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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2007

Date Region Magnitude Number
killed
Jan. 21 Molucca Sea 7.5 4
March 6 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 6.4 67
March 25 Near the west coast of Honshu, Japan 6.7 1
April 1 Solomon Islands 8.1 54
June 2 Yunnan, China 6.1 3
July 16 Near the west coast of Honshu, Japan 6.6 9
July 21 Tajikistan 5.2 12
Aug. 2 Tatar Strait, Russia 6.2 2
Aug. 15 coast of central Peru 8.0 519
Sept. 13 Sumatra, Indonesia 8.4 25
Nov. 14 South America 7.7 2
Nov. 25 Sumbawa region, Indonesia 6.5 3
Nov. 29 Martinique region, Windward Islands 7.4 1
Dec. 9 Minas Gerais, Brazil 4.9 1
Dec. 20 Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand 6.6 1

Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey:
Earthquake Hazards Program: Magnitude 7 and Greater Earthquakes in 2007


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