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List of earthquakes in 1926

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Total fatalities  622
8.0−8.9  0
9.0+  0
List of earthquakes in 1926
4.0−5.9 magnitude 6.0−6.9 magnitude  7.0−7.9 magnitude 8.0+ magnitude
Strongest magnitude  , Solomon Islands, Indonesia (Magnitude 7.6)
Deadliest  Kars Province, Turkey (Magnitude 5.7) October 22 360 deaths

This is a list of earthquakes in 1926. 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. A fairly active year, with Greece, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands experiencing many large events. In spite of this the death toll was relatively low.

Contents

By death toll

  • Note: At least 10 casualties
  • By magnitude

  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude
  • January

  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk just northeast of Hokkaido, Japan on January 15 at a depth of 360.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on January 25 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands on January 26 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • February

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Sucre, Venezuela on February 1 at a depth of 100.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the west coast of Honshu, Japan on February 4 at a depth of 150.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck north of New Britain, Papua New Guinea on February 7 at a depth of 390.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador on February 8 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina on February 9 at a depth of 660.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador on February 15 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • March

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Talaud Islands, Indonesia on March 4 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Loreto Region, Peru on March 7 at a depth of 150.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Nicaragua on March 17 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Antalya Province, Turkey on March 18 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck south of the South Sandwich Islands on March 21 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on March 27 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • April

  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the south coast of Honshu, Japan on April 1 at a depth of 340.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Azores on April 5 at a depth of 50.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northwest Makira, Solomon Islands on April 12 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Antofagasta Region, Chile on April 28 at a depth of 90.0 km.
  • May

  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Kachin State, Burma on May 10 at a depth of 80.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on May 11 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck south of Mindanao, Philippines on May 20 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southeast of Hokkaido, Japan on May 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • June

  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu on June 3 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Xizang, China on June 4 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of Kyushu, Japan on June 5 at a depth of 180.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Banda Sea, Indonesia on June 24 at a depth of 150.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Dodecanese Islands, Greece on June 26 at a depth of 15.0 km. At least 51 deaths were caused along with major damage in the area.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northern Sumatra, Indonesia on June 28 at a depth of 15.0 km. At least 101 injuries were reported and some damage was caused.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Sumatra, Indonesia on June 28 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Ryukyu Islands, Japan on June 29 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • July

  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the west coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia on July 1 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • An earthquake struck central Sumatra, Indonesia on July 5. The magnitude and depth were unknown. At least 101 deaths were caused as well as the destruction of some homes.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Molucca Sea, Indonesia on July 10 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A pair of magnitude 6.2 earthquakes struck east of Morotai, Indonesia on July 14 at a depth of 180.0 km. The events were separated by 12 minutes.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on July 16 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake off the west coast of Honshu, Japan on July 26 at a depth of 360.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Rendova Island, Solomon Islands on July 28 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • August

  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Catanduanes, Philippines on August 2 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southeast of Taiwan on August 3 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Ceram Sea, Indonesia on August 3 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Nias, Indonesia on August 3 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Xizang Province, China on August 6 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on August 9 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck to the north of Taiwan on August 9 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Salta Province, Argentina on August 12 at a depth of 250.0 km.
  • A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Salina, Sicily, Italy on August 17 at a depth of 100.0 km. Fairly heavy damage was caused.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands on August 25 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Peloponnese (region), Greece on August 30 at a depth of 50.0 km.
  • An earthquake struck the Azores, Portugal (with a body wave magnitude of 5.3–5.9) on August 31 at a depth 1.6–4 kilometres (0.99–2.49 mi). Nine deaths and 200 injuries were reported, and approximately 4,138 homes were partially or totally destroyed.
  • September

  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Southwest Indian Ridge on September 2 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southeast of Hokkaido, Japan on September 4 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Madang Province, Papua New Guinea on September 7 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck south of Java, Indonesia on September 10 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on September 12 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck west of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on September 16 at a depth of 15.0 km. Some homes were damaged.
  • October

  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on October 3 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the far southwest Pacific Ocean on October 3 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on October 13 at a depth of 45.0 km. This was part of a series of quakes hitting the area on this day.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on October 13 at a depth of 50.0 km. This was part of a series of quakes hitting the area on this day.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on October 13 at a depth of 40.0 km.
  • A pair of earthquakes struck Monterey Bay, California on October 22. The first was a magnitude 6.1 at a depth of 35.0 km. The second was a magnitude 6.3 and was 10.0 km deep. The quakes occurred within an hour of each other.
  • A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Kars Province, Turkey on October 22 at a depth of 7.0 km. The shallow depth perhaps contributed to a death toll of 360. Major damage was caused in the area.
  • A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Papua (province), Indonesia on October 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.6 aftershock struck Papua (province), Indonesia on October 26 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 aftershock struck Papua (province), Indonesia on October 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • November

  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Leon Department, Nicaragua on November 5 at a depth of 15.0 km. Heavy damage was caused.
  • A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Yunnan Province, China on November 22 at an unknown depth. At least 101 people died and some homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Leyte, Philippines on November 27 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • December

  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Atacama Region, Chile on December 9 at a depth of 33.0 km.
  • An earthquake struck central Java, Indonesia on December 13. The magnitude and depth were unknown. At least 51 people were hurt and major damage was caused.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck south of Sumba, Indonesia on December 14 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Fier County, Albania on December 17 at an unknown depth. Many homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea on December 25 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Makassar Strait, Indonesia on December 25 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • References

    List of earthquakes in 1926 Wikipedia


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