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World's Deadliest Earthquake in History

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Earthquake is describe as the movement of the earth's crust. There is a 100% chance that an earthquake will happen any minute however scientist cannot predict the exact occurrence of an earthquake. They can only measure the probabilities of future earthquakes based o scientific data. Thousands of small earthquakes happen everyday and when a strong earthquake happens it can be deadly.

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1780 Iran Earthquake Report Abuse
On February 28, 1780 an earthquake struck the northwestern part of Iran leaving 200,000 people lifeless.
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2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake Report Abuse
A 9.1 magnitude earthquake shocked the people in Sumatra Indonesia and killed 230,000 people on December 26, 2004
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1556 Shaanxi Earthquake in China Report Abuse
Based on historical records this is the deadliest earthquake which happened on January 23, 1556 during the Ming Dynasty which killed 830,000 individuals
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1138 Aleppo Earthquake in Syria Report Abuse
In the early 12th century, the city of Aleppo was devastated with an estimated 7.4 magnitude of earthquake which killed 230,000 people
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1923 Great Kanto Earthquake Report Abuse
142,000 people died in Japan when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Kanto Region
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Haiti Earthquake 2010 Report Abuse
An earthquake of 7.0 in magnitude killed 222, 570 people in Port-au-Prince in Haiti on January 12, 2010
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1948 Ashgabat Earthquake, Turkmenistan Report Abuse
110,000 people were killed on October 6, 1948
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1703 Genroku Earthquake Report Abuse
108,800 people died on December 31, 1703 when an interplate earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 shook Edo extending through Sagami Bay, Boso Peninsula causing a Tsunami that collapsed Izu Oshima
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The area of greatest damage due to the earthquake shaking was in Kanagawa Prefecture, although Shizuoka Prefecture was also affected. The earthquake caused many large fires, increasing both the degree of damage and increasing the number of deaths. More than a total of 8,000 houses were destroyed by the shaking a further 563 houses by the fires, causing over 2,200 deaths. it also started a tsunami, About 400 km of coastline was severely affected by the tsunami
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1728 Tabriz Earthquake Iran Report Abuse
77,000 individuals died in this earthquake
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1867 Samakli Azerbaijan Earthquake Report Abuse
80,000 people lost their lives when this earthquake happened
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1290 Chihli Earthquake China Report Abuse
This earthquaked was recorded with a 6.8 magnitude killing approximately 100.000 people
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1755 Lisbon Earthquake Portugal Report Abuse
approximately 80,000 people died in this earthquake which happened o All Saints Day
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847 Damascus Earthquake Report Abuse
this earthquake took 70,000 lives in Syria
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1042 Palmyra Baalbek Earthquake Syria Report Abuse
50,000 people died in this earthquake which happened on August 12, 1042.
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1693 Catania Province Earthquake Report Abuse
60,000 people were killed in Sicily during this earthquake
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1268 Cilicis Anatolia Earthquake Report Abuse
The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that took 60,000 lives
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1797 Riobamba Earthquake Report Abuse
Quito Ecuador and Cuzco Peru were shaken by a 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake killing 41,000 people on February 4, 1797.
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893 Armenian Earthquake Report Abuse
30,000 people died in this earthquake
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1481 Rhodes Earthquake Report Abuse
30,000 people died on May 3, 1481 after a 71 magnitude earthquake struck the region
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1531 Lisbon Earthquake Portugal Report Abuse
This is a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed 30,000 individuals
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1783 Calabrian Earthquake Italy Report Abuse
This earthquake happened in two days with a magnitude of 6.9 leaving 35,000 souls lifeless
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856 Corinth Earthquake Greece Report Abuse
45,000 people died when this earthquake happened
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