• Parkfield, California, United States

    Parkfield, California, United States
    March 3, 1901The Parkfield Experiment is a comprehensive, long-term earthquake research project on the San Andreas fault. Led by the USGS and the State of California, the experiment's purpose is to better understand the physics of earthquakes - what actually happens on the fault and in the surrounding region before, during and after an earthquake. Ultimately, scientists hope to better understand the earthquake process and, if possible, to provide a scientific basis for earthquake prediction. Sin
  • Quetzaltenango, Guatemalasee 1902 Guatemala earthquake

    Quetzaltenango, Guatemalasee 1902 Guatemala earthquake
    The 1902 Guatemala earthquake struck on April 18, 1902 at 20:23:50 hrs. It had an estimated magnitude of 7.5 Mw and an epicenter depth of approximately 25 km.[1][2] The quake had a duration of 1 to 2 minutes and had many foreshocks and aftershocks. The area around Quetzaltenango and Sololá was particularly hard hit. Approximately 800 to 900 were killed, and nearly all churches in western Guatemala and eastern Chiapas were heavily damaged or destroyed.[2]
  • Warooka, South Australia, Australia

    Warooka, South Australia, Australia
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    Warooka Situated 228 kilometres west of Adelaide, Warooka is a small town known as the gateway to the bottom end of the Yorke Peninsula. The name 'Warooka' comes from the Aboriginal word 'wiruka', meaning 'muddy waterhole'. Warooka is a major service centre for the surrounding area. It offers an excellent central location to explore the bottom end of the Yorke Peninsula. It also has a white, sandy and very attractive sheltered beach, perfect for swimming and w
  • Andijan, Uzbekistan

    Andijan, Uzbekistan
    The Andijan massacre occurred when Uzbek Interior Ministry and National Security Service (SNB) troops fired into a crowd of protesters in Andijan, Uzbekistan on 13 May 2005.[1][2][3] Estimates of those killed on 13 May range from between 187, the official count of the government, with most outside reports estimating several hundred dead.[1][4][5] A defector from the SNB alleged that 1,500 were killed.[6] The bodies of many of those who died were allegedly hidden in mass graves following the mass
  • Malazgirt, Muş, Turkey

    Malazgirt, Muş, Turkey
    Modern research places Malazgirt's founding to sometime during the reign of the Urartian king Menua (810 – 785 B.C.).[1] The suffix -girt, found in many toponyms in Eastern Anatolia, comes from the Armenian -kert which means, "built by". A popular Armenian folk tradition, tied to the writings of Armenia's early medieval historian Movses Khorenatsi, holds that Manzikert was founded by Manaz, one of the two brothers of Hayk, the legendary and eponymous patriarch and progenitor of the Armenians. [2
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

    Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
    Fairbanks ( /ˈfɛərbæŋks/) is a home rule city in and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.[2]
    Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska, and second largest in the state behind Anchorage. It is the principal city of the Fairbanks, Alaska, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough and is the northernmost Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States.
    According to an estimate of 201
  • Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, Indiasee 1905 Kangra earthquake

    Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, Indiasee 1905 Kangra earthquake
    1905 Kangra earthquake was a major earthquake that occurred in the Kangra Valley and the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh in India on 4 April 1905. The earthquake measured 7.8 on the surface wave magnitude scale and killed more than 20,000 people. Apart from this most buildings in towns of Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala were destroyed.[3][4][5]
  • what is now Tsetserleg sum, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia

    what is now Tsetserleg sum, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia
    Tsetserleg (Mongolian: Цэцэрлэг, lit. "garden") is a sum of Khövsgöl aimag. The area is 7,480 km², of which 6,040 km² are pasture and 1,340 km² are forest. 15 km² are farmland. In 2000, Tsetserleg had a population of 5,876 people, mainly Khotgoid. The sum center, officially named Khalban (Mongolian: Халбан), is located 209 km west of Mörön and 880 km from Ulaanbaatar.A Tsetserleg sum was formed from parts of the Khantaishir uulyn aimag's Delgerkhaan uulyn khoshuu in 1930. In 1931, some bags were
  • chile

    Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States
  • Prince William Sound, Alaska

    Prince William Sound, Alaska
    This great earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 128 lives (tsunami 113, earthquake 15), and caused about $311 million in property loss. Earthquake effects were heavy in many towns, including Anchorage, Chitina, Glennallen, Homer, Hope, Kasilof, Kenai, Kodiak, Moose Pass, Portage, Seldovia, Seward, Sterling, Valdez, Wasilla, and Whittier.
  • Rat Islands, Alaska, United Statessee 1965 Rat Islands earthquake

    Rat Islands, Alaska, United Statessee 1965 Rat Islands earthquake
    Rat Islands, Alaska
    1965 02 04, 05:01 and 08:40 UTC (local Feb 3)
    Magnitude 8.7On Adak Island, cracks occurred in prefabricated wood buildings; on Shemya Island, cracks were observed in an asphalt runway. Hairline cracks also formed in the runways at the U.S. Coast Guard Loran Station on Attu Island. This earthquake generated a tsunami reported to be about 10.7 meters high on Shemya Island. Loss caused by flooding on Amchitka Island was estimated at about $10,000. An aftershock at 07:40 UTC
  • Imperial Valley, California, United Statessee 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake

    Imperial Valley, California, United Statessee 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake
    The 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake occurred at 16:16 Pacific Standard Time (23:16 UTC) on October 15 and impacted the Imperial Valley in southeastern Southern California with the epicenter just south of the international border of the United States and Mexico. It had a magnitude of 6.4 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum perceived intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale.[2] With a relatively shallow hypocenter, it caused property damage estimated at $30 million, and ba
  • Irpinia, Southern Italysee 1980 Irpinia earthquake

    Irpinia, Southern Italysee 1980 Irpinia earthquake
    The 1980 Irpinia earthquake took place in the Irpinia region in Southern Italy on Sunday, November 23, 1980. Measuring 6.89[1] on the Richter Scale, the quake, centered on the village of Conza, killed 2,914 people, injured more than 10,000 and left 300,000 homeless. It is known in Italy as Terremoto dell'Irpinia (Irpinian earthquake).The quake struck at 18:34 UTC.[1][2] The first jolt was followed by 90 aftershocks. Towns in the province of Avellino were hit the hardest. In Sant'Angelo dei Lomba
  • Irian Jaya, Indonesiasee 1981 Irian Jaya earthquake

    Irian Jaya, Indonesiasee 1981 Irian Jaya earthquake
    On January 19, 1981, eastern Indonesia was struck by an earthquake known as the 1981 Irian Jaya earthquake. Registering a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale, it killed more than 300 people, damaging structures and buildings across the Irian Jaya province.
    Indonesia is highly active in terms of seismicity and volcanic eruptions, with a subduction zone and many faults. It is neighbored by several tectonic plates. Such earthquakes pose a significant threat to life in the area through earthquake
  • Sichuan, Chinasee 1981 Dawu earthquake

    Sichuan, Chinasee 1981 Dawu earthquake
    On 24 January 1981 at 5:13 a.m. China Standard Time (23 January 1981 at 21:13 UTC),[1] Sichuan, China, was struck by a large earthquake known as the 1981 Dawu earthquake. Registering a Richter scale magnitude of 6.8, the earthquake killed about 150 and injured roughly 300 more. It caused much damage within a close range to its epicenter.China has an extensive history of catastrophic earthquakes that ranges back to 1290. The first verified earthquake took place in Chih-li, killing roughly 100,000
  • Northern Sumatra, Indonesiasee 1984 Northern Sumatra earthquake

    Northern Sumatra, Indonesiasee 1984 Northern Sumatra earthquake
    The 1984 Northern Sumatra earthquake occurred on November 17, 1984 at 06:49 UTC. The epicenter was located off the coast of Sumatra, near the island of Nias. It was an Mw 7.2 earthquake. Building damage was reported in Nias island. This earthquake could be strongly felt in parts of Northern Sumatra, including Padang and Medan. The focal mechanism corresponded to reverse faulting.[The island of Sumatra lies on the convergent plate boundary between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
  • Honeydew, California, United States

    Honeydew, California, United States
    Honeydew (formerly, Honey Dew)[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 17 miles (27 km) south of Scotia,[2] at an elevation of 322 feet (98 m).[1]
    Honeydew is home to less than 1,000 residents. Honeydew is located 15 miles (24 km) from the Pacific Ocean in an area that is known as "The Lost Coast". The Lost Coast is a section of the California North Coast in Humboldt County, which includes the King Range. The steepness and related geotechnical challeng
  • Erzincan, Turkeysee North Anatolian Fault

    Erzincan, Turkeysee North Anatolian Fault
    The North Anatolian Fault (NAF) (Turkish: Kuzey Anadolu Fay Hattı) is a major active right lateral-moving strike-slip fault in northern Anatolia which runs along the transform boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Anatolian Plate. The fault extends westward from a junction with the East Anatolian Fault at the Karliova Triple Junction in eastern Turkey, across northern Turkey and into the Aegean Sea. It runs about 20 km south of Istanbul
  • Tibetsee 1997 Manyi earthquake

    Tibetsee 1997 Manyi earthquake
    The 1997 Manyi earthquake (玛尼地震) occurred on November 8, 1997 at 10:02 UTC.[2] The epicenter was in Nagqu Prefecture (那曲地區) in northern Tibet. The focal mechanism indicates a lift-lateral strike-slip movement. This earthquake had a surface rupture of 170 km long with up to 7 m of left-lateral slip along the Manyi fault, a westward continuation of the Kunlun fault, offset about 100 km to the south.[3] Normally, the continental crust is about 35 km thick, but it reaches 70 km thick under the Tibet
  • Near Baotou, Chinasee 1996 Baotou earthquake

    Near Baotou, Chinasee 1996 Baotou earthquake
    The 1996 Baotou earthquake (1996年包头地震) occurred on May 3, 1996 at 11:32 local time (03:32 UTC). The epicenter was located near Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. It had a magnitude of Ms 6.4. The earthquake caused 26 people dead, 453 injured, and 196633 homeless.
    The earthquake was located close to the western suburbs of Baotou, and it was considered a typical urban earthquake. A landslide in Hademen Gold Mine (哈德门金矿) caused 6 deaths. There was damage to electricity infrastructure.[1] Liquefaction