Latest earthquakes in the world

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The list below shows the last 100 earthquakes in the world as reported by the most  important seismological agencies.
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 07 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 06 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • NICE - petites secousses senties dans le bureau au 4ème étage
  • Moreno Valley - My whole apartment shook and as a result woke me up from my sleep. No property damage.
  • GEONET Wanaka May 06 14:10 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma May 06 14:10 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 06 14:10 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. May 06 14:01 3.2 14 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Concord, California May 06 14:01 3.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea May 06 13:14 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 06 12:48 4.5 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea May 06 12:39 4.4 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. May 06 12:39 4.4 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 12:24 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Tolaga Bay May 06 12:18 2.9 36 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Matawai May 06 12:13 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island May 06 12:10 3.4 194 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Fiji Islands May 06 12:08 5.0 641 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Of The Fiji Islands May 06 12:08 5.0 613 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kermadec Islands Region May 06 12:07 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kermadec Islands Region May 06 12:07 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 12:04 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 12:02 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 06 11:48 2.6 85 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 06 11:33 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma May 06 11:33 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taumarunui May 06 11:29 3.2 260 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 06 11:06 3.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma May 06 11:06 3.3 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Albania May 06 10:28 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Harper, Kansas May 06 10:05 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kansas May 06 10:05 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hihifo, Tonga May 06 09:33 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tonga May 06 09:33 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 06 09:29 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Cherokee, Oklahoma May 06 09:29 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 09:29 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Jacinto, California May 06 09:19 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 06 09:19 3.0 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kansas May 06 09:12 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas May 06 09:12 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Harper, Kansas May 06 09:12 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Rotorua May 06 08:51 2.6 207 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 08:28 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California May 06 07:39 3.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Jacinto, California May 06 07:39 3.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jacinto - First, an audible boom/rumble could be heard before mild shaking.
  • moreno valley - very hard shake couple seconds
  • Riverside - I just heard a rumbling and barely felt the earthquake.
  • Riverside - None. Definitely felt it for a 5 second duration. 3 seconds building into it, and then it shrugged with strength
  • Corona - Was just woken from deep sleep. Seemed like a loud bang against house.
  • Romoland - Hard shake rumbling right before 3 to 5 seconds longbuild jerking feeling
  • Colton - Woke me up with light shaking of my bed.
  • Riverside, CA - shaking along with a wave
  • Menifee - watching tv, then rumbling, shaking, and bed rocking. Whole house was shaking.
  • Murrieta Ca. - I live by the 215, thought it was a transport plane to March Air Force but at night and too late. Pictures moved and the chair I am sitting in really felt it.
  • Menifee - Just as I was getting ready for bed.I heard the ground shaking from a distance. Then everything in the house was shaking.
  • perris, California - A big bumm noice first like a jet passing bye . I was like 3 or 4 seconds
  • Riverside ca - No damage
  • Riverside ca - Windows were shaking
  • murrieta - No damage
  • Riverside - Rumble that shook the bed and upset the dogs.
  • Colton - Bed started lightly shaking. Lasted about 5 seconds.
  • perris, ca - Shaking woke me up
  • Moreno Valley, California - No damage, just a slight shake followed by a quick jolt that made the house creak. Felt like a low to mid-4 earthquake, USGS website has it at 3.9 mag.
  • eastvale - Rumbling noise
  • Moreno Valley - It was mildly scary because It almost sounded like there was a stampede on the roof for 2 seconds!
  • Menifee - Was going thru Facebook then I felt the shaking and heared the sound of the earthquake wasn't sure if it was an earthquake kept searching for news about it to confirm to make sure I wasn't crazy and it just wasn't someone opening there closet or something
  • Riverside - Felt like a truck ran into house, strong jolt boom for 3 seconds then very short wave immediately following the boom.
  • Menifee - Woke me up
  • Sun City - Dogs started acting crazy then I hear a roaring and then boom followed by a louder boom with a light shake
  • Lake elsinore - Around 12:45 am. Heard a rumble followed by some shaking
  • menifee - Loud boom
  • Menifee - Heard low rumbling, building up to very loud noise and shaking the whole house. Lasted 15 seconds. No damage
  • wildomar - Whole house shook, it's a real wake up call.
  • San Jacinto - Heard rumbling for 3 seconds and then felt a 5 second shake. Was awoken from sleep and usually never wake up for earthquakes! Creeped me out.
  • Yucaipa, CA - No damage. Rattling of dishes
  • Yorba Linda - A boom and mild shaking
  • lake elsinore - Strong and suden shake, no apparent damage 3 to 5 seconds.
  • corona ca - Long, light shaking
  • Calimesa CA - Rolling sensation, approx 1:10 am, 5/6/15
  • canyon lake, ca - The noise woke me up as the windows were rattling very loud.
  • Riverside - Never experienced an earthquake before. Was laying in bed watching tv and there was a few seconds of very very noticeable shaking including my bed which really freaked me out. Imagine it wasn't that bad but again I have never experienced one before.
  • Riverside, ca - doors rattling, bed shaking, window shaking
  • Hemet - I was falling asleep and it woke me up. I thought someone was walking around loudly about a second before they shaking started, shook the whole house. Stopped before I ran out of the room to check on my dog.
  • Norco - I heard some rumbling about 4 seconds or so before i felt anything. As the rumbling got louder you could feel a small shake for about 3 seconds then a quick jolt that made the house sound like it snapped.
  • Lake Elsinore - No property damage. Unaware of any damage.
  • corona ca - House shuddered and popped and cracked. Swayed about 15 secs.
  • Hemet - Slept right through it.
  • USGS Sutton-alpine, Alaska May 06 07:12 2.9 37 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 06 07:06 5.2 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 07:06 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 07:06 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea May 06 06:05 4.7 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 06:05 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region May 06 05:42 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands May 06 05:42 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Ionian Sea May 06 05:27 2.8 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 06 05:18 3.9 230 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region May 06 05:14 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Aegean Sea May 06 04:27 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 06 04:17 3.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Araroa May 06 04:04 3.2 258 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 06 03:49 4.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 06 03:49 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 06 03:37 3.0 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 03:36 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Redoubt Volcano, Alaska May 06 03:27 3.2 99 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 06 03:17 5.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 03:17 5.4 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 03:17 5.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 02:21 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anchorage, Alaska May 06 02:09 3.0 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 06 02:04 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 06 01:52 4.6 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 01:52 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 06 01:39 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 01:35 5.0 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kandrian, Papua New Guinea May 06 01:35 5.0 44 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 06 01:35 5.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii May 06 01:09 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii May 06 01:09 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 06 01:03 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 05 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Serang Gumba, Nepal - I was with over 100 people at the monastery, we all felt the very strong shaking and exited the buildings to a nearby clearing, staying outside where there was nothing to fall on them.For over 24 hours we stayed mainly outside, some of the walls made of rocks collapsed, but none of the wooden buildings were damaged. We felt dozens of aftershocks, especially the one 25 hours later, over the next 5 days. ER: Thank you!
  • brisbane, Australia - felt very little vibration and with mild noise
  • Lake Elsinore, California - About 2:27pm on 5/5/15, I was standing at my desk and work at a school in a modular type building. I felt a rolling feeling, felt dizzy realized I was actually moving, a rolling type quake, I said were having an earthquake and my co worker across from me that was standing said, Oh my gosh I feel it, like the end. Rolling type a few roles and then ended like a snap. Unless it was a huge truck going by on a residential street. I usually dont feel them, since we have so many small ones in area.
  • USGS Sarangani, Philippines May 05 23:45 4.4 239 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia May 05 23:45 4.4 237 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 05 23:42 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran May 05 23:35 3.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET White Island May 05 23:34 3.3 283 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 05 22:43 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg May 05 22:37 2.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island May 05 22:37 2.8 263 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Challis, Idaho May 05 22:27 2.9 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Idaho May 05 22:27 2.9 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 05 22:08 4.5 248 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mooreland, Oklahoma May 05 22:03 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 05 22:03 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Kazakhstan May 05 21:51 3.5 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 05 21:47 3.3 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 05 21:28 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran May 05 21:28 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kashmar, Iran May 05 21:28 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taron, Papua New Guinea May 05 21:19 4.8 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. May 05 21:19 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Malay Peninsula, Thailand May 05 21:18 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ban Phlu Nai (1), Thailand May 05 21:18 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    TSC Ko Yao Yai, Thailand May 05 21:18 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Phuket, Thailand - 4:18am. Single occurrence of moderate shaking for several seconds. No damage.
  • Si Sunton / Phuket, Thailand - Woke me up around 4:20 am local (21:20 UTC ?). Light shaking during several seconds (20?). Heard cracks in house but no aparent damage
  • Phuket, Thailand - about 4:20 am
  • Phuket, Thailand - Several seconds of rumbling around 4:20am, no damage seen.
  • Kathu, Thailand - Sounded like a heavy helicopter went over, people woke up in the building to see what was going on.
  • Phuket, Thailand - At the JW Marriott and felt the whole room move!
  • Kao yao yai, Thailand - Ressenti vers 4h20 du matin. Réveillés, quelques objets sont tombés mais absence de dommages
  • Koh Yao yai - House was checked during several seconds but no damage
  • Patong - No damage, just shake 2 seconds. First I thought it was a big truck
  • Rawai, Phuket - Woke my girlfriend up, lasted at least 4 seconds
  • Phuket - Slight shaking as if a freight train was passing . No falling objects . Woke me up .
  • Krabi - Shook the house - good wake up call
  • cape panwa - At the 2nd flr of the hotel and Woke up to a loud rumbling sound.
  • Kata Beach, Phuket - Felt a shuttering that lasted about 5 seconds. Dogs in the area all started barking
  • Muang, Phuket - I woke up suddenly, it felt like a big oevrloaded truck moving near the house and it was slight rumble
  • Phuket - Around 04:20 we noted unusual vibration combined with rumbling noise for a couple of seconds. House and windows were vibrating. FirstI thought about a huge distant explosion but learned that it was an earthquake
  • AoNang - House large crack in foundation, pictures swayed.
  • phuket - Woke up randomly to a rumble and felt the bed shaking. Then i could feel it get weaker as it moved like a wave.
  • Ao Nang - The shake lasted for 1-2 seconds. Just barely to wake me up.
  • Thai Muang - Ressenti vers 4h20 du matin, durant plusieurs secondes. Aucun dommage.
  • krabi - My friend and I were both woken up to the house shaking. We both live in japan so we are used to earthquakes but this one felt pretty strong. But nothing fell or broken that I'm aware of.
  • Klong nin - I'm thought it was crazy thunder but now read the report of earthquake so not sure?
  • Karon - I felt a shake and woke up, then there was nothing, i thought it was just my wife that maybe moved next to me.
  • Phi phi - Woke up to hotel shaking
  • Krabi - Enough to wake me up but not my husband. Thought it might have been him kicking in his sleep.
  • Bangtao Beach, Phuket - I was woken by shaking (I now know at about 4.20) and a rumbling noise. I immediately thought it an earthquake, but quickly dismissed it as thunder and my husband moving next to me. No apparent damage to the house.
  • Koh Yao Noi - No damage. Just got woken up at 4.20am with light and brief shaking of the house.
  • Rawai - It wobbled for two seconds
  • Phuket - Felt it quite strongly, the whole room was shaking for about 4 seconds, loud rumbling sound, started at about 4.18 am, no damage.
  • Chalong - Woke me up at 4:20ish. Third Earthquake in a couple of months, slept through the last one and didn't even notice the first - this was clearly significantly stronger. Watched water displacement in plunge pool on waking.
  • Phuket - Woke me up and moved things around the house a little.
  • Kata beach - Staying in hotel, initial movement and noise was sudden with bed shaking a few millimetres side to side for about 5 seconds but moderate, vibration in bed seemed to go on for several minutes. On 4 th floor on a hill
  • EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 21:13 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 21:13 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 05 21:13 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mid-indian Ridge May 05 20:53 5.3 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mid-indian Ridge May 05 20:53 5.3 22 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mid Indian Ridge May 05 20:53 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 20:39 5.0 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 20:39 5.0 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria May 05 20:34 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mid Indian Ridge May 05 20:24 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mid-indian Ridge May 05 20:24 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mid-indian Ridge May 05 20:01 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mid-indian Ridge May 05 20:01 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mid Indian Ridge May 05 20:01 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey May 05 19:37 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Tokoroa May 05 18:58 3.0 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Brenas, Puerto Rico May 05 18:22 3.0 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region May 05 18:22 3.0 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 05 18:11 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 05 18:07 2.9 74 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 17:28 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 17:28 4.5 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 17:28 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Italy May 05 17:19 3.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 05 17:12 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 16:39 4.7 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 16:39 4.7 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 05 16:29 3.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET St Arnaud May 05 16:28 2.6 62 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii May 05 16:13 2.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Morgan Hill, California May 05 15:59 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California May 05 15:59 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 05 15:53 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 05 15:11 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 05 15:09 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 05 15:07 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 05 15:07 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Northern California May 05 15:02 3.0 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ferndale, California May 05 15:02 3.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 05 14:59 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma May 05 14:59 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 05 14:48 3.2 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea May 05 14:47 2.9 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Currant, Nevada May 05 14:03 3.4 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nevada May 05 14:03 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Region Metropolitana, Chile May 05 13:34 2.7 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 05 13:31 3.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma May 05 13:30 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Carlos A. Graulau says:

      felt it in my room.lasted for about 30 secs with a PW(primary wave and a stronger SW(secondary wave). No damage in my area

    2. Jeanne C. says:

      I felt it in Powhatan Va. it felt like a wave rolled under me and there was a loud boom like thunder.

    3. Tito Stevens says:

      It would really be instructive if you could post a daily map of the world showing the places where earthquakes 5.0 on the Richter Scale and above were located and the time they were felt so we could see if there is some kind of trend developing in the tectonic plates.

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Will put your request in our ToDo list – some new enhancements will be applied the coming weeks

    4. David Brown says:

      We were falling asleep when the house began shaking.

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