TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 23  2 47  0 1905  49.300   96.200  25 8.2   Mongolia

 

A similar earthquake occurred in this remote area on July 9, 1905. These events were both felt with intensity X in the Tannv-Il'sk region.

 

 7 23 14 53  9 1943  -9.500  110.000  90 8.1   So. of Java

 

Severe earthquake in the Jogyakarta region of Java, Indonesia. Maximum intensity was VIII. 213 were killed in this earthquake. Most intense between Garut and Surakarta along the south coast of Central Java.  More than 2000 were seriously injured and 2800 homes were damaged.

 

 7 23 10 26 45 1949 -18.500  170.000 150 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 7 23 15  3 33 1949  38.570   26.290  10 7.0   Aegean Sea

 

This earthquake was destructive in Izmer and Karaburun near the west coast of Turkey. One was killed and several were injured. Heavy damage occurred in Marmara and Kardamuea on the northern part of the Island of Chios. Four died and several hundred houses were destroyed on Chios.

 

 7 23 21 51  8 1961 -18.500  168.300  44 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

A tsunami with maximum height about 2 meters did minor damage at Port Vila

and Forari.

 

 7 23 14 42 37 1978  22.282  121.512  17 7.4   Taiwan

 

This earthquake was strongly felt in Taiwan and lightly felt at Hong Kong.  A small tsunami was generated which was measured with maximum height 10 cm registered at Ishigakijima, Ryukyu Islands.

 

 7 23 14 23 51 1982  36.183  141.950  30 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

This earthquake was lightly felt with slight damage at Mito. Shaking also occurred at Tokyo, Yokohama and Sendai.

 

 7 23 15 17 11 1988  -6.500  152.870  40 7.0   New Britain

 

Felt with intensity V at Rabaul, slight damage. The earthquake was also felt at Arawa and Panguna and Bougainville, New Britain.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 23  7 30 26 1923  34.000 -117.250   0 6.2   So. California

 

Earthquake in the San Bernardino Valley. This event did severe damage in San Bernardino where masonry buildings and chimneys were damaged. Building and windows also cracked at Redlands.

 

 7 23  0 45  0 1946  44.300  -98.400   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Located near Wessington, South Dakota, this event cracked water mains in several localities. It was strong enough waken people especially in the Huron area. Also felt from Pierre eastward to De Smet and at Redfield to the north.

 

 7 23  0 38 32 1952  35.366 -118.583  16 6.1   So. California

 

Additional damage to brick buildings in Arvin. At Bakersfield a house collapsed. Plaster and brick fell from houses. Felt from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park.

 

 7 23  3 19 23 1952  35.366 -118.583  16 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at and frightened many at Bakersfield.

 

 7 23  7 53 19 1952  35.000 -118.800   0 5.4   So. California

 

One house completely collapsed in this aftershock. People were awakened in many surrounding cities. Transformers were ripped off, chimneys fell. Many were alarmed.

 

 7 23 13 17  5 1952  35.217 -118.817   0 5.7   So. California

 

Several weakened structures fell in Arvin. Furniture, knickknacks, pictures, books, small items and dishes fell and broke. Gas tanks and water mains broke and transformers were ripped off. Felt in Los Angeles, Torrence, San Marino and many other cities in southern California.

 

 7 23 18 13 51 1952  35.000 -118.833   0 5.2   So. California

 

An old brick building damaged in the first earthquakes collapsed and fell during this aftershock. Objects and light fixtures were damaged in Los Angeles. Felt in Fresno and San Pedro with intensity IV.

 

 7 23  0 45 10 1957  51.400 -177.200  33 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 14 15 26 1960  34.368 -107.050  10 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

One of two earthquakes in New Mexico on July 22 and 23. These events were felt in the Rio Grande River in Socorro County over an area of about 3000 sq. miles. Maximum shaking caused damaged at Lajoya where adobe buildings were damaged and toppled. Canned goods fell from shelves.

 

 7 23  7 35 48 1964  56.300 -157.800  13 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 7 23 14 19  1 1964  57.100 -150.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 7 23 19  8  7 1964  59.900 -149.200  21 5.4   Southern Alaska

 7 23 21 54 54 1964  57.700 -152.200  28 5.2   Southern Alaska

 7 23  3 37 51 1966  51.690 -173.570   7 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 14 31 51 1966  51.700 -173.500  55 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 20 11 58 1966  51.810 -173.470  21 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 19 13  9 1972  50.102 -129.298  31 5.8   British Colombia

 7 23 21 43  7 1972  49.940 -128.712  33 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 7 23 20 37 46 1973  30.751 -113.468  33 5.0   SW U.S.A

 7 23 13 44 54 1977  54.354 -162.402  20 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 14 10 27 1977  53.842 -161.933  81 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 19 32  5 1977  52.975 -162.559  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 19 38 28 1977  54.392 -163.359   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 23 15 19 35 1978  63.344 -147.446  23 5.0   Central Alaska

 7 23 18  4 14 1985  41.789 -127.313   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 7 23  0  8 40 1986  51.100 -175.700   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 23  4 10 17 1988  51.280 -176.150  33 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

 

 7 22  0  0  0 1816  15.500  -91.500  33 7.6   Guatemala

 7 22 19 25 51 1930  44.600  147.800 120 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 7 22 17  9 29 1937  64.800 -146.800  60 7.3   Northern Alaska

 

Felt over an area of about 500 km radius. Little damage occurred near the epicenter because of its remote and uninhabited nature. Following information is from the article by E.H. Bramhall in the Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, Vol. 28 No 2, April 1938 "The Central Alaska Earthquake of July 22, 1937". At Salcha Bluff the highway was blocked by a large landslide. Mud boils and long cracks were observed in this area more than a foot long. Water was well above normal. A two-story log structure was destroyed in the earthquake. Fairbanks also suffered damage. Estimated damage in  Fairbanks was $5000 and included damage to bottles, windows and other goods. Infrastructure was undamaged. Felt from Anchorage to Valdez and along the Alaska Railroad.

 

 7 22  5 11 16 1953  50.500  157.500  70 7.2   Kamchatka

 7 22 16 56 58 1967  40.670   30.690   4 7.3   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Severe damage occurred at Modurnu and Adapazari, Turkey with maximum intensity up to X. This earthquake was felt over an area of 500,000 sq. km.   More than 170 (official toll was 173) were killed, 107 severely injured, 76 more were slightly injured. more than 4000 homes were destroyed or  uninhabitable an additional 5000 were damage. The damage was greatest near Adapazari. The event occurred on the westward extension of the same fault which caused the earthquakes in Bolu in 1944 and in Abant in 1957. Ground cracks and displacement were visible for more than 70 km reaching up to 1.4 meters horizontal displacement and up to 1.3 meters vertical throw. Damage near the fault was less than that at some distance from the fault. This is a common observation in many large earthquakes. Another common observation is that the wood frame houses held up well compared with those made from Concrete. A strong aftershock sequence followed. Many effects were similar to those seen in the Izmit earthquake of August, 1999.

 

 7 22 14 19 36 1996   1.000  120.450  33 7.0   Celebes Sea

 

Some damage (with maximum intensity at VIII) was observed in the Tolitoli area. Also felt in Palu with intensity V.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 22 20 32  0 1899  34.300 -117.400   0 6.5   So. California

 

Felt in San Bernardino County and over nearly all of southern California. The greatest intensity was in the Cajon Pass area along the San Andreas Fault. Landslides in the mountains were common. The main highway was impassable for up to 4-5 miles through the mountains. Property damage occurred at San Bernardino and Patton with less damage in Los Angeles, Redlands and Pomona.

 

 7 22 20 55 13 1933  53.000 -169.500  25 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 22 17  9 29 1937  64.800 -146.800  60 7.3   Northern Alaska

 

Felt over an area of about 500 km radius. Little damage occurred near the epicenter because of its remote and uninhabited nature. Following information is from the article by E.H. Bramhall in the Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, Vol. 28 No 2, April 1938 "The Central Alaska Earthquake of July 22, 1937". At Salcha Bluff the highway was blocked by a large landslide. Mud boils and long cracks were observed in this area more than a foot long. Water was well above normal. A two-story log structure was destroyed in the earthquake. Fairbanks also suffered damage. Estimated damage in Fairbanks was $5000 and included damage to bottles, windows and other goods. Infrastructure was undamaged. Felt from Anchorage to Valdez and along the Alaska Railroad.

 

 7 22 20  5 25 1948  50.130 -129.720   0 5.5   British Colombia

 

Felt at Victoria, B.C.

 

 7 22 20 52 43 1948  49.840 -129.650   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 

Aftershock of a similar earthquake on March 18, 1948.

 

 7 22 10 34 12 1964  31.700 -114.100  16 5.0   SW U.S.A

 7 22 10 17 17 1966  51.650 -173.500   8 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 22  0 35 44 1980  51.940 -174.020  68 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 22  2 39 54 1983  36.228 -120.416   9 6.0   Central California

 7 22  3 43  1 1983  36.210 -120.413  10 5.3   Central California

 

Large aftershocks of the Coalinga earthquake of May 2, 1983 (M 6.4). This event caused additional damage in the area causing light fixtures to fall in  Coalinga and chimneys, walls and foundations cracking. Landslides were observed. Two people were injured. Felt from Sacramento to Bakersfield and into Nevada.

 

 7 22 13 33 60 1986  37.526 -118.429  10 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

A strong aftershock of the Chalfant, California earthquake of July 21.

 

 7 22  5 35 18 1999  61.297 -149.385  46 5.6   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

 

 7 21  0  0  0 1654  34.300  105.500   0 7.5   So. China

 

Severe damage at Fong-siang. Extremely damaging to may structures. Up to 12,000 were recorded dead many from falling buildings. Rivers were darkened and some ground cracks were observed. Estimated maximum intensity was to X.

 

 7 21 11 19  0 1891  37.000  141.500  60 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 7 21  3 36 22 1931 -21.000  170.000 140 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 7 21  6 18 18 1934 -11.000  165.800  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 7 21 11 52 14 1952  35.000 -119.016  16 7.8   So. California

 

The largest earthquake in the continental U.S. since the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. This event occurred about 25 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. Felt over an area of about 300,00 square km. Maximum intensity was XI near Bealville. Twelve were killed, nine from a wall collapse at Tehachapi. 18 were hospitalized and hundreds others injured. Damage estimates were upward of about $40 million U.S. Dollars. Surface ruptures were observed throughout the mountains in the vicinity of the White Wolf Fault. Some railroad tunnels were demolished. A fire caused multi-million damage at Pomona Cycling Plant. Many buildings collapsed at Tehachapi and Arvin and Bakersfield. Felt as far as Gerlach, NV and at Phoenix, AZ. Water splashed from swimming pools in Los Angeles. Landslides were common. Changes in water wells were observed as far away as Goleta.

 

 7 21  0  0  0 1956  23.000   70.000  10 7.0   India

 

The epicenter of this earthquake was located in the Kathiawar peninsula southeast of the Indus delta. Damage was considerable at Kutch where more than 110 were killed, up to 800 injured and more than 1000 houses were destroyed. A train was derailed at Kandia (Kutch).

 

 7 21 13 45 54 1977  16.900  122.400  33 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt widely in eastern Luzon, Philippines. Strongest damage at Tuguegarao (intensity VII). Also felt in Manila, Cabanatuan City and Bajuio City.

 

 7 21 18 36 32 1994  42.340  132.865 471 7.3   NE China

 

Felt with intensity III at Tokyo and with intensity II at Aomori, Sapporo and Yokohama, Japan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 21 22 31 18 1914  49.000 -130.000   0 6.5   Vancouver Island area

 

Not widely felt.

 

 7 21 11 52 14 1952  35.000 -119.016  16 7.8   So. California

 7 21 12  2  0 1952  35.000 -119.000   0 5.5   So. California

 7 21 12  5 31 1952  35.000 -119.000   0 6.4   So. California

 7 21 12 19 36 1952  34.900 -118.900   0 5.3   So. California

 7 21 15 13 58 1952  35.183 -118.650   0 5.1   So. California

 7 21 17 42 44 1952  35.200 -118.500   0 5.0   So. California

 7 21 19 41 22 1952  35.100 -118.800   0 5.5   So. California

 

The largest earthquake in the continental U.S. since the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. This event occurred about 25 miles south of Bakersfield, CA.

Felt over an area of about 300,00 square km. Maximum intensity was XI near Bealville. Twelve were killed, nine from a wall collapse at Tehachapi. 18 were hospitalized and hundreds others injured. Damage estimates were upward of about $40 million U.S. Dollars. Surface ruptures were observed throughout the mountains in the vicinity of the White Wolf Fault. Some railroad tunnels were demolished. A fire caused multi-million damage at Pomona Cycling Plant. Many buildings collapsed at Tehachapi and Arvin and Bakersfield. Felt as far as Gerlach, NV and at Phoenix, AZ. Water splashed from swimming pools in Los Angeles. Landslides were common. Changes in water wells were observed as far away as Goleta.

 

 7 21  8 53 31 1957  68.900  -59.400   0 5.7   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 7 21 14 37 24 1958  51.500 -178.430  57 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 21 17 39 29 1959  37.000 -112.500   0 5.5   Utah area

 

This earthquake occurred along the Arizona-Utah border. The quake caused plaster and chimneys to fall at Kanab, Utah. Minor chimneys to walls, plaster and windows was also observed at Fredonia, AZ. A rockslide occurred at the Grand Canyon.

 

 7 21 12  3 41 1971  51.950 -170.540  36 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 21 23 37 34 1982  54.952 -156.900  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 7 21 17 35 18 1983  58.383 -153.047  54 5.0   Southern Alaska

 7 21 14 42 26 1986  37.537 -118.443   9 6.6   California/Nevada area

 

Strong activity near Chalfant Valley. A stronger earthquake occurred on July 21, These shocks injured two and caused up to $2.7 million U.S. Dollars damage in Bishop and Chalfant. At Bishop some chimneys cracked, windows broke and tile and plaster fell. Some walls were cracked. Most damage at Chalfant occurred when mobile homes were shaken from their foundations damaging gas and water lines. Fractures were observed and small landslides and large rockslides were observed in the mountains. The earthquake, although not large was felt as far as Salt Lake City Utah. The Chalfant sequence was the subject of a special study and thousands of foreshocks and aftershocks were recorded.

 

 7 21 14 51 10 1986  37.561 -118.387  10 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Small objects were overturned at Benton. Trees and bushes shook strongly. People had trouble standing. At Big Pine and Bishop items were shaken off shelves, dishes and glassware broke, vehicles and people rocked.

 

 7 21 15 24 46 1986  56.592 -153.361  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Unalaska and Cold Bay.

 

 7 21 22  7 18 1986  37.498 -118.397   9 5.6   California/Nevada area

 7 21  0  9 37 1996  51.212 -169.037  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 21 20 38 19 1996  64.505 -137.726  10 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 20  0  0  0 1835  37.900  141.900   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 

This earthquake was located off Miyagi Prefecture and Sanriki. It triggered a tsunami which washed several hundred houses away. Many people drowned in the tsunami. Sendai castle was destroyed. Maximum tsuanmi height was 2.5 meters at Ryori.

 

 7 20 13 38 34 1907   7.100  125.600  60 7.1   Central Philippines

 

This earthquake was felt within intensity V in the southeastern portion of Mindanao. Felt strongly at Davao with origin probably on the eastern side of the mountain range which separates the Salug and Agusan Rivers. Also felt at Caraga and Baganga with intensity IV and at Suriagao and Cebu about 350 km away from the epicenter.

 

 7 20  2 23  0 1939 -22.000 -179.500 650 7.0   Tonga Islands

 7 20 11  2 17 1948 -17.000  -75.000  70 7.1   So. Peru/Bolivia

 7 20 19 54 28 1975  -7.104  155.152  44 7.7   Solomon Islands

 

Felt strongly with intensity VIII. Damage occurred on Bougainville Island.  A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 2 meters at Torakina. Also felt strongly in the Shortland Islands.

 

 7 20 22 51 42 1976 -31.340 -179.010 392 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.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 20  2 10 44 1934  52.000 -173.000  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 20  0 11 38 1954  38.184 -116.363   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 7 20  9  2  8 1962  39.500 -118.300   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Near a sparsely settled area of Dixie Valley, Nevada. Felt by many people in Austin, Fallon and Luning. Furniture moved at Luning. Also felt up to 300 km away in Wells, NV.

 

 7 20  0 11 35 1963  65.200 -133.700  33 5.8   Yukon Territory, Canada

 7 20 20 11 41 1965  53.900 -166.500  73 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 20 13 24 26 1977  54.612 -161.599  53 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 20 14 26 39 1982  52.259 -168.768  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 20  1 59  8 1986  53.530 -167.344  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 20 14 29 45 1986  37.567 -118.439   6 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Strong activity near Chalfant Valley. A stronger earthquake occurred on July 21, These shocks injured two and caused up to $2.7 million U.S. Dollars damage in Bishop and Chalfant. At Bishop some chimneys cracked, windows broke and tile and plaster fell. Some walls were cracked. Most damage at Chalfant occurred when mobile homes were shaken from their foundations damaging gas and water lines. Fractures were observed and small landslides and large rockslides were observed in the mountains. The earthquake, although not large was felt as far as Salt Lake City Utah. The Chalfant sequence was the subject of a special study and thousands of foreshocks and aftershocks were recorded.

 

 7 20 14 51  8 1988  51.740 -170.150  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 20 11 48 47 1991  54.565 -161.654  33 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay, King Cove and Sand Point, Alaska.

 

 7 20  8 53  2 1995  52.854 -174.396 208 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 20  0 30 21 1997  52.562 -167.484  14 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 20  0 55 25 1997  52.547 -167.473  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 19 15  0  0 1835  38.050  142.050   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

This earthquake was located off Miyagi Prefecture and Sanriki. It triggered a tsunami which washed several hundred houses away. Many people drowned in the tsunami. Sendai castle was destroyed. Maximum tsuanmi height was 2.5 meters at Ryori.

 

 7 19  1 27 26 1934  -0.500  133.300  60 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 7 19 19 35 24 1937  -1.500  -76.500 190 7.1   Ecuador

 7 19 15  6 10 1959 -15.000  -70.500 200 7.0   Central Peru

 7 19  0 14 45 1971  -5.688  153.800  42 7.1   New Britain

 

Part of the strong seismicity that hit New Ireland and New Britain from  July 14 - 31, 1971 including at least two events of M>8.

 

While not strictly s significant earthquake in the sense required for inclusion in this listing one of the largest earthquakes to ever hit Britain occurred on this date. This quake hit North Wales hit early on the morning of July 19, 1984 with M 5.4. It was the largest event in the UK in the 20th century and was felt over an area of about 250,000 sq. km (nearly all of  the United Kingdom). Much of North and mid Wales was strongly shaken Electricity went out, stone walls fell, animals stampeded and the gables of houses fell.  Damage was mitigated by strict building codes in the region. The seismic history of England has been recorded for nearly 2,000 years and a number of damaging events have occurred during in that time.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 19  4 34  0 1909  40.200  -90.000   0 5.7   Northern Plains

 

Located between Havana and Petersburg, Illinois a bit north of Springfield. Chimneys fell in Illinois, Missouri and Davenport, Iowa. 20 windows broke at and near Petersburg, bricks were dislodged and windows and plaster broke.

 

 7 19  2 38  0 1930  45.000 -123.200   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Located near Perrydale, Oregon, this event caused plaster to crack at McCoy, Oregon. Roads cracked about half a mile from Perrydale.

 

 7 19  5  6 36 1933  43.000 -127.300   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 19 10 45 29 1933  51.750 -174.000  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19 10 53 53 1933  51.750 -174.000  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19 13 32 21 1933  51.750 -174.000  25 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19 14 59 52 1933  51.750 -174.000  25 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19 20 41 28 1951  51.600 -177.800  64 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt lightly at Adak.

 

 7 19 23 52 23 1955  56.500 -153.000   0 6.0   Southern Alaska

 7 19 19 20 34 1966  51.700 -173.300  47 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19  1 48 26 1969  68.800 -155.700  15 5.1   Northern Alaska

 7 19  9 32  6 1978  56.831 -151.560  13 5.7   Southern Alaska

 7 19 17 22 28 1982  51.913 -170.545  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19 19  9 23 1985  52.900 -173.900   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 19  4 31 56 1986  53.300 -165.990  35 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 7 19  5  4  8 1986  53.339 -165.859  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 7 19  6 53 18 1986  53.600 -167.171  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 7 19 11 31  8 1986  53.600 -167.435  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity III at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 7 19 20 52 10 1986  53.645 -167.204  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity III at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 7 19 22 32 36 1986  53.800 -167.500   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 7 19 10 54 42 1988  50.506 -129.924  10 5.4   British Colombia

 7 19  8 28 57 1996  51.521 -177.665  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

07 19 08 01 48 2004  49.680 -126.940  22 6.4  VANCOUVER ISLAND,

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 18 19  4 52 1928  -5.000  -79.500   0 7.0   Ecuador

 7 18  0  0  0 1934 -11.000  166.100   0 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt widely in the Vanuatu and Banks Islands.

 

 7 18  1 36 24 1934   8.140  -82.380   0 7.7   Costa Rica

 7 18 16 59 38 1934   7.750  -82.250   0 7.0   Costa Rica

 

Destructive at David and Puerto Armuelles, Panama. Up to $1 million U.S. dollars damage. Maximum intensity up to VII. Five damaging and large earthquakes occurred on July 17-18 including these two in Panama and two in the Vanuatu Islands with M 8.1 each. An earthquake also occurred in Taiwan with M 6.3-7.0 and killed up to 50 people.

 

 7 18 19 40 15 1934 -11.800  166.500  60 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

 7 18  6 19 34 1956  -5.070  130.260 128 7.4   West Irian, PNG

 

No surface expression due to intermediate depth of this hypocenter.

 

 7 18 19 55  4 1959  15.500  120.500 200 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VI at Dagupan and with IV at Manila, Philippines

 

 7 18  5 24 48 1969  38.300  119.400  35 7.8   So. China

 

One of the most violent earthquakes of 1969. The epicenter was located in the Gulf of Chihli off the mouth of the Huang Ho. The event was felt in T'ien-Ching, Beijing, and as far as the island of Kyushu, Japan. Some damage was reported  in the area around the Gulf of Chihli.

 

 7 18  8 39  6 1992  39.675  143.027  35 7.0   NE. of Honshu

 7 18 10 20 12 1992  39.500  143.060  33 7.0   NE. of Honshu

 

Felt with intensity III at Aomori, Hachinohe and surrounding area and with intensity II at Akita. Felt as far south as Tokyo. A tsunami was generated with maximum wave height of 46 cm at Ofunato.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 18 22 50  0 1894  41.224 -111.959   0 5.0   Utah                

 

Felt in Ogden, Utah. Three distinct shocks were felt. Walls were cracked. Dishes shook and fell from tables. Citizens were frightened.

 

 7 18  6  1  0 1932  48.000 -121.800   0 5.7   Washington state, U.S.

 

Widely felt shock near Sultan, Washington. Felt from Leavenworth on the east to throughout the Puget Sound area of Washington. No damage was  reported. It is likely that the earthquake was at a deep focus because of the large area affected.

 

 7 18  1  1 15 1937  54.000 -166.500  70 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 18  3 26 38 1939  49.010 -129.220   0 6.5   Vancouver Island area

 7 18  6  6 58 1946  49.540 -129.710   0 6.5   Vancouver Island area

 7 18  7 16 26 1946  49.340 -130.270   0 6.5   Vancouver Island area

 

These three earthquakes were likely felt in their epicenter areas, but this is not documented.

 

 7 18 14 27 58 1946  34.533 -115.983   0 5.6   So. California

 

Located in San Bernardino County. Small objects shifted in Yucca Valley and White Water. Little damage due to light settlement in the epicentral region.

 

 7 18  0 39 21 1958  51.400 -176.600   0 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 18 17  3 58 1958  58.500 -138.500   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 7 18  1 48 39 1970  51.400 -178.500  46 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Andreanof Islands.

 

 7 18  1 52 56 1970  51.410 -178.660  56 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 18  3 40 16 1982  55.770 -159.396  79 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 7 18 19 20 20 1989  51.720 -177.240  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 18  5 37 31 1995  60.910  -60.730  27 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 17  7 34 12 1956  -7.000  128.000 450 7.0   Banda Sea

 

The hypocenter was too deep for significant surface expression of effects.

 

 7 17 19 42 23 1980 -12.525  165.916  33 8.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

This event was felt in the Banks Islands and the Torres Islands. It generated a tsunami which was observed as far away as Hawaii with height up to 27 cm and in Western Samoa.

 

 7 17  8 49 13 1998  -2.961  141.926  10 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 

The earthquake did relatively little damage but did generate a strong tsunami which killed nearly 2500 people while leaving nearly 10,000 homeless. The tsunami hit the beach near Sissano with wave heights up to about 15 meters.

Villages along the coast were destroyed and strongly damaged. The earthquake was felt along the coast of northern Papua New Guinea.

 

U.S./CANADA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 17  1  2 11 1923  63.000 -147.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 7 17 21 58 23 1955  54.400 -168.300  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity III.

 

 7 17 23 52 23 1955  56.300 -153.200   0 6.1   Southern Alaska

 7 17 19  2 13 1958  51.540 -176.680   0 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 17 19 29 36 1958  51.400 -176.700   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 17 20 59 24 1958  51.450 -176.690   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 17 18 21 35 1965  54.500 -161.500  37 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 17 11 28 13 1967  51.100 -169.300  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 17  4  3 39 1969  51.380 -179.740  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 17 20 51 36 1969  64.000 -147.300   0 5.1   Northern Alaska

 7 17 20 54 41 1969  65.300 -141.900 100 5.0   Northern Alaska

 7 17 22  3 37 1969  64.000 -147.300   0 5.1   Northern Alaska

 7 17 10 42 42 1974  51.662 -173.509  45 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 17 18 24 47 1975  31.927 -115.777  17 5.0   So. California

 7 17 20 44 30 1979  62.273 -148.136  58 5.3   Central Alaska

 7 17 19 31 30 1985  51.620 -172.919  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 17  2 26 19 1989  51.900 -168.100   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 17  7 12  9 1991  50.935 -130.162  10 5.3   British Colombia

 7 17 17  7 50 1992  51.280 -175.700  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:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 16 20  3  0 1918  35.800   25.500 150 7.0   Aegean Sea

 

Intermediate depth of focus prevented damage or injuries.

 

 7 16  7  7 17 1955  37.650   27.260  40 7.0   Aegean Sea

 

Destructive earthquake on Samos where 40 houses were destroyed at Karlovasi and three were injured at Tiganion. Also destructive in Turkey and in the the region of Izmir where 3 were killed, 12 injured and 500 houses were destroyed. Felt over an area of 230,000 sq. km.

 

 7 16 15  7 11 1956  22.240   95.730  39 7.0   Myanmar

 

Destructive earthquake in upper Burma/Myanmar. Damage was observed in Mandalay. 38 dead, 50 injured at Sagaing. 80% of houses in Mandalay were damaged 22 km from the epicenter.

 

 7 16  7 26 35 1990  15.679  121.172  25 7.8   Luzon, Philippines

 

More than 1500 killed and 3000 injured. Severe damage was observed in Bataan and Manila. Fissures and surface faulting were located along the Philippine and Digdig Fault. Felt with maximum intensity VII in Manila.

 

 7 16  7 45 59 1990  15.639  121.146  33 7.5   Luzon, Philippines

 7 16 11 56 38 1998 -10.976  166.279 111 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

No surface expressions due to intermediate depth of this earthquake.

 

 7 16  3 57 46 2000  -7.747  150.917  10 7.3   New Ireland

 

Not felt strongly in this remote region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 16 19  0  0 1906  34.000 -107.000   0 6.3   SW U.S.A

 

This was the most severe of a series of three events in this region in 1906. It was felt at Raton, New Mexico and 255 miles to the northwest and at Douglas, Arizona 250 miles to the southwest but was strongest at Socorro, New Mexico. A train about 10 miles from Socorro was nearly derailed.

 

 7 16  7  7 48 1936  46.000 -118.500   0 5.8   Washington state, U.S.

 

This earthquake occurred on the border between eastern Washington and Oregon and was destructive at Freewater, State Line and Umapine. Plaster and chimneys were destroyed and damage occurred in schools and other buildings. Well water changed and cracks appeared in the ground (in one case nearly over an area of 1500 X 75 feet). Some cracks were up to 200 feet long and water came out of them . Felt over a large area of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

 

 7 16 21 19 39 1960  65.890 -167.030   0 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt widely in the Seward Peninsula. At Teller, cans fell and hanging objects swung.

 

 7 16 12 54 41 1962  62.300 -153.100  39 6.0   Central Alaska

 

In south-central Alaska walls cracked and goods were displaced especially in Anchorage. At Farewell small objects and furniture were overturned. Several landslides were reported at Puntilla. Felt by all in McGrath.

 

 7 16 16 36 36 1972  58.439 -154.272  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 7 16  0 10 23 1984  52.480 -168.550  48 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 16 17 57 51 1985  34.543 -116.842   1 5.2   So. California

 

M 5.2 is NEIC MB magnitude (ML is 3.9). Earthquake was not reported felt.

 

 7 16 20 46 55 1988  51.940 -170.790  52 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 15  5 35 13 1945  17.500  146.500 120 7.1   No. Marianas

 7 15  7 59  8 1981 -17.260  167.601  30 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Minor damage in the Shepherd Islands area.

 

 7 15 20 27 51 2003  -2.598   68.382  10 7.6   Carlsberg Ridge

 

Felt strongly in the Maldive Islands.

 

07 15 04 27 14 2004 -17.680 -178.760 565 7.1  FIJI REGION

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 15 22  0  0 1915  40.239 -111.656   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt widely in northern Utah. Ceilings cracked at Provo. Intensity was VI in Salt Lake City and V at Heber and Midvale.

 

 7 15  7 26  1 1964  52.100 -170.600  30 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 15  8 36 41 1965  61.700 -134.900  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 7 15 14 16  7 1965  37.310  -74.390   0 5.3   Off East Coast U.S.

 7 15  0 24  2 1971  54.600 -133.600  18 5.3   British Colombia

 7 15  5 50 19 1979  51.984 -170.572  22 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 15  7 51 55 1981  51.510 -174.930  39 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 15  8 25 37 1981  51.368 -174.777  39 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 15 13  5 41 1981  51.420 -174.850  45 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 15  3 55 55 1983  52.017 -176.639 130 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 15  7 48 59 1983  60.318 -140.914  11 5.1   Central Alaska

 7 15  5 32 41 1990  52.834 -168.415  57 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 15  4 53 19 1998  37.564 -118.805   6 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly at Mammoth Lakes, California. Small items knocked from shelves in the Lake Crowley area, California. Also felt at Bishop, CA.

 

07 15 12 06 52 2004  49.750 -126.860  18 5.9  VANCOUVER ISLAND,

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 14  9  0  0 1699 -11.800  -77.500  40 7.8   Central Peru

 

Violent in Lima, Peru. Felt with maximum intensity VII.

 

 7 14 13 32  0 1899  60.000 -150.000   0 7.2   Central Alaska

 

This was a severe earthquake felt in the Cook Inlet of Alaska. The  area most affected was near Tyonek.

 

 7 14 10 27  0 1906   4.600  -74.000   0 7.6   Colombia

 

Strong earthquakes were felt in Bogota, Colombia on both July 11 and 14.

 

 7 14  5 52 53 1940  51.750  177.500  80 7.8   Rat Islands

 

Felt at Adak, Alaska.

 

 7 14  7  1  0 1947   1.380  -77.290   0 7.0   Colombia

 

Two people were killed. Moderate damage with intensity to IX at Pasto, Colombia.

 

 7 14  6 23 52 1957 -27.100 -178.000 200 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 7 14  6 11 29 1971  -5.500  153.900  47 8.1   New Britain

 

Moderate Damage in Papua New Guinea with maximum intensity VI in New Ireland and Bougainville. A Tsunami was generated. Slight damage occurred and several were injured. Landslides were reported in New Britain one of which blocked the road from Rabaul to Kokopo for a length of about 300 meters. The tsunami was observed in Rabaul about 30 minutes after the earthquake with maximum height of 2 meters and flooded the southeast coast of New Britain where it reached 3 meters in some areas. The earthquake was also felt at Wide Bay, New Britain and Kieta and Wakunai, Bougainville Island. 

 

 7 14  4 51 21 1973  35.200   86.500  32 7.5   Xizang

 

Earthquake in Tibet. The event was preceded by several strong foreshocks in the two days prior to the event. Little damage because of the remoteness of the epicentral region.

 

 7 14 20 42 43 1989  -8.090  125.110  33 7.1    Banda Sea

 

The earthquake injured at least seven people and damaged up to 38 buildings on Alor, Timor.

 

 7 14  9  9  5 1991  37.000   68.000   0 7.2   Afghanistan

 

This event was felt strongly in northern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. Felt with maximum intensity V. Also felt in Tashkent, U.S.S.R and in the Changigarh and Srinagar areas of India.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 14  0  0  0 1831  47.600  -70.100   0 5.7   New England

 

This was one of two earthquake of about equal intensity which occurred near the mouth of the Saguenay during 1831.

 

 7 14 13 32  0 1899  60.000 -150.000   0 7.2   Central Alaska

 

This was a severe earthquake felt in the Cook Inlet of Alaska. The

area most affected was near Tyonek.

 

 7 14 22 22 25 1926  66.000 -163.000   0 5.6   Northern Alaska

 7 14  0  0  0 1940  52.000  178.000  80 7.7   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 7 14  8 40 48 1959  51.500 -172.000   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 19 43 46 1962  40.430 -125.520  18 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over an area of about 2500 square miles off northwestern California in Humboldt County. No damage was reported but small objects and furniture shifted and windows, dishes and doors rattled.

 

 7 14 12 47 26 1964  41.700 -125.600  33 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

No reports of felt activity. An earthquake occurred along the California-Mexico border about the same time and was felt widely in that region.

 

 7 14 15 50  3 1964  48.900 -122.500  33 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Occurred near Bellingham, Washington. Felt throughout northwestern Washington and British Columbia, Canada. Slight damage occurred at Bellingham, Custer and  Sumas, Washington and at Abbotsfored and White Rock B.C. Loud noises were heard in several towns during the earthquake. Felt area about 8000  square miles.

 

 7 14 22 59  9 1964  59.500 -144.800  20 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 7 14 13 45 58 1965  52.400 -168.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 17 55 52 1965  52.630 -168.490   6 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 18  1 30 1965  52.500 -168.600  22 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 12 18 17 1966  56.200 -149.800  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 7 14  5  8 22 1973  58.000 -138.003  33 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 7 14 12 15 47 1982  60.395 -153.275 185 5.4   Central Alaska

 7 14 17 31 29 1988  43.500 -114.500   0 5.4   Montana/Idaho

 7 14 15 12 14 1993  52.190 -170.710  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 18 38  9 1994  55.470 -163.860 166 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 19  6 27 1995  53.315 -166.835  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 14 17  7 14 1996  51.100 -176.400  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:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 13  0  0  0 1605  19.900  110.500   0 7.5   Southeast Asia

 

Moderate damage was observed in Guangdong Province, China. Maximum intensity up to intensity X. At least 1200 were killed. A large number of walls tumbled and homes were destroyed in Yu-lin and Lou-tchoan.

 

 7 13 11 13 34 1923  31.000  130.500   0 7.2   Kyushu, Japan area

 7 13 11 12 15 1936 -24.500  -70.000  60 7.3   Coast No. Chile

 7 13  1 18 23 1974   7.700  -77.700  12 7.3   Colombia

 

About 50 houses were partially destroyed and collapsed. Eleven were killed. The earthquake was strongly felt in central and western Colombia, Panama and Maracaibo and Caracas, Venezuela.

 

 7 13  2 50 17 1991  41.898 -125.815   5 7.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake was located off the coast of Oregon and California. It was felt with intensity IV at Coquille, Harbor and Reedsport, Oregon. It was also felt with intensity IV at Bandon, Coos Bay, Langlois and Ophir. Felt from Crescent City and Klamath, California and throughout much of western Oregon and northern California.

 

 

 7 13  2 35 56 1994 -16.620  167.518  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VI at Port Vila and with intensity V on Malakula. Felt throughout the Vanuatu Islands in Ambryn, Aoba, Efate, Epi, Erromango, Espiritu Santo, Maewo and Pentecost.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 13  0 59 33 1957  52.000 -169.500   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 13  8 10  1 1958  57.910 -136.990   0 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Sitka. Aftershock of major earthquake of July 9, 1958.

 

 7 13 12 28 47 1959  52.000 -172.000  33 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 13  6 47 54 1964  44.700 -129.800  33 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Followed on July 14 by strongly felt earthquake near Seattle.

 

 7 13 11 54 46 1964  42.520 -126.730   3 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 13 14  9 21 1965  51.520 -178.360  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 13  2 59 27 1973  49.000 -128.289  18 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 7 13 11  9 58 1974  40.372 -125.182   1 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 7 13 13 25 17 1978  52.260 -168.830  10 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 13  5 58  1 1981  67.791 -161.520  12 5.0   Northern Alaska

 7 13 22 10  7 1981  50.206 -173.186  37 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 13 13 47  9 1986  33.076 -117.876  10 5.8   So. California

 

This earthquake caused up to $700,000 U.S. dollars in damage in San Diego County, CA. The damage in San Diego was mostly to plate glass windows, walls and plaster and downed chimneys. Felt over most of southern California from Las Vegas NV to Yuma, AZ.

 

 7 13  2 50 17 1991  41.898 -125.815   5 7.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake was located off the coast of Oregon and California. It was felt with intensity IV at Coquille, Harbor and Reedsport, Oregon. It was also felt with intensity IV at Bandon, Coos Bay, Langlois and Ophir. Felt from Crescent City and Klamath, California and throughout much of western Oregon and northern California.

 

 7 13 15 10 30 1996  51.358 -177.851  25 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 12  7  0  0 1687 -32.750  -70.730   0 7.3   Central Chile

 7 12  0  0  0 1688  38.400   26.900   0 7.5   Aegean Sea

 

A strong aftershock of an earthquake that occurred on July 10 at Smyrna. That earthquake caused the peninsula to separate from the mainland by up to 100 feet. The town of Smyrna was ruined by fire and earthquake. Walls were thrown down. The surface of the earth subsided by up to two feet. Vast fissures were observed. Between 15,000 and 20,000 were killed.

 

 7 12 12 45  0 1785   4.700  -73.800   0 7.0   Colombia

 

Much damage was caused to churches (at least two destroyed) and towns throughout the region. Damage estimated at the time at least 600,000 pesos. At Santa Fe de Bogota. At least 14 killed with severe damage throughout the area. A strong earthquake on the Island of Antigua occurred the day before on  July 11, 1785 which destroyed much of the Island.

 

 7 12  4  7 36 1911   9.000  126.000  60 7.8   Central Philippines

 

An extremely destructive earthquake which caused great damage. Heavy furnature was seen rolling along church floors. Houses tilted to one side. Threw trees to the ground. High waves were observed in lakes which invaded far inland (probably a seiche). In La Paz the roof fell off the church and houses. Many buildings tilted. Large cracks appeared on the ground. The ground moved in waves as if it were water. Nearly all houses were damaged or destroyed in Veruela and Butuan.

Trees fell. Damage was also observed in Ninatuan, Boston, Baganga, Caraga, Davao, and Cagayan where clocks stopped bells rang and general alarm was created. Felt throughout most of Mindanao.

 

 

 7 12 21  7 58 1927  44.600  145.100 100 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 7 12  1 58 52 1947  45.400  150.000  45 7.0   So. Kurils

 7 12 13 17 11 1993  42.790  139.200  20 8.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

This earthquake killed at least 240 people in the region of Hokkaido, Japan. this toll included several fishermen. The damage to 540 houses which were destroyed and nearly 2000more which were damaged was caused by fires, earthquake in an accompanying tsunami. About 600 fishing boats were lost. The tsunami reached maximum height of 31 meters on the southwest coast of Okushiri Island. It also caused extensive damage to a factory in Russia at Kamenka, Sakhalin Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 12  0  0  0 1861  45.400  -75.400   0 5.7   New York State

 

Epicenter was near Ottawa where chimneys fell. Felt also at Montreal and at Syracuse, New York where it shook furniture.

 

 7 12 12 15  0 1906  34.000 -107.000   0 6.3   SW U.S.A

 

This was the first of a series at Socorro, New Mexico where smaller foreshocks began around July 2. This earthquake was felt with intensity VIII and destroyed some homes and chimneys and walls, especially those made of adobe. Fissures in the ground were observed and the ground was seen to move in wave-like fashion. Followed by several local shocks on July 16 and November 15.

 

 7 12 19 24 10 1932  26.500 -110.000   0 6.8   Gulf of California

 7 12 19 30 23 1944  44.500 -115.500   0 6.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Near Seafoam, Idaho. At the Ranger Station in Seafoam a new cabin was nearly displaced from its foundations. Boulders rolled down the hillside and some rocks were observed to move at least a foot into the air. Felt in Montana, Oregon and Washington States.

 

 7 12 21 56 27 1946  53.500 -169.000 100 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 12 11  9 10 1950  52.500 -167.500   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 12 16  5 25 1954  39.300 -118.500   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Another event in the Dixie Valley Swarm.

 

 7 12 10 32  2 1967  54.900 -161.100  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 12 22 57  8 1971  51.680 -174.100  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 12  1 27 56 1981  67.697 -161.442  34 5.3   Northern Alaska

 7 12 17  3 25 1981  52.481 -169.183  36 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 12 15 10  4 1983  61.028 -147.147  17 6.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity VI over an area of about 600,000 sq. km. The epicenter was near that of the Good Friday quake of 1964. The Valdez Airport Terminal suffered about $1 million U.S. dollars damage. May have been caused by a break in a dam in Berg Lake where the water level dropped 210 ft. and the countryside was flooded. Dishes, glassware, walls were damaged at Girdwood and Valdez. Felt in Alaska  in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 7 12 17 31 27 1983  59.951 -152.921  95 5.0   Southern Alaska

 7 12 18 42 25 1993  52.048 -166.393  10 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 12 11 15 59 1998  52.648 -174.333 173 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

07 12 23 01 38 2003  54.880 -134.320  10 6.0  QUEEN CHARLOTTE

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 11 22 14  0 1889  43.200   78.700  40 8.3   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

Moderate damage occurred in Chilik, Kazakhstan and in Alma Ata with maximum intensity X. The earthquake was strongly felt in the populated areas of Uytal and Sazonovka. 3000 structures were reported ruined. Fissures were found along the convergence of the Charyn and Chilik Rivers. Landslides were common. A huge wave in the Issyk Kul lake gushed up onto the shore and flooded the bank for a considerable distance. The earthquake was felt over an area (with intensity VII) of 160,000 square km and with intensity VI up to 600 km from the epicenter. Shaking was reported as much as 1500 km from the epicenter.

 

 7 11  7 39  0 1899  48.000  146.000 499 7.5   So. Kurils

 7 11  8 38  0 1905  49.500   97.300  20 7.0   Mongolia

 

Strong aftershock of the great Mongolian earthquake (M 8.3) on July 9.

 

 7 11 15 37 30 1905  22.000  143.000 450 7.3   Volcano Islands

 7 11 19 44 44 1924  37.100   83.600   0 7.2   Xizang

 7 11  2 10 25 1943 -32.500 -178.500 180 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 7 11  4 46 42 1946  17.000  -94.500 130 7.1   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Felt with some damage in the region of Veracruz, Chiapas, Oaxaca and also in Mexico City. Damage was moderate.

 

 7 11 18 21 56 1951  29.000  139.300 500 7.0   Bonin Islands

 7 11 20 41 47 1976   7.410  -78.050   3 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 

The second strong shock of the day. The first caused damage in the Jaque area and was felt in Colombia and Western Venezuela. This second event injured seven and caused additional damage in the Panama-Colombia area.

 

 7 11 12 56 28 1983 -60.889  -53.020  10 7.0   Southern  Ocean

 7 11 21 46 40 1995  21.966   99.196  13 7.1   Myanmar

 

Eleven people were reported killed and 136 injured. Nearly 100,000 homes were destroyed and an additional 42,000 damaged. Strongest damage occurred in Lancang, Menglian and Ximeng, China. Damage occurred as far as Myanmar.

 

 7 11 14 14 16 1999  15.782  -88.330  10 7.0   Coast of Central America

 

Two persons were killed, one from a heart attack. At least forty were injured in the Puerto Barrios area of Guatemala. Damage was reported to bridges,  houses and highways. Damage was also reported from Honduras. The earthquake was felt from Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Mexico.

 

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U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 11  4 15  0 1855  34.100 -118.100   0 6.1   So. California

 

Occurred in the Los Angeles area. Four shocks were felt and caused bells in San Gabriel Mission Church fell. An adobe building on Raymond Fault was wrecked. Nearly all structures in the Los Angeles area were damaged (about 26 buildings). The walls of the Star Hotel were cracked. A tsunami was observed.

 

 7 11 22  0  0 1880  42.000 -112.300   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Two houses were badly shaken at Portage, Utah. People ran into the streets.

 

 7 11 16 41 48 1942  38.300 -116.100  16 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Two shocks rattled windows and were felt in Tonopah and Manhattan.

 

 7 11  7 43  5 1958  50.500 -175.000   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 11  9 44 19 1964  59.700 -146.100  28 5.3   Southern Alaska

 7 11 20 25 40 1964  59.700 -146.200  40 5.6   Southern Alaska

 7 11  7 12 58 1965  58.000 -151.400   7 5.1   Southern Alaska

 7 11  1 11 19 1966  53.460 -167.650  32 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 11 23 23 12 1973  51.972 -176.102  63 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 11  2 55  2 1978  52.765 -132.104  10 5.4   British Colombia

 7 11 12 28  4 1979  55.180 -134.890  18 5.1   British Colombia

 

Felt with intensity IV at Craig, Hydesburg, Klawock and throughout southeastern

 Alaska.

 

 7 11 14  7 31 1979  62.870 -127.570  18 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 7 11  8 58  8 1981  52.411 -170.576  52 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 11 15 14  4 1990  59.325 -136.476  10 5.8   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Skagway, AK (slight damage). Als felt at Auke Bay, Haines and Juneau and as far as the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 7 11 18 14 16 1992  35.210 -118.066  11 5.7   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Adelanta, California City and Edwards Air Force Base. Felt in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

 

 7 11  2  3 56 1997  44.254 -129.199  46 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 11  1 32 28 2000  57.369 -154.206  44 6.8   Southern Alaska

 

Felt throughout the Kodiak area north to Anchorage, Alaska with maximum intensity V. Minor damage was observed on Kodiak.

 

 7 11  1 38 45 2000  57.401 -154.269  67 5.6   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity IV in eastern Mindanao.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Not reported felt by the Canadian Geological Survey.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 7  9  9 40 56 1905  49.500   97.300  22 7.6   Mongolia

 

Felt in Mongolia with Intensity X.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

07 09 18 40 34 2002  43.550 -127.250  10 6.0  OFF COAST OF OREGON

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt Strongly at Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 7  8 10 22  7 1918  24.500   91.000  60 7.6   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

 

No damage reported from this intermediate depth earthquake.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Aftershock activity in the Dixie Valley sequence.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

July 6.

 

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

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

 

Felt at Lakeside, CA.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

Felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tadjikistan with slight damage.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Lynn Canal and Haines, AK.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak and Atka, Andreanof Islands

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Espiritu Santo Islands.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Aftershock of M 6.0 at Gustavus on July 3.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

Felt with intensity VIII in Hindu Kush

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak

 

 7  4 19 30 42 1974  45.100   94.000  33 7.5   Mongolia

 

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

 

 7  4  1 20  8 1982  27.800  137.233 560 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 7  3  4 40  6 1924  36.000   84.000  60 7.2   Xizang

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

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

 

Felt at Adak, Alaska

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

Felt at Adak, AK.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

 

Felt with intensity IX in the epicentral area.

 

 7  2 21  3 42 1930  25.500   90.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Aftershock of Landers earthquake.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 30  0  0  0 1868  24.500   91.500   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Slight Damage.

 

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

 

Maximum intensity 9-10 in epicentral area.

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Big Bear Lake aftershock.

 

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

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Severe damage with intensity X in Turkey.

 

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

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

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

 6 29 10 37 41 1975  38.650  130.400 600 7.7   Korea

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Aftershock of the Parkfield earthquake of June 28.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Aftershocks of Big Bear and Landers earthquakes.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Earthquake was felt at intensity VI in the epicentral area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Off the west coast of Guatemala, little damage.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Yakutat.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

June 28, 2004 is the 12th Anniversary of the Landers/Big Bear earthquake in Southern California which occurred in 1992. This event is often considered a landmark event in that strong triggering was observed for nearly 1000 km from the epicenter, especially in volcanic  regions. This caused many geophysicists to rethink the prevailing paradigm that earthquakes had no effect at distances more than  several fault lengths away from the epicenter. See also global history section.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Riverside.

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 6 27  0  0  0 1854  50.500  158.000  40 7.0   Kamchatka

 6 27  0  9  0 1904  52.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt in Lower California.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt in Lower California.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Not reported in U.S. Earthquakes - 1963.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 6 26 19 46 15 1926  36.000   28.400 100 7.4   Turkey

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Aftershock of an M 7.5 on June 24, 1973.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Aftershock of the Northridge earthquake. Felt with intensity V at Glendale area,

throughout Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Minor damage.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

This earthquake which occurred exactly 89 years ago today was one of the strongest ever recorded on South Island, New Zealand. It was felt throughout the entire country (North and South Island). Maximum intensity of X included extensive landslides and faulting with surface faulting observed over 8 km.

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 15 15  0  0 1662  35.020  136.095   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 6 15 10 33  0 1896  39.600  144.200   0 8.5   So. of Honshu

 6 15 19 16  0 1896  39.500  144.000  60 7.5   So. of Honshu

 6 15 23  1  0 1896  39.500  144.000  60 7.5   So. of Honshu

 

27,122 killed with at least 22,000 of these near Yamashita with an additional 9,247 injured. More than 11,000 houses were wrecked  and washed away (10.617 swept out to sea and 2,456 damaged beyond repair). The main destruction occurred in the prefecture of Iwate (where more than 25,000 were killed) in the town of Kamaisi and in  many regional cities and villages. It was estimated that 52% of the inhabitants of Hyori were drowned and 63% of the houses washed away. Total loss of life from the tsunami and earthquake is estimated at about 26,000 - 29,000 persons similar to that which occurred during the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. At least 100 aftershocks were recorded A further earthquake occurred on the Sanriku coast on Aug. 5, 1897 and is probably a triggered aftershock.  Tsunami heights were up to 40 meters at Shirahama, Ryori Bay and 26 meters at Yoshihana. Tsunami registered 9 meters in Hawaii. Referred to as the great Meiji Sanriku tsunami. (data from: "Great Earthquakes" by: Charles Davison, Murby and Co., 1936.)

 

 6 15  9 34  0 1901  39.000  143.000  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

A tsunami was generated which inundated 50 ha of Miyagi Prefecture.

 

 6 15 14 26  0 1911  28.000  130.000 100 8.0   Ryukyu Islands

 

There were 12 killed and 422 housed collapsed by this earthquake. A tsunami inundated Chinzei Villate in Oshima.

 

 6 15  6 12 36 1928  12.500  121.500  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Destructive earthquake of Intensity VIII. The second in a pair, the first of which occurred on June 14. The destructive effects occurred along the seashore

 destroying a railway and destruction of a concrete warehouse. As the ground slipped towards the sea it appears that subsidence occurred with differential elevation changes along the shoreline. After the shock the land was invaded by the ocean. In Manila the shock was felt my most people and caused some items

to fall and wooden building s to creek. Estimated damage to Mindoro Sugar Company machinery was placed at P100.000. (Data from:Southeast Asia Association of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Series on Seismology Vol. IV Philippines, by Lolita C. Garcia et. al., June 1985).

 

 6 15 11 44 43 1948  33.700  135.200   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 6 15  0 59 46 1966 -10.400  160.800  34 7.5   Solomon Islands

 6 15  1 32 54 1966 -10.200  160.900  23 7.2   Solomon Islands

 6 15 11 14 52 1970 -54.336  -63.645  33 7.0   So. So. America

 6 15  0 19 34 1975  43.700  147.950  40 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A strong aftershock of the M 7.0 quake that hit the same area on June 10, 1975 and caused a minor tsunami that was observed as far as Wake Island. Felt in Hokkaido.

 

 6 15 20 42  6 1999  18.386  -97.436  70 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 15  6 34 25 1934  61.500  -59.000   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 15 15 12 42 1952  65.610 -134.850  15 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 15 17 47 14 1953  56.300 -153.800  33 6.5   Southern Alaska

 6 15 18 18 22 1957  52.000 -171.000   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 20 19 15 1964  58.800 -150.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 15 22 53  4 1964  62.100  -64.900  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 15  1  9  5 1973  45.310  -71.120  12 5.0   New England

 

Cracks formed in the road in the area around Montpelier, VT. Chimneys and storeware were thrown down and damaged esp. at Woburn Quebed. The quake also caused damage in Quebec (plaster and broken windows), Maine, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, New York and Vermont and felt throughout the remainder of New England.

 

 6 15 12 11  2 1973  51.271 -179.380  44 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 13 38 23 1973  51.210 -179.350  48 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 19 18 48 1973  41.500 -125.530   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6 15 19 57 38 1982  51.319 -178.469  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 19 40 28 1983  56.660 -153.155  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 15  4 27 15 1984  52.298 -178.560 173 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 11 51 26 1996  51.293 -176.349  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 12 23  5 1996  51.271 -176.285  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15  0 40  4 1999  58.367 -151.935  32 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 14  0  0  0 1893  40.200   19.700   0 7.5   Adriatic Sea

 

Felt in Austria, Chimara and Kue in Epirus.

 

 6 14 11  9  0 1899  18.000  -77.000  60 7.8   Jamaica

 

Felt throughout Jamaica with moderate to strong intensity of shaking.

 

 6 14 11 30  0 1905 -30.000 -159.000  60 7.0   So. Pacific Ocean

 6 14  9 33  1 1913  43.100   25.700  15 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 6 14  3  9 45 1942  15.000  145.000  80 7.0   No. Marianas

 6 14  6 11 23 1955  19.400 -107.000   0 7.0   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 6 14  0 12  2 1959 -20.420  -69.000  83 7.5   Coast No. Chile

 

Damage in northern Chile with one killed. Quake was felt in Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta and Tarapaca.

 

 6 14  7 40 56 1990  11.667  122.003  18 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

At least four people were killed and 15 injured in the Culasi area. Considerable damage to other areas of Oanay. Felt from Iloilo (VI); Bacolod and on Cebu. Followed about five hours later by an event in Xinjiang, China which was M 6.8 but killed one and destroyed up to 3000 homes and left 20,000 homeless in the Ust-Kamenogorsk-Zaysan area, Russia.

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TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 14 22  0  0 1744  42.600  -70.000   0 5.0   Maine

 

Bricks were thrown from several Boston chimneys. Damage was also observed in other towns and several stone fences were damaged. The shock was reported from Cumberland, Maine to New York City. Several aftershocks occurred.

 

 6 14 15  3  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Part of a strong sequence of events in the Helena, Montana area during 1935 and 1936.

 

 6 14  5 32  0 1938  45.900 -111.300   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

This earthquake was strongest at Trident, Montana where it cracked plaster and threw down rocks at quarries. A slightly stronger earthquake occurred earlier in the day.

 

 6 14  3 30 13 1945  37.100 -117.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 14  3 31 16 1945  36.941 -117.441   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 14  4 17 28 1953  32.833 -115.667  10 5.7   So. California

 

Damage occurred at Brawley, CA especially to chimneys. Several canal structures were damaged at the Thistle Lateral Canal near Westmoreland. Several ground cracks were observed. Felt from Palm Springs to San Diego and Yuma, AZ.

 

 6 14  6 24 25 1957  51.900 -176.100  40 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  9 40  6 1965  44.610 -129.590   7 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 14 13  5 53 1965  44.500 -129.500  25 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 14  0 52 35 1972  60.457 -153.416 139 5.0   Central Alaska

 6 14 20 50 26 1975  71.960 -131.720  18 5.1   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 14 18  1 33 1976  51.670 -171.340   2 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  0 29  0 1989  51.270 -174.100  50 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  0 35 58 1989  51.547 -174.316  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  4 39 51 1989  50.400 -175.500   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14  3 55 23 1990  56.740 -155.344  46 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6 14 16 27 32 1996  51.400 -176.600  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 13 39 27 2001  51.342 -179.845  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 19 48 53 2001  51.320 -179.845  55 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 14 20  1 37 2001  51.081 -179.750  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 13  0  0  0 1888  38.500  119.000   0 7.5   So. China

 

Felt strongly in Northern China with considerable damage at Chefoo, Tientsin and Newchang.

 

 6 13  9 38 53 1907 -39.500  -73.000  60 7.3   Central Chile

 6 13  0 13  0 1929  43.500  152.000 100 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 13  9 24 34 1929   8.500  127.000  60 7.2   Halmahera

 6 13  1 50 55 1934  44.100  147.700  84 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 13 22 10 28 1934  27.500   62.500  80 7.0   Pakistan

 6 13  5 12  0 1943  41.100  142.700  20 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A small tsunami was observed with height 60 cm at Hachinole.

 

 6 13 20 24 49 1947  21.500  145.500  60 7.2   Volcano Islands

 6 13 10 40 41 1957  51.500 -175.100  33 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 18  8 14 1975  43.550  147.760  45 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 13 22 19 47 1933  61.000 -151.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 6 13 17 15 32 1939  37.000 -117.229   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 13 10 40 40 1957  51.000 -175.000   0 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  5 27 54 1970  51.591 -178.340  55 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  1  4 36 1980  26.094 -109.894  15 5.0   Gulf of California

 6 13 13 21 15 1981  53.634 -163.529  23 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  4 19 28 1985  63.730 -148.970  49 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 13  9 25 51 1986  54.150 -163.990   3 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 14  4  0 1986  55.100 -165.700   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 13 11 19 40 1987  53.768 -167.048  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 13  1 45 37 1988  37.385 -121.772   8 5.3   Central California

 

Damage occurred at San Jose but was slight. Some cracks were observed especially in stone fences and walls. The event was along the northern coastline from Kern County to Humboldt County.

 

 6 13  1 22 42 1991  59.910 -152.370  41 5.4   Southern Alaska

 6 13  0 33 22 1996  51.400 -177.700  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 12 15  0  0 1648  35.020  139.020   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 6 12 15  0  0 1792  43.075  140.000   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 12  0  0  0 1830  36.400  114.200   0 7.5   So. China

 6 12 11  6  0 1897  26.000   91.000  60 8.7   Myanmar

 6 12  0  0  0 1932  18.900 -104.500   0 7.0   Michoacan, Mexico

 6 12  9  2 30 1947   1.500  126.500  40 7.2   Mindanao, Philippines

 6 12 13 41 51 1968  39.485  142.737  44 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 6 12  8 14 26 1978  38.190  142.028  44 7.7   Off East Coast Honshu

 

22 killed; 421 injured and extensive damage in the Sendai area. Felt V in Many cities in Central and Northern Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 12 10 30  0 1912  32.900  -80.000   0 5.2   Southeast U.S.

 6 12  3 24  0 1921  36.750 -122.000   0 5.0   Central California

 6 12  9 15  0 1930  42.600 -111.000   0 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 12 15 23 38 1933  61.500 -150.500   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 6 12 11 40  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 12  2  1 32 1942  61.000 -138.000   0 5.8   Central Alaska

 6 12 10 45 35 1944  33.966 -116.716  10 5.1   So. California

 6 12 11 16 36 1944  33.983 -116.700  10 5.3   So. California

 6 12 20 53  1 1958  52.900 -166.900  33 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 21 34 12 1958  53.400 -166.300 200 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12  4 54 32 1970  56.620 -152.020  35 5.3   Southern Alaska

 6 12 19 47 36 1972  53.251 -166.781  27 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 16 46 34 1974  52.283 -170.237  41 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 11  9 14 1984  53.900 -165.300   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 22  3  6 1988  55.740 -154.930  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 12 17 23 58 1995  60.952 -138.419   5 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 12  2 16 48 1996  51.420 -178.214  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12  3  9 22 1996  51.372 -178.228  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 14 32 49 1996  51.252 -176.100  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 12 18 57 16 1998  59.900 -152.300  94 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 11 10  0  0 1738  45.700   26.600 150 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Felt with intensity 8-9 (K scale) in the epicentral region. Considerable

damage.

 

 6 11  5  0  0 1902  50.000  148.000 600 8.0   Sakhalin

 6 11  0 49 35 1930  -5.500  150.000  60 7.1   New Ireland

 6 11  0 31 36 1952 -32.100  -67.900   0 7.0   Central Chile

 6 11 14 49 47 1957 -30.000 -178.000 100 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 6 11  5 10  0 1961  27.900   54.600  37 7.2   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 

This earthquake was the most severe of a series of events which hit the Lauristan area between June and November, 1961. This shock destroyed the village of Dehkeyeh north of Lar leaving 58 dead and 400 dry earth houses collapsed. Landslides were common in the mountains. A strong earthquake also occurred in 1960 in the area and much additional damage to weakened structures was common. Hundreds of aftershocks were recorded by local and regional networks.

 

 6 11  3 33 46 1965  44.730  148.800  58 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated and was observed on the east coast of Hokkaido off Iturup with maximum tsunami size of 10 cm at Hiroo.

 

 6 11 16 46 38 1970 -59.113  157.767  33 7.2   Macquarie Islands

 6 11 16 41  1 1972   3.940  124.318 325 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Deep earthquake in the Celebes Sea. Felt but no damage. It was followed on  June 12 by an M 5.8 which was felt within intensity VI in the Davao City and General Santos area.

 

 6 11 18 22 56 1996  12.614  125.154  33 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt(V RF) at Catarman; (IV RF) at Bulusan, Luzon and Palo, Leyte; (III RF) at Legaspi, Luzon; (I RF) at Quezon, Luzon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 11 19  0  0 1638  44.400  -71.800   0 6.5   New England

 

This earthquake was probably located in the St. Lawrence River Valley of Canada but was most widely felt north of Boston and at Plymouth where people had to hold onto posts to avoid toppling. The event was felt from Maine to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut and was followed by numerous aftershocks.

 

 6 11 13 12  0 1903  37.670 -121.750   0 5.5   Central California

 

This earthquake occurred near San Jose where several chimneys were damaged. It was felt north to Fort Ross and south to King City. An earthquake was also reported in San Luis Obispo at this time.

 

 6 11  8 34 34 1933  38.700 -117.700   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6 11 23 13  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 11 19 15  0 1939  36.000 -114.800   0 5.0   Nevada area

 6 11  6 32  0 1941  40.000 -129.000   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 6 11  4  4 32 1957  52.500 -164.000   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 23 53 56 1957  51.590 -176.040   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 13  8 32 1963  63.200 -151.400  36 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 11 15 23 38 1963  31.796 -116.269   0 5.8   So. California

 6 11  3 11 57 1964  65.500 -168.100  10 5.5   Northern Alaska

 6 11 17 27 13 1964  58.100 -152.900  30 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 11 22 18 20 1964  40.200 -126.500  33 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 6 11 11 21 58 1966  53.500 -167.500  57 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 18 13 40 1966  51.600 -178.400  48 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11  0 58 10 1969  59.570 -144.710   5 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 6 11 15 21 28 1971  51.264 -179.262  51 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11  5 14 10 1975  62.094 -149.537  43 5.0   Central Alaska

 6 11 14 55 27 1978  49.238 -129.406  14 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 6 11  4 40 58 1980  37.548 -118.883   6 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6 11  3  9 52 1983  36.255 -120.450   2 5.5   Central California

 

Aftershock of the Coalinga earthquake.

 

 6 11  3 11 24 1983  71.006 -131.520  45 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 11 10 40  8 1996  51.276 -176.256  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 11  0 47 1996  51.273 -176.182  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 11 16 38 37 1996  51.486 -178.321  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 10 16  6  6 1912  59.000 -153.000  25 7.0   Southern Alaska

 6 10  9 53 39 1938  25.500  125.000  60 7.7   Ryukyu Islands

 6 10 13 47 12 1975  42.970  147.800  30 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 6 10  4  3 35 1996  51.564 -177.632  33 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (VI) n Adak and Atka. Tsunami generated with wave heights (peak-to-trough) recorded at the following selected tide stations: 102 cm on Adak, 15 cm on Shemya, 12.5 cm at Kodiak and 10.2 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 46 cm on Midway;

55 cm at Kahului, 38 cm at Hilo, 33 cm at Nawiliwili and 10 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 30 cm at Crescent City, California; 10 cm at Port Angeles, Washington. Complex earthquake, with at least two events occurring about 10 and 14 seconds after the onset.

 

 6 10 15 24 56 1996  51.478 -176.847  26 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 21 53 55 1997 -35.815 -108.135  10 7.0   So. East Pacific Rise

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 10 15 30  0 1836  37.800 -122.200   0 6.8   Central California

 

This earthquake caused havoc from Santa Clara to Monterey. It was followed by several aftershocks and probably ruptured the Hayward Fault.  Large fissures were observed in the area along the foothills from San Pablo to San Jose.

 

 6 10 16  6  6 1912  59.000 -153.000  25 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

This earthquake preceded by several days the great volcanic eruption in Alaska in June of 1912. That eruption began at Novarupta Volcano on June 6 at Mount Katmai on the Alaska Peninsula and last for at least three days with continuing eruptions in the area later called the "Valley of ten thousand smokes". The ash cloud caused atmospheric disturbances around the world. National Geographic magazine published one of the first extensive studies of this atmospheric effect in 1912-1913. Ash was so thick that roofs in Kodiak collapsed under a foot of ash. Many buildings burned from the lightning associated with the Ash cloud

 

 6 10  4 32 24 1917  44.000 -129.000   0 6.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 10 23 25  9 1964  59.100 -153.800  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 10 23 14 27 1965  51.340 -178.790  40 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 14 12 15 1966  57.400 -155.700  67 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6 10 12 41  6 1968  56.343 -161.553 182 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 10  3 24 55 1969  59.613 -150.734  53 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 10  3 41 33 1969  31.616 -116.200   1 5.0   So. California

 6 10 17 28 34 1971  52.130 -170.550  26 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10  3 31 24 1972  61.523 -140.212  33 5.5   Central Alaska

 6 10  1 44 38 1987  59.900 -153.700   0 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 10 23 48 54 1987  38.719  -87.958   4 5.2   So. Indiana area

 

One person injured and minor damage (VI) at Lawrenceville, Ill. Minor damage at Bridgeport Ill. Felt in parts of 21 states from Kansas to Pennsylvania and from South Carolina to Minnesota. Also felt in southern Ontario, Canada.

 

 6 10 23  6 42 1988  34.949 -118.733   6 5.2   So. California

 

Damage to circuit breakers at Edmonston power plant caused the California aqueduct to shut down. Felt in Kern, Los Angeles,  to Ventura counties So. California.

 

 6 10  5  0 54 1990  62.318 -124.263  10 5.6   Northwest Terr., Canada

 6 10  1 24 12 1992  53.820 -165.830  69 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 12  3 40 1993  54.620 -159.940  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 6 10  4  3 35 1996  51.564 -177.632  22 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

Felt (VI) n Adak and Atka. Tsunami generated with wave heights (peak-to-trough) recorded at the following selected tide stations: 102 cm on Adak, 15 cm on Shemya, 12.5 cm at Kodiak and 10.2 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 46 cm on Midway;

55 cm at Kahului, 38 cm at Hilo, 33 cm at Nawiliwili and 10 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 30 cm at Crescent City, California; 10 cm at Port Angeles, Washington. Complex earthquake, with at least two events occurring about 10 and 14 seconds after the onset.

 

 6 10  4 53 48 1996  52.000 -179.000   0 6.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 10  9  8 15 1999  56.029 -161.230 169 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 10 13 19 11 2001  47.167 -123.503  41 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt strongly in the Aberdeen, Montesano. Olympia areas. Felt in much of western Washington including Bremerton, Seattle and Tacoma. Felt as far as Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  9  0  0  0 1646  37.700  141.700   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  9 13 40 41 1925  -3.000  140.000  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 6  9 19 15 11 1938  -3.500  126.500  60 7.2   Ceram area

 6  9 19 45 11 1938  -3.500  126.500  60 7.2   Ceram area

 6  9  3  6 22 1943  -1.000  101.000  50 7.6   So. of Sumatera

 6  9 23 13 51 1956  35.100   67.500   0 7.6   Afghanistan

 6  9  0 33 16 1994 -13.841  -67.553 631 8.2   Central Peru

 

Unconfirmed reports of five people killed in Peru; three in Arequipa Province by a landslide collapsing their house and two in Cuzco Province; one by falling debris and another by a heart attack. Numerous injuries and landslides occurred in southern Peru. Damage (VI) at La Paz. In Cochabamba, La Paz and Oruro, a large number of windows broke in tall buildings, and some structural damage occurred. Some minor structural damage also occurred at Brasilia, Campo Grande, Porto Velho and Manaus, Brazil; Arica, Chile and Tacna, Peru. Felt in many parts of South America, including most of Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Felt lightly in Uruguay. Felt (IV) at Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno and Tacna; (III) at Moyobamba, Rioja and Tarapoto, Peru. Felt (IV) at Arica, (III) at Iquique, (II) at Copiapo and (I) at Santiago, Chile. Felt (IV) at Guayaquil and (III) at Quito, Ecuador. Felt on Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic. Felt at many locations in North America, including Los Angeles, California; Renton, Washington; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minnesota; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Parkersburg, West Virginia; Norwich, Connecticut;

Boston, Massachusetts and Toronto, Canada. This is believed to be the first earthquake from this part of South America to be felt in North America and is also believed to be the largest ever recorded in this general area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  9 14 45  0 1838  38.500  -89.000   0 5.7   New Madrid area

 

This event occurred near St. Louis, MO where several chimneys were thrown down. It also did severe damage at St. Charles MO. Felt from Illinois,  Indiana and Kentucky.

 

 6  9  6 17 24 1941  42.700 -126.100   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 6  9  8 43 45 1941  42.700 -126.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6  9  8 43 54 1941  42.500 -125.000   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 6  9 11  6 45 1942  49.200 -129.900   0 5.7   Vancouver Island area

 6  9 22 51  0 1942  39.500 -119.900   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6  9 15 59  6 1958  52.950 -167.220   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  9 21  9 48 1971  56.613 -156.442  50 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 6  9  9 57 31 1976  59.259 -153.402 109 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6  9  3 28 19 1980  32.185 -115.076   5 6.1   So. California

 

At least one person killed, 100 injured, and considerable damage in Mexico. Felt V in Yuma, Arizona, Imperial and San Diego Counties, California.

 

 6  9 18 46  4 1983  51.417 -174.111  46 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  9 22 35  0 1985  53.700 -170.500   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  9  2 17 38 1986  54.142 -168.132  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  9  7 20 33 1992  61.333 -150.072  38 5.1   Central Alaska

 6  9 10  0 29 1996  51.318 -178.030  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  9  5 24 40 1998  37.589 -118.795   7 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in the Bishop-Mammoth Lakes area. Also felt at June Lake, Oakhurst, and Pollock Pines, CA.

 

06 09 14 00 49 2005  51.580 -131.140  10 5.8  QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLAND REGION

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  8 15  0  0 1646  38.010  140.065   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  8 23 35  0 1887  43.100   76.800  20 7.3   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 6  8  5 46  0 1909 -26.500  -70.500  60 7.6   Coast Central Chile

 6  8 20 46 53 1939 -15.500 -174.000 100 7.2   Tonga Islands

 6  8 20 42 46 1943  -1.000  101.000  50 7.4   So. of Sumatera

 6  8 16  7 43 1950 -47.750  -14.750 150 7.1   So. Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 6  8 13  3 36 1993  51.250  157.820  81 7.3   Kamchatka

 

Damage at Severo-Kurilsk. Felt at Petropavlask-Kamchatskiu. Tsunami of maximum height 12 cm generated.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  8  7 52 42 1932  63.000 -155.000   0 6.0   Central Alaska

 6  8  4 30 26 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

This was the strongest foreshock  in a series of earthquakes in the Parkfield area from June 5 to 14. It caused damage in and around Parkfield.

 

 6  8  4 47  0 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 6.0   Off So. California

 

This was the mainshock in the sequence mentioned above. It caused severe damage at Parkfield and destroyed several homes as well as knocking down. chimneys. Cracks formed about 8 neters wide parallel to the surface trace of two faults.  The quake was felt from Alviso to Kernville.

 

 6  8 20 21 39 1941  52.400  -75.300   0 5.0   Quebec, Canada

 6  8  0 38 53 1958  53.200 -166.790   0 6.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  8 12 42 22 1965  41.700 -127.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6  8  6 11 40 1980  37.527 -118.759   1 5.1   California/Nevada area

 6  8  5 17 59 1986  51.700 -173.600   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  8  6 20 38 1989  57.277 -149.585  10 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6  8  9 59 20 1990  55.820 -157.010   8 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 6  8 16 43 19 1990  52.340 -169.630  35 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  8 23 19 15 1996  51.491 -178.128  40 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Adak

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  8 15  0  0 1646  38.010  140.065   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  8 23 35  0 1887  43.100   76.800  20 7.3   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 6  8  5 46  0 1909 -26.500  -70.500  60 7.6   Coast Central Chile

 6  8 20 46 53 1939 -15.500 -174.000 100 7.2   Tonga Islands

 6  8 20 42 46 1943  -1.000  101.000  50 7.4   So. of Sumatera

 6  8 16  7 43 1950 -47.750  -14.750 150 7.1   So. Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 6  8 13  3 36 1993  51.250  157.820  81 7.3   Kamchatka

 

Damage at Severo-Kurilsk. Felt at Petropavlask-Kamchatskiu. Tsunami of maximum height 12 cm generated.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  8  7 52 42 1932  63.000 -155.000   0 6.0   Central Alaska

 6  8  4 30 26 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

This was the strongest foreshock  in a series of earthquakes in the Parkfield area from June 5 to 14. It caused damage in and around Parkfield.

 

 6  8  4 47  0 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 6.0   Off So. California

 

This was the mainshock in the sequence mentioned above. It caused severe damage at Parkfield and destroyed several homes as well as knocking down. chimneys. Cracks formed about 8 meters wide parallel to the surface trace of two faults.  The quake was felt from Alviso to Kernville.

 

 6  8 20 21 39 1941  52.400  -75.300   0 5.0   Quebec, Canada

 6  8  0 38 53 1958  53.200 -166.790   0 6.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  8 12 42 22 1965  41.700 -127.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6  8  6 11 40 1980  37.527 -118.759   1 5.1   California/Nevada area

 6  8  5 17 59 1986  51.700 -173.600   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  8  6 20 38 1989  57.277 -149.585  10 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6  8  9 59 20 1990  55.820 -157.010   8 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 6  8 16 43 19 1990  52.340 -169.630  35 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  8 23 19 15 1996  51.491 -178.128  40 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Adak

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  6 21 29 37 1915 -18.500  -68.500 160 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 6  6 16 10 49 1951  72.500   -8.500  60 7.0   Jan Mayen Isl. area

 6  6 16 50 35 1954  -4.000  137.000   0 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 6  6  5 55 48 1960 -47.000  -74.000   0 7.5   So. Chile

 

This event was probably related to the great earthquakes that occurred to the north in late May 1960. That series of events extended south to about this area.

 

 6  6  7 46 16 1966  36.400   71.200 215 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

This earthquake was felt widely in the region of Faizabad and Dushambe and in the north of West Pakistan. Casualties were reported at Peshawar. Damage  occurred in Srinagar especially to the museum and at the main hall where the roof collapsed damaging the cases where manuscripts were exhibited. At least

100 homes were damaged, telephone communications were interrupted. The shock was felt in Delhi, Gulmarg, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jammu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  6 22 32  0 1918  33.500 -116.670   0 5.0   So. California

 

A strong aftershock of the earthquake of April 21 1918. This earthquake caused plaster to crack and moderate landslides in the mountains. Cracks around large trees were observed. Felt from Imperial, Los Angeles and San Diego.

 

 6  6  8 44 22 1932  40.750 -124.500   1 6.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

This was the strongest earthquake in ten years (since Jan. 22, 1923) that occurred in the region off the coast of Northern California. At least one was killed and several others injured during the earthquake. Damage was reported from Eureka where chimneys and windows were thrown down and where several homes were destroyed (in Arcata). A 15-cm crack was observed in the highway. A 70-cm crack was also observed at the mouth of Eel River along with many blowholes. The earthquake was felt north to Coos Bay, Oregon and south to San Jose. (data from Seismicity of the United States 1568-1989 (Revised) U.S. Geological

Survey Professional Paper 1527.

 

 6  6  2 42  0 1938  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

 6  6  1 17 48 1960  40.817 -124.883  10 5.9   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage was located in Eureka and Crannell where plaster and chimneys were thrown down. Felt throughout Humboldt and Trinity Counties.

 

 6  6 17 50  6 1962  39.070 -123.320  20 5.2   Central California

 

Damage occurred in the Lakeport/Ukiah areas including fallen bricks, chimneys and plaster. Water spouts and geyser-like activity was observed near Lakeport and Scott Creek. Water in several wells turned milky white after the  earthquake. These water anomalies lasted for several weeks after the  earthquake.

 

 6  6  4  0 22 1971  53.700 -171.910 266 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (I) on Adak Island, Alaska.

 

 6  6  2 19 42 1972  51.542 -178.258  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (III) on Adak Island, Alaska.

 

 6  6 11 25 43 1975  58.555 -152.327  75 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6  6  2 17 18 1976  48.978 -127.910  33 5.1   Vancouver Island area

 6  6 17 44  8 1976  51.114 -177.885  16 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  6 14 18 18 1980  37.479 -118.869   3 5.3   California/Nevada area

 6  6  1 13 56 1982  52.210 -168.628   7 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  6 13 23 45 1987  51.360 -174.500  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  6 15  1 28 1988  58.765 -138.032  10 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 6  6 11 12 44 1993  52.260 -171.880  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  6  4  4 58 1995  60.261 -146.424  15 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt IV at Cordova. Also felt at Anchorage, Valdez and Seward.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  5  0  0  0 1897  17.000  -96.300   0 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 6  5  0 12  0 1898  38.000  143.000  60 8.7   So. of Honshu

 6  5  0  0  0 1902  50.000  148.000   0 8.0   Sakhalin

 6  5  3 18  0 1907   0.000  -86.000   0 7.0   So. of Panama

 6  5  4 21 28 1920  23.500  122.000  60 8.3   Taiwan

 6  5  4 53  6 1970  42.500   78.800  20 7.5   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  5 19 50 24 1926  43.000 -127.500   0 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 6  5 21 48  0 1934  35.800 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 6  5 11  1 13 1940  66.910 -134.980  15 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6  5  1 53 17 1955  51.500 -179.800   0 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  5  7 45 16 1956  56.800  -58.900   0 5.1   Labrador Basin

 6  5  7 47  7 1960  37.517 -118.733   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6  5  9 50 35 1964  60.400 -146.000  15 5.2   Central Alaska

 6  5 22  6 53 1964  58.100 -152.100  15 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6  5  7  9 20 1981  52.336 -165.205  40 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  5  1 44 21 1984  56.901 -157.262  94 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 6  5 17 32 41 1986  51.345 -175.349  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  5 20 27  3 1986  51.503 -174.255  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  5 21 46 43 1992  40.310 -124.280  27 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt (V) at Fortuna and Honeydew. Also felt at Arcata, Bayside, Bridgeville to Eureka and Hydesville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  4 15 15 58 1929   6.500  124.500 380 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 6  4 16 28 26 2000  -4.721  102.087  33 8.3   So. of Sumatera

 

At least 103 people killed, 2174 injured. Extensive damage and landslides in the Bengkulu area; minor injuries and damage on  Enggano. Felt (IV) in Lampung province and Palembang. Also felt at Jakarta, Java and throughout Sumatera. Felt from Singapore, Malaysia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  4 12  2 52 1925  41.500 -125.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6  4 14  9  0 1933  38.500 -117.900   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 6  4 10 35  8 1940  33.000 -116.433  16 5.1   So. California

 6  4 16  1 52 1954  27.000 -111.000   0 6.0   Gulf of California

 6  4 20 42 42 1954  27.000 -111.000   0 5.5   Gulf of California

 6  4  7  9 18 1956  52.100 -170.600  33 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 14 29 54 1958  52.690 -167.220  19 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 12 31 56 1959  59.500 -153.000 100 5.5   Southern Alaska

 6  4 23 22 46 1971  51.660 -171.220   1 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  3  1  4 1982  51.282 -177.094  21 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 14  0 46 1982  51.272 -177.117  23 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 17 19 59 1984  52.112 -170.999  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 15 48 21 1986  65.613 -152.732  10 5.2   Northern Alaska

 6  4 19 26 14 1986  56.600 -173.700   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  3 30 57 1996  53.160 -167.720  96 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  4 25 57 1999  53.859 -164.064  33 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6  4  5 26 12 2000  52.814 -174.708 179 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  4 18 42 35 2001  64.735 -152.430  10 5.6   Northern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  3  0  0  0 1772  39.300  142.700   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Damage in Sanriku, Rikuzen and Rikuchu, Japan was moderate.

 

 6  3 17 27  0 1893  43.500  148.000  60 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

This earthquake triggered a tsunami which was observed at Shikotan Island with 2.5 meters runup. Five waves were observed.

 

 6  3  4 30  0 1899   0.000  -85.000   0 7.2   So. of Panama

 6  3 18 44  0 1909  -2.000  101.000  60 7.7   So. of Sumatera

 6  3  4 33 55 1925   1.500  126.500  60 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This event was recorded world-wide and was one of thirteen strong earthquake located between Minahassa and Halmahera in 1925. This activity continued until

July 1926.

 

 6  3  4 46 56 1926 -15.000  168.500  60 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 6  3 10 36 50 1932  19.500 -104.300  60 8.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Damage was severe in Colima and Jalisco, Mexico. A tsunami was generated.

 

 6  3 13  5 36 1945   8.600  -82.600   0 7.0   Costa Rica

 6  3 12  6 21 1985 -15.289 -173.516  33 7.0   Tonga Islands

 6  3  2 41 57 2001 -29.666 -178.633 178 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt throughout North Island, New Zealand.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  3 10 48  0 1887  39.200 -119.800   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 6  3  8 31  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6  3  9 15 16 1936  40.333 -125.400   0 5.9   Off Coast of No. California

 6  3 18  5 18 1940  25.250 -110.250   0 6.2   Gulf of California

 6  3  5 43 28 1959  52.500 -170.000   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 13 50 16 1964  40.200 -126.000  33 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 6  3 14  3 42 1964  59.700 -144.360  18 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 6  3 19 30 26 1965  43.600 -106.500  10 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 6  3  9  8 56 1967  58.400 -151.200  32 5.5   Southern Alaska

 6  3 13 27 40 1968  42.200 -119.800  20 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 6  3 11 54 40 1978  50.190 -127.600  18 5.1   British Colombia

 6  3 17 24  8 1982  52.326 -168.758   7 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 23  5 23 1986  51.344 -174.644  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 23 41 49 1986  52.004 -174.620  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 23 42  4 1986  54.500 -174.900   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  3 15 39 21 1988  53.096 -170.431 143 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  2 15  0  0 1772  39.050  143.050   0 7.5   So. of Honshu

 6  2 13 17 21 1903  61.560 -158.540   0 8.3   Central Alaska

 6  2  5 39 42 1905  34.000  132.000 100 7.9   Kyushu, Japan area

 6  2 13 59 24 1916  17.500  -95.000 150 7.1   Chiapas, Mexico

 6  2 21 38 34 1929  34.500  137.300 360 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 6  2  3 33 15 1939   5.000  127.000  60 7.0   Halmahera

 6  2 18 17 34 1994 -10.477  112.835  18 7.8   So. of Indonesia

 

At least 250 people killed, 27 missing, 423 injured and many left homeless. About 1500 houses damaged or destroyed and 278 boats sunk of damaged. Most of the casualties and damage were caused by a tsunami along the southeast coast of Java. Tsunami runup of 500 meters occurred in some places. Felt strongly in Bali, Central and eastern Java, Lombok and Sumbawa Island.

 

 6  2  2 52 10 1996  10.797  -42.254  10 7.1   Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  2 13 17 21 1903  61.560 -158.540   0 8.3   Central Alaska

 6  2 16 45 29 1934  61.250 -147.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 6  2  0 18 57 1955  51.400 -179.800  33 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2  2  2 11 1955  51.400 -179.800  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 12 26 11 1962  49.900 -129.700  33 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 6  2 16  9 24 1964  59.700 -144.400  14 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 6  2  9 47 60 1969  59.460 -144.580  27 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 6  2  2 59 31 1970  61.600 -151.700  95 5.5   Central Alaska

 6  2 19  6 34 1971  61.060 -151.150  34 5.5   Central Alaska

 6  2 21 46 47 1972  51.650 -174.560  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 20 41 44 1978  50.259 -127.688  21 5.2   British Colombia

 6  2  0 42 25 1986  52.300 -174.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 13 48 18 1988  51.780 -170.400  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2  6 27 36 1989  61.456 -146.746   8 5.0   Central Alaska

 6  2  8 27 20 1993  51.410 -178.720  48 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  2 11 14  2 2000  44.495 -129.774  10 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  1  0  0  0 1786  29.900  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 6  1  8 45  0 1907   0.000  -82.000   0 7.0   Ecuador

 6  1  5 55 30 1910 -20.000  169.000  80 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 6  1  6 48 18 1910 -20.000  169.000  80 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 6  1  6 51 20 1919  26.500  125.000 200 7.0   Ryukyu Islands

 6  1 17 24 42 1923  35.800  141.800  60 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 6  1 20 14  0 1923  36.000  142.000  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A small tsunami was generated and was registered with 32 cm at Ayukawa.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  1 12 23  0 1927  40.300  -74.000   0 5.2   New York State

 6  1 19 41 38 1965  65.100 -147.000  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

 6  1  3 36 19 1967  53.700 -165.600  60 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  4 12 12 1970  51.570 -178.900  57 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  3  8 25 1972  51.010 -169.490   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  1 38 49 1975  34.516 -116.496   4 5.2   So. California

 6  1  6 47 36 1980  37.470 -118.835   7 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

More in the Mammoth Lakes Swarm.

 

 6  1  0 15 15 1987  51.531 -177.508  39 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  0 55 44 1987  51.497 -177.487  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1 11 39  8 1987  51.665 -176.228  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1 22 22  5 1990  51.500 -176.740  32 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  6 53  2 1991  51.690 -173.660  56 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  1  8 56  5 1991  55.310 -162.400  10 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6  1 15 18  2 1999  32.369 -115.224   5 5.1   So. California

 

Several buildings damaged in the Ejido Leon-Ejido Michoacan de Ocampus area. Felt at Mexicalli, Baja, El Centro. also at Yuma, AZ

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 31  0  0 00 1818  19.200  -99.100   0 0.0   MEXICO

 

Damage severe at Morelos-Guerrero, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mexico. Damage was also observed in Zapotlan el Grande and Colima. Many of the  public and private buildings of the cities were destroyed. A number of arches of the aqueduct of Santa Fe were destroyed an water was discharged. This earthquake occurred early in the morning when many were sleeping.

 

 

 5 31  0  0 00 1848  17.000  -96.300   0 0.0   MEXICO

 

Damage severe at Oaxaca, Guerrero

 

 5 31  4 54  0 1910  10.000 -105.000  60 7.0   Michoacan, Mexico

 5 31  8 47 20 1917  54.500 -160.000  60 7.8   Alaska Peninsula

 5 31  3 12 00 1946  39.300   41.200   0 5.9   TURKEY

 

Damage at Ustukran, Turkey. 840 killed or missing.

 

 5 31 19 32 34 1958 -15.370  168.530   0 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 5 31 20 23 31 1970  -9.364  -78.872  64 7.8   No. Peru

 

Severe damage (IX) at Yungay, Casma, Chimbote, Huarmey, Huaraz, Peru. About 66794 killed at Yungay, Casma, Chimbote. Damage estimated at $507 million. At least one million homeless. Yungay was buried by Ice Fall-triggered land- and mudslide. Caras, Hlaras and Casma were totally destroyed. Chimbote suffered heavy damage. The figure of 55,794 dead includes 19,600 whose bodies were buried under the mud and never recovered.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 31 18 58  0 1897  37.300  -80.700   0 5.8   Giles County, VA       

 

Rumbling was heard at various times between May 3 and May 31. On May 31 there was a strong shock felt from Georgia to Pennsylvania and from the Atlantic Coast to Pennsylvania and Indiana and Kentucky. Felt most strongly at Pearisburg, Giles County VA. and is known as the Giles County earthquake.  Old Brick houses and chimneys were cracked and bricks were thrown down from chimney tops. There were fissures in the ground  and small landslides in places they were easy to start. At the Narrows it was claimed that a motion like the ground swell of the ocean was  observed. Large rocks rolled down the mountains. There were loud sounds compared by veterans to siege guns. The aftershocks continued until June 6. Mainshock also felt at Spartanburg, S.C. and Cincinnati, OH.

 

 5 31 17 42  0 1908  40.600  -75.500   0 5.0   New York State

 5 31  8 47 20 1917  54.500 -160.000  60 7.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

Unga, Shumagin Islands. Several shocks lasted 10 seconds in all.

 

 5 31 10 21 53 1930  48.500 -129.000   0 5.4   Vancouver Island area

 5 31  8 34 55 1938  33.683 -117.500  10 5.5   So. California

 

Santa Ana Mountains. Slight damage occurred in several widely scattered places NW of Temucula.

 

 5 31  8  6 24 1954  31.600 -115.200   0 5.2   So. California

 5 31 22 17 11 1957  51.000 -179.000   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 31 14 17 47 1961  30.167 -114.167   0 6.0   Baja California

 

Windows and doors rattled. Point Loma observer received several calls from residents.

 

 5 31  5  7 43 1965  44.100 -128.800  33 5.1   Off Coast ot Oregon

 5 31 14  5  2 1974  27.362 -111.133  26 5.4   Gulf of California

 5 31 23 35 30 1975  58.326 -155.111  75 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5 31  8 48 41 1976  57.272 -151.379  74 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 30  0  0  0 1833   0.000    0.000   0 7.5   Central Africa

 5 30  0  0 00 1885  33.500   75.000   0 0.0   INDIA

 

Severe damage at Kashmir, Sopor, and Musaserabad, Srinagar India. 2000-3000 killed.

 

 5 30 21  1 18 1909  -8.000  131.000 100 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 5 30 11 46 46 1913  -5.000  154.000  60 7.5   New Britain

 5 30 21 32 46 1935  29.500   66.800  60 7.5   Pakistan

 

Severe (X) damage at Quetta, Pakistan. 30,000 killed.

 

 5 30 14 29 50 1938 -20.500  169.500  70 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 30  1 32 44 1949 -22.000  -69.000 100 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 5 30 12 31 42 1955  24.000  142.800 580 7.3   Volcano Islands

 5 30  9 39 00 1979  -8.300  115.900  40 6.0   INDONESIA

 

Damage ($4.15 million) at Sumbawa. 37 killed.

 

 5 30  7 49 44 1984  -4.859  151.551 171 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt (VI at Rabaul

 

 5 30 21 11  8 1988  -7.530  128.430  65 7.1   Banda Sea

 

Felt strongly in Northern Australia

 

 5 30  2 34 00 1990  -6.000  -77.200  24 6.6   PERU

 

Severe damage (VI) at Moyabamba-Riojo , Peru. 135 killed.

 

 

 5 30 10 40  6 1990  45.841   26.668  89 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Nine killed, more than 700 injured and severe damage in the Bucharest area. Four people were killed some injured and many buildings damaged in Moldavia, USSR. One person died of a heart attach and extensive damage in northern Bulfaris. Also felt in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Turkey and Yugoslavia.

 

 5 30 13 17 42 1991  54.630 -161.680  43 7.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt V at Cold Bay, King Cove and Sand Point. IV at False Pass and Perryville. III at Chignik Lagoon.

 

 5 30  6 22 29 1998  37.106   70.110  33 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

At least 4000 killed, many thousands injured and homeless in Badakhstan and Takhar provinces, Afghanistan. Felt strongly at Mazar-e Sharil. Also felt at Kabul, Islamabad, Peshawar, Pakistan and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 30  5 11  0 1868  39.500 -120.000   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

California/Nevada border. Series of shocks in the interior of California (Lassan County and Sacramento and Nevada). Destructive intensity possible nut not estbalished.

 

 5 30 18  4 53 1958  52.700 -168.600  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 30  3 18  8 1964  59.500 -148.500  35 5.5   Southern Alaska

 5 30 22 34 35 1964  56.530 -152.230  24 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 30  9 54 38 1967  50.100 -176.600  30 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 30  0 35 60 1968  42.300 -119.800  24 5.1   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt at Adel and Lakeview, Oregon, Intensity V and at Fort Bidwell and Willow Ranch, CA..

 

 5 30 17 33 51 1973  26.310 -110.665  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 5 30 15 16  1 1977  52.430 -169.770  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 19 20 28 1979  56.398 -161.723 206 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 15 54 31 1983  51.884 -177.883 116 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 13 17 42 1991  54.567 -161.606  28 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt V at Cold Bay, King Cove and Sand Point. IV at False Pass and Perryville. III at Chignik Lagoon.

 

 5 30 13 22 30 1991  54.572 -161.827  33 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 15 44 19 1991  54.294 -161.298  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

05 30 11 03 26 2004  61.080 -152.220 128 5.1  SOUTHERN ALASKA

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 29  0  0 00 1508  35.200   25.100 100 0.0   GREECE

 

Moderate damage (X) at Crete:  Iraklion (Candia), Megalokastron. 300 killed. Also felt at Naxos,  and Chios. Significant aftershock sequence. Shocks  lasted for forty days at Constantinople. Observations in Italy and Germany included atmospheric perturbations.

 

 5 29 12 23 19 1976  24.600   99.000   8 7.5   Myanmar

 5 29 14  0 18 1976  24.531   98.710  10 7.0   Myanmar

 

Some killed, Severe damage at Lungling-Lushi, Myanmar. Felt in northeastern

Myanmar.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 29  0  0  0 1854  34.400 -119.700   0 6.0   So. California

 5 29  6 46  0 1915  36.080 -118.820   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 29  5 16 32 1931  63.000 -149.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 5 29  1 57 52 1940  67.000 -135.000   0 6.2   Yukon Territory, Canada

 5 29 13 31 25 1955  55.700 -154.400   0 5.7   Southern Alaska

 5 29 21  3  7 1955  56.000 -155.000   0 5.5   Southern Alaska

 5 29 10 17 34 1964  60.200 -146.300  20 5.6   Central Alaska

 5 29  6 14 18 1973  53.970 -163.710   0 6.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 29 21 53 45 1979  52.795 -170.902 115 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 29  3 38 47 1980  34.935 -120.779   9 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt at Avila Beach (V), Atascadero, Nipomo and Templeton. Felt in Santa Barabra, San Luis Obispo to Kern County.

 

 5 29 17 45 39 1980  41.887 -126.941  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 5 29  6 55 32 1983  40.393 -125.544   5 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 5 29 20 18 31 1984  44.940 -105.840   3 5.2   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Felt (V) at Gilette and IV at Caspar. Felt throughout northeastern Wyoming and parts of southeastern Montana.

 

 5 29 18 31 12 1990  56.956 -153.569  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt V at Old Harbor, IV at Kodak, and Port Lions, III at Chiniak.

 

 5 29 13  7 39 1991  52.222 -169.560  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 29 18  3 58 1993  51.675 -173.154  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 28  3 58 00 1903  40.900   42.700   0 5.8   TURKEY

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Vargomos, Cardahli, and Nehkerek . More than 1000 killed

 

 5 28  3 23 54 1914   9.000  -78.000  70 7.2   Colombia

 5 28  9 51 59 1924  48.000  148.200 470 7.2   So. Kurils

 5 28  1  1 48 1942   0.000  124.000 120 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 5 28  5 37 16 1948 -13.100  -76.200  55 7.0   Central Peru

 

Moderate damage (VII) at Canete. 4 killed.

 

 5 28 13 27 19 1968  -2.900  139.300  65 7.7   West Irian, PNG

 

Damage was limited.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 28 11 15  0 1892  33.500 -116.000   0 6.0   So. California

 5 28  6  6  0 1917  32.830 -115.320   0 5.5   So. California

 

Imperial Valley. Seems to have been most severe in open country. Walls reported cracked at Brawley.

 

 5 28 11 30  0 1918  35.500 -106.000   0 6.3   Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Probably Intensity VII, although VIII was assigned at Cerrillos. There plaster fell, people were thrown off their feet, and a surface rupture was seen at the edge of town.  A rapid twisting effect like was noted in several places. There was a sound like distant thunder. At Stanley a piano sounded, walls and plaster cracked and people were thrown down.

 

 5 28 20 55  0 1921  49.200 -129.200   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 5 28 17 39  0 1927  37.330 -122.920   0 5.0   Central California

 

Near San Jose. Plaster fell at San Jose and a slight crack appeared in the wall of the old courthouse.

 

 5 28 10 14  6 1938  43.000 -125.600   0 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 28  9 46  0 1958  46.500 -113.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Georgetown Lake area and Philipsburg, MT. Slight damage at Philipsburg. Rockslide in Georgetown Lake area. Aftershock at about 12:30 was generally felt from Philipsburg to Rock Creek.

 

 5 28 12 59 47 1961  33.800 -116.083  10 5.0   So. California

 

NE of Indio. Felt principally in west-central Riverside County. Slight damage was reported at Coachella. Furnishings shifted small objects were overturned.

 

 5 28 16 18  4 1964  58.300 -150.600  25 5.4   Southern Alaska

 5 28 21 50 17 1966  51.600 -178.200  71 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 28  5 16 23 1980  37.578 -118.888   2 5.3   California/Nevada area

 5 28  5 48 29 1980  37.765 -118.617   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Additional Mammoth Lakes quakes in swarm.

 

 5 28  9 10 46 1981  46.525 -121.394   3 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt (IV) in parts of Lewis and Yakima counties. Also felt in Cowlitz County.

 

 5 28  4 47 41 1993  35.149 -119.104  21 5.2   So. California

 

Slight damage (VI) at Pumpkin Center. Felt through a large part of central and southern California.

 

 5 28 15 55 28 1993  55.862 -155.171  33 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5 28  7  4 13 1998  53.137 -166.755  41 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 27  0  0 00 1293  35.200  139.300   0 0.0   JAPAN

 

Severe damage at Kamakura, Japan. 22000 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 27  0  0 00 1704  41.000  139.500   0 0.0   JAPAN

 

Moderate damage North of Nosiro, Japan, 58 killed.

 

 5 27  0  0  0 1770  38.600  142.000   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 27  9 50 26 1928  40.000  142.500  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 27  6 19 19 1936  28.500   83.500  60 7.0   Nepal

 5 27  5 58 54 1947  -1.500  135.300  60 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 5 27 12  5  7 1970  27.367  140.733 440 7.2   Bonin Islands

 5 27  5 13 42 1992 -10.750  165.120  30 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt strongly at Lata Station, Santa Cruz. A small tsunami was observed.

 

 5 27 13  3 53 1995  52.629  142.827  11 7.5   Sakhalin

 

A severe earthquake near Sakhalin, Russia killed about 1989 people and injured about 750 more. It caused damage (X) in the Neftegorsk region and some damage in the Okha region. A small indistinct tsunami near Sabo and Val was observed.

 

Surface faulting was along a NE trending fault south of Neftegorsk.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 27  0  0  0 1897  44.500  -73.500   0 5.0   New York State

 

Northeastern New York. Felt in New York, NH. Vermont and Massachusetts. Felt from Hartford. N.Y. to Montreal and Quebec Canada. Severe shock but little damage.

 

 5 27 20 59  0 1947  40.400 -124.700   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 5 27  1 45 35 1962  31.700 -115.600   0 5.1   So. California

 5 27 12 56 51 1965  53.900 -164.900  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 27 19 29 25 1965  53.700 -156.700  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 27 22  7 47 1966  51.610 -178.310  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 27 14  1 42 1974  60.261 -146.005  10 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 27 14 50 57 1980  37.464 -118.823   2 6.3   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershocks in the swarm of May 1980 at Mammoth Lakes.

 

 5 27 14 51  0 1980  37.493 -118.778  22 5.7   California/Nevada area

 5 27 19  1  9 1980  37.602 -118.807  11 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 27 17 56 26 1993  53.750 -157.870  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 27  8  8 59 1999  58.752 -137.124   0 5.8   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Gustavus, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and Yakutat. Also felt at  Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Small precursor about five seconds prior to this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 27  0  0 00 1293  35.200  139.300   0 0.0   JAPAN

 

Severe damage at Kamakura, Japan. 22000 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 27  0  0 00 1704  41.000  139.500   0 0.0   JAPAN

 

Moderate damage North of Nosiro, Japan, 58 killed.

 

 5 27  0  0  0 1770  38.600  142.000   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 27  9 50 26 1928  40.000  142.500  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 27  6 19 19 1936  28.500   83.500  60 7.0   Nepal

 5 27  5 58 54 1947  -1.500  135.300  60 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 5 27 12  5  7 1970  27.367  140.733 440 7.2   Bonin Islands

 5 27  5 13 42 1992 -10.750  165.120  30 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt strongly at Lata Station, Santa Cruz. A small tsunami was observed.

 

 5 27 13  3 53 1995  52.629  142.827  11 7.5   Sakhalin

 

A severe earthquake near Sakhalin, Russia killed about 1989 people and injured about 750 more. It caused damage (X) in the Neftegorsk region and some damage in the Okha region. A small indistinct tsunami near Sabo and Val was observed.

 

Surface faulting was along a NE trending fault south of Neftegorsk.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 27  0  0  0 1897  44.500  -73.500   0 5.0   New York State

 

Northeastern New York. Felt in New York, NH. Vermont and Massachusetts. Felt from Hartford. N.Y. to Montreal and Quebec Canada. Severe shock but little damage.

 

 5 27 20 59  0 1947  40.400 -124.700   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 5 27  1 45 35 1962  31.700 -115.600   0 5.1   So. California

 5 27 12 56 51 1965  53.900 -164.900  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 27 19 29 25 1965  53.700 -156.700  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 27 22  7 47 1966  51.610 -178.310  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 27 14  1 42 1974  60.261 -146.005  10 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 27 14 50 57 1980  37.464 -118.823   2 6.3   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershocks in the swarm of May 1980 at Mammoth Lakes.

 

 5 27 14 51  0 1980  37.493 -118.778  22 5.7   California/Nevada area

 5 27 19  1  9 1980  37.602 -118.807  11 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 27 17 56 26 1993  53.750 -157.870  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 27  8  8 59 1999  58.752 -137.124   0 5.8   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt at Gustavus, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and Yakutat. Also felt at  Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Small precursor about five seconds prior  to this event.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 25  0  0 00 1751  26.500   99.900   0 6.8   CHINA

 

Severe damage (IX) in Yunnan Province, China. 900 killed. The magnitude is given by various sources from M 6.5-7.0. No time is currently available for this earthquake, however it is quite possible that a triggering relationship between this event an that in Central Chile (M 8.5) exists. These two  events fall in the approximate antipodal areas of each other.

 

 5 25  5 30  0 1751 -36.830  -71.630   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Moderate damage (XI) at Chillian, Talca Tutuben, Talco, Chile. A tsunami was generated. This was the third large Concepcion earthquake. A large foreshock on May 23 caused many to spend the night outside in readiness for additional shocks which included a strong foreshock about 15 minutes before th mainshock. The mainshock appears to have been a succession of at least six distinct events with the tsunami arriving about half an hour after the earthquake. Only 25 to 30 were killed in Concepcion due in large part to the foreshock. Chillan and Talca were destroyed and Santiago  was greatly damaged. Churches and wineries were destroyed in the region. A large aftershock occurred on June 26, 1751. The location of Concepcion was  abandoned after this earthquake and the city was rebuilt further inland. The generated tsunami was also destructive along the coast of Japan. Data from: "Major Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Chile during the period 1535 to 1955" by Cinna Lomnitz, Geol. Rundshau Rand 59 Vol. 3 pp 938-960, Stutgard, 1970. Readers may note the similarities between this earthquake and those of May 22-25, 1960 in the same area as described in our previous history.

 

 5 25 14  2  8 1907  51.500  147.000 600 7.4   Sakhalin

 5 25 19 29 20 1918 -30.500  -92.500  60 7.0   Chile Rise

 5 25 22 21 00 1923  35.200   59.200   0 5.7   IRAN

 

Moderate damage at Torbat-e-Heydariyen, Iran. 2200 killed.                      Maximum intensity VIII.

 

 5 25  3 43 00 1925  12.500  122.500   0 6.8   PHILIPPINES

 

Severe damage (VI-VII) at Luzon and Tablas. 428 killed. A tsunami was generated and flooded some small low villages southeast of Tablas. The shock was felt on board the steamship "Compeador" off of Romblon Island.

 

 5 25 23  7 36 1943   7.500  128.000  60 8.1   Halmahera

 5 25  1  6 37 1944 -21.500 -179.500 640 7.2   Tonga Islands

 5 25 12 58  5 1944  -2.500  152.800  60 7.5   New Britain

 5 25  7 11 21 1948  29.500  100.500  60 7.3   Myanmar

 

Severe damage in Sichuan province, China, 800-1000 killed. Intensity X. That that this event was at approximately the same epicenter as that  of 1951 which also occurred on May 25 (see above).

 

 5 25 18 34 58 1950  12.600  143.700  90 7.2   So. Marianas/Guam

 5 25  5 25 14 1981 -48.786  164.357  33 7.6   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

Felt throughout the South Island.

 

 5 25 16 55  4 1992  19.613  -77.872  23 7.0   Jamaica

 

Forty people injured and more than 820 buildings damaged in the Pilon-Manzanillo area. Felt at Guantanamo and in most of eastern Cuba as far away as Sancti Spiritus. Also felt on Jamaica.

 

 5 25 13 59 57 1995  42.899  147.316  65 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 25 23 22 33 1997 -32.115  179.791 333 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

 

Felt strongly on Raoul. Felt throughout the North Island and as far south as Christchurch on the South Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 25 15 13  7 1948  44.000 -127.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 25 15 32  2 1948  43.500 -127.000   0 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 25  8 34 37 1950  65.500 -151.500   0 6.0   Northern Alaska

 

Only reported disturbance was hanging light fixtures.

 

 5 25  0 35 23 1958  51.480 -177.420   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 14 54 30 1958  51.270 -177.110   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 19  4 33 1975  57.330 -150.180   0 5.7   Southern Alaska

 5 25 16 45 30 1979  52.680 -166.970   0 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 16 51  2 1979  53.020 -167.200  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 16 33 44 1980  37.589 -118.826   6 6.5   California/Nevada area

 5 25 16 49 27 1980  37.557 -118.989   2 5.4   California/Nevada area

 5 25 17  6 24 1980  37.530 -118.930   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 5 25 19 44 51 1980  37.449 -118.816   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 5 25 20 35 48 1980  37.634 -118.873  12 5.9   California/Nevada area

 5 25 20 38 38 1980  37.698 -118.768   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 5 25 20 59 24 1980  37.635 -118.791   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Mammoth Lakes swarm. One week after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens WA. 8 people were  injured. Additional damage (VII) and rockslides in the Mammoth Lakes-Crowley Lake area. Two people were seriously injured by a rockslide in Yosemite National Park. Felt throughout most of California and Nevada.

 

 5 25  0 33  4 1986  51.679 -175.236  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 19 23 11 1986  51.602 -176.199  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 23 32 16 1986  52.900 -174.300   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 11 40 38 1987  56.000 -154.000   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 25 14  5 18 1988  50.502 -174.589   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 25 19  1 13 1992  26.310 -110.435  10 5.1   Gulf of California

 5 25 20 40 37 1992  27.000 -111.000   0 5.1   Gulf of California

 5 25 23 16 43 1993  55.070 -160.430  33 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Slight damage VI at Sand Point. Felt V at King Cove and Perryville. Felt V at King Cove and Perrysville (IV) at Chignik. Chignik Lagoon. Cold Bay and False Pass. III at Akutan.

 

 5 25  5 10 56 2000  52.633 -167.066  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (III) at Nikolski.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 24 16 33 57 1940 -11.608  -77.563  50 8.4   Central Peru

 

Severe damage (X) at Lima, Callao. 250 killed. A tsunami was generated. 179 killed, $1.1 damage.

 

The following is a quote from a letter written June 13, 1940 by Mr. Frank T. Davies in Callao, Peru. Mr. Davies was formerly with the Carnegie institution in Washington.

 

"We had quite a harrowing experience here on May 24th but the loss of life, injuries and damage were made much more severe owing to the rotten construction of many of the buildings. My curiosity regarding personal experience of earthquakes is not quite satisfied. In future I only want to study them from a distance My chief impression was of the enormous clouds of dust, following the quake. Some changes in the contour of the seaward side of the Island of San Lorenzo occurred, and quite large differences in ocean depths have occurred off the coast in some places, mainly to the south of Callao. There appears to have been specially destructive effects along a line bearing 133 degrees true ( as nearly as I can estimate it) running through the Terminal Maritimo South East through Callao market, Bella Vista, and skirting the coast, missing Madalena and Miraflores, thence passing through the  suburb of Chorillos. This appears ot be a fault line. Destruction was very severe for about a third of a mile on either side of teh line delineated, and considerably less on the ocean and landward sides of this line. If it weren't for the miserable house construction I do not think the damage would have been much outside of this half-to-two-thirds of a mile path. Numbers of temporary frame houses are now being build to house the population. Large numbers of poorer people of Callao, Barranco and Chorillos are homeless at present and are being cared for in camps. There was a tidal effect but this was not serious. A rise and fall of several feet occurred in the water level three times between noon and half past twelve. The quake occurred here at 11h 34m 75 degrees WMT.

My own impression was that sensible movement lasted for two minutes at least. A large number of buildings that apparently stood the shocks were certainly unsafe now and would be very dangerous to stay in if another quake occurred.

My children weren't worried; the baby in fact laughed because she thought the ceiling lamp swinging to and fro, was amusing. I have walked around the town and docks. The only marked evidence of road movement is in the dock area, which, I understand, rests on reclaimed land. Subsidences of from 15 to 2 inches have occurred over considerable areas. Reinforced concrete warehouses have been damaged to a considerable extent, and railway lines twisted. Some temblores have occurred since May 24th. of which two have been strong. I have slept through several temblores which I have been told occurred at night. Under the present over-nervous condition of people, these temblores have been more widely noticed than was the case with similar effects previous to the quake."

 

 5 24 19 17 40 1959  17.610  -97.170  63 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 5 24 20  0 11 1990   5.440   31.910  33 7.1   Sudan

 

Some buildings damaged in the Juba area. Felt in the Kapenguria area and at Nakuru, Kenya. Also felt in Uganda.

 

 5 24 20  9 17 1990  -7.800  120.700 580 7.1   Flores Island area

 

Additional buildings damaged in the Jubo, Sudan area. Felt in the Kapenguria area annd at Nakura, Kenya and in Uganda. The largest earthquake in Sudan in modern times.

 

 5 24 23 51 28 1993 -22.671  -66.543 221 7.0   Argentina

 

Felt in Jujuy, Salta and Tucuman Provinces. Also felt (V) in the Antofagasta-Taltal-Calama area; (IV) at Mejillones, San Pedro and Tocopilla; (III) at Iquique and (II) at Copiapo, Chile. Felt (III) at Arequipa, Peru.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 24  3 36 35 1957  52.500 -167.500   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  0 40 24 1964  60.160 -147.700  17 5.0   Central Alaska

 5 24  5 49  6 1966  39.500 -125.500   1 5.0   Off Coast California

 5 24 18 47 10 1973  51.581 -173.378  25 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  6 16 56 1978  51.240 -179.240  28 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  6 33 18 1978  51.144 -179.074  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24  9 53  5 1978  51.130 -179.170  43 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 10  3 36 1980  39.937 -111.966   5 5.0   Utah area

 

Intensity V at Goshen, few windows cracked, underground pipes reported broken, buildings shook slightly, felt by and awakened many. At Santaquin small objects and light furniture moved. Hanging pictures fell, felt by and awakened many.

 

 5 24 22  4 44 1985  51.124 -178.271  18 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 16 44 57 1986  51.050 -175.910  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 12 50 20 1992  51.788 -176.118  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 19  7 18 1993  52.120 -172.160  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 24 11  2 13 1995  61.007 -150.119  42 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt (V) at Anchorage, Chugiak, Moose Pass, Palmer, and Tyonek; (IV) at Cooper Landing, Hope, Kenai, Seward, Sterling, Talkeetna and Willow. Also felt at    Wasilla. Felt in much of south-central Alaska.        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 23  0  0 00 1761  24.400  102.500   0 6.0   CHINA

 

Moderate damage (VIII) at Yunnan Province, China. 120 killed.

 

 5 23  0  0 00 1795  17.000  -96.300   0 0.0   MEXICO

 

Severe damage in Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 5 23  0  0 00 1834  31.300   35.600   0 6.3   JORDAN

 

Moderate damage (IX) at  Al-Karak; Israel:  Nabulus

 

 5 23  2 24  6 1912  21.000   97.000  25 7.9   Myanmar

 

Severe damage. Intensity IX a few were killed.

 

 5 23  2 10 00 1925  35.700  135.000   0 6.8   JAPAN

 

Severe damage. 395 killed at HONSHU 

 

 5 23  7 18 28 1938  36.500  141.000  60 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 23  8 21 53 1938  18.000  119.500  80 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 5 23 20 48 28 1956 -15.410 -178.730 396 7.5   Tonga Islands

 5 23 17 24 16 1968 -41.666  171.922  21 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

3 killed, $3 million damage.

 

 5 23 10 54 46 1989 -52.371  160.642  10 8.1   Balleny Islands

 

Felt V on  Campbell Island, Macquarie Islands. Small tsunami along the southeastern coast of Tasmania and in Jervis Bay and Sydney Harbour, Australia. The largest event ever to be registered in this region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 23 11 57 30 1918  27.000 -111.000   0 6.8   Gulf of California

 5 23  8 16  0 1937  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Strongly felt at Helena, MT.

 

 5 23 15 47 29 1942  32.983 -115.983  16 5.0   So. California

 5 23 19 54  0 1953  40.500 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

North-central Utah. Shocks alarmed residents of Salt Lake City and Herriman.

Houses rocked, furniture shifted.

 

 5 23 23 52 43 1954  34.983 -118.983  16 5.1   So. California

 

Felt by some in community at Antelope Station where windows, doors and dishes rattled, houses creaked. Trees bushes shaken slightly. Sharp jolt at Bakersfield. Felt throughout southern California.

 

 5 23 13  4 37 1969  53.372 -160.157  32 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 23 15 12 30 1975  51.220 -131.230  18 5.1   British Colombia

 5 23  2 25  7 1978  57.768 -156.272 127 5.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5 23 13 44 41 1979  56.575 -156.365  37 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 23 23 18 39 1986  59.330 -153.560  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 23  1 15  4 1990  44.260 -127.480   5 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 23 15 48  7 1995  51.000 -176.000   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 23 17 36 50 1999  51.596 -178.272  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 22  0  0 00 1202  33.200   35.300   0 0.0   ISRAEL

 

Severe at Nabulus, Israel. 30000 killed. This large earthquake may have  occurred on May 20 instead of May 22. The shock was felt from Lesser Armenia, parts of Anatolia and Iran to Egypt and in the western Mediterranean to Iran. A strong tsunami was generated and was associated with extensive damage in Syrian and Cyprus suggesting a magnitude of about M 7.6. Acre and Tyre were severely damage with extensive loss of life with intensities around X. Reports indicated that a number of cities were "swallowed up". Total destruction occurred in Nablus except for some walls in the "Street of the Samaritans:” The earthquake was felt with intensity IV at Jerusalem. The mainshock occurred at dawn when most people were still in bed and this probably contributed to the high death toll. This event was extensively written about in: "An analysis of the Eastern Mediterranean Earthquake of 20 May 2002" by N.N Ambraseys and C.F. Melville in Historical Seismograms and Earthquakes of the World, 1988, Academic Press.

 

 5 22 16  0  0 1782 -33.000  -69.200  30 7.0   Central Chile

 5 22  6 25  0 1910  42.000  145.000  60 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 22  6 31 27 1918 -17.000 -177.500 380 7.0   Tonga Islands

 5 22 22 32 42 1927  36.800  102.000  60 8.3   So. China

 

Extreme damage, 200,000 killed in Qinghai province, China

 

 5 22 13 36 10 1956  -4.000  153.000 500 7.0   New Britain

 5 22 10 32 42 1960 -37.700  -72.700  60 7.4   Central Chile

 5 22 18 55 55 1960 -39.000  -72.000   0 7.8   Central Chile

 5 22 19 11 14 1960 -38.200  -72.600  33 8.3   Central Chile

 

Severe Damage along the Chile coast at Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Alerce, Rinihue (XI to XII). Up to 5700 killed. Damage estimated at $600-$800 million. This may be one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the world. The foreshocks caused people to become concerned and to gather in the streets so that when the mainshock occurred at 03:11 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, May 22 casualties were minimized despite the fall of houses and other architecture. Motion of the ground was as if one were on high swells at sea. Cars and trucks moved back and forth by up to a meter due to the movement of the ground at Conception, Chile. The active area of the earthquake swarm occurred over a distance of about 200 by

2000 km. Landslides, liquefaction and a great tsunami occurred. Most of the damage was associated with a tsunami which reached heights up to 10 feet. The tsunami arrived after some residents had returned to their homes to clean up. At Quelle an estimated 500 residents were killed by the tsunami because they returned to their homes too early. A similar earthquake appears to have affected the same area in 1575. This earthquake was extensively discussed in: "Los Terremotos de Mayo - Chile 1960" Technical Artical 14, Michelson Laboratories, China Lake, CA, August 1961.

 

 5 22 16 43 59 1971  38.850   40.520   3 7.0   Turkey

 

Severe damage at Bingol and Genc, Turkey, 755-995 killed.

 

 5 22  6  4  0 1972  16.600  122.300  34 7.4   Luzon, Philippines

 5 22 20 45 57 1972 -17.689 -175.189 227 7.1   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 22 20  0  0 1817  46.000  -69.000   0 5.7   Maine

 

Widely felt in Maine and New Brunswick

 

 5 22  0  0  0 1869  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Threw down furniture at Helena, MT. Earth sounds like a large wagon on rough road.

 

 5 22 14 28  0 1910  40.749 -111.849   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Salt Lake City, damage to chimneys and old buildings.

 

 5 22  2 19  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Strongly felt at Helena, MT.

 

 5 22 19 49 43 1950  51.560 -130.510   0 5.7   British Colombia

 5 22 13 29 48 1957  50.400 -176.900   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 16 25 40 1963  52.500 -165.500   0 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 16 20 49 1987  52.590 -164.710  48 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 22  9 39 54 1988  53.800 -163.330  31 6.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 19 18 47 1988  62.198 -124.189  10 5.2   Northwest Terr., Canada

 5 22  7 21 37 1989  52.798 -173.539 156 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 22 14  9 36 1992  27.500 -115.060  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 5 22 14 37 42 1992  56.920 -157.450  82 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 21  0  0 00  512  39.000  113.000   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48,52

 

Extreme damage (X), 5318 killed. Surface fissures were observed and considerable landslides were observed. Area of devastation was more than 350,000 sq. km. At least 3000 domestic animals were injured. .     

 

 5 21  0  0 00 1219  36.000  106.200   0 6.5   CHINA:                                              48,52,96

 

Extreme damage (IX). 10000 people and 20,000 animals killed in the epicentral area.

 

 5 21 15  0  0 1241  35.000  136.000   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 5 21  0  0 00 1792  32.500  130.000   0 0.0   JAPAN:  HIZEN                                       68,137    

 

Extreme damage at Hizen, Kyushu, Japan. 15200 killed, A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 21 10 10  7 1932  12.000  -87.500  90 7.6   Nicaragua

 

Moderate damage was recorded.

 

 5 21  9 16 42 1946  14.500  -60.500  50 7.1   Windward Islands

 5 21 18 37 00 1950 -13.500  -72.000   0 6.0   PERU                      

 

80-120 killed. Severe damage at Cuzco.

 

 5 21  8 27 20 1951  -6.000  154.500 150 7.0   New Britain

 5 21  1 12  4 1957  21.730  144.250 113 7.0   Volcano Islands

 5 21 10  2 50 1960 -37.500  -73.500   0 7.2   Central Chile

 5 21 12  2 52 1962  37.100   96.000  25 7.2   So. China

 5 21 21 15 31 1962 -20.500 -177.000 400 7.0   Tonga Islands

 5 21  5 34 26 1998   0.207  119.584  33 7.2   Malaysia

 

Felt at Donggala, Palu and Tolitoli, Sulawesi

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 21  2  1  0 1864  37.500 -122.000   0 5.8   Central California

 

At San Francisco in a few windows were broken. Felt from Monterey on the south to Sacramento and Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) on the north.

 

 5 21 15 36  2 1964  59.000 -153.500  15 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5 21  7 18 11 1967  27.810 -111.350   7 5.0   Gulf of California

 5 21 18 56 44 1971  52.540 -173.200  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 21  6 34 53 1975  60.194 -147.452   1 5.0   Central Alaska

 5 21  1 13  0 1985  54.900 -160.800   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 21 22 20 48 1985  53.815 -166.890  70 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 21 22 12 11 1986  51.060 -174.380  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 21  6 30 40 1990  52.393 -174.703  31 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 21 13  0  8 1990  53.910 -163.470  27 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 21  6 12 12 1993  51.900 -176.580  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 20  0  0 00 1202  32.500   35.300   0 0.0   ISRAEL

 

Felt (XI) at Samaria, Ha Galil (Galilee), many killed, severe damage.

 

 5 20  0  0 00 1293  35.200  139.300   0 0.0   JAPAN                                   7

 

30000 killed at Kakakura

            

 5 20  0  0 00 1618  19.000   72.800   0 0.0   INDIA

 

Damage at Bombay, 2000 killed. 

 

 5 20 15  0  0 1751  37.010  138.020   0 7.2   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Severe damage, 2000 killed.

 

 5 20 22  0 00 1795   9.300  -13.400   0 5.2   SIERRA LEONE                                        214

 

Moderate damage (V)

 

 5 20 14 36  0 1918   7.500  -36.000  60 7.4   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 5 20 17 55 10 1918 -28.500  -71.500  80 7.9   Coast Central Chile

 5 20  2 22 49 1931  37.500  -16.000  33 7.1   Morocco/Spain

 5 20 19 16 00 1932  36.600   53.400  12 5.4   IRAN

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Torbet-I-Kheydarly, Iran, 1070 killed.

 

 5 20  7 45 24 1953 -53.200 -134.000   0 7.2   Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

 5 20  0 40 11 1965 -14.700  167.400  16 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 5 20 20  5 49 1968 -30.722 -178.392  46 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 5 20 21  9 45 1968  44.840  150.290  44 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 20  8 13 53 1979  56.232 -156.561   9 7.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Kodiak Island and at King Salmon and Dillingham.

 

 5 20  2 22  1 1990   5.071   32.159  15 7.2   Congo/Uganda

 

Some buildings were damaged in the Juba, Sudan area. Also some damage in the Mayo area, Uganda. Felt in the Nakura area,

Kenya and to the north.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 20 23 14 20 1953  50.260 -130.330   0 5.5   British Colombia

 5 20  1 50 54 1957  51.300 -179.600  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  5 32 16 1964  58.070 -149.310  26 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5 20 20 30 55 1970  51.460 -178.540  48 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  2 35 37 1971  52.210 -173.370  77 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  8  1  9 1971  42.307 -126.339  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 20  6 43 45 1972  58.117 -154.094  53 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 20 21 26  8 1972  53.410 -160.000   0 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 5 20  8 13 58 1979  56.651 -156.722  55 6.4   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Kodiak Island and at King Salmon and Dillingham.

 

 5 20  6  9  8 1983  51.481 -173.278 250 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20 13 48 36 1986  51.010 -177.150  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 20  5 40 20 1987  56.521 -152.836  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 20  5 59 21 1987  57.100 -154.000   0 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 20  6  9 26 1987  56.800 -151.700  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5 20  9 18 37 1998  51.986 -170.495  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 19  0  0 00 1884  26.600   56.200   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at  Qeshm I, Bandar-e-Laft, Saheli, Tonbam, Direstan, Iran Intensity: VIII; 218 killed      

 

 5 19 17  8 21 1938  -1.000  120.000  60 7.9   Sulawesi area

 

Limited local damage (IX). 8 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 19  4 36 41 1940  32.733 -115.500  16 7.1   So. California

 

8 killed, $6 million estimated damage (VIII).

 

 5 19  0 19 19 1944  -2.500  152.800  50 7.2   New Britain

 5 19 14 58 15 1962  17.200  -99.500  33 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage in Oaxaca, 30 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 19 11 10  0 1889  38.000 -121.900   0 6.1   Central California

 

Collinsville and Antioch, chimneys were destroyed. Slight damage was reported from Rio Vista, Lodi, Napan and San Francisco. Felt throughout most of Central California.

 

 5 19  0 35  0 1893  34.000 -119.500   0 5.8   So. California

 

SE of Ventura. Felt from San Diego to Lompoc and inland as far as San Bernardino. Highest intensity occurred in the region SE of Ventura. Duration at Ventura was about 15 sec. No damage was reported, but it may have been potentially destructive. Submarine origin.

 

 5 19 18 31  0 1902  38.330 -121.920   0 5.5   Central California

 

Elmira. Nearly all chimneys fell at Elmira, some fell at Vacaville; slight damage occurred at Fairfield and Suisun City. The Shock was felt as far as San Francisco. Area of perceptibility exceeded  20,000 sq. miles.

 

 5 19  4 36 40 1940  32.700 -115.400   0 7.0   So. California

 

The epicenter was located SE of El Centro, but there was surface slipping with surface rupture over a known distance of 40 miles. This passes the international border about 8 miles E of Calexico. There was damage to towns in the Imperial Valley and canals were damaged. Vertical displacement about 4 feet, horizontal displacement about 15 feet near the border.  The damage caused serious interruption  to the water service in a region that depends on irrigation for crops. Indirect loss to crops was considerable, direct earthquake loss in the U.S. about $6 million. Nine were killed.

 

At Imperial the city  water tanks collapsed and 80 % of other buildings were damaged. At the more heavily populated town of Brawley there was greater total damage, but less percentage loss. 40% of buildings were damaged, mostly in the business district. At Holtville, the city water tank collapsed, but otherwise damage was minimal. Damage also at Calexico, Mexicali where a hotel was set afire by a short circuit.

 

 5 19  4 55  0 1940  32.766 -115.483   0 5.5   So. California

 5 19  5 51 34 1940  32.766 -115.483  16 5.5   So. California

 5 19  6 33 20 1940  32.766 -115.483  16 5.0   So. California

 5 19  6 35 40 1940  32.700 -115.400   0 5.5   So. California

 5 19 15  7  2 1945  40.600 -126.400   0 6.2   Off Coast of No. California

 5 19 15 37 35 1964  57.040 -152.760  18 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 19  6 17 12 1965  27.600 -110.900  33 5.6   Gulf of California

 5 19  7  6 28 1966  54.040 -164.080  37 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 17 48 35 1983  51.562 -174.190  18 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19  2 37 35 1986  52.284 -174.941  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19  3 19  6 1986  52.283 -174.896  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 20 21 59 1986  52.450 -179.950  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 23 26 46 1986  51.801 -179.712  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 19  2 21 56 1989  54.305 -165.574 104 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 19 14 13 23 1993  37.135 -117.791   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt VI at Bishop, Big Pine. Also Felt at Dyer and Beatty, NV.

 

 5 19 20 34 28 2000  59.112 -152.925  69 5.8   Southern Alaska

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY:

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18  0  0  0 1695  36.000  111.500   0 8.0   So. China

 

Extreme damage (X), 30,000 killed

 

 5 18 16 25  0 1875   7.900  -72.500  20 7.5   Colombia

 

Severe damage at Cucuta, San Jose, Cayetano, Colombia. 461-16000 killed.

 

 5 18 13 45  6 1905  -4.000  149.000  60 7.5   New Ireland

 5 18  2  8 53 1913  14.500  145.500  60 7.1   So. Marianas/Guam

 5 18 22 44 44 1971  63.900  146.100  33 7.0   Eastern Siberia, Russia

 5 18  3  7 32 1987  48.783  149.048 497 7.0   So. Kurils

 5 18 23 31 16 1995  43.445  147.961 115 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY:

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18  0  0  0 1791  41.500  -72.400   0 6.4   New England

 

East Haddam, Conn. Two heavy shocks caused the collapse of stone walls and chimneys. Latched doors were thrown open. A fissure several rods long appeared in the ground and rocks weighing several tons were moved. At Killingworth (now Clinton), fish were observed leaping out of the water. Felt from Boston to New York. About 30  lighter shocks followed in  a short time and over 100 were felt during the night.

 

 5 18 10 23 56 1919  56.000 -136.000   0 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 18  5  3 58 1940  34.083 -116.300  16 7.1   So. California

 5 18  5 51 20 1940  34.067 -116.333   0 5.2   So. California

 5 18  7 21 33 1940  34.066 -116.333  16 5.0   So. California

 

The epicenter was located SE of El Centro, but there was surface slipping with surface rupture over a known distance of 40 miles. This passes the international border about 8 miles E of Calexico. There was damage to towns in the Imperial Valley and canals were damaged. Vertical displacement about 4 feet, horizontal displacement about 15 feet near the border.  The damage caused serious interruption  to the water service in a region that depends on irrigation for crops. Indirect loss to crops was considerable, direct earthquake loss in the U.S. about $6 million. Nine were killed.

 

At Imperial the city  water tanks collapsed and 80 % of other buildings were damaged. At the more heavily populated town of Brawley there was greater total damage, but less percentage loss. 40% of buildings were damaged, mostly in the business district. At Holtville, the city water tank collapsed, but otherwise damage was minimal. Damage also at Calexico, Mexicali where a hotel was set afire by a short circuit.

 

 

 5 18  9 55 14 1956  62.300 -145.000 103 5.5   Central Alaska

 5 18  5 24  6 1957  51.190 -171.270   0 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 18  1  4 30 1964  74.300  -97.400  15 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 5 18  8 44  4 1969  60.340 -145.930   6 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 18 15 42 59 1975  63.173 -150.255 108 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 18 15 32 11 1980  46.207 -122.190   2 5.3   Washington state, U.S.

 

Mt. St Helens eruption. The May 18 eruption was apparently triggered by this earthquake, not appreciably different from many preceding, that caused multiple failures of the bulging north flank and produced great avalanches of rock debris. This lead to a northward directed lateral blast driven by steam from hydrothermal explosions that devastated an area of nearly 600 square km.

 

Lightning and other electrical phenomena associated with the eruption were so spectacular that many witnesses mentioned them. There was a heavy concentration of cloud-to-cloud lightning.  Others observed ball lightning streaking toward the ground connected neither to the cloud nor with the ground. It was like a group of balls all going in the same direction, but much too fast to have been projectiles. After the cloud passed overhead, lots of lightning stated 600-800 ft in the air and formed "big balls, big as a pickup and just started rolling across the ground and bouncing."

 

A massive mud flow also occurred on the south Fork Toutle River beginning less than 10 min after the beginning of the eruption. A witness crossed the flow path and said it was like "warm concrete".  Ash was known to coat cars as far away as the east coast U.S. following this eruption. 32 were killed in this eruption.

 

 5 18  2 40  8 1981  51.303 -175.047  19 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 18  0 49 34 1983  40.853 -127.278  10 5.0   Off Coast of California

 5 18 14 22 41 1986  51.504 -174.753   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 18 15 44 16 1992  33.990 -116.380   3 5.1   So. California

 

Felt V at Indio, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley. Felt in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.

 

 5 18  1  3  6 1993  37.152 -117.762   3 5.3   California/Nevada area

 5 18 23 48 56 1993  37.280 -117.950  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Minor damage at Independence and Lone Pine, CA. Felt V at Big Pine, Bishop, Mojave, North Fork and Olancha.  Felt throughout a wide area of California and Nevada from the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento and Los Angeles. California to Carson City, Ely and Los Vegas were accompanied by a large rockslide about 7 km east of Eureka  Valley and IV-V in the Mammoth Lakes, CA area.

 

 5 18  8  4 19 1993  61.031 -149.953  51 5.2   Central Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18  0  0 00 1695  36.000  111.500   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48

 

Extreme Damage (X), 30000 killed.

 

 5 17  0  0 00 1703  26.600   54.900   0 6.8   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Qeshm Island, Iran. Strong damage at Qais-Hingan and Kish-Hengam, Iran.

 

 5 17 21  0  0 1841  52.500  159.500  30 8.4   Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity: XI, near Petropavlovsk. A tsunami was generated which was observed from Kamchatka to Hawaii where the height was 4.6 meters. The tsunami left the reef bare at Oahu, Hawaii and was destructive in Kamchatka where a ship broke loose and huts and yurts were washed away (Source: Preliminary Catalog of Tsunamis occurring in the Pacific Ocean, 1967, Iida, Cox and Pararas-Carayannis).

 

 5 17 18  0  0 1868  -1.330  -78.450   0 7.3   Ecuador

 5 17  8  2 54 1909 -20.000  -64.000 250 7.1   Bolivia/Brazil

 5 17  2 24 50 1941 -10.000  166.300  60 7.4   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 5 17 18 13 13 1950 -21.000  169.000  40 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 17 14 49 49 1955   6.700   93.700  60 7.3   Nicobar Islands

 5 17 17 19 31 1965  22.390  121.210  72 7.0   Taiwan

 5 17  2 58 41 1976  40.400   63.500  10 7.3   Uzbekistan

 

Severe damage (X) at Gazli and Bukahna.   Six killed and 10,000 homeless in the Gazli area. Damage occurred in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan and  Kazakhstan.

 

 5 17  9 49 19 1992   7.239  126.645  33 7.1   Central Philippines

 5 17 10 15 31 1992   7.180  126.690  33 7.4   Central Philippines

 

Minor damage at Tamdag amd Boislog. Felt V at Cagoyan de Oro.  A small tsunami was generated.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 17 15 38 18 1958  51.000  -79.000   0 6.1   Quebec, Canada

 5 17  0 50 18 1964  59.400 -142.700  35 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 17  4 41 45 1964  53.540 -159.560  33 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 5 17  0 55 50 1971  52.510 -173.300  41 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17 16  0  0 1973  39.793 -108.366   0 5.1   Colorado area

 5 17 12 34 10 1985  54.200 -166.200   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 17  8  0 17 1986  52.200 -175.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17 16 20 24 1986  52.260 -174.292  26 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17 16 31 58 1986  52.400 -173.700   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 17  6  6 13 1993  54.981 -160.038  33 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 17  6 43 32 1993  63.330 -150.540 145 5.1   Central Alaska

 5 17 23 20 49 1993  37.171 -117.775   7 6.2   California/Nevada area

 5 17 23 36 10 1993  37.145 -117.780  13 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Minor damage at Independence and Lone Pine California. Felt throughout a large area of California and Nevada from San Francisco to Carson City, Ely and Las Vegas, Nevada. A large rockslide occurred about 7 km east of  Eureka Valley Sand Dunes.

 

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 16  0  0 00 1875   7.900  -72.500   0 0.0   COLOMBIA

 

Severe Damage at Cucuta, Venezuela, Seberatina, Venezuela.  14000-16000 killed.

 

 5 16 21 10 00 1892  14.000  143.300   0 0.0   GUAM                                72  

 

Severe damage at Agana, Guam, A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 16 20 12  0 1900  20.000 -105.000  25 7.8   Jalisco, Mexico

 5 16 13 23 11 1951 -15.000  -69.500 192 7.9   Central Peru

 5 16  4  1 00 1964  38.300  139.100   0 8.0   JAPAN

 

Damage at Niigata , Japan. $800 million damage, 26 killed.

 

 5 16  0 48 53 1968  40.733  143.583   7 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 16 10 39  1 1968  41.417  142.850  40 8.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Severe damage (VI) at Tokachi-Oki, Aomori Perfecture, Japan, A tsunami was generated. Estimated $131 million damage, 48 killed.

 

 5 16 20 12 44 1995 -23.008  169.900  20 7.8   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt III at Noumea, New Caledonia. A tsunami with maximum height 30 cm was recorded as far away as New South Wales,  Australia.

 

 5 16  0 51 20 1999  -4.751  152.486  74 7.1   New Britain

 

Felt strongly in Gazelle Peninsula. Also felt in other parts of New Britain and on New Ireland.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 18 13  0  0 1791  41.500  -72.400   0 6.4   New England

 

East Haddam, Conn. Two heavy shocks caused the collapse of stone walls and chimneys. Latched doors were thrown open. A fissure several rods long appeared in the ground and rocks weighing several tons were moved. At Killingworth (now Clinton), fish were observed leaping out of the water. Felt from Boston to New York. About 30  lighter shocks followed in a short time and over 100 were felt during the night.

 

 5 16  0 14  0 1909  47.500 -111.290   0 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 5 16  2 36 24 1941  40.400 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 5 16 14 44 51 1964  57.560 -150.950   5 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 16  7 57 47 1975  54.054 -163.151   5 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 16  8 35 15 1976  48.800 -123.351  60 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Vancouver Island region.  Minor damage occurred at Deming. WA - plaster and dry wall cracked. Also felt in Lake Cowichan and Victoria, B.C.

 

 5 16 22 34  5 1980  49.610 -128.020  10 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 5 16 15 59 52 1986  51.819 -175.265  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16 16  8 29 1987  51.530 -175.930  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16 12 21  9 1989  43.340 -127.810  14 5.9   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 16 17  5  4 1989  59.500 -151.200   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 16 23 26 59 1989  53.100 -169.200   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 16  3 19 11 1993  51.385 -178.443  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 16  3 42 20 1993  51.372 -178.586  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 15  0  0 00  818  36.800   66.200  50 7.5   INDIA: 

 

Severe damage at Hindu-Kush, and Balkha, Kazahkstan, Felt: MMI: VIII          

 

 5 15  0  0 00 1344  32.600   51.700   0 0.0   IRAN: 

 

Limited damage at Esfahan, 20 killed. 

 

 5 15  0  0 00 1568  34.400  109.000   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48

 

Felt in China with MMI IX;   200 killed,  Moderate damage

 

 5 15 21  0 00 1754  13.600  121.100   0 0.0   PHILIPPINES

 

Extreme (X) damage at Taal Volcano, Philippines/

 

 5 15  0  0 00 1793  30.500  101.500   0 0.0   CHINA:                                              48

 

Felt with MMI VIII;  200 killed,  limited damage

    

 5 15  8 31 36 1908  59.000 -141.000  25 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 15 11 56 57 1925 -26.000  -71.500  50 7.1   Coast Central Chile

 5 15  5 23 46 1962  -7.200  128.600   0 7.0   Banda Sea

 5 15 17 13 15 1970  50.200   91.300  33 7.2   So. Siberia

 5 15  8  9 55 1976   4.470   19.300   7 7.0   Central Africa

 5 15 14 38 00 1986  29.600   69.400  18 5.2   PAKISTAN: 

 

Severe damage at Barkham, Matakari, Hamtarot

 

 5 15  7  5  4 1992  -6.030  147.660  50 7.2   New Ireland

 

Slight Damage at Lae, eastern New Guinea.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 15  8 31 36 1908  59.000 -141.000  25 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 

SE Alaska. At Katalla, there were sharp shocks in rapid succession during which buildings rocked. Rockslides were reported at Yakataga. Felt from Sitka to Seward.

 

 5 15 15 47  0 1910  33.700 -117.400   0 6.0   So. California

 

Lake Elsinore region. Chimneys toppled in the district between Corona and Wildomar where rocks rolled down the hillside. Felt to Barstow and Ventura.

 

 5 15 13  2 32 1954  47.400 -122.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Puget Sound. A moderately strong shock. Felt throughout NW Washington Slight damage occurred at Belfair, Lake Stevens, North Bend, Seattle and Skykomish.

 

 5 15 19 40 35 1964  31.500 -113.700  16 5.0   Baja California

 5 15 14 46  7 1966  51.510 -178.360  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 13  4  5 1974  52.420 -168.770   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 15 50 48 1977  52.536 -167.980  38 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 18 48 51 1982  50.574 -129.747  10 5.7   British Colombia

 5 15  6 38 36 1986  52.326 -174.724  15 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  6 42 33 1986  51.483 -174.569  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  8 18 48 1986  52.317 -174.526  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  9 34  7 1986  53.200 -174.600   0 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15  8 44  7 1987  56.720 -153.650  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 15 22  6 24 1992  52.093 -171.814  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 21 52 24 1993  51.250 -178.650  33 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt (V) on Adak and (IV) on Amchitka.

 

 5 15 22  3 11 1993  51.222 -178.589  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 22 13 38 1993  51.314 -178.516  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 22 32 30 1993  51.341 -178.783  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 15 13 22 13 1999  37.494 -118.617   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Small items knocked from shelves in the epicentral area. Felt in many parts of central California as far north as Placerville as far south as Valencia. Followed by a M4.6 aftershock.

 

 5 15  5 58 13 2000  49.990 -130.140  10 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 5 15  7 11 42 2000  49.940 -130.330  10 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 14  3 30  0 1647 -35.000  -72.000   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Maximum intensity XI; moderate damage, 1000 killed.

 

 5 14  4  0  0 1895  39.500   20.500   0 7.5   No. Greece

 

Severe damaged. maximum MMI: X at Margarition-Filiates, Thesprotia

 

 5 14 22 14 46 1928  -5.000  -78.000  60 7.3   Ecuador

 5 14 22 12 00 1928  -5.000  -78.000   0 7.3   PERU

 

Damage at CHACAHPOYAS, HUANCABAMBA, CAJAMARCA, PINPINCOS, Peru, MMI: X, 29 killed $8 million damage.

         

 5 14 13 11  0 1932   0.500  126.000  60 8.3   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Severe damage (VII) at Sulawesi, Karas, Langowan, Poso, Tondano 6 killed.

 

 5 14 23 23 10 1935 -59.000  -26.500 155 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

 5 14  2 13 18 1942  -0.800  -81.500  60 8.3   Ecuador

 

Severe damage ($2.5 million); 200 killed; MMI: IX on coast of Ecuador. It was damaging along the coast and at Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Bahia de Caraquez, Manta, Junin etc. and caused much destruction to buildings and injuries and deaths especially in Guayaquil, Portoviejo and Guaranda. Source: "Breve Historia Sismica de la Republica del Ecuador" por el Observatrio, Astronomico de Quito, revised by Jose Ecred A. Published in the  Biographical Bulletin of American Geophysics and Oceanography, Vol. IV Parte Geofisica, 1965-1967, Mexico, 1968.

 

 5 14 22 31 43 1948  54.500 -161.000  60 7.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 22 39 28 1954  35.933  137.350 240 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 5 14 19 32 55 1969  51.290 -179.850  22 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 14 13 14  0 1934  31.000 -114.500  16 5.5   Baja California

 5 14 22 12 46 1934  57.750 -152.250  60 6.5   Southern Alaska

 

Kodiak and Whale Island rocked severely. Everyone ran outdoors in Kodiak fearing buildings might collapse. Merchandise fell from shelves, plaster cracked landslide about a mile from Kodiak blocked about 60 feet of road. Shock was said to be the worst since 1900. Intensity V at Kanatak and Seward.

 

 5 14 22 31 43 1948  54.500 -161.000  60 7.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  7 41 43 1953  50.070 -129.590   0 5.0   British Colombia

 5 14 17 41 21 1958  46.970  -76.550   0 5.4   New York State

 5 14 13 52 14 1964  65.300  -86.500  10 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 5 14 14 46 15 1966  51.900 -177.700  66 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 19 32 55 1969  51.290 -179.850  22 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 20 10 40 1969  51.290 -179.890  15 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14 19 34 23 1972  50.842 -179.293  50 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  3 54 22 1986  51.500 -172.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  4  2 33 1986  51.760 -178.410  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  7 59 49 1986  51.545 -173.488  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 14  7 22 13 2001  54.594 -142.743  10 5.2   Queen Charlotte Island area

 5 14  5 00 30 2002  36.967 -121.600   8 5.2   Northern California         

 

Felt VI with slight damage at Aromas and Gilroy east of San Francisco.  Felt throughout the San Francisco Bay area and north to Guerneville and south to San Luis Obispo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 13  0  0 00  986  36.200   43.100   0 0.0   IRAQ

 

Severe damage at AL-MAWSIL (MOSUL), Iraq. Many killed. MMI: VIII

 

 5 13  0  0  0 1647 -14.000  -76.500  40 7.9   Central Peru

 

Severe damage at Santiago. 2000 killed.

 

 5 13  0  0  0 1695  36.000  111.500   0 8.0   So. China

 5 13  0  0  0 1717  39.000  142.700   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 13 12 36  0 1784 -16.500  -72.000  70 8.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate damage at Arequipa, Camana, Moquegua, Peru (IX). 54 killed a tsunami was generated.

 

 5 13 11 22  0 1897  12.300  123.300  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 5 13 12 30  0 1897  12.000  124.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Masbate Island.

 

 5 13  6 34  6 1903 -17.000  168.000  60 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

 5 13  4 23 00 1990 -40.300  176.100  21 6.7   NEW ZEALAND

 

Moderate damage (VIII) at  DANNEVIRKE,  WELLINGTON      

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 13  6 20  0 1910  33.670 -117.320   0 5.0   So. California

 

Lake Elsinore region. Chimneys toppled in the district between Corona and Wildomar where rocks rolled down the hillside. Felt to Barstow, Ventura and San Diego.

 

 5 13  7 58  6 1910  57.000 -160.000 100 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

 5 13 17 15  0 1914  41.224 -111.959   0 5.7   UTah              

 

Windows were broken and chimneys thrown down at Ogden. Probably caused by a slip in the Wasatch Fault near the Idaho line. Felt 30 miles south of Salt Lake City and over a distance of 140 miles.

 

 5 13  2 30  0 1916  43.700 -116.200   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Boise ID. Strong shock. Chimneys were wrecked, and people rushed into the

street. Strong at Weiser, 60 miles west. The epicenter was probably NW of Boise. Reclamation ditches were damaged and the flow of gas was altered. Felt at Loon Creek, 120 miles northeast and reported felt at Anaconda MT, 240 miles NE. Also felt in eastern Oregon.

 

 5 13 14  6  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt strongly at Helena MT.

 

 5 13 16  1 45 1941  40.000 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt strongly along the coast at widely separated points and at 2 towns in Oregon. Maximum intensity V. Cracked plaster at Santa Cruz. Hanging objects swung at Ferndale.

 

 5 13 16  7 12 1960  54.960 -161.510   0 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 17 50 19 1963  61.100 -151.000  96 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 13  5 18 55 1967  56.450 -152.580  23 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 13 21 27 56 1971  65.900 -164.000 100 6.1   Northern Alaska

 5 13  5 10 49 1974  55.800 -158.450  36 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 13 14 14 55 1986  51.350 -173.470  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 17 15 23 1986  51.230 -176.680  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 13  4 41 31 1989  54.200 -169.400   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 10 24 40 1993  61.988 -147.033  59 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 13 11 59 49 1993  55.177 -160.458  32 6.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Items knocked from shelves at Sand Point and King Cove. Felt (VI) at Sand Point; (V) at Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon and Perryville; (IV) at Cold Bay and Port Heiden; (III) at Akhiok and Akutan; (II) at Kodiak.

 

 5 13 23 41 38 1993  55.017 -160.162  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 23 11  5 1997  61.240 -150.847  66 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 12 10  0 00 1021  47.500    7.600   0 0.0   SWITZERLAND                                         155                       

 

MMI:  IX   Severe Damage in Switzerland. 

 

 5 12  9 15  0 1664 -14.100  -75.800  15 7.3   Central Peru

 

Severe damage at Ica and Pisco, Peru, 400 killed. MMI: X

 

 5 12 15  0  0 1717  38.050  142.050   0 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 12  3 15 00 1730  42.800   13.000   0 0.0   ITALY                                      75,93                   

 

MMI:   X   200 killed,  Severe damage at Norcia, Italy. This shock was felt in Rome, Tivoli, Aquila, Cascia, Virsa, Matrica, Monteleone etc. Much suffering also in Sulmona. At all locations three shocks were felt. Aftershocks  continued through May 28 when a second violent shock was felt. At Tivoli walls were cracked; at Norica th shock was so violent that it destroyed  all the houses in that city. More than 500 were reported killed at Norica (Mallet, "On the Facts of Earthquake Phaenomena", 1852).

 

 

 5 12  0  0 00 1844  41.000   35.000   0 0.0   TURKEY                                             99

 

MMI:  IX   200 killed.

            

 5 12 15 38 57 1938  -6.000  147.800  60 7.5   New Ireland

 5 12  9 46 56 1959 -22.000  -64.500   0 7.0   Argentina

 5 12  6 25 00 1971  37.500   29.900   0 6.2   TURKEY                                    138

 

Severe Damage at Burdur, Turkey.  57 killed.

             

 5 12  4 50  6 1990  49.262  142.228 594 7.8   So. Kurils

 

Felt (V) at Aniva, Ogonki and Peschanskoye; (IV) in the Korsakov-Nevelsk-Tomari area; (III) in the Uglegorsk-Poronaysk-Makarov area, Sakhalin. Felt (II) at Komsomolsk-na-Amure, USSR. Felt (III JMA) at Kushiro, Hokkaido. Also felt (III JMA) at Hachinohe and Morioka; (II JMA) at Tokyo and Yokohama, Honshu.

 

 5 12 18  5 43 1992 -16.524 -172.367  15 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

 Felt in American Samoa and Western Samoa.

 

 5 12 18 43 18 2000 -23.548  -66.452 225 7.2   Argentina

 

One person killed at the Manto Verde Mine in the Atacama region, Chile. Felt (VI) at Antofagasta, Calama, Chuquicamata, Copiapo, Mejillones and Sierra Gorda; (V) at Caldera, Chanaral, Diego de Almagro, Iquique, Tierra Amarilla and Tocopilla; (IV) at Arica, Pozo Almonte and Potrerillos; (III) at Parinacota, Chile. Also felt in northern Argentina.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 12 14 53 33 1926  46.500 -131.000   0 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 5 12  0  0  0 1939  46.000 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 5 12  7 33  0 1945  31.600 -115.600   0 5.2   So. California

 5 12  5 38 18 1958  52.210 -169.540   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 21 40 23 1959  51.500 -177.100  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 20  8 37 1963  57.300 -154.000  26 6.5   Southern Alaska

 5 12 16 55 47 1964  59.460 -144.790  33 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 12 18 16 42 1964  56.600 -152.400  37 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5 12 16 58 33 1967  52.650 -166.940  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 12 16  5 1978  62.204 -149.264  55 5.2   Central Alaska

 5 12 19 12 49 1979  53.625 -168.945 150 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 21 52 57 1983  51.192 -179.095  51 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  3 47 39 1986  51.370 -174.790  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 17  6 54 1986  53.200 -173.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 20 23  8 1986  51.850 -174.790  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  2 42 32 1988  54.960 -160.330  35 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  3 39 31 1992  59.691 -153.482 139 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 12  0 22 23 1994  25.068 -109.294  10 5.6   Gulf of California

 5 12  3 34  7 1999  61.643 -130.131  15 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 11  0  0 00 1149  33.200   44.400   0 0.0   IRAQ

 

Moderate damage at Baghdad, Iraq.                  

 

 5 11  0  0 00 1844  33.700   51.300   0 0.0   IRAN 

 

Severe damage at Qamsar, Kuhrud, Kamu, Chuken.

 

 5 11 17 23  0 1900  38.700  141.100  10 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 11  0  0 00 1909  43.600    5.300   0 0.0   FRANCE

 

Maximum Intensity IX. Moderate damage at Vernegues, Charleval, La Roque D'Antheron 159 killed.

 

 5 11 20 17 00 1945  35.200   52.100   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Garmsar, Kerand, Bankuh. 20 killed.

 

 5 11  8 55 41 1948 -17.500  -70.300  70 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate Damage, 1 killed MMI VII.

 

 5 11 10 16 43 1953 -21.750  168.500   0 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 11 14 11 57 1962  17.250  -99.580   0 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Moderate Damage 4 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 11 18 26 51 1993   7.219  126.570  59 7.0   Central Philippines

 

Felt (V) at Bislig and Davao. Also felt at Leyte and on Camiguin Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 11 18  4 45 1939  38.350 -117.828   8 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

NE of Mina NV. Strongest in vicinity of Rawhide. Intensity V at Carson City.

 

 5 11 23 40  0 1939  45.900 -111.300   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Trident MT. Sharp local shock cracked plaster. Felt by all. Some ran outdoors.

 

 5 11  5 23 55 1958  65.100 -151.900   0 6.4   Northern Alaska

 

Felt by all and frightened many at Manley Hot Springs; shook canned goods from shelves.

 

 5 11 17 37 38 1965  61.400 -149.600  58 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Numerous reports of pictures tilting on walls, windows rattling, and dishes jiggling from Anchorage, Seward, and Kenai.

 

 5 11  4 17 38 1974  61.813 -150.262  46 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 11  0 23 37 1978  51.393 -176.032  21 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  4  9 11 1986  55.660 -158.130  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 11 13 43 50 1986  51.390 -173.570  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11 19 40 32 1986  51.564 -173.757   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11 22 48 46 1986  51.526 -174.670  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  2 47 44 1989  51.860 -170.290  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  4 22  3 1999  53.591 -165.404  51 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 10  7  0  0 1230  45.700   26.600 150 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 5 10 15  0  0 1789  33.070  134.030   0 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 5 10  0  0 00 1844  33.600   51.300   0 0.0   IRAN 

 

Severe Damage at  KASHAN,QAMSAR,KAMU,KUSHIAN,CHUKA, Iran 1500 killed.     

 

 5 10  1 28  0 1877 -18.330  -71.183  40 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 5 10  2 16  0 1877 -19.600  -70.230   0 8.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

$1.6 million damage.  33 killed at Mollendo, Ilo, Arica Pabel, Tarapaca,  La Tirana

 

 5 10  5 26 00 1897 -37.300  139.700  14 6.5   AUSTRALIA

 

Moderate damage at  BEACHPORT,ROBE,KINGSTON,MOUNT GAMBIER  (IX)

 

 5 10 19 25 17 1974  28.200  103.900  10 7.0   Myanmar

 

Severe damage in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, China. 20,000 killed.

 

 5 10 14 27 43 1975 -38.033  -72.783  30 7.8   Central Chile

 

Moderate Damage observed

 

 5 10 15 35 51 1985  -5.600  151.300  43 7.1   New Ireland

 

One person killed. Damage (VIII) in Biaila-Haskins area. Extensive landslides, debris flows and fallen trees in the Nakanai Mts. Ground cracks occurred. A temporary hot springs was observed near Malosi. Felt throughout Papua, New Guinea.

 

 5 10  7 57 30 1997  33.825   59.809  10 7.7   So. Iran

 

At least 1,567 people killed, 2,300 injured, 50,000 homeless, 10.533 houses destroyed, 5474 houses damaged and landslides in the Birjand Qayen area. Five people killed and some damage in the Herat area, Afghanistan. Felt through out northern Iran. This event occurred on a southern splay of the Ferdows fault. This left-lateral strike slip fault was the site of the 1968 Dasht-e-Bayaz earthquake (Ms 7.1) which resulted in 12,000-20,000 casualties. The Ferdows fault is north of the Zagros Mts, the northern boundary of the Arabian plate. Understanding the tectonics of this region is complicated by the existence of several microplates at the collision zone.

 

 5 10 20 33  2 1999  -5.175  151.036 123 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt at Port Moresby and New Britain.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 10  0 27  0 1906  43.000 -101.300   0 5.3   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Reported from all along the Niobrara Valley from Rushville to Valentine, NB.

 

 5 10 17 40 13 1936  37.500 -118.530   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

North of Bishop. Felt in east-central California and Nevada. Timbers were wrecked in East Portal tunnel 20 miles south of June Lake. A few rockslides were noted at Bishop.

 

 5 10 11 48 54 1956  31.833 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt by several at home in San Diego. Motion rapid.

 

 5 10 22 54 39 1958  65.230 -152.010   0 6.4   Northern Alaska

 5 10  0  3 40 1962  62.000 -150.100  82 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt V at Anchorage. Felt by many, alarmed few. Dishes fell from shelves, Buildings creaked, loose objects rattled. Trees and buildings swayed. Light fixtures and chairs swayed in east-west direction.

 

 5 10  5 12 16 1962  52.400 -170.900  43 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10  0  1 17 1971  52.210 -171.070  48 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 22 58  6 1971  51.400 -177.350  58 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 11 39 31 1973  51.321 -179.499  58 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10  9 39  7 1987  51.394 -179.820  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10  9 24  9 1990  51.700 -173.570  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 11 18 49 1990  51.260 -172.790  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  9  0  0    1336  26.6     56.2             Iran

 

Damage severe at Qeshm, Iran. Since few details are available the occurrence of this earthquake is questionable. May be confused with an earthquake near Khawf and Jizd-Zauzan on the Jangal fault which killed more than 20,000 with intensity up to X. That earthquake was identified as occurring with M 7.3-7.6.

 

 5  9  0  0    1673  18.3    -69.5             Dominican Republis

 

Severe Damage at Santo Domingo, 5 killed.

 

 5  9  0  0 00 1830  35.700   52.100   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Danavand, Tehran, Semnan, Damghan, Iran, 500 killed.

 

 5  9  1 28  0 1877 -21.500  -71.000   0 8.0   Coast No. Chile

 

Moderate damage at Ilo, Arica, Mollendo, Chile, 33 killed.

 

 5  9 17 47 43 1952  -6.750  155.000  60 7.0   Solomon Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  9  4 25  0 1878  40.000 -124.500   0 6.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Near Petrolia. All chimneys in the city were knocked down. The earthquake also triggered large landslides along the coast in southern Humboldt County.

 

 5  9  9 46 32 1933  38.450 -117.833   8 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Silver Creek and Tonopah Districts, NV

 

 5  9 16 31 32 1952  39.400 -119.700   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

North of Carson City NV. Felt in NE California and western Nevada. Slight damage at Carson City and Virginia City. NV

 

 5  9  2  2 30 1964  52.140 -169.510  28 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  9 21  6 12 1964  61.700 -152.000  26 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  9 12 36 36 1967  56.530 -152.570  24 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5  9  3  3  2 1968  43.443 -126.967  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  9  0  0  3 1974  27.000 -111.000  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 5  9  2 49 11 1983  36.229 -120.312  13 5.2   Central California

 

Additional damage in the Coalinga area. Felt V.

 

 5  9 19 14  4 1985  51.300 -179.300  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  1  5 31 1986  51.400 -177.100   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  1  8 13 1986  51.000 -177.200   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  2 38 51 1990  57.300 -157.000  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9 22 16 42 1993  43.970 -128.770   3 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  9 10 25 45 1997  51.718 -173.339  37 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  0 30 13 1998  57.893 -156.823   0 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9  0 59 28 1998  58.082 -156.855  39 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9  3 55 52 1998  57.983 -156.963   0 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9  6 59 50 1998  58.128 -156.693   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9 15 47 37 2001  53.641 -164.319  42 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  8 12 21  0 1847  37.000  138.000   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Extreme damage suffered at Sinano, Etigo, Japan, over 10,000 killed

 

 5  8  3 39  0 1899  43.000  146.000  40 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  8  0  0    1912  20.4   -103.2             Western Mexico

 

Severe Damage at Guadelajara, Mexico.                

 

 5  8 18 35 24 1913 -17.000 -174.500 200 7.0   Tonga Islands

 5  8  4 46 12 1928  50.000  149.100 590 7.0   Sakhalin

 5  8  1 46 50 1939  37.000  -24.500  60 7.1   Off W. Portugal

 5  8  5 20 22 1946   0.000   99.500  60 7.1   So. Sumatera

 5  8 23 33 27 1974  34.567  138.800  10 7.2   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Moderate damage at Nakagi, 27 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5  8 19 43 57 1988   3.000  124.000   0 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 5  8  8 20  7 1996  42.546  147.605   5 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  8 21  3  0 1920  56.000 -136.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5  8 17 22 18 1936  61.000 -153.000 170 5.8   Central Alaska

 5  8  8 50 56 1963  54.900 -163.800  90 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 16 21 50 1964  56.700 -154.000  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 5  8 21 34 41 1964  60.800 -143.600  17 5.4   Central Alaska

 5  8 23 40 44 1964  52.260 -169.310  12 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 12 17 13 1968  43.567 -127.899  33 6.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  8 22 17 14 1968  43.871 -128.180  33 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  8 11 25 35 1976  61.528 -151.517   1 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  8 12 56 15 1979  52.833 -168.309  42 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8  7 48 46 1980  46.227 -122.169   1 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 5  8 23 14  2 1985  53.935 -165.002  41 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 23 40 19 1985  31.770 -115.820   6 5.1   So. California

 5  8  1 11  2 1986  51.100 -176.700  32 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8  4  3 51 1986  51.000 -176.900  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8  5 37 22 1986  51.400 -175.400  25 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 11 20  2 1989  51.582 -172.914  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 13 29 13 1997  50.000 -167.000   0 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 20 41 40 2000  57.318 -154.406  43 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

 Felt (III) at Old Harbor. Also felt strongly at Larsen Bay.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  7 00 00    1822  10.0    -84.0             Costa Rica

 

The town of Catrago, Costa Rica was ruined.

 

 5  7 00 00    1842  19.7    -72.8             Haiti

 

This event hit the Island of Santo Domingo especially at Cape Haytien. Felt at Jamaica, Puerto Rico and almost all the West Indies. The principal earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks. The event was felt on board ships in the harbors. It was preceded by very sultry weather. Many houses were destroyed and up to 4500 were killed,   Severe damage occurred at Haiti - Cap- Hatien and the Dominican Republic.

 

 5  7 15  0  0 1847  36.070  138.020   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 5  7 10 16  0 1907  -2.800  144.500  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 5  7  7 58 14 1964  40.400  139.000  33 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  7 22 47 18 1986  52.900 -174.900   0 8.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Damage (V) on Adak and Atka. Tsunami was generated with maximum run up about 1 meter in Hawaii.

 

 5  7  3  4 37 1987  42.600  142.200   0 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  7  8 28  0 1927  35.700  -90.600   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Mississippi Valley. Strongest at North Jonesboro, Ark. Some chimneys fell and buildings rocked. Many felt ground movement. Felt from Decatur ALA to Carbondale Ill and from Pocahontas ARK to Jackson TN. Also felt in Mississippi. While it was felt most strongly in Arkansas, the felt area indicates that the epicenter was farther to the east.

 

 5  7 21 56  0 1927  50.150 -127.850   0 5.5   British Colombia

 5  7 11 50 39 1955  38.930 -122.870   0 5.0   Central California

 

Principal shock was felt over an area of about 2,000 square miles. Maximum intensity VI. Moderate damage to older type buildings and some loss of merchandise in stores.

 

 5  7  4  2 33 1964  51.600 -177.250  61 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7  3 26 51 1966  31.600 -116.100  33 5.1   So. California

 5  7  3  6 16 1980  62.989 -150.816 118 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  7 20 43 29 1986  51.416 -174.839   5 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 21 23 13 1986  51.324 -174.844  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 22 47 10 1986  51.570 -174.920  33 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  0 43 1986  51.945 -174.804  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  4 52 1986  51.525 -174.754  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  6 38 1986  51.500 -174.800  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  7 45 1986  51.500 -174.800  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  7 45 1986  51.631 -174.709  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  8  3 1986  54.600 -174.300   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23 12 56 1986  52.429 -175.364  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23 13 11 1986  50.955 -174.040  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23 13 16 1986  51.500 -174.800  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Aftershocks of Andreanoff Isl.

 

 5  7 18 40 11 1994  53.338 -165.794  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 11  3 33 1995  33.905 -116.288  11 5.0   So. California

 

Felt (V) at Hemet, and Rancho Mirage. Felt in the Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

 

 5  7 14 13 52 1999  56.175 -152.325  10 6.1   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  6 00 00    1622  17       98               Mexico

 

Severe Damage at  Zacatecas, Mexico was reported.

 

 5  6 00 00    1862  23.300  120.300           Taiwan                         178             

 

Moderate damage recorded at Chiai, Chanaghua, Taiwan

 

 5  6 18 59 43 1912  64.000  -20.000  60 7.5   Iceland area

 

Maximum intensity XI.

 

 5  6 19 41 12 1919  -5.000  154.000  25 8.1   New Britain

 5  5 13 45 57 1930  17.000   96.580  60 7.3   Andaman Islands

 

This earthquake destroyed the town of Pegu in Burma and shook Rangoon. It was felt from Mandalay on the north to south of Bangkok in Myanmar (then Siam) an area of more than 500,000 square km. although it was probably felt over a similar area in the sea. Destruction was less than expected because most buildings were hatch or bamboo. Pegu was destroyed in less than 10 seconds. Heavy damage occurred to minarets and pagodas. Many cracks were observed to have occurred in the alluvial soil and in one place soil was seen heaped up to a height of up to a food. Actual ground waves were observed breaking against a resisting ridge. The earthquake triggered heavy landslides  carrying houses into the river with them. While vessels in the harbor felt the quake strongly tide records did not indicate the occurrence of a tsunami. Damage was maximized by the sediments in the region amplifying the shaking. 550 killed.

 

 5  6 22 34 23 1930  38.100   44.600  25 7.3   Turkey

 

Estimated 2514 killed, maximum Intensity X in Iran and eastern Turkey Note that this event occurred only one day after the strong Pegu, Burma event described above.

 

 5  6 20 30 32 1947  -6.500  148.500  60 7.6   New Ireland

 5  6 23 08    1951  13.0    -87.8   100 6.5   El Salvador

 

Severe damage throughout the area. 400 killed.

 

 5  6 17 16 49 1953 -36.500  -72.500  60 7.6   Central Chile

 

19 killed, estimated damage $32 million in Central Chile in the areas of Concepcion, Chillan, Los Angeles and Talcuahuano. This may have been the strongest foreshock to the great earthquakes in this area in May 1960. .

 

 5  6 19  0 14 1962 -60.200  -33.500  33 7.0   Southern  Ocean

 5  0 20 00    1976  46.4     13.1       6.5   Italy/Austria

 

This event was the most destructive ever to occur in northeastern Italy. It caused extensive damage in the epicentral area and killed 929-1000 killed while injuring nearly 2000, left more than 100,000 homeless and caused with $8 billion estimated property damage in NE Italy especially in the Udine, Italy area. The quake was felt throughout central Europe. Strong aftershocks of M>=6 continued for months after causing additional damage and injuries in the epicentral area.

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  6 16 40  0 1910  37.330 -118.420   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Near Bishop. Felt strongly at Bishop, northern end of Owens Valley, and in Rock Creek Canyon to the northwest where there were rockslides. Felt at Bakersfield, Hollister and Sacramento,

 

 5  6 12  9  0 1915  39.500 -126.500   0 6.8   Off Coast California

 5  6  1 10  0 1934  42.000 -113.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 5  6  4 36  6 1934  41.700 -112.800   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 5  6  8  9 42 1934  41.700 -112.800   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Northern Utah. This was the strongest aftershock of the March 12 earthquake Minor Damage. People left houses in Salt Lake City.

 

 5  6 20 57 16 1956  54.500 -162.500   0 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 15 26 36 1964  56.700 -152.100  15 6.0   Southern Alaska

 5  6 19 54 49 1984  51.688 -176.774  58 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 13 53  6 1985  43.743 -127.095  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  6  4  6 15 1987  51.300 -179.800  30 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  4 12 43 1987  50.952 -179.991  51 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  4 18 27 1987  51.071 -179.790  55 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  5 18 24 1987  50.981 -179.920  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 10 34  5 1991  53.450 -164.100  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 14 12 58 1991  51.660 -173.580  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  1 31 24 1997  61.564 -149.718  31 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  6  4 19 27 1999  56.478 -152.863  25 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  5  0  0  0 1875  38.100   30.200   0 7.0   Turkey

 

Maximum intensity IX, 1300 killed,  moderate damage in  Turkey.

                                             

 5  5  6 16  0 1908   3.000  123.000  60 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 5  5 13 45 57 1930  17.000   96.580  60 7.3   Andaman Islands

 

This earthquake destroyed the town of Pegu in Burma and shook Rangoon. It was felt from Mandalay on the north to south of Bangkok in Myanmar (then Siam) an area of more than 500,000 square km. although it was probably felt over a similar area in the sea. Destruction was less than expected because most buildings were hatch or bamboo. Pegu was destroyed in less than 10 seconds. Heavy damage occurred to minarets and pagodas. Many cracks were observed to have occurred in the alluvial soil and in one place soil was seen heaped up to a height of up to a food. Actual ground waves were observed breaking against a resisting ridge. The earthquake triggered heavy landslides  carrying houses into the river with them. While vessels in the harbor felt the quake strongly tide records did not indicate the occurrence of a tsunami. Damage was maximized by the sediments in the region amplifying the shaking. 550 killed.

 

 5  5  6 31 38 1958  -9.640   27.830   0 7.2   Lake Victoria area

 5  5  4 52 51 1976 -29.900 -177.800  35 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 5  5  3 53 45 1995  12.626  125.297  16 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt on Cataduanes, Leyte and Masbate. Also felt in southern Luzon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5  5  4 14  9 1933  48.850 -129.650   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 5  5 11  1 14 1954  27.500 -112.500   0 5.8   Gulf of California

 5  5 13  9 49 1954  27.800 -112.000   0 6.6   Gulf of California

 5  5 16 13 44 1964  58.200 -149.700  35 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5  5 15  7 50 1967  59.340 -151.310  53 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5  5 17  6 15 1967  63.720 -148.370 100 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  5  5 32 47 1978  63.318 -150.971 134 5.1   Central Alaska

 5  5 21  3 16 1978  32.211 -115.304   6 5.2   So. California

 

Press reported shock caused chandeliers to sway.

 

 5  5 19 49 55 1982  61.198 -149.536  50 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  5 23 45 35 1990  60.020 -141.010  39 5.2   Central Alaska

 5  5 10 30  4 1999  59.234 -151.343  73 5.6   Southern Alaska

 5  5  5 48 48 2001  56.448 -156.609  62 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  4  6 51  0 1907  -7.500  153.700  60 7.7   New Britain

 5  4  8 36 48 1907  28.000  141.000 200 7.0   Bonin Islands

 5  4 23 36  0 1911  51.000  157.000 240 7.6   Kamchatka

 

Felt VII at Kamchatka

 

 5  4 16 26 39 1923  55.500 -156.500  25 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5  4 22 26 45 1923 -28.750  -71.750  60 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 5  4 16 51 43 1924 -21.000 -178.000 560 7.3   Tonga Islands

 5  4  4 36  7 1934  61.250 -147.500  80 7.2   Central Alaska

 5  4  7 15 42 1959  52.500  159.500  60 8.0   Kamchatka

 

One killed, moderate damage. Maximum Intensity X. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5  4  7 48 17 1972 -15.900  167.500  45 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 5  4  4 21 16 2000  -1.105  123.573  26 7.6   Sulawesi area

 

At least 46 killed, 264 injured, 30,000 homeless, extensive damage and power outages occurred in the Luwuk area, Sulawesi and on nearby islands. 80% of buildings were damaged or destroyed on Banggai. Damage also occurred on Peleng. Dozens of houses damaged and a local marked destroyed by fire at Luwuk. Much of the damage at Luwuk and Peleng was caused by a local tsunami with wave heights to 6 meters maximum. Also felt at Tawau, Malaysia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  4 16 26 39 1923  55.500 -156.500  25 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

 5  4  4 36  7 1934  61.250 -147.500  80 7.2   Central Alaska

 

South Central Alaska. At Anchorage windows broke. Goods fell from shelves. Felt at Cordova and Nenana.

 

 5  4 20 44 47 1939  35.967 -114.817   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

The shock was felt over a comparatively large area of Arizona, CA. and NV. The maximum intensity reported was about VI. In the vicinity of Boulder Dam,  large rocks were reported to have fallen on a roadway. In some instances this made them impassable. A heavy dust cloud was seen to the south of Boulder Dam and was probably a result of rock falls or slides.

 

 5  4 17 51 22 1954  74.100  -81.200  10 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 5  4  5 56  1 1963  51.800 -175.400  41 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  4 12  4 46 1964  58.200 -152.300  22 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5  4 22 34 48 1967  30.416 -114.403  33 5.2   SW U.S.A

 5  4  9 28  0 1969  63.500 -148.300  40 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  4  7  7  8 1970  51.403 -179.218  44 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  4  2  0 20 1977  31.921  -88.176   5 5.1   Southeast U.S.

 

Southwest Alabama. Light furniture was shifted at Melvin.  Also felt at Yantley.

 

 5  4 23  3 20 1984  59.225 -153.165  78 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5  4  3 37 39 1989  40.537 -127.437   5 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 5  4  1 18 55 1991  36.564  -89.823   5 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Slight damage (VI) at Campbell, Bloomfield, Gideon, New Madrid, Missouri. Felt in many areas of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky and Mississippi.

 

 5  4  9 14 25 1992  44.317 -113.958   6 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt V at May, Bellevue and Challis, ID.

 

 5  4 11 47 15 1994  50.000 -166.000   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  4 14 24 25 2000  51.470 -178.463  33 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

 

 5  3  0  0  0 1875  38.100   30.200   0 7.0   Turkey

 

2000 killed, severe damaged in the Yaka, Ischikli, Yoril regions of Turkey.

 

 5  3 21 13  0 1887  31.000 -109.000   0 7.0   No. Mexico

 

Severe damage in the Bavispe region of northern Mexico. Nine were killed.

 

 5  3 13 45  0 1896  -0.510  -80.450   0 7.0   Ecuador

 5  3  0 52  0 1919  40.500  145.500  60 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  3 17 21 45 1925   1.500  127.000  60 7.1   Halmahera

 5  3 22 59  4 1925 -34.000   58.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 5  3  1 59 12 1943  12.500  125.500   0 7.4   Luzon, Philippines

 5  3 22 23 43 1946  -6.000  154.000  60 7.4   New Britain

 5  3  5 56 44 1949  48.700  153.400 125 7.0   So. Kurils

 5  3 23 30 19 1998  22.460  124.919   0 7.4   Taiwan

 

Southwest of Taiwan. A minor local tsunami generated with wave heights of 4 cm. Felt on Iriomote-shima, also in Kyushu and eastern Taiwan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5  3  1  0  0 1872  33.000 -115.000   0 5.9   Southern California

 5  3 21 13  0 1887  31.000 -109.000   0 7.0   Baja California

 

This earthquake occurred in a very sparsely settled region and is named for the  town of Bavispe, not because this was the point of origin, but it is the only village in the region. Collection of data was extremely difficult due to the unprecedented rainy season in 1887.

 

Motion was felt from Toluca, near Mexico City to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M. on the north and from Guaymas, Mexico to Yuma and El Paso Texas on the east.

 

There is a single large fault on the eastern margin of the San Bernardino valley where the mesas and foothills meet. The average difference in height on the two sides of this fault is about 7 feet, but in some places is 26 feet.

 

Great numbers of cracks were found in the riverbeds and outbursts of water and sand through fissures were observed. At Batepito Ranch, an area of 2 miles by 1 mile was covered with water to an average depth of 4 inches. At first the streams and springs went dry, then they had a greatly increased flow at least a month before the start of the rainy seasons.

 

Millions of cubic feet of rock were thrown from the mountains. Cliffs of solid rock were shattered. One narrow canyon contained an immense amount of material from adjacent cliffs.

 

Bavispe was built on unconsolidated material. The principle damage was to collapsing roofs. The church was completely destroyed although it had stood for 200 years before.

 

Throughout the area water in tanks slopped over, railroad cars were set in motion, chimneys were through down and buildings cracked. The sound of the earthquake came from the south and moved to the north at Tombstone, Arizona.

 

 

 5  3 17 18  0 1897  37.100  -80.700   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Pulaski, Va. Strongest at Pulaski. Chimneys were damaged at Roanoke. Bricks fell from chimneys and plaster fell from walls at Radford, Va. The shock was felt at several Virginia towns and at Winston Salem. N.C.  There was a rumbling like thunder in the general region . Two shocks were felt at Lenoir. N.C.

 

 5  3 13 48 24 1962  29.100 -115.500   0 5.0   Gulf of California

 

West of Baja California. Chandeliers swung gently but motion not felt.

 

 5  3  7 32 51 1964  56.370 -154.920   1 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5  3 16 13 40 1968  54.160 -163.260  17 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  3  4 49  5 1972  50.999 -179.229  21 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  3 10 14 14 1982  59.953 -141.163   4 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 5  3  0 57 44 1983  36.204 -120.337  10 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock of Coalinga earthquake.

 

 5  3 12  7 32 1985  57.090 -150.830   3 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5  3 15  5 23 1986  52.000 -171.400   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  3 23  5 18 1986  62.670 -124.230  33 5.1   Northwest Terr., Canada

 5  3  2 56 26 1989  60.132 -146.975   8 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  3  4  4 23 1996  47.760 -121.876   4 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Two people injured and slight damage in the epicentral area. Felt V at Baring, Burlington, Seattle. Felt throughout must of western  Washington east as far a Swenatchee and south to Astoria and Portland Oregon. North to Vancouver B.C., Canada.

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  2 11 30  0 1902  39.000  144.000  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

Offshore, probably not damaging in Honshu

 

 5  2 17 18  9 1943   6.500  -80.000   0 7.1   Panama/No. Colombia

 

Felt at Balboa, Panama

 

 5  2  6  8 27 1971  51.420 -177.210  38 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt lightly (intensity III) at Adak Island. Could have been considerably smaller than this in magnitude.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  2 16 24 30 1923  50.000 -128.000   0 5.0   British Colombia

 5  2 13 14 47 1939  29.500 -113.800  16 6.8   Gulf of California

 

Reported at Point Loma, Dan Diego, Mission Hills and Newport Beach, California

 

 5  2 11 25 47 1949  34.000 -115.700   0 5.9   So. California

 

Riverside County. Shock centered in desert area southeast of  Twentynine Palms, slight damage at Amboy and Indio.

 

 5  2  3 55 30 1957  72.000  -67.500   0 6.4   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 5  2 11 29 14 1957  52.700 -168.800  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  2 11 38 55 1957  52.500 -169.000   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  2 43 22 1962  54.500 -155.500   0 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 5  2 23 13  9 1963  63.100 -149.900  79 6.1   Central Alaska

 5  2  6  8 27 1971  51.415 -177.208  38 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  6 14 43 1971  51.330 -177.110  44 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  9  8 59 1971  51.544 -177.211  47 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  9 12 19 1971  61.700 -156.600 100 5.8   Central Alaska

 5  2 15 35 57 1982  60.126 -141.206   0 5.1   Central Alaska

 5  2 17  0 27 1982  59.990 -141.204   8 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5  2 23 42 38 1983  36.219 -120.317  10 6.7   Central California

 5  2 23 46  1 1983  36.063 -120.309   8 5.6   Central California

 5  2 23 47 28 1983  36.230 -120.311  11 5.6   Central California

 

Forty-five people injured, 13 of them seriously in the Coalinga Quake. In the Coalinga area, damage from the earthquake estimated at 31 million dollars with the worst damage occurring in the downtown area of Coalinga. Maximum intensity VIII. More than 300 homes were severely damaged in the Coalinga area also some damage occurred at Avenal and other  surrounding communities. The earthquake was felt from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Reno and Sacramento.

 

 5  2 18 59  6 1984  55.400 -135.300  18 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 5  2 19 21 16 1987  52.800 -162.600  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  2 15  2 30 1991  53.410 -165.590  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  2 23 59 18 2000  59.737 -139.396   1 5.8   Southeast Alaska

 5  2  2  5 46 2001  49.910 -130.150  10 5.2   Vancouver Island area