In memory of the victims of August 23, 19XX – Indonesia, Mexico, China and India

Tang Shan earthquake China 1976 - Picture courtesy pureinsight.org

M 7.1  23-08-1936    Indonesia Depth 35 km  – killing 91 people
Probably a small tsunami striking both the Andaman islands and Northern Sumatra (not enough details found to be 100% sure)

M 7.4  23-08-1965    Mexico Depth 10.5 km  – killing 6 people
Five people were killed at Mexico City and one at Oaxaca. Slight structural damage was reported from both cities and telephone and electric services were disrupted. The shock was felt throughout southern Mexico.

M 6.4  23-08-1976    China Depth 7.9 km  – killing 41 people
Tang Shan earthquake. On August 16 and 23, 1976, two strong earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.2 struck the area between Song Pan and Ping Wu in northern Sichuan Province, causing severe damage in many counties, including Song Pan, Ping Wu, Nan Ping and Wen Xian Counties. (Picture courtesy http://www.pureinsight.org)

M 5.5  23-08-1980    India Depth 14.5 km  – killing 15 people
Fifteen people killed, at least 40 injured and many houses damaged in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir. Felt in northern India and in the Lahore-Peshawar area, Pakistan.

M 5.5  23-08-1980    India Depth 11.3 km  – killing 13 people
Casualties and damage in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir.  Felt in northern India and in the Lahore-Peshawar area, Pakistan.

M 6.9  23-08-1985    China Depth 4.3 km  – killing 71 people
At least 71 people killed, 162 injured, about 15,000 homeless and about 85 percent of the buildings destroyed in the Wuqia-Shufu area. Cracks in highways and sandblows reported in Wuqia County.  Slight damage at Kashi.  Felt (VII) at Sufi-Kurgan and (VI) at Osh, Namangan and Andizhan, USSR.  Felt throughout much of Tajikistan, Kirghizia and Fergana Basin, USSR.  Felt also at Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

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