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
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.
  • Kreta - Bett hat gewackelt
  • Sitia - Alles 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Kato Zakros - 2 x misschien 5 seconden flink schudden kort achter elkaar
  • 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 się obudziłam.
  • 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
    EMSC Southern Iran May 11 08:09 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 10 13:20 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kazerun, Iran May 10 13:20 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Persian Gulf May 10 06:28 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Firuzabad, Iran May 10 00:05 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 10 00:05 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey May 09 03:57 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden May 07 10:51 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden May 07 10:51 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sayhut, Yemen May 07 10:51 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 06 17:33 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Firuzabad, Iran May 06 17:33 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 05 19:56 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kilmia, Yemen May 05 18:21 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden May 05 18:21 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 05 07:34 3.8 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sayhut, Yemen May 05 07:01 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden May 05 07:01 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden May 05 07:01 5.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 04 20:56 3.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 03 10:40 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran May 03 07:03 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 01 02:55 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 29 23:36 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Apr 29 23:36 4.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 29 23:36 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 29 19:54 3.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Apr 28 13:07 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Apr 28 03:59 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Apr 27 18:59 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Apr 27 18:53 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshr Turkmenistan Apr 27 18:05 3.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Apr 27 17:11 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-syria Border Region Apr 26 11:51 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Borujen, Iran Apr 26 00:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Apr 26 00:33 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Apr 26 00:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Apr 25 00:56 3.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Iran Apr 24 15:18 4.5 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 24 15:18 4.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 23 19:54 3.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-syria Border Region Apr 23 19:51 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkey-syria Border Region Apr 23 19:32 3.8 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 23 12:15 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bereeda, Somalia Apr 21 12:21 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden Apr 21 12:21 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden Apr 21 12:21 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 20 15:49 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Apr 19 23:50 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xacmaz, Azerbaijan Apr 19 20:22 4.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshore Azerbaijan Apr 19 20:22 4.5 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Caspian Sea Apr 19 20:22 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Northern Iran Apr 18 21:14 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeastern Iran Apr 18 20:42 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 18 11:03 3.6 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Apr 18 07:10 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Apr 18 07:08 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nova Zagora, Bulgaria Apr 18 06:46 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Bulgaria Apr 18 06:46 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria Apr 18 06:46 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Apr 18 04:22 3.8 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 17 03:22 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Owen Fracture Zone Region Apr 16 16:29 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Owen Fracture Zone Region Apr 16 16:29 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tamrida, Yemen Apr 16 16:29 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Apr 16 14:29 3.8 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Apr 16 00:31 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ierapetra, Greece Apr 16 00:10 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ierapetra - Forte secousse qui nous a reveillés... Impressionant
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 00:10 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Lerapetra - Réveille par secousse a 3h ce matin
  • Ierapetra - Réveillé à 3h par une forte secousse, verres lits murs trembles
  • Ierapetra - Nous sommes en vacances à l ostria beach et nous avon été réveillé par un tremblement assez impressionnant
  • sitia - Bien ressenti les secousses ma bien réveillé avec les tremblements du lit
  • Athens - no damage, just a real feel of shaking, 5th floor.
  • Piraeus Perama - No damages
  • Pireaus - No damage, felt the shaking while sitting on couch
  • Egina - Nothing
  • GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 00:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Turkmenbasy, Turkmenistan Apr 14 14:23 4.5 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Turkmenistan Apr 14 14:23 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkmenistan Apr 14 14:23 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 14 01:30 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Iran Apr 13 13:01 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Abdanan, Iran Apr 12 14:10 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Apr 12 14:10 4.3 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 12 04:19 3.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 11 11:44 4.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Apr 10 15:06 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Al Qunfidhah, Saudi Arabia Apr 09 00:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Red Sea Apr 09 00:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Apr 08 15:17 3.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Apr 08 11:25 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Apr 07 11:11 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Apr 06 13:50 3.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Gulf Of Aden Apr 06 12:51 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bereeda, Somalia Apr 06 12:51 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of Aden Apr 06 12:51 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Apr 05 04:08 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Iran Apr 03 00:57 3.9 252 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 03 00:46 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lefkada - Shaking at bed
  • USGS Ierapetra, Greece Apr 03 00:46 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 03 00:46 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 01 14:30 4.5 88 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 01 14:30 4.5 95 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kefalonia - Felt very weak shaking, no sound. Feel shaking almost on a dayly basis.
  • Analipsi - Goed te voelen deze keer.
  • EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Apr 01 06:35 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ceyhan, Turkey Mar 31 21:33 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey Mar 31 21:33 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Mar 31 21:33 4.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Farsan, Iran Mar 31 07:15 4.9 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Mar 31 07:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Iran Mar 31 07:15 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Caucasus Region, Russia Mar 31 02:01 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    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.
    Structures :
    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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