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List of earthquakes in 1922

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Total fatalities  710
8.0−8.9  1
9.0+  0
List of earthquakes in 1922
4.0−5.9 magnitude 6.0−6.9 magnitude  7.0−7.9 magnitude 8.0+ magnitude
Strongest magnitude  Atacama Region, Chile November 11 (Magnitude 8.3)
Deadliest  Atacama Region, Chile November 11 (Magnitude 8.3) 700 deaths

This is a list of earthquakes in 1922. 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 6.6 earthquake struck Fiji on January 1 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of southern Peru on January 6 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Loreto Region, Peru on January 17 at a depth of 475.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Western Province (Papua New Guinea) on January 19 at a depth of 15.0 km. A few homes were destroyed in the area.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on January 22 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on January 31 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the west coast of Nicaragua on February 16 at a depth of 25.0 km. Major damage was reported in the region.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck east of Cebu, Philippines on February 27 at an unknown depth. Five deaths were reported and some damage occurred in the area.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck south of Negros (island), Philippines on March 1 at an unknown depth. Some homes were damaged.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Kamchatka Krai, Russia on March 4 at a depth of 241.4 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southern California on March 10 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck south of Fiji on March 10 at a depth of 570.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Potosi Department, Bolivia near to the border with Chile on March 28 at a depth of 136.4 km.
  • April–June

  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck south of Unimak Island, Alaska on April 2 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the north coast of Papua (province), Indonesia on April 5 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck just west of Jan Mayen on April 8 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck east of the Kuril Islands, Russia on April 25 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Uraga Channel, Honshu, Japan on April 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Shan State, Myanmar on May 2 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, Russia on May 4 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumba, Indonesia on May 9 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the far western Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Windward Islands on May 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands on May 12 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southeast of Hokkaido, Japan on May 15 at a depth of 30.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck east of Mindanao, Philippines on June 2 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the southern end of the Gulf of California, Mexico on June 12 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • July–September

  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula on July 2 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on July 5 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia on July 10 at a depth of 667.1 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Volcano Islands, Japan on July 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck east of Crete, Greece on August 11 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Dodecanese Islands, Greece on August 13 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Amur Oblast, Russia on August 14 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia on August 16 at a depth of 45.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Uvs Province, Mongolia on August 25 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake southeast of Mindoro, Philippines on August 29 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck just east of Taiwan on September 1 at a depth of 20.0 km. Five deaths were reported, seven people were injured and 139 homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Acre, Brazil on September 4 at a depth of 635.8 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck east of Taiwan on September 14 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • October–December

  • A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Arequipa Region, Peru on October 11 at a depth of 160.0 km. Many homes were destroyed in the area and damage was sustained to some more.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Hsinchu County, Taiwan on October 14 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck eastern Xinjiang Province, China on October 16 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Andaman Sea on October 17 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, Russia on October 24 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Hualien County, Taiwan on October 27 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Atacama Region, Chile on November 7 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck Atacama Region, Chile on November 11 a depth of 70.0 km. At least 700 people died in the area and many homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.6 aftershock struck Atacama Region, Chile on November 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Coquimbo Region, Chile on November 17 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on December 6 at a depth of 239.9 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the west coast of Kyushu, Japan on December 7 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the west coast of Kyushu, Japan on December 8 at a depth of 5.0 km. This was an aftershock of the previous event.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on December 8 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake stuck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on December 17 at a depth of 210.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck north of Puerto Rico on December 18 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand on December 25 at an unknown depth.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, Russia on December 31 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • References

    List of earthquakes in 1922 Wikipedia


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