TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 24  3 23  0 1910  16.800  -95.900  60 6.9   Oaxaca, Mexico       

 

Moderate damage in Oaxaca, Mexico with maximum intensity up to IX.

 

 9 24  1  1 24 1941  51.000  158.000  75 7.0   Kamchatka

 9 24 11 31 30 1943  36.200   73.400 100 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 9 24  8 21 13 1957   5.600  127.100  31 7.6   Halmahera

 

Strong earthquake felt at Koror (Palau Island) and on Mindanao.

 

 9 24 16 30 16 1963 -10.754  -78.239  74 7.0   Central Peru

 

Moderate earthquake in Huayllacayan, Cajacay, Malyas, Malvas and Huaraz, Peru.  One was killed. Moderate damaged. Four injured, damage at Huaraz and Casma. Houses were damaged in Lima.

 

 9 24 11 29 47 2013  26.971   65.520  15 7.7   Pakistan

 

At least 93 people were killed in the quake while more than 200 were injured. The epicenter was in  the southwestern Pakistan province of Balochistan. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed and collapsed. Many people remained trapped in the rubble of their homes. At least eight were killed in the Dandan area of Kech distruct and five in Pasini, Turbat, Hub and Gwandar districts. Some reports put the initial number dead in one province alone at 150. The epicenter was in the Awaran district. Many people panicked in Pakistan and neighboring India. Many buildings in the area are built of mud-brick and do not maintain their integrity during strong shaking in earthquakes and strong or major earthquakes in the area often bring many deaths and much destruction.  The death toll is expected to rise in coming hours and days. The earthquake was felt as far as New Delhi, India and in Dubai where many ran from their buildings in panic. A small new island near the port of Gwadar may have been created by the quake off the southern coast of Pakistan. Initial reports indicate it is about 30 feet

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 24  0  0  0 1907  59.500 -135.250   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Clocks stopped at Skagway. Many landslides occurred which may have been misidentifed as volcanic eruptions. Felt At Juneau, Haines, Ketchikan and Sitka.

 

 

 9 24  4  5  0 1910  36.000 -111.100   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Earthquake felt in northeastern Arizona over an area of about 150X300 miles. Felt at Flagstaff but also in Utah and New Mexico. One construction gang was frightened and ceased working. Felt through out the area of Gallup, N. Mexico and along the Santa Fe Railroad.

 

 9 24 15 19 41 1933  51.750 -177.000  70 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 22 12 20 1935  49.630 -129.170   0 6.2   Vancouver Island area

 9 24 22 35  0 1948  47.855 -122.587   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt through the Puget Sound area and at Port Gamble, WA. No damage was reported byt books fell from shelves and trees and bushes shook. Felt also at Everett and Langley.

 

 9 24  3 44 17 1958  59.460 -143.130   0 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 9 24 18 55  9 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Yellowstone National Park. Aftershocks of teh event on August 17. Felt at Old Faithful Ranger Station. Rockfalls occurred.

 

 9 24 13 59 38 1964  43.590 -127.410  18 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 24 17 19 37 1975  25.154 -109.259  33 5.8   Gulf of California

 9 24  7 40 25 1982  37.881 -118.135  12 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over an area of about 50,000 sq. km of California and Nevada. Glassware broke at Bishop and many objects fell. Water splashed from swimming pools. At Basalt people had trouble walking and standing. A house trailer shifted on its foundation at Montgomery Pass area.

 

 9 24  7 54 56 1987  54.900 -164.900   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 24  8 10 46 1988  51.868 -167.970  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 20  5  4 1991  54.250 -164.350  48 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 16 49 27 1995  53.100 -171.100  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 24 07 54 56 2005  64.470 -134.360  10 5.1   Southern Yukon Territory, Canada

 

(PGC). Felt in Yukon Territory.

 

 9 24 13 48 58 2015  50.733 -130.235  10 5.5   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 23  0  0  0 1887 -22.030  -63.700   0 7.0   Argentina

 

This earthquake was probably at a deep epicenter and did little damage on the surface. A strong earthquake also hit Jamaica on this day and did severe damage.

 

 9 23 23 20  0 1896  37.000   71.000 160 7.5   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Maximum intensity IV in Afghanistan.

 

 9 23 12 50  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes in Alaska in 1899 starting on Sept. 10.

 

 9 23 20 18 30 1902  16.000  -93.000  60 8.4   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Destructive at Venustiano Caranza. Damage was also located at Tuxtla Gutierrez and in the State of Tabasco, Mexico. Severe damage also at Chiapas.

 

 9 23 14 22 13 1932  44.600  138.300 305 7.3   Sea of Japan

 9 23 13  6  0 1937  -6.000  154.000  60 7.4   New Britain

 9 23 12 13 20 1944  54.000  160.000  40 7.4   E. of Kamchatka

 9 23 23 30  0 1946  -6.000  145.000 100 7.2   New Ireland

 9 23  2 14 38 1953  50.000  156.400  64 7.0   Kamchatka

 9 23 21 43 34 1954  48.400  157.000  50 7.3   NE Pacific

 9 23 15  6 19 1955  26.800  101.800  60 7.0   Myanmar

 9 23 19 28 18 1974  -0.280   12.830  41 7.2   Central Africa

 

Moderate damage in Gabon, Africa.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 9 23 11  4  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 6.9   Central Alaska

 9 23 12 50  0 1899  60.000 -143.000   0 7.0   Central Alaska

 

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes in Alaska in 1899 starting on Sept. 10.

 

 9 23  2 58  0 1930  40.830 -124.170   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake in Humboldt Bay, Northern California. Chimneys were toppled at Fields Landing, Eureka and Arcata. Felt over an area of 4600 sq. miles on land. Maximum intensity VIII at Eureka. An aftershock was felt over and area of 1200 sq miles..

 

 9 23  9 57 47 1945  48.000 -114.250   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

This earthquake in western Montana was most strongly felt at Bigfork, DeBorgia, Elmo and Polson. Chimneys cracked and objects were overturned. Also felt in Idaho and Washington. Felt over an area of about 36,000 sq. miles. An earthquake rumble was heard.

 

 9 23 13 53  2 1947  40.450 -125.150   0 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Earthquake in Humboldt County, northern California. Plaster was cracked at the Punta Gorda lighthouse. Felt over about 4000 sq. miles from Orick to Redding to Elk. Maximum intensity VII. Also felt in San Francisco.

 

 9 23 14 41 52 1963  33.700 -116.916  17 5.3   So. California

 

Plaster was cracked and fell near San Jacinto and Hemet. Windows broke and dishes fell and broke in the 27 trailer parks in Hemet along with merchandise in stores from shelves.  Chimneys moved and cracked in the epicentral area. Felt over about 10,000 sq. miles, maximum intensity IV

 

 9 23 17  2 37 1963  51.200 -179.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23  4 59 47 1964  53.600 -163.900  29 5.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 21  2 55 1970  51.400 -179.400  43 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak and Amchitka Islands.

 

 9 23 13 31 14 1971  53.810 -164.760  45 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 17  6 36 1984  53.577 -165.424  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Unalaska. Also felt at Nikolski.

 

 9 23  7 30 24 1997  51.700 -175.200  27 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 20 44 54 1997  51.600 -173.500  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 03 53 30 2010  52.415 -172.879  97 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 23 05 28 35 2010  52.233  179.754 167 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9 22  1 46 30 1902  18.000  146.000  60 8.1   No. Marianas

 

Following is a description of this earthquake from "Catalogue of Earthquakes felt in Guam 1925-1938 by W.C. Repetti" (originally published in the Manila Times Oct.  7, 1902.

 

"On September 22 at 11:25 a.m. a terrible subterraneous noise was heard, after which the earth began to tremble lightly until the real earthquake, which, as it lasted 45 seconds was long enough to overthrow everything and terrify not only the natives but the Americans also. With one or two exceptions, all the stone buildings in Agana suffered considerably and will need much repairing. Some of the houses were completely ruined. One house in particular sunk 2 feet at one end presenting a very curious picture and many of the houses are distorted all out of proportion. Walls 18 and 20 inches thick swayed to and fro, cracked and came to the ground; the roofs came down on all sides; the ground opened in many places and spouted out salt water from the cracks; at Piti these crevasses gave forth gases of a characteristic odor; huge rocks were dislodged from the hillsides and produced great landslides; many bridges were thrown down, preventing the passing of vehicles between the city of Agana and the port of Piti some 5 miles distant, where the warehouses are situated; telephone connection was also interrupted owing to the falling of many of the posts.

 

The casualties reported were only five natives injured. On the Island of Saypan, also masonry buildings were shattered. After the earthquake the whole island seemed to be in vibration; when the 'Justin' left for Manila more than 100 small earthquakes had been felt. From the other islands and even from other points of Guam outside of Agana no news has been received up to the present. The damage was estimated at P250,000 (Philippine Pesos)."

 

 9 22  0 36 36 1939  39.070   29.940  10 7.1   Turkey

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VIII for an area of 310 km around Dikili, Turkey. It was followed later in 1939 by a series of strong quakes along the Anatolian Fault.

 

 9 22  9 10  5 1945  -4.000  147.000  50 7.0   New Ireland

 9 22 23 53 32 1950 -17.600 -177.100 413 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 22  5  1 24 1911  60.500 -149.000  60 6.9   Central Alaska

 

Earthquake in the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula. Cables broke and were buried. Strong landslides occurred in Prince William Sound area.  Fish died from the concussion. Water was greatly disturbed at Wells Bay. 

 

 9 22 21  9 50 1926  50.220 -121.890   0 5.0   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

 9 22  2 16  1 1947  43.500 -128.000   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 9 22 11 41 25 1952  40.200 -124.420   0 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake southwest of Petrolia was felt over about 4000 sq. miles off northwestern California with intensity VII. At Petrolia all were awakened and frightened. Several chimneys fell. Bricks fell from houses some plumbing was twisted loose. Merchandise fell from shelves and houses moved from foundations. Stoves, radios, refrigerators were toppled. 

 

 9 22 18 36 21 1973  51.553 -173.683  15 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 22 19 27 48 1973  51.552 -173.628  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22  2 30 26 1976  51.723 -175.953  43 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22 16 21 45 1983  56.304 -153.843  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 9 22  0 22 12 1989  58.500 -163.500   0 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 9 22  3 22 31 1995  51.442 -178.475  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak, Alaska.

 

 9 22 06 48 06 2001  55.833 -154.466  33 5.1   South of Alaska

 9 22 10 45 25 2009  51.432 -178.120  63 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 9 21 12 36 26 1997  41.605 -126.237  10 5.4   Off Coast of Northern California

 9 21 22 03 04 1997  51.992 -170.566  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 23 56 39 2001  51.786 -175.305  33 5.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 21 22 58 23 2013  52.337  173.769  25 5.2   Near Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 9 20  0  0  0 1899  37.900   28.100   0 7.0   Turkey

 

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

 

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

 

A tsunami was generated.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 9 20 17 47 18 1999  23.772  120.982  33 7.7   Taiwan

 

At least 2300 people were killed, 9000 injured and 600,000 left homeless.  About 82,000 buildings were damaged. Damage was estimated at $14 billion U.S. Dollars. Subsidence and landslides destroyed many villages and created a large lake. Ground deformation was common near the epicenter. Surface faulting was observed fro up to 75 km.

 

 9 20 18 11 54 1999  23.746  121.189  22 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt at Chiayi and Hualien and at Taichung with maximum intensity up to V. Additional damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 9 20 08 02 23 2001  40.444 -125.270   2 5.1   Off Coast of Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt in the Arcata-Bayside-Eureka area.

 

 9 20 17 08 45 2007  51.658  178.785  69 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 20 05 16 10 2008  63.588 -129.029  10 5.2   Northwest Territories, Canada

 9 20 20 16 48 2013  49.970  179.308  28 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

Earthquake occurred new Columbus, Ohio and was felt in Indiana and accompanying states. Maximum intensity IV over a large area. Chandeliers swung at Columbus for several minutes. Felt at Washington D.C. where workers finishing the top of the Washington Monument 500 feet above the ground were shaken. Also felt in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

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

 

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

 

 9 19 20 26 04 2004  52.205  174.027  25 6.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 19 11 57 21 2007  50.258 -177.549  17 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 19 22 55 18 2009  32.381 -115.267   3 5.1   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Mexicali and (II) at San Felipe. Also felt at Delta, Ejido Hermosillo, Ensenada and Maneadero. Felt (II) at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (III) at Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Heber, Holtville, Imperial and Winterhaven;(II) at Campo, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, San Diego and Spring Valley, California. Felt throughout Imperial County and in parts of Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Felt (II) at Somerton and Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Fort McDowell and Phoenix.

 

 9 19 08 14 14 2011  52.037 -171.982  31 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 18 10 45  0 1833 -18.251  -71.010  60 7.7   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was a strong earthquake causing damage and death in the area of Tacna, Peru with additional damage reported from Moquegua. Arequipa, Sana, Arica. Up to 50 killed. There were some interesting effects identified associated with this earthquake. The following is the description from Mallet's "On the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena, 1854" :

 

"The danger was announced by the baying of dogs and braying of asses. The day before the atmosphere had been frightfully still and stagnant. With the exception of some puffs of wind at rare intervals which were felt as well in the interior of apartments as well as without the air on the 18th was completely still at Saena. The shocks left a great number of empty bottles standing in the places which they had occupied but their corks were found strewn on all the sides upon the floor. None of the empty bottles were thrown down, but full ones, on the contrary, were thrown off their shelves and broken. The varnish on a new table recovered its fluidity so far that the next day the table was surrounded by viscid drops. A large part of the water contained in some jars buried in the ground was thrown out, although the surface of the water was 3 or 4 feet below the rim of the jars. It was remarked that after a shock, whether great or slight, the dogs of the town proceeded to quench their thirst at the nearest pool."

 

 9 18  0  0  0 1900   4.600  -74.000   0 7.9   Colombia

 

An earthquake in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 9 18 13 14  9 1941 -13.750  -72.250 100 7.0   Central Peru

 9 18  0 29  2 1962   7.560  -82.400   0 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 

Major earthquake off the south coast of Panama. Felt at Balboa Heights with slight damage in Panama.

 

 9 18 17  2 46 1984  34.390  141.470  50 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Felt with intensity IV at Tateyama. Also felt along the east coast of central and northern Honshu and in southern Hokkaido. A small tsunami was observed at Hachijo-jima.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 9 18  2  7  7 1927  37.500 -118.750   0 6.0   California/Nevada area

 

Walls cracked near Bishop as well as windows and chimneys cracked and broken. Felt as far away as Bakersfield 140 km to the south also at Stockton about 140 miles to the northwest of Bishop.

 

 9 18 20 32 18 1939  58.000 -136.000   0 6.0   Southeast Alaska

 9 18 21 39  0 1945  40.600 -116.500   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 9 18  2 25 19 1961  49.000 -128.900  21 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 9 18 20 46 37 1965  59.380 -145.180   5 6.0   Southern Alaska

 9 18 20 56  6 1986  62.350 -150.130  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 9 18 21 16 28 1989  66.779 -136.028  24 5.1   Northern Alaska

 9 18  9 10 33 1997  51.164 -179.544  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 9 18 00 30 50 2001  48.490 -128.760  10 5.1   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 18 23 02 17 2004  38.004 -118.677   5 5.5   California-Nevada border

 

(REN) Felt (III) at Bishop, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park. Also felt (III) at Hawthorne, Nevada.

 

 9 18 03 45 56 2006  51.596 -173.961  18 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 18 01 44 50 2012  56.937 -154.142  38 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

(AEIC). Felt (II) at Kodiak.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Not reported felt.

 

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

 

Not reported felt.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 9 17 20 39 25 2005  52.178  174.035  40 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

 

Damage in the epicentral area. Felt within intensity VIII.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 9 16 22 54 33 2015 -31.570  -71.654  25 8.3   Coquimbo, Chile

 

A number of adobe houses were damaged in rural areas and at least three were reported killed. In Illapel, close to the epicenter, several were killed and homes were damaged. Electricity was out for a period. PTWC has issued a tsunami watch for the area with the possibility of tsunami waves in Chile an Hawaii up to 3 meters. Initial tsunamis were reported with waves up to 5 meters in the port city of Coquimbo. At least five were apparently killed by the tsunami or by the earthquake. No major tsunami has yet been Chile has begun evacuations of millions from many coastal communities. Some tsunamis were reported and flooding, especially in Concon, Chile,  was reported in several areas from tsunami waves.  The tsunami warning was later extended to Peru, French Polynesia, California and New Zealand but waves are not expected to be large.  NEIC reported major damage (intensity IX) in Coquimbo. The quake was also felt with moderate intensity in Brazil at Blumenau, Fernandopolis, Santo Andre and Sao Paulo; in Argentina at Bahi Blanca, Buenos Aires, La Plata, Catamarca, Resistencia, Bell Ville, Cordoba, Rio Cuarto, Rio Tercero, Gualeguaychu, Parana, Genero Pico, Santa Rosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, San Martin, San Rafael, Bariloche, Salta, San Juan Mercedes, Rosario and Santiago del Estero.  The quake was felt with moderate to strong intensity in Aisen, Araucania, Atacama, Bio-Bio, Coquimbo, O'Higgins, Los Lagos, Maule, Metropolitana, Tarapaca, and Valparaiso. Among communities reporting moderate to strong shaking were Vina del Mar, Villa Alemana, Valparaiso, San Felipe, San Antonio, Quilpue, Quillota, Los Andes, Limache, La Ligua, Calera, Cabildo, Iquieue, Arica, Talagante, Santiago, San Bernardo, Puento Alto, Penaflor, Paine, Melipilla, Lampa, El Monte, Buin, Talca, Linares, Curico, Cauquenes, Valdivia, San Vicenter, San Fernando, Rengo, Rancagua, Machali, Graneros, Chimbarongo, Vicuna, Salamanca, Ovalle, La Serena, Illapel, Andacollo, Talcahuano, Penco, Los Angeles, Concepcion, Coihueco, Chillan, Chiguayante, Canete, Cabrero, Vallenar, Diero de Almagro, Copiapo, Villarrica, Vilcun, Victoria, Temuco, Nueva Imperial, Taltal, Angol, Calama, Antofagasta and Coihaique and in genter within 1000-2000 km from the epicenter with intensity II.  CSN reported intensity VIII in Coquimbo, La Serena; VII Los Vilos, El Quisco, San Antonio, Santiago, Tiltil; VI Valparaiso, Villa Alemana, San Pedro, Talagante; V Caldera, Copiapo, Huasco, Vallenar, IF Algarrobo, Talca, Concepcion, Los Angeles, San Pedro de la Paz; III Lebu, Chile. Felt in Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitana, Maule, Biobio, Chile.  Large aftershocks were felt with light to moderate intensity in San Bernardo, Talagante, Talca, and Santiago, Chile and in Cordoba and Mendoza, Argentina.  The strongest aftershock was an M 7.0 felt with intensity VII in La Serena, Coquimbo and IV in Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile.  This event was also felt with moderate intensity in Chile at Quilpue, Santiago, Paine, Talca, Valdivia, Concepcion and Victoria, Chile and in Argentina at Rosario, San Juan, San Rafael, Mendoza, La Rioja, Cordoba, Catamarca, Lujan and Buenos Aires.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt strongly in the St. Lawrence Valley area.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV along the northern coast of California. Windows rattled and walls creaked at Scotia, Eureka and Ferndale. Earthquake noises were heard.

 

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

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

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

 

Three shocks were felt at Adak.

 

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

 

Aftershock of the event on Sept. 14 which hit in the Big Arm-Dayton-Proctor area southwest of Flathead Lake. One building was cracked. Loud rumblings were heard. Felt with intensity IV.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity III.

 

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

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

 

 9 16 23 20 09 2001  48.540 -128.600  10 5.6   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 16 20 50 17 2009  52.239 -169.332  35 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

This severe shock at Wairoa and Gisborne caused chimneys to fall and weakened buildings fell and cracked. Alluvial ground cracked. Buildings at Gisborne fell and a bridge was damaged beyond repair at Wairoa. Nine people were injured by no casualties were reported. Maximum magnitude was given as IX - X.

 

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity V.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 9 15 20 53 06 1995  51.233  179.206  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 15 10 50 39 2001  48.560 -128.560  10 5.5   Off Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 15 05 41 46 2008  51.397 -178.347  31 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 15 16 21 36 2013  51.546 -174.678  22 6.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 14  0  0  0 1509  40.700   29.300   0 7.0   Turkey         

 

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

 

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

 

A tsunami was generated

 

 9 14 19 31 39 1922  24.500  121.500  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 9 14 04 45 08 2001  48.690 -128.710  10 6.0   Off Coast of Vancouver Is, Canada

 9 14 10 52 20 2010  32.142 -115.213  11 5.3   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Mexicali and (II) at Ensenada and Tijuana. Also felt at Guadalupe Victoria, Maneadero, Rosarito and Vicente Guerrero. Felt at Puerto Penasco and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (III) at Calexico, El Centro, Holtville, Jacumba and San Diego, California. Felt throughout Imperial and San Diego Counties and in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Felt (II) at Somerton, Wellton and Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Gilbert, Phoenix, Show Low, Tucson and Youngtown.

 

 9 14 18 10 09 2011  53.107  172.984  15 6.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 14 15 42 46 2013  51.554 -174.723  24 6.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 9 13 18 59  9 1946  52.400  158.200  80 7.2   Kamchatka

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

 9 13 09 56 58 2001  48.790 -128.620  10 5.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 13 13 11 45 2001  18.858 -155.240  12 5.2   Hawaii

 

(HVO). Felt at Glenwood and Volcano.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 9 12  0  0  0 1850  27.800  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

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

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

 9 12 15 17 15 1946  23.500   96.000  60 7.5   Myanmar

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

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

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

 

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

 

 9 12 11 10 26 2007  -4.438  101.367  34 8.5   South of Sumatra

 

(GS). Twenty-five people killed and at least 161 injured, 56,425 buildings damaged or destroyed and roads damaged in Bengkulu and Sumatera Barat. Power and telephone outages occurred. Felt (VI) at Bengkulu;(V) at Padang; (IV) at Lampung, Palembang, Pekanbaru and Sibolga; (III) at Jambi; (II) at Banten and Serang. Also felt at Medan. Felt (IV) at Duri and(III) at Jakarta, Java. Also felt at Bekasi and Kuningan. Felt (III) at Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and in Singapore. Also felt at Batang Berjuntai, Batu Pahat, Gelugor, Johor Bahru, Kertih, Kuala Selangor, Muar, Penang, Pontian Kecil, Putrajaya, Sekudai and Subang Jaya, Malaysia and by people in high-rise buildings at Bangkok, Thailand and Male, Maldives. A seiche was observed in Khlong Saensaep in Bangkok, Thailand and sink holes which may have been caused by the earthquake appeared at 3 locations in Ipoh, Malaysia. A tsunami was generated which caused some building damage (included above) in the Serangai area, north of Bengkulu. Tsunami wave heights (in cm, peak-to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations in the Indian Ocean: 24 at Cocos Island, Australia; 9 on Diego Garcia; 227 at Padang, 52 at Cilacap, 42 at Prigi, 30 at Sibolga, 16 at Sabang and 4.5 at Benoa, Indonesia; 8 at Lamu, Kenya; 23 at Hanimadu, 21 at Male and 13 at Gan, Maldives; 114 at Rodrigues, Mauritius; 131 at Salalah and Sur Masirah, Oman; 40 at Point La Rue, Seychelles; 60 at Colombo and at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka; 8 on Phuket, Thailand.

 

 9 12 23 49 03 2007  -2.625  100.841  35 7.9   Sumatra

 

(GS). Casualties and damage are included with the event at 11:10 UTC. Felt (VI) at Padang and Painan;(IV) at Pekanbaru, Sibolga and Singkil; (III) at Duri, Sumatra. Felt at Curup and Dumai. Felt (III) at Jakarta, Java. Felt at Pondokaren. Felt (III) at Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya; (II) at Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. Felt at Banting, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Kampong Salak Tinggi, Klang, Melaka, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Sungai Ara, Malaysia. Also felt (III) in Singapore.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

Intensity VI in Madera County.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Amchitka.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak and Amchitka.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Likely felt in the Fox Islands at low intensity.

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV in the Larsen Bay area.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 9 12 22 24 54 2001  48.720 -128.640  10 5.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 12 14 50 38 2001  52.460 -169.245  33 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 07 40 52 2010  51.463 -178.573  34 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 12 15 25 23 2013  51.730 -171.221  39 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Located south of Java.

 

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

 9 11  9 45 22 1944   1.500  127.000  40 7.2   Halmahera

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 9 11 14 52 52 1994  51.939  178.155  98 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

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

 

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

 

 9 11 21 10 54 2001  52.461 -169.283  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 9 10  8 37 53 1943  35.517  134.083   0 7.4   Korea

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

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

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

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

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 9 10 09 42 03 2002  59.997 -152.882 117 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Homer, (III) at Wasilla and (II) at Anchorage.

 

 9 10 11 14 45 2006  50.229 -129.607  10 5.0   Off Coast of Vancouver Is, Canada

 9 10 18 27 59 2014  52.116  178.288 116 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 10 10 26 47 2015  52.163 -169.581  37 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 9  9 22  3 43 1923  25.300   91.000  60 7.1   Myanmar

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

This earthquake in northern Sumatera caused minor damage at Medan and was felt as far away as Malaysia. 17 were killed by landslides in the Karo region.  Ground cracks appeared in the hells between Katacane and Kabanjahe. Damage occurred at Parapat, Brastagi and Tanjung Putri. Walls were cracked at Langkat.

 

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

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

 9 09 07 26 43 2005  -4.539  153.474  90 7.6   New Britain

 

(GS) Felt at Rabaul and Sohano and on Lihir. Also felt at Gizo and Honiara, Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 9 09 05 47 37 2005  52.554 -167.251  34 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 9 09 19 41 34 2011  49.535 -126.893  22 6.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

(GS) Felt (IV) at Campbell River, Gold River, Port Hardy and Port MacNeil; (III) at Courtenay, Cumberland, Parksville, Port Alberni, Powell River, Squamish and Ucluelet.  Felt (III) at Belleview, Bothell, Everson, Ferndale and Richland, Washington. Felt throughout the Vancouver, British Columbia-Seattle, Washington area.  Felt across southwestern British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, greater Vancouver and as far away as Kelowna and Vernon. Felt in much of western Washington and in parts of northern Oregon.

 

 9 09 19 23 51 2012  52.780  175.010 115 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

2500 killed near Calabria, Italy.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

This is probably the strongest earthquake ever located in the South Sandwich Islands (a possible M 8.3 occurred on June 27, 1929). It was the third event in Sept. 1961 (others occurred on Sept. 1 (M 7.5) and Sept. 5, 1961 (M 7.6).  Strong earthquakes in the South Sandwich Islands tend to concentrate at this time of year.  For example see 1937 above and 1933 (M .4 on Aug. 28); and 1977 (M 7.1 on Aug. 26).

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 9  7  4  3 18 1938  23.800  121.500  60 7.0   Taiwan

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  6  0  0  0 1833  25.200  103.000   0 8.0   Myanmar

 9  6  0  0  0 1866  52.500  159.500  30 7.0   Kamchatka

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

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

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

 9  6  9 20 12 1975  38.510   40.770  32 7.8   Turkey

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 9 06 01 10 20 2008  49.791 -130.113  10 5.4   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 9 05 10 07 07 2004  33.060  136.670  14 7.2   NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

 

(NEIC) At least four people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 63 cm on Kozu-shima and 34 cm at Kushimoto. Recorded (5L JMA) in Mie, Nara and Wakayama; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Fukui, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Tottori and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ishikawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Toyama and Yamaguchi; (1 JMA) in Ibaraki, Miyagi and Niigata Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Oita Prefectures, Kyushu. Also recorded (3 JMA) on Kozu-shima, Nii-jima and O-shima;(2 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Mikura-jima and Miyake-jima;(1 JMA) on Dogo and in the Dozen Islands.

 

 9 05 14 57 18 2004  33.190  137.090  10 7.4   NEAR THE SOUTH COAST HONSHU, JAPAN

 

(NEIC) About forty people injured in the Kyoto area. Felt in much of southwestern Japan and as far northeast as Tokyo. A local tsunami was generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 93 cm on Kozu-shima and 86 cm at Kushimoto. Power outages occurred at Wakayama and a fire occurred at Sakai. Recorded (5L JMA) in Wakayama and Mie; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Tottori; (3 JMA) in Chiba, Hiroshima, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Nagano, Okayama, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tokyo and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ibaraki, Niigata, Saitama, Tochigi and Yamaguchi; (1 JMA) in Miyagi Prefectures. Recorded (3 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima; (2 JMA) in Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (1 JMA) in Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Oita and Saga Prefectures, Kyushu.  Also recorded (3 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Kozu-shima, Miyake-jima, Nii-jima and O-shima; (2 JMA) on Dogo, Mikura-jima and in the Dozen Islands; (1 JMA) on Sadago-shima.

 

 9 05 14 42 07 2012  10.085  -85.315  35 7.6   Costa Rica

 

(NEIC) One person killed, one died of a heart attack, at least 20 injured, some houses collapsed, one bridge damaged and landslides occurred in Guanacaste and western Puntarenas. Power and communications outages occurred. Felt (VIII) at Nicoya; (VII) at Liberia, Santa Cruz and Sardinal;(VI) at Alajuela, Calle Blancos, Grecia, Heredia, Jaco, San Francisco, San Isidro de El General, San Jose and San Pedro. Felt throughout Costa Rica. Also felt in parts of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. A small tsunami was recorded on tide stations in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador with the following amplitudes (one- half peak-to-trough): 16 cm on Isla Santa Cruz and 6 cm on Isla Baltra. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 9 05 02 33 49 2001  78.014 -114.604  10 5.1   Queen Elizabeth Island, Canada

 9 05 03 38 39 2002  58.175 -151.454  47 5.2   Southern Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt on Kodiak.

 

 9 05 11 29 05 2002  54.080 -133.780  20 5.1   Queen Charlotte Island, Canada

 

(PGC). Felt at Masset, Port Clements, Skidegate, Tlell and Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia. Also felt at Craig, Ketchikan and Metlakatla, Alaska.

 

 9 05 17 21 06 2005  51.505  175.986  41 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 05 43 40 2013  51.462 -174.554  24 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 05 07 00 00 2015  51.399 -174.357  11 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 9  4  1 37 41 1935  22.300  121.300  60 7.2   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in Taitung. 114 houses damaged.

 

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

 9  4  7 23 10 1953  50.400  157.000  57 7.3   Kamchatka

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Strong aftershock of Yakutat earthquake 18 minutes earlier.

 

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

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

 

Felt lightly at Nenana and Flat.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 9 04 00 23 12 2013  51.198 -129.901   9 6.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 9 04 02 32 30 2013  51.594 -174.731  20 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 04 10 04 06 2013  53.189 -166.789  10 5.0   Fox Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 9 03 09 29 27 2005  51.691  176.315  45 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 01 01 52 2007  56.958 -154.779   1 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 9 03 11 16 06 2010  51.451 -175.870  23 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 01 25 36 2011  51.932 -171.582  48 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 10 00 36 2012  51.224 -177.052  43 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 9 03 20 19 06 2013  51.226 -130.447   5 6.1   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

The earthquakes in Vancouver also appear to have a tidal base. The first of these occurred as an M 6.2 at 2019 UT. This is within minutes of local solar noon, a prime time for tidal triggering when vertical solar effects are maximized.

 

 9 03 03 27 57 2016  40.406 -125.470  10 5.7   Off the Coast of Northern California 10

 

NEIC reported it was felt with intensity II-III in Ferndale, Loleta, Petrolia, Rio Dell, Samoa, Fortuna, Eureka, Scotia, Hydesville, Bayside, Arcata, Whitethorn, McKinleyville, Redcrest, Myers Flat, Garberville, Trinidad, Blue Lake, Piercy, Bridgeville, Hoopa, Fort Bragg, Laytonville, Crescent City, Mendocino, Albion, Comptche, Elk, Willits, Lewiston, The Sea Ranch, Redding, Anderson, Sonoma, Vallejo, Belvedere Tiburon, San Francisco, Pleasant Hill, Alameda, Boulder Creek, Sparks, Nevada, Hughson, Tillamook, Oregon and in general within about 500 km of the epicenter.  A regional foreshock of M 3.0 about 100 km northwest of this epicenter within about 30 minutes of local solar noon may have indicated the tidal promotion of this activity. This event was reported felt with intensity I-II in Crescent City and Eureka, California. This event had been expected in this summary to occur at this time as a result of tidal stresses associated with the eclipse of September 1 combined with effects on North America by landfall of Hurricane Hermine on the coast of Florida.

 

 

 9 03 12 02 44 2016  36.430  -96.932   5 5.8   Oklahoma

 

Intensity VI was felt as far as 110 km to the south at Alva and Shawnee City, Oklahoma and V was reported from Kiowa, Stillwater, Kaw City, Carney, Oklahoma City, Bixby, Okmulgee, Shawnee, Coweta, Haysville, Tuttle, Oklahoma and in Andale, Wichita, Mulvane, South Hutchinson, Lindsborg, Ottawa, Kansas; Fort Smith, Arkansas.  It was also felt with intensity up to IV as far as 500 km from the epicenter in Missouri, Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. Minor damage was common but no major damage has been reported at this writing.  A considerable amount of light to moderate damage occurred and included, among others, fallen plaster, crumbled brickwork and damage to items that fell from shelves in the shaking. At least one major injury was reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

 9  2  0  0  0 1679  40.000  117.000   0 8.0   Mongolia

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Damage occurred at Cedar City and Hurricane to St. George. A large landslide was triggered and destroyed three homes at Springdale. Maximum intensity was V in the Glendale and Enterprise, UT area. Also felt in Arizona and southeastern Nevada and as far away as Flagstaff, Arizona. Felt slightly in Las Vegas.

 

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 9 02 13 39 18 2002  43.916 -128.243  19 5.7   Coast of Oregon

 9 02 01 27 19 2005  33.160 -115.637   9 5.1   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (VI) at Calipatria; (V) at Brawley and Niland; (IV) at El Centro, Imperial, Thermal, Westmorland and Winterhaven; (III) at Blythe, Calexico, Chula Vista, Holtville, La Mesa, Palm Springs and San Diego.

 

 9 02 10 55 53 2011  52.171 -171.708  32 6.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

(GS) Felt throughout the Aleutian Islands. A tsunami with a wave height of 6 cm was recorded at Atka.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

 9  1  9  0  0 1898  24.500  124.700  60 7.0   Taiwan

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

 9  1  0 45  0 1910  21.000  122.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 9  1 14 21  0 1910  24.100  122.400   0 7.3   Taiwan

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

 9  1 19 16  6 1922  24.600  122.200   0 7.6   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Strong aftershock of the Tokyo-Yokohama quake.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 9 01 12 04 22 2006  53.970 -166.392  75 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 8 31 14 57 30 1906  27.000   97.000 100 7.0   Myanmar

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Lightly felt widely around Peru.

 

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

 

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

 

 8 31 12 47 33 2012  10.811  126.638  28 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines        

 

(NEIC) One person killed and one injured at Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao. Several roads and bridges damaged and power outages occurred in several towns. A small landslide occurred on Mindanao. A local tsunami with wave heights of 0.03 meters observed at Davao, Mindanao and at Daet and Legaspi City, Luzon. Felt (VII PIVS) at Borongan, General MacArthur, Guiuan, Llorente, Oras and Sulat and (VI PIVS) at San Julian, Samar. Also felt (VII PIVS) at Tacloban and (VI PIVS) at Palo, Leyte. Felt(VI PIVS) on Siargao Island. Felt (V PIVS) at Duero, Tagbilaran City and Talibon, Bohol; Panganiban, Catanduanes Island; Cebu City, Cebu; Legaspi City and Sorsogon, Luzon; Barobo, Bislig, Butuan, Carrascal, Cateel, Compostela, Davao, Lingig, Mati and Tandag, Mindanao; Iloilo and Roxas City, Panay. Felt (IV PIVS) at Masbate, Masbate and at Bacolod and Dumaguete, Negros. Felt (III PIVS) at Mambajao, Camiguin Island, at Jordan, Guimaras Island and at Siquijor, Siquijor Island. Felt (III) on Pulau Ternate, Indonesia. Also felt at Koror, Palau.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 8 31 08 20 55 1995  69.360 -147.151  34 5.2   Northern Alaska

 8 31 01 09 57 1999  51.314  179.077  68 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 31 06 38 36 2013  51.356 -174.926  17 6.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity VII in Afghanistan.

 

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

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

 

Felt in the Banda Sea.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 8 30 12 11 25 2000  52.978  173.265  33 5.1   Near Islands, Alaska

 8 30 16 25 02 2013  51.610 -175.361  33 7.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 8 29 17 57 23 2001  57.845 -155.653 105 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

(NEIC) Felt at Akhiok, Karluk and Larsen Bay. Felt (III) at Kodiak.

 

 8 29 20 40 26 2002  53.545 -163.683  35 5.1   Unimak, Alaska

 8 29 10 11 14 2009  43.885 -128.679  10 5.2   Off coast of Oregon

 8 29 18 37 29 2014  65.644 -122.656   2 5.0   Northwest Territories, Canada

 

TOMORROW IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

 8 28  6 39 29 1916  30.000   81.000  60 7.7   Xizang

 8 28  7 27 00 1916  23.700  120.900  60 7.0   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 8 28 15 31 38 1998  51.437  175.526  33 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 8 28 12 37 35 2008  50.165 -129.628  12 5.9   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 8 27 15 27 17 1931  29.800   67.300  60 7.4   Pakistan

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

 

Two reported killed and 20 injured at Atauro.

 

 8 27 04 37 19 2012  12.139  -88.590  28 7.4   Coast of El Salvador

 

(NEIC). Felt(II) at Antiguo Cuscatlan, Nueva San Salvador and San Salvador. Also felt at Apopa, Mejicanos, Santo Tomas and Usulutan. Felt at Tegucigalpa, Honduras and at Managua, Nicaragua. A small tsunami with maximum wave heights (one-half peak-to-trough) was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 11 cm at Acajutla, El Salvador; 35 cm on Isla Baltra, 22 cm on Isla Santa Cruz and 21 cm at La Libertad, Ecuador.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 8 27 00 27 56 2006  51.038 -179.399   7 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 27 20 17 35 2008  50.228 -130.035  10 5.3   Vancouver Island, Canada

 8 27 05 23 20 2012  30.551 -113.890  10 5.2   Northern Baja California, Mexico

 8 27 23 16 00 2012  30.545 -113.909  10 5.4   Northern Baja California, Mexico

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Puerto Penasco, Sonora.

 

 8 27 06 10 18 2014  59.309 -145.585   4 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 27 15 14 05 2016  55.787 -158.362   6 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

Not reported felt in the sparsely populated epicentral area.

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt at Kodiak.

 

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

 

 8 26 23 11 37 2004  64.750  -86.270  18 5.0   Nunavut, Canada

 8 26 23 40 39 2006  51.331 -179.573  35 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 26 20 57 58 2012  33.024 -115.549   9 5.5   Southern California

 

(PAS). Felt (V) at Holtville and (IV) at Borrego Springs, Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Imperial, Niland and San Diego. Felt (IV) at Mexicali and Rosarito and (III) in the Ensenada-Tijuana area, Baja California. Felt throughout southern California and southwestern Arizona. Also felt at Puerto Penasco and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Five killed and injured in Salta Province, Argentina.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 8 25 02 22 18 2004  61.588 -146.416  39 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Eagle River and Valdez; (III) at Chugiak, Gakona and Palmer; (II) at Girdwood and Sheep Mountain. Also felt at Cordova and Glennallen.

 

 8 25 22 24 56 2008  49.022 -128.493  10 5.0   Off Coast of Washington

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

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

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

 8 24 21 35 22 1931  30.300   67.800  60 7.0   Afghanistan

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aftershocks of events on August 19 and 20, 1959.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 8 24 10 20 44 2014  38.220 -122.313  11 6.0   Northern California

 

A strong earthquakes hit in northern San Francisco Bay and Napa, California (M 6.0-6.4) NEIC received nearly 40,000 felt reports on the San Francisco Bay quake, a record to date. The California quake was felt throughout most of northern and central California and as far as Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Nevada up to 800 km from the epicenter with intensity II.  It did extensive damage, up to $1 billion, in the epicentral area but while there were two reported heart attacks and several severe injuries no one was killed in this earthquake in California.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

Maximum intensity VII in Peru.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt on Saipan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Aftershock of the August 17 earthquake, this was felt in West Yellowstone.  A landslide blocked the road at Selby Dam.

 

 8 23 19 29 13 1962  41.850 -124.333   2 5.7   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off the coast of Northern California near Crescent City. Damage occurred to chimneys, plaster and windows as far as Brookings, Oregon. Some Redwood trees were damaged by having tops lopped off.

 

 8 23  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.6   Alberta

 8 23  8 47 16 1972  58.227 -153.513  60 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 23  0  4 23 1980  54.845 -160.298  38 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 23  0 45 55 1980  55.030 -160.399  38 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 10 10 58 1985  51.400 -174.900   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 10 52 42 1985  52.900 -175.400   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 11  3 53 1985  51.400 -174.800   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 21 40  6 1987  42.914  -78.058   2 5.0   New York State

 8 23 15 20 43 1989  52.380 -168.230  40 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 17 36 48 1989  52.000 -167.200   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 20 25 22 1989  52.770 -168.220  27 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 14  1 12 1998  51.694 -175.378  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23  5 14  7 2000  51.298 -179.680  56 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 23 05 46 18 2011  37.063 -104.701   4 5.3   Colorado

 

(NEIC) Moderate damage(VII) at Segundo. Minor damage (VI) at Cokedale and Valdez and (V) at Trinidad. A rockslide occurred on State Highway 12 approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) east of Segundo. Felt (V) at Weston; (IV) at Aguilar, Arapahoe, Las Animas, Manzanola, San Luis and Sugar City; (III) at Colorado City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eads, Florence, Fowler, Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Ordway, Pueblo, Rocky Ford, Rye, USAF Academy and Walsenburg. Felt in most of eastern and central Colorado and in parts of southwestern Colorado as far as Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Wray. Felt (IV) at Raton and Springer; (III) at Des Moines and Maxwell;(II) at Cimarron, Questa and Taos, New Mexico. Felt(II) at Goodland and Syracuse, Kansas. Felt (II) at Boise City, Oklahoma and at McCook, Nebraska. Felt widely in southwestern Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern New Mexico. Also felt in a few places in Texas, at Cheyenne, Wyoming and at Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 8 23 17 51 04 2011  37.936  -77.933   6 5.7   Virginia

 

(NEIC) Moderately heavy damage (VIII) occurred in a rural region of Louisa County southwest of Mineral. Widespread light to moderate damage occurred from central Virginia to southern Maryland including the District of Columbia area. Minor damage reported in parts of Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Very strongly felt (VII) at Boston, Bumpass, Kents Store, Louisa, Mineral, Rhoadesville and Sumerduck. Felt strongly in much of central Virginia and southern Maryland. Felt throughout the eastern US from central Georgia to central Maine and west to Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. Felt in many parts of southeastern Canada from Montreal to Windsor.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 22 24  0  0 1715 -16.800  -71.500  80 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Maximum intensity VII in Peru.

 

 8 22 15  0  0 1782  35.040  139.010   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

A landslide occurred at Hakone. More than 1000 houses were destroyed including the castle at Odawara. A tsunami was generated in the Sagami Bay which drowned many.

 

 

 8 22 18  0  0 1792  54.000  162.000  40 8.4   E. of Kamchatka

 

Maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated. The Raduga River wet dry and the Avache Inlet was agitated. Some question regarding the tsunami.

 

 8 22 15  0  0 1856  41.000  142.025   0 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

An earthquake off Sanriku and Hachinohe. At least 100 houses collapsed.  A tsunami was generated which drowned 26 and washed 93 houses away. The maximum tsunami height was 5 meters at Tanohama. The water retreated for one mile stranding boats, but was shallower later. The 5th wave was the largest and water passed over the Isthmus of Funakoshi.

 

 8 22  3  1  0 1902  39.800   76.200  40 8.1   Northern India

 

Severe damage in the Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang area. Maximum intensity up to X. Up to 2500 were killed.

 

 8 22  6 51 35 1936  22.300  120.800  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

Hengchun Earthquake. At least 3 injured and 10 killed. Moderate damage.

 

 8 22  3 27 18 1940  53.000 -165.500  25 7.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  4  1 12 1949  53.620 -133.270   0 8.1   British Colombia

 

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada. Animals and people on Queen Charlotte Islands (Graham Island) were knocked down by the shaking.  Chimneys fell and oil tanks collapsed in Terrace. Cars were moved about on the road. At Delkatla, the bridge "writhed like a snake" and the ground was cracked. Horses in the epicentral area became restless up to an hour before the quake and could not be controlled. One crack across the Delkatla Slough was 50 feet long and 6 inches across and the bottom could not be located. Trees were felled in the epicentral area. At Prince George alarmed people ran into the streets. The event was felt from Portland, OR to Jaspar, Alberta, Canada.  An area of more than 2 million square miles was affected. As the surface waves passed Ottawa more than 3500 km distant astronomers were unable to use telescopes as the shaking was too great. A surveyor in the Arctic reported he could not find his position as the cross hairs in his telescope could not be held steady.  Source: Seismic Activity in Canada west of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Dominion Observatory. (This publication gives the date as August 20 - 21st UT). A tsunami was generated.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 22  5  8  0 1905  36.800  -89.600   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Maximum intensity VI occurred in the Mississippi Valley at Memphis, TN.  Felt in Evansville, Indiana. At St. Louis, MO a roof collapsed. Chimneys were thrown down and walls cracked at Sikeston, MO. Earthquake noises accompanied the event. 

 

 8 22 22 24  0 1907  57.000 -161.000 120 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  5 28 18 1914  44.000 -129.000   0 6.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 22 20 30 52 1935  73.250  -71.500   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 22  3 27 18 1940  53.000 -165.500  60 7.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Akutan. Felt at Dutch Harbor. At Unalaska buildings rocked and dishes rattled.

 

 8 22  4  1 12 1949  53.620 -133.270   0 8.1   British Colombia

 

This is the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada. Animals and people on Queen Charlotte Islands (Graham Island) were knocked down by the shaking.  Chimneys fell and oil tanks collapsed in Terrace. Cars were moved about on the road. At Delkatla, the bridge "writhed like a snake" and the ground was cracked. Horses in the epicentral area became restless up to an hour before the quake and could not be controlled. One crack across the Delkatla Slough was 50 feet long and 6 inches across and the bottom could not be located. Trees were felled in the epicentral area. At Prince George alarmed people ran into the streets. The event was felt from Portland, OR to Jaspar, Alberta, Canada.  An area of more than 2 million square miles was affected. As the surface waves passed Ottawa more than 3500 km distant astronomers were unable to use telescopes as the shaking was too great. A surveyor in the Arctic reported he could not find his position as the cross hairs in his telescope could not be held steady.  Source: Seismic Activity in Canada west of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Dominion Observatory. (This publication gives the date as August 20 - 21st UT). A tsunami was generated.

 

8 22 22 41 24 1952  35.333 -118.916  16 5.8   So. California

 

This earthquake at Bakersfield was felt with intensity VIII and damage to downtown Bakersfield totaled about $10 million. Two were killed and 35 injured. Many buildings weakened by the July 21 mainshock were further damaged. City Hall and the Kern County courthouse were abandoned. Damage also occurred to jails, churches and schools and to infrastructure. Chimneys fell and walls and windows cracked.

 

 8 22  9 27  2 1963  42.250 -126.550  10 5.7   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 22  3  3 21 1964  31.500 -114.300  15 5.3   SW U.S.A

 8 22 18 14 37 1973  57.067 -154.101  38 5.9   Southern Alaska

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 8 22  2  1 46 1976  59.997 -153.108 135 5.4   Southern Alaska

 8 22 15 23 21 1982  51.658 -176.784  59 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  9 46 29 1984  44.411 -114.129   1 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt over an area of 173,000 sq. km in Idaho, Montana and Oregon with epicenter and aftershocks near Challis, Idaho. Small objects overturned and fell, hanging objects were misplaced, building and walls creaked and cracked and windows rattled. Some glassware broke. 

 

 8 22  5 26 20 1988  52.452 -170.676  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22  1  7 56 1991  50.970 -176.620  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 22 12 20 38 1992  39.490  -70.440  33 5.5   Off East Coast U.S.

 8 22 19 24 12 2002  43.921 -128.366  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 21 15  0  0 1718  35.030  137.090   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Strongly destructive in central Honshu, Japan especially at Yamashito, Shinano, Totomi and Mikawa. Intensity VIII-IX.

 

 8 21  5 38 36 1910 -17.000 -179.000 600 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 21 16 28 55 1911 -21.000 -176.000 300 7.3   Tonga Islands

 8 21 18  0 18 1946 -24.000 -177.000 100 7.0   Tonga Islands

 8 21 10 57 58 1951  19.500 -155.950   5 7.0   Hawaii

 

Moderate damage in Hawaii. This earthquake was destructive on the Kona coast. Cracks as wide as six inches occurred on the main coast highway.  Boulders fell from the mountains causing heavy surf. Pictures fell off the walls at Napoopoo and Kealakekua. Churches fell in Hookena. Houses moved from foundations and stone walls were thrown down. Two persons were injured when a house collapsed at Kai Malino. Water was lost throughout most of the area due to collapsing water tanks. Telephone service was also out. A 12-foot tsunami was generated by a cliff falling into the ocean. This tsunami damaged a boat dock at Napoopoo. A landslide covered the Royal Burial grounds at Kapu o Keona. Many other landslides occurred.

 

 

 8 21 23 12 29 1989  22.900  123.900   0 7.1   Taiwan

 

Felt throughout the Island of Taiwan. Also felt in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

 

 8 21 06 52 06 2001 -36.813 -179.575  33 7.1   East of North Island, New Zealand

 

Power was interrupted on North Island. Felt throughout much of North Island and as far south as Marlborough, South Island. Also felt on Raoul, Kermadec Islands.

 

 

 8 21 12 12 50 2003 -45.104  167.144  28 7.5   South Island, New Zealand

 

Minor Damage in Otago and Southland. Chimneys fell and walls were cracked at Denedin, Invercargill and Te Anau. Hundreds of landslides were observed and damage occurred in Fiordland National Park. A small tsunami with maximum height 0.6 meters was observed in Jackson Bay in Westland. Strongly felt on South Island. Also felt on North Island and in Sydney New South Wales and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 21  4 20  0 1918  44.200  -70.600   0 5.7   New England

 

An earthquake in southern Maine caused chimneys to fall at Norway and South Paris.  A change of water level occurred on Little Sebago Lake. The quakes was felt in Cumberland, Port Elizabeth, Bridgton, Lewiston and other towns in the vicinity.

 

 8 21 10 57 58 1951  19.500 -155.950   5 7.0   Hawaii

 

Moderate damage in Hawaii. This earthquake was destructive on the Kona coast. Cracks as wide as six inches occurred on the main coast highway.  Boulders fell from the mountains causing heavy surf. Pictures fell off the walls at Napoopoo and Kealakekua. Churches fell in Hookena. Houses moved from foundations and stone walls were thrown down. Two persons were injured when a house collapsed at Kai Malino. Water was lost throughout most of the area due to collapsing water tanks. Telephone service was also out. A 12-foot tsunami was generated by a cliff falling into the ocean. This tsunami damaged a boat dock at Napoopoo. A landslide covered the Royal Burial grounds at Kapu o Keona. Many other landslides occurred. 

 

 8 21  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.0   Alberta

 8 21 23 40 30 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.2   Montana/Idaho

 8 21 22 43 39 1971  54.356 -162.449  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 22 19 22 1975  60.279 -151.093  53 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 21 19 20 37 1982  53.571 -163.646  38 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21  1 36 23 1991  54.190 -164.310  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 21  1  2 18 1992  43.930 -128.344  20 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 21  1 46 38 1993  34.029 -116.321   9 5.0   So. California

 

Felt in Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley with intensity V. Felt throughout southern California from Los Angeles to Riverside and San Diego.

 

 8 21  8 54  5 1996  51.367 -178.268  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 18 43 26 1998  51.702  175.079  33 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 8 21 17 11 14 2002  51.476 -178.354  33 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 21 23 31 49 2003  68.689 -148.038  12 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt as far as Anaktuvuk Pass.

 

 8 21 23 50 41 2007  51.253  179.411  47 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 20 12  0  0 1857  -5.300  -80.540  40 7.4   No. Peru

 8 20  9 53  0 1908  32.000   89.000  60 7.0   Xizang

 8 20 23 54 25 1927   5.000  -82.500  60 7.0   Panama/No. Colombia

 8 20 11 59 16 1937  14.500  121.500  60 7.5   Luzon, Philippines

 

The strongest earthquake in the Philippines since 1882 but the duration was too short to cause extensive damage. Manila and nearby provinces reported considerable damage and injuries. These included badly damaged office buildings, bridges, towers and churches. A number of schools were extensively damaged. Water mains broke. In some buildings elevators jammed during the earthquake. A tsunami was generated which caused damage at Quezon on the Calauag Bay. The water rose to high tide level in about 10 minutes. At Tayabas the sea wall was damaged as was the water system.  Subsidence and liquefaction were common.

 

 8 20 15 25  4 1952  43.200 -126.500   0 7.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 20 23  9 10 1988  26.890   86.580  78 7.2   India

 

An earthquake along the Nepal-India border killed 721 while leaving nearly 65,000 buildings damaged. More than 6500 were injured in eastern Nepal. Maximum intensity was VIII. Liquefaction occurred in southern Nepal. Damage extended from Bihar, India to Darjiling and Sikkim. Felt in Delhi and Myanmar and Bangladesh.

 

 

 8 20  0  3  3 1990  43.400  143.700   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 8 20  6 40 56 1998  28.932  139.329 441 7.1   Bonin Islands

 

This deep focus earthquake was felt over a large area including as far north as Tokyo and Yokohama more than 500 km to the north. Maximum intensity occurred at III at Chichijima and Tateyama, Honshu.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 20 20  5 44 1927  41.000 -124.600   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Located in the Humboldt Bay, this event caused chimneys to fall in Eureka and Arcata and cracked windows. Some cars went out of control.  Ground cracks appeared and moderate landslides occurred. Felt nearly 100 km from the epicenter including at Fortuna, Ferndale and Scotia.

 

 8 20  0 47  0 1934  37.000  -89.200   0 5.7   New Madrid area

 

Widely felt in the central U.S. including in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and especially at Rodney Missouri where chimneys were thrown down, plaster and windows cracked and objects fell off shelves.

 

 8 20  7 17 26 1939  54.000 -164.000  75 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong earthquake occurred in the Fox Islands and cracked plaster at Dutch Harbor. Also felt on ships in the harbor.

 

 8 20  1 44 55 1950  47.250 -113.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity VI in western Montana at Desert Mountain Lookout. Landslides were observed and well water muddied. Felt at Mud Lake Lookout and Niarada. Ranger towers swayed in the epicentral area.

 

 8 20 15 25  4 1952  43.200 -126.500   0 7.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8 20 19 11 27 1959  45.000 -111.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

At Hebgen Lake, Montana this event caused people to run from buildings.  A rockslide was observed near Hebgen Dam.

 

 8 20  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 20  9 37 14 1990  60.290 -151.490  95 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 20 12  2 37 1996  51.494 -178.408  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8 20 14 56 39 1998  51.663  175.123  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 15  7 38 1998  51.657  175.033  33 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 19 41 42 1998  51.647  175.309  33 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

Events were not reported felt.

 

 8 20 13 50 26 1999  44.785 -112.788  16 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt from Billings, Montana to Idaho Falls, Idaho and throughout southwestern Montana. Maximum intensity at Butte, Dell and Lima, Montana.

 

 8 20 19 26 53 2004  51.665 -176.969  62 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 02 52 35 2010  51.367 -178.503  54 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 16 40 33 2010  54.156 -166.159 108 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 20 20 21 49 2014  52.422  175.365  10 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 19 12  7 27 1925  55.300  168.000  60 7.2   Near Islands

 8 19  5  9 50 1961 -10.800  -71.000 649 7.0   Central Peru

 

Felt at Arequipa, Peru.

 

 8 19  5 33 30 1961  36.017  136.767  17 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

This earthquake known as the Kita Mino earthquake occurred in an area known for destructive earthquakes. The epicenter was located in the Haku-San National Park. 9 killed and 36 injured most from falling rocks. The earthquake was followed by many aftershocks. An unusual distribution of first motions for this earthquake does not follow the normal pattern and the nature of this shock is questionable. It is very likely that this is a classic example of a large shock triggered by a seismic wave from another strong earthquake.  The timing between the Peru event and the succeeding Honshu quake is 23 min.  40 sec. The distance between these events is 144 degrees. A core reflection from Peru (PKS or SKP) would have arrived at the Honshu epicenter within 10-15 seconds of the initiation of the rupture in Japan. It seems likely that this phase initiated the deadly earthquake in Honshu. 

 

 8 19 12 22 10 1966  39.170   41.560  26 7.1   Turkey

 

An earthquake at Varto, Turkey was highly destructive and was felt over an area of more than 300,000 sq. km. affecting the region of Mus, Bingol and Erzurum.  A number of buildings collapsed at Erzurum. Maximum intensity was IX. At least 2520 were killed , 1.370 injured and 19,000 houses destroyed (most made from adobe). More than 100,000 were left homeless. A major aftershock occurred on Sept. 12 which left more dead and injured. Landslides and earthquakes were observed.

 

 8 19  6  8 55 1977 -11.085  118.464  33 8.0   So. of Indonesia

 

While this event occurred on the sea floor and the epicenter was far from land, it generated a tsunami which damaged many areas along the coast at Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Sumba. At Kuta-Bali one person was killed and 5 houses collapsed. 26 boats were damaged. In Lombok 20 were killed and 115 houses damaged. 132 boats were carried away or destroyed. In Sumbawa 134 were killed and about 1000 lost property including a school, 63 houses and a mosque.  On the Island of Nusatenggara the quake and tsunami killed up to 161 people damaged 440 houses and left 467 boats missing or damaged. 5 school buildings collapsed. The maximum tsunami height was 10 meters at Sumbawa and was 6 meters in Northern Australia.

 

 

 8 19 15 59  2 1982   6.718  -82.680  10 7.0   Costa Rica

 

This event was felt throughout Costa Rica and Panama including at David and Panama City. Three people were injured.

 

 8 19  2  4 37 1992  42.142   73.575  27 7.5   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 

More than 75 killed and many villages were destroyed. At least 8000 homes and buildings were destroyed. Landslides were common in the Susamyrtau Mountains. Structural damaged occurred throughout a large area of Kyrgyzstan.  Liquefaction was observed in the region of Toluk.

 

 8 19 11 01 01 2002 -21.696 -179.513 580 7.7   Fiji Islands      

 8 19 11 08 24 2002 -23.884  178.495 675 7.7   South of the Fiji Islands      

 

Felt in the Auckland area, New Zealand. Also felt at Suva, Fiji.  A strong aftershock sequence followed. This is very unusual for deep focus earthquakes.

 

 8 19 07 32 22 2016 -55.279  -31.874  10 7.4   South Sandwich Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 19 13 50 46 1948  63.000 -150.500 100 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Anchorage and Cordova. At Anchorage it was strongly felt. Light fixtures, furniture and venetian blinds swayed. Similar at Cordova.

 

 8 19 21 31 55 1957  51.200 -171.200  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8 19  4  4  2 1959  44.900 -111.633  10 6.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 19 19  6 29 1959  45.000 -111.400   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 19 19 43 48 1959  45.000 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershocks of the mainshock at 06:37 in Yellowstone. One or all these shocks caused additional slides in the Hebgen Lake area. Rescue workers were endangered by falling boulders.

 

 8 19  4 56 24 1961  44.700 -122.500  33 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in northwestern Oregon felt from Lane County, Oregon to Cowlitz County, Washington. Felt and caused slight damage at Lebanon where chimneys fell, windows broke and traffic lights and signs fell. At Albany, Oregon plaster cracked.

 

 8 19 11 23 12 1966  53.590 -167.320  24 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.0   Alberta

 8 19 22 20 48 1971  62.600 -160.200 100 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 19 22 49 31 1979  47.640  -69.959  18 5.4   Maine

 

Felt in the St. Simeon area of southern Quebec with intensity V. Also felt at Lille, Maine and Saint Francis, Quebec.

 

 8 19 14 46 27 1982  52.305 -169.663  24 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  4 59 33 1983  60.138 -152.806  97 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 19  0 57 40 1992  50.502 -174.922  10 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak. Also felt at Atka.

 

 8 19  8 11 54 1993  51.579 -171.217  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 19  4 19 16 1996  51.451 -178.367  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 19  5 26 21 1998  52.578 -167.575  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 19 03 24 42 2002  51.281  178.613  33 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 19 18 19 27 2009  61.228 -150.858  66 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

(AEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Fort Richardson, Palmer, Talkeetna and Willow; (III) at Chugiak, Eagle River, Elmendorf AFB, Kenai and Wasilla; (II) at Girdwood, Seward and Soldotna. Also felt at Anchor Point, Cordova, Denali National Park, Glennallen, Indian, Rampart, Sterling, Trapper Creek, Tyonek and Valdez.

 

 8 19 08 07 35 2012  47.789 -128.619  10 5.6   Off Coast of Washington

 

(NEIC) Felt at Auburn, Blaine, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Graham, Oak Harbor, Vancouver and Walla Walla.  Also felt at Portland, Oregon and at Victoria, British Columbia.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 18  0 39 30 1909 -22.000  172.000 100 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 8 18 16 55 25 1919 -20.500 -178.500 300 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 18  9 53 41 1930 -55.000  -27.000  50 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

 8 18 14 21  4 1931  47.400   90.000   0 7.2   Mongolia

 8 18  1  7 34 1950  25.500   96.000   0 7.0   Myanmar

 8 18  4 42 26 1954 -21.200 -176.000 160 7.2   Tonga Islands

 8 18 21 42 36 1957  50.030  156.180  60 7.2   Kamchatka

 8 18  6 37 15 1959  44.833 -111.083   0 7.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

One of the most powerful historical earthquakes in the Yellowstone area.  This event is referred to as the Hebgen Lake earthquake. A great and disastrous avalanche occurred on the south wall of the Madison River Canyon forming a barrier that blocked the gorge and flow of the lake and created a lake 175 feet deep. 28 were killed in this and other nearby slides. Fault scarps occurred up to 21 feet high near Red Canyon Creek. Homes in Hebgen Lake were badly damaged. Many roadways were damaged with total coast up to $11 million U.S. Dollars. The strongest intensity was VIII in northern Yellowstone Park. New geysers formed and hot springs became muddy. Minor damage was observed from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Felt throughout western U.S. from Seattle, Washington to Rapid City, So. Dakota on the east and from Elko, Nevada to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

 8 18 10 44 13 1974 -38.453  -73.431  36 7.1   Central Chile

 

Slight Damage was observed at Valdivia and La Union, Chile.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 18 10 59  0 1908  40.830 -124.170   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Houses cracked an chimneys toppled at Eureka and Freshwater north of Eureka. Fissures occurred in soft ground.

 

 8 18 21 12  0 1912  36.500 -111.500   0 5.7   Utah area

 

This earthquake occurred northeast of Williams, Arizona and was felt over an area of radius 250-300 miles from New Mexico to Utah. Many houses were damaged in the area. Rockslides were common. An earth crack occurred to the north of San Francisco Range more than 50 miles long. 

 

 8 18 14  5  0 1915  48.530 -121.430   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt from Seattle to Victoria and Laurier. Also felt in British Columbia and northwestern Washington.

 

 8 18  5 12 15 1922  35.750 -120.330   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Earthquake in the Cholame region, a sparsely settled area of the San Andreas Rift zone. Intensity was fairly feeble.

 

 8 18 20 22 49 1932  49.000 -129.000   0 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8 18 21 55 24 1942  38.600 -118.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake was felt for an area of about 7000 sq miles around Hawthorne, NV. From Fallon to Dyer Nevada and to Bridgeport, CA on the west. Maximum intensity VI at Mason, NV. Scales moved on a counter.

 

 8 18 19 12  2 1948  40.370 -124.330   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Light shock felt by many at Eureka. Buildings creaked and objects shifted. Slight swaying of buildings and trees. Felt throughout the northern California coastline.

 

 8 18  6  0 52 1958  30.500 -114.000   0 5.2   SW U.S.A

 8 18  6 37 15 1959  44.833 -111.083   0 7.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

One of the most powerful historical earthquakes in the Yellowstone area.  This event is referred to as the Hebgen Lake earthquake. A great and disastrous avalanche occurred on the south wall of the Madison River Canyon forming a barrier that blocked the gorge and flow of the lake and created a lake 175 feet deep. 28 were killed in this and other nearby slides. Fault scarps occurred up to 21 feet high near Red Canyon Creek. Homes in Hebgen Lake were badly damaged. Many roadways were damaged with total coast up to $11 million U.S. Dollars. The strongest intensity was VIII in northern Yellowstone Park. New geysers formed and hot springs became muddy. Minor damage was observed from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Felt throughout western U.S. from Seattle, Washington to Rapid City, So. Dakota on the east and from Elko, Nevada to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

 8 18  7 56 18 1959  45.000 -110.500  10 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18  8 41 48 1959  44.900 -110.800  10 6.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18 11  3 52 1959  44.800 -111.100   0 5.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8 18 15 26  6 1959  44.883 -110.743  10 6.5   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Aftershocks of the mainshock at 06:37 in Yellowstone. One or all these shocks caused additional slides in the Hebgen Lake area. Rescue workers were endangered by falling boulders.

 

 8 18 16 43 55 1962  62.290 -152.470  36 6.1   Central Alaska

 8 18 17 46 15 1962  62.250 -152.430  37 6.4   Central Alaska

 

This shock woke many at Moose Pass and Palmer. Trees and bushes shook, small objects shifted.

 

 8 18 18 43 16 1963  50.300 -176.900  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  2 13 37 1964  40.200 -125.600  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 8 18 16 48  8 1965  52.760 -176.270 175 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  1 39 30 1969  25.090 -109.150  73 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 18  2 57 43 1969  25.245 -109.798  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 18  7  0  2 1969  25.079 -108.934  33 5.4   Gulf of California

 8 18 23 21 34 1969  49.767 -114.833   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 8 18 17 52  6 1970  60.700 -145.384  16 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage and Cordova. Also felt at Palmer.

 

 8 18 14 56 42 1975  57.362 -150.219  24 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8 18 18 52 28 1978  59.893 -153.570 117 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Cracks appeared in plasterboard, cinderblock and small objects shifted at Clam Gulch. Al felt at Anchorage and Fairbanks. Felt with intensity VI.

 

 8 18 13 27 54 1981  65.840  -89.890  18 5.1   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 8 18  0  5 44 1982  52.897 -163.583   9 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  9 18  8 1995  53.580 -163.642  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 18  1  6 19 1999  37.907 -122.686   7 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity V at Bolinas and San Francisco. Felt along the Central California coast from Annapolis to Santa Cruz on the south.

 

 8 18 02 21 19 2008  52.146 -170.600  30 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 18 15 37 40 2011  51.747 -130.717  10 5.1   Haida Gwaii BC, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 17  0 10 47 1906  50.770  179.730   0 8.0   Rat Islands

 

This earthquake was not well located at the time but was relocated at a later date. Dynamic S-waves from this earthquake were probably instrumental in triggering the earthquake in Chile 30 minutes later which was damaging and deadly.

 

 8 17  0 40  0 1906 -33.000  -72.000  60 8.6   Central Chile

 

Known as the great Valparaiso Earthquake. This was the first fully documented Chilean quake from the modern point of view. The epicenter was near Valparaiso and maximum intensity IX-X extended to the north for several hundred km in which area considerable damage occurred (from Papudo and eastward to Tiltil and Melipilla. Santiago felt the quake with intensity VIII. Two ships offshore were damaged by the seaquake (shaking at sea from an earthquake). On the S.S. Thuringa gangway plates were thrown in the air and damage and leaking from the hull was found. A 50-ton crane fell over and narrowly missed the docked ship. On the S.S. Varda it was feared the ship would break in two and lifeboats were released. Pipes broke and water flooded the engine room but the anchor was not lost. The lower part of Valparaiso was largely destroyed probably due to its location on landfill. A fire followed and destroyed much of the city built on hillsides. A tsunami followed with maximum amplitude of 2-3 feet. A tsunami in Japan was probably the result of the Andreanof Islands earthquake which occurred half an hour earlier. Coastal uplift occurred up to abou 1 meter especially at Valparaiso but the uplift was not permanent and later subsided. Felt throughout much of South America from off the eastern Seaboard (aboard a ship off the Atlantic coast of Patagonia) to Buenos Aires, the Juan Fernandez Islands and Peru.

 

 8 17 17 27 54 1907  52.000  157.000 120 7.2   Kamchatka

 8 17 10 32  0 1908 -60.000  -40.000  60 7.4   So. So. America

 8 17  1 44 42 1935 -22.500  171.000 120 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 8 17 18 34 13 1949  43.500  146.200  75 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

No damage reported. Felt in eastern Hokkaido.

 

 8 17 18 44 20 1949  39.570   40.620  40 7.0   Turkey

 

Aga Kevy was destroyed in the area of eastern Turkey. Very destructive at Erzurum, Karlilova and Bingel. Also damaged homes and offices at Cat and Kigl. Up to 320 were killed. Maximum intensity X. May have been triggered by the Hokkaido earthquake 10 minutes earlier.

 

 8 17 16  2  7 1952  30.500   91.500  60 7.5   Xizang

 

In eastern Tibet. 850 buildings destroyed in Pongolo and Tanpu. 55 killed, 157 injured.

 

 8 17 21  4 43 1959  -7.800  156.300   0 7.2   Solomon Islands

 

Damage occurred on the Solomon Islands. Particular damage occurred on the islands of Choiseul and the New Georgia Islands.

 

 8 17 21 16 33 1961  46.370  149.440 160 7.0   So. Kurils

 8 17 20 14 59 1969  25.015 -109.527  33 7.2   Gulf of California

 8 17 23 44  6 1972  -5.962  152.902  10 7.1   New Britain

 

Felt with maximum intensity of V at Rabaul and Palmalmal. A tsunami was generated which had maximum amplitude of two feet at Pomino on southeast New Britain.

 

 8 17  4 19 27 1976   7.200  122.900  22 7.2   Celebes Sea

 

Aftershock of strong and damaging earthquake in Mindanao on Aug. 16 which left up to 6000 dead and 90,000 homeless. Additional damage was reported but was mixed with the damage from Aug. 16. Following is a summary of that event.  This earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines occurred about 1000 km south of Manila. The quake killed more than 1,200 leaving thousands homeless. Many government and private buildings and bridges collapsed or suffered extensive damage. The province of Lanao del Sur was the hardest hit. More than 175 were killed in Balabagan town. In Paraadian City 30 were killed and more than 100 families left homeless. At Davao nearly 1000 were reported killed in collapsed houses and buildings. Damage was also extensive at Cotabato City. Notre Dame University was extensively damaged. The quake was followed by a strong tsunami with maximum amplitude up to 15 feet at Lanao del Sur. This tsunami and swept many out to sea while destroying wharves and housing.  Liquefaction was common and subsidence caused a market in Lebak to sink half a foot. Ground water changes were common.

 

 8 17 10 55 54 1983  55.867  161.287  63 7.0   E. of Kamchatka

 8 17 22 17 15 1991  41.821 -125.397  14 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Klamath, Oregon. Also felt as far as Sacramento and Eugene, Oregon. The third of a set of earthquakes off the coast of northern Oregon from Aug. 15-17, 1991.

 

 8 17  0  1 39 1999  40.748   29.864  17 7.8   Izmit, Turkey  

 

At least 17,000 were killed and 50,000 injured from this earthquake which left more than 500,000 homeless and thousands missing. Estimated cost was $7 billion (U.S. Dollars). Severe damage from Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakryna Provinces of Turkey. Damage occurred to homes, public buildings and mosques.  Liquefaction was common and large sections of several cities were inundated and subsided. Part of the motorway between Istanbul and Ankara buckled causing cars to crash into each other. Up to 5 meters of displacement occurred along the North Anatolian Fault. A tsunami was generated which caused additional damage in many areas around the Marmara Sea.

 

 8 19 07 32 22 2016 -55.279  -31.874  10 7.4 10

 

The earthquake in South Georgia was reported felt with moderate intensity in the Grytviken area of South Georgia in the Falkland Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 17 15  0  0 1865  36.000  -89.500   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Earthquake in southeastern Missouri also felt in Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi. Furniture rocked in St. Louis. Homes cracked. At New Madrid objects fell from shelves and chimneys were damaged. Water waves formed on the Mississippi River. The earth appears to roll in waves in swampy areas.

 

 8 17 11 30  0 1896  36.800 -118.100   0 6.4   California/Nevada area

 

This earthquake occurred near Independence on the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada. Many adobe houses crumbled. Plaster and clocks were damaged as far away as Bakersfield.

 

 8 17  9  8 35 1958  51.400 -176.200  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 13 16 15 1965  51.760 -175.310  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 22 42  9 1967  59.410 -151.410  52 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 17  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.1   Alberta

 8 17 20 13  8 1969  25.277 -109.188  33 5.7   Gulf of California

 8 17 20 14 59 1969  25.015 -109.527  33 7.2   Gulf of California

 8 17 20 27 25 1969  25.352 -109.170  18 5.4   Gulf of California

 8 17 22 20 42 1969  25.119 -109.702  33 5.0   Gulf of California

 8 17 16 48 31 1977  51.867 -175.342  57 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 10  1 21 1984  54.720 -157.920  43 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 8 17  1 28 45 1990  52.570 -167.680  35 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 17  1 55 36 1990  52.660 -167.670  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 17 19 29 40 1991  40.235 -124.348  12 6.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage occurred with intensity VII at Honeydew, CA. Landslides occurred in Petrolia area. Felt from Oregon to San Francisco.

 

 8 17 22 17 15 1991  41.821 -125.397  14 7.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Klamath, Oregon. Also felt as far as Sacramento and Eugene, Oregon. The third of a set of earthquakes off the coast of northern Oregon from Aug. 15-17, 1991.

 

 8 17 20 41 52 1992  34.195 -116.862  12 5.3   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Angelus and Lake Arrowhead. Also felt at Big Bear City. Felt throughout much of So. California. Landslides occurred in the Big Bear Lake area.

 

 8 17 22 39 59 1995  35.776 -117.662   6 5.4   So. California

 

Slight damage occurred in Ridgecrest. Felt with maximum intensity V. Felt from Los Angeles to Bishop, Fresno and Las Vegas, NV.

 

 8 17  6  6 39 1998  57.481 -153.984  38 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Old Harbor and at Kodiak with intensity III.

 

 8 17 11 11 56 2013  50.947  178.409  28 5.0   Rat Islands

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 16  0  0  0 1739  40.700  142.300   0 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage at Sanriku and Mutsu.

 

 8 16  6 40  0 1868   0.310  -78.180   0 7.7   Ecuador

 

Strong earthquake following the great earthquakes in Chile on Aug. 13 and 14, 1868 (possible triggered). Destructive at Tulcan in the Province of Carchi in Ecuador and in the region of southern Colombia. At Tulcan 32 were killed and the entire city was ruined.  Followed on August 16 and 17 by a second and third destructive earthquake in Colombia.  Up to 70,000 were killed in this series of events.

 

 8 16  7 54  0 1897  39.000  143.000  60 7.9   So. of Honshu

 8 16  6 58  0 1909  10.000  -84.300  60 7.1   Honduras

 8 16 22 41 18 1911   7.000  137.000  60 8.1   Caroline Islands

 8 16  4 27 50 1938  23.500   94.300  60 7.2   Myanmar

 8 16 11 47  4 1955  -6.200  155.000 192 7.0   Solomon Islands

 8 16 16 11  7 1976   6.262  124.023  33 7.9   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines occurred about 1000 km south of Manila. The quake killed more than 1,200 leaving thousands homeless. Many government and private buildings and bridges collapsed or suffered extensive damage. The province of Lanao del Sur was the hardest hit. More than 175 were killed in Balabagan town. In Paradian City 30 were killed and more than 100 families left homeless. At Davao nearly 1000 were reported killed in collapsed houses and buildings. Damage was also extensive at Cotabato City. Notre Dame University was extensively damaged. The quake was followed by a strong tsunami with maximum amplitude up to 15 feet at Lanao del Sur. This tsunami and swept many out to sea while destroying wharves and housing.  Liquefaction was common and subsidence caused a market in Lebak to sink half a foot. Ground water changes were common.

 

 8 16 10 27 30 1995  -5.700  154.060  37 7.8   New Britain

 

Minor damage occurred in the epicentral area. Landslides blocked roads. Felt strongly on Shortland Island. A tsunami was generated with maximum wave heights of 55 cm at Rabaul, New Britain.

 

 8 16 23 10 24 1995  -5.771  154.347  33 7.2   New Britain

 

Felt throughout the Solomon Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8 16 11 40 22 1931  30.500 -104.580   1 6.4   SW U.S.A

 

This was the largest historical recorded in Texas. Severe damage was located in the Valentine area where wooden buildings were extensive damaged and chimneys fell. Walls of adobe buildings and of concrete and brick walls were also collapsed. Landslides were common and well water and springs were muddied throughout the area. Felt in Oklahoma, New Mexico and northern Mexico.

 

 8 16 13 17 54 1958  51.430 -176.110   0 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16  7  5  0 1969  50.781 -118.345   0 5.2   Alberta

 8 16 12 16 58 1973  51.317 -176.645  24 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

 8 16 12 36 28 1973  51.302 -176.639  43 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 16 14 25 33 1973  51.379 -176.587  46 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 16  9 41 31 1974  51.421 -177.846  43 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 8 16  5 11 37 1976  51.158 -178.232  17 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 20 58 21 1982  51.783 -174.057  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 10  1  9 1988  51.167 -178.176  28 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 21 20 32 1991  52.090 -171.110  90 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 22 26 17 1991  41.697 -125.385  10 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

The first in a series of strong earthquakes off the coast of California which continued with events of M 6.2 and 7.1 on August 17. Felt with intensity V at Redway and Trinidad. Felt from northern California to Oregon.

 

 8 16 14 44 59 1993  51.500 -178.600  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 17 19 17 1995  51.475 -176.716  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 05 24 46 2005  51.205  179.464  55 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 04 03 03 2007  50.243 -177.568  14 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 16 20 23 58 2011  51.955  174.971  25 5.4   Near Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 15  0  0  0 1582 -12.200  -77.600  30 7.8   Central Peru

 

Offshore. No damage was been found reported.

 

 8 15 20  0  0 1868   0.727  -77.887  18 7.0   Colombia

 

Strong earthquake following the great earthquakes in Chile on Aug. 13 and 14, 1868 (possible triggered). Destructive at Tulcan in the Province of Carchi in Ecuador and in the region of southern Colombia. At Tulcan 32 were killed and the entire city was ruined.  Followed on August 16 and 17 by a second and third destructive earthquake in Colombia.  Up to 70,000 were killed in this series of events.

 

 8 15 12 48  0 1880 -31.620  -71.180   0 7.7   Central Chile

 

Known as the Illapel earthquake. Two were killed and many buildings destroyed in Illapel. Petorca was also damaged. Damage occurred throughout central Chile including Valparaiso and Santiago. Submarine cable breaks occurred. Landslides occurred in the Illapel area. The epicenter is uncertain - could be onshore or offshore.

 

 8 15 12 18  0 1897  18.000  120.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Clocks stopped at Manila. At Yigan offices were damaged and part of an arcade fell. Furniture was overturned. Several houses were damaged and were demolished.

 

 8 15 12 18 22 1918   5.500  123.000  60 8.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 8 15 17 30 11 1918   5.500  126.000  60 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

At Southern Cotabato all houses were destroyed or badly shaken. Ground cracks and landslides were common. The landslides killed 50 near Sarangani Bay.  The earthquake killed more than 102 and reached maximum intensity X.  A tsunami was generated which reached maximum height around 24 feet. This tsunami killed people and animals near Port Lebak to Glan. At least 46 were killed. At Glan all native boats were destroyed and many houses destroyed by the 18-foot tsunami. The tsunami also destroyed all low lying crops and a large number of domestic animals.

 

 8 15 14  9 34 1950  28.400   96.700   0 8.7   Myanmar

 

This earthquake was one of the strongest in the 20th century. It is often referred to as the "Upper Assam Earthquake of 1950" or as the "Arunachal Pradesh, India" earthquake. The quake was felt throughout Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar and was damaging for more than 4.5 million square miles. Devastation in Upper Assam area included damage and loss of life over 15,000 square miles.  Fissures emitted water and sand. Liquefaction was widespread. Vast areas of land either elevated or subsided and water changes occurred. Landslides dammed tributaries of the Bramaputra River which later breached with serious flooding. Many forest areas were leveled by landslides and shaking. 1526 deaths were recorded and more than 70 villages were destroyed. A dam broke after 7 days releasing a 7-foot wave which submerged more villages and killed 532 people. Loud explosive noises accompanied the quake near the epicenter up to 750 miles away. Seiche was observed in England and Norway. The earthquake was caused by slippage on the Po Chu Fault on the Xinjiang/India border.  Aftershocks occurred for more than 500 km along the Himalayas.

 

 8 15 22 29 21 1958   1.700  125.000 197 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 8 15  8 57  8 1959  22.040  121.150   0 7.0   Taiwan

 

This event killed 16 and injured 63. Up to 1500 houses were damaged in southern Taiwan especially at Heng-chung and Ping-tung. More than 6000 people were homeless. Only a few concrete buildings were left standing.

 

 8 15 17 25  6 1963 -13.800  -69.300 543 7.8   Central Peru

 

A strong earthquake east of the Andes. This shock was felt over a very large area which is common of deep earthquakes in this area. Felt in Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Landslides and cracks occurred in the La Paz area.

 

 8 15 23 40 57 2007 -13.386  -76.603  39 8.0   Central Peru

 

(NEIC) At least 514 people killed, 1,090 injured and more than 39,700 buildings damaged or destroyed. The majority of the casualties and damage occurred in Chincha Alta, Ica and Pisco. Widespread communication and power outages occurred in the area. The Panamerican Highway, the Carretera Central and other main transport routes were heavily damaged due to landslides and cracks. Felt (IX) at Chincha Alta and Pisco; (VII) at Ica and San Vicente de Canete; (VI) at Lima; (V) at Cusco; (IV) at Arequipa; (III) at Trujillo. Felt at Abancay, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Chaclacayo, Chillca, Chimbote, Chosica, Cocachacra, Huacho, Huanuco, Huaraz, Huarmey, Imperial, La Oroya, Lambayeque, Mala, Nazca, Nuevo Imperial, Pachacamac, Pucallpa, Quillabamba, San Luis, Urubamba and Viru.  Felt (III) at Bogota, Colombia and (II) at La Serena, Chile. Also felt at Coquimbo and Iquique, Chile; at Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador; at La Paz, Bolivia and at Manaus, Brazil. Possible earthquake lights observed at Lima. A tsunami with wave heights, peak-to-trough in centimeters, was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 16 at Antofagasta, 36 at Arica, 23 at Caldera, 28 at Coquimbo, 16 at Iquique, 21 in Archipielago Juan Fernandez, 18 at San Antonio, 28 at San Felix, 35 at Talcahuano and 17 at Valparaiso, Chile; 27 at Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; 30 at Nuku Hiva Island, French Polynesia; 12 at Hanasaki and 13 at Tosa-Shimizu, Japan; 20 at Acapulco, Mexico; 30 at Chatham Island, 13 at Green Island, 25 at Kaikoura, 17 at Lyttelton, 22 at Sumner Head and 26 at Tinaru, New Zealand; 100 at Callao and La Punta, Peru; 13 at Apia, Samoa; 14 at Port-Vila, Vanuatu; 10 at Dutch Harbor, Alaska; 12 at Crescent City, California; 33 at Hilo, 28 at Kahului and 12 at Kawaihae, Hawaii, USA.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 15 12 15  0 1916  41.000 -117.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 8 15 17 56 24 1945  33.216 -116.133  16 5.7   So. California

 

Slight damage to powerlines and plaster occurred at Borrego Valley.

 

 8 15 12 25 59 1961  59.100 -136.900   0 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 8 15  3 51  0 1964  48.200  -80.000   0 5.0   Ohio/Lake Erie

 8 15  6  7 29 1965  37.220  -89.300   2 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake in southern Illinois was felt at Tamms with intensity V. Also felt at Unity with intensity V.

 

 8 15 13 36 25 1966  60.310 -146.030  17 5.3   Central Alaska

 8 15 10 56 13 1972  56.252 -135.495  21 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Gustavus where trees and bushes shook. Woke many but did not damage.

 

 8 15 10 30 55 1981  56.348 -156.855  37 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 8 15 23 27 54 1991  52.823 -170.789 105 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 15 09 22 14 2003  40.985 -125.430   8 5.3   Off coast of No. California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Bayside, Ferndale and Trinidad; (II) at Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Loleta and McKinleyville. Also felt at Crescent City, Petrolia and Rio Dell.

 

 8 15 12 26 17 2006  51.092  179.261  19 5.5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 15 20 22 11 2007  50.322 -177.548   9 6.5   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 15 20 16 23 2015  51.763 -175.259  44 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 14 15  0  0 1331  33.070  135.020   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

An earthquake off Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture triggered a tsunami observed at Genko Island. The tsunami caused the sea first to recede and then to agitate. About 20 ha were uplifted and upheavals occurred at Senrigahama (Minabe-machi).

 

 8 14  2  0  0 1868 -18.500  -71.000   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was one of the most widely investigated earthquakes in South America.  Damage occurred throughout southern Peru and northern Chile from Guayaquil on the north to Valparaiso on the south. About 150 were killed in Moquequa alone and 3000 in the region of Arequipa but the total number of deaths ranged from several hundred to an estimated 40,000. Many of the dead were killed by the tsunami while seeking protection from the earthquake at sea walls. Arequipa, Moquegua, Mollendo, Ilo and Arica and other villages and towns in the area were largely destroyed. A tsunami was generated which was observed throughout the Pacific Ocean and did damage in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California and Japan.  At Isla, Peru the sea withdrew suddenly and after a delay of 20 minutes in Arica the first wave reach with maximum height up to 17 meters. This tsunami destroyed what was left of Arica. The third or fourth wave was the highest and was described as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. This wave carried several ships as much as three miles inland where they lay for more than 50 years afterwards. A series of foreshocks preceded the earthquake. Cracks formed near Arica which were 5-8 cm wide and issued flows of mud, water and asphyxiating gasses. The air was charged with electricity such that sparks were observed when fingers were run through dry hair. Earthquake lights were observed throughout the Andes as moving balls of light. Waves could be seen passing over the surface of the earth. 

 

 8 14 18  2  0 1924  36.200  141.600  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 8 14  4 39 32 1932  26.000   95.500 120 7.0   Myanmar

 

This was a destructive earthquake in the epicentral region. Some damage was also reported over eastern part of northern Assam. Felt over Assam and north and east Bengal.

 

 8 14 22 51 24 1950 -27.300  -62.500 630 7.2   Argentina

 8 14 22 14 19 1968   0.163  119.785  23 7.4   Malaysia

 

This violent earthquake occurred on the west coast of the Celebes. Damage and at least 99 deaths occurred along the coast at Tambu, north of Donggala and at Mapaga and Dampele. Part of the Mindanao Manimbaja Bay in the Celebes subsided by up to 3 meters while the island of Tuguan uplifted. A tsunamis was generated which drowned more than 200 and destroyed 700 houses. The wave had highest amplitude up to 10 meters and inundated up to 300 meters inland.

 

 8 14 14 19  4 1969  43.310  147.510  46 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Part of a strong sequence in the Hokkaido area which began on Aug. 11 with M 7.9.

 

 8 14 19 39 14 1986   1.795  126.519  33 7.4   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum magnitude up to IV at Manado, Sulawesi.  Also felt in Mindanao, Philippines.

 

 8 14 02 59 38 2012  49.800  145.064 583 7.7   Sea of Okhotsk

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Poronaysk and (III) at Yuzhno- Sakhalinsk, Russia. Also felt at Magadan, Yakutsk and in much of Sakhalin. Felt (III) at Misawa and Tokyo, Japan. Also felt in parts of Hokkaido and northern Honshu. Felt at Harbin, China. Recorded (3 JMA) in southern and eastern Hokkaido. Also recorded (3 JMA) in Aomori and Iwate, Honshu. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 14 19  3 30 1929  43.000 -130.000   0 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 14 16 12  3 1931  52.500 -168.000  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 11  7 23 1944  59.000 -155.000 100 6.2   Southern Alaska

 8 14 14 55 12 1958  51.590 -175.390   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 13 13 57 1965  37.230  -89.310   1 5.0   New Madrid area

 

This earthquake was felt in southwestern Illinois and knocked down chimneys, cracked walls, and knocked items from shelves. Well water was muddied at Tamms. Very loud earth noises accompanied the quake. Maximum intensity was V at Unity, Illinois. A second event occurred in the same area on August 15 with intensity V.

 

 8 14  3 39 34 1970  64.900 -147.800  19 5.6   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in the epicentral area.

 

 8 14  5 34 54 1974  51.487 -178.169  51 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 8 14  1  2  9 1984  61.798 -148.986  15 6.1   Central Alaska

 

Windows were shattered and dishes broke at Palmer, Willow and Sutton. Buildings shook and people had difficulty standing. Damage included many items knocked from shelves. Landslides covered portions of several highways.

 

 8 14 17 39 32 1987  53.416 -169.113 118 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Nikolski, Fox Islands.

 

 8 14 20  3  4 1988  39.128 -110.869   9 5.4   Utah area

 

Earthquake near Clawson, Utah. It was felt over a wide area and caused minor property damage. Bricks and chimneys fell. Damage included broken windows, plaster and drywall cracking and brick wall damage. Many rockfalls occurred near the epicenter. Ground cracks and liquefaction occurred up to 4 km from the epicenter. Sand boils were also observed. Water in springs as far as 40 km from the epicenter changed flow patterns. Felt from Golden, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico up to 500 km from the epicenter.

 

 8 14 15  6 59 1990  32.036 -112.935   5 5.4   SW U.S.A

 8 14 19 45 28 1990  51.420 -179.060  34 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 14  0 53 49 1991  52.000 -159.000   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8 14 10 54  8 1991  54.850 -160.780  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 12 53 26 1991  54.330 -169.350 280 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 20 44 19 1991  63.175 -151.022  12 5.0   Central Alaska

 8 14 14 25 23 2000  51.771  177.829  64 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 19 35 37 2001  76.667 -107.269  10 5.2   Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canada

 8 14 05 38 06 2007  19.346 -155.066   9 5.4   Hawaii

 

(NEIC) Felt (VII) at Kurtistown; (VI) at Kea`au; (V) at Hakalau, Hilo, Honomu, Mountain View, Ninole, Pahoa, Papa`ikou and Pepeekeo; (IV) at Hawaii National Park, Honoka`a, Kapaau, Kealakekua, Laupahoehoe, Na`alehu, Pa`auilo and Volcano; (III) at Captain Cook, Hawi, Holualoa, Kailua Kona, Kamuela, Pahala and Waikoloa. Felt at Honaunau, `O`okala and Papa`aloa. Felt (II) at Honolulu, O`ahu. Also felt at Hana and Kula, Maui.

 

 8 14 19 18 41 2013  51.212  178.487  29 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 14 16 28 55 2016  51.540  179.550  64 5.6   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 13 20 45  0 1868 -18.500  -70.350   0 8.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This was one of the most widely investigated earthquakes in South America.  Damage occurred throughout southern Peru and northern Chile from Guayaquil on the north to Valparaiso on the south. About 150 were killed in Moquequa alone and 3000 in the region of Arequipa but the total number of deaths ranged from several hundred to an estimated 40,000. Many of the dead were killed by the tsunami while seeking protection from the earthquake at sea walls. Arequipa, Moquegua, Mollendo, Ilo and Arica and other villages and towns in the area were largely destroyed. A tsunami was generated which was observed throughout the Pacific Ocean and did damage in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Hawaii, California and Japan.  At Isla, Peru the sea withdrew suddenly and after a delay of 20 minutes in Arica the first wave reach with maximum height up to 17 meters. This tsunami destroyed what was left of Arica. The third or fourth wave was the highest and was described as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. This wave carried several ships as much as three miles inland where they lay for more than 50 years afterwards. A series of foreshocks preceded the earthquake. Cracks formed near Arica which were 5-8 cm wide and issued flows of mud, water and asphyxiating gasses. The air was charged with electricity such that sparks were observed when fingers were run through dry hair. Earthquake lights were observed throughout the Andes as moving balls of light. Waves could be seen passing over the surface of the earth.

 

 8 13  4 25 42 1913  -5.500  105.000  75 7.2   So. of Java

 8 13 12 40 32 1965 -15.900  166.800  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 13  8 22 28 1944  50.130 -130.460   0 5.8   British Colombia

 8 13 20 12 59 1958  50.590 -177.750   0 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  3 26 45 1963  55.000 -156.400  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 8 13 16 44 23 1967  43.500 -126.950  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 13  3 46 20 1974  51.525 -178.112  52 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13 22 54 52 1978  34.402 -119.663   9 5.4   So. California

 

This earthquake near Goleta and Santa Barbara injured 65 and caused damage worth about $12 million. The most severe damaged occurred in Santa Barbara where nine buildings were extensively cracked at the University of California branch. Lighter damage also occurred throughout the region (light fixtures, plaster etc.). Buildings around Santa Barbara were extensively damaged included cracks, collapsed roofs, failure of foundations and chimneys. Overpasses on highway 101 sustained damage. A freight train derailed west of Goleta. Rockslides were common. Felt over most of southern California.

 

 8 13  2 17 52 1980  53.690 -163.380   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  1 19 51 1987  51.279 -178.232  13 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13 18 43 53 1988  60.180 -147.010  33 5.4   Central Alaska

 8 13 23  4 20 1990  60.111 -151.985  84 5.2   Central Alaska

 8 13  6 16 52 1998  53.224  171.026  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  0 30 28 1999  52.050 -169.453  32 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  3  0 29 1999  52.094 -169.488  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 13  7 56 40 1999  52.037 -169.502  33 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

These Fox Islands events were not reported felt.

 

 8 13 06 25 57 2005  51.898  178.114   6 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 12 15  0  0 1185  35.000  135.080   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt strongly at Kyoto, Japan (Milne - A catalog of Destructive Earthquakes A.D. 7 to A.D. 1899)

 

 8 12  2  7 27 1939 -16.300  168.500 180 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8 12  9 23 51 1953  38.700   20.900   0 7.2   No. Greece

 

This earthquake occurred in Kegallinia, Greece and killed 455. More than 27,000 houses were destroyed at Kefallinia and Zakinthos. Damage also occurred on mainland Greece and in southern Italy.

 

 8 12  5  3 27 1969  43.670  148.210  44 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage in the Shikotan, Hokkaido area. Felt from Tokyo to Hokkaido with maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated which caused some damage to planted sea weed on Shikotan. Maximum tsunami height was 2.6 meters at Nemuro but it was also observed at Wake Island and Hawaii (43 cm). Also observed in the Aleutian Islands. A rapid sequence of events followed with many earthquakes of M>6 (at least 20) in the next three weeks.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 12 11 24 49 1929  42.910  -78.400   9 5.8   New York State

 

This earthquake occurred in the region of eastern Attica. At Attica more than 250 chimneys were thrown down and several brick buildings were damaged.  Monuments were knocked down in cemeteries and a reservoir developed a crack and drained dry. Chimneys also fell in Batavia and Warsaw. Felt in New Hampshire, Michigan, Maryland and Ontario.

 

 8 12  3 23 57 1932  52.250 -169.000  25 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 20 17  1 1966  52.670 -161.530  32 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 10 41 14 1970  51.480 -179.270  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 12  9 42  6 1972  50.972 -179.273  17 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 8 12 12 34 21 1972  53.750 -164.680  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 14 44 28 1980  59.980 -152.845 110 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8 12  0 24 48 1984  50.240 -129.989  10 5.0   British Colombia

 8 12  1 57  2 1988  53.098 -167.053  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 18 49  4 1993  51.760 -176.090  46 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 12 14 10 25 1998  36.755 -121.464   9 5.4   Central California

 

Two people were injured in Santa Cruz County. Damage occurred to a church in San Jan Bautista and to several mobile homes and highways in San Benito County. A number of items fell from shelves in many counties of central California.

 

 8 12  8 20 39 1999  50.881 -171.885  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 11  4 32  0 1903  36.300   23.000 120 7.2   Aegean Sea

 

This earthquake was felt up to 1300 km distant. Fissures and casualties were observed in the Mitata (Kythera) area. A similar earthquake occurred in the Dodecanese Islands with casualties and ground fissures exactly one year later on August 11, 2004.

 

 8 11  0 55 54 1937  -6.300  116.500 610 7.2   Sumbawa Island area

 8 11 15 51 34 1961  43.030  145.210  45 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt strongly in southeastern Hokkaido. Some damage with at least 4 injured.  A tsunami with height 15 cm  was generated.

 

 8 11  3 40 55 1965 -15.500  166.900  14 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 8 11 22 31 49 1965 -15.800  167.200  33 7.4   Vanuatu Islands

 

This was an important seismic crisis in the center of the Vanuatu Archipelago from August 11-12. Three shocks of M>=6.8 occurred and did some damage. The damage occurred at Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island) and at Norsup (Malekula Island).  The mainshock was felt with intensity VIII at Norsup and VII at Luganville. Also felt at Port Vila.  A tsunami warning was produced and was heeded by local citizens. A 7-meter high tsunami did occur and did damage in some bays. The strong seismicity continued for three weeks.

 

 8 11 21 27 39 1969  43.545  147.353  28 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Moderate damage in the Shikotan, Hokkaido area. Felt from Tokyo to Hokkaido with maximum intensity IX. A tsunami was generated which caused some damage to planted sea weed on Shikotan. Maximum tsunami height was 2.6 meters at Nemuro but it was also observed at Wake Island and Hawaii (43 cm). Also observed in the Aleutian Islands. A rapid sequence of events followed with many earthquakes of M>6 (at least 20) in the next three weeks.

 

 8 11 23 52 57 1969   1.726  126.470  34 7.0   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt at Manada (Celebes)

 

 8 11 10 22 20 1970 -14.123  166.650  33 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt in the Banks Islands and at Luganville with intensity IV.  One of a series of shocks between Aug. 10 and 12, 1970.

 

 8 11  1 13 56 1974  39.457   73.830   9 7.3   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Very strong earthquake occurred in the Zaalayski range north of Pamir.  Widely felt in Soviet Central Asia. Intensity VI at Osh and with intensity of V at Andijan and Fergana. Many aftershocks.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 11 16 53  0 1962  46.000 -123.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt with intensity IV at Gifford Pinehot National Forest, Skamania County, WA. Water rippled in open pan, objects on shelves rattled. There were rumbling earth noises and a bumping.

 

 8 11 18 29 38 1965  59.500 -146.100  16 5.5   Southern Alaska

 8 11 10 45 59 1966  52.620 -169.730  54 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 11 12 37 29 1968  52.130 -179.970 166 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak

 

 8 11 00 09 36 2008  53.684 -163.563  23 5.2   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10  0  0  0 1901  40.500  141.500   0 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8 10 11 36 15 1927  -1.000  131.000  60 7.1   West Irian, PNG

 8 10 21 18 30 1931  46.500   90.500  35 7.9   Mongolia

 

Felt with intensity IX in Xinjiang, China - also at Weiwoet and Zizhiqu Province.  Damage was limited up to 11 were killed.

 

 8 10  2  2  6 1938  -0.310  -78.420   0 7.2   Ecuador

 

Extreme damage with intensity up to IX-X at Alangasi, Sangolqui and Tingo-Pichincha.

 

 8 10  2  7  4 1968   1.423  126.222  33 7.6   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This event followed a strong destructive earthquake in central Philippines on Aug. 2, 1968. Very strong earthquake caused damage at Manada, Celebes. There was a very energetic aftershock sequence of which five were of M>=6.0.

 

 

 8 10  4 38 26 1988 -10.366  160.819  34 7.4   Solomon Islands

 

One person was killed and several hundred injured in this event. A tsunami was generated which affected up to 13 villages and destroyed 100 homes in the San Cristobal area. The tsunami inundated up to 100 meters. The tsunami had peak height of more than 1 meter. The quake was felt throughout the Solomon Islands from Guadalcanal to Malaita.

 

 8 10  0 51 53 1993 -45.277  166.927  28 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 

The epicenter of this earthquake was about 150 km south of Queensland in Southern New Zealand. The maximum intensity was about VII in the general area of the epicenter. Power was out in the Te Anau region. The event was felt throughout South Island and southern North Island and as far as Sydney, Australia. (Source: NEIS).

 

 8 10 19 55 38 2009  14.099   92.902  24 7.5   Andaman Islands, India

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Porur,(IV) at Bamboo Flat, Contai, Port Blair and Raurkela and (III) along much of the east coast of India, including Calcutta and Madras. Felt in large parts of eastern and southern India and as far as Delhi. Felt(IV) at Chittagong and (III) at Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Felt (III) at Rangoon, Burma and at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and (II) at Male, Maldives; Kathmandu, Nepal; Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Felt strongly at Banda Aceh, Indonesia and as far as Padang and Jakarta. Also felt in parts of Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and in Hainan, China.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8 10 19  7  0 1884  40.600  -74.000   0 5.6   New York State

 

This earthquake affected an area from Portsmouth, N.H. to Burlington, VT and south to Binghamton, N.Y. and to Baltimore, MD and Atlantic City, N.J. Damage occurred in Jamaica and Amityville, N.Y where cracks appeared in walls. 30 towns including Hartford, CONN. and West Chester, PA reported damage such as fallen bricks and plaster.

 

 8 10  5  5 17 1941  59.250 -137.500   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

On August 10 (UT), 1947 an earthquake in southern Michigan caused damage oer a large area (about 50,000 sq. miles) including parts of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Maximum intensity was VI including cracked plaster, windows and items thrown down from store shelves.

 

 8 10  1 52 54 1944  50.920 -130.130   0 6.2   British Colombia

 

Sister's Island lighthouse was damaged by this quake located near the northern tip of Vancouver Island. A strong aftershock was felt. (Source:Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, W.G. Milne)

 

 8 10  8 21  7 1965  61.200  -60.000  10 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 8 10 14 58 30 1971  27.637 -112.385  33 5.2   Gulf of California

 8 10 14 35 43 1975  63.212 -150.477 135 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  9 35 58 1977  56.578 -152.856  28 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10  7 25 11 1979  52.002 -170.654  41 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 10 52 1980  53.715 -163.366  36 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 11  6 1980  54.514 -162.792  13 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10  9 12 14 1980  54.490 -163.740   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 16 25 41 1982  60.121 -153.063 133 5.1   Central Alaska

 8 10  0 55 58 1983  56.495 -152.693  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8 10 20 19 27 2001  39.823 -120.646  18 5.2   Northern California

 

Slight damage occurred at Alleghany and Portola. Felt from San Francisco, CA to Fallon, Nevada.

 

 8 10 03 25 18 2002  51.168 -179.670  33 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 22 08 22 2005  36.947 -104.833   5 5.0   New Mexico

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Raton; (III) at Arroyo Seco and Questa and (II) at Cimarron. Felt (IV) at Aguilar, Trinidad and Weston, Colorado. Also felt at Colorado Springs, Fort Garland, Fountain, La Junta, Lamar, La Veta, Olney Springs, Ordway and Pueblo, Colorado.

 

 8 10 13 31 25 2007  51.256 -179.827  58 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 18 37 43 2012  52.633 -167.421  13 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 18 27 41 2014  51.521 -172.862  27 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 10 02 57 17 2016  39.329 -122.802  14 5.1   Northern California

 

NEIC reported it was felt with maximum intensity V in the epicentral area. Intensity IV was reported from Upper Lake, Witter Springs, Nice, Potter Valley, Elk Creek, Clearlake Oaks, Stonyford, Lucerne, Glenhaven, Lakeport, and Redwood Valley and generally within about 50 km of the epicenter. Intensity II-III was felt within about 100 km of the epicenter with felt reports from Ukiah, Clearlake, Kelseyville, Willows, Hopland, Willits, Williams, Maxwell, Covelo, Lower Lake, Orland, Boonville, Cloverdale, Hidden Valley Lake, Colusa, Comptche, Philo, Laytonville, Albion, Gualala, Fort Bragg, Healdsburg, Point Arena, Elk, Manchester, Mendocino, Littleriver, Cazadero, Caspar, Windsor, Meridian, Chico, Santa Rosa, Paradise, Winters, Novato, West Sacramento. Lesser shaking was reported from as far as 150-250 km from the epicenter. Light aftershocks of M 3-3.5 were reported felt within about 50 km with intensity II-III in Healdsburg, Willits, Redwood Valley, Kelseyville, Ukiah, Lakeport, and Potter Valley, California.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  9  9 23  0 1901  40.500  142.500  60 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Earthquake in the region of Hokkaido was followed by a strong tsunami.  The earthquake appears to have caused more than 18 deaths and to have collapsed 8 houses while partially collapsing another 615 in Aomori Prefecture.  The tsunami was observed with maximum height at Hilo, Hawaii where it hit with height 1.2 meters and did minor damage. Also observed at Sanriku, Miyako and Ayukawa.

 

 8  9 13  1  0 1901 -22.000  170.000  60 8.4   Loyalty Islands

 

Not reported as damaging in the epicentral area. A tsunami may have been generated. Triggering by dynamic waves from the earlier Hokkaido event is possible.

 

 8  9 18 33  0 1901  40.600  142.300  60 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong aftershock of earlier event in this region. The damage from the two events is normally combined as totals. A second tsunami was generated with this earthquake. A third tsunami was generated about 1.5 hours later with a third earthquake of M 6.4 near the same epicenter.

 

 8  9  1 29  0 1912  40.600   27.200  40 7.8   Northwestern Turkey

 

This was a catastrophic earthquake which occurred in southeastern Thrace and destroyed more than 300 villages killing around 2836, injuring 7350 and leaving more than 80,000 homeless. The mainshock was followed by strong aftershocks and fires and landslides which destroyed churches, mosques and nearly all the public buildings for a radius within about 100 km of the epicenter. A 50-km fault scarp was produced. Liquefaction was common as far as 200 km from the epicenter. More than 40000 houses were damaged or destroyed.

 

 8  9 12 42 48 1993  36.379   70.868 215 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Note: NEIS identifies an earthquake in Aleppo, Syria occurred on this date in 1138 killing 230,000. Most sources give the date of this earthquake as Sept. 8 (9-8-1138) instead of Aug. 9. Transcription problems of this type are common in the recording and investigation of historical seismicity.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  9  5 30  4 1943  38.200 -118.200   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Plaster and walls were observed to crack near Excelsior Mountains near Dyer and Fallon. Dishes fell from shelves.

 

 8  9  7 39 18 1960  40.317 -127.067  17 6.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt throughout northwestern California coast from San Francisco to southern Oregon.

 

 8  9  3 29 52 1965  52.200 -178.200 118 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9 13 25  6 1967  39.900 -104.700   5 5.3   Colorado area

 

This was the strongest of a series of earthquakes triggered by underground water pumping in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal of the Commerce City/Denver region of Colorado. It is also the strongest earthquake in the recorded history of Denver. Damage occurred in northern suburbs of Denver. Windows broke, plaster cracked, merchandise fell from store shelves. Up to $12,000 dollars at one liquor store alone. Other damage included cracking of concrete pillars and ceiling tile falling. Damage was located throughout the region from Denver to Boulder, Colorado. After water pumping ceased, the earthquakes gradually died out.  One of the first cases of well studied earthquakes caused by human activity.

 

 8  9  2 18 26 1973  40.260 -124.233   2 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Damage occurred in the Ferndale area and was limited to broken windows, plaster and fallen merchandise. Felt in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties.

 

 8  9 12 47 51 1982  51.388 -175.526  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9 15 58 22 1983  60.121 -147.216  28 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  9 16 58  5 1986  56.100 -175.200   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  9  7 33 52 1994  53.736 -163.568  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Akutan.

 

 8  9 18 33 25 1996  64.902 -170.447  10 5.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Port Clarence, Alaska.

 

 8 09 05 27 43 1998  53.008  171.139  25 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 13 08 36 2001  51.400 -178.059  33 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 16 26 15 2003  51.503 -171.214  33 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 15 18 16 2008  51.504 -178.441  58 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 09 18 20 48 2015  52.255 -168.722  34 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  8  1 10  0 1903   4.600  -74.000   0 7.7   Colombia

 

Felt strongly in Bogota and affected the city of San Victorino and Chapinero.  The quake caused objects and table to move and objects were thrown from shelves. Source: Historia de Los Terremotos de Colombia, by Jesus Ramirez.

 

 8  8 22 51  0 1904 -40.500  177.000  33 7.5   So. Island, N.Z.

 

Cities from Napier to Wellington saw chimneys fall. Parapets fell in Wellington. At Cape Turnagain nearly all chimneys fell, water tanks were destroyed and several wooden houses were distorted. Felt from Queensland on the South to Napier. Sand fountaining was reported. A number of landslides occurred. A large wave, possibly a tsunami was observed at Mohaka. Source:Atlan of Isoseismal Maps of New Zealand Earthquakes, G.L. Downes

 

 8  8 13 28 28 1946  19.710  -69.510   0 7.9   Puerto Rico

 

Strong aftershock of the earthquake of M 8.1 on August 4, 1946. This earthquake caused the last known damaging tsunami to hit the Caribbean. Consequential tsunamis in the area normally occur with 25-30 year intervals in this region.  It has now been nearly 60 years since this event and a large regional tsunami is overdue. A tsunami observation network is being set up in the area to monitor future tsunami activity (at the University of Puerto Rico).

 

 8  8 15 48 58 1987 -19.170  -70.880 100 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Five were killed and 112 injured in the Arica area. More than 1000 homes were destroyed with maximum intensity up to VII. Landslides occurred along the Chile-Bolivia border. Felt in southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile. Source: NEIC.

 

 8  8  1  8  5 1992 -31.200  179.940 395 7.1   So. Kermadec Islands

 8  8  8 34 25 1993  12.982  144.801  59 8.2   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Extensive damage with intensity IV in Tumon Bay injured 48 in Guam. Damage, landslides and rockslides were observed throughout the Island of Guam. Liquefaction caused damage at the naval base and in the commercial port. Estimated coast more than $100 million (U.S. Dollars).  A tsunami was generated with maximum height to 1 meter. The tsunami damaged several boats and injured several on the beach as well as causing some damage. It was recorded as far as Honshu and Hawaii. Source: NEIC.

 

 8 08 17 05 04 2007  -5.859  107.419 280 7.4   South of Sumatra

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Serpong; (IV) at Bandung, Bekasi, Bogor, Cicurug, Depok, Jakarta, Sleman, Tangerang and Yogyakarta; (III) at Citeko, Kebumen, Malang and Pacitan; (II) at Blitar and Tretes. Felt at Baki, Banjar, Banjaran, Bantul, Ciawi, Cibadak, Cilacap, Cilegon, Cimanggis, Ciputat, Cirebon, Dayeuhkolot, Garut, Karangasem, Karawang, Kediri, Kuningan, Lembang, Madiun, Pelabuhanratu, Pondok Aren, Pondokgede, Purwokerto, Salatiga, Semarang, Sewon, Sukabumi, Teluknaga, Tulungagung and Weleri. Felt (IV) at Kuta; (III) at Denpasar and Ubud; (II) at Bali; felt at Klungkung, Bali. Felt (III) at Liwa and Padang; felt at Bandar Lampung, Sumatra. Also felt(III) at Kuala Lumpur; felt at Petaling Jaya and Sungai Ara, Malaysia. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  8 15  0  0 1847  42.000  -71.000   0 5.0   New England

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Boston, Dedham, Cape Cod and Nuntucket, MASS.

 

 8  8 16 50  0 1953  48.000 -114.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

A sharp jolting sensation was felt at Flathead Lake, Montana. Cracks were produced in buildings at Yellow Bay. Also felt strongly at Swan Lake, Montana.

 

 8  8 10 35 38 1955  38.330 -118.670   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt in Hawthorne, Nevada. Clocks were stopped in Mason and Schurz. Glass cracked at Benton, California.

 

 8  8  4 52 10 1961  51.800 -131.200   0 5.0   British Colombia

 8  8 12 18 23 1961  51.200 -170.700  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  8  9 48 36 1964  56.700 -152.400  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 8  8 12 49 23 1965  51.800 -175.260  47 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

 8  8  7  0 50 1975  39.502 -121.512   8 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock in the Oroville series.

 

 8  8 12  0 23 1975  63.210 -150.670 149 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  8  4 31 21 1986  53.594 -167.320  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  8 13 37 32 1988  56.000 -153.360  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  8  8 13 28 1989  37.190 -122.570  15 5.1   Central California

 

Possible foreshock to the Loma Prieta area of central California. This earthquake killed one person and damage in the area near San Jose. Chimneys fell at Cupertino, Los Gatos and Redwood Estates. Damage included broken underground pipes, cracks in walls, fallen water heaters and propane tanks. Light damage reported throughout Sonoma, San Luis Obispo and Stanislaus Counties.

 

 8  8 17 10 55 1996  53.170 -167.160  47 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 08 14 05 17 2012  54.881 -161.214  43 5.2   Unimak Island, Alaska

 8 08 19 09 33 2015  52.397 -169.540  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  7  2 11 30 1931  -4.000  142.000  60 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 8  7  2 13  4 1966  50.570 -171.220  29 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of the largest earthquakes in recent years in the U.S. Felt at Adak.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  7 18 19 18 1992  57.580 -142.860  11 7.2   Southeast Alaska

 

This earthquake in southeastern and the Gulf of Alaska was strongly felt in the Yakutat region. Maximum intensity was V at Fort Richardson. Felt throughout most of southern and southeastern Alaska. The event was also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  7 10 43 31 1959  56.400 -153.600   0 5.9   Southern Alaska

 8  7 21 45 25 1959  56.420 -153.690   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8  7 16 27 16 1960  42.400 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 8  7 19 20 15 1960  42.500 -111.400  49 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Located in southeastern Idaho, this event was felt in the Soda Springs area of Caribou County. Plaster and concrete cracked. There were loud noises associated with the earthquake.

 

 8  7  5 37 25 1964  56.800 -152.300  19 5.2   Southern Alaska

 8  7  2 13  4 1966  50.570 -171.220  29 7.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

One of the largest earthquakes in recent years in the U.S. Felt at Adak.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  7 14 11 51 1966  59.600 -144.400   4 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 8  7 17 36 28 1966  31.740 -114.510  32 5.7   SW U.S.A

 

This earthquake of M 5.7-6.3 was widely felt throughout southern California and Arizona and was also felt at Boulder, Nevada. Plaster cracked at Blythe, Holtville and Winterhaven. A sidewalk sagged and facades of buildings were cracked at Yuma, AZ. Earth cracks were reported. Minor damage at Sonora, Mexico(broken windows etc.).

 

 8  7  8 23 38 1974  56.616 -152.315  35 5.0   Southern Alaska

 8  7 23 26 57 1977  52.407 -176.327 167 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  7 19 16 12 1980  63.310 -151.411  89 5.4   Central Alaska

 8  7  6 37 22 1984  51.306 -179.091  56 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  7 18 19 20 1992  57.589 -142.846  13 6.6   Southeast Alaska

 

This earthquake in southeastern and the Gulf of Alaska was strongly felt in the Yakutat region. Maximum intensity was V at Fort Richardson. Felt throughout most of southern and southeastern Alaska. The event was also felt in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 8 07 09 30 16 2004  51.753 -166.313   8 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 07 07 27 42 2008  53.486 -167.470  32 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8 07 18 30 03 2008  52.190 -175.651  12 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 07 10 49 34 2009  40.310 -124.637  16 5.0   Off coast of Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (III) at Ferndale, Petrolia and Whitethorn; (II) at Arcata, Eureka, Fort Bragg, Fortuna, Hydesville, Loleta, McKinleyville, Redway and Rio Dell. Also felt at Bayside, Carlotta, Crescent City, Garberville, Laytonville, Mendocino, Redcrest and Trinidad.

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  6 21 11 18 1912 -14.000  167.000 260 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 8  6 22 14 24 1913 -15.800  -73.500   0 7.8   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

This earthquake destroyed the city of Caraveli. It was felt over about 30,000 sq km and destructive with intensity X in this area but with intensity VII over an area of 58,000 km sq. Caraveli is located in the Cordillera Occidental and was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1868 but reconstructed.  Ground cracks were observed. Maximum damage occurred to buildings in En Atico, Ocona and En Cailloma. Destruction occurred throughout central Peru. Less than 50 were confirmed dead.

 

 8  6  4 10 42 1914  -6.000  123.000 600 7.0   Flores Island area

 8  6 13 13  0 1915  44.000  150.000  60 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

 8  6 23 36 59 1942  14.000  -91.000  60 8.3   Guatemala

 

Near the south Coast of Guatemala. Acatenango was destroyed. At least 9 were killed and hundreds injured. Severe damage occurred in western and central Guatemala and in eastern Mexico.

 

 8  6  0 35 37 1949 -18.500 -174.500  70 7.5   Tonga Islands

 8  6  8 31 28 1955 -21.000 -178.000 360 7.0   Tonga Islands

 8  6 15 43 52 1983  40.140   24.750   2 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Damage occurred on Limnos and in monasteries at Mount Athos. Felt with intensity up to VII in Greece, Bulgaria and western Turkey.

 

 8  6 19  6 39 1984  32.380  132.155  33 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

This earthquake was felt with maximum intensity VI in Shikoku, Japan and generated an 18-cm tsunami which was observed around Nobeoka. Nine were injured on Kyushu.

 

 8  6  0 36 25 1988  25.149   95.127  91 7.3   Myanmar

 

More than 35 were killed and about 50 injured in the earthquake and subsequent seiche on Jamuna River, Bangladesh which caused a ferry boat to capsize. Damage was considerable in northeastern India. Landslides were common. Additional damage occurred in Burma. The earthquake was felt from Bangladesh, NE India, Burma and Nepal.

 

  8  6  7 27 13 2000  28.856  139.556 395 7.3   Bonin Islands

 

This deep focus earthquake was felt throughout much of Honshu, Japan and as far north as Aomori Prefecture, but did little damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

In 1891 on Aug. 6 an earthquake followed by a tidal wave caused extensive damage to the Cocopah Indian villages and lands along the lower Colorado.

 

 8  6 19 38  0 1916  36.670 -121.250   0 5.5   Central California

 

Chimneys fell at Paicines, Slight damage occurred at Hollister.

 

 8  6 22 16  0 1932  47.700 -122.300   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

A strong shock felt in Seattle, WA where a few chimneys fell and others were badly damaged.

 

 8  6  6 15  6 1941  55.700 -163.000 150 6.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Not reported damaging or felt.

 

 8  6  3 44 32 1959  47.800 -119.900   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in central Washington State near Chelan where chimneys and bricks fell and dishes broke. Similar damage was observed at Waterville.  Landslides were common.

 

 8  6 10 46 29 1964  43.400 -126.700  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  6 18 24 49 1964  56.620 -152.590  39 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  6 23 29 17 1973  33.986 -119.475  17 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake located off the coast of southern California near Anacapa Island with maximum intensity V was felt over about 8,000 sq. km area from Carpenteria to Santa Barbara and in Los Angeles. Rockslides and landslides were observed on Anacapa Island. Windows cracked at Oxnard and pavement cracked at Carpenteria.

 

 8  6  2 37 42 1974  60.247 -153.324 136 5.0   Central Alaska

 8  6  3 50 30 1975  39.479 -121.524   7 5.1   Central California

 

Aftershock of Oroville mainshock on Aug. 1. This event was felt with intensity V at Hamilton City and throughout Butte County.

 

 8  6 16 41 52 1975  39.497 -121.529   8 5.2   Central California

 8  6 17  5 22 1979  37.110 -121.511   7 5.9   Central California

 

This earthquake was located in the Gilroy-Hollister area and did damage estimated at $0.5 million (U.S. Dollars) in the epicentral area. The press reported 16 were injured. Buildings in Gilroy suffered damaged including caved in ceilings, plaster cracks, and chimneys fallen. Similar damage was observed in Hollister. Ground displacement was observed on the Calaveras Fault Zone from Hollister to Anderson Lake (about 40 km). Settlement of the ground and slumping were common.

 

 8  6  4 53 58 1982  51.545 -175.915  35 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6 16 33 58 1983  60.513 -153.140 134 5.3   Central Alaska

 8  6 14 53 14 1988  55.119 -156.742  34 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 8  6 13 17 43 1989  60.190 -141.130   7 5.5   Central Alaska

 8  6  1  2 52 1994  51.085 -179.172  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6  8 48  3 1995  52.090 -174.870  72 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  6 15 22 49 1998  51.660 -177.280  45 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 06 19 53 11 2002  61.416 -150.355  55 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC)  Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Seward and Wasilla; (II) at Cordova.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  5  0 10  0 1897  38.300  143.300  60 7.7   So. of Honshu

 

Some damage occurred at at Ayukawa by the earthquake. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 3 meters at Okkirai, Hirota, Onagawa, Ayukawa.

 

 8  5 21 13 55 1927  37.933  142.117  20 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Some damage occurred at Fukushima and Miyagi by the earthquake. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 15 cm at Hababuchi and 1 meter at Aomori with a recession as first motion of the sea.

 

 8  5 14 24  0 1947  25.100   63.400  60 7.6   Pakistan

 8  5 19  8 47 1949  -1.250  -78.370  60 7.1   Ecuador

 

Destructive at Ambato, Guano, Pelileo, Patate and Pillaro, Ecuador. 4000 to 6000 killed. Approximately $7 million U.S. Dollars damage. Topographical changes were observed along with large landslides.

 

 8  5  9 16 48 1950 -50.000  164.000  33 7.3   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 8  5 11  5 60 1964 -32.370 -179.370 288 7.0   So. Kermadec Islands

 8  5  2 13 10 1969   1.296  126.196  34 7.2   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Violent earthquake in the Molucca Sea. Felt at Manado, Celebes.

 

 8  5  1 58 52 1971  -0.853  -22.130  33 7.0   Central Mid-Atlantic

 

This earthquake occurred on the Atlantic median ridge near the equator.  Events of M>=7 are seldom reached on ocean ridges.

 

 8  5 20 32 53 1982 -12.597  165.931  31 7.5   Vanuatu Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  5 22 38 22 1996 -20.650 -178.260 539 7.4   Tonga Islands

 

Felt with intensity II on Raoul, Kermadec Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8  5  1 31 36 1910  42.000 -127.000   0 6.8   North Pacific Ocean

 

Felt along the coast of Oregon. One of the largest historical earthquakes in this area.

 

 8  5  0 11  6 1930  39.750 -127.420   1 5.3   Off Coast California

 8  5 11 25  0 1930  34.500 -119.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

At Santa Barbara. Windows broke and walls cracked at Ventura.  Felt over 9000 sq. miles.

 

 8  5 13 51  9 1971  55.718 -164.920  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8  5  0 54 10 1974  52.288 -173.377  88 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  5 14 47 54 1990  51.751 -175.290  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  5 18 28 10 1994  51.134 -179.294  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  5 18 40 22 1994  51.082 -179.415  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 05 00 56 53 2005  51.235 -178.254  23 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  4  0  0  0 1856  16.000  -88.000  33 7.5   Belize  

 

Strong earthquake in Belize, Felt V at Masaya, Nicaragua and Nindiri.

 

 8  4 22 41 15 1914  43.500   91.500  60 7.3   Mongolia

 

Felt strongly in Xinjiang, China. Also damage in Weiwoer, Zizhiqu, Provinces.

 

 8  4 18 26 16 1928  16.000  -97.000  60 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt Strongly in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

 8  4 17 51  5 1946  18.920  -68.940   0 8.1   Puerto Rico

 

This earthquake was located off northern Dominican Republic. Destructive throughout most of the Republic and felt sharply in Puerto Rico and the Mona Passage. Maximum intensity in Puerto Rico was VI at Comerico Plants and Maricao.  In Dominican Republic several were killed by falling buildings. A tsunami was generated which killed nearly 2000 according to records kept silent for more than 50 years. The tsunami waves were observed on tide gages at Daytona Beach, FLA; Atlantic City, N.J and Bermuda among other local areas.

 

 8  4 18 59 17 1998  -0.479  -80.233   0 7.1   Ecuador

 

 

More than 50 % of building at Bahia de Carquez-Canoa were destroyed. Infrastructure(lights, electricity telephone) was disruptive. Forty injured and at least three killed. Damage occurred through Manabi Province. Landslides were common.  Felt in Ecuador and Colombia.

 

 8  4 21 13  3 2000  48.786  142.246  10 7.1   So. Kurils

 

Very damaging in the Uglegorsk and Makarov area. Nearly 1400 buildings were damaged, 8 injured and about 20,000 homeless. Landslides destroyed roads in the epicentral area. Estimated damage about $1 million U.S. dollars. From in Hokkaido, Japan and throughout Sakhalin Island.

 

 8 04 04 37 20 2003 -60.532  -43.411  10 7.6   Scotia Sea

 

Minor damage at Orcadas Base on Laurie Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 8  4  4 13  0 1916  41.500 -117.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Objects were thrown from shelves at Winnemucca, Rebel Creek, Elko and McDermitt, Nevada.

 

 8  4 12 24  0 1927  33.830 -118.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Minor damage occurred in Santa Monica Bay. Felt for more than 85 km around the epicenter.

 

 8  4  7 36 59 1959  37.350 -118.550  10 5.3   California/Nevada area

 

West of Bishop, CA. This was the mainshock of a series of quakes. Landslides were observed and furniture moved at Bishop.

 

 8  4 10 23 29 1969  51.400 -179.600  41 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  4  1 28 31 1972  51.503 -178.466  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage occurred at Adak Island.

 

 8  4  9 48 11 1972  56.230 -135.640  18 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 8  4 11 38  8 1972  56.190 -135.424  18 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V in southeastern in Alaska at Gustavus, Petersburg and Sitka.  No damage was reported.

 

 8  4 21 46  3 1984  41.660 -124.440  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 8  4 12  1 56 1985  36.144 -120.152  11 5.9   Central California

 

Six were injured at Avenal when houses and stores were damaged. Damage included porch collapse at two houses, crack and broken chimneys, windows and glassware and objects thrown from shelves. The quake was felt over an area of about 97,000 sq. km.  Hanging objects swung strongly. Large objects moved easily and water tanks were cracked.

 

 8  4  6 13 10 1992  43.454 -127.169  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  4 14 27 41 1992  43.468 -127.014  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 8 04 07 45 47 2006  52.121  171.035  10 5.5   Near Islands, Aleutians

 8 04 12 58 24 2010  51.423 -178.649  27 6.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 8 04 13 22 27 2013  49.661 -127.429  10 5.3   Off coast of Washington

 

Intensity V was reported from Port Alice, B.C. and II-III was felt in Campbell River, Nanaimo and Port MacNeill, and II in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Other communities feeling the quake included Port Hardy, Tahsis, Sointula and Alert Bay.  The shaking woke many from their early morning sleep. Lesser shaking of intensity I-II occurred in Washington and was reported from Vashon, Seattle and Arlington, Washington. Earthquakes Canada reported shaking across the northern portions of Vancouver Island. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from this quake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  3  0  0  0 1361  33.400  135.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A very strong earthquake in the Nankaido and Kinai areas caused great loss of life and (about 500 killed in the earthquake) triggered a deadly tsunami.  This tsunami caused the sea to recede for about an hour before returning. As it returned it caused 500-600 deaths at Nambaura, Osaka and washes away about 1700 houses in the village of Yukiminato, Awa which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. 60 were drowned at Awa. The Yunomine Hot Spring in Wakayama Prefecture stopped after the earthquake.

 

 8  3  1 30  2 1916  -4.000  144.500  60 7.5   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt along the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

 

 8  3  1 10  1 1935   4.500   96.300  60 7.0   Nicobar Islands

 8  3  3  8  6 1961  18.500  -66.900   0 7.1   Puerto Rico

 

Earthquakes was not damaging in the area because of the intermediate depth.

 

 8  3  8 56 17 1962 -23.300  -68.100 107 7.1   Coast No. Chile

 

No damage due to intermediate depth.

 

 8  3  4 54 34 1968  25.650  128.283 100 7.3   Ryukyu Islands

 

Strongly felt with maximum intensity VI on Okinawa.

 

 8  3 18 11 16 1978 -26.518  -70.664  49 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

Thirteen injured and major damage occurred in the Copiapo-Talta area.

 

 8  3 11 31 15 1989  22.500  123.200   0 7.1   Taiwan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  3  6 49  0 1903  37.330 -121.920   0 5.5   Central California

 

Earthquake in Santa Clara County. Damage occurred to buildings and chimneys at San Jose which was most heavy at Mount Hamilton. Felt from San Francisco, Oakland, to Santa Rosa, Yosemite and Fresno.

 

 8  3 13 50  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 8  3 14 21  0 1916  41.500 -116.500   0 5.8   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt at Winnemucca, Nevada. Objects fell from shelves at Elko and McDermitt.

 

 8  3 13 32 30 1938  43.000 -127.500   0 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 8  3  6 39 42 1955  38.000 -107.300   0 5.0   Colorado area

 

Earthquake in southwestern Colorado. Chimneys cracked at Lake City. People woke at Silberton, Ouray and Telluride. Some ground cracking was observed.

 

 8  3  6  8 30 1959  33.000  -79.500  10 5.5   Southeast U.S.

 

This earthquake occurred near Charleston, South Carolina and dismayed people from South Carolina to Georgia. Minor damage (chimneys and plaster cracking and falling objects) was observed in Charleston, Summerville and Wadmalaw Island. Plaster cracked as far away as Augusta, Georgia. Deep rumbling noises were heard during the earthquake.

 

 8  3  9 13 49 1965  56.600 -159.700  47 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  3 23 17  7 1967  53.630 -170.080 184 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  4 40 55 1972  51.199 -178.119  49 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Minor damage occurred at Adak.

 

 8  3  6 59 45 1972  51.134 -178.141  35 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  7  3 14 1972  51.160 -177.990  38 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  3 57  6 1973  53.200 -169.728 115 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  1  3  6 1975  39.490 -121.520   0 5.0   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Oroville.

 

 8  3  6 35 18 1975  36.448 -120.453  19 5.2   Central California

 

In northern California the earthquake caused slight damage at Firebaugh in Fresno County and Three Rocks. A waterline broke and cracks were found in plaster. Some churches were damaged.

 

 8  3  7 11 44 1980  52.100 -169.440   0 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  7 12 32 1980  52.451 -170.020  40 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 18 17 15 1980  53.290 -170.083   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3  2 39 29 1986  51.431 -174.173  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 13 29 14 1986  51.250 -176.639  21 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 13 44 55 1986  51.112 -176.706  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  3 20  8 21 1986  51.177 -176.834  35 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 8  3  0 49  3 1991  40.500 -124.730   5 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 8  3  7 20  2 1993  51.460 -131.540   5 6.2   British Colombia

 

Felt with maximum magnitude IV at Bella Bella. Felt strong on the Goose Group Islands.

 

 8  3 13  4  1 1993  51.279 -130.291  10 5.1   British Colombia

 8  3 15 39 15 1998  54.137 -162.824  56 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8 03 04 10 50 2003  56.113 -153.323  17 5.7   Kodiak Island Region, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  2 15  0  0 1361  33.000  135.000   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A very strong earthquake in the Nankaido and Kinai areas caused great loss of life and (about 500 killed in the earthquake) triggered a deadly tsunami.  This tsunami caused the sea to recede for about an hour before returning. As it returned it caused 500-600 deaths at Nambaura, Osaka and washes away about 1700 houses in the village of Yukiminato, Awa which was completely destroyed by the tsunami. 60 were drowned at Awa. The Yunomine Hot Spring in Wakayama Prefecture stopped after the earthquake.

 

 8  2 11 41 26 1941 -28.500 -178.000  60 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 8  2 19 18 48 1946 -26.500  -70.500  60 7.9   Coast Central Chile

 

Severe damage in northern Chile. Two killed. The depth was at about 100 km so damage was limited.

 

 8  2 13 19 56 1965 -56.200  157.900  33 7.1   Macquarie Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  2 14  6 44 1968  16.588  -97.696  40 7.1   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt with intensity VII in Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico. Up to $2.4 million(U.S. dollars) damage. 18 were killed. Up to 5% of the houses at Pinotepa Nacional were destroyed 50% were eventually torn down. Severe damage at Ometepec. A small tsunami was generated and recorded at Acapulco. Mexico City more than 350 km from the epicenter suffered appreciable damage. Some large buildings were considerably damaged. At least 10 buildings were destroyed in Mexico City and 40 people were injured. Electricity and other infrastructure in Mexico was not working. Source: Annual Summary of Information on Natural Disasters, UNESCO, 1969.

 

 

 8  2  7 24 55 1971  41.233  143.700  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Strong earthquake with slight damage in southern Hokkaido. Largest intensity was VIII at Arakawa and felt as far south as Tokyo. The event generated a tsunami with maximum height of 20 cm at Hiroo.

 

 8  2 10 55 26 1976 -20.600  169.300  52 7.1   Loyalty Islands

 8  2 12 55 29 1996 -10.769  161.445  33 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with maximum intensity up to IV at Honiara.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  2  7 13  8 1934  61.500 -147.500  25 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Earthquake in south-central Alaska. This event caused dishes to break and small objects to overturn at Anchorage. Source: Earthquake History of the United States, NOAA.

 

 8  2 20 44 46 1945  53.870 -133.350   0 6.3   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt. Source: Seismic Activity in Canada, West of the 113th Meridian 1841-1951, Milne.

 

 8  2 10 18 53 1954  39.420 -118.530   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 8  2 22 17 26 1963  40.500 -125.100  33 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 8  2  3  4 17 1964  56.100 -156.100  33 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 8  2  8 36 17 1964  56.200 -149.900  28 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 8  2 10 18 20 1975  53.477 -161.386  46 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 20 22 16 1975  39.440 -121.460   0 5.3   Central California

 8  2 20 59  3 1975  39.430 -121.470   0 5.3   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Oroville. Part of a strong sequence in the area.

 

 8  2  7  7 18 1980  52.217 -169.447  38 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 10 46 11 1980  51.940 -169.180  16 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 8  2  6 37  6 1986  51.314 -175.992  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 19 58 33 1986  54.300 -172.800   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8  2 23 18 47 1991  56.950 -157.520  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  2  6  5 14 1999  37.366 -117.020   5 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershock of mainshock on August 1, 1999.  Felt at Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Fallon, Goldfield, Las Vegas, and Tonopah, Nevada.

 

 

 8 02 03 21 42 2007  51.307 -179.971  21 6.7   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

The following events of Mw>=7 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  1  0  0  0 1786  29.900  102.300   0 7.5   Myanmar

 

Moderate earthquake in Southern China. Felt with IX with moderate damage.  Up to 431 killed.

 

 8  1 15  0  0 1819  35.020  136.030   0 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Felt with intensity VIII-IX in the Kyoto region of Honshu, Japan. Also at Ise and Mino.

 

 8  1 17 10 57 1913  47.500  155.500  30 7.3   NE Pacific

 

Felt in the Russian Kuril Islands.

 

 8  1 15  8 24 1940  44.300  139.500  40 7.7   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Epicenter under the eastern Sea of Japan. A tsunami was generated. 10 were killed, 20 houses and 644 ships washed away. 612 additional vessels were damaged. Damage was also located at Haboro and in northestern Korea.  Maximum tsunami height was 3 meters at Rishiri.

 

 8  1 12 34  5 1942 -40.950  175.800  55 7.1   So. Island, N.Z.

 

s earthquake was similar in effects to that of June 24 five weeks earlier.  Damage occurred to chimneys repainted after the previous earthquake. In Wellington chimneys fell and additional damage was revealed in buildings which had not been recognized after the June 24 event. Some minor faulting appears to have occurred near Alfredton and a minor fault moved in the Aorangi Mountains. Maximum intensity was up to VII in the area northeast of Wellington.

 

 8  1 14 30  5 1942 -48.000   99.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 

 

In the ocean southwest of Australia. May have been related to the Wellington New Zealand event less than two hours earlier.

 

 8  1 16 18 41 1943 -20.000  170.000 230 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 

Not reported felt.

 

 8  1  2 20 54 1960  27.500   55.000   0 7.0   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 8  1 21  2 60 1966  30.000   68.700  33 7.0   Afghanistan

 

The largest of a series of earthquakes in the area that began in February.  This event caused damage near Quetta and destroyed about 1300 houses in 45 villages in the Kuki Tehsil. Two were killed and up to 15 injured.

 

 8  1 20 19 22 1968  16.500  122.267  36 7.7   Luzon, Philippines

 

This earthquake was destructive in northern Luzon with maximum intensity VI at Manila, Infanta, Baguia and Aparri. Landslides were observed in Casiguran near the epicenter. Manila was considerably damaged. A six-story tower the "Ruby Tower" collapsed burying several hundred people. 216 were killed and several hundred were injured. Followed by a strong aftershock sequence.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

Following are events of Mb>=5 which have occurred in this region on this date.

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 8  1  7 45  0 1900  39.953 -112.114   0 5.7   Utah area

 

Deep shafts of mines twisted and could not be operated. Dishes fell from shelves. Plaster fell, dishes broke and chimneys were thrown down at Goshen.  At Santaquin house made from Adobe was split in two. People were thrown from their beds.

 

 8  1  3 30  0 1902  34.600 -120.400   0 6.3   Off So. California

 

This was a strong aftershock of the Santa Barbara County quake of July 27.  The shock completed the ruin of buildings which was begun in the first quake.  Nearly all homes in Los Alamos were damaged. Cracks and fissures were seen in the ground. Water table changes were observed.

 

 8  1 13  4 30 1952  34.900 -118.950   0 5.1   So. California

 8  1  1 48 19 1956  65.840 -133.470  15 5.8   Yukon Territory, Canada

 8  1  5 10 35 1974  56.622 -153.963  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 8  1  5 55 37 1974  56.592 -152.217  23 5.7   Southern Alaska

 8  1 20 20 14 1975  39.497 -121.474  14 5.7   Central California

 8  1 21 21 51 1975  39.442 -121.528   8 5.3   Central California

 

These were the mainshocks of a series of earthquakes that occurred on this date.  Structural damage occurred to schools, hospitals and homes in Oroville and Thermolito. Damage included cracked plaster, broken windows and light fixtures.  This event was associated with the first recorded surface cracking in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

 

 8  1 10 50 25 1979  41.054 -127.231   5 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 8  1 16 38 56 1980  37.550 -118.890   0 5.4   California/Nevada area

 8  1 16 47 48 1980  37.532 -118.846   5 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8  1 17 31 54 1980  37.574 -118.881   7 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

The largest of these events was felt over an area of about 40,000 sq. km of Nevada and California. At Mammoth Lakes dishes, windows and doors rattled, some cracked. A jar of Mayonnaise fell from the shelf and Some rock slides were observed on slopes and hiking trails.

 

 8  1 23  7 15 1980  59.617 -148.937  26 5.7   Southern Alaska

 8  1  1 42 16 1981  60.115 -153.159 108 5.1   Central Alaska

 8  1 14 28 18 1986  37.513 -118.395   9 5.2   California/Nevada area

 8  1 21  5 39 1986  51.416 -174.353  27 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV in Adak.

 

 8  1 13 45 25 1992  57.084 -155.298  56 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 8  1  4 17 14 1999  37.351 -117.059   6 5.0   California/Nevada area

 8  1 12 47 50 1999  51.520 -176.273  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt strongly on Adak.

 

 8  1 16  6 24 1999  37.342 -117.020  12 5.7   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Fallon, Goldfield, Las Vegas, and Tonopah, Nevada. Also felt in California at Big Pine, Ghisho, and as far south as Ridgecrest, Fresno, Death Valley Junction and Yermo. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

 8  1 20 10 56 1999  52.339 -173.355  53 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 8 01 18 20 05 2011  51.792 -171.267  41 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians