In memory of the victims of August 8, 19XX – Japan, Chile and California

“In memory of” will highlight deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

M 5.6 Japan  08-08-1983    Depth 18 km (Landslide) killing 1 person
One person killed, 28 injured, several houses damaged and landslides in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama, Shizuoka, and Yamanashi Prefectures.  A highway was cracked near Ogawa. Felt (IV JMA) at Kofu, Mishima, Tokyo and Yokohama.
Felt (I JMA) from Osaka to Morioka and on Hachijo-jima.
JMA ? : The Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale is a measure used in Japan and Taiwan to indicate the strength of earthquakes. Following the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995, Shindo was further expanded to a total of 10 levels of earthquake.
The Shindo scale has been used in Japan from 1996 without change. Other parts of the world are using the Modified Mercalli scale.

M 7.2 Chile  08-08-1987    Depth 71 km (Landslide) killing 5 people
Appears to be two events about 5 seconds apart.  Depth based on first event.  Five people killed, 112 injured and more than 1,000 houses destroyed (VII) in the Arica area.  Several landslides occurred along the Chile-Peru border.  Damage (VI) at Iquique.  Felt (V) at Tocopilla and (III) at Calama and Antofagasta.  Felt (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Felt strongly at Tacna, Moquegua and Lima, Peru.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal faulting.

M 5.4 United States Central California  08-08-1989  Depth 15 km killing 1 person

One person killed, some minor injuries and damage (VI) in the Los Gatos, Campbell and Saratoga areas. Also slight damage (VI) at Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Cupertino, Holy City, Redwood Estates and Santa Cruz.  Felt (V) throughout much of the San Francisco Bay area. Felt from San Luis Obispo to Sonoma and east as far as Tracy.

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