Latest earthquakes in Western Asia

Last update: March 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm by By

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The list below shows the last 150 earthquakes >M3.5 in Western Asia as reported by the most important seismological agencies.
Western Asia = Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Bojnurd, Iran Jun 29 22:56 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Turkmenistan-iran Border Region Jun 29 22:56 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northeastern Iran Jun 29 22:56 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Turkey Jun 29 21:31 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Beirut, Lebanon Jun 29 13:24 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lebanon - Syria Region Jun 29 13:24 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Beirut - I was watching youtube on my bed and suddenly my bed shook a lot that I fell of it I asked my brother who was sitting on the couch if he felt it so he said yes and it was a nice ride and started laughing😂
  • Beirut - Slight fear
  • EMSC Central Iran Jun 28 15:07 3.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Jun 28 06:49 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Aegean Sea Jun 28 06:49 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Black Sea Jun 28 04:23 3.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Black Sea Jun 28 04:23 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea Jun 28 03:42 3.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 27 22:11 4.3 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 27 22:11 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Jun 27 22:11 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 27 21:34 4.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Jun 27 21:34 4.5 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuh Sefid, Iran Jun 26 05:38 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jun 26 05:38 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jun 25 20:14 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Jun 25 15:31 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Jun 25 05:40 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Korukoy, Turkey Jun 25 05:40 4.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 25 05:40 4.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jun 23 09:59 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jun 23 09:59 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 22 23:36 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Jun 22 23:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Jun 22 23:14 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Abdanan, Iran Jun 22 23:14 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Jun 22 21:05 3.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Jun 22 21:05 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Khvoy, Iran Jun 22 16:57 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-iran Border Region Jun 22 16:56 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northwestern Iran Jun 22 16:56 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-iran-iraq Border Region Jun 22 14:16 3.6 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-iran Border Region Jun 22 11:04 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-iran Border Region Jun 22 10:47 4.4 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Jun 22 10:47 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Turkmenbasy, Turkmenistan Jun 21 16:07 4.3 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkmenistan Jun 21 16:07 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jun 21 10:35 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 21 06:25 4.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 19 19:17 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 19 19:17 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshr Turkmenistan Jun 18 05:54 3.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwestern Iran Jun 18 03:28 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Jun 17 10:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Jun 17 10:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kerman, Iran Jun 17 10:03 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshore Azerbaijan Jun 16 19:32 3.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Jun 15 09:16 3.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Syria Jun 14 02:07 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Caspian Sea, Offshore Azerbaijan Jun 12 16:48 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshore Azerbaijan Jun 12 16:48 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jun 12 09:22 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Georgia (sak'art'velo) Jun 12 00:52 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea Jun 11 23:49 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Jun 11 10:30 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Jun 10 18:57 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Solhan, Turkey Jun 10 18:57 4.3 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Jun 10 18:57 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jun 08 06:01 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran Jun 07 22:04 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Jun 07 18:50 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Jun 07 04:09 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Demirtas, Turkey Jun 07 04:09 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jun 07 04:09 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jun 06 15:09 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Polis, Cyprus Jun 06 15:09 4.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region Jun 06 15:09 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jun 06 04:20 3.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Foca, Turkey Jun 05 20:26 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Aegean Sea Jun 05 20:26 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Cesme - In hotel room. Felt bed moving. From California, so immediate thought was earthquake. Confirmed it online.
  • EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Jun 05 20:26 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Izmir-Konak - It took 4 seconds.
  • EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Jun 05 17:24 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Jun 05 01:11 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jun 05 01:11 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 05 01:11 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Jun 04 10:23 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Jun 04 09:54 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Jun 04 09:54 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kerman, Iran Jun 04 09:54 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 04 02:56 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 04 02:56 4.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region Jun 04 02:23 4.3 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region Jun 04 02:22 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Polis, Cyprus Jun 04 02:22 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 03 22:34 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Jun 02 22:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Jun 02 22:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Owen Fracture Zone Region Jun 02 22:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey May 30 19:03 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gra Liyia, Greece May 30 00:10 4.1 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 30 00:10 4.2 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 30 00:10 4.2 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lar, Iran May 29 17:18 4.4 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 29 17:18 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 29 05:44 4.0 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 28 16:59 3.9 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshr Turkmenistan May 28 06:30 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 27 18:14 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Syria-iraq Border Region May 27 13:40 3.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region May 27 08:00 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 25 11:40 3.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 25 08:46 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nidri - Very strong, sharo but fast.
  • Sitia - Duidelijk voelbare beweging. Water in zwembad in beweging.
  • Crete island - i thought i feel dizzy
  • Kreta - Bett hat gewackelt
  • Hersonissos - A few seconds I felt shaking the earth I saw the hotel building and doors moving
  • Sitia - aucun dégât apparemment, mais étions dans le sous-sol d'un magasin, tout s'est mis à trembler y compris le sol et les murs! une employée est venue nous demander de sortir immédiatement dans la rue, ou nous avons retrouver le personnel ainsi que quelque client surpris et choqués.
  • sStia - Etions dans le sous-sol d'un magasin, tout s'est mis à trembler y compris le sol et les murs! une employée est venue nous demander de sortir immédiatement dans la rue, ou nous avons retrouver le personnel ainsi que quelque client surpris et choqués.
  • Sitia - aucun dégât apparemment, mais étions dans le sous-sol d'un magasin, tout s'est mis à trembler y compris le sol et les murs! une employée est venue nous demander de sortir immédiatement dans la rue, ou nous avons retrouver le personnel ainsi que quelque client surpris et choqués.
  • Sitia - Étions dans le sous-sol d'un magasin, tout s'est mis à trembler y compris le sol et les murs! une employée est venue nous demander de sortir immédiatement dans la rue, ou nous avons retrouver le personnel surpris et choqués.
  • Malia - Licht schudden van stoelen. Geen zichtbare schade
  • Kato Zakros - 2 x misschien 5 seconden flink schudden kort achter elkaar
  • USGS Palaikastron, Greece May 25 08:36 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 25 08:36 5.4 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 25 08:36 5.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran May 25 05:57 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran May 25 05:53 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran May 25 00:58 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 24 23:26 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 24 19:33 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkmenistan-iran Border Region May 24 17:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ashgabat - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Northeastern Iran May 24 17:52 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yemen May 24 17:43 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Arabian Peninsula May 24 17:43 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bani Bakr, Yemen May 24 17:43 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran May 24 15:32 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 24 15:15 3.6 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwestern Iran May 23 06:04 3.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 23 02:04 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg May 23 00:32 3.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Syria May 22 09:40 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran May 22 07:57 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-syria Border Region May 22 06:19 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 21 21:14 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bam, Iran May 20 11:59 4.5 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran May 20 11:59 4.5 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 17 19:33 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 17 10:57 3.8 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Iran May 17 00:03 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Jordan/syria Region May 16 09:14 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Syria May 16 09:14 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Egypt May 16 01:46 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Egypt May 16 01:46 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cairo - Nothing damaged around just feel the shake :-
  • Cairo - (it was lightly in our area but it seems some strong near red sea
  • Cairo - Earthquake in cairo egypt i felt it :/
  • Cairo - No damage. I just felt the tremor. The chandelier was swinging slowly.
  • Giza - No damages, just a shake.
  • Aqaba - Felt a slow left-to-right, heavy, rolling-type shake that lasted 7-8 seconds.
  • Dahab, South Sinai - My ground floor house shaked sideways moderately for 10 to 15 seconds followed by very weak shaking for another 10 to 15 sexonds
  • Dahab - De hond had mij wakker geblaft buiten in de tuin. niet veel later was het alsof iemand over het platte dag denderde en dan lig ik te schudden in mijn bed.Geen schade wel geschrokken
  • Dahab - I woke up from shaking. It felt strong.
  • Sharm El Sheikh - There were two shakes. The first one woke me up and short after the came the second one that lasted for about 10 seconds. Nothing was damaged as far as I know
  • Sanaa - We felt 3 earthquake in Sanaa and caused slight damages in some houses in specific areas.
  • Sharm el Sheikh - Vanmorgen 16-05 2016 om 4.15 uur een matige beving maar wel scheuren in het pleisterwerk van mijn woning.het nieuws zegt 5 op de schaal van Richter en ja,kastdeuren rammelden en de vloeren bewogen ongeveer 30 seconden.Twee weken geleden een lichtere beving.
  • USGS Dhahab, Egypt May 16 01:46 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region May 15 02:37 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 14 01:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran May 14 01:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Firuzabad, Iran May 14 01:19 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region May 13 23:22 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Burtunay, Russia May 13 21:17 5.0 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia May 13 21:17 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Caucasus May 13 21:17 5.0 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cyprus Region May 12 00:18 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nicosia - Scary
  • Nicosia - Strong enough to wake all neighbours, myself included.
  • Aradippou - Lasted quite a while
  • Larnaca - Scary
  • Mazotos - Scary
  • Larnaca - Woke up shaking
  • Nicosia - Woke me up
  • Nicosia - light shaking, no damages
  • Kiti - It woke us all up,
  • Larnaca Town - Wake up shaking at 0319 for about 10 seconds..All family members felt it. .live on third floor but was one of the strongest ever felt
  • Larnaca - Got scared like hell!!
  • Larnaca - Awaked by the earthquake. Very quick.
  • Larnaka - Aż siÄ™ obudziÅ‚am.
  • larnaca - Scary
  • Kalo chorio Larnaca - Got waken up by an earthquake. Was really scary i thought someone threw a bomb.
  • Oroklini - Was asleep in bed and the bed was shaking headboard banging on wall cupboard doors banging and air con was shaking on wall it terrified me as on holiday never experienced anything like it before scary
  • Oroklini - Horribleerrr
  • Aradippou - Very scared for the kids
  • Nicosia, Cyprus (4th floor building) - weak shaking woke me up
  • Aiga Anna Larnaca district - Wakened thinking someone was in my bedroom shaking my bed then heard a noise like thunder and felt whole house shake
  • Larnaca - Scary..sounded like a train.just had an aftershock
  • Pyla - Woke up. The bed was shaking with us. It stoped in a few seconds after waking up
  • Angleisides - The noise and movement woke me up but no damage that I am aware of at my house
  • Larnaca Lordos Beach Hotel - ich wurde wach weil etwas stark an meinem Bett rüttelte. Gleichzeitig rüttelte es an den Türen im Zimmer, das Haus bewegte sich hin und her, die Schiebetüren am Schrank gingen auf und Gläser bewegten sich auf dem Tisch. Das Bett bewegte sich hin und her und es war sehr laut überall. Andere Hotelgäste wurden auch wach, überall ging das Licht an....
  • Kalo Chorio Larnaca - Woke up to bed and house shaking.
  • Mosfiloti - 3:19 czasu lokalnego,drugi wstrzas 5:17,taksamo silny ale krotszy
  • Larnaca - A lot of dog barking before it hit and it was quite jerky. No damage.
  • pyla touristarea - Was best wel even heftig heb hier een ijzeren trap buiten die ging overmatig te keer was ook wel een twaalf seconden
  • Latsia - Was awake around 3am. Heard a chilling noise then doors and furniture started shaking.
  • Aradippou - I heard a bang and then things were shaking as well as my bed more than the previous times when we were hit by an earthquake. And I also felt the second tremor which took place at approx. 5am
  • Agioi Trimithias Nicosia - It woke me up. Seemed to have lasted longer than shakes in past
  • USGS Psevdhas, Cyprus May 12 00:18 4.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cyprus Region May 12 00:18 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 11 12:56 3.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGS – EMSC – GFZ – GEONET


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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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