Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2008

The following table gives the number of people who died in earthquakes in 2008. 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
Jan. 9 Northern Algeria 4.8 1
Jan. 22 Nias region, Indonesia 6.2 1
Feb. 3 Lac Kivu region, Dem. Rep. of the Congo 5.9 44
Feb. 6 West Bengal, India 4.3 1
Feb. 14 Lac Kivu region, Dem. Rep. of the Congo 5.4 1
Feb. 20 Indonesia 7.5 3
May 12 China 7.9 67,180
Oct. 6 Kyrgyzstan 6.6 75
Oct. 29 Pakistan 6.4 170
Nov. 17 Indonesia 7.5 4
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:
Earthquake Events 2008: IRIS


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