Today in Earthquake History
Earthquake History for February 21st
- At least 181 people killed, 1,500
injured and about 100,000 buildings destroyed or damaged (VIII)
in the Christchurch-Lyttleton area. Landslides and liquefaction
occurred in the area. Felt in much of Canterbury and as far as
Invercargill and Palmerston North.
- Four fishermen killed near Chimbote
and three others missing near Callao from a regional tsunami.
Two people injured at Coishco. About 150 beach huts, some
homes and small boats were destroyed by waves in the
Chimbote area. Felt (IV) at Chimbote and Huarmey; (III)
at Casma; (II) at Huacho and Huaraz.
Significant Earthquakes of the World 1996
- Two events about 3.7 seconds
apart. Believed to be the
largest earthquake ever located in this area. Felt (IV) on St.
Paul in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Felt (III) on Adak in the
Andreanof Islands, Alaska. A small tsunami was generated with
maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 30 cm. at Dutch Harbor
and 22 cm at Adak.
Significant Earthquakes of the World 1991.
- The largest historical earthquake in North Carolina.
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