Deadliest earthquakes in Asia since 2010

/ 08:00 PM October 15, 2013

Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, March 11, 2011. The largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history slammed the eastern coast. AP FILE PHOTO

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Below is a list of the deadliest earthquakes to hit the Asian continent since 2010, after a major quake rocked the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least 85 people.



October 15: PHILIPPINES — At least 85 people die when a 7.1-magnitude quake triggers landslides across Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor, three tourist islands in the central Philippines.

September 24: PAKISTAN — A quake of 7.7 magnitude kills 376 people when it strikes Baluchistan province.


July 22: CHINA — 95 people are killed and more than 1,400 injured in twin earthquakes in Gansu province in northwestern China. Magnitudes 5.9 and 5.6.

April 20: CHINA — A 6.6-magnitude quake leaves 196 people dead, 21 missing and more than 13,000 injured when it hits Sichuan province, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

April 16: IRAN/PAKISTAN — A 7.8-magnitude quake centered in Iran leaves one dead there and 40 more across the border in Pakistan’s Baluchistan.


November 11: MYANMAR — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Myanmar, leaving 38 dead and missing.

September 7: CHINA — At least 81 people are killed in a series of earthquakes that hit a remote, mountainous area of southwest China on the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.

August 11: IRAN — Twin earthquakes with a magnitude 6.3 and 6.4 leave 306 dead and more than 3,000 injured near to the city of Tabriz.


February 6: PHILIPPINES — A 6.7-magnitude quake triggers landslides, destroys homes and kills at least 52 on the heavily populated islands of Negros and Cebu.


October 23: TURKEY — An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude rocks eastern Turkey, leaving more than 600 dead and at least 4,150 injured.

September 18: INDIA-NEPAL — A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern India, rocking neighboring Nepal; 110 die.

March 24: MYANMAR — At least 74 are killed when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near the border between Thailand and Laos.

March 11: JAPAN — Nearly 18,900 are killed when a tsunami triggered by an undersea quake slams into the northeast coast, triggering a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic plant. Magnitude 9.0.


October 25: INDONESIA — At least 400 people die after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude smashes into a remote island chain off western Sumatra.

April 14: CHINA — 3,000 people are left dead and missing after a 6.9-magnitude quake hits Yushu county in Qinghai province.

March 8: TURKEY — A magnitude 6.0 quake kills 42 in Elazig province.


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