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

 

 7 10  0 30  0 1586 -12.100  -77.000  40 8.6   Central Peru

 

This earthquake was highly destructive in the Lima, Peru area.  Lima was mostly destroyed and the towers of the cathedral collapsed. The event was preceded by ominous rumbles which caused the residents to run from their homes saving most, but between 14 and 22 were killed by falling homes.  Damage was also recorded in Callao, Chancau, Ica and Cusco.  A tsunami was generated. The sea came in fourteen fathoms (26 meters) high immediately after the shock and inundated the country for two leagues (10 km) from the shore.  The tsunami was also observed in Tokura, Japan where it reached a height of 1-2 meters.

 

 7 10  4  0  0 1887  46.000   21.200   0 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 7 10  0  0  0 1894  40.600   28.700   0 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

This earthquake was destructive in the Gulf of Izmit near the same epicenter as the earthquake of August 1999 which killed nearly 20,000. The most severe damage was in the areas of Istanbul, Adapazari and Katirli where 83 were killed. An additional 990 were killed in the Sapanca area including 276 killed by falling buildings and other construction. Three dams providing water to Istanbul were badly damaged. Mud volcanoes were observed on the Sakarya river. Most surrounding villages were totally destroyed and liquefaction was common along with landslides in the epicentral area. A tsunami was generated which had maximum height of 1.5 meters.

 

 7 10 10 51 10 1926   1.000  126.000  40 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 7 10  5 49 52 1940  44.900  130.400 560 7.3   NE China

 7 10  3 53 38 1949  39.200   70.800  18 7.4   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

The New Catalog of Strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R. (1982) says that in an instant all the buildings in Khaft were destroyed. There were great landslides and the dust caused the entire area to grow dark. Trees were tossed to the ground. A car on the road had passengers flung from the vehicle. Nearly all construction was destroyed in the epicentral region for about 70 km along the fault that ruptured. Maximum intensity of IX to X was reached in the mountains. An avalanche along the Yasman River had a length of about 20 km and a width of over 1 km. The number killed was probably in the thousands although no official totals were published at the time.

 

 7 10  6 15 51 1958  58.600 -137.100   0 7.9   Southeast Alaska

 

One of the strongest shocks in Alaska during the 20th Century. The only settled region was that of Yakutat and effects there were relatively minor.  Three were killed on Khantaak Island. One of the largest tsunamis ever recorded was caused by a massive rockslide that hit Lituya Bay causing water to surge up the sides of the bay up to 1800 feet. A gravity wave then swept out to sea killeing at least two. At Yakutat cabins, bridges, docks and oil lines were damaged and a water tower fell.  In the mountains trees were uprooted, and large landslides occurred. In the coastal plain sand blows and fissures were observed.  Underwater cable breaks were common.

 

 7 10 18 29 16 1975   6.507  126.642  86 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity IV in eastern Mindanao.

 

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

 

 

 7 10  7 10  0 1877  39.300 -120.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 7 10  0 43  0 1917  35.250 -120.500   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

In the Lopez Canyon area of southern California. Chimneys cracked and rocks rolled down hillsides. One of a series of earthquakes in the area over a four day period.

 

 7 10  2 22 10 1919  50.000 -128.000   0 5.0   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt by the Canadian Geological Survey.

 

 7 10 13 27  0 1925  46.000 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Strong aftershock of the M 6.75 which occurred on June 28. Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area around Gallatin County and Clarkston Valley, Montana.

 

 7 10 10 48 45 1947  73.000  -71.000   0 6.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 7 10  6 15 51 1958  58.600 -137.100   0 7.9   Southeast Alaska

 

One of the strongest shocks in Alaska during the 20th Century. The only settled region was that of Yakutat and effects there were relatively minor.  Three were killed on Khantaak Island. One of the largest tsunamis ever recorded was caused by a massive rockslide that hit Lituya Bay causing water to surge up the sides of the bay up to 1800 feet. A gravity wave then swept out to sea killing at least two. At Yakutat cabins, bridges, docks and oil lines were damaged and a water tower fell.  In the mountains trees were uprooted, and large landslides occurred. In the coastal plain sand blows and fissures were observed.  Underwater cable breaks were common.

 

 7 10 13 16 20 1958  57.500 -139.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 7 10 22 16 12 1969  63.900 -146.500   0 5.0   Central Alaska

 7 10  1 39 32 1981  51.678 -176.904  61 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 10  5 48 21 1996  52.180 -171.110  37 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 10 00 31 25 2009  44.530 -129.929  10 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  9  0  0  0 1586 -12.500  -77.000   0 7.7   Central Peru

 

This earthquake was highly destructive in the Lima, Peru area.  Lima was mostly destroyed and the towers of the cathedral collapsed. The event was preceded by ominous rumbles which caused the residents to run from their homes saving most, but between 14 and 22 were killed by falling homes.  Damage was also recorded in Callao, Chancau, Ica and Cusco.  A tsunami was generated. The sea came in fourteen fathoms (26 meters) high immediately after the shock and inundated the country for two leagues (10 km) from the shore.  The tsunami was also observed in Tokura, Japan where it reached a height of 1-2 meters.

 

 7  9 15  0  0 1804  39.005  139.095   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Severe damage in Kisakata, Japan. Up to 333 killed. A tsunami was generated.  Land upheaval was noted around Chokaisan. A lake dried up. Many were drowned in the tsunami.

 

 7  9  9 40 56 1905  49.500   97.300  22 7.6   Mongolia

 

Felt in Mongolia with Intensity X.

 

 7  9 19 54 50 1907  14.000  123.000  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt in southern Luzon with intensity V. Mainly felt on the islands of Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Masbate, Negros and Panay.

 

 7  9 12 30 26 1933  44.700  150.200  40 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 7  9 13 13 50 1946 -19.000  169.000 170 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 7  9  2 35 34 1950   7.790  -72.590  33 7.0   Colombia

 

Felt strongly in Anboledas with intensity IX. $5 million U.S. Dollars damage. Up to 211 killed.

 

 7  9  4 40  4 1950  -8.000  -70.800 650 7.0   Brazil

 7  9  3 11 40 1956  36.700   25.800   0 7.8   Aegean Sea

 7  9  3 24  3 1956  36.600   25.700   0 7.2   Aegean Sea

 

Severe damage in the Dodecanese Islands. Felt with maximum intensity IX.  Fifty-three people killed. Many buildings on islands in the Aegean Sea were ruined. Most damage was on Santorini where some volcanic activity (jets of dust, ash clouds etc) was observed. The towns of Ocea, Hemerovigli and Thira towns on the slopes of Santorini were destroyed. At Patmos a famous monastery was severely damage. A tsunami followed which hit the islands in the Cyclades with height of 20-25 meters causing damage in harbors and the sinking of up to 30 boats. The shocks destroyed up to 529 houses and up to 1500 others were damaged. About 100 were injured.

 

 7  9 16 39 49 1964 -15.500  167.600 121 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt in the area of Oba, east of Espiritu Santo. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

 7  9  3  3 16 1971 -32.511  -71.207  40 7.5   Central Chile

 

Severe damage in central Chile in Illapel, Los Vilos, Salamanca and Valparaiso.  Felt with intensity IX. This event was near the epicenter of the event on August 17, 1906 and of March 28, 1965. Up to 100,000 were reported homeless.  The most extreme damage was located in alluvial valleys. In Illapel, the northern portion of the town built on granite was only slightly damaged while the southern part was completely destroyed. Adobe houses were destroyed while wood frame houses were little damaged. Non-reinforced modern buildings were damaged. The new cathedral in Valparaiso collapsed. Mud flows from broken dikes extended several kilometers. The shock was felt to Buenos Aires 1,300 km away.  A tsunami was generated with height of 1.2 meters at Valparaiso.  83 known killed 447 injured.

 

 7  9 19 24 13 1997  10.598  -63.486  20 7.0   Windward Islands

 

At least 81 people were killed with more than 500 injured and 3000 left homeless. The earthquake caused major damage in the Cariaco-Cumana area where landslides were observed. Power and telephone and water services was disrupted on several islands in the area. Felt from Trinidad, Tobago and throughout northeastern Venezuela and Maracaibo.

 

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

 

 7  9 22 38  0 1917  35.250 -120.500   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

In the Lopez Canyon area of southern California. Chimneys cracked and rocks rolled down hillsides. One of a series of earthquakes in the area over a four day period.

 

 7  9 18 44 43 1949  32.250  -70.750   0 5.8   Off East Coast U.S.

 7  9  0  0  3 1974  40.000 -125.000  12 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 7  9 14 54 21 1975  45.500  -96.100   8 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Located in western Minnesota. Minor damage occurred to walls and foundations to homes in Morris, MN. The radio station KMRS reported cracks in basement walls and several cracks occurred on Highway 59 in the Apostolic Christian Church. Also felt in North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

 

 7  9  7 40 52 1983  36.191 -120.379  12 5.2   Central California

 

Aftershock of the Coalinga earthquake of May 2, 1983. Slight damage in the Coalinga area. Felt in parts of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties.

 

 7  9 17 10 23 1986  51.907 -176.239  50 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  9  1 43 58 1992  34.239 -116.837   0 5.7   So. California

 

Aftershock of the Big Bear earthquake. Up to 16 people were injured in the in the Big Bear Lake area. Damage also occurred at Angelus Oaks. Felt throughout southern California. Rockfalls and landslides occurred in the Big Bear Lake area.

 

 7  9  7  9 37 1993  51.340 -176.230  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  9  6 33 32 1998  31.566 -118.640  38 5.0   So. California

 

Off the west coast of southern California. Not reported felt in California.

 

 7  9 19 39 47 1998  60.391 -152.821 134 6.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt in south-central Alaska in the areas of Anchorage and Cordova. Felt as far as Fairbanks.

 

 7 09 18 40 34 2002  43.550 -127.250  10 6.0   OFF COAST OF OREGON

 7 09 00 58 21 2006  51.312 -179.291  47 5.3   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

 

 7  8 15  0  0 1498  33.000  132.025   0 7.3   Kyushu, Japan area

 

May relate to an earthquake later confirmed in the Kii, Nankaido area on Sept. 20, 1498. That quake generated waves recorded at Ise, Mikawa and Izu.  Milne says the event was felt throughout Japan with intensity VII-X. Iida was unable to confirm this from local records and believes the tsunami attributed to an event on July 8 is the same as that from Sept. 20.  There does appear to have been a strong earthquake in Kyoto on July 8 however.

 

 7  8  9 45  0 1730 -33.000  -72.000   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Thought to be the greatest earthquake recorded in Chile by some writers.  Santiago was nearly completely destroyed. Concepcion was completely destroyed by a tsunami. The mainshock was followed by a series of foreshocks which began about 4 hours before the mainshock and did little damage but caused residents to spend the rest of the night outdoors. As a result only two persons were killed in Santiago by the earthquake. The ensuing tsunami caused destruction of homes even on hillsides which destroying the entire lower city of Valparaiso. Some destruction from the tsunami was located as far away as Japan where damage occurred to rice fields in Ojika peninsula.

 

 7  8  5  5  0 1843 -39.900  175.000   5 7.5   North Island, N.Z.

 

Felt Strongly at Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 7  8 15  0  0 1854  34.075  136.000   0 7.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Severe at Iga, Japan. 1352 reported killed. Damage was severe. A tsunami was generated. Waves flooded half of low island.

 

 7  8 21 30  0 1895  39.500   53.700  60 8.2   No. Iran

 

Severe damage at Krasnmovodsk. Many were probably killed but no official tolls have been published. The event was felt with intensity X.

 

 7  8 10 22  7 1918  24.500   91.000  60 7.6   Myanmar

 

Many tea estates were ruined. Felt over an area of about 800,000 sq. miles.  Occurred on alluvium. Felt as far as Madras and Arakan. Moderate damage reported.

 

 7  8  6 55 45 1942 -24.000  -70.000 140 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 

No damage reported from this intermediate depth earthquake.

 

 7  8 11 55 39 1964  -5.500  129.800 165 7.0    Banda Sea

 

An earthquake of M 7.5 followed on July 9 in the Vanuatu Islands.

 

 7  8 23 19  0 1980 -12.400  166.400  33 7.8   Vanuatu Islands

 

Limited damage at Banks and Santa Cruz Islands. Some landslides were reported. Followed on July 9 by severe earthquake in Greece and the Aegean Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  8  9 50  0 1926  35.900  -82.100   0 5.2   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Houses rattled, chimneys cracked, building foundations cracked, water pipelines broke and small objects moved within 6 miles of the epicenter.

 

 7  8 10 57 40 1940  37.450 -119.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 7  8 21 11 30 1951  40.200 -124.500   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 7  8 19 31 57 1954  39.400 -118.500   0 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershock activity in the Dixie Valley sequence.

 

 7  8 17 49 31 1963  65.800 -153.900  10 5.5   Northern Alaska

 7  8  2 31 33 1975  61.796 -154.618 162 5.1   Central Alaska

 7  8  9 37 29 1975  29.486 -113.396  36 5.6   Gulf of California

 7  8 20 57 21 1975  51.157 -178.197  16 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 7  8  9 20 44 1986  34.013 -116.725   8 6.1   So. California

 

This earthquake injured 40 in the Palm Springs, CA area. Earthquake caused an estimated $6 million U.S. dollars damage. Over 100 houses and business structures were damaged or destroyed. Electrical and telephone service were disrupted.  Landslides closed several highways. Major damage to a highway bridge on Interstate 10 occurred in Coachella Valley. Three houses were destroyed in Whitewater Canyon. A strong aftershock sequence followed.

 

 

 7  8 10 56 58 1989  52.990 -163.980  53 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7  8 16  4 42 1992  50.258 -176.285  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  8 12 56 33 1993  52.170 -170.950  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  8 17 15 26 1995  53.578 -163.740  21 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7  8 12 11 16 1997  51.469 -178.499  30 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 08 20 40 00 2006  51.214 -179.312  22 6.6   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

 

 7  7 15  0  0 1858  40.075  142.000   0 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 7  7 21 37 50 1909  36.500   69.000 230 8.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Limited damage in Hindu Kush and Afghanistan. 10 killed in Pakistan?

 

 7  7  7 57 41 1912  63.070 -146.140  25 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Violent in the Fairbanks area with felt aftershocks until July 9. Many landslides were reported throughout the area of Mt. McKinley. The earth was reported to have heaved and rolled at the northern base of Mt. McKinley.  This event was part of a strong activation of the region of Alaska which included one of the strongest volcanic episodes of the century in the world at Katmai and the Valley of 10,000 smokes. This sequence of geological events began in June, 1912.  One of the largest near-earthquake crossing asteroids in the past 100 years passed nearby around June 20 and may have helped in this unusual seismicity.

 7  7 21 23 12 1929  52.000 -178.000  60 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of a series of strong earthquakes in the region which began on July 6.

 

 7  7 10 43  4 1982 -51.225  160.513  10 7.3   Balleny Islands

 7 07 15 46 44 2000  51.411  179.978  31 6.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7  7 09 38 43 2001 -17.543  -72.077  33 7.6   Near the Coast of Peru

 

One person was killed and 30 injured in Arequipa. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed. A large boulder fell and blocked the Pan American Highway.  Power was out in Arica, Chile. Felt throughout northern Chile and southern Peru.

 

 7 07 22 43 50 2008  51.938 -177.063  67 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 7 07 19 11 46 2009  75.351  -72.453  19 6.0   Baffin Bay, Canada

 7 07 23 53 33 2010  33.420 -116.489  14 5.5   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (VI) at Mountain Center and Ranchita;(V) at Aguanga, Anza, Borrego Springs, Cabazon, Coachella, Indio, Julian, La Quinta, Mecca, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Jacinto, Thermal and Warner Springs; (IV) in much of Imperial, Riverside and San Diego Counties and in parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Felt as far as Sacramento. Felt (III) at Las Vegas, Nevada and (II) in the Bullhead City-Yuma area, Arizona. Felt as far as Tucson. Felt (IV) at Tijuana, (III) at Mexicali and(II) at Rosarito, Baja California. Felt as far as Ensenada.

 

 7 07 20 17 59 2013  51.030 -179.908   6 5.6   Andreanofd Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7  7  7 57 41 1912  63.070 -146.140  25 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Violent in the Fairbanks area with felt aftershocks until July 9. Many landslides were reported throughout the area of Mt. McKinley. The earth was reported to have heaved and rolled at the northern base of Mt. McKinley.  This event was part of a strong activation of the region of Alaska which included one of the strongest volcanic episodes of the century in the world at Katmai and the Valley of 10,000 smokes. This sequence of geological events began in June, 1912.

 

 7  7 18 41 32 1920  61.460 -140.000  15 6.0   Central Alaska

 7  7 21 23 12 1929  52.000 -178.000  60 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of a series of strong earthquakes in the region which began on July 6.

 

 7  7 16 15 51 1932  29.000 -113.000   0 6.8   Gulf of California

 7  7 18 43  0 1940  31.667 -115.083   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Lakeside, CA.

 

 7  7  2 52 59 1952  54.200 -164.500   0 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7  7  5 16  2 1958  50.100 -179.900  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Followed by an M 7.9 in southeastern Alaska on July 9, 1958.

 

 7  7 13 44 40 1964  43.400 -127.200   7 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Followed by an M 5.0 north of the Seattle area on July 14, 1964.

 

 7  7 15 58 25 1977  52.304 -170.889  52 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  6 16 21  0 1905  37.400  141.800  60 7.8   Off East Coast Honshu

 7  6  8  4 39 1954  46.500  153.200  65 7.4   So. Kurils

 7  6 23  5 33 1962  36.800   70.100 210 7.4   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tadjikistan with slight damage.

 

 7  6  7 22 12 1964  18.200 -100.400  82 7.4   Michoacan, Mexico

 

This was a major earthquake in the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico. up to 95% of houses collapsed at Cayuca de Catalan, Mexico. 18 were killed there and 50 injured. Damage was observed in Cuidad Altamirano and Platehuala, Zihuantanego and Ajuchitlan. Felt strongly at Mexico City where panic occurred.  More than 150,000 were homeless and 78 killed.

 

 7  6  3  8 24 1981 -22.293  171.742  33 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 7  6  2 49 43 1987 -14.074  167.828  48 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt strongly in the Banks Islands. A small tsunami was observed.

 

 7 06 19 03 18 2011 -29.539 -176.340  17 7.6   Kermadec Islands

 

(NEIC) Felt at Wellington, New Zealand. Also felt at Auckland, Christchurch, Gisborne, Hastings and Manukau. Felt at Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia, at Suva, Fiji and 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.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  6 15 55  0 1775  43.500  -73.500  10 5.0   New York State

 7  6 14 30  0 1873  43.000  -79.500   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Located in Ontario, Canada west of Niagara, N.Y. Felt for about one minute in Buffalo, N.Y. Rumbling sound heard. Felt in Erie and Titusville, PA.  Also felt in Ohio, West Virginia and Ontario.

 

 7  6 22 49  0 1934  41.250 -125.420   0 6.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake was felt along the coast of northern California and southern Oregon and was strongest at Eureka. Damage was slight and included stopped clocks, and some objects falling at Beatrice and Crescent City.

 

 7  6  3 31 42 1935  59.000 -139.000   0 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Lynn Canal and Haines, AK.

 

 7  6 11 13 20 1954  39.417 -118.533  10 6.8   California/Nevada area

 7  6 11 18  4 1954  39.420 -118.530   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 7  6 11 49  0 1954  39.420 -118.530   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 7  6 13 15 11 1954  39.420 -118.530   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 7  6 22  7 41 1954  39.200 -118.400   0 6.4   California/Nevada area

 

Series near Fallon, Nevada. Felt in California, Oregon and Nevada with maximum intensity IX southeast of Fallon. Several people were injured at the Naval Auxilliary Air Station where steel lockers fell. Damage occurred to canals and drainage systems. Pavement on highways cracked and buckled. Some settlement was observed for up to two feet. Older buildings were damaged at Fallon.

 

 7  6  2 22  0 1956  42.500 -126.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 7  6 16  3 13 1958  65.700 -155.200   0 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

A strong M 7.9 followed on July 9 in southeast Alaska on July 9.

 

 7  6  2  8 19 1964  26.500 -110.200  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 7  6  2 10 42 1964  26.200 -110.200  33 5.1   Gulf of California

 7  6  2 14 36 1964  26.200 -110.400  33 6.6   Gulf of California

 7  6  2 25 36 1964  26.200 -110.100  33 5.3   Gulf of California

 7  6  3  6 10 1964  26.500 -110.300  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 7  6  5  6 13 1967  62.410 -147.330  55 5.1   Central Alaska

 7  6 13 42 28 1967  52.580 -168.130  49 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  6 14  2 42 1968  41.000 -117.400  33 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

At Golconda, northern Nevada objects shifted and clocks stopped. Also some shaking at Winnemucca, Nevada where trailers shook strongly.

 

 7  6 18 45 31 1980  56.561 -154.235  26 5.4   Southern Alaska

 7  6 10 34 42 1985  30.986 -114.347   6 5.0   SW U.S.A

 7  6  0 23 42 1987  51.261 -174.492  20 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Atka, Andreanof Islands

 

 7  6  0 25 53 1987  51.763 -174.586  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  6  5 55 20 1987  51.390 -174.690  62 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  6 16 44 51 1987  51.460 -174.760  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  6 20 22 47 1987  51.508 -174.768  40 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 06 06 15 28 2000  53.203  170.368  33 5.5   Near Islands, Aleutians

 7 06 14 53 12 2009  50.435  176.992  22 6.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 06 00 50 31 2015  62.145 -150.719  12 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

NEIC reported this earthquake was felt with intensity II-III in Anchorage and east of Anchorage, in Chugiak, Cooper Landing, Eagle River, Glennallen, Kenai, Wasilla, Skwentna, Talkeetna, Willow, Alaska. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  5 18 40  6 1911  -7.500  117.500 370 7.0   Sumbawa Island area

 7  5 13 16  0 1915  42.000  148.800   7 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 7  5 14 19  2 1929  51.000 -178.000  60 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A series of large earthquakes occurred between July 5-7 in the Andreanof Islands.

 

 7  5 18 55 13 1936   6.300  126.800  60 7.3   Mindanao, Philippines

 

 

Strongly felt at Davao and Cotabato. Moderately felt at Surigao, Agusan, Zamboanga and Jolo. May have occurred about 300 km to the south of the given epicenter.

 

 7  5  0  0  0 1964 -15.500  166.500   0 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt at Espiritu Santo Islands.

 

 7 05 02 12 04 2008  53.882  152.886 632 7.7   Sea of Okhotsk

 

(NEIC) Felt at Klyuchi, Petropavlovsk- Kamchatskiy and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Recorded (2 JMA) in eastern and northern Hokkaido, Japan. Also recorded (2

 

 

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

 

 7  5  0  0  0 1871  37.000 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Two shocks were felt at Swansea and Independence causing people to run from buildings.

 

 7  5 14 19  2 1929  51.000 -178.000  60 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A series of large earthquakes occurred between July 5-7 in the Andreanof Islands.

 

 7  5  1 41  0 1937  71.400 -137.700   0 5.5   Northern Alaska

 7  5 22 43 44 1961  50.300  -66.683  10 5.0   Maritime provinces, Canada

 7  5  3 14 31 1964  60.680 -145.260  21 5.0   Central Alaska

 7  5 19  8  0 1964  26.340 -110.210  29 5.7   Gulf of California

 7  5  2 21 47 1966  52.100 -178.900  53 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  5  0 45 17 1968  34.118 -119.703   6 5.2   So. California

 

A series of shocks in the Santa Barbara area. Acoustical tile and lights fell, windows broke and merchandise fell from shelves at Goleta. Chimneys and lights were damaged in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

 

 7  5 10 16 39 1972  49.451 -127.188  26 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 7  5  7 49  4 1973  57.895 -137.989  32 5.4   Southeast Alaska

 

Aftershock of M 6.0 at Gustavus on July 3.

 

 7  5 18 28 28 1976  51.330 -179.156  54 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  5 15 19 23 1980  51.466 -178.426  51 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  5  3  1 33 1986  51.248 -179.746  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  5  0  6 10 1987  51.579 -174.717  24 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  5  9 22 59 1987  51.505 -174.703  24 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  5 21 18 27 1992  34.583 -116.319   0 5.4   So. California

 

Additional minor damage in the Landers area. Aftershock of Landers earthquake.

 

 7  5  1  6  1 1998  52.470 -170.593  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 7 05 12 56 13 2008  51.660  179.461  73 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 05 16 41 39 2002  63.502 -147.425   0.5.1   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at North Pole and (III) at Fairbanks. Also felt at Cantwell, Delta Junction and Denali.

 

 

 

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

 

 7  4 13 33 26 1911  36.000   70.500 190 7.6   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt with intensity VIII in Hindu Kush

 

 7  4 17 48 24 1914  29.000  128.000 210 7.0   Ryukyu Islands

 7  4 23 38 54 1914  -5.500  129.000 200 7.0    Banda Sea

 7  4  0 38 20 1917  25.000  123.000  60 7.7   Ryukyu Islands

 7  4  5 36 30 1917  25.000  123.000  60 7.2   Ryukyu Islands

 7  4 14 18 20 1921  25.500  141.500 200 7.2   Bonin Islands

 7  4 18 33 39 1966  51.990  179.950  16 7.0   Rat Islands

 

Felt at Adak

 

 7  4 19 30 42 1974  45.100   94.000  33 7.5   Mongolia

 

In the Altai Range, Mongolia. Aftershocks on July 4 of M 5.1 and 5.3.

 

 7  4  1 20  8 1982  27.800  137.233 560 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.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  4 20 40  0 1916  40.500 -124.500   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

Chimneys fell in Humboldt County. Woodpiles fell over, milk spilled from pans and a plate glass window broke at Ferndale.

 

 7  4  4 28 35 1929  64.000 -148.000  25 6.5   Northern Alaska

 

Followed by a strong M 7.0 in the Andreanof Islands on July 5, 1929.

 

 7  4  4 28 35 1960  51.790 -131.190   0 6.6   British Colombia

 7  4 13 10  5 1960  51.800 -131.100  33 6.0   British Colombia

 

Preceded on July 3 by strong M 7.0 in the Andreanof Islands.

 

 7  4  1 36 32 1966  51.900 -179.900  20 6.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt slightly at U.S. Naval Base on Adak.

 

 7  4 18 50 24 1966  51.520 -179.700  36 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  4 21 52  6 1977  40.323 -126.734  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 7  4 22  5 42 1977  40.248 -127.286  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 7  4 18 57 34 1979  52.835 -167.123  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  4  8 54 40 1986  62.820 -124.090   3 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

 7  4 11 39 40 1996  61.852 -150.830  55 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla and Willow, Alaska.

 

 7  4 11  4  2 1997  51.417 -178.582  58 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 05 01 06 01 1998  52.470 -170.593  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 05 12 56 13 2008  51.660  179.461  73 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 05 16 41 39 2002  63.502 -147.425   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at North Pole and (III) at Fairbanks. Also felt at Cantwell, Delta Junction and Denali.

 

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

 

 7  3  6 52  5 1918  -3.500  142.500  60 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 7  3  4 40  6 1924  36.000   84.000  60 7.2   Xizang

 7  3 22 31 26 1954  -6.500  105.300  80 7.0   So. of Java

 7  3 20 20 46 1960  50.280 -177.100   0 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak, Alaska

 

 7  3  4 36 52 1985  -4.439  152.828  33 7.4   New Britain

 

Felt at Rabaul, New Britain where landslides and ground cracks appeared.  A tsunami of 1.3 meters maximum height was generated in the Rabaul harbour.  This was followed by a seiche about 15 hours later. Also felt at Panguna, Solomon Islands.

 

 7  3 19 50 51 1995 -29.211 -177.589  35 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  3  0 53  0 1929  62.500 -149.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Followed on July 5-7 by a series of moderate to strong earthquakes in the Andreanof Islands.

 

 7  3 12 24 37 1957  50.500 -179.000   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3  3 19 18 1960  50.500 -175.500   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 20 20 46 1960  50.280 -177.100   0 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

Felt at Adak, AK.

 

 7  3  3 55 12 1966  52.420 -170.310  42 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 16 59 35 1973  57.980 -138.021  33 6.4   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Gustavus. Trees, bushes and vehicles rocked. Felt with intensity IV at Juneau and Yakutat.

 

 7  3 17 44 16 1973  57.993 -137.884  33 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 7  3  5  0 59 1974  40.424 -125.136  12 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Bridgeville and Eureka where small objects shifted. Felt with intensity IV at Ferndale, Petrolia and Fortuna, CA.

 

 7  3 12 55 43 1977  52.540 -167.470   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 18 40  8 1983  37.535 -118.858   8 5.2   California/Nevada area

 7  3 17 33 32 1986  51.412 -176.017  19 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 17  9 54 1989  51.218 -175.033   7 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 12 18 58 1992  50.900 -179.290  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3  1 43 57 1999  47.147 -123.296  61 5.9   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt from Vancouver, B.C. on the north to Portland, OR on the south. Damage occurred with intensity VII at Aberdeen and Montesano. Seven people were injured in Abderdeen and Satsop and one other at Olympia, WA.

 

 7  3 15 26  8 1999  61.518 -150.474  65 5.0   Central Alaska

 7 03 03 40 27 2013  51.618 -167.017   5 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 03 04 43 42 2014  51.938  178.521 122 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 03 19 06 47 2014  52.071  178.460 104 5.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 03 16 13 33 2016  51.616 -178.527  28 5.3   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

 

 7  2 10 30  0 1552 -16.600  -71.300  30 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

 

Felt with intensity IX in the epicentral area.

 

 7  2 21  3 42 1930  25.500   90.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

Severe damage in Assam, India. The earthquake did not cause fatalities though some were injured. Masonry buildings in Dhubri were destroyed. Water effects such as fountains and well water changes were common throughout the area. Felt from Kolkata, Chittagong and over most of eastern India.

 

 7  2  2 37 15 1937 -14.300  167.000  80 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 7  2 11 50  0 1938 -11.272  -75.951  15 7.0   Central Peru

 7  2 19 57 13 1949  16.000  148.000  50 7.1   No. Marianas

 7  2  6 56 59 1953 -19.000  169.000 223 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 7  2  0 42 22 1957  36.210   52.720   0 7.4   No. Iran

 

Maximum intensity X at Sangechal, Iran. Great damage throughout northern Iran. About 2000 killed.

 

 7  2 20 58 38 1965  53.030 -167.550  40 7.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Dishes were broken on Umnak Island, Fox Islands. Books were tossed about the room of one house. Felt widely at Cold Bay. Buildings creaked and lamps swayed. A minor tsunami occurred with maximum height of 4 inches at Unalaska.

 

 7  2 23 26 27 1974 -29.082 -175.954  33 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  2 16 29  0 1936  39.300 -118.200   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 7  2  4 29 30 1960  51.500 -173.500   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  2  1 19  2 1964  60.000 -146.390  17 5.4   Central Alaska

 7  2 20 58 38 1965  53.030 -167.550  40 6.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Dishes were broken on Umnak Island, Fox Islands. Books were tossed about the room of one house. Felt widely at Cold Bay. Buildings creaked and lamps swayed. A minor tsunami occurred with maximum height of 4 inches at Unalaska.

 

 7  2 21 29 20 1984  56.440 -154.910  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 7  2 15 26 59 1993  53.082 -161.881  33 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7  2  4 47  8 1998  51.972 -169.671  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  2 11 46 22 1999  49.565 -128.991  10 6.0   Vancouver Island area

 7 02 03 53 56 2006  51.713  176.930   8 5.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 02 16 58 00 2006  51.188 -179.387  46 5.5   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

 

 7  1  0  0  0 1879  33.200  104.700   0 7.5   So. China

 

This earthquake hit Gansu Province, China killeing more than 10,000 and causing extreme damage with intensity X. Strongest at Wudu. At Kangxian walls and houses in the Yueming temple were leveled. At Minxian houses were destroyed and many died. Damage extended to Daojiang, Sichuan and Nanzheng, Shaanxi where buildings fell.

 

 7  1  8 19  4 1927  36.750   22.750 125 7.3   No. Greece

 

Extremely damaging event in southern Greece with maximum intensity X. Felt at Oetylos and Lcaonia. An earthquake on June 30, 1927 was damaging to the north in the region of Mytikas (Acarnania) with intensity VIII.

 

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

 

 7  1 22  0  0 1911  37.250 -121.750   0 6.6   Central California

 

Strongly felt in San Jose. Chimneys fell and walls cracked at San Jose, Santa Clara, Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Buildings and instruments were damaged at Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton. Water tanks were knocked over at Coyote.  Felt from San Francisco to Carson City, NV. Aftershocks through Dec. 1911.

 

 

 7  1 13 20 50 1917  50.000 -128.000   0 6.4   British Colombia

 7  1 21 49 36 1919  50.000 -128.000   0 5.5   British Colombia

 7  1  1  9 18 1930  52.490 -132.040   0 5.7   British Colombia

 

Preceded by a swarm from June 25-30, 1930. While all these occurred on the same date no damage was associated with any of these earthquakes in the Vancouver Island area.

 

 7  1  7 50 55 1941  34.367 -119.583   0 5.9   So. California

 

Earthquake in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria with total damage up to about $100,000. Much of this was to drug- and liquor store inventory and to plate glass. Slide covered the railroad east of Santa Barbara on Rt. 101.  Telephone service was out. Most stores in Santa Barbara suffered interior damage in this late night earthquake. Sidewalks, cornices and plaster broke and water mains were common. The Santa Barbara area has a very interesting history of earthquakes over the past century. During the period 1900-2004 six earthquakes of M>5.0 were located in the Santa Barbara area (34-34.5N 119.5-120W). Of these the four that occurred in the first 75 years of the century all occurred between June 29 and July 5 (June 29, 1925 (M 6.3); June 29, 1926 (M 5.5); July 1, 1941 (M 6.0); June 29, 1968 (M:5.1); July 5, 1968 (M:5.7). The only such event not occurring in this time frame in the Santa Barbara area in the past century occurred on August 13, 1978 with M 5.4. Several factors may influence this pattern, but in determining local risk, this type of data is vital.

 

 

 7  1  5 53 14 1958  51.590 -176.870  67 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  1 13 31  6 1964  52.700 -168.200  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  1 23 10  9 1967  54.440 -157.940  38 6.2   Alaska Peninsula

 7  1 13 33 34 1973  57.862 -137.419  30 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 

The mainshock was felt widely from Yakutat to Juneau. Minor damage was observed at Sitka. Intensity V effects noted at Gustavus, Hoonah, Juneau, Sitka and Yakutat.

 

 7  1 15 12  4 1973  57.815 -137.472  25 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 7  1 18 23  7 1974  44.451 -111.080  11 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 7  1  7 41 54 1982  51.393 -179.940  51 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  1 12 48  7 1988  52.931 -166.771  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  1  7 40 30 1992  34.332 -116.462   9 5.4   So. California

 

 

Aftershock of Landers earthquake.

 

 7  1  6 23 12 1993  51.180 -178.340  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 01 19 34 39 2006  51.063 -179.314  41 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 7 01 15 50 32 2008  52.399 -168.288  31 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

 

 6 30  0  0  0 1868  24.500   91.500   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

It was reported that a few minutes after midnight with three abrupt waves shaking furniture. The duration was about half a minute.

 

 6 30 17  7  0 1905  -1.000 -168.000  60 7.6   Central Pacific Ocean

 

 

Location is questionable. The only strong event ever located in this area.  In the Phoenix Islands. Identified in Bath and Duda, "Some Aspects of Global Seismicity" Report No. 1-79, Seismological Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

 

 6 30 15 44 23 1924  45.100  147.400 120 7.7   So. Kurils

 

Slight Damage.

 

 6 30 15  6 38 1936  50.500  160.000  60 7.4   E. of Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity 9-10 in epicentral area.

 

 6 30  1 57 34 1982  44.679  151.143  33 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt at intensity V at Shikotan, Kurilsk and with III at Iturup.

 

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

 

 6 30 13 31  0 1926  35.600 -118.800   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in the Kern River Canyon. Workmen in the canyon had difficulty maintaining their footing outdoors.

 

 6 30 14  2  5 1958  73.390  -69.560   0 5.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 30 19 58 38 1960  60.300 -150.900  55 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer, Kasilof, Seward and Sterling.

 

 6 30  5  7  1 1973  54.122 -168.647   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 18 54 13 1975  44.745 -110.605   7 6.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 30 19  0  0 1975  44.770 -110.720   0 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 30 19  0 27 1975  44.750 -110.720   5 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Press reported landslides in the Yellowstone National Park area which closed many roads. Two new geysers were formed and rivers were muddied. Other geysers became noisier or changed timing or activity. Ground cracks were observed in the back country.  Telephone service was knocked out for several hours at Madison, Old Faithful and West Yellowstone. Roads were seen to corrugate for about a minute during the quake. Felt also in Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah and Washington.

 

 6 30 17 29 18 1980  38.002 -118.690   8 5.3   California/Nevada area

 6 30 18  7 39 1980  60.010 -141.047  13 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 30 18 59 32 1980  60.016 -141.109  15 5.2   Central Alaska

 6 30  6 23 47 1986  51.259 -176.167  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 19 45 18 1987  51.007 -176.434  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 14 38 12 1992  34.004 -116.361   1 5.1   So. California

 

Big Bear Lake aftershock.

 

 6 30  0 52  8 1996  51.854 -177.330  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 10 34 11 2015  51.955  177.143  66 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 29  0  0  0 1780  46.000  151.000  40 7.5   So. Kurils

 

Near Urup Island. A Russian ship was thrown onto shore. The town of Huta was destroyed. The great quake lasted about 15 minutes and was followed by withdrawal of the sea, wave, greater withdrawal and higher wave. Twelve deaths were recorded.  The recorded tsunami was registered at 12 meters height at Urup but also observed along the coast of Hokkaido.

 

 6 29  0  0  0 1880  38.600   27.100   0 7.0   Aegean Sea

 

Severe damage with intensity X in Turkey.

 

 6 29 18 36  0 1898  52.000  172.000   0 7.6   Near Islands

 6 29 22 49 38 1928 -15.000  170.500  60 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 6 29 10 28 37 1948 -15.500 -172.500  60 7.0   Tonga Islands

 6 29 10 37 41 1975  38.650  130.400 600 7.7   Korea

 

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

 

 6 29  1 12 36 1925  46.400 -111.230   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

May be same as Event of 6-28-1925 or an aftershock of that event.

 

 6 29 14 42 16 1925  34.300 -119.800   0 6.3   So. California

 

These earthquakes in the Santa Barbara region of southern California are the strongest recorded in that area and occurred about a day after the strong earthquake in Montana (see above). Damage occurred at Santa Barbara and was estimated at $9 million U.S. Dollars. A four story brick hotel with an unsupported wall lost much of its exterior. Columns collapsed on several buildings. A large church collapsed under the weight of its roof. Thirteen were killed in this earthquake. One building on marshy ground had its foundation sink 19 feet into the underlying clay. Pipes were cracked and the earth dam at Sheffield Reservoir failed, but little damage from released water was done.  The quake was strongly felt from Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys. Strong aftershocks occurred on July 3.

 

 6 29 23 21  0 1926  34.500 -119.500   0 5.5   So. California

 

This earthquake, the strongest aftershock of the M 5.3 (see above) in Santa Barbara occurred one year to the day after the mainshock. Such yearly anniversary aftershocks are more common than statistically random, the cause of this relation not being known. This event caused some chimneys to fall and killed one child by a falling brick. Additional cracks occurred and some cracks from 1925 were reopened. Also felt in Los Angeles.

 

 6 29  7 48 15 1957  51.700 -166.600  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 17  6 57 1960  52.690 -168.040   0 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 16 28  4 1962  62.400 -152.200  23 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt by many. Buildings creaked and loose objects rattled. Lamps swayed and earthquake was felt at Girdwood and Talkeetna.

 

 6 29  8  9 26 1963  40.330 -126.810  20 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6 29  4 43 32 1964  26.780 -110.750  38 5.2   Gulf of California

 6 29  7 21 33 1964  62.700 -152.000  33 5.6   Central Alaska

 6 29 10 42 46 1964  56.700 -151.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 29 19 53 30 1966  35.781 -120.066   5 5.0   Off So. California

 

Aftershock of the Parkfield earthquake of June 28.

 

 6 29 19 12 21 1968  34.250 -119.683  10 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake at Goleta and Santa Barbara caused up to $2000 US dollars damage at Goleta. A bridge at Fairview Avenue shook noticeably sending dust up to 2 feet in the air. Concrete chips, tar and mortar were shock loose onto the bridge.

 

 6 29 14  3 16 1971  54.580 -161.540   6 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 10 45 29 1975  59.165 -154.515 131 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 29  8 47 15 1977  51.418 -176.143  22 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 29  9 10 57 1978  52.750 -173.430 140 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 29  7 46 14 1980  37.975 -118.670  15 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 29  2 25 43 1986  54.600 -164.400   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 29  4 30  4 1986  52.230 -174.710  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 14 13 39 1992  34.080 -116.860  12 5.5   So. California

 6 29 16  1 43 1992  33.876 -116.267   2 5.2   So. California

 

Aftershocks of Big Bear and Landers earthquakes.

 

 6 29 17 02 18 2008  51.924 -169.924  25 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 19 33 40 2008  44.247 -129.250  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 29 04 59 33 2014  32.607 -109.151   5 5.2   Arizona  

 

This earthquake was felt widely in the states of Arizona, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, U.S. and in Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. Like many unusual earthquakes in the past several years in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas, this earthquake lies near the edge of the Ogallala Aquifer, a vast underground water reservoir which is quickly being depleted due to the region drought which has continued for more than a decade. The loss of binding water in this geologic regime may be contributing to these earthquakes as could be fracking and well injection technology.

 

 6 29 08 37 22 2016  56.348 -161.777 189 5.3   Unimak Island, Alaska

 6 29 17 19 17 2016  50.434 -175.721  10 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 28  0  0  0 1626  39.400  114.200   0 7.0   So. China

 

Earthquake occurred at about 2:00 in the morning during a strong aurora.  Strongly felt at Tatong, Sieen-hoa and Lin-k'ieou. Great damage occured at Taming and Kuangping, Chihli, Tungchang Fu, Shantung, Honan Fu, Honan Fu, Honan, and Pingyang, Shansi. The ground did not stop shaking form months. The damage was so great that it was not possible to determine how many houses were destroyed or the number of dead. Chinese sources give this total at 5200 persons but this is a gross estimate.

 

 6 28  1 15  0 1846 -14.000  -76.800  50 7.8   Central Peru

 

Earthquake was felt at intensity VI in the epicentral area.

 

 6 28 13 58 54 1921 -39.300  176.400  80 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Known as the Hawke's Bay earthquake, this event was felt from Auckland, where it woke residents to Dunedin. Chimneys fell in several locations as far away as Nelson but also at Gisborne, Napier, Taihape and Wanganui.

 

 6 28  7 58 54 1944  15.000  -92.500  60 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Off the west coast of Guatemala, little damage.

 

 6 28  7 13  0 1948  36.167  136.200  20 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

3238 killed and 9250 injured. Extensive property damage in Fukui.

 

 6 28 21 55 40 1963  46.620  153.440  43 7.0   So. Kurils

 

 6 28 11 57 35 1992  34.190 -116.540  10 7.8   So. California

 

The largest earthquake in California in 40 years, this event killed one at Yucca Valley and two others by heart attacks. More than 400 were injured.  Considerable damage occurred to buildings (bowling alley, residences, stores) in the Landers and Yucca Valley area. The maximum intensity of this earthquake was IX. It apparently triggered a second strong event several hours later in the Big Bear area east of Los Angeles. Estimated cost was $92 million U.S.  dollars. Felt in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada. Surface faulting was observed in the Barstow and Joshua Tree area with more than 5 meters horizontal displacement and up to 1.0 meters vertical displacement. Seiche was observed from Washington, Colorado and Texas.

 

 6 28 17 19 30 2002  43.752  130.666 566 7.3   Jilin-Heilongjiang Border region

 

Felt throughout Heilongjian, Jilin, Lianoning and in parts of Hebei, Henan and Inner Mongolia. Also felt at Beijing and in South Korea and Russia. Felt lightly in Japan in Honshu and Hokkaido.

 

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

 

 6 28  1 21  6 1925  46.000 -111.500   0 6.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

 

This earthquake occurred east of Helena, Montana with violent shaking over 600 square miles over a felt area of about 300,000 square miles with intensity VIII. The greatest damage occurred at Manhattan where a large schoolhouse was destroyed. Some reinforced concrete buildings survived. Many chimneys fell in all directions. Rockfalls and landslides destroyed sections of railroad track. At Three Forks similar damage was observed. A church with high unsecured walls was strongly damaged. Cracks appears in Masonry building however frame buildings were relatively undamaged. Cracks formed in the roads. Felt throughout Montana, North Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.

 

 6 28  2 10  0 1925  46.400 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 28  4 20  0 1925  46.400 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 28 23 34 58 1933  53.500 -165.000  25 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 28  4 31  4 1950  44.750 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Shock was felt throughout West Yellowstone, Montana. Knickknacks and groceries were knocked from shelves. At least six strong aftershocks were observed.

 

 6 28 22 58 49 1956  48.920 -129.350   0 6.4   Vancouver Island area

 6 28 18 22 46 1964  53.200 -162.000  39 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 19  9  5 1964  58.230 -150.420  24 5.6   Southern Alaska

 6 28  4  8 58 1966  35.777 -120.294   0 5.1   Off So. California

 6 28  4 26 14 1966  35.900 -120.500  19 5.6   Off So. California

 

Earthquake at Parkfield, this was the last in the supposed 22-year cycle of earthquakes that was expected by some to recur in 1988, but may have been delayed by the Coalinga earthquakes in 1983. This event was preceded by an M 5.0 foreshock. It reached intensity VII and showed minor surface faulting along the San Andreas Fault zone. About a mile north of Cholame pavement cracked on Highway 466 and the dividing line was offset by 4 inches. Minor damage was done to bridges in the epicentral area. Tombstones overturned in Parkfield and seiche was observed in pools and water tanks.

 

 6 28 13 59 60 1967  48.050 -106.450  33 5.6   Wyoming/Dakotas

 6 28  0 58 42 1980  37.585 -118.813   1 5.9   California/Nevada area

 6 28  3 25 17 1983  60.222 -141.267  14 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Yakutat.

 

 6 28 14 43 54 1991  34.262 -118.002  11 5.8   So. California

 

Sometimes referred to as the Glendale earthquake, this event killed one in Arcadia and a second died from a heart attack at Arcadia. At least 100 injured mostly with cuts and bruises. Damage at Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre areas estimated at $33.5 million U.S. dollars. Rockslides were located in the mountains. Felt throughout southern California.

 

 

 6 28 11 57 35 1992  34.190 -116.540  10 7.8   So. California

 

June 28, 2020 is the 28th Anniversary of the Landers/Big Bear earthquake in Southern California which occurred in 1992. This event is often considered a landmark event in that strong triggering was observed for nearly 1000 km from the epicenter, especially in volcanic regions. This caused many geophysicists to rethink the prevailing paradigm that earthquakes had no effect at distances more than several fault lengths away from the epicenter. See also global history section.

 

 6 28 15  5 29 1992  34.060 -116.900  10 6.8   So. California

 

Probably triggered by the Landers earthquake, this earthquake near Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City injured some people while causeing substantial damage and landslides in the epicentral area. Felt with maximum intensity VIII in southern California, Nevada and western Arizona.

 

 6 28 17  1 32 1992  34.178 -116.922  14 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Riverside.

 

 6 28 20 58 44 1992  51.610 -174.690  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 11 14 54 1995  51.439 -178.342  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 19 50 53 2000  58.657 -149.865  16 5.5   Southern Alaska

 6 28 09 49 47 2004  54.800 -134.250  20 6.8   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

(NEIC) Felt strongly on the northern Queen Charlotte Islands. Also felt throughout the rest of the Queen Charlotte Islands and along the northwest coast of British Columbia at Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Stewart and Terrace. Felt (VI) at Craig; (V) at Klawock, Metlakatla and Petersburg; (IV) at Hyder, Juneau and Ketchikan; (III) at Sitka and Wrangell, Alaska.

 

 6 28 06 48 32 2011  52.087 -171.702  30 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 08 10 09 2015  19.312 -155.214   0 5.1   Hawaii

 

Felt with moderate intensity in Hawaii at Hilo, Honokaa, Kamuela, Naalehu, Kailua Kona, Keaau, Kuristown, Laupahoehoe, Volcano and Pepeekeo, Hawaii.

 

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

 

 6 27  5 30  0 1742  53.300  104.000  40 7.7   So. Siberia

 

This earthquake was reported on from the main Adminstrative Office of Eastern Siberia.  This and description of events in Kamchatka, and southern Siberia in 1957 are summaries from: "New Catalog of strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R. from Ancient times through 1977" WDCA Report SE-31 July 1982.

 

This event broke the cross in the cathedral and caused considerable damage at the Spasskaya church including fallen bricks and large cracks. At the hours of the Vice Governor all the stoves were destroyed and chimneys thrown down.  All the chimneys of ordinary homes were collapsed. The earthquake caused damage from Irkutsk throughout the entire Baikal region.

 

 6 27  0  0  0 1854  50.500  158.000  40 7.0   Kamchatka

 6 27  0  9  0 1904  52.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

This is like the same event as has been reported as occurring on June 25, 2004 at 14:45:36 UT? That event woke the entire city of Petropavlovsk with and underground roar. A tsunami was obsrved in the Avachin Bay. Earthquakes continued to be felt in the area through June 28, 1904.  Houses shook, windows broke and chimneys fell.  Citizens fled during the earthquake. The second earthquake threw boats off the bay onto the shore about 50 meters. Large portions of the cliff collasped into the sea some making loud noises. The sound was described as sounding like the roar of many cannons. (Data from New Catalog of Strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R. from Ancient Times through 1977, July 1982).

 

 6 27 12 47  5 1929 -54.000  -29.500  25 8.3   So. Sandwich Islands

 6 27 13  8 20 1945  27.000 -111.000  60 7.0   Gulf of California

 

Felt in Lower California.

 

 6 27  0  9 28 1957  56.500  116.000  60 7.9   So. Siberia

 

The second strong damaging earthquake to occur in the Baikal region on this date, this event caused subsidence of 5-6 meters in the Namarakit trough. Seismic disclocations cover an area over 30 km with fissures up to 19 meters wide and 4 meters in height. Other structures such as twisted folds, seismic domes, shear fissures etc were observed. Changes in underground water occurred at high large distances. Local hot springs as far as 180 km from the epicenter increased temperture by about 5 degrees Celsius. Under ground water levels rose about 2 meters in the city of Chitka and flow nearly doubled.

 

The earthquake occurred in a relatively unpopulated area. At the nearest settlements, about 50 km to the west in Bezymyannyy stoves and chimneys were destroyed. In the city of Bodayho about 250 km from the epicenter cracks and ruin of chimneys and stoves occurred. As far away as 500 km plaster cracked and cracks appeared in buildings (at Chitka). Felt area was about 2 million square km.

 

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

 

 6 27 18 21  0 1925  46.000 -111.200   0 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Event occurred on June 28 UT. The most severe damage occurred in Gallatin, Montana. Propoerty damage did not exceed $150,000 because of the remote nature of the epicenter. At Manhattan the local high school and greade school was severely damage. Churches and schools at Three Forks also sustained damage. Aftershocks demolished a church. Poorly constructed masonry buildings were severely damaged in Logan and Three Forks. Trains were delayed due to boulders on the tracks. A lake formed by damage in the canyon of the Sixteenmile Creek. Cracks appeared in roads and bridges. Groundwater effects were observed. Felt from North Dakota to Washington and from Southern Canada to Wyoming. (Data from Seismicity of the United States 1568-1989, U.S.G.S. Prof.  Paper 1527, 1993).

 

 6 27 13  8 20 1945  27.000 -111.000  60 7.0   Gulf of California

 

Felt in Lower California.

 

 6 27  1 28 56 1962  37.700  -88.500  25 5.5   New Madrid area

 

Local time June 26. The earthquake hit southern Illinois with slight damage at Johnston City and West Frankfort. In Williamson County effects were moderate as flower pots, pictures and clocks were damaged,  fell  and stopped. Felt in Missouri and Kentucky as well.

 

 6 27  7  8  2 1963  60.500 -140.800  31 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Not reported in U.S. Earthquakes - 1963.

 

 6 27 11  8 56 1965  60.280 -141.130  12 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 27 20 33  2 1967  51.190 -179.940  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27 17 15 39 1971  51.953 -170.454  14 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27  8 50 35 1979  70.030  -96.480  18 5.0   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 6 27 20 12 43 1984  29.918 -114.060  10 5.2   Gulf of California

 6 27  0 25  2 1985  63.860 -149.900  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 27  6  1 28 1987  42.210 -127.870   3 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 27  6  1 37 1987  43.486 -127.094  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 27 18 43 22 1988  37.130 -121.878  13 5.7   Central California

 

Likely foreshock to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. This event caused slight damage near Los Gatos. Cracks formed in plaster and houses. Minor damage was reported throughout Santa Clara County. Windows were shattered. Water flow was changed in some areas.

 

 

 6 27  7 10 23 1989  51.568 -174.339  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27  2  0 46 1990  52.364 -173.953  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27 02 39 32 2006  52.230  176.158  17 6.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 27 23 27 33 2011  52.003 -171.762  29 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 27 01 35 41 2015  53.548 -163.702  11 5.0   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 26  4 57  1 1913 -20.000 -174.000  60 8.2   Tonga Islands

 

 6 26  5 49 42 1917 -15.500 -173.000  60 8.7   Tonga Islands

 

The earthquake was in several villages and in Pago Pago. A tsunami was generated. This tsunami was observed with height up to 12 meters in Samoa on the south coast of Upolu. Also observed in Hawaii at Honolulu and on the west coast of North America.

 

 6 26  1 37 34 1924 -56.000  157.500  60 8.3   Macquarie Islands

 

This earthquake is not known to have produced any damage in the epicentral area. A tsunami was generated and observed on tidal gauges at Sydney, Australia.

 

 6 26 19 46 15 1926  36.000   28.400 100 7.4   Turkey

 

Felt with intensity XI at Rhoades, Greece and in the Dodecanese Islands.  The coast of Crete Island elevated. Casualties were reported. Earthquake was felt over a radius of about 1600 km.

 

 6 26 11 52  3 1941  12.500   92.500  60 8.7   Andaman Islands

 

Damage was severe at Madras, Andaman Islands. A few people were killed.  Also felt at Colombo, Sri Lanka. One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the region.

 

 6 26  4 38 23 1958  54.000  160.100 120 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 6 26 22 32  0 1973  43.200  146.600  50 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Aftershock of an M 7.5 on June 24, 1973.

 

 6 26 12 22  7 1996  28.045  140.165 530 7.1   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 26 22 14 39 1965  51.560 -178.480  56 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 26  6  0  0 1966  44.300 -103.400   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

This earthquake occurred in western South Dakota near Keystone where well water was muddied. Concrete steps were cracked at Rapid City. At Deadwood a tree fell. Earth sounds were reported to resemble jets flying overhead at Silver City (similar to sonic booms). Dishes rattled and the earthquake sound was heard more intensely in northwest Rapid City.

 

 6 26  1 42 21 1968  40.070 -124.280  10 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 6 26 10 47 46 1968  40.200 -124.400  33 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

Felt over about 5,000 square miles. mostly in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Chimneys were toppled and landslides were numerous. Ground cracks were observed near Mattole Rive and at least one building was damaged when the front porch was torn away. Glassware and windows broken at Petrolia.

 

 6 26  7 59 27 1975  52.360 -168.730  35 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 26 12 44 58 1985  55.400 -160.560  39 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 26 16 36 29 1987  54.200 -164.800   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 26  4 18 31 1988  31.331  -64.784  10 5.1   Off East Coast U.S.

 6 26  8 40 29 1995  34.394 -118.669  13 5.2   So. California

 

Aftershock of the Northridge earthquake. Felt with intensity V at Glendale area, throughout Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Minor damage.

 

 6 26 14  5 37 2001  61.340 -140.070  10 5.8   Central Alaska

 6 26 09 03 03 2014  51.402 -178.490  50 5.0   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

 

 6 25 14 45 36 1904  52.000  159.000  30 7.7   Kamchatka

 6 25 21  0 30 1904  52.000  159.000  60 8.1   Kamchatka

 

This earthquake began with a strong underground roar which woke the whole city of Petropavlovsk. Houses shook, windows broke and chimneys fell.  Citizens fled during hte earthquake. The second earthquake threw boats off the bay onto the shore about 50 meters. Large portions of the cliff collapsed into the sea some making loud noises. The sound was described as sounding like the roar of many cannons. (Data from New Catalog of Strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R. from Ancient Times through 1977, July 1982).

 

 6 25 17 54 36 1907   1.000  127.000 200 7.9   Halmahera

 6 25 19  6 44 1914  -4.500   99.000  60 8.1   So. of Sumatera

 

All stone houses suffered severe damage. Wooden structures were undamaged.  Twenty killed and an additional 20 were injured. Damage at Laia, Manna and Seluma.  Damage occurred to roads and bridges with some destroyed.  This earthquake was felt and created moderate damage in Indonesia at Kepahyang, Bengkulu, Lais, Manna, Seluma with intensity IX.

 

 6 25 10 44 56 1953  -9.200  123.000   0 7.1   Flores Island area

 

No damage reports.

 

 6 25 19 18 57 1976  -4.603  140.091  33 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 

This earthquake occurred at Jayapura. Felt by many people but no damage was reported. Landslides were observed and ground cracks were reported in Irian Jaya. (data for this and 1914 event from Southeast Asia association of Seismologiy Series on Seismology, June 1985).

 

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

 

 6 25 20 45 27 1933  39.080 -119.330   1 6.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over about 40,000 square miles. Churches and homes were badly damaged at Virginia city. Chimneys, windows and walls cracked. Plaster was cracked over many areas. At Yerington the courthouse separated 2 inches from its base. Chimneys fell.

 

 6 25  4 25 24 1943  48.500 -105.000   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Shock in southern Sheridan County, Montana. Felt strongest around Homestead and Froid. Wheat spilled out of a local grannery. Subterranean sounds were heard. At Reserve these sounds were thunderous.

 

 6 25 16 12 37 1951  61.100 -150.100 128 6.2   Central Alaska

 

This event was sharply felt in Anchorage and caused fixtures to sway, cars to bounce in the streets and items to fall from shelves. Lights were shattered throughout the area. Phonograph records rolled out of folders at radio station KENI  Felt most strongly at Spenard and Cordova.

 

 6 25 12 10 39 1952  60.300 -141.100   0 5.0   Central Alaska

 6 25  8 26 22 1963  44.300 -129.100  32 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 25 17 24 55 1964  43.600 -130.200  33 5.4   North Pacific Ocean

 6 25 16  8 55 1970  39.600  -71.000   0 5.0   Off East Coast U.S.

 6 25  7 11 23 1973  52.830 -174.650 208 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 25  5 44  7 1975  64.853 -133.506  33 5.1   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 25  1 36 40 1981  54.837 -159.752  30 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6 25  0 36 51 1989  56.200 -169.600   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 25 18 14 18 1992  51.620 -173.270  31 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 25 12 15 13 1994  58.970 -152.460  66 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 25 22 51 58 1998  50.200 -130.000  33 5.1   British Colombia

 6 25 22 52  4 1998  50.371 -129.727  10 5.3   British Colombia

 6 25 02 32 24 2007  41.116 -124.824   3 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Kneeland; (IV) at Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Loleta, Petrolia and Samoa;(III) at Arcata, Bayside, Bridgeville, Garberville, Hydesville, Klamath, Korbel, McKinleyville, Rio Dell, Trinidad and Whitethorn; (II) at Crescent City, Fort Bragg, Redway and Scotia. Also felt at Carlotta, Hyampom, Leggett, Myers Flat, Redcrest, Santa Rosa, Willow Creek, Yuba City and in parts of the San Francisco Bay area. Felt (II) at Brookings, Oregon.

 

 6 25 13 18 58 2007  51.697 -173.508  45 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 25 00 03 05 2014  51.971  178.462 113 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 24  7  2 30 1901  27.000  130.000  60 7.9   Bonin Islands

 6 24 11 17 49 1906  15.000   92.000  60 7.3   Andaman Islands

 6 24 21 54 46 1933  -5.500  104.800  60 7.5   So. of Sumatera

 

This event was followed by a large number of aftershocks. Structural damage was observed in the western part of South Sumatra. Large fissures and subsidence was observed between Kotaagung and Makaka across the Barisan mountain range.

 

 

 6 24 23 23 14 1935 -15.800  167.800 140 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 6 24 11 16 26 1942 -40.900  175.900  15 7.2   So. Island, N.Z.

 

This event was preceded by a strong foreshock about 3 hours earlier. Considerable damage occurred at Masterton and Wairarapa. Poorly constructed and older buildings suffered severely however modern buildings were relatively unharmed. A few people suffered injuries but no one was killed. The maximum intensity was given at IX. Damage to private buildings in Wellington was widespread. Up to 20,000 chimneys were damaged. Surface rupture was observed but was not as striking as might be expected.

 

 6 24 22 38 48 1949  -5.000  106.500  60 7.0   So. of Java

 6 24 22 25 34 1950 -20.500  169.500  40 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 6 24 13  9  8 1970  51.753 -131.024  12 7.0   British Colombia

 

Felt on Queen Charlotte Islands and in western British Columbia.

 

 6 24  2 43 25 1973  43.380  146.520  65 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

 

One person was injured and damage was reported in the Nemuro area. Felt throughout Hokkaido, Japan. A minor tsunami was reported in Japan and the Kuril Islands.

 

 6 24  3 11 32 1986  -4.400  144.200 113 7.4   Papua New Guinea

 

Damage occurred and landslides were recorded in the Papua New Guinea highlands.  Maximum intensity placed at VII. Submarine cables from Madang and Guam were damaged. Estimated damage at $500,00 US dollars. Felt from Tabulil to Port Moresby and as far as Bougainville.

 

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

 

 6 24 13  1 54 1939  36.800 -121.450   0 5.5   Central California

 

This earthquake occurred near Hollister with its greatest intensity southwest of Hollister. Damage to Ranch chimneys and small cracks in the ground were observed. Furniture and water moved. Bricks and highways were cracked. Earth cracks of 0.5-1 inches in width were observed.

 

 6 24 16 27 27 1939  32.000 -117.500  16 5.2   So. California

 

Several hours after the Hollister earthquake there may be a triggering relation here. This event was felt throughout the San Diego area and in many areas of San Diego county. Followed by one immediate felt aftershock.

 

 6 24  4 26 31 1963  59.500 -152.100   0 6.7   Southern Alaska

 

Maximum intensity (VII) at Barbara Point. Damage was also observed at Homer and Seldovia. At Barbara Point nearly everything fell from shelves.  Trees and rocks fell from hillsides. Heavy equipment was moved. In Homer and Sedovia chimneys were toppled and plaster and small to heavy objects were slightly damaged.

 

 6 24 16 17 18 1963  52.500 -172.000  70 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 24  7 30 31 1970  51.840 -130.763  33 5.4   British Colombia

 6 24 13  9  8 1970  51.753 -131.024  12 7.0   British Colombia

 6 24 13 17  4 1970  51.740 -131.200  64 5.2   British Colombia

 

Felt on Queen Charlotte Islands and in western British Columbia.

 

 6 24 21 20 22 1974  63.162 -149.855  93 5.5   Central Alaska

 6 24 12 15 32 1975  63.029 -150.895 139 5.3   Central Alaska

 6 24 21 33 10 1984  51.101 -130.502  10 5.7   British Colombia

 

Felt lightly at Ocean Falls, British Columbia.

 

 6 24 20 46  3 1986  66.133 -149.639  10 5.2   Northern Alaska

 6 24  4 59  3 1991  58.400 -137.230   3 6.3   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Gustavus and Skagway. Also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

 

 6 24 19 54  5 1991  51.210 -178.630  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 24 12 11 26 1992  51.501 -173.446  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 24 14  1 46 1992  51.810 -173.440  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 24 10 28 34 2003  51.461  176.653  10 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 24 03 09 39 2011  52.050 -171.836  52 7.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 24 00 52 28 2014  51.992  178.431 102 5.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 24 22 32 20 2015  61.733 -151.987 104 5.7   Southern Alaska

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in India, Chugiak, Cooper Landing, Eagle River, Kasilof, Anchorage, Moose Pass, Talkeetna, Willow, and II-III in Denali National Park, Healy, Cantwell, Fairbanks, North Pole, Clear, Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Willow, Valdez, Sterling, Soldotna, Seward, Palmer, Kodiak, Homer, Glennallen, Girdwood, Anchor Point, Elmendorf AFB, East of Anchorage, Matanuska-Sustina border, N Lake and Peninsula Border, West Kenai Peninsula, Boroug, Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 23 17 13 22 1946  49.800 -124.500  60 7.3   Washington state, U.S.

 

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the Puget Sound area. This event caused considerable damage in the epicentral area. The bottom of Deep Bay in Georgia Strait subsided by from 9 to 84 feet. Read Island saw a 10-foot vertical rise. Chimneys fell in the Port Angeles area and damage occurred in high rise buildings in Seattle and the Puget Sound. Felt as far south as Oregon. Felt over about 55,000 square miles. Some beaches sank as much as 100 feet. One person was killed when waves caused by a landslide overturned his boat. Flooding from the sea occurred to fields and highways. Rockslides and muddy water was common. Damage in Vancouver, BC consisted of cracked walls and downed chimneys. Changes in terrain and fallen trees were reported in many areas.

 

 

 6 23  1 26 35 1964  42.983  146.467  80 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 23 20 33 14 2001 -16.265  -73.641  33 8.4   Near the coast of Peru          

 

The earthquake killed at least 75 including at least 26 by a tsunami.  Nearly 18,000 homes were destroyed and more than 35,000 damaged in Arequipa, Camana and Tacna while injuring nearly 2700. Besides the 26 killed by the tsunami an additional 64 were missing. Many historic buildings were damaged or destroyed at Arequipa. Landslides blocked many highways. The earthquake followed by several days a total eclipse of the sun in the area. A tsunami was generated with maximum height to 7 meters and inundated up to 1 km inland.

 

 6 23 12 12 34 2003  51.439  176.793  20 7.0   Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands

 

Felt on Shemya (IV).

 

 6 23 20 53 09 2014  51.797  178.760 107 7.9   Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 23  7 24  0 1909  39.330 -120.920   0 5.5   Central California

 

This earthquake occurred in Sierra County, California. Chimneys were thrown down at Downieville. Damage was severe in North Bloomfield and at Bowman's Dam. Felt to Sacramento. Numerous aftershocks were recorded.

 

 6 23  3 59  0 1915  32.800 -115.500   0 6.2   So. California

 6 23  4 56  0 1915  32.800 -115.500   0 6.2   So. California

 

Damage estimated at about $900,000 in southern Imperial Valley. This was mainly caused by poor quality construction in the area. Most well-constructed homes survived with only cracks. Six were killed in Mexicali, Mexico after they returned to their homes after the first shock and the buildings collapsed in the second shock. Unstable river banks collapsed and more water was needed for irrigation following the quakes due to cracks in irrigation systems.

 

 6 23 15  4 34 1934  39.100 -118.800   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Questionable parameters.

 

 6 23  6 37 53 1944  49.400  -67.800   0 5.1   Maine

 

About 10 miles north of Godbout, Quebec. Followed on June 24 by an M 3.7 about 500 km to the west near Lachute, Quebec.

 

 6 23 17 13 22 1946  49.800 -124.500  60 7.3   Washington state, U.S.

 

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the Puget Sound area. This event caused considerable damage in the epicentral area. The bottom of Deep Bay in Georgia Strait subsided by from 9 to 84 feet. Read Island saw a 10-foot vertical rise. Chimneys fell in the Port Angeles area and damage occurred in high rise buildings in Seattle and the Puget Sound. Felt as far south as Oregon. Felt over about 55,000 square miles. Some beaches sank as much as 100 feet. One person was killed when waves caused by a landslide overturned his boat. Flooding from the sea occurred to fields and highways. Rockslides and muddy water was common. Damage in Vancouver, BC consisted of cracked walls and downed chimneys. Changes in terrain and fallen trees were reported in many areas.

 

 6 23  3 27  2 1957  58.500 -137.000   0 5.7   Southeast Alaska

 6 23 14 35  2 1959  38.920 -118.890   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 6 23 15  4 34 1959  39.100 -118.800   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt south of Shurz, Nevada. Felt in California and western Nevada. Chimneys were twisted and cracked. Minor aftershocks and rockslides were observed.

 

 6 23  8 55 55 1961  44.100 -128.900  56 5.4   North Pacific Ocean

 6 23  4 54 38 1964  32.700 -117.100   8 5.5   So. California

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 22 13 49 52 1913  48.000 -178.000  60 7.2   Northern Pacific Ocean

 6 22  6 44 33 1923  22.800   98.800  60 7.3   Myanmar

 6 22  9 18 43 1945  43.900  146.500 110 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 22 21 41 59 1952  46.800  153.600  45 7.2   So. Kurils

 6 22 23 50 23 1957  -1.500  137.000  60 7.5   West Irian, PNG

 

Substantial damage in the region of Geelvink Bay, Irian Jaya.

 

 6 22 12  8 33 1977 -22.878 -175.900  65 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.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 22 13 49 52 1913  48.000 -178.000  60 7.2   Northern Pacific Ocean

 6 22  3 46 54 1923  56.000 -136.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 6 22 19  9 54 1954  54.170 -133.630   0 5.0   British Colombia

 6 22 23 28 47 1960  51.680 -173.430   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 11 38 49 1966  61.320 -147.640  16 5.2   Central Alaska

 6 22 15 36 40 1967  51.730 -176.810  59 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 10 45 25 1969  51.460 -179.950  56 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 15 58 18 1969  51.450 -179.900  61 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 14 39 30 1970  55.310 -156.390  25 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 6 22 14 44  8 1970  55.220 -156.690   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 6 22  5 41 28 1978  51.605 -179.412  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 22 56 21 1984  54.210 -163.270  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 22  5 28 56 1986  51.600 -175.700   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 18  1 50 1986  50.570 -174.770  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 13 33 28 1988  54.108 -161.840  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 22  7 24 34 1997  51.487 -178.241  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 19 28 05 2009  61.939 -150.704  64 5.5   Central Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Trapper Creek; (IV) at Anchorage, Elmendorf AFB, Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood, Palmer, Talkeetna, Wasilla and Willow; (III) at Fort Richardson, Kenai, Soldotna and Sterling; (II) at Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Homer, Seward and Valdez. Also felt at Anchor Point, Cooper Landing, Cordova, Glennallen, Indian, Kasilof, Moose Pass, Ninilchik and North Pole.

 

 6 22 19 55 24 2009  51.277 -178.201  35 5.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 6 22 21 05 33 2009  51.346 -178.248  29 5.4   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

 

 6 21  0  0  0 1847  46.000  152.000  40 7.5   So. Kurils

 6 21 20 52  0 1900  20.000  -80.000  60 7.9   Northern Cuba

 

Questionable event parameters.

 

 6 21 21 32 30 1916 -28.500  -63.000 600 7.5   Argentina

 6 21 16 27 13 1928  60.000 -146.500  60 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt from the Kenai Peninsula to Copper River Valley. Two major associated shocks were recorded (one was a foreshock about 5 hours earlier and one an aftershock about an hour later). Thirty miles north of Cordova men were thrown from their bunks. Plaster cracked at Cordova. Landslides were common in the mountains. Ground motion was described as rolling waves. Felt at Anchorage and Valdez.

 

 6 21 10 58 20 1944 -22.000  169.000  50 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 6 21  6 55 37 1950 -20.300  169.300  40 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 6 21  6 25 25 1983  41.260  139.002   6 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Some damage on northern Honshu. Felt with intensity IV. A 1 meter tsunami was observed at Akita and reported along many areas of northern Honshu.

 

 6 21 13 57 10 1996  51.568  159.119  20 7.0   Kamchatka

 

Felt at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy with intensity IV. Also felt at Severo-Kurilsk.

 

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

 

 6 21  0  0  0 1808  37.800 -122.500   0 6.3   Central California

 

Adobe walls were severely damaged in San Francisco. At least one room collapsed at headquarters in the Presidio and the soldier's quarters were severely damaged. One of a series of up to 18 shocks over two weeks. Date of the mainshock is uncertain. The official report was written on July 17, 1808.

 

 6 21 16 27 13 1928  60.000 -146.500  60 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt from the Kenai Peninsula to Copper River Valley. Two major associated shocks were recorded (one was a foreshock about 5 hours earlier and one an aftershock about an hour later). Thirty miles north of Cordova men were thrown from their bunks. Plaster cracked at Cordova. Landslides were common in the mountains. Ground motion was described as rolling waves. Felt at Anchorage and Valdez.

 

 6 21 18 15  0 1936  46.900 -112.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Seven miles west of Lincoln, MT. Felt in the Blackfoot valley. Followed by an equally strong shock on June 22 near Marysville, MT.

 

 6 21 15 32 52 1964  32.700 -117.200   3 5.0   So. California

 

Plaster fell in San Diego and cracks formed in the beams of the Post Office.  Damage was reported at Coronado. Near the epicenter of the earthquake on June 15, 2004.

 

 6 21  1  0  0 1967  64.000 -144.000   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 6 21 18  4 50 1967  64.910 -147.590  15 5.4   Northern Alaska

 6 21 18 13  5 1967  64.698 -147.660  21 5.5   Northern Alaska

 6 21 18 24 47 1967  64.780 -147.700  17 5.4   Northern Alaska

 

These shocks and thousands of aftershocks caused minor property damage in Fairbanks and in areas to the south. The mainshock was felt over and area of about 90,000 square mile. By the end of the first week the number of shocks had declined from about 2000 daily to only about 400 per day. In Fairbanks, the Courthouse and State office building were most damaged. Ceiling and light fixtures were damaged. Ground cracks appeared near Badger Pass and Peede road and blue mud seeped from the cracks. Landslides were noted north of Mt. McKinley National Park. 

 

 6 21 17  3 16 1979  50.990 -131.040  18 5.2   British Colombia

 

Probably a multiple event.

 

 6 21  1 32 35 1986  52.400 -176.000   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 21  5 46 10 1987  54.120 -162.387   1 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 21  5 55 28 1987  54.260 -162.620   0 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 21  6 18 59 1987  54.500 -163.500   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 21  7 51 49 1987  54.500 -163.500   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

These events were felt at False Pass, Cold Bay and Sand Point, Alaska with intensity V on the first and III on others.

 

 6 21 10 12 14 1990  53.100 -164.700   0 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 21 15 15 53 1990  51.000 -172.700  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 21  7 29 41 1992  52.130 -169.550  45 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 21 20 24 15 1995  51.104 -130.518  10 5.4   British Colombia

 6 21 20 27 07 2001  51.579 -177.066  33 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 6 21 21 29 09 2004  61.656 -151.193  74 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchorage and Willow; (III) at Beluga River, Chugiak, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Fort Richardson, Kenai, Palmer, Sutton and Wasilla; (II) at Kasilof.

 

 6 21 16 42 12 2011  51.299  179.169  35 5.0   Rat Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 20  6  0  0 1698  -1.310  -78.780  20 7.7   Ecuador

 6 20  0  0  0 1699  -1.500  -78.500   0 7.4   Ecuador

 

Mallet (1852) gives the epicenter in the Andes near Quito on June 19, 1698.  This very violent shock ruined the towns of Hambata and Llactacunga. The summit of the volcano Garguairazo collapsed inward and from the broken part of the mountain spewed mud and water which did a great deal of damage.

 

 6 20  5  4  0 1894  35.700  139.800  60 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 6 20  2  1  8 1960 -38.000  -73.500   0 7.3   Central Chile

 

Strong aftershock of the May 1960 great earthquakes in Central Chile.

 

 6 20 20 53 13 1976   3.400   96.300  33 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 

Felt at Medan

 

 6 20 21  0 11 1990  36.989   49.346  19 7.4   No. Iran

 

Up to 50,000 were killed and 60,000 injured with more than 400,000 homeless in the Rasht, Qazvin and Zangan areas. Extensive landslides were observed. Nearly all buildings were destroyed in the regions of Rudbar and Manjil, Iran. Damage occurred as far away as Tehran. Felt throughout northwestern Iran. Some damage was also observed in southern Azerbaijan.

 

 6 20  5 18 52 1991   1.196  122.787  31 7.2   Celebes Sea

 

At least 1500 houses were damaged in the Gorontalo area. This event was felt with maximum intensity VI and with intensity IV in the Manado area. Also felt at Poso.

 

 6 20  6 19 39 2003  -7.606  -71.722 558 7.1   Amazonas, Brazil

 

Felt lightly throughout Brazil, Ecuador and northern and central Chile.

 

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

 

 6 20 20 14  0 1897  37.000 -121.500   0 6.3   Central California

 

This earthquake was very destructive to brick buildings in Gilroy and San Filipe, CA. Most structures in Hollister were also damaged. Chimneys were thrown down throughout the area. At Salinas brick structures were damaged and walls were collapsed. A ground fissure formed on the Pacheco Pass Road and a fissure nearly 300 meters long formed near San Filipe. These were probably formed by a rupture of the Calaveras Fault although the epicenter was near the San Andreas Fault in San Benito County. Felt from Woodland on the north to San Luis Obispo on the south.

 

 6 20  9 26 27 1932  43.000 -127.500   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 20  9 38  0 1952  39.700  -82.100   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Highest intensity was observed at Zanesville, OH where an old chimney was toppled. Felt throughout SE Ohio.

 

 6 20 12  7 34 1955  51.750 -179.250 100 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 20 18  4 36 1965  42.800 -126.500  33 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 20 19 16 21 1965  25.400 -109.400  33 5.8   Gulf of California

 6 20  1 24 15 1966  51.530 -178.510  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 20  7 38 50 1967  52.790 -167.060  45 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 20  2 37 52 1969  53.310 -162.410  41 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 20  4 15 54 1972  59.560 -153.490 100 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 20 15 24 60 1980  37.505 -118.838   6 5.3   California/Nevada area

 6 20  2 33 54 1997  51.481 -173.678  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 20 21 49 09 2003  52.263  179.738 176 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 20 10 02 07 2006  51.582 -130.473  10 5.6   Vancouver, Canada

 6 20 12 16 46 2014  51.949 -171.350  26 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 19  0  0  0 1716  35.000  105.200   0 7.5   So. China

 6 19  0  0  0 1718  35.000  105.200   0 7.5   So. China

 

Chinese Significant Earthquakes of the World catalog gives this as occurring in 1718 with at least 43,000 killed. Mallet (1852) also gives 3 a.m. on June 19. The event occurred at Sin-sou-sou, the capital of the Chinese province of Xansi, and was felt throughout the area. The earth was observed to rise and fall in waves like the sea to a height of 6 fathoms (quote from Mallet - what is a fathom in this case?) Continuous aftershocks from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The surface of the earth was greatly changed with huge chasms opening in many places. Great landslides occurred in the mountains. 

 

 6 19 11 22 41 1906  20.000  122.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 

Not damaging in Taiwan.

 

 6 19  7 34 37 1947  22.000  145.500  60 7.0   Volcano Islands

 6 19 12 12 59 1952  22.700   99.800   0 7.0   Myanmar

 6 19  8 13 35 1968  -5.550  -77.200  33 7.0   No. Peru

 

This earthquake was destructive in the region of San Martin Province ofPeru on the eastern slope of the Andes. 41 were killed, 100 injured and 75 percent of the houses were damaged at Moyobamba. 30 were killed at Chachapoyas and Lamas.  Landslides were common in the epicentral area which is forested and not easy to access. Ground fissures were observed. The felt area was 235,000 square miles.  Several strong aftershocks were felt in the mainshock area.

 

 6 19  6 21 59 1982  13.317  -89.333  65 7.0   Guatemala

 

At least 40 were killed and many were injured in El Salvador. Thousands were left homeless. Great damage occurred in San Salvador and to the south where landslides were common. Three were killed and 40 injured in Guatemala.  Felt throughout Central America.

 

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

 

 6 19 18 47 43 1933  61.250 -150.500  25 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Seward and Susitna, Alaska.

 

 6 19 19 20  0 1955  39.000 -118.300   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6 19 19 25 16 1955  39.000 -118.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 19 19 28 44 1966  51.730 -176.120  57 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 17  7 47 1967  52.760 -166.900  44 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 20 25  1 1969  54.180 -164.210  39 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 21 33 17 1969  52.749 -167.833  14 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 15 12 51 1972  49.936 -173.679  30 5.4   Northern Pacific Ocean

 6 19  7 19 32 1980  37.558 -118.911   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 19 14  4 30 1980  37.636 -118.847   8 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6 19  9  9 18 1986  57.210 -153.850  34 6.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt (IV ) at Kodiak, Alaska.

 

 6 19 22 28 40 1986  55.500 -161.300   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 23 41 40 1990  54.512 -161.937  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 19  0 25 45 1993  52.240 -165.410  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 14 45 40 1995  58.992 -151.206  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 19 13 40 57 2012  43.443 -127.273  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 19 15 56 32 2012  53.351  171.619  14 6.0   Near Islands, Aleutians

 6 19 20 56 41 2012  53.351  171.701  11 5.6   Near 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

 

 6 18  1 45  0 1678 -12.300  -77.800  40 8.4   Central Peru

 

This earthquake was mostly destructive in the Lima area and to tbe north at Santa Fe and destroyed a number of buildings, convents and homes particularly in the city. Cost of repairs was estimated at about three million pesos (1678 pesos). The sea was observed to recede and returned with such force to move three large vessels over a hill and the town of Santa Fe. The only remains of this town today area a sandy hill on which the remains of the hulls of these ships rested for more than 200 years. The land close to the shore was devastated for long stretches.

 

 6 18 15  0  0 1694  40.020  140.010   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 18  4 45  0 1826   5.500  -74.100  10 8.2   Colombia

 

The earthquake occurred in the middle of the night and destroyed most of the homes and edifices in the city of Bogota.  Hospitals, Convents and cathedrals also suffered much damage. Sulfurous smells were observed in the desert where a cleft opened which was over 200 ft. wide. The motion was compared to a boat on a stormy sea. A dull noise accompanied the earthquake. The quake was preceded by a long drought and followed immediately by very heavy rain. (Source: Robert Mallet, Reports on the State of Science, 1954.

 

 6 18 16  6  6 1912  59.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Part of the seismic activity associated with the eruption in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, one of the largest eruptions in the past 100 years.  That eruption began on June 8 and lasted for several months.

 

 6 18 14 35  0 1931 -14.139  -71.360  15 7.0   Central Peru

 6 18 10 12 10 1932  19.500 -103.500  60 7.9   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Earthquake was destructive in Michoacan, Jalisco and Colima. Followed by a strong series of aftershocks from Oaxaca (June 21) to Colima (June 22).

 

 6 18 21 37 29 1933  38.500  143.000  60 7.3   So. of Honshu

 

A tsunami was generated which affected the coast of Japan at Miyagi, Aomori and Hokkaido.

 

 6 18  9 30 57 1942   9.000  140.500  60 7.1   Caroline Islands

 6 18 15 31 28 1959  54.100  160.200  33 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 6 18 13 55 17 1961 -31.500  179.800 406 7.4   So. Kermadec Islands

 6 18 17 14 54 1980   9.475  126.657  54 7.2   Central Philippines

 

There were no reports of damage or casualties. Strong surface waves were recorded leading to the strong magnitude. Felt at northeastern Mindanao, Tandag, Hinatuan and Suriagao with intensity III. (Source: Catalog of Philippine Earthquakes, Southeast Asia Association of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, June 1985)

 

 6 18 22 49 41 1988  26.960 -111.040   3 7.1   Gulf of California

 6 18 17 57 47 1993 -28.678 -176.893  11 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 6 18  3 25 16 1994 -42.963  171.658  14 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Structural damage occurred at Christchurch (intensity VI). The event was felt throughout South Island and in southern North Island. Landslides were observed and blocked highways between Arthur's Pass and Christchurch.

 

 6 18 14 44 13 2000 -13.802   97.453  10 8.0   So. Indian Ocean

 

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

 

 6 18 13 43  0 1875  40.200  -84.000   0 5.3   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

This earthquake was severly felt at Columbus and Sidney. Chimneys were destroyed and walls were cracked. Felt from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri.

 

 6 18 16  6  6 1912  59.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 6 18  9 13 50 1934  60.500 -151.000  80 6.8   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout south-central Alaska. Glass was broken at Anchorage and small objects fell from shelves. Also felt at Afognak.

 

 6 18  1 38 47 1969  59.490 -144.900  29 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 6 18 23 44 15 1969  52.660 -167.870  42 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 10 17 27 1973  52.190 -164.770  15 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 18 55 38 1980  37.516 -118.837   0 5.3   California/Nevada area

 6 18  0 17 48 1984  51.570 -173.293  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 18  8  5 15 1986  51.356 -176.653  27 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 16 15 49 1988  50.966 -177.640  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 16 16  9 1988  54.500 -176.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 22 49 42 1988  26.812 -111.037  10 6.8   Gulf of California

 6 18 14  5 58 1999  51.287 -169.020  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 10 55 38 2000  52.250 -171.311  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 15 37 14 2000  65.317 -164.083  10 5.1   Northern Alaska

 6 18 17 37 15 2002  37.987  -87.780   5 5.0   Indiana         

 

Slight damage was observed at Evansville, Haubstadt and Wadesville, Indiana(intensity VI). Also felt in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

 

 6 18 18 37 52 2006  53.226 -160.632  10 5.3   South of Alaska

 6 18 03 28 07 2015  51.289  178.844  25 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 18 01 12 49 2016  53.564 -163.491  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 17  0  0  0 1515  28.600  100.800   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Also identified as occurring on June 27 (Gregorian vs. Julian date?). This earthquake was so great that it was impossible to find out how many houses had been destroyed or how many people had been killed. The ground was cracked and water burst out. Strong aftershocks continued for more than a month with 20-30 per day. In Yunnan. (data from: Regional Catalog of Earthquakes, British Association for the Advancement of Science, A catalog of Chinese Earthquakes by Shinobu Hirota, 1911, date given as June 27, Date given as June 17 by Milne in "A catalog of Destructive Earthquakes A.D. 7 to A.D. 1899" - published 1911, BAAS.

 

 6 17  3 43  0 1896  35.000  136.000  60 7.5   No. Honshu, Japan

 6 17  5 28  0 1910  21.000  121.000   0 7.0   Taiwan

 

Not included in "Major Earthquakes in Taiwan, 1897 to 1984" by Pao Hua Lee in Historical Seismograms and earthquakes of the World, edited by W.H.K.  Lee, Academic Press, 1988.

 

 6 17  3 19  0 1928  16.200  -98.000  25 7.9   Oaxaca, Mexico

 6 17  3 19 28 1928  16.330  -96.700   0 8.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Highly destructive in central Oaxaca, Mexico. Felt widely throughout the region.  Also given as occurring on June 16, 1928.

 

 6 17 21  0 39 1971 -25.402  -69.058  76 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

One was killed  and damage occurred at Catalina. Felt with intensity IV at Antofagasta, Chile.

 

 6 17  3 55  2 1973  43.150  145.880  45 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Damage was observed in Nemuro and Kishiro, Hokkaido, Japan. 24 were reported injured on Hokkaido. A minor tsunami was generated with maximum height 3.04 meters.

 

 6 17 15 11 34 1978 -17.098 -172.264  33 7.2   Tonga Islands

 6 17  1 32 57 1987  -5.500  130.800  97 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt in the Banda Sea area on Banda and Ambon.

 

 6 17 11 22 18 1996  -7.137  122.589 587 7.9   Flores Island area

 

Despite the deep focus of this earthquake (587 km) it was felt and caused some damage at Kupang, Indonesia. It was also felt at Larantuka and Maumere, Indonesia and at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Deep earthquakes at great magnitudes are often felt over wide areas but generally do little damage at the surface.

 

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

 

 6 17  9 40 15 1951  44.500 -130.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 17 10 58 43 1951  44.500 -130.000   0 5.9   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 17  1 42 23 1954  56.300 -154.100   0 6.5   Southern Alaska

 6 17 10 27  7 1959  34.500  -98.500   0 5.5   Southern Plains

 

This event was felt over approximately 12,000 square miles of Oklahoma and Texas. The maximum intensity was in the Duncan, Oklahoma area (VI with damage) and Lawton OK where cracks in pavement occurred and plaster was cracked. Houses moved and many objects were observed to move. The event was accompanied by thunderous and roaring sounds. Several water mains were reported broken in Duncan.

 

 6 17 16 35 33 1960  51.900 -173.150   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 17 18 32 14 1963  60.500 -140.800  28 5.4   Central Alaska

 6 17  2 44 59 1976  57.377 -154.229  25 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 17 16 26 49 1984  51.480 -173.300  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 17  1  4 21 1989  52.260 -174.650  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 17 16  0 47 1996  51.323 -178.231  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 17 21  3 40 1997  51.300 -179.300  33 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity IV. Also felt on Amchitka.

 

 6 17 16 55 07 2002  40.828 -124.604  22 5.3   Off Coast of California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Loleta, McKinleyville and Petrolia; (IV) at Arcata, Bayside, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Hoopa, Klamath, Korbel, Orick, Rio Dell, Scotia, Trinidad and Willow Creek. Felt in Del Norte, Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties. Also felt in Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon.

 

 6 17 06 21 42 2005  40.773 -126.574  12 6.6   Off Coast of California

 

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Aptos, Arcata, Bayside, Burlingame, Crescent City, Daly City, Emeryville, Eureka, Felton, Ferndale, Garberville, Los Gatos, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, South San Francisco and Trinidad. Also felt (III) at Grants Pass, Oregon.  Felt from southwestern Oregon south as far as the San Francisco Bay area.

 

 6 17 07 08 17 2009  51.606 -175.234  31 5.5   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

 

 6 16  8 15  0 1805   5.300  -74.500   0 7.0   Colombia

 

This earthquake was strongly damaging from Bogota to Honda. It was very violent and destroyed 212 buildings including homes and churches while causing extensive damage to 353. More than 120 were reported dead and 109 injured mostly while sleeping during this early morning earthquake.

 

 6 16  0  0  0 1819  23.600   69.600  10 8.3   Cutch, India

 

This was one of the two largest earthquakes (including the Assam earthquake of 1897) in Indian during the 19th century. It affected a very large area and is one of the first events in which extensive level changes were recorded in the earth. The area is extremely flat and changes in ground level are fairly easily observed. The only prior recorded great earthquake in the area occurred in May 1668 in the delta of the Indus and destroyed up to 30,000 homes. The earthquake was disastrous over the whole province of Cutch and buildings were destroyed over an area of about 1,900,000 sq. miles. The shock was felt from Calcutta (about 1140 miles from Bhuj), along the coast of India, and in the Ganges valley.  Observers noted it was impossible to stand during the quake especially as the earth undulated in wave-like motion. At least 1500 were killed and nearly 10,000 houses were destroyed. Inundations of waster destroyed Fort Sindri - this is probably a case of subsidence. Strong aftershocks continued through July 1919. (data from: Great Earthquakes by Charles Davison, Thomas Murby and Co. 1936).

 

 6 16 17 50  0 1908 -18.158  -70.837  30 7.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 6 16  9 30 42 1910 -19.000  169.500 100 8.6   Vanuatu Islands

 6 16  0  0  0 1928  16.200  -98.000   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Highly destructive in central Oaxaca, Mexico. Felt widely throughout the region.

 

 6 16 22 47 43 1929 -41.800  172.200  33 7.7   So. Island, N.Z.

 

This earthquake was one of the strongest ever recorded on South Island, New Zealand. It was felt throughout the entire country (North and South Island). Maximum intensity of X included extensive landslides and faulting with surface faulting observed over 8 km.  The earthquake generally known as the Buller Earthquake had a 4.5 m. scarp at Buller River with horizontal offset 2.5 m. Some terraces were displaced up to 50 m. at this fault. The quake damaged roads, bridges, buildings and other structures. 17 persons were known to be killed in the quake most of them in landslides. The majority of the epicentral area was remote and unsettled at the time of the earthquake however a railroad was being built and was not continued for some time after this earthquake near Murchison delaying modernization of South Island for several years. (data from: Atlas of Isoseismal Maps of New Zealand Earthquakes, G.L. Downes, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences monograph 11, GNS, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 1995).

 

 6 16  4  1 44 1964  38.300  139.100  57 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed 26 and injured 447 while destroying nearly 2000 houses along with 290 reported burned down. Remarkable cases of liquefaction were observed. Known as the Niigata earthquake the tsunami amplitude was up to 12-13 feet along the coasts of northern Niigata Prefecture near the epicenter (38.3N 139.1E). The tsunami was limited to the Sea of Japan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 16 23 46 58 1951  44.500 -130.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 16 19 48 25 1953  55.600 -160.400  33 6.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 16 19 48 25 1963  55.600 -160.400  60 6.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

 

While these two events are listed in catalogs neither is listed in catalogs created in 1953 or 1963. Furthermore they are exactly the same time and 10 years apart. These data are very questionable and may be erroneous. The original listing for this event comes from "The seismicity of the Earth 1953-1965", by J.P. Rothe - UNESCO. The event however is not listed under the Alaska section in U.S. Earthquakes for 1963. The report for 1953 may be a typo resulting in a spurious earthquake.

 

 6 16 12 37 23 1955  25.400 -112.800  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 6 16  9 19 50 1963  50.760 -129.630   0 5.1   British Colombia

 6 16 14 43 48 1973  45.000 -125.800  33 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 16 11 46 54 1978  33.030 -100.766  10 5.3   SW U.S.A

 

The earthquake was felt in Carlsbad, Texas where hanging pictures fell and small objects broke. Windows were broken in Fluvanna along with light furniture being moved. In Peacock windows were broken. At Snyder a mirror fell and broke. The quake was felt through western Texas and portions of New Mexico.

 

 6 16  4 22 10 1982  58.406 -155.807 164 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 6 16 15 54 38 1986  49.390 -127.070  31 5.3   Vancouver Island area

 6 16 10 51 18 1989  57.803 -154.288  43 5.6   Southern Alaska

 6 16 16 24 28 1994  34.268 -116.402   3 5.3   So. California

 

Felt (V) at Yucca Valley and with lesser intensity at Banning, Indo, Morongo Valley and Twentynine Palms.

 

 6 16 15  1 30 1996  51.388 -176.826  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 16 19 31 17 1996  51.521 -178.446  30 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 16 23 33 50 2000  51.433 -178.346  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 16 03 33 54 2010  58.033 -139.375   5 5.1   SE ALASKA

 

(NEIC) Felt (II) at Yakutat. Also felt at Gustavus, Haines and Juneau.

 

 6 16 03 56 13 2010  51.680 -173.799  50 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 6 16 19 06 05 2011  60.765 -151.076  58 5.0   Kenai Peninsula,  Alaska

 

(AEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Cooper Landing, Ninilchik, Soldotna and Sterling. Felt widely

 

 6 16 12 01 08 2014  67.721 -162.346  10 5.5   Bering Sea, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 15 15  0  0 1662  35.020  136.095   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 6 15 10 33  0 1896  39.600  144.200   0 8.5   So. of Honshu

 6 15 19 16  0 1896  39.500  144.000  60 7.5   So. of Honshu

 6 15 23  1  0 1896  39.500  144.000  60 7.5   So. of Honshu

 

27,122 killed with at least 22,000 of these near Yamashita with an additional 9,247 injured. More than 11,000 houses were wrecked  and washed away (10.617 swept out to sea and 2,456 damaged beyond repair). The main destruction occurred in the prefecture of Iwate (where more than 25,000 were killed) in the town of Kamaisi and in many regional cities and villages. It was estimated that 52% of the inhabitants of Hyori were drowned and 63% of the houses washed away. Total loss of life from the tsunami and earthquake is estimated at about 26,000 - 29,000 persons similar to that which occurred during the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. At least 100 aftershocks were recorded A further earthquake occurred on the Sanriku coast on Aug. 5, 1897 and is probably a triggered aftershock.  Tsunami heights were up to 40 meters at Shirahama, Ryori Bay and 26 meters at Yoshihana. Tsunami registered 9 meters in Hawaii. Referred to as the great Meiji Sanriku tsunami.(data from: "Great Earthquakes" by: Charles Davison, Murby and Co., 1936.)

 

 6 15  9 34  0 1901  39.000  143.000  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

A tsunami was generated which inundated 50 ha of Miyagi Prefecture.

 

 6 15 14 26  0 1911  28.000  130.000 100 8.0   Ryukyu Islands

 

There were 12 killed and 422 housed collapsed by this earthquake. A tsunami inundated Chinzei Village in Oshima.

 

 6 15  6 12 36 1928  12.500  121.500  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Destructive earthquake of Intensity VIII. The second in a pair, the first of which occurred on June 14. The destructive effects occurred along the seashore destroying a railway and destruction of a concrete warehouse. As the ground slipped towards the sea it appears that subsidence occurred with differential elevation changes along the shoreline. After the shock the land was invaded by the ocean. In Manila the shock was felt my most people and caused some items to fall and wooden buildings to creek. Estimated damage to Mindoro Sugar Company machinery was placed at P100.000. (Data from:Southeast Asia Association of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Series on Seismology Vol. IV Philippines, by Lolita C. Garcia et. al., June 1985).

 

 6 15 11 44 43 1948  33.700  135.200   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 6 15  0 59 46 1966 -10.400  160.800  34 7.5   Solomon Islands

 6 15  1 32 54 1966 -10.200  160.900  23 7.2   Solomon Islands

 6 15 11 14 52 1970 -54.336  -63.645  33 7.0   So. So. America

 6 15  0 19 34 1975  43.700  147.950  40 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A strong aftershock of the M 7.0 quake that hit the same area on June 10, 1975 and caused a minor tsunami that was observed as far as Wake Island. Felt in Hokkaido.

 

 6 15 20 42  6 1999  18.386  -97.436  70 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 15  6 34 25 1934  61.500  -59.000   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 15 15 12 42 1952  65.610 -134.850  15 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 15 17 47 14 1953  56.300 -153.800  33 6.5   Southern Alaska

 6 15 18 18 22 1957  52.000 -171.000   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 20 19 15 1964  58.800 -150.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 15 22 53  4 1964  62.100  -64.900  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 15  1  9  5 1973  45.310  -71.120  12 5.0   New England

 

Cracks formed in the road in the area around Montpelier, VT. Chimneys and storeware were thrown down and damaged esp. at Woburn Quebec. The quake also caused damage in Quebec (plaster and broken windows), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont and felt throughout the remainder of New England.

 

 6 15 12 11  2 1973  51.271 -179.380  44 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 13 38 23 1973  51.210 -179.350  48 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 19 18 48 1973  41.500 -125.530   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6 15 19 57 38 1982  51.319 -178.469  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 19 40 28 1983  56.660 -153.155  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 15  4 27 15 1984  52.298 -178.560 173 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 11 51 26 1996  51.293 -176.349  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 12 23  5 1996  51.271 -176.285  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15  0 40  4 1999  58.367 -151.935  32 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 15 19 24 33 2003  51.552  176.923  20 6.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 22 28 48 2004  32.329 -117.917  10 5.1   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt strongly at Tijuana. Felt (IV) at Bonita, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, Jamul, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, San Diego, Santee, Solana Beach and Spring Valley, California. Felt in much of southern California as far north as Ventura and east to Twentynine Palms.

 

 6 15 02 50 54 2005  41.292 -125.953  16 7.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Crescent City, Ferndale, Kneeland, Loleta and Petrolia; (III) at Arcata, Bayside, Blue Lake, Carlotta, Dunsmuir, Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, Gasquet, Hoopa, Hydesville, Klamath, McKinleyville, Mount Shasta, Orick, Orleans, Redcrest, Redway, Rio Dell, Scotia, Smith River, Trinidad, Whitethorn, Willow Creek and Yreka. Also felt (III) at Azalea, Brookings, Glendale, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Merlin, Roseburg and Wolf Creek, Oregon. Felt from southwestern Oregon south to the San Francisco Bay area and by some people in the Portland and Los Angeles areas. A tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 26 cm at Crescent City, 6.5 cm at Arena Cove and 5 cm at North Spit, California; 3.5 cm at Tofino and 2 cm at Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada.

 

 6 15 04 26 58 2010  32.700 -115.921   5 5.8   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Some buildings slightly damaged (VII) at Ocotillo. Felt (V) at Calipatria, Campo, El Centro, Holtville and Jacumba and (IV) in the Anza-Brawley-San Diego area. Felt throughout Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties and in parts of Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Felt (V) at El Sauzal and (IV) at Ensenada, Mexicali, Rosarito, Tecate and Tijuana, Baja California. Felt in much of northern Baja California.  Felt (III) at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Also felt at Puerto Penasco. Felt (III) at Somerton and Yuma;(II) at Parker, Phoenix, Tucson and Wellton, Arizona.  Felt widely in southwestern Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 6 14  0  0  0 1893  40.200   19.700   0 7.5   Adriatic Sea

 

Felt in Austria, Chimara and Kue in Epirus.

 

 6 14 11  9  0 1899  18.000  -77.000  60 7.8   Jamaica

 

Felt throughout Jamaica with moderate to strong intensity of shaking.

 

 6 14 11 30  0 1905 -30.000 -159.000  60 7.0   So. Pacific Ocean

 6 14  9 33  1 1913  43.100   25.700  15 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 6 14  3  9 45 1942  15.000  145.000  80 7.0   No. Marianas

 6 14  6 11 23 1955  19.400 -107.000   0 7.0   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 6 14  0 12  2 1959 -20.420  -69.000  83 7.5   Coast No. Chile

 

Damage in northern Chile with one killed. Quake was felt in Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta and Tarapaca.

 

 6 14  7 40 56 1990  11.667  122.003  18 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

At least four people were killed and 15 injured in the Culasi area. Considerable damage to other areas of Oanay. Felt from Iloilo (VI); Bacolod and on Cebu.  Followed about five hours later by an event in Xinjiang, China which was M 6.8 but killed one and destroyed up to 3000 homes and left 20,000 homeless in the Ust-Kamenogorsk-Zaysan area, Russia.

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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

 

 6 14 22  0  0 1744  42.600  -70.000   0 5.0   Maine

 

Bricks were thrown from several Boston chimneys. Damage was also observed in other towns and several stone fences were damaged. The shock was reported from Cumberland, Maine to New York City. Several aftershocks occurred.

 

 6 14 15  3  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Part of a strong sequence of events in the Helena, Montana area during 1935 and 1936.

 

 6 14  5 32  0 1938  45.900 -111.300   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

This earthquake was strongest at Trident, Montana where it cracked plaster and threw down rocks at quarries. A slightly stronger earthquake occurred earlier in the day.

 

 6 14  3 30 13 1945  37.100 -117.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 14  3 31 16 1945  36.941 -117.441   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 14  4 17 28 1953  32.833 -115.667  10 5.7   So. California

 

Damage occurred at Brawley, CA especially to chimneys. Several canal structures were damaged at the Thistle Lateral Canal near Westmoreland.  Several ground cracks were observed. Felt from Palm Springs to San Diego and Yuma, AZ.

 

 6 14  6 24 25 1957  51.900 -176.100  40 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  9 40  6 1965  44.610 -129.590   7 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 14 13  5 53 1965  44.500 -129.500  25 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 14  0 52 35 1972  60.457 -153.416 139 5.0   Central Alaska

 6 14 20 50 26 1975  71.960 -131.720  18 5.1   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 14 18  1 33 1976  51.670 -171.340   2 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  0 29  0 1989  51.270 -174.100  50 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  0 35 58 1989  51.547 -174.316  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  4 39 51 1989  50.400 -175.500   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  3 55 23 1990  56.740 -155.344  46 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6 14 16 27 32 1996  51.400 -176.600  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 13 39 27 2001  51.342 -179.845  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 19 48 53 2001  51.320 -179.845  55 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 20  1 37 2001  51.081 -179.750  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 17 10 12 2005  51.239  179.314  17 6.8   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 04 18 42 2006  51.752  177.082  14 6.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 04 46 42 2006  51.948  177.128  29 6.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 06 47 09 2008  44.234 -129.197  10 5.2   Off coast of Oregon

 6 14 17 13 26 2016  51.616 -177.033  55 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 13  0  0  0 1888  38.500  119.000   0 7.5   So. China

 

Felt strongly in Northern China with considerable damage at Chefoo, Tientsin and Newchang.

 

 6 13  9 38 53 1907 -39.500  -73.000  60 7.3   Central Chile

 6 13  0 13  0 1929  43.500  152.000 100 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 13  9 24 34 1929   8.500  127.000  60 7.2   Halmahera

 6 13  1 50 55 1934  44.100  147.700  84 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 13 22 10 28 1934  27.500   62.500  80 7.0   Pakistan

 6 13  5 12  0 1943  41.100  142.700  20 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A small tsunami was observed with height 60 cm at Hachinole.

 

 6 13 20 24 49 1947  21.500  145.500  60 7.2   Volcano Islands

 6 13 10 40 41 1957  51.500 -175.100  33 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 18  8 14 1975  43.550  147.760  45 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 13 22 44 33 2005 -19.987  -69.197 115 7.8   Northern Chile

 

(NEIC)  Five people killed by collapsed buildings and 6 people killed when their vehicle was struck by a boulder near Iquique. At least 200 people injured, 544 houses destroyed and 8,691 damaged (VII), power and telephone services interrupted, roads damaged and landslides occurred in the Iquique area. A rock fell from El Morro near Arica. Felt (VI) at Calama and Tocopilla;(V) at Arica, Chanaral and El Salvador; (IV) at Antofagasta, Caldera and Copiapo. Felt throughout northern Chile. Also felt (V) at Arequipa, Ilo, Moquega, Punta de Bombon and Tacna, Peru. Felt (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Felt as far away as Santiago, Chile and in Distrito Federal, Goias, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

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

 

 6 13 22 19 47 1933  61.000 -151.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 6 13 17 15 32 1939  37.000 -117.229   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 13 10 40 40 1957  51.000 -175.000   0 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  5 27 54 1970  51.591 -178.340  55 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  1  4 36 1980  26.094 -109.894  15 5.0   Gulf of California

 6 13 13 21 15 1981  53.634 -163.529  23 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  4 19 28 1985  63.730 -148.970  49 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 13  9 25 51 1986  54.150 -163.990   3 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 14  4  0 1986  55.100 -165.700   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 11 19 40 1987  53.768 -167.048  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  1 45 37 1988  37.385 -121.772   8 5.3   Central California

 

Damage occurred at San Jose but was slight. Some cracks were observed especially in stone fences and walls. The event was along the northern coastline from Kern County to Humboldt County.

 

 6 13  1 22 42 1991  59.910 -152.370  41 5.4   Southern Alaska

 6 13  0 33 22 1996  51.400 -177.700  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 13 43 03 2010  58.120 -157.049  14 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 

(NEIC) Felt (II) at Dillingham. Also felt at Egegik, King Salmon, Naknek and South Naknek.

 

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

 

 6 12 15  0  0 1648  35.020  139.020   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 6 12 15  0  0 1792  43.075  140.000   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 12  0  0  0 1830  36.400  114.200   0 7.5   So. China

 6 12 11  6  0 1897  26.000   91.000  60 8.7   Myanmar

 6 12  0  0  0 1932  18.900 -104.500   0 7.0   Michoacan, Mexico

 6 12  9  2 30 1947   1.500  126.500  40 7.2   Mindanao, Philippines

 6 12 13 41 51 1968  39.485  142.737  44 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 6 12  8 14 26 1978  38.190  142.028  44 7.7   Off East Coast Honshu

 

22 killed; 421 injured and extensive damage in the Sendai area. Felt V in Many cities in Central and Northern Honshu.

 

 6 12 19 26 50 2010   7.881   91.936  35 7.5   Nicobar Islands

 

(NEIC) Felt (VI) at Port Blair; (III) at Abiramam, Ambattur, Chennamalai, Chepet, Madippakkam, Madras, Saint Thomas Mount and Visakhapatnam; (II) at Bangalore, Calcutta, Kolathur, Porur and Valasaravakkam. Felt (IV) at Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Felt (III) at Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Galle and Kandy; (II) at Battaramulla, Matara and Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Felt (III) at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Also felt at Dhamrai. Felt (II) at Male, Maldives. Felt at Perai, Malaysia and in Singapore. A 6 cm tsunami (peak-to-trough) was recorded at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

 

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

 

 6 12 10 30  0 1912  32.900  -80.000   0 5.2   Southeast U.S.

 6 12  3 24  0 1921  36.750 -122.000   0 5.0   Central California

 6 12  9 15  0 1930  42.600 -111.000   0 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 12 15 23 38 1933  61.500 -150.500   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 6 12 11 40  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 12  2  1 32 1942  61.000 -138.000   0 5.8   Central Alaska

 6 12 10 45 35 1944  33.966 -116.716  10 5.1   So. California

 6 12 11 16 36 1944  33.983 -116.700  10 5.3   So. California

 6 12 20 53  1 1958  52.900 -166.900  33 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 21 34 12 1958  53.400 -166.300 200 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12  4 54 32 1970  56.620 -152.020  35 5.3   Southern Alaska

 6 12 19 47 36 1972  53.251 -166.781  27 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 16 46 34 1974  52.283 -170.237  41 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 11  9 14 1984  53.900 -165.300   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 22  3  6 1988  55.740 -154.930  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 12 17 23 58 1995  60.952 -138.419   5 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 12  2 16 48 1996  51.420 -178.214  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12  3  9 22 1996  51.372 -178.228  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 14 32 49 1996  51.252 -176.100  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 18 57 16 1998  59.900 -152.300  94 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 12 15 41 46 2005  33.529 -116.572  14 5.2   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Slight damage (VI) at Anza, Coachella and La Quinta.  Felt (V) at Aguanga, Borrego Springs, Cathedral City, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, India, Menifee, Mountain Center, Nuevo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Jacinto and Warner Springs; (IV) at Aliso Viejo, Banning, Bloomington, Bonita, Bonsall, Carlsbad, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Corona, Descanso, Desert Hot Springs, Diamond Bar, El Cajon, El Centro, Escondido, Fallbrook, Grand Terrace, Imperial, Jamul, Joshua Tree, Julian, Lake Elsinore, Lakeside, Loma Linda, Mecca, Mentone, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Morongo Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Ontario, Pala, Perris, Pine Valley, Ramona, Riverside, San Marcos, Spring Valley, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Valley Center, Vista, Wildomar and Winchester. Felt throughout southern California and as far as Arizona, Nevada and Baja California. Several small rockslides occurred on Highway 74.

 

 6 12 15 56 54 2010  54.542 -161.473  50 5.1   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 11 10  0  0 1738  45.700   26.600 150 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Felt with intensity 8-9 (K scale) in the epicentral region. Considerable damage.

 

 6 11  5  0  0 1902  50.000  148.000 600 8.0   Sakhalin

 6 11  0 49 35 1930  -5.500  150.000  60 7.1   New Ireland

 6 11  0 31 36 1952 -32.100  -67.900   0 7.0   Central Chile

 6 11 14 49 47 1957 -30.000 -178.000 100 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 6 11  5 10  0 1961  27.900   54.600  37 7.2   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 

This earthquake was the most severe of a series of events which hit the Lauristan area between June and November, 1961. This shock destroyed the village of Dehkeyeh north of Lar leaving 58 dead and 400 dry earth houses collapsed. Landslides were common in the mountains. A strong earthquake also occurred in 1960 in the area and much additional damage to weakened structures was common.  Hundreds of aftershocks were recorded by local and regional networks.

 

 6 11  3 33 46 1965  44.730  148.800  58 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated and was observed on the east coast of Hokkaido off Iturup with maximum tsunami size of 10 cm at Hiroo.

 

 6 11 16 46 38 1970 -59.113  157.767  33 7.2   Macquarie Islands

 6 11 16 41  1 1972   3.940  124.318 325 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Deep earthquake in the Celebes Sea. Felt but no damage. It was followed on June 12 by an M 5.8 which was felt within intensity VI in the Davao City and General Santos area.

 

 6 11 18 22 56 1996  12.614  125.154  33 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt(V RF) at Catarman; (IV RF) at Bulusan, Luzon and Palo, Leyte; (III RF) at Legaspi, Luzon; (I RF) at Quezon, Luzon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 11 19  0  0 1638  44.400  -71.800   0 6.5   New England

 

This earthquake was probably located in the St. Lawrence River Valley of Canada but was most widely felt north of Boston and at Plymouth where people had to hold onto posts to avoid toppling. The event was felt from Maine to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut and was followed by numerous aftershocks.

 

 6 11 13 12  0 1903  37.670 -121.750   0 5.5   Central California

 

This earthquake occurred near San Jose where several chimneys were damaged. It was felt north to Fort Ross and south to King City. An earthquake was also reported in San Luis Obispo at this time.

 

 6 11  8 34 34 1933  38.700 -117.700   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6 11 23 13  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 11 19 15  0 1939  36.000 -114.800   0 5.0   Nevada area

 6 11  6 32  0 1941  40.000 -129.000   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 6 11  4  4 32 1957  52.500 -164.000   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 23 53 56 1957  51.590 -176.040   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 13  8 32 1963  63.200 -151.400  36 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 11 15 23 38 1963  31.796 -116.269   0 5.8   So. California

 6 11  3 11 57 1964  65.500 -168.100  10 5.5   Northern Alaska

 6 11 17 27 13 1964  58.100 -152.900  30 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 11 22 18 20 1964  40.200 -126.500  33 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 6 11 11 21 58 1966  53.500 -167.500  57 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 18 13 40 1966  51.600 -178.400  48 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11  0 58 10 1969  59.570 -144.710   5 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 6 11 15 21 28 1971  51.264 -179.262  51 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11  5 14 10 1975  62.094 -149.537  43 5.0   Central Alaska

 6 11 14 55 27 1978  49.238 -129.406  14 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 6 11  4 40 58 1980  37.548 -118.883   6 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6 11  3  9 52 1983  36.255 -120.450   2 5.5   Central California

 

Aftershock of the Coalinga earthquake.

 

 6 11  3 11 24 1983  71.006 -131.520  45 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 11 10 40  8 1996  51.276 -176.256  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 11  0 47 1996  51.273 -176.182  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 16 38 37 1996  51.486 -178.321  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 11 12 26 2008  51.158 -179.250  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 10 16  6  6 1912  59.000 -153.000  25 7.0   Southern Alaska

 6 10  9 53 39 1938  25.500  125.000  60 7.7   Ryukyu Islands

 6 10 13 47 12 1975  42.970  147.800  30 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 10  4  3 35 1996  51.564 -177.632  33 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (VI) n Adak and Atka. Tsunami generated with wave heights(peak-to-trough) recorded at the following selected tide stations: 102 cm on Adak, 15 cm on Shemya, 12.5 cm at Kodiak and 10.2 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 46 cm on Midway; 55 cm at Kahului, 38 cm at Hilo, 33 cm at Nawiliwili and 10 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 30 cm at Crescent City, California; 10 cm at Port Angeles, Washington. Complex earthquake, with at least two events occurring about 10 and 14 seconds after the onset.

 

 6 10 15 24 56 1996  51.478 -176.847  26 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 21 53 55 1997 -35.815 -108.135  10 7.0   So. East Pacific Rise

 

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

 

 6 10 15 30  0 1836  37.800 -122.200   0 6.8   Central California

 

This earthquake caused havoc from Santa Clara to Monterey. It was followed by several aftershocks and probably ruptured the Hayward Fault.  Large fissures were observed in the area along the foothills from San Pablo to San Jose.

 

 6 10 16  6  6 1912  59.000 -153.000  25 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

This earthquake preceded by several days the great volcanic eruption in Alaska in June of 1912. That eruption began at Novarupta Volcano on June 6 at Mount Katmai on the Alaska Peninsula and last for at least three days with continuing eruptions in the area later called the "Valley of ten thousand smokes". The ash cloud caused atmospheric disturbances around the world. National Geographic magazine published one of the first extensive studies of this atmospheric effect in 1912-1913. Ash was so thick that roofs in Kodiak collapsed under a foot of ash. Many buildings burned from the lightning associated with the Ash cloud

 

 6 10  4 32 24 1917  44.000 -129.000   0 6.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 10 23 25  9 1964  59.100 -153.800  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 10 23 14 27 1965  51.340 -178.790  40 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 14 12 15 1966  57.400 -155.700  67 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6 10 12 41  6 1968  56.343 -161.553 182 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 10  3 24 55 1969  59.613 -150.734  53 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 10  3 41 33 1969  31.616 -116.200   1 5.0   So. California

 6 10 17 28 34 1971  52.130 -170.550  26 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10  3 31 24 1972  61.523 -140.212  33 5.5   Central Alaska

 6 10  1 44 38 1987  59.900 -153.700   0 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 10 23 48 54 1987  38.719  -87.958   4 5.2   So. Indiana area

 

One person injured and minor damage (VI) at Lawrenceville, Ill. Minor damage at Bridgeport Ill. Felt in parts of 21 states from Kansas to Pennsylvania and from South Carolina to Minnesota. Also felt in southern Ontario, Canada.

 

 6 10 23  6 42 1988  34.949 -118.733   6 5.2   So. California

 

Damage to circuit breakers at Edmonston power plant caused the California aqueduct to shut down. Felt in Kern, Los Angeles, to Ventura counties So. California.

 

 6 10  5  0 54 1990  62.318 -124.263  10 5.6   Northwest Terr., Canada

 6 10  1 24 12 1992  53.820 -165.830  69 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 12  3 40 1993  54.620 -159.940  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 6 10  4  3 35 1996  51.564 -177.632  22 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

Felt (VI) n Adak and Atka. Tsunami generated with wave heights(peak-to-trough) recorded at the following selected tide stations: 102 cm on Adak, 15 cm on Shemya, 12.5 cm at Kodiak and 10.2 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 46 cm on Midway; 55 cm at Kahului, 38 cm at Hilo, 33 cm at Nawiliwili and 10 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 30 cm at Crescent City, California; 10 cm at Port Angeles, Washington. Complex earthquake, with at least two events occurring about 10 and 14 seconds after the onset.

 

 6 10  4 53 48 1996  52.000 -179.000   0 6.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10  9  8 15 1999  56.029 -161.230 169 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 13 19 11 2001  47.167 -123.503  41 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt strongly in the Aberdeen, Montesano. Olympia areas. Felt in much of western Washington including Bremerton, Seattle and Tacoma. Felt as far as Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

 6 10 08 04 38 2016  33.432 -116.443  12 5.2   Southern California

 

NEIC gave the event M 5.2 and reported it was felt with intensity up to VII (slight damage) in the Borrego Springs area of Southern California. Intensity V was reported from California at Coachella, Pauma Valley, San Jacinto, Hemet, Morongo Valley, Intensity IV was felt in Mountain Center, Ranchita, Warner Springs, Anza, Palm Desert, La Quinto, Borrego Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Pala, Desert Hot Springs, Idyllwild, Temecula, Julian, Winchester, Temecula, Escondido, Murrieta, San Jacinto, Bonsall, Lakeside, Menifee, San Marcos, Beaumont, Nuevo, Alpine, Vista, Sun City, Wildomar, Oceanside, Joshua Tree, Forest Falls, San Diego, Santee, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Rancho Santa Fe, Yucaipa, Moreno Valley, Del Mar, Lake Elsinore, Jamul, La Mesa, Solana Beach and in general within about 100 km of the epicenter.

 

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

 

 6  9  0  0  0 1646  37.700  141.700   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  9 13 40 41 1925  -3.000  140.000  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 6  9 19 15 11 1938  -3.500  126.500  60 7.2   Ceram area

 6  9 19 45 11 1938  -3.500  126.500  60 7.2   Ceram area

 6  9  3  6 22 1943  -1.000  101.000  50 7.6   So. of Sumatera

 6  9 23 13 51 1956  35.100   67.500   0 7.6   Afghanistan

 6  9  0 33 16 1994 -13.841  -67.553 631 8.2   Central Peru

 

Unconfirmed reports of five people killed in Peru; three in Arequipa Province by a landslide collapsing their house and two in Cuzco Province; one by falling debris and another by a heart attack.  Numerous injuries and landslides occurred in southern Peru.  Damage (VI) at La Paz. In Cochabamba, La Paz and Oruro, a large number of windows broke in tall buildings, and some structural damage occurred. Some minor structural damage also occurred at Brasilia, Campo Grande, Porto Velho and Manaus, Brazil; Arica, Chile and Tacna, Peru. Felt in many parts of South America, including most of Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Felt lightly in Uruguay. Felt (IV) at Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno and Tacna;(III) at Moyobamba, Rioja and Tarapoto, Peru. Felt (IV) at Arica, (III) at Iquique, (II) at Copiapo and (I) at Santiago, Chile. Felt (IV) at Guayaquil and (III) at Quito, Ecuador. Felt on Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic. Felt at many locations in North America, including Los Angeles, California; Renton, Washington; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minnesota; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Parkersburg, West Virginia; Norwich, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts and Toronto, Canada.  This is believed to be the first earthquake from this part of South America to be felt in North America and is also believed to be the largest ever recorded in this general area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  9 14 45  0 1838  38.500  -89.000   0 5.7   New Madrid area

 

This event occurred near St. Louis, MO where several chimneys were thrown down. It also did severe damage at St. Charles MO. Felt from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

 

 6  9  6 17 24 1941  42.700 -126.100   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 6  9  8 43 45 1941  42.700 -126.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6  9  8 43 54 1941  42.500 -125.000   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 6  9 11  6 45 1942  49.200 -129.900   0 5.7   Vancouver Island area

 6  9 22 51  0 1942  39.500 -119.900   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6  9 15 59  6 1958  52.950 -167.220   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  9 21  9 48 1971  56.613 -156.442  50 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6  9  9 57 31 1976  59.259 -153.402 109 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6  9  3 28 19 1980  32.185 -115.076   5 6.1   So. California

 

At least one person killed, 100 injured, and considerable damage in Mexico. Felt V in Yuma, Arizona, Imperial and San Diego Counties, California.

 

 6  9 18 46  4 1983  51.417 -174.111  46 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  9 22 35  0 1985  53.700 -170.500   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  9  2 17 38 1986  54.142 -168.132  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  9  7 20 33 1992  61.333 -150.072  38 5.1   Central Alaska

 6  9 10  0 29 1996  51.318 -178.030  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  9  5 24 40 1998  37.589 -118.795   7 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in the Bishop-Mammoth Lakes area. Also felt at June Lake, Oakhurst, and Pollock Pines, CA.

 

06 09 14 00 49 2005  51.580 -131.140  10 5.8  QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLAND REGION

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  8 15  0  0 1646  38.010  140.065   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  8 23 35  0 1887  43.100   76.800  20 7.3   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 6  8  5 46  0 1909 -26.500  -70.500  60 7.6   Coast Central Chile

 6  8 20 46 53 1939 -15.500 -174.000 100 7.2   Tonga Islands

 6  8 20 42 46 1943  -1.000  101.000  50 7.4   So. of Sumatera

 6  8 16  7 43 1950 -47.750  -14.750 150 7.1   So. Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 6  8 13  3 36 1993  51.250  157.820  81 7.3   Kamchatka

 

Damage at Severo-Kurilsk. Felt at Petropavlask-Kamchatskiu. Tsunami of maximum height 12 cm generated.

 

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

 

 6  8  7 52 42 1932  63.000 -155.000   0 6.0   Central Alaska

 6  8  4 30 26 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

This was the strongest foreshock  in a series of earthquakes in the Parkfield area from June 5 to 14. It caused damage in and around Parkfield.

 

 6  8  4 47  0 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 6.0   Off So. California

 

This was the mainshock in the sequence mentioned above. It caused severe damage at Parkfield and destroyed several homes as well as knocking down chimneys. Cracks formed about 8 meters wide parallel to the surface trace of two faults.  The quake was felt from Alviso to Kernville.

 

 6  8 20 21 39 1941  52.400  -75.300   0 5.0   Quebec, Canada

 6  8  0 38 53 1958  53.200 -166.790   0 6.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  8 12 42 22 1965  41.700 -127.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6  8  6 11 40 1980  37.527 -118.759   1 5.1   California/Nevada area

 6  8  5 17 59 1986  51.700 -173.600   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  8  6 20 38 1989  57.277 -149.585  10 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6  8  9 59 20 1990  55.820 -157.010   8 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 6  8 16 43 19 1990  52.340 -169.630  35 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 08 12 57 49 1993  19.328 -155.217   3 5.2   Hawaii

 6  8 23 19 15 1996  51.491 -178.128  40 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Adak

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  7  8 17 54 1904  40.000  134.000 350 7.9   Sea of Japan

 6  7 11  2 42 1911  17.500 -102.500  25 7.9   Michoacan, Mexico

 

This earthquake was felt in Guerrero and caused destruction in Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco and in Mexico City. 45 were killed with much destruction in the area.

 

 6  7  4 13 20 1946  16.500  -94.000 100 7.1   Chiapas, Mexico

 6  7 13 59 36 1966  11.300  139.600  50 7.1   Caroline Islands

 6  7 11 57 29 1968  -1.800  120.100  20 7.0   Sulawesi area

 6  7  6 52 37 1982  16.607  -98.149  41 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Damage in southern Mexico. Felt strongly throughout southern Mexico.

 

 6  7 10 59 36 1982  16.260  -98.510  24 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Two people killed at Orizaba, 3 at Oaxaca, 3 at Pinotepa Nacional and 1 at Guadalupe, Guerrero. May injured. Felt strongly throughout southern Mexico.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  7  9 55 54 1912  59.000 -153.000  25 6.4   Southern Alaska

 

This earthquake was the beginning of the eruptions of Mt. Katmai in the Valley of Smokes, one of the greatest volcanic eruptions in recorded history which listed throughout the summer and had significant  effects on global weather.  One of the largest asteroids to approach earth during the 20th Century passed at its nearest encounter on June 20-21, 1912. Tidal stresses from this event may have helped promote this activity.

 

 6  7 22 47 15 1969  52.485 -169.059  42 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  7  4 12 10 1970  40.300 -125.900  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake occurred near Capetown. Several chimneys were thrown down but otherwise the quake was only lightly felt in the area.

 

 6  7 17 50  9 1974  50.840 -170.600   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7  8 46 22 1975  40.569 -124.137  21 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

At Fortuna a number (15-25) chimneys were destroyed or damaged. Sidewalks were cracked and some subsidence was observed. Minor damge was observed at Carlotta, Fernbridge, Ferndale, Hydesville, Loleta and Petrolia. A water main broke at Rio Del. Landslides were observed along the coast.

 

 6  7 17 52 34 1981  53.833 -165.135  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 13 32 19 1985  51.365 -178.030  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 21  4 21 1985  55.500 -155.300   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 6  7 15 58 58 1986  51.230 -174.530  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 21  6 42 1986  51.290 -179.970  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 11 18 50 1990  60.570 -152.530  96 5.1   Central Alaska

 6  7  1 30 30 1992  53.020 -169.350  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 13 30  4 1994  44.648 -113.842  10 5.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt (V) at Challis, Clayton, and at Cascade. Felt throughout much of central Idaho as far as Butte and Helena, MT.

 

 6  7  0 53 48 1995  51.344 -179.289  30 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 23  7  8 1996  69.449 -125.303  20 5.2   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6  7 19 39 59 1997  40.432 -126.477   5 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 6  7  7  3 14 2001  51.457 -178.941  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 07 23 24 35 2009  58.769 -136.658   4 5.0   Southeastern Alaska

 6 07 04 43 34 2014  67.756 -162.293  13 5.7   Bering Sea, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  6 21 29 37 1915 -18.500  -68.500 160 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 6  6 16 10 49 1951  72.500   -8.500  60 7.0   Jan Mayen Isl. area

 6  6 16 50 35 1954  -4.000  137.000   0 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 6  6  5 55 48 1960 -47.000  -74.000   0 7.5   So. Chile

 

This event was probably related to the great earthquakes that occurred to the north in late May 1960. That series of events extended south to about this area.

 

 6  6  7 46 16 1966  36.400   71.200 215 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

This earthquake was felt widely in the region of Faizabad and Dushambe and in the north of West Pakistan. Casualties were reported at Peshawar. Damage occurred in Srinagar especially to the museum and at the main hall where the roof collapsed damaging the cases where manuscripts were exhibited. At least 100 homes were damaged, telephone communications were interrupted. The shock was felt in Delhi, Gulmarg, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jammu.

 

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

 

 6  6 22 32  0 1918  33.500 -116.670   0 5.0   So. California

 

A strong aftershock of the earthquake of April 21 1918. This earthquake caused plaster to crack and moderate landslides in the mountains. Cracks around large trees were observed. Felt from Imperial, Los Angeles and San Diego.

 

 6  6  8 44 22 1932  40.750 -124.500   1 6.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

This was the strongest earthquake in ten years (since Jan. 22, 1923) that occurred in the region off the coast of Northern California. At least one was killed and several others injured during the earthquake. Damage was reported from Eureka where chimneys and windows were thrown down and where several homes were destroyed (in Arcata). A 15-cm crack was observed in the highway.  A 70-cm crack was also observed at the mouth of Eel River along with many blowholes. The earthquake was felt north to Coos Bay, Oregon and south to San Jose. (data from Seismicity of the United States 1568-1989 (Revised) U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527.

 

 6  6  2 42  0 1938  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

 6  6  1 17 48 1960  40.817 -124.883  10 5.9   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage was located in Eureka and Crannell where plaster and chimneys were thrown down. Felt throughout Humboldt and Trinity Counties.

 

 6  6 17 50  6 1962  39.070 -123.320  20 5.2   Central California

 

Damage occurred in the Lakeport/Ukiah areas including fallen bricks, chimneys and plaster. Water spouts and geyser-like activity was observed near Lakeport and Scott Creek. Water in several wells turned milky white after the earthquake. These water anomalies lasted for several weeks after the earthquake.

 

 6  6  4  0 22 1971  53.700 -171.910 266 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (I) on Adak Island, Alaska.

 

 6  6  2 19 42 1972  51.542 -178.258  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (III) on Adak Island, Alaska.

 

 6  6 11 25 43 1975  58.555 -152.327  75 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6  6  2 17 18 1976  48.978 -127.910  33 5.1   Vancouver Island area

 6  6 17 44  8 1976  51.114 -177.885  16 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  6 14 18 18 1980  37.479 -118.869   3 5.3   California/Nevada area

 6  6  1 13 56 1982  52.210 -168.628   7 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  6 13 23 45 1987  51.360 -174.500  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  6 15  1 28 1988  58.765 -138.032  10 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 6  6 11 12 44 1993  52.260 -171.880  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  6  4  4 58 1995  60.261 -146.424  15 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt IV at Cordova. Also felt at Anchorage, Valdez and Seward.

 

 6 06 12 21 41 2009  54.306 -162.631  42 5.2   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  5  0  0  0 1897  17.000  -96.300   0 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 6  5  0 12  0 1898  38.000  143.000  60 8.7   So. of Honshu

 6  5  0  0  0 1902  50.000  148.000   0 8.0   Sakhalin

 6  5  3 18  0 1907   0.000  -86.000   0 7.0   So. of Panama

 6  5  4 21 28 1920  23.500  122.000  60 8.3   Taiwan

 6  5  4 53  6 1970  42.500   78.800  20 7.5   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

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

 

 6  5 19 50 24 1926  43.000 -127.500   0 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6  5 21 48  0 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 6  5 11  1 13 1940  66.910 -134.980  15 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6  5  1 53 17 1955  51.500 -179.800   0 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  5  7 45 16 1956  56.800  -58.900   0 5.1   Labrador Basin

 6  5  7 47  7 1960  37.517 -118.733   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6  5  9 50 35 1964  60.400 -146.000  15 5.2   Central Alaska

 6  5 22  6 53 1964  58.100 -152.100  15 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6  5  7  9 20 1981  52.336 -165.205  40 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  5  1 44 21 1984  56.901 -157.262  94 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 6  5 17 32 41 1986  51.345 -175.349  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  5 20 27  3 1986  51.503 -174.255  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  5 21 46 43 1992  40.310 -124.280  27 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt (V) at Fortuna and Honeydew. Also felt at Arcata, Bayside, Bridgeville to Eureka and Hydesville.

 

 6 05 14 38 05 1997  53.500  172.123  33 5.1   Near Islands, Alaska

 6 05 00 12 39 2013  18.915 -155.061  40 5.2   Hawaii

 

(HVO) Felt (V) at Ninole, Papa`aloa and Pepeekeo; (IV) at Captain Cook, Hakalau, Hawaii National Park, Hilo, Kea`au, Kealakekua, Kurtistown, Laupahoehoe, Mountain View, Na`alehu, Pahoa, Papa`ikou and Volcano. Felt (III) on Maui. Also felt on Moloka`i and O`ahu.

 

 6 05 05 38 02 2014  61.155 -140.001   9 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 6 05 05 44 30 2014  61.157 -140.402  10 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 6 05 16 56 23 2008  52.176 -169.485  43 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

 

 6  4 15 15 58 1929   6.500  124.500 380 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 6  4 16 28 26 2000  -4.721  102.087  33 8.3   So. of Sumatera

 

At least 103 people killed, 2174 injured. Extensive damage and landslides in the Bengkulu area; minor injuries and damage on Enggano. Felt (IV) in Lampung province and Palembang. Also felt at Jakarta, Java and throughout Sumatra. Felt from Singapore, Malaysia.

 

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

 

 6  4 12  2 52 1925  41.500 -125.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6  4 14  9  0 1933  38.500 -117.900   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6  4 10 35  8 1940  33.000 -116.433  16 5.1   So. California

 6  4 16  1 52 1954  27.000 -111.000   0 6.0   Gulf of California

 6  4 20 42 42 1954  27.000 -111.000   0 5.5   Gulf of California

 6  4  7  9 18 1956  52.100 -170.600  33 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 14 29 54 1958  52.690 -167.220  19 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 12 31 56 1959  59.500 -153.000 100 5.5   Southern Alaska

 6  4 23 22 46 1971  51.660 -171.220   1 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  3  1  4 1982  51.282 -177.094  21 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 14  0 46 1982  51.272 -177.117  23 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 17 19 59 1984  52.112 -170.999  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 15 48 21 1986  65.613 -152.732  10 5.2   Northern Alaska

 6  4 19 26 14 1986  56.600 -173.700   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  3 30 57 1996  53.160 -167.720  96 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  4 25 57 1999  53.859 -164.064  33 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  5 26 12 2000  52.814 -174.708 179 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 18 42 35 2001  64.735 -152.430  10 5.6   Northern Alaska

 6 04 01 48 03 2004  54.463 -163.852  72 5.6   Unimak Island, Alaska

 6 04 08 56 32 2006  50.953 -130.134  10 5.2   Vancouver, Canada

 6 04 11 58 58 2014  59.000 -136.656  10 5.7   Southeast Alaska

 

NEIC reported this event was felt with intensity V in Elfin Cove and IV in Skagway, Haines and Juneau, Alaska. Intensity II-III shaking occurred in Alaska at Cooper Landing, Yakutat, Douglas, Gustavus, Hoonah, Petersburg and Sitka and in Canada at Whitehorse, Yukon and Fraser Lake, British Columbia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  3  0  0  0 1772  39.300  142.700   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Damage in Sanriku, Rikuzen and Rikuchu, Japan was moderate.

 

 6  3 17 27  0 1893  43.500  148.000  60 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

This earthquake triggered a tsunami which was observed at Shikotan Island with 2.5 meters runup. Five waves were observed.

 

 6  3  4 30  0 1899   0.000  -85.000   0 7.2   So. of Panama

 6  3 18 44  0 1909  -2.000  101.000  60 7.7   So. of Sumatera

 6  3  4 33 55 1925   1.500  126.500  60 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This event was recorded world-wide and was one of thirteen strong earthquake located between Minahassa and Halmahera in 1925. This activity continued until July 1926.

 

 6  3  4 46 56 1926 -15.000  168.500  60 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 6  3 10 36 50 1932  19.500 -104.300  60 8.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Damage was severe in Colima and Jalisco, Mexico. A tsunami was generated.

 

 6  3 13  5 36 1945   8.600  -82.600   0 7.0   Costa Rica

 6  3 12  6 21 1985 -15.289 -173.516  33 7.0   Tonga Islands

 6  3  2 41 57 2001 -29.666 -178.633 178 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt throughout North Island, New Zealand.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  3 10 48  0 1887  39.200 -119.800   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 6  3  8 31  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6  3  9 15 16 1936  40.333 -125.400   0 5.9   Off Coast of No. California

 6  3 18  5 18 1940  25.250 -110.250   0 6.2   Gulf of California

 6  3  5 43 28 1959  52.500 -170.000   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 13 50 16 1964  40.200 -126.000  33 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 6  3 14  3 42 1964  59.700 -144.360  18 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 6  3 19 30 26 1965  43.600 -106.500  10 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 6  3  9  8 56 1967  58.400 -151.200  32 5.5   Southern Alaska

 6  3 13 27 40 1968  42.200 -119.800  20 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 6  3 11 54 40 1978  50.190 -127.600  18 5.1   British Colombia

 6  3 17 24  8 1982  52.326 -168.758   7 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 23  5 23 1986  51.344 -174.644  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 23 41 49 1986  52.004 -174.620  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 23 42  4 1986  54.500 -174.900   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 15 39 21 1988  53.096 -170.431 143 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  2 15  0  0 1772  39.050  143.050   0 7.5   So. of Honshu

 6  2 13 17 21 1903  61.560 -158.540   0 8.3   Central Alaska

 6  2  5 39 42 1905  34.000  132.000 100 7.9   Kyushu, Japan area

 6  2 13 59 24 1916  17.500  -95.000 150 7.1   Chiapas, Mexico

 6  2 21 38 34 1929  34.500  137.300 360 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 6  2  3 33 15 1939   5.000  127.000  60 7.0   Halmahera

 6  2 18 17 34 1994 -10.477  112.835  18 7.8   So. of Indonesia

 

At least 250 people killed, 27 missing, 423 injured and many left homeless. About 1500 houses damaged or destroyed and 278 boats sunk of damaged. Most of the casualties and damage were caused by a tsunami along the southeast coast of Java. Tsunami runup of 500 meters occurred in some places. Felt strongly in Bali, Central and eastern Java, Lombok and Sumbawa Island.

 

 6  2  2 52 10 1996  10.797  -42.254  10 7.1   Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

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

 

 6  2 13 17 21 1903  61.560 -158.540   0 8.3   Central Alaska

 6  2 16 45 29 1934  61.250 -147.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 6  2  0 18 57 1955  51.400 -179.800  33 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2  2  2 11 1955  51.400 -179.800  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 12 26 11 1962  49.900 -129.700  33 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 6  2 16  9 24 1964  59.700 -144.400  14 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 6  2  9 47 60 1969  59.460 -144.580  27 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 6  2  2 59 31 1970  61.600 -151.700  95 5.5   Central Alaska

 6  2 19  6 34 1971  61.060 -151.150  34 5.5   Central Alaska

 6  2 21 46 47 1972  51.650 -174.560  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 20 41 44 1978  50.259 -127.688  21 5.2   British Colombia

 6  2  0 42 25 1986  52.300 -174.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 13 48 18 1988  51.780 -170.400  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2  6 27 36 1989  61.456 -146.746   8 5.0   Central Alaska

 6  2  8 27 20 1993  51.410 -178.720  48 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 11 14  2 2000  44.495 -129.774  10 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 02 17 50 24 2008  44.180 -129.221  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  1  0  0  0 1786  29.900  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 6  1  8 45  0 1907   0.000  -82.000   0 7.0   Ecuador

 6  1  5 55 30 1910 -20.000  169.000  80 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 6  1  6 48 18 1910 -20.000  169.000  80 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 6  1  6 51 20 1919  26.500  125.000 200 7.0   Ryukyu Islands

 6  1 17 24 42 1923  35.800  141.800  60 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  1 20 14  0 1923  36.000  142.000  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A small tsunami was generated and was registered with 32 cm at Ayukawa.

 

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

 

 6  1 12 23  0 1927  40.300  -74.000   0 5.2   New York State

 6  1 19 41 38 1965  65.100 -147.000  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

 6  1  3 36 19 1967  53.700 -165.600  60 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  4 12 12 1970  51.570 -178.900  57 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  3  8 25 1972  51.010 -169.490   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  1 38 49 1975  34.516 -116.496   4 5.2   So. California

 6  1  6 47 36 1980  37.470 -118.835   7 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

More in the Mammoth Lakes Swarm.

 

 6  1  0 15 15 1987  51.531 -177.508  39 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  0 55 44 1987  51.497 -177.487  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1 11 39  8 1987  51.665 -176.228  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1 22 22  5 1990  51.500 -176.740  32 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  6 53  2 1991  51.690 -173.660  56 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  8 56  5 1991  55.310 -162.400  10 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6  1 15 18  2 1999  32.369 -115.224   5 5.1   So. California

 

Several buildings damaged in the Ejido Leon-Ejido Michoacan de Ocampus area. Felt at Mexicalli, Baja, El Centro. also at Yuma, AZ

 

 6 01 06 52 41 2015  44.435 -129.768  10 5.8   Off coast of Oregon

 6 01 10 46 27 2015  44.554 -129.544  10 5.5   Off coast of Oregon

 6 01 20 11 31 2015  44.486 -129.851  10 5.9   Off coast of Oregon

 6 01 22 52 33 2015  51.364 -178.049  50 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 6 01 22 52 34 2015  51.367 -178.002  51 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 31  0  0 00 1818  19.200  -99.100   0 0.0   MEXICO

 

Damage severe at Morelos-Guerrero, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mexico Damage was also observed in Zapotlan el Grande and Colima. Many of the public and private buildings of the cities were destroyed. A number of arches of the aqueduct of Santa Fe were destroyed and water was discharged.  This earthquake occurred early in the morning when many were sleeping.

 

 

 5 31  0  0 00 1848  17.000  -96.300   0 0.0   MEXICO

 

Damage severe at Oaxaca, Guerrero

 

 5 31  4 54  0 1910  10.000 -105.000  60 7.0   Michoacan, Mexico

 5 31  8 47 20 1917  54.500 -160.000  60 7.8   Alaska Peninsula

 5 31  3 12 00 1946  39.300   41.200   0 5.9   TURKEY

 

Damage at Ustukran, Turkey. 840 killed or missing.

 

 5 31 19 32 34 1958 -15.370  168.530   0 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 5 31 20 23 31 1970  -9.364  -78.872  64 7.8   No. Peru

 

Severe damage (IX) at Yungay, Casma, Chimbote, Huarmey, Huaraz, Peru. About 66794 killed at Yungay, Casma, Chimbote. Damage estimated at $507 million.  At least one million homeless. Yungay was buried by Ice Fall-triggered land- and mudslide. Caras, Hlaras and Casma were totally destroyed. Chimbote suffered heavy damage. The figure of 55,794 dead includes 19,600 whose bodies were buried under the mud and never recovered.

 

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

 

 5 31 18 58  0 1897  37.300  -80.700   0 5.8   Giles County, VA       

 

Rumbling was heard at various times between May 3 and May 31. On May 31 there was a strong shock felt from Georgia to Pennsylvania and from the Atlantic Coast to Pennsylvania and Indiana and Kentucky. Felt most strongly at Pearisburg, Giles County VA. and is known as the Giles County earthquake.  Old Brick houses and chimneys were cracked and bricks were thrown down from chimney tops. There were fissures in the ground and small landslides in places they were easy to start. At the Narrows it was claimed that a motion like the ground swell of the ocean was observed. Large rocks rolled down the mountains. There were loud sounds compared by veterans to siege guns. The aftershocks continued until June 6. Mainshock also felt at Spartanburg, S.C. and Cincinnati, OH.

 

 5 31 17 42  0 1908  40.600  -75.500   0 5.0   New York State

 5 31  8 47 20 1917  54.500 -160.000  60 7.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

Unga, Shumagin Islands. Severa shocks lasted 10 seconds in all.

 

 5 31 10 21 53 1930  48.500 -129.000   0 5.4   Vancouver Island area

 5 31  8 34 55 1938  33.683 -117.500  10 5.5   So. California

 

Santa Ana Mountains. Slight damage occurred in several widely scattered places NW of Temucula.

 

 5 31  8  6 24 1954  31.600 -115.200   0 5.2   So. California

 5 31 22 17 11 1957  51.000 -179.000   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 31 14 17 47 1961  30.167 -114.167   0 6.0   Baja California

 

Windows and doors rattled. Point Loma observer received several calls from residents.

 

 5 31  5  7 43 1965  44.100 -128.800  33 5.1   Off Coast ot Oregon

 5 31 14  5  2 1974  27.362 -111.133  26 5.4   Gulf of California

 5 31 23 35 30 1975  58.326 -155.111  75 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5 31  8 48 41 1976  57.272 -151.379  74 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 31 06 09 20 2002  52.807  171.794  33 5.5   Near Islands, Alaska

 5 31 18 07 49 2015  51.319  178.223  38 5.1   Rat Islands, Alaska

 5 31 20 51 22 2016  55.439 -158.525  39 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

 

 

 

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

 

 5 30  0  0  0 1833   0.000    0.000   0 7.5   Central Africa

 5 30  0  0 00 1885  33.500   75.000   0 0.0   INDIA

 

Severe damage at Kashmir, Sopor, and Musaserabad, Srinagar India. 2000-3000 killed.

 

 5 30 21  1 18 1909  -8.000  131.000 100 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 5 30 11 46 46 1913  -5.000  154.000  60 7.5   New Britain

 5 30 21 32 46 1935  29.500   66.800  60 7.5   Pakistan

 

Severe (X) damage at Quetta, Pakistan. 30,000 killed.

 

 5 30 14 29 50 1938 -20.500  169.500  70 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 30  1 32 44 1949 -22.000  -69.000 100 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 5 30 12 31 42 1955  24.000  142.800 580 7.3   Volcano Islands

 5 30  9 39 00 1979  -8.300  115.900  40 6.0   INDONESIA

 

Damage ($4.15 million) at Sumbawa. 37 killed.

 

 5 30  7 49 44 1984  -4.859  151.551 171 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt (VI at Rabaul

 

 5 30 21 11  8 1988  -7.530  128.430  65 7.1   Banda Sea

 

Felt strongly in Northern Australia

 

 5 30  2 34 00 1990  -6.000  -77.200  24 6.6   PERU

 

Severe damage (VI) at Moyabamba-Riojo , Peru. 135 killed.

 

 

 5 30 10 40  6 1990  45.841   26.668  89 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Nine killed, more than 700 injured aand severe damage in the Bucharest area. Four people were killed some injured and many buildings damaged in Moldavia, USSR. One person died of a heart attach and extensive damage in northern Bulfaris. Also felt in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Turkey and Yugoslavia.

 

 5 30 13 17 42 1991  54.630 -161.680  43 7.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt V at Cold Bay, King Cove and Sand Point. IV at False Pass and Perryville. III at Chignik Lagoon.

 

 5 30  6 22 29 1998  37.106   70.110  33 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

At least 4000 killed, many thousands injured and homeless in Badakhstan and Takhar provinces, Afghanistan. Felt strongly at Mazar-e Sharil. Also felt at Kabul, Islamabad, Peshawar, Pakistan and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

 

 5 30 11 23 02 2015  27.831  140.493 677 7.8   Bonin Islands, Japan

 

This earthquake was widely felt but due to its deep focus no damage was reported with this earthquake and a tsunami was neither expected nor observed. This earthquake was probably triggered by loading stresses from typhoon Dolphin which passed over this epicenter last week. Dolphin reached super-typhoon status with winds up to 170-180 kts around May 17-19 when the eye was in the Volcano Islands south of the epicenter of today's earthquake.

 

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

 

 

 5 30  5 11  0 1868  39.500 -120.000   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

California/Nevada border. Series of shocks in the interior of California (Lassan County and Sacramento and Nevada). Destructive intensity possible but not established.

 

 5 30 18  4 53 1958  52.700 -168.600  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 30  3 18  8 1964  59.500 -148.500  35 5.5   Southern Alaska

 5 30 22 34 35 1964  56.530 -152.230  24 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 30  9 54 38 1967  50.100 -176.600  30 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 30  0 35 60 1968  42.300 -119.800  24 5.1   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt at Adel and Lakeview, Oregon, Intensity V and at Fort Bidwell and Willow Ranch, CA..

 

 5 30 17 33 51 1973  26.310 -110.665  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 5 30 15 16  1 1977  52.430 -169.770  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 19 20 28 1979  56.398 -161.723 206 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 15 54 31 1983  51.884 -177.883 116 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 13 17 42 1991  54.567 -161.606  28 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt V at Cold Bay, King Cove and Sand Point. IV at False Pass and Perryville. III at Chignik Lagoon.

 

 5 30 13 22 30 1991  54.572 -161.827  33 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 15 44 19 1991  54.294 -161.298  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 11 03 26 2004  61.080 -152.220 128 5.1  SOUTHERN ALASKA

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Kenai, Seward, Sterling and Talkeetna; (IV) at Anchorage; (III) at Chickaloon, Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood and Soldotna; (II) at Valdez.

 

 5 30 12 38 29 2008  50.458 -130.410  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:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 29  0  0 00 1508  35.200   25.100 100 0.0   GREECE

 

Moderate damage (X) at Crete:  Iraklion (Candia), Megalokastron. 300 killed.  Also felt at Naxos,  and Chios. Significant aftershock sequence. Shocks lasted for forty days at Constantinople. Observations in Italy and Germany included atmospheric perturbations.

 

 5 29 12 23 19 1976  24.600   99.000   8 7.5   Myanmar

 5 29 14  0 18 1976  24.531   98.710  10 7.0   Myanmar

 

Some killed, Severe damage at Lungling-Lushi, Myanmar. Felt in northeastern Myanmar.

 

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

 

 5 29  0  0  0 1854  34.400 -119.700   0 6.0   So. California

 5 29  6 46  0 1915  36.080 -118.820   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 29  5 16 32 1931  63.000 -149.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 5 29  1 57 52 1940  67.000 -135.000   0 6.2   Yukon Territory, Canada

 5 29 13 31 25 1955  55.700 -154.400   0 5.7   Southern Alaska

 5 29 21  3  7 1955  56.000 -155.000   0 5.5   Southern Alaska

 5 29 10 17 34 1964  60.200 -146.300  20 5.6   Central Alaska

 5 29  6 14 18 1973  53.970 -163.710   0 6.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 29 21 53 45 1979  52.795 -170.902 115 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 29  3 38 47 1980  34.935 -120.779   9 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt at Avila Beach (V), Atascadero, Nipomo and Templeton. Felt in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo to Kern County.

 

 5 29 17 45 39 1980  41.887 -126.941  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 5 29  6 55 32 1983  40.393 -125.544   5 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 5 29 20 18 31 1984  44.940 -105.840   3 5.2   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Felt (V) at Gillette and IV at Caspar. Felt throughout northeastern Wyoming and parts of southeastern Montana.

 

 5 29 18 31 12 1990  56.956 -153.569  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt V at Old Harbor, IV at Kodiak, and Port Lions, III at Chignik.

 

 5 29 13  7 39 1991  52.222 -169.560  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 29 18  3 58 1993  51.675 -173.154  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 29 08 40 50 2005  51.235  179.589  56 5.1   Rat Islands

 5 29 07 00 08 2015  56.694 -156.530  61 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Alaska at South Naknek, King Salmon, and II-III in Valdez, Sterling, Soldotna, New Stuyahok, Manokotak, Kodiak, Kenai, Kasilof, Homer, Egegik, Eagle River, Dillingham, Cold Bay, Chugiak, Anchor Point an Anchorage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 5 28  3 58 00 1903  40.900   42.700   0 5.8   TURKEY

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Vargomos, Cardahli, and Nehkerek . More than 1000 killed

 

 5 28  3 23 54 1914   9.000  -78.000  70 7.2   Colombia

 5 28  9 51 59 1924  48.000  148.200 470 7.2   So. Kurils

 5 28  1  1 48 1942   0.000  124.000 120 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 5 28  5 37 16 1948 -13.100  -76.200  55 7.0   Central Peru

 

Moderate damage (VII) at Canete. 4 killed.

 

 5 28 13 27 19 1968  -2.900  139.300  65 7.7   West Irian, PNG

 

Damage was limited.

 

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

 

 5 28 11 15  0 1892  33.500 -116.000   0 6.0   So. California

 5 28  6  6  0 1917  32.830 -115.320   0 5.5   So. California

 

Imperial Valley. Seems to have been most severe in open country.  Walls reported cracked at Brawley.

 

 5 28 11 30  0 1918  35.500 -106.000   0 6.3   Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Probably Intensity VII, although VIII was assigned at Cerrillos. There plaster fell, people were thrown off their feet, and a surface rupture was seen at the edge of town.  A rapid twisting effect was noted in several places. There was a sound like distant thunder. At Stanley a piano sounded, walls and plaster cracked and people were thrown down.

 

 5 28 20 55  0 1921  49.200 -129.200   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 5 28 17 39  0 1927  37.330 -122.920   0 5.0   Central California

 

Near San Jose. Plaster fell at San Jose and a slight crack appeared in the wall of the old courthouse.

 

 5 28 10 14  6 1938  43.000 -125.600   0 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 28  9 46  0 1958  46.500 -113.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Georgetown Lake area and Philipsburg, MT. Slight damage at Philipsburg.  Rockslide in Georgetown Lake area. Aftershock at about 12:30 was generally felt from Philipsburg to Rock Creek.

 

 5 28 12 59 47 1961  33.800 -116.083  10 5.0   So. California

 

NE of Indio. Felt principally in west-central Riverside County. Slight damage was reported at Coachella. Furnishings shifted small objects were overturned.

 

 5 28 16 18  4 1964  58.300 -150.600  25 5.4   Southern Alaska

 5 28 21 50 17 1966  51.600 -178.200  71 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 28  5 16 23 1980  37.578 -118.888   2 5.3   California/Nevada area

 5 28  5 48 29 1980  37.765 -118.617   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Additional Mammoth Lakes quakes in swarm.

 

 5 28  9 10 46 1981  46.525 -121.394   3 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt (IV) in parts of Lewis and Yakima counties. Also felt in Cowlitz County.

 

 5 28  4 47 41 1993  35.149 -119.104  21 5.2   So. California

 

Slight damage (VI) at Pumpkin Center. Felt through a large part of central and southern California.

 

 5 28 15 55 28 1993  55.862 -155.171  33 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5 28  7  4 13 1998  53.137 -166.755  41 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 28 10 07 43 2010  53.422 -163.155  19 5.2   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 27  0  0 00 1293  35.200  139.300   0 0.0   JAPAN

 

Severe damage at Kamakura, Japan. 22000 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 27  0  0 00 1704  41.000  139.500   0 0.0   JAPAN

 

Moderate damage North of Nosiro, Japan, 58 killed.

 

 5 27  0  0  0 1770  38.600  142.000   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 27  9 50 26 1928  40.000  142.500  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 27  6 19 19 1936  28.500   83.500  60 7.0   Nepal

 5 27  5 58 54 1947  -1.500  135.300  60 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 5 27 12  5  7 1970  27.367  140.733 440 7.2   Bonin Islands

 5 27  5 13 42 1992 -10.750  165.120  30 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt strongly at Lata Station, Santa Cruz. A small tsunami was observed.

 

 5 27 13  3 53 1995  52.629  142.827  11 7.5   Sakhalin

 

A severe earthquake near Sakhalin, Russia killed about 1989 people and injured about 750 more. It caused damage (X) in the Neftegorsk region and some damage in the Okha region. A small indistinct tsunami near Sabo and Val was observed.

 

Surface faulting was along a NE trending fault south of Neftegorsk.

 

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

 

 5 27  0  0  0 1897  44.500  -73.500   0 5.0   New York State

 

Northeastern New York. Felt in New York, NH. Vermont and Massachusetts. Felt from Hartford. N.Y. to Montreal and Quebec Canada. Severe shock but little damage.

 

 5 27 20 59  0 1947  40.400 -124.700   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 5 27  1 45 35 1962  31.700 -115.600   0 5.1   So. California

 5 27 12 56 51 1965  53.900 -164.900  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 27 19 29 25 1965  53.700 -156.700  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 27 22  7 47 1966  51.610 -178.310  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 27 14  1 42 1974  60.261 -146.005  10 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 27 14 50 57 1980  37.464 -118.823   2 6.3   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershocks in the swarm of May 1980 at Mammoth Lakes.

 

 5 27 14 51  0 1980  37.493 -118.778  22 5.7   California/Nevada area

 5 27 19  1  9 1980  37.602 -118.807  11 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 27 17 56 26 1993  53.750 -157.870  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 27  8  8 59 1999  58.752 -137.124   0 5.8   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Gustavus, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and Yakutat. Also felt at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Small precursor about five seconds prior to this event.

 

 5 27 22 19 03 2006  51.053  179.051  15 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 26 15  0  0 1293  35.000  136.000   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

The earthquake destroying the main shrine and temples at Tsuragaoka Wakamiya, Daijiji, Kenchoji, Kamakura government office was destroyed by the earthquake.  23,024 deaths. A tsunami hit the Kamakura area of Japan. Data Source: "Catalog of Tsunamis in Japan and Its Neighboring Countries" by Kumizi Iida, Special Report Dec. 1984, Aichi Institute of Technology.

 

 5 26  0  0 00 1830  23.100  113.200   0 0.0   CHINA

 

6000 killed at Guangzhou, China. Part of a series of earthquakes that occurred beginning on May 12 with additional destructive activity June 12, 16 and July 29 in Chihli, Paoting Fu, Shunte Fu, Tiensin Fu, Shangtung. Highly destructive with maximum intensity to X. The Chinese edition of "Significant Earthquakes of the World" by Dunbar, Lockridge and Whiteside gives the location of this activity at 36.4N 114.3E with magnitude of M 7.6 and 7000 killed in the June 12 earthquake.

 

 5 26 15  0  0 1704  40.040  140.000   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 26 14 22 42 1914  -2.000  137.000  60 7.9   West Irian, PNG

 5 26 22 39 58 1929  51.510 -130.740   0 7.0   British Colombia

 5 26 16  9 40 1932 -25.500  179.300 600 7.9   Tonga/Fiji

 5 26  1 17 25 1950 -20.300  169.300  40 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 5 26 16 23 14 1955  -9.750  160.750  60 7.0   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 5 26  6 33 35 1957  40.670   31.000  10 7.2   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Severe damage and 52 or more killed at Abant, Turkey. The villages around Lake Abant were destroyed with additional casualties at Abant and Mudurnu. 100 injured and at least 5000 houses damaged or destroyed. In Lake Abant three islands were observed to appear and then to disappear. Damage was also observed to homes and mosques in Bolu, Chakcilar, Seben, Izmit, Adapazari, Bursa, Eskisehir and Ankara. This section of the Great Anatolian Fault saw subsequent strong earthquakes in 1967 and most recent in 1999. Data from: "The seismicity of the earth 1953-1965" J.P. Rothe, UNESCO, 1969.

 

 

 5 26 10 59 12 1964 -56.200  -27.800 130 7.3   So. Sandwich Islands

 5 26  9 11 52 1975  35.997  -17.649  33 8.1   Morocco/Spain

 

Limited damage (VI).

 

 5 26  2 59 60 1983  40.462  139.102  24 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

At least 103 people killed, 304 injured and extensive  damage in the central region of the Sea of Japan, about 80 km off the west coast of Akita Perfecture, Honshu. 100 of the fatalities were due to the tsunami. Estimated cost: $600 million.

 

Although a warning was issued 14 minutes after the earthquake, the first tsunami arrived at Oga Peninsula after 8 minutes. A local man who had previously experienced tsunamis was able to warn the people with a loud speaker in time for them to evacuate.

 

Many of the fatalities occurred on the Oga peninsula where 13 pupils on an excursion were killed. Of 306 harbor workers at Nosiro, 34 were killed.  29 other victims were fishing. 3,513 houses were destroyed of which 52 were washed into the sea. The tsunami sunk 225 vessels and 451 were washed out to sea, also damaging 1187 other vessels. 40 of the 67 vessels under construction at Noshiro harbor were destroyed.  Damage estimated about 800 million.

 

Three additional people were killed in South Korea. Tsunami heights reached 8 meters in USSR, 4 meters in Korea. Data from: National Earthquake Information Center, USGS, 1983.

 

 5 26  9 24 33 2003  38.849  141.568  69 7.4   Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

 

Seventy people were injured in Iwate, 58 in Miyagi and 15 in other Prefectures.  At least 700 building and roads were damaged in Tohoku District. Fires and landslides caused power and water outages in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures.  Concrete pillars along the Railway line in Tohoku were damage. Felt throughout northern Japan. Liquefaction and ground subsidence of up to 10 cm was observed.

 

 5 26 19 23 27 2003   2.354  128.855  31 7.0   Halmahera, Indonesia                

 

One killed and 7 injured on Morotai. About 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and power lines damaged at Berebere, Daruba and Morotai. Also felt at Manado, Sulawesi.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 26 14 42  0 1909  42.500  -89.000   0 5.7   Northern Plains

 

Illinois, Felt from Missouri to Michigan and Minnesota to Indiana.  Intensity VII was noted over a considerable area from Bloomington, ILL to Platteville, WIS. At Aurora, many chimneys fell. In Chicago, buildings swayed, especially noticable in upper stories. Mirrors swayed, beds moved on casters and there was fear that walls would collapse. Dubuque, Iowa had a fairly strong shock. Strong at Pontiac and Freeport ILL.

 

 5 26 22 39 58 1929  51.510 -130.740   0 7.0   British Colombia

 

The epicenter of this quake was 1 - 2 degrees south of the area of maximum damage. The earthquake was felt as far north as Ketchikan, AK and Anyox B.C. and to the east as far as Terrace, Skeena and Lakelse.  Centers on the Queen Charlotte Island suffered greatly, but on Prince Rupert, damage was maximum. At Massett water splashed out of tanks, trees swayed and houses shock violently. People were thrown to the ground at Prince Rupert. At Skidgate there was a tsunami and there were fissures on the beach. AT Sandspit 500 ft. of the beach disappeared into the sea.  Further south at Lockeport, the crest of a hill was dislodged and close by at Rose Harbour, chimneys were toppled.

 

 5 26  9 16 53 1948  56.300 -153.800   0 6.0   Southern Alaska

 5 26 15 59 34 1957  33.216 -116.000  15 5.0   So. California

 

Southwest of the Salton Sea. Felt over an area of about 7000 sq. miles.  No damage reported. Maximum Intensity V at Calipatria where the shock was felt by all. Windows and doors creaked.

 

 5 26 10 56 42 1958  53.000 -169.500 120 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 16 40 34 1968  67.400 -165.400   5 6.3   Northern Alaska

 

Felt at Fairbanks.

 

 5 26 23 22 48 1969  49.990 -114.962  33 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 5 26  9 53 34 1970  54.230 -164.610  56 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 12 19 34 1973  51.290 -179.710  36 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 13 12 11 1973  51.232 -179.622  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 26  0 57 34 1974  64.944 -156.507  39 5.0   Northern Alaska

 5 26 17 38 17 1976  57.295 -153.752  75 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 26 12 24 25 1980  37.526 -118.874   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 5 26 18 57 56 1980  37.560 -118.895   6 5.7   California/Nevada area

 5 26  7 38 54 1987  53.851 -167.019  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 19  1 32 1988  48.928 -128.474  10 5.1   Vancouver Island area

 5 26 22 22  3 1990  53.439 -163.567  33 5.0   Unimak 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

 

 5 25  0  0 00 1751  26.500   99.900   0 6.8   CHINA

 

Severe damage (IX) in Yunnan Province, China. 900 killed. The magnitude is given by various sources from M 6.5-7.0. No time is currently available for this earthquake, however it is quite possible that a triggering relationship between this event an that in Central Chile (M 8.5) exists. These two events fall in the approximate antipodal areas of each other.

 

 5 25  5 30  0 1751 -36.830  -71.630   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Moderate damage (XI) at Chillan, Talca, Tutuben, Talco, Chile. A tsunami was generated. This was the third large Concepcion earthquake. A large foreshock on May 23 caused many to spend the night outside in readiness for additional shocks which included a strong foreshock about 15 minutes before the mainshock. The mainshock appears to have been a succession of at least six distinct events with the tsunami arriving about half an hour after the earthquake. Only 25 to 30 were killed in Concepcion due in large part to the foreshock. Chillan and Talca were destroyed and Santiago was greatly damaged. Churches and wineries were destroyed in the region. A large aftershock occurred on June 26, 1751. The location of Concepcion was abandoned after this earthquake and the city was rebuilt further inland. The generated tsunami was also destructive along the coast of Japan. Data from: "Major Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Chile during the period 1535 to 1955" by Cinna Lomnitz, Geol. Rundshau Rand 59 Vol. 3 pp 938-960, Stutgard, 1970.  Readers may note the similarities between this earthquake and those of May 22-25, 1960 in the same area as described in our previous history.

 

 5 25 14  2  8 1907  51.500  147.000 600 7.4   Sakhalin

 5 25 19 29 20 1918 -30.500  -92.500  60 7.0   Chile Rise

 5 25 22 21 00 1923  35.200   59.200   0 5.7   IRAN

 

Moderate damage at Torbat-e-Heydariyen, Iran. 2200 killed.  Maximum intesnity VIII.

 

 5 25  3 43 00 1925  12.500  122.500   0 6.8   PHILIPPINES

 

Severe damage (VI-VII) at Luzon and Tablas. 428 killed. A tsunami was generated and flooded some small low villages southeast of Tablas. The shock was felt on board the steamship "Compeador" off of Romblon Island.

 

 5 25 23  7 36 1943   7.500  128.000  60 8.1   Halmahera

 5 25  1  6 37 1944 -21.500 -179.500 640 7.2   Tonga Islands

 5 25 12 58  5 1944  -2.500  152.800  60 7.5   New Britain

 5 25  7 11 21 1948  29.500  100.500  60 7.3   Myanmar

 

Severe damage in Sichuan province, China, 800-1000 killed. Intensity X.  That that this event was at approximately the same epicenter as that of 1951 which also occurred on May 25 (see above).

 

 5 25 18 34 58 1950  12.600  143.700  90 7.2   So. Marianas/Guam

 5 25  5 25 14 1981 -48.786  164.357  33 7.6   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Felt throughout the South Island.

 

 5 25 16 55  4 1992  19.613  -77.872  23 7.0   Jamaica

 

Forty people injured and more than 820 buildings damaged in the Pilon-Manzanillo area. Felt at Guantanamo and in most of eastern Cuba as far away as Sancti Spiritus. Also felt on Jamaica.

 

 5 25 13 59 57 1995  42.899  147.316  65 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 25 23 22 33 1997 -32.115  179.791 333 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt strongly on Raoul. Felt throughout the North Island and as far south as Christchurch on the South Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 25 15 13  7 1948  44.000 -127.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 25 15 32  2 1948  43.500 -127.000   0 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 25  8 34 37 1950  65.500 -151.500   0 6.0   Northern Alaska

 

Only reported disturbance was hanging light fixtures.

 

 5 25  0 35 23 1958  51.480 -177.420   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 14 54 30 1958  51.270 -177.110   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 19  4 33 1975  57.330 -150.180   0 5.7   Southern Alaska

 5 25 16 45 30 1979  52.680 -166.970   0 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 16 51  2 1979  53.020 -167.200  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 16 33 44 1980  37.589 -118.826   6 6.5   California/Nevada area

 5 25 16 49 27 1980  37.557 -118.989   2 5.4   California/Nevada area

 5 25 17  6 24 1980  37.530 -118.930   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 5 25 19 44 51 1980  37.449 -118.816   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 5 25 20 35 48 1980  37.634 -118.873  12 5.9   California/Nevada area

 5 25 20 38 38 1980  37.698 -118.768   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 25 20 59 24 1980  37.635 -118.791   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Mammoth Lakes swarm. One week after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens WA.  8 people were  injured. Additional damage (VII) and rockslides in the Mammoth Lakes-Crowley Lake area. Two people were seriously injured by a rockslide in Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout most of California and NEvada.

 

 5 25  0 33  4 1986  51.679 -175.236  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 19 23 11 1986  51.602 -176.199  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 23 32 16 1986  52.900 -174.300   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 11 40 38 1987  56.000 -154.000   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 25 14  5 18 1988  50.502 -174.589   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 19  1 13 1992  26.310 -110.435  10 5.1   Gulf of California

 5 25 20 40 37 1992  27.000 -111.000   0 5.1   Gulf of California

 5 25 23 16 43 1993  55.070 -160.430  33 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Slight damage VI at Sand Point. Felt V at King Cove and Perryville. Felt V at King Cove and Perrysville (IV) at Chignik. Chignik Lagoon. Cold Bay and False Pass. III at Akutan.

 

 5 25  5 10 56 2000  52.633 -167.066  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (III) at Nikolski.

 

 5 25 05 36 31 2002  53.815 -161.116  33 6.3   Unimak Island, Alaska

 5 25 19 18 25 2008  56.087 -153.780  22 6.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

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

 

 5 24 16 33 57 1940 -11.608  -77.563  50 8.4   Central Peru

 

Severe damage (X) at Lima, Callao. 250 killed. A tsunami was generated.  179 killed, $1.1 million damage.

 

The following is a quote from a letter written June 13, 1940 by Mr.  Frank T. Davies in Callao, Peru. Mr. Davies was formerly with the Carnegie institution in Washington.

 

"We had quite a harrowing experience here on May 24th but the loss of life, injuries and damage were made much more severe owing to the rotten construction of many of the buildings. My curiosity regarding personal experience of earthquakes is not quite satisfied. In future I only want to study them from a distance My chief impression was of the enormous clouds of dust, following the quake. Some changes in the contour of the seaward side of the Island of San Lorenzo occurred, and quite large differences in ocean depths have occurred off the coast in some places, mainly to the south of Callao. There appears to have been specially destructive effects along a line bearing 133 degrees true ( as nearly as I can estimate it) running through the Terminal Maritimo South East through Callao market, Bella Vista, and skirting the coast, missing Madalena and Miraflores, thence passing through the  suburb of Chorillos. This appears ot be a fault line. Destruction was very severe for about a third of a mile on either side of the line delineated, and considerably less on the ocean and landward sides of this line. If it weren't for the miserable house construction I do not think the damage would have been much outside of this half-to-two-thirds of a mile path.  Numbers of temporary frame houses are now being build to house the population. Large numbers of poorer people of Callao, Barranco and Chorillos are homeless at present and are being cared for in camps.  There was a tidal effect but this was not serious. A rise and fall of several feet occurred in the water level three times between noon and half past twelve. The quake occurred here at 11h 34m 75 degrees WMT.  My own impression was that sensible movement lasted for two minutes at least. A large number of buildings that apparently stood the shocks were certainly unsafe now and would be very dangerous to stay in if another quake occurred.  My children weren't worried; the baby in fact laughed because she thought the ceiling lamp swinging to and fro, was amusing.  I have walked around the town and docks. The only marked evidence of road movement is in the dock area, which, I understand, rests on reclaimed land. Subsidences of from 15 to 2 inches have occurred over considerable areas. Reinforced concrete warehouses have been damaged to a considerable extent, and railway lines twisted.  Some temblores have occurred since May 24th. of which two have been strong. I have slept through several temblores which I have been told occurred at night. Under the present over-nervous condition of people, these temblores have been more widely noticed than was the case with similar effects previous to the quake."

 

 5 24 19 17 40 1959  17.610  -97.170  63 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 5 24 20  0 11 1990   5.440   31.910  33 7.1   Sudan

 

Some buildings damaged in the Juba area. Felt in the Kapenguria area and at Nakuru, Kenya. Also felt in Uganda.

 

 5 24 20  9 17 1990  -7.800  120.700 580 7.1   Flores Island area

 

Additional buildings damaged in the Jubo, Sudan area. Felt in the Kapenguria area and at Nakura, Kenya and in Uganda.  The largest earthquake in Sudan in modern times.

 

 5 24 23 51 28 1993 -22.671  -66.543 221 7.0   Argentina

 

Felt in Jujuy, Salta and Tucuman Provinces. Also felt (V) in the Antofagasta-Taltal-Calama area; (IV) at Mejillones, San Pedro and Tocopilla; (III) at Iquique and (II) at Copiapo, Chile.  Felt (III) at Arequipa, Peru.

 

 5 24 05 44 48 2013  54.892  153.221 598 8.3   Sea of Okhotsk

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Severo-Kuril'sk; (IV) at Tymovskoye and Uglegorsk; (III) at Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Also felt at Berdsk, Moscow, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and Samara. Felt (II) at Delhi and Gurgaon, India. Also felt at Chandigarh and Noida. Felt (II) at Tokyo, Japan. Also felt at Aomori and Furukawa and in Sapporo, Sendai and Yokohama. Felt at Vancouver, Canada; Chongqing, Chengdu and Xichang, China; Astana and Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Felt (II) at Anchor Point and Juneau, Alaska. Also felt at Homer, Kodiak, Palmer and Petersburg. Felt at Goleta and Irvine, California.  Also felt at Honolulu, Hawaii and at Seattle, Washington. Recorded (3 JMA) in northern Hokkaido and in Chiba, 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

 

 5 24  3 36 35 1957  52.500 -167.500   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  0 40 24 1964  60.160 -147.700  17 5.0   Central Alaska

 5 24  5 49  6 1966  39.500 -125.500   1 5.0   Off Coast California

 5 24 18 47 10 1973  51.581 -173.378  25 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  6 16 56 1978  51.240 -179.240  28 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  6 33 18 1978  51.144 -179.074  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  9 53  5 1978  51.130 -179.170  43 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 10  3 36 1980  39.937 -111.966   5 5.0   Utah area

 

Intensity V at Goshen, few windows cracked, underground pipes reported broken, buildings shook slightly, felt by and awakened many.  At Santaquin small objects and light furniture moved. Hanging pictures fell, felt by and awakened many.

 

 5 24 22  4 44 1985  51.124 -178.271  18 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 16 44 57 1986  51.050 -175.910  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 12 50 20 1992  51.788 -176.118  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 19  7 18 1993  52.120 -172.160  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 11  2 13 1995  61.007 -150.119  42 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt (V) at Anchorage, Chugiak, Moose Pass, Palmer, and Tyonek; (IV) at Cooper Landing, Hope, Kenai, Seward, Sterling, Talkeetna and Willow. Also felt at Wasilla. Felt in much of south-central Alaska.        

 

 5 25 05 10 55 2000  52.633 -167.066  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 05 36 31 2002  53.815 -161.116  33 6.4   Unimak Island, Alaska

 5 25 19 18 25 2008  56.087 -153.780  22 6.0   Kodiak Island, Alaska

 5 25 21 18 45 2010  63.492 -127.049   5 5.3   Northwest Territory, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 23  0  0 00 1761  24.400  102.500   0 6.0   CHINA

 

Moderate damage (VIII) at Yunnan Province, China. 120 killed.

 

 5 23  0  0 00 1795  17.000  -96.300   0 0.0   MEXICO

 

Severe damage in Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 5 23  0  0 00 1834  31.300   35.600   0 6.3   JORDAN

 

Moderate damage (IX) at  Al-Karak; Israel:  Nabulus

 

 5 23  2 24  6 1912  21.000   97.000  25 7.9   Myanmar

 

Severe damage. Intensity IX a few were killed.

 

 5 23  2 10 00 1925  35.700  135.000   0 6.8   JAPAN

 

Severe damage. 395 killed at HONSHU 

 

 5 23  7 18 28 1938  36.500  141.000  60 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 23  8 21 53 1938  18.000  119.500  80 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 5 23 20 48 28 1956 -15.410 -178.730 396 7.5   Tonga Islands

 5 23 17 24 16 1968 -41.666  171.922  21 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

3 killed, $3 million damage.

 

 5 23 10 54 46 1989 -52.371  160.642  10 8.1   Balleny Islands

 

Felt V on  Campbell Island, Macquarie Islands. Small tsunami along the southeastern coast of Tasmania and in Jervis Bay and Sydney Harbour, Australia. The largest event ever to be registered in this region.

 

 5 23 17 19 04 2013 -23.009 -177.232 173 7.4   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 23 11 57 30 1918  27.000 -111.000   0 6.8   Gulf of California

 5 23  8 16  0 1937  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Strongly felt at Helena, MT.

 

 5 23 15 47 29 1942  32.983 -115.983  16 5.0   So. California

 5 23 19 54  0 1953  40.500 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

North-central Utah. Shocks alarmed residens of Salt Lake City and Herriman.  Houses rocked, furniture shifted.

 

 5 23 23 52 43 1954  34.983 -118.983  16 5.1   So. California

 

Felt by some in community at Antelope Station where windows, doors and dishes rattled, houses creaked. Trees bushes shaken slightly.  Sharp jolt at Bakersfield. Felt throughout southern California.

 

 5 23 13  4 37 1969  53.372 -160.157  32 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 23 15 12 30 1975  51.220 -131.230  18 5.1   British Colombia

 5 23  2 25  7 1978  57.768 -156.272 127 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5 23 13 44 41 1979  56.575 -156.365  37 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 23 23 18 39 1986  59.330 -153.560  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 23  1 15  4 1990  44.260 -127.480   5 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 23 15 48  7 1995  51.000 -176.000   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 23 17 36 50 1999  51.596 -178.272  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 23 15 10 35 2005  51.043  178.506  32 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 5 23 03 33 09 2008  51.638  177.916  55 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 22  0  0 00 1202  33.200   35.300   0 0.0   ISRAEL

 

Severe at Nabulus, Israel. 30000 killed. This large earthquake may have occurred on May 20 instead of May 22. The shock was felt from Lesser Armenia, parts of Anatolia and Iran to Egypt and in the western Mediterranean to Iran. A strong tsunami was generated and was associated with extensive damage in Syrian and Cyprus suggesting a magnitude of about M 7.6. Acre and Tyre were severely damage with extensive loss of life with intensities around X. Reports indicated that a number of cities were "swallowed up". Total destruction occurred in Nablus except for some walls in the "Street of the Samaritans: The earthquake was felt with intensity IV at Jerusalem. The mainshock occurred at dawn when most people were still in bed and this probably contributed to the high death toll. This event was extensively written about in: "An analysis of the Eastern Mediterranean Earthquake of 20 May 2002" by N.N Ambraseys and C.F. Melville in Historical Seismograms and Earthquakes of the World, 1988, Academic Press.

 

 5 22 16  0  0 1782 -33.000  -69.200  30 7.0   Central Chile

 5 22  6 25  0 1910  42.000  145.000  60 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 22  6 31 27 1918 -17.000 -177.500 380 7.0   Tonga Islands

 5 22 22 32 42 1927  36.800  102.000  60 8.3   So. China

 

Extreme damage, 200,000 killed in Qinghai province, China

 

 5 22 13 36 10 1956  -4.000  153.000 500 7.0   New Britain

 5 22 10 32 42 1960 -37.700  -72.700  60 7.4   Central Chile

 5 22 18 55 55 1960 -39.000  -72.000   0 7.8   Central Chile

 5 22 19 11 14 1960 -38.200  -72.600  33 8.3   Central Chile

 

Severe Damage along the Chile coast at Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Alerce, Rinihue (XI to XII). Up to 5700 killed. Damage estimated at $600-$800 million. This may be one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the world. The foreshocks caused people to become concerned and to gather in the streets so that when the mainshock occurred at 03:11 p.m.  on Sunday afternoon, May 22 casualties were minimized despite the fall of houses and other architecture. Motion of the ground was as if one were on high swells at sea. Cars and trucks moved back and forth by up to a meter due to the movement of the ground at Conception, Chile. The active area of the earthquake swarm occurred over a distance of about 200 by 2000 km. Landslides, liquefaction and a great tsunami occurred. Most of the damage was associated with a tsunami which reached heights up to 10 feet.  The tsunami arrived after some residents had returned to their homes to clean up. At Quelle an estimated 500 residents were killed by the tsunami because they returned to their homes too early. A similar earthquake appears to have affected the same area in 1575. This earthquake was extensively discussed in: "Los Terremotos de Mayo - Chile 1960" Technical Artical 14, Michelson Laboratories, China Lake, CA, August 1961.

 

 5 22 16 43 59 1971  38.850   40.520   3 7.0   Turkey

 

Severe damage at Bingol and Genc, Turkey, 755-995 killed.

 

 5 22  6  4  0 1972  16.600  122.300  34 7.4   Luzon, Philippines

 5 22 20 45 57 1972 -17.689 -175.189 227 7.1   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 22 20  0  0 1817  46.000  -69.000   0 5.7   Maine

 

Widely felt in Maine and New Brunswick

 

 5 22  0  0  0 1869  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Threw down furniture at Helena, MT. Earth sounds like a large wagon on rough road.

 

 5 22 14 28  0 1910  40.749 -111.849   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Salt Lake City, damage to chimneys and old buildings.

 

 5 22  2 19  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Strongly felt at Helena, MT.

 

 5 22 19 49 43 1950  51.560 -130.510   0 5.7   British Colombia

 5 22 13 29 48 1957  50.400 -176.900   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 16 25 40 1963  52.500 -165.500   0 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 16 20 49 1987  52.590 -164.710  48 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 22  9 39 54 1988  53.800 -163.330  31 6.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 19 18 47 1988  62.198 -124.189  10 5.2   Northwest Terr., Canada

 5 22  7 21 37 1989  52.798 -173.539 156 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 14  9 36 1992  27.500 -115.060  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 5 22 14 37 42 1992  56.920 -157.450  82 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 22 17 30 58 2010  32.616 -115.773   3 5.0   Baja California

 

(NEIC). Felt (IV) at Mexicali and Tecate, (III) at Ensenada and Tijuana and (II) at Rosarito. Felt in much of northern Baja California and at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (V) at El Centro; (IV) at Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Heber, Imperial, Mountain Center and San Diego; (III) in much of San Diego County, California. Felt from the Los Angeles Basin and Blythe to the U.S.-Mexico border. Felt (II) at Yuma and Somerton, Arizona. Also felt at Wellton.

 

 5 22 18 47 42 2015  37.293 -114.655   4 5.3   Nevada

 

An earthquake of M 4.8-5.3 hit near Caliente, Nevada northeast of Las Vegas today.  It was followed by a series of aftershocks. Among these were events of M 3.8 and 3.4.  No major damage or injuries were reported with this earthquake.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 21  0  0 00  512  39.000  113.000   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48,52

 

Extreme damage (X), 5318 killed. Surface fissures were observed and considerable landslides were observed. Area of devastation was more than 350,000 sq. km. At least 3000 domestic animals were injured.     

 

 5 21  0  0 00 1219  36.000  106.200   0 6.5   CHINA:                                              48,52,96

 

Extreme damage (IX). 10000 people and 20,000 animals killed in the epicentral area.

 

 5 21 15  0  0 1241  35.000  136.000   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 5 21  0  0 00 1792  32.500  130.000   0 0.0   JAPAN:  HIZEN                                       68,137    

 

Extreme damage at Hizen, Kyushu, Japan. 15200 killed, A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 21 10 10  7 1932  12.000  -87.500  90 7.6   Nicaragua

 

Moderate damage was recorded.

 

 5 21  9 16 42 1946  14.500  -60.500  50 7.1   Windward Islands

 5 21 18 37 00 1950 -13.500  -72.000   0 6.0   PERU                      

 

80-120 killed. Severe damage at Cuzco.

 

 5 21  8 27 20 1951  -6.000  154.500 150 7.0   New Britain

 5 21  1 12  4 1957  21.730  144.250 113 7.0   Volcano Islands

 5 21 10  2 50 1960 -37.500  -73.500   0 7.2   Central Chile

 5 21 12  2 52 1962  37.100   96.000  25 7.2   So. China

 5 21 21 15 31 1962 -20.500 -177.000 400 7.0   Tonga Islands

 5 21  5 34 26 1998   0.207  119.584  33 7.2   Malaysia

 

Felt at Donggala, Palu and Tolitoli, Sulawesi

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 21  2  1  0 1864  37.500 -122.000   0 5.8   Central California

 

At San Francisco in a few windows were broken. Felt from Monterey on the south to Sacarmento and Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) on the north.

 

 5 21 15 36  2 1964  59.000 -153.500  15 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5 21  7 18 11 1967  27.810 -111.350   7 5.0   Gulf of California

 5 21 18 56 44 1971  52.540 -173.200  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 21  6 34 53 1975  60.194 -147.452   1 5.0   Central Alaska

 5 21  1 13  0 1985  54.900 -160.800   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 21 22 20 48 1985  53.815 -166.890  70 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 21 22 12 11 1986  51.060 -174.380  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 21  6 30 40 1990  52.393 -174.703  31 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 21 13  0  8 1990  53.910 -163.470  27 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 21  6 12 12 1993  51.900 -176.580  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

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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

 

 5 20  0  0 00 1202  32.500   35.300   0 0.0   ISRAEL

 

Felt (XI) at Samaria, Ha Galil (Galilee), many killed, severe damage.

 

 5 20  0  0 00 1293  35.200  139.300   0 0.0   JAPAN                                   7

 

30000 killed at Kakakura

            

 5 20  0  0 00 1618  19.000   72.800   0 0.0   INDIA

 

Damage at Bombay, 2000 killed. 

 

 5 20 15  0  0 1751  37.010  138.020   0 7.2   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Severe damage, 2000 killed.

 

 5 20 22  0 00 1795   9.300  -13.400   0 5.2   SIERRA LEONE                                        214

 

Moderate damage (V)

 

 5 20 14 36  0 1918   7.500  -36.000  60 7.4   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 5 20 17 55 10 1918 -28.500  -71.500  80 7.9   Coast Central Chile

 5 20  2 22 49 1931  37.500  -16.000  33 7.1   Morocco/Spain

 5 20 19 16 00 1932  36.600   53.400  12 5.4   IRAN

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Torbet-I-Kheydarly, Iran, 1070 killed.

 

 5 20  7 45 24 1953 -53.200 -134.000   0 7.2   Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

 5 20  0 40 11 1965 -14.700  167.400  16 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 5 20 20  5 49 1968 -30.722 -178.392  46 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 5 20 21  9 45 1968  44.840  150.290  44 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 20  8 13 53 1979  56.232 -156.561   9 7.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Kodiak Island and at King Salmon and Dillingham.

 

 5 20  2 22  1 1990   5.071   32.159  15 7.2   Congo/Uganda

 

Some buildings were damaged in the Juba, Sudan area. Also some damage in the Mayo area, Uganda. Felt in the Nakura area, Kenya and to the north.

 

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

 

 

 5 20 23 14 20 1953  50.260 -130.330   0 5.5   British Colombia

 5 20  1 50 54 1957  51.300 -179.600  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  5 32 16 1964  58.070 -149.310  26 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5 20 20 30 55 1970  51.460 -178.540  48 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  2 35 37 1971  52.210 -173.370  77 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  8  1  9 1971  42.307 -126.339  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 20  6 43 45 1972  58.117 -154.094  53 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 20 21 26  8 1972  53.410 -160.000   0 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 5 20  8 13 58 1979  56.651 -156.722  55 6.4   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Kodiak Island and at King Salmon and Dillingham.

 

 5 20  6  9  8 1983  51.481 -173.278 250 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20 13 48 36 1986  51.010 -177.150  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  5 40 20 1987  56.521 -152.836  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 20  5 59 21 1987  57.100 -154.000   0 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 20  6  9 26 1987  56.800 -151.700  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5 20  9 18 37 1998  51.986 -170.495  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20 13 53 35 2008  51.162  178.759  27 6.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

DAY 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

 

 5 19  0  0 00 1884  26.600   56.200   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at  Qeshm I, Bandar-e-Laft, Saheli, Tonbam, Direstan, Iran Intensity: VIII; 218 killed      

 

 5 19 17  8 21 1938  -1.000  120.000  60 7.9   Sulawesi area

 

Limited local damage (IX). 8 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 19  4 36 41 1940  32.733 -115.500  16 7.1   So. California

 

8 killed, $6 million estimated damage (VIII).

 

 5 19  0 19 19 1944  -2.500  152.800  50 7.2   New Britain

 5 19 14 58 15 1962  17.200  -99.500  33 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage in Oaxaca, 30 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

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

 

 5 19 11 10  0 1889  38.000 -121.900   0 6.1   Central California

 

Collinsville and Antioch, chimneys were destroyed. Slight damage was reported from Rio Vista, Lodi, Napan and San Francisco. Felt throughout most of Central California.

 

 5 19  0 35  0 1893  34.000 -119.500   0 5.8   So. California

 

SE of Ventura. Felt from San Diego to Lompoc and inland as far as San Bernardino. Highest intensity occurred in the region SE of Ventura.  Duration at Ventura was about 15 sec. No damage was reported, but it may have been potentially destructive. Submarine origin.

 

 5 19 18 31  0 1902  38.330 -121.920   0 5.5   Central California

 

Elmira. Nearly all chimneys fell at Elmira, some fell at Vacaville; slight damage occurred at Fairfield and Suisun City. The Shock was felt as far as San Francisco. Area of perceptibility exceeded 20,000 sq. miles.

 

 5 19  4 36 40 1940  32.700 -115.400   0 7.0   So. California

 

The epicenter was located SE of El Centro, but there was surface slipping with surface rupture over a known distance of 40 miles. This passes the international border about 8 miles E of Calexico. There was damage to towns in the Imperial Valley and canals were damaged.  Vertical displacement about 4 feet, horizontal displacement about 15 feet near the border.  The damage caused serious interruption to the water service in a region that depends on irrigation for crops.  Indirect loss to crops was considerable, direct earthquake loss in the U.S. about $6 million. Nine were killed.

 

At Imperial the city  water tanks collapsed and 80% of other buildings were damaged. At the more heavily populated town of Brawley there was greater total damage, but less percentage loss. 40% of buildings were damaged, mostly in the business district. At Holtville, the city water tank collapsed, but otherwise damage was minimal. Damage also at Calexico, Mexicali where a hotel was set afire by a short circuit.

 

 5 19  4 55  0 1940  32.766 -115.483   0 5.5   So. California

 5 19  5 51 34 1940  32.766 -115.483  16 5.5   So. California

 5 19  6 33 20 1940  32.766 -115.483  16 5.0   So. California

 5 19  6 35 40 1940  32.700 -115.400   0 5.5   So. California

 5 19 15  7  2 1945  40.600 -126.400   0 6.2   Off Coast of No. California

 5 19 15 37 35 1964  57.040 -152.760  18 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 19  6 17 12 1965  27.600 -110.900  33 5.6   Gulf of California

 5 19  7  6 28 1966  54.040 -164.080  37 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 17 48 35 1983  51.562 -174.190  18 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19  2 37 35 1986  52.284 -174.941  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19  3 19  6 1986  52.283 -174.896  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 20 21 59 1986  52.450 -179.950  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 23 26 46 1986  51.801 -179.712  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19  2 21 56 1989  54.305 -165.574 104 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 14 13 23 1993  37.135 -117.791   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt VI at Bishop, Big Pine. Also Felt at Dyer and Beatty, NV.

 

 5 19 20 34 28 2000  59.112 -152.925  69 5.8   Southern Alaska

 5 19 01 12 29 2005  60.018 -152.693  95 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt(IV) at Anchorage, Anchor Point, Chugiak, Clam Gulch, Eagle River, Girdwood, Homer, Kasilof, Kenai, Ninilchik, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna, Sterling and Wasilla.

 

 5 19 00 39 00 2010  32.652 -115.835   7 5.1   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Boulevard, Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial and Ocotillo; (III) at Alpine, Borrego Springs, Calipatria, Campo, Cardiff-by- the-Sea, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, Julian, Lakeside, National City, Pauma Valley, San Diego, Santa Ana and Temecula. Felt in much of Southern California from Los Angeles and Blythe to the U.S.- Mexico border. Felt (IV) at Mexicali, (III) at Ensenada and (II) at Tijuana, Baja California. Also felt at Maneadero and Tecate. Felt (II) at Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Phoenix.

 

 5 19 22 23 23 2012  52.068 -171.728  40 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

 

 5 18  0  0  0 1695  36.000  111.500   0 8.0   So. China

 

Extreme damage (X), 30,000 killed

 

 5 18 16 25  0 1875   7.900  -72.500  20 7.5   Colombia

 

Severe damage at Cucuta, San Jose, Cayetano, Colombia. 461-16000 killed.

 

 5 18 13 45  6 1905  -4.000  149.000  60 7.5   New Ireland

 5 18  2  8 53 1913  14.500  145.500  60 7.1   So. Marianas/Guam

 5 18 22 44 44 1971  63.900  146.100  33 7.0   Eastern Siberia, Russia

 5 18  3  7 32 1987  48.783  149.048 497 7.0   So. Kurils

 5 18 23 31 16 1995  43.445  147.961 115 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY:

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18  0  0  0 1791  41.500  -72.400   0 6.4   New England

 

East Haddam, Conn. Two heavy shocks caused the collapse of stone walls and chimneys. Latched doors were thrown open. A fissure several rods long appeared in the ground and rocks weighing several tons were moved. At Killingworth (now Clinton), fish were observed leaping out of the water.  Felt from Boston to New York. About 30  lighter shocks followed in a short time and over 100 were felt during the night.

 

 5 18 10 23 56 1919  56.000 -136.000   0 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 18  5  3 58 1940  34.083 -116.300  16 7.1   So. California

 5 18  5 51 20 1940  34.067 -116.333   0 5.2   So. California

 5 18  7 21 33 1940  34.066 -116.333  16 5.0   So. California

 

The epicenter was located SE of El Centro, but there was surface slipping with surface rupture over a known distance of 40 miles. This passes the international border about 8 miles E of Calexico. There was damage to towns in the Imperial Valley and canals were damaged.  Vertical displacement about 4 feet, horizontal displacement about 15 feet near the border.  The damage caused serious interruption to the water service in a region that depends on irrigation for crops.  Indirect loss to crops was considerable, direct earthquake loss in the U.S. about $6 million. Nine were killed.

 

At Imperial the city  water tanks collapsed and 80% of other buildings were damaged. At the more heavily populated town of Brawley there was greater total damage, but less percentage loss. 40% of buildings were damaged, mostly in the business district. At Holtville, the city water tank collapsed, but otherwise damage was minimal. Damage also at Calexico, Mexicali where a hotel was set afire by a short circuit.

 

 

 5 18  9 55 14 1956  62.300 -145.000 103 5.5   Central Alaska

 5 18  5 24  6 1957  51.190 -171.270   0 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 18  1  4 30 1964  74.300  -97.400  15 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 5 18  8 44  4 1969  60.340 -145.930   6 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 18 15 42 59 1975  63.173 -150.255 108 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 18 15 32 11 1980  46.207 -122.190   2 5.3   Washington state, U.S.

 

Mt. St Helens eruption. The May 18 eruption was apparently triggered by this earthquake, not appreciably different from many preceding, that caused multiple failures of the bulging north flank and produced great avalanches of rock debris. This lead to a northward directed lateral blast driven by steam from hydrothermal explosions that devastated an area of nearly 600 square km.

 

Lightning and other electrical phenomena associated with the eruption were so spectacular that many witnesses mentioned them. There was a heavy concentration of cloud-to-cloud lightning.  Others observed ball lightning streaking toward the ground connected neither to the cloud nor with the ground. It was like a group of balls all going in the same direction, but much too fast to have been projectiles. After the cloud passed overhead, lots of lightning stated 600-800 ft in the air and formed "big balls, big as a pickup and just started rolling across the ground and bouncing."

 

A massive mud flow also occurred on the south Fork Toutle River beginning less than 10 min after the beginning of the eruption.  A witness crossed the flow path and said it was like "warm concrete".  Ash was known to coat cars as far away as the east coast U.S.  following this eruption. 32 were killed in this eruption.

 

 5 18  2 40  8 1981  51.303 -175.047  19 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 18  0 49 34 1983  40.853 -127.278  10 5.0   Off Coast of California

 5 18 14 22 41 1986  51.504 -174.753   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 18 15 44 16 1992  33.990 -116.380   3 5.1   So. California

 

Felt V at Indio, Palm Springs, Yuca Valley. Felt in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

 

 5 18  1  3  6 1993  37.152 -117.762   3 5.3   California/Nevada area

 5 18 23 48 56 1993  37.280 -117.950  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Minor damage at Independence and Lone Pine, CA. Felt V at Big Pine, Bishop, Mojave, North Fork and Olancha.  Felt throughout a wide area of California and Nevada from the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento and Los Angeles. California to Carson City, Ely and Los Vegas were accompanied by a large rockslide about 7 km east of Eureka Valley and IV-V in the Mammoth Lakes, CA area.

 

 5 18  8  4 19 1993  61.031 -149.953  51 5.2   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18  0  0 00 1695  36.000  111.500   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48

 

Extreme Damage (X), 30000 killed.

 

 5 17  0  0 00 1703  26.600   54.900   0 6.8   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Qeshm Island, Iran. Strong damage at Qais-Hingan and Kish-Hengam, Iran.

 

 5 17 21  0  0 1841  52.500  159.500  30 8.4   Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity: XI, near Petropavlovsk. A tsunami was generated which was observed from Kamchatka to Hawaii where the height was 4.6 meters. The tsunami left the reef bare at Oahu, Hawaii and was destructive in Kamchatka where a ship broke loose and huts and yurts were washed away (Source: Preliminary Catalog of Tsunamis occurring in the Pacific Ocean, 1967, Iida, Cox and Pararas-Carayannis).

 

 5 17 18  0  0 1868  -1.330  -78.450   0 7.3   Ecuador

 5 17  8  2 54 1909 -20.000  -64.000 250 7.1   Bolivia/Brazil

 5 17  2 24 50 1941 -10.000  166.300  60 7.4   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 5 17 18 13 13 1950 -21.000  169.000  40 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 17 14 49 49 1955   6.700   93.700  60 7.3   Nicobar Islands

 5 17 17 19 31 1965  22.390  121.210  72 7.0   Taiwan

 5 17  2 58 41 1976  40.400   63.500  10 7.3   Uzbekistan

 

Severe damage (X) at Gazli and Bukahna.   Six killed and 10,000 homeless in the Gazli area. Damage occurred in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan and Kazakhstan.

 

 5 17  9 49 19 1992   7.239  126.645  33 7.1   Central Philippines

 5 17 10 15 31 1992   7.180  126.690  33 7.4   Central Philippines

 

Minor damage at Tamdag amd Boislog. Felt V at Cagoyan de Oro.  A small tsunami was generated.

 

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

 

 

 5 17 15 38 18 1958  51.000  -79.000   0 6.1   Quebec, Canada

 5 17  0 50 18 1964  59.400 -142.700  35 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 17  4 41 45 1964  53.540 -159.560  33 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 5 17  0 55 50 1971  52.510 -173.300  41 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17 16  0  0 1973  39.793 -108.366   0 5.1   Colorado area

 5 17 12 34 10 1985  54.200 -166.200   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 17  8  0 17 1986  52.200 -175.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17 16 20 24 1986  52.260 -174.292  26 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17 16 31 58 1986  52.400 -173.700   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17  6  6 13 1993  54.981 -160.038  33 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 17  6 43 32 1993  63.330 -150.540 145 5.1   Central Alaska

 5 17 23 20 49 1993  37.171 -117.775   7 6.2   California/Nevada area

 5 17 23 36 10 1993  37.145 -117.780  13 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Minor damage at Independence and Lone Pine California. Felt throughout a large area of California and Nevada from San Francisco to Carson City, Ely and Las Vegas, Nevada. A large rockslide occurred about 7 km east of Eureka Valley Sand Dunes.

 

 5 17 02 20 53 2007  53.415 -169.577 133 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

 

 5 16  0  0 00 1875   7.900  -72.500   0 0.0   COLOMBIA

 

Severe Damage at Cucuta, Venezuela, Seberatina, Venezuela.  14000-16000 killed.

 

 5 16 21 10 00 1892  14.000  143.300   0 0.0   GUAM                                72  

 

Severe damage at Agana, Guam, A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 16 20 12  0 1900  20.000 -105.000  25 7.8   Jalisco, Mexico

 5 16 13 23 11 1951 -15.000  -69.500 192 7.9   Central Peru

 5 16  4  1 00 1964  38.300  139.100   0 8.0   JAPAN

 

Damage at Niigata , Japan. $800 million damage, 26 killed.

 

 5 16  0 48 53 1968  40.733  143.583   7 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 16 10 39  1 1968  41.417  142.850  40 8.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Severe damage (VI) at Tokachi-Oki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, A tsunami was generated. Estimated $131 million damage, 48 killed.

 

 5 16 20 12 44 1995 -23.008  169.900  20 7.8   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt III at Noumea, New Caledonia. A tsunami with maximum height 30 cm was recorded as far away as New South Wales, Australia.

 

 5 16  0 51 20 1999  -4.751  152.486  74 7.1   New Britain

 

Felt strongly in Gazelle Peninsula. Also felt in other parts of New Britain and on New Ireland.

 

 5 16 10 39 23 2006 -31.810 -179.307 152 7.4   Kermadec Islands, N.Z.

 

(NEIC)  Felt (III) at Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand. Also felt at Auckland, Gisborne, Hastings, Napier, Tauranga and Wanganui, New Zealand. Also felt on Kapiti Island, New Zealand.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18 13  0  0 1791  41.500  -72.400   0 6.4   New England

 

East Haddam, Conn. Two heavy shocks caused the collapse of stone walls and chimneys. Latched doors were thrown open. A fissure several rods long appeared in the ground and rocks weighing several tons were moved. At Killingworth (now Clinton), fish were observed leaping out of the water.  Felt from Boston to New York. About 30  lighter shocks followed in a short time and over 100 were felt during the night.

 

 5 16  0 14  0 1909  47.500 -111.290   0 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 5 16  2 36 24 1941  40.400 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 5 16 14 44 51 1964  57.560 -150.950   5 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 16  7 57 47 1975  54.054 -163.151   5 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 16  8 35 15 1976  48.800 -123.351  60 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Vancouver Island region.  Minor damage occurred at Deming. WA - plaster and dry wall cracked. and Lake Cowichan and Victoria, B.C.

 

 5 16 22 34  5 1980  49.610 -128.020  10 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 5 16 15 59 52 1986  51.819 -175.265  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16 16  8 29 1987  51.530 -175.930  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16 12 21  9 1989  43.340 -127.810  14 5.9   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 16 17  5  4 1989  59.500 -151.200   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 16 23 26 59 1989  53.100 -169.200   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 16  3 19 11 1993  51.385 -178.443  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16  3 42 20 1993  51.372 -178.586  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16 18 22 26 2009  56.450 -152.426  20 5.9   Kodiak Island, Alaska

 5 16 18 37 40 2009  56.253 -152.220  21 5.3   Kodiak Island, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 15  0  0 00  818  36.800   66.200  50 7.5   INDIA: 

 

Severe damage at Hindu-Kush, and Balkha, Kazahkstan, Felt: MMI: VIII          

 

 5 15  0  0 00 1344  32.600   51.700   0 0.0   IRAN: 

 

Limited damage at Esfahan, 20 killed. 

 

 5 15  0  0 00 1568  34.400  109.000   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48

 

Felt in China with MMI IX;   200 killed,  Moderate damage

 

 5 15 21  0 00 1754  13.600  121.100   0 0.0   PHILIPPINES

 

Extreme (X) damage at Taal Volcano, Philippines/

 

 5 15  0  0 00 1793  30.500  101.500   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48

 

Felt with MMI VIII;  200 killed,  limited damage

    

 5 15  8 31 36 1908  59.000 -141.000  25 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 15 11 56 57 1925 -26.000  -71.500  50 7.1   Coast Central Chile

 5 15  5 23 46 1962  -7.200  128.600   0 7.0   Banda Sea

 5 15 17 13 15 1970  50.200   91.300  33 7.2   So. Siberia

 5 15  8  9 55 1976   4.470   19.300   7 7.0   Central Africa

 5 15 14 38 00 1986  29.600   69.400  18 5.2   PAKISTAN: 

 

Severe damage at Barkham, Matakari, Hamtarot

 

 5 15  7  5  4 1992  -6.030  147.660  50 7.2   New Ireland

 

Slight Damage at Lae, eastern New Guinea.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 15  8 31 36 1908  59.000 -141.000  25 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 

SE Alaska. At Katalla, there were sharp shocks in rapid succession during which buildings rocked. Rockslides were reported at Yakataga.  Felt from Sitka to Seward.

 

 5 15 15 47  0 1910  33.700 -117.400   0 6.0   So. California

 

Lake Elsinore region. Chimneys toppled in the district between Corona and Wildomar where rocks rolled down the hillside. Felt to Barstow and Ventura.

 

 5 15 13  2 32 1954  47.400 -122.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Puget Sound. A moderately strong shock. Felt throughout NW Washington Slight damage occurred at Belfair, Lake Stevens, North Bend, Seattle and Skykomish.

 

 5 15 19 40 35 1964  31.500 -113.700  16 5.0   Baja California

 5 15 14 46  7 1966  51.510 -178.360  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 13  4  5 1974  52.420 -168.770   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 15 50 48 1977  52.536 -167.980  38 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 18 48 51 1982  50.574 -129.747  10 5.7   British Colombia

 5 15  6 38 36 1986  52.326 -174.724  15 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  6 42 33 1986  51.483 -174.569  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  8 18 48 1986  52.317 -174.526  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  9 34  7 1986  53.200 -174.600   0 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  8 44  7 1987  56.720 -153.650  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 15 22  6 24 1992  52.093 -171.814  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 21 52 24 1993  51.250 -178.650  33 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (V) on Adak and (IV) on Amchitka.

 

 5 15 22  3 11 1993  51.222 -178.589  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 22 13 38 1993  51.314 -178.516  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 22 32 30 1993  51.341 -178.783  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 13 22 13 1999  37.494 -118.617   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Small items knocked from shelves in the epicentral area. Felt in many parts of central California as far north as Placerville as far south as Valencia. Followed by a M4.6 aftershock.

 

 5 15  5 58 13 2000  49.990 -130.140  10 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 5 15  7 11 42 2000  49.940 -130.330  10 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 5 15 07 06 20 2002  43.410 -127.076  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 15 18 24 13 2009  56.264 -151.984  10 5.2   Kodiak Island, Alaska

 5 15 19 23 13 2009  56.294 -151.971  10 5.2   Kodiak Island, Alaska

 5 15 12 04 58 2016  52.555 -167.959  36 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 05 51 00 2016  63.121 -151.012 131 5.4   Central Alaska

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity IV in Willow, and II-III in Talkeetna, Seward, Kasilof, Valdez, Delta Junction, Sterling, Girdwood, Anchorage, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Palmer, Chugiak, Wasilla, Healy and Cantwell, Alaska.  No immediate damage was reported from this intermediate depth earthquake nor should any be expected.

 

 

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

 

 5 14  3 30  0 1647 -35.000  -72.000   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Maximum intensity XI; moderate damage, 1000 killed.

 

 5 14  4  0  0 1895  39.500   20.500   0 7.5   No. Greece

 

Severe damaged. maximum MMI: X at Margarition-Filiates, Thesprotia

 

 5 14 22 14 46 1928  -5.000  -78.000  60 7.3   Ecuador

 5 14 22 12 00 1928  -5.000  -78.000   0 7.3   PERU

 

Damage at CHACAHPOYAS, HUANCABAMBA, CAJAMARCA, PINPINCOS, Peru, MMI: X, 29 killed $8 million damage.

         

 5 14 13 11  0 1932   0.500  126.000  60 8.3   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Severe damage (VII) at Sulawesi, Karas, Langowan, Poso, Tondano 6 killed.

 

 5 14 23 23 10 1935 -59.000  -26.500 155 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

 5 14  2 13 18 1942  -0.800  -81.500  60 8.3   Ecuador

 

Severe damage ($2.5 million); 200 killed; MMI: IX on coast of Ecuador.  It was damaging along the coast and at Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Bahia de Caraquez, Manta, Junin etc. and caused much destruction to buildings and injuries and deaths especially in Guayaquil, Portoviejo and Guaranda. Source: "Breve Historia Sismica de la Republica del Ecuador" por el Observatrio, Astronomico de Quito, revised by Jose Ecred A. Published in the Biographical Bulletin of American Geophysics and Oceanography, Vol. IV Parte Geofisica, 1965-1967, Mexico, 1968.

 

 5 14 22 31 43 1948  54.500 -161.000  60 7.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 22 39 28 1954  35.933  137.350 240 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 5 14 19 32 55 1969  51.290 -179.850  22 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 14 13 14  0 1934  31.000 -114.500  16 5.5   Baja California

 5 14 22 12 46 1934  57.750 -152.250  60 6.5   Southern Alaska

 

Kodiak and Whale Island rocked severely. Everyone ran outdoors in Kodiak fearing buildings might collapse. merchandise fell from shelves, plaster cracked landslide about a mile from Kodiak blocked about 60 feet of road. Shock was said to be the worst since 1900. Intensity V at Kanatak and Seward.

 

 5 14 22 31 43 1948  54.500 -161.000  60 7.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  7 41 43 1953  50.070 -129.590   0 5.0   British Colombia

 5 14 17 41 21 1958  46.970  -76.550   0 5.4   New York State

 5 14 13 52 14 1964  65.300  -86.500  10 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 5 14 14 46 15 1966  51.900 -177.700  66 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 19 32 55 1969  51.290 -179.850  22 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 20 10 40 1969  51.290 -179.890  15 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 19 34 23 1972  50.842 -179.293  50 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  3 54 22 1986  51.500 -172.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  4  2 33 1986  51.760 -178.410  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  7 59 49 1986  51.545 -173.488  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  7 22 13 2001  54.594 -142.743  10 5.2   Queen Charlotte Island area

 5 14  5 00 30 2002  36.967 -121.600   8 5.2   Northern California         

 

Felt VI with slight damage at Aromas and Gilroy east of San Francisco.  Felt throughout the San Francisco Bay area and north to Guerneville and south to San Luis Obispo.

 

 5 14 02 45 21 2012  51.445 -174.832  25 5.0   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

 

 5 13  0  0 00  986  36.200   43.100   0 0.0   IRAQ

 

Severe damage at AL-MAWSIL (MOSUL), Iraq. Many killed. MMI: VIII

 

 5 13  0  0  0 1647 -14.000  -76.500  40 7.9   Central Peru

 

Severe damage at Santiago. 2000 killed.

 

 5 13  0  0  0 1695  36.000  111.500   0 8.0   So. China

 5 13  0  0  0 1717  39.000  142.700   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 13 12 36  0 1784 -16.500  -72.000  70 8.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate damage at Arequipa, Camana, Moquegua, Peru (IX). 54 killed a tsunami was generated.

 

 5 13 11 22  0 1897  12.300  123.300  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 5 13 12 30  0 1897  12.000  124.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Masbate Island.

 

 5 13  6 34  6 1903 -17.000  168.000  60 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

 5 13  4 23 00 1990 -40.300  176.100  21 6.7   NEW ZEALAND

 

Moderate damage (VIII) at  DANNEVIRKE,  WELLINGTON      

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 13  6 20  0 1910  33.670 -117.320   0 5.0   So. California

 

Lake Elsinore region. Chimneys toppled in the district between Corona and Wildomar where rocks rolled down the hillside. Felt to Barstow, Ventura and San Diego.

 

 5 13  7 58  6 1910  57.000 -160.000 100 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

 5 13 17 15  0 1914  41.224 -111.959   0 5.7   UTah              

 

Windows were broken and chimneys thrown down at Ogden. Probably caused by a slip in the Wasatch Fault near the Idaho line.  Felt 30 miles south of Salt Lake City and over a distance of 140 miles.

 

 5 13  2 30  0 1916  43.700 -116.200   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Boise ID. Strong shock. Chimneys were wrecked, and people rushed into the street. Strong at Weiser, 60 miles west. The epicenter was probably NW of Boise. Reclamation ditches were damaged and the flow of gas was altered.  Felt at Loon Creek, 120 miles northeast and reported felt at Anaconda MT, 240 miles NE. Also felt in eastern Oregon.

 

 5 13 14  6  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt strongly at Helena MT.

 

 5 13 16  1 45 1941  40.000 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt strongly along the coast at widely separated points and at 2 towns in Oregon. Maximum intensity V. Cracked plaster at Santa Cruz.  Hanging objects swung at Ferndale.

 

 5 13 16  7 12 1960  54.960 -161.510   0 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 17 50 19 1963  61.100 -151.000  96 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 13  5 18 55 1967  56.450 -152.580  23 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 13 21 27 56 1971  65.900 -164.000 100 6.1   Northern Alaska

 5 13  5 10 49 1974  55.800 -158.450  36 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 13 14 14 55 1986  51.350 -173.470  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 17 15 23 1986  51.230 -176.680  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 13  4 41 31 1989  54.200 -169.400   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 10 24 40 1993  61.988 -147.033  59 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 13 11 59 49 1993  55.177 -160.458  32 6.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Items knocked from shelves at Sand Point and King Cove. Felt (VI) at Sand Point; (V) at Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon and Perryville; (IV) at Cold Bay and Port Heiden; (III) at Akhiok and Akutan; (II) at Kodiak.

 

 5 13 23 41 38 1993  55.017 -160.162  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 23 11  5 1997  61.240 -150.847  66 5.0   Central Alaska

 5 13 10 06 41 2005  18.866 -155.202  44 5.1   Hawaii

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Captain Cook, Hilo, Honaunau, Kamuela, Keaau, Kurtistown and Pahoa; (III) at Kailua Kona and Waikoloa. Felt throughout the Island of Hawai`i.

 

 5 13 05 35 12 2010  42.263 -126.499  10 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 

(NEIC) Felt at Brookings, Eugene, Gold Beach, Medford and Myrtle Point.

 

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

 

 5 12 10  0 00 1021  47.500    7.600   0 0.0   SWITZERLAND                                         155                       

 

MMI:  IX   Severe Damage in Switzerland. 

 

 5 12  9 15  0 1664 -14.100  -75.800  15 7.3   Central Peru

 

Severe damage at Ica and Pisco, Peru, 400 killed. MMI: X

 

 5 12 15  0  0 1717  38.050  142.050   0 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 12  3 15 00 1730  42.800   13.000   0 0.0   ITALY                                      75,93                   

 

MMI:   X   200 killed,  Severe damage at Norcia, Italy. This shock was felt in Rome, Tivoli, Aquila, Cascia, Virsa, Matrica, Monteleone etc. Much suffering also in Sulmona. At all locations three shocks were felt. Aftershocks continued through May 28 when a second violent shock was felt. At Tivoli walls were cracked; at Norica th shock was so violent that it destroyed all the houses in that city. More than 500 were reported killed at Norica(Mallet, "On the Facts of Earthquake Phaenomena", 1852).

 

 

 5 12  0  0 00 1844  41.000   35.000   0 0.0   TURKEY                                             99

 

MMI:  IX   200 killed.

             

 5 12 15 38 57 1938  -6.000  147.800  60 7.5   New Ireland

 5 12  9 46 56 1959 -22.000  -64.500   0 7.0   Argentina

 5 12  6 25 00 1971  37.500   29.900   0 6.2   TURKEY                                    138

 

Severe Damage at Burdur, Turkey.  57 killed.

             

 5 12  4 50  6 1990  49.262  142.228 594 7.8   So. Kurils

 

Felt (V) at Aniva, Ogonki and Peschanskoye;(IV) in the Korsakov-Nevelsk-Tomari area; (III) in the Uglegorsk-Poronaysk-Makarov area, Sakhalin. Felt (II) at Komsomolsk-na-Amure, USSR. Felt (III JMA) at Kushiro, Hokkaido.  Also felt (III JMA) at Hachinohe and Morioka; (II JMA) at Tokyo and Yokohama, Honshu.

 

 5 12 18  5 43 1992 -16.524 -172.367  15 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

 Felt in American Samoa and Western Samoa.

 

 5 12 18 43 18 2000 -23.548  -66.452 225 7.2   Argentina

 

One person killed at the Manto Verde Mine in the Atacama region, Chile. Felt (VI) at Antofagasta, Calama, Chuquicamata, Copiapo, Mejillones and Sierra Gorda; (V) at Caldera, Chanaral, Diego de Almagro, Iquique, Tierra Amarilla and Tocopilla; (IV) at Arica, Pozo Almonte and Potrerillos; (III) at Parinacota, Chile. Also felt in northern Argentina.

 

 5 12 06 28 01 2008  31.002  103.322  19 7.9   Eastern Sichuan China

 

At least 69,195 people killed, 374,177 injured and 18,392 missing and presumed dead in the Chengdu-Lixian-Guangyuan area. More than 45.5 million people in 10 provinces and regions were affected. At least 15 million people were evacuated from their homes and more than 5 million were left homeless. An estimated 5.36 million buildings collapsed and more than 21 million buildings were damaged in Sichuan and in parts of Chongqing, Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi and Yunnan. The total economic loss was estimated at 86 billion US dollars. Beichuan, Dujiangyan, Wuolong and Yingxiu were almost completely destroyed. Landslides and rockfalls damaged or destroyed several mountain roads and railways and buried buildings in the Beichuan-Wenchuan area, cutting off access to the region for several days. At least 700 people were buried by a landslide at Qingchuan. Landslides also dammed several rivers, creating 34 barrier lakes which threatened about 700,000 people downstream. A train was buried by a landslide near Longnan, Gansu. At least 2,473 dams sustained some damage and more than 53,000 km of roads and 48,000 km of tap water pipelines were damaged. About 1.5 km of surface faulting was observed near Qingchuan, surface cracks and fractures occurred on three mountains in the area, and subsidence and street cracks were observed in the city itself. Maximum intensity XI was assigned in the Wenchuan area. Felt (VIII) at Deyang and Mianyang;(VII) at Chengdu; (VI) at Luzhou and Xi'an; (V) at Chongqing, Guozhen, Lanzhou, Leshan, Wu'an, Xichang and Ya'an. Felt in much of central, eastern and southern China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Hefei, Nanjing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan and in Hong Kong.  Also felt in parts of Bangladesh, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Seiches were observed at Kotalipara, Bangladesh. 

 

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

 

 5 12 14 53 33 1926  46.500 -131.000   0 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 5 12  0  0  0 1939  46.000 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 5 12  7 33  0 1945  31.600 -115.600   0 5.2   So. California

 5 12  5 38 18 1958  52.210 -169.540   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 21 40 23 1959  51.500 -177.100  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 20  8 37 1963  57.300 -154.000  26 6.5   Southern Alaska

 5 12 16 55 47 1964  59.460 -144.790  33 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 12 18 16 42 1964  56.600 -152.400  37 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5 12 16 58 33 1967  52.650 -166.940  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 12 16  5 1978  62.204 -149.264  55 5.2   Central Alaska

 5 12 19 12 49 1979  53.625 -168.945 150 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 21 52 57 1983  51.192 -179.095  51 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  3 47 39 1986  51.370 -174.790  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 17  6 54 1986  53.200 -173.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 20 23  8 1986  51.850 -174.790  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  2 42 32 1988  54.960 -160.330  35 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  3 39 31 1992  59.691 -153.482 139 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 12  0 22 23 1994  25.068 -109.294  10 5.6   Gulf of California

 5 12  3 34  7 1999  61.643 -130.131  15 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 5 12 12 50 34 2008  56.468 -153.067  20 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Anchorage.

 

 5 12 20 06 41 2013  52.498 -171.954   8 5.3   Andreanof Islands

 5 12 18 51 00 2014  43.716 -128.056  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 11  0  0 00 1149  33.200   44.400   0 0.0   IRAQ

 

Moderate damage at Baghdad, Iraq.                  

 

 5 11  0  0 00 1844  33.700   51.300   0 0.0   IRAN 

 

Severe damage at Qamsar, Kuhrud, Kamu, Chuken.

 

 5 11 17 23  0 1900  38.700  141.100  10 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 11  0  0 00 1909  43.600    5.300   0 0.0   FRANCE

 

Maximum Intensity IX. Moderate damage at Vernegues, Charleval, La Roque D'Antheron 159 killed.

 

 5 11 20 17 00 1945  35.200   52.100   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Garmsar, Kerand, Bankuh. 20 killed.

 

 5 11  8 55 41 1948 -17.500  -70.300  70 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate Damage, 1 killed MMI VII.

 

 5 11 10 16 43 1953 -21.750  168.500   0 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 11 14 11 57 1962  17.250  -99.580   0 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Moderate Damage 4 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 11 18 26 51 1993   7.219  126.570  59 7.0   Central Philippines

 

Felt (V) at Bislig and Davao. Also felt at Leyte and on Camiguin Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 11 18  4 45 1939  38.350 -117.828   8 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

NE of Mina NV. Strongest in vicinity of Rawhide. Intensity V at Carson City.

 

 5 11 23 40  0 1939  45.900 -111.300   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Trident MT. Sharp local shock cracked plaster. Felt by all. Some ran outdoors.

 

 5 11  5 23 55 1958  65.100 -151.900   0 6.4   Northern Alaska

 

Felt by all and frightened many at Manley Hot Springs;

shook canned goods from shelves.

 

 5 11 17 37 38 1965  61.400 -149.600  58 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Numerous reports of pictures tilting on walls, windows rattling, and dishes jiggling from Anchorage, Seward, and Kenai.

 

 5 11  4 17 38 1974  61.813 -150.262  46 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 11  0 23 37 1978  51.393 -176.032  21 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  4  9 11 1986  55.660 -158.130  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 11 13 43 50 1986  51.390 -173.570  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11 19 40 32 1986  51.564 -173.757   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11 22 48 46 1986  51.526 -174.670  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  2 47 44 1989  51.860 -170.290  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  4 22  3 1999  53.591 -165.404  51 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians