Earthquake South of Torrevieja, Spain - May 11, 2018

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Magnitude : 3.4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-05-11 19:26:47

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-05-11 17:26:47

Depth (Hypocenter) : 12 km

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ER Torrevieja Region, Spain May 11 17:27 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Torrevieja - We could here the ground rumbling for a few seconds before the shaking
  • Vistabella - On a entendu un gros grondement durant 5 secondes là maison a tremblé et nous aussi dans nous fauteils impressionnant mais pas de dégâts
  • Ciudad Quesada - Licht schudden en hoorde gerommel. Zag ramen wel trillen. Duurde enkele seconden
  • Playa Flamenca - Two loud bangs like a vehicle hitting the building causing it to shake. Lasted possibly 2-3 seconds.
  • San miguel de Salinas - No damage just house shook
  • Torrevieja - En Espagne à Torrevieja secousse ressentie j’ai eu peur
  • Ciudad Quesada - Very strong shaking
  • San Migue - In restaurant sounded and felt like a rumbling train or lorry but due to location it could not be. Strongest earthquake I felt in 15 years living in this area.
  • Rojales - Held onto kitchen sink, scary!! Thankfully no damage
  • Torrevieja - Loud bang and shaking of the house but only for about 10 seconds
  • Torrevieja - Lasted 3 seconds slight movement no damage. Happy to help Derek
  • Orihuela - Moderate shaking. Lasted for approx 3-4 secs. No damage to property but the whole house shook. The whole street appeared to shake.
  • Orihuela - Light shaking
  • Quesada (Rojales) - Felt like a lorry had crashed into the building!
  • Orihuela costa - Enorme knal en schudden. We dachten aan een ontploffing van een gasfles in de buurt. Iedereen kwam buiten en riepen dat het een aardbeving was. We hebben geen schade vastgesteld.
  • Pilar de horadada - Le sol à tremblé quelques seconde . Je pensais à un camion qui passait , mais lorsque j ai vu le cumulus bouger , j ai compris que c était autre chose .
  • Torrevieja - Strong shaking, about 2 sec. Lot of noice. Felt the floor moving. No damages this far.
  • Torrevieja - Lasted 3 or 4 seconds. Loud bang and severe shaking. Been here 18 years and this is the worst I have felt. No apparent damage to the house.
  • Entre narjangos - 4-5 seconds of reasonable shaking. Felt like a large lorry had hit the house. Sounded loud
  • Sucina - I heard a loud rumble and stopped what I was doing then the building shook and my windows rattled. It lasted for about 5 seconds. No damage to the property
  • Torrevieja - We were sitting in a restaurant and the whole building was shaking for about 2-3 seconds 19:29today
  • Torrevieja - Very loud rumbling for 3 seconds. House shook, animals spooked, no damage, quite unsettling though.
  • Playa de la zenia - Vibrations for approx 4 seconds on the la zenia beach. We were stood up packing up around 19:30 & felt the sand vibrate strongly beneath like we could literally feel the plates below. It was very surreal & scary. Made us realise how powerless we are! Never experienced anything like it
  • Los dolses - Light shaking
  • Orihuela costa - Very scary. Rumbling first, then it felt and sounded as if a bomb had gone off. Worse I’ve experienced. Lasted a few seconds😱
  • Dehesa de Campoamor - Het duurde ongeveer 4 seconden, eerst voelde het alsof een zwaar geladen vrachtwagen passeerde gevolgd door een zware trilling
  • pinar de campoverde - felt like the rumble of a train strong enough to vibrate glasses and ornaments
  • Torrevieja, player flamnca - Big Bang, thought large vehicle had struck outside walls, rushed outside, as did many other people. Lasted a couple of seconds. Whole house shook. So far have not noticed any structural damage. Happened about 7:30pm 11th May 18.
  • Mil Palmeras - Rumbling for about 5-7 seconds after 1 bang .no damage.felt like sitting in a train third class on a wooden bench.
  • Torrevieja - Sitting in the apartment when a very loud rumble occurred. Only lasted a few seconds. Thought it was a large wagon that had crashed at 1st!!!
  • Los Dolses - Light shaking
  • Orihuela costa - Very noisy the buildings shook and the ground rumbled. Lasted 4 or 5 seconds was very quick
  • Torrevieja - 0 damage 2 seconds shaking
  • La Mata - Lasted 4/5 secs . House shook and the noise was scary . Just as if a large truck had hit the house
  • quesada - loud rumbling and shaking, lasted approx 5 secs. Laguna Park area
  • Playa flamenca - At around 7.30 pm sat in a restaurant and the whole building shook for a few seconds very loud noise like a major car crash. No damage just a bit scary.
  • Playa Flamenca / La chismoss - Very shoking and much noisy and loud.. ,like a big expolsion under the house buildind ,and all the neigborhood run out here from the houses.... Have feel earthqueke few times my life ,In Iceland (where I am from) - Usally just I feel it fun and exited.. BUT Not know... Was in fact little scared :/
  • Los balcones - Comme s il y avait eu explosion
  • Origuela Costa - Strong shaking for about 3/4 seconds - whole 2nd floor apartment shook and rumbled beneath us. My first experience so quite scary. I thought there had been an explosion below us.
  • San Miguel de Salinas, Alicante - No damage seen yet. There were 3 big 'booms' in a row and a whoosh sound that tailed off. It shook the house so deeply I thought it was a construction truck running into a house wall on our street. Lasted approximately 4 seconds. I went outside to look for damage.
  • Las Heredades - No noise, moderate shaking, lasted about for seconds, glasses rattled but no structural damage
  • Villa Màrtin - A loud bang and then 2-4seconds of rumbling
  • Pilar de la horadada - Light shaking with a noise like a train going through the house
  • Torrevieja - Light shaking
  • La Florida - Felt more like an explosion. Checked for a plume of smoke before realising it was an earthquake. Lasted about 1 or 2 seconds. Couple of items fell from shelves and cat disappeared. No serious damage noticed on community.
  • Punta prima abbey pub - Was playing bandit thought I had won jackpot as machine was shaking only to find out was earthquake. How's your luck?
  • Torrevieja - It was one of the stronger tremors I've felt here, but it only lasted a few seconds. The whole house was shaking and there was a loud rumbling noise. No visible damages though.
  • Torre de la Horadada - Lasted about 5 seconds, my dogs freaked out, the building shook and there was a strong vibration, no damage.
  • Orihuela Costa - Felt like an enormous vehicle driving past had hit something. Loud rumbling & bang. Lasted for about 5-6 seconds.
  • Los montesinos - Veel gerommel schudden ong 10 seconden geen schade. Ongeveer om 19.30 uur
  • Playa flamenca - Rumble and shaking for about 5 seconds in the house. No damage
  • Villamartin - Sounded like lorry had hit building then ground and walls shook. Took a couple of seconds to realise what it was by which time it was all over. Friday 11 May
  • Torrevieja - 3 to 5 seconds loud rumbling noise and floor shaking. No damage apart from floor tile grouting shaken loose
  • Campoamor , cp 03189 - Very noisy like Heavy lories emptying they heavy loads I am in an apartment building it was shaking Strange that the time i felt it was at 19,25/ 26 Yesterday the 11/5/18 As i sent a message to my husband right away Its how i recorded the time
  • torrevieja - loud rumble and the building shook for 4-5 seconds, no visible damage to the building
  • la Heredades - Kort.. schudden en trillen mijn tafel bewoog. Geen schade. Plaats:Las Heredades gisteren 11 mei 2018
  • torrevieja - pendant 4 secondes ; les murs tremblaient comme si il y avait un violent orage.
  • Orihuela region - Loud rumbling noise for about 3 seconds
  • Torrevieja - There was a loud bang and the house shook for about 10 seconds
  • Torrevieja - Pendant 3-4 secondes, gros tremblement du sol et des murs.
  • Entrenaranjos - Duurde +- 3 seconden, huis trilde en zwaar gerommel
  • Playa Flamenca - 3 seconds of
  • Ciudad Quesada Rojales - Pas de dégât apparent. Impression d'un gros camion qui passe dans la rue. le 11 .05.2018 Après 17h (pas regardé la montre)
  • Torrevieja - Having dinner when loud rumble started. Shutters and furniture shook but no damage. Probably 4/5 seconds.
  • Pinar de campoverde - Felt a light shake whilst sat out on the terrace followed by 3 seconds of a loud rumbling noise. No damage to the building. This was around 19.30 on the 11/5/18
  • Urb. Villamartín - About 3 secs like a lorry of boulders had crashed - very loud deep rumble - no damage.
  • Vista Bella Golf - Moderate noise like a heavy truck passing. Felt the ground shake for 1-2 secs. in the form of a wave. No damage to property
  • Quesada - Moderate shaking
  • Las Mimosas - No damage ,but very scary....seem to go on for ages . Thought my husband was going to have a heart attack !! Been here 15yrs & have felt minor ones before ,but nothing like this one !!
  • Torrebieja - Load noise but minimal shaking
  • Los Dolses - Deep rumble and shaking for around 4 to 5 seconds. No Damage
  • Torrevieja - We were on a boat in the marina - heard and felt rumbling as if the boat engine had been turned on. Weird!
  • Guardamar - Ongeveer 3 seconden schudde het hele huis.
  • Ориуэла Коста - Первый раз ощутила на себе. Было страшно и я была растеряна. Почувствовала вибрации, все затряслось и загремело без смещений с места. Как резонанс от взрыва. Продолжалось буквально 5-6 секунд
  • Торревьеха - Сначала нарастающий гул довольно сильный и пугающий, а потом дрожание всего дома, стен и пола. Длилось меньше минуты и ничего не упало и не повредилось, только собака перепугалась и лаяла
  • Campoamor - La seconde à durée 4 secondes aucun dégâts causés juste l\'impression d\'un passage d\'un gros poid lourd a grande vitesse.
  • Cabo roig - Strong shaking
  • La Mata Torreviega - No damage but like a truck hit the house House was completely shsking
  • Torreveija - Grote knal en beving enkele seconden, geen schade
  • Torrevieja - geen schade 2 seconden op 11mei 2018 17 uur 30 min
  • Orihuela, Spain - 3 sec
  • Punta Prima - Secousse saisissante, mais bref
  • Torrevieja - Only pictures fell from the wall last about 5 seconds
  • Torrevieja - Pictures fell from the wall
  • Ciudad Quesada, Spain - Hard gerommelgedurende 5-6 seconden. Geen schade geconstateerd.
  • Torrevieja - Loud rumbling noise and then felt as if a subway train had passed underneath me.. I nearly peed my pants,,,
  • EMSC Spain May 11 17:26 3.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Miguel de salinas - Very weak shaking
  • Torrevieja - Moderate shaking
  • Daya Nueva - Very weak shaking
  • Rojales - Approx 3 seconds, receding tremors, house shook.
  • Murcia - Light shaking
  • torrevieja - Shaking without warning at18:28. House contents did not move but the building did. Scary. Lasted about 4 seconds. No known damage at this time
  • Torrevieja - Jolting, rumbling, people outside felt it, people left stores
  • Torrevieja - 4 or 5 seconds rumbling and trembling, floor vibrated and moved
  • Torreveija - No Damage about 19:32 local time
  • Orihuela Costa - Moderate shaking
  • El Chaparral Torrevieja - At approx 19:25 the whole building shook and audible rumble. Reports felt in Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca,Daya Nueva, Ciudad Quesada amongst others.
  • Playa Flamenca - Frightening the whole building shaking and rumbling
  • Alicante - Moderate shaking
  • Pinar de Campoverde - At approximately 19.27h local time. Very mild shaking. More of a noisy rumble.
  • Orihuela Costa - Weak shaking
  • Orihuela Costa - Weak shaking
  • Orihuela Costa - 5/6 seconds duration, started with a very loud bang, car alarms set off. To my knowledge no damage.
  • San Miguel de Salinas - No damage, severe shaking and rumbling sensation that shook my body, car and house alarms ringing
  • Playa Flamenca Orihuela Costa - Loud banging for 4 or 5 seconds, no apparent damage.
  • Punta Prima - Moderate shaking
  • Guardamar del Segura - approx 1 or 2 seconds
  • Torrevieja - Strong shaking
  • Los Montesinos - 4 secs, no damage, glasses rattled
  • Playa flamenca - Biggest one I 10yrs I\'ve been here
  • Torreivja - 4/5 seconds windows shock I thoughtthe worst I had ever felt
  • Torrevieja - Really loud rumbles and shaking that lasted 3-4 seconds or so.
  • Orihuela Costa, - A wery High Sound and a Big noise and a Shake.
  • Torrevieja - Shaking lasted for seconds, cabinet and Tv shook inside building. Ground and building shook.
  • Torrevieja - 3 or 4 seconds. Apartment moved. Noisy rumbles. No damage.
  • Cabo roig - Started with a bang then light rumbling 3 sec
  • Campoamor - Very loud rumbling for 3 seconds. House shook, no damage. Animals were spooked
  • Villamartin - 3-4 seconds. Shook house. Unnerving. No prolonged rumbling and no visible damage.
  • Villamartin - Approx 4 seconds. Worst I have felt in 7 years
  • torrevieja - Moderate shaking
  • Cabo Roig - Lasted 2/3 seconds, sounded like car hitting the building.
  • Cabo Roig - About 4 seconds no damage whole house shook
  • Los montesinos torrevieja - 4 seconds
  • torrevieja - duurde enkele seconden
  • Los Altos - 20 seconds
  • Orihuela Costa - Only felt a deep rumble for a few seconds
  • Playa Flamenca - About 5 seconds no damage
  • San Pedro del Pinatar - Light shaking
  • Orihuela Costa - Thunder sound with shaking no aftershocks
  • Torrevieja - A shake felt on balcony on second floor for 3 sec. No damage in the building.
  • Torrevieja - Deep loud rumble and bang 5 seconds
  • San Fulgencio - Weak shaking
  • Orhuella costa - Very strong shaking
  • villamartin - Slight shaking of the building for a few seconds accompanied with a loud rumbling, no doubt it was an earthquake.
  • San Miguel de Salinas - Light shaking
  • torrevieja - A SECOND OR 2
  • Torrevieja - Felt like a bomb, high sound and then shaking for a couple of seconds. Very scary feeling
  • Villa martin - Moderate shaking
  • Villamartin Orihuela Costa - Shaking at18:28. House contents did not move but the building did. Lasted about 4 seconds. No known damage at this time.
  • Punta prima - Light shaking
  • Punta prima - Light shaking
  • Torrevieja - About two to three aeconds
  • Torrevieja - Audible rumble, building shaking. 4 seconds
  • San Miguel de Salinas - About 20 damage
  • Torrevieja - Light rumble for 3 or 4 seconds - no damage
  • Entre Naranjos, Orihuela Costa - Heard/felt it approaching for approx 3 seconds before hitting. Actual shaking lasted 1 to 2 seconds. Felt as though a truck had hit the building.
  • Orihuela Costa - Sudden loud noise and shaking - as if a lorry had crashed into us. Only lasted a couple of seconds but quite alarming. Only known damage was a picture falling from the wall next door.
  • Mil Palmeras - Lasted 7 seconds. Loud rumbling noise with strong vibration. Thought it was an earthquake. No damage.
  • Torrevej - In a shop in Torreveija. My husband was outside the hop and we didn’t realise it was an earthquake until everyone started panicking around us and ringing home.
  • Orihuela costa - Weak shaking
  • Urban El Raso - Good old rumble
  • Playa Flamenca - Very scary. Felt like a bomb going off. Very loud and rumbling. My first experience so didn\'t know what it was sounded as if it was overhead.
  • Entre Naranjos, Orihuela Costa - Felt/heard approach for 3 to 4 seconds and then it hit. Shaking lasted 2 seconds or so. Felt as though a truck had hit the house. Things rattled but no damage.
  • Torrevieja - Shaking lasted for about 10 seconds, our property is not damaged.
  • Cabo roig, Orihuela Costa, Alicante - 2-3 seconds mild shaking. Preceded by loud rumble.
  • Villamartin - It sounded like an explosion, I heard a loud boom and then the walls vibrated and the TV. It lasted a few seconds, no damage, just a lot of burglar alarms going off. I thought it was a gas explosion when I first heard the boom.
  • Orihuela Costa - Comme une explosion. Qq secondes.
  • San Miguel Del Salinas - No warning before hearing a very loud bang and vibration under the house, then light shaking of the walls - no more than 4 seconds duration. No damage to property.
  • San Miguel Del Salinas - No warning before hearing a very loud bang and vibration under the house, then light shaking of the walls - no more than 4 seconds duration. No damage to property.
  • Villa martin - Loud bang followed by underfoot rumble
  • Torre de la Horadada - 2 to 4 seconds. Felt the building move. No damage.
  • Torrevieja - Four-five seconds. No damage in our duplex apartment.
  • Torrevieja - Large bang, as if waggon had crashed into building. Building shook for about 5 seconds. No warning.
  • Los altos - Moderate shaking
  • La regia - 3 seconds
  • Ciudad quesada - The floor felt like it bounced 3/5 seconds
  • Cabo Roig - Sounded like a bomb, followed by some shaking
  • Torrevieja - Loud bang then rumble. House shook
  • San Miguel de Salinas - Strong shaking
  • Las Colinas, Spain - Moderate shaking
  • Villamartin - 2 3 secondes ai déjà connu mieux..... 🙂
  • Torrevieja - Very loud explosion!
  • La florida - Moderate shaking
  • guardamar del segura - prox time 19.29. about 5 sec long shaking. walls were shaking. and was very noosy because of mirrows shaking
  • Torrevieja - I’ve been living here since 2003 , felt a few over the years , but today’s one felt the strongest, Instinctly when straight outside with the kids and hang around the garden for an hour , neighbour did the same
  • Torrevieja - Loud bang & shaking no damage
  • Orihuela Costa - No damage but my whole apartment block shaking. Felt as if it was underneath me.
  • Algorfa - Approx 3 - 4 seconds. Similar feeling to driving over corrugations, Slightly disorientating
  • Villa Martin - First heard a loud bank and them some rumbling sound. Could feel slight shaking underfoot. Thought at first it was some sort of explosion. No visible damage to the house. Lots of security alarms went off
  • Punta prima - Light shaking
  • Enter Naranjos Vistabella Golf - 3 or 4 seconds shaking rumble outside as though express train passing close by. No apparent damage.
  • Ciudad Quesada - Ongeveer 5 seconden, geen schade.
  • San Miguel de Salinas - Two bangs, house shuddered for about 4 seconds. Quite a shock as we are close to epicenter
  • Torrevieja - Allongé sur le fauteuille d\'un coup j\'ai entendu un boum!! J\'ai tremblé sur le fauteuil je suis sorti de la maison car le tremblement était vraiment fort aucun dégât plus de peur que de mal..
  • Torrevieja - No damage 5 seconds
  • Playa flamenca - Two loud bangs and shaking lasted just a couple of seconds. It felt and sounded as if a Lorre had hit the building
  • Torrevieja - Been here since 2000- this was the worst. Lasted 2 or 3 seconds, No Damage found yet
  • Playa Flamenca - Lasted a couple of seconds. Two loud bangs sounded as if a lorry had hit the building.
  • Torrevieja - In restaurant ,very loud bang and warning . Tables lifted up.
  • Torrevieja - About 3 to 4 seconds consistent loud rumbling. No apparent damage.
  • Torrevieja - House shook and very loud rumble sounded like an explosion. Quite scarey
  • Playa Flamenca - Sounded like a pneumatic drill for about 5 seconds and shaking the entire house. No damage
  • La Marina - Approximately 3 - 4 seconds. Whole house moved. Loud rumbling, no damage.
  • Almoradi - Weak shaking
  • Los Montesinos - 2-3 seconds, no damage, glasses and crockery rattled
  • Los Balcones - Beving gedurende een 5 tal seconden, hoorde en voelde gerommel met golving komende vanaf "het zoutmeer ??". Geen schade.
  • Playa Flamenca - About 5 seconds of shaking in our holiday apartment and very loud. No damage to buildings.
  • Campoamor - It was about 4 seconds. No visible damage to our property. The whole house shook though. Loud noise under the house.
  • Villamartin - About 4-5 seconds; it set off local alarms but no damage.
  • La Florida - Thought it was an explosion so loud then shaking for a few seconds
  • San Miguel de Salines - No damage. Lasted approximately 2-4 seconds
  • Pilar de la Horadada - Having coffee and tapaz in Jose Antonios. Felt like a heavy lorry went by. Lasted a couple of seconds. No damage noted.
  • Torrevieja - Grondement et secousse durant 4a6 secondes. Plus fort que d\'habitude ! Ça fait peur
  • La Zenia - Moderate shaking
  • Guardamar - it made me jump out of my seat very strange sensation only lasted a few minutes
  • Santa Pola - No damage. Lasted for one minute.
  • SAN Miguel de Salinas - Luide knal net alsof er zich een ontploffing voordeed in verte, gevolgd door licht trillen van grond. Slechts een paar seconden geduurd.
  • Torrevieja - c etait comm un gros camion qui a perdu sa charge grondement,3 a 4 secondeset blocs de granite tombant ensembles
  • Guardamar - No damage, rumble then shaking for about three seconds.
  • Orihuela costa cp 03189 - About 3 seconds, The all building shaked from very deep. Noisy like huge heavy lories passing , thunderstorm It was yesterday evening 11 of may 2018
  • 03189 Orihuela costa - 3/4 seconds Huge noise like heavy lories , like thunderstorm, The all building was shaking from very deep It was yesterday the 11 /5/2018 at 19,25
  • San Miguel de Salinas - Trillen - 5-7 seconden Geluid
  • algofa - no damage lasted about 6 soconds
  • San Miguel de salinas - The shake lasted for about 10 seconds all the glasses in the cupboard shook but we did not suffer any damage this happened on Friday 11th May 2018
  • Torravieja - The earthquake lasted quite few seconds very deep grating feeling quite noisy
  • Cabo Roig - everything in the house shook but no damage very scary lasted about 5 seconds
  • quesada - Felt the rumble, then the house shook, rattled, lasted 3-4 seconds.
  • Torrede la horadada - Deep rumbling house shook 4-5 seconds thought a juggernaught drove by at first.
  • Torrevieja - Load bang, violent shaking of floor and thought our glass curtains were going to shatter lasted about 5/6 seconds. Thankfully no apparent damage.
  • Torrevieja - Small shake, then bigger shake and bang about 2 or 3 seconds.No damage
  • Algorfa - No damage , felt A rumble in my house and shake for 3 seconds. Scary 🤭
  • La Zenia, Orihuela Costa - We were watching a movie when we heard a rumbling noise which at first we thought was our neighbour but then it got really loud and the floor was shaking for about 5 seconds. Then realised was an earthquake. Quite a frightening experience. It was the worst one yet that I have felt.
  • Orihuela Costa - Het is net of een vliegtuig neerstort. Een doffe harde geluid
  • torrevieja - Light shaking
  • Ciudad Quesada - About 1 minute
  • Rojales - 3 seconden licht trillen. Kastje met glazen rammelde
  • Villamartin - Just like a lorry hitting a building, no damage done to property, thank goodness
  • 0rihuela Costa - Een harde knal en even stevig schudden voor ongeveer 5 seconden
  • Torrevieja - Een luid diep gebrom als van een zware vrachtwagen of trein die op korte afstand passeerde, maar weinig schudden. Geen schade aan mijn eigendom.
  • Torrevieja - Strong shaking
  • Torrevieja - Lasted about 5 seconds, no property damage.
  • torrevieja - loud rumble and substantial shaking underfoot for around 3 seconds
  • Los Altos - Light shaking
  • Torrevieja/Algorfa - 11.05.18 г. в 19.27 почувствовал сильную вибрацию в течение 4-5 секунд. Будто рядом по улице прошёл тяжёлый железнодорожный состав. Очень неприятное ощущение. Ущерба для строительных конструкций дома не выявлено.

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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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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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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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