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25 Worst Earthquakes In History (by damage estimate)
Some of the worst earthquakes in history have claimed countless lives and billions of dollars worth of property damage. From the recent Nepal earthquake (April 25, 2015) which has so far caused the lives of over 5,000 people to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 12, 2010).

25. Valdivia, Chile (1960 @ 9.5 on Richter Scale)
24. Shaanxi, China (1556 @ 8.0)
23. Sumatra, Indonesia (2004 @ 9.3)
22. Aleppo, Syria (1138 @ 8.5)
21. Tangshan, China (1976 @ 8.2)
20. Haiyuan County, China (1920 @ 8.5)
19. Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2010 @ 4.5)
18. Xining, China (1927 @ 7.9)
17. Damghan, Iran (856 @ 8.0)
16. Tohoku, Japan (2011 @ 9.0)
15. Kanto, Japan (1923. @ 7.9)
14. Ashgabat, Soviet Union (1948 @ 7.3)
13. Messina, Italy (1908 @ 7.1)
12. Chihli, China (1290 @ 6.8)
11. Sichuan, China (2008 @ 8.0)
10. Kashmir, Pakistan (2005 @ 7.6)
9. Shemakha, Azerbaijan (1667 @ 6.9)
8. Tabriz, Iran (1721 @ 8.0)
7. Lisbon, Portugal (1755 @ 9.0)
6. Yungay, Peru (1970 @ 8.0)
5. Sicily, Italy (1693 @ 7.4)
4. Rudbar, Iran (1990 @ 7.8)
3. Izmit, Turkey (1990 @ 7.9)
2. Nankaido, Japan (1498 @ 8.6)
1. Kathmandu, Nepal (2015 @ 7.8)

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Care shouldn't start in the emergency room. - James Douglas

Never invest emergency savings in the stock market. - Suze Orman

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. - Jeanette Rankin

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. - Ambrose Bierce

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. - Natalie Goldberg

People know me from a hockey game, from an earthquake, from the O.J case. - Al Michaels

The way to make a film is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax. - Cecil B. DeMille

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. - Charles Dickens

Bad times have a scientific value. We learn geology the morning after the earthquake. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you're not paying for it through the health plan, you pay for it in the emergency room. - David Lehman

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. - Arnold H. Glasow

Faith is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see -
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency. - Emily Dickinson

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan

Love is like an earthquake - unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are. - Unknown

The best way to meet a woman is in an emergency situation - if you're in a shipwreck, or you find yourself behind enemy lines, or in a flood. - Mark Helprin


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