Fulfilled Prophecy: The Beginning of Sorrows Part 7
Copyright 1994 - 2018 Bill's Bible Basics

Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
August 18, 1999

Last Updated :
March 20, 2011


More 1999 Earthquakes, Information Gathering Challenges And Obstacles, Tables For Destructive Earthquakes The Last 50 Years



Since August of 1999, several major tremors have hit Turkey. 15,000+ people have lost their lives. Thousands more have been injured.


As I concluded in part six, since the deadly temblor in Turkey four months ago, others have continued to rock the planet. Three days after the Turkey earthquake, the Central American nation of Costa Rica also experienced a sizable tremor, as we see in this excerpt taken from a news report released by the Associated Press on August 20, 1999:

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 shook Costa Rica early today. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage . . . The epicenter was 55 miles south of San Jose, the capital. Temblors of magnitude 6 can cause serious damage . . . A spokesman for the Costa Rican Red Cross, Mario Vequez, said the organization also had no reports of damages or injuries. Because of Costa Rica's vulnerability to frequent earthquakes, most buildings in the country are no more than three stories high, making them less prone to damage . . .

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This is not the only earthquake to strike since the deadly temblor in Turkey. On September the 7th, another earthquake struck the Mediterranean nation of Greece. The temblor had a magnitude of 5.9 and was centered some twelve miles north of Athens. Thus far, the number of casualties has been reported at seventy-two. How ironic that Greece, which is Turkey's enemy, and yet which assisted in earthquake relief in that country in spite of that fact, was forced to deal with its own tragedy. Following are several reports from CNN:

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Death Toll In Athens Quake Rises To 72

Emergency teams worked through the night in Athens, searching for survivors of a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, but found few signs of life amid the rubble. Officials said Thursday at least 72 people died in the quake, more than 2,000 were injured and dozens were believed to be missing.

. . .

Rescuers Work To Free Pinned Victims In Greece

In a scene reminiscent of the recent earthquake in Turkey, rescue teams on Wednesday frantically dug under collapsed buildings, trying to free pinned survivors following the strongest quake to hit Athens in nearly a century. At least 52 people were reported dead, scores are believed trapped in the rubble of the quake, and hundreds were reported injured.

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Only six days after the tremor in Greece, on September 13th, Turkey suffered another earthquake which is believed to have been an aftershock resulting from the August 17th temblor. The American Cable News Network, (CNN), issued this report:

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Hundreds Injured In Turkey's Second Deadly Quake

Terrified residents jumped from windows Monday as a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the same area of western Turkey where more than 14,000 people died in an earthquake last month. At least seven people were killed and more than 420 injured in the latest quake. In the hard-hit coastal town of Golcuk, one building damaged in last month's quake slid into the sea, apparently trapping four people who had gone inside to salvage their belongings.

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Taiwan Earthquake -- September 20, 1999
 
2100+ Dead 8,000 Injured 100,000 Homeless

Continuing with the string of major 1999 tremors, during the third week of September, another powerful earthquake shook the Southeast Asian island nation of Taiwan. Following are a few excerpts from some of the reports released by the American Cable News Network:


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Aftershock Rattles Taiwan, But Survivors Still Emerging

TAIPEI, Taiwan (CNN) -- A major aftershock from Tuesday's killer earthquake rattled Taiwan on Sunday, even as rescuers continued to retrieve survivors of Tuesday's quake from ruined buildings around the island.

The 6.5-magnitude aftershock rattled central Taiwan, leaving two motorists dead after a landslide injuring at least 15. Several buildings already damaged by Tuesday's earthquake, which killed more than 2,000 people island-wide, collapsed after the jolt.

. . .

Taiwan Begins Grieving Process Amid Search For Missing

Taiwan went into its usually joyous moon festival holiday on Friday mourning its earthquake dead -- now over 2,100 -- as hope faded for people buried under shattered buildings. Rescue teams from round the globe braved dangerous aftershocks as they worked to get to hundreds of people buried under mounds of rubble since the earthquake struck early on Tuesday while Taiwan slept. Officials said 2,131 people were now confirmed dead.

. . .

Fewer Survivors Found In The Rubble

TAIPEI, Taiwan (CNN) -- Two powerful aftershocks struck Taiwan early Wednesday, sending panicked residents into the streets and hampering rescue efforts from Tuesday's 7.6-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 1,800 people.

A 6.8-magnitude aftershock struck at 8:14 a.m. local time (0014 GMT) and was centered in a mountainous area 9 miles (15 kilometers) east of Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Nantou, located 120 miles (200 kilometers) south of the capital, Taipei, was the epicenter of Tuesday's devastating quake.

The new tremor was followed about half an hour later by a 6.1-magnitude aftershock.

. . .

Death Toll Tops 1,450 In Powerful Taiwan Quake

State radio described it as the strongest tremor to hit the island in more than a decade.

The quake struck at 1:47 a.m. (1747 GMT Monday). The U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors seismic activity worldwide, said the tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 and was centered in Nantou county, some 90 miles (150 km) southwest of the capital Taipei. Taiwanese officials put the magnitude at 7.3.

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As of this writing, the latest major earthquake has hit western Turkey once again, adding at least several hundred more people to the previous death toll. During the third week of November, CNN issued the following reports:

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Turks Flee Quake-Stricken Area As Toll Mounts

Terrified residents of northwestern Turkey are packing up and leaving the town of Duzce, fearful that the second major earthquake to flatten buildings in the area may not be the last. Efforts continue to find survivors from the quake, which has killed 452 and injured 3,000. Hundreds of those who called Duzce home are heading out, fearing new aftershocks: They leave behind exhausted rescuers searching the rubble of the freezing quake zone into Monday afternoon.

Turkey Rushes Aid To New Quake Victims

Turkish officials rushed aid to the earthquake-stricken town of Duzce on Sunday, trying to avoid the criticism that stung the government after August's devastating tremors. Officials said Sunday that 374 people had been killed and nearly 3,000 injured by Friday's magnitude-7.2 quake. Cold weather was chilling hopes of finding more people alive in the ruins of shattered buildings. The death toll could rise sharply, officials warned, as emergency workers had yet to sift through most of the rubble.

Huge Rescue Effort Mounted In Turkey; 247 Dead

A huge national and international relief effort was underway Saturday after another powerful earthquake struck western Turkey, killing at least 247 people and injuring hundreds more. More than 700 people were injured and at least 102 buildings were destroyed, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported. The magnitude-7.2 quake struck Friday night and was centered on the town of Duzce, 115 miles (185 km) east of Istanbul, said Ahmet Mete Isikara, head of Istanbul's Kandilli Observatory.

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So as you can clearly see, 1999 has indeed had its share of serious earthquakes. The London Telegraph summed up 1999 by calling it 'the year of the earthquake', as we see by the following short excerpt taken from a news report released the third week of October, 1999:

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From Colombia to India, Turkey to Taiwan, Mexico, and now California, 1999 has been the year of the earthquake. More than 20,000 people have died in six serious earthquakes this year, with many thousands more left injured and homeless. . .

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In order to give you a clearer idea of how precisely Jesus' words have been fulfilled in our modern times, following is a table of some of the most notable earthquakes which have struck the Earth during the course of this past century. You will quickly notice that these temblors are truly occurring throughout the world; thus fulfilling the Lord's words when He said "in divers places". God is indeed shaking up the Earth as was prophesied so long ago. Due to the total number of significant earthquakes which have occurred during these past one hundred years, I cannot possibly include them all here. So as not to overburden you with statistics, I have filtered the information I obtained, and am only including those quakes which have resulted in a death toll of five victims or more, or which have a magnitude of 7.0 or greater on the Richter Scale. From all of the data I collected, if we were to include those temblores which resulted in under five known deaths, we could add at least an additional four or five hundred victims to the tally below.

Before sharing this data with you, allow me to explain a few additional points to you. Please note that the magnitudes of these temblors, the number of people killed, and the number of people injured, are based upon many hours of compiling information from news reports, from seismographic reports from the USGS, as well as from reports from various other government agencies of different countries around the world, such as the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Hannover, Germany. I can only share with you the information that I find, and these different sources do not always agree with each other. Not only that, but due to the remote locations where some of these earthquakes occur, or due to the government of the country involved where the temblor occurs not being willing to release information, it can often be difficult to obtain an accurate picture, and statistics, of the event.

To add to our difficulties, please also note that different countries use different systems of magnitude. For example, the United States of America uses the Richter Scale. As I mentioned in part six, the Unites States Geological Survey classifies an earthquake as being a major temblor when a magnitude of 7.0 or higher is recorded on the Richter Scale. This number is based upon an average which is derived from seismic information gathered from different stations around the world. At the same time, a significant earthquake is defined by the USGS as being one having a magnitude 6.5 or greater on the Richter Scale, or one which results in fatalities, injuries or substantial damage.

To complicate my research endeavors even further, in some cases, a magnitude was provided in body wave motion, or mb, while in others it was given in surface wave motion, or ms. I also discovered that the USGS normally seems to assign earthquakes with a higher magnitude than do other countries around the world. In part, this seems to be due to their interest in getting a figure to the mass media as soon as possible before all of the data has been fully analyzed. Oft times, they will later lower the preliminary magnitude, once more data has become available from some of their seismic stations; but in spite of this, it may still conflict with the magnitude figure released by the local government where the earthquake actually occurred.

Because of these various problems, compiling the following information posed some challenges. As a general rule, when you see only one magnitude listed below, it is more often than not the figure provided by the USGS, based upon the Richter Scale. Where a range is provided in which the two figures are very close to each other, this is also usually, but not always, based upon the Richter Scale. Where a range has a lower number which is significantly different from the higher figure, the higher figure is usually based upon the Richter Scale, while the lower figure is not. In such cases, simply understand that the actual magnitude was somewhere between the two figures, regardless of which scale was used.

Please also be aware of the fact that on some dates, a land location is provided which is closest to the earthquake's actual epicenter, even if the earthquake did not occur in that precise location, but rather in the nearby ocean or sea. Due to their remote location, or due to the fact that some of these areas were or are sparsely populated, neither are fatalities and injuries provided for them. Being as this list has been compiled from various sources, I have placed the indicator 'Same?' next to those earthquakes which may be referring to the same event. While there may be a day's difference in some of them, please bear in mind that this may be due to the international dateline, as well as when and where the earthquakes are reported:

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.2 Turkey 11/12/99 452 3,000
7.3-7.7 Taiwan 9/20/99 2,100+ 8,500+
5.8 Turkey 9/13/99 7+ 420+
5.8-5.9 Greece (Athens) 9/7/99 72+ 2,000
7.4 Turkey 8/17/99 15,000+ ?
6.5 Mexico 6/15/99 20 dozens
7.1 Papua New Guinea 5/16/99 ? ?
7.1 Papua New Guinea 5/10/99 ? ?
5.9-6.3 Iran 5/6/99 26+ 100
6.4-6.6 India-China 4/28/99 100+ 394+
7.1 Russia-China 4/8/99 ? ?
7.4 Papua New Guinea 4/5/99 ? ?
7.1 Indonesia 3/4/99 ? ?
5.4-5.8 Afghanistan 2/11/99 70+ 500
7.3 Santa Cruz Is. 2/6/99 ? ?
5.7-6.3 Columbia 1/25/99 1,200+ 4,750+
7.0 Papua New Guinea 1/19/99 ? ?


Total Fatalities For 1999..............19,078+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.1 Afghanistan (Taj.) 12/11/98 5 7
7.6-8.1 Indonesia (Ceram.) 11/29/98 41+ 161+
5.1-5.3 Iran 11/13/98 5 105
7.0 Indonesia 11/9/98 ? ?
7.0 Japan (Bonnin) 8/20/98 ? ?
7.1 Ecuador 8/4/98 ? ?
5.8-7.1 Papua New Guinea 7/17/98 2,183+ 1,000's
5.4-5.5 Taiwan 7/17/98 5 27
7.1 Santa Cruz Is. 7/16/98 ? ?
5.9 Azores Islands 7/9/98 10 100
5.8-6.2 Turkey 6/27/98 145 1,500+
5.9-6.9 Afghanistan (Taj.) 5/30/98 4-5,000 1,000's
5.9-6.6 Bolivia 5/22/98 105+ 150
7.4 Taiwan 5/3/98 ? ?
5.3-5.7 Iran 4/10/98 12+ 20
7.0 Chile 4/1/98 ? ?
7.2 Fiji Islands 3/29/98 ? ?
7.7-8.3 Balleny Islands 3/25/98 ? ?
5.9-6.9 Iran 3/14/98 5 50
5.6-6.1 Afghanistan 2/4/98 2,323-4,500+ 818
7.0 Chile 1/30/98 ? ?
5.7-6.2 China 1/10/98 50-70 11,500
7.0 Loyalty Islands 1/4/98 ? ?


Total Fatalities For 1998..............8,889-12,086+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.9 India-Bangladesh 11/21/97 23 200
7.5 Tibet 11/8/97 ? ?
6.8 Chile 10/15/97 8 300+
5.5-5.6 Indonesia 9/28/97 17+ 300+
5.5-5.6 Italy 9/26/97 11 115+
5.9 South Africa 7/21/97 15+ 46
6.2-6.8 Venezuela Coast 7/9/97 81+ 522
5.6-6.0 India 5/21/97 38+ 1,000+
6.4-7.5 Iran 5/10/97 1,560-2,000 5,000
5.8-6.1 China 4/11/97 9+ 89
5.5 Iran-Armenia/Azerb. 2/28/97 965-1,100 2,600
6.3-7.3 Pakistan 2/27/97 57+ 100's
5.9-6.8 Turkmenistan-Iran 2/4/97 88+ 2,000
5.3-5.8 China 1/21/97 12+ 40


Total Fatalities For 1997..............2,884-3,459+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.5-7.3 Peru Coast 11/12/96 14+ 560
6.6-7.6 Aleutian Islands 6/10/96 ? ?
5.5-6.0 China 5/3/96 18+ 300
5.2-5.8 Ecuador 3/28/96 27+ 100
5.7-6.0 China 3/19/96 24+ 128
6.5-8.2 Indonesia 2/17/96 108+ 423+
6.4-6.5 China (Yunnan) 2/3/96 322+ 16,925
6.3-7.6 Sulawesi, Indonesia 1/1/96 8+ ?


Total Fatalities For 1996..............521+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.2-7.3 Egypt 11/22/95 8+ 30
5.8-6.4 China (Yunnan) 10/23/95 36+ 200
6.5-7.3 Mexico (Jalisco) 10/9/95 48+ 200
5.8-6.9 Sumatra, Indonesia 10/6/95 84 2,178
5.7-6.1 Turkey 10/1/95 101 348
5.4-5.7 China (Gansu) 7/21/95 14 60+
6.1-7.3 China (Myanmar) 7/11/95 6 99
6.0-6.5 Greece 6/15/95 26 60
6.7-7.5 Russia (Sakhalin) 5/28/95 1,989 750
8.0 Tonga Islands 4/7/95 ? ?
6.3 Columbia 3/8/95 42 400
6.3-6.6 Columbia 1/19/95 7 several
6.3-7.2 Japan (Kobe) 1/17/95 5,502-6,500 40,000


Total Fatalities For 1995..............7,863-8861+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.1-7.1 Philippines 11/14/94 78+ 225
7.4-8.3 Japan (Hokkaido) 10/4/94 10+ 340+
7.3 Taiwan Straits 9/16/94 ? ?
5.7-5.9 Algeria 7/18/94 159+ 289
7.0-8.2 Bolivia 6/9/94 5+ many
6.4-6.6 Columbia 6/6/94 1,000 ?
5.7-7.2 Java, Indonesia 6/2/94 250+ 423
6.1 Iran 2/23/94 6 many
5.9-7.0 Sumatra, Indonesia 2/15/94 207+ 2,000
6.2-7.2 Indonesia 1/21/94 7 40
6.4-6.8 California, USA 1/17/94 60 7,000


Total Fatalities For 1994..............1,782+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.4-7.0 Papua New Guinea 10/13/93 60 several
6.3-6.4 India 9/30/93 9,784-22,000+ 30,000
8.0-8.1 Guam, USA 8/8/93 none 48
6.6-7.8 Japan (Hokkaido) 7/12/93 200+ ?
6.0 Peru 4/18/93 6 ?
6.0-6.4 Fiji Islands Reg. 3/12/93 5 20+


Total Fatalities For 1993..............10,055-22,271+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.5-7.5 Indonesia 12/12/92 2,200-2,500 500+
6.6-7.3 Columbia 10/18/92 11+ 115
5.2-5.9 Egypt 10/12/92 541+ 6,500+
6.5-6.7 Zaire 9/11/92 8 37
5.3-7.2 Nicaragua Coast 9/2/92 116+ ?
6.6-7.4 Kyrgyzstan 8/19/92 75 approx. ?
6.0 Pakistan 5/20/92 36+ 100
6.2-6.8 Turkey 3/13/92 498+ 2,000
4.6-4.9 Iran 3/4/92 6+ 50


Total Fatalities For 1992..............3,491-3,791+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
4.7 Arabia (Yemen) 11/22/91 10 39
6.5-7.0 India 10/19/91 2,000+ 1,800+
5.7-6.1 Guatemala 9/18/91 25+ ?
5.1-5.4 Iran-Iraq 7/24/91 20+ many
4.7-5.0 Peru 7/23/91 12+ 30
6.2-6.5 Timor 7/4/91 23 181
6.1 Western Caucasus 6/15/91 8+ 200
5.5-5.7 Philippines 6/15/91 137+ ?
6.2-7.0 Western Caucasus 4/29/91 114+ 1,000
6.3-7.6 Costa Rica 4/22/91 47 109
6.5-6.8 Peru 4/5/91 53 252
? France 2/13/91 9 ?
6.4-6.8 Pakistan-Afghanistan 1/31/91 1,200 100's


Total Fatalities For 1991..............3,658+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.3-5.5 Sicily 12/13/90 19+ 200
6.2-6.7 Iran 11/6/90 22+ 100
6.0 Hindu Kush Region 10/25/90 11 250+
6.5-7.8 Philippines 7/16/90 1,621-2,000+ 3,500
5.6 Hindu Kush Region 7/13/90 43+ ?
5.3-5.8 Iran 6/21/90 20+ ?
6.4-7.7 Iran 6/20/90 40-50,000 60,000+
6.1-6.5 Peru 5/30/90 135+ 800+
6.7 Romania 5/30/90 14 700+
6.5-6.9 China (Qinghai) 4/26/90 126+ many
5.8-6.1 Pakistan 3/4/90 11+ 40


Total Fatalities For 1990..............42,022-52,401+
Total Fatalities For 1990-1999.......96,752-127,908+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.4 Australia 12/27/89 12 100+
5.7 Algeria 10/29/89 30+ 245
6.5-7.1 California, USA 10/18/89 62 3,757
5.8-6.0 West Irian 8/1/89 120 125
8.2 Macquarie Islands 5/23/89 ? ?
6.1-6.2 Malawi 3/10/89 9+ 100
5.3 Tajik, SSR 1/22/89 274 many


Total Fatalities For 1989.............507+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.2-6.8 Soviet Armenia 12/7/88 25,000+ 19,000
6.1-7.3 China-Burma 11/6/88 730 3,900
5.6 Guatemala 11/3/88 5 ?
6.4-6.6 India-Nepal 8/20/88 1,450 6553


Total Fatalities For 1988..............27,185+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
7.9 Alaska, USA 11/30/87 ? ?
5.8-6.5 Timor 11/26/87 37+ 108
5.7-5.8 California, USA 10/1/87 8 many
6.4-6.9 Chile 8/8/87 5 112
5.5-6.0 Philippines 6/18/87 8 5
6.5-6.9 Columbia-Ecuador 3/6/87 1,000+ ?


Total Fatalities For 1987..............1,058+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
8.0 Alaska, USA 5/7/86 ? ?
6.3-7.8 Taiwan 11/14/86 15 44
5.0-5.5 El Salvador 10/10/86 1,000-1,500 20,000
5.8-6.0 Greece 9/13/86 20+ 300
5.9 Turkey 5/5/86 15 100
5.3-5.5 Kashmir-India 4/26/86 6 30
4.6-5.3 Peru 4/5/86 16+ 170


Total Fatalities For 1986..............1,072-1,572+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.5-5.9 Algeria 10/27/85 6 ?
5.8-5.9 Tajik, SSR 10/13/85 29+ 80
6.8-8.1 Mexico City 9/19/85 6-35,000 40,000
5.9-6.3 West Irian Region 9/15/85 10+ 7
6.4-7.3 China (Xinjiang) 8/23/85 71+ 162
6.6 Hindu Kush Region 7/29/85 5+ 38
5.6-6.1 Philippines 4/24/85 6 11
5.7-5.8 China (Yunnan) 4/18/85 23 300
6.7-7.8 Chile Coast 3/3/85 177+ 2,575
5.9-6.0 Argentina 1/26/85 6 238+


Total Fatalities For 1985..............6,333-35,333+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.6 India-Bangladesh 12/30/84 20 100
6.0-6.1 Japan (Honshu) 9/13/84 24+ ?
4.7-5.1 Dominican Republic 6/24/84 5 ?


Total Fatalities For 1984..............49+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.6 Hindu Kush Region 12/30/83 12 483
6.2-6.4 Northwest Africa 12/22/83 443+ 150+
5.3-5.7 China 11/6/83 34 2,200
6.1-6.9 Turkey 10/30/83 1,342+ 534+
7.3 Idaho, USA 10/28/83 ? ?
6.4-7.3 Chile Coast 10/4/83 5+ 24
6.2-6.5 Philippines 8/17/83 16 43
5.7-6.1 Turkey 7/5/83 5 25
6.8-7.7 Japan (Honshu) 5/26/83 104+ ?
6.5-7.3 Costa Rica 4/3/83 6 several
4.9-5.5 Columbia 3/31/83 250-350 many
4.9-5.2 Iran 3/25/83 30 61
4.7 Yugoslavia 2/25/83 12 ?


Total Fatalities For 1983..............2,259-2,359+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.5-5.9 Flores Islands 12/25/82 13 390
6.2-6.6 Hindu Kush Region 12/16/82 450 many
6.0 Yemen 12/13/82 2,800-3,000 2,000
6.2 El Salvador 6/19/82 40+ many
5.5-5.6 China (Sichuan) 6/15/82 10 5


Total Fatalities For 1982..............3,313-3,513+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
4.0-4.6 Pakistan 12/12/81 6 12
5.4 Venezuela 10/18/81 15 many
5.9-6.2 Kashmir 9/12/81 220+ 2,500
5.7-7.1 Iran 7/28/81 1,500 1,000
5.1-5.2 Peru 6/22/81 6+ some
6.1-6.9 Iran 6/11/81 1,027-3,000 800+
4.8-5.3 Peru 4/18/81 8 15
5.9-6.7 Greece 2/24/81 16 400+
4.6 Italy 2/14/81 12 ?
5.7-6.8 China (Sichuan) 1/23/81 150 300
6.0-6.7 Indonesia 1/19/81 305 some


Total Fatalities For 1981..............3,265-5,238+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.6-5.8 Iran 12/19/80 26 ?
6.0-6.9 Italy 11/23/80 3,000-3,500 7,750
6.4 Mexico 10/24/80 300+ many
6.5-7.3 Algeria 10/10/80 2,590-5,000 9,000
4.9-5.2 Kashmir-India 8/23/80 15 40+
5.6 Ecuador 8/18/80 8 100
6.1-6.5 Nepal-India 7/29/80 50-200 40+
6.0-6.7 Azores Islands 1/1/80 60 400+


Total Fatalities For 1980..............6,049-9,109+
Total Fatalities For 1980-1989.........51,090-85,923+
Total Fatalities For 1980-1999.......147,842-213,831+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
6.4 Ecuador Coast 12/12/79 400-1,000 ?
6.5-7.8 Iran 9/16/78 15,000 ?
6.4-7.2 Romania 3/4/77 1,500 ?
6.3 Uzbekistan 5/17/76 many ?
6.0-6.5 Italy 5/6/76 965-1,000 ?
6.1-7.3 Iran/USSR 11/24/76 5,000 approx. ?
6.4-7.9 Philippines 8/16/76 8,000 ?
6.3-8.0 China (Tangshan) 7/28/76 242-655,000 ?
6.1-7.1 West Irian 6/25/76 5-9,000 ?
6.2-7.5 Guatemala 2/4/76 23,000 ?
6.1-6.7 Turkey 9/6/75 2,300-2,311 ?
7.3-7.4 China 2/4/75 1,000-30,000 ?
6.0 Pakistan 12/28/74 53,000 ?
6.8 China (Yunnan) 5/10/74 20,000 ?
6.2 Nicaragua 12/23/72 5,000 ?
7.1 Iran (Southern) 4/10/72 5,054 ?
7.8 Peru 5/31/70 66,000 ?
7.3 Turkey (Gadiz) 3/28/70 1,100 ?
7.5 China (Yunnan) 1/4/70 10,000 ?


Total Fatalities For 1970-1979.......464,319-910,965
Total Fatalities For 1970-1999.......612,161-1,124,796+

Magnitude Location Event Date Death Toll Injuries
         
5.9 China (Eastern) 7/25/69 3,000 ?
7.3 Iran 8/31/68 12-20,000 ?
7.1 Turkey (Varto) 8/19/66 2,520 ?
8.7 Alaska, USA 2/4/65 ? ?
9.2 Alaska, USA 3/27/64 ? ?
6.0 Yugoslavia 7/26/63 1,100 ?
7.3 Iran (Qazvin) 9/1/62 12,230 ?
9.5 Chile 5/22/60 4-5,000 ?
5.9 Morocco (Agadir) 2/29/60 10-15,000 ?


Total Fatalities For 1960-1969.......44,850-58,850
Total Fatalities For 1960-1999.......657,011-1,183,646+

As we continue our discussion on earthquakes in part eight, I will be sharing some additional statistical tables with you which will cover the first half of our current century; after which I will conclude our discussion on this topic by making some additional comments which will reveal a few facts which are not made apparent by these figures. I will also be providing you with a pre-20th century earthquake chart, which we will use to make some important comparisons between the number of earthquakes which have occurred during this past century, and those which have occurred during the previous 1,800 years. As you will come to understand, this chart will further strengthen the points I have been making regarding the frequency of earthquakes in the Endtime. The stark contrast between these two periods will be readily apparent to anyone with an open mind and an honest heart.

After exposing a few additional excuses which some skeptics may try to use in order to refute the solid information I have provided, I will conclude part eight of our series by turning our attention to the next part of Jesus' prophecy concerning the period known as the "Beginning of Sorrows"; that is, to pestilences. This will begin with a brief look at verses concerning plagues, found in the Book of Revelation. I trust that you will join me.

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