Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for November 29th

  •  M7.7 - Ceram Sea, 1998

    At least 34 people killed on Mangole and 153 people injured on Mangole and Taliabu. Seven people killed, 8 injured and several buildings damaged at Manado, Sulawesi. A timber factory sustained extensive damage and dozens of houses destroyed on Mangole. Landslides blocked a highway on Mangole. Felt (VI) at Luwuk and (I) at Palu, Sulawesi. Also felt (IV) on Ternate and (III) on Ambon.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1998.
  •  M7.9 - Oaxaca, 1978

    This earthquake was centered about 450 kilometers southeast of Mexico City. Seven deaths were reported in the Mexico City area, and at least one death was reported in the epicentral area where a considerable amount of damage was reported. A number of aftershocks followed, but there was no additional damage reported.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1978, and and Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 11, Number 3.
  •  M7.2 - Hawaii, 1975

    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 damage caused by the tsunami). It was accompanied by a damaging tsunami, massive ground movements, hundreds of aftershocks, and a brief, small-volume volcanic eruption. The earthquake was felt throughout Hawaii Island, and on Lanai, Molokai, and Oahu.

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