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List of earthquakes in 1919

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Total fatalities  100
8.0−8.9  1
9.0+  0
List of earthquakes in 1919
4.0−5.9 magnitude 6.0−6.9 magnitude  7.0−7.9 magnitude 8.0+ magnitude
Strongest magnitude  Tonga April 30 (Magnitude 8.1)
Deadliest  San Salvador, El Salvador April 28 (Magnitude 5.9) 100 deaths

This is a list of earthquakes in 1919. 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. Remarkably there were only 100 deaths this year. The southwest Pacific Ocean area saw some very large magnitude events. Clusters of activity were also found in Taiwan, the Philippines and Central America.

Contents

By death toll

  • Note: At least 10 casualties
  • By magnitude

  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude
  • January–March

  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southeast of Mindanao, Philippines on January 1 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Fiji on January 1 at a depth of 485.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the southwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on January 18 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Los Lagos Region, Chile on March 2 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Chubut Province, Argentina on March 2 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Los Lagos Region, Chile on March 9 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Burias, Philippines on March 21 at a depth of 50.0 km.
  • April–June

  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Sumatra, Indonesia on April 2 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on April 17 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Retalhuleu Department, Guatemala on April 17 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southwest of Mindoro, Philippines on April 27 at a depth of 15.0 km. Damage was caused in the area.
  • A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck directly under San Salvador, El Salvador on April 28 at an unknown depth. At least 100 deaths were caused and there was damage to many homes.
  • A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Tonga on April 30 at a depth of 25.0 km. Some minor damage was caused as well as a tsunami.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Eastern Province, Zambia on May 1 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck east of Japan on May 3 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southeast of New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea on May 6 at a depth of 35.0 km. A few homes were damaged.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Punjab, Pakistan on May 23 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck north of Taiwan on June 1 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Tuscany, Italy on June 29 at a depth of 33.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador on June 29 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck SNNPR, Ethiopia on June 30 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • July–September

  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Rukwa Region, Tanzania on July 8 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Tachira, Venezuela on July 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Chontales Department, Nicaragua on July 22 at a depth of 150.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southern Xinjiang Province, China on July 24 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on August 3 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Fiji on August 18 at a depth of 214.6 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck northeast of Buru, Indonesia on August 29 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck eastern Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu on August 31 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck north of the British Virgin Islands on September 6 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck western Mindanao, Philippines on September 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • October–December

  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck western Rabi Island, Fiji on October 3 at an unknown depth. Some damage was caused in the area.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Akita Prefecture, Honshu, Japan on October 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the southwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on October 12 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Limpopo, South Africa on October 31 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the west coast of Balikesir Province, Turkey on November 18 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands on November 20 at a depth of 113.0 km.
  • An earthquake struck just off the coast of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia on November 21. The magnitude and depth were unknown. Destruction was caused to a few homes.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck east of Taiwan on December 20 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of Taiwan on December 20 at a depth of 20.0 km. This came just over an hour after the previous event and can be considered a doublet earthquake.
  • References

    List of earthquakes in 1919 Wikipedia


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