Deadly earthquakes of December 20 - Turkey, Japan, Colombia and New Zealand

M 7.2   1942    Depth 35 km    Turkey - killing 3,000 people About 5,000 buildings destroyed or damaged in the Erbaa-Niksar area. Surface faulting, with as much as 1.7 m (5.7 ft) of horizontal displacement, occurred in the North Anatolian Fault Zone from Niksar in the Kelkit River Valley … [Read more...]

Deadly earthquakes of November 15 - New Zealand, Algeria and Indonesia

Image by Tākuta via Flickr M 6.8   1901    depth ? km    New Zealand - killing 1 people The earthquake occurred on the 15th UTC time and on the 16th local time. A child was killed, people were injured and houses damaged. Many landslides on the road van Cheviot to Port Robinson. Google … [Read more...]