01/07/2020 09:50 AM | Click to read full article
A look at the worst earthquakes in recorded history, in loss of human life.
During the earthquake in the Shaanxi province, China, more than 830,000 people were estimated to have been killed. Three-quarters of Sumatra's western coast was destroyed after the tsunamis that followed the earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004.
The memories of the Damghan earthquake had barely faded when only 37 years later, Iran was again hit - This time costing 150,000 lives and destroying the largest city in the north-western section of the country.