• JULY 17, 2006 - A 7.7 magnitude earthquake sets off a tsunami that claims the lives of more than 200 in Indonesia.

  • May 27, 2006 - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, killing more than 5,700 people and damaging hundreds of thousands of homes.

  • March 28, 2005 - A magnitude 8.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia kills nearly 1,000 people.

  • Dec 26, 2004 - A magnitude 9.15 magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami off the coast of Indonesia kills more than 200,000 people and leaves thousands missing.

  • Sept 21, 1999 - A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Taiwan claims the lives of more than 2,000 people.

  • Jan 25, 1999 - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake kills more than 1,000 people in Colombia.

  • July 17, 1998 - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake set off three tsunamis that killed more than 2,100 people in Papua New Guinea.

  • May 28, 1995 - A magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Russia killed more than 1,900 people.

  • Jan 17, 1995 - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed more than 6,400 people in Japan.

  • June 6, 1994 - An earthquake in Colombia causes mudslides that claimed the lives of roughly 1,000 people.

  • Dec 12, 1992 - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake killed more than 2,000 people in Indonesia.

Reuters contributed to this report.