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 Dec 20 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Dec 19 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Willamina, Oregon Dec 19 14:01 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oregon Dec 19 14:01 3.2 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 13:55 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 13:21 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Oklahoma Dec 19 13:18 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It
USGS Medford, Oklahoma Dec 19 13:18 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Dec 19 13:12 2.9 171 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Dec 19 13:05 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Dec 19 12:52 3.7 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Dec 19 12:51 4.9 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Dec 19 12:51 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gisborne, New Zealand Dec 19 12:51 5.0 43 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Dec 19 12:51 5.2 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 12:09 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Dec 19 11:49 4.4 32 MAP I Felt It
USGS Naze, Japan Dec 19 11:49 4.4 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 11:34 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 11:20 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Algeria Dec 19 11:12 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Bouinan, Algeria Dec 19 11:06 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Algeria Dec 19 11:06 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Algeria Dec 19 11:06 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Alger - sensation d'étourdissement + ressenti les vibrations a travers la chaise
  • alger - Secousse de plus de 5 secondes. Rapides.
  • alger - Une grande secousse plus quelques petits mais pas de domage
  • alger - r a s------------
  • Douéra - 3e étage. Pas de dégâts sauf la vaisselle qui a tremblé et la chaise qui a bougé.
  • El Harrach - 5eme étage ressentie deux secousse
  • Ain Taya - Secousses assez longue ressentie sur ma chaisse
  • alger - Aucun dégât, sauf un petit étourdissement
  • bab ezzouar alger - Aucun dégât, sauf une petite peur.
  • EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 11:00 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 10:54 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 10:36 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Central Italy Dec 19 10:36 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 10:33 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nikiski, Alaska Dec 19 10:05 2.8 96 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Dec 19 10:04 2.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 19 09:59 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Dec 19 09:59 4.6 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Central Italy Dec 19 09:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Panzano in Chianti - Roughly 1am this morning. One big tremor plus a few smaller ones. Too dark to see if any damage, but do not think so.
  • Firenze - no damage strong short shake building shook
  • Pistoia - Shook the crockery. No damage
  • Fontanelice - Short deep earth rumbling and general rattling through out house.
  • Firenze - Short, but violent shaking
  • Florence - Daarna nog 1, 4.1 richter
  • Figline Valdarno - Building swayed from side to side and shook. Furniture and windows rattled quite strongly.
  • EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 09:39 4.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska Dec 19 09:25 2.7 92 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Atacama, Chile Dec 19 09:24 3.5 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Luwuk, Indonesia Dec 19 09:14 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sulawesi, Indonesia Dec 19 09:14 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 09:08 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Tarapaca, Chile Dec 19 08:53 2.6 38 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 08:39 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 08:28 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Dec 19 08:12 4.0 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Greece-albania Border Region Dec 19 07:26 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Dec 19 07:26 3.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Dec 19 06:37 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Arecibo, Puerto Rico Dec 19 06:37 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Valparaiso, Chile Dec 19 05:56 2.8 23 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nemuro, Japan Dec 19 04:47 5.5 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Dec 19 04:47 5.3 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Dec 19 04:47 5.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Kaha Dec 19 04:13 2.9 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Germany Dec 19 04:12 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Germany Dec 19 04:12 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET White Island Dec 19 04:10 3.2 336 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Dec 19 03:34 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Iran Dec 19 03:23 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California Dec 19 02:40 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Northern California Dec 19 02:40 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Dec 19 02:36 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mohean, India Dec 19 02:36 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicobar Islands, India Region Dec 19 02:36 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pacific-antarctic Ridge Dec 19 02:22 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Pacific-antarctic Ridge Dec 19 02:22 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Milford Sound Dec 19 02:16 2.8 90 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Tarapaca, Chile Dec 19 02:03 3.2 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Dec 19 01:48 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Shush, Iran Dec 19 01:48 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Dec 19 01:48 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Northern California Dec 19 01:42 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of N. California Dec 19 01:42 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taupo Dec 19 01:27 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hamilton City, California Dec 19 00:14 2.8 25 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California Dec 19 00:13 2.8 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy Dec 19 00:09 3.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Dec 18 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Pompano Beach, USA - At approximately 2:00 a.m. I started to feel tremors and I live in a 2 story apt complex. I found it odd since I had never experienced one. I felt as if my apt was moving sideways including the floor. I do know that there was a small sink hole in my parking lot but I had never experienced this movement before. Hope other people reported it if they were not sleeping!
  • Antigua, Guatemala - 9:04 AM. Registered on Fuego's Seismo, but not showing anywhere else. It was a window rattler.
  • GEONET Mokau Dec 18 23:29 2.9 268 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma Dec 18 23:06 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma Dec 18 23:06 3.7 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Dec 18 22:44 4.6 102 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Dec 18 22:44 4.6 93 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Dec 18 22:44 4.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Dec 18 22:36 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Dec 18 22:36 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Port-olry, Vanuatu Dec 18 22:36 5.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mazatan, Mexico Dec 18 22:12 4.8 83 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Dec 18 22:12 4.8 79 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Dec 18 22:12 4.8 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS New Allakaket, Alaska Dec 18 22:05 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Dec 18 21:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Dec 18 21:58 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tamrida, Yemen Dec 18 21:58 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tauranga Dec 18 21:31 2.7 245 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whanganui Dec 18 21:17 2.6 73 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Rotorua Dec 18 21:02 2.6 156 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mohean, India Dec 18 20:31 4.3 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Dec 18 20:31 4.3 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region Dec 18 20:10 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region Dec 18 20:10 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Visokoi Island, Dec 18 20:10 5.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Dec 18 19:57 2.9 104 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calama, Chile Dec 18 18:58 4.6 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Dec 18 18:58 4.6 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Seddon Dec 18 18:57 3.2 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Araroa Dec 18 18:56 3.4 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Dec 18 18:55 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS South Of The Kermadec Islands Dec 18 18:55 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Gisborne Dec 18 18:22 2.6 59 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 18 17:41 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Coquimbo, Chile Dec 18 16:54 3.1 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Antofagasta, Chile Dec 18 16:44 2.8 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Dec 18 16:14 3.3 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Te Aroha Dec 18 15:43 2.7 227 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nepal Dec 18 15:32 5.0 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal Dec 18 15:32 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Chobhar - I was watching a movie. The quake shook the sofa. We rushed out. We are back in now. Don't know if we should have stayed out for longer than that.
  • Kathmandu - No damage. Just a light tremor felt on the bed.
  • kathmandu - Felt it
  • Kathmandu - it was a moderate shake
  • bhaktapur - jst been afraid of it
  • kathmandu - Felt the shake very clear and subtle.lasted for nearly five sec and then dissapeared. Hope no one is hurt.
  • tinthana - Experienced IT
  • Biratnagar - Watching TV felt shaking Even heard noise of glass window shivering
  • pokhara - No damage
  • nepal - No any damage caused by the earthquake on our locality
  • kathmandu - no damage to anybody... but felt it moderately... hope we can sleep well tonight
  • Kathmandu - Felt slight shaking and heard some noises
  • birtamode - just a mild shake...the trembling fan looked terrifying though
  • kathmandu - strong
  • kathmandu-sunakothi - Shaking felt while sitting on the sofa! Only about 10 seconds
  • kirtipur - i felt for few second . not so more
  • Birätnagar - Haha fun shaky of surfacë...felt it hard but was moderate earthqäke..it may be of 5 rector...
  • Biratnagar - Was bg in candy crush... danger...........
  • Kathmandu - It was horrible feeling as always whenever there is earthquake, though it was not big.
  • kathmandu - No damage
  • lalitpur - when i was using fb and i think its better to sleep. when i was about to shutdown my computer i felt my legs shaking.
  • banepa - i was reading::suddnly shaked ,,,,i was confused for some seconds
  • Dharan - everybody in the hostel felt shaking but not me.should we worry if it is gonna return.
  • Kathmandu - no damage, light shaking but enough to definitely be noticeable.
  • Kathmandu - No damage done. It lasted for a moment only. Hope nothing serious happens later tonight.
  • Kathmandu - This is my second experience with the slightly shaking Earthquake. By God's grace no structural damage have been occurred in my house or should i say in my locality.
  • Biratnagar-11, Madhumara - I was hangin on facebook, and i felt i m shakin, it was 2 to 3 second, no any damage. It was amazin experience. :)
  • Urlabari - Felt for 4 sec and Worry If It will Re-occure. No Damage at all.
  • Lamjung - no damage, I was reading, almost all tables, racks start shaking.
  • Kathmandu - Bed shaking, dog barking and wardrobe doors opening
  • bhaktapur - feels for 4/5 seconds
  • Kathmandu - Very short duration. Slight shaking felt.
  • Kathmandu - I was sleeping, I thought my mom was shaking me to wake me up turned out to be an earthquake
  • Nakhipot, Lalitpur, Ward no. 14, Bagmati - Still my leg is shaking. I am at the second floor. When I went down the first floor my dad sounded he did not feel, he was asking who is opening the main gate. I asked the ground floor boys were about to go in a open space after they felt shake. It is really horrible experience. It was for about 7 - 10 seconds. I know the more horrible than this. I was waiting for that though it was not shaking so high it was shaking moderately slow but about 10 seconds.
  • Kaskoi, Rupakot - I feel it while sleeping on bed, just very small shake for max 2 seconds
  • Panautu - I didn't feel the shaking. My be my place is earthquake proof place.
  • Kathmandu - noticeable shake!!
  • Chitwan - I was about to sleep and felt a little...
  • madhubani - everyone came outside
  • itahari - i was in office of my at tv i thought that today is last day of mine still my heart is beating fastly..... really scary 1
  • kathmandu - i was watching tv suddenly my chair shake..
  • bhaktapur - Talking in mbl with Atlantic international university for online PhD course then suddenly cut the network!!!!!!!
  • kathmandu - The earthquake was weak.
  • ITAHARI - Shaked strong
  • Lalitpur - No experience till now
  • Biratnagar - I felt two quake in quick succession. The first shake was weaker than the second one. I saw ceiling fan shaking.
  • morang - omg...I felt earthquake and I told my mum and she told she does feel the same..and my saufa was shaking after that ...and at last is shaked strongly.
  • Bhakatapur - It was quite shaky at my place no any damage, as per Khumbu area people are not acess through internet, it's rural area and people are not even educate but telecommunications are strong though
  • dharan - the floor shook
  • Debouche - Trekkers staying in debouche, building shook. No aftershocks
  • Kathmandu - No damage.
  • Lalitpur - Felt my armachir shaking for a few seconds.
  • Kathmandu - We live in Lazimpath near the Danish Embassy. The house shook and windows shuddered, I noticed my husband didn't, no damage.
  • Kathmandu - was in first floor watching the TV but hardly felt the tremor
  • Jiri - Building shook for few minutes. No aftershocks. No damage in village.
  • Kathmandu - THe chair I was sitting on started to wobble a bit and my dog woke up and looked around like something was going on.
  • GEOFON Nepal Dec 18 15:32 5.0 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chitwan, Narayangarh - Chitwan, Nepal We feel but no measurment
  • Kathmandu - Slight shaking.
  • kathmandu - bed started shaking
  • Kathmandu - I just experienced an earthquake here in Nepal just 4 minutes earlier.
  • kathmandu - felt some shaking some minutes ago...
  • Kathmandu - DAmnnn first time ever in my life i felt earthquake!!
  • kathmandu - the shake was almost for 5-6 seconds
  • Patna - neary 5 secs of shaking
  • Kathmandu - No damage. Weak shaking but was felt for a very long time.
  • kathmandu - no damage but it was moderate shaking for 4-5 seconds i guess
  • Duhabi - Tensed
  • lalitpur - Minor shaking only
  • thimphu, Bhutan - felt our bed shake and the windows rattle
  • Nepal - Damn that was my first experience
  • Kathmandu - felt moderate shaking
  • Kathmandu - windows panes were shaking and i could feel the ground shaking too.
  • Kathmandu - No damage, but felt moving windows n bed.
  • kathmandu - i felt shake while the earthquake had come about 9:30
  • Sundarbazz-4, Lamjung - nice experience.
  • Hatttiban, Lalitpur. Bagmati, Nepal. - No lose at all. Just moderate shaking. I am watching TV and my sopha set started shaking for few second.
  • Kathmandu - a slight lift with horizontal shaking for few secs
  • kathmandu - Shaked for a few seconds... Where's the epicenter?
  • kathmandu - i think,the duration of this quake was just 5-8 sec
  • kathmandu - felt shaking for about 5sec
  • Kathmandu - It was very weak. It was about 4-5 seconds long.
  • Kathmandu - I felt strongr shaking just about 15 minutes ago
  • Chitwan - Minor shake at 9:15 pm Nepali time
  • Kathmandu - My lamp on my desk just started dancing with the bed on which I was sleeping
  • Kathmandu - Oh my dog was barking out loud!!! after the shake finished, she is quiet now
  • Biratnagar - felt the sofa and chairs shaking
  • kathmandu - whole chair was shaking along with window
  • pkr - no harms at all really had good experience of earthquake for 2 nd time
  • Kathmandu - Felt for 4-5 secs...
  • kathmandu - i felt window nd bed shaking for about 30 secs...
  • kathmandu - Bed moved
  • damak - Felt the tremor for 4 to 5 secs
  • Kathmandu - Barely noticeable, very faint.
  • Gothatar - It was just a moderate shaking about 5 sec.i was in my bed thinking that my muscles are shaking very badly but oops it was earthquake
  • kathmandu - i slightly felt the quake and was confused about it
  • Kathmandu - I felt shaking of my bed just for few second only.
  • Kathmandu - Windows shaking and bed moving...
  • Sauraha - 5 to 10 second , no damage
  • kathmandu - No damage just felt a mildshake on bed while reading
  • Kathmandu - brief and light shaking
  • Boudhanat, kathmandu - Just as i turned off the lights and tucked into bed. Lasted for many seconds: bed shook and it felt like and episode of the exorcist.
  • EMSC Eastern Uzbekistan Dec 18 15:28 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 18 15:16 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yamada, Japan Dec 18 15:16 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Dec 18 15:12 2.8 47 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Isabela, Puerto Rico Dec 18 15:12 2.8 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Dec 18 15:03 4.2 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Dec 18 15:03 4.2 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Antigua - A window rattler.
  • USGS Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Dec 18 14:52 3.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Petropavlovsk-kamchatskiy, Russia Dec 18 14:29 4.4 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Kamchatka Dec 18 14:29 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nikiski, Alaska Dec 18 14:21 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Karamea Dec 18 14:13 2.8 240 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Mount Cook Dec 18 14:05 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Samoa Islands Region Dec 18 13:52 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Samoa Islands Region Dec 18 13:52 4.8 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hihifo, Tonga Dec 18 13:52 4.8 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Gisborne Dec 18 13:45 2.9 18 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hatillo, Puerto Rico Dec 18 12:59 3.1 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Dec 18 12:59 3.1 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Ramon, California Dec 18 12:32 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Atacama, Chile Dec 18 12:16 3.3 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Dec 18 12:14 4.7 194 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Dec 18 12:14 4.7 206 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Dec 18 12:14 4.8 193 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Big Lake, Alaska Dec 18 12:10 3.4 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Blackhawk, California Dec 18 09:27 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tuatapere Dec 18 07:57 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET White Island Dec 18 07:51 3.4 224 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 18 07:50 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Dec 18 07:47 5.1 242 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pangai, Tonga Dec 18 07:47 5.2 242 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Dec 18 07:47 5.1 220 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Dec 18 07:39 2.6 4 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) ?
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    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) ?
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    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.
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    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) ?
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    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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