Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for November 23rd

  •  M6.5 - Italy, 1980

    One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.
    Over 3,000 people killed, about 1,900 missing, 7,750 injured, 250,000 homeless and extensive damage in a 25,000 square kilometer area of Campania and Basilicata.
  •  M7.4 - Argentina, 1977

    The earthquake was centered in the area of Bermejo and Caucete where the death toll was highest and where there was extensive damage. The death toll was 70, at least 300 were injured, and there was extensive damage in many of the surrounding areas. The main shock was followed by a number of aftershocks, some of which were quite strong. The largest was a magnitude 6.0 on November 24. A number of aftershocks had magnitudes of about 5.5.
    From Significant Earthquakes of the World 1977, and Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 3.
  •  M6.3 - Montana, 1947

    Chimneys fell, twisted, or cracked in several towns in Madison County, including Alder, Cameron, Ennis, Laurin, and Virginia City. New springs formed in several areas, and creeks became muddy. Huge rocks rolled down the mountainside. Brick, masonry, and concrete structures sustained much damage. Also felt in parts of Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming.

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