Today in Earthquake History
Earthquake History for July 27th
- historical earthquake in Kentucky.
Two people injured and considerable damage reported. Maximum intensity VII at Maysville, Kentucky. Felt in 15 states and in parts of southern Ontario, Canada.
- most destructive earthquakes.
Official casualty figure is 255,000 deaths. Estimated death toll as high as 655,000. 799,000 injured and extensive damage in the Tang-Shan area. Damage extended as far as Beijing. This is probably the greatest death toll from an earthquake in the last four centuries, and the second greatest in recorded history.
- Largest Earthquakes in the United States.
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