Assignment 4 – 20 Deadliest Earthquakes VS. 10 Deadliest U.S. Events (Federico Ghelli)
By Federico Ghelli
February 4, 2016
Throughout history we witnessed several tragic events, both for natural or human causes.
One of the the worst natural causes of death is represented by earthquakes, which on average kill more than 13,000 people per year. The deadliest earthquake in history was registered in Haiti in 2011, with 316,000 people killed.
The following map shows the 20 deadliest earthquakes in history, as compared with the 10 deadliest U.S. events.
The data was collected on Earthquake Hazard Program and Tuva Datasets websites. Regarding the U.S. catastrophes, data was collected based on a research on several different sites.