Two recent tragedies to mark today.
In 2003, the worst earthquake in Iranian history, measuring 6.6 on the moment scale, devastated the city of Bam. There were 26,271 people killed and about 30,000 injured. The 2,000 year-old Bam Citadel was obliterated.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake measured 9.3 on the moment scale, killed between 228 and 230 thousand people and injured 125,000. There are 45,000 people still listed as missing and nearly 2,000,000 people were displaced.