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Mar 14, 2011

10 Worst Earthquacks

This list is a testament to just how bad it can get. To compare: In Japan the earthquake registered a magnitude of 8.8 and has had a death toll of 1000 so far.

1. Chimbote, Peru: 1970
Estimated Deaths: 70,000. Richter Scale: 7.9

2. Messina, Italy: 1908
Estimated Deaths: 72,000. Richter Scale: 7.2

3. Pakistan: 2005
Estimated Deaths: 86,000. Richter Scale: 7.6

4. Sichuan, China: 2008
Estimated Deaths: 87,587. Richter Scale: 7.9

5. Ashgabat, Turkey: 1948
Estimated Deaths: 110,000. Richter Scale: 7.3

6. Kanto, Japan: 1923
Estimated Deaths: 142,000 Richter Scale: 7.9

7. Haiti: 2010
Estimated Deaths: 222,570. Richter Scale: 7.1

8. Indian Ocean: 2004
Estimated Deaths: More than 230,000. Richter Scale: 9.1

9. Haiyuan, China: 1920
Estimated Deaths: 235,502. Richter Scale: 7.8

10. Tangshan, China: 1976
Estimated Deaths: 779,000. Richter Scale: 7.5

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