Washington, Feb 07, 2023: The combined death toll after the devastating earthquake hit central Turkey and bordering Syria on Monday morning has now risen to 4300 on Tuesday as rescuers in the two countries continue their search hoping to pull out more survivors believed to be trapped under debris.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which was followed by two more powerful earthquakes and aftershocks has destroyed thousands of buildings, killed thousands of people and raised the specter of a new humanitarian disaster in an area of the world already racked by war, a refugee crisis and deep economic troubles.
Here is a list of some of the world’s deadliest earthquakes since 2000:-
June 22, 2022: In Afghanistan, more than 1,100 people die due to a magnitude 6.1 earthquake.
August 14, 2021: In Haiti, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake kills more than 2,200 people.
September 28, 2018: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Indonesia, killing more than 4,300 people.
August 24, 2016: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy kills more than 300 people.
April 25, 2015: In Nepal, more than 8,800 people are killed by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.
August 3, 2014: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake near Wenping, China, kills more than 700 people.
September 24, 2013: A magnitude 7.7 quake strikes southwest Pakistan, killing more than 800 people.
March 11, 2011: A magnitude 9.0 quake off the northeast coast of Japan triggers a tsunami, killing more than 20,000 people.
February 27, 2010: A magnitude 8.8 quake shakes Chile, generating a tsunami and killing 524 people.
January 12, 2010: In Haiti, a staggering 316,000 people are killed by a magnitude 7.0 quake, according to government estimates.
September 30, 2009: More than 1,100 people die when a magnitude 7.5 quake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
April 6, 2009: A magnitude 6.3 quake kills more than 300 people in and around L’Aquila, Italy.
May 12, 2008: A magnitude 7.9 quake strikes eastern Sichuan in China, resulting in over 87,500 deaths.
August 15, 2007: A magnitude 8.0 earthquake near the coast of central Peru kills more than 500 people.
May 26, 2006: More than 5,700 people die when a magnitude 6.3 quake hits the island of Java, Indonesia.
October 8, 2005: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake kills over 80,000 people in Pakistan’s Kashmir region.
Courtesy: Zee News