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Mudflows, lava flows, 3,500
Hokkaido. Erupted after 5000 years' dormancy. The summit part collapsed and the avalanche entered into sea, resulting in the generation of tsunami, killing 700 people. One of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
Ash flows, mudflows,1,377
Volcano collapse, tsunami, 14,300
Between 7.7 and 8.3 magnitudes; killed approximately 3,000 people, the most devastating earthquake in U.S. history.
On the Japanese island of HonshÅ«, killing over 140,000 in Tokyo.
Earthquake in Assam, India measures 8.6M.
This was second strongest tremor in Southern California history.
Formed a lake in southern Montana, USA.
Biggest earthquake ever recorded, 9.5 on Moment magnitude scale, and generated tsunamis throughout the Pacific ocean.
In Alaska, it was the third biggest earthquake recorded, measuring 9.2M. and generated tsunamis throughout the Pacific ocean.
Caused a landslide that buried the town of Yungay, Peru; killed over 40,000 people.
(Bangladesh) 500,000 to 1 million
Caused great and unexpected destruction of freeway bridges and flyways in the San Fernando Valley.
Nicaragua. Which killed more than 10,000 people and destroyed 90% of the city. The country's second major earthquake after another large one in 1931.
Occured Christmas Eve/Day killing 71 people and destroying more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings and transportation infrastructure. Left more than 20,000 people homeless, out of the 48,000 inhabitants of the city.
Which killed more than 2.000 people in Northern Italy on the 6th of May
Causing 23,000 deaths, 77,000 injuries.
The most destructive earthquake of modern times. The official death toll was 255,000.
6.5 on the Richter scale on a section of the San Andreas Fault.
Killed over 6,500 people (though it is believed as many as 30,000 may have died)
Killed over 1,500 people.
Severely affecting Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Oakland in California.
Measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale.
Roof collapses and disease, 800
Serious damage in the small town of Yucca Valley.
Damage showed seismic resistance deficiencies in modern low-rise apartment construction.
Killed over 6,400 people in and around Kobe, Japan.
6.2 on the Richter scale, Killed over 2,000 in the Colombian Coffee Grown Zone.
Also called the 921 earthquake. Struck Taiwan on September 21 1999.
DÃ¼zce, Turkey. Killed over 17,000 people.
7.1 on the Richter scale, epicentered 30 miles east of Barstow, California, widely felt in California and Nevada.
Killed over 17,000 in northwestern Turkey.
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