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Deaths from Magnitude 8.0 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1990

Date Region Magnitude Number
killed
June 9, 1994 Northern Bolivia 8.2 10
Oct. 4, 1994 Kuril Islands 8.3 11
July 30, 1995 Near coast of northern Chile 8.0 3
Oct. 9, 1995 Near coast of Jalisco, Mexico 8.0 49
Feb. 17, 1996 Irian Jaya region, Indonesia 8.2 166
March 25, 1998 Balleny Islands region 8.1 0
Nov. 16, 2000 New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 8.0 2
June 23, 2001 Near coast of Peru 8.4 138
Sept. 25, 2003 Hokkaido, Japan region 8.3 0
Dec. 23, 2004 North of Macquarie Island 8.1 0
Dec. 26, 2004 Off west coast of northern Sumatra 9.0 275,950
March 28, 2005 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia 8.6 1,313
Nov. 15, 2006 Kuril Islands 8.3 0
Jan. 13, 2007 East of the Kuril Islands 8.1 0
April 1, 2007 Solomon Islands 8.1 34
Total     284,832
 
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. Web: neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/mag8.html


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