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Place: Richter Scale: Estimated Deaths: Year:

Antioch,Syria                        250,000 526

Corinth, Greece                    45,000 856

Shensi province, china         830,000 1556

Catania, Italy                       60,000 1693 

Calcutta, India                     300,000 1737

Lisbon, Portugal                  60,000 1755 

Calabria, Italy                      50,000 1783

San Francisco                8.3 452 1906

Messina, Italy                7.5 83,000 1908

Avezzano,Italy              7.5 29,980 1915

Gansu, China                8.6 100,000 1920

Tokyo                            8.3 140,000 1923

Nan-Shan, China           8.3 200,000 1927 

Gansu, China                7.6 70,000 1932 

Quetta, India                7.5 30,000 1935

Erzincan, Turkey           7.9 30,000 1939

Chillan, Chile                 8.3 28,000 1939

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 7.3 110,000 1948

Assam, India                 8.7 1,526 1950

Agadir, Morocco            5.8 12,000 1960

Chile                             9.5 1,500 1960

Anchorage, Alaska        9.2 131 1964

Ancash, Peru                7.7 66,794 1970 

Managua, Nicaragua    6.5 7.000 1971

Guatemala City            7.5 23.000 1976

Tangshan, China          8.2 242.000 1976

NE Iran                         7.7 25,000 1978

El Asnam, Algeria         7.3 20,000 1980

Mexico City                   8.1 25,000 1985

Armenia                        6.9 25,000 1988

San Francisco               7.1 300 1989

Roudhon NW Iran        7.7 50,000 1990

Philippines                    7.7 1,600 1990 

Latur, India                  6.5 9,748 1993

kobe, Japan                 7.2 5,000 1995

Neftegorsk, Russia      7.5 1,989 1995

NE Iran                        7.1 4,000 1997

Takhar, Afghanistan    6.1 2,323 1998

Afghanistan                 6.9 4,700 1998 

Turkey                         7.8 15,000 1999

Taiwan                        7.6 2,474 1999

El Salvador                 6.6 400 2000

El Salvador                 7.7 5,000 2001

Gujarat, India             7.7 20,103 2001

SW Iran                      6.6 40,000 2003

Morocco                      6.5 564 2004

Indian Ocean              9.2 150.000 2004

Pakistan                      7.6 74.500 2005

Haiti                            7.0 150,000 2010



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In 526 during late May, probably between the 20th and the 29th, a major earthquake hit Syria and Antioch in the Byzantine Empire, killing approximately 250000 people.
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