Deaths from Magnitude 8.0 and Greater Earthquakes Since 1990

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Date Region Magnitude Number
killed
June 9, 1994 Northern Bolivia 8.2 10
Oct. 4, 1994 Kuril Islands 8.3 11
July 30, 1995 Near coast of northern Chile 8.0 3
Oct. 9, 1995 Near coast of Jalisco, Mexico 8.0 49
Feb. 17, 1996 Irian Jaya region, Indonesia 8.2 166
March 25, 1998 Balleny Islands region 8.1 0
Nov. 16, 2000 New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea 8.0 2
June 23, 2001 Near coast of Peru 8.4 138
Sept. 25, 2003 Hokkaido, Japan region 8.3 0
Dec. 23, 2004 North of Macquarie Island 8.1 0
Dec. 26, 2004 Off west coast of northern Sumatra 9.0 275,950
March 28, 2005 Northern Sumatra, Indonesia 8.6 1,313
Nov. 15, 2006 Kuril Islands 8.3 0
Jan. 13, 2007 East of the Kuril Islands 8.1 0
April 1, 2007 Solomon Islands 8.1 34
Total     284,832
 
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. Web: neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/mag8.html