Historic Earthquakes

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1966 April 25 23:22 UTC (local time April 26 05:22 AMZ)
Magnitude 5.0

At Tashkent, 10 were killed, 1,000 were injured, and about 100,000 were left homeless. 28,000 buildings were destroyed, including 200 hospitals and clinics, and 180 schools, in the Old Quarter of Tashkent, the principal damage area. Thousands of the ancient, one-story adobe dwellings were flattened. Additional damage was sustained from the hundreds of aftershocks which followed.
Abridged from United States Earthquakes, 1966.