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According to Meteorologists in Turkey, this earthquake is the deadliest since 2000

A look at some of the world’s deadliest earthquakes since 2000:

  • Sept. 28, 2018: A magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits Indonesia, killing more than 4,300 people.
  • April 25, 2015: In Nepal, more than 8,800 people are killed by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
  • March 11, 2011: A magnitude-9.0 quake off the northeast coast of Japan triggers a tsunami, killing more than 20,000 people.
  • Jan. 12, 2010: In Haiti, a staggering 316,000 people are killed by a magnitude-7.0 quake, according to government estimates.
  • May 12, 2008: A magnitude-7.9 quake strikes eastern Sichuan in China, resulting in over 87,500 deaths.
  • May 26, 2006: More than 5,700 people die when a magnitude-6.3 quake hits the island of Java, Indonesia.
  • Oct. 8, 2005: A magnitude-7.6 earthquake kills over 80,000 people in Pakistan’s Kashmir region.
  • Dec. 26, 2004: A magnitude-9.1 quake in Indonesia triggers an Indian Ocean tsunami, killing 230,000 people in a dozen countries.
  • Dec. 26, 2003: A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits southeastern Iran, resulting in 50,000 deaths.
  • Jan. 26, 2001: A magnitude-7.7 quake strikes Gujarat in India, killing 20,000 people.
  • Earthquake sadly includes Ghana’s International Football, Christian Atsu.

Source: NBC News

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