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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 12:39:24 am »

Earthquakes
Rank  ↓    Death Toll  ↓    Event  ↓    Location  ↓    Date  ↓
1    830,000    1556 Shaanxi earthquake    China    1556
2    255,000    1976 Tangshan earthquake    China    1976
3    240,000    1920 Haiyuan earthquake    China    1920
4    230,000    1138 Aleppo earthquake    Syria    1138
5    229,866    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake    Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand    2004
6    200,000    Damghan earthquake    Iran    856
7    150,000    Ardabil earthquake    Iran    893
8    137,000    1730 Hokkaidō earthquake    Japan    1730
9    110,000    1948 Ashgabat earthquake    Turkmenistan    1948
10    105,000    Great Kanto earthquake    Japan    1923
11    100,000    Messina earthquake    Italy    1908
12    100,000    1755 Lisbon earthquake    Portugal    1755
13    100,000    Chihli earthquake    China    1290
14    86,000    2005 Kashmir earthquake    Pakistan    2005
15    85,000    Great Ansei Nankai Quakes, Japan (安政南海地震)    Japan    1854
16    80,000    Shamakhi    Azerbaijan    1667
17    77,000    Tabriz Earthquake    Iran    1727
18    70,000    Changma, Gansu earthquake    China    1932
19    69,197    2008 Sichuan earthquake    China    2008
20    66,000    Ancash earthquake    Peru    1970
21    60,000    Sicily earthquake[3]    Italy    1693
22    60,000    1935 Balochistan earthquake    British India    1935
23    50,000    Calabria earthquake    Italy    1783
24    40,000    Gulang, Gansu earthquake    China    1927
25    40,000    Meiō Nankai, Japan (明応地震) earthquake    Japan    1498
26    40,000    Quito earthquake    Ecuador    1797
27    37,000    Genroku earthquake (元禄大地震)    Japan    1703
28    35,000    1990 Manjil Rudbar earthquake    Iran    1990
29    32,962    1939 Erzincan earthquake    Turkey    1939
30    30,000    Great Hōei Earthquake (宝永大地震)    Japan    1707
31    30,000    2003 Bam earthquake    Iran    2003
32    25,000    Spitak Earthquake    Armenia    1988
33    25,000    1978 Tabas earthquake    Iran    1978
34    23,700    Kamakura earthquake    Japan    1293
35    23,000    Guatemala earthquake    Guatemala    1976
36    20,000    Gujarat earthquake    India    2001
37    20,000    1812 Caracas earthquake    Venezuela    1812
38    20,000    Chillán earthquake    Chile    1939
39    18,000    Khait earthquake    Tajikistan    1949
40    17,118    Izmit earthquake    Turkey    1999
41    15,000    1960 Agadir earthquake    Morocco    1960
42    12,225    1962 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake    Iran    1962
43    10,700    1934 Bihar earthquake    India    1934
44    9,748    1993 Latur earthquake    India    1993
45    9,500    1985 Mexico City earthquake    Mexico    1985
46    9,000    1933 Diexi earthquake    China    1933
47    8,064    1966 Xingtai Earthquake    China    1966
48    7,000    1968 Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows earthquake    Iran    1968
49    6,000    1960 Valdivia earthquake    Chile    1960
50    5,300    1974 Hunza earthquake    Pakistan    1974
51    4,000    1945 Balochistan earthquake    British India    1945
52    3,894    1948 Fukui earthquake    Japan    1948
53    3,000    1933 Sanriku earthquake    Japan    1933
54    3,000    1906 San Francisco earthquake    United States    1906

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_disasters_by_death_toll#Earthquakes
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 12:58:11 am »

Lesson being?  Don't live in China or Iran!  Of course, we already knew that anyway.
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