Deaths from U.S. Earthquakes: 1811-2014

The data on this page is current as of the end of December 2014.

Date UTC Location Deaths Comments
1811 12 16 Northeast Arkansas -
New Madrid, Missouri
Several 1811 12 16 thru 1812 02 07.
1812 12 08 San Juan Capistrano, California 40
1812 12 21 Santa Barbara, California 1
1857 01 09 Fort Tejon, California 1
1868 04 03 Hawaii Island, Hawaii 77 Landslides: 31, tsunami: 46.
1868 10 21 Hayward, California 30
1872 03 26 Owens Valley, California 27
1877 05 10 Chile, South America 5 Tsunami in Hawaii.
1886 09 01 Charleston, South Carolina 60
1892 04 19 Vacaville, California 1
1899 12 25 San Jacinto, California 6
1906 04 18 San Francisco, California 3000 Deaths (approximate) from earthquake and fire.
1915 06 23 Imperial Valley, California 6
1918 04 21 San Jacinto, California 1
1925 06 29 Santa Barbara, California 13
1926 06 29 Santa Barbara, California 1
1932 06 06 Eureka, California 1
1933 03 11 Long Beach, California 115
1934 03 12 Kosmo, Utah 2
1935 10 19 Helena, Montana 2
1935 10 31 Helena, Montana 2
1940 05 19 Imperial Valley, California 9
1946 04 01 Aleutian Islands, Alaska 165 Tsunami: 159 Hawaii, 5 Alaska, 1 California.
1949 04 13 Puget Sound, Washington 8
1952 07 21 Kern County, California 12
1952 08 22 Kern County, California 2
1954 12 21 Eureka, California 1
1955 10 24 Concord, California 1
1957 03 22 Daly City, California 1
1958 07 10 Lituya Bay, Alaska 5
1959 08 18 Hebgen Lake, Montana 28
1960 05 22 Chile, South America 61 Tsunami in Hawaii.
1964 03 28 Prince William Sound, Alaska 128 Tsunami: 98 Alaska, 11 California, 4 Oregon.
Earthquake: 15 Alaska.
1965 04 29 Seattle, Washington 7
1969 10 02 Santa Rosa, California 1
1971 02 09 San Fernando, California 65
1975 11 29 Hawaii Island, Hawaii 2
1983 10 28 Borah Peak, Idaho 2
1987 10 01 Los Angeles-Whittier, Cailfornia 8
1987 10 04 Los Angeles-Whittier, California 1
1989 08 08 Santa Cruz County, California 1
1989 10 18 Santa Cruz County, California 63
1991 06 28 Southern California 2
1992 06 28 Landers, California 3
1993 09 21 Klamath Falls, Oregon 2
1994 01 17 Northridge, California 60
1995 02 03 Wyoming 1
2003 12 22 Central California 2

Data from various sources.