TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

Earthquake near Cuddy Valley with slight damage in the Los Angeles area.

Felt also at Gorman and Wheeler Ridge.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 9 21 22  3  5 1997  51.992 -170.566  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1498  34.100  138.200   0 8.6   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake at Enshunada. Great subsidence was recorded as 19 ha of Tsu sunk in to the sea. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away 1000 houses and drowned 5000 at Ohminato, Ise. Waves went 2 km  inland in Nishina County, Izu causing 26,000 deaths in the Yaizu area in Suruga Bay. Lake Hamana was opened to the sea.

 

 9 20 16 25  0 1897 -11.900  -76.800  70 7.7   Central Peru

 

Great damage was done in Lima and Callao where buildings were destroyed along with homes. Felt from Ancon to Pisco. Maximum intensity up to VII.

 

 9 20 19  6  0 1897   6.000  122.000  60 8.6   Celebes Sea

 

Located in Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago and southern Visayan Islands. Felt in

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

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1899  37.900   28.100   0 7.0   Turkey

 

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

 

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

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

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

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

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

 

Strong earthquake caused damage in Sucre, Venezuela especially at Cumana, Guiria, Punatui and Irapa. 2 killed and 50 were injured in Trinidad where the maximum intensity was VII at Port of Spain. Also felt at Georgetown, Tobago and Grenada. Felt in Caracas where thousands of people left their homes especially in the area of Los Palos Grandes.

 

 9 20 16 11 32 1997 -28.683 -177.624  30 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 20 17 47 18 1999  23.772  120.982  33 7.7   Taiwan

 

At least 2300 people were killed, 9000 injured and 600,000 left homeless.

About 82,000 buildings were damaged. Damage was estimated at $14 billion U.S. Dollars. Subsidence and landslides destroyed many villages and created a large lake. Ground deformation was common near the epicenter. Surface faulting was observed fro up to 75 km.

 

 9 20 18 11 54 1999  23.746  121.189  22 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt at Chia0i and Hua-lien and at Taichung with maximum intensity up to V. Additional damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 20  1 54  0 1907  34.200 -117.100   0 6.0   So. California

 

This earthquake was located near San Bernardino where building walls were cracked. Damage also occurred to buildings at San Jacinto. Felt strongly at Redlands and at local quarries where large rocks fell. Landslides were common. A pipeline was broken in the Santa Ana Mountains. Felt from San Diego to Montecito and Santa Barbara.

 

 9 20 23  5  3 1931  40.430  -84.270   5 5.3   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

At Anna, Ohio church buildings were damaged. At Sidney chimneys were thrown down and plaster fell. At Houston damaged occurred to walls and chimneys. Felt over an area of about 400 sq. km. Felt in Kentucky and Indiana.

 

 9 20 12 18  6 1949  52.870 -131.320   0 5.1   British Colombia

 9 20 23 47 41 1965  59.700 -143.400  19 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 20  6 44 14 1971  56.420 -153.040   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

 9 20  3 55 17 1982  33.950 -107.056  11 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity IV at Socorro and with III at Magdalena.

 

 9 20  4 17 24 1984  60.322 -146.001  18 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 20  4 28  4 1984  60.306 -146.098  26 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 20  2 26  1 1986  54.400 -165.400   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 23 13 41 1990  41.690 -126.946  10 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9 20 23 27 36 1995  35.761 -117.639   5 6.1   So. California

 

Felt strongly in the China Lake/Ridgecrest area with maximum intensity V at Darwin and Inyokern. Felt from Los Angeles south to San Diego and east to Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 9 20  7 10  0 1997  50.897 -130.151  10 5.2   British Colombia

 9 20 16 16  1 1998  51.454 -178.178  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 19 15  0  0 1498  34.000  138.000   0 8.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake at Enshunada. Great subsidence was recorded as 19 ha of Tsu sunk in to the sea. A strong tsunami was generated which washed away 1000 houses and drowned 5000 at Ohminato, Ise. Waves went 2 km  inland in Nishina County, Izu causing 26,000 deaths in the Yaizu area in Suruga Bay. Lake Hamana was opened to the sea.

 

 9 19 20  0  0 1909  60.600 -149.270   0 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Accompanied by a noise likened to thunder.

 

 9 19  1  1 47 1936   3.800   97.500  60 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 9 19 18 19 48 1940 -24.000  171.000  80 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 9 19 13 17 47 1985  18.190 -102.533  28 8.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

The Mexico City earthquake killed up to 35,000, injured more than 30,000 and left nearly 100,000 homeless. Severe damage with intensity up to IX – X in Mexico City and the surrounding area of about 1 million square km. Damage up to $5 billion U.S. Dollars. 412 building collapsed in Mexico City and more than 3000 additional structures were damaged.  Felt from Houston, Texas to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Landslides, sandblows and ground cracks were common as far away as Colima. A tsunami up to 3 meters high caused damage at Lazaro and Manzanillo. Seiche was observed in Texas, Mexico, Florida and as far away as Maryland and Idaho. Resonance effects were observed in damage to high rise buildings in Mexico City. Some of these swayed so much at the top that they hit each other causing extensive damage. This may be the most deadly earthquake recorded in North or Central America in recorded history.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 19 14 14  0 1884  40.700  -84.100   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Earthquake occurred new Columbus, Ohio and was felt in Indiana and accompanying

states. Maximum intensity IV over a large area. Chandeliers swung at Columbus for several minutes. Felt at Washington D.C. where workers finishing the top of the  Washington Monument 500 feet above the ground were shaken. Also felt in

Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan.

 

 9 19 20  0  0 1909  60.600 -149.270   0 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Strongly felt at Seward and the Kenai Peninsula. Accompanied by a noise likened to thunder.

 

 9 19 23 39 20 1933  60.240 -141.620  15 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Located in the Yukon Territory. Clocks were stopped from Skagway to Juneau, Alaska.

 

 9 19  8 19 38 1951  49.300  -66.250   0 5.1   E. of Maine

 

Located in the Charlevoix Seismic Zone. Located about 20 miles northeast of Ste Anne-des-Monts, Quebec.

 

 9 19  2 45 23 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 5.2   Central California

 

Strong aftershock of the Sept. 12 Boca Dam earthquake. Felt near Truckee.

 

 9 19 10 32  6 1973  56.210 -154.290   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 19  9 49 13 1980  51.580 -178.222  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 19  2 56 31 1988  38.461 -118.342   8 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Fallon and Hawthorne. Also felt in Nevada and at Tonopah, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe, California.

 

 9 19 19 35 26 1994  52.173 -174.741  64 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 9 19 20 19 58 2000  57.166 -154.304  29 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Akhiok and Old Harbor. Felt to Larsen Bay, Kodiak Island area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 17  0  0  0 1303  36.300  111.700   0 8.0   So. China

 

13,000 killed in Shanxi Province. Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X. Up to 100,000 houses damaged or destroyed in Pingyang Fu and Taiyuan Fu.

 

 9 17  8 38  0 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.1   New Ireland

 

Aftershock of M 8.4 which occurred in the area on Sept. 14.

 

 9 17  6 47 57 1941  -0.500  121.500 190 7.1   Sulawesi area

 9 17 11  3 18 1954 -21.300 -176.700 224 7.0   Tonga Islands

 9 17 19 20  8 1963 -10.100  165.300  17 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 17 12 50  0 1899  59.000 -136.000   0 6.9   Southeast Alaska

 9 17 23 14 40 1926  49.000 -124.000   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

There are no reports to indicate that the tremor was felt, although the epicenter fell in a populated area.

 

 9 17 19 17 39 1929  50.920 -129.580   0 6.3   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 17  3 14 34 1930  49.810 -129.880   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 17 14 23  4 1938  35.630 -117.513   1 5.0   So. California

 

Located in the northeast corner of Kern County east of Inyoken. Felt within  about 125 km of the epicenter. Hanging objects swung and some residents  were awoken by the earthquake. An earthquake noise was heard before the quake (rumbling) at Trona.

 

 9 17 17 20 18 1938  33.200 -108.700   0 5.5   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred on the Arizona/New Mexico border. Bottles and other merchandise fell from shelves at Duncan Idaho. Cracks appeared in walls and chimney. An earthquake noise was heard at Clifron Arizona. Followed by a strong aftershock sequence lasting through November, 1938.

 

 9 17 15 55 56 1961  46.023 -122.122   7 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Southeast of Cougar, Washington in southwestern Washington in Gifford Pinchot National Park. Slight damage occurred - cracks in chimneys, foundations and basement floor. Some old buildings shifted on their foundations. The quake was felt with intensity VI at Latourell Falls, Oregon.

 

 9 17 23 33 33 1973  44.429 -129.312  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 17  2  1 23 1974  56.724 -151.655  17 5.2   Southern Alaska

 9 17  2 45 40 1988  51.257 -179.147  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 21 10 29 1991  35.828 -121.323   9 5.2   Off So. California

 

Damage (VI) at San Simeon. Felt at King City and Arroyo. Felt north along the coast of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco.

 

 9 17  7  2 12 1992  44.290 -129.520  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 17 22 16 16 1992  60.035 -140.496  12 5.4   Central Alaska

 9 17 16 40 44 1997  51.572 -176.277  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 17 22 50  4 2000  52.565 -178.283 205 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 16  0  0  0 1615 -18.500  -70.350   0 7.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Damage in the epicentral area. Felt within intensity VIII.

 

 9 16 17 59 12 1926 -11.500  160.000  50 7.1   Solomon Islands

 9 16 21 39  5 1941 -28.800 -177.500  60 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 16 13 55 36 1968  -6.100  148.700  59 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt in eastern New Guinea and western New Britain with intensity up to VI at Silavuti and Kandrian.

 

 9 16 15 35 57 1978  33.386   57.434  33 7.8   So. Iran

 

This earthquake hit the area of Tabas, Iran. Up to 25,000 were killed with extensive damage. Tabas, Dehesk and Kurit lost about 70% of population in the earthquake.

 

 9 16  6 20 18 1994  22.528  118.711  13 7.0   So. China

 

One person was killed in Fujian and Guangdong Provinces, China. At least 400 were injured in damaged houses and buildings. Ground cracks appeared. Felt also at Taiwan, Nanjing and Wuhan, China.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 16 16  0  0 1732  45.500  -73.600   0 5.8   New York State

 

Severe earthquake in the St. Lawrence  Valley. Considerable damage in Montreal. Seven killed and many injured. Houses were damaged as far as Piscataqua, New Hampshire. Also felt at Boston and Maryland.

 

 9 16  0  0  0 1816  45.500  -73.600   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt strongly in the St. Lawremce Valley area.

 

 9 16 20 45  0 1949  31.000 -115.000   0 5.1   SW U.S.A

 9 16  1 50 34 1964  60.000 -147.100  14 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 16  4 10 23 1965  40.390 -125.600  33 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity IV along the northern coast of California. Windows

rattled and walls creaked at Scotia, Eureka and Ferndale. Earthquake noises

were heard.

 

 9 16 19 51  9 1965  37.250  -74.360   0 5.0   Off East Coast U.S.

 9 16  2 48 21 1966  54.020 -163.430  32 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 16  8 31 59 1967  51.840 -176.340  72 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Three shocks were felt at Adak.

 

 9 16 22  0 45 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Aftershock of the event on Sept. 14 which hit in the Big Arm-Dayton-Proctor area

southwest of Flathead Lake. One building was cracked. Loud rumblings were heard. Felt with intensity IV.

 

 9 16  0 18 38 1976  61.121 -151.155  65 5.3   Central Alaska

 9 16  6 46  8 1982  52.953 -167.026  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 16 20 57 25 1986  56.500 -153.950  44 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III.

 

 9 16 14 50 47 1993  51.700 -176.400  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 16 17 57 11 1993  67.950 -163.370  23 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 15  6  2 46 1905  53.000  164.000  60 7.8   Komandorsky Isl

 9 15 13 10  0 1911 -20.000  -72.000   0 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 9 15  7  1 18 1916  34.500  141.000 100 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 15 13 55  0 1932 -38.900  177.550  33 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

This severe shock at Wairoa and Gisborne caused chimneys to fall and weakened buildings fell and cracked. Alluvial ground cracked. Buildings at Gisborne

 fell and a bridge was damaged beyond repair at Wairoa. Nine people were injured by no casualties were reported. Maximum magnitude was given as IX - X.

 

 9 15 12 27 32 1937 -10.500  161.500  80 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 9 15 17 56  9 1954 -17.800 -178.600 540 7.0   Tonga Islands

 9 15 11  5 36 1959 -21.880 -179.460 586 7.1   Tonga Islands

 9 15  0 46 54 1963 -10.300  165.600  43 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 15 14  7  0 1919  40.830 -124.170   0 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Four shocks occurred. The first caused chimneys to fall at Eureka.

 

 9 15  1 28 17 1985  59.102 -136.423   2 5.9   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V.

 

 9 15  6 29 34 1986  51.200 -176.920  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  9 48  6 1989  51.554 -173.387  13 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  9 59  4 1989  51.556 -173.353  46 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 15  8 47 11 1992  34.064 -116.361   9 5.6   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Angelus Oaks and Big Bear City. Felt throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

 

 9 15 19 48 23 1994  54.347 -161.856  50 5.2   Alaska Peninsula, Aleutians

 

Felt within intensity V at King Cove and with IV at Cold Bay and Sand Point.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 14  0  0  0 1509  40.700   29.300   0 7.0   Turkey         

 

Severe damage at Istanbul with maximum intensity XI. Up to 13000 killed.

 

 9 14 16  4 18 1906  -7.000  149.000  25 8.4   New Ireland

 

A tsunami was generated

 

 9 14 19 31 39 1922  24.500  121.500  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in the northern District. This even injured 5, destroyed 24 houses while partially destroying up to 24 more. 365 buildings were reported damaged.

 

 9 14 11 31  1 1942 -22.000  171.500 130 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  2  1 12 1943 -22.000  171.000  50 7.5   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  3 47 15 1943 -22.000  170.000  50 7.3   Loyalty Islands

 9 14  7 18  8 1943 -30.000 -177.000  60 7.6   No. Kermadec Islands

 

This sequence may have resulting by triggering from dynamic seismic waves.

 

 9 14 14  9 50 1959 -28.670 -177.710  73 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

 9 14  5 20 29 1971  -6.479  151.524  33 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity IV at Rabaula dn with III at Bolu Bolu.

 

 9 14 14  4 31 1995  16.779  -98.597  23 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Three killed, nearly 100 injured and 500 homeless in Guerrero, Mexico.  Extensive damage from Guerrero to Oaxaca where an additional 400 were homeless and several more injured. Minor damage at Mexico City. Felt from Chiapas to  Michoacan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 14  8 43 23 1932  61.000 -148.000  50 6.2   Central Alaska

 9 14 16 43 32 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 9 14 18 21 19 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 9 14 18 39 12 1941  37.567 -118.733   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 9 14 21 16  1 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Earthquakes in Owens Valley caused rockslides near Rock Creek where huge dust clouds were formed and blocked roads and trails. A cabin was destroyed. Light damage was reported from around the region.

 

 9 14  5 27 42 1949  40.400 -126.200   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 14 22 52 27 1953  49.100  -65.200   0 5.1   E. of Maine

 9 14 13 36 12 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9 14 19 46 17 1963  36.867 -121.633  15 5.6   Central California

 

An earthquake near Chittenden and Slda Lake caused minor damage along the San Andreas Fault east of Watsonville. Houses shifted from foundations. A highway bridge over the Pajaro River was damaged. Water pipes, chimneys and plaster broke.

 

 9 14 10 17 47 1964  56.700 -157.400  13 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 9 14 13 13 52 1988  51.797 -167.996  47 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  2 19 28 1989  51.750 -175.240  66 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  1 18 24 1990  52.660 -168.690  23 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  7  0  1 1990  51.650 -163.970  33 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 10 25  1 1991  61.384 -140.005  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 14 10 25  6 1991  61.520 -139.920  36 5.2   Central Alaska

 9 14 12 50 37 1996  51.401 -174.073  31 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14  9 50 21 1997  51.523 -178.389  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 23 16 47 1998  51.618 -173.150  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 13 11  0  0 1692 -25.400  -64.800   0 7.0   Argentina

 

Severe damage at Santiago, Esteco, Rio de Las Piedras, Argentina. Maximum

intensity IX.

 

 9 13  2 36 54 1921 -55.000  -29.000   0 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 9 13 11 17 11 1945 -33.300  -70.500 100 7.1   Central Chile

 9 13 18 59  9 1946  52.400  158.200  80 7.2   Kamchatka

 9 13 21 19 20 1961 -41.700  -75.200  40 7.0   So. Chile

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 13  2  0 40 1955  52.000 -176.000  60 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 13 21 10 20 1970  40.360 -125.110   3 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Ferndale, Fort Seward and Rio Dell where some dishes were broken. Reported along the coast of northern California.

 

 9 13  2 38 34 1975  30.891 -116.115  33 5.4   So. California

 9 13  2 55 26 1975  30.868 -116.277  33 5.1   So. California

 9 13 21 20 59 1975  35.997 -120.546  11 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt over 16,000 sq. km in Central California. Slight damage at Avenal where plaster was cracked and some furniture moved. Some objects swung violently.

 

 9 13  3 10 55 1986  52.600 -156.300   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 13  3 11 22 1986  56.490 -153.800  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9 13 13 41 12 1996  51.547 -178.458  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 9 13 21 32 55 1996  51.470 -174.069  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 12  0  0  0 1850  27.800  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Extreme damage up to 21,000 reported killed. Date is uncertain.

 

 9 12 15  0  0 1855  38.010  142.000   0 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 12 13 17 10 1940  -4.500  153.000  40 7.0   New Britain

 9 12  7  2  4 1941  -0.500  132.500  60 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 9 12 15 17 15 1946  23.500   96.000  60 7.5   Myanmar

 9 12 22  7  3 1964 -49.100  164.200  33 7.2   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 9 12 22  2 34 1965  -6.500   70.800  34 7.0   Indian Ocean

 9 12  5 17  0 1979  -1.700  135.900   5 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 12  1 20  0 1928  37.000 -120.080   0 5.0   Central California

 

Intensity VI in Madera County.

 

 9 12  6 10 42 1938  40.300 -124.800   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake west of Cape Mendocino caused damage at Ferndale. Damage occurred to telephone lines and caused branches to fall from Redwood trees.

 

 9 12 14 37 49 1949  55.160 -132.570   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9 12  2 44 40 1960  60.400 -153.500 170 5.5   Central Alaska

 9 12 19 18 46 1961  32.567 -115.450  10 5.1   So. California

 

Felt over about 4000 square miles along the California-Arizona-Mexico border. Maximum intensity V. Several geysers were observed.

 

 9 12 16 41  2 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 6.0   Central California

 9 12 17 20 11 1966  39.420 -120.150   0 5.3   Central California

 

Earthquake near Boca, California including a series of events in the region. Ground fractures were observed near Truckee in the Russell Valley. Cracks were also observed at Boca and Prosser. Some bridges on Highway 80 were damaged. Chimney, plaster and masonry were cracked.

 

 9 12  7 15 50 1969  51.300 -179.200  44 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Amchitka.

 

 9 12  7 42 44 1969  51.095 -179.135  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  0 17 1969  51.089 -179.316  49 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  6  9 1969  51.076 -179.245  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8  9 24 1969  51.095 -179.197  46 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12  8 57  7 1969  51.219 -179.154  48 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Amchitka.

 

 9 12  9  8 45 1969  51.580 -179.220  18 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 15  0 19 1969  51.310 -179.162  53 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 14 30 52 1970  34.300 -117.500   9 5.4   So. California

 

This event was near Lytle Creek northwest of San Bernardino. Strongest at Lyttle Creek. Ground fissures, rockslides  and broken chimneys were observed. The quake caused an explosion at a factory in Riverside. Damage throughout much of the epicentral region.

 

 9 12  5 19 35 1974  41.862 -126.597  33 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

 9 12  9 22 23 1982  52.640 -166.941  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Likely felt in the Fox Islands at low intensity.

 

 9 12  9 28 40 1982  53.016 -167.104  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 11 59 52 1982  52.642 -166.848  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 16 50 38 1982  52.819 -167.053  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 23 57 16 1986  56.201 -153.405  31 6.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Larsen Bay area.

 

 9 12 14 59 35 1992  57.400 -155.100  49 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 9 12 12 23 42 1994  38.808 -119.638   2 5.8   California/Nevada area

 

Slight damage was observed at Gardnerville to Virginia City, Nevada. Felt throughout much of northern California and western Nevada including Sacramento, Fallon, and as far as Fresno and San Francisco, California.

 

 9 12 23 57 10 1994  38.759 -119.744   1 5.4   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Gardnerville, Minden, Wellington and Yerington with intensity V and with lesser intensity through the region. Felt as far away as San Francisco, California.

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 11  6 30 36 1916  -9.000  113.000 100 7.2   So. of Bali

 

Central Java. Destruction took placed around Maos. Date also given as Sept 9. About 340 brick buildings collapsed and many others were damaged at Kasugian. Cracks appeared in walls and ground slumps were reported. Sand and mud craters were also observed and jets of water spurted from holes and fissures. 400 houses collapsed in the district of Selarang. Many school buildings  were severely damaged. Geological conditions were thought to have contributed to the damage.

 

 9 11  4  1 38 1921 -11.000  111.000  60 7.5   So. of Indonesia

 

Located south of Java.

 

 9 11 14  4  0 1935  42.900  146.333  90 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 9 11  9 45 22 1944   1.500  127.000  40 7.2   Halmahera

 9 11  3 57 26 1992  -6.087   26.651  11 7.0   Lake Victoria area

 

Eight people were killed in this earthquake which was felt at Bujumabura, Burundi. 37 were injured and buildings were destroyed at Kabalo (Kibombo).

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 11 12 36 19 1928  43.500 -130.250   0 6.3   North Pacific Ocean

 9 11  2 46 43 1961  51.300 -179.700  15 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 11  2  8 45 1963  44.300 -114.700  15 5.3   Montana/Idaho

 

Slight damage occurred at Redfish Lake, central Idaho where plaster fell from walls. Some windows broke. Felt throughout the Sobsidian, Stanley and Sunbeam areas.

 

 9 11 11 59 41 1963  33.200 -110.700  10 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake was felt over a small area of southeastern Arizona including the communities of Gila, Graham and Pinal Counties. Minor damage occurred at  Globe, San Carlos and Ray. Felt also at Miami.

 

 9 11  7 13 19 1965  50.300 -129.500   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9 11  3  3 51 1972  59.615 -148.970  30 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 11 11 48  8 1983  36.230 -120.388   8 5.0   Central California

 

Maximum intensity IV at Coalinga. Also felt at Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties.

 

 9 11 13 50 60 1983  52.187 -170.685  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 11 23  8 1984  40.353 -126.993  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9 11 21 26 55 1989  51.100 -169.400   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 11 21 23 24 1999  60.312 -137.016  10 5.1   Central Alaska

 

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

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

 9 10 17  4  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 17 25  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  25 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 21 41  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 8.6   Central Alaska

 9 10 10 34 29 1926  -9.000  111.000  80 7.0   So. of Java

 9 10  8 37 53 1943  35.517  134.083   0 7.4   Korea

 9 10 13 48 36 1948  43.700  147.600  50 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 9 10  3 21 22 1950  35.500  140.400   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 9 10 15 16  8 1950 -15.500  167.000 100 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 9 10 19 12 55 1993  14.717  -92.645  34 7.3   Chiapas, Mexico

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 10 17  4  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  60 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 17 25  0 1899  60.000 -140.000  25 7.8   Central Alaska

 9 10 21 41  0 1899  60.000 -140.000   0 8.6   Central Alaska

 9 10 23 55  0 1935  37.850 -122.250   0 5.0   Central California

 9 10 15  6 34 1960  47.700 -123.150   0 5.2   Washington state, U.S.

 9 10 17  1  7 1963  53.800 -159.900  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 10 19  9  0 1963  44.400 -114.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 9 10 17 57 14 1965  43.900 -127.800  19 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 10 21  0  0 1969  39.406 -107.948   0 5.3   Colorado area

 9 10  3 14 10 1984  40.386 -126.798   5 6.7   Off Coast of No. California

 9 10  3 48 45 1987  51.931 -176.006  49 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 10  7 30  7 1990  52.140 -178.470 142 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 10 13 40  2 1999  32.269 -115.138   5 5.2   So. California

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9  9  0  0  0 1616  38.100  142.000   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A castle at Sendai was damaged. Numerous deaths occurred at Otsuchi, Unosumai, Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture by a tsunami generated by this earthquake which occurred off Miyagi Prefecture.

 

 9  9  1 13 18 1910  50.750  179.380  25 7.3   Rat Islands

 9  9 22  3 43 1923  25.300   91.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

Some damage occurred to structures in west Assam and in northern part of eastern Bengal. Felt over Assam, Bengal, east Bihar and east Chota-Nagpur.

 

 9  9 20 38 26 1931  19.000  145.500 180 7.1   No. Marianas

 9  9  6 17 30 1935   6.000  141.000  60 7.0   Caroline Islands

 9  9  0  0  0 1936   3.800   97.500   0 7.2   Nicobar Islands

 

This earthquake in northern Sumatera caused minor damage at Medan and was felt as far away as Malaysia. 17 were killed by landslides in the Karo region.

Ground cracks appeared in the hells between Katacane and Kabanjahe. Damage occurred at Parapat, Brastagi and Tanjung Putri. Walls were cracked at Langkat.

 

 9  9  1 25 26 1942  53.000 -164.500  80 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  9  4  3 54 1945 -17.000  167.000  60 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  9  0  0  0 1816  45.500  -73.600   0 5.7   New York State

 

A severe shock was felt in Montreal, Canada. Followed by a strong aftershock on Sept. 16, 1916.

 

 9  9  1 13 18 1910  51.500 -176.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong earthquake near Yakutat, southeastern Alaska also occurred in 1911 in early September, but the precise date has not been given.

 

 9  9 13 40 30 1931  40.800 -125.000   1 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake occurred northwest of Cape Mendocino. Felt along the coast in the Eel River area. Chimneys and tree branches broke near Weott.

 

 9  9  1 25 26 1942  53.000 -164.500  80 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  9  5 15  0 1942  36.000 -114.700   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Strongly felt at Boulder City, Nevada and sharply at Las Vegas, NV. Located about 10 km north of Hoover Dam.

 

 9  9  4 12 20 1944  39.000 -107.500   0 5.0   Colorado area

 

This earthquake in western Colorado caused slight cracks in walls and chimneys at Basalt, Montrose and Riland, Colorado.

 

 9  9 18 33 51 1966  49.200 -129.500  15 5.4   Vancouver Island area

 9  9  4 54 46 1968  58.977 -149.193  17 5.2   Southern Alaska

 9  9  0  0  3 1974  41.000 -126.000  33 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9  9  2 43 33 1975  41.200 -125.200   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Ferndale. Also felt at Bayside, Eureka and Trinidad.

 

 9  9  9 16 13 1983  36.231 -120.265   6 5.4   Central California

 

Small objects and people were awakened at Coalinga and some dishes were broken. Similar effects were observed at Cantua Creek, Cocoran, Five Points, Huron, Stratford and Tranquility.

 

 9  9 10 38  6 1989  51.380 -175.900  32 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  9 15  3 50 1991  52.040 -178.800  55 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  8 15  0  0 1616  38.010  142.000   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  8  1 43 11 1905  38.830   16.100  25 7.9   Mediterranean/Sicily

 

2500 killed near Calabria, Italy.

 

 9  8 17 49 48 1909  52.500 -169.000  90 7.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake was strong enough to upset dinner and to disarrange furniture in many homes.

 

 9  8  0 40  1 1937 -57.000  -27.000 130 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  8 15  9 11 1948 -21.000 -174.000  60 7.9   Tonga Islands

 9  8 11 26 33 1961 -56.300  -27.100 125 7.7   So. Sandwich Islands

 

This is probably the strongest earthquake ever located in the South Sandwich Islands (a possible M 8.3 occurred on June 27, 1929). It was the third event in Sept. 1961 (others occurred on Sept. 1 (M 7.5) and Sept. 5, 1961 (M 7.6). Strong earthquakes in the South Sandwich Islands tend to concentrate at this time of year. For example see 1937 above and 1933 (M .4 on Aug. 28); and 1977 (M 7.1 on

Aug. 26).

 

 9  8 18 44 24 2002  -3.302  142.934  13 7.6   Near the North Coast of New Guinea

 

Four people were killed and at least 70 injured on Kairiru and Muschu Islands and in  the Wewak area. At least 500 homes were destroyed and an additional 200 damaged. Water tanks, pipelines and bridges were damaged in the Maprik area. A small tsunami with maximum height up to 1.5 meters damaged some buildings. Landslides and a new hot spring developed on Kairiru Island. Uplift of this Island about  half a meter. Also felt at Jayapura, Indonesia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  8 17 49 48 1909  52.500 -169.000  90 7.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake was strong enough to upset dinner and to disarrange furniture in many homes.

 

 9  8 19 24  0 1921  32.670 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Event occurred in the Imperial Valley and was felt over a large area. Destructive in the epicentral area.

 

 9  8 17  3  0 1935  32.900 -115.216  16 5.0   So. California

 

At least five shocks were felt in the region of Imperial Valley on Sept. 8-9.

 

 9  8  4 52  6 1961  51.620 -131.440   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  8  3 26 21 1965  57.500 -152.100  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 9  8 11 16 34 1965  55.710 -155.300  24 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 9  8  7  1 17 1981  51.406 -178.375  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  8  0 59 31 1984  44.239 -105.974  20 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

This event was felt over about 70,000 sq. km of Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. It cracked windows and knocked pictures and hanging objects from their places. Some plaster cracked and bushes and trees shook.

 

 9  8  6 16 40 1984  44.423 -114.142   7 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Challis area of Idaho. Followed by a series of felt aftershocks.

 

 9  8  9 52 20 1994  40.784 -127.425  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 9  8 11  7 18 1996  51.676 -176.270  60 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9  7  7 50  0 1882   7.300  -77.800  40 8.0   Colombia

 9  7 18 52 30 1906  34.000  141.000  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  7  7 11 18 1910  -6.000  151.000  80 7.2   New Ireland

 9  7  1 20 48 1915  14.000  -89.000  80 7.9   Coast of Central America

 9  7 17 16 23 1918  45.600  151.100  40 8.2   So. Kurils

 9  7  4  3 18 1938  23.800  121.500  60 7.0   Taiwan

 9  7 11 52  7 1988  25.800  139.600   0 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  7 22 39 16 1933  62.000 -178.000  15 5.7   Central Alaska

 9  7 19 26 12 1943  67.600 -137.800   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 9  7 10  6 45 1957  51.200 -178.600  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  7 11 39 30 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  7  7 42  2 1964  58.300 -152.000  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  7  0 16 30 1976  60.049 -158.718  91 5.7   Central Alaska

 9  7  3 10 45 1977  41.985 -126.693  15 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 9  7  5 54 35 1978  54.040 -164.024  40 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  7  1 30 43 1980  38.048 -118.558  14 5.1   California/Nevada area

 9  7  4 36 38 1980  38.033 -118.578  15 5.6   California/Nevada area

 9  7  4 37 41 1980  37.994 -118.402   5 5.7   California/Nevada area

 9  7  6 47 10 1980  38.062 -118.589   9 5.2   California/Nevada area

 9  7  6 48 30 1980  38.078 -118.603   5 5.3   California/Nevada area

 9  7 19 22  5 1983  60.977 -147.314  30 6.3   Central Alaska

 9  7 22 22 10 1983  60.993 -147.518  46 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  6  0  0  0 1833  25.200  103.000   0 8.0   Myanmar

 9  6  0  0  0 1866  52.500  159.500  30 7.0   Kamchatka

 9  6  0 54 20 1911  45.500  143.000 360 7.2   So. Kurils

 9  6 22  8 29 1933 -21.500 -179.800 600 7.1   Tonga Islands

 9  6  3 41 30 1943 -53.000  159.000  60 7.9   Macquarie Islands

 9  6  9 20 12 1975  38.510   40.770  32 7.8   Turkey

 

This earthquake caused houses and schools to collapse in eastern Turkey killing more than 2000 and injuring about 3500 in the Lice area. Strong aftershocks completed the destruction of many buildings.

 

 9  6  1 47  1 1982  29.383  140.967 180 7.0   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  6  9 16  0 1934  30.000 -113.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 9  6 10 51  0 1934  30.000 -113.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 9  6  4 33  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 9  6 21 24 26 1960  64.699  -86.400   0 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 9  6  1 46 13 1963  71.500  -73.000  10 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 9  6 20 56 60 1963  53.900 -165.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 15 58 15 1964  58.700 -151.400  33 5.8   Southern Alaska

 9  6 17 16 55 1964  59.100 -147.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  6 17 24 40 1967  52.430 -168.590  31 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 10 59 37 1973  61.039 -146.828  29 5.5   Central Alaska

 9  6 23 41 28 1973  35.960 -114.946   5 9.2   SW U.S.A

 9  6 18  4 60 1975  56.628 -152.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 9  6  7 48 54 1982  56.752 -151.779  30 6.0   Southern Alaska

 9  6  4  1 52 1983  53.827 -163.886   1 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  6 20 34 28 1984  30.817 -113.884  10 5.2   SW U.S.A

 9  6 20 42 30 1996  40.395 -126.408  10 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  5 21 48 45 1945  -5.000  153.500  50 7.1   New Britain

 9  5  4 31 49 1953  54.200  161.000  50 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 9  5  0  0  0 1961 -58.000  -27.000   0 7.7   So. Sandwich Islands

 9  5 18 35 25 1971  46.500  141.172   9 7.1   So. Kurils

 9  5  8 14 14 1996 -22.118 -113.436  10 7.0   So. East Pacific Rise

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 9  4  1  0  0 1587  -0.220  -78.500   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Moderated damage in Pomasque and Pichincha, Ecuador. Maximum intensity up to IX-X.

 

 9  4 15  0  0 1596  34.065  135.060   0 7.5   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

700-20000 killed in the Uita and Husimi areas of Japan.

 

 9  4  0 22  0 1899  60.000 -142.000  25 8.3   Central Alaska

 

This was the first of a series of earthquakes in the Yakutaga area of southeastern Alaska that occurred in Sept. 1899. They were felt strongly at Cape Yakutaga where the tops of trees broke off, landslides occurred and uplift of the ocean beach was measred at more than one meter. People had trouble standing during the earthquake as far as the Yukon River more than 1000 km to the north. A tsunami was generated in the bay.

 

 9  4  1 37 41 1935  22.300  121.300  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in Taitung. 114 houses damaged.

 

 9  4 10 21 44 1941  -4.800  154.000  90 7.1   New Britain

 9  4  7 23 10 1953  50.400  157.000  57 7.3   Kamchatka

 9  4 14 32 50 1965  58.290 -152.500  30 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Also felt over much of southern Alaska. Seaquake felt off Southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 18 11 12 1972 -11.700  166.200  62 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 9  4 13 15  1 1989  55.822 -156.875   7 7.5   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to V at Chignik and Port Heiden in southern  Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  4 16  0  0 1868  37.000 -118.000   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 9  4  0 22  0 1899  60.000 -142.000  25 8.3   Central Alaska

 

This was the first of a series of earthquakes in the Yakutaga area of  southeastern Alaska that occurred in Sept. 1899. They were felt strongly at Cape Yakutaga where the tops of trees broke off, landslides occurred and uplift of the ocean beach was measred at more than one meter. People had trouble standing during the earthquake as far as the Yukon River more than 1000 km to the north. A tsunami was generated in the bay.

 

 9  4  4 40  0 1899  60.000 -142.000   0 6.9   Central Alaska

 

Strong aftershock of Yakutat earthquake 18 minutes earlier.

 

 9  4 20 15 45 1919  38.000 -122.330   0 5.0   Central California

 9  4  1 27 39 1935  63.750 -152.500   0 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt lightly at Nenana and Flat.

 

 9  4  9 49 15 1961  51.580 -178.250  52 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 17 17 22 1962  41.000 -124.400   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Northwest of Arcata, this event was felt over about 15,000 sq km. The maximum intensity was VI but damage was slight - plaster, windows cracked some merchandise fell from shelves. Also felt in southern Oregon.

 

 9  4 13 32 12 1963  71.300  -73.100  10 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 9  4  7 48 44 1965  52.170 -170.540  17 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 9  4 14 32 48 1965  58.200 -152.600  19 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Also felt over much of southern Alaska. Seaquake felt off Southern Alaska.

 

 9  4 15 53 25 1971  54.981 -163.357 107 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 23 23 46 1976  62.951 -150.756 106 5.4   Central Alaska

 9  4 21 54 52 1978  38.814 -119.811  14 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

The largest of a series of events in the Lake Tahoe area on Sept. 3-4. Cracks in plaster and drywall formed. Water splashing was observed at Mt. Aukum. Felt from Mariposa, CA to Vernon and Surcliffe, NV.

 

 9  4 10 53 57 1980  59.488 -143.572   0 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 9  4 21  3 35 1980  38.018 -118.570  10 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

First of a swarm which occurred from Sept. 4-8. Felt with intensity V at Benton, CA where small objects overturned and fell and hanging objects swung. Some were awakened. Also felt at Hawthorne, NV and along the California-Nevada border.

 

 9  4 15 50 50 1981  33.671 -119.111   5 5.3   So. California

 

This was the strongest earthquake in the area since the San Fernando quake of  Feb. 1971. Windows broke and walls cracked at Marina del Ray. Telephone and electrical service was interrupted. Felt throughout much of southern California from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border.

 

 9  4 13 14 59 1989  55.577 -156.858  11 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to V at Chignik and Port Heiden in southern

Alaska.

 

 9  4 13 27 17 1990  51.670 -173.850  51 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  4 10 18 26 1996  41.915 -126.777  10 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

 9  3 15  0  0 1596  33.030  131.060   0 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 

700-2000 killed in the Uita and Husimi areas. A tsunami was generated.

 

 9  3 18 48 12 1937  52.500 -177.500  80 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Reported felt on board ships over a large area south of the Aleutian Islands.

 

 9  3 19 11 29 1944 -57.000 -122.000  60 7.0   Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

 9  3  6 40 12 1987 -58.859  158.476  15 7.2   Macquarie Islands

 9  3 12 35  1 1993  14.690  -92.580  27 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Felt from Chiapas to Michoacan, Mexico and as far south as El Salvador.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9  3  3  5  0 1857  39.500 -120.000   0 6.2   California/Nevada area

 9  3 21 30  0 1917  46.300  -94.500   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

Walls cracked at Staples, Minn. Chimneys toppled and items fell. Houses swayed windows broke and plaster cracked. Felt at Brainerd, MN. Other minor quakes in the area occurred in 1860 and possible a few years later.

 

 9  3 18 48 12 1937  52.500 -177.500  80 7.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3  5 31 11 1964  50.400 -129.899   0 5.0   British Colombia

 9  3  6 13  9 1969  52.980 -169.890  52 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  3  1 23 54 1975  64.727 -138.683  25 5.1   Northern Alaska

 9  3 11 51  7 1986  51.120 -178.143  14 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3 12  1 11 1993  56.125 -158.172  61 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 9  3  2 53  3 1994  51.300 -178.900  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  3 17  1 54 1996  26.192 -110.524  17 5.1   Gulf of California

 9  3  8 36 30 2000  38.379 -122.413  10 5.2   Central California

 

 

At least 41 injured in the Napa area. Damage and intensity were up to VII at Napa. Felt in much of northern California from Sacrament to San Francisco.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1679  40.000  117.000   0 8.0   Mongolia

 9  2  0  0  0 1907  52.400 -173.300   0 7.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 16  1 40 1907  52.440  173.280   0 7.8   Near Islands

 

It is likely that the earthquake occurred in the Near Islands not in the Andreanof Islands. The location of the previous event in the Andreanof Islands is probably a transcription error (note the epicenter is the same on either side of the International Date Line). The lack of a time on the Andreanof Islands earthquake indicates this is the event in error.

 

 9  2  2 46 40 1923  35.000  139.500  60 7.7   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A strong aftershock of the great Kwanto earthquake of Sept. 1, 1923. This event continued the destruction began with the mainshock the previous day.

 

 9  2  9 27  0 1923  34.900  140.500  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 9  2 22 38 12 1923 -16.000  -68.500 150 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 9  2  1 21 52 1926 -33.500   59.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 9  2 16 42  0 1933  30.133  139.833 380 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 9  2 23 34 50 1948  10.000  125.500  60 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 9  2  0 16  2 1992  11.742  -87.340  45 7.4   Nicaragua

 

At least 180 were killed and more than 13,000 homeless in Nicaragua after this earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. Total damage estimates were up to $30  million.  Also damaging in Nicaragua. The tsunami destroyed more than 1000 homes on the western coast of Nicaragua and about 185 fishing vessels. The tsunami reach heights of up to 8 meters with inundation of nearly half a mile at Masachapa, Nicaragua. The tsunami was observed from Easter Island to Ecuador and in Valparaiso, Chile and Hawaii. The earthquake was felt throughout the Nicaragua/Costa Rica region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1907  52.400 -173.300   0 7.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

It is likely that the earthquake occurred in the Near Islands not in the Andreanof Islands. The location of the previous event in the Andreanof Islands is probably a transcription error (note the epicenter is the same on either side of the International Date Line). The lack of a time on the Andreanof Islands earthquake indicates this is the event in error.

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1927  37.330 -121.830   0 5.0   Central California

 9  2  2 47 13 1950  52.500 -170.000   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 16 27 32 1951  31.000 -117.000  16 5.2   So. California

 

Felt by many in San Diego. Windows rattled and hanging objects swung at La Mesa.

 

 9  2 14 20 14 1957  51.690 -168.010   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 22  2 49 1960  52.200 -171.400  49 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 14 10 45 1963  25.700 -109.500  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 9  2  2  7 59 1965  28.900 -112.900  11 5.2   Gulf of California

 9  2 21 27 17 1965  48.400 -128.200  26 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 9  2 14 41  7 1981  53.880 -161.260  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  2 10 26 21 1992  37.090 -113.472  15 5.9   Utah   area

 

Damage occurred at Cedar City and Hurricane to St. George. A large landslide

was triggered and destroyed three homes at Springdale. Maximum intensity  was V in the Glendale and Enterprise, UT area. Also felt in Arizona and southestern

Nevada and as far away as Flagstaff, Arizona. Felt slightly in Las Vegas.

 

 9  2  2 33 38 1999  50.696 -177.678  49 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 9  1  0  0  0 1754  16.700  -99.200   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage at Acapulco, Mexico. A tsunami was generated.

 

 9  1  9  0  0 1898  24.500  124.700  60 7.0   Taiwan

 9  1  2 45 36 1905  45.000  143.000 230 7.5   So. Kurils

 9  1  0 45  0 1910  21.000  122.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 9  1 14 21  0 1910  24.100  122.400   0 7.3   Taiwan

 9  1  4 10  0 1912  -4.500  155.000 430 7.0   Solomon Islands

 9  1 19 16  6 1922  24.600  122.200   0 7.6   Taiwan

 

The northern District earthquake. Five people were killed, 7 wounded, 14 houses destroyed and 22 partially destroyed with 139 additional damaged.

 

 9  1  2 58 36 1923  35.300  139.500  60 8.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

The great Tokyo earthquake. This event caused up to $3 billion (U.S. Dollars) damage. More than 142,000 were killed. A tsunami was generated. This earthquake is usually referred to as the Kwanto earthquake. Up to 38,000 residents of Tokyo were burned to death in an open area where they had congregated following the earthquake for safety. The firestorm which followed the quake destroyed libraries, museums, at collections, archives and scientific data among other irreplaceable structures and items. The earthquake was located in Sagami Bay southwest of Tokyo. At least 15 lines of vertical faults were found with displacement up to 6 feet. Leveling showed uplifts up to 2 meters along the Sagami Bay. The tsunami reached up to 10 meters. Many groundwater effects were observed including pulsating earthquake fountains. More than 128,000 houses were destroyed in the quake and up to 450,000 were burned in the ensuing fire. A hotel built one year earlier with great ability to move (architect: Frank Lloyd Wright) survived with only a few cracks and was used as hospital and first aid station following the earthquake. Building techniques in Tokyo contributed to the firestorm. These included building close to the ground and paper thin walls

 

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

 

Strong aftershock of the Tokyo-Yokohama quake.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt within intensity VI at Apia, Samoa. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 24 cm at Pago Pago.

 

 9  1 15 15 53 1994  40.402 -125.680  10 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Honeydew with maximum intensity up to VI. Also felt with intensity V at many localities. Felt from southern Oregon to northern California and Fresno. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 14 cm. at Crescent City, CA.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 9  1  2 51  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 6.9   Southeast U.S.

 9  1  0  0  0 1895  40.700  -74.800   0 5.0   New York State

 

This earthquake occurred in New Jersey in the Hunterdon County near High Bridge. Felt from Maine to West Virginia. Articles fell from shelves and  buildings swayed. Felt strongly at Camden and Burlington. In Philadelphia windows broke and cookware fell.

 

 9  1  5 18 46 1954  39.360 -118.400   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 9  1 15 37 14 1960  56.300 -153.700  24 6.1   Southern Alaska

 9  1  3 46  2 1962  50.500 -179.250   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 41 42 1962  51.300 -179.900  37 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  7 51  4 1962  51.300 -179.900   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 17 16 40 1964  51.200 -170.600  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 23 19  8 1966  61.660 -149.760  66 5.1   Central Alaska

 9  1 14 30 51 1972  51.376 -178.134  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5 27 16 1979  53.970 -165.220  55 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5 28 16 1979  53.451 -164.882  50 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 15 30 18 1984  52.100 -170.370  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 22 55 50 1984  53.360 -163.320  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  0 14 20 1987  53.770 -167.208  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 15 39 1987  53.741 -167.125  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  4 22 13 1987  53.656 -166.956  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  1 17 47 1994  52.770 -166.987  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1 15 15 53 1994  40.402 -125.680  10 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Slight damage occurred at Honeydew with maximum intensity up to VI. Also felt with intensity V at many localities. Felt from southern Oregon to northern California and Fresno. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 14 cm. at Crescent City, CA.

 

 9  1 16 15 17 1994  52.103 -166.354  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  7 40 24 1997  51.175 -178.297  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9  1  5  4 42 2000  63.196 -150.555 130 5.4   Central Alaska

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 31 21 50  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 7.7   Southeast U.S.

 

The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. Up to 60 killed $5 million damage but probably much more. Maximum intensity IX. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in  central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event. The mainshock started with an audible noise which gradually became louder to a roar. As the roar began all objects began to  shake. This shaking accelerated and frightened many. The initial shock caused many to gather in public places and was followed eight minutes later by a second shock. Further aftershocks continued and further damaged buildings. Railroads and telegraphs were damaged although many fled the area. A tsunami was generated which was observed in Jacksonville, Florida and on the Cooper River. Sulfur gas  was evident in the Charleston area. Because much of Charleston was built on  landfill liquefaction, amplified shaking and sand blows were all very  evident. Chimneys of more than 14,000 homes fell. Three-story buildings showed damage to second story and at the top (this same phenomena caused by the wavelength of vertical waves moving upward through the building was observed in the Kobe, Japan quake of 1995). Wooden buildings fared better than stone. Apparently there were two epicenters for this event - one near Woodstock northwest of Charleston and the other due west of Charleston. Fissures were common in the ground and water extruded from cracks in some cases in high jets. Rails were bent. The quake was felt over an area of more than 1300  km - up to about 2 million square miles. Severe damage occurred at Savannah and Columbia, S.C. Some damage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C. Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wis and Cuba. Felt strongly at New York City. An strong unnamed hurricane passed offshore Charleston on August 24, 1886.

 

 8 31 16 10  0 1888 -34.500  172.700   0 7.3   So. Kermadec Islands

 8 31 16 45  0 1888 -42.600  172.300   5 7.3   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Earthquake in the Amuri District of North Canterbury north of Christchurch, New Zealand. This quake ruptured the Hope Fault and caused widespread damage to buildings. Maximum intensity was up to IX. Offsets of between 1.6 and 2.4 meters were observed. The earthquake may have been triggered by the event in the South Kermadec Islands 35 minutes earlier.

 

 8 31  8  6  0 1896  39.500  140.700  10 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 8 31 14 57 30 1906  27.000   97.000 100 7.0   Myanmar

 8 31 11 36 29 1917   4.260  -74.150   0 7.3   Colombia

 

A strong earthquake hit the region of Bogota, Colombia and was highly destructive.  Total destruction hit many homes and cathedrals were greatly damaged. People fled into the streets and many were killed. Other villages which were nearly totally destroyed included Ibaqe, Soacha and Caqueza. Felt throughout western Colombia to Popayan, Cali, along the coast of the Pacific and in Panama.

 

 8 31 17 20 46 1919 -16.000  169.000 180 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8 31  1 48 38 1961 -10.700  -70.900 626 7.2   Central Peru

 

Lightly felt widely around Peru.

 

 8 31 10 47 37 1968  33.969   59.022  13 7.3   So. Iran

 

12,000-15,000 killed  with maximum intensity X at Dasht-e-Biaz, Iran. Known as the Dasht-e Bayaxz earthquake. Disastrous in Khorasan. Many villages were completely destroyed over an area of 4,000 sq. km. 12,000 homes destroyed and more than 70,000 people were left homeless. At Dasht-e Bayaz 3,000 of the 3,500 population were killed most buried under the ruins. Mosques and other public buildings were also destroyed. Two mosques up to 300 years old were destroyed. Adobe houses were almost all completely destroyed however brick buildings held up much better. The main destruction occurred along the fault line which was up to 300 meters in places but damage occurred for tens of km from the fault.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 31 10 22  0 1861  36.100  -81.100   0 5.1   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

This shock was felt at Washington, D.C. and was felt along the Atlantic coast from Washington to Charleston, S.C. and westward to Cincinnati, Ohio and  Gallatin, Tennessee. Bricks fell from chimneys at Wilkesboro, N.C.

 

 8 31 21 50  0 1886  32.900  -80.000   0 7.7   Southeast U.S.

 

The Charleston, South Carolina earthquake. Up to 60 killed $5 million damage but probably much more. Maximum intensity IX. This earthquake was preceded by four days of small foreshocks which began immediately after an M 8.4 in  central Greece. That earthquake may have disturbed the groundwater sufficiently to lubricate the fault responsible for the for the Charleston quakes ultimately triggering the strong event. The mainshock started with an audible noise which gradually became louder to a roar. As the roar began all objects began to  shake. This shaking accelerated and frightened many. The initial shock caused many to gather in public places and was followed eight minutes later by a second shock. Further aftershocks continued and further damaged buildings. Railroads and telegraphs were damaged although many fled the area. A tsunami was generated which was observed in Jacksonville, Florida and on the Cooper River. Sulfur gas  was evident in the Charleston area. Because much of Charleston was built on  landfill liquefaction, amplified shaking and sand blows were all very  evident. Chimneys of more than 14,000 homes fell. Three-story buildings showed damage to second story and at the top (this same phenomena caused by the wavelength of vertical waves moving upward through the building was observed in the Kobe, Japan quake of 1995). Wooden buildings fared better than stone. Apparently there were two epicenters for this event - one near Woodstock northwest of Charleston and the other due west of Charleston. Fissures were common in the ground and water extruded from cracks in some cases in high jets. Rails were bent. The quake was felt over an area of more than 1300  km - up to about 2 million square miles. Severe damage occurred at Savannah and Columbia, S.C. Some damage occurred at Augusta, Raleigh, N.C. and Wilmington, N.C. Also felt in Boston, MA, Milwaukee, Wis and Cuba. Felt strongly at New York City. An strong unnamed hurricane passed offshore Charleston on August 24, 1886.

 

8 31  0 40 36 1930  33.900 -118.600   0 5.2   So. California

 

In Santa Monica Bay, the event caused a cornice to fall and cracks in a  bluff. Damage also occurred to buildings at Los Angeles.

 

 8 31  2 51 48 1933  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 8 31  5  2 45 1934  73.000  -71.000   0 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 31 22 20 32 1954  39.720 -118.470   0 5.8   California/Nevada area

 8 31 23  0 18 1958  63.270 -144.230  26 5.9   Central Alaska

 8 31 17  2 45 1962  51.320 -179.750  37 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 23 20 19 1964  52.400 -170.700  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 23 55 23 1964  58.500 -154.800  12 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8 31  2 30 58 1973  61.079 -147.365  43 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 31 12  2 10 1975  57.254 -151.063  12 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 31  8 58 27 1977  51.510 -173.870   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 20 42 27 1979  54.387 -161.837  20 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 22 20  8 1983  53.538 -163.686  34 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 13 15 41 1984  66.170 -135.120  33 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 16 45 17 1988  31.816 -115.769   6 5.3   So. California

 8 31  8 20 55 1995  69.360 -147.151  35 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 20 47 21 1996  51.493 -178.218  44 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 30  0  0  0 1125  36.000  103.900   0 7.0   So. China

 8 30  0  0  0 1844  13.000  -61.000 150 7.0   Windward Islands

 8 30 21 50  0 1902  37.000   71.000 200 7.7   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt with intensity VII in Afghanistan.

 

 8 30  2 38 34 1906 -21.000  -70.000  60 7.2   Coast No. Chile

 8 30  4  7 15 1917  -7.500  128.000 100 7.8   Banda Sea

 

Felt in the Banda Sea.

 

 8 30  3  4 57 1924   8.500  126.500  60 7.3   Central Philippines

 

Maximum intensity VIII-IX at Suriagao and Agusan. At Butuan older buildings were damaged. The greatest damage occurred to churches. A number of light houses collapsed. On the Agusan River fissures and landslides occurred. Cracks appeared in the plains of th town of Butuan. Trees fell and cliffs tumbled along the Pacific Coast.

 

 8 30 11 38 12 1926  36.700   23.200 100 7.4   Aegean Sea

 8 30  4 22  9 1967  31.620  100.330   8 7.0   So. China

 

Strong shock in the Szechwan Province, China.  No felt information is available but considerable damage is likely.

 

 8 30 17 46  9 1970  52.380  151.597 645 7.2   Northern Kurils

 8 30 21 28 31 1986  45.000   25.700 140 7.4   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Maximum intensity VIII at Bucharest, Kishinev and Kagul in Romania. Two killed.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 30 22  8  0 1942  37.682 -113.065   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Near Cedar City, Utah. Bricks were fallen from chimneys and plaster fell.

 

 8 30  4 24 26 1956  53.800 -164.020  33 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  5 24 52 1956  40.700 -126.400  33 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 8 30 18 38 20 1958  27.600 -111.700  33 6.0   Gulf of California

 8 30 13 35 24 1962  42.035 -111.741   7 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

An earthquake in northern Utah with damage up to $1 million caused considerable damage in Cache County, Utah which was declared a disaster area. Damage to old buildings was considerable. At Richmond nine houses were condemned as well as one church. Most chimneys fell. Brick and timber buildings were damaged at Lewiston. A sugar mill sustained major damage when cement fell destroying the lower roofs. At Franklin schools had roof and plaster damage. Mudslides occurred and water damage was common. This is the most damaging shock ever recorded in the  East Cache Valley Fault of Utah.

 

 8 30 21  3 58 1964  29.200 -114.400  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 30 20 20 55 1966  61.340 -147.440  45 5.6   Central Alaska

 8 30 20 23 26 1966  61.230 -147.800 111 5.3   Central Alaska

 8 30  0 16 36 1970  52.047 -179.712  84 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  8 17 49 1976  59.839 -153.275 136 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 30  6 50 41 1977  63.062 -151.033 128 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 30 15 12 28 1977  51.530 -173.910  28 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30  4 17 22 1980  29.603 -113.483  15 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 30 13 30  6 1982  54.328 -161.470   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 30 12 28 40 1984  54.113 -133.639  10 5.5   British Colombia

 8 30  5 37  1 1989  51.770 -178.910  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 30 11 33 35 1998  50.987 -130.545   0 6.1   British Colombia

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 29  8  0  0 1471  45.700   26.600 150 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 8 29  0  0  0 1674  -1.700  -79.030   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Severe damage with intensity up to X at Quito, Chimborazo and Bolivar, Ecuador.

 

 8 29  5 43 54 1919  -2.500  127.000  60 7.0   Ceram area

 8 29 10 22 40 1945 -15.000  168.000  50 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 29 12  9 53 1941  41.000 -118.000   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 8 29  3 45 13 1943  34.266 -116.966  16 5.5   So. California

 

Located in the San Bernardino Mountains. Objects were overturned and pictures displaced at Lake Arrowhead and Seven Oaks.

 

 8 29 14 51 14 1961  52.400 -170.800  41 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 29 23 17 34 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 8 29 20 59 60 1977  51.570 -173.940  27 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 29  8 57 55 1980  30.211 -113.212  15 5.0   SW U.S.A

 8 29 10 10 31 1983  35.830 -121.353   8 5.3   Off So. California

 

Northwest of San Simeon near Ragged Point. Several buildings were damaged. Chimneys were cracked in Monterey, San Benito and San Luis Obispo Counties.

 

 8 29 22 12 11 1987  52.840 -168.892  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 29  4  2 43 1989  54.072 -163.219  15 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 29 18  1 11 2000  51.045 -177.487  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TOMORROW IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 28 15  0  0 1769  33.000  132.010   0 7.8   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Castles, houses, temples, shrines by the earthquake in the regions of Oita, Kitsuki, Nobeoka, Takanabe in Miyazaki Prefecture. A tsunami was generated along the coast from Oita to Kagoshima Prefectures.

 

 8 28  6 39 29 1916  30.000   81.000  60 7.7   Xizang

 8 28  7 27 00 1916  23.700  120.900  60 7.0   Taiwan

 

The Nantou Earthquake. 16-100 were killed, 159 injured. Considerable damage to buildings including 164 houses destroyed, 914 partially destroyed and 3931 damaged. May have been triggered by the M 7.7 in Xizang less than an hour earlier.

 

 8 28 22 19 40 1933 -59.500  -25.000   0 7.4   So. Sandwich Islands

 8 28 22 28 15 1946 -26.000  -63.000 580 7.2   Argentina

 8 28  6 50 17 1947  49.500  155.500  50 7.2   NE Pacific

 8 28  9 50 40 1973  18.267  -96.598  84 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage occurred in Puebla and Veracruz. More than 600 were killed and thousands injured and left homeless. Landslides were common especially in Puebla and Veracruz. Most buildings ar Ciudad Serdan were destroyed. A hospital and a 5-story building collapsed at Orizaba killing many. 15 miners were trapped in an Onyx mine when the roof collapsed. The main highway from Mexico City to Vera Cruz was cut in several places.

 

 8 28 15  1 59 1973  -0.200  -18.000  33 7.1   Central Mid-Atlantic

 

May have been triggered by the Event in Oaxaca earlier in the day.

 

 8 28 18 18 46 1992  -0.660  -13.510   8 7.3   No. of Ascension Isl

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 28 10 52 42 1952  55.600 -160.400   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 28 12  7 47 1959  63.400 -148.900  44 6.0   Central Alaska

 8 28 15 25 53 1967  50.300 -129.910  33 5.0   British Colombia

 8 28 16 20  7 1967  50.350 -129.830  33 5.0   British Colombia

 8 28 15 21  2 1972  51.290 -179.226  47 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  2 30 10 1976  52.539 -175.282 153 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 28 17 29 28 1976  50.909 -177.770  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  9  4 25 1981  61.738 -150.452  71 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 28 12 36 51 1981  52.440 -169.309  36 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  2  2 49 1990  52.290 -168.780  32 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 28  3 16 25 1995  44.130 -110.330   0 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Fishing Bridge, Grant Village and Yellowstone National Park, WY.

 

 8 28 10 46 12 1995  26.092 -110.284  12 6.9   Gulf of California

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 27 20 30  0 1886  37.000   21.200   0 8.4   No. Greece

 

Extremely strong earthquake in northern Greece which killed from 300 to 600 people and destroyed more than 1500 houses in Philiatra along. Maximum intensity was about X-XI at Philiatra and surroundings. More than 10000 were injured   in more than 300 villages and towns. Thousands were left homeless. The Charleston, South Carolina foreshock series began right after this event and the Charleston earthquake of Sept. 1, 1886 may have ultimately been triggered by effects from this event. The earthquake was one of the strongest ever recorded in Greece.

 

 8 27 21 56 20 1904  64.620 -148.230   0 7.8   Northern Alaska

 

Strong shock at Rampart, Alaska. Buildings swayed and cracked.

 

 8 27 15 27 17 1931  29.800   67.300  60 7.4   Pakistan

 8 27  7 12 22 1977  -8.100  125.300  25 7.0   Banda Sea

 

Two reported killed and 20 injured at Atauro.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 27 11  0  0 1833  37.700  -78.000   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

An earthquake in central Virginia with felt area from Norfolk to Lexington. Also felt at Baltimore, MD and in Washington D.C. Walls of buildings swayed at Lynchburg, VA and windows rattled. Residents were alarmed throughout the area.

 

 8 27 21 56 20 1904  64.620 -148.230   0 7.8   Northern Alaska

 

Strong shock at Rampart, Alaska. Buildings swayed and cracked.

 

 8 27 21 30 47 1949  53.050 -132.740   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8 27 11 27 50 1952  55.600 -160.400  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 13 34 53 1967  50.200 -130.000  24 5.1   British Colombia

 8 27 14  5 14 1971  51.444 -177.799  52 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27  0  7 28 1973  51.435 -178.312  66 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27  6 26 45 1973  51.730 -173.700  42 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 11 59  1 1982  51.387 -178.281  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 27  6 14 48 1988  54.400 -157.500   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 8 27  7  4 39 1988  31.201  -64.810  10 5.3   Off East Coast U.S.

 8 27 13 46 27 1995  52.000 -174.530  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 26  5 59 31 1906  -4.000  149.000  60 7.4   New Ireland

 8 26 19 50  1 1977 -59.400  -20.500  33 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

 

Not reported felt in the sparsely populated epicentral area.

 

 8 26 14 31 22 1979  19.066  122.096  15 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity IV at Aparri. Also felt at Vigan and Baguio, Luzon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 26 22 39 37 1949  54.670 -133.880   0 5.5   British Colombia

 8 26  4 39 27 1950  65.000 -162.000   0 6.5   Northern Alaska

 

Earthquake on the Seward Peninsula east of Nome. Felt by many. Some buildings swayed during the quake. Felt also at Wales and Shishmaref,

 

 8 26 10 27 40 1959  50.600 -130.470   0 5.7   British Colombia

 8 26 10 19 35 1966  67.100 -161.500   0 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 26 21 47 10 1973  51.170 -179.260  32 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 26  1 24 58 1999  58.153 -154.784  97 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Kodiak.

 

 8 26  9  2 52 2000  53.032 -174.770 218 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 25  9 44 42 1916 -21.000  -68.000 180 7.5   Argentina

 8 25  5 44 40 1926 -23.000  172.000  50 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 8 25  7 50 25 1933  31.800  103.500  60 7.4   So. China

 

Up to 10,000 killed in Sichuan, China. Extreme damage. (NEIC data).

 

 8 25  6  9 23 1948 -24.400  -64.600  50 7.0   Argentina

 

Five killed and injured in Salta Province, Argentina.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 25 21  0  0 1865  48.500 -123.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Near Vancouver Island, B.C. A strong shock felt principally on Olympic

Peninsula, WA.

 

 8 25  4 14 21 1949  52.200 -179.300   0 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 25  2 15 10 1950  49.520 -129.270   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 8 25 15 57 43 1956  31.500 -115.500  16 5.0   So. California

 8 25 17 41 57 1960  52.500 -169.200  22 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 25 20  7 41 1969  66.500 -145.800  50 5.1   Northern Alaska

 8 25 13 38 24 1980  59.883 -152.896 110 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 25 15  5 19 1982  60.093 -139.473  12 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 25  9  7 52 1996  51.597 -176.967  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

An unlocated earthquake occurred in Myanmar in the area of Thayetmyo and Prome where it was most severe. Also felt at Akyab and False Island. False Islands located southeast of Cheduba Island disappeared following the earthquake.

 

 8 24 16 30  0 1869 -19.600  -70.230   0 7.4   So. Peru/Bolivia

 8 24 20 59 54 1904  30.000  130.000  25 7.9   Kyushu, Japan area

 8 24 21 43 30 1928 -15.000  168.000 220 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 8 24 21 35 22 1931  30.300   67.800  60 7.0   Afghanistan

 8 24 22 50 27 1942 -15.000  -76.000  60 8.6   Central Peru

 

Thirty were killed along the coast of Peru with severe damage with intensity  up to IX.

 

 8 24 21 30 48 1959 -10.740  161.430   0 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Aftershocks of events on August 19 and 20, 1959.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 24  6  7 15 1949  43.500 -127.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 24 22 37 13 1949  52.780 -132.110   0 5.5   British Colombia

 8 24 17 45 34 1950  42.500 -126.000   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 24  5 51 32 1954  39.583 -118.450  10 6.8   California/Nevada area

 

Part of the Dixie Valley swarm of strong earthquakes during 1954. The mainshock of July 6 caused rupture which continued in this event. Vertical ground breakage occurred in the Carson Sink area. Damage occurred to buildings, roads and irrigation facilities. Estimated damage for this event was $91,000.

 

 8 24  5 57 46 1954  39.500 -118.500   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8 24 21 56 54 1964  58.400 -150.300  22 5.8   Southern Alaska

 8 24 13 12 21 1965  59.350 -145.880  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 24  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 24 10 41 12 1974  52.441 -168.271  40 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 22 18 55 1974  52.297 -168.314  37 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 15 46 28 1981  51.456 -178.319  59 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 24  4  9 15 1982  53.620 -165.497  28 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 13 36 29 1983  40.304 -124.663   9 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 8 24 21 45  1 1995  51.770 -173.830  34 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 24 17  5 40 1998  53.180 -169.093 193 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 23  0  0  0 1715 -16.800  -71.500  80 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Maximum intensity VII in Peru.

 

 8 23 21 12 13 1936   5.000   95.000  40 7.3   Nicobar Islands

 

Moderate damage in northern Indonesia with maximum intensity VIII at Banda Acer, Lhok Sukon and Lhoksemawe. At least 9 killed.

 

 8 23  6 35 21 1942  53.000  162.500  60 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 8 23 19 46  3 1965  16.300  -95.800  20 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Limited damage in Oaxaca, five killed. Major shock in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Felt over a large area. In Mexico City four were electrocuted by broken cables. One was dead in Oaxaca. Up to 30 homes were destroyed in Oaxaca and more than 9 villages were damaged. Large cracks occurred in buildings in Mexico City. Felt at Vera Cruz, Puebla and Cordoba.

 

 8 23  3 30  8 1976  32.500  104.200  33 7.1   So. China

 8 23  0 38 32 1978  10.204  -85.222  56 7.2   Nicaragua

 8 23  0 50 24 1978   9.888  -85.505  41 7.0   Costa Rica

 

Minor damage occurred at Santa Cruz. Felt strongly from San Jose to southern Nicaragua.

 

 8 23 12 41 56 1985  39.431   75.224   7 7.5   Northern India

 

At least 71 killed, 162 injured. About 85% of buildings were destroyed in the Wuqia and Shufu area left up to 15,000 homeless. Highways were cracked and  sandblows occurred in Wuqia County. Damage occurred at Kashi. Also felt in the USSR, Rawalpindi, Islanabad and Peshaway, Pakistan.

 

 8 23  7  6  3 1995  18.856  145.218 595 7.1   No. Marianas

 

Felt on Saipan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8 23 18  1 35 1931  40.200 -125.600   1 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

West of Cape Mendocino, California, this event broke the mantle of the Punta Gorda lighthouse and spilled mercury. Water spilled from outdoor containers at Garberville. Small objects overturned at Blocksburg.

 

 8 23  2 59  6 1949  55.080 -134.010   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8 23 19 37 33 1949  52.420 -131.870   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8 23 20 24 31 1949  52.690 -132.230   0 6.4   British Colombia

 

Strong aftershocks of the event of August 20-21. Most of these were felt in the same area as the mainshock.

 

 8 23 10  9  7 1952  34.516 -118.183  13 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in the Acton, CA area. Damage was slight at Amboy, Camarillo, Moorpark and Oxnard.

 

 8 23  0  0  0 1954  39.600 -118.500   0 6.8   California/Nevada area

 

Part of the Dixie Valley swarm of strong earthquakes during 1954. The mainshock of July 6 caused rupture which continued in this event. Vertical ground breakage occurred in the Carson Sink area. Damage occurred to buildings, roads and irrigation facilities. Estimated damage for this event was $91,000.

 

 8 23 15 32 39 1955  43.500 -127.400  33 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 23  8 40  0 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershock of the August 17 earthquake, this was felt in West Yellowstone.

 A landslide blocked the road at Selby Dam.

 

 8 23 19 29 13 1962  41.850 -124.333   2 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off the coast of Northern California near Crescent City. Damage occurred to chimneys, plaster and windows as far as Brookings, Oregon. Some Redwood trees were damaged by having tops lopped off.

 

 8 23  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.6   Alberta

 8 23  8 47 16 1972  58.227 -153.513  60 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 23  0  4 23 1980  54.845 -160.298  38 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 23  0 45 55 1980  55.030 -160.399  38 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 10 10 58 1985  51.400 -174.900   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 10 52 42 1985  52.900 -175.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 11  3 53 1985  51.400 -174.800   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 21 40  6 1987  42.914  -78.058   2 5.0   New York State

 8 23 15 20 43 1989  52.380 -168.230  40 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 17 36 48 1989  52.000 -167.200   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 20 25 22 1989  52.770 -168.220  27 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 14  1 12 1998  51.694 -175.378  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23  5 14  7 2000  51.298 -179.680  56 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 22 24  0  0 1715 -16.800  -71.500  80 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Maximum intensity VII in Peru.

 

 8 22 15  0  0 1782  35.040  139.010   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A landslide occurred at Hakone. More than 1000 houses were destroyed including the castle at Odawara. A tsunami was generated in the Sagami Bay which drowned many.

 

 

 8 22 18  0  0 1792  54.000  162.000  40 8.4   E. of Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated. The Raduga River wet dry and the  Avache Inlet was agitated. Some question regarding the tsunami.

 

 8 22 15  0  0 1856  41.000  142.025   0 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

An earthquake off Sanriku and Hachinohe. At least 100 houses collapsed. A tsunami was generated which drowned 26 and washed 93 houses away. The maximum

tsunami height was 5 meters at Tanohama. The water retreated for one mile stranding boats, but was shallower later. The 5th wave was the largest and water passed over the Isthmus of Funakoshi.

 

 8 22  3  1  0 1902  39.800   76.200  40 8.1   Northern India

 

Severe damage in the Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang area. Maximum intensity up to X. Up to 2500 were killed.

 

 8 22  6 51 35 1936  22.300  120.800  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

Hengchun Earthquake. At least 3 injured and 10 killed. Moderate damage.

 

 8 22  3 27 18 1940  53.000 -165.500  25 7.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  4  1 12 1949  53.620 -133.270   0 8.1   British Colombia

 

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada. Animals and people on Queen Charlotte Islands (Graham Island) were knocked down by the shaking. Chimneys fell and oil tanks collapsed in Terrace. Cars were moved about on  the road. At Delkatla, the bridge "writhed like a snake" and the ground was cracked. Horses in the epicentral area became restless up to an hour before the quake and could not be controlled. One crack across the Delkatla Slough was 50 feet long and 6 inches across and the bottom could not be located. Trees were felled in the epicentral area. At Prince George alarmed people ran into the steets. The event was felt from Portland, OR to Jaspar, Alberta, Canada. An area of more than 2 million square miles was affected. As the surface waves passed Ottawa more than 3500 km distant astronomers were unable to use telescopes as the shaking was too great. A surveyor in the Arctic reported he could not find his position as the cross hairs in his telescope could not be held steady.  Source: Seismic Activity in Canada west of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Dominion Observatory. (This publication gives the date as August 20 - 21st UT). A tsunami was generated.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 22  5  8  0 1905  36.800  -89.600   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Maximum intensity VI occurred in the Mississippi Valley at Memphis, TN. Felt in Evansville, Indiana. At St. Louis, MO a roof collapsed. Chimneys were thrown down and walls cracked at Sikeston, MO. Earthquake noises  accompanied the event.

 

 8 22 22 24  0 1907  57.000 -161.000 120 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  5 28 18 1914  44.000 -129.000   0 6.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 22 20 30 52 1935  73.250  -71.500   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 22  3 27 18 1940  53.000 -165.500  60 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Akutan. Felt at Dutch Harbor. At Unalaska buildings rocked and dishes rattled.

 

 8 22  4  1 12 1949  53.620 -133.270   0 8.1   British Colombia

 

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada. Animals and people on Queen Charlotte Islands (Graham Island) were knocked down by the shaking. Chimneys fell and oil tanks collapsed in Terrace. Cars were moved about on  the road. At Delkatla, the bridge "writhed like a snake" and the ground was cracked. Horses in the epicentral area became restless up to an hour before the quake and could not be controlled. One crack across the Delkatla Slough was 50 feet long and 6 inches across and the bottom could not be located. Trees were felled in the epicentral area. At Prince George alarmed people ran into the steets. The event was felt from Portland, OR to Jaspar, Alberta, Canada. An area of more than 2 million square miles was affected. As the surface waves passed Ottawa more than 3500 km distant astronomers were unable to use telescopes as the shaking was too great. A surveyor in the Arctic reported he could not find his position as the cross hairs in his telescope could not be held steady.  Source: Seismic Activity in Canada west of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Dominion Observatory. (This publication gives the date as August 20 - 21st UT). A tsunami was generated.

 

8 22 22 41 24 1952  35.333 -118.916  16 5.8   So. California

 

This earthquake at Bakersfield was felt with intensity VIII and damage to downtown Bakersfield totaled about $10 million. Two were killed and 35  injured. Many buildings weakened by the July 21 mainshock were further damaged. City Hall and the Kern County courthouse were abandoned. Damage also occurred to jails, churches and schools and to infrastructure. Chimneys fell and walls and windows cracked.

 

 8 22  9 27  2 1963  42.250 -126.550  10 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 22  3  3 21 1964  31.500 -114.300  15 5.3   SW U.S.A

 8 22 18 14 37 1973  57.067 -154.101  38 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 8 22  2  1 46 1976  59.997 -153.108 135 5.4   Southern Alaska

 8 22 15 23 21 1982  51.658 -176.784  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  9 46 29 1984  44.411 -114.129   1 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt over an area of 173,000 sq. km in Idaho, Montana and Oregon with epicenter and aftershocks near Challis, Idaho. Small objects overturned and fell,  hanging objects were misplaced, building and walls creaked and cracked and windows rattled. Some glassware broke.

 

 8 22  5 26 20 1988  52.452 -170.676  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  1  7 56 1991  50.970 -176.620  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22 12 20 38 1992  39.490  -70.440  33 5.5   Off East Coast U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 21 15  0  0 1718  35.030  137.090   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Strongly destructive in central Honshu, Japan especially at Yamashito, Shinano, Totomi and Mikawa. Intensity VIII-IX.

 

 8 21  5 38 36 1910 -17.000 -179.000 600 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 21 16 28 55 1911 -21.000 -176.000 300 7.3   Tonga Islands

 8 21 18  0 18 1946 -24.000 -177.000 100 7.0   Tonga Islands

 8 21 10 57 58 1951  19.500 -155.950   5 7.0   Hawaii

 

Moderate damage in Hawaii. This earthquake was destructive on the Kona coast. Cracks as wide as six inches occurred on the main coast highway. Boulders fell from the mountains causing heavy surf. Pictures fell off the walls at Napoopoo and Kealakekua. Churches fell in Hookena. Houses moved from foundations and stone walls were thrown down. Two persons were injured when a house collapsed at Kai Malino. Water was lost throughout most of the area due to collapsing water tanks. Telephone service was also out. A 12-foot tsunami was generated by a cliff falling into the ocean. This tsunami damaged a boat dock at Napoopoo. A landslide covered the Royal Burial grounds at Kapu o Keona. Many other landslides occurred.

 

 

 8 21 23 12 29 1989  22.900  123.900   0 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt throughout the Island of Taiwan. Also felt in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

 

 8 21 06 52 06 2001 -36.813 -179.575  33 7.1   East of North Island, New Zealand

 

Power was interrupted on North Island. Felt throughout much of North Island and as far south as Marlborough, South Island. Also felt on Raoul, Kermadec Islands.

 

 

 8 21 12 12 50 2003 -45.104  167.144  28 7.5   South Island, New Zealand

 

Minor Damage in Otago and Southland. Chimneys fell and walls were cracked

at Denedin, Invercargill and Te Anau. Hundreds of landslides were observed and damage occurred in Fiordland National Park. A small tsunami with maximum height 0.6 meters was observed in Jackson Bay in Westland. Strongly felt on South Island. Also felt on North Island and in Sydney New South Wales and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 21  4 20  0 1918  44.200  -70.600   0 5.7   New England

 

An earthquake in southern Maine caused chimneys to fall at Norway and South Paris. A change of water level occurred on Little Sebago Lake. The quakes was felt in Cumberland, Port Elizabeth, Bridgton, Lewiston and other towns in the vicinity.

 

 8 21 10 57 58 1951  19.500 -155.950   5 7.0   Hawaii

 

Moderate damage in Hawaii. This earthquake was destructive on the Kona coast. Cracks as wide as six inches occurred on the main coast highway. Boulders fell from the mountains causing heavy surf. Pictures fell off the walls at Napoopoo and Kealakekua. Churches fell in Hookena. Houses moved from foundations and stone walls were thrown down. Two persons were injured when a house collapsed at Kai Malino. Water was lost throughout most of the area due to collapsing water tanks. Telephone service was also out. A 12-foot tsunami was generated by a cliff falling into the ocean. This tsunami damaged a boat dock at Napoopoo. A landslide covered the Royal  Burial grounds at Kapu o Keona. Many other landslides occurred.

 

 8 21  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.0   Alberta

 8 21 23 40 30 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 8 21 22 43 39 1971  54.356 -162.449  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 22 19 22 1975  60.279 -151.093  53 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 21 19 20 37 1982  53.571 -163.646  38 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21  1 36 23 1991  54.190 -164.310  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21  1  2 18 1992  43.930 -128.344  20 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 21  1 46 38 1993  34.029 -116.321   9 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in Morongo Valleya and Yucca Valley with intensity V. Felt throughout

southern California from Los Angeles to Riverside and San Diego.

 

 8 21  8 54  5 1996  51.367 -178.268  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 20 12  0  0 1857  -5.300  -80.540  40 7.4   No. Peru

 8 20  9 53  0 1908  32.000   89.000  60 7.0   Xizang

 8 20 23 54 25 1927   5.000  -82.500  60 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 8 20 11 59 16 1937  14.500  121.500  60 7.5   Luzon, Philippines

 

The strongest earthquake in the Philippines since 1882 but the duration was too short to cause extensive damage. Manila and nearby provinces reported considerable damage and injuries. These included badly damaged office buildings, bridges, towers and  churches. A number of schools were extensively damaged. Water mains broke. In some buildings elevators jammed during the earthquake. A tsunami was generated  which caused damage at Quezon on the Calauag Bay. The water rose to high tide level in about 10 minutes. At Tayabas the sea wall was damaged as was the water system. Subsidence and liquefaction were common.

 

 8 20 15 25  4 1952  43.200 -126.500   0 7.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 20 23  9 10 1988  26.890   86.580  78 7.2   India

 

An earthquake along the Nepal-India border killed 721 while leaving nearly  65,000 buildings damaged. More than 6500 were injured in eastern Nepal. Maximum intensity was VIII. Liquefaction occurred in southern Nepal. Damage extended from Bihar, India to Darjiling and Sikkim. Felt in Delhi and Myanmar and Bangladesh.

 

 

 8 20  0  3  3 1990  43.400  143.700   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 8 20  6 40 56 1998  28.932  139.329 441 7.1   Bonin Islands

 

This deep focus earthquake was felt over a large area including as far north as Tokyo and Yokohama more than 500 km to the north. Maximum intensity occurred at III at Chichijima and Tateyama, Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 20 20  5 44 1927  41.000 -124.600   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located in the Humboldt Bay, this event caused chimneys to fall in Eureka and Arcata and cracked windows. Some cars went out of control. Ground cracks appears and moderate landslides occurred. Felt nearly 100 km from the epicenter including at Fortuna, Ferndale and Scotia.

 

 8 20  0 47  0 1934  37.000  -89.200   0 5.7   New Madrid area

 

Widely felt in the central U.S. including in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee  and especially at Rodney Missouri where chimneys were thrown down, plaster and windows cracked and objects fell off shelves.

 

 8 20  7 17 26 1939  54.000 -164.000  75 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong earthquake occurred in the Fox Islands and cracked plaster at Dutch Harbor. Also felt on ships in the harbor.

 

 8 20  1 44 55 1950  47.250 -113.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity VI in western Montana at Desert Mountain Lookout. Landslades were observed and well water muddied. Felt at Mud Lake Lookout and Niarada. Ranger towers swayed in the epicentral area.

 

 8 20 15 25  4 1952  43.200 -126.500   0 7.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8 20 19 11 27 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Hebgen Lake, Montana this event caused people to run from buildings.  A rockslide was observed near Hebgen Dam.

 

 8 20  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 20  9 37 14 1990  60.290 -151.490  95 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 20 12  2 37 1996  51.494 -178.408  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8 20 14 56 39 1998  51.663  175.123  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 15  7 38 1998  51.657  175.033  33 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 19 41 42 1998  51.647  175.309  33 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

Events were not reported felt.

 

 8 20 13 50 26 1999  44.785 -112.788  16 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt from Billings, Montana to Idaho Falls, Idaho and throughout southwestern Montana. Maximum intensity at Butte, Dell and Lima, Montana.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 19 12  7 27 1925  55.300  168.000  60 7.2   Near Islands

 8 19  5  9 50 1961 -10.800  -71.000 649 7.0   Central Peru

 

Felt at Arequipa, Peru.

 

 8 19  5 33 30 1961  36.017  136.767  17 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

This earthquake known as the Kita Mino earthquake occurred in an area known for destructive earthquakes. The epicenter was located in the Haku-San National Park. 9 killed and 36 injured most from falling rocks. The earthquake was  followed by many aftershocks. An unusual distribution of first motions for this earthquake does not follow the normal pattern and the nature of this shock is questionable. It is very likely that this is a classic example of a large shock triggered by a seismic wave from another strong earthquake. The timing between the Peru event and the succeeding Honshu quake is 23 min. 40 sec. The distance between these events is 144 degrees. A core reflection from Peru (PKS or SKP) would have arrived at the Honshu epicenter within  10-15 seconds of the initiation of the rupture in Japan. It seems likely that this phase initiated the deadly earthquake in Honshu.

 

 

 8 19 12 22 10 1966  39.170   41.560  26 7.1   Turkey

 

An earthquake at Varto Turkey was highly destructive and was felt over an area of more than 300,000 sq. km. affecting the region of Mus, Bingol and Erzurum.

A number of buildings collapsed at Erzurum. Maximum intensity was IX. At least 2520 were killed , 1.370 injured and 19,000 houses destroyed (most made from adobe). More than 100,000 were left homeless. A major aftershock occurred on Sept. 12 which left more dead and injured. Landslides and earthquakes were observed.

 

 8 19  6  8 55 1977 -11.085  118.464  33 8.0   So. of Indonesia

 

While this event occurred on the sea floor and the epicenter was far from land, it generated a tsunami which damaged many areas along the coast at Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Sumba. At Kuta-Bali one person was killed and 5 houses collapsed. 26 boats were damaged. In Lombok 20 were killed and 115 houses damaged. 132 boats were carried away or destroyed. In Sumbawa 134 were killed and about 1000 lost property including a school, 63 houses and a mosque. On the Island of Nusatenggara the quake and tsunami killed up to 161 people damaged 440 houses and left 467 boats missing or damaged. 5 school buildings collapsed. The maximum tsunami height was 10 meters at Sumbawa and was 6 meters in Northern Australia.

 

 

 8 19 15 59  2 1982   6.718  -82.680  10 7.0   Costa Rica

 

This event was felt throughout Costa Rica and Panama including at David and Panama City. Three people were injured.

 

 8 19  2  4 37 1992  42.142   73.575  27 7.5   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

More than 75 killed and many villages were destroyed. At least 8000 homes and buildings were destroyed. Landslides were common in the Susamyrtau Mountains. Structural damaged occurred throughout a large area of Kyrgyzstan. Liquefaction was observed in the region of Toluk.

 

 8 19 11 01 01 2002 -21.696 -179.513 580 7.7   Fiji Islands       

 8 19 11 08 24 2002 -23.884  178.495 675 7.7   South of the Fiji Islands      

 

Felt in the Auckland area, New Zealand. Also felt at Suva, Fiji. A strong aftershock sequence followed. This is very unusual for deep focus earthquakes.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 19 13 50 46 1948  63.000 -150.500 100 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage and Cordova. At Anchorage it was strongly felt. Light fixtures, furniture and venetian blinds swayed. Similar at Cordova.

 

 8 19 21 31 55 1957  51.200 -171.200  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8 19  4  4  2 1959  44.900 -111.633  10 6.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 19 19  6 29 1959  45.000 -111.400   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 19 19 43 48 1959  45.000 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershocks of the mainshock at 06:37 in Yellowstone. One or all these shocks caused additional slides in the Hebgen Lake area. Rescue workers were  endangered by falling boulders.

 

 8 19  4 56 24 1961  44.700 -122.500  33 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in northwestern Oregon felt from Lane County, Oregon to Cowlitz County, Washington. Felt and caused slight damage at Lebanon where chimneys fell, windows broke and traffic lights and signs fell. At Albany, Oregon plaster cracked.

 

 8 19 11 23 12 1966  53.590 -167.320  24 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.0   Alberta

 8 19 22 20 48 1971  62.600 -160.200 100 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 19 22 49 31 1979  47.640  -69.959  18 5.4   Maine

 

Felt in the St. Simeon area of southern Quebec with intensity V. Also felt at Lille, Maine and Saint Francis, Quebec.

 

 8 19 14 46 27 1982  52.305 -169.663  24 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  4 59 33 1983  60.138 -152.806  97 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 19  0 57 40 1992  50.502 -174.922  10 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak. Also felt at Atka.

 

 8 19  8 11 54 1993  51.579 -171.217  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  4 19 16 1996  51.451 -178.367  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 19  5 26 21 1998  52.578 -167.575  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 18  0 39 30 1909 -22.000  172.000 100 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 8 18 16 55 25 1919 -20.500 -178.500 300 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 18  9 53 41 1930 -55.000  -27.000  50 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

 8 18 14 21  4 1931  47.400   90.000   0 7.2   Mongolia

 8 18  1  7 34 1950  25.500   96.000   0 7.0   Myanmar

 8 18  4 42 26 1954 -21.200 -176.000 160 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 18 21 42 36 1957  50.030  156.180  60 7.2   Kamchatka

 8 18  6 37 15 1959  44.833 -111.083   0 7.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

One of the most powerful historical earthquakes in the Yellowstone area. This event is referred to as the Hebgen Lake earthquake. A great and disastrous avalanche occurred on the south wall of the Madison River Canyon forming a barrier that blocked the gorge and flow of the lake and created a lake 175 feet deep. 28 were killed in this and other nearby slides. Fault scarps occurred up to 21 feet high near Red Canyon Creek. Homes in Hebgen Lake were badly damaged. Many roadways were damaged with total coast up to $11 million U.S. Dollars. The strongest intensity was VIII in northern Yellowstone Park. New geysers formed and hot springs became muddy. Minor damage was observed from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Felt throughout western U.S. from Seattle, Washington to Rapid City, So. Dakota on the east and from Elko, Nevada to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

 8 18 10 44 13 1974 -38.453  -73.431  36 7.1   Central Chile

 

Slight Damage was observed at Valdivia and La Union, Chile.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 18 10 59  0 1908  40.830 -124.170   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Houses cracked an chimneys toppled at Eureka and Freshwater north of Eureka. Fissures occurred in soft ground.

 

 8 18 21 12  0 1912  36.500 -111.500   0 5.7   Utah area

 

This earthquake occurred northeast of Williams, Arizona and was felt over an area of radius 250-300 miles from New Mexico to Utah. Many houses were damaged in the area. Rockslides were common. An earth crack occurred to the north of San Francisco Range more than 50 miles long.

 

 8 18 14  5  0 1915  48.530 -121.430   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt from Seattle to Victoria and Laurier. Also felt in British Columbia and northwestern Washington.

 

 8 18  5 12 15 1922  35.750 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Earthquake in the Cholame region, a sparsely settled area of the San Andreas Rift zone. Intensity was fairly feeble.

 

 8 18 20 22 49 1932  49.000 -129.000   0 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8 18 21 55 24 1942  38.600 -118.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake was felt for an area of about 7000 sq miles around Hawthorne, NV. From Fallon to Dyer Nevada and to Bridgeport, CA on the west. Maximum intensity VI at Mason, NV. Scales moved on a counter.

 

 8 18 19 12  2 1948  40.370 -124.330   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Light shock felt by many at Eureka. Buildings creaked and objects shifted. Slight swaying  of buildings and trees. Felt throughout the northern California coastline.

 

 8 18  6  0 52 1958  30.500 -114.000   0 5.2   SW U.S.A

 8 18  6 37 15 1959  44.833 -111.083   0 7.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

One of the most powerful historical earthquakes in the Yellowstone area.  This event is referred to as the Hebgen Lake earthquake. A great and disastrous avalanche occurred on the south wall of the Madison River Canyon forming a barrier that blocked the gorge and flow of the lake and created a lake 175 feet deep. 28 were killed in this and other nearby slides. Fault scarps occurred up to 21 feet high near Red Canyon Creek. Homes in Hebgen Lake were badly damaged. Many roadways were damaged with total coast up to $11 million U.S. Dollars. The strongest intensity was VIII in northern Yellowstone Park. New geysers formed and hot springs became muddy. Minor damage was observed from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Felt throughout western U.S. from Seattle, Washington to Rapid City, So. Dakota on the east and from Elko, Nevada to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

 8 18  7 56 18 1959  45.000 -110.500  10 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18  8 41 48 1959  44.900 -110.800  10 6.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18 11  3 52 1959  44.800 -111.100   0 5.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18 15 26  6 1959  44.883 -110.743  10 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershocks of the mainshock at 06:37 in Yellowstone. One or all these shocks caused additional slides in the Hebgen Lake area. Rescue workers were  endangered by falling boulders.

 

 8 18 16 43 55 1962  62.290 -152.470  36 6.1   Central Alaska

 8 18 17 46 15 1962  62.250 -152.430  37 6.4   Central Alaska

 

This shock woke many at Moose Pass and Palmer. Trees and bushes shook, small  objects shifted.

 

 8 18 18 43 16 1963  50.300 -176.900  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  2 13 37 1964  40.200 -125.600  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 8 18 16 48  8 1965  52.760 -176.270 175 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  1 39 30 1969  25.090 -109.150  73 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 18  2 57 43 1969  25.245 -109.798  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 18  7  0  2 1969  25.079 -108.934  33 5.4   Gulf of California

 8 18 23 21 34 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 8 18 17 52  6 1970  60.700 -145.384  16 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage and Cordova. Also felt at Palmer.

 

 8 18 14 56 42 1975  57.362 -150.219  24 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8 18 18 52 28 1978  59.893 -153.570 117 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Cracks appeared in plasterboard, cinderblock and small objects shifted at Clam Gulch. Al felt at Anchorage and Fairbanks. Felt with intensity VI.

 

 8 18 13 27 54 1981  65.840  -89.890  18 5.1   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 8 18  0  5 44 1982  52.897 -163.583   9 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  9 18  8 1995  53.580 -163.642  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  1  6 19 1999  37.907 -122.686   7 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity V at Bolinas and San Francisco. Felt along the  Central California coast from Annapolis to Santa Cruz on the south.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 17  0 10 47 1906  50.770  179.730   0 8.0   Rat Islands

 

This earthquake was not well located at the time but was relocated at a later date. Dynamic S-waves from this earthquake were probably instrumental in triggering the earthquake in Chile 30 minutes later which was damaging and deadly.

 

 8 17  0 40  0 1906 -33.000  -72.000  60 8.6   Central Chile

 

Known as the great Valparaiso Earthquake. This was the first fully  documented Chilean quake from the modern point of view. The epicenter was near Valparaiso and maximum intensity IX-X extended to the north for several hundred km in which area considerable damage occurred (from Papudo and eastward to Tiltil and Melipilla. Santiago felt the quake with intensity VIII. Two ships offshore were damaged by the seaquake (shaking at sea from an earthquake). On the S.S. Thuringa gangway plates were thrown in the air and damage and leaking from the hull was found. A 50-ton crane fell over and narrowly missed the docked ship. On the S.S. Varda it was feared the ship would break in two and lifeboats were released. Pipes broke and water flooded the engine room but the anchor was not lost. The lower part of Valparaiso was largely destroyed probably due to its location on landfill. A fire followed and destroyed much of the city built on hillsides. A tsunami followed with maximum amplitude of 2-3 feet. A tsunami in Japan was probably the result of the Andreanof Islands earthquake which occurred half an hour earlier. Coastal uplift occurred up to about 1 meter especially at Valparaiso but the uplift was not permanent and later subsided. Felt throughout much of South America from off the eastern Seaboard (aboard a ship off the Atlantic coast of Patagonia) to  Buenos Aires, the Juan Fernandez Islands and Peru.

 

 8 17 17 27 54 1907  52.000  157.000 120 7.2   Kamchatka

 8 17 10 32  0 1908 -60.000  -40.000  60 7.4   So. So. America

 8 17  1 44 42 1935 -22.500  171.000 120 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 8 17 18 34 13 1949  43.500  146.200  75 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

No damage reported. Felt in eastern Hokkaido.

 

 8 17 18 44 20 1949  39.570   40.620  40 7.0   Turkey

 

Aga Kevy was destroyed in the area of eastern Turkey. Very destructive at Erzurum, Karlilova and Bingel. Also damaged homes and offices at Cat and Kigl. Up to 320 were killed. Maximum intensity X. May have been triggered by the Hokkaido earthquake 10 minutes earlier.

 

 8 17 16  2  7 1952  30.500   91.500  60 7.5   Xizang

 

In eastern Tibet. 850 buildings destroyed in Pongolo and Tanpu. 55 killed, 157 injured.

 

 8 17 21  4 43 1959  -7.800  156.300   0 7.2   Solomon Islands

 

Damage occurred on the Solomon Islands. Particular damage occurred on the islands of Choiseul and the New Georgia Islands.

 

 8 17 21 16 33 1961  46.370  149.440 160 7.0   So. Kurils

 8 17 20 14 59 1969  25.015 -109.527  33 7.2   Gulf of California

 8 17 23 44  6 1972  -5.962  152.902  10 7.1   New Britain

 

Felt with maximum intensity of V at Rabaul and Palmalmal. A tsunami was generated which had maximum amplitude of two feet at Pomino on southeast New Britain.

 

 8 17  4 19 27 1976   7.200  122.900  22 7.2   Celebes Sea

 

Aftershock of strong and damaging earthquake in Mindanao on Aug. 16 which left up to 6000 dead and 90,000 homeless. Additional damage was reported but was mixed with the damage from Aug. 16. Following is a summary of that event.

 

This earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines occurred about 1000 km south of Manila. The quake killed more than 1,200 leaving thousands homeless. Many government and private buildings and bridges collapsed or suffered extensive damage. The province of Lanao del Sur was the hardest hit. More than 175 were killed in Balabagan town. In Paraadian City 30 were killed and more than 100 families left homeless. At Davao nearly 1000 were reported killed in collapsed houses and buildings. Damage was also extensive at Cotabato City. Notre Dame University was extensively damaged. The quake was followed by a strong tsunami with maximum amplitude up to 15 feet at Lanao del Sur. This tsunami and swept many out to sea while destroying wharves and housing. Liquefaction was common and subsidence caused a market in Lebak to  sink half a foot. Ground water changes were common.

 

 8 17 10 55 54 1983  55.867  161.287  63 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 8 17 22 17 15 1991  41.821 -125.397  14 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Klamath, Oregon. Also felt as far as Sacramento and Eugene, Oregon. The third of a set of earthquakes off the coast of northern Oregon from Aug. 15-17, 1991.

 

 8 17  0  1 39 1999  40.748   29.864  17 7.8   Izmit, Turkey  

 

At least 17,000 were killed and 50,000 injured from this earthquake which left more than 500,000 homeless and thousands missing. Estimated cost was $7 billion (U.S. Dollars). Severe damage from Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakryna Provinces of Turkey. Damage occurred to homes, public buildings and mosques. Liquefaction was common and large sections of several cities were inundated and subsided. Part of the motorway between Istanbul and Ankara buckled causing cars to crash into each other. Up to 5 meters of displacement occurred along the North Anatolian Fault. A tsunami was generated which caused additional damage in many areas around the Marmara Sea.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 17 15  0  0 1865  36.000  -89.500   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Earthquake in southeastern Missouri also felt in Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi. Furniture rocked in St. Louis. Homes cracked. At New Madrid objects fell from shelves and chimneys were damaged. Water waves formed on the Mississippi River. The earth appears to roll in waves in swampy areas.

 

 8 17 11 30  0 1896  36.800 -118.100   0 6.4   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake occurred near Independence on the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada. Many adobe houses crumbled. Plaster and clocks were damaged as far away as Bakersfield.

 

 8 17  9  8 35 1958  51.400 -176.200  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 13 16 15 1965  51.760 -175.310  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 22 42  9 1967  59.410 -151.410  52 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 17  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 17 20 13  8 1969  25.277 -109.188  33 5.7   Gulf of California

 8 17 20 14 59 1969  25.015 -109.527  33 7.2   Gulf of California

 8 17 20 27 25 1969  25.352 -109.170  18 5.4   Gulf of California

 8 17 22 20 42 1969  25.119 -109.702  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 17 16 48 31 1977  51.867 -175.342  57 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 10  1 21 1984  54.720 -157.920  43 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 8 17  1 28 45 1990  52.570 -167.680  35 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 17  1 55 36 1990  52.660 -167.670  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 19 29 40 1991  40.235 -124.348  12 6.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage occurred with intensity VII at Honeydew, CA. Landslides occurred in Petrolia area. Felt from Oregon to San Francisco.

 

 8 17 22 17 15 1991  41.821 -125.397  14 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Klamath, Oregon. Also felt as far as Sacramento and Eugene, Oregon. The third of a set of earthquakes off the coast of northern Oregon from Aug. 15-17, 1991.

 

 8 17 20 41 52 1992  34.195 -116.862  12 5.3   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Angelus and Lake Arrowhead. Also felt at Big Bear City. Felt throughout much of So. California. Landslides occurred in the  Big Bear Lake area.

 

 8 17 22 39 59 1995  35.776 -117.662   6 5.4   So. California

 

Slight damage occurred in Ridgecrest. Felt with maximum intensity V. Felt from Los Angeles to Bishop, Fresno and Las Vegas, NV.

 

 8 17  6  6 39 1998  57.481 -153.984  38 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Old Harbor and at Kodiak with intensity III.

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 16  0  0  0 1739  40.700  142.300   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage at Sanriku and Mutsu.

 

 8 16  6 40  0 1868   0.310  -78.180   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Strong earthquake following the great earthquakes in Chile on Aug. 13 and 14, 1868 (possible triggered). Destructive at Tulcan in the Province of Carchi in Ecuador and in the region of southern Colombia. At Tulcan 32 were killed and the entire city was ruined. Followed on August 16 and 17 by a second and third destructive earthquake in Colombia. Up to 70,000 were killed in this series of events.

 

 8 16  7 54  0 1897  39.000  143.000  60 7.9   So. of Honshu

 8 16  6 58  0 1909  10.000  -84.300  60 7.1   Honduras

 8 16 22 41 18 1911   7.000  137.000  60 8.1   Caroline Islands

 8 16  4 27 50 1938  23.500   94.300  60 7.2   Myanmar

 8 16 11 47  4 1955  -6.200  155.000 192 7.0   Solomon Islands

 8 16 16 11  7 1976   6.262  124.023  33 7.9   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines occurred about 1000 km south of  Manila. The quake killed more than 1,200 leaving thousands homeless. Many government and private buildings and bridges collapsed or suffered extensive damage. The province of Lanao del Sur was the hardest hit. More than 175 were killed in Balabagan town. In Paraadian City 30 were killed and more than 100 families left homeless. At Davao nearly 1000 were reported killed in collapsed houses and buildings. Damage was also extensive at Cotabato City. Notre Dame University was extensively damaged. The quake was followed by a strong tsunami with maximum amplitude up to 15 feet at Lanao del Sur. This tsunami and swept many out to sea while destroying wharves and housing. Liquefaction was common and subsidence caused a market in Lebak to sink half a foot. Ground water changes were common.

 

 8 16 10 27 30 1995  -5.700  154.060  37 7.8   New Britain

 

Minor damage occurred in the epicentral area. Landslides blocked roads. Felt  strongly on Shortland Island. A tsunami was generated with maximum wave heights of 55 cm at Rabaul, New Britain.

 

 8 16 23 10 24 1995  -5.771  154.347  33 7.2   New Britain

 

Felt throughout the Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8 16 11 40 22 1931  30.500 -104.580   1 6.4   SW U.S.A

 

This was the largest historical recorded in Texas. Severe damage was located in the Valentine area where wooden buildings were extensive damaged and chimneys fell. Walls of adobe buildings and of concrete and brick walls were also collapsed. Landslides were common and well water and springs were muddied throughout the area. Felt in Oklahoma, New Mexico and northern Mexico.

 

 8 16 13 17 54 1958  51.430 -176.110   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.2   Alberta

 8 16 12 16 58 1973  51.317 -176.645  24 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

 8 16 12 36 28 1973  51.302 -176.639  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 16 14 25 33 1973  51.379 -176.587  46 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 16  9 41 31 1974  51.421 -177.846  43 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 8 16  5 11 37 1976  51.158 -178.232  17 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 20 58 21 1982  51.783 -174.057  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 10  1  9 1988  51.167 -178.176  28 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 21 20 32 1991  52.090 -171.110  90 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 22 26 17 1991  41.697 -125.385  10 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

The first in a series of strong earthquakes off the coast of California which continued with events of M 6.2 and 7.1 on August 17. Felt with intensity V at Redway and Trinidad. Felt from northern California to Oregon.

 

 8 16 14 44 59 1993  51.500 -178.600  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 17 19 17 1995  51.475 -176.716  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 15  0  0  0 1582 -12.200  -77.600  30 7.8   Central Peru

 

Offshore. No damage was been found reported.

 

 8 15 20  0  0 1868   0.727  -77.887  18 7.0   Colombia

 

Strong earthquake following the great earthquakes in Chile on Aug. 13 and 14,

1868 (possible triggered). Destructive at Tulcan in the Province of Carchi in Ecuador and in the region of southern Colombia. At Tulcan 32 were killed and the entire city was ruined. Followed on August 16 and 17 by a second and third destructive earthquake in Colombia. Up to 70,000 were killed in this series of events.

 

 8 15 12 48  0 1880 -31.620  -71.180   0 7.7   Central Chile

 

Known as the Illapel earthquake. Two were killed and many buildings destroyed in Illapel. Petorca was also damaged. Damage occurred throughout central Chile including Valparaiso and Santiago. Submarine cable breaks occurred. Landslides occurred in the Illapel area. The epicenter is uncertain - could be onshore or offshore.

 

 8 15 12 18  0 1897  18.000  120.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Clocks stopped at Manila. At Yigan offices were damaged and part of an arcade fell. Furniture was overturned. Several houses were damaged and were demolished.

 

 8 15 12 18 22 1918   5.500  123.000  60 8.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 8 15 17 30 11 1918   5.500  126.000  60 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

At Southern Cotabato all houses were destroyed or badly shaken. Ground cracks and landslides were common. The landslides killed 50 near Sarangani Bay.

The earthquake killed more than 102 and reached maximum intensity X. A tsunami was generated which reached maximum height around 24 feet. This tsunami killed people and animals near Port Lebak to Glan. At least 46 were killed. At Glan all native boats were destroyed and many houses destroyed by the 18-foot tsunami. The tsunami also destroyed all low lying crops and a large number of domestic animals.

 

 8 15 14  9 34 1950  28.400   96.700   0 8.7   Myanmar

 

This earthquake was one of the strongest in the 20th century. It is often referred to as the "Upper Assam Earthquake of 1950" or as the "Arunachal Pradesh, India" earthquake. The quake was felt throughout Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar and was damaging for more than 4.5 million square miles. Devastation in Upper Assam area included damage and loss of life over 15,000 square miles. Fissures emitted water and sand. Liquefaction was widespread. Vast areas of land either elevated or subsided and water changes occurred. Landslides dammed tributaries of the Bramaputra River which later breached with serious flooding. Many forest areas were leveled by landslides and shaking. 1526 deaths were recorded and more than 70 villages were destroyed. A dam broke after 7 days releasing a 7-foot wave which submerged more villages and killed 532 people. Loud explosive noises accompanied the quake near the epicenter up to 750 miles away. Seiche was observed in England and Norway. The earthquake was caused by slippage on the Po Chu Fault on the Xinjiang/India border. Aftershocks occurred for more than 500 km along the Himalayas.

 

 8 15 22 29 21 1958   1.700  125.000 197 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 8 15  8 57  8 1959  22.040  121.150   0 7.0   Taiwan

 

This event killed 16 and injured 63. Up to 1500 houses were damaged in southern Taiwan especially at Heng-chung and Ping-tung. More than 6000 people were homeless. Only a few concrete buildings were left standing.

 

 8 15 17 25  6 1963 -13.800  -69.300 543 7.8   Central Peru

 

A strong earthquake east of the Andes. This shock was felt over a very large area which is common of deep earthquakes in this area. Felt in Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Landslides and cracks occurred in the La Paz area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 15 12 15  0 1916  41.000 -117.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 8 15 17 56 24 1945  33.216 -116.133  16 5.7   So. California

 

Slight damage to power lines and plaster occurred at Borrego Valley.

 

 8 15 12 25 59 1961  59.100 -136.900   0 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 8 15  3 51  0 1964  48.200  -80.000   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 8 15  6  7 29 1965  37.220  -89.300   2 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake in southern Illinois was felt at Tamms with intensity V. Also felt at Unity with intensity V.

 

 8 15 13 36 25 1966  60.310 -146.030  17 5.3   Central Alaska

 8 15 10 56 13 1972  56.252 -135.495  21 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Gustavus where trees and bushes shook. Woke many but did not damage.

 

 8 15 10 30 55 1981  56.348 -156.855  37 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 8 15 23 27 54 1991  52.823 -170.789 105 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 14 15  0  0 1331  33.070  135.020   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake off Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture triggered a tsunami observed at Genko Island. The tsunami caused the sea first to recede and then to agitate. About 20 ha were uplifted and upheavals occurred at Senrigahama (Minabe-machi).

 

 8 14  2  0  0 1868 -18.500  -71.000   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was one of the most widely investigated earthquakes in South America. Damage occurred throughout southern Peru and northern Chile from Guayaquil  on the north to Valparaiso on the south. About 150 were killed in Moquequa alone and 3000 in the region of Arequipa but the total number of deaths ranged from several hundred to an estimated 40,000. Many of the dead were killed by the tsunami while seeking protection from the earthquake at sea walls. Arequipa, Moquegua, Mollendo, Ilo and Arica and other villages and towns in the area were largely destroyed. A tsunami was generated which was observed throughout the Pacific Ocean and did damage in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California and Japan.  At Isla, Peru the sea withdrew suddenly and after a delay of 20 minutes in Arica the first wave reach with maximum height up to 17 meters. This tsunami destroyed what was left of Arica. The third or fourth wave was the highest and was described as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. This wave carried several ships as much as three miles inland where they lay for more than 50 years afterwards. A series of foreshocks preceded the earthquake. Cracks formed near Arica which were 5-8 cm wide and issued flows of mud, water and asphyxiating gasses. The air was charged with electricity such that sparks were observed when fingers were run through dry hair. Earthquake lights were observed throughout the Andes as moving balls of light. Waves could be seen passing over the surface of the earth.

 

 8 14 18  2  0 1924  36.200  141.600  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 8 14  4 39 32 1932  26.000   95.500 120 7.0   Myanmar

 

This was a destructive earthquake in the epicentral region. Some damage was also reported over eastern part of northern Assam. Felt over Assam and north and east Bengal.

 

 8 14 22 51 24 1950 -27.300  -62.500 630 7.2   Argentina

 8 14 22 14 19 1968   0.163  119.785  23 7.4   Malaysia

 

This violent earthquake occurred on the west coast of the Celebes. Damage and at least 99 deaths occurred along the coast at Tambu, north of Donggala and at Mapaga and Dampele. Part of the MindanaoManimbaja Bay in the Celebes subsided by up to 3 meters while the island of Tuguan uplifted. A tsunamis was generated which drowned more than 200 and destroyed 700 houses. The wave had  highest amplitude up to 10 meters and inundated up to 300 meters inland.

 

 8 14 14 19  4 1969  43.310  147.510  46 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Part of a strong sequence in the Hokkaido area which began on Aug. 11 with M

7.9.

 

 8 14 19 39 14 1986   1.795  126.519  33 7.4   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum magnitude up to IV at Manado, Sulawesi. Also felt in Mindanao, Philippines.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 14 19  3 30 1929  43.000 -130.000   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 14 16 12  3 1931  52.500 -168.000  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 11  7 23 1944  59.000 -155.000 100 6.2   Southern Alaska

 8 14 14 55 12 1958  51.590 -175.390   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 13 13 57 1965  37.230  -89.310   1 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake was felt in southwestern Illinois and knocked down chimneys, cracked walls, and knocked items from shelves. Well water was muddied at Tamms. Very loud earth noises accompanied the quake. Maximum intensity was V at Unity, Illinois. A second event occurred in the same area on August 15 with intensity V.

 

 8 14  3 39 34 1970  64.900 -147.800  19 5.6   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area.

 

 8 14  5 34 54 1974  51.487 -178.169  51 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 8 14  1  2  9 1984  61.798 -148.986  15 6.1   Central Alaska

 

Windows were shattered and dishes broke at Palmer, Willow and Sutton. Buildings shook and people had difficulty standing. Damage included many items knocked from shelves. Landslides covered portions of several highways.

 

 8 14 17 39 32 1987  53.416 -169.113 118 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 8 14 20  3  4 1988  39.128 -110.869   9 5.4   Utah area

 

Earthquake near Clawson, Utah. It was felt over a wide area and caused minor property damage. Bricks and chimneys fell. Damage included broken windows, plaster and drywall cracking and brick wall damage. Many rockfalls occurred near the epicenter. Ground cracks and liquefaction occurred up to 4 km from the epicenter. Sand boils were also observed. Water in springs as far as  40 km from the epicenter changed flow patterns. Felt from Golden, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico up to 500 km from the epicenter.

 

 8 14 15  6 59 1990  32.036 -112.935   5 5.4   SW U.S.A

 8 14 19 45 28 1990  51.420 -179.060  34 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 14  0 53 49 1991  52.000 -159.000   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8 14 10 54  8 1991  54.850 -160.780  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 12 53 26 1991  54.330 -169.350 280 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 20 44 19 1991  63.175 -151.022  12 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 13 20 45  0 1868 -18.500  -70.350   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was one of the most widely investigated earthquakes in South America. Damage occurred throughout southern Peru and northern Chile from Guayaquil  on the north to Valparaiso on the south. About 150 were killed in Moquequa alone and 3000 in the region of Arequipa but the total number of deaths ranged from several hundred to an estimated 40,000. Many of the dead were killed by the tsunami while seeking protection from the earthquake at sea walls. Arequipa, Moquegua, Mollendo, Ilo and Arica and other villages and towns in the area were largely destroyed. A tsunami was generated which was observed throughout the Pacific Ocean and did damage in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California and Japan. At Isla,Peru the sea withdrew suddenly and after a delay of 20 minutes in Arica the first wave reach with maximum height up to 17 meters. This tsunami destroyed what was left of Arica. The third or fourth wave was the highest and was described as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. This wave carried several ships as much as three miles inland where they lay for more than 50 years afterwards. A series of foreshocks preceded the earthquake. Cracks formed near Arica which were 5-8 cm wide and issued flows of mud, water and asphyxiating gasses. The air was charged with electricity such that sparks were observed when fingers were run through dry hair. Earthquake lights were observed throughout the Andes as moving balls of light. Waves could be seen passing over the surface of the earth.

 

 8 13  4 25 42 1913  -5.500  105.000  75 7.2   So. of Java

 8 13 12 40 32 1965 -15.900  166.800  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 13  8 22 28 1944  50.130 -130.460   0 5.8   British Colombia

 8 13 20 12 59 1958  50.590 -177.750   0 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  3 26 45 1963  55.000 -156.400  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 8 13 16 44 23 1967  43.500 -126.950  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 13  3 46 20 1974  51.525 -178.112  52 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13 22 54 52 1978  34.402 -119.663   9 5.4   So. California

 

This earthquake near Goleta and Santa Barbara injured 65 and caused damage worth about $12 million. The most severe damaged occurred in Santa Barbara where nine buildings were extensively cracked at the University of  California branch. Lighter damage also occurred throughout the region  (light fixtures, plaster etc.). Buildings around Santa Barbara were extensively damaged included cracks, collapsed roofs, failure of foundations and chimneys. Overpasses on highway 101 sustained damage. A freight train derailed west of Goleta. Rockslides were common. Felt over most of  southern California.

 

 8 13  2 17 52 1980  53.690 -163.380   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  1 19 51 1987  51.279 -178.232  13 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13 18 43 53 1988  60.180 -147.010  33 5.4   Central Alaska

 8 13 23  4 20 1990  60.111 -151.985  84 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 13  6 16 52 1998  53.224  171.026  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  0 30 28 1999  52.050 -169.453  32 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  3  0 29 1999  52.094 -169.488  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  7 56 40 1999  52.037 -169.502  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

These Fox Islands events were not reported felt.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 12 15  0  0 1185  35.000  135.080   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt strongly at Kyoto, Japan (Milne - A catalog of Destructive Earthquakes A.D. 7 to A.D. 1899)

 

 8 12  2  7 27 1939 -16.300  168.500 180 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8 12  9 23 51 1953  38.700   20.900   0 7.2   No. Greece

 

This earthquake occurred in Kegallinia, Greece and killed 455. More than 27,000 houses were destroyed at Kefallinia and Zakinthos. Damage also occurred on mainland Greece and in southern Italy.

 

 8 12  5  3 27 1969  43.670  148.210  44 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage in the Shikotan, Hokkaido area. Felt from Tokyo to Hokkaido with maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated which caused some damage to  planted sea weed on Shikotan. Maximum tsunami height was 2.6 meters at Nemuro but it was also observed at Wake Island and Hawaii (43 cm). Also observed in the Aleutian Islands. A rapid sequence of events followed with many earthquakes of M>6 (at least 20) in the next three weeks.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 12 11 24 49 1929  42.910  -78.400   9 5.8   New York State

 

This earthquake occurred in the region of eastern Attica. At Attica more than 250 chimneys were thrown down and several brick buildings were damaged. Monuments were knocked down in cemeteries and a reservoir developed a crack and drained dry. Chimneys also fell in Batavia and Warsaw. Felt in New Hampshire, Michigan, Maryland and Ontario.

 

 8 12  3 23 57 1932  52.250 -169.000  25 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 20 17  1 1966  52.670 -161.530  32 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 10 41 14 1970  51.480 -179.270  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 12  9 42  6 1972  50.972 -179.273  17 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 12 12 34 21 1972  53.750 -164.680  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 14 44 28 1980  59.980 -152.845 110 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 12  0 24 48 1984  50.240 -129.989  10 5.0   British Colombia

 8 12  1 57  2 1988  53.098 -167.053  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 18 49  4 1993  51.760 -176.090  46 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 14 10 25 1998  36.755 -121.464   9 5.4   Central California

 

Two people were injured in Santa Cruz County. Damage occurred to a church in San Jan Bautista and to several mobile homes and highways in San Benito County. A number of items fell from shelves in many counties of central California.

 

 8 12  8 20 39 1999  50.881 -171.885  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10  0  0  0 1901  40.500  141.500   0 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8 10 11 36 15 1927  -1.000  131.000  60 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 8 10 21 18 30 1931  46.500   90.500  35 7.9   Mongolia

 

Felt with intensity IX in Xinjiang, China - also at Weiwoet and Zizhiqu Province. Damage was limited up to 11 were killed.

 

 8 10  2  2  6 1938  -0.310  -78.420   0 7.2   Ecuador

 

Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X at Alangasi, Sangolqui ant Tingo-Pichincha.

 

 8 10  2  7  4 1968   1.423  126.222  33 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This event followed a strong destructive earthquake in central Philippines on Aug. 2, 1968. Very strong earthquake caused damage at Manado, Celebes. There was a very energetic aftershock sequence of which five were of M>=6.0.

 

 

 8 10  4 38 26 1988 -10.366  160.819  34 7.4   Solomon Islands

 

One person was killed and several hundred injured in this event. A tsunami was generated which affected up to 13 villages and destroyed 100 homes in the San Cristobal area. The tsunami inundated up to 100 meters. The tsunami had peak height of more than 1 meter. The quake was felt throughout the Solomon Islands from Guadalcanal to Malaita.

 

 8 10  0 51 53 1993 -45.277  166.927  28 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

The epicenter of this earthquake was about 150 km south of Queensland in

Southern New Zealand. The maximum intensity was about VII in the general area of the epicenter. Power was out in the Te Anau region. The event was felt throughout South Island and southern North Island and as far as  Sydney, Australia. (Source: NEIS).

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10 19  7  0 1884  40.600  -74.000   0 5.6   New York State

 

This earthquake affected an area from Portsmouth, N.H. to Burlington, VT and south to Binghamton, N.Y. and to Baltimore, MD and Atlantic City, N.J. Damage occurred in Jamaica and Amityville, N.Y where cracks appeared in walls. 30 towns including Hartford, CONN. and West Chester, PA reported damage such as fallen bricks and plaster.

 

 8 10  5  5 17 1941  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

On August 10 (UT), 1947 an earthquake in southern Michigan caused damage over a large area (about 50,000 sq. miles) including parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Maximum intensity was VI including cracked plaster, windows and items thrown down from store shelves.

 

 8 10  1 52 54 1944  50.920 -130.130   0 6.2   British Colombia

 

Sister's Island lighthouse was damaged by this quake located near the northern tip of Vancouver Island. A strong aftershock was felt. (Source:Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, W.G. Milne)

 

 8 10  8 21  7 1965  61.200  -60.000  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 10 14 58 30 1971  27.637 -112.385  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 10 14 35 43 1975  63.212 -150.477 135 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  9 35 58 1977  56.578 -152.856  28 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10  7 25 11 1979  52.002 -170.654  41 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 10 52 1980  53.715 -163.366  36 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 11  6 1980  54.514 -162.792  13 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 12 14 1980  54.490 -163.740   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 16 25 41 1982  60.121 -153.063 133 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  0 55 58 1983  56.495 -152.693  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10 20 19 27 2001  39.823 -120.646  18 5.2   Northern California

 

Slight damage occurred at Alleghany and Portola. Felt from San Francisco, CA to Fallon, Nevada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10  0  0  0 1901  40.500  141.500   0 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8 10 11 36 15 1927  -1.000  131.000  60 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 8 10 21 18 30 1931  46.500   90.500  35 7.9   Mongolia

 

Felt with intensity IX in Xinjiang, China - also at Weiwoet and Zizhiqu Province. Damage was limited up to 11 were killed.

 

 8 10  2  2  6 1938  -0.310  -78.420   0 7.2   Ecuador

 

Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X at Alangasi, Sangolqui ant Tingo-Pichincha.

 

 8 10  2  7  4 1968   1.423  126.222  33 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This event followed a strong destructive earthquake in central Philippines on Aug. 2, 1968. Very strong earthquake caused damage at Manada, Celebes. There was a very energetic aftershock sequence of which five were of M>=6.0.

 

 

 8 10  4 38 26 1988 -10.366  160.819  34 7.4   Solomon Islands

 

One person was killed and several hundred injured in this event. A tsunami was generated which affected up to 13 villages and destroyed 100 homes in the San Cristobal area. The tsunami inundated up to 100 meters. The tsunami had peak height of more than 1 meter. The quake was felt throughout the Solomon Islands from Guadalcanal to Malaita.

 

 8 10  0 51 53 1993 -45.277  166.927  28 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

The epicenter of this earthquake was about 150 km south of Queensland in

Southern New Zealand. The maximum intensity was about VII in the general area of the epicenter. Power was out in the Te Anau region. The event was felt throughout South Island and southern North Island and as far as Sydney, Australia. (Source: NEIS).

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10 19  7  0 1884  40.600  -74.000   0 5.6   New York State

 

This earthquake affected an area from Portsmouth, N.H. to Burlington, VT and south to Binghamton, N.Y. and to Baltimore, MD and Atlantic City, N.J. Damage occurred in Jamaica and Amityville, N.Y where cracks appeared in walls. 30 towns including Hartford, CONN. and West Chester, PA reported damage such as fallen bricks and plaster.

 

 8 10  5  5 17 1941  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

On August 10 (UT), 1947 an earthquake in southern Michigan caused damage over a large area (about 50,000 sq. miles) including parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Maximum intensity was VI including cracked plaster, windows and items thrown down from store shelves.

 

 8 10  1 52 54 1944  50.920 -130.130   0 6.2   British Colombia

 

Sister's Island lighthouse was damaged by this quake located near the northern tip of Vancouver Island. A strong aftershock was felt. (Source:Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, W.G. Milne)

 

 8 10  8 21  7 1965  61.200  -60.000  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 10 14 58 30 1971  27.637 -112.385  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 10 14 35 43 1975  63.212 -150.477 135 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  9 35 58 1977  56.578 -152.856  28 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10  7 25 11 1979  52.002 -170.654  41 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 10 52 1980  53.715 -163.366  36 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 11  6 1980  54.514 -162.792  13 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 12 14 1980  54.490 -163.740   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 16 25 41 1982  60.121 -153.063 133 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  0 55 58 1983  56.495 -152.693  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10 20 19 27 2001  39.823 -120.646  18 5.2   Northern California

 

Slight damage occurred at Alleghany and Portola. Felt from San Francisco, CA to Fallon, Nevada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  9  9 23  0 1901  40.500  142.500  60 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Earthquake in the region of Hokkaido was followed by a strong tsunami. The earthquake appears to have caused more than 18 deaths and to have  collapsed 8 houses while partially collapsing another 615 in Aomori Prefecture. The tsunami was observed with maximum height at Hilo, Hawaii where it hit with height 1.2 meters and did minor damage. Also observed at Sanriku, Miyako and Ayukawa.

 

 8  9 13  1  0 1901 -22.000  170.000  60 8.4   Loyalty Islands

 

Not reported as damaging in the epicentral area. A tsunami may have been generated. Triggering by dynamic waves from the earlier Hokkaido event

is possible.

 

 8  9 18 33  0 1901  40.600  142.300  60 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8  9  1 29  0 1912  40.600   27.200  40 7.8   Northwestern Turkey

 

This was a catastrophic earthquake which occurred in southeastern Thrace and destroyed more than 300 villages killing around 2836, injuring 7350 and leaving more than 80,000 homeless. The mainshock was followed by strong aftershocks and

 fires and landslides which destroyed churches, mosques and nearly all the public buildings for a radius within about 100 km of the epicenter. A 50-km fault scarp was produced. Liquefaction was common as far as 200 km from the epicenter. More than 40000 houses were damaged or destroyed.

 

 8  9 12 42 48 1993  36.379   70.868 215 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Note: NEIS identifies an earthquake in Aleppo, Syria occurred on this date in 1138 killing 230,000. Most sources give the date of this earthquake as Sept. 8 (9-8-1138) instead of Aug. 9. Transcription problems of this type are common in the recording and investigation of historical seismicity.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  9  5 30  4 1943  38.200 -118.200   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Plaster and walls were observed to crack near Excelsior Mountains near Dyer and Fallon. Dishes fell from shelves.

 

 8  9  7 39 18 1960  40.317 -127.067  17 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt throughout northwestern California coast from San Francisco to southern Oregon.

 

 8  9  3 29 52 1965  52.200 -178.200 118 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9 13 25  6 1967  39.900 -104.700   5 5.3   Colorado area

 

This was the strongest of a series of earthquakes triggered by underground water pumping in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal of the Commerce City/Denver region of Colorado. It is also the strongest earthquake in the recorded history of Denver. Damage occurred in northern suburbs of Denver. Windows broke, plaster cracked,

merchandise fell from store shelves. Up to $12,000 dollars at one liquor store alone. Other damage included cracking of concrete pillars and ceiling tile falling. Damage was located throughout the region from Denver to Boulder, Colorado. After water pumping ceased, the earthquakes gradually died out.  One of the first cases of well studied earthquakes caused by human activity.

 

 8  9  2 18 26 1973  40.260 -124.233   2 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage occurred in the Ferndale area and was limited to broken windows, plaster and fallen merchandise. Felt in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties.

 

 8  9 12 47 51 1982  51.388 -175.526  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9 15 58 22 1983  60.121 -147.216  28 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  9 16 58  5 1986  56.100 -175.200   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9  7 33 52 1994  53.736 -163.568  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Akutan.

 

 8  9 18 33 25 1996  64.902 -170.447  10 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Port Clarence, Alaska.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  8  1 10  0 1903   4.600  -74.000   0 7.7   Colombia

 

Felt strongly in Bogota and affected the city of San Victorino and Chapinero. The quake caused objects and table to move and objects were thrown from shelves. Source: Historia de Los Terremotos de Colombia, by Jesus Ramirez.

 

 8  8 22 51  0 1904 -40.500  177.000  33 7.5   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Cities from Napier to Wellington saw chimneys fall. Parapets fell in Wellington. At Cape Turnagain nearly all chimneys fell, water tanks were destroyed and several wooden houses were distorted. Felt from Queensland on the South to Napier. Sand fountaining was reported. A number of  landslides occurred. A large wave, possibly a tsunami was observed at Mohaka. Source:Atlan of Isoseismal Maps of New Zealand Earthquakes, G.L. Downes

 

 8  8 13 28 28 1946  19.710  -69.510   0 7.9   Puerto Rico

 

Strong aftershock of the earthquake of M 8.1 on August 4, 1946. This earthquake caused the last known damaging tsunami to hit the Caribbean. Consequential tsunamis in the area normally occur with 25-30 year intervals in this region. It has now been nearly 60 years since this event and a large regional tsunami is overdue. A tsunami observation network is being set up in the area to monitor future tsunami activity (at the University of Puerto Rico).

 

 8  8 15 48 58 1987 -19.170  -70.880 100 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Five were killed and 112 injured in the Arica area. More than 1000 homes were destroyed with maximum intensity up to VII. Landslides occurred along the Chile-Bolivia border. Felt in southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile. Source: NEIC.

 

 8  8  1  8  5 1992 -31.200  179.940 395 7.1   So. Kermadec Islands

 8  8  8 34 25 1993  12.982  144.801  59 8.2   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Extensive damage with intensity IV in Tumon Bay injured 48 in Guam. Damage, landslides and rockslides were observed throughout the Island of Guam. Liquefaction caused damage at the naval base and in the commercial port. Estimated coast more than $100 million (U.S. Dollars).  A tsunami was generated with maximum  height to 1 meter. The tsunami damaged several boats and injured several on the beach as well as causing some damage. It was recorded as far as Honshu and Hawaii. Source: NEIC.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  8 15  0  0 1847  42.000  -71.000   0 5.0   New England

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Boston, Dedham, Cape Cod and Nuntucket, MASS.

 

 8  8 16 50  0 1953  48.000 -114.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

A sharp jolting sensation was felt at Flathead Lake, Montana. Cracks  were produced in buildings at Yellow Bay. Also felt strongly at Swan Lake, Montana.

 

 8  8 10 35 38 1955  38.330 -118.670   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in Hawthorne, Nevada. Clocks were stopped in Mason and Schurz. Glass cracked at Benton, California.

 

 8  8  4 52 10 1961  51.800 -131.200   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8  8 12 18 23 1961  51.200 -170.700  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  8  9 48 36 1964  56.700 -152.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8  8 12 49 23 1965  51.800 -175.260  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8  8  7  0 50 1975  39.502 -121.512   8 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock in the Oroville series.

 

 8  8 12  0 23 1975  63.210 -150.670 149 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  8  4 31 21 1986  53.594 -167.320  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  8 13 37 32 1988  56.000 -153.360  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  8  8 13 28 1989  37.190 -122.570  15 5.1   Central California

 

Possible foreshock to the Loma Prieta area of central California. This  earthquake killed one person and damage in the area near San Jose. Chimneys fell at Cupertino, Los Gatos and Redwood Estates. Damage include broken underground pipes, cracks in walls, fallen water heaters and propane tanks. Light damage reported throughout Sonoma, San Luis Obispo and Stanislaus Counties.

 

 8  8 17 10 55 1996  53.170 -167.160  47 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  7  2 11 30 1931  -4.000  142.000  60 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 8  7  2 13  4 1966  50.570 -171.220  29 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of the largest earthquakes in recent years in the U.S. Felt at Adak. No damage was reported.

 

 8  7 18 19 18 1992  57.580 -142.860  11 7.2   Southeast Alaska

 

This earthquake in southeastern and the Gulf of Alaska was strongly felt in the Yakutat region. Maximum intensity was V at Fort Richardson. Felt throughout most of southern and southeastern Alaska. The event was also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  7 10 43 31 1959  56.400 -153.600   0 5.9   Southern Alaska

 8  7 21 45 25 1959  56.420 -153.690   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8  7 16 27 16 1960  42.400 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8  7 19 20 15 1960  42.500 -111.400  49 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Located in southeastern Idaho, this event was felt in the Soda Springs area of Caribou County. Plaster and concrete cracked. There were loud noises associated with the earthquake.

 

 8  7  5 37 25 1964  56.800 -152.300  19 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8  7  2 13  4 1966  50.570 -171.220  29 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of the largest earthquakes in recent years in the U.S. Felt at Adak. No damage was reported.

 

 8  7 14 11 51 1966  59.600 -144.400   4 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 8  7 17 36 28 1966  31.740 -114.510  32 5.7   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake of M 5.7-6.3 was widely felt throughout southern California and Arizona and was also felt at Boulder, Nevada. Plaster cracked at Blythe, Holtville and Winterhaven. A sidewalk sagged and facades of buildings were cracked at Yuma, AZ. Earth cracks were repoted. Minor damage at Sonora, Mexico (broken windows etc.).

 

 8  7  8 23 38 1974  56.616 -152.315  35 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8  7 23 26 57 1977  52.407 -176.327 167 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  7 19 16 12 1980  63.310 -151.411  89 5.4   Central Alaska

 8  7  6 37 22 1984  51.306 -179.091  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  7 18 19 20 1992  57.589 -142.846  13 6.6   Southeast Alaska

 

This earthquake in southeastern and the Gulf of Alaska was strongly felt in the Yakutat region. Maximum intensity was V at Fort Richardson. Felt throughout most of southern and southeastern Alaska. The event was also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  6 21 11 18 1912 -14.000  167.000 260 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8  6 22 14 24 1913 -15.800  -73.500   0 7.8   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This earthquake destroyed the city of Caraveli. It was felt over about 30,000 sq km and destructive with intensity X in this area but with intensity VII over an area of 58,000 km sq. Caraveli is located in the Cordillera Occidental and was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1868 but reconstructed. Ground cracks were observed. Maximum damage occurred to buildings  in Atico, Ocona and En Cailloma. Destruction occurred throughout central Peru. Less than 50 were confirmed dead.

 

 8  6  4 10 42 1914  -6.000  123.000 600 7.0   Flores Island area

 8  6 13 13  0 1915  44.000  150.000  60 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 8  6 23 36 59 1942  14.000  -91.000  60 8.3   Guatemala

 

Near the south Coast of Guatemala. Acatenango was destroyed. At least 9 were

killed and hundreds injured. Severe damage occurred in western and central Guatemala and in eastern Mexico.

 

 8  6  0 35 37 1949 -18.500 -174.500  70 7.5   Tonga Islands

 8  6  8 31 28 1955 -21.000 -178.000 360 7.0   Tonga Islands

 8  6 15 43 52 1983  40.140   24.750   2 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Damage occurred on Limnos and in monasteries at Mount Athos. Felt with intensity up to VII in Greece, Bulgaria and western Turkey.

 

 8  6 19  6 39 1984  32.380  132.155  33 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VI in Shikoku, Japan and generated an 18-cm tsunami which was observed around Nobeoka. Nine were injured on Kyushu.

 

 8  6  0 36 25 1988  25.149   95.127  91 7.3   Myanmar

 

More than 35 were killed and about 50 injured in the earthquake and subsequent seiche on Jamuna River, Bangladesh which caused a ferry boat to capsize. Damage was considerable in northeastern India. Landslides were common. Additional damage occurred in Burma. The earthquake was felt from Bangladesh, NE India, Burma and Nepal.

 

  8  6  7 27 13 2000  28.856  139.556 395 7.3   Bonin Islands

 

This deep focus earthquake was felt throughout much of Honshu, Japan and as far north as Aomori Prefecture, but did little damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

In 1891 on Aug. 6 an earthquake followed by a tidal wave caused extensive damage to the Cocopah Indian villages and lands along the lower Colorado river (http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?5-211912

source: KVOA Tucson, Arizona

 

 8  6 19 38  0 1916  36.670 -121.250   0 5.5   Central California

 

Chimneys fell at Paicines, Slight damage occurred at Hollister.

 

 8  6 22 16  0 1932  47.700 -122.300   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

A strong shock felt in Seattle, WA where a few chimneys fell and others were badly damaged.

 

 8  6  6 15  6 1941  55.700 -163.000 150 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported damaging or felt.

 

 8  6  3 44 32 1959  47.800 -119.900   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in central Washington State near Chelan where chimneys and bricks fell and dishes broke. Similar damage was observed at Waterville. Landslides were common.

 

 8  6 10 46 29 1964  43.400 -126.700  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  6 18 24 49 1964  56.620 -152.590  39 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  6 23 29 17 1973  33.986 -119.475  17 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake located off the coast of southern California near Anacapa Island with maximum intensity V was felt over about 8,000 sq. km area from Carpenteria to Santa Barbara and in Los Angeles. Rockslides and landslides were observed on Anacapa Island. Windows cracked at Oxnard and pavement cracked at Carpenteria.

 

 8  6  2 37 42 1974  60.247 -153.324 136 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  6  3 50 30 1975  39.479 -121.524   7 5.1   Central California

 

Aftershock of Oroville mainshock on Aug. 1. This event was felt with intensity V at Hamilton City and throughout Butte County.

 

 8  6 16 41 52 1975  39.497 -121.529   8 5.2   Central California

 8  6 17  5 22 1979  37.110 -121.511   7 5.9   Central California

 

This earthquake was located in the Gilroy-Hollister area and did damage estimated at $0.5 million (U.S. Dollars) in the epicentral area. The press reported 16 were injured. Buildings in Gilroy suffered damaged including caved in ceilings, plaster cracks, and chimneys fallen. Similar damage was observed in Hollister. Ground displacement was observed on the Calaveras Fault Zone from Hollister to Anderson Lake (about 40 km). Settlement of the ground and slumping were common.

 

 8  6  4 53 58 1982  51.545 -175.915  35 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6 16 33 58 1983  60.513 -153.140 134 5.3   Central Alaska

 8  6 14 53 14 1988  55.119 -156.742  34 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 8  6 13 17 43 1989  60.190 -141.130   7 5.5   Central Alaska

 8  6  1  2 52 1994  51.085 -179.172  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6  8 48  3 1995  52.090 -174.870  72 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6 15 22 49 1998  51.660 -177.280  45 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  4  0  0  0 1856  16.000  -88.000  33 7.5   Belize  

 

Strong earthquake in Belize, Felt V at Masaya, Nicaraguea and Nindiri.

 

 8  4 22 41 15 1914  43.500   91.500  60 7.3   Mongolia

 

Felt strongly in Xinjiang, China. Also damage in Weiwoer, Zizhiqu, Provinces.

 

 8  4 18 26 16 1928  16.000  -97.000  60 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt Strongly in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

 8  4 17 51  5 1946  18.920  -68.940   0 8.1   Puerto Rico

 

This earthquake was located off northern Dominican Republic. Destructive throughout most of the Republic and felt sharply in Puerto Rico and the Mona Passage. Maximum intensity in Puerto Rico was VI at Comerico Plants and Maricao. In Dominican Republic several were killed by falling buildings. A tsunami was generated which killed nearly 2000 according to records kept silent for more than 50 years. The tsunami waves were observed on tide gages at Daytona Beach, FLA; Atlantic City, N.J and Bermuda among other local areas.

 

 8  4 18 59 17 1998  -0.479  -80.233   0 7.1   Ecuador

 

 

More than 50 % of building at at Bahia de Carquez-Canoa were destroyed. Infrastructure (lights, electricity telephone) was disruptive. Forty injured and at least three killed. Damage occurred through Manabi Province. Landslides were common. Felt in Ecuador and Colombia.

 

 8  4 21 13  3 2000  48.786  142.246  10 7.1   So. Kurils

 

Very damaging in the Uglegorsk and Makarov area. Nearly 1400 buildings were damaged, 8 injured and about 20,000 homeless. Landslides destroyed roads in the epicentral area. Estimated damage about $1 million U.S. dollars. From in Hokkaido, Japan and throughout Sakhalin Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8  4  4 13  0 1916  41.500 -117.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Objects were thrown from shelves at Winnemucca, Rebel Creek, Elko and McDermitt, Nevada.

 

 8  4 12 24  0 1927  33.830 -118.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Minor damage occurred in Santa Monica Bay. Felt for more than 85 km around the epicenter.

 

 8  4  7 36 59 1959  37.350 -118.550  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

West of Bishop, CA. This was the mainshock of a series of quakes. Landslides were observed and furniture moved at Bishop.

 

 8  4 10 23 29 1969  51.400 -179.600  41 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  4  1 28 31 1972  51.503 -178.466  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage occurred at Adak Island.

 

 8  4  9 48 11 1972  56.230 -135.640  18 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 8  4 11 38  8 1972  56.190 -135.424  18 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in southeastern in Alaska at Gustavus, Petersburg and Sitka.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  4 21 46  3 1984  41.660 -124.440  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 8  4 12  1 56 1985  36.144 -120.152  11 5.9   Central California

 

Six were injured at Avenal when houses and stores were damaged. Damage included porch collapse at two houses, crack and broken chimneys, windows and glassware and objects thrown from shelves. The quake was felt over an area of about 97,000 sq. km.  Hanging objects swung strongly. Large objects moved easily and water tanks were cracked.

 

 8  4  6 13 10 1992  43.454 -127.169  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  4 14 27 41 1992  43.468 -127.014  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  3  0  0  0 1361  33.400  135.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A very strong earthquake in the Nankaido and Kinai areas caused great loss of

life and (about 500 killed in the earthquake) triggered a deadly tsunami. This tsunami caused the sea to recede for about an hour before returning. As it returned it caused 500-600 deaths at Nambaura, Osaka and washes away about

1700 houses in the village of Yukiminato, Awa which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. 60 were drowned at Awa. The Yunomine Hot Spring in Wakayama Prefecture stopped after the earthquake.

 

 8  3  1 30  2 1916  -4.000  144.500  60 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt along the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

 

 8  3  1 10  1 1935   4.500   96.300  60 7.0   Nicobar Islands

 8  3  3  8  6 1961  18.500  -66.900   0 7.1   Puerto Rico

 

Earthquakes was not damaging in the area because of the intermediate depth.

 

 8  3  8 56 17 1962 -23.300  -68.100 107 7.1   Coast No. Chile

 

No damage due to intermediate depth.

 

 8  3  4 54 34 1968  25.650  128.283 100 7.3   Ryukyu Islands

 

Strongly felt with maximum intensity VI on Okinawa.

 

 8  3 18 11 16 1978 -26.518  -70.664  49 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

Thirteen injured and major damage occurred in the Copiapo-Talta area.

 

 8  3 11 31 15 1989  22.500  123.200   0 7.1   Taiwan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  3  6 49  0 1903  37.330 -121.920   0 5.5   Central California

 

Earthquake in Santa Clara County. Damage occurred to buildings and chimneys at San Jose which was most heavy at Mount Hamilton. Felt from San Francisco, Oakland, to Santa Rosa, Yosemite and Fresno.

 

 8  3 13 50  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 8  3 14 21  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt at Winnemucca, Nevada. Objects fell from shelves at Elko and McDermitt.

 

 8  3 13 32 30 1938  43.000 -127.500   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  3  6 39 42 1955  38.000 -107.300   0 5.0   Colorado area

 

Earthquake in southwestern Colorado. Chimneys cracked at Lake City. People woke at Silberton, Ouray and Telluride. Some ground cracking was observed.

 

 8  3  6  8 30 1959  33.000  -79.500  10 5.5   Southeast U.S.

 

This earthquake occurred near Charleston, South Carolina and dismayed people from South Carolina to Georgia. Minor damage (chimneys and plaster cracking and falling objects) was observed in Charleston, Summerville and Wadmalaw Island. Plaster cracked as far away as Augusta, Georgia. Deep rumbling noises were heard

during the earthquake.

 

 8  3  9 13 49 1965  56.600 -159.700  47 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  3 23 17  7 1967  53.630 -170.080 184 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  4 40 55 1972  51.199 -178.119  49 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage occurred at Adak.

 

 8  3  6 59 45 1972  51.134 -178.141  35 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  7  3 14 1972  51.160 -177.990  38 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  3 57  6 1973  53.200 -169.728 115 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  1  3  6 1975  39.490 -121.520   0 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intesnity VI at Orogille.

 

 8  3  6 35 18 1975  36.448 -120.453  19 5.2   Central California

 

In northern California the earthquake caused slight damage at Firebaugh in Fresno County and Three Rocks. A waterline broke and cracks were found in plaster. Some churches were damaged.

 

 8  3  7 11 44 1980  52.100 -169.440   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  7 12 32 1980  52.451 -170.020  40 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 18 17 15 1980  53.290 -170.083   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  2 39 29 1986  51.431 -174.173  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 13 29 14 1986  51.250 -176.639  21 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 13 44 55 1986  51.112 -176.706  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 20  8 21 1986  51.177 -176.834  35 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 8  3  0 49  3 1991  40.500 -124.730   5 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 8  3  7 20  2 1993  51.460 -131.540   5 6.2   British Colombia

 

Felt with maximum magnitude IV at Bella Bella. Felt strong on the Goose Group Islands.

 

 8  3 13  4  1 1993  51.279 -130.291  10 5.1   British Colombia

 8  3 15 39 15 1998  54.137 -162.824  56 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  2 15  0  0 1361  33.000  135.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A very strong earthquake in the Nankaido and Kinai areas caused great loss of

life and (about 500 killed in the earthquake) triggered a deadly tsunami.  This tsunami caused the sea to recede for about an hour before returning. As  it returned it caused 500-600 deaths at Nambaura, Osaka and washes away about

1700 houses in the village of Yukiminato, Awa which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. 60 were drowned at Awa. The Yunomine Hot Spring in Wakayama Prefecture stopped after the earthquake.

 

 8  2 11 41 26 1941 -28.500 -178.000  60 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 8  2 19 18 48 1946 -26.500  -70.500  60 7.9   Coast Central Chile

 

Severe damage in northern Chile. Two killed. The depth was at about 100 km so damage was limited.

 

 8  2 13 19 56 1965 -56.200  157.900  33 7.1   Macquarie Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  2 14  6 44 1968  16.588  -97.696  40 7.1   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt with intensity VII in Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico. Up to $2.4 million (U.S. dollars) damage. 18 were killed. Up to 5% of the houses at Pinotepa Nacional were destroyed 50% were eventually torn down. Severe damage at Ometepec. A small tsunami was generated and recorded at Acapulco. Mexico City more than 350 km from the epicenter suffered appreciable damage. Some large buildings were considerabley damage. At least 10 buildings were destroyed in Mexico City and 40 people were injured. Electricity and other infrastructure in Mexico was not working. Source: Annual Summary of Information on Natural Disasters, UNESCO, 1969.

 

 

 8  2  7 24 55 1971  41.233  143.700  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong earthquake with slight damage in southern Hokkaido. Largest intensity was VIII at Arakawa and felt as far south as Tokyo. The event generated a tsunami with maximum height of 20 cm at Hiroo.

 

 8  2 10 55 26 1976 -20.600  169.300  52 7.1   Loyalty Islands

 8  2 12 55 29 1996 -10.769  161.445  33 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensityf up to IV at Honiara.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  2  7 13  8 1934  61.500 -147.500  25 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Earthquake in south-central Alaska. This event caused dishest to break and

small objects to overturn at Anchorage. Source: Earthquake History of the United

States, NOAA.

 

 8  2 20 44 46 1945  53.870 -133.350   0 6.3   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt. Source: Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Milne.

 

 8  2 10 18 53 1954  39.420 -118.530   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 8  2 22 17 26 1963  40.500 -125.100  33 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 8  2  3  4 17 1964  56.100 -156.100  33 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 8  2  8 36 17 1964  56.200 -149.900  28 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 8  2 10 18 20 1975  53.477 -161.386  46 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 20 22 16 1975  39.440 -121.460   0 5.3   Central California

 8  2 20 59  3 1975  39.430 -121.470   0 5.3   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Oroville. Part of a strong sequence in the area.

 

 8  2  7  7 18 1980  52.217 -169.447  38 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 10 46 11 1980  51.940 -169.180  16 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  2  6 37  6 1986  51.314 -175.992  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 19 58 33 1986  54.300 -172.800   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 23 18 47 1991  56.950 -157.520  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  2  6  5 14 1999  37.366 -117.020   5 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershock of mainshock on August 1, 1999.  Felt at Amargosa Valley, Veatty, Fallon, Goldfield, Las Vegas, and Tonopah, Nevada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  1  0  0  0 1786  29.900  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Moderate earthquake in Southern China. Felt with M IX with moderate damage. Up to 431 killed.

 

 8  1 15  0  0 1819  35.020  136.030   0 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt with intensity VIII-IX in the Kyoto region of Honshu, Japan. Also at Ise and Mino.

 

 8  1 17 10 57 1913  47.500  155.500  30 7.3   NE Pacific

 

Felt in the Russian Kuril Islands.

 

 8  1 15  8 24 1940  44.300  139.500  40 7.7   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Epicenter under the eastern Sea of Japan. A tsunami was generated. 10 were killed, 20 houses and 644 ships washed away. 612 additional vessels were damaged. Damage was also located at Haboro and in northesstern Korea.  Maximum tsunami height was 3 meters at Rishiri.

 

 8  1 12 34  5 1942 -40.950  175.800  55 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

s earthquake was similar in effects to that of June 24 five weeks earlier. Damage occurred to chimneys repainted after the previous earthquake. In  Wellington chimneys fell and additional damage was revealed in buildings which had not been recognized after the June 24 event. Some minor faulting  appears to have occurred near Alfredton and a minor fault moved in the Aorangi Mountains. Maximum intensity was up to VII in the area northeast of Wellington.

 

 8  1 14 30  5 1942 -48.000   99.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 

 

In the ocean southwest of Australia. May have been related to the Wellington New Zealand event less than two hours earlier.

 

 8  1 16 18 41 1943 -20.000  170.000 230 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  1  2 20 54 1960  27.500   55.000   0 7.0   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 8  1 21  2 60 1966  30.000   68.700  33 7.0   Afghanistan

 

The largest of a series of earthquakes in the area that began in February. This event caused damage near Quetta and destroyed about 1300 houses in  45 villages in the Kuki Tehsil. Two were killed and up to 15 injured.

 

 8  1 20 19 22 1968  16.500  122.267  36 7.7   Luzon, Philippines

 

This earthquake was destructive in northern Luzon with maximum intensity VI at Manila, Infanta, Baguia and Aparri. Landslides were observed in Casiguran near the epicenter. Manila was considerably damaged. A six-story tower the  "Ruby Tower" collapsed burying several hundred people. 216 were killed and several hundred were injured. Followed by a strong aftershock sequence.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  1  7 45  0 1900  39.953 -112.114   0 5.7   Utah area

 

Deep shafts of mines twisted and could not be operated. Dishes fell from shelves. Plaster fell, dishes broke and chimneys were thrown down at Goshen. At Santaquin house made from Adobe was split in two. People were thrown from their beds.

 

 8  1  3 30  0 1902  34.600 -120.400   0 6.3   Off So. California

 

This was a strong aftershock of the Santa Barbara County quake of July 27. The shock completed the ruin of buildings which was begun in the first quake. Nearly all homes in Los Alamos were damaged. Cracks and fissures were seen in the ground. Water table changes were observed.

 

 8  1 13  4 30 1952  34.900 -118.950   0 5.1   So. California

 8  1  1 48 19 1956  65.840 -133.470  15 5.8   Yukon Territory, Canada

 8  1  5 10 35 1974  56.622 -153.963  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  1  5 55 37 1974  56.592 -152.217  23 5.7   Southern Alaska

 8  1 20 20 14 1975  39.497 -121.474  14 5.7   Central California

 8  1 21 21 51 1975  39.442 -121.528   8 5.3   Central California

 

These were the mainshocks of a series of earthquakes that occurred on this date. Structural damage occurred to schools, hospitals and homes in Oroville and Thermolito. Damage included cracked plaster, broken windows and light fixtures. This event was associated with the first recorded surface cracking in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

 

 8  1 10 50 25 1979  41.054 -127.231   5 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 8  1 16 38 56 1980  37.550 -118.890   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 8  1 16 47 48 1980  37.532 -118.846   5 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8  1 17 31 54 1980  37.574 -118.881   7 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

The largest of these events was felt over an area of about 40,000 sq. km of Nevada and California. At Mammoth Lakes dishes, windows and doors rattled,  some cracked. A jar of Mayonnaise fell from the shelf and . Some rock slides were observed on slopes and hiking trails.

 

 8  1 23  7 15 1980  59.617 -148.937  26 5.7   Southern Alaska

 8  1  1 42 16 1981  60.115 -153.159 108 5.1   Central Alaska

 8  1 14 28 18 1986  37.513 -118.395   9 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8  1 21  5 39 1986  51.416 -174.353  27 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV in Adak.

 

 8  1 13 45 25 1992  57.084 -155.298  56 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  1  4 17 14 1999  37.351 -117.059   6 5.0   California/Nevada area

 8  1 12 47 50 1999  51.520 -176.273  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly on Adak.

 

 8  1 16  6 24 1999  37.342 -117.020  12 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Amargosa Valley, Veatty, Fallon, Goldfield, Las Vegas, and Tonopah,

Nevada. Also felt in California at Big Pine, Ghisho, and as far south as Ridgecrest, Fresno, Death Valley Junction and Yermo. Strong aftesrhock sequence.

 

 8  1 20 10 56 1999  52.339 -173.355  53 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 31 19 18  0 1909  13.000 -101.000  60 7.3   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Strong aftershock of the destructive earthquake of July 30, 1909. That earthquake was destructive in Acapulco and was felt over an area of 700X500 km. Strong aftershock sequence followed. A tsunami was generated which caused the sea to recede up to 10 km in Acapulco.

 

 7 31  1 31 24 1915  54.000  162.000  60 7.8   E. of Kamchatka

 

Felt with intensity X near Kanchatka.

 

 7 31  3 23 10 1917  42.500  131.000 460 7.5   NE China

 7 31 17  8  5 1970  -1.460  -72.560 653 7.1   Brazil

 

This strong earthquake had a deep focus located east of the Andes in eastern Ecuador. One person was killed and several injured with moderate damage. Felt as far as 4000 km from the epicenter in Mexico City and the Antilles. At San Juan Puerto Rico, 2300 km from the epicenter a 13-story building rocked for 20 seconds. Considerable alarm in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Felt over an area of about 40 million sq. km. from Buenos Aires, Argentina on the south to Mexico on 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

 

 7 31  9 20  0 1902  34.750 -120.250   0 5.5   Off So. California

 

This was a strong aftershock of the Santa Barbara County quake of July 27. The shock completed the ruin of buildings which was begun in the first quake. Nearly all homes in Los Alamos were damaged. Cracks and fissures were seen in the ground. Water table changes were observed.

 

 7 31 12  9  9 1952  35.333 -118.600   0 5.8   So. California

 

Aftershock of the Kern County earthquake of July 21. Slight damage was observed at Arvin, Bakersfield and Taft.

 

 7 31 11 23  2 1969  53.040 -170.060  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt within intensity IV at Tanana.

 

 7 31 12  6 33 1969  65.500 -152.600 150 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt within intensity V at Cold Bay.

 

 7 31 23 17 50 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Part of a series of earthquakes in the Dayton, MT area which began on July 30. This and shocks on July 30 were felt at Big Arm, Mont. and at Dayton.

 

 7 31 16 11  3 1983  53.960 -133.870  18 5.0   British Colombia

 7 31  7 22 40 1986  37.463 -118.374   5 5.9   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly in the Bishop-Chalfant Valley. Felt with intensity V at Big Pine and Sequoia National Park as well as at Dyer, Nevada.

 

 7 31 23 56 58 1987  40.418 -124.373  10 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Rockslides occurred at Petrolia and power was out at Eureka. Minor damage occurred at Arcata, Eureka and Ferndale. This earthquake was felt in Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity counties. A strong acceleration of 0.6g was recorded at Petrolia.

 

 7 31 20 57 16 1988  51.255 -176.154  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 31 21  6 19 1988  51.340 -176.140  45 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 31  3 17 29 1990  42.382 -126.654  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 31  3 19 47 1990  42.416 -126.682  10 5.7   North Pacific Ocean

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 30 10 51 54 1909  16.800  -99.900   0 7.6   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

The earthquake was destructive in Acapulco and was felt over an area of 700X500 km. Strong aftershock sequence followed. A tsunami was generated which caused the sea to recede up to 10 km in Acapulco.

 

 7 30 23 54  5 1917  29.000  104.000  60 7.5   Myanmar

 

This earthquake caused considerable damage in the Sichuan, China area and killed more than 1800.

 

 7 30 17 16 44 1962  -3.300  143.900  25 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 

There was substantial damage in the region of Geelvink Bay of Irian Jaya.

 

 7 30  0 52 20 1970  37.800   55.900  19 7.0   No. Iran

 

This event was highly destructive in Gorgan province, Iran. About 180 were killed and nearly 500 injured. More than 10,000 homeles. The Moraveh-Tappeh area was the worst hit. About 10 villages were destroyed. Felt with maximum intensity VIII at Qapan, Shahabad and Bojnurd and Sabzevar.

 

 7 30 21 45 14 1972  56.820 -135.685  25 7.6   Southeast Alaska

 

A very strong earthquake on the Fairweather Fault. This epicenter was south of the M 7.8 that occurred on July 10 , 1958 on a fault running along the Alexander archipelago. Slight damage occurred at Sitka and the shock was felt and caused damage to a federal office building in Juneau. Also felt at Ketchikan and south to Seattle where seiches were observed in several swimming pools. Followed by a major aftershock on Aug. 4.

 

 7 30  5 12 41 1974  36.353   70.763 211 7.4   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

This earthquake was felt as far as Tashkent and New Delhi at least 1,000 km from the epicenter. Maximum intensity was VI and was observed in northeastern Afghanistan and in Pakistan. Also felt at Warsak, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore.

 

 7 30  5 11 24 1995 -23.340  -70.294  46 8.0   Coast No. Chile

 

At least three were killed up to 60 injured and more than 600 homeless in

this earthquake. More than 100 houses were destroyed in the Antofagasta, Chile area. Damage also occurred in many other areas of Chile and as far as  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Felt in southern Peru at La Paz. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 76 cm in Hawaii. The tsunami was observed throughout much of the Pacific from American Samoa to Alaska to Japan.

 

 7 30 12 25 46 2000  33.901  139.376  10 7.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

This earthquake was felt in the Tokyo area with intensity V. At least one person was injured. Road damage and landslides occurred in Miyakejima.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 30  5 12  0 1894  34.500 -117.500   0 6.1   So. California

 

Located in the Mojave area where it was felt most strongly. Also felt, but less severely in Los Angeles. At San Bernardino railroad cars were moved on tracks. Felt from Bakersfield to San Diego.

 

 7 30 12 16 50 1925  35.400 -101.300   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

An earthquake located in the Texas Panhandle area, this was thought at the time to be related to oil extraction and the boring of oil wells. The earthquake caused dishes to fall from shelves and rattled dishes as far as Roswell, N.M, Tulsa, Oklahoma (300 miles distant) and Leavenworth, Kansas (400 miles away). The only prior earthquake in the area had occurred around March 27, 1917. Later subsurface examination indicate the quake occurred on an old fault buried in the subterranean mountains in  the area and was probably not related to oil extraction.

 

 7 30  7 20  0 1934  42.700 -103.000   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

An earthquake occurred near Chadron in western Nebraska. This event caused

some chimneys to be damaged and plaster fell.  Some hotels were evacuated. Felt in Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota.

 

 7 30  1 51 21 1941  61.000 -151.000   0 6.2   Central Alaska

 

This earthquake occurred in the Kenai Peninsula area of Alaska. Many were frightened at Anchorage. Plaster, dishes and windows broke. Heaving motion caused doors to swing.

 

 7 30  2  0 10 1954  39.300 -118.500   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt Near Fallon, NV.

 

 7 30 21 45 14 1972  56.820 -135.685  25 7.6   Southeast Alaska

 

A very strong earthquake on the Fairweather Fault. This epicenter was south of the M 7.8 that occurred on July 10 , 1958 on a fault running along the Alexander archipelago. Slight damage occurred at Sitka and the  shock was felt and caused damage to a federal office building in Juneau. Also felt at Ketchikan and south to Seattle where seiches were observed in several swimming pools. Followed by a major aftershock on Aug. 4.

 

 7 30  8  9 52 1983  52.373 -170.628  48 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 30 22  3 25 1984  53.712 -165.656  34 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 29 15  0  0 1649  35.080  139.050   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Extensive damage at Yedo, Japan. Up to 700 killed.

 

 7 29  6 59  0 1900 -10.000  165.000  60 8.1   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 

Felt in the Solomon Islands and in the Santa Cruz Islands.

 

 7 29  0  0  0 1917  -3.500  141.000   0 7.6   Papua New Guinea

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

 7 29 14 32 15 1917  41.000  144.000  60 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 7 29  7 38 53 1935 -20.800 -178.000 510 7.2   Tonga Islands

 7 29 22 49 15 1942  -2.000  128.500  60 7.0   Ceram area

 7 29  3  2 16 1943  19.300  -67.500  60 7.9   Puerto Rico

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at San Juan and the Mona Passage of Puerto Rico. A clock stopped at San Juan.

 

 7 29 13 43 33 1947  28.600   93.600   0 7.9   Myanmar

 7 29 23 49  2 1950  -6.500  155.000  70 7.1   Solomon Islands

 

Felt at Rabaul.

 

 7 29 17 15 19 1957 -23.300  -71.100  11 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 

Felt at Antofagasta.

 

 7 29  8 29 22 1965  51.110 -171.300  18 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Slight tremor felt at Adak. Felt at military installations in the area.

 

 7 29 11 15 45 1977  -8.031  155.538  33 7.2   Solomon Islands

 

Felt on Mono, Gizo and the Shortland Islands.

 

 7 29  3 11 56 1980 -13.101  166.338  48 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

No damage was attributed to this earthquake. An event of M 6.6 followed about 12 hours later in Nepal which killed up to 200 and injured many while causing extensive damage in Nepal and India.

 

 7 29  7 54 46 1985  36.350   70.940 114 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt in Afghanistan with maximum intensity VIII. $2 million damage. Five people were killed. 38 were injured. Damage and landslides occurred in Pakistan. Many people were homeless in the Khorog and Ishkashim area of the USSR. Damage also occurred in Dushambe and in northern India from rockslides. Felt strongly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 29 14 36 32 1950  33.116 -115.566  16 5.5   So. California

 

This was the strongest of a series of earthquakes in the Imperial Valley from July 27-29. $50,000 damage chiefly from merchandise. In Calipatria a railroad bridge shifted 6-8 inches. Considerable damage throughout southern California.

 

 7 29 10 53 45 1951  36.583 -121.183   0 5.0   Central California

 

This earthquake was located southwest of Mulberry. Damage to walls and structures occurred at Bitterwater. At Pinnacles, plaster and chimneys were damaged as well as concrete pipes. Plaster also cracked and fell in San Benito. Landslides covered roads from San Benito to Hernandez for many miles.

 

 7 29  7  3 47 1952  35.383 -118.850  16 6.1   So. California

 7 29  8  1 46 1952  35.400 -118.816  16 5.1   So. California

 

These two earthquakes caused considerable damage. In Bakersfield a previously damaged department store was further damage when a parapet fell and a machine shop crumbled. Large buildings suffered cracks and bricks tumbled. At least 10 fires broke out in Bakersfield. Several people were injured and others had heart a attacks. Landslides were common.

 

 7 29  8 29 22 1965  51.110 -171.300  18 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 29  8 51 45 1965  51.200 -171.600  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 29 12 20 23 1965  50.880 -171.570  37 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 29 15  8 33 1965  51.000 -171.300   3 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 29 15 10 14 1965  51.300 -170.900  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Slight tremor felt at Adak. Felt at military installations in the area.

 

 7 29  1 48 16 1975  43.687 -126.103  33 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 29 22  1 55 1975  60.160 -153.363 160 5.3   Central Alaska

 7 29 22  4 45 1984  51.400 -171.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 29  0 17 45 1994  52.398 -168.333  11 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 29  1 13  1 1994  52.284 -168.316  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 29  5 42 28 1994  52.343 -168.342  22 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 29 12 50 56 1999  60.788  -57.863  18 5.4   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 7 29 15 54 17 2000  51.145 -179.328  49 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

07 29 05 00 30 2005  53.040 -168.620  50 5.6  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 28  6 40  0 1913 -16.600  -73.300  30 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Submarine cables were snapped along the coast about 500 km to the southwest of the epicenter, probably by underwater slides. The earthquake was felt along the coast of Chala and Mollendo.

 

 7 28  8 40 10 1957  17.110  -99.100   0 7.7   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

This earthquake was highly destructive in Guerrero and in Mexico City. It was felt over an area of up to 30,000 sq. km. with the most affected area in San Marcos. But damage also occurred  in Jaltipan, Coatzacoalcos, Acayucan and in the area  of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. 57 were reported killed (46 in Mexico City) and more than 400 injured with thousands left homeless. At San Marcos and Chilpancingo 90-95% of the houses were destroyed. A small tsunamis was generated and  recorded in the Aculpulco Bay area. This was the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico City since June 7, 1911. Damages were estimated up to $11 million (U.S. Dollars). In Mexico City about 40 large buildings collapsed. While the epicenter was more than 300 km away, this is typical damage in Mexico City due to the situation of Mexico City in an alluvial valley which amplifies accelerations up to five times normal.

 

 7 28 10 45 35 1976  39.664  118.401  26 7.4   So. China

 

This was a strong aftershock of the Tangshan earthquake of July 27, 1976.

That was one of the most deadly earthquakes ever recorded. Known as the Tangshan earthquake up to 655,000 were reported killed, many interred in mass graves. Nearly 800,000 were reported injured in the earthquake and an  additional 500,000 left homeless. Estimated costs were $5 billion U.S. Dollars. The official tolls are much lower (242,000) so the exact toll will probably never be known. Virtually the entire city of Tangshan was destroyed but was damaging throughout northeastern China including at Beijing.. This is the greatest death toll in an earthquake in the past four centuries and the second greatest ever recorded.

 

 7 28 17 22 25 1981  30.013   57.794  33 7.3   So. Iran

 

Known and the Kernan earthquake, this event occurred in Southwestern Iran and did extensive damage in the Kernan area including the death of 1500. At least 1000 were also injured and 50,000 left homeless when the many villages around the Kernan area were completely destroyed. The Kernan area was hit by  strong foreshock on June 11, 1981 when an M 6.7 killed 3,000 people and injured many more.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 28  6 57  0 1902  34.600 -120.400   0 6.3   Off So. California

 

This event and a second of similar magnitude which occurred on July 31, 2002 was

felt chiefly in Santa Barbara County and at Los Alamos and Lompoc. One home was destroyed and two oil tanks ruined. Oil storage buildings were damages as were pipelines. The second shock on the 31th completed the damage. All chimneys fell in Los Alamos and nearly all the houses were damaged. Ground fissures were observed. Changes in ground water flow were prominent.

 

 7 28 21 36 57 1934  55.500 -156.750  25 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

 7 28 17 50 48 1950  33.116 -115.566  16 5.6   So. California

 

Located in Imperial Valley, this was one of a series of moderate earthquakes in the area between July 27 and 29. Damage was estimated at $50,000. Merchandise in stores was thrown down, bridges shifted and concrete structures were damaged. A great deal of plaster, glassware and china broke, cracked and was damaged. In Westmoreland reinforced concrete walls at the Post Office cracked. Sand Boils were observed.

 

 7 28  6 29 54 1969  57.430 -153.890  27 5.5   Southern Alaska

 7 28 19 28 14 1970  54.120 -166.020  89 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 28 15 26 18 1975  25.380 -109.622  33 5.1   Gulf of California

 7 28 15 22 18 1977  44.244 -128.967  15 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 28  9 44 43 1982  52.185 -169.378  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 28  4  6 53 1986  51.606 -174.146   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 28  5  1 56 1986  52.170 -167.030  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 28 14 31 13 1986  60.596 -150.361  55 5.3   Central Alaska

 7 28 21 57 16 1986  51.799 -175.331  58 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 28 20  9 48 1992  53.560 -166.600  30 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 28 10  8 56 1997  25.496 -109.516  16 5.7   Gulf of California

07 28 02 29 18 2002  51.130 -178.080  33 5.1  ANDREANOF ISL, ALEUTIAN IS.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 27 11 52 42 1916   4.000   96.500 100 7.0   Nicobar Islands

 7 27  1  1 18 1917  19.000  -67.500  50 7.0   Puerto Rico

 

Northwest of Puerto Rico, this event was felt throughout the area of Santo Domingo and Haiti except in the southwest. Greatest intensity was V at  Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

 

 7 27  0  4 23 1944  54.000 -165.500  70 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported felt.

 

 7 27 15 11 42 1949 -28.000 -177.000  70 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 7 27  2  2 50 1971  -2.748  -77.429 135 7.5   Ecuador

 

This earthquake caused moderate damage in the Guayaquil area of Ecuador while killing one person. It was felt with maximum intensity VII. The epicenter was located in the province of Morona Santiago, Ecuador. Several were injured in southern Ecuador where some damage occurred. Felt from Lima, Peru to Bogota, Colombia.

 

 7 27 19 42 55 1976  39.570  117.978  23 8.0   So. China

 

This was one of the most deadly earthquakes ever recorded. Known as the Tangshan earthquake up to 655,000 were reported killed, many interred in mass graves. Nearly 800,000 were reported injured in the earthquake and an  additional 500,000 left homeless. Estimated costs were $5 billion U.S. Dollars. The official tolls are much lower (242,000) so the exact toll will probably never be known. Virtually the entire city of Tangshan was destroyed but the earthquake was damaging throughout northeastern China including at Beijing. This is the greatest death toll in an earthquake in the past four centuries and the second greatest ever recorded. Tangshan has now been completely rebuilt and is home to steel and mining industries today. At the time Mao Tse-tung became gravely ill and died two months later. Many see the earthquake as an omen for his death and the end of an era. There has been controversy whether a warning from local scientists was taken seriously prior to this earthquake. At Qianlong County 70 km from Tangshan there were few fatalities even though thousands of buildings were flattened. Officials had heeded warnings from local  seismologists and ordered people to work and sleep outside minimizing casualties when the earthquake struck.

 

 7 27 12 37 43 1990 -11.000  167.200  33 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Two people were reported injured in the earthquake and buildings were damaged in Espiritu Santo. Felt with intensity V at Mont Dzumas, New Caledonia and in Suva, Fiji.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 7 27  0 20  0 1905  47.240  -88.450   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

This earthquake located near Calumet, Michigan was apparently associated with unstable conditions brought on by mining operations. It was felt throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan but was heaviest at Calumet. There was a  terrible explosion heard far from the mine which caused chimneys to fall and glass windows to break. Also felt at Marquette, Michigan.

 

 

 7 27  0  4 23 1944  54.000 -165.500  70 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported felt in the epicentral area.

 

 7 27 18 19  9 1955  56.500 -153.000   0 6.2   Southern Alaska

 

Not reported felt in the epicentral area.

 

 7 27 21 21 44 1969  59.420 -145.040  60 5.3   Southern Alaska

 7 27  9  5 37 1980  63.731 -152.813  38 5.0   Central Alaska

 7 27 18 52 21 1980  38.190  -83.890   6 5.2   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

This earthquake is the strongest ever to have occurred in the State of Kentucky and was felt in parts of 15 states as well as in Ontario, Canada. Estimated property damage $1 million U.S. Dollars. in Maysville. Nearly 500 buildings were damaged or destroyed in Mason County. Broken chimneys were common as were cracks in roofs and walls. Ground cracks up to  12 km from the epicenter were observed up to 10 cm deep and 30 meters long.  New Little Rock ground cracks were observed on Stoner Road.

 

 

 7 27  4 49 60 1982  43.939 -128.332  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 27  4 51 44 1982  43.936 -128.382  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 27  6 16 55 1982  43.950 -128.395  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 27  6 22 57 1982  43.942 -128.551   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 7 27 12 35  5 1982  52.213 -176.051 233 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 27 15 57 50 1984  50.350 -176.733   2 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 7 27  4 21 31 1992  50.169 -130.135  10 5.2   British Colombia

 7 27 11 44  9 1993  59.440 -144.510  19 5.4   Southeast Alaska

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 26  3 47 11 1937  18.400  -95.800 100 7.3   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Strongly felt in Central Mexico, Puebla, Esperanza and Veracruz. Moderate damage with intensity up to IX. At least 34 were killed.

 

 7 26 19 56  0 1937  38.283  142.050  40 7.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Off the east coast of Honshu. Probably felt along eastern Honshu.

 

 7 26 16 53 20 1953  17.800  145.600 190 7.0   No. Marianas

 

Not reported felt in the epicentral region.

 

 7 26 17 37  9 1958 -13.500  -69.000 620 7.5   Central Peru

 

Felt over a very wide area. Most strongly felt at La Paz but also felt in Buenos Aires, Brazil 2000 km from the epicenter.

 

 7 26  8 14 41 1962   7.490  -82.750   0 7.1   Panama/No. Colombia

 

In 1963 an earthquake killed 1070 in Yugoslavia on July 26. In Skopje more than 120,000 were homeless and more than 80% of the buildings were damaged or destroyed including the main railway station and the post office. All communications were cut off from the epicentral region. Buildings were said to have collapsed like packs of cards. The earthquake was felt with maximum intensity up to IX. Skopje was completely destroyed in an earthquake in 518 A.D. The city was rebuild after 1963 leaving the railroad terminal as a memorial. At least 87 countries provided assistance in rebuilding Skopje.

 

 7 26  1 23 21 1971  -4.900  153.200  48 8.0   New Britain

 

This was the second great earthquake in the New Britain and New Ireland region in July, 1971. This earthquake caused widespread damage with intensity up to VIII in New Britain and New Ireland. It was felt with intensity VI in Rabaul but no casualties were reported. Felt at Port Moresby,  Papua New Guinea. A tsunami was generated and affected the coasts of New Ireland and New Britain and inundated the area up to a mile inland damaging plantations. The maximum height of the tsunami was 6.5 meters. Harbor installations in Rabaul were damaged.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 26  9 40  0 1890  40.500 -124.500   0 5.9   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake offshore was felt at Suisun more than 220 miles southeast and

at Sisson. Chimneys were destroyed at Petrolia. Some damage was noted at Eureka and Mendocino City.

 

 7 26 22 20  0 1901  40.800 -115.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt within 50 miles of Elko, Nevada and over an area of 3,500 sq. miles of the Nevada Desert.

 

 7 26  4 57 26 1933  63.000 -147.000   0 5.6   Central Alaska

 7 26 10 32 15 1945  34.500  -81.500   0 5.6   Southeast U.S.

 

Located near Murray Lake, South Carolina about 50 km north of Columbia. Felt in North Carolina at Asheville and Charlotte; in Georgia at August and Macon and at Knoxville, Tennessee. Rumbling sounds accompanied and preceded the  earthquake. Felt over an area of 2500 sq. miles. No damage or casualties were reported.

 

 7 26  2 49 41 1947  34.016 -116.500  16 5.1   So. California

 

The earthquake rattled windows, doors and dishes and shook bushes and trees. Felt at Scotia and upper Mattole.

 

 7 26  4  4 18 1955  56.600 -153.200   0 6.0   Southern Alaska

 7 26  9 53 17 1956  39.550 -118.450   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Stillwater. The earthquake knocked a clock off a mantel at Kent Ranch. Felt at Fallon, NV.

 

 7 26 11 44 45 1964  52.300 -176.200 100 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 26 17 49 11 1979  50.731 -171.853  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 26 16 19 58 1980  54.040 -162.960  15 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 26  0 32 58 1982  53.009 -161.048  17 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 26  2 25 16 1982  56.113 -158.110  93 6.1   Alaska Peninsula

 7 26  7  4 30 1985  53.380 -166.890  27 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 26 16 31 27 1993  51.360 -176.120  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

07 26 04 08 36 2005  45.400 -112.570   5 5.6  WESTERN MONTANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 24  0  0  0 1852  39.900   41.300   0 7.3   Turkey

 

Limited damage in eastern Turkey. Seventeen were killed.

 

 7 24 11 59  0 1912  -5.000  -80.000   0 7.0   Ecuador

 

Felt with intensity VIII at Huancabamba, Cajamarca, Peru and in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Moderate damage. At least $700,000 (US dollars) damage.

 

 7 24  4 55 17 1924 -49.500  159.000  50 7.5   So. of Australia

 7 24  6  3  5 1948  35.200   24.400 100 7.0   Aegean Sea

 

Felt in Crete, no damage or casualties reported.

 

 7 24  8 12 40 1964  47.130  153.790  35 7.2   So. Kurils

 

07 24 15 42 06 2005   7.900   92.130  16 7.3  NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 

 7 24 13 12 13 1938  53.500 -167.000  50 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 24 22 10 46 1947  34.016 -116.500  16 5.5   So. California

 

Felt in the Morongo Valley with intensity V. Also felt at Los Angeles,  San Diego and Needles and 15 other localities in the region.

 

 7 24 13  8  5 1958  52.740 -169.770   0 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7 24  1 23 20 1959  41.000 -125.500   0 5.8   Off Coast of No. California

 7 24  7 35 48 1964  56.300 -157.800  24 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 7 24 21 54 54 1964  57.700 -152.200  10 5.2   Southern Alaska

 7 24  8  6 17 1978  26.614  -88.816  35 5.0   Gulf of  Mexico

 7 24 22 23 25 1979  54.126 -160.886  33 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7 24  0 42  1 1986  51.401 -176.693  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 24 14  3 27 1986  51.500 -175.200   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 24  5 25 11 1987  56.193 -153.686   0 5.5   Southern Alaska

 7 24 18 10  5 1991  60.908  -58.711  18 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 7 24 18 14 36 1992  33.902 -116.284   9 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Thousand Palms and Yucca Valley. Less intense at Cabazon, Indio and Borrego Springs. Felt throughout most of southern  California including the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino. Followed by a similar event on July 25.

 

 7 24 10 26 57 1993  51.500 -177.130  34 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 24 15 46  3 1993  51.200 -176.320  55 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7 24 20 15 45 1996  41.784 -125.911  10 6.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Not reported felt in California.

 

 7 24 23 52 22 1996  51.600 -177.200  59 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7 23  2 47  0 1905  49.300   96.200  25 8.2   Mongolia

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

and Forari.

 

 7 23 14 42 37 1978  22.282  121.512  17 7.4   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at and frightened many at Bakersfield.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 7 23  4 10 17 1988  51.280 -176.150  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 7 22  5 11 16 1953  50.500  157.500  70 7.2   Kamchatka

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Victoria, B.C.

 

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

 

Aftershock of a similar earthquake on March 18, 1948.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 7 22  5 35 18 1999  61.297 -149.385  46 5.6   Central Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 7 21  0  0  0 1956  23.000   70.000  10 7.0   India

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

Not widely felt.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Unalaska and Cold Bay.

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 7 20 22 51 42 1976 -31.340 -179.010 392 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt lightly at Adak.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

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

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

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

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

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

 

Felt with Intensity III at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

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

 

Felt with Intensity III at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

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

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

Felt widely in the Vanuatu and Banks Islands.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

No surface expression due to intermediate depth of this hypocenter.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Andreanof Islands.

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

U.S./CANADA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

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

 

Felt with Intensity III.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 7 17 17  7 50 1992  51.280 -175.700  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

Intermediate depth of focus prevented damage or injuries.

 

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

 

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

 

 7 16 15  7 11 1956  22.240   95.730  39 7.0   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

No surface expressions due to intermediate depth of this earthquake.

 

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

 

Not felt strongly in this remote region.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

Minor damage in the Shepherd Islands area.

 

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

 

Felt strongly in the Maldive Islands.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Adak, Alaska.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 7 14  4 51 21 1973  35.200   86.500  32 7.5   Xizang

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 7 14  9  9  5 1991  37.000   68.000   0 7.2   Afghanistan

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

area most affected was near Tyonek.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 7 14 17  7 14 1996  51.100 -176.400  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Followed on July 14 by strongly felt earthquake near Seattle.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Another event in the Dixie Valley Swarm.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 7 11  8 38  0 1905  49.500   97.300  20 7.0   Mongolia

 

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

 

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

 7 11 19 44 44 1924  37.100   83.600   0 7.2   Xizang

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 7 11 21 46 40 1995  21.966   99.196  13 7.1   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 Alaska.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity IV in eastern Mindanao.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Not reported felt by the Canadian Geological Survey.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 7  9  9 40 56 1905  49.500   97.300  22 7.6   Mongolia

 

Felt in Mongolia with Intensity X.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt Strongly at Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 7  8 10 22  7 1918  24.500   91.000  60 7.6   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

 

No damage reported from this intermediate depth earthquake.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Aftershock activity in the Dixie Valley sequence.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

July 6.

 

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

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

 

Felt at Lakeside, CA.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

Felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tadjikistan with slight damage.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Lynn Canal and Haines, AK.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak and Atka, Andreanof Islands

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Espiritu Santo Islands.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Aftershock of M 6.0 at Gustavus on July 3.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

Felt with intensity VIII in Hindu Kush

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak

 

 7  4 19 30 42 1974  45.100   94.000  33 7.5   Mongolia

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  4 20 40  0 1916  40.500 -124.500   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

Chimneys fell in Humboldt County. Woodpiles fell over, milk spilled from pans and a plate glass window broke at Ferndale.

 

 7  4  4 28 35 1929  64.000 -148.000  25 6.5   Northern Alaska

 

Followed by a strong M 7.0 in the Andreanof Islands on July 5, 1929.

 

 7  4  4 28 35 1960  51.790 -131.190   0 6.6   British Colombia

 7  4 13 10  5 1960  51.800 -131.100  33 6.0   British Colombia

 

Preceded on July 3 by strong M 7.0 in the Andreanof Islands.

 

 7  4  1 36 32 1966  51.900 -179.900  20 6.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt slightly at U.S. Naval Base on Adak.

 

 7  4 18 50 24 1966  51.520 -179.700  36 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  4 21 52  6 1977  40.323 -126.734  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 7  4 22  5 42 1977  40.248 -127.286  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 7  4 18 57 34 1979  52.835 -167.123  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  4  8 54 40 1986  62.820 -124.090   3 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

 7  4 11 39 40 1996  61.852 -150.830  55 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla and Willow, Alaska.

 

 7  4 11  4  2 1997  51.417 -178.582  58 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  3  6 52  5 1918  -3.500  142.500  60 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 7  3  4 40  6 1924  36.000   84.000  60 7.2   Xizang

 7  3 22 31 26 1954  -6.500  105.300  80 7.0   So. of Java

 7  3 20 20 46 1960  50.280 -177.100   0 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak, Alaska

 

 7  3  4 36 52 1985  -4.439  152.828  33 7.4   New Britain

 

Felt at Rabaul, New Britain where landslides and ground cracks appeared. A tsunami of 1.3 meters maximum height was generated in the Rabaul harbour. This was followed by a seiche about 15 hours later. Also felt at Panguna, Solomon Islands.

 

 7  3 19 50 51 1995 -29.211 -177.589  35 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  3  0 53  0 1929  62.500 -149.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Followed on July 5-7 by a series of moderate to strong earthquakes in  the Andreanof Islands.

 

 7  3 12 24 37 1957  50.500 -179.000   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3  3 19 18 1960  50.500 -175.500   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 20 20 46 1960  50.280 -177.100   0 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

Felt at Adak, AK.

 

 7  3  3 55 12 1966  52.420 -170.310  42 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 16 59 35 1973  57.980 -138.021  33 6.4   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Gustavus. Trees, bushes and vehicles rocked. Felt with intensity IV at Juneau and Yakutat.

 

 7  3 17 44 16 1973  57.993 -137.884  33 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 7  3  5  0 59 1974  40.424 -125.136  12 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Bridgeville and Eureka where small objects shifted. Felt with intensity IV at Ferndale, Petrolia and Fortuna, CA.

 

 7  3 12 55 43 1977  52.540 -167.470   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 18 40  8 1983  37.535 -118.858   8 5.2   California/Nevada area

 7  3 17 33 32 1986  51.412 -176.017  19 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 17  9 54 1989  51.218 -175.033   7 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3 12 18 58 1992  50.900 -179.290  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  3  1 43 57 1999  47.147 -123.296  61 5.9   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt from Vancouver, B.C. on the north to Portland, OR on the south. Damage occurred with intensity VII at Aberdeen and Montesano. Seven people were injured in Abderdeen and Satsop and one other at Olympia, WA.

 

 7  3 15 26  8 1999  61.518 -150.474  65 5.0   Central Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  2 10 30  0 1552 -16.600  -71.300  30 7.6   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

 

Felt with intensity IX in the epicentral area.

 

 7  2 21  3 42 1930  25.500   90.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

Severe damage in Assam, India. The earthquake did not cause fatalities though some were injured. Masonry buildings in Dhubri were destroyed. Water effects such as fountains and well water changes were common throughout the area. Felt from Kolkata, Chittagong and over most of eastern India.

 

 7  2  2 37 15 1937 -14.300  167.000  80 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 7  2 11 50  0 1938 -11.272  -75.951  15 7.0   Central Peru

 7  2 19 57 13 1949  16.000  148.000  50 7.1   No. Marianas

 7  2  6 56 59 1953 -19.000  169.000 223 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 7  2  0 42 22 1957  36.210   52.720   0 7.4   No. Iran

 

Maximum intensity X at Sangechal, Iran. Great damage throughout northern Iran. About 2000 killed.

 

 7  2 20 58 38 1965  53.030 -167.550  40 7.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Dishes were broken on Umnak Island, Fox Islands. Books were tossed about the room of one house. Felt widely at Cold Bay. Buildings creaked and lamps swayed. A minor tsunami occurred with maximum height of 4 inches at Unalaska.

 

 7  2 23 26 27 1974 -29.082 -175.954  33 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  2 16 29  0 1936  39.300 -118.200   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 7  2  4 29 30 1960  51.500 -173.500   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  2  1 19  2 1964  60.000 -146.390  17 5.4   Central Alaska

 7  2 20 58 38 1965  53.030 -167.550  40 6.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Dishes were broken on Umnak Island, Fox Islands. Books were tossed about the room of one house. Felt widely at Cold Bay. Buildings creaked and lamps swayed. A minor tsunami occurred with maximum height of 4 inches at Unalaska.

 

 7  2 21 29 20 1984  56.440 -154.910  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 7  2 15 26 59 1993  53.082 -161.881  33 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 7  2  4 47  8 1998  51.972 -169.671  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  2 11 46 22 1999  49.565 -128.991  10 6.0   Vancouver Island area

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  1  0  0  0 1879  33.200  104.700   0 7.5   So. China

 

This earthquake hit Gansu Province, China killing more than 10,000 and causing  extreme damage with intensity X. Strongest at Wudu. At Kangxian walls and houses in the Yueming temple were leveld.At Minxian houses were destroyed and many died. Damage extended to Daojiang, Sichuan and Nanzheng, Shaanxi where buildings fell.

 

 7  1  8 19  4 1927  36.750   22.750 125 7.3   No. Greece

 

Extremely damaging event in southern Greece with maximum intensity X. Felt at Oetylos and Lcaonia. An earthquake on June 30, 1927 was damaging to the north in the region of Mytikas (Acarnania) with intensity VIII.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 7  1 22  0  0 1911  37.250 -121.750   0 6.6   Central California

 

Strongly felt in San Jose. Chimneys fell and walls cracked at San Jose, Santa Clara, Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Buildings and instruments were damaged at Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton. Water tanks were knocked over at Coyote. Felt from San Francisco to Carson City, NV. Aftershocks through Dec. 1911.

 

 

 7  1 13 20 50 1917  50.000 -128.000   0 6.4   British Colombia

 7  1 21 49 36 1919  50.000 -128.000   0 5.5   British Colombia

 7  1  1  9 18 1930  52.490 -132.040   0 5.7   British Colombia

 

Preceded by a swarm from June 25-30, 1930. While all these occurred on the same date no damage was associated with any of these earthquakes in the Vancouver Island area.

 

 7  1  7 50 55 1941  34.367 -119.583   0 5.9   So. California

 

Earthquake in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria with total damage up to about $100,000. Much of this was to drug- and liquor store inventory and to  plate glass. Slide covered the railroad east of Santa Barbara on Rt. 101. Telephone service was out. Most stores in Santa Barbara suffered interior damage in this late night earthquake. Sidewalks, cornices and plaster broke and water mains were common. The Santa Barbara area has a very interesting history of earthquakes over the past century. During the period 1900-2004 six earthquakes of M>5.0 were located in the Santa Barbara area (34-34.5N 119.5-120W). Of these the four that occurred in the first 75 years of the century all occurred between June 29 and July 5 (June 29, 1925 (M 6.3); June 29, 1926 (M 5.5); July 1, 1941 (M 6.0); June 29, 1968 (M:5.1);  July 5, 1968 (M:5.7). The only such event not occurring in this time frame in the Santa Barbara area in the past century occurred on August 13, 1978 with M 5.4. Several factors may influence this pattern, but in determining local risk, this type of data is vital.

 

 

 7  1  5 53 14 1958  51.590 -176.870  67 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  1 13 31  6 1964  52.700 -168.200  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  1 23 10  9 1967  54.440 -157.940  38 6.2   Alaska Peninsula

 7  1 13 33 34 1973  57.862 -137.419  30 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 

The mainshock was felt widely from Yakutat to Juneau. Minor damage was observed at Sitka. Intensity V effects noted at Gustavus, Hoonah, Juneau, Sitka and Yakutat.

 

 7  1 15 12  4 1973  57.815 -137.472  25 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 7  1 18 23  7 1974  44.451 -111.080  11 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 7  1  7 41 54 1982  51.393 -179.940  51 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 7  1 12 48  7 1988  52.931 -166.771  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 7  1  7 40 30 1992  34.332 -116.462   9 5.4   So. California

 

 

Aftershock of Landers earthquake.

 

 7  1  6 23 12 1993  51.180 -178.340  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 30  0  0  0 1868  24.500   91.500   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

It was reported that a few minutes after midnight with three abrupt waves shaking furniture. The duration was about half a minute.

 

 6 30 17  7  0 1905  -1.000 -168.000  60 7.6   Central Pacific Ocean

 

 

Location is questionable. The only strong event ever located in this area.  In the Phoenix Islands. Identified in Bath and Duda, "Some Aspects of Global Seismicity" Report No. 1-79, Seismological Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

 

 6 30 15 44 23 1924  45.100  147.400 120 7.7   So. Kurils

 

Slight Damage.

 

 6 30 15  6 38 1936  50.500  160.000  60 7.4   E. of Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity 9-10 in epicentral area.

 

 6 30  1 57 34 1982  44.679  151.143  33 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt at intensity V at Shikotan, Kurilsk and with III at Iturup.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 30 13 31  0 1926  35.600 -118.800   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in the Kern River Canyon. Workmen in the canyon had difficulty maintaining their footing outdoors.

 

 6 30 14  2  5 1958  73.390  -69.560   0 5.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 6 30 19 58 38 1960  60.300 -150.900  55 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer, Kasilof, Seward and Sterling.

 

 6 30  5  7  1 1973  54.122 -168.647   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 18 54 13 1975  44.745 -110.605   7 6.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 30 19  0  0 1975  44.770 -110.720   0 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 30 19  0 27 1975  44.750 -110.720   5 5.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Press reported landslides in the Yellowstone National Park area which closed many roads. Two new geysers were formed and rivers were muddied. Other geysers became noisier or changed timing or activity. Ground cracks were observed in  the back country.  Telephone service was knocked out for several hours at Madison, Old Faithful and West Yellowstone. Roads were seen to corrugate for about a minute during the quake. Felt also in Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah and Washington.

 

 6 30 17 29 18 1980  38.002 -118.690   8 5.3   California/Nevada area

 6 30 18  7 39 1980  60.010 -141.047  13 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 30 18 59 32 1980  60.016 -141.109  15 5.2   Central Alaska

 6 30  6 23 47 1986  51.259 -176.167  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 19 45 18 1987  51.007 -176.434  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 30 14 38 12 1992  34.004 -116.361   1 5.1   So. California

 

Big Bear Lake aftershock.

 

 6 30  0 52  8 1996  51.854 -177.330  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 29  0  0  0 1780  46.000  151.000  40 7.5   So. Kurils

 

Near Urup Island. A Russian ship was thrown onto shore. The town of Huta was destroyed. The great quake lasted about 15 minutes and was followed by withdrawal of the sea, wave, greater withdrawal and higher wave. Twelve deaths were recorded. The recorded tsunami was registered at 12 meters height at Urup but also observed along the coast of Hokkaido.

 

 6 29  0  0  0 1880  38.600   27.100   0 7.0   Aegean Sea

 

Severe damage with intensity X in Turkey.

 

 6 29 18 36  0 1898  52.000  172.000   0 7.6   Near Islands

 6 29 22 49 38 1928 -15.000  170.500  60 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 6 29 10 28 37 1948 -15.500 -172.500  60 7.0   Tonga Islands

 6 29 10 37 41 1975  38.650  130.400 600 7.7   Korea

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 29  1 12 36 1925  46.400 -111.230   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

May be same as Event of 6-28-1925 or an aftershock of that event.

 

 6 29 14 42 16 1925  34.300 -119.800   0 6.3   So. California

 

These earthquakes in the Santa Barbara region of southern California are the strongest recorded in that area and occurred about a day after the strong earthquake in Montana (see above). Damage occurred at Santa Barbara and was  estimated at $9 million U.S. Dollars. A four story brick hotel with an unsupported wall lost much of its exterior. Columns collapsed on several buildings. A large church collapsed under the weight of its roof. Thirteen were killed in this earthquake. One building on marshy ground had its foundation sink 19 feet into the underlying clay. Pipes were cracked and the earth dam at Sheffield Reservoir failed, but little damage from released water was done. The quake was strongly felt from Santa Ynez and Santa Maria Valleys. Strong aftershocks occurred on July 3.

 

 6 29 23 21  0 1926  34.500 -119.500   0 5.5   So. California

 

This earthquake, the strongest aftershock of the M 5.3 (see above) in Santa Barbara occurred one year to the day after the mainshock. Such yearly anniversary aftershocks are more common than statistically random, the cause of this  relation not being known. This event caused some chimneys to fall and killed one child by a falling brick. Additional cracks occurred and some cracks from 1925 were reopened. Also felt in Los Angeles.

 

 6 29  7 48 15 1957  51.700 -166.600  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 17  6 57 1960  52.690 -168.040   0 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 16 28  4 1962  62.400 -152.200  23 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt by many. Buildings creaked and loose objects rattled. Lamps swayed and earthquake was felt at Girdwood and Talkeetna.

 

 6 29  8  9 26 1963  40.330 -126.810  20 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 6 29  4 43 32 1964  26.780 -110.750  38 5.2   Gulf of California

 6 29  7 21 33 1964  62.700 -152.000  33 5.6   Central Alaska

 6 29 10 42 46 1964  56.700 -151.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 6 29 19 53 30 1966  35.781 -120.066   5 5.0   Off So. California

 

Aftershock of the Parkfield earthquake of June 28.

 

 6 29 19 12 21 1968  34.250 -119.683  10 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake at Goleta and Santa Barbara caused up to $2000 US dollars damage at Goleta. A bridge at Fairview Avenue shook noticeably sending dust up to 2 feet in the air. Concrete chips, tar and mortar were shock loose onto the bridge.

 

 6 29 14  3 16 1971  54.580 -161.540   6 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 10 45 29 1975  59.165 -154.515 131 5.0   Southern Alaska

 6 29  8 47 15 1977  51.418 -176.143  22 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 29  9 10 57 1978  52.750 -173.430 140 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 29  7 46 14 1980  37.975 -118.670  15 5.0   California/Nevada area

 6 29  2 25 43 1986  54.600 -164.400   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 29  4 30  4 1986  52.230 -174.710  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 29 14 13 39 1992  34.080 -116.860  12 5.5   So. California

 6 29 16  1 43 1992  33.876 -116.267   2 5.2   So. California

 

Aftershocks of Big Bear and Landers earthquakes.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 28  0  0  0 1626  39.400  114.200   0 7.0   So. China

 

Earthquake occurred at about 2:00 in the morning during a strong aurora. Strongly felt at Tatong, Sieen-hoa and Lin-k'ieou. Great damage occurred at Taming and  Kuangping, Chihli, Tungchang Fu, Shantung, Honan Fu, Honan Fu, Honan, and Pingyang, Shansi. The ground did not stop shaking form months. The damage was so great that it was not possible to determine how many houses were destroyed or the number of dead. Chinese sources give this total at 5200 persons but this is a gross estimate.

 

 6 28  1 15  0 1846 -14.000  -76.800  50 7.8   Central Peru

 

Earthquake was felt at intensity VI in the epicentral area.

 

 6 28 13 58 54 1921 -39.300  176.400  80 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Known as the Hawke's Bay earthquake, this event was felt from Auckland, where it woke residents to Dunedin. Chimneys fell in several locations as far away as Nelson but also at Gisborne, Napier, Taihape and Wanganui.

 

 6 28  7 58 54 1944  15.000  -92.500  60 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Off the west coast of Guatemala, little damage.

 

 6 28  7 13  0 1948  36.167  136.200  20 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

3238 killed and 9250 injured. Extensive property damage in Fukui.

 

 6 28 21 55 40 1963  46.620  153.440  43 7.0   So. Kurils

 

 6 28 11 57 35 1992  34.190 -116.540  10 7.8   So. California

 

The largest earthquake in California in 40 years, this event killed one at Yucca Valley and two others by heart attacks. More than 400 were injured. Considerable damage occurred to buildings (bowling alley, residences, stores) in the Landers and Yucca Valley area. The maximum intensity of this earthquake was IX. It apparently triggered a second strong event several hours later in the Big Bear area east of Los Angeles. Estimated cost was $92 million U.S. dollars. Felt in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada. Surface faulting was observed in the Barstow and Joshua Tree area with more than 5 meters  horizontal displacement and up to 1.0 meters vertical displacement. Seiche was observed from Washington, Colorado and Texas.

 

 6 28 17 19 30 2002  43.752  130.666 566 7.3   Jilin-Heilongjiang Border region

 

Felt throughout Heilongjian, Jilin, Lianoning and in parts of Hebei, Henan and Inner Mongolia. Also felt at Beijing and in South Korea and Russia. Felt lightly in Japan in Honshu and Hokkaido.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 28  1 21  6 1925  46.000 -111.500   0 6.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

 

This earthquake occurred east of Helena, Montana with violent shaking over 600 square miles over a felt area of about 300,000 square miles with intensity VIII. The greatest damage occurred at Manhattan where a large schoolhouse was destroyed. Some reinforced concrete buildings survived. Many chimneys fell in all directions. Rockfalls and landslides destroyed sections of railroad track. At Three Forks similar damage was observed. A church with high unsecured walls was strongly damaged. Cracks appears in Masonry building however frame buildings were relatively undamaged. Cracks formed in the roads. Felt throughout Montana, North Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.

 

 6 28  2 10  0 1925  46.400 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 28  4 20  0 1925  46.400 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 6 28 23 34 58 1933  53.500 -165.000  25 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 28  4 31  4 1950  44.750 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Shock was felt throughout West Yellowstone, Montana. Knickknacks and groceries were knocked from shelves. At least six strong aftershocks were observed.

 

 6 28 22 58 49 1956  48.920 -129.350   0 6.4   Vancouver Island area

 6 28 18 22 46 1964  53.200 -162.000  39 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 19  9  5 1964  58.230 -150.420  24 5.6   Southern Alaska

 6 28  4  8 58 1966  35.777 -120.294   0 5.1   Off So. California

 6 28  4 26 14 1966  35.900 -120.500  19 5.6   Off So. California

 

Earthquake at Parkfield, this was the last in the supposed 22-year cycle of earthquakes that was expected by some to recur in 1988, but may have been delayed by the Coalinga earthquakes in 1983. This event was preceded by an M 5.0 foreshock. It reached intensity VII and showed minor surface faulting along the San Andreas Fault zone. About a mile north of Cholame pavement cracked on Highway 466 and the dividing line was offset by 4 inches. Minor damage was done to bridges in the epicentral area. Tombstones overturned in Parkfield and seiche was observed in pools and water tanks.

 

 6 28 13 59 60 1967  48.050 -106.450  33 5.6   Wyoming/Dakotas

 6 28  0 58 42 1980  37.585 -118.813   1 5.9   California/Nevada area

 6 28  3 25 17 1983  60.222 -141.267  14 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Yakutat.

 

 6 28 14 43 54 1991  34.262 -118.002  11 5.8   So. California

 

Sometimes referred to as the Glendale earthquake, this event killed one in Arcadia and a second died from a heart attack at Arcadia. At least 100 injured mostly with cuts and bruises. Damage at Arcadia, Monrovia, Pasadena and Sierra Madre areas estimated at $33.5 million U.S. dollars. Rockslides were located in the mountains. Felt throughout southern California.

 

 

 6 28 11 57 35 1992  34.190 -116.540  10 7.8   So. California

 

June 28, 2004 is the 12th Anniversary of the Landers/Big Bear earthquake in Southern California which occurred in 1992. This event is often considered a landmark event in that strong triggering was observed for nearly 1000 km from the epicenter, especially in volcanic  regions. This caused many geophysicists to rethink the prevailing paradigm that earthquakes had no effect at distances more than  several fault lengths away from the epicenter. See also global history section.

 

 6 28 15  5 29 1992  34.060 -116.900  10 6.8   So. California

 

Probably triggered by the Landers earthquake, this earthquake near Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City injured some people while causing substantial damage and landslides in the epicentral area. Felt with maximum intensity VIII in southern  California, Nevada and western Arizona.

 

 6 28 17  1 32 1992  34.178 -116.922  14 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Riverside.

 

 6 28 20 58 44 1992  51.610 -174.690  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 11 14 54 1995  51.439 -178.342  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 28 19 50 53 2000  58.657 -149.865  16 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 27  5 30  0 1742  53.300  104.000  40 7.7   So. Siberia

 

This earthquake was reported on from the main Administrative Office of Eastern Siberia. This and description of events in Kamchatka, and southern Siberia in 1957 are summaries from: "New Catalog of strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R. from Ancient times through 1977" WDCA Report SE-31 July 1982.

 

This event broke the cross in the cathedral and caused considerable damage at the Spasskaya church including fallen bricks and large cracks. At the hours of the Vice Governor all the stoves were destroyed and chimneys thrown down.  All the chimneys of ordinary homes were collapsed. The earthquake caused  damage from Irkutsk throughout the entire Baikal region.

 

 6 27  0  0  0 1854  50.500  158.000  40 7.0   Kamchatka

 6 27  0  9  0 1904  52.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

This is like the same event as has been reported as occurring on June 25, 2004 at 14:45:36 UT? That event woke the entire city of Petropavlovsk with and underground roar. A tsunami was observed in the Avachin Bay. Earthquakes continued to be felt in the area through June 28, 1904.  Houses shook, windows broke and chimneys fell.  Citizens fled during the earthquake. The second earthquake threw boats off the bay onto the shore about 50 meters. Large portions of the cliff collapsed into the sea some making loud noises. The sound was described as sounding like the roar of many cannons. (Data from New Catalog of Strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R. from Ancient Times through 1977, July 1982).

 

 6 27 12 47  5 1929 -54.000  -29.500  25 8.3   So. Sandwich Islands

 6 27 13  8 20 1945  27.000 -111.000  60 7.0   Gulf of California

 

Felt in Lower California.

 

 6 27  0  9 28 1957  56.500  116.000  60 7.9   So. Siberia

 

The second strong damaging earthquake to occur in the Baikal region on this date, this event caused subsidence of 5-6 meters in the Namarakit trough. Seismic dislocations cover an area over 30 km with fissures up to 19 meters wide and 4 meters in height. Other structures such as twisted folds, seismic domes, shear fissures etc. were observed. Changes in underground water occurred at high large distances. Local hot springs as far as 180 km from the epicenter increased temperature by about 5 degrees Celsius. Under ground water levels rose about 2 meters in the city of Chitka and flow nearly doubled.

 

The earthquake occurred in a relatively unpopulated area. At the nearest settlements, about 50 km to the west in Bezymyannyy stoves and chimneys were destroyed. In the city of Bodayho about 250 km from the epicenter cracks and ruin of chimneys and stoves occurred. As far away as 500 km plaster cracked and cracks appeared in buildings (at Chitka). Felt area was about 2 million square km.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 27 18 21  0 1925  46.000 -111.200   0 5.8   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Event occurred on June 28 UT. The most severe damage occurred in Gallatin, Montana. Property damage did not exceed $150,000 because of the remote nature of the epicenter. At Manhattan the local high school and grade school was severely damage. Churches and schools at Three Forks also sustained damage. Aftershocks demolished a church. Poorly constructed masonry buildings were severely damaged in Logan and Three Forks. Trains were delayed due to boulders on the tracks. A lake formed by damaging in the canyon of the Sixteenmile Creek. Cracks appeared in roads and bridges. Groundwater effects were observed. Felt from North Dakota to Washington and from Southern Canada to Wyoming. (Data from Seismicity of the United States 1568-1989, U.S.G.S. Prof. Paper 1527, 1993).

 

 6 27 13  8 20 1945  27.000 -111.000  60 7.0   Gulf of California

 

Felt in Lower California.

 

 6 27  1 28 56 1962  37.700  -88.500  25 5.5   New Madrid area

 

Local time June 26. The earthquake hit southern Illinois with slight damage at Johnston City and West Frankfort. In Williamson County effects were moderate as flower pots, pictures and clocks were damaged,  fell  and stopped. Felt in Missouri and Kentucky as well.

 

 6 27  7  8  2 1963  60.500 -140.800  31 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Not reported in U.S. Earthquakes - 1963.

 

 6 27 11  8 56 1965  60.280 -141.130  12 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 27 20 33  2 1967  51.190 -179.940  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27 17 15 39 1971  51.953 -170.454  14 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27  8 50 35 1979  70.030  -96.480  18 5.0   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 6 27 20 12 43 1984  29.918 -114.060  10 5.2   Gulf of California

 6 27  0 25  2 1985  63.860 -149.900  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 6 27  6  1 28 1987  42.210 -127.870   3 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 27  6  1 37 1987  43.486 -127.094  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 6 27 18 43 22 1988  37.130 -121.878  13 5.7   Central California

 

Likely foreshock to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. This event caused slight damage near Los Gatos. Cracks formed in plaster and houses. Minor damage was reported throughout Santa Clara County. Windows were shattered. Water flow was changed in some areas.

 

 

 6 27  7 10 23 1989  51.568 -174.339  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 27  2  0 46 1990  52.364 -173.953  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 26  4 57  1 1913 -20.000 -174.000  60 8.2   Tonga Islands

 

 6 26  5 49 42 1917 -15.500 -173.000  60 8.7   Tonga Islands

 

The earthquake was in several villages and in Pago Pago. A tsunami was generated. This tsunami was observed with height up to 12 meters in Samoa on the south coast of Upolu. Also observed in Hawaii at Honolulu and on the  west coast of North America.

 

 6 26  1 37 34 1924 -56.000  157.500  60 8.3   Macquarie Islands

 

This earthquake is not known to have produced any damage in the epicentral area. A tsunami was generated and observed on tidal gauges at Sidney, Australia.

 

 6 26 19 46 15 1926  36.000   28.400 100 7.4   Turkey

 

Felt with intensity XI at Rhoades, Greece and in the Dodecanese Islands. The coast of Crete Island elevated. Casualties were reported. Earthquake was felt over a radius of about 1600 km.

 

 6 26 11 52  3 1941  12.500   92.500  60 8.7   Andaman Islands

 

Damage was severe at Madras, Andaman Islands. A few people were killed. Also felt at Colombo, Sri Lanka. One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the region.

 

 6 26  4 38 23 1958  54.000  160.100 120 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 6 26 22 32  0 1973  43.200  146.600  50 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Aftershock of an M 7.5 on June 24, 1973.

 

 6 26 12 22  7 1996  28.045  140.165 530 7.1   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 6 26 22 14 39 1965  51.560 -178.480  56 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 6 26  6  0  0 1966  44.300 -103.400   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

This earthquake occurred in western South Dakota near Keystone where well water was muddied. Concrete steps were cracked at Rapid City. At Deadwood a tree fell. Earth sounds were reported to resemble jets flying overhead at Silver City (similar to sonic booms). Dishes rattled and the earthquake sound was heard more intensely in northwest Rapid City.

 

 6 26  1 42 21 1968  40.070 -124.280  10 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 6 26 10 47 46 1968  40.200 -124.400  33 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

Felt over about 5,000 square miles, mostly in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Chimneys were toppled and landslides were numerous. Ground cracks were observed near Mattole Rive and at least one building was  damaged when the front porch was torn away. Glassware and windows broken at Petrolia.

 

 6 26  7 59 27 1975  52.360 -168.730  35 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 6 26 12 44 58 1985  55.400 -160.560  39 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 26 16 36 29 1987  54.200 -164.800   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 6 26  4 18 31 1988  31.331  -64.784  10 5.1   Off East Coast U.S.

 6 26  8 40 29 1995  34.394 -118.669  13 5.2   So. California

 

Aftershock of the Northridge earthquake. Felt with intensity V at Glendale area,

throughout Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Minor damage.

 

 6 26 14  5 37 2001  61.340 -140.070  10 5.8   Central Alaska