Deadly earthquakes of November 4, 19XX – Peru, Turkmenistan and Russia

Flooding at Midway Island from the 1952 Tsunami (U.S. Navy Photograph)

M 6.3   04-11-1913    Depth 10 km    Peru – killing 155 people
Aymaraes earthquake with the devastation of many houses.
Depending on the source a 6.3 to 7.0 earthquake in the Apurimac and Cuzco area.
Felt until Abancay and Ayacucho.
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M 7.1   04-11-1946    Depth 0    km    Turkmenistan – killing 400 people
No further details found
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M 9.0   04-11-1952    Depth 22.2 km    Russian Federation, Kamchatska peninsula – killing ? people – Massive Tsunami
On November 4, 1952, at 16:52 GMT, a strong earthquake off the coast of Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far east of Russia, generated a great destructive Pacific-wide tsunami. The tsunami waves struck the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kuril Islands and other areas of Russia’s Far East, and caused considerable damage and loss of life. The tsunami caused severe damage along the Pacific coastal area of the Kamchatka Peninsula, and was also very damaging in the Hawaiian Islands. There was also some damage in Peru and Chile. Although the tsunami was widely observed and recorded in Japan, there was no loss of life or any significant damage there.
The destructive tsunami was triggered by an earthquake, which had a surface-wave magnitude of 8.2 and a focal depth of 30 km. The quake’s epicenter was at 52.8° N, 159.5° E.
Some years later a Moment Magnitude (Mm) of 9.0 was assigned to this quake.
The highest and most destructive waves from this tsunami were observed and experienced in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kuril Islands and other areas of Russia’s Far East. There was considerable damage and loss of life in these areas. The 2nd and 3rd waves were the highest.
Kamchatka
From Kamchatka Peninsula to Kronotsky Peninsula: Tsunami wave heights ranged from zero to 5 meters.
From Kronotsky Peninsula to Cape Shipursky: Tsunami wave heights ranged from 4-13 meters with the highest wave of 13 meters observed at Olga Bay. The 3rd wave was the highest. Travel time of the first tsunami wave to Olga Bay was approximately 42 minutes after the earthquake. There was considerable damage.
From Cape Shipursky to Cape Povorotny: The waves ranged from 1 to 10 meters and considerable loss of life and damage were reported. At Avachinskaia Bay the tsunami height was 1.2 meters and tsunami travel time was about 30 minutes.
From Cape Povorotny to Cape Lopatkka: The tsunami waves ranged from 5 to 15 meters. At Khodutka Bay a cutter was thrown 500 meters back from shore
At West coast – Ozernoe: Tsunami run up was 5 meters
Japan
The tsunami was widely observed and recorded in Japan but there was no loss of life or damage.
Hawaiian Islands
The island of Hawaii experienced run up to 6.1 meters.
The north shore of Oahu experienced higher waves of up to 4.5 meters.
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Courtesy : The Tsunami Page of Dr. George P.C.

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Deadly earthquakes of October 31, 19XX – Iran, PNG, Philippines and Italy

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M 6.8   31-10-1956    Depth 35 km    Iran – killing 410 people
Earthquake in Southern Iran.
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M 7.3   31-10-1970    Depth 8.1 km    Papua New Guinea – killing 15 people
No additional data could be found
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M 7.6   31-10-1975    Depth 52.5 km    Philippines – killing 1 person
No additional data could be found
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M 5.7   31-10-2002    Depth 5.7 km    Italy (Molise) – killing 29 people
Twenty-nine people killed at San Giuliano di Puglia. At least 135 people injured and seventy percent of the houses damaged (VIII) in the Campobasso area. Some ground cracks and small landslides were observed in the area. Felt throughout central Italy from Rome to   Brindisi.
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Deadly earthquakes of October 30, 19XX – Italy and Turkey

M 6.0  30-10-1930    Italy        Depth Unknown     UK 6.0 – killing 18 people
The town of Senigallia is located  on the Adriatic Coast (Central Italy), an area affected by affshore seismicity.
The city was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake of IX MMI.
The shock was characterized by strong differences in the damagfe levels at a scale of hundreds and tens of meters.
The earthquake killed 18 people.
The geographic position of Senigallia at the mouth of a river and its soil conditions, similar to many other coastal historical and tourist centres in the region, make this earthquake an important case history, useful for a better understanding of the seismic risk of the entire coastal area.
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M 6.6  30-10-1983    Turkey        Depth 12 km    MW 6.7 – killing 1400 people
At least 1,342 people killed, many injured, 534 seriously injured, more than 25,000 people homeless, and 50 villages completely destroyed in the provinces of Erzurum and Kars.
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Deadly earthquakes of October 28, 19XX – Idaho, USA

M 6.9 28-10-1983       EASTERN IDAHO, United States     Depth 16 km – killing 2 people
Borah Peak earthquake
Two people killed, two injured, and considerable damage at Challis. One person injured and extensive damage at Mackay. Maximum intensity VII in the Challis-Mackay area. Total damage from the earthquake estimated at 15 million dollars.  System of fault      scarps extending for more than 35 kilometers with vertical displacement up to 2.7 meters observed between Mackay and Challis.  Landslides, rockfalls and groundwater changes occurred throughout the region, including changes to geyser activity in Yellowstone National Park.  The earthquake was felt in Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and parts of Canada.
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Challis 1983 earthquake

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Deadly earthquakes of October 26, 19XX – Bosnia and Herzegovina and Pakistan

Titanic building in Banja Luka after the earthquake

M 5.6    26-10-69    Depth 15 km    Bosnia and Herzegovina – killing 15 people
On 26 and 27 October 1969, two devastating earthquakes damaged many buildings in Banja Luka.
15 people got killed, and over a thousand injured. A large building called Titanik in the center of the town was razed to the ground, and the area was turned into a central public square.
With contributions from all over Yugoslavia, Banja Luka was repaired and rebuilt. That was a period when a large Serb population moved to the city from the surrounding villages, and distant areas in Herzegovina.
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M 5.2    26-10-07    Depth 10 km    Pakistan     – killing 1 person
NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR. One person killed and landslides injured at least 12 people in Ghanche. Felt in Ladakh.
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Deadly earthquakes of October 25, 19XX – Mexico, Indonesia, Afghanistan and China

Earthquake in China

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MW 7.2   25-10-1981    Depth 19 km    Mexico – killing 9 people
One person killed, 11 injured, and damage at Mexico City.  Two     people killed, 17 injured and extensive damage in Michoacan.  Felt hroughout southern Mexico.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse  faulting.
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MW 6.5   25-10-1983    Depth 26.6 km    Indonesia – killing 2 people
No specific details found
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MW 5.8   25-10-1990    Depth 110.2 km    Afghanistan – killing 11 people
HINDU KUSH REGION. Eleven people killed, more then 250 injured and damage in the Chitral-Mardan-Malakand area, Pakistan. Felt throughout northern and central Pakistan. Also felt in northwestern India. Felt (IV) at Ishkashim; (III) at Andizhan, Dushanbe,       Dzhirgatal, Fergana, Khorog, Kulyab, Nurek and Tashkent; (II) at Samarkand, USSR.
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MW 5.8   25-10-2003    Depth 12 km    China – killing 9 people
GANSU-QINGHAI BORDER REGION, CHINA. At least nine people killed, more than 43 injured and thousands homeless; 10,000 houses destroyed and 45,000 damaged; 2 reservoirs damaged; 16,000 livestock killed in Minle and Shandan Counties. Damage estimated at 40 million U.S. dollars.
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Deadly earthquakes of October 24, 19XX – Mexico and Congo

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M 7.1    24-10-1980    Mexico    Depth 72 km – killing 300 people
At least 300 people killed, many injured, approximately 150,000 homeless and extensive damage in central Mexico, mainly in the Huajuapan de Leon area.  Felt throughout central and southern Mexico and in Guatemala.
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M 6.2    24-10-2002    Democratic Republic of the Congo  Depth 11 km – killing 2 people
Two people killed at Goma, several buildings damaged or destroyed at Lwiro and minor damage to buildings at Bukavu and Goma. One building destroyed at Mugera and several buildings damaged at Kigali, Rwanda. Felt as far south as Bujumbura, Burundi and as far north as Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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