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OUR SHAKING PLANET

 
FREQUENCY OF RICHTER SCALE MAGNITUDES
 
Magnitude
Description

Average frequency per year

8 or more
Great
1
7-7.9
Major
18
6-6.9
Strong
120
5-5.9
Moderate
800
4-4.9
Light
6200
3-3.9
Minor
49,000
2-2.9
Very minor
52,000
1-1.9
Very minor
416,000
 
- Source: US Geological Survey
 
SUPER "9+" EARTHQUAKES
 
IN THE LAST 100 YEARS
 
1908
Italy
9.0
1952
Russia
9.0
1957
Alaska
9.1
1960
Chile
9.5
1964
Alaska
9.2
2004
Indonesia
9.0
 

SOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST QUAKES

 

856

GREECE

killed 45,000

1556

CHINA

killed 830,000

1737

CALCUTTA

killed 300,000

1755

LISBON

killed 60,000

1819

GUJARAT 8.0

killed 2,000

1883

DUTCH INDIES

killed 36,000

1897

SHILLONG Plateau 8.7

killed 542

1902

MARTINIQUE

killed 40,000

1905

HIMALAYAS 8.0

killed 20,000

1906

SAN FRANCISCO 8.3

killed 3000?

1908

ITALY 9.0

killed 100,000

1915

ITALY

killed 29,900

1920

CHINA

killed 180,000

1922

JAPAN 7.9

killed 143,000

1923

JAPAN 8.3

killed 140,000

1927

CHINA

killed 200,000

1932

CHINA

killed 70,000

1933

JAPAN 8.1

killed 3,064

1934

INDO-NEPAL 8.3

killed 10,000

1935

QUETTA, India 7.5

killed 50,000

1939

CHILE 8.3

killed 28,000

1939

TURKEY 7.9

killed 33,000

1950

ASSAM 8.5

killed 532

1952

RUSSIA 9.0

killed ???

1957

ALASKA 9.1

killed ???

1960

MOROCCO 5.7

killed 12,000

1960

CHILE 9.5               (30ft tsunami)

killed 5,700

1962

IRAN

killed 10,000

1963

MACEDONIA  6.9

killed 1,000

1964

ALASKA 9.2

killed 114

1968

IRAN

killed 11,500

1970

PERU

killed 66,700

1972

IRAN 7.9

killed 5,000

1972

NICARAGUA   6.5

killed10,000

1976

GUATEMALA 7.5

killed 22,778

1976

Tangshan, CHINA 8.2

killed 240,000

1978

IRAN 7.7

killed 25,000

1980

ALGERIA 7.5

killed 20,000

1985

MEXICO 8.1

killed 9,500

1988

ARMENIA 6.9

killed 25,000

1990

IRAN 7.7

killed 50,000

1993

LATUR, India 6.4

killed 10,000

1995

KOBE, Japan 7.2

killed 6,000

1995

SAKHALIN,  E. RUSSIA  7.5

killed 2,000

1998

AFGHAN & TAJIK 6.9

killed 5,000

1999

COLOMBIA 6.0

killed 1,171

1999

TURKEY 7.4

killed 17,000

1999

TAIWAN 7.6

killed 2400

2001

GUJARAT 7.9

killed 30,000

2002

AFGHANISTAN 5.8

killed 1000

2003

ALGERIA 6.8

killed 2300

2003

BAM, IRAN 6.5

killed 41,000

2003

JAPAN 8.3

killed ???

2004

INDONESIA 9.0

killed 150,000+

2005

PAKISTAN/KASHMIR  7.6

killed 74,000

 

           

 

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