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

 

 1 16 11  0  0 1644   7.400  -72.700   0 7.0   Colombia

 

Severe damage in Colombia at Pamploma and Herran and in Venezuela at Merida, Tariba, San Critobal and Trujillo. Maximum intensity X with many killed. Many buildings were completely ruined including many important buildings. Thousands were left homeless. Strong aftershocks continued for ar least a month.

 

 1 16 21 38  0 1924 -21.000 -176.000 350 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1 16 23 37 41 1956  -0.500  -80.200  33 7.3   Ecuador

 

Damage was observed at Guayaquil, Ecuador. A bridge between Andres Vera and Portoviejo collapsed causing considerable disruption in commerce with this industrial towns. Electrical cables were cut and buildings were damaged at Otavalo, Atuntaqui and Cotacachi.

 

 1 16 15 40 50 1961  36.400  140.600   0 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 

Strong earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan in the Ibaraki Prefecture.  Felt widely over much of eastern Honshu. A strong aftershock sequence occurred with at least six aftershocks of M>=6. A tsunami was generated. Maximum  height at Onahama at 42 cm. Two aftershocks also generated tsunamis of height 40 cm.

 

 1 16 20 46 52 1995  34.583  135.018  22 6.9   Off SOUTH COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

 

This earthquake killed more than 5500 people and injured nearly 37,000 while causing extensive damage with maximum intensity to X in Kobe and Awaji-shima. A landslide killed 38 at Nishinomiya. Over 200,000 buildings were damage or destroyed. More than 300,000 homeless. Fires and power outages were common near the epicentral. Liquefaction was observed in the epicentral region.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 16  0  0  0 1840  37.000 -122.100   0 6.3   Central California

 

An earthquake was reported at Santa Cruz, California where a church tower and several houses collapsed. A tsunami was reportedly generated which carried away roofing material as far inland as 182 meters. The church tower may have collapsed because of the water from the tsunami. Maximum intensity IX. Some have questioned whether this was a true tsunami.

 

 1 16 23  0  0 1855  44.000  -71.000   0 5.0   New England

 1 16  0 24 34 1930  34.200 -116.900   0 5.2   So. California

 

Earthquake at Fawnskin and Summit, California. Widely felt as far as Los Angeles. A strong aftershock followed.

 

 1 16  2 20 31 1944  40.283 -125.117   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt with intensity IV at Upper Mattole. Also felt at Ferndale.

 

 1 16  1 31 26 1959  52.300 -171.100  41 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 16 16 50 43 1959  51.980 -131.210   0 5.4   British Colombia

 1 16 20 49 31 1960  63.300 -150.400 125 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Light shock felt at College, Alaska.

 

 1 16  8  5 39 1970  60.280 -152.660  85 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 1 16  9 57 38 1973  54.051 -165.482  75 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Cape Sarichef, Unimak Island and with intensity II also at Nikolski, Umnak Island.

 

 1 16  7 13 28 1979  52.520 -167.890  18 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 16 12 57 22 1990  43.830 -126.780   9 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 16 20  8 25 1990  40.670 -125.310   3 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

Minor damage occurred at Honey Dew with maximum intensity VII. Damage also at  Garberville, Redway and Whitethorn. Felt in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity counties, California.

 

 1 16  6 29 33 1993  36.930 -121.550   5 5.0   Central California

 

Minor damage was observed at Gilroy with intensity V also at Ben Lomond and San Bruno. Felt north to Santa Rosa and south to Monterey County. Also felt at Sacramento and Modesto.

 

 1 16 18 14 49 1995  51.200  179.100  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 16 18 42 17 1995  51.300 -179.200  33 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 16 13 47 11 1998  54.140 -165.943 134 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV on Akutan and Unalaska.

 

 1 16  3  1  2 1999  50.749 -169.920  34 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 16 10 44 43 1999  56.163 -147.378  10 6.1   Southern Alaska

 1 16 14 18 18 2000  57.391 -154.194  46 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 15 12 56  0 1908  36.000  142.000  60 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 1 15  1 50 40 1931  16.100  -96.640   0 8.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Destructive in Oaxaca. Followed by a widely felt aftershock the next day. Maximum intensity X.

 

 1 15  8 43 18 1934  26.500   86.500  60 8.4   India

 

One of the great earthquakes of the 20th century. This earthquake is also known as the Bihar-Nepal earthquake. Maximum intensity X in a belt about 120X35 km long. At Mongyhr to the Nepal Valley to the north. Strong shaking of intensity IX occurred in a much larger area known as the "slump belt" because buildings and other structures throughout the area tilted and slumped in to the alluvium but did not break apart. Subsidence of roads and railroads were also marked. Embankments of 6 feet sank to the ground level. Uplift also occurred in many areas so that the highs were brought down and the low elevations were raised to ground level. In the area of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga houses were razed to the ground. Fissures were observed and were partially filled by sand. At Champaran one was measured at 15 feet deep, 30 feet wide and 300 yards long and remained open. Ground water was disturbed and spectacular fountains were observed. Ground waves were observed. The entire town of Monghyr was completed ruined with no houses remaining standing. About 1260 were killed here. At least 7253 were known deadwith 3400 in the Nepal Valley. The toll was  reduced since the earthquake occurred in early afternoon when many people were outdoors.

 

 1 15 23 49 30 1944 -31.300  -68.800  50 7.8   Central Chile

 

Destructive at San Juan, Argentina. 8000 killed, 12,000 injured. More than $100,000,000 (about $1 billion U.S. 2005 dollars) in damage.

 

 1 15 19 14 29 1958 -16.500  -71.500  60 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

An important destructive earthquake in the Andes of Peru. In the villages around Arequipa - Miraflores and Tiabaya were nearly leveled. 29 died and 150 were injured. 70% of buildings in Arequipa were destroyed or damaged. Water pipes broke and cracks appeared in buildings.

 

 1 15  9 30 24 1960 -15.000  -75.000 150 7.0   Central Peru

 

Five were reported injured and damage occurred in the province of Ica.

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes which began on Jan. 13 and lasterd through Jan. 15. Major damage occurred in southern Peru. At Arequipa 90% of buildings were damaged most beyond repair. Houses collapsed killing inhabitants. Fires destroyed additional housing. Water pipes broke. At Tiabaya, Pancarpata and Sabania there were casualties. The village of Chuquibamba was almost completely destroyed. Up to 63 dead and 200 injured. The railroad tracks from Cuzco to Arequipa were destroyed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height at Ancon. 30 died at Chuquibamba. Many roads were blocked by avalanches. The spray from the tsunami reached the top of the ten-story homes in Ancon. This was part of the strong sequence of earthquakes in South America in the early part of 1960 which culminated in the great Chile quakes of May, 1960.

 

 

 1 15 11  6  4 1993  43.030  143.810 112 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Two people were killed and more than 600 injured at Kushiro, Hokkaido and

in northern Honshu. Damage was significant with maximum intensity VIII. Felt from Tokyo and Yokohama on the south to Aomori and Akita on the north. Also felt in the Kuril Islands. Landslides and ground subsidence were observed in the epicentral area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 15  4 40  0 1936  44.000 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at south entrance, Yellowstone National Park. Several chimneys were cracked.

 

 1 15 22 31 56 1946  40.500 -117.300   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 1 15 11 59 59 1966  59.460 -144.490  33 5.4   Southeast Alaska

 1 15  4 15 50 1976  58.294 -151.199 113 5.1   Southern Alaska

 1 15 12 50 49 1983  55.730 -153.675  23 5.2   Southern Alaska

 1 15  7 10 53 1984  56.685 -152.376  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1 15 12 28 38 1984  56.890 -152.710   3 5.5   Southern Alaska

 1 15  5 29  3 1990  37.988 -118.210   5 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Lee Vining and Mono City, California. Also felt at Benton, 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

 

 1 15 12 56  0 1908  36.000  142.000  60 7.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 1 15  1 50 40 1931  16.100  -96.640   0 8.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Destructive in Oaxaca. Followed by a widely felt aftershock the next day. Maximum intensity X.

 

 1 15  8 43 18 1934  26.500   86.500  60 8.4   India

 

One of the great earthquakes of the 20th century. This earthquake is also known as the Bihar-Nepal earthquake. Maximum intensity X in a belt about 120X35 km long. At Mongyhr to the Nepal Valley to the north. Strong shaking of intensity IX occurred in a much larger area known as the "slump belt" because buildings and other structures throughout the area tilted and slumped in to the alluvium but did not break apart. Subsidence of roads and railroads were also marked. Embankments of 6 feet sank to the ground level. Uplift also occurred in many areas so that the highs were brought down and the low elevations were raised to ground level. In the area of Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga houses were razed to the ground. Fissures were observed and were partially filled by sand. At Champaran one was measured at 15 feet deep, 30 feet wide and 300 yards long and remained open. Ground water was disturbed and spectacular fountains were observed. Ground waves were observed. The entire town of Monghyr was completed ruined with no houses remaining standing. About 1260 were killed here. At least 7253 were known deadwith 3400 in the Nepal Valley. The toll was  reduced since the earthquake occurred in early afternoon when many people were outdoors.

 

 1 15 23 49 30 1944 -31.300  -68.800  50 7.8   Central Chile

 

Destructive at San Juan, Argentina. 8000 killed, 12,000 injured. More than $100,000,000 (about $1 billion U.S. 2005 dollars) in damage.

 

 1 15 19 14 29 1958 -16.500  -71.500  60 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

An important destructive earthquake in the Andes of Peru. In the villages around Arequipa - Miraflores and Tiabaya were nearly leveled. 29 died and 150 were injured. 70% of buildings in Arequipa were destroyed or damaged. Water pipes broke and cracks appeared in buildings.

 

 1 15  9 30 24 1960 -15.000  -75.000 150 7.0   Central Peru

 

Five were reported injured and damage occurred in the province of Ica.

Part of a sequence of major earthquakes which began on Jan. 13 and lasterd through Jan. 15. Major damage occurred in southern Peru. At Arequipa 90% of buildings were damaged most beyond repair. Houses collapsed killing inhabitants. Fires destroyed additional housing. Water pipes broke. At Tiabaya, Pancarpata and Sabania there were casualties. The village of Chuquibamba was almost completely destroyed. Up to 63 dead and 200 injured. The railroad tracks from Cuzco to Arequipa were destroyed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height at Ancon. 30 died at Chuquibamba. Many roads were blocked by avalanches. The spray from the tsunami reached the top of the ten-story homes in Ancon. This was part of the strong sequence of earthquakes in South America in the early part of 1960 which culminated in the great Chile quakes of May, 1960.

 

 

 1 15 11  6  4 1993  43.030  143.810 112 7.4   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Two people were killed and more than 600 injured at Kushiro, Hokkaido and

in northern Honshu. Damage was significant with maximum intensity VIII. Felt from Tokyo and Yokohama on the south to Aomori and Akita on the north. Also felt in the Kuril Islands. Landslides and ground subsidence were observed in the epicentral area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 15  4 40  0 1936  44.000 -110.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at south entrance, Yellowstone National Park. Several chimneys were cracked.

 

 1 15 22 31 56 1946  40.500 -117.300   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 1 15 11 59 59 1966  59.460 -144.490  33 5.4   Southeast Alaska

 1 15  4 15 50 1976  58.294 -151.199 113 5.1   Southern Alaska

 1 15 12 50 49 1983  55.730 -153.675  23 5.2   Southern Alaska

 1 15  7 10 53 1984  56.685 -152.376  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1 15 12 28 38 1984  56.890 -152.710   3 5.5   Southern Alaska

 1 15  5 29  3 1990  37.988 -118.210   5 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Lee Vining and Mono City, California. Also felt at Benton, 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

 

 1 14  0  0  0 1546  32.000   35.500   0 7.0   Israel

 

Severe damage at Nabulus, Salt and at Al Karak , Jordan. A tsunami was generated.

 

 1 14  2 36  0 1899  20.000 -110.000   0 7.0   Gulf of California

 

Followed on Jan. 24 by a destructive earthquake in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

 

 1 14  1 47 36 1903  15.000  -98.000  60 8.3   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico. No report of damage but some probably occurred.

 

 1 14 20 50  0 1924  35.500  139.200  10 7.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Severe damage at Sagamo, Honshu. 14 killed.

 

 1 14  5 36 30 1936 -60.000  -22.000  50 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

 1 14 15 56 35 1976 -29.208 -177.886  69 7.8   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Damage on Raoul with intensity VIII.

 

 1 14 16 47 34 1976 -28.427 -177.657  33 8.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum height 45 cm at Suva, Fiji and 6 cm at Apia, Samoa,

Islands. Damage occurred on Raoul Island.

 

 1 14  3 24 39 1978  34.767  139.250   0 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

21 killed, 119 injured and four people missing. Damage occurred at Yokohama and Oshima. 94 houses were destroyed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 34 cm at Shima Island and 62 cm at Okada.

 

 1 14 11  3 50 1987  42.533  142.932 119 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Kushiro. Also felt at Hiroo, Nemuro, Hachinohe and Morioka. Also fel at Tokyo and Yokohama, 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

 

 1 14 21 32 38 1943  45.250  -69.600   0 5.4   Maine

 

Felt in the Dover and Foxcroft area of Maine. Also felt at Old Town. Plaster cracked at Lisbon nearly 100 km from the epicenter. Felt in parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

 

 1 14 14  8 52 1956  51.800 -172.900  64 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 14 16 38 56 1961  53.900 -163.700  41 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 14 12 40 50 1968  52.610 -171.290  44 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 14 17 43  6 1968  52.650 -171.250   3 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Nikolski and Umnak Island.

 

 1 14 21 43 58 1976  36.007 -120.272  11 5.1   Central California

 

Plaster cracked and a light fixture fell at Avenal.

 

 1 14 18 20 48 1983  55.871 -154.218   0 6.0   Southern Alaska

 1 14  5 10 35 1985  52.364 -179.812 213 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 14  3  9 36 1986  36.501 -121.312  14 5.2   Central California

 

Maximum intensity of IV at Castroville, Chualar, Hollister, Salinas, San Ardo, San Juan Bautista and Santa Cruz. Felt from Arroyo Grande on the south to San Francisco and June Lake on the north and east. Preceded by an event of M 3.3 foreshock.

 

 1 14 19 40 46 1986  52.000 -174.300   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 13  6 52 43 1915  41.967   13.600   8 7.5   Italy

 

Extreme damage in Marsica, Abruzzi and Avezzano, Italy with maximum intensity to XI. Up to 35,000 killed.

 

 1 13  6 18 16 1916  -3.000  136.000  60 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 1 13  8 20 48 1916  -3.000  135.500  60 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

Observed at Geelvink Bay.

 

 1 13  3  0  0 1924   0.920  -77.780   0 7.0   Colombia

 1 13  0  3 13 1929  50.600  154.700 135 7.8   Northern Kurils

 

Maximum intensity VII.

 

 1 13 16 27 38 1941  -4.500  152.500  60 7.0   New Britain

 1 13  0 13 10 1954 -48.500  165.500  60 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 1 13 15 40  0 1960 -15.800  -72.800 120 7.5   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Major damage in southern Peru. At Arequipa 90% of buildings were damaged most beyond repair. Houses collapsed killing inhabitants. Fires destroyed additional housing. Water pipes broke. At Tiabaya, Pancarpata and Sabania there were casualties. The village of Chuquibamba was almost completely destroyed. Up to 63 dead and 200 injured. The railroad tracks from Cuzco to Arequipa were destoyed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height at Ancon. 30 died at Chuquibamba. Many roads were blocked by avalanches. The spray from the tsunami reached the top of the ten-story homes in Ancon.

 

 1 13  0 13  9 1965 -49.000  165.800  33 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 1 13 17 33 32 2001  13.049  -88.660  60 7.8   Coast of Central America

 

At least 844 killed, 4700 injured and more than 150,000 homes and buildings damaged in El Salvador. Large landslides in Nueva, San Salvador and Copmasagua cause about 585 of these deaths. More than 16,000 landslides were reported. Every area of El Salvador was reported to have experienced damage and injuries. Eight people were killed in Guatemala. The event was felt from Mexico to Colombia.

 

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

 

 1 13 16 17 27 1932  52.000 -179.000  25 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  2  3 43 1955  53.200 -167.400   0 6.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 1 13  2 35 46 1955  53.200 -167.400   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt in the epicentral area.

 

 1 13  1  0 38 1973  51.670 -176.952  63 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

 1 13  9 19  9 1975  52.100 -171.083  34 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  8 25 32 1978  52.748 -132.080  33 5.1   British Colombia

 

Felt lightly at Sandspit and Tasu.

 

 1 13 12 26 23 1982  40.381 -125.708  20 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt in the coastal areas of Humboldt County with maximum intensity V at Eureka.

 

 1 13  1  0 29 1988  51.520 -174.870  24 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1  1 50 1988  51.360 -174.706  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1  9 35 1988  51.710 -174.450  23 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1 16 58 1988  50.800 -172.200   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  3 58  3 1988  51.509 -174.703  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  6 55 50 1988  51.407 -174.685  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 13  1 24 48 1989  54.191 -161.396  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 13 20  5 10 1990  27.602 -115.091  10 5.1   Gulf of California

 1 13 13  8 42 2001  40.740 -125.284   6 5.6   North Pacific Ocean

 

Felt with intensity IV at Ferndale and Rio Dell. Also felt along most of the coast of Northern California from Crescent City to Trinidad and Garberville  and Eureka.

 

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

 

 1 12  7 19  0 1862  52.300  106.700  40 7.5   So. Siberia

 

Felt with intensity X at Lake Baykal.  A strong foreshock caused damaged in Irkutsk. People and cattle were knocked from their feet water spewed from wells up to 7 meters high. Fissures formed and water with silt and sand flowed. Large changes in topography occurred with vertical faulting up to 8 meters. Many structures in Irkutsk were damaged. Ice on lakes fissured and cracked all over.  Arches in Churches were mostly cracked. Frozen ground split at Angara.

 

 1 12  9 28  0 1914  31.600  130.600  10 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Moderate Damage in Sakurajima with 29 killed. Accompanied by a eruption of Sakurajima Volcano. 58 killed, 120 houses destroyed and 2,148 houses burnt down by the eruption. A tsunami was generated which inundated up the Kagoshima Bay area an destroyed 13 boats and damaged 22 ships. Maximum height 2 meters.

 

 1 12 20 34 10 1931  55.400  162.700   0 7.1   E. of Kamchatka

 1 12 20 25 37 1946  59.300 -147.300  50 7.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt strongly at Cordoba and Anchorage.

 

 1 12 12  6  6 1950 -17.000 -178.500 500 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1 12 19 26 56 1995  42.928  147.430  63 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 12  3  0  0 1910  38.682 -112.149   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Windowpanes broke at Richfield, Utah. Shocks lasted three days.

 

 1 12  4 31  0 1915  34.750 -120.250   0 5.5   Off So. California

 

Well built chimneys fell at Los Alamos as well as many others. Water pipes were pulled apart. Building damage at Lompoc. An oil pipe broke at Harris. Landslides and liquefaction were common. Felt from San Jose to Los Angeles.

 

 1 12 15  2 40 1944  40.300 -124.900   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off the coast of northern California. Intensity V at Cape Mendocino, Eureka and Ferndale.

 

 1 12 20 25 37 1946  59.250 -147.250  50 7.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt Strongly at Cordova and Anchorage.

 

 1 12 20 11 37 1952  52.500 -167.500   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 12 23 33 49 1954  35.000 -119.016  16 5.9   So. California

 

Earthquake west of Wheeler Ridge, this event damaged corrugated iron buildings and water tanks at Maricope. Pipelines were cracked and power transformers fell in Tehachapi. Building walls cracked in Los Angeles, Stockton and Bakersfield. Felt in the San Joaquin Valley as far south as San Diego and the Imperial Valley.

 

 1 12  6  0 13 1964  53.200 -166.300  33 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 12 21 22 15 1975  32.756 -117.988  15 5.0   So. California

 

Plaster Cracked at Long Beach.

 

 1 12 16 33 25 1981  52.830 -166.820  20 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Umnak.

 

 1 12 12 23 18 1987  51.741 -175.855  63 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1 12  0 42 40 1988  72.913  -70.232  18 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1 12 22 17  6 1990  53.870 -131.316  19 5.3   British Colombia

 

Felt with intensity IV at Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Also felt at Ketchikan, Alaska and in the Queen Charlotte Islands and at Smithers and Terrace, 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

 

 1 11  9  7  0 1900  36.500  133.500   0 7.8   Korea

 1 11  3 35  0 1908  23.700  121.400   0 7.3   Taiwan

 

Earthquake in the Hsingkong and Hwalien area. Two killed, e houses destroyed, five homes damaged. Fissures and fault line cracks were observed.

 

 1 11 13 17  2 1913   1.500  122.000  60 7.3   Celebes Sea

 1 11  1 35 32 1946  44.883  130.617 560 7.2   NE China

 1 11  6 10  6 1982  13.752  124.358  46 7.4   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt with intensity VII at Virac, Catanduanes and Virac, with intensity V at Manila and with IV at Quezon City. A rumbling noise was heard. Animals and people panicked and water became muddy. Damage to concrete and cracks formed

in roads up to 7 feet deep. Files were scattered at a local hospital. Maximum intensity X at Bagamoc where ground cracks formed up to 50 feet long. Water spouted to a height of 20 feet. Municipal buildings were badly damaged. Landslides were common.

 

 

 1 11 20 28 26 1997  18.219 -102.756  86 7.1   Michoacan, Mexico

 

One person killed and extensive damage occurred at Arteaga. Strongly felt in Michoacan and Mexico City. Felt in Colima, Guerrero and Jalisco.

 

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

 

 1 11 23 49  0 1909  48.700 -122.800   0 6.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Earthquake in northwestern Washington State. Walls cracked at Blaine, plaster at Bellingham. At Anacortes sidewalks twisted and piers were damaged. Felt from Olympia to Aberdeen.

 

 1 11  4 29  0 1923  42.000 -120.500   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt strongly at Klamath Falls and Lakeview. Also felt at Alturas, California.

 

 1 11 17 30  0 1933  38.900 -117.800   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 1 11 22  0 49 1939  38.600 -119.400   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt southeast of Minden, NV and in east-central California and western Nevada. Damage at Coleville, CA and Gardnerville and Hudson, NV.

 

 1 11 22 53 32 1953  65.309 -133.170  15 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1 11 11 59 50 1961  51.500 -169.500   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 11  6 49 11 1962  51.400 -179.400  62 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1 11 16 57 26 1965  61.050 -151.100  37 5.1   Central Alaska

 1 11  2 12 26 1973  52.037 -169.556  14 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 11 21 41  8 1982  46.975  -66.659   7 5.5   E. of Maine

 

Aftershock of the earthquake of Jan. 9. Felt over about 125,000 sq. km of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and

Vermont. Maximum intensity VI at Caribou Maine and in New Brunswick where damage occurred to walls, merchandise, concrete bridges, underground pipes and streets. Felt by many.

 

 1 11  9  3 33 1985  51.692 -175.321  59 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1 11  0  4  3 2001  48.890 -129.310  10 6.1   Vancouver Island area

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1 10  0  0  0 1641  -1.500  -78.500   0 7.6   Ecuador

 

Associated with the eruption of the volcano Tunguarahua.

 

 1 10  8 52 38 1956 -25.800 -175.300  33 7.3   Tonga Islands

 1 10 14 22 24 1961  50.040  156.090  65 7.1   Kamchatka

 1 10 12  7  9 1970   6.825  126.737  73 7.3   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Davao, Mindanao. Also Felt strongly at Cagayan de Oroi and Hinatuan and Surigao. Also felt in Samar and Cebu Islands.

 

 1 10  7 17  4 1971  -3.132  139.697  33 8.1   West Irian, PNG

 

The epicenter occurred in a remote area which was thinly populated. At Djajapura brick walls cracked and wooden homes collapsed. A church was damaged at Sentani. Landslides occurred and mud volcanoes formed at Genjem. Some ground fissures

were observed. Felt with maximum intensity IV at Tabele in  eastern New Guinea.

 

 1 10  8 51 13 1974 -14.434  166.863  34 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VI at Vanua Lava and with intensity V in the Banks Island.

Also felt at Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island.

 

 1 10 14 38 57 1993 -59.220  -25.930  33 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

 1 10 16  2 44 2001  57.078 -153.211  33 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

This earthquake was felt with intensity VI at Kodiak and also in Anchorage and Seward.

 

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

 

 1 10 13  0  0 1910  38.682 -112.149   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Window panes broke at Richfield, Utah.

 

 1 10  8 10  0 1935  36.000 -112.100   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Windows broke, plaster cracked and minor rockslides occurred at Grand Canyon, Arizona.

 

 1 10  0 45 50 1948  42.000 -127.000   0 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 10  2 52 31 1953  27.500 -114.400  33 5.7   Gulf of California

 

Felt in San Diego. Windows creaked. Rumbling earthquake sound was heard.

 

 1 10  8 59 58 1954  65.500 -136.500  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

 1 10  6 28 40 1962  44.300 -128.700  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 10  8 58 45 1976  43.629 -127.417  23 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 1 10 12 58 16 1976  32.084 -115.471  12 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at El Cento where bottles broke at the food market. Also felt at San Diego and Gadsden, Arizona.

 

 1 10 13 33 15 1988  51.900 -164.500   0 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1 10 13 10 18 1990  52.710 -169.940  58 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1 10 16  2 44 2001  57.078 -153.211  33 7.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Kodiak. Felt with intensity III at Seward and Anchorage. Also felt at Anchor Point, Old Harbor and Perryville.

 

 1 10 16 11 54 2001  56.606 -153.205  39 5.0   Southern Alaska

 1 10 20 12 24 2001  56.934 -153.697  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Old Harbor.

 

 

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

 

 1  9  0  0  0 1038  38.400  112.900   0 7.2   So. China

 

In the province of Shensi. This earthquake extended from the west side of the Huangho River to beyond its eastern bank.

 

 1  9 10 13  0 1857  35.000 -119.000   0 8.3   So. California

 

The Fort Tejon earthquake. A ground fissure 70 km long was observed near Fort Tejon about 6 km from the San Andreas fault between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The roof of the church at Ventura collapsed. At Fort Tejon many buildings were destroyed and collapsed. Artesian wells in the Santa Clara valley  changed their flow pattern. New springs formed near Santa Barbara. A loud earthquake noise was heard at Fort Tejon. The waters of the  Mokelumne River were thrown up on the banks over four feet high.

 

 1  9 13 17  0 1896  36.500  141.000  60 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A tsunami was generated with maximum height at Kanto and Tohoku and Ayukawa.

 

 1  9 10 21 42 1932  -6.200  154.500 380 7.3   New Britain

 1  9  9 23  0 1936   1.100  -77.600   0 7.0   Colombia

 

Destructive in the town of Santa Ana. Many died. Volcanism was concurrent with this earthquake. Up to 300 people were displaced. Volcanic flow continued to the sea for a length along the ocean of about 2800 meters and about 800 meters long. Many fields were inundated.

 

 1  9 16 49 28 2001 -14.928  167.170 103 7.6   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt in northern Vanuatu.

 

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

 

 1  9 16  0  0 1857  35.300 -119.800   0 8.3   So. California

 

The Fort Tejon earthquake. A ground fissure 70 km long was observed near Fort Tejon about 6 km from the San Andreas fault between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The roof of the church at Ventura collapsed. At Fort Tejon many buildings were destroyed and collapsed. Artesian wells in the Santa Clara valley  changed their flow pattern. New springs formed near Santa Barbara.

 

 1  9  0  0  0 1872  47.500  -70.500   0 5.7   New England

 1  9  2 50  0 1928  37.000 -121.580   0 5.7   Central California

 

Felt with intensity VII at Gilroy and with intensity III Salinas and Hollister. Also felt at Watsonville.

 

 1  9 10 28 42 1941  31.700 -115.100   0 5.5   So. California

 

Felt in San Diego.

 

 1  9  9 10 50 1955  39.000 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

A ground crack appeared south of Lovelock, NV about 1 mile long and 1 inch wide at Battle Mountain.

 

 1  9  7 52 56 1957  52.660 -167.500   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  9  7 53  0 1957  53.000 -167.000   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 21 14 38 1958  65.500  -80.000   0 5.0   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1  9  9 52 46 1966  54.200 -164.400  63 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 14 23 21 1970  52.000 -172.300   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  9 11 57 21 1973  60.311 -145.996  18 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Cordova.

 

 1  9 17  7 56 1973  51.405 -178.212  52 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 12 53 50 1982  46.989  -66.652  10 5.8   E. of Maine

 

Felt in Canada from the Gaspe Peninsula to Prince Edward Island and west to  Montreal Felt in the U.S. in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont over about 161 sq km. Maximum damage occurred with intensity VI near the Maine-New Brunswick border. Plaster and streets and chimneys cracked at Ashland, Bridgewater, Caribou. Walls and items broke at Easton and Haynesville where cracks also appeared in streets. At Lubec tombstones were misplaced. At Presque Isle cracks appeared in streets and walls and sidewalks. Windows cracked.

 

 1  9 16 36 43 1982  47.023  -66.648   6 5.1   E. of Maine

 

Strongly felt in the same area as the mainshock with similar effects. Felt with maximum intensity V in the U.S.

 

 1  9 19 28 21 1985  60.313 -140.640   9 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Yakutat, along the Alaska Highway and at Beaver Creek and Whitehorse. Also felt in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

 

 1  9  3 36 34 1989  52.600 -173.800   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 10 42  9 1989  56.000 -174.500   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 11 16 56 1989  51.398 -174.794  26 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 11 52 52 1989  50.500 -173.600   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9 23  4 17 1989  51.180 -174.940  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  9  4 58 37 1990  51.975 -169.487  15 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  9  7 52 16 1997  53.701 -163.546  24 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  7  4 25  0 1725  -9.000  -79.000   4 7.6   No. Peru

 

Felt most strongly in the Cordillera Blanca. Some glaciers fell. At least 1500 people were killed in Yungay and the town of Ancash.

 

 1  7  0 29 30 1901  -2.000  -82.000  60 7.8   Ecuador

 

Felt strongly in the province of Guaya. Violent at Guayaquil and Babahoyo. Also strongly felt at Esmeraldas.

 

 1  7 13 20 41 1937  35.500   97.600   0 7.6   So. China

 

Destructive in Tsinghai Province.

 

 1  7  2 49 20 1944  -4.500  143.500 120 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  7 20 21 50 1939  36.000 -117.716  10 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

At Coso Junction. Strong swarm Felt lightly in the Kern River area, Isabella, Kern County and Trona.

 

 1  7 22 25 32 1945  36.500 -111.800   0 5.1   Utah area

 1  7  7 25  0 1954  40.300  -76.000   0 5.0   New York State

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI at Sinking Spring, PA. Minor damage included plaster falling and dishes and furnitue movement. Houses shook. Felt in Pennsylvania at Denber, Kenhort, Lincoln Park, Temple, West Lawn Reading and Wyomissing.

 

 1  7 16 41  4 1956  65.580 -133.650  15 6.5   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1  7  2 49 57 1971  52.312 -173.275  80 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with Intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  7  1 38 11 1983  37.554 -118.952   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 1  7  3 24 19 1983  37.630 -118.938   6 5.6   California/Nevada area

 

Felt over about 59,000 sq. km of California and Nevada. Maximum intensity at Mammoth Lakes where a plane was damaged. Display cases toppled in stores. Generally felt by all. At Lee Vining items fell and were overturned. Felt  throughout most of central California and as far south as San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.

 

 1  7  6 17 44 1985  40.273 -126.265   5 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 1  7  6 18  5 1985  42.250 -127.120  33 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  7  2 23 48 1987  52.275 -169.319  33 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  7 11  2  6 1990  64.778 -148.868  20 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Ester, Fairbanks and Manley Hot Springs. Also felt at Eielson AFB, Nenana and North Pole, lightly at Clear, Delta Junction and Minto and Tanana.

 

 1  7 14 32 53 1996  35.766 -117.649   6 5.2   So. California

 

Felt at China Lake and Ridgecrest and as far as Los Angeles.

 

 

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

 

 1  6 14 11  2 1922 -16.500  -73.000  60 7.2   So. Peru/Bolivia

 1  6 19 31 58 1928   0.500   36.500  60 7.0   Sudan/Ethiopia

 1  6 14  3 24 1940 -22.000  171.000  90 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 1  6 17 23 36 1948  17.000  -98.000  80 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 1  6  7 51 31 1951   7.500  -80.500  90 7.0   Costa Rica

 1  6 15 39  1 1969 -10.507  164.466  32 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 1  6  6 11 41 1977  -3.600  144.400  33 7.1   Papua New Guinea

 

Felt strongly along the northern coast of Papua and in the Schouten Islands. No reports of damage.

 

 1  6 22 37 34 1995  40.246  142.175  27 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

At least 29 were injured in Iwate and Aomori Prefectures. Many lost water and sewer services. Felt with maximum intensity V at Hachinohe and Morioka. Felt throughout much of Honshu and as far south as Tokyo.

 

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

 

 1  6 14 30  0 1905  35.500 -118.700   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt at Bakersfield, Riverside, Angiola, Lone Pine, Kern and Claremont. Sharp at Bakersfield and slight at Riverside.

 

 1  6 13  6  0 1933  39.000 -117.800   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 1  6  2  1 21 1965  44.772 -112.746  10 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt with intensity V at Dewey, Idaho. Also felt in Montana.

 

 1  6 18 27 34 1965  60.080 -151.650  57 5.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 1  6 23 12 19 1975  54.240 -165.798 113 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 16  2  7 1977  51.255 -175.556  11 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  6  7  8 44 1978  51.440 -175.943  25 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

 1  6 12 23 29 1982  51.219 -176.498  37 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 12 23 40 1982  51.496 -176.592  53 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

 1  6 17  4 46 1985  54.397 -166.180 131 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 17  5 13 1985  54.730 -166.510  61 5.6   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 23 47  8 1995  51.200  179.600  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  6 10 42 27 2000  58.207 -136.748   0 6.1   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt strong at Haines, Juneau and Sitka. Felt as far as Skagway, Yakutat, and at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

 

 

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

 

 1  5  7  0  0 1678  -0.200  -78.500   0 7.0   Ecuador

 1  5 14 33 15 1915 -15.000  168.000 200 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 1  5 23 26 42 1915  25.000  123.000 160 7.4   Ryukyu Islands

 1  5 18 47  5 1941   2.000  122.000  50 7.0   Celebes Sea

 1  5 21 12 43 1944  -3.500  102.000  60 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 1  5 19 57 20 1946 -16.000  167.000  50 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 1  5  7 48 22 1953  54.000  170.500  60 7.1   Near Islands

 1  5 10  6 33 1953  49.200  155.400  45 7.3   NE Pacific

 1  5  0 50 18 1955 -49.700  162.700  33 7.0   Southern S. Isl. N.Z.

 1  5  0 14 41 1967  48.146  102.897  35 7.5   Mongolia

 

Felt within maximum intensity VI at Ulan Bator and at Irkutsk. No victims were recorded as the epicentral region is quite unpopulated.

 

 1  5 13 26 40 1969  -7.975  158.909  47 7.5   Solomon Islands

 

Slight damage on Santa Isabel Island. Fissures were observed and a water tank shifted. (date from NGDC, UNESCO gives date of Jan. 15).

 

 1  5 14 57 11 1991  23.546   95.963  18 7.2   Myanmar

 

Felt at Mandalay, southern Myanmar, Silchar, India and Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. 32 buildings were damaged at Thabeikkyim, Myanmar. Farmland was also destroyed.

 

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

 

 1  5  2 45  0 1843  35.500  -90.500   0 6.0   New Madrid area

 

The strongest shock in the area since the New Madrid quakes of 1811-1812.

Felt strongly in Memphis where walls were cracked and chimneys fell. An earthquake noise was heard. People were frightened at St. Louis and chimneys fell. Some subsidence occurred at New Madrid and a new lake formed drowning

several hunters. Also felt strongly in Kentucky and in Cincinatti, Ohio where furniture and mirrors were strongly shaken. Felt through North and South Carolina and in Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa and Georgia.

 

 1  5  3 54  0 1912  37.330 -118.420   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly at Bishop, Laws and Alvord. Felt as far as Bakersfield.

 

 1  5  6 50 20 1933  38.770 -117.740   0 5.9   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Wabuska and Potts, NV, Also felt at Sonora, Nevada.

 

 1  5 11 26  0 1948  46.600 -112.000   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt by many at Helena, Montana.

 

 1  5 14  6 32 1961  51.830 -175.940  51 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

 1  5  7 32 26 1965  39.200 -120.100  14 5.0   Central California

 

Felt over about 500 sq miles of northern California around Lake Tahoe. Maximum intensity V at Crystal Bay, Nevada. Houses creaked.

 

 1  5 19  1  0 1965  44.900 -112.700   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 1  5 23  0  0 1965  44.900 -112.700   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt in southwestern Montana and northern Idaho. A metal flagpole at Dewey Montana broke in two places. Objects fell from shelves with intensity V at Butte and  other surround towns and cities.  Christmas trees toppled and dishes broke.

 

 1  5  0 37 18 1966  39.800 -104.700   5 5.0   Colorado area

 

Earthquake caused by pumping of water into the ground in the northern Denver area, this event knocked small objects off shelves and frightened many in Denver, Northglenn and Commerce City, Colorado. An earthquake noise was heard.

 

 1  5  7  1 58 1966  51.200 -178.100  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  5 14  0 56 1974  52.051 -171.460  37 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  5 15 54  3 1974  42.475 -126.597  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  5 23 29 19 1974  42.466 -126.729  25 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  5  6 23 33 1976  35.844 -108.341  25 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Minor damage to plaster and dry wall in Colorado, New Mexico and Leupp, Arizona. Felt over about 115,000 sq. km. Also felt in Utah. Maximum intensity VI.

 

 1  5 21 41 48 1984  51.296 -179.194  53 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  5 12 11 57 1987  52.623 -169.427  33 6.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at Unalaska. Also felt at False Pass and Nikolski.

 

 1  5  7 16 51 1990  41.838 -126.821   6 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 1  5 16 21  6 1991  65.433 -134.108  18 5.4   Yukon Territory, Canada

 1  5  1 14 42 1994  67.699 -147.078  12 5.5   Northern Alaska

 

Felt at Fort Yukon and Fairbanks, 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

 

 1  4  5  7  0 1903 -20.000 -175.000 400 8.0   Tonga Islands

 1  4  5 19 29 1907   2.000   94.500  60 7.8   Nicobar Islands

 

Reports not available.

 

 1  4 15 46 54 1912  52.000 -179.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A violent shock.

 

 1  4  8 56 37 1948 -20.800 -179.000 600 7.0   Tonga Islands

 1  4 17  0 40 1970  24.139  102.503  31 7.5   Myanmar

 

Damage reported in Yunnan, China. Many victims and houses destroyed. Centered at Kanming. Residents in Hanoi, North Vietnam about 300 miles from the epicenter fled from their homes in terror as the earthquake shook that city.

 

 1  4  3 16 54 1972  22.600  122.100  33 7.6   Taiwan

 

Felt within intensity V at Ishigaki shima and with intensity IV in the Batan Islands. Followed by a strong sequence of events including an M 8.5 on January 25, 1972.

 

 1  4  6 11 59 1998 -22.301  170.911 101 7.5   Loyalty Islands

 

Felt at Noumea, New Caledonia.

 

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

 

 1  4  0  0  0 1728  42.800  -70.800   0 5.0   New England

 1  4 15 46 54 1912  52.000 -179.000  25 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A violent shock.

 

 1  4  1  2  0 1933  38.400 -118.100   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 1  4  1 22  0 1933  38.400 -118.100   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with inte4nsity IV at Wabuska and Potts, Nevada. Felt also at Sonora, CA.

 

 1  4  3 59 28 1933  61.000 -148.000  25 6.2   Central Alaska

 

People ran into the streets. Ground cracks appeared at many points and in the streets of Seward and the Forestry Bureau road for 20 miles from  Kenai Lake to Turnagain. At Anchorage it was the largest earthquake felt to date. Also reported felt at Fairbanks and Cordova.

 

 1  4  3 41 23 1965  59.900 -153.600 122 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

 1  4 20 48 55 1965  67.400 -136.200  33 5.5   Northern Alaska

 1  4  0 57 44 1968  52.200 -171.300  36 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  4  8 44 11 1976  52.860 -166.760  32 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  4  0 56 59 1992  66.628  -94.766  18 5.2   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 

Felt by all at Goja Haven and Baker Lake. Also felt at Spence Bay,  Repulse Bay and Pelly Bay.

 

 1  4  2 47 27 1995  51.578 -173.648  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

 1  4  4 14 45 1995  51.500 -173.800  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  4 19 43 10 1996  52.454 -170.676  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  3 15  0  0 1686  34.000  132.030   0 7.2   Kyushu, Japan area

 1  3  0  0  0 1739  38.900  106.500   0 8.0   So. China

 1  3 23 25 58 1911  42.900   76.900  25 8.2   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 1  3 16 24  0 1920  19.300  -96.900   0 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 1  3  9 42 31 1934  53.600  155.800 290 7.0   Northern Kurils

 1  3  2 54 18 1943 -30.620  178.420  12 7.4   So. Kermadec Islands

 1  3  2 20 33 1947  44.300  149.000  40 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 1  3 12 48 30 1957  43.850  130.630 593 7.0   NE China

 1  3 17 35 40 1971 -55.503   -2.578  33 7.1   Atlantic-Indian Ridge

 1  3 16 23 21 2004 -22.253  159.683  22 7.1   Southeast of the Loyalty Islands

 

Felt on Mare and at Noumea, New Caledonia.

 

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

 

 1  3 17 18 33 1939  49.600 -129.620   0 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 1  3  0 41  2 1957  53.300 -167.600  33 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 1  3 23 13 50 1965  60.200 -151.200  93 5.6   Central Alaska

 1  3 13 28 14 1969  51.140 -179.390  38 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  3 21 14 16 1973  44.344 -129.154  18 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 1  3 22 56 46 1977  37.605  -89.622   5 5.0   New Madrid area

 1  3  1 26 11 1994  49.636 -127.026  29 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 1  3 23  2 11 1998  53.982 -164.005   3 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 1  1  5 20 15 1902  52.380 -167.450   0 7.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

 1  1 11  2  0 1910  16.500  -84.000  60 7.5   Honduras

 

In the Caribbean Sea. No damage reported.

 

 1  1 10 17 43 1911  38.000   66.000  60 7.2   Afghanistan

 1  1 13 20 36 1916  -4.000  154.000  25 7.9   New Britain

 1  1  1 33 42 1919   8.000  126.000  60 7.4   Central Philippines

 

Earthquake of intensity VII. It shook the entire island of Mindanao and Visayan. Also felt on Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Bohol.

 

 1  1  2 59 57 1919 -19.500 -176.500 180 8.3   Tonga Islands

 1  1 18 43 31 1928  53.000  152.000 510 7.0   Northern Kurils

 1  1  8 48 39 1933 -14.800  168.000 140 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 1  1 13 21  0 1935 -17.500 -174.500 300 7.1   Tonga Islands

 1  1  1 29 40 1976 -28.600 -177.600  59 7.3   No. Kermadec Islands

 1  1 16 42 40 1980  38.815  -27.780  10 7.2   Azores Islands

 

At least 56 were killed and 400 injured in this earthquake in the Azores. Maximum intensity was VIII on Terceira, Azores. Four killed and much damage on Sao Jorge. Damage also occurred on Graciosa.

 

 1  1  9  3 41 1984  33.618  136.842 388 7.3   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Felt from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

 

 1  1  8  5 12 1996   0.724  119.981  33 7.8   Malaysia

 

At least nine killed and 350 buildings damaged in Bangkir and Tolitoli. A  tsunami was generated with maximum height five meters in the epicentral region.

 

 1  1  6 57  4 2001   6.898  126.579  33 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt at Butuan. Felt also on Ternate and Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

 

 

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

 

 1  1  5 20 15 1902  52.380 -167.450   0 7.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with

tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

 1  1 18 28  0 1913  34.700  -81.700   0 5.2   Southeast U.S.

 

Felt over an area of about 43,000 sq. miles with maximum intensity up to  VII. At Union cracks formed in walls and plaster fell. Cracks appeared in many brick buildings. Chimneys fell as far as Kings Mountain N.C. more than 200 miles away.

 

 1  1  2 35  0 1920  33.080 -116.750   0 5.0   So. California

 

Earthquake at Mesa Grande and Warner Springs. Adobe walls cracked at Warner Springs.

 

 1  1  8 16 45 1927  32.500 -115.500   0 5.8   So. California

 1  1  9 13 30 1927  32.500 -115.500   0 5.5   So. California

 1  1  1 20 42 1945  73.000  -70.000   0 6.5   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 1  1 12 13 54 1955  39.000 -118.000   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 1  1 23 39  6 1963  56.500 -157.600  67 6.5   Alaska Peninsula

 

Part of a sequence of events on the Kenai Peninsula. Woke many at Anchorage.

Light fixtures swayed and objects moved. Felt also at Cordova, Kenai and

Valdez.

 

 1  1  8  4 18 1965  34.133 -117.500   6 5.2   So. California

 

South of Fontana this event was felt in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Ceiling tile fell at Fontana and windows, glassware and dishes broke. A sidewalk cracked at Lytle Creek.

 

 1  1  9  7  5 1969  51.210 -179.340  41 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 1  1  4 45 30 1971  59.620 -144.650   0 5.3   Southeast Alaska

 1  1  3 55 12 1975  61.918 -149.724  58 5.9   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Anchorage, Palmer and Wasilla. Minor damage in Anchorage and Palmer.

 

 1  1 23 14 39 1979  33.944 -118.681  11 5.0   So. California

 

Felt with intensity VI at Culver City and the Malibu region. Store windows broke in Malibu, Culver City, Santa Monica and cracked at Buena Park and Seal Beach. Damage was also reported from Hollywood. Parts of the Pacific Coast Highway were made impassible by fallen boulders.

 

 1  1 11 18  8 1983  61.286 -146.955  21 5.4   Central Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity IV at Valdez. Aslo felt at Anchorage, Crdova, Glennallen and Palmer.

 

 1  1 15 50 18 1991  55.590 -159.130  39 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity IV at Perryville. Also felt at Chignik and San Point.

 

 1  1 11 30  4 1995  60.000 -153.200 121 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Kasilof and Port Graham. Also felt at Homer and Kenai.

 

 1  1 11 22 57 2000  46.888  -78.930  18 5.2   New York State

 

Felt at Temiscaming and Val-d'Or. Also felt in southern Ontario at North Bay and in Toronto and Ottawa. Felt in New York at Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester. Also felt in Kinross, Michigan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 31  4  5  0 1889  40.000  130.000  99 7.8   NE China

12 31  9  2 43 1901  51.450 -171.020   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 1902.

 

12 31  7 20  5 1922  45.700  151.400  25 7.0   So. Kurils

12 31 18 45  0 1934  32.000 -114.750  16 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

Maximum intensity X in Baja California. In Baja California irrigation ditches were damaged, roads buckled, crevices opened and  communication were disrupted. Felt strongly at Tijuana and along the border. Chimneys and walls fell at

Calipatria.

 

12 31 18 23  4 1966 -11.800  166.500  33 8.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VIII-IX at Vanikoro in the Santa Cruz Islands. A small tsunami was generated with maximum 0.75 meters at Vanikora.

 

12 31 22 15 14 1966 -11.300  164.800  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

12 31 10 32  7 1980  46.233  152.367  70 7.1   So. Kurils

 

Felt with intensity III at Urakawa and II at Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. Also felt in the southern Kuril 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

 

12 31  9  2 43 1901  51.450 -171.020   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. The earthquake was accompanied with tsunamis. It is likely this was an earthquake not directly associated with the volcanic eruption. A second quake of M 7.8 occurred on Jan. 1, 2002.

 

12 31 12 11  0 1910  36.830 -121.420   0 5.0   Central California

 

The strongest earthquake in the area since 1906. At Salinas the water main broke and minor damage occurred to dishes and fallen items. Felt as far as Sonoma County.

 

12 31 12 20  0 1915  41.000 -126.000   0 6.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Off Humboldt County. Felt lightly along the coastline.

 

12 31 19  6  4 1927  59.330 -136.220   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt by many at Southeastern Alaska in Juneau and Sitka where objects

were moved about.

 

12 31 15 25  0 1931  47.500 -123.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt widely in Puget Sound, Washington. At Lilliwaup walls cracked and articles were thrown from store shelves.

 

12 31 18 45  0 1934  32.000 -114.750  16 7.1   SW U.S.A

 

Maximum intensity X in Baja California. In Baja California irrigation ditches were damaged, roads buckled, crevices opened and  communication were disrupted. Felt strongly at Tijuana and along the border. Chimneys and walls fell at

Calipatria.

 

12 31 22 23  0 1934  30.000 -112.000   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

12 31  6 48 44 1941  37.570 -118.730   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Located at Owens Valley where the shock twosted chimneys and cracked plaster at the Adamas Main Powerhouse in the Owens River Gorge.

 

12 31 17 37 45 1956  38.300 -118.900   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 31 17 39 24 1956  38.283 -118.967  10 5.5   California/Nevada area

12 31 10 36  0 1961  44.400 -100.500   0 5.0   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Felt lightly in South Dakota.

 

12 31 20 49 31 1962  47.250 -122.080   2 5.2   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt over an area of about 13,000 sq. miles. Maximum intensity was VI. Slight damage occurred in Pierce County with cracked plaster and fallen chimneys. Small items moved, plaster cracked and furnishings shifted.

 

12 31  2 29 40 1967  51.810 -171.900  31 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 31  5 34 14 1970  47.773 -128.759  33 5.2   Vancouver Island area

12 31 19 51 20 1971  51.711 -179.947  95 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

12 31  4 37 31 1974  52.531 -179.260 228 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 31 11  4  4 1982  67.806 -161.348  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

12 31 11 44 38 1992  50.890 -178.830  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

 

12 30 17  0  0 1703  35.000  140.000   0 8.2   Off East Coast Honshu

 

A strong tsunami (the Genroku Tokaido tsunami) was generated by this earthquake. The southern part of the Boso peninsula subsided destroying 1020 houses and  killing 125. Maximum tsunami amplitude was 9 meters near Katsuum on Boso Peninsula. Considerate damage. Houses were destroyed and deaths occurred. At Hachijijima on Isu Island 18 boast and 58 houses were lost along with 56 lives. Much damage. An earthquake in the same area of this size today could be devastating to the Tokyo area.

 

12 30  5 26 59 1907  12.100  -86.300  60 7.2   Nicaragua

12 30  0 39 28 1961  51.000  178.000   0 7.0   Rat Islands

12 30 23 52 40 1983  36.372   70.738 215 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

At least 26 were killed and up to 500 injured in the Kabul, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan areas. Damage was recorded in Tajikistan. Felt in Afghanistan, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrghyzstan.

 

12 30 23 18 52 1989  -3.406  145.966  38 7.0   New Ireland

 

Felt with intensity III at Karkar and Manam.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 30 22 34  0 1901  52.000 -160.000   0 6.6   Alaska Peninsula

 

A strong volcanic eruption occurred. Several tsunamis were generated.

 

12 30 17 57  0 1926  47.700 -120.200   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Located in east-central Washington. Most strongly felt at Wenatchee and Leavenworth. Panic caused people to rush into the streets.

 

12 30 13 52 14 1934  32.250 -115.500  16 6.5   So. California

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX at Laguna Salada area of Baja California.

Railroads, tracks and bridges were damaged and twisted. Cracks in the surface and water spouted in a dry canal bed. Houses were wrecked and a water tank was destroyed.

 

12 30 12 10 48 1938  59.000 -153.000 100 5.5   Southern Alaska

 

Felt lightly at Anchorage.

 

12 30 22  3  2 1944  43.800 -126.800   0 5.8   North Pacific Ocean

12 30 23 49 56 1948  50.990 -130.320   0 6.0   British Colombia

 

Felt lightly in Victoria.

 

12 30 11 32 30 1954  52.500 -168.400  55 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 30  2  6 30 1965  54.090 -164.280  19 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12 30 16 30 35 1965  33.566 -116.550   8 5.9   So. California

12 30 16 33 44 1965  58.200 -152.400  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 

Slightly felt at Kodiak.

 

12 30  7  3 10 1968  57.580 -151.360  19 5.4   Southern Alaska

12 30  3 33 17 1974  61.982 -149.686  62 5.1   Central Alaska

 

 

Felt strongly at Anchorage and Palmer. Felt also at Talkeetna with  maximum intensity V.

 

12 30  2 22  4 1975  63.040 -150.945 132 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Talkeetna.

 

12 30  9  2 45 1977  52.275 -169.736  35 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 30 14  0 33 1981  64.588 -148.010  14 5.2   Northern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Ester where objects overturned and windows and doors rattled. Also felt at Fairbansk, North Pole, Minto and Eielson Air Force Base.

 

12 30 12 41  3 1985  61.541 -150.340  62 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with maximum intensity V at Anchorage where windows cracked, dishes broke and pictures and small items fell. An earthquakes noise was heard. Many were awakened. Also felt at Chugiak, Tyonek, Willow and Seward.

 

12 30 20 13 20 1985  63.592 -151.298  33 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III in the Denali National Park and at McKinley Park.

 

12 30 16 18 13 1987  53.886 -165.797  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 30  2  7 18 1995  63.212 -150.605 137 5.7   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Anchorage, Butte and the general region. Also felt at Fairbanks, Valdez and Whittier.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 29  0  0  0 1604  25.000  119.500   0 8.0   So. China

 

Probable aftershock in Fou-tcheou, Hing-hoa and Kien-ning. The mainshock occurred on Oct. 25, 1604.

 

12 29  0  0  0 1820  -7.000  119.000   0 7.5   Sumbawa Island area

 

AT least 400-500 persons were killed including 3 Europeans. Felt in Sumbawa with damage and in the Flores Sea. Much damage. The sea rose several times to an unusual height and carried away many houses.

 

12 29 11 18  0 1897  19.000  -73.000   0 7.0   Doiminican Rep/Haiti

 

Felt strongly at Mirebalais and Jacmel. At Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and in the Monte Cristi range ground subsided and great cracks formed. Maximum intensity IX-X. A bridge collapsed at Guanabano. Submarine cables broke. The cathedral at Santiago de los Caballeros was damaged beyond repair. 92 houses were  damaged. Altamira Village near Puerto Plata partially disappeared in the earthquake. The cemetery sank.

 

12 29 22 50 20 1917  15.000  -97.000  60 7.7   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Located near the Oaxaca coast. Damage appears to have been minimal.

 

12 29 14 47 56 1936  -4.500  153.500   0 7.0   New Britain

12 29  3  3 54 1949  18.000  121.000  60 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

Earthquake was reported to have killed 15 at Iba. Most structures damaged were large churches which had been damaged in World War II. Fifteen persons were killed, most drowned in the Cagauyan River when their canoes  capsized. Highest intensity was at Magat and Pionacanauan de Ilagan rivers with the Cagayan River. Damage occurred to old structures. Fissures and  sand boils were observed. In Manila panic occurrred as tall buildings cracked and swayed. Plaster fell and some electrical disruption occurred.

 

12 29  0 19 31 1973 -15.117  166.896  47 7.2   Vanuatu Islands

 

This earthquake damaged harbor installations and broke water pipes at Luganville.

 

12 29  7 48 14 1993 -20.230  169.789  33 7.0   Loyalty 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

 

12 29  6 20 44 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

12 29  6 38 16 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 29  6 46  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 29  6 49  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershocks.

 

12 29 18 37  0 1941  45.535 -122.620   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Felt with maximum intensity VI for about 5000 sq. miles around Portland, Oregon. Windows cracked at Portland, felt by all. Items fell from shelves and many were awakened.

 

12 29 12 53 28 1948  39.550 -120.080   0 6.0   Central California

 

Earthquake near Verdi, Nevada where a store in Veri was severely damaged. Windows and walls fell at a school and at the powerhouse. Chimneys fell. Telephone service was disrupted at Truckee River Canyon when a boulder severed a telephone line.

 

12 29  6 35  2 1964  51.400 -174.900  22 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 29  6 39  6 1964  51.490 -174.750  18 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 29 10 24 31 1970  51.238 -168.437   9 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 29 18 25  1 1974  61.597 -150.511  67 5.6   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Palmer, with V at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Talkeetna, Tyonek and Wasila. Also felt at Anchorage.

 

12 29  8  3 43 1976  43.438 -126.785  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 29 18 54 35 1990  52.102 -170.532  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 28  2 56  0 1903   7.000  127.000  60 7.8   Halmahera

 

A violent earthquake in southeaster Mindanao. Church statues were thrown down at Mati. At Caraga there were fissures formed  in the steep rocks  separating the beach from the town. These were thre feet meters long. Stone fences were thrown to the ground. At Davao earthquake sounds were heard. Pendulum clocks stopped and objects fell from walls and shelves. Also felt at Butuan, Cotabato, Surigao and Maasin.

 

12 28  4 20 27 1908  38.167   15.583  10 7.5   Mediterranean/Sicily

 

An earthquake in Messina, Italy and Reggio. At Messina 2400 were killed outside the city in the province of Reggio about 11,000 were killed at Monteleone, 10 - a total of 13,282. About 25-50% of the population of the nearby towns were killed. Estimated total death toll was 47,000 to 82,000 people. Many houses in every village were destroyed. Destruction was complete near the epicenter. At Messina about 98% of houses were ruined. The city looked like rows of debris. The quake was felt as far as Greece for an area of about 170,000 sq. miles. Subsidence of the coast was up to 3 feet.  Sea cables were ruptured most of the was between Sicily and Italy. A tsunami was generated with an intial retreat of the sea. Maximum tsunami height was 38 feet. On both sides of the strait of Messina buildings were swept away be the tsunami. 79 were killed or drowned in the tsunami at Sicily and more than 140 on the Calabrian coast. The tsunami destroyed bridges and railways.

 

12 28 22 54 52 1924  43.200  147.200  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

12 28 18 20 15 1927  53.800  161.400  20 7.2   E. of Kamchatka

12 28  2 35 22 1935   0.000   98.300  60 8.1   So. Sumatera

 

Moderate damage with intensity VIII at Batu Island, Padang, Sibolga. Two mud islets, Bola and Sigata were thrown up by the shock. At Padang cracks developed in walls, Trees and telephone poles swayed. Buildings collapsed at Sibolga.

 

12 28 16 37 44 1940  18.000  147.500  80 7.3   No. Marianas

12 28 17 48 45 1945  -6.000  150.000  60 7.8   New Ireland

12 28  9 20 14 1951  16.067  -99.550   0 7.4   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

No damage reported.

 

12 28  8 18  5 1966 -25.510  -70.740  23 7.8   Coast Central Chile

 

The strongest earthquake of 1966, this violent event destroyed more than half the buildings in the port of Taltal. Three were left dead, 6 injured and more than 3000 homeless. Taltal was particularly affected. Most damage occurred  to homes with corrugated metal roofs when the fire-proof partitions between bays collapsed. Damage was also extensive in Santa Catalina. Houses of adobe a collapsed there. Maximum intensity was VIII at Taltal. Other areas affected were Chanaral, Copiapo and Antofagasta. Some panic occurred. A seiche was reported at Caldera with amplitude 90 mm.

 

12 28 13 41 46 1973 -14.464  166.601  26 7.8   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt with intensity VII on Vanua Lava Island and at Luganville, Hog Harbour and Port Olry on Espirtu Santo. Damage was recorded to reservoirs and concrete walls and some floors were cracked. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

12 28 10 37 54 1984  56.187  163.314   0 7.1   Komandorsky Isl

12 28 12 19 23 1994  40.525  143.419  27 7.8   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Two were killed and more than 200 injured in Hachinohe, Japan. Some damage

reported. Felt with maximum intensity VI at Hachinohe. Also felt as far as Tokyo. A small tsunami was recorded with maximum height 1.1 meters at Miyako.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 28  0  0  0 1727  42.800  -70.800   0 5.0   New England

 

May have been an aftershock of the earthquake on Nov. 9, 1727.

 

12 28 12 15 38 1939  35.800 -120.333   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Earthquake at Long Beach cracked walls and damaged street lights at Huntington Beach and Long Beach, CA.

 

12 28  2 49 27 1951  37.570 -118.580   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly in the Owens River Gorge. Also felt and frightened many at Long Valley Reservoir. Dishes and knickknacks fell.

 

12 28  6 26 17 1967  44.210 -128.990  33 5.3   North Pacific Ocean

12 28  7  1 39 1967  44.290 -129.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 28 22 11 34 1967  44.200 -128.900  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 28 22 58  9 1980  38.142 -118.265  23 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Mono City and Luning, NV. Also felt at Bridgeport, Hume, Miramonte, Hawthorne and Mono Lake.

 

12 28 19  6 24 1982  38.030 -118.350  18 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Benton, CA. Also felt at Bishop, Mono Lake, Miramonte, Dyer, Mina and Schurz.

 

12 28  0 16 35 1983  52.060 -177.805 113 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak Island.

 

12 28  4 38 33 1985  51.409 -177.102  53 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak Island.

 

12 28  7 44 38 1985  56.580 -156.509  59 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

12 28  6 35 58 1990  62.960 -148.850  83 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Skweentna and Talkeetna. Felt III at Anchoarage, Chickaloon, Palmer and Willow, Alaska.

 

12 28 11 16 44 1990  49.110 -128.690   5 5.0   Vancouver Island area

12 28 16 33 11 1990  48.691 -128.287  10 5.0   Vancouver Island area

12 28 18 27 60 1995  38.777 -119.549   5 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity V at Kirkwood and Mi-Wuk Villapprgge. Also felt at Bridgeport,  West Sacramento. Felt lightly at Carson City, Hawthorne and Yerington, Nevada.

 

12 28 09 36 11 2002  51.640 -168.610  33 5.8  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

12 28 21 07 35 2004  53.290 -173.820 251 5.8  ANDREANOF ISLANDS,

12 28 00 03 05 2005  53.490 -164.450  37 5.3  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 27  2 22  2 1924  44.300  145.800 120 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

12 27 15 25 49 1944  -6.500  152.000  90 7.0   New Britain

12 27  4 41  5 1945  -6.000  151.000  40 7.0   New Ireland

12 27 23 57 16 1949 -60.000  -22.000  50 7.1   So. Sandwich Islands

12 27  0 14 11 1956 -23.300 -176.800 240 7.1   Tonga Islands

12 27  5 38 56 1985  -5.700  104.000  25 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 

Felt strongly at Metro and Tanjungkarang and Telukbetung. Also felt at

Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

12 27  4  5 58 1991 -56.032  -25.266  10 7.2   So. Sandwich Islands

12 27 16 00 59 2003 -22.014  169.766  10 7.3   Southeast of the Loyalty Islands

 

Felt on Mare and at Noumea, New Caledonia, also felt lightly on Tiga.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 27  1 30  0 1869  39.500 -120.000   0 6.7   California/Nevada area

12 27  5 50  0 1869  39.500 -120.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

12 27  9 40  0 1869  39.500 -120.000   0 6.1   California/Nevada area

 

Considerable damage occurred at Virginia City, Genoa, Dayton and Carson City, Nevada. Also felt at Steamboat Springs, NV. Damage also reported in California from Downieville and Oroville. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

12 27  9 19  0 1926  36.170 -120.330   0 5.0   Central California

 

Located near Coalinga. Felt over and area of about 25,000 sq. miles. Felt at San  Luis Obispo. Also felt at Porterville, Oakdale, and Fresno. Many were  awakened near the epicenter with intensity up to VI. Also felt at Los Banos and Mendota.

 

12 27 10 35 26 1960  41.500 -125.100   0 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt along much of the northern coast of California in Del Norte and Humboldt

Counties. Maximum intensity V. Awakened many at Ferndale. Also felt at Klamath where windows rattled and houses creaked. A pendulum clock was destroyed. Also felt at Trinidad and Crescent City.

 

12 27 15  9 51 1977  60.319 -153.461 182 5.3   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at Anchorage, Chugiak, Homer, Tyonek. Also felt at Anchor Point, Talkeetna, Valdez, Seward and Kodiak.

 

12 27 23  5 53 1983  53.586 -164.376  40 6.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity V at False Pass and King Cove. Objects fell, people had difficulty standing. Also felt at Akutan, Cold Bay, Sand Point and Unalaska.

 

12 27  9 55 30 1984  53.925 -162.417  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12 27  8 36 55 1990  51.541 -176.153  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak with intensity IV.

 

12 27 11 13 19 1992  40.040 -127.680  15 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

12 27  0 26 36 1996  58.000 -150.000   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 26  1  0  0 1738  55.000  157.500 350 7.1   Kamchatka

12 26 14 30  0 1813  45.300   18.400   0 7.0   Adriatic Sea

12 26  5  0  0 1861  38.200   22.200   0 7.5   No. Greece

 

Felt with intensity VII-VIII in Corinth, Aigion, Vostizza and Galaxidi, Greece.

 

12 26  6 53 28 1906 -18.000  -71.000  60 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

12 26 23 57 21 1939  39.800   39.510  20 8.0   Turkey

 

Between 20,000 and 30,000 were killed and more than 30,000 homes were destroyed. The large population of homeless severely suffered from winter snow and storms and cold. Most structures were destroyed at Erzincan, Susechri, Resadiye and Niksar. Faulting was observed east of Erzincan and Niksar. The sea was observed to retire 50 meters at Fatsa on the Black Sea and then to return 20 meters above the water line.

 

12 26 14 48  9 1941  22.200  100.100   0 7.0   Myanmar

 

At least 15 were killed with limited damage.

 

12 26 15 56 39 1975 -16.265 -172.467  33 7.8   Tonga Islands

 

Strong earthquake which was felt with intensity V at Apia. A tsunami was  generated with maximum amplitude up to 75 cm at Pago Pago.

 

12 26 17  5 32 1981 -29.934 -177.741  33 7.1   No. Kermadec Islands

 

Part of a series of strong earthquakes at this time in the Kermadec Islands.

 

12 26 00 58 49 2004   3.240   95.820  10 9.3  OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN

12 26 04 21 25 2004   6.890   92.890  10 7.5  NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

12 26  5  2 45 1932  38.043 -117.957   8 5.3   California/Nevada area

12 26  0 46 54 1951  32.816 -118.350  16 5.9   So. California

 

In San Clemente Island. Slight damage was reported at Avalon, Del Mar,  Laguna Beach, Long Beach, San Diego, San Clemente Island and San Pedro.

 

12 26 18 19  8 1959  59.740 -151.380   0 6.2   Southern Alaska

 

Felt slightly at Homer.

 

12 26  9 29 38 1967  44.500 -129.700  33 5.1   North Pacific Ocean

12 26 10 40 41 1967  44.500 -129.700  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 26  0 18 21 1969  55.175 -160.395  25 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI in the King Cove area.

 

12 26 13 19  4 1971  50.705 -175.051  42 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

12 26 22  3 42 1972  51.633 -176.259  55 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity VI at Adak. Heavy furniture moved and people panicked and ran from buildings.

 

12 26 15 16  2 1975  63.043 -150.788  35 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Talkeetna and with intensity III at Gold Creek.

 

12 26 14 47 38 1976  55.239 -159.475  40 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

12 26 19 39 24 1983  56.167 -160.985 145 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Sand Point, Alaska.

 

12 26  0  1 29 1987  58.490 -143.290   3 5.1   Southeast Alaska

12 26  0  8  2 1987  53.900 -165.200   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 26  0  4 59 1991  25.275 -109.707  10 5.2   Gulf of California

12 26  0 22 18 1991  25.307 -109.693  10 5.6   Gulf of California

12 26 20 52 41 1992  56.366 -120.762   5 5.0   British Colombia

 

Felt with intensity V at Fort St. John.

 

12 26 22 11  5 1992  43.934 -127.887  10 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

12 26  3  8 18 1994  53.650 -164.508  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Akutan and False Pass. Also felt at Dutch Harbor.

 

12 26 14 10 29 1994  40.741 -124.310  23 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Some damage occurred (intensity VII) at Eureka and Samoa. Slight damage occurred with intensity VI at Aracata, Blue Lake, Fields Landing, Fortuna and McKinleyville. Damage in Humboldt County about $2.1 million. Felt throughout most of northern California as far as Grants Pass, Oregon.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 25 15  0  0 1854  33.040  132.000   0 7.4   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Extreme damage in the area of Nankaido where up to 3000 were reported killed. A tsunami was generated which caused much destruction. The second or third in as many days. Effects were observed from northeaster Kyushu to Izo. 15,000 houses were washed away. Bores developed and washed 8500 houses away while wrecking 771 larger and 75 smaller vessels at Osaka. 400 drowned at Osaka but damage was less than in 1707. In Kyushu great damage occurred with 1500 building wrecked or washed away. At least 175 ships were wrecked with many deaths reported. The generated tsunamis were observed as far away as California.

 

12 25  5  9  0 1900  43.000  146.000  40 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt with intensity up to IX in the Kuril Islands.

 

12 25 11 33  8 1920  35.600  106.300   0 7.0   So. China

 

Strong aftershock of the event on Dec. 15, 1920 which was reported to have killed up to 200,000 people.

 

12 25 19  3  0 1930  35.100  133.000   5 7.0   Korea

12 25  2  4 24 1932  39.300   96.500  60 7.6   So. China

 

Deadly earthquake in Gansu province, China. This earthquake was reported to have killed up to 70,000 with severe damage with intensity up to X.

 

12 25  1 51 29 1953  53.000  159.750   0 7.0   Kamchatka

12 25  1 23 34 1967  -5.300  153.700  64 7.2   New Britain

 

Felt on New Britain Island.

 

12 25 21 32 27 1969  15.790  -59.640   1 7.2   Leeward Islands

 

Strong shock east of the Lesser Antilles arc. Felt with intensity VI at Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica. Also felt in St. Vincent, Antigua and  Barbados as well as at San Juan and at Caracas nearly 1000 km distant.  A tsunami was generated which was observed with maximum height of 46 cm at Barbados. Twenty-three aftershocks of M>=5 were recorded in the next week. An earthquake of M 6.5-7.0 also occurred in the Leeward Islands on Dec. 24, 1967.

 

 

12 25  4 43 24 1995  -6.903  129.151 142 7.1    Banda Sea

 

Felt with intensity VI at Saumlaki and with IV at Ambon and Tual. Also felt in  northern Australia and at Nabire and Sorong.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 25  0  0  0 1800  41.900  -71.100   0 5.0   New England

 

Felt at Newport, Boston, Concord Massachusetts and elsewhere.

 

12 25 12 25  0 1899  33.800 -117.000   0 6.7   So. California

 

At San Jacinto and Hemet nearly all brick buildings were damaged severely and only two chimneys remained standing. Six killed and 8 injured at Saboba. Felt in San Diego and Seligman, Arizona.

 

12 25  3 55  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

12 25 12 58 21 1961  39.100  -94.600  20 5.5   New Madrid area

 

Located in the Kansas-Missouri region but mostly in Missouri. Plaster was cracked at Corder, Hardin and Kansas City, Missouri. Objects thrown from shelves. Many were awakened.

 

12 25 19 58 30 1961  64.000  -90.470   0 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

12 25 12 49 10 1969  33.400 -110.600  15 5.1   SW U.S.A

12 25 16 35 45 1976  41.728 -126.014  15 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

12 25 15 42 42 1985  62.018 -124.181   6 5.3   Northwest Terr., Canada

12 25 18 49  2 1985  61.999 -124.210   6 5.3   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Aftershocks of the strong NWT earthquake.

 

12 25  4 25 51 1989  60.051  -73.463  10 5.1   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

12 25 14 24 33 1989  60.074  -73.483   5 6.2   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 

Felt strongly at Kuuhhuaq, Nunavut.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 24  0  0  0 1737 -39.800  -73.200   0 7.7   Central Chile

 

The second Valdivia earthquake. This quake destroyed Valdivia and areas in  the south including villages and towns on the island of Chiloe. Details are scant. During the following 10 years quakes were frequent in southern Chile including largest shocks on Aug. 25, 1741 and around Easter of 1742. More severe than the earthquake of 1633. A tsunami may have been generated.

 

12 24  8  0  0 1854  33.200  135.600   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

About 20,000 houses were destroyed. 15,000 were washed away and 6,000 burned. A total of around 3000 killed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 28 meters at Kochi. Hot springs in the area stopped flowing for over two months after the quake.

 

12 24  5 22  0 1947 -54.000  114.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

12 24 18 39 36 1952  -5.900  151.200   0 7.0   New Ireland

12 24  5 33 21 1981 -29.970 -177.610  28 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

12 24  3 40 40 1931  60.000 -152.000 100 6.2   Central Alaska

 

Felt at Whale Island. Also felt at Valdez, Ellamar, Girdwood, Home, Kanatak and Matanuska. Windows and doors rattled and hanging objects swung.

 

12 24 12 41  0 1932  38.800 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 24 16 26  0 1934  35.933 -120.483   0 5.0   Off So. California

 

Felt at Los Alamos and Shandon. Also felt at Coalinga, Hanford, King City, San Luis Obispo and Templeton.

 

12 24 13 43 45 1940  43.910  -71.280   8 5.8   New England

 

Earthquake near Lake Ossippee, an aftershock of the strong earthquake in the area on Dec. 20, 1940. Damage occurred to plaster walls and chimneys in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

 

12 24 22 28 59 1966  59.840 -153.420 106 5.1   Southern Alaska

 

Felt at Homer.

 

12 24  8 22 22 1970  51.370 -178.270  67 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

12 24 14 25 22 1975  62.549 -148.103  72 5.1   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity II at Sutton.

 

12 24 23 32 40 1975  52.427 -168.680  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 24 13 13  5 1978  63.615 -157.651  11 5.3   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at the Galena airport. The control tower was evacuated and people were awakened.

 

12 24  2 27 16 1980  28.078 -112.126  15 5.1   Gulf of California

12 24 12 10 53 1980  51.890 -170.160   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 24 13 29 15 1980  42.369 -125.726  15 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

12 24  8 45 59 1989  46.650 -122.116  19 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt with intensity V at Ashford, Eatonville, Enumclaw, Graham, Kapowsin, Orting and Wilkeson. Felt throughout the region fro Portland, Oregon to the Canadian border.

 

12 24  7 41 31 1995  41.941 -126.919  10 5.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 23  0  0  0 1854  34.100  137.800   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

About 20,000 houses were destroyed. 15,000 were washed away and 6,000 burned. A total of around 3000 killed. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 28 meters at Kochi. Hot springs in the area stopped flowing for over two months after the quake.

 

12 23 17 22  0 1906  53.000 -165.000   0 7.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

No reports of damage. May have occurred on the Alaska Peninsula.

 

12 23 13 17 56 1937  16.800  -98.500  60 7.7   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Destructive at Ometepec, Guerrero. Followed by a more destructive event in the region on Dec. 25, 1937.

 

12 23 19  0 10 1943  -5.500  153.500  50 7.3   New Britain

12 23 11 23 12 1978  23.247  122.075  33 7.2   Taiwan

 

Major earthquake off the coast of Taiwan about 100 km south of Hualien. Two people were killed and several injured by a collapsing building in Pingtung, Taiwan. This quake (the Hsinkong earthquake) also injured three and partially destroyed at least one house while damaging another.

 

12 23  5 16  8 1985  62.600 -124.500  16 7.2   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Felt with maximum intensity at Fort Simpson and Wrigley. Also felt at Fort Liard. Widely felt in Washington, North Dakota, Alaska, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan Manitoba, Yukon Territory and British Columbia. Nearly 1000 km from the epicenter buildings swayed and frightened many.

 

12 23 14 59 03 2004 -50.160  160.420  10 8.1  NORTH OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

12 23  0  0  0 1857  44.100  -70.200   0 5.7   New England

12 23  4 45  0 1875  37.700  -78.300   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Earthquake in the Arvonia, Virginia area. A minor foreshock occurred on  March 10. Maximum intensity VII at Baltimore, MD and Greensboro, N.C. Brick was thrown from chimneys in Goochland and Powhatan Counties. Roof shingles, lamps and chimneys were broken as far as Wilmington, N.C. An earthquake noise  accompanied the event. Bricks, plaster and chimneys fell at Richmond, VA.

 

12 23 22 23  0 1905  35.300 -118.800   0 5.0   So. California

 

Shock damaged buildings and caused panic in Bakersfield.

 

12 23 17 22  0 1906  53.000 -165.000   0 7.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

No reports of damage. May have occurred on the Alaska Peninsula.

 

12 23 15 48  0 1917  50.000 -128.000   0 6.5   British Colombia

 

Not reported felt.

 

12 23 21 50 30 1940  45.500 -112.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Minor damage at Helena, Montana. Items were thrown from shelves. Pictures fell off walls. A loud earthquake noise accompanied the event.

 

12 23  0 15  2 1963  44.300 -114.700  33 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt.

 

12 23 20 47 38 1965  60.570 -140.640  25 5.7   Central Alaska

12 23  9 38 58 1976  41.783 -125.953  15 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

12 23  5 16  3 1985  62.187 -124.243   6 6.9   Northwest Terr., Canada

 

Felt with maximum intensity at Fort Simpson and Wrigley. Also felt at Fort Liard. Widely felt in Washington, North Dakota, Alaska, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan Manitoba, Yukon Territory and British Columbia. Nearly 1000 km from the epicenter buildings swayed and frightened many.

 

12 23  5 48 47 1985  62.140 -124.377   6 5.4   Northwest Terr., Canada

12 23 19 37 54 1985  62.066 -124.289   6 5.6   Northwest Terr., Canada

12 23 17 14 21 1986  51.751 -171.602  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 23  5 39 55 1995  38.781 -119.527   5 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with intensity IV at Kirkwood, Sonora and South Lake Tahoe. Felt  throughout most of northern California and Nevada.

 

 

TOD

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 22 15  0  0 1854  34.000  137.080   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

A 21-meter tsunami was generated at Osatsu, Shima Peninsula. About 1000 deaths, 8,000 houses destroyed and washed away. About 1.2 meters of uplift recorded at Omaezake and 2 meters at Shimizu to Shizuoka Prefecture.

 

12 22 21  0  0 1939   0.000  123.000   0 8.6   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Major earthquake felt over north and central Sulawesi, East Kalimantan and as far as the Sulu Islands. Cracks were formed in walls, cupboards overturned and some were injured at Gorontalo and Langonan. Houses collapsed at Kalo, Luwuk, Labuha and the Sula Islands. Also felt at Mandar and Meulaboh, Sulawesi.

 

12 22 18 59 46 1940 -15.500  -68.500 230 7.1   So. Peru/Bolivia

12 22  8 43 13 1991  45.533  151.021  25 7.4   So. Kurils

12 22 23 53 32 1996  42.680  139.946 346 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

12 22  2  5 57 1997  -5.645  147.813 229 7.1   New Ireland

 

Minor damage occurred at Lae. Also felt at Madang, Morobe, Port Moresby and on the Island of New Britain.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 22  6 59 18 1939  29.000 -114.000   0 5.8   Gulf of California

12 22 15 50 28 1943  34.333 -115.800   0 5.5   So. California

 

Felt with intensity IV at Ludlow and Amboy. Felt by many. Also

at Los Angeles and Needles.

 

12 22  2 41 29 1958  66.000 -147.000   0 6.0   Northern Alaska

 

Felt by some at Fairbanks.

 

12 22 15 20 25 1962  52.460 -168.830   0 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 22  2 54  8 1963  48.600 -119.900  33 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Felt in Okanogan County, Washington about 15 km south of Omak. Felt also in Malott, Loomis, Okanogan and Synarep. A loud earthquake noise was heard.

 

12 22 20 54 33 1964  31.811 -117.131   2 5.6   So. California

 

Off the coast of Southern California northwest of Ensenada, Mexico. Damage at Boulevard, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Potrero and San Diego.

 

12 22 19 41 22 1965  58.350 -153.130  38 6.9   Southern Alaska

 

Light damage on Kodiak Island including a few broken glassed at Kodiak Naval Air Station. Also felt at Homer and Koti Bay.

 

12 22 20 47 36 1965  60.600 -140.700  11 5.8   Central Alaska

12 22 16 44 44 1968  56.308 -153.836  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

12 22 11 19 19 1969  52.465 -168.143  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 22  5 32 12 1974  51.440 -178.517  55 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

12 22 10 42 12 1988  53.983 -166.244  76 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.

 

12 22 21 55 40 1991  56.255 -155.810  36 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Chignik and Chignik Lagoon with intensity III. Also felt at Larson Bay.

 

12 22  9  0 33 1995  38.753 -119.537   5 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Lake Tahoe and Sacramento and south to Yosemite National Park.

 

12 22 19  5  4 1997  54.789 -160.830  45 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Cold Bay, King Cove, Perryville and Sand Point.

 

12 22  0 40 39 2000  56.641 -158.233  97 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt with intensity IV at Chignik and Perryville. Also felt at Pilot Point.

 

12 22 19 15 56 2003  35.706 -121.102   8 6.5   Central California

 

Two people were killed and 40 buildings collapsed or were severely damaged at Paso Robles (Maximum intensity VIII). AT least 40 people were injured in Paso Robles and Templeton. Small files and structural damage occurred at  Atascadero, Cambria and Morro Bay. Road damage was also observed and  damage to bridges occurred. Cracks were seen in runways at the airport.  Power was out throughout the area. Estimated damages were placed at  300 million U.S. dollars. The quake was felt in much of Central California and as far as Las Vegas, Nevada, Bullhead City Arizona and Santa Rosa to  San Diego, California. Landslides were observed in the passes of the Santa Lucia mountains. Liquefaction occurred in the area of Oceano.

 

AY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 21 19  0  0 1812  34.200 -119.700   0 7.2   So. California

 

Damaging at Santa Barbara and Ventura and in the northern Los Angeles area. A strong foreshock caused general alarm saving many lives. No deaths were reported but some were injured. The Purisima Mission Church and other  mission buildings were severely damaged. The church was later rebuilt. Buildings were ruined at the Presidio. The tower was wrecked and the facade of the San Buenaventura Mission Church were destroyed. Damage also at San Fernando Mission. A tsunami was probably generated.

 

12 21 15 37 48 1913  24.500  102.000  60 7.2   Myanmar

 

942 killed. Severe damage. Maximum intensity IX.

 

12 21  6 10  0 1932  38.733 -117.817   1 7.2   California/Nevada area

 

A major earthquake near Cedar Mountain, Nevada. Minimal property loss - two cabins destroyed and mining operations damaged. Felt strongly at Fallon, Mina, Luning and Tonopah. Chimneys fell in Mineral County and in Luning and Mina.

Cracks appeared in walls and in the ground at Luning. Landslides were common and ground water flow was disrupted. Faulting occurred over 63 km X 15 km  area with cracks as much as 6 km in length and 122 meters in width.

 

12 21 20 54 48 1939  10.000  -85.000  60 7.3   Honduras

 

Damaging at Turrabares, Atenas and San Mateo. Two were killed in San Jose.

 

12 21 21  0 40 1939   0.000  123.000 150 8.6   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Major earthquake felt over north and central Sulawesi, East Kalimantan and

as far as the Sulu Islands. Cracks were formed in walls, cupboards overturned and some were injured at Gorontalo and Langonan. Houses collapsed at Kalo, Luwuk, Labuha  and the Sula Islands. Also felt at Mandar and Meulaboh, Sulawesi.

 

12 21 10 18 49 1946  43.730  148.400  40 7.9   Hokkaido, Japan

12 21 19 48 42 1946  43.000  149.000  50 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

12 21 11 19  6 1959  14.500   50.500   0 7.1   Gulf of Aden

12 21  2 25 21 1967 -21.890  -70.070  20 7.5   Coast No. Chile

 

This earthquake caused one death and several injuries and caused significant damage in Tocopilla, Quilllagua and in villages near the epicenter. 80% of

the structures at Quillagua were destroyed. At Tocopilla about 20% of buildings were damaged. Many of these were later reconstructed. Roads were damaged by

rockslides.

 

12 21  1 13 22 1985 -13.966  166.516  43 7.6   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 21 19  0  0 1812  34.200 -119.700   0 7.2   So. California

 

Damaging at Santa Barbara and Ventura and in the northern Los Angeles area. A strong foreshock caused general alarm saving many lives. No deaths were reported but some were injured. The Purisima Mission Church and other  mission buildings were severely damaged. The church was later rebuilt. Buildings were ruined at the Presidio. The tower was wrecked and the facade of the San Buenaventura Mission Church were destroyed. Damage also at San Fernando Mission. A tsunami was probably generated.

 

12 21  6 10  0 1932  38.733 -117.817   1 7.2   California/Nevada area

 

A major earthquake near Cedar Mountain, Nevada. Minimal property loss - two cabins destroyed and mining operations damaged. Felt strongly at Fallon, Mina, Luning and Tonopah. Chimneys fell in Mineral County and in Luning and Mina.

Cracks appeared in walls and in the ground at Luning. Landslides were common and ground water flow was disrupted. Faulting occurred over 63 km X 15 km  area with cracks as much as 6 km in length and 122 meters in width.

 

12 21 19  3 14 1936  52.930 -131.750   0 6.0   British Colombia

 

Felt at Dead Tree Point on Queen Charlotte Islands.

 

12 21 19 26 55 1936  52.510 -132.050   0 5.0   British Colombia

12 21 19 56 29 1954  40.817 -124.083  10 6.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

Strongly felt in the Arcata and Eureka areas where structural damage was done to Eureka City Hall and County Courthouse. Old brick walls were damaged and chimneys plaster and plate glass were broken. Estimated damage in Eureka was $2 million. Pipeline and reservoir damage occurred at Eureka. Filled area sank. One death occurred and many were injured especially by falling objects. Damage also at Brookings Oregon - plaster and walls cracked.

 

12 21  8 59 55 1956  51.290 -130.600   0 6.7   British Colombia

 

South of Queen Charlotte Island. Several moderate aftershocks.

 

12 21 14 39 48 1960  61.500 -152.900 125 5.8   Central Alaska

12 21  8 42 43 1962  52.470 -168.540   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 21  9  0 41 1962  52.400 -168.500  33 6.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 21  9  9 57 1962  51.750 -167.500   0 6.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 21 17 36 29 1964  60.500 -146.800  43 5.0   Central Alaska

12 21 15 28 18 1973  52.334 -169.488  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 21 19 12 44 1973  40.625 -124.597  30 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

Near the coast of northern California. Felt with intensity V in Humboldt County in an area of about 2600 sq. km. Frightened all at Fields Landing with slight damage. Felt in Ferndale where small objects shifted. Also felt at Eureka, Honeydew and Fortuna.

 

12 21 10 59 44 1975  61.169 -150.172 170 6.6   Central Alaska

12 21 16 53 18 1989  62.564 -155.952  81 5.5   Central Alaska

 

Felt with intensity V at McGarith and Red Devil. Also felt at Stony River.

 

12 21 17 21 08 2004  60.640 -147.630  29 5.1  SOUTHERN ALASKA

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 20  5 44 18 1904   8.500  -83.000  60 8.3   Costa Rica

 

Strongest shock in Costa Rica since 1888-1889. Stronger in Limon and the

Atlantic littoral than west of Cordillera Madre.

 

12 20 20 37 24 1919  22.800  121.700   0 7.0   Taiwan

12 20  0  0  0 1932  38.700 -117.800   0 7.2   California/Nevada area

 

A major earthquake near Cedar Mountain, Nevada. Minimal property loss - two cabins destroyed and mining operations damaged. Felt strongly at Fallon, Mina, Luning and Tonopah. Chimneys fell in Mineral County and in Luning and Mina.

Cracks appeared in walls and in the ground at Luning. Landslides were common and ground water flow was disrupted. Faulting occurred over 63 km X 15 km

area with cracks as much as 6 km in length and 122 meters in width.

 

12 20 14  3  7 1942  40.870   36.470  60 7.3   No. Turkey/Black Sea

 

Extreme damage in Niksar, Erbaa, Turkey with up to 3000 killed. Maximum intensity X. Aftershock of an M 7.4 in the same area on Nov. 26, 1942.

 

12 20 19 19  0 1946  33.033  135.617  20 8.1   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

1362 deaths, 11.661 houses destroyed and 1451 houses washed away.  An additional 2,600 houses were burnt down. A tsunami was generated with maximum height of 6.6 meters at Fukuro.

 

12 20 20 52 47 1992  -6.582  130.393  78 7.0   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt in parts of northern Australia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

12 20 23 30  0 1908  45.200 -111.800   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Earthquake at Virginia City, Nevada near Crater Lake. Several buildings were cracked.

 

12 20  0  0  0 1932  38.700 -117.800   0 7.2   California/Nevada area

 

A major earthquake near Cedar Mountain, Nevada. Minimal property loss - two cabins destroyed and mining operations damaged. Felt strongly at Fallon, Mina, Luning and Tonopah. Chimneys fell in Mineral County and in Luning and Mina.

Cracks appeared in walls and in the ground at Luning. Landslides were common and ground water flow was disrupted. Faulting occurred over 63 km X 15 km  area with cracks as much as 6 km in length and 122 meters in width.

 

12 20  7 45  0 1935  33.167 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

At El Centro and Imperial Valley. Felt with intensity IV at Imperial and at

intensity III at Mission Hills, National City and San Diego. No damage  but at San Diego some articles moved.

 

12 20 10 30  0 1935  34.700 -106.800   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Earthquake in Belen, New Mexico caused some damged to old adobe buildings.

 

12 20  7 27 26 1940  43.800  -71.300   0 5.8   New England

 

Earthquake at Lake Ossippee, New. Hampshire with maximum intenstiy VII at Tamworth and Wonalancet. Plaster and walls were cracked. Felt in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

 

12 20 23 40 40 1940  40.550 -125.333   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt over about 9,000 sq. miles. Maximum intensity VI. Plaster was cracked and some items fell from shelves. Small objects overturned along the coast.

 

12 20 17 36 47 1954  40.000 -118.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Aftershock of earthquake on Dec. 16.

 

12 20  6  1 36 1970  63.090 -151.440 133 5.2   Central Alaska

12 20 19 58 42 1972  49.783 -114.817   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

12 20 17 12 43 1976  48.969 -128.831  10 5.1   Vancouver Island area

12 20 20 33  8 1976  48.802 -129.292  10 6.7   Vancouver Island area

 

Felt in the Vancouver Island area.

 

12 20 21  6 43 1976  48.870 -128.509  18 5.1   Vancouver Island area

12 20 21 12 49 1976  49.159 -129.019  10 5.1   Vancouver Island area

12 20 10 41  5 1983  40.332 -125.117   5 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

Objects fell and windows cracked at Honeydew and Carlotta. Many were awakened. Cracks appeared in buildings. Items fell from shelves at Rio Dell and Scotia. Also felt at Arcata, Ferndale, Fortuna and Petrolia.

 

12 20 10 27 47 1994  35.917 -120.465   9 5.0   Off So. California

 

Felt with intensity IV at Atascadero, Bradley, Coalinga. Felt throughout Kings Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties.

 

12 20  6 52 42 1996  51.814 -176.258  68 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 19  1 14 20 1906 -19.000 -172.000  60 7.3   Tonga Islands

12 19 11 37 10 1928   7.000  124.000  60 7.3   Central Philippines

 

The earthquake was felt with intensity VII at Cotabato where 93 persons were killed and hundreds were left homeless. All old buildings at Cotabato were razed. Those left stnading were destroyed later. Cotabato is built on alluvial soil which is soft and swampy in the area. Most of the damage occurred on this type of soil.

 

12 19 14 10 51 1981  39.243   25.227  10 7.6   Aegean Sea

 

Damage was recorded on Lesvos and Skiros in western Turkey. Also felt strongly in most of Greece and southern Bulgaria.

 

12 19 17 43 55 1982 -24.133 -175.864  33 7.7   Tonga Islands

 

Not reported felt. Complex event with many aftershocks.

 

12 19  1 33 42 1991  45.340  151.000  39 7.0   So. Kurils

 

Felt with intensity III at Kurilsk.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 19  3 45  0 1737  40.800  -74.000   0 5.7   New York State

 

Near New York City, N.Y. Chimneys were thrown down at New York City. Also felt at Boston, Philadelphia and at New Castle, Delaware.

 

12 19 20  0  0 1909  46.500  -60.500   0 5.0   E. of Maine

12 19 13 59  0 1919  38.300 -119.500   0 5.2   California/Nevada area

 

Not reported to have been damaging.

 

12 19  6 25  0 1957  47.500 -116.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Extensive damage occurred at Galena Silver Mine near Wallace, Idaho. Timber fell and walls caved in. Miners at 3400 feet were frightened. Many at Wallace, Osburne and Mullen were frightened and/or awakened.

 

12 19 18 36 22 1958  51.500 -177.500   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 19 15  7  0 1959  27.100 -112.300  33 5.8   Gulf of California

12 19  4  7 38 1964  29.800 -114.100  33 5.3   Gulf of California

12 19 22 19 12 1965  36.030  -89.770   1 5.3   New Madrid area

12 19 10 33 49 1972  52.039 -169.654  44 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 19 19  0 59 1976  42.710 -125.677  15 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

12 19 10 52 38 1977  51.323 -176.326  20 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 19 13 50 13 1986  51.658 -176.977  57 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 19 14 37 35 1988  43.876 -128.301  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 19  4 44  8 1991  48.938 -128.710  10 5.6   Vancouver Island area

12 19  0 57 40 1995  48.000 -178.000   0 5.1   Northern Pacific Ocean

02 22 12 19 10 2003  34.310 -116.850   1 5.4   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

12 19 22 39 13 2004  55.490 -158.120  24 5.2  ALASKA PENINSULA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 18 12 44  0 1918 -27.300  -70.500   0 8.2   Coast Central Chile

 

Preceded by two foreshocks about 7 hours and 1 minute before the mainshock. About 20% of the houses in Copiapo were completely destroyed and an additional 20% were damaged seriously. Damage also occurred in many smaller towns around Copiapo. No damage reported from Vallenar or Caldera. A tsunami was generated. At Caldera the se withdrew and returned with maximum tsunami height 5 meters. No coastal changes in sea level were observed.

 

12 18 15 29 35 1921  -2.500  -71.000 650 7.9   Brazil

 

Probably felt widely with low intensity.

 

12 18  5 38 59 1949 -34.000  179.500 150 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

12 18  2 31 10 1956 -25.400  -70.100  33 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

Felt at Copiapo and Antofagasta, Chile.

 

12 18  0 30  3 1963 -24.800 -176.600  46 7.4   Tonga Islands

 

Felt in Tonga, Fiji and the Kermadec Islands.

 

12 18 13 32  5 1969  46.080  142.550 361 7.1   So. Kurils

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

12 18  0  0  0 1737  40.800  -74.000   0 5.7   New York State

 

Near New York City, N.Y. Chimneys were thrown down at New York City. Also felt at Boston, Philadelphia abnd at New Castle, Delaware.

 

12 18  8  0  0 1867  44.650  -75.150   0 5.0   New York State

 

An earthquake in Vermont felt in New York adjoining Canada. Felt from Whitehall, N.Y. to Belleville, Ontario to Sackville, New Brunswick. Awakened people at Syracuse, New York and at Hamilton, Ontario and Burlington, VT.

 

12 18  5 33 18 1935  34.700 -106.800   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Some damage to adobe buildings at Belen, New Mexico.

 

12 18 23 25  0 1957  47.500 -116.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Extensive damage occurred at Galena Silver Mine near Wallace, Idaho. Timber fell and walls caved in. Miners at 3400 feet were frightened. Many at Wallace, Osburne and Mullen were frightened and/or awakened.

 

12 18 16 24 50 1959  52.560 -168.390   0 6.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 18 18 59 34 1964  29.500 -114.200  33 5.1   Gulf of California

12 18  1  6 30 1965  44.100 -128.400  33 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

12 18 17 24 32 1967  36.940 -121.830  13 5.0   Central California

 

Damage occurred to plaster, chimneys and windows in Corralitos, Gilroy and Watsonville, California.

 

12 18 15 29  6 1970  53.450 -160.790  34 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

12 18  2 53 44 1972  60.838 -153.344 165 5.0   Central Alaska

12 18  0 58 14 1977  57.498 -151.289  83 5.2   Southern Alaska

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 17  0  0  0 1096  34.200  137.300   0 8.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Located in the Suruga Bay and Ise Bau. A tsunami with maximum height 7 meters was generated. At least 400 houses were washed away at Suruga.  Damage considerable also at Tsu, Ise, Atsumi. Up to 400 reported killed but probably the death toll was higher.

 

12 17  0  0  0 1737  50.000  157.000  50 7.5   Kamchatka

 

This is probably an error in date and likely occurred on Oct. 17, 1737. That event was preceded by an eruption of Awatschinskaja or Goralaja lasting 24 hours. Followed by a terrible eruption of Klutschewakaja which last three days. Many places were raised into hills while others sunk into chasms. Near the

sea lakes and bays were produced. The sea was greatly agitated and overflowed the land to a great height. The bottom of the sea was visible to the second of the Kuril Islands.

 

12 17 10  0  0 1849 -29.950  -71.370   0 7.5   Coast Central Chile

 

This is possibly a misidentification of a similar event which occurred near Coquimbo on Nov. 17, 1849 (Significant Earthquakes Catalog – NOAA give Dec. 17 or it may be an aftershock of that event. The activity was at Coquimbo and La Serena. The earthquake was accompanied by a loud earthquake rumble (noise). Felt strongly at Santiago and Valparaiso. A tsunami was generated which destroyed two moorages and flooded the Copper foundry at Coquimbo. Five of eight furnaces there exploded. The explosions destroyed the home of the foundary owner and two customhouses. The water inundated up to 300 meters inland beyond high tide.

 

12 17  5 27  0 1905  17.000 -113.000   0 7.1   Eastern Pacific

12 17 10 58 30 1929  52.500  171.500  25 7.8   Near Islands

12 17 19 17 35 1935  22.500  125.500  60 7.2   Taiwan

12 17  6 53 30 1949 -54.000  -71.000  60 7.8   So. So. America

12 17 15  7 55 1949 -54.000  -71.000  60 7.8   So. So. America

 

Limited damage in southern Chile. Three killed. A foreshock occurred about 8 hours before the quake. Intensity at Punta Arenas about VII. Damage occurred because firewalls collapsed between wooden houses. Landslides were common along the west coast of Tierra del Fuego and at San Nicolas. Three were killed at a lumber mill which was destroyed by a large landslide at  San Nicolas. Salt water was seen jetting from the ground. A local tsunami was observed on Porvenir, Admiralty Bay.

 

12 17 23  4  2 1952  34.470   24.220  17 7.1   Crete

 

Damaging in the Spilia and Heraklion region of Crete. Felt within 650 km of  the epicenter.

 

12 17 13 50 20 1957 -12.370  166.730 120 7.8   Vanuatu Islands

 

Felt in the Santa Cruz Islands.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 17  0  0  0 1852  35.000 -121.000   0 6.3   Off So. California

 

Felt at San Luis Obispo. Two shocks fractured walls of two adobe buildings and caused a third to collapse.

 

12 17  3 36  0 1931  33.800  -90.100   0 5.0   Southeast U.S.

 

At Charleston in northern Mississippi cracks in walls and foundations occurred and chimneys were thrown down. Buildings and plaster were also damaged at Belzoni. Chimneys fell at Tillatoba and Water Valley. Felt also in Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

 

12 17 15  7 42 1942  38.730 -119.680   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Strong series of shocks near Markleevill and Topaz, California on the central California/Nevada border.

 

12 17 20 28  0 1954  39.500 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Aftershock of the Dixie Valley earthquake of Dec. 16, 1954.

 

12 17  6  7 29 1955  33.000 -115.500  10 5.4   So. California

 

An earthquake near Brawley, southern California. Felt over much of California and Arizona with greatest damage at Brawley estimated at $15,000. Walls cracked and plate glass windows cracked along with  plaster and merchandise. Damage also occurred at Calexico, Holtville and Imperial when windows broke. Felt as far east of Yuma, Arizona.

 

12 17 23 44 45 1964  51.480 -177.840  38 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 17 12  2 15 1968  60.150 -152.820  82 6.5   Central Alaska

 

A natural gas line was severed. All at Cohoe were frightened and canned goods fell from shelves. Also frightened many at Ninilchik. Intensity V at Anchorage and IV at Cantwell and Valdez. Felt also in Fairbanks.

 

12 17 11 32 24 1977  52.230 -170.097  44 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 17 17 27 25 1977  52.196 -170.094  20 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 17 23  7 35 1979  52.700 -168.720  37 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 17 16 21 58 1980  49.444 -129.569   0 6.0   Vancouver Island area

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 16 15  0  0 1096  35.000  136.000   0 8.3   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Located in the Suruga Bay and Ise Bau. A tsunami with maximum height 7 meters was generated. At least 400 houses were washed away at Suruga.  Damage considerable also at Tsu, Ise, Atsumi. Up to 400 reported killed but probably the death toll was higher.

 

12 16 18 30  0 1575 -39.800  -73.200   0 8.5   Central Chile

 

Severe damage was done in the towns of Valdivia, Angol, Nueva Imperial. Damage extended to Villarica and Osorno. Castron was also destroyed. 21 were reported killed (a small number because warning tremors occurred). Cracks and landslides were observed in the epicentral area. A river was dammed by the landslides and the dam broke in April of the next year after Spring rains killing up two 1200 Indians and considerable livestock. A tsunami was generated near Valdivia. The tsunami destroyed houses and uprooted trees. Two ships at anchor were sunk. Nearly 100 Indians were drowned in the tsunami.

 

12 16  8 15  0 1811  35.400  -90.400   0 8.2   New Madrid area

 

The New Madrid Earthquake. Felt with intensity XII in the New Madrid, MO area. Furniture was thrown around, chimneys fell and houses heaved. The shocks were accompanied by low rumbling earthquake noises. The ground was observed to rise and fall as earth waves, like the long swell of the sea. These waves bent trees and opened the soil in cracks. Landslides were considerable and large areas were uplifted. Water emerged from fissures and other others sank. A great wave was generated on the Mississippi River which overwhelmed many boats and carried trees into the river. One person was killed in this largely unsettled region. Trees fell as far away as Texas where the Red River was dammed from a forest of fallen trees. This "Red River Dam" persisted in the River for the next sixty years until it was dynamited out leading to the opening of the area for settlement. All the houses at New Madrid were destroyed. Foreshocks occurred in the later 1700's leading Indians to predict a great earthquake in the area. Several persons were drowned by the great wave. Felt as far as Boston, Massachusetts. At Washington, D.C. people were greatly frightened. Phenomena included sand blows, water and mud ejection from fissures, sand sloughs, water waves, caving of river banks and earthquake noises. Strong earthquakes have occurred with inter-event times in the area between 500-1000 years. This earthquake was followed by additional strong earthquakes in December, 1811 and

January, 1812.

 

12 16 14 45  0 1910   4.500  126.500  60 7.2   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Felt throughout Mindanao. Felt at Sarangani and Agusan Valley with intensity VII-VIII. Felt at Davao and Cotabato with intensity VI.

 

12 16 19 14 18 1911  16.900 -100.700  50 7.6   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Felt very strong in the State of Guerrero.

 

12 16 12  5  0 1920  36.500  105.700   0 8.5   So. China

 

The greatest known landslide in history was caused by this earthquake in Kan Sou, China. Whole mountains moved as evidenced by a section of road nearly a mile in length which was move a mile from its former location without disturbing the trees alongside the road. Many inhabitants of the area lived in caves  in the mountain and were killed in the landslides. The slide was in loess which when watered and shaken can act as a fluid. Felt with damage over an area of about 600,000 sq. miles and destructive over about 15,000 sq. miles. The earthquake was felt over about 1,500,000 sq. miles. Loss of life was estimated

at about 100,000 chiefly from the landslides. A strong sandstorm began in

Mongolia after the earthquake from dust thrown up from the earthquake and landslides. The windstorm caused several additional deaths. A second shock occurred in the same area on May 23, 1927 but was not as damaging since the movable loess had already been transported.

 

12 16 17 21 25 1938 -45.000  167.000  60 7.0   So. Island, N.Z.

 

The first strong earthquake in this region in some time, this event was felt with intensity VI in the Te Anau and Milford Sound area of South  Island. The quake was felt throughout South Island but not reported on  North Island.

 

12 16 10 46 32 1939  43.800  147.800  75 7.1   Hokkaido, Japan

12 16 19 19 39 1941  21.500  120.500  60 7.1   Taiwan

 

 

The Chiayi Earthquake. This event killed 358 with 753 injured. 4220 homes were destroyed and more than 10,000 more partially destroyed or damaged. Landslides were common.

 

12 16 11  7 11 1954  39.300 -118.100   0 7.3   California/Nevada area

12 16 11 11 34 1954  39.670 -117.870   0 7.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with maximum intensity X in eastern California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and as far as Salt Lake City, Utah. Surface ruptures with vertical scarps up to 15 feet occurred in the Dixie Valley zone. Faulting extended for about 90 km along the Stillwater Range and on the east side of Fairvie Valley. At Dixie Valley an adobe cellar, stone wall, gasoline and water tanks were destroyed.  Vertical uplift crossed U.S. 50 south of Chalk Mountain and badly cracked the highway. Rocks the size of automobiles fell on the highway. Well water became cloudy and well flow increased in the area. At Fallon chimneys fell and twisted. A water tank was damaged as far away as Sacramento, CA.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 16  8 15  0 1811  35.400  -90.400   0 7.2   New Madrid area

 

The New Madrid Earthquake. Felt with intensity XII in the New Madrid, MO area. Furniture was thrown around, chimneys fell and houses heaved. The shocks were accompanied by low rumbling earthquake noises. The ground was observed to rise and fall as earth waves, like the long swell of the sea. These waves bent trees and opened the soil in cracks. Landslides were considerable and large areas were uplifted. Water emerged from fissures and other others sank. A great wave was generated on the Mississippi River which overwhelmed many boats and carried trees into the river. One person was killed in this largely unsettled region. Trees fell as far away as Texas where the Red River was dammed from a forest of fallen trees. This "Red River Dam" persisted in the River for the next sixty years until it was dynamited out leading to the opening of the area for settlement. All the houses at New Madrid were destroyed. Foreshocks occurred in the later 1700's leading Indians to predict a great earthquake in the area. Several persons were drowned by the great wave. Felt as far as Boston, Massachusetts. At Washington, D.C. people were greatly frightened. Phenomena included sand blows, water and mud ejection from fissures, sand sloughs, water waves, caving of river banks and earthquake noises. Strong earthquakes have occurred with inter-event times in the area between 500-1000 years. This earthquake was followed by additional strong earthquakes in December, 1811 and

January, 1812.

 

12 16 18  0  0 1935  34.700 -106.800   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

Earthquake in Belen, New Mexico. Slight damage occurred to old adobe buildings at Belen.

 

12 16  4 32 12 1953  45.500 -122.700   0 5.0   Oregon state, U.S.

 

Slight damage occurred in northwestern Oregon in the Portland region and at

Roy and Vancouver in Washington.

 

12 16 11  7 11 1954  39.300 -118.100   0 7.3   California/Nevada area

12 16 11 11 34 1954  39.670 -117.870   0 7.2   California/Nevada area

 

Felt with maximum intensity X in eastern California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and as far as Salt Lake City, Utah. Surface ruptures with vertical scarps up to 15 feet occurred in the Dixie Valley zone. Faulting extended for about 90 km along the Stillwater Range and on the east side of Fairvie Valley. At Dixie Valley an adobe cellar, stone wall, gasoline and water tanks were destroyed.  Vertical uplift crossed U.S. 50 south of Chalk Mountain and badly cracked the highway. Rocks the size of automobiles fell on the highway. Well water became cloudy and well flow increased in the area. At Fallon chimneys fell and twisted. A water tank was damaged as far away as Sacramento, CA.

 

12 16 11 50 36 1954  39.500 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 16 11 57 30 1954  39.500 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 16 13 15  3 1954  39.300 -118.200   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

12 16 14 16 57 1954  39.500 -118.000   0 5.8   California/Nevada area

12 16 14 24 10 1954  39.500 -118.000   0 5.3   California/Nevada area

12 16 15  9 42 1954  39.500 -118.200   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

12 16 17 27 49 1957  49.820 -126.480   0 6.0   Vancouver Island area

 

No damage was reported by the quake was felt from Alert Bay, Campbell River and Kelsey Bay. At Campbell River the quake was very slight.

 

12 16 10 27 25 1986  51.706 -175.428  58 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 16  5 53  5 1988  33.980 -116.680   8 5.2   So. California

 

Felt with intensity V at Anza and Banning. Also felt in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties of southern California.

 

12 16  8  1 25 1988  56.581 -152.173  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

12 16  3 52 17 1990  51.500 -168.700   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 16 20 11 25 1993  53.780 -171.420  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt slightly at Attu.

 

12 16 23 51 28 1999  54.506 -161.039  35 5.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity IV at King Cove.

 

12 16 23 38 11 2000  51.817 -176.061  49 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak and Atka.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 15  5 40  0 1872  48.667 -121.417   0 7.4   Washington state, U.S.

 

Very strongly felt at Victoria, British Columbia and elsewhere in British Columbia. Dishes were thrown from shelves in Seattle and slight damage occurred in Olympia.

 

12 15 17 35  0 1907  -3.100  142.500  60 7.4   Papua New Guinea

12 15  1 57 37 1934  31.300   89.300  60 7.1   Xizang

12 15  7  7 48 1935  -9.800  161.000  60 7.6   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

12 15 19 20 26 1947 -59.500 -160.000  60 7.2   Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

12 15 19 34 46 1963  -4.800  108.000 650 7.1   So. of Java

12 15  8 29 55 1971  55.996  163.295  33 7.8   Komandorsky Isl

 

Felt with intensity VIII in Kamchatka but details of damage are not available. A tsunami was generated which was observed in the Andreanof Islands with height 0.2 meters.

 

12 15 18 43 46 1989   8.318  126.724  24 7.1   Central Philippines

 

Damage with intensity up to VII occurred at Bislig. At least one person was killed on Mindanao, Philippines. Also felt at Camiguin on Cebu and in  southeastern Luzon.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 15  5 40  0 1872  48.667 -121.417   0 7.4   Washington state, U.S.

 

Very strongly felt at Victoria, British Columbia and elsewhere in British Columbia. Dishes were thrown from shelves in Seattle and slight damage occurred in Olympia.

 

12 15 22 34  8 1964  51.000 -169.600  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 15 17 50 20 1976  29.947 -113.364  33 5.0   Gulf of California

12 15 15 11  2 1987  59.150 -142.824  19 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Yakutat.

 

12 15  4 42 12 1994  58.688 -150.280  39 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity IV at Birchwood, Homer and Seward. Also felt at Anchorage, Cooper Landing, Kasilof, Kodiak and Ninilchik.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 14 22 57 45 1901  14.000  122.000  60 7.8   Luzon, Philippines

 

Strongest shock at Manila since 1880. Damage at Manila was minor. Felt

in central Luzon from Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija to the Visayas. Also felt in Dagupan and Iloilo.

 

12 14 20 46 12 1910 -21.000 -178.000 600 7.0   Tonga Islands

12 14 22  5 17 1935  14.783  -92.483   0 7.4   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Destructive at Tuxtla Gutierrez. Strongly felt in Guerrero and in Mexico City.

 

12 14  1 52 49 1950 -19.300 -175.800 200 7.9   Tonga Islands

12 14 14 15 49 1950  16.483  -98.217  50 7.8   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Felt in central and southern Mexico with intensity V. Also felt in Mexico City with damage. Residents fled to streets in panic. Stucco and tiles fell. A wall of  a 13-story building crashed down and electrical circuits broke. A tsunami was generated. Maximum amplitude of the tsunami was 30 cm. It was also registered in the Hawaiian Islands with 10 cm amplitude. May have been triggered by the Tonga Islands quake about 12 hours earlier.

 

12 14 23 21 57 1959 -59.810  -26.510   0 7.0   So. Sandwich Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 14 22  0 51 1959  52.450 -168.210   0 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 14  7 51  8 1963  62.700 -149.500  95 5.1   Central Alaska

12 14  3 44  2 1966  52.800 -177.600 252 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 14 14 48 10 1970  52.920 -169.820  29 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 14 21 11 39 1970  53.009 -170.019  54 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity I.

 

12 14  3 44 44 1973  51.310 -178.270  51 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak with intensity II.

 

12 14 17 37 35 1973  51.380 -177.850  52 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Intensity V effects were reported on Adak Island.

 

12 14 17 21 44 1978  52.233 -169.600  44 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 14 13 44  8 1987  51.102 -175.061  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 14 23 37 13 1991  56.890 -153.950  10 5.4   Southern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 13  0  0  0 1901  52.000 -176.000   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 13 11 34  0 1910  -8.000   31.000  60 7.1   Lake Victoria area

 

Felt throughout East Africa. Buildings shaken in circular fashion. Lamps swung and panic caused people to rush from buildings. Clocks stopped at Mombasa. At Nairobi felt with intensity V. Also felt at Nakuru and Kibigori. Two people were killed.

 

12 13  1 45  5 1957  34.410   47.670  42 7.2   So. Iran

 

Destructive earthquake in the region of Luristan. Destructive in Kermanshah, Hamadan and Sanandaj. Other villages sustained considerable damage - Sahneh, Farsinah, Murdistan , Asadabad and Kangavar. 17 villages destroyed and at least 2000 killed. At Farsandj the village was totally destroyed killing nearly 1000 residents.

 

12 13  7 36 16 1960 -52.700  159.100  25 7.2   Macquarie Islands

12 13 19 50 11 1990  22.600  123.300   0 7.0   Taiwan

 

Damage with intensity VI at Hualien. Also felt at Chiai, Ilan and Taipei and along the coast of Fijian Province, China. Landslides and ground fissures were observed in the Hualien region.

 

12 13 18 59  9 1991  45.630  151.660  37 7.0   So. Kurils

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 13  0  0  0 1901  52.000 -176.000   0 7.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 13  0 44  0 1926  46.100 -111.200   0 5.4   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Centered near Manhattan and felt over a large area of south-central Montana.

 

12 13 13 15 37 1956  31.000 -115.000  16 6.0   SW U.S.A

 

Woke people in San Diego.

 

12 13 20 26 20 1957  52.100 -169.700  33 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 13  0 33 27 1964  64.878 -165.570  28 6.0   Northern Alaska

 

Slight damage reported at Nome and Teller. At Nome felt with intensity VI, a beam cracked in a school and a water pipe broke. Cracks appeared in concrete and merchandise fell from shelves.

 

12 13 21  5  4 1987  74.399  -92.959  18 5.4   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

12 13  6 52 54 1988  51.940 -176.032  52 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 13 15 51 33 2002  50.430 -129.880  10 5.1  VANCOUVER ISL, CANADA REGION

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 12 23 10  0 1902  29.000 -114.000  60 7.8   Gulf of California

 

In the Santa Maria area of Southern California and at Los Alamos the walls of a brick school were cracked. Plaster fell from many houses.

 

12 12 12  8  0 1908  26.500   97.000   0 8.2   Myanmar

 

Felt at Kachin.

 

12 12 12  8  0 1908 -14.000  -78.000  60 8.2   Central Peru

 

Off the coast of Peru. These two events in Myanmar and Peru may have been triggered by seismic waves from each other, but no times on these events has been given. These is considerable confusion as to which events occurred and when. One source gives the quake as occurring at Duda, Japan.

 

 

12 12  4 17 10 1944  51.500  179.500  50 7.1   Rat Islands

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 12  1 37 40 1951  16.500  -96.900 160 7.0   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Slight property damage in Oaxaca and Tehuantepec.

 

12 12 17 31 25 1953  -3.400  -80.600   0 7.8   Ecuador

 

Felt over an area of 300,000 sq. km. Destruction was severe over an area of about 5,000 sq. km. Felt strongly with maximum intensity VIII at Tumbes and Corrales.  Buildings were destroyed in at least two towns.

 

12 12 11 44 16 1978   7.330  123.492  33 7.4   Central Philippines

 

Felt on Mindanao, Jolo. Negros and Panay.

 

12 12  7 59  3 1979   1.600  -79.360  24 7.9   Ecuador

 

At least 600 were killed and 20,000 injured with extensive damage at Pasto-Tumaco and Buenaventura area and on Gorgona Island, Colombia. A tsunami was generated.

 

12 12  5 29 26 1992  -8.560  121.960  36 7.7   Flores Island area

 

At least 2500 were killed and missing in the Flores region along with 90,000 homeless. Most houses were destroyed by Maumere. A tsunami was  generated which destroyed many of the buildings at Maumera and up to 80% of the structures on Flores. Also damaging at Alor and Sumbawa. Inundation from the tsunami was up to 300 meters and maximum height 25 meters. Ground cracks and landslides were observed. Felt also at Sumba, Sulawesi and Timor.

 

12 12 14 02 35 2001 -42.813  124.688  10 7.1   South of Australia

 

Felt in the Albany and Esperance, Australia area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 12 23 10  0 1902  29.000 -114.000   0 7.1   Gulf of California

 

In the Santa Maria area of Southern California and at Los Alamos the walls

of a brick school were cracked. Plaster fell from many houses.

 

12 12  0 47 55 1952  56.300 -153.800   0 5.4   Southern Alaska

12 12 21 17 21 1964  40.200 -125.000  33 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

12 12  0 48  2 1965  51.410 -178.920  48 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt on Adak.

 

12 12 18 35 49 1996  38.672 -119.529   5 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Felt at Scaramento and South Lake Tahoe, California and in Reno, Nevada.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12 11  8 58 22 1952  48.700  154.800  90 7.0   So. Kurils

12 11 18  3 36 1999  15.749  119.833  19 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

 

Buildings were damaged at Santa Cruz and four were killed and up to 40 injured in Luzon, Philippines. Also felt at Manila where power outages occurred, Clark Air Force Base and as far as Tuguegarao.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 11  9  0  0 1930  40.080 -124.500   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

Felt with maximum intensity at Ferndale southwest of Cape Mendocino. Strong aftershocks occurred including one with intensity VI at Cummings on Dec. 12.

 

12 11 13  8 31 1946  48.400 -114.400   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Plaster and chimneys cracked at Kalispell and Whitefish in northwestern Montana. Also felt strongly at Trout Creek and Warland. An earthquake noise (rumble) accompanied the event.

 

12 11 17  8 12 1963  51.100 -179.300  32 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 11 20  1  4 1966  52.900 -176.000 215 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt at Adak.

 

12 11 11 40  6 1968  65.800 -149.800   9 5.3   Northern Alaska

12 11  9 23 30 1973  66.910 -157.870 100 5.1   Northern Alaska

12 11 23  8 27 1976  26.012 -110.224  16 5.2   Gulf of California

12 11  5 18 24 1988  53.324 -166.963  67 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 11  0  7 21 1993  59.550 -152.230 107 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

Felt with intensity III at Anchor Point, Homer and Fort Graham.

 

12 11  2 24  6 1996  50.415 -176.083  35 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 11  2 55 17 1999  51.089 -179.382  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 11 08 48 25 2005  51.560 -176.280  58 5.3  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12 10 12 35 15 1905  53.880 -161.680   0 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake with epicenter near Kuskikwim River was felt at Ogavik where houses shook. Also felt at Bethel.

 

12 10  4 25 40 1920 -39.000  -73.000  60 7.4   Central Chile

12 10 16 24 58 1944 -18.000  168.000  50 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

12 10  2 50 42 1950 -14.250  -75.750  80 7.0   Central Peru

 

Moderate damage in Iga, Chimbote, Huaraz, Cajamarca, Cuzco and Noquegua, Peru. Maximum intensity VII. Four killed.

 

12 10 13 23  6 1950 -28.420  179.970 300 7.4   Tonga/Fiji

12 10  0  0  0 1967  17.700   73.900  10 7.0   Arabian Sea

 

Centered near Koynanager 160 km south of Bombay. The earthquake killed 177 while injuring 2000. At least 50,000 were left homeless. Damage was limited to villages near the epicenter. At Koynanager about 25% of the structures were completely ruined.

 

12 10  4 34 39 1970  -3.989  -80.724  25 7.6   Ecuador

 

Destructive on the Peru-Ecuador border south of the Gulf of Guayaquil. Damage was widespread in southern Ecuado especially at ht town of Alamor in Loja province  which was up to 90% destroyed. Severe damage also occrred through the province at Macara, Cariamanga, etc. 50 people were killed. Many persons at Guayaquil suffered from post-traumatic stress. Felt with intensity III at Quito 450 km distant. The number killed in Peru was more than 32 and 350 injured. Casualties and damage were heavy at Tumbes, Talara, Sullana, Querecotillo and Piura. At least 11 events of M>=5 were recorded in the next month.

 

12 10  8 36 19 1996   0.870  -30.039  10 7.0   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

12 10 16 30  0 1872  46.400 -112.500   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 

Earthquake in western Montana this was felt at Helena and Deer Lodge.  Plaster cracked, stovepipes came apart. Earthquake noises were heard at Helena. A slightly smaller shock hit Helena and Deer Lodge on Dec. 11.

 

12 10 12 35 15 1905  53.880 -161.680   0 7.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake with epicenter near Kuskikwim River was felt at Ogavik where houses shook. Also felt at Bethel.

 

12 10  8 38 53 1926  40.700 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

12 10  0  0  0 1957  65.500 -133.000   0 5.7   Yukon Territory, Canada

12 10 19  0  0 1961  32.266 -103.855  10 5.0   SW U.S.A

12 10  4  7  0 1967  40.500 -124.600   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

12 10 12  6 52 1967  40.560 -124.580   0 5.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

 

Felt over an area of 6000 sq. miles of Humboldt County. Windows were cracked at Ferndale. Considerable damage was done to merchandise on shelves. At Scotia a large window cracked. Chimneys cracked and twisted at Cranell and Denny. Most people were awakened by the earthquake.

 

12 10 19 30  0 1967  36.680 -107.210   0 5.1   Colorado area

12 10 10 15  7 1970  53.096 -169.849  48 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

12 10  6 39 55 1978  25.607 -109.643  15 5.3   Gulf of California

12 10 18 37 45 1994  60.100 -153.900 218 5.0   Central Alaska

12 10 16 57 40 1996  51.824 -177.562  20 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

Felt with intensity IV on Adak.

 

12 10 11 12 46 1997  51.446 -179.320  31 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12 10 05 32 57 2002  51.600 -176.920  33 5.1  ANDREANOF ISL, ALEUTIAN IS.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

12  9 18  0  0 1742   0.000  -78.400   0 7.2   Ecuador

 

Destructive at Latacunga. Accompanied by an eruption of the volcano Cotopaxi.

 

12  9 17 20  0 1761  50.000   90.000  30 7.7   So. Siberia

 

Northwest of the Altai mountains. Felt at the mines of Koliwan and at the forst at Czagirsk and Inest and at From Schoulbinsk and Semipalatnaja. Preceded by a subterranean noise which came from the east and went towards the north.  Followed by a violent aftershock on Dec. 12. Structures in the villages of Novala, Globokaia and Ibinskaia rocked, water swayed and material fell from ceilings. 

 

12  9  2 17  0 1901  26.000 -110.000   0 7.1   Gulf of California

12  9 23 23  0 1909 -10.000  165.000  60 7.7   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

12  9 23 28  0 1909  12.500  145.000 100 8.0   So. Marianas/Guam

 

Two shocks of which the second was most severe. In Agana nearly all house articles on shelves were thrown down. The Women's Hospital built of mortar was so badly damaged that it had to be torn down. The tile roof slid off. Ceilings were collapsed in many houses. Ground fissures were observed and a flow of water came from at least one. A ground wave was observed as it crossed the public square. Ships in the harbor felt the shock. The steel water tower at Sumay was seen to sway. Not felt at Yap, Western Carolina.

 

12  9  8 32 29 1912  19.000  -85.000  60 7.3   Honduras

12  9 18 49 28 1949 -30.350  179.180  33 7.2   So. Kermadec Islands

12  9 21 38 48 1950 -23.500  -67.500 100 8.3   Argentina

 

Limited damage along the Chile-Argentina border. Felt with intensity VII. At least 4 killed.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

12  9  2 17  0 1901  26.000 -110.000   0 7.1   Gulf of California

12  9  8 40  0 1933  35.800  -90.200   0 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Sharp local shock at Manila, Arkansas which broke windows.

 

12  9 22  7 43 1957  65.339 -133.500  15 5.7   Yukon Territory, Canada

12  9  2 15 22 1961  56.300 -153.900  31 5.6   Southern Alaska

12  9  5 38 30 1963  54.900 -159.400  45 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt by many at Fairbanks and College. Glass fell from shelves in College.

 

12  9  9 51  0 1976  44.501 -129.890  15 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

12  9 10 28  7 1976  44.589 -129.447  15 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

12  9 18 21  6 1976  52.230 -171.061   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  9 22 36 23 1976  44.762 -110.806   5 5.1   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt with intensity V at Corwin Springs, Montana and in Canyon village, WY.

 

12  9  7  3 48 1979  60.323 -140.861  15 5.0   Central Alaska

12  9 22 25 51 1979  52.970 -170.290 103 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

12  9  7 31 10 1987  34.004  -61.038  10 5.2   Off East Coast U.S.

12 09 12 44 01 2003  51.480 -179.280  33 6.2  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

12  8  8 32  9 1937  23.000  121.500  60 7.0   Taiwan

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Severely felt at Aberdeen Station.

 

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity V at Corwin Springs, Montana.

 

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

 

Felt at Fairbanks.

 

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

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

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

12  8  6  5 25 1996  56.740 -151.777  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Moderately felt in the Santiago Del Estero Province of Argentina and for a wide area around the epicenter.

 

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

 

A strong earthquake south of Honshu in the Kii area. 1223 killed, more than

17,000 houses collapsed and more than 3000 washed away in the east coast of Kii, Ise Bay area. from 30 cm to 1 meters subsidence occurred. This earthquake

generated as strong tsunami which wrecked 3059 houses and caused 998 deaths. Maximum height 7.5 meters at Kumano-ura. Also observed in Hawaii, Alaska and

California.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Hope, Moose Pass and Willow.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak and Old Harbor.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

12  6 23  0 53 1938  22.800  120.800  60 7.0   Taiwan

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Damage in the southern Kuril Islands and on Hokkaido.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mercury spilled from the Estevan Lighthouse on the west shore of Vancouver

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

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

 

Strong earthquake felt at Quito, Ecuador. May have been related to the strong eruption of Espantosa del Pichincha in November, 1660.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Strong shock in southeastern Utah.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt strongly at Atka and Adak.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Nikolski.

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

12  4 12 20 25 1905  38.000   37.000  60 7.0   Turkey

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

12  4  3 37 48 1957  45.200   99.200  50 8.3   Mongolia

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

12  3  2 39 19 1915  29.500   91.500  60 7.1   Myanmar

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

 

Moderate damage, 36 killed in Burma. Two shocks. The first was a mild foreshock. The second killed at 36 and injured many more in the regions of Nyaunglebin and Toungoo and Pyu. Buildings were destroyed especially those poorly build. A railway was severely damaged with twisted tracks near Sittang. Ground cracks,

sand vents were observed. A strong foreshock occurred in May, 1930 and some buildings were damaged in that quake and destroyed in this later shock.

 

12  3  4 24 19 1960  42.900  104.400  60 7.0   Mongolia

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

 

Felt at Adak and Atka.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt strongly.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

Felt at Adak Island.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A severe earthquake which hit Lima, Peru. A tsunami was generated which flooded  the town of Callao. Maximum height of 1 meter cast several ships on shore damaging some. One ship was carried to the house line and was left stranded in the lagoon.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Located near Fraserdaile, Ontario. Felts from Souithelute to Timiskaming and strongly to the north. Not felt at North Bay. Tremors were strong enough to toss  campers from bunks near Island Falls. Seismograms mixed this earthquake with recordings from a strong earthquake at Talca, Chile (see GLOBAL HISTORY section above.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

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

 

Felt with intensity III at Adak.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Amchitka.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Destructive in Jalisco, Mexico.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Damage at intensity VI level occurred at Yakutat and with lesser intensity at Anchorage and in south-central Alaska. Also flet at Yukon Territory, Canada. Felt within intensity IV in southern Alaska including in Ketchikan, Glennallen  and Kodiak. Also felt at Sand Point and Fairbansk. Strongly felt by ships at sea near the epicenter where some some damage occurred. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 85 cm at Yakutat but also observed as  far away as Presidio, California.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

Felt at Kasilof and Seward.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Damage at intensity VI level occurred at Yakutat and with lesser intensity at Anchorage and in south-central Alaska. Also flet at Yukon Territory, Canada. Felt within intensity IV in southern Alaska including in Ketchikan, Glennallen  and Kodiak. Also felt at Sand Point and Fairbansk. Strongly felt by ships at sea near the epicenter where some some damage occurred. A tsunami was generated with maximum height 85 cm at Yakutat but also observed as  far away as Presidio, California.

 

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

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

 

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

 

11 30 15 40 48 1993  51.499 -172.696  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

11 29  8 22 42 1952  52.800  159.200  40 7.3   Kamchatka

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Earthquake centered southeast of Mexico City in Oaxaca (about 450 km south).  Seven deaths were reported in Mexico City and one in the epicentral area. Much damage occurred in the epicentral area. The quake was preceded by a seismic quiet period and activation and followed by a number of aftershocks.

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt at Shearwater.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

11 28 17 11 14 1943  54.900  156.800 350 7.6   Kamchatka

 

Limited damage to to intermediate depth of focus.

 

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

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

 

No damage or felt effects reported.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Part of a series of earthquakes at Helena, Montana.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

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

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

 

Felt throughout much of Central California with widespread but minor damage.

 Maximum damage occurred at Hollister where much merchandise fell from shelves and windows broke. A gas pipe also broke at Hollister.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

11 27 21 56 50 1945  24.500   63.000  60 8.3   Pakistan

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Some people were awakened.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

V.

 

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Larsen Bay.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity V at Adak.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Maximum intensity IX in the epicentral region.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Mayo.

 

 

DAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 24 18 50 18 1951  23.000  122.500  60 7.3   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

11 24 19 35 29 1971  52.897  159.187 106 7.5   Kamchatka

 

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

 

11 24 12 22 19 1976  39.100   44.000  36 7.3   Turkey

 

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

 

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

 

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

Perth.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

Railroad workers at Curry reported a heavy jolt.

 

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

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

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

 

Reported felt with intensity IV at Sitkinak Island.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

 

Felt at Amchitaka and Adak.

 

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

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

 

Felt at Adak with intensity III.

 

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

 

Felt at Adak with intensity III and at Atka Village.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

11 23  9 49  0 1899  53.000  159.000  60 7.9   Kamchatka

 

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

 

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

11 23  6 29 30 1955  51.000  157.300  70 7.1   Kamchatka

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

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

 

One of the strongest outpourings of seismicity in this region of Chile/Argentina in modern times. 70 were killed and 300 injured while 40,000 were left homeless. Damage mostly in western Argentina in San Jaun Province including 75-80% of

buildings at Caucete. Liquefaction occurred up to 200 km from the epicenter. Rockslides were common and water towers and buildings cracked at Bragado and Cordoiba. Damage also at Buenos Aires. Felt in Sao Paula, Brazil and Lima, Peru.

 

11 23 18 34 54 1980  40.914   15.366  10 7.2   Italy

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

11 23  7 11 15 1997  51.379 -179.323  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt on Adak.

 

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

 

Felt on Adak.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at Adak.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

11 21  7  3  0 1902  22.500  121.500  10 7.0   Taiwan

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

11 21  7 36  0 1909  24.400  121.800   0 7.3   Taiwan

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Moderate damage in Afghanistan.

 

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

 

Violent earthquake felt in Nicobar Islands and probably in Sumatra.

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Sitkinak Island.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt on Adak.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity IV at Adak and Atka.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Felt on Adak.

 

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

 

Felt with intensity IV on Sitkinak Island.

 

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

 

Felt on Adak Island.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity V at Chugiak, Homer and Kenai.

 

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

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

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

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Severe damage at Acambay and Tixmadeje, Mexico.

 

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

 

400 killed at San Vicente, El Salvador.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

At Santa Maria windows cracked and chimneys collapsed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity V at Venta. Many were awakened. Bottles were moved on shelves. Objects swayed. Felt at Girdwood, Homer, Kasilof and Seward.

 

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

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

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

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak.

 

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

 

Felt with intensity II at Adak and Atka.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

11 18  0  0  0 1742  50.500  157.000  40 7.5   Kamchatka

 

A moderate tsunami was generated which was observed in the Kuril Islands at Paramushir and Shumshu.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Felt with maximum intensity IX in the Kuril Islands.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

11 18  9 35 50 1951  31.100   91.400   0 8.0   Xizang

 

Felt north of Lhasa, Tibet

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Located near Wells, Nevada, hanging objects swung at Wells and at Carlin, NV. Also felt  at Elko, Ely and Montello, NV and Lucin and Salt Lake City, Utah. Felt over a broad area of Utah and Nevada.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Felt at San Diego with intensity III. Objects swung.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt with intensity VI at Catarman where 29 people were injured. Also felt

in Luzon and on Masbate.

 

 

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

 

Felt on Kimbe and in western New Britain.

 

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

 

Felt in the New Britain area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Light shock felt by several at Juneau.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Felt slightly at Sitka and Petersburg.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Felt on Adak.

 

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

 

Felt on Adak.

 

11 17 13 58 54 1997  52.265 -170.102  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians