Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for October 24th

  •  M7.0 - Mexico, 1980

    At least 300 people killed, many injured, approximately 150,000 homeless and extensive damage in central Mexico, mainly in the Huajuapan de Leon area. Felt throughout central and southern Mexico and in Guatemala.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World, 1980.
  •  M7.1 - Alaska, 1927

    One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
  • M - Canada, 1908

    J. Tuzo Wilson born.
    The spatial distribution of earthquakes was a fundamental in developing the theory of plate tectonics. J. Tuzo Wilson made a major contribtion with the discovery of Transorm Faults, which are shear faults with significant motion that are abruptly terminated by ridges or collision zones.

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