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1. 1915 Pleasant Valley, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.40]
Oblique-slip fault produced during the 7.7 magnitude earthquake of 1915, Pleasant Valley, Nevada.


2. 1925 Clarkston Valley, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.37]
Location: east of Helena. Affected area: 803,000 square kilometers. Damage: $0.3 million. Chimneys fell in every direction from the shaking. In addition, brick and mortar structures were damaged. ...


3. 1946 Unimak Island, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.29]
On April 1, 1946, at 12:29 [local time] a rather strong magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred with source to the south of Unimak Island, causing one of the most destructive tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean.


4. 1952 Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.35]
The tsunami was generated by a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) earthquake on Kamchatka where it caused severe damage. The tsunami then struck Midway (3,000 kilometers away), the Hawaiian Islands (5,200 kilometers ...


5. 1957 Aleutian Islands, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.30]
The magnitude 8.6 (Mw) earthquake occurred south of the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands. It generated an 8-meter tsunami that did great damage on Adak Island, especially to the fuel and ...


6. 1960 Puerto Montt, Valdivia, Chile Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.25]
On May 22, 1960, a Mw 9.5 earthquake, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded, occurred in southern Chile. The series of earthquakes that followed ravaged southern Chile and ruptured over ...


7. 1964 Niigata, Japan Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.3]
The magnitude 7.4 earthquake killed 26 and destroyed 3,018 houses and moderately or severely damaged 9,750 in Niigata prefecture.


8. 1965 Seattle, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.4]
The magnitude 6.5 earthquake killed 7 and caused 12.5 million in property damage.


9. 1967 Caracas, Venezuela Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.5]
The magnitude 6.6 earthquake killed 240 and caused $50 million in property damage.


10. 1968 Meckering, Australia Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.6]
The magnitude 6.8 earthquake caused $2.2 million in property damage. This earthquake was particularly efficient in the generation of surface waves.


11. 1970 Huaraz, Peru Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.7]
In 1970, an earthquake-induced rock and snow avalanche on Mt. Huascaran, Peru, buried the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed 66,794 and caused $250 million in property ...


12. 1971 San Fernando, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.8]
The magnitude 6.7 earthquake killed 66 and caused $0.5-1.0 billion property damage.


13. 1975 Kilauea, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.38]
Two earthquakes occurred in the morning on Hawaii Island. The first earthquake (3 hours 36 minutes local time, 5.1 Ms, epicenter near the Kilauea crater) awakened the entire population of the island. ...


14. 1975 Lice, Turkey Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.250]
Eastern Turkey. A magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck the Turkish district of Lice at 12:20 local time (09:20 UTC) on September 6, 1975, killing 2,311 people. The epicenter was located near the town ...


15. 1976 Esmeraldas, Ecuador Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.251]
Northwestern Ecuador. Damage: Severe.


16. 1976 Los Amateos, Guatemala Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.9]
The magnitude 7.5 earthquake killed 23,000, injured 76,000, and caused $1,100 million in property damage. It was felt over 100,000 square kilometers and was accompanied by extensive surface faulting. ...


17. 1976 Tangshan, China Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.252]
Northeastern China. Damage: $5,600 million. The death toll (240,000) was one of largest in recorded history from an earthquake. In addition, around 800,000 were injured. Extensive damage occurred ...


18. 1977 Bucharest, Romania Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.41]
1,500 reported killed, 10,500 injured, and extensive damage in the Bucharest area. Bulgaria reported 20 killed and 165 injured. Moscow reported some damage in the Soviet Republic of Moldavia. Felt ...


19. 1979 Cadoux, Australia Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.253]
Western Australia. Damage: $1.5 million.


20. 1980 Livermore, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.33]
There was considerable damage to facilities at the Lawrence Livermore Lab.


21. 1980 Mount Saint Helens, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.42]
An earthquake occurred at 15 32 UT, only seconds before the explosion that began the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano. This eruption and blast blew off the top of the volcano, reducing its elevation ...


22. 1983 Akita, Honshu, Japan Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.31]
The tsunami generated by a magnitude 7.9 (Mw) earthquake destroyed 700 boats and 59 houses for a total of $800 million in property damage in Japan (1983 dollars). One hundred and four people drowned ...


23. 1983 Coalinga, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.255]
Location: Central California, 20.8 kilometers from Coalinga. Affected area: 205,000 square kilometers. Damage: $31 million. The most serious damage occurred in the eight-block downtown commercial ...


24. 1986 San Salvador, El Salvador Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.43]
At least 1,000 people killed, 10,000 injured, 200,000 homeless and severe damage in the San Salvador area. About 50 fatalities were the result of landslides in the epicentral area. Some damage at ...


25. 1987 Whittier, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.34]
Epicenter: 34.0 degrees N, 118.1 degrees W. Magnitude: 5.9. Damage: $358 million. Eight deaths. The fault which ruptured was located about 11 kilometers below the surface, and 20 kilometers east of ...


26. 1992 Flores Region, Maumere, Indonesia Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.45]
On December 12, 1992, a magnitude 7.5 Ms (USGS) earthquake at 05:29 UT occurred in the Flores, Indonesia, region producing a tsunami that reached shore in five minutes. The source was a thrust fault ...


27. 1992 Masachapa, Nicaragua Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.44]
At least 116 people killed, more than 68 missing and over 13,500 left homeless in Nicaragua. At least 1,300 houses and 185 fishing boats were destroyed along the west coast of Nicaragua.


28. 1998 Miyake-Jima, Papua New Guinea Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.48]
At least 2,183 people killed, thousands injured, about 9,500 homeless and about 500 missing as a result of a tsunami generated in the Sissano area. Maximum wave heights estimated at 15 meters. Several ...


29. 1999 Armenia, Columbia Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.49]
At least 1,185 people killed, over 700 missing and presumed killed, over 4,750 injured and about 250,000 homeless. The most affected city was Armenia where 907 people were killed and about 60 percent ...


30. 1999 Nantou, Taiwan Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.50]
At least 2,297 people killed, 8,700 injured, 600,000 people left homeless and about 82,000 housing units damaged by the earthquake and larger aftershocks. Damage estimated at 14 billion U.S. dollars. ...


31. 2003 Boumerdes and Algiers, Algeria Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.28]
A destructive earthquake of magnitude Mw = 6.8 hit the region of Boumerdes and Algiers (Algeria) on May 21, 2003. This is among the strongest seismic events of the mediterranean region and the most ...


32. 2007 Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.52]
An earthquake measuring 8.1 struck 345 kilometers northwest of the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara at 0740 local time on 2 April. (2040 GMT 1 April). The earthquake created a tsunami causing significant ...


33. 2009 Samoa Islands, Samoa Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.260]
At least 149 people killed in Samoa, 34 killed in American Samoa and 9 killed, 7 injured and 500 displaced on Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Widespread damage to infrastructure occurred at Pago Pago, American ...


34. 2010 Maule, Chile Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.257]
As of May 2010, the number of confirmed deaths stood at 521, with 56 persons still missing. Estimates of economic damage are around $30 billion. According to Ministry of Interior data in May 2010, ...


35. 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.258]
According to official estimates, 222,570 people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and 188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince area and in much of southern Haiti. ...


36. 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.259]
The South Island, New Zealand earthquake occurred as part of the aftershock sequence of the M 7.0 September 3, 2010 Darfield, NZ earthquake. It involved oblique-thrust faulting at the easternmost ...


37. A Global Database of Field-observed Leaf Area Index in Woody Plant Species, 1932-2011 [LAI_WOODY_PLANTS]
This data set provides global leaf area index (LAI) values for woody species. The data are a compilation of field-observed data from 1,216 locations obtained from 554 literature sources published ...


38. Cerro Negro, Nicaragua Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.264]
This cinder cone in western Nicaragua has a name that means "black hill." It has erupted more than 20 times since its birth in 1850. Explosive eruptions from the central crater are often accompanied ...


39. null Barcena, Mexico Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.263]
Barcena is on San Benedicto Island, which lies off the coast of Mexico, south of Baja California and west of Mexico City.


40. null Irazu, Costa Rica Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.266]
Located 25 km from San Jose, Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica and also has the country's earliest historic eruption (1772).


41. null Kilauea, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.268]
The basaltic shield volcano on the Island of Hawaii is among the most extensively studied volcanoes in the world. The volcano, with its summit caldera, is located on the east flank of giant Mauna ...


42. null Kirishima, Japan Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.269]
The shield volcano consists of more than 20 eruptive centers over a 20 x 30 km area that also includes Japan's first national park. Sixty-nine eruptions have been documented since 742 A.D. Kirishima ...


43. null Lamington, Papua New Guinea Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.270]
This dormant stratovolcano in Papua New Guinea suddenly exploded in 1951. Nu?es ardentes (glowing avalanches) shot down the mountain at 100 km per hour, devastated over 200 km2, and killed about 3,000 ...


44. 1886 Charleston, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.244]
Generally referred to as August 31, 1886, as the earthquake occurred at 9:51 pm local time. Eight minutes later there was a severe aftershock. This was the most damaging earthquake to occur in the ...


45. 1933 Long Beach, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.246]
5 kilometers southwest of Newport Beach. Seriously affected area: 1,200 square kilometers. Damage: $40 million. Schools were among the buildings most severely damaged because they were not designed ...


46. 1935 Helena, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.245]
Location: almost directly beneath Helena. Affected area: 363,000 square kilometers. Damage: $4 million. A series of earthquakes beginning on October 3, 1935, shook the area. The strongest of the shocks ...


47. 1952 Kern County, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.247]
South of Bakersfield. Affected area: 414,000 square kilometers. Damage: $50 million. This was the main shock of the series of earthquakes that struck this area. It was the largest earthquake in the ...


48. 1973 Veracruz, Mexico Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.248]
South of Veracruz, southeastern Mexico. Damage: Severe. The earthquake caused heavy damage in the states of Morelos, Puebla, and Veracruz. Thousands were left homeless.


49. 1974 Lima, Peru Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.249]
Near coast of central Peru. Damage: Extensive. Over 2,000 were injured.


50. 1984 Morgan Hill, USA Images [gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.photos.242]
This magnitude 6.2 earthquake caused $30 million in property damage in northern California. The epicenter of the quake was located near Mount Hamilton in the Diablo Range of the California Coast Ranges. ...


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