Strait of Gibraltar earthquake list

Last update: April 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in the Strait of Gibraltar area

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Spain time = UTC +1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 23 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 22 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Bali - 07:15 ongeveer wakker geschud door aardbeving. Duur 20-30 sec
  • Sanur - Voelde alles schudden onder mij alsof op brug stond waar vrachtwagen langs reed. Duurde 1 minuut
  • Kuta Lombok - Woke me up. Max. 10 secondes. No damages
  • Sanur,Bali - Rond 7.00 u plaatselijke tijd voelden we het bed en hotelgebouw schudden gedurende enkele seconden. Geen zichtbare schade.
  • Bali - 22/3/2017 at 7.05h
  • Kuta - Woken by door to our room rattling. Felt like someone rocking the bed. Lasted for 5-10 seconds.
  • Bali - Cracks appeared in walls and roof tiles down.
  • Denpasar - Woken up by earthquake, the whole hotel was shaking
  • Legian - Room shaking ,pictures swaying,guest on balconies,balinese ran to street,20sec Damage to temples coming through
  • Bali, canggu - Woken up by the house shaking. Did not know what to do, i got paralysed
  • Bali - Aardbeving harder dan de laatste keer, iedereen in paniek, personeel van het hotel rende weg van het gebouw. ik lag in bed en was oprecht bang voor het eerst
  • Kerobokan, Bali - 0711 sleeping and feel very strong shaking, then silent for few seconds, happens again, dogs baking and my cats are scaring. No damage in my home.
  • Nusa lembongan - 7.15 uur. Kort trillen alsof vrachtwagens langsrijden. Ongeveer 20 seconden.
  • Sanur - Geen
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 21 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • cebu - cebu hits quake mag 6.0
  • Islamabad - No damage
  • Taxila - IT was strong jolt
  • Kuta, Bai - No damage, shook the bed, woke the girls up. The door shook like someone was banging on it.
  • Bali - Average moderate shaking lasting about 5 seconds
  • Amed, Bali - Woke me up from a deep sleep, no damage
  • Bali - Duration of this morning quake was longer than the least earthquake felt in Bali. Approximately 5 seconds.
  • Bali - I was sleeping with my husband around 07:00am then I started to feel the bed shaking, the windows making noise like someone was shaking all the room. I woke up screaming, and asking to my husband what is happening? He woke up and feel also the shaking. We are from Brazil, we are worried. I hope that is something very small and normal.
  • Seminyak - Woke up around 7, the whole building was shaking. It sent on for aprox 1 min. Very scary. No damages.
  • Bali - Rond 7.00u plaatselijke tijd voelden we het bed schudden.hoorden ook het hotel gebouw schudden gedurende enkele seconden.
  • Gili Trawangan - My husband and I felt the tremor at 7a.m. which lasted for about 10 seconds. We were sleeping when the whole bed started shaking. No damage around this island.
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 20 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Mar 20 17:02 3.7 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 19 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Broken Arrow, Ok - No damage, just mild shaking
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 18 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Sichon - Quelques secondes
  • EMSC West Of Gibraltar Mar 18 14:26 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Mar 18 08:28 2.0 13 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 17 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • toronto - slight shake
  • Whitinsville, Ma, 01588 - The 03/17/2017 at 11 PM in north bridge, ma. 01588 USA it did shake three times
  • Huatulco bays - No damage but second one in 24 hours
  • EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Mar 17 01:55 2.3 24 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 16 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 15 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 14 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Athens - Geen zichtbare schade
  • San Jacinto - It was Approx 4:15-4:30ish and just a big BOOM! No Rolling, nothing. Almost like a localized explosion.
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 13 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Yangon - I can feel but no damage.
  • Upland - No damage. Just quick shake.
  • EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Mar 13 05:08 2.0 44 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 12 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • chennai - no damage to property. twice light shaking around 4.30 pm IST
  • EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Mar 12 13:20 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 11 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Caddo, AL - Experienced what felt like an explosion (whole house shook) at about 8am. Verified with a neighbor.
  • Gatineau - It was around 9:30 am on March 11, I was in bed and it woke me. The dog sleeping in its crate got up also. Later on, when I got up, I asked my spouse if he felt something, and he agreed, he had felt something very mild. No damage, but have not seen any report on seismic event in my region?
  • EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Mar 11 22:59 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Mar 11 12:23 2.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 10 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Oranjestad - About a 7 second vibration...3 of our group felt it, within the condo.
  • Curacao - Alles was aan het schudden!
  • Palm Beach - 7 seconds
  • Antsirabe - Ça fait 3 jours que j'ai ressenti un tremblement de terre dans cette ville, le 8 mars à21h53, le 9 mars personnellement je ne l'ai pas senti car je dormais mais beaucoup de monde me l'ont affirmé vers 23h il parait et le 10 mars à 21h46 ça devient traumatisant
  • Antsirabe - On March 10 2017 around 9:45 pm all 4 persons in our household were awakened by a tremor that lasted less than 5 seconds. No damage sustained to house. Later on March 11 at 5:30 am, we also felt a slight tremor lasting a few seconds. I had previously been awakened the night of March 8/9 by what felt like a train passing by the house (no trains in this area).
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 09 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Curacao - Ik hoorde een harde klap; een soort ontploffing
  • Guardamar del segura - Ik woon langs de duinen en hier is altijd rustig en nooit lawaai! Maar gisteren omstreeks 11.13u. stond ik op mijn terras en het was net of de metro onder m'n huis reed! Raar gevoel toch die natuurlijke krachten, moeder aarde heeft weer haar grillen. Het was de 2de keer in m'n leven, de eerste keer was in '94 in San Francisco...
  • EMSC Northern Algeria Mar 09 13:51 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Benejuzar, Spain Mar 09 10:48 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Mar 09 10:48 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Torrevieja - We live upstairs on second flor. We have o terrace on the roof. I was in the kitchen and it was a loud noice as if something very heavy was moved on the terrace .At the same time I felt a shake like the flor was moving and the plates and glass rattled. It was over within 5 sec.
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 08 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Santa Cruz - no damage, building sway
  • EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Mar 08 06:06 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 07 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Mar 07 02:32 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 06 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • St.Gallen - I was on the phone and thought first my husband is shaking my chair but no one was behind me.
  • Ebikon - Aftershock from earlier earthquake
  • EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Mar 06 06:46 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 05 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Mar 05 04:03 2.7 19 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 04 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Mar 04 13:18 3.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 03 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Mar 03 09:28 2.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 02 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Fukuoka - We woke up from sleeping because of the bed shaking and the sound
  • Marigot - Bed shaken like some physically full force shook it
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 01 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • tyngsboro, mass - three good shakes. sounded like a dump truck dumping boulders
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 28 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Paris - It has been 15 minutes now and the shaking and swaying has started again , it really has not stopped for 15 minutes.
  • Boquete - 8:17pm on Feb 28th. No local damage, but felt like a 5+ quake. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • EMSC Portugal Feb 28 09:06 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Feb 28 07:33 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 27 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 27 21:32 2.0 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Morocco Feb 27 04:48 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 26 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Gilroy, CA - At 7:04am I felt strong earthquake
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 25 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 24 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 23 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Davao - Flink schudden
  • Davao City - No damage seen.
  • Whitby - it was around 12:24 pm my desk at the church started to shake. Then about 1 - 2 minutes after anther slight shake. Was this an earthquake because I see no record of it anywhere. My college at the desk next to mine felt it also.
  • Huatulco - Woke up at about 4 am with bed shaking, aftershock 1 HR later then another earthquake in the morning with room shaking. We weren't hurt
  • EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Feb 23 14:21 3.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Feb 23 09:38 2.0 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Spain Feb 23 09:14 3.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 22 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Algiers - Feel the rumble. Especially from upstairs.
  • Bremerton - It was scary because it startled me!?
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 21 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Hadley, MA - A mirror on the wall started shaking.
  • EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Feb 21 12:16 2.1 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Feb 21 00:29 2.0 6 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 20 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • agadir - de gebouwen (huizen en hotels) begonnen te bewegen, alles viel van de muren door de schokken!
  • panama city - heard and felt shake for 1-2 seconds
  • Panama City - Sitting with my PC my chair moved for about 3 seconds
  • Costa del Este - felt floor moving and slight shaking for several seconds.
  • panama - felt as something falling was just for 1-2 secounds , but very quick and fast
  • Panama Ciudad - Bed was trembling. Then suddenly the door started to swing open and the curtains were visible moving. Only then did I realize it was an earthquake. No damage (21st floor).
  • Cidade do Panamá - Estávamos no 10 andar do Hotel dormindo eu e esposo, quando acordamos com o chão tremendo, assim como a cama e os quadros na parede. Durou cerca de 3 segundos.
  • Sora, Bejuco Chame PTY Oest - 50lb planter and plant jumping up and down, lights swinging, pictures flapping. Whole house shaking for at least 2 mintues. One to two minutes.
  • Courtenay - Sitting on bet and felt a quick light earthquake which you could feel for 2 seconds
  • EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 20 23:26 2.1 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Of Ascension Island Feb 20 16:26 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Feb 20 13:12 3.4 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Morocco Feb 20 07:44 4.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Agadir - Shaking
  • Agadir - Was asleep in hotel , shake woke me up
  • Agadir - Sideways shaking for maybe 15 seconds. No damage that I can see.
  • Agadir - In hotel Agadir
  • Agadir - Was drunkning coffee. Lasten maybe 15 second, we stay on 2nd florr and felt like waves and rattle.
  • Agadir - Strong quick shaking. Was sleeping so didnt quite understand what was going on. No damage. Worried since Agadir was destroyed in 1960.
  • Agadir - Just dressing when whole room and building shook some staff were very alarmed and went outside. Lasted about 6/7 seconds and as far as I could see there was no visible structural damage.
  • taghazoute - just woke up and felt quite strong shaking of building in beach front apartment lasted for several seconds to a minute. no damage to building. thought was earthquake but wasn't sure until heard later that it was.
  • Taghazout - I was reading and felt wall behind me shudder violently as if it had been hit by a truck. It was a supporting wall. It was around 07.55 am 20th feb. 2017 We were staying in an apartment 1km from Taghazout overlooking the sea.Nothing was disturbed in the room. That was the only impact.
  • agadir - stood on balcony felt moderate vibration under my feet
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 19 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 18 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Delhi - No property damaged I only felt everything was shaking
  • EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 18 01:19 2.2 18 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 17 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 17 23:07 2.0 6 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 16 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 15 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 15 17:42 2.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 14 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Portugal Feb 14 13:35 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 13 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • denpasar - I was sat on the bed, no one else is on the bed, and it lightly shakes, what feels like in circles, i look up and the wardrobe is slightly swaying.
  • Bali - Het bed en de kast schudden. Geen schade.
  • acapulco - vers 2;30 un gros boum comme une explosion suivi d,une secousse de 4-5 secondes ,le lit tremble je suis sorti de mon sommeil bruit provenant du lit.sorti à l,extérieur l,eau oscille dans la piscine.quelques alarmes de voiture fonctionnent et quelques personnes sorties sur leur balcon
  • Medan - Bed and cupboards shake and rattle. Heard some window frame creaks. Very noticable 1st shake followed by less strong after shocks which last a few minutes.
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 12 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • ubud - no damage. lasted 20-30 seconds. glass doors rattled. blood pressure/heart rate elevated.
  • Bali - Seconde of 5 lichte schokken
  • Bali - Room shaking, about 6 seconds
  • Banjar Teges - No damage a 2 second strong tremor
  • Seminyak - Lasted maybe 8-10 seconds and the whole building was shaking during this time.
  • Sanur - Hier geen schade was even schikken nog nooit mee gemaakt..maar de stoel waarop ik zat ging heen en weer..
  • Sanur - 20 30 seconds windowsince rattling doOrson and ceiling fans shaking
  • Jimbaran, South Bali - Light or Moderate shaking during a short time (less than 5 seconds)at 12.28 am local time.
  • Denpasar Timur - Moderate shaink for about 5 to 10 seconds,..No damage at this time
  • Bali - Building shaking for approx 10 secs
  • Seminyak - Wow....20-30 sec shaking. No damage known
  • Bali, Nusa Dua - Was lying in bed, felt the Shake for about 3-4 seconds. A little bit scary! No damage AS far as I know.
  • Ubud Bali - 12.28 my bed was vibrating
  • Kuta - Zaten in een kliniek bij de dokter plots schudde het gebouw 3 a 4 seconden raar gevoel moesten wel uit het gebouw
  • ubud - trois seconde ... vitre et table qui ont legerement bouger
  • Jimbaran - Le lit à tremblé quelques secondes. Pas de dégâts
  • Sanur - Lagen op het strand ons bed schudde heen en weer . Mensen naast ons keken ook vreemd voelde hetzelfde denk 3 seconden
  • EMSC Spain Feb 12 05:35 3.4 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 11 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 10 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Tago, Tandag City - Three adults awoke. It was said that butuan city felt the same quake at the same time too.
  • Panabo City - No damage, but felt trembler originating in Surigao tonight. Lasted nearly 20 seconds.
  • EMSC Spain Feb 10 23:10 2.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 10 08:34 2.7 25 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 09 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Feb 09 20:48 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Feb 09 05:01 3.7 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 08 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 07 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Nusa Dua - @01:28 this morning
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 06 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 05 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 04 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Ubud, bali - 01:24
  • Ubud - Still awake at 1.29am happened about 5 mins ago and I'm laying in bed whole bed shook and heard noise outside room felt like it moved. Almost giddy feeling. Happened 2 days ago much more subtlety. Was it's an earthquake??
  • Legian Bali - TWO shakes one after the other both lasting about 30 seconds each
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 03 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Feb 03 21:29 2.4 14 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 02 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Feb 01 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Haverhill, Ma 01830 - no damage that i'm aware of. early morning feb 1, 2017. I was awake already whe the house started of vibrate. it lasted a couple of minutes. I did not hear any trucks, trains, or airplanes or helocopters around. that day I asked a group of friends if they felt it also and one friend said he felt it also. thank you. rr
  • EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Feb 01 03:09 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Gibraltar Feb 01 02:03 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON West Of Gibraltar Feb 01 02:03 4.2 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Jan 31 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Jan 31 15:56 2.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Jan 30 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Jan 29 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Jan 28 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge Jan 28 16:24 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It

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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.
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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.
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    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.
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    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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