Top 15 Most Devastating Earthquakes in India

The Indian subcontinent has a history of devastating earthquakes and Indian Ocean series of large tsunamis and flood. The major earthquake zones of India are shortlisted by National Center for Seismology, there are total 5 highest risks zone that may suffers earthquakes of high intensity.

2015 India/Nepal Earthquake

April 2015 Nepal earthquake was the worst natural disaster of Nepal and major aftershock were also reported from neighboring Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. Operation Maitri was the name of rescue and relief operation from India to help Nepal.

2011 Sikkim Earthquake

2011 Sikkim Earthquake was occurred near the border of Nepal and Sikkim, also the earthquake was felt across northeastern India with a moment magnitude of 6.9.

2005 Kashmir Earthquake

2005 Kashmir Earthquake was considered as the deadliest earthquake to hit South Asia with a registered moment magnitude of 7.6.

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and tsunami was one of the most devastating natural disaster in India and also deadliest natural disasters in recorded history of 14 countries.

2001 Bhuj Earthquake

2001 Bhuj Earthquake also known as Gujarat earthquake occurred on 26 January 2001 on the Republic Day of India at 08:46 AM IST. The earthquake with a registered moment magnitude of 7.7 destroyed nearly 400,000 homes and damaged millions of structures.

1999 Chamoli Earthquake

1999 Chamoli Earthquake was the strongest earthquake to hit the foothills of the Himalayas and state of Uttarakhand.

1997 Jabalpur Earthquake

1997 Jabalpur Earthquake occurred near Koshamghat village and Jabalpur and Mandla were the worst affected districts.

1993 Latur Earthquake

1993 Latur Earthquake primarily affected the districts of Latur in Maharashtra state of Western India.

1991 Uttarkashi Earthquake

1991 Uttarkashi Earthquake in the Gharwal regions of Uttarakhand was flanked by the Tons river, damaging and destroying thousands of homes.

1941 Andaman Islands Earthquake

1941 Andaman Islands Earthquake primarily struck the Andaman Islands and also near by Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand. Andaman Islands are part of the earthquake, cyclones, tsunamis, floods and home to the only active Volcano in India.

1975 Kinnaur Earthquake

1975 Kinnaur earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8 causing extensive damage in Himachal Pradesh with epicentre in Kinnaur district.

1967 Koynanagar Earthquake

1967 Koynanagar earthquake in Maharashtra occurred near the site of Koyna dam and damaged in Koyana Nagar Township.

1956 Anjar Earthquake

1956 Anjar Earthquake in town of Anjar in Kutch caused maximum damage in Anjar along with largely destroyed houses in Bhuj, Kera and Bhachau.

1934 Bihar/Nepal Earthquake

1934 Bihar- Nepal Earthquake was one of the worst earthquakes in India and also in Nepal, damaging major towns of the Kathmandu and Sitamarhi.

1905 Kangra Earthquake

1905 Kangra earthquake killed more than 20,000 people, occurred in the Kangra Valley and the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh.

1897 Assam Earthquake was one of the major earthquake in North East India and had an estimated moment magnitude of 8.0. For more information about list of earthquakes in India, please follow the wikipedia link.

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