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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2002

DateRegionMagnitudeNumber
killed1
Jan. 9Tajikistan5.23
Jan. 10Papua New Guinea6.71
Jan. 20Dem. Rep. of Congo4.7Several
Jan. 22Crete, Greece6.31
Feb. 3Turkey6.544
Feb. 17Southern Iran5.41
March 3Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan7.4166
March 5Mindanao, Philippines7.515
March 25Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan6.11,000
March 31Taiwan 7.15
April 1Papua New Guinea 5.936
April 12Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan5.950
April 22Near coast of Peru4.41
April 24Northwestern Balkan region5.71
April 24Western Iran4.92
April 25Northwestern Caucasus4.75
May 15Taiwan6.21
May 18Lake Victoria Region5.52
June 22Western Iran6.5261
Sept. 6Sicily, Italy5.92
Sept. 8Papua New Guinea7.64
Sept. 13Andaman Islands6.52
Oct. 10Irian Jaya, Indonesia7.66
Oct. 24Dem. Rep. of Congo6.22
Oct. 31Southern Italy5.929
Nov. 1Northwestern Kashmir5.412
Nov. 2Sumatra, Indonesia7.43
Nov. 20Northwestern Kashmir6.419
Dec. 14Gansu, China5.62
Total1,712
1. Includes “missing and presumed dead.”
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

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