Minor earthquake - Oklahoma on April 16, 2013

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Magnitude : 3.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-04-16 12:07:19

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-04-16 17:07:19

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 2.3 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 21:51 3.6 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 21:03 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 19:02 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 17:09 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 17:07 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 16:44 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 10:16 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oklahoma Apr 16 10:16 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Oklahoma Apr 16 10:16 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 07:16 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 07:15 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oklahoma Apr 16 06:56 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 06:56 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Oklahoma City - I can't tell if I imagined this, but it woke me up at around 2 AM and lasted for about 30 seconds. it was just a slight rumble, nothing knocked over.
  • Oklahoma City, - Scary
  • Norman, OK - enough to wake me up!
  • Okc, ok - My bed shook pretty hard. Woke me up.
  • Moore, OK - I also heard loud sound like blunt sound of thunder. The whole house was shaken.
  • Edmond - A moderate shaking that woke me up around approx. 2:58 am.
  • Edmond - Rattled the windows and made a rumble. 4 or 5 good jolts.
  • Edmond Oklahoma - happend just now near okc, oklahoma usa
  • Edmond - Both P and S waves felt for several seconds traveling after the sound of "thunder" from the epicenter, traveling from east to west, rolled through the entire house from one end to the other, east to west movement shaking, then jiggling.
  • Catoosa, OK - It felt like very heavy wind, but the apartment moved, rattled.
  • Near Tinker AFB - The bed shaking woke me up
  • Harrah - Lasted for awhile
  • Oklahoma City - Nothing crazy - just light tremors for maybe 15 seconds
  • Byers, TX - felt 2 small shakes, kinda accounted it to the wind blowing my mobile home until i got on facebook.
  • Midwest City - seemed to be strongest in 12 months
  • Jones,Oklahoma - It lasted a total of a 2 minutes, moderate shaking
  • Edmond, OK - I heard a loud thunder noise first, then braced and felt a large shaking for about 15-20 seconds. My dog was visably disturbed and I felt my bed shake. I was wise awake when it started.
  • Tulsa, OK - From the econd story bedroom rattled windows and shook the house.
  • Oklahoma City - the whole ground shook for one second
  • Okahoma city/close to mustang - I just felt like something pushed my bed really hard followed by about 4 seconds of very weak shaking..i also heard a thunder sound that seemed very far away..
  • oklahoma city near Dennisn park - Woke up to bed shaking. Lasted maybe 20-30 sec. The shake wad
  • Mustang - The entire house shook for 3-4 seconds. Quite alarming.
  • Tulsa - My couch shook for a bit and I heard rumbling the nothing for 20 seconds then it shook a bit more.
  • moore - Woke me out of a sleep. Shaking last just a few seconds.
  • OKC, OK USA - Felt shaking about 2:59. Last a couple of seconds, but enough to know the ground was moving.
  • SW Oklahoma City near Moore - Loud sound like thunder and then shaking. Over in just a few seconds around 2:00 a.m. Reminded me of living in California.
  • oklahoma city - Sounded like thunder; windows & doors rattled. It was kind of scary. It didn't feel real and took me a minute to realize it was a quake.
  • Oklahoma City - heard a muffled roaring, something like wind, a far off train, rolling thunder. Felt it sometime around 2 am. I'm sitting on the couch, the whole house shook. I would guess that it lasted anywhere from 30-40 seconds. It wasn't like the earthquake last month or 2 months ago- it lasted longer and didnt have the strong jolts. That one actually sloshed the water around in the turtle tank. My dogs didnt even take notice of this one.
  • Oklahoma City - 1:55 AM, the house felt like it was shoved hard, shelves shook. But no roll. One strong jolt. With what felt like an ambient rumbliness of settling. Oklahoma City Apr 16-2013
  • Piedmont Oklahoma - I felt the bed shake as if someone jumped in bed with me. I realized it was an earthquake. It was a strong jolt.
  • Oklahoma City - Woke me up, shook the bed a bit. no damage.
  • Tulsa - Oru felt it :) whoohoo!!!
  • Mannford ok - A long rumble like thunder. Strong enough to wake up my children.
  • norman ok - SW Norman Short hard jolt, enough to wake me up.
  • Norman, ok - Felt no more than two seconds. It felt like my husband was having a spasm in bed. When I realized it wasn't him, we thought someone had broken in or something else had happened to the house. It was so quick that we didn't think it was an earthquake based on our previous experience.
  • Oklahoma City - I heard a loud rumble like a freight train and then my bed shook and chandeliers rattled
  • moore - House shifted south and stopped not so much shaking like wave. Around 2:00 am vet
  • Norman, OK - It was enough to shake my bed.
  • Tulsa,ok - I was watching tv,then heard a rattling noise coming from the mirror above my fireplace and the fireplaces glass doors,it went on for about 30 seconds.
  • bethany, ok - Sounded like thunder and loud wind. House shook for few seconds
  • Broken Arrow, Ok - Whole bed shook, walls shook for about 5 seconds.
  • Oklahoma City - I was in bed when I could feel and hear my house shake slightly. Nothing major but it definitely could be felt. Lasted 10 or 20 seconds I think.
  • Broken Arrow - Shake the water in the fish tank a little
  • Oklahoma City - I was laying in bed and suddenly my room began to shake. I felt like my house was picked up by a giant and shuck like a can of pop. I sat in my bed, frozen. I had no idea what to do.
  • Yukon ok - Heard a faint booming sound, then felt shaking and heard the walls of my 3rd story apartment creaking. I'm from So. California so I'm used to earthquakes, its just crazy to me that the ground in OK earthquakes hum!
  • Edmond - My son and I were up cleaning the kitchen and doing paperwork about 2:00 a.m. I heard a rumble and said, sounds like a storm is coming, but it kept getting louder and continous. I felt the floor below my feet vibrate, and it sounded like our walls were cracking three or four times. This went on for several seconds at a growing intensity. My husband was asleep in bed, and it woke him up. He came out to the kitchen and asked if we felt it. My son said it sounded and felt like it was "traveling" th
  • Mustang - Was already awake felt and heard shaking.
  • Moore Ok - felt house shake along with the chair I was sitting in. plus rattled windows. Charlie our dog was running around for no reason so we thought.
  • the village, okc - Heard a roar and then some light shaking. got my attention.
  • Edmond - The earthquake shook me awake from a deep sleep. Items were shaking in my home. No damage, but I don't feel any earthquakes less than 3.8. This one reminded me of a slighter weaker version of the 5.6 we had last year.
  • Edmond, OK - The shaking woke my husband and me out of a sound sleep.
  • edmond - in kitchen felt floor shake and microwave rattle for about 6 seconds
  • Shawnee, OK - Light shaking for about 2-3 seconds, walls of my house rattled slightly
  • oklahoma citt - All of my frames fell off of my fireplace
  • Norman - It flexed the west walls of my house and lifted my sofa up and forward. I rolled off the sofa. It was a very powerful, strong boom.
  • Broken Arrow - Thought it was a far off explosion. felt shake like a bump. that was it.
  • Oklahoma City - Thought it was my pup plumping down on the upper floor. Was residing downstairs in my office time of Quake.
  • oklahoma city 73105 - I heard loud wind the my bed was shaking scared me . I no it JESUS SENDING A SIGN THAT HE'S IN CONTROL HE SAID FEAR HIM.... SIGNS OF THE END OF TIME
  • Arcadia, Oklahoma - Heard rumble prior to concussion hitting the house.
  • Nichols Hill Area - Woke me ip Nicholas hills
  • South Oklahoma City - It lasted about 3 seconds. The whole house shook.
  • Okc - Rumbling sound, house shook, dogs reacted.
  • south okc/moore - I was sitting in my bed then next thing you know my bed started shaking. after a few seconds it stopped then all I heard was my dad yelling at me asking what I was doing.april 16 around 2 am
  • Oklahoma City - It woke me up too!
  • Oklahoma City - Started as a somewhat big thump, thought someone ran into the building. Then a few light wobbly shudders and that was it
  • oklahoma city, ok - Freaked my dogs out!!!
  • Oklahoma City - Moderate shaking and noise lasting approximately 15 seconds
  • oklahoma city oklahoma - My whole house was shaking heard a loud thunder sound lasted maybe 30 seconds.
  • Oklahoma City - I am in a tall rise hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The swaying room woke me up around 2am. It sounded like strong wind and rain hitting the window. Lasted around 30-45 seconds. Frightening enough for me to search and see if this really was an earthquake.
  • Edmond, Ok - Progressively loud rumble, shook house & rattled china, glasses, windows,etc...seemed like a rush of wind @ first but no severe weather outside, lasted for several seconds, longest, loudest, & strongest one I've felt so far!
  • oklahoma city - I woke to my bed shaking,like a person was strongly shaking my headboard. Scary stuff.
  • Warr Acres, OK - Booming sound, then moderate shaking, 10 to 20 seconds long
  • Northwest Edmond - Felt the whole king size beg shake and the movement rumbled through the house seemingly from the north side to south side of the house. Nothing fell off the walls but many pictures were shaking and the rumbling was loud!. It happened at 1:56 a.m. April 16th. Appeared to last approx. 8-9 seconds.
  • Catossa, ok - Second story, vent shook first and then bed started to shake. Only lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Norman - It flexed the walls in my house and lifted my sofa up. I literally hit the floor...
  • Edmond/nw okc - Sudden shaking and windows rattling- woke me up from a dead sleep just before 2 a.m!
  • Norman - I heard a loud "Cracking" sound and it felt like someone had run their car into my house. My house shook for 3-4 seconds ( lightly ) and several very minor shakes afterwards. It happened @ 2am on April 16, 2013 in NE Norman.
  • Stillwater - It woke my cat up and felt like someone was running through my house! I thought someone was at first! Scared the crap out of me!
  • Oklahoma City - Felt like someone ran their car into the house. House shook enough to for me to actually see the ceiling beam sway. Shorter than the ones from last summer, but had it lasted longer probably would have felt as strong in intensity.
  • Edmond - one big boom almost like a far off sonic or explosion the rumblings for about two seconds then nothing even cats didnt feel it coming till it hit.
  • Tulsa Oklahoma - Reading in bed, bed started shaking, dogs ere asleep on floor,they reacted. Went on for area seconds,heard something light fall. This was about6:45.
  • Oklahoma City - felt my bed rattling about two AM. There was a dull roaring sound for a few seconds. It certainly woke me up. I'm in Warr Acres portion of Oklahoma City.
  • Yukon, OK - I was wide awake on the couch using my computer on the ground floor. I heard the windows rattle, the couch rocked sideways, and I heard a noise. I was trying to decide if the noise/rattle was the result of my 13 yr old child falling out of bed upstairs or thunder. Then it dawned on me that neither would make the couch rock & it must have been an earthquake.
  • Norman, OK - Enough to wake up
  • MIDWEST CITY - My bed shook upstairs, dogs went crazy, were scared.I live on Reno between Midwest Blvd and Douglas. Then 17 min. later another shake.
  • Oklahoma city - 1st time we feel this sh"""&@$, in 2nd floor Apt Nw okc. Neighbors are out and talking loud about it,, very scared!!
  • Norman, OK - walls of house shook
  • Edmond - I thought I was going crazy. It woke me up...bed shook. It was a little scary.
  • Norman, OK - Rumble and jolt woke me up at est.2:00 a.m.; house rattled for several seconds following.
  • Oklahoma City 73108 - Very weak but enough to knock over the flattened moving boxes leaning against the end of my couch, rattled a few things on the wall and sent a slight "vibration" through the house as if someone were stomping hard through the house.
  • SW OKC / Moore, OK - I was already awake when it hit, but it would have awoken me anyway as I am a light sleeper. I live on the third floor of a three story building. On the third floor it felt like the building was swaying/moving for approximately 10-15 seconds, but I am uncertain of the actual duration.
  • Midwest City, OK - Was awake on computer around 1:50 am. Heard a bang then rumbling, felt light shaking, then a boom. It all lasted about 20 seconds. For a minute I thought maybe something had happend at the Air Force Base.
  • Oklahoma City - I was awake but it woke up my boyfriend from a deep sleep. Sounded like a loud thunder and then the house just started to shake and lasted under a minute. We were on the 2nd floor of the house and it shook the bed but didn't move any furniture that I know of. My first thought was it was a bomb after hearing about the bombs in Boston yesterday. Definitely scary and hard to get used to in Oklahoma.
  • SW OKC - Husband and I were quickly awakened by the loud crashing noise and the bed shaking. My first thought was that someone had hit our house with a car. It lasted a few seconds and slowly stopped.
  • Sapulpa, OK - It shook water in a cup, but was not strong enough to feel it while walking around.
  • Just east of TInker AFB - my ceiling fan shook for several seconds, my dog was in the den and she was barking. First time she did that.
  • Shawnee - there Was Light Shaking For About 40 SecondS To A Minute Maybe.. The Animals Were Alert. Nothing Fell. Just Before 2am.
  • Bethany, Oklahomna - The house shook for a more than a few seconds. The back of the house "settled" with the stovepipe chimney rattling after the initial jolt. Quite scary considering I have felt more earthquakes in Oklahoma within the past 12 months than 5 years in central coast of California.
  • moore - yeeee haaaaa nowhere to run nowhere to hide well we're awake now blahhhhhh
  • Luther - Felt the whole house rock back and forth, woke my wife and I up.
  • Oklahoma city - I was falling asleep and it woke me up. Now can't go back to sleep. Earthquake causes insomnia!!!!
  • SW OKC - Basically, I was up reading in a quiet house. Then, it felt like a huge wind storm was blowing over my house or an aircraft was flying over my home with excessive force causing it to shake for a few seconds. Weird Feeling.
  • Edmond - Heard window pane rattle/sound like thunder, bed shook really hard scaring me & the dog.
  • Oklahoma City - About 2:16 A.M. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 near S.E. 59th St. and Air Depot. Lasted more than 30 seconds I think. Fairly strong for Oklahoma. No damage we know of however.
  • Terlton - My bed started shaking a bit.. kinda scary!
  • Yukon - Awakened from sleep, mild shaking
  • N. Edmond - Woke me up, heard it before I felt it- house shook for about 15-20 seconds. Enough time for me to run across the house to check on my child whom was awake and scared. Man I hate these!
  • Edmond - it woke me up around 2am. a moderate shaking . I thought I'm going crazy.
  • Midwest city - I was asleep and was woke straight up from my sleep. My room was shaking.
  • nw Oklahoma city - Loud thunder then hard jolt to house with shaking after for few seconds. Just before 2 am
  • Central Oklahoma City - Woke me up at 2am, loud crash and sound traveled through house east to west.
  • Moore, ok - Sounded like thunder..then the whole house shook for about 20 seconds
  • Norman, OK - At first I thought it was just something that had crashed to the floor in me & my husband's computer room where I am reading. Once I realized what had actually caused the floor to rumble beneath my feet and had made the awful rattling noises I became scared.
  • EDMOND - It's about 2:00 AM or there a bouts. My cat was fast asleep on my chest when she leaps straight up, by digging her claws in my side. She felt it before I did, and as I awoke I could feel and hear the rumblings which seem to come from all around. It only lasted a few seconds, maybe 20 or so, but it woke my wife and daughter as well. Meisha, The cat, still won't come out from under the bed!
  • Okc, ok - Woke me up from a sound sleep!
  • norman - Felt bump and heard fairly loud thump
  • Okc,ok - Heard a boom and shook my bed thought my kids were kicking it
  • yukon - shaking lasted 5 seconds... it was a fast vibration...
  • perkins - thought at first thunder then realized - the shaking is earthquake and shaking seemed to last 30 -45 seconds
  • Stroud, OK - Got up with my 3month old heard the dogs barking then next thing we no we hear this loud thunder like sound thought it was the train but then the darn floor starts shaking only lasted a min or two.
  • Chandler, OK - Just sitting here playing a game and I heard a noise that sounded like a far off explosion and then my house shook for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Oklahoma City - Initial rumbling sound followed by shaking coupled with sounds akin to thunder. Lasted about 15 seconds and then settled down. Definitely felt the ground moving but no actual travel just shaking.
  • Del City - I was a sleep SHOCKED me my bed hasn't seen action like that I really hit the floor thought North Korea made a move because the house was shaking almost as much as me
  • Norman - Sitting in my dorm and my bed was slammed against the wall. Scared me!
  • Norman, OK - About 1:30 am sitting up...heard noise and house shook.
  • Luther,Ok - Woke everyone in the house. The house shook for many seconds and I heard the rumbling sound and the soud of something dropping on the floor in the kitchen. The first quake sounded louder and longer than the second quake.
  • Lawton - Dog was at door wanting in. Right after she came in felt like wave of pressure "nudged" house, computer desk had slight movement.
  • I 240 and Sooner Rd South East OKC - Was dozing and felt and heard loud sound like an explosion. Sounded like someone running up and down my stairs. Windows and walls shook. Pictures rattled on the wall.
  • Oklahoma City, fairgrounds area - ummmm I think we just had an earthquake...rumble sound like a big truck then everything shook and shakes got stronger lasted about a minute then slowed down and quit. My dogs got excited and started running around looking for what was causing it and stuff was rocking on my desk and walls and floor felt weird when i stood up. It was before 2am looked at clock after it happened on tues april 16th.. what else could it have been. I have never felt one.. wow..i see others felt it too.
  • Oklahoma City - Was sitting on the floor when it began shaking. Thought a tree had fallen on the roof. Dog started barking.
  • edmond, ok - it woke me up
  • Edmond, OK - I was in a wood-framed bed, upstairs, reading a book when I felt the room and bed shake. We moved here from Santa Barbara, CA and I know what strong earthquakes feel like! These little ones don't scare me, but they sure get my attention!
  • South OKC/Moore - Felt bed shake slightly, thought it was my imagination until my door started rattling. It was over quickly, leaving no evidence except for a couple scared pets.
  • Broken Arrow, Ok - I felt a mild pulse (about 130 to 140 'waves per minute') for about 15 seconds. I probably only felt it because I was lying still in bed on the second floor.
  • Oklahoma City - I didn't actually feel them, but they kept waking me up all night and I didn't know what it was. One knocked some stuff down in my kitchen and I had no idea what it was. I assumed maybe a mouse or someone trying to break in...
  • 73130 - 5:17 AM another mild rumble and a little shaking
  • Oklahoma City - 8411 S Brookline Place, Oklahoma City, OK
  • okc - okc, ok at 5:21 am weak shaking.
  • Midwest City, Ok - My bed shoke so hard for like 20 seconds that it seemed like the whole building was on rockers.
  • Norman - Initial huge house shake followed by little shakes
  • okc - My husband at work in Bethany and myself in northern Inc have been texting back and forth. We both experienced the quakes 13 miles apart
  • Norman, OK - Felt like a bulldozer was trying to push over my house at the ass crack of dawn... --Blaino
  • Oklahoma City, ok - At 5:15 am sitting in parked vehicle. Car shook a little as if someone was shaking it from the outside. Had to look around then realized another aftershock hit.
  • Stillwater, OK - Felt like a dump truck driving by at first but then the house continued to shake like a large helicopter was flying over
  • Luther - First one around 2 am woke me. Heard thunder first. The one around 5:30am shook the entire house. Lasted about 2 mins with multiple small, milder rattles following.
  • Del City - It woke me up and the windows and bed shook
  • Del City - The house shook and it woke me up.
  • Norman - woke me from sleep
  • Norman,OK - Fucking 2 am thought someone was trying to knock my house over or that my tree had fallen on my house...Woke me up from a dead sleep
  • Oklahoma City - Heard a loud noise which woke me up. Felt shaking like a strong wind hit house. Several times during the night.
  • Oklahoma City - I was a sleep and about 2:00am I was awaken by shaking I live in a senior living center at 64th S. Western I first thought it was an earthquake then I thought it was someone getting there door kicked down.
  • Wellston - woke at 1:55 am to my bed being strongly shaken, picture and perfume bottle falling off my vanity. sounded like something hit my house.
  • North Oklahoma city - It was scary. Its was the stronger I felt
  • War Acres - 3 min before 2:00 a.m. Dog jumped up and started barking, heard a low roar, then building started shaking slightly. Lasted about 6-7 seconds. Felt no aftershock.
  • Nabq - Wasn't sure what it was at first, I work in a quarry and I'm used to quarry blasts but this was so different as there was no airblast!
  • Edmond - Awaken by shaking of furniture.
  • Neosho, Missouri - Heard a boom, then heard windows rattling, & cats & dog froze....thought who is exploding stuff or set brush fires with gas which is common here
  • edmond - husband and i woke up right before 2am to a loud noise and shaking and things rattling for several seconds. Then again around 5am
  • Stillwater Oklahoma - I felt the earthquake at about 1:55 to 2:00 a.m. this morning and I didn't realize what it was until it was over,
  • Oklahoma City - I was walking at the time and it made me waver a bit.
  • near nw okc - woke up to my bed continually shaking, thought it was some of my cats at first but something kept rhytmically wobbling on the file cabinet.That's when it came to my sleep-addled, cob-webby brain -"EARTHQUAKE". So I just lay there enjoying the free ride!
  • Bethany, OK - I would describe the feeling as comparable to when a floor might shake in your house from a washing machine being off balance while spinning. It's enough to get your attention, but not enough to cause any real damage.
  • Tulsa - Was awake from earlier and had just laid down to go to sleep around 5:15 am when i heard the bed side lamp shaking; got up and checked the usgs website and it listed the earthquake for that time.
  • Mannford - I was awaken to what I thought was a strong gust of wind or thunder but heard no thunder. Second story bedroom was shaking and all the doors rattled briefly at aprox 2 a.m.
  • Sapulpa - It was about 1:30am. I woke up and felt the shaking, and heard a sound that reminded me of a big truck driving by my house.
  • GEOFON Oklahoma Apr 16 06:56 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Oklahoma Apr 16 06:45 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO



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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) ?
    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.
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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) ?
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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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    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.
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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) ?
    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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