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Ancient - 1700s - 1800s     -     21st Century - 2001 - 2011
1900s
1900
1970
1970
10k
Deaths
China
quake - 7.5
10,000 die in a 7.5 quake that hits Yunnan Province on January 4th.
1970
1.3k
Deaths
Turkey
quake - 7.1
On March 28th a 7.1 earthquake hit Gediz in Turkey. 1,300 people were killed and 254 villages destroyed.
1970
66k
Deaths
Peru
quake - 7.9
A death toll of 66,000 is reached during the May 31st 7.9 quake in Peru.
This had been the worse quake dister in the history of the western hemisphere (See 2010, Haiti).
1970 Colombia
quake - 8.0
An earthquake, of 8,0 on the Richter Scale, rumbles Colombia on July 31st.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1971
1971
65 Deaths
California
quake - 6.7
San Fernando in California is hit by a 6.7 earthquake that kills 65 people. Destroyed were 22,000 homes, 370 commercial buildings, 180 schools and 2 hospitals. Damages cost $500 million.
1971
50k
Deaths
Peru
quake
In a 1971 Peruvian earthquake 50,000 people were crushed and 80,000 left homeless. The quake had broken a huge piece of rock and ice from a mountain glacier.
1972
1972
5k Deaths
Iran
quake 7.0
A 7.0 earthquake rocked the Ghir area of Iran on April 10th. 5,054 people, 1 fith of the provincial population died. The death toll would have been greater except that a majority of the people were working in fields and escaped the collapse of the sun-dried adobe or mud mortar buildings.
1972
5k Deaths
Nicaragua
quake - 6.2
In Nicaragua on December 23rd a 6.2 quake hits Managua with 3 low intensity shocks. 5,000 people were killed, 20,000 injured and 250,000 left homeless. 53,000 homes, 4 hospitals and 750 classrooms were destroyed.
This quake may have been the first worldwide exposure to the generosity of American aid. Nicaragua, 47 years later still has signs of the quake. Debri from the crumbled buildings had been dumped into Xolotlan Lake. In cleanup efforts the debri is being dredged up and piled onshore. The mounds are scavended by the poor for scrap metal to sell to the scrap metals merchants.
1973
1973
527
Deaths
Mexico
quake - 6.8
Adobe buildings in more than 50 towns and villages were destroyed in a 6.8 earthquake that strikes Puebla in MexicoOn August 28th. The quake kills 527 people and injures 4,000. More than 200 churches that dated to the colonial period were destroyed.
1974
1974
65 Deaths
Pakistan
quake
One of south Asia's worse quake disters in 40 years hits north Pakistan on December 28th. 5,200 people died and 15,000 injured in 11 villages. The only road to the remote area was cut off by Snow and landslides.
1975
1975
10k
Deaths
China
quake 7.0
10,000 are killed in the 7.0 quake of February 4th in Haicheng, China.
1975
?
Deaths
Burma
quake
An earthquake rocks Pagan in Burma on July 8th. News of the quake did not reach western civilizations for three weeks. Half of the Buddhist temples were damaged.
1975 California
quake - 5.8
A 5.8 quake shakes Oroville, California on August 1st.
1975
2.3k Deaths
Turkey
quake - 6.8
At Lice, Turkey on September 6th a 6.8 earthquake strikes killing 2,300 people. The kurdish and non-Arab Moslems blamed the Goverment for not enforcing construction standards. This was the first shown concern by a non-western country of interest in construction techniques to reduce earthquake casualties.
1975
2 Deaths
Hawaii
quake - 7.2
2 die in the 7.2 earthquake of November 29th at the south end of the island Kilauea in Hawaii.
1976
1976
26k
Deaths
Guatemala
2 quakes - 7.5
24,000 die in Guatemala on February 4th during a 7.5 earthquake. 50,000 people were injured and a million left homeless. 2000+ people were killed in a series of shocks that hit on February 6th. The U.S. contributed $10 million towards the $3 billion in losses.
1976
1k
Deaths
Italy
quakes - 6.5
Northern Italy is hit by a 6.5 earthquake on May 7th with aftershocks continuing into the next day. 1000 people were killed and many villages and towns destroyed. A few treasured art pieces were damaged.
1976
9k
Deaths
Indonesia
quakes - 7.2
A quake rocks the West Irian Province of Indonesia. 9,000 people are killed and several villages destroyed by the quake or buried under landslides.
1976
655k
Deaths
China
quake - 7.8
A 7.8 earthquake hits Tangshan, China on July 27th. The official toll is 255,000 dead. A Mexican research team discovered evidence that 655,000 had died and 780,000 were injured. In the middle of Tangshan, an area the size of Manhattan Island was destroyed by the 7.8 tremor.
1976
8k
Deaths
Philippeans
quake - 7.6
On August 17th, a 7.6 earthquake hit Mindanao in the Philippines. 8,000 died, most from tsunamis that were generated by the quake.
1976
5k
Deaths
Turkey
quake - 7.8
Muradiye, near Mount Ararat in Turkey, was hit by an earthquake on November 24th that measured 7.8. 5,000 were killed.
1977
1977
1.5k
Deaths
Romania
quake - 7.2
On March 5th a 7.2 earquake crumbled the city of Bucharest in Romania. 1,500 died in the rubble. Rescuers said it looked like a WWII bombed out city. The quake was also felt in Moscow, Russia and Rome, Italy.
1978
1978
20k Deaths
Iran
quake - 7.8
A 7.7 quake hits the area around Tabas Iran on September 16th, In Tabas 15,000 people died leaving only 4,000 still living. 5,000 more had died in the destruction of several other cities.
1978 Greece
quake - 6.5
In 1978 a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Thessaloniki in Greece.
1979
1979
200 Deaths
Yugoslavia
quake - 7.5
Yugoslavian history has the April 15 earthquake as the nation's strongest quake. Having been between tourist seasons only 200 had died. The destruction included several small villages, historic buildings and hotels.
1979 California
quake - 5.7
A 5.7 quake hits Coyote Lake, California on August 6th.
1979 California
quake - 6.4
On October 15th Imperial Valley, California is rocked by a 6.4 earthquake.
1980
1980 California
quake - 5.8
A 5.8 earthquake shook Livermore, California on January 24th.
1980 California
quake - 6.1
A 6.1 quake on May 25th shook up Mammoth Lakes, California at 4:33 PM.
1980 California
quake - 5.9
A second earthquake of 5.9 hits Mammoth Lakes again on May 25th at 4:49 PM, just 16 minutes after the first 6.1 quake.
1980 California
quake - 5.8
A Third earthquake of 5.8 hits Mammoth Lakes again on May 25th at 7:44 PM, 3 hours and 11 minutes after the first 6.1 quake and 2 hours and 55 minutes after the second 5.9 quake.
1980 California
quake - 6.0
On May 27th, two days after 3 earthquakes the same day, another quake shakes Mammoth Lakes with a 6.0 on the Richter Scale.
1980
3.5k Deaths
Algeria
2 quakes - 7.2 - 6.5
Two quakes hit the area of Al Asnam in Algeria on October 10th a little after noon on the Muslem Sabbath. The first was a magnitude 7.2 and the second quake measured at 6.5. 3,500 people were killed and 60.000 injured. The city of Orlťansville was destroyed much as it had been 25 years earlier.
See 1955
1980 California
quake - 7.2
Gorda Plate, California is shaken by a 7.2 earthquake on November 8th.
1980
3k Deaths
Italy
2 quakes - 6.2 - 7.2
Two earthquakes shake up southern Italy on November 23rd. The tremors measured at 6.2 and 7.2. Over 3,000 people died in the many villages that were destroyed. 300.000 people were left homeless. Artifacts in the state museum were damaged and the ruins of Pompeii was closed to tourists for safety reasons.
1981
1981
300 Deaths
Indonesia
quake
An earthquake, on January 30th, destroyed several villages in the Irian Jaya area of Indonesia killing 300 people.
1981
3k Deaths
Iran
quake - 6.9
In a salt desert near Kerman, the Capital of Iran, Kerman Province was rocked by a 6.9 quake on June 11th.. Sketchy reports show at least 3,000 had died.
1981
1.5k Deaths
Iran
quake - 7.3
A 7.3 quake kills 15,000 people on July 28th in southern Iran.
1982
1982
2.8k Deaths
Turkey
quake - 6.0
A 6.0 quake hits the Western Arabian Penninsula on December 13th killing 2,800 people.
1983
1983 California
quake - 6.5
Coaliinga, California is hit by a 6.5 earthquake on May 2nd.
1983
2 Deaths
Idaho
quake - 7.0
2 die in a 7.0 earthquake on October 28th at Borah Peak, Idaho.
1983
1.3k
Deaths
Turkey
quake - 6.9
A 6.9 quake hits Turkey on October 30th killing 1,342 people.
1983 Hawaii
quake - 6.7
A 6.7 quake rocks Kaoiki, Hawaii on November 16th.
1984
1984 California
quake - 6.2
A 6.2 earthquake shakes up Morgan Hill, California on April 24th.
1984 California
quake - 5.7
Round Valley, California is shaken on November 23rd by a 5.7 quake.
1985
1985
30k
Deaths
Mexico
3 quakes - 8.1 - 7.5 - 7.0
10,000 are killed in Mexicao City in the Michoacan area of Mexico in an intensity 8.1 earthquake on September 19th. Total deaths are estimated at up to 30,000. Two large aftershocks followed, one on the 20th at 7.5 and the third a 7.0 months later on April 30th, 1986.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1985 N.W.Territories
quake - 6.8
A 6.8 quake rocks Nahanni, Northwest Territories in Canada on December 23rd.
1986
1986 Alaska
quake - 8.0
A magnitude 8.0 quake shakes Andreanof Island in Alaska on May 7th.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1986 California
quake - 6.1
A 6.1 quake shake up northern Palm Springs, California on July 8th.
1986 California
quake - 6.2
On July 21st at Chalfant Valley, California magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes the valley.
1986
1.5k Deaths
El Salvador
quake - 5.7
1500 die in a moderate 5.7 quake on October 10th that hit San Salvador in El Salvador.
1987
1987
1k Deaths
Columbia/Ecuador
quake - 7.0
A 7.0 quake rumbled both Columbia and Ecuador killing 1000 people on March 6th.
1987
8
Deaths
California
quake - 5.9
Whittier Narrows, California is shaken by a 5.9 quake on October 1st killing 8 people.
1987 Alaska
quake - 7.9
A 7.9 quake splashes the shore when it shakes in the Gulf of Alaska on November 30th.
1988
1988 Australia
quake - 6.3
The first of three quakes shake Tennant Creek, in Australia on January 22nd with a magnitude of 6.3 at 12:35 AM.
1988 Australia
quake - 6.4
3 hours 22 minutes after the first, a second earthquake of 6.4 rumbles Tennant Creek, Australia on January 22nd at 3:57 AM.
1988 Australia
quake - 6.6
After two early morning quakes a third occurs at 12:04 PM on January 22nd at Tennant Creek, Australia with a magnitude of 6.6; greater than the first two.
1988 Alaska
quake - 7.8
On March 6th in the Gulf of Alaska a 7.8 quake shakes the ocean floor.
1988
1.4k
Deaths
Nepal / India
quake - 6.6
The border region of Nepal and India is hit by a 6.6 earthquake on August 20th.  1,450 are killed.
1988 Quebec
quake - 5.9
Saguenay, Quebec in Canada is rocked by a 5.9 earthquake on November 25th.
1988
25k
Deaths
Armenia
quake - 7.0
25,000 are killed in the border area of Turkey and Iran. Spitak, Armenia was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake on December 7th.
1989
1989
100
Deaths
California
quake - 6.9
A 6.9 quake kills 100 people on October 18th at Loma Prieta, California. 3,000 were injured. Oakland received most of the damage. San Francisco escaped except for the wood structure on unstable land fill collapsed and burned.
1989 Quebec
quake - 6.0
A magnitude 6.0 quake shakes Ungava, Quebec in Canada on December 25th.
1990
1990
Deadliest
50k Deaths
Iran
quake - 7.4
50,000 people are killed in Iran by a 7.4 earthquake on June 20th. Entire villages wer destroyed. 60,000 people were injured.
1990
Largest
1.6k
Deaths
Philippine Islands
quake - 7.7
Luzon in the Philippine Islands is hit by a 7.7 earthquake on July 16th. 1,621 people are killed.
1991
1991
Largest
1 of 2
Costa Rica
quake - 7.6
On April 22nd a 7.6 earthquake rocks Costa Rica.
1991 California
quake - 5.6
Sierra Madre, California is shaken on June 28th by a 5.6 quake.
1991 California
quake - 7.1
Honeydew, California is rocked by a 7.1 earthquake on August 17th.
1991
Deadliest
2k
Deaths
India
quake - 6.8
2,000 people are killed by a 6.8 quake in northern India on October 19th.
1991
Largest
2 of 2
Russia
quake - 7.6
In Russia's Kuril Islands a 7.6 earthquake hits on December 22nd.
1992
1992 California
quake - 6.1
A 6.1 quake rocks Joshua Tree, California on April 23rd.
1992 California
quake - 7.2
Cape Mendocino, California is shaken by a 7.2 quake on April 25th.
1992 California
quake - 6.5
Cape Mendocino, California is shaken by the first of an offshore quake of 6.5 on April 26th at 7:41 AM.
1992 California
quake - 6.7
A second quake (6.7) offshore Cape Mendocino at 11:18 occurs on April 26th 3 hours 37 minutes after the first.
1992 California
quake - 7.3
3 are killed at Landers, California on June 28th in a 7.3 earthquake.
1992 Nevada
quake - 5.7
A 5.7 quake rattles Little Skull Mountain in Nevada on June 29th.
1992 Nicaragua
quake - 7.7
A 7.7 quake on September 2nd kills 116 in Nicaragua.
1992
Largest

&

Deadliest
2.5k
Deaths
Indonesia
quake - 7.8
A 7.8 earthquake kills 2,519 people in the Flores area of Indonesia on December 12th.
1993
1993
Largest
Mariana Islands
quake 7.8
On August 8th a 7.8 earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.
1993
Deadliest
9.7k
Deaths
India
quake 6.3
9.748 are killed in an earthquake of 6.3 on September 29th at Latur-Killari, India.
1994
1994
60
Deaths
California
quake - 6.7
The 6.7 Northridge quake on January 17th kills only 60 but many more are injured.
1994
5 Deaths
Bolivia
quake - 6.7
5 are killed in the 6.7, June 9th earthquake in Bolivia.
1994
Deadliest
795 Deaths
Columbia
quake - 6.8
In Colombia an earthquake strikes on June 20th with a magnitude of 6.8. 795 people are killed.
1994 California
quake - 7.1
Cape Mendocino, California is shaken on September 1st in a 7.1 earthquake.
1994
Largest
1
1 Deaths
Russia
quake - 8.3
A magnitude 8.3 earthquake strikes the Kuril Islands on October 4th. 11 people are killed.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1995
1995
Deadliest
6.4k
Deaths
Japan
quake - 7.
2
6,434 are killed in the, 7.2, Great Hanshin earthquake on January 16th at Kobe, Japan. Damages totaled $102.5 billion.
This was the first quake in Japan where equiptment was used to measure the tremors. It would only measure up to 7.0 Adjustments to the magnitude brought the measurment form 6.8 (Moment Measurement) to 6.9 to 7.0 then estimated to 7.2
1995
2k
Deaths
Russia? Japan?
quake - 7.5
On May 27th Sakhalin Island is rocked by a 7.5 quake that killed 1,989 people.
1995
Largest
1 of 2
3 Deaths
Chile
quake - 8.0
An 8.0 earthquake kills 3 near the coast of northern Chile on July 30th.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1920, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1995
Largest
2 of 2
49 Deaths
Mexico
quake - 8.0
On October 9th an 8.0 quake hits near the coast of Jalisco in Mexico killing 49 people.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1996
1996
Deadliest
322 Deaths
China
quake - 6.6
A 6.6 earthquake hits Yunnan in China killing 322 people on February 3rd. This is the deadliest recorded quake of the year.
1996
Largest
1
66 Deaths
Indonesia
quake - 8.2
On February 17th an 8.2 earthquake kills 166 people in the Irian Jaya region of Indonesia.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1997
1997
1
Death
Mexico
quake - 7.2
A 7.2 earthquake hits Mexico's Arteaga area on January 11th. Extensive damage and one death occured.
1997
12 Deaths
China
quake - 5.9
A 5.9 earthquake hits Southern Xinjiang in China on January 21st.. 12 people died and 40 were injured. 2,500 familes were left homeless. 31,000 homes were destroyed or damaged.
1997
100 Deaths
Iran
quake - 6.5
A 6.5 quake rocked at 6.5 in the Iran-Turkmenistan border area on February 4th. 100 people were killed and 2,000 injured. Damages amounted to $30 million.
1997
57
Deaths
Pakistan
quake - 7.0
A 7.0 quake hit Pakistan on February 27th. 57 people were killed, hundreds injured and thousands were made homeless.
1997
Deadliest
1.5k
Deaths
Iran
quake - 7.3
1,572 people are killed in Northern Iran on May 10th by a 7.3 earthquake. 4,460 were injured, 60,000 homeless and 10,533 homes destroyed and 5,474 homes damaged.
1997
34
Deaths
Japan
quake - 6.1
A 6.1 quake hit Kyushu, Japan on May 13th. 34 people were killed, and five housed damaged.
1997
38
Deaths
India
quake - 5.8
38 are killed in the 5.8 earthquake on May 21st at Jabalpur, India. More than 1,000 were injured and thousands left homeless.
1997
81
Deaths
Venezuela
quake - 6.9
Off the coast of Venezuela on July 19th a  6.9 quake causes the deaths of at least 81 people. 522 people were injured and 3,000 left homeless
1997
11
Deaths
Italy
quake - 6.0
On September 26th in central Italy a 6.0 quake rumble the Marche and Umbria regions. 11 people are killed and over 100 injured. 80,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
1997
Largest
1 of 2
Fiji
quake - 7.8
South of the Fiji Islands a 7.8 quake is recorded on October 14th. Vibrations were also felt in New Zealand.
1997
8
Deaths
Chile
quake - 7.1
On October 15th a 7.1 quake rumbles the coast of Chile. 8 people are killed and more than 300 injured. 5,000 homes are destroyed with 15,700 houses damaged.
1997 Peru
quake - 7.1
On October 28th a 7.1 quake rocks northern Peru.
1997
23
Deaths
Chile
quake - 7.1
An Earthquake of 6.1 hits the India-Bangladesh border area. 23 peolple were killed and 200 injured.
1997
Largest
2of 2
Russia
quake - 7.8
On December 5th near the east coast of Kamchatka a 7.8 earthquake is recorded.
1998
1998
Largest
~8.1
Balleny Islands
quake - 8.1
On March 25th the largest of the year, an 8.1 earthquake hits the uninhabited Balleny Islands.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
1998
Deadliest
4k
Deaths
Afghanistan
quake - 6.6
On May 30th along the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan a 6.6 quake kills 4,000 people.
1998
2.1k
Deaths
New Guinea
quake - 7.0
2,183 people are killed in New Guinea by a 7.0 earthquake on July 17th.
1999
1999
1.1k
Deaths
Colombia
quake - 6.2
A 6.2 quake kills 1,185 in Colombia on January 25th.
1999
Deadliest
17.1k
Deaths
Turkey
quake - 7.6
Izmit, Turkey is hit by a 7.6 quake on August 17 killing 17,118 people.
1999
Largest
~7.7
2.4k
Deaths
Taiwan
quake - 7.7
Chi-Chi, Taiwan is rocked by a 7.7 earthquake on September 20th killing over 2,400 people.
1999
1
00 Deaths
Ultar Pradesh, India
6.8
A 6.8 quaked roced the Himalayas in Northern India on March 29th. 100 people were killed and thousands left homeless in 500 villiages.
1999 California
quake - 7.2
A 7.2 earthquake shakes Hector Mine, California on October 16th.
1999
894 Deaths
Turkey
quake - 7.2
In Duzce, Turkey 894 people are killed on November 12th by a 7.2 earthquake.
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2000
2000
43 Deaths
Indonesia
quake - 7.4
An earthquake rumbles on March 4th in Sulawesi, Indonesia with a magnituce of 7.4. 46 people are killed, 264 are injured, and 30,000 are left homeless.
2000
Deadliest
103 Deaths
Indonesia
quake - 7.9
On June 4th in Sounthern Sumatera in Indonesia a 7.9 earthquake hits killing 103 persons. 2,174 people were injured.
2000 Japan
quake
In Japan Volcanologists detect an undersea eruption that occurred off Miyakejima on June 27th.
2000
1 Death
Japan
quake - 6.4
One man is killed on July 1st in a landslide caused by a 6.4 quake near the island of Kozushima in Japan.
2000 Japan
quake
Among the series of volcanic eruptions of Mt. Oyama the area has had earthquakes numbering in the tens of 1000s with nearly 12,000 quakes strong enough to be felt.
2000 Japan
2 quakes - 5.7
Japan's Izu islands were hit by two earthquakes on August 12th.  The first measured 5.7 on the Richter scale that caused a small landslide on Nijjima island. The second hitting the Island chain measured 4.9.
2000 Japan
quake - 5.4
Japan's eastern seaboard is jolted by an earthquake on August 20th. The 5.4 quake was centered off the coast of Obaraki northeast of Tokyo, 20 miles below the seabed.
2000 California
quake - 5.2
A 5.2 quake shakes Napa Valley in California on September 3rd. Napa had substantial damage with 41 people injured.
2000
Largest
Papua.New.Guinea
quake - 8.0
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake hits New Ireland in Papua New Guinea on November 16th.
Quakes 8.0 - 8.4: 1556, 1667, 1811, 1812, 1891, 1894, 1897, 18991905, 1906, 1907, 1920, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1957, 1970, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
2000
11 Deaths
Turkey
quake - 7.0
A 7.0 quake shook Turkmenistan. 11 people were killed and several injured.
2000
6 Deaths
Turkey
quake - 5.9
A 5,9 quake kills at least 6 people in Turkmenistan on December 15th. 41 people were injured.
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