Deadliest earthquakes in Asia since 2010

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 6:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 6:27pm



September 24: PAKISTAN – At least 230 people are killed in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that strikes Baluchistan province.

July 22: CHINA – At least 95 are killed and more than 1,400 injured in twin earthquakes in Gansu province in northwestern China. Magnitudes 5.9 and 5.6.

April 20: CHINA – At least 200 people are killed and 13,000 injured when a 6.6-magnitude quake hits Sichuan province, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

April 16: IRAN/PAKISTAN – A 7.8-magnitude quake centred in Iran leaves one dead there kills 40 across the border in Pakistan’s Baluchistan.


November 11: MYANMAR – A 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Myanmar leaving 38 dead and missing.

September 7: CHINA – At least 81 people are killed in a series of earthquakes that hit a remote and mountainous area of southwest China on the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.

August 11: IRAN – Twin earthquakes with a magnitude 6.3 and 6.4 leave 306 dead and more than 3,000 injured near to the city of Tabriz.

February 6: PHILIPPINES – A 6.7-magnitude quake triggers landslides, destroys homes and kills at least 52 on the heavily populated islands of Negros and Cebu.


October 23: TURKEY – An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude rocks eastern Turkey, leaving more than 600 dead and at least 4,150 injured.

September 18: INDIA-NEPAL – A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern India, rocking neighbouring Nepal: 110 die.

March 24: MYANMAR – At least 74 are killed when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near the border between Thailand and Laos.

March 11: JAPAN – Nearly 18,900 are killed when a tsunami triggered by an undersea quake slams into the northeast coast, triggering a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic plant. Magnitude 9.0.


October 25: INDONESIA – At least 400 people die after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake of 7.7 magnitude smashes into a remote island chain off western Sumatra.

April 14: CHINA – 3,000 people are left dead and missing after a 6.9-magnitude quake hits Yushu county in Qinghai province.

March 8: TURKEY – A magnitude 6.0 quake kills 42 in Elazig province.