Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2009

The following table gives the number of people who died in earthquakes in 2009. The magnitude of each earthquake is also shown. Magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.

Date Region Magnitude Number
killed
April 6 Central Italy 6.3 287
May 28 Offshore Honduras 7.3 7
Sept. 2 Java, Indonesia 7.0 72
Sept. 29 Samoa Islands Region 8.0 110
Sept. 30 Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 7.6 1100
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:
Earthquake Events 2009: IRIS


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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2008

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