In memory of the victims of August 30, 19XX – China and Romania

M 6.8   30-08-1904    30-08    China Depth 0    km  – killing 565 people
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M 7.0   30-08-1967    30-08    China Depth 8.1 km  – killing 39 people
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M 6.9   30-08-1986    30-08    Romania Depth 136 km  – killing 2 people

Sibiu - Romania's Orthodox Cathedral

Sibiu city Romania - Image by CamilG via Flickr

Damage (VIII) in the Focsani-Birlad area, including the collapse of a church. Felt (VII) at Bucharest. Two people killed, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area, USSR.
Felt (VII) in northern Bulgaria; (V) in the Skopje area, Yugoslavia; (IV) at Simferopol and Kiev, USSR and Belgrade, Yugoslavia; (III) at Moscow, USSR and Titograd, Yugoslavia. Felt throughout central and eastern Hungary. Also felt in Greece, Turkey, southern Italy and eastern Poland.  The focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

M 6.0   30-08-2008    30-08    China Depth 10 km  – killing 41 people
At least 32 people killed and 321 injured at Huili; 6 people killed and 132 injured at Chuxiong; 5 people killed and 132 injured at Panzhihua; 4 people injured at Kunming.
At least 392,000 houses damaged or destroyed in the Sichuan-Yunnan area.
At least 66 schools, 22 bridges, 131 roads and 19 reservoirs damaged at Panzhihua. Chengdu-Kunming railroad service interrupted. Strongly felt at Panzhihua and Xichang. Also felt at Kunming, Chengdu, Dali and Yibin.

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