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The world's deadliest earthquakes

The world's 10 worst earthquakes.

January 23, 1556 Magnitude: 8 Death Toll: 830,000

July 28, 1976 Magnitude: 7.5 Death Toll: 242,000 The casualties in this may have been higher. The Chinese government is thought to have deliberately understated the numbers for political reasons.

August 9, 1138 Magnitude: ? Death Toll: 230,000

May 22, 1927 Magnitude: 7.9 Death Toll: 200,000

December 22, 1856 Magnitude: unknown Death Toll: 200,000

December 16, 1920 Magnitude: 8.6 Death Toll: 200,000

March 23, 893 Magnitude: ? Death Toll: 150,000

September 1, 1923 Magnitude: 8.3 Death Toll 143,000

October 5, 1948 Magnitude: 7.3 Death Toll: 110,000

December 28, 1908 Magnitude: 7.2 Death Toll: 100,000 Source : www.epicdisasters.com

Published: January 13, 2010 04:00 AM

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