In memory of the victims of September 7, 19XX – El Salvador, Russia, Italy, Greece and Argentina

M 7.4    07-09-1915    El Salvador – Depth 80 km – killing 7 people
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The largest earthquake during the twentieth century, in the vicinity of El Salvador, occurred on 7 September 1915, with a reported magnitude of Ms 7.8, with a focal depth between 45 and 60 km. This earthquake caused widespread destruction in western El Salvador,
affecting particularly the town of Juayúa.
El Salvador is affected by earthquakes from two main sources of seismicity. The largest earthquakes are generated in the Benioff-Wadati zones of the subducted Cocos plate, which is converging with the Caribbean plate in the Middle America Trench at an
estimated rate of 7 cm/year.

M 7.6    07-09-1918    Russian Federation – Depth 242.4 km – killing 24 people
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Few data can be found on this earthquake in the Kuril Islands area. What we could trace was that the devastating tsunami had waveheights of up to 12 meters. The death toll differs from source to source and varies from 24 to 50.

M 5.8    07-09-1920    Italy – Depth 10 km – killing 171 people
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171 people killed in an earthquake with an epicenter in Tuscany. A lot of people were killed in Fissano and Carrara when the marble excavation places collapsed and workers were crushed by the falling stones and boulders. A lot of houses and infrastructure devastated. The Vasaris dome church of the madonna della Umilta at Pistoja was also destroyed.

M 6.0    07-09-1999    Greece – Depth 10 km – killing 143 people
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One hundred forty-three people killed, 1,600 injured, 50,000 homeless and at least 53,000 buildings damaged or destroyed (IX) in the Athens area.
Preliminary estimate of damage at 655 million U.S. dollars.
Felt in much of central Greece and as far as Izmir, Turkey.

M 6.1    07-09-2004    Argentina – Depth 13 km – killing 1 person
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At least one person killed, several people injured and some buildings damaged (VI) at Catamarca. Felt (III) at San Juan. Felt as far east as Buenos Aires and in parts of Chile.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
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