History of deadly earthquakes
14 April 2010:
At least 400 people die after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes western China's Qinghai province.
27 February 2010:
A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hits central Chile north-east of the second city, Concepcion. Official figures put the number of people killed at 452, but many are still missing.
12 January 2010:
About 230,000 die in and around the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, as a 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the city.
30 September 2009:
At least 1,000 people die and at least 1,000 remain missing after an earthquake strikes the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
6 April 2009:
An earthquake hits the historic Italian city of L'Aquila, killing about 300 people.
29 October 2008:
Up to 300 people are killed in the Pakistani province of Balochistan after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck 70km (45 miles) north of Quetta.
12 May 2008:
Up to 87,000 people are killed or missing and as many as 370,000 injured by an earthquake in just one county in China's south-western Sichuan province.
The tremor, measuring 7.8, struck 92km (57 miles) from the provincial capital Chengdu during the early afternoon.
15 August 2007:
At least 519 people are killed in Peru's coastal province of Ica, as a 7.90-magnitude undersea earthquake strikes about 145km (90 miles) south-east of the capital, Lima.
17 July 2006:
A 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake triggers a tsunami that strikes a 200km (125-mile) stretch of the southern coast of Java, killing more than 650 people on the Indonesian island.
27 May 2006:
More than 5,700 people die when a magnitude 6.2 quake hits the Indonesian island of Java, devastating the city of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas.
1 April 2006:
Seventy people are killed and some 1,200 injured when an earthquake measuring 6.0 strikes a remote region of western Iran.
8 October 2005:
An earthquake measuring 7.6 strikes northern Pakistan and the disputed Kashmir region, killing more than 73,000 people and leaving millions homeless.
28 March 2005:
About 1,300 people are killed in an 8.7 magnitude quake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Nias, west of Sumatra.
22 February 2005:
Hundreds die in a 6.4 magnitude quake centred in a remote area near Zarand in Iran's Kerman province.
26 December 2004:
Hundreds of thousands are killed across Asia when an earthquake measuring 9.2 triggers sea surges that spread across the region.
24 February 2004:
At least 500 people die in an earthquake which strikes towns on Morocco's Mediterranean coast.
26 December 2003:
More than 26,000 people are killed when an earthquake destroys the historic city of Bam in southern Iran.
21 May 2003:
Algeria suffers its worst earthquake in more than two decades. More than 2,000 people die and more than 8,000 are injured in a quake felt across the sea in Spain.
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