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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2011

The following table gives the number of people who died in major earthquakes in 2011. The magnitude of each earthquake is also shown. Magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.

DateRegionMagnitudeNumber
killed
Feb. 21South Island of New Zealand6.1181
March 31Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan9.020,896
March 24Myanmar6.1974
Sept. 8Sikkim, India6.9111
Oct. 23Eastern Turkey7.1604
Source: various