Top Ten Deadliest Earthquakes
List of Deadliest Earthquakes
Here is a list of top 10 deadliest earthquakes in history.
10 - Lisbon, Portugal: 1755
Also known as the Great Lisbon Earthquake. It caused a total casualties of 100,000.
9 - Messina, Italy: 1908
This earthquake caused 100,000 casualties.
8 - Great Kanto, Japan: 1923
This earthquake is said to have slid forward a 93 ton statue of Buddha by two feet. Total death toll of this earthquake is said to be more than 100,000.
7 - Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: 1948
This earthquake caused a death toll of 110,000.
6 - Hokkaido, Japan: 1730
It caused around 137,000 casualties in Hokkaido.
5 - Damghan and Ardabil, Iran: 856 and 893
This deadly earthquake caused 150,000 casualties.
4 - Aleppo, Syria: 1138
This earthquake caused 230,000 casualties.
3 - Tansghan and Haiyuan, China: 1976
This deadly earthquake caused 240,000 casualties. The number of casualties is controversial. It is also thought that 770,000 people lost their lives in this earthquake.
2 - Indian Ocean: 2004
This is the second deadliest earthquake in history till now. It was recorded 9.1 on the Tichter scale. Around 280,000 people lost their life due to this earthquake.
1 - Shaanxi, China: 1556
This is the deadliest earthquake on record in the history of mankind. More than 820,000 people lost their lives in this earthquake which jolted the Shaanxi province of China.
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