Disaster list

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The Independent Online
Some of the most severe earthquakes over the last seven years:

30 September 1993, India: Up to 22,000 killed in 36 villages in western and southern India.

17 January 1995, Japan: 6,430 people, centred around Kobe; 7.2 on Richter scale.

12 December 1992, Indonesia: East Nusa Tenggara hit. At least 2,200 killed; 6.8 on Richter scale.

28 May 1995, Russia: 1,989 people killed on Sakhalin Island; 7.5 on Richter scale.

10 May 1997, Iran: 1,560 people killed and 2,810 injured in rural areas of eastern Iran; 7.1 on Richter scale.

28 February 1997, Iran: An earthquake killed about 1,000 people and injured 2,000 in north-west Iran; 5.5 on the Richter scale.

6 June 1994, Colombia: About 1,000 people were killed in quake and mudslides in south-west.

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