TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

Maximum intensity VIII at Taranaki and Nelson but most strongly at Farewell

Split. Damage to houses occurred and extensive ground cracking was observed. A surface scarp of several meters was observed. A number of chimneys were toppled. Many aftershocks.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt lightly at Agana.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Minor property damage occurred in this earthquake which was felt over an area including at least eight States. Damage included felled chimneys, and cracked bricks and concrete. Underground pipes broke in Natrona County, Carbon

County and Casper. Damage also was reported in Colorado, Nebraska and

South Dakota. NEIS reported damage to two 5-story buildings about 300 km

from the epicenter in Colorado in the Colorado Springs area. Cracks appeared in foundations, walls and a gas leak was observed.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Aftershocks of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

10 17 15 30  0 1737  51.100  158.000  40 8.3   Kamchatka

 

Preceded by an eruption of Awatschinskaja or Goralaja lasting 24 hours. Followed by a terrible eruption of Klutschewakaja which last three days. Many places were raised into hills while others sunk into chasms. Near the sea lakes and bays were produced. The sea was greately 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

 

 

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity V at Apia in the Samoa Islands.

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt by many at Juneau.

 

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

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

 

Felt at Valdez, Alaska.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 

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

05 10 14 36 22 2005  51.260 -178.430  29 5.1  ANDREANOF ISLANDS,

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

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 hig 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

 

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 gas 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.

 

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

 

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 16 42 31 1989  51.188 -179.234  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 16 49 47 1989  51.096 -179.191  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 16 54  4 1989  51.320 -179.450  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 17 42 35 1989  51.130 -179.280  32 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 17 52 47 1989  51.140 -179.150  34 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 18  4 40 1989  51.176 -179.163  46 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 18 50 41 1989  51.076 -179.306  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 18 55 53 1989  51.150 -179.269  55 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 19  6 31 1989  51.164 -179.457   9 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

10  7 20 15 21 1989  51.106 -179.287  33 5.1   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

 

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.

.

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 volcanos formed in the Kuru Gaudan area. Surface ruptures extended for up to 70 km north of Ashkhabad. Destruction was also complete in the Iranian cities of Deregez, Khkester and Kelat. Thousands were killed in this region under piles of debris in at least 30 heavily damaged cities.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

Walls collapsed at Woburn, Massachusetts.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Hogatza, Northern Alaska.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt on Akutan

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 ater 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 highwahs. 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.

 

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

 

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 areas.  Over 2000 apartment units sustained damage. Transportation was disrupted in the area to 25 bridges. Many fires began from gas leaks. Ground cracks in the Elysian Park area were observed also in the Puente Hills area. Minor landslides and rockfalls were observed.

 

10  1  5  2 34 1992  51.123 -177.997  15 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

10  1  0 52 51 1996  51.872 -166.605  10 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

10  1 19  9  3 1996  26.475 -110.862  10 5.5   Gulf of California

10  1 11 53 24 1998  51.481 -178.165  46 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

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

 

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  3 27 59 1992  51.410 -178.630  26 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  5 33 59 1992  51.130 -178.160  34 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  6  3 30 1992  51.690 -178.460  52 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  6 47 51 1992  51.460 -178.310  36 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  7 24 24 1992  51.160 -178.210  30 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  9 42 53 1992  51.100 -178.240  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30  9 59  2 1992  50.900 -177.980  37 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30 10  5 26 1992  51.180 -178.160  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30 23 28 18 1992  51.210 -177.960  34 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 30 19  5  8 2000  57.502 -142.837  33 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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 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.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 the 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

 

 

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

 

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 whoe 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.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 21  5 15  0 1897   7.100  122.100   0 8.7   Celebes Sea

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in Jolo, Dvao, Panay, Capiz, Passi, San Jose, Banate, Pototan. The quake caused considerable damage in churches where facades fell into the street, chandaliers fell and pictures fell from walls. Towers fell. The military hospital at Zamboanga was nearly destroyed as were schools. Stone buildings in the city were nearly all damaged or destroyed. A huge ground crack was observed from the sea to into the interior at Magay. Other cracks emitted black water and sulfurous odors.  The earthquake was preceded by a loud earthquake noise. A strong  aftershock occurred as strong as the first which caused panic and a strong tsunami. The tsunami destroyed small boats and some buildings at Jolo,

Isabela, San Roman, Recodo and other places. At least 100 were killed. The market was carried away in the Moro area and many houses were carried away. Thousands were left homeless.

 

 9 21  2 20 56 1931  36.150  139.233  20 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Moderate damage in central Honshu, Japan. 16 killed in Musasi, Honshu area.

 

 9 21  2 30 35 1952 -21.750  -65.750 260 7.2   Argentina

 9 21  1 37 13 1985  17.802 -101.647  31 7.6   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Aftershock of the Mexico City earthquake of Sept. 19, 1985. This earthquake caused additional casualties and damage with maximum intensity up to VI in Mexico City. It was felt throughout central Mexico. A tsunami was generated which was recorded at Acapulco with 1.4 meters. Well fluctuations were recorded at Santa Fe, N. M.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 21 21 27 24 1939  30.000 -114.000  16 6.0   SW U.S.A

 9 21 19 53  7 1941  34.867 -118.933   0 5.2   So. California

 

Earthquake near Cuddy Valley with slight damage in the Los Angeles area.  Felt also at Gorman and Wheeler Ridge.

 

 9 21 16 16 20 1959  62.500 -158.700   0 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 21  0  1 55 1967  31.426 -115.953   1 5.2   So. California

 9 21 10 35 54 1973  57.232 -153.956  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 21  2 11 34 1980  29.694 -113.576  15 5.2   Gulf of California

 9 21 17  8 56 1980  51.970 -169.970  12 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 17 13 36 1980  51.940 -170.130   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 12  2 26 1990  61.900 -148.620  52 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 21 20 30 45 1992  51.230 -178.970  76 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 21  3 28 55 1993  42.314 -122.012  11 6.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 9 21  5 45 34 1993  42.358 -122.045   5 6.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 9 21  6 14 42 1993  42.130 -121.950  18 5.6   Oregon state, U.S.

 

These earthquakes in the Klamath Lakes area of southern Oregon caused about $8 million in damages. One person was killed when a landslide crush his car. A second was killed by a heart attack. The maximum intensity of this event was VII at downtown Klamath Falls where more than 1000 homes and buildings  were damaged. Highways were covered by landslides and ground cracks were observed in several locations. Felt in southern Oregon and northern California.

 

 

 9 21 12 36 27 1997  41.605 -126.237  10 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 9 21 22  3  5 1997  51.992 -170.566  33 5.4   Andreanoff 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, Dvao, Panay, Capiz, Passi, San Jose, Banate, Pototan. The quake caused considerable damage in churches where facades fell into the street, chandaliers fell and pictures fell from walls. Towers fell. The military hospital at Zamboanga was nearly destroyed as were schools. Stone buildings in the city were nearly all damaged or destroyed. A huge ground crack was observed from the sea to into the interior at Magay. Other cracks emitted black water and sulfurous odors.  The earthquake was preceded by a loud earthquake noise. A strong  aftershock occurred as strong as the first which caused panic and a strong tsunami. The tsunami destroyed small boats and some buildings at Jolo, Isabela, San Roman, Recodo and other places. At least 100 were killed. The market was carried away in the Moro area and many houses were carried away. Thousands were left homeless.

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1899  37.900   28.100   0 7.0   Turkey

 

Felt strongly in Aidin, Smyrna and Meander Valley with maximum intensity Up to IX. Severe damage in Sultannisar, Atca, Nazilli, Kuyyucak, Denizli. Up to 1117 killed.

 

 9 20 14 39  0 1920 -20.000  168.000  60 8.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

 9 20  1 46 33 1935  -3.500  141.800  60 7.9   Papua New Guinea

 9 20  5 23  1 1935  -3.300  142.500  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 9 20  6  0  4 1968  10.735  -62.669 107 7.0   Windward Islands

 

Strong earthquake caused damage in Sucre, Venezuela espicially 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 home 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 Chia0i and Hua-lien 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

 

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. Aslo 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.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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. Lawremce 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

 

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.

 

 

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 even 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 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

 

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

 

 

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 Australia near Yapen, Irian Jaya. At least 15 were killed at Yapen and many injured in extensive damage. The quake triggered a local tsunami which caused damage on Yapen and also on Biak.

 

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.

 

 

 

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 21 23 24 1999  60.312 -137.016  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Whitehorse, Southern Yukon Territory, Canda. Also felt at Skagway, Alaska.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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 sharly 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

 

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

 

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

09 05 10 07 07 2004  33.060  136.670  14 7.2  NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

09 05 14 57 18 2004  33.190  137.090  10 7.4  NEAR THE SOUTH COAST HPNSHU, JAPAN

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  5 12 30  0 1883  34.500 -120.000   0 5.9   So. California

 9  5  5 36  0 1928  42.100 -115.200   0 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 9  5 14 42  0 1928  34.000 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 9  5  4 38 46 1944  44.960  -74.720  12 5.9   New York State

 

One of the strongest earthquake recoded in New York, this was felt from Maine to Virginia and west to Indiana. Property damage was done (about $5 million) at Massena and Cornwall. Chimneys fell and structures collapsed or were damaged. Damage was done to brick structures as well as to infrastructure in the region. Some water wells dried up.

 

 9  5  6 54 10 1949  53.620 -132.970   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  5  2  1 18 1955  37.367 -121.783  10 5.8   Central California

 9  5 12 10  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  5  4 52 10 1961  51.800 -131.200   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  5 11 34 32 1961  59.820 -150.830   0 6.1   Southern Alaska

 9  5 16  4 28 1962  40.715 -112.089   7 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 9  5 14 22  9 1986  28.124 -111.396  10 5.0   Gulf of California

 9  5  2 59 41 1994  55.987 -158.436  62 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 9  5 20 27 20 1995  34.100 -116.370   0 5.1   So. California

 9  5 17 48 26 2000  51.466 -178.443  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Moderated 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 measred 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 measred 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 flet 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 strongst 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

 

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.

 

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 southestern 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.

 

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 irreplacable structures and items. The earthquake was located in Sagami Bay southwest of Tokyo. At least 15 lines of vertical faults were found with displacement up to 6 feet. Leveling showed uplifts up to 2 meters along the Sagami Bay. The tsunami reached up to 10 meters. Many groundwater effects were observed including pulsating earthquake fountains. More than 128,000 houses were destroyed in the quake and up to 450,000 were burned in the ensuing fire. A hotel built one year earlier with great  ability to move (architect: Frank Lloyd Wright) survived with only a few cracks and was used as hospital and first aid station following the earthquake. Building techniques in Tokyo contributed to the firestorm. These included buildings close to the ground and paper thin walls

 

 9  1  3 48  0 1923  35.400  139.800  60 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of the Tokyo-Yokohama quake.

 

 9  1 22 44  8 1945 -47.470  166.120   0 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Earthquake felt throughout Otago and Southland. Also felt north at Timaru and Jackson's Bay. Maximum intensity was V.

 

 9  1  0  9 35 1961 -59.500  -27.300 131 7.5   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  1 19 20 39 1962  35.000   49.500   0 7.0   No. Iran

 

Extreme damage in northwestern Iran. Up to 12,000 killed. Especially powerful in the Buyin and Zahra areas.

 

 9  1  9 29 32 1981 -14.960 -173.085  25 7.9   Samoa Islands

 

Felt 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

 

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 dmage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C. Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.