Important Earthquakes: 470BC-1800 AD

A list of some of the most important earthquakes 470BC-1800AD. Those after 1800 will follow in further blog posts.

Date  Site Estimated Deaths
464 BC Sparta, Greece 20,000
AD 342 Antioch, Turkey 40,000
565 Antioch, Turkey 30,000
856 December Corinth, Greece 45,000
893 Armenai 20,000
1038 Shansi, Chna 23,000
1057 Chihli, China 25,000
1169 Siciliy, Italy 25,000
1183 Syria-Lebanon 20,000
1201 Aegan Sea 100,000
1268 Silicia 60,000
1290 27th September Chihli, China 100,000
1293 20th May Kamekura, Japan 30,000
1456 5th December Naples, Italy 30-60,000
1531 26th January Lisbon, Portugal 30,000
1556 23rd Jan Shansi, China 830,000
1641 5th February Tabriz, Persia 30,000
1653 23 February Smrna, Turkey 15,000
1667 November Shemaka, Caucasus 80,000
1693 9 January Catania, Italy 60,000
1715 May Algeria 20,000
1727 18th November Tabriz, Persia 77,000
1731 Beijing, China 100,000
1737 11th October Calcutta, India 300,000
1755 7th June Kashan, Persia 40,000
1755 1 November Lisbon, Portugal 100,000+
1759 30th October Jordan Valley 20,000
1783 5th February Calabria, Italy 80,000
1797 4th February Quito, Ecaudor 41,000
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