Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Earthquakes with 1,000 or more deaths since 1900 Mashup

A huge earthquake rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Thousands are feared dead. The greatest death toll from an earthquake in the last century came on July 27, 1976, in Tangshan, China. The official casualty figure is 255,000. The Dec. 26, 2004 earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra killed 227,898 in 14 countries in South Asia. Map shows those quakes that have resulted in a loss of more than 1,000 lives and Earth's tectonic plates.

Earthquake Mashup

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