Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANIC EURPTION

         A.D. 79        Aug.24, Italy: eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried cities of pompeii and Herculaneum ,killing thousand.

         856              Dec. 22, Damgan, Iran: earthquakes killed 200,000.

         893              March 23, Ardabil, Iran: earthquake killed about 150,000 people.

         1138             Aug. 9, Aleppo, Syria: deadly earthquake claimed lives 230,000 people.

         1290             Sept. Chihli,China: earthquake killed about 100,000 people.

         1556             Jan. 23, Shaanix(shensi) Province Chuna: most deadly earthquake in history; 830,000 people.

          1667            Nov., Shemakha, Caucassi: earthquake killed about 80,000 people.

          1693            Jan. 11, Sicily, Italy: earthquake killed about 60,000 people. 

          1707            Oct. 28, japan: tsunami caused by an earthquake drowned 30,000.

           1727            Nov.      18 Tabriz,  Iran: about 77,000 victims killed in deadly earthquake

            1755            Nov. 1, Portugal: earthquake, fire, and Atlantic tsunami levelled lisbon; 70,000 killed.

            1782           South Sea, China: tsunami killed 40,000.

            1783            Feb. 4, Calabria, Italy: series of 6 earthuakes over two-moths period caused massive destruction, killing 50,000.

            1877            June 26, north-central Eucador: eruption of Mt. Cotopaxi caused sevre mudflow that wiped out sorrounding cities and valleys, 1,000 deaths.

            1886            Aug. 31, Charleston, S.C: Magnitude 7.3 quake, killed 60 people and caused extensive damage.

            1896           June 15, Sanriku, Japap: Earthquake and Tidal Wave killed 27,000.

            1902            May 8, Martinique, westindies: Mt. Pelee erupted and wiped out city of St. Pierre; 40,000 dead.

             1915           Jan. 13, Avezzano, Italy: earthquake left 29.980 daed.

             1920           Dec. 16, Gansu Province, China: mangnitude 8.6 earthquake killed 200,000 in north china.

              1927          May 22, nr. Xining, China: mangnitude 8.3 earthquake clamied approximately 200,000 victims.