Today in Earthquake History
Earthquake History for October 1st
- 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.
Significant Earthquakes of the World 1995.
- 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,
Significant Earthquakes of the United States, 1986 - June 1989.
- 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
From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1969,
and Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 2.
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