List of earthquakes in 1918

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List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
List of earthquakes in 1918
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1918
Strongest magnitude  Philippines, south of Mindanao August 15 (Magnitude 8.3)
Deadliest  China, off the coast of Fujian Province February 13 (Magnitude 7.3) 2,000 deaths
Total fatalities 2,221
Number by magnitude
9.0+ 0
8.0−8.9 2
7.0−7.9 14
6.0−6.9 30
5.0−5.9 1
← 1917
1919 →

This is a list of earthquakes in 1918. 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 couple of major events capped a fairly active year, the two major events came within weeks of each other. The largest was a magnitude 8.3 in the Philippines in August. In early September a magnitude 8.1 struck Russia. The deadliest event occurred in February in China when a magnitude 7.3 caused 2,000 deaths.

Overall[edit]

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 2,000 7.3  China, Fujian Province X (Extreme) 15.0 February 13
2 144 7.1  United States, northwest of Puerto Rico IX (Violent) 15.0 October 11
3 52 8.3  Philippines, south of Mindanao X (Extreme) 20.0 August 15
4 23 8.1  Russia, Kuril Islands (') 15.0 September 7
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 8.3 52  Philippines, south of Mindanao X (Extreme) 20.0 August 15
2 8.1 23  Russia, Kuril Islands (') 15.0 September 7
= 3 7.8 0  Russia, east of the Kuril Islands (') 15.0 November 8
= 3 7.8 1  Chile, Atacama Region (') 25.0 December 4
= 4 7.5 0  Papua New Guinea, off the north coast of (') 15.0 July 3
= 4 7.5 0  Indonesia, Babar Islands (') 35.0 November 18
5 7.4 0  Russia, Primorsky Krai (') 330.4 January 30
= 6 7.3 2,000  China, Fujian Province X (Extreme) 15.0 February 13
= 6 7.3 0 central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (') 15.0 May 20
= 7 7.2 0  Bangladesh, Netrokona District (') 15.0 July 8
= 7 7.2 0  Papua New Guinea, Mussau Island (') 15.0 October 27
= 8 7.1 0  Fiji (') 35.0 May 22
= 8 7.1 144  United States, northwest of Puerto Rico IX (Violent) 15.0 October 11
= 8 7.1 0 northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (') 15.0 December 2
= 9 7.0 0  China, Heilongjiang Province (') 564.9 April 10
= 9 7.0 0  Papua New Guinea, north of New Ireland (island) (') 15.0 May 20
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable events[edit]

January[edit]

January
Strongest magnitude 7.4 Mw  Russia
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 1
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

21[1]  Indonesia, off the north coast of West Papua (province) 6.3 25.0
30[2]  Russia, Primorsky Krai 7.4 330.4

February[edit]

February
Strongest magnitude 7.3 Mw  China
Deadliest 7.3 Mw  China
2,000 deaths
Total fatalities 2,000
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 3
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

7[3][4]  Philippines, southeast Mindanao 6.9 35.0 VII
9[5]  China, Jilin Province 6.5 450.0
13[6][7]  China, Fujian Province 7.3 15.0 X The 1918 Shantou earthquake caused 2,000 deaths. At least more than 1,000 people were injured. Major damage was caused with scores of homes being destroyed. Shantou was hardest hit. 2,000 1,000+
24[8]  Grenada, southwest of 6.2 35.0

April[edit]

April
Strongest magnitude 7.0 Mw  China
Deadliest 6.7 Mw  United States
1 death
Total fatalities 1
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 1
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

10[9]  China, Heilongjiang Province 7.0 564.9
21[10][11]  United States, southern California 6.7 10.0 1 person died and several were injured in the 1918 San Jacinto earthquake. Major damage was caused. 1 1+

May[edit]

May
Strongest magnitude 7.3 Mw central Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 3
6.0−6.9 2
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

20[12] central Mid-Atlantic Ridge 7.3 15.0
20[13]  Chile, off the coast of Coquimbo Region 6.8 20.0
20[14]  Papua New Guinea, north of New Ireland (island) 7.0 15.0
22[15]  Fiji 7.1 35.0
23[16]  Mexico, Sonora 6.8 10.0

June[edit]

June
Strongest magnitude 6.2 Mw  Papua New Guinea
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 1
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

4[17]  Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province 6.2 15.0

July[edit]

July
Strongest magnitude 7.5 Mw  Papua New Guinea
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 6
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

1[18]  Philippines, east of Mindanao 6.5 35.0
3[19]  Papua New Guinea, off the north coast 7.5 15.0
8[20][21]  Bangladesh, Netrokona District 7.2 15.0 Some damage was reported.
15[22]  United States, off the coast of northern California 6.4 15.0
16[23]  Greece, north of Crete 6.5 150.0
21[24]  Solomon Islands 6.7 20.0
25[25]  Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 6.7 35.0
29[26]  Papua New Guinea, off the north coast 6.6 15.0

August[edit]

August
Strongest magnitude 8.3 Mw  Philippines
Deadliest 8.3 Mw  Philippines
52 deaths
Total fatalities 52
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 5
5.0−5.9 1
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

8[27]  Papua New Guinea, east of New Britain 6.5 35.0
14[28]  China, Yunnan Province 5.5 0.0 VII Some damage was reported. Depth unknown.
15[29][30][31]  Philippines, off the south coast of Mindanao 8.3 20.0 X The 1918 Celebes Sea earthquake caused 52 deaths. 46 were from the shaking and 6 from a major tsunami that washed ashore. Major damage was caused, the wave heights from the tsunami reached 24 feet. 52
15[32]  Philippines, off the south coast of Mindanao 6.4 35.0 Aftershock.
15[33]  Philippines, off the south coast of Mindanao 6.9 15.0 Aftershock.
16[34]  Philippines, off the south coast of Mindanao 6.1 35.0 Aftershock.
23[35]  Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands 6.5 15.0

September[edit]

September
Strongest magnitude 8.1 Mw  Russia
Deadliest 8.1 Mw  Russia
23 deaths
Total fatalities 23
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 0
6.0−6.9 4
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

7[36][37]  Russia, Kuril Islands 8.1 15.0 A tsunami struck the area resulting in 23 deaths and 7 injuries. Damage was reported to 19 homes, some homes were also destroyed. 23 7
13[38]  Philippines, Batan Island 0.0 0.0 IX Some homes were destroyed. Magnitude and depth unknown.
22[39]  Indonesia, off the west coast of Sumatra 6.5 35.0
22[40]  Russia, Kuril Islands 6.7 35.0
29[41]  Syria, off the coast of 6.6 15.0
30[42]  France, southeast of the Loyalty Islands 6.5 35.0

October[edit]

October
Strongest magnitude 7.2 Mw  Papua New Guinea
Deadliest 7.1 Mw  United States
144 deaths
Total fatalities 144
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 2
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

11[43][44][45]  United States, northwest of Puerto Rico 7.1 15.0 IX The 1918 San Fermin earthquake caused major destruction to Puerto Rico. In total 144 deaths were caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Damage costs amounted to $4 million (1918 rate). 144
14[46]  Tonga 6.3 30.0
19[47]  El Salvador, Ahuachapan Department 6.6 35.0
27[48]  Papua New Guinea, Mussau Island 7.2 15.0

November[edit]

November
Strongest magnitude 7.8 Mw  Russia
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 3
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

8[49]  Russia, east of the Kuril Islands 7.8 15.0
11[50]  Japan, Nagano Prefecture, Honshu 6.5 5.0
18[51]  Indonesia, Babar Islands 7.5 35.0
23[52]  Indonesia, Banda Sea 6.9 15.0
23[53]  Russia, Sakha Republic 6.4 15.0

December[edit]

December
Strongest magnitude 7.8 Mw  Chile
Deadliest 7.8 Mw  Chile
1 death
Total fatalities 1+
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 3
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

1[54]  Tajikistan, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region 6.5 20.0
2[55] northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 7.1 10.0
4[56][57]  Chile, Atacama Region 7.8 40.0 Some (at least 1) people were killed and Copiapo suffered major damage. 1+
6[58]  Canada, Vancouver Island 6.8 15.0 1918 Vancouver Island earthquake.
25[59]  Papua New Guinea, southeast of New Britain 6.6 458.9


References[edit]

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