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Earthquake History for July 29th

  •  M6.6 - Afghanistan, 1985

    At least 5 people killed, 38 injured and considerable damage and landslides in the Chitral and Swat districts, Pakistan. Damage (VIII) and many people homeless in the Khorog-Ishkashim area, USSR. Damage (VII) in the Dushanbe area, USSR. Extensive damage in the Kurgan-Tyube area, USSR. Felt (VI) in the Kulyab and Termez area, (V) in the Leninabad-Samarkand-Tashkent area and (IV) at Frunze, USSR. Avalanches reported in northern India. Avalanches and landslides reported in southern Tajikistan, USSR. Felt strongly in northeastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and much of northern India, including New Delhi.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World, 1985.
  •  M6.6 - Nepal, 1980

    One hundred fifty to 200 people killed, many injured and extensive damage in western Nepal. At least 13 killed, 40 injured and damage in the Pithoragarh area, India. Felt strongly at Kathmandu, Nepal and in the New Delhi area, India.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World, 1980.
  •  M6.0 - Colombia, 1967

    Ten persons were killed and several homes and businesses crumbled about 150 miles north of Bogota. Almost every building was damaged in Betulia, and two persons were crushed by a falling church steeple in Libano.
    From United States Earthquakes, 1967.
  •  M6.5 - Venezuela, 1967

    Centered near the coast about 30 miles west of Caracas, this shock caused 240 fatalities, 1,536 injuries, and over $100 million property damage. Damage was extensive in the Altamira and Los Palos Grandes sections of Caracas. Four apartment buildings, 10 to 12 stories high, collapsed. Another pocket of severe damage occurred in the beach area. Unusual features of this earthquake were little damage to low buildings; no evidence of surface faulting; no landslides; and no interruption of utilities.
    From United States Earthquakes, 1967.

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