At least 20,085 people killed, 166,836 injured, approximately 339,000 buildings destroyed and 783,000 damaged in the
Bhuj-Ahmadabad-Rajkot area and other parts of Gujarat. Many bridges and roads damaged in Gujarat. At least 18 people
killed and some injured in southern Pakistan. Felt throughout northern India and much of Pakistan. Also felt in Bangladesh
and western Nepal. The earthquake occurred along an approximately east-west trending thrust fault at shallow depth. The
stress that caused this earthquake is due to the Indian plate pushing northward into the Eurasian plate. Complex
earthquake. A small event is followed by a larger one about 2 seconds later.
Significant Earthquakes of the World 2001
At least 66 people injured,
6,972 houses destroyed and 21,444 seriously damaged in
southwestern Yunnan Province.
This earthquake, the largest known to have occurred
in the "lower 48" United States, rocked Cascadia, a region
600 miles long that includes northern California, Oregon, Washington,
and southern British Columbia.
The earthquake set off a tsunami that not only struck Cascadia's Pacific coast,
but also crossed the Pacific Ocean to Japan, where it damaged coastal villages.
Written records of the damage in Japan pinpoint the earthquake to the
evening of January 26, 1700.
M - Lisbon, Portugal, 1531
30,000 deaths. Intensity X.