We've put together a list of some of the deadliest earthquakes throughout history, from some of the more current quakes of recent times, to earthquakes that happened long ago. With death tolls reaching tragic proportions, these are not only the worst earthquakes environmentally; they are also the most dangerous.
What are the most tragic earthquakes in history? Check out our list of incredibly deadly earthquakes below.
1556 Shaanxi Earthquake
Around 830,000 dead on January 23, 1556.
1976 Tangshan earthquake
242,000–655,000 dead on July 28, 1976.
526 Antioch earthquake
250,000 dead in May, 525.
1920 Haiyuan (Gansu) earthquake
234,000 to 314,000 dead on December 16, 1920.
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2004 Indonesian earthquake
Around 230,000 dead on December 26, 2004.
1138 Aleppo earthquake
230,000 dead on October 11, 1138.