Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2008

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The following table gives the number of people who died in earthquakes in 2009. The magnitude of each earthquake is also shown. Magnitudes listed are moment magnitudes, the newest, most uniformly applicable magnitude scale.

April 6Central Italy6.3287
May 28Offshore Honduras7.37
Sept. 2Java, Indonesia7.072
Sept. 29Samoa Islands Region8.0110
Sept. 30Southern Sumatra, Indonesia7.61100
Source: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology:


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