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Expand A look at the worst earthquakes in recorded history, in loss of human life. The March 11,earthquake and tsumani that affected eastern Japan is not included because the fatalities caused, about 15, are fewer than those resulting from the temblors listed below.
More thanpeople are estimated to have been killed.
Damage extended as far away as about miles northeast of the epicenter, with reports as far as Liuyang in Hunan, more than miles away. Geological effects reported with this earthquake included ground fissures, uplift, subsidence, liquefaction and landslides.
Most towns in the damage area reported city walls collapsed, most to all houses collapsed and many of the towns reported ground fissures with water gushing out. Workers start rebuilding work following earthquake damage in the Chinese city of Tangshan, miles east of Pekin, with a wrecked train carriage behind them.
Official casualty figure isdeaths. Estimated death toll as high asDamage extended as far as Beijing. This is probably the greatest death toll from an earthquake in the last four centuries, and the second greatest in recorded history.
Although Aleppo was the largest community affected by the earthquake, it likely did not suffer the worst of the damage. European Crusaders had constructed a citadel at nearby Harim, which was leveled by the quake.
A Muslim fort at Al-Atarib was destroyed as well, and several smaller towns and manned forts were reduced to rubble. The quake was said to have been felt as far away as Damascus, about miles to the south. The Aleppo earthquake was the first of several occurring between and that devastated areas in northern Syria and western Turkey.
This was the third largest earthquake in the world since and the largest since the Prince William Sound, Alaska temblor. In total,people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and about 1.
In Januarythe death toll wasIn AprilIndonesia reduced its estimate for the number missing by over 50, Quake-hit Haiti will need at least a decade of painstaking reconstruction, aid chiefs and donor nations warned, as homeless, scarred survivors struggled today to rebuild their lives.
According to official estimates,people killed. According to official estimates,were also injured, 1. This includes at least 4 people killed by a local tsunami in the Petit Paradis area near Leogane.
This earthquake struck a mile stretch of northeast Iran, with the epicenter directly below the city of Demghan, which was at that point the capital city. Most of the city was destroyed as well as the neighboring areas.
Approximatelypeople were killed. Haiyuan, NingxiaChina, Dec. This earthquake brought total destruction to the Lijunbu-Haiyuan-Ganyanchi area. Over 73, people were killed in Haiyuan County.
A landslide buried the village of Sujiahe in Xiji County. More than 30, people were killed in Guyuan County. Nearly all the houses collapsed in the cities of Longde and Huining. About miles of surface faulting was seen from Lijunbu through Ganyanchi to Jingtai.
There were large numbers of landslides and ground cracks throughout the epicentral area. Some rivers were dammed, others changed course. This time it costlives and destroyed the largest city in the northwestern section of the country. The area was again hit by a fatal earthquake in High-angle view of earthquake and fire damage on Hongokucho Street and the Kanda District, taken from the Yamaguchi Bank building after the Kanto earthquake, Tokyo, Japan.
This earthquake brought extreme destruction in the Tokyo-Yokohama area, both from the temblor and subsequent firestorms, which burned aboutof the more thanhouses that were partially or completely destroyed.
Nearly 6 feet of permanent uplift was observed on the north shore of Sagami Bay and horizontal displacements of as much as 15 feet were measured on the Boso Peninsula.
This quake brought extreme damage in Ashgabat Ashkhabad and nearby villages, where almost all the brick buildings collapsed, concrete structures were heavily damaged and freight trains were derailed. Damage and casualties also occurred in the Darreh Gaz area in neighboring Iran.
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