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List of earthquakes in 1912

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Total fatalities  3,102
8.0−8.9  0
9.0+  0
List of earthquakes in 1912
4.0−5.9 magnitude 6.0−6.9 magnitude  7.0−7.9 magnitude 8.0+ magnitude
Strongest magnitude  2 events reached magnitude 7.5
Deadliest  Tekirdag Province, Turkey August 9 (Magnitude 7.1) 3,000 deaths

This is a list of earthquakes in 1912. Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on the list. Lower magnitude events are included if they have caused death, injury or damage. Events which occurred in remote areas will be excluded from the list as they wouldn't have generated significant media interest. All dates are listed according to UTC time.

Contents

By death toll

  • Note: At least 10 casualties
  • By magnitude

  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude
  • January–March

  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on January 4 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck to the northeast of Zakynthos, Greece on January 24 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southern Alaska on January 31 at a depth of 80.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Free State (province), South Africa on February 20 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of the Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada on March 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Vanuatu on March 25 at a depth of 240.0 km.
  • April–June

  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on April 25 at a depth of 220.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Southern Region (Iceland) on May 6 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Kamchatka, Russia on May 13 at a depth of 100.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on May 15 at a depth of 250.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on May 22 at a depth of 220.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Shan State, Myanmar on May 23 at a depth of 15.0 km. At least one death was reported as well as major damage.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Vrancea County, Romania on May 25 at a depth of 100.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on June 1 at a depth of 200.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern end of the Cook Inlet, Alaska on June 7 at a depth of 35.0 km. This was a foreshock to the event on June 10.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on June 8 at a depth of 35.0 km. Some damage was caused as well as a small tsunami.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the southern end of the Cook Inlet, Alaska on June 10 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Cayo District, Belize on June 12 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia on June 14 at a depth of 500.0 km.
  • July–September

  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck central Alaska on July 7 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Northern Region, Uganda on July 9 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Piura Region, Peru on July 24 at a depth of 0.0 km. At least 101 people were killed or injured. Many homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Izu Islands, Japan on July 24 at a depth of 450.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Vanuatu on August 6 at a depth of 260.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Tekirdag Province, Turkey on August 9 at a depth of 15.0 km. Three-thousand people were killed, another 1,575 were injured and at least 5,540 homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Talaud Islands, Indonesia on August 17 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Banda Sea, Indonesia on August 18 at a depth of 650.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on August 23 at a depth of 200.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea on September 1 at a depth of 430.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia on September 11 at a depth of 100.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck east of Palau on September 29 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • October–December

  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Bering Sea on October 18 at a depth of 60.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Rota, Northern Mariana Islands on October 26 at a depth of 130.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Yap, Federated States of Micronesia on October 31 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck west of Kodiak Island, Alaska on November 7 at a depth of 90.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the State of Mexico, Mexico on November 19 at a depth of 80.0 km. Major damage was reported in the area.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on November 28 at a depth of 230.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Kodiak Island, Alaska on December 5 at a depth of 90.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina on December 7 at a depth of 620.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on December 8 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Chiapas, Mexico on December 9 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Gulf of Tomini, Sulawesi, Indonesia on December 23 at a depth of 50.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck under Hualian City, Taiwan on December 24 at a depth of 0.0 km.
  • References

    List of earthquakes in 1912 Wikipedia


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