How to stay safe during earthquake
Deadliest and largest quakes
247 people were reported killed and dozens more were missing or feared dead after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake and a series of aftershocks struck several towns in central Italy on August 24, 2016. On the same day, a powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar, killing 3 people and shaking buildings across the Southeast Asian nation and the region. Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, where witnesses reported high rise buildings swaying, and the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.