Earthquakes in the world on March 11, 2013 (M4.5 or more) – M 4.7 earthquake in California

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M4.7 earthquake in the Borrego mountain range near Anza, California
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Moderate earthquake in northern Iraq, close to Turkish border
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Moderate earthquake off the coast of Kyushu, Japan
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Strong moderately dangerous earthquake in Xinjiang, China (near Kyrgyzstan border)
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Very strong earthquake off the coast of Papua New Guinea
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Mar 11 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Greece Mar 11 21:27 4.5 7 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Greece Mar 11 21:27 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Greece Mar 11 21:27 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Fiji Region Mar 11 19:47 4.6 489 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fiji Region Mar 11 19:46 4.8 300 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Mar 11 19:46 4.8 470 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Mar 11 18:13 4.5 125 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Mar 11 18:13 4.7 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sumbawa Region, Indonesia Mar 11 18:13 4.5 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 17:12 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 17:12 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 17:12 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern California Mar 11 16:56 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern California Mar 11 16:56 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern California Mar 11 16:56 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It
WCATWC 60 Miles Ne Of San Diego California Mar 11 16:56 5.2 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern California Mar 11 16:55 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Coachella CA - Just some slight shaking of the floor...no damage
  • Indio, CA - it only lasted about 3 seconds but it was shaking the walls in our house
  • National City, CA USA - We just felt a moderate oscillatory movement in our apartment today.
  • Brea, California - More like a rolling sensations only lasting 2 seconds
  • San Diego - Gently swaying
  • Hemet, ca - Felt a quick rumble & house movement
  • Lake Elsinore, CA - It was a rolling wave effect here.
  • San Diego - 20th floor swaying
  • Encinitas ca. - I felt minor movement as I was sitting on my couch. Plants swayed & l ceiling lamp pull-chains swayed.
  • 92592 - boom first
  • 92583 - Rolling earthquake
  • riverside, ca - building shook then felt a roll
  • Laguna Hills - weak rolling type
  • South Chino - Working on laptop, made the table shake and the house seemed to sway. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Palm Springs ca - at hotel..moderate shaking
  • orange - mild swaying no jolts no damage
  • Coronado, CA - It only lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Irvine - Very rolly feeling like a wave.
  • Corona CA - Long rumbling/not sharp
  • corona - moving in office
  • Poway, CA - Mild shaking, also had similar report from Wife in downtown San Diego - 25 miles south.
  • Anaheim hills - Very weak shake very quick
  • huntington park ca - Swaying
  • downtown 9th floor - slight rolling for a few seconds
  • Carlsbad - a jolt
  • Irvine, ca - Im on the 3rd floor @ work. It was shaking then rolling, shaking again & again rolling!!!!!
  • downotown little Italy col. salomon cdc - Felt little swaying
  • La Quinta - Felt like bus drove into house. It was loud.
  • Clairemont, CA - rocking and then swaying. Seems like it lasted a good 20 - 30 seconds
  • 92037 - Desk and floor shuddered
  • Chino, CA - warehouse type building where the city of Chino borders Chino Hills... felt a few good "roles"
  • Yucaipa, CA - It was very scare to feel the earthquake. But it didn't last very long.
  • Downtown Los Angeles - Light jolt and swaying on 42nd floor of Downtown Los Angeles high-rise office building (modern construction).
  • 29 Palms, Ca - House felt wavy for 3 - 4 seconds
  • Temecula , CA - Light shaking for 5 seconds followed by slight shake for 5 seconds. Was indoors at my desk and my mini blinds wand was swinging.
  • Encinitas, CA - it felt like a large animal jumped on the roof. very brief shaking
  • Fullerton, CA - Glass on wall vibrated and it felt like a sway or rocking
  • main side Camp Pendleton - I felt a rumble in my feet and heard a rumble in the walls.
  • Riverside - felt shaking on the first floor while watching tv
  • San Jacinto, CA - Noisy, then rolling
  • Murrieta CA - Was parked and felt car shaking
  • Scripps Ranch, San Diego - Heard roof creak
  • Compton - it woke me up at first i thought it was just me but no it felt like an earthquake.
  • Porta Vista Hotel 3rd floor - I felt a shake, then a rolling sensation like a wave.
  • verosparadise@yahoo.com - I'm in the second floor of my home and usually you can fell every movement. I move here three months ago and I was wondering how would it feel in case of an earthquak. Well today I felt it while I was in bed, the whole thing just shake. It was medium fast movements.
  • College Area,,San Diego - Windows shook, 3 shakes
  • Rancho Mirage - Noisy shaking lasted about 5 seconds
  • Cal Poly Pomona - Mild shaking. More like swaying side to side.
  • Whittier, ca - Felt like a roll side to side.
  • 92118 - Strong enough to keep my chandelier swinging for a few minutes!
  • Escondido - Felt like a mortar......not like a quake...
  • El Cajon, CA - It shook the cement walls at the office.. The computer monitors and desks shook... My co-work and I just looked at each other wondering if it was going to continue... but sadly it did not. TLC
  • Palm Springs, CA - I got up immediately went to a door frame. Shaking/rattling continued for ? 30 secs. at least.
  • La Mesa, CA - Everything on my walls were shaking.
  • San Diego - Heard it coming, rattled the house pretty good, nothing fell, several wall hangings are now off center, some small items wiggled a bit out of place.
  • La Quinta - moderate shaking - lasted several seconds
  • Los Alamitos, CA - Working on the computer and I started feeling back and forth shaking. Moved the blinds on the windows. only lasted a short time then stopped.
  • La Mirada - Light shaking and then rolls for about 10 seconds.
  • Vista, CA - Windows and cupboards shook, computer shimied.
  • Whittier, ca - Rolling motion
  • Lemon Grove, Ca - My large desk and all of the items on top of it clearly shook for ast least 6 seconds!
  • Encinitas - Moderate shaking for 10 seconds, then felt the roll. Made the house shake very strongly.
  • La Jolla - rolling. probably lasted 20 seconds.
  • Loma Linda, CA - Felt like and sounded like something fell on the house but the ground didn't shake too bad. Very loud.
  • Del Mar Heights - Swaying in my chair, heard the walls shake
  • 4669 murphy canyon rd, san diego, ca 921 - Brief 5 second shake not a jolt felt like a 4.9 quake
  • Eastlake Greens, Chula Vista, - Sitting at the computer at home. Felt light shaking. Short lived
  • EL CAJON - Windows and doors rattled,and ground shook.
  • Anaheim ca - Sitting down at the doctor and felt like I was on a swing
  • San Dimas - Mild but enough to feel the shake for about 3 seconds.
  • Temecula - I felt it shaking for a good 10 seconds.
  • 92127 - Felt shaking and could hear walls creaking and rattling.
  • Cherry Valley/Beaumont - It was a short "Snap" type of quake.....then about 5 seconds later.......it mellowed out.......
  • Palm Springs - Quick loud rumble followed by rapid vibrations. Windows rattled but chandelier didn't swing much.
  • Fullerton Ca - A shake and ten swaying for about 15 seconds
  • Long beach - felt like i was moving side to side wasnt bad
  • Clairemont (san diego), ca - Two distinct small wobbles while sitting in my chair. My wife walking around didn't notice it, when I mentioned it to her at the time.
  • San Marcos - It was a mild wave like feeling.
  • 92108 - on 2nd floor building. desk shook for about 10 seconds then was over.
  • Idyllwild Ca - House really shook....wondered if it was "the big one."
  • East San Diego - Felt like a wave went under my house, lasted just a few seconds, under 10 I'd say, glass doors shaking in my cabinets, man I hate earthquakes!!
  • Escondido - Just laying on the couch when everything got all shaky, shaky, shaky
  • Anaheim, CA 92802 - Week shaking and swaying, wife couldn't feel it.
  • Omni Hotel, San Diego - I was on the 14th floor of the hotel and felt the building shaking for a few seconds.
  • Carlsbad, CA - Rolling sensation on upper floor of home
  • La Quinta - At my desk on 2nd floor and it shook quite badly for about 15-20 seconds. Pretty scary!
  • Cathedral city - First it was a strong thud for 1 second, and concurrently felt the shock waves under my feet. I immediately looked at the chandelier but it was completely still without any motion.
  • SAN GABRIEL - IT FELT MORE LIKE A ROLLING EARTHQUAKE, GAVE ME A DIZZY FEELING.
  • La Mesa - I herd it before I felt it
  • Desert Hot Springs - Some shaking and rumbling.. spooked the dogs a little. No damage.
  • fallbrook, ca 92028 - Started with a slight boom with a little movement. After approximately five seconds the walls and blinds began moving along with the dogs barking. Lasted for another 5-10 seconds.
  • San Diego, CA 92121 - about 2 second shake, 5th floor of office building. enough to nauseate me.
  • San Diego Downtown - In my office when I felt a swaying for about 5-6 seconds.
  • Temecula - WORKING IN PECHANGA CASINO, HEARD RUMBELING ON FELT THE FLOOR SHAKING. SINCE WE ARE ON ROLLERS IT WENT INTO A WAVE FEELING
  • CA 92651 - Very like shake and roll ... about 10:15 a.m.
  • Santa Ysabel, CA - A BOOM and then the house jolted towards the west, then it was over.
  • La Puente - A quick jolt followed by some rolling. The towels started swaying and I could see the mouthwash swaying back and forth in the bottle.
  • Rowland Heights - Quick roll
  • Glendale, CA - Felt shaking, swaying motion on 8th floor of office building in Glendale
  • El Segundo - Lasted a long time.
  • indio, CA - I lost a plate off the top of my kitchen cabinets.
  • Claremont, CA - Swaying motion on second floor. Wheeled chairs did not move, and a co-worked didn't notice at all. Nothing rattled.
  • Alpine, CA 91901 - Felt like a boom. I though one of the big oak trees on the property fell down. All three of my dogs jumped up.
  • Murrieta - About 15 seconds, T.V. shook quite a bit, thought it might fall but no damage
  • Menifee 92585 - Boom, jolt and then wave. Didn't last long. Used to earthquakes but this got an audible OH OH OH we are having an earthquake on my business call and I can usually talk right through them.
  • SDCE RAMONA, CA - IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE WE HAD A 'LIGHT MODERATE' QUAKE. I WAS SITTING AT MY COMPUTER AND TIMED IT; SIX SECONDS OF MODERATE AND EIGHT SECONDS OF LIGHT. I HAD A BOTTLE OF WATER NEXT TO ME AND WAS ABLE TO TIME THE 'GIGGLING' OF THE WATER TO THE END OF THE QUAKE.
  • RAMONA SDCE, CA. - I MEASURED 14 SECONDS OF SHAKING: SIX MODERATE AND 8 LIGHT SECONDS TO THE END. I HAD A BOTTLE OF WATER NEXT TO ME AND WAS ABLE TO TIME THE QUAKE BY THE 'GIGGLING' OF WATER TO THE END.
  • Barton Rd & Mtn View - sitting at work and chair moved underneath enough to get my attention, lasted for approximately 8-10 seconds
  • Highland, CA - I was lying in bed and the bed shook for a second or two. I was upstairs. The rest of my family downstairs didn't feel it but my sister-in-law in Ramona, CA felt it and some in Texas reported feeling it.
  • Valencia, CA - There wasnt really any shaking or movement but it made me feel dizzy.
  • 92124 - it shook twice and enough for me to get up and run for the door
  • Vista, ca - At first it was like...is that an earthquake? Than a rumble and shaking for at least 7 to 10 seconds. It was pretty strong.
  • North Hollywood CA 91606 - While sitting at dining room table it started to move ever so slightly, enough to know there was an earthquake that had just taken place not far from Los Angeles.
  • LA PUENTE CA - sacudida fuerte seguida de otras chicas ,estaba parqueado pero todavia dentro del carro,pense' que algunos conocidos bromeaban empujando el carro volteo y no veo a nadie entonces supe que fue temblores.
  • Murrieta 92562 - Heard it (house creaked) before I felt it. Two distinct events, only 30 sec. apart maybe, with slight shaking. Pictures on wall vibrated a little bit. My 90 year old mother in law didn't notice.
  • Anza Borrego Hellhole Cyn - Very large rocks were rocking. We were on a ridge and I was leaning against a VW sized rock which moved back and forth several inches.
  • USGS Southern California Mar 11 16:55 4.7 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Mar 11 15:24 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Mar 11 15:24 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Iraq Mar 11 14:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Erbil, Iraq - Felt light shaking/way and crackling noice in the structure of the building (6-storey building on top of a hill 14 km N/E of Erbil (Arbil/Hawler) Kurdistan, Iraq.
  • Duhok - My husband and I both felt it as it happened. I was in an easy chair in the living room and felt the light movement and saw items shaking. He was seated in his office and experienced the same thing.
  • Iraq/Kurdistan region/ Duhok city - i am structural geology
  • Duhok iraq - I felt horrible I was in the kitchen and the earth started to shake so I was afraid that the house would fall down on me so I run away to outside the house
  • Duhok, Iraq - I was in a grocery store when I experience the feeling of an impact and then shaking of the building and boxes/containers falling off of shelves. Then it reduced to slight shaking for about 60-90 seconds. I could see the windows vibrating and then it was calm.
  • Erbil - I was in a teleconference meeting with colleagues in Houston, when we felt the room moving side to side. The movement was surprisingly large and lasted several seconds. We all stopped talking (in Erbil)and then I realized it was an earthquake. Wow.
  • A village near Duhok - I was in the bedroom trying to relax and listening to my music then suddenly felt my bed tottering from side to side and shaking windows and I also had heard a sound like a thunder storm and then quickly i ran from the room to the outside the house to see what is going on i saw some people in the street and told me it's an earth quake.
  • Duhok - It was quite a heavy shake and it felt longer than all the previous ones we've had the last couple of years. Everything was shaking and I thought the walls of our house would collapse any minute.
  • duhok city - i felt the 4.9 earthqak at 5 o'clock 58
  • Erbil - i was in buidling of 30 stories, when it was happened, and it was for 10sec continuous.
  • EMSC Iraq Mar 11 14:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • mosul - I felt the light movement and saw items shaking. She was seated in her office and experienced the same thing.
  • USGS Iraq Mar 11 14:57 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Sandwich Islands Region Mar 11 14:28 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region Mar 11 14:28 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 13:29 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 13:29 4.8 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 13:29 4.8 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Prince Edward Islands Region Mar 11 12:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Prince Edward Islands Region Mar 11 12:52 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Prince Edward Islands Region Mar 11 12:52 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 09:59 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 09:59 4.7 31 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 09:59 4.7 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 09:34 5.2 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 09:34 5.2 28 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 09:34 5.3 32 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 08:22 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 08:22 5.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 08:22 4.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 11 07:58 4.4 25 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 11 07:58 4.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Manuel Antonio - first earthquake experience, so we chose "strong shaking"
  • Escazu - Very late at night, I was sitting on my friend's balcony, and I felt the earth move a little bit. It was just one little jolt. My friend was sitting next to me and she did not feel anything, but I was sure that I felt it and I knew it came from the earth below us. I have only been through one earthquake previously, and that was last August, when I was in Santa Theresa, Costa Rica and an earthquake occurred off the coast of Samara.
  • EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 06:56 4.7 53 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 06:56 4.6 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Mar 11 06:56 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 11 06:21 4.7 183 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 11 06:21 4.7 184 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 06:21 4.6 183 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 05:34 5.0 161 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 05:34 5.0 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kyushu, Japan Mar 11 05:34 4.8 163 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fiji Region Mar 11 03:03 4.7 613 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Region Mar 11 03:03 4.8 612 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Mar 11 03:03 5.0 601 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 11 03:01 5.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kyrgyzstan-xinjiang Border Reg. Mar 11 03:01 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 11 03:01 5.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 02:30 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 02:30 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 02:30 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 02:20 4.7 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 02:20 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 02:15 4.9 34 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 02:15 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 02:15 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 01:56 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 01:56 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 01:48 5.1 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 01:48 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 01:48 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 01:43 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 01:43 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 01:43 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Coquimbo, Chile Mar 11 01:37 4.5 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Coquimbo, Chile Mar 11 01:37 4.5 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Coquimbo, Chile Mar 11 00:42 4.4 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 11 00:05 4.9 57 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 00:05 5.0 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. Mar 11 00:05 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET (New Zealand only)

    Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

    New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 10 22:51 PM 6.7 28

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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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