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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2012

The following table gives the number of people who died in major earthquakes in 2012. The magnitude of each earthquake is also shown. Magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.

DateRegionMagnitudeNumber
killed
Feb. 6Visayas, Philippines6.7113
April 11Near Coast of Aceh Province, Indonesia8.610
May 20Emilia-Romagna, Italy6.127
June 11Baghlan province, Afghanistan5.775
Aug. 11East Azerbaijan Province, Iran6.4306
Sept. 7Yunnan Province, China5.681
Nov. 7Mexico and Guatemala7.4139
Nov. 11Shwebo, Myanmar6.838
Source: various