Killer Earthquakes

By liayau
  • Lisbon, Portugal

    Lisbon, Portugal
    An 8.7 earthquake hit Lisbon, Portugal, and killed some 70,000 people. Heavy damage resulted from ensuing fires and tsunami flooding in Morocco and nearly a quarter of a million people were killed.
  • North West China

    North West China
    In China an 8.6 earthquake in the northwestern provinces of Gansu and Shanxi caused massive landslides and the deaths of 100,000- 200,000 people.
  • Haiti

    A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 1653 local time (2153 GMT). Officials say up to 230,000 died and more than 1 million homeless.
  • Eastern Turkey

    Eastern Turkey
    On Oct. 23, a 7.2-magnitude quake hit the province of Van, killing 605 people and injuring 4152. 188 people were pulled out alive from the rubble.