At least 29 people injured and some damage in the Palm
Springs-Morongo Valley area. Landslides occurred in the area. The most serious damage (VII) occurred at the Devers
substation of Southern California Edison Company. Also some residences in the Whitewater Canyon area were badly
damaged. Preliminary estimate of damage approximately 4.5 million dollars. Damage (VI) at Angelus Oaks, Desert Hot
Springs, North Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Yucca Valley. Felt throughout much of southern
California. Also felt at Las Vegas, Nevada, Lake Havasu City, Arizona and in northern Baja California, Mexico.
Depth 8.5 km. from broadband displacement seismograms.
The earthquake was located about 100 kilometers
southeast of Mandalay in the vicinity of Pagan,
the ancient Burmese capital city. Press reports
state that 90 percent of the ancient
monuments in the area were affected by the quake.
Damage appeared most serious to structures located
near the Irrawaddy River. The quake was centered in
a sparsely populated region and only one death and one
minor injury was reported. The earthquake was
felt in most areas of central Burma and Arakan State.
At the Chauk oil field three production rigs were
toppled. Damage was estimated to be about $500,000,
mostly in the Pagan area. Burma's Director General
of Archeology termed the earthquake the worst in
900 years of recorded history.
From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1975,
and Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 5.
M4.4 - North Dakota, 1968
Felt over approximately 3,000 square miles of
south-central North Dakota. This was the first
earthquake to be instrumentally located in the
State historically, and one of the few ever
felt. The shock centered near Huff, where a
television set shifted and sounds like
thunder were heard. Intensity IV effects
were also noted at Bismarck, Fort Rice,
Huff, Linton, Mandan, Menoken, and Moffit;
intensity I-III at Almont, Flasher, Halliday, and St. Anthony.
From United States Earthquakes, 1968.