List of earthquakes in 1949

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List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
List of earthquakes in 1949
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1949
Strongest magnitudeCanada western Haida Gwaii, Canada (Magnitude 8.2) August 22
DeadliestEcuador Tungurahua Province, Ecuador (Magnitude 6.5) August 5 6,000 deaths
Total fatalities9,984
Number by magnitude
9.0+0
8.0−8.91
7.0−7.916
6.0−6.964
5.0−5.91
← 1948
1950 →

This is a list of earthquakes in 1949. 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. Three events took up the vast majority of the deaths for 1949. The events happened during a volatile mid year period seismically speaking. Firstly in Tajikistan in July 3,500 were killed. A few weeks later in early August a quake struck Ecuador leaving 6,000 dead. In mid August Turkey suffered from an earthquake leaving another 320 dead. Also in this part of the year was the largest quake, a magnitude 8.2 in Canada.

Overall[edit]

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location Depth (km) Date
1 6,000 6.5 Ecuador Tungurahua Province, Ecuador 15.0 August 5
2 3,500 7.5 Tajikistan Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan 20.0 July 10
3 320 6.8 Turkey Bingol Province, Turkey 15.0 August 17
4 57 6.9 Chile Araucania Region, Chile 57.7 April 20
5 51 5.5 China Sichuan Province, China 0.0 November 13
6 21 7.3 China southern Xinjiang Province, China 10.0 February 23
7 16 7.1 Philippines Luzon, Philippines 15.0 December 29
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location Depth (km) Date
1 8.2 0 Canada western Haida Gwaii, Canada 10.0 August 22
2 7.7 1 Chile Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile 10.0 December 17
3 7.5 0 Afghanistan Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan 228.7 March 4
3 7.5 3,500 Tajikistan Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan 20.0 July 10
3 7.5 0 Tonga Tonga 75.1 August 6
4 7.4 0 Philippines Mindanao, Philippines 127.0 April 30
5 7.3 21 China southern Xinjiang Province, China 10.0 February 23
5 7.3 0 Chile Tarapaca Region, Chile 101.1 April 25
5 7.3 0 New Zealand Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 205.0 November 22
5 7.3 3 Chile Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile 10.0 December 17
6 7.2 0 Vanuatu Vanuatu 145.0 July 23
6 7.2 0 Papua New Guinea west of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea 90.0 October 19
7 7.1 0 Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 15.0 July 2
7 7.1 16 Philippines Luzon, Philippines 15.0 December 29
8 7.0 0 Fiji Fiji 104.1 January 24
8 7.0 0 Alaska Andreanof Islands, Alaska 202.1 February 2
8 7.0 0 Indonesia north of Halmahera, Indonesia 60.0 March 27
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • United States A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Andreanof Islands, Alaska on February 2 at a depth of 202.1 km.[6]
  • New Zealand A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Cook Strait, New Zealand on February 9 at a depth of 170.0 km.[7]
  • Samoa A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Samoa on February 10 at an unknown depth.[8]
  • New Zealand A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on February 13 at a depth of 15.0 km.[9]
  • Mexico A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Michoacan, Mexico on February 14 at an unknown depth.[10]
  • China A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Xinjiang Province, China on February 23 at a depth of 10.0 km. Twenty-one people were killed, 17 more hurt, and 1,010 homes collapsed.[11][12]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • Russia A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, Russia on November 3 at a depth of 145.0 km.[74]
  • Vanuatu A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Vanuatu on November 7 at a depth of 35.0 km.[75]
  • China A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Sichuan Province, China on November 13 at an unknown depth. At least 51 people died and some damage was caused.[76]
  • United States An earthquake struck Terminal Island, California on November 17. The magnitude and depth were unknown. Damage to oil wells was reported in the area costing $9 million (1949 rate).[77]
  • Mexico A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Gulf of California, Mexico on November 20 at a depth of 10.0 km.[78]
  • New Zealand A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on November 22 at a depth of 205.0 km.[79]
  • Tonga A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Tonga on November 27 at a depth of 15.0 km.[80]

December[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. January 24, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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  6. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. February 2, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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  9. ^ "M6.7 - south of the Kermadec Islands". United States Geological Survey. February 13, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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  11. ^ "M7.3 - southern Xinjiang, China". United States Geological Survey. February 23, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "Significant Earthquake CHINA: XINJIANG PROVINCE". National Geophysical Data Center. February 23, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "M7.5 - Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan". United States Geological Survey. March 4, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "Significant Earthquake AFGHANISTAN: HINDU-KUSH, WEST PUNJAB". National Geophysical Data Center. March 4, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "M6.6 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey. March 16, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "M6.5 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey. March 17, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "M6.5 - off the coast of Northern California". United States Geological Survey. March 24, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  18. ^ "M7.0 - Molucca Sea". United States Geological Survey. March 27, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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  20. ^ "M6.7 - Puget Sound region, Washington". United States Geological Survey. April 13, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  21. ^ "Significant Earthquake WASHINGTON". National Geophysical Data Center. April 13, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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  24. ^ "M6.9 - Araucania, Chile". United States Geological Survey. April 20, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  25. ^ "Significant Earthquake CHILE: ANGOL, TRAIGUEN". National Geophysical Data Center. April 20, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  26. ^ "M6.4 - Flores Sea". United States Geological Survey. April 23, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  27. ^ "Significant Earthquake IRAN: MAKHL-E-NAKHODA,BANDAR ABBAS,BAZAAR". National Geophysical Data Center. April 24, 1949. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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  31. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. May 8, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  32. ^ "M6.5 - northern Sumatra, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. May 9, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
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  37. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. June 12, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
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  40. ^ "M6.3 - Sunda Strait, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. June 24, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
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  42. ^ "M7.1 - Mariana Islands region". United States Geological Survey. July 2, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  43. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. July 8, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  44. ^ "M7.5 - Tajikistan". United States Geological Survey. July 10, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  45. ^ "Significant Earthquake TAJIKISTAN". National Geophysical Data Center. July 10, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  46. ^ "M6.7 - Tajikistan". United States Geological Survey. July 10, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  47. ^ "M6.9 - Tajikistan". United States Geological Survey. July 10, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  48. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. July 21, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  49. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. July 23, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  50. ^ "M6.5 - near the coast of western Turkey". United States Geological Survey. July 23, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  51. ^ "Significant Earthquake GREECE: CHIOS, OENOUSSAE; TURKEY: KARABURUN". National Geophysical Data Center. July 23, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  52. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. July 25, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  53. ^ "M6.5 - Kermadec Islands region". United States Geological Survey. July 27, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  54. ^ "M6.5 - Ecuador". United States Geological Survey. August 5, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  55. ^ "Significant Earthquake ECUADOR". National Geophysical Data Center. August 5, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  56. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. August 6, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  57. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. August 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  58. ^ "M6.8 - eastern Turkey". United States Geological Survey. August 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  59. ^ "Significant Earthquake TURKEY: KARLIOVA". National Geophysical Data Center. August 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  60. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. August 18, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  61. ^ "M8.2 - Haida Gwaii, Canada". United States Geological Survey. August 22, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  62. ^ "M6.3 - Haida Gwaii, Canada". United States Geological Survey. August 23, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  63. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. August 25, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  64. ^ "Significant Earthquake PHILIPPINES: N LUZON". National Geophysical Data Center. September 5, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  65. ^ "M6.9 - Molucca Sea". United States Geological Survey. September 14, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  66. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. September 25, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  67. ^ "M6.8 - Kenai Peninsula, Alaska". United States Geological Survey. September 27, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  68. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. September 30, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  69. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 1, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  70. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 19, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  71. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 20, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  72. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 31, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  73. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 31, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  74. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. November 3, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  75. ^ "M6.6 - Vanuatu". United States Geological Survey. November 7, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  76. ^ "Significant Earthquake CHINA: SICHUAN PROVINCE". National Geophysical Data Center. November 13, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  77. ^ "Significant Earthquake CALIFORNIA: SOUTHERN". National Geophysical Data Center. November 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  78. ^ "M6.8 - Gulf of California". United States Geological Survey. November 20, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  79. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. November 22, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  80. ^ "M6.6 - Tonga". United States Geological Survey. November 27, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  81. ^ "M7.7 - Tierra del Fuego, Magallanes, Chile". United States Geological Survey. December 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  82. ^ "Significant Earthquake CHILE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO". National Geophysical Data Center. December 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  83. ^ "M7.3 - Tierra del Fuego, Magallanes, Chile". United States Geological Survey. December 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  84. ^ "Significant Earthquake CHILE: TIERRA DEL FUEGO". National Geophysical Data Center. December 17, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  85. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. December 18, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  86. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. December 21, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  87. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. December 22, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  88. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. December 25, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  89. ^ "M6.3 - eastern Honshu, Japan". United States Geological Survey. December 25, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  90. ^ "M6.3 - eastern Honshu, Japan". United States Geological Survey. December 25, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  91. ^ "M6.9 - Fiji region". United States Geological Survey. December 26, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  92. ^ "M7.1 - Luzon, Philippines". United States Geological Survey. December 29, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  93. ^ "Significant Earthquake PHILIPPINES: LUZON: E". National Geophysical Data Center. December 29, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  94. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. December 29, 1949. Retrieved November 3, 2016.