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Quakes in India: A chronology

IANS  New Delhi, September 18, 2011
First Published: 21:22 IST(18/9/2011) | Last Updated: 21:25 IST(18/9/2011)

A 6.8 earthquake hit northern and eastern India Sunday. Following are some of the major quakes in the recent past:

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Sep 7, 2011: 4.2 magnitude quake jolts Delhi and adjoining areas, with its epicenter near Sonepat, Haryana.

Oct 8, 2005: 7.6 magnitude quake strikes Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Pakistan, killing over 80,000 people, mostly in Pakistan.

Dec 26, 2004: Over two lakh people die when a 9.3 magnitude temblor hits Indonesia's Sumatra island, causing a tsunami that hit India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Maldives.

Jan 26, 2001: 7.7 magnitude earthquake kills over 20,000 in Gujarat, mainly in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Bhuj.

Sep 30, 1993: 6.4 magnitude leaves 7,928 people dead in Latur, Maharashtra.


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