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 appeared in masonry buildings, 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

 

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

 

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

 

 6 27  0  0  0 1854  50.500  158.000  40 7.0   Kamchatka

 6 27  0  9  0 1904  52.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

This is like the same event as has been reported as occurring on June 25, 2004 at 14:45:36 UT? That event woke the entire city of Petropavlovsk with and underground roar. A tsunami was 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 damming 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 25 14 45 36 1904  52.000  159.000  30 7.7   Kamchatka

 6 25 21  0 30 1904  52.000  159.000  60 8.1   Kamchatka

 

This earthquake began with a strong underground roar which woke the whole city of Petropavlovsk. Houses shook, windows broke and chimneys fell.  Citizens fled during 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 25 17 54 36 1907   1.000  127.000 200 7.9   Halmahera

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

 

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

Bengkulu, Lais, Manna, Seluma with intensity IX.

 

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

 

No damage reports.

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt on Queen Charlotte Islands and in western British Columbia.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Damage occurred and landslides were recorded in the Papua New Guinea highlands/

Maximum intensity placed at VII. Submarine cables from Madang and Guam were damaged. Estimated damage at $500,00 US dollars. Felt from Tabulil to Port  Moresby and as far as Bougainville.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt on Queen Charlotte Islands and in western British Columbia.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt lightly at Ocean Falls, British Columbia.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt on Shemya (IV).

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Damage estimated at about $900,000 in southern Imperial Valley. This was mainly caused by poor quality construction in the area. Most well-constructed homes survived with only cracks. Six were killed in Mexicali, Mexico after they

returned to their homes after the first shock and the buildings collapsed

in the second shock. Unstable river banks collapse and more water was

needed for irrigation following the quakes due to cracks in irrigation systems.

 

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

 

Questionable parameters.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt widely in San Diego to Imperial Beach where slight  damage was observed. A typewriter fell off a table and fire alarms were  activated.

 

 6 23 11  9 16 1965  56.500 -152.800  33 6.4   Southern Alaska

 6 23 12 23 24 1965  56.620 -152.680  29 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Questionable events. Listed in UNESCO's Rothe catalog but not noted in the "U.S. Earthquakes" catalog for 1965.

 

 6 23 14 12 24 1972  53.869 -165.504  23 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 23  5 26 50 1973  51.757 -176.875  69 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 23  5 14 54 1974  52.480 -168.972  39 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 23 13  4 54 1987  55.200 -161.900   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 23 19 13 30 1997  47.895 -122.185  13 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Slight damage at Bremerton and Poulsbo (intensity VI). Felt in Seattle and surrounding areas of Puget Sound. Felt from Mount Vernon to Olympia.

 

 6 23 16 51  9 2001  54.894 -159.186   3 5.4   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

 

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

 6 22  6 44 33 1923  22.800   98.800  60 7.3   Myanmar

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

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

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

 

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

 

 6 22 12  8 33 1977 -22.878 -175.900  65 7.2   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

Questionable event parameters.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 6 21 13 57 10 1996  51.568  159.119  20 7.0   Kamchatka

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Seven miles west of Lincoln, MT. Felt in the Blackfoot valley. Followed by

an equally strong shock on June 22 near Marysville, MT.

 

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

 

Plaster fell in San Diego and cracks formed in the beams of the Post Office.

Damage was reported at Coronado. Near the epicenter of the earthquake on  June 15, 2004.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Probably a multiple event.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Medan

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

 6 19 11 22 41 1906  20.000  122.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 

Not damaging in Taiwan.

 

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

 6 19 12 12 59 1952  22.700   99.800   0 7.0   Myanmar

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

 

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

Several strong aftershocks were felt in the mainshock area.

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

Felt at Seward and Susitna, Alaska.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt (IV ) at Kodiak, Alaska.

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

This earthquake was mostly destructive in the Lima area and to the north at

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Slight damage was observed at Evansville, Haubstadt and Wadesville, Indiana (intensity VI). Also felt in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michican, Missour,

Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 17  0  0  0 1515  28.600  100.800   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

 6 17  5 28  0 1910  21.000  121.000   0 7.0   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt in the Banda Sea area on Banda and Ambon.

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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 delt of the Indus and destroyed up to 30,000 homes. The earthquake was disastrous over the whole province of Cutch and buildings were destroyed over an area of about 1,900,000 sq. miles. The shock was felt from Calcutta (about 1140 miles from Bhuj), along the coast of India, and in the Ganges valley.  Observers noted it was impossible to stand during the quake especially as the earth undulated in wave-like motion. At least 1500 were killed and nearly 10,000 houses were destroyed. Inundations of waster destroyed Fort Sindri - this is probably a case of subsidence. Strong aftershocks continued through July 1919. (data from: Great Earthquakes by Charles Davison, Thomas Murby and Co. 1936).

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

This earthquake which occurred exactly 75 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 Village in Oshima.

 

 6 15  6 12 36 1928  12.500  121.500  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Destructive earthquake of Intensity VIII. The second in a pair, the first of which occurred on June 14. The destructive effects occurred along the seashore destroying a railway and destruction of a concrete warehouse. As the ground slipped towards the sea it appears that subsidence occurred with differential elevation changes along the shoreline. After the shock the land was invaded by the ocean. In Manila the shock was felt my most people and caused some items to fall and wooden 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 tsuanmi that was observed as far as Wake Island. Felt in Hokkaido.

 

 6 15 20 42  6 1999  18.386  -97.436  70 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 15  6 34 25 1934  61.500  -59.000   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 15 15 12 42 1952  65.610 -134.850  15 5.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6 15 17 47 14 1953  56.300 -153.800  33 6.5   Southern Alaska

 6 15 18 18 22 1957  52.000 -171.000   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 20 19 15 1964  58.800 -150.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 15 22 53  4 1964  62.100  -64.900  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 15  1  9  5 1973  45.310  -71.120  12 5.0   New England

 

Cracks formed in the road in the area around Montpelier, VT. Chimneys and  storeware were thrown down and damaged esp. at Woburn Quebec. The quake also caused damage in Quebec (plaster and broken windows), Maine, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, New York and Vermont and felt throughout the remainder of New England.

 

 6 15 12 11  2 1973  51.271 -179.380  44 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 13 38 23 1973  51.210 -179.350  48 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 19 18 48 1973  41.500 -125.530   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6 15 19 57 38 1982  51.319 -178.469  49 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 19 40 28 1983  56.660 -153.155  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 6 15  4 27 15 1984  52.298 -178.560 173 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 11 51 26 1996  51.293 -176.349  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15 12 23  5 1996  51.271 -176.285  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 15  0 40  4 1999  58.367 -151.935  32 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

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 ant 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 deat 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 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  7  8 17 54 1904  40.000  134.000 350 7.9   Sea of Japan

 6  7 11  2 42 1911  17.500 -102.500  25 7.9   Michoacan, Mexico

 

This earthquake was felt in Guerrero and caused destruction in Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco and in Mexico City. 45 were killed with much destruction in the area.

 

 6  7  4 13 20 1946  16.500  -94.000 100 7.1   Chiapas, Mexico

 6  7 13 59 36 1966  11.300  139.600  50 7.1   Caroline Islands

 6  7 11 57 29 1968  -1.800  120.100  20 7.0   Sulawesi area

 6  7  6 52 37 1982  16.607  -98.149  41 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Damage in southern Mexico. Felt strongly throughout southern Mexico.

 

 6  7 10 59 36 1982  16.260  -98.510  24 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Two people killed at Orizaba, 3 at Oaxaca, 3 at Pinotepa Nacional and 1 at Guadalupe, Guerrero. May injured. Felt strongly throughout southern Mexico.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6  7  9 55 54 1912  59.000 -153.000  25 6.4   Southern Alaska

 

This earthquake was the beginning of the eruptions of Mt. Katmai in the Valley of Smokes, one of the greatest volcanic eruptions in recorded history which listed throughout the summer and had significant  effects on global weather.

 

 6  7 22 47 15 1969  52.485 -169.059  42 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  7  4 12 10 1970  40.300 -125.900  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake occurred near Capetown. Several chimneys were thrown down but otherwise the quake was only lightly felt in the area.

 

 6  7 17 50  9 1974  50.840 -170.600   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7  8 46 22 1975  40.569 -124.137  21 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

At Fortuna a number (15-25) chimneys were destroyed or damaged. Sidewalks were cracked and some subsidence was observed. Minor damage was observed at Carlotta, Fernbridge, Ferndale, Hydesville, Loleta and Petrolia. A water main broke at Rio Del. Landslides were observed along the coast.

 

 6  7 17 52 34 1981  53.833 -165.135  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 13 32 19 1985  51.365 -178.030  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 21  4 21 1985  55.500 -155.300   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 6  7 15 58 58 1986  51.230 -174.530  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 21  6 42 1986  51.290 -179.970  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 11 18 50 1990  60.570 -152.530  96 5.1   Central Alaska

 6  7  1 30 30 1992  53.020 -169.350  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 13 30  4 1994  44.648 -113.842  10 5.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt (V) at Challis, Clayton, and at Cascade. Felt throughout much of central Idaho as far as Butte and Helena, MT.

 

 6  7  0 53 48 1995  51.344 -179.289  30 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6  7 23  7  8 1996  69.449 -125.303  20 5.2   Yukon Territory, Canada

 6  7 19 39 59 1997  40.432 -126.477   5 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 6  7  7  3 14 2001  51.457 -178.941  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

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 Temecula.

 

 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 of 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 established.

 

 5 30 18  4 53 1958  52.700 -168.600  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 30  3 18  8 1964  59.500 -148.500  35 5.5   Southern Alaska

 5 30 22 34 35 1964  56.530 -152.230  24 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 30  9 54 38 1967  50.100 -176.600  30 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 30  0 35 60 1968  42.300 -119.800  24 5.1   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt at Adel and Lakeview, Oregon, Intensity V and at Fort Bidwell and

Willow Ranch, CA.

 

 5 30 17 33 51 1973  26.310 -110.665  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 5 30 15 16  1 1977  52.430 -169.770  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 19 20 28 1979  56.398 -161.723 206 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 15 54 31 1983  51.884 -177.883 116 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 13 17 42 1991  54.567 -161.606  28 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt V at Cold Bay, King Cove and Sand Point. IV at False Pass and Perryville. III at Chignik Lagoon.

 

 5 30 13 22 30 1991  54.572 -161.827  33 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 30 15 44 19 1991  54.294 -161.298  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

05 30 11 03 26 2004  61.080 -152.220 128 5.1  SOUTHERN ALASKA

 

ODAY 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 26 15  0  0 1293  35.000  136.000   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

The earthquake destroying the main shrine and temples at Tsuragaoka Wakamiya, Daijiji, Kenchoji, Kamakura government office was destroyed by the earthquake.

23,024 deaths. A tsunami hit the Kamakura area of Japan. Data Source: "Catalog of Tsunamis in Japan and Its Neighboring Countries" by Kumizi Iida, Special Report Dec. 1984, Aichi Institute of Technology.

 

 5 26  0  0 00 1830  23.100  113.200   0 0.0   CHINA

 

6000 killed at Guangzhou, China. Part of a series of earthquakes that occurred beginning on May 12 with additional destructive activity June 12, 16 and July  29 in Chihli, Paoting Fu, Shunte Fu, Tiensin Fu, Shangtung. Highly destructive with maximum intensity to X. The Chinese edition of "Significant Earthquakes of the World" by Dunbar, Lockridge and Whiteside gives the location of this activity at 36.4N 114.3E with magnitude of M 7.6 and 7000 killed in the June

12 earthquake.

 

 5 26 15  0  0 1704  40.040  140.000   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 26 14 22 42 1914  -2.000  137.000  60 7.9   West Irian, PNG

 5 26 22 39 58 1929  51.510 -130.740   0 7.0   British Colombia

 5 26 16  9 40 1932 -25.500  179.300 600 7.9   Tonga/Fiji

 5 26  1 17 25 1950 -20.300  169.300  40 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 5 26 16 23 14 1955  -9.750  160.750  60 7.0   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 5 26  6 33 35 1957  40.670   31.000  10 7.2   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Severe damage and 52 or more killed at Abant, Turkey. The villages around Lake Abant were destroyed with additional casualties at Abant and Mudurnu. 100 injured and at least 5000 houses damaged or destroyed. In Lake Abant three islands were observed to appear and then to disappear. Damage was also observed to homes and mosques in Bolu, Chakcilar, Seben, Izmit, Adapazari, Bursa,

Eskisehir and Ankara. This section of the Great Anatolian Fault saw subsequent

strong earthquakes in 1967 and most recent in 1999. Data from: "The seismicity of the earth 1953-1965" J.P. Rothe, UNESCO, 1969.

 

 

 5 26 10 59 12 1964 -56.200  -27.800 130 7.3   So. Sandwich Islands

 5 26  9 11 52 1975  35.997  -17.649  33 8.1   Morocco/Spain

 

Limited damage (VI).

 

 5 26  2 59 60 1983  40.462  139.102  24 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

At least 103 people killed, 304 injured and extensive  damage in the central region of the Sea of Japan, about 80 km off the west coast of Akita Perfecture, Honshu. 100 of the fatalities were due to the tsunami. Estimated cost: $600 million.

 

Although a warning was issued 14 minutes after the earthquake, the first tsunami arrived at Oga Peninsula after 8 minutes. A local man who had previously experienced tsunamis was able to warn the people with a loud speaker in time for them to evacuate.  

 

Many of the fatalities occurred on the Oga peninsula where 13 pupils on an excursion were killed. Of 306 harbor workers at Nosiro, 34 were killed. 29 other victions were fishing. 3,513 hourse were destroyed of which 52 were washed into the sea. The tsunami sunk 225 vessels  and 451 were washed out to sea, also damaging 1187 other vessels. 40 of the 67 vellsel under construction at Noshiro harbor were destroyed.  Damage estimated about 800 million.

 

Three additional people were killed in South Korea. Tsunami heights reached 8 meters in USSR, 4 meters in Korea. Data from: National Earthquake Information Center, USGS, 1983.

 

 5 26  9 24 33 2003  38.849  141.568  69 7.4   Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

 

Seventy people were injured in Iwate, 58 in Miyagi and15 in other Prefectures. At least 700 building and roads were damaged in Tohoku District. Fires and  landslides caused power and water outages in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures.

Concrete pillars along the Railway line in Tohoku were damage. Felt throughout northern Japan. Liquefaction and ground subsidence of up to 10 cm was observed.

 

 5 26 19 23 27 2003   2.354  128.855  31 7.0   Halmahera, Indonesia                

 

One killed and 7 injured on Morotai. About 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and power lines damaged at Berebere, Daruba and Morotai. Also felt at Manado, Sulawesi.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 26 14 42  0 1909  42.500  -89.000   0 5.7   Northern Plains

 

Illinois, Felt from Missouri to Michigan and Minnesota to Indiana. Intensity VII was noted over a considerable area from Bloomington, ILL to Platteville, WIS. At Aurora, many chimneys fell. In Chicago, buildings swayed, especially noticeable in upper stories. Mirrors swayed, beds moved on casters and there was fear the walls would collapse. Dubuque, Iowa had a fairly strong shock. Strong at Pontiac and Freeport ILL.

 

 5 26 22 39 58 1929  51.510 -130.740   0 7.0   British Colombia

 

The epicenter of this quake was 1 - 2 degrees south of the area of maximum damage. The earthquake was felt as far north as Ketchikan, AK and Anyox B.C. and to the east as far as Terrace, Skeena and Lakelse. Centers on the Queen Charlotte Island suffered greatly, but on Prince Rupert, damage was maximum. At Massett water splashed out of tanks, trees swayed and houses shoock violently. People were thrown to the ground at Prince Rupert. At Skidgate there was a tsunami and there were fissures on the beach. AT Sandspit 500 ft. of the beach disappeared into the sea. Further south at Lockeport, the crest of a hill was dislodged and close by at Rose Harbour, chimneys were toppled.

 

 5 26  9 16 53 1948  56.300 -153.800   0 6.0   Southern Alaska

 5 26 15 59 34 1957  33.216 -116.000  15 5.0   So. California

 

Southwest of the Salton Sea. Felt over an area of about 7000 sq. miles. No damage reported. Maximum Intensity V at Calipatria where the shock was felt by all. Windows and doors creaked.

 

 5 26 10 56 42 1958  53.000 -169.500 120 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 16 40 34 1968  67.400 -165.400   5 6.3   Northern Alaska

 

Felt at Fairbanks.

 

 5 26 23 22 48 1969  49.990 -114.962  33 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 5 26  9 53 34 1970  54.230 -164.610  56 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 12 19 34 1973  51.290 -179.710  36 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 13 12 11 1973  51.232 -179.622  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 26  0 57 34 1974  64.944 -156.507  39 5.0   Northern Alaska

 5 26 17 38 17 1976  57.295 -153.752  75 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 26 12 24 25 1980  37.526 -118.874   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 5 26 18 57 56 1980  37.560 -118.895   6 5.7   California/Nevada area

 5 26  7 38 54 1987  53.851 -167.019  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 26 19  1 32 1988  48.928 -128.474  10 5.1   Vancouver Island area

 5 26 22 22  3 1990  53.439 -163.567  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 25  0  0 00 1751  26.500   99.900   0 6.8   CHINA

 

Severe damage (IX) in Yunnan Province, China. 900 killed. The magnitude is given by various sources from M 6.5-7.0. No time is currently available for this earthquake, however it is quite possible that a triggering relationship between this event an that in Central Chile (M 8.5) exists. These two  events fall in the approximate antipodal areas of each other.

 

 5 25  5 30  0 1751 -36.830  -71.630   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Moderate damage (XI) at 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 the mainshock. The mainshock appears to have been a succession of at least six distinct events with the tsunami arriving about half an hour after the earthquake. Only 25 to 30 were killed in Concepcion due in large part to the foreshock. Chillan and Talca were destroyed and Santiago was greatly damaged. Churches and wineries were destroyed in the region. A large aftershock occurred on June 26, 1751. The location of Concepcion was  abandoned after this earthquake and the city was rebuilt further inland. The generated tsunami was also destructive along the coast of Japan. Data from: "Major Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Chile during the period 1535 to 1955" by Cinna Lomnitz, Geol. Rundshau Rand 59 Vol. 3 pp 938-960, Stutgard, 1970. Readers may note the similarities between this earthquake and those of

May 22-25, 1960 in the same area as described in our previous history.

 

 5 25 14  2  8 1907  51.500  147.000 600 7.4   Sakhalin

 5 25 19 29 20 1918 -30.500  -92.500  60 7.0   Chile Rise

 5 25 22 21 00 1923  35.200   59.200   0 5.7   IRAN

 

Moderate damage at Torbat-e-Heydariyen, Iran. 2200 killed.                                  Maximum 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 the line delineated, and considerably less on the ocean and landward sides of this line. If it weren't for the miserable house construction I do not think the damage would have been much outside of this half-to-two-thirds of a mile path. Numbers of temporary frame houses are now being build to house the population. Large numbers of poorer people of Callao, Barranco and Chorillos are homeless at present and are being cared for in camps. There was a tidal effect but this was not serious. A rise and fall of several feet occurred in the water level three times between noon and half past twelve. The quake occurred here at 11h 34m 75 degrees WMT. My own impression was that sensible movement lasted for two minutes at least. A large number of buildings that apparently stood the shocks were certainly unsafe now and would be very dangerous to stay in if another quake occurred. My children weren't worried; the baby in fact laughed because she thought the ceiling lamp swinging to and fro, was amusing.

I have walked around the town and docks. The only marked evidence of road movement is in the dock area, which, I understand, rests on reclaimed land. Subsidences of from 15 to 2 inches have occurred over considerable areas. Reinforced concrete warehouses have been damaged to a considerable extent, and railway lines twisted. Some temblores have occurred since May 24th. of which two have been strong. I have slept through several temblores which I have been told occurred at night. Under the present over-nervous condition of people, these temblores have been more widely noticed than was the case with similar effects previous to the quake."

 

 5 24 19 17 40 1959  17.610  -97.170  63 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 5 24 20  0 11 1990   5.440   31.910  33 7.1   Sudan

 

Some buildings damaged in the Juba area. Felt in the Kapenguria area and at Nakuru, Kenya. Also felt in Uganda. Additional buildings damaged in the Jubo, Sudan area. Felt in the Kapenguria area and at Nakura, Kenya and in Uganda. The largest earthquake in Sudan in modern times.

 

 

 5 24 20  9 17 1990  -7.800  120.700 580 7.1   Flores Island area

 

 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 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 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 electical 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 ara. 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.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 16  0  0 00 1875   7.900  -72.500   0 0.0   COLOMBIA

 

Severe Damage at Cucuta, Venezuela, Seberatina, Venezuela.  14000-16000 killed.

 

 5 16 21 10 00 1892  14.000  143.300   0 0.0   GUAM                                72  

 

Severe damage at Agana, Guam, A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 16 20 12  0 1900  20.000 -105.000  25 7.8   Jalisco, Mexico

 5 16 13 23 11 1951 -15.000  -69.500 192 7.9   Central Peru

 5 16  4  1 00 1964  38.300  139.100   0 8.0   JAPAN

 

Damage at Niigata , Japan. $800 million damage, 26 killed.

 

 5 16  0 48 53 1968  40.733  143.583   7 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

 5 16 10 39  1 1968  41.417  142.850  40 8.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Severe damage (VI) at Tokachi-Oki, Aomori 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 - and at 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                                             

 

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                                    

 

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. Ther 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 thi 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