History of Earthquakes

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Magnitude:  M 7.9
Total Deaths:  375
 Destruction cost:  $400 million dollars (8.7 billion today)
1755 Lisbon earthquake
 Magnitude:  M 8.5
Total Deaths:  40,000
Destruction cost:  unknown
1960 Valdivia earthquake (Chile) Magnitude:  M 9.5
Total Deaths:  1,000 to 7,000 Destruction cost:  $3.39 billion
1976 Tangshan earthquake (China) Magnitude:  M 7.6
Total Deaths:  242,000
Destruction cost:  unknown
1556 Shaanxi earthquake (china) Magnitude:  Unknown
Total Deaths:  830,000
 Destruction cost:  unknown
1994 Northridge earthquake (California)
Magnitude:  M 6.7
Total Deaths:  60
Destruction cost:  $13 to $50 billion
1995 Great Hanshin earthquake (Japan)
Magnitude:  M 6.9
Total Deaths:  6,000
 Destruction cost:  $200 billion
1692 Port Royal, Jamaica
Total Deaths:  2,000
1693 Sicily, Italy
Total Deaths:  93,000
1755 Lisbon, Portugal
Total Deaths:  62,000
1780 Tabrīz, Iran
Total Deaths:  200,000
1811-1812 New Madrid, Missouri, U.S.
Magnitude:  M 7.5
1812 Caracas, Venezuela
Magnitude:  M 9.6
Total Deaths:  26,000
1835 Concepción, Chile
Magnitude:  M 8.5
Total Deaths:   35
1886 Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Total Deaths:  26
1895 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Magnitude:  M 6.1
1908 Ljubljana, Slovenia
 Magnitude:  M 7.5
Total Deaths:  110,000
1920   Gansu province, China Magnitude:  M 8.5
Total Deaths:  200,000
1923   Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan Magnitude:  M 7.9
Total Deaths:  142,800
1931 Hawke Bay, New Zealand
Magnitude:  M 7.9
Total Deaths:  259
1935 Quetta, Pakistan
Magnitude:  M 7.5
Total Deaths:  20,000
1948 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Magnitude:  M 7.3
Total Deaths:  176,000
1950 Assam, India
Magnitude:  M 8.7
Total Deaths:  574
1960 Valdivia and Puerto Montt, Chile
 Magnitude:  M 9.5
Total Deaths:  1655
1963  Skopje, Macedonia
Magnitude:  M 6.9
Total Deaths:  1,070
1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska, U.S.
Magnitude:  M 9.2
Total Deaths:  131
1970 Chimbote, Peru
Magnitude:  M 7.9
 Total Deaths:  70,000
1972 Managua, Nicaragua Magnitude: 
M 6.2
Total Deaths:  10,000
1976 Guatemala City, Guatemala
Magnitude:  M 7.5
 Total Deaths:  23,000
1976 Tangshan, China
Magnitude:  M 7.5
Total Deaths:  242,000
1979 Tumaco, Colombia
Magnitude:  M 7.7
 Total Deaths:  600
1985 Michoacán state and Mexico City, Mexico
Magnitude:  M 8.1
Total Deaths:  10,000
1988 Spitak and Gyumri, Armenia Magnitude:  M 6.8
Total Deaths:  25,000
1989 Loma Prieta, California, U.S. Magnitude:  M 7.1
Total Deaths:  62
1994 Northridge, California, U.S. Magnitude:  M 6.8
 Total Deaths:  60
1995 Kōbe, Japan
Magnitude:  M 6.9
Total Deaths:  6,200
1999 İzmit, Turkey
Magnitude:  M 7.4
Total Deaths:  17,000
1999 Nan-t'ou county, Taiwan Magnitude:  M 7.7
Total Deaths:  2,400
2001 Bhuj, Gujarat state, India Magnitude:  M 8.0
Total Deaths:  20,000
2003 Bam, Iran
 Magnitude:  M 6.6
Total Deaths:  26,000
2004 Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia
 Magnitude:  M 9.1
Total Deaths:  200,000
2005 Azad Kashmir (Pakistani-administered Kashmir)
 Magnitude:  M 7.6
Total Deaths:  80,000
2006 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Magnitude:  M 6.3
Total Deaths:  6,700
2008 Sichuan province, China Magnitude:  M 7.9
Total Deaths:  69,000
2009 L'Aquila, Italy
Magnitude:  M 6.3
 Total Deaths:  300
2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Magnitude:  M 7.0
 Total Deaths:  316,000
2010 Maule, Chile
 Magnitude:  M 8.8
Total Deaths:  521
2010-2011 Christchurch, New Zealand
Magnitude:  M 7.0
Total Deaths:  180
2011 Honshu, Japan
Magnitude:  M 9.0
Total Deaths:  20,000
2011 Erciş and Van, Turkey Magnitude:  M 7.2
Total Deaths:  600
2015 Kathmandu, Nepal
Magnitude:  M 7.8
Total Deaths:  9,000
2016 Muisne, Ecuador
 Magnitude:  M 7.8
Total Deaths:  500