List of earthquakes in the United States

Jump to navigation Jump to search


The following is a list of notable earthquakes and/or tsunamis which had their epicenter in areas that are now part of the United States with the latter affecting areas of the United States. Those in italics were not part of the United States when the event occurred.

Date State(s) Magnitude Fatalities Article Further information
January 26, 1700 Washington, Oregon, California 8.7–9.2 Unknown 1700 Cascadia earthquake
November 18, 1755 Massachusetts 5.9 0 1755 Cape Ann earthquake
December 16, 1811 Missouri 7.5–8.0 100−500 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes
December 8, 1812 California 6.9–7.5 40+ 1812 San Juan Capistrano earthquake
January 9, 1857 California 7.9 2 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake
April 24, 1867 Kansas 5.1 0 1867 Manhattan, Kansas earthquake
April 2, 1868 Hawaii 7.9 77 1868 Hawaii earthquake and tsunami
October 21, 1868 California 6.3–6.7 30 1868 Hayward earthquake
December 14, 1872 Washington 6.5–7.0 0 1872 North Cascades earthquake
March 26, 1872 California 7.4–7.9 27 1872 Lone Pine earthquake
August 10, 1884 New York 4.9–5.5 2 1884 Coney Island earthquake
August 31, 1886 South Carolina 6.9–7.3 60 1886 Charleston earthquake
October 9, 1900 Alaska 7.9 0 1900 Alaska earthquake[1]
April 18, 1906 California 7.9 3,000+ 1906 San Francisco earthquake
September 27, 1909 Indiana 5.1 0 1909 Wabash River earthquake
October 3, 1915 Nevada 7.1 0 1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake
June 29, 1925 California 6.8 13 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake
October 24, 1927 Alaska 7.3 0 1927 Southeastern Alaska earthquake[2]
March 7, 1929 Alaska 7.8 0 1929 Aleutian Islands earthquake[3]
August 16, 1931 Texas 5.8 0 1931 Valentine earthquake
March 10, 1933 California 6.4 120 1933 Long Beach earthquake
October 18, 1935 Montana 6.2 4 1935 Helena earthquake
July 15, 1936 Oregon, Washington 5.8 0 1936 State Line earthquake
November 10, 1938 Alaska 8.2 0 1938 Alaska Peninsula earthquake[4]
May 18, 1940 California 6.9 9 1940 El Centro earthquake
December 20, 1940 New Hampshire 5.3 0 1940 New Hampshire earthquakes
December 24, 1940 New Hampshire 5.5 0 1940 New Hampshire earthquakes
November 3, 1943 Alaska 7.6 0 1943 Southern Alaska earthquake[5]
April 1, 1946 Alaska 8.6 165 1946 Aleutian Islands earthquake and tsunami
December 4, 1948 California 6.3 0 1948 Desert Hot Springs earthquake
April 13, 1949 Washington 6.7 8 1949 Olympia earthquake
July 21, 1952 California 7.3 14 1952 Kern County earthquake
March 9, 1957 Alaska 8.6 0 1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake and tsunami
July 9, 1958 Alaska 7.8 5 (tsunami) 1958 Lituya Bay earthquakes and megatsunami
August 17, 1959 Montana, Wyoming, Idaho 7.3–7.5 28+ 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake
March 27, 1964 Alaska 9.2 143 1964 Alaska earthquake and tsunami
February 4, 1965 Alaska 8.7 0 1965 Rat Islands earthquake and tsunami
April 29, 1965 Washington 6.7 7 1965 Puget Sound earthquake
July 2, 1965 Alaska 7.8 0 1965 Fox Islands earthquake[6]
August 9, 1967 Colorado 5.3 0 Rocky Mountain Arsenal#Deep injection well
November 26, 1967 Colorado 5.2 0 Rocky Mountain Arsenal#Deep injection well
November 9, 1968 Illinois 5.4 0 1968 Illinois earthquake
October 2, 1969 California 5.6, 5.7 1 1969 Santa Rosa earthquakes Doublet
February 9, 1971 California 6.5–6.7 58–65 1971 San Fernando earthquake
July 30, 1972 Alaska 7.6 0 1972 Alaska earthquake[7]
February 2, 1975 Alaska 7.6 0 1975 Near Islands earthquake
November 29, 1975 Hawaii 7.7 2 1975 Hawaii earthquake[8]
November 8, 1980 California 7.2 0 1980 Northern California earthquake[9]
May 2, 1983 California 6.5 0 1983 Coalinga earthquake
October 28, 1983 Idaho 7.3 2 1983 Borah Peak earthquake
April 24, 1984 California 6.2 0 1984 Morgan Hill earthquake
May 7, 1986 Alaska 8.0 0 1986 Aleutian Islands earthquake[10]
October 1, 1987 California 5.9 8 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake
November 30, 1987 Alaska 7.9 0 1987 Gulf of Alaska earthquake[11]
March 6, 1988 Alaska 7.8 0 1988 Gulf of Alaska earthquake[12]
October 17, 1989 California 6.9 63 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
September 4, 1989 Alaska 7.1 0 1989 Alaska Peninsula earthquake[13]
May 30, 1991 Alaska 7.0 0 1991 Aleutian Islands earthquake[14]
June 28, 1991 California 5.6 2 1991 Sierra Madre earthquake
August 17, 1991 Oregon 7.0 0 1991 Juan De Fuca earthquake[15]
April 25–26, 1992 California 6.5–7.2 0 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquakes
June 28, 1992 California 7.3 3 1992 Landers earthquake
June 28, 1992 California 6.5 0 1992 Big Bear earthquake
March 25, 1993 Oregon 5.6 0 1993 Scotts Mills earthquake
September 20, 1993 Oregon 6.0 2 1993 Klamath Falls earthquakes
January 17, 1994 California 6.7 57 1994 Northridge earthquake
September 1, 1994 California 7.0 0 1994 Northern California earthquake[16]
April 14, 1995 Texas 5.7 0 1995 Marathon earthquake
May 2, 1996 Washington 5.6 0 1996 Duvall earthquake
June 10, 1996 Alaska 7.9 0 1996 Andreanof Islands earthquake[17]
September 25, 1998 Pennsylvania 5.2 0 1998 Pymatuning earthquake
October 16, 1999 California 7.1 0 1999 Hector Mine earthquake
December 6, 1999 Alaska 7.0 0 1999 Kodiak Islands earthquake[18]
January 10, 2001 Alaska 7.0 0 2001 Kodiak Islands earthquake[19]
February 28, 2001 Washington 6.8 1 2001 Nisqually earthquake
November 3, 2002 Alaska 7.9 0 2002 Denali earthquake
December 22, 2003 California 6.5 2 2003 San Simeon earthquake
June 15, 2005 California 7.2 0 2005 Juan De Fuca earthquake[20]
September 10, 2006 Florida 5.8 0 2006 Gulf of Mexico earthquake
October 15, 2006 Hawaii 6.7 0 2006 Kiholo Bay earthquake
October 30, 2007 California 5.6 0 2007 Alum Rock earthquake
February 21, 2008 Nevada 6.0 0 2008 Wells earthquake
April 18, 2008 Illinois 5.4 0 2008 Illinois earthquake
July 29, 2008 California 5.5 0 2008 Chino Hills earthquake
January 9, 2010 California 6.5 0 2010 Eureka earthquake
July 7, 2010 California 5.4 0 2010 Borrego Springs earthquake
August 22, 2011 Colorado 5.3 0 2011 Colorado earthquake
August 23, 2011 Virginia 5.9 0 2011 Virginia earthquake
November 5, 2011 Oklahoma 5.6 0 2011 Oklahoma earthquake
January 5, 2013 Alaska 7.5 0 2013 Southeastern Alaska earthquake[21]
March 10, 2014 California 6.8 0 2014 Ferndale earthquake[22]
June 23, 2014 Alaska 7.9 0 2014 Aleutian Islands earthquake
July 25, 2014 Alaska 6.0 0 2014 Southeast Alaska earthquake
August 24, 2014 California 6.0 1 2014 South Napa earthquake
September 25, 2014 Alaska 6.2 0 2014 Southern Alaska earthquake
May 29, 2015 Alaska 6.8 0 2015 Chirikof Island earthquake[23]
July 27, 2015 Alaska 6.9 0 2015 Nikolski earthquake[24]
July 29, 2015 Alaska 6.4 0 2015 Redoubt Volcano earthquake[25]
January 24, 2016 Alaska 7.1 0 2016 Old Iliamna earthquake
September 3, 2016 Oklahoma 5.8 0 2016 Oklahoma earthquake
December 8, 2016 California 6.6 0 2016 Ferndale earthquake[26]
January 23, 2018 Alaska 7.9 0 2018 Gulf of Alaska earthquake
May 4, 2018 Hawaii 6.9 0 2018 Hawaii earthquake
August 12, 2018 Alaska 6.4, 6.0 0 2018 Kaktovik earthquakes[27][28]
November 30, 2018 Alaska 7.1 0 2018 Anchorage earthquake
July 4, 2019 California 6.4 0 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake
July 5, 2019 California 7.1 1 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake
Two-percent probability of exceedance in 50 years map of peak ground acceleration from the United States Geological Survey, released July 17, 2014

Earthquake swarms which affected the United States:

Earthquakes which affected the United States but whose epicenters were outside the United States borders:

Earthquakes which did not affect the United States directly, but caused tsunamis which did:

See also

References

  1. ^ "M 7.9 - Kodiak Island region, Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  2. ^ "M 7.3 - Southeastern Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  3. ^ "M 7.8 - south of the Aleutian Islands". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  4. ^ "M 8.2 - Alaska Peninsula". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  5. ^ "M 7.6 - Southern Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  6. ^ "M 7.8 - Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  7. ^ "M 7.6 - Southeastern Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  8. ^ "M 7.7 - Kalapana Earthquake". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  9. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0001aq1/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0002tmu/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0003aq8/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0003dnb/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0003z7h/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0004s9h/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0004vh7/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci3182936/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0007jcu/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp0009jj1/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp000a7f2/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/iscgem7143782/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usp000jxum/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72182046/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak11610140/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us200030aq/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak11661615/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20007z6r/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  27. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak20076877/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  28. ^ earthquake.usgs.gov https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak20083478/executive. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. ^ Healy, J.H.; Rubey, W.W.; Griggs, D.T.; Raleigh, C.B. (27 September 1968). "The Denver Earthquakes: disposal of waste fluids by injection into a deep well has triggered earthquakes near Denver, Colorado" (PDF). Science. 161 (3848): 1301–1310. doi:10.1126/science.161.3848.1301. PMID 17831340. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  30. ^ Gibbons, Helen (November 2009). "USGS Scientists Respond to Deadly Samoa Tsunami". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 5 May 2015.

External links


The article is a derivative under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. A link to the original article can be found here and attribution parties here. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use. Gpedia Ⓡ is a registered trademark of the Cyberajah Pty Ltd.