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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2008

The following table gives the number of people who died in earthquakes in 2008. The magnitude of each earthquake is also shown. Magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.

DateRegionMagnitudeNumber
killed
Jan. 9Northern Algeria4.81
Jan. 22Nias region, Indonesia6.21
Feb. 3Lac Kivu region, Dem. Rep. of the Congo5.944
Feb. 6West Bengal, India4.31
Feb. 14Lac Kivu region, Dem. Rep. of the Congo5.41
Feb. 20Indonesia7.53
May 12China7.967,180
Oct. 6Kyrgyzstan6.675
Oct. 29Pakistan6.4170
Nov. 17Indonesia7.54
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:
Earthquake Events 2008: IRIS