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Quakes in India: A chronology

Sunday September 18, 2011 09:29:07 PM, IANS

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Sep 7, 2011 -- 4.2 magnitude quake jolts Delhi and adjoining areas, with its epicenter near Sonepat, Haryana.

Oct 8, 2005 -- 7.6 magnitude quake strikes Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Pakistan, killing over 80,000 people, mostly in Pakistan.

Dec 26, 2004 -- Over two lakh people die when a 9.3 magnitude temblor hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, causing a tsunami that hit India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Maldives.

Jan 26, 2001 -- 7.7 magnitude earthquake kills over 20,000 in Gujarat, mainly in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Bhuj.

Sep 30, 1993 -- 6.4 magnitude leaves 7,928 people dead in Latur, Maharashtra.
 






 

 

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