Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2010

The following table gives the number of people who died in earthquakes in 2010. 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
Jan. 12 Haiti 7.0 222,570
Feb. 27 Maule region, Chile 8.8 521
March 8 Turkey 6.1 57
April 14 Qinghai, China 6.9 2,698
Oct. 25 Sumatra, Indonesia 7.7 435
Source: various


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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2010

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