As can be seen in the ‘Timeline of the Biggest Earthquakes in Recent History’ above, many of the larger earthquakes in recent history have had a tremendous cost in both human life and infrastructure.
Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives to earthquakes in the last 100 years and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.
Earthquakes, and quite often the subsequent landslides and tsunamis, have the ability to cause widespread death and enormous damage to cities.
Historical earthquakes is a list of significant earthquakes known to have occurred prior to …
Here is a list of major quakes in the country since start of the 20th century Earthquakes destroy many of the buildings at Olympia. Earthquakes are caused by movements within the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle.They range from events too weak to be detectable except by sensitive instrumentation, to sudden and violent events lasting many minutes which have caused some of the greatest disasters in human history. 551 CE.