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List of Deadliest Earthquakes on Record


At least 23,500 people were killed by tsunami waves triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in southern Asia on Sunday. Following is a list of the deadliest earthquakes on record provided by Reuters News Agency. Date Location Number of fatalities Magnitude 1556 China, Shansi 830,000 n/a 1976 China, Tangshan 255,000 7.5 1138 Syria, Aleppo 230,000 n/a 1927 China, near Xining 200,000 n/a c.856 Iran, Damghan 200,000 n/a 1920 China, Gansu 200,000 8.6 c.893 Iran, Ardabil 150,000 n/a 1923 Japan, Kwanto 143,000* n/a 1948 Turkmenistan 110,000 7.3 1908 Italy, Messina est.70,000 to 100,000 7.2 1290 China, Chihli 100,000 n/a 1667 Azerbaijan, Shemakha 80,000 n/a 1727 Iran, Tabriz 77,000 n/a 1755 Portugal, Lisbon 70,000 n/a 1932 China, Gansu 70,000 7.6 1970 Peru 66,000 7.9 1268 Turkey, Silicia 60,000 n/a 1693 Italy, Sicily 60,000 n/a 1935 Pakistan, Quetta 30,000 to 60,000 7.5 1783 Italy, Calabria 50,000 n/a 1990 Iran, Gilan 35,000 7.7 2003 Iran, Bam 31,000 6.6** 2004 Off Sumatra west coast 21,559 9.0 * Many were killed in the Great Tokyo Fire caused by the earthquake. ** Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency put the Bam quake at 6.3 on the Richter Scale. (Source: United States Geological Survey, www.usgs.gov)
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