Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for September 30th

  •  M7.6 - Indonesia, 2009

    Deadliest earthquake in 2009.
    At least 1,117 people killed, 1,214 injured, 181,665 buildings destroyed or damaged and about 451,000 people displaced in the Padang- Pariaman area. Landslides disrupted power and communications in the area. Damage estimated at 2.3 billion U.S. dollars. Felt (VII) at Padang; (VI) at Bukittinggi; (IV) at Bengkulu, Duri, Mukomuko and Sibolga; (III) at Pekanbaru. Also felt (IV) at Gunungsitoli, Nias and (II) at Jakarta, Java. Felt throughout Sumatra and in much of Java. Felt (III) in Singapore and at George Town, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Sungai Chua, Malaysia. Felt in much of Peninsular Malaysia and as far away as Chiang Mai, Thailand. A 27-cm (center-to- peak) local tsunami was recorded at Padang, Sumatra.
  •  M7.5 - Oaxaca, 1999

    At least 33 people killed, 215 injured, thousands of buildings damaged or destroyed, utilities disrupted and roads blocked by landslides in the state of Oaxaca. Maximum intensity (VIII) in southwestern Oaxaca. One person killed and minor damage to some buildings at Mexico City. One person killed at Cordoba, Veracruz. Minor damage in the states of Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Veracruz. Felt from the state of San Luis Potosi to Guatemala.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1999.
  •  M5.3 - Philippines, 1970

    The earthquake jolted Basco, collapsing two buildings and damaging 60 percent of those remaining. A local tsunami was generated by the shock, but no damage resulted from the inundation as the sea wave was minor.

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