LIST OF EARTHQUAKES 2

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 1868 and 1953

List of earthquakes Part 2: 1868 to 1953

  • 13 August 1868 25,000 die & $300m damages (Peru & Ecuador)
  • 21 October 1868 at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, Calif
  • 26 March 1872 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
  • 15 June 1876 NE coast of Japan Tsunami, kills 28,000
  • 31 August 1886 Charleston SC, 110 die
  • 23 February 1887 French/Italian Riviera. 2,000 die
  • 4 September 1899 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • 9 October 1900 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
  • 10 March 1902 Turkish city of Tochangri
  • 25 October 1902 Santa Maria Guatemala, 6,000 die
  • 4 April 1905 Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
  • 31 January 1906 Colombia, 8.6 Richter
  • 18 April 1906 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
  • 18 April 1906 SF kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of city
  • 19 April 1906 SF Earthquake ends killing 452
  • 16 August 1906 8.6 Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
  • 28 December 1908 Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy 80,000 die
  • 28 December 1908 Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
  • 13 January 1915 Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
  • 3 October 1915 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada
  • 16 December 1920 8.6 Kansu, China. Over 180,000 die
  • 1 September 1923 7.9 Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000
  • 1 September 1924 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan
  • 7 March 1927 Tango, Japan 8 on Richter scale
  • 22 May 1927 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
  • 2 July 1927 Earthquake hits Palestine
  • 23 July 1930 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • 25 November 1930 - 690 earthquake shocks recorded (Ito Japan)
  • 1 April 1931 Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
  • 20 November 1932 Earthquake at Uden Netherlands
  • 16 December 1932 Kansu China, 70,000 killed
  • 26 December 1932 kills 70,000 in Kansu China
  • 2 March 1933 Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
  • 10 March 1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
  • 15 January 1934 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
  • 30 May 1935 Earthquake in Quetta - Balochistan 7.7
  • 11 June 1938 Earthquake in Belgium
  • 10 November 1938 East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska 8.3
  • 24 January 1939 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
  • 25 January 1939 Chillin Chile, 10,000 killed
  • 26 December 1939 Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey
  • 27 December 1939 Earthquake in Turkey, about 50,000 die
  • 2 July 1941 Earthquake hits Palestine
  • 21 December 1946 Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
  • 5 August 1949 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito about 6000 die
  • 15 August 1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
  • 14 March 1951 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
  • 22 October 1951 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • 21 July 1952 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County Calif, 14 killed
  • 4 November 1952 +flood strike Kamshatka-South America 9.0
  • 18 March 1953 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
  • 12 August 1953 Heavy earthquake strikes Isotope islands, 435 killed
  • 25 November 1953 Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan
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