Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2003

Date Region Magnitude Number
killed2
Jan. 21 Near the coast of Guatemala 6.5 1
Jan. 22 Colima, Mexico 7.6 29
Jan. 27 Turkey 6.1 1
Feb. 24 Southern Xinjiang, China 6.4 261
Feb. 25 Southern Xinjiang, China 5.3 5
March 25 Flores Region, Indonesia 6.5 4
March 29 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan 5.9 1
May 1 Eastern Turkey 6.4 177
May 4 Southern Xinjiang, China 5.8 1
May 21 Northern Algeria 6.8 2,266
May 26 Halmahera, Indonesia 7.0 1
May 27 Northern Algeria 5.8 9
June 24 Western Iran 4.6 1
July 10 Southern Iran 5.7 1
July 21 Yunnan, China 6.0 16
July 26 India-Bangladesh border region 5.6 2
Aug. 4 Eastern Nei Mongol, China 5.4 4
Sept. 22 Dominican Republic region 6.5 3
Sept. 27 Southwestern Siberia, Russia 7.3 3
Oct. 16 Yunnan, China 5.6 3
Oct. 25 Gansu-Qinghai border region, China 5.8 9
Nov. 13 Gansu, China 5.2 1
Nov. 14 Sichuan-Yunnan-Guizhou region, China 5.2 4
Nov. 18 Samar, Philippines 6.5 1
Dec. 1 Kazakhstan-Xinjiang border region 6.0 11
Dec. 22 Central California 6.5 2
Dec. 25 Panama-Costa Rica Border Region 6.5 2
Dec. 26 Southeastern Iran 6.6 31,000
Total     33,819
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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