Ten people killed, about 100
injured and 1,000 left homeless on Faial. Some damage on
Pico and Terceira. Felt on Corvo and San Jorge.
At least 81 people killed, 522 injured, extensive damage and
landslides in the Cariaco-Cumana area. At least 3,000 people
were left homeless. Several people injured in the
Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz area. Some damage on Isla de
Margarita. Power, telephone and water services disrupted
on Isla Coche and Isla de Margarita. Felt in much of
northeastern Venezuela and as far west as Maracaibo.
Felt (V) on Trinidad. Also felt on Tobago.
The largest historical earthquake in Minnesota.
The earthquake was felt over an area of approximately
315,000 square kilometers including northern Iowa,
Minnesota, southeastern North Dakota, and eastern South
Dakota. Maximum intensity was VI. This is the largest earthquake
ever instrumentally located in the state of Minnesota.
The last strongly felt earthquake in the State was a shock
that occurred on September 3, 1917 near Staples with a
maximum intensity of VI.
84 people were killed, 447 injured, and 40,000 made homeless
by this earthquake. The earthquake was centered 75 miles
northwest of Santiago. Thousands were without electricity,
drinking water, or telephones and some communities were
isolated by landslides. The port city of Valparaiso
was among the hardest hit. In Santiago frightened
crowds rushed into the streets. Walls were cracked
and water mains ruptured sending water spurting
into the streets. The shock was felt as far away
as Buenos Aires, Argentina, 650 miles to the east.
A 1.2-meter tsunami was observed at Valaparaiso.