LIST OF EARTHQUAKES 1

LIST OF EARTHQUAKES 1

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. Earthquakes are measured using observations from seismometers.

The moment magnitude is the most common scale on which earthquakes larger than approximately 5 are reported for the entire globe. The more numerous earthquakes smaller than magnitude 5 reported by national seismological observatories are measured mostly on the local magnitude scale, also referred to as the Richter scale. These two scales are numerically similar over their range of validity. Magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes are mostly almost imperceptible and magnitude 7 and over potentially cause serious damage over large areas, depending on their depth. The largest earthquakes in historic times have been of magnitude slightly over 9, although there is no limit to the possible magnitude. The most recent large earthquake of magnitude 9.0 or larger was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan in 2011 (as of March 2011), and it was the largest Japanese earthquake since records began (source: wikipedia.org)

Earthquakes between 365 and 1865

List of earthquakes Part 1: 365 to 1865

  • 21 July 365 Alexandria hit by Earthquake about 50,000 die
  • 20 May 526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
  • 29 May 526 Antioch struck by Earthquake about 250,000 die
  • 11 October 1138 Earthquake in Aleppo (Syria) 230.000 victims
  • 27 September 1290 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, kills 100,000
  • 20 May 1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
  • 25 January 1348 Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
  • 18 October 1356 Earthquake in Basel (Switzerland) 300 victims
  • 5 December 1456 Earthquake strikes Naples about 35,000 die
  • 26 January 1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake about 30,000 die
  • 26 February 1531 Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000
  • 24 January 1556 Shaaxi China, kills 830,000
  • 6 April 1580 Dover Straits Earthquake (England) estimated 5.9
  • 8 June 1624 Earthquake strikes Peru
  • 30 July 1626 Earthquake hits Naples 10,000 die
  • 1 June 1638 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
  • 13 May 1643 Santiago Chile - kills 1/3 of population
  • 31 March 1651 Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru
  • 6 January 1663 Great earthquake in New England
  • 5 February 1663 Earthquake in Canada
  • 22 December 1689 Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
  • 7 June 1692 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • 26 January 1700 Earthquake in Cascadia 9.2
  • 30 December 1703 Tokyo hit by Earthquake about 37,000 die
  • 29 October 1727 Severe earthquake in New England
  • 30 November 1731 Beijing hit by Earthquake about 100,000 die
  • 11 October 1737 kills 300,000 & destroys part of Calcutta India
  • 16 October 1737 Earthquake in Kamchatka 9.3
  • 28 October 1746 Lima & Callao demolished, 18,000 die
  • 8 February 1750 Minor earthquake in London
  • 1 November 1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • 31 October 1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
  • 5 February 1783 Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
  • 4 February 1797 Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000
  • 26 July 1805 Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake about 26,000 die
  • 16 November 1811 Missouri - Mississippi River flows backwards!
  • 15 December 1811 Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri
  • 16 December 1811 8.0 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 23 January 1812 7.8 New Madrid, Missouri
  • 7 February 1812 8.2 New Madrid, Missouri
  • 26 March 1812 destroys 90% of Caracas about 20,000 die
  • 25 May 1812 destroys Caracas Venezuela
  • 10 August 1822 Antioch Syria, about 20,000 die
  • 28 December 1828 6.8 Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
  • 20 February 1835 Concepcion, Chile 5,000 die
  • 22 January 1837 Southern Syria kills thousands
  • 11 January 1839 Martinique, destroys half of Port Royal-700 die
  • 16 April 1854 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • 9 January 1857 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon Calif
  • 21 March 1857 Earthquake hits Tokyo about 107,000 die
  • 16 December 1857 Earthquake in Naples, Italy
  • 8 October 1865 Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains
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