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 04 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Fairfield - Just one little bump and that was it.
  • Schoolcraft - The American Legion Post sits along railroad tracks. We thought it was a freight train, but no train and it shook building for about 12 seconds. Everyone went outside to see what had happened. We then knew it was an earthquake. Few minutes later on WWMT 3 we had earthquake
  • Big Rapids - Some of my relatives and friends felt the shaking here, but no damage, just rattling of items and a few had things fall from counters or shelves. Me? I never felt a thing. I was in bed and slept right through it LOL.
  • te anau - Just things shaking a bit ! First earthquake experience tho !
  • GEONET Wanaka May 04 04:26 2.6 64 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga May 04 04:26 4.5 209 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hihifo, Tonga May 04 04:26 4.5 208 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 04:12 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pirgos, Greece May 04 04:07 4.7 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 04 04:07 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 04 04:07 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 04:00 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:58 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:55 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:50 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:43 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:41 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:29 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sutton-alpine, Alaska May 04 03:29 2.8 19 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:27 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:25 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:24 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:18 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:11 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 03:01 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 02:59 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 02:55 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 02:50 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece May 04 02:49 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 02:44 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wanaka May 04 02:37 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand May 04 02:29 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Wanaka, New Zealand May 04 02:29 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand May 04 02:29 6.0 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Dunedin - No damage
  • GEONET Wanaka May 04 02:29 5.8 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Timaru - Sitting in the control room at work. Chair moved, lights swayed. Distinct movement.
  • GEONET Te Araroa May 04 01:45 2.6 128 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Medford, Oklahoma May 04 01:30 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 04 01:30 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 04 01:16 2.6 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 04 01:16 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan May 04 01:16 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal May 04 01:15 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nepal May 04 01:15 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ramechhap, Nepal May 04 01:15 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS The Geysers, California May 04 01:11 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern California May 04 01:11 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 04 01:04 4.6 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 04 01:04 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 04 00:49 2.9 92 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece May 04 00:42 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Greece May 04 00:42 4.1 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Peru May 04 00:40 4.2 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lluta, Peru May 04 00:40 4.2 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 04 00:08 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guthrie, Oklahoma May 04 00:08 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 03 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Hsin-Chu - Licht schudden niets kapot
  • Dubrovnik - très courte
  • EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 23:43 3.7 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 23:40 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 23:40 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 23:40 5.2 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea May 03 23:18 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kodari, Nepal May 03 23:14 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal May 03 23:14 4.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Wellington May 03 23:05 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 22:50 5.1 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 22:50 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 22:50 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands May 03 22:38 3.1 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region May 03 22:38 3.1 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 22:35 5.5 67 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 22:35 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 22:35 5.5 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 22:32 5.6 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 22:32 5.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 22:32 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kachina Village, Arizona May 03 22:26 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Arizona May 03 22:26 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Gisborne May 03 22:22 2.6 44 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC San Francisco Bay Area, Calif. May 03 22:14 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Concord, California May 03 22:14 2.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Concord, California May 03 22:13 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Concord - Slight bump, followed by another stronger bump.
  • Walnut Creek - One moderate jolt, walls creaked, no apparent damage.
  • Oakland - bump and another shake
  • Martinez, CA - Sudden shaking. No damage found. Nothing fell.
  • Pleasanton - No damage
  • Concord - Rattling earthquake. Lasted about 5 seconds. No damage
  • Berkeley - don't know of any damage. Felt very rapid vibrations while sitting on sofa.
  • California - Тряска была 5 секунд
  • Walnut Creek - No damage -- strong (but brief) bump and shaking.
  • Concord - That one was what I call a "bumper" I heard the bump before I felt the shaking. Still not sure if I felt the first one that was 4.0 or the aftershock of 2.5. I just know it was enough to make me jump up from my computer chair. Think it was just Mother Nature letting off a little steam. Shirley Wilson
  • Concord - Light shaking enough to get the dog to bark. Nothing fell and no damage
  • Concord - Well this was a good one. It was strong enough that i thought I needed to get in a doorway and hold on because it was clear if it got worse one would need to hold on. After ward I my shoes on! They are on now and will be staying on. They will be near my bed tonight.
  • San Francisco - One big thump
  • Walnut creek - Felt it. Ceiling light shaking. Couch moved
  • Port Costa California - Little bit of rattling
  • Oakland - No damage
  • Concord - I was sleeping and the earthquake woke me up. I have no damage.
  • Dublin - Bed shaked
  • Martinez - The 3:13 quake gave us a quick and loud bump. Also felt a tiny shake at 3:01.
  • walnut creek - No damage
  • pleasant hill, ca - good shake, everything rattled including the ceiling fan. the smaller quake a few seconds later rattled the ceiling fan a bit. house is build on bedrock and we never get even the smallest crack. no damage, except my dog's psychie…she is still hiding under the bed
  • Fairfield ca - I felt it
  • Benicia, Ca - No damage. Bed was shaking.
  • San Mateo - 7-10 gentle shakes but definitely felt it.
  • Walnut Creek - It was recognisable in first move. Felt strong mobement.
  • Concord - 2 miles from epicenter. Light jolt followed by 7-8 seconds of light shaking, tapering off. No damage but beam in house creaked at onset.
  • Concord - Getting haircut at Sunvalley Mall in Concord, CA. Chair shook for several seconds. Thankfully, no ceiling tiles fell and no product fell off shelves.
  • USGS Nikiski, Alaska May 03 21:59 2.8 106 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 21:29 3.1 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 20:58 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii May 03 20:44 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii May 03 20:44 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii May 03 20:44 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gwadar, Pakistan May 03 20:43 4.3 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Pakistan May 03 20:43 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 20:21 5.2 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 20:21 5.2 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 20:21 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Karamea May 03 20:16 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 19:28 4.9 68 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 19:28 4.8 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 19:28 4.8 61 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 03 19:27 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Nelson May 03 17:55 3.1 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taupo May 03 17:54 2.9 163 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Redoubt Volcano, Alaska May 03 17:24 2.8 111 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Brenas, Puerto Rico May 03 17:22 2.7 106 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region May 03 17:22 2.7 106 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 03 16:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 16:46 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Karpathos, Greece May 03 16:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 16:26 3.8 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 03 15:50 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 15:43 3.1 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 15:15 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Irving, Texas May 03 15:11 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Irving - Sitting in restroom on east side of house. Felt shaking for 4-5 seconds
  • Irving TX - It felt like someone hit the house with a car, but very brief 2-3 seconds
  • Dallas - A few seconds light rumbling. Chimney vibrated. Has metal top.
  • Irving - Bed was shaking and everything else shaking
  • Irving, TX - I was lying on the carpet doing stretches. It felt like I was lying in the bed of a pickup and we hit a small bump in the road. Maybe 3 - 4 seconds from a single pop up till it settled down. No apparent damage.
  • Irving, Texas - Felt it was much stronger than the earlier 3.6 magnitude we had earlier . I was surprised to see it was only 3.2 . My three grandchildren were visiting and we all felt it; my husband, in a hospital bed, was shaken too
  • Irving, TX - I was in apartment and felt it, and it sounded as if, someone on stairs in the apartment above fell and hit wall.
  • EMSC Northern Texas May 03 15:11 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nevada May 03 14:56 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada May 03 14:56 3.5 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hawthorne, nv - No damage I know of.
  • EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 14:50 3.1 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Saku, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 14:30 4.7 145 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 14:05 3.8 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Tarapaca, Chile May 03 13:38 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vallenar, Chile May 03 13:33 4.0 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Atacama, Chile May 03 13:33 4.0 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region May 03 13:09 4.7 26 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan May 03 13:09 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 03 13:09 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg May 03 13:03 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska May 03 12:35 3.6 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 12:21 3.7 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 03 12:17 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Juan Bautista, California May 03 12:17 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 03 11:47 2.6 79 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands May 03 11:45 2.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region May 03 11:45 2.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hitura, Nepal May 03 11:35 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal-india Border Region May 03 11:35 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    NSC Nuwakot, Nepal May 03 11:35 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lalitpur - AGAIN. Just now, about 5:20 pm local time; I have no bloody idea what the UCT time is. (Could you people please make the time relevant to us in the actual earthquake zone, if you don't mind?) Have felt three today. Three dings on the earthquake alarm, people felt it because almost no one has an alarm and everyone was shouting. SO sick of this. ER: UTC is like GMT Greenwich Time - Its a clock who is used so that everybody in the world knows what time it is :)
  • Lalitpur - it was a moderate one but lasted for few seconds only..about 14 mins ago..
  • Kathmandu - It was around 5:34 pm when I felt earthquake. I was watching movie when i suddenly felt it.every thing was shaking upside down it's 5:42 pm and I'm still felling it
  • ktm - not too bad
  • kolkata - Water backet are vibrating. Legs are dis balance. water in bottle moving little
  • EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. May 03 11:07 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS View Park-windsor Hills, California May 03 11:07 3.8 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Los Angeles - No damage. Just felt uncomfortable. Don't know if i'd have felt it if i had been asleep.
  • California - No damage.
  • Torrance - No damage, was about 4:10am, I think it woke me up. My dog started barking and the windows and wall shook once. Only lasted a second or two.
  • California - no damage was caused but I supposed it was my dog on my bed scratching himself till I noticed my dog doesn't even sleep with me.
  • Lakewood - Some gentle shaking from east-west, enough to rattle furniture and wake us up. It lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Long Beach, California - We were woken up from our sleep after feeling some shaking and rattling of windows. We have a townhouse and bedrooms are all upstairs. Scary feeling to wake up to.
  • Hawthorne, CA - Felt like a wave traversed the entire house and ground making it shake for about 5 seconds, the ground moved enough to make me want to get out of my room
  • Los Angeles - Woke up from the rumble of the house- no damage.
  • los Angeles - The bed was shaking along with the frames on the walls. The the rattling coming from the frames and the movement of the earthquake was enough to wake me up from my sleep.
  • Los Angeles - Around 4:10 am woke up to shaking. Neighborhood dogs were barking and my dog was pacing.
  • West Los Angeles - We were woken up by a tremor. Just one thing felt off on the floor but heart racing to wake up like that.
  • Los Angeles - on the second story apartment the windows rumbling loudly first slight shake there after that made me jump up, I had just dozed off!
  • cudahy, ca - I was up listening to music when i felt soda move n windows started to shake. It was a pretty strong shake i got scared. To me it felt much stronger than 3.9.
  • Los Angeles - Lokale tijd ongeveer 4:05. In het Hilton hotel op de airportLAX. En werden wakker door een geluid (leek op onweer) en het bed schudde heen en weer.
  • Santa Monica - Very faint but rapid tremors for about 5 seconds, then hearing car alarms go off in the neighborhood.
  • Beverly Hills - No damage. Strong shaking and rumble for 1-2 seconds
  • Lawndale - Building felt as though it were rocking back and forth. Pictures fell but no damage.
  • Torrance - Scared me awake at about 4:05. Only lasted a few seconds.
  • Los Angeles - felt my bed shaking in my sleep, thought it was a dream.
  • Inglewood - I had woke up dreaming, suddenly a distinction facing northern,quickly rumbles but, sends an eastwest rocking for at least 4 seconds.
  • Hawthorne, CA - It was like a very strong but extremely short shaking.
  • Culver City - Jarred my bed up and down and woke me up (I'm usually a pretty heavy sleeper). A little unnerving!
  • Hawthorne CA - enough shaking to wake me up
  • near Downtown LA - Was about ready to tell my sister and her friend to get up n get the dogs,get shoes and awaken my mom !
  • Inglewood - I was in bed and it felt like something big hit my apartment building. It was startling. Then the windows rattled and the building shook for awhile.
  • Echo Park - No damage. Rumbling, painting rattled on the wall. Lots of barking dogs.
  • GEONET White Island May 03 10:56 3.1 337 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 10:53 3.0 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Maule, Chile May 03 10:45 3.7 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands May 03 10:42 3.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region May 03 10:42 3.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Talkeetna, Alaska May 03 09:52 3.2 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 09:50 3.9 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii May 03 09:19 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii May 03 09:19 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Libertador O'higgins, Chile May 03 09:05 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 03 08:42 2.6 323 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 07:24 4.3 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 07:24 4.3 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Magsaysay, Philippines May 03 07:09 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Butuan City - No damage. Initially thought I was palpitating. Chandelier was shaking slightly.
  • GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 03 07:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 03 07:09 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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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