TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 24 18 30  0 1604 -17.880  -70.940  30 9.4   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

An earthquake affected an area of more than 1600 km along the coast of Peru.  Avalanches, landslides, depressions, subsidence and ground cracks were observed.  The city of Arequipa was almost entirely destroyed. Collapsing buildings darkened the sky for hours and people almost suffocated. Small rivers disappeared as their source dried up. Canals collapsed. Estimated cost more than a million gold pesos.  A tsunami was generated which inundated the coastline over a distance of 1300 km. At Alacran warehouses, stores and a church as well as  most houses were destroyed by the tsunami. Much damage was caused along the coast by the tsunami.

 

11 24 18 43  0 1899  31.900  132.000  60 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

11 24 18 55  0 1899  32.000  131.000  60 7.8   Kyushu, Japan area

11 24  7 59  0 1900  43.500  148.000  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

11 24 11 53 30 1914  22.000  143.000 110 8.7   Volcano Islands

11 24 21 46 23 1941 -28.000 -177.500  80 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

11 24  4 49  3 1944 -19.000  169.000 170 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

11 24 18 50 18 1951  23.000  122.500  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

Taitung earthquake. 17 killed, 326 injured and 1016 homes destroyed with nearly 600 others damaged. Landslides were common. Ground cracks were observed.

 

11 24  6 52 41 1960 -24.400 -176.100  23 7.2   Tonga Islands

11 24 19 35 29 1971  52.897  159.187 106 7.5   Kamchatka

 

No damage reported from Kamchatka but felt with intensity VIII-IX in the region of eastern Kamchatka. The shock generated a tsunami that was observed in the Aleutian Islands with maximum height 0.2 meters.

 

11 24 12 22 19 1976  39.100   44.000  36 7.3   Turkey

 

Estimated 5000 deaths. Many injured. Extensive damage in eastern Turkey.  Also felt with intensity V-VI at Yerevan, Leninakan, Goris and Nakhichevan.

 

11 24  5 30 34 1983  -7.481  128.168 179 7.1    Banda Sea

 

Felt on Alor, Flores, Sumba and Timor. Also felt in Australia from Darwin to Perth.

 

11 24 22 45 38 2015 -10.548  -70.904 600 7.6   Central Peru

11 24 22 50 53 2015 -10.048  -71.023 611 7.6   Central Peru

 

NEIC reported these earthquakes were felt in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.  The strongest shaking was reported from Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Intensity IV was also felt in Pucallpa, Arequipa, Peru; in Girardot, Colombia, and in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia.  Lesser shaking of intensity II-III was felt in Ecuador at Cuenca, Azuay, Loja, Yantzaza and Quito; in Bolivia at Cochabamba, El Alto, La Paz; in Brazil at Rio Branco, Manaus, Candeias do Jamri and Port Velho; in Arica, Tarapaca, Chile; in Colombia at Itagui, Bogota, Funza, La Calera, Armenia, Calarca, Pereira, Cali, and in Peru at Chachapoyas, Lima, Calca, Cusco, Urubamba, Huanuco, Huancayo, San Luis, and Juanjui, Peru.  The second event, also of M 7.6, was also reported felt with intensity IV in Pucallpa, Peru and II-III in San Luis, Huanuco, Mollendo, Peru; in Calarca and Envigado, Colombia and in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela.  CSN reported this earthquake of M 7.0 was felt with intensity IV in  Arica, Codpa, Pocon Chile, Camina, III Alto Hospocio, Huara, Iquique; II Putre, Chile. Felt in Arica, Parinacota and Tarapaca, Chile.  CSN reported the earthquake of M 7.3 was felt with intensity IV in  Arica, Cuya, III Codpa, Pocon Chile, Camina, Quillagua; II Alto Hospicio, Iquique, Chile. Felt in Arica, Parinacota, Antofagasta and Tarapaca, Chile. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 24  8 22 39 1965  63.200 -150.900 129 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Railroad workers at Curry reported a heavy jolt.

 

11 24 14 37 11 1965  51.600 -174.200  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 24 21 14 14 1969  60.563  -58.757  33 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 24 22 51 50 1969  56.140 -153.660  28 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Reported felt with intensity IV at Sitkinak Island.

 

11 24 16 22 47 1972  36.040 -114.813   5 5.3   Nevada area

11 24 21 50 55 1976  32.976  -61.507  33 5.1   Off East Coast U.S.

11 24  6 51 45 1983  56.442 -152.339  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Old Harbor and Akhiok. Also felt at Karluk.

 

11 24  6 56 50 1983  56.581 -152.283  42 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Old Harbor and Akhiok. Also felt at Karluk.

 

11 24  7  2 33 1983  56.462 -152.539  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

11 24  7  4 48 1983  56.541 -152.260  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

11 24  1 54 17 1987  33.232 -115.652   5 6.3   So. California

 

The Superstition Hills earthquake. Two were killed in an automobile accident caused by the earthquake. Damage at Calipatria, El Centro and Westmorland. Felt throughout southern California and northern Baja, California.  Also felt in southern Nevada and at Yuma, Arizona.

 

11 24 13 15 56 1987  33.013 -115.838   2 6.1   So. California

 

At least 94 were injured and up to $4 million damage in Imperial County, California. Damage and injuries also in Mexicali, Mexico with at least 3000 homeless. Maximum intensity VIII at El Centro and Westmorland. Felt throughout southern California, Nevada and western Arizona and in northern Baja, Mexico at Tijuana and Ensenada. Surface faulting was observed with 65 cm displacement and 2 cem vertical displacement on the Superstition Hills fault.

 

11 24 18 37 58 1987  56.560 -153.080  40 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 24 12 49  4 1989  51.150 -178.810  50 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 24  0 53 42 1992  51.000 -179.000   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Amchitaka and Adak.

 

11 24  5 37  0 1992  51.300 -175.810  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 24 21 49 31 1995  51.367 -179.063  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity III.

 

11 24 23 54  4 1996  51.699 -176.247  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity III and at Atka Village.

 

11 24  1  9 30 1997  51.952 -169.872  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 24 09 05 45 2003  51.205  177.032  33 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 23 18 30  0 1604 -18.600  -70.200   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

An earthquake affected an area of more than 1600 km along the coast of Peru.  Avalanches, landslides, depressions, subsidence and ground cracks were observed.  The city of Arequipa was almost entirely destroyed. Collapsing buildings darkened the sky for hours and people almost suffocated. Small rivers disappeared as their source dried up. Canals collapsed. Estimated cost more than a million gold pesos.  A tsunami was generated which inundated the coastline over a distance of 1300 km. At Alacran warehouses, stores and a church as well as  most houses were destroyed by the tsunami. Much damage was caused along the coast by the tsunami.

 

11 23  5  0  0 1873  42.000 -124.200   0 7.0   Oregon state, U.S.

11 23  9 49  0 1899  53.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

Followed on Nov. 24 by an M 7.3 in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

 

11 23 22 57 55 1918  -7.000  129.000 190 7.2    Banda Sea

11 23  6 29 30 1955  51.000  157.300  70 7.1   Kamchatka

11 23  8 35 50 1967  14.500   52.100   3 7.0   Gulf of Aden

11 23  9 26 23 1977 -31.041  -67.764   4 7.4   Central Chile

 

One of the strongest outpourings of seismicity in this region of Chile/Argentina in modern times. 70 were killed and 300 injured while 40,000 were left homeless.  Damage mostly in western Argentina in San Juan Province including 75-80% of buildings at Caucete. Liquefaction occurred up to 200 km from the epicenter.  Rockslides were common and water towers and buildings cracked at Bragado and Cordoiba. Damage also at Buenos Aires. Felt in Sao Paula, Brazil and Lima, Peru.

 

11 23 18 34 54 1980  40.914   15.366  10 7.2   Italy

 

Nearly 5,000 people killed or missing. 8000 injured and 250,000 left homeless.  Extensive damage.

 

11 23  4 46  6 1984 -14.312  171.284  33 7.1   Fiji Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 23  1 27  0 1755  41.500  -67.000   0 5.0   E. of Maine

11 23  5  5  0 1873  42.800 -124.500   0 6.3   Oregon state, U.S.

11 23 21 15  0 1940  38.200  -90.100   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Felt throughout Illinois and neighboring States. Felt in Tiptonville and New Madrid, Missouri and at Memphis Tennessee with maximum intensity VI.

 

11 23  9 46  0 1947  44.800 -112.000   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with maximum intensity in Madison County at Alder, Cameron, Ennis, Laurin and Virginia City, Montana. Most structures suffered considerable damage. Creeks muddied and mud springs opened up. Felt from Montana, Wyoming to Idaho and Washington States.

 

11 23  0 58 45 1957  52.960 -167.580  68 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 23  7 50 50 1963  30.200 -113.900   0 5.8   SW U.S.A

11 23  8 32 31 1963  29.900 -114.000  14 5.3   Gulf of California

11 23 16 36 51 1964  58.700 -152.000  33 5.4   Southern Alaska

11 23  2 17 50 1965  51.410 -179.670  45 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 23 16 55 22 1977  52.170 -171.520  66 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 23 18  8 25 1984  37.463 -118.614   6 6.1   California/Nevada area

 

Rockslides and landslides occurred near Mammoth Lakes, California. Items were knocked from shelves. Felt with maximum intensity V along the California-Nevada border. Also felt in central California and as far as San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas, NV.

 

11 23 19 12 35 1984  37.432 -118.611  14 5.5   California/Nevada area

11 23  7 18 20 1987  61.600 -141.560   3 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV in southeastern Alaska in the Sitka and Juneau areas.

 

11 23  6 58  8 1997  52.068 -169.864  22 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 23  7 11 15 1997  51.379 -179.323  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

11 23 03 15 32 2004  51.166  179.308  45 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 23 19 20 10 2006  19.890 -155.967  37 5.2   Hawaii

 

(HVO). Felt (V) at Hawi, Holualoa, Honoka`a, Kailua Kona, Kapaau, Kamuela, Kealakekua, `O`okala, Pa`auilo, Papa`aloa and Waikoloa; (IV) at Captain Cook, Hakalau, Honaunau, Honomu, Laupahoehoe, Ninole and Pahala;(III) at Hilo. Felt (IV) at Haiku and (III) at Hana, Kahului, Kihei, Kula, Lahaina, Makawao, Paia and Wailuku, Maui. Felt (III) on Lana`i and at Kaunakakai, Moloka`i. Also felt (III) at Honolulu and in much of southern O`ahu.

 

11 23 23 02 41 2011  50.450 -130.130  10 5.0   Vancouver Islands, Canada

11 23 11 01 25 2014  43.798 -128.408  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

11 23 07 13 05 2016  52.576 -174.720 152 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 23 16 08 43 2016  51.704 -179.949  94 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 23 22 15 38 2016  54.518 -160.756  33 5.1   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 22  0  0  0 1683  38.700  112.700   0 7.0   So. China

 

Felt over the entire region of the Yellow River. Damage in Honan, Yushih in Kaifeng Fu, Kuang-chang in Yichou and Tungkuang in Hochien Fu.

 

11 22  0  0  0 1687  -1.300  -78.600   0 7.3   Ecuador

 

This earthquake was preceded by a strong, damaging earthquake on the border between Iran and Turkey earlier in the day.

 

11 22  0  0  0 1837  20.000 -105.000   0 7.7   Jalisco, Mexico

 

Felt at Guadalajara, Mexico. Probably originated at Cebu Rujo, a volcano west of Guadalajara.

 

11 22 23  5 24 1911 -15.000  169.000 200 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 22  8 14 18 1914 -39.000  176.000 100 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Strongly felt at Gisborne where it was described as the strongest on record.  Chimneys and windows were broken. The greatest intensity occurred at Te Karaka.  Roads and bridges cracked. Felt as far as Christchurch and Dunedin on South Island.  Items fell from shelves at Wellington, N.Z.

 

11 22  0 51 49 1949 -28.500 -178.500 180 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

11 22 23  9 37 1969  57.760  163.541  33 7.3   Komandorsky Isl

 

A tsunami was generated which reached maximum amplitude up to 52 cm at Shemya.  The tsunami was also reported at Adak and Attu, Alaska.

 

 

11 22  4 15 12 1995  28.826   34.799  10 7.3   Red Sea

 

This was one of the strongest events in this region of Egypt. At least 8 people were killed and 30 injured in northeastern Egypt. Damage occurred as far as Cairo. One person was also killed in Al Bad, Saudi Arabia where some damage also occurred. Damage included power outage and liquefaction at Elat, Israel. Felt as far as Cyprus. A tsunami was generated, one of the few recorded in this area.

 

11 22 20 26 24 2004 -46.570  164.840  10 7.1  OFF W. COAST OF S. 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.

 

 

11 22 21  0  0 1873  42.000 -124.000   0 5.6   Oregon state, U.S.

11 22  6  5  0 1910  38.000 -118.000   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Located at Tonopah Junction, this event broke windows. A watchman's car was thrown from the track.

 

11 22  3 58  0 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

A strong aftershock at Helena, Montana. Bumping and swaying felt like a lurch.  Few left their houses. A loud rumbling sound was heard. Slight damage occurred to buildings.  Felt at Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls and Virginia City, Montana.

 

11 22 10 16 28 1950  51.500 -176.500  60 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 22  7 46 37 1952  35.730 -121.200   0 6.0   Off So. California

 

The Bryson earthquake. This event was felt over an area of about 20,000 sq.  miles with damage to chimneys and dishes reported widely. A school at Bryson was a shambles from broken objects. Cracks were seen in ground and buildings. Felt with maximum intensity VII at Bradley and Bryson.  Books and pictures fell. Felt widely throughout southern California.

 

11 22 14  0 29 1965  51.940 -176.080  63 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 22 20 25 31 1965  51.320 -179.670  41 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 22 20 39 53 1965  51.470 -179.620  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 22  2 45 28 1967  63.600 -147.000  10 5.3   Central Alaska

11 22  8 50  9 1975  51.681 -173.433  56 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 22 21 15 54 1977  39.384 -123.372  14 5.2   Central California

 

Maximum intensity VII at Willits. The event was felt over an area of 15,000 sq. km. At Willits two buildings were structurally damaged with many chimneys fallen and windows and walls cracked. Interior walls collapsed in some buildings. Some water pipes broke. Felt all along the northern coast of California.

 

11 22 11 37 57 1981  43.597 -127.339  10 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

11 22 16 10 18 1988  51.100 -168.100   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 22  5 13 45 1990  51.740 -175.340  62 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 22 15 09 26 2005  53.980 -164.140  46 5.7   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

11 22 10 38 56 2007  51.172 -179.796  46 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 21 15  0  0 1360  33.040  136.020   0 7.8   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Damage and numerous deaths were associated with this and a second event on Nov. 22. A tsunami was generated by the second earthquake which reached shore on Nov. 23 at Nankaido, Kii from Settsu to Owase.

 

11 21  7  3  0 1902  22.500  121.500  10 7.0   Taiwan

11 21 20  3 35 1907   5.900   95.300  60 7.4   Nicobar Islands

11 21  7 36  0 1909  24.400  121.800   0 7.3   Taiwan

 

Hwalien earthquake. Four people were injured; 14 homes destroyed and 25 partially destroyed and 14 others damaged.

 

11 21  0 13 42 1915  32.000 -115.000   0 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred in the Volcano Lake region south of the Mexican boundary. Highest intensity in Imperial Valley occurred at Calexico. At Volcano Lake levees and damp ground cracked.

 

11 21  6 25 24 1916  18.000 -100.000   0 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

11 21 23 12 25 1927 -44.500  -73.000  60 7.1   So. Chile

11 21 11  1 46 1939  36.300   70.600 220 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Moderate damage in Afghanistan.

 

11 21  2  5 35 1969   2.065   94.640  20 7.7   Nicobar Islands

 

Violent earthquake felt in Nicobar Islands and probably in Sumatra.

 

11 21  5 57 12 1971 -11.817  166.532 115 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 21 23 23  0 1910  38.000 -118.000   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 

Located at Tonopah Junction, this event broke windows. A watchman's car was thrown from the track.

 

11 21  0 13 42 1915  32.000 -115.000   0 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred in the Volcano Lake region south of the Mexican boundary. Highest intensity in Imperial Valley occurred at Calexico. At Volcano Lake levees and damp ground cracked.

 

11 21 15 13 50 1927  57.690 -136.070   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

At Sitka people woke and pictures moved. Also felt at Juneau.

 

11 21 20 25 33 1955  39.420 -118.080   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

North of Bena this event was felt principally in Kern County. Maximum intensity V was felt at Arvin and Tehachapi.

 

11 21  0 14 12 1969  56.327 -153.404  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 21  0 29 50 1969  56.373 -153.598  12 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Sitkinak Island.

 

11 21  2 32 49 1969  56.508 -153.090  37 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 21  2 50  3 1977  29.269 -112.970  33 5.6   Gulf of California

11 21 13 34 34 1977  59.287 -152.456  89 5.3   Southern Alaska

11 21 14 56 14 1980  51.776 -176.159  58 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak Island with intensity V. Plaster cracked and small objects moved. Hanging objects swung. Felt my many.

 

11 21 23 33  2 1986  40.364 -124.433  17 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over an area of about 12,000 sq. km. Two people were injured. Maximum damaged with intensity VII at Petrolia. A 64-year-old man was injured when a pile of wood fell on him. A water well ceased to pump water. Chimneys cracked and small appliances were knocked over. Glassware and dishes and windows broke and cracked. Widely felt.  Also felt at Carlotta, Ferndale, Fortuna, Honeydew, Hydesville, Rio Dell and Scotia with similar but reduced effects.

 

11 21  1 48 26 1990  51.650 -171.331  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 21  8 21 42 1992  52.710 -169.180  23 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 21  8 57 10 1992  52.300 -168.689  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 21 20 40  4 2000  51.753 -176.009  47 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Atka.

 

11 21 18 21 43 2018  59.973 -153.308 145 5.7   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV in Anchor Point, Alaska and II-III in Alaska at Ninilchik, Clam Gulch, Kasilof, Homer, Soldotna, Lovelock, Sterling, Kenai, Cooper Landing, Anchorage, Seward, Elmendorf, Willow, Fort Richardson, Girdwood, Wasilla, Eagle River, Kodiak, Chugiak, Talkeetna, Palmer, Valdez, and possibly Fairbanks, Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 20  2 30  0 1822 -33.050  -71.630   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Severe damage at Valparaiso, Chile. More than 200 casualties were reported with up to 72 killed at Valparaiso, Quillota, Santiago, Concon and Aconcagua.  Maximum intensity XI. Followed by a large number of aftershocks. Most buildings were destroyed at Vina del Mar, Con-con, Casablanca, Limache, Quillota, La Ligua and Santiago. A moderate tsunami was generated with maximum height 12 feet.  Ground fissures were observed near the mouth of the Aconcagua River. Ground water was expelled through cracks. Ships at anchor were damaged and naval cannon were dislodged. Earthquake lights were observed and the quake was accompanied by a rumbling sound.  The earthquake was followed by fires in Casablanca, Vina del Mar and Quillota most houses were destroyed.  In Valparaiso most public buildings and up to 700 homes were destroyed.  All bell towers and turrets collapsed. At Almendral most adobe and brick buildings collapsed. No damage was reported from the tsunami.

 

11 20 14 11 43 1919 -13.000  167.000 210 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

11 20 20 35  7 1928 -22.500  -70.500  60 7.1   Coast No. Chile

11 20 23 21 32 1933  73.000  -70.750   0 7.3   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 20  4 14 47 1974 -15.023  167.139  33 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VII at Luganville. Als felt at Lamap and Port Vila.

 

11 20  8 14 59 1984   5.150  125.150  55 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Slight damage at Davao with maximum intensity IV. Also felt at Cayayan de Oro, General Santos and Hiunaturan and Zamboango.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 20 23 21 32 1933  73.000  -70.750   0 7.3   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 20  7  9 47 1949  28.000 -112.000   0 6.8   Gulf of California

11 20 12 40 27 1957  53.790 -164.710   0 6.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 20  9 29 59 1966  51.390 -176.520  54 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 20 23 46 12 1969  56.580 -153.290  30 5.6   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV on Sitkinak Island.

 

11 20  4 33  4 1970  51.340 -179.940  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak Island.

 

11 20 13 59  4 1971  40.346 -124.518  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt off the coast of Northern California off Cape Mendocino. Objects fell from shelves at Ferndale and Eureka. Felt with maximum intensity V.  No damage reported.

 

11 20 21 24 42 1971  48.786 -129.460  28 5.5   Vancouver Island area

11 20  0  9 12 1974  53.574 -165.143  27 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 20  8 29 37 1983  55.080 -157.665  31 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

11 20 22  3 12 1985  51.433 -174.560  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 20  5 39 29 1988  33.510 -118.070   6 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V south of Los Angeles over an area of 22,000 sq. km.

 

11 20 13 39 18 1990  63.115 -149.739 105 5.2   Central Alaska

11 20  1 14 28 1993  54.358 -164.188  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 20 11 54  2 1993  54.306 -164.190  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay, False Pass and King Cove. Also felt at Akutan.

 

11 20 19 24 50 1993  60.020 -153.040 119 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Chugiak, Homer and Kenai.

 

11 20  0 54 14 1994  51.253 -179.082  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 20 20  4 16 1996  53.124 -170.214 102 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 20 12 53 06 2005  54.120 -164.170  52 6.2   UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

11 20 10 14 00 2010  51.567 -176.883  41 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 19 15  0  0 1822 -33.500  -71.800   0 8.0   Central Chile

 

Severe damage at Valparaiso, Chile. More than 200 casualties were reported with up to 72 killed at Valparaiso, Quillota, Santiago, Concon and Aconcagua.  Maximum intensity XI. Followed by a large number of aftershocks. Most buildings were destroyed at Vina del Mar, Con-con, Casablanca, Limache, Quillota, La Ligua and Santiago. A moderate tsunami was generated with maximum height 12 feet.  Ground fissures were observed near the mouth of the Aconcagua River. Ground water was expelled through cracks. Ships at anchor were damaged and naval cannon were dislodged. Earthquake lights were observed and the quake was accompanied by a rumbling sound.  The earthquake was followed by fires in Casablanca, Vina del Mar and Quillota most houses were destroyed.  In Valparaiso most public buildings and up to 700 homes were destroyed.  All bell towers and turrets collapsed. At Almendral most adobe and brick buildings collapsed. No damage was reported from the tsunami.

 

11 19  7 18 18 1906 -22.000  109.000  60 7.8   So. Indian Ocean

11 19 13 18  0 1912  19.900  -99.800   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

11 19 13 55  7 1912  19.930  -99.830   0 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage at Acambay and Tixmadeje, Mexico.

 

11 19 21 10 20 1936  13.500  -90.800   0 7.0   Guatemala

 

400 killed at San Vicente, El Salvador.

 

11 19 15  1 40 1940  39.000  141.700  50 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

11 19  1  4 24 1948  10.000  -83.500  80 7.0   Costa Rica

 

Felt with intensity V at Turrilba. Strongest in Cartago since 1910.

 

11 19 11  8 47 1959  -5.910  146.420 115 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity VI-VII in eastern New Guinea and Papua with damage occurring at Madang and Lae.

 

11 19 22 28 50 1991   4.680  -77.400  10 7.2   Colombia

 

Two people were killed and 28 houses destroyed in Choco Department.  Damage at intensity VI occurred to buildings in Buenaventura and Cali. Felt in western Colombia and in Ecuador.

 

11 19 10 44 46 1996  35.345   78.133  46 7.1   Northern India

 

Felt at Hotan, Shule, Wushi and Yecheng, China.

 

11 19 13 56 48 1999  -6.299  148.725  35 7.0   New Ireland

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 19  2 25  0 1910  38.000 -118.000   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Details are not available. A second shock occurred on Nov. 21 near Tonopah Junction, NV. Windows were broken, watchman's car was thrown from a railroad crack.

 

11 19  3 32  0 1927  35.000 -120.500   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

At Santa Maria windows cracked and chimneys collapsed.

 

11 19  0 50  0 1937  42.100 -113.900   0 5.4   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake near Wells, NV. Hanging objects swung at Carlin, NV. Also felt at Elko, Ely and Montello, NV.  Felt at Lucin and Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

11 19 18 34 30 1940  40.000 -125.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties.  Felt over about 8000 sq. miles. Goods were knocked from shelves, clocks stopped, chimneys and plaster cracked.

 

11 19 15  2 16 1958  60.500 -150.900  46 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Venta. Many were awakened. Bottles were moved on shelves. Objects swayed. Felt at Girdwood, Homer, Kasilof and Seward.

 

11 19  4 34 57 1959  51.500 -175.500   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 19 23 53 49 1959  42.500 -126.500   0 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

11 19  4 10 39 1984  50.800 -179.100  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

11 19 12  6 37 1984  51.774 -175.287  54 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak and Atka.

 

11 19 20  0 52 1988  41.975 -111.340   5 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

11 19  1 43 24 1993  54.287 -164.164  30 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Slight damage at intensity VI occurred at False Pass. Items fell and a television was knocked to the floor. Felt with maximum intensity V at Akutan and King Cove. Also felt at Cold Bay and Sand Point.

 

11 19  3 22 30 1993  54.290 -164.264  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at False Pass. Felt at Cold Bay, King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

11 19  3 58 52 1993  54.190 -163.930  34 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at False Pass. Felt at Cold Bay, King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

11 19 12 40 04 2005  48.770 -128.650  10 5.3  VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

11 19 20 32 48 2007  43.542 -127.414  10 5.7  Off Coast of Oregon

11 19 18 06 24 2011  53.134 -174.135 214 5.6  Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 18  0  0  0 1742  50.500  157.000  40 7.5   Kamchatka

 

A moderate tsunami was generated which was obsered in the Kuril Islnds at Paramushir and Shumshu.

 

11 18  9 12  0 1755  41.500  -67.000   0 7.0   E. of Maine

 

The Cape Ann, Massachusetts earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the Northeastern U.S. caused damage in Boston where the shaking was strongest. At least 1600 chimneys were collapsed as well as brick walls on buildings. This may have been triggered by the strong Lisbon earthquake two weeks earlier on Nov. 1, 1755. It was felt from Lake George, New York to Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (about 300,000 sq. miles). A loud earthquake noise accompanied the event. Waves like the rolling of the sea were seen in the earth in the area of Boston. Small ground cracks opened up  at Pembroke and Scituate, MA. Fish were killed in many harbors.

 

11 18 18 45  0 1867  18.000  -65.500  33 7.5   Puerto Rico

 

This event was felt from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Guadeloupe Island, Leeward Islands with maximum intensity XIII. Damage was reported throughout the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A strong tsunami was generated. In southeaster Puerto Rico the sea withdrew 150 years and advanced up to 150 yards over the land surface.  The tsunami was also observed at Fajardo where a church was left in ruins from the earthquake. Churches and homes were also destroyed in San Juan and Guayama.  Damage also was observed at Ponce, Isabela and San Germain.

 

 

11 18  2  6  0 1896  43.500  146.000  40 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX in the Kuril Islands.

 

11 18  4  4  0 1915  37.700  143.100  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

11 18 18 41 55 1918  -7.000  129.000 190 8.1    Banda Sea

11 18 21 54 50 1919  39.260   26.710  10 7.0   Aegean Sea

11 18 20 32  0 1929  44.500  -56.300   0 7.2   No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

The Grand Banks earthquake off Newfoundland caused a submarine slide in the North Atlantic which broke at least 12 trans-Atlantic cables. A tsunami was generated which caused considerable damage at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland where 27 were killed. The tsunami was observed as far south of Charleston, South Carolina. Maximum intensity in the U.S. was in southeastern Maine where clocks stopped and items were knocked from shelves.

 

11 18 10 14 36 1941 -61.000  -58.000   0 7.0   Southern  Ocean

11 18 16 46  0 1941  32.600  132.100  20 7.4   Kyushu, Japan area

 

A small tsunami was generated which was observed along the southwest coast of Shikoku.

 

11 18  9 35 50 1951  31.100   91.400   0 8.0   Xizang

 

Felt north of Lhasa, Tibet

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 18  9 11 35 1755  42.700  -70.300   0 6.0   New England

 

The Cape Ann, Massachusetts earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the Northeastern U.S. caused damage in Boston where the shaking was strongest. At least 1600 chimneys were collapsed as well as brick walls on buildings. This may have been triggered by the strong Lisbon earthquake two weeks earlier on Nov. 1, 1755. It was felt from Lake George, New York to Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (about 300,000 sq. miles). A loud earthquake noise accompanied the event. Waves like the rolling of the sea were seen in the earth in the area of Boston. Small ground cracks opened up  at Pembroke and Scituate, MA. Fish were killed in many harbors.

 

11 18 10 49  0 1894  39.200 -119.500   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

The strongest of more than 100 quakes in the area between Nov. 14-22.  This quake damaged walls and windows in Virginia City.

 

11 18  1 50  0 1925  44.600 -107.000   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Strong shake was felt and loud noises were heard new Big Horn, Wyoming.  Also felt at Sheridan and Johnson Counties.

 

11 18 23 50  0 1937  42.100 -113.900   0 5.4   Montana/Idaho

 

Located near Wells, Nevada, hanging objects swung at Wells and at Carlin, NV.  Also felt  at Elko, Ely and Montello, NV and Lucin and Salt Lake City, Utah.  Felt over a broad area of Utah and Nevada.

 

11 18 20 35  0 1942  39.900 -121.500   0 5.0   Central California

 

Maximum intensity occurred with intensity VI at Stirling City. Pictures fell from walls. Trees swayed and branches fell. Also felt at Chico, Feather River Canyon and Las Plumas.

 

11 18  1 15  0 1945  38.765 -111.987   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Glenwood and Richfield where plaster and chimneys cracked and many were frightened.

 

11 18 21 59  3 1947  33.267 -119.450   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt strongly along the coast of Southern California near Santa Barbara with maximum intensity VI near San Nicolas Island. Rocks fell, but no landslides were observed. Large breakers (perhaps a tsunami) rolled on the beach and the land was observed to move in a wavelike formation like waes on the sea. Subterranean noises were heard with the quake. Also felt in Kos Angeles, Ventura, Lomita and Redondo Beach.

 

11 18  1 15  0 1950  38.500 -111.900   0 5.0   Utah area

11 18 10 12  0 1957  51.300 -179.300  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 18 14 38 29 1963  29.900 -113.600  14 6.6   Gulf of California

 

Felt at San Diego with intensity III. Objects swung.

 

11 18 13 21 47 1964  51.700 -174.200  12 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 18 22  8 46 1965  53.100 -161.800   8 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 18  8 29 20 1984  56.642 -152.259  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 18  6 18 50 1987  58.788 -143.757  15 5.2   Southeast Alaska

11 18  7 13 19 1987  58.900 -142.700   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

11 18 13  1 54 1987  58.916 -143.124  10 5.6   Southeast Alaska

11 18 07 50 10 2003  51.045  178.888  33 5.8   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 18 03 59 48 2008  79.694 -115.338  10 5.6   Arctic Ocean, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 17 18  0  0 1888   9.200  -69.800  45 7.0   Venezuela

 

Damaging earthquake in Guanare, Venezuela with intensity VIII. Felt in nearly all of Venezuela.

 

11 17  3 54 34 1938  55.500 -158.500  25 7.3   Alaska Peninsula

11 17 14 57 17 1943  33.500  138.000 300 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

11 17 13 29 52 1953  13.633  -92.167  40 7.4   Chiapas, Mexico

11 17  5 57 47 1957  48.100  148.700 347 7.2   So. Kurils

11 17  8 15 39 1964  -5.700  150.700  45 7.6   New Ireland

 

Felt strongly with damage in New Britain. Maximum intensity VI at Walindi.  Also felt at Palmalmal and Rabaul.

 

11 17  6 49 31 1984   0.219   98.051  42 7.3   So. Sumatera

 

One person was injured and two buildings destroyed on Nias Island. Strongly felt in Sumatra at Padang and Medan.

 

11 17  9 40 21 1985  -1.639  134.911  10 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt in many portions of Irian Jaya. Damage occurred in Manokwari.

 

11 17  8 46 50 1987  58.818 -143.246  10 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V from Anchorage to Yakutat. Also felt throughout southern Alaska and at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. A 10-cm tsunami was generated.

 

11 17  6 56 22 1988  10.000  126.100   0 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VI at Catarman where 29 people were injured. Also felt in Luzon and on Masbate.

 

 

11 17  3 27 42 1999  -5.978  148.820  48 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt on Kimbe and in western New Britain.

 

11 17 21  1 56 2000  -5.496  151.781  33 8.0   New Ireland

 

Felt in the New Britain area.

 

11 17 04 53 54 2002  47.824  146.209 459 7.3   Northwest of the Kuril Islands

 

Felt lightly throughout eastern Russia, the Kurils and south of Honshu and Hokkaido as far south of Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan.

 

11 17 06 43 07 2003  51.146  178.650  33 7.8   Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 

 

Felt at Shemya (IV). A tsunami was observed with maximum height of 50 cm at Shemya, also seen at Adak.

 

11 17 09 04 55 2013 -60.296  -46.362  10 7.8   Scotia Sea

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 17 19 50  0 1902  37.393 -113.520   0 6.3   Nevada area

 

Chimneys were toppled at Pine Valley, Utah. Items fell from shelves. Much damage at St. George and Santa Clara, Utah.

 

11 17  3 54 34 1938  55.500 -158.500  25 7.3   Alaska Peninsula

11 17 22 19  1 1945  58.400 -137.400   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Light shock felt by several at Juneau.

 

11 17 23 15  0 1945  38.500 -119.900   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

11 17 20 27 17 1956  54.550 -133.670   0 6.4   British Colombia

11 17  6  0 29 1957  45.300 -123.800   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Many were frightened in Salem. Plaster and walls cracked in West Salem.  Some furniture was damaged.

 

11 17 16 41 35 1972  56.039 -135.530  33 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt slightly at Sitka and Petersburg.

 

11 17 15 27 59 1974  43.498 -127.036  12 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

11 17 11 27 12 1983  53.555 -163.673  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 17  9  3 30 1984  63.440 -153.180  77 5.4   Central Alaska

11 17  8 46 52 1987  58.533 -143.250  10 7.4   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V from Anchorage to Yakutat. Also felt throughout southern Alaska and at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. A 10-cm tsunami was generated.

 

11 17  9 38 12 1987  58.608 -143.096  10 5.5   Southeast Alaska

11 17 13 26 12 1987  58.976 -134.961   0 5.0   British Colombia

11 17 20 37 11 1992  43.820 -128.920   7 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

11 17 23 22  2 1992  51.830 -175.370  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 17  0 19 39 1993  52.880 -168.510  19 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 17  5  4 35 1997  51.789 -176.029  51 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 17 10 27 57 1997  52.226 -170.174  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 17 13 58 54 1997  52.265 -170.102  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

11 17 06 43 07 2003  51.146  178.650  33 7.8   Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 

 

Felt at Shemya (IV). A tsunami was observed with maximum height of 50 cm at Shemya, also seen at Adak.

 

11 17 12 55 22 2008  79.648 -116.056   7 5.7   Arctic, Canada

11 17 15 30 45 2009  52.131 -131.397   3 6.6   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

(NEIC) Felt throughout the Queen Charlotte Islands, (III) at Kitimat and (II) at Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace, British Columbia. Also felt at Abbotsford, Burns Lake, Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Port Hardy, Prince George, Sooke, Vancouver, Vanderhoof, White Rock and Williams Lake. Felt at Chugiak, Hyder, Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Petersburg, Alaska; Lewiston, Idaho; Brookings and Oregon City, Oregon; Bellingham, Maple Valley and Seattle, Washington.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 16 23 45  0 1827   1.900  -75.900   0 7.7   Colombia

 

Severe damage occurred in Bogota, Neiva, Popayan, Pasto, Huila, Cundinamarca, Cauca, Ptal, Gigante, La Plata, Garzon, Timan. Maximum intensity up to XI. At least 250 killed. Houses crumbled into ruins everywhere. The destruction was increased because the rivers overflowed. This was partially caused by heavy rains which accompanied the quake and partially by banks falling to rivers. Large ground cracks were observed. The river Runza flowed into one of the chasms opened and disappeared. Loud earthquake noises were heard at intervals of about 30 seconds with considerable regularity. Gas was also emitted from ground cracks. Rats and snakes were found asphyxiated from the emitted gasses which smelled of hydrogen sulphide.

 

11 16 10 10  0 1907  -8.000  -76.800 150 8.7   No. Peru

11 16  3 19 25 1917 -29.000 -177.000  60 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

11 16 11 54 54 1925  18.000 -107.000   0 7.0   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 

Strongly felt along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

 

11 16 21 10  9 1927   6.500  126.000  50 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

A very extensive earthquake in southeastern Mindanao with maximum intensity VIII. Felt strongly at Cotabato, Cagayan, Lanao and in Agusan and Surigao. Also felt in the Sanguin group southeast of Mindanao and in the north Molucca Islands.

 

11 16 12 10 58 1944 -12.500  167.000  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

11 16 15 21 26 1979 -16.760 -179.984  33 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

Considerable damage occurred on Taveuni, Fiji Islands. Damage was also noted at Kaucala, Savassvu and Vanua Levu. A tsunami was generated.

 

11 16  7 45 33 2000  -4.827  153.226  33 7.8   New Britain

 

At least 5000 were made homeless and two were killed in New Ireland, New Britain, Duke of York and Bougainville. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 3 meters at Buka and Bougainville. Damage from the tsunami occurred also on Buka and Bougainville and was compounded by up to 3 meters of subsidence along the Kamdaru River. Seiche occurred in water tanks and pools at Rabaul, New Britain. Many landslides were observed in the epicentral area.

 

11 16 17 02 32 2008   1.271  122.091  30 7.4   Minahasa, Indonesia

 

(GS). At least six people killed, 77 injured, 10,000 people displaced, 1,000 buildings damaged and communications disrupted in the Buol area and in Gorontalo. Felt (VII) at Baolan; (VI) at Gorontalo and Tolitoli; (IV) at Manado and Poso;(III) at Luwuk. Also felt at Kolaka, Kuta, Makasar, Palu and Ujung Bulu. Felt (IV) at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and (II) at Darwin, Australia. Felt at Kunak and Sandakan, Malaysia and at General Santos and

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 16  8 30 57 1920  72.700 -130.899   0 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

11 16  4 15 25 1923  53.500 -133.000   0 5.0   British Colombia

11 16 18  2 22 1945  58.400 -137.400   0 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Two sharp shocks felt by many at Juneau and Skagway.

 

11 16  3 23  9 1956  35.950 -120.467   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Northwest of Parkfield. Plaster was observed to crack at Mee Ranch, Lonoak.

 

11 16 22  0  0 1957  45.300 -123.800   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Many were frightened in Salem. Plaster and walls cracked in West Salem.  Some furniture was damaged.

 

11 16  2 46 42 1964  37.055 -121.692   0 5.0   Central California

 

This earthquake north of Corralitos area, Watsonville caused several chimneys to fall and goods to fall from shelves. Damage was widely reported from Alviso, Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz and Watsonville.

 

11 16 23 16 11 1966  52.580 -169.530  53 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 16 19 57 40 1969  64.000 -147.300  15 5.1   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at College, Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Nenama.

 

11 16 17 29 28 1975  40.396 -126.223   2 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Windows broke at Eureka, California.

 

11 16 11 18 16 1987  53.600 -163.366  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 16 16 29  2 1990  52.080 -170.920  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 16  4 49 41 1997  51.658 -173.431  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 

11 16 00 39 50 2003  52.996  171.097  33 5.0   Near Islands, Aleutians

11 16 21 21 30 2009  35.548 -117.275   2 5.1   Central California

 

(NEIC). Felt (IV) at Trona and (II) at Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear City, Crestline, Edwards, Highland, Lake Isabella, Lancaster, Palmdale, Redlands, Ridgecrest, Riverside, San Bernardino and Victorville. Felt from Ridgecrest into the Los Angeles Basin and as far as Ojai, San Diego and Visalia. Also felt at Reno, Nevada.

 

11 16 03 31 43 2015  52.150  173.602  39 5.0   Near Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 15  0  0  0 1555 -11.900  -77.600  30 8.4   Central Peru

 

Maximum intensity VII.

 

11 15 14 18  0 1910 -58.000  -22.000  60 7.4   So. Sandwich Islands

11 15  5 27  6 1913 -23.000  171.000 150 7.0   Loyalty Islands

11 15 20 36 38 1921  36.500   70.500 215 8.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

11 15 18 50 33 1929   7.500  142.500  60 7.2   Caroline Islands

11 15  4 19 54 1941 -59.000  -27.500  80 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

11 15 17 12  0 1942  37.000  141.500  60 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

11 15 20 47  1 1944   4.500  127.500  60 7.2   Halmahera

11 15  7 17 12 1961  43.100  145.100  43 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in Hokkaido's east coast.

 

11 15  3 31  8 1987  49.800   78.800   0 7.1   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

11 15 20 17 14 1994  -3.000  115.000   0 7.1   Sumbawa Island area

11 15 18 59 26 1997 -15.099  167.469 131 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

11 15  5 42 43 1999  -1.339   88.976  10 7.7   Indian Ocean

 

Felt in the region of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also felt in Indonesia at Banda.

 

11 15 09 06 56 2004   4.630  -77.540  15 7.2  NEAR WEST COAST OF COLOMBIA

11 15 11 14 13 2006  46.592  153.266  10 8.3  Kuril Islands

 

(GS). One person injured at Waikiki by a tsunami with a recorded wave height of 34 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii. One parking lot was flooded at Nawiliwili, Hawaii by a tsunami with a recorded wave height of 88 cm. Two docks were destroyed and at least one was damaged at Crescent City, California by a tsunami with a recorded wave height of 176 cm. The earthquake was felt (IV) at Kuril'sk, Iturup and (III) at Severo- Kuril'sk, Paramushir and at Yuzhno-Kuril'sk, Kunashir.  Felt at Misawa and Yokosuka, Japan and at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. Recorded (2 JMA) in eastern and south-central Hokkaido. Recorded (1 JMA) in western Hokkaido and in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, Honshu. Tsunami wave heights in centimeters (peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations: 44 at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 97 at Talcahuano, 82 at Arica, 76 at Caldera, 66 at Coquimbo, 64 at Iquique, 46 at Antofagasta and 40 in the Archipielago Juan Fernandez, Chile; 18 at Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 88 at Nuku Hiva and 11 at Rikitea, French Polynesia; 67 at Santa Cruz and 62 at Baltra, Galapagos Islands; 120 at Tokachi-ko, 100 at Chichi-jima, 80 at Hana-saki, 60 at Hachinohe, 40 at Hakodate, 40 at Kushiro, 40 at Nemuro and 13 at Naha, Japan; 35 on Shikotan, Kuril Islands; 6 on Kanton, Kirbati; 96 on Midway Island; 28 on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; 58 at Timaru Port, 56 at Kaingaroa, Chatham Island, 33 at Lyttelton Port, 33 at Sumner Head, 32 at Kaikoura and 21 at Moturiki Island, New Zealand; 13 on Niue; 13 on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea; 73 at Callao-La Punta and 24 at Atico, Peru; 57 at Apia, Samoa; 7 at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 5 at Betio, Tarawa; 9 at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 6 at Funafuti, Tuvalu; 39 at Adak, 36 at King Cove, 32 at Nikolski, 25 at Sitka, 21 at Sand Point, 20 on Shemya Island and 8 on Amchitka Island, Alaska; 118 at Arena Cove, 79 at Santa Barbara, 62 at Point Reyes, 30 at Santa Monica, 22 at Los Angeles, 18 at San Diego and 17 at Richmond, California; 152 at Kahului, 115 at Hale`iwa, 100 at Wai`anae, 98 at Hilo, 88 at Kalaupapa, 85 at Hanalei, 65 at Kawaihae, 64 at Makapu`u, 45 at Lahaina, 26 at Honokohau, 23 at Miloli`i, 13 at Kapoho and 10 at Mokuolo`e, Hawaii; 112 at Port Orford, 38 at Charleston and 34 at South Beach, Oregon; 22 on Wake Island; 24 at Port Angeles, Washington, United States; 29 at Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 15 17 45  0 1877  41.000  -97.000   0 5.3   Northern Plains

 

Located in eastern Nebraska, this event was also felt in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and North and South Dakota. At North Platte walls were cracked. Buildings were rocked in Lincoln, Nebraska and at Columbus and Omaha. Walls also cracked at Sioux City, Iowa. Felt also in St. Joseph, MO and over a radius of up to 600 miles.

 

11 15 12 15  0 1906  34.000 -107.000   0 6.3   SW U.S.A

 

One of a series of events in New Mexico near the epicenter of the earthquake of Nov. 14, 2004. This shock was felt with intensity VIII and was felt over an area of about 100,000 sq. miles. Located near Raton, New Mexico.

 

11 15 13 48  0 1938  39.250 -123.000   0 5.0   Central California

11 15 10  6 47 1955  55.300 -155.600   0 6.4   Alaska Peninsula

11 15  5 38 56 1961  34.941 -118.987  11 5.0   So. California

 

Near Wheeler Ridge, this event was felt over a large area of southern California especially in the neighborhood of Kern County. At Wilson a pool bottom cracked.

 

11 15  2 46 43 1964  37.000 -121.717  10 5.2   Central California

 

North of Watsonville, California. Several chimneys fell in Corralitos and store stock fell from shelves. Minor damage reported throughout central California.

 

11 15  6 50  7 1965  40.510 -125.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

11 15  0  8  8 1966  51.320 -179.870  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15 16 19  8 1966  51.190 -176.480  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15  0  7  8 1968  58.320 -150.410  14 6.4   Southern Alaska

11 15  9 32  2 1971  51.680 -176.141  54 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15  4 57 15 1977  54.930 -160.022  47 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 15  4 31 34 1988  52.148 -173.149  76 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15  8 41 43 1988  52.250 -171.170  31 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

11 15  6  0 20 1997  37.179 -117.789   5 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in the Bishop area and in Mariposa California. Felt at Beatty and Hawthorne, Nevada.

 

11 15 17 51 55 2004  50.477 -130.201  10 5.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

11 15 04 03 25 2008  51.417 -175.035  45 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 15 11 22 22 2012  52.496  173.351  28 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 15 03 35 14 2013  51.567 -178.954  10 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 14  4 39  0 1901  38.769 -112.084   0 7.0   Utah area

 

Brick buildings and chimneys collapsed in Southern Utah. Felt most strongly at Parowan and Richfield. Extensive landslides at Richfield and Marysvale. Earth cracks caused ejection of water sandspouts were also observed. The maximum intensity of VIII was felt over 3000 sq. miles and intensity of VI over 10,000 sq. miles.

 

11 14 17 37  0 1906 -25.000  172.000  60 7.4   Loyalty Islands

11 14  7 33  0 1910  21.000  120.000  60 7.0   Taiwan

11 14 10 58 12 1937  36.500   70.500 240 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Severe damage in Hindu Kush.

 

11 14 21 20  6 1986  23.955  121.765  38 7.7   Taiwan

 

Damage with intensity up to V at Taipei occurred injuring 44 and killing 15 people. Undersea cables were broken. Felt strongly throughout Taiwan.  Also felt in the Ryukyu Islands and at Luzon, Philippines.

 

11 14 19 15 31 1994  13.525  121.067  32 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

More than 80 were killed and up to 300 injured in the Philippine Islands of Luzon and Mindoro. A tsunami was generated which did extensive damage in Calapan and Puerto Galera. The quake destroyed nearly 800 houses and damaged more than 3000 on the Island of Mindoro. Others were destroyed on Luzon. Ground cracks were observed and liquefaction and sand boils were common in the epicentral area.

 

11 14 09 26 10 2001  35.946   90.541  10 7.8   Qinghai, China   

 

Some houses destroyed in the Xidatan area southwest of Golmud. Felt strongly at Golmud. Felt in Qinghai southeastern Xinjiang, western Gansu and northern Sichuan Provinces. Felt by people in high rise buildings at Lanzhou, China.

 

11 14 21 38 52 2005  38.090  144.930  11 7.0  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

11 14 15 40 50 2007 -22.247  -69.890  40 7.7  Northern Chile

 

(GS). Two people killed, at least 45 injured and buildings damaged (VIII) at Tocopilla. Twenty people injured and buildings damaged (VII) at Maria Elena. Several thousand homes destroyed or damaged, displacing about 15,000 people in the Maria Elena-Tocopilla area.  Buildings damaged (VII) at Antofagasta and Calama.  Power and telephone outages occurred at Antofagasta and Iquique. Felt (VIII) at Quillagua; (VII) at Baquedano and Mejillones; (VI) at Alto Hospicio, Arica, Huara, Iquique and Taltal; (V) at Caldera, Chanaral, Copiapo and Tierra Amarilla; (III) at Alto del Carmen, Coquimbo, Freirina, Huasco, La Higuera, La Serena and Vallenar; (II) at Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Felt from Arica to Santiago. Felt (IV) at Arequipa and Tacna; felt at Lima and in Moquegua, Peru. Felt (III) at La Paz; felt at Cochabamba and in other parts of Bolivia. Felt at San Juan, Argentina.  Also felt at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tsunami wave heights in centimeters (peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations: 25.5 at Antofagasta, 19.5 at Arica, 9.5 at Caldera and 19.3 at Iquique.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 14  0  0  0 1897  42.900 -106.300   0 5.3   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

The Grand Central Hotel was considerably damaged at Caspar, Wyoming. A about 2-4 inches wide extended from the second to fourth story. Residents ran into the streets in panic.

 

11 14  4 39  0 1901  38.769 -112.084   0 7.0   Utah area

 

Brick buildings and chimneys collapsed in Southern Utah. Felt most strongly at Parowan and Richfield. Extensive landslides at Richfield and Marysvale. Earth cracks caused ejection of water sandspouts were also observed. The maximum intensity of VIII was felt over 3000 sq. miles and intensity of VI over 10,000 sq. miles.

 

11 14  8 41 36 1941  33.783 -118.250  16 5.4   So. California

 

Damage was estimated at $1 million in Gardena and Torrance. Power lines were knocked down and power and telephone service was out. Oil tanks and pipelines were damaged. 50% of chimneys in the area were damaged or thrown down. Two schools were damaged along with the Bank of America building.  Many other buildings were also damaged or destroyed.

 

11 14  5 36 19 1954  31.500 -116.000   0 5.4   So. California

 

Aftershock of the strong shock of Nov. 12, 1954.

 

11 14  4 48 53 1974  58.765 -154.565  18 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt lightly in the epicentral area.

 

11 14  9 29 45 1975  40.550 -124.472   4 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

11 14  2  5 48 1977  32.817 -115.467   5 5.0   So. California

 

 

Earthquake on the California/Mexico border. Damage occurred to plaster and windows at Somerton Arizona. Some damage also at El Centro and Imperial, California.

 

11 14 23  0 43 1979  61.381 -150.094  57 5.1   Central Alaska

11 14  0 43  3 1981  54.067 -164.538  66 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 14 22 17 46 1985  54.684 -159.549  18 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity V on the Alaska Peninsula.

 

11 14 21 42 44 1986  51.426 -173.821  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 14 15 48 30 1987  58.950 -134.981   0 5.3   British Colombia

11 14 10 48 20 1988  52.338 -171.192  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 14 19 42 12 1989  52.817 -168.195  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 14 12  2 60 1992  51.820 -176.440  23 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 14 02 50 57 2001  53.915 -164.083  40 5.1   Unimak Island, Alaska

11 14 14 37 23 2002  63.420 -146.070   2 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

11 14 01 48 37 2008  43.500 -127.393  10 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

11 14 02 12 17 2016  51.088  178.863  35 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 14 09 51 31 2014  52.042  176.687  78 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 14 22 54 34 2016  54.129 -160.111  16 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

11 13 19 45  0 1655 -12.300  -77.600  30 8.8   Central Peru

 

This earthquake caused considerable damage to houses and buildings in the region of Lima, Peru. Churches and Plazas were destroyed. Felt as far as 600 km away with damage within 300 km of the epicenter.

 

11 13 16 13 12 1911  52.000  173.000   0 7.0   Rat Islands

11 13 12 14 45 1925  13.000  125.000  60 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VIII to IX in Samar and felt within 600 km of the epicenter. Felt slightly at Manila. At Batag Island damage occurred to the lighthouse of modern concrete. Cracks opened in the soil and a tsunami flooded low shores. Many fishing boats were lost and fishermen drowned.  Houses were destroyed at Batag Island, Laoang and along the coast of Samar. Many suffered injuries.

 

11 13  4 46 58 1932  43.900  136.500 310 7.3   Sea of Japan

11 13 12 31 27 1936  56.200  163.300  20 7.3   Komandorsky Isl

 

Felt with intensity X in Kamchatka.

 

11 13 13 13 45 1938  44.600  149.400  80 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

11 13 22 31 30 1938  37.000  142.500  50 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

11 13 18 43 57 1943 -19.000  170.000  60 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 13  9 20 31 1960  51.410 -168.860   0 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13  4 43 45 1972  15.575  -94.984  33 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

11 13 11 12 13 1991   8.430  126.270  33 7.0   Central Philippines

 

Damage occurred in the Bislig/Butuan and Surigao areas. Felt with intensity IV at Cagayan de Oro. Also felt on Camiguin and Cebu.

 

11 13  1 18  4 1993  51.934  158.647  34 7.0   Kamchatka

 

Felt with intensity VI at Petropavlovsk and Kamchatskiy and with intensity IV at Severo/Kurilsk.

 

11 13 11 02 56 2016 -42.757  173.077  23 7.8   South Island, New Zealand

 

Two people and uncounted animals were killed in the quake. A two-meter tsunami hit the east coast of New Zealand. This is the strongest earthquake in the world since an M 8.3 offshore The epicenter of today's event in New Zealand is north of Christchurch where recent major seismicity (beginning in 2011) has caused great damage. The closest community reporting damage was Amberley in Canterbury, New Zealand. The rupture appears to be to the northwest with a number of aftershocks in the Cook Strait. Initial felt reports indicate shaking up to IX in Waikuku, Oxford with major damage, VIII in Te Puru-Thornton Bay, Waikato, Blenheim,  Amberley; VII in Egmont Village, Taranaki, Te Horo, Wellington, Cust, VI in Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Lyttelton, Rakaia, Brightwater, Richmond, Nelson, Karamea, Wellington, Lower Hutt, Kapiti, Greytown, Carterton, Himatangi, Tokomaru, Rongotea, Wanganui, V within about 700 km of the epicenter including at Pukekohe, Gisborne, Tuai, Hawke's Bay, Taupo, Hastings, Waitara, New Plymouth, Wanaka, Hawera, Feilding Pahiatua, Palmerston North, Masterton, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Makara-Ohariu, Picton, Mapua, Ashburton, Greymouth, Wakefield, Tapawera, Seddon, Murchison, Lincoln, Taitapu,  Taitapu, Rangiora and Christchurch, with lighter shaking felt more than 1000 km away in Australia and throughout the remainder of New Zealand.  Internet and Television footage shows considerable damage in stores where much merchandise was destroyed. Ground displacement were also considerable and roadways buckled. Major road damage occurred on State Highway One near Ohau Point, South Island. Large landslides completely isolated some towns such as Kaikoura which was near the epicenter. Telecommunications were out throughout most of northern South Island and southern North Island.  At least two people were killed in the quake. But humans were not the only victims.  The area near the epicenter is rural and many cattle were killed in the quake. Helicopter footage shows three cows stranded on a small mesa created by the quake with no way to get off, for example. Internet photos show huge fissures in roads which were destroyed along with railways. In some cases railroad tracks were ripped up and tossed 30 feet by the force of the quake. Trains do not run at night in New Zealand because of past problems with earthquakes, and this may have prevented many deaths and injuries in today's earthquake. Thousands were evacuated. Heavy winds and strong winds added to the devastation. The Clarence River was clogged with debris which was later released in a "wall of water" forcing more evacuations. A tsunami was generated along the eastern coast of New Zealand. Warnings were issued for a destructive tsunami with waves as high as 5 meters (16 feet). The largest waves immediately recorded reached about 2 meters (7 feet). by GNS and later downgraded to coastal warning. This is a great earthquake, but not where it would have been expected (along the Alpine Fault). It appears to have struck along the Hope Fault which streches from offshore northern South Island to Cook Strait where it intersects the Alpine Fault. Movement along the Hope Fault is likely to displace the Alpine fault, putting off a major quake on that longer fault zone. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 13 12 45  0 1892  36.800 -121.500   0 6.0   Central California

 

At Monterey windows cracked. Windows and dishes cracked and broke at Salinas.  Plaster cracked at Hollister.

 

11 13  7 45 54 1939  47.400 -122.600   0 6.2   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt throughout Washington State and parts of Oregon. It was felt over about 50,000 sq. miles. Also felt in British Columbia, Canada. Maximum intensity VII at Centralia, Olympia, Oakville and Elma, Washington. Chimneys twisted and fell, bricks cracked along with concrete and plaster. Some windows broke.

 

11 13  9 20 32 1960  51.400 -168.800  32 7.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13 10 43 48 1965  56.500 -152.770   9 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 13 13 10 26 1970  51.620 -175.340  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 13  9 25 52 1972  53.637 -169.005 136 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13  2 54  1 1975  54.371 -162.656  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 13 15 44 46 1982  44.414 -129.508  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

11 13  6 26 57 1988  51.348 -178.376  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 13  7 40  2 1989  52.500 -153.700   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

11 13  6 12 14 1997  51.429 -177.723  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 13 19 31 12 1999  53.357  171.423  33 5.9   Near Islands, Aleutians

11 13 21 24 09 2000  81.123 -116.432  10 5.1   Northern Canada

11 13 10 43 23 2001  53.627  170.551  33 6.0   Near Islands, Aleutians

11 13 13 40 39 2002  63.158 -144.330   1 5.1   Central Alaska

11 13 18 27 46 2003  65.904 -156.181  19 5.1   Northern Alaska

 

(NEIC). Felt as far as Galena.

 

11 13 21 01 48 2009  52.458 -168.366  39 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13 04 55 45 2012  52.705 -132.033  22 5.1   Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 12 17 28 41 1946 -20.000 -173.500  60 7.2   Tonga Islands

11 12 20 23 32 1958  44.390  148.700  40 8.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Part of an extensive series of shocks off Hokkaido beginning on Nov. 6, 1958.  Felt in the Kuril Islands in Hokkaido and in the northern Honshu region.

 

11 12 16 59 44 1996 -14.993  -75.675  33 7.7   Central Peru

 

At least 14 killed and more than 550 injured from Chincha to Acara. More than 4000 houses damaged or destroyed at Nazca and 12,000 were left homeless.  Felt from Ecuador to La Paz, Bolivia. A tsunami was generated which had maximum height of 35 cm at Arica, Chile.

 

11 12 16 57 20 1999  40.758   31.161  10 7.5   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Approximately 900 were killed and 5,000 injured in the Bolu-Duzce area. Casualties were reported from Eskisehir, Yalova and Zonguldak. Landslides cover the highway between Ankara and Istanbul in the Bolu Pass area. Extreme damage in the Duzce area. Also felt at Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Felt as far as Moldova and Ukraine.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 12  0  0  0 1872  39.500 -117.000   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

On the night of Nov. 12 at Stockton. A sharp shock which was felt at Austin, Nevada.

 

11 12 21 56 12 1927  57.670 -136.070   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

In southeastern Alaska a moderate shock at Juneau. Glaciers broke near Mount St.  Elias. Felt at Haines and Sitka.

 

11 12  8 45  0 1934  41.500  -90.500   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

At Rock Island, Illinois a cornice was torn from a schoolhouse. Bricks fell from chimneys and clocks stopped. Felt at Davenport, Iowa and at Moline and Rock Island, ILL.

 

11 12  4  5  0 1945  48.000 -122.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

This earthquake was located near San Juan Island, WA. Felt at Chimacum, Coupeville, Double Bluff and Port Townsend, WA where some plaster was cracked.

 

11 12 12 26 47 1954  31.500 -116.000  16 6.3   So. California

 

Felt most strongly in the San Diego and Imperial Counties area and as far to th north as Los Angeles and San Bernardino. The village of El Alamo, Baja, California was completely destroyed and left more than 100 homeless.

 

11 12 19  9  2 1969  52.975 -168.276  53 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 12 14 47 24 1976  72.373  -70.333  23 5.3   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 12  0  0 21 1989  51.320 -178.930  31 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 12  9 40 23 1991  53.679 -167.117  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI at Akutan.

 

11 12 13 44 42 1992  52.850 -176.180 227 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 12 11 16 32 1993  51.110 -177.880  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

11 12 04 54 55 2003  28.940 -113.230  10 5.7   GULF OF CALIFORNIA

11 12 09 46 16 2010  52.829 -169.805  20 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 12 20 42 14 2012  57.792 -142.855   9 6.3   Gulf of Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt (II) at Cordova. Also felt at Anchorage, Eagle River, Homer, Sitka, Skagway, Valdez and Yakutat. Felt at Whitehorse, British Columbia.

 

11 12 17 28 37 2015  51.466 -175.026  27 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 12 21 52 37 2016  57.076 -157.856   7 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity III in Pilot Point, Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 11 18 36  8 1921   8.000  127.000  60 7.5   Halmahera

 

This was an earthquake located in western Luzon, Philippines with maximum intensity IV-V in the Province of La Union and Baguio. A smaller event occurred two hours later. A small tsunami invaded a few bays at Mati, Mindanao and caused great loss in structures and crops at Manay. At Caraga subterranean noises were heard and the sea was greatly disturbed.

 

11 11  4 32 36 1922 -28.500  -70.000  60 8.4   Coast Central Chile

 

Strong earthquake at Atacama. The quake was felt 800 km away on the Island of Sn Felix. A tsunami was generated which reached shore about 15-20 minutes after the earthquake. The major part of the damage and casualties in this earthquake occurred due to the tsunami. The tsunami was also observed at Hilo. Underwater cables broke. The quake was felt from Iquique to Concepcion and from Antofagasta to Valdivia and as far as Buenos Aires.  A strong earthquake noise was heard. Flimsy structures fell especially on alluvial soils at Copiapo where more than 500 were killed. Luminous discharges occurred into the atmosphere. An elevation of the ground surface occurred near Chanaral. The highest tsunami was up to 7 meters and caused damage to structures (customhouses, port buildings etc). Much of the city of Coquimbo was destroyed by the tsunami and materials carried by the tsunami.

 

11 11 21 26 44 2004  -8.140  124.790  37 7.5  KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIA

 

(GS). At least 34 people killed, 400 injured, 781 buildings destroyed and 16,712 damaged on Alor.  Landslides blocked roads in some areas. Felt (VIII) at Kalabahi. Felt (V) as far away as Dili, East Timor.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 11  0  0  0 1840  39.800  -75.200   0 5.2   Pennsylvania          

 

Earthquake at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Severe. A great and unusual swell was noted on the Delaware River.

 

11 11 21 26  0 1905  42.900 -114.500   0 6.3   Montana/Idaho

 

This earthquake at Shoshone, Idaho was felt in southern Idaho, northern Utah and eastern Oregon. Walls cracked and plaster fell at Shoshone.

 

11 11 18 26  0 1938  33.000 -109.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt by many in Boulder City and at Boulder Dam.

 

11 11  8  1 26 1964  59.400 -144.600  10 5.2   Southeast Alaska

11 11 15 31  4 1966  52.260 -169.070  37 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 11  8 53 57 1968  57.510 -154.730  76 5.0   Southern Alaska

11 11  5 17 50 1974  51.304 -178.013  42 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak where minor damage was reported.

 

11 11 22 47 54 1983  52.386 -170.627  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 14  5 21 1986  52.300 -175.800   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 18 35 58 1991  51.510 -174.460  32 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 21 26 13 1992  51.190 -179.310  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Amchitka, Alaska.

 

11 11  0 28 34 1993  50.200 -177.446  19 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 23 35 46 1998  53.591 -164.529  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 11 08 13 46 2016  52.769  174.470  97 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians.

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

Following are events of M>=7 which have occurred in this region in the world in recorded history:

 

11 10  6 13  0 1909  32.300  131.100 150 7.6   Kyushu, Japan area

11 10 12 19 54 1910 -14.000  166.500  90 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 10 21 12 30 1913 -18.000  169.000  80 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

11 10 13 50 36 1925  -1.000  129.500  60 7.4   Ceram area

11 10 20 18 43 1938  55.500 -158.000  60 8.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt strongly in the False Pass area of the Shumagin Islands, Alaska. Also felt at Port Moller and at Anchorage. A small tsunami was generated which was observed in Alaska and Hawaii.

 

11 10  1 39  9 1940  45.800   26.700 133 7.4   Romania/Bulgaria

 

More than 1000 killed. Felt with maximum intensity X.

 

11 10 11 41 27 1942 -49.500   32.000  60 8.3   So. Indian Ocean

11 10 17 42 53 1946  -8.500  -77.500  60 7.3   No. Peru

 

Great destruction occurred at Ancash, Peru with more than 1396 deaths.  Many landslides were observed. Maximum damaged in the provinces od Pallasca and Pomabamba. The earthquake was felt over and area of 450,000 sq. km. In the Hacienda de Mayas an explosion was felt before the earthquake. Landslides were common including about 25,000,000 cu. meters of mater in one and at Huanychayaco another of about 5,000,000 cu meters. These slides killed at least 217 persons.  All buildings of concrete and adobe were destroyed as well as older buildings in Quiches, Sihuas, Mayas and Conchucos. 

 

11 10 23 40 26 1953  50.900  157.600  60 7.0   Kamchatka

11 10  1 44  5 1955 -15.600 -173.600 100 7.2   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 10  3 40  0 1727  42.800  -70.600   0 5.0   New England

 

A heavy rumbling noised was followed 30 seconds later by a strong earthquake.  Houses shook and rocked as if falling to pieces. Pewter and China were thrown down from shelves. The ground rose and fell. Stone walls and chimneys were thrown down at Newbury, Massachusetts. Changes in flow of springs and the character of the water changed following the earthquake. Felt from the Delaware River to southern Maine and from ships at sea to the extreme Western settlements.

 

11 10  8 50  0 1884  42.000 -111.267   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Fort Bridger, WY, Salt Lake City, UT and Paris, ID. Telegraph wires were observed to swing. Considerable damage occurred to houses at Paris.  People suffered from nausea.

 

11 10  9 11  0 1916  36.000 -117.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Because of the remote location in the Death Valley area, this shock was not damaging. It was felt at Rhyolite and Las Vegas, Nevada and at Lone Pine, California.

 

11 10  7 19 23 1937  43.000 -127.000   0 5.8   North Pacific Ocean

 

Followed by a series of smaller events on Nov. 11 in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

 

11 10 20 18 43 1938  55.500 -158.000  60 8.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt strongly in the False Pass area of the Shumagin Islands, Alaska. Also felt at Port Moller and at Anchorage. A small tsunami was generated which was observed in Alaska and Hawaii.

 

11 10 22 43 29 1961  62.500 -124.400   0 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

11 10  6  7 49 1964  59.460 -144.840  42 5.0   Southeast Alaska

11 10 18 29 57 1967  62.200 -151.400  90 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt in the Anchorage, Alaska area.

 

11 10  7 38 45 1969  48.550 -121.510  33 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt over an area of 7,000 sq. miles. Intensity V was maximum at Concrete.  Slight damage also occurred at Marblemount and Rockport.

 

11 10  5 27  5 1977  51.880 -168.778  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 10  9 58 12 1992  51.690 -177.550  44 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11 10 00 29 42 2009  52.390 -168.604  32 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  9  0  0  0 1727  42.800  -70.800   0 7.0   New England

 

A heavy rumbling noised was followed 30 seconds later by a strong earthquake.  Houses shook and rocked as if falling to pieces. Pewter and China were thrown down from shelves. The ground rose and fell. Stone walls and chimneys were thrown down at Newbury, Massachusetts. Changes in flow of springs and the character of the water changed following the earthquake. Felt from the Delaware River to southern Maine and from ships at sea to the extreme Western settlements.

 

11  9  0  0  0 1852  33.000 -114.500   0 7.0   SW U.S.A

 

This was a violent shock at Yuma, Arizona. It caused portions of Chimney Peak to fall. Fissures and cracks were observed in the desert along the Colorado River. Aftershocks occurred for weeks afterward.

 

11  9 16 10  0 1900  13.000  -90.000   0 7.0   Guatemala

11  9  6  2  0 1910 -15.000  166.000  70 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

11  9  4 57 50 1947 -22.500  170.000  50 7.1   Loyalty Islands

11  9 21 15 33 1963  -9.000  -71.500 600 7.0   Brazil

11  9 12 59 50 1974 -12.500  -77.786   6 7.2   Central Peru

 

Felt with intensity IV at Lima but does not appear to have caused any damage.

 

11  9  5 38 44 1998  -6.920  128.946  33 7.3    Banda Sea

 

This was the second of two events in the region on Nov. 9. These were both felt with intensity III on Ambon, Indonesia. Also felt in Darwin, Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11  9  0  0  0 1727  42.800  -70.800   0 7.0   New England

 

A heavy rumbling noise was followed 30 seconds later by a strong earthquake.  Houses shook and rocked as if falling to pieces. Pewter and China were thrown down from shelves. The ground rose and fell. Stone walls and chimneys were thrown down at Newbury, Massachusetts. Changes in flow of springs and the character of the water changed following the earthquake. Felt from the Delaware River to southern Maine and from ships at sea to the extreme Western settlements.

 

11  9  0  0  0 1810  42.800  -70.500   0 5.0   New England

 

This earthquake occurred near Exeter, New Hampshire and was accompanied by a loud earthquake noise like a great explosion. Most violent between Haverhill, MASS and Portsmouth N.H. A sea quake was observed aboard a ship in Portsmouth Harbor. Windows broke at Portsmouth. Felt as far as Portland, Maine.

 

11  9  0  0  0 1842  46.000  -73.200   0 5.0   New York State

11  9  0  0  0 1852  33.000 -114.500   0 7.0   SW U.S.A

 

This was a violent shock at Yuma, Arizona. It caused portions of Chimney Peak to fall. Fissures and cracks were observed in the desert along the Colorado River. Aftershocks occurred for weeks afterward.

 

11  9  2  0  0 1884  41.500 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Fort Bridger, WY, Salt Lake City, UT and Paris, ID. Telegraph wires were observed to swing. Considerable damage occurred to houses at Paris.  People suffered from nausea.

 

11  9  2 31  0 1914  37.170 -122.000   0 5.5   Central California

 

Chimneys fell and articles were thrown from shelves in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Felt from Sonoma to Monterey County. Most strongly felt at Laurel.

 

11  9 17  1 40 1968  37.910  -88.370  21 5.5   New Madrid area

 

 

The strongest earthquake in this region since 1895. The quake was felt over 23 states from Minnesota to Florida and from Kansas to North Carolina. Also felt in tall buildings as far as Boston, MA and in southern Ontario, Canada.  Maximum damage in southern Illinois where chimneys fell and windows, television sets, and plaster were damaged. Maximum intensity VII. Most buildings which were damaged were older. Damage was extensive in Illinois and Kentucky and at St. Louis, MO.

 

11  9  4  9  9 1980  40.501 -125.343  15 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coast area.

 

11  9 16 45  6 1981  53.250 -165.760  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Unalaska.

 

11  9 12 16 28 1986  52.810 -169.020  36 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 09 04 43 16 2002  51.058  179.286  33 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 09 01 11 14 2007  51.128 -179.121  22 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 09 23 36 57 2008  59.997 -153.019 127 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

<AEIC>. Felt at Anchorage, Anchor Point, Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood, Homer and Palmer.

 

11 09 01 14 00 2009  52.300 -168.493  31 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 09 16 03 45 2015  51.735 -173.066  10 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

11  8 22  6  0 1905  40.300   24.400  35 7.5   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Felt with intensity X in the Chalkidiki area of the Aegean Sea. More than 2000 reported killed. Damage was also observed at Iviron Monastery and Mount Athos. Many landslides reported. Damage occurred within 170 km of the epicenter. 

 

11  8  4 38  0 1918  44.900  151.400  40 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

11  8 23 37 22 1941   0.500  122.000  60 7.3   Celebes Sea

11  8  0  0  0 1942 -16.000  -76.000   0 8.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

11  8  2 18 12 1950 -10.000  159.500  60 7.2   Solomon Islands

11  8 22 35 47 1970  -3.400  135.600  33 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt but not damaging in the epicentral area.

 

11  8 10 27 32 1980  41.117 -124.665   2 7.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage with intensity VII occurred in the area of Fields Landing.  Damage also was observed along the coast of Northern California in Humboldt County.  More than 6 were injured. Felt from southern Oregon to San Francisco. 

 

11  8  7 14 19 1995   1.833   95.050  33 7.1   Nicobar Islands

 

Felt at Banda Aceh and many other areas of northern Sumatra. Felt as far as southern Thailand.

 

11  8 10  2 53 1997  35.069   87.325  33 7.9   Xizang

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  8 22 20 45 1940  35.300 -124.700   0 5.0   Off Coast California

11  8 13 45  8 1951  55.600 -160.400   0 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  8 11 36 23 1960  45.040 -125.390   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Reported felt with moderate intensity along the coasts of Washington and Oregon from Aberdeen, Wash. to Lincoln County, Oregon. Maximum intensity was IV  with very light damage reported.

 

11  8 10 27 32 1980  41.117 -124.664  10 7.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage with intensity VII occurred in the area of Fields Landing. Damage also was observed along the coast of Northern California in Humboldt County.  More than 6 were injured. Felt from southern Oregon to San Francisco.  Damage estimated at $1.75 million most of which occurred to the Thompkins Hill Road overpass where the support pillars collapsed onto the northwest Pacific Railroad tracks below. The six injuries occurred when cars drove off the collapsed Tompkins Hill Overpass. Other injuries resulted from panic and heart attacks. Ground failure included landslides and liquefaction on the Eel River and the Big Lagoon sand spit. Cracks appeared in roads and parking lots.  Seiche was observed.

 

11  8 22 47 54 1980  40.712 -125.181  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coastal area of Mendocino.

 

11  8 23  7 10 1980  40.535 -124.784  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coastal area of northern California.

 

11  8  9 37 31 1984  52.200 -170.750  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  8 13  1 59 1984  52.153 -171.034  25 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  8  9 40  3 1986  52.290 -169.710  43 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11  8 10 30  1 1998  56.731 -152.065  33 5.7   Southern Alaska

11  8 23 48 48 1998  51.334 -179.925  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

11  8 10 57 24 1999  54.613 -160.961  31 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Cold Bay and San Point. Also felt at King Cove.

 

11 08 04 04 17 2002  62.200 -141.820   1 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

11 08 17 34 52 2002  63.470 -148.300   7 5.3   CENTRAL ALASKA

11 08 03 47 11 2002  51.148  179.275  33 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 08 06 21 10 2004  63.054 -151.427  10 5.0   Central Alaska

 

(NEIC). Felt (IV) at Palmer, Sutton, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek and Willow; (III) at Anchorage, Chugiak, Denali National Park, Eagle River and Wasilla; (II) at Fairbanks.

 

11 08 17 34 58 2006  51.135 -177.984  26 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

11 08 23 05 19 2009  52.307 -168.454  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 08 02 46 57 2011  35.531  -96.788   5 5.0   Oklahoma

 

(TUL). Some buildings damaged at Prague and Sparks.  Felt (VI) at Meeker and Sparks; (V) at Chandler, Davenport, Prague and Tishomingo. Felt strongly in most of central and eastern Oklahoma, northwestern Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and southern Kansas.  Also felt in parts of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas.

 

11 08 02 01 50 2012  49.231 -128.477  13 6.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

11 08 11 33 16 2015  51.500 -172.981  33 5.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  7 12 51  0 1837 -39.800  -73.200   0 8.0   Central Chile

 

Valdivia was ruined. The captain of a whaler found that the bottom of the sea near the Island of Lemus (Chronos Archipelago) was 8 feet higher than it had been two years earlier. The entire coastline was strewn with uprooted trees.  A whale ship was violently shaken and lost her masts.

 

11  7  7 40 24 1912  57.500 -155.000  90 7.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island. Felt strongly at Seward and on the Steamer Bertha between Uyak and Kodiak.

 

11  7 23  0  9 1922 -28.000  -72.000  60 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

Foreshock to M 8.3 near this epicenter on November 11. Slight damage.

 

11  7 23 12  9 1952 -29.800 -177.600   0 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

11  7 18 33 60 1969  27.853   60.060  35 7.0   Pakistan

 

Widely felt in southeastern Iran, especially at Zahedan, Khash, Bampur, Chah Bahar, Qasr-e-Qand and Iranshahr.

 

11  7  5  1  6 1996  28.527  143.909  67 7.3   Bonin Islands

11 07 16 35 46 2012  13.988  -91.895  24.0 7   Chiapas, Mexico

 

(NEIC). At least 48 people killed, 155 injured, 100 missing and dozens of buildings damaged in Quetzaltenango and San Marcos. Felt (VII) at Quetzaltenango; (VI) at Antigua Guatemala, Cahabon and Villa Nueva; (V) at Fraijanes, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Mixco and San Bartolome Milpas Altas; (IV) at Champerico, Coban, Panajachel, San Jose Pinula, Santa Catarina Pinula and Santiago Atitlan. Also felt (VI) at Tapachula; (IV) at Jalapa, Lazaro Cardenas, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Tuxtla Gutierrez and Villahermosa; (III) at Granjas Mexico and Mexico, Mexico. Felt (IV) at San Salvador and Antiguo Cuscatlan and (III) at Ilopango and Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador. Felt (III) at Belize City and Dangriga, Belize. Felt in many parts of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. A tsunami was recorded with wave heights (in cm) at the following tide stations: 35 at Salina Cruz and 30 at Puerto Chiapas, Mexico; 10 at Acajutla, El Salvador; 7 at Kahului and 6 at Hilo, Hawaii; 5 on Isla Baltra, Galapagos Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11  7 17 20  0 1910  37.500 -117.000   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Located southwest of Goldfield, Nevada, this quake broke windows and dishes at Goldfield.

 

11  7  7 40 24 1912  57.500 -155.000  90 7.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island. Felt strongly at Seward and on the Steamer Bertha between Uyak and Kodiak.

 

11  7 23 56 52 1923  31.000 -116.000   0 6.3   So. California

 

Earthquake in Baja California. Maximum intensity VII at Calexico. One fire resulted and damage from the earthquake of Nov. 5 was increased. Felt in Baja, Mexico and at Calexico, stronger than the event of Nov. 5.

 

11  7 20 55  1 1952  26.200 -111.000   0 6.2   Gulf of California

11  7  1 29  8 1961  45.700 -122.866   0 5.1   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Occurring northwest of Portland, Oregon, this event was felt over a large area along the northwestern coast of Oregon and southern Washington. Felt by many in Portland. Plaster cracked, chimneys fell and lights and windows were broken.

 

11  7  0 48 34 1968  54.300 -164.600  37 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  7 10 55 21 1995  52.231 -170.801  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  7 23 28 58 1995  51.510 -178.334  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

11 07 15 14 06 2002  51.197  179.334  33 6.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

11 07 00 43 23 2010  69.190 -146.222  13 5.1   Northern Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt at Barrow, Nuiqsut and Prudhoe Bay.

 

11 07 01 44 24 2016  35.984  -96.798   5 5.0   Oklahoma

 

This event of M 4.9-5.3 did considerable damage in the epicentral area near Cushing and Ripley, Oklahoma which has been hit by numerous smaller earthquakes in recent months. Internet photos showed major damage to stores and houses in the Cushing area. No deaths were reported with this earthquake but minor injuries were reported in Cushing. Damage in Cushing included that to Cushing City Hall. Cushing is the site of the world's largest oil storage facility. An earthquake could open one of these tanks with the resulting massive fireball should it ignite. Cushing schools will be closed today pending a safety inspection. NEIC reported intensity VI in Cushing, Ripley, V in Stroud, Piedmont, Drumright, Wellston, Carney, and IV in Perkins, Stillwater, Chandler, Mannford, Cleveland, Morrison, Bristow, Prague, Meeker, Sand Springs, Perry, Sapulpa, Arcadia, Orlando, Guthrie, Harrah, Fairfax, Edmond, Kiefer, Tulsa, Glenpool, Jenks, Oklahoma City, Covington, Seminole, Skiatook, Newalla, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Bethany, Norman, Hennessey and in general within about 100 km of the epicenter. It was also reported felt in areas of Kansas, 

It was also felt as far as Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri at Kansas City. A foreshock of M 3.1 was felt with intensity II-III earlier in the day at Stillwater, Glencoe, Tulsa, Yukon, Bartlesville and Dewey among other communities in Oklahoma.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  6 15  0  0 1433  34.090  139.050   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Earthquake damage occurred to the temple and shrine at Kamakura. The Tone River in Tokyo Bay flowed upward. A tsunami was generated.

 

11  6 15  0  0 1855  34.050  137.075   0 7.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Earthquake damage was reported at Ise, Yaezu and Hamamatsu. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 3 meters at Maesaka.

 

11  6  7 12  0 1908  45.000  150.000  60 7.6   So. Kurils

11  6  8 54 53 1938  37.433  141.917   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

11  6 21 39 47 1938  36.967  141.550  20 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A series of earthquakes off Fukushima Prefecture killed at least one and destroyed 20 houses at Hachinohe. A series of tsunamis was generated with maximum height of 35 cm in first event and 112 at Hanabuchi in te second.

 

11  6  8 31 57 1943  -6.000  134.500  60 7.6   West Irian, PNG

11  6 16 40 12 1951  47.600  153.700  50 7.3   So. Kurils

11  6 19 47 21 1952  -4.600  144.900   0 7.4   Papua New Guinea

11  6 22 58  8 1958  44.530  148.540  40 8.7   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Destructive earthquake on Iturup in the Kuril Islands. Felt with maximum intensity VII at Kushiro. Damage included cut telephone lines and stopped trains. No tsunami was reported.

 

11  6 22  0  0 1971  51.472  179.107   2 7.4   Rat Islands

11  6 13  3 16 1988  22.830   99.830   3 7.2   Myanmar

11  6 13 15 36 1988  21.800  100.200   0 7.0   Myanmar

 

More than 700 killed, 4000 injured and up to 300,000 left homeless. More than two-thirds of buildings destroyed in Lancang and Menglian, China.  More than three million people in China were affected. Highways were covered by mudslides in Yunnan, China. The event was felt strongly in Yunnan.  Damage also occurred in Thailand and Burma.

 

11  6 20 14 30 1990  53.450  169.829  25 7.1   Near Islands

 

Felt with intensity IV at Attu and Shemya.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  6 20 29  0 1910  53.000 -135.000   0 6.8   British Colombia

11  6 12 29 46 1941  54.000 -161.500  25 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  6 17 31 54 1941  49.350 -129.830   0 6.0   Vancouver Island area

11  6 16 50  0 1947  35.200 -106.300   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Earthquake near San Antonio, New Mexico. Felt in the Sandia Mountains.  maximum intensity VI at Zamora where windows rattled and doors and dishes were cracked. Damage to a fireplace.

 

11  6 22 10  6 1960  52.900 -168.000  43 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11  6  3 36 43 1962  45.608 -122.598  18 5.5   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt over a wide area of Washington and Oregon States (20,000 sq. miles).  The maximum intensity was VI and included broken plaster and chimneys and broken windows at Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas and other areas of western Washington. Damage was also reported throughout the Portland, Oregon region where large numbers of chimneys were thrown down and lights and ceiling tiles fell in the auditorium. Frightened most people in the epicentral area.

 

11  6  6 38 38 1965  60.660 -147.250   7 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt widely in the Anchorage area. A sharp jolt.

 

11  6 20 20 19 1969  51.390 -178.900  37 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Amchitka.

 

11  6  9 36  6 1973  51.640 -175.480  40 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

11  6  9 50 45 1973  51.280 -175.320  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  6 18 26 32 1973  51.523 -175.269  18 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11  6  9 23 11 1974  60.186 -153.811 204 5.1   Central Alaska

11  6  7 34 27 1977  51.189 -179.783  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  6 18 27  1 1986  51.434 -176.680  40 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11  6 19 45 43 1986  51.450 -176.484  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11  6  8 20 56 1988  51.150 -178.330  30 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11  6  0 33 21 1996  53.908 -162.972  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  6  2 34 30 1997  46.782  -71.359  23 5.0   New England

 

 

One person was killed of a heart attack. Felt in southern Quebec and in Ontario and in New Brunswick. Maximum intensity V at Adamstown. Also felt in Vermont, New Hampshire, western Maine and northeastern New York.

 

11  6 11 40 31 2000  56.076 -153.438  15 5.4   Southern Alaska

11 06 03 53 10 2011  35.532  -96.765   5 5.7   Oklahoma

 

(NEIC) At least 2 people injured, 14 homes destroyed and many damaged in the Shawnee-Sparks area. Parts of US Highway 62 between Meeker and Prague buckled by shaking along pre-existing cracks. An area of approximately 65 sq km in the immediate vicinity of the instrumental epicenter experienced shaking of intensity VIII. Felt (VII) at Meeker and Prague; (VI) at Castle, Indianola, McLoud, Sentinel, Shawnee, Sparks and Tupelo. Felt strongly in much of Oklahoma, southern Kansas, southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas and northern Texas. Felt in at least 17 states of the central US from southern Wisconsin to

 

11 06 08 08 13 2011  54.120 -162.549  23 5.7   Unimak Island, Alaska

11 06 01 09 55 2015  52.263 -169.520  10 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  5 21 27 53 1923  29.200  130.000   0 7.2   Bonin Islands

11  5  7 55 38 1926  12.700  -86.700 135 7.2   Nicaragua

 

Severe damage at Managua, Granada, Masay and Chinandega, Nicaragua.

 

11  5  8 43  0 1938  37.333  142.183  30 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

11  5 10 50  0 1938  37.283  141.650  30 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A series of earthquakes off Fukushima Prefecture killed at least one and destroyed 20 houses at Hachinohe. A series of tsunamis was generated with maximum height of 35 cm in first event and 112 at Hanabuchi in ten second.

 

11  5  2 20  1 1952  50.200  157.300  60 7.1   Kamchatka

11  5  5 57 44 1952  49.300  156.800  40 7.1   NE Pacific

11  5 13  6 27 1952  52.000  160.500  20 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 

A strong tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 19 feet at Paramushir, Kuril Islands. Many killed in Kamchatka. Tsunami was also observed and was deadly and destroyed most of Kurilsk. The tsunami was also damaging(causing up to $1 million damage) in Hawaii, Peru, Chile and Midway Island.  Also observed in Alaska.

 

11  5 22  2  7 1978 -11.132  162.136  33 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt strongly at San Cristobal and at Honiara, Guadalcanal.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  5 17  0  0 1873  40.000 -118.000   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

11  5 22  7  0 1923  32.670 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

An earthquake felt with intensity VII at Calexico. A hotel shifted several inches on its foundation. Other buildings were damaged.

 

11  5 15 53  0 1926  39.100  -82.100   0 5.3   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

11  5 23  2 20 1934  52.000 -175.000  25 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  5 20 46 18 1936  43.000 -131.000   0 6.0   North Pacific Ocean

11  5 19  7 53 1944  48.720  -80.800   0 5.1   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

About 30 miles northwest of Timmins, Ontario.

 

11  5  4 35 24 1949  32.200 -116.550   0 5.1   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Campo where it frightened many. Objects swung and vases overturned. Plaster Cracked. Felt throughout most of southern California.

 

11  5 17 54  8 1969  34.609 -121.435  10 5.6   Off So. California

 

Off the coast of southern California. Felt with maximum intensity V in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties area. Plaster cracked at Avila Beach.

 

11  5 18 48 43 1969  34.733 -121.433  10 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt lightly on the coast of Southern California.

 

11  5 11 53 19 1975  58.121 -150.851  84 5.1   Southern Alaska

11  5 14 44  4 1977  51.369 -175.476  20 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  5  1 28  2 1985  62.404 -151.313  85 5.2   Central Alaska

11  5 15  1  5 1989  47.300 -130.800   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

11 05 17 22 44 2002  63.280 -144.980  25 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

(NEIC). Felt strongly at Paxson and Tok.

 

11 05 05 04 46 2008  52.035 -170.538  30 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 05 10 04 00 2010  51.436 -176.683  49 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 05 07 12 45 2011  35.550  -96.764   3 5.0   Oklahoma

 

(NEIC). Felt (VI) at Sparks; (V) at Davenport, Meeker, Oklahoma City, Prague and Waleetka; (IV) northeast to Big Cabin, east to Porum, southwest to Lawton and northwest to Crescent; (III) northeast to Miami, southeast to McAlester and northwest to Enid. Felt throughout central and eastern Oklahoma and in many parts of southeastern Kansas, southwestern Missouri,

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  4 13 30  0 1042  38.100   46.300   0 7.6   No. Iran

 

More than 50,000 killed in Tabriz. Maximum intensity up to IX. Historian Naser Khosrov visited the area four years after the earthquake and reported that Abu Taher, an astronomer in Tabriz had warned teh people the day before of an earthquake; some who believed as well as those who were forced to leave spent the night outdoors  while those who did not heed these warnings were killed in the ruined city. The Governor escaped staying out of the city at the time of the earthquake. A poem written by Qatran of Tabriz describes the total destruction of buildings and city walls as well as earth faulting and fracturing, trees uprooted and people killed. Foreshocks were used to forecast the quake along with astronomical indicators.

 

11  4  0  0  0 1677  36.600  141.500   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A strong earthquake off the Boso Peninsula near Tokyo. This event generated a strong tsunami which washed away more than 1000 homes and caused 500 deaths.  More than 223 houses were destroyed and 246 drowned in Boso. More than 490 houses washed away and 123 persons killed in Miyagi. 24-25 fishing boats were damaged in Owari. Maximum tshnami heigh 4 meters at Iwanuma, Ibaraki Pref.

 

11  4  8  0  0 1737  55.500  163.000  20 7.8   Komandorsky Isl

 

Felt with maximum intensity X. Probably an aftershock of a triggered shock from the M 8.3 that occurred in Kamchatka on Oct. 17, 1737.

 

11  4 12  3 30 1917   4.800   96.800  60 7.1   Nicobar Islands

11  4  0  4 30 1923  -5.000  152.000  60 7.2   New Britain

11  4 13 50 43 1927  34.500 -121.500   0 7.3   Off So. California

 

Earthquake west of Point Arguello. Felt strongly at Lompoc, Honda and Surf.  Rockslides were common and water spurted from cracks. Sand craters formed.  Chimneys fell at Lombox and were damaged at Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria.  A tsunami with height of 6 feet was generated and hit the coast at Surf.  Felt also at Sea.

 

11  4 21 47 47 1946  39.300   55.350  26 7.0   No. Iran

 

Severe damage in Turkmenistan. More than 400 killed. Highly destructive at Kazandzhik. The quake was felt from Krasnovodsk to Askhabad. A strong earthquake noise was hear at Kazandzhik and Uzhbele. People could not stand. Structures of brick were largely destroyed. Walls and roofs largely collapsed. Cornices collapsed and stoves became unusable. Most chimneys fell. Landslides occurred in the mountains and the railroad line was destroyed.  Fissures spewed salty water at Aydin. Destructive over an radius of 120 km.

 

11  4  0  9  0 1947  43.817  141.017   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

5-6 small ships were damaged in a tsunami which reached up to 60 cm height.

 

11  4 16 58  0 1952  52.300  161.000  40 8.5   E. of Kamchatka

 

A strong tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 19 feet at Paramushir, Kuril Islands. Many killed in Kamchatka. Tsunami was also observed and was deadly and destroyed most of Kurilsk. The tsunami was also damaging(causing up to $1 million damage) in Hawaii, Peru, Chile and Midway Island.  Also observed in Alaska.

 

11  4  3 49  8 1953 -13.000  166.500  33 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

11  4  1 17 17 1963  -8.000  129.500 100 7.5    Banda Sea

 

Felt at Darwin, Australia where electricity and telephone services were knocked out. Felt also at Perth, Adelaide and Ne Guinea to Papua.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  4  2 29  0 1897  45.000 -113.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Severe at Dillon, Montana. Courthouse and other buildings cracked at Dillon.  Also felt at Idaho and Utah.

 

11  4 18 18  0 1903  36.900  -89.300   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Felt at St. Louis, MO. Also felt in Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee with maximum intensity VII. Buildings were damaged at New Madrid, MO and at Cairo, Ill. Chimneys fell in the epicntral area.

 

11  4  8 37  0 1908  36.000 -117.000   0 6.5   California/Nevada area

 

Earthquake in the Death Valley area. Activity began in mid-October and continued throughout November. Prospectors were frightened but no damage reported in the area. Maximum intensity probably VIII. Felt to Tehachapi and San Bernardino.

 

11  4 13 50 43 1927  34.500 -121.500  60 7.3   Off So. California

 

Earthquake west of Point Arguello. Felt strongly at Lompoc, Honda and Surf.  Rockslides were common and water spurted from cracks. Sand craters formed.  Chimneys fell at Lombox and were damaged at Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria.  A tsunami with height of 6 feet was generated and hit the coast at Surf.  Felt also at Sea.

 

11  4 20 42 38 1949  32.200 -116.550  16 5.7   So. California

 

Earthquake in Baja California felt at Guadalupe, Mexico. Buildings swayed in San Diego. People were frightened. Ground cracks were observed. Cracks also occurred in buildings including a school at Coronado. Cement floors cracked at Borrego Springs, CA.

 

11  4 21 40 56 1956  61.280 -138.680  15 5.4   Central Alaska

11  4 10 41 38 1976  33.120 -115.594   4 5.3   So. California

 

Located in Imperial Valley, California where burglar alarms went off. Plaster and dry wall cracked and items fell from shelves at Brawley. Fences were displaced at El Centro. Ground cracks were observed and electrical service interrupted at Westmorland.

 

11  4 10  2  6 1977  51.409 -175.624  22 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  4 18  7 32 1977  51.329 -175.621  18 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Plaster fell and heavy furniture moved at Adak. Chimneys fell at Adak.  Maximum intensity VI.

 

11  4  5 25  2 1981  51.980 -170.980  39 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  4 19  1 37 1983  52.348 -168.228  35 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11  4  6 59 40 1994  58.076 -151.292  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Kodiak.

 

11  4 22 54 16 1996  43.523 -127.356  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

11  4  2 54 13 1998  51.599 -176.151  35 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 04 00 50 42 2002  63.380 -145.070   5 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

11 04 12 38 28 2009  43.407 -126.814  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

11 04 01 05 47 2010  51.236 -176.500  45 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 04 12 27 32 2012  52.214 -132.557   5 5.1   Queen Charlotte Is. Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  3 15  0  0 1677  35.050  142.000   0 8.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A strong earthquake off the Boso Peninsula near Tokyo. This event generated a strong tsunami which washed away more than 1000 homes and caused 500 deaths.  More than 223 houses were destroyed and 246 drowned in Boso. More than 490 houses washed away and 123 persons killed in Miyagi. 24-25 fishing boats were damaged in Owari. Maximum tshnami heigh 4 meters at Iwanuma, Ibaraki Pref.

 

11  3 14 32 17 1943  61.750 -151.000  25 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout south-central Alaska especially at Anchorage. Plaster and pictures were damaged and windows and doors rattled. Felt also at McGrath and Bethel, Alaska.

 

11  3  1 12 37 1949  48.800  153.800 160 7.2   So. Kurils

11  3 14 47 20 1988  13.090  -90.440  35 7.0   Guatemala

 

Five were killed and more than 100 buildings damaged in southern Guatemala.  Landslides caused damage to roads in Chimaltenango Department. Felt in El Salvador, Mexico City, Oaxaca and Vera Cruz, Mexico and in parts of Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

11  3 22 12 41 2002  63.517 -147.444   5 8.1   Central Alaska

 

 

One person was injured and extensive damage was done to roads and bridges.  Extensive structural damage occurred through the area from Slana to Mentasta Lake. Damage was estimated at $20 million U.S. dollars. Some supports on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline were damage and operations were temporarily suspended.  Maximum intensity up to IX. Felt from Seattle Washington throughout Denali National Park, Alaska and British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories, Canada. A surface rupture on the Denali Fault had maximum offset of about 8.8 meters near Tok Curoff Highway adn extended for about 300 km. Landslides, rockslides, ground cracks, snow avalanches and Liquefaction were observed.  Triggered earthquakes were observed as far away as Yellowstone where the quake caused major changes in the underground groundwater system. Seiches and water well changes were observed from Pennsylvania to Louisiana and throughout the western U.S.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  3 14 32 17 1943  61.750 -151.000  25 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout south-central Alaska especially at Anchorage. Plaster and pictures were damaged and windows and doors rattled. Felt also at McGrath and Bethel, Alaska.

 

11  3 22  9  3 1945  58.500 -151.000  50 6.8   Southern Alaska

11  3  5 26  2 1956  61.100 -138.700  15 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Haines Junction, Destruction Bay and Quill Creek, Alaska.

 

11  3 16 58  0 1957  42.500 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Geneva, Idaho where windows rattled. Also felt west of Georgetown.

 

11  3 17  3  8 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Hebgen Lake aftershock. A stove was moved at Duck Creek, Montana. Earthquake sound was heard. Felt widely at West Yellowstone. Felt as far as Butte, Montana.

 

11  3  0 46 35 1965  40.400 -125.600  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

11  3  7 57 39 1968  65.700 -149.900  80 5.0   Northern Alaska

11  3  2 30 12 1970  62.010 -151.050  70 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area of Talkeetna. Also felt at Anchorage, Lake Minchumina, Palmer and Summit.

 

11  3 13 47 34 1981  43.542 -127.706  10 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

11  3  9 30  8 1984  42.494 -108.854   5 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Felt with intensity VI and Lander, WY. Buildings had cracked walls and windows.  Glass broke at the Hospital and items fell from store shelves. Also felt at Fort Washakie, South Pass City and as far as Arapahoe.

 

11  3 23 24 31 1996  64.851 -170.364  10 5.2   Northern Alaska

11  3  9 40 50 2000  52.497 -170.711  75 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 03 01 49 28 2002  51.590 -130.630  15 5.3   QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

11 03 22 12 41 2002  63.520 -147.530   5 7.9   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

One person was injured and extensive damage was done to roads and bridges.  Extensive structural damage occurred through the area from Slana to Mentasta Lake. Damage was estimated at $20 million U.S. dollars. Some supports on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline were damage and operations were temporarily suspended.  Maximum intensity up to IX. Felt from Seattle Washington throughout Denali National Park, Alaska and British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories, Canada. A surface rupture on the Denali Fault had maximum offset of about 8.8 meters near Tok Curoff Highway and extended for about 300 km. Landslides, rockslides, ground cracks, snow avalanches and Liquefaction were observed.  Triggered earthquakes were observed as far away as Yellowstone where the quake caused major changes in the underground groundwater system. Seiches abd water well changes were observed from Pennsylvania to Louisiana and throughout the western U.S.

 

11 03 23 59 19 2010  51.209 -176.542  40 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

11  2  0  0  0 1660  -0.500  -78.400   0 7.4   Ecuador

11  2  5 16  0 1908  -2.000   97.000  60 7.3   So. of Sumatera

11  2 21  8  6 1923  -4.500  151.500  50 7.2   New Ireland

11  2 10  3  0 1931  32.250  132.633  40 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

One person was killed and five houses were destroyed by the shock in the Hiugnaada area. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 85 cm at Muroto.

 

11  2  0  0  0 1932 -32.000 -131.500   0 7.5   So. Pacific Ocean

11  2 20 46 56 1936  38.150  142.133  40 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Slight damage was recorded in Miyagi. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 28 cm at Kesennuma.

 

11  2 18  8 22 1943 -57.000  -26.000   0 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

11  2 18 28 30 1946  41.900   72.000  35 7.6   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

Moderate damage in Kirgizstan. Felt with intensity X.

 

11  2 15 27 56 1950  -6.500  129.500  60 8.1    Banda Sea

11  2 19 55 22 1972 -20.049  168.839  32 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt with intensity V on Aneityum and Tana.

 

11  2 01 26 11 2002   2.824   96.085  30 7.4   Simelulue, Indonesia

 

At least three people were killed and 65 injured while nearly 1000 buildings were damaged at Simueulue, Indonesia. Felt from Kuala Lumpar, Indonesia and throughout Sumatra.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  2 12 26 54 1933  52.000 -176.000  25 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  2 18 49  0 1934  31.000 -114.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

11  2 14 31 58 1935  47.230  -78.170   0 5.4   New York State

 

Strong aftershock of the Timiskaming earthquake of Nov. 1, 1935.  Felt at Kitchener, North Bay and Toronto in Canada. Also felt at Buffalo and Rochester, New York and as far as Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

 

11  2 16 48  8 1948  35.980 -114.783   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Earthquake in the Hoover Dam area. Cracked plaster at Boulder City and felt within 50 miles of Boulder City, NV.

 

11  2 19 40  6 1955  36.000 -120.917   0 5.2   Central California

 

Located near San Ardo and felt in the coast region of west-central California. Damage reported at Paso Robles, Monterey and King City.

 

11  2 10 38 55 1956  32.000 -112.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

11  2 10 44 47 1958  51.570 -175.190   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  2  9 10 40 1965  57.000 -152.800  27 5.0   Southern Alaska

11  2 19 41 40 1968  65.700 -149.800  70 5.5   Northern Alaska

11  2 14 32 22 1975  59.254 -153.488 103 5.5   Southern Alaska

11  2  4 39 39 1985  54.900 -157.200   0 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

11  2 15 49 45 1995  51.690 -175.340  61 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  2  8 51 54 1997  37.846 -118.215   6 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Fallon, Tonopah, Yerington and Reno, Nevada. Also felt at Fresno, California.

 

11  2 20 27 53 1998  51.289 -176.227  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 02 14 30 01 2001  51.755  179.155  65 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 02 10 02 13 2004  49.260 -128.870  10 6.7   VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

11 02 13 48 42 2008  51.552 -174.366  36 6.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 02 08 19 54 2012  52.126 -132.337  15 5.0   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

11 02 22 32 11 2013  53.561 -163.713  34 5.2   Unimak Island, Alaska

11 02 08 15 34 2015  51.654 -173.419  21 5.9   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  1  9 50  0 1755  37.000  -11.000   0 8.0   Lisbon, Portugal

 

The great Lisbon earthquake and tsunami which doomed Portugal as a world power. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a major colonial power of the mid- 18th century was built most of stone with houses about 4-5 stories high and with a population in 1755 of about 250,000. The western portion of the city was mostly destroyed while the eastern portion was largely undamaged. This was one of the first well investigated earthquakes and tsunamis in recent history. The loss of life in Lisbon reached around 60-70,000 which included losses at Lisbon, Fez, Mequinez, Morocco and Faro where more than 3000 were killed. The destruction in the lower (western) portion of the city was nearly universal.  A writer at the time said "there are no signs of streets, lanes, squares etc.  but hills and mountains of rubbish still smoking". Of 20,000 houses barely 3000 were still habitable after the quake. Serious damage also occurred to 32 churches, 60 chapels, 31 monasteries, 15 nunneries and 53 palaces. Fire broke out shortly after the earthquake due to curtains and kitchen woodwork catching fires from stoves and candles. A violent wind fanned the fires for more than six days. The earthquake was estimated to be destructive for about 1,400,000 sq. miles. Seiche was observed as far away as England and the Caribbean. Many survivors fled to a new quay. During a strong aftershock the quay disappeared into a fissure taking all the people with it. Quay and people were never again seen. Slight damage also occurred in Algeria and Spain, France and Italy. The quake caused general panic in the British Isles as far as Scotland.  There were two great earthquakes separated by 15 minutes to an hour in time.  Landslides, subsidence and land elevation were common in Portugal. Water in wells rose and felt by several feet. At Madrid water rose six feet during the quaek. A tsunami of up to 50 feet high was generated along the coast of Portugal. Many people and houses were swept away. The tsunami was damaging as far away as the Caribbean, Spain and North Africa. In Ireland the tsunami measured 6 feet high and at Antigua and St. Martin was 12-20 feet high. The cost of rebuilding Portugal after the quake and tsunami is believed to have drained the treasury and Portugal was not a world power after this event.

 

11  1 11  0  0 1904  -1.000  -80.500   0 7.7   Ecuador

11  1  7 24  0 1915  38.300  142.900  60 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

11  1  9  1  0 1915  38.000  143.000  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

A tsunami of 1meter was observed at Shizugawaa Bay and at Arahama Village.

 

11  1 11 14 24 1946  51.500 -174.500  40 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1 14 58 53 1947 -10.500  -75.000  60 7.3   Central Peru

 

233 reported killed. Considerable damage to property around Satipo, Peru.

 

11  1  8 45 59 1960 -38.500  -75.100  55 7.4   Central Chile

 

Light damage occurred at Concepcion, Lebu and Valdivia, Chile.

 

11  1 11  8 21 1969  23.148 -107.934  33 7.1   Gulf of California

11  1  1 17 34 1975  13.843  144.754 113 7.1   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Damage occurred on Guam.

 

11  1  4 48 50 1984   8.185  -38.794  10 7.4   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

11  1  6 40 32 1989 -17.700  -68.700  33 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

11  1 18 25 35 1989  39.837  142.760  29 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

11  1 18 36 35 1989  39.652  143.365  29 7.1   So. of Honshu

 

Felt with intensity IV at Aomori and Morioka. Also felt at Misawa and in other parts of Hokkaido. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 56 cm at Miyako.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  1  1 39 18 1926  48.700 -128.500   0 6.6   Vancouver Island area

11  1  6  3  0 1935  46.870  -79.050   1 6.2   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Earthquake near Timiskaming, Canada. Felt with minor damage at Cortland, New York where damage occurred to chimneys and plaster. Also felt from eastern Maine to Washington, D.C. and west to Wisconsin.

 

11  1  8 25  0 1938  33.000 -109.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt at Duncan, Arizona and Buckhorn and Cliff, New Mexico. Rock falls and landslides were observed near Buckhorn. Plaster and chimneys cracked.

 

11  1 18 50  6 1942  48.000 -116.700   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 

Located near Sandpoint, Idaho, this earthquake caused small objects to move from Shelves and furnishings moved. Also felt at Colfax, Washington. Church services were interrupted at Sandpoint. Felt from western Montana and eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

 

11  1 11 14 24 1946  51.500 -174.500  40 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1  6 46 54 1964  51.700 -175.400  20 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1  0 48 26 1975  53.748 -163.318  41 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  1 22 22 35 1986  51.245 -179.755  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1  8 23 52 1992  64.154 -149.898 154 5.0   Northern Alaska

11 01 23 33 49 2008  51.470 -174.365  36 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

11 01 03 16 01 2012  52.550 -132.024  19 5.2   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

11 01 09 50 59 2012  51.011 -179.699   9 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 31 10 18  0 1909   8.000 -105.000  60 7.4   Central Pacific Ocean

10 31 17 22  0 1912   7.000  138.000  60 7.4   Caroline Islands

10 31 15 30 33 1916  45.500  154.000  30 7.3   So. Kurils

10 31 17 53  9 1970  -4.926  145.467  42 7.0   New Ireland

 

Severe damage occurred in the Madang, New Guinea area with eight killed and 7 injured. Maximum intensity VIII. 350 homes were destroyed and 4500 left homeless. Landslides occurred. At Madang brick buildings were damaged.

 

10 31  8 28  3 1975  12.540  125.993  50 7.6   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VI at Samar and Leyte at Borongan and Tacloban. Also felt at manila. A tsunami with maximum height of four meters was generated.

 

10 31  9 10 20 2001  -5.912  150.196  33 7.0   New Britain Region, P.N.G.               

 

Minor damage at Kimbe and felt strongly in the Kandrian area. Also felt at Hoskins and Rabaul.

 

10 31  1  6 28 2003  37.812  142.619  10 7.0   Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

 

Strongly felt in Miyagi Prefecture. Felt in much of Tohoku district. A tsunami of 30 cm maximum height was observed along the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.  Felt as far north as Hokkaido.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 31 11  8  0 1895  37.000  -89.400   0 6.2   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake near Charleston, MO. was the strongest in the area since the quakes of 1811-1812. Subsidence of four acres occurred and a lake was formed. At Cairo, Ill. chimneys were destroyed and church steeples were damaged. Sand was piled in mounds from 4 inches to 4 feet in diameter at Bertrand, MO. Ditches were filled with water. Water spouts occurred near Big Lake. Felt from Canada to Mississippi and from Georgia to South Dakota.

 

10 31 18 37 47 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10 31 12 41  0 1941  43.900 -128.100   0 5.5   North Pacific Ocean

10 31  1 39 30 1949  56.050 -135.690   0 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt in the Sitka, Alaska area.

 

10 31  2 32 11 1949  56.020 -135.910   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

10 31  1  5 52 1955  51.500 -175.200   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 31  2 47 46 1957  39.183 -123.683  10 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake near Comptche. Damage was observed at Comptche and Willits, California.

 

10 31  0 25 47 1968  65.400 -150.000  30 5.6   Northern Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Livengood. Also felt at Fairbanks and Manley Hot Springs.

 

10 31  9 12 14 1969  34.600 -121.500  10 5.0   Off So. California

10 31 10 39 29 1969  33.390 -119.230   7 5.0   So. California

 

Felt widely in areas of southern California including Los Angeles where windows and walls creaked at the Civic Center.

 

10 31 11 33  2 1969  51.260 -178.950  22 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10 31 11 47 32 1969  51.210 -179.000  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 31 16  8 42 1970  51.200 -179.400  39 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 31  4 39 56 1984  50.200 -178.600  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 31 19 33 20 1985  53.254 -165.190  19 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Akutan. Also felt at Cold Bay, False Pass and Sand Point.

 

10 31 20 17 37 1985  57.702 -156.220  49 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

10 31 07 56 16 2001  33.508 -116.514  15 5.2   Southern California

 

(NEIC). Felt (V) at Anza, La Quinta, Pala, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Warner Springs; (IV) at Bonita, Borrego Springs, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Cajon, Hemet, Idyllwild, Indio, Julian, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Jacinto and Sun City. Felt in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. Also felt at Tijuana, Baja California.

 

10 31 03 04 54 2007  37.434 -121.774  10 5.6   Central California

 

(BRK). Minor damage in the San Jose area.  Felt (VI) at Mount Hamilton and San Jose; (V) at Alviso, Milpitas, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale; (IV) at Alameda, Aptos, Aromas, Atherton, Atwater, Ballico, Belmont, Ben Lomond, Bolinas, Boulder Creek, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Capitola, Carmel, Ceres, Chualar, Crows Landing, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Davenport, Delhi, Diablo, Dos Palos, Dublin, Felton, Freedom, Fremont, Gilroy, Granite Bay, Greenfield, Gustine, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hilmar, Hollister, Hughson, Isleton, La Honda, Lathrop, Livermore, Livingston, Loma Mar, Los Altos, Los Banos, Los Gatos, Manteca, Marina, Mendota, Menlo Park, Merced, Millbrae, Modesto, Morgan Hill, Moss Beach, Moss Landing, Mountain View, Newark, Newman, North Fork, Oakland, Pacifica, Paicines, Palo Alto, Patterson, Pescadero, Pine Grove, Placerville, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Ripon, Riverbank, Salinas, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Juan Bautista, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Martin, San Mateo, San Miguel, San Ramon, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Seaside, Soledad, Soquel, South San Francisco, Stevinson, Stinson Beach, Stockton, Sunol, Tracy, Travis AFB, Turlock, Union City and Watsonville. Felt in most of central and northern California from Arcata to Bakersfield. Also

 

10 31 13 44 19 2007  51.418 -178.380  28 6.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 31 22 10 35 2008  51.586 -174.415  44 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 31 07 16 21 2011  52.366  177.932 159 5.9   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 30 15  0  0 1662  31.070  132.000   0 7.6   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Strongly felt and damaging at Osumi late on Oct. 30 or early on Oct. 31.  Ten boast were wrecked in Beppu Minato along with 2500 houses destroyed or damaged including 246 which were submerged by the ensuing tsunami. 32 km of the coastline were inundated. Twenty killed. Many more were killed at Miyazaki. Land subsidence was observed over a large area.

 

10 30 15  0  0 1762  38.010  138.070   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Twenty-six houses were washed away at Ushima Village in the ensuing tsunami.  Several deaths occurred during the earthquake.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 30 19 41 55 1926  48.500 -129.000   0 6.1   Vancouver Island area

10 30 20 46 56 1932  55.000 -159.750  25 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

10 30  7 47 34 1946  54.250 -164.000  50 6.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 30  2 16 33 1961  42.300 -126.700  36 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

10 30 17 37  0 1963  42.700  -70.800   0 5.0   New England

 

Northwest of Peabody, Massachusetts. Plaster and sidewalks cracked at Peabody. Some old houses were damaged especially at Framingham and Swampscott.

 

10 30 17 13 14 1964  56.600 -152.200  10 5.1   Southern Alaska

10 30 19  3  9 1964  37.500 -117.800   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

A series of earthquakes at Dyer, Nevada cracked windows, cement blocks.  Earthquake noises were heard.

 

10 30  6 15 35 1968  65.300 -150.100  80 5.3   Northern Alaska

 

This was the largest earthquake in central or northern Alaska in 20 years. The epicenter was located near Rampart on the Yukon River. Little damage occurred at Rampart due to the log construction of most buildings but goods fell from shelves and many were frightened. Landslides occurred near Hunter Creek and cracks appeared in lake ice, Ground cracks were reported. Reported up to 300 miles distant at Tok and Selawik and Fairbanks. More than 2,000 aftershocks were recorded by NOAA.

 

10 30 17  0  0 1968  47.900 -106.600   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

10 30 12 36 11 1975  51.127 -179.413  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 30  9 32 35 1988  60.120 -151.790  48 5.3   Central Alaska

10 30 21 46 34 1992  56.140 -161.240  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 30 20 25 26 1995  51.667 -173.481  14 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 30  9 53 36 1998  39.427 -119.812  35 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Carson City and Reno. Items were knocked from shelves in eastern California. Felt also in eastern Nevada and Central California.

 

10 30 02 49 02 2012  52.365 -131.902   9 6.2   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 29  8 42  0 1900  10.900  -66.800  50 7.4   No. Venezuela

 

Severe damage occurred at Caracas, Quarenas, Tacarigua and Brochico, Venezuela.  Maximum intensity was XIII.

 

10 29 22 16 16 1968  65.400 -150.100   7 7.1   Northern Alaska

 

This was the largest earthquake in central or northern Alaska in 20 years. The epicenter was located near Rampart on the Yukon River. Little damage occurred at Rampart due to the log construction of most buildings but goods fell from shelves and many were frightened. Landslides occurred near Hunter Creek and cracks appeared in lake ice, Ground cracks were reported. Reported up to 300 miles distant at Tok and Selawik and Fairbanks. More than 2,000 aftershocks were recorded by NOAA.

 

10 29  2 51  8 1976  -4.500  139.900  33 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 

Earthquake centered in the jungle region south of Jayapura. Villages of Bime and Eipomek were most severely damaged. . The earthquake and resulting landslides killed more than 130 with up to 1000 injured. This may have been an aftershock of the event that hit the region on June 25 which killed several thousand people.

 

10 29  5 25 43 1989  39.530  143.200  53 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

Felt with maximum intensity III at Hachinohe, Miyako and Sakata. Also felt throughout southern Hokkaido and central Honshu. A tsunami with maximum height up to 11 cm was observed at Ofunato. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 29 18 10  0 1864  48.500 -123.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Strong shock at Victoria, B.C. May have been felt on Olympic Peninsula, Washington but the absence of reports from communities in Washington suggest otherwise.  At New Westminster and Vancouver doors rattled and chimneys fell. Large trees fell at Plumber Pass.

 

10 29  6 45  0 1909  40.500 -124.200   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage estimated at about $100,000 occurred near Fortuna. Chimneys fell and concrete structures were destroyed. Chimneys were also destroyed at Rio Dell, upper Mattole. Houses and water pipes were damaged at Eureka, Ferndale, Scotia. Felt from Nevada to southern Oregon.

 

10 29 10 54 17 1945  51.590 -130.979   0 5.5   British Colombia

10 29  9 12 15 1961  48.950 -128.640   0 5.8   Vancouver Island area

10 29 14 47 15 1961  48.810 -128.240   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 

Followed by a damaging earthquake of intensity V at Okanagan, Washington on Oct. 30, 1961.

 

10 29 22 16 16 1968  65.460 -150.070   7 6.0   Northern Alaska

 

This was the largest earthquake in central or northern Alaska in 20 years. The epicenter was located near Rampart on the Yukon River. Little damage occurred at Rampart due to the log construction of most buildings but goods fell from shelves and many were frightened. Landslides occurred near Hunter Creek and cracks appeared in lake ice, Ground cracks were reported. Reported up to 300 miles distant at Tok and Selawik and Fairbanks. More than 2,000 aftershocks were recorded by NOAA.

 

10 29  0 57 41 1970  54.130 -164.640  14 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 29 13 46 44 1978  44.962 -114.271   5 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt over an area of 25,000 sq. km in Idaho and Montana. At Ellis and Lowman objects shifted  and pictures were knocked from walls. Dishes rattled.  Maximum intensity V.

 

10 29 23 29 12 1983  44.231 -114.105   9 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Strong aftershock of the Borah Peak earthquake. Felt at Arco, Boise, Challis and Mackay, Idaho and at Whitehall in Montana.

 

10 29 23 39  6 1983  44.224 -114.030   4 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 

Strong aftershocks of the Borah Peak earthquake. Felt at Boise, Challis and Mackay.

 

10 29  4  9  6 1993  51.509 -178.184  34 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 29 17 41 48 2001  51.452 -178.545  33 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 29 19 12 12 2002  51.616 -173.612  33 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 29 14 44 13 2013  52.143 -168.364  13 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 29 02 49 28 2015  51.817  178.514  87 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 28  0  0  0 1707  32.500  136.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

At Osaka and Kii there were 29,918 deaths with enormous destruction. More than 2000 boats were destroyed and great damage to fields occurred. A tsunami was generated which washed away about 10,000 houses and caused 1000 deaths at Owase and 2,000 deaths total. The tsunami had maximum height of 11 meters at Nieura and Kumanonada. Referred to as the Great Hoei Tokaido-Nankaido tsunami.

 

10 28  9  0  0 1849  55.000  166.000  20 7.5   Komandorsky Isl

 

Quake was followed by almost continuous activity for the next half day.  The sea alternatively ebbed and flowed destroying many buildings.

 

10 28  0  0  0 1891  35.500  137.000   0 8.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Known as the Mino-Owari Earthquake, this was one of the greatest of all Japanese earthquakes. The area is one of the most populated in Japan and a major rice producing region. In the maximum epicentral region all buildings were destoyed or greatly damaged. The road from Nagoya to Gifu was lined by a series of villages for more than 20 miles. Following the quake all buildings along this road were destroyed so the entire length appeared to be a road lined by debris. A total of 7,279 killed, 17,393 injured and nearly 300,000 homes destroyed, burned or partially destroyed. More than 10,000 bridges were destroyed and river embankments collapsed in more than 3000 places. A strong series of aftershocks followed and a number of regionally triggered "sympathetic" aftershocks in the region were recorded. 

 

10 28  4 29 52 1952  18.300  -73.300   0 7.0   Doiminican Rep/Haiti

 

In Haiti 6 were killed, and at Pongdo and Tanpu more than 150 were injured and more than 850 buildings were destroyed or damaged.

 

10 28 13 18 14 1960  52.200  157.400  96 7.0   Kamchatka

10 28 14  6  1 1983  44.058 -113.857  10 7.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Known as the Borah Peak earthquake, this is the largest ever located in Idaho. At least two were killed in Challis, Idaho with up to $13 million damage. Maximum intensity was IX. Surface faulting occurred in Idaho along a 35-km section of the fault and as wide as 100 meters. Scarps up to 1-2 meters high were observed. Rockfalls, water fountains and sand boils occurred.  A temporary lake was formed south of Dickey. More than 200 homes and buildings were damaged at Challis. Chimneys were damaged as was the high school at Challis.

 

10 28  6 15 17 1997  -4.368  -76.681 112 7.2   Ecuador

 

Slight damage occurred at Chachapoyas.

 

10 28 16 25  4 1998   0.839  125.966  33 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt at Manado and Bitung, Indonesia and on Ternate.

 

10 28 03 04 08 2012  52.788 -132.101  14 7.8   Queen Charlotte Is, Canada

 

(GS). Felt (V) in the Masset-Queen Charlotte area and(IV) at Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace.  Felt (III) in much of western British Columbia and in Southeastern Alaska. Felt from Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska and to Calgary, Alberta. Thermal springs on Hotspring Island in Gwaii Haanas National Park Preserve, Haida Gwaii, stopped flowing after the earthquake, but were starting to show signs of recovery in mid-January 2013. A generally-small, but nearly Pacific-wide tsunami was recorded, with much higher wave heights in Hawaii than in the rest of the Pacific. Also, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center observed that a small tsunami was recorded at Sitka, Alaska after having been reflected off the Hawaiian Islands. Tsunami wave heights (in centimeters, one-half peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following selected tide stations: 34 at Langara Island, 26 at Henslung Cove, 15 at Port Alberni and 9 at Prince Rupert, British Columbia; 76 at Kahului, 56 at Kawaihae, 43 at Haleiwa, 37 at Hilo, 20 at Hanalei and 15 at Honolulu, Hawaii; 18 at Chignik, 13 at Kodiak and 12 at Sitka, Alaska; 23 at Port Orford, Oregon; 46 at Crescent City, 41 at Arena Cove, 27 at Port San Luis and 25 at Point Reyes, California; 24 on Nuku Hiva, 24 on Hiva Oa and 4 at Rangiroa, French Polynesia; 15 on Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 12 on Chatham Island and 10 at Gisborne, New Zealand; 12 at Mera, 10 at Aburatsu and 10 on Chichi Jima, Japan; 10 at Talcahuano, Chile; 9 on Midway Island; 6 at Port- Vila, Vanuatu; 4 at Apia, Samoa; 4 at Hienghene, New Caledonia; 4 at Lata and 3 at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 4 on Christmas Island, Kiribati; 2 on Funafuti Island, Tuvalu. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 28 17 10  0 1923  35.500  -90.400   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Earthquake at Marked Tree, Arkansas. Felt in Arkansas, Kentucky and as far as Mississippi, Illinois and Tennessee. Chimneys fell and windows broke.  A River bore occurred along the St. Francis River.

 

10 28  9 17 12 1955  58.500 -138.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Sitka.

 

10 28 20 20 18 1965  29.400 -107.900  33 5.0   Gulf of California

10 28  6 40 57 1975  61.377 -152.509   5 5.3   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Anchorage.

 

10 28 14  6  7 1983  43.967 -113.899  16 7.3   Montana/Idaho

10 28 19 51 24 1983  44.073 -113.911   7 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Known as the Borah Peak earthquake, this is the largest ever located in Idaho. At least two were killed in Challis, Idaho with up to $13 million damage. Maximum intensity was IX. Surface faulting occurred in Idaho along a 35-km section of the fault and as wide as 100 meters. Scarps up to 1-2 meters high were observed. Rockfalls, water fountains and sand boils occurred.  A temporary lake was formed south of Dickey. More than 200 homes and buildings were damaged at Challis. Chimneys were damaged as was the high school at Challis.

 

10 28  6 36 10 1987  52.391 -170.721  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 28  5 15  3 1988  51.204 -176.753  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 28  2 19 32 1991  53.050 -164.050  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Akutan.

 

10 28 22 37 37 1994  53.703 -165.803  46 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Akutan. Also felt at Unalaska.

 

10 28  9  5 53 1996  51.431 -178.238  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 28  9 33 18 1996  51.633 -173.243  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 28 20  1 45 1996  51.811 -175.395  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III on Adak.

 

10 28  3 38 36 2000  52.640 -170.934  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

10 28 17 58 27 2001  51.434 -174.940  33 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 28 01 35 28 2011  52.062 -171.573  35 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 28 03 04 08 2012  52.788 -132.101  14 7.8   Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada

 

(GS). Felt (V) in the Masset-Queen Charlotte area and (IV) at Houston, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace.  Felt (III) in much of western British Columbia and in Southeastern Alaska. Felt from Seattle, Washington to Juneau, Alaska and to Calgary, Alberta. Thermal springs on Hotspring Island in Gwaii Haanas National Park Preserve, Haida Gwaii, stopped flowing after the earthquake, but were starting to show signs of recovery in mid-January 2013. A generally-small, but nearly Pacific-wide tsunami was recorded, with much higher wave heights in Hawaii than in the rest of the Pacific. Also, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center observed that a small tsunami was recorded at Sitka, Alaska after having been reflected off the Hawaiian Islands. Tsunami wave heights (in centimeters, one-half peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following selected tide stations: 34 at Langara Island, 26 at Henslung Cove, 15 at Port Alberni and 9 at Prince Rupert, British Columbia; 76 at Kahului, 56 at Kawaihae, 43 at Haleiwa, 37 at Hilo, 20 at Hanalei and 15 at Honolulu, Hawaii; 18 at Chignik, 13 at Kodiak and 12 at Sitka, Alaska; 23 at Port Orford, Oregon; 46 at Crescent City, 41 at Arena Cove, 27 at Port San Luis and 25 at Point Reyes, California; 24 on Nuku Hiva, 24 on Hiva Oa and 4 at Rangiroa, French Polynesia; 15 on Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 12 on Chatham Island and 10 at Gisborne, New Zealand; 12 at Mera, 10 at Aburatsu and 10 on Chichi Jima, Japan; 10 at Talcahuano, Chile; 9 on Midway Island; 6 at Port- Vila, Vanuatu; 4 at Apia, Samoa; 4 at Hienghene, New Caledonia; 4 at Lata and 3 at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 4 on Christmas Island, Kiribati; 2 on Funafuti Island, Tuvalu.  Hurricane Sandy was making slopefall off the Eastern U.S. at the time of this earthquake and was probably a prime promoter of the magnitude of this quake. The only earthquake in the area of larger magnitude in the past 150 years was an M 8.1 on August 22, 1949.

 

10 28 01 31 28 2016  51.702 -173.538  32 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 27 14  0  0 1660  -0.200  -78.500   0 7.7   Ecuador

10 27 15  0  0 1707  33.020  135.090   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

At Osaka and Kii there were 29,918 deaths with enormous destruction. More than 2000 boats were destroyed and great damage to fields occurred. A tsunami was generated which washed away about 10,000 houses and caused 1000 deaths at Owase and 2,000 deaths total. The tsunami had maximum height of 11 meters at Nieura and Kumanonada. Referred to as the Great Hoei Tokaido-Nankaido tsunami.

 

10 27 21 38  0 1891  35.600  136.600  10 8.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Known as the Mino-Owari Earthquake, this was one of the greatest of all Japanese earthquakes. The area is one of the most populated in Japan and a major rice producing region. In the maximum epicentral region all buildings were destoyed or greatly damaged. The road from Nagoya to Gifu was lined by a series of villages for more than 20 miles. Following the quake all buildings along this road were destroyed so the entire length appeared to be a road lined by debris. A total of 7,279 killed, 17,393 injured and nearly 300,000 homes destroyed, burned or partially destroyed. More than 10,000 bridges were destroyed and river embankments collapsed in more than 3000 places. A strong series of aftershocks followed and a number of regionally triggered "sympathetic" aftershocks in the region were recorded.

 

 

10 27 19 30  0 1894 -30.500  -68.400   0 7.5   Central Chile

 

Earthquake caused destruction in the Tucuman, Argentina area. In San Juan damage occurred to the Governor's residence, the city theater, hospitals, the market place, churches. At Maipu, San Martin and Santa Rosa older buildings were destroyed.

 

10 27 17  6 40 1918  -2.000  148.000  50 7.4   New Ireland

10 27  6 52 51 1959  45.890  151.110  75 7.2   So. Kurils

 

A small tsunami was generated.

 

10 27 17 58 37 1971 -15.498  167.220  40 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

A strong earthquake in the Vanuatu Islands near Espiritu Santo Island.  Maximum intensity VII at Luganville. A commercial building was destroyed, a bridge shifted, houses cracked, water mains ruptured and telephone lines were cut. One person was killed by a rockfall and one child was injured.  Felt also at Lamap, Port Vila and on Banks Island.

 

10 27 21  4 52 1989 -11.022  162.350  25 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity IV on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Also felt at San Cristobal. A landslide and fissures were noted at Mwaniwaro Village Santa Catalina.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 27 10 59  7 1933  38.900 -117.600   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Ione, Nevada. Also felt in Nevada at Austin, Broken Hills, Dayton, Mina, Tonopah and Yerington with intensity IV.

 

10 27 19 21  0 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershock at Helena. Some chimneys fell. Many visitors were disturbed.

 

10 27  1 36 36 1939  47.800  -70.000   0 5.2   Maine

10 27  8 24 15 1949  30.000 -112.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

10 27  6 12 17 1959  42.500 -127.000   0 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

10 27 15 13 45 1965  64.700 -162.500  76 5.5   Northern Alaska

10 27 10 59 43 1969  36.791 -121.378  11 5.0   Central California

 

In the Hollister area. Slight damage occurred to a wall joint and plaster at Hollister.

 

10 27  2 37 58 1970  40.400 -127.000   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

10 27  9 33 22 1974  62.062 -150.955  60 5.7   Central Alaska

10 27 14 36 59 1979  62.055 -150.587  17 5.1   Central Alaska

10 27 14 32 24 1982  52.378 -168.440  23 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 27  1 39 30 1985  47.900 -128.700   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

10 27 19  3 40 1985  58.483 -154.365  75 5.3   Southern Alaska

10 27  9 14 35 1994  25.704 -109.632  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 27 17 45 58 1994  43.515 -127.427  20 6.3   Off Coast of Oregon

10 27 21 43 01 2001  51.393 -174.829  33 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 27 09 54 04 2014  51.426 -177.950  46 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutiasn

10 27 11 53 18 2016  53.624 -163.277  17 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 27 16 57 27 2018  65.223 -151.664  16 5.3   Northern Alaska

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Alaska at Manley Hot Springs, Clear, Fairbanks, Healy, North Pole, Huslia, and in Mayo, Yukon, Canada.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 26 10 55  0 1802  45.700   26.600 150 7.4   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Widely felt and violent event in Transylvania, Wallachia and Moldavia.  Felt at Bucharest and as far as Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Many buildings were damaged or destroyed at Bucharest among others the Nicolai-kirche and its famous towers. Water gushed from fissures in the earth. At Constantinople damage was moderate but the castle of Hidwy near Cronstadt was destroyed.  In Hermannstadt churches were destroyed and people dared not approach. At Moscow walls cracked, windows broke and cellars fell in.

 

10 26  9  0 36 1912  14.000  146.000 130 7.0   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Sumay. The quake stopped clocks and shook hoses and furniture without causing any damage.

 

10 26  3 44 41 1926  -3.300  138.500  60 7.9   West Irian, PNG

 

Strongly felt in New Guinea.

 

10 26 21  9 15 1942  46.100  151.600  60 7.2   So. Kurils

10 26  0 21  3 1946 -60.000  -35.000   0 7.0   So. So. America

10 26 09 09 32 2015  36.441   70.717 212 7.5   Hindu Kush, Afghanistan

 

More than 237 people were immediately confirmed killed in Pakistan alone by the M 7.5 earthquake in Hindu Kush. Thousands were injured and many more spent the night in freezing conditions outside today. Landslides have been common and have delayed assistance getting to the most affected areas. India Today reports that more than 300 confirmed deaths have been associated with the quake and this toll is expected to rise. This is a very high toll for an intermediate depth shock as these normally are widely, but not sharply felt. The quake toppled buildings, knocked out communications and triggered stampedes throughout southern Asia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 26  0  0  0 1845  42.500  -73.700   0 5.0   New York State

 

 

10 26 22 20  0 1880  57.000 -136.000   0 6.3   Southeast Alaska

 

Earthquake at Sitka and Hoonah Village, Alaska. Felt strongly at Hoonah Village.  Numerous aftershocks occurred.

 

10 26 14 32 49 1964  56.800 -152.300  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 26  1 55 53 1965  65.500 -133.600  33 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

10 26 11 28  4 1965  47.400 -113.200  10 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake in western Montana felt at the north end of Seely Lake with maximum intensity V at Ovando.

 

10 26 20 20 11 1965  28.700 -108.000  10 5.5   Gulf of California

10 26 13 49 10 1970  61.500 -146.100  40 5.0   Central Alaska

10 26  3 41 30 1985  54.430 -165.370  39 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Cold Bay and False Pass.

 

10 26 15 59 36 1985  54.838 -159.534  33 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

Glassware and dishes broke at Cold Bay. Objects overturned and fell. Hanging items swung; windows and doors rattled.

 

10 26  3 33 52 1986  53.738 -163.632  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 26  4 43 26 1986  53.800 -169.600 205 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 26 23 47 20 1994  51.900 -175.800  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 26 20  5 34 1996  63.946 -130.011   0 5.2   Yukon Territory, Canada

10 26 10 44  8 1997  41.002 -125.172   5 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt at Arcata, Big Lagoon, Petrolia, Fortuna and Redwoods State Park areas.

 

10 26 12 27 33 2005  52.937 -168.714  53 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 26 15 23 30 2007  54.520 -161.710  43 5.5   Unimak Island, Alaska

10 26 09 27 22 2008  40.337 -124.628  21 5.0   Off coast of Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Loleta; (IV) at Ferndale, Fortuna, Hydesville, Petrolia, Rio Dell and Whitethorn; (III) at Carlotta, Eureka, Garberville and Scotia; (II) at Arcata, Bayside, McKinleyville and Myers Flat. Also felt at Alderpoint, Bridgeville, Fort Bragg, Kneeland, Littleriver, Mendocino, Piercy, Redcrest, Redway, Samoa, Trinidad and Ukiah.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 25  0  0  0 1622  36.500  106.300   0 7.0   So. China

 

Violent shock in Ping Liang and Gansu Province. Many villages were destroyed within 30 km of the epicenter. More than 12,000 homes were destroyed. Up to 2000 were killed.

 

10 25  0  0  0 1881  43.300  147.300  40 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

10 25 23 28 16 1933 -23.000  -66.700 220 7.0   Argentina

10 25 10  3 37 1957  50.410  156.640  60 7.2   Kamchatka

10 25 22 34 25 1965  43.733  145.517 160 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt in southern and eastern Hokkaido.

 

10 25  0 59 23 1967  24.440  122.200  70 7.0   Taiwan

 

A violent shock in Taiwan which killed at least two and injured three.  Severe damage occurred at Ilan where 23 houses were destroyed and 27 more strongly damaged. At Taipei thousands left the capital. A strong aftershock on Oct. 26 was also felt strongly in Taiwan.

 

10 25 11  0  5 1980 -21.890  169.853  33 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt in the Vanuatu Islands and on New Caledonia.

 

10 25  3 22 16 1981  18.048 -102.084  33 7.4   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Damage occurred in Mexico City and Michoacan. Also throughout southern Mexico where three were killed and 11 injured. 17 additional injured with severe damage in Michoacan, Mexico.

 

10 25 16 54  6 1987  -2.323  138.364  33 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt at Jayapura.

 

10 25 10 27  4 1993  -5.909  145.990  30 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity III at Rabaul.

 

10 25 14 42 22 2010  -3.487  100.082  20 7.7   Kep. Mentawai region

 

(GS). At least 445 people killed, 498 injured and 58 missing from the earthquake and a tsunami which had maximum wave heights of 7 meters on Pulau Pagai Utara, 3-5 meters on Pulau Pagai Selatan and 3 meters on Pulau Sipura. Felt (V) on Pulau Pagai Selatan. Felt (IV) at Padang and Pariaman; (III) at Bengkulu, Bukittinggi, Ketaun and Sungaipenuh; (II) at Kapahiang, Sumatra. Felt at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and (II) in Singapore. The following maximum tsunami amplitudes were recorded on the these selected tide gauges: 33 cm at Padang, 26 cm on Pulau Enggano and 23 cm on Pulau Tanahbala, Indonesia; 23 cm on Cocos Island and 8 cm at Hillarys Boat Harbor, Australia; 7 cm on Diego Garcia; 11 cm at Male, Maldives; 40 cm at Port Mathurin and 28 cm at Port Louis, Mauritius; 12 cm at Pointe Larue, Seychelles; 9 cm at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 25 17 59 14 1927  57.670 -136.070   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Aftershock of event on Oct. 24 which was felt in southeastern Alaska from Cape Spencer to Dixon Entrance. Also felt in Fairbanks to the north. Submarine cables broke between Juneau and Skagway. Clocks stopped and walls cracked at Sitka. Seiche was observed in swimming pools in Seattle, Washington.

 

10 25 14 31 17 1952  26.500 -112.000   0 5.8   Gulf of California

10 25  1  1 41 1972  43.438 -127.732  33 5.3   North Pacific Ocean

10 25 22 26  4 1982  36.286 -120.413   6 5.6   Central California

 

An earthquake near Coalinga. Tiles fell from interior walls and items fell from shelves at Coalinga. Similar damage was located at Avenal. Ground cracks were observed. Felt from Kern County to Santa Clara County and east to the Sierra Nevada.

 

10 25  8 15 46 1984  26.220 -110.291  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 25  8 18 13 1984  26.152 -110.353  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 25 12 37 15 1984  51.675 -175.210  56 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 25  2  9  4 1985  52.072 -171.350  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II.

 

10 25  1 27 27 1989  37.078 -121.832  14 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

 

10 25 10 19 52 1995  52.766 -167.087  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 25  0  4 16 1996  67.014 -173.232  26 5.0   Northern Alaska/Siberia

10 25 03 24 49 2011  52.159 -171.826  38 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 24 13  0  0 1769  51.750  105.500  40 7.3   So. Siberia

 

Damage occurred to buildings in Selenginsk. Felt with intensity X.

 

10 24 15  0  0 1881  43.030  147.030   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

10 24  3 46 42 1905  34.000  139.000 250 7.2   Central/So. Honshu Japan

10 24 14 42 51 1906  40.000   68.000  60 7.1   Uzbekistan

 

Felt with intensity VIII in the epicentral ara.

 

10 24 21 16 36 1908  36.500   70.500 220 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10 24 21 21  4 1922  47.000  151.800  90 7.5   So. Kurils

 

Limited damage in the eastern Kuril Islands.

 

10 24 15 59 55 1927  57.500 -137.000  25 7.1   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt in southeastern Alaska from Cape Spencer to Dixon Entrance. Also felt in Fairbanks to the north. Submarine cables broke between Juneau and Skagway. Clocks stopped and walls cracked at Sitka. Seiche was observed in swimming pools in Seattle, Washington.

 

10 24 20 15 11 1930  18.500  147.000  60 7.1   No. Marianas

10 24 16  4 36 1943 -22.000 -174.000  60 7.0   Tonga Islands

10 24 14 42 12 1956  11.790  -86.460   0 7.3   Nicaragua

 

Slight damage in Managua. Felt in the south of El Salvador.

 

10 24 14 53 35 1980  18.211  -98.240  72 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Extensive damage occurred in central Mexico around Huajuapan de Leon.  At least 300 were killed 2000 injured and up to 200,000 were left homeless.  Also felt in Guatemala and southern Mexico.

 

10 24  7 52 17 1993  16.920  -98.440  27 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt with intensity VII at Mexico City and with intensity V at Puebla.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 24 22 51 50 1926  37.020 -122.200   0 5.5   Central California

 

Aftershock of events on Oct. 22.

 

10 24 15 59 55 1927  57.500 -137.000  25 7.1   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt in southeastern Alaska from Cape Spencer to Dixon Entrance. Also felt in Fairbanks to the north. Submarine cables broke between Juneau and Skagway. Clocks stopped and walls cracked at Sitka. Seiche was observed in swimming pools in Seattle, Washington.

 

10 24 14 48  8 1935  34.100 -116.800   0 5.1   So. California

 

Landslides were observed on San Gorgonio Mountain. Damage at Twentynine Palms and East Highlands.

 

10 24  9 44  8 1954  31.500 -116.000  16 6.0   So. California

10 24 11 21 24 1954  31.500 -116.000  16 5.4   So. California

 

These two earthquakes were reported felt in San Diego. Many were awakened.  Windows shook and dishes rattled. Also felt at El Centro.

 

10 24  4 10 44 1955  37.970 -122.050   0 5.4   Central California

 

This earthquake near Concord, California killed an elderly woman in Oakland when her apartment exploded and was followed by a fire. Damage to windows, walls and merchandise on store shelves occurred at Walnut Creek, Concord and in other towns of Alameda and Contra Coast counties.

 

10 24 21 44 31 1957  25.040 -109.060   0 6.0   Gulf of California

10 24  0 46 15 1969  52.468 -168.624  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 24  8 29 12 1969  33.291 -119.193  10 5.1   So. California

 

Felt in the coastal areas of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.  Plaster cracked at Downey. Intensity V maximum at Long Beach and Los Angeles.

 

10 24  8 36 13 1976  58.140 -153.310  60 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 24 11  0 47 1986  51.402 -176.859  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 24  6 15 19 1990  38.060 -119.160   3 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Avery and Bridgeport. Rockslides were observed which blocked roads in Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout eastern and Central California and in western Nevada.

 

10 24 17  1 43 1994  54.998 -156.865  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

10 24 10 23 56 1996  51.321 -178.489  51 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 24 19 31 54 1996  66.986 -173.229  20 6.1   Northern Alaska

10 24 21 57 37 1996  67.081 -173.309  18 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Egvekinot and Provideniya.

 

10 24  8 35 18 1997  31.118  -87.339   8 5.6   Southeast U.S.

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Brewton, Canoe and Lambeth, Alabama where minor damage occurred. Also felt in northern Florida and in Mississippi,

 

10 24  7  9 33 2017  51.482 -178.243  57 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 23 16 56  0 1891  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.2   Ecuador

10 23 20 14  6 1908  36.500   70.500 220 7.6   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10 23  6 18 34 1914   6.000  132.500  60 7.9   Halmahera

10 23 17 23 16 1943  26.000   93.000  60 7.2   Myanmar

 

Moderate damage reported.

 

10 23 16 13 24 1950  13.800  -91.783 100 7.2   Guatemala

 

Felt at Chiapas, Mexico.

 

10 23 21  4 41 1968  -3.300  143.300  12 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt with intensity VII-VIII at Wewak. Damage occurred to houses, walls and water tanks which were overthrown. At the Hawaiian River and at Boram fissures and subsidence were observed at the airfield.

 

10 23  6 14 54 1974  -8.420  154.034  48 7.2   New Britain

10 23  9 51  7 1979 -10.615  161.284  22 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

10 23 13  4 41 1992  -5.352  152.616  31 7.0   New Britain

 

Felt with intensity IV at Rabaul.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 23 20 15  0 1857  43.200  -78.600   0 5.0   New York State

 

At Buffalo, New York people were thrown from furniture, walls vibrated and bells rang, clocks fell. Rumbling noises were heard for up to a minute.  Felt in Ontario and Pennsylvania. Also reported at Dayton, Ohio.

 

10 23 23  3  0 1894  32.800 -116.500   0 6.1   So. California

 

Earthquake at San Diego. Brick walls cracked. Much alarm but no damage. Boulders were dislodged. Felt in Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

 

10 23  2 44  0 1916  34.900 -118.900   0 6.0   So. California

10 23  2 54  0 1916  34.830 -118.920   0 5.5   So. California

 

Earthquake at Tejon Pass. Rockfalls occurred and a ground fissure appeared in cement near Gorman. Goods fell from shelves. Felt from Fresno to San Diego.

 

10 23  5 56 56 1957  52.530 -169.690  38 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 23 13 57 11 1964  38.500 -118.400  26 5.0   California/Nevada area

10 23  6  0 52 1965  53.850 -165.300  39 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 23  0  2 56 1969  34.700 -121.366  10 5.0   Off So. California

10 23  1 28 12 1985  54.472 -159.793  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

10 23  1 42 32 1986  52.514 -168.161  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 23 13 48 36 1988  44.423 -129.455  10 5.5   North Pacific Ocean

10 23 18 45 54 1993  40.404 -126.359  10 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

10 23 11 27 18 2002  63.620 -148.040  10 6.7   CENTRAL ALASKA

10 23 10 54 39 2003  51.400  176.687  33 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 22  8 35  0 1894  38.900  139.900  10 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

This earthquake northwest of Yamagata destroyed 3858 houses and killed 726.  A resulting fire burnt 2,148 houses after the mainshock. A tsunami was generated which was observed at Kisagata, Japan.

 

 

10 22  3 29 26 1951  23.900  121.700   0 7.0   Taiwan

10 22  4 28  5 1951  23.900  121.700   0 7.0   Taiwan

10 22  5 43  1 1951  24.000  121.300  60 7.1   Taiwan

 

This series of shocks killed 68, injured 856 and damaged more than 2300 buildings in Hualien, Taitung and Kaohsiung. Ground cracks and fissures and landslides were observed in the epicentral area.

 

10 22  9  4 23 1992 -30.227 -177.205  26 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt with intensity IV on Raoul Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 22 10 45  0 1869  45.000  -67.200   0 5.7   Maine

 

This earthquake occurred in the Bay of Fundy. It was widely felt in New England and in eastern Canada. The epicenter was most likely near Frederickton, New Brunswick. Chimneys were thrown down and walls cracked. An earthquake noise was heard. Also felt at Boston and New Haven CN.

 

10 22 22 15  0 1882  33.600  -95.600   0 5.5   Southern Plains

 

This earthquake in Arkansas was felt in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.  At Sherman, TX heavy machinery was moved and bricks and chimneys fell. Houses were shaken at Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

 

10 22 12 35  7 1926  36.610 -122.350   4 6.1   Central California

10 22 13 35 22 1926  36.570 -122.180   0 6.1   Central California

 

Two earthquakes occurred in the Monetery Bay area. Felt from Lompoc in southern California to Healdsburg north of San Francisco. Chimneys were destroyed at Santa Cruz where old brick buildings were also damaged.  The lighthouse on Ano Nuevo Island was also damaged. Some damage was also observed to plaster and tiles in San Francisco.

 

10 22 11  0 48 1940  40.500 -124.100   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

10 22  6 57 18 1941  33.816 -118.216  16 5.0   So. California

 

Located in the Gardena area where the most damage was in the West Dominguez oil field. Tubing was damaged and production was temporarily halted. Walls and plaster cracked and windows and chimneys broke. At least $10,000 damage.

 

10 22  1 50 38 1942  33.233 -115.716  16 5.8   So. California

10 22 18 13 26 1942  32.967 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 

This earthquake occurred near Borrego Springs in the Borrego Valley, southern California. Also felt in Arizona. Slides brok bridges and wiring on railroads in the Carrizo Gorge. Felt from Imperial Valley to San Diego.

 

10 22 16  0  0 1964  31.133  -89.566  10 5.0   Southeast U.S.

10 22 12 11 23 1969  52.270 -169.370  39 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 22 22 51 29 1969  34.576 -121.620  10 5.4   Off So. California

10 22 18 35 26 1976  56.120 -153.260   0 5.4   Southern Alaska

10 22  1 42  6 1989  26.280 -110.328  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 22  1 50 40 1989  26.478 -110.695  10 5.0   Gulf of California

10 22  2 10 58 1989  26.308 -110.359  10 5.0   Gulf of California

 

This sequence followed the Loma Prieta earthquake in central California by only 3 days and may have been related to it.

 

10 22 14 11  2 1989  52.140 -170.500  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 22  7 58 28 1990  58.996 -136.882  10 5.0   Southeast Alaska

10 22 22 15  2 1996  63.347 -145.359   4 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the Delta Junction/Slana area. Felt strongly throughout much of central Alaska. Also felt in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

10 22 16  8 48 1999  34.860 -116.410   1 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Apple Valley, Hesperia and throughout the Los Angeles area.

 

10 22 10 16 19 2014  51.680 -176.927  50 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 22  6 16 28 2018  49.347 -129.214  10 6.8   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

This earthquake was reported by Earthquakes Canada and NEIC to have been felt lightly in British Columbia at Port MacNeil, Ucluelet, Nanaimo, Sooke, Sidney, Victoria, Vancouver, and Whistler and in Washington State at Sequim and Hoquiam among others.

 

10 22  6 22 48 2018  49.314 -129.673  10 6.5   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 21  1 30  0 1336  34.700   59.700   0 7.6   So. Iran

 

Severe damage in Khwaf, Iran. Up to 20,000 killed. Maximum intensity IX-X in the  Jizd-Zauzan area. Probably located on the Jangal fault.

 

10 21 12  0  0 1687 -16.400  -71.600  60 7.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Earthquake in Callao, along a large portion of the sea coast of Peru. Also felt up to 150 miles at sea. The town and harbor at Callao were completely destroyed by a great tsunami which included a recession of the sea and then over the city. Wheat is said to never have grown along this section of the coast since this tsunami hit. Up to 5000 were killed.

 

10 21  9  0  0 1766   7.400  -62.500   0 7.5   Venezuela

 

The entire city of Cumana was destroyed. Water erupted from events around Casanay to the east of Coriaco. Inhabitants lived in the streets for the following two years. Indians celebrated the destruction and subsequent regeneration of the world by feasting. An island in the Orinoco sand and water was disturbed greately.  An earthquake noise was heard. Felt from Cumana, Caracas, Trinidad, Grenada and Surinam and throughout northeastern South America. Maximum intensity IX.

 

10 21 11  1 37 1905  42.000   42.000  60 7.5   Caucasus/Caspian Sea

10 21  4 23 20 1907  38.500   67.900  35 7.8   Afghanistan

10 21  4 44  0 1907  38.700   68.100  24 7.3   Afghanistan

 

 

Greatest damage occurred in the southern slope of the Gissar Range. The quake hit the mountains and destroyed nearly all the villages. Besides Karatag which was completely destroyed others in the Denau regions were heavily damaged. Damage occurred to livestock as well as killing up to 12,000 people. Topographical changes occurred including landslides and rockslides.

 

10 21 23  8 13 1943 -15.000 -177.500  60 7.0   Samoa Islands

10 21 21 34 14 1951  23.800  121.500  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

An earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan which killed 68 injured 856 and destroyed 2382 houses. Ground fissures and landslides were observed in the epicentral area.

 

10 21  2 38 57 1995  16.840  -93.469 159 7.2   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Houses were damaged at Larrainzar, Mexico. Also felt at Mexico City and in Guatemala and lightly at Metapan, El Salvador.

 

10 21 17 57 16 2011 -28.993 -176.238  33 7.4   Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

 

(GS). Felt (III) at Gisborne, New Zealand. Also felt at Napier and Wellington. Felt at Nuku`alofa, Tonga.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 21  0  0  0 1773  40.800  -74.300  10 5.0   New York State

10 21 15 53  0 1868  37.700 -122.100   0 6.8   Central California

 

An earthquake on the Hayward fault in central California. Damage occurred at Hayward and at San Francisco on made ground. The customhouse was damaged.  Estimated damage about $250,000 in San Francisco. At Hayward nearly all buildings were damaged and many completely destroyed. At San Leandro the courthouse and jail were destroyed. Damage also occurred at Gilroy and Santa Cruz. Up to 30 killed mostly from falling bricks.

 

10 21 16 22 13 1942  32.967 -116.000   0 6.5   So. California

10 21 16 25 19 1942  32.967 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

10 21 16 26 54 1942  32.966 -116.000  16 5.0   So. California

 

These earthquake occurred near Borrego Springs in the Borrego Valley, southern California. Also felt in Arizona. Slides broke bridges and wiring on railroads in the Carrizo Gorge. Felt from Imperial Valley to San Diego.

 

 

10 21  7 46 17 1959  65.000  -87.000   0 5.3   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

10 21  2  5 24 1962  61.400 -149.200  71 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Slight damage occurred in the region of Anchorage. Dishes broke, plaster cracked and telephone lines were damaged at Anchorage, Girdwood and Wasilla, Alaska.

 

10 21  7 38 31 1964  44.800 -111.600  10 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Items were knocked from shelves and furnishings shifted in town in Montana and Idaho including Kilgore and Tendoy. Windows were cracked at Maxville,

Montana.

 

10 21 14 32 58 1964  58.500 -151.900  33 5.6   Southern Alaska

10 21  2  4 39 1965  37.480  -90.940   5 5.1   New Madrid area

 

Felt throughout the central U.S. including in the States of Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky. The most widely felt event in the region since the great earthquakes of 1811-1812 and an intensity VIII in Oct. 1895. Maximum intensity VI reported in Missouri where cracked walls and windows were reported.

 

10 21 20 53 48 1969  51.306 -179.235  48 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 21 12 35 48 1970  51.440 -174.350  57 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 21 19 52  5 1972  63.173 -151.021 126 5.3   Central Alaska

10 21 14 54 35 1976  52.230 -169.325  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 21 15 13 15 1976  52.222 -169.413  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 21 19  9 48 1977  52.340 -171.410  78 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 21 11 37 38 1986  43.989 -128.489  10 5.0   North Pacific Ocean

10 21 11 43 21 1986  43.958 -128.548  10 5.0   North Pacific Ocean

10 21  1 54 35 1999  34.800 -116.410   2 5.0   So. California

10 21  1 57 38 1999  34.860 -116.390   4 5.0   So. California

 

Both of these earthquakes were felt at Apple Valley, Newberry Springs and in the general Los Angeles area.

 

10 21 14 40 11 2001  52.721 -166.723  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 21 06 55 09 2012  36.311 -120.856   9 5.4   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Big Sur, Bradley, Coalinga, Friant, Greenfield, Huron, Monterey, Paso Robles, San Jose, San Miguel, Soledad, Stratford, Templeton and Wasco. Felt widely from north of the San Francisco Bay area to Bishop and Ridgecrest and to parts of the Los Angeles area. Also felt at Gardnerville and Reno, Nevada.

 

10 21 23 17 07 2013  51.586 -175.396  43 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 20  1  0  0 1609 -11.900  -77.400  55 8.6   Central Peru

 

Felt with intensity VIII in Peru.

 

 

10 20 11 30  0 1687 -15.200  -75.900  28 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Earthquake in Callao, along a large portion of the sea coast of Peru. Also felt up to 150 miles at sea. The town and harbor at Callao were completely destroyed by a great tsunami which included a recession of the sea and then over the city. Wheat is said to never have grown along this section of the coast since this tsunami hit.

 

10 20 16 30  0 1870  47.400  -70.500   0 7.0   New England

10 20 23 42  0 1909  30.000   68.000  60 7.2   Afghanistan

 

Moderate damage reported in Pakistan with intensity Viii. Up to 230 reported killed.

 

10 20 17 44  0 1911 -12.500  166.000 160 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

10 20  6  3 24 1921 -18.500  -68.000 120 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

10 20 12 47  0 1928  28.917  130.517  20 7.0   Bonin Islands

10 20  2 19 27 1938  -9.000  123.000  90 7.3   Flores Island area

10 20 23 21 44 1942   8.500  122.500  60 7.3   Celebes Sea

10 20  0 53 12 1963  44.780  150.240  60 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated which had maximum height at Hachinohe with 50 cm runup.

 

10 20  6 46 10 1986 -28.117 -176.367  29 8.3   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Limited damage in the Kermadec Islands. Objects were knocked from shelves on Raoul Island. Felt at Napier and Wellington, New Zealand.  A tsunami was generated with maximum height 22 cm at Hilo, Hawaii.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

10 20 16 30  0 1870  47.400  -70.500   0 6.5   New England

 

This earthquake was felt strongly along the St. Lawrence River and in eastern Canada between Quebec City and Montreal. Felt from Iowa to Virginia and in Michigan. Also felt in New York and Portland Maine. Walls cracked in Canada and windows broke at Portland, Maine. A rumbling noise was heard. Clocks stopped at Cleveland, Ohio.

 

10 20  0 32 56 1945  49.020 -128.440   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

10 20  1  4 35 1952  57.000  -57.000   0 5.0   Labrador Basin

10 20  0 55 32 1958  51.900 -175.100   0 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 20 19 49 50 1961  33.650 -118.000  17 5.0   So. California

 

A series of shocks hit Huntington Beach in southern California. Light damage was reported mostly cracked plaster, broken windows and merchandise fallen off shelves. Reported throughout southern California.

 

10 20 13 29 27 1963  31.100 -115.600  16 5.0   So. California

10 20 11  8  8 1965  51.780 -173.900   2 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20  9 29 59 1966  51.400 -176.600  54 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20 11 41 36 1976  56.383 -152.639  38 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 20 15 41 45 1984  52.140 -168.566  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 20 19 45 27 1986  53.700 -167.700   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 20  7 59  0 1989  51.560 -179.510  26 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20 13 58  1 1989  52.040 -170.760  23 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20  1 17  3 1991  53.819 -166.923  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 20 15 26 32 2005  52.310 -169.120  33 5.7   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 19 15  0  0 1683  36.090  139.070   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt strongly at Nikko and Tokyo, Japan.

 

10 19 10 12 52 1929 -23.000  -69.000 100 7.5   Coast No. Chile

10 19 21  0 19 1949  -5.500  154.000  60 7.2   New Britain

 

A tsunami of maximum height up to 2 feet was observed at Rabaul, New Britain.

 

10 19  8  1 34 1966  -1.600  -15.500  33 7.0   Central Mid-Atlantic

10 19 21 23 14 1991  30.780   78.774  10 7.0   India

 

At least 2000 were killed in the Chamoli and Uttarkashi areas of northern India. Up to 2000 injured and nearly 20,000 building were destroyed. Damage also occurred in New Delhi. Felt from Nepal to Pakistan. Landslides and ground cracks were also observed near Uttarkashi.

 

10 19  2 41 42 1995  28.210  130.190  54 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

Felt with intensity V at Amami O-shima. Landslides were observed at Kikai-shima. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 150 cm.

 

10 19 14 44 41 1996  31.885  131.468  22 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Damage with intensity V occurred at Kanoya and Miyazaki. Als felt at Kumamoto, Kurume and Oita. A tsunami occurred with maximum height of 110 cm at Miyazaki.

 

10 19 03 28 44 2001  -4.102  123.907  33 7.5   Banda Sea     

 

Felt at Kendari (intensity IV) and at Raha, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 19  4 48  3 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

The main earthquake in a series of earthquakes in Montana in 1935. Two were killed by falling bricks. Damage estimated at $3 million. 300 buildings were damaged and up to 200 chimneys were destroyed. Severe damage at Helena at the High School, City Hall, Kessler Brewery and St. Joseph's Orphanage. Tombstones twisted and overturned. Ground cracks were common especially in alluvial material where water flowed from the cracks. Changes in water flow in wells and springs occurred.

 

10 19 11 53 58 1939  47.800  -69.800   0 5.6   Maine

 

An earthquake in Canada at the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers. Moderate damage was observed in the epicentral area in Canada. Felt from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Ohio.

 

10 19  5  9 44 1961  35.832 -117.761   0 5.2   So. California

 

Felt east of Brown in a large area of south-central California. Maximum intensity V at Brown. Heavy machinery and objects moved. A change in  well water occurred. Cracks appeared in some walls.

 

10 19 11  2 38 1971  52.656 -166.967  22 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 19  6 18 35 1976  44.735 -110.813   4 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10 19  7 24 35 1976  44.795 -110.697   5 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Both quakes were felt over approximately 3000 sq km in Yellowstone National Park with intensity IV as a strong rocking motion.

 

10 19  2 16  3 1977  62.866 -150.539 105 5.1   Central Alaska

10 19 18 30 57 1986  63.887 -178.727  10 5.4   Central Alaska

10 19 22  3  4 1987  52.347 -169.403  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 19 14 28 27 1989  51.712 -176.056  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 19  7  1 57 1990  46.470  -75.590  13 5.1   New York State

 

Felt from Burlington, Ontario to Quebec City, Canada. Also felt from Buffalo to Albany New York and in Vermont and Maine. Maximum intensity V at Malone and Tupper Lake, New York.

 

10 19  5 10 54 1991  53.865 -167.089  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 18 12 35  0 1868 -40.000  173.000   5 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Maximum intensity VIII at Taranaki and Nelson but most strongly at Farewell Split. Damage to houses occurred and extensive ground cracking was observed.  A surface scarp of several meters was observed. A number of chimneys were toppled. Many aftershocks.

 

10 18 23 48  0 1897  12.000  126.000  60 8.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Most strongly felt in Laoang with 17 houses destroyed. Earthquake sounds were heard. The earthquake occurred following a strong typhoon which hit the area at about the same time as the quake. A great deal of damage was caused by the typhoon and buildings which were spared by the storm were damaged and collapsed due to the earthquake. Also felt strongly at Catubig where the courthouse tilted and walls fell. Many houses also tilted. Also felt at Samar where churches, schoolhouses, courthouses and bridges were destroyed.

 

10 18 11 48  0 1912  54.600  179.200   0 7.1   Rat Islands

10 18  8 11 41 1920  45.300  149.900  80 7.2   So. Kurils

10 18  0 12 56 1935  40.333  143.200  40 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated which was observed at Hachinohe with height 20 cm.

 

10 18 11  5 23 1935  12.500  141.500  50 7.1   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Felt lightly at Agana.

 

10 18  0  4 15 1989  37.061 -121.790   8 7.1   Central California

 

Known as the Loma Prieta earthquake, this multiple event killed 62 and injured up to 4000 in the San Francisco area. More than $5 billion damage. The maximum intensity of IX was felt in San Francisco and Oakland. An overpass in San Francisco collapsed pinning many in their cars. The earthquake was televised nationally as it occurred near the beginning of the World Series game in San Francisco and is sometimes called the "World Series Earthquake". Liquefaction, subsidence and landslides were common. Felt in northern California near Eureka to Los Angeles in the south and Fallon, Nevada in the east. Felt as far as high rise buildings in San Diego. A tsunami was generated and observed at Monterey.

 

10 18 15 11 58 1992   7.090  -76.990   3 7.2   Colombia

 

At least 11 were killed and more than 100 injured in the Medellin area of Colombia.  1500 were made homeless in the eruption of a mud volcano at San Pedro de Uraba. Damage also at Bogota. Felt throughout much of northwestern Colombia.  Also felt in Panama. Landslides and liquefaction were observed. A small islnad was formed in the Caribbean Sea near San Juan de Uraba.

 

10 18 10 37 26 1995  27.929  130.175  28 7.1   Ryukyu Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensity V on Kikai-shima. One person was injured at Amami O-shima. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 0.8 meters which caused damage to some boats.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 18 22  3 40 1916  33.500  -86.200   0 5.2   Southeast U.S.

 

This earthquake at Irondale, Alabama destroyed many chimneys throughout Irondale, Birmingham and Easonville. Bricks were dislodged at Pell City. Poorly built chimneys in eastern Birmingham collapsed. Wells at Irondale went dry after the earthquake. Water level at Pell City lowered. Felt in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee with maximum intensity VIII near Birmingham.

 

10 18  7  4  1 1977  54.992 -154.303  50 5.2   Southern Alaska

10 18  1 25 39 1978  44.114 -128.538  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10 18  1 25 46 1978  44.008 -127.993  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10 18  5 19 37 1984  61.870 -150.070  33 5.2   Central Alaska

10 18 15 30 22 1984  42.355 -105.597  22 5.5   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Minor property damage occurred in this earthquake which was felt over an area including at least eight States. Damage included felled chimneys, and cracked bricks and concrete. Underground pipes broke in Natrona County, Carbon County and Casper. Damage also was reported in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. NEIS reported damage to two 5-story buildings about 300 km from the epicenter in Colorado in the Colorado Springs area. Cracks appeared in foundations, walls and a gas leak was observed.

 

10 18  1  2 54 1986  51.740 -175.319  50 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 18 22 23 50 1987  52.281 -169.442  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 18  0  4  0 1989  37.100 -121.800  19 7.1   Central California

 

Known as the Loma Prieta earthquake, this multiple event killed 62 and injured up to 4000 in the San Francisco area. More than $5 billion damage. The maximum intensity of IX was felt in San Francisco and Oakland. An overpass in San Francisco collapsed pinning many in their cars. The earthquake was televised nationally as it occurred near the beginning of the World Series game in San Francisco and is sometimes called the "World Series Earthquake". Liquefaction, subsidence and landslides were common. Felt in northern California near Eureka to Los Angeles in the south and Fallon, Nevada in the east. Felt as far as high rise buildings in San Diego. A tsunami was generated and observed at Monterey.

 

10 18  0 25  5 1989  37.043 -121.807   5 5.0   Central California

10 18  0 41 25 1989  37.198 -122.105  19 5.1   Central California

 

Aftershocks of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

 

10 18 23 30  6 1989  56.000 -150.300   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 17  0  0  0 1556  -0.200  -78.600   0 7.6   Ecuador

10 17 15 30  0 1737  51.100  158.000  40 8.3   Kamchatka

 

Preceded by an eruption of Awatschinskaja or Goralaja lasting 24 hours.  Followed by a terrible eruption of Klutschewakaja which last three days.  Many places were raised into hills while others sunk into chasms. Near the sea lakes and bays were produced. The sea was greatly agitated and overflowed the land to a great height. The bottom of the sea was visible to the second of the Kuril Islands.

 

10 17  9 40  0 1906  19.000  121.000  60 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

10 17  6 22  6 1939 -14.000  167.800 120 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

10 17 21 41 56 1966 -10.700  -78.700  38 8.0   Central Peru

 

This earthquake occurred off the coast of Peru under the sea. 110 were killed and more than 3,000 injured. Total damages were estimated at $35 million. Old buildings suffered the most damage include a cathedral at Callao which collapsed burying 16 people. At Lima many were injured and streets were littered with glass and debris. Maximum intensity was IX and occurred for about 100 km along the coast. Maximum damaged occurred in the alluvial plains. A tsunami occurred on the coast and reached 3 meters at Callao.

 

10 17 14 30 12 1990 -11.050  -70.970 600 7.3   Central Peru

 

There was moderate damage at Pucalipa, Peru and Rio Branco, Brazil. Maximum intensity VI. Felt widely throughout Peru, western Brazil and Peru.  Also felt at La Paz, Bolivia.

 

10 17  2 51 51 1992 -19.226  169.553  12 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

10 17  8 32 40 1992   7.030  -76.660  12 7.1   Colombia

 

Most buildings were destroyed at Murindo along with 20 people injured. Felt throughout most of northern Colombia including Cali and Bogota. This was a precursor to a stronger earthquake that occurred the next day.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 17 11 15  0 1860  47.500  -70.100   0 6.7   New England

 

The area of Riviere-Ouelle was violently shaken. Damage occurred to walls and chimneys. Felt from the New England Atlantic coast to Newark, N.J and west to Auburn, New York. An earthquake noise was heard. Also felt at Saco, Maine.

 

10 17  4 23 10 1924  60.000 -118.000   0 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

10 17 12 34 50 1931  63.000 -147.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Girdwood and Wasilla felt by all. Windows creaked and walls cracked. Also felt at Homer.

 

10 17 22 57 19 1954  31.500 -116.700  33 6.0   So. California

 

Felt by many in San Diego. Hanging objects swung. Also felt in the Imperial Valley.

 

10 17 20 27 37 1959  60.020 -138.500  15 5.6   Central Alaska

10 17  2  0  3 1964  59.500 -145.500  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

10 17  9 45 17 1965  33.900 -116.900  16 5.0   So. California

 

Strongly felt at Palm Springs, Riverside and San Bernardino with slight damage reported at Cathedral City and Palm Springs.

 

10 17 19 39 12 1975  57.390 -149.030  31 5.7   Southern Alaska

10 17 20 50 49 1978  51.722 -176.943  61 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 17 22 45 34 1979  33.045 -115.490   3 5.0   So. California

 

An aftershock of the Imperial Valley earthquake. Aftershocks caused additional damage including displaced walls crumpled steps and buckled floors.

 

10 17  8 12 21 1987  43.303 -126.671  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10 17 13 12 32 1993  52.300 -170.110  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 17 15 38 21 1996  60.113 -152.953 117 5.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Butte, Homer, Kasilof, Kenai, Ninilchik, Seward and Soldotna.

 

10 17 23 12 17 1998  53.565 -163.266  52 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 17 23 25 42 1998  53.635 -163.148  33 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 17 14 37 52 2006  63.100 -150.543 115 5.3   Central Alaska

 

<AEIC>. Felt (III) at Anchorage, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Palmer, Talkeetna, Wasilla and Willow; (II) at Chugiak, Fort Richardson, Girdwood, Indian and Kenai. Felt at Bethel, Cantwell, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Glennallen, Healy, Homer, Salcha, Soldotna, Sterling and Valdez.

 

10 17 07 26 35 2009  52.330  174.239  46 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 16 14 57 18 1907  28.000 -112.500   0 7.2   Gulf of California

10 16 16  2 58 1945  -0.300  125.000  50 7.1   Ceram area

10 16  2  9 47 1947  64.500 -147.500  60 7.0   Northern Alaska

 

This earthquake in the Fairbanks area caused much damage in stores throughout Fairbanks. Windows broke and power outages occurred at the University of Alaska. Ground fissures were observed near the airport at Nenana. Cracks appeared in streets and highways as well as in river mud and ice. Landslides were common and rockslides occurred in the Fairbanks and Nenana areas. Rail tracks were bent and elevation changes were observed.

 

 

10 16  5 45 10 1974  52.636  -32.070  33 7.3   North Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

A precursor occurred the day before with M 5.0.

 

10 16  3 25 42 1981 -33.134  -73.074  33 7.5   Central Chile

 

Felt in most of central Chile. Intensity was maximum at Las Cruces and Vina del Mar. One person was killed by panic caused by the quake.

 

10 16 20 48  2 1987  -6.266  149.060  48 7.7   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity VIII at Kandrian with damage. Also felt at Kimbe and Hoskins as well as at Bialla and Rabaul. A tsunami was generated and observed at Rabaul.

 

10 16  5 10  8 1994  44.962  149.083 144 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt within intensity V at Kurilsk. Also felt at Yuzhno-Kurilsk.

 

10 16  9 46 44 1999  34.594 -116.271   0 7.6   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI in southern California, Nevada and Arizona.  Also felt strongly in northern Baja, Mexico. At least four were injured near Ludlow. Surface faulting was observed.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 16 14 57  0 1907  28.000 -112.500  60 7.7   Gulf of California

10 16 12  8  1 1932  54.200 -160.000  50 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

10 16 18  2 20 1945  58.000 -137.000   0 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Observed at Juneau, Alaska.

 

10 16  2  9 45 1947  64.500 -148.800   0 7.2   Northern Alaska

 

This earthquake in the Fairbanks area caused much damage in stores throughout Fairbanks. Windows broke and power outages occurred at the University of Alaska. Ground fissures were observed near the airport at Nenana. Cracks appeared in streets and highways as well as in river mud and ice. Landslides were common and rockslides occurred in the Fairbanks and Nenana areas. Rail tracks were bent and elevation changes were observed.

 

10 16 18  2 37 1962  52.500 -176.000   0 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 16 15 31  2 1963  42.500  -70.800  20 5.0   New England

 

Earthquake near the coast of Massachusetts. This event was felt in Massachusetts at Somerville where plaster and walls cracked and stones fell from old buildings. Dishes broke at Amesbury. Damage was also observed in Rhode Island.

 

10 16 15 36 32 1963  44.300 -114.800  30 5.9   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt in Clayton with intensity IV.

 

10 16 13 27 38 1967  49.210 -128.930  32 5.4   Vancouver Island area

10 16 13 12  7 1975  60.203 -153.177  99 5.3   Central Alaska

10 16  5 49 10 1979  32.927 -115.539  10 5.6   So. California

10 16  6 19 49 1979  32.928 -115.540   9 5.5   So. California

10 16  6 58 43 1979  33.014 -115.555   9 5.5   So. California

10 16 11 46 56 1979  32.899 -115.550   5 5.2   So. California

10 16 23 16 33 1979  33.067 -115.567   7 5.5   So. California

 

Aftershocks of the Imperial Valley earthquake, This event caused at least $30 million damage and injured up to 90 people. More than 1500 houses and buildings were damaged or destroyed along with more than 400 stores and office buildings.  Damage was reported from El Centro, Brawley and Calexico with maximum intensity up to VII. Damage to the regional irrigation system was incurred.  Surface ground displacement was observed with up to 19 cm in the Heber Dunes. 

 

10 16 14 43 22 1981  60.211 -141.002  15 5.4   Central Alaska

10 16 16 28 53 1990  51.410 -174.970  29 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 16 18  1 55 1990  52.030 -175.600  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 16  5  2 49 1992  51.090 -177.680  35 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 16  9 46 44 1999  34.594 -116.271   0 7.6   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI in southern California, Nevada and Arizona.  Also felt strongly in northern Baja, Mexico. At least four were injured near Ludlow. Surface faulting was observed.

 

10 16  9 59 35 1999  34.680 -116.280   9 5.8   So. California

10 16 12 57 21 1999  34.442 -116.248   2 5.7   So. California

 

Aftershocks of the Baker, California earthquake.

 

10 16 06 17 53 2001  53.685 -159.882  33 5.0   South of Alaska

10 16 14 44 29 2005  51.420 -178.530  57 5.1   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

10 16 10 18 02 2007  56.131 -162.144 191 5.0   Bristol Bay, Alask

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 15 14  5  0 1848 -41.500  173.800  12 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

This earthquake was located in the lower Wairau Valley. Substantial damage occurred at Wellington and Nelson. Ground subsidence and faulting was observed in Wairau. Landslides, ground water and sand blows were widespread. Some of this was attributed to an extremely powerful storm which preceded the earthquake.

 

10 15 13 30  0 1883  38.400   26.100   0 7.3   Aegean Sea

 

Felt with intensity VIII at Chios, Mytilini, Syra, Andros, Athen.  Up to 15,000 killed in Turkey at Ayvalik, Urla and Chesmek where the quake was felt with intensity IX and 120 killed at Chios, Greece.

 

10 15  4 58 12 1921 -13.500  166.000  40 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

10 15 23 22 40 1979  32.879 -115.473   8 7.0   So. California

 

Known as the Imperial Valley earthquake, this event caused at least $30 million damage and injured up to 90 people. More than 1500 houses and buildings were damaged or destroyed along with more than 400 stores and office buildings.  Damage was reported from El Centro, Brawley and Calexico with maximum intensity up to VII. Damage to the regional irrigation system was incurred.  Surface ground displacement was observed with up to 19 cm in the Heber Dunes.

 

10 15 10 21  8 1984 -15.860 -173.643 128 7.1   Tonga Islands

 

Felt with intensity V at Apia in the Samoa Islands.

 

10 15 22 37  6 1992 -14.537  166.711  25 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

10 15  1  3 33 1997 -30.933  -71.220  58 7.6   Central Chile

 

This earthquake injured more than 300 and destroyed up to 5000 houses in the La Serena, Chile and Ovalle areas. At least 15,000 houses were damaged.  Power and telephones were out in many areas. At least seven were reported killed. Felt also in Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 15 20 30  0 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

School was dismissed at Helena, Montana. Damage estimated at $15,000.

 

10 15  8  1 16 1945  59.000 -139.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt by many at Juneau.

 

10 15 22 59 42 1964  56.690 -152.140  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 15 23  9 25 1964  56.900 -151.700  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Valdez, Alaska.

 

10 15 23 22 40 1979  32.879 -115.473   8 7.0   So. California

 

Known as the Imperial Valley earthquake, this event caused at least $30 million damage and injured up to 90 people. More than 1500 houses and buildings were damaged or destroyed along with more than 400 stores and office buildings.  Damage was reported from El Centro, Brawley and Calexico with maximum intensity up to VII. Damage to the regional irrigation system was incurred.  Surface ground displacement was observed with up to 19 cm in the Heber Dunes.

 

10 15  9 20 13 1980  55.674 -161.130  24 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay.

 

10 15 10 58 39 1982  32.841 -125.821   1 5.8   Off Coast California

10 15  5 44 34 1984  52.279 -168.732  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 15  7 27  1 1987  51.812 -175.382  60 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 15  3 11  9 1997  51.430 -177.877  22 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

10 15 17 07 49 2006  19.878 -155.935  38 6.7   Hawaii

 

(GS). Numerous people suffered minor injuries, at least 1,173 buildings damaged, roads damaged and landslides blocked roads on Hawai`i. Power outages occurred throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Damage estimated at 73 million dollars. Felt (VII- VIII) in northern and western Hawai`i and (V-VI) in eastern and southern Hawai`i. Also felt (VI) on Maui;(V) on Lana`i, Moloka`i and O`ahu; (IV) on Kaua`i. A tsunami with a wave height of 10 cm was recorded at Kawaihae Harbor.

 

10 15 17 14 12 2006  20.129 -155.983  18 6.1   Hawaii

10 15 00 13 33 2009  52.853 -166.750  20 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 14  0  0  0 1709  37.400  105.300   0 7.5   So. China

 

Strongly felt at Teh'eng-kou, Tchen-yueo and Si-niung. Severe damage and casualties with maximum intensity X killed 2032 people in Ningxia Huizu Zizhiqu Province.

 

10 14  8  8 48 1913 -19.500  169.000 230 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

10 14 12  0 30 1918 -19.000 -174.000 130 7.0   Tonga Islands

10 14  2 58 48 1968 -31.518  116.971   1 7.4   So. Australia

 

This was the largest earthquake located in Australia to this time. The epicenter was located in the Archaean shield of southwestern Australia. This earthquake nearly destroyed the small town of Meckering. 30 were injured.  A balcony fell into the street at York injuring three. Damage was also reported from Cunderdin. A strong cross fell from St. Mary's Cathedral at Kalgorlie. Damage was estimated at $2.2 million. Landslides and surface fractures were observed.  Railway lines at Pert and oil pipelines were cut.

 

10 14 15 58 13 1991  -9.094  158.442  23 7.1   Solomon Islands

 

Felt strongly throughout the Solomon Islands.

 

10 14  9 53 18 1997 -22.101 -176.772 167 7.8   Tonga Islands

 

Felt at Wellington, New Zealand.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 14 22 19  1 1933  53.700 -164.000  25 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 14 15 52 16 1938  58.500 -136.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

10 14 22  3 42 1952  47.800  -69.800   0 5.2   Maine

 

This earthquake in south-central Quebec was most strongly felt on the Canadian side of St. Lawrence Valley with intensity V at Auburn, Fort Kent and Presque Isle, Maine. Also felt in Vermont.

 

10 14 13 12  8 1960  60.000 -136.300  30 5.5   Central Alaska

 

This earthquake woke many at Juneau. Water was disturbed in containers.  Buildings shook and objects rattled. Also felt at Yakutat and Whitehorse, Canada.

 

10 14 21 19 13 1960  51.830 -172.250  41 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 14  6 26 12 1963  52.800 -167.100  80 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 14 10 38 23 1965  72.300  -75.100  10 5.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

10 14 22 46  5 1969  52.617 -162.733  15 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 14  3 29 33 1972  51.691 -175.327  65 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 14  4 53 19 1986  53.210 -169.470  48 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 14 23 53 14 2018  67.768 -156.407   7 5.3   Northern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 13 16 17 45 1924  36.000   70.500 220 7.3   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10 13 17 40 34 1925  11.000  -42.000  60 7.5   Mid-Atlantic Ridge

10 13 19  8  7 1926  52.000 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt at Adak.

 

10 13  9 26 49 1955 -10.000  160.700  33 7.3   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

10 13  5 17 46 1963  43.750  149.967  20 8.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum runup of 4.4 meters at Urup. Slight damage was reported on a ship. Felt throughout Hokkaido and Honshu. The tsunami was observed in Hawaii, Crescent City, California and in the Aleutian Islands.  Free oscillations of the earth were detected with this earthquake.

 

10 13  2  6  0 1993  -5.889  146.020  25 7.2   New Ireland

 

Many were injured and up to 60 were killed in the Markham Valley. Large landslides blocked the Ume River causing many of the dead.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 13  4 28 24 1923  50.500 -129.500   0 5.0   British Colombia

10 13 19  8  7 1926  52.000 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt at Adak.

 

10 13  8 53 49 1953  30.000 -114.000   0 6.1   SW U.S.A

10 13  8 15  0 1959  35.500 -111.500   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Awakened many but no damage occurred at Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

10 13  2 15 46 1966  59.470 -145.320  20 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 13 14  1 48 1971  51.599 -179.537 105 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity I.

 

10 13  4 46 11 1972  52.889 -162.983  35 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13  1 43 51 1973  29.811 -113.536  32 5.1   Gulf of California

10 13  0  8 15 1977  51.350 -178.590   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 13 18 42 56 1984  53.320 -163.335   7 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13 23 13 57 1992  55.510 -164.870   3 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13  1 33 39 1999  54.691 -161.136  12 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13 15 15 20 2007  61.829 -151.721  92 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

<AEIC>. Felt at Anchorage, Chugiak, Palmer, Talkeetna and Willow.

 

10 13 05 37 23 2009  52.754 -166.997  24 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 13 04 14 00 2011  43.462 -127.135  20 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 12 16 45 22 1935  40.200  143.200   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A minor tsunami was generated with maximum runup at Fukushima (1.2 meters).

 

10 12 11 26 59 1963  44.710  149.110  53 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum runup of 4.4 meters at Urup. Slight damage was reported on a ship. Felt throughout Hokkaido and Honshu. The tsunami was observed in Hawaii, Crescent City, California and in the Aleutian Islands.  Free oscillations of the earth were detected with this earthquake. 

 

10 12 10 25 22 1979 -46.700  166.030  12 7.5   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Felt with intensity V widely on South Island, New Zealand. Damage claims were received from 198 people for damage to structures and internal contents. Most damage occurred to chimneys, outer walls and foundations.

 

10 12 13 57  2 1987  -7.700  154.600  27 7.0   New Britain

 

Felt within intensity V at Arawa and Panguna on Bougainville Is. Also felt at Rabaul, New Britain. A small tsunami was generated.

 

10 12 15 02 17 2001  12.686  144.980  37 7.3   South of Mariana Islands

 

One person injured and many buildings damaged with intensity VII and utilities were disrupted on Guam. Also felt strongly on Saipan.

 

09 26 01 55 39 2005  -5.670  -76.410 127 7.5  NORTHERN PERU

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 12 17  0  0 1877  45.500 -122.500   0 6.3   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Chimneys were thrown down at Marshfield, Cascades and Portland, Oregon.

 

10 12  7 50 48 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.6   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Damage estimated at $50,000 over an area of about 70,000 sq. miles. Part of a series os strong shocks in the region during 1935. Felt with intensity VII at Helena where mostly bumping motion was felt. General alarm caused people to become hysterical and nauseated. Clocks stopped. Walls were damaged especially in th eastern portion of Helena. Chimneys and windows were broken A water pipe was broken and a school had considerable damage from broken plaster. Felt from Thompson Falls on the west to Huntley on the east.

 

10 12  6 27 19 1965  52.140 -174.840  37 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 12 13 40 59 1965  56.100 -153.600  29 5.5   Southern Alaska

10 12 20  5 31 1970  29.870 -113.350   7 5.1   Gulf of California

10 12  5 54 28 1973  43.736 -127.469   6 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

10 12 18 45  3 1985  61.010 -151.145  97 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity II at Anchorage.

 

10 12 10 33 22 1994  51.605 -173.770  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

10 12 05 02 34 2001  52.630 -132.200  20 6.1   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

(GS). Felt throughout the Queen Charlotte Islands and along the northern coast of British Columbia at Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace.

 

10 12 16 27 33 2006  50.723 -173.068  16 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 12 19 30 35 2015  54.901 -159.488  38 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 11 15  0  0 1857  34.000  132.050   0 7.3   Kyushu, Japan area

10 11 14 28  0 1907 -17.000  161.000  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

10 11 16 17  6 1914  12.000   94.000  80 7.2   Andaman Islands

10 11 14 14 30 1918  18.500  -67.500   0 7.5   Puerto Rico

 

Felt throughout the region of Puerto Rico with intensity up to IX. Extensive damage occurred from Aguada and Anasco. Masonry buildings were largely destroyed. Unreinforced concrete walls and foundations were wrecked.  Reinforced buildings were largely undamaged. At Anasco all brick buildings were destroyed. At Mayaguez the brick Catholic Church was razed. Up to 116 were killed and property damage was estimated at about $4 million.  A tsunami was generated which drowned many and broke cables while exposing reefs and sea floor. Maximum heights up to 20 feet.

 

10 11 14 49 50 1922 -16.000  -72.500  50 7.4   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate damage in southern Peru.

 

10 11 14 51  0 1939 -15.305  -72.199 120 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Felt with intensity VII.

 

10 11 18 41 13 1940 -41.500  -74.500  60 7.0   So. Chile

10 11 13  8 38 1953  49.800  156.000  70 7.4   NE Pacific

 

Felt with intensity VII.

 

10 11  2 24 43 1956  44.767  150.567  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt in Hokkaido, Japan.

 

10 11 14 35 15 1975 -24.894 -175.119   9 7.8   Tonga Islands

 

Felt at Raoul Island and Niue. No damage reported.

 

10 11 19 24 26 1992 -19.247  168.948 129 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VIII on Erromango and Tanna. Also felt at Port Vila.

 

10 11 15 54 22 1993  32.090  137.750 356 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

One person died of a heart attack and four were injured. Maximum intensity V at Tokyo and Yokohama.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 11 16 37 33 1898  50.710 -179.500   0 6.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 11  5 47  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

10 11 14  6  0 1935  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

10 11  5 57 12 1940  33.766 -118.450  16 5.0   So. California

 

Off Redondo Beach, this quake caused plaster and walls to crack at Keystone.  Felt from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach and Anza and Big Bear Lake.

 

10 11  7 53 10 1940  59.500 -152.000  25 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt by many at Anchorage. Suspended objects swung.

 

10 11 16 48 48 1956  40.593 -126.080   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over about 8000 sq. miles of Humboldt County, California. Also felt in southern Oregon in Plumas County and at Medford and Shady Cove with maximum intensity V. Dishes were broken and objects shifted. Earth noises were heard. Many were frightened.

 

10 11  0 41 35 1958  65.500 -133.500  33 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

10 11  8  5 30 1960  38.300 -107.600   0 5.5   Colorado area

 

A fountain was cracked at Montrose, Colorado. Damage included cracked chimneys, plaster, dishes and glassware broken.

 

10 11  0  1 24 1973  29.719 -113.473  33 5.0   Gulf of California

10 11 16 50 55 1977  62.983 -151.140  28 5.0   Central Alaska

10 11 15 51 28 1980  54.910 -151.070  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

10 11  3  7 53 1991  51.216 -176.959  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 11  2  4 17 1997  51.399 -177.642  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 11 15 54  0 1997  44.550 -129.726  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 10  4  0  0 1446  45.700   26.600 150 7.3   Romania/Bulgaria

10 10  0 19 53 1931 -10.000  161.000  60 7.7   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

10 10 20 48  5 1938   2.300  126.800  60 7.3   Mindanao, Philippines

10 10 18 32 59 1939  38.283  142.783  40 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

10 10  8 57 46 1955  -5.100  152.800  60 7.3   New Britain

10 10 11 53 54 1977 -25.900 -175.400  33 7.2   Tonga Islands

 

A tsunami was generated which was observed at Pago Pago.

 

10 10 12 25 24 1980  36.195    1.354  10 7.7   Western Mediterranean

 

At least 5000 were killed and 9000 were injured. Extensive damage occurred in the El Asnam area.

 

10 10 10 50 20 2002  -1.757  134.297  10 7.6   Near the North Coast of Irian Jaya

 

Eight were killed and up to 600 injured in the Manokwari area.  More than 1000 homes were destroyed and 900 other building damaged in Oransbari and Ransiki. Landslides were common. A surface ruptured about 3 km long was observed at Ransiki. A tsunami with height 3-5 meters at Oransbari and Ransiki flooded homes. Subsidence was common along the north shore of Irian Jaya with maximum subsidence up to 3 meters.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 10  1  7 16 1919  48.630 -127.150   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

10 10  1 25  0 1936  41.000 -125.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

10 10  4 10 35 1951  40.280 -124.800   0 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

10 10 18 49  6 1953  31.800 -116.100  16 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at San Diego. A pendulum clock stopped at Spanish lighthouse.

 

10 10 18 53 59 1957  54.000 -166.000   0 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 10 19 38 48 1964  60.400 -146.100  15 5.3   Central Alaska

10 10 20  6 35 1964  60.380 -145.970   1 5.4   Central Alaska

10 10  0 35 59 1965  51.740 -175.340  50 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 10  2 52 56 1967  52.300 -176.100  78 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 10 16 51 52 1983  51.063 -178.073  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 10 22 52 33 1985  51.700 -159.000  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

10 10 22 53  6 1985  55.900 -160.250  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 10 21  6 54 1994  51.484 -173.897  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

10 10 00 15 15 2007  43.767 -127.870  10 5.0   Off coast of Oregon

10 10 06 08 14 2010  51.440 -175.248  33 5.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 10  6 27 58 2018  55.640 -158.895  47 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10  9  2 15  0 1831 -18.468  -71.016  49 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Felt strongly from Camana on the north to Chuquisaca 400 miles inland. Felt 100 miles from the epicenter at sea and on ships in the harbor. Accompanied by a loud subterranean noise that lasted 10 seconds. Many houses were destroyed and hundreds were dead and injured. At Arica nearly all buildings were destroyed. This was the first strong earthquake in this area in nearly a century.

 

10  9 12 28 18 1900  57.090 -153.480   0 8.3   Southern Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Chugach Mountain area of Alaska. Felt in southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada as far as Kodiak. Felt area at least 120,000 sq. miles.  Chimneys were thrown down and items and people were thrown from shelves and cabinets in Kodiak (intensity VIII). Also felt strongly at Whitehorse and Skagway, Alaska.

 

10  9  3  1  8 1928  16.340  -97.290   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Very damaging in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

10  9 14 36 34 1945  44.000  147.500  75 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Off Hokkaido. No damage reported.

 

10  9  7 32  3 1974  44.700  150.300  50 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with intensity V at Urup and Iturup and also in Hokkaido.

 

10  9  9 33 34 1985  55.000 -159.900  25 7.4   Alaska Peninsula

 

Minor damage was recorded at Sand Point with intensity VI. Felt in much of southern Alaska.

 

10  9  7 55 42 1994  43.970  147.490  49 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VI on Iturup. A tsunami was generated and hit Hokkaido.

 

10  9 15 35 57 1995  19.120 -104.130  58 7.5   Michoacan, Mexico

 

At least 1000 homeless and 100 injured with 50 killed in Jalisco, Mexico.  Severe damage at Colima, Jalisco and Michoacan especially in Manzanillo, Colima. Felt strongly in Mexico City and as far north as Texas and Oklahoma.  Landslides were common and blocked many roads. Land subsidence in the Manzanillo harbor. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to about 5 meters which was observed as far away as American Samoa and Australia.

 

10  9 13 10 52 1996  34.556   32.126  59 7.2   Turkey

 

An earthquake in Cyprus killed one and injured twenty. Also destructive in Egypt. Felt in Israel, Jordan Syria and Lebanon.

 

10 09 21 26 56 2004  11.410  -86.550  61 7.1  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  9 14 40  0 1871  39.700  -75.500   0 5.2   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Chimneys toppled and windows broke at Wilmington, Delaware. Damage occurred at New Castle and Oxford. Felt in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

 

10  9 12 28 18 1900  57.090 -153.480   0 8.3   Southern Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Chugach Mountain area of Alaska. Felt in southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada as far as Kodiak. Felt area at least 120,000 sq. miles.  Chimneys were thrown down and items and people were thrown from shelves and cabinets in Kodiak (intensity VIII). Also felt strongly at Whitehorse and Skagway, Alaska.

 

10  9 10 21  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10  9  3 21 11 1963  53.800 -170.500 250 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9 19 55 35 1964  56.910 -151.770  17 5.0   Southern Alaska

10  9  8 10 15 1966  31.200 -113.333   1 5.4   SW U.S.A

10  9  7 45 16 1969  43.707 -127.430  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

10  9  7 59 41 1969  52.316 -169.513  22 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  9 11  7 20 1970  51.420 -178.440  38 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9  7 38 10 1974  58.990 -157.401 347 6.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity VI at Fairbanks.

 

10  9 23  2 36 1984  26.200 -110.200  33 5.0   Gulf of California

10  9  9 33 32 1985  54.765 -159.613  30 6.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

Minor damage was recorded at Sand Point with intensity VI. Felt in much of southern Alaska.

 

10  9 14 16 21 1985  54.811 -159.465  19 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Maximum intensity VI. Windows cracked at Cold Bay. Buildings trembled.  At Sand Point underground pipes broke and glass broke. Objects fell from shelves. Earth noises were heard.

 

10  9  9 41 12 1989  66.936 -156.506   5 5.1   Northern Alaska

10  9 15 39 25 1991  53.910 -165.940  41 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  9 12 16 55 1992  51.552 -176.867  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9 13 54  3 1993  51.276 -178.145  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9  7 12 26 1996  49.737 -129.605  10 5.8   Vancouver Island area

10  9  2 48  6 1997  51.500 -178.100  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI on Adak.

 

10 09 01 00 55 2008  51.757 -173.503  44 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 09 19 49 04 2013  52.520 -169.377  38 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10  8 15  0  0 1257  35.020  139.050   0 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Earthquake off Sanriki in the Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures of Japan.  A tsunami was generated which attached the Sanriku coast with especially high tsunami waves at Noda and Kuji in Iwate Prefecture.

 

10  8 15 30  0 1847 -31.610  -71.180   0 7.3   Central Chile

10  8  2 14  0 1901  13.000  -87.000   0 7.1   Nicaragua

10  8  4 53 38 1906  53.500  154.500 450 7.0   Northern Kurils

10  8 15 36  3 1915  33.500  138.000 170 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

10  8  3 23  9 1950  -3.800  128.300  60 7.6   Ceram area

10  8  5 53  6 1960  40.183  129.983 600 7.2   NE China

10  8  9 50 58 1974  17.300  -62.000  47 7.5   Leeward Islands

 

Moderate earthquake in the Antilles at Antigua, Barbuda and St. Kitts.  Felt with maximum intensity VII. Four people were injured. Damage occurred to St. Johns Cathedral, government buildings, ports and refinerys. Roads were blocked by landslides and telephone lines, electric cables and water pipes were cut. At St. Kitts two churches were damaged. Felt from Puerto Rico to Guadeloupe.

 

10  8  4 46 28 1988 -18.710 -172.410  66 7.2   Tonga Islands

10 08 03 50 38 2005  34.440   73.580  10 7.6   PAKISTAN

 

(GS). At least 86,000 people killed, more than 69,000 injured and extensive damage in northern Pakistan. The heaviest damage occurred in the Muzaffarabad area, Kashmir where entire villages were destroyed and at Uri where 80 percent of the town was destroyed. At least 32,335 buildings collapsed in Anantnag, Baramula, Jammu and Srinagar, Kashmir. Buildings collapsed in Abbottabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Islamabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Maximum intensity VIII. Felt (VII) at Topi; (VI) at Islamabad, Peshawar and Rawalpindi; (V) at Faisalabad and Lahore.  Felt at Chakwal, Jhang, Sargodha and as far as Quetta.  At least 1,350 people killed and 6,266 injured in India. Felt (V) at Chandigarh and New Delhi; (IV) at Delhi and Gurgaon, India. Felt in Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh, India. At least one person killed and some buildings collapsed in Afghanistan. Felt (IV) at Kabul and (III) at Bagrami, Afghanistan. Felt (III) at Kashi, China and (II) at Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Also felt at Almaty, Kazakhstan.  An estimated 4 million people in the area were left homeless. Landslides and rockfalls damaged or destroyed several mountain roads and highways cutting off access to the region for several days. Landslides also occurred farther north near the towns of Gilgit and Skardu, Kashmir. Liquefaction and sandblows occurred in the western part of the Vale of Kashmir and near Jammu. Landslides and rockfalls also occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh, India. Seiches were observed in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, India and in many places in Bangladesh.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10  8 10  0  0 1857  38.700  -89.200   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

At St. Louis two shocks rocked the tall buildings. Plaster fell and bricks and windows were dislodged. Animals were frightened from a great rumbling earthquake noise that sounded like a heavily loaded vehicle on rough pavement.  Felt all along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Hannibal, MO.

 

10  8 20 46  0 1865  37.200 -121.900   0 6.5   Central California

 

This earthquake occurred in the Santa Cruz mountains between San Jose and Santa Cruz. Damage in San Francisco occurred to poorly constructed buildings on alluvial soil. A number of weak buildings were destroyed. Water mains and gaas pipes broke.  a ground crack occurred in city streets. The wall of the jail and a church fell in San Jose. In the mountains there were cracks and landslides.

 

10  8  8 30 39 1938  33.300 -108.500   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

10  8  4 10 35 1951  40.350 -124.600   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located off Cape Mendocino in northern California. Considerable damage occurred south of Alton on the Van Duzen River Bridge. Toppled chimneys broken windows and water pipes broke and items fell from shelves in stores. 

 

10  8 16 32 32 1965  51.660 -173.790  30 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  8 19 34 59 1965  44.800 -111.100   1 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

This event was sharply felt in the Hebgen Lake and Yellowstone area. Boards fell from a stack in West Yellowstone.

 

10  8  3  6 46 1966  57.700 -151.600  32 5.0   Southern Alaska

10  8 13  2  5 1970  50.446 -176.196  38 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  8 13 24 24 1985  54.330 -164.690  64 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  8 13 28 48 1987  54.959 -161.449  47 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  8  2 19 37 1988  53.716 -163.103  29 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  8 16 34 56 1992  51.250 -177.820  42 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 08 07 57 34 2008  79.785 -115.437  10 5.3   Arctic Ocean, Canada

10 08 09 53 01 2008  60.709 -143.721   7 5.2   Southeastern Alaska

 

(PGC). ML 5.4 (PMR), 5.2 (AEIC). Felt (III) at Copper Center. Also felt at Anchorage, Cordova and Valdez.

 

10 08 06 01 07 2009  30.061 -114.073  10 5.0   Gulf of California

10 08 03 26 13 2010  51.374 -175.361  19 6.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 08 00 05 56 2015  52.444 -168.533  30 5.0   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

 

10  7 21  4  0 1900  -4.000  140.000  60 7.8   Papua New Guinea

10  7  3 29 34 1923  -1.800  128.800  60 7.5   Ceram area

10  7  6 43  4 1940   5.000  126.000 100 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

10  7 19 20 20 1968  26.288  140.595 516 7.5   Bonin Islands

10 07 22 03 14 2009 -13.006  166.510  45 7.7   Vanuatu Islands

 

(GS). Felt at Lakatoro, Luganville, Port-Olry, Port Vila and Sola. Also felt at Honiara, Solomon Islands.  Tsunami information is included with the larger event

 

10 07 22 18 51 2009 -12.517  166.382  35 7.8   Santa Cruz Islands

 

(NEIC) A tsunami with maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 62 cm at Port-Vila and 20 cm at Luganville, Vanuatu; 14 cm at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 24 cm at Rosslyn Bay, Australia; 6 cm at Suva, Fiji; 8 cm at Apia, Samoa; 14 cm at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 6 cm at Papeete, French Polynesia; 14 cm at Hilo, 10 cm at Honolulu, 38 cm at Kahului, 40 cm at Kawaihae and 16 cm at Nawiliwili, Hawaii; 12 cm in the Midway Islands; 6 cm on Wake Island; 18 cm at Coquimbo and 10 cm at Iquique, Chile; 8 cm at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; 12 cm at Point Reyes, 30 cm at Santa Barbara and 10 cm at Santa Monica, California; 6 cm at Neah Bay, Washington; 8 cm at Tofino, Canada; 16 cm on Adak and 12 cm on Atka, Alaska.

 

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

 

10  7 19 30  0 1935  47.100 -111.900   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10  7  7  3 36 1952  42.000 -127.000   0 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

10  7  5  7 56 1958  46.700 -124.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

10  7 14  6  9 1965  52.200 -169.500  19 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  7 20 55 56 1966  61.660 -150.060  54 5.3   Central Alaska

10  7 20 54 42 1979  38.224 -119.348  11 5.2   California/Nevada area

10  7 10 18 46 1983  43.938  -74.258  13 5.3   New York State

10  7 15 48 28 1989  51.282 -179.034  11 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 15 44 24 1992  54.700 -161.130  21 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  7 16 11 35 1992  50.330 -177.770  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7  4 50 19 1999  52.318 -177.661 154 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 07 10 00 48 2008  79.817 -115.448  10 5.7   Arctic Ocean, Canada

10 07 05 38 37 2009  52.157  178.052 138 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

10 07 23 43 27 2015  52.455 -168.588  39 5.1   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

 

10  6  0  0  0 1890  11.500  -60.500  33 7.0   Windward Islands

10  6  9 15  0 1902  36.500   70.500 200 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10  6 10 16 12 1911  19.000  -70.500   0 7.0   Doiminican Rep/Haiti

10  6 19 20  0 1914 -38.000  178.000  33 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Earthquake centered near Matakaoa Point. Numerous landslides occurred in the epicentral area. A shepherd was killed in a landslide near Cape Runaway.  Fissures and slips were common and in some cases earthquake fountains occurred.  Maximum intensity of IX occurred in the epicentral area.

 

10  6 14 16  0 1942 -33.700 -179.800 285 7.1   So. Kermadec Islands

10  6  2 34 49 1944  39.480   26.560  40 7.0   Aegean Sea

10  6 21 34  0 1944  39.400   26.700   0 7.2   Aegean Sea

 

Severe damage in Turkey. Maximum intensity X in this earthquake which killed 30-50.

 

10  6 19 55 34 1947  36.900   22.000  60 7.8   No. Greece

 

Earthquake felt with intensity IX at Pylia and Messinia. A tsunami was generated.

 

10  6 14 31 23 1964  40.300   28.230  34 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Strong earthquake on the northern Anatolian fault line. Maximum intensity IX at Manyas. Crevasses formed and hot springs appeared. 30 people were killed, 52 injured and up to 4000 buildings were destroyed including schools and mosques. Three died and 10 injured at Gonen and serious damage to markets and shops. Felt over an area of 750,000 sq. km.

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10  6 15  7 37 1973 -60.823  -21.549  33 7.5   Southern  Ocean

10  6 22 24 16 1975 -12.519  166.499  54 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

No tsunami or damage reported.

 

10  6  4 19  6 1987 -17.929 -172.241  16 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

Felt in Tonga and at American Samoa. A small tsunami was generated which was recorded at American Samoa.

 

10  6 18  9 46 1995  -2.045  101.436  33 7.1   So. of Sumatera

 

At least 84 were killed along with more than 1800 injured. The earthquake left 65,000 homeless and more than 17,000 homes and buildings were destroyed in Jambi Province. Landslides were common. Felt from Sumatra to Malaysia.

 

10  6  4 30 19 2000  35.456  133.134  10 7.0   Korea

 

At least 140 houses destroyed and more than 2000 structures were damaged along with 130 people injured. Many landslides occurred in the area of Okayama and Tottori.  Felt throughout southwestern 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

 

10  6  2 50  0 1909  41.767 -112.667   0 6.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake occurred north of the Great Salt Lake near Garland and Tremonton and caused some chimneys to fall.

 

10  6  6 58 59 1941  40.500 -124.950   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

10  6 11 10 13 1983  62.354 -151.193  97 5.4   Central Alaska

10  6  1 15 30 1985  62.139 -124.224  10 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

10  6  4 21 47 1986  51.863 -176.257  43 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  6 10 12 53 1991  51.077 -176.496  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  6 10 32 48 1991  51.370 -176.450  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  6 15 14 53 1992  51.139 -177.913  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10  6 17 19  8 1992  51.171 -177.872  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10  6  5 23 18 1995  65.170 -148.565   9 6.4   Northern Alaska

 

Minor damage with intensity VI at Fairbanks. Felt throughout central Alaska and to Anchorage.

 

10  6 15 48 49 1995  65.160 -147.860   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt within intensity III at Healy and Nenama. Also felt at Fairbanks.

 

10  6 20 13 12 1996  49.160 -127.980  18 6.3   Vancouver Island area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  5 12  0  0 1859 -27.350  -70.350   0 7.6   Coast Central Chile

 

Felt with intensity X. The earthquake was heard at Copiapo as a terrifying rumble. The quake collapsed 155 houses and destroyed an additional 224. Damage estimates up to $1 million. Railway embankment crumbled at Copiapo and Caldera for a distance of 25 km. Ground cracks appeared. At least 10 killed in a mine at Tierra-Amarilla. A tsunami was recorded at Caldera where the quake caused great damage. Ships in port were damaged.

 

10  5  9  0  0 1871 -20.200  -70.170   0 7.3   Coast No. Chile

 

Felt with intensity X. The railroad was damaged at Iquique. Homes collapsed. The cities of Pica and Mamina were largely destroyed and a church and more than 100 homes collapsed at Tarapaca. A minor tsunami was recorded at Callao.

 

10  5  9 44 24 1936   1.500  126.800  60 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

An earthquake was felt on the same date on Talong and Negros. Felt over all of Panay and Negros.

 

10  5 17 28 27 1944 -22.500  172.000 120 7.5   Loyalty Islands

10  5 20 12  7 1948  37.950   58.320  18 7.3   No. Iran

 

Buildings made of brick almost all collapsed. Major damage also occurred to concrete structures. Ground cracks and horizontal deformations of the ground were noted. Water pipes ruptured. Tens of thousands were killed in this quake as many villages were completely destroyed in the neighborhood of Ashkhabad. Many changes in groundwater were observed including 10 new springs. Fissures up to half a meter wide opened. Train cars were thrown from tracks and monuments and columns failed. Sump volcanos formed in the Kuru Gaudan area. Surface ruptures extended for up to 70 km north of Ashkhabad. Destruction was also complete in the Iranian cities of Deregez, Khkester and Kelat. Thousands were killed in this region under piles of debris in at least 30 heavily damaged cities. 

 

10  5 16  9 31 1950  10.350  -85.200   0 7.7   Nicaragua

 

Minor damage occurred at Puntarenas and San Jose. Several were injured.

 

10  5 15 24  2 1985  62.100 -124.800  15 7.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Light damage with intensity VI occurred at Wrigley, Nahanni Butte and Fort Liard. Landslides and water well fluctuations were observed. Felt in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  5 16 45  0 1817  42.500  -71.200   0 5.7   New England

 

Walls collapsed at Woburn, Massachusetts.

 

10  5  0  0  0 1909  42.000 -113.000   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake occurred north of the Great Salt Lake near Garland and Tremonton and caused some chimneys to fall.

 

10  5  0 17 15 1965  65.380 -132.900  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

10  5  1 40 42 1971  67.375 -172.574  33 5.2   Northern Alaska

10  5  9 22  0 1973  66.950 -157.850 100 5.9   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Hogatza, Northern Alaska.

 

10  5  9 40 35 1973  66.750 -157.710  75 5.0   Northern Alaska

10  5 15 46 28 1984  51.868 -176.018  72 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  5 15 24  2 1985  62.216 -124.265  10 6.6   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Light damage with intensity VI occurred at Wrigley, Nahanni Butte and Fort Liard. Landslides and water well fluctuations were observed. Felt in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

 

10  5  3 25 51 1986  50.600 -174.600   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  5 21 57 20 1986  43.750 -127.640   3 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

10  5  7 24 28 1991  52.149 -169.243  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  5 20 51 33 1995  53.719 -164.993  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Akutan

 

10 05 08 57 25 2013  51.570 -173.207  36 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 05 17 35 54 2015  51.927 -179.285  84 5.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  4 23  0  6 1910 -22.000  -69.000 120 7.2   Coast No. Chile

10  4  7 54 42 1940 -22.000  -71.000  75 7.3   Coast No. Chile

10  4 14 45 26 1946  18.750  -68.500  50 7.0   Puerto Rico

10  4 18 52 13 1983 -26.535  -70.563  15 7.4   Coast Central Chile

10  4 13 22 56 1994  43.773  147.321  14 8.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  4 23 55 43 1957  52.600 -177.800  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  4  4 12 45 1965  43.990 -128.400   2 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10  4 22  8 19 1965  65.600 -133.900  10 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

10  4 10 20 13 1967  38.543 -112.156   7 5.2   Utah area

10  4 17 39 45 1970  30.629 -113.645  33 5.0   SW U.S.A

10  4 16 42 48 1978  37.493 -118.673   6 5.7   California/Nevada area

10  4 17 39  3 1978  37.584 -118.616  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

10  4  7 46 53 1982  51.435 -176.620  37 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  4 16 45 57 1985  52.600 -169.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  4 10 59 38 1987  34.070 -118.100   8 5.6   So. California

10  4 10 57 34 1997  41.050 -125.362   7 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

10 04 14 16 14 2002  53.354 -168.794 101 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 04 14 51 54 2010  49.357 -129.315  10 5.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10  3 17 22 12 1914  16.000  -61.000 100 7.4   Leeward Islands

10  3 22  6 59 1914  36.210   30.850  70 7.1   Turkey

 

Extreme damage in Burdur, Kilinc, Keciborlu and Isparta, Turkey. Maximum intensity IX. The earthquake killed up to 4000.

 

10  3  6 52 48 1915  40.500 -117.500   0 7.8   Pleasant Valley, Nevada

 

Maximum intensity X in Pleasant Valley, Nevada. This earthquake was felt over an area of about 500,000 sq. miles but did little damage in this remote area. At Kennedy, NV an earthquake roar was heard and people had trouble standing. Others were thrown from their beds. Many houses were destroyed especially those composed of adobe. Mine tunnels collapsed. Many ground cracks were observed. Damage occurred at Winnemucca and at Lovelock where water tanks were thrown down.  Water flow was greatly disrupted so that water rights had to be reconsidered.

 

10  3 19 38  1 1926 -49.000  161.000  60 7.9   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

North of Macquarie Islands.

 

10  3 19 13 13 1931 -10.500  161.700  25 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

10  3 21 55 10 1931 -11.000  163.000  60 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

10  3 22 47 40 1931 -11.000  161.500  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

A major tsunami was generated in this earthquake which destroyed 18 villages and left up to 50 dead. The tsunami was observed in the Solomon Islands the Hawaiian Islands and at Santa Barbara, California.

 

10  3 14 21 31 1974 -12.387  -77.782  21 7.8   Central Peru

 

An earthquake near the coast of Peru occurred SW of Lima and killed nearly 80 and injured more than 2000. Extensive damage occurred in Lima. The maximum intensity was IX in Lima. A minor tsunami was triggered that was registered as far as Samoa, Hawaii and California.

 

10  3  5 14 23 1975  30.300   66.300  11 7.0   Afghanistan

 

Felt strongly at Quetta, Pakistan. Followed by at least four strong aftershocks.

 

10  3  1 51 24 1995  -2.750  -77.881  24 7.0   Ecuador

 

At least two were killed and 5 injured in Ecuador. As many as 83 buildings and houses were destroyed. Damage occurred at Archidona, Canelos, Limon and other cities of Ecuador. Felt in Ecuador and in Colombia north to Bogota and in Peru.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  3  1 49  0 1915  40.500 -117.500   0 6.1   Pleasant Valley, Nevada

10  3  6 52 48 1915  40.500 -117.500   0 7.8   Pleasant Valley, Nevada

 

Maximum intensity X in Pleasant Valley, Nevada. This earthquake was felt over an area of about 500,000 sq. miles but did little damage in this remote area. At Kennedy, NV an earthquake roar was heard and people had trouble standing. Others were thrown from their beds. Many houses were destroyed especially those composed of adobe. Mine tunnels collapsed. Many ground cracks were observed. Damage occurred at Winnemucca and at Lovelock where water tanks were thrown down.  Water flow was greatly disrupted so that water rights had to be reconsidered.

 

10  3 16 13  8 1941  40.700 -125.000   0 6.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake caused chimneys to fall at Eureka and was felt from southwestern Oregon to northwestern California.

 

10  3 12 40  7 1950  65.500 -128.600   0 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

10  3 11 18 47 1954  60.700 -150.300  64 6.8   Central Alaska

 

Concrete walls were cracked in the Kenai Peninsula area. Plaster and glass broke. Objects fell from store shelves at Anchorage, Homer, Sterling and Valdez. Landslides occurred on Anchorage to Seward highways. 140 feet of railroad tracks were useless north of Potter. Some water connections at Anchorage were damage.  In a theater at Denali a midnight show was in progress. 850 customers rushed the exits injuring three in the rush to the doors.

 

10  3 13 39 40 1964  61.400 -147.100  23 5.2   Central Alaska

10  3 10 46 21 1965  52.440 -170.630  59 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3 11  8 39 1968  51.600 -174.100  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3  8 12 21 1970  58.357 -150.517  25 5.1   Southern Alaska

10  3  3 18 46 1972  66.790 -157.810  75 5.1   Northern Alaska

10  3  4 27 40 1973  27.557 -112.419   9 5.5   Gulf of California

10  3 15 21  5 1986  51.061 -178.366  17 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3  7 37 26 1992  27.510 -111.364  10 5.2   Gulf of California

10  3  9 19 14 1992  57.020 -153.330  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

10  3 21 58 31 1992  51.230 -178.330  17 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3 14  0 49 1994  32.066 -114.948  10 5.2   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity IV at Gadsden. Also felt at Welton, Dateland and Tacna, Arizona. Also felt at Riito and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

 

10  3 10  9 31 1996  44.179 -128.927  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

10  3 22  5 41 1997  51.843 -175.371  62 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10  3  5 30 18 2000  51.530 -177.327  58 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 03 02 25 50 2007  51.519 -178.402  68 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

10 03 09 15 11 2007  51.675 -175.521  65 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

10 03 14 06 12 2007  58.282 -151.287  45 5.2   Kodiak Island region, Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt (III) at Homer and Kodiak.

 

10 03 01 16 00 2009  36.391 -117.861   0 5.2   Central California

 

(NEIC)  Felt (IV) at Lone Pine; (III) at Inyokern, Kernville, Kings Canyon National Park, North Fork, Sequoia National Park and Trona; (II) at Auberry, Bakersfield, Bishop, Bodfish, Burbank, Clovis, Exeter, Fresno, Hanford, Independence, Lake Isabella, Lindsay, Madera, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Pioneer, Porterville, Ridgecrest, Sanger, Shafter, Sonora, Springville, Taft, Tehachapi, Three Rivers, Tulare, Twain Harte, Visalia, Weldon and Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout Inyo County, in the Sierra Nevada region from Placerville to Rosamond and as far as Hemet and Los Angeles. Felt at Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Henderson and Las Vegas, Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

10 03 23 36 41 2003  52.682 -167.022  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  2  0  0  0 1678  38.600  142.000   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

10  2 16 35  0 1895  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.2   Ecuador

10  2  2 52  0 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.7   New Ireland

10  2  5 33  0 1935  43.217  146.300  90 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

10  2 20 29 51 1944  42.500  142.500  75 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

10  2  4 46 15 1946  52.000  159.000  50 7.2   Kamchatka

10  2  6 43 18 1946  50.800  159.000  40 7.2   Kamchatka

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  2 19  1  0 1928  32.900 -115.700   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in Los Angeles 125 miles away and over an area of 25,000 sq. miles including San Diego, Pomona and Imperial.

 

10  2  9 10 18 1933  33.783 -118.133  16 5.4   So. California

 

Earthquake at Signal hill moderately felt at Long Beach. Minor damage at Long Beach, Los Angeles, Compton and other regions. Felt as far as San Diego and Santa Barbara.

 

10  2 22 23 33 1964  59.680 -144.530  22 5.3   Southeast Alaska

10  2  7 23 38 1966  51.600 -174.600  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  2  4 56 46 1969  38.489 -122.688  11 5.6   Central California

10  2  6 19 57 1969  38.474 -122.694  12 5.8   Central California

 

The Santa Rosa earthquake. Up to $6 million damage. A number of brick buildings were destroyed at Santa Rosa. Chimneys fell and underground pipes were ruptured. Sidewalks buckled. Several schools were damaged and one was condemned. All stores in Santa Rosa had broken windows and many were substantially damaged. Ground cracks appeared. 

 

10  2  3 19 28 1971  64.358  -86.498  16 5.0   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

10  2  3 42 50 1980  50.233 -130.092  18 5.2   British Colombia

10  2  7 49 53 1985  52.349 -168.783  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III.

 

10  2 23 44 12 1985  34.023 -117.245  15 5.0   So. California

 

Plaster fell and minor cracks appeared in buildings at Grand Terrace.  At Lake Gregory Village one beam was split in a large house. Felt throughout much of southern California.

 

10  2 12 19 16 1989  52.720 -169.590   8 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  2  7  5  4 1992  51.050 -177.740  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 02 18 00 06 2007  54.511 -161.708  32 6.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

(AEIC). Felt strongly at King Cove. Felt at Cold Bay, Dutch Harbor and Sand Point.

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  1 15  0  0 1678  39.000  142.050   0 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Felt with moderate intensity in Tokyo, Japan. Moderate damage in Sanriku and Rikuchu prefectures. At least one killed.

 

10  1  3 29 59 1975  -4.882  102.198  33 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 

Strong earthquake felt in Bengkulu and surrounding districts. Preceded by a foreshock of M 56.0 and followed by a dozen aftershocks of M>5.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10  1  9 15  0 1865  41.000 -124.500   0 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

AT Fort Humboldt and Eureka all the buildings were severely damaged. Redwood trees were thrown down and fissures appeared on parade grounds. At Eureka brick houses were severely damaged and chimneys were thrown down.

 

10  1 15 32  0 1921  38.682 -112.149   0 6.3   Utah area

 

This was the third destructive shock in a series of earthquakes at Elsinore, Utah which caused chimneys to fall and did additional structural damage to already damaged buildings, especially those composed of Adobe brick. A store which was damaged by the earthquake on Sept. 29 was completely collapsed. Damge also at Monroe.  Rockslides and changes in groundwater were observed.

 

10  1 11 45 38 1931  30.000 -114.500   0 6.0   SW U.S.A

 

Lightly felt at San Diego, CA.

 

10  1 13 14 38 1938  33.300 -108.500   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

10  1 19 49 38 1941  49.180 -129.850   0 6.0   Vancouver Island area

10  1 17 47 15 1958  53.000 -165.500   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  1 21 42 11 1958  39.570 -120.300   0 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake occurred southeast of Sierraville in NE California and western Nevada. Chimneys cracked and dishes broke in the Reno, NV and Hallelujah Junction regions.

 

10  1 16 10 56 1960  51.600 -172.400  46 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  1 11  0 48 1964  43.500 -126.900  33 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10  1 12 31 25 1964  45.700 -122.800  33 5.3   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt in Portland, Oregon where hundreds of people were startled from bed. Windows, door and dishes rattled. Felt within about 100 km of the epicenter.

 

10  1 18 30  4 1964  49.100 -128.800   0 5.3   Vancouver Island area

10  1  2 57 58 1966  38.100 -118.300   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

10  1 10  8 51 1972  62.690 -149.070  75 5.2   Central Alaska

10  1 21 43 45 1972  51.694 -177.065  58 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  1 14 29  5 1982  35.733 -117.750   8 5.4   So. California

 

An earthquake in Kern County near Inyokern caused many cracks in interior walls at Barstow, Inyokern and Ridgecrest. Bricks shifted and cracks formed in walls.  Items were thrown down from store shelves. Felt throughout much of southern California.

 

10  1 15 54 52 1985  52.262 -168.899   0 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III in the epicentral area.

 

10  1 15 56  3 1986  51.767 -175.997  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  1 14 42 19 1987  34.052 -118.160  17 6.0   So. California

 

The Whittier Narrows earthquake in southern Los Angeles caused eight deaths, injured hundreds and caused up to $400 million damages in Los Angeles and Whittier. Maximum intensity was VIII within an area about 500 sq. km from the epicenter. Many stores in Whittier were  damaged in the main shopping areas.  Over 2000 apartment units sustained damage. Transportation was disrupted in the area to 25 bridges. Many fires began from gas leaks. Ground cracks in the Elysian Park area were observed also in the Puente Hills area.  Minor landslides and rockfalls were observed.

 

10  1  5  2 34 1992  51.123 -177.997  15 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10  1  0 52 51 1996  51.872 -166.605  10 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  1 19  9  3 1996  26.475 -110.862  10 5.5   Gulf of California

10  1 11 53 24 1998  51.481 -178.165  46 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

10 01 09 23 49 2011  51.775  172.132  10 5.4   Near Islands, Aleutians

10 01 10 01 24 2009  36.388 -117.858   5 5.0   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Independence; (III) at Clovis, Fresno, Kernville, Lone Pine and Trona; (II) at Arnold, Auberry, Bakersfield, California City, El Portal, Exeter, Hanford, Inyokern, Lake Isabella, Lindsay, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Pioneer, Porterville, Ridgecrest, Sonora, Springville, Three Rivers, Visalia, Weldon, Wofford Heights and Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout Inyo County, in the Sierra Nevada region from Placerville to Tehachapi and as far as Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles and Blythe. Felt at Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada.

 

10 01 22 07 55 2016  52.758 -162.821  20 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TOMORROW IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 30 23  0  0 1870  38.500   22.500   0 7.5   No. Greece

 9 30  0 59 40 1946 -13.000  -76.000  70 7.0   Central Peru

 9 30 11 31 14 1999  15.890  -97.070  12 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 9 30 16 31 16 1999  16.059  -96.931  61 7.5   Oaxaca, Mexico

 9 30 05 23 34 2007 -49.271  164.115  10 7.4   Auckland Islands, New Zealand

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Dunedin and Invercargill on the South Island. Also felt at Christchurch. Felt at Te Puke on the North Island.

 

 9 30 10 16 09 2009  -0.720   99.867  81 7.5   Sumatra

 

(GS). At least 1,117 people killed, 1,214 injured, 181,665 buildings destroyed or damaged and about 451,000 people displaced in the Padang-Pariaman area. Landslides disrupted power and communications in the area. Damage estimated at 2.3 billion U.S. dollars. Felt (VII) at Padang; (VI) at Bukittinggi; (IV) at Bengkulu, Duri, Mukomuko and Sibolga; (III) at Pekanbaru. Also felt(IV) at Gunungsitoli, Nias and (II) at Jakarta, Java.  Felt throughout Sumatra and in much of Java. Felt(III) in Singapore and at George Town, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Sungai Chua, Malaysia. Felt in much of Peninsular Malaysia and as far away as Chiang Mai, Thailand. A 27-cm(center-to-peak) local tsunami was recorded at Padang, Sumatra.

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 30  2 11  0 1916  33.080 -116.570   0 5.0   So. California

 9 30  2 30  0 1921  38.682 -112.149   0 5.7   Utah area

 9 30  8 52  0 1924  47.600  -69.700  20 6.1   Maine

 9 30  9 18  0 1925  46.620 -112.030   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 9 30 20 40  0 1930  40.300  -84.300   0 5.3   Ohio/Lake Erie

 9 30  6 35  7 1960  49.380 -129.560  55 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 9 30 20 27 24 1964  58.400 -151.300  17 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 30 23 47 40 1965  59.700 -143.400  12 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 30 22 39  0 1967  49.500  -65.800   0 5.3   E. of Maine

 9 30 22  0 41 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 9 30  8 17 60 1971  26.877 -110.796  29 5.7   Gulf of California

 9 30 22 46 11 1971  33.034 -115.821   8 5.1   So. California

 9 30 17 36  3 1976  43.452 -126.965  33 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 30 10 19 21 1977  40.518 -110.436   5 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9 30 11 53 26 1981  37.573 -118.823   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 9 30 13  5 48 1981  37.640 -118.852   6 5.0   California/Nevada area

 9 30 10  1 34 1985  52.160 -169.560  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  4 50  4 1988  61.123 -151.502  85 5.0   Central Alaska

 9 30  9 13 16 1990  41.800 -126.900  10 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 9 30  5 33 59 1992  51.130 -178.160  34 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30 19  5  8 2000  57.502 -142.837  33 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 9 30 18 54 28 2004  35.988 -120.538  10 5.0   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt(V) at San Miguel; (IV) at Avenal, Coalinga and Templeton; (III) at Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Carmel, Fresno, Grover Beach, King City, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Los Osos, Madera, Monterey, Morro Bay, Oceano, Paso Robles, Salinas, San Luis Obispo and Visalia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 29  0  0  0 1600  23.500  117.000   0 7.0   So. China

 

Strong damage at Foukien and Koang-tong.

 

 9 29 13 30  0 1697 -12.300  -77.400  30 7.3   Central Peru

 

Violent earthquake in Lima, Peru.

 

 9 29 17  3  0 1899  -3.000  128.500  60 7.8   Ceram area

 

3864 killed in the Banda Sea area.

 

 9 29 20 51  0 1912   7.000  138.000  60 7.6   Caroline Islands

 9 29  3  1 55 1946  -4.500  153.500  60 7.8   New Britain

 9 29  6 32  7 1950  19.000 -107.350  60 7.0   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 

Off the coast of Colima, Mexico. Damage was minimal.

 

 9 29  1 36 46 1953 -36.900  177.100 287 7.2   North Island, N.Z.

 

A strong shock in the Bay of Plenty. Maximum felt intensity was VII in the eastern Bay of Plenty and East Cape Peninsula where considerable minor damage occurred.

 

 9 29  0 44  1 1973  41.891  130.872 575 7.0   NE China

 

Violent earthquake under the Sea of Japan, this event was felt in many areas of Japan and with intensity V in Tokyo. Also felt at Fukushima and Urakawa.

 

 9 29 17 48 10 2009 -15.489 -172.095  18 8.1   Samoa

 

(GS). At least 149 people killed in Samoa, 34 killed in American Samoa and 9 killed, 7 injured and 500 displaced on Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Widespread damage to infrastructure occurred at Pago Pago, American Samoa, in many parts of Samoa and on Niuatoputapu, Tonga.  Nearly all of the casualties and damage was caused by large tsunamis, with runup heights of 12 m at Poloa, 7 m at Pago Pago and Tula, American Samoa and 3 m on Niuatoputapu. Felt (VI) at Nu`uuli and (IV) at Ili`ili and Tafuna, American Samoa. Felt (V) at Apia, Samoa.  Felt in much of American Samoa, Samoa and northern Tonga and as far away as Wallis and Futuna Islands.  The tsunami was recorded with the following wave heights (peak-to-trough) on these selected tide stations: 411 cm at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 140 cm at Apia, Samoa; 111 cm at Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 64 cm in the Chatham Islands, 37 cm at Raoul, 21 cm at Tauranga, 14 cm at Gisborne and 11 cm at Wellington, New Zealand; 28 cm at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 22 cm at Point Kemblao, Australia; 25 cm at Luganville, Vanuatu; 36 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 29 cm at Papeete, French Polynesia; 36 cm at Ofunato, Japan; 11 cm at Old Harbor and 4 cm at Seward, Alaska; 66 cm at Crescent City and 26 cm at Los Angeles, California; 42 cm at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; 27 cm on Baltra, Ecuador; 73 cm at Antofagasta and 40 cm at Valparaiso,

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 29  4  0  0 1880  55.800 -155.600   0 6.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

Three strong earthquakes at Ukamok and Chirikof Islands. The aftershocks continued through mid-October and were strongly felt at Hoonah Village.

 

 9 29 12  0  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 6.8   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt in the epicentral area.

 

 9 29 14 12  0 1921  38.683 -112.150   0 6.3   Utah area

 

This earthquake felt with intensity VIII at Elsinore in the Sevier Valley was felt over a wide area of Utah. Preliminary foreshocks continued for about two weeks before the mainshock which caused many chimneys to fall and caused plaster to fall and walls to fracture. A loud earthquake noise was heard. Clouds of dust arose throughout the area. Damage was also found at Richfield and Monroe. Half the buildings at Elsinore were damaged.

 

 9 29 11 30 19 1937  49.200 -129.500   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 29  5 57 12 1940  54.000 -134.000   0 5.5   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 29 12 20 44 1986  51.326 -174.969  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak Island.

 

 9 29 16 11 28 1990  51.340 -178.050  48 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 9 29 17 10 04 2004  35.953 -120.502  11 5.1   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt(IV) at Atascadero, Bradley, Coalinga, King City, Paso Robles, San Miguel and Templeton. Felt in central California from Oakland and San Francisco south as far as Santa Barbara and Ventura.

 

 9 29 22 54 54 2004  35.390 -118.623   3 5.1   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Bodfish, Weldon and Woody; (IV) at Arvin, Bakersfield, Caliente, Delano, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Porterville, Shafter, Tehachapi and Wofford Heights. Felt in central and southern California from Sacramento south as far as Los Angeles and Riverside County. Also felt at Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 28 15 24 54 1906  -2.000  -79.000 150 7.9   Ecuador

 

Off the coast of Ecuador. Felt with intensity VII.

 

 9 28 14 20  0 1957 -20.480 -178.510 549 7.5   Tonga Islands

 9 28 20 26 56 1991  -5.814  150.959  28 7.1   New Ireland

 9 28 13 38 57 2007  22.013  142.668 260 7.5   Volcano Islands, Japan

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Chatan and Naha, Okinawa. Felt (III) at Yokosuka; (II) at Tokyo and Yokohama, Honshu. Recorded (2 JMA) in the Chichijima- retto. Also recorded (2 JMA) in Chiba, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Niigata, Saitama and Tokyo;(1 JMA) in Akita, Fukuoka, Gumma, Nagano, Shizuoka, Tochigi and Yamagata Prefectures, Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 28 11 52 45 1932  40.000 -126.200   1 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 28  2 29 24 1937  58.600 -137.700   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Juneau and Hoonah. No damage.

 

 9 28  5 34 12 1941  56.500 -157.500 100 6.5   Alaska Peninsula

 9 28 22 24 10 1945  41.517 -126.883   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 28  7 19  9 1946  33.950 -116.850   0 5.0   So. California

 

Event located north of Beaumont and felt over an area of about 9000 sq. miles of southern California. Maximum intensity of VII at Banning, Cabazon, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. Plaster cracked and small objects fell. 

 

 9 28 21 47  2 1950  54.320 -134.630   0 5.5   British Colombia

 9 28  2 21 20 1952  58.400 -137.400   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Sitka.

 

 9 28 15 43 14 1964  43.500 -127.100  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 28  3  0 31 1967  52.180 -171.090  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 15 14 56 1967  59.500 -147.100  28 5.6   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Cordova and on Middleton Island.

 

 9 28 15 38 36 1967  37.230 -121.610  15 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake near Morgan Hill caused rockslides and walls of houses to crack at San Jose.

 

 9 28 15 44 52 1967  59.430 -147.120   4 5.4   Southern Alaska

 9 28  4 21 50 1970  54.484 -164.487  77 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 14  7 20 1983  50.797 -171.089  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28  3  4 37 1987  51.336 -176.926  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 20 43 42 1990  51.440 -176.990  31 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28  5 37 34 1994  51.300 -178.200  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 17 15 24 2004  35.819 -120.364   8 6.0   Central California

 

(NEIC) Minor damage (VI) at Parkfield, San Miguel and Shandon. Felt (V) at Avenal, Bradley, Coalinga, King City, Lockwood, Paso Robles and Templeton. Felt in much of California from Sacramento, Santa Rosa and San Francisco south as far as Los Angeles and Orange County. Also felt at Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.

 

 9 28 18 28 03 2004  51.618 -175.984  45 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 27  8 55 10 1937  -9.500  111.000  60 7.2   So. of Java

 

Felt as far as eastern Lombok. South central Java was badly damaged and cracks appeared in walls in East Java. Greatest destruction was in the Jogyakarta Province.  One house was destroyed at Klumpit and one person was killed. At Prambanan 326 houses collapsed. 2200 houses sustained damage at Klaten. Some underground pipelines broke.

 

 9 27 22  3 44 1943 -30.000 -178.000  90 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 27 16 25  2 1944  39.000   73.500  40 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 9 27 15 30 45 1949  59.800 -149.000  50 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Located in south-central Alaska. A number of small earthquakes occurred near Anchorage. At Anchorage a pendulum clock was stopped. At Cordova the earthquake was felt and fluorescent lights swung and filing cabinets were moved. 

 

 9 27  3 38 36 1970   6.520  -77.400   6 7.0   Colombia

 

An aftershock the following day was felt in western Colombia.

 

 9 27  5 47 29 1974  43.100  146.700  45 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Felt with intensity VI at Nemuro and with intensity V at Kushiro. A small tsunami was observed at Hanasaki.

 

 9 27 11 33 25 2003  50.038   87.813  16 7.6   Southwestern Siberia, Russia

 

At least three killed from heart attacks at least five injured. The quake left nearly 2000 homeless while destroying 300 homes and damaging more than 1900 buildings. Landslides were common. Damage was estimated at 10.6 million U.S. dollars. Ground subsidence occurred in Chaganuzun area and a flood occurred on the Chyua River. Felt throughout southern Siberia and in Kazakhstan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 27  4 55  0 1891  38.250  -88.500   0 5.8   New Madrid area

 

Earthquake located near Cairo, Ill, this event was felt in the Mississippi Valley. Objects jiggled and moved, trees swayed. Felt also at Amana, Cedar Rapids and Keokuk, Iowa.

 

 9 27  9 45  0 1909  39.000  -87.700   0 5.7   Terre Haute, Indiana area

 

This was the strongest earthquake recorded in Indiana. Chimneys were thrown down at Terre Haute. Chimneys also fell at Fountain County at Princeton and at Olivette, Missouri a suburb of St. Louis. Brick was loosened at St.  Louis. Felt in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Kentucky as well as through most of Indiana.

 

 9 27 12 23  0 1938  36.450 -121.250   0 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake with maximum intensity V felt over an area of about 9000 sq. miles of Central California. Damage to plaster and sidewalks occurred in San Benito County. Also felt at Coalinga, Pescadero, San Luis Obispo, Mendota.

 

 9 27 15 30 45 1949  59.800 -149.000  50 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Located in south-central Alaska. A number of small earthquakes occurred near Anchorage. At Anchorage a pendulum clock was stopped. At Cordova the earthquake was felt and fluorescent lights swung and filing cabinets were moved.

 

 9 27 19 24 13 1951  49.450 -128.600   0 5.8   Vancouver Island area

 9 27 19 20 38 1961  52.700 -168.700   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 19 26 54 1961  52.500 -168.750   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 15 50 55 1964  56.600 -152.000  13 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the Anchorage area.

 

 9 27 22 34 38 1975  39.512 -121.537   8 5.3   Central California

 

In northern California this event was felt with maximum intensity V at Grass Valley. Also felt throughout Butte County and at Pacific House, Strawberry Valley, Blairsden and Foresthill.

 

 9 27 21 07 38 1990  51.689  176.307  34 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 17 48 13 1992  53.933 -157.299  33 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity III at King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

 9 27  0 57 59 1998  61.595 -149.881  44 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Eagle River. Also felt throughout south-central Alaska.

 

 9 27 06 46 16 2011  50.283  178.757  35 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 15 06 07 2011  51.786 -179.503  78 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 03 53 10 2014  62.016 -149.876  51 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

More than 150 people reported light to moderate shaking with this event. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Central Alaska was felt with intensity IV in Talkeetna, and Willow and II-III in the area(s) of Anchorage, Fort Richardson, Chugiak, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, Valdez and Fairbanks, Alaska.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 26 14 30  0 1829 -33.050  -71.630   0 7.0   Central Chile

 

Maximum intensity IX. Considerable damage in the epicentral area.

 

 9 26  1 26  9 1905  29.000   74.000  60 7.1   Nepal

 

Probably an aftershock of the great Kangra earthquake (M 7.9) which occurred on April 4, 1905 and killed 18.727 people.

 

 9 26 19 20 43 1932  40.390   23.810   5 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 

This earthquaek in Macedonia killed 491. Intensity X in the Aegean Sea and at Hierissos-Strantonian (Chalkidiki). Faulting and ground cracks were observed over 12 km. Landslides were common as were changes in well waters and fountains. Damage within 240 km of the epicenter.

 

 9 26  8  2 54 1943 -32.340  177.620  12 7.3   So. Kermadec Islands

 9 26 10 53 15 1946 -25.000  179.000 600 7.0   Tonga/Fiji

 9 26 16  1 57 1947  24.800  123.000 110 7.4   Taiwan

 

Off the coast of Taiwan. Felt in the Islands of Ishigaki and Miyako.

 

 9 26 18  2 50 1968 -30.500 -178.200  33 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt on Raoul Island. No damage reported.

 

 9 26 12  2 30 1970   6.370  -77.480   8 7.0   Colombia

 

Several persons were injured and 13 houses were destroyed at Bahia Solano in Choco Province, Colombia. An aftershock the following day was felt in western Colombia.

 

 9 26  7 27 51 1985 -34.693 -178.656  52 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 9 26 01 55 37 2005  -5.678  -76.398 115 7.5   Northern Peru

 

(NEIC) Five people killed, at least 60 injured, about 70 percent of the houses destroyed and at least 200 buildings damaged at Lamas. Buildings damaged at Chachapoyas, Moyobamba and Tarapoto. Felt (IV) at Cajamarca, Lima and Trujillo. Felt (VI) at Cuenca and Loja and (III) at Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. Felt(III) at Manaus, Brazil and (II) at Bogota, Colombia.  Felt throughout Peru and Ecuador. Also felt in

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 26 14 50  0 1942  37.683 -113.066   0 5.0   Nevada area

 9 26  3 34 30 1953  39.533 -119.983  33 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake in western Nevada near Reno was felt in Nevada and northeastern California. At Reno, NV, two chimney fell and canned goods fell from shelves.  An earthslide occurred near Vista, CA. Damage also observed at Floriston, CA.

 

 9 26  8 20 48 1959  43.700 -128.300   0 6.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 26 15 13 26 1960  51.800 -172.200  44 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 26  5 28  7 1963  50.400 -176.900  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 26  7  0  2 1965  34.700 -116.016   8 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake southeast of Newberry Springs, CA was felt in Nevada, Southern California and in Arizona. At Camp Cady Ranch in southern California springs were disrupted. Gas pipes were damaged causing an explosion. Minor damage also at Hodge and Kelso.

 

 9 26 23 52 53 1983  57.445 -156.395  85 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 9 26  4  9 11 1986  54.075 -165.171  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 26 10 41  3 1987  52.897 -167.072  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 26 13 18 51 1990  37.165  -89.577  12 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Slight damage occurred at Benton, Chaffee, Kelso and Kewanee with intensity VI. Also felt in southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, Kentucky  and in parts of Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee and Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

 9 26 18 27 57 2010  52.438  179.732 225 5.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 26 01 02 56 2011  63.434 -126.278   1 5.2   NBorthwest Territories, Canada

 

(RMT). Felt (IV) at Yellowknife. Also felt at Norman Wells. Felt at Fort Nelson, British Columbia and at High Level, Alberta.

 

 9 26 23 39 55 2012  51.592 -178.295  16 6.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 25  5 59 44 1931  -5.000  102.800  60 7.4   So. of Sumatera

 9 25 19 50 06 2003  41.815  143.910  27 8.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Nearly 800 people were injured and extensive damage, landslides and power outages were observed in southeastern Hokkaido, Japan. Landslides were common and caused damaged to many roads. Damages were estimated at 90 million U.S.  dolloars. A tsunami with maximum wave height of 4.0 meters occurred on the southeaster coast of Hokkaido. It was felt strongly throughout Hokkaido and in northern Honshu, Japan. 

 

 9 25 21 08 00 2003  41.774  143.593  33 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in Hokkaido and as far south as Tokyo. Aftershock of earlier M 8.3 event. That event was the strongest in 2003 and killed up to 600 people causing extensive damaged, landslides on Hokkaido. Many roads were damaged.  A tsunami was generated. Felt throughout southeastern Hokkaido and northern and Central Honshu as far south oas Tokyo.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 25 12 53 35 1936  42.500 -128.000   0 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 25  2 27 14 1961  60.400 -152.900 117 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 9 25 17 24 45 1964  53.600 -163.900  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 25 17 43 44 1965  34.713 -116.503  11 5.2   So. California

 

Earthquake southwest of Newberry Springs was felt in southern Nevada and California and along the Colorado River in Arizona. Springs were affected in California. Gas pipes were damaged and an explosion occurred near Newberry Springs. Damage also occurred at Hodge and Kelso, CA.

 

 9 25 23 52 47 1983  57.449 -156.537  33 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 9 25 19  6 48 1984  53.510 -166.380  47 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 25 16 29 25 1985  55.710 -160.410  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Sand Point.

 

 9 25 20 50 54 1985  59.569 -154.395 184 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Kenai. Also felt at Cooper Landing, Homer, Skwentna, Anchorage and Seward.

 

 9 25  8  1 40 1987  51.419 -176.038  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 9 25  4 47 29 1995  35.809 -117.616   9 5.3   So. California

 

Felt strongly in Ridgecrest with a number of light to moderate aftershocks.

 

 9 25  1 25 32 1997  51.535 -173.448  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 25 19 52 52 1998  41.495  -80.388   5 5.2   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

This event was felt throughout northern Ohio and Pennsylvania but was also felt in portions of Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia and New York, Illinois and New Jersey. Also felt in southern Ontario, Canada.

 

 9 25 11 55  4 2000  57.844 -153.936  53 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

 9 25 09 45 32 2009  66.860 -170.336  10 5.2   Near North Coast of Chukotka, Russia

 9 25 12 05 59 2010  62.854 -149.512  83 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Cantwell, Talkeetna and Trapper Creek; (III) at Anchorage, Denali National Park, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Glennallen, Healy, Nenana and Palmer; (II) at Chugiak, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Fort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, Girdwood, Valdez, Wasilla and Willow. Also felt at Copper Center, Ester,

 

 9 25 13 58 14 2013  52.916  171.327  11 5.4   Near Islands, Alaska

 9 25 17 51 17 2014  61.953 -151.785 102 6.2   Southern Alaska

 

Widely felt within about 400 km of the epicenter with moderate intensity.  NEIC reported intensity VI (minor damage) in Skwentna and Indian, Alaska and V in Matanuska-Sustina border, Lake Clark National Preserve, Anchorage, Elmendorf AFB, Chugiak, Cooper Landing, Palmer, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Willow, Cantwell, Alaska. Intensity IV was reported from Anderson, Valdez, Sterling, Soldotna, Seward, Wasilla, Moose Pass, Kenai, Girdwood, Eagle River, Fort Richardson. Intensity II-III was felt in Anchor Point, Cordova, Glennallen, Homer, Kasilof, Kodiak, Ninilchik, Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, Healy and Denali National Park, Alaska.

 

 9 25 05 01 50 2016  41.867 -126.111  10 5.0   Off Coast of Northern California

 

Felt widely with low intensity along the coast of California and Oregon. NEIC reported intensity II-III in Oregon at Gold Beach, Brookings, Bandaon, Coquille, Central Point, Springfield, Toledo, Tualatin, Clatskanie, and as far as Vancouver, British Columbia and Monroe and Yakima, Washington. It was also felt on the California coastline at Smith River, Eureka, Fortuna, California.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 24  3 23  0 1910  16.800  -95.900  60 6.9   Oaxaca, Mexico       

 

Moderate damage in Oaxaca, Mexico with maximum intensity up to IX.

 

 9 24  1  1 24 1941  51.000  158.000  75 7.0   Kamchatka

 9 24 11 31 30 1943  36.200   73.400 100 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 9 24  8 21 13 1957   5.600  127.100  31 7.6   Halmahera

 

Strong earthquake felt at Koror (Palau Island) and on Mindanao.

 

 9 24 16 30 16 1963 -10.754  -78.239  74 7.0   Central Peru

 

Moderate earthquake in Huayllacayan, Cajacay, Malyas, Malvas and Huaraz, Peru.  One was killed. Moderate damaged. Four injured, damage at Huaraz and Casma. Houses were damaged in Lima.

 

 9 24 11 29 47 2013  26.971   65.520  15 7.7   Pakistan

 

At least 93 people were killed in the quake while more than 200 were injured. The epicenter was in  the southwestern Pakistan province of Balochistan. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed and collapsed. Many people remained trapped in the rubble of their homes. At least eight were killed in the Dandan area of Kech distruct and five in Pasini, Turbat, Hub and Gwandar districts. Some reports put the initial number dead in one province alone at 150. The epicenter was in the Awaran district. Many people panicked in Pakistan and neighboring India. Many buildings in the area are built of mud-brick and do not maintain their integrity during strong shaking in earthquakes and strong or major earthquakes in the area often bring many deaths and much destruction.  The death toll is expected to rise in coming hours and days. The earthquake was felt as far as New Delhi, India and in Dubai where many ran from their buildings in panic. A small new island near the port of Gwadar may have been created by the quake off the southern coast of Pakistan. Initial reports indicate it is about 30 feet

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 24  0  0  0 1907  59.500 -135.250   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Clocks stopped at Skagway. Many landslides occurred which may have been misidentifed as volcanic eruptions. Felt At Juneau, Haines, Ketchikan and Sitka.

 

 

 9 24  4  5  0 1910  36.000 -111.100   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Earthquake felt in northeastern Arizona over an area of about 150X300 miles. Felt at Flagstaff but also in Utah and New Mexico. One construction gang was frightened and ceased working. Felt through out the area of Gallup, N. Mexico and along the Santa Fe Railroad.

 

 9 24 15 19 41 1933  51.750 -177.000  70 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 22 12 20 1935  49.630 -129.170   0 6.2   Vancouver Island area

 9 24 22 35  0 1948  47.855 -122.587   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt through the Puget Sound area and at Port Gamble, WA. No damage was reported byt books fell from shelves and trees and bushes shook. Felt also at Everett and Langley.

 

 9 24  3 44 17 1958  59.460 -143.130   0 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 9 24 18 55  9 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Yellowstone National Park. Aftershocks of teh event on August 17. Felt at Old Faithful Ranger Station. Rockfalls occurred.

 

 9 24 13 59 38 1964  43.590 -127.410  18 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 24 17 19 37 1975  25.154 -109.259  33 5.8   Gulf of California

 9 24  7 40 25 1982  37.881 -118.135  12 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over an area of about 50,000 sq. km of California and Nevada. Glassware broke at Bishop and many objects fell. Water splashed from swimming pools. At Basalt people had trouble walking and standing. A house trailer shifted on its foundation at Montgomery Pass area.

 

 9 24  7 54 56 1987  54.900 -164.900   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 24  8 10 46 1988  51.868 -167.970  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 20  5  4 1991  54.250 -164.350  48 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 16 49 27 1995  53.100 -171.100  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 07 54 56 2005  64.470 -134.360  10 5.1   Southern Yukon Territory, Canada

 

(PGC). Felt in Yukon Territory.

 

 9 24 13 48 58 2015  50.733 -130.235  10 5.5   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 23  0  0  0 1887 -22.030  -63.700   0 7.0   Argentina

 

This earthquake was probably at a deep epicenter and did little damage on the surface. A strong earthquake also hit Jamaica on this day and did severe damage.

 

 9 23 23 20  0 1896  37.000   71.000 160 7.5   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Maximum intensity IV in Afghanistan.

 

 9 23 12 50  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes in Alaska in 1899 starting on Sept. 10.

 

 9 23 20 18 30 1902  16.000  -93.000  60 8.4   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Destructive at Venustiano Caranza. Damage was also located at Tuxtla Gutierrez and in the State of Tabasco, Mexico. Severe damage also at Chiapas.

 

 9 23 14 22 13 1932  44.600  138.300 305 7.3   Sea of Japan

 9 23 13  6  0 1937  -6.000  154.000  60 7.4   New Britain

 9 23 12 13 20 1944  54.000  160.000  40 7.4   E. of Kamchatka

 9 23 23 30  0 1946  -6.000  145.000 100 7.2   New Ireland

 9 23  2 14 38 1953  50.000  156.400  64 7.0   Kamchatka

 9 23 21 43 34 1954  48.400  157.000  50 7.3   NE Pacific

 9 23 15  6 19 1955  26.800  101.800  60 7.0   Myanmar

 9 23 19 28 18 1974  -0.280   12.830  41 7.2   Central Africa

 

Moderate damage in Gabon, Africa.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 23 11  4  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 6.9   Central Alaska

 9 23 12 50  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes in Alaska in 1899 starting on Sept. 10.

 

 9 23  2 58  0 1930  40.830 -124.170   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake in Humboldt Bay, Northern California. Chimneys were toppled at Fields Landing, Eureka and Arcata. Felt over an area of 4600 sq. miles on land. Maximum intensity VIII at Eureka. An aftershock was felt over and area of 1200 sq miles..

 

 9 23  9 57 47 1945  48.000 -114.250   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

This earthquake in western Montana was most strongly felt at Bigfork, DeBorgia, Elmo and Polson. Chimneys cracked and objects were overturned. Also felt in Idaho and Washington. Felt over an area of about 36,000 sq. miles. An earthquake rumble was heard.

 

 9 23 13 53  2 1947  40.450 -125.150   0 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake in Humboldt County, northern California. Plaster was cracked at the Punta Gorda lighthouse. Felt over about 4000 sq. miles from Orick to Redding to Elk. Maximum intensity VII. Also felt in San Francisco.

 

 9 23 14 41 52 1963  33.700 -116.916  17 5.3   So. California

 

Plaster was cracked and fell near San Jacinto and Hemet. Windows broke and dishes fell and broke in the 27 trailer parks in Hemet along with merchandise in stores from shelves.  Chimneys moved and cracked in the epicentral area. Felt over about 10,000 sq. miles, maximum intensity IV

 

 9 23 17  2 37 1963  51.200 -179.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23  4 59 47 1964  53.600 -163.900  29 5.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 21  2 55 1970  51.400 -179.400  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak and Amchitka Islands.

 

 9 23 13 31 14 1971  53.810 -164.760  45 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 17  6 36 1984  53.577 -165.424  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Unalaska. Also felt at Nikolski.

 

 9 23  7 30 24 1997  51.700 -175.200  27 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 20 44 54 1997  51.600 -173.500  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 03 53 30 2010  52.415 -172.879  97 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 05 28 35 2010  52.233  179.754 167 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 22  1 46 30 1902  18.000  146.000  60 8.1   No. Marianas

 

Following is a description of this earthquake from "Catalogue of Earthquakes felt in Guam 1925-1938 by W.C. Repetti" (originally published in the Manila Times Oct.  7, 1902.

 

"On September 22 at 11:25 a.m. a terrible subterraneous noise was heard, after which the earth began to tremble lightly until the real earthquake, which, as it lasted 45 seconds was long enough to overthrow everything and terrify not only the natives but the Americans also. With one or two exceptions, all the stone buildings in Agana suffered considerably and will need much repairing. Some of the houses were completely ruined. One house in particular sunk 2 feet at one end presenting a very curious picture and many of the houses are distorted all out of proportion. Walls 18 and 20 inches thick swayed to and fro, cracked and came to the ground; the roofs came down on all sides; the ground opened in many places and spouted out salt water from the cracks; at Piti these crevasses gave forth gases of a characteristic odor; huge rocks were dislodged from the hillsides and produced great landslides; many bridges were thrown down, preventing the passing of vehicles between the city of Agana and the port of Piti some 5 miles distant, where the warehouses are situated; telephone connection was also interrupted owing to the falling of many of the posts.

 

The casualties reported were only five natives injured. On the Island of Saypan, also masonry buildings were shattered. After the earthquake the whole island seemed to be in vibration; when the 'Justin' left for Manila more than 100 small earthquakes had been felt. From the other islands and even from other points of Guam outside of Agana no news has been received up to the present. The damage was estimated at P250,000 (Philippine Pesos)."

 

 9 22  0 36 36 1939  39.070   29.940  10 7.1   Turkey

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VIII for an area of 310 km around Dikili, Turkey. It was followed later in 1939 by a series of strong quakes along the Anatolian Fault.

 

 9 22  9 10  5 1945  -4.000  147.000  50 7.0   New Ireland

 9 22 23 53 32 1950 -17.600 -177.100 413 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 22  5  1 24 1911  60.500 -149.000  60 6.9   Central Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula. Cables broke and were buried. Strong landslides occurred in Prince William Sound area.  Fish died from the concussion. Water was greatly disturbed at Wells Bay. 

 

 9 22 21  9 50 1926  50.220 -121.890   0 5.0   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 22  2 16  1 1947  43.500 -128.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 22 11 41 25 1952  40.200 -124.420   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake southwest of Petrolia was felt over about 4000 sq. miles off northwestern California with intensity VII. At Petrolia all were awakened and frightened. Several chimneys fell. Bricks fell from houses some plumbing was twisted loose. Merchandise fell from shelves and houses moved from foundations. Stoves, radios, refrigerators were toppled. 

 

 9 22 18 36 21 1973  51.553 -173.683  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 22 19 27 48 1973  51.552 -173.628  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22  2 30 26 1976  51.723 -175.953  43 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22 16 21 45 1983  56.304 -153.843  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 22  0 22 12 1989  58.500 -163.500   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 22  3 22 31 1995  51.442 -178.475  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22 06 48 06 2001  55.833 -154.466  33 5.1   South of Alaska

 9 22 10 45 25 2009  51.432 -178.120  63 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 21  5 15  0 1897   7.100  122.100   0 8.7   Celebes Sea

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in Jolo, Dvao, Panay, Capiz, Passi, San Jose, Banate, Pototan. The quake caused considerable damage in churches where facades fell into the street, chandaliers fell and pictures fell from walls. Towers fell. The military hospital at Zamboanga was nearly destroyed as were schools. Stone buildings in the city were nearly all damaged or destroyed. A huge ground crack was observed from the sea to into the interior at Magay. Other cracks emitted black water and sulfurous odors.  The earthquake was preceded by a loud earthquake noise. A strong aftershock occurred as strong as the first which caused panic and a strong tsunami. The tsunami destroyed small boats and some buildings at Jolo, Isabela, San Roman, Recodo and other places. At least 100 were killed. The market was carried away in the Moro area and many houses were carried away. Thousands were left homeless.

 

 9 21  2 20 56 1931  36.150  139.233  20 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Moderate damage in central Honshu, Japan. 16 killed in Musasi, Honshu area.

 

 9 21  2 30 35 1952 -21.750  -65.750 260 7.2   Argentina

 9 21  1 37 13 1985  17.802 -101.647  31 7.6   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Aftershock of the Mexico City earthquake of Sept. 19, 1985. This earthquake caused additional casualties and damage with maximum intensity up to VI in Mexico City. It was felt throughout central Mexico. A tsunami was generated which was recorded at Acapulco with 1.4 meters. Well fluctuations were recorded at Santa Fe, N. M.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 21 21 27 24 1939  30.000 -114.000  16 6.0   SW U.S.A

 9 21 19 53  7 1941  34.867 -118.933   0 5.2   So. California

 

Earthquake near Cuddy Valley with slight damage in the Los Angeles area.  Felt also at Gorman and Wheeler Ridge.

 

 9 21 16 16 20 1959  62.500 -158.700   0 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 21  0  1 55 1967  31.426 -115.953   1 5.2   So. California

 9 21 10 35 54 1973  57.232 -153.956  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 21  2 11 34 1980  29.694 -113.576  15 5.2   Gulf of California

 9 21 17  8 56 1980  51.970 -169.970  12 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 17 13 36 1980  51.940 -170.130   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 12  2 26 1990  61.900 -148.620  52 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 21 20 30 45 1992  51.230 -178.970  76 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 21  3 28 55 1993  42.314 -122.012  11 6.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 9 21  5 45 34 1993  42.358 -122.045   5 6.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 9 21  6 14 42 1993  42.130 -121.950  18 5.6   Oregon state, U.S.

 

These earthquakes in the Klamath Lakes area of southern Oregon caused about $8 million in damages. One person was killed when a landslide crush his car.  A second was killed by a heart attack. The maximum intensity of this event was VII at downtown Klamath Falls where more than 1000 homes and buildings were damaged. Highways were covered by landslides and ground cracks were observed in several locations. Felt in southern Oregon and northern California. 

 

 9 21 12 36 26 1997  41.605 -126.237  10 5.4   Off Coast of Northern California

 9 21 22 03 04 1997  51.992 -170.566  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 23 56 39 2001  51.786 -175.305  33 5.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 22 58 23 2013  52.337  173.769  25 5.2   Near Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1498  34.100  138.200   0 8.6   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake at Enshunada. Great subsidence was recorded as 19 ha of Tsu sunk in to the sea. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away 1000 houses and drowned 5000 at Ohminato, Ise. Waves went 2 km  inland in Nishina County, Izu causing 26,000 deaths in the Yaizu area in Suruga Bay.  Lake Hamana was opened to the sea.

 

 9 20 16 25  0 1897 -11.900  -76.800  70 7.7   Central Peru

 

Great damage was done in Lima and Callao where buildins were destroyed along with homes. Felt from Ancon to Pisco.  Maximum intensity up to VII.

 

 9 20 19  6  0 1897   6.000  122.000  60 8.6   Celebes Sea

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in Jolo, Dvao, Panay, Capiz, Passi, San Jose, Banate, Pototan. The quake caused considerable damage in churches where facades fell into the street, chandaliers fell and pictures fell from walls. Towers fell. The military hospital at Zamboanga was nearly destroyed as were schools. Stone buildings in the city were nearly all damaged or destroyed. A huge ground crack was observed from the sea to into the interior at Magay. Other cracks emitted black water and sulfurous odors.  The earthquake was preceded by a loud earthquake noise. A strong aftershock occurred as strong as the first which caused panic and a strong tsunami. The tsunami destroyed small boats and some buildings at Jolo, Isabela, San Roman, Recodo and other places. At least 100 were killed. The market was carried away in the Moro area and many houses were carried away. Thousands were left homeless.

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1899  37.900   28.100   0 7.0   Turkey

 

Felt strongly in Aidin, Smyrna and Meander Valley with maximum intensity Up to IX. Severe damage in Sultannisar, Atca, Nazilli, Kuyyucak, Denizli.  Up to 1117 killed.

 

 9 20 14 39  0 1920 -20.000  168.000  60 8.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

 9 20  1 46 33 1935  -3.500  141.800  60 7.9   Papua New Guinea

 9 20  5 23  1 1935  -3.300  142.500  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 9 20  6  0  4 1968  10.735  -62.669 107 7.0   Windward Islands

 

Strong earthquake caused damage in Sucre, Venezuela especially at Cumana, Guiria, Punatui and Irapa. 2 killed and 50 were injured in Trinidad where the maximum intensity was VII at Port of Spain. Also felt at Georgetown, Tobago and Grenada. Felt in Caracas where thousands of people left their homes especially in the area of Los Palos Grandes.

 

 9 20 16 11 32 1997 -28.683 -177.624  30 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 20 17 47 18 1999  23.772  120.982  33 7.7   Taiwan

 

At least 2300 people were killed, 9000 injured and 600,000 left homeless.  About 82,000 buildings were damaged. Damage was estimated at $14 billion U.S. Dollars. Subsidence and landslides destroyed many villages and created a large lake. Ground deformation was common near the epicenter. Surface faulting was observed fro up to 75 km.

 

 9 20 18 11 54 1999  23.746  121.189  22 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt at Chiayi and Hualien and at Taichung with maximum intensity up to V. Additional damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 20  1 54  0 1907  34.200 -117.100   0 6.0   So. California

 

This earthquake was located near San Bernardino where building walls were cracked. Damage also occurred to buildings at San Jacinto. Felt strongly at Redlands and at local quarries where large rocks fell. Landslides were common. A pipeline was broken in the Santa Ana Mountains. Felt from San Diego to Montecito and Santa Barbara.

 

 9 20 23  5  3 1931  40.430  -84.270   5 5.3   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

At Anna, Ohio church buildings were damaged. At Sidney chimneys were thrown down and plaster fell. At Houston damaged occurred to walls and chimneys.  Felt over an area of about 400 sq. km. Felt in Kentucky and Indiana.

 

 9 20 12 18  6 1949  52.870 -131.320   0 5.1   British Colombia

 9 20 23 47 41 1965  59.700 -143.400  19 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 20  6 44 14 1971  56.420 -153.040   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

 9 20  3 55 17 1982  33.950 -107.056  11 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity IV at Socorro and with III at Magdalena.

 

 9 20  4 17 24 1984  60.322 -146.001  18 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 20  4 28  4 1984  60.306 -146.098  26 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 20  2 26  1 1986  54.400 -165.400   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 23 13 41 1990  41.690 -126.946  10 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9 20 23 27 36 1995  35.761 -117.639   5 6.1   So. California

 

Felt strongly in the China Lake/Ridgecrest area. with maximum intensity V at Darwin and Inyokern. Felt from Los Angeles south to San Diego and east to Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 9 20  7 10  0 1997  50.897 -130.151  10 5.2   British Colombia

 9 20 16 16  1 1998  51.454 -178.178  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 08 02 23 2001  40.444 -125.270   2 5.1   Off Coast of Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt in the Arcata-Bayside-Eureka area.

 

 9 20 17 08 45 2007  51.658  178.785  69 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 05 16 10 2008  63.588 -129.029  10 5.2   Northwest Territories, Canada

 9 20 20 16 48 2013  49.970  179.308  28 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 19 15  0  0 1498  34.000  138.000   0 8.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake at Enshunada. Great subsidence was recorded as 19 ha of Tsu sunk in to the sea. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away 1000 houses and drowned 5000 at Ohminato, Ise. Waves went 2 km  inland in Nishina County, Izu causing 26,000 deaths in the Yaizu area in Suruga Bay.  Lake Hamana was opened to the sea.

 

 9 19 20  0  0 1909  60.600 -149.270   0 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Accompanied by a noise likened to thunder.

 

 9 19  1  1 47 1936   3.800   97.500  60 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 9 19 18 19 48 1940 -24.000  171.000  80 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 9 19 13 17 47 1985  18.190 -102.533  28 8.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

The Mexico City earthquake killed up to 35,000, injured more than 30,000 and left nearly 100,000 homeless. Severe damage with intensity up to IX - X in Mexico City and the surrounding area of about 1 million square km. Damage up to $5 billion U.S. Dollars. 412 building collapsed in Mexico City and more than 3000 additional structures were damaged.  Felt from Houston, Texas to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Landslides, sandblows and ground cracks were common as far away as Colima. A tsunami up to 3 meters high caused damage at Lazaro and Manzanillo. Seiche was observed in Texas, Mexico, Florida and as far away as Maryland and Idaho. Resonance effects were observed in damage to high rise buildings in Mexico City. Some of these swayed so much at the top that they hit each other causing extensive damage. This may be the most deadly earthquake recorded in North or Central America in recorded history.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 19 14 14  0 1884  40.700  -84.100   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Earthquake occurred new Columbus, Ohio and was felt in Indiana and accompanying states. Maximum intensity IV over a large area. Chandeliers swung at Columbus for several minutes. Felt at Washington D.C. where workers finishing the top of the Washington Monument 500 feet above the ground were shaken. Also felt in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan.

 

 9 19 20  0  0 1909  60.600 -149.270   0 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Accompanied by a noise likened to thunder.

 

 9 19 23 39 20 1933  60.240 -141.620  15 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Located in the Yukon Territory. Clocks were stopped from Skagway to Juneau, Alaska.

 

 9 19  8 19 38 1951  49.300  -66.250   0 5.1   E. of Maine

 

Located in the Charlevoix Seismic Zone. Located about 20 miles northeast of Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec.

 

 9 19  2 45 23 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 5.2   Central California

 

Strong aftershock of the Sept. 12 Boca Dam earthquake. Felt near Truckee.

 

 9 19 10 32  6 1973  56.210 -154.290   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 19  9 49 13 1980  51.580 -178.222  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 19  2 56 31 1988  38.461 -118.342   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Fallon and Hawthorne. Also felt in Nevada and at Tonopah, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe, California.

 

 9 19 19 35 26 1994  52.173 -174.741  64 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 9 19 20 19 58 2000  57.166 -154.304  29 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Akhiok and Old Harbor. Felt to Larsen Bay, Kodiak Island area.

 

 9 19 20 26 04 2004  52.205  174.027  25 6.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 19 11 57 21 2007  50.258 -177.549  17 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 19 22 55 18 2009  32.381 -115.267   3 5.1   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Mexicali and (II) at San Felipe. Also felt at Delta, Ejido Hermosillo, Ensenada and Maneadero. Felt (II) at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (III) at Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Heber, Holtville, Imperial and Winterhaven;(II) at Campo, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, San Diego and Spring Valley, California. Felt throughout Imperial County and in parts of Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Felt (II) at Somerton and Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Fort McDowell and Phoenix.

 

 9 19 08 14 14 2011  52.037 -171.982  31 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 18 10 45  0 1833 -18.251  -71.010  60 7.7   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was a strong earthquake causing damage and death in the area of Tacna, Peru with additional damage reported from Moquegua. Arequipa, Sana, Arica. Up to 50 killed. There were some interesting effects identified associated with this earthquake. The following is the description from Mallet's "On the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena, 1854" :

 

"The danger was announced by the baying of dogs and braying of asses. The day before the atmosphere had been frightfully still and stagnant. With the exception of some puffs of wind at rare intervals which were felt as well in the interior of apartments as well as without the air on the 18th was completely still at Saena. The shocks left a great number of empty bottles standing in the places which they had occupied but their corks were found strewn on all the sides upon the floor. None of the empty bottles were thrown down, but full ones, on the contrary, were thrown off their shelves and broken. The varnish on a new table recovered its fluidity so far that the next day the table was surrounded by viscid drops. A large part of the water contained in some jars buried in the ground was thrown out, although the surface of the water was 3 or 4 feet below the rim of the jars. It was remarked that after a shock, whether great or slight, the dogs of the town proceeded to quench their thirst at the nearest pool."

 

 9 18  0  0  0 1900   4.600  -74.000   0 7.9   Colombia

 

An earthquake in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 9 18 13 14  9 1941 -13.750  -72.250 100 7.0   Central Peru

 9 18  0 29  2 1962   7.560  -82.400   0 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 

Major earthquake off the south coast of Panama. Felt at Balboa Heights with slight damage in Panama.

 

 9 18 17  2 46 1984  34.390  141.470  50 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Felt with intensity IV at Tateyama. Also felt along the east coast of central and northern Honshu and in southern Hokkaido. A small tsunami was observed at Hachijo-jima.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 18  2  7  7 1927  37.500 -118.750   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

Walls cracked near Bishop as well as windows and chimneys cracked and broken. Felt as far away as Bakersfield 140 km to the south also at Stockton about 140 miles to the northwest of Bishop.

 

 9 18 20 32 18 1939  58.000 -136.000   0 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 18 21 39  0 1945  40.600 -116.500   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 9 18  2 25 19 1961  49.000 -128.900  21 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 9 18 20 46 37 1965  59.380 -145.180   5 6.0   Southern Alaska

 9 18 20 56  6 1986  62.350 -150.130  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 18 21 16 28 1989  66.779 -136.028  24 5.1   Northern Alaska

 9 18  9 10 33 1997  51.164 -179.544  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 18 00 30 50 2001  48.490 -128.760  10 5.1   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 18 23 02 17 2004  38.004 -118.677   5 5.5   California-Nevada border

 

(REN) Felt (III) at Bishop, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park. Also felt (III) at Hawthorne, Nevada.

 

 9 18 03 45 56 2006  51.596 -173.961  18 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 18 01 44 50 2012  56.937 -154.142  38 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

(AEIC). Felt (II) at Kodiak.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 17  0  0  0 1303  36.300  111.700   0 8.0   So. China

 

13,000 killed in Shanxi Province. Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X. Up to 100,000 houses damaged or destroyed in Pingyang Fu and Taiyuan Fu.

 

 9 17  8 38  0 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.1   New Ireland

 

Aftershock of M 8.4 which occurred in the area on Sept. 14.

 

 9 17  6 47 57 1941  -0.500  121.500 190 7.1   Sulawesi area

 9 17 11  3 18 1954 -21.300 -176.700 224 7.0   Tonga Islands

 9 17 19 20  8 1963 -10.100  165.300  17 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 17 12 50  0 1899  59.000 -136.000   0 6.9   Southeast Alaska

 9 17 23 14 40 1926  49.000 -124.000   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

There are no reports to indicate that the tremor was felt, although the epicenter fell in a populated area.

 

 9 17 19 17 39 1929  50.920 -129.580   0 6.3   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 17  3 14 34 1930  49.810 -129.880   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 17 14 23  4 1938  35.630 -117.513   1 5.0   So. California

 

Located in the northeast corner of Kern County east of Inyoken. Felt within about 125 km of the epicenter. Hanging objects swung and some residents were awoken by the earthquake. An earthquake noise was heard before the quake (rumbling) at Trona.

 

 9 17 17 20 18 1938  33.200 -108.700   0 5.5   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred on the Arizona/New Mexico border. Bottles and other merchandise fell from shelves at Duncan Idaho. Cracks appeared in walls and chimney. An earthquake noise was heard at Clifron Arizona. Followed by a strong aftershock sequence lasting through November, 1938.

 

 9 17 15 55 56 1961  46.023 -122.122   7 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Southeast of Cougar, Washington in southwestern Washington in Gifford Pinchot National Park. Slight damage occurred - cracks in chimneys, foundations and basemnet floor. Some old buildings shifted on their foundations.  The quake was felt with intensity VI at Latourell Falls, Oregon.

 

 9 17 23 33 33 1973  44.429 -129.312  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 17  2  1 23 1974  56.724 -151.655  17 5.2   Southern Alaska

 9 17  2 45 40 1988  51.257 -179.147  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 21 10 29 1991  35.828 -121.323   9 5.2   Off So. California

 

Damage (VI) at San Simeon. Felt at King City and Arroyo. Felt north along the coast of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco.

 

 9 17  7  2 12 1992  44.290 -129.520  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 17 22 16 16 1992  60.035 -140.496  12 5.4   Central Alaska

 9 17 16 40 44 1997  51.572 -176.277  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 22 50  4 2000  52.565 -178.283 205 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 20 39 25 2005  52.178  174.035  40 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 16  0  0  0 1615 -18.500  -70.350   0 7.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Damage in the epicentral area. Felt within intensity VIII.

 

 9 16 17 59 12 1926 -11.500  160.000  50 7.1   Solomon Islands

 9 16 21 39  5 1941 -28.800 -177.500  60 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 16 13 55 36 1968  -6.100  148.700  59 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt in eastern New Guinea and western New Britain with intensity up to VI at Silavuti and Kandrian.

 

 9 16 15 35 57 1978  33.386   57.434  33 7.8   So. Iran

 

This earthquake hit the area of Tabas, Iran. Up to 25,000 were killed with extensive damage. Tabas, Dehesk and Kurit lost about 70% of population in the earthquake.

 

 9 16  6 20 18 1994  22.528  118.711  13 7.0   So. China

 

One person was killed in Fujian and Guangdong Provinces, China. At least 400 were injured in damaged houses and buildings. Ground cracks appeared.  Felt also at Taiwan, Nanjing and Wuhan, China.

 

 9 16 22 54 33 2015 -31.570  -71.654  25 8.3   Coquimbo, Chile

 

A number of adobe houses were damaged in rural areas and at least three were reported killed. In Illapel, close to the epicenter, several were killed and homes were damaged. Electricity was out for a period. PTWC has issued a tsunami watch for the area with the possibility of tsunami waves in Chile an Hawaii up to 3 meters. Initial tsunamis were reported with waves up to 5 meters in the port city of Coquimbo. At least five were apparently killed by the tsunami or by the earthquake. No major tsunami has yet been Chile has begun evacuations of millions from many coastal communities. Some tsunamis were reported and flooding, especially in Concon, Chile,  was reported in several areas from tsunami waves.  The tsunami warning was later extended to Peru, French Polynesia, California and New Zealand but waves are not expected to be large.  NEIC reported major damage (intensity IX) in Coquimbo. The quake was also felt with moderate intensity in Brazil at Blumenau, Fernandopolis, Santo Andre and Sao Paulo; in Argentina at Bahi Blanca, Buenos Aires, La Plata, Catamarca, Resistencia, Bell Ville, Cordoba, Rio Cuarto, Rio Tercero, Gualeguaychu, Parana, Genero Pico, Santa Rosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, San Martin, San Rafael, Bariloche, Salta, San Juan Mercedes, Rosario and Santiago del Estero.  The quake was felt with moderate to strong intensity in Aisen, Araucania, Atacama, Bio-Bio, Coquimbo, O'Higgins, Los Lagos, Maule, Metropolitana, Tarapaca, and Valparaiso. Among communities reporting moderate to strong shaking were Vina del Mar, Villa Alemana, Valparaiso, San Felipe, San Antonio, Quilpue, Quillota, Los Andes, Limache, La Ligua, Calera, Cabildo, Iquieue, Arica, Talagante, Santiago, San Bernardo, Puento Alto, Penaflor, Paine, Melipilla, Lampa, El Monte, Buin, Talca, Linares, Curico, Cauquenes, Valdivia, San Vicenter, San Fernando, Rengo, Rancagua, Machali, Graneros, Chimbarongo, Vicuna, Salamanca, Ovalle, La Serena, Illapel, Andacollo, Talcahuano, Penco, Los Angeles, Concepcion, Coihueco, Chillan, Chiguayante, Canete, Cabrero, Vallenar, Diero de Almagro, Copiapo, Villarrica, Vilcun, Victoria, Temuco, Nueva Imperial, Taltal, Angol, Calama, Antofagasta and Coihaique and in genter within 1000-2000 km from the epicenter with intensity II.  CSN reported intensity VIII in Coquimbo, La Serena; VII Los Vilos, El Quisco, San Antonio, Santiago, Tiltil; VI Valparaiso, Villa Alemana, San Pedro, Talagante; V Caldera, Copiapo, Huasco, Vallenar, IF Algarrobo, Talca, Concepcion, Los Angeles, San Pedro de la Paz; III Lebu, Chile. Felt in Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitana, Maule, Biobio, Chile.  Large aftershocks were felt with light to moderate intensity in San Bernardo, Talagante, Talca, and Santiago, Chile and in Cordoba and Mendoza, Argentina.  The strongest aftershock was an M 7.0 felt with intensity VII in La Serena, Coquimbo and IV in Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile.  This event was also felt with moderate intensity in Chile at Quilpue, Santiago, Paine, Talca, Valdivia, Concepcion and Victoria, Chile and in Argentina at Rosario, San Juan, San Rafael, Mendoza, La Rioja, Cordoba, Catamarca, Lujan and Buenos Aires.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 16 16  0  0 1732  45.500  -73.600   0 5.8   New York State

 

Severe earthquake in the St. Lawrence  Valley. Considerable damage in Montreal. Seven killed and many injured. Houses were damaged as far as Piscataqua, New Hampshire. Also felt at Boston and Maryland. 

 

 9 16  0  0  0 1816  45.500  -73.600   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt strongly in the St. Lawrence Valley area.

 

 9 16 20 45  0 1949  31.000 -115.000   0 5.1   SW U.S.A

 9 16  1 50 34 1964  60.000 -147.100  14 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 16  4 10 23 1965  40.390 -125.600  33 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity IV along the northern coast of California. Windows rattled and walls creaked at Scotia, Eureka and Ferndale. Earthquake noises were heard.

 

 9 16 19 51  9 1965  37.250  -74.360   0 5.0   Off East Coast U.S.

 9 16  2 48 21 1966  54.020 -163.430  32 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 16  8 31 59 1967  51.840 -176.340  72 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Three shocks were felt at Adak.

 

 9 16 22  0 45 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Aftershock of the event on Sept. 14 which hit in the Big Arm-Dayton-Proctor area southwest of Flathead Lake. One building was cracked. Loud rumblings were heard. Felt with intensity IV.

 

 9 16  0 18 38 1976  61.121 -151.155  65 5.3   Central Alaska

 9 16  6 46  8 1982  52.953 -167.026  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 16 20 57 25 1986  56.500 -153.950  44 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III.

 

 9 16 14 50 47 1993  51.700 -176.400  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 16 17 57 11 1993  67.950 -163.370  23 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

 9 16 23 20 09 2001  48.540 -128.600  10 5.6   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 16 20 50 17 2009  52.239 -169.332  35 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 15  6  2 46 1905  53.000  164.000  60 7.8   Komandorsky Isl

 9 15 13 10  0 1911 -20.000  -72.000   0 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 9 15  7  1 18 1916  34.500  141.000 100 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 15 13 55  0 1932 -38.900  177.550  33 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

This severe shock at Wairoa and Gisborne caused chimneys to fall and weakened buildings fell and cracked. Alluvial ground cracked. Buildings at Gisborne fell and a bridge was damaged beyond repair at Wairoa. Nine people were injured by no casualties were reported. Maximum magnitude was given as IX - X.

 

 9 15 12 27 32 1937 -10.500  161.500  80 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 9 15 17 56  9 1954 -17.800 -178.600 540 7.0   Tonga Islands

 9 15 11  5 36 1959 -21.880 -179.460 586 7.1   Tonga Islands

 9 15  0 46 54 1963 -10.300  165.600  43 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 15 14  7  0 1919  40.830 -124.170   0 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Four shocks occurred. The first caused chimneys to fall at Eureka.

 

 9 15  1 28 17 1985  59.102 -136.423   2 5.9   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V.

 

 9 15  6 29 34 1986  51.200 -176.920  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  9 48  6 1989  51.554 -173.387  13 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  9 59  4 1989  51.556 -173.353  46 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  8 47 11 1992  34.064 -116.361   9 5.6   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Angelus Oaks and Big Bear City. Felt throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

 

 9 15 19 48 23 1994  54.347 -161.856  50 5.2   Alaska Peninsula, Aleutians

 

Felt within intensity V at King Cove and with IV at Cold Bay and Sand Point.

 

 9 15 20 53 06 1995  51.233  179.206  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 15 10 50 39 2001  48.560 -128.560  10 5.5   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 15 05 41 46 2008  51.397 -178.347  31 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 15 16 21 36 2013  51.546 -174.678  22 6.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 14  0  0  0 1509  40.700   29.300   0 7.0   Turkey         

 

Severe damage at Istanbul with maximum intensity XI. Up to 13000 killed.

 

 9 14 16  4 18 1906  -7.000  149.000  25 8.4   New Ireland

 

A tsunami was generated

 

 9 14 19 31 39 1922  24.500  121.500  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in the northern District. This event injured 5, destroyed 24 houses while partially destroying up to 24 more. 365 buildings were reported damaged.

 

 9 14 11 31  1 1942 -22.000  171.500 130 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  2  1 12 1943 -22.000  171.000  50 7.5   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  3 47 15 1943 -22.000  170.000  50 7.3   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  7 18  8 1943 -30.000 -177.000  60 7.6   No. Kermadec Islands

 

This sequence may have resulting by triggering from dynamic seismic waves.

 

 9 14 14  9 50 1959 -28.670 -177.710  73 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 14  5 20 29 1971  -6.479  151.524  33 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity IV at Rabaula dn with III at Bolu Bolu.

 

 9 14 14  4 31 1995  16.779  -98.597  23 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Three killed, nearly 100 injured and 500 homeless in Guerrero, Mexico.  Extensive damage from Guerrero to Oaxaca where an additional 400 were homeless and several more injured. Minor damage at Mexico City. Felt from Chiapas to Michoacan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 14  8 43 23 1932  61.000 -148.000  50 6.2   Central Alaska

 9 14 16 43 32 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 9 14 18 21 19 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 9 14 18 39 12 1941  37.567 -118.733   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 9 14 21 16  1 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Earthquakes in Owens Valley caused rockslides near Rock Creek where huge dust clouds were formed and blocked roads and trails. A cabin was destroyed. Light damage was reported from around the region.

 

 9 14  5 27 42 1949  40.400 -126.200   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 14 22 52 27 1953  49.100  -65.200   0 5.1   E. of Maine

 9 14 13 36 12 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9 14 19 46 17 1963  36.867 -121.633  15 5.6   Central California

 

An earthquake near Chittenden and Slida Lake caused minor damage along the San Andreas Fault east of Watsonville. Houses shifted from foundations. A highway bridge over the Pajaro River was damaged. Water pipes, chimneys and plaster broke.

 

 9 14 10 17 47 1964  56.700 -157.400  13 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 9 14 13 13 52 1988  51.797 -167.996  47 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  2 19 28 1989  51.750 -175.240  66 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  1 18 24 1990  52.660 -168.690  23 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  7  0  1 1990  51.650 -163.970  33 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 10 25  1 1991  61.384 -140.005  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 14 10 25  6 1991  61.520 -139.920  36 5.2   Central Alaska

 9 14 12 50 37 1996  51.401 -174.073  31 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  9 50 21 1997  51.523 -178.389  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 23 16 47 1998  51.618 -173.150  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 04 45 08 2001  48.690 -128.710  10 6.0   Off Coast of Vancouver Is, Canada

 9 14 10 52 20 2010  32.142 -115.213  11 5.3   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Mexicali and (II) at Ensenada and Tijuana. Also felt at Guadalupe Victoria, Maneadero, Rosarito and Vicente Guerrero. Felt at Puerto Penasco and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (III) at Calexico, El Centro, Holtville, Jacumba and San Diego, California. Felt throughout Imperial and San Diego Counties and in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Felt (II) at Somerton, Wellton and Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Gilbert, Phoenix, Show Low, Tucson and Youngtown.

 

 9 14 18 10 09 2011  53.107  172.984  15 6.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 15 42 46 2013  51.554 -174.723  24 6.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 13 11  0  0 1692 -25.400  -64.800   0 7.0   Argentina

 

Severe damage at Santiago, Esteco, Rio de Las Piedras, Argentina. Maximum intensity IX.

 

 9 13  2 36 54 1921 -55.000  -29.000   0 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 9 13 11 17 11 1945 -33.300  -70.500 100 7.1   Central Chile

 9 13 18 59  9 1946  52.400  158.200  80 7.2   Kamchatka

 9 13 21 19 20 1961 -41.700  -75.200  40 7.0   So. Chile

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 13  2  0 40 1955  52.000 -176.000  60 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 13 21 10 20 1970  40.360 -125.110   3 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Ferndale, Fort Seward and Rio Dell where some dishes were broken. Reported along the coast of northern California.

 

 9 13  2 38 34 1975  30.891 -116.115  33 5.4   So. California

 9 13  2 55 26 1975  30.868 -116.277  33 5.1   So. California

 9 13 21 20 59 1975  35.997 -120.546  11 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt over 16,000 sq. km in Central California. Slight damage at Avenal where plaster was cracked and some furniture moved. Some objects swung violently.

 

 9 13  3 10 55 1986  52.600 -156.300   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 13  3 11 22 1986  56.490 -153.800  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 13 13 41 12 1996  51.547 -178.458  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 9 13 21 32 55 1996  51.470 -174.069  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 13 09 56 58 2001  48.790 -128.620  10 5.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 13 13 11 45 2001  18.858 -155.240  12 5.2   Hawaii

 

(HVO). Felt at Glenwood and Volcano.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 12  0  0  0 1850  27.800  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Extreme damage up to 21,000 reported killed. Date is uncertain.

 

 9 12 15  0  0 1855  38.010  142.000   0 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 12 13 17 10 1940  -4.500  153.000  40 7.0   New Britain

 9 12  7  2  4 1941  -0.500  132.500  60 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 9 12 15 17 15 1946  23.500   96.000  60 7.5   Myanmar

 9 12 22  7  3 1964 -49.100  164.200  33 7.2   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 9 12 22  2 34 1965  -6.500   70.800  34 7.0   Indian Ocean

 9 12  5 17  0 1979  -1.700  135.900   5 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

Earthquake located north of New Guinea near Yapen, Irian Jaya. At least 15 were killed at Yapen and many injured in extensive damage. The quake triggered a local tsunami which caused damage on Yapen and also on Biak.

 

 9 12 11 10 26 2007  -4.438  101.367  34 8.5   South of Sumatra

 

(GS). Twenty-five people killed and at least 161 injured, 56,425 buildings damaged or destroyed and roads damaged in Bengkulu and Sumatera Barat. Power and telephone outages occurred. Felt (VI) at Bengkulu;(V) at Padang; (IV) at Lampung, Palembang, Pekanbaru and Sibolga; (III) at Jambi; (II) at Banten and Serang. Also felt at Medan. Felt (IV) at Duri and(III) at Jakarta, Java. Also felt at Bekasi and Kuningan. Felt (III) at Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and in Singapore. Also felt at Batang Berjuntai, Batu Pahat, Gelugor, Johor Bahru, Kertih, Kuala Selangor, Muar, Penang, Pontian Kecil, Putrajaya, Sekudai and Subang Jaya, Malaysia and by people in high-rise buildings at Bangkok, Thailand and Male, Maldives. A seiche was observed in Khlong Saensaep in Bangkok, Thailand and sink holes which may have been caused by the earthquake appeared at 3 locations in Ipoh, Malaysia. A tsunami was generated which caused some building damage (included above) in the Serangai area, north of Bengkulu. Tsunami wave heights (in cm, peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations in the Indian Ocean: 24 at Cocos Island, Australia; 9 on Diego Garcia; 227 at Padang, 52 at Cilacap, 42 at Prigi, 30 at Sibolga, 16 at Sabang and 4.5 at Benoa, Indonesia; 8 at Lamu, Kenya; 23 at Hanimadu, 21 at Male and 13 at Gan, Maldives; 114 at Rodrigues, Mauritius; 131 at Salalah and Sur Masirah, Oman; 40 at Point La Rue, Seychelles; 60 at Colombo and at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka; 8 on Phuket, Thailand.

 

 9 12 23 49 03 2007  -2.625  100.841  35 7.9   Sumatra

 

(GS). Casualties and damage are included with the event at 11:10 UTC. Felt (VI) at Padang and Painan;(IV) at Pekanbaru, Sibolga and Singkil; (III) at Duri, Sumatra. Felt at Curup and Dumai. Felt (III) at Jakarta, Java. Felt at Pondokaren. Felt (III) at Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya; (II) at Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. Felt at Banting, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Kampong Salak Tinggi, Klang, Melaka, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Sungai Ara, Malaysia. Also felt (III) in Singapore.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 12  1 20  0 1928  37.000 -120.080   0 5.0   Central California

 

Intensity VI in Madera County.

 

 9 12  6 10 42 1938  40.300 -124.800   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake west of Cape Mendocino caused damage at Ferndale. Damage occurred to telephone lines and caused branches to fall from Redwood trees.

 

 9 12 14 37 49 1949  55.160 -132.570   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9 12  2 44 40 1960  60.400 -153.500 170 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 12 19 18 46 1961  32.567 -115.450  10 5.1   So. California

 

Felt over about 4000 square miles along the California-Arizona-Mexico border. Maximum intensity V. Several geysers were observed.

 

 9 12 16 41  2 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 6.0   Central California

 9 12 17 20 11 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 5.3   Central California

 

Earthquake near Boca, California including a series of events in the region.  Ground fractures were observed near Truckee in the Russell Valley.  Cracks were also observed at Boca and Prosser. Some bridges on Highway 80 were damaged. Chimney, plaster and masonry were cracked.

 

 9 12  7 15 50 1969  51.300 -179.200  44 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Amchitka.

 

 9 12  7 42 44 1969  51.095 -179.135  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  0 17 1969  51.089 -179.316  49 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  6  9 1969  51.076 -179.245  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  9 24 1969  51.095 -179.197  46 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8 57  7 1969  51.219 -179.154  48 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Amchitka.

 

 9 12  9  8 45 1969  51.580 -179.220  18 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 15  0 19 1969  51.310 -179.162  53 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 14 30 52 1970  34.300 -117.500   9 5.4   So. California

 

This event was near Lytle Creek northwest of San Bernardino. Strongest at Lyttle Creek. Ground fissures, rockslides  and broken chimneys were observed. The quake caused an explosion at a factory in Riverside. Damage throughout much of the epicentral region.

 

 9 12  5 19 35 1974  41.862 -126.597  33 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

 9 12  9 22 23 1982  52.640 -166.941  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt in the Fox Islands at low intensity.

 

 9 12  9 28 40 1982  53.016 -167.104  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 11 59 52 1982  52.642 -166.848  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 16 50 38 1982  52.819 -167.053  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 23 57 16 1986  56.201 -153.405  31 6.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Larsen Bay area.

 

 9 12 14 59 35 1992  57.400 -155.100  49 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 9 12 12 23 42 1994  38.808 -119.638   2 5.8   California/Nevada area

 

Slight damage was observed at Gardnerville to Virginia City, Nevada. Felt throughout much of northern California and western Nevada including Sacramento, Fallon, and as far as Fresno and San Francisco, California.

 

 9 12 23 57 10 1994  38.759 -119.744   1 5.4   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Gardnerville, Minden, Wellington and Yerington with intensity V and with lesser intensity through the region. Felt as far away as San Francisco, California.

 

 9 12 22 24 54 2001  48.720 -128.640  10 5.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 12 14 50 38 2001  52.460 -169.245  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 07 40 52 2010  51.463 -178.573  34 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 15 25 23 2013  51.730 -171.221  39 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 11  6 30 36 1916  -9.000  113.000 100 7.2   So. of Bali

 

Central Java. Destruction took placed around Maos. Date also given as Sept 9.  About 340 brick buildings collapsed and many others were damaged at Kasugian.  Cracks appeared in walls and ground slumps were reported. Sand and mud craters were also observed and jets of water spurted from holes and fissures.  400 houses collapsed in the district of Selarang. Many school buildings were severely damaged. Geological conditions were thought to have contributed to the damage.

 

 9 11  4  1 38 1921 -11.000  111.000  60 7.5   So. of Indonesia

 

Located south of Java.

 

 9 11 14  4  0 1935  42.900  146.333  90 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 9 11  9 45 22 1944   1.500  127.000  40 7.2   Halmahera

 9 11  3 57 26 1992  -6.087   26.651  11 7.0   Lake Victoria area

 

Eight people were killed in this earthquake which was felt at Bujumabura, Burundi. 37 were injured and buildings were destroyed at Kabalo (Kibombo).

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 11 12 36 19 1928  43.500 -130.250   0 6.3   North Pacific Ocean

 9 11  2 46 43 1961  51.300 -179.700  15 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 11  2  8 45 1963  44.300 -114.700  15 5.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Slight damage occurred at Redfish Lake, central Idaho where plaster fell from walls. Some windows broke. Felt throughout the Sobsidian, Stanley and Sunbeam areas.

 

 9 11 11 59 41 1963  33.200 -110.700  10 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake was felt over a small area of southeastern Arizona including the communities of Gila, Graham and Pinal Counties. Minor damage occurred at Globe, San Carlos and Ray. Felt also at Miami. 

 

 9 11  7 13 19 1965  50.300 -129.500   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9 11  3  3 51 1972  59.615 -148.970  30 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 11 11 48  8 1983  36.230 -120.388   8 5.0   Central California

 

Maximum intensity IV at Coalinga. Also felt at Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties.

 

 9 11 13 50 60 1983  52.187 -170.685  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 11 23  8 1984  40.353 -126.993  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 11 21 26 55 1989  51.100 -169.400   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 14 52 52 1994  51.939  178.155  98 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 21 23 24 1999  60.312 -137.016  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Whitehorse, Southern Yukon Territory, Canada. Also felt at Skagway, Alaska.

 

 9 11 21 10 54 2001  52.461 -169.283  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

 9 10 17  4  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 17 25  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  25 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 21 41  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 8.6   Central Alaska

 9 10 10 34 29 1926  -9.000  111.000  80 7.0   So. of Java

 9 10  8 37 53 1943  35.517  134.083   0 7.4   Korea

 9 10 13 48 36 1948  43.700  147.600  50 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 9 10  3 21 22 1950  35.500  140.400   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 10 15 16  8 1950 -15.500  167.000 100 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 9 10 19 12 55 1993  14.717  -92.645  34 7.3   Chiapas, Mexico

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 10 17  4  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  60 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 17 25  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  25 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 21 41  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 8.6   Central Alaska

 9 10 23 55  0 1935  37.850 -122.250   0 5.0   Central California

 9 10 15  6 34 1960  47.700 -123.150   0 5.2   Washington state, U.S.

 9 10 17  1  7 1963  53.800 -159.900  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 10 19  9  0 1963  44.400 -114.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 9 10 17 57 14 1965  43.900 -127.800  19 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 10 21  0  0 1969  39.406 -107.948   0 5.3   Colorado area

 9 10  3 14 10 1984  40.386 -126.798   5 6.7   Off Coast of No. California

 9 10  3 48 45 1987  51.931 -176.006  49 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 10  7 30  7 1990  52.140 -178.470 142 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 10 13 40  2 1999  32.269 -115.138   5 5.2   So. California

 9 10 09 42 03 2002  59.997 -152.882 117 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Homer, (III) at Wasilla and (II) at Anchorage.

 

 9 10 11 14 45 2006  50.229 -129.607  10 5.0   Off Coast of Vancouver Is, Canada

 9 10 18 27 59 2014  52.116  178.288 116 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 10 10 26 47 2015  52.163 -169.581  37 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9  9  0  0  0 1616  38.100  142.000   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A castle at Sendai was damaged. Numerous deaths occurred at Otsuchi, Unosumai, Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture by a tsunami generated by this earthquake which occurred off Miyagi Prefecture.

 

 9  9  1 13 18 1910  50.750  179.380  25 7.3   Rat Islands

 9  9 22  3 43 1923  25.300   91.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

Some damage occurred to structures in west Assam and in northern part of eastern Bengal. Felt over Assam, Bengal, east Bihar and east Chota-Nagpur.

 

 9  9 20 38 26 1931  19.000  145.500 180 7.1   No. Marianas

 9  9  6 17 30 1935   6.000  141.000  60 7.0   Caroline Islands

 9  9  0  0  0 1936   3.800   97.500   0 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 

This earthquake in northern Sumatera caused minor damage at Medan and was felt as far away as Malaysia. 17 were killed by landslides in the Karo region.  Ground cracks appeared in the hells between Katacane and Kabanjahe. Damage occurred at Parapat, Brastagi and Tanjung Putri. Walls were cracked at Langkat.

 

 9  9  1 25 26 1942  53.000 -164.500  80 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  9  4  3 54 1945 -17.000  167.000  60 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 9 09 07 26 43 2005  -4.539  153.474  90 7.6   New Britain

 

(GS) Felt at Rabaul and Sohano and on Lihir. Also felt at Gizo and Honiara, Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  9  0  0  0 1816  45.500  -73.600   0 5.7   New York State

 

A severe shock was felt in Montreal, Canada. Followed by a strong aftershock on Sept. 16, 1916.

 

 9  9  1 13 18 1910  51.500 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong earthquake near Yakutat, southeastern Alaska also occurred in 1911 in early September, but the precise date has not been given.

 

 9  9 13 40 30 1931  40.800 -125.000   1 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake occurred northwest of Cape Mendocino. Felt along the coast in the Eel River area. Chimneys and tree branches broke near Weott.

 

 9  9  1 25 26 1942  53.000 -164.500  80 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  9  5 15  0 1942  36.000 -114.700   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Strongly felt at Boulder City, Nevada and sharply at Las Vegas, NV. Located about 10 km north of Hoover Dam.

 

 9  9  4 12 20 1944  39.000 -107.500   0 5.0   Colorado area

 

This earthquake in western Colorado caused slight cracks in walls and chimneys at Basalt, Montrose and Riland, Colorado.

 

 9  9 18 33 51 1966  49.200 -129.500  15 5.4   Vancouver Island area

 9  9  4 54 46 1968  58.977 -149.193  17 5.2   Southern Alaska

 9  9  0  0  3 1974  41.000 -126.000  33 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9  9  2 43 33 1975  41.200 -125.200   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Ferndale. Also felt at Bayside, Eureka and Trinidad.

 

 9  9  9 16 13 1983  36.231 -120.265   6 5.4   Central California

 

Small objects and people were awakened at Coalinga and some dishes were broken. Similar effects were observed at Cantua Creek, Cocoran, Five Points, Huron, Stratford and Tranquility.

 

 9  9 10 38  6 1989  51.380 -175.900  32 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  9 15  3 50 1991  52.040 -178.800  55 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 09 05 47 37 2005  52.554 -167.251  34 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 09 19 41 34 2011  49.535 -126.893  22 6.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

(GS) Felt (IV) at Campbell River, Gold River, Port Hardy and Port MacNeil; (III) at Courtenay, Cumberland, Parksville, Port Alberni, Powell River, Squamish and Ucluelet.  Felt (III) at Belleview, Bothell, Everson, Ferndale and Richland, Washington. Felt throughout the Vancouver, British Columbia-Seattle, Washington area.  Felt across southwestern British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, greater Vancouver and as far away as Kelowna and Vernon. Felt in much of western Washington and in parts of northern Oregon.

 

 9 09 19 23 51 2012  52.780  175.010 115 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  8 15  0  0 1616  38.010  142.000   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  8  1 43 11 1905  38.830   16.100  25 7.9   Mediterranean/Sicily

 

2500 killed near Calabria, Italy.

 

 9  8 17 49 48 1909  52.500 -169.000  90 7.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake was strong enough to upset dinner and to disarrange furniture in many homes.

 

 9  8  0 40  1 1937 -57.000  -27.000 130 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  8 15  9 11 1948 -21.000 -174.000  60 7.9   Tonga Islands

 9  8 11 26 33 1961 -56.300  -27.100 125 7.7   So. Sandwich Islands

 

This is probably the strongest earthquake ever located in the South Sandwich Islands (a possible M 8.3 occurred on June 27, 1929). It was the third event in Sept. 1961 (others occurred on Sept. 1 (M 7.5) and Sept. 5, 1961 (M 7.6).  Strong earthquakes in the South Sandwich Islands tend to concentrate at this time of year.  For example see 1937 above and 1933 (M .4 on Aug. 28); and 1977 (M 7.1 on Aug. 26).

 

 9  8 18 44 24 2002  -3.302  142.934  13 7.6   Near the North Coast of New Guinea

 

Four people were killed and at least 70 injured on Kairiru and Muschu Islands and in the Wewak area. At least 500 homes were destroyed and an additional 200 damaged.  Water tanks, pipelines and bridges were damaged in the Maprik area. A small tsunami with maximum height up to 1.5 meters damaged some buildings. Landslides and a new hot spring developed on Kairiru Island. Uplift of this Island about half a meter. Also felt at Jayapura, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  8 17 49 48 1909  52.500 -169.000  90 7.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake was strong enough to upset dinner and to disarrange furniture in many homes.

 

 9  8 19 24  0 1921  32.670 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Event occurred in the Imperial Valley and was felt over a large area. Destructive in the epicentral area.

 

 9  8 17  3  0 1935  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

 

At least five shocks were felt in the region of Imperial Valley on Sept. 8-9.

 

 9  8  4 52  6 1961  51.620 -131.440   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  8  3 26 21 1965  57.500 -152.100  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 9  8 11 16 34 1965  55.710 -155.300  24 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 9  8  7  1 17 1981  51.406 -178.375  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  8  0 59 31 1984  44.239 -105.974  20 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

This event was felt over about 70,000 sq. km of Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. It cracked windows and knocked pictures and hanging objects from their places. Some plaster cracked and bushes and trees shook.

 

 9  8  6 16 40 1984  44.423 -114.142   7 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Challis area of Idaho. Followed by a series of felt aftershocks.

 

 9  8  9 52 20 1994  40.784 -127.425  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9  8 11  7 18 1996  51.676 -176.270  60 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9  7  7 50  0 1882   7.300  -77.800  40 8.0   Colombia

 9  7 18 52 30 1906  34.000  141.000  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  7  7 11 18 1910  -6.000  151.000  80 7.2   New Ireland

 9  7  1 20 48 1915  14.000  -89.000  80 7.9   Coast of Central America

 9  7 17 16 23 1918  45.600  151.100  40 8.2   So. Kurils

 9  7  4  3 18 1938  23.800  121.500  60 7.0   Taiwan

 9  7 11 52  7 1988  25.800  139.600   0 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  7 22 39 16 1933  62.000 -178.000  15 5.7   Central Alaska

 9  7 19 26 12 1943  67.600 -137.800   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 9  7 10  6 45 1957  51.200 -178.600  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  7 11 39 30 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  7  7 42  2 1964  58.300 -152.000  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  7  0 16 30 1976  60.049 -158.718  91 5.7   Central Alaska

 9  7  3 10 45 1977  41.985 -126.693  15 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9  7  5 54 35 1978  54.040 -164.024  40 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  7  1 30 43 1980  38.048 -118.558  14 5.1   California/Nevada area

 9  7  4 36 38 1980  38.033 -118.578  15 5.6   California/Nevada area

 9  7  4 37 41 1980  37.994 -118.402   5 5.7   California/Nevada area

 9  7  6 47 10 1980  38.062 -118.589   9 5.2   California/Nevada area

 9  7  6 48 30 1980  38.078 -118.603   5 5.3   California/Nevada area

 9  7 19 22  5 1983  60.977 -147.314  30 6.3   Central Alaska

 9  7 22 22 10 1983  60.993 -147.518  46 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  6  0  0  0 1833  25.200  103.000   0 8.0   Myanmar

 9  6  0  0  0 1866  52.500  159.500  30 7.0   Kamchatka

 9  6  0 54 20 1911  45.500  143.000 360 7.2   So. Kurils

 9  6 22  8 29 1933 -21.500 -179.800 600 7.1   Tonga Islands

 9  6  3 41 30 1943 -53.000  159.000  60 7.9   Macquarie Islands

 9  6  9 20 12 1975  38.510   40.770  32 7.8   Turkey

 

This earthquake caused houses and schools to collapse in eastern Turkey killing more than 2000 and injuring about 3500 in the Lice area. Strong aftershocks completed the destruction of many buildings.

 

 9  6  1 47  1 1982  29.383  140.967 180 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  6  9 16  0 1934  30.000 -113.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 9  6 10 51  0 1934  30.000 -113.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 9  6  4 33  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  6 21 24 26 1960  64.699  -86.400   0 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 9  6  1 46 13 1963  71.500  -73.000  10 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 9  6 20 56 60 1963  53.900 -165.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 15 58 15 1964  58.700 -151.400  33 5.8   Southern Alaska

 9  6 17 16 55 1964  59.100 -147.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  6 17 24 40 1967  52.430 -168.590  31 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 10 59 37 1973  61.039 -146.828  29 5.5   Central Alaska

 9  6 23 41 28 1973  35.960 -114.946   5 9.2   SW U.S.A

 9  6 18  4 60 1975  56.628 -152.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  6  7 48 54 1982  56.752 -151.779  30 6.0   Southern Alaska

 9  6  4  1 52 1983  53.827 -163.886   1 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 20 34 28 1984  30.817 -113.884  10 5.2   SW U.S.A

 9  6 20 42 30 1996  40.395 -126.408  10 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 9 06 01 10 20 2008  49.791 -130.113  10 5.4   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  5 21 48 45 1945  -5.000  153.500  50 7.1   New Britain

 9  5  4 31 49 1953  54.200  161.000  50 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 9  5  0  0  0 1961 -58.000  -27.000   0 7.7   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  5 18 35 25 1971  46.500  141.172   9 7.1   So. Kurils

 9  5  8 14 14 1996 -22.118 -113.436  10 7.0   So. East Pacific Rise

 9 05 10 07 07 2004  33.060  136.670  14 7.2   NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

 

(NEIC) At least four people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 63 cm on Kozu-shima and 34 cm at Kushimoto. Recorded (5L JMA) in Mie, Nara and Wakayama; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Fukui, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Tottori and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ishikawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Toyama and Yamaguchi; (1 JMA) in Ibaraki, Miyagi and Niigata Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Oita Prefectures, Kyushu. Also recorded (3 JMA) on Kozu-shima, Nii-jima and O-shima;(2 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Mikura-jima and Miyake-jima;(1 JMA) on Dogo and in the Dozen Islands.

 

 9 05 14 57 18 2004  33.190  137.090  10 7.4   NEAR THE SOUTH COAST HONSHU, JAPAN

 

(NEIC) About forty people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 93 cm on Kozu-shima and 86 cm at Kushimoto. Power outages occurred at Wakayama and a fire occurred at Sakai. Recorded (5L JMA) in Wakayama and Mie; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Tottori; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Hiroshima, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ibaraki, Niigata, Saitama, Tochigi and Yamaguchi; (1 JMA) in Miyagi Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Oita and Saga Prefectures, Kyushu.  Also recorded (3 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Kozu-shima, Miyake-jima, Nii-jima and O-shima; (2 JMA) on Dogo, Mikura-jima and in the Dozen Islands; (1 JMA) on Sadago-shima.

 

 9 05 14 42 07 2012  10.085  -85.315  35 7.6   Costa Rica

 

(NEIC) One person killed, one died of a heart attack, at least 20 injured, some houses collapsed, one bridge damaged and landslides occurred in Guanacaste and western Puntarenas. Power and communications outages occurred. Felt (VIII) at Nicoya; (VII) at Liberia, Santa Cruz and Sardinal;(VI) at Alajuela, Calle Blancos, Grecia, Heredia, Jaco, San Francisco, San Isidro de El General, San Jose and San Pedro. Felt throughout Costa Rica. Also felt in parts of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. A small tsunami was recorded on tide stations in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador with the following amplitudes (one- half peak-to-trough): 16 cm on Isla Santa Cruz and 6 cm on Isla Baltra. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  5 12 30  0 1883  34.500 -120.000   0 5.9   So. California

 9  5  5 36  0 1928  42.100 -115.200   0 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 9  5 14 42  0 1928  34.000 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 9  5  4 38 46 1944  44.960  -74.720  12 5.9   New York State

 

One of the strongest earthquake recoded in New York, this was felt from Maine to Virginia and west to Indiana. Property damage was done (about $5 million) at Massena and Cornwall. Chimneys fell and structures collapsed or were damaged. Damage was done to brick structures as well as to infrastructure in the region. Some water wells dried up.

 

 9  5  6 54 10 1949  53.620 -132.970   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  5  2  1 18 1955  37.367 -121.783  10 5.8   Central California

 9  5 12 10  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  5  4 52 10 1961  51.800 -131.200   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  5 11 34 32 1961  59.820 -150.830   0 6.1   Southern Alaska

 9  5 16  4 28 1962  40.715 -112.089   7 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 9  5 14 22  9 1986  28.124 -111.396  10 5.0   Gulf of California

 9  5  2 59 41 1994  55.987 -158.436  62 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 9  5 20 27 20 1995  34.100 -116.370   0 5.1   So. California

 9  5 17 48 26 2000  51.466 -178.443  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 9 05 02 33 49 2001  78.014 -114.604  10 5.1   Queen Elizabeth Island, Canada

 9 05 03 38 39 2002  58.175 -151.454  47 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt on Kodiak.

 

 9 05 11 29 05 2002  54.080 -133.780  20 5.1   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

(PGC). Felt at Masset, Port Clements, Skidegate, Tlell and Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia. Also felt at Craig, Ketchikan and Metlakatla, Alaska.

 

 9 05 17 21 06 2005  51.505  175.986  41 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 05 43 40 2013  51.462 -174.554  24 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 07 00 00 2015  51.399 -174.357  11 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 9  4  1  0  0 1587  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Moderate damage in Pomasque and Pichincha, Ecuador. Maximum intensity up to IX-X.

 

 9  4 15  0  0 1596  34.065  135.060   0 7.5   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

700-20000 killed in the Uita and Husimi areas of Japan.

 

 9  4  0 22  0 1899  60.000 -142.000  25 8.3   Central Alaska

 

This was the first of a series of earthquakes in the Yakutaga area of southeastern Alaska that occurred in Sept. 1899. They were felt strongly at Cape Yakutaga where the tops of trees broke off, landslides occurred and uplift of the ocean beach was measured at more than one meter. People had trouble standing during the earthquake as far as the Yukon River more than 1000 km to the north. A tsunami was generated in the bay.

 

 9  4  1 37 41 1935  22.300  121.300  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in Taitung. 114 houses damaged.

 

 9  4 10 21 44 1941  -4.800  154.000  90 7.1   New Britain

 9  4  7 23 10 1953  50.400  157.000  57 7.3   Kamchatka

 9  4 14 32 50 1965  58.290 -152.500  30 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Also felt over much of southern Alaska.  Seaquake felt off Southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 18 11 12 1972 -11.700  166.200  62 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 9  4 13 15  1 1989  55.822 -156.875   7 7.5   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to V at Chignik and Port Heiden in southern Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  4 16  0  0 1868  37.000 -118.000   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 9  4  0 22  0 1899  60.000 -142.000  25 8.3   Central Alaska

 

This was the first of a series of earthquakes in the Yakutaga area of southeastern Alaska that occurred in Sept. 1899. They were felt strongly at Cape Yakutaga where the tops of trees broke off, landslides occurred and uplift of the ocean beach was measured at more than one meter. People had trouble standing during the earthquake as far as the Yukon River more than 1000 km to the north. A tsunami was generated in the bay.

 

 9  4  4 40  0 1899  60.000 -142.000   0 6.9   Central Alaska

 

Strong aftershock of Yakutat earthquake 18 minutes earlier.

 

 9  4 20 15 45 1919  38.000 -122.330   0 5.0   Central California

 9  4  1 27 39 1935  63.750 -152.500   0 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt lightly at Nenana and Flat.

 

 9  4  9 49 15 1961  51.580 -178.250  52 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 17 17 22 1962  41.000 -124.400   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Northwest of Arcata, this event was felt over about 15,000 sq km. The maximum intensity was VI but damage was slight - plaster, windows cracked some merchandise fell from shelves. Also felt in southern Oregon.

 

 9  4 13 32 12 1963  71.300  -73.100  10 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 9  4  7 48 44 1965  52.170 -170.540  17 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 9  4 14 32 48 1965  58.200 -152.600  19 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Also felt over much of southern Alaska.  Seaquake felt off Southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 15 53 25 1971  54.981 -163.357 107 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 23 23 46 1976  62.951 -150.756 106 5.4   Central Alaska

 9  4 21 54 52 1978  38.814 -119.811  14 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

The largest of a series of events in the Lake Tahoe area on Sept. 3-4. Cracks in plaster and drywall formed. Water splashing was observed at Mt. Aukum. Felt from Mariposa, CA to Vernon and Surcliffe, NV.

 

 9  4 10 53 57 1980  59.488 -143.572   0 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 9  4 21  3 35 1980  38.018 -118.570  10 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

First of a swarm which occurred from Sept. 4-8. Felt with intensity V at Benton, CA where small objects overturned and fell and hanging objects swung.  Some were awakened. Also felt at Hawthorne, NV and along the California-Nevada border.

 

 9  4 15 50 50 1981  33.671 -119.111   5 5.3   So. California

 

This was the strongest earthquake in the area since the San Fernando quake of Feb. 1971. Windows broke and walls cracked at Marina del Ray. Telephone and electrical service was interrupted. Felt throughout much of southern California from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border.

 

 9  4 13 14 59 1989  55.577 -156.858  11 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to V at Chignik and Port Heiden in southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 13 27 17 1990  51.670 -173.850  51 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 10 18 26 1996  41.915 -126.777  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 04 00 23 12 2013  51.198 -129.901   9 6.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 04 02 32 30 2013  51.594 -174.731  20 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 04 10 04 06 2013  53.189 -166.789  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

 9  3 15  0  0 1596  33.030  131.060   0 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 

700-2000 killed in the Uita and Husimi areas. A tsunami was generated.

 

 9  3 18 48 12 1937  52.500 -177.500  80 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Reported felt on board ships over a large area south of the Aleutian Islands.

 

 9  3 19 11 29 1944 -57.000 -122.000  60 7.0   Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

 9  3  6 40 12 1987 -58.859  158.476  15 7.2   Macquarie Islands

 9  3 12 35  1 1993  14.690  -92.580  27 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Felt from Chiapas to Michoacan, Mexico and as far south as El Salvador.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  3  3  5  0 1857  39.500 -120.000   0 6.2   California/Nevada area

 9  3 21 30  0 1917  46.300  -94.500   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Walls cracked at Staples, Minn. Chimneys toppled and items fell. Houses swayed windows broke and plaster cracked. Felt at Brainerd, MN. Other minor quakes in the area occurred in 1860 and possible a few years later.

 

 9  3 18 48 12 1937  52.500 -177.500  80 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3  5 31 11 1964  50.400 -129.899   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  3  6 13  9 1969  52.980 -169.890  52 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  3  1 23 54 1975  64.727 -138.683  25 5.1   Northern Alaska

 9  3 11 51  7 1986  51.120 -178.143  14 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3 12  1 11 1993  56.125 -158.172  61 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 9  3  2 53  3 1994  51.300 -178.900  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3 17  1 54 1996  26.192 -110.524  17 5.1   Gulf of California

 9  3  8 36 30 2000  38.379 -122.413  10 5.2   Central California

 

 

At least 41 injured in the Napa area. Damage and intensity were up to VII at Napa. Felt in much of northern California from Sacrament to San Francisco.

 

 9 03 09 29 27 2005  51.691  176.315  45 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 01 01 52 2007  56.958 -154.779   1 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 03 11 16 06 2010  51.451 -175.870  23 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 01 25 36 2011  51.932 -171.582  48 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 10 00 36 2012  51.224 -177.052  43 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 20 19 06 2013  51.226 -130.447   5 6.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

The earthquakes in Vancouver also appear to have a tidal base. The first of these occurred as an M 6.2 at 2019 UT. This is within minutes of local solar noon, a prime time for tidal triggering when vertical solar effects are maximized.

 

 9 03 03 27 57 2016  40.406 -125.470  10 5.7   Off the Coast of Northern California 10

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Ferndale, Loleta, Petrolia, Rio Dell, Samoa, Fortuna, Eureka, Scotia, Hydesville, Bayside, Arcata, Whitethorn, McKinleyville, Redcrest, Myers Flat, Garberville, Trinidad, Blue Lake, Piercy, Bridgeville, Hoopa, Fort Bragg, Laytonville, Crescent City, Mendocino, Albion, Comptche, Elk, Willits, Lewiston, The Sea Ranch, Redding, Anderson, Sonoma, Vallejo, Belvedere Tiburon, San Francisco, Pleasant Hill, Alameda, Boulder Creek, Sparks, Nevada, Hughson, Tillamook, Oregon and in general within about 500 km of the epicenter.  A regional foreshock of M 3.0 about 100 km northwest of this epicenter within about 30 minutes of local solar noon may have indicated the tidal promotion of this activity. This event was reported felt with intensity I-II in Crescent City and Eureka, California. This event had been expected in this summary to occur at this time as a result of tidal stresses associated with the eclipse of September 1 combined with effects on North America by landfall of Hurricane Hermine on the coast of Florida.

 

 

 9 03 12 02 44 2016  36.430  -96.932   5 5.8   Oklahoma

 

Intensity VI was felt as far as 110 km to the south at Alva and Shawnee City, Oklahoma and V was reported from Kiowa, Stillwater, Kaw City, Carney, Oklahoma City, Bixby, Okmulgee, Shawnee, Coweta, Haysville, Tuttle, Oklahoma and in Andale, Wichita, Mulvane, South Hutchinson, Lindsborg, Ottawa, Kansas; Fort Smith, Arkansas.  It was also felt with intensity up to IV as far as 500 km from the epicenter in Missouri, Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. Minor damage was common but no major damage has been reported at this writing.  A considerable amount of light to moderate damage occurred and included, among others, fallen plaster, crumbled brickwork and damage to items that fell from shelves in the shaking. At least one major injury was reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1679  40.000  117.000   0 8.0   Mongolia

 9  2  0  0  0 1907  52.400 -173.300   0 7.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 16  1 40 1907  52.440  173.280   0 7.8   Near Islands

 

It is likely that the earthquake occurred in the Near Islands not in the Andreanof Islands. The location of the previous event in the Andreanof Islands is probably a transcription error (note the epicenter is the same on either side of the International Date Line). The lack of a time on the Andreanof Islands earthquake indicates this is the event in error.

 

 9  2  2 46 40 1923  35.000  139.500  60 7.7   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A strong aftershock of the great Kwanto earthquake of Sept. 1, 1923. This event continued the destruction began with the mainshock the previous day.

 

 9  2  9 27  0 1923  34.900  140.500  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  2 22 38 12 1923 -16.000  -68.500 150 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 9  2  1 21 52 1926 -33.500   59.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 9  2 16 42  0 1933  30.133  139.833 380 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 9  2 23 34 50 1948  10.000  125.500  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 9  2  0 16  2 1992  11.742  -87.340  45 7.4   Nicaragua

 

At least 180 were killed and more than 13,000 homeless in Nicaragua after this earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. Total damage estimates were up to $30 million.  Also damaging in Nicaragua. The tsunami destroyed more than 1000 homes on the western coast of Nicaragua and about 185 fishing vessels. The tsunami reached heights of up to 8 meters with inundation of nearly half a mile at Masachapa, Nicaragua. The tsunami was observed from Easter Island to Ecuador and in Valparaiso, Chile and Hawaii. The earthquake was felt throughout the Nicaragua/Costa Rica region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1907  52.400 -173.300   0 7.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

It is likely that the earthquake occurred in the Near Islands not in the Andreanof Islands. The location of the previous event in the Andreanof Islands is probably a transcription error (note the epicenter is the same on either side of the International Date Line). The lack of a time on the Andreanof Islands earthquake indicates this is the event in error.

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1927  37.330 -121.830   0 5.0   Central California

 9  2  2 47 13 1950  52.500 -170.000   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 16 27 32 1951  31.000 -117.000  16 5.2   So. California

 

Felt by many in San Diego. Windows rattled and hanging objects swung at La Mesa.

 

 9  2 14 20 14 1957  51.690 -168.010   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 22  2 49 1960  52.200 -171.400  49 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 14 10 45 1963  25.700 -109.500  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 9  2  2  7 59 1965  28.900 -112.900  11 5.2   Gulf of California

 9  2 21 27 17 1965  48.400 -128.200  26 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 9  2 14 41  7 1981  53.880 -161.260  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 10 26 21 1992  37.090 -113.472  15 5.9   Utah   area

 

Damage occurred at Cedar City and Hurricane to St. George. A large landslide was triggered and destroyed three homes at Springdale. Maximum intensity was V in the Glendale and Enterprise, UT area. Also felt in Arizona and southeastern Nevada and as far away as Flagstaff, Arizona. Felt slightly in Las Vegas.

 

 9  2  2 33 38 1999  50.696 -177.678  49 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 9 02 13 39 18 2002  43.916 -128.243  19 5.7   Coast of Oregon

 9 02 01 27 19 2005  33.160 -115.637   9 5.1   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (VI) at Calipatria; (V) at Brawley and Niland; (IV) at El Centro, Imperial, Thermal, Westmorland and Winterhaven; (III) at Blythe, Calexico, Chula Vista, Holtville, La Mesa, Palm Springs and San Diego.

 

 9 02 10 55 53 2011  52.171 -171.708  32 6.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

(GS) Felt throughout the Aleutian Islands. A tsunami with a wave height of 6 cm was recorded at Atka.

 

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

 

 9  1  0  0  0 1754  16.700  -99.200   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage at Acapulco, Mexico. A tsunami was generated.

 

 9  1  9  0  0 1898  24.500  124.700  60 7.0   Taiwan

 9  1  2 45 36 1905  45.000  143.000 230 7.5   So. Kurils

 9  1  0 45  0 1910  21.000  122.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 9  1 14 21  0 1910  24.100  122.400   0 7.3   Taiwan

 9  1  4 10  0 1912  -4.500  155.000 430 7.0   Solomon Islands

 9  1 19 16  6 1922  24.600  122.200   0 7.6   Taiwan

 

The northern District earthquake. Five people were killed, 7 wounded, 14 houses destroyed and 22 partially destroyed with 139 additional damaged.

 

 9  1  2 58 36 1923  35.300  139.500  60 8.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

The great Tokyo earthquake. This event caused up to $3 billion (U.S. Dollars) damage. More than 142,000 were killed. A tsunami was generated. This earthquake is usually referred to as the Kwanto earthquake. Up to 38,000 residents of Tokyo were burned to death in an open area where they had congregated following the earthquake for safety. The firestorm which followed th quake destroyed libraries, museums, at collections, archives and scientific data among other irreplacable structures and items. The earthquake was located in Sagami Bay southwest of Tokyo. At least 15 lines of vertical faults were found with displacement up to 6 feet. Leveling showed uplifts up to 2 meters along the Sagami Bay. The tsunami reached up to 10 meters. Many groundwater effects were observed including pulsating earthquake fountains.  More than 128,000 houses were destroyed in the quake and up to 450,000 were burned in the ensuing fire. A hotel built one year earlier with great ability to move (architect: Frank Lloyd Wright) survived with only a few cracks and was used as hospital and first aid station following the earthquake.  Building techniques in Tokyo contributed to the firestorm. These included building close to the ground and paper thin walls.

 

 9  1  3 48  0 1923  35.400  139.800  60 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of the Tokyo-Yokohama quake.

 

 9  1 22 44  8 1945 -47.470  166.120   0 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Earthquake felt throughout Otago and Southland. Also felt north at Timaru and Jackson's Bay. Maximum intensity was V.

 

 9  1  0  9 35 1961 -59.500  -27.300 131 7.5   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  1 19 20 39 1962  35.000   49.500   0 7.0   No. Iran

 

Extreme damage in northwestern Iran. Up to 12,000 killed. Especially powerful in the Buyin and Zahra areas.

 

 9  1  9 29 32 1981 -14.960 -173.085  25 7.9   Samoa Islands

 

Felt with intensity VI at Apia, Samoa. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 24 cm at Pago Pago.

 

 9  1 15 15 53 1994  40.402 -125.680  10 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Honeydew with maximum intensity up to VI. Also felt with intensity V at many localities. Felt from southern Oregon to northern California and Fresno. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 14 cm. at Crescent City, CA.

 

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

 

 9  1  2 51  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 6.9   Southeast U.S.

 9  1  0  0  0 1895  40.700  -74.800   0 5.0   New York State

 

This earthquake occurred in New Jersey in the Hunterdon County near High Bridge. Felt from Maine to West Virginia. Articles fell from shelves and buildings swayed. Felt strongly at Camden and Burlington. In Philadelphia windows broke and cookware fell.

 

 9  1  5 18 46 1954  39.360 -118.400   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 9  1 15 37 14 1960  56.300 -153.700  24 6.1   Southern Alaska

 9  1  3 46  2 1962  50.500 -179.250   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 41 42 1962  51.300 -179.900  37 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  7 51  4 1962  51.300 -179.900   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 17 16 40 1964  51.200 -170.600  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 23 19  8 1966  61.660 -149.760  66 5.1   Central Alaska

 9  1 14 30 51 1972  51.376 -178.134  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5 27 16 1979  53.970 -165.220  55 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5 28 16 1979  53.451 -164.882  50 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 15 30 18 1984  52.100 -170.370  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 22 55 50 1984  53.360 -163.320  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  0 14 20 1987  53.770 -167.208  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 15 39 1987  53.741 -167.125  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 22 13 1987  53.656 -166.956  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  1 17 47 1994  52.770 -166.987  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 15 15 53 1994  40.402 -125.680  10 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Honeydew with maximum intensity up to VI. Also felt with intensity V at many localities. Felt from southern Oregon to northern California and Fresno. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 14 cm. at Crescent City, CA.

 

 9  1 16 15 17 1994  52.103 -166.354  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  7 40 24 1997  51.175 -178.297  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5  4 42 2000  63.196 -150.555 130 5.4   Central Alaska

 9 01 12 04 22 2006  53.970 -166.392  75 5.9   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

 

 8 31 21 50  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 7.7   Southeast U.S.

 

The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. Up to 60 killed $5 million damage but probably much more. Maximum intensity IX. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event. The mainshock started with an audible noise which gradually became louder to a roar. As the roar began all objects began to shake. This shaking accelerated and frightened many. The initial shock caused many to gather in public places and was followed eight minutes later by a second shock. Further aftershocks continued and further damaged buildings. Railroads and telegraphs were damaged although many fled the area. A tsunami was generated which was observed in Jacksonville, Florida and on the Cooper River. Sulfur gas was evident in the Charleston area. Because much of Charleston was built on landfill liquefaction, amplified shaking and sand blows were all very evident. Chimneys of more than 14,000 homes fell. Three-story buildings showed damage to second story and at the top (this same phenomena caused by the wavelength of vertical waves moving upward through the building was observed int he Kobe, Japan quake of 1995). Wooden buildings fared better than stone.  Apparently there were two epicenters for this event - one near Woodstock northwest of Charleston and the other due west of Charleston. Fissures were common in the ground and water extruded from cracks in some cases in high jets. Rails were bent. The quake was felt over an area of more than 1300 km - up to about 2 million square miles. Severe damage occurred at Savannah and Columbia, S.C. Some damage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C.  Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wis and Cuba. Felt strongly at New York City.  An strong unnamed hurricane passed offshore Charleston on August 24, 1886.

 

 8 31 16 10  0 1888 -34.500  172.700   0 7.3   So. Kermadec Islands

 8 31 16 45  0 1888 -42.600  172.300   5 7.3   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Earthquake in the Amuri District of North Canterbury north of Christchurch, New Zealand. This quake ruptured the Hope Fault and caused widespread damage to buildings. Maximum intensity was up to IX. Offsets of between 1.6 and 2.4 meters were observed. The earthquake may have been triggered by the event in the South Kermadec Islands 35 minutes earlier.

 

 8 31  8  6  0 1896  39.500  140.700  10 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 8 31 14 57 30 1906  27.000   97.000 100 7.0   Myanmar

 8 31 11 36 29 1917   4.260  -74.150   0 7.3   Colombia

 

A strong earthquake hit the region of Bogota, Colombia and was highly destructive.  Total destruction hit many homes and cathedrals were greatly damaged. People fled into the streets and many were killed. Other villages which were nearly totally destroyed included Ibaqe, Soacha and Caqueza. Felt throughout western Colombia to Popayan, Cali, along the coast of the Pacific and in Panama.

 

 8 31 17 20 46 1919 -16.000  169.000 180 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8 31  1 48 38 1961 -10.700  -70.900 626 7.2   Central Peru

 

Lightly felt widely around Peru.

 

 8 31 10 47 37 1968  33.969   59.022  13 7.3   So. Iran

 

12,000-15,000 killed  with maximum intensity X at Dasht-e-Biaz, Iran.  Known as the Dasht-e Bayaxz earthquake. Disastrous in Khorasan. Many villages were completely destroyed over an area of 4,000 sq. km. 12,000 homes destroyed and more than 70,000 people were left homeless. At Dasht-e Bayaz 3,000 of the 3,500 population were killed most buried under the ruins. Mosques and other public buildings were also destroyed. Two mosques up to 300 years old were destroyed. Adobe houses were almost all completely destroyed howver brick buildings held up much better. The main destruction occured along the fault line which was up to 300 meters in places but damage occurred for tens of km from the fault.

 

 8 31 12 47 33 2012  10.811  126.638  28 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines        

 

(NEIC) One person killed and one injured at Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao. Several roads and bridges damaged and power outages occurred in several towns. A small landslide occurred on Mindanao. A local tsunami with wave heights of 0.03 meters observed at Davao, Mindanao and at Daet and Legaspi City, Luzon. Felt (VII PIVS) at Borongan, General MacArthur, Guiuan, Llorente, Oras and Sulat and (VI PIVS) at San Julian, Samar. Also felt (VII PIVS) at Tacloban and (VI PIVS) at Palo, Leyte. Felt(VI PIVS) on Siargao Island. Felt (V PIVS) at Duero, Tagbilaran City and Talibon, Bohol; Panganiban, Catanduanes Island; Cebu City, Cebu; Legaspi City and Sorsogon, Luzon; Barobo, Bislig, Butuan, Carrascal, Cateel, Compostela, Davao, Lingig, Mati and Tandag, Mindanao; Iloilo and Roxas City, Panay. Felt (IV PIVS) at Masbate, Masbate and at Bacolod and Dumaguete, Negros. Felt (III PIVS) at Mambajao, Camiguin Island, at Jordan, Guimaras Island and at Siquijor, Siquijor Island. Felt (III) on Pulau Ternate, Indonesia. Also felt at Koror, Palau.

 

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

 

 8 31 10 22  0 1861  36.100  -81.100   0 5.1   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

This shock was felt at Washington, D.C. and was felt along the Atlantic coast from Washington to Charleston, S.C. and westward to Cincinati, Ohio and Gallatin, Tennessee. Bricks fell from chimneys at Wilkesboro, N.C.

 

 8 31 21 50  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 7.7   Southeast U.S.

 

The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. Up to 60 killed $5 million damage but probably much more. Maximum intensity IX. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event. The mainshock started with an audible noise which gradually became louder to a roar. As the roar began all objects began to shake. This shaking accelerated and frightened many. The initial shock caused many to gather in public places and was followed eight minutes later by a second shock. Further aftershocks continued and further damaged buildings. Railroads and telegraphs were damaged although many fled the area. A tsunami was generated which was observed in Jacksonville, Florida and on the Cooper River. Sulfur gas was evident in the Charleston area. Because much of Charleston was built on landfill liquefaction, amplified shaking and sand blows were all very evident. Chimneys of more than 14,000 homes fell. Three-story buildings showed damage to second story and at the top (this same phenomena caused by the wavelength of vertical waves moving upward through the building was observed int he Kobe, Japan quake of 1995). Wooden buildings fared better than stone.  Apparently there were two epicenters for this event - one near Woodstock northwest of Charleston and the other due west of Charleston. Fissures were common in the ground and water extruded from cracks in some cases in high jets. Rails were bent. The quake was felt over an area of more than 1300 km - up to about 2 million square miles. Severe damage occurred at Savannah and Columbia, S.C. Some damage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C.  Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wis and Cuba. Felt strongly at New York City.  An strong unnamed hurricane passed offshore Charleston on August 24, 1886. 

 

8 31  0 40 36 1930  33.900 -118.600   0 5.2   So. California

 

In Santa Monica Bay, the event caused a cornice to fall and cracks in a bluff. Damage also occurred to buildings at Los Angeles.

 

 8 31  2 51 48 1933  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 8 31  5  2 45 1934  73.000  -71.000   0 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 31 22 20 32 1954  39.720 -118.470   0 5.8   California/Nevada area

 8 31 23  0 18 1958  63.270 -144.230  26 5.9   Central Alaska

 8 31 17  2 45 1962  51.320 -179.750  37 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 23 20 19 1964  52.400 -170.700  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 23 55 23 1964  58.500 -154.800  12 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8 31  2 30 58 1973  61.079 -147.365  43 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 31 12  2 10 1975  57.254 -151.063  12 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 31  8 58 27 1977  51.510 -173.870   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 20 42 27 1979  54.387 -161.837  20 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 22 20  8 1983  53.538 -163.686  34 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 13 15 41 1984  66.170 -135.120  33 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 16 45 17 1988  31.816 -115.769   6 5.3   So. California

 8 31  8 20 55 1995  69.360 -147.151  35 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 20 47 21 1996  51.493 -178.218  44 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 08 20 55 1995  69.360 -147.151  34 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 01 09 57 1999  51.314  179.077  68 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 06 38 36 2013  51.356 -174.926  17 6.0   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

 

 8 30  0  0  0 1125  36.000  103.900   0 7.0   So. China

 8 30  0  0  0 1844  13.000  -61.000 150 7.0   Windward Islands

 8 30 21 50  0 1902  37.000   71.000 200 7.7   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt with intensity VII in Afghanistan.

 

 8 30  2 38 34 1906 -21.000  -70.000  60 7.2   Coast No. Chile

 8 30  4  7 15 1917  -7.500  128.000 100 7.8   Banda Sea

 

Felt in the Banda Sea.

 

 8 30  3  4 57 1924   8.500  126.500  60 7.3   Central Philippines

 

Maximum intensity VIII-IX at Suriagao and Agusan. At Butuan older buildings were damaged. The greatest damage occurred to churches. A number of light houses collapsed. On the Agusan River fissures and landslides occurred. Cracks appeared in the plains of the town of Butuan. Trees fell and cliffs tumbled along the Pacific Coast.

 

 8 30 11 38 12 1926  36.700   23.200 100 7.4   Aegean Sea

 8 30  4 22  9 1967  31.620  100.330   8 7.0   So. China

 

Strong shock in the Szechwan Province, China.  No felt information is available but considerable damage is likely.

 

 8 30 17 46  9 1970  52.380  151.597 645 7.2   Northern Kurils

 8 30 21 28 31 1986  45.000   25.700 140 7.4   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Maximum intensity VIII at Bucharest, Kishinev and Kagul in Romania. Two killed.

 

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

 

 8 30 22  8  0 1942  37.682 -113.065   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Near Cedar City, Utah. Bricks were fallen from chimneys and plaster fell.

 

 8 30  4 24 26 1956  53.800 -164.020  33 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  5 24 52 1956  40.700 -126.400  33 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 8 30 18 38 20 1958  27.600 -111.700  33 6.0   Gulf of California

 8 30 13 35 24 1962  42.035 -111.741   7 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

An earthquake in northern Utah with damage up to $1 million caused considerable damage in Cache County, Utah which was declared a disaster area. Damage to old buildings was considerable. At Richmond nine houses were condemned as well as one church. Most chimneys fell. Brick and timber buildings were damaged at Lewiston. A sugar mill sustained major damage when cement fell destroying the lower roofs.  At Franklin schools had roof and plaster damage. Mudslides occurred and water damage was common. This is the most damaging shock ever recorded in the East Cache Valley Fault of Utah.

 

 8 30 21  3 58 1964  29.200 -114.400  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 30 20 20 55 1966  61.340 -147.440  45 5.6   Central Alaska

 8 30 20 23 26 1966  61.230 -147.800 111 5.3   Central Alaska

 8 30  0 16 36 1970  52.047 -179.712  84 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  8 17 49 1976  59.839 -153.275 136 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 30  6 50 41 1977  63.062 -151.033 128 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 30 15 12 28 1977  51.530 -173.910  28 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  4 17 22 1980  29.603 -113.483  15 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 30 13 30  6 1982  54.328 -161.470   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 30 12 28 40 1984  54.113 -133.639  10 5.5   British Colombia

 8 30  5 37  1 1989  51.770 -178.910  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30 11 33 35 1998  50.987 -130.545   0 6.1   British Colombia

 8 30 12 11 25 2000  52.978  173.265  33 5.1   Near Islands, Alaska

 8 30 16 25 02 2013  51.610 -175.361  33 7.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians