TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12  8 15  0  0 1812  34.000 -118.000   0 7.0   So. California

 

Likely felt with intensity VIII from San Diego to Purisima. Severe at San Juan Capistrano. At San Gabriel the church was badly cracked and the top of the tower fell off. 40 were killed who were attending services  at the time of the quake in San Juan Capistrano. Felt also at San Diego.

 

12  8 12 31  0 1921  36.000  140.200  60 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

12  8  8 32  9 1937  23.000  121.500  60 7.0   Taiwan

12  8  1  4  2 1945  -6.500  151.000  60 7.1   New Ireland

12  8  4 14 12 1951 -34.000   57.000  60 7.9   So. Indian Ocean

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12  8 15  0  0 1812  33.700 -117.900   0 6.8   So. California

 

Likely felt with intensity VIII from San Diego to Purisima. Severe at San Juan Capistrano. At San Gabriel the church was badly cracked and the top of the tower fell off. 40 were killed who were attending services  at the time of the quake in San Juan Capistrano. Felt also at San Diego.

 

12  8 12 45  0 1929  37.000 -118.170   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Severely felt at Aberdeen Station.

 

12  8 16 10 25 1956  51.370 -179.170   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12  8 22 55  1 1962  50.500 -176.800  33 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  8  8 38 24 1971  49.130 -128.522  33 5.3   Vancouver Island area

12  8 14 40 58 1976  44.857 -110.789   5 5.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with intensity V at Corwin Springs, Montana.

 

12  8 21  7 49 1984  63.634 -150.640  28 5.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Fairbanks.

 

12  8  5 12 35 1987  58.638 -142.863  10 5.2   Southeast Alaska

12  8 18  9 24 1987  34.128  -60.969  10 5.0   Off East Coast U.S.

12  8  3 48  6 1996  44.209 -129.369  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12  8  6  5 25 1996  56.740 -151.777  33 5.3   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

 

12  7 15 10  0 1897 -40.000  175.000   5 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Felt over the whole country between Auckland and Timoru. Maximum intensity VII at Wanganui.

 

12  7 22 46 50 1912 -29.000  -62.500 620 7.5   Argentina

 

Moderately felt in the Santiago Del Estero Province of Argentina and

for a wide area around the epicenter.

 

12  7  4 35 42 1944  33.700  136.000  25 8.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A strong earthquake south of Honshu in the Kii area. 1223 killed, more than  17,000 houses collapsed and more than 3000 washed away in the east coast of Kii, Ise Bay area. from 30 cm to 1 meters subsidence occurred. This earthquake generated as strong tsunami which wrecked 3059 houses and caused 998  deaths. Maximum height 7.5 meters at Kumano-ura. Also observed in Hawaii, Alaska and

California.

 

12  7  2  5 37 1953 -22.000  -68.000 110 7.1   Argentina

 

Damage moderate to severe in northern Chile. The shock injured nine at Calama and caused damage there. Panic occurred in Antofagasta. The event was also felt in Iquique and Tocopilla.

 

12  7  7 41 24 1988  40.987   44.185   5 7.0   Caucasus/Caspian Sea

 

The Spitak Earthquake. A CD-ROM available from the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) describes this earthquake and effects in detail. More than 25,000 were killed with up to 20,000 injured and 500,000 left homeless. Total damages were more than $16 billion including damage to agriculture and to more than 400 towns and villages. Damage at Spitak and Leninakan was IX and X. Surface faulting was observed for at least 10 km. Damage also occurred in Azerbaijan and in Turkey where four were killed. Also felt in Tabriz, Iran.

 

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

 

12  7  1  0  0 1791  47.400  -70.500   0 6.0   New England

 

On the St. Lawrence River near the mouth of the Saguenay. Felt widely over eastern Canada and New England.  Landslides were observed and rivers became muddy. At St. Paul's Bay about sixty miles northeast of Quebec walls cracked and stones fell from houses.

 

12  7 22 16 27 1940  31.666 -115.083  16 6.0   So. California

 

Felt at Calexico, Dulzura, Heber, San Diego. At San Diego chandeliers  swung and many objects were disturbed. A clock stopped.

 

12  7  4 48  0 1944  46.977 -123.890   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

At Hoquiam, Washington objects swayed and dishes rattled. A chimney at Greys Harbor Junior College was observed to swing 18 inches out from the building.

 

12  7  7 34 11 1974  51.814 -170.795  30 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  7 12 59 56 1976  31.983 -114.783   8 5.7   SW U.S.A

 

Felt with intensity VI at San Luis, Arizona where furniture moved and at Yuma where windows broke and in El Centrl. Felt as far as San Diego.

 

12  7  2 56 17 1980  40.904 -126.031  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

12  7 16 27 47 1984  50.800 -169.600   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  7 17 48 16 1987  43.512 -127.251  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12  7 15 29 20 1989  53.700 -168.860  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  7  8 55  9 1990  61.670 -150.630  69 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Skwentna and Willow. Also felt at Anchorage, Palmer and Chugiak.

 

12  7 11 42 30 1991  60.948 -150.342  49 5.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Fort Richardson and Willow. Also felt at Anchorage, Hope, Moose Pass and Willow.

 

12  7  7  9 19 1992  52.020 -173.810  14 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  7 20 36 19 1996  51.587 -173.378  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  7  0 19 51 1999  57.203 -154.257  44 6.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak and Old Harbor.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12  6 15  0  0 1833  38.090  139.025   0 7.5   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A tsunami was generated which washed away 597 houses and killed 48 people at Sado Island to the south tip of Hokkaido. The sea withdrew and then returned. Six villages were destroyed and 15 drowned at Fukuyama, Hokkaido.

 

12  6 10 52  0 1850 -33.810  -70.220   0 7.3   Central Chile

 

An earthquake in the Maipo Valley had intensity of about VII at Santiago. Damage was widespread but light. Two people were killed. A large rockslide occurred south of San Jose de Maipo.

 

12  6  8 41  6 1918  49.620 -125.920   0 7.0   Vancouver Island area

 

Mercury spilled from the Estevan Lighthouse on the west shore of Vancouver Island. The lighthouse was observed to sway. Intensity at Alberni was V. Albierni is about 150 km  from the epicenter. At Nanaimo and Ladysmith loud earthquake noises were heard. Buildings rocked and people woke from sleep. Felt as far as Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver. Followed by at least 10 aftershocks at Al;berni and Esteban.

 

12  6 13 55 36 1922  36.500   70.500 230 7.5   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

12  6 23  0 53 1938  22.800  120.800  60 7.0   Taiwan

12  6 21 24 40 1941   8.500  -84.000   0 7.0   Costa Rica

 

Damage occurred at Puerto Jimenez, Atenas, San Isidro de Heredia, Tibas, Guadalupe, San Miguel de Santo Domingo, etc. Slight damage in San Jose.

Maximum intensity VI or greater. Buildings were toppled in Santiago, Panama.

 

12  6 10 41 18 1952  -8.000  156.500  60 7.1   Solomon Islands

12  6 14  2  4 1978  44.733  146.967 100 7.7   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Damage in the southern Kuril Islands and on Hokkaido.

 

12  6 23 12 36 1999  57.510 -154.673  46 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Slight damage was observed with intensity VI at Larsen Bay and Old Harbor. Felt also at Kodiak, Anchorage, Palmer, Fairbanks and Nikiski.

 

12  6 17 11  6 2000  39.566   54.799  30 7.5   No. Iran

 

At least 11 were killed and many injured. Damage with intensity VII was located at Nebitdag and Turkmenbashi. Also felt in other areas of  northern Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and as far as Moscow.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

 

12  6 20  0  0 1791  47.400  -70.500   0 6.3   New England

 

On the St. Lawrence River near the mouth of the Saguenay. Felt widely over eastern Canada and New England.  Landslides were observed and rivers became muddy. At St. Paul's Bay about sixty miles northeast of Quebec walls cracked and stones fell from houses.

 

12  6  8 41  6 1918  49.620 -125.920   0 7.0   Vancouver Island area

 

Mercury spilled from the Estevan Lighthouse on the west shore of Vancouver Island. The lighthouse was observed to sway. Intensity at Alberni was V. Albierni is about 150 km  from the epicenter. At Nanaimo and Ladysmith loud earthquake noises were heard. Buildings rocked and people woke from sleep. Felt as far as Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver. Followed by at least 10 aftershocks at Albirni and Esteban.

 

12  6  7  3 28 1930  53.000 -172.000  80 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  6  6 14 23 1973  41.830 -126.260   0 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

12  6  8  6 49 1997  64.908  -88.089  10 5.4   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

12  6 23 12 36 1999  57.510 -154.673  46 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Slight damage was observed with intensity VI at Larsen Bay and Old Harbor. elt also at Kodiak Anchorage, Palmer, Fairbanks and Nikiski.

 

12  6 18 40 26 2000  63.909 -150.278  19 5.3   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Nenana. Also felt at Fairbanks, Talkeeta and Trapper Creed and Palmer and in the Denali National Park.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12  5  0  0  0 1661  -0.200  -78.500   0 7.3   Ecuador

 

Strong earthquake felt at Quito, Ecuador. May have been related to the

strong eruption of Espantosa del Pichincha in November, 1660.

 

12  5 12 27 36 1912  57.500 -154.000  90 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Not reported as damaging in Alaska. Part of a strong seismic episode in  Alaska in 1912 which began in early June with eruptions and earthquakes.

 

12  5 20 46 58 1941   8.670  -83.160   0 7.6   Costa Rica

 

Damage occurred at Puerto Jimenez, Atenas, San Isidro de Heredia, Tibas, Guadalupe, San Miguel de Santo Domingo, etc. Slight damage in San Jose. Maximum intensity VI or greater. Buildings were toppled in Santiago, Panama.

 

12  5 11 26 55 1997  54.841  162.035  33 7.9   E. of Kamchatka

 

Felt with intensity VII around the epicenter. Also felt at Petropavlovsk and Kamchatsky and Severo Kurilsk. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 60 cm at Kalului, Hawaii.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12  5 15 30  0 1887  37.047 -112.522   0 5.7   Utah area

 

Minor damage near the Sevier Fault near Kanab. Bricks fell from chimneys and houses were cracked. People had difficulty walking. Accompanied by rockfalls and dust clouds.

 

12  5  0  0  0 1902  37.394 -113.520   0 5.0   Nevada area

 

Strong shock in southeastern Utah.

 

12  5 12 27 36 1912  57.500 -154.000  90 7.0   Southern Alaska

 

Not reported as damaging in Alaska. Part of a strong seismic episode in Alaska in 1912 which began in early June with eruptions and earthquakes.

 

12  5 14 28 40 1942  59.500 -152.000 100 6.5   Southern Alaska

 

Sharp shock rattled dishes at Anchorage. A recording rain gauge recorded the quake.

 

12  5  8 13 42 1959  40.300 -125.420   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over an area of about 2000 sq. miles of Humboldt County. Maximum intensity with damage V. Awakened and frightened many.

 

12  5  9  5 13 1967  51.640 -173.480  39 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  5 11  9 37 1967  30.800 -114.100  33 5.4   SW U.S.A

12  5 18 35 40 1967  30.830 -113.970  33 5.1   SW U.S.A

12  5  5 50  6 1971  49.625 -129.450   5 6.0   Vancouver Island area

12  5  6 12 51 1971  49.734 -129.075  16 5.1   Vancouver Island area

12  5 18 19 10 1987  53.490 -163.530  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12  5  2 36 10 1993  52.097 -173.913  30 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Atka and Adak.

 

12  5 19 28 21 1995  40.370 -127.093  25 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

12  5 14 57  7 1997  60.895 -149.191  36 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Girdwood. Also felt at Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River and Palmer.

 

12  5  1 12 48 1998  52.121 -169.412  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  5 18 14 30 2000  43.915 -128.360  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

12  5 22 11 34 2000  52.577 -167.847  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Nikolski.

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12  4 12 20 25 1905  38.000   37.000  60 7.0   Turkey

 

Located in the Siro Cayi valley, this earthquake destroyed many villages between Puturge and Celikan and cause many deaths. Damage occurred as far as Rumkale and Malatya. Liquefaction was noted in the Malatya Valley and in the valley deposits of teh Euphrates.

 

12  4 11 47 48 1918 -26.000  -71.000  60 7.8   Coast Central Chile

 

Severe damage at Copiapo, Chile. Many homes collapsed in the rural towns of Iquique and Pisagua and injuries occurred. Old walls cracked and crumbled at Iquique, Pisagua and Arica. Felt strongly at Taltal. Agitation of the sea occurred at Arica and may have been a tsunami.

 

12  4  8 11 12 1932   2.500  121.000  60 7.1   Celebes Sea

12  4 19 34  0 1933  46.067  144.950 380 7.0   So. Kurils

12  4 16 28  3 1950  -5.000  153.500 110 7.2   New Britain

12  4  3 37 48 1957  45.200   99.200  50 8.3   Mongolia

 

Great destruction occurred in the Bogdo mountains in the towns of Dzum, Bogd, Bayan Gobi Bayan-leg and surrounding communities. Fissures occurred with maximum extending for 250 km and were up to 20 m wide and 2 m deep on the Bogdo fault. Subsidence occurred over a length of 15 km and a width of 8 km in the Bakhar massif. Devastation occurred over an length of 1500 km. Good weather reduced the disaster as shepherds had not yet wintered. At least 34 were killed or missing along with many cattle. Maximum intensity XI. Peaks collapsed, and rocks fell with the sound of thunder. .

 

12  4 10 16 12 1972  33.326  140.684  66 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Start of a further series of earthquakes in this area. This event was felt with

intensity VIII on Hachijo-jima and rail traffic was temporarily halted in the Tokyo area. Aftershock continued for the rest of the year, 10 of which were of M>=5.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12  4 23 54 54 1939  41.000 -128.500   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

12  4 23 43 17 1948  33.933 -116.383   0 6.5   So. California

 

Earthquake at Desert Hot Springs. Cliffs and river banks slumped and landslides occurred. At Willis Palms, springs increase flow and black mud was observed in wells. Minor structural damage occurred to walls, especially to ranch buildings. At twentynine Palms an elevated water tank collapsed when the frame buckled.

 

12  4 14 54 48 1953  49.410 -129.020   0 6.3   Vancouver Island area

12  4  2 11 50 1965  51.300 -170.600  18 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  4 22 18 41 1967  51.640 -173.520  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12  4 12  1 20 1979  53.772 -164.054  23 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12  4  2  8 58 1992  34.369 -116.897   3 5.4   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Arcadia, Big Bear City and Santa Ana. Felt in the Los Angeles and San Diego area and as far as Las Vegas, Nevada. Followed three hours later by an aftershock of M 4.8.

 

12  4 14 11 27 1993  69.790 -146.430   6 5.2   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Prudhoe Bay. Als felt at Deadhorse.

 

12  4 22 15 20 1993  42.303 -122.011   8 5.4   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Damage at intensity VII occurred at Klamath Falls. Slight damage at Tulelake, California. Felt in southern Oregon and in northern California. Aftershock of the September 1993 events of M 6.0.

 

12  4 21 49 25 1998  52.096 -169.392  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  4  8 46 57 1999  51.473 -178.421  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 

 

11 12 04 54 55 2003  28.940 -113.230  10 5.7  GULF OF CALIFORNIA

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12  3 22 59 24 1906  15.000  -61.000 100 7.5   Leeward Islands

12  3  2 39 19 1915  29.500   91.500  60 7.1   Myanmar

12  3 18 51 44 1930  18.000   96.500  60 7.3   Andaman Islands

 

Moderate damage, 36 killed in Burma. Two shocks. The first was a mild foreshock.

The second killed at 36 and injured many more in the regions of Nyaunglebin and Toungoo and Pyu. Buildings were destroyed especially those poorly build. A railway was severely damaged with twisted tracks near Sittang. Ground cracks, sand vents were observed. A strong foreshock occurred in May, 1930 and some buildings were damaged in that quake and destroyed in this later shock.

 

12  3  4 24 19 1960  42.900  104.400  60 7.0   Mongolia

 

Felt with intensity IX at Omnogovi province, Mongolia. The Furvan-Sayhan earthquake.

 

12  3 18  1  8 1995  44.620  149.320  22 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with intensity V at Iturup. Also felt at Matua and Kunashir and Hokkaido. Felt lightly on Honshu. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 41 cm at Midway Island. Observed as far as Adak, Alaska and Crescent City. California. The event was preceded by a surprisingly powerful geomagnetic deviation apparently caused by cosmic rays striking the earth from an unusual stellar collapse. Some geomagneticists initially believed the earth was undergoing a sudden geomagnetic reversal.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12  3 21 36  0 1930  35.100 -106.600   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Two quakes cracked plaster and threw down dishes at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

12  3 17 42 53 1938  37.453 -118.604  10 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

South of Mammoth Lakes, CA, this even did not do any structural damage although landslides were reported. A pipelin was damaged near Owens River Gorge.

 

12  3  9 44 42 1942  39.700 -119.300   0 5.9   California/Nevada area

 

Plaster was cracked at Reno, Nevada. Felt strongly at Wadsworth, NV.

 

12  3 19  9  2 1954  67.500 -136.000  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

12  3  7 20  6 1956  52.640 -168.610   0 6.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  3  7  7 43 1960  52.700 -177.400 160 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

12  3  3  6 46 1965  50.100 -177.500  29 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  3  7 38 10 1975  61.665 -150.828  80 5.3   Central Alaska

12  3  1 37 14 1983  43.621 -127.524  10 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

12  3  5 54  6 1984  54.100 -170.000   0 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  3  9 20 18 1987  58.514 -142.664  10 5.1   Southeast Alaska

12  3 11 38 26 1988  34.150 -118.130  13 5.0   So. California

 

This earthquake near Whittier, CA caused cracks in plaster, drywall and house foundations. Bricks were knocked from walls at Sna Gabriel Mission. Several were injured in San Fernando Valley and electricity was cut.

 

12  3 17 54 34 1991  31.540 -115.930   3 5.3   So. California

 

Felt with intensity IV at El Central, Ensenada and Mexicoali. Also felt at San Diego, Salton City and Brawley, California.

 

12  3 19 22 28 1992  65.605  -52.230  18 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

12  3  5 41  7 1993  51.200 -179.200  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12  3 12 55 20 2000  52.105 -178.216  23 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Atka.

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12  2  0  0  0 1611  40.000  144.000   0 8.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Severe damage at Sendai and Yezo with maximum intensity IX-X. Nearly 5000 were killed, mostly by drowning. Waves swept inland for 4 km. This earthquake caused a great tsunami with maximum height 25 meters at Taro and Koyadori. Called the Keicho Sanriku tsunami, this and the Teikan  tsunami of 869 were considered the largest in the region of Sanriku. Of the deaths 1783 occurred in Date dominion and more than 3000 drowned in Nambu and Tsugoru dominions. Some confusion exists as to the exact date.

 

12  2  1  0  0 1790  54.000  162.000  20 7.5   E. of Kamchatka

 

Felt strongly.

 

12  2 19 51 49 1950 -18.300  167.500  60 8.1   Vanuatu Islands

12  2 15 54 20 1970 -10.966  163.290  33 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

12  2 17 18 24 1971  44.840  153.400  38 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

12  2  0 19 47 1972   6.473  126.601  33 7.4   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Damage with intensity VI occurred at Davao. A small tsunami was generated with maximum height of 6 cm.

 

12  2  3  9  4 1983  14.050  -91.933  65 7.1   Guatemala

 

Felt with some damage in southwestern Guatemala and at Guatemala City. Felt from Chiapas, Mexico and El Salvador.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12  2 13 18 29 1964  53.800 -165.400  35 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  2  2 34 60 1970  51.400 -175.200  57 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak Island.

 

12  2 22  9 55 1973  52.278 -168.679  43 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  2  9 43 54 1982  51.915 -170.557  38 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  2  1 53 29 1987  58.921 -142.888  10 5.1   Southeast Alaska

12  2  5 13  8 1987  59.590 -142.890   3 5.3   Southeast Alaska

12  2 18  3 44 1992  61.805 -151.194  74 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Anchorage, Big Lake and Cooper Landing. Also felt at Chugiak, Eagle River and Willow.

 

12  2 20 30  5 1993  64.930 -133.700  18 5.1   Yukon Territory, Canada

12 02 04 17 24 2004  50.830 -173.120  38 5.4  ANDREANOF ISLANDS,

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12  1 15  0  0 1611  39.000  144.040   0 8.1   So. of Honshu

 

Severe damage at Sendai and Yezo with maximum intensity IX-X. Nearly 5000 were killed, mostly by drowning. Waves swept inland for 4 km. This earthquake caused a great tsunami with maximum height 25 meters atTaro and Koyadori. Called the Keicho Sanriku tsunami, this and the Teikan tsunami of 869 were considered the largest in the region of Sanriku. Of the deaths 1783 occurred in Date dominion and more than 3000 drowned in Nambu and Tsugoru dominions. Some confusion exists as to the exact date.

 

12  1 23  0  0 1806 -12.000  -78.000  30 7.5   Central Peru

 

A severe earthquake which hit Lima, Peru. A tsunami was generated which flooded

the town of Callao. Maximum height of 1 meter cast several ships on shore damaging some. One ship was carried to the house line and was left stranded in the lagoon.

 

12  1  4  6 10 1928 -35.000  -72.000  60 8.3   Central Chile

 

This earthquake near Talca, Chile killed nearly 300 and caused severe damage at Talca and Constitucion. It was felt from Copiapo. A fire began after the second earthquake which consumed the city of Talca. Railway, telepgraph and telepone links were broken. 67 died at Constitucion where the breakwater sank. 50 died in other villages in the epicentral region and 54 miners died when the rock dump at the Baraona copper mine in Cachapoal valley collapsed. 108 died at Talca.  The town of Putu was totally destroyed. The shore elevated there and the water line receded by 200 meters. Damage occurred from Valparaiso to Concepcion. Felt also at Antofagasta, Buenos Aires and Puetro Montt. A tsunami was generated and observed at sea aboard steamships. Maximum height was about 1.5 meters.

 

12  1  6  4 55 1943  -4.800  144.000 120 7.2   Papua New Guinea

12  1 10 34 46 1943 -21.000  -69.000 100 7.0   Coast No. Chile

12  1 14 50 58 1950  14.000  -47.300  60 7.2   Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12  1 22 53  0 1916  35.170 -120.750   0 5.7   Off So. California

 

Epicenter near Avila. A landslide covered the railroad tracks at Avila. Chimneys fell and a smokestack at a refinery building collapsed.

 

12  1  0  0  0 1928  50.000  -81.500   0 5.0   Ontario

 

Located near Fraserdaile, Ontario. Felts from Souithelute to Timiskaming and strongly to the north. Not felt at North Bay. Tremors were strong enough to toss  campers from bunks near Island Falls. Seismograms mixed this earthquake

with recordings from a strong earthquake at Talca, Chile (see GLOBAL HISTORY section above.

 

12  1 19  5 32 1957  52.500 -170.000   0 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  1  3 21 21 1958  32.583 -115.833   0 5.8   So. California

12  1  3 50  0 1958  32.250 -115.750   0 5.0   So. California

12  1  6  2  0 1958  32.250 -115.750   0 5.5   So. California

 

A sequence of events near Sierra Juarez in the southern part of Laguna Salada, Baja, California. Felt over an area of about 15,000 sq. miles. Maximum intensity was VI and included damage at Calexico where some buildings and plaster sustained cracks and merchandise fell. Tile fell and sagged at the local supermarket. Plate Glass cracked. Earthquake noises accompanied the event.

 

12  1 20 49 46 1960  49.030 -129.149  15 6.0   Vancouver Island area

12  1  1 50 20 1962  52.400 -170.100  38 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  1 19 29 17 1970  52.590 -169.160  60 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  1 21  9 37 1970  51.440 -175.330  32 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

12  1 18 45 28 1984  51.377 -176.362  20 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

12  1  3 59  8 1987  51.846 -170.614  19 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  1  4 25 14 1987  59.069 -142.708  15 5.1   Southeast Alaska

12  1 12  3 57 1987  58.240 -143.010   3 5.6   Southeast Alaska

12  1 13 48  1 1987  51.600 -169.000   0 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12  1 20 41 12 1987  58.717 -143.076  10 5.2   Southeast Alaska

12  1  5  6 11 1989  51.670 -178.170  43 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Amchitka.

 

12  1 10 38 46 1998  53.099 -164.338  22 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 30  2  5 16 1934  19.000 -105.310   0 7.2   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 

 

Destructive in Jalisco, Mexico.

 

11 30  2 30  0 1938  37.033  142.150  20 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Off Fukushima Prefecture. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 19 cm at Hachinohe. This was the last of a series of tsunamis in this region which were generated near this source in November, 1938.

 

11 30  0 40 58 1976 -20.520  -68.919  82 7.3   Coast No. Chile

 

A major earthquake about 500 km north of Antofagasta, Chile in the remote  Atacama desert near the Peru border. One person killed and 13 injured.  Considerable damage occurred in Arica, Huara and Camino, Chile. Maximum intensity was VIII and was felt as far as portions of southern Peru. Landslides and road blockages were common.

 

11 30 17 46  1 1983  -6.852   72.110  10 7.7   Indian Ocean

 

Damage occurred with intensity VI to buildings on Diego Garcia. Piers were also damaged. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 1.5 meters on southern Diego Garcia where some damage occurred. The tsunami was also observed at Victoria, Seychelles. Discolored sea water observed north of Diego Garcia.

 

11 30 19 23 19 1987  58.679 -142.786  10 7.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Damage at intensity VI level occurred at Yakutat and with lesser intensity at Anchorage and in south-central Alaska. Also felt at Yukon Territory, Canada. Felt within intensity IV in southern Alaska including in Ketchikan, Glennallen  and Kodiak. Also felt at Sand Point and Fairbansk. Strongly felt by ships

at sea near the epicenter where some damage occurred. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 85 cm at Yakutat but also observed as far away as Presidio, California.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

 

11 30 16 42 19 1956  49.500 -128.149   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

11 30 15 18 36 1959  59.700 -151.300   0 6.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Kasilof and Seward.

 

11 30 22 40 46 1964  53.700 -167.700  69 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 30  7 48 41 1973  35.799  -83.962   3 5.6   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Felt over an area of about 150,000 sq. km. in Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Cracks in walls were observed at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. Minor damage to walls and chimneys and cracked windows reported in Alcoa and Maryville,  Tennessee. Electrical power was cut. This was the largest shock in eastern Tennessee in more than 60 years - since March 28, 1913.

 

11 30 20 30 17 1975  52.610 -167.160   0 6.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 30 19 20 51 1983  51.042 -177.569  14 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 30 19 23 18 1987  59.590 -143.460   3 7.7   Southeast Alaska

 

Damage at intensity VI level occurred at Yakutat and with lesser intensity at Anchorage and in south-central Alaska. Also flet at Yukon Territory, Canada. Felt within intensity IV in southern Alaska including in Ketchikan, Glennallen

and Kodiak. Also felt at Sand Point and Fairbansk. Strongly felt by ships at sea near the epicenter where some some damage occurred. A tsunami was  generated with maximum height 85 cm at Yakutat but also observed as far away as Presidio, California.

 

11 30 23 48 19 1987  58.124 -142.911  10 5.3   Southeast Alaska

11 30  8 55 31 1988  61.296 -152.205 137 6.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Anchorage, Homer and Whittier. Also felt throughout southern Alaska. as far as Kasilof and Skwentna.

 

11 30 15 40 48 1993  51.499 -172.696  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:

 

 

11 29 18 51 21 1944 -19.000  169.000 170 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

11 29  8 22 42 1952  52.800  159.200  40 7.3   Kamchatka

 

Aftershock of the strong earthquake of Nov. 4, 1952 (M 8.2).

 

11 29  9 15 31 1956  27.100  141.200  80 7.0   Bonin Islands

11 29 22 19 38 1957 -21.000  -66.000 200 7.8   Argentina

 

Damage occurred to the walls of houses in Arica. Panic and slight damage also occurred in Arequipa.

 

11 29 22  5 22 1974  30.600  138.767 420 7.6   Central/So. Honshu Japan

11 29 14 47 40 1975  19.334 -155.024   5 7.2   Hawaii

 

A major earthquake, the strongest in the area in more than a century was responsible for 2 deaths, 50 injured and at least $4 million damages. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 7.5 meters which killed the two victims.

 

11 29 19 52 47 1978  16.000  -96.690  19 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 

Earthquake centered southeast of Mexico City in Oaxaca (about 450 km south).

Seven deaths were reported in Mexico City and one in the epicentral area. Much damage occurred in the epicentral area. The quake was preceded by a seismic quiet period and activation and followed by a number of aftershocks.

 

11 29 14 10 32 1998  -2.071  124.891  33 8.3   Sulawesi area

 

This earthquake killed at least 34 and injured up to 100. More than 1000 buildings were destroyed or damaged with maximum intensity VII at Mangole and Taliabu, Indonesia. The maximum damage occurred in Sulawesi at Manado. Also felt at Luwuk, Ternate and Ambon, Sulawesi.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 29  0  0  0 1783  41.000  -74.500   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt from New Hampshire to Pennsylvania. Three shocks were felt at New  York. Two strong shocks in Philadelphia. Moderate felt intensity in Boston and the rest of New England.

 

11 29 20  0  0 1852  32.500 -115.000   0 6.6   SW U.S.A

 

The earthquake was estimated to last for at least two minutes. Intensity estimated at IX to X in the epicentral area near Fort Yuma and San Diego. Ground Fissures occurred near Fort Yuma. Mud volcanoes were observed in Mexico south of Fort

Yuma.

 

11 29 23 21  0 1891  48.110 -123.450   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Strong shock in the Puget Sound area of Washington. An elevator jammed at Seattle. Water at Lake Washington was disturbed. Slight damage occurred at Pysht, WA and Port Townsend, WA.  A coincident earthquake was felt at Cape Mendocino, California which was preceded by an earthquake rumbling noise.

 

11 29  1 43  0 1943  48.400 -122.900   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt in the Puget Sound area over about 9000 sq. miles with maximum intensity VI. At Richardson chimneys cracked. Felt on Vancouver and  on Vancouver Island, B.C.

 

11 29 23 46 27 1952  56.300 -153.800   0 6.8   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Shearwater.

 

11 29 14 37 40 1978  30.177 -113.956  15 5.4   SW U.S.A

 

Occurred several minutes before the Oaxaca M 7.9 on the same day.

 

11 29 10 35 48 2000  63.884 -150.150  23 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Minor damage with intensity V occurred at Anderson and Clear, Alaska. Felt moderately at Healy, Fairbanks, Denali National Park. Also felt at Anchorage, Palmer and Willow.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 28 10 38 45 1942   7.500  -36.000  60 7.1   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

11 28 17 11 14 1943  54.900  156.800 350 7.6   Kamchatka

 

Limited damage to to intermediate depth of focus.

 

11 28  2 25 42 1985 -14.043  166.240  33 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 28  3 49 54 1985 -13.987  166.185  33 7.6   Vanuatu Islands

 

No damage or felt effects reported.

 

11 28 18 32 13 2004  42.990  145.060  39 7.0  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 28  1 25  0 1926  47.500 -116.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt in Idaho near Rathdrum; at the Hecla Mine and near Wallace. Slight damage reported near Kellogg. Felt to Thompson Falls, Mont.

 

11 28 19 49  0 1929  36.900 -118.190   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Located near Bishop, CA. Maximum intensity was located near Aberdeen and Goodale Creek. Concrete reservoirs cracked and dishes broke. A large landslide was reported near Goodale Creek. Also felt at Stockton, Kernville, CA and at Mina, NV.

 

11 28 14 41 54 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Part of a series of earthquakes at Helena, Montana.

 

11 28 13 35 37 1972  65.746 -145.691  36 5.3   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cemtral, Chena Hot Springs, Circle, Fairbanks and Fort Yukon.

 

11 28  5 28 46 1974  51.418 -175.189  11 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

11 28 16 31 59 1974  53.686 -163.703  35 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 28 23  1 25 1974  36.912 -121.497   9 5.2   Central California

 

Felt throughout much of Central California with widespread but minor damage. Maximum damage occurred at Hollister where much merchandise fell from shelves and windows broke. A gas pipe also broke at Hollister.

 

11 28 17 41  3 1978  52.030 -170.130   3 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 28  6 37 15 1980  53.404 -163.985  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 28 18 21 13 1980  39.257 -120.479   4 5.1   Central California

 

The event occurred in a remote area east of Truckee, NV. Minor damage was reported at Georgetown and Soda Springs. Cracks formed in walls and windows and merchandise broke in stores. Felt from San Francisco to Reno, NV.

 

11 28 15 31 18 1987  53.782 -164.925  41 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 28  7 37 35 1988  51.742 -176.776  64 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11 28 21 45 56 1998  54.049 -162.763  12 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at False Pass. Also felt at Cold Bay.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 27 16 30  0 1630 -12.200  -77.500  30 8.1   Central Peru

 

Limited damage in the Lima, Peru area. Maximum intensity VII.

 

11 27 16  5  0 1894  41.500  142.500  60 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

11 27 21 56 50 1945  24.500   63.000  60 8.3   Pakistan

 

Intensity up to X along the Makran coast of Pakistan and in Iran. Up to 4000 killed. This was the last major tsunami generating quake in the Arabian Sea. The quake was felt in Baluchistan an Las Bela area of Pakistan. Felt strongly at Karachi. Doors and windows rattled and some windows were broken.  a cable between Karachi and Muscat was broken. The Cape Moze lighthouse  was damaged as was the 80 foot light house at Manora. Mud volcanoes erupted during the quake, a common occurrence in earthquakes in this area. Four small islands were formed. A large volume of gas erupted from one of the islands causing flames to leap hundreds of meters into the sky. The tsunami had maximum height of 40 feet and caused great damage at Makran ports. The port of Khudi was almost completely destroyed. Los of life and boats were destroyed in Iran and Oman as well as Makran. The towns of Pasni and Ormara were submerged and may people were washed away.

 

11 27  8 42 18 1949 -18.000 -173.000  60 7.2   Tonga Islands

11 27 21 42  0 1976  36.500   71.100 190 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Khorog, Tadzhik. Felt widely in Tadzhikistan and Uzbeksitan. Also felt in northern Pakistan and northwestern India.

 

11 27 17 10 33 1979  33.962   59.726  10 7.5   So. Iran

 

17 killed, 24 injured and extensive damage in northeastern Iran. Followed by a smaller aftershock that caused considerable alarm and additional damage. This quake may have been an aftershock of a strong devastating earthquake on Nov. 14 of M 6.5 south of Sashad near Boznabad which killed at least 280 and injured many while destroying many housing units in Boznabad.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 27  0  0  0 1852  34.500 -119.000   0 6.3   So. California

 

This shock disturbed an area over 300 sq. miles including San Luis Obispo to the Colorado River and to San Diego. Fissures ran for at least 30 miles in Lockwood Valley and in Ventura County.

 

11 27 16 50  0 1893  45.500  -73.300   0 5.7   New York State

11 27  3 31  0 1922  37.800  -88.500   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake broke several windows near Eldorado, Saline County, Ill. Chimneys fell. Felt throughout southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.

 

11 27  9 18 38 1928  60.300 -144.000   0 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Some people were awakened.

 

11 27  7 47  6 1964  62.610 -151.450  96 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Dishes and small objects rattled at Anchorage, also felt at Summit.

 

11 27  5  9 25 1967  39.870 -104.880   5 5.2   Colorado area

 

Earthquake at Denver, Colorado, the second largest ever located in this  area. Damaged occurred in the suburban area of northeast Denver where plaster cracked and cracks appeared in walls and basement floors. Also felt in Kansas and Wyoming.

 

11 27 12 20 55 1968  52.540 -170.650  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 27 12 55 56 1968  56.626 -157.572  61 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

11 27 10 46 44 1977  51.376 -166.341  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 27 15  5  7 1977  58.510 -155.339 121 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity IV at Homer, King Salmon and Port Lions. Also felt at Kodiak.

 

11 27 12 27  5 1987  51.624 -173.476  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 27  0 36 23 1988  51.450 -130.760   3 5.5   British Colombia

11 27 14  8 21 1988  51.597 -176.779  65 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11 27 16  0 57 1992  34.340 -116.900   2 5.6   So. California

11 27 20 17 24 1996  36.075 -117.650   1 5.3   California/Nevada area

11 27  0 43 48 1998  40.667 -125.384   5 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

11 27 01 35 07 2002  54.680 -160.650   1 5.3   ALASKA PENINSULA

11 27 06 07 04 2003  53.810 -163.260  33 5.4  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 26  0  0  0 1614  37.500  138.000   0 7.7   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Numerous deaths in Takada area by quake and a generated tsunami. Damage at Kii, Suruga, Nara, Kyoto, Iyo. Hot springs stopped at Dogo.

 

11 26  4 39  0 1910 -14.000  167.000  60 8.0   Vanuatu Islands

11 26  4 24 53 1932  42.417  142.467  20 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

11 26 14 28  0 1942  44.767  150.050 150 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

11 26 22 20  0 1942  40.500   34.000   0 7.6   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Extreme damage at Havza and Ladik, Turkey. Up to 4000 killed.

 

11 26 21 25 22 1943  -2.500  100.000 130 7.1   So. of Sumatera

11 26 22 20 32 1943  41.400   33.800  60 7.3   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Extreme damage at Havza and Ladik, Turkey. Up to 4020 killed. Maximum intensity IX.

 

11 26  5 36 37 1948  -5.000  145.000  70 7.0   New Ireland

11 26 13 21 16 1999 -16.423  168.214  33 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 

At least five were killed and forty injured by collapsing buildings and landslides on the Island of Pentecost. Extensive road damage and downed telephone lines. Five killed at Mortelli Bay by an earthquake-generated tsunami. Also damage and landslides at Ambrym, Epi andPaama. Strongly felt throughout Vanuatu.

 

11 26 02 25 03 2004  -3.580  135.300  10 7.2  PAPUA, INDONESIA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 26  8 35  0 1858  37.500 -121.900   0 6.3   Central California

 

Severe at San Jose. All brick, adobe and concrete buildings were damaged. At San Francisco damage occurred to buildings on alluvial soils.

 

11 26 17 36  0 1955  31.600 -116.100  16 5.4   So. California

11 26 11 36  0 1957  51.500 -176.000   0 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 26 16 36 51 1964  58.700 -152.000  33 5.4   Southern Alaska

11 26  1 26 34 1965  51.800 -174.400  44 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 26 22  9  0 1967  40.000 -104.700   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Earthquake at Denver, Colorado, the second largest ever located in this  area. Damaged occurred in the suburban area of northeast Denver where plaster cracked and cracks appeared in walls and basement floors. Also felt in Kansas and Wyoming.

 

11 26  3 11 43 1970  43.776 -127.449  14 6.0   North Pacific Ocean

11 26 11 19 25 1976  41.289 -125.709  15 6.8   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt off the coast of Eureka over about 6500 sq km. with maximum intensity

V.

 

11 26  7 44  2 1978  27.989 -111.511  15 5.4   Gulf of California

11 26 15 51 50 1983  56.448 -154.891  41 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Larsen Bay.

 

11 26 16 21 47 1984  37.448 -118.653   0 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

One injured in the region of Owens Valley by a rock and snow slide in Pine Canyon southwest of Bishop. Objects fell, pictures swung at Bishop. Felt  throughout much of the California-Nevada border.

 

11 26 19  1  0 1989  25.916 -110.051  10 5.3   Gulf of California

11 26 21 18 28 1990  62.120 -149.610  59 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, Chickaloon, Palmer and Talkeetna. Also felt at Chugiak and Sutton.

 

11 26 10 41 34 1991  51.820 -176.180  57 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

11 26 15 38 55 1997  29.700 -113.881  10 5.4   Gulf of California

11 26 19 15  2 1998  51.277 -177.955   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 26 19 49 54 1998  60.624 -122.406  23 5.0   Northern California         

 

Felt with minor damage at Redding. Also felt at Fort Jones, Red Bluff, Shasta, Weed and Yreka.

 

11 26 00 48 14 2002  51.630 -173.590  20 5.9  ANDREANOF ISL, ALEUTIAN IS.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 25 19  3 47 1930  35.083  139.050   5 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Extreme damage at Ido. 259 killed. Earthquake occurred near Ito and Awami on the west shore of Sagami Bay. Over 7000 buildings were damaged. Swarm earthquakes accompanied the event and luminous phenomena were also reported. The Tanna tunnel was under construction when the earthquake hit. The fault crosses the tunnel but little damage occurred to the tunnel although 55% of the homes in a nearby village were destroyed. Luminous phenomena was observed over an area of about 7300 sq. miles. The phenomena started several hours before the earthquake. Some of the lights looked like rays from the sun, some like searchlights, others like fire balls. The color ranged from red to yellow to blue. Some were brilliant.

 

11 25 18  3 55 1941  37.042  -19.002   0 8.2   Morocco/Spain

 

Maximum intensity IX in the epicentral region.

 

11 25 17 48 50 1953  34.100  141.000   0 8.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Strong earthquake with a large number of aftershocks called the "Boso-Oki" earthquake. The event caused damage to roads on the idlsnads of O-shima, Hachijo-jima and Miyaki-jima. At Tokyo residents rushed into the streets. A tsunami was generated which wash away several fishing boats. Maximum tsunami height 1.1 meters.

 

 

11 25  8 35 41 1988 -47.770   99.570   8 7.7   So. Indian Ocean

11 25 12 14 34 1997   1.241  122.536  24 7.1   Celebes Sea

 

At least 90 buildings were damaged with intensity VI at Gorontalo. Also felt at Manado.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 25  8 18  0 1934  32.083 -116.667   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity IV at El Centro, Jamul and San Diego.

 

11 25 11 16 35 1954  40.267 -125.633  10 6.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off Cape Mendocino in northern California. Felt in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties with intensity VI. Felt all along the coast as far north as  Junction City, Oregon.

 

11 25 20 32 25 1957  44.500 -129.500   0 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

11 25 12 28  3 1965  51.800 -174.300  40 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 25 10 59  6 1971  56.374 -160.661 137 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 25 23 40 12 1971  48.777 -129.377  33 5.1   Vancouver Island area

11 25 23 46  4 1988  48.117  -71.183  28 6.5   Southern Quebec

 

Damage occurred with intensity VII at Quebec City. Landslides occurred in the

La Tuque region. Felt from Canada, Ontario, Nova Scotia and western Labrador. Felt in New England with intensity V in Maine, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. Also felt as far south as Washington, D.C. and as far west as Wisconsin.

 

11 25 16 52 47 1992  52.185 -177.079  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 25 23 25 54 1992  52.590 -179.100  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 25 22 28 12 1997  64.220 -132.920   0 5.1   Yukon Territory, Canada

 

Felt at Mayo.

 

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TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 24 18 30  0 1604 -17.880  -70.940  30 9.4   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

An earthquake affected an area of more than 1600 km along the coast of Peru. Avalanches, landslides, depressions, subsidence and ground cracks were observed.

The city of Arequipa was almost entirely destroyed. Collapsing buildings darkened the sky for hours and people almost suffocated. Small rivers disappeared as their source  dried up. Canals collapsed. Estimated cost more than a million gold pesos. A tsunami was generated which inundated the coastline over a distance of 1300 km. At Alacran warehouses, stores and a church as well as  most houses were destroyed by the tsunami. Much damage was caused along the coast by  the tsunami.

 

11 24 18 43  0 1899  31.900  132.000  60 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

11 24 18 55  0 1899  32.000  131.000  60 7.8   Kyushu, Japan area

11 24  7 59  0 1900  43.500  148.000  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

11 24 11 53 30 1914  22.000  143.000 110 8.7   Volcano Islands

11 24 21 46 23 1941 -28.000 -177.500  80 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

11 24  4 49  3 1944 -19.000  169.000 170 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

11 24 18 50 18 1951  23.000  122.500  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

Taitung earthquake. 17 killed, 326 injured and 1016 homes destroyed with nearly 600 others damaged. Landslides were common. Ground cracks were observed.

 

11 24  6 52 41 1960 -24.400 -176.100  23 7.2   Tonga Islands

11 24 19 35 29 1971  52.897  159.187 106 7.5   Kamchatka

 

No damage reported from Kanchatka but felt with intensity VIII-IX in the region of eastern Kamchatka. The shock generated a tsunami that was observed in the Aleutian Islands with maximum height 0.2 meters.

 

11 24 12 22 19 1976  39.100   44.000  36 7.3   Turkey

 

Estimated 5000 deaths. Many injured. Extensive damage in eastern Turkey. Also felt with intensity V-VI at Yerevan, Leninakan, Goris and Nakhichevan.

 

11 24  5 30 34 1983  -7.481  128.168 179 7.1    Banda Sea

 

Felt on Alor, Flores, Sumba and Timor. Also felt in Australia from Darwin to

Perth.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 24  8 22 39 1965  63.200 -150.900 129 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Railroad workers at Curry reported a heavy jolt.

 

11 24 14 37 11 1965  51.600 -174.200  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 24 21 14 14 1969  60.563  -58.757  33 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 24 22 51 50 1969  56.140 -153.660  28 6.0   Southern Alaska

 

Reported felt with intensity IV at Sitkinak Island.

 

11 24 16 22 47 1972  36.040 -114.813   5 5.3   Nevada area

11 24 21 50 55 1976  32.976  -61.507  33 5.1   Off East Coast U.S.

11 24  6 51 45 1983  56.442 -152.339  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Old Harbor and Akhiok. Also felt at Karluk.

 

11 24  6 56 50 1983  56.581 -152.283  42 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Old Harbor and Akhiok. Also felt at Karluk.

 

11 24  7  2 33 1983  56.462 -152.539  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

11 24  7  4 48 1983  56.541 -152.260  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

11 24  1 54 17 1987  33.232 -115.652   5 6.3   So. California

 

The Superstition Hills earthquake. Two were killed in an automobile accident caused by the earthquake. Damage at Calipatria, El Centro and Westmorland. Felt throughout southern California and northern Baja, California.  Also felt  in southern Nevada and at Yuma, Arizona.

 

11 24 13 15 56 1987  33.013 -115.838   2 6.1   So. California

 

At least 94 were injured and up to $4 million damage in Imperial County, California. Damage and injuries also in Mexicali, Mexico with at least 3000 homeless. Maximum intensity VIII at El Centro and Westmorland. Felt throughout southern California, Nevada and western Arizona and in northern Baja, Mexico at Tijuana and Ensenada. Surface faulting was observed with 65 cm  displacement and 2 cem vertical displacement on the Superstition Hills fault.

 

11 24 18 37 58 1987  56.560 -153.080  40 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 24 12 49  4 1989  51.150 -178.810  50 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 24  0 53 42 1992  51.000 -179.000   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Amchitaka and Adak.

 

11 24  5 37  0 1992  51.300 -175.810  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 24 21 49 31 1995  51.367 -179.063  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity III.

 

11 24 23 54  4 1996  51.699 -176.247  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity III and at Atka Village.

 

11 24  1  9 30 1997  51.952 -169.872  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

ODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 23 18 30  0 1604 -18.600  -70.200   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

An earthquake affected an area of more than 1600 km along the coast of Peru. Avalanches, landslides, depressions, subsidence and ground cracks were observed.  The city of Arequipa was almost entirely destroyed. Collapsing buildings darkened the sky for hours and people almost suffocated. Small rivers disappeared as their source  dried up. Canals collapsed. Estimated cost more than a million gold pesos. A tsunami was generated which inundated the coastline over a distance of 1300 km. At Alacran warehouses, stores and a church as well as  most houses were destroyed by the tsunami. Much damage was caused along the coast by  the tsunami.

 

11 23  5  0  0 1873  42.000 -124.200   0 7.0   Oregon state, U.S.

11 23  9 49  0 1899  53.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

Followed on Nov. 24 by an M 7.3 in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

 

11 23 22 57 55 1918  -7.000  129.000 190 7.2    Banda Sea

11 23  6 29 30 1955  51.000  157.300  70 7.1   Kamchatka

11 23  8 35 50 1967  14.500   52.100   3 7.0   Gulf of Aden

11 23  9 26 23 1977 -31.041  -67.764   4 7.4   Central Chile

 

One of the strongest outpourings of seismicity in this region of Chile/Argentina in modern times. 70 were killed and 300 injured while 40,000 were left homeless. Damage mostly in western Argentina in San Jaun Province including 75-80% of buildings at Caucete. Liquefaction occurred up to 200 km from the epicenter. Rockslides were common and water towers and buildings cracked at Bragado and Cordoba. Damage also at Buenos Aires. Felt in Sao Paula, Brazil and Lima, Peru.

 

11 23 18 34 54 1980  40.914   15.366  10 7.2   Italy

 

Nearly 5,000 people killed or missing. 8000 injured and 250,000 left homeless. Extensive damage.

 

11 23  4 46  6 1984 -14.312  171.284  33 7.1   Fiji Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 23  1 27  0 1755  41.500  -67.000   0 5.0   E. of Maine

11 23  5  5  0 1873  42.800 -124.500   0 6.3   Oregon state, U.S.

11 23 21 15  0 1940  38.200  -90.100   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Felt throughout Illinois and neighboring States. Felt in Tiptonville and New Madrid, Missouri and at Memphis Tennessee with maximum intensity VI.

 

11 23  9 46  0 1947  44.800 -112.000   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with maximum intensity in Madison County at Alder, Cameron, Ennis, Laurin and Virginia City, Montana. Most structures suffered considerable damage. Creeks muddied and mud springs opened up. Felt from Montana, Wyoming to Idaho and Washington States.

 

11 23  0 58 45 1957  52.960 -167.580  68 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 23  7 50 50 1963  30.200 -113.900   0 5.8   SW U.S.A

11 23  8 32 31 1963  29.900 -114.000  14 5.3   Gulf of California

11 23 16 36 51 1964  58.700 -152.000  33 5.4   Southern Alaska

11 23  2 17 50 1965  51.410 -179.670  45 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 23 16 55 22 1977  52.170 -171.520  66 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 23 18  8 25 1984  37.463 -118.614   6 6.1   California/Nevada area

 

Rockslides and landslides occurred near Mammoth Lakes, California. Items were knocked from shelves. Felt with maximum intensity V along the California-Nevada border. Also felt in central California and as far as San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas, NV.

 

11 23 19 12 35 1984  37.432 -118.611  14 5.5   California/Nevada area

11 23  7 18 20 1987  61.600 -141.560   3 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV in southeastern Alaska in the Sitka and Juneau areas.

 

11 23  6 58  8 1997  52.068 -169.864  22 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 23  7 11 15 1997  51.379 -179.323  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:

 

 

11 22  0  0  0 1683  38.700  112.700   0 7.0   So. China

 

Felt over the entire region of the Yellow River. Damage in Honan, Yushih in Kaifeng Fu, Kuang-chang in Yichou and Tungkuang in Hochien Fu.

 

11 22  0  0  0 1687  -1.300  -78.600   0 7.3   Ecuador

 

This earthquake was preceded by a strong, damaging earthquake on the border between Iran and Turkey earlier in the day.

 

11 22  0  0  0 1837  20.000 -105.000   0 7.7   Jalisco, Mexico

 

Felt at Guadalajara, Mexico. Probably originated at Cebu Rujo, a volcano west of Guadaljara.

 

11 22 23  5 24 1911 -15.000  169.000 200 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 22  8 14 18 1914 -39.000  176.000 100 7.0   North Island, N.Z.

 

Strongly felt at Gisborne where it was described as the strongest on record. Chimneys and windows were broken. The greatest intensity occurred at Te Karaka. Roads and bridges cracked. Felt as far as Christchurch and Dunedin on South Island.  Items fell from shelves at Wellington, N.Z.

 

11 22  0 51 49 1949 -28.500 -178.500 180 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

11 22 23  9 37 1969  57.760  163.541  33 7.3   Komandorsky Isl

 

A tsunami was generated which reached maximum amplitude up to 52 cm at Shemya. The tsunami was also reported at Adak and Attu, Alaska.

 

 

11 22  4 15 12 1995  28.826   34.799  10 7.3   Red Sea

 

This was one of the strongest events in this region of Egypt. At least 8 people were killed and 30 injured in northeastern Egypt. Damage occurred as far as Cairo. One person was also killed in Al Bad, Saudi Arabia where some damage also occurred. Damage included power outage and liquefaction at Elat, Israel. Felt as far as Cyprus. A tsunami was generated, one of the few recorded in this area.

 

11 22 20 26 24 2004 -46.570  164.840  10 7.1  OFF W. COAST OF S. ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 22 21  0  0 1873  42.000 -124.000   0 5.6   Oregon state, U.S.

11 22  6  5  0 1910  38.000 -118.000   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Located at Tonopah Junction, this event broke windows. A watchman's car was thrown from the track.

 

11 22  3 58  0 1935  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

A strong aftershock at Helena, Montana. Bumping and swaying felt like a lurch. Few left their houses. A loud rumbling sound was heard. Slight damage occurred to buildings. Felt at Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls and Virginia City, Montana.

 

11 22 10 16 28 1950  51.500 -176.500  60 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 22  7 46 37 1952  35.730 -121.200   0 6.0   Off So. California

 

The Bryson earthquake. This event was felt over an area of about 20,000 sq. miles with damage to chimneys and dishes reported widely. A school at Bryson was a shambles from broken objects. Cracks were seen in ground and buildings. Felt with maximum intensity VII at Bradley and Bryson. Books and pictures fell. Felt widely throughout southern California.

 

11 22 14  0 29 1965  51.940 -176.080  63 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 22 20 25 31 1965  51.320 -179.670  41 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 22 20 39 53 1965  51.470 -179.620  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 22  2 45 28 1967  63.600 -147.000  10 5.3   Central Alaska

11 22  8 50  9 1975  51.681 -173.433  56 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 22 21 15 54 1977  39.384 -123.372  14 5.2   Central California

 

Maximum intensity VII at Willits. The event was felt over an area of 15,000 sq. km. At Willits two buildings were structurally damaged with many chimneys fallen and windows and walls cracked. Interior walls collapsed in some buildings. Some water pipes broke. Felt all along the northern coast of California.

 

11 22 11 37 57 1981  43.597 -127.339  10 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

11 22 16 10 18 1988  51.100 -168.100   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 22  5 13 45 1990  51.740 -175.340  62 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 22 15 09 26 2005  53.980 -164.140  46 5.7  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 21 15  0  0 1360  33.040  136.020   0 7.8   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Damage and numerous deaths were associated with this and a second event on Nov. 22. A tsunami was generated by the second earthquake which reached shore on Nov. 23 at Nankaido, Kii from Settsu to Owase.

 

11 21  7  3  0 1902  22.500  121.500  10 7.0   Taiwan

11 21 20  3 35 1907   5.900   95.300  60 7.4   Nicobar Islands

11 21  7 36  0 1909  24.400  121.800   0 7.3   Taiwan

 

Hwalien earthquake. Four people were injured; 14 homes destroyed and 25 partially destroyed and 14 others damaged.

 

11 21  0 13 42 1915  32.000 -115.000   0 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred in the Volcano Lake region south of the Mexican boundary. Highest intensity in Imperial Valley occurred at Calexico. At Volcano Lake levees and damp ground cracked.

 

11 21  6 25 24 1916  18.000 -100.000   0 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

11 21 23 12 25 1927 -44.500  -73.000  60 7.1   So. Chile

11 21 11  1 46 1939  36.300   70.600 220 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Moderate damage in Afghanistan.

 

11 21  2  5 35 1969   2.065   94.640  20 7.7   Nicobar Islands

 

Violent earthquake felt in Nicobar Islands and probably in Sumatra.

 

11 21  5 57 12 1971 -11.817  166.532 115 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 21 23 23  0 1910  38.000 -118.000   0 6.3   California/Nevada area

 

Located at Tonopah Junction, this evnet broke windows. A watchman's car was thrown from the track.

 

11 21  0 13 42 1915  32.000 -115.000   0 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake occurred in the Volcano Lake region south of the Mexican boundary. Highest intensity in Imperial Valley occurred at Calexico. At Volcano Lake levees and damp ground cracked.

 

11 21 15 13 50 1927  57.690 -136.070   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

At Sitka people woke and pictures moved. Also felt at Juneau.

 

11 21 20 25 33 1955  39.420 -118.080   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

North of Bena this event was felt principally in Kern County. Maximum intensity V was felt at Arvin and Tehachapi.

 

11 21  0 14 12 1969  56.327 -153.404  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 21  0 29 50 1969  56.373 -153.598  12 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Sitkinak Island.

 

11 21  2 32 49 1969  56.508 -153.090  37 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 21  2 50  3 1977  29.269 -112.970  33 5.6   Gulf of California

11 21 13 34 34 1977  59.287 -152.456  89 5.3   Southern Alaska

11 21 14 56 14 1980  51.776 -176.159  58 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak Island with intensity V. Plaster cracked and small objects moved. Hanging objects swung. Felt my many.

 

11 21 23 33  2 1986  40.364 -124.433  17 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over an area of about 12,000 sq. km. Two people were injured. Maximum damaged with intensity VII at Petrolia. A 64-year-old man was injured when a pile of wood  fell on him. A water well ceased to pump water. Chimneys cracked and small appliances were knocked over. Glassware and dishes and windows broke and cracked. Widely felt. Also felt at Carlotta, Ferndale, Fortuna, Honeydew, Hydesville, Rio Dell and Scotia with similar but reduced effects.

 

11 21  1 48 26 1990  51.650 -171.331  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 21  8 21 42 1992  52.710 -169.180  23 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 21  8 57 10 1992  52.300 -168.689  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 21 20 40  4 2000  51.753 -176.009  47 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Atka.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 20  2 30  0 1822 -33.050  -71.630   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Severe damage at Valparaiso, Chile. More than 200 casualties were reported with up to 72 killed at Valparaiso, Quillota, Santiago, Concon and Aconcagua.  Maximum intensity XI. Followed by a large number of aftershocks. Most buildings were destroyed at Vina del Mar, Con-con, Casablanca, Limache, Quillota, La Ligua and Santiago. A moderate tsunami was generated with maximum height 12 feet. Ground fissures were observed near the mouth of the Aconcagua River. Ground water was expelled through cracks. Ships at anchor were damaged and naval cannon were dislodged. Earthquake lights were observed and the quake was accompanied by a rumbling sound.  The earthquake was followed by fires in Casablanca, Vina del Mar and Quillota most houses were destroyed. In Valparaiso most public buildings and up to 700 homes were destroyed. All bell towers and turrets collapsed. At Almendral most adobe and brick buildings collapsed. No damage was reported from the tsunami.

 

11 20 14 11 43 1919 -13.000  167.000 210 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

11 20 20 35  7 1928 -22.500  -70.500  60 7.1   Coast No. Chile

11 20 23 21 32 1933  73.000  -70.750   0 7.3   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 20  4 14 47 1974 -15.023  167.139  33 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VII at Luganville. Als felt at Lamap and Port Vila.

 

11 20  8 14 59 1984   5.150  125.150  55 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Slight damage at Davao with maximum intensity IV. Also felt at Cayayan de Oro, General Santos and Hiunaturan and Zamboango.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 20 23 21 32 1933  73.000  -70.750   0 7.3   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 20  7  9 47 1949  28.000 -112.000   0 6.8   Gulf of California

11 20 12 40 27 1957  53.790 -164.710   0 6.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 20  9 29 59 1966  51.390 -176.520  54 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 20 23 46 12 1969  56.580 -153.290  30 5.6   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV on Sitkinak Island.

 

11 20  4 33  4 1970  51.340 -179.940  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak Island.

 

11 20 13 59  4 1971  40.346 -124.518  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt off the coast of Northern California off Cape Mendocino. Objects fell from shelves at Ferndale and Eureka. Felt with maximum intensity V. No damage reported.

 

11 20 21 24 42 1971  48.786 -129.460  28 5.5   Vancouver Island area

11 20  0  9 12 1974  53.574 -165.143  27 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 20  8 29 37 1983  55.080 -157.665  31 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

11 20 22  3 12 1985  51.433 -174.560  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 20  5 39 29 1988  33.510 -118.070   6 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V south of Los Angeles over an area of 22,000 sq. km.

 

11 20 13 39 18 1990  63.115 -149.739 105 5.2   Central Alaska

11 20  1 14 28 1993  54.358 -164.188  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 20 11 54  2 1993  54.306 -164.190  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Cold Bay, False Pass and King Cove. Also felt at Akutan.

 

11 20 19 24 50 1993  60.020 -153.040 119 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Chugiak, Homer and Kenai.

 

11 20  0 54 14 1994  51.253 -179.082  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 20 20  4 16 1996  53.124 -170.214 102 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 20 12 53 06 2005  54.120 -164.170  52 6.2  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 19 15  0  0 1822 -33.500  -71.800   0 8.0   Central Chile

 

Severe damage at Valparaiso, Chile. More than 200 casualties were reported

with up to 72 killed at Valparaiso, Quillota, Santiago, Concon and Aconcagua.  Maximum intensity XI. Followed by a large number of aftershocks. Most buildings were destroyed at Vina del Mar, Con-con, Casablanca, Limache, Quillota, La Ligua and Santiago. A moderate tsunami was generated with maximum height 12 feet. Ground fissures were observed near the mouth of the Aconcagua River. Ground water was expelled through cracks. Ships at anchor were damaged and naval cannon were dislodged. Earthquake lights were observed and the quake was accompanied by a rumbling sound.  The earthquake was followed by fires in Casablanca, Vina del Mar and Quillota most houses were destroyed. In Valparaiso most public buildings and up to 700 homes were destroyed. All bell towers and turrets collapsed. At Almendral most adobe and brick buildings collapsed. No damage was reported from the tsunami.

 

11 19  7 18 18 1906 -22.000  109.000  60 7.8   So. Indian Ocean

11 19 13 18  0 1912  19.900  -99.800   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

11 19 13 55  7 1912  19.930  -99.830   0 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage at Acambay and Tixmadeje, Mexico.

 

11 19 21 10 20 1936  13.500  -90.800   0 7.0   Guatemala

 

400 killed at San Vicente, El Salvador.

 

11 19 15  1 40 1940  39.000  141.700  50 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

11 19  1  4 24 1948  10.000  -83.500  80 7.0   Costa Rica

 

Felt with intensity V at Turrilba. Strongest in Cartago since 1910.

 

11 19 11  8 47 1959  -5.910  146.420 115 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity VI-VII in eastern New Guinea and Papua with damage occurring at Madang and Lae.

 

11 19 22 28 50 1991   4.680  -77.400  10 7.2   Colombia

 

Two people were killed and 28 houses destroyed in Choco Department. Damage at intensity VI occurred to buildings in Buenaventura and Cali. Felt in western Colombia and in Ecuador.

 

11 19 10 44 46 1996  35.345   78.133  46 7.1   Northern India

 

Felt at Hotan, Shule, Wushi and Yecheng, China.

 

11 19 13 56 48 1999  -6.299  148.725  35 7.0   New Ireland

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 19  2 25  0 1910  38.000 -118.000   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Details are not available. A second shock occurred on Nov. 21 near Tonopah Junction, NV. Windows were broken, watchman's car was thrown from a railroad crack.

 

11 19  3 32  0 1927  35.000 -120.500   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

At Santa Maria windows cracked and chimneys collapsed.

 

11 19  0 50  0 1937  42.100 -113.900   0 5.4   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake near Wells, NV. Hanging objects swung at Carlin, NV. Also felt at Elko, Elu and Montello, NV.  Felt at Lucin and Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

11 19 18 34 30 1940  40.000 -125.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties. Felt over about 8000 sq. miles. Goods were knocked from shelves, clocks stopped, chimneys and plaster cracked.

 

11 19 15  2 16 1958  60.500 -150.900  46 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Venta. May were awakened. Bottles were moved on

shelves. Objects swayed. Felt at Girdwood, Homer, Kasilof and Seward.

 

11 19  4 34 57 1959  51.500 -175.500   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 19 23 53 49 1959  42.500 -126.500   0 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

11 19  4 10 39 1984  50.800 -179.100  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

11 19 12  6 37 1984  51.774 -175.287  54 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak and Atka.

 

11 19 20  0 52 1988  41.975 -111.340   5 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

11 19  1 43 24 1993  54.287 -164.164  30 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Slight damage at intensity VI occurred at False Pass. Items fell and a television was knocked to the floor. Felt with maximum intensity V at Akutan and King Cove. Also felt at Cold Bay and Sand Point.

 

11 19  3 22 30 1993  54.290 -164.264  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at False Pass. Felt at Cold Bay, King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

11 19  3 58 52 1993  54.190 -163.930  34 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at False Pass. Felt at Cold Bay, King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

11 19 12 40 04 2005  48.770 -128.650  10 5.3  VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 18  0  0  0 1742  50.500  157.000  40 7.5   Kamchatka

 

A moderate tsunami was generated which was obsered in the Kuril Islnds at Paramushir and Shumshu.

 

11 18  9 12  0 1755  41.500  -67.000   0 7.0   E. of Maine

 

The Cape Ann, Massachusetts earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the Northeastern U.S. caused damage in Boston where the shaking was strongest. At least 1600 chimneys were collapsed as well as brick walls on buildings. This may have been triggered by the strong Lisbon earthquake two weeks earlier on Nov. 1, 1755. It was felt from Lake George, New York to Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (about 300,000 sq. miles). A loud earthquake noise accompanied the event. Waves like the rolling of the sea were seen in the earth in the area of Boston. Small ground cracks opened up  at Pembroke and Scituate, MA. Fish were killed in many harbors.

 

11 18 18 45  0 1867  18.000  -65.500  33 7.5   Puerto Rico

 

This event was felt from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Guadeloupe Island, Leeward Islands with maximum intensity XIII. Damage was reported throughout the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A strong tsunami was generated. In southeaster Puerto Rico the sea withdrew 150 years and advanced up to 150 yards over the land surface. The tsunami was also observed at Fajardo where a church was left in ruins from the earthquake. Churches and homes were also destroyed in San Juan and Guayana. Damage also was observed at Ponce, Isabela and San Germain.

 

 

11 18  2  6  0 1896  43.500  146.000  40 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX in the Kuril Islands.

 

11 18  4  4  0 1915  37.700  143.100  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

11 18 18 41 55 1918  -7.000  129.000 190 8.1    Banda Sea

11 18 21 54 50 1919  39.260   26.710  10 7.0   Aegean Sea

11 18 20 32  0 1929  44.500  -56.300   0 7.2   No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

The Grand Banks earthquake off Newfoundland caused a submarine slide in the North Atlantic which broke at least 12 trans-Atlantic cables. A tsunami was generated which caused considerable damage at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland where 27 were killed. The tsunami was observed as far south of Charleston, South Carolina. Maximum intensity in the U.S. was in southeastern Maine where clocks stopped and items were knocked from shelves.

 

11 18 10 14 36 1941 -61.000  -58.000   0 7.0   Southern  Ocean

11 18 16 46  0 1941  32.600  132.100  20 7.4   Kyushu, Japan area

 

A small tsunami was generated which was observed along the southwest coast of Shikoku.

 

11 18  9 35 50 1951  31.100   91.400   0 8.0   Xizang

 

Felt north of Lhasa, Tibet

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 18  9 11 35 1755  42.700  -70.300   0 6.0   New England

 

The Cape Ann, Massachusetts earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the Northeastern U.S. caused damage in Boston where the shaking was strongest. At least 1600 chimneys were collapsed as well as brick walls on buildings. This may have been triggered by the strong Lisbon earthquake two weeks earlier on Nov. 1, 1755. It was felt from Lake George, New York to Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (about 300,000 sq. miles). A loud earthquake noise accompanied the event. Waves like the rolling of the sea were seen in the earth in the area of Boston. Small ground cracks opened up  at Pembroke and Scituate, MA. Fish were killed in many harbors.

 

11 18 10 49  0 1894  39.200 -119.500   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

The strongest of more than 100 quakes in the area between Nov. 14-22. This quake damaged walls and windows in Virginia City.

 

11 18  1 50  0 1925  44.600 -107.000   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Strong shake was felt and loud noises were heard new Big Horn, Wyoming. Also felt at Sheridan and Johnson Counties.

 

11 18 23 50  0 1937  42.100 -113.900   0 5.4   Montana/Idaho

 

Located near Wells, Nevada, hanging objects swung at Wells and at Carlin, NV.

Also felt  at Elko, Ely and Montello, NV and Lucin and Salt Lake City, Utah. Felt over a broad area of Utah and Nevada.

 

11 18 20 35  0 1942  39.900 -121.500   0 5.0   Central California

 

Maximum intensity occurred with intensity VI at Stirling City. Pictures fell from walls. Trees swayed and branches fell. Also felt at Chico, Feather River Canyon and Las Plumas.

 

11 18  1 15  0 1945  38.765 -111.987   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Glenwood and Richfield where plaster  and chimneys cracked and many were frightened.

 

11 18 21 59  3 1947  33.267 -119.450   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt strongly along the coast of Southern California near Santa Barbara with maximum intensity VI near San Nicolas Island. Rocks fell, but no landslides were observed. Large breakers (perhaps a tsunami) rolled on the beach and the land was observed to move in a wavelike formation like waves on the sea. Subterranean noises were heard with the quake. Also felt in Kos Angeles, Ventura, Lomita

and Redondo Beach.

 

11 18  1 15  0 1950  38.500 -111.900   0 5.0   Utah area

11 18 10 12  0 1957  51.300 -179.300  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 18 14 38 29 1963  29.900 -113.600  14 6.6   Gulf of California

 

Felt at San Diego with intensity III. Objects swung.

 

11 18 13 21 47 1964  51.700 -174.200  12 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 18 22  8 46 1965  53.100 -161.800   8 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 18  8 29 20 1984  56.642 -152.259  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 18  6 18 50 1987  58.788 -143.757  15 5.2   Southeast Alaska

11 18  7 13 19 1987  58.900 -142.700   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

11 18 13  1 54 1987  58.916 -143.124  10 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 17 18  0  0 1888   9.200  -69.800  45 7.0   Venezuela

 

Damaging earthquake in Guanare, Venezuela with intensity VIII. Felt in nearly all of Venezuela.

 

11 17  3 54 34 1938  55.500 -158.500  25 7.3   Alaska Peninsula

11 17 14 57 17 1943  33.500  138.000 300 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

11 17 13 29 52 1953  13.633  -92.167  40 7.4   Chiapas, Mexico

11 17  5 57 47 1957  48.100  148.700 347 7.2   So. Kurils

11 17  8 15 39 1964  -5.700  150.700  45 7.6   New Ireland

 

Felt strongly with damage in New Britain. Maximum intensity VI at Walindi. Also felt at Palmalmal and Rabaul.

 

11 17  6 49 31 1984   0.219   98.051  42 7.3   So. Sumatera

 

One person was injured and two buildings destroyed on Nias Island. Strongly felt in Sumatra at Padang and Medan.

 

11 17  9 40 21 1985  -1.639  134.911  10 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt in many portions of Irian Jaya. Damage occurred in Manokwari.

 

11 17  8 46 50 1987  58.818 -143.246  10 7.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V from Anchorage to Yakutat. Also felt throughout southern Alaska and at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. A 10-cm tsunami was generated.

 

11 17  6 56 22 1988  10.000  126.100   0 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VI at Catarman where 29 people were injured. Also felt in Luzon and on Masbate.

 

 

11 17  3 27 42 1999  -5.978  148.820  48 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt on Kimbe and in western New Britain.

 

11 17 21  1 56 2000  -5.496  151.781  33 8.0   New Ireland

 

Felt in the New Britain area.

 

11 17 04 53 54 2002  47.824  146.209 459 7.3   Northwest of the Kuril Islands

 

Felt lightly throughout eastern Russia, the Kurils and south of Honshu and Hokkaido as far south of Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan.

 

11 17 06 43 07 2003  51.146  178.650  33 7.8   Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 

 

Felt at Shemya (IV). A tsunami was observed with maximum height of 50 cm at Shemya, also seen at Adak.

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 17 19 50  0 1902  37.393 -113.520   0 6.3   Nevada area

 

Chimneys were toppled at Pine Valley, Utah. Items fell from shelves. Much damage at St. George and Santa Clara, Utah.

 

11 17  3 54 34 1938  55.500 -158.500  25 7.3   Alaska Peninsula

11 17 22 19  1 1945  58.400 -137.400   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Light shock felt by several at Juneau.

 

11 17 23 15  0 1945  38.500 -119.900   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

11 17 20 27 17 1956  54.550 -133.670   0 6.4   British Colombia

11 17  6  0 29 1957  45.300 -123.800   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Many were frightened in Salem. Plaster and walls cracked in West Salem. Some furniture was damaged.

 

11 17 16 41 35 1972  56.039 -135.530  33 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt slightly at Sitka and Petersburg.

 

11 17 15 27 59 1974  43.498 -127.036  12 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

11 17 11 27 12 1983  53.555 -163.673  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 17  9  3 30 1984  63.440 -153.180  77 5.4   Central Alaska

11 17  8 46 52 1987  58.533 -143.250  10 7.4   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V from Anchorage to Yakutat. Also felt throughout southern Alaska and at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. A 10-cm tsunami was generated.

 

11 17  9 38 12 1987  58.608 -143.096  10 5.5   Southeast Alaska

11 17 13 26 12 1987  58.976 -134.961   0 5.0   British Colombia

11 17 20 37 11 1992  43.820 -128.920   7 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

11 17 23 22  2 1992  51.830 -175.370  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 17  0 19 39 1993  52.880 -168.510  19 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 17  5  4 35 1997  51.789 -176.029  51 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 17 10 27 57 1997  52.226 -170.174  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 17 13 58 54 1997  52.265 -170.102  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:

 

 

11 16 23 45  0 1827   1.900  -75.900   0 7.7   Colombia

 

Severe damage occurred in Bogota, Neiva, Popayan, Pasto, Huila, Cundinamarca, Cauca, Ptal, Gigante, La Plata, Garzon, Timan. Maximum intensity up to  XI. At least 250 killed. Houses crumbled into ruins everywhere. The destruction was increased because the rivers overflowed. This waws partially caused by heavy rains which accompanied the quake and partially by banks falling to rivers. Large ground cracks were observed. The river Runza flowed into one of the chasms opened and disappeeared. Loud earthquake noises were heard at intervals of about 30 seconds with considerable regularity. Gas was also emitted from ground cracks. Rats and snakes were found asphyxiated from the emitted gasses which smelled of hydrogen sulphide.

 

11 16 10 10  0 1907  -8.000  -76.800 150 8.7   No. Peru

11 16  3 19 25 1917 -29.000 -177.000  60 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

11 16 11 54 54 1925  18.000 -107.000   0 7.0   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 

Strongly felt along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

 

11 16 21 10  9 1927   6.500  126.000  50 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

A very extensive earthquake in southeastern Mindanao with maximum intensity VIII. Felt strongly at Cotabato, Cagayan, Lanao and in Agusan and Surigao. Also  felt in the Sanguin group southeast of Mindanao and in the north Molucca Islands.

 

11 16 12 10 58 1944 -12.500  167.000  60 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

11 16 15 21 26 1979 -16.760 -179.984  33 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

Considerable damage occurred on Taveuni, Fiji Islands. Damage was also

noted at Kaucala, Savassvu and Vanua Levu. A tsunami was generated.

 

11 16  7 45 33 2000  -4.827  153.226  33 7.8   New Britain

 

At least 5000 were made homeless and two were killed in New Ireland, New Britain, Duke of York and Bougainville. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 3 meters at Buka and Bougainville. Damage from the tsunami occurred also on Buka and Bougainville and was compounded by up to 3 meters of subsidence along the Kamdaru River. Seiche occurred in water tanks and pools at Rabaul, New Britain. Many landslides were observed in the epicentral area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 16  8 30 57 1920  72.700 -130.899   0 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

11 16  4 15 25 1923  53.500 -133.000   0 5.0   British Colombia

11 16 18  2 22 1945  58.400 -137.400   0 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Two sharp shocks felt by many at Juneau and Skagway.

 

11 16  3 23  9 1956  35.950 -120.467   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Northwest of Parkfield. Plaster was observed to crack at Mee Ranch, Lonoak.

 

11 16 22  0  0 1957  45.300 -123.800   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Many were frightened in Salem. Plaster and walls cracked in West Salem.

Some furniture was damaged.

 

11 16  2 46 42 1964  37.055 -121.692   0 5.0   Central California

 

This earthquake north of Corralitos area, Watsonville caused several chimneys to fall and goods to fall from shelves. Damage was widely reported from Alviso, Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz and Watsonville.

 

11 16 23 16 11 1966  52.580 -169.530  53 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 16 19 57 40 1969  64.000 -147.300  15 5.1   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at College, Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Nenama.

 

11 16 17 29 28 1975  40.396 -126.223   2 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Windows broke at Eureka, California.

 

11 16 11 18 16 1987  53.600 -163.366  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 16 16 29  2 1990  52.080 -170.920  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 16  4 49 41 1997  51.658 -173.431  33 5.2   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:

 

 

11 15  0  0  0 1555 -11.900  -77.600  30 8.4   Central Peru

 

Maximum intensity VII.

 

11 15 14 18  0 1910 -58.000  -22.000  60 7.4   So. Sandwich Islands

11 15  5 27  6 1913 -23.000  171.000 150 7.0   Loyalty Islands

11 15 20 36 38 1921  36.500   70.500 215 8.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

11 15 18 50 33 1929   7.500  142.500  60 7.2   Caroline Islands

11 15  4 19 54 1941 -59.000  -27.500  80 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

11 15 17 12  0 1942  37.000  141.500  60 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

11 15 20 47  1 1944   4.500  127.500  60 7.2   Halmahera

11 15  7 17 12 1961  43.100  145.100  43 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in Hokkaido's east coast.

 

11 15  3 31  8 1987  49.800   78.800   0 7.1   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

11 15 20 17 14 1994  -3.000  115.000   0 7.1   Sumbawa Island area

11 15 18 59 26 1997 -15.099  167.469 131 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

11 15  5 42 43 1999  -1.339   88.976  10 7.7   Indian Ocean

 

Felt in the region of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also felt in Indonesia at Banda.

 

11 15 09 06 56 2004   4.630  -77.540  15 7.2  NEAR WEST COAST OF COLOMBIA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 15 17 45  0 1877  41.000  -97.000   0 5.3   Northern Plains

 

Located in eastern Nebraska, this event was also felt in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and North and South Dakota. At North Platte walls were cracked. Buildings were rocked in Lincoln, Nebraska and at Columbus and Omaha. Walls also cracked at Sioux City, Iowa. Felt also in St. Joseph, MO and over a radius of up to 600 miles.

 

11 15 12 15  0 1906  34.000 -107.000   0 6.3   SW U.S.A

 

One of a series of events in New Mexico near the epicenter of the earthquake of Nov. 14, 2004. This shock was felt with intensity VIII and was felt over an area of about 100,000 sq. miles. Located near Raton, New Mexico.

 

11 15 13 48  0 1938  39.250 -123.000   0 5.0   Central California

11 15 10  6 47 1955  55.300 -155.600   0 6.4   Alaska Peninsula

11 15  5 38 56 1961  34.941 -118.987  11 5.0   So. California

 

Near Wheeler Ridge, this event was felt over a large area of southern California especially in the neighborhood of Kern County. At Wilsona a pool bottom cracked.

 

11 15  2 46 43 1964  37.000 -121.717  10 5.2   Central California

 

North of Watsonville, California. Several chimneys fell in Corralitos and

store stock fell from shelves. Minor damage reported throughout central California.

 

11 15  6 50  7 1965  40.510 -125.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

11 15  0  8  8 1966  51.320 -179.870  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15 16 19  8 1966  51.190 -176.480  53 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15  0  7  8 1968  58.320 -150.410  14 6.4   Southern Alaska

11 15  9 32  2 1971  51.680 -176.141  54 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15  4 57 15 1977  54.930 -160.022  47 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 15  4 31 34 1988  52.148 -173.149  76 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 15  8 41 43 1988  52.250 -171.170  31 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

11 15  6  0 20 1997  37.179 -117.789   5 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in the Bishop area and in Mariposa California. Felt at Beatty and Hawthorne, Nevada.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 14  4 39  0 1901  38.769 -112.084   0 7.0   Utah area

 

Brick buildings and chimneys collapsed in Southern Utah. Felt most strongly at Parowan and Richfield. Extensive landslides at Richfield and Marysvale. Earth cracks caused ejection of water sandspouts were also observed. The maximum intensity of VIII was felt over 3000 sq. miles and intensity of VI over 10,000 sq. miles.

 

11 14 17 37  0 1906 -25.000  172.000  60 7.4   Loyalty Islands

11 14  7 33  0 1910  21.000  120.000  60 7.0   Taiwan

11 14 10 58 12 1937  36.500   70.500 240 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Severe damage in Hindu Kush.

 

11 14 21 20  6 1986  23.955  121.765  38 7.7   Taiwan

 

Damage with intensity up to V at Taipei occurred injuring 44 and killing 15 people. Undersea cables were broken. Felt strongly throughout Taiwan. Also felt in the Ryukyu Islands and at Luzon, Philippines.

 

11 14 19 15 31 1994  13.525  121.067  32 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

More than 80 were killed and up to 300 injured in the Philippine Islands of Luzon and Mindoro. A tsunami was generated which did extensive damage in Calapan and Puerto Galera. The quake destroyed nearly 800 houses  and damaged more than 3000 on the Island of Mindoro. Others were destroyed on Luzon. Ground cracks were observed and liquefaction and sand boils were common in the epicentral area.

 

11 14 09 26 10 2001  35.946   90.541  10 7.8   Qinghai, China   

 

Some houses destroyed in the Xidatan area southwest of Golmud. Felt strongly at Golmud. Felt in Qinghai southeastern Xinjiang, western Gansu and northern Sichuan Provinces. Felt by people in high rise buildings at Lanzhou, China.

 

11 14 21 38 52 2005  38.090  144.930  11 7.0  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 14  0  0  0 1897  42.900 -106.300   0 5.3   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

The Grand Central Hotel was considerably damaged at Caspar, Wyoming. About 2-4 inches wide extended from the second to fourth story. Residents ran into the streets in panic.

 

11 14  4 39  0 1901  38.769 -112.084   0 7.0   Utah area

 

Brick buildings and chimneys collapsed in Southern Utah. Felt most strongly at Parowan and Richfield. Extensive landslides at Richfield and Marysvale. Earth cracks caused ejection of water sandspouts were also observed. The maximum intensity of VIII was felt over 3000 sq. miles and intensity of VI over 10,000 sq. miles.

 

11 14  8 41 36 1941  33.783 -118.250  16 5.4   So. California

 

Damage was estimated at $1 million in Gardena and Torrance. Power lines were knocked down and power and telephone service was out. Oil tanks and pipelines were damaged. 50% of chimneys in the area were damaged or thrown down. Two schools were damaged along with the Bank of America building. Many other buildings were also damaged or destroyed.

 

11 14  5 36 19 1954  31.500 -116.000   0 5.4   So. California

 

Aftershock of the strong shock of Nov. 12, 1954.

 

11 14  4 48 53 1974  58.765 -154.565  18 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt lightly in the epicentral area.

 

11 14  9 29 45 1975  40.550 -124.472   4 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

11 14  2  5 48 1977  32.817 -115.467   5 5.0   So. California

 

 

Earthquake on the California/Mexico border. Damage occurred to plaster and windows at Somerton Arizona. Some damage also at El Centro and Imperial, California.

 

11 14 23  0 43 1979  61.381 -150.094  57 5.1   Central Alaska

11 14  0 43  3 1981  54.067 -164.538  66 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 14 22 17 46 1985  54.684 -159.549  18 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity V on the Alaska Peninsula.

 

11 14 21 42 44 1986  51.426 -173.821  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 14 15 48 30 1987  58.950 -134.981   0 5.3   British Colombia

11 14 10 48 20 1988  52.338 -171.192  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 14 19 42 12 1989  52.817 -168.195  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 14 12  2 60 1992  51.820 -176.440  23 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 14 14 37 23 2002  63.420 -146.070   2 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

11 13 19 45  0 1655 -12.300  -77.600  30 8.8   Central Peru

 

This earthquake caused considerable damage to houses and buildings in the region of Lima, Peru. Churches and Plazas were destroyed. Felt as far as 600 km away with damage within 300 km of the epicenter.

 

11 13 16 13 12 1911  52.000  173.000   0 7.0   Rat Islands

11 13 12 14 45 1925  13.000  125.000  60 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VIII to IX in Samar and felt within 600 km of the epicenter. Felt slightly at Manila. At Batag Island damage occurred to the lighthouse of moderen concrete. Cracks opened in the soil and a tsunami  flooded low shores. Many fishing boats were lost and fishermen drowned. Houses were destroyed at Batag Island, Laoang and along the coast of Samar. Many suffered injuries.

 

11 13  4 46 58 1932  43.900  136.500 310 7.3   Sea of Japan

11 13 12 31 27 1936  56.200  163.300  20 7.3   Komandorsky Isl

 

Felt with intensity X in Kamchatka.

 

11 13 13 13 45 1938  44.600  149.400  80 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

11 13 22 31 30 1938  37.000  142.500  50 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

11 13 18 43 57 1943 -19.000  170.000  60 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 13  9 20 31 1960  51.410 -168.860   0 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13  4 43 45 1972  15.575  -94.984  33 7.0   Chiapas, Mexico

11 13 11 12 13 1991   8.430  126.270  33 7.0   Central Philippines

 

Damage occurred in the Bislig/Butuan and Surigao areas. Felt with intensity IV at Cagayan de Oro. Also felt on Camiguin and Cebu.

 

11 13  1 18  4 1993  51.934  158.647  34 7.0   Kamchatka

 

Felt with intensity VI at Petropavlovsk and Kamchatskiy and with intensity IV at Severo/Kurilsk.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 13 12 45  0 1892  36.800 -121.500   0 6.0   Central California

 

At Monterey windows cracked. Windows and dishes cracked and broke at Salinas. Plaster cracked at Hollister.

 

11 13  7 45 54 1939  47.400 -122.600   0 6.2   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt throughout Washington State and parts of Oregon. It was felt over about 50,000 sq. miles. Also felt in British Columbia, Canada. Maximum intensity VII

at Centralia, Olympia, Oakville and Elma, Washington. Chimneys twisted and fell, bricks cracked along with concrete and plaster. Some windows broke.

 

11 13  9 20 32 1960  51.400 -168.800  32 7.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13 10 43 48 1965  56.500 -152.770   9 5.1   Southern Alaska

11 13 13 10 26 1970  51.620 -175.340  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 13  9 25 52 1972  53.637 -169.005 136 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 13  2 54  1 1975  54.371 -162.656  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11 13 15 44 46 1982  44.414 -129.508  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

11 13  6 26 57 1988  51.348 -178.376  46 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 13  7 40  2 1989  52.500 -153.700   0 5.3   Southern Alaska

11 13  6 12 14 1997  51.429 -177.723  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:

 

 

11 12 17 28 41 1946 -20.000 -173.500  60 7.2   Tonga Islands

11 12 20 23 32 1958  44.390  148.700  40 8.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Part of an extensive series of shocks off Hokkaido beginning on Nov. 6, 1958. Felt in the Kuril Islands in Hokkaido and in the northern Honshu region.

 

11 12 16 59 44 1996 -14.993  -75.675  33 7.7   Central Peru

 

At least 14 killed and more than 550 injured from Chincha to Acara. More than 4000 houses damaged or destroyed at Nazca and 12,000 were left homeless. Felt from Ecuador to La Paz, Bolivia. A tsunami was generated which had maximum height of 35 cm at Arica, Chile.

 

11 12 16 57 20 1999  40.758   31.161  10 7.5   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Approximately 900 were killed and 5,000 injured in the Bolu-Duzce area. Casualties were reported from Eskisehir, Yalova and Zonguldak. Landslides cover the highway between Ankara and Istanbul in the Bolu Pass area. Extreme damage in the Duzce area. Also felt at Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Felt as far as Moldova and Ukraine.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11 12  0  0  0 1872  39.500 -117.000   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

On the night of Nov. 12 at Stockton. A sharp shock which was felt at Austin, Nevada.

 

11 12 21 56 12 1927  57.670 -136.070   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

In southeastern Alaska a moderate shock at Juneau. Glaciers broke near Mount St. Elias. Felt at Haines and Sitka.

 

11 12  8 45  0 1934  41.500  -90.500   0 5.0   Northern Plains

 

At Rock Island, Illinois a cornice was torn from a schoolhouse. Bricks fell from chimneys and clocks stopped. Felt at Davenport, Iowa and at Moline and Rock Island, ILL.

 

11 12  4  5  0 1945  48.000 -122.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

This earthquake was located near San Juan Island, WA. Felt at Chimacum, Coupeville, Double Bluff and Port Townsend, WA where some plaster was cracked.

 

11 12 12 26 47 1954  31.500 -116.000  16 6.3   So. California

 

Felt most strongly in the San Diego and Imoerial Counties area and as  far to the north as Los Angeles and San Bernardino. The village of El Alamo, Baja, California was completely destroyed and left more than 100 homeless.

 

11 12 19  9  2 1969  52.975 -168.276  53 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 12 14 47 24 1976  72.373  -70.333  23 5.3   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

11 12  0  0 21 1989  51.320 -178.930  31 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 12  9 40 23 1991  53.679 -167.117  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI at Akutan.

 

11 12 13 44 42 1992  52.850 -176.180 227 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 12 11 16 32 1993  51.110 -177.880  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

11 12 04 54 55 2003  28.940 -113.230  10 5.7  GULF OF CALIFORNIA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 11 18 36  8 1921   8.000  127.000  60 7.5   Halmahera

 

This was an earthquake located in western Luzon, Philippines with maximum intensity IV-V in the Province of La Union and Baguio. A smaller event

 occurred two hours later. A small tsunami invaded a few bays at Mati, Mindanao and caused great loss in structures and crops at Manay. At Caraga subterranean noises were heard and the sea was greatly disturbed.

 

11 11  4 32 36 1922 -28.500  -70.000  60 8.4   Coast Central Chile

 

Strong earthquake at Atacama. The quake was felt 800 km away on the Island of San Felix. A tsunami was generated which reached shore about 15-20 minutes after the earthquake. The major part of the damage and casualties in this earthquake occurred due to the tsunami. The tsunami was also observed at Hilo. Underwater cables broke. The quake was felt from Iquique to Concepcion and from Antofagasta to Valdivia and as far as Buenos Aires. A strong earthquake noise was heard. Flimsy structures fell especially on alluvial soils at Copiapo where more than 500 were killed. Luminous discharges occurred into the atmosphere. An elevation of the ground surface near Chanaral. The highest tsunami was up to 7 meters and caused damage to structures (customhouses, port buildings etc). Much of the city of Coquimbo was destroyed by the tsunami and materials carried by the tsunami.

 

11 11 21 26 44 2004  -8.140  124.790  37 7.5  KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 11  0  0  0 1840  39.800  -75.200   0 5.2   Pennsylvania          

 

Earthquake at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sever. A great and unusual swell was noted on the Delaware River.

 

11 11 21 26  0 1905  42.900 -114.500   0 6.3   Montana/Idaho

 

This earthquake at Shoshone, Idaho was felt in southern Idaho, northern Utah and eastern Oregon. Walls cracked and plaster fell at Shoshone.

 

11 11 18 26  0 1938  33.000 -109.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt by many in Boulder City and at Boulder Dam.

 

11 11  8  1 26 1964  59.400 -144.600  10 5.2   Southeast Alaska

11 11 15 31  4 1966  52.260 -169.070  37 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 11  8 53 57 1968  57.510 -154.730  76 5.0   Southern Alaska

11 11  5 17 50 1974  51.304 -178.013  42 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak where minor damage was reported.

 

11 11 22 47 54 1983  52.386 -170.627  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 14  5 21 1986  52.300 -175.800   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 18 35 58 1991  51.510 -174.460  32 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 21 26 13 1992  51.190 -179.310  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Amchitka, Alaska.

 

11 11  0 28 34 1993  50.200 -177.446  19 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 11 23 35 46 1998  53.591 -164.529  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

Following are events of M>=7 which have occurred in this region in the world in recorded history:

 

11 10  6 13  0 1909  32.300  131.100 150 7.6   Kyushu, Japan area

11 10 12 19 54 1910 -14.000  166.500  90 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

11 10 21 12 30 1913 -18.000  169.000  80 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

11 10 13 50 36 1925  -1.000  129.500  60 7.4   Ceram area

11 10 20 18 43 1938  55.500 -158.000  60 8.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt strongly in the False Pass area of the Shumagin Islands, Alaska. Also felt at Port Moller and at Anchorage. A small tsunami was generated which was observed in Alaska and Hawaii.

 

11 10  1 39  9 1940  45.800   26.700 133 7.4   Romania/Bulgaria

 

More than 1000 killed. Felt with maximum intensity X.

 

11 10 11 41 27 1942 -49.500   32.000  60 8.3   So. Indian Ocean

11 10 17 42 53 1946  -8.500  -77.500  60 7.3   No. Peru

 

Great destruction occurred at Ancash, Peru with more than 1396 deaths. Many landslides were observed. Maximum damaged in the provinces of Pallasca and Pomabamba. The earthquake was felt over and area of 450,000 sq. km. In the Hacienda de Mayas an explosion was felt before the earthquake. Landslides were common including about 25,000,000 cu. meters of mater in one and at Huanychayaco another of about 5,000,000 cm .meters. These slides killed at least 217 persons. All buildings of concrete and adobe were destroyed as well as older buildings in Quiches, Sihuas, Mayas and Conchucos. 

 

11 10 23 40 26 1953  50.900  157.600  60 7.0   Kamchatka

11 10  1 44  5 1955 -15.600 -173.600 100 7.2   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11 10  3 40  0 1727  42.800  -70.600   0 5.0   New England

 

A heavy rumbling noised was followed 30 seconds later by a strong earthquake. Houses shook and rocked as if falling to pieces. Pewter and China were thrown down from shelves. The ground rose and fell. Stone walls and chimneys were thrown down at Newbury, Massachusetts. Changes in flow of springs and the character of the water changed following the earthquake. Felt from the Delaware River to southern Maine and from ships at sea to the extreme Western settlements.

 

11 10  8 50  0 1884  42.000 -111.267   0 6.3   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Fort Bridger, WY, Salt Lake City, UT and Paris, ID. Telegraph wires were observed to swing. Considerable damage occurred to houses at Paris. People suffered from nausea.

 

11 10  9 11  0 1916  36.000 -117.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Because of the remote location in the Death Valley area, this shock was not damaging. It was felt at Rhyolite and Las Vegas, Nevada and at Lone Pine, California.

 

11 10  7 19 23 1937  43.000 -127.000   0 5.8   North Pacific Ocean

 

Followed by a series of smaller events on Nov. 11 in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

 

11 10 20 18 43 1938  55.500 -158.000  60 8.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt strongly in the False Pass area of the Shumagin Islands, Alaska. Also felt at Port Moller and at Anchorage. A small tsunami was generated which was observed in Alaska and Hawaii.

 

11 10 22 43 29 1961  62.500 -124.400   0 5.0   Northwest Terr., Canada

11 10  6  7 49 1964  59.460 -144.840  42 5.0   Southeast Alaska

11 10 18 29 57 1967  62.200 -151.400  90 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt in the Anchorage, Alaska area.

 

11 10  7 38 45 1969  48.550 -121.510  33 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt over an area of 7,000 sq. miles. Intensity V was maximum at Concrete. Slight damage also occurred at Marblemount and Rockport.

 

11 10  5 27  5 1977  51.880 -168.778  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11 10  9 58 12 1992  51.690 -177.550  44 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  9  0  0  0 1727  42.800  -70.800   0 7.0   New England

 

A heavy rumbling noised was followed 30 seconds later by a strong earthquake.

Houses shook and rocked as if falling to pieces. Pewter and China were thrown down from shelves. The ground rose and fell. Stone walls and chimneys were thrown down at Newbury, Massachusetts. Changes in flow of springs and the character of the water changed following the earthquake. Felt from the Delaware River to southern Maine and from ships at sea to the extreme Western settlements.

 

11  9  0  0  0 1852  33.000 -114.500   0 7.0   SW U.S.A

 

This was a violent shock at Yuma, Arizona. It caused portions of Chimney Peak to fall. Fissures and cracks were observed in the desert along the Colorado River. Aftershocks occurred for weeks afterward.

 

11  9 16 10  0 1900  13.000  -90.000   0 7.0   Guatemala

11  9  6  2  0 1910 -15.000  166.000  70 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

11  9  4 57 50 1947 -22.500  170.000  50 7.1   Loyalty Islands

11  9 21 15 33 1963  -9.000  -71.500 600 7.0   Brazil

11  9 12 59 50 1974 -12.500  -77.786   6 7.2   Central Peru

 

Felt with intensity IV at Lima but does not appear to have caused any damage.

 

11  9  5 38 44 1998  -6.920  128.946  33 7.3    Banda Sea

 

This was the second of two events in the region on Nov. 9. These were both felt with intensity III on Ambon, Indonesia. Also felt in Darwin, Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11  9  0  0  0 1727  42.800  -70.800   0 7.0   New England

 

A heavy rumbling noised was followed 30 seconds later by a strong earthquake.  Houses shook and rocked as if falling to pieces. Pewter and China were thrown down from shelves. The ground rose and fell. Stone walls and chimneys were thrown down at Newbury, Massachusetts. Changes in flow of springs and the character of the water changed following the earthquake. Felt from the Delaware River to southern Maine and from ships at sea to the extreme Western settlements.

 

11  9  0  0  0 1810  42.800  -70.500   0 5.0   New England

 

This earthquake occurred near Exeter, New Hampshire and was accompanied by a loud earthquake noise like a great explosion. Most violent between Haverhill, MA and Portsmouth N.H. A sea quake was observed aboard a ship in Portsmouth Harbor. Windows broke at Portsmouth. Felt as far as Portland, Maine.

 

11  9  0  0  0 1842  46.000  -73.200   0 5.0   New York State

11  9  0  0  0 1852  33.000 -114.500   0 7.0   SW U.S.A

 

This was a violent shock at Yuma, Arizona. It caused portions of  Chimney Peak to fall. Fissures and cracks were observed in the desert along the Colorado River. Aftershocks occurred for weeks afterward.

 

11  9  2  0  0 1884  41.500 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Fort Bridger, WY, Salt Lake City, UT and Paris, ID. Telegraph wires were observed to swing. Considerable damage occurred to houses at Paris. People suffered from nausea.

 

11  9  2 31  0 1914  37.170 -122.000   0 5.5   Central California

 

Chimneys fell and articles were thrown from shelves in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Felt from Sonoma to Monterey County. Most strongly felt at Laurel.

 

11  9 17  1 40 1968  37.910  -88.370  21 5.5   New Madrid area

 

 

The strongest earthquake in this region since 1895. The quake was felt over 23 states from Minnesota to Florida and from Kansas to North Carolina. Also felt in tall buildings as far as Boston, MA and in southern Ontario, Canada. Maximum damage in southern Illinois where chimneys fell and windows,  television sets, and plaster were damaged. Maximum intensity VII. Most buildings which were damaged were older. Damage was extensive in Illinois and Kentucky and at St. Louis, MO.

 

11  9  4  9  9 1980  40.501 -125.343  15 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coast area.

 

11  9 16 45  6 1981  53.250 -165.760  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Unalaska.

 

11  9 12 16 28 1986  52.810 -169.020  36 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

11  8 22  6  0 1905  40.300   24.400  35 7.5   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Felt with intensity X in the Chalkidiki area of the Aegean Sea. More than 2000 reported killed. Damage was also observed at Iviron Monastery and Mount Athos. Many landslides reported. Damage occurred within 170 km of the epicenter.

 

11  8  4 38  0 1918  44.900  151.400  40 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

11  8 23 37 22 1941   0.500  122.000  60 7.3   Celebes Sea

11  8  0  0  0 1942 -16.000  -76.000   0 8.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

11  8  2 18 12 1950 -10.000  159.500  60 7.2   Solomon Islands

11  8 22 35 47 1970  -3.400  135.600  33 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt but not damaging in the epicentral area.

 

11  8 10 27 32 1980  41.117 -124.665   2 7.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage with intensity VII occurred in the area of Fields Landing Damage also was observed along the coast of Northern California in Humboldt County. More than 6 were injured. Felt from southern Oregon to San Francisco.

 

11  8  7 14 19 1995   1.833   95.050  33 7.1   Nicobar Islands

 

Felt at Banda Aceh and many other areas of northern Sumatra. Felt as far as southern Thailand.

 

11  8 10  2 53 1997  35.069   87.325  33 7.9   Xizang

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  8 22 20 45 1940  35.300 -124.700   0 5.0   Off Coast California

11  8 13 45  8 1951  55.600 -160.400   0 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  8 11 36 23 1960  45.040 -125.390   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Reported felt with moderate intensity along the coasts of Washington and Oregon from Aberdeen, Wash. to Lincoln County, Oregon. Maximum intensity was IV  with very light damage reported.

 

11  8 10 27 32 1980  41.117 -124.664  10 7.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage with intensity VII occurred in the area of Fields Landing Damage also was observed along the coast of Northern California in Humboldt County. More than 6 were injured. Felt from southern Oregon to San Francisco. Damage estimiated at $1.75 million most of which occurred to the Thompkins Hill Road overpass where the support pillars collapsed onto the northwest Pacific Railroad tracks below. The six injuries occurred when cars drove off the collapsed Tompkins Hill Overpass. Other injuries resulted from panic and heart attacks. Ground failure included landslides and liquefaction on the Eel River and the Big Lagoon sand spit. Cracks appeared in roads and parking lots. Seiche was observed.

 

11  8 22 47 54 1980  40.712 -125.181  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coastal area of Mendocino.

 

11  8 23  7 10 1980  40.535 -124.784  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coastal area of northern California.

 

11  8  9 37 31 1984  52.200 -170.750  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  8 13  1 59 1984  52.153 -171.034  25 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  8  9 40  3 1986  52.290 -169.710  43 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11  8 10 30  1 1998  56.731 -152.065  33 5.7   Southern Alaska

11  8 23 48 48 1998  51.334 -179.925  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

11  8 10 57 24 1999  54.613 -160.961  31 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly at Cold Bay and San Point. Also felt at King Cove.

 

11 08 04 04 17 2002  62.200 -141.820   1 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

11 08 17 34 52 2002  63.470 -148.300   7 5.3   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  7 12 51  0 1837 -39.800  -73.200   0 8.0   Central Chile

 

Valdivia was ruined. The captain of a whaler found that the bottom of the sea near the Island of Lemus (Chronos Archipelago) was 8 feet higher than it had been two years earlier. The entire coastline was strewn with uprooted trees. A whale ship was violently shaken and lost her masts.

 

11  7  7 40 24 1912  57.500 -155.000  90 7.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island. Felt strongly at Seward and on the Steamer Bertha between Uyak and Kodiak.

 

11  7 23  0  9 1922 -28.000  -72.000  60 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

Foreshock to M 8.3 near this epicenter on November 11. Slight damage.

 

11  7 23 12  9 1952 -29.800 -177.600   0 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

11  7 18 33 60 1969  27.853   60.060  35 7.0   Pakistan

 

Widely felt in southeastern Iran, especially at Zahedan, Khash, Bampur,  Chah Bahar, Qasr-e-Qand and Iranshahr.

 

11  7  5  1  6 1996  28.527  143.909  67 7.3   Bonin Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

11  7 17 20  0 1910  37.500 -117.000   0 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Located southwest of Goldfield, Nevada, this quake broke windows and dishes at Goldfield.

 

11  7  7 40 24 1912  57.500 -155.000  90 7.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island. Felt strongly at Seward and on the Steamer Bertha between Uyak and Kodiak.

 

11  7 23 56 52 1923  31.000 -116.000   0 6.3   So. California

 

Earthquake in Baja California. Maximum intensity VII at Calexico. One fire resulted and damage from the earthquake of Nov. 5 was increased. Felt in  Baja, Mexico and at Calexico, stronger than the event of Nov. 5.

 

11  7 20 55  1 1952  26.200 -111.000   0 6.2   Gulf of California

11  7  1 29  8 1961  45.700 -122.866   0 5.1   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Occurring northwest of Portland, Oregon, this event was felt over a large area along the northwestern coast of Oregon and southern Washington. Felt by many in Portland. Plaster cracked, chimneys fell and lights and windows were broken.

 

11  7  0 48 34 1968  54.300 -164.600  37 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  7 10 55 21 1995  52.231 -170.801  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  7 23 28 58 1995  51.510 -178.334  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  6 15  0  0 1433  34.090  139.050   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Earthquake damage occurred to the temple and shrine at Kamakura. The Tone River in Tokyo Bay flowed upward. A tsunami was generated.

 

11  6 15  0  0 1855  34.050  137.075   0 7.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Earthquake damage was reported at Ise, Yaezu and Hamamatsu. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 3 meters at Maesaka.

 

11  6  7 12  0 1908  45.000  150.000  60 7.6   So. Kurils

11  6  8 54 53 1938  37.433  141.917   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

11  6 21 39 47 1938  36.967  141.550  20 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A series of earthquakes off Fukushima Prefecture killed at least one and destroyed 20 houses at Hachinohe. A series of tsunamis was generated with maximum height of 35 cm in first event and 112 at Hanabuchi in te second.

 

11  6  8 31 57 1943  -6.000  134.500  60 7.6   West Irian, PNG

11  6 16 40 12 1951  47.600  153.700  50 7.3   So. Kurils

11  6 19 47 21 1952  -4.600  144.900   0 7.4   Papua New Guinea

11  6 22 58  8 1958  44.530  148.540  40 8.7   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Destructive earthquake on Iturup in the Kuril Islands. Felt with maximum intensity VII at Kushiro. Damage included cut telephone lines and stopped trains. No tsunami was reported.

 

11  6 22  0  0 1971  51.472  179.107   2 7.4   Rat Islands

11  6 13  3 16 1988  22.830   99.830   3 7.2   Myanmar

11  6 13 15 36 1988  21.800  100.200   0 7.0   Myanmar

 

More than 700 killed, 4000 injured and up to 300,000 left homeless. More than two-thirds of buildings destroyed in Lancang and Menglian, China. More than three million people in China were affected. Highways were covered by mudslides in Yunnan, China. The event was felt strongly in Yunnan. Damage also occurred in Thailand and Burma.

 

11  6 20 14 30 1990  53.450  169.829  25 7.1   Near Islands

 

Felt with intensity IV at Attu and Shemya.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  6 20 29  0 1910  53.000 -135.000   0 6.8   British Colombia

11  6 12 29 46 1941  54.000 -161.500  25 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  6 17 31 54 1941  49.350 -129.830   0 6.0   Vancouver Island area

11  6 16 50  0 1947  35.200 -106.300   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Earthquake near San Antonio, New Mexico. Felt in the Sandia Mountains. maximum intensity VI at Zamora where windows rattled and doors and dishes were cracked. Damage to a fireplace.

 

11  6 22 10  6 1960  52.900 -168.000  43 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11  6  3 36 43 1962  45.608 -122.598  18 5.5   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt over a wide area of Washington and Oregon States (20,000 sq. miles). The maximum intensity was VI and included broken plaster and chimneys and broken windows at Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas and other areas of  western Washington. Damage was also reported throughout the Portland, Oregon region where large numbers of chimneys were thrown down and lights and ceiling tiles fell in the auditorium. Frightened most people in the epicentral area.

 

11  6  6 38 38 1965  60.660 -147.250   7 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt widely in the Anchorage area. A sharp jolt.

 

11  6 20 20 19 1969  51.390 -178.900  37 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak and Amchitka.

 

11  6  9 36  6 1973  51.640 -175.480  40 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

11  6  9 50 45 1973  51.280 -175.320  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  6 18 26 32 1973  51.523 -175.269  18 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11  6  9 23 11 1974  60.186 -153.811 204 5.1   Central Alaska

11  6  7 34 27 1977  51.189 -179.783  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  6 18 27  1 1986  51.434 -176.680  40 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11  6 19 45 43 1986  51.450 -176.484  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

11  6  8 20 56 1988  51.150 -178.330  30 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11  6  0 33 21 1996  53.908 -162.972  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  6  2 34 30 1997  46.782  -71.359  23 5.0   New England

 

 

One person was killed of a heart attack. Felt in southern Quebec and in

Ontario and in New Brunswick. Maximum intenisty V at Adamstown. Also felt in Vermont, New Hampshire, western Maine and northeastern New York.

 

11  6 11 40 31 2000  56.076 -153.438  15 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  5 21 27 53 1923  29.200  130.000   0 7.2   Bonin Islands

11  5  7 55 38 1926  12.700  -86.700 135 7.2   Nicaragua

 

Severe damage at Managua, Granada, Masay and Chinandega, Nicaragua.

 

11  5  8 43  0 1938  37.333  142.183  30 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

11  5 10 50  0 1938  37.283  141.650  30 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A series of earthquakes off Fukushima Prefecture killed at least one and destroyed 20 houses at Hachinohe. A series of tsunamis was generated with maximum height of 35 cm in first event and 112 at Hanabuchi in te second.

 

11  5  2 20  1 1952  50.200  157.300  60 7.1   Kamchatka

11  5  5 57 44 1952  49.300  156.800  40 7.1   NE Pacific

11  5 13  6 27 1952  52.000  160.500  20 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 

A strong tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 19 feet at Paramushir, Kuril Islands. Many killed in Kamchatka. Tsunami was also observed and was deadly and destroyed most of Kurilsk. The tsunami was also damaging (causing up to $1 million damage) in Hawaii, Peru, Chile and Midway Island. Also observed in Alaska.

 

11  5 22  2  7 1978 -11.132  162.136  33 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt strongly at San Cristobal and at Honiara, Guadalcanal.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  5 17  0  0 1873  40.000 -118.000   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

11  5 22  7  0 1923  32.670 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

An earthquake felt with intensity VII at Calexico. A hotel shifted several inches on its foundation. Other buildings were damaged.

 

11  5 15 53  0 1926  39.100  -82.100   0 5.3   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

11  5 23  2 20 1934  52.000 -175.000  25 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  5 20 46 18 1936  43.000 -131.000   0 6.0   North Pacific Ocean

11  5 19  7 53 1944  48.720  -80.800   0 5.1   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

About 30 miles northwest of Timmins, Ontario.

 

11  5  4 35 24 1949  32.200 -116.550   0 5.1   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Campo where it frightened many. Objects swung and vases overturned. Plaster Cracked. Felt throughout most of southern California.

 

11  5 17 54  8 1969  34.609 -121.435  10 5.6   Off So. California

 

Off the coast of southern California. Felt with maximum intensity V in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties area. Plaster cracked at Avila Beach.

 

11  5 18 48 43 1969  34.733 -121.433  10 5.1   Off So. California

 

Felt lightly on the coast of Southern California.

 

11  5 11 53 19 1975  58.121 -150.851  84 5.1   Southern Alaska

11  5 14 44  4 1977  51.369 -175.476  20 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  5  1 28  2 1985  62.404 -151.313  85 5.2   Central Alaska

11  5 15  1  5 1989  47.300 -130.800   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

11 05 17 22 44 2002  63.280 -144.980  25 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  4 13 30  0 1042  38.100   46.300   0 7.6   No. Iran

 

More than 50,000 killed in Tabriz. Maximum intensity up to IX. Historian Naser Khosrov visited the area four years after the earthquake and reported that Abu Taher, an astronomer in Tabriz had warned the people the day before of an earthquake; some who believed as well as those who were forced to leave spent the night outdoors  while those who did not heed these warnings were killed in the ruined city. The Governor escaped staying out of the city at the time of the earthquake. A poem written by Qatran of Tabriz describes the total destruction of buildings and city walls as well as earth faulting and fracturing, trees uprooted and people killed. Foreshocks were used to forecast the quake along with astronomical indicators.

 

11  4  0  0  0 1677  36.600  141.500   0 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A strong earthquake off the Boso Peninsula near Tokyo. This event generated a strong tsunami which washed away more than 1000 homes and caused 500 deaths. More than 223 houses were destroyed and 246 drowned in Boso. More than 490 houses washed away and 123 persons killed in Miyagi. 24-25 fishing boats were damaged in  Owari. Maximum tshnami heigh 4 meters at Iwanuma, Ibaraki Pref.

 

11  4  8  0  0 1737  55.500  163.000  20 7.8   Komandorsky Isl

 

Felt with maximum intensity X. Probably an aftershock of a triggered shock from the M 8.3 that occurred in Kamchatka on Oct. 17, 1737.

 

11  4 12  3 30 1917   4.800   96.800  60 7.1   Nicobar Islands

11  4  0  4 30 1923  -5.000  152.000  60 7.2   New Britain

11  4 13 50 43 1927  34.500 -121.500   0 7.3   Off So. California

 

Earthquake west of Point Arguello. Felt strongly at Lompoc, Honda and Surf. Rockslides were common and water spurted from cracks. Sand craters formed.  Chimneys fell at Lombox and were damaged at Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria. A tsunami with height of 6 feet was generated and hit the coast at Surf. Felt also at Sea.

 

11  4 21 47 47 1946  39.300   55.350  26 7.0   No. Iran

 

Severe damage in Turkmenistan. More than 400 killed. Highly destructive at Kazandzhik. The quake was felt from Krasnovodsk to Askhabad. A strong earthquake noise was hear at Kazandzhik and Uzhbele. People could not stand. Structures of brick were largely destroyed. Walls and roofs largely collapsed. Cornices collapsed and stoves became unusable. Most chimneys fell. Landslides occurred in the mountains and the railroad line was destroyed. Fissures spewed salty water at Aydin. Destructive over a radius of 120 km.

 

11  4  0  9  0 1947  43.817  141.017   0 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

5-6 small ships were damaged in a tsunami which reached up to 60 cm height.

 

11  4 16 58  0 1952  52.300  161.000  40 8.5   E. of Kamchatka

 

A strong tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 19 feet at Paramushir, Kuril Islands. Many killed in Kamchatka. Tsunami was also observed and was deadly and destroyed most of Kurilsk. The tsunami was also damaging (causing up to $1 million damage) in Hawaii, Peru, Chile and Midway Island. Also observed in Alaska.

 

11  4  3 49  8 1953 -13.000  166.500  33 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

11  4  1 17 17 1963  -8.000  129.500 100 7.5    Banda Sea

 

Felt at Darwin, Australia where electricity and telephone services were knocked out. Felt also at Perth, Adelaide and New Guinea to Papua.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  4  2 29  0 1897  45.000 -113.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Severe at Dillon, Montana. Courthouse and other buildings cracked at Dillon.

Also felt at Idaho and Utah.

 

11  4 18 18  0 1903  36.900  -89.300   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Felt at St. Louis, MO. Als felt in Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee with maximum intensity VII. Buildings were damaged at  New Madrid, MO and at Cairo, Ill. Chimneys fell in the epicentral area.

 

11  4  8 37  0 1908  36.000 -117.000   0 6.5   California/Nevada area

 

Earthquake in the Death Valley area. Activity began in mid-October and continued throughout November. Prospectors were frightened but no damage reported in the area. Maximum intensity probably VIII. Felt to Tehachapi and San Bernardino.

 

11  4 13 50 43 1927  34.500 -121.500  60 7.3   Off So. California

 

Earthquake west of Point Arguello. Felt strongly at Lompoc, Honda and Surf. Rockslides were common and water spurted from cracks. Sand craters formed.  Chimneys fell at Lombox and were damaged at Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria. A tsunami with height of 6 feet was generated and hit the coast at Surf. Felt also at Sea.

 

11  4 20 42 38 1949  32.200 -116.550  16 5.7   So. California

 

Earthquake in Baja California felt at Guadalupe, Mexico. Buildings swayed in San Diego. People were frightened. Ground cracks were observed. Cracks also occurred in buildings including a school at Coronado. Cement floors cracked at Borrego Springs, CA.

 

11  4 21 40 56 1956  61.280 -138.680  15 5.4   Central Alaska

11  4 10 41 38 1976  33.120 -115.594   4 5.3   So. California

 

Located in Imperial Valley, California where burglar alarms went off. Plaster and dry wall cracked and items fell from shelves at Brawley. Fences were  displaced at El Centro. Ground cracks were observed and electrical service interrupted at Westmorland.

 

11  4 10  2  6 1977  51.409 -175.624  22 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  4 18  7 32 1977  51.329 -175.621  18 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Plaster fell and heavy furniture moved at Adak. Chimneys fell at Adak. Maximum intensity VI.

 

11  4  5 25  2 1981  51.980 -170.980  39 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  4 19  1 37 1983  52.348 -168.228  35 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

11  4  6 59 40 1994  58.076 -151.292  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Kodiak.

 

11  4 22 54 16 1996  43.523 -127.356  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

11  4  2 54 13 1998  51.599 -176.151  35 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 04 00 50 42 2002  63.380 -145.070   5 5.1   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  3 15  0  0 1677  35.050  142.000   0 8.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A strong earthquake off the Boso Peninsula near Tokyo. This event generated

a strong tsunami which washed away more than 1000 homes and caused 500 deaths.

More than 223 houses were destroyed and 246 drowned in Boso. More than 490 houses washed away and 123 persons killed in Miyagi. 24-25 fishing boats were damaged in  Owari. Maximum tshnami heigh 4 meters at Iwanuma, Ibaraki Pref.

 

11  3 14 32 17 1943  61.750 -151.000  25 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout south-central Alaska especially at Anchorage. Plaster  and pictures were damaged and windows and doors rattled. Felt also at  McGrath and Bethel, Alaska.

 

11  3  1 12 37 1949  48.800  153.800 160 7.2   So. Kurils

11  3 14 47 20 1988  13.090  -90.440  35 7.0   Guatemala

 

Five were killed and more than 100 buildings damaged in southern Guatemala. Landslides caused damage to roads in Chimaltenango Department. Felt in El Salvador, Mexico City, Oaxaca and Vera Cruz, Mexico and in parts of Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

11  3 22 12 41 2002  63.517 -147.444   5 8.1   Central Alaska

 

 

One person was injured and extensive damage was done to roads and bridges. Extensive structural damage occurred through the area from Slana to Mentasta Lake. Damage was estimated at $20 million U.S. dollars. Some supports on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline were damage and operations were temporarily suspended. Maximum intensity up to IX. Felt from Seattle Washington throughout Denali National Park, Alaska and British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories, Canada. A surface rupture on the Denali Fault had maximum offset of about 8.8 meters near Tok Cutoff Highway and extended for about 300 km. Landslides, rockslides, ground cracks, snow avalanches and Liquefaction were observed. Triggered earthquakes were observed as far away as Yellowstone where the quake caused major changes in the underground groundwater system. Seiches and water well changes were observed from Pennsylvania to Louisiana and throughout the western U.S.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  3 14 32 17 1943  61.750 -151.000  25 7.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt throughout south-central Alaska especially at Anchorage. Plaster and pictures were damaged and windows and doors rattled. Felt also at McGrath and Bethel, Alaska.

 

11  3 22  9  3 1945  58.500 -151.000  50 6.8   Southern Alaska

11  3  5 26  2 1956  61.100 -138.700  15 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Haines Junction, Destruction Bay and Quill Creek, Alaska.

 

11  3 16 58  0 1957  42.500 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Geneva, Idaho where windows rattled. Also felt west of Georgetown.

 

11  3 17  3  8 1959  44.800 -111.200   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Hebgen Lake aftershock. A stove was moved at Duck Creek, Montana. Earthquake sound was heard. Felt widely at West Yellowstone. Felt as far as Butte, Montana.

 

11  3  0 46 35 1965  40.400 -125.600  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

11  3  7 57 39 1968  65.700 -149.900  80 5.0   Northern Alaska

11  3  2 30 12 1970  62.010 -151.050  70 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area of Talkeetna. Also felt at Anchorage, Lake Minchumina, Palmer and Summit.

 

11  3 13 47 34 1981  43.542 -127.706  10 6.2   Off Coast of Oregon

11  3  9 30  8 1984  42.494 -108.854   5 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Felt with intensity VI and Lander, WY. Buildings had cracked walls and windows.

Glass broke at the Hospital and items fell from store shelves. Also felt at Fort Washakie, South Pass City and as far as Arapahoe.

 

11  3 23 24 31 1996  64.851 -170.364  10 5.2   Northern Alaska

11  3  9 40 50 2000  52.497 -170.711  75 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11 03 01 49 28 2002  51.590 -130.630  15 5.3  QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

11 03 22 12 41 2002  63.520 -147.530   5 7.9   CENTRAL ALASKA

 

One person was injured and extensive damage was done to roads and bridges. Extensive structural damage occurred through the area from Slana to Mentasta Lake. Damage was estimated at $20 million U.S. dollars. Some supports on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline were damage and operations were temporarily suspended. Maximum intensity up to IX. Felt from Seattle Washington throughout Denali National Park, Alaska and British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories, Canada. A surface rupture on the Denali Fault had maximum offset of about 8.8 meters near Tok Cutoff Highway and extended for about 300 km. Landslides, rockslides, ground cracks, snow avalanches and Liquefaction were observed. Triggered earthquakes were observed as far away as Yellowstone where the quake caused major changes in the underground groundwater system. Seiches and water well changes were observed from Pennsylvania to Louisiana and throughout the western U.S.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

11  2  0  0  0 1660  -0.500  -78.400   0 7.4   Ecuador

11  2  5 16  0 1908  -2.000   97.000  60 7.3   So. of Sumatera

11  2 21  8  6 1923  -4.500  151.500  50 7.2   New Ireland

11  2 10  3  0 1931  32.250  132.633  40 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

One person was killed and five houses were destroyed by the shock in the Hiugnaada area. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 85 cm at Muroto.

 

11  2  0  0  0 1932 -32.000 -131.500   0 7.5   So. Pacific Ocean

11  2 20 46 56 1936  38.150  142.133  40 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Slight damage was recorded in Miyagi. A tsunami was generated with maximum height up to 28 cm at Kesennuma.

 

11  2 18  8 22 1943 -57.000  -26.000   0 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

11  2 18 28 30 1946  41.900   72.000  35 7.6   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

Moderate damage in Kirgizstan. Felt with intensity X.

 

11  2 15 27 56 1950  -6.500  129.500  60 8.1    Banda Sea

11  2 19 55 22 1972 -20.049  168.839  32 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt with intensity V on Aneityum and Tana.

 

11  2 01 26 11 2002   2.824   96.085  30 7.4   Simelulue, Indonesia

 

At least three people were killed and 65 injured while nearly 1000 buildings were damaged at Simueulue, Indonesia. Felt from Kuala Lumpar, Indonesia  and throughout Sumatra.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  2 12 26 54 1933  52.000 -176.000  25 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  2 18 49  0 1934  31.000 -114.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

11  2 14 31 58 1935  47.230  -78.170   0 5.4   New York State

 

Strong aftershock of the Timiskaming earthquake of Nov. 1, 1935. Felt at Kitchener, North Bay and Toronto in Canada. Also felt at Buffalo and Rochester, New York and as far as Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

 

11  2 16 48  8 1948  35.980 -114.783   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Earthquake in the Hoover Dam area. Crakced plaster at Boulder City and felt within 50 miles of Boulder City, NV.

 

11  2 19 40  6 1955  36.000 -120.917   0 5.2   Central California

 

Located near San Ardo and felt in the coast region of west-central California. Damage reported at Paso Robles, Monterey and King City.

 

11  2 10 38 55 1956  32.000 -112.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

11  2 10 44 47 1958  51.570 -175.190   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  2  9 10 40 1965  57.000 -152.800  27 5.0   Southern Alaska

11  2 19 41 40 1968  65.700 -149.800  70 5.5   Northern Alaska

11  2 14 32 22 1975  59.254 -153.488 103 5.5   Southern Alaska

11  2  4 39 39 1985  54.900 -157.200   0 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

11  2 15 49 45 1995  51.690 -175.340  61 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  2  8 51 54 1997  37.846 -118.215   6 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Fallon, Tonopah, Yerington and Reno, Nevada. Also felt at Fresno, California.

 

11  2 20 27 53 1998  51.289 -176.227  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

11 02 10 02 13 2004  49.260 -128.870  10 6.7  VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11  1  9 50  0 1755  37.000  -11.000   0 8.0   Lisbon, Portugal

 

The great Lisbon earthquake and tsunami which doomed Portugal as a world power. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, a major colonial power of the mid-18th century was built most of stone with houses about 4-5 stories high and with a population in 1755 of about 250,000. The western portion of the city was mostly destroyed while the eastern portion was largely undamaged. This was one of the first well investigated earthquakes and tsunamis in recent history. The loss of life in Lisbon reached around 60-70,000 which included losses at Lisbon, Fez, Mequinez, Morocco and Faro where more than 3000 were killed. The destruction in the lower (western) portion of the city was nearly universal. A writer at the time said "there are no signs of streets, lanes, squares etc. but hills and mountains of rubbish still smoking". Of 20,000 houses barely 3000 were still habitable after the quake. Serious damage also occurred to 32 churches, 60 chapels, 31 monasteries, 15 nunneries and 53 palaces. Fire broke out shortly after the earthquake due to curtains and kitchen woodwork catching fires from stoves and candles. A violent wind fanned the fires for more than six days. The earthquake was estimated to be destructive for about 1,400,000 sq. miles. Seiche was observed as far away as England and the Caribbean. Many survivors fled to a new quay. During a strong aftershock the quay disappeared into a fissure taking all the people with it. Quay and people were never again seen. Slight damage also occurred in Algeria and Spain, France and Italy. The quake caused general panic in the British Isles as far as Scotland.  There were two great earthquakes separated by 15 minutes to an hour in time. Landslides, subsidence and land elevation were common in Portugal. Water in wells rose and felt by several feet. At Madrid water rose six feet during the quake. A tsunami of up to 50 feet high was generated along the coast of Portugal. Many people and houses were swept away. The tsunami was damaging as far away as the Caribbean, Spain and North Africa. In Ireland the tsunami measured 6 feet high and at Antigua and St. Martin was 12-20 feet high. The cost of rebuilding Portugal after the quake and tsunami is believed to have drained the treasury and Portugal was not a world power after this event.

 

11  1 11  0  0 1904  -1.000  -80.500   0 7.7   Ecuador

11  1  7 24  0 1915  38.300  142.900  60 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

11  1  9  1  0 1915  38.000  143.000  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

A tsunami of 1meter was observed at Shizugawaa Bay and at Arahama Village.

 

11  1 11 14 24 1946  51.500 -174.500  40 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1 14 58 53 1947 -10.500  -75.000  60 7.3   Central Peru

 

233 reported killed. Considerable damage to property around Satipo, Peru.

 

11  1  8 45 59 1960 -38.500  -75.100  55 7.4   Central Chile

 

Light damage occurred at Concepcion, Lebu and Valdivia, Chile.

 

11  1 11  8 21 1969  23.148 -107.934  33 7.1   Gulf of California

11  1  1 17 34 1975  13.843  144.754 113 7.1   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Damage occurred on Guam.

 

11  1  4 48 50 1984   8.185  -38.794  10 7.4   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

11  1  6 40 32 1989 -17.700  -68.700  33 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

11  1 18 25 35 1989  39.837  142.760  29 7.4   Off East Coast Honshu

11  1 18 36 35 1989  39.652  143.365  29 7.1   So. of Honshu

 

Felt with intensity IV at Aomori and Morioka. Also felt at Misawa and in  other parts of Hokkaido. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 56 cm at Miyako.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

11  1  1 39 18 1926  48.700 -128.500   0 6.6   Vancouver Island area

11  1  6  3  0 1935  46.870  -79.050   1 6.2   Ohio/Lake Erie

 

Earthquake near Timiskaming, Canada. Felt with minor damage at Cortland, New York where damage occurred to chimneys and plaster. Also felt from eastern Maine to Washington, D.C. and west to Wisconsin.

 

11  1  8 25  0 1938  33.000 -109.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Felt at Duncan, Arizona and Buckhorn and Cliff, New Mexico. Rack falls and landslides were observed near Buckhorn. Plaster and chimneys cracked.

 

11  1 18 50  6 1942  48.000 -116.700   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 

Located near Sandpoint, Idaho, this earthquake caused small objects to move from Shelves and furnishings moved. Also felt at Colfax, Washington. Church services were interrupted at Sandpoint. Felt from western Montana and eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

 

11  1 11 14 24 1946  51.500 -174.500  40 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1  6 46 54 1964  51.700 -175.400  20 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1  0 48 26 1975  53.748 -163.318  41 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

11  1 22 22 35 1986  51.245 -179.755  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

11  1  8 23 52 1992  64.154 -149.898 154 5.0   Northern Alaska