Top 10 Earthquakes in India

  

 According to a recent study conducted by National Institute of Disaster Management about 59 percent of area in India is prone to earthquakes.

Here is the list of 10 most deadly earthquakes that India has witnessed.

  1. Indian Ocean
    Death – More then 283,106
    Date – 26 Dec 2004
    Magnitude – 9.1-9.3
    Epicenter – West coast of Sumatra, Indonesia
  2. Kashmir
    Death – 130,000
    Date – 8 Oct 2005
    Magnitude – 7.6
    Epicenter – Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
  3. Bihar and Nepal
    Death – More then 30,000
    Date – 15 Jan 1934
    Magnitude – 8.7
    Epicenter – South of Mount Everest
  4. Gujarat
    Death – 20,000
    Date – 26 Jan 2001
    Magnitude – 7.7
    Epicenter – Kutch, Gujarat
  5. Kangra
    Death – More then 20,000
    Date – 4 Apr 1905
    Magnitude – 7.8
    Epicenter – Himalayas
  6. Latur
    Death – More then 9,748
    Date – 30 Sep 1993
    Magnitude – 6.4
    Epicenter – Killari, Latur
  7. Assam
    Death – 1,526
    Date – 15 Aug 1950
    Magnitude – 8.6
    Epicenter – Rima, Tibet
  8. Assam
    Death – More then 1,500
    Date – 12 Jun 1897
    Magnitude – 8.1
    Epicenter – Exact location not known
  9. Uttarkashi
    Death – More then 1,000
    Date – 20 Oct 1991
    Magnitude – 6.8
    Epicenter – Garhwal, Uttarakhand
  10. Koynanagar
    Death – More then 180
    Date – 11 Dec 1967
    Magnitude – 6.5
    Epicenter – Koyna

    India is divided into 4 number of seismic zones which is shown in map below.

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