At least 5,749
people were killed, 38,568 were injured and as many as 600,000
people were displaced in the Bantul-Yogyakarta area. More than
127,000 houses were destroyed and an additional 451,000 were
damaged in the area, with the total loss estimated at
approximately 3.1 billion U.S. dollars. Felt (IX) at Bantul and
Klaten, (VIII) at Sleman and Yogyakarta, (V) at Surakarta, (IV)
at Salatiga and Blitar and (II) at Surabaya. Felt in much of
Java. Also felt at Denpasar, Bali.
At least 104 people killed, some injured, and extensive damage to dwellings, roads, and
vessels caused by earthquake and a tsunami along the Japan Sea coast from southern Hokkaido to the Niigata area,
Honshu. Many of the casualties and much of the damage occurred on the Oga Peninsula. Tsunami damage occurred as
far away as Yamaguchi Prefecture in southwestern Honshu, along the Japan Sea coast of USSR, and along the
eastern and southern coasts of South Korea, where three additional people were killed. Felt (V JMA) at Akita.
Felt on Hokkaido and throughout northern and central Honshu. Estimated tsunami heights were 14 meters at
Minehama, Honshu, 2-6 meters along southern Hokkaido and northern Honshu, up to 8 meters along the coast of USSR,
and 4 meters along the coast of South Korea.
M5.1 - Aurora, Illinois, 1909
This earthquake knocked over many
chimneys at Aurora. It was felt over
500,000 square miles and strongly
felt in Iowa and Wisconsin. Buildings
swayed in Chicago where there
was fear that the walls would
collapse. Beds moved on their casters.