Earthquake is one of the deadliest natural calamities, which gives no warning before coming and has the power to take toll of millions of lives and cause an equally extensive damage to property. There have been a number of massive earthquakes in the history of the world, which have literally rocked the foundations of the human population.
Here is the list of top 10 most dangerous and worst earthquakes in the world:
10. Kashmir, Pakistan
The terrorizing earthquake with the intensity of 7.6 on Richter Scale, which rocked the Kashmir of Pakistan side on 8th October, 2005 happens to be one of the worst in the world. The death toll crossed 85000, while 69000 more were injured in the quake. The tremors were felt in India, Taijikistan and as far as western China.
9. Kanto, Japan
Known as the Great Tokyo earthquake, this destructive earthquake which came on 1st September, 1923 had a magnitude of 7.9 and caused nearly 140000 deaths in Tokyo-Yokohama area. It was followed by several fires in the city, which left thousands of homes reduced to ashes.
8. Tabriz, Iran
Another one among the worst earthquakes in the history of the world is the one which hit the city of Tabriz in Iran on 26th April, 1721, causing as many as 80000 casualties in the area. It destroyed several mosques and schools, besides grounding countless homes.
One of the most destructive earthquakes in the world is the Haiti earthquake of 2010, which had a magnitude of 7.0. The death toll crossed 222000, while nearly 300000 were reported injured. The quake also resulted in a terrifying tsunami in the Petit Paradise region near Leogane.
6. Lisbon, Portugal
Next on the list of top 10 most destructive earthquakes in the world is the one which rocked Lisbon on 1st November, 1755. The estimated magnitude of this huge earthquake is between 8.5 and 9 and the death toll caused by it crossed 100000, with many of them killed by tsunami and fires.