(Complete) Earthquakes list December 27, 2012 – Earthquake very close to Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Earthquake very close to Vancouver, BC, Canada
An earthquake with a preliminary value of 3.9 has struck the border area in between the Pacific USA and Canada.
The impact has been felt very well in the greater Vancouver area as our Victoria readership increased substantially
The epicenter of the earthquake was located at the US  side of of the border, thats why the description of the area is not so evident for Canada people.
22km (14mi) NW of Friday Harbor, Washington
27km (17mi) NNE of Victoria, Canada
31km (19mi) NE of Langford, Canada
31km (19mi) NE of Colwood, Canada
36km (22mi) ESE of Duncan, Canada
This earthquake is not capable of damaging houses or injuring people.
Update 06:57 UTC :  : So far we have not received any experience reports When you are one of the people who experienced this earthquake, please fill in the form behind “I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake”. Thank you.
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Dec 27 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Weak Earthquake Dec 27 23:58 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Knoxville, TN - Was on the phone w/ my cousin in Tazewell, TN, about 60 mi. north. He said, "I think we're having an earthquake!" About 10 seconds later I said, "Oh, now I'm feeling it here!" Felt shaking, rattled windows & dishes in cupboard. Lasted about 15 seconds.
  • EMSC Greece Dec 27 23:40 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Dec 27 23:35 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Dec 27 23:24 3.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Greece Dec 27 23:20 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Greece Dec 27 23:20 4.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Dec 27 23:20 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ionian Sea Dec 27 22:21 2.4 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Dec 27 22:09 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-iran-iraq Border Region Dec 27 22:03 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Martinborough Dec 27 21:48 2.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dominican Republic Region Dec 27 21:44 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Dec 27 21:28 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-iran-iraq Border Region Dec 27 21:16 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET New Plymouth Dec 27 21:06 2.7 63 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-iran-iraq Border Region Dec 27 21:01 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Aegean Sea Dec 27 19:40 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Dec 27 19:26 2.8 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 18:36 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 18:30 2.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 27 18:18 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Dec 27 18:16 2.9 153 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central California Dec 27 18:11 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Dec 27 17:10 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Philippine Islands Region Dec 27 17:10 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 27 16:55 2.6 24 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 16:53 3.3 37 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dominican Republic Region Dec 27 16:39 3.1 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Dec 27 16:34 2.7 23 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ascension Island Region Dec 27 16:34 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge Dec 27 16:34 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge Dec 27 16:33 5.2 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 16:30 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Arthur's Pass Dec 27 16:22 3.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Dec 27 16:18 3.4 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 27 16:16 2.4 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Turkey Dec 27 16:09 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 27 16:09 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 27 16:06 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 27 15:57 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 15:53 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET New Plymouth Dec 27 15:44 3.0 264 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Coquimbo, Chile Dec 27 15:35 3.5 51 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Samoa Islands Region Dec 27 15:32 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Samoa Islands Region Dec 27 15:32 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Samoa Islands Region Dec 27 15:31 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Samoa Islands Region Dec 27 15:31 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Dec 27 15:21 3.0 188 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Dec 27 15:07 2.4 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whanganui Dec 27 14:50 2.5 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southeastern Alaska Dec 27 14:42 2.8 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tauranga Dec 27 14:38 2.6 198 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Dec 27 14:13 2.4 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 27 13:50 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Dec 27 13:47 2.4 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Masbate Region, Philippines Dec 27 13:41 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Samar, Philippines Dec 27 13:41 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Samar, Philippines Dec 27 13:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Dec 27 13:14 2.7 147 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Paraparaumu Dec 27 13:12 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Gulf Of California Dec 27 13:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gulf Of California Dec 27 13:05 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Gulf Of California Dec 27 13:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 12:25 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central Chile Dec 27 11:37 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC San Juan, Argentina Dec 27 11:37 4.5 89 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Juan, Argentina Dec 27 11:37 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Milford Sound Dec 27 11:31 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 11:22 3.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Dec 27 11:21 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 10:53 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Dec 27 10:43 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Dec 27 10:43 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Offshore Guatemala Dec 27 10:41 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Dec 27 10:41 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Guatemala Dec 27 10:41 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Araroa Dec 27 10:26 2.4 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 10:23 3.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Dec 27 09:57 2.4 19 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET French Pass Dec 27 09:53 3.3 211 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Dec 27 09:53 3.2 311 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Region Dec 27 09:50 4.6 400 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fiji Region Dec 27 09:50 4.6 564 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Araroa Dec 27 09:46 3.1 76 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Rotorua Dec 27 09:45 2.4 193 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Dec 27 09:42 5.3 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Dec 27 09:41 5.3 41 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Dec 27 09:41 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ruatoria Dec 27 09:37 2.7 64 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 08:31 2.9 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dominican Republic Region Dec 27 08:08 2.9 44 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 08:07 3.9 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile Dec 27 07:59 3.5 102 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 27 07:59 3.4 25 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 07:57 2.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Dec 27 07:56 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Tarapaca, Chile Dec 27 07:49 3.2 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 07:46 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Haast Dec 27 07:12 3.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tuatapere Dec 27 07:11 4.1 25 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Easter Island Region Dec 27 06:57 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Easter Island Region Dec 27 06:57 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Easter Island Region Dec 27 06:57 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Dec 27 06:49 2.9 125 MAP I Felt It
    USGS British Columbia, Canada - Washington Border Dec 27 06:36 3.9 57 MAP I Felt It
  • Victoria BC - My sons and I live in Gordon Head, Victoria BC, and felt two instances of shaking about half an hour ago
  • Saanichton, BC - Rumble sound. Distinct shaking for a few seconds. No swaying lamps.
  • Cobble Hill BC Canada - Moderate noise with slight shaking
  • Vancouver - I was reading in bed and the bed started to shake and I heard a small crack in the wall. Only felt it for maybe 1.5 seconds.
  • Vancouver BC - Shaking was less than 5 seconds , but strong enough to be alarming
  • Richmond - I felt the building sway, the glass actually shook and made noise.. my cats awoke and I watch a few items shake, even the tv
  • Abbotsford, bc - Felt a rumble while sitting on my computer chair and then saw the closet doors rattling
  • Duncan bc - Felt the roof and ground shake, no updates on earthquake Canada website yet!
  • West Vancouver - Light shaking of the house in Dundarave West Vancouver
  • North Vancouver - Just noticed our reading lamp jiggling slightly. Very slight.
  • Cordova Bay, Saanich Bc - Very alarming loud crash and then rumble as opposed to shaking - like an something crashing down on the earth. Tsunami warning? Where can one find this? We are across from San Juan island
  • Abbotsford BC - I was sitting on the couch with my hubby and we both felt our whole house shake pretty hard
  • Richmond, BC - While watching a movie at home, I felt a vibration while sitting on my sofa. I thought that a heavy vehicle had driven by, then a quick rethought of there being a sudden violent windstorm came to mind. Upon checking out of the window, the calm trees made me suspicious. I then phoned a friend 15 min drive away in central Richmond who also felt the shake. News 1130 also said they have been getting a lot of calls. Any updates??
  • victoria bc. - heard a rumble then felt the walls shake and rattle
  • Shawnigan Lake, BC - Heard a muted roaring sound and felt the house shake. Christmas ornaments on the tree were swaying.
  • Saanichton - I felt the floor shake and my son heard a moderately loud rumble. It was very short, like someone had slammed a door that shook the house.
  • Victoria BC - Sounded like a large delivery truck, felt slight shaking for maybe 2 seconds.
  • vancouver - felt the bed shake a bit
  • Vancouver - Alarm clock and ceiling lamp made shaking sounds. Stuffed animal fell on the floor.
  • Vancouver - Felt my entire house shake for around 2 seconds; not extreme but definitely strong enough to feel.
  • Cordova Bay Victoria BC - Felt floor shaking on second floor for a couple seconds
  • Vancouver, BC - Our glass shower doors, which rattle when a truck trundles down the road about 30m away, shook in an up-and-down motion for what felt like 40 seconds. I live on the 3rd floor of a triplex. My family was on the second floor at the time; when I asked them, they said that they had not felt anything.
  • shawnigan lake - Sitting in bed ....felt house tremor and windows shook ...
  • Abbotsford BC - Laying on the couch, felt the couch shake. Kids upstairs both felt bed shake, wall shake and saw lamp shake. lasted about 3 or 4 seconds
  • Fairfield, Victoria, BC - Floor and furniture was shaking slightly. A mirror resting against the wall also rattled. It lasted for about 5 seconds.
  • Cloverdale. BC - Felt bed shaking. Dogs jumped up and bird fell off her perch.
  • abbotsford, bc - Windows rattled and rumbling.
  • living rooom - I heard rumble, then the indoor french doors shook, and I said "oh an earthquake," and a slight movement occurred to the north where I was sitting.
  • Ladner BC - Heard a noise (thought it was the furnace kickin on) then I felt the ripple under me as I was sitting on my couch watching tv... realized it must have been an earthquake.
  • Vancouver - Felt bathtub shaking, lasted a few seconds. A second occurrence shortly after.
  • bed - loud bang followed by a low rumble
  • Abbotsford - On laptop in bed, felt bed frame moving. Mom was in next room watching tv in bed and she felt her bed frame and wall move as well. Lasted about 10 seconds and sounded like a rumbling noise. 10:40pm, Abbotsford, BC. ~Amanda S.
  • Vancouver, Point Grey - Felt like doors were being slammed and rattling of windows. Felt like a very large truck was right beside house
  • Vancouver BC-west side - A strong jolt and noise like something hit my house.
  • Salt Spring Island - Watching catch me if you can on the sofa and as if we were in the intense part of the movie the room shook
  • Abbotsford - sitting in bed and felt my bed shake, almost vibrate. heard light rattling sound.
  • Vancouver - Whole floor of house shook 3 or 4 times
  • Bristol, CT - Felt like a large motor started below my floor. Wet glass made a small slide on the marble sink. iPad on dock was shaking and tilted a small bit. Feeling lasted less than a minute and even weaker tremor about 5 min later for just seconds. Was not damaging or noisy. Just enough to lightly vibrate the house.
  • Victoria, BC - Felt a minor shake of short duration as well as a audible sound similar to a creak. Family dog jumped off couch and layer in sleeping basket. Three family members felt the same movement .
  • west vancouver - I felt one short push
  • Abbotsford BC - I felt like someone move my sofa from under me at 10:38 pm in Abbotsford BC My co-worker roof was rattling and another co-worker her TV remote moved by itself.
  • North Vancouver - My youngest said her bed shook
  • Victoria bc - Lying in bed felt the house shake as if a big truck was passing, but it went on for longer.
  • Richmond - I was reading in bed. Felt like someone bumped into the bed really hard. Waited for the rest.... it didn't come.... relief!
  • victoria bc - Was sitting at my computer desk and felthe whole desk vibrating.
  • Vancouver, English Bay - Felt momentary tremor while standing; as if a heavy truck would drive by. Liz
  • Mission BC - My blinds and windows shook and I thought it was the wind. It scared my cat as well. I'm not sure of the exact time though because I didn't think it was an earthquake.
  • Cloverdale - I felt my bedside table and bed shake
  • Dunbar/Kerrisdale - Last nite the corner of my bed seemed to have 1 big shift. The dog and I both noticed it, but it wasn't bad enough to report it. I was talking to my son in North Vancouver at the time, and he didn't feel it. I'm in Kerrisdale.
  • North Vancouver, BC - House shook for a few seconds. Was on the couch watching tv (half asleep) and was awaken by the couch rumbling with one shake, then it ended.
  • Cambie st Vancouver - Two bumps. The first a single back and forth short amplitude rocking. The second a less intense but longer shaking. Total was about 5 seconds.
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Dec 27 06:30 3.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Dec 27 05:55 2.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Atlantic Ocean Dec 27 05:36 5.3 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Barbados Region, Windward Isl. Dec 27 05:36 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON North Atlantic Ocean Dec 27 05:36 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Black Sea, Offshore Georgia Dec 27 05:15 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy Dec 27 05:15 2.7 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Dec 27 04:53 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Atacama, Chile Dec 27 04:51 3.5 58 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Maule, Chile Dec 27 04:27 4.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 04:14 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 04:06 3.4 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 03:33 3.8 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hanmer Springs Dec 27 03:26 3.2 65 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central California Dec 27 03:23 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 03:22 2.4 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 03:03 4.7 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 03:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Maule, Chile Dec 27 02:58 3.3 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Paraparaumu Dec 27 02:53 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Dec 27 02:53 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 02:51 3.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Dec 27 02:45 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Virgin Islands Region Dec 27 02:40 3.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southwestern Siberia, Russia Dec 27 02:40 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whangarei Dec 27 02:35 3.9 136 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Black Sea, Offshore Georgia Dec 27 02:32 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto Rico Dec 27 02:21 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 02:12 4.2 38 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Cyprus Region Dec 27 02:11 2.7 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 02:08 4.2 29 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tauranga Dec 27 02:07 2.5 93 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Dec 27 02:01 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 01:59 3.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Dec 27 01:47 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 01:37 4.1 37 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Dec 27 01:36 2.7 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 01:29 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 01:26 3.5 29 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Offshore Maule, Chile Dec 27 01:18 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile Dec 27 01:18 4.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Central Chile Dec 27 01:18 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Dec 27 01:04 2.8 102 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Alaska Peninsula Dec 27 01:03 2.5 89 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.
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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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    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) ?
    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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    1. Clare says:

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