Death toll in great earthquakes as of 2016

The statistic shows the earthquakes with the highest death toll worldwide from 1900 to 2016. Total 242,000 people were killed in the earthquake in Tangshan / China in 1976.

Earthquakes with the highest death toll worldwide from 1900 to 2016

Death toll
Tangshan (China, 1976)242,000
Haiti (2010)222,570
Nanchang (China, 1927)200,000
Haiyuan (China, 1920)180,000
Sumatra (Indonesia, 2004)165,708
Kanto (Japan, 1923)143,000
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 1948)110,000
Szechuan (China, 2008)87,476
Messina (Italy, 1908)75,000
Muzaffarabad (Pakistan, 2005)73,338
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

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