Continental USA (realtime) earthquakes list

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Ethete, Wyoming May 23 08:03 2.8 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Wyoming May 23 08:03 2.8 19 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 23 07:46 2.5 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 23 05:14 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 23 05:14 3.4 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nevada May 23 04:14 2.4 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Long Valley Area, California May 23 02:01 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 23 00:40 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
USGS Enterprise, Utah May 23 00:40 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Long Valley Area, California May 23 00:33 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 23:07 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oklahoma May 22 20:51 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Mooreland, Oklahoma May 22 20:51 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 19:58 2.5 26 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 22 19:58 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 19:41 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nevada May 22 19:41 3.5 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nevada May 22 19:19 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 19:19 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 22 19:16 2.4 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 19:05 3.8 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 22 19:05 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 19:05 3.8 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 18:54 2.8 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 22 18:54 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nevada May 22 18:53 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central California May 22 18:48 4.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Nevada May 22 18:47 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Henderson, Nevada - No property damage. Light to moderate rolling feeling. Sitting in house, saw homes and trees moving.
  • Las Vegas - Mild shaking felt on 2nd floor of school building. Lasted approximately 1 minute
  • henderson/nevada - Currently at work felt floor shake.
  • Las Vegas Nevada - Swaying feeling. Very light movement in Las Vegas 89121
  • Las Vegas - Felt a bit of rolling in our office near the airport.
  • Las Vegas - It felt like someone was bumping into my chair. 3-4 seconds
  • Las Vegas - The whole building shook for a few seconds.
  • las vegas - 6th floor downtown
  • Las Vegas - scared the office staff and our patients
  • las vegas - desk moved
  • Henderson - Bed shaking as if someone was pushing on it.
  • Las Vegas - Sitting in cafeteria in Federal Courthouse and felt the shaking.
  • Las Vegas - No damage felt like a rolling eartquake enough to shake blinds in building and hear the building creak from movement.
  • Las Vegas - lasted two or three seconds.
  • Las Vegas - No knowledge of damage
  • Las Vegas - no damage
  • Las Vegas - I felt a slight shake
  • Saint George Utah - Shook our building three stories
  • Las Vegas - On third floor, building shook, desk rumbled.
  • Hurricane - We felt this quake roll for a good 3-4 seconds - with what was more an initial jolt, roll and then second jolt.
  • Las Vegas - 8th floor of building in downtown Las Vegas
  • Mesquite - No damage. Just felt the house shaking for about 15 seconds. Our dog was totally freaked out!
  • Henderson - Sitting at computer, felt chair shake.
  • N Las Vegas - Thought my friend was shaking the bed.. My friend was sitting at his computer desk, and the monitor and desk was shaking. We looked at each other and released it was a earthquake.
  • North Las Vegas - Pictures on the wall, the desk I was sitting at, and the window, all rattled. I think I heard a low pitched rumble. The sensation of movement grew stronger within the 3 or 4 seconds that the quake lasted. No damages.
  • St. George - Sitting at my desk and heard a little rumble. A little shaking. Everyone around me felt it.
  • Las Vegas - Giant jolt and quick shake after. Almost as if someone fell upstairs (but it is a huge office building)
  • Summerlin, NV - Shook our 5 story building. Visible shaking. A few employees in one of the offices here felt nauseous from the shaking. Approximately one minute. Felt like forever.
  • Henderson, Nevada - We live in the far south end of Henderson (Anthem Highlands) and definitely felt the earthquake. We thought it was actually right here and not as far away as Caliente!!
  • North Las Vegas - No damage. Real cool. First one felt in Las Vegas. Lived here 35 years
  • Henderson, NV - Desk moved a little back and forth
  • Eagle Valley NV - Felt the building shake lightly for awhile.
  • St. George, Utah - no damage - just a rolling feeling
  • Henderson, NV - Our whole house shook and swayed. I felt it while walking across the living room, and the floor was moving under my feet. Furniture moved, and light fixtures swayed.
  • Moapa, NV - Sitting at my desk, moderate shaking that caused me to be motion sick.
  • Las Vegas - Was sitting at work and started shaking in my chair and my desk ws shaking back and forth. Maybe 5 seconds long. First one I felt in my life and I am still shaken up.
  • Pahrump - Sitting in chair, felt two side to side small jolts followed by a few seconds or light rocking.
  • Mohave Valley - No damage just swaying lights. Weak, lasted about 10 sec.
  • Las Vegas NV - soft rumble as I was walking (below street level at a 51 story hotel where I work)
  • Las Vegas - In the lobby of hotel and saw the concierge desk swaying and felt a bit dizzy.
  • mesquite Nevada - It shook the building. It sounded like a heard of horses were running across the roof.no damage. nothing fell off the walls
  • Henderson - It was a slow rolling/swaying type of quake and it lasted long enough to realize it was a quake. No damage to report
  • Henderson, NV - I was sitting on the couch with my cat Ferrah, and we began to feel the couch moving under us. At first I thought 'this is what vertigo must be, great I have vertigo...' Then I noticed Ferrah was unnerved her fur standing up, and was watching everything move. Nothing fell, the house creaked a little then I went on twitter to see if anyone else felt it. Then my husband called from work to ask if we felt the quake. Not sure how long it lasted it, seemed like a minute, maybe it was 10-15 seconds.
  • Pahrump - At 11:47 I felt a bump of sorts in the building, followed by one or two seconds of weaker motion. Within a few seconds, I realized an earthquake happened somewhere. My building houses almost a dozen offices, and everyone came out asking if everyone else just felt that. We all did. Whoa!
  • Las vegas - On lamb and bonanza in Las Vegas Nevada. Sitting at my desk talking to my co worker. The whole building started rolling our desk was moving like in circles. Then it calmed a little but we could still feel it with our feet. Lasted about 30seconds
  • Las Vegas, NV - Our 75,000sf building rocked gently northeast to southwest for perhaps 5 seconds
  • Las Vegas - Was eating lunch. Heard a loud noise and then felt shaking. Felt like I moved left and then right suddenly.
  • Las Vegas,Nevada - My entire house moved rather abruptly, no apparent damange to my home but we have road closures and damage. "Although no injuries have been reported, the Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting damage to the off-ramp from U.S. 95 south to I-15 south. They have closed the ramp. Motorists should take alternate routes."
  • Las Vegas - In my 10th floor apartment in the bathtub. The water was sloshing in the tub. Noticed my drying clothes swaying on the drying rack. No known property damage.
  • Las Vegas - Standing by a coworkers desk felt swaying, her chair moved and thought I was dizzy....hair on my friends arm were all standing up....crazy feeling
  • Las Vegas, Nevada - I was eating lunch and my whole house shook. I have a big home, so this was a great surprise.
  • Mesquite, NV - I was sitting at my desk and thought someone was gently pushing on my chair right and left. Lasted only a few seconds. The cats are no where to be found. No damage except a faster heart rate!
  • Mesquite - felt it while laying in bed. not bad at all. born and raised in california
  • las vegas - foi um susto!
  • Las Vegas - At work it felt like 2 after shocks. My desk and chair shook back and forth. Everyone around me felt it.
  • N LAS VEGAS - NO DAMAGE, JUST DESKS AND FLOOR SHAKING.
  • Mesquite,NV - Sitting at lunch felt pressure then light shaking leading to mild shake then it tappered off. Got a kick out of everyones reactions.
  • Henderson - Sitting at desk on 2nd floor of home typing. Stand alone screen started quickly shaking back and forth and I looked at hanging lamp/fan behind me and it was swaying back and forth. Definite quick jolts not the long rolling type to me.
  • Las Vegas - I felt 2 strong waves, and it rocked our Mobile home Trailer east and west,with a moderately strong wave,it was pretty good for a Vegas quake, but it was weaker in some spots,in Vegas,than in others.Since ST.George Utah, was the strongest earthquake ever, in this area,that one in 1992,and it was a M 5.6, and this one was an M 5.4, -M 5.3 it was then the 2nd strongest ever,in our Area.I,am expecting it to be a precurser, to a larger one, or group of them,I believe there associated with the LHC fi
  • Worland - No property damage, but felt the couch shake,was more like a slight wave. Lived near Yellowstone Park, prior, know what quakes feel like. Only one very slight wave felt. Date-5-22-2015-roughly 11:00 p.m. Was dozing off when it was felt.I was laying on a heavy leather couch on top floor of bi-level home.
  • USGS Caliente, Nevada May 22 18:47 4.8 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Las Vegas - No damages
  • Las Vegas - It was a rolling sensation through the ground - not really shaking
  • Las Vegas - my desk shook for about 4-5 seconds
  • Las Vegas, NV - Whole house swayed for a few seconds. Kitchen objects rattled.
  • Overton - Rattled windows, shook the house. Bookshelves swaying
  • Henderson - Slight shaking blinds moving and bed moving
  • Las Vegas - Felt minor tremors for several seconds.
  • Las Vegas - Small jolt and light shake....
  • Las Vegas - no damage
  • Boulder City, NV - Damage unlikely. Blinds moved, desks rattled, building vibration.
  • Las Vegas - I felt my chair sway side to side
  • St. George - quick single jolt, rolling chair I was sitting on shifted to the side.
  • Las Vegas - Three people felt their chairs swaying back and forth. West side of town near Ft. Apache and Charleston felt nothing!
  • Las Vegas, NV - 23rd floor. Swaying lasted a least a minute.
  • Las Vegas - At work felt rolling and building sway..Hi Pogs !!
  • St. George, UT - Shaken in rolling office chair. Heard glass cabinets shaking.
  • Ivins, Utah - Sitting at home and felt/heard house jolt ... only about 2 seconds, but definitely an earthquake.
  • saint george - shook me in my own seat, shaking shelves,
  • moapa - Feel very shacking for around 30 sec
  • Henderson - couch felt like it moved, felt like saw window move, heard house noises
  • Las Vegas - I was drinking a cup of coffee and all of the sudden my chair started rolling by itself on a concrete floor. I was going to tell others but I thought that they would think I was crazy? A few minutes later a couple of people came in and said that we had a mild earthquake.
  • Las Vegas - Sitting at my desk, watched my water bottle shake, computer monitor wobble, and felt my chair sway--was not a normal "planes flying over my head" kind of shake but a little more intense. No damage to the building or surroundings. Interesting feeling, never had THAT experience before.
  • USGS Helena, Oklahoma May 22 10:57 3.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 22 10:57 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Simeon, California May 22 08:41 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California May 22 08:41 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mooreland, Oklahoma May 22 07:17 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 22 07:17 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Keller, TX - Sitting in my car at stop light. Car felt like it was bouncing.
  • USGS Delta, B.c., Mexico May 22 06:56 3.4 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico May 22 06:56 3.3 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico May 22 05:58 2.4 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Delta, B.c., Mexico May 22 05:05 3.3 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico May 22 05:05 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 22 04:44 2.5 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yountville, California May 22 02:53 4.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Davis - whole house gently swayed
  • Napa Valley - Slight shaking north to south
  • Yountville - VERY STRONG JOLT!!! scared! aprox 7:55 pm
  • Sonoma - Mild shake
  • Vacaville - It felt more rolling. No objects displaced.
  • Napa - A little shaking/rolling
  • Vacaville - I felt gentle rolling motion as I sat on the sofa. No damage. Curious to know of any damage in the Napa Valley. My husband is an insurance claims adjuster. Was this an aftershock to the Napa earthquake of last August? That one caused major shaking and damage to the plaster walls in our house.
  • Sonoma - Short but strong
  • Napa CA - Shock the whole house central napa
  • Napa - Heard it before I felt it, sounded like a very strong gust of wind. Standing in the kitchen, my glass of liquid had a small tusamni. Disturbing, especially in light of the quake last August.
  • Fairfield - Felt more like house was sliding side to side. Not as strong as napa quake. No damage
  • Petaluma - sitting here at the keyboard and the floor shook for 20 seconds
  • Vacaville - No damage. Only a few seconds of mild shaking.
  • Sonoma - Mild shaking of short duration
  • Petaluma, CA - FLOOR SHOOK FOR 20 SECONDS
  • Fairfield - No damage.I'm vacationing at Extended Stay America and I live in a room on the third floor.The walls and bed began to sway.The refrigerator shook and made strange noises.I'm not injured but am happy that I wasn't using the elevator while the quake occured
  • Oakland - Sitting on couch. Muffled crack sound and apartment building faintly swayed for about 5 seconds. Cat woke up and looked around. I noted the time and looked up seismic activity a couple minutes later. Sure enough it was exactly 7:53.
  • Santa Rosa - Quick jolt...headboard bounced me forward.
  • Napa - Sitting on the couch felt the rolling action told my husband who was standing in the kitchen. He didn't believe me. Nothing rattled or broke
  • Rohnert Parak - I was playing on the third floor of my apartment. Felt a slight movement. didn't see the lights move. no sound
  • Napa - Shook my whole house for 15 to 20 seconds. No damage. Felt a single jolt about 5 minutes later.
  • Vacaville - I live in an upstairs apartment and I first thought that my fat cat had jumped up behind me on the sofa chair I was sitting in, but quickly realized it was an earthquake.
  • Fairfield California - Heard the building creak in several places and felt some
  • Napa, Ca - Propert does not appear to be damaged. Was in a restaurant in downtown Napa, sitting at a bar. Could feel and see slight swaying. Knew it was an earthquake but not everyone around me did.
  • Napa - Heard the house creak first then felt a strong jolt with a sense of falling.
  • Vacaville - Inside the house it felt like a minor shaking followed by a one time feeling of riding a wave as it went by.
  • Santa Barbara CA - Chandelier started swinging slightly and my suspicion was confirmed on the news this afternoon...on this chart all reports seem to be in Nevada.
  • EMSC Northern California May 22 02:53 4.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    WCATWC 35 Miles Sw Of Sacramento California May 22 02:53 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California May 22 00:08 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California May 21 20:45 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Soledad, California May 21 20:45 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nevada May 21 15:52 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada May 21 15:52 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Langston, Oklahoma May 21 11:03 3.3 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oklahoma May 21 11:03 3.3 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 21 10:45 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calipatria, California May 21 05:06 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 21 05:06 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 21 04:49 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Helena, Oklahoma May 21 04:12 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 21 04:12 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calipatria, California May 21 03:52 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California May 21 03:52 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calipatria, California May 21 03:51 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California May 21 03:51 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 21 03:34 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calipatria, California May 21 03:19 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California May 21 03:19 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern California May 21 03:18 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calipatria, California May 21 03:18 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Calipatria, California May 21 03:15 4.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 21 03:15 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Langston, Oklahoma May 21 02:29 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 20 21:22 2.4 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California May 20 14:31 2.3 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mooreland, Oklahoma May 20 14:27 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 20 14:27 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mooreland, Oklahoma May 20 10:44 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California May 20 06:12 2.3 26 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Challis, Idaho May 20 02:53 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Texas May 20 00:10 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fort Stockton, Texas May 20 00:10 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central California May 20 00:04 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Stillwater, Oklahoma May 19 21:58 2.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 19 21:58 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Dos Palos, California May 19 18:36 3.8 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 19 18:36 3.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hanksville, Utah May 19 15:22 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Oklahoma May 19 06:44 2.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Perry, Oklahoma May 19 04:07 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 19 04:07 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Springfield, Oregon May 19 01:27 2.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oregon May 19 01:27 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 19 01:18 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oklahoma May 19 00:24 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonkawa, Oklahoma May 19 00:24 2.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming May 18 23:00 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Farmers Branch, Texas May 18 18:14 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Texas May 18 18:14 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Irving - Office is in Irving and this is the most heavily felt quake so far
  • Coppell, TX - Sounded like someone fell down the stairs, heard a loud bumping, sounded like someone dropped heavy weights upstairs.
  • Carrollton, Texas - Only felt shaking, no sound. Rattled windows, shook the chair and computer monitors.
  • Dallas, Texas - slight shaking/vibrating feeling of cubicle area for about 5 seconds. Building made creaking noise. Not aware of any damage.
  • CARROLLTON - About 1:15 pm on 5/18 felt like someone ran into the building with a DUMPTRUCK. Never experienced that before. No damaged noticed
  • dallas - Lound noise and one big vibration like someone dropped something very heavy. On the 10 floor in a downtown office building.
  • Irving, tx - felt like some very heavy object was dropped somewhere in the building
  • Carrollton - Felt like someone gave our building a shake
  • carrollton, Texas - Big noise and felt that my windows got hit by car or big object. I walk around home and nothing was there. This is 2nd time I am feeling last 6 months period.
  • CARROLLTON - Quick hard shaking of the house with noise. Lasted less than 5 seconds. It got the attention of my cat. I doubt there is any damage. At least non that can be seen.
  • Carrollton - this happened for 5 seconds I could Hear and feel the ground under me shaking and everything on my shelves were shaking as well as the whole house.
  • Dallas tx - Todo el lado de la entrada de mi casa los vitropisos están siendo dañados las puertas están muy caídas y los techos de mi recamara y lavandería están partidos
  • Irving, TX - felt the shaking for a few seconds, like something hit the building.
  • Coppell - Sounded like a truck hit the house. Loud sound; house shook heavily; could feel it under foot. Checking for wall and ceiling cracks.
  • Dallas - I felt one surprisingly strong thud about 1:15. I purposely took note of the time so I could research if it was an earthquake. My high-rise building rattled with the thud. It was like being on an airplane which hits an air pocket. One second and it was over.
  • North Dallas/Richardson - Felt the wall of my house shake. At first I thought the construction workers were driving the BobCat next to my house, then I realized there weren't any construction workers.
  • Dallas - I'm staying at Budget Suites of America hotel on 2nd floor and I felt the floor shake. I also heard the table knock against wall and a rumbling noise for a couple seconds. I quickly looked at the time on my phone to note the time of the experience, 1:14pm, to check online to verify if what I felt and heard was an earthquake. Twenty minutes later I saw a post of the earthquake at that same time for Farmer's Branch which is not too far from where I was when it occured.
  • irving - My chair shook.
  • Irving - I thought a door had been slammed when i felt my chair shake.
  • Coppell - Felt like something hit the house.
  • Carrollton - Felt like a large truck hit the house - one large jolt and that was it.
  • EMSC Oklahoma May 18 16:46 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Langston, Oklahoma May 18 16:46 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Challis, Idaho May 18 15:22 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Idaho May 18 15:22 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Alva, Oklahoma May 18 07:14 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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) ?
    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.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    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.
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    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) ?
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    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. Kristina Diekema says:

      Kalamazoo— Our entire neighborhood shook. We thought a plane was crashing into our house. Our house shook for close to a minute, After the quake our walls reverberated for a minute. My son in law was sleeping in the basement and he thought that we were about to die. That was something I would rather not do again.. lol

    2. C Reese says:

      Loud, rumbling noise. Felt a rolling vibration.

    3. Jenny says:

      At 1:13AM 1/25/2013 felt shaking and everything on my walls rattled. Windows shook, and there was a slight sway of my building.

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