Plate Tectonics
 

Major Earthquakes and Death Tolls

Below is a list of Major earthquakes in the world and their estimated death tolls. In some cases the number of deaths resulting from an earthquake is not known.

Year
Place
Deaths
1906 San Francisco 3,000
1908 Messina, Italy 110,000
1920 Gansu and Shanxi, China 200,000
1923 Tokyo, Japan 142,810
1927 Qinghai, China 200,000
1935 Quetta, Pakistan 30,000
1939 Erzincan, Turkey 32,700
1948 Fukui, Japan 5,390
1960 Southern Chile 5,700
1970 Northern Peru 67,000
1976 Mindanao, Philippines 8,000
1976 Guatemala 22,780
1976 Tangshan, China 655,000
1985 Michoacan, Mexico 9,500
1988 Armenia 25,000
1990 Western Iran 50,000
1993 Latur, India 9,750
1995 Kobe, Japan 5,200