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Very strong earthquake at a safe distance out of the coast shakes Southern California and Northern Mexico (December 15, 2012)
- Moderate earthquake in the San Fransisco Bay Area (March 5, 2012)
- Strong earthquake in the greater Eureka area (February 13, 2012)
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Northern California, USA (October 27, 2011)
- 2 shallow earthquakes strike near Berkeley, San Fransisco (October 20, 2011)
- Moderate earthquake near Riverside, California, USA (September 14, 2011)
- Moderate shallow quake in Central California (August 27, 2011)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Offshore Northern California Jun 23 22:39 3.9 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Near Coast Of N. California Jun 23 03:53 5.6 10 MAP
EMSC Northern California Jun 23 03:27 3.3 9 MAP
EMSC Central California Jun 22 13:29 3.1 8 MAP
EMSC Southern California Jun 22 12:05 3.0 10 MAP
EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 21 20:10 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 20 14:06 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern California Jun 19 23:57 3.1 2 MAP
EMSC Northern California Jun 19 14:36 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hopland - Lasted about 5 seconds I think I was sleeping and my house and bed started shaking it woke me up
  • EMSC Central California Jun 18 20:56 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Jun 16 01:48 3.2 2 MAP
    EMSC Southern California Jun 15 05:25 3.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Jun 14 22:59 3.2 11 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 14 21:19 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pacifica - Wife and I felt a bump in the house. Both of said at the same time “hmm earthquake “
  • EMSC Northern California Jun 14 17:43 3.1 1 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 14 06:20 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 13 20:52 4.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ontario - The ground and walls were shaking, but nothing fell or shook severely.
  • EMSC Southern California Jun 13 12:38 3.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California Jun 13 00:07 3.7 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bishop, California Jun 12 18:16 3.4 0 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Jun 11 20:58 3.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 11 18:05 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Jun 11 07:46 4.1 2 MAP
    EMSC Central California Jun 11 07:31 3.1 8 MAP
    EMSC Southern California Jun 10 12:12 3.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Jun 10 02:41 3.5 11 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 09 17:22 3.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Menifee - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Central California Jun 08 10:28 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Jun 07 20:59 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 07 13:41 4.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Jun 07 03:51 2.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Channel Islands, California Jun 06 11:18 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California Jun 05 22:33 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Jun 05 17:19 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California Jun 05 14:32 4.3 8 MAP
    GEOFON Off Coast Of California Jun 05 10:47 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro - A second or two. Bed shook. Thought my cat had jumped on it. Little stronger than the cat could shake it.
  • Irvine, CA - Very weak shaking
  • San Pedro - Light shaking
  • Hermosa Beach - It felt like a rumble & it rolled through our town house
  • Manhattan Beach - Weak shaking
  • Huntington Beach - Light shaking
  • EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California Jun 05 10:47 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cerritos - Very weak shaking
  • Cerritos - No damage, lasted under 3 seconds
  • Irvine - Around 2 seconds. Minor shaking. 3:47 am June 5th
  • Newport Coast - Weak shaking
  • Huntington Beach - 5 seconds no damage
  • San Pedro - Very weak shaking
  • Redondo beach - Felt like a golf 20 secs or so
  • Huntington Beach - Lasted about 3-4 seconds. Heard the house making cracks and pops about 2 seconds before I felt anything. No damage
  • Westminster - Working in home office. Felt my chair pull to the left and then to the right. Lasted approx 2 seconds.
  • CERRITOS - No damage to the property. Lasted three seconds around 3:48 a.m.
  • Anahem - It woke me up from a sound sleep @0346 the building was moving and let a small cracking noise. Was debating waking the kids to duck and cover
  • San Juan Capistrano - Woke me up at 3:48 only shook a couple of seconds, no damage.
  • EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 05 09:52 3.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Jun 04 04:34 3.3 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Fontana - Felt 4 so far back to back about
  • EMSC Northern California Jun 04 01:44 3.9 2 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 03 07:21 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 03 06:54 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 03 06:47 3.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Jun 03 05:38 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Jun 02 20:04 3.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Northern California May 31 00:17 3.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Riverside - Light shaking
  • Alta Loma - Light rolling sensation
  • EMSC Northern California May 29 19:14 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • London Ontario - Knocked things over on my table, and knocked bread off the top of my fridge
  • EMSC Northern California May 29 16:23 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bakersfield - Moved my tv and frames 3 seconds or so
  • EMSC Baja California Sur, Mexico May 29 09:15 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 23 05:09 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 22 06:53 3.4 1 MAP
    EMSC Northern California May 22 06:51 3.2 2 MAP
    EMSC Northern California May 21 17:19 3.8 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Loleta, California - Standing in my kitchen at 10:19 AM May 21, sudden, very mild shaking back and forth in one direction, approximately east west, lasted 3 to 5 seconds. No damage.
  • EMSC Baja California, Mexico May 21 15:47 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Rosarito Beach - No damage, light shaking, windows rattling.
  • EMSC Offshore Northern California May 20 11:15 2.9 2 MAP
    EMSC Central California May 19 10:49 3.3 9 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 19 05:13 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 19 00:14 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 18 14:51 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California May 17 17:08 3.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 13 20:45 3.0 4 MAP
    EMSC Central California May 13 03:23 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pismo Beach, CA - The shaking lasted for 10-15 seconds. No damage noticed.
  • Folsom - Could have been my imagination. Lasted about a second or two
  • EMSC Gulf Of California May 12 16:09 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Northern California May 11 22:11 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 11 06:32 4.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 11 05:53 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 10 20:07 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 10 20:03 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 10 19:28 4.0 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Fresno, CA - Light shaking
  • EMSC Gulf Of California May 10 18:14 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 10 17:21 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 10 17:05 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California May 10 03:36 2.9 1 MAP
    USGS Ferndale, California May 09 07:14 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Baja California, Mexico May 09 06:14 3.8 9 MAP
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California May 08 21:29 2.9 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California May 08 16:14 3.5 11 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 05 13:03 4.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California May 05 07:12 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California May 05 06:47 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of N. California May 05 06:47 5.1 10 MAP
    USGS Ferndale, California May 05 06:46 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California May 05 06:46 4.8 10 MAP
    USGS Off The Coast Of Northern California May 05 06:32 4.3 10 MAP
    USGS Ferndale, California May 05 06:29 3.3 10 MAP
    USGS Off The Coast Of Northern California May 05 04:17 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California May 04 11:24 3.0 30 MAP
    EMSC Central California May 03 10:05 3.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Central California May 03 05:22 3.3 5 MAP
    EMSC Channel Islands Reg., California May 03 04:11 3.0 0 MAP
    EMSC Northern California May 03 00:52 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pomona - Like 8 seconds
  • EMSC Northern California May 02 05:17 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico May 02 00:56 3.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California May 01 21:04 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • SAN JUAN - Moderate shaking
  • Calistoga - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Central California May 01 17:41 2.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California May 01 00:26 2.9 -1 MAP
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 30 20:32 3.3 15 MAP
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 30 20:31 3.3 20 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Central California Apr 30 17:10 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 30 16:46 3.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 30 15:13 3.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 29 19:52 3.2 3 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Apr 29 19:42 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Oakland - It was abrupt- loud, house took a strong jolt.
  • EMSC Central California Apr 29 17:46 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Apr 29 17:37 3.8 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 29 12:21 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 29 07:16 4.2 4 MAP
    USGS Willits, California Apr 29 07:16 4.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Willits - Light shaking
  • Ukiah - While sleeping..christal hanging from my zealing is still dangling
  • Redwood Valley - Less than ten seconds. Strong jolt and then moderate shaking.
  • Potter Valley, California - Strong shaking
  • Willits ca - One second. 12:16 am. House shook
  • Willits - A sharp shaking for 20 seconds. No structure damage.
  • Mendocino - Woke me up with rumbling, knew immediately it was an earthquake. Nothing fell over, so relieved it was mild here, but concerned how strong at epicenter. Yes, I've got go-bags and food in car at all times. Hey,it's California.
  • Willits - Woke us up approximately 5 seconds of shaking. Dresser drawers rolled open and hat fell off bureau.
  • Willits - Rumble n shaking about 6 seconds, pretty strong n loud
  • Redwoôd Valley - Awakened by Jolt! Did not last long. No damage.
  • Willits - It woke me up it was loud and shook my whole house. After little rolling felt for a bit. It seemed like a few seconds. It was scary my house was creaking.
  • LAKEPORT - Shaking for about 4 seconds. No Damage
  • willits ca - 6 seconds
  • EMSC Southern California Apr 29 00:13 3.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mendocino - Lasted 1-2 seconds, no damage
  • EMSC Northern California Apr 27 12:33 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Monterey - Going up a hill get like floor rolled. Paused & it happened one more time same strength level.
  • EMSC Offshore Northern California Apr 27 02:38 3.3 20 MAP
    EMSC Southern California Apr 25 15:09 3.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Apr 24 16:47 3.1 19 MAP
    USGS Ferndale, California Apr 23 17:53 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Apr 23 09:42 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Apr 23 03:24 3.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 23 03:11 2.9 24 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Baja California, Mexico Apr 22 22:19 3.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Apr 22 08:12 3.4 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Apr 22 05:45 3.5 8 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Apr 21 16:38 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 20 14:41 4.4 13 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 20 09:05 3.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Piedmont - Woke me up from sleep.
  • EMSC Offshore Northern California Apr 19 23:17 3.0 0 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 19 04:33 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 19 02:53 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 18 22:53 2.9 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 18 21:35 2.9 13 MAP
    EMSC Central California Apr 18 03:15 3.1 0 MAP
    EMSC Central California Apr 17 12:08 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Torrance - Weak shaking
  • Tipton - Strong shaking
  • Gustine - Only lasted about 20 seconds or so.
  • EMSC Central California Apr 15 17:55 4.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bishop ca - Shaking bed
  • EMSC Central California Apr 15 15:58 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bishop - Just one quick jerk.
  • EMSC Southern California Apr 15 15:21 3.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Central California Apr 15 14:19 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 15 11:54 4.2 1 MAP
    EMSC Central California Apr 14 17:58 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 13 18:59 2.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santa Cruz, CA - a few seconds, nothing damaged
  • Aptos - A very strong jolt. The whole house felt like it shifted hard ! Scared the dog awake and scared me ! It made a loud noise as well.
  • EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 13 00:39 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 12 21:58 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Apr 12 14:06 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of N. California Apr 12 14:06 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California Apr 12 14:06 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 12 13:42 4.1 5 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 12 13:37 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 11 20:10 3.1 1 MAP
    USGS Ferndale, California Apr 10 23:20 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Selma - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Offshore Northern California Apr 09 23:00 2.9 18 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 08 05:33 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Apr 08 03:47 2.9 17 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 07 13:28 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 07 12:40 4.2 5 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 07 12:07 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 07 11:11 4.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 22:14 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Felipe - It was suttle, I felt it and saw things move on my dinner table!
  • EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 21:41 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 21:34 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 21:19 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 21:14 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Gulf Of California Apr 06 21:01 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 21:01 5.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 20:20 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 20:17 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 20:01 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 19:45 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 09:36 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 09:25 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 08:56 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 08:37 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 06 00:26 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Apr 05 22:22 3.1 1 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 05 21:31 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California Apr 05 17:52 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 04 22:55 4.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Morgan hill,Ca - 5,seconds,very weak shaking,about 16:30
  • EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 04 22:43 4.5 6 MAP
    EMSC Central California Apr 04 20:50 3.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gulf Of California Apr 02 10:04 4.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Apr 02 08:33 3.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California Mar 30 03:44 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Mar 29 04:55 4.2 25 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Mar 28 06:34 3.2 1 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Mar 26 05:57 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Mar 24 11:32 4.4 1 MAP
    EMSC Southern California Mar 24 05:41 3.3 11 MAP
    EMSC Southern California Mar 23 22:11 3.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Mar 23 18:20 3.5 17 MAP
    EMSC Southern California Mar 22 15:15 3.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Northern California Mar 19 16:27 2.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Mar 18 08:55 3.3 1 MAP
  • Ventura - Light shaking
  • Ventura - Light shaking
  • Maryville - Was a very strong shake, moved me and the floor for about seconds
  • EMSC Southern California Mar 16 16:06 2.9 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 15 14:55 2.9 -2 MAP
    EMSC Gulf Of California Mar 15 09:42 3.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 13 20:07 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 11 11:39 2.9 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ferndale, California Mar 09 20:09 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern California Mar 09 15:50 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 08 22:55 3.0 2 MAP
    EMSC Northern California Mar 07 13:13 3.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Baja California, Mexico Mar 04 23:19 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern California Mar 03 15:04 3.4 2 MAP
    EMSC Central California Mar 02 20:36 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    In depth articles on California earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com before 2011
    - Heavy Aftershock in Baja California and the USA – Mexico border region (September 14, 2010)

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    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) ?
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    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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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    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.
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    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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    1. Large earthquakes are very scary to experience! I experienced the Loma Prieta Earthquake back in 1989, 6.9 magnatude. I believe the best thing to do is to be prepared BEFORE an earthquake strikes. This means not only stocking up on the proper supplies, but knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake strikes!