Ten deadliest quakes of the past 100 years
With the estimated death toll still mounting, the massive earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6 is among the 10 deadliest of the past 100 years, with over 41,000 dead as of Friday.
– 1976: 242,000 dead, China –
A quake measuring 7.8, according to the Chinese authorities, (7.5 according to the US Geological Survey), strikes near the industrial city of Tangshan in northeastern Hebei province.A further 3.5 million are displaced.
– 1932: 70,000 dead, China –
On December 25, 1932, a