Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for March 29th

  •  M6.4 - Ethiopia, 1969

    The earthquake completely razed the town of Sardo, killing 24 persons and injuring 165. There were 100 huts destroyed in the village; all were made of mud. The 300 surviving villagers were moved to the nearby town of Loggia, 50 kilometers west. Damage and reported felt area were restricted to an apparent radius of about 30 kilometers. Several aftershocks were noted, but none were damaging.
    From Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 1.
  •  M7.9 - Spain, 1954

    The earthquake occurred in the south of Spain, and caused property damage at Malaga. Felt at Madrid, Granada and Cadiz, Spain; Tangier, Spanish Morocco, and Casablanca, French Morocco. The depth was 640 kilometers.
    From United States Earthquakes, 1954.
  •  M7.0 - Hawaii, 1868

    Foreshock of the 7.9 earthquake on April 03, 1868.
    One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
    At Kahuku, a stone house was destroyed, the chimney of the Mission parsonage was thrown down, and the walls of the stone church were cracked. At Kona, stone walls were thrown down, masses of rock were thrown off the cliff at the bay, stone buildings were damaged, and the cisterns of the Kona Plantation were cracked. At Waiohinu, walls were shaken down, and the stone church was cracked from top to bottom. Also slightly felt at Hilo.

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