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Earthquake Classification on the basis of Human casualties

In this article we will discuss Earthquake Classification on the basis of Human casualties

Earthquake Classification on the basis of Human casualties

(i) Moderately Hazardous Earthquakes: If deaths of human range below 50,000
due to seismic tremors e.g. Tabas earthquake of Iran 1978 A.D. (death toll 25,000).
(ii) Highly Hazardous Earthquakes: If deaths of human range between 51,000-1,00,000 due to seismic tremors e.g. in 1935, Quetta, Baluchistan, (death toll 60,000).
(iii) Most Hazardous Earthquakes: If deaths of human casualties are above 1,00,000 mark e.g., in 1976 Tang-Shan, China (death toll 7,50,000).

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