Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2002

Date Region Magnitude Number
killed1
Jan. 9 Tajikistan 5.2 3
Jan. 10 Papua New Guinea 6.7 1
Jan. 20 Dem. Rep. of Congo 4.7 Several
Jan. 22 Crete, Greece 6.3 1
Feb. 3 Turkey 6.5 44
Feb. 17 Southern Iran 5.4 1
March 3 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 7.4 166
March 5 Mindanao, Philippines 7.5 15
March 25 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 6.1 1,000
March 31 Taiwan 7.1 5
April 1 Papua New Guinea 5.9 36
April 12 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 5.9 50
April 22 Near coast of Peru 4.4 1
April 24 Northwestern Balkan region 5.7 1
April 24 Western Iran 4.9 2
April 25 Northwestern Caucasus 4.7 5
May 15 Taiwan 6.2 1
May 18 Lake Victoria Region 5.5 2
June 22 Western Iran 6.5 261
Sept. 6 Sicily, Italy 5.9 2
Sept. 8 Papua New Guinea 7.6 4
Sept. 13 Andaman Islands 6.5 2
Oct. 10 Irian Jaya, Indonesia 7.6 6
Oct. 24 Dem. Rep. of Congo 6.2 2
Oct. 31 Southern Italy 5.9 29
Nov. 1 Northwestern Kashmir 5.4 12
Nov. 2 Sumatra, Indonesia 7.4 3
Nov. 20 Northwestern Kashmir 6.4 19
Dec. 14 Gansu, China 5.6 2
Total     1,712
1. Includes “missing and presumed dead.”
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

 

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