TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 25  0  0  0 1622  36.500  106.300   0 7.0   So. China

 

Violent shock in Ping Liang and Gansu Province. Many villages were destroyed within 30 km of the epicenter. More than 12,000 homes were destroyed. Up to 2000 were killed.

 

10 25  0  0  0 1881  43.300  147.300  40 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

10 25 23 28 16 1933 -23.000  -66.700 220 7.0   Argentina

10 25 10  3 37 1957  50.410  156.640  60 7.2   Kamchatka

10 25 22 34 25 1965  43.733  145.517 160 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt in southern and eastern Hokkaido.

 

10 25  0 59 23 1967  24.440  122.200  70 7.0   Taiwan

 

A violent shock in Taiwan which killed at least two and injured three.  Severe damage occurred at Ilan where 23 houses were destroyed and 27 more strongly damaged. At Taipei thousands left the capital. A strong aftershock on Oct. 26 was also felt strongly in Taiwan.

 

10 25 11  0  5 1980 -21.890  169.853  33 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt in the Vanuatu Islands and on New Caledonia.

 

10 25  3 22 16 1981  18.048 -102.084  33 7.4   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Damage occurred in Mexico City and Michoacan. Also throughout southern Mexico where three were killed and 11 injured. 17 additional injured with severe damage in Michoacan, Mexico.

 

10 25 16 54  6 1987  -2.323  138.364  33 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt at Jayapura.

 

10 25 10 27  4 1993  -5.909  145.990  30 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity III at Rabaul.

 

10 25 14 42 22 2010  -3.487  100.082  20 7.7   Kep. Mentawai region

 

(GS). At least 445 people killed, 498 injured and 58 missing from the earthquake and a tsunami which had maximum wave heights of 7 meters on Pulau Pagai Utara, 3-5 meters on Pulau Pagai Selatan and 3 meters on Pulau Sipura. Felt (V) on Pulau Pagai Selatan. Felt (IV) at Padang and Pariaman; (III) at Bengkulu, Bukittinggi, Ketaun and Sungaipenuh; (II) at Kapahiang, Sumatra. Felt at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and (II) in Singapore. The following maximum tsunami amplitudes were recorded on the these selected tide gauges: 33 cm at Padang, 26 cm on Pulau Enggano and 23 cm on Pulau Tanahbala, Indonesia; 23 cm on Cocos Island and 8 cm at Hillarys Boat Harbor, Australia; 7 cm on Diego Garcia; 11 cm at Male, Maldives; 40 cm at Port Mathurin and 28 cm at Port Louis, Mauritius; 12 cm at Pointe Larue, Seychelles; 9 cm at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 25 17 59 14 1927  57.670 -136.070   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Aftershock of event on Oct. 24 which was felt in southeastern Alaska from Cape Spencer to Dixon Entrance. Also felt in Fairbanks to the north. Submarine cables broke between Juneau and Skagway. Clocks stopped and walls cracked at Sitka. Seiche was observed in swimming pools in Seattle, Washington.

 

10 25 14 31 17 1952  26.500 -112.000   0 5.8   Gulf of California

10 25  1  1 41 1972  43.438 -127.732  33 5.3   North Pacific Ocean

10 25 22 26  4 1982  36.286 -120.413   6 5.6   Central California

 

An earthquake near Coalinga. Tiles fell from interior walls and items fell from shelves at Coalinga. Similar damage was located at Avenal. Ground cracks were observed. Felt from Kern County to Santa Clara County and east to the Sierra Nevada.

 

10 25  8 15 46 1984  26.220 -110.291  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 25  8 18 13 1984  26.152 -110.353  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 25 12 37 15 1984  51.675 -175.210  56 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 25  2  9  4 1985  52.072 -171.350  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II.

 

10 25  1 27 27 1989  37.078 -121.832  14 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

 

10 25 10 19 52 1995  52.766 -167.087  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 25  0  4 16 1996  67.014 -173.232  26 5.0   Northern Alaska/Siberia

10 25 03 24 49 2011  52.159 -171.826  38 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 24 13  0  0 1769  51.750  105.500  40 7.3   So. Siberia

 

Damage occurred to buildings in Selenginsk. Felt with intensity X.

 

10 24 15  0  0 1881  43.030  147.030   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

10 24  3 46 42 1905  34.000  139.000 250 7.2   Central/So. Honshu Japan

10 24 14 42 51 1906  40.000   68.000  60 7.1   Uzbekistan

 

Felt with intensity VIII in the epicentral ara.

 

10 24 21 16 36 1908  36.500   70.500 220 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10 24 21 21  4 1922  47.000  151.800  90 7.5   So. Kurils

 

Limited damage in the eastern Kuril Islands.

 

10 24 15 59 55 1927  57.500 -137.000  25 7.1   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt in southeastern Alaska from Cape Spencer to Dixon Entrance. Also felt in Fairbanks to the north. Submarine cables broke between Juneau and Skagway. Clocks stopped and walls cracked at Sitka. Seiche was observed in swimming pools in Seattle, Washington.

 

10 24 20 15 11 1930  18.500  147.000  60 7.1   No. Marianas

10 24 16  4 36 1943 -22.000 -174.000  60 7.0   Tonga Islands

10 24 14 42 12 1956  11.790  -86.460   0 7.3   Nicaragua

 

Slight damage in Managua. Felt in the south of El Salvador.

 

10 24 14 53 35 1980  18.211  -98.240  72 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Extensive damage occurred in central Mexico around Huajuapan de Leon.  At least 300 were killed 2000 injured and up to 200,000 were left homeless.  Also felt in Guatemala and southern Mexico.

 

10 24  7 52 17 1993  16.920  -98.440  27 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt with intensity VII at Mexico City and with intensity V at Puebla.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 24 22 51 50 1926  37.020 -122.200   0 5.5   Central California

 

Aftershock of events on Oct. 22.

 

10 24 15 59 55 1927  57.500 -137.000  25 7.1   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt in southeastern Alaska from Cape Spencer to Dixon Entrance. Also felt in Fairbanks to the north. Submarine cables broke between Juneau and Skagway. Clocks stopped and walls cracked at Sitka. Seiche was observed in swimming pools in Seattle, Washington.

 

10 24 14 48  8 1935  34.100 -116.800   0 5.1   So. California

 

Landslides were observed on San Gorgonio Mountain. Damage at Twentynine Palms and East Highlands.

 

10 24  9 44  8 1954  31.500 -116.000  16 6.0   So. California

10 24 11 21 24 1954  31.500 -116.000  16 5.4   So. California

 

These two earthquakes were reported felt in San Diego. Many were awakened.  Windows shook and dishes rattled. Also felt at El Centro.

 

10 24  4 10 44 1955  37.970 -122.050   0 5.4   Central California

 

This earthquake near Concord, California killed an elderly woman in Oakland when her apartment exploded and was followed by a fire. Damage to windows, walls and merchandise on store shelves occurred at Walnut Creek, Concord and in other towns of Alameda and Contra Coast counties.

 

10 24 21 44 31 1957  25.040 -109.060   0 6.0   Gulf of California

10 24  0 46 15 1969  52.468 -168.624  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 24  8 29 12 1969  33.291 -119.193  10 5.1   So. California

 

Felt in the coastal areas of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.  Plaster cracked at Downey. Intensity V maximum at Long Beach and Los Angeles.

 

10 24  8 36 13 1976  58.140 -153.310  60 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 24 11  0 47 1986  51.402 -176.859  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 24  6 15 19 1990  38.060 -119.160   3 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Avery and Bridgeport. Rockslides were observed which blocked roads in Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout eastern and Central California and in western Nevada.

 

10 24 17  1 43 1994  54.998 -156.865  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

10 24 10 23 56 1996  51.321 -178.489  51 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 24 19 31 54 1996  66.986 -173.229  20 6.1   Northern Alaska

10 24 21 57 37 1996  67.081 -173.309  18 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Egvekinot and Provideniya.

 

10 24  8 35 18 1997  31.118  -87.339   8 5.6   Southeast U.S.

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Brewton, Canoe and Lambeth, Alabama where minor damage occurred. Also felt in northern Florida and in Mississippi,

 

10 24  7  9 33 2017  51.482 -178.243  57 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 23 16 56  0 1891  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.2   Ecuador

10 23 20 14  6 1908  36.500   70.500 220 7.6   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10 23  6 18 34 1914   6.000  132.500  60 7.9   Halmahera

10 23 17 23 16 1943  26.000   93.000  60 7.2   Myanmar

 

Moderate damage reported.

 

10 23 16 13 24 1950  13.800  -91.783 100 7.2   Guatemala

 

Felt at Chiapas, Mexico.

 

10 23 21  4 41 1968  -3.300  143.300  12 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt with intensity VII-VIII at Wewak. Damage occurred to houses, walls and water tanks which were overthrown. At the Hawaiian River and at Boram fissures and subsidence were observed at the airfield.

 

10 23  6 14 54 1974  -8.420  154.034  48 7.2   New Britain

10 23  9 51  7 1979 -10.615  161.284  22 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

10 23 13  4 41 1992  -5.352  152.616  31 7.0   New Britain

 

Felt with intensity IV at Rabaul.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 23 20 15  0 1857  43.200  -78.600   0 5.0   New York State

 

At Buffalo, New York people were thrown from furniture, walls vibrated and bells rang, clocks fell. Rumbling noises were heard for up to a minute.  Felt in Ontario and Pennsylvania. Also reported at Dayton, Ohio.

 

10 23 23  3  0 1894  32.800 -116.500   0 6.1   So. California

 

Earthquake at San Diego. Brick walls cracked. Much alarm but no damage. Boulders were dislodged. Felt in Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

 

10 23  2 44  0 1916  34.900 -118.900   0 6.0   So. California

10 23  2 54  0 1916  34.830 -118.920   0 5.5   So. California

 

Earthquake at Tejon Pass. Rockfalls occurred and a ground fissure appeared in cement near Gorman. Goods fell from shelves. Felt from Fresno to San Diego.

 

10 23  5 56 56 1957  52.530 -169.690  38 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 23 13 57 11 1964  38.500 -118.400  26 5.0   California/Nevada area

10 23  6  0 52 1965  53.850 -165.300  39 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 23  0  2 56 1969  34.700 -121.366  10 5.0   Off So. California

10 23  1 28 12 1985  54.472 -159.793  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

10 23  1 42 32 1986  52.514 -168.161  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 23 13 48 36 1988  44.423 -129.455  10 5.5   North Pacific Ocean

10 23 18 45 54 1993  40.404 -126.359  10 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

10 23 11 27 18 2002  63.620 -148.040  10 6.7   CENTRAL ALASKA

10 23 10 54 39 2003  51.400  176.687  33 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 22 10 45  0 1869  45.000  -67.200   0 5.7   Maine

 

This earthquake occurred in the Bay of Fundy. It was widely felt in New England and in eastern Canada. The epicenter was most likely near Frederickton, New Brunswick. Chimneys were thrown down and walls cracked. An earthquake noise was heard. Also felt at Boston and New Haven CN.

 

10 22 22 15  0 1882  33.600  -95.600   0 5.5   Southern Plains

 

This earthquake in Arkansas was felt in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.  At Sherman, TX heavy machinery was moved and bricks and chimneys fell. Houses were shaken at Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

 

10 22 12 35  7 1926  36.610 -122.350   4 6.1   Central California

10 22 13 35 22 1926  36.570 -122.180   0 6.1   Central California

 

Two earthquakes occurred in the Monterey Bay area. Felt from Lompoc in southern California to Healdsburg north of San Francisco. Chimneys were destroyed at Santa Cruz where old brick buildings were also damaged.  The lighthouse on Ano Nuevo Island was also damaged. Some damage was also observed to plaster and tiles in San Francisco.

 

10 22 11  0 48 1940  40.500 -124.100   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

10 22  6 57 18 1941  33.816 -118.216  16 5.0   So. California

 

Located in the Gardena area where the most damage was in the West Dominguez oil field. Tubing was damaged and production was temporarily halted. Walls and plaster cracked and windows and chimneys broke. At least $10,000 damage.

 

10 22  1 50 38 1942  33.233 -115.716  16 5.8   So. California

10 22 18 13 26 1942  32.967 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 

This earthquake occurred near Borrego Springs in the Borrego Valley, southern California. Also felt in Arizona. Slides broke bridges and wiring on railroads in the Carrizo Gorge. Felt from Imperial Valley to San Diego.

 

10 22 16  0  0 1964  31.133  -89.566  10 5.0   Southeast U.S.

10 22 12 11 23 1969  52.270 -169.370  39 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 22 22 51 29 1969  34.576 -121.620  10 5.4   Off So. California

10 22 18 35 26 1976  56.120 -153.260   0 5.4   Southern Alaska

10 22  1 42  6 1989  26.280 -110.328  10 5.1   Gulf of California

10 22  1 50 40 1989  26.478 -110.695  10 5.0   Gulf of California

10 22  2 10 58 1989  26.308 -110.359  10 5.0   Gulf of California

 

This sequence followed the Loma Prieta earthquake in central California by only 3 days and may have been related to it.

 

10 22 14 11  2 1989  52.140 -170.500  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 22  7 58 28 1990  58.996 -136.882  10 5.0   Southeast Alaska

10 22 22 15  2 1996  63.347 -145.359   4 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the Delta Junction/Slana area. Felt strongly throughout much of central Alaska. Also felt in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

10 22 16  8 48 1999  34.860 -116.410   1 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Apple Valley, Hesperia and throughout the Los Angeles area.

 

10 22 10 16 19 2014  51.680 -176.927  50 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 22  6 16 28 2018  49.347 -129.214  10 6.8   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

This earthquake was reported by Earthquakes Canada and NEIC to have been felt lightly in British Columbia at Port MacNeil, Ucluelet, Nanaimo, Sooke, Sidney, Victoria, Vancouver, and Whistler and in Washington State at Sequim and Hoquiam among others.

 

10 22  6 22 48 2018  49.314 -129.673  10 6.5   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 21  1 30  0 1336  34.700   59.700   0 7.6   So. Iran

 

Severe damage in Khwaf, Iran. Up to 20,000 killed. Maximum intensity IX-X in the  Jizd-Zauzan area. Probably located on the Jangal fault.

 

10 21 12  0  0 1687 -16.400  -71.600  60 7.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Earthquake in Callao, along a large portion of the sea coast of Peru. Also felt up to 150 miles at sea. The town and harbor at Callao were completely destroyed by a great tsunami which included a recession of the sea and then over the city. Wheat is said to never have grown along this section of the coast since this tsunami hit. Up to 5000 were killed.

 

10 21  9  0  0 1766   7.400  -62.500   0 7.5   Venezuela

 

The entire city of Cumana was destroyed. Water erupted from events around Casanay to the east of Coriaco. Inhabitants lived in the streets for the following two years. Indians celebrated the destruction and subsequent regeneration of the world by feasting. An island in the Orinoco sand and water was disturbed greatly.  An earthquake noise was heard. Felt from Cumana, Caracas, Trinidad, Grenada and Surinam and throughout northeastern South America. Maximum intensity IX.

 

10 21 11  1 37 1905  42.000   42.000  60 7.5   Caucasus/Caspian Sea

10 21  4 23 20 1907  38.500   67.900  35 7.8   Afghanistan

10 21  4 44  0 1907  38.700   68.100  24 7.3   Afghanistan

 

 

Greatest damage occurred in the southern slope of the Gissar Range. The quake hit the mountains and destroyed nearly all the villages. Besides Karatag which was completely destroyed others in the Denau regions were heavily damaged. Damage occurred to livestock as well as killing up to 12,000 people. Topographical changes occurred including landslides and rockslides.

 

10 21 23  8 13 1943 -15.000 -177.500  60 7.0   Samoa Islands

10 21 21 34 14 1951  23.800  121.500  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

An earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan which killed 68 injured 856 and destroyed 2382 houses. Ground fissures and landslides were observed in the epicentral area.

 

10 21  2 38 57 1995  16.840  -93.469 159 7.2   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Houses were damaged at Larrainzar, Mexico. Also felt at Mexico City and in Guatemala and lightly at Metapan, El Salvador.

 

10 21 17 57 16 2011 -28.993 -176.238  33 7.4   Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

 

(GS). Felt (III) at Gisborne, New Zealand. Also felt at Napier and Wellington. Felt at Nuku`alofa, Tonga.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 21  0  0  0 1773  40.800  -74.300  10 5.0   New York State

10 21 15 53  0 1868  37.700 -122.100   0 6.8   Central California

 

An earthquake on the Hayward fault in central California. Damage occurred at Hayward and at San Francisco on made ground. The customhouse was damaged.  Estimated damage about $250,000 in San Francisco. At Hayward nearly all buildings were damaged and many completely destroyed. At San Leandro the courthouse and jail were destroyed. Damage also occurred at Gilroy and Santa Cruz. Up to 30 killed mostly from falling bricks.

 

10 21 16 22 13 1942  32.967 -116.000   0 6.5   So. California

10 21 16 25 19 1942  32.967 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

10 21 16 26 54 1942  32.966 -116.000  16 5.0   So. California

 

These earthquake occurred near Borrego Springs in the Borrego Valley, southern California. Also felt in Arizona. Slides broke bridges and wiring on railroads in the Carrizo Gorge. Felt from Imperial Valley to San Diego.

 

 

10 21  7 46 17 1959  65.000  -87.000   0 5.3   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

10 21  2  5 24 1962  61.400 -149.200  71 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Slight damage occurred in the region of Anchorage. Dishes broke, plaster cracked and telephone lines were damaged at Anchorage, Girdwood and Wasilla, Alaska.

 

10 21  7 38 31 1964  44.800 -111.600  10 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Items were knocked from shelves and furnishing shifted in town in Montana and Idaho including Kilgore and Tendoy. Windows were cracked at Maxville,

Montana.

 

10 21 14 32 58 1964  58.500 -151.900  33 5.6   Southern Alaska

10 21  2  4 39 1965  37.480  -90.940   5 5.1   New Madrid area

 

Felt throughout the central U.S. including in the States of Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky. The most widely felt event in the region since the great earthquakes of 1811-1812 and an intensity VIII in Oct. 1895. Maximum intensity VI reported in Missouri where cracked walls and windows were reported.

 

10 21 20 53 48 1969  51.306 -179.235  48 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 21 12 35 48 1970  51.440 -174.350  57 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 21 19 52  5 1972  63.173 -151.021 126 5.3   Central Alaska

10 21 14 54 35 1976  52.230 -169.325  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 21 15 13 15 1976  52.222 -169.413  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 21 19  9 48 1977  52.340 -171.410  78 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 21 11 37 38 1986  43.989 -128.489  10 5.0   North Pacific Ocean

10 21 11 43 21 1986  43.958 -128.548  10 5.0   North Pacific Ocean

10 21  1 54 35 1999  34.800 -116.410   2 5.0   So. California

10 21  1 57 38 1999  34.860 -116.390   4 5.0   So. California

 

Both of these earthquakes were felt at Apple Valley, Newberry Springs and in the general Los Angeles area.

 

10 21 14 40 11 2001  52.721 -166.723  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 21 06 55 09 2012  36.311 -120.856   9 5.4   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Big Sur, Bradley, Coalinga, Friant, Greenfield, Huron, Monterey, Paso Robles, San Jose, San Miguel, Soledad, Stratford, Templeton and Wasco. Felt widely from north of the San Francisco Bay area to Bishop and Ridgecrest and to parts of the Los Angeles area. Also felt at Gardnerville and Reno, Nevada.

 

10 21 23 17 07 2013  51.586 -175.396  43 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 20  1  0  0 1609 -11.900  -77.400  55 8.6   Central Peru

 

Felt with intensity VIII in Peru.

 

 

10 20 11 30  0 1687 -15.200  -75.900  28 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Earthquake in Callao, along a large portion of the sea coast of Peru. Also felt up to 150 miles at sea. The town and harbor at Callao were completely destroyed by a great tsunami which included a recession of the sea and then over the city. Wheat is said to never have grown along this section of the coast since this tsunami hit.

 

10 20 16 30  0 1870  47.400  -70.500   0 7.0   New England

10 20 23 42  0 1909  30.000   68.000  60 7.2   Afghanistan

 

Moderate damage reported in Pakistan with intensity Viii. Up to 230 reported killed.

 

10 20 17 44  0 1911 -12.500  166.000 160 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

10 20  6  3 24 1921 -18.500  -68.000 120 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

10 20 12 47  0 1928  28.917  130.517  20 7.0   Bonin Islands

10 20  2 19 27 1938  -9.000  123.000  90 7.3   Flores Island area

10 20 23 21 44 1942   8.500  122.500  60 7.3   Celebes Sea

10 20  0 53 12 1963  44.780  150.240  60 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated which had maximum height at Hachinohe with 50 cm runup.

 

10 20  6 46 10 1986 -28.117 -176.367  29 8.3   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Limited damage in the Kermadec Islands. Objects were knocked from shelves on Raoul Island. Felt at Napier and Wellington, New Zealand.  A tsunami was generated with maximum height 22 cm at Hilo, Hawaii.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

10 20 16 30  0 1870  47.400  -70.500   0 6.5   New England

 

This earthquake was felt strongly along the St. Lawrence River and in eastern Canada between Quebec City and Montreal. Felt from Iowa to Virginia and in Michigan. Also felt in New York and Portland Maine. Walls cracked in Canada and windows broke at Portland, Maine. A rumbling noise was heard. Clocks stopped at Cleveland, Ohio.

 

10 20  0 32 56 1945  49.020 -128.440   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

10 20  1  4 35 1952  57.000  -57.000   0 5.0   Labrador Basin

10 20  0 55 32 1958  51.900 -175.100   0 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 20 19 49 50 1961  33.650 -118.000  17 5.0   So. California

 

A series of shocks hit Huntington Beach in southern California. Light damage was reported mostly cracked plaster, broken windows and merchandise fallen off shelves. Reported throughout southern California.

 

10 20 13 29 27 1963  31.100 -115.600  16 5.0   So. California

10 20 11  8  8 1965  51.780 -173.900   2 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20  9 29 59 1966  51.400 -176.600  54 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20 11 41 36 1976  56.383 -152.639  38 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 20 15 41 45 1984  52.140 -168.566  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 20 19 45 27 1986  53.700 -167.700   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 20  7 59  0 1989  51.560 -179.510  26 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20 13 58  1 1989  52.040 -170.760  23 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 20  1 17  3 1991  53.819 -166.923  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 20 15 26 32 2005  52.310 -169.120  33 5.7   FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 19 15  0  0 1683  36.090  139.070   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt strongly at Nikko and Tokyo, Japan.

 

10 19 10 12 52 1929 -23.000  -69.000 100 7.5   Coast No. Chile

10 19 21  0 19 1949  -5.500  154.000  60 7.2   New Britain

 

A tsunami of maximum height up to 2 feet was observed at Rabaul, New Britain.

 

10 19  8  1 34 1966  -1.600  -15.500  33 7.0   Central Mid-Atlantic

10 19 21 23 14 1991  30.780   78.774  10 7.0   India

 

At least 2000 were killed in the Chamoli and Uttarkashi areas of northern India. Up to 2000 injured and nearly 20,000 building were destroyed. Damage also occurred in New Delhi. Felt from Nepal to Pakistan. Landslides and ground cracks were also observed near Uttarkashi.

 

10 19  2 41 42 1995  28.210  130.190  54 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

Felt with intensity V at Amami O-shima. Landslides were observed at Kikai-shima. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 150 cm.

 

10 19 14 44 41 1996  31.885  131.468  22 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Damage with intensity V occurred at Kanoya and Miyazaki. Also felt at Kumamoto, Kurume and Oita. A tsunami occurred with maximum height of 110 cm at Miyazaki.

 

10 19 03 28 44 2001  -4.102  123.907  33 7.5   Banda Sea     

 

Felt at Kendari (intensity IV) and at Raha, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 19  4 48  3 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

The main earthquake in a series of earthquakes in Montana in 1935. Two were killed by falling bricks. Damage estimated at $3 million. 300 buildings were damaged and up to 200 chimneys were destroyed. Severe damage at Helena at the High School, City Hall, Kessler Brewery and St. Joseph's Orphanage. Tombstones twisted and overturned. Ground cracks were common especially in alluvial material where water flowed from the cracks. Changes in water flow in wells and springs occurred.

 

10 19 11 53 58 1939  47.800  -69.800   0 5.6   Maine

 

An earthquake in Canada at the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers. Moderate damage was observed in the epicentral area in Canada. Felt from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Ohio.

 

10 19  5  9 44 1961  35.832 -117.761   0 5.2   So. California

 

Felt east of Brown in a large area of south-central California. Maximum intensity V at Brown. Heavy machinery and objects moved. A change in  well water occurred. Cracks appeared in some walls.

 

10 19 11  2 38 1971  52.656 -166.967  22 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 19  6 18 35 1976  44.735 -110.813   4 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10 19  7 24 35 1976  44.795 -110.697   5 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Both quakes were felt over approximately 3000 sq km in Yellowstone National Park with intensity IV as a strong rocking motion.

 

10 19  2 16  3 1977  62.866 -150.539 105 5.1   Central Alaska

10 19 18 30 57 1986  63.887 -178.727  10 5.4   Central Alaska

10 19 22  3  4 1987  52.347 -169.403  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 19 14 28 27 1989  51.712 -176.056  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 19  7  1 57 1990  46.470  -75.590  13 5.1   New York State

 

Felt from Burlington, Ontario to Quebec City, Canada. Also felt from Buffalo to Albany New York and in Vermont and Maine. Maximum intensity V at Malone and Tupper Lake, New York.

 

10 19  5 10 54 1991  53.865 -167.089  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 18 12 35  0 1868 -40.000  173.000   5 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Maximum intensity VIII at Taranaki and Nelson but most strongly at Farewell Split. Damage to houses occurred and extensive ground cracking was observed.  A surface scarp of several meters was observed. A number of chimneys were toppled. Many aftershocks.

 

10 18 23 48  0 1897  12.000  126.000  60 8.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Most strongly felt in Laoang with 17 houses destroyed. Earthquake sounds were heard. The earthquake occurred following a strong typhoon which hit the area at about the same time as the quake. A great deal of damage was caused by the typhoon and buildings which were spared by the storm were damaged and collapsed due to the earthquake. Also felt strongly at Catubig where the courthouse tilted and walls fell. Many houses also tilted. Also felt at Samar where churches, schoolhouses, courthouses and bridges were destroyed.

 

10 18 11 48  0 1912  54.600  179.200   0 7.1   Rat Islands

10 18  8 11 41 1920  45.300  149.900  80 7.2   So. Kurils

10 18  0 12 56 1935  40.333  143.200  40 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated which was observed at Hachinohe with height 20 cm.

 

10 18 11  5 23 1935  12.500  141.500  50 7.1   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Felt lightly at Agana.

 

10 18  0  4 15 1989  37.061 -121.790   8 7.1   Central California

 

Known as the Loma Prieta earthquake, this multiple event killed 62 and injured up to 4000 in the San Francisco area. More than $5 billion damage. The maximum intensity of IX was felt in San Francisco and Oakland. An overpass in San Francisco collapsed pinning many in their cars. The earthquake was televised nationally as it occurred near the beginning of the World Series game in San Francisco and is sometimes called the "World Series Earthquake". Liquefaction, subsidence and landslides were common. Felt in northern California near Eureka to Los Angeles in the south and Fallon, Nevada in the east. Felt as far as high rise buildings in San Diego. A tsunami was generated and observed at Monterey.

 

10 18 15 11 58 1992   7.090  -76.990   3 7.2   Colombia

 

At least 11 were killed and more than 100 injured in the Medellin area of Colombia.  1500 were made homeless in the eruption of a mud volcano at San Pedro de Uraba. Damage also at Bogota. Felt throughout much of northwestern Colombia.  Also felt in Panama. Landslides and liquefaction were observed. A small island was formed in the Caribbean Sea near San Juan de Uraba.

 

10 18 10 37 26 1995  27.929  130.175  28 7.1   Ryukyu Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensity V on Kikai-shima. One person was injured at Amami O-shima. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 0.8 meters which caused damage to some boats.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 18 22  3 40 1916  33.500  -86.200   0 5.2   Southeast U.S.

 

This earthquake at Irondale, Alabama destroyed many chimneys throughout Irondale, Birmingham and Easonville. Bricks were dislodged at Pell City. Poorly built chimneys in eastern Brimingham collapsed. Wells at Irondale went dry after the earthquake. Water level at Pell City lowered. Felt in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee with maximum intensity VIII near Birmingham.

 

10 18  7  4  1 1977  54.992 -154.303  50 5.2   Southern Alaska

10 18  1 25 39 1978  44.114 -128.538  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10 18  1 25 46 1978  44.008 -127.993  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10 18  5 19 37 1984  61.870 -150.070  33 5.2   Central Alaska

10 18 15 30 22 1984  42.355 -105.597  22 5.5   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Minor property damage occurred in this earthquake which was felt over an area including at least eight States. Damage included felled chimneys, and cracked bricks and concrete. Underground pipes broke in Natrona County, Carbon County and Casper. Damage also was reported in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. NEIS reported damage to two 5-story buildings about 300 km from the epicenter in Colorado in the Colorado Springs area. Cracks appeared in foundations, walls and a gas leak was observed.

 

10 18  1  2 54 1986  51.740 -175.319  50 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 18 22 23 50 1987  52.281 -169.442  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 18  0  4  0 1989  37.100 -121.800  19 7.1   Central California

 

Known as the Loma Prieta earthquake, this multiple event killed 62 and injured up to 4000 in the San Francisco area. More than $5 billion damage. The maximum intensity of IX was felt in San Francisco and Oakland. An overpass in San Francisco collapsed pinning many in their cars. The earthquake was televised nationally as it occurred near the beginning of the World Series game in San Francisco and is sometimes called the "World Series Earthquake". Liquefaction, subsidence and landslides were common. Felt in northern California near Eureka to Los Angeles in the south and Fallon, Nevada in the east. Felt as far as high rise buildings in San Diego. A tsunami was generated and observed at Monterey.

 

10 18  0 25  5 1989  37.043 -121.807   5 5.0   Central California

10 18  0 41 25 1989  37.198 -122.105  19 5.1   Central California

 

Aftershocks of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

 

10 18 23 30  6 1989  56.000 -150.300   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 17  0  0  0 1556  -0.200  -78.600   0 7.6   Ecuador

10 17 15 30  0 1737  51.100  158.000  40 8.3   Kamchatka

 

Preceded by an eruption of Awatschinskaja or Goralaja lasting 24 hours.  Followed by a terrible eruption of Klutschewakaja which lasted three days.  Many places were raised into hills while others sunk into chasms. Near the sea lakes and bays were produced. The sea was greatly agitated and overflowed the land to a great height. The bottom of the sea was visible to the second of the Kuril Islands.

 

10 17  9 40  0 1906  19.000  121.000  60 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

10 17  6 22  6 1939 -14.000  167.800 120 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

10 17 21 41 56 1966 -10.700  -78.700  38 8.0   Central Peru

 

This earthquake occurred off the coast of Peru under the sea. 110 were killed and more than 3,000 injured. Total damages were estimated at $35 million. Old buildings suffered the most damage include a cathedral at Callao which collapsed burying 16 people. At Lima many were injured and streets were littered with glass and debris. Maximum intensity was IX and occurred for about 100 km along the coast. Maximum damaged occurred in the alluvial plains. A tsunami occurred on the coast and reached 3 meters at Callao.

 

10 17 14 30 12 1990 -11.050  -70.970 600 7.3   Central Peru

 

There was moderate damage at Pucalipa, Peru and Rio Branco, Brazil. Maximum intensity VI. Felt widely throughout Peru, western Brazil and Peru.  Also felt at La Paz, Bolivia.

 

10 17  2 51 51 1992 -19.226  169.553  12 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

10 17  8 32 40 1992   7.030  -76.660  12 7.1   Colombia

 

Most buildings were destroyed at Murindo along with 20 people injured. Felt throughout most of northern Colombia including Cali and Bogota. This was a precursor to a stronger earthquake that occurred the next day.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 17 11 15  0 1860  47.500  -70.100   0 6.7   New England

 

The area of Riviere-Ouelle was violently shaken. Damage occurred to walls and chimneys. Felt from the New England Atlantic coast to Newark, N.J and west to Auburn, New York. An earthquake noise was heard. Also felt at Saco, Maine.

 

10 17  4 23 10 1924  60.000 -118.000   0 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

10 17 12 34 50 1931  63.000 -147.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Girdwood and Wasilla felt by all. Windows creaked and walls cracked. Also felt at Homer.

 

10 17 22 57 19 1954  31.500 -116.700  33 6.0   So. California

 

Felt by many in San Diego. Hanging objects swung. Also felt in the Imperial Valley.

 

10 17 20 27 37 1959  60.020 -138.500  15 5.6   Central Alaska

10 17  2  0  3 1964  59.500 -145.500  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

10 17  9 45 17 1965  33.900 -116.900  16 5.0   So. California

 

Strongly felt at Palm Springs, Riverside and San Bernardino with slight damage reported at Cathedral City and Palm Springs.

 

10 17 19 39 12 1975  57.390 -149.030  31 5.7   Southern Alaska

10 17 20 50 49 1978  51.722 -176.943  61 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 17 22 45 34 1979  33.045 -115.490   3 5.0   So. California

 

An aftershock of the Imperial Valley earthquake. Aftershocks caused additional damage including displaced walls crumpled steps and buckled floors.

 

10 17  8 12 21 1987  43.303 -126.671  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10 17 13 12 32 1993  52.300 -170.110  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 17 15 38 21 1996  60.113 -152.953 117 5.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Butte, Homer, Kasilof, Kenai, Ninilchik, Seward and Soldotna.

 

10 17 23 12 17 1998  53.565 -163.266  52 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 17 23 25 42 1998  53.635 -163.148  33 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 17 14 37 52 2006  63.100 -150.543 115 5.3   Central Alaska

 

<AEIC>. Felt (III) at Anchorage, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Palmer, Talkeetna, Wasilla and Willow; (II) at Chugiak, Fort Richardson, Girdwood, Indian and Kenai. Felt at Bethel, Cantwell, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Glennallen, Healy, Homer, Salcha, Soldotna, Sterling and Valdez.

 

10 17 07 26 35 2009  52.330  174.239  46 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 16 14 57 18 1907  28.000 -112.500   0 7.2   Gulf of California

10 16 16  2 58 1945  -0.300  125.000  50 7.1   Ceram area

10 16  2  9 47 1947  64.500 -147.500  60 7.0   Northern Alaska

 

This earthquake in the Fairbanks area caused much damage in stores throughout Fairbanks. Windows broke and power outages occurred at the University of Alaska. Ground fissures were observed near the airport at Nenana. Cracks appeared in streets and highways as well as in river mud and ice. Landslides were common and rockslides occurred in the Fairbanks and Nenana areas. Rail tracks were bent and elevation changes were observed.

 

 

10 16  5 45 10 1974  52.636  -32.070  33 7.3   North Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

A precursor occurred the day before with M 5.0.

 

10 16  3 25 42 1981 -33.134  -73.074  33 7.5   Central Chile

 

Felt in most of central Chile. Intensity was maximum at Las Cruces and Vina del Mar. One person was killed by panic caused by the quake.

 

10 16 20 48  2 1987  -6.266  149.060  48 7.7   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity VIII at Kandrian with damage. Also felt at Kimbe and Hoskins as well as at Bialla and Rabaul. A tsunami was generated and observed at Rabaul.

 

10 16  5 10  8 1994  44.962  149.083 144 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt within intensity V at Kurilsk. Also felt at Yuzhno-Kurilsk.

 

10 16  9 46 44 1999  34.594 -116.271   0 7.6   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI in southern California, Nevada and Arizona.  Also felt strongly in northern Baja, Mexico. At least four were injured near Ludlow. Surface faulting was observed.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 16 14 57  0 1907  28.000 -112.500  60 7.7   Gulf of California

10 16 12  8  1 1932  54.200 -160.000  50 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

10 16 18  2 20 1945  58.000 -137.000   0 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Observed at Juneau, Alaska.

 

10 16  2  9 45 1947  64.500 -148.800   0 7.2   Northern Alaska

 

This earthquake in the Fairbanks area caused much damage in stores throughout Fairbanks. Windows broke and power outages occurred at the University of Alaska. Ground fissures were observed near the airport at Nenana. Cracks appeared in streets and highways as well as in river mud and ice. Landslides were common and rockslides occurred in the Fairbanks and Nenana areas. Rail tracks were bent and elevation changes were observed.

 

10 16 18  2 37 1962  52.500 -176.000   0 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 16 15 31  2 1963  42.500  -70.800  20 5.0   New England

 

Earthquake near the coast of Massachusetts. This event was felt in Massachusetts at Somerville where plaster and walls cracked and stones fell from old buildings. Dishes broke at Amesbury. Damage was also observed in Rhode Island.

 

10 16 15 36 32 1963  44.300 -114.800  30 5.9   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt in Clayton with intensity IV.

 

10 16 13 27 38 1967  49.210 -128.930  32 5.4   Vancouver Island area

10 16 13 12  7 1975  60.203 -153.177  99 5.3   Central Alaska

10 16  5 49 10 1979  32.927 -115.539  10 5.6   So. California

10 16  6 19 49 1979  32.928 -115.540   9 5.5   So. California

10 16  6 58 43 1979  33.014 -115.555   9 5.5   So. California

10 16 11 46 56 1979  32.899 -115.550   5 5.2   So. California

10 16 23 16 33 1979  33.067 -115.567   7 5.5   So. California

 

Aftershocks of the Imperial Valley earthquake, This event caused at least $30 million damage and injured up to 90 people. More than 1500 houses and buildings were damaged or destroyed along with more than 400 stores and office buildings.  Damage was reported from El Centro, Brawley and Calexico with maximum intensity up to VII. Damage to the regional irrigation system was incurred.  Surface ground displacement was observed with up to 19 cm in the Heber Dunes. 

 

10 16 14 43 22 1981  60.211 -141.002  15 5.4   Central Alaska

10 16 16 28 53 1990  51.410 -174.970  29 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 16 18  1 55 1990  52.030 -175.600  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 16  5  2 49 1992  51.090 -177.680  35 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 16  9 46 44 1999  34.594 -116.271   0 7.6   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI in southern California, Nevada and Arizona.  Also felt strongly in northern Baja, Mexico. At least four were injured near Ludlow. Surface faulting was observed.

 

10 16  9 59 35 1999  34.680 -116.280   9 5.8   So. California

10 16 12 57 21 1999  34.442 -116.248   2 5.7   So. California

 

Aftershocks of the Baker, California earthquake.

 

10 16 06 17 53 2001  53.685 -159.882  33 5.0   South of Alaska

10 16 14 44 29 2005  51.420 -178.530  57 5.1   ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

10 16 10 18 02 2007  56.131 -162.144 191 5.0   Bristol Bay, Alask

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 15 14  5  0 1848 -41.500  173.800  12 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

This earthquake was located in the lower Wairau Valley. Substantial damage occurred at Wellington and Nelson. Ground subsidence and faulting was observed in Wairau. Landslides, ground water and sand blows were widespread. Some of this was attributed to an extremely powerful storm which preceded the earthquake.

 

10 15 13 30  0 1883  38.400   26.100   0 7.3   Aegean Sea

 

Felt with intensity VIII at Chios, Mytilini, Syra, Andros, Athens.  Up to 15,000 killed in Turkey at Ayvalik, Urla and Chesmek where the quake was felt with intensity IX and 120 killed at Chios, Greece.

 

10 15  4 58 12 1921 -13.500  166.000  40 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

10 15 23 22 40 1979  32.879 -115.473   8 7.0   So. California

 

Known as the Imperial Valley earthquake, this event caused at least $30 million damage and injured up to 90 people. More than 1500 houses and buildings were damaged or destroyed along with more than 400 stores and office buildings.  Damage was reported from El Centro, Brawley and Calexico with maximum intensity up to VII. Damage to the regional irrigation system was incurred.  Surface ground displacement was observed with up to 19 cm in the Heber Dunes.

 

10 15 10 21  8 1984 -15.860 -173.643 128 7.1   Tonga Islands

 

Felt with intensity V at Apia in the Samoa Islands.

 

10 15 22 37  6 1992 -14.537  166.711  25 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

10 15  1  3 33 1997 -30.933  -71.220  58 7.6   Central Chile

 

This earthquake injured more than 300 and destroyed up to 5000 houses in the La Serena, Chile and Ovalle areas. At least 15,000 houses were damaged.  Power and telephones were out in many areas. At least seven were reported killed. Felt also in Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 15 20 30  0 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

School was dismissed at Helena, Montana. Damage estimated at $15,000.

 

10 15  8  1 16 1945  59.000 -139.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt by many at Juneau.

 

10 15 22 59 42 1964  56.690 -152.140  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 15 23  9 25 1964  56.900 -151.700  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Valdez, Alaska.

 

10 15 23 22 40 1979  32.879 -115.473   8 7.0   So. California

 

Known as the Imperial Valley earthquake, this event caused at least $30 million damage and injured up to 90 people. More than 1500 houses and buildings were damaged or destroyed along with more than 400 stores and office buildings.  Damage was reported from El Centro, Brawley and Calexico with maximum intensity up to VII. Damage to the regional irrigation system was incurred.  Surface ground displacement was observed with up to 19 cm in the Heber Dunes.

 

10 15  9 20 13 1980  55.674 -161.130  24 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay.

 

10 15 10 58 39 1982  32.841 -125.821   1 5.8   Off Coast California

10 15  5 44 34 1984  52.279 -168.732  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 15  7 27  1 1987  51.812 -175.382  60 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 15  3 11  9 1997  51.430 -177.877  22 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

10 15 17 07 49 2006  19.878 -155.935  38 6.7   Hawaii

 

(GS). Numerous people suffered minor injuries, at least 1,173 buildings damaged, roads damaged and landslides blocked roads on Hawai`i. Power outages occurred throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Damage estimated at 73 million dollars. Felt (VII- VIII) in northern and western Hawai`i and (V-VI) in eastern and southern Hawai`i. Also felt (VI) on Maui;(V) on Lana`i, Moloka`i and O`ahu; (IV) on Kaua`i. A tsunami with a wave height of 10 cm was recorded at Kawaihae Harbor.

 

10 15 17 14 12 2006  20.129 -155.983  18 6.1   Hawaii

10 15 00 13 33 2009  52.853 -166.750  20 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 14  0  0  0 1709  37.400  105.300   0 7.5   So. China

 

Strongly felt at Teh'eng-kou, Tchen-yueo and Si-niung. Severe damage and casualties with maximum intensity X killed 2032 people in Ningxia Huizu Zizhiqu Province.

 

10 14  8  8 48 1913 -19.500  169.000 230 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

10 14 12  0 30 1918 -19.000 -174.000 130 7.0   Tonga Islands

10 14  2 58 48 1968 -31.518  116.971   1 7.4   So. Australia

 

This was the largest earthquake located in Australia to this time. The epicenter was located in the Archaean shield of southwestern Australia. This earthquake nearly destroyed the small town of Meckering. 30 were injured.  A balcony fell into the street at York injuring three. Damage was also reported from Cunderdin. A strong cross fell from St. Mary's Cathedral at Kalgorlie. Damage was estimated at $2.2 million. Landslides and surface fractures were observed.  Railway lines at Pert and oil pipelines were cut.

 

10 14 15 58 13 1991  -9.094  158.442  23 7.1   Solomon Islands

 

Felt strongly throughout the Solomon Islands.

 

10 14  9 53 18 1997 -22.101 -176.772 167 7.8   Tonga Islands

 

Felt at Wellington, New Zealand.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 14 22 19  1 1933  53.700 -164.000  25 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 14 15 52 16 1938  58.500 -136.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

10 14 22  3 42 1952  47.800  -69.800   0 5.2   Maine

 

This earthquake in south-central Quebec was most strongly felt on the Canadian side of St. Lawrence Valley with intensity V at Auburn, Fort Kent and Presque Isle, Maine. Also felt in Vermont.

 

10 14 13 12  8 1960  60.000 -136.300  30 5.5   Central Alaska

 

This earthquake woke many at Juneau. Water was disturbed in containers.  Buildings shook and objects rattled. Also felt at Yakutat and Whitehorse, Canada.

 

10 14 21 19 13 1960  51.830 -172.250  41 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 14  6 26 12 1963  52.800 -167.100  80 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 14 10 38 23 1965  72.300  -75.100  10 5.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

10 14 22 46  5 1969  52.617 -162.733  15 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 14  3 29 33 1972  51.691 -175.327  65 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 14  4 53 19 1986  53.210 -169.470  48 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 14 23 53 14 2018  67.768 -156.407   7 5.3   Northern Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 13 16 17 45 1924  36.000   70.500 220 7.3   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10 13 17 40 34 1925  11.000  -42.000  60 7.5   Mid-Atlantic Ridge

10 13 19  8  7 1926  52.000 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt at Adak.

 

10 13  9 26 49 1955 -10.000  160.700  33 7.3   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

10 13  5 17 46 1963  43.750  149.967  20 8.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum runup of 4.4 meters at Urup. Slight damage was reported on a ship. Felt throughout Hokkaido and Honshu. The tsunami was observed in Hawaii, Crescent City, California and in the Aleutian Islands.  Free oscillations of the earth were detected with this earthquake.

 

10 13  2  6  0 1993  -5.889  146.020  25 7.2   New Ireland

 

Many were injured and up to 60 were killed in the Markham Valley. Large landslides blocked the Ume River causing many of the dead.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 13  4 28 24 1923  50.500 -129.500   0 5.0   British Colombia

10 13 19  8  7 1926  52.000 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt at Adak.

 

10 13  8 53 49 1953  30.000 -114.000   0 6.1   SW U.S.A

10 13  8 15  0 1959  35.500 -111.500   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Awakened many but no damage occurred at Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

10 13  2 15 46 1966  59.470 -145.320  20 5.0   Southern Alaska

10 13 14  1 48 1971  51.599 -179.537 105 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity I.

 

10 13  4 46 11 1972  52.889 -162.983  35 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13  1 43 51 1973  29.811 -113.536  32 5.1   Gulf of California

10 13  0  8 15 1977  51.350 -178.590   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 13 18 42 56 1984  53.320 -163.335   7 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13 23 13 57 1992  55.510 -164.870   3 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13  1 33 39 1999  54.691 -161.136  12 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 13 15 15 20 2007  61.829 -151.721  92 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

<AEIC>. Felt at Anchorage, Chugiak, Palmer, Talkeetna and Willow.

 

10 13 05 37 23 2009  52.754 -166.997  24 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 13 04 14 00 2011  43.462 -127.135  20 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 12 16 45 22 1935  40.200  143.200   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A minor tsunami was generated with maximum runup at Fukushima (1.2 meters).

 

10 12 11 26 59 1963  44.710  149.110  53 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum runup of 4.4 meters at Urup. Slight damage was reported on a ship. Felt throughout Hokkaido and Honshu. The tsunami was observed in Hawaii, Crescent City, California and in the Aleutian Islands.  Free oscillations of the earth were detected with this earthquake. 

 

10 12 10 25 22 1979 -46.700  166.030  12 7.5   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Felt with intensity V widely on South Island, New Zealand. Damage claims were received from 198 people for damage to structures and internal contents. Most damage occurred to chimneys, outer walls and foundations.

 

10 12 13 57  2 1987  -7.700  154.600  27 7.0   New Britain

 

Felt within intensity V at Arawa and Panguna on Bougainville Is. Also felt at Rabaul, New Britain. A small tsunami was generated.

 

10 12 15 02 17 2001  12.686  144.980  37 7.3   South of Mariana Islands

 

One person injured and many buildings damaged with intensity VII and utilities were disrupted on Guam. Also felt strongly on Saipan.

 

09 26 01 55 39 2005  -5.670  -76.410 127 7.5  NORTHERN PERU

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 12 17  0  0 1877  45.500 -122.500   0 6.3   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Chimneys were thrown down at Marshfield, Cascades and Portland, Oregon.

 

10 12  7 50 48 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.6   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Damage estimated at $50,000 over an area of about 70,000 sq. miles. Part of a series os strong shocks in the region during 1935. Felt with intensity VII at Helena where mostly bumping motion was felt. General alarm caused people to become hysterical and nauseated. Clocks stopped. Walls were damaged especially in th eastern portion of Helena. Chimneys and windows were broken A water pipe was broken and a school had considerable damage from broken plaster. Felt from Thompson Falls on the west to Huntley on the east.

 

10 12  6 27 19 1965  52.140 -174.840  37 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 12 13 40 59 1965  56.100 -153.600  29 5.5   Southern Alaska

10 12 20  5 31 1970  29.870 -113.350   7 5.1   Gulf of California

10 12  5 54 28 1973  43.736 -127.469   6 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

10 12 18 45  3 1985  61.010 -151.145  97 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity II at Anchorage.

 

10 12 10 33 22 1994  51.605 -173.770  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

10 12 05 02 34 2001  52.630 -132.200  20 6.1   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

(GS). Felt throughout the Queen Charlotte Islands and along the northern coast of British Columbia at Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace.

 

10 12 16 27 33 2006  50.723 -173.068  16 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 12 19 30 35 2015  54.901 -159.488  38 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10 11 15  0  0 1857  34.000  132.050   0 7.3   Kyushu, Japan area

10 11 14 28  0 1907 -17.000  161.000  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

10 11 16 17  6 1914  12.000   94.000  80 7.2   Andaman Islands

10 11 14 14 30 1918  18.500  -67.500   0 7.5   Puerto Rico

 

Felt throughout the region of Puerto Rico with intensity up to IX. Extensive damage occurred from Aguada and Anasco. Masonry buildings were largely destroyed. Unreinforced concrete walls and foundations were wrecked.  Reinforced buildings were largely undamaged. At Anasco all brick buildings were destroyed. At Mayaguez the brick Catholic Church was razed. Up to 116 were killed and property damage was estimated at about $4 million.  A tsunami was generated which drowned many and broke cables while exposing reefs and sea floor. Maximum heights up to 20 feet.

 

10 11 14 49 50 1922 -16.000  -72.500  50 7.4   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate damage in southern Peru.

 

10 11 14 51  0 1939 -15.305  -72.199 120 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Felt with intensity VII.

 

10 11 18 41 13 1940 -41.500  -74.500  60 7.0   So. Chile

10 11 13  8 38 1953  49.800  156.000  70 7.4   NE Pacific

 

Felt with intensity VII.

 

10 11  2 24 43 1956  44.767  150.567  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt in Hokkaido, Japan.

 

10 11 14 35 15 1975 -24.894 -175.119   9 7.8   Tonga Islands

 

Felt at Raoul Island and Niue. No damage reported.

 

10 11 19 24 26 1992 -19.247  168.948 129 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VIII on Erromango and Tanna. Also felt at Port Vila.

 

10 11 15 54 22 1993  32.090  137.750 356 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

One person died of a heart attack and four were injured. Maximum intensity V at Tokyo and Yokohama.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10 11 16 37 33 1898  50.710 -179.500   0 6.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 11  5 47  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

10 11 14  6  0 1935  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

10 11  5 57 12 1940  33.766 -118.450  16 5.0   So. California

 

Off Redondo Beach, this quake caused plaster and walls to crack at Keystone.  Felt from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach and Anza and Big Bear Lake.

 

10 11  7 53 10 1940  59.500 -152.000  25 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt by many at Anchorage. Suspended objects swung.

 

10 11 16 48 48 1956  40.593 -126.080   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over about 8000 sq. miles of Humboldt County, California. Also felt in southern Oregon in Plumas County and at Medford and Shady Cove with maximum intensity V. Dishes were broken and objects shifted. Earth noises were heard. Many were frightened.

 

10 11  0 41 35 1958  65.500 -133.500  33 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

10 11  8  5 30 1960  38.300 -107.600   0 5.5   Colorado area

 

A fountain was cracked at Montrose, Colorado. Damage included cracked chimneys, plaster, dishes and glassware broken.

 

10 11  0  1 24 1973  29.719 -113.473  33 5.0   Gulf of California

10 11 16 50 55 1977  62.983 -151.140  28 5.0   Central Alaska

10 11 15 51 28 1980  54.910 -151.070  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

10 11  3  7 53 1991  51.216 -176.959  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 11  2  4 17 1997  51.399 -177.642  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 11 15 54  0 1997  44.550 -129.726  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10 10  4  0  0 1446  45.700   26.600 150 7.3   Romania/Bulgaria

10 10  0 19 53 1931 -10.000  161.000  60 7.7   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

10 10 20 48  5 1938   2.300  126.800  60 7.3   Mindanao, Philippines

10 10 18 32 59 1939  38.283  142.783  40 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

10 10  8 57 46 1955  -5.100  152.800  60 7.3   New Britain

10 10 11 53 54 1977 -25.900 -175.400  33 7.2   Tonga Islands

 

A tsunami was generated which was observed at Pago Pago.

 

10 10 12 25 24 1980  36.195    1.354  10 7.7   Western Mediterranean

 

At least 5000 were killed and 9000 were injured. Extensive damage occurred in the El Asnam area.

 

10 10 10 50 20 2002  -1.757  134.297  10 7.6   Near the North Coast of Irian Jaya

 

Eight were killed and up to 600 injured in the Manokwari area.  More than 1000 homes were destroyed and 900 other building damaged in Oransbari and Ransiki. Landslides were common. A surface ruptured about 3 km long was observed at Ransiki. A tsunami with height 3-5 meters at Oransbari and Ransiki flooded homes. Subsidence was common along the north shore of Irian Jaya with maximum subsidence up to 3 meters.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10 10  1  7 16 1919  48.630 -127.150   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

10 10  1 25  0 1936  41.000 -125.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

10 10  4 10 35 1951  40.280 -124.800   0 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

10 10 18 49  6 1953  31.800 -116.100  16 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at San Diego. A pendulum clock stopped at Spanish lighthouse.

 

10 10 18 53 59 1957  54.000 -166.000   0 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 10 19 38 48 1964  60.400 -146.100  15 5.3   Central Alaska

10 10 20  6 35 1964  60.380 -145.970   1 5.4   Central Alaska

10 10  0 35 59 1965  51.740 -175.340  50 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 10  2 52 56 1967  52.300 -176.100  78 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 10 16 51 52 1983  51.063 -178.073  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 10 22 52 33 1985  51.700 -159.000  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

10 10 22 53  6 1985  55.900 -160.250  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10 10 21  6 54 1994  51.484 -173.897  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

10 10 00 15 15 2007  43.767 -127.870  10 5.0   Off coast of Oregon

10 10 06 08 14 2010  51.440 -175.248  33 5.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 10  6 27 58 2018  55.640 -158.895  47 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10  9  2 15  0 1831 -18.468  -71.016  49 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Felt strongly from Camana on the north to Chuquisaca 400 miles inland. Felt 100 miles from the epicenter at sea and on ships in the harbor. Accompanied by a loud subterranean noise that lasted 10 seconds. Many houses were destroyed and hundreds were dead and injured. At Arica nearly all buildings were destroyed. This was the first strong earthquake in this area in nearly a century.

 

10  9 12 28 18 1900  57.090 -153.480   0 8.3   Southern Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Chugach Mountain area of Alaska. Felt in southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada as far as Kodiak. Felt area at least 120,000 sq. miles.  Chimneys were thrown down and items and people were thrown from shelves and cabinets in Kodiak (intensity VIII). Also felt strongly at Whitehorse and Skagway, Alaska.

 

10  9  3  1  8 1928  16.340  -97.290   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Very damaging in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

10  9 14 36 34 1945  44.000  147.500  75 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Off Hokkaido. No damage reported.

 

10  9  7 32  3 1974  44.700  150.300  50 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with intensity V at Urup and Iturup and also in Hokkaido.

 

10  9  9 33 34 1985  55.000 -159.900  25 7.4   Alaska Peninsula

 

Minor damage was recorded at Sand Point with intensity VI. Felt in much of southern Alaska.

 

10  9  7 55 42 1994  43.970  147.490  49 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VI on Iturup. A tsunami was generated and hit Hokkaido.

 

10  9 15 35 57 1995  19.120 -104.130  58 7.5   Michoacan, Mexico

 

At least 1000 homeless and 100 injured with 50 killed in Jalisco, Mexico.  Severe damage at Colima, Jalisco and Michoacan especially in Manzanillo, Colima. Felt strongly in Mexico City and as far north as Texas and Oklahoma.  Landslides were common and blocked many roads. Land subsidence in the Manzanillo harbor. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to about 5 meters which was observed as far away as American Samoa and Australia.

 

10  9 13 10 52 1996  34.556   32.126  59 7.2   Turkey

 

An earthquake in Cyprus killed one and injured twenty. Also destructive in Egypt. Felt in Israel, Jordan Syria and Lebanon.

 

10 09 21 26 56 2004  11.410  -86.550  61 7.1  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  9 14 40  0 1871  39.700  -75.500   0 5.2   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Chimneys toppled and windows broke at Wilmington, Delaware. Damage occurred at New Castle and Oxford. Felt in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

 

10  9 12 28 18 1900  57.090 -153.480   0 8.3   Southern Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Chugach Mountain area of Alaska. Felt in southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada as far as Kodiak. Felt area at least 120,000 sq. miles.  Chimneys were thrown down and items and people were thrown from shelves and cabinets in Kodiak (intensity VIII). Also felt strongly at Whitehorse and Skagway, Alaska.

 

10  9 10 21  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10  9  3 21 11 1963  53.800 -170.500 250 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9 19 55 35 1964  56.910 -151.770  17 5.0   Southern Alaska

10  9  8 10 15 1966  31.200 -113.333   1 5.4   SW U.S.A

10  9  7 45 16 1969  43.707 -127.430  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

10  9  7 59 41 1969  52.316 -169.513  22 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  9 11  7 20 1970  51.420 -178.440  38 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9  7 38 10 1974  58.990 -157.401 347 6.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity VI at Fairbanks.

 

10  9 23  2 36 1984  26.200 -110.200  33 5.0   Gulf of California

10  9  9 33 32 1985  54.765 -159.613  30 6.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

Minor damage was recorded at Sand Point with intensity VI. Felt in much of southern Alaska.

 

10  9 14 16 21 1985  54.811 -159.465  19 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Maximum intensity VI. Windows cracked at Cold Bay. Buildings trembled.  At Sand Point underground pipes broke and glass broke. Objects fell from shelves. Earth noises were heard.

 

10  9  9 41 12 1989  66.936 -156.506   5 5.1   Northern Alaska

10  9 15 39 25 1991  53.910 -165.940  41 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  9 12 16 55 1992  51.552 -176.867  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9 13 54  3 1993  51.276 -178.145  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  9  7 12 26 1996  49.737 -129.605  10 5.8   Vancouver Island area

10  9  2 48  6 1997  51.500 -178.100  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI on Adak.

 

10 09 01 00 55 2008  51.757 -173.503  44 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 09 19 49 04 2013  52.520 -169.377  38 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10  8 15  0  0 1257  35.020  139.050   0 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Earthquake off Sanriki in the Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures of Japan.  A tsunami was generated which attached the Sanriku coast with especially high tsunami waves at Noda and Kuji in Iwate Prefecture.

 

10  8 15 30  0 1847 -31.610  -71.180   0 7.3   Central Chile

10  8  2 14  0 1901  13.000  -87.000   0 7.1   Nicaragua

10  8  4 53 38 1906  53.500  154.500 450 7.0   Northern Kurils

10  8 15 36  3 1915  33.500  138.000 170 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

10  8  3 23  9 1950  -3.800  128.300  60 7.6   Ceram area

10  8  5 53  6 1960  40.183  129.983 600 7.2   NE China

10  8  9 50 58 1974  17.300  -62.000  47 7.5   Leeward Islands

 

Moderate earthquake in the Antilles at Antigua, Barbuda and St. Kitts.  Felt with maximum intensity VII. Four people were injured. Damage occurred to St. Johns Cathedral, government buildings, ports and refineries. Roads were blocked by landslides and telephone lines, electric cables and water pipes were cut. At St. Kitts two churches were damaged. Felt from Puerto Rico to Guadeloupe.

 

10  8  4 46 28 1988 -18.710 -172.410  66 7.2   Tonga Islands

10 08 03 50 38 2005  34.440   73.580  10 7.6   PAKISTAN

 

(GS). At least 86,000 people killed, more than 69,000 injured and extensive damage in northern Pakistan. The heaviest damage occurred in the Muzaffarabad area, Kashmir where entire villages were destroyed and at Uri where 80 percent of the town was destroyed. At least 32,335 buildings collapsed in Anantnag, Baramula, Jammu and Srinagar, Kashmir. Buildings collapsed in Abbottabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Islamabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Maximum intensity VIII. Felt (VII) at Topi; (VI) at Islamabad, Peshawar and Rawalpindi; (V) at Faisalabad and Lahore.  Felt at Chakwal, Jhang, Sargodha and as far as Quetta.  At least 1,350 people killed and 6,266 injured in India. Felt (V) at Chandigarh and New Delhi; (IV) at Delhi and Gurgaon, India. Felt in Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh, India. At least one person killed and some buildings collapsed in Afghanistan. Felt (IV) at Kabul and (III) at Bagrami, Afghanistan. Felt (III) at Kashi, China and (II) at Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Also felt at Almaty, Kazakhstan.  An estimated 4 million people in the area were left homeless. Landslides and rockfalls damaged or destroyed several mountain roads and highways cutting off access to the region for several days. Landslides also occurred farther north near the towns of Gilgit and Skardu, Kashmir. Liquefaction and sandblows occurred in the western part of the Vale of Kashmir and near Jammu. Landslides and rockfalls also occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh, India. Seiches were observed in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, India and in many places in Bangladesh.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10  8 10  0  0 1857  38.700  -89.200   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

At St. Louis two shocks rocked the tall buildings. Plaster fell and bricks and windows were dislodged. Animals were frightened from a great rumbling earthquake noise that sounded like a heavily loaded vehicle on rough pavement.  Felt all along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Hannibal, MO.

 

10  8 20 46  0 1865  37.200 -121.900   0 6.5   Central California

 

This earthquake occurred in the Santa Cruz mountains between San Jose and Santa Cruz. Damage in San Francisco occurred to poorly constructed buildings on alluvial soil. A number of weak buildings were destroyed. Water mains and gaas pipes broke.  a ground crack occurred in city streets. The wall of the jail and a church fell in San Jose. In the mountains there were cracks and landslides.

 

10  8  8 30 39 1938  33.300 -108.500   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

10  8  4 10 35 1951  40.350 -124.600   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located off Cape Mendocino in northern California. Considerable damage occurred south of Alton on the Van Duzen River Bridge. Toppled chimneys broken windows and water pipes broke and items fell from shelves in stores. 

 

10  8 16 32 32 1965  51.660 -173.790  30 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  8 19 34 59 1965  44.800 -111.100   1 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

This event was sharply felt in the Hebgen Lake and Yellowstone area. Boards fell from a stack in West Yellowstone.

 

10  8  3  6 46 1966  57.700 -151.600  32 5.0   Southern Alaska

10  8 13  2  5 1970  50.446 -176.196  38 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  8 13 24 24 1985  54.330 -164.690  64 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  8 13 28 48 1987  54.959 -161.449  47 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  8  2 19 37 1988  53.716 -163.103  29 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  8 16 34 56 1992  51.250 -177.820  42 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10 08 07 57 34 2008  79.785 -115.437  10 5.3   Arctic Ocean, Canada

10 08 09 53 01 2008  60.709 -143.721   7 5.2   Southeastern Alaska

 

(PGC). ML 5.4 (PMR), 5.2 (AEIC). Felt (III) at Copper Center. Also felt at Anchorage, Cordova and Valdez.

 

10 08 06 01 07 2009  30.061 -114.073  10 5.0   Gulf of California

10 08 03 26 13 2010  51.374 -175.361  19 6.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 08 00 05 56 2015  52.444 -168.533  30 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

10  7 21  4  0 1900  -4.000  140.000  60 7.8   Papua New Guinea

10  7  3 29 34 1923  -1.800  128.800  60 7.5   Ceram area

10  7  6 43  4 1940   5.000  126.000 100 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

10  7 19 20 20 1968  26.288  140.595 516 7.5   Bonin Islands

10 07 22 03 14 2009 -13.006  166.510  45 7.7   Vanuatu Islands

 

(GS). Felt at Lakatoro, Luganville, Port-Olry, Port Vila and Sola. Also felt at Honiara, Solomon Islands.  Tsunami information is included with the larger event

 

10 07 22 18 51 2009 -12.517  166.382  35 7.8   Santa Cruz Islands

 

(NEIC) A tsunami with maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 62 cm at Port-Vila and 20 cm at Luganville, Vanuatu; 14 cm at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 24 cm at Rosslyn Bay, Australia; 6 cm at Suva, Fiji; 8 cm at Apia, Samoa; 14 cm at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 6 cm at Papeete, French Polynesia; 14 cm at Hilo, 10 cm at Honolulu, 38 cm at Kahului, 40 cm at Kawaihae and 16 cm at Nawiliwili, Hawaii; 12 cm in the Midway Islands; 6 cm on Wake Island; 18 cm at Coquimbo and 10 cm at Iquique, Chile; 8 cm at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; 12 cm at Point Reyes, 30 cm at Santa Barbara and 10 cm at Santa Monica, California; 6 cm at Neah Bay, Washington; 8 cm at Tofino, Canada; 16 cm on Adak and 12 cm on Atka, Alaska.

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

10  7 19 30  0 1935  47.100 -111.900   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

10  7  7  3 36 1952  42.000 -127.000   0 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

10  7  5  7 56 1958  46.700 -124.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

10  7 14  6  9 1965  52.200 -169.500  19 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  7 20 55 56 1966  61.660 -150.060  54 5.3   Central Alaska

10  7 20 54 42 1979  38.224 -119.348  11 5.2   California/Nevada area

10  7 10 18 46 1983  43.938  -74.258  13 5.3   New York State

10  7 15 48 28 1989  51.282 -179.034  11 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 15 44 24 1992  54.700 -161.130  21 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

10  7 16 11 35 1992  50.330 -177.770  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7  4 50 19 1999  52.318 -177.661 154 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 07 10 00 48 2008  79.817 -115.448  10 5.7   Arctic Ocean, Canada

10 07 05 38 37 2009  52.157  178.052 138 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

10 07 23 43 27 2015  52.455 -168.588  39 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

10  6  0  0  0 1890  11.500  -60.500  33 7.0   Windward Islands

10  6  9 15  0 1902  36.500   70.500 200 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

10  6 10 16 12 1911  19.000  -70.500   0 7.0   Doiminican Rep/Haiti

10  6 19 20  0 1914 -38.000  178.000  33 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Earthquake centered near Matakaoa Point. Numerous landslides occurred in the epicentral area. A shepherd was killed in a landslide near Cape Runaway.  Fissures and slips were common and in some cases earthquake fountains occurred.  Maximum intensity of IX occurred in the epicentral area.

 

10  6 14 16  0 1942 -33.700 -179.800 285 7.1   So. Kermadec Islands

10  6  2 34 49 1944  39.480   26.560  40 7.0   Aegean Sea

10  6 21 34  0 1944  39.400   26.700   0 7.2   Aegean Sea

 

Severe damage in Turkey. Maximum intensity X in this earthquake which killed 30-50.

 

10  6 19 55 34 1947  36.900   22.000  60 7.8   No. Greece

 

Earthquake felt with intensity IX at Pylia and Messinia. A tsunami was generated.

 

10  6 14 31 23 1964  40.300   28.230  34 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Strong earthquake on the northern Anatolian fault line. Maximum intensity IX at Manyas. Crevasses formed and hot springs appeared. 30 people were killed, 52 injured and up to 4000 buildings were destroyed including schools and mosques. Three died and 10 injured at Gonen and serious damage to markets and shops. Felt over an area of 750,000 sq. km.

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10  6 15  7 37 1973 -60.823  -21.549  33 7.5   Southern  Ocean

10  6 22 24 16 1975 -12.519  166.499  54 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

No tsunami or damage reported.

 

10  6  4 19  6 1987 -17.929 -172.241  16 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

Felt in Tonga and at American Samoa. A small tsunami was generated which was recorded at American Samoa.

 

10  6 18  9 46 1995  -2.045  101.436  33 7.1   So. of Sumatera

 

At least 84 were killed along with more than 1800 injured. The earthquake left 65,000 homeless and more than 17,00 homes and buildings were destroyed in Jambi Province. Landslides were common. Felt from Sumatra to Malaysia.

 

10  6  4 30 19 2000  35.456  133.134  10 7.0   Korea

 

At least 140 houses destroyed and more than 2000 structures were damaged along with 130 people injured. Many landslides occurred in the area of Okayama and Tottori.  Felt throughout southwestern Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

10  6  2 50  0 1909  41.767 -112.667   0 6.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake occurred north of the Great Salt Lake near Garland and Tremonton and caused some chimneys to fall.

 

10  6  6 58 59 1941  40.500 -124.950   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

10  6 11 10 13 1983  62.354 -151.193  97 5.4   Central Alaska

10  6  1 15 30 1985  62.139 -124.224  10 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

10  6  4 21 47 1986  51.863 -176.257  43 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  6 10 12 53 1991  51.077 -176.496  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  6 10 32 48 1991  51.370 -176.450  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  6 15 14 53 1992  51.139 -177.913  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10  6 17 19  8 1992  51.171 -177.872  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10  6  5 23 18 1995  65.170 -148.565   9 6.4   Northern Alaska

 

Minor damage with intensity VI at Fairbanks. Felt throughout central Alaska and to Anchorage.

 

10  6 15 48 49 1995  65.160 -147.860   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt within intensity III at Healy and Nenama. Also felt at Fairbanks.

 

10  6 20 13 12 1996  49.160 -127.980  18 6.3   Vancouver Island area

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  5 12  0  0 1859 -27.350  -70.350   0 7.6   Coast Central Chile

 

Felt with intensity X. The earthquake was heard at Copiapo as a terrifying rumble. The quake collapsed 155 houses and destroyed an additional 224. Damage estimates up to $1 million. Railway embankment crumbled at Copiapo and Caldera for a distance of 25 km. Ground cracks appeared. At least 10 killed in a mine at Tierra-Amarilla. A tsunami was recorded at Caldera where the quake caused great damage. Ships in port were damaged.

 

10  5  9  0  0 1871 -20.200  -70.170   0 7.3   Coast No. Chile

 

Felt with intensity X. The railroad was damaged at Iquique. Homes collapsed. The cities of Pica and Mamina were largely destroyed and a church an more than 100 homes collapsed at Tarapaca. A minor tsunami was recorded at Callao.

 

10  5  9 44 24 1936   1.500  126.800  60 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

An earthquake was felt on the same date on Talong and Negros. Felt over all of Panay and Negros.

 

10  5 17 28 27 1944 -22.500  172.000 120 7.5   Loyalty Islands

10  5 20 12  7 1948  37.950   58.320  18 7.3   No. Iran

 

Buildings made of brick almost all collapsed. Major damage also occurred to concrete structures. Ground cracks and horizontal deformations of the ground were noted. Water pipes ruptured. Tens of thousands were killed in this quake as many villages were completely destroyed in the neighborhood of Ashkhabad. Many changes in groundwater were observed including 10 new springs. Fissures up to half a meter wide opened. Train cars were thrown from tracks and monuments and columns failed. Sump volcanoes formed in the Kuru Gaudan area. Surface ruptures extended for up to 70 km north of Ashkhabad. Destruction was also complete in the Iranian cities of Deregez, Khkester and Kelat. Thousands were killed in this region under piles of debris in at least 30 heavily damaged cities. 

 

10  5 16  9 31 1950  10.350  -85.200   0 7.7   Nicaragua

 

Minor damage occurred at Puntarenas and San Jose. Several were injured.

 

10  5 15 24  2 1985  62.100 -124.800  15 7.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Light damage with intensity VI occurred at Wrigley, Nahanni Butte and Fort Liard. Landslides and water well fluctuations were observed. Felt in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  5 16 45  0 1817  42.500  -71.200   0 5.7   New England

 

Walls collapsed at Woburn, Massachusetts.

 

10  5  0  0  0 1909  42.000 -113.000   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake occurred north of the Great Salt Lake near Garland and Tremonton and caused some chimneys to fall.

 

10  5  0 17 15 1965  65.380 -132.900  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

10  5  1 40 42 1971  67.375 -172.574  33 5.2   Northern Alaska

10  5  9 22  0 1973  66.950 -157.850 100 5.9   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Hogatza, Northern Alaska.

 

10  5  9 40 35 1973  66.750 -157.710  75 5.0   Northern Alaska

10  5 15 46 28 1984  51.868 -176.018  72 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  5 15 24  2 1985  62.216 -124.265  10 6.6   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Light damage with intensity VI occurred at Wrigley, Nahanni Butte and Fort Liard. Landslides and water well fluctuations were observed. Felt in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

 

10  5  3 25 51 1986  50.600 -174.600   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  5 21 57 20 1986  43.750 -127.640   3 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

10  5  7 24 28 1991  52.149 -169.243  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  5 20 51 33 1995  53.719 -164.993  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Akutan

 

10 05 08 57 25 2013  51.570 -173.207  36 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

10 05 17 35 54 2015  51.927 -179.285  84 5.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  4 23  0  6 1910 -22.000  -69.000 120 7.2   Coast No. Chile

10  4  7 54 42 1940 -22.000  -71.000  75 7.3   Coast No. Chile

10  4 14 45 26 1946  18.750  -68.500  50 7.0   Puerto Rico

10  4 18 52 13 1983 -26.535  -70.563  15 7.4   Coast Central Chile

10  4 13 22 56 1994  43.773  147.321  14 8.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  4 23 55 43 1957  52.600 -177.800  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  4  4 12 45 1965  43.990 -128.400   2 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10  4 22  8 19 1965  65.600 -133.900  10 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

10  4 10 20 13 1967  38.543 -112.156   7 5.2   Utah area

10  4 17 39 45 1970  30.629 -113.645  33 5.0   SW U.S.A

10  4 16 42 48 1978  37.493 -118.673   6 5.7   California/Nevada area

10  4 17 39  3 1978  37.584 -118.616  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

10  4  7 46 53 1982  51.435 -176.620  37 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  4 16 45 57 1985  52.600 -169.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  4 10 59 38 1987  34.070 -118.100   8 5.6   So. California

10  4 10 57 34 1997  41.050 -125.362   7 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

10 04 14 16 14 2002  53.354 -168.794 101 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10 04 14 51 54 2010  49.357 -129.315  10 5.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

10  3 17 22 12 1914  16.000  -61.000 100 7.4   Leeward Islands

10  3 22  6 59 1914  36.210   30.850  70 7.1   Turkey

 

Extreme damage in Burdur, Kilinc, Keciborlu and Isparta, Turkey. Maximum intensity IX. The earthquake killed up to 4000.

 

10  3  6 52 48 1915  40.500 -117.500   0 7.8   Pleasant Valley, Nevada

 

Maximum intensity X in Pleasant Valley, Nevada. This earthquake was felt over an area of about 500,000 sq. miles but did little damage in this remote area. At Kennedy, NV an earthquake roar was heard and people had trouble standing. Others were thrown from their beds. Many houses were destroyed especially those composed of adobe. Mine tunnels collapsed. Many ground cracks were observed. Damage occurred at Winnemucca and at Lovelock where water tanks were thrown down.  Water flow was greatly disrupted so that water rights had to be reconsidered.

 

10  3 19 38  1 1926 -49.000  161.000  60 7.9   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

North of Macquarie Islands.

 

10  3 19 13 13 1931 -10.500  161.700  25 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

10  3 21 55 10 1931 -11.000  163.000  60 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

10  3 22 47 40 1931 -11.000  161.500  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

A major tsunami was generated in this earthquake which destroyed 18 villages and left up to 50 dead. The tsunami was observed in the Solomon Islands the Hawaiian Islands and at Santa Barbara, California.

 

10  3 14 21 31 1974 -12.387  -77.782  21 7.8   Central Peru

 

An earthquake near the coast of Peru occurred SW of Lima and killed nearly 80 and injured more than 2000. Extensive damage occurred in Lima. The maximum intensity was IX in Lima. A minor tsunami was triggered that was registered as far as Samoa, Hawaii and California.

 

10  3  5 14 23 1975  30.300   66.300  11 7.0   Afghanistan

 

Felt strongly at Quetta, Pakistan. Followed by at least four strong aftershocks.

 

10  3  1 51 24 1995  -2.750  -77.881  24 7.0   Ecuador

 

At least two were killed and 5 injured in Ecuador. As many as 83 buildings and houses were destroyed. Damage occurred at Archidona, Canelos, Limon and other cities of Ecuador. Felt in Ecuador and in Colombia north to Bogota and in Peru.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  3  1 49  0 1915  40.500 -117.500   0 6.1   Pleasant Valley, Nevada

10  3  6 52 48 1915  40.500 -117.500   0 7.8   Pleasant Valley, Nevada

 

Maximum intensity X in Pleasant Valley, Nevada. This earthquake was felt over an area of about 500,000 sq. miles but did little damage in this remote area. At Kennedy, NV an earthquake roar was heard and people had trouble standing. Others were thrown from their beds. Many houses were destroyed especially those composed of adobe. Mine tunnels collapsed. Many ground cracks were observed. Damage occurred at Winnemucca and at Lovelock where water tanks were thrown down.  Water flow was greatly disrupted so that water rights had to be reconsidered.

 

10  3 16 13  8 1941  40.700 -125.000   0 6.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake caused chimneys to fall at Eureka and was felt from southwestern Oregon to northwestern California.

 

10  3 12 40  7 1950  65.500 -128.600   0 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

10  3 11 18 47 1954  60.700 -150.300  64 6.8   Central Alaska

 

Concrete walls were cracked in the Kenai Peninsula area. Plaster and glass broke. Objects fell from store shelves at Anchorage, Homer, Sterling and Valdez. Landslides occurred on Anchorage to Seward highways. 140 feet of railroad tracks were useless north of Potter. Some water connections at Anchorage were damage.  In a theater at Denali a midnight show was in progress. 850 customers rushed the exits injuring three in the rush to the doors.

 

10  3 13 39 40 1964  61.400 -147.100  23 5.2   Central Alaska

10  3 10 46 21 1965  52.440 -170.630  59 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3 11  8 39 1968  51.600 -174.100  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3  8 12 21 1970  58.357 -150.517  25 5.1   Southern Alaska

10  3  3 18 46 1972  66.790 -157.810  75 5.1   Northern Alaska

10  3  4 27 40 1973  27.557 -112.419   9 5.5   Gulf of California

10  3 15 21  5 1986  51.061 -178.366  17 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3  7 37 26 1992  27.510 -111.364  10 5.2   Gulf of California

10  3  9 19 14 1992  57.020 -153.330  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

10  3 21 58 31 1992  51.230 -178.330  17 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  3 14  0 49 1994  32.066 -114.948  10 5.2   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity IV at Gadsden. Also felt at Welton, Dateland and Tacna, Arizona. Also felt at Riito and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

 

10  3 10  9 31 1996  44.179 -128.927  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

10  3 22  5 41 1997  51.843 -175.371  62 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

10  3  5 30 18 2000  51.530 -177.327  58 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

10 03 02 25 50 2007  51.519 -178.402  68 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

10 03 09 15 11 2007  51.675 -175.521  65 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

10 03 14 06 12 2007  58.282 -151.287  45 5.2   Kodiak Island region, Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt (III) at Homer and Kodiak.

 

10 03 01 16 00 2009  36.391 -117.861   0 5.2   Central California

 

(NEIC)  Felt (IV) at Lone Pine; (III) at Inyokern, Kernville, Kings Canyon National Park, North Fork, Sequoia National Park and Trona; (II) at Auberry, Bakersfield, Bishop, Bodfish, Burbank, Clovis, Exeter, Fresno, Hanford, Independence, Lake Isabella, Lindsay, Madera, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Pioneer, Porterville, Ridgecrest, Sanger, Shafter, Sonora, Springville, Taft, Tehachapi, Three Rivers, Tulare, Twain Harte, Visalia, Weldon and Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout Inyo County, in the Sierra Nevada region from Placerville to Rosamond and as far as Hemet and Los Angeles. Felt at Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Henderson and Las Vegas, Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

10 03 23 36 41 2003  52.682 -167.022  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  2  0  0  0 1678  38.600  142.000   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

10  2 16 35  0 1895  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.2   Ecuador

10  2  2 52  0 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.7   New Ireland

10  2  5 33  0 1935  43.217  146.300  90 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

10  2 20 29 51 1944  42.500  142.500  75 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

10  2  4 46 15 1946  52.000  159.000  50 7.2   Kamchatka

10  2  6 43 18 1946  50.800  159.000  40 7.2   Kamchatka

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

10  2 19  1  0 1928  32.900 -115.700   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in Los Angeles 125 miles away and over an area of 25,000 sq. miles including San Diego, Pomona and Imperial.

 

10  2  9 10 18 1933  33.783 -118.133  16 5.4   So. California

 

Earthquake at Signal hill moderately felt at Long Beach. Minor damage at Long Beach, Los Angeles, Compton and other regions. Felt as far as San Diego and Santa Barbara.

 

10  2 22 23 33 1964  59.680 -144.530  22 5.3   Southeast Alaska

10  2  7 23 38 1966  51.600 -174.600  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  2  4 56 46 1969  38.489 -122.688  11 5.6   Central California

10  2  6 19 57 1969  38.474 -122.694  12 5.8   Central California

 

The Santa Rosa earthquake. Up to $6 million damage. A number of brick buildings were destroyed at Santa Rosa. Chimneys fell and underground pipes were ruptured. Sidewalks buckled. Several schools were damaged and one was condemned. All stores in Santa Rosa had broken windows and many were substantially damaged. Ground cracks appeared. 

 

10  2  3 19 28 1971  64.358  -86.498  16 5.0   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

10  2  3 42 50 1980  50.233 -130.092  18 5.2   British Colombia

10  2  7 49 53 1985  52.349 -168.783  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III.

 

10  2 23 44 12 1985  34.023 -117.245  15 5.0   So. California

 

Plaster fell and minor cracks appeared in buildings at Grand Terrace.  At Lake Gregory Village one beam was split in a large house. Felt throughout much of southern California.

 

10  2 12 19 16 1989  52.720 -169.590   8 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  2  7  5  4 1992  51.050 -177.740  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10 02 18 00 06 2007  54.511 -161.708  32 6.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

(AEIC). Felt strongly at King Cove. Felt at Cold Bay, Dutch Harbor and Sand Point.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

10  1 15  0  0 1678  39.000  142.050   0 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Felt with moderate intensity in Tokyo, Japan. Moderate damage in Sanriku and Rikuchu prefectures. At least one killed.

 

10  1  3 29 59 1975  -4.882  102.198  33 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 

Strong earthquake felt in Bengkulu and surrounding districts. Preceded by a foreshock of M 56.0 and followed by a dozen aftershocks of M>5.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

10  1  9 15  0 1865  41.000 -124.500   0 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

AT Fort Humboldt and Eureka all the buildings were severely damaged. Redwood trees were thrown down and fissures appeared on parade grounds. At Eureka brick houses were severely damaged and chimneys were thrown down.

 

10  1 15 32  0 1921  38.682 -112.149   0 6.3   Utah area

 

This was the third destructive shock in a series of earthquakes at Elsinore, Utah which caused chimneys to fall and did additional structural damage to already damaged buildings, especially those composed of Adobe brick. A store which was damaged by the earthquake on Sept. 29 was completely collapsed. Damage also at Monroe.  Rockslides and changes in groundwater were observed.

 

10  1 11 45 38 1931  30.000 -114.500   0 6.0   SW U.S.A

 

Lightly felt at San Diego, CA.

 

10  1 13 14 38 1938  33.300 -108.500   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

10  1 19 49 38 1941  49.180 -129.850   0 6.0   Vancouver Island area

10  1 17 47 15 1958  53.000 -165.500   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  1 21 42 11 1958  39.570 -120.300   0 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake occurred southeast of Sierraville in NE California and western Nevada. Chimneys cracked and dishes broke in the Reno, NV and Hallelujah Junction regions.

 

10  1 16 10 56 1960  51.600 -172.400  46 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  1 11  0 48 1964  43.500 -126.900  33 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

10  1 12 31 25 1964  45.700 -122.800  33 5.3   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt in Portland, Oregon where hundreds of people were startled from bed. Windows, door and dishes rattled. Felt within about 100 km of the epicenter.

 

10  1 18 30  4 1964  49.100 -128.800   0 5.3   Vancouver Island area

10  1  2 57 58 1966  38.100 -118.300   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

10  1 10  8 51 1972  62.690 -149.070  75 5.2   Central Alaska

10  1 21 43 45 1972  51.694 -177.065  58 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  1 14 29  5 1982  35.733 -117.750   8 5.4   So. California

 

An earthquake in Kern County near Inyokern caused many cracks in interior walls at Barstow, Inyokern and Ridgecrest. Bricks shifted and cracks formed in walls.  Items were thrown down from store shelves. Felt throughout much of southern California.

 

10  1 15 54 52 1985  52.262 -168.899   0 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III in the epicentral area.

 

10  1 15 56  3 1986  51.767 -175.997  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  1 14 42 19 1987  34.052 -118.160  17 6.0   So. California

 

The Whittier Narrows earthquake in southern Los Angeles caused eight deaths, injured hundreds and caused up to $400 million damages in Los Angeles and Whittier. Maximum intensity was VIII within an area about 500 sq. km from the epicenter. Many stores in Whittier were  damaged in the main shopping ares.  Over 2000 apartment units sustained damage. Transportation was disrupted in the area to 25 bridges. Many fires began from gas leaks. Ground cracks in the Elysian Park area were observed also in the Puente Hills area.  Minor landslides and rockfalls were observed.

 

10  1  5  2 34 1992  51.123 -177.997  15 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10  1  0 52 51 1996  51.872 -166.605  10 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  1 19  9  3 1996  26.475 -110.862  10 5.5   Gulf of California

10  1 11 53 24 1998  51.481 -178.165  46 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

10 01 09 23 49 2011  51.775  172.132  10 5.4   Near Islands, Aleutians

10 01 10 01 24 2009  36.388 -117.858   5 5.0   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Independence; (III) at Clovis, Fresno, Kernville, Lone Pine and Trona; (II) at Arnold, Auberry, Bakersfield, California City, El Portal, Exeter, Hanford, Inyokern, Lake Isabella, Lindsay, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Pioneer, Porterville, Ridgecrest, Sonora, Springville, Three Rivers, Visalia, Weldon, Wofford Heights and Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout Inyo County, in the Sierra Nevada region from Placerville to Tehachapi and as far as Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles and Blythe. Felt at Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada.

 

10 01 22 07 55 2016  52.758 -162.821  20 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TOMORROW IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 30 23  0  0 1870  38.500   22.500   0 7.5   No. Greece

 9 30  0 59 40 1946 -13.000  -76.000  70 7.0   Central Peru

 9 30 11 31 14 1999  15.890  -97.070  12 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 9 30 16 31 16 1999  16.059  -96.931  61 7.5   Oaxaca, Mexico

 9 30 05 23 34 2007 -49.271  164.115  10 7.4   Auckland Islands, New Zealand

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Dunedin and Invercargill on the South Island. Also felt at Christchurch. Felt at Te Puke on the North Island.

 

 9 30 10 16 09 2009  -0.720   99.867  81 7.5   Sumatra

 

(GS). At least 1,117 people killed, 1,214 injured, 181,665 buildings destroyed or damaged and about 451,000 people displaced in the Padang-Pariaman area. Landslides disrupted power and communications in the area. Damage estimated at 2.3 billion U.S. dollars. Felt (VII) at Padang; (VI) at Bukittinggi; (IV) at Bengkulu, Duri, Mukomuko and Sibolga; (III) at Pekanbaru. Also felt(IV) at Gunungsitoli, Nias and (II) at Jakarta, Java.  Felt throughout Sumatra and in much of Java. Felt(III) in Singapore and at George Town, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Sungai Chua, Malaysia. Felt in much of Peninsular Malaysia and as far away as Chiang Mai, Thailand. A 27-cm(center-to-peak) local tsunami was recorded at Padang, Sumatra.

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 30  2 11  0 1916  33.080 -116.570   0 5.0   So. California

 9 30  2 30  0 1921  38.682 -112.149   0 5.7   Utah area

 9 30  8 52  0 1924  47.600  -69.700  20 6.1   Maine

 9 30  9 18  0 1925  46.620 -112.030   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 9 30 20 40  0 1930  40.300  -84.300   0 5.3   Ohio/Lake Erie

 9 30  6 35  7 1960  49.380 -129.560  55 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 9 30 20 27 24 1964  58.400 -151.300  17 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 30 23 47 40 1965  59.700 -143.400  12 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 30 22 39  0 1967  49.500  -65.800   0 5.3   E. of Maine

 9 30 22  0 41 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 9 30  8 17 60 1971  26.877 -110.796  29 5.7   Gulf of California

 9 30 22 46 11 1971  33.034 -115.821   8 5.1   So. California

 9 30 17 36  3 1976  43.452 -126.965  33 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 30 10 19 21 1977  40.518 -110.436   5 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9 30 11 53 26 1981  37.573 -118.823   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 9 30 13  5 48 1981  37.640 -118.852   6 5.0   California/Nevada area

 9 30 10  1 34 1985  52.160 -169.560  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  4 50  4 1988  61.123 -151.502  85 5.0   Central Alaska

 9 30  9 13 16 1990  41.800 -126.900  10 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 9 30  5 33 59 1992  51.130 -178.160  34 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30 19  5  8 2000  57.502 -142.837  33 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 9 30 18 54 28 2004  35.988 -120.538  10 5.0   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt(V) at San Miguel; (IV) at Avenal, Coalinga and Templeton; (III) at Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Carmel, Fresno, Grover Beach, King City, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Los Osos, Madera, Monterey, Morro Bay, Oceano, Paso Robles, Salinas, San Luis Obispo and Visalia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 29  0  0  0 1600  23.500  117.000   0 7.0   So. China

 

Strong damage at Foukien and Koang-tong.

 

 9 29 13 30  0 1697 -12.300  -77.400  30 7.3   Central Peru

 

Violent earthquake in Lima, Peru.

 

 9 29 17  3  0 1899  -3.000  128.500  60 7.8   Ceram area

 

3864 killed in the Banda Sea area.

 

 9 29 20 51  0 1912   7.000  138.000  60 7.6   Caroline Islands

 9 29  3  1 55 1946  -4.500  153.500  60 7.8   New Britain

 9 29  6 32  7 1950  19.000 -107.350  60 7.0   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 

Off the coast of Colima, Mexico. Damage was minimal.

 

 9 29  1 36 46 1953 -36.900  177.100 287 7.2   North Island, N.Z.

 

A strong shock in the Bay of Plenty. Maximum felt intensity was VII in the eastern Bay of Plenty and East Cape Peninsula where considerable minor damage occurred.

 

 9 29  0 44  1 1973  41.891  130.872 575 7.0   NE China

 

Violent earthquake under the Sea of Japan, this event was felt in many areas of Japan and with intensity V in Tokyo. Also felt at Fukushima and Urakawa.

 

 9 29 17 48 10 2009 -15.489 -172.095  18 8.1   Samoa

 

(GS). At least 149 people killed in Samoa, 34 killed in American Samoa and 9 killed, 7 injured and 500 displaced on Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Widespread damage to infrastructure occurred at Pago Pago, American Samoa, in many parts of Samoa and on Niuatoputapu, Tonga.  Nearly all of the casualties and damage was caused by large tsunamis, with runup heights of 12 m at Poloa, 7 m at Pago Pago and Tula, American Samoa and 3 m on Niuatoputapu. Felt (VI) at Nu`uuli and (IV) at Ili`ili and Tafuna, American Samoa. Felt (V) at Apia, Samoa.  Felt in much of American Samoa, Samoa and northern Tonga and as far away as Wallis and Futuna Islands.  The tsunami was recorded with the following wave heights (peak-to-trough) on these selected tide stations: 411 cm at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 140 cm at Apia, Samoa; 111 cm at Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 64 cm in the Chatham Islands, 37 cm at Raoul, 21 cm at Tauranga, 14 cm at Gisborne and 11 cm at Wellington, New Zealand; 28 cm at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 22 cm at Point Kemblao, Australia; 25 cm at Luganville, Vanuatu; 36 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 29 cm at Papeete, French Polynesia; 36 cm at Ofunato, Japan; 11 cm at Old Harbor and 4 cm at Seward, Alaska; 66 cm at Crescent City and 26 cm at Los Angeles, California; 42 cm at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; 27 cm on Baltra, Ecuador; 73 cm at Antofagasta and 40 cm at Valparaiso,

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 29  4  0  0 1880  55.800 -155.600   0 6.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

Three strong earthquakes at Ukamok and Chirikof Islands. The aftershocks continued through mid-October and were strongly felt at Hoonah Village.

 

 9 29 12  0  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 6.8   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt in the epicentral area.

 

 9 29 14 12  0 1921  38.683 -112.150   0 6.3   Utah area

 

This earthquake felt with intensity VIII at Elsinore in the Sevier Valley was felt over a wide area of Utah. Preliminary foreshocks continued for about two weeks before the mainshock which caused many chimneys to fall and caused plaster to fall and walls to fracture. A loud earthquake noise was heard. Clouds of dust arose throughout the area. Damage was also found at Richfield and Monroe. Half the buildings at Elsinore were damaged.

 

 9 29 11 30 19 1937  49.200 -129.500   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 29  5 57 12 1940  54.000 -134.000   0 5.5   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 29 12 20 44 1986  51.326 -174.969  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak Island.

 

 9 29 16 11 28 1990  51.340 -178.050  48 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 9 29 17 10 04 2004  35.953 -120.502  11 5.1   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt(IV) at Atascadero, Bradley, Coalinga, King City, Paso Robles, San Miguel and Templeton. Felt in central California from Oakland and San Francisco south as far as Santa Barbara and Ventura.

 

 9 29 22 54 54 2004  35.390 -118.623   3 5.1   Central California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Bodfish, Weldon and Woody; (IV) at Arvin, Bakersfield, Caliente, Delano, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Porterville, Shafter, Tehachapi and Wofford Heights. Felt in central and southern California from Sacramento south as far as Los Angeles and Riverside County. Also felt at Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 28 15 24 54 1906  -2.000  -79.000 150 7.9   Ecuador

 

Off the coast of Ecuador. Felt with intensity VII.

 

 9 28 14 20  0 1957 -20.480 -178.510 549 7.5   Tonga Islands

 9 28 20 26 56 1991  -5.814  150.959  28 7.1   New Ireland

 9 28 13 38 57 2007  22.013  142.668 260 7.5   Volcano Islands, Japan

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Chatan and Naha, Okinawa. Felt (III) at Yokosuka; (II) at Tokyo and Yokohama, Honshu. Recorded (2 JMA) in the Chichijima- retto. Also recorded (2 JMA) in Chiba, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Niigata, Saitama and Tokyo;(1 JMA) in Akita, Fukuoka, Gumma, Nagano, Shizuoka, Tochigi and Yamagata Prefectures, Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 28 11 52 45 1932  40.000 -126.200   1 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 28  2 29 24 1937  58.600 -137.700   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Juneau and Hoonah. No damage.

 

 9 28  5 34 12 1941  56.500 -157.500 100 6.5   Alaska Peninsula

 9 28 22 24 10 1945  41.517 -126.883   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 28  7 19  9 1946  33.950 -116.850   0 5.0   So. California

 

Event located north of Beaumont and felt over an area of about 9000 sq. miles of southern California. Maximum intensity of VII at Banning, Cabazon, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. Plaster cracked and small objects fell. 

 

 9 28 21 47  2 1950  54.320 -134.630   0 5.5   British Colombia

 9 28  2 21 20 1952  58.400 -137.400   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Sitka.

 

 9 28 15 43 14 1964  43.500 -127.100  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 28  3  0 31 1967  52.180 -171.090  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 15 14 56 1967  59.500 -147.100  28 5.6   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Cordova and on Middleton Island.

 

 9 28 15 38 36 1967  37.230 -121.610  15 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake near Morgan Hill caused rockslides and walls of houses to crack at San Jose.

 

 9 28 15 44 52 1967  59.430 -147.120   4 5.4   Southern Alaska

 9 28  4 21 50 1970  54.484 -164.487  77 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 14  7 20 1983  50.797 -171.089  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28  3  4 37 1987  51.336 -176.926  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 20 43 42 1990  51.440 -176.990  31 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28  5 37 34 1994  51.300 -178.200  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 28 17 15 24 2004  35.819 -120.364   8 6.0   Central California

 

(NEIC) Minor damage (VI) at Parkfield, San Miguel and Shandon. Felt (V) at Avenal, Bradley, Coalinga, King City, Lockwood, Paso Robles and Templeton. Felt in much of California from Sacramento, Santa Rosa and San Francisco south as far as Los Angeles and Orange County. Also felt at Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.

 

 9 28 18 28 03 2004  51.618 -175.984  45 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 27  8 55 10 1937  -9.500  111.000  60 7.2   So. of Java

 

Felt as far as eastern Lombok. South central Java was badly damaged and cracks appeared in walls in East Java. Greatest destruction was in the Jogyakarta Province.  One house was destroyed at Klumpit and one person was killed. At Prambanan 326 houses collapsed. 2200 houses sustained damage at Klaten. Some underground pipelines broke.

 

 9 27 22  3 44 1943 -30.000 -178.000  90 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 27 16 25  2 1944  39.000   73.500  40 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 9 27 15 30 45 1949  59.800 -149.000  50 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Located in south-central Alaska. A number of small earthquakes occurred near Anchorage. At Anchorage a pendulum clock was stopped. At Cordova the earthquake was felt and fluorescent lights swung and filing cabinets were moved. 

 

 9 27  3 38 36 1970   6.520  -77.400   6 7.0   Colombia

 

An aftershock the following day was felt in western Colombia.

 

 9 27  5 47 29 1974  43.100  146.700  45 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Felt with intensity VI at Nemuro and with intensity V at Kushiro. A small tsunami was observed at Hanasaki.

 

 9 27 11 33 25 2003  50.038   87.813  16 7.6   Southwestern Siberia, Russia

 

At least three killed from heart attacks at least five injured. The quake left nearly 2000 homeless while destroying 300 homes and damaging more than 1900 buildings. Landslides were common. Damage was estimated at 10.6 million U.S. dollars. Ground subsidence occurred in Chaganuzun area and a flood occurred on the Chyua River. Felt throughout southern Siberia and in Kazakhstan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 27  4 55  0 1891  38.250  -88.500   0 5.8   New Madrid area

 

Earthquake located near Cairo, Ill, this event was felt in the Mississippi Valley. Objects jiggled and moved, trees swayed. Felt also at Amana, Cedar Rapids and Keokuk, Iowa.

 

 9 27  9 45  0 1909  39.000  -87.700   0 5.7   Terre Haute, Indiana area

 

This was the strongest earthquake recorded in Indiana. Chimneys were thrown down at Terre Haute. Chimneys also fell at Fountain County at Princeton and at Olivette, Missouri a suburb of St. Louis. Brick was loosened at St.  Louis. Felt in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Kentucky as well as through most of Indiana.

 

 9 27 12 23  0 1938  36.450 -121.250   0 5.0   Central California

 

Earthquake with maximum intensity V felt over an area of about 9000 sq. miles of Central California. Damage to plaster and sidewalks occurred in San Benito County. Also felt at Coalinga, Pescadero, San Luis Obispo, Mendota.

 

 9 27 15 30 45 1949  59.800 -149.000  50 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Located in south-central Alaska. A number of small earthquakes occurred near Anchorage. At Anchorage a pendulum clock was stopped. At Cordova the earthquake was felt and fluorescent lights swung and filing cabinets were moved.

 

 9 27 19 24 13 1951  49.450 -128.600   0 5.8   Vancouver Island area

 9 27 19 20 38 1961  52.700 -168.700   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 19 26 54 1961  52.500 -168.750   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 15 50 55 1964  56.600 -152.000  13 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the Anchorage area.

 

 9 27 22 34 38 1975  39.512 -121.537   8 5.3   Central California

 

In northern California this event was felt with maximum intensity V at Grass Valley. Also felt throughout Butte County and at Pacific House, Strawberry Valley, Blairsden and Foresthill.

 

 9 27 21 07 38 1990  51.689  176.307  34 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 17 48 13 1992  53.933 -157.299  33 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity III at King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

 9 27  0 57 59 1998  61.595 -149.881  44 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Eagle River. Also felt throughout south-central Alaska.

 

 9 27 06 46 16 2011  50.283  178.757  35 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 15 06 07 2011  51.786 -179.503  78 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 27 03 53 10 2014  62.016 -149.876  51 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

More than 150 people reported light to moderate shaking with this event. NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.0 in Central Alaska was felt with intensity IV in Talkeetna, and Willow and II-III in the area(s) of Anchorage, Fort Richardson, Chugiak, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, Valdez and Fairbanks, Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 26 14 30  0 1829 -33.050  -71.630   0 7.0   Central Chile

 

Maximum intensity IX. Considerable damage in the epicentral area.

 

 9 26  1 26  9 1905  29.000   74.000  60 7.1   Nepal

 

Probably an aftershock of the great Kangra earthquake (M 7.9) which occurred on April 4, 1905 and killed 18.727 people.

 

 9 26 19 20 43 1932  40.390   23.810   5 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 

This earthquake in Macedonia killed 491. Intensity X in the Aegean Sea and at Hierissos-Strantonian (Chalkidiki). Faulting and ground cracks were observed over 12 km. Landslides were common as were changes in well waters and fountains. Damage within 240 km of the epicenter.

 

 9 26  8  2 54 1943 -32.340  177.620  12 7.3   So. Kermadec Islands

 9 26 10 53 15 1946 -25.000  179.000 600 7.0   Tonga/Fiji

 9 26 16  1 57 1947  24.800  123.000 110 7.4   Taiwan

 

Off the coast of Taiwan. Felt in the Islands of Ishigaki and Miyako.

 

 9 26 18  2 50 1968 -30.500 -178.200  33 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt on Raoul Island. No damage reported.

 

 9 26 12  2 30 1970   6.370  -77.480   8 7.0   Colombia

 

Several persons were injured and 13 houses were destroyed at Bahia Solano in Choco Province, Colombia. An aftershock the following day was felt in western Colombia.

 

 9 26  7 27 51 1985 -34.693 -178.656  52 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 9 26 01 55 37 2005  -5.678  -76.398 115 7.5   Northern Peru

 

(NEIC) Five people killed, at least 60 injured, about 70 percent of the houses destroyed and at least 200 buildings damaged at Lamas. Buildings damaged at Chachapoyas, Moyobamba and Tarapoto. Felt (IV) at Cajamarca, Lima and Trujillo. Felt (VI) at Cuenca and Loja and (III) at Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. Felt(III) at Manaus, Brazil and (II) at Bogota, Colombia.  Felt throughout Peru and Ecuador. Also felt in

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 26 14 50  0 1942  37.683 -113.066   0 5.0   Nevada area

 9 26  3 34 30 1953  39.533 -119.983  33 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake in western Nevada near Reno was felt in Nevada and northeastern California. At Reno, NV, two chimney fell and canned goods fell from shelves.  An earthslide occurred near Vista, CA. Damage also observed at Floriston, CA.

 

 9 26  8 20 48 1959  43.700 -128.300   0 6.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 26 15 13 26 1960  51.800 -172.200  44 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 26  5 28  7 1963  50.400 -176.900  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 26  7  0  2 1965  34.700 -116.016   8 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake southeast of Newberry Springs, CA was felt in Nevada, Southern California and in Arizona. At Camp Cady Ranch in southern California springs were disrupted. Gas pipes were damaged causing an explosion. Minor damage also at Hodge and Kelso.

 

 9 26 23 52 53 1983  57.445 -156.395  85 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 9 26  4  9 11 1986  54.075 -165.171  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 26 10 41  3 1987  52.897 -167.072  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 26 13 18 51 1990  37.165  -89.577  12 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Slight damage occurred at Benton, Chaffee, Kelso and Kewanee with intensity VI. Also felt in southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, Kentucky  and in parts of Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee and Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

 9 26 18 27 57 2010  52.438  179.732 225 5.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 26 01 02 56 2011  63.434 -126.278   1 5.2   Northwest Territories, Canada

 

(RMT). Felt (IV) at Yellowknife. Also felt at Norman Wells. Felt at Fort Nelson, British Columbia and at High Level, Alberta.

 

 9 26 23 39 55 2012  51.592 -178.295  16 6.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 25  5 59 44 1931  -5.000  102.800  60 7.4   So. of Sumatera

 9 25 19 50 06 2003  41.815  143.910  27 8.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Nearly 800 people were injured and extensive damage, landslides and power outages were observed in southeastern Hokkaido, Japan. Landslides were common and caused damaged to many roads. Damages were estimated at 90 million U.S.  dollars. A tsunami with maximum wave height of 4.0 meters occurred on the southeaster coast of Hokkaido. It was felt strongly throughout Hokkaido and in northern Honshu, Japan. 

 

 9 25 21 08 00 2003  41.774  143.593  33 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in Hokkaido and as far south as Tokyo. Aftershock of earlier M 8.3 event. That event was the strongest in 2003 and killed up to 600 people causing extensive damaged, landslides on Hokkaido. Many roads were damaged.  A tsunami was generated. Felt throughout southeastern Hokkaido and northern and Central Honshu as far south oas Tokyo.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 25 12 53 35 1936  42.500 -128.000   0 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 25  2 27 14 1961  60.400 -152.900 117 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 9 25 17 24 45 1964  53.600 -163.900  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 25 17 43 44 1965  34.713 -116.503  11 5.2   So. California

 

Earthquake southwest of Newberry Springs was felt in southern Nevada and California and along the Colorado River in Arizona. Springs were affected in California. Gas pipes were damaged and an explosion occurred near Newberry Springs. Damage also occurred at Hodge and Kelso, CA.

 

 9 25 23 52 47 1983  57.449 -156.537  33 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 9 25 19  6 48 1984  53.510 -166.380  47 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 25 16 29 25 1985  55.710 -160.410  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Sand Point.

 

 9 25 20 50 54 1985  59.569 -154.395 184 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Kenai. Also felt at Cooper Landing, Homer, Skwentna, Anchorage and Seward.

 

 9 25  8  1 40 1987  51.419 -176.038  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 9 25  4 47 29 1995  35.809 -117.616   9 5.3   So. California

 

Felt strongly in Ridgecrest with a number of light to moderate aftershocks.

 

 9 25  1 25 32 1997  51.535 -173.448  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 25 19 52 52 1998  41.495  -80.388   5 5.2   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

This event was felt throughout northern Ohio and Pennsylvania but was also felt in portions of Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia and New York, Illinois and New Jersey. Also felt in southern Ontario, Canada.

 

 9 25 11 55  4 2000  57.844 -153.936  53 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

 9 25 09 45 32 2009  66.860 -170.336  10 5.2   Near North Coast of Chukotka, Russia

 9 25 12 05 59 2010  62.854 -149.512  83 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Cantwell, Talkeetna and Trapper Creek; (III) at Anchorage, Denali National Park, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Glennallen, Healy, Nenana and Palmer; (II) at Chugiak, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Fort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, Girdwood, Valdez, Wasilla and Willow. Also felt at Copper Center, Ester,

 

 9 25 13 58 14 2013  52.916  171.327  11 5.4   Near Islands, Alaska

 9 25 17 51 17 2014  61.953 -151.785 102 6.2   Southern Alaska

 

Widely felt within about 400 km of the epicenter with moderate intensity.  NEIC reported intensity VI (minor damage) in Skwentna and Indian, Alaska and V in Matanuska-Sustina border, Lake Clark National Preserve, Anchorage, Elmendorf AFB, Chugiak, Cooper Landing, Palmer, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Willow, Cantwell, Alaska. Intensity IV was reported from Anderson, Valdez, Sterling, Soldotna, Seward, Wasilla, Moose Pass, Kenai, Girdwood, Eagle River, Fort Richardson. Intensity II-III was felt in Anchor Point, Cordova, Glennallen, Homer, Kasilof, Kodiak, Ninilchik, Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, Healy and Denali National Park, Alaska.

 

 9 25 05 01 50 2016  41.867 -126.111  10 5.0   Off Coast of Northern California

 

Felt widely with low intensity along the coast of California and Oregon. NEIC reported intensity II-III in Oregon at Gold Beach, Brookings, Bandaon, Coquille, Central Point, Springfield, Toledo, Tualatin, Clatskanie, and as far as Vancouver, British Columbia and Monroe and Yakima, Washington. It was also felt on the California coastline at Smith River, Eureka, Fortuna, California.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 24  3 23  0 1910  16.800  -95.900  60 6.9   Oaxaca, Mexico       

 

Moderate damage in Oaxaca, Mexico with maximum intensity up to IX.

 

 9 24  1  1 24 1941  51.000  158.000  75 7.0   Kamchatka

 9 24 11 31 30 1943  36.200   73.400 100 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 9 24  8 21 13 1957   5.600  127.100  31 7.6   Halmahera

 

Strong earthquake felt at Koror (Palau Island) and on Mindanao.

 

 9 24 16 30 16 1963 -10.754  -78.239  74 7.0   Central Peru

 

Moderate earthquake in Huayllacayan, Cajacay, Malyas, Malvas and Huaraz, Peru.  One was killed. Moderate damaged. Four injured, damage at Huaraz and Casma. Houses were damaged in Lima.

 

 9 24 11 29 47 2013  26.971   65.520  15 7.7   Pakistan

 

At least 93 people were killed in the quake while more than 200 were injured. The epicenter was in the southwestern Pakistan province of Balochistan. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed and collapsed. Many people remained trapped in the rubble of their homes. At least eight were killed in the Dandan area of Kech district and five in Pasini, Turbat, Hub and Gwandar districts. Some reports put the initial number dead in one province alone at 150. The epicenter was in the Awaran district. Many people panicked in Pakistan and neighboring India. Many buildings in the area are built of mud-brick and do not maintain their integrity during strong shaking in earthquakes and strong or major earthquakes in the area often bring many deaths and much destruction.  The death toll is expected to rise in coming hours and days. The earthquake was felt as far as New Delhi, India and in Dubai where many ran from their buildings in panic. A small new island near the port of Gwadar may have been created by the quake off the southern coast of Pakistan. Initial reports indicate it is about 30 feet

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 24  0  0  0 1907  59.500 -135.250   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Clocks stopped at Skagway. Many landslides occurred which may have been misidentified as volcanic eruptions. Felt At Juneau, Haines, Ketchikan and Sitka.

 

 

 9 24  4  5  0 1910  36.000 -111.100   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Earthquake felt in northeastern Arizona over an area of about 150X300 miles. Felt at Flagstaff but also in Utah and New Mexico. One construction gang was frightened and ceased working. Felt through out the area of Gallup, N. Mexico and along the Santa Fe Railroad.

 

 9 24 15 19 41 1933  51.750 -177.000  70 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 22 12 20 1935  49.630 -129.170   0 6.2   Vancouver Island area

 9 24 22 35  0 1948  47.855 -122.587   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt through the Puget Sound area and at Port Gamble, WA. No damage was reported but books fell from shelves and trees and bushes shook. Felt also at Everett and Langley.

 

 9 24  3 44 17 1958  59.460 -143.130   0 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 9 24 18 55  9 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Yellowstone National Park. Aftershocks of teh event on August 17. Felt at Old Faithful Ranger Station. Rockfalls occurred.

 

 9 24 13 59 38 1964  43.590 -127.410  18 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 24 17 19 37 1975  25.154 -109.259  33 5.8   Gulf of California

 9 24  7 40 25 1982  37.881 -118.135  12 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over an area of about 50,000 sq. km of California and Nevada. Glassware broke at Bishop and many objects fell. Water splashed from swimming pools. At Basalt people had trouble walking and standing. A house trailer shifted on its foundation at Montgomery Pass area.

 

 9 24  7 54 56 1987  54.900 -164.900   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 24  8 10 46 1988  51.868 -167.970  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 20  5  4 1991  54.250 -164.350  48 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 16 49 27 1995  53.100 -171.100  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 07 54 56 2005  64.470 -134.360  10 5.1   Southern Yukon Territory, Canada

 

(PGC). Felt in Yukon Territory.

 

 9 24 13 48 58 2015  50.733 -130.235  10 5.5   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 23  0  0  0 1887 -22.030  -63.700   0 7.0   Argentina

 

This earthquake was probably at a deep epicenter and did little damage on the surface. A strong earthquake also hit Jamaica on this day and did severe damage.

 

 9 23 23 20  0 1896  37.000   71.000 160 7.5   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Maximum intensity IV in Afghanistan.

 

 9 23 12 50  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes in Alaska in 1899 starting on Sept. 10.

 

 9 23 20 18 30 1902  16.000  -93.000  60 8.4   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Destructive at Venustiano Caranza. Damage was also located at Tuxtla Gutierrez and in the State of Tabasco, Mexico. Severe damage also at Chiapas.

 

 9 23 14 22 13 1932  44.600  138.300 305 7.3   Sea of Japan

 9 23 13  6  0 1937  -6.000  154.000  60 7.4   New Britain

 9 23 12 13 20 1944  54.000  160.000  40 7.4   E. of Kamchatka

 9 23 23 30  0 1946  -6.000  145.000 100 7.2   New Ireland

 9 23  2 14 38 1953  50.000  156.400  64 7.0   Kamchatka

 9 23 21 43 34 1954  48.400  157.000  50 7.3   NE Pacific

 9 23 15  6 19 1955  26.800  101.800  60 7.0   Myanmar

 9 23 19 28 18 1974  -0.280   12.830  41 7.2   Central Africa

 

Moderate damage in Gabon, Africa.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 23 11  4  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 6.9   Central Alaska

 9 23 12 50  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes in Alaska in 1899 starting on Sept. 10.

 

 9 23  2 58  0 1930  40.830 -124.170   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake in Humboldt Bay, Northern California. Chimneys were toppled at Fields Landing, Eureka and Arcata. Felt over an area of 4600 sq. miles on land. Maximum intensity VIII at Eureka. An aftershock was felt over and area of 1200 sq miles..

 

 9 23  9 57 47 1945  48.000 -114.250   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

This earthquake in western Montana was most strongly felt at Bigfork, DeBorgia, Elmo and Polson. Chimneys cracked and objects were overturned. Also felt in Idaho and Washington. Felt over an area of about 36,000 sq. miles. An earthquake rumble was heard.

 

 9 23 13 53  2 1947  40.450 -125.150   0 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake in Humboldt County, northern California. Plaster was cracked at the Punta Gorda lighthouse. Felt over about 4000 sq. miles from Orick to Redding to Elk. Maximum intensity VII. Also felt in San Francisco.

 

 9 23 14 41 52 1963  33.700 -116.916  17 5.3   So. California

 

Plaster was cracked and fell near San Jacinto and Hemet. Windows broke and dishes fell and broke in the 27 trailer parks in Hemet along with merchandise in stores from shelves.  Chimneys moved and cracked in the epicentral area. Felt over about 10,000 sq. miles, maximum intensity IV

 

 9 23 17  2 37 1963  51.200 -179.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23  4 59 47 1964  53.600 -163.900  29 5.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 21  2 55 1970  51.400 -179.400  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak and Amchitka Islands.

 

 9 23 13 31 14 1971  53.810 -164.760  45 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 17  6 36 1984  53.577 -165.424  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Unalaska. Also felt at Nikolski.

 

 9 23  7 30 24 1997  51.700 -175.200  27 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 20 44 54 1997  51.600 -173.500  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 03 53 30 2010  52.415 -172.879  97 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 05 28 35 2010  52.233  179.754 167 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 22  1 46 30 1902  18.000  146.000  60 8.1   No. Marianas

 

Following is a description of this earthquake from "Catalogue of Earthquakes felt in Guam 1925-1938 by W.C. Repetti" (originally published in the Manila Times Oct.  7, 1902.

 

"On September 22 at 11:25 a.m. a terrible subterraneous noise was heard, after which the earth began to tremble lightly until the real earthquake, which, as it lasted 45 seconds was long enough to overthrow everything and terrify not only the natives but the Americans also. With one or two exceptions, all the stone buildings in Agana suffered considerably and will need much repairing. Some of the houses were completely ruined. One house in particular sunk 2 feet at one end presenting a very curious picture and many of the houses are distorted all out of proportion. Walls 18 and 20 inches thick swayed to and fro, cracked and came to the ground; the roofs came down on all sides; the ground opened in many places and spouted out salt water from the cracks; at Piti these crevasses gave forth gases of a characteristic odor; huge rocks were dislodged from the hillsides and produced great landslides; many bridges were thrown down, preventing the passing of vehicles between the city of Agana and the port of Piti some 5 miles distant, where the warehouses are situated; telephone connection was also interrupted owing to the falling of many of the posts.

 

The casualties reported were only five natives injured. On the Island of Saypan, also masonry buildings were shattered. After the earthquake the whole island seemed to be in vibration; when the 'Justin' left for Manila more than 100 small earthquakes had been felt. From the other islands and even from other points of Guam outside of Agana no news has been received up to the present. The damage was estimated at P250,000 (Philippine Pesos)."

 

 9 22  0 36 36 1939  39.070   29.940  10 7.1   Turkey

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VIII for an area of 310 km around Dikili, Turkey. It was followed later in 1939 by a series of strong quakes along the Anatolian Fault.

 

 9 22  9 10  5 1945  -4.000  147.000  50 7.0   New Ireland

 9 22 23 53 32 1950 -17.600 -177.100 413 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 22  5  1 24 1911  60.500 -149.000  60 6.9   Central Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula. Cables broke and were buried. Strong landslides occurred in Prince William Sound area.  Fish died from the concussion. Water was greatly disturbed at Wells Bay. 

 

 9 22 21  9 50 1926  50.220 -121.890   0 5.0   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 22  2 16  1 1947  43.500 -128.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 22 11 41 25 1952  40.200 -124.420   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake southwest of Petrolia was felt over about 4000 sq. miles off northwestern California with intensity VII. At Petrolia all were awakened and frightened. Several chimneys fell. Bricks fell from houses some plumbing was twisted loose. Merchandise fell from shelves and houses moved from foundations. Stoves, radios, refrigerators were toppled. 

 

 9 22 18 36 21 1973  51.553 -173.683  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 22 19 27 48 1973  51.552 -173.628  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22  2 30 26 1976  51.723 -175.953  43 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22 16 21 45 1983  56.304 -153.843  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 22  0 22 12 1989  58.500 -163.500   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 22  3 22 31 1995  51.442 -178.475  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22 06 48 06 2001  55.833 -154.466  33 5.1   South of Alaska

 9 22 10 45 25 2009  51.432 -178.120  63 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 21  5 15  0 1897   7.100  122.100   0 8.7   Celebes Sea

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in Jolo, Dvao, Panay, Capiz, Passi, San Jose, Banate, Pototan. The quake caused considerable damage in churches where facades fell into the street, chandeliers fell and pictures fell from walls. Towers fell. The military hospital at Zamboanga was nearly destroyed as were schools. Stone buildings in the city were nearly all damaged or destroyed. A huge ground crack was observed from the sea to into the interior at Magay. Other cracks emitted black water and sulfurous odors.  The earthquake was preceded by a loud earthquake noise. A strong aftershock occurred as strong as the first which caused panic and a strong tsunami. The tsunami destroyed small boats and some buildings at Jolo, Isabela, San Roman, Recodo and other places. At least 100 were killed. The market was carried away in the Moro area and many houses were carried away. Thousands were left homeless.

 

 9 21  2 20 56 1931  36.150  139.233  20 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Moderate damage in central Honshu, Japan. 16 killed in Musasi, Honshu area.

 

 9 21  2 30 35 1952 -21.750  -65.750 260 7.2   Argentina

 9 21  1 37 13 1985  17.802 -101.647  31 7.6   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Aftershock of the Mexico City earthquake of Sept. 19, 1985. This earthquake caused additional casualties and damage with maximum intensity up to VI in Mexico City. It was felt throughout central Mexico. A tsunami was generated which was recorded at Acapulco with 1.4 meters. Well fluctuations were recorded at Santa Fe, N. M.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 21 21 27 24 1939  30.000 -114.000  16 6.0   SW U.S.A

 9 21 19 53  7 1941  34.867 -118.933   0 5.2   So. California

 

Earthquake near Cuddy Valley with slight damage in the Los Angeles area.  Felt also at Gorman and Wheeler Ridge.

 

 9 21 16 16 20 1959  62.500 -158.700   0 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 21  0  1 55 1967  31.426 -115.953   1 5.2   So. California

 9 21 10 35 54 1973  57.232 -153.956  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 21  2 11 34 1980  29.694 -113.576  15 5.2   Gulf of California

 9 21 17  8 56 1980  51.970 -169.970  12 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 17 13 36 1980  51.940 -170.130   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 12  2 26 1990  61.900 -148.620  52 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 21 20 30 45 1992  51.230 -178.970  76 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 21  3 28 55 1993  42.314 -122.012  11 6.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 9 21  5 45 34 1993  42.358 -122.045   5 6.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 9 21  6 14 42 1993  42.130 -121.950  18 5.6   Oregon state, U.S.

 

These earthquakes in the Klamath Lakes area of southern Oregon caused about $8 million in damages. One person was killed when a landslide crush his car.  A second was killed by a heart attack. The maximum intensity of this event was VII at downtown Klamath Falls where more than 1000 homes and buildings were damaged. Highways were covered by landslides and ground cracks were observed in several locations. Felt in southern Oregon and northern California. 

 

 9 21 12 36 26 1997  41.605 -126.237  10 5.4   Off Coast of Northern California

 9 21 22 03 04 1997  51.992 -170.566  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 23 56 39 2001  51.786 -175.305  33 5.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 22 58 23 2013  52.337  173.769  25 5.2   Near Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1498  34.100  138.200   0 8.6   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake at Enshunada. Great subsidence was recorded as 19 ha of Tsu sunk in to the sea. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away 1000 houses and drowned 5000 at Ohminato, Ise. Waves went 2 km  inland in Nishina County, Izu causing 26,000 deaths in the Yaizu area in Suruga Bay.  Lake Hamana was opened to the sea.

 

 9 20 16 25  0 1897 -11.900  -76.800  70 7.7   Central Peru

 

Great damage was done in Lima and Callao where buildings were destroyed along with homes. Felt from Ancon to Pisco.  Maximum intensity up to VII.

 

 9 20 19  6  0 1897   6.000  122.000  60 8.6   Celebes Sea

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in Jolo, Davao, Panay, Capiz, Passi, San Jose, Banate, Pototan. The quake caused considerable damage in churches where facades fell into the street, chandeliers fell and pictures fell from walls. Towers fell. The military hospital at Zamboanga was nearly destroyed as were schools. Stone buildings in the city were nearly all damaged or destroyed. A huge ground crack was observed from the sea to into the interior at Magay. Other cracks emitted black water and sulfurous odors.  The earthquake was preceded by a loud earthquake noise. A strong aftershock occurred as strong as the first which caused panic and a strong tsunami. The tsunami destroyed small boats and some buildings at Jolo, Isabela, San Roman, Recodo and other places. At least 100 were killed. The market was carried away in the Moro area and many houses were carried away. Thousands were left homeless.

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1899  37.900   28.100   0 7.0   Turkey

 

Felt strongly in Aidin, Smyrna and Meander Valley with maximum intensity Up to IX. Severe damage in Sultannisar, Atca, Nazilli, Kuyyucak, Denizli.  Up to 1117 killed.

 

 9 20 14 39  0 1920 -20.000  168.000  60 8.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

 9 20  1 46 33 1935  -3.500  141.800  60 7.9   Papua New Guinea

 9 20  5 23  1 1935  -3.300  142.500  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 9 20  6  0  4 1968  10.735  -62.669 107 7.0   Windward Islands

 

Strong earthquake caused damage in Sucre, Venezuela especially at Cumana, Guiria, Punatui and Irapa. 2 killed and 50 were injured in Trinidad where the maximum intensity was VII at Port of Spain. Also felt at Georgetown, Tobago and Grenada. Felt in Caracas where thousands of people left their homes especially in the area of Los Palos Grandes.

 

 9 20 16 11 32 1997 -28.683 -177.624  30 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 20 17 47 18 1999  23.772  120.982  33 7.7   Taiwan

 

At least 2300 people were killed, 9000 injured and 600,000 left homeless.  About 82,000 buildings were damaged. Damage was estimated at $14 billion U.S. Dollars. Subsidence and landslides destroyed many villages and created a large lake. Ground deformation was common near the epicenter. Surface faulting was observed fro up to 75 km.

 

 9 20 18 11 54 1999  23.746  121.189  22 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt at Chiayi and Hualien and at Taichung with maximum intensity up to V. Additional damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 20  1 54  0 1907  34.200 -117.100   0 6.0   So. California

 

This earthquake was located near San Bernardino where building walls were cracked. Damage also occurred to buildings at San Jacinto. Felt strongly at Redlands and at local quarries where large rocks fell. Landslides were common. A pipeline was broken in the Santa Ana Mountains. Felt from San Diego to Montecito and Santa Barbara.

 

 9 20 23  5  3 1931  40.430  -84.270   5 5.3   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

At Anna, Ohio church buildings were damaged. At Sidney chimneys were thrown down and plaster fell. At Houston damaged occurred to walls and chimneys.  Felt over an area of about 400 sq. km. Felt in Kentucky and Indiana.

 

 9 20 12 18  6 1949  52.870 -131.320   0 5.1   British Colombia

 9 20 23 47 41 1965  59.700 -143.400  19 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 20  6 44 14 1971  56.420 -153.040   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

 9 20  3 55 17 1982  33.950 -107.056  11 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity IV at Socorro and with III at Magdalena.

 

 9 20  4 17 24 1984  60.322 -146.001  18 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 20  4 28  4 1984  60.306 -146.098  26 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 20  2 26  1 1986  54.400 -165.400   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 23 13 41 1990  41.690 -126.946  10 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9 20 23 27 36 1995  35.761 -117.639   5 6.1   So. California

 

Felt strongly in the China Lake/Ridgecrest area. with maximum intensity V at Darwin and Inyokern. Felt from Los Angeles south to San Diego and east to Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 9 20  7 10  0 1997  50.897 -130.151  10 5.2   British Colombia

 9 20 16 16  1 1998  51.454 -178.178  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 08 02 23 2001  40.444 -125.270   2 5.1   Off Coast of Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt in the Arcata-Bayside-Eureka area.

 

 9 20 17 08 45 2007  51.658  178.785  69 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 05 16 10 2008  63.588 -129.029  10 5.2   Northwest Territories, Canada

 9 20 20 16 48 2013  49.970  179.308  28 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 19 15  0  0 1498  34.000  138.000   0 8.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake at Enshunada. Great subsidence was recorded as 19 ha of Tsu sunk in to the sea. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away 1000 houses and drowned 5000 at Ohminato, Ise. Waves went 2 km  inland in Nishina County, Izu causing 26,000 deaths in the Yaizu area in Suruga Bay.  Lake Hamana was opened to the sea.

 

 9 19 20  0  0 1909  60.600 -149.270   0 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Accompanied by a noise likened to thunder.

 

 9 19  1  1 47 1936   3.800   97.500  60 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 9 19 18 19 48 1940 -24.000  171.000  80 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 9 19 13 17 47 1985  18.190 -102.533  28 8.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

The Mexico City earthquake killed up to 35,000, injured more than 30,000 and left nearly 100,000 homeless. Severe damage with intensity up to IX - X in Mexico City and the surrounding area of about 1 million square km. Damage up to $5 billion U.S. Dollars. 412 building collapsed in Mexico City and more than 3000 additional structures were damaged.  Felt from Houston, Texas to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Landslides, sandblows and ground cracks were common as far away as Colima. A tsunami up to 3 meters high caused damage at Lazaro and Manzanillo. Seiche was observed in Texas, Mexico, Florida and as far away as Maryland and Idaho. Resonance effects were observed in damage to high rise buildings in Mexico City. Some of these swayed so much at the top that they hit each other causing extensive damage. This may be the most deadly earthquake recorded in North or Central America in recorded history.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 19 14 14  0 1884  40.700  -84.100   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Earthquake occurred new Columbus, Ohio and was felt in Indiana and accompanying states. Maximum intensity IV over a large area. Chandeliers swung at Columbus for several minutes. Felt at Washington D.C. where workers finishing the top of the Washington Monument 500 feet above the ground were shaken. Also felt in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan.

 

 9 19 20  0  0 1909  60.600 -149.270   0 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Accompanied by a noise likened to thunder.

 

 9 19 23 39 20 1933  60.240 -141.620  15 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Located in the Yukon Territory. Clocks were stopped from Skagway to Juneau, Alaska.

 

 9 19  8 19 38 1951  49.300  -66.250   0 5.1   E. of Maine

 

Located in the Charlevoix Seismic Zone. Located about 20 miles northeast of Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec.

 

 9 19  2 45 23 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 5.2   Central California

 

Strong aftershock of the Sept. 12 Boca Dam earthquake. Felt near Truckee.

 

 9 19 10 32  6 1973  56.210 -154.290   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 19  9 49 13 1980  51.580 -178.222  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 19  2 56 31 1988  38.461 -118.342   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Fallon and Hawthorne. Also felt in Nevada and at Tonopah, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe, California.

 

 9 19 19 35 26 1994  52.173 -174.741  64 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 9 19 20 19 58 2000  57.166 -154.304  29 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Akhiok and Old Harbor. Felt to Larsen Bay, Kodiak Island area.

 

 9 19 20 26 04 2004  52.205  174.027  25 6.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 19 11 57 21 2007  50.258 -177.549  17 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 19 22 55 18 2009  32.381 -115.267   3 5.1   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Mexicali and (II) at San Felipe. Also felt at Delta, Ejido Hermosillo, Ensenada and Maneadero. Felt (II) at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (III) at Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Heber, Holtville, Imperial and Winterhaven;(II) at Campo, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, San Diego and Spring Valley, California. Felt throughout Imperial County and in parts of Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Felt (II) at Somerton and Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Fort McDowell and Phoenix.

 

 9 19 08 14 14 2011  52.037 -171.982  31 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 18 10 45  0 1833 -18.251  -71.010  60 7.7   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was a strong earthquake causing damage and death in the area of Tacna, Peru with additional damage reported from Moquegua. Arequipa, Sana, Arica. Up to 50 killed. There were some interesting effects identified associated with this earthquake. The following is the description from Mallet's "On the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena, 1854"  

 

"The danger was announced by the baying of dogs and braying of asses. The day before the atmosphere had been frightfully still and stagnant. With the exception of some puffs of wind at rare intervals which were felt as well in the interior of apartments as well as without the air on the 18th was completely still at Saena. The shocks left a great number of empty bottles standing in the places which they had occupied but their corks were found strewn on all the sides upon the floor. None of the empty bottles were thrown down, but full ones, on the contrary, were thrown off their shelves and broken. The varnish on a new table recovered its fluidity so far that the next day the table was surrounded by viscid drops. A large part of the water contained in some jars buried in the ground was thrown out, although the surface of the water was 3 or 4 feet below the rim of the jars. It was remarked that after a shock, whether great or slight, the dogs of the town proceeded to quench their thirst at the nearest pool."

 

 9 18  0  0  0 1900   4.600  -74.000   0 7.9   Colombia

 

An earthquake in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 9 18 13 14  9 1941 -13.750  -72.250 100 7.0   Central Peru

 9 18  0 29  2 1962   7.560  -82.400   0 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 

Major earthquake off the south coast of Panama. Felt at Balboa Heights with slight damage in Panama.

 

 9 18 17  2 46 1984  34.390  141.470  50 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Felt with intensity IV at Tateyama. Also felt along the east coast of central and northern Honshu and in southern Hokkaido. A small tsunami was observed at Hachijo-jima.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 18  2  7  7 1927  37.500 -118.750   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

Walls cracked near Bishop as well as windows and chimneys cracked and broken. Felt as far away as Bakersfield 140 km to the south also at Stockton about 140 miles to the northwest of Bishop.

 

 9 18 20 32 18 1939  58.000 -136.000   0 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 18 21 39  0 1945  40.600 -116.500   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 9 18  2 25 19 1961  49.000 -128.900  21 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 9 18 20 46 37 1965  59.380 -145.180   5 6.0   Southern Alaska

 9 18 20 56  6 1986  62.350 -150.130  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 18 21 16 28 1989  66.779 -136.028  24 5.1   Northern Alaska

 9 18  9 10 33 1997  51.164 -179.544  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 18 00 30 50 2001  48.490 -128.760  10 5.1   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 18 23 02 17 2004  38.004 -118.677   5 5.5   California-Nevada border

 

(REN) Felt (III) at Bishop, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park. Also felt (III) at Hawthorne, Nevada.

 

 9 18 03 45 56 2006  51.596 -173.961  18 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 18 01 44 50 2012  56.937 -154.142  38 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

(AEIC). Felt (II) at Kodiak.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 17  0  0  0 1303  36.300  111.700   0 8.0   So. China

 

13,000 killed in Shanxi Province. Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X. Up to 100,000 houses damaged or destroyed in Pingyang Fu and Taiyuan Fu.

 

 9 17  8 38  0 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.1   New Ireland

 

Aftershock of M 8.4 which occurred in the area on Sept. 14.

 

 9 17  6 47 57 1941  -0.500  121.500 190 7.1   Sulawesi area

 9 17 11  3 18 1954 -21.300 -176.700 224 7.0   Tonga Islands

 9 17 19 20  8 1963 -10.100  165.300  17 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 17 12 50  0 1899  59.000 -136.000   0 6.9   Southeast Alaska

 9 17 23 14 40 1926  49.000 -124.000   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

There are no reports to indicate that the tremor was felt, although the epicenter fell in a populated area.

 

 9 17 19 17 39 1929  50.920 -129.580   0 6.3   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 17  3 14 34 1930  49.810 -129.880   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 17 14 23  4 1938  35.630 -117.513   1 5.0   So. California

 

Located in the northeast corner of Kern County east of Inyoken. Felt within about 125 km of the epicenter. Hanging objects swung and some residents were awoken by the earthquake. An earthquake noise was heard before the quake (rumbling) at Trona.

 

 9 17 17 20 18 1938  33.200 -108.700   0 5.5   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred on the Arizona/New Mexico border. Bottles and other merchandise fell from shelves at Duncan Idaho. Cracks appeared in walls and chimney. An earthquake noise was heard at Clifron Arizona. Followed by a strong aftershock sequence lasting through November, 1938.

 

 9 17 15 55 56 1961  46.023 -122.122   7 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Southeast of Cougar, Washington in southwestern Washington in Gifford Pinchot National Park. Slight damage occurred - cracks in chimneys, foundations and basement floor. Some old buildings shifted on their foundations.  The quake was felt with intensity VI at Latourell Falls, Oregon.

 

 9 17 23 33 33 1973  44.429 -129.312  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 17  2  1 23 1974  56.724 -151.655  17 5.2   Southern Alaska

 9 17  2 45 40 1988  51.257 -179.147  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 21 10 29 1991  35.828 -121.323   9 5.2   Off So. California

 

Damage (VI) at San Simeon. Felt at King City and Arroyo. Felt north along the coast of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco.

 

 9 17  7  2 12 1992  44.290 -129.520  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 17 22 16 16 1992  60.035 -140.496  12 5.4   Central Alaska

 9 17 16 40 44 1997  51.572 -176.277  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 22 50  4 2000  52.565 -178.283 205 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 20 39 25 2005  52.178  174.035  40 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 16  0  0  0 1615 -18.500  -70.350   0 7.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Damage in the epicentral area. Felt within intensity VIII.

 

 9 16 17 59 12 1926 -11.500  160.000  50 7.1   Solomon Islands

 9 16 21 39  5 1941 -28.800 -177.500  60 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 16 13 55 36 1968  -6.100  148.700  59 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt in eastern New Guinea and western New Britain with intensity up to VI at Silavuti and Kandrian.

 

 9 16 15 35 57 1978  33.386   57.434  33 7.8   So. Iran

 

This earthquake hit the area of Tabas, Iran. Up to 25,000 were killed with extensive damage. Tabas, Dehesk and Kurit lost about 70% of population in the earthquake.

 

 9 16  6 20 18 1994  22.528  118.711  13 7.0   So. China

 

One person was killed in Fujian and Guangdong Provinces, China. At least 400 were injured in damaged houses and buildings. Ground cracks appeared.  Felt also at Taiwan, Nanjing and Wuhan, China.

 

 9 16 22 54 33 2015 -31.570  -71.654  25 8.3   Coquimbo, Chile

 

A number of adobe houses were damaged in rural areas and at least three were reported killed. In Illapel, close to the epicenter, several were killed and homes were damaged. Electricity was out for a period. PTWC has issued a tsunami watch for the area with the possibility of tsunami waves in Chile an Hawaii up to 3 meters. Initial tsunamis were reported with waves up to 5 meters in the port city of Coquimbo. At least five were apparently killed by the tsunami or by the earthquake. No major tsunami has yet been Chile has begun evacuations of millions from many coastal communities. Some tsunamis were reported and flooding, especially in Concon, Chile,  was reported in several areas from tsunami waves.  The tsunami warning was later extended to Peru, French Polynesia, California and New Zealand but waves are not expected to be large.  NEIC reported major damage (intensity IX) in Coquimbo. The quake was also felt with moderate intensity in Brazil at Blumenau, Fernandopolis, Santo Andre and Sao Paulo; in Argentina at Bahi Blanca, Buenos Aires, La Plata, Catamarca, Resistencia, Bell Ville, Cordoba, Rio Cuarto, Rio Tercero, Gualeguaychu, Parana, Genero Pico, Santa Rosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, San Martin, San Rafael, Bariloche, Salta, San Juan Mercedes, Rosario and Santiago del Estero.  The quake was felt with moderate to strong intensity in Aisen, Araucania, Atacama, Bio-Bio, Coquimbo, O'Higgins, Los Lagos, Maule, Metropolitana, Tarapaca, and Valparaiso. Among communities reporting moderate to strong shaking were Vina del Mar, Villa Alemana, Valparaiso, San Felipe, San Antonio, Quilpue, Quillota, Los Andes, Limache, La Ligua, Calera, Cabildo, Iquieue, Arica, Talagante, Santiago, San Bernardo, Puento Alto, Penaflor, Paine, Melipilla, Lampa, El Monte, Buin, Talca, Linares, Curico, Cauquenes, Valdivia, San Vicenter, San Fernando, Rengo, Rancagua, Machali, Graneros, Chimbarongo, Vicuna, Salamanca, Ovalle, La Serena, Illapel, Andacollo, Talcahuano, Penco, Los Angeles, Concepcion, Coihueco, Chillan, Chiguayante, Canete, Cabrero, Vallenar, Diero de Almagro, Copiapo, Villarrica, Vilcun, Victoria, Temuco, Nueva Imperial, Taltal, Angol, Calama, Antofagasta and Coihaique and in genter within 1000-2000 km from the epicenter with intensity II.  CSN reported intensity VIII in Coquimbo, La Serena; VII Los Vilos, El Quisco, San Antonio, Santiago, Tiltil; VI Valparaiso, Villa Alemana, San Pedro, Talagante; V Caldera, Copiapo, Huasco, Vallenar, IF Algarrobo, Talca, Concepcion, Los Angeles, San Pedro de la Paz; III Lebu, Chile. Felt in Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitana, Maule, Biobio, Chile.  Large aftershocks were felt with light to moderate intensity in San Bernardo, Talagante, Talca, and Santiago, Chile and in Cordoba and Mendoza, Argentina.  The strongest aftershock was an M 7.0 felt with intensity VII in La Serena, Coquimbo and IV in Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile.  This event was also felt with moderate intensity in Chile at Quilpue, Santiago, Paine, Talca, Valdivia, Concepcion and Victoria, Chile and in Argentina at Rosario, San Juan, San Rafael, Mendoza, La Rioja, Cordoba, Catamarca, Lujan and Buenos Aires.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 16 16  0  0 1732  45.500  -73.600   0 5.8   New York State

 

Severe earthquake in the St. Lawrence  Valley. Considerable damage in Montreal. Seven killed and many injured. Houses were damaged as far as Piscataqua, New Hampshire. Also felt at Boston and Maryland. 

 

 9 16  0  0  0 1816  45.500  -73.600   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt strongly in the St. Lawrence Valley area.

 

 9 16 20 45  0 1949  31.000 -115.000   0 5.1   SW U.S.A

 9 16  1 50 34 1964  60.000 -147.100  14 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 16  4 10 23 1965  40.390 -125.600  33 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity IV along the northern coast of California. Windows rattled and walls creaked at Scotia, Eureka and Ferndale. Earthquake noises were heard.

 

 9 16 19 51  9 1965  37.250  -74.360   0 5.0   Off East Coast U.S.

 9 16  2 48 21 1966  54.020 -163.430  32 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 16  8 31 59 1967  51.840 -176.340  72 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Three shocks were felt at Adak.

 

 9 16 22  0 45 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Aftershock of the event on Sept. 14 which hit in the Big Arm-Dayton-Proctor area southwest of Flathead Lake. One building was cracked. Loud rumblings were heard. Felt with intensity IV.

 

 9 16  0 18 38 1976  61.121 -151.155  65 5.3   Central Alaska

 9 16  6 46  8 1982  52.953 -167.026  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 16 20 57 25 1986  56.500 -153.950  44 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III.

 

 9 16 14 50 47 1993  51.700 -176.400  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 16 17 57 11 1993  67.950 -163.370  23 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

 9 16 23 20 09 2001  48.540 -128.600  10 5.6   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 16 20 50 17 2009  52.239 -169.332  35 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 15  6  2 46 1905  53.000  164.000  60 7.8   Komandorsky Isl

 9 15 13 10  0 1911 -20.000  -72.000   0 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 9 15  7  1 18 1916  34.500  141.000 100 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 15 13 55  0 1932 -38.900  177.550  33 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

This severe shock at Wairoa and Gisborne caused chimneys to fall and weakened buildings fell and cracked. Alluvial ground cracked. Buildings at Gisborne fell and a bridge was damaged beyond repair at Wairoa. Nine people were injured by no casualties were reported. Maximum magnitude was given as IX - X.

 

 9 15 12 27 32 1937 -10.500  161.500  80 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 9 15 17 56  9 1954 -17.800 -178.600 540 7.0   Tonga Islands

 9 15 11  5 36 1959 -21.880 -179.460 586 7.1   Tonga Islands

 9 15  0 46 54 1963 -10.300  165.600  43 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 15 14  7  0 1919  40.830 -124.170   0 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Four shocks occurred. The first caused chimneys to fall at Eureka.

 

 9 15  1 28 17 1985  59.102 -136.423   2 5.9   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V.

 

 9 15  6 29 34 1986  51.200 -176.920  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  9 48  6 1989  51.554 -173.387  13 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  9 59  4 1989  51.556 -173.353  46 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  8 47 11 1992  34.064 -116.361   9 5.6   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Angelus Oaks and Big Bear City. Felt throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

 

 9 15 19 48 23 1994  54.347 -161.856  50 5.2   Alaska Peninsula, Aleutians

 

Felt within intensity V at King Cove and with IV at Cold Bay and Sand Point.

 

 9 15 20 53 06 1995  51.233  179.206  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 15 10 50 39 2001  48.560 -128.560  10 5.5   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 15 05 41 46 2008  51.397 -178.347  31 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 15 16 21 36 2013  51.546 -174.678  22 6.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 14  0  0  0 1509  40.700   29.300   0 7.0   Turkey         

 

Severe damage at Istanbul with maximum intensity XI. Up to 13000 killed.

 

 9 14 16  4 18 1906  -7.000  149.000  25 8.4   New Ireland

 

A tsunami was generated

 

 9 14 19 31 39 1922  24.500  121.500  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in the northern District. This event injured 5, destroyed 24 houses while partially destroying up to 24 more. 365 buildings were reported damaged.

 

 9 14 11 31  1 1942 -22.000  171.500 130 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  2  1 12 1943 -22.000  171.000  50 7.5   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  3 47 15 1943 -22.000  170.000  50 7.3   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  7 18  8 1943 -30.000 -177.000  60 7.6   No. Kermadec Islands

 

This sequence may have resulting by triggering from dynamic seismic waves.

 

 9 14 14  9 50 1959 -28.670 -177.710  73 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 14  5 20 29 1971  -6.479  151.524  33 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity IV at Rabaula dn with III at Bolu Bolu.

 

 9 14 14  4 31 1995  16.779  -98.597  23 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Three killed, nearly 100 injured and 500 homeless in Guerrero, Mexico.  Extensive damage from Guerrero to Oaxaca where an additional 400 were homeless and several more injured. Minor damage at Mexico City. Felt from Chiapas to Michoacan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 14  8 43 23 1932  61.000 -148.000  50 6.2   Central Alaska

 9 14 16 43 32 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 9 14 18 21 19 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 9 14 18 39 12 1941  37.567 -118.733   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 9 14 21 16  1 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Earthquakes in Owens Valley caused rockslides near Rock Creek where huge dust clouds were formed and blocked roads and trails. A cabin was destroyed. Light damage was reported from around the region.

 

 9 14  5 27 42 1949  40.400 -126.200   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 14 22 52 27 1953  49.100  -65.200   0 5.1   E. of Maine

 9 14 13 36 12 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9 14 19 46 17 1963  36.867 -121.633  15 5.6   Central California

 

An earthquake near Chittenden and Slida Lake caused minor damage along the San Andreas Fault east of Watsonville. Houses shifted from foundations. A highway bridge over the Pajaro River was damaged. Water pipes, chimneys and plaster broke.

 

 9 14 10 17 47 1964  56.700 -157.400  13 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 9 14 13 13 52 1988  51.797 -167.996  47 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  2 19 28 1989  51.750 -175.240  66 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  1 18 24 1990  52.660 -168.690  23 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  7  0  1 1990  51.650 -163.970  33 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 10 25  1 1991  61.384 -140.005  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 14 10 25  6 1991  61.520 -139.920  36 5.2   Central Alaska

 9 14 12 50 37 1996  51.401 -174.073  31 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  9 50 21 1997  51.523 -178.389  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 23 16 47 1998  51.618 -173.150  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 04 45 08 2001  48.690 -128.710  10 6.0   Off Coast of Vancouver Is, Canada

 9 14 10 52 20 2010  32.142 -115.213  11 5.3   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Mexicali and (II) at Ensenada and Tijuana. Also felt at Guadalupe Victoria, Maneadero, Rosarito and Vicente Guerrero. Felt at Puerto Penasco and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (III) at Calexico, El Centro, Holtville, Jacumba and San Diego, California. Felt throughout Imperial and San Diego Counties and in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Felt (II) at Somerton, Wellton and Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Gilbert, Phoenix, Show Low, Tucson and Youngtown.

 

 9 14 18 10 09 2011  53.107  172.984  15 6.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 15 42 46 2013  51.554 -174.723  24 6.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 13 11  0  0 1692 -25.400  -64.800   0 7.0   Argentina

 

Severe damage at Santiago, Esteco, Rio de Las Piedras, Argentina. Maximum intensity IX.

 

 9 13  2 36 54 1921 -55.000  -29.000   0 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 9 13 11 17 11 1945 -33.300  -70.500 100 7.1   Central Chile

 9 13 18 59  9 1946  52.400  158.200  80 7.2   Kamchatka

 9 13 21 19 20 1961 -41.700  -75.200  40 7.0   So. Chile

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 13  2  0 40 1955  52.000 -176.000  60 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 13 21 10 20 1970  40.360 -125.110   3 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Ferndale, Fort Seward and Rio Dell where some dishes were broken. Reported along the coast of northern California.

 

 9 13  2 38 34 1975  30.891 -116.115  33 5.4   So. California

 9 13  2 55 26 1975  30.868 -116.277  33 5.1   So. California

 9 13 21 20 59 1975  35.997 -120.546  11 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt over 16,000 sq. km in Central California. Slight damage at Avenal where plaster was cracked and some furniture moved. Some objects swung violently.

 

 9 13  3 10 55 1986  52.600 -156.300   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 13  3 11 22 1986  56.490 -153.800  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 13 13 41 12 1996  51.547 -178.458  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 9 13 21 32 55 1996  51.470 -174.069  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 13 09 56 58 2001  48.790 -128.620  10 5.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 13 13 11 45 2001  18.858 -155.240  12 5.2   Hawaii

 

(HVO). Felt at Glenwood and Volcano.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 12  0  0  0 1850  27.800  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Extreme damage up to 21,000 reported killed. Date is uncertain.

 

 9 12 15  0  0 1855  38.010  142.000   0 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 12 13 17 10 1940  -4.500  153.000  40 7.0   New Britain

 9 12  7  2  4 1941  -0.500  132.500  60 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 9 12 15 17 15 1946  23.500   96.000  60 7.5   Myanmar

 9 12 22  7  3 1964 -49.100  164.200  33 7.2   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 9 12 22  2 34 1965  -6.500   70.800  34 7.0   Indian Ocean

 9 12  5 17  0 1979  -1.700  135.900   5 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

Earthquake located north of New Guinea near Yapen, Irian Jaya. At least 15 were killed at Yapen and many injured in extensive damage. The quake triggered a local tsunami which caused damage on Yaken and also on Biak.

 

 9 12 11 10 26 2007  -4.438  101.367  34 8.5   South of Sumatra

 

(GS). Twenty-five people killed and at least 161 injured, 56,425 buildings damaged or destroyed and roads damaged in Bengkulu and Sumatera Barat. Power and telephone outages occurred. Felt (VI) at Bengkulu;(V) at Padang; (IV) at Lampung, Palembang, Pekanbaru and Sibolga; (III) at Jambi; (II) at Banten and Serang. Also felt at Medan. Felt (IV) at Duri and(III) at Jakarta, Java. Also felt at Bekasi and Kuningan. Felt (III) at Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and in Singapore. Also felt at Batang Berjuntai, Batu Pahat, Gelugor, Johor Bahru, Kertih, Kuala Selangor, Muar, Penang, Pontian Kecil, Putrajaya, Sekudai and Subang Jaya, Malaysia and by people in high-rise buildings at Bangkok, Thailand and Male, Maldives. A seiche was observed in Khlong Saensaep in Bangkok, Thailand and sink holes which may have been caused by the earthquake appeared at 3 locations in Ipoh, Malaysia. A tsunami was generated which caused some building damage (included above) in the Serangai area, north of Bengkulu. Tsunami wave heights (in cm, peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations in the Indian Ocean: 24 at Cocos Island, Australia; 9 on Diego Garcia; 227 at Padang, 52 at Cilacap, 42 at Prigi, 30 at Sibolga, 16 at Sabang and 4.5 at Benoa, Indonesia; 8 at Lamu, Kenya; 23 at Hanimadu, 21 at Male and 13 at Gan, Maldives; 114 at Rodrigues, Mauritius; 131 at Salalah and Sur Masirah, Oman; 40 at Point La Rue, Seychelles; 60 at Colombo and at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka; 8 on Phuket, Thailand.

 

 9 12 23 49 03 2007  -2.625  100.841  35 7.9   Sumatra

 

(GS). Casualties and damage are included with the event at 11:10 UTC. Felt (VI) at Padang and Painan;(IV) at Pekanbaru, Sibolga and Singkil; (III) at Duri, Sumatra. Felt at Curup and Dumai. Felt (III) at Jakarta, Java. Felt at Pondokaren. Felt (III) at Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya; (II) at Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. Felt at Banting, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Kampong Salak Tinggi, Klang, Melaka, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Sungai Ara, Malaysia. Also felt (III) in Singapore.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 12  1 20  0 1928  37.000 -120.080   0 5.0   Central California

 

Intensity VI in Madera County.

 

 9 12  6 10 42 1938  40.300 -124.800   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake west of Cape Mendocino caused damage at Ferndale. Damage occurred to telephone lines and caused branches to fall from Redwood trees.

 

 9 12 14 37 49 1949  55.160 -132.570   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9 12  2 44 40 1960  60.400 -153.500 170 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 12 19 18 46 1961  32.567 -115.450  10 5.1   So. California

 

Felt over about 4000 square miles along the California-Arizona-Mexico border. Maximum intensity V. Several geysers were observed.

 

 9 12 16 41  2 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 6.0   Central California

 9 12 17 20 11 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 5.3   Central California

 

Earthquake near Boca, California including a series of events in the region.  Ground fractures were observed near Truckee in the Russell Valley.  Cracks were also observed at Boca and Prosser. Some bridges on Highway 80 were damaged. Chimney, plaster and masonry were cracked.

 

 9 12  7 15 50 1969  51.300 -179.200  44 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Amchitka.

 

 9 12  7 42 44 1969  51.095 -179.135  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  0 17 1969  51.089 -179.316  49 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  6  9 1969  51.076 -179.245  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  9 24 1969  51.095 -179.197  46 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8 57  7 1969  51.219 -179.154  48 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Amchitka.

 

 9 12  9  8 45 1969  51.580 -179.220  18 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 15  0 19 1969  51.310 -179.162  53 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 14 30 52 1970  34.300 -117.500   9 5.4   So. California

 

This event was near Lytle Creek northwest of San Bernardino. Strongest at Lyttle Creek. Ground fissures, rockslides  and broken chimneys were observed. The quake caused an explosion at a factory in Riverside. Damage throughout much of the epicentral region.

 

 9 12  5 19 35 1974  41.862 -126.597  33 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

 9 12  9 22 23 1982  52.640 -166.941  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt in the Fox Islands at low intensity.

 

 9 12  9 28 40 1982  53.016 -167.104  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 11 59 52 1982  52.642 -166.848  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 16 50 38 1982  52.819 -167.053  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 23 57 16 1986  56.201 -153.405  31 6.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Larsen Bay area.

 

 9 12 14 59 35 1992  57.400 -155.100  49 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 9 12 12 23 42 1994  38.808 -119.638   2 5.8   California/Nevada area

 

Slight damage was observed at Gardnerville to Virginia City, Nevada. Felt throughout much of northern California and western Nevada including Sacramento, Fallon, and as far as Fresno and San Francisco, California.

 

 9 12 23 57 10 1994  38.759 -119.744   1 5.4   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Gardnerville, Minden, Wellington and Yerington with intensity V and with lesser intensity through the region. Felt as far away as San Francisco, California.

 

 9 12 22 24 54 2001  48.720 -128.640  10 5.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 12 14 50 38 2001  52.460 -169.245  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 07 40 52 2010  51.463 -178.573  34 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 15 25 23 2013  51.730 -171.221  39 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 11  6 30 36 1916  -9.000  113.000 100 7.2   So. of Bali

 

Central Java. Destruction took placed around Maos. Date also given as Sept 9.  About 340 brick buildings collapsed and many others were damaged at Kasugian.  Cracks appeared in walls and ground slumps were reported. Sand and mud craters were also observed and jets of water spurted from holes and fissures.  400 houses collapsed in the district of Selarang. Many school buildings were severely damaged. Geological conditions were thought to have contributed to the damage.

 

 9 11  4  1 38 1921 -11.000  111.000  60 7.5   So. of Indonesia

 

Located south of Java.

 

 9 11 14  4  0 1935  42.900  146.333  90 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 9 11  9 45 22 1944   1.500  127.000  40 7.2   Halmahera

 9 11  3 57 26 1992  -6.087   26.651  11 7.0   Lake Victoria area

 

Eight people were killed in this earthquake which was felt at Bujumabura, Burundi. 37 were injured and buildings were destroyed at Kabalo (Kibombo).

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 11 12 36 19 1928  43.500 -130.250   0 6.3   North Pacific Ocean

 9 11  2 46 43 1961  51.300 -179.700  15 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 11  2  8 45 1963  44.300 -114.700  15 5.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Slight damage occurred at Redfish Lake, central Idaho where plaster fell from walls. Some windows broke. Felt throughout the Sobsidian, Stanley and Sunbeam areas.

 

 9 11 11 59 41 1963  33.200 -110.700  10 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake was felt over a small area of southeastern Arizona including the communities of Gila, Graham and Pinal Counties. Minor damage occurred at Globe, San Carlos and Ray. Felt also at Miami. 

 

 9 11  7 13 19 1965  50.300 -129.500   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9 11  3  3 51 1972  59.615 -148.970  30 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 11 11 48  8 1983  36.230 -120.388   8 5.0   Central California

 

Maximum intensity IV at Coalinga. Also felt at Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties.

 

 9 11 13 50 60 1983  52.187 -170.685  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 11 23  8 1984  40.353 -126.993  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 11 21 26 55 1989  51.100 -169.400   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 14 52 52 1994  51.939  178.155  98 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 21 23 24 1999  60.312 -137.016  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Whitehorse, Southern Yukon Territory, Canada. Also felt at Skagway, Alaska.

 

 9 11 21 10 54 2001  52.461 -169.283  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

 9 10 17  4  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 17 25  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  25 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 21 41  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 8.6   Central Alaska

 9 10 10 34 29 1926  -9.000  111.000  80 7.0   So. of Java

 9 10  8 37 53 1943  35.517  134.083   0 7.4   Korea

 9 10 13 48 36 1948  43.700  147.600  50 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 9 10  3 21 22 1950  35.500  140.400   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 10 15 16  8 1950 -15.500  167.000 100 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 9 10 19 12 55 1993  14.717  -92.645  34 7.3   Chiapas, Mexico

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 10 17  4  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  60 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 17 25  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  25 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 21 41  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 8.6   Central Alaska

 9 10 23 55  0 1935  37.850 -122.250   0 5.0   Central California

 9 10 15  6 34 1960  47.700 -123.150   0 5.2   Washington state, U.S.

 9 10 17  1  7 1963  53.800 -159.900  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 10 19  9  0 1963  44.400 -114.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 9 10 17 57 14 1965  43.900 -127.800  19 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 10 21  0  0 1969  39.406 -107.948   0 5.3   Colorado area

 9 10  3 14 10 1984  40.386 -126.798   5 6.7   Off Coast of No. California

 9 10  3 48 45 1987  51.931 -176.006  49 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 10  7 30  7 1990  52.140 -178.470 142 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 10 13 40  2 1999  32.269 -115.138   5 5.2   So. California

 9 10 09 42 03 2002  59.997 -152.882 117 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Homer, (III) at Wasilla and (II) at Anchorage.

 

 9 10 11 14 45 2006  50.229 -129.607  10 5.0   Off Coast of Vancouver Is, Canada

 9 10 18 27 59 2014  52.116  178.288 116 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 10 10 26 47 2015  52.163 -169.581  37 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9  9  0  0  0 1616  38.100  142.000   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A castle at Sendai was damaged. Numerous deaths occurred at Otsuchi, Unosumai, Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture by a tsunami generated by this earthquake which occurred off Miyagi Prefecture.

 

 9  9  1 13 18 1910  50.750  179.380  25 7.3   Rat Islands

 9  9 22  3 43 1923  25.300   91.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

Some damage occurred to structures in west Assam and in northern part of eastern Bengal. Felt over Assam, Bengal, east Bihar and east Chota-Nagpur.

 

 9  9 20 38 26 1931  19.000  145.500 180 7.1   No. Marianas

 9  9  6 17 30 1935   6.000  141.000  60 7.0   Caroline Islands

 9  9  0  0  0 1936   3.800   97.500   0 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 

This earthquake in northern Sumatera caused minor damage at Medan and was felt as far away as Malaysia. 17 were killed by landslides in the Karo region.  Ground cracks appeared in the hells between Katacane and Kabanjahe. Damage occurred at Parapat, Brastagi and Tanjung Putri. Walls were cracked at Langkat.

 

 9  9  1 25 26 1942  53.000 -164.500  80 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  9  4  3 54 1945 -17.000  167.000  60 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 9 09 07 26 43 2005  -4.539  153.474  90 7.6   New Britain

 

(GS) Felt at Rabaul and Sohano and on Lihir. Also felt at Gizo and Honiara, Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  9  0  0  0 1816  45.500  -73.600   0 5.7   New York State

 

A severe shock was felt in Montreal, Canada. Followed by a strong aftershock on Sept. 16, 1916.

 

 9  9  1 13 18 1910  51.500 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong earthquake near Yakutat, southeastern Alaska also occurred in 1911 in early September, but the precise date has not been given.

 

 9  9 13 40 30 1931  40.800 -125.000   1 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake occurred northwest of Cape Mendocino. Felt along the coast in the Eel River area. Chimneys and tree branches broke near Weott.

 

 9  9  1 25 26 1942  53.000 -164.500  80 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  9  5 15  0 1942  36.000 -114.700   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Strongly felt at Boulder City, Nevada and sharply at Las Vegas, NV. Located about 10 km north of Hoover Dam.

 

 9  9  4 12 20 1944  39.000 -107.500   0 5.0   Colorado area

 

This earthquake in western Colorado caused slight cracks in walls and chimneys at Basalt, Montrose and Riland, Colorado.

 

 9  9 18 33 51 1966  49.200 -129.500  15 5.4   Vancouver Island area

 9  9  4 54 46 1968  58.977 -149.193  17 5.2   Southern Alaska

 9  9  0  0  3 1974  41.000 -126.000  33 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9  9  2 43 33 1975  41.200 -125.200   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Ferndale. Also felt at Bayside, Eureka and Trinidad.

 

 9  9  9 16 13 1983  36.231 -120.265   6 5.4   Central California

 

Small objects and people were awakened at Coalinga and some dishes were broken. Similar effects were observed at Cantua Creek, Cocoran, Five Points, Huron, Stratford and Tranquility.

 

 9  9 10 38  6 1989  51.380 -175.900  32 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  9 15  3 50 1991  52.040 -178.800  55 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 09 05 47 37 2005  52.554 -167.251  34 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 09 19 41 34 2011  49.535 -126.893  22 6.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

(GS) Felt (IV) at Campbell River, Gold River, Port Hardy and Port MacNeil; (III) at Courtenay, Cumberland, Parksville, Port Alberni, Powell River, Squamish and Ucluelet.  Felt (III) at Belleview, Bothell, Everson, Ferndale and Richland, Washington. Felt throughout the Vancouver, British Columbia-Seattle, Washington area.  Felt across southwestern British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, greater Vancouver and as far away as Kelowna and Vernon. Felt in much of western Washington and in parts of northern Oregon.

 

 9 09 19 23 51 2012  52.780  175.010 115 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  8 15  0  0 1616  38.010  142.000   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  8  1 43 11 1905  38.830   16.100  25 7.9   Mediterranean/Sicily

 

2500 killed near Calabria, Italy.

 

 9  8 17 49 48 1909  52.500 -169.000  90 7.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake was strong enough to upset dinner and to disarrange furniture in many homes.

 

 9  8  0 40  1 1937 -57.000  -27.000 130 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  8 15  9 11 1948 -21.000 -174.000  60 7.9   Tonga Islands

 9  8 11 26 33 1961 -56.300  -27.100 125 7.7   So. Sandwich Islands

 

This is probably the strongest earthquake ever located in the South Sandwich Islands (a possible M 8.3 occurred on June 27, 1929). It was the third event in Sept. 1961 (others occurred on Sept. 1 (M 7.5) and Sept. 5, 1961 (M 7.6).  Strong earthquakes in the South Sandwich Islands tend to concentrate at this time of year.  For example see 1937 above and 1933 (M .4 on Aug. 28); and 1977 (M 7.1 on Aug. 26).

 

 9  8 18 44 24 2002  -3.302  142.934  13 7.6   Near the North Coast of New Guinea

 

Four people were killed and at least 70 injured on Kairiru and Muschu Islands and in the Wewak area. At least 500 homes were destroyed and an additional 200 damaged.  Water tanks, pipelines and bridges were damaged in the Maprik area. A small tsunami with maximum height up to 1.5 meters damaged some buildings. Landslides and a new hot spring developed on Kairiru Island. Uplift of this Island about half a meter. Also felt at Jayapura, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  8 17 49 48 1909  52.500 -169.000  90 7.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake was strong enough to upset dinner and to disarrange furniture in many homes.

 

 9  8 19 24  0 1921  32.670 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Event occurred in the Imperial Valley and was felt over a large area. Destructive in the epicentral area.

 

 9  8 17  3  0 1935  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

 

At least five shocks were felt in the region of Imperial Valley on Sept. 8-9.

 

 9  8  4 52  6 1961  51.620 -131.440   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  8  3 26 21 1965  57.500 -152.100  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 9  8 11 16 34 1965  55.710 -155.300  24 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 9  8  7  1 17 1981  51.406 -178.375  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  8  0 59 31 1984  44.239 -105.974  20 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

This event was felt over about 70,000 sq. km of Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. It cracked windows and knocked pictures and hanging objects from their places. Some plaster cracked and bushes and trees shook.

 

 9  8  6 16 40 1984  44.423 -114.142   7 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Challis area of Idaho. Followed by a series of felt aftershocks.

 

 9  8  9 52 20 1994  40.784 -127.425  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9  8 11  7 18 1996  51.676 -176.270  60 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9  7  7 50  0 1882   7.300  -77.800  40 8.0   Colombia

 9  7 18 52 30 1906  34.000  141.000  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  7  7 11 18 1910  -6.000  151.000  80 7.2   New Ireland

 9  7  1 20 48 1915  14.000  -89.000  80 7.9   Coast of Central America

 9  7 17 16 23 1918  45.600  151.100  40 8.2   So. Kurils

 9  7  4  3 18 1938  23.800  121.500  60 7.0   Taiwan

 9  7 11 52  7 1988  25.800  139.600   0 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  7 22 39 16 1933  62.000 -178.000  15 5.7   Central Alaska

 9  7 19 26 12 1943  67.600 -137.800   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 9  7 10  6 45 1957  51.200 -178.600  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  7 11 39 30 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  7  7 42  2 1964  58.300 -152.000  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  7  0 16 30 1976  60.049 -158.718  91 5.7   Central Alaska

 9  7  3 10 45 1977  41.985 -126.693  15 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9  7  5 54 35 1978  54.040 -164.024  40 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  7  1 30 43 1980  38.048 -118.558  14 5.1   California/Nevada area

 9  7  4 36 38 1980  38.033 -118.578  15 5.6   California/Nevada area

 9  7  4 37 41 1980  37.994 -118.402   5 5.7   California/Nevada area

 9  7  6 47 10 1980  38.062 -118.589   9 5.2   California/Nevada area

 9  7  6 48 30 1980  38.078 -118.603   5 5.3   California/Nevada area

 9  7 19 22  5 1983  60.977 -147.314  30 6.3   Central Alaska

 9  7 22 22 10 1983  60.993 -147.518  46 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  6  0  0  0 1833  25.200  103.000   0 8.0   Myanmar

 9  6  0  0  0 1866  52.500  159.500  30 7.0   Kamchatka

 9  6  0 54 20 1911  45.500  143.000 360 7.2   So. Kurils

 9  6 22  8 29 1933 -21.500 -179.800 600 7.1   Tonga Islands

 9  6  3 41 30 1943 -53.000  159.000  60 7.9   Macquarie Islands

 9  6  9 20 12 1975  38.510   40.770  32 7.8   Turkey

 

This earthquake caused houses and schools to collapse in eastern Turkey killing more than 2000 and injuring about 3500 in the Lice area. Strong aftershocks completed the destruction of many buildings.

 

 9  6  1 47  1 1982  29.383  140.967 180 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  6  9 16  0 1934  30.000 -113.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 9  6 10 51  0 1934  30.000 -113.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 9  6  4 33  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  6 21 24 26 1960  64.699  -86.400   0 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 9  6  1 46 13 1963  71.500  -73.000  10 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 9  6 20 56 60 1963  53.900 -165.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 15 58 15 1964  58.700 -151.400  33 5.8   Southern Alaska

 9  6 17 16 55 1964  59.100 -147.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  6 17 24 40 1967  52.430 -168.590  31 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 10 59 37 1973  61.039 -146.828  29 5.5   Central Alaska

 9  6 23 41 28 1973  35.960 -114.946   5 9.2   SW U.S.A

 9  6 18  4 60 1975  56.628 -152.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  6  7 48 54 1982  56.752 -151.779  30 6.0   Southern Alaska

 9  6  4  1 52 1983  53.827 -163.886   1 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 20 34 28 1984  30.817 -113.884  10 5.2   SW U.S.A

 9  6 20 42 30 1996  40.395 -126.408  10 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 9 06 01 10 20 2008  49.791 -130.113  10 5.4   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  5 21 48 45 1945  -5.000  153.500  50 7.1   New Britain

 9  5  4 31 49 1953  54.200  161.000  50 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 9  5  0  0  0 1961 -58.000  -27.000   0 7.7   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  5 18 35 25 1971  46.500  141.172   9 7.1   So. Kurils

 9  5  8 14 14 1996 -22.118 -113.436  10 7.0   So. East Pacific Rise

 9 05 10 07 07 2004  33.060  136.670  14 7.2   NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

 

(NEIC) At least four people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 63 cm on Kozu-shima and 34 cm at Kushimoto. Recorded (5L JMA) in Mie, Nara and Wakayama; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Fukui, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Tottori and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ishikawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Toyama and Yamaguchi; (1 JMA) in Ibaraki, Miyagi and Niigata Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Oita Prefectures, Kyushu. Also recorded (3 JMA) on Kozu-shima, Nii-jima and O-shima;(2 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Mikura-jima and Miyake-jima;(1 JMA) on Dogo and in the Dozen Islands.

 

 9 05 14 57 18 2004  33.190  137.090  10 7.4   NEAR THE SOUTH COAST HONSHU, JAPAN

 

(NEIC) About forty people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 93 cm on Kozu-shima and 86 cm at Kushimoto. Power outages occured at Wakayama and a fire occurred at Sakai. Recorded (5L JMA) in Wakayama and Mie; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Tottori; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Hiroshima, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ibaraki, Niigata, Saitama, Tochigi and Yamaguchi; (1 JMA) in Miyagi Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Oita and Saga Prefectures, Kyushu.  Also recorded (3 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Kozu-shima, Miyake-jima, Nii-jima and O-shima; (2 JMA) on Dogo, Mikura-jima and in the Dozen Islands; (1 JMA) on Sadago-shima.

 

 9 05 14 42 07 2012  10.085  -85.315  35 7.6   Costa Rica

 

(NEIC) One person killed, one died of a heart attack, at least 20 injured, some houses collapsed, one bridge damaged and landslides occurred in Guanacaste and western Puntarenas. Power and communications outages occurred. Felt (VIII) at Nicoya; (VII) at Liberia, Santa Cruz and Sardinal;(VI) at Alajuela, Calle Blancos, Grecia, Heredia, Jaco, San Francisco, San Isidro de El General, San Jose and San Pedro. Felt throughout Costa Rica. Also felt in parts of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. A small tsunami was recorded on tide stations in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador with the following amplitudes (one- half peak-to-trough): 16 cm on Isla Santa Cruz and 6 cm on Isla Baltra. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  5 12 30  0 1883  34.500 -120.000   0 5.9   So. California

 9  5  5 36  0 1928  42.100 -115.200   0 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 9  5 14 42  0 1928  34.000 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 9  5  4 38 46 1944  44.960  -74.720  12 5.9   New York State

 

One of the strongest earthquake recorded in New York, this was felt from Maine to Virginia and west to Indiana. Property damage was done (about $5 million) at Massena and Cornwall. Chimneys fell and structures collapsed or were damaged. Damage was done to brick structures as well as to infrastructure in the region. Some water wells dried up.

 

 9  5  6 54 10 1949  53.620 -132.970   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  5  2  1 18 1955  37.367 -121.783  10 5.8   Central California

 9  5 12 10  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  5  4 52 10 1961  51.800 -131.200   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  5 11 34 32 1961  59.820 -150.830   0 6.1   Southern Alaska

 9  5 16  4 28 1962  40.715 -112.089   7 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 9  5 14 22  9 1986  28.124 -111.396  10 5.0   Gulf of California

 9  5  2 59 41 1994  55.987 -158.436  62 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 9  5 20 27 20 1995  34.100 -116.370   0 5.1   So. California

 9  5 17 48 26 2000  51.466 -178.443  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 02 33 49 2001  78.014 -114.604  10 5.1   Queen Elizabeth Island, Canada

 9 05 03 38 39 2002  58.175 -151.454  47 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt on Kodiak.

 

 9 05 11 29 05 2002  54.080 -133.780  20 5.1   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

(PGC). Felt at Masset, Port Clements, Skidegate, Tlell and Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia. Also felt at Craig, Ketchikan and Metlakatla, Alaska.

 

 9 05 17 21 06 2005  51.505  175.986  41 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 05 43 40 2013  51.462 -174.554  24 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 07 00 00 2015  51.399 -174.357  11 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 9  4  1  0  0 1587  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Moderate damage in Pomasque and Pichincha, Ecuador. Maximum intensity up to IX-X.

 

 9  4 15  0  0 1596  34.065  135.060   0 7.5   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

700-20000 killed in the Uita and Husimi areas of Japan.

 

 9  4  0 22  0 1899  60.000 -142.000  25 8.3   Central Alaska

 

This was the first of a series of earthquakes in the Yakutaga area of southeastern Alaska that occurred in Sept. 1899. They were felt strongly at Cape Yakutaga where the tops of trees broke off, landslides occurred and uplift of the ocean beach was measured at more than one meter. People had trouble standing during the earthquake as far as the Yukon River more than 1000 km to the north. A tsunami was generated in the bay.

 

 9  4  1 37 41 1935  22.300  121.300  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in Taitung. 114 houses damaged.

 

 9  4 10 21 44 1941  -4.800  154.000  90 7.1   New Britain

 9  4  7 23 10 1953  50.400  157.000  57 7.3   Kamchatka

 9  4 14 32 50 1965  58.290 -152.500  30 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Also felt over much of southern Alaska.  Seaquake felt off Southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 18 11 12 1972 -11.700  166.200  62 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 9  4 13 15  1 1989  55.822 -156.875   7 7.5   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to V at Chignik and Port Heiden in southern Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  4 16  0  0 1868  37.000 -118.000   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 9  4  0 22  0 1899  60.000 -142.000  25 8.3   Central Alaska

 

This was the first of a series of earthquakes in the Yakutaga area of southeastern Alaska that occurred in Sept. 1899. They were felt strongly at Cape Yakutaga where the tops of trees broke off, landslides occurred and uplift of the ocean beach was measured at more than one meter. People had trouble standing during the earthquake as far as the Yukon River more than 1000 km to the north. A tsunami was generated in the bay.

 

 9  4  4 40  0 1899  60.000 -142.000   0 6.9   Central Alaska

 

Strong aftershock of Yakutat earthquake 18 minutes earlier.

 

 9  4 20 15 45 1919  38.000 -122.330   0 5.0   Central California

 9  4  1 27 39 1935  63.750 -152.500   0 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt lightly at Nenana and Flat.

 

 9  4  9 49 15 1961  51.580 -178.250  52 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 17 17 22 1962  41.000 -124.400   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Northwest of Arcata, this event was felt over about 15,000 sq km. The maximum intensity was VI but damage was slight - plaster, windows cracked some merchandise fell from shelves. Also felt in southern Oregon.

 

 9  4 13 32 12 1963  71.300  -73.100  10 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 9  4  7 48 44 1965  52.170 -170.540  17 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 9  4 14 32 48 1965  58.200 -152.600  19 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Also felt over much of southern Alaska.  Seaquake felt off Southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 15 53 25 1971  54.981 -163.357 107 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 23 23 46 1976  62.951 -150.756 106 5.4   Central Alaska

 9  4 21 54 52 1978  38.814 -119.811  14 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

The largest of a series of events in the Lake Tahoe area on Sept. 3-4. Cracks in plaster and drywall formed. Water splashing was observed at Mt. Aukum. Felt from Mariposa, CA to Vernon and Surcliffe, NV.

 

 9  4 10 53 57 1980  59.488 -143.572   0 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 9  4 21  3 35 1980  38.018 -118.570  10 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

First of a swarm which occurred from Sept. 4-8. Felt with intensity V at Benton, CA where small objects overturned and fell and hanging objects swung.  Some were awakened. Also felt at Hawthorne, NV and along the California-Nevada border.

 

 9  4 15 50 50 1981  33.671 -119.111   5 5.3   So. California

 

This was the strongest earthquake in the area since the San Fernando quake of Feb. 1971. Windows broke and walls cracked at Marina del Ray. Telephone and electrical service was interrupted. Felt throughout much of southern California from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border.

 

 9  4 13 14 59 1989  55.577 -156.858  11 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to V at Chignik and Port Heiden in southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 13 27 17 1990  51.670 -173.850  51 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 10 18 26 1996  41.915 -126.777  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 04 00 23 12 2013  51.198 -129.901   9 6.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 04 02 32 30 2013  51.594 -174.731  20 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 04 10 04 06 2013  53.189 -166.789  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

 9  3 15  0  0 1596  33.030  131.060   0 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 

700-2000 killed in the Uita and Husimi areas. A tsunami was generated.

 

 9  3 18 48 12 1937  52.500 -177.500  80 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Reported felt on board ships over a large area south of the Aleutian Islands.

 

 9  3 19 11 29 1944 -57.000 -122.000  60 7.0   Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

 9  3  6 40 12 1987 -58.859  158.476  15 7.2   Macquarie Islands

 9  3 12 35  1 1993  14.690  -92.580  27 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Felt from Chiapas to Michoacan, Mexico and as far south as El Salvador.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  3  3  5  0 1857  39.500 -120.000   0 6.2   California/Nevada area

 9  3 21 30  0 1917  46.300  -94.500   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Walls cracked at Staples, Minn. Chimneys toppled and items fell. Houses swayed windows broke and plaster cracked. Felt at Brainerd, MN. Other minor quakes in the area occurred in 1860 and possible a few years later.

 

 9  3 18 48 12 1937  52.500 -177.500  80 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3  5 31 11 1964  50.400 -129.899   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  3  6 13  9 1969  52.980 -169.890  52 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  3  1 23 54 1975  64.727 -138.683  25 5.1   Northern Alaska

 9  3 11 51  7 1986  51.120 -178.143  14 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3 12  1 11 1993  56.125 -158.172  61 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 9  3  2 53  3 1994  51.300 -178.900  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3 17  1 54 1996  26.192 -110.524  17 5.1   Gulf of California

 9  3  8 36 30 2000  38.379 -122.413  10 5.2   Central California

 

 

At least 41 injured in the Napa area. Damage and intensity were up to VII at Napa. Felt in much of northern California from Sacrament to San Francisco.

 

 9 03 09 29 27 2005  51.691  176.315  45 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 01 01 52 2007  56.958 -154.779   1 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 03 11 16 06 2010  51.451 -175.870  23 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 01 25 36 2011  51.932 -171.582  48 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 10 00 36 2012  51.224 -177.052  43 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 20 19 06 2013  51.226 -130.447   5 6.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

The earthquakes in Vancouver also appear to have a tidal base. The first of these occurred as an M 6.2 at 2019 UT. This is within minutes of local solar noon, a prime time for tidal triggering when vertical solar effects are maximized.

 

 9 03 03 27 57 2016  40.406 -125.470  10 5.7   Off the Coast of Northern California 10

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Ferndale, Loleta, Petrolia, Rio Dell, Samoa, Fortuna, Eureka, Scotia, Hydesville, Bayside, Arcata, Whitethorn, McKinleyville, Redcrest, Myers Flat, Garberville, Trinidad, Blue Lake, Piercy, Bridgeville, Hoopa, Fort Bragg, Laytonville, Crescent City, Mendocino, Albion, Comptche, Elk, Willits, Lewiston, The Sea Ranch, Redding, Anderson, Sonoma, Vallejo, Belvedere Tiburon, San Francisco, Pleasant Hill, Alameda, Boulder Creek, Sparks, Nevada, Hughson, Tillamook, Oregon and in general within about 500 km of the epicenter.  A regional foreshock of M 3.0 about 100 km northwest of this epicenter within about 30 minutes of local solar noon may have indicated the tidal promotion of this activity. This event was reported felt with intensity I-II in Crescent City and Eureka, California. This event had been expected in this summary to occur at this time as a result of tidal stresses associated with the eclipse of September 1 combined with effects on North America by landfall of Hurricane Hermine on the coast of Florida.

 

 

 9 03 12 02 44 2016  36.430  -96.932   5 5.8   Oklahoma

 

Intensity VI was felt as far as 110 km to the south at Alva and Shawnee City, Oklahoma and V was reported from Kiowa, Stillwater, Kaw City, Carney, Oklahoma City, Bixby, Okmulgee, Shawnee, Coweta, Haysville, Tuttle, Oklahoma and in Andale, Wichita, Mulvane, South Hutchinson, Lindsborg, Ottawa, Kansas; Fort Smith, Arkansas.  It was also felt with intensity up to IV as far as 500 km from the epicenter in Missouri, Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. Minor damage was common but no major damage has been reported at this writing.  A considerable amount of light to moderate damage occurred and included, among others, fallen plaster, crumbled brickwork and damage to items that fell from shelves in the shaking. At least one major injury was reported.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1679  40.000  117.000   0 8.0   Mongolia

 9  2  0  0  0 1907  52.400 -173.300   0 7.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 16  1 40 1907  52.440  173.280   0 7.8   Near Islands

 

It is likely that the earthquake occurred in the Near Islands not in the Andreanof Islands. The location of the previous event in the Andreanof Islands is probably a transcription error (note the epicenter is the same on either side of the International Date Line). The lack of a time on the Andreanof Islands earthquake indicates this is the event in error.

 

 9  2  2 46 40 1923  35.000  139.500  60 7.7   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A strong aftershock of the great Kwanto earthquake of Sept. 1, 1923. This event continued the destruction began with the mainshock the previous day.

 

 9  2  9 27  0 1923  34.900  140.500  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  2 22 38 12 1923 -16.000  -68.500 150 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 9  2  1 21 52 1926 -33.500   59.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 9  2 16 42  0 1933  30.133  139.833 380 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 9  2 23 34 50 1948  10.000  125.500  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 9  2  0 16  2 1992  11.742  -87.340  45 7.4   Nicaragua

 

At least 180 were killed and more than 13,000 homeless in Nicaragua after this earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. Total damage estimates were up to $30 million.  Also damaging in Nicaragua. The tsunami destroyed more than 1000 homes on the western coast of Nicaragua and about 185 fishing vessels. The tsunami reached heights of up to 8 meters with inundation of nearly half a mile at Masachapa, Nicaragua. The tsunami was observed from Easter Island to Ecuador and in Valparaiso, Chile and Hawaii. The earthquake was felt throughout the Nicaragua/Costa Rica region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1907  52.400 -173.300   0 7.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

It is likely that the earthquake occurred in the Near Islands not in the Andreanof Islands. The location of the previous event in the Andreanof Islands is probably a transcription error (note the epicenter is the same on either side of the International Date Line). The lack of a time on the Andreanof Islands earthquake indicates this is the event in error.

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1927  37.330 -121.830   0 5.0   Central California

 9  2  2 47 13 1950  52.500 -170.000   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 16 27 32 1951  31.000 -117.000  16 5.2   So. California

 

Felt by many in San Diego. Windows rattled and hanging objects swung at La Mesa.

 

 9  2 14 20 14 1957  51.690 -168.010   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 22  2 49 1960  52.200 -171.400  49 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 14 10 45 1963  25.700 -109.500  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 9  2  2  7 59 1965  28.900 -112.900  11 5.2   Gulf of California

 9  2 21 27 17 1965  48.400 -128.200  26 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 9  2 14 41  7 1981  53.880 -161.260  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 10 26 21 1992  37.090 -113.472  15 5.9   Utah   area

 

Damage occurred at Cedar City and Hurricane to St. George. A large landslide was triggered and destroyed three homes at Springdale. Maximum intensity was V in the Glendale and Enterprise, UT area. Also felt in Arizona and southeastern Nevada and as far away as Flagstaff, Arizona. Felt slightly in Las Vegas.

 

 9  2  2 33 38 1999  50.696 -177.678  49 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 9 02 13 39 18 2002  43.916 -128.243  19 5.7   Coast of Oregon

 9 02 01 27 19 2005  33.160 -115.637   9 5.1   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (VI) at Calipatria; (V) at Brawley and Niland; (IV) at El Centro, Imperial, Thermal, Westmorland and Winterhaven; (III) at Blythe, Calexico, Chula Vista, Holtville, La Mesa, Palm Springs and San Diego.

 

 9 02 10 55 53 2011  52.171 -171.708  32 6.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

(GS) Felt throughout the Aleutian Islands. A tsunami with a wave height of 6 cm was recorded at Atka.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 9  1  0  0  0 1754  16.700  -99.200   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage at Acapulco, Mexico. A tsunami was generated.

 

 9  1  9  0  0 1898  24.500  124.700  60 7.0   Taiwan

 9  1  2 45 36 1905  45.000  143.000 230 7.5   So. Kurils

 9  1  0 45  0 1910  21.000  122.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 9  1 14 21  0 1910  24.100  122.400   0 7.3   Taiwan

 9  1  4 10  0 1912  -4.500  155.000 430 7.0   Solomon Islands

 9  1 19 16  6 1922  24.600  122.200   0 7.6   Taiwan

 

The northern District earthquake. Five people were killed, 7 wounded, 14 houses destroyed and 22 partially destroyed with 139 additional damaged.

 

 9  1  2 58 36 1923  35.300  139.500  60 8.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

The great Tokyo earthquake. This event caused up to $3 billion (U.S. Dollars) damage. More than 142,000 were killed. A tsunami was generated. This earthquake is usually referred to as the Kwanto earthquake. Up to 38,000 residents of Tokyo were burned to death in an open area where they had congregated following the earthquake for safety. The firestorm which followed the quake destroyed libraries, museums, at collections, archives and scientific data among other irreplaceable structures and items. The earthquake was located in Sagami Bay southwest of Tokyo. At least 15 lines of vertical faults were found with displacement up to 6 feet. Leveling showed uplifts up to 2 meters along the Sagami Bay. The tsunami reached up to 10 meters. Many groundwater effects were observed including pulsating earthquake fountains.  More than 128,000 houses were destroyed in the quake and up to 450,000 were burned in the ensuing fire. A hotel built one year earlier with great ability to move (architect: Frank Lloyd Wright) survived with only a few cracks and was used as hospital and first aid station following the earthquake.  Building techniques in Tokyo contributed to the firestorm. These included building close to the ground and paper thin walls.

 

 9  1  3 48  0 1923  35.400  139.800  60 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of the Tokyo-Yokohama quake.

 

 9  1 22 44  8 1945 -47.470  166.120   0 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Earthquake felt throughout Otago and Southland. Als felt north at Timaru and Jackson's Bay. Maximum intensity was V.

 

 9  1  0  9 35 1961 -59.500  -27.300 131 7.5   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  1 19 20 39 1962  35.000   49.500   0 7.0   No. Iran

 

Extreme damage in northwestern Iran. Up to 12,000 killed. Especially powerful in the Buyin and Zahra areas.

 

 9  1  9 29 32 1981 -14.960 -173.085  25 7.9   Samoa Islands

 

Felt within intensity VI at Apia, Samoa. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 24 cm at Pago Pago.

 

 9  1 15 15 53 1994  40.402 -125.680  10 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Honeydew with maximum intensity up to VI. Also felt with intensity V at many localities. Felt from southern Oregon to northern California and Fresno. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 14 cm. at Crescent City, CA.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 9  1  2 51  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 6.9   Southeast U.S.

 9  1  0  0  0 1895  40.700  -74.800   0 5.0   New York State

 

This earthquake occurred in New Jersey in the Hunterdon County near High Bridge. Felt from Maine to West Virginia. Articles fell from shelves and buildings swayed. Felt strongly at Camden and Burlington. In Philadelphia windows broke and cookware fell.

 

 9  1  5 18 46 1954  39.360 -118.400   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 9  1 15 37 14 1960  56.300 -153.700  24 6.1   Southern Alaska

 9  1  3 46  2 1962  50.500 -179.250   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 41 42 1962  51.300 -179.900  37 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  7 51  4 1962  51.300 -179.900   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 17 16 40 1964  51.200 -170.600  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 23 19  8 1966  61.660 -149.760  66 5.1   Central Alaska

 9  1 14 30 51 1972  51.376 -178.134  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5 27 16 1979  53.970 -165.220  55 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5 28 16 1979  53.451 -164.882  50 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 15 30 18 1984  52.100 -170.370  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 22 55 50 1984  53.360 -163.320  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  0 14 20 1987  53.770 -167.208  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 15 39 1987  53.741 -167.125  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 22 13 1987  53.656 -166.956  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  1 17 47 1994  52.770 -166.987  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 15 15 53 1994  40.402 -125.680  10 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Honeydew with maximum intensity up to VI. Also felt with intensity V at many localities. Felt from southern Oregon to northern California and Fresno. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 14 cm. at Crescent City, CA.

 

 9  1 16 15 17 1994  52.103 -166.354  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  7 40 24 1997  51.175 -178.297  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5  4 42 2000  63.196 -150.555 130 5.4   Central Alaska

 9 01 12 04 22 2006  53.970 -166.392  75 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 31 21 50  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 7.7   Southeast U.S.

 

The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. Up to 60 killed $5 million damage but probably much more. Maximum intensity IX. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event. The mainshock started with an audible noise which gradually became louder to a roar. As the roar began all objects began to shake. This shaking accelerated and frightened many. The initial shock caused many to gather in public places and was followed eight minutes later by a second shock. Further aftershocks continued and further damaged buildings. Railroads and telegraphs were damaged although many fled the area. A tsunami was generated which was observed in Jacksonville, Florida and on the Cooper River. Sulfur gas was evident in the Charleston area. Because much of Charleston was built on landfill liquefaction, amplified shaking and sand blows were all very evident. Chimneys of more than 14,000 homes fell. Three-story buildings showed damage to second story and at the top (this same phenomena caused by the wavelength of vertical waves moving upward through the building was observed in the Kobe, Japan quake of 1995). Wooden buildings fared better than stone.  Apparently there were two epicenters for this event - one near Woodstock northwest of Charleston and the other due west of Charleston. Fissures were common in the ground and water extruded from cracks in some cases in high jets. Rails were bent. The quake was felt over an area of more than 1300 km - up to about 2 million square miles. Severe damage occurred at Savannah and Columbia, S.C. Some damage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C.  Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wis and Cuba. Felt strongly at New York City.  An strong unnamed hurricane passed offshore Charleston on August 24, 1886.

 

 8 31 16 10  0 1888 -34.500  172.700   0 7.3   So. Kermadec Islands

 8 31 16 45  0 1888 -42.600  172.300   5 7.3   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Earthquake in the Amuri District of North Canterbury north of Christchurch, New Zealand. This quake ruptured the Hope Fault and caused widespread damage to buildings. Maximum intensity was up to IX. Offsets of between 1.6 and 2.4 meters were observed. The earthquake may have been triggered by the event in the South Kermadec Islands 35 minutes earlier.

 

 8 31  8  6  0 1896  39.500  140.700  10 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 8 31 14 57 30 1906  27.000   97.000 100 7.0   Myanmar

 8 31 11 36 29 1917   4.260  -74.150   0 7.3   Colombia

 

A strong earthquake hit the region of Bogota, Colombia and was highly destructive.  Total destruction hit many homes and cathedrals were greatly damaged. People fled into the streets and many were killed. Other villages which were nearly totally destroyed included Ibaqe, Soacha and Caqueza. Felt throughout western Colombia to Popayan, Cali, along the coast of the Pacific and in Panama.

 

 8 31 17 20 46 1919 -16.000  169.000 180 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8 31  1 48 38 1961 -10.700  -70.900 626 7.2   Central Peru

 

Lightly felt widely around Peru.

 

 8 31 10 47 37 1968  33.969   59.022  13 7.3   So. Iran

 

12,000-15,000 killed  with maximum intensity X at Dasht-e-Biaz, Iran.  Known as the Dasht-e Bayaz earthquake. Disastrous in Khorasan. Many villages were completely destroyed over an area of 4,000 sq. km. 12,000 homes destroyed and more than 70,000 people were left homeless. At Dasht-e Bayaz 3,000 of the 3,500 population were killed most buried under the ruins. Mosques and other public buildings were also destroyed. Two mosques up to 300 years old were destroyed. Adobe houses were almost all completely destroyed however brick buildings held up much better. The main destruction occurred along the fault line which was up to 300 meters in places but damage occurred for tens of km from the fault.

 

 8 31 12 47 33 2012  10.811  126.638  28 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines        

 

(NEIC) One person killed and one injured at Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao. Several roads and bridges damaged and power outages occurred in several towns. A small landslide occurred on Mindanao. A local tsunami with wave heights of 0.03 meters observed at Davao, Mindanao and at Daet and Legaspi City, Luzon. Felt (VII PIVS) at Borongan, General MacArthur, Guiuan, Llorente, Oras and Sulat and (VI PIVS) at San Julian, Samar. Also felt (VII PIVS) at Tacloban and (VI PIVS) at Palo, Leyte. Felt(VI PIVS) on Siargao Island. Felt (V PIVS) at Duero, Tagbilaran City and Talibon, Bohol; Panganiban, Catanduanes Island; Cebu City, Cebu; Legaspi City and Sorsogon, Luzon; Barobo, Bislig, Butuan, Carrascal, Cateel, Compostela, Davao, Lingig, Mati and Tandag, Mindanao; Iloilo and Roxas City, Panay. Felt (IV PIVS) at Masbate, Masbate and at Bacolod and Dumaguete, Negros. Felt (III PIVS) at Mambajao, Camiguin Island, at Jordan, Guimaras Island and at Siquijor, Siquijor Island. Felt (III) on Pulau Ternate, Indonesia. Also felt at Koror, Palau.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 31 10 22  0 1861  36.100  -81.100   0 5.1   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

This shock was felt at Washington, D.C. and was felt along the Atlantic coast from Washington to Charleston, S.C. and westward to Cincinnati, Ohio and Gallatin, Tennessee. Bricks fell from chimneys at Wilkesboro, N.C.

 

 8 31 21 50  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 7.7   Southeast U.S.

 

The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. Up to 60 killed $5 million damage but probably much more. Maximum intensity IX. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event. The mainshock started with an audible noise which gradually became louder to a roar. As the roar began all objects began to shake. This shaking accelerated and frightened many. The initial shock caused many to gather in public places and was followed eight minutes later by a second shock. Further aftershocks continued and further damaged buildings. Railroads and telegraphs were damaged although many fled the area. A tsunami was generated which was observed in Jacksonville, Florida and on the Cooper River. Sulfur gas was evident in the Charleston area. Because much of Charleston was built on landfill liquefaction, amplified shaking and sand blows were all very evident. Chimneys of more than 14,000 homes fell. Three-story buildings showed damage to second story and at the top (this same phenomena caused by the wavelength of vertical waves moving upward through the building was observed in the Kobe, Japan quake of 1995). Wooden buildings fared better than stone.  Apparently there were two epicenters for this event - one near Woodstock northwest of Charleston and the other due west of Charleston. Fissures were common in the ground and water extruded from cracks in some cases in high jets. Rails were bent. The quake was felt over an area of more than 1300 km - up to about 2 million square miles. Severe damage occurred at Savannah and Columbia, S.C. Some damage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C.  Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wis and Cuba. Felt strongly at New York City.  An strong unnamed hurricane passed offshore Charleston on August 24, 1886. 

 

8 31  0 40 36 1930  33.900 -118.600   0 5.2   So. California

 

In Santa Monica Bay, the event caused a cornice to fall and cracks in a bluff. Damage also occurred to buildings at Los Angeles.

 

 8 31  2 51 48 1933  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 8 31  5  2 45 1934  73.000  -71.000   0 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 31 22 20 32 1954  39.720 -118.470   0 5.8   California/Nevada area

 8 31 23  0 18 1958  63.270 -144.230  26 5.9   Central Alaska

 8 31 17  2 45 1962  51.320 -179.750  37 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 23 20 19 1964  52.400 -170.700  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 23 55 23 1964  58.500 -154.800  12 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8 31  2 30 58 1973  61.079 -147.365  43 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 31 12  2 10 1975  57.254 -151.063  12 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 31  8 58 27 1977  51.510 -173.870   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 20 42 27 1979  54.387 -161.837  20 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 22 20  8 1983  53.538 -163.686  34 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 13 15 41 1984  66.170 -135.120  33 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 16 45 17 1988  31.816 -115.769   6 5.3   So. California

 8 31  8 20 55 1995  69.360 -147.151  35 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 20 47 21 1996  51.493 -178.218  44 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 08 20 55 1995  69.360 -147.151  34 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 01 09 57 1999  51.314  179.077  68 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 06 38 36 2013  51.356 -174.926  17 6.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 30  0  0  0 1125  36.000  103.900   0 7.0   So. China

 8 30  0  0  0 1844  13.000  -61.000 150 7.0   Windward Islands

 8 30 21 50  0 1902  37.000   71.000 200 7.7   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt with intensity VII in Afghanistan.

 

 8 30  2 38 34 1906 -21.000  -70.000  60 7.2   Coast No. Chile

 8 30  4  7 15 1917  -7.500  128.000 100 7.8   Banda Sea

 

Felt in the Banda Sea.

 

 8 30  3  4 57 1924   8.500  126.500  60 7.3   Central Philippines

 

Maximum intensity VIII-IX at Suriagao and Agusan. At Butuan older buildings were damaged. The greatest damage occurred to churches. A number of light houses collapsed. On the Agusan River fissures and landslides occurred. Cracks appeared in the plains of the town of Butuan. Trees fell and cliffs tumbled along the Pacific Coast.

 

 8 30 11 38 12 1926  36.700   23.200 100 7.4   Aegean Sea

 8 30  4 22  9 1967  31.620  100.330   8 7.0   So. China

 

Strong shock in the Szechwan Province, China.  No felt information is available but considerable damage is likely.

 

 8 30 17 46  9 1970  52.380  151.597 645 7.2   Northern Kurils

 8 30 21 28 31 1986  45.000   25.700 140 7.4   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Maximum intensity VIII at Bucharest, Kishinev and Kagul in Romania. Two killed.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 30 22  8  0 1942  37.682 -113.065   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Near Cedar City, Utah. Bricks were fallen from chimneys and plaster fell.

 

 8 30  4 24 26 1956  53.800 -164.020  33 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  5 24 52 1956  40.700 -126.400  33 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 8 30 18 38 20 1958  27.600 -111.700  33 6.0   Gulf of California

 8 30 13 35 24 1962  42.035 -111.741   7 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

An earthquake in northern Utah with damage up to $1 million caused considerable damage in Cache County, Utah which was declared a disaster area. Damage to old buildings was considerable. At Richmond nine houses were condemned as well as one church. Most chimneys fell. Brick and timber buildings were damaged at Lewiston. A sugar mill sustained major damage when cement fell destroying the lower roofs.  At Franklin schools had roof and plaster damage. Mudslides occurred and water damage was common. This is the most damaging shock ever recorded in the East Cache Valley Fault of Utah.

 

 8 30 21  3 58 1964  29.200 -114.400  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 30 20 20 55 1966  61.340 -147.440  45 5.6   Central Alaska

 8 30 20 23 26 1966  61.230 -147.800 111 5.3   Central Alaska

 8 30  0 16 36 1970  52.047 -179.712  84 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  8 17 49 1976  59.839 -153.275 136 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 30  6 50 41 1977  63.062 -151.033 128 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 30 15 12 28 1977  51.530 -173.910  28 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  4 17 22 1980  29.603 -113.483  15 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 30 13 30  6 1982  54.328 -161.470   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 30 12 28 40 1984  54.113 -133.639  10 5.5   British Colombia

 8 30  5 37  1 1989  51.770 -178.910  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30 11 33 35 1998  50.987 -130.545   0 6.1   British Colombia

 8 30 12 11 25 2000  52.978  173.265  33 5.1   Near Islands, Alaska

 8 30 16 25 02 2013  51.610 -175.361  33 7.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 29  8  0  0 1471  45.700   26.600 150 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 8 29  0  0  0 1674  -1.700  -79.030   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Severe damage with intensity up to X at Quito, Chimborazo and Bolivar, Ecuador.

 

 8 29  5 43 54 1919  -2.500  127.000  60 7.0   Ceram area

 8 29 10 22 40 1945 -15.000  168.000  50 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 29 12  9 53 1941  41.000 -118.000   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 8 29  3 45 13 1943  34.266 -116.966  16 5.5   So. California

 

Located in the San Bernardino Mountains. Objects were overturned and pictures displaced at Lake Arrowhead and Seven Oaks.

 

 8 29 14 51 14 1961  52.400 -170.800  41 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 29 23 17 34 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 8 29 20 59 60 1977  51.570 -173.940  27 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 29  8 57 55 1980  30.211 -113.212  15 5.0   SW U.S.A

 8 29 10 10 31 1983  35.830 -121.353   8 5.3   Off So. California

 

Northwest of San Simeon near Ragged Point. Several buildings were damaged.  Chimneys were cracked in Monterey, San Benito and San Luis Obispo Counties.

 

 8 29 22 12 11 1987  52.840 -168.892  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 29  4  2 43 1989  54.072 -163.219  15 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 29 18  1 11 2000  51.045 -177.487  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 29 17 57 23 2001  57.845 -155.653 105 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

(NEIC) Felt at Akhiok, Karluk and Larsen Bay. Felt (III) at Kodiak.

 

 8 29 20 40 26 2002  53.545 -163.683  35 5.1   Unimak, Alaska

 8 29 10 11 14 2009  43.885 -128.679  10 5.2   Off coast of Oregon

 8 29 18 37 29 2014  65.644 -122.656   2 5.0   Northwest Territories, Canada

 

TOMORROW IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 28 15  0  0 1769  33.000  132.010   0 7.8   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Castles, houses, temples, shrines by the earthquake in the regions of Oita, Kitsuki, Nobeoka, Takanabe in Miyazaki Prefecture. A tsunami was generated along the coast from Oita to Kagoshima Prefectures.

 

 8 28  6 39 29 1916  30.000   81.000  60 7.7   Xizang

 8 28  7 27 00 1916  23.700  120.900  60 7.0   Taiwan

 

The Nantou Earthquake. 16-100 were killed, 159 injured. Considerable damage to buildings including 164 houses destroyed, 914 partially destroyed and 3931 damaged. May have been triggered by the M 7.7 in Xizang less than an hour earlier.

 

 8 28 22 19 40 1933 -59.500  -25.000   0 7.4   So. Sandwich Islands

 8 28 22 28 15 1946 -26.000  -63.000 580 7.2   Argentina

 8 28  6 50 17 1947  49.500  155.500  50 7.2   NE Pacific

 8 28  9 50 40 1973  18.267  -96.598  84 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage occurred in Puebla and Veracruz. More than 600 were killed and thousands injured and left homeless. Landslides were common especially in Puebla and Veracruz. Most buildings at Ciudad Serdan were destroyed. A hospital and a 5-story building collapsed at Orizaba killing many. 15 miners were trapped in an Onyx mine when the roof collapsed. The main highway from Mexico City to Vera Cruz was cut in several places.

 

 8 28 15  1 59 1973  -0.200  -18.000  33 7.1   Central Mid-Atlantic

 

May have been triggered by the Event in Oaxaca earlier in the day.

 

 8 28 18 18 46 1992  -0.660  -13.510   8 7.3   No. of Ascension Isl

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 28 10 52 42 1952  55.600 -160.400   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 28 12  7 47 1959  63.400 -148.900  44 6.0   Central Alaska

 8 28 15 25 53 1967  50.300 -129.910  33 5.0   British Colombia

 8 28 16 20  7 1967  50.350 -129.830  33 5.0   British Colombia

 8 28 15 21  2 1972  51.290 -179.226  47 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  2 30 10 1976  52.539 -175.282 153 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 28 17 29 28 1976  50.909 -177.770  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  9  4 25 1981  61.738 -150.452  71 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 28 12 36 51 1981  52.440 -169.309  36 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  2  2 49 1990  52.290 -168.780  32 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  3 16 25 1995  44.130 -110.330   0 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Fishing Bridge, Grant Village and Yellowstone National Park, WY.

 

 8 28 10 46 12 1995  26.092 -110.284  12 6.9   Gulf of California

 8 28 15 31 38 1998  51.437  175.526  33 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 8 28 12 37 35 2008  50.165 -129.628  12 5.9   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

 

 8 27 20 30  0 1886  37.000   21.200   0 8.4   No. Greece

 

Extremely strong earthquake in northern Greece which killed from 300 to 600 people and destroyed more than 1500 houses in Philiatra along. Maximum intensity was about X-XI at Philiatra and surroundings. More than 10000 were injured in more than 300 villages and towns. Thousands were left homeless. The Charleston, South Carolina foreshock series began right after this event and the Charleston earthquake of Sept. 1, 1886 may have ultimately been triggered by effects from this event. The earthquake was one of the strongest ever recorded in Greece.

 

 8 27 21 56 20 1904  64.620 -148.230   0 7.8   Northern Alaska

 

Strong shock at Rampart, Alaska. Buildings swayed and cracked.

 

 8 27 15 27 17 1931  29.800   67.300  60 7.4   Pakistan

 8 27  7 12 22 1977  -8.100  125.300  25 7.0   Banda Sea

 

Two reported killed and 20 injured at Atauro.

 

 8 27 04 37 19 2012  12.139  -88.590  28 7.4   Coast of El Salvador

 

(NEIC). Felt(II) at Antiguo Cuscatlan, Nueva San Salvador and San Salvador. Also felt at Apopa, Mejicanos, Santo Tomas and Usulutan. Felt at Tegucigalpa, Honduras and at Managua, Nicaragua. A small tsunami with maximum wave heights (one-half peak-to-trough) was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 11 cm at Acajutla, El Salvador; 35 cm on Isla Baltra, 22 cm on Isla Santa Cruz and 21 cm at La Libertad, Ecuador.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 27 11  0  0 1833  37.700  -78.000   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

An earthquake in central Virginia with felt area from Norfolk to Lexington.  Also felt at Baltimore, MD and in Washington D.C. Walls of buildings swayed at Lynchburg, VA and windows rattled. Residents were alarmed throughout the area.

 

 8 27 21 56 20 1904  64.620 -148.230   0 7.8   Northern Alaska

 

Strong shock at Rampart, Alaska. Buildings swayed and cracked.

 

 8 27 21 30 47 1949  53.050 -132.740   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8 27 11 27 50 1952  55.600 -160.400  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 13 34 53 1967  50.200 -130.000  24 5.1   British Colombia

 8 27 14  5 14 1971  51.444 -177.799  52 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27  0  7 28 1973  51.435 -178.312  66 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27  6 26 45 1973  51.730 -173.700  42 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 11 59  1 1982  51.387 -178.281  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27  6 14 48 1988  54.400 -157.500   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 8 27  7  4 39 1988  31.201  -64.810  10 5.3   Off East Coast U.S.

 8 27 13 46 27 1995  52.000 -174.530  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 00 27 56 2006  51.038 -179.399   7 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 20 17 35 2008  50.228 -130.035  10 5.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 8 27 05 23 20 2012  30.551 -113.890  10 5.2   Northern Baja California, Mexico

 8 27 23 16 00 2012  30.545 -113.909  10 5.4   Northern Baja California, Mexico

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Puerto Penasco, Sonora.

 

 8 27 06 10 18 2014  59.309 -145.585   4 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 27 15 14 05 2016  55.787 -158.362   6 5.0   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

 

 8 26  5 59 31 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.4   New Ireland

 8 26 19 50  1 1977 -59.400  -20.500  33 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

 

Not reported felt in the sparsely populated epicentral area.

 

 8 26 14 31 22 1979  19.066  122.096  15 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity IV at Aparri. Also felt at Vigan and Baguio, 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

 

 8 26 22 39 37 1949  54.670 -133.880   0 5.5   British Colombia

 8 26  4 39 27 1950  65.000 -162.000   0 6.5   Northern Alaska

 

Earthquake on the Seward Peninsula east of Nome. Felt by many. Some buildings swayed during the quake. Felt also at Wales and Shishmaref,

 

 8 26 10 27 40 1959  50.600 -130.470   0 5.7   British Colombia

 8 26 10 19 35 1966  67.100 -161.500   0 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 26 21 47 10 1973  51.170 -179.260  32 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 26  1 24 58 1999  58.153 -154.784  97 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Kodiak.

 

 8 26  9  2 52 2000  53.032 -174.770 218 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 8 26 23 11 37 2004  64.750  -86.270  18 5.0   Nunavut, Canada

 8 26 23 40 39 2006  51.331 -179.573  35 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 26 20 57 58 2012  33.024 -115.549   9 5.5   Southern California

 

(PAS). Felt (V) at Holtville and (IV) at Borrego Springs, Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Imperial, Niland and San Diego. Felt (IV) at Mexicali and Rosarito and (III) in the Ensenada-Tijuana area, Baja California. Felt throughout southern California and southwestern Arizona. Also felt at Puerto Penasco and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 25  9 44 42 1916 -21.000  -68.000 180 7.5   Argentina

 8 25  5 44 40 1926 -23.000  172.000  50 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 8 25  7 50 25 1933  31.800  103.500  60 7.4   So. China

 

Up to 10,000 killed in Sichuan, China. Extreme damage. (NEIC data).

 

 8 25  6  9 23 1948 -24.400  -64.600  50 7.0   Argentina

 

Five killed and injured in Salta Province, Argentina.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 25 21  0  0 1865  48.500 -123.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Near Vancouver Island, B.C. A strong shock felt principally on Olympic Peninsula, WA.

 

 8 25  4 14 21 1949  52.200 -179.300   0 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 25  2 15 10 1950  49.520 -129.270   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 8 25 15 57 43 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 5.0   So. California

 8 25 17 41 57 1960  52.500 -169.200  22 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 25 20  7 41 1969  66.500 -145.800  50 5.1   Northern Alaska

 8 25 13 38 24 1980  59.883 -152.896 110 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 25 15  5 19 1982  60.093 -139.473  12 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 25  9  7 52 1996  51.597 -176.967  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 25 02 22 18 2004  61.588 -146.416  39 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Eagle River and Valdez; (III) at Chugiak, Gakona and Palmer; (II) at Girdwood and Sheep Mountain. Also felt at Cordova and Glennallen.

 

 8 25 22 24 56 2008  49.022 -128.493  10 5.0   Off Coast of Washington

 

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

 

An unlocated earthquake occurred in Myanmar in the area of Thayetmyo and Prome where it was most severe. Also felt at Akyab and False Island. False Islands located southeast of Cheduba Island disapperared following the earthquake.

 

 8 24 16 30  0 1869 -19.600  -70.230   0 7.4   So. Peru/Bolivia

 8 24 20 59 54 1904  30.000  130.000  25 7.9   Kyushu, Japan area

 8 24 21 43 30 1928 -15.000  168.000 220 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 8 24 21 35 22 1931  30.300   67.800  60 7.0   Afghanistan

 8 24 22 50 27 1942 -15.000  -76.000  60 8.6   Central Peru

 

Thirty were killed along the coast of Peru with severe damage with intensity up to IX.

 

 8 24 21 30 48 1959 -10.740  161.430   0 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Aftershocks of events on August 19 and 20, 1959.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 24  6  7 15 1949  43.500 -127.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 24 22 37 13 1949  52.780 -132.110   0 5.5   British Colombia

 8 24 17 45 34 1950  42.500 -126.000   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 24  5 51 32 1954  39.583 -118.450  10 6.8   California/Nevada area

 

Part of the Dixie Valley swarm of strong earthquakes during 1954. The mainshock of July 6 caused rupture which continued in this event. Vertical ground breakage occurred in the Carson Sink area. Damage occurred to buildings, roads and irrigation facilities. Estimated damage for this event was $91,000.

 

 8 24  5 57 46 1954  39.500 -118.500   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8 24 21 56 54 1964  58.400 -150.300  22 5.8   Southern Alaska

 8 24 13 12 21 1965  59.350 -145.880  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 24  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 24 10 41 12 1974  52.441 -168.271  40 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 22 18 55 1974  52.297 -168.314  37 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 15 46 28 1981  51.456 -178.319  59 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 24  4  9 15 1982  53.620 -165.497  28 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 13 36 29 1983  40.304 -124.663   9 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 8 24 21 45  1 1995  51.770 -173.830  34 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 17  5 40 1998  53.180 -169.093 193 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 10 20 44 2014  38.220 -122.313  11 6.0   Northern California

 

A strong earthquakes hit in northern San Francisco Bay and Napa, California (M 6.0-6.4) NEIC received nearly 40,000 felt reports on the San Francisco Bay quake, a record to date. The California quake was felt throughout most of northern and central California and as far as Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Nevada up to 800 km from the epicenter with intensity II.  It did extensive damage, up to $1 billion, in the epicentral area but while there were two reported heart attacks and several severe injuries no one was killed in this earthquake in 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

 

 8 23  0  0  0 1715 -16.800  -71.500  80 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Maximum intensity VII in Peru.

 

 8 23 21 12 13 1936   5.000   95.000  40 7.3   Nicobar Islands

 

Moderate damage in northern Indonesia with maximum intensity VIII at Banda Acer, Lhok Sukon and Lhoksemawe. At least 9 killed.

 

 8 23  6 35 21 1942  53.000  162.500  60 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 8 23 19 46  3 1965  16.300  -95.800  20 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Limited damage in Oaxaca, five killed. Major shock in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.  Felt over a large area. In Mexico City four were electrocuted by broken cables.  One was dead in Oaxaca. Up to 30 homes were destroyed in Oaxaca and more than 9 villages were damaged. Large cracks occurred in buildings in Mexico City.  Felt at Vera Cruz, Puebla and Cordoba.

 

 8 23  3 30  8 1976  32.500  104.200  33 7.1   So. China

 8 23  0 38 32 1978  10.204  -85.222  56 7.2   Nicaragua

 8 23  0 50 24 1978   9.888  -85.505  41 7.0   Costa Rica

 

Minor damage occurred at Santa Cruz. Felt strongly from San Jose to southern Nicaragua.

 

 8 23 12 41 56 1985  39.431   75.224   7 7.5   Northern India

 

At least 71 killed, 162 injured. About 85% of buildings were destroyed in the Wuqia and Shufu area left up to 15,000 homeless. Highways were cracked nd sandblows occurred in Wuqia County. Damage occurred at Kashi. Also felt in the USSR, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshaway, Pakistan.

 

 8 23  7  6  3 1995  18.856  145.218 595 7.1   No. Marianas

 

Felt on Saipan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8 23 18  1 35 1931  40.200 -125.600   1 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

West of Cape Mendocino, California, this event broke the mantle of the Punta Gorda lighthouse and spilled mercury. Water spilled from outdoor containers at Garberville. Small objects overturned at Blocksburg.

 

 8 23  2 59  6 1949  55.080 -134.010   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8 23 19 37 33 1949  52.420 -131.870   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8 23 20 24 31 1949  52.690 -132.230   0 6.4   British Colombia

 

Strong aftershocks of the event of August 20-21. Most of these were felt in the same area as the mainshock.

 

 8 23 10  9  7 1952  34.516 -118.183  13 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in the Acton, CA area. Damage was slight at Amboy, Camarillo, Moorpark and Oxnard.

 

 8 23  0  0  0 1954  39.600 -118.500   0 6.8   California/Nevada area

 

Part of the Dixie Valley swarm of strong earthquakes during 1954. The mainshock of July 6 caused rupture which continued in this event. Vertical ground breakage occurred in the Carson Sink area. Damage occurred to buildings, roads and irrigation facilities. Estimated damage for this event was $91,000.

 

 8 23 15 32 39 1955  43.500 -127.400  33 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 23  8 40  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershock of the August 17 earthquake, this was felt in West Yellowstone.  A landslide blocked the road at Selby Dam.

 

 8 23 19 29 13 1962  41.850 -124.333   2 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off the coast of Northern California near Crescent City. Damage occurred to chimneys, plaster and windows as far as Brookings, Oregon. Some Redwood trees were damaged by having tops lopped off.

 

 8 23  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.6   Alberta

 8 23  8 47 16 1972  58.227 -153.513  60 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 23  0  4 23 1980  54.845 -160.298  38 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 23  0 45 55 1980  55.030 -160.399  38 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 10 10 58 1985  51.400 -174.900   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 10 52 42 1985  52.900 -175.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 11  3 53 1985  51.400 -174.800   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 21 40  6 1987  42.914  -78.058   2 5.0   New York State

 8 23 15 20 43 1989  52.380 -168.230  40 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 17 36 48 1989  52.000 -167.200   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 20 25 22 1989  52.770 -168.220  27 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 14  1 12 1998  51.694 -175.378  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23  5 14  7 2000  51.298 -179.680  56 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 05 46 18 2011  37.063 -104.701   4 5.3   Colorado

 

(NEIC) Moderate damage(VII) at Segundo. Minor damage (VI) at Cokedale and Valdez and (V) at Trinidad. A rockslide occurred on State Highway 12 approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) east of Segundo. Felt (V) at Weston; (IV) at Aguilar, Arapahoe, Las Animas, Manzanola, San Luis and Sugar City; (III) at Colorado City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eads, Florence, Fowler, Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Ordway, Pueblo, Rocky Ford, Rye, USAF Academy and Walsenburg. Felt in most of eastern and central Colorado and in parts of southwestern Colorado as far as Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Wray. Felt (IV) at Raton and Springer; (III) at Des Moines and Maxwell;(II) at Cimarron, Questa and Taos, New Mexico. Felt(II) at Goodland and Syracuse, Kansas. Felt (II) at Boise City, Oklahoma and at McCook, Nebraska. Felt widely in southwestern Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern New Mexico. Also felt in a few places in Texas, at Cheyenne, Wyoming and at Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 8 23 17 51 04 2011  37.936  -77.933   6 5.7   Virginia

 

(NEIC) Moderately heavy damage (VIII) occurred in a rural region of Louisa County southwest of Mineral. Widespread light to moderate damage occurred from central Virginia to southern Maryland including the District of Columbia area. Minor damage reported in parts of Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Very strongly felt (VII) at Boston, Bumpass, Kents Store, Louisa, Mineral, Rhoadesville and Sumerduck. Felt strongly in much of central Virginia and southern Maryland. Felt throughout the eastern US from central Georgia to central Maine and west to Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. Felt in many parts of southeastern Canada from Montreal to Windsor.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 22 24  0  0 1715 -16.800  -71.500  80 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Maximum intensity VII in Peru.

 

 8 22 15  0  0 1782  35.040  139.010   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A landslide occurred at Hakone. More than 1000 houses were destroyed including the castle at Odawara. A tsunami was generated in the Sagami Bay which drowned many.

 

 

 8 22 18  0  0 1792  54.000  162.000  40 8.4   E. of Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated. The Raduga River went dry and the Avache Inlet was agitated. Some question regarding the tsunami.

 

 8 22 15  0  0 1856  41.000  142.025   0 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

An earthquake off Sanriku and Hachinohe. At least 100 houses collapsed.  A tsunami was generated which drowned 26 and washed 93 houses away. The maximum tsunami height was 5 meters at Tanohama. The water retreated for one mile stranding boats, but was shallower later. The 5th wave was the largest and water passed over the Isthmus of Funakoshi.

 

 8 22  3  1  0 1902  39.800   76.200  40 8.1   Northern India

 

Severe damage in the Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang area. Maximum intensity up to X. Up to 2500 were killed.

 

 8 22  6 51 35 1936  22.300  120.800  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

Hengchun Earthquake. At least 3 injured and 10 killed. Moderate damage.

 

 8 22  3 27 18 1940  53.000 -165.500  25 7.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  4  1 12 1949  53.620 -133.270   0 8.1   British Colombia

 

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada. Animals and people on Queen Charlotte Islands (Graham Island) were knocked down by the shaking.  Chimneys fell and oil tanks collapsed in Terrace. Cars were moved about on the road. At Delkatla, the bridge "writhed like a snake" and the ground was cracked. Horses in the epicentral area became restless up to an hour before the quake and could not be controlled. One crack across the Delkatla Slough was 50 feet long and 6 inches across and the bottom could not be located. Trees were felled in the epicentral area. At Prince George alarmed people ran into the streets. The event was felt from Portland, OR to Jaspar, Alberta, Canada.  An area of more than 2 million square miles was affected. As the surface waves passed Ottawa more than 3500 km distant astronomers were unable to use telescopes as the shaking was too great. A surveyor in the Arctic reported he could not find his position as the cross hairs in his telescope could not be held steady.  Source: Seismic Activity in Canada west of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Dominion Observatory. (This publication gives the date as August 20 - 21st UT). 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

 

 8 22  5  8  0 1905  36.800  -89.600   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Maximum intensity VI occurred in the Mississippi Valley at Memphis, TN.  Felt in Evansville, Indiana. At St. Louis, MO a roof collapsed. Chimneys were thrown down and walls cracked at Sikeston, MO. Earthquake noises accompanied the event. 

 

 8 22 22 24  0 1907  57.000 -161.000 120 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  5 28 18 1914  44.000 -129.000   0 6.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 22 20 30 52 1935  73.250  -71.500   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 22  3 27 18 1940  53.000 -165.500  60 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Akutan. Felt at Dutch Harbor. At Unalaska buildings rocked and dishes rattled.

 

 8 22  4  1 12 1949  53.620 -133.270   0 8.1   British Colombia

 

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada. Animals and people on Queen Charlotte Islands (Graham Island) were knocked down by the shaking.  Chimneys fell and oil tanks collapsed in Terrace. Cars were moved about on the road. At Delkatla, the bridge "writhed like a snake" and the ground was cracked. Horses in the epicentral area became restless up to an hour before the quake and could not be controlled. One crack across the Delkatla Slough was 50 feet long and 6 inches across and the bottom could not be located. Trees were felled in the epicentral area. At Prince George alarmed people ran into the streets. The event was felt from Portland, OR to Jaspar, Alberta, Canada.  An area of more than 2 million square miles was affected. As the surface waves passed Ottawa more than 3500 km distant astronomers were unable to use telescopes as the shaking was too great. A surveyor in the Arctic reported he could not find his position as the cross hairs in his telescope could not be held steady.  Source: Seismic Activity in Canada west of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Dominion Observatory. (This publication gives the date as August 20 - 21st UT). A tsunami was generated.

 

8 22 22 41 24 1952  35.333 -118.916  16 5.8   So. California

 

This earthquake at Bakersfield was felt with intensity VIII and damage to downtown Bakersfield totalled about $10 million. Two were killed and 35 injured. Many buildings weakened by the July 21 mainshock were further damaged. City Hall and the Kern County courthouse were abandoned. Damage also occurred to jails, churches and schools and to infrastructure. Chimneys fell and walls and windows cracked.

 

 8 22  9 27  2 1963  42.250 -126.550  10 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 22  3  3 21 1964  31.500 -114.300  15 5.3   SW U.S.A

 8 22 18 14 37 1973  57.067 -154.101  38 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 8 22  2  1 46 1976  59.997 -153.108 135 5.4   Southern Alaska

 8 22 15 23 21 1982  51.658 -176.784  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  9 46 29 1984  44.411 -114.129   1 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt over an area of 173,000 sq. km in Idaho, Montana and Oregon with epicenter and aftershocks near Challis, Idaho. Small objects overturned and fell, hanging objects were misplaced, building and walls creaked and cracked and windows rattled. Some glassware broke. 

 

 8 22  5 26 20 1988  52.452 -170.676  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  1  7 56 1991  50.970 -176.620  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22 12 20 38 1992  39.490  -70.440  33 5.5   Off East Coast U.S.

 8 22 19 24 12 2002  43.921 -128.366  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

 

 8 21 15  0  0 1718  35.030  137.090   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Strongly destructive in central Honshu, Japan especially at Yamashito, Shinano, Totomi and Mikawa. Intensity VIII-IX.

 

 8 21  5 38 36 1910 -17.000 -179.000 600 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 21 16 28 55 1911 -21.000 -176.000 300 7.3   Tonga Islands

 8 21 18  0 18 1946 -24.000 -177.000 100 7.0   Tonga Islands

 8 21 10 57 58 1951  19.500 -155.950   5 7.0   Hawaii

 

Moderate damage in Hawaii. This earthquake was destructive on the Kona coast. Cracks as wide as six inches occurred on the main coast highway.  Boulders fell from the mountains causing heavy surf. Pictures fell off the walls at Napoopoo and Kealakekua. Churches fell in Hookena. Houses moved from foundations and stone walls were thrown down. Two persons were injured when a house collapsed at Kai Malino. Water was lost throughout most of the area due to collapsing water tanks. Telephone service was also out. A 12-foot tsunami was generated by a cliff falling into the ocean. This tsunami damaged a boat dock at Napoopoo. A landslide covered the Royal Burial grounds at Kapu o Keona. Many other landslides occurred.

 

 

 8 21 23 12 29 1989  22.900  123.900   0 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt throughout the Island of Taiwan. Also felt in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

 

 8 21 06 52 06 2001 -36.813 -179.575  33 7.1   East of North Island, New Zealand

 

Power was interrupted on North Island. Felt throughout much of North Island and as far south as Marlborough, South Island. Also felt on Raoul, Kermadec Islands.

 

 

 8 21 12 12 50 2003 -45.104  167.144  28 7.5   South Island, New Zealand

 

Minor Damage in Otago and Southland. Chimneys fell and walls were cracked at Denedin, Invercargill and Te Anau. Hundreds of landslides were observed and damage occurred in Fiordland National Park. A small tsunami with maximum height 0.6 meters was observed in Jackson Bay in Westland. Strongly felt on South Island. Also felt on North Island and in Sydney New South Wales and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 21  4 20  0 1918  44.200  -70.600   0 5.7   New England

 

An earthquake in southern Maine caused chimneys to fall at Norway and South Paris.  A change of water level occurred on Little Sebago Lake. The quake was felt in Cumberland, Port Elizabeth, Bridgton, Lewiston and other towns in the vicinity.

 

 8 21 10 57 58 1951  19.500 -155.950   5 7.0   Hawaii

 

Moderate damage in Hawaii. This earthquake was destructive on the Kona coast. Cracks as wide as six inches occurred on the main coast highway.  Boulders fell from the mountains causing heavy surf. Pictures fell off the walls at Napoopoo and Kealakekua. Churches fell in Hookena. Houses moved from foundations and stone walls were thrown down. Two persons were injured when a house collapsed at Kai Malino. Water was lost throughout most of the area due to collapsing water tanks. Telephone service was also out. A 12-foot tsunami was generated by a cliff falling into the ocean. This tsunami damaged a boat dock at Napoopoo. A landslide covered the Royal Burial grounds at Kapu o Keona. Many other landslides occurred. 

 

 8 21  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.0   Alberta

 8 21 23 40 30 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 8 21 22 43 39 1971  54.356 -162.449  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 22 19 22 1975  60.279 -151.093  53 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 21 19 20 37 1982  53.571 -163.646  38 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21  1 36 23 1991  54.190 -164.310  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21  1  2 18 1992  43.930 -128.344  20 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 21  1 46 38 1993  34.029 -116.321   9 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley with intensity V. Felt throughout southern California from Los Angeles to Riverside and San Diego.

 

 8 21  8 54  5 1996  51.367 -178.268  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 18 43 26 1998  51.702  175.079  33 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 8 21 17 11 14 2002  51.476 -178.354  33 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 23 31 49 2003  68.689 -148.038  12 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt as far as Anaktuvuk Pass.

 

 8 21 23 50 41 2007  51.253  179.411  47 5.1   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

 

 8 20 12  0  0 1857  -5.300  -80.540  40 7.4   No. Peru

 8 20  9 53  0 1908  32.000   89.000  60 7.0   Xizang

 8 20 23 54 25 1927   5.000  -82.500  60 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 8 20 11 59 16 1937  14.500  121.500  60 7.5   Luzon, Philippines

 

The strongest earthquake in the Philippines since 1882 but the duration was too short to cause extensive damage. Manila and nearby provinces reported considerable damage and injuries. These included badly damaged office buildings, bridges, towers and churches. A number of schools were extensively damaged. Water mains broke. In some buildings elevators jammed during the earthquake. A tsunami was generated which caused damage at Quezon on the Calauag Bay. The water rose to high tide level in about 10 minutes. At Tayabas the sea wall was damaged as was the water system.  Subsidence and liquefaction were common.

 

 8 20 15 25  4 1952  43.200 -126.500   0 7.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 20 23  9 10 1988  26.890   86.580  78 7.2   India

 

An earthquake along the Nepal-India border killed 721 while leaving nearly 65,000 buildings damaged. More than 6500 were injured in eastern Nepal. Maximum intensity was VIII. Liquefaction occurred in southern Nepal. Damage extended from Bihar, India to Darjiling and Sikkim. Felt in Delhi and Myanmar and Bangladesh.

 

 

 8 20  0  3  3 1990  43.400  143.700   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 8 20  6 40 56 1998  28.932  139.329 441 7.1   Bonin Islands

 

This deep focus earthquake was felt over a large area including as far north as Tokyo and Yokohama more than 500 km to the north. Maximum intensity occurred at III at Chichijima and Tateyama, 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

 

 8 20 20  5 44 1927  41.000 -124.600   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located in the Humboldt Bay, this event caused chimneys to fall in Eureka and Arcata and cracked windows. Some cars went out of control.  Ground cracks appears and moderate lsndslides occurred. Felt nearly 100 km from the epicenter including at Fortuna, Ferndale and Scotia.

 

 8 20  0 47  0 1934  37.000  -89.200   0 5.7   New Madrid area

 

Widely felt in the central U.S. including in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and especially at Rodney Missouri where chimneys were thrown down, plaster and windows cracked and objects fell off shelves.

 

 8 20  7 17 26 1939  54.000 -164.000  75 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong earthquake occurred in the Fox Islands and cracked plaster at Dutch Harbor. Also felt on ships in the harbor.

 

 8 20  1 44 55 1950  47.250 -113.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity VI in western Montana at Desert Mountain Lookout. Landslides were observed and well water muddied. Felt at Mud Lake Lookout and Niarada. Ranger towers swayed in the epicentral area.

 

 8 20 15 25  4 1952  43.200 -126.500   0 7.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8 20 19 11 27 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Hebgen Lake, Montana this event caused people to run from buildings.  A rockslide was observed near Hebgen Dam.

 

 8 20  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 20  9 37 14 1990  60.290 -151.490  95 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 20 12  2 37 1996  51.494 -178.408  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8 20 14 56 39 1998  51.663  175.123  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 15  7 38 1998  51.657  175.033  33 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 19 41 42 1998  51.647  175.309  33 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

Events were not reported felt.

 

 8 20 13 50 26 1999  44.785 -112.788  16 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt from Billings, Montana to Idaho Falls, Idaho and throughout southwestern Montana. Maximum intensity at Butte, Dell and Lima, Montana.

 

 8 20 19 26 53 2004  51.665 -176.969  62 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 02 52 35 2010  51.367 -178.503  54 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 16 40 33 2010  54.156 -166.159 108 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 20 21 49 2014  52.422  175.365  10 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

 

 8 19 12  7 27 1925  55.300  168.000  60 7.2   Near Islands

 8 19  5  9 50 1961 -10.800  -71.000 649 7.0   Central Peru

 

Felt at Arequipa, Peru.

 

 8 19  5 33 30 1961  36.017  136.767  17 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

This earthquake known as the Kita Mino earthquake occurred in an area known for destructive earthquakes. The epicenter was located in the Haku-San National Park. 9 killed and 36 injured most from falling rocks. The earthquake was followed by many aftershocks. An unusual distribution of first motions for this earthquake does not follow the normal pattern and the nature of this shock is questionable. It is very likely that this is a classic example of a large shock triggered by a seismic wave from another strong earthquake.  The timing between the Peru event and the succeeding Honshu quake is 23 min.  40 sec. The distance between these events is 144 degrees. A core reflection from Peru (PKS or SKP) would have arrived at the Honshu epicenter within 10-15 seconds of the initiation of the rupture in Japan. It seems likely that this phase initiated the deadly earthquake in Honshu. 

 

 8 19 12 22 10 1966  39.170   41.560  26 7.1   Turkey

 

An earthquake at Varto, Turkey was highly destructive and was felt over an area of more than 300,000 sq. km. affecting the region of Mus, Bingol and Erzurum.  A number of buildings collapsed at Erzurum. Maximum intensity was IX. At least 2520 were killed , 1.370 injured and 19,000 houses destroyed (most made from adobe). More than 100,000 were left homeless. A major aftershock occurred on Sept. 12 which left more dead and injured. Landslides and earthquakes were observed.

 

 8 19  6  8 55 1977 -11.085  118.464  33 8.0   So. of Indonesia

 

While this event occurred on the sea floor and the epicenter was far from land, it generated a tsunami which damaged many areas along the coast at Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Sumba. At Kuta-Bali one person was killed and 5 houses collapsed. 26 boats were damaged. In Lombok 20 were killed and 115 houses damaged. 132 boats were carried away or destroyed. In Sumbawa 134 were killed and about 1000 lost property including a school, 63 houses and a mosque.  On the Island of Nusatenggara the quake and tsunami killed up to 161 people damaged 440 houses and left 467 boats missing or damaged. 5 school buildings collapsed. The maximum tsunami height was 10 meters at Sumbawa and was 6 meters in Northern Australia.

 

 

 8 19 15 59  2 1982   6.718  -82.680  10 7.0   Costa Rica

 

This event was felt throughout Costa Rica and Panama including at David and Panama City. Three people were injured.

 

 8 19  2  4 37 1992  42.142   73.575  27 7.5   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

More than 75 killed and many villages were destroyed. At least 8000 homes and buildings were destroyed. Landslides were common in the Susamyrtau Mountains. Structural damaged occurred throughout a large area of Kyrgyzstan.  Liquefaction was observed in the region of Toluk.

 

 8 19 11 01 01 2002 -21.696 -179.513 580 7.7   Fiji Islands      

 8 19 11 08 24 2002 -23.884  178.495 675 7.7   South of the Fiji Islands      

 

Felt in the Auckland area, New Zealand. Also felt at Suva, Fiji.  A strong aftershock sequence followed. This is very unusual for deep focus earthquakes.

 

 8 19 07 32 22 2016 -55.279  -31.874  10 7.4   South Sandwich Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 19 13 50 46 1948  63.000 -150.500 100 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage and Cordova. At Anchorage it was strongly felt. Light fixtures, furniture and venetian blinds swayed. Similar at Cordova.

 

 8 19 21 31 55 1957  51.200 -171.200  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8 19  4  4  2 1959  44.900 -111.633  10 6.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 19 19  6 29 1959  45.000 -111.400   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 19 19 43 48 1959  45.000 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershocks of the mainshock at 06:37 in Yellowstone. One or all these shocks caused additional slides in the Hebgen Lake area. Rescue workers were endangered by falling boulders.

 

 8 19  4 56 24 1961  44.700 -122.500  33 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in northwestern Oregon felt from Lane County, Oregon to Cowlitz County, Washington. Felt and caused slight damage at Lebanon where chimneys fell, windows broke and traffic lights and signs fell. At Albany, Oregon plaster cracked.

 

 8 19 11 23 12 1966  53.590 -167.320  24 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.0   Alberta

 8 19 22 20 48 1971  62.600 -160.200 100 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 19 22 49 31 1979  47.640  -69.959  18 5.4   Maine

 

Felt in the St. Simeon area of southern Quebec with intensity V. Also felt at Lille, Maine and Saint Francis, Quebec.

 

 8 19 14 46 27 1982  52.305 -169.663  24 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  4 59 33 1983  60.138 -152.806  97 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 19  0 57 40 1992  50.502 -174.922  10 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak. Also felt at Atka.

 

 8 19  8 11 54 1993  51.579 -171.217  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  4 19 16 1996  51.451 -178.367  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 19  5 26 21 1998  52.578 -167.575  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19 03 24 42 2002  51.281  178.613  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 19 18 19 27 2009  61.228 -150.858  66 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

(AEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Fort Richardson, Palmer, Talkeetna and Willow; (III) at Chugiak, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Kenai and Wasilla; (II) at Girdwood, Seward and Soldotna. Also felt at Anchor Point, Cordova, Denali National Park, Glennallen, Indian, Rampart, Sterling, Trapper Creek, Tyonek and Valdez.

 

 8 19 08 07 35 2012  47.789 -128.619  10 5.6   Off Coast of Washington

 

(NEIC) Felt at Auburn, Blaine, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Graham, Oak Harbor, Vancouver and Walla Walla.  Also felt at Portland, Oregon and at Victoria, 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

 

 8 18  0 39 30 1909 -22.000  172.000 100 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 8 18 16 55 25 1919 -20.500 -178.500 300 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 18  9 53 41 1930 -55.000  -27.000  50 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

 8 18 14 21  4 1931  47.400   90.000   0 7.2   Mongolia

 8 18  1  7 34 1950  25.500   96.000   0 7.0   Myanmar

 8 18  4 42 26 1954 -21.200 -176.000 160 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 18 21 42 36 1957  50.030  156.180  60 7.2   Kamchatka

 8 18  6 37 15 1959  44.833 -111.083   0 7.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

One of the most powerful historical earthquakes in the Yellowstone area.  This event is referred to as the Hebgen Lake earthquake. A great and disastrous avalanche occurred on the south wall of the Madison River Canyon forming a barrier that blocked the gorge and flow of the lake and created a lake 175 feet deep. 28 were killed in this and other nearby slides. Fault scarps occurred up to 21 feet high near Red Canyon Creek. Homes in Hebgen Lake were badly damaged. Many roadways were damaged with total coast up to $11 million U.S. Dollars. The strongest intensity was VIII in northern Yellowstone Park. New geysers formed and hot springs became muddy. Minor damage was observed from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Felt throughout western U.S. from Seattle, Washington to Rapid City, So. Dakota on the east and from Elko, Nevada to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

 8 18 10 44 13 1974 -38.453  -73.431  36 7.1   Central Chile

 

Slight Damage was observed at Valdivia and La Union, 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

 

 8 18 10 59  0 1908  40.830 -124.170   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Houses cracked an chimneys toppled at Eureka and Freshwater north of Eureka. Fissures occurred in soft ground.

 

 8 18 21 12  0 1912  36.500 -111.500   0 5.7   Utah area

 

This earthquake occurred northeast of Williams, Arizona and was felt over an area of radius 250-300 miles from New Mexico to Utah. Many houses were damaged in the area. Rockslides were common. An earth crack occurred to the north of San Francisco Range more than 50 miles long. 

 

 8 18 14  5  0 1915  48.530 -121.430   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt from Seattle to Victoria and Laurier. Also felt in British Columbia and northwestern Washington.

 

 8 18  5 12 15 1922  35.750 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Earthquake in the Cholame region, a sparsely settled area of the San Andreas Rift zone. Intensity was fairly feeble.

 

 8 18 20 22 49 1932  49.000 -129.000   0 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8 18 21 55 24 1942  38.600 -118.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake was felt for an area of about 7000 sq miles around Hawthorne, NV. From Fallon to Dyer Nevada and to Bridgeport, CA on the west. Maximum intensity VI at Mason, NV. Scales moved on a counter.

 

 8 18 19 12  2 1948  40.370 -124.330   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Light shock felt by many at Eureka. Buildings creaked and objects shifted. Slight swaying of buildings and trees. Felt throughout the northern California coastline.

 

 8 18  6  0 52 1958  30.500 -114.000   0 5.2   SW U.S.A

 8 18  6 37 15 1959  44.833 -111.083   0 7.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

One of the most powerful historical earthquakes in the Yellowstone area.  This event is referred to as the Hebgen Lake earthquake. A great and disastrous avalanche occurred on the south wall of the Madison River Canyon forming a barrier that blocked the gorge and flow of the lake and created a lake 175 feet deep. 28 were killed in this and other nearby slides. Fault scarps occurred up to 21 feet high near Red Canyon Creek. Homes in Hebgen Lake were badly damaged. Many roadways were damaged with total coast up to $11 million U.S. Dollars. The strongest intensity was VIII in northern Yellowstone Park. New geysers formed and hot springs became muddy. Minor damage was observed from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Felt throughout western U.S. from Seattle, Washington to Rapid City, So. Dakota on the east and from Elko, Nevada to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

 8 18  7 56 18 1959  45.000 -110.500  10 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18  8 41 48 1959  44.900 -110.800  10 6.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18 11  3 52 1959  44.800 -111.100   0 5.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18 15 26  6 1959  44.883 -110.743  10 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershocks of the mainshock at 06:37 in Yellowstone. One or all these shocks caused additional slides in the Hebgen Lake area. Rescue workers were endangered by falling boulders.

 

 8 18 16 43 55 1962  62.290 -152.470  36 6.1   Central Alaska

 8 18 17 46 15 1962  62.250 -152.430  37 6.4   Central Alaska

 

This shock woke many at Moose Pass and Palmer. Trees and bushes shook, small objects shifted.

 

 8 18 18 43 16 1963  50.300 -176.900  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  2 13 37 1964  40.200 -125.600  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 8 18 16 48  8 1965  52.760 -176.270 175 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  1 39 30 1969  25.090 -109.150  73 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 18  2 57 43 1969  25.245 -109.798  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 18  7  0  2 1969  25.079 -108.934  33 5.4   Gulf of California

 8 18 23 21 34 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 8 18 17 52  6 1970  60.700 -145.384  16 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage and Cordova. Also felt at Palmer.

 

 8 18 14 56 42 1975  57.362 -150.219  24 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8 18 18 52 28 1978  59.893 -153.570 117 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Cracks appeared in plasterboard, cinderblock and small objects shifted at Clam Gulch. Al felt at Anchorage and Fairbanks. Felt with intensity VI.

 

 8 18 13 27 54 1981  65.840  -89.890  18 5.1   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 8 18  0  5 44 1982  52.897 -163.583   9 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  9 18  8 1995  53.580 -163.642  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  1  6 19 1999  37.907 -122.686   7 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity V at Bolinas and San Francisco. Felt along the Central California coast from Annapolis to Santa Cruz on the south.

 

 8 18 02 21 19 2008  52.146 -170.600  30 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 18 15 37 40 2011  51.747 -130.717  10 5.1   Haida Gwaii BC, 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

 

 8 17  0 10 47 1906  50.770  179.730   0 8.0   Rat Islands

 

This earthquake was not well located at the time but was relocated at a later date. Dynamic S-waves from this earthquake were probably instrumental in triggering the earthquake in Chile 30 minutes later which was damaging and deadly.

 

 8 17  0 40  0 1906 -33.000  -72.000  60 8.6   Central Chile

 

Known as the great Valparaiso Earthquake. This was the first fully documented Chilean quake from the modern point of view. The epicenter was near Valparaiso and maximum intensity IX-X extended to the north for several hundred km in which area considerable damage occurred (from Papudo and eastward to Tiltil and Melipilla. Santiago felt the quake with intensity VIII. Two ships offshore were damaged by the seaquake (shaking at sea from an earthquake). On the S.S. Thuringa gangway plates were thrown in the air and damage and leaking from the hull was found. A 50-ton crane fell over and narrowly missed the docked ship. On the S.S. Varda it was feared the ship would break in two and lifeboats were released. Pipes broke and water flooded the engine room but the anchor was not lost. The lower part of Valparaiso was largely destroyed probably due to its location on landfill. A fire followed and destroyed much of the city built on hillsides. A tsunami followed with maximum amplitude of 2-3 feet. A tsunami in Japan was probably the result of the Andreanof Islands earthquake which occurred half an hour earlier. Coastal uplift occurred up to about 1 meter especially at Valparaiso but the uplift was not permanent and later subsided. Felt throughout much of South America from off the eastern Seaboard (aboard a ship off the Atlantic coast of Patagonia) to Buenos Aires, the Juan Fernandez Islands and Peru.

 

 8 17 17 27 54 1907  52.000  157.000 120 7.2   Kamchatka

 8 17 10 32  0 1908 -60.000  -40.000  60 7.4   So. So. America

 8 17  1 44 42 1935 -22.500  171.000 120 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 8 17 18 34 13 1949  43.500  146.200  75 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

No damage reported. Felt in eastern Hokkaido.

 

 8 17 18 44 20 1949  39.570   40.620  40 7.0   Turkey

 

Aga Kevy was destroyed in the area of eastern Turkey. Very destructive at Erzurum, Karlilova and Bingel. Also damaged homes and offices at Cat and Kigl. Up to 320 were killed. Maximum intensity X. May have been triggered by the Hokkaido earthquake 10 minutes earlier.

 

 8 17 16  2  7 1952  30.500   91.500  60 7.5   Xizang

 

In eastern Tibet. 850 buildings destroyed in Pongolo and Tanpu. 55 killed, 157 injured.

 

 8 17 21  4 43 1959  -7.800  156.300   0 7.2   Solomon Islands

 

Damage occurred on the Solomon Islands. Particular damage occurred on the islands of Choiseul and the New Georgia Islands.

 

 8 17 21 16 33 1961  46.370  149.440 160 7.0   So. Kurils

 8 17 20 14 59 1969  25.015 -109.527  33 7.2   Gulf of California

 8 17 23 44  6 1972  -5.962  152.902  10 7.1   New Britain

 

Felt with maximum intensity of V at Rabaul and Palmalmal. A tsunami was generated which had maximum amplitude of two feet at Pomino on southeast New Britain.

 

 8 17  4 19 27 1976   7.200  122.900  22 7.2   Celebes Sea

 

Aftershock of strong and damaging earthquake in Mindanao on Aug. 16 which left up to 6000 dead and 90,000 homeless. Additional damage was reported but was mixed with the damage from Aug. 16. Following is a summary of that event.  This earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines occurred about 1000 km south of Manila. The quake killed more than 1,200 leaving thousands homeless. Many government and private buildings and bridges collapsed or suffered extensive damage. The province of Lanao del Sur was the hardest hit. More than 175 were killed in Balabagan town. In Paraadian City 30 were killed and more than 100 families left homeless. At Davao nearly 1000 were reported killed in collapsed houses and buildings. Damage was also extensive at Cotabato City. Notre Dame University was extensively damaged. The quake was followed by a strong tsunami with maximum amplitude up to 15 feet at Lanao del Sur. This tsunami and swept many out to sea while destroying wharves and housing.  Liquefaction was common and subsidence caused a market in Lebak to sink half a foot. Ground water changes were common.

 

 8 17 10 55 54 1983  55.867  161.287  63 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 8 17 22 17 15 1991  41.821 -125.397  14 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Klamath, Oregon. Also felt as far as Sacramento and Eugene, Oregon. The third of a set of earthquakes off the coast of northern Oregon from Aug. 15-17, 1991.

 

 8 17  0  1 39 1999  40.748   29.864  17 7.8   Izmit, Turkey  

 

At least 17,000 were killed and 50,000 injured from this earthquake which left more than 500,000 homeless and thousands missing. Estimated cost was $7 billion (U.S. Dollars). Severe damage from Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakryna Provinces of Turkey. Damage occurred to homes, public buildings and mosques.  Liquefaction was common and large sections of several cities were inundated and subsided. Part of the motorway between Istanbul and Ankara buckled causing cars to crash into each other. Up to 5 meters of displacement occurred along the North Anatolian Fault. A tsunami was generated which caused additional damage in many areas around the Marmara Sea.

 

 8 19 07 32 22 2016 -55.279  -31.874  10 7.4 10

 

The earthquake in South Georgia was reported felt with moderate intensity in the Grytviken area of South Georgia in the Falkland 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

 

 8 17 15  0  0 1865  36.000  -89.500   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Earthquake in southeastern Missouri also felt in Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi. Furniture rocked in St. Louis. Homes cracked. At New Madrid objects fell from shelves and chimneys were damaged. Water waves formed on the Mississippi River. The earth appears to roll in waves in swampy areas.

 

 8 17 11 30  0 1896  36.800 -118.100   0 6.4   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake occurred near Independence on the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada. Many adobe houses crumbled. Plaster and clocks were damaged as far away as Bakersfield.

 

 8 17  9  8 35 1958  51.400 -176.200  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 13 16 15 1965  51.760 -175.310  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 22 42  9 1967  59.410 -151.410  52 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 17  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 17 20 13  8 1969  25.277 -109.188  33 5.7   Gulf of California

 8 17 20 14 59 1969  25.015 -109.527  33 7.2   Gulf of California

 8 17 20 27 25 1969  25.352 -109.170  18 5.4   Gulf of California

 8 17 22 20 42 1969  25.119 -109.702  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 17 16 48 31 1977  51.867 -175.342  57 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 10  1 21 1984  54.720 -157.920  43 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 8 17  1 28 45 1990  52.570 -167.680  35 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 17  1 55 36 1990  52.660 -167.670  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 19 29 40 1991  40.235 -124.348  12 6.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage occurred with intensity VII at Honeydew, CA. Landslides occurred in Petrolia area. Felt from Oregon to San Francisco.

 

 8 17 22 17 15 1991  41.821 -125.397  14 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Klamath, Oregon. Also felt as far as Sacramento and Eugene, Oregon. The third of a set of earthquakes off the coast of northern Oregon from Aug. 15-17, 1991.

 

 8 17 20 41 52 1992  34.195 -116.862  12 5.3   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Angelus and Lake Arrowhead. Also felt at Big Bear City. Felt throughout much of So. California. Landslides occurred in the Big Bear Lake area.

 

 8 17 22 39 59 1995  35.776 -117.662   6 5.4   So. California

 

Slight damage occurred in Ridgecrest. Felt with maximum intensity V. Felt from Los Angeles to Bishop, Fresno and Las Vegas, NV.

 

 8 17  6  6 39 1998  57.481 -153.984  38 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Old Harbor and at Kodiak with intensity III.

 

 8 17 11 11 56 2013  50.947  178.409  28 5.0   Rat Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 16  0  0  0 1739  40.700  142.300   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage at Sanriku and Mutsu.

 

 8 16  6 40  0 1868   0.310  -78.180   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Strong earthquake following the great earthquakes in Chile on Aug. 13 and 14, 1868 (possible triggered). Destructive at Tulcan in the Province of Carchi in Ecuador and in the region of southern Colombia. At Tulcan 32 were killed and the entire city was ruined.  Followed on August 16 and 17 by a second and third destructive earthquake in Colombia.  Up to 70,000 were killed in this series of events.

 

 8 16  7 54  0 1897  39.000  143.000  60 7.9   So. of Honshu

 8 16  6 58  0 1909  10.000  -84.300  60 7.1   Honduras

 8 16 22 41 18 1911   7.000  137.000  60 8.1   Caroline Islands

 8 16  4 27 50 1938  23.500   94.300  60 7.2   Myanmar

 8 16 11 47  4 1955  -6.200  155.000 192 7.0   Solomon Islands

 8 16 16 11  7 1976   6.262  124.023  33 7.9   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines occurred about 1000 km south of Manila. The quake killed more than 1,200 leaving thousands homeless. Many government and private buildings and bridges collapsed or suffered extensive damage. The province of Lanao del Sur was the hardest hit. More than 175 were killed in Balabagan town. In Paraadian City 30 were killed and more than 100 families left homeless. At Davao nearly 1000 were reported killed in collapsed houses and buildings. Damage was also extensive at Cotabato City. Notre Dame University was extensively damaged. The quake was followed by a strong tsunami with maximum amplitude up to 15 feet at Lanao del Sur. This tsunami and swept many out to sea while destroying wharves and housing.  Liquefaction was common and subsidence caused a market in Lebak to sink half a foot. Ground water changes were common.

 

 8 16 10 27 30 1995  -5.700  154.060  37 7.8   New Britain

 

Minor damage occurred in the epicentral area. Landslides blocked roads. Felt strongly on Shortland Island. A tsunami was generated with maximum wave heights of 55 cm at Rabaul, New Britain.

 

 8 16 23 10 24 1995  -5.771  154.347  33 7.2   New Britain

 

Felt throughout the Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8 16 11 40 22 1931  30.500 -104.580   1 6.4   SW U.S.A

 

This was the largest historical earthquake recorded in Texas. Severe damage was located in the Valentine area where wooden buildings were extensive damaged and chimneys fell. Walls of adobe buildings and of concrete and brick walls were also collapsed. Landslides were common and well water and springs were muddied throughout the area. Felt in Oklahoma, New Mexico and northern Mexico.

 

 8 16 13 17 54 1958  51.430 -176.110   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.2   Alberta

 8 16 12 16 58 1973  51.317 -176.645  24 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

 8 16 12 36 28 1973  51.302 -176.639  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 16 14 25 33 1973  51.379 -176.587  46 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 16  9 41 31 1974  51.421 -177.846  43 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 8 16  5 11 37 1976  51.158 -178.232  17 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 20 58 21 1982  51.783 -174.057  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 10  1  9 1988  51.167 -178.176  28 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 21 20 32 1991  52.090 -171.110  90 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 22 26 17 1991  41.697 -125.385  10 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

The first in a series of strong earthquakes off the coast of California which continued with events of M 6.2 and 7.1 on August 17. Felt with intensity V at Redway and Trinidad. Felt from northern California to Oregon.

 

 8 16 14 44 59 1993  51.500 -178.600  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 17 19 17 1995  51.475 -176.716  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 05 24 46 2005  51.205  179.464  55 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 04 03 03 2007  50.243 -177.568  14 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 20 23 58 2011  51.955  174.971  25 5.4   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

 

 8 15  0  0  0 1582 -12.200  -77.600  30 7.8   Central Peru

 

Offshore. No damage was been found reported.

 

 8 15 20  0  0 1868   0.727  -77.887  18 7.0   Colombia

 

Strong earthquake following the great earthquakes in Chile on Aug. 13 and 14, 1868 (possible triggered). Destructive at Tulcan in the Province of Carchi in Ecuador and in the region of southern Colombia. At Tulcan 32 were killed and the entire city was ruined.  Followed on August 16 and 17 by a second and third destructive earthquake in Colombia.  Up to 70,000 were killed in this series of events.

 

 8 15 12 48  0 1880 -31.620  -71.180   0 7.7   Central Chile

 

Known as the Illapel earthquake. Two were killed and many buildings destroyed in Illapel. Petorca was also damaged. Damage occurred throughout central Chile including Valparaiso and Santiago. Submarine cable breaks occurred. Landslides occurred in the Illapel area. The epicenter is uncertain - could be onshore or offshore.

 

 8 15 12 18  0 1897  18.000  120.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Clocks stopped at Manila. At Yigan offices were damaged and part of an arcade fell. Furniture was overturned. Several houses were damaged and were demolished.

 

 8 15 12 18 22 1918   5.500  123.000  60 8.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 8 15 17 30 11 1918   5.500  126.000  60 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

At Southern Cotabato all houses were destroyed or badly shaken. Ground cracks and landslides were common. The landslides killed 50 near Sarangani Bay.  The earthquake killed more than 102 and reached maximum intensity X.  A tsunami was generated which reached maximum height around 24 feet. This tsunami killed people and animals near Port Lebak to Glan. At least 46 were killed. At Glan all native boats were destroyed and many houses destroyed by the 18-foot tsunami. The tsunami also destroyed all low lying crops and a large number of domestic animals.

 

 8 15 14  9 34 1950  28.400   96.700   0 8.7   Myanmar

 

This earthquake was one of the strongest in the 20th century. It is often referred to as the "Upper Assam Earthquake of 1950" or as the "Arunachal Pradesh, India" earthquake. The quake was felt throughout Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar and was damaging for more than 4.5 million square miles. Devastation in Upper Assam area included damage and loss of life over 15,000 square miles.  Fissures emitted water and sand. Liquefaction was widespread. Vast areas of land either elevated or subsided and water changes occurred. Landslides dammed tributaries of the Bramaputra River which later breached with serious flooding. Many forest areas were leveled by landslides and shaking. 1526 deaths were recorded and more than 70 villages were destroyed. A dam broke after 7 days releasing a 7-foot wave which submerged more villages and killed 532 people. Loud explosive noises accompanied the quake near teh epicenter up to 750 miles away. Seiche was observed in England and Norway. The earthquake was caused by slippage on the Po Chu Fault on the Xinjiang/India border.  Aftershocks occurred for more than 500 km along the Himalayas.

 

 8 15 22 29 21 1958   1.700  125.000 197 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 8 15  8 57  8 1959  22.040  121.150   0 7.0   Taiwan

 

This event killed 16 and injured 63. Up to 1500 houses were damaged in southern Taiwan especially at Heng-chung and Ping-tung. More than 6000 people were homeless. Only a few concrete buildings were left standing.

 

 8 15 17 25  6 1963 -13.800  -69.300 543 7.8   Central Peru

 

A strong earthquake east of the Andes. This shock was felt over a very large area which is common of deep earthquakes in this area. Felt in Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Landslides and cracks occurred in the La Paz area.

 

 8 15 23 40 57 2007 -13.386  -76.603  39 8.0   Central Peru

 

(NEIC) At least 514 people killed, 1,090 injured and more than 39,700 buildings damaged or destroyed. The majority of the casualties and damage occurred in Chincha Alta, Ica and Pisco. Widespread communication and power outages occurred in the area. The Panamerican Highway, the Carretera Central and other main transport routes were heavily damaged due to landslides and cracks. Felt (IX) at Chincha Alta and Pisco; (VII) at Ica and San Vicente de Canete; (VI) at Lima; (V) at Cusco; (IV) at Arequipa; (III) at Trujillo. Felt at Abancay, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Chaclacayo, Chillca, Chimbote, Chosica, Cocachacra, Huacho, Huanuco, Huaraz, Huarmey, Imperial, La Oroya, Lambayeque, Mala, Nazca, Nuevo Imperial, Pachacamac, Pucallpa, Quillabamba, San Luis, Urubamba and Viru.  Felt (III) at Bogota, Colombia and (II) at La Serena, Chile. Also felt at Coquimbo and Iquique, Chile; at Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador; at La Paz, Bolivia and at Manaus, Brazil. Possible earthquake lights observed at Lima. A tsunami with wave heights, peak-to-trough in centimeters, was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 16 at Antofagasta, 36 at Arica, 23 at Caldera, 28 at Coquimbo, 16 at Iquique, 21 in Archipielago Juan Fernandez, 18 at San Antonio, 28 at San Felix, 35 at Talcahuano and 17 at Valparaiso, Chile; 27 at Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; 30 at Nuku Hiva Island, French Polynesia; 12 at Hanasaki and 13 at Tosa-Shimizu, Japan; 20 at Acapulco, Mexico; 30 at Chatham Island, 13 at Green Island, 25 at Kaikoura, 17 at Lyttelton, 22 at Sumner Head and 26 at Tinaru, New Zealand; 100 at Callao and La Punta, Peru; 13 at Apia, Samoa; 14 at Port-Vila, Vanuatu; 10 at Dutch Harbor, Alaska; 12 at Crescent City, California; 33 at Hilo, 28 at Kahului and 12 at Kawaihae, Hawaii, USA.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 15 12 15  0 1916  41.000 -117.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 8 15 17 56 24 1945  33.216 -116.133  16 5.7   So. California

 

Slight damage to power lines and plaster occurred at Borrego Valley.

 

 8 15 12 25 59 1961  59.100 -136.900   0 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 8 15  3 51  0 1964  48.200  -80.000   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 8 15  6  7 29 1965  37.220  -89.300   2 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake in southern Illinois was felt at Tamms with intensity V. Also felt at Unity with intensity V.

 

 8 15 13 36 25 1966  60.310 -146.030  17 5.3   Central Alaska

 8 15 10 56 13 1972  56.252 -135.495  21 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Gustavus where trees and bushes shook. Woke many but did not damage.

 

 8 15 10 30 55 1981  56.348 -156.855  37 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 8 15 23 27 54 1991  52.823 -170.789 105 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 15 09 22 14 2003  40.985 -125.430   8 5.3   Off coast of No. California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Bayside, Ferndale and Trinidad; (II) at Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Loleta and McKinleyville. Also felt at Crescent City, Petrolia and Rio Dell.

 

 8 15 12 26 17 2006  51.092  179.261  19 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 15 20 22 11 2007  50.322 -177.548   9 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 15 20 16 23 2015  51.763 -175.259  44 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

 

 8 14 15  0  0 1331  33.070  135.020   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake off Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture triggered a tsunami observed at Genko Island. The tsunami caused the sea first to recede and then to agitate. About 20 ha were uplifted and upheavals occurred at Senrigahama (Minabe-machi).

 

 8 14  2  0  0 1868 -18.500  -71.000   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was one of the most widely investigated earthquakes in South America.  Damage occurred throughout southern Peru and northern Chile from Guayaquil on the north to Valparaiso on the south. About 150 were killed in Moquequa alone and 3000 in the region of Arequipa but the total number of deaths ranged from several hundred to an estimated 40,000. Many of the dead were killed by the tsunami while seeking protection from the earthquake at sea walls. Arequipa, Moquegua, Mollendo, Ilo and Arica and other villages and towns in the area were largely destroyed. A tsunami was generated which was observed throughout the Pacific Ocean and did damage in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California and Japan.  At Isla, Peru the sea withdrew suddenly and after a delay of 20 minutes in Arica the first wave reach with maximum height up to 17 meters. This tsunami destroyed what was left of Arica. The third or fourth wave was the highest and was described as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. This wave carried several ships as much as three miles inland where they lay for more than 50 years afterwards. A series of foreshocks preceded the earthquake. Cracks formed near Arica which were 5-8 cm wide and issued flows of mud, water and asphyxiating gasses. The air was charged with electricity such that sparks were observed when fingers were run through dry hair. Earthquake lights were observed throughout the Andes as moving balls of light. Waves could be seen passing over the surface of the earth. 

 

 8 14 18  2  0 1924  36.200  141.600  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 8 14  4 39 32 1932  26.000   95.500 120 7.0   Myanmar

 

This was a destructive earthquake in the epicentral region. Some damage was also reported over eastern part of northern Assam. Felt over Assam and north and east Bengal.

 

 8 14 22 51 24 1950 -27.300  -62.500 630 7.2   Argentina

 8 14 22 14 19 1968   0.163  119.785  23 7.4   Malaysia

 

This violent earthquake occurred on the west coast of the Celebes. Damage and at least 99 deaths occurred along the coast at Tambu, north of Donggala and at Mapaga and Dampele. Part of the MindanaoManimbaja Bay in the Celebes subsided by up to 3 meters while the island of Tuguan uplifted. A tsunamis was generated which drowned more than 200 and destroyed 700 houses. The wave had highest amplitude up to 10 meters and inundated up to 300 meters inland.

 

 8 14 14 19  4 1969  43.310  147.510  46 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Part of a strong sequence in the Hokkaido area which began on Aug. 11 with M 7.9.

 

 8 14 19 39 14 1986   1.795  126.519  33 7.4   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum magnitude up to IV at Manado, Sulawesi.  Also felt in Mindanao, Philippines.

 

 8 14 02 59 38 2012  49.800  145.064 583 7.7   Sea of Okhotsk

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Poronaysk and (III) at Yuzhno- Sakhalinsk, Russia. Also felt at Magadan, Yakutsk and in much of Sakhalin. Felt (III) at Misawa and Tokyo, Japan. Also felt in parts of Hokkaido and northern Honshu. Felt at Harbin, China. Recorded (3 JMA) in southern and eastern Hokkaido. Also recorded (3 JMA) in Aomori and Iwate, 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

 

 8 14 19  3 30 1929  43.000 -130.000   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 14 16 12  3 1931  52.500 -168.000  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 11  7 23 1944  59.000 -155.000 100 6.2   Southern Alaska

 8 14 14 55 12 1958  51.590 -175.390   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 13 13 57 1965  37.230  -89.310   1 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake was felt in southwestern Illinois and knocked down chimneys, cracked walls, and knocked items from shelves. Well water was muddied at Tamms. Very loud earth noises accompanied the quake. Maximum intensity was V at Unity, Illinois. A second event occurred in the same area on August 15 with intensity V.

 

 8 14  3 39 34 1970  64.900 -147.800  19 5.6   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area.

 

 8 14  5 34 54 1974  51.487 -178.169  51 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 8 14  1  2  9 1984  61.798 -148.986  15 6.1   Central Alaska

 

Windows were shattered and dishes broke at Palmer, Willow and Sutton. Buildings shook and people had difficulty standing. Damage included many items knocked from shelves. Landslides covered portions of several highways.

 

 8 14 17 39 32 1987  53.416 -169.113 118 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 8 14 20  3  4 1988  39.128 -110.869   9 5.4   Utah area

 

Earthquake near Clawson, Utah. It was felt over a wide area and caused minor property damage. Bricks and chimneys fell. Damage included broken windows, plaster and drywall cracking and brick wall damage. Many rockfalls occurred near the epicenter. Ground cracks and liquefaction occurred up to 4 km from the epicenter. Sand boils were also observed. Water in springs as far as 40 km from the epicenter changed flow patterns. Felt from Golden, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico up to 500 km from the epicenter.

 

 8 14 15  6 59 1990  32.036 -112.935   5 5.4   SW U.S.A

 8 14 19 45 28 1990  51.420 -179.060  34 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 14  0 53 49 1991  52.000 -159.000   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8 14 10 54  8 1991  54.850 -160.780  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 12 53 26 1991  54.330 -169.350 280 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 20 44 19 1991  63.175 -151.022  12 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 14 14 25 23 2000  51.771  177.829  64 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 19 35 37 2001  76.667 -107.269  10 5.2   Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canada

 8 14 05 38 06 2007  19.346 -155.066   9 5.4   Hawaii

 

(NEIC) Felt (VII) at Kurtistown; (VI) at Kea`au; (V) at Hakalau, Hilo, Honomu, Mountain View, Ninole, Pahoa, Papa`ikou and Pepeekeo; (IV) at Hawaii National Park, Honoka`a, Kapaau, Kealakekua, Laupahoehoe, Na`alehu, Pa`auilo and Volcano; (III) at Captain Cook, Hawi, Holualoa, Kailua Kona, Kamuela, Pahala and Waikoloa. Felt at Honaunau, `O`okala and Papa`aloa. Felt (II) at Honolulu, O`ahu. Also felt at Hana and Kula, Maui.

 

 8 14 19 18 41 2013  51.212  178.487  29 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 16 28 55 2016  51.540  179.550  64 5.6   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

 

 8 13 20 45  0 1868 -18.500  -70.350   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was one of the most widely investigated earthquakes in South America.  Damage occurred throughout southern Peru and northern Chile from Guayaquil on the north to Valparaiso on the south. About 150 were killed in Moquequa alone and 3000 in the region of Arequipa but the total number of deaths ranged from several hundred to an estimated 40,000. Many of the dead were killed by the tsunami while seeking protection from the earthquake at sea walls. Arequipa, Moquegua, Mollendo, Ilo and Arica and other villages and towns in the area were largely destroyed. A tsunami was generated which was observed throughout the Pacific Ocean and did damage in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California and Japan.  At Isla, Peru the sea withdrew suddenly and after a delay of 20 minutes in Arica the first wave reach with maximum height up to 17 meters. This tsunami destroyed what was left of Arica. The third or fourth wave was the highest and was described as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. This wave carried several ships as much as three miles inland where they lay for more than 50 years afterwards. A series of foreshocks preceded the earthquake. Cracks formed near Arica which were 5-8 cm wide and issued flows of mud, water and asphyxiating gasses. The air was charged with electricity such that sparks were observed when fingers were run through dry hair. Earthquake lights were observed throughout the Andes as moving balls of light. Waves could be seen passing over the surface of the earth.

 

 8 13  4 25 42 1913  -5.500  105.000  75 7.2   So. of Java

 8 13 12 40 32 1965 -15.900  166.800  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 13  8 22 28 1944  50.130 -130.460   0 5.8   British Colombia

 8 13 20 12 59 1958  50.590 -177.750   0 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  3 26 45 1963  55.000 -156.400  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 8 13 16 44 23 1967  43.500 -126.950  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 13  3 46 20 1974  51.525 -178.112  52 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13 22 54 52 1978  34.402 -119.663   9 5.4   So. California

 

This earthquake near Goleta and Santa Barbara injured 65 and caused damage worth about $12 million. The most severe damaged occurred in Santa Barbara where nine buildings were extensively cracked at the University of California branch. Lighter damage also occurred throughout the region(light fixtures, plaster etc.). Buildings around Santa Barbara were extensively damaged included cracks, collapsed roofs, failure of foundations and chimneys. Overpasses on highway 101 sustained damage. A freight train derailed west of Goleta. Rockslides were common. Felt over most of southern California.

 

 8 13  2 17 52 1980  53.690 -163.380   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  1 19 51 1987  51.279 -178.232  13 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13 18 43 53 1988  60.180 -147.010  33 5.4   Central Alaska

 8 13 23  4 20 1990  60.111 -151.985  84 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 13  6 16 52 1998  53.224  171.026  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  0 30 28 1999  52.050 -169.453  32 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  3  0 29 1999  52.094 -169.488  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  7 56 40 1999  52.037 -169.502  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

These Fox Islands events were not reported felt.

 

 8 13 06 25 57 2005  51.898  178.114   6 5.1   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

 

 8 12 15  0  0 1185  35.000  135.080   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt strongly at Kyoto, Japan (Milne - A catalog of Destructive Earthquakes A.D. 7 to A.D. 1899)

 

 8 12  2  7 27 1939 -16.300  168.500 180 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8 12  9 23 51 1953  38.700   20.900   0 7.2   No. Greece

 

This earthquake occurred in Kegallinia, Greece and killed 455. More than 27,000 houses were destroyed at Kefallinia and Zakinthos. Damage also occurred on mainland Greece and in southern Italy.

 

 8 12  5  3 27 1969  43.670  148.210  44 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage in the Shikotan, Hokkaido area. Felt from Tokyo to Hokkaido with maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated which caused some damage to planted sea weed on Shikotan. Maximum tsunami height was 2.6 meters at Nemuro but it was also observed at Wake Island and Hawaii (43 cm). Also observed in the Aleutian Islands. A rapid sequence of events followed with many earthquakes of M>6 (at least 20) in the next three weeks.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 12 11 24 49 1929  42.910  -78.400   9 5.8   New York State

 

This earthquake occurred in the region of eastern Attica. At Attica more than 250 chimneys were thrown down and several brick buildings were damaged.  Monuments were knocked down in cemeteries and a reservoir developed a crack and drained dry. Chimneys also fell in Batavia and Warsaw. Felt in New Hampshire, Michigan, Maryland and Ontario.

 

 8 12  3 23 57 1932  52.250 -169.000  25 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 20 17  1 1966  52.670 -161.530  32 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 10 41 14 1970  51.480 -179.270  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 12  9 42  6 1972  50.972 -179.273  17 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 12 12 34 21 1972  53.750 -164.680  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 14 44 28 1980  59.980 -152.845 110 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 12  0 24 48 1984  50.240 -129.989  10 5.0   British Colombia

 8 12  1 57  2 1988  53.098 -167.053  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 18 49  4 1993  51.760 -176.090  46 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 14 10 25 1998  36.755 -121.464   9 5.4   Central California

 

Two people were injured in Santa Cruz County. Damage occurred to a church in San Jan Bautista and to several mobile homes and highways in San Benito County. A number of items fell from shelves in many counties of central California.

 

 8 12  8 20 39 1999  50.881 -171.885  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 11  4 32  0 1903  36.300   23.000 120 7.2   Aegean Sea

 

This earthquake was felt up to 1300 km distant. Fissures and casualties were observed in the Mitata (Kythera) area. A similar earthquake occurred in the Dodecanese Islands with casualties and ground fissures exactly one year later on August 11, 2004.

 

 8 11  0 55 54 1937  -6.300  116.500 610 7.2   Sumbawa Island area

 8 11 15 51 34 1961  43.030  145.210  45 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in southeastern Hokkaido. Some damage with at least 4 injured.  A tsunami with height 15 cm  was generated.

 

 8 11  3 40 55 1965 -15.500  166.900  14 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 8 11 22 31 49 1965 -15.800  167.200  33 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

 

This was an important seismic crisis in the center of the Vanuatu Archipelago from August 11-12. Three shocks of M>=6.8 occurred and did some damage. The damage occurred at Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island) and at Norsup (Malekula Island).  The mainshock was felt with intensity VIII at Norsup and VII at Luganville. Also felt at Port Vila.  A tsunami warning was produced and was heeded by local citizens. A 7-meter high tsunami did occur and did damage in some bays. The strong seismicity continued for three weeks.

 

 8 11 21 27 39 1969  43.545  147.353  28 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage in the Shikotan, Hokkaido area. Felt from Tokyo to Hokkaido with maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated which caused some damage to planted sea weed on Shikotan. Maximum tsunami height was 2.6 meters at Nemuro but it was also observed at Wake Island and Hawaii (43 cm). Also observed in the Aleutian Islands. A rapid sequence of events followed with many earthquakes of M>6 (at least 20) in the next three weeks.

 

 8 11 23 52 57 1969   1.726  126.470  34 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt at Manada (Celebes)

 

 8 11 10 22 20 1970 -14.123  166.650  33 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt in the Banks Islands and at Luganville with intensity IV.  One of a series of shocks between Aug. 10 and 12, 1970.

 

 8 11  1 13 56 1974  39.457   73.830   9 7.3   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Very strong earthquake occurred in the Zaalayski range north of Pamir.  Widely felt in Soviet Central Asia. Intensity VI at Osh and with intensity of V at Andijan and Fergana. Many aftershocks.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 11 16 53  0 1962  46.000 -123.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt with intensity IV at Gifford Pinehot National Forest, Skamania County, WA. Water rippled in open pan, objects on shelves rattled. There were rumbling earth noises and a bumping.

 

 8 11 18 29 38 1965  59.500 -146.100  16 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 11 10 45 59 1966  52.620 -169.730  54 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 11 12 37 29 1968  52.130 -179.970 166 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak

 

 8 11 00 09 36 2008  53.684 -163.563  23 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

 

 8 10  0  0  0 1901  40.500  141.500   0 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8 10 11 36 15 1927  -1.000  131.000  60 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 8 10 21 18 30 1931  46.500   90.500  35 7.9   Mongolia

 

Felt with intensity IX in Xinjiang, China - also at Weiwoet and Zizhiqu Province.  Damage was limited up to 11 were killed.

 

 8 10  2  2  6 1938  -0.310  -78.420   0 7.2   Ecuador

 

Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X at Alangasi, Sangolqui and Tingo-Pichincha.

 

 8 10  2  7  4 1968   1.423  126.222  33 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This event followed a strong destructive earthquake in central Philippines on Aug. 2, 1968. Very strong earthquake caused damage at Manada, Celebes. There was a very energetic aftershock sequence of which five were of M>=6.0.

 

 

 8 10  4 38 26 1988 -10.366  160.819  34 7.4   Solomon Islands

 

One person was killed and several hundred injured in this event. A tsunami was generated which affected up to 13 villages and destroyed 100 homes in the San Cristobal area. The tsunami inundated up to 100 meters. The tsunami had peak height of more than 1 meter. The quake was felt throughout the Solomon Islands from Guadalcanal to Malaita.

 

 8 10  0 51 53 1993 -45.277  166.927  28 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

The epicenter of this earthquake was about 150 km south of Queensland in Southern New Zealand. The maximum intensity was about VII in the general area of the epicenter. Power was out in the Te Anau region. The event was felt throughout South Island and southern North Island and as far as Sydney, Australia. (Source: NEIS).

 

 8 10 19 55 38 2009  14.099   92.902  24 7.5   Andaman Islands, India

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Porur,(IV) at Bamboo Flat, Contai, Port Blair and Raurkela and (III) along much of the east coast of India, including Calcutta and Madras. Felt in large parts of eastern and southern India and as far as Delhi. Felt(IV) at Chittagong and (III) at Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Felt (III) at Rangoon, Burma and at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and (II) at Male, Maldives; Kathmandu, Nepal; Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Felt strongly at Banda Aceh, Indonesia and as far as Padang and Jakarta. Also felt in parts of Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and in Hainan, China.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10 19  7  0 1884  40.600  -74.000   0 5.6   New York State

 

This earthquake affected an area from Portsmouth, N.H. to Burlington, VT and south to Binghamton, N.Y. and to Baltimore, MD and Atlantic City, N.J. Damage occurred in Jamaica and Amityville, N.Y where cracks appeared in walls. 30 towns including Hartford, CONN. and West Chester, PA reported damage such as fallen bricks and plaster.

 

 8 10  5  5 17 1941  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

On August 10 (UT), 1947 an earthquake in southern Michigan caused damage oer a large area (about 50,000 sq. miles) including parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Maximum intensity was VI including cracked plaster, windows and items thrown down from store shelves.

 

 8 10  1 52 54 1944  50.920 -130.130   0 6.2   British Colombia

 

Sister's Island lighthouse was damaged by this quake located near the northern tip of Vancouver Island. A strong aftershock was felt. (Source: Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, W.G. Milne)

 

 8 10  8 21  7 1965  61.200  -60.000  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 10 14 58 30 1971  27.637 -112.385  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 10 14 35 43 1975  63.212 -150.477 135 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  9 35 58 1977  56.578 -152.856  28 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10  7 25 11 1979  52.002 -170.654  41 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 10 52 1980  53.715 -163.366  36 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 11  6 1980  54.514 -162.792  13 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 12 14 1980  54.490 -163.740   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 16 25 41 1982  60.121 -153.063 133 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  0 55 58 1983  56.495 -152.693  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10 20 19 27 2001  39.823 -120.646  18 5.2   Northern California

 

Slight damage occurred at Alleghany and Portola. Felt from San Francisco, CA to Fallon, Nevada.

 

 8 10 03 25 18 2002  51.168 -179.670  33 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 22 08 22 2005  36.947 -104.833   5 5.0   New Mexico

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Raton; (III) at Arroyo Seco and Questa and (II) at Cimarron. Felt (IV) at Aguilar, Trinidad and Weston, Colorado. Also felt at Colorado Springs, Fort Garland, Fountain, La Junta, Lamar, La Veta, Olney Springs, Ordway and Pueblo, Colorado.

 

 8 10 13 31 25 2007  51.256 -179.827  58 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 18 37 43 2012  52.633 -167.421  13 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 18 27 41 2014  51.521 -172.862  27 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 02 57 17 2016  39.329 -122.802  14 5.1   Northern California

 

NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity V in the epicentral area. Intensity IV was reported from Upper Lake, Witter Springs, Nice, Potter Valley, Elk Creek, Clearlake Oaks, Stonyford, Lucerne, Glenhaven, Lakeport, and Redwood Valley and generally within about 50 km of the epicenter. Intensity II-III was felt within about 100 km of the epicenter with felt reports from Ukiah, Clearlake, Kelseyville, Willows, Hopland, Willits, Williams, Maxwell, Covelo, Lower Lake, Orland, Boonville, Cloverdale, Hidden Valley Lake, Colusa, Comptche, Philo, Laytonville, Albion, Gualala, Fort Bragg, Healdsburg, Point Arena, Elk, Manchester, Mendocino, Littleriver, Cazadero, Caspar, Windsor, Meridian, Chico, Santa Rosa, Paradise, Winters, Novato, West Sacramento. Lesser shaking was reported from as far as 150-250 km from the epicenter. Light aftershocks of M 3-3.5 were reported felt within about 50 km with intensity II-III in Healdsburg, Willits, Redwood Valley, Kelseyville, Ukiah, Lakeport, and Potter Valley, 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

 

 8  9  9 23  0 1901  40.500  142.500  60 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Earthquake in the region of Hokkaido was followed by a strong tsunami.  The earthquake appears to have caused more than 18 deaths and to have collapsed 8 houses while partially collapsing another 615 in Aomori Prefecture.  The tsunami was observed with maximum height at Hilo, Hawaii where it hit with height 1.2 meters and did minor damage. Also observed at Sanriku, Miyako and Ayukawa.

 

 8  9 13  1  0 1901 -22.000  170.000  60 8.4   Loyalty Islands

 

Not reported as damaging in the epicentral area. A tsunami may have been generated. Triggering by dynamic waves from the earlier Hokkaido event is possible.

 

 8  9 18 33  0 1901  40.600  142.300  60 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8  9  1 29  0 1912  40.600   27.200  40 7.8   Northwestern Turkey

 

This was a catastrophic earthquake which occurred in southeastern Thrace and destroyed more than 300 villages killing around 2836, injuring 7350 and leaving more than 80,000 homeless. The mainshock was followed by strong aftershocks and fires and landslides which destroyed churches, mosques and nearly all the public buildings for a radius within about 100 km of the epicenter. A 50-km fault scarp was produced. Liquefaction was common as far as 200 km from the epicenter. More than 40000 houses were damaged or destroyed.

 

 8  9 12 42 48 1993  36.379   70.868 215 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Note: NEIS identifies an earthquake in Aleppo, Syria occurred on this date in 1138 killing 230,000. Most sources give the date of this earthquake as Sept. 8 (9-8-1138) instead of Aug. 9. Transcription problems of this type are common in the recording and investigation of historical seismicity.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  9  5 30  4 1943  38.200 -118.200   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Plaster and walls were observed to crack near Excelsior Mountains near Dyer and Fallon. Dishes fell from shelves.

 

 8  9  7 39 18 1960  40.317 -127.067  17 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt throughout northwestern California coast from San Francisco to southern Oregon.

 

 8  9  3 29 52 1965  52.200 -178.200 118 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9 13 25  6 1967  39.900 -104.700   5 5.3   Colorado area

 

This was the strongest of a series of earthquakes triggered by underground water pumping in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal of the Commerce City/Denver region of Colorado. It is also the strongest earthquake in the recorded history of Denver. Damage occurred in northern suburbs of Denver. Windows broke, plaster cracked, merchandise fell from store shelves. Up to $12,000 dollars at one liquor store alone. Other damage included cracking of concrete pillars and ceiling tile falling. Damage was located throughout the region from Denver to Boulder, Colorado. After water pumping ceased, the earthquakes gradually died out.  One of the first cases of well studied earthquakes caused by human activity.

 

 8  9  2 18 26 1973  40.260 -124.233   2 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage occurred in the Ferndale area and was limited to broken windows, plaster and fallen merchandise. Felt in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties.

 

 8  9 12 47 51 1982  51.388 -175.526  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9 15 58 22 1983  60.121 -147.216  28 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  9 16 58  5 1986  56.100 -175.200   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9  7 33 52 1994  53.736 -163.568  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Akutan.

 

 8  9 18 33 25 1996  64.902 -170.447  10 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Port Clarence, Alaska.

 

 8 09 05 27 43 1998  53.008  171.139  25 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 13 08 36 2001  51.400 -178.059  33 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 16 26 15 2003  51.503 -171.214  33 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 15 18 16 2008  51.504 -178.441  58 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 18 20 48 2015  52.255 -168.722  34 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  8  1 10  0 1903   4.600  -74.000   0 7.7   Colombia

 

Felt strongly in Bogota and affected the city of San Victorino and Chapinero.  The quake caused objects and table to move and objects were thrown from shelves. Source: Historia de Los Terremotos de Colombia, by Jesus Ramirez.

 

 8  8 22 51  0 1904 -40.500  177.000  33 7.5   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Cities from Napier to Wellington saw chimneys fall. Parapets fell in Wellington. At Cape Turnagain nearly all chimneys fell, water tanks were destroyed and several wooden houses were distorted. Felt from Queensland on the South to Napier. Sand fountaining was reported. A number of landslides occurred. A large wave, possibly a tsunami was observed at Mohaka. Source: Atlas of Isoseismal Maps of New Zealand Earthquakes, G.L. Downes

 

 8  8 13 28 28 1946  19.710  -69.510   0 7.9   Puerto Rico

 

Strong aftershock of the earthquake of M 8.1 on August 4, 1946. This earthquake caused the last known damaging tsunami to hit the Caribbean. Consequential tsunamis in the area normally occur with 25-30 year intervals in this region.  It has now been nearly 60 years since this event and a large regional tsunami is overdue. A tsunami observation network is being set up in the area to monitor future tsunami activity (at the University of Puerto Rico).

 

 8  8 15 48 58 1987 -19.170  -70.880 100 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Five were killed and 112 injured in the Arica area. More than 1000 homes were destroyed with maximum intensity up to VII. Landslides occurred along the Chile-Bolivia border. Felt in southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile. Source: NEIC.

 

 8  8  1  8  5 1992 -31.200  179.940 395 7.1   So. Kermadec Islands

 8  8  8 34 25 1993  12.982  144.801  59 8.2   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Extensive damage with intensity IV in Tumon Bay injured 48 in Guam. Damage, landslides and rockslides were observed throughout the Island of Guam. Liquefaction caused damage at the naval base and in the commercial port. Estimated coast more than $100 million (U.S. Dollars).  A tsunami was generated with maximum height to 1 meter. The tsunami damaged several boats and injured several on the beach as well as causing some damage. It was recorded as far as Honshu and Hawaii. Source: NEIC.

 

 8 08 17 05 04 2007  -5.859  107.419 280 7.4   South of Sumatra

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Serpong; (IV) at Bandung, Bekasi, Bogor, Cicurug, Depok, Jakarta, Sleman, Tangerang and Yogyakarta; (III) at Citeko, Kebumen, Malang and Pacitan; (II) at Blitar and Tretes. Felt at Baki, Banjar, Banjaran, Bantul, Ciawi, Cibadak, Cilacap, Cilegon, Cimanggis, Ciputat, Cirebon, Dayeuhkolot, Garut, Karangasem, Karawang, Kediri, Kuningan, Lembang, Madiun, Pelabuhanratu, Pondok Aren, Pondokgede, Purwokerto, Salatiga, Semarang, Sewon, Sukabumi, Teluknaga, Tulungagung and Weleri. Felt (IV) at Kuta; (III) at Denpasar and Ubud; (II) at Bali; felt at Klungkung, Bali. Felt (III) at Liwa and Padang; felt at Bandar Lampung, Sumatra. Also felt(III) at Kuala Lumpur; felt at Petaling Jaya and Sungai Ara, 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

 

 8  8 15  0  0 1847  42.000  -71.000   0 5.0   New England

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Boston, Dedham, Cape Cod and Nuntucket, MASS.

 

 8  8 16 50  0 1953  48.000 -114.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

A sharp jolting sensation was felt at Flathead Lake, Montana. Cracks were produced in buildings at Yellow Bay. Also felt strongly at Swan Lake, Montana.

 

 8  8 10 35 38 1955  38.330 -118.670   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in Hawthorne, Nevada. Clocks were stopped in Mason and Schurz. Glass cracked at Benton, California.

 

 8  8  4 52 10 1961  51.800 -131.200   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8  8 12 18 23 1961  51.200 -170.700  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  8  9 48 36 1964  56.700 -152.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8  8 12 49 23 1965  51.800 -175.260  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8  8  7  0 50 1975  39.502 -121.512   8 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock in the Oroville series.

 

 8  8 12  0 23 1975  63.210 -150.670 149 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  8  4 31 21 1986  53.594 -167.320  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  8 13 37 32 1988  56.000 -153.360  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  8  8 13 28 1989  37.190 -122.570  15 5.1   Central California

 

Possible foreshock to the Loma Prieta area of central California. This earthquake killed one person and damage in the area near San Jose. Chimneys fell at Cupertino, Los Gatos and Redwood Estates. Damage included broken underground pipes, cracks in walls, fallen water heaters and propane tanks. Light damage reported throughout Sonoma, San Luis Obispo and Stanislaus Counties.

 

 8  8 17 10 55 1996  53.170 -167.160  47 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 08 14 05 17 2012  54.881 -161.214  43 5.2   Unimak Island, Alaska

 8 08 19 09 33 2015  52.397 -169.540  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  7  2 11 30 1931  -4.000  142.000  60 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 8  7  2 13  4 1966  50.570 -171.220  29 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of the largest earthquakes in recent years in the U.S. Felt at Adak.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  7 18 19 18 1992  57.580 -142.860  11 7.2   Southeast Alaska

 

This earthquake in southeastern and the Gulf of Alaska was strongly felt in the Yakutat region. Maximum intensity was V at Fort Richardson. Felt throughout most of southern and southeastern Alaska. The event was also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  7 10 43 31 1959  56.400 -153.600   0 5.9   Southern Alaska

 8  7 21 45 25 1959  56.420 -153.690   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8  7 16 27 16 1960  42.400 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8  7 19 20 15 1960  42.500 -111.400  49 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Located in southeastern Idaho, this event was felt in the Soda Springs area of Caribou County. Plaster and concrete cracked. There were loud noises associated with the earthquake.

 

 8  7  5 37 25 1964  56.800 -152.300  19 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8  7  2 13  4 1966  50.570 -171.220  29 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of the largest earthquakes in recent years in the U.S. Felt at Adak.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  7 14 11 51 1966  59.600 -144.400   4 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 8  7 17 36 28 1966  31.740 -114.510  32 5.7   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake of M 5.7-6.3 was widely felt throughout southern California and Arizona and was also felt at Boulder, Nevada. Plaster cracked at Blythe, Holtville and Winterhaven. A sidewalk sagged and facades of buildings were cracked at Yuma, AZ. Earth cracks were reported. Minor damage at Sonora, Mexico (broken windows etc.).

 

 8  7  8 23 38 1974  56.616 -152.315  35 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8  7 23 26 57 1977  52.407 -176.327 167 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  7 19 16 12 1980  63.310 -151.411  89 5.4   Central Alaska

 8  7  6 37 22 1984  51.306 -179.091  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  7 18 19 20 1992  57.589 -142.846  13 6.6   Southeast Alaska

 

This earthquake in southeastern and the Gulf of Alaska was strongly felt in the Yakutat region. Maximum intensity was V at Fort Richardson. Felt throughout most of southern and southeastern Alaska. The event was also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 8 07 09 30 16 2004  51.753 -166.313   8 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 07 07 27 42 2008  53.486 -167.470  32 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 07 18 30 03 2008  52.190 -175.651  12 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 07 10 49 34 2009  40.310 -124.637  16 5.0   Off coast of Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Ferndale, Petrolia and Whitethorn; (II) at Arcata, Eureka, Fort Bragg, Fortuna, Hydesville, Loleta, McKinleyville, Redway and Rio Dell. Also felt at Bayside, Carlotta, Crescent City, Garberville, Laytonville, Mendocino, Redcrest and Trinidad.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  6 21 11 18 1912 -14.000  167.000 260 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8  6 22 14 24 1913 -15.800  -73.500   0 7.8   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This earthquake destroyed the city of Caraveli. It was felt over about 30,000 sq km and destructive with intensity X in this area but with intensity VII over an area of 58,000 km sq. Caraveli is located in the Cordillera Occidental and was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1868 but reconstructed.  Ground cracks were observed. Maximum damage occurred to buildings in En Atico, Ocona and En Cailloma. Destruction occurred throughout central Peru. Less than 50 were confirmed dead.

 

 8  6  4 10 42 1914  -6.000  123.000 600 7.0   Flores Island area

 8  6 13 13  0 1915  44.000  150.000  60 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 8  6 23 36 59 1942  14.000  -91.000  60 8.3   Guatemala

 

Near the south Coast of Guatemala. Acatenango was destroyed. At least 9 were killed and hundreds injured. Severe damage occurred in western and central Guatemala and in eastern Mexico.

 

 8  6  0 35 37 1949 -18.500 -174.500  70 7.5   Tonga Islands

 8  6  8 31 28 1955 -21.000 -178.000 360 7.0   Tonga Islands

 8  6 15 43 52 1983  40.140   24.750   2 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Damage occurred on Limnos and in monasteries at Mount Athos. Felt with intensity up to VII in Greece, Bulgaria and western Turkey.

 

 8  6 19  6 39 1984  32.380  132.155  33 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VI in Shikoku, Japan and generated an 18-cm tsunami which was observed around Nobeoka. Nine were injured on Kyushu.

 

 8  6  0 36 25 1988  25.149   95.127  91 7.3   Myanmar

 

More than 35 were killed and about 50 injured in the earthquake and subsequent seiche on Jamuna River, Bangladesh which caused a ferry boat to capsize. Damage was considerable in northeastern India. Landslides were common. Additional damage occurred in Burma. The earthquake was felt from Bangladesh, NE India, Burma and Nepal.

 

  8  6  7 27 13 2000  28.856  139.556 395 7.3   Bonin Islands

 

This deep focus earthquake was felt throughout much of Honshu, Japan and as far north as Aomori Prefecture, but did little damage.

 

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

 

In 1891 on Aug. 6 an earthquake followed by a tidal wave caused extensive damage to the Cocopah Indian villages and lands along the lower Colorado.

 

 8  6 19 38  0 1916  36.670 -121.250   0 5.5   Central California

 

Chimneys fell at Paicines, Slight damage occurred at Hollister.

 

 8  6 22 16  0 1932  47.700 -122.300   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

A strong shock felt in Seattle, WA where a few chimneys fell and others were badly damaged.

 

 8  6  6 15  6 1941  55.700 -163.000 150 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported damaging or felt.

 

 8  6  3 44 32 1959  47.800 -119.900   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in central Washington State near Chelan where chimneys and bricks fell and dishes broke. Similar damage was observed at Waterville.  Landslides were common.

 

 8  6 10 46 29 1964  43.400 -126.700  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  6 18 24 49 1964  56.620 -152.590  39 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  6 23 29 17 1973  33.986 -119.475  17 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake located off the coast of southern California near Anacapa Island with maximum intensity V was felt over about 8,000 sq. km area from Carpenteria to Santa Barbara and in Los Angeles. Rockslides and landslides were observed on Anacapa Island. Windows cracked at Oxnard and pavement cracked at Carpenteria.

 

 8  6  2 37 42 1974  60.247 -153.324 136 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  6  3 50 30 1975  39.479 -121.524   7 5.1   Central California

 

Aftershock of Oroville mainshock on Aug. 1. This event was felt with intensity V at Hamilton City and throughout Butte County.

 

 8  6 16 41 52 1975  39.497 -121.529   8 5.2   Central California

 8  6 17  5 22 1979  37.110 -121.511   7 5.9   Central California

 

This earthquake was located in the Gilroy-Hollister area and did damage estimated at $0.5 million (U.S. Dollars) in the epicentral area. The press reported 16 were injured. Buildings in Gilroy suffered damaged including caved in ceilings, plaster cracks, and chimneys fallen. Similar damage was observed in Hollister. Ground displacement was observed on the Calaveras Fault Zone from Hollister to Anderson Lake (about 40 km). Settlement of the ground and slumping were common.

 

 8  6  4 53 58 1982  51.545 -175.915  35 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6 16 33 58 1983  60.513 -153.140 134 5.3   Central Alaska

 8  6 14 53 14 1988  55.119 -156.742  34 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 8  6 13 17 43 1989  60.190 -141.130   7 5.5   Central Alaska

 8  6  1  2 52 1994  51.085 -179.172  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6  8 48  3 1995  52.090 -174.870  72 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6 15 22 49 1998  51.660 -177.280  45 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 06 19 53 11 2002  61.416 -150.355  55 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC)  Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Seward and Wasilla; (II) at Cordova.

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  5  0 10  0 1897  38.300  143.300  60 7.7   So. of Honshu

 

Some damage occurred at at Ayukawa by the earthquake. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 3 meters at Okkirai, Hirota, Onagawa, Ayukawa.

 

 8  5 21 13 55 1927  37.933  142.117  20 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Some damage occurred at Fukushima and Miyagi by the earthquake. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 15 cm at Hababuchi and 1 meter at Aomori with a recession as first motion of the sea.

 

 8  5 14 24  0 1947  25.100   63.400  60 7.6   Pakistan

 8  5 19  8 47 1949  -1.250  -78.370  60 7.1   Ecuador

 

Destructive at Ambato, Guano, Pelileo, Patate and Pillaro, Ecuador. 4000 to 6000 killed. Approximately $7 million U.S. Dollars damage. Topographical changes were observed along with large landslides.

 

 8  5  9 16 48 1950 -50.000  164.000  33 7.3   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 8  5 11  5 60 1964 -32.370 -179.370 288 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 8  5  2 13 10 1969   1.296  126.196  34 7.2   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Violent erthquake in the Molucca Sea. Felt at Manado, Celebes.

 

 8  5  1 58 52 1971  -0.853  -22.130  33 7.0   Central Mid-Atlantic

 

This earthquake occurred on the Atlantic median ridge near the equator.  Events of M>=7 are seldom reached on ocean ridges.

 

 8  5 20 32 53 1982 -12.597  165.931  31 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  5 22 38 22 1996 -20.650 -178.260 539 7.4   Tonga Islands

 

Felt with intensity II on Raoul, 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

 

 

 8  5  1 31 36 1910  42.000 -127.000   0 6.8   North Pacific Ocean

 

Felt along the coast of Oregon. One of the largest historical earthquakes in this area.

 

 8  5  0 11  6 1930  39.750 -127.420   1 5.3   Off Coast California

 8  5 11 25  0 1930  34.500 -119.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

At Santa Barbara. Windows broke and walls cracked at Ventura.  Felt over 9000 sq. miles.

 

 8  5 13 51  9 1971  55.718 -164.920  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8  5  0 54 10 1974  52.288 -173.377  88 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  5 14 47 54 1990  51.751 -175.290  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  5 18 28 10 1994  51.134 -179.294  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  5 18 40 22 1994  51.082 -179.415  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 05 00 56 53 2005  51.235 -178.254  23 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  4  0  0  0 1856  16.000  -88.000  33 7.5   Belize  

 

Strong earthquake in Belize, Felt V at Masaya, Nicaraguea and Nindiri.

 

 8  4 22 41 15 1914  43.500   91.500  60 7.3   Mongolia

 

Felt strongly in Xinjiang, China. Also damage in Weiwoer, Zizhiqu, Provinces.

 

 8  4 18 26 16 1928  16.000  -97.000  60 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt Strongly in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

 8  4 17 51  5 1946  18.920  -68.940   0 8.1   Puerto Rico

 

This earthquake was located off northern Dominican Republic. Destructive throughout most of the Republic and felt sharply in Puerto Rico and the Mona Passage. Maximum intensity in Puerto Rico was VI at Comerico Plants and Maricao.  In Dominican Republic several were killed by falling buildings. A tsunami was generated which killed nearly 2000 according to records kept silent for more than 50 years. The tsunami waves were observed on tide gages at Daytona Beach, FLA; Atlantic City, N.J and Bermuda among other local areas.

 

 8  4 18 59 17 1998  -0.479  -80.233   0 7.1   Ecuador

 

 

More than 50 % of building at at Bahia de Carquez-Canoa were destroyed. Infrastructure(lights, electricity telephone) was disruptive. Forty injured and at least three killed. Damage occurred through Manabi Province. Landslides were common.  Felt in Ecuador and Colombia.

 

 8  4 21 13  3 2000  48.786  142.246  10 7.1   So. Kurils

 

Very damaging in the Uglegorsk and Makarov area. Nearly 1400 buildings were damaged, 8 injured and about 20,000 homeless. Landslides destroyed roads in the epicentral area. Estimated damage about $1 million U.S. dollars. From in Hokkaido, Japan and throughout Sakhalin Island.

 

 8 04 04 37 20 2003 -60.532  -43.411  10 7.6   Scotia Sea

 

Minor damage at Orcadas Base on Laurie 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

 

 

 8  4  4 13  0 1916  41.500 -117.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Objects were thrown from shelves at Winnemucca, Rebel Creek, Elko and McDermitt, Nevada.

 

 8  4 12 24  0 1927  33.830 -118.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Minor damage occurred in Santa Monica Bay. Felt for more than 85 km around the epicenter.

 

 8  4  7 36 59 1959  37.350 -118.550  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

West of Bishop, CA. This was the mainshock of a series of quakes. Landslides were observed and furniture moved at Bishop.

 

 8  4 10 23 29 1969  51.400 -179.600  41 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  4  1 28 31 1972  51.503 -178.466  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage occurred at Adak Island.

 

 8  4  9 48 11 1972  56.230 -135.640  18 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 8  4 11 38  8 1972  56.190 -135.424  18 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in southeastern in Alaska at Gustavus, Petersburg and Sitka.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  4 21 46  3 1984  41.660 -124.440  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 8  4 12  1 56 1985  36.144 -120.152  11 5.9   Central California

 

Six were injured at Avenal when houses and stores were damaged. Damage included porch collapse at two houses, crack and broken chimneys, windows and glassware and objects thrown from shelves. The quake was felt over an area of about 97,000 sq. km.  Hanging objects swung strongly. Large objects moved easily and water tanks were cracked.

 

 8  4  6 13 10 1992  43.454 -127.169  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  4 14 27 41 1992  43.468 -127.014  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 04 07 45 47 2006  52.121  171.035  10 5.5   Near Islands, Aleutians

 8 04 12 58 24 2010  51.423 -178.649  27 6.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 04 13 22 27 2013  49.661 -127.429  10 5.3   Off coast of Washington

 

Intensity V was reported from Port Alice, B.C. and II-III was felt in Campbell River, Nanaimo and Port MacNeill, and II in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Other communities feeling the quake included Port Hardy, Tahsis, Sointula and Alert Bay.  The shaking woke may from their early morning sleep. Lesser shaking of intensity I-II occurred in Washington and was reported from Vashon, Seattle and Arlington, Washington. Earthquakes Canada reported shaking across the northern portions of Vancouver Island. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from this quake.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  3  0  0  0 1361  33.400  135.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A very strong earthquake in the Nankaido and Kinai areas caused great loss of life and (about 500 killed in the earthquake) triggered a deadly tsunami.  This tsunami caused the sea to recede for about an hour before returning. As it returned it caused 500-600 deaths at Nambaura, Osaka and washes away about 1700 houses in the village of Yukiminato, Awa which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. 60 were drowned at Awa. The Yunomine Hot Spring in Wakayama Prefecture stopped after the earthquake.

 

 8  3  1 30  2 1916  -4.000  144.500  60 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt along the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

 

 8  3  1 10  1 1935   4.500   96.300  60 7.0   Nicobar Islands

 8  3  3  8  6 1961  18.500  -66.900   0 7.1   Puerto Rico

 

Earthquake was not damaging in the area because of the intermediate depth.

 

 8  3  8 56 17 1962 -23.300  -68.100 107 7.1   Coast No. Chile

 

No damage due to intermediate depth.

 

 8  3  4 54 34 1968  25.650  128.283 100 7.3   Ryukyu Islands

 

Strongly felt with maximum intensity VI on Okinawa.

 

 8  3 18 11 16 1978 -26.518  -70.664  49 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

Thirteen injured and major damage occurred in the Copiapo-Talta area.

 

 8  3 11 31 15 1989  22.500  123.200   0 7.1   Taiwan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  3  6 49  0 1903  37.330 -121.920   0 5.5   Central California

 

Earthquake in Santa Clara County. Damage occurred to buildings and chimneys at San Jose which was most heavy at Mount Hamilton. Felt from San Francisco, Oakland, to Santa Rosa, Yosemite and Fresno.

 

 8  3 13 50  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 8  3 14 21  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt at Winnemucca, Nevada. Objects fell from shelves at Elko and McDermitt.

 

 8  3 13 32 30 1938  43.000 -127.500   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  3  6 39 42 1955  38.000 -107.300   0 5.0   Colorado area

 

Earthquake in southwestern Colorado. Chimneys cracked at Lake City. People woke at Silberton, Ouray and Telluride. Some ground cracking was observed.

 

 8  3  6  8 30 1959  33.000  -79.500  10 5.5   Southeast U.S.

 

This earthquake occurred near Charleston, South Carolina and dismayed people from South Carolina to Georgia. Minor damage (chimneys and plaster cracking and falling objects) was observed in Charleston, Summerville and Wadmalaw Island. Plaster cracked as far away as Augusta, Georgia. Deep rumbling noises were heard during the earthquake.

 

 8  3  9 13 49 1965  56.600 -159.700  47 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  3 23 17  7 1967  53.630 -170.080 184 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  4 40 55 1972  51.199 -178.119  49 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage occurred at Adak.

 

 8  3  6 59 45 1972  51.134 -178.141  35 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  7  3 14 1972  51.160 -177.990  38 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  3 57  6 1973  53.200 -169.728 115 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  1  3  6 1975  39.490 -121.520   0 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Oroville.

 

 8  3  6 35 18 1975  36.448 -120.453  19 5.2   Central California

 

In northern California the earthquake caused slight damage at Firebaugh in Fresno County and Three Rocks. A waterline broke and cracks were found in plaster. Some churches were damaged.

 

 8  3  7 11 44 1980  52.100 -169.440   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  7 12 32 1980  52.451 -170.020  40 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 18 17 15 1980  53.290 -170.083   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  2 39 29 1986  51.431 -174.173  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 13 29 14 1986  51.250 -176.639  21 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 13 44 55 1986  51.112 -176.706  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 20  8 21 1986  51.177 -176.834  35 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 8  3  0 49  3 1991  40.500 -124.730   5 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 8  3  7 20  2 1993  51.460 -131.540   5 6.2   British Colombia

 

Felt with maximum magnitude IV at Bella Bella. Felt strong on the Goose Group Islands.

 

 8  3 13  4  1 1993  51.279 -130.291  10 5.1   British Colombia

 8  3 15 39 15 1998  54.137 -162.824  56 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 03 04 10 50 2003  56.113 -153.323  17 5.7   Kodiak Island Region, 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

 

 8  2 15  0  0 1361  33.000  135.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A very strong earthquake in the Nankaido and Kinai areas caused great loss of life and (about 500 killed in the earthquake) triggered a deadly tsunami.  This tsunami caused the sea to recede for about an hour before returning. As it returned it caused 500-600 deaths at Nambaura, Osaka and washes away about 1700 houses in the village of Yukiminato, Awa which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. 60 were drowned at Awa. The Yunomine Hot Spring in Wakayama Prefecture stopped after the earthquake.

 

 8  2 11 41 26 1941 -28.500 -178.000  60 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 8  2 19 18 48 1946 -26.500  -70.500  60 7.9   Coast Central Chile

 

Severe damage in northern Chile. Two killed. The depth was at about 100 km so damage was limited.

 

 8  2 13 19 56 1965 -56.200  157.900  33 7.1   Macquarie Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  2 14  6 44 1968  16.588  -97.696  40 7.1   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt with intensity VII in Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico. Up to $2.4 million(U.S. dollars) damage. 18 were killed. Up to 5% of the houses at Pinotepa Nacional were destroyed 50% were eventually torn down. Severe damage at Ometepec. A small tsunami was generated and recorded at Acapulco. Mexico City more than 350 km from the epicenter suffered appreciable damage. Some large buildings were considerably damage. At least 10 buildings were destroyed in Mexico City and 40 people were injured. Electricity and other infrastructure in Mexico was not working. Source: Annual Summary of Information on Natural Disasters, UNESCO, 1969.

 

 

 8  2  7 24 55 1971  41.233  143.700  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong earthquake with slight damage in southern Hokkaido. Largest intensity was VIII at Arakawa and felt as far south as Tokyo. The event generated a tsunami with maximum height of 20 cm at Hiroo.

 

 8  2 10 55 26 1976 -20.600  169.300  52 7.1   Loyalty Islands

 8  2 12 55 29 1996 -10.769  161.445  33 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to IV at Honiara.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  2  7 13  8 1934  61.500 -147.500  25 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Earthquake in south-central Alaska. This event caused dishes to break and small objects to overturn at Anchorage. Source: Earthquake History of the United States, NOAA.

 

 8  2 20 44 46 1945  53.870 -133.350   0 6.3   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt. Source: Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Milne.

 

 8  2 10 18 53 1954  39.420 -118.530   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 8  2 22 17 26 1963  40.500 -125.100  33 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 8  2  3  4 17 1964  56.100 -156.100  33 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 8  2  8 36 17 1964  56.200 -149.900  28 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 8  2 10 18 20 1975  53.477 -161.386  46 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 20 22 16 1975  39.440 -121.460   0 5.3   Central California

 8  2 20 59  3 1975  39.430 -121.470   0 5.3   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Oroville. Part of a strong sequence in the area.

 

 8  2  7  7 18 1980  52.217 -169.447  38 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 10 46 11 1980  51.940 -169.180  16 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  2  6 37  6 1986  51.314 -175.992  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 19 58 33 1986  54.300 -172.800   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 23 18 47 1991  56.950 -157.520  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  2  6  5 14 1999  37.366 -117.020   5 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershock of mainshock on August 1, 1999.  Felt at Amargosa Valley, Veatty, Fallon, Goldfield, Las Vegas, and Tonopah, Nevada.

 

 

 8 02 03 21 42 2007  51.307 -179.971  21 6.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  1  0  0  0 1786  29.900  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Moderate earthquake in Southern China. Felt with IX with moderate damage.  Up to 431 killed.

 

 8  1 15  0  0 1819  35.020  136.030   0 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt with intensity VIII-IX in the Kyoto region of Honshu, Japan. Also at Ise and Mino.

 

 8  1 17 10 57 1913  47.500  155.500  30 7.3   NE Pacific

 

Felt in the Russian Kuril Islands.

 

 8  1 15  8 24 1940  44.300  139.500  40 7.7   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Epicenter under the eastern Sea of Japan. A tsunami was generated. 10 were killed, 20 houses and 644 ships washed away. 612 additional vessels were damaged. Damage was also located at Haboro and in northeastern Korea.  Maximum tsunami height was 3 meters at Rishiri.

 

 8  1 12 34  5 1942 -40.950  175.800  55 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

This earthquake was similar in effects to that of June 24 five weeks earlier.  Damage occurred to chimneys repainted after the previous earthquake. In Wellington chimneys fell and additional damage was revealed in buildings which had not been recognized after the June 24 event. Some minor faulting appears to have occurred near Alfredton and a minor fault moved in the Aorangi Mountains. Maximum intensity was up to VII in the area northeast of Wellington.

 

 8  1 14 30  5 1942 -48.000   99.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 

 

In the ocean southwest of Australia. May have been related to the Wellington New Zealand event less than two hours earlier.

 

 8  1 16 18 41 1943 -20.000  170.000 230 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  1  2 20 54 1960  27.500   55.000   0 7.0   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 8  1 21  2 60 1966  30.000   68.700  33 7.0   Afghanistan

 

The largest of a series of earthquakes in the area that began in February.  This event caused damage near Quetta and destroyed about 1300 houses in 45 villages in the Kuki Tehsil. Two were killed and up to 15 injured.

 

 8  1 20 19 22 1968  16.500  122.267  36 7.7   Luzon, Philippines

 

This earthquake was destructive in northern Luzon with maximum intensity VI at Manila, Infanta, Baguia and Aparri. Landslides were observed in Casiguran near the epicenter. Manila was considerably damaged. A six-story tower the "Ruby Tower" collapsed burying several hundred people. 216 were killed and several hundred were injured. Followed by a strong aftershock sequence.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  1  7 45  0 1900  39.953 -112.114   0 5.7   Utah area

 

Deep shafts of mines twisted and could not be operated. Dishes fell from shelves. Plaster fell, dishes broke and chimneys were thrown down at Goshen.  At Santaquin house made from Adobe was split in two. People were thrown from their beds.

 

 8  1  3 30  0 1902  34.600 -120.400   0 6.3   Off So. California

 

This was a strong aftershock of the Santa Barbara County quake of July 27.  The shock completed the ruin of buildings which was begun in the first quake.  Nearly all homes in Los Alamos were damaged. Cracks and fissures were seen in the ground. Water table changes were observed.

 

 8  1 13  4 30 1952  34.900 -118.950   0 5.1   So. California

 8  1  1 48 19 1956  65.840 -133.470  15 5.8   Yukon Territory, Canada

 8  1  5 10 35 1974  56.622 -153.963  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  1  5 55 37 1974  56.592 -152.217  23 5.7   Southern Alaska

 8  1 20 20 14 1975  39.497 -121.474  14 5.7   Central California

 8  1 21 21 51 1975  39.442 -121.528   8 5.3   Central California

 

These were the mainshocks of a series of earthquakes that occurred on this date.  Structural damage occurred to schools, hospitals and homes in Otoville and Thermolito. Damage included cracked plaster, broken windows and light fixtures.  This event was associated with the first recorded surface cracking in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

 

 8  1 10 50 25 1979  41.054 -127.231   5 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 8  1 16 38 56 1980  37.550 -118.890   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 8  1 16 47 48 1980  37.532 -118.846   5 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8  1 17 31 54 1980  37.574 -118.881   7 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

The largest of these events was felt over an area of about 40,000 sq. km of Nevada and California. At Mammoth Lakes dishes, windows and doors rattled, some cracked. A jar of Mayonnaise fell from the shelf. Some rock slides were observed on slopes and hiking trails.

 

 8  1 23  7 15 1980  59.617 -148.937  26 5.7   Southern Alaska

 8  1  1 42 16 1981  60.115 -153.159 108 5.1   Central Alaska

 8  1 14 28 18 1986  37.513 -118.395   9 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8  1 21  5 39 1986  51.416 -174.353  27 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV in Adak.

 

 8  1 13 45 25 1992  57.084 -155.298  56 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  1  4 17 14 1999  37.351 -117.059   6 5.0   California/Nevada area

 8  1 12 47 50 1999  51.520 -176.273  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly on Adak.

 

 8  1 16  6 24 1999  37.342 -117.020  12 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Fallon, Goldfield, Las Vegas, and Tonopah, Nevada. Also felt in California at Big Pine, Ghisho, and as far south as Ridgecrest, Fresno, Death Valley Junction and Yermo. Strong aftesrhock sequence.

 

 8  1 20 10 56 1999  52.339 -173.355  53 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 01 18 20 05 2011  51.792 -171.267  41 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians