Moderate earthquake along the Cuba coast – Also felt in Key West (Florida)

Last update: January 10, 2014 at 10:20 am by By

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Update January 10 10:18 UTC : This is the latest bulletin of the official Cuban newspaper Granma :
Sismo perceptible en varias provincias
A las 3:57 p.m., de ayer, la Red de Estaciones del Servicio Sismológico Nacional cubano registró un sismo localizado en las coordenadas 23.39 Latitud Norte y los 80.99 Longitud Oeste a 73,7 km al Noreste de Varadero, en la provincia de Matanzas, a una profundidad de 20 km y una magnitud de 4,9 en la escala Richter.
Se han recibido reportes de perceptibilidad en La Habana, en Corralillo y Sagua la Grande en la provincia de Villa Clara, en Varadero y Jagüey Grande en la provincia de Matanzas.
No se reportan daños materiales ni humanos.
= NO damage has been reported due to this earthquake

Update 22:59 UTC : Cubans are reporting that the shaking lasted for about 30 seconds and that the Cuban Seismological agency had reduced the Magnitude of the earthquake to M4.9

Update 22:45 UTC : No reports of damage so far. The earthquake was of course felt in La Havana were 2 buildings were temporarily evacuated

Update : Such an earthquake may at max. give some current at the beaches but certainly NO tsunami. A Magnitude of M7 or more is needed to have enough energy to generate a tsunami.

Update 22:08 UTC : The picture below is from a seismograph installed in Florida and reported over the Internet by the seismological service of Nicaragua. It can be of a better quality, but one can see very well at the bottom when the earthquake started.

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Update 21:52 UTC : We would not be surprised that minor damage would be inflicted in Cuba in the La Teja – Coralillio area. The distance from the epicenter to these cities is normally big enough to avoid damage but the location of the epicenter has always a relatively big error margin.

Typical houses in Coralillo, Cuba - Image courtesy TinTin collection

Typical houses in Coralillo, Cuba – Image courtesy TinTin collection

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Update 21:43 UTC : Nobody has reported damage yet in Cuba (excluded in the USA). The epicenter being into the sea, the impact of the shaking will be limited. Weak shaking was reported in Key West and in Havana.

The earthquake was in fact along the Cuban coast, but was also felt in the Key West peninsula. A very unusual location for an earthquake !

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38km (24mi) N of Corralillo, Cuba 51km (32mi) NE of Marti, Cuba 66km (41mi) ENE of Varadero, Cuba 67km (42mi) ENE of Cardenas, Cuba 180km (112mi) E of Havana, Cuba

Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 5 Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-01-09 15:57:44 GMT/UTC Time : 2014-01-09 20:57:44 Depth (Hypocenter)  : 7 km Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
WCATWC 110 Miles Se Of Key West Florida Jan 09 20:58 5.0 19 MAP I Felt It
  • Marathon - very light rumbling for approx. 10-15 seconds
  • Lake Mary - felt building shake, 4th floor
  • Lake Mary, FL - 2 separate instances, seconds apart, with the second shaking less duration than the first which was about 4 or 5 seconds for the first instance.
  • Key West - Not really shaking. Felt a short rolling similar to what I had felt in California. Otherwise one would think it was a jolt to the building, bad construction.
  • Key West, FL - I was sitting at my desk at work on the second floor and the building did a slight wave movement to the right. It was kind of freaky.
  • Fort Myers, FL - Blinds, calendars and computer monitors moved. People felt the office building swing or move.
  • Fort Myers, FL - Felt building shake, fourth floor
  • Dania Beach - No damage. Just a slight shaking of the building for about 15 seconds. Only felt on the upper floors.
  • Sarasota, FL - About 15 people in my 3rd floor business office, who were sitting in chairs working, suddently stood up reporting their chairs were shaking side to side, or they felt like they were having an equilibrium problem. No damage.
  • St. Petersburg - the entire office barely felt just slight movement/swaying. We are a 4th floor office.
  • Naples - 6th floor of building - mild swaying
  • Marathon - Mild tremor felt as I was sitting on balcony. Lasted 10-15 seconds.
  • Key West - I was sitting at my desk and it seems as though the lights had dimmed and I felt a slight wave.
  • Key West - No damage - very definite light shaking on couch on 3rd floor condo.
  • Fort Myers - Inside a 4 story office building. Felt weak shaking.
  • Oviedo - 1 story building. Floor and desks shaking. could fee with feet on the floor and elbows on the desks.
  • Key West Fl - Mild shaking approximately 10 seconds. No damage (4th floor), knew it was a quake immediately because I was near the DC area quake.
  • Naples - I was sitting at my desk at work on the second floor and the building did a slight wave movement to the right.
  • St. Petersburg - Felt building shaking on 8th and 9th floors of office tower. Window blinds shook against office windows.
  • Key West - There is no damage - we are at work and we felt a minor shaking.
  • Saint Petersburg, FL - Rocked my chair back and forth for a few seconds
  • n fort Myers - I was in publix and it felt as if a freight train went by the building. Light shaking and a rumble like thunder probably from the building shaking.
  • Jacksonville - Felt bedroom shake & it was enough to concern me.
  • Palm Beach - Rumbling sound.
  • Dania Beach, FL - Nothing was damaged. I am on the 5th floor of a building on the beach and it caused the building to sway
  • South Miami - Very Weak Shake on 4th floor of a building
  • miami - felt a rolling in downtown Miami
  • Little torch key - Lived in San Fran for many years and knew immediately what it was. Clothes, belts and purses hanging in closet were swaying.
  • Weston, FL - Weak saying for about 8 seconds. Fourth floor @ Cleveland Clinic
  • Key west florida - It was scary never felt a earthquake before
  • Orlando - Felt light shaking on the 7th and 8th floor of the hospital. No damage.
  • Boca Raton, FL - Subtle shaking in building that 2 floors felt
  • Islamorada, Fl - Felt the couch and chair move. Ceiling fan and hanging lights were shaking for about 45 sec.
  • Key West - Sitting at my desk, ground floor. Felt building sway - light shaking.
  • Miami Beach - 12floor of building on the beach. felt building swaying. felt as though equilibrium was off. there were about 4 others that felt it in our office.
  • Key West FL - Felt two episodes of light rocking, about 5 sec duration each, and 5 sec apart. Third story of condo building. No apparent damage.
  • Fort Myers beach - Window blinds & my office chair swayed.
  • St petersburg - Felt in in our 6th floor apartment
  • Fort Myers - Our chairs moved and shook while sitting at our desk. Didn't hear anything on desks or tables fall or anything but we did feel it.
  • okeechobee county - I was outside and heard my metal building making noise and vibrations. my friend was on a boat in the lake. He said the water rippled said it was awesome.
  • Key West - Third floor of office building, thought there was an issue with the building, but then realized what it was.
  • Key West - light shaking
  • Fort Myers - Third floor of building. Felt shaking with elbows on the chair. Floor swaying beneath my feet. Dizzy feeling.
  • Fort Lauderdale - Can't explain what I felt except for like a rock; I thought I might have had a dizzy flash. Then I saw there was an earthquake and connected the dots.
  • St. Petersburg - 8th floor office building - felt sway and blinds swaying back and forth
  • Tampa - Felt like my office chair was moving side to side. Thought I was feeling dizzy.
  • Sugarloaf Key - Felt rolling for 10-12 seconds
  • Key Colony Beach, FL - House vibrated for 15 seconds
  • Jupiter, Florida - I felt my chair lightly moving back and forth for 10-15 seconds.
  • Sunny Isles Beach - Was felt on the 43rd floor of a high rise building located on the beach. Chandeliers shook and hanging decor swayed for a few seconds. Felt a mild tremble.
  • Deerfield Beach, FL - Third floor of a 4-story office building. 5-10 seconds of slight swaying. I thought I had vertigo.
  • Saint Petersburg, FL - Blinds started shaking from side to side. Lasted 5-10 seconds. I'm on the 8th floor of my building.
  • Key West - On edge of Stock Island. Felt swaying and watched the lamps, ceiling fixtures shaking. The roof and walls of the condo were cracking and popping for about 10 seconds.
  • West Miramar - I thought the 15 second long rumbling and shaking we're due to blastings usually done in the area, however these were much stronger and louder than anything I have ever experienced. It struck me us odd, even commented to myself, "Wow, that was a strong one". After seeing the news I now know it was an earthquake and not the usual blasting.
  • Big Pine Key - 2x 10sec of vibration
  • Boca Raton - Mild vibrations.
  • Cape Coral - Didn't actually feel the shaking but heard the bookcase in my office making a strange noise as if it was vibrating.
  • Key West - I was sitting in my office (2nd floor) behind the computer and clearly felt my armchair swaying for a few seconds. A coworker of mine came and said "did you feel that?" At that time we were at least half a dozen having felt the slight tremor. No damages that I know of to any building.
  • Palm Beach - Didn't feel movement of the building, saw chandelier swaying back and forth for approximately 5 minutes at 4pm EST.
  • NY, NY - Felt strong shaking
  • N. Ft. Myers Fl. - Felt it from my inner ear. I felt an equilibrium imbalance. 3 waves then gone.
  • lake mary, fl - This is Erin Kent at WOFL-TV in Orlando Florida. Is there someone we could speak with about getting in contact with the people in Orlando and Lake Mary who commented about the earthquake near Cuba today? My number is 407-942-8022. Thanks!
  • Sarasota, FL - Suddenly felt very dizzy (like vertigo) for about a minute. Checked clock. 4:01pm. Feeling passed shortly after that. Made sense once I heard about the timing of the earthquake!
  • Sarasota - Felt my condo building sway back and forth. Long enough to look around anotice the clothes hanging in my closet were moving along withthe building, and items on my desk moving too. How crazy?!
  • Marco Island, Fl - I felt weak shaking. My house is elevated 15 feet above sea level. No damage.
  • Key West - No Damage that I have found. It felt like the old Magic Fingers Beds for about 15-20 seconds. Very strange. Earthquakes this far south??
  • Miami - I thought it was my feeling dizziness & as if the building swayed relaized after an hour when I left work that it was an earthquake in cuba
  • Venice, FL - felt slight movement and lamp shaked
  • miami - I felt dizziness & the building swaying & thought it was me until an hour later I heard on the radii that it was a quake
  • St. Pete Beach - Swaying motion side-to-side of our 4th floor condo. Chandelier crystals rattled and home-office chair rocked for a few seconds
  • Key west - I live on the 3rd floor in Key West, in a condo right across from Smather's beach. I felt the building swaying and had no idea what it was. It lasted less than a minute, I believe.
  • broooklyn ny - Thought it was a truck going by apartment building.
  • Sarasota, fl - I heard a loud boom this afternoon, but didn't take note of the time. I think it was well before the reported time of the earthquake, but it was definitely a loud booming sound. Now, I am researching about booms being heard before earthquakes or as a result of smaller quakes. I didn't feel any shaking, but this report requires me to select a level of intensity.
  • Niceville, Florida - Light fixture on ceiling fell to floor.
  • Miami - Felt shacking at metro rail station
  • knights key marathon fl - i was startled by the light shaking, thought someone was in the storage compartments of the rv, then learned on the news there was an earthquake in Cuba
  • Marathon, FL - I was standing by the road and it felt like it feels when you're standing on a bridge and a big truck shakes the road, except that I wasn't on a bridge. It lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Boca Raton, FL - At my desk at work and it felt like the building was swaying side to side.It lasted a few seconds then went away. It then happened a 2nd time for a few seconds. It felt strange and I thought maybe I was dizzy.
  • Key West - In bed with wife, bed was shaking, sort of scary
  • Sarasota - On 10th floor, chair started swaying/rocking side to side. Lasted approximately 5-10 seconds. No damage.
  • Fort myers - No damage ..on the 4th floor building felt like it was moving..vertigo like feeling..20 or 30 seconds
  • Cape Coral - Dizzy feeling, lights shaking dog running and hiding in closet
  • Palmetto - 4th floor, felt the building swaying and chains on fan (not on) where swaying back and forth. No damage noted to building
  • St.Petersburg - I am on the 8th floor of my office building - felt a rolling sensation like the building was rolling over waves. Everyone felt it. Coworkers in the building next to mine felt the swaying as well.
  • plant city - Kitchen oven shooked alarm went off on oven, no damages.
  • Bonita Springs - No damage but I heard objects falling somewhere on higher floor
  • Naples - Naples Fl, 7th floor office, Suddenly while sitting my equilibrium was off, felt dizzy.
  • Sarasota - 4pm - I was on top floor of a 10 story office building typing at my desk when I felt the building swaying side to side, became a bit dizzy, noticed blinds also swaying side to side. Asked my co-worker if it was typical for this building to move in high winds when he noticed same thing. Very bizarre disorienting feeling lasted about a minute. No damage.
  • Jacksonville - felt light headed and belance in gait appeared disrupted
  • Key West - Was is bathtub on third floor of condo when shaking started. Lasted about 10-15 seconds.
  • Melbourne, Florida - Son and I felt the tremor and heard the rumble around 03:30 pm near a construction site for a new parking lot in downtown Melbourne. We noted that there wear no damage at this time. The experience lasted 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Key Colony Beach, FL - Felt two episodes of light swaying about 5 to 10 seconds apart as my husband and I were seated in vacation rental on beach. We went outside to be safe. We were not alarmed really. Did wonder what alarm system the keys have for possible tsunami. No one seems to know.
  • Casselberry - (Last night prior to earthquake) Woke up from sleep from echo sounds./No shaking Very large but subtle. Underground. Not sure if this is related or not. No damage but interesting and unique.
  • Naples - felt shaking but did not think notthing of it, but my head started to hurt severly like a bad migraine headache has lasted all day and night wow
  • Tampa - The blinds on my office window (9th floor) shook just enough to begin clanking against the wall for approx 15 seconds.
  • Naples - I live on the 12th floor. At 4pm today Jan 9th. I was sitting on my dinning table on my computer, when I felt a slight wave and saw my computer, dining table and chandelier move. I immediately got concerned and stood up and it happened again.
  • Sarasota, FL 34239 - Sitting in living rm chair on computer, I did not feel shaking but felt, heard a rumbling vibration, that passed under the house. Sounded like a large truck,making a noise as if it was 'trying' to change, shift gears from a low to higher gear, struggling. Not really moving fast heard it come, passed under house and went north west. One floor house, ground floor cement foundation with tile over original terrazzo floor (circa 1965 approx) No shaking or dizziness. Low vibration made me take notic
  • Knights Key Fl - felt the shaking as i was sitting in my rv, The couch and chair were shaking.
  • Bay Lake, Fl. - No shaking felt.
  • St. Petersburg, FL - I am on the 3rd floor of a condominium building. I felt the shaking and earth movement - it was strong enough to immediately capture my attention. I recognized this as an earthquake right away - if you've ever felt an earthquake before, you know it - there is nothing else like it. As I was looking around my unit during the shaking, I noticed that my flat-screen TVs, which are on stands, started swaying. Nothing rattled but it was definitely strong enough to be very noticeable indoors.
  • Naples - Sitting at my desk and felt light movement of entire building - momomentary
  • Sarasota - On the 8th floor of the Courthouse Center building and felt like I had a vertigo issue. Then saw the blinds sway and realized it was a tremor. Lasted a couple of minutes.
  • Key West - I was on my couch and was washing cloths, I just assumed it was my washer shaking harder or having a problem. I even went to check it but it was fine. I didn't realize we had a earthquake till I seen the news.
  • Key West - No damage but definite shaking. Seemed like it came twice.
  • Sarasota - No damage.. but enough to scare the dickins out of us. Everything was moving from side to side, it seem to last 3 to 5 minutes.. Only the side of the building facing the gulf seem to feel it.
  • Tampa - Three of us in our office who were seated at the time felt a shaking. Really we all thought it was a body or muscle related incident rather than environmental. It was only when someone mentioned it that we all realized it was more.
  • orange park - When I was walking home from Winn-Dixie I could feel a sense of foreboding and also I noticed a lack of balance.
  • Homestead - Felt the pressure in my head and noticed my blinds shacking
  • St. Petersburg - My computer monitor and chair shook back and forth and my window blinds smacked back and forth against the walls on the 6th floor of our office building. No damage
  • Marci Island, Florida - More swaying. On 7th floor...
  • Aventura - Sitting at my desk and felt more of a swaying than shaking.
  • Lake Placid - No damage.
  • Casa Marina Neighborhood - Sitting in chair in apt. on computer - would have thought nothing of , except I was stone cold sober . The chair felt to be swaying side-to-side . Didn't realize it was earthquake until talking with co-workers this morning . Probably lasted 15-30 seconds . COOL :)
  • Orlando - On the 16th floor of the hotel and my husband and I felt a slight shaking. We looked outside because it was raining and thought it might be wind but it wasn't windy outside. Then someone else next door to us felt it too.
  • Orlando - On 16th floor of hotel and felt shaking. Lasted 15-20 seconds. Thought it mighthavebeenwind or construction outside then heard about the earthquake.
  • Key West - I was at my desk and thought I was getting dizzy. I felt like I was swaying. It lasted about 30 seconds with a pause in the middle. I was planning to see a doctor until I heard what it was.
  • Treasure Island Fl - 9th floor concrete condo,total 10 Flrs, recognized e-quake immediately ,wife also, time lapse approximately.30seconds,motion experience, fluid rolling definition , phoned my neighbour to report experience ,
  • Varadero - was at the beach, just laid down and felt the ground shaking.
  • Tampa - No apparent damage has been noted, yet. I felt my compute shaking. My son-in-law felt it in bed. No one else in the house felt anything. I have not seen any earthquake report for this area. It was a mild tremor that is for sure. Could you find out for me. If it was a real tremor, please?
  • Palm Springs - 3 of us girls from work were shocked to discover we experienced the same tremor that shook our windows twice at around 4 p.m. We represent Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Palm Springs, FL.
  • Varadero - My husband and I were laying in bed when this happened,we were on the 3rd floor of our building at the resort where we are staying. All of a sudden glasses started tingling, we felt slight movement of the building and looked at each other and said holy crap that was an earthquake. we had a beautiful day and at supper tonight everyone was discussing what happened this morning. A lady from Ontario, Canada sayed she went on the internet and read about thet earthquake. We leave tomorrow for home in
  • USGS Corralillo, Cuba Jan 09 20:57 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It
  • La Habana - Se movió como por 6-10 segundos el monitor y la mesa de trabajo muy levemente hacia delante y hacia detrás
  • Varadero - Was outside at resort felt ground shaking.. Power and water knocked out for a few hours
  • Varadero - low rumble sound followed by 10 seconds of gentle shakes. No damage
  • Veradero - Moderate shaking and rumble felt on second floor of building lasting 15 seconds or so with less intense swaying for several seconds after. No after who is felt and no damage seen.
  • Varadero - We were on vacations, sitting by the beach. It shake for 20-25 sec.
  • Varadero - short shaking. no damage
  • Veradero - Was sunbathing by the pool and felt vibrations which lasted for about 30 seconds.
  • Varadero - On vacation sitting poolside shook for 25-30 seconds with long ripples across the pool( no aftershocks felt) . People at the beach felt nothing. Lost power for a few hours. Resort staff were completely freaked out as they have not had earthquakes in this area of the country.
  • Varadero - Lying outside beside pool on the sunbed relaxing, felt as though someone was repeatedly pushing (gently) on the back of my sunbed. Only myself and a family near me seemed to feel it. Lasted approx. 30seconds
  • Varadero - Op vakantie in Varadero - we waren op onze kamer, hotelgebouw daverde flink, al bij al toch angstig moment
  • EMSC Cuba Region Jan 09 20:57 5.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Varadero - On holiday in Varadero. Hotel shook pretty good.
  • Varadero - My wife and I were at the beach (Mercure Playa del Oro resort), sunbathing on beach chairs. I was writing my diary at the time when it happened. The shaking was coming from underneath, like we are on a giant trampoline. I wrote down the time immediately. My watch showed it was 4pm, and the shaking lasted for 8-10 seconds.
  • Varadero - Pas de Dégâts mais les bouteilles dans le bar se promenaient un peu et dans les chambres ca bougaient le divan se déplaçait du mur.
  • GEOFON Cuba Region Jan 09 20:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Corralillo, Cuba Jan 09 20:57 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO


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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) ?
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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.
    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.
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    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) ?
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    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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