Latest earthquakes in Eastern Asia

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The list below shows the last 150 earthquakes >M3.5 in Eastern Asia as reported by the most important seismological agencies.
Eastern Asia = China – China and Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea and South Korea
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Naze, Japan Apr 23 22:25 5.0 37 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 23 22:25 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 23 22:25 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region Apr 22 11:46 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan Apr 22 11:46 4.9 49 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 22 11:46 4.6 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 21 21:22 4.7 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hasaki, Japan Apr 21 21:22 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 21 21:22 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 21 09:37 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Obihiro, Japan Apr 21 07:46 4.6 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 21 07:46 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 21 07:46 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Pakistan Apr 21 04:49 4.3 154 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Apr 20 20:16 4.9 34 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Apr 20 20:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Apr 20 20:16 4.8 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 20 19:30 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 20 19:30 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 20 16:25 4.3 354 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shingu, Japan Apr 20 16:25 4.3 352 MAP I Felt It INFO
CENC Anhui / Henan, China Apr 20 09:00 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Mongolia Apr 19 16:44 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 19 11:02 3.7 16 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Kashmir Apr 19 08:29 4.0 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southwestern Siberia, Russia Apr 18 19:00 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ust'-koksa, Russia Apr 18 19:00 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 18 02:00 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nemuro, Japan Apr 18 02:00 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kuril Islands Apr 18 02:00 4.6 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 18 00:02 4.7 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 18 00:02 4.7 105 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 17 22:53 4.8 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ishige, Japan Apr 17 22:53 4.8 52 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 17 22:53 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It
USGS Sabtang, Philippines Apr 17 15:49 4.9 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Philippine Islands Region Apr 17 15:49 4.9 1 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Apr 17 15:47 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sabtang, Philippines Apr 17 15:47 5.2 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Philippine Islands Region Apr 17 15:47 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 17 14:44 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Namie, Japan Apr 17 14:44 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 17 14:43 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Apr 16 18:17 4.9 44 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 18:17 5.0 34 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 18:17 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 17:49 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Apr 16 17:49 4.6 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 17:49 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 17:20 4.5 57 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 17:20 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It
USGS Ishinomaki, Japan Apr 16 17:20 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 16 15:34 4.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hasaki, Japan Apr 16 14:12 4.5 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 14:12 4.5 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 12:16 4.5 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kamaishi, Japan Apr 16 12:16 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 16 12:16 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kitami, Japan Apr 15 20:35 4.0 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 15 20:35 4.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Kuril Islands Apr 15 20:34 4.1 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oarai, Japan Apr 15 18:36 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 15 18:36 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 15 18:36 4.8 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sakhalin, Russia Apr 15 13:31 4.2 348 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Korsakov, Russia Apr 15 13:31 4.2 348 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyrgyzstan Apr 14 03:20 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Tajikistan-xinjiang Border Region Apr 14 03:20 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 09:16 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 13 09:16 4.7 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Namie, Japan Apr 13 09:16 4.8 55 MAP I Felt It
EMSC E. Russia-n.e. China Border Reg. Apr 12 21:22 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kyrgyzstan Apr 12 20:18 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Apr 11 15:18 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hachinohe, Japan Apr 11 15:18 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Apr 11 02:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sichuan, China Apr 11 02:31 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chengdu - Sitting at my desk, things started to shake...
  • Chengdu - ganz leichtes klimpern der deckenlampen
  • Jian Yang City - I sat in the front of computer, and felt my chair shaking. Then my colleagues wanted to run out of office.
  • USGS Se'ergu, China Apr 11 02:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 10 14:46 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 10 04:19 4.5 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Funabashi, Japan Apr 10 04:19 4.7 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S. Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 10 04:19 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan Apr 10 02:38 4.8 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southwestern Ryukyu Isl., Japan Apr 10 02:38 4.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 10 02:38 4.8 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 09 19:33 3.9 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tajikistan Apr 09 12:13 4.4 171 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Pagan Reg., N. Mariana Islands Apr 09 04:24 4.8 99 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands Apr 09 04:24 4.8 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mariana Islands Apr 09 04:24 4.8 100 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hasaki, Japan Apr 08 15:02 4.9 28 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 08 15:02 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 08 15:02 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near West Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 07 20:07 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ojiya, Japan Apr 07 20:07 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near West Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 07 20:07 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 07 08:12 4.7 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Apr 07 08:12 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Naze, Japan Apr 07 08:12 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kazakhstan-xinjiang Border Reg. Apr 06 15:07 4.7 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southwestern Siberia, Russia Apr 06 15:07 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Новоалтайск - Почувствовалось еле уловимое покачивание и легкое головокружение в ~22:11 в течение 10 секунд (время местное), но возможно и не относящееся к данному землетрясению. Ж/д далеко, машины рядом не проезжали, место ощущения - 5 этаж 5-этажного кирпичного дома.
  • Чёрный Ануй - В 22:12 по местному тоясло секунд 5, не больше. Наблюдался гул, головокружение.
  • Горно-Алтайск - Трясло около 8 секунд,не сильно,но чувствовалось на 5 этаже. повреждений нет.
  • Biysk - пару раз тряхнуло.
  • Gorno Altaisk - Our refrigerator started rocking. I was standing up at the time and thought an explosion had occurred nearby. Duration of 5 - 7 seconds. No damage noticed.
  • USGS Aktash, Russia Apr 06 15:07 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kohima, India Apr 06 06:38 4.4 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeastern India Apr 06 06:37 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Assam-nagaland-manipur, India Apr 06 06:37 4.4 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 05 15:20 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southwestern Siberia, Russia Apr 05 13:49 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 05 11:25 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Apr 05 03:19 4.7 302 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northwest Of Kuril Islands Apr 05 03:19 4.6 310 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northwest Of Kuril Islands Apr 05 03:19 4.7 308 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 05 01:16 5.3 37 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Apr 05 01:16 5.3 42 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 05 01:16 5.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Apr 04 22:40 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Gaoqiaozhen - felt the building shake slightly
  • USGS Xiluodu, China Apr 04 22:40 5.4 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Apr 04 22:40 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kazakhstan-xinjiang Border Reg. Apr 04 11:59 3.7 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Myanmar-india Border Region Apr 04 06:57 4.1 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Myanmar-india Border Region Apr 04 06:57 4.1 53 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Vanlaiphai, India Apr 04 06:57 4.1 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jinniu, China Apr 04 01:27 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Apr 04 01:27 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Apr 04 01:27 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Shandong, China Apr 03 16:12 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nanhai - Short shaking of the light which woke us up
  • GEOFON Southeastern China Apr 03 16:12 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Apr 03 15:46 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nobeoka, Japan Apr 03 15:46 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Shikoku, Japan Apr 03 15:46 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Apr 02 23:22 5.6 55 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 02 23:22 5.5 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan Apr 02 23:22 5.4 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwest Of Ryukyu Islands Apr 01 22:17 4.7 68 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northwest Of Ryukyu Islands Apr 01 22:16 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fukue, Japan Apr 01 22:16 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Assam, India Apr 01 17:45 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Guwahati - Nothing much. Was watching TV. Heard a deep rumble before things started shaking. It was over in a couple of seconds.
  • Tezpur University - About to fall asleep, suddenly got up hearing a powerful shaking sound, which was marginally strong which sustained for a few seconds!
  • guwahati - Felt the building shake little and the windows vibrate
  • Napaam, Sonitpur - I was watching TV at around 11. 15 PM and felt a streak of vibration and after few seconds it got stronger and shook intensively for longer duration.
  • Tezpur - It was a light shaking, but quite longish one. Not the sudden jolt that we normally experience in this region. And no aftershock/s.
  • GEOFON Northeastern India Apr 01 17:45 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tezpur - there was sound of vibration in the whole building. mild sound of shaking doors and windows for just two seconds but the ceiling fan stand still.feels like a heavy vehicle passes by the street. truly frightened.
  • USGS Hojai, India Apr 01 17:45 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iwaki, Japan Apr 01 13:38 4.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 01 13:38 4.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 01 04:08 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 01 04:08 4.5 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 01 00:11 4.3 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Da Jia Taichung - moderate shaking was worried it was going to grow in strength because it really seemed to have the potential
  • USGS Ongjin, North Korea Mar 31 19:48 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Yellow Sea Mar 31 19:48 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • seoul - light shaking in an apartment building around 5:00 am local time
  • seoul - Building shaking slightly
  • Seoul - No damage. Bed and couch felt shaking for 4 or 5 seconds.
  • Incheon - Bed shook for approximately 4-5 seconds.
  • Seoul - More or less at 5 am, our bed was shaking hence waking up my husband and I. No damage
  • Munsan - I was awakened about 5:00 am by strong shaking of my bed and walls. It lasted for about 20 seconds. It was strong enough that a kitchen wall piece with ladles and utensils fell off.
  • New City - woke me up at 0455 Shook my bad three times, then rattled my door, then caused a dog downstairs to bark, in that order. I thought I was mistaken but then saw the news.
  • Seoul - Woke up around 5am with the bed shaking.
  • Suwon - Light shaking in apartment building at 4.50am local time. Lasted about 10 seconds maybe.
  • Seoul - Light shaking in apartment at about 4:50am. No damage.
  • Uijeongbu - Large furniture shaking, windows and door frames shaking, pictures and mirrors bouncing on the wall. Feeling of being on a boat made me dizzy.
  • Seoul - 0449 April 1st 2014
  • Seoul - The shaking woke me up; it felt like someone was deliberately pushing the bed back and forth.
  • Seoul - Felt shaking at 5am that lasted approximately 5 seconds. Heard apartment walls creaking.
  • Sokcho - Woke up to bed shaking at about 4:55am. Also woke the cats up. No damage
  • Seoul - was woken up around 5am with my bed swaying, and a few sounds of things trembling in m room. lasted about 3-4seconds
  • Anyang - Woke me up around 5:00am. Bed shook a little but nothing major.
  • Seongnam-si - I felt the bed shaking lightly for a few seconds!
  • Seosan - Felt the bed moving. No damage.
  • Uijeongbu - Light shaking in the apartment building early in the morning.
  • Incheon Airport - No damage observed in terminal
  • Suwon - Felt light shaking at around 4:50-5:00 AM that was strong enough to wake me up. Bed just shook a little bit. Nothing shifted in the apartment.
  • Seoul - I was up at 5 am and felt a slight sway of my bed for an instant and the window went "pop".
  • Сеул - слабые покачивания.
  • Seoul - Awakened by the bed jolting back and forth. Smartfone time, 4:50 a.m. No indoor property damage observed, but wondered if the crack I saw on an outside wall was new!
  • Incheon - Light shaking of my bed woke me up around 4:50LT
  • Pyeongtaek - Woke me up around 4:45 am. Light shaking of the bed, but enough to wake me up.
  • Seoul - No damage.
  • Songdo, Incheon - Woke up because I thought husband was shaking the bed. Then our son came in and asked, "What was that?" Knew that it must be either a) nuclear test; or b) earthquake. Felt like a 5 on the Richter Scale.
  • Yongin - Woken at 4:49am by rattling door and noticed moderate shaking of bed.
  • Séoul - Awaken by the ratling of my wooden inner windows, thought it was due to North Korea nuclear testing.
  • In the House - Since we live on the 5th floor I felt the impact of the shaking was strong and there were cling clang sound of the stuff that were hanged close to a mirror that really woke me up early dawn; 1st Apr. 2014. I dismissed the rather scary thought of a nuke testing.
  • GEOFON Yellow Sea Mar 31 19:48 4.8 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Xizang Mar 30 17:10 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Maindong, China Mar 30 17:10 5.3 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Xizang Mar 30 17:10 5.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Namie, Japan Mar 30 11:12 4.7 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 30 11:11 4.9 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 30 11:11 4.8 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 30 03:23 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tokyo - No damage. On 7 floor so sensitivity may be heightened by my location. 12:24PM
  • Tokyo - Geen schade maar mijn bed begon wel een paar seconde heen en weer te schudden.
  • USGS Sakura, Japan Mar 30 03:23 4.5 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maoping, China Mar 29 16:24 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yichang - no damage

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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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.
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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) ?
    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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