Damage (VI) at Yakutat from earthquake and tsunami. Felt (V) at Anchorage, Copper Center, Gakona,
Haines, Homer, Juneau, Levelock, Petersburg, Seward and Skwentna. Also felt (V) in sections of Whitehorse, Yukon
Territory, Canada. Felt (IV) throughout southern Alaska from the Ketchikan area to Glennallen and Kodiak Island
and (III) as far away as Bethel and Fairbanks. Also felt at Sand Point and (II) at Anaktuvuk Pass. Some damage
caused to 2 ships at sea in the epicentral area; felt strongly on 3 other ships in the area. Tsunami generated
with wave heights (peak to trough) 85 cm. at Yakutat and 25 cm. at Sitka, Alaska; 15 cm. at Hilo, 12 cm. at
Nawiliwili and 5 cm. at Honolulu, Hawaii; and 5 cm. at Presidio, California. Complex event, with major subevent
occurring about 15 seconds after onset of the foreshock, observed on broadband displacement seismograms.
One of the largest earthquakes in the United States.
Some damage (VI) to buildings and piers on Diego Garcia. About a 1.5 meter rise in wave height in the lagoon
and significant wave damage near the southeastern tip of the island. Forty-centimeter tsunami at Victoria,
Seychelles. Large zone of discolored sea water observed 60 to 70 kilometers north-northwest of Diego Garcia.
The earthquake centered along the Albania-Yugoslavia
border in the vicinity of Debar, Yugoslavia,
and Shupenze, Albania. Eighteen people were
killed, 204 injured, and 70 percent of the living
quarters were left unsafe for habitation.
In Debar, nearly 1,000 durable buildings were
destroyed or damaged beyond repair.
From United States Earthquakes, 1967.
M5.3 - New Jersey, 1783
The largest historical earthquake in New Jersey.