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List of earthquakes in 1928

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Total fatalities  807
8.0−8.9  0
9.0+  0
List of earthquakes in 1928
4.0−5.9 magnitude 6.0−6.9 magnitude  7.0−7.9 magnitude 8.0+ magnitude
Strongest magnitude  Oaxaca, Mexico (Magnitude 7.9) June 17
Deadliest  Maule Region, Chile (Magnitude 7.7) December 1 279 deaths

This is a list of earthquakes in 1928. 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. It was an active year with several events leading to deaths. Worst affected were Chile, Turkey, Bulgaria and the Philippines. Oaxaca, Mexico and Puno Region, Peru sustained several large earthquakes with the former seeing four reaching above magnitude 7.0. In spite of a series of earthquakes, only four deaths were caused in Mexico during the year.

Contents

By death toll

  • Note: At least 10 casualties
  • By magnitude

  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude
  • January

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia on January 1 at a depth of 530.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia on January 5 at a depth of 540.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Baringo County, Kenya on January 6 at a depth of 15.0 km. This was a fairly strong earthquake for this region.
  • A magnitude 6.2 aftershock struck Uasin Gishu County, Kenya on January 10 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Coquimbo Region, Chile on January 12 at a depth of 30.0 km.
  • February

  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Sakha Republic, Russia on February 3 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Puebla, Mexico on February 10 at a depth of 100.0 km. Fairly heavy damage was reported in the area.
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Chukchi Sea, Russia on February 21 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Chukchi Sea, Russia on February 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • March

  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the west coast of Calabria, Italy on March 7 at a depth of 120.0 km. At least 51 deaths were reported as well as some damage.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Gansu Province, China on March 7 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck South Khorasan Province, Iran on March 8 at an unknown depth. Four people died and some damage was caused.
  • A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the southern Indian Ocean on March 9 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southeast of New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea on March 13 at a depth of 75.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia on March 16 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico on March 22 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Molucca Sea, Indonesia on March 26 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Izu Islands, Japan on March 29 at a depth of 405.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Izmir Province, Turkey on March 31 at a depth of 10.0 km. One-hundred and seventy deaths were reported with a further 700 people injured. Two-thousand six-hundred homes were destroyed and many more were damaged.
  • April

  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Puno Region, Peru on April 9 at a depth of 25.0 km. Ten people were killed and many homes were destroyed partly owing to landslides which dammed a river later leading to flooding.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Stara Zagora Province, Bulgaria on April 14 at a depth of 10.0 km. Catastrophic damage was caused with as many as 74,750 homes being destroyed. The human cost was 127 lives and a further 1,735 people were injured.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Veracruz, Mexico on April 17 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria on April 18 at a depth of 15.0 km. This and the previous event four days earlier can be considered a doublet earthquake. The fatalities and damages from this event are included in the event from April 14.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia on April 22 at a depth of 350.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Peloponnese (region), Greece on April 22 at a depth of 29.0 km. Twenty deaths were reported as well as the destruction of 3,000 homes.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Puno Region, Peru on April 27 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • May

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia on May 8 at a depth of 570.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Amazonas Region, Peru on May 14 at a depth of 120.0 km. Twenty-nine people died and $8 million (1928 rate) in property damage was caused.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Antofagasta Region, Chile on May 26 at a depth of 130.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on May 27 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • June

  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on June 1 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck west of Kyushu, Japan on June 3 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Heilongjiang Province, China on June 7 at a depth of 430.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Mindoro, Philippines on June 15 at a depth of 25.0 km. Some homes were reported destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Mindoro, Philippines on June 15 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico on June 17 at a depth of 20.0 km. Four people were killed and some damage was caused. A tsunami was generated.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Fiji on June 21 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck southern Alaska on June 21 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on June 24 at a depth of 120.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck east of Vanuatu on June 29 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • July

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the south coast of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on July 9 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Cajamarca Region, Peru on July 18 at a depth of 120.0 km.
  • A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Sichuan Province, China on July 19 at an unknown depth. Six people were killed, 10 were injured and some homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck just north of Sumatra, Indonesia on July 27 at a depth of 100.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Coquimbo Region, Chile on July 28 at a depth of 50.0 km.
  • August

  • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on August 4 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck west of Luzon, Philippines on August 5 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan on August 10 at a depth of 255.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck northwest of Halmahera, Indonesia on August 12 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina on August 15 at a depth of 620.0 km.
  • A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck North Khorasan Province, Iran on August 21 at a depth of 9.0 km. Ten people were killed and some damage was reported.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Vanuatu on August 24 at a depth of 190.0 km.
  • September

  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Punjab, Pakistan on September 1 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea on September 7 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Molucca Sea, Indonesia on September 13 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Puno Region, Peru on September 21 at a depth of 225.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands on September 22 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Bungo Channel, Japan on September 25 at a depth of 120.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Windward Islands on September 27 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • October

  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck SNNPR, Ethiopia on October 4 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico on October 9 at a depth of 25.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Baluchistan, Pakistan on October 15 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the west coast of Nicaragua on October 25 at a depth of 30.0 km.
  • November

  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Chihuahua (state), Mexico on November 1 at a depth of 10.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Vanuatu on November 6 at a depth of 55.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan on November 14 at a depth of 110.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Antofagasta Region, Chile on November 20 at a depth of 45.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Flores, Indonesia on November 28 at a depth of 20.0 km.
  • December

  • A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Maule Region, Chile on December 1 at a depth of 35.0 km. Two-hundred and seventy-nine people were killed and many homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 7.0 aftershock struck off the coast of Maule Region, Chile on December 2 at a depth of 30.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the south coast of Papua (province), Indonesia on December 7 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on December 9 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northern Sumatra, Indonesia on December 10 at a depth of 35.0 km.
  • A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on December 12 at a depth of 30.0 km.
  • A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines on December 19 at a depth of 25.0 km. Ninety-seven people died partly due to a tsunami. One-hundred and two people were injured and many homes were destroyed.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines on December 28 at a depth of 15.0 km.
  • References

    List of earthquakes in 1928 Wikipedia


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