Strongest earthquake in 45 years

15 Mar

earthquakeMay 31, 1970. Earthquake in Peru the power of 7.8 on the Richter scale. 62,000 people were killed and 610,000 people were left homeless. Over the past 45 years on Earth happened about a dozen major earthquakes. The scale of destructive power and the number of victims stuck not only on the strength of aftershocks, but the level of social and economic development of countries affected by disasters. In Indonesia and Iran, with an accuracy could not count the number of victims. In Chile, after the earthquake, the amplitude of 8.9 points killed 800 people.

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