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Earthquake History for October 1st

  •  M6.3 - Turkey, 1995

    One hundred one people killed, 348 injured, 50,000 homeless and 4,500 houses and buildings damaged or destroyed in the Dinar area. About 600 buildings were destroyed at Evciler. Felt in much of western Turkey as far west as Izmir and as far north as Bursa and Yalova.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1995.
  •  M5.9 - California, 1987

    Eight people killed, many injured, about 2,200 homeless and more than 10,400 buildings damaged in the Los Angeles-Whittier-Pasadena area. The earthquake caused 358 million dollars in property damage. Maximum intensity (VIII) at Whittier. Felt strongly in much of southern California. Felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the United States, 1986 - June 1989.
  •  M6.4 - Peru, 1969

    This earthquake struck in the Pariahuanca area of Central Peru. The villages of Lampa and Chilifruta were completely razed, and nearby Comas was 60 percent destroyed. Reports indicate that at least 136 were killed and 216 or more injured. The seismic activity began on July 24, 1969, when a magnitude 5.9 shock caused severe damage. During this shock, a visible fault movement of .4-meter vertical displacement was produced. The Huancayo seismograph station, located 18 miles southwest of the epicenter of the main shock, recorded more than 220 aftershocks. These were decreasing until this stronger shock, which had the same epicenter and was 3 kilometers deeper, produced up to 1.6-meter vertical displacement and .7-meter horizontal displacement of the fault displaced by the July 24 shock. Many landslides and ground cracks were observed. More than 1,375 aftershocks were recorded through October 17 at the Huancayo station. All were generally light and caused no serious damage.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1969, and Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 2.

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