Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2011

The following table gives the number of people who died in major earthquakes in 2011. 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
Feb. 21 South Island of New Zealand 6.1 181
March 31 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 9.0 20,896
March 24 Myanmar 6.19 74
Sept. 8 Sikkim, India 6.9 111
Oct. 23 Eastern Turkey 7.1 604
Source: various


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Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2011

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