• Dec 22, 856

    Damghan, Iran

    Damghan, Iran
    200,000 (est.) of fatalities. Magnitude of 7.9 (est.).The earthquake badly affected water supplies in the Qumis area, partly due to springs and qanats drying up, but also because of landslides damming streams.
  • Mar 22, 893

    Ardabil, Iran

    Ardabil, Iran
    150,000 (est.) of fatilities.Unknown magnitude.Reports probably relate to the 893 Dvin earthquake, due to misreading of the Arabic word for Dvin, 'Dabil' as 'Ardabil'.This is regarded as a 'fake earthquake'.
  • Jan 23, 1556

    shaanx and kansu,china

    shaanx and kansu,china
    9.0 magnitud .Reported as the most devasting eartquakes in history.There were ,approximately 830,000 people dead.Most of the population in the area at the time lived in yaodongs, artificial caves in loess cliffs, many of which collapsed with catastrophic loss of life.
  • jamaica port royal

    jamaica port royal
    The earthquake caused most of the city to sink below sea level and about 2,000 people died as a result of the earthquake and the following tsunami. About 3000 people died in the days following the earthquakes due to injuries and disease.Magnitude of 7.5.
  • Genroku

    In Edo , Japan.108,800 tragedies.This earthquake shook Edo and killed an estimated 2,300 people. This earthquake then resulted in a tsunami which hit the coastal areas of the Boso Peninsula and Sagami Bay. This caused more than 6,500 deaths, particularly on the Boso Peninsula.The tsunami was reported to have caused more than 100,000 fatalities.unknown magnitude.
  • Lisbon

    From 10,000–100,000 deaths.Magnitude of 8.5–9.0 (est.).Includes several thousands of deaths in Morocco and Spain.After the earthquake there was a fire and a tsunami.Eighty-five percent of Lisbon's buildings were destroyed, including famous palaces and libraries, as well as most examples of Portugal's distinctive 16th-century Manueline architecture. Several buildings that had suffered little earthquake damage were destroyed by the subsequent fire.
  • sumatra,indonesia

    Magnitude of 8.8 - 9.2.There is only sparse information available regarding the extent of damage associated with either the earthquake or the subsequent tsunami. However, the tsunami was clearly devastating along the southwest coast of Sumatra from Pariaman to Bengkulu.
  • Ecuador colombia

    Ecuador colombia
    Magnitude of 8.8.After the earthquake a stunami ocurred.The greatest damage from the tsunami occurred on the coast between Río Verde, Ecuador and Micay, Colombia. Estimates of the number of deaths caused by the tsunami vary between 500 and 1,500.
  • Messina ,italia

    Messina ,italia
    123,000 deaths. from about 5:20 to 5:21 am an earthquake of 7.1 of magnitude scale occurred centered on Messina, a city in Sicily. The ground shook for some 30 to 40 seconds, and the destruction was felt within a 300 km radius. Moments after the earthquake, a 40 feet (12 m) tsunami struck nearby coasts causing even more devastation. 93% of structures in Messina were destroyed and some 70,000 residents were killed. .
  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico
    The magnitude for the earthquake was a 7.5.The earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves measured at approximately 20-35ft that lashed the west coast of the island and is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters that have struck the island. The losses resulting from the disaster were approximately 116 casualties and $4 million in property.
  • Great Kantō

    Great Kantō
    In Kantō region, Japan.142,800 fatalities.Magnitude of 7.9. Varied accounts hold that the duration of the earthquake was between 4 and 10 minutes. The quake had an epicenter deep beneath Izu Ōshima Island in Sagami Bay. It devastated allot of citys around. Casualty estimates range from about 100,000 to 142,800 deaths, the latter figure including approximately 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.
  • Banda Sea,Indonesia

    Banda Sea,Indonesia
    The earthquake was in Banda Sea, Indonesia (Dutch East Indies)With a magnitude of 8.5.It generated Tsunamis of up to 1.5 metres, but no human lives appear to have been lost. no fatalities.
  • Ashgabat

    InTurkmenistan , Ashgabat. 110,000 fatalities. A magnitude of 7.3.
  • Kamachatka,russia

    Magnitude of 9.0.A large tsunami resulted,causing destruction and loss of life around the Kamchatka peninsula and the Kuril Islands. Hawaii was also struck, with estimated damages of up to US$1 million and livestock losses, but no human casualties were recorded. Japan reported no casualties or damage. The tsunami reached as far as Alaska, Chile, and New Zealand
  • Valdivia, Chile

    Valdivia, Chile
    Magnitude of 9.5.The tremor caused localised tsunamis that severely battered the Chilean coast, with waves up to 25 metres (82 ft). The main tsunami raced across the Pacific Ocean and devastated Hilo, Hawaii. The death toll and monetary losses arising from such a widespread disaster are not certain. Various estimates of the total number of fatalities from the earthquake and tsunamis have been published, with the USGS citing studies with figures of 2,231, 3,000, or 5,700 killed and another
  • prince william, sound,alaska,usa

    prince william, sound,alaska,usa
    magnitude of 9.2.There were thousands of aftershocks for three weeks, following the main shock. In the first day alone, eleven major aftershocks were recorded with a magnitude greater than 6.2. Nine more occurred over the next three weeks. It was not until more than a year later that the aftershocks were no longer noticed.
  • Thailand

    Magniyude of 9.1 - 9.3. The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (98 ft) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest-hit country, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
  • Sumatra, Indonesia

    Sumatra, Indonesia
    were a series of megathrust earthquakes that struck the Sunda Trench off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, three greater than magnitude 7. A series of tsunami bulletins was issued for the area. The most powerful of the series had a magnitude of 8.5, which makes it in the top 20 of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on a seismograph.Sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated. A total of 4 tsunami alerts were issued in 24 hours.
  • Cuba

    Magnitude of 5.6 . According to USGS: "Felt (V) at Baracoa, Guantanamo and Santiago de Cuba, (III) at Camagüey and (II) at Havana. Also felt at Banes, Bayamo and Pinar del Río. Felt (II) at Half Way Tree and Mona, Jamaica. Felt in Jamaica and in parts of The Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Haiti".The quake was followed by a 4.8 aftershock, 19:31:29 UTC of the same day. There weThere were no reports of damages or casualties.
  • pacific ocean, tohoku region, japan

    pacific ocean, tohoku region, japan
    Magnitude of 9.3. It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) .