LIST OF EARTHQUAKES 3

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 1954 and 1987

List of earthquakes Part 3: 1954 to 1987

  • 1 April 1954 Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
  • 9 September 1954 Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed
  • 9 June 1956 Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • 9 March 1957 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
  • 22 March 1957 Earthquake gives SF shakes
  • 24 May 1957 Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia
  • 17 August 1959 Earthquake in Quake Lake 7.5
  • 29 February 1960 Agadir, Morocco, kills 12,000 in 15 sec
  • 3 April 1960 Earthquake at Havre, Belgium
  • 24 April 1960 South Persia, 500 killed
  • 25 June 1960 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • 1 September 1962 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • 26 July 1963 Skopje, Yugoslavia, kills 1,000+
  • 27 March 1964 Alaska, 8.4 on Richter scale, 118 die
  • 28 March 1964 9.2 Prince William Sound, Alaska
  • 29 April 1965 Earthquake hits Seattle 5 die
  • 19 August 1966 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • 14 January 1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
  • 4 September 1967 6.5 earthquake of Kolya Dam India, kills 200
  • 11 December 1967 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
  • 16 May 1968 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
  • 1 September 1968 Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
  • 31 May 1970 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru 7.75 (50-70,000 die)
  • 9 February 1971 Earthquake in San Fernando 6.6
  • 10 April 1972 7.0 kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
  • 22 December 1972 6.25 Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
  • 23 December 1972 6.25 central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die
  • 28 December 1974 6.3 Pakistan: 5200 killed
  • 6 September 1975 Lice Turkey 3,000 killed
  • 28 December 1975 Pakistan, 4,000 die
  • 4 February 1976 7.5 kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
  • 17 May 1976 Earthquake in Uzbekistan: 1000's killed
  • 27 July 1976 8.2 Tangshan, kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
  • 28 July 1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2
  • 28 July 1976 8.2 & 7.4 Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
  • 17 August 1976 +tidal wave in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
  • 23 August 1976 Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
  • 8 February 1977 Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
  • 4 March 1977 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
  • 16 September 1978 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran
  • 10 October 1980 4,500 die when 2 earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
  • 23 November 1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes southern Italy
  • 9 January 1982 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada
  • 13 December 1982 Earthquake hits Northern Yemen 2,000 die
  • 31 March 1983 Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
  • 2 May 1983 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
  • 19 September 1985 12,000 die + 40,000 injured in Mexico (8.1)
  • 22 September 1985 Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed
  • 10 October 1986 7.5 San Salvador, El Salvador
  • 6 March 1987 6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100
  • 1 October 1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
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