Today in Earthquake History
Earthquake History for January 14th
- Seven people killed, 2,528 injured, 92,479 homeless and more
than 41,000 houses destroyed in central Yunnan Province.
Significant Earthquakes of the World 2000.
- Southern Honshu was struck by a damaging
earthquake, centered midway between Oshima Island
and Izu Prefecture. Twenty-one people were
reported killed; 119 injured; and four missing.
Considerable damage was reported in the area,
including many landslides, and damage was estimated
to be about $76 million; maximum intensity was V (JMA).
Tsunamis were reported at Oshima Island (35 cm),
Tateyama (12 cm) and Shiono Misaki. This earthquake was
preceded by a number of smaller shocks that were felt
the day before and was followed by a number of aftershocks,
many of which were in the 5.0 - 5.5 range.
From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1978
and Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 4.
- Two earthquakes, less than one hour apart,
caused considerable damage on Raoul and
many landslides, but no loss of life.
A local tsunami was generated.
Northern New Zealand reported a tsunami of
- 800 to 1,000 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.
Every building in Kingston was damaged by the earthquake and subsequent fires.
A tsunami was reported on the north coast of Jamaica, with a maximum wave height of about 2 m (6-8 ft).
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