Deadliest earthquakes in the world since 2000
(ORDO NEWS) — A magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 4,000 people in the two countries.
The death toll is predicted to rise as rescuers working through the cold and snow search for people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
Over the past 24 hours, 322 earthquakes have occurred in Europe with magnitudes ranging from 3.0 to 7.8. In just 48 hours, 379 earthquakes occurred in Europe.
The depth of the epicenters varies from 507 km all the way to the surface. For example, in Turkey, in some places, the epicenter of earthquakes was right on the surface.
According to experts, this phenomenon is associated with the shift of plates and the next few days there is still a danger of subsequent earthquakes.
Here are some of the deadliest earthquakes in the world since 2000:
June 22, 2022 :More than 1,100 people have been killed by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Afghanistan.
August 14, 2021 : A magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has killed more than 2,200 people.
September 28, 2018 : A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Indonesia, killing over 4,300 people.
April 25, 2015 : A magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal kills over 8,800 people.
March 11, 2011 : A magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that killed about 20,000 people.
January 12, 2010 : In Haiti, a staggering 316,000 people were killed by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, according to government estimates.
May 12, 2008 : A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck China‘s eastern Sichuan province, killing more than 87,500 people.
May 26, 2006 : More than 5,700 people were killed by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Java, Indonesia.
October 8, 2005 : A magnitude 7.6 earthquake killed more than 80,000 people in Pakistan’s Kashmir region.
March 28, 2005 : An earthquake of magnitude 8.6 hit northern Sumatra in Indonesia, killing about 1,300 people.
December 26, 2004 : A magnitude 9.1 earthquake in Indonesia triggered an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people in twelve countries.
December 26, 2003 : A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeastern Iran, killing 50,000 people.
May 21, 2003 : More than 2,200 people died in a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Algiers.
January 26, 2001 : A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Indian state of Gujarat, killing 20,000 people.
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