Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for December 21st

  •  M7.5 - Chile, 1967

    The shock caused one death and several injuries, and inflicted severe property damage at Quillagua and Tocopilla, two small villages near the earthquake's epicenter. Eighty percent of the structures were destroyed at Quillagua; Tocopilla sustained damage to about 20 percent of its buildings. Numerous roads were damaged or blocked by earthslides in the area.
    From United States Earthquakes, 1967.
  •  M7.2 - Nevada, 1932

    One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States
    This shock struck west-central Nevada. Damage was slight, due to few inhabitants, but the shock was felt all over Nevada and as far as Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
  •  M7.1 - California, 1812

    One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States.

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