, Deaths: 68,000, Cost ($m): 20,000

A history of the 20th and 21st century in major earthquakes
2010: Chile (Maule Region). Richter scale: 8.8, Deaths: 486

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northeastern Honshu island and a huge tsunami warning was issued
2011: Japan. Richter scale: 8.9.

 

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