Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for October 27th

  •  M5.9 - Algeria, 1985

    Six people killed and damage in the Constantine-Skikda area. Felt in the Annaba-Setif-Souk Ahras area.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1985.
  •  M~8 - Japan, 1891

    Local time: October 28, 6am.
    The Great Nobi Earthquake.
    Over 7,000 deaths.
    The earthquake caused damage over a 4200 square mile area. The quake shook Japan from Toyko to Osaka, killing thousands of people. 130,000 houses were destroyed.
    This earthquake may be the largest "on land" earthquake in the modern history of Japan.

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