TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 15  0 48 24 1917 -30.000  -73.000   0 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 2 15 12 46 57 1936  -4.500  133.000  60 7.3   West Irian, PNG

 2 15 17 40 35 1966 -19.900  168.900  27 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VII at Port Vila, IV at Norsup and II at Luganville.

 

 2 15 17  7 44 1994  -4.967  104.302  23 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 

More than 200 killed, 2000 injured and 75,000 homeless. Damage was extensive from landslides, mudslides an fires in Lampung province and especially in Liwa. Over 6000 shops and homes were destroyed in Liwa with damage estimated at about $170 million U.S. dollars. Felt in southern Sumatra and Java. Also felt as far as  Jakarta and Singapore.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 15 13 25  0 1856  37.600 -122.400   0 5.9   Central California

 

This earthquake caused considerable damage to buildings in San Francisco. Felt strongly at Oakland, San Jose and Monterey. Water disturbances were noted in San Francisco Bay.

 

 2 15 23 54  4 1927  36.950 -122.260   0 5.0   Central California

 

Submarine shock off Santa Cruz caused slight damage.

 

 2 15  3 17 47 1946  47.300 -122.900  25 5.8   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt with light damage south of Tacoma WA with damage at Bremerton, Burton, Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma. Estimated coast at Seattle $250,000 U.S. dollars. Felt northward to British Columbia and south in northwestern Oregon.

 

 2 15 12 17 15 1946  46.870 -122.268   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Light shock felt at Eatonville, Clear Lake and Randle. Also felt at Gig Harbor, Olympia and Stampede Pass.

 

 2 15  1 20 38 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 6.4   So. California

 

Aftershocks of Feb. 9 in Baja California. Maximum intensity V at Descanso where many were frightened and dishes and walls rattled. Also felt at Jamul and San Diego. Felt with intensity IV at Yuma, Arizona and Wellton.

 

 2 15  2 28 39 1956  31.500 -115.500   0 5.3   So. California

 2 15  7  7 47 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 5.2   So. California

 2 15  8 35 54 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity IV at Hemet. Some were awakened.

 

 2 15  2 42 47 1968  52.200 -171.400  61 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 15 11 21 50 1972  51.411 -177.458  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV on Adak Island.

 

 2 15 13  6 28 1981  51.089 -171.393  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 15 16  9 17 1987  52.830 -163.570   3 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 2 15 19 16 14 1988  58.981 -142.829  10 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 2 15  0 45 54 1996  51.249 -179.376  27 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 2 15 03 31 20 2012  43.625 -127.518  11 5.8   Off coast of Oregon

 

(NEIC) Felt (II) at Beaverton, Coos Bay, Eugene and Portland. Felt in many parts of western Oregon. Felt (II) at Arcata, Crescent City, Eureka and Shasta Lake, California. Also felt at Hayfork, Ferndale, McKinleyville, Mount Shasta, Smith River and Somes Bar. Felt at Battle Ground and Naselle, Washington.

 

 2 15 23 03 48 2012  51.763 -177.970  80 5.1   Anderanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 14 16 30  0 1619  -7.900  -79.000  40 8.6   No. Peru

 

Severe damage occurred in the regions of Trujillo, Piura and Santa, Peru with maximum intensity IX. 350 reported killed. Ground fissures over 160 miles length. Trujillo was nearly destroyed.

 

 2 14  0  0  0 1658  -8.200  -80.100  40 7.7   No. Peru

 

Felt with intensity VII in the Trujillo area of Peru with much damage and victims.

 

 2 14  8 46 38 1905  50.730 -178.550   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 14  3 59 34 1934  17.500  119.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt throughout Luzon over an area of about  2 million sq. km. The earthquake caused much alarm but little damage. In Manila a school wall was cracked and a pier settled several inches. A tsunami was generated which apparently ruptured the cable between Manila and Shanghai. The first motion was a recession to such an extent tat people hurried to gather fish on the exposed seabed. Some were killed upon the return of the sea.

 

 2 14  3 38 12 1952  -7.500  126.500  60 7.2    Banda Sea

 

North of Timor Island. No damage reported.

 

 2 14  6 36  5 1962 -37.800  -72.500  45 7.2   Central Chile

 

Some damage, two injured. Telephones were out, water pipes broke and walls collapsed. Felt in the same area as the May 1960 earthquakes at Concepcion, Angol, Los  Angeles, Valdivia, Puerto Montt.

 

 2 14 23 29 52 1972 -11.359  166.335 102 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt on San Cristobal, Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 14  8 46 36 1905  53.000 -178.000  60 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 14  0 30  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Two shocks caused minor damage at Helena, Montana.

 

 2 14  3  1 15 1945  44.700 -115.400   0 6.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Plaster cracked and dishes broke at Clayton, Idaho City and Weiser, Idaho. Felt from Montana to Oregon and Washington States.

 

 2 14 14 45 32 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 5.0   So. California

 2 14 18 33 34 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 6.3   So. California

 

Aftershocks of Feb. 9 in Baja California. Maximum intensity V at Descanso where many were frightened and dishes and walls rattled. Also felt at Jamul and San Diego. Felt with intensity IV at Yuma, Arizona and Wellton.

 

 2 14  4 35 24 1978  39.653 -117.193  10 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Austin, Eureka, Baggs, Round Mountain and Yerington, NV. Also felt at Manhattan.

 

 2 14  6  9 27 1981  46.349 -122.236   7 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt over about 100,000 sq. km of Washington and Oregon States. Maximum  intensity in Washington at Ariel where cracks appeared in sidewalks; Graham where water splashed on sides of pools and chimneys cracked; Crays River and Kaposin and Mossyrock where chimneys cracked and twisted. Items were thrown from shelves at Sumner and Kidd Valley. Felt from  British Columbia and Vancouver on the north and Eugene, Medford and Springfield Oregon in the south.

 

 2 14  3 20  4 1983  54.931 -159.189  47 6.5   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity at Chignik, Alaska. Windows cracked and small objects were thrown from shelves. Bushes shook. Similar effects were noted at  Sand Point. Felt as far as King Cove and Perryville.

 

 2 14  8 10  3 1983  54.863 -158.875  14 6.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Chignik where items were thrown from  shelves and many were frightened. Also felt at Chignik Lagoon, Cold Bay, False Pass and Sand Point.

 

 2 14  5  4 10 1985  66.870 -150.990  31 5.2   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Fairbanks, Minto and Stevens Village.

 

 2 14  7 26 50 1987  36.137 -120.348  15 5.2   Central California

 

Felt with intensity V with slight damage at Coalinga. Felt throughout central

California as far north  as Sacramento. Also felt with intensity V at Firebaugh and Helm.

 

 2 14 16 37 22 1991  29.646 -113.801   5 5.4   Gulf of California

 2 14 22 12 58 2007  43.516 -127.451  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 13  7  0  0 1196  45.700   26.600 150 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 2 13  9 39 30 1902  40.700   48.600  15 7.0   Caucasus/Caspian Sea

 

Extreme damage in Azerbaijan with 86 killed and 60 reported injured but

total casualties were undoubtedly much higher. Damage also in Semacha, Northern Iran. 588 of 683 buildings were destoyred in Meysary, Bash-Chagan, Engekharn, Kovakh-kent, Avakhylk and Kalaybuugurt. An earthquake noise was heard.  Casualties in Semacha were likely gar more than the 86 reported for surrounding villages. 

 

 2 13  6  7 13 1918  23.500  117.000   0 7.3   So. China

 

Extreme damage in Guandong Province, China. Up to 10,000 killed.

 

 2 13  1 27  0 1931 -39.300  176.700  60 7.1   North Island, N.Z.

 

Largest aftershock of the strong quake of Feb. 2 which killed 256. The earthquake was strongly felt inland (more than on Feb. 2) and was  felt with maximum intensity VII in the Hawke's Bay area.

 

 2 13 18 24 24 1949 -33.500 -178.000  60 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Followed an M 6.6+ earthquake north of North Island, New Zealand on Feb. 9 which was felt with intensity VI in New Zealand.

 

 2 13 11 55 50 1951 -15.000 -175.000 250 7.0   Samoa Islands

 2 13 22 12 58 1951  56.000 -155.500   0 7.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Fluorescent lights swayed at Cordova. Many objects were disturbed.

 

 2 13  8 50  4 1963  24.500  122.100  47 7.2   Taiwan

 

Felt strongly at Ilan, Taiwan. Two killed, 2 wounded. Up to 50 houses destroyed or damaged.

 

 2 13  1 29 13 1992 -15.894  166.318  10 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt at Port Vila.

 

 2 13 19 28 30 2001  -4.680  102.562  36 7.4   So. of Sumatera

 

Felt strongly at Bengkulu. Also felt at Jakarta, Java.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 13 22  9  0 1933  38.000 -118.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity III at Austin, Mina and Reno, NV.

 

 2 13 23 55  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt strongly at Helena, MT. Also felt at Butte, Great Falls and Hamilton. Two other shocks were also felt strongly on this day in the area.

 

 2 13 22 12 57 1951  56.000 -156.000  25 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Fluorescent lights swayed at Cordova. Many objects were disturbed.

 

 2 13 22 52  0 1958  40.341 -111.440   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt over an area of Utah about 1200 sq. miles principally east of Utah Lake. Maximum intensity VI at Provo and Wallsburg. Felt by many.  Plaster fell at Provo. A faint earthquake noise was heard before the earthquake. Felt also by many at Pleasant Grove where objects swung. Dishes and windows rattled at Springville.

 

 2 13 19 46 39 1964  40.500  -77.900  15 5.2   New York State

 2 13  1 35 52 1969  52.162 -169.909  16 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2 13 17 55 42 1972  52.838 -161.511  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 2 13 19 53 54 1973  51.245 -179.215  46 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 13  5 34 32 1979  55.618 -156.967  71 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Chignik, Perryville, Pilot Point and Port

Heiden. Also felt at Sand Point and Naknek.

 

 2 13 11 35 56 1979  55.195 -157.043  24 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 2 13 20 17 28 1981  52.710 -174.040 163 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 13 18  5 47 1984  55.667 -154.426   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 2 13 17 58 27 1985  51.186 -179.753  44 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 2 13  8 43 14 1986  55.290 -160.520  48 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Sand Point. Also felt at False Pass and King Cove.

 

 2 13 20 36 52 1986  62.197 -124.292  10 5.2   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Felt at Fort Simpson, Fort Liard, Wrigley and Nahanni Butte.

 

 2 13 23 57 50 1988  52.286 -173.367  91 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II in the epicentral area.

 

 2 13  2 38 18 1992  53.597 -165.734  44 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Akutan and Dutch Harbor. Also felt at Unalaska.

 

 2 13  9 19 47 1998  51.625 -176.177  44 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 2 13 21 07 02 2012  41.143 -123.790  28 5.6   Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Hoopa, Redcrest and Salyer; (IV) at Arcata, Bayside, Blue Lake, Bridgeville, Burnt Ranch, Eureka, Forks of Salmon, Hydesville, Klamath, Korbel, McKinleyville, Orick, Orleans, Samoa, Scotia, Trinidad and Willow Creek. Felt (III) in parts of Del Norte, Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties. Felt(II) in southern Curry and Josephine Counties, Oregon.  Also felt at Sparks, Nevada and as far as San Jose,

 

 2 13 17 07 06 2016  36.485  -98.726   8 5.1   Oklahoma

 

Nearly 4000 people reported felt activity from this earthquake. NEIC reported it was felt with moderate intensity in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.  No major damage was reported. Maximum intensity V was felt in Anthony, Andale, Kansas; IV was felt in Rushville, Missouri, Overland Park, Arkansas City, Benton, Kiowa, Waldron, Wichita, Alden, Raymond, Sylvia (VI), Montezuma and Caldwell, Kansas and in general within about 115 km of the epicenter. Maximum intensity in Nebraska was III in Omaha but it was felt about 700 km from the epicenter in Souix City, NE with intensity II.  In Arkansas the maximum intensity was III at Fayetteville; maximum intensity in Texas was IV at Garland. In New Mexico it was III at Questa. The maximum intensity in Oklahoma was VII in Aline but intensity VI was felt in Drummond and V in Cleo Springs, Carmen, Oklahoma City. Intensity III was felt as far as about 1000 km from the epicenter. The furthest report was from Green Bay, Wisconsin where it was felt weakly. In Iowa III was felt in Ames, Saint Charles and Sioux City and in Illinois in Decatur. The mainshock was followed by a strong sequence of aftershocks including

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 12 18 10  6 1910  32.500  138.000 350 7.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 2 12  8 15 32 1953  35.800   55.000   0 7.0   No. Iran

 

The village of Torud was destroyed as well as Mehdiabad and Sadfe. Devastation

extended over 300 km radius. Poor building constructions increased the damage. Many homes were crushed by sliding loess from cliffs. Fissures and gypso-saliferous mud emitted from the crusts of slat falts were observed. 971 dead, 1800 homes destroyed and more than $1 million damage.

 

 2 12 21 53 46 1961  43.880  147.650  46 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in eastern Hokkaido, Japan.

 

 2 12  5 44 48 1968  -5.500  153.200  74 7.8   New Britain

 

Southeast of New Ireland. Maximum intensity VIII at Shoano and Buka Island. Also felt strongly at Malga, Rongamatane, Rugen Harbor and Mambung. Felt with intensity VI at Rabaul and Ulamona.

 

 2 12 17 58 24 1994 -20.553  169.361  28 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt at Port Vila.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 12  9 17 46 1940  55.000 -161.500  25 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Awakened all at False Pass and Port Moller.

 

 2 12  4 31 15 1953  65.900 -132.900  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 2 12 23 43 52 1958  51.790 -175.200  50 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 2 12 10 50 20 1965  40.200 -124.900  33 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt at the Humboldt Bay Power Station in Eureka.

 

 2 12 18 32 16 1965  63.600 -134.300  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 2 12 17 52 37 1972  62.726 -125.160  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 2 12 15 45 35 1975  63.474 -148.605  22 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cantwell and with intesnity III at Fairbanks and Healy.

 

 2 12  8 56 39 1978  59.448 -152.622  72 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Anchor Point, Homer, Ouzinkie and Seldovia. Also felt at Kodiak, Homer, King Salmon.

 

 2 12 15 44 30 1979  55.501 -157.198  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Chignik, Perryville, Pilot Point and Port Heiden. Also felt at Sand Point and Naknek.

 

 2 12  8 42 30 1980  52.230 -173.360  82 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 12  6 52 33 1987  54.610 -162.790  25 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 2 12  5 23 56 1988  30.105 -113.896  10 5.4   SW U.S.A

 2 12  5 50 47 1988  29.857 -114.091  10 5.1   Gulf of California

 2 12 13 44 29 1990  44.135 -128.941   7 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

 2 12 20 23 30 1990  51.193 -179.242  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 12  4 27  7 1991  51.221 -178.443  51 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 12 12 45 33 1991  51.670 -173.780  65 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 12 12 49  8 1991  71.443  -75.087  18 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 2 12 22 32 39 1993  51.622 -175.991  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 2 12  7  4 41 1994  48.930 -129.410  16 5.3   Vancouver Island area

 2 12 20 13 37 1995  59.400 -153.100 110 6.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, Homer, Jenai and vicinity. Also felt at Port Alsworth, Seward, Palmer, Fairbanks and Kodiak.

 

 2 12 12 11 37 1999  51.667 -173.802  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 11  1  0  0 1716 -13.700  -76.000  50 8.6   Central Peru

 

Felt with intensity IX-X at Lima and the town of Torata and Tacna. Those towns were nearly ruined with many killed.

 

 2 11  0  0  0 1875  20.700 -103.400   0 7.5   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Damaging at San Cristobal de La Barranca.

 

 2 11 20 32  0 1893 -40.750  174.000   5 7.2   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Felt from Auckland on North Island to Dunedin, South Island. Maximum intensity at Nelson estimated at VIII. Chimneys fell in Wellington and Nelson and Wanganui.

 

 2 11  7  1  5 1952  -5.500  110.000 660 7.0   So. of Java

 2 11  0 30 18 1954  38.800  101.200  33 7.2   So. China

 

Earthquake rocked western Inner Mongolia north of Chan-yeh and Ningsia.

 

 2 11 22  8 55 1969  41.400   79.200  33 7.1   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

Followed by strong aftershock sequence.

 

 2 11 22 16 14 1969  -6.701  126.846 450 7.0    Banda Sea

 

Note that this earthquake occurred within about 1 minute of the arrival of the p-wave from the Xinjiang quake arrived at the hypocenter.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 11 21  5 23 1949  36.983 -117.805   8 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in northern Inyo County where pipes were cracked at Corcoran. Cracks in the City Hall at Bakersfield enlarged. The elevator banged against the walls. A rock slab at Ash Mountain cracked. Plaster cracked at Big Pine. Walls and brick were damaged at Olancha. Power lines and telephone poles fell at Hanford.

 

 2 11  2 57 46 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 5.1   So. California

 2 11  5 19  0 1956  31.700 -115.900   0 5.0   So. California

 2 11  6 11 24 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 5.0   So. California

 2 11  6 24 25 1956  31.583 -115.666  16 5.4   So. California

 2 11 17  5 56 1957  47.500 -121.700   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Damage occurred to plaster walls at North Bend and Snoqualmie. A chimney cracked at Fall City.

 

 2 11 21 52 17 1965  31.600 -113.900  33 5.6   SW U.S.A

 2 11 12 55 54 1971  51.218 -177.187  53 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 11 18 59 42 1985  57.550 -154.280  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 2 11 20 36  6 1985  52.870 -168.970  65 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2 11  1 15 57 1986  41.634 -125.353  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 2 11 22 11 23 1992  51.520 -174.690  39 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 11 22 32 26 1992  51.521 -174.613  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 11 14 59 50 1994  42.764 -110.995   5 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with minor damage at Afton, Auburn and Grover, Wyoming. Also felt at Etna,

Bedford, Thayne, Kemmerer, Green River, Rock Springs, WY. Felt in Idaho with maximum intensity V at Montpelier and with maximum intensity III in Utah at Clearfield and Ogden. Felt as far as Salt Lake City.

 

 2 11 21 50 34 2001  56.928 -153.285  15 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Kodiak. Also felt at Old Harbor.

 

 2 11 21 00 23 2005  60.104 -139.343  15 5.4   Southeastern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Yakutat and (III) at Haines. Also felt at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 2 11 21 29 33 2005  60.110 -139.348  11 5.0   Southeastern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Yakutat.

 

 2 11 15 34 48 2007  43.481 -127.363  10 5.0   Off ocast of Oregon

 2 11 18 29 31 2008  32.439 -115.317   2 5.1   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt at Ensenada and San Luis Rio Colorado. Also felt (V) at Calexico and (IV) at El Centro, Holtville and Imperial; (III) at Brawley, Chula Vista, Coronado, Heber, La Jolla, La Mesa, San Diego and Winterhaven, California. Felt in much of southern California, as far northwest as San Fernando. Felt (IV) at Yuma and(III) at Somerton and Wellton, Arizona. Felt widely in southwestern Arizona, as far north as Parker and as far east as Tucson.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 10  0  0  0 1856  -2.900  -79.000   0 7.1   Ecuador

 

Strongly felt at Cuenca. Destroyed nearly all the buildings in that city.

 

 2 10  4 39  0 1928  17.800  -97.600 100 7.7   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage in Oaxaca, Colima, Puebla, Guerrero and Morelos, Mexico.

 

 2 10  6 34 25 1931  -5.300  102.500  60 7.1   So. of Sumatera

 2 10 15 35  0 1939 -45.000  167.000   5 7.0   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Tuatapere and Milford Sound. Also felt in Otago, Southland and Stewart Island.

 

 2 10  4 57 56 1945  41.300  142.500  50 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Minor earthquake damage in Aomori Prefecture. Two were killed, two houses destroyed. A minor tsunami was generated with height 35 cm at Hachinohe.

 

 2 10 11 15 22 1989   2.310  126.690  33 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt at Manado and Bitung, Sulawesi.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2 10 12  0  0 1661  45.500  -73.000   0 5.7   New England

 

Violent in the St. Lawrence Valley. Felt at Montreal, Quebec and Roxbury, MA.

 

 2 10  0  0  0 1728  42.800  -70.800   0 5.0   New England

 

Aftershock.

 

 2 10 18 31  0 1914  44.980  -76.920   0 5.5   New York State

 

Strongly felt in Lanark, Ontario and in Albany, N. Y. Buildings swayed and pictures were thrown from walls. Many were frightened. One man was killed in a cave-in at Birmington, N.Y. Pipes broke at Canton. Strongly felt at Geneva. A crack was formed near Johnson City. At Syracuse items were thrown from shelves. Also felt in Boston, Rochester, New Haven, Pennsylvania, Quebec (Montreal) and west fo Lake Huron.

 

 2 10  4 18 15 1956  31.583 -115.666  16 5.0   So. California

 2 10 15  9 29 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 5.0   So. California

 2 10 18 12 53 1956  31.750 -115.917  10 6.0   So. California

 2 10 14  3 31 1975  60.112 -153.482 160 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity II at Anchorage and Palmer.

 

 2 10 16 51 21 1984  28.292 -112.143   3 6.2   Gulf of California

 2 10 21  5  6 2001  34.290 -116.946   9 5.1   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Big Bear City and IV in surrounding area. Felt throughout large portion of southern California from Los Angeles to Twentynine Palms and from Barstow to San Diego.

 

 2 10 20 33 51 2004  59.373 -152.028  65 5.6   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC data) Felt (V) at Cooper Landing, Kenai and Talkeetna; (IV) at Anchorage, Anchor Point, Homer, Ninilchik, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna and Whittier;(III) at Chugiak, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Nikiski and Sutton; (II) at Elmendorf AFB, Kodiak, Valdez and Wasilla.

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  9  7 35  0 1902 -20.000 -174.000  60 7.8   Tonga Islands

 2  9 18 13  0 1908  26.000  100.000  60 7.3   Myanmar

 2  9 12 58 19 1948  35.410   27.200  30 7.2   Aegean Sea

 

Felt strongly in the Dodecanese Islands.

 

 2  9 14 54 22 1948   0.000  122.500 160 7.2   Celebes Sea

 2  9 23 55 49 1960  -4.000  128.000 100 7.0   Ceram area

 2  9 15 24 45 1967   2.930  -74.830  36 7.1   Colombia

 

Destructive in Colombia where 98 were killed and 300 injured. 13 were killed in Bogota by falling balconies, cornices and construction. Damage at Bogota estimated at $200,000. Severe in Huila Province and at Neiva where 30% of buildings required repair after the earthquake. 60% of houses in Campoalegre,

Vegalarga, Pitalito and Rivera were destroyed. 14 churches were damaged

 or destroyed. Total damage estimated at $20 million. Many landslides were observed.

 

 2  9 21 35 13 1978 -30.683 -177.358  33 7.7   So. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  9 12  6  0 1890  33.500 -116.500   0 6.0   So. California

 

Felt strongly in southern California. At Pomona windows broke. Als felt at

Los Angeles and San Diego. Probably on the San Jacinto Fault.

 

 2  9 11  5  0 1928  49.000 -125.300   0 5.8   Vancouver Island area

 

Felt strongly at Victoria, Alberni, Bamfield and Pachena Point. A loud earthquake noise was heard at Alberni. A small tsunami was reported at Bamfield. Felt slightly at Vancouver and Nanaimo. Also felt at Abbotsford, Duncan, and the Destruction Islands.

 

 2  9  9 20 45 1934  37.400 -118.400   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Bishop, Benton and Douglas Flat. Also felt at Broken Hills and Mason, NV. Felt also in the Manteca, Mendoza and Modesto areas.

 

 2  9  9 44  8 1941  40.500 -125.367   0 6.6   Off Coast of No. California

 2  9  9 44 42 1941  40.700 -125.400   0 6.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Plaster cracked at the Punta Gorda lighthouse. Felt also in southern Oregon.

 

 2  9 14 32 38 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 6.8   So. California

 2  9 15  1 33 1956  31.600 -115.700   0 5.3   So. California

 2  9 15 24 26 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 6.1   So. California

 2  9 16 29 53 1956  31.600 -115.700  16 5.8   So. California

 2  9 16 59 53 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 5.7   So. California

 2  9 18 48 45 1956  31.750 -115.916  16 5.7   So. California

 

Earthquake swarm in the Alamo region of Baja, California. Maximum intensity VI. A new fault line 18 mile long formed near Alamo. Water was heated to 80 degree F. along the fault line. Minor damage occurred to windows, plaster and merchandize throughout much of southern California to Yuma, Arizona.

 

 2  9 16 38  7 1957  41.167 -126.300  10 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 2  9  4 42 35 1959  50.500 -177.500   0 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  9 14  0 41 1971  34.400 -118.434   9 6.2   So. California

 

The San Fernando earthquake. Maximum intensity VI when the Olive View Hospital was destroyed. 58 killed of which 49 were at the San Fernando Veterans Ad. Hospital. More than 2,000 injured. Damage estimated at more than $500 million. The near-failure  of the Lower Van Norman Dam caused evacuation of thousands. Electrical and utilities were completely disrupted. Ground faulting was observed

in the San Fernando area and landslides were common. Highway overpasses, railroads, pipelines were severely damaged by slides. Roads were blocked by rockfalls.

 

 2  9 14  9 41 1971  34.411 -118.401   8 6.4   So. California

 2  9 14 34 36 1971  34.333 -118.633   1 5.0   So. California

 2  9 14 43 47 1971  34.308 -118.454   6 5.2   So. California

 2  9 15 58 21 1971  34.333 -118.316  14 5.1   So. California

 

Aftershocks of the San Fernando earthquake.

 

 2  9 21  2 14 1986  53.400 -171.200   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  9  4 21 21 1989  52.078 -169.961  19 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2  9  7 49 18 1992  51.494 -178.389  35 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 2  9 11 55 40 1993  52.800 -169.960   7 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2  9 21 38  2 1993  51.576 -176.219  45 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 2 09 07 12 05 2008  32.456 -115.315   2 5.1   Baja California

 

Two bridges slightly damaged and power outages and disruption of cellular telephone service at Mexicali. Felt (VI) at Mexicali. Also felt at Ensenada, Tecate and Tijuana. Felt (V) at Calexico and Heber; (IV) at Brawley, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial and Winterhaven; (III) at Blythe, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Niland, Oceanside, Pine Valley, San Diego and Westmorland; (II) at Aliso Viejo, Campo, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Indian Wells, Indio, Jamul, La Jolla, La Mesa, La Quinta, Ladera Ranch, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Clemente, San Marcos, Santee and Spring Valley, California. Felt throughout southern California from Palm Springs to Calexico and from San Diego to Winterhaven. Felt (IV) at Yuma and (III) at Somerton and Wellton, Arizona. Also felt at Cibola, Parker, Peoria and Tempe, Arizona. 

 

2 09 12 12 07 2016  51.304  179.699  57 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  8  5  0  0 1570 -36.750  -73.000   0 8.3   Central Chile

 

Felt with intensity IX in the Conception, Penco, Chile region. Limited damage. Up to 2000 killed. At the time Conception was a frontier town with a few dozen houses. When the earthquake occurred it was Ash Wednesday and all townspeople were congregated at the church. The ground fissured and houses fell. Sulphurous smelling water exuded from ground fissures. The tsunami started out as a flooding wave and then withdrew more than usual. Upon returning it submerged the town. The population had withdrawn to higher ground before the larger tsunamis arrived and few were killed.

 

 2  8 15 40  0 1843  16.500  -61.500  33 8.3   Leeward Islands

 

Felt with intensity IX in  Guadeloupe and Pointe-a-Pitre and Montserrat, Antilles. Great damage.

 

 2  8 15 17 49 1926  13.000  -89.000  60 7.1   Coast of Central America

 2  8  0  0  0 1954 -29.000  -70.500   0 7.7   Coast Central Chile

 2  8 21  4 22 1971 -63.500  -61.200  33 7.1   Southern  Ocean

 

The strongest earthquake ever observed in the South Shetland Islands. Felt in the Argentine Islands. Crevasses were formed in the Argentine Islands.

 

 2  8 18 33 58 1987  -6.088  147.689  55 7.6   New Ireland

 

Three killed on the Huan Peninsula where a landslide caused damage with intensity VI. At least 200 were left homeless with maximum intensity VII. Liquefaction, landslides and fissuring was observed on Malai and Umboi Islands. Felt in New Britain and at Port Moresby, New Guinea.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  8 11 30  0 1855  46.000  -64.500   0 5.2   E. of Maine

 

Felt in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine. Strongly felt at Moncton and Dorchester, New Brunswick. Brick buildings and windows were damaged.

 

 2  8  0  0  0 1928  45.300  -69.000   0 5.0   Maine

 

Plaster Walls cracked at Milo, Maine. Small items fell from shelves. Two aftershocks followed.

 

 2  8  6 39 26 1939  49.080 -128.040   0 6.5   Vancouver Island area

 2  8  8  5  9 1940  39.750 -121.150  35 5.9   Central California

 

Damage occurred to chimneys and windows in the Chico and Grass Valley areas.

 

 2  8 19 17 11 1970  50.578 -172.372  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  8  2 29 11 1971  51.287 -178.829  44 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity I at Adak.

 

 2  8 11 39 60 1975  67.600 -160.137   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 2  8 19 24 10 1979  52.178 -179.029 156 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  8  6 58 17 1985  35.452 -118.898  11 5.0   So. California

 

Felt over an area of about 15,000 sq. km. Windows cracked and objects overturned at Arvin, Bakersfield,  Delkern. Plaster cracked at Kern City. Objects swung at Lamont. Also felt throughout much of southern California.

 

 2  8  5 16 11 1994  51.400 -173.600  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2 08 22 02 01 2011  43.541 -127.313  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Felt at Coos Bay and Gold Beach.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  7 15  0  0 1793  40.085  139.095   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt at Tugaro and Honshu, Japan. 11-12 killed with limited damage. A tsunami was generated.

 

 2  7  9 45  0 1812  36.600  -89.600   0 8.7   New Madrid area

 

Felt with intensity XII in the New Madrid, MO area. Largest of three events

of M>=8 in the area during the winter of 1811-1912. The third New Madrid Earthquake - of similar intensity to the event of Dec. 16, 1811 and Jan. 23, 1812.  Chimneys fell and houses heaved. The shocks were accompanied by low rumbling earthquake noises. The ground was observed to rise and fall as earth waves, like the long swell of the sea. These waves bent trees and opened the soil in cracks. Landslides were considerable and  large areas were uplifted. Water emerged from fissures and other others sank. A great wave was generated on the Mississippi River which overwhelmed many boats and carried trees into the river. One person was killed in this largely unsettled region. Trees fell as far away as Texas where the Red River was dammed from a forest of fallen trees. This "Red River Dam" persisted in the River for the next sixty years until it was dynamited out leading to the opening of the are for settlement. All the houses at New Madrid were destroyed. Foreshocks occurred in the later 1700's leading Indians to predict a great earthquake in the area. Several persons were drowned by the great wave. Felt as far as Boston, Massachusetts. At Washington, D.C.

people were greatly frightened. Phenomena included sand blows, water and mud ejection from fissures, sand sloughs, water waves, caving of river banks and earthquake noises. Strong earthquakes have occurred with inter-event times in the area between 500-1000 years.

 

 

 2  7  7 36  0 1897  40.000  140.000  60 8.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 2  7  5 20 30 1918   6.500  126.500 120 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt strongly in Mindanao, Philippines.

 

 2  7 17 16  2 1940  51.500  175.000  70 7.0   Rat Islands

 2  7  8 40 35 1947 -10.000  161.500  50 7.0   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 2  7  9 36 54 1959  -3.700  -81.700   0 7.4   Ecuador

 

Felt strongly at Guayaquil.

 

 2  7 21 33 21 1984 -10.012  160.469  18 7.7   Solomon Islands

 

 

Damage occurred in southern Guadalcanaal where it was felt with intensity

 VI at Honiara. Also felt at Rabaul, New Britain. Landslides accompanied the quake.

 

 2  7 21 36 46 1996  45.324  149.892  43 7.2   So. Kurils

 

Minor damage with intensity V on Iturup. Also felt at Kurilsk, Kunashir and Sinmushir and Urup.

 

 2  7  2 42 35 2004  -4.003  135.023  10 7.3   Near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia

 

Aftershock of strong M 7.0 on Feb. 5, 2004 which killed at least 37 and destroyed more than 2000 buildings. Additional damage occurred in the Nabire area.

 

Additional damage in the Nabire area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  7 15  0  0 1663  47.600  -70.100   0 5.5   New England

 

Aftershock  of the strong earthquake on the St. Lawrence River on Feb. 5, 1663.

 

 2  7  9 45  0 1812  36.600  -89.600   0 8.7   New Madrid area

 

Felt with intensity XII in the New Madrid, MO area. Largest of three events

of M>=8 in the area during the winter of 1811-1912. The third New Madrid Earthquake - of similar intensity to the event of Dec. 16, 1811 and Jan. 23, 1812.  Chimneys fell and houses heaved. The shocks were accompanied by low rumbling earthquake noises. The ground was observed to rise and fall as earth waves, like the long swell of the sea. These waves bent trees and opened the soil in cracks. Landslides were considerable and  large areas were uplifted. Water emerged from fissures and other others sank. A great wave was generated on the Mississippi River which overwhelmed many boats and carried trees into the river. One person was killed in this largely unsettled region. Trees fell as far away as Texas where the Red River was dammed from a forest of fallen trees. This "Red River Dam" persisted in the River for the next sixty years until it was dynamited out leading to the opening of the are for settlement. All the houses at New Madrid were destroyed. Foreshocks occurred in the later 1700's leading Indians to predict a great earthquake in the area. Several persons were drowned by the great wave. Felt as far as Boston, Massachusetts. At Washington, D.C.

people were greatly frightened. Phenomena included sand blows, water and mud ejection from fissures, sand sloughs, water waves, caving of river banks and earthquake noises. Strong earthquakes have occurred with inter-event times in the area between 500-1000 years.

 

2  7  5 55  0 1896  48.300 -124.300   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Houses shook at East Clallam, WA. No damage. Felt also at Neah Bay Reservation,

Tatoosh Island and at sea on Neah Bay.

 

 2  7  4 41 34 1937  40.500 -125.250   0 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

 

Northwest of Ferndale, CA with slight damage reported near Humboldt Bay.

 

 2  7 11 30 41 1965  53.300 -161.900  10 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 2  7 14 53 14 1967  56.661 -157.177  63 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 2  7  8 35 30 1968  43.600 -127.300  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 2  7 21 25 45 1969  40.400 -124.500   6 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage reported at Ferndale, Honeydew, Petrolia, Rio Dell and Scotia.

 

 2  7  2 29 28 1971  51.356 -176.718  50 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage on Adak Island. Felt with intensity V on Adak.

 

 2  7  2 42  4 1971  51.162 -177.075  49 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 2  7  2 53  8 1971  51.225 -176.942  21 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  7  3 19 13 1971  51.280 -176.920  21 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 2  7  3 21  0 1971  51.035 -177.084  43 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 2  7  6  7 13 1982  51.704 -176.857  60 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 2  7 19 18 17 1982  29.035 -113.053  10 5.6   Gulf of California

 2  7  9 27 44 1985  51.566 -173.863  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  7  3 45 16 1987  32.506 -115.267   6 5.5   So. California

 

Felt strongly at Mexicali, Mexico. Intensity V at El Centro and IV at HEber,  Holtville, Palo Verde and Westmorland. Also felt at San Luis and Yuma, Arizona.

 

 2  7 12 29  2 1987  52.566 -168.311  33 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2  7  8 46 57 1988  60.382 -153.241 130 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area.

 

 2  7  6  4 21 1991  66.357 -147.963  10 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Beaver, Eielson AFB, Ester, Fairbanks, North Pole,

and Rampart. Felt also at Fort Yukon.

 

 2  7 12 56  0 1993  51.200 -178.100  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  7 16 29 11 1993  49.164 -129.018  10 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 2  7 21 19  7 1996  55.265 -156.479  20 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 2 07 10 34 04 2003  31.628 -115.511   7 5.0   Baja California

 

Felt at Mexicali. Felt (IV) at El Centro, Heber and Ocotillo;(III) at Boulevard, Calexico, Campo, La Jolla and San Diego; (II) at Alpine, El Cajon, Escondido and Lakeside, California.

 

 2 07 06 23 32 2005  51.240 -131.150  10 5.2   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  6  0  0  0 1716 -17.200  -71.200  40 8.8   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Many killed, limited damage in the region of Pueblo de Torata in Tacna. Damage also occurred at Lima and Arequipa.

 

 2  6 11 42 18 1914  29.500   65.000 100 7.0   Pakistan

 2  6 21 51 19 1916  48.500  178.500  60 7.7   NE Pacific

 2  6 13  7 23 1964  55.720 -155.950  13 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Plaster cracked on Sitkinak Islands. Walls and windows creaked. Also felt at Chignik.

 

 2  6 10 37 10 1973  31.398  100.581  33 7.7   So. China

 

This earthquake occurred in the mountains of Szechwan. Damage occurred to houses over a wide area and casualties were reported. A fault trace occurred cutting across roads and topographic features.

 

 2  6 13 16 18 1987  37.470  141.720  36 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Felt with intensity V at Onahama. Also felt from Hikone, Honshu and Hokkaido and as far as Oshima and Hachijo-jima. A minor tsunami was generated with maximum height 12 cm at Onahama.

 

 2  6 21 47 59 1999 -12.853  166.697  90 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

 2 06 01 12 25 2013 -10.799  165.114  24 7.9   Santa Cruz Islands

 

Nine people killed, 17 injured, 5 missing and at least 684 houses destroyed or damaged in several villages on Nendo; 1 person killed, 1 injured and at least 39 houses destroyed or damaged in several villages on Tomotu Noi. All casualties and most of the damage were caused by a strong tsunami.  The dock at Lata Wharf was damaged by the tsunami then damaged further by shaking in subsequent aftershocks.  Felt (VIII) at Lata. Also felt at Honiara and Kirakira. Felt at Port-Olry and Port-Vila, Vanuatu.  The tsunami was recorded with the following amplitudes(one half peak-to-trough in centimeters) at these selected tide stations: 104 at Lata Wharf and 10 at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 77 at Hienghene, 57 at Ouinne, 51 at Mare Island and 48 at Lifou Island, New Caledonia; 40 at Cape Ferguson and 24 at Rosslyn Bay, Australia; 33 at Port-Vila and 27 at Luganville, Vanuatu; 38 at Aburatsu, 19 on Chichi Jima and 18 at Kushimoto, Japan; 18 at Korotiti Bay, 13 at Port Taranaki and 12 at Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  6 15  0  0 1663  47.600  -70.100   0 5.0   New England

 

Aftershock  of the strong earthquake on the St. Lawrence River on Feb. 5, 1663.

 

 2  6  0  0  0 1855  42.000  -74.000   0 5.0   New York State

 2  6 21 55  0 1896  48.300 -124.300   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Houses shook at East Clallam, WA. No damage. Felt also at Neah Bay Reservation, Tatoosh Island and at sea on Neah Bay.

 

 2  6 14 33  5 1959  51.720 -176.020  44 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  6 13 13 44 1964  55.750 -155.880  26 5.9   Alaska Peninsula

 

Plaster cracked on Sitkinak Islands. Walls and windows creaked. Also felt at Chignik.

 

 2  6  1 40 35 1965  53.140 -161.850  43 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Cold Bay and at the Scotch Cap Light Station on Unimak Island.

 

 2  6 16 50 29 1965  53.260 -161.740  33 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt by many at Colbd Bay. Buildings swayed slightly.

 

 2  6 23 28  8 1966  60.400 -152.300  91 5.3   Central Alaska

 

Reported felt at Anchorage, Homer and Fairbanks.  Followed by a second lighter earthquake.

 

 2  6  3 26 35 1967  60.130 -152.750 105 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Nenana, Fort Greeley, Murphy Dome and Eielson AFB where many were  awakened. Felt over an area of about 20,000 sq. miles.

 

 2  6  9 33 47 1969  51.710 -176.240  60 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Glassware broke at Adak. Mirrors broke and plaster cracked. Damage  confined to a 10 sq. mile radius on Adak.

 

 2  6  4  4  7 1974  53.799 -164.672   2 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Small objects moved at Cold Bay.

 

 2  6 10 43 40 1980  51.794 -173.187  32 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  6 12  2  1 1982  41.197 -125.371  20 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Also felt at Crescent City and Rio Dell with maximum intensity IV.

 

 2  6 15 14 59 1986  67.876 -156.264  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

 2  6  5 10  1 1988  53.642 -167.090  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2  6 12  3 57 1993  50.730 -176.410  63 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 2  6  3 28 16 1994  53.280 -171.150  25 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  6  5 55  9 1994  51.990 -170.260  41 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 2 06 17 18 45 2002  61.171 -149.728  35 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt(V) at Anchorage, Eagle River and Elemdorf AFB; (IV) at Girdwood, Palmer, Wasilla and Willow. Felt throughout south-central Alaska.

 

 2 06 17 19 28 2002  61.181 -149.726  36 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt strongly in the Anchorage area.

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  5 22 30  0 1663  47.600  -70.100   0 7.0   New England

 

A very severe earthquake near Three Rivers, Quebec. Important landslides occurred which created subsequent waterfalls in the area. Landslides hit the St. Lawrence river and it stayed muddy for months. French priests indicate that entire forests were thrown into the River. Felt sharply in New England. At Massachusetts Bay houses were shaken and pewter fell from shelves. Chimneys were thrown down and much property damage occurred throughout New England and Quebec.

 

 2  5  2 23 34 1938   4.500  -76.300 160 7.0   Colombia

 

Felt with maximum intensity VIII but may have reached intensity X in the northern portions. Severe damage at Tamesis, Aguadas, El Jardin and Valparaiso, Colombia. Two people were killed.     Damage was strongest in the mountains and the quake was felt from Ecuador to the Pacific coast in the Department of Galdas. A ground fissure was observed.

 

 2  5  1 23 36 1950 -48.500  164.000  33 7.1   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Felt in parts of Otago and Southland.

 

 2  5 22  5 58 1970  12.600  122.100  11 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Damage with intensity VI at Romblon. Three killed and many injured at San Augustin. Also felt at Aurora, Alabat, Calapan. An aftershock on Feb. 6 was strongly felt at Romblon.

 

 2  5 22 51  5 1995 -37.759  178.752  21 7.5   North Island, N.Z.

 

Felt over much of North Island and as far south as Christchurch on South Islands and on Chatham Islands south of New Zealand.

 

 2  5 21 05 03 2004  -3.615  135.538  17 7.0   Papua, Indonesia

 

At least 37 were killed and nearly 700 injured. At least 2500 buildings were damaged or destroyed along with 9 bridges. The airport runway was damaged at Nabire. Felt at Nabire, Knarotali and Manokwari.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  5 22 30  0 1663  47.600  -70.100   0 7.0   New England

 

A very severe earthquake near Three Rivers, Quebec. Important landslides occurred which created subsequent waterfalls in the area. Landslides hit the St. Lawrence river and it stayed muddy for months. French priests indicate that entire forests were thrown into the River. Felt sharply in New England. At Massachusetts Bay houses were shaken and pewter fell from shelves. Chimneys were thrown down and much property damage occurred throughout New England and Quebec.

 

 2  5  4 48  0 1931  35.100 -106.600   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt strongly at Albuquerque, New Mexico. People panicked and ran from houses and theaters. Buildings were damaged and landslides were observed.

 

 2  5 13 33  6 1941  31.700 -115.100  16 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at San Diego.

 

 2  5  6 14  0 1947  36.233 -120.650   0 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI near Coaling and Lonoak. Many were alarmed. Buildings swayed and plaster cracked. Beds and furniture were moved about. At King City items swayed. Also felt at Kettleman City, Avenal, Huron, Parkfield, San Ardo and Westhaven.

 

 2  5  1  4 50 1959  57.400 -156.900  70 6.6   Alaska Peninsula

 2  5  7 33 28 1971  51.750 -130.649  18 5.7   British Colombia

 2  5  2 25 22 1974  62.703 -148.854  75 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at the Gold Creek station on the Alaska Railroad.

 

 2  5  9 36 36 1976  59.985 -149.348  35 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Seward.

 

 2  5 10 52  3 1981  50.155 -176.311  36 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  5 13 13 42 1992  52.330 -170.350  41 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  5 23 49  8 1994  51.590 -169.820  14 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2  5  1 55 38 1996  55.310 -156.520  16 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 2  5 19 29  4 1997  51.783 -131.068  10 5.2   British Colombia

 2  5 18 33  8 1998  58.340 -138.530  10 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 2  5  3 49  7 2001  64.433 -131.149  10 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 2 05 08 17 01 2006  66.297 -142.686   9 5.4   Northern Alaska

 

Felt(III) at Fairbanks.

 

 2 05 16 15 17 2006  59.394 -151.747  47 5.0   Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

 

Felt (V) at Homer; (IV) at Anchor Point, Clam Gulch and Soldotna; (III) at Kasilof, Kenai, Seward and Sterling. Also felt at Anchorage, Chugiak and Eagle River.

 

 2 05 16 43 32 2006  66.315 -142.555   1 5.1   Northern Alaska

 

Felt at Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright and North Pole.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  4 12 30  0 1797  -1.700  -78.700   0 8.3   Ecuador

 

Total destruction in Chimborazo province especially at Riobamba. More than 1000 were killed with great damage at Ambato and Latacunga where many buildings were destroyed.

 

 2  4  3  0  0 1867  38.400   20.200 100 7.9   No. Greece

 

Severe damage at Cephalonia, Greece with maximum intensity XI-X. 200-225 were killed. Felt over a radius of about 800 km on the Paliki Peninsula.

 

 2  4 15 50  0 1888  41.500  142.500  60 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 2  4 14  0  0 1910 -17.000  168.000  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 2  4  8 22 44 1921  15.000  -91.000 120 7.5   Guatemala

 2  4  5  1 22 1965  51.290  178.550  36 8.2   Rat Islands

 

Mainshock in a long series which ruptured the Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands for about 500 km length. 870 shocks occurred over a period of 45 days of which 35 were M>=6. This event was felt strongly at Shemya Air Force Base and damaged occurred to the runway and to some buildings. A ship near the eastern portion of the rupture zone - the "Ohio" felt the quake as a seaquake. A tsunami was generated with maximum amplitude of 3.1 m at Attu and was observed as far as Samoa.

 

 2  4  8 40 41 1965  51.300  179.500  40 7.3   Rat Islands

 

Strong aftershock of the earlier event in the Rat Islands on Feb. 4, 1965.

 

 2  4 15 33 29 1971   0.647   98.838  33 7.1   So. Sumatera

 

Damaging in northern Sumatra. Damage occurred to brick buildings at Sibolga, North Sumatra. Damage also occurred at Paasaman, Natal, Pinangsore, Sibolga and Pasir Ulu. Fissures were observed in Sibolga and hot springs formed at Tarutung. Felt in most of north Sumatra and as far east as Singapore.

 

 

 2  4 11 36  8 1975  40.641  122.580  33 7.4   NE China

 

Considerable damage in the region of southern Liaoning province. Damage was particularly strong at the industrial towns of Ying-Kou and Haicheng. Number of victims was not known but was minimized by an earthquake warning. Felt as far as Beijing and at Seoul, South Korea where there was minor damage. Also felt at Primorsky, Russia and Kyushu, Japan. Chinese authorities issued an earthquake prediction for the area based on a migration of seismic foci that had been observed in the  previous two years and appeared to pass through this region. Small earthquakes and abnormal animal behavior in the weeks before the earthquake which intensified in early February along with an increase in Radon in the groundwater brought about the warning. A strong increase in telluric currents was also observed. The population was evacuated from their homes about five hours prior to the earthquake. While much damage occurred little loss of life resulted.

 

 

 2  4  9  1 43 1976  15.324  -89.101   5 7.5   Guatemala

 

This was a strike-slip rupture which was felt over an area of at least 100,000 sq. km. on the Motagua fault. The quake killed at least 22,700 and injured  more than 75,000. Losses were estimated at $1.1 billion U.S. dollars. Ground breakage occurred over 240 km, the longest rupture in America since the San Francisco quake of 1906. Maximum slippage occurred north of Guatemala City. Landslides were extensive and blocked railroads and communications in the Guatemala highlands. The quake was felt with maximum intensity IX in Mixco and sections of Guatemala City and Gualan. Many communities and towns were completely destroyed in an area around the fault of 1700 sq. km. Buildings near the fault suffered little damage, but those at a distance from the fault were completely destroyed. Many modern "earthquake resistant" structures collapsed. All houses in the towns of San Pedro Sacatepequez, El Jicaro, Sumpango, Tecpan dna Gualan were destroyed.

 

 2  4 10 37 47 1997  37.661   57.291  10 7.1   No. Iran

 

Preceded by a foreshock of M 5.5 in northeastern Iran. This event killed about 100 while injuring more than 2000. More than 16,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Bojnurd and Shirvan areas of Iran. Estimated damage $30 million. Felt throughout northeastern Iran.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  4  5  0  0 1883  42.300  -85.600   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Felt in northern Indiana and southern Michigan near Kalamazoo, Mich. Windows were cracked and chimneys damaged at Kalamazoo. Felt as far as St. Louis, MO and at Bloomington, ILL.

 

 2  4 20 37 43 1918  52.280 -118.370   0 6.0   Alberta

 

Felt at Revelstoke and felt slightly at Alvert Canyon, Beavermouth, Malakwa and Vernon.

 

 2  4 10 32 45 1937  48.850 -129.430   0 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 2  4  3 44 48 1946  53.000 -176.000 160 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  4  8  6 34 1958  57.950  -52.410   0 5.0   Labrador Basin

 2  4 17 50 43 1965  51.900 -175.200  25 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  4  1 32 52 1975  48.213 -114.110   8 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Minor damage occurred at Kalispell, Creston and Martin City, Montana. Felt also in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

 

 2  4  9 47 49 1975  63.050 -151.016 146 5.0   Central Alaska

 2  4  0  4 58 1976  34.655 -112.500  12 5.2   SW U.S.A

 

Minor damage occurred in Arizona in the Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Miller Valley and Paulden. Strongly felt in Prescott. Felt from Yuma to Tucson. Also felt north at Falstaff.

 

 2  4  7 56 27 1979  51.076 -179.104  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  4 21 25 41 1979  42.292 -149.287  10 5.2   Gulf of Alaska

 2  4  4 42 56 1981  52.910 -163.460   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 2  4  2 42 12 1994  42.709 -111.026   5 5.2   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with intensity IV at Soda Springs. Also felt at Grace and Montpelier, Idaho. Also felt lightly at Freedom and Green River, WY and in Idaho at Idaho Falls, Lava Hot Springs. Felt at Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 2  4  9 12 56 1999  54.191 -162.301  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Cold Bay and False Pass.

 

 2 04 09 46 11 2007  51.853 -176.262  46 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 2 04 20 20 21 2010  40.412 -124.961  23 5.9   Off Coast of Northern California

 

Felt (V) at Petrolia; (IV) at Bayside, Ferndale, Fortuna, Hydesville, Loleta, Rio Dell, Scotia and Whitethorn; (III) in the Albion-Orick area. Felt (II) at Brookings and Grant Pass, Oregon. Felt in much of northern California and parts of western Oregon from the San Francisco Bay area to the Portland area and as far east as Portola, California.

 

2 04 20 05 31 2012  48.887 -127.906  14 5.7   Off Vancouver Island, B.C.

 

Felt (II) at Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria. Also felt at Courtenay, Gold River, Port Alberni, Powell River and Ucluelet. Felt (II) at Bellingham, Washington. Also felt at Aberdeen, Arlington, Bothell, Greenbank, Lopez Island, Mount Vernon, Port Angeles, Seattle, Sedro Woolley and Snohomish.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  3  0  0  0 1605  34.300  140.400   0 7.9   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Also given date as Jan. 31. 700 houses - 41% of the town of Hiro was destroyed. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away Hito and drowned 3600 in Shishikui, Awa with maximum height 7 meters. 50 were drowned at Sakihama and 350 more at Kannoura. More than 5,000 drowned in the area. To the east om tje Emjimada area castles at Tawara in Atsumi and Kakegawa were destroyed. 80% of the houses at Ari were washed away in the tsunami which hit the coast from Ise Shima to Boso. More than 1,000 people were drowned in this area.

 

 2  3 20  0  0 1610   8.300  -71.900  30 7.9   Colombia

 

Moderate damage with intensity up to VII to IX at La Grita, Bailadores, and Merida, Venezuela. Up to 60 killed.

 

 2  3  0  0  0 1906   3.500  -76.200   0 7.6   Colombia

 

Primarily felt in the region of Palmira with intensity V. Also felt in other towns in the vicinity with intensity IV.

 

 2  3 19 34 57 1907  -6.000  148.000  60 7.2   New Ireland

 2  3 16  1 46 1923  53.000  161.000  20 8.3   E. of Kamchatka

 

Followed by a great earthquake in the area on Feb. 4. Tha earthquake triggered a strong tsunami which washed houses away at Kolgir Bay and Semljachik. Two were killed in flooding at Ostrovna. At Hawaii the sea recession stranded a ship on the harbor floor and caused up to $1.5 million damage while killing one. Felt with reported intensity X. Hunters noted snowslides, land creeps and fissures. Nomads tents were destroyed at Kronot Bay and it was impossible to stand. Chimneys were destroyed at Ust-Kamchatka and in the Kolygir and Ostravnaya Bays.  Felt strongly at Petropavlovsk, Kozyrevsk anf Klyuchi. Also felt at Tilgil. The tsunami began as a recession and the sea bottom of Kolygir Bay was lain bare for 2 km.

 

 2  3  5 26 20 1939 -10.500  159.000  60 7.1   Solomon Islands

 2  3 21 41 42 1969   4.900  127.400  33 7.0   Halmahera

 

Part of a strong sequence which began on Jan. 31, 1969.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 2  3 20 30  0 1892  45.500 -122.800   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Strong shock at Portland, Oregon. Buildings shook and people panicked into the streets. Felt strongly at Lake Harney, Salem, Astoria, Yaquina Head.

 

 2  3  5  3  0 1916  41.000 -117.800   0 5.9   Montana/Idaho

 

People were awakened at Pauyson, Utah. Some ran into streets. Clocks stopped at Santaquin, Utah.

 

 2  3  3 26  0 1933  37.333 -118.833  16 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Benton, Big Creek and Laws. Felt also in areas near Bishop, Big Pine, Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Visalia.

 

 2  3 12 14 60 1944  60.100 -137.880  15 6.5   Central Alaska

 2  3 12 41 24 1955  44.000 -128.500   0 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 2  3  8 43 36 1964  31.500 -114.200  16 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity III at San Diego. Light objects swayed.

 

 2  3  9 58 16 1979  40.920 -124.420  12 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Store windows and merchandise broke and spilled from shelves in downtown Arcata and Eureka. Quake was felt over 11,000 sq. km of Del Norte, Humboldt,  Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties. Also felt in southern Oregon.

 

 2  3  9 54 55 1990  49.860 -130.860  33 5.4   Vancouver Island area

 2  3 20 13 39 1991  55.800 -156.900   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 2  3  9  5  4 1994  42.762 -110.976   8 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Damage with intensity VII occurred at Afton and Auburn, Wyoming. Damage also at Fairview, Wyoming. Also felt throughout much of southwestern Wyoming. Felt also in Idaho at Idaho Falls, in Utah at Moab, Price, Sandy Salt LAke City, Vernal and in  Colorado at Grand Junction and Hotchkiss.

 

 2  3 15 26 16 1995  41.620 -109.760  24 5.6   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Possible mine collapse at Green River. One miner killed, ten injured. Damage at Green River and Little America. Felt with maximum intensity V at Rock Springs. Felt as far as Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

 2  3 10 24 59 2000  65.015 -154.238   7 6.1   Northern Alaska

 

Felt at Manley Hot Springs and Tanana. Also felt lightly at Fairbanks and Nenana.

 

 2 03 07 21 57 2010  53.815 -163.020  35 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 2 03 07 16 54 2015  52.332 -168.632  16 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2 03 07 27 26 2015  52.305 -168.727  44 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  2 15  0  0 1605  33.050  138.050   0 7.9   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Also given date as Jan. 31. 700 houses - 41% of the town of Hiro was destroyed. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away Hito and drowned 3600 in Shishikui, Awa with maximum height 7 meters 50 were drowned at Sakihama and 350 more at Kannoura. More than 5,000 drowned in the area. To the east om tje Emjimada area castles at Tawara in Atsumi and Kakegawa were destroyed. 80% of the houses at Ari were washed away in the tsunami which hit the coast from Ise Shima to Boso. More than 1,000 people were drowned in this area.

 

 2  2 10 30  0 1879 -53.000  -70.670   0 7.3   So. So. America

 2  2 11 22 18 1920  -4.000  152.500  60 7.7   New Britain

 2  2  5  7 38 1923  53.500  162.000  60 7.2   E. of Kamchatka

 

Followed by a great earthquake in the area on Feb. 4. That earthquake triggered a strong tsunami which washed houses away at Kolgir Bay and Semljachik. Two  were killed in flooding at Ostrovna. At Hawaii the sea recession stranded a ship on the harbor floor and caused up to $1.5 million damage while killing one. Felt with reported intensity X. Hunters noted snowslides, land creeps and fissures. Nomads tents were destroyed at Kronot Bay and it was impossible to stand. Chimneys were destroyed at Ust-Kamchatka and in the Kolygir and Ostravnaya Bays.  Felt strongly at Petropavlovsk, Kozyrevsk anf Klyuchi. Also felt at Tilgil. The tsunami began as a recession and the sea bottom of Kolygir Bay was lain bare for 2 km.

 

 2  2  0  0 19 1929  -1.500  -21.000  60 7.1   Central Mid-Atlantic

 2  2 22 46 42 1931 -39.500  177.000  60 7.9   North Island, N.Z.

 

Also known as the Hawke Bay earthquake. This event caused great damage at Napier, Hastings and neighboring towns and was center close to the city of Napier. Uplift of 6-9 feet was observed along the coast in the Hawkes Bay region. At Napier buildings, bridges, and railways were damaged and water and electrical services were disrupted. Fires followed and did some damage. The harbor (inner and outer) rose by up to 8 feet and had to be dredged to the original depth afterwards. In some areas the depth changed from 42 to 24 feet. Houses on the beach were left far from shore.  One bluff collapsed into the sea and rivers and streams increased flow by  up to 50%. At least 256 were reported killed in Napier, Hastings and Wairoa. In Feb. 17 uplift occurred in Sponge Bay near Gisborne. Workers observed a boulder bank rise out of the sea without warning reaching a height of 7 feet and covering up to 2 acres. .

 

 

 2  2 17 41 29 1949  53.000 -173.000 220 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  2 23 33 39 1950  21.700  100.100   0 7.0   Myanmar

 2  2  8 43 39 1975  53.113  173.497  10 7.6   Rat Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX at Shemya air base where the runway was

cracked and fissured for more than 1000 m. Fissures extended into the tundra with vertical throw of up to 4 cm. Sand fountains were observed. Two hangar doors were damaged at Shemya AFB. A water pipe ruptured. Heavy equipment was moved. Fifteen people were injured. A strong foreshock was recorded.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 2  2  0  0  0 1766  42.000  -68.000   0 5.0   Maine

 2  2  0 11  0 1881  36.000 -120.500   0 5.9   Central California

 

Felt strongly at Salinas (intensity III) and Visalia.

 

 

 2  2 12 52  0 1928  47.800 -121.700   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Generally felt at Startup, WA with a strong shaking and roaring alarming people. Paper and Plaster cracked.

 

 2  2 17 41 29 1949  53.000 -173.000 220 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  2  0  4 16 1961  37.400 -118.500  23 5.3   California/Nevada area

 2  2  0  7 42 1961  37.417 -118.667   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over an area of 13,500 sq. miles with maximum intensity V. Frightened may at Bigpine, Bishop, Laws and Long Valley in California. In Nevada objects were disturbed and a windmill swayed at Dyer.

 

 2  2  6 43 29 1962  36.500  -89.600  25 5.5   New Madrid area

 

Awakened and frightened many in the large area of Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Illinois. Water pipes broke and walls and plaster were cracked at Catron. Chimneys were damaged at Marston. Damage with intensity V occurred in Arkansas and Union City, TN.

 

 2  2  0 48 56 1971  51.717 -173.204  49 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  2 15 55 28 1974  61.602 -147.603  48 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt in Southern Alaska with intensity II. Felt strongly in Anchorage, Palmer and other communities.

 

 2  2  8 43  0 1975  53.100  173.400  10 7.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX at Shemya air base where the runway was  cracked and fissured for more than 1000 m. Fissures extended into the  tundra with vertical throw of up to 4 cm. Sand fountains were observed. Two hangar doors were damaged at Shemya AFB. A water pipe ruptured. Heavy equipment was moved. Fifteen people were injured. A strong foreshock was recorded.

 

 2  2  9 28 34 1982  25.828 -109.508  10 5.2   Gulf of California

 2 02 00 38 17 2011  54.974 -160.465  35 5.9   Unimak Island, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  1 11  0  0 1725  56.500  118.500  50 8.2   So. Siberia

 

Felt with intensity XI east of Lake Baykal. Ice and ground cracked and buildings were damaged in Chita. .

 

 2  1  9 34 30 1903  48.000   98.000  60 7.8   Mongolia

 2  1  7 36 22 1916  29.500  131.500  60 8.0   Bonin Islands

 

Felt at Duda.

 

 2  1 19 24 58 1923 -21.000  169.500  50 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 2  1 17 14 26 1929  36.500   70.500 220 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Severe danage in Hindu Kush.

 

 2  1 19  4 18 1938  -5.300  130.500  60 8.6   West Irian, PNG

 

Moderate damage in the Banda Sea and at Maluku. Felt with intensity VII. A tsunami was generated. At Tual glassware was broken and a pendulum clock stopped. On Banda Islands and also on Kei Island the tsunami did great damage.

 

 2  1  3 22 40 1944  41.410   32.690  10 7.3   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Severe damage at Gerede, Turkey. Felt with intensity X with severe damage. Up to 2800 killed. Faulting continued west for up to 180 km through mountainous country. Displacement was strike slip. Gardens and walls  at Gerede and a road between Bolu and Ilicia showed strike slip offset of up to 3.5 meters. The north side was thrown down up to one meter.

 

 2  1 10 35 51 1945 -22.000  170.000  60 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 2  1 12 13 40 1945 -22.000  170.000  60 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 2  1  1  6 54 1954  24.300  143.800  50 7.1   Volcano Islands

 2  1 13 41 46 1956  18.800  145.500 370 7.0   No. Marianas

 2  1  3 12 33 1974  -7.383  155.575  40 7.1   Solomon Islands

 

Felt at Bougainville with maximum intensity VI. Aftershock of event on Jan. 31.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 2  1 11  1  0 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Potts, NV with intensity IV

 

 2  1 11 19  0 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Luning, NV with intensity V

 

 2  1 11 46  4 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Potts, NV with intensity V. Overturned small objects, spilled water. No damage reported.

 

 2  1  4 23 57 1954  32.300 -115.300   0 5.2   So. California

 2  1  4 32  2 1954  32.300 -115.300  10 5.6   So. California

 2  1 13  5 29 1954  32.300 -115.300  16 5.1   So. California

 

Felt by all at Imperial. Canal water was disturbed and objects were displaced. A pendulum clock stopped. Earthquake noises were heard. People rushed from buildings at El Centro. At Black Butte, Mexico a remada was thrown down and a brush shack leveled. Pumice blowholes opened in the earth.

 

 

 2  1  0 36  2 1961  50.260 -129.630   0 5.5   British Colombia

 2  1  1 47 52 1964  51.600 -170.980  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  1  7 58  4 1968  49.970 -129.950  18 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 2  1  5 19 24 1971  51.717 -172.954  38 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 2  1 14 33 12 1977  40.308 -127.005  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 2  1  6 16  9 1983  43.184 -126.440  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 2  1 18 19 30 2001  51.437 -177.797  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Adak and Atka.

 

 2 01 00 00 51 2014  51.117 -178.007  39 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 2 01 11 20 25 2015  56.685 -169.177  10 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 2 01 17 40 34 2015  56.690 -169.100  21 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians  

 

The full moon arrived on February 3, 2015 at 23:09 UT, within minutes of local noon in the Pribilof Islands. This suggests that tidal triggering may have been an  important aspect of this series.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 31  0  0  0 1605  33.400  133.300   0 7.9   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Also given date as Feb. 2-3. 700 houses - 41% of the town of Hiro was destroyed. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away Hito and drowned 3600 in Shishikui, Awa with maximum height 7 meters. 50 were drowned at Sakihama and 350 more at Kannoura. More than 5,000 drowned in the area. To the east of the Emjimada area castles at Tawara in Atsumi and Kakegawa were destroyed. 80% of the houses at Ari were washed away in the tsunami which hit the coast from Ise Shima to Boso. More than 1,000 people were drowned in this area.

 

 1 31 19 22  0 1900  48.000  146.000 499 7.5   So. Kurils

 1 31 15 36  0 1906   1.000  -81.500  60 8.9   Ecuador

 

This was a catastrophic earthquake which generated a tsunami off the coast of  Ecuador and Colombia. Several foreshocks occurred. The entire city of Tumaco appeared to move and houses rose and fell like ships on the ocean. It was impossible to move or to take a single step. A loud earthquake noise accompanied the event. Non-wooden structures were completely destroyed. On Pindo Island cracks opened and closed on the beach. Citizens were in panic. The earthquake generated a tsunami with maximum height 5 meters which submerged part of the city and washed several islands away. Several homes were destroyed in the tsunami. Felt from Tumaco to Esmeraldas to Micay. 30 homes collapsed at Esmeraldas.  Heavy damage occurred at Limones and two were killed. Houses also collapsed at Guapi and Rioverde. Fires followed. The ground cracked on Cape Manglares and water gushed. At Buenaventura stone structures and churches were damaged. The tsunami was notable throughout Central America and was observed as far as Hawaii and San Francisco, California.

 

 1 31 20 11 48 1912  61.000 -147.500  80 7.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout the Prince William Sound area in Copper and Tanana Valley. Strongly felt at Fairbanks and Valdez. Undersea cables broke.

 

 1 31 13 17 22 1922  40.870 -125.350   0 7.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

A large sub-oceanic earthquake which was felt with maximum intensity  of VI at Eureka. Also felt at San Jose on the south and northward into  Oregon and eastward as far as northwestern Nevada.

 

 1 31  9 17  8 1956  -3.250  152.250 360 7.1   New Britain

 1 31 20 55 54 1973  28.267  139.767 500 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

Felt on Hachijo-jima and Miyake-jima and as far north as Tateyama and Tokyo.

 

 1 31 23 30  5 1974  -7.461  155.894  34 7.0   Solomon Islands

 

Followed a foreshock of M 5.8. Felt strongly on Bougainville Island with intensity VI at Arawa and with V at Panguna and Shortland Island. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 4.6 meters which did damaged on the coasts of Shortland (Korovu) and Choiseul.

 

 1 31 20 30 47 1996  44.455  149.372  58 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with maximum intensity at Kurilsk, Iturup and in the southern portion of Urup.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 31 20 11 48 1912  61.000 -147.500  80 7.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout the Prince William Sound area in Copper and Tanana Valley. Strongly felt at Fairbanks and Valdez. Undersea cables broke.

 

 1 31 13 17 22 1922  40.870 -125.350   0 7.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

A large sub-oceanic earthquake which was felt with maximum intensity  of VI at Eureka. Also felt at San Jose on the south and northward into  Oregon and eastward as far as northwestern Nevada.

 

 1 31  3 55  0 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Fenton and Fallon, NV.

 

 1 31  6 49 11 1942  51.180 -123.580   0 5.5   British Colombia

 

Centered near San Juan Island, WA. Felt in Canada especially in Vancouver.

 

 1 31  0 48 36 1961  56.000 -153.900  26 6.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt by many and frightened people at Fairbanks. Merchandise fell from sheleves at Manley Hot Springs.

 

 1 31 19 55 27 1974  52.383 -168.688  42 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 31 20 15 55 1974  52.326 -168.671  44 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 31  3  7 32 1979  51.503 -175.870  20 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1 31 23 59  7 1981  59.017 -152.231  62 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1 31 16 46 43 1986  41.650  -81.162  10 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Felt over an area of 300,00 sq. km in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Delaware, West Virginia, Wisconsin and other areas between especially in high-rise buildings. Well water was greatly affected in the region. At least 17 were injured and minor damage occurred in the epicentral area. Maximum intensity VI but could be has high as VII. Injuries occurred due to falls during evacuation of buildings, broken glass and falling objects as well as exposure to the cold weather. Damage to homes included cracked chimneys, walls windows and tiles. Merchandise was thrown from shelves.

 

 1 31 13 32 01 2004  53.718 -162.952  33 5.0   South of Alaska

 1 31 09 53 40 2013  55.435 -135.018  13 5.9   SE Alaska

 

Felt (IV) at Ketchikan and Wrangell; (III) at Craig, Klawock, Petersburg, Sitka and Thorne Bay; (II) at Juneau. Felt throughout southeastern Alaska. Felt (II) at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Also felt at Smithers and Terrace.

 

 1 31 12 38 31 2015  56.693 -168.996  10 5.3   North of Fox Is. Alaska

 

Not felt. Winter Storm Juno which probably had an effect on the Pribilof Islands. The effect of this storm on North America was likely to promote high seismicity along the interface between North America and the Pacific plate. The Pribilof Islands lie on this interfacial boundary.

 

 1 31 17 39 12 2015  56.631 -169.091  10 5.3   North of Fox Is. Alaska

 1 31 20 47 13 2015  56.609 -169.081  21 5.0   North of Fox Is. Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 30 14  1  0 1902  40.500  141.300  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 1 30  3 35 50 1914 -35.000  -73.000  60 8.2   Central Chile

 

Located off the coast of central Chile. Felt in San Luis Province, Argentina.

 

 1 30  2 45 30 1917  55.200  164.500  40 8.1   Komandorsky Isl

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

 1 30 21 18 37 1918  45.400  136.500 350 7.7   Sea of Japan

 1 30  2 18 27 1939  -6.500  155.500  25 7.9   Solomon Islands

 

Felt at Bougainville and Guadalcanal.

 

 1 30  0 56 32 1950 -53.500  -71.500   0 7.0   So. So. America

 1 30 10 29 40 1969   4.805  127.437  70 7.2   Halmahera

 

Felt at Mindanao with intensity VI and at Davao where power was disrupted. Felt as far as Samar Island.

 

 1 30 21  1 18 1973  18.390 -103.210  32 7.5   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Strongest earthquake in Mexico since 1957. Considerable damage occurred in Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco. Maximum damage was located at Tecomate, Toahuayana,  Manzanillo, Colima and Cuidad Guzman. More than 56 killed and at least 200 were injured. At Mexico City traffic lights were out. Damage occurred to  high rise buildings. A slight tsunami was generated which was felt at sea. The earthquake was followed by the eruption of the Colima volcano. Lava reached nearby villages.

 

 1 30  8 52 43 1981  51.820  176.140  21 7.1   Rat Islands

 

Felt with intensity IV at Shemya.

 

 1 30 22 29 42 1987 -60.063  -26.916  48 7.0   Southern  Ocean

 1 30 22  0 12 1996 -32.885 -178.339  33 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 1 30 22 29 57 1996 -32.831 -178.266  33 7.4   So. Kermadec Islands

 1 30 12 16 10 1998 -23.689  -70.008  34 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 

One person killed at Antofagasta where minor damage to buildings occurred. Maximum intensity VII at Antofagasta, Calama and Collahuuasi. Felt as far as La Serena.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 30 19 24  2 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity VII at Mina. Broke dishes and windows and damaged chimneys in the epicentral area.

 

 1 30 20 16 31 1934  38.280 -118.360   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 1 30 20 30  0 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 1 30 23 40  0 1934  38.300 -118.400   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 

A sequence of earthquakes which was felt in the area of Hawthorne, NV but did little damage in this unsettled area. Chimneys and adobe buildings collapsed at Mina and Marietta. Changes in ground water occurred and landslides and fissures  were noted including a 5-inch scarp on Excelsior Mountain. Felt as far as Utah.

 

 1 30  4  0  0 1952  44.500  -73.200   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt in Burlington Vermont for an area of about 50 sq. miles. Minor damage occurred to sidewalks, basements and gas mains. Ground fissures about 2 miles long and 15 feet apart were observed in the North End of Burlington.

 

 1 30 12  8 27 1957  65.590 -133.640  15 5.8   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1 30  5 17 32 1959  61.000  -78.500  10 5.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1 30 12 12 35 1961  65.200 -149.900  34 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt by many and frightened some at Fairbanks, Central Alaska. Merchandise  fell from shelves in Manley Hot Springs.

 

 1 30  4 39 54 1963  55.200 -161.700   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 30  4 37 21 1965  51.680 -179.670  88 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 30 18 10  7 1969  53.800 -170.100  51 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 30 18  0 58 1984  55.580 -154.160  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1 30 13 13 33 1985  51.670 -170.150  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 30  7 15 34 1986  43.601 -127.339  10 5.2   North Pacific Ocean

 1 30  4  6 23 1989  38.824 -111.614  24 5.4   Utah area

 

Damage to windows, walls, chimneys and foundations at Ferron and Wales. Underground pipes broke at Salina. Plaster fell at Wales. Felt in northern Arizona, western Colorado, Utah and southwest Wyoming.

 

 1 30 12 57 50 1991  52.500 -167.700   0 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 1 30  5 28 23 1997  59.380 -145.049  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

 1 30 03 14 28 2013  43.638 -127.620  10 5.4   Off coast of Oregon

 1 30 00 28 41 2016  40.897 -127.272  10 5.0   Off coast of No. California

 1 30 03 34 02 2016  39.492 -121.695  69 5.0   Northern California

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 29  0  0  0 1763  40.800  142.000   0 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Much damage. A tsunami was generated which hit Sanricu at Hachinohe and in Hokkaido and Hakodate with maximum height 4-5 meters. 20 boats were wrecked  and washed away. Two houses were destroyed and temples were destroyed in Aomori, Hakodate and Hechinohe tsunami.

 

 1 29 13 41 10 1932  -6.000  155.000  60 7.0   Solomon Islands

 1 29  9 23 44 1942 -19.000  169.000 130 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 1 29  8 17 50 1947 -26.000  -63.000 580 7.2   Argentina

 

Felt but not damaging.

 

 1 29 10 19  5 1968  43.540  146.780  36 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Violent earthquake south of the Kuril Islands. A small tsunami was generated which was observed on the coast of Hokkaido with maximum height of 26 cm at Nemuro.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 29 13 52  0 1933  38.500 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 1 29  5 43 47 1951  43.000 -128.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 29 20 21 27 1959  51.880 -173.790   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 29 20 58 18 1959  52.000 -174.000   0 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 29 22 31 57 1965  51.430 -178.970  35 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 29 18 53 49 1968  59.700 -153.220 120 5.2   Southern Alaska

 1 29 20 52 21 1968  56.390 -153.540   6 5.1   Southern Alaska

 1 29 18 45 54 1976  43.558 -127.269  28 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 29  0 16 43 1990  51.770 -175.230  42 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 29 20 57 23 1990  52.310 -169.770  16 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 29 11 20 36 1994  34.305 -118.579   1 5.4   So. California

 

Aftershock of Northridge earthquake. Additional damage in Northridge. Damage with intensity VI at Camarillo and Sunland. Felt in Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Orange counties.

 

 1 29  3 11 23 1995  47.388 -122.365  17 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Slight damage was observed at Auburn and Tacoma. Felt from Vancouver, British Columbia to Salem,

Oregon and as far as Grand Coulee and Yakima, Washington.

 

 1 29 22 25 34 2010  51.672  177.745  73 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 28 15  0  0 1763  41.000  142.025   0 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Much damage. A tsunami was generated which hit Sanricu at Hachinohe and in Hokkaido and Hakodate with maximum height 4-5 meters. 20 boats were wrecked  and washed away. Two houses were destroyed and temples were destroyed in  Aomori, Hakodate and Hechinohe tsunami.

 

 1 28 21 24  3 1931  11.000  144.800  60 7.2   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Felt at Agana and Sumay.

 

 1 28  0  0  0 1947 -26.500  -63.000   0 7.5   Argentina

 

Felt but not damaging.

 

 1 28  3 47 21 1948  -1.500  126.500  80 7.2   Ceram area

 1 28 13  0 48 1963  55.100 -161.800   0 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 28  8 27 57 1940  61.490 -138.910  15 5.2   Central Alaska

 1 28  5  6  8 1945  48.242 -122.377   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt by many at Stanwood, WA. Felt with intensity IV at Granite Falls and Snohomish.

 

 1 28 23 14 57 1959  62.500  -76.000   0 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1 28  8 12 46 1961  35.778 -118.049   6 5.3   So. California

 

Felt in Kern and Tulare Counties near Walker Pass with intensity VI.  At Johannesbury, concrete cracked. A rockslide occurred at Kernville and dishes broke at Bodfish.

 

 1 28 13  0 47 1963  54.600 -161.600  51 6.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 10 15  6 1966  43.600 -127.200  33 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

 1 28 19  7 16 1966  51.810 -176.990  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 1 28 13 52 58 1967  52.375 -169.515  43 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area on Umnak.

 

 1 28 14  5 57 1967  52.301 -169.488  45 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 14 23 26 1967  52.450 -169.580  37 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 14 30 27 1967  52.610 -169.480  44 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 16 31 23 1967  52.272 -169.303  45 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 17 19 33 1967  52.235 -169.476  40 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 17 26 34 1967  52.349 -169.390  45 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 17 42  2 1967  52.401 -169.386  50 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 13 53 16 1975  40.415 -125.446  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Eureka, Fortuna and Loleta. Felt with intensity IV at Arcata, Bayside, Ferndale, Miranda, Rio Dell and Scotia. Damage was reported.

 

 1 28  2 25  2 1978  63.036 -151.058 115 5.0   Central Alaska

 1 28  4 16 55 1985  53.120 -163.990  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 28 19 37 56 1985  54.900 -163.400   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 28  8 10  5 1999  52.886 -169.123  67 6.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage at Nikolski. Also felt at Akutan, Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.

 

 1 28 21 08 53 2015  40.318 -124.607  17 5.7   Off Coast of Northern California

 

Felt with moderate intensity in Redway, Fort Bragg and Trinity Center where shaking lasted about 8 seconds.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 27 20  9 13 1931  25.600   96.800  60 7.6   Myanmar

 

Highly damaging with maximum intensity about IX. Inhabitants were thrown from their beds in the epicentral area. All glassware was broken at Kamaing. Cupboards, mirrors and furniture were overturned. All masonry buildings  in the epicentral area and at Kamaing were severely damaged. Two pagodas were destroyed. The bridge over the Indaw Chaung sagged about four feet. Fissurs were observed and water and sand spouts occurred. Hill slopes were scarred by big cracks up to 2 feet wide with vertical abutment up to 3-4 feet. Landslides dammed streams. Felt over the entire Myithkyina District. Also felt north at Fort Hertz and east to Htawgaw and in Maingkwan. Felt over the southern region in the Katha district. Also felt severely at Haungpa and in upper Chindwin districts.

 

 1 27 13 29  8 1942  -4.500  135.000  60 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 1 27 11 58 28 1948 -20.500 -178.000 630 7.2   Tonga Islands

 1 27 16 58 53 2006  -5.473  128.131 397 7.5   Banda Sea

 

Felt(V) on Ambon; (IV) at Kupang, Saumlaki, Sorong, Tual, and Waingapu; (III) at Makassar, Indonesia. Felt at Denpasar. Felt (IV) at Dili, East Timor; (III) at Darwin and (II) at Palmerston, Australia. Felt (III PIVS) at Marawi and (II PIVS) at Davao, Philippines.  Also felt at Jabiru, Howard Springs and Humpty Doo-MacMinns Lagoon, Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 27 14 29  3 1931  60.700 -149.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Seward and surroundings. Also felt at Matanuska and Cordova and  Kasilof(?).

 

 1 27 14 19 48 1954  35.150 -118.633   0 5.0   So. California

 

West of Tehachapi. Slight damage at Arvin, Keene and Tehachapi.

 

 1 27 23  7 42 1962  30.800 -114.600  16 5.3   SW U.S.A

 1 27 15 24 46 1963  44.300 -114.500  31 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 

Plaster and windows cracked at Clayton, Central Idaho. Large boulders rolled down a hill at Livingston Camp south of Calyton. Felt with intensity V at Atlanta, Hailey, Ketchum, Stanley and south.

 

 1 27 16  6 47 1976  43.565 -127.417  27 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 27 18 57 55 1979  54.768 -161.250  17 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Cold Bay where cracks appeared in exterior walls and a building moved on its foundation. Furniture shifted. Objects fell from shelves. Buildings and dishes rattled. Also felt at King Cove, Sand Point,m Perryville and False Pass.

 

 1 27  2 33 36 1980  37.737 -121.740  15 5.8   Central California

 

A damaging earthquake in Livermore at the south end of Greenville Fault. Six were injured by flying glass at Livermore. Ceiling tiles also fell. Severe property damage occurred in The Tassajaro Valley and at Danville where about 50 houses sustained damage. At Danville brick chimneys broke as well as stone walls, ceilings, sidewalks and patios. Felt over a moderate area of Central California.

 

 1 27 14 24 19 1995  51.200 -176.000  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 1 27 13 42 44 2002  51.725  177.014  50 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 1 27 09 50 52 2004  56.806 -156.757  75 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt (III) at Chignik and (II) at Perryville. Also felt at Chignik Lagoon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 26 10  6 46 1947  12.500  -86.250 170 7.2   Nicaragua

 

Felt over an area of 20,000 sq. km  in the Villa de la Union, Salv.  with intensity VII.

 

 1 26 16  2 14 1983 -30.920 -177.480 271 7.3   So. Kermadec Islands

 1 26  3 16 40 2001  23.419   70.232  16 8.0   India

 

At least 20,000 people killed, more than 166,000 injured and nearly 350,000 building destroyed and an additional 800,000 damaged in the Bhuj-Gujarat area. At least 18 killed in southern Pakistan. Felt throughout southern Pakistan and northern India. Sandblows, liquefaction, visible surface waves and water phenomena were commonly reports.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 26  9 31 20 1922  41.000 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Followed by an M 7.3 in the same area on Jan. 31, 1922.

 

 1 26 10 11 54 1932  52.000 -125.000   0 5.0   British Colombia

 

No earthquake was reported have been felt.

 

 1 26 10 13  0 1932  43.600 -110.800   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Grovont, Kelly, Moran and Jackson western Wyoming plaster cracked and  dishes broke. Telephone service was out. A number of aftershocks occurred.

 

 1 26  1 16  7 1957  48.290 -122.600   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt by many in northwestern Washington near Whidbey Island with Maximum intensity V. Also felt at Anacortes, Bar View, Burlington, La Conner, Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor.

 

 1 26 19 32  6 1971  51.690 -174.930  39 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III on Adak and Atka Islands.

 

 

 1 26  3 11 21 1974  52.260 -171.350  55 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 26 19 20 51 1986  36.809 -121.288   8 5.7   Central California

 

Felt over an area of 36,000 sq. km. with maximum intensity VII at Pacines. At Almaden Vineyard's Cienaga Winery a 20,000 gallon vat of wine moved 6 meters off its foundation and shattered. Estimated los at $800,000. Items fell from shelves, pictures fell. Gas pipes broke at Hollister along with a  water line. Mason and chimneys cracked in the Santa Ana Valley. Items fell from shelves and some cracks appeared in walls at Tres Pinos. Felt from Arroyo Grande on the south to San Francisco on the north and as far east as June Lake near the Nevada border.

 

 1 26 23 16 41 1989  51.300 -169.400   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 26  9 22 54 1992  54.650 -161.390   3 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 26 12 13 39 1992  52.130 -169.950  32 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 26  6 23 19 1997  40.280 -124.402  22 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 1 26  7 40 26 1998  52.227 -168.322  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 26 08 36 17 2002  51.754  176.946  45 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 1 26 07 08 12 2003  52.242 -170.253  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 26 10 27 07 2004  51.135  178.078  36 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 1 26 19 11 47 2009  51.955 -171.159  25 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 25  0 36 18 1926  -9.000  158.000  60 7.4   Solomon Islands

 1 25  6 34  0 1937 -10.000  163.000  60 7.1   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 1 25  3 32 14 1939 -36.250  -72.250  55 8.3   Central Chile

 

This earthquake destroyed Chillan and caused great damage in surrounding towns. At least 30,000 dead chiefly in Chilland anc Concepcion. Greatest damage occurred in Central Chile over about 45,000 sq. km. This was the most destructive earthquake in the history of Chile based on damage and casualties. Adobe houses were nearly all destroyed. The Coast Range lifted up by five feet near the Central Valley margin, but fault displacement was not observed. No tsunami was observed. Felt  throughout most of southern South America. Strong aftershocks lasted for months.

 

 1 25  2  6 23 1972  22.560  122.370  29 8.5   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in Taitung. One killed, one injured, two houses destroyed four  partially destroyed. Felt with intensity V in the southern Ryukyu Islands. Roads destroyed in Taiwan. Also felt in northern Kuzon, Philippines. Intsnityv IV at Hong Kong. A small tsunami was observed at Ishigakishima.

 

 1 25  3 41 24 1972  23.060  122.140  34 7.7   Taiwan

 

Felt in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan (intensity V) and northern Luzon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 25  3 36 55 1957  51.760 -177.030  47 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 25 16  8 15 1971  51.465 -177.693  38 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV on Atka Island. Also felt strongly on Adak.

 

 1 25 21 43  5 1978  52.178 -169.883  27 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 25 17  5 45 1979  52.054 -175.663 167 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 25 19 30  6 1979  60.130 -153.130 104 5.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, and from Kodiak Island to Fairbanks.

 

 1 25  5 29 34 1982  53.260 -165.651  62 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay. Also felt at Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.

 

 1 25 13 17 51 1988  31.740 -115.843   5 5.1   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Calexico, California. Also felt at San Diego, Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino counties and in northern Baja, Mexico.

 

 1 25  7 53 60 1993  54.827 -160.155   6 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Sand Point. Also felt at King Cove.

 

 1 25 10 27 30 1995  55.307 -157.561  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 1 25  5 29 38 2001  60.114 -152.363  87 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Homer, Kenai, Nikiski. Also felt at Eagle River,

Palmer, Anchorage and Kasilof.

 

 1 25 15 12 23 2004  49.100 -128.060  10 5.4   Vancouver B.C., Canada

 1 25 11 00 19 2005  52.115  173.294  13 5.1   Near Islands, Alaska

 1 25 23 57 49 2007  51.768 -175.418  72 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 1 25 17 04 08 2010  58.604 -153.474  89 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt (III) at Anchor Point and Homer; (II) at Kodiak.  Also felt at Anchorage and Ninilchik.

 

 1 25 23 08 55 2010  50.997 -178.090  10 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

Felt on Adak.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 24  0  0  0 1038  38.400  112.900   0 7.2   So. China

 

Strong shock at Taichou, Pingchou and Hsinchou in the northern portion of

Shensi. Greatedst damage was done at Hsinchou where 19,743 were killed,

5655 injured and up to 50,000 cattle killed. At Taichou more than 750 people were killed and at

Pinchou the death toll was about 2000.

 

 1 24 23 43  0 1899  17.000  -98.000  60 8.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage at Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 1 24 23 27  0 1902  -8.000  150.000  60 7.8   New Ireland

 

Felt at the Tobriand Islands.

 

 1 24  6 55 16 1916  40.270   36.830  10 7.1   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 1 24  1  5 43 1927 -16.500  167.500  60 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 1 24 20 36 28 1929  12.800  -91.000   0 7.1   Guatemala

 

Considerable damage in Puerto Barrios.

 

 1 24 10 31 44 1938 -61.000  -38.000   0 7.1   Southern  Ocean

 1 24 17 46 40 1948  10.500  122.000  60 8.3   Luzon, Philippines

 

Maximum intensity VII at Panany. At least 17 churches were completely

destroyed, 20 others were damaged beyond repair. At Iloilo City most historic

structures were strongly damaged. A 100-yard fissure sprayed black

sand and water into the air. At least 50% of Antique was damaged or destoyred

including the Coronet Tower of Arevalo which was ruined. 72 killed up to 3.5 million dollars in property damage. A tsunami was generated which

killed 2 in Illolio Strait.

 

 1 24  9 15 48 1949 -22.000 -176.000 110 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1 24  0  0  0 1956  12.200  -86.700   0 7.3   Nicaragua

 

Near Puerto Somoza. Minor damage in coastal regions. Followed by strong aftershocks.

Slight damage occurred at Managua. Also felt in the south of El Salvador.

 

 1 24  0 11 12 1965  -2.400  126.000   6 7.7   Ceram area

 

Strongly felt and destructive in the Ceram Sea on the Island of Sanana. 71 killed. A tsunami

was generated which destroyed about 90% of the houses in the city. The tsunami

also did damage in Namlea on the Island of Buru. Felt at Davao, Philippines

and in Halmahera. Reports indicated the earthquake and aftershocks destroyed

more than 2800 buildings (houses, schools, shops and mosques) and up to

14 bridges.

 

 1 24  2 33  4 1969 -21.884 -179.577 595 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1 24  8 17 40 1983  16.147  -95.232  57 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Damage occurred in Juchitan and Mexico City. Felt strongly in southeastern

Mexico.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 24 12  0  0 1875  39.600 -120.300   0 6.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Butte, Plumas and Sierra Counties. Heavy shock. Also

felt at Oroville, Taylorsville, Greenville and Downieville. Felt also at

Carson City, NV.

 

 1 24  7 10  0 1920  48.700 -123.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in northwestern Washington where it cracked walls at Bellington and Anacortes.

Felt strongly at Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. Damage also occurred to houses on

Vancouver Island. Felt on several ships at sea.

 

 1 24  7 17  3 1951  32.983 -115.733   0 5.6   So. California

 

Felt with intensity VII at Calipatria and Westmoreland. Felt over southern California

and Arizona. An area subsided 1 inch in the Westmorland and Imperial Valley

area. A water Main was cracked at Trifolium.

 

 1 24  9 58 37 1953  49.100  -66.000   0 5.3   E. of Maine

 1 24 23 17 31 1958  60.190 -151.860  60 6.5   Central Alaska

 1 24 21 43 10 1963  47.570 -122.030   0 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

West of Tacoma and Maple Valley plaster and walls cracked and furnature moved.

Objects fell to the floor.

 

 1 24  5 31 31 1964  64.300 -126.300  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1 24 19 57  1 1965  54.400 -162.200  20 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 24 23 16 32 1971  56.490 -152.910  38 5.1   Southern Alaska

 1 24 18 43 27 1974  61.588 -147.626  40 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout south-central Alaska. Felt with maximum intensity V

at Sheep Mountain Lodge. Also felt at Anchorage, Glennallen, Palmer and

Valdez.

 

 1 24  7 45 37 1977  27.836 -111.514  24 5.0   Gulf of California

 1 24 19  0 10 1980  37.852 -121.815  11 5.9   Central California

 1 24 19  1 45 1980  37.829 -121.742   1 5.9   Central California

 

One death and 44 injured during this earthquake in the Livermore region of

central California. Injuries were mostly caused by flying glass, overturned furniture

and bookcases and falling ceiling tile and lights. Estimated damge $12 million most at Livermore

Laboratory Nuclear reserach center. Felt over about 75,000 sq km of

central California. Broken gas and water lines and some bridges cracked on roads and

highways. Surface rupture was observed and cracks could be followed for

up to two km.

 

 1 24 11 27 21 1985  38.155 -118.816  13 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at El Dorado, Mono and Tuolumne Counties.  Also felt

at Bridgeport, June Lake, Lee Vining and Murpheys and Hawthorne, NV.

 

 1 24 20 47  9 1990  42.350 -126.301  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 24 15 25  1 1995  51.401 -178.399  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1 24 17 47 22 2001  55.514 -156.483  42 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

 1 24 04 52 10 2003  63.262 -145.207   5 5.1   Eastern Alaska

 

Felt (III) at Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Glennallen, North Pole, Salcha and Tok; (II) at Eielson AFB, Fort Wainwright and Palmer. Felt as far as Anchorage.

 

 1 24 18 09 50 2009  59.430 -152.887  97 5.8   Southern Alaska

 

Felt (IV) at Anchor Point, Homer, Kasilof, Sterling and Willow; (III) at Anchorage, Eagle River, Girdwood, Kenai, Nikiski, Ninilchik, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna and Talkeetna; (II) at Chugiak, Elmendorf AFB, Indian, Kodiak, Seldovia, Valdez and Wasilla.  Also felt at Big Lake, Clam Gulch, Cooper Landing, Cordova, Eek, Glennallen, Houston, Moose Pass, Pedro Bay, Port Alsworth, Port Lions, Sutton and Whittier.

 

 1 24 10 30 30 2016  59.659 -153.452 127 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

It was widely felt with moderate intensities throughout about 500 km of the epicenter. NEIC reported intensity VI in Anchorage

about 300 km from the epicenter. Intensity V-VI was reported from Elmendorf AFB,

Cooper Landing, Eagle River, Girdwood, Glennallen, Homer, Kasilof, Kenai, Kodiak, Moose Pass,

Ninilchik, Palmer, Pedro Bay, Wasilla, Seward, Skwentna, Soldotna, Sterling, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Valdez and Willow. Intensity II-III was

felt within about 300-750 km of the epicenter including at Fairbanks, Eielson AFB, North Pole, Fairbanks, Cantwell, Delta Junction and Healy, Alaska.

It was also felt with intensity III in Douglas, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada more than 1000 km from the epicenter.

Many events (M 3.8, 3.4, 3.4, 4.3, 4.2, 3.2, 3.4, 4.7, 3.0, 3.0, 4.1, 3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 3.7. 4.2, 3.6, 3.1, 3.0, 3.1, 2.8, etc in the aftershock sequence, especially those of high 3's or larger

magnitude with intensity III-IV in Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River, Homer, Kodiak, Naknek, Ninilchik, Wasilla, Soldotna, Sterling and Cantwell, Alaska. No tsunami is expected due to the intermediate depth of this earthquake.

While electrical power was cut to west Anchorage, there were no reports of

major damage or casualties with this earthquake.

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 23  0  0  0 1556  34.500  109.700   0 8.0   So. China

 

Extreme damage in the Shanxi Province of China. Up to 830,000 killed, the highest death toll in any historic earthquake. Massive damage in Shensi, Weinan, Chaoyi, Sanyuan and Hsianb Fu. Also at  Puchou Fu and Honan. The earthquakewas followed by a loud earthquake noise. The greatest damage was done at Weinan, Chaoyi. A mountain was displace and a new mountain was formed on level ground. The land was fissured and water burst forth to  form new lakes and ponds. Many houses were destroyed. Date also given as Feb. 3, 1555.

 

 1 23 15  0  0 1812  36.600  -89.600   0 8.4   New Madrid area

 

The second New Madrid Earthquake - of similar intensity to the event of Dec. 16, 1811. Chimneys fell and houses heaved. The shocks were accompanied by low rumbling earthquake noises. The ground was observed to rise and fall as earth waves, like the long swell of the sea. These waves bent trees and opened the soil in cracks. Landslides were considerable and  large areas were uplifted. Water emerged from fissures and other others sank. A great wave was generated on the Mississippi River which overwhelmed many boats and carried trees into the river. One person was killed in this largely unsettled region. Trees fell as far away as Texas where the Red River was dammed from a forest of fallen trees. This "Red River Dam" persisted in the River for the next sixty years until it was dynamited out leading to the opening of the are for settlement. All the houses at New Madrid were destroyed. Foreshocks occurred in the later 1700's leading Indians to predict a great earthquake in the area. Several persons were drowned by the great wave. Felt as far as Boston, Massachusetts. At Washington, D.C. people were greatly frightened. Phenomena included sand blows, water and mud ejection from fissures, sand sloughs, water waves, caving of river banks and earthquake noises. Strong earthquakes have occurred with inter-event times in the area between 500-1000 years.

 

 1 23  9 20  0 1855 -41.500  175.200   5 8.0   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Strong shock in Wellington, Waiouru, Wanganui and Otaki. A tsunami was generated. All brick buildings in Wellington collapsed as did the bridge over the Hutt River. Considerable rockslides and landslides occurred in the mountains. At Nelson and Worcester damage was slight. At Otaki brick ovens were  ruined and people had trouble standing. Cave-ins and landslides occurred, roads were impassable. Felt over and area of up to 1,200,000 sq. km. Uplift  occurred in the area north of Wellington. The south coastline of the Cook Strait

dropped 5 feet allowing huge ocean waves to roll over the shore at Couldy Bay. Dead fish were washed into the Race Tracks in Wellington. A ship in the bay hit bottom at least four times due to the tsunamis. Maximum wave height was measured  at 9 meters at Palliser Bay.

 

 1 23  0  0  0 1878 -20.055  -70.355  40 7.9   Coast No. Chile

 

Felt with intensity VII. This earthquake was strongest in the province of Tarapaca. Strong as afar as La Horia where many houses were damaged. Also damaging at Poso Almonte and Pisagua. Damage and destruction also occurred at Sibay, UIsmagama, Limarina, Guavinya, Guaskinya, Spiisa, Sotoka, Chuapa and Jaina. A tsunami was generated which destroyed Pica, Tarapaca, Mamina and many other Settlements. Pisagua and Arica were flooded.

 

 1 23  2 48  0 1909  33.000   53.000  60 7.7   So. Iran

 1 23  3 15  0 1909  32.700   51.700   0 7.7   So. Iran

 

Up to 5000 killed at Silakor, Iran.

 

 1 23 18 49 42 1910  12.000  -60.500 100 7.2   Windward Islands

 1 23 10 55 51 1937  -4.500  153.000  60 7.0   New Britain

 1 23  6 31 13 1949  -9.500   94.500 100 7.2   Indian Ocean

 1 23 21 17 52 1972 -13.174  166.375  33 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt at Luganville, Lomorore and Lamap.

 

 1 23  4 58 31 1981  42.417  142.200 130 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 1 23 21 54 42 1981 -29.682   60.839  10 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 1 23  2 15 23 1997 -21.999  -65.719 276 7.1   Argentina

 

Felt with intensity V at Antofagasta, Calama and Tocopilla. Also felt at  Arica, Chile and in northern Jujuy Province, Argentina.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 23 15  0  0 1812  36.600  -89.600   0 8.4   New Madrid area

 

The second New Madrid Earthquake - of similar intensity to the event of Dec. 16, 1811. Chimneys fell and houses heaved. The shocks were accompanied by low rumbling earthquake noises. The ground was observed to rise and fall as earth waves, like the long swell of the sea. These waves bent trees and opened the soil in cracks. Landslides were considerable and  large areas were uplifted. Water emerged from fissures and other others sank. A great wave was generated on the Mississippi River which overwhelmed many boats and carried trees into the river. One person was killed in this largely unsettled region. Trees fell as far away as Texas where the Red River was dammed from a forest of fallen trees. This "Red River Dam" persisted in the River for the next sixty years until it was dynamited out leading to the opening of the are for settlement. All the houses at New Madrid were destroyed. Foreshocks occurred in the later 1700's leading Indians to predict a great earthquake in the area. Several persons were drowned by the great wave. Felt as far as Boston, Massachusetts. At Washington, D.C. people were greatly frightened. Phenomena included sand blows, water and mud ejection from fissures, sand sloughs, water waves, caving of river banks and earthquake noises. Strong earthquakes have occurred with inter-event times in the area between 500-1000 years.

 

 

 

 1 23  7 24  0 1935  52.250 -169.500  25 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Dutch Harbor.

 

 1 23  1 56 39 1966  36.970 -106.940  13 5.1   Colorado area

 

Earthquake at Lumberton, New Mexico furnature moved. Slightly felt at Dulce,  New Mexico and at Edith, Colorado.

 

 1 23 16  6 50 1968  52.210 -171.330  51 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 23  3 31 29 1970  53.720 -163.610  36 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 23 22  7 36 1971  32.550 -115.783   8 5.1   So. California

 1 23  5 40 20 1984  36.373 -121.907   7 5.4   Central California

 

Felt over an area of about 32,000 km sq. of central California. Felt from San Francisco Bay to San Luis Obispo. 4 inches of motion were observed at the end of the Little Sur Bridge over the Little Sur River. Windows cracked at Big Sur and the quake was widely felt in this area. Plaster cracked and pictures fell with maximum intensity V. Also felt at Los Gatos, Marina,  Monterey, Pacific Grove, San Miguel and Soledad. Felt as far south as Tres Pinos.

 

 1 23  6 59 51 1984  36.369 -121.877   7 5.0   Central California

 1 23 22  6  6 1984  53.261 -169.666 101 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 1 23  0 52 42 1988  51.431 -174.296  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 23  2 45 30 1988  51.411 -174.336   7 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 23  1 12 16 1991  51.200  179.700  33 5.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V on Amchitka and with IV at Adak.

 

 1 23 18 22 12 1993  54.475 -161.633  23 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at King Cove and Sand Point.

 

 1 23  9 20  8 1998  52.379 -168.643  70 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 23  9 25 26 1998  52.252 -168.611  43 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 23  9 37 48 1998  52.600 -168.500  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 23 12 27 55 1998  52.328 -168.615  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 23 13 43 32 1998  52.261 -168.614  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 23  8 42 27 2000  57.538 -149.062  17 5.7   Southern Alaska

 1 23  9 39 25 2001  49.330 -128.790  10 5.7   Vancouver Island area

 

 1 23 02 50 04 2011  63.542 -150.865  15 5.4   Central  Alaska

 

Felt (IV) at Cantwell and Talkeetna; (III) at Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Healy and Nenana;(II) at Eagle River, Fort Wainwright, North Pole, Wasilla and Willow. Also felt at Anchorage, Chugiak, Alaska.  Clear, Delta Junction, Eielson AFB, Ester, Palmer, Skwentna and Trapper Creek, Alaska.

 

 1 23 23 37 50 2011  63.543 -150.880  15 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 22 16 30  0 1582 -16.600  -71.600  30 8.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate damage with intensity X at Arequipa. A tsunami was generated. At least 30 were killed and 300 homes destroyed. Felt as far as Lima about to 750 km to the northeast of Arequipa.

 

 1 22  0  0  0 1858  55.000  166.000  20 7.5   Komandorsky Isl

 

Felt with intensity X.

 

 1 22  2 43 54 1905   1.000  123.000  90 8.4   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt on the Minahassa Peninsula.

 

 1 22  8 48 30 1910  67.500  -17.000   0 7.2   Iceland area

 1 22  9  4 18 1923  40.800 -124.050   0 7.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located off Cape Mendocino, California. Houses were damaged at Upper Mattole, Petrolia, Dyerville and Pepperwood. Damage also at Eureka.  Felt up to 200 miles away from the epicenter and at ships at sea.

 

 1 22 13 55 21 1948 -22.000 -177.000 140 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1 22  5 10 30 1959  37.500  142.500   0 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Widely felt on the east coast of Honshu and at Tokyo and with intensity VI at Sendai and Fukushima. A tsunami was generated which was observed at Miyako.

 

 1 22  3 24  4 1961 -11.900  166.200  25 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 1 22  2  5 35 2003  18.770 -104.104  24 7.6   Offshore Colima, Mexico

 

At least 29 people were killed and 300 injured leaving up to 10,000 homeless. More than 8,000 homes were damaged or destroyed most in the area of Villa de  Alvarez-Colima. Some deaths and damage was also observed in Jalisco and Michoacan and some building were damaged in Morelos. The quakes was strongly felt in Mexico City and north to Corpus Cristi, Dallas and El Paso and in high rise buildings in Houston, Texas. Landslides were common and closed highways. Power was  out as well as telephone lines in Mexico City. A tsunami was observed with maximum height 1.2 meters at Manzanillo. Seiches were observed as far away  as Louisiana.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 22  9  4 18 1923  40.800 -124.050   0 7.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located off Cape Mendocino, California. Houses were damaged at Upper Mattole, Petrolia, Dyerville and Pepperwood. Damage also at Eureka.  Felt up to 200 miles away from the epicenter and at ships at sea.

 

 1 22 14 27  8 1966  56.030 -153.780  30 5.6   Southern Alaska

 1 22 10 30  0 1967  53.550 -165.170  30 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 22 23 44 34 1968  70.410 -143.770  18 5.3   Northern Alaska

 1 22 21 19 17 1975  63.405 -150.386 141 5.0   Central Alaska

 1 22 21 18 33 1988  51.425 -174.251  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 22  7 17 17 1997  40.272 -124.394  24 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Petrolia and Scotia. Felt strongly along the coast of Northern California especially in Trinidad and Humboldt Counties.

 

 1 22 21 40 33 2000  51.116 -178.011  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 1 22 10 22 54 2007  51.596 -173.584  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 21 13 49 35 1906  34.000  138.000 340 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 1 21  1 52 54 1924  54.000  158.800 340 7.2   Kamchatka

 1 21 19 21 10 1933 -33.000   57.500  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 1 21 20  6 40 1947 -25.000  -70.000   0 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 1 21 10  5 24 1976  44.915  149.123  41 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt. A tsunami was generated.

 

 1 21  2 24 30 1994   1.015  127.733  20 7.3   Halmahera

 

Seven people were killed and 50 injured. More than 500 homes were damaged or destroyed in the area of Kau. Felt at Ternate.

 

 1 21 17 47 35 1995  42.493  146.623   5 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with intensity VI on Shikotan and Kunashir. Also felt at Yuzhno, Kurilsk,

Koshiro and Nemuro, Hokkaido.

 

 1 21 11 27 45 2007   1.065  126.282  22 7.5   Nolucca Sea

 

Felt (III) at Manado and (II) on Ternate, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 21 10 30 53 1929  64.000 -148.000  25 6.2   Northern Alaska

 

Earthquake south of Fairbanks, Alaska. Furniture was moved about and most were awakened. Some panicked into the streets. Most houses were not damaged but some broken windows and fallen objects were reported. A loud earthquake rumbling was heard.

 

 1 21  3 42 55 1952  52.500 -167.500   0 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 21 22 37 28 1960  44.500 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV in Hebgen Lake, Montana. At Stevens Creek, Montana, windows, doors dishes and houses rattled and creaked. Felt at West Yellowstone. and at Mammoth Hot Springs.

 

 1 21 14 43 39 1972  71.840  -74.960  18 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1 21 15 43 12 1972  44.147 -128.948  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 21 21 48 19 1975  57.217 -155.532  82 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 1 21 14  9 13 1982  35.191  -92.214   0 5.7   New Madrid area

 

Felt over an area of 31,000 sq. km of Arkansas. This was the first of a long series of moderate earthquakes in the area. Felt with maximum intensity of VI where cracks occurred in Naylor and Enola, Arkansas. Also felt in southern Missouri and in Mississippi.

 

 1 21 19 36 11 1988  51.219 -174.264  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 21  1 59 40 1990  51.916 -170.154   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 1 21 11 55 21 2010  54.421 -161.482  29 5.2   Alaska Peninsula, Alaska

 

Felt at Sand Point.

 

 1 21 11 32 19 2013  51.606 -178.422  15 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 20 15  0  0 1408  33.000  136.000   0 7.5   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A tsunami was generated which was observed at Kii.

 

 1 20  0  0  0 1749  -4.000  -79.300   0 7.4   Ecuador

 

Strong earthquake at Loja.

 

 1 20 12  0  0 1834   1.197  -77.058  20 7.7   Colombia

 

Severe damage with intensity XI at Putumayo, Pasto, Popayan, Santa Marta,

Colombia. Up to 80 killed. The earthquake was destructive at Nueva Granada and Santiago.

Trees were downed in surrounding forests. Aftershocks were felt through

the 20th of March. 

 

 1 20  6 33 30 1900  20.000 -105.000  60 8.3   Jalisco, Mexico

 

Severe damage in Colima and Coahuayana, Mexico.

 

 1 20 14 52  6 1904   7.000  -79.000  60 7.9   Panama/No. Colombia

 1 20 12  0 13 1914  52.900  159.600  60 7.2   Kamchatka

 1 20 12  0 21 1914  52.000  159.100  50 7.0   Kamchatka

 1 20 16 56 19 1936   6.000  127.000  80 7.1   Halmahera

 1 20 16 54 21 1946 -17.500  167.500  60 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 1 20  1 57 23 1967  48.000  102.900  33 7.0   Mongolia

 

Felt with intensity VI at Ulan Bator and Irkutsk. No victims were identified

since the area was remote.

 

 1 20  7 19 51 1970 -25.800 -177.349  80 7.3   Tonga Islands

 

Felt with intensity V-VI on Raoul Island.

 

 1 20  8 43 06 2003 -10.491  160.770  33 7.3   Solomon Islands

 

Felt at Honiara. Tsunami observed on San Cristobal.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 20 13 10  0 1933  37.842 -112.827   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Plaster cracked and structures were damaged at Parowan, Utah.

 

 1 20  3 25 53 1960  36.783 -121.433  10 5.5   Central California

 

Felt in the area of Hollister,  central California. Damage occurred at the

W.A. Taylor Winery. Underground pipes broke. Cracks appeared in pavement.

A chimney cracked and fell. Walls and plaster cracked and merchandise fell

from store shelves.

 

 1 20 17  9 12 1961  56.600 -152.350   0 6.4   Southern Alaska

 1 20 16 32 19 1966  52.400 -169.600  14 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 20  0 38 24 1970  53.783 -163.532  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 20 10 32 15 1981  44.112 -129.192  15 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 20 23 43 54 1987  51.586 -174.425  40 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 20  7 16 38 1996  51.418 -179.990  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 20 13 16 37 1997  56.472 -152.919  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 1 20  6 13  5 2000  56.686 -161.897 225 5.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Sand Point.

 

 1 20  9 41 47 2000  43.649 -127.257  10 6.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 20  0 14 23 2001  50.490 -130.350  10 5.4   British Colombia

 

 1 20 08 11 58 2004  58.235 -151.221  30 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt (IV) at Kodiak and (III) at Homer.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 14  0  0  0 1546  32.000   35.500   0 7.0   Israel

 

Severe damage at Nabulus, Salt and at Al Karak , Jordan. A tsunami was generated.

 

 1 14  2 36  0 1899  20.000 -110.000   0 7.0   Gulf of California

 

Followed on Jan. 24 by a destructive earthquake in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

 1 14  1 47 36 1903  15.000  -98.000  60 8.3   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico. No report of damage but some probably occurred.

 

 1 14 20 50  0 1924  35.500  139.200  10 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Severe damage at Sagamo, Honshu. 14 killed.

 

 1 14  5 36 30 1936 -60.000  -22.000  50 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 1 14 15 56 35 1976 -29.208 -177.886  69 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Damage on Raoul with intensity VIII.

 

 1 14 16 47 34 1976 -28.427 -177.657  33 8.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum height 45 cm at Suva, Fiji and 6 cm at Apia, Samoa, Islands. Damage occurred on Raoul Island.

 

 1 14  3 24 39 1978  34.767  139.250   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

21 killed, 119 injured and four people missing. Damage occurred at Yokohama and Oshima. 94 houses were destroyed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 34 cm at Shima Island and 62 cm at Okada.

 

 1 14 11  3 50 1987  42.533  142.932 119 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Kushiro. Also felt at Hiroo, Nemuro, Hachinohe and Morioka. Also fel at Tokyo and Yokohama, Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 14 21 32 38 1943  45.250  -69.600   0 5.4   Maine

 

Felt in the Dover and Foxcroft area of Maine. Also felt at Old Town. Plaster cracked at Lisbon nearly 100 km from the epicenter. Felt in parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

 

 1 14 14  8 52 1956  51.800 -172.900  64 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 14 16 38 56 1961  53.900 -163.700  41 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 14 12 40 50 1968  52.610 -171.290  44 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 14 17 43  6 1968  52.650 -171.250   3 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Nikolski and Umnak Island.

 

 1 14 21 43 58 1976  36.007 -120.272  11 5.1   Central California

 

Plaster cracked and a light fixture fell at Avenal.

 

 1 14 18 20 48 1983  55.871 -154.218   0 6.0   Southern Alaska

 1 14  5 10 35 1985  52.364 -179.812 213 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 14  3  9 36 1986  36.501 -121.312  14 5.2   Central California

 

Maximum intensity of IV at Castroville, Chualar, Hollister, Salinas, San Ardo, San Juan Bautista and Santa Cruz. Felt from Arroyo Grande on the south to San Francisco and June Lake on the north and east. Preceded by an event of M 3.3 foreshock.

 

 1 14 19 40 46 1986  52.000 -174.300   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 1 14 14 55 51 2013  55.163 -134.548   4 5.5   Queen Charlotte Isalnds, Canada

 

Felt (III) at Craig and (II) at Ketchikan, Petersburg and Sitka. Also felt at Hydaburg, Hyder, Klawock, Metlakatla and Thorne Bay. Felt in Haida Gwaii and at Prince Rupert and Terrace, British Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 13  6 52 43 1915  41.967   13.600   8 7.5   Italy

 

Extreme damage in Marsica, Abruzzi and Avezzano, Itlay with maximum intensity to XI. Up to 35,000 killed.

 

 1 13  6 18 16 1916  -3.000  136.000  60 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 1 13  8 20 48 1916  -3.000  135.500  60 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

Observed at Geelvink Bay.

 

 1 13  3  0  0 1924   0.920  -77.780   0 7.0   Colombia

 1 13  0  3 13 1929  50.600  154.700 135 7.8   Northern Kurils

 

Maximum intensity VII.

 

 1 13 16 27 38 1941  -4.500  152.500  60 7.0   New Britain

 1 13  0 13 10 1954 -48.500  165.500  60 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 1 13 15 40  0 1960 -15.800  -72.800 120 7.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Major damage in southern Peru. At Arequipa 90% of buildings were damaged most beyond repair. Houses collapsed killing inhabitants. Fires destroyed additioinal housing. Water pipes broke. At Tiabaya, Pancarpata and Sabania there were casualties. The village of Chuquibamba was almost completely destroyed. Up to 63 dead and 200 injured. The railroad tracks from Cuzco to Arequipa were destoyed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height at Ancon. 30 died at Chuquibamba. Many roads were blocked by avalanches. The spray from the tsunami reached the top of the ten-story homes in Ancon.

 

 1 13  0 13  9 1965 -49.000  165.800  33 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 1 13 17 33 32 2001  13.049  -88.660  60 7.8   Coast of Central America

 

At least 844 killed, 4700 injured and more than 150,000 homes and buildings damaged in El Salvador. Large landslides in Nueva, San Salvador and Copmasagua cause about 585 of these deaths. More than 16,000 landslides were reported. Every area of El Salvador was reported to have experienced damage and injuries. Eight people were killed in Guatemala. The event was felt from Mexico to Colombia.

 

 1 13 04 23 21 2007  46.243  154.524  10 8.1   Kuril Islands

 

Felt (VI) on Paramushir; (V) on Iturup and Kunashir; (III) on Shikotan. Felt (IV) at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Felt (IV) at Misawa and(II) at Tokyo, Japan. Also felt in parts of Hokkaido and northern Honshu. Recorded (3 JMA) in eastern Hokkaido and in the Shizunai area; (2 JMA) throughout southern Hokkaido and in the Sarufutsu area, Hokkaido.  Also recorded (3 JMA) in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi; (2 JMA) in Akita, Fukushima and Yamagata; (1 JMA) in Hyogo, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Saitama, Tochigi and Tokyo Prefectures, Honshu. Tsunami wave heights in centimeters (peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations: 10 at Hana-saki, Japan; 4 at Adak and 32 on Shemya Island, Alaska; 33 at Arena Cove, 37 at Crescent City and 20 at Port San Luis, California; 12 at Hilo, 14 at Kahului and 9 at Nawiliwili, Hawaii; 27 at Port Orford, Oregon; 18 on Midway Island; 9 on Wake Island. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 13 16 17 27 1932  52.000 -179.000  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  2  3 43 1955  53.200 -167.400   0 6.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 1 13  2 35 46 1955  53.200 -167.400   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 1 13  1  0 38 1973  51.670 -176.952  63 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

 1 13  9 19  9 1975  52.100 -171.083  34 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  8 25 32 1978  52.748 -132.080  33 5.1   British Colombia

 

Felt lightly at Sandspit and Tasu.

 

 1 13 12 26 23 1982  40.381 -125.708  20 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coastal areas of Humboldt County with maximum intensity V at Eureka.

 

 1 13  1  0 29 1988  51.520 -174.870  24 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1  1 50 1988  51.360 -174.706  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1  9 35 1988  51.710 -174.450  23 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1 16 58 1988  50.800 -172.200   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  3 58  3 1988  51.509 -174.703  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  6 55 50 1988  51.407 -174.685  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1 24 48 1989  54.191 -161.396  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 13 20  5 10 1990  27.602 -115.091  10 5.1   Gulf of California

 1 13 13  8 42 2001  40.740 -125.284   6 5.6   North Pacific Ocean

 

Felt with intensity IV at Ferndale and Rio Dell. Also felt along most of the coast of Northern California from Crescent City to Trinidad and Garberville  and Eureka.

 

 1 13 20 47 56 2005  51.804  175.487  29 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 1 13 19 46 04 2012  51.076 -130.720  10 5.2   Vancouver Island, Canada

 1 13 12 44 08 2013  60.528 -152.885 135 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt (IV) at Homer and (II) at Anchorage, Chugiak, Kenai and Seward. Also felt at Eagle River, Girdwood and Ninilchik.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 12  7 19  0 1862  52.300  106.700  40 7.5   So. Siberia

 

Felt with intensity X at Lake Baykal.  A strong foreshock caused damaged in Irkutsk. People and cattle were knocked from their feet water spewed from wells up to 7 meters high. Fissures formed and water with silt and sand flowed. Large changes in topography occurred. with vertical faulting up to 8 meters. Many  structures in Irkutsk were damaged. Ice on lakes fissurred and cracked all over.  Arches in Churches were mostly cracked. Frozen ground split at Angara.

 

 1 12  9 28  0 1914  31.600  130.600  10 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Moderate Damage in Sakurajima with 29 killed. Accompanied by a eruption of Sakurajima Volcano. 58 killed, 120 houses destroyed and 2,148 houses burnt down

by the eruption. A tsunami was generated which inundated up the Kagoshima Bay area an destoryed 13 boats and damaged 22 ships. Maximum height 2 meters.

 

 1 12 20 34 10 1931  55.400  162.700   0 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 1 12 20 25 37 1946  59.300 -147.300  50 7.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt strongly at Cordoba and Anchorage.

 

 1 12 12  6  6 1950 -17.000 -178.500 500 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1 12 19 26 56 1995  42.928  147.430  63 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 12  3  0  0 1910  38.682 -112.149   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Windowpanes broke at Richfield, Utah. Shocks lasted three days.

 

 1 12  4 31  0 1915  34.750 -120.250   0 5.5   Off So. California

 

Well built chimneys fell at Los Alamos as well as many others. Water pipes were pulled apart. Building damage at Lompoc. An oil pipe broke at Harris. Landslides and liquefaction were common. Felt from San Jose to  Los Angeles.

 

 1 12 15  2 40 1944  40.300 -124.900   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off the coast of northern California. Intensity V at Cape Mendocino, Eureka and Ferndale.

 

 1 12 20 25 37 1946  59.250 -147.250  50 7.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt Strongly at Cordova and Anchorage.

 

 1 12 20 11 37 1952  52.500 -167.500   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 12 23 33 49 1954  35.000 -119.016  16 5.9   So. California

 

Earthquake west of Wheeler Ridge, this event damaged corrugated iron buildings and water tanks at Maricope. Pipelines were cracked and power transformers fell in Tehachapi. Building walls cracked in Los Angeles, Stockton an Bakersfield. Felt in the San Joaquin Valley as far south as San Diego and the Imperial Valley.

 

 1 12  6  0 13 1964  53.200 -166.300  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 12 21 22 15 1975  32.756 -117.988  15 5.0   So. California

 

Plaster Cracked at Long Beach.

 

 1 12 16 33 25 1981  52.830 -166.820  20 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Umnak.

 

 1 12 12 23 18 1987  51.741 -175.855  63 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1 12  0 42 40 1988  72.913  -70.232  18 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1 12 22 17  6 1990  53.870 -131.316  19 5.3   British Colombia

 

Felt with intensity IV at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Also felt at Ketchikan, Alaska and in the Queen Charlotte Islands and at Smithers and Terrace, British Columbia.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

  The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 11  9  7  0 1900  36.500  133.500   0 7.8   Korea

 1 11  3 35  0 1908  23.700  121.400   0 7.3   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in the Hsingkong and Hwalien area. Two killed, e houses destroyed, five homes damaged. Fissures and fault line cracks were observed.

 

 1 11 13 17  2 1913   1.500  122.000  60 7.3   Celebes Sea

 1 11  1 35 32 1946  44.883  130.617 560 7.2   NE China

 1 11  6 10  6 1982  13.752  124.358  46 7.4   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VII at Virac, Catanduanes and Virac, with intensity V at Manila and with IV at Quezon City. A rumbling noise was heard. Animals and people panicked and water became muddy. Damage to concrete and cracks formed

in roads up to 7 feet deep. Files were scattered at a local hospital. Maximum

intensity X at Bagamoc where ground cracks formed up to 50 feet long. Water spouted to a height of 20 feet. Municipal buildings were badly damaged. Landslides were common.

 

 

 1 11 20 28 26 1997  18.219 -102.756  86 7.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

One person killed and extensive damage occurred at Arteaga. Strongly felt in Michoacan and Mexico City. Felt in Colima, Guerrero and Jalisco.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

   Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 11 23 49  0 1909  48.700 -122.800   0 6.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in northwestern Washington State. Walls cracked at Blaine, plaster at Bellingham. At Anacortes sidewalks twisted and piers were damaged. Felt from Olympia to Aberdeen.

 

 1 11  4 29  0 1923  42.000 -120.500   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt strongly at Klamath Falls and Lakeview. Also felt at Alturas, California.

 

 1 11 17 30  0 1933  38.900 -117.800   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 1 11 22  0 49 1939  38.600 -119.400   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt southeast of Minden, NV and in east-central California and western  Nevada. Damage at Coleville, CA and Gardnerville and Hudson, NV.

 

 1 11 22 53 32 1953  65.309 -133.170  15 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1 11 11 59 50 1961  51.500 -169.500   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 11  6 49 11 1962  51.400 -179.400  62 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 11 16 57 26 1965  61.050 -151.100  37 5.1   Central Alaska

 1 11  2 12 26 1973  52.037 -169.556  14 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 11 21 41  8 1982  46.975  -66.659   7 5.5   E. of Maine

 

Aftershock of the earthquake of Jan. 9. Felt over about 125,000 sq. km of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Islad and Vermont. Maximum intensity VI at Caribou Maine and in New Brunswick where damage occurred to walls, merchandise, concrete bridges, underground pipes and streets. Felt by many.

 

 1 11  9  3 33 1985  51.692 -175.321  59 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1 11  0  4  3 2001  48.890 -129.310  10 6.1   Vancouver Island area

 1 11 10 02 32 2006  43.507 -127.266  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 10  0  0  0 1641  -1.500  -78.500   0 7.6   Ecuador

 

Associated with the eruption of the volcano Tunguarahua.

 

 1 10  8 52 38 1956 -25.800 -175.300  33 7.3   Tonga Islands

 1 10 14 22 24 1961  50.040  156.090  65 7.1   Kamchatka

 1 10 12  7  9 1970   6.825  126.737  73 7.3   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Davao, Mindanao. Also Felt strongly at Cagayan de Oroi and Hinatuan and Surigao. Also felt in Samar and Cebu Islands.

 

 1 10  7 17  4 1971  -3.132  139.697  33 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

The epicenter occurred in a remote area which was thinly populated. At Djajapura brick walls cracked and wooden homes collapsed. A church was damaged at Sentani. Landslides occurred and mud volcanoes formed at Genjem. Some ground fissures were observed. Felt with maximum intensity IV at Tabele in  eastern New Guinea.

 

 1 10  8 51 13 1974 -14.434  166.863  34 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VI at Vanua Lava and with intensity V in the Banks Island.  Also felt at Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island.

 

 1 10 14 38 57 1993 -59.220  -25.930  33 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

 1 10 16  2 44 2001  57.078 -153.211  33 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

This earthquake was felt with intensity VI at Kodiak and also in Anchorage and Seward.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 10 13  0  0 1910  38.682 -112.149   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Window panes broke at Richfield, Utah.

 

 1 10  8 10  0 1935  36.000 -112.100   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Windows broke, plaster cracked and minor rockslides occurred at Grand Canyon, Arizona.

 

 1 10  0 45 50 1948  42.000 -127.000   0 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 10  2 52 31 1953  27.500 -114.400  33 5.7   Gulf of California

 

Felt in San Diego. Windows creaked. Rumbling earthquake sound was heard.

 

 1 10  8 59 58 1954  65.500 -136.500  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

 1 10  6 28 40 1962  44.300 -128.700  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 10  8 58 45 1976  43.629 -127.417  23 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 10 12 58 16 1976  32.084 -115.471  12 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at El Cento where bottles broke at the food market. Also felt at San Diego and Gadsden, Arizona.

 

 1 10 13 33 15 1988  51.900 -164.500   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 10 13 10 18 1990  52.710 -169.940  58 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 10 16  2 44 2001  57.078 -153.211  33 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Kodiak. Felt with intensity III at Seward and Anchorage. Also felt at Anchor Point, Old Harbor and Perryville.

 

 1 10 16 11 54 2001  56.606 -153.205  39 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1 10 20 12 24 2001  56.934 -153.697  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Old Harbor.

 

 1 10 10 01 18 2007  53.669 -167.724  27 5.3   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

Felt (III) at Unalaska. Also felt at Dutch Harbor.

 

 1 10 01 37 19 2008  43.785 -127.264  13 6.3   Off Coast or Oregon

 

Felt at Rockaway Beach. Also felt at Eureka, California.

 

 1 10 00 27 39 2010  40.652 -124.692  29 6.5   Off Coast of Northern California

 

About 30 people injured and moderate damage to hundreds of homes and buildings in the Eureka-Ferndale area. Felt (VII) at Eureka, Ferndale and Samoa; (VI) at Bayside, Fortuna, Loleta and Rio Dell; (V) at Arcata, Blue Lake, Carlotta, Hydesville, Kneeland, Korbel, McKinleyville, Petrolia, Scotia, Somes Bar and Whitethorn. Felt widely in northern California and southwestern Oregon and as far as Hollister,

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  9  0  0  0 1038  38.400  112.900   0 7.2   So. China

 

In the province of Shensi. This earthquake extended from the west side of the Huangho River to beyond its eastern bank.

 

 1  9 10 13  0 1857  35.000 -119.000   0 8.3   So. California

 

The Fort Tejon earthquake. A ground fissure 70 km long was observed near Fort Tejon about 6 km from the San Andreas fault between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The roof of the church at Ventura collapsed. At Fort Tejon many buildings were destroyed and collapsed. Artesian wells in the Santa Clara valley  changed their flow pattern. New springs formed near Santa Barbara. A loud earthquake noise was heard at Fort Tejon. The waters of the  Mokelumne River were thrown up on the banks over four feet high.

 

 1  9 13 17  0 1896  36.500  141.000  60 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum height at Kanto and Tohoku and Ayukawa.

 

 1  9 10 21 42 1932  -6.200  154.500 380 7.3   New Britain

 1  9  9 23  0 1936   1.100  -77.600   0 7.0   Colombia

 

Destructive in the town of Snata Ana. Many died. Volcanism was concurrent with this earthquake. Up to 300 people were displaced. Volcanic flow continued to the sea for a length along the ocean of about 2800 meters and about 800 meters long. Many fields were inundated.

 

 1  9 16 49 28 2001 -14.928  167.170 103 7.6   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt in northern Vanuatu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  9 16  0  0 1857  35.300 -119.800   0 8.3   So. California

 

The Fort Tejon earthquake. A ground fissure 70 km long was observed near Fort Tejon about 6 km from the San Andreas fault between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The roof of the church at Ventura collapsed. At Fort Tejon many buildings were destroyed and collapsed. Artesian wells in the Santa Clara valley  changed their flow pattern. New springs formed near Santa Barbara.

 

 1  9  0  0  0 1872  47.500  -70.500   0 5.7   New England

 1  9  2 50  0 1928  37.000 -121.580   0 5.7   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VII at Gilroy and with intensity III Salinas and Hollister. Also felt at Watsonville.

 

 1  9 10 28 42 1941  31.700 -115.100   0 5.5   So. California

 

Felt in San Diego.

 

 1  9  9 10 50 1955  39.000 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

A ground crack appeared south of Lovelock, NV about 1 mile long and 1 inch wide

at Battle Mountain.

 

 1  9  7 52 56 1957  52.660 -167.500   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  9  7 53  0 1957  53.000 -167.000   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 21 14 38 1958  65.500  -80.000   0 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1  9  9 52 46 1966  54.200 -164.400  63 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 14 23 21 1970  52.000 -172.300   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 11 57 21 1973  60.311 -145.996  18 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Cordova.

 

 1  9 17  7 56 1973  51.405 -178.212  52 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 12 53 50 1982  46.989  -66.652  10 5.8   E. of Maine

 

Felt in Canada from the Gaspe Peninsula to Prince Edward Island and west to  Montreal Felt in the U.S. in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont over about 161 sq km. Maximum damage occurred with intensity VI near the Maine-New Brunswick border. Plaster and stretts and chimneys cracked at Ashland, Bridgewater, Caribou. Walls and items borke at Easton and Haynesville where cracks also appeared in streets. At Lubec tombstones were misplaced. AT Presque Isle cracks appeared in streets and walls and sidewalks. Windows cracked.

 

 1  9 16 36 43 1982  47.023  -66.648   6 5.1   E. of Maine

 

Strongly felt in the same area as the mainshock with similar effects. Felt with maximum intensity V in the U.S.

 

 1  9 19 28 21 1985  60.313 -140.640   9 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Yakutat, along the Alaska Highway and at Beaver Creek and Whitehorse. Also felt in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 1  9  3 36 34 1989  52.600 -173.800   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 10 42  9 1989  56.000 -174.500   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 11 16 56 1989  51.398 -174.794  26 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 11 52 52 1989  50.500 -173.600   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 23  4 17 1989  51.180 -174.940  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9  4 58 37 1990  51.975 -169.487  15 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  9  7 52 16 1997  53.701 -163.546  24 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 16 27 09 2005  51.535 -176.135  41 5.2   Andreanof Island, Alaska

 

Felt on Adak

 

 1  9 15 49 33 2007  59.420 -137.118  10 5.7   Southeastern Alaska

 

Felt (V) at Haines; (IV) at Hoonah, Juneau and Skagway; (III) at Douglas. Felt at Angoon, Gustavus, Petersburg, Sitka, Talkeetna and Yakutat. Also felt (IV) at Whitehorse; felt at Haines Junction, Yukon.

 

 1  9 14 40 00 2008  51.649 -131.183  10 6.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  8 13  0  0 1725 -16.400  -70.800   3 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

At Lima and Arequipa in Peru. Felt with intensity VII.

 

 1  8 19 30  0 1780  38.200   46.000   0 7.7   No. Iran

 

100,000 - 200,000 killed in the Tabriz and Tabris area of Iran. Severe damage.

 

 1  8 20 54 24 1956 -18.700  -70.400  55 7.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Slight damage at Arica.

 

 1  8 17 12 39 1970 -34.741  178.568 179 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt on North Island, New Zealand.

 

 1  8  5 27 54 1972  20.950  120.260  36 7.2   Taiwan

 

Felt lightly at Batan Islands and at Aparri in northern Luzon.

 

 1  8 16 47 21 2000 -16.925 -174.248 183 7.2   Tonga Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Afiamalu. Also Felt at Apia, Samoa and in

American Samoa.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  8  0 15  0 1906  39.300  -96.600   0 5.5   Southern Plains

 

Chimneys fell and walls cracked at Manhattan, Kansaas. At Wamego and Junction

City plaster cracked. Felt in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. An earthquake

noise was heard at Manhattan.

 

 1  8  0 13 36 1931  47.300  -70.400   0 5.4   New England

 1  8  0 13 41 1931  50.000  -74.000   0 5.6   Quebec, Canada

 

Epicenter near Baie St. Paul, Quebec. In New England felt with intensity

IV at Island Pont, Vt and at Bradburn, Portage and Stockholm, Maine.

Also felt as far as Poratland, Cumberland, Soldier Pond, Stratton, Perham

Maine and in Vermont at Canaan.

 

 1  8 18 54 18 1946  33.000 -115.833   0 5.4   So. California

 

Southeast of Borrego Valley. Maximum intensity V at Dulzura. Also felt at

Imperial. San Diego, Palm Springs, Lakeside.

 

 1  8 10  4 32 1964  46.100  -77.700  33 5.0   New York State

 1  8 17 38 19 1975  52.357 -175.625 121 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  8 19 57  4 1989  51.450 -174.760  34 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak and with intensity I at Atka.

 

 1  8 20 26 26 1989  51.465 -174.852  42 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  8 22 37 30 1989  51.450 -174.760  32 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  8 19 44 35 1990  52.038 -169.446  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  8 20 11 44 1990  52.370 -169.680  22 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  8 21 39 41 1990  51.990 -169.390  21 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  8 10 52 29 1996  35.784 -117.635   5 5.0   So. California

 1  8  2 17 36 2000  40.558 -126.189  29 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 1  8 17 15 07 2003  52.089 -171.584  33 5.5   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 1  8 18 55 41 2013  52.500 -170.635  67 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  7  4 25  0 1725  -9.000  -79.000   4 7.6   No. Peru

 

Felt most strongly in the Cordillera Blanca. Some glaciers fell. At least 1500 people were killed in Yungay and the town of Ancash.

 

 1  7  0 29 30 1901  -2.000  -82.000  60 7.8   Ecuador

 

Felt strongly in the province of Guaya. Violent at Guayaquil and Babahoyo. Also strongly felt at Esmeraldas.

 

 1  7 13 20 41 1937  35.500   97.600   0 7.6   So. China

 

Destructive in Tsinghai Province.

 

 1  7  2 49 20 1944  -4.500  143.500 120 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  7 20 21 50 1939  36.000 -117.716  10 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

At Coso Junction. Strong swarm Felt lightly in the Kern River area, Isabella, Kern

County and Trona.

 

 1  7 22 25 32 1945  36.500 -111.800   0 5.1   Utah area

 1  7  7 25  0 1954  40.300  -76.000   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Sinking Spring, PA. Minor damage included plaster falling and dishes and furnitue movement. Houses shook. Felt in Pennsylvania at Denber, Kenhort, Lincoln Park, Temple, West Lawn Reading and Wyomissing.

 

 1  7 16 41  4 1956  65.580 -133.650  15 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1  7  2 49 57 1971  52.312 -173.275  80 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  7  1 38 11 1983  37.554 -118.952   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 1  7  3 24 19 1983  37.630 -118.938   6 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over about 59,000 sq. km of California and Nevada. Maximum intensity at Mammoth Lakes where a plane was damaged. Display cases toppled in stores. Generally felt by all. At Lee Vining items fell and were overturned. Felt  throughout most of central California and as far south as San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.

 

 1  7  6 17 44 1985  40.273 -126.265   5 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 1  7  6 18  5 1985  42.250 -127.120  33 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  7  2 23 48 1987  52.275 -169.319  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  7 11  2  6 1990  64.778 -148.868  20 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Ester, Fairbanks and Manley Hot Springs. Also  felt at Eielson AFB, Nenana and North Pole, lightly at Clear, Delta Junction and Minto and Tanana.

 

 1  7 14 32 53 1996  35.766 -117.649   6 5.2   So. California

 

Felt at China Lake and Ridgecrest and as far as Los Angeles.

 

 1  7 02 52 54 2002  52.028 -171.168  33 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 1  7 20 58 19 2002  40.367 -127.086  23 5.0   Off Coast of Northern California

 1  7 07 51 37 2004  43.571 -110.383   3 5.0   Wyoming

 

Felt (IV) at Kelly, Lander, Moose and Moran; (III) at Dubois, Jackson and Wilson. Also felt (III) at Driggs, Idaho Falls and Victor, Idaho.

 

 1  7 02 23 43 2006  52.415  173.613  30 5.5   Rat Islands, Alaska

 1  7 18 55 38 2006  56.319 -157.396  59 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 1  7 15 33 44 2007  54.902 -156.969  10 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 1  7 08 14 20 2008  51.198 -179.600  35 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 1  7 06 07 55 2014  54.856 -160.146  31 5.2   Unimak Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  6 14 11  2 1922 -16.500  -73.000  60 7.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 1  6 19 31 58 1928   0.500   36.500  60 7.0   Sudan/Ethiopia

 1  6 14  3 24 1940 -22.000  171.000  90 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 1  6 17 23 36 1948  17.000  -98.000  80 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 1  6  7 51 31 1951   7.500  -80.500  90 7.0   Costa Rica

 1  6 15 39  1 1969 -10.507  164.466  32 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 1  6  6 11 41 1977  -3.600  144.400  33 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt strongly along the northern coast of Papua and in the Schouten Islands. No

reports of damage.

 

 1  6 22 37 34 1995  40.246  142.175  27 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

At least 29 were injured in Iwate and Aomori Prefecturs. Many lost water and sewer services. Felt with maximum intensity V at Hachinohe and Morioka. Felt throughout much of Honshu and as far south as Tokyo.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  6 14 30  0 1905  35.500 -118.700   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Bakersfield, Riverside, Angiola, Lone Pine, Kern and Claremont. Sharp at Bakersfield and slight at Riverside.

 

 1  6 13  6  0 1933  39.000 -117.800   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 1  6  2  1 21 1965  44.772 -112.746  10 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity V at Dewey, Idaho. Also felt in Montana.

 

 1  6 18 27 34 1965  60.080 -151.650  57 5.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 1  6 23 12 19 1975  54.240 -165.798 113 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 16  2  7 1977  51.255 -175.556  11 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  6  7  8 44 1978  51.440 -175.943  25 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  6 12 23 29 1982  51.219 -176.498  37 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 12 23 40 1982  51.496 -176.592  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 1  6 17  4 46 1985  54.397 -166.180 131 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 17  5 13 1985  54.730 -166.510  61 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 23 47  8 1995  51.200  179.600  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 10 42 27 2000  58.207 -136.748   0 6.1   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt strong at Haines, Juneau and Sitka. Felt as far as Skagway, Yakutat,  and at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

 

 1  6 22 00 03 2002  52.097 -171.058  33 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 22 07 01 2002  52.064 -171.068  33 5.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 10 53 40 2003  63.450 -147.010   1 5.1   Central Alaska

 1  6 10 14 43 2005  51.417 -174.265  41 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 00 20 32 2008  51.510 -131.158  10 5.4   Queen Charlotte Islands region, Canada

 1  6 23 37 45 2012  59.852 -153.232 136 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity II-III in Anchorage, Kenai, Pedro Bay and Seldovia.

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  5  7  0  0 1678  -0.200  -78.500   0 7.0   Ecuador

 1  5 14 33 15 1915 -15.000  168.000 200 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 1  5 23 26 42 1915  25.000  123.000 160 7.4   Ryukyu Islands

 1  5 18 47  5 1941   2.000  122.000  50 7.0   Celebes Sea

 1  5 21 12 43 1944  -3.500  102.000  60 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 1  5 19 57 20 1946 -16.000  167.000  50 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 1  5  7 48 22 1953  54.000  170.500  60 7.1   Near Islands

 1  5 10  6 33 1953  49.200  155.400  45 7.3   NE Pacific

 1  5  0 50 18 1955 -49.700  162.700  33 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 1  5  0 14 41 1967  48.146  102.897  35 7.5   Mongolia

 

Felt within maximum intensity VI at Ulan Bator and at Irkutsk. No victims were recorded as the epicentral region is quite unpopulated.

 

 1  5 13 26 40 1969  -7.975  158.909  47 7.5   Solomon Islands

 

Slight damage on Santa Isabel Island. Fissures were observed and a water tank shifted. (date from NGDC, UNESCO gives date of Jan. 15).

 

 1  5 14 57 11 1991  23.546   95.963  18 7.2   Myanmar

 

Felt at Mandalay, southern Myanmar, Silchar, India and Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. 32 buildings were damaged at Thabeikkyim, Myanmar. Farmland was also destroyed.

 

 1  5 08 58 19 2013  55.393 -134.652  10 7.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity V in Craig, Alaska and as far as Vancouver, B.C. A tsunami was recorded with height of 14 cm at Port Alexander, 7 at Sitka, and 2 cm at Sitka and Elfin Cove and Craig, Alaska. office building in Juneau and did minor damage in Ketchikan. Seiche was observed as far to the south as Seattle, Washington from that event. Tsunami warnings are in effect from the Southeastern Panhandle to British Columbia. Some

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  5  2 45  0 1843  35.500  -90.500   0 6.0   New Madrid area

 

The strongest shock in the area since the New Madrid quakes of 1811-1812.  Felt strongly in Memphis where walls were cracked and chimneys fell. An earthquake noise was heard. People were frightened at St. Louis and chimneys fell. Some subsidence occurred at New Madrid and a new lake formed drowning several hunters. Also felt strongly in Kentucky and in Cincinnati, Ohio where furniture and mirrors were strongly shaken. Felt through North and South Carolina and in Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa and Georgia.

 

 1  5  3 54  0 1912  37.330 -118.420   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly at Bishop, Laws and Alvord. Felt as far as Bakersfield.

 

 1  5  6 50 20 1933  38.770 -117.740   0 5.9   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Wabuska and Potts, NV, Also felt at Sonora, Nevada.

 

 1  5 11 26  0 1948  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt by many at Helena, Montana.

 

 1  5 14  6 32 1961  51.830 -175.940  51 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

 1  5  7 32 26 1965  39.200 -120.100  14 5.0   Central California

 

Felt over about 500 sq miles of northern California around Lake Tahoe. Maximum intensity V at Crystal Bay, Nevada. Houses creaked.

 

 1  5 19  1  0 1965  44.900 -112.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 1  5 23  0  0 1965  44.900 -112.700   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt in southwestern Montana and northern Idaho. A metal flagpole at Dewey Montana broke in two places. Objects fell from shelves with intensity V at Butte and  other surround towns and cities.  Christmas trees toppled and dishes broke.

 

 1  5  0 37 18 1966  39.800 -104.700   5 5.0   Colorado area

 

Earthquake caused by pumping of water into the ground in the northern Denver area, this event knocked small objects off shelves and frightened many in Denver, Northglenn and Commerce City, Colorado. An earthquake noise was heard.

 

 1  5  7  1 58 1966  51.200 -178.100  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  5 14  0 56 1974  52.051 -171.460  37 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  5 15 54  3 1974  42.475 -126.597  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  5 23 29 19 1974  42.466 -126.729  25 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  5  6 23 33 1976  35.844 -108.341  25 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Minor damage to plaster and dry wall in Colorado, New Mexico and Leupp, Arizona. Felt over about 115,000 sq. km. Also felt in Utah. Maximum intensity VI.

 

 1  5 21 41 48 1984  51.296 -179.194  53 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  5 12 11 57 1987  52.623 -169.427  33 6.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Unalaska. Also felt at False Pass and Nikolski.

 

 1  5  7 16 51 1990  41.838 -126.821   6 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 1  5 16 21  6 1991  65.433 -134.108  18 5.4   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1  5  1 14 42 1994  67.699 -147.078  12 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt at Fort Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska.

 

 1  5 16 52 22 2007  55.755 -156.061  18 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

 1  5 10 39 14 2008  51.324 -130.390  10 5.7  Vancouver Island, B.C

 1  5 11 01 06 2008  51.254 -130.746  15 6.6  Vancouver Island, B.C.

 1  5 11 44 48 2008  51.163 -130.542  10 6.4  Vancouver Island, B.C.

 1  5 12 00 17 2008  51.502 -131.095  10 5.0  Vancouver Island, B.C.

 

Strong earthquakes hit the Queen Charlotte Islands of western Canada with magnitudes of  M 6.5 in the region of Canada where they were felt with intensity II at Port Hardy, Canada. An aftershock of M 5.0 was reported felt with intensity II at Vancouver, Canada. Canada.com reported no damage, tsunami or casualties accompanied the earthquake.

 

 1  5 08 58 19 2013  55.393 -134.652  10 7.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity V in Craig, Alaska and as far as Vancouver, B.C. A tsunami was recorded with height of 14 cm at Port Alexander, 7 at Sitka, and 2 cm at Sitka and Elfin Cove and Craig, Alaska. office building in Juneau and did minor damage in Ketchikan. Seiche was observed as far to the south as Seattle, Washington from that event. Tsunami warnings are in effect from the Southeastern Panhandle to British Columbia. Some

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  4  5  7  0 1903 -20.000 -175.000 400 8.0   Tonga Islands

 1  4  5 19 29 1907   2.000   94.500  60 7.8   Nicobar Islands

 

Reports not available.

 

 1  4 15 46 54 1912  52.000 -179.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A violent shock.

 

 1  4  8 56 37 1948 -20.800 -179.000 600 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1  4 17  0 40 1970  24.139  102.503  31 7.5   Myanmar

 

Damage reported in Yunnan, China. Many victims and houses destroyed. Centered at Kanming. Residents in Hanoi, North Vietnam about 300 miles from the epicenter fled from their homes in terror as the earthquake shook that city.

 

 1  4  3 16 54 1972  22.600  122.100  33 7.6   Taiwan

 

Felt within intensity V at Ishigaki shima and with intensity IV in the Batan Islands. Followed by a strong sequence of events including an M 8.5 on January 25, 1972.

 

 1  4  6 11 59 1998 -22.301  170.911 101 7.5   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt at Noumea, New Caledonia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  4  0  0  0 1728  42.800  -70.800   0 5.0   New England

 1  4 15 46 54 1912  52.000 -179.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A violent shock.

 

 1  4  1  2  0 1933  38.400 -118.100   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 1  4  1 22  0 1933  38.400 -118.100   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with inte4nsity IV at Wabuska and Potts, Nevada. Felt also at Sonora, CA.

 

 1  4  3 59 28 1933  61.000 -148.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 

People ran into the streets. Ground cracks appeared at many points and in the streets of Seward and the Forestry Buerau road for 20 miles from Kenai Lake to Turnagain. At Anchorage it was the largest earthquake felt to date. Also reported felt at Fairbanks and Cordova.

 

 1  4  3 41 23 1965  59.900 -153.600 122 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 1  4 20 48 55 1965  67.400 -136.200  33 5.5   Northern Alaska

 1  4  0 57 44 1968  52.200 -171.300  36 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  4  8 44 11 1976  52.860 -166.760  32 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  4  0 56 59 1992  66.628  -94.766  18 5.2   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 

Felt by all at Gjoa Haven and Baker Lake. Also felt at Spence Bay, Repulse Bay and Pelly Bay.

 

 1  4  2 47 27 1995  51.578 -173.648  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  4  4 14 45 1995  51.500 -173.800  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  4 19 43 10 1996  52.454 -170.676  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  4 11 46 37 2008  51.923 -170.100  35 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  3 15  0  0 1686  34.000  132.030   0 7.2   Kyushu, Japan area

 1  3  0  0  0 1739  38.900  106.500   0 8.0   So. China

 1  3 23 25 58 1911  42.900   76.900  25 8.2   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 1  3 16 24  0 1920  19.300  -96.900   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 1  3  9 42 31 1934  53.600  155.800 290 7.0   Northern Kurils

 1  3  2 54 18 1943 -30.620  178.420  12 7.4   So. Kermadec Islands

 1  3  2 20 33 1947  44.300  149.000  40 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 1  3 12 48 30 1957  43.850  130.630 593 7.0   NE China

 1  3 17 35 40 1971 -55.503   -2.578  33 7.1   Atlantic-Indian Ridge

 1  3 16 23 21 2004 -22.253  159.683  22 7.1   Southeast of the Loyalty Islands

 

Felt on Mare and at Noumea, New Caledonia.

 

 1  3 19 43 50 2009  -0.414  132.885  17 7.7   Papua New Guinea

 1  3 22 33 40 2009  -0.691  133.305  23 7.4   Papua New Guinea

 

USGS and local sources give a combined death toll from the earthquakes and tsunamis of 108. A small tsunami was generated. This earthquake hit the region near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia. NEIC reported felt intensity IV at Sorong, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia. AFP News agency from Indonesia however reported stronger felt activity. Initial reports included five dead in Manokwari where one of the main tourist hotels collapsed with dozens injured. Electricity in the city was down and there were many flattened houses and damaged buildings. Damaged buildings included two hotels, two banks, a warehouse and hundreds of houses. At least 52 people suffered injuries including 37 in Manokwari. In Sorong at least four houses were leveled and 15 were injured. Thousands fled their homes and thronged roads leading from the coast, most feared deadly tsunamis. Earthquakes in this area often trigger strong tsunamis but they were directed to the north in this event.    The Japanese Metorological Agency (JMA) reported tsunamis of 10-40 cm hit Japan's southeast coast overnight. No damages were reported. Tsunamis of similar size were likely to have occurred throughout the areas of  eastern Asia and Indonesia and will probably be reported at a later date. The earthquakes in the Papua, Indonesia region today may have been partially triggered by recent unusual geophysical activity. At the end of December, the only tropical cyclone in the world at the time, Billy passed south of this epicenter with winds up to 125 kts. This is one of the strongest cyclones to hit the area of northern Australia in recent years and it may have stressed the plates in the area through winds and atmospheric pressures such that normal stresses across faults in the area were reduced. The second event was a disturbance in the geomagnetic field which occurred several hours before the Papua mainshock. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) places this disturbance which reached k-levels of 4, the strongest in the past month as occurring around  9:00-12:00 UT. I have long been an advocate that any method of forecasting earthquakes should take into account geophysical effects such as tropical  cyclones and geomagnetic disturbances.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  3 17 18 33 1939  49.600 -129.620   0 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 1  3  0 41  2 1957  53.300 -167.600  33 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  3 23 13 50 1965  60.200 -151.200  93 5.6   Central Alaska

 1  3 13 28 14 1969  51.140 -179.390  38 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  3 21 14 16 1973  44.344 -129.154  18 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  3 22 56 46 1977  37.605  -89.622   5 5.0   New Madrid area

 1  3  1 26 11 1994  49.636 -127.026  29 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 1  3 23  2 11 1998  53.982 -164.005   3 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1  3 04 24 26 2002  52.490  173.303  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Alaska

 1  3 10 53 04 2006  51.453 -168.124  10 5.3   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

The earthquake of M 5.3 in the Fox Islands continued a strong activation of that region which began in  October, 2005. The last event in the region including both these events (50-55N 168-173W) which was larger than M 5.3 was an earthquake in the Fox Islands of M 5.7 on Oct. 20, 2005.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  2 12 56 30 1907 -21.100 -175.100  60 7.3   Tonga Islands

 1  2 22 34 30 1936   0.000   99.500  60 7.0   So. Sumatera

 1  2 15 14 51 1950 -12.000  165.000 150 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 1  2  3 48 44 1957  53.000 -168.000  60 7.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  2 10 42 30 1974 -22.500  -68.400 105 7.2   Coast No. Chile

 

Three injured in Chuquicamata. Damage with intensity VIII at Calama. Also felt at Iquique, Tocopilla, Antofagasta and Copiapo.

 

 1  2 17 22 49 2002 -17.600  167.856  21 7.2   Vanuatu Islands 

 

Several people were injured, two bridges destroyed and buildings and roads

damaged on Efate. Rockslides blocked access to wharf at Port Vila. Tsunami with wave heights to 40 cm.

 

01 02 06 10 49 2006 -60.957  -21.606  13 7.4   South Sandwich Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  2 12 15  0 1785  40.000  -67.000   0 5.7   E. of Maine

 1  2 16 21  0 1912  41.500  -88.500   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Maximum intensity was VI at Aurora, Freeport, Morris and Yorkville, Illinois. Felt with intensity V at Chicago. Felt also at Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin and in Iowa, Indiana and Fulton County, Kentucky.

 

 1  2  7 30  0 1935  32.800 -114.200   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Aftershocks of strong earthquakes of Dec. 30 and 31, 1943.

 

 1  2 22 41  6 1935  40.600 -125.000   0 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Moderately strong shock felt with intensity VI along the northern coast of California. Felt at Eureka, Fort Bragg, etc. No felt in southern Oregon.

 

 1  2  3 25  0 1954  36.600  -83.700   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Earthquake centered near Middlesboro. This event cracked buildings and foundations in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Damage and alarm occurred. Intensity V was reported in Kentucky. Felt also in Tennessee.

 

 1  2  0 39 24 1957  52.700 -168.500  33 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  2  2 17 39 1957  52.460 -168.410   0 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  2  3 30 34 1957  52.500 -168.500  33 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  2  3 48 44 1957  53.000 -168.000  60 7.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  2  4  3 30 1957  52.760 -168.750   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  2 10 49 32 1957  52.580 -168.530   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

A precursory swarm to a strong series in March, 1957. Not reported felt.

 

 1  2  4 52 16 1966  54.210 -164.380  45 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1  2  3 36 21 1976  50.380 -130.020  22 5.1   British Colombia

 1  2 20 57 40 1978  51.163 -178.090  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  2 13 53 50 1979  51.755 -173.432  22 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  2 13 55 53 1979  51.590 -173.310   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  2 16 10 18 1984  56.354 -152.981  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1  2  5 32 49 1985  55.428 -157.835  33 6.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity III at Perryville. Also felt at Chignik and Sand Point.

 

 1  2 23  7 56 1985  51.700 -170.500  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  2 11 45 36 1992  32.336 -103.101   5 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity V at Seagraves, Texas and Jai, Lakewood, Loco Hills and Roswell, New Mexico. Felt throughout southeastern New Mexico, western Texas as far as San Antonio, Texas.

 

 1  2 16 40 41 1992  48.738 -129.233  10 6.0   Vancouver Island area

 1  2 12 58 42 2000  51.447 -175.558  27 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  2 17 25 33 2000  51.651 -175.464  27 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 1  2 06 48 42 2019  58.351 -153.201  62 5.0   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

 

NEIC reported this event was felt with intensity II-III within about 400 km of the epicenter with reported intensities at Kodiak, Homer, Kenai, and Anchorage, Alaska. This is the second M 5.0 in Alaska in the past two days, an unusual occurrence for the beginning of the year. The last event of M>=5 in the Kodiak Island area within about 150 km of this epicenter was an M 5.4 on August 31, 2017. An M 5.7 occurred about 150 km north of this at an intermediate depth on November 21, 2018 and as an M 5.1 on March 9, 2018, the only such events in the past year in the region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  1  5 20 15 1902  52.380 -167.450   0 7.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

 1  1 11  2  0 1910  16.500  -84.000  60 7.5   Honduras

 

In the Caribbean Sea. No damage reported.

 

 1  1 10 17 43 1911  38.000   66.000  60 7.2   Afghanistan

 1  1 13 20 36 1916  -4.000  154.000  25 7.9   New Britain

 1  1  1 33 42 1919   8.000  126.000  60 7.4   Central Philippines

 

Earthquake of intensity VII. It shook the entire island of Mindanao and Visayan. Also felt on Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Bohol.

 

 1  1  2 59 57 1919 -19.500 -176.500 180 8.3   Tonga Islands

 1  1 18 43 31 1928  53.000  152.000 510 7.0   Northern Kurils

 1  1  8 48 39 1933 -14.800  168.000 140 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 1  1 13 21  0 1935 -17.500 -174.500 300 7.1   Tonga Islands

 1  1  1 29 40 1976 -28.600 -177.600  59 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

 1  1 16 42 40 1980  38.815  -27.780  10 7.2   Azores Islands

 

At least 56 were killed and 400 injured in this earthquake in the Azores. Maximum intensity was VIII on Terceira, Azores. Four killed and much damage on Sao Jorge. Damage also occurred on Graciosa.

 

 1  1  9  3 41 1984  33.618  136.842 388 7.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Felt from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

 

 1  1  8  5 12 1996   0.724  119.981  33 7.8   Malaysia

 

At least nine killed and 350 buildings damaged in Bangkir and Tolitoli. A  tsunami was generated with maximum height five meters in the epicentral region.

 

 1  1  6 57  4 2001   6.898  126.579  33 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt at Butuan. Felt also on Ternate and Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  1  5 20 15 1902  52.380 -167.450   0 7.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

 1  1 18 28  0 1913  34.700  -81.700   0 5.2   Southeast U.S.

 

Felt over an area of about 43,000 sq. miles with maximum intensity up to VII. At Union cracks formed in walls and plaster fell. Cracks appeared in many brick buildings. Chimneys fell as far as Kings Mountain N.C. more than 200 miles away.

 

 1  1  2 35  0 1920  33.080 -116.750   0 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake at Mesa Grande and Warner Springs. Adobe walls cracked at Warner Springs.

 

 1  1  8 16 45 1927  32.500 -115.500   0 5.8   So. California

 1  1  9 13 30 1927  32.500 -115.500   0 5.5   So. California

 1  1  1 20 42 1945  73.000  -70.000   0 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1  1 12 13 54 1955  39.000 -118.000   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 1  1 23 39  6 1963  56.500 -157.600  67 6.5   Alaska Peninsula

 

Part of a sequence of events on the Kenai Peninsula. Woke many at Anchorage. Light fixtures swayed and objects moved. Felt also at Cordova, Kenai and Valdez.

 

 1  1  8  4 18 1965  34.133 -117.500   6 5.2   So. California

 

South of Fontana this event was felt in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Ceiling tile fell at Fontana and windows, glassware and dishes broke. A sidewalk cracked at Lytle Creek.

 

 1  1  9  7  5 1969  51.210 -179.340  41 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  1  4 45 30 1971  59.620 -144.650   0 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 1  1  3 55 12 1975  61.918 -149.724  58 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Anchorage, Palmer and Wasilla. Minor damage in Anchorage and Palmer.

 

 1  1 23 14 39 1979  33.944 -118.681  11 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Culver City and the Malibu region. Store windows broke in Malibu, Culver City, Santa Monica and cracked at Buena Park and Seal Beach. Damage was also reported from Hollywood. Parts of the PAcific Coast Highway were made impassible by fallen boulders.

 

 1  1 11 18  8 1983  61.286 -146.955  21 5.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Valdez. Also felt at Anchorage, Crdova, Glennallen and Palmer.

 

 1  1 15 50 18 1991  55.590 -159.130  39 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity IV at Perryville. Also felt at Chignik and San Point.

 

 1  1 11 30  4 1995  60.000 -153.200 121 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Kasilof and Port Graham. Also felt at Homer and Kenai.

 

 1  1 11 22 57 2000  46.888  -78.930  18 5.2   New York State

 

Felt at Temiscaming and Val-d'Or. Also felt in southern Ontario at North Bay and in Toronto and Ottawa. Felt in New York at Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester. Also felt in Kinross, Michigan.

 

 1  1  3  3 30 2019   61.296 -149.947  43 5.0   Anchorage, Alaska

 

A moderate earthquake of M 5.0 shook the aftershock zone of the Anchorage, Alaska region today. NEIC reported it was felt with intensity up to IV in Anchorage, Elmendorf AFB, abd Fort Richardson, Alaska and with lesser intensity of II-III as far as 200 km from the epicenter at Homer, Alaska. This is the strongest long-term aftershock of the M 7.1 in Anchorage of November 30, 2018. The last event of M>=5 in the area was an M 5.2 on December 1, 2018.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

  The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in

recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 31  4  5  0 1889  40.000  130.000  99 7.8   NE China

12 31  9  2 43 1901  51.450 -171.020   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

12 31  7 20  5 1922  45.700  151.400  25 7.0   So. Kurils

12 31 18 45  0 1934  32.000 -114.750  16 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

Maximum intensity X in Baja California. In Baja California irrigation ditches were damaged, roads buckled, crevices opened and  communication were disrupted.

Felt strongly at Tijuana and along the border. Chimneys and walls fell at  Calipatria.

 

12 31 18 23  4 1966 -11.800  166.500  33 8.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VIII-IX at Vanikoro in the Santa Cruz Islands. A small tsunami was generated with maximum 0.75 meters at Vanikora.

 

12 31 22 15 14 1966 -11.300  164.800  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

12 31 10 32  7 1980  46.233  152.367  70 7.1   So. Kurils

 

Felt with intensity III at Urakawa and II at Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. Also felt in the southern Kuril Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

   Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 31  9  2 43 1901  51.450 -171.020   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

12 31 12 11  0 1910  36.830 -121.420   0 5.0   Central California

 

The strongest earthquake in the area since 1906. At Salinas the water main broke and minor damage occurred to dishes and fallen items. Felt as far as Sonoma County.

 

12 31 12 20  0 1915  41.000 -126.000   0 6.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off Humboldt County. Felt lightly along the coastline.

 

12 31 19  6  4 1927  59.330 -136.220   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt by many at Southeastern Alaska in Juneau and Sitka where objects were moved about.

 

12 31 15 25  0 1931  47.500 -123.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt widely in Puget Sound, Washinton. At Lilliwaup walls cracked and articles were thrown from store shelves.

 

12 31 18 45  0 1934  32.000 -114.750  16 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

Maximum intensity X in Baja California. In Baja California irrigation ditches were damaged, roads buckled, crevices opened and  communication were disrupted. Felt strongly at Tijuana and along the border. Chimneys and walls fell at  Calipatria.

 

12 31 22 23  0 1934  30.000 -112.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

12 31  6 48 44 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Located at Owens Valley where the shock twosted chimneys and cracked plaster at the Adamas Main Powerhouse in the Owens River Gorge.

 

12 31 17 37 45 1956  38.300 -118.900   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 31 17 39 24 1956  38.283 -118.967  10 5.5   California/Nevada area

12 31 10 36  0 1961  44.400 -100.500   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Felt lightly in South Dakota.

 

12 31 20 49 31 1962  47.250 -122.080   2 5.2   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt over an area of about 13,000 sq. miles. Maximum intensity was VI. Slight damage occurred in Pierce County with cracked plaster and fallen chimneys. Small items moved, plaster cracked and furnishings shifted.

 

12 31  2 29 40 1967  51.810 -171.900  31 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 31  5 34 14 1970  47.773 -128.759  33 5.2   Vancouver Island area

12 31 19 51 20 1971  51.711 -179.947  95 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

12 31  4 37 31 1974  52.531 -179.260 228 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 31 11  4  4 1982  67.806 -161.348  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

12 31 11 44 38 1992  50.890 -178.830  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 30 17  0  0 1703  35.000  140.000   0 8.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A strong tsunami (the Genroku Tokaido tsunami) was generated by this earthquake. The southern part of the Boso peninsula subsided destroying 1020 houses and  killing 125. Maximim tsunami amplitude was 9 meters near Katsuum on Boso Peninsula. Considerate damage. Houses were destroyed and deaths occurred. At Hachijijima on Isu Island 18 boast and 58 houses were lost along with 56 lives. Much damage. An earthquake in the same area of this size today could be devastating to the Tokyo area.

 

12 30  5 26 59 1907  12.100  -86.300  60 7.2   Nicaragua

12 30  0 39 28 1961  51.000  178.000   0 7.0   Rat Islands

12 30 23 52 40 1983  36.372   70.738 215 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

At least 26 were killed and up to 500 injured in the Kabul, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan areas. Damage was recorded in Tajikistan. Felt in Afghanistan, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrghyzstan.

 

12 30 23 18 52 1989  -3.406  145.966  38 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity III at Karkar and Manam.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 30 22 34  0 1901  52.000 -160.000   0 6.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. Several tsunamis were generated.

 

12 30 17 57  0 1926  47.700 -120.200   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Located in east-central Washington. Most strongly felt at Wenatchee and Leavenworth. Panic caused people to rush into the streets.

 

12 30 13 52 14 1934  32.250 -115.500  16 6.5   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX at Laguna Salada area of Baja California. Railroads, tracks and bridges were damaged and twisted. Cracks in the surface and water spouted in a dry canal bed. Houses were wrecked and a water tank was destroyed.

 

12 30 12 10 48 1938  59.000 -153.000 100 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt lightly at Anchorage.

 

12 30 22  3  2 1944  43.800 -126.800   0 5.8   North Pacific Ocean

12 30 23 49 56 1948  50.990 -130.320   0 6.0   British Colombia

 

Felt lightly in Victoria.

 

12 30 11 32 30 1954  52.500 -168.400  55 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 30  2  6 30 1965  54.090 -164.280  19 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12 30 16 30 35 1965  33.566 -116.550   8 5.9   So. California

12 30 16 33 44 1965  58.200 -152.400  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Slightly felt at Kodiak.

 

12 30  7  3 10 1968  57.580 -151.360  19 5.4   Southern Alaska

12 30  3 33 17 1974  61.982 -149.686  62 5.1   Central Alaska

 

 

Felt strongly at Anchorage and Palmer. Felt also at Talkeetna with  maximum intensity V.

 

12 30  2 22  4 1975  63.040 -150.945 132 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Talkeetna.

 

12 30  9  2 45 1977  52.275 -169.736  35 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 30 14  0 33 1981  64.588 -148.010  14 5.2   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Ester where objects overturned and windows and doors rattled. Also felt at Fairbanks, North Pole, Minto and Eielson Air Force Base.

 

12 30 12 41  3 1985  61.541 -150.340  62 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Anchorage where windows cracked, dishes broke and pictures and small items fell. An earthquakes noise was heard. Many were awakened. Also felt at Chugiak, Tyonek, Willow and Seward.

 

12 30 20 13 20 1985  63.592 -151.298  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III in the Denali National Park and at McKinley Park.

 

12 30 16 18 13 1987  53.886 -165.797  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 30  2  7 18 1995  63.212 -150.605 137 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, Butte and the general region. Also felt at Fairbanks, Valdez and Whittier.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 29  0  0  0 1604  25.000  119.500   0 8.0   So. China

 

Probable aftershock in Fou-tcheou, Hing-hoa and Kien-ning. The mainshock occurred on Oct. 25, 1604.

 

12 29  0  0  0 1820  -7.000  119.000   0 7.5   Sumbawa Island area

 

AT least 400-500 persons were killed including 3 Europeans. Felt in Sumbawa with damage and in the Flores Sea. Much damage. The sea rose several times to an unusual height and carried away many houses.

 

12 29 11 18  0 1897  19.000  -73.000   0 7.0   Doiminican Rep/Haiti

 

Felt strongly at Mirebalais and Jacmel. At Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,

and in the Monte Cristi range ground subsided and great cracks formed. Maximum intensity IX-X. A bridge collapsed at Guanabano. Submarine cables broke. The cathedral at Santiago de los Caballeros was damaged beyond repari. 92 houses were  damaged. Altamira Village near Puerto Plata partially disappeared in the earthquake. The cemetary sank.

 

12 29 22 50 20 1917  15.000  -97.000  60 7.7   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Located near the Oaxaca coast. Damage appears to have been minimal.

 

12 29 14 47 56 1936  -4.500  153.500   0 7.0   New Britain

12 29  3  3 54 1949  18.000  121.000  60 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

Earthquake was reported to have killed 15 at Iba. Most structures damaged were large churches which had been damaged in World War II. Fifteen persons were killed, most drowned in the Cagauyan River when their canoes  capsized. Highest intensity was at Magat and Pionacanauan de Ilagan rivers with the Cagayan River. Damage occurred to old structures. Fissures and  sand boils were observed. In Manila panic occurrred as tall buildings cracked and swayed. Plaster fell and some electrical disruption occurred.

 

12 29  0 19 31 1973 -15.117  166.896  47 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

This earthquake damaged harbor installations and broke water pipes at Luganville.

 

12 29  7 48 14 1993 -20.230  169.789  33 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 29  6 20 44 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

12 29  6 38 16 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 29  6 46  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 29  6 49  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershocks.

 

12 29 18 37  0 1941  45.535 -122.620   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI for about 5000 sq. miles around Portland, Oregon. Windows cracked at Portland, felt by all. Items fell from shelves and many were awakened.

 

12 29 12 53 28 1948  39.550 -120.080   0 6.0   Central California

 

Earthquake near Verdi, Nevada where a store in Veri was severely damaged

Windows and walls fell at a school and at the powerhouse. Chimneys fell. Telephone service was distrupted at Truckee River Canyon when a boulder severed a telephone line.

 

12 29  6 35  2 1964  51.400 -174.900  22 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 29  6 39  6 1964  51.490 -174.750  18 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 29 10 24 31 1970  51.238 -168.437   9 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 29 18 25  1 1974  61.597 -150.511  67 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Palmer, with V at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Talkeetna, Tyonek and Wasila. Also felt at Anchorage.

 

12 29  8  3 43 1976  43.438 -126.785  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 29 18 54 35 1990  52.102 -170.532  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 28  2 56  0 1903   7.000  127.000  60 7.8   Halmahera

 

A violent earthquake in southeaster Mindanao. Church statues were thrown down at Mati. At Caraga there were fissures formed  in the steep rocks  separating the beach from the town. These were thre feet meters long. Stone fences were thrown to the ground. At Davao earthquake sounds were heard. Pendulum clocks stopped and objects fell from walls and shelves. Also felt at Butuan, Cotabato, Surigao and Maasin.

 

12 28  4 20 27 1908  38.167   15.583  10 7.5   Mediterranean/Sicily

 

An earthquake in Messina, Italy and Reggio. At Messina 2400 were killed outside the city in the province of Reggio about 11,000 were killed at Monteleone, 10 - a total of 13,282. About 25-50% of the population of the nearby towns were killed. Estimated total death toll was 47,000 to 82,000 people. Many houses in every village were destroyed. Destruction was complete near the epicenter. At Messina about 98% of houses were ruined. The city looked like rows of debris. The quake was felt as far as Greece for an area of about 170,000 sq. miles. Subsidence of the coast was up to 3 feet.  Sea cables were ruptured most of the was between Sicily and Italy. A tsunami was generated with an intial retreat of the sea. Maximum tsunami height was 38 feet. On both sides of the strait of Messina buildings were swept away be the tsunami. 79 were killed or drowned in the tsunami at Sicily and more than 140 on the Calabrian coast. The tsunami destroyed bridges and railways.

 

12 28 22 54 52 1924  43.200  147.200  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

12 28 18 20 15 1927  53.800  161.400  20 7.2   E. of Kamchatka

12 28  2 35 22 1935   0.000   98.300  60 8.1   So. Sumatera

 

Moderate damage with intensity VIII at Batu Island, Padang, Sibolga. Two mud islets, Bola and Sigata were thrown up by the shock. At Padang cracks developed in walls, Trees and telephone poles swayed. Buildings collapsed at Sibolga.

 

12 28 16 37 44 1940  18.000  147.500  80 7.3   No. Marianas

12 28 17 48 45 1945  -6.000  150.000  60 7.8   New Ireland

12 28  9 20 14 1951  16.067  -99.550   0 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

No damage reported.

 

12 28  8 18  5 1966 -25.510  -70.740  23 7.8   Coast Central Chile

 

The strongest earthquake of 1966, this violent event destroyed more than half the buildings in the port of  Taltal. Three were left dead, 6 injured and more than 3000 homeless. Taltal was particularly affected. Most damage occurred  to homes with corrugated metal roofs when the fire-proof partitions between bays collapsed. Damage was also extensive in Santa Caralina. Houses of adobe a collapsed there. Maximum intensity was VIII at Taltal. Other areas affected were Chanaral, Copiapo and Antofagasta. Some panic occurred. A seiche was reported at Caldera with amplitude 90 mm.

 

12 28 13 41 46 1973 -14.464  166.601  26 7.8   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VII on Vanua Lava Island and at Luganville, Hog Harbour and Port Olry on ESpirty Santo. Damage was recorded to reservoirs and concrete walls and some floors were cracked. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

12 28 10 37 54 1984  56.187  163.314   0 7.1   Komandorsky Isl

12 28 12 19 23 1994  40.525  143.419  27 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Two were killed and more than 200 injured in Hachinohe, Japan. Some damage

reported. Felt with maximum intensity VI at Hachinohe. Also felt as far as Tokyo. A small tsunami was recorded with maximum height 1.1 meters at Miyako.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 28  0  0  0 1727  42.800  -70.800   0 5.0   New England

 

May have been an aftershock of the earthquake on Nov. 9, 1727.

 

12 28 12 15 38 1939  35.800 -120.333   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Earthquake at Long Beach cracked walls and damaged street lights at Huntington Beach and Long Beach, CA.

 

12 28  2 49 27 1951  37.570 -118.580   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly in the Owens River Gorge. Also felt and frightened many at Long Valley Reservoir. Dishes and knickknacks fell.

 

12 28  6 26 17 1967  44.210 -128.990  33 5.3   North Pacific Ocean

12 28  7  1 39 1967  44.290 -129.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 28 22 11 34 1967  44.200 -128.900  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 28 22 58  9 1980  38.142 -118.265  23 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Mono City and Luning, NV. Also felt at Bridgeport, Hume, Miramonte, Hawthorne and Mono Lake.

 

12 28 19  6 24 1982  38.030 -118.350  18 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Benton, CA. Also felt at Bishop, Mono Lake, Miramonte, Dyer, Mina and Schurz.

 

12 28  0 16 35 1983  52.060 -177.805 113 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak Island.

 

12 28  4 38 33 1985  51.409 -177.102  53 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak Island.

 

12 28  7 44 38 1985  56.580 -156.509  59 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

12 28  6 35 58 1990  62.960 -148.850  83 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Skweentna and Talkeetna. Felt III at Anchoarage, Chickaloon, Palmer and Willow, Alaska.

 

12 28 11 16 44 1990  49.110 -128.690   5 5.0   Vancouver Island area

12 28 16 33 11 1990  48.691 -128.287  10 5.0   Vancouver Island area

12 28 18 27 60 1995  38.777 -119.549   5 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Kirkwood and Mi-Wuk Viaalge. Also fel tat Bridgeport,  West Sacramento. Felt lightly at Carson City, Hawthorne and Yerington, Nevada.

 

12 28 09 36 11 2002  51.640 -168.610  33 5.8  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

12 28 21 07 35 2004  53.290 -173.820 251 5.8  ANDREANOF ISLANDS,

12 28 00 03 05 2005  53.490 -164.450  37 5.3  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

 

12 27  2 22  2 1924  44.300  145.800 120 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

12 27 15 25 49 1944  -6.500  152.000  90 7.0   New Britain

12 27  4 41  5 1945  -6.000  151.000  40 7.0   New Ireland

12 27 23 57 16 1949 -60.000  -22.000  50 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

12 27  0 14 11 1956 -23.300 -176.800 240 7.1   Tonga Islands

12 27  5 38 56 1985  -5.700  104.000  25 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 

Felt strongly at Metro and Tanjungkarang and Telukbetung. Also felt at Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

12 27  4  5 58 1991 -56.032  -25.266  10 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

12 27 16 00 59 2003 -22.014  169.766  10 7.3   Southeast of the Loyalty Islands

 

Felt on Mare and at Noumea, New Caledonia, also felt lightly on Tiga.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

 

12 27  1 30  0 1869  39.500 -120.000   0 6.7   California/Nevada area

12 27  5 50  0 1869  39.500 -120.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

12 27  9 40  0 1869  39.500 -120.000   0 6.1   California/Nevada area

 

Considerable damage occurred at Virginia City, Genoa, Dayton and Carson City, Nevada. Also felt at Stemboat Springs, NV. Damage also reported in California from Downieville and Oroville. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

12 27  9 19  0 1926  36.170 -120.330   0 5.0   Central California

 

Located near Coalina. Felt over and area of about 25,000 sq. miles. Felt at San  Luis Obispo. Also felt at Porterville, Oakdale, and Fresno. Many were  awakened near the epicenter with intensity up to VI. Also felt at Los Banos and Mendota.

 

12 27 10 35 26 1960  41.500 -125.100   0 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt along much of the northern coast of California in Del Norte and Humboldt

Counties. Maximum intensity V. Awakened many at Ferndale. Als felt at Klamath where windows rattled and houses creeked. A pendulum clock was destroyed. Also felt at Trinidad and Crescent City.

 

12 27 15  9 51 1977  60.319 -153.461 182 5.3   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Anchorage, Chugiak, Homer, Tyonek. Also felt at Anchor Point, Talkeetna, Valdez, Seward and Kodiak.

 

12 27 23  5 53 1983  53.586 -164.376  40 6.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at False Pass and King Cove. Objects fel, people had difficulty standing. Also felt at Akutan, Cold Bay, Sand Point and Unalaska.

 

12 27  9 55 30 1984  53.925 -162.417  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12 27  8 36 55 1990  51.541 -176.153  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak with intensity IV.

 

12 27 11 13 19 1992  40.040 -127.680  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

12 27  0 26 36 1996  58.000 -150.000   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 26  1  0  0 1738  55.000  157.500 350 7.1   Kamchatka

12 26 14 30  0 1813  45.300   18.400   0 7.0   Adriatic Sea

12 26  5  0  0 1861  38.200   22.200   0 7.5   No. Greece

 

Felt with intensity VII-VIII in Corinth, Aigion, Vostizza and Galaxidi, Greece.

 

12 26  6 53 28 1906 -18.000  -71.000  60 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

12 26 23 57 21 1939  39.800   39.510  20 8.0   Turkey

 

Between 20,000 and 30,000 were killed and more than 30,000 homes were destroyed. The large population of homeless severely suffered from winter snow and storms and cold. Most structures were destroyed at Erzincan, Susechri, Resadiye and Niksar. Faulting was observed east of Erzincan and Niksar. The sea was observed to retire 50 meters at Fatsa on the Black Sea and then to return 20 meters above the water line.

 

12 26 14 48  9 1941  22.200  100.100   0 7.0   Myanmar

 

At least 15 were killed with limited damage.

 

12 26 15 56 39 1975 -16.265 -172.467  33 7.8   Tonga Islands

 

Strong earthquake which was felt with intensity V at Apia. A tsunami was  generated with maximum amplitude up to 75 cm at Pago Pago.

 

12 26 17  5 32 1981 -29.934 -177.741  33 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Part of a series of strong earthquakes at this time in the Kermadec Islands.

 

12 26 00 58 49 2004   3.240   95.820  10 9.3  OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN

12 26 04 21 25 2004   6.890   92.890  10 7.5  NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 26  5  2 45 1932  38.043 -117.957   8 5.3   California/Nevada area

12 26  0 46 54 1951  32.816 -118.350  16 5.9   So. California

 

In San Clemente Island. Slight damage was reported at Avalon, Del Mar,  Laguna Beach, Long Beach, San Diego, San Clemente Island and San Pedro.

 

12 26 18 19  8 1959  59.740 -151.380   0 6.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt slightly at Homer.

 

12 26  9 29 38 1967  44.500 -129.700  33 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

12 26 10 40 41 1967  44.500 -129.700  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 26  0 18 21 1969  55.175 -160.395  25 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI in the King Cove area.

 

12 26 13 19  4 1971  50.705 -175.051  42 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

12 26 22  3 42 1972  51.633 -176.259  55 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI at Adak. Heavy furniture moved and people panicked and ran from buildings.

 

12 26 15 16  2 1975  63.043 -150.788  35 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Talkeetna and with intensity III at Gold Creek.

 

12 26 14 47 38 1976  55.239 -159.475  40 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

12 26 19 39 24 1983  56.167 -160.985 145 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Sand Point, Alaska.

 

12 26  0  1 29 1987  58.490 -143.290   3 5.1   Southeast Alaska

12 26  0  8  2 1987  53.900 -165.200   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 26  0  4 59 1991  25.275 -109.707  10 5.2   Gulf of California

12 26  0 22 18 1991  25.307 -109.693  10 5.6   Gulf of California

12 26 20 52 41 1992  56.366 -120.762   5 5.0   British Colombia

 

Felt with intensity V at Fort St. John.

 

12 26 22 11  5 1992  43.934 -127.887  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

12 26  3  8 18 1994  53.650 -164.508  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Akutan and False Pass. Also felt at Dutch Harbor.

 

12 26 14 10 29 1994  40.741 -124.310  23 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Some damage occurred (intensity VII) at Eureka and Samoa. Slight damage occurred with intensity VI at Aracata, Blue Lake, Fields Landing, Fortuna and McKinleyville. Damage in Humboldt County about $2.1 million. Felt throughout most of northern California as far as Grants Pass, Oregon.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

12 25 15  0  0 1854  33.040  132.000   0 7.4   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Extreme damage in the area of Nankaido where up to 3000 were reported killed. A tsunami was generated which caused much destruction. The second or third in as many days. Effects were observed from northeaster Kyushu to Izo. 15,000 houses were washed awy. Bores developed and washed 8500 houses away while wrecking 771 larger and 75 smaller vessels at Osake. 400 drowned at Osaka but damage was less

than in 1707. In Kyushu great damage occurred with 1500 building wrecked or washed away. at least 175 ships were wrecked with many deaths reported. The generated tsunamis were observed as far asway as California.

 

12 25  5  9  0 1900  43.000  146.000  40 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with intensity up to IX in the Kuril Islands.

 

12 25 11 33  8 1920  35.600  106.300   0 7.0   So. China

 

Strong aftershock of the event on Dec. 15, 1920 which was reported to have killed up to 200,000 people.

 

12 25 19  3  0 1930  35.100  133.000   5 7.0   Korea

12 25  2  4 24 1932  39.300   96.500  60 7.6   So. China

 

Deadly earthquake in Gansu province, China. This earthquake was reported to have killed up to 70,000 with severe damage with intensity up to X.

 

12 25  1 51 29 1953  53.000  159.750   0 7.0   Kamchatka

12 25  1 23 34 1967  -5.300  153.700  64 7.2   New Britain

 

Felt on New Britain Island.

 

12 25 21 32 27 1969  15.790  -59.640   1 7.2   Leeward Islands

 

Strong shock east of the Lesser Antilles arc. Felt with intensity VI at Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica. Also felt in St. Vincent, Antigua and

Barbados as well as at San Juan and at Caracas nearly 1000 km distant.  A tsunami was generated which was observed with maximum height of 46 cm at Barbados. Twenty-three aftershocks of M>=5 were recorded in the next week. An earthquake of M 6.5-7.0 also occurred in the Leeward Islands on Dec. 24, 1967.

 

 

12 25  4 43 24 1995  -6.903  129.151 142 7.1    Banda Sea

 

Felt with intensity VI at Saumlaki and with IV at Ambon and Tual. Also felt in  northern Australia and at Nabire and Sorong.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

 

12 25  0  0  0 1800  41.900  -71.100   0 5.0   New England

 

Felt at Newport, Boston, Concord Massachusetts and elsewhere.

 

12 25 12 25  0 1899  33.800 -117.000   0 6.7   So. California

 

At San Jacinto and Hemet nearly all brick buildings were damaged severely and only two chimneys remained standing. Six killed and 8 injured at Saboba. Felt in San Diego and  Seligman, Arizona.

 

12 25  3 55  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

12 25 12 58 21 1961  39.100  -94.600  20 5.5   New Madrid area

 

Located in the Kansas-Missouri region but mostly in Missouri. Plaster was cracked at Corder, Hardin and Kansas City, Missouri. Objects thrown from shelves. Many were awakened.

 

12 25 19 58 30 1961  64.000  -90.470   0 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

12 25 12 49 10 1969  33.400 -110.600  15 5.1   SW U.S.A

12 25 16 35 45 1976  41.728 -126.014  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

12 25 15 42 42 1985  62.018 -124.181   6 5.3   Northwest Terr., Canada

12 25 18 49  2 1985  61.999 -124.210   6 5.3   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Aftershocks of the strong NWT earthquake.

 

12 25  4 25 51 1989  60.051  -73.463  10 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

12 25 14 24 33 1989  60.074  -73.483   5 6.2   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 

Felt strongly at Kuuhhuaq, Nunavut.