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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 20031

DateRegionMagnitudeNumber
killed2
Jan. 21Near the coast of Guatemala6.51
Jan. 22Colima, Mexico7.629
Jan. 27Turkey6.11
Feb. 24Southern Xinjiang, China6.4261
Feb. 25Southern Xinjiang, China5.35
March 25Flores Region, Indonesia6.54
March 29Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan5.91
May 1Eastern Turkey6.4177
May 4Southern Xinjiang, China5.81
May 21Northern Algeria6.82,266
May 26Halmahera, Indonesia7.01
May 27Northern Algeria5.89
June 24Western Iran4.61
July 10Southern Iran5.71
July 21Yunnan, China6.016
July 26India-Bangladesh border region5.62
Aug. 4Eastern Nei Mongol, China5.44
Sept. 22Dominican Republic region6.53
Sept. 27Southwestern Siberia, Russia7.33
Oct. 16Yunnan, China5.63
Oct. 25Gansu-Qinghai border region, China5.89
Nov. 13Gansu, China5.21
Nov. 14Sichuan-Yunnan-Guizhou region, China5.24
Nov. 18Samar, Philippines6.51
Dec. 1Kazakhstan-Xinjiang border region6.011
Dec. 22Central California6.52
Dec. 25Panama-Costa Rica Border Region6.52
Dec. 26Southeastern Iran6.631,000
Total33,819
1. As of January 2005.
2. Includes “missing and presumed dead.”
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. Web: neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2003/2003_deaths.html

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