Important historic earthquakes (until 2013) in Mexico

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page. Click on this image to watch it in full size - Data courtesy NOAA Natural Hazards database TSU = Tsunami waves was generated -- VOL = Earthquake from volcanic origin own … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of January 30 - Chile, China and Mexico

M 7.0     1998    Depth 42 km    Chile - killing 1 person One person suffered a heart attack at Antofagasta. Minor damage to older buildings (VII) at Antofagasta. Felt (VII) at Calama and Collahuasi; (VI) at Maria Elena, Taltal and Tocopilla; (V) at Copiapo, Chanaral and San Pedro de … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of December 23 - Nicaragua, Taiwan and Mexico

M 6.2    1972    Depth 7.3 km    Nicaragua - killing 10,000 people 5,000 deaths (different numbers depending on the source and the methods used). One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. Thousands injured. Preliminary estimates indicate approximately $800,000,000 damages in … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 29 - Hawaii, Mexico, Indonesia and Martinique

M 7.2   1975    Depth 2.1 km    Hawaii - killing 2 people One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States. This earthquake struck Hawaii on the morning of November 29, killing two people, injuring several, and inflicting property damage estimated at $4.1 million in Hawaii (including … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 19 - Mexico, India, Colombia and China

M 6.7 - 1912 - Depth 15 km - Mexico - killing 164 people In 1912, an earthquake devastated Acambay, today a city with 56857 inhabitants (latest census) Google satellite map of the earthquake area M 6.3 - 1980 - Depth 38.5 km - India (Sikkim) - killing 3 people 3 people killed and eight people … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of October 25, 19XX - Mexico, Indonesia, Afghanistan and China

MW 7.2   25-10-1981    Depth 19 km    Mexico - killing 9 people One person killed, 11 injured, and damage at Mexico City.  Two     people killed, 17 injured and extensive damage in Michoacan.  Felt hroughout southern Mexico.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to … [Read more...]