TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 13  0  0 00  986  36.200   43.100   0 0.0   IRAQ

 

Severe damage at AL-MAWSIL (MOSUL), Iraq. Many killed. MMI: VIII

 

 5 13  0  0  0 1647 -14.000  -76.500  40 7.9   Central Peru

 

Severe damage at Santiago. 2000 killed.

 

 5 13  0  0  0 1695  36.000  111.500   0 8.0   So. China

 5 13  0  0  0 1717  39.000  142.700   0 7.6   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 13 12 36  0 1784 -16.500  -72.000  70 8.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate damage at Arequipa, Camana, Moquegua, Peru (IX). 54 killed a tsunami was generated.

 

 5 13 11 22  0 1897  12.300  123.300  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 5 13 12 30  0 1897  12.000  124.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Severe damage (VIII) at Masbate Island.

 

 5 13  6 34  6 1903 -17.000  168.000  60 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

 5 13  4 23 00 1990 -40.300  176.100  21 6.7   NEW ZEALAND

 

Moderate damage (VIII) at  DANNEVIRKE,  WELLINGTON      

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 13  6 20  0 1910  33.670 -117.320   0 5.0   So. California

 

Lake Elsinore region. Chinmneys toppled in the district between Corona and Wildomar where rocks rolled down the hillside. Felt to Barstow, Ventura and San Diego.

 

 5 13  7 58  6 1910  57.000 -160.000 100 6.8   Alaska Peninsula

 5 13 17 15  0 1914  41.224 -111.959   0 5.7   UTah              

 

Windows were broken and chimneys thrown down at Ogden. Probably caused by a slip in the Wasatch Fault near the Idaho line.  Felt 30 miles south of Salt Lake City and over a distance of 140 miles.

 

 5 13  2 30  0 1916  43.700 -116.200   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Boise ID. Strong shock. Chimneys were wrecked, and people rushed into the street. Strong at Weiser, 60 miles west. The epicenter was probably NW of Boise. Reclamation ditches were damaged and the flow of gas was altered.  Felt at Loon Creek, 120 miles northeast and reported felt at Anaconda MT, 240 miles NE. Also felt in eastern Oregon.

 

 5 13 14  6  0 1936  46.600 -112.000   0 5.7   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt strongly at Helena MT.

 

 5 13 16  1 45 1941  40.000 -126.000   0 6.0   Off Coast of No. California

 

Felt strongly along the coast at widely separated points and at 2 towns in Oregon. Maximum intensity V. Cracked plaster at Santa Cruz.  Hanging objects swung at Ferndale.

 

 5 13 16  7 12 1960  54.960 -161.510   0 6.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 17 50 19 1963  61.100 -151.000  96 5.4   Central Alaska

 5 13  5 18 55 1967  56.450 -152.580  23 5.2   Southern Alaska

 5 13 21 27 56 1971  65.900 -164.000 100 6.1   Northern Alaska

 5 13  5 10 49 1974  55.800 -158.450  36 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5 13 14 14 55 1986  51.350 -173.470  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 17 15 23 1986  51.230 -176.680  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 13  4 41 31 1989  54.200 -169.400   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 10 24 40 1993  61.988 -147.033  59 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 13 11 59 49 1993  55.177 -160.458  32 6.9   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

Items knocked from shelves at Sand Point and King Cove. Felt (VI) at Sand Point; (V) at Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon and Perryville; (IV) at Cold Bay and Port Heiden; (III) at Akhiok and Akutan; (II) at Kodiak.

 

 5 13 23 41 38 1993  55.017 -160.162  33 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 13 23 11  5 1997  61.240 -150.847  66 5.0   Central Alaska

 5 13 10 06 41 2005  18.866 -155.202  44 5.1   Hawaii

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Captain Cook, Hilo, Honaunau, Kamuela, Keaau, Kurtistown and Pahoa; (III) at Kailua Kona and Waikoloa. Felt throughout the Island of Hawai`i.

 

 5 13 05 35 12 2010  42.263 -126.499  10 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 

(NEIC) Felt at Brookings, Eugene, Gold Beach, Medford and Myrtle Point.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 12 10  0 00 1021  47.500    7.600   0 0.0   SWITZERLAND                                         155                        

 

MMI:  IX   Severe Damage in Switzerland. 

 

 5 12  9 15  0 1664 -14.100  -75.800  15 7.3   Central Peru

 

Severe damage at Ica and Pisco, Peru, 400 killed. MMI: X

 

 5 12 15  0  0 1717  38.050  142.050   0 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 12  3 15 00 1730  42.800   13.000   0 0.0   ITALY                                      75,93                   

 

MMI:   X   200 killed,  Severe damage at Norcia, Italy. This shock was felt in Rome, Tivoli, Aquila, Cascia, Virsa, Matrica, Monteleone etc. Much suffering also in Sulmona. At all locations three shocks were felt. Aftershocks continued through May 28 when a second violent shock was felt. At Tivoli walls were cracked; at Norica the shock was so violent that it destroyed all the houses in that city. More than 500 were reported killed at Norica (Mallet, "On the Facts of Earthquake Phaenomena", 1852).

 

 

 5 12  0  0 00 1844  41.000   35.000   0 0.0   TURKEY                                             99

 

MMI:  IX   200 killed.

            

 5 12 15 38 57 1938  -6.000  147.800  60 7.5   New Ireland

 5 12  9 46 56 1959 -22.000  -64.500   0 7.0   Argentina

 5 12  6 25 00 1971  37.500   29.900   0 6.2   TURKEY                                    138

 

Severe Damage at Burdur, Turkey.  57 killed.

             

 5 12  4 50  6 1990  49.262  142.228 594 7.8   So. Kurils

 

Felt (V) at Aniva, Ogonki and Peschanskoye;(IV) in the Korsakov-Nevelsk-Tomari area; (III) in the Uglegorsk-Poronaysk-Makarov area, Sakhalin. Felt (II) at Komsomolsk-na-Amure, USSR. Felt (III JMA) at Kushiro, Hokkaido.  Also felt (III JMA) at Hachinohe and Morioka; (II JMA) at Tokyo and Yokohama, Honshu.

 

 5 12 18  5 43 1992 -16.524 -172.367  15 7.0   Tonga Islands

 

 Felt in American Samoa and Western Samoa.

 

 5 12 18 43 18 2000 -23.548  -66.452 225 7.2   Argentina

 

One person killed at the Manto Verde Mine in the Atacama region, Chile. Felt (VI) at Antofagasta, Calama, Chuquicamata, Copiapo, Mejillones and Sierra Gorda; (V) at Caldera, Chanaral, Diego de Almagro, Iquique, Tierra Amarilla and Tocopilla; (IV) at Arica, Pozo Almonte and Potrerillos; (III) at Parinacota, Chile. Also felt in northern Argentina.

 

 5 12 06 28 01 2008  31.002  103.322  19 7.9   Eastern Sichuan China

 

At least 69,195 people killed, 374,177 injured and 18,392 missing and presumed dead in the Chengdu-Lixian-Guangyuan area. More than 45.5 million people in 10 provinces and regions were affected. At least 15 million people were evacuated from their homes and more than 5 million were left homeless. An estimated 5.36 million buildings collapsed and more than 21 million buildings were damaged in Sichuan and in parts of Chongqing, Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi and Yunnan. The total economic loss was estimated at 86 billion US dollars. Beichuan, Dujiangyan, Wuolong and Yingxiu were almost completely destroyed. Landslides and rockfalls damaged or destroyed several mountain roads and railways and buried buildings in the Beichuan-Wenchuan area, cutting off access to the region for several days. At least 700 people were buried by a landslide at Qingchuan. Landslides also dammed several rivers, creating 34 barrier lakes which threatened about 700,000 people downstream. A train was buried by a landslide near Longnan, Gansu. At least 2,473 dams sustained some damage and more than 53,000 km of roads and 48,000 km of tap water pipelines were damaged. About 1.5 km of surface faulting was observed near Qingchuan, surface cracks and fractures occurred on three mountains in the area, and subsidence and street cracks were observed in the city itself. Maximum intensity XI was assigned in the Wenchuan area. Felt (VIII) at Deyang and Mianyang;(VII) at Chengdu; (VI) at Luzhou and Xi'an; (V) at Chongqing, Guozhen, Lanzhou, Leshan, Wu'an, Xichang and Ya'an. Felt in much of central, eastern and southern China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Hefei, Nanjing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan and in Hong Kong.  Also felt in parts of Bangladesh, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Seiches were observed at Kotalipara, Bangladesh. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 12 14 53 33 1926  46.500 -131.000   0 5.6   Vancouver Island area

 5 12  0  0  0 1939  46.000 -111.500   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 5 12  7 33  0 1945  31.600 -115.600   0 5.2   So. California

 5 12  5 38 18 1958  52.210 -169.540   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 21 40 23 1959  51.500 -177.100  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 20  8 37 1963  57.300 -154.000  26 6.5   Southern Alaska

 5 12 16 55 47 1964  59.460 -144.790  33 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5 12 18 16 42 1964  56.600 -152.400  37 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5 12 16 58 33 1967  52.650 -166.940  36 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 12 16  5 1978  62.204 -149.264  55 5.2   Central Alaska

 5 12 19 12 49 1979  53.625 -168.945 150 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 21 52 57 1983  51.192 -179.095  51 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  3 47 39 1986  51.370 -174.790  49 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 17  6 54 1986  53.200 -173.800   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12 20 23  8 1986  51.850 -174.790  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  2 42 32 1988  54.960 -160.330  35 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 12  3 39 31 1992  59.691 -153.482 139 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 12  0 22 23 1994  25.068 -109.294  10 5.6   Gulf of California

 5 12  3 34  7 1999  61.643 -130.131  15 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 5 12 12 50 34 2008  56.468 -153.067  20 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Anchorage.

 

 5 12 20 06 41 2013  52.498 -171.954   8 5.3   Andreanof Islands

 5 12 18 51 00 2014  43.716 -128.056  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 11  0  0 00 1149  33.200   44.400   0 0.0   IRAQ

 

Moderate damage at Baghdad, Iraq.                  

 

 5 11  0  0 00 1844  33.700   51.300   0 0.0   IRAN 

 

Severe damage at Qamsar, Kuhrud, Kamu, Chuken.

 

 5 11 17 23  0 1900  38.700  141.100  10 7.0   Off East Coast Honshu

 5 11  0  0 00 1909  43.600    5.300   0 0.0   FRANCE

 

Maximum Intensity IX. Moderate damage at Vernegues, Charleval, La Roque D'Antheron 159 killed.

 

 5 11 20 17 00 1945  35.200   52.100   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Garmsar, Kerand, Bankuh. 20 killed.

 

 5 11  8 55 41 1948 -17.500  -70.300  70 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Moderate Damage, 1 killed MMI VII.

 

 5 11 10 16 43 1953 -21.750  168.500   0 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 5 11 14 11 57 1962  17.250  -99.580   0 7.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Moderate Damage 4 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5 11 18 26 51 1993   7.219  126.570  59 7.0   Central Philippines

 

Felt (V) at Bislig and Davao. Also felt at Leyte and on Camiguin Island.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 11 18  4 45 1939  38.350 -117.828   8 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

NE of Mina NV. Strongest in vicinity of Rawhide. Intensity V at Carson City.

 

 5 11 23 40  0 1939  45.900 -111.300   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Trident MT. Sharp local shock cracked plaster. Felt by all. Some ran outdoors.

 

 5 11  5 23 55 1958  65.100 -151.900   0 6.4   Northern Alaska

 

Felt by all and frightened many at Manley Hot Springs; shook canned goods from shelves.

 

 5 11 17 37 38 1965  61.400 -149.600  58 5.8   Central Alaska

 

Numerous reports of pictures tilting on walls, windows rattling, and dishes jiggling from Anchorage, Seward, and Kenai.

 

 5 11  4 17 38 1974  61.813 -150.262  46 5.3   Central Alaska

 5 11  0 23 37 1978  51.393 -176.032  21 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  4  9 11 1986  55.660 -158.130  33 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 11 13 43 50 1986  51.390 -173.570  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11 19 40 32 1986  51.564 -173.757   0 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11 22 48 46 1986  51.526 -174.670  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  2 47 44 1989  51.860 -170.290  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 11  4 22  3 1999  53.591 -165.404  51 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5 10  7  0  0 1230  45.700   26.600 150 7.1   Romania/Bulgaria

 5 10 15  0  0 1789  33.070  134.030   0 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 5 10  0  0 00 1844  33.600   51.300   0 0.0   IRAN 

 

Severe Damage at  KASHAN,QAMSAR,KAMU,KUSHIAN,CHUKA, Iran 1500 killed.     

 

 5 10  1 28  0 1877 -18.330  -71.183  40 7.9   So. Peru/Bolivia

 5 10  2 16  0 1877 -19.600  -70.230   0 8.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

$1.6 million damage.  33 killed at Mollendo, Ilo, Arica Pabel, Tarapaca, La Tirana

 

 5 10  5 26 00 1897 -37.300  139.700  14 6.5   AUSTRALIA

 

Moderate damage at  BEACHPORT,ROBE,KINGSTON,MOUNT GAMBIER  (IX)

 

 5 10 19 25 17 1974  28.200  103.900  10 7.0   Myanmar

 

Severe damage in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, China. 20,000 killed.

 

 5 10 14 27 43 1975 -38.033  -72.783  30 7.8   Central Chile

 

Moderate Damage observed

 

 5 10 15 35 51 1985  -5.600  151.300  43 7.1   New Ireland

 

One person killed. Damage (VIII) in Biaila-Haskins area. Extensive landslides, debris flows and fallen trees in the Nakanai Mts. Ground cracks occurred. A temporary hot springs was observed near Malosi.  Felt throughout Papua, New Guinea.

 

 5 10  7 57 30 1997  33.825   59.809  10 7.7   So. Iran

 

At least 1,567 people killed, 2,300 injured, 50,000 homeless, 10.533 houses destroyed, 5474 houses damaged and landslides in the Birjand Qayen area. Five people killed and some damage in the Herat area, Afghanistan. Felt through out northern Iran. This event occurred on a southern splay of the Ferdows fault. This left-lateral strike slip fault was the site of the 1968 Dasht-e-Bayaz earthquake (Ms 7.1) which resulted in 12,000-20,000 casualties. The Ferdows fault is north of the Zagros Mts, the northern boundary of the Arabian plate. Understanding the tectonics of this region is complicated by the existence of several microplates at the collision zone.

 

 5 10 20 33  2 1999  -5.175  151.036 123 7.1   New Ireland

 

Felt at Port Moresby and New Britain.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5 10  0 27  0 1906  43.000 -101.300   0 5.3   Wyoming/Dakotas

 

Reported from all along the Niobrara Valley from Rushville to Valentine, NB.

 

 5 10 17 40 13 1936  37.500 -118.530   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

North of Bishop. Felt in east-central California and Nevada. Timbers were wrecked in East Portal tunnel 20 miles south of June Lake.  A few rockslides wre noted at Bishop.

 

 5 10 11 48 54 1956  31.833 -116.000   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt by several at home in San Diego. Motion rapid.

 

 5 10 22 54 39 1958  65.230 -152.010   0 6.4   Northern Alaska

 5 10  0  3 40 1962  62.000 -150.100  82 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Felt V at Anchorage. Felt by many, alarmed few. Dishes fell from shelves, Buildings creaked, loose objects rattled. Trees and buildings swayed.  Light fixtures and chairs swayed in east-west direction.

 

 5 10  5 12 16 1962  52.400 -170.900  43 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10  0  1 17 1971  52.210 -171.070  48 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 22 58  6 1971  51.400 -177.350  58 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 11 39 31 1973  51.321 -179.499  58 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10  9 39  7 1987  51.394 -179.820  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10  9 24  9 1990  51.700 -173.570  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 11 18 49 1990  51.260 -172.790  58 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 14 36 22 2005  51.267 -178.485  29 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 02 42 51 2006  52.515 -169.256  18 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

(AEIC). Felt (V) at Nikolski. Also felt at Dutch Harbor and Unalaska.

 

 5 10 05 07 28 2006  52.724 -169.309  44 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5 10 14 16 09 2014  60.035 -152.198  91 5.7   Southern Alaska

 

NEIC reported this earthquake in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska was felt with intensity IV in Willow and Palmer and II-III in the area(s) of Anderson, Sterling, Soldotna, Seward, Wasilla, Moose Pass, Kenai, Kasilof, Homer, Girdwood, Eagle River, Cordova, Cooper Landing, Chugiak, Indian, Anchorage, Elmendorf AFB, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  9  0  0    1336  26.6     56.2             Iran

 

Damage severe at Qeshm, Iran. Since few details are available the occurrence of this earthquake is questionable. May be confused with an earthquake near Khawf and Jizd-Zauzan on the Jangal fault which killed more than 20,000 with intensity up to X. That earthquake was identified as occurring with M 7.3-7.6.

 

 5  9  0  0    1673  18.3    -69.5             Dominican Republis

 

Severe Damage at Santo Domingo, 5 killed.

 

 5  9  0  0 00 1830  35.700   52.100   0 0.0   IRAN

 

Severe damage at Danavand, Tehran, Semnan, Damghan, Iran, 500 killed.

 

 5  9  1 28  0 1877 -21.500  -71.000   0 8.0   Coast No. Chile

 

Moderate damage at Ilo, Arica, Mollendo, Chile, 33 killed.

 

 5  9 17 47 43 1952  -6.750  155.000  60 7.0   Solomon Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  9  4 25  0 1878  40.000 -124.500   0 6.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Near Petrolia. All chimneys in the city were knocked down. The earthquake also triggered large landslides along the coast in southern Humboldt County.

 

 5  9  9 46 32 1933  38.450 -117.833   8 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Silver Creek and Tonopah Districts, NV

 

 5  9 16 31 32 1952  39.400 -119.700   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

North of Carson City NV. Felt in NE California and western Nevada.  Slight damage at Carson City and Virginia City. NV

 

 5  9  2  2 30 1964  52.140 -169.510  28 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  9 21  6 12 1964  61.700 -152.000  26 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  9 12 36 36 1967  56.530 -152.570  24 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5  9  3  3  2 1968  43.443 -126.967  33 5.3   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  9  0  0  3 1974  27.000 -111.000  33 5.5   Gulf of California

 5  9  2 49 11 1983  36.229 -120.312  13 5.2   Central California

 

Additional damage in the Coalinga area. Felt V.

 

 5  9 19 14  4 1985  51.300 -179.300  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  1  5 31 1986  51.400 -177.100   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  1  8 13 1986  51.000 -177.200   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  2 38 51 1990  57.300 -157.000  33 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9 22 16 42 1993  43.970 -128.770   3 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  9 10 25 45 1997  51.718 -173.339  37 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  9  0 30 13 1998  57.893 -156.823   0 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9  0 59 28 1998  58.082 -156.855  39 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9  3 55 52 1998  57.983 -156.963   0 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9  6 59 50 1998  58.128 -156.693   0 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 5  9 15 47 37 2001  53.641 -164.319  42 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5 09 07 50 03 2007  40.375 -125.016   0 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Whitethorn; (IV) at Carlotta, Ferndale, Rio Dell and Scotia; (III) at Eureka, Fortuna, Garberville, Leggett, Loleta, Myers Flat and Redway; (II) at Arcata and Hydesville. Also felt at Albion, Alderpoint, Benicia, Berkeley, Bridgeville, Delano, Fort Bragg, Laytonville, Little River, Martinez, McKinleyville, Mendocino, Pacifica, Petrolia, Pleasant Hill, Sunnyvale, Trinidad, Westport and Willits.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  8 12 21  0 1847  37.000  138.000   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Extreme damage suffered at Sinano, Etigo, Japan, over 10,000 killed

 

 5  8  3 39  0 1899  43.000  146.000  40 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  8  0  0    1912  20.4   -103.2             Western Mexico

 

Severe Damage at Guadalajara, Mexico.                

 

 5  8 18 35 24 1913 -17.000 -174.500 200 7.0   Tonga Islands

 5  8  4 46 12 1928  50.000  149.100 590 7.0   Sakhalin

 5  8  1 46 50 1939  37.000  -24.500  60 7.1   Off W. Portugal

 5  8  5 20 22 1946   0.000   99.500  60 7.1   So. Sumatera

 5  8 23 33 27 1974  34.567  138.800  10 7.2   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

Moderate damage at Nakagi, 27 killed. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5  8 19 43 57 1988   3.000  124.000   0 7.1   Mindanao, Philippines

 5  8  8 20  7 1996  42.546  147.605   5 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  8 21  3  0 1920  56.000 -136.000   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5  8 17 22 18 1936  61.000 -153.000 170 5.8   Central Alaska

 5  8  8 50 56 1963  54.900 -163.800  90 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 16 21 50 1964  56.700 -154.000  25 5.9   Southern Alaska

 5  8 21 34 41 1964  60.800 -143.600  17 5.4   Central Alaska

 5  8 23 40 44 1964  52.260 -169.310  12 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 12 17 13 1968  43.567 -127.899  33 6.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  8 22 17 14 1968  43.871 -128.180  33 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  8 11 25 35 1976  61.528 -151.517   1 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  8 12 56 15 1979  52.833 -168.309  42 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8  7 48 46 1980  46.227 -122.169   1 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 5  8 23 14  2 1985  53.935 -165.002  41 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 23 40 19 1985  31.770 -115.820   6 5.1   So. California

 5  8  1 11  2 1986  51.100 -176.700  32 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8  4  3 51 1986  51.000 -176.900  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8  5 37 22 1986  51.400 -175.400  25 6.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 11 20  2 1989  51.582 -172.914  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 13 29 13 1997  50.000 -167.000   0 5.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  8 20 41 40 2000  57.318 -154.406  43 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

 Felt (III) at Old Harbor. Also felt strongly at Larsen Bay.

 

 5 08 11 20 35 2002  51.630 -175.311  33 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  7 00 00    1822  10.0    -84.0             Costa Rica

 

The town of Cartago, Costa Rica was ruined.

 

 5  7 00 00    1842  19.7    -72.8             Haiti

 

This event hit the Island of Santo Domingo especially at Cape Haytien.  Felt in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and almost all the West Indies. The principal earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks. The event was felt on board ships in the harbors. It was preceded by very sultry weather. Many houses were destroyed and up to 4500 were killed,   Severe damage occurred at Haiti - Cap- Haytien and the Dominican Republic.

 

 5  7 15  0  0 1847  36.070  138.020   0 7.4   No. Honshu, Japan

 5  7 10 16  0 1907  -2.800  144.500  60 7.0   Papua New Guinea

 5  7  7 58 14 1964  40.400  139.000  33 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  7 22 47 18 1986  52.900 -174.900   0 8.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Damage (V) on Adak and Atka. Tsunami was generated with maximum run up about 1 meter in Hawaii.

 

 5  7  3  4 37 1987  42.600  142.200   0 7.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  7  8 28  0 1927  35.700  -90.600   0 5.3   New Madrid area

 

Mississippi Valley. Strongest at North Jonesboro, AR. Some chimneys fell and buildings rocked. Many felt ground movement. Felt from Decatur ALA to Carbondale Ill and from Pocahontas ARK to Jackson TN. Also felt in Mississippi. While it was felt most strongly in Arkansas, the felt area indicates that the epicenter was farther to the east.

 

 5  7 21 56  0 1927  50.150 -127.850   0 5.5   British Colombia

 5  7 11 50 39 1955  38.930 -122.870   0 5.0   Central California

 

Principal shock was felt over an area of about 2,000 square miles.  Maximum intensity VI. Moderate damage to older type buildings and some loss of merchandise in stores.

 

 5  7  4  2 33 1964  51.600 -177.250  61 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7  3 26 51 1966  31.600 -116.100  33 5.1   So. California

 5  7  3  6 16 1980  62.989 -150.816 118 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  7 20 43 29 1986  51.416 -174.839   5 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 21 23 13 1986  51.324 -174.844  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 22 47 10 1986  51.570 -174.920  33 7.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  0 43 1986  51.945 -174.804  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  4 52 1986  51.525 -174.754  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  6 38 1986  51.500 -174.800  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  7 45 1986  51.500 -174.800  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  7 45 1986  51.631 -174.709  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23  8  3 1986  54.600 -174.300   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23 12 56 1986  52.429 -175.364  33 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23 13 11 1986  50.955 -174.040  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 23 13 16 1986  51.500 -174.800  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Aftershocks of Andreanoff Isl.

 

 5  7 18 40 11 1994  53.338 -165.794  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  7 11  3 33 1995  33.905 -116.288  11 5.0   So. California

 

Felt (V) at Hemet, and Rancho Mirage. Felt in the Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

 

 5  7 14 13 52 1999  56.175 -152.325  10 6.1   Southern Alaska

 5 07 17 46 13 2010  44.362 -129.467  10 5.5   Off coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  6 00 00    1622  17       98               Mexico

 

Severe Damage at  Zacatecas, Mexico was reported.

 

 5  6 00 00    1862  23.300  120.300           Taiwan                         178             

 

Moderate damage recorded at Chiai, Chanaghua, Taiwan

 

 5  6 18 59 43 1912  64.000  -20.000  60 7.5   Iceland area

 

Maximum intensity XI.

 

 5  6 19 41 12 1919  -5.000  154.000  25 8.1   New Britain

 5  5 13 45 57 1930  17.000   96.580  60 7.3   Andaman Islands

 

This earthquake destroyed the town of Pegu in Burma and shook Rangoon. It was felt from Mandalay on the north to south of Bangkok in Myanmar (then Siam) an area of more than 500,000 square km. although it was probably felt over a similar area in the sea. Destruction was less than expected because most buildings were hatch or bamboo. Pegu was destroyed in less than 10 seconds.  Heavy damage occurred to minarets and pagodas. Many cracks were observed to have occurred in the alluvial soil and in one place soil was seen heaped up to a height of up to a food. Actual ground waves were observed breaking against a resisting ridge. The earthquake triggered heavy landslides carrying houses into the river with them. While vessels in the harbor felt the quake strongly tide records did not indicate the occurrence of a tsunami. Damage was maximized by the sediments in the region amplifying the shaking. 550 killed.

 

 5  6 22 34 23 1930  38.100   44.600  25 7.3   Turkey

 

Estimated 2514 killed, maximum Intensity X in Iran and eastern Turkey Note that this event occurred only one day after the strong Pegu, Burma event described above.

 

 5  6 20 30 32 1947  -6.500  148.500  60 7.6   New Ireland

 5  6 23 08    1951  13.0    -87.8   100 6.5   El Salvador

 

Severe damage throughout the area. 400 killed.

 

 5  6 17 16 49 1953 -36.500  -72.500  60 7.6   Central Chile

 

19 killed, estimated damage $32 million in Central Chile in the areas of Concepcion, Chillan, Los Angeles and Talcuahuano. This may have been the strongest foreshock to the great earthquakes in this area in May 1960. 

 

 5  6 19  0 14 1962 -60.200  -33.500  33 7.0   Southern  Ocean

 5  0 20 00    1976  46.4     13.1       6.5   Italy/Austria

 

This event was the most destructive ever to occur in northeastern Italy.  It caused extensive damage in the epicentral area and killed 929-1000 killed while injuring nearly 2000, left more than 100,000 homeless and caused with $8 billion estimated property damage in NE Italy especially in the Udine, Italy area. The quake was felt throughout central Europe. Strong aftershocks of M>=6 continued for months after causing additional damage and injuries in the epicentral area.

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  6 16 40  0 1910  37.330 -118.420   0 5.5   California/Nevada area

 

Near Bishop. Felt strongly at Bishop, northern end of Owens Valley, and in Rock Creek Canyon to the northwest where there were rockslides.  Felt at Bakersfield, Hollister and Sacramento,

 

 5  6 12  9  0 1915  39.500 -126.500   0 6.8   Off Coast California

 5  6  1 10  0 1934  42.000 -113.000   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 5  6  4 36  6 1934  41.700 -112.800   0 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 5  6  8  9 42 1934  41.700 -112.800   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Northern Utah. This was the strongest aftershock of the March 12 earthquake Minor Damage. People left houses in Salt Lake City.

 

 5  6 20 57 16 1956  54.500 -162.500   0 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 15 26 36 1964  56.700 -152.100  15 6.0   Southern Alaska

 5  6 19 54 49 1984  51.688 -176.774  58 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 13 53  6 1985  43.743 -127.095  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 5  6  4  6 15 1987  51.300 -179.800  30 6.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  4 12 43 1987  50.952 -179.991  51 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  4 18 27 1987  51.071 -179.790  55 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  5 18 24 1987  50.981 -179.920  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 10 34  5 1991  53.450 -164.100  33 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  6 14 12 58 1991  51.660 -173.580  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  6  1 31 24 1997  61.564 -149.718  31 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  6  4 19 27 1999  56.478 -152.863  25 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5 06 15 09 50 2005  51.281  178.701  30 5.2   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  5  0  0  0 1875  38.100   30.200   0 7.0   Turkey

 

Maximum intensity IX, 1300 killed,  moderate damage in  Turkey.

                                             

 5  5  6 16  0 1908   3.000  123.000  60 7.5   Mindanao, Philippines

 5  5 13 45 57 1930  17.000   96.580  60 7.3   Andaman Islands

 

This earthquake destroyed the town of Pegu in Burma and shook Rangoon. It was felt from Mandalay on the north to south of Bangkok in Myanmar (then Siam) an area of more than 500,000 square km. although it was probably felt over a similar area in the sea. Destruction was less than expected because most buildings were hatch or bamboo. Pegu was destroyed in less than 10 seconds.  Heavy damage occurred to minarets and pagodas. Many cracks were observed to have occurred in the alluvial soil and in one place soil was seen heaped up to a height of up to a food. Actual ground waves were observed breaking against a resisting ridge. The earthquake triggered heavy landslides carrying houses into the river with them. While vessels in the harbor felt the quake strongly tide records did not indicate the occurrence of a tsunami. Damage was maximized by the sediments in the region amplifying the shaking. 550 killed.

 

 5  5  6 31 38 1958  -9.640   27.830   0 7.2   Lake Victoria area

 5  5  4 52 51 1976 -29.900 -177.800  35 7.2   No. Kermadec Islands

 5  5  3 53 45 1995  12.626  125.297  16 7.1   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt on Cataduanes, Leyte and Masbate. Also felt in southern Luzon.

 

 5 05 01 44 05 2015  -5.465  151.886  42 7.5   New Britain

 

PTWC noted the potential for a strong tsunami but no waves were observed immediately and nearby islands are sparsely populated so the danger from a tsunami was very low.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 5  5  4 14  9 1933  48.850 -129.650   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 5  5 11  1 14 1954  27.500 -112.500   0 5.8   Gulf of California

 5  5 13  9 49 1954  27.800 -112.000   0 6.6   Gulf of California

 5  5 16 13 44 1964  58.200 -149.700  35 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5  5 15  7 50 1967  59.340 -151.310  53 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5  5 17  6 15 1967  63.720 -148.370 100 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  5  5 32 47 1978  63.318 -150.971 134 5.1   Central Alaska

 5  5 21  3 16 1978  32.211 -115.304   6 5.2   So. California

 

Press reported shock caused chandeliers to sway.

 

 5  5 19 49 55 1982  61.198 -149.536  50 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  5 23 45 35 1990  60.020 -141.010  39 5.2   Central Alaska

 5  5 10 30  4 1999  59.234 -151.343  73 5.6   Southern Alaska

 5  5  5 48 48 2001  56.448 -156.609  62 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5 05 06 15 43 2007  50.767 -130.049  10 5.0   Vancouver Island, Canada

 5 05 20 55 00 2007  51.417 -177.783  53 5.0   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 5 05 02 44 53 2011  52.537 -174.693 206 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 5 05 15 06 11 2011  51.487 -178.384  60 5.3   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 5 05 14 13 01 2011  55.094 -160.538  39 5.7   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt (V) at Sand Point.  Also felt at Cold Bay and King Cove.

 

 5 05 16 57 36 2011  55.019 -160.688  36 5.8   Alaska Peninsula

 

(NEIC) Items knocked from shelves(V) at Sand Point. Felt (III) at King Cove. Also felt at Cold Bay, False Pass and Perryville.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  4  6 51  0 1907  -7.500  153.700  60 7.7   New Britain

 5  4  8 36 48 1907  28.000  141.000 200 7.0   Bonin Islands

 5  4 23 36  0 1911  51.000  157.000 240 7.6   Kamchatka

 

Felt VII at Kamchatka

 

 5  4 16 26 39 1923  55.500 -156.500  25 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 5  4 22 26 45 1923 -28.750  -71.750  60 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 5  4 16 51 43 1924 -21.000 -178.000 560 7.3   Tonga Islands

 5  4  4 36  7 1934  61.250 -147.500  80 7.2   Central Alaska

 5  4  7 15 42 1959  52.500  159.500  60 8.0   Kamchatka

 

One killed, moderate damage. Maximum Intensity X. A tsunami was generated.

 

 5  4  7 48 17 1972 -15.900  167.500  45 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 5  4  4 21 16 2000  -1.105  123.573  26 7.6   Sulawesi area

 

At least 46 killed, 264 injured, 30,000 homeless, extensive damage and power outages occurred in the Luwuk area, Sulawesi and on nearby islands. 80% of buildings were damaged or destroyed on Banggai Damage also occurred on Peleng. Dozens of houses damaged and a local marked destroyed by fire at Luwuk. Much of the damage at Luwuk and Peleng was caused by a local tsunami with wave heights to 6 meters maximum. Also felt at Tawau, Malaysia.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  4 16 26 39 1923  55.500 -156.500  25 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

 5  4  4 36  7 1934  61.250 -147.500  80 7.2   Central Alaska

 

South Central Alaska. At Anchorage windows broke. Goods fell from shelves.  Felt at Cordova and Nenana.

 

 5  4 20 44 47 1939  35.967 -114.817   0 5.0   SW U.S.A

 

The shocks was felt over a comparatively large area of Arizona, CA. and NV. The maximum intensity reported was about VI. In the vicinity of Boulder Dam,  large rocks were reported to have fallen on a roadway.  In some instances this made them impassable. A heavy dust cloud was seen to the south of Boulder Dam and was probably a result of rock falls or slides.

 

 5  4 17 51 22 1954  74.100  -81.200  10 5.5   Nunavit/Hudson Bay, Canada

 5  4  5 56  1 1963  51.800 -175.400  41 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  4 12  4 46 1964  58.200 -152.300  22 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5  4 22 34 48 1967  30.416 -114.403  33 5.2   SW U.S.A

 5  4  9 28  0 1969  63.500 -148.300  40 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  4  7  7  8 1970  51.403 -179.218  44 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  4  2  0 20 1977  31.921  -88.176   5 5.1   Southeast U.S.

 

Southwest Alabama. Light furniture was shifted at Melvin.  Also felt at Yantley.

 

 5  4 23  3 20 1984  59.225 -153.165  78 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5  4  3 37 39 1989  40.537 -127.437   5 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 5  4  1 18 55 1991  36.564  -89.823   5 5.0   New Madrid area

 

Slight damage (VI) at Campbell, Bloomfield, Gideon, New Madrid, Missouri. Felt in many areas of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee m Illinois, Kentucky and Mississippi.

 

 5  4  9 14 25 1992  44.317 -113.958   6 5.5   Montana/Idaho

 

Felt V at May, Bellevue and Challis, ID.

 

 5  4 11 47 15 1994  50.000 -166.000   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  4 14 24 25 2000  51.470 -178.463  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5 04 02 51 12 2008  43.155 -126.369  10.0 5   Off Coast of Oregon

 5 04 10 55 37 2012  50.648 -130.241  10.0 5   West of Vancouver, Canada

 5 04 01 49 29 2016  51.834  176.308  49.9 5   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  3  0  0  0 1875  38.100   30.200   0 7.0   Turkey

 

2000 killed, severe damaged in the Yaka, Ischikli, Yoril regions of Turkey.

 

 5  3 21 13  0 1887  31.000 -109.000   0 7.0   No. Mexico

 

Severe damage in the Bavispe region of northern Mexico. Nine were killed.

 

 5  3 13 45  0 1896  -0.510  -80.450   0 7.0   Ecuador

 5  3  0 52  0 1919  40.500  145.500  60 7.6   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  3 17 21 45 1925   1.500  127.000  60 7.1   Halmahera

 5  3 22 59  4 1925 -34.000   58.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 5  3  1 59 12 1943  12.500  125.500   0 7.4   Luzon, Philippines

 5  3 22 23 43 1946  -6.000  154.000  60 7.4   New Britain

 5  3  5 56 44 1949  48.700  153.400 125 7.0   So. Kurils

 5  3 23 30 19 1998  22.460  124.919   0 7.4   Taiwan

 

Southwest of Taiwan. A minor local tsunami generated with wave heights of 4 cm. Felt on Iriomote-shima, also in Kyushu and eastern Taiwan

 

 5 03 15 26 40 2006 -20.187 -174.123  55 7.9   Tonga

 

(NEIC) One person injured, a church damaged, windows broken and items knocked from shelves (VII) at Nuku`alofa. Felt (VII) at Neiafu. Felt at Hihifo, Pangai and Vaini. Felt(III) at Apia, Samoa. Felt in American Samoa. Felt at Atiu and Avarua, Cook Islands; at Suva, Fiji; at Alofi, Niue; at Mulifanua, Samoa. Also felt at Auckland, Minginui, Napier, Wanganui, Wellington and Whakatane, New Zealand. A tsunami was generated with recorded wave heights in meters (peak-to-trough) at the following selected tide stations: 0.54 at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 0.10 at Tofino, British Columbia, Canada; 0.13 at Raratonga, Cook Islands; 0.07 at Suva, Fiji; 0.15 at Hanasaki, Japan; 0.48 at Noumea, New Caledonia; 0.15 at Jackson Bay, New Zealand; 0.42 on Niue; 0.42 at Apia, Samoa; 0.42 at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 0.13 at King Cove, Alaska, 0.54 at Crescent City, California, 0.35 at Santa Barbara, California, 0.10 at San Francisco, California, 0.49 at Kahului, Hawaii, 0.12 at Portland, Oregon, 0.11 at La Push, Washington, U.S.A; 0.45 at Port-Vila, 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

 

 

 5  3  1  0  0 1872  33.000 -115.000   0 5.9   Southern California

 5  3 21 13  0 1887  31.000 -109.000   0 7.0   Baja California

 

This earthquake occurred in a very sparsely settled region and is named for the town of Bavispe, not because this was the point of origin, but it is the only village in the region. Collection of data was extremely difficult due to the unprecedented rainy season in 1887.  Motion was felt from Toluca, near Mexico City to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M. on the north and from Guaymas, Mexico to Yuma and El Paso Texas on the east.  There is a single large fault on the eastern margin of the San Bernardino valley where the mesas and foothills meet. The average difference in height on the two sides of this fault is about 7 feet, but in some places is 26 feet.  Great numbers of cracks were found in the riverbeds.  and outbursts of water and sand through fissures were observed. At Batepito Ranch, an area of 2 miles by 1 mile was covered with water to an average depth of 4 inches. At first the streams and springs went dry, then they had a greatly increased flow at least a month before the start of the rainy seasons.  Millions of cubic feet of rock were thrown from the mountains.  Cliffs of solid rock were shattered. One narrow canyon contained an immense amount of material from adjacent cliffs.  Bavispe was built on unconsolidated material. The principle damage was to collapsing roofs. The chur`ch was completely destroyed although it had stood for 200 years before.  Throughout the area water in tanks slopped over, railroad cars were set in motion, chimneys were through down and buildings cracked.  The sound of the earthquake came from the south and moved to the north at Tombstone, Arizona.

 

 5  3 17 18  0 1897  37.100  -80.700   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Pulaski, Va. Strongest at Pulaski. Chimneys were damaged at Roanoke. Bricks fell from chimneys and plaster fell from walls at Radford, Va. The shock was felt at several Virginia towns and at Winston Salem. N.C.  There was a rumbling like thunder in the general region. Two shocks were felt at Lenoir. N.C.

 

 5  3 13 48 24 1962  29.100 -115.500   0 5.0   Gulf of California

 

West of Baja California. Chandeliers swung gently but motion not felt.

 

 5  3  7 32 51 1964  56.370 -154.920   1 5.0   Southern Alaska

 5  3 16 13 40 1968  54.160 -163.260  17 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  3  4 49  5 1972  50.999 -179.229  21 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  3 10 14 14 1982  59.953 -141.163   4 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 5  3  0 57 44 1983  36.204 -120.337  10 5.0   Central California

 

Aftershock of Coalinga earthquake.

 

 5  3 12  7 32 1985  57.090 -150.830   3 5.1   Southern Alaska

 5  3 15  5 23 1986  52.000 -171.400   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  3 23  5 18 1986  62.670 -124.230  33 5.1   Northwest Terr., Canada

 5  3  2 56 26 1989  60.132 -146.975   8 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  3  4  4 23 1996  47.760 -121.876   4 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Two people injured and slight damage in the epicentral area. Felt V at Baring, Burlington, Seattle. Felt throughout must of western Washington east as far a Swenatchee and south to Astoria and Portland Oregon. North to Vancouver B.C., Canada.

 

 5 03 14 04 19 2010  52.612 -163.691   7 5.5   Unimak Island, Alaska

 5 03 08 57 14 2014  67.741 -162.318  10 5.5   Bering Sea

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  2 11 30  0 1902  39.000  144.000  60 7.0   So. of Honshu

 

Offshore, probably not damaging in Honshu

 

 5  2 17 18  9 1943   6.500  -80.000   0 7.1   Panama/No. Colombia

 

Felt at Balboa, Panama

 

 5  2  6  8 27 1971  51.420 -177.210  38 7.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

Felt lightly (intensity III) at Adak Island. Could have been considerably smaller than this in magnitude.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  2 16 24 30 1923  50.000 -128.000   0 5.0   British Colombia

 5  2 13 14 47 1939  29.500 -113.800  16 6.8   Gulf of California

 

Reported at Point Loma, Dan Diego, Mission Hills and Newport Beach, California

 

 5  2 11 25 47 1949  34.000 -115.700   0 5.9   So. California

 

Riverside county. Shock centered in desert area southeast of Twentynine Palms, slight damage at Amboy and Indio.

 

 5  2  3 55 30 1957  72.000  -67.500   0 6.4   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 5  2 11 29 14 1957  52.700 -168.800  33 6.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  2 11 38 55 1957  52.500 -169.000   0 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  2 43 22 1962  54.500 -155.500   0 5.2   Alaska Peninsula

 5  2 23 13  9 1963  63.100 -149.900  79 6.1   Central Alaska

 5  2  6  8 27 1971  51.415 -177.208  38 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  6 14 43 1971  51.330 -177.110  44 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  9  8 59 1971  51.544 -177.211  47 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  2  9 12 19 1971  61.700 -156.600 100 5.8   Central Alaska

 5  2 15 35 57 1982  60.126 -141.206   0 5.1   Central Alaska

 5  2 17  0 27 1982  59.990 -141.204   8 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 5  2 23 42 38 1983  36.219 -120.317  10 6.7   Central California

 5  2 23 46  1 1983  36.063 -120.309   8 5.6   Central California

 5  2 23 47 28 1983  36.230 -120.311  11 5.6   Central California

 

Forty-five people injured, 13 of them seriously in the Coalinga Quake. In the Coalinga area, damage from the earthquake estimated at 31 million dollars with the worst damage occurring in the downtown area of Coalinga.  Maximum intensity VIII. More than 300 homes were severely damaged in the Coalinga area also some damage occurred at Avenal and other surrounding communities. The earthquake was felt from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Reno and Sacramento.

 

 5  2 18 59  6 1984  55.400 -135.300  18 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 5  2 19 21 16 1987  52.800 -162.600  33 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  2 15  2 30 1991  53.410 -165.590  33 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  2 23 59 18 2000  59.737 -139.396   1 5.8   Southeast Alaska

 5  2  2  5 46 2001  49.910 -130.150  10 5.2   Vancouver Island area

 5 02 01 33 37 2008  51.864 -177.528  14 6.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 5 02 02 19 12 2009  54.531 -161.520   9 5.6   Unimak Island, Alaska

 5 02 21 10 33 2010  51.588 -175.216  31 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 5 02 13 38 45 2016  59.416 -144.787   4 5.0   Southeastern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 5  1  0  0  0 1839  42.700  144.900  40 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  1 18 30 36 1910 -20.000  169.000  80 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 5  1  5  0  0 1915  47.000  155.000  25 8.1   NE Pacific

 5  1 18 26 30 1917 -29.000 -177.000  60 8.6   No. Kermadec Islands

 5  1 15 37 27 1929  37.850   57.750  21 7.2   No. Iran

 

Iran. 5803 killed. Damage was extreme in the Kopet-Dagh and Baghran- Germab regions of Iran.

 

 5  1  7  4 56 1934   3.500   97.500 145 7.0   Nicobar Islands

 5  1  5 58  0 1939  40.133  139.517  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 5  1  5  2 41 1951 -50.500  149.000   0 7.0   Macquarie Islands

 5  1 10  3 20 1963 -19.000  168.900 142 7.0   Vanuatu Islands

 5  1 13  3 37 1979 -21.244  169.798  79 7.2   Loyalty Islands

 5  1 16 11 42 1990  56.100 -156.400   0 7.1   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt  V at Sterling, IV at Anchorage, Alaska.

 

 5  1 11 37 36 1997  18.993 -107.350  33 7.3   Coast of Jalisco, Mexico

 

Felt along the coast of 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

 

 

 5  1  4 32  0 1918  32.670 -115.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Calexico, plate glass broken. Felt over an area of about 100 miles radius.

 

 5  1 18 54 41 1928  67.000 -172.000  25 6.2   Northern Alaska

 5  1 18 49 47 1933  51.700 -173.000  25 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  1 21 53 18 1939  40.200 -124.700   0 6.5   Off Coast of No. California

 

Light shock felt at Arcata. About 20 miles off Punta Gorda.

 

 5  1 23 53  0 1939  32.000 -117.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

The earthquake was felt over an area of about 1400 square miles in the SW section of San Diego County CA. The shock was felt along the coast from the Mexican border to Oceanside on the north. No structural damage was reported.

 

 5  1 23 28  5 1957  52.500 -171.000   0 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  1  1  5 11 1963  51.900 -174.500   0 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 5  1  3 13  4 1964  57.400 -150.000  30 5.3   Southern Alaska

 5  1  6  1 55 1964  60.380 -145.860  20 5.5   Central Alaska

 5  1 21 27 52 1965  60.330 -145.950  13 5.3   Central Alaska

 5  1 20 58 11 1970  63.500 -148.900   0 5.0   Central Alaska

 5  1 18 47 54 1975  52.670 -167.050   3 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 5  1  0 59  2 1985  54.343 -161.278   0 5.2   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 5  1 16 12 21 1990  58.760 -156.720 213 6.5   Alaska Peninsula

 5  1  7 18 42 1991  62.590 -151.560 108 6.6   Central Alaska

 5 01 07 21 01 1993  51.775  177.010  64 5.1   Rat Islands, Alaska

 5 01 02 32 46 2008  50.733 -177.723  26 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 5 01 21 04 42 2006  30.199 -114.332  10 5.1   Gulf of California, Mexico

 

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

 

 4 30 15  0  0 1839  35.000  136.000   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 4 30  7 17  5 1919 -19.000 -172.500  60 8.4   Tonga Islands

 4 30 11  4  0 1921  19.700 -104.300   0 7.8   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Intense shaking at Jalisco, Colima and parts of Michoacan and Nayarit.

 

 4 30  2 55 30 1939 -10.500  158.500  25 8.1   Solomon Islands

 

Twelve people were drowned in the accompanying Tsunami at Solomon Island, Russel Island and Guadalcanal.

 

 4 30  1 23 32 1949   6.500  125.000 130 7.4   Mindanao, Philippines

 

Intensity VI at Lagao, IV at Davao City.

 

 4 30 13  2 26 1954  39.300   22.200  15 7.2   No. Greece

 

Greece had scarcely begun to rebuild from the ruins left by the earthquake of on the Ionian Islands when Thessaly suffered this new earthquake. Sofiades, Farsala and 32 other villages on the plain of Thessaly were destroyed; considerable damage was done at Trikkala, Kardhitsa and Domoko. The shock caused 31 deaths, injured 717, damaged or destroyed 13,356 houses and did damage of about $5 million. Most of the places affected lie at the foot of the mountains on the edge of the Trikkala basin.  The quake was felt over 260,000 square km. Strong aftershocks continued for more than 3 months.

 

 4 30  7  7 22 1986  18.500 -103.700   0 7.3   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Some damage (V) in Mexico City. Slight damage at Ciudad Guzman and Guadlajara. Felt strongly in central and southwestern Mexico.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 30  2  5  0 1899  38.500  -87.000   0 5.0   Indiana area

 

Southwestern Indiana and eastern Illinois. Strongest at Jeffersonville and Shelbyville, IND. A few chimneys were thrown down and brick walls cracked at Vincennes. Felt as far as Kentucky.

 

 4 30 10 55 38 1936  44.000 -128.500   0 5.5   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 30  7 45 45 1945  47.400 -121.700   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 4 30  8 46  0 1945  47.400 -121.700   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Aftershocks of event on April 29 caused light damage at North Bend, WA.

 

 4 30  4 49 46 1947  59.000 -139.000   0 6.3   Southeast Alaska

 4 30  9 17  0 1957  51.900 -175.200  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 30 17 26 30 1964  59.800 -142.400  23 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 30  4 29 10 1975  60.085 -153.239 149 5.3   Central Alaska

 4 30 16 35 36 1999  53.846 -164.125  52 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 30  8 29 25 2000  50.830 -130.650  10 5.3   British Colombia

 4 30 10 13  3 2000  51.011 -130.381  10 5.5   British Colombia

 4 30  5 24 19 2001  58.694 -176.681 399 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 30 03 03 06 2008  40.836 -123.497  29 5.4   Northern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (VI) at Big Bar; (V) at Burnt Ranch, Hoopa, Junction City and Willow Creek; (IV) at Blue Lake, Douglas City, Forks of Salmon, Hayfork, Hyampom, Lewiston, Orleans, Redway, Salyer, Somes Bar, Weaverville and Yreka. Felt as far north as Crescent City, as far east as Fall River Mills and as far south as Leggett.

 

 4 30 04 54 58 2009  59.122 -151.521  47 5.0   Kenai Peninsula, Southern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Anchor Point; (III) at Homer and Seward; (II) at Soldotna. Also felt at Ninilchik and Sterling.

 

 4 30 23 11 43 2010  60.473 -177.875  13 6.5   Bering Sea, Alaska

 4 30 23 16 28 2010  60.478 -177.650  14 6.3   Bering Sea, 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

 

 4 29  1 55  0 1887  32.000  132.000  60 7.1   Kyushu, Japan area

 4 29  3  0  0 1894   8.000  -72.000  25 8.2   Colombia

 

This great earthquake killed 319 at Merida, Zea, Santa Cruz, Tovar, Mesa, Bolivar and Chiguara, Venezuela. Approximate intensity about X to XI. Great destruction at La Crita, San Cristobal, Ocana.

 

 4 29 16 18  0 1898  12.000  -86.000   0 7.0   Nicaragua

 

Moderate damage at Managua, Leon, Nicaragua. Earthquakes continued for a day with intensity VII to VIII at Managua.  Widely felt from Lakes to the Gulf of Fonseca. Larea trees were uprooted at Simon.

 

 4 29 22 34  0 1909 -27.000   63.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 4 29 10 49 27 1954  29.500 -112.500   0 7.4   Gulf of California

 

Minor damage at western and Sonora, Mexico

 

 4 29 11 34 31 1954  28.500 -113.000  60 7.0   Gulf of California

 4 29 11 22 36 1970  14.700  -92.600  56 7.1   Chiapas, Mexico

 4 29 14  1 19 1970  14.577  -92.751  33 7.4   Chiapas, Mexico

 

Minor Damage at Tapachula. Felt in southern Mexico, VII in Guatemala.  Felt as far as San Salvador, El Salvador and Mexico City.

 

 4 29  9 12 48 1991  42.453   43.673  17 7.3   Caucasus/Caspian Sea

 

At least 114 killed. about 1,000 injured. At least 70 missing and 67,000 homeless. Severe damage in the Dzhava area, USSR with 95 percent of buildings destroyed in the area. Felt throughout the western Caucasus Landslides created a natural dam on the Potas River. This was breached a few days later causing further damage. Also felt in eastern Turkey.

 

 4 29 14 40 41 1996  -6.518  154.999  44 7.5   New Britain

 4 29 14 40 42 1996  -6.510  155.140  37 7.5   Solomon Islands

 

One person was killed and several dozen houses collapsed in Bougainville.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 29 18  0  0 1852  36.600  -81.600   0 5.0   Kentucky/Tennessee/NC

 

Probably Virginia. Felt from Washington D.C. and Baltimore MD north to Raleigh, Greensboro, Hillsboro and Milton, N.C., Some ran from offices in great alarm in Washington, D.C. Chimneys were thrown down in Virginia. Houses were so violently shaken that many people ran from them. At Scottsville VA, boats lying in the canal were tossed to and fro.

 

 4 29  4 48  0 1888  39.700 -120.700   0 5.8   Central California

 

At Nevada City walls of courthouse were cracked. At Grass Valley, tops of chimneys fell. Orleans mine was flooded. Felt in Idaho mine at 1,600 foot level. At Biggs, Idaho, plaster cracked.  Felt from San Francisco northeast to Nevada.

 

 4 29  2 31 29 1923  41.000 -125.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 4 29 22 26 25 1925  59.000 -135.500   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 29 18 18 23 1932  51.500 -178.000   0 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 29 20  8  0 1935  31.700 -116.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

Felt IV at Cairo and Julien, III at Alpine, Calexico and San Diego.

 

 4 29 20 16 17 1945  47.400 -121.700   0 5.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Southeast of Seattle, WA. Felt area included most of Washington and small portion of Idaho and Oregon. Minor damage at Cle Elum, North Bend, Windows and plaster cracked. A large rockslide occurred on the west face of Mount Si. Muffled earth sound was heard before and after.  A Roslyn boy was struck on the head by a falling brick. At Mount Si, near North Bend "the earth buckled an heaved and tons of rock and earth cascaded down the 4,000 foot cliffs of Mount Si" (Bodle and Murphy, 1947). The event was thought to have occurred on a fault trending north from Mount Si to the Tolt River area. Recent mapping, however, indicates that this fault may not exist in this location.

 

 4 29 10 49 27 1954  28.900 -112.900   0 6.5   Gulf of California

 4 29 11 34 31 1954  28.500 -113.000  60 7.0   Gulf of California

 4 29  4 30  0 1957  52.500 -168.500   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 29  9 19 28 1961  40.600 -127.500   0 5.5   Off Coast of No. California

 4 29 15 28 44 1965  47.400 -122.300  59 6.5   Washington state, U.S.

 

Near Seattle, WA, this was the second largest earthquake to this time recorded in Washington. It was felt over 130,000 square miles in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and B.C, Canada. A large VIII intensity area occurred in Seattle and surrounding suburbs. Extensive damage to chimneys in west Seattle. Two schools were damaged. Slumping was observed on steep slopes and on Harbor Island southwest of Seattle.  Seven persons were killed by falling debris or heart attacks and property damage was estimated at $12.5 million. Damage was similar to that in 2001 and 1949. Buildings which had been damaged in 1949 were further damaged in this event.

 

 4 29  1 46 42 1966  53.900 -157.600  28 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 4 29  0  4 42 1967  51.100 -130.100   0 5.3   British Colombia

 4 29  3 55 21 1967  51.442 -178.317  48 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 29  0 21 37 1968  39.500 -122.100  15 5.0   Central California

 4 29  0 35  2 1970  52.471 -173.436  91 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 29 15 29 55 1971  62.300 -164.000 100 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 29 17 46 33 1985  51.450 -173.480  55 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 29 15 11 56 1989  51.000 -174.800   0 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 29  8  0  3 1990  50.750 -147.410  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 4 29  8 21  1 1993  35.611 -112.112  10 5.5   Western Arizona

 

Some damage at Big Water Utah and additional damage at Pipe Springs National Monument, Arizona. Slight damage and short power outages at Grand Canyon Village. Felt from Utah to Los Vegas to Lake Powell.

 

 4 29 22 16 47 2004  61.440 -140.370   1 5.3   Southern Yukon Territory, Canada

 

Felt at Whitehorse.

 

 4 29 12 41 57 2007  52.007 -179.972 117 6.2   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 28 23 39  0 1903  39.100   42.600   0 7.0   Turkey

 

Aftershock of April 19.  3400 killed, severe damage. Intensity IX.

 

 4 28  9 52 54 1911   0.000  -71.000 600 7.1   Colombia

 4 28 11 13 50 1926 -24.000  -69.000 180 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 28 19  4 59 1955  51.000 -178.500   0 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 28 14 48 50 1957  52.500 -168.500   0 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 28  1 25 42 1965  52.000 -176.100  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 28 22 30  5 1966  44.000 -127.800  18 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 28 23 20 43 1969  33.300 -116.300  20 6.1   So. California

 

Borrego Springs Earthquake. The heaviest damage occurred in the Borrego Springs area where large pieces of a ceiling fell, brick walls cracked and light fixtures were damaged. The ceiling of the First National Bank buckled. A two lane highway about 3 miles west of town was blocked by large boulders. Giant boulders were observed bounding down the Santa Rosa mountains. Minor damage occurred at several towns  in the vicinity.

 

 4 28 10  5 47 1984  51.000 -168.000  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 28  8 18 32 1996  51.000 -168.000   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 28 22 10  6 1999  53.582 -163.503  33 5.3   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

 

 4 27 12 44  0 1909   0.000  147.000  60 7.3   Caroline Islands

 4 27  2 36  4 1933  61.250 -150.750  25 7.1   Central Alaska

 

Northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Telegraph lines were broken for a distance of 50 miles from Anchorage. Plate glass windows broke.  Felt in the Aleutian Islands and at Fairbanks and Valdez. Intensity VII at Big Susitna River District and at Old Tyonek where houses were shaken off foundations.

 

 4 27 14 38  9 1944  -0.500  133.500  50 7.4   West Irian, PNG

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

The following events of Mw>=5 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 27  5 53  0 1914  39.000 -120.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 4 27  4  5  0 1925  38.300  -87.600   0 5.0   Indiana  area

 

Intensity V at Brownstown, Evansville and Terre Haute, Ind. and at Colverport and Louisville, KY. Many persons were awakened and rumbling sounds were heard. Some dishes broke. Felt areas from Illinois to Ohio.

 

 4 27  2 36  4 1933  61.250 -150.750  25 7.1   Central Alaska

 

See description above

 

 4 27 11 55 38 1933  52.500 -167.000  25 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 27  8  0 33 1947  56.000 -140.500   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 27 11  8 56 1947  55.320 -137.800   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 27 19  3 53 1958  52.900 -169.500  33 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 27 20 24  4 1985  51.900 -172.700   0 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 27 22  0 29 1986  52.600 -168.800   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 27 18 39 53 1989  66.981 -156.303   5 5.0   Northern Alaska

 4 27  2 47 20 1992  40.150 -124.050  15 5.2   Off Coast of No. California

 4 27 11 53 17 1998  51.112 -169.503  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 27 00 32 59 2005  30.253 -114.132  10 5.1   Baja California, Mexico

 4 27 07 21 54 2008  51.526 -176.540  35 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 4 27 21 17 59 2008  48.685 -128.888  10 5.2   Vancouver Island, Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 26  2 30  0 1721  37.900   46.700   0 7.7   No. Iran

 

The city of Tabriz was entirely ruined and more than 8000 persons lost their lives. This figure varies from 8,000 to 250,000 killed.  The most credible figure from an original source appears to be about 80,000 killed. A writer (Morier) stated the following:

 

"The danger of earthquakes has taught the inhabitants of Tabriz to build their houses generally as low as possible and to employ more wood than brick in their construction. For the same reason, the bazaars have only wooden roofs and are not arched ... Yet I am told that in earthquakes the domed buildings have invariably stood, where others, the strongest walls have been rent asunder" 

 

 4 26 21 43  0 1905 -21.000  -70.000  60 7.0   Coast No. Chile

 4 26  2 21 30 1916  10.000  -85.000   0 7.3   Honduras

 4 26  1 54 15 1944  -1.000  134.000  50 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 4 26 20 40 38 1959  24.810  122.700 127 7.5   Taiwan

 

East Taiwan. One person killed, 9 houses destroyed, 4 damaged.

 

 4 26  7 26 33 1962 -17.700 -179.100 650 7.5   Tonga Islands

 4 26  9 37 19 1990  36.100  100.230  33 7.3   So. China

 

At least 128 people killed, many injured, extensive damage and landslides in the Ganghe-Xinghai area. Also felt in Gansu Province. A second event followed.

 

 4 26 16 06 07 2002  13.088  144.619  86 7.1   Mariana Islands

 

At least five people were injured. Minor damage in Guam where water and sewer lines broke and power was out throughout the Island. Felt on Saipan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

The following events of Mw>=5 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 26  1 57 16 1965  58.780 -142.440  37 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 4 26 20 29  8 1965  54.250 -162.510  51 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 26  7 18 22 1967  31.140 -114.547  33 5.0   Baja California

 4 26 12  9 28 1981  33.098 -115.631   3 6.3   So. California

 

Property damage in the Calipatria/Westmoreland area was estimated at $1-3 million. 12 buildings sustained damaged, 30 minor damage and about 70% of the 900 dwellings were also damaged. Razing of 10 downtown buildings was completed and 5 dwellings were condemned.  The main effects in Calipatria and Westmorland were downed chimneys, cracked and destroyed foundations and collapse of exterior adobe and wood walls. Some underground pipes were also damaged.  In the rural areas broken concrete-lined irrigation canals were broken. Concrete in several bridges was also cracked and chipped.  This was the largest in a swarm of about 40 shocks between April 24-28.  It was felt over a large portion of southern California into Arizona and Mexico.

 

 4 26 23 23 24 1985  57.000 -152.100   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 26  1 47 35 1988  57.534 -143.073  10 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 4 26  6 16 43 1991  61.250 -150.153  38 5.4   Central Alaska

 4 26  7 41 40 1992  40.415 -124.603  20 6.6   Off Coast of No. California

 

This earthquake caused additional damage in the Ferndale, Fortuna and Petrolia area. Felt throughout much of northern California from Salinas to San Francisco and into southern Oregon.

 

 4 26 12  6 40 1996  52.816 -168.364  21 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 26 10 37 34 1997  34.373 -118.646  46 5.1   So. California

 

Felt at Acton, Calipatria, Culver City and Northridge with MMI V.  No injuries or damage.

 

 4 26 06 40 10 2008  39.520 -119.930   1 5.0   Nevada

 

(NEIC) Minor damage to some buildings at Reno. A rockslide caused damage to a wooden flume on the Truckee River. Felt (VI) at Reno; (IV) at Incline Village, Sparks, Sun Valley and Washoe Valley; (III) at Carson City, Dayton, Fernley, Gardnerville, Glenbrook, Minden, Silver Springs, Virginia City and Wadsworth; (II) at Fallon. Also felt at Lovelock and Nixon. Felt (IV) at Alta, Colfax, Kings Beach, Loyalton and Penn Valley; (III) at Blairsden-Graeagle, Foresthill, Grass Valley, Magalia, Nevada City, Olympic Valley, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Portola, Quincy, Shingle Springs, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Tahoma and Truckee; (II) at Camino, Folsom, Janesville, Pioneer, Rocklin, Sacramento and Susanville, California. Felt widely in the Chester-

 

 4 26 01 28 36 2011  51.254  179.159  48 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 25  0  0  0 1843  44.700  149.700  40 8.2   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Great damage by the tsunami after the quake. Many houses were completely washed away and 45 were killed at Shinryu village.

 

 4 25 22 36  0 1909   4.000  127.000 100 7.0   Halmahera

 4 25 10 27 48 1912  36.500   70.500 220 7.2   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 4 25 17 56  8 1913   9.500  127.800  60 7.7   Halmahera

 4 25 13 54 59 1949 -19.800  -69.000 110 7.3   So. Peru/Bolivia

 4 25  2 25 42 1957  36.470   28.560  53 7.1   Turkey

 

Three strong shocks on 24, 25, and 26 April caused widespread damage in the eastern part of the Island of Rhodes where 16 houses were entirely destroyed, 186 partially destroyed, 1,318 seriously damaged; there were 11 injured and the damage amounted to $276,000.  Among areas which suffered were Istrio, Monolithos and Rhodes. In Turkey, along the coast damage was particularly severe. 80 percent of  buildings were damaged or destroyed at the small port of Fethiye where the casualties were 198 killed and 70 injured. Other damage was reported at Golenye, Dalaman, and Marmaris where 43 buildings collapsed. In all about 3,000 houses were destroyed and 5000 damaged. The shock was felt over a very broad area of about 1.1 million square km from Canakkale, Turkey to Crete, Lebanon, Israel (Jerusalem). A strong foreshock had occurred on Feb. 5.

 

 4 25 12 16 49 1987  17.900  119.700  33 7.0   Luzon, Philippines

 

Some damage in the Manila area. Felt as far as Hong Kong.

 

 4 25 19 22 10 1987   2.700   98.800  15 7.1   So. Sumatera

 

Two people killed, 22 injured and more than 300 buildings damaged in the Tarutung Lake Tabo area. A hot spring in the area stopped flowing but resumed later. Felt as far as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 4 25 14 29  0 1989  16.773  -99.328  19 7.1   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Three people killed, a few injured and some damage in Mexico City.  Minor damage reported in the Acapulco area. Felt strongly in much of southern Mexico and as far away as Guadalajara.

 

 4 25 18  6  4 1992  40.380 -124.170  14 7.3   Off Coast of No. California

 

98 people injured and considerable damage in southwest Humboldt County.  Preliminary estimate of damage in this area from the series of earthquakes is 66 million. Maximum intensity VIII at Ferndale, Honeydew.  This is known as the Honeydew earthquake. Landslides and rockslides occurred in the Honeydew-Petrolia area. Liquefaction was noted in areas of the Eel and Mattale River Valleys. Felt as far south as San Francisco and east to Carson City and Reno, NV. Also felt in many portion of Oregon. A small tsunami was observed which lifted several cars and boat trailers at Trinidad. Both vehicles had to be towed out of the sand. The maximum wave height was about 1.2 meters at Crescent City, CA.

 

 4 25 06 11 26 2015  28.147   84.708  15 7.8   Nepal

 

At latest report the death toll from this massive earthquake (named the Gorkha earthquake) had exceeded 9000 and injured more than 22,000. Hundreds were trapped or dead beneath piles of collapsed buildings. An estimated 200,000 are homeless. At least 5000 were reported injured. An avalanche on Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world killed at least 21 with 250 killed in an avalanche in the Langtang Valley. In India at least 52 and 17 in Tibet were killed in quake-related incidents. Strong aftershocks including an M 6.7 and M 5.7 were many and survivors spent the night outside expecting dangerous and continuing aftershock activity. The quake leveled many buildings including the Dharhara Tower and the landmark Darbar Square in Kathmandu.  Roads, telecommunications and power was out throughout the area. Infrastructure took a big toll with gas, electricity hospitals, water and power inaccessible.  International rescue efforts were hampered by cold and rain.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

  

The following events of Mw>=5 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 25 19 31 53 1923  59.000 -138.000   0 5.7   Southeast Alaska

 4 25 20 33 28 1954  36.900 -121.700   0 5.3   Central California

 

East of Watsonville. Heaviest damage was reported in the Watsonville area, but the tremors were strong enough in San Francisco and other Bay area cities to shatter a few windows and knock plaster from walls. East of Watsonville, several houses were severely damaged. The ground cracked, and loose earth slid on the road. Several chimneys fell at Aromas and in the Interlaken District.

 

 4 25 10 43  8 1955  32.300 -115.000   0 5.1   Baja California

 4 25  7 15 15 1957  52.000 -173.500   0 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 25 21 57 39 1957  33.183 -115.850  10 5.2   So. California

 4 25 22 24 12 1957  33.183 -115.850   0 5.1   So. California

 

At the southwestern end of the Salton Sea. Felt in southern California and western Arizona. Near Calipatria, water flowed from blowholes and ground cracks were observed. Slight damage occurred at Brawley, El Centro and Westmorland. The quake was felt over 7,000 sq. miles. A number of aftershocks occurred.

 

 4 25 14 53 35 1960  56.000 -155.000   0 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 25  9 43 30 1964  59.830 -144.990  30 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 25 21 15 32 1965  51.300 -176.400  40 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 25 23 20 28 1980  46.257 -122.180   5 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Mt. St. Helens volcanic tremor

 

 4 25 18  6  4 1992  40.310 -124.110  14 7.2   Off Coast of No. California

 

See description above

 

 4 25  9 29 49 1993  35.750 -112.200   3 5.3   SW U.S.A

 

Some minor damage occurred at Tusayon, Valle and Pipe Springs National Monument, Arizona. The earthquake was felt from St.  George UT to Phoenix, Arizona.

 

 4 25  0 19  6 1994  60.899 -151.142  68 5.7   Central Alaska

 4 25 22 06 56 2005  52.148 -169.419  34 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 24  0  0  0 1771  24.000  124.300   0 7.4   Taiwan

 

Quake was felt throughout the Ryukyu Islands. The tsunami arrived about 1 hour after the quake. The first of three was the largest killing 11,941, destroying 3137 houses. The heights of the tsunami ranged from 12-115 meters. Seven villages were totally washed away.

 

 4 24 15  0  0 1843  42.000  146.000   0 7.5   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Great damage by the tsunami after the quake. Many houses were completely washed away and 45 were killed at Shinryu village.

 

 4 24 23 16  0 1900  35.000  136.000  60 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

Slight Damage, cracks on walls and ground

 

 4 24  4 26 42 1916  18.500  -68.000  80 7.2   Puerto Rico

 

At Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Damaging at Santo Domingo.  Felt on Puerto Rico.

 

 4 24  8  2  8 1916  11.000  -85.000  60 7.6   Honduras

 4 24 19 35 14 1947   8.500  -39.000  50 7.0   Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 4 24 12 14 40 1960  27.500   55.000   0 7.1   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 

420 killed. Damage about $20 million. 3,000 injured. Greatest damage at Kourdeh and Lar. Damage also at Latifi, Khur, Beraq and Gerash.

 

 4 24  9 57 21 1972  23.600  121.550  29 7.7   Taiwan

 

Five killed, 17 injured and moderate damage in Hualien area.  50 houses destroyed, 90 partially destroyed. Felt throughout Taiwan.

 

 4 24 21 50  6 1981 -13.426  166.421  33 7.3   Vanuatu Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

The following events of Mw>=5 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 24 20 22  0 1867  39.200  -96.300   0 5.3   Lawrence, Kansas

 

Shocks with rumbling. Doors and windows were shaken, objects thrown from shelves, and plaster cracked. Several were injured, though not seriously. At Marysville, Marshall County, doors and shutters swung back and forth. A two-story building was strongly shaken in the upper story and there was a loud rumbling noise.  Also felt strongly at Manhattan where a wave 2 feet high was observed on the Kansas River; stones loosened on buildings and walls cracked. At different places there appeared to be one or two waves. Plaster fell and many fled outside at Dubuque, Iowa.  The shock was also felt in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio.

 

 4 24 11 36  0 1890  36.900 -121.600   0 5.8   Central California

 

Monterey Bay region. At Watsonville, chimneys were thrown down.  The area of the highest intensity included Watsonville, Hollister and Gilroy, and centered near Chittenden with fissuring in the San Andreas Fault zone near that locality. The railroad was damaged through settling of ground and displacement of a bridge.  Aftershocks occurred for many days.

 

 4 24  8 34  0 1914  39.500 -119.800   0 6.4   California/Nevada area

 

Near Reno, NV. At Reno, brick chimneys fell including some at the University of Nevada.

 

 4 24 22 44 42 1923  59.000 -135.500   0 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 24  0 10 46 1943  47.300 -120.600   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

At Entiat, Washington. Knickknacks were knocked off shelves at Leavenworth. A rockslide occurred near Republic.

 

 4 24  1 20 55 1964  31.300  -93.800  10 5.0   Southeast U.S.

 

First in a series of earthquakes near Pineland Texas. Intensity about V to VI. Residents were apprehensive during shocks, but the only damage was at Hemphill where wall paper and plaster cracked.  A roof was cracked in the county seat. Knickknacks fell from shelves furniture moved, buildings creaked, object rattled. No noise accompanied the earthquake.

 

 4 24  3 51  4 1964  59.490 -144.450  19 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 4 24  2 18 44 1969  52.770 -172.510 131 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 19 17 54 1970  49.800 -114.800   0 5.0   Montana/Idaho

 4 24  0 39 18 1971  60.530 -139.050  18 5.1   Central Alaska

 4 24  4 28 48 1978  51.642 -176.097  58 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 21 15 19 1984  37.309 -121.678   8 6.2   Central California

 

The Morgan Hill earthquake. This event injured 27 people and caused damage estimated at $8 million. Most of the loss was in Santa Clara County where 522 houses and 43 other buildings were severely damaged.  VIII effects occurred east of Morgan Hill on two streets. Some mobile homes were shaken off supports and some fell. Three school sustained damage. Several underground water lines were broken.  A Chemical plant near Coyote suffered severe damage when braces separated from the roof. In other buildings ceiling panels and fixtures fell.  Small landslides, broken chimneys and flow of water were disrupted. Felt over a large area of California and western Nevada.

 

 4 24 22  6 46 1985  54.900 -159.100   0 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 4 24 15 59  1 1988  51.000 -179.700   0 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 10  4 15 2000  51.312 -178.005  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 07 08 16 2002  51.085 -177.879  33 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 07 58 57 2002  51.033 -177.908  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 03 10 12 2014  49.846 -127.444  11 6.6   Off Coast of Washington

 4 24 03 20 14 2014  49.851 -127.191  10 5.0   Off Coast of Washington

 4 24 01 29 48 2015  51.776 -175.183  51 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 24 01 34 55 2015  40.427 -127.168  10 5.4   Off coast of No. California

 4 24 13 56 16 2015  51.769 -130.695  10 6.2   Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 23 15  0  0 1771  24.000  124.030   0 7.4   Taiwan

 

The quake was felt throughout the Ryukyu Islands. The tsunami arrived about 1 hour after the quake. The first of three was the largest killing 11,941, destroying 3137 houses. The heights of the tsunami ranged from 12-115 meters. Seven villages were totally washed away.

 

 4 23 15 29 18 1915  -8.000  -68.000 650 7.2   Brazil

 4 23  3 16  0 1923  27.000  126.000  10 7.2   Ryukyu Islands

 4 23 11 15 39 1949  -8.000  121.000  80 7.1   Flores Island area

 4 23 16 24 17 1953  -4.000  154.000   0 7.5   New Britain

 

$13,000 Damage at Rabaul. Accompanied by very serious landslides.

 

 4 23  5 58 12 1962  42.233  143.917  60 7.0   Hokkaido, Japan

 

Felt earthquake.

 

 4 23  3 32 50 1964  -5.300  134.000  33 7.2   West Irian, PNG

 

Felt at Darwin, Australia.

 

 4 23 16 15 23 1985  17.700  119.700 189 7.3   Luzon, Philippines

 

Felt (IV) at Manila and Santa and III at Calloo Caves. Pasuquin and Quezon City. Felt by personnel on four naval vessels in Subic Bay.

 

 4 23  9 27 23 2000 -28.307  -62.990 609 7.0   Argentina

 

Felt at La Rioja province, too deep to effect damage.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

The following events of Mw>=5 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 23 14 56 31 1964  57.300 -151.810  21 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4 23 13 22 35 1968  31.966 -116.683  10 5.0   So. California

 

Series of shocks felt IV in the San Diego area. Also felt lightly at Leucadia. Many were frightened at Mexicali, Mexico.

 

 4 23 20 29 14 1968  58.700 -150.000  23 6.3   Southern Alaska

 4 23 13 17 52 1976  57.773 -155.907 104 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 4 23 14 43 17 1982  60.154 -141.092   3 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 23 23 18 23 1982  51.142 -179.880  39 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 23 19 21  5 1989  66.950 -156.160   9 5.9   Northern Alaska

 4 23  2 59 44 1990  52.840 -167.850  30 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 23  0  7 12 1992  50.540 -132.030   3 5.1   British Colombia

 4 23  4 50 23 1992  33.961 -116.318  12 6.3   So. California

 

32 people were treated for minor injuries. Light to moderate damage(VII) at Joshua Tree, Banning, and Yucca Valley. Felt strongly in many parts of So. California. Felt from San Diego, CA to Los Vegas, NV and from Santa Barbara to Yuma, AZ.

 

 4 23  5 40  8 1992  50.490 -132.020   3 5.5   British Colombia

 4 23 19 48 53 1992  62.140 -150.410  82 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 23  2 55 51 1995  50.000 -179.000   0 6.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 23  8 41 37 1995  36.603 -121.201   7 5.0   Central California

 

Felt IV at Aptos, Hollister and Paicines. Also felt in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and to San Francisco  to Fresno.

 

 4 23 20  3 29 1996  51.490 -178.410  48 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 23 14 57 30 2015  51.747  176.382  56 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 22 23 37  0 1898  38.600  142.000  60 8.3   Off East Coast Honshu

 

11 slow moving small tsunami waves were generated by this earthquake off Sanriki.

 

 4 22 21 56 52 1991   9.960  -83.050   8 8.1   Costa Rica

 

47 people were killed, 109 injured. 7430 were homeless and extensive damage occurred in the Limon-Pandora area. Intensity X was observed in some areas of liquefaction within the epicentral areas. Damage included landslides blocking roads. 28 people were killed , 454 injured and an additional 2400 homeless and 866 buildings destroyed in the Guabito-Almirante-Bocas del Toro area. Slight damage throughout Central America from Colombia to El Salvador. Maximum uplift was about 1.4 meters near Limon and sandblows and liquefaction caused subsidence of soils in the Bocas del Toro area. Ground cracks were also observed. A 2- meter tsunami started with a recession of the sea of 500 m from the shoreline. During the wave recession people went to the beach to catch trapped fish.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

 

U.S./CANADA

 

The following events of Mw>=5 have occurred on this date in recorded history:

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 22 16  4  2 1921  44.000  -17.000  33 5.6   No. Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 4 22  4 15 49 1938  49.700 -129.700   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 4 22  9 45 48 1945  31.500 -114.000   0 5.3   Gulf of California

 4 22 16 55  0 1952  46.200 -111.400   0 5.0   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Western Montana. Maximum intensity reported near Townsend and Toston.  Plaster fell, several bricks fell from a chimney.

 

 4 22 17 21 54 1956  53.800 -161.500   0 6.5   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 22 10 55  5 1959  53.800 -166.900  51 6.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 22 20 29 19 1964  58.400 -150.430  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 22 23 27 20 1966  57.400 -152.300  26 5.9   Southern Alaska

 4 22 19 40 29 1971  60.096 -152.986 110 5.1   Central Alaska

 4 22  6 22 32 1977  44.230 -129.379  15 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 22 19 28 19 1980  46.203 -122.182   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 4 22 17 21 18 1986  72.176 -130.468  10 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 4 22 16  6 48 1987  50.545 -172.511  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 22  0 51 10 1989  51.064 -178.549  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 22 12 45 49 1993  56.000 -157.000   0 5.3   Alaska Peninsula

 4 22 22  2 13 1997  58.000 -167.000   0 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 22 17 34 44 2007  54.530 -161.100  41 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 4 22 04 36 36 2013  51.098  179.392  18 5.5   Rat Islands, Alaska

 4 22 06 01 30 2013  50.882  178.853  38 5.0   Rat Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 21 11 30  0 1916  32.500  141.800  60 7.1   Off East Coast Honshu

 4 21 13 56 22 1916  36.500   70.500 220 7.1   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 4 21  0 49 49 1917  37.000   70.500 220 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 4 21  4 29  4 1939  47.500  139.800 520 7.0   So. Kurils

 4 21 20 22  2 1948  19.250  -69.250  40 7.3   Puerto Rico

 

First shock was moderate, second, third and last were also moderate. All four shocks were felt throughout the island.

 

 4 21 21 12 30 1957   6.960  -72.200  33 7.1   Colombia

 

150 houses destroyed at Tachiro, 20 houses at Arboledas, felt at Caracas, Venezuela

 

 4 21  4 24 10 1977  -9.965  160.731  33 8.1   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 4 21  0 30 11 1995  11.925  125.564  17 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

Some damage occurred at Borongan and Sulat. Felt from Davao, Mindanao to Cebu. It triggered a 20 cm tsunami.

 

 4 21 12  2 26 1997 -12.584  166.676  59 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

 4 21 12  6 34 1997 -12.881  166.464  33 7.9   Vanuatu Islands

 

Earthquake caused significant damage to the islands of Hiu, Tegua and Lo.  Torre Islands and Ureparapara in the Bank islands of Vanuatu. It was followed by a tsunami that washed away seven houses and destroyed three others. No injuries or fatalities although the tsunamis was registered at 7 to 15 meters above the concrete buildings.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 21 17 43  0 1892  38.600 -121.900   0 6.5   Central California

 

At Winters, CA. Although the total energy expended was probably less, the intensity was as great as that on April 19. The shock was most severe at Winters, about 12 miles north of Vacaville. Many buildings which withstood the previous shock were leveled to the ground.  On Main Street, not a building was left which could be occupied. The buildings were constructed mostly of brick or stone. At Esparto every brick chimney was toppled. Damage was reported from Vacaville, to Fresno and as far east as Reno NV.

 

 4 21 22 32 25 1918  33.750 -117.000   0 6.8   So. California

 

At Riverside County, San Jacinto and Hemet suffered heavy damage.  Only one new concrete and one frame building were left standing in the business district of San Jacinto. The buildings wrecked were of brick or artificial stone and old. Well constructed buildings were not heavily damaged. Property loss in the two places was estimated at $200,000. The shock occurred on Sunday afternoon, so loss of life was minimized. Numerous cracks were found in the road between the two towns. Concrete irrigation canals were broken in a number of places.

 

Damage also occurred at Redlands, Riverside and San Bernardino, and as far away as Los Angeles. Roads in the epicentral area were closed to traffic by slides, and one automobile was swept off the road by a slid. Great clouds of dust arose from the mountains and water flow and spring changes were commonplace. Sand and mud craters were formed. In the region of the San Jacinto Fault southeast of Hemet the dry earth surface was broken up as though be a plow.

 

 4 21 21 26 42 1961  51.700 -173.900  36 5.6   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 21  5  1 36 1964  61.500 -147.300  38 5.4   Central Alaska

 4 21  6 42 16 1971  53.850 -161.518  21 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 21  1 28  8 1972  53.947 -166.819  91 5.8   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 21 15  4 54 1985  55.880 -154.940  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 21 15 25 16 1985  55.770 -155.030  33 5.6   Alaska Peninsula

 4 21 15 25 37 1985  58.400 -150.900  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 4 21 17 41 57 1993  52.330 -170.120  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 21 20 36 34 1993  51.410 -175.580  33 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 21 16 55 27 1994  52.500 -172.700  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 21 15 50  3 1996  51.200 -178.500  28 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 21  4 35 18 2000  51.422 -178.137  33 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 21 17 18 57 2001  42.925 -111.395   1 5.4   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt in much of eastern Idaho, including Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Soda Springs and Sugar City areas. Felt in part of western Wyoming including Afton, Auburn and Jackson. Felt as far as the Air Traffic Control Tower at Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 4 21 08 37 28 2009  52.257 -173.436  55 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 4 21 09 26 00 2005  51.306 -178.409  45 5.8   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 4 21 13 48 29 2013  51.663 -178.239  44 5.6   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 4 21 13 48 29 2013  51.663 -178.239  44 5.7   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 4 22 04 36 36 2013  51.098  179.392  18 5.5   Rat Islands, Alaska

 4 21 14 02 15 2014  51.768 -175.944  57 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 20 22 22  0 1910 -20.000 -177.000 330 7.0   Tonga Islands

 4 20 22  1 54 1935  24.350  120.820  10 7.1   Taiwan

 

Highly destructive quake - the Hsinchun-Taichung earthquake, 3276 people killed, 12,053 injured, 17,907 houses destroyed, 11.405 partially destroyed. 25, 376 damaged. The faulting was observed and landsliding occurred throughout the region.

 

 4 20  3 29  7 1949 -38.000  -73.500  70 7.3   Central Chile

 

Destructive at Angol and Traiguen. 57 killed.

 

 4 20 23 42 50 1977  -9.900  160.300  19 7.5   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 4 20 23 49 13 1977  -9.844  160.822  33 7.6   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 4 20 23 25 02 2006  60.949  167.089  22 7.6   Koryakia, Russia 

 

(NEIC) About 40 people injured and the villages of Apuka, Khailino and Vyvenka were destroyed. Some buildings and water supply systems badly damaged in the Korf-Tilichiki area. Damage estimated at 55 million U.S. dollars.  Felt (V) at Korf, Ossora and Tilichiki; (II) at Magadan.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 20 18 15  0 1864  46.900  -71.200   0 5.0   New England

 4 20 13 55  0 1891  37.106 -113.574   0 5.0   Nevada area

 4 20 19 54 31 1931  43.470  -73.790   5 5.0   New York State

 

Lake George, N.Y., An earthquake centering near Lake George threw down chimneys at Warrensburg and twisted a church spire.  It knocked store goods from shelves at Lake George, damaged chimneys and broke windows at Luzerne and cracked walls and broke dishes at Glen Falls. The shock was felt widely, but less intensely in the Catskills. A phenomena often noted is that intensity in the Catskills of such earthquakes is considerably less than elsewhere.

 

 4 20  5 36 10 1945  39.750 -121.650   0 5.0   Central California

 

Felt over an area of approximately 500 square miles in north-central California, from Hamilton City to Los Plumas.  Maximum intensity VI. Water pipes broken at Paradise.

 

 4 20 11 56 38 1964  61.510 -147.200   6 5.9   Central Alaska

 4 20 15 40 28 1964  61.500 -147.300  29 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 20 16 18 28 1964  60.770 -145.300  23 5.2   Central Alaska

 4 20  8 22 21 1974  52.974 -167.375  42 5.9   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 20  7 59 54 1976  53.534 -165.465  46 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 20 12 49  5 1979  60.325 -140.903   5 5.3   Central Alaska

 4 20 19 19 33 1980  46.211 -122.179   1 5.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

Volcanic tremor - Mt. St. Helens

 

 4 20 16  8 41 1994  52.900 -166.800  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 20 10 29 14 2001  56.170 -157.811  60 5.1   Alaska Peninsula

 4 20 10 50 47 2002  44.513  -73.699  11 5.3   New York State 

 

Roads, bridges, chimneys and water mains were damaged in Clinton and Essex Counties. Building in the area showed cracks in walls and foundations.  Many items fell from shelves. Maximum intensity of VII. Felt from New Brunswick and Maine to Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, Quebec and Maryland.

 

 4 20 17 20 09 2007  52.654 -176.104 177 5.4   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 19  2 23  0 1902  14.000  -91.000  25 7.5   Guatemala

 4 19  2 23 30 1902  14.000  -91.000  60 8.3   Guatemala

 

2000 killed at Quetzaltenango and San Marcos, and Amatitlan, Guatemala. Felt from Tabasco, Jalisco, Guerrero, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Hidalgo and Mexico City, Mexico. Destroyed the city of Quetzaltenango. Extensive loss of life. Activity continued until September 23 when an earthquake was strongly felt and an eruption of the Volcano Santa Maria began.

 

 4 19  0  0  0 1903  39.100   42.400   0 7.0   Turkey

 

1700 killed, severe damage. Intensity IX.

 

 4 19  7 58 48 1908  42.000  134.000 480 7.3   Sea of Japan

 4 19  3  9  8 1923   2.500  117.500  60 7.0   Malaysia

 

The shock was strongly felt at Tarakan about 140 km north of the center and followed by a number of aftershocks. Brick buildings collapsed, cracks developed in the ground and streams were affected.  The kitchen of a house seemed to be displaced over a distance of about 1 meter to the west. Structures on solid ground suffered little damage.

 

 4 19 15 23 22 1935  31.500   15.200  33 7.1   Mediterranean/Sicily

 4 19  5  7 17 1936  -7.500  156.000  40 7.4   Solomon Islands

 4 19 13  3 58 1945 -21.000  169.500  40 7.0   Loyalty Islands

 4 19 20 24  5 1955 -30.000  -72.000   0 7.0   Coast Central Chile

 

1 killed. Extensive damage from tsunami at La Serena and Tongoy.

 

 4 19 22 19 26 1957  52.000 -166.500   0 7.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 19  7 35 15 1963  36.000   97.400   0 7.0   So. China

 4 19  0 19 36 1996 -23.000  -70.000   0 7.1   Coast No. Chile

 

Felt (VI) at Calama, V at Antofagasts, Tocopilla and Taltal.

 

 4 19 13 27 59 2014  -6.720  154.932  30 7.8   New Britain

 

The major M 7.8 was followed by an M 6.1 later in the day.  There were no initial reports of damage or casualties from these quake(s).  PTWC issued a tsunami warning but no large waves were observed and the warning was later cancelled. The M 7.5 and 7.6 last week on April 11, 2014 caused at least two deaths and displaced 50 families. Those events also damaged schools, health facilities and water infrastructure.

 

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

 

 4 19 10 50  0 1892  38.500 -122.000   0 6.8   Central California

 

At Vacaville, Ca. nearly all brick structures were wrecked and many frame buildings were damaged. Chimneys were twisted or thrown down.  In Dixon, damage was less serious, but many structures, especially schoolhouses were severely damaged. At Winters, damage was similar to that in Vacaville and the loss was about the same.  Damage at Vacaville, Dixon, and Winters was estimated at about $225,000. Damage also occurred in many other areas. Fissures were found in the bed of Putah Creek half a mile west of Winters and in the adjoining roadway and fields. Shock was felt from Healdsburg to Fresno and east to western Nevada.

 

  4 19  0 30  0 1906  33.000 -115.000   0 6.0   Imperial Valley, California

 

A strong far-field aftershock of the great San Francisco earthquake.  Chimneys fell. Banks of New River caved in; water tanks were destroyed at Cocopah in Baja, Cal. Nearly destroyed the Van Ness and Marlour buildings in Brawley. Not one brick or adobe building in Brawley was left undamaged. Slight damage was also reported at Calexico to Imperial. Felt north to Los Angeles and to Yuma AZ.

 

 4 19 22 47 39 1953  50.000 -179.500  33 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 19 15 44 53 1957  51.500 -168.500   0 6.7   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 19 22 19 26 1957  52.000 -166.500   0 7.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 19  6 43 29 1959  66.500 -142.500   0 5.0   Northern Alaska

 4 19 15  3 26 1959  58.000 -152.500   0 6.2   Southern Alaska

 4 19 19 26 16 1969  60.360 -145.980   9 5.1   Central Alaska

 4 19  1 15 47 1970  59.600 -142.720  20 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 4 19  0 26  1 1975  58.699 -154.193 100 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 19  1 49  2 1978  60.059 -153.487 191 5.2   Central Alaska

 4 19 19 12 49 1983  63.363 -149.925 114 5.1   Central Alaska

 4 19 22  4 47 1988  54.800 -160.100   0 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 19 22  5  4 1988  56.700 -153.900  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 4 19 15 35 17 1991  43.160 -127.650  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 19 18 19 22 1991  59.910 -153.180 136 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 19 05 31 44 2009  51.697  178.883  21 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 18  0  0  0 1352  35.600  105.300   0 7.0   So. China

 

Most damage was done in Kansu and Shensi. At Chuanglang, Tinghsi in Liangchou Fu. At Kansu many houses were destroyed, a mountain was moved and a valley was filled up.

 

 4 18  0  0  0 1902  14.000  -91.000   0 7.5   Guatemala

 

2000 killed at Quetzaltenango and San Marcos, and Amatitlan, Guatemala. Felt from Tabasco, Jalisco, Guerrero, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Hidalgo and Mexico City, Mexico. Destroyed the city of Quetzaltenango. Extensive loss of life. Activity continued until September 23 when an earthquake was strongly felt and an eruption of the Volcano Santa Maria began.

 

 4 18 13 12  0 1906  37.670 -122.480   0 8.3   Central California

 

The Great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was felt over 1 million square km. 700 were killed and many more were injured.  The zone of damage extended from Eureka to Salinas.  Although the earthquake did some damage to buildings in general, by far the worst damage occurred, as in 1868 to construction on made land and along the bay shore. The fire that followed the earthquake caused most of the destruction. As in other great earthquakes, the water system was destroyed and the fire raged for 3 days before a favorable change of wind and concentration of efforts along parks and wide streets confined it. Dynamiting of structures did not appear to be very successful. The Fire Chief had been killed by a fallen wall at the time of the earthquake.  The problems of caring for the dispossessed and re-establishing city life and services was great, about half a million people temporarily left the city.  The concentration of shaking was quite complicated. The highest values were aligned along the San Andreas, but areas of higher intensity along the Berkeley Hills and in the San Joaquin Valley near Los Banos suggest movement on other faults as well. Sympathetic movement probably took place along the Hayward, and faults in the San Joaquin valley.  Dextral strike slip movement took place on the San Andreas fault from San Juan Bautista to at least Punta Arenas. Another fault trace was found to extend to Petrolia. The largest displacement was in Marin County on the Point Reyes Peninsula where displacement of up to 7 meters were observed in soft alluvium and up to 5 meters on solid ground.  Vertical displacements of up to half a meter were noted in many places. These tended to be small and disappear with the passage of time. Similar effects have been noted in other large earthquakes (notably in Chile in 1835 and 1960).  Aftershocks continued for more than a year. A far-field aftershock on the same day as the San Francisco quake but in Brawley was felt over all of the Imperial Valley and into San Diego.  As a result of the California earthquake of 1906, the Seismological Society of America was formed and the elastic rebound theory of earthquakes was enunciated by Ried (1910). If it were not for this earthquake the true nature of the San Andreas Fault might not yet be recognized.  period in the State was an M 8.3 in San Francisco in 1906.  Weather was factor in that event, although not a strong nor'easter. Unusual winds from the east were blowing when the earthquake occurred. These strange winds were one of the prime causes of the massive fire which followed the earthquake.

 

 4 18 23 52 26 1907  13.500  123.000  60 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

These earthquakes were felt in the greater part of Luzon, Philippines  through an area of 800 km in diameter.  Two violent earthquakes occurred in slightly less than an hour. Damage to buildings was done by the second as they had been weakened by the first. The customs house in Manila was badly damaged along with many other building in Manila.

 

 4 18  4  1 48 1916  53.300 -170.000 170 7.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 18 19 22 46 1928  42.000   24.700  33 7.0   Bulgaria

 

An MMI X earthquake hit Chirpan, Bulgaria.

 

 4 18  6 22 45 1939 -27.000  -70.500 100 7.4   Coast Central Chile

 4 18 21 34 49 1949 -15.500 -173.500 100 7.0   Tonga Islands

 4 18 13 39 19 1990   1.186  122.857  26 7.4   Celebes Sea

 

At least 3 people killed and 25 people injured. More than 1140 houses were damaged in the Balaan area. Felt strongly throughout the Minahassa area. Followed by a possibly p-wave triggered shock of Ml 5.4 in Central California which did extensive damage in the Santa  Cruz-Watsonville area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 4 18 12  0  0 1872  36.000 -118.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Very severe shock at Inyo County.

 

 4 18 13 12  0 1906  37.670 -122.480   0 8.3   Central California

 

See description above for the great San Francisco earthquake.

 

 4 18  4  1 48 1916  53.250 -170.000 170 7.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 18  3 55  0 1931  48.700 -122.200   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

At Bellingham, Washington. At Acme, a few bricks fell; at Saxon a severe twisting motion was observed. Intensity V also was assigned to Bellingham and other towns in the area. Felt slightly at Vancouver and Victoria, British Colombia.

 

 4 18 22 15 28 1935  70.500  -73.000   0 5.6   Baffin/Davis Strait, Canada

 4 18 11  0 22 1956  51.800 -177.700  33 6.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 18  1 32 18 1964  56.400 -152.800  20 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 18  7 47  0 1964  57.360 -149.950  10 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 18 20 16 16 1964  56.100 -153.700  30 5.9   Southern Alaska

 4 18 23 38  3 1964  59.300 -147.500  10 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 18  6 33 58 1965  41.440 -127.310  17 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 4 18  8 50 40 1970  59.900 -152.800  94 5.7   Southern Alaska

 4 18 10 32 46 1976  59.797 -153.283 156 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4 18 13 21  7 1979  51.393 -170.652  47 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 18 21 16  2 1980  46.208 -122.183   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Volcanic Activity at Mt. St. Helens

 

 4 18  6 55 46 1984  52.046 -169.753  33 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 18 19 31 31 1984  60.706 -151.840  81 5.1   Central Alaska

 4 18  2  1 41 1987  61.820 -151.200  77 5.9   Central Alaska

 4 18  2 41 53 1989  51.700 -168.600   0 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 18 13 41 39 1990  36.918 -121.670   6 5.0   Central California

 4 18 15 46  4 1990  36.932 -121.695   9 5.2   Central California

 

Slight damage in the Santa Aptos-Watsonville-San Juan area. This was the strongest aftershock of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

 

 4 18 15  5 58 1999  60.387 -151.852  73 5.3   Central Alaska

 4 18 09 36 59 2008  38.452  -87.886  14 5.2   Illinois

 

(NEIC) A few buildings sustained minor structural damage at East Alton, Mount Carmel and West Salem, Illinois and a cornice fell from one building at Louisville, Kentucky. Felt (VII) at Bone Gap and Browns; (VI) at Albion, Allendale, Bridgeport, Cisne, Grayville, Lawrenceville, Mount Carmel, Saint Francisville, Sumner and West Salem; (V) at Breese, Carlyle, Carmi, Coulterville, De Soto, East Saint Louis, Elkville, Fairfield, Flora, Galatia, Geff, Golconda, Hoopeston, La Grange Park, Loami, Macedonia, New Athens, Noble, Norris City, Olney, Omaha, Palestine, Percy, Robinson, Waverly and Xenia, Illinois. Felt (VII) at Owensville;(VI) at Cynthiana, Fort Branch, New Harmony, Patoka and Princeton; (V) at Bainbridge, Clayton, Crothersville, Dale, Evansville, Francisco, Haubstadt, Jasper, Montezuma, Mount Vernon, Oakland City, Oaktown, Paragon, Petersburg, Poland, Poseyville, Richland, Roachdale, Shoals, Vincennes and Wheatland, Indiana. Also felt (V) at Cecilia, Elkton, Fairdale, Hardinsburg, Louisville, Maceo, Marion, Philpot and Robards, Kentucky and at Foley and Saint Louis, Missouri. Felt (IV) in much of Illinois, Indiana, western Kentucky, southwestern Michigan, eastern Missouri, southwestern Ohio and western Tennessee.  Felt widely throughout the central United States from Green Bay, Wisconsin south to Atlanta, Georgia and Tuscaloosa, Alabama and from Sioux City, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska east to Akron, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia, including all or parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Also felt in southern Ontario, Canada.

 

 4 18 20 51 54 2008  51.801 -179.440  38 5.1   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 4 18 23 31 23 2009  53.130  170.953  23 5.3   Near Islands, Alaska

 4 19 05 31 44 2009  51.697  178.883  21 5.1   Rat Islands, Alaska

 4 18 18 44 18 2014  67.719 -162.668  23 5.6   Northern Alaska

 4 18 18 56 47 2014  67.779 -162.390  12 5.4   Northern Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 17 11 22  5 1919 -29.500 -178.000  60 7.0   No. Kermadec Islands

 4 17 20 53  3 1919  14.500  -91.750   0 7.0   Guatemala

 

Note the close connection in time between these two events suggesting a possible triggering relationship from the Kermadec Islands to Guatemala.

 

 4 17  3 26  0 1928  17.800  -97.100 100 7.7   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Moderate damage in Oaxaca, Mexico

 

 4 17 16 11  0 1948  33.283  135.617  60 7.2   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 

This event occurred off the southern coast of Honshu and despite its high magnitude was not reported to have caused much material damage in Japan.

 

 4 17 18 35 27 1955  51.700  160.200  60 7.4   E. of Kamchatka

 

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

 

 4 17 14 50  0 1892  47.000 -123.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Near Olympia, Washington. A shock whose epicenter is uncertain but probably near Olympia was felt sharply at Portland OR to Tacoma, WA. At Portland people rushed into the street when buildings shifted.

 

 4 17 20 10 37 1954  51.500 -179.000   0 6.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 17 13 24 56 1957  51.000 -167.500   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 17  4 49 29 1964  56.430 -152.880  14 5.5   Southern Alaska

 4 17  9  9  7 1964  57.680 -151.430  13 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4 17 16 46 47 1966  54.100 -133.600   0 5.0   British Colombia

 4 17 14 38 57 1972  44.561 -129.544  33 5.0   Off Coast No. California

 4 17 17 43 22 1980  46.213 -122.186   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Volcanic Activity at Mt. St. Helens

 

 4 17 15 59  5 1981  52.479 -173.529  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 17 03 26 32 1997  51.621  179.731  68 5.0   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 4 17 00 56 25 1999  19.248 -155.489  10 5.8   Hawaii

 4 17 21 54  3 2001  51.239 -179.780  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 17 23 25 30 2001  51.285 -179.827  33 5.6   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

 

 4 16 13 40  0 1899  40.500 -125.500   0 7.0   Off Coast of No. California

 4 16 19 52 35 1925  22.000  121.000  60 7.1   Taiwan

 4 16  3  1 37 1937 -21.500 -177.000 400 8.1   Tonga Islands

 4 16  6  7 43 1940  52.000  173.500  25 7.1   Rat Islands

 4 16  6 43  7 1940  52.000  173.500  25 7.2   Rat Islands

 4 16 19 52 56 1951  31.000  137.000 500 7.0   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 4 16  4  4  0 1957  -4.600  107.100 546 7.5   So. of Java

 4 16  1 29 16 1963  -0.900  128.200   6 7.0   Ceram area

 4 16  0 30 55 1996 -24.061 -177.036 111 7.1   Tonga Islands

 4 16 10 44 20 2013  28.033   61.996  80 7.7   Pakistan

 

(NEIC) At least 40 people killed, 300 injured, 35,000 homeless, 1,000 houses damaged and utilities disrupted in the Mashkel area, Pakistan.  Unconfirmed reports of about 27 people injured in southeastern Iran. Felt (V) at Al Muharraq and (III) at Manama, Bahrain. Also felt (V) at Ajman and (IV) at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ra's al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates. Felt (IV) at Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida; (III) at Ahmadabad, Jaipur, New Delhi and Surat, India. Felt(IV) at Bandar `Abbas and Zahedan and (III) at Shiraz, Iran; (IV) at Kuwait City and (III) at Al Ahmadi and Hawalli, Kuwait; (IV) at As Sib al Jadidah and (III) at Bawshar and Muscat, Oman; (IV) at Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan; (IV) at Ad Damman and (III) at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; (III) at Doha, Qatar. Also felt in Afghanistan. 

 

 4 16 23 58 37 2016   0.372  -79.940  19 7.8   Ecuador

 

At least 41 people were reported killed in this earthquake. A national emergency was declared and people were urged to remain calm. Houses collapsed as far as Quito and many people panicked. Deaths occurred in the cities of Manta, Protoviejo and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The airports in Manta and Guayaquil were closed due to damage and lack of communication. The roof on a mall collapsed. Residents were urged to move to higher ground as a tsunami was considered possible. PTWC predicted a tsunami with waves up to 1 meter could hit the western coast of Ecuador but none has been reported at this time. Power and cellphones were out throughout much of the 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

 

 4 16  8  2  0 1895  48.000 -123.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Many persons were frightened at Ft. Townsend, Washington.

 

 4 16 13 40  0 1899  40.500 -125.500   0 7.0   Off Coast of No. California

 4 16 14 30 40 1930  49.730 -129.330   0 5.5   Vancouver Island area

 4 16  5  2 39 1961  39.340 -111.660   0 5.0   Utah area

 

Felt in Central Utah in central Sanpete County. Several towns reported plaster cracked and damaged chimneys.

 

 4 16  3 19 35 1964  57.200 -151.400  10 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 16 13 43  9 1964  52.090 -169.470  34 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 16 19 26 57 1964  56.410 -152.900  25 6.6   Southern Alaska

 4 16 20 12 37 1964  56.600 -152.800  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 16 21 25 46 1964  58.900 -148.800  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 4 16  8  1 46 1965  66.700 -135.600  33 5.0   Northern Alaska

 4 16 23 22 19 1965  64.700 -160.100   5 5.9   Northern Alaska

 4 16  1 27 15 1966  57.000 -153.600  33 5.7   Southern Alaska

 4 16  5 33 18 1970  59.840 -142.430   7 6.8   Southeast Alaska

 4 16 14 48  3 1973  51.123 -178.829  54 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 16  4  9 25 1993  56.670 -155.300  44 6.1   Alaska Peninsula

 4 16  8 37 32 1994  52.400 -176.900 138 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 16 13 25 26 2002  52.055 -169.951  33 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 16 05 54 19 2008  51.878 -179.165  13 6.6   Andreanof Islands, Aleutians

 4 16 04 18 32 2009  44.190 -129.274  10 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 16 01 45 15 2010  54.485 -161.039  34 5.7   Unimak Island, Alaska

 4 16 02 40 03 2014  37.183 -120.167  26 5.0   Central 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

 

 4 15  6  8  0 1907  16.700  -99.200   0 8.2   Oaxaca, Mexico

 

Severe damage near San Marcos, Guerrero, Mexico.

 

 4 15 22 15 13 1934   7.800  127.000  60 7.3   Halmahera

 4 15 19  9 51 1941  18.850 -102.940   0 7.9   Michoacan, Mexico

 

Felt strongly in Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco, Mexico.

 

 4 15  2 35 22 1945  57.000  164.000  20 7.0   Komandorsky Isl

 4 15  3 40 52 1955  39.900   74.700  60 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 

Following Taiwan/Ryukyu events and followed by large destructive earthquakes in Sinkiang, Greece and Chile in the next 4 days. Felt at Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

 

 4 15  6 19 44 1979  42.096   19.209  10 7.3   Adriatic Sea

 

At least 121 people were reported killed in this earthquake. More than 1,000 injured  and 100,000 homeless. Damage along the entire southwestern coast of Yugoslavia. A local tsunami was reported at Kotor Bay causing minor damage. Deaths also in Albania. Felt over much of Europe.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 4 15  7  7  0 1898  39.200 -123.800   0 6.9   Central California

 

This earthquake in Mendocino County caused landslides and fallen trees making roads impassable. Wooden houses were wrecked at Greenwood.  Chimney toppled at Mendocino and grave markers were turned. Much damage occurred at Point Arena including the cracking of the lighthouse and the snuffing of the light. Strong aftershock sequence.

 

 4 15  0  0  0 1908  38.393 -113.007   0 5.0   Nevada area

 4 15 12  9  0 1934  38.000 -115.000   0 5.0   Nevada area

 4 15 10 38 37 1957  51.500 -179.000   0 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 15 21 33  5 1957  51.000 -166.500   0 6.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 15  8 23 28 1964  57.410 -149.560  15 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 15 15 30 47 1964  56.500 -154.400  13 5.5   Southern Alaska

 4 15 20  8 32 1965  34.100 -117.500  15 5.5   So. California

 

Felt in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Reported broken windows, cracked plaster was worst damage.

 

 4 15 20 55 49 1967  51.450 -179.080  60 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 15  2 29 35 1974  64.100 -173.900  15 5.0   Northern Alaska

 4 15  7 50 19 1980  51.523 -175.802  35 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 15 17 54 54 1980  46.213 -122.181   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Volcanic activity at Mt. St. Helens

 

 4 15 16 21 10 1982  54.241 -161.652  21 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 15 21 52  9 1982  38.035 -118.502  20 5.1   California/Nevada area

 

Felt (V) at Lee Vining and Bishop, CA

 

 4 15  4  7 41 1985  54.400 -156.700   0 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 4 15 13 29 46 1991  53.030 -164.620  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 15  5 35  3 1992  50.410 -175.930  33 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 15 23 41 27 1993  51.000 -178.100  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 15 12 29 20 1996  43.662 -127.503  10 5.4   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 15 22 59 51 2008  51.856 -179.361  11 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 15 06 54 53 2009  80.613 -107.752  10 5.0   Arctic Ocean

 4 15 16 35 12 2010  71.664  -66.819  10 5.1   Baffin Bay, Canada

 4 15 06 50 29 2011  50.673 -175.203  26 5.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 14 15  0  0 1700  33.090  129.060   0 7.0   Kyushu, Japan area

 4 14 19 53 42 1909  24.000  123.000  80 7.3   Taiwan

 

This earthquake was followed the next day by a Ms 6.5 in Yunnan China which killed 19 persons. FFA?

 

 4 14 16 20 23 1924   6.500  126.500  60 8.3   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This is called the Mati earthquake because this town on the Pacific Coast was the nearest to and suffered its most disastrous effects.  It was one of the greatest submarine disturbances originating in the West Pacific. There was massive destruction in towns to 8N. Interior partitions were most affected. Fissures and ground slides abounded in the hills and rockfalls were plentiful. Subsidence also occurred in alluvial soils. A tsunami flooded low coastal area but did little damage.

 

 4 14  6 23 34 1927 -32.000  -69.500 110 7.1   Central Chile

 4 14  7 15 37 1947  43.600  148.400  60 7.3   Hokkaido, Japan

 4 14  0 45 29 1951 -23.300  -66.400 223 7.0   Argentina

 4 14  1 28 54 1955  30.400  102.400   0 7.2   So. China

 

Killed 39 and did moderate damage in Sichuan, China.

 

 4 14 19 18  0 1957 -15.000 -173.250   0 8.0   Samoa Islands

 

No destruction despite the magnitude because it hit in a relatively unpopulated area.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 4 14  3 20  0 1886  37.200 -117.700   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

This local earthquake broke many dishes in Lida Valley. A dull thunderous noise preceded the shock.

 

 4 14 21 26 32 1934  41.500 -112.500   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

 4 14 11  3 48 1950  48.000 -122.500   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Near Langley, Washington. May persons awakened in Coupeville.  Plaster cracked and fell.

 

 4 14 20 39  1 1957  51.100 -178.800  33 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 14  7 20 28 1959  57.900 -155.000  67 6.0   Southern Alaska

 4 14  0 37 52 1960  48.500 -130.400   0 5.7   Vancouver Island area

 4 14  7 53 15 1962  40.270 -125.320   0 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 4 14 15 55  8 1964  61.430 -147.120   5 5.4   Central Alaska

 4 14 16 59 33 1964  61.490 -150.440  56 5.1   Central Alaska

 4 14 22 55 31 1964  58.000 -152.600  30 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4 14  7 35 39 1965  56.300 -153.500  27 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 14 15 43 11 1974  64.200 -174.000  15 5.6   Northern Alaska

 4 14 13 49  4 1980  46.203 -122.197   1 5.2   Washington state, U.S.

 

Volcanic activity at Mt. St. Helens prior to explosive eruption.

 

 4 14 16  0 42 1981  52.170 -169.400  37 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 14 14 23  8 1987  53.700 -169.700   0 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 14  5 33 26 1990  48.845 -122.161  12 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Slight damage (VI) in the Deming area. Felt (V) at Acme and(IV ) at Bellingham to Mt. Vernon.

 

 4 14  5 58 32 1993  51.160 -169.010  34 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 14  0 32 58 1995  30.290 -103.450  21 5.7   SW U.S.A

 

Two people slightly injured in Brewster county, Texas. Slight damage at Alpine and Fort Davis. Also slight damage in Marathon and Ozona area. Felt in much of western and central Texas as far east as San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Felt west as far as Sierra Blanca, Texas and north to Roswell, New Mexico.

 

 4 14  2 20 13 2001  56.080 -119.810  10 5.4   Alberta

 4 14 05 38 32 2008  44.279 -129.492  10 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 14 22 44 45 2009  19.328 -155.210   9 5.2   Hawaii

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Hawaii National Park, Honaunau, Kurtistown, Mountain View, Pahoa, Papa`ikou and Pepeekeo; (III) at Captain Cook, Hakalau, Hawaiian Ocean View, Hilo, Holualoa, Honoka`a, Kea`au, Kealakekua, Laupahoehoe, Na`alehu, Ninole, Pahala and Volcano; (II) at Hawi, Kailua Kona, Waimea and Waikoloa. Felt at Honomu, Kapaau, `O`okala, Pa`auilo and Papa`aloa. Also felt at Hanalei, Kaua`i and at Hickam AFB, Honolulu and Wahiawa, O`ahu.

 

 4 14 01 37 25 2016  51.538 -174.056  29 5.2   Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 13  0  0  0 1677  38.700  144.000   0 8.1   So. of Honshu

 

Strong earthquake on Sanriki, Tsugaru, and Nambo, Japan.  The earthquake was accompanied by a tsunami which attacked Otsuchi, Miyako and Kuwagasa with height of about 5-6 meters at Miyako Bay.  Houses were washed away and people and animals drowned. 3 big waves were observed. Hachinohe was damaged by the earthquake.

 

 4 13 19 17  0 1906  23.600  120.400  10 7.1   Taiwan

 

A moderate earthquake in Kagi and Ensuiko, Taiwan killed 14-15 persons and resulted in moderate regional damage. This is known as the Tinian earthquake. 84 were wounded 1794 houses destroyed, 2116 partially destroyed and 7921 damaged. Fissures and surface faulting were observed.

 

 4 13 17 57 18 1907  36.500   70.500 260 7.0   Hindu Kush/Pakistan

 4 13 15 30 57 1923  55.400  162.800  20 7.3   E. of Kamchatka

 4 13  2 42 48 1938  39.367   15.167 291 7.0   Mediterranean/Sicily

 4 13 19 55 43 1949  47.100 -122.750  54 7.1   Washington state, U.S.

 

This earthquake was felt at a MMI VIII for the large area of about 90 miles about the epicenter which was located  between Tacoma and Olympia, Washington. Eight deaths were the result of the earthquake. There was damage of more than $23 million and many injuries occurred.  Churches, schools and libraries were condemned. The eight capitol buildings at Olympia were damaged at a cost of repair of about $2 million. Elsewhere there was heavy property damage caused by falling walls, chimneys and parapets.  Public utilities were interrupted when gas mains broke and water pipes were cracked or broken. Telegraph services were also interrupted.  Railroad services were suspended for several days as railroad bridges south of Tacoma were thrown out of line.  A large portion of a sandy spit in Puget Sound disappeared. Near Tacoma a huge landslide involving a half-section of a 360 foot cliff toppled into Puget Sound.

 

 4 13 16 34 39 1961  39.250   77.750   0 7.6   Northern India

 

Little information on the effects of this event is available.

 

 4 13 18  4 32 1980 -23.466 -177.297  79 7.2   Tonga Islands

 4 13 12 36 18 2014 -11.451  162.069  35 7.4   Santa Cruz Islands

 

A second tsunami warning was issued but major tsunami waves were not produced. Disease spread in evacuation centers especially among children according to local officials. At least one person was dead after the first of these two earthquakes. The death occurred as people were fleeing to higher ground from the anticipated tsunami waves. Sea level readings indicated that a tsunami was generated which may have caused some destruction near the epicenter.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 4 13 13  0  0 1668  47.100  -70.500   0 5.0   Quebec, Canada

 4 13 19 55 43 1949  47.300 -122.500  60 7.0   Washington State

 

See description of this event above.

 

 4 13  3 44  0 1957  48.400 -128.500  33 5.8   Vancouver Island area

 4 13  9  7 24 1958  65.820 -155.650   0 6.8   Northern Alaska

 4 13 15 38 52 1963  38.217 -119.433   0 5.1   California/Nevada area

 4 13 12 25 38 1964  59.570 -143.100  24 5.0   Southeast Alaska

 4 13 14  4 59 1964  57.510 -151.300  21 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4 13 16 14  6 1964  56.570 -152.140  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 13 21 25 33 1964  57.500 -153.900  16 5.5   Southern Alaska

 4 13 21 43 16 1964  59.400 -143.100  22 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 4 13 23 22 57 1965  54.200 -163.400  36 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 13 21 17 32 1970  61.800 -163.400   0 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 13 19 32 50 1975  63.391 -149.773 109 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 13 18 20 43 1977  51.699 -179.613  46 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 13  2  8 30 1980  54.847 -160.305  38 5.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 13 16 46  1 1985  54.600 -163.700   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 13  0  2 48 1988  57.238 -143.250  10 5.6   Southeast Alaska

 4 13 17 16  1 1992  51.650 -173.620  62 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 13 20  4 16 1999  53.716 -163.159  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 13 21 56 52 2007  52.402 -168.213  39 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 13 13 41 39 2008  67.654 -166.741  10 5.2   Bering Strait, 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

 

 4 12  0 22 13 1910  25.500  122.500 200 8.3   Ryukyu Islands

 

No damage was reported due to this great earthquake.

 

 4 12  8 32 28 1926 -10.000  161.000  60 7.5   No. of Santa Cruz Islands

 4 12  0 52 45 1962  38.200  142.500  50 7.5   Off East Coast Honshu

 4 12  4  1 44 1970  15.100  122.100  24 7.2   Luzon, Philippines

 

An aftershock of the strong tremor on April 7 which shook Luzon.  This event was North of Polilio Island. Maximum felt intensity V.

 

 4 12 23 19 56 1988 -17.192  -72.305  33 7.0   So. Peru/Bolivia

 

Felt at Arequipa. Also felt in the Ica area and at Arica, Chile.

 

 4 12 20 14 39 2014 -11.315  162.211  29 7.6   Santa Cruz Islands

 

The earthquake in the Solomon Islands apparently triggered three large tsunamis.  Residents of Makira and nearby islands southeast of Honiara, the capital reported seeing three large waves after the quake. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the tsunami or earthquake. PTWC issued a tsunami warning but later withdrew the Pacific-wide aspect of this warning.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 

 4 12  4  5  0 1885  36.500 -121.000   0 6.2   Central California

 

This event was strong at Martinez, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg and may have originated on the San Andreas. In the thinly settled region east of King City, Monterey county, although the actual location is uncertain. Chimneys were thrown down at Las Tablas north west of San Luis Obispo. Slight damage was done to buildings at Salinas and Monterey.

 

 4 12  4 17 52 1957  51.500 -178.500   0 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 12 22 37 11 1958  48.000 -120.000   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

This earthquake was centered in north-central Washington state near the town of Pateros. Cracked plaster and broken dishes constituted most of the damage. There were rockslides near Chelan. Loud subterranean noises accompanied the earthquake. An aftershock had about the same effects.

 

 4 12  1 24 31 1964  56.600 -152.200  22 6.5   Southern Alaska

 4 12  9 34 44 1964  56.600 -152.100  20 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 12 12 36 23 1964  56.400 -151.400  30 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 12 12 48  2 1964  56.600 -151.300  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 12 14 35 39 1964  61.200 -151.100  28 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 12 17 22  2 1964  60.200 -145.600  16 5.0   Central Alaska

 

Strong aftershocks of the great Alaska earthquake of March 28, 1964.  No additional damage was reported with these events.

 

 4 12  3 59 40 1965  56.600 -152.700  33 5.3   Southern Alaska

 4 12  4 36 12 1965  52.700 -167.400  16 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 12  4 43 10 1965  52.700 -167.500  22 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 12  2 10 36 1970  51.510 -178.510  42 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 12  4 41 51 1976  52.405 -170.189  38 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 12  3 42  4 1978  56.423 -152.691  14 6.6   Southern Alaska

 

In the Kodiak Island region. Intensity V at Sitkinak Island.

 

 4 12  3 48 55 1978  56.678 -153.568  19 5.2   Southern Alaska

 4 12  5 22 29 1978  56.460 -152.548  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 12  9 12  1 1978  57.240 -152.040  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 12  9 33 38 1978  56.576 -152.841  27 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4 12 14 23 59 1984  60.471 -141.229  15 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 12 12 05 14 2008  43.648 -127.621  10 5.5   Off coast of Oregon

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 11 15  0  0 1819 -27.350  -70.350   0 8.3   Coast Central Chile

 

Additional severe damage occurred in Copiapo following three other damaging event in the month of April 1819. The whole city had been destroyed by the shocks of April 3 and 11. The inhabitants barely had time to escape. There are no estimates of deaths in this event.

 

 4 11 10 42  2 1925 -34.000   59.000  60 7.0   So. Indian Ocean

 4 11  1 52 20 1946  -1.000  -14.500  60 7.2   No. of Ascension Isl

 4 11 23 11 33 1958  47.800  152.640 140 7.4   So. Kurils

 4 11 08 38 36 2012   2.327   93.063  20 8.6   Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

 

(NEIC) At least 2 people killed, 8 others died from heart attacks, 12 injured and some buildings damaged in Aceh. Felt (VII) at Banda Aceh and Meulaboh, (VI) at Padang and (V) at Sibolga and Singkil. Also felt (V) at Gunungsitoli, Nias and at Jitra, Malaysia. Felt in much of Sumatra and Java. Felt widely in South and Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Felt as far as Bombay, India and Broome, Australia. A small tsunami was recorded, with maximum wave heights (one-half peak-to-trough) at the following selected tide stations: 1.08 m at Meulaboh, 37 cm at Sabang and 14 cm on Pulau Enganno, Indonesia; 8 cm at Cocos Island, Australia; 23 cm at Chittagong, Bangladesh; 21 cm at Male, Maldives; 17 cm at Port Louis, Mauritius; 11 cm at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

 

 4 11 10 43 10 2012   0.802   92.463  25 8.2   Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Sibolga. Also felt at Banda Aceh, Bukittinggi, Duri, Medan and Padang. Felt at Jakarta, Java. Felt (V) at Ayer Itam; (IV) at Petaling Jaya and Sungai Ara; (III) at Butterworth, Gelugor, Georgetown and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Felt (IV) at Chetpet and (III) at Bangalore and Madras, India. Felt(IV) at Colombo and (II) at Kotte, Sri Lanka. Felt(II) at Kathu and Phuket, Thailand. Also felt in Bangladesh, Brunei, Maldives, Singapore and Vietnam. A local tsunami with a maximum wave height (one-half peak-to-trough) of 22 cm was recorded on Pulau Enggano. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 4 11 19  0  0 1872  37.500 -118.500   0 6.9   California/Nevada area

 

Felt strongly at Round Valley,  Inyo Country, CA. this shock knocked down stone buildings and frame structures were twisted. This was probably an aftershock of the Owen's Valley earthquake of March 26, 1872.

 

 4 11  7 57  0 1910  33.670 -117.320   0 5.0   So. California

 4 11 19  0  0 1917  40.000 -118.000   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

No confirmation for either of these two events could be found.

 

 4 11 11 22 57 1945  42.000 -126.000   0 5.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 11  7 47  7 1947  34.966 -116.550  16 5.0   So. California

 

Aftershock of event of April 10 same area.

 

 4 11 17 41 15 1957  52.000 -168.500   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 11 11 36  0 1964  60.370 -146.440  15 5.0   Central Alaska

 4 11 23  0 24 1966  56.600 -152.100  33 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4 11  4  5 43 1970  59.720 -142.490   7 6.2   Southeast Alaska

 4 11  5 12 19 1973  64.890 -159.490   0 6.0   Northern Alaska

 4 11  5 12 55 1978  53.535 -163.731  33 5.6   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 11  1 45  4 1980  49.260 -127.910  10 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 4 11 23 51 60 1980  46.208 -122.168   0 5.0   Washington state, U.S.

 

Part of Mt. St. Helens eruptive phase earthquakes.

 

 4 11 17 22 21 1986  54.164 -167.883  33 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 11 16 22 10 1987  53.389 -167.243  37 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 11 13  3 38 1991  53.980 -163.900  29 5.7   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4 11  6  0 55 1993  51.130 -178.420  35 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 11 09 00 09 2012  51.364 -176.097  20 5.5   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 11 22 41 46 2012  43.584 -127.638   8 6.0   Off Coast of Oregon

 

(NEIC) Felt at Aurora, Beaverton, Brookings, Coos Bay, Lincoln City, McMinnville, Medford, Neskowin, North Bend, Oregon City, Portland and Salem. Also felt at Arcata, Crescent City, Eureka and Rio Dell, California and at Ocean Park and Vancouver, Washington.

 

 4 11 20 10 35 2016  51.843  176.623  21 5.6   Rat Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4 10  0  0  0 1739  -0.200  -78.000   0 7.1   Ecuador

 4 10 21 22 25 1906  19.000 -113.800  60 7.5   Gulf of California

 

This generally unrecognized earthquake in the Gulf of California was one of the largest ever recorded in that region and occurred only 8 days before the great San Francisco Earthquake.

 

 4 10 19 36  0 1909  52.000  175.000   0 7.0   Rat Islands

 4 10 18 42 24 1911   9.000  -74.000 100 7.2   Colombia

 4 10  2  3 56 1918  43.500  130.900 550 7.5   NE China

 4 10 13 16 10 1956  -1.000  102.000   0 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 4 10 11 29 58 1957  55.750 -153.500   0 7.0   Southern Alaska

 4 10  2  6 53 1972  28.434   52.829  33 7.1   So. Iran/Persian Gulf

 

Qir completely destroyed. 5054 were killed and thousands injured.  The damaged region extended over 1,000 sq. km. It was felt widely in southern Iran.  More than 20 villages were reduced to rubble and over 30,000 were left homeless. Gaping cracks and considerable ground failure accompanied this shallow earthquake. There was also a report of a volcano near Ghir which was shaken into eruption. The tremor was felt over 500 square miles. Hardest hit were farming villages where mudbrick construction is especially vulnerable to earthquake damage. In Ghir more than a third of the total population was missing and presumed dead. Not a wall stood there. Aftershocks continued for days adding to damage and misery. Most of the victims trapped in the crumbling houses were women and children.  Among the horror there were a few miracles. Some persons were buried up to 36 hours before being rescued alive.

 

 4 10  1 42 22 1979   2.963  126.933  37 7.2   Mindanao, Philippines

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

 4 10 10  0  0 1881  37.300 -121.300   0 6.0   Central California

 

In the Modesto region, chimneys were damaged. The shock was felt from Greenville, Plumas County, on the north to Visalia on the south and west to the coast.

 

 4 10 13 40 16 1921  54.000 -134.000   0 6.5   British Colombia

 

An earthquake was felt at Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands.  Pictures swung on walls, but no damage was reported.

 

 4 10 15 58  0 1947  35.000 -116.600   0 6.4   So. California

 4 10 17 18 22 1947  34.900 -116.500   0 5.0   So. California

 

This earthquake, east of Barstow caused huge dust clouds in the mountains where many rocks were displaced. The banks of the Mohave River were cracked and the water level raised slightly.  School buildings and Adobe buildings were damaged considerably.  Railroad repairs from subsidence and rockslides needed to be repaired. Chimneys were thrown down, plaster, pools and adobe walls were cracked. Tanks on some farms fell as did a stack of 3,000 concrete blocks.

 

 4 10  3 25 30 1957  53.000 -168.000   0 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 10  9  9 22 1957  50.500 -176.900  20 6.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 10 11 30  0 1957  55.960 -153.860   0 7.1   Kodiak I. Alaska

 4 10 14 30 48 1962  44.150  -73.050  24 5.0   Vermont        

 

Felt over a large area of Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. At Montpelier, a beam dislodged from the state house; braces dropped about 5 inches. Twenty window panes cracked; Plaster cracked. Tile fell from a ceiling at Barre along with wall cracks.

 

 4 10  1  8  1 1964  58.380 -150.600  19 5.5   Southern Alaska

 4 10 19  5 54 1964  59.850 -147.730  15 5.3   Southern Alaska

 4 10 21 44  7 1964  60.100 -153.700  15 5.6   Central Alaska

 4 10 21 44 12 1964  60.150 -153.510  45 5.6   Central Alaska

 4 10 22 27  3 1966  41.370 -125.400  33 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 4 10 19  0 33 1967  39.950 -104.930   5 5.0   Colorado area

 

One of many earthquakes in the induced swarm near Derby/Commerce City, Colorado. This event cracked plaster, broke windows, and caused merchandise to fall in stores. At the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, where water was pumped into the ground triggering these earthquakes, 118 window panes were broken. An asphalt parking lot in the Derby area cracked. 

 

 4 10 19 57 35 1967  58.542 -154.233  84 5.6   Southern Alaska

 4 10  0 36 44 1971  52.150 -169.944  48 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 10  0  3 59 1990  53.500 -158.200   0 5.4   Alaska Peninsula

 4 10 08 04 30 2008  43.988 -128.589  10 5.3   Off coast of Oregon

 4 10 19 34 05 2016  51.032  179.621  47 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4  9  0  0  0 1931  38.300   31.900  33 7.0   Turkey

 4  9  8 48 59 1943  19.000  146.000 170 7.0   No. Marianas

 4  9  1 56  0 1985 -34.000  -71.500  61 7.5   Central Chile

 

One person died in a heart attack, several people injured and some damage in the Santiago-Valparaiso area. One additional person died from a heart attack at Chillan. Felt from Mendoza, Argentina through Chile to Santa Fe Provinces in Argentina. 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4  9 20 52  0 1917  38.100  -90.200   0 5.0   Eastern Missouri

 

This earthquake in eastern Missouri was felt from Kansas to Ohio and Wisconsin to Mississippi, an area of about 500X900 miles. The epicentral zone between St. Louis and New Madrid saw cracked windows and broken plaster. At Granite City the one injury was suffered by a painter who was thrown to the ground. Ground swayed at Ironton, MO.

 

 4  9 17  8 30 1941  31.000 -114.000   0 6.0   SW of Yuma, AZ

 4  9 12 44 37 1944  49.900  -67.400   0 5.4   New Brunswick

 

Felt about 20 miles NNW of Riviere Pentecote, Quebec.

 

 4  9 16 29 28 1952  35.520  -97.850  10 5.5   Oklahoma       

 

At El Reno, Oklahoma, chimneys fell, buildings cracked and windows shattered. Minor damage also was reported in Oklahoma City and Ponca City. Felt area included all of Oklahoma, except for the panhandle section, eastern Kansas, southesastern Nebraska, south-central Texas and western sections of Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas.

 

 4  9 11  2 12 1957  51.270 -178.560   0 6.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  9 20 23 50 1957  52.500 -169.000   0 5.5   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  9  6 15 10 1958  55.500 -139.000   0 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 4  9  7 23 16 1961  36.680 -121.300   0 5.6   Central California

 

This shock, felt about 13 miles south of Hollister was on the San Andreas Fault. More than half of all city buildings suffered some type of damage at Hollister, but the major damage occurred in three buildings - the W.A. Taylor Winery was severely damaged.  A 50-foot-long fissure was observed on Cienega Road about 3 miles from the winery. A number of chimneys were damaged, so fell. Damage was estimated at $250,000. No deaths or injuries reported.

 

 4  9 13  6 15 1964  59.600 -146.100  15 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  9 17 33 45 1965  59.600 -144.900  52 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 4  9 20  8 35 1966  56.400 -152.300  14 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4  9 20 17 44 1966  56.600 -152.100  25 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4  9  2 28 59 1968  33.100 -116.100  20 6.1   So. California

 4  9  3  3 54 1968  33.100 -116.033   5 5.2   So. California

 

Known as the Borrego Springs earthquake, this event was felt over a large area of California, Arizona and Nevada. Minor cracking was observed on the Coyote Creek Fault and on Highway 78 next to Ocotillo Wells. A number of minor ground ruptures appear to have been triggered on adjacent faults at Superstition Hills, and the Banning-Mission portion of the San Andreas. Large boulders fell at several points in the Anza-Borrego State Park.

 

At Ocotillo Wells, a room was separated from a house, cracking walls and spilling up to 3600 gallons of water. Transformers shifted at an electrical sub-station near Ocotillo Wells shearing bolts and bracing. 10 miles to the west a pipeline cracked and water became dark. Ground cracking, building damage and power disruptions occurred throughout the Imperial Valley. A 200-ft-long (2 inch wide) crack developed in a road 6 miles west of Imperial.

 

 4  9  7 51  6 1987  54.100 -169.500   0 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  9 22 59 57 1987  53.060 -168.780  41 5.3   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  9  5  7 42 1989  50.680 -179.096  20 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 09 15 16 27 2005  56.168 -154.524  14 6.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

(NEIC) Felt (II) at Chignik and Perryville.

 

 4 09 23 05 43 2010  32.235 -115.260   4 5.1   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Mexicali and (II) at Tijuana. Also felt at Ensenada. Felt (IV) at El Centro; (III) at Calexico, Chula Vista, Imperial and La Mesa; (II) at Aliso Viejo, Brawley, Carlsbad, Costa Mesa, El Cajon, Irvine, La Jolla, Lakeside, Newport Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos and Santee, California. Felt in parts of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. Felt (II) at Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Somerton and Tempe.

 

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

 

 4  8 15  0  0 1858  36.040  137.020   0 7.0   No. Honshu, Japan

 

203 were killed and there was moderate damage at Hida, Japan.

 

 4  8 15 40 24 1942  13.500  121.000  60 7.9   Luzon, Philippines

 

Five violent tremors occurred around midnight. Fifteen others followed.  Buildings were slightly damaged in Manila where electrical lines snapped.  Fires broke out at 2:40 due to grounded wire connections. The first tremor was so violent that the seismograph needle at the Weather Bureau in Manila jumped off the sheet. Cracks were sustained in a number of buildings.

 

 4  8  2 40 27 1976  40.311   63.773  33 7.1   Uzbekistan

 

Damage (VII) in Gazli-Bukhara area. Felt at Ashkhabad and Samarkand.

 

 4  8 13 10 36 1999  43.649  130.460 580 7.1   NE China

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

No damaging earthquakes have been recorded in the U.S. or Canada on April 8.

 

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

 

 4  8  0 14 15 1958  65.400 -154.900   0 5.7   Northern Alaska

 4  8 19 33 19 1964  59.600 -147.000  15 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  8 19 50 17 1964  60.380 -145.940  10 5.3   Central Alaska

 4  8 22 10 57 1966  56.500 -152.500  33 5.6   Southern Alaska

 4  8 19 51 31 1970  56.219 -156.591  23 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 4  8  6 24 14 1972  42.646 -126.320  11 5.6   Off Coast of Oregon

 4  8 20 32 25 1975  51.899 -166.207  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  8 19 29  3 1980  46.210 -122.196   0 5.1   Washington state,  

 4  8 13  1 23 1988  51.948 -173.271  54 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  8  1 22 19 1989  57.320 -143.460   3 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 4  8 15 14 21 1997  52.000 -171.400  33 5.3   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 08 16 44 26 2010  32.228 -115.277   6 5.4   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (IV) at Mexicali and (III) at Ensenada, Rosarito and Tijuana. Felt in much of northern Baja California and (IV) at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Felt (IV) at El Centro and (III) at Boulevard, Calexico, Campo, Chula Vista, Garden Grove, Holtville, Imperial, Irvine, Julian, Laguna Woods, Lakeside, Los Angeles, National City, Ontario, Ramona, San Diego, Spring Valley and Winterhaven, California. Also felt (III) at Somerton, Wellton and Yuma, Arizona. Felt in much of southern California and southwestern Arizona.

 

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

 

 4  7 23 29 17 1941  17.750  -78.500   0 7.1   Jamaica

 4  7 15 30 40 1958  66.030 -156.590   0 7.3   Northern Alaska

 4  7  5 34  6 1970  15.761  121.717  37 7.5   Luzon, Philippines

 

A strong earthquake shock the whole of Luzon and Northern Visayas.  Damage was done to schools in Manila. Buildings in Central Manila suffered slight damage. Manila International Airport suffered cracked walls and broken Windows. 14 were killed and hundreds injured.  The deaths all resulted from the mainshock. Dozens of injuries, however resulted from the most sever aftershock on April 12. Considerable damage occurred to buildings on Alluvial ground in Manila. Severe damage was done to roads and bridges in the epicentral areas. Estimated cost to injured coconut trees - $2 million. The earthquake was characterized by "short rapid jerks, zigzags rather than arches". This quake radiated from the point of the fault-line that runs along the Philippine Pacific coast. People at the shore twons "saw the sea pushed back, saw the water tripped off like a carpet from the shoreline and folded up into the horizon. But the next moment the folded sea unrolled and came rushing back as a wall of water, sort of tide, a mile-wide torrent that followed and crashed past the shoreline, engulfing trees, boats, huts and beach". Roads split was as much as two feet, water fountained from the deep chasms created, bridges collapsed.

 

 4  7 22  6 57 1995 -15.199 -173.529  21 8.1   Tonga Islands

 

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4  7  2 16  0 1934  41.500 -111.500   0 5.5   Utah

 

Felt at Salt Lake City (III). Also felt at Pocotello, Idaho.

 

 4  7 15 27 50 1963  52.600 -169.500 150 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  7 15 28  4 1963  53.710 -169.960 224 6.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  7  1 43 25 1964  58.530 -154.460   2 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4  7 19 28 25 1964  55.700 -151.830  20 5.5   Southern Alaska

 4  7  3 16 23 1972  60.129 -152.754  98 5.1   Central Alaska

 4  7  6 18 31 1979  41.982 -126.885   3 5.4   Off Coast of No. California

 4  7 20  7 30 1989  33.620 -117.900  13 5.0   So. California

 

Near Newport Beach, Orange county, slight damage reported at Corona Del Mar, and Newport Beach. Typical damage consisted of broken chimneys, walls, plaster and windows and merchandise damaged while falling from shelves in stores. Ceiling tiles also fell from some stores in Newport Beach, and a brick wall toppled.

 

 4  7  6  4  2 1990  56.406 -153.971  33 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4  7 20 10 54 1990  55.000 -152.900   0 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4  7  0 42 16 1992  50.910 -130.720  10 5.0   British Colombia

 4  7 16 16 45 1994  42.561 -111.032   5 5.2   Yellowstone/Wyoming

 

Felt at Afton, Smoot and Thayne and at Auburn, eastern Idaho.

 

 4  7  4 31  7 1996  51.000  -32.000   0 5.2   North Mid-Atlantic Ridge

 4  7 16 43 23 2000  51.821 -170.473  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 07 10 04 37 2010  52.174 -173.525  64 5.2   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 07 07 48 30 2014  53.190  171.009  24 5.3   Near Islands, Alaska

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

GLOBAL:

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4  6 16  7 15 1943 -30.750  -72.000  55 8.3   Central Chile

 

Destructive at Salamanca and Illapel, Chile. 18 killed; 80 injured at Ovalle, Chile.

 

 4  6  0 36 16 1953  -7.300  131.000   0 7.5   West Irian, PNG

 

 4  6 13 54 38 1992  50.630 -130.510   9 7.0   British Colombia

 

Felt at Point Hardy and Port O'Neill, British Colombia.

 

 4 06 22 15 01 2010   2.383   97.048  31 7.7   Sumatra, Indonesia

 

Felt (V) at Meulaboh and Sibolga; (IV) at Banda Aceh and Medan; (III) at Padangsidempuan, Samosir and Tarutung. Also felt at Belawan, Duri, Lhokseumawe and Padang. Felt at Bandung and Jakarta, Java and at Kuta, Bali. Felt (IV) at Butterworth and Perai; (III) at Ayer Itam, Gelugor Estate, George Town, Sungai Ara and Tanjong Bunga Estate; (II) at Banting, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Tanjong Malim, Malaysia. Felt along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and (II) in Singapore. Also felt at Male, Maldives. A tsunami was recorded along the coast of Sumatra with heights (center-to-peak) at the following tide stations: 44 cm at Meulaboh, 19 cm at Sibolga, 17 cm at Telukdalam, 7 cm at Padang and 7 cm on Pulau Tanahbalah.

 

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

 

 4  6  4  4 45 1961  40.180 -124.750   0 5.1   Off Coast of No. California

 4  6 11 19 23 1963  63.400 -149.600  42 5.3   Central Alaska

 4  6 10 42 37 1964  59.850 -145.470  15 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4  6 13 19  3 1965  51.290 -179.760  50 5.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  6 14 15  0 1965  37.500 -120.000   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Mariposa. Sidewalks cracked. "The sound of the sidewalks cracking awakened my son who got up and looked out the window to the west.  My mother heard the noise while listening to the 6:15 a.m. newscast."

 

 4  6 22 28 38 1966  56.470 -154.640  28 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  6  1 46 18 1973  51.310 -178.460  50 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  6  1 53 50 1974  54.883 -160.275  35 5.8   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4  6  3 55 57 1974  55.045 -160.510   6 6.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4  6 14 47 43 1980  61.377 -147.824  49 5.2   Central Alaska

 4  6  9 22 14 1983  54.238 -133.814  10 5.0   British Colombia

 4  6  0 24 10 1987  51.400 -173.300  29 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  6 13 54 34 1992  49.000 -131.000   0 5.9   Vancouver Island area

 4  6 13 57 49 1992  50.530 -130.390  10 6.8   British Colombia

 4  6 15 16 10 1992  50.250 -130.340  25 6.2   British Colombia

 

 4  6 19  1  4 1994  34.192 -117.095   7 5.0   So. California

 

Felt (V) from Loma Linda and San Bernardino. Also felt at Los Angeles, Orange and to San Diego Counties. Occurred during the SSA meeting that year in Pasadena.

 

 4  6  8 31  9 1995  57.000 -154.000   0 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4 06 07 23 27 2008  51.614  179.276  62 5.4   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 4 06 11 14 23 2008  51.934 -170.544  38 5.1   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 06 14 12 00 2008  54.172 -151.928  14 5.0   South of 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

 

 4  5  0  0  0 1690  17.500  -61.500  33 8.0   Leeward Islands

 

The correct date is probably April 16 (Gregorian) while April 5 is the Julian date. Intensities of this event were as high as IX in the islands of Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis.  At Antigua, stone houses suffered much, most houses were shaking down or were so split and cracked that they had to be leveled.  A spit at Redonda called Rockadunda was split and turned into the sea. Landslides occurred on Nevis Peak. The sea withdrew about 500 feet from Charlestown before returning after two minutes in a tidal wave. The earth opened up to 9 feet in some places and buried solid timber sugar mills. This is one of the two largest earthquakes recorded in this region of the West Indies. 

 

 4  5 23 30 45 1901  45.000  148.000  60 7.9   So. Kurils

 4  5 16 42 40 1939 -19.500  168.000  70 7.1   Vanuatu Islands

 4  5  9 27  0 1949  42.000  131.500 550 7.0   NE China

 4  5 21 12 40 1990  15.530  147.580  33 7.5   No. Marianas

 

Felt at Guam and Saipan (V). It generated an observed tsunami at the dock at Tinian, but no damage. Maximum tsunami height was probably less than the reported 3-4 meters.

 

 4  5  4 19 52 1991  -5.900  -77.150  34 7.3   No. Peru

 

53 killed and 252 injured and extensive damage to 8.063 homes in the Riojo-Moyabamba-Nueva Cajamarca area. Strongly felt throughout Ecuador.

 

 4  5 11  8  7 1999  -5.681  149.717 164 7.4   New Ireland

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 4  5 23 11  0 1915  38.580 -119.500   0 5.0   California/Nevada area

 

Coleville area. At Coleville CA., rocks rolled down the hillside.

 

 4  5 19 26 56 1954  47.620 -129.230   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 4  5  2 49 40 1957  52.000 -172.100  33 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  5  1 22 14 1964  56.280 -153.340  24 6.0   Southern Alaska

 4  5  1 41 45 1964  56.200 -153.300  35 5.9   Southern Alaska

 4  5  2 36 11 1964  60.030 -145.980  15 5.0   Central Alaska

 4  5 17 42 13 1964  59.580 -144.700  56 5.2   Southeast Alaska

 4  5 19 28 18 1964  60.200 -146.700  16 5.8   Central Alaska

 4  5 20 13 25 1964  57.200 -152.200  33 5.2   Southern Alaska

 4  5  9 27 32 1965  43.900 -127.800  33 5.1   Off Coast of Oregon

 4  5  9  4 43 1971  53.359 -170.553 153 5.9   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  5 14 53  6 1971  66.800 -157.300 100 5.3   Northern Alaska

 4  5 17 41 51 1986  54.055 -161.961  33 5.0   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4  5 22 32 54 1988  50.836 -178.146  33 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  5  9 35 47 1994  51.360 -178.160  33 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 05 10 17 16 1998  52.006  175.028  33 5.3   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 4 05 13 20 39 2004  54.210 -162.476  44 5.0   Unimak Island, Alaska

 

(AEIC). Felt (III) at King Cove, Alaska.

                                                                      Cove.

 4 05 00 07 09 2010  32.018 -115.017  10 5.3   Baja California

 

(UNM). Felt at Rosarito and San Quintin. Also felt at Puerto Penasco, Sonora. Felt (V) at Yuma, Arizona.  Also felt at Somerton. Felt (V) at Brawley, California. Also felt at Blythe, Holtville, Jamul, La Habra and Tustin.

 

 4 05 03 15 25 2010  32.634 -115.782   3 5.0   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt (V) at Ensenada and (III) at Tijuana. Also felt at Puerto Penasco, Sonora. Felt (VI) at El Centro, (IV) at Oceanside and Santee and (III) at Aliso Viejo, Alpine, Borrego Springs, Brawley, Desert Hot Springs, El Cajon, Indian Wells, La Jolla, Palm Desert, Ramona, San Diego and San Jacinto, California.  Felt in Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties. Felt (V) at Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Avondale, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Lake Havasu City, Maricopa, Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise and Tucson. 

 

 4 05 13 33 05 2010  32.640 -115.801   0 5.1   Southern California

 

(NEIC) Felt (II) at Ensenada and Tijuana. Also felt at Mexicali and San Felipe.  Felt at Puerto Penasco, Sonora. Felt (VI) at Calexico,(V) at El Centro, (IV) at Brawley and Imperial and(III) at Alpine, Anaheim, Bonita, Cathedral City, El Cajon, Julian, Lake Forest, San Diego and Santee, California. Felt in many parts of southern California.  Felt at Yuma and in the Phoenix area, Arizona and at Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada.

 

 4 05 14 04 04 2013  56.919 -156.237  70 5.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

Felt at Kodiak.

 

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

 

 4  4  0  0  0 1819 -27.300  -70.500   0 8.0   Coast Central Chile

 

A very violent earthquake occurred at Copiapo, Chile (Mw 8.0).  The whole city was destroyed by the shocks of this day and of the 4th and 11th. The inhabitants had barely time to save their lives.  No reports of deaths. (See also April 3, 1819)

 

 4  4 10 13  3 1904  41.800   23.400   6 7.3   Bulgaria

 

Limited damage was suffered in Bulgaria and northern Greece

 

 4  4  0 50  0 1905  33.000   76.000  60 8.6   India

 

The earthquake that struck the Dharamshala-Kangra area in Himachal Pradesh on April 4th, 1905 is among the deadliest earthquakes in the history of India. According to the provincial government of Punjab, 19,727 people were killed at Sialkot. Many of the fatalities were from Dharamshala, Kangra and neigbhouring towns and villages. Felt from Afghanistan to Bengal.  All the buildings were destroyed at Kangra including numerous churches and temples.  One major difficulty in this event was that most government officials were killed and there was no one to supervise the rescue and cleanup efforts. Most of the deaths were due to the ground shaking.  Landslides, liquefaction and other earthquake effects caused extensive damage throughout the region. 

 

 

 4  4 15 48 40 1911  36.500   26.500 140 7.2   Aegean Sea

 4  4 18 44 14 1950  51.770  101.000  24 7.0   So. Siberia

 

 

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

 

 4  4  0 13  4 1957  58.170 -155.040  89 6.0   Alaska Peninsula

 

 4  4 21 32 10 1961  33.800 -118.200  33 5.0   So. California

 

At Terminal Island, Long Beach Harbor. This shock was only slightly felt in the Long Beach-San Pedro-Wilmington area, but subsurface damage including major pipeline breakage and to oil well pipes on Terminal Island was estimated at $4.5 million. More than 40 wells were damaged and off normal production.

 

 4  4  4 34 57 1964  60.300 -146.500   5 5.0   Central Alaska

 4  4  4 54  2 1964  60.100 -146.700  40 5.6   Central Alaska

 4  4  8 40 30 1964  56.500 -152.600  15 5.3   Southern Alaska

 4  4 17 46  9 1964  56.300 -154.400  18 5.7   Southern Alaska

 4  4 17 59 43 1964  56.400 -154.500  25 6.1   Southern Alaska

 

Aftershocks of the Great Alaska Earthquake of March 28, 1964.

 

 4  4 18 15 52 1964  56.180 -154.490  22 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4  4 22 16 54 1964  59.400 -145.200  10 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  4 13 45 11 1980  46.364 -122.182   4 5.0   Washington state,

 

Shocks associated with the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's in May 1980.

 

 4  4 17 21 40 1993  53.980 -165.060  33 5.4   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4 04 04 29 08 2002  50.530 -130.410  10 5.0   Vancouver B.C. Canada

 4 04 22 40 43 2010  32.297 -115.278   4 7.2   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Two people killed, at least 233 injured and many buildings damaged (VII) in the Mexicali area. Felt (VII) at Guadalupe Victoria and (V) at El Sauzal, Ensenada, Maneadero, Primo Tapia, San Felipe, Tecate and Tijuana. Felt (VI) at San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.  Felt in much of Baja California and northwestern Sonora and as far as Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juarez and La Paz. About 28 km of surface faulting observed on the Borrego Fault southwest of Mexicali. Many buildings damaged (VII) at Calexico and Imperial, California. Felt (VII) at El Centro and Heber; (VI) at Brawley, Calipatria, Holtville and Ocotillo; (V) at Borrego Springs, Boulevard, Campo, Chula Vista, Coachella, Coronado, Jacumba, Lemon Grove, Los Angeles, Niland, Pine Valley, San Diego, San Ysidro, Tecate, Thermal, Westmorland and Winterhaven. Felt (V) at Somerton, Wellton and Yuma, Arizona. Felt throughout southern California, in much of Arizona, in the Henderson-Las Vegas area, Nevada and in parts of New Mexico and Utah. 

 

 4 04 22 50 17 2010  32.097 -115.047  10 5.5   Baja California

 4 04 23 15 14 2010  32.250 -115.300   8 5.4   Baja California

 

(NEIC) Felt at San Quintin. Felt (IV) at Yuma, Arizona. Felt at Campo, Chula Vista, El Cajon, La Mesa, San Diego and Santee, 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

 

 4  3 15  0  0 1520  33.000  136.000   0 7.4   Central/So. Honshu Japan

 4  3 15  0  0 1819 -27.300  -70.500   0 8.0   Coast Central Chile

 

A very violent earthquake occurred at Copiapo, Chile (Mw 8.0).  The whole city was destroyed by the shocks of this day and of the 4th and 11th. The inhabitants had barely time to save their lives.  No reports of number of deaths.

 

 4  3  1 40  0 1868  19.400 -155.300   5 7.9   Hawaii

 

See yesterday's history for details

 

 4  3  0  0  0 1872  36.200   36.200   0 7.5   Turkey

 

1800 were killed in this devastating earthquake which was felt from Antioch to Beirut to Damascus.

 

 4  3 11 30  0 1881  38.200   26.200   0 7.3   Aegean Sea

 

This was one of the worst seismic tragedies to hit Greece in modern times. A very strong shock in the Aegean Sea with up to 422 aftershocks felt during the next two weeks, 5-6 of which were very strong. Of the 64 villages on the Islands 25 suffered great damage and 15 considerable damage. An estimated 4181 were killed and many thousands injured. Up to 1200 were missing and presumed dead. More than 10,000 homes and businesses were destroyed. A small tsunami (about 1 meter) was also observed.

 

 4  3 15 21 39 1941 -22.500  -66.000 260 7.2   Argentina

 4  3  2 49 57 1983   8.430  -83.180  24 7.2   Costa Rica

 

Five people died from heart attacks, one person killed by a collapsing house, and several people injured in southeastern Costa Rica. Also felt strongly in southwestern Panama.

 

 4 03 02 43 14 2014 -20.518  -70.498  31 7.7   Arequipa, Chile

 

GUC reported this earthquake of M 7.5 was felt with intensity VIII in  Pisagua, Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Cuya, Arica; VII Tocopilla, Sierra Gorda, Quillagua; VI Mejillones, Maria Elena, Calama, V Antofagasta, Amarilla, Alcerra, II Copiapo, Chile, Felt in Arica, Parinacota, Tarapaca, Antofagasta and Atacama, Chile.  GUC reported this earthquake of M 6.3 was also felt with intensity VI at Iquique, Alto Hospicio, Quillagua, V Pisagua, Cuya, Arica,; IV Tocopilla, San PEdro de Atacama, Maria Elena, Putre; III Sierra Gorda, Ollague, Mejillones, Calama, Chile. Felt in Arica, Parinacota and Tarapaca, Chile.  NEIC reported the foreshock to the second major quake of M 6.4 was felt with intensity VI uin Iquique and II in Arica and Copiapo.  NEIC reported the M 7.6-7.8 event was felt with intensity VI in Iquique; V in Arica, IV in La Paz, Bolivia; Calama, Chile and Arequipa, Peru and II-III in Pacocha, Peru, Santiago, Copiapo and Antofagasta, Chile.

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 4  3 12 15  0 1872  36.900 -118.200   0 6.6   California/Nevada area

 

A strong aftershock of the earthquake of March 26, 1982.

 

 4  3 20  8  0 1926  34.000 -116.000   0 5.5   So. California

 

Northeast of Banning. Possibly in the region of Twentynine Palms.  Of moderately destructive force, but no damage because of lack of settlements.

 

 4  3 15 54 52 1963  61.200 -147.800  71 5.7   Central Alaska

 

A strong foreshock to the great Alaskan earthquake of 1964.  Felt at Valdez.

 

 4  3  8 38 43 1964  59.600 -144.670  10 5.5   Southeast Alaska

 4  3 22 15 48 1964  57.100 -151.900  15 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  3 22 33 42 1964  61.600 -147.600  40 6.0   Central Alaska

 

Aftershocks of the Great Alaska earthquake of March 28, 1964.

 

 4  3 13 59  2 1970  51.815 -175.254  57 5.0   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  3  0 26 54 1976  52.150 -169.614  22 5.0   Fox Islands, Aleutians

 4  3  3 46  4 1980  63.149 -149.567  92 5.0   Central Alaska

 4  3  9 35 27 1980  46.227 -122.172   0 5.1   Washington state,

 4  3 23 57 52 1980  46.212 -122.186   0 5.0   Washington state,

 

Earthquakes preceding the Mt. St. Helens eruption on May 1980.

 

 4  3 19 26 24 1983  51.656 -176.929  61 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  3  2 57 11 1986  56.257 -153.473  33 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  3  1 18  5 1989  50.700 -170.100   0 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

 

 4  2 10 48  0 1851 -33.320  -71.420   0 7.1   Central Chile

 

  A strong earthquake did moderate damage in Valparaiso, Chile

 

 4  2  0  0  0 1868  19.500 -155.300  10 7.8   Hawaii

 

This was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Hawaii. Nearly every wooden house at Keiawa, Penaluu, Ninole and beyond was  knocked off it's foundation or tumbled over (recall that the Unimak tsunami hit Ninole on this day in history April 1, 1946). It shock down almost every wall in Hilo and caused landslides beyond Hilo. Fissures opened and brooks became muddy. In one place a fissure opened about two feet and then closed, the two sides were then several inches from coincidence. At Kealakekua strong trees were bent backward and forward like reeds in a storm. At Kohala, it was reported that the force of the shock stopped all sugar mill engines, even the large 75-horsepower engine which was running at the time with a full head of steam. Ground waves estimated at 1-2 feet from trough to crest were observed at Kohala. Rumbling sounds were heard and clocks were stopped at Honolulu.  A tsunami struck the Kau-Puna coast, adding to the devastation. It was reported that the wave rolled in over the tops of the coconut trees, a height of at least 60 feet.  Most houses were swept out to sea and a number of persons were drowned. At Hilo the tsunami was 10 feet.  On April 7 a powerful volcanic eruption began starting in the fissure formed at the time of the earthquake.

 

 4  2  5 45  0 1872  36.200   36.100   0 7.3   Turkey

 

1800 were killed in this devastating earthquake which was felt from Antioch to Beirut to Damascus.

 

 4  2  9 36  0 1921  23.000  123.000  60 7.2   Taiwan

 4  2  5 39 11 1947  -1.500  138.000  60 7.4   West Irian, PNG

 4  2  1 11 55 1964   5.900   95.700 132 7.0   Nicobar Islands

 

Moderate property damage occurred on Sumatra.

 

 4  2  7 15 23 1977 -16.700 -172.100  33 7.6   Tonga Islands

 

TODAY IN EARTHQUAKE HISTORY

 

U.S./CANADA

 

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

 

MO DA HR MN SC YEAR  LATIT   LONGIT  DEP MW  LOCATION

 

 

 4  2  2  0  0 1875  39.500 -115.800   0 5.5   Eureka, Nevada area

 

One building was seriously damaged at Eureka, Nevada

 

 4  2 11 17  0 1896  45.200 -123.200   0 5.0   Oregon state,

 

Three shocks in succession awakened everyone. The mainshock was felt at Portland and Salem, Oregon.

 

 4  2  0 39 45 1957  51.100 -173.000  33 6.1   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  2 16 18 55 1963  53.100 -171.700  42 6.4   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  2  9 57 55 1964  56.590 -152.700  22 5.2   Southern Alaska

 4  2 11 41 11 1964  58.800 -149.600  20 5.4   Southern Alaska

 4  2 20  9 42 1964  59.800 -147.000   9 5.0   Southern Alaska

 4  2 22 34 32 1964  59.760 -144.070  22 5.1   Southeast Alaska

 4  2 15 19 13 1967  66.810 -134.400  33 5.0   Yukon Territory, Canada

 4  2 13  8 19 1972  59.889 -153.350 130 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  2 16 49 29 1973  51.940 -177.402  63 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  2  4 53 30 1988  53.600 -164.800   0 5.3   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4  2 22 12 27 1993  51.460 -176.890  13 5.2   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  2 18 25 50 1997  51.816 -173.718  33 5.7   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4 02 00 42 53 1998  51.356  179.303  33 5.1   Rat Islands, Aleutians

 4 02 06 18 19 2000  19.339 -155.206   4 5.0   Hawaii

 4  2 18 54 59 2001  64.280 -131.000  10 5.1   Yukon Territory, Canada

 4 02 06 39 39 2003  65.284 -150.040  16 5.3   Northern Alaska

 

(NEIC) Felt(IV) at Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, Manley Hot Springs, North Pole and Tanana; (III) at Anderson and Eielson AFB.

 

 4 02 05 55 41 2008  44.364 -129.351  10 5.2   Off Coast of Oregon

 4 02 05 50 00 2016  57.042 -157.953  10 6.2   Alaska Peninsula

 

This earthquake of M 6.2 was reported by NEIC to have been felt with moderate to strong intensity VI in Port Heiden, Alaska and II-III in South Naknek, King Salmon, Monokotak, Levelock, North Pole  and North Dillingham, 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

 

 4  1  0  0  0 1170  45.700   26.600 150 7.0   Romania/Bulgaria

 

Identified in "A new Catalog of Strong Earthquakes in the U.S.S.R.  from Ancient times through 1977", details are not available.

 

 4  1 19  6  9 1927 -20.000 -177.500 400 7.1   Tonga Islands

 4  1  2  9 15 1936   4.500  126.500  60 7.7   Mindanao, Philippines

 

This moderate earthquake did not kill in the Philippines, but an earthquake later in the day (Ms 6.8) did kill 104 in China.

 

 4  1 14 18  8 1943  -6.500  105.500  60 7.0   So. of Java

 4  1 12 28 54 1946  52.800 -163.500  60 7.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 

This earthquake has been recalculated and was apparently much larger than originally believed. It occurred south of Unimak Island, Alaska.  Minor damage occurred to Navy buildings a short distance inland from Scotch Cap Lighthouse on the southwest coast of the island. A few minutes after the earthquake a tsunami destroyed the lighthouse and took lives of the five attendants. Effects clearly indicated that the wave reached a height of 90  to 100 feet. Minor wave damage in the Aleutians occurred at Dutch Harbor and at Ikatan Island. Many aftershocks were felt, principally on Ikatan Island. Aftershocks were also reported from Chignik, Cold Bay, Sanak Island  and the Shumagin Islands. The great distance between the instrumental epicenter and the aftershock locations suggests they may not have originated at the point of the mainshock.  The tsunami effects were disastrous in the Hawaiian Island (called the Laupahoehoe Tragedy of 1946). 173 lives were lost and damage was estimated at $25 million. A major portion of the damage occurred at Hilo. The wave was also noted in the Society and Marquesas Islands and at many points on the Pacific shores of North and South America.

 

 4  1 15 18  5 1961  41.500   78.000   0 7.2   Kirgizstan/Xinjiang

 4  1  0 42  2 1968  32.283  132.533  30 7.8   Kyushu, Japan area

 

Minor property damage occurred at Kyushu where one person died and 22 were injured. A 2.3-meter tsunami was generated on the east coast of Kyushu. It destroyed four homes and capsized several fishing boats.

 

 4  1 17 56 23 1998  -0.544   99.261  56 7.0   So. of Sumatera

 

Felt strongly in Padang. Felt in Singapore and in the Kuala Lumpur area.

 

 4 01 20 39 58 2007  -8.466  157.043  24 8.1   Solomon Islands

 

Fifty-two people killed and several villages destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. About 300 homes, schools and a hospital were destroyed at Sasamunga and about 500 houses were damaged at Gizo. Tsunami damage also occurred on Lefung and Taro. Two people were killed by landslides on Ranongga, where uplift was also observed. Felt (IV) at Honiara. A 3.5-meter tsunami was measured at Unumatana and a 2 meter tsunami was observed at Kelau, Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea, where 17 houses were destroyed, a church was damaged and the tsunami ran inland up to 1 km. The tsunami also caused damage on Rossel Island and Bougainville. Tsunami wave heights in centimeters

 

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

 

 4  1 19  0  0 1917  40.000 -118.000   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 4  1 10 40 58 1941  55.800 -153.800   0 6.5   Southern Alaska

 4  1 10 40 59 1941  56.000 -153.500   0 6.5   Southern Alaska

 4  1 23 43 42 1945  34.000 -120.017   0 5.4   Off So. California

 4  1 12 28 54 1946  52.750 -163.500  25 7.4   Unimak Islands, Aleutians

 4  1 19 21  8 1951  40.470 -125.300   0 5.0   Off Coast of No. California

 4  1  0 38  0 1952  48.000 -113.800   0 5.6   Montana/Idaho

 

Northwestern Montana. A large area of Montana, Idaho and southern British Columbia was affected by this shock. Walls cracked and chimneys twisted and fell at Flathead Lake, Mont. Slight damage at Eureka and Swan Lake, Montana.

 

 4  1 11 35 30 1957  51.000 -173.000   0 5.8   Andreanoff Islands, Aleutians

 4  1 18 18 30 1959  39.717 -120.200  10 5.8   Central California

 

Most of the serious property damage occurred near Loyalton, where several chimneys fell, windows were broken and plaster and walls were cracked. Felt over a large area of northeast California and Nevada.

 

 4  1 14 12  0 1960  49.000 -129.500   0 5.0   Vancouver Island area

 4  1 12 11 60 1962  63.400 -150.700 140 5.5   Central Alaska

 4  1  0  1 12 1964  60.370 -146.480  23 5.1   Central Alaska

 4  1  3 23 17 1964  57.200 -151.300  25 5.1   Southern Alaska

 4  1 20 13  8 1964  58.270 -149.780  24 5.0   Southern Alaska

 

Aftershocks of the great Alaska earthquake of MArch 28, 1964.

 

 4  1  9 13 14 1985  47.900 -115.800   0 5.1   Montana/Idaho

 

Cracked water main at East Helena. Felt (V) at Belt, Big Arm and throughout much of western Montana including Kalispell, Missoula and Helena.

 

 4  1  7 12 27 1995  53.613 -164.438  33 5.1   Unimak Islands, Aleutians