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Countries with Earthquake Deaths

Name the countries that have suffered more than 1,000 earthquake-related deaths in the 21st century.
  • Includes tsunamis caused by earthquakes
  • Numbers are ballpark figures based on this list as of February, 2017
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Feb 04, 2017
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180,000
130,000
90,000
90,000
40,000
35,000
32,000
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(21)
I'm surprised Chile isn't an this list. They get a lot of deadly earthquakes because of the subduction zone next to them.
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Jun 20, 2015
(61)
Chile did have quite a few earthquakes, but not many of them had a lot of fatalities in the 21st century. Had this quiz included the 20th century as well, it would definitaly have been there. I was surprised as well, i even typed Chile twice to be sure I didn't just do a spelling error the first time, had to look it up after.
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Jun 20, 2015
(70)
I thought Turkey would make it, and since they include tsunami deaths probably Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Myanmar as well.
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Jun 20, 2015
(35)
I tried Bangladesh and Malaysia , suprised they aren't there. Same with Philippines
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Jun 5, 2016
(70)
I don't recall the Philippines getting hit with many earthquakes or tsunamis. They have more problems with volcanoes and typhoons.
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Feb 8, 2017
(61)
The big Marmara Earthquake was in 1999 so not in the 21st century. There was 2011 Van Earthquake in Eastern Anatolia but there was 650 losses.
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Feb 8, 2017
(33)
I know! I typed Chile, and kept retyping. I tried to find out how I screwed up the spelling because I was so sure that Chile would be there. :)
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Jun 20, 2015
(31)
Chile is known for having the largest earthquake in the world (magnitude 9.5 in 1960). But there are subduction zones all along the Pacific, including one off the coast of the Pacific Northwest/Southwest B.C.
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Jun 20, 2015
(43)
Right where i live
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Jun 20, 2017
(70)
People rarely die from earthquakes in Chile, even though they're huge. Also it probably helps that there are relatively few people and the density is scarce.
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Nov 22, 2015
(49)
Maybe it helps that our buildings are constructed for these reasons plus we are teached what to do after an earthquake/tsunami
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Feb 9, 2017
(55)
Looking at this really reminds you of how many deadly earthquakes have happened over the past fifteen years. Nepal, Japan and Haiti were especially recent.
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Jun 20, 2015
(50)
I enjoyed your quiz very good
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Jun 20, 2015
(50)
Algeria, really? The only countries in Africa that I thought to list were on the Indian Ocean coast. It never occurred to me to look to the north.
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Jun 21, 2015
(48)
Missed Haiti *Facepalm*
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Jun 27, 2015
(43)
Missed Haiti, Algeria and El Salv.
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Mar 14, 2016
(63)
Needs to be updated to include Ecuador.
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Jun 5, 2016
Still less than 1,000.
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Feb 4, 2017
(20)
Surprised that Mexico is not in the list. The 1985 earthquake sadly left 12,843 deaths.
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Jul 13, 2016
(44)
It says in the 21st century
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Aug 4, 2016
(31)
That's extremely sad that 47 percent of people forgot about Haiti
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Sep 10, 2016
(42)
Often cited as the poorest country in the world, it appears as though Haiti is forgotten about on many levels.
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Feb 13, 2017
(40)
"Poorest country in the world". You mean the Western hemisphere?
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Jun 26, 2017
(46)
got Algeria with 8 seconds left... xD
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Nov 26, 2016
(34)
Didn't get Haiti. Tried every single country possible in the south east asian, indian ocean, pacific ocean zone for all the possible tsunami deaths in 2004 and 2011, never thought about the atlantic!
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Nov 26, 2016
(73)
I find it interesting that Haiti is on this list, but the Dominican Republic is not.
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Feb 8, 2017
(71)
Haiti's quake was a shallow one, and the epicenter was too far away from more populated regions of the DR to do as much damage. Also, the quake hit near heavily-populated Port-au-Prince in an area with many poorly-constructed buildings which drove the fatality count even higher. I know a medic who rode out the quake in an apartment building, and discovered his was the only building left standing in the entire area.
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Feb 8, 2017
(31)
What about the 🇵🇭Philippines?
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Feb 8, 2017
(35)
Can't believe I missed Haiti omg.
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Feb 8, 2017
(38)
How does Nepal get tsunamis when it's landlocked
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Feb 8, 2017
(70)
They don't.
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Feb 8, 2017
(46)
Doesn't only count if deaths were from tsunamis. The quiz is earthquake deaths.
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Feb 8, 2017
(39)
I was frantically typing countries in for the last one until I hit Thailand with 2 seconds left. It's interesting how one is at 48 percent and then the next two are 8 and 7 percent.
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Feb 8, 2017
(53)
Same here!
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Feb 9, 2017
(35)
When you somehow forget Afghanistan
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Feb 8, 2017
(63)
Near the end of time I tried every Central American Country ........ except El Salvador.
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Apr 5, 2017
(24)
13/15, would of never guessed Algeria. Thought Chile would be on here. ;o
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Apr 5, 2017
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