Most recent earthquakes in the world

The list below shows the most recent 100 important earthquakes in the world as reported by the most  important seismological agencies (USGS, EMSC and GFZ).

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M = magnitude, D = depth (km)
Time 
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Dec 18 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Dec 17 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Panama Ctiy - Moderate shaking
  • Panama City - It lasted for about 3 seconds. No damage.
  • Panama Ctiy - Replica. Second one in 20 mins
  • USGS Muisne, Ecuador Dec 17 09:16 4.6 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Dec 17 09:16 4.6 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Dec 17 09:05 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar Dec 17 08:46 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taytayan, Philippines Dec 17 08:15 4.7 70 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Philippine Islands Region Dec 17 08:15 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Dec 17 08:15 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chichi-shima, Japan Dec 17 08:05 4.3 482 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Dec 17 08:05 4.3 485 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Dec 17 07:49 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 17 07:05 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama Dec 17 06:53 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pedasi, Panama Dec 17 06:53 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Panama Dec 17 06:35 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cañas - Woke us up Short sharp shaking of bed
  • Altos del Maria, Sora Chame - Woke up due to moderate bed shsking
  • USGS Pedasi, Panama Dec 17 06:35 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Playa venao - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Peru-ecuador Border Region Dec 17 06:25 4.0 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gualaceo, Ecuador Dec 17 06:25 4.0 101 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dhemaji, India Dec 17 06:20 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Arunachal Pradesh-assam, India Dec 17 06:20 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 17 05:38 4.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pecos, Texas Dec 17 05:27 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Dec 17 05:20 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuril Islands Dec 17 05:20 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Dec 17 04:53 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominica Region, Leeward Islands Dec 17 03:39 3.8 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Unaaha, Indonesia Dec 17 02:31 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sulawesi, Indonesia Dec 17 02:31 4.3 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sulawesi, Indonesia Dec 17 02:31 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Dec 17 02:28 4.8 167 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Salta, Argentina Dec 17 02:28 4.9 165 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chile-argentina Border Region Dec 17 02:28 4.6 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Ecuador Dec 17 02:25 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 17 02:17 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Corsica, France Dec 17 01:46 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Iquique, Chile Dec 17 01:19 4.2 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile Dec 17 01:19 4.2 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 17 00:26 3.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Dec 16 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Astoria, Oregon - Chair vibrated for 3 or 4 seconds. No damage.
  • Paris - Light shaking
  • USGS Pacific-antarctic Ridge Dec 16 22:40 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 22:07 4.2 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 21:18 4.4 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 16 19:38 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS South Padre Island, Texas Dec 16 18:15 3.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • LOCKHART - Sitting on my recliner I felt light vibration about 6 times back and forth. I mentioned it to my husband which he was standing at that time, but he felt nothing. But noe I do believe I did since I read these and it was close to that time.
  • EMSC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is. Dec 16 17:57 3.2 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Adak, Alaska Dec 16 17:57 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Dec 16 17:28 4.8 456 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bonin Islands, Japan Region Dec 16 17:28 4.7 510 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bonin Islands, Japan Region Dec 16 17:27 4.9 508 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hihifo, Tonga Dec 16 17:05 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Las Piñas - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Tonga Dec 16 17:05 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Dec 16 16:57 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Dec 16 16:57 4.7 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Dec 16 16:57 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Iran Dec 16 15:19 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Guerrero, Mexico Dec 16 15:16 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Central Mid Atlantic Ridge Dec 16 14:38 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Dec 16 14:38 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 16 14:03 3.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Langston, Oklahoma Dec 16 13:38 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 12:55 3.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Saumlaki, Indonesia Dec 16 12:45 4.4 125 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Banda Sea Dec 16 12:45 4.4 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 12:39 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 12:34 3.8 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 12:27 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 12:24 3.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 12:09 3.5 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 11:59 3.7 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 11:29 3.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Dec 16 11:22 5.5 386 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fiji Region Dec 16 11:22 5.4 382 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pajaros, Puerto Rico Dec 16 11:21 3.1 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Jalisco, Mexico Dec 16 10:59 3.6 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 10:58 3.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 10:56 3.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea Dec 16 10:56 4.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Dec 16 10:56 4.5 25 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hatillo, Puerto Rico Dec 16 10:50 3.1 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 10:49 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 10:48 3.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico Dec 16 10:45 3.3 90 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Dec 16 10:45 3.3 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Mediterranean Sea Dec 16 10:34 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 16 10:26 4.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 16 10:18 3.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kazakhstan-xinjiang Border Reg. Dec 16 10:02 4.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey Dec 16 08:39 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 08:26 4.2 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 08:18 4.0 46 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Dec 16 08:05 2.9 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Dec 16 07:53 4.3 47 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Dec 16 07:53 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 07:52 4.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua Dec 16 06:38 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua Dec 16 06:38 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Dec 16 06:37 4.3 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 06:37 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kyrgyzstan Dec 16 05:49 4.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Redoubt Volcano, Alaska Dec 16 05:32 3.0 95 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Dec 16 05:29 4.2 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pacific-antarctic Ridge Dec 16 05:05 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 16 04:12 4.2 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Dec 16 03:24 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iceland Dec 16 02:41 3.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 16 02:20 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 16 02:20 4.4 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kerman, Iran Dec 16 02:20 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS False Pass, Alaska Dec 16 01:44 3.4 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Alaska Peninsula Dec 16 01:44 3.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kuril Islands Dec 16 01:41 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Dec 16 01:41 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 16 01:32 3.9 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuril'sk, Russia Dec 16 00:56 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuril Islands Dec 16 00:56 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sinarharapan, Indonesia Dec 16 00:22 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Dec 16 00:22 5.2 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Dec 15 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Manabi, Ecuador - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Old Iliamna, Alaska Dec 15 23:47 3.4 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Alaska Dec 15 23:47 3.4 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands Dec 15 23:16 3.4 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Dec 15 23:16 3.4 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Jeronimo De Juarez, Mexico Dec 15 23:13 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kodiak Island Region, Alaska Dec 15 22:29 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kodiak Island Region, Alaska Dec 15 22:29 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 15 22:01 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Chiapas, Mexico Dec 15 21:58 4.2 153 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Juan La Laguna - I was asleep when I woke up to the bed shaking. My dogs were barking and ran outside. I stayed in bed because I was still half asleep and it didn\'t seem that urgent. I\'ve experienced worse while living here.
  • GEOFON South Sandwich Islands Region Dec 15 21:53 5.2 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Visokoi Island, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands Dec 15 21:53 5.1 51 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Dec 15 21:41 3.7 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Dec 15 21:41 3.7 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tilamuta, Indonesia Dec 15 21:27 4.9 89 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia Dec 15 21:27 4.7 100 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi Dec 15 21:27 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Assam, India Dec 15 21:25 3.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Java, Indonesia Dec 15 21:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Java, Indonesia Dec 15 21:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pijijiapan, Mexico Dec 15 20:42 4.3 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Dec 15 20:42 4.3 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 15 20:28 4.3 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Dec 15 17:58 5.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yuzawa City - No damage
  • Misawa - No damage. Lasted 10-15 seconds. Woke me up from sleeping. Could feel bed shaking.
  • USGS Miyako, Japan Dec 15 17:58 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Colombia Dec 15 16:52 3.8 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Java, Indonesia Dec 15 16:47 6.5 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Semarang, Central Java - Moderate shaking
  • Lembang - about 1 mins
  • Tangerang - Light shaking
  • Tembalang, Semarang - feel shaky a few bit seconds, sorry bad language
  • Cirebon - Moderate shaking
  • Jakarta - maybe a good 20-25 seconds. No visible damage yet
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Jakarta Pusat - Light shaking
  • Cirebon - Very weak shaking
  • Tangerang - Felt the shaking, my table was shaking. I thought I was dizzy. The vibration probably last for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Bali - Woken up by bed shaking. Lightning was swinging 2 centre meters each way. Could hear windows shaking. Felt for 20-30 seconds then smaller treers followed for around 3-5 minutes.
  • Yogyakarta - about a minute. No damage. walls swaying.
  • Yogyakarta - 5-10 seconds
  • Jakarta - Weak shaking
  • Bandung - Strong shaking
  • Bandung - Felt it for 5-10 seconds
  • Bali - Light shaking
  • Yogyakarta - Pas de dommage, secousses ressenties pendant environ 2 minutes
  • Manonjaya, Jawa Barat - First time experience with such earth tremor
  • Christmas Island - Very slight shaking for about 10 seconds. The sliding door moved a little in the frame
  • Cibubur - Felt like my furnitures are moving when i was in bed so i decided to wakeup my family it was about 50-1 min long. long enough for me to be alerted but stayed calm
  • Bogor - Light shaking
  • Semanggi - Light was moving.
  • Jakarta - Moderate shaking
  • Bandung - Pretty strong, 2 times, both only seconds but strong enough to run into the bedroom, grab my son and run out again....
  • Yogyakarta - Strong shaking
  • Semanggi - Light was moving.
  • Bogor - Weak shaking
  • Kebumen - kuat bergetar
  • Bandung - All the lights and clocks were moved! Scary indeed
  • Christmas Island - The hole house was shaking for about 4 seconds
  • Pangandaran - Scary oh lord
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Magelang - 23:56 WIB bergoncang ringan
  • Limpung - Tempat tidur bergoyang, air dalam ember kamar mandi sebagian tumpah. Getaran sekitar 15-30 detik
  • Jakarta - Apt building swaying, light fixtures swinging
  • New Kuta - Felt bed shaking there was two bouts of it. Lasted few seconds each time
  • Garut - I felt so scare for the earthquake 7.3 skala
  • BANDUNG - It was about 1 min long
  • Yogyakarta - Lasted perhaps 45 seconds. No damage that I know of.
  • Pantai Saba, Bali - A couple of second of gentle swaying (like being on the boat).
  • Bandung - Definitely shocking. Everyone outside the house sounded screaming and panicking. The earthquake felt like forever, almost 2 minutes.
  • Jogjakarta - Felt the bed move and the lights moved. My first quake.
  • Solo Baru, Sukoharjo - In bed it felt like my house swayed from side to side 2 or 3 times.
  • Purworejo - Bergoyang kurang lebih 2 menit
  • Jatinangor - Strong shaking
  • Solo - I feel dizzy, my bed was shaking and my clothes hanger was shaking so badly.
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Bandung - Around 30 sec - 1 min. No visible damages
  • bandung - the water shake almost 12 cm
  • Cimahi - Light shaking
  • jakarta - Lots of slow lazy swaying of our high rise apartment. Very scary but no obvious damage now it\'s over.
  • BSD, Tangerang - The bed was moving back and forth along with the window blinds and hanging pans. 17th floor apartment
  • Jakarta - Light shaking
  • Jakarta Slipi - Room was moving, could feel building swaying
  • Yogya - Moderate shaking
  • Tangerang - Moderate shaking
  • yogyakarta - Light shaking
  • Semarang - 6th floor. Bed was heavily shaking. Floor felt like a ship on strong sea.
  • Yogyakarta - The floor was moving. We all evacuated to a road across the hotel.
  • NYC - NYC “Seismologists know that how long an earthquake lasts is a decent proxy for its magnitude...A MINUTE-LONG QUAKE IS IN THE HIGH SEVENS, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one
  • central jakarta - at 40th floor, awaken by the swaying and some funny noises from the building. curtains, water are moving. when I stand up, I can feel the strong sway.
  • Bandung - The shock is great and could felt twice making all started to run down.
  • bandung - building swaying for 15-20 seconds- some light damage visible to interior of building with hairline cracks in plaster on walls.
  • Bandung - Moderate shaking
  • Surabaya - Very strong shaking
  • USGS Cipatujah, Indonesia Dec 15 16:47 6.5 91 MAP I Felt It
  • Eureka, USA - Short, sharp jolt, coming from the West.
  • Hakucho, Japan - It started to shake and it was scary at first but it wore off quickly
  • Yogyakarta - it felt quite strong, tho. and happened for quite long time.
  • bogor - Very weak shaking
  • Jakarta selatan - Weak shaking
  • Tangerang - Felt it at 27F. Water inside bottles shaking. Door swayed.People opened the emergency exit & went out to a safe place.
  • Christmas Island. WA - At approximately 23.19 ( Jakarta Indonesia time )on 15.12.2017 I woke up with my bed shaking and a glass rattling against dishes on the sink so it may have lasted 12 seconds.I have searched for any activity and this is the only one recorded.
  • EMSC Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Dec 15 14:49 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tacna, Peru Dec 15 14:14 5.1 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 15 13:29 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Dec 15 13:27 3.8 60 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) ?
    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.
    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.
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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) ?
    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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