A very strong earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred Near the East coast of Honshu Japan on 11/03/2011. At least 13,858 people killed, 4,916 injured, and 14,175 people missing across eighteen prefectures, as well as over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe structural damage in Japan.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in South Island of New Zealand on 21/02/2011. At least 166 people killed, 240 missing, 1,500 injured and about 100,000 buildings destroyed or damaged (VIII) in the Christchurch-Lyttleton area
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred in Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 14:42:22 UTC. At least 340 people killed and 330 missing from the earthquake and tsunami with maximum heightof 7meters. Felt (III) at Bukittinggi and Padang, Sumatra.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred in southern California at Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 23:53:33 UTC. The earthquake was felt all over southern California, with strong shaking near the epicenter.
A massive earthquake of magnitude 8.8 hit OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC. The death toll from a massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake and the tsunami generated has increased to 708 ( as of March 1, 2010) and could rise further.
A major earthquake of Magnitude 7.0 hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:10 UTC collapsing buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince and burying residents under rubble. The Haitian government has raised the estimated death toll from the Jan. 12 earthquake to 230,000, with more still uncounted, vital infrastructure were crumbled, medical and food supplies were destroyed. The quake was quickly followed by two nearby, strong aftershocks of initial magnitude of 5.9 and 5.5
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6 rattled Southern Sumatra Indonesia on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. At least 1100 people were killed, 2181 were injured and thousands are still unaccounted for in the Padang area. More than 2650 buildings have been damaged in the area and landslides have disrupted power and communications.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 jolted Tokyo and surrounding areas early Tuesday morning August 11,2009 damaging some of the major motorways and other physical infrastructures but no major casualties.
5 January, 2008, Queen Charlotte
Islands, Canada experienced two earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 occurring
within 45 minutes of each other. The first was preceded by a magnitude
5.6 foreshock approx 20 minutes before.