LIST OF EARTHQUAKES 4

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 1988 and 2007

List of earthquakes Part 4: 1988 to 2007

  • 20 August 1988 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
  • 8 November 1988 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • 10 November 1988 China 938 victims
  • 7 December 1988 6.9 Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
  • 7 December 1988 Armenian SSR, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
  • 7 December 1988 Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
  • 17 October 1989 San Francisco (6.9), kills 67
  • 28 December 1989 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
  • 26 April 1990 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
  • 29 May 1990 An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56
  • 30 May 1990 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
  • 30 May 1990 Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
  • 20 June 1990 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
  • 21 June 1990 7.7 Iran about 50,000 die
  • 16 July 1990 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • 29 October 1990 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
  • 13 December 1990 Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
  • 1 February 1991 Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • 22 April 1991 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95
  • 29 April 1991 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
  • 29 June 1991 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
  • 20 October 1991 6.1-7.1 Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • 13 March 1992 570 die in a Turkish earthquake
  • 12 April 1992 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • 13 April 1992 5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands
  • 22 April 1992 6.0 earthquake in California
  • 28 June 1992 2 earthquakes, 7.4 rock California
  • 29 June 1992 2 earthquakes 7.4 hits Southern California
  • 1 July 1992 6.6 Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • 2 September 1992 Nicaragua + floodings 118 die
  • 12 October 1992 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 5O10 die)
  • 18 October 1992 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • 12 December 1992 6.8-7.5 Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
  • 15 January 1993 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • 12 July 1993 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
  • 30 September 1993 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
  • 17 January 1994 6.6 Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
  • 22 January 1994 5.5 earthquake strikes Sumatra
  • 16 February 1994 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
  • 3 June 1994 5.9 earthquake/floods SE Java (150+ killed)
  • 6 June 1994 6.0 +avalanche Toez Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • 8 June 1994 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
  • 9 June 1994 5.6 earthquake strikes South-Mexico
  • 18 August 1994 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • 4 October 1994 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • 15 November 1994 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
  • 12 January 1995 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
  • 17 January 1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • 8 February 1995 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • 13 May 1995 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • 28 May 1995 Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 15 July 1996 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
  • 28 February 1997 Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
  • 25 January 1999 Earthquake in Armenia - Columbia 6.2
  • 17 August 1999 Earthquake in Izmit - Turkey 7.4 - 17.000 victims
  • 21 September 1999 Earthquake in Chi-Chi 7.3
  • 16 October 1999 Earthquake in Herctor Mine - California 7.1
  • 12 November 1999 Earthquake in Duzce 7.2 - 17.000 victims
  • 25 November 2000 Earthquake in Baku 7.0
  • 13 January 2001 Earthquake in El Salvador - 6.6 - 800 victims
  • 26 January 2001 Earthquake in Gujarat (India) 6.9 - 30.000 victims
  • 13 February 2001 Earthquake in El Salvador - 6.6 - 400 victims
  • 28 February 2001 Earthquake in Nisqually 6.8
  • 23 September 2002 Earthquake in Dudley (UK) 5.0 - no fatalities
  • 26 December 2003 Earthquake in Bam 6.6 - 80.000 victims
  • 28 September 2004 Earthquake in Parkfield California 6.0
  • 23 October 2004 Earthquake in Chuetsu 6.9
  • 26 December 2004 Sumatra 9.0 - 186,983 dead + 42,883 missing
  • 20 March 2005 Earthquake in Fukuoka 7.0
  • 28 March 2005 Earthquake in Sumatra 6.0 - 1300 victims
  • 8 October 2005 Earthquake in Kashmir 7.6
  • 5 December 2005 Earthquake in Lake Tanganyika 6.5
  • 27 May 2006 Earthquake in Java 6.3
  • 17 July 2006 Earthquake in Java 7.7 - 668 dead
  • 23 July 2006 Earthquake in Sulawesi 6.1
  • 10 September 2006 Earthquake in Gulf of Mexico 6.0
  • 15 October 2006 Earthquake in Hawaii 6.7
  • 15 November 2006 Earthquake in Kuril Island 7.9
  • 26 December 2006 Earthquake in Hengchun 6.7
  • 13 January 2007 Earthquake in the Kuril Islands 8.3 Mw
  • 12 February 2007 Earthquake in the Iberian Peninsula 6.1 Mw
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