Important Earthquakes: 1800-1990

In the next installment of important earthquakes listed below are some of the more well known earthquakes for this time period. 1990 to present day important earthquakes will follow in a future post.

Date Magnitude Location Estimated Deaths
1822 5th September Aleppo, Syria 22,000
1828 Echigo, Japan 30,000
1835 20th February Concepcion, Chile 35
1847 8th May Zenkoji, Japan 12-34,000
1853 21st April Shiraz, Persia 12,000
1853 11th July Ispahan, Persia 10,000
1857 9th January Fort Tejon, California 1
1857 16th December 6.5 Italy 12,000
1861 21st March Mendoza, Argentina 18,000
1868 13th August Peru-Ecuador 25,000
1868 16th August Ecuador-Columbia 70,000
1896 15th June Sanriku, Japan 27,000
1897 12th June 8.7 Assam, India 1,500
1905 4th April 8.6 Kangra, India 19,000
1906 18th April 8.3 San Francisco, USA 700
1906 17th August 8.6 Valpariso, Chile 20,000
1907 21st October 7.7 Afghanistan 12,000
1908 28th December 7.5 Messina-Calabria, Italy 160,000
1915 13th January 7.0 Avezzano, Italy 32,000
1920 16th December 8.6 Kansu, China 200,000
1923 1st September 8.3 Tokyo, Japan 143,000
1927 22nd May 8.3 Nan-shan, China 200,000
1932 26th December 8.5 Kansu, China 70,000
1934 15th January 8.4 Bihar India-Nepal 10,700
1935 30th May 7.5 Quetta, India 35-60,000
1939 25th January 8.3 Chillian 28,000
1939 26th December 7.9 Erzincan, Turkey 30,000
1948 5th October Soviet-Iranian border 19,800
1949 5th August 6.8 Ambato-Ecuador 6,000
1954 9th September 6.8 Orelansville, Algeria 1,500
1960 29th February 5.8 Agadir, Morocco 14,000
1960 21-30th March 9.5 Southern Chile 5,700
1962 1st September 6.9 Qazvin, Iran 12,000
1963 26th July 6.0 Skopje,Yugoslavia 1,200
1964 27th March 8.4 Anchorage, Alsaska 131
1968 31st August 7.3 Dashye Bayaz, Iran 12,000
1970 31st May 7.8 Ancash, Peru 66,000
1972 23rd December 6.2 Managua, Nicaragua 5,000
1975 4th February 7.5 Haicheng, China 1,328
1976 4th February 7.9 Guatemala 22,000
1976 6th May 6.5 Friuli, Italy 1,000
1976 28th July 7.9 Tangshan, China 850,000
1978 16th September 7.4 Iran 15,000
1980 10 October 7.2 El Asnam, Algeria 20,000
1980 23rd November 7.0 Irpinia, Italy 4,000
1985 19th September 8.1 Michoacan, Mexico 20,000
1988 7th December 6.8 Armenia 25,000
1989 17th October 7.1 Loma Prieta, California 62
1990 21st June 7.7 North-west Iran 50,000

 

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