Earthquakes with the biggest magnitude
Date Epicentre Magnitude No. of victims
1st November 1755.Lisbon8,770 000
12th June 1897.Assam8,71 500
28th March 1964.Alaska8,6131
22nd May 1960.Chile8,55 700

The strongest earthquakes since 1900
YearCity or AreaCountryVictims
1905KangraIND20 000
1906San FranciscoUSA1 000
1908Messina and CalabriaI110 000
1915AvezzanoCentral-I30 000
1920KanszuVRC180 000
1923SzagamiJ145 000
1932KanszuVRC70 000
1935KvettaIND50 000
1939ChillanRCH30 000
1939ErzincanTR45 000
1950AsszámIND25 000
1960SouthRCH5 700
1960 VRC10 000
1960AgadírMAR12 000
1962NorthwestIR10 000
1963SkopjeMAC1 000
1966AnatoliaTR3 000
1968EastIR10 500
1970 PE70 000
1972 IR5 000
1972ManaguaNIC11 000
1975LiceTR3 000
1976 GUA22 500
1976GemonaI980
1976Irian JayaRI9 000
1976TangsanVRC655 200
1976MindanaoPI3 000
1977VanTR5 300
1977 RO1 570
1978TabaszIR25 000
1979Montenegro 200
1980AsznamDZ45 000
1980SouthI3 000
1980Kerman territoryIR1 000
1982NorthADN2 000
1983ErzurumTR1 300
1985 MEX10 000
1987 EC2 000
1988 ARM24 000
1989 TDJ300
1989San FranciscoUSA60
1990NorthwestIR50 000
Total:1 708 610

Greatest number of victims
YearCountryVictims
1737India300 000
115Turkey260 000
1976China (Tangshan)242 000
1139Syria230 000
1780Iran200 000
1923Japan143 000
1908Italy110 000
1883Indonesia100 000
Total:1 585 000