List of earthquakes and tsunamis in the United States

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The following is a list of notable earthquakes and/or tsunamis which had their epicenter in areas that are now part of the United States with the latter affecting areas of the United States.

Two-percent probability of exceedance in 50 years map of peak ground acceleration from the United States Geological Survey, released July 17, 2014
Date State(s) Magnitude Fatalities Further information
January 26, 1700 Washington, Oregon, California 8.7 - 9.2 Unknown 1700 Cascadia earthquake
November 18, 1755 Massachusetts 5.9 Unknown 1755 Cape Ann Earthquake
December 16, 1811 Missouri 7.2 - 8.1 Unknown 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes
December 8, 1812 California 6.9 40+ 1812 Wrightwood earthquake
January 9, 1857 California 7.9 2 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake
April 24, 1867 Kansas 5.1 0 1867 Manhattan, Kansas earthquake
April 2, 1868 Hawaii 7.9 77 total 1868 Hawaii earthquake and tsunami
October 21, 1868 California 6.8 - 7.0 30 1868 Hayward earthquake
December 14, 1872 Washington 6.5 - 7.0 0 1872 North Cascades earthquake
March 26, 1872 California 7.6 - 8.0+ 27 1872 Lone Pine earthquake
August 31, 1886 South Carolina 7.3 60-110 1886 Charleston earthquake
April 18, 1906 California 7.9 3000+ 1906 San Francisco earthquake
September 27, 1909 Indiana 5.1 0 1909 Wabash River earthquake
October 3, 1915 Nevada 7.1 0 1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake
June 29, 1925 California 6.8 13 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake[1]
August 16, 1931 Texas 5.8 0 1931 Valentine earthquake
March 10, 1933 California 6.4 120 1933 Long Beach earthquake
May 18, 1940 California 6.9 9 1940 El Centro earthquake
December 20, 1940 New Hampshire 5.3 0 1940 New Hampshire earthquakes
December 24, 1940 New Hampshire 5.5 0 1940 New Hampshire earthquakes
April 1, 1946 Alaska 8.6 165 total 1946 Aleutian Islands earthquake and tsunami
May 6, 1947 Wisconsin Unknown 0 1947 Wisconsin earthquake
December 4, 1948 California 6.0 - 6.5 0 1948 Desert Hot Springs earthquake
April 13, 1949 Washington 7.1 8 1949 Olympia earthquake
July 21, 1952 California 7.5 14 1952 Kern County earthquake
March 9, 1957 Alaska 8.6 0 1957 Andreanof Islands earthquake and tsunami
July 9, 1958 Alaska 8.3 5 (tsunami) 1958 Lituya Bay earthquakes and megatsunami
August 17, 1959 Montana, Wyoming 7.3 - 7.5 28+ 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake
March 27, 1964 Alaska 9.2 143 total 1964 Alaska earthquake and tsunami
February 4, 1965 Alaska 8.7 0 1965 Rat Islands earthquake and tsunami
April 29, 1965 Washington 6.5 3 1965 Olympia earthquake
August 9, 1967 Colorado 5.3 0 Rocky Mountain Arsenal#Deep injection well
November 26, 1967 Colorado 5.2 0 Rocky Mountain Arsenal#Deep injection well
November 9, 1968 Illinois 5.4 0 1968 Illinois earthquake
October 2, 1969 California 5.6 - 5.7 1 1969 Santa Rosa earthquakes
February 9, 1971 California 6.6 65 1971 San Fernando earthquake
July 9, 1975 Minnesota 4.6 0 1975 Morris earthquake
August 1, 1975 California 5.8 0 1975 Oroville earthquake
May 2, 1983 California 6.5 0 1983 Coalinga earthquake
October 28, 1983 Idaho 7.3 2 1983 Borah Peak earthquake
April 24, 1984 California 6.2 0 1984 Morgan Hill earthquake
October 1, 1987 California 5.9 8 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake
October 17, 1989 California 6.9 63 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
April 25–26, 1992 California 6.5 - 7.2 0 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquakes
June 28, 1992 California 7.3 3 1992 Landers earthquake
June 28, 1992 California 6.5 0 1992 Big Bear earthquake
March 25, 1993 Oregon 5.6 0 1993 Scotts Mills earthquake
September 20, 1993 Oregon 6.0 2 1993 Klamath Falls earthquakes
January 17, 1994 California 6.7 33 1994 Northridge earthquake
April 14, 1995 Texas 5.7 0 1995 Marathon earthquake
May 2, 1996 Washington 5.6 0 1996 Duvall earthquake
September 25, 1998 Pennsylvania 5.2 0 1998 Pymatuning earthquake
October 30, 1998 Nevada 4.9 0 N/A
October 16, 1999 California 7.1 0 1999 Hector Mine earthquake
February 28, 2001 Washington 6.8 1 2001 Nisqually earthquake
November 3, 2002 Alaska 7.9 0 2002 Denali earthquake
April 29, 2003 Alabama 4.6 0 2003 Alabama earthquake
December 9, 2003 Virginia 4.5 0 2003 Virginia earthquake
December 22, 2003 California 6.5 2 2003 San Simeon earthquake
September 10, 2006 Florida 5.8 0 2006 Gulf of Mexico earthquake
October 15, 2006 Hawaii 6.7 0 2006 Hawaii earthquake
October 30, 2007 California 5.6 0 2007 Alum Rock earthquake
December 19, 2007 Alaska 7.2 0 2007 Andreanof Islands earthquake
April 18, 2008 Illinois 5.4 0 2008 Illinois earthquake
July 29, 2008 California 5.5 0 2008 Chino Hills earthquake
January 9, 2010 California 6.5 0 2010 Eureka earthquake
February 10, 2010 Illinois 3.8 0 2010 Illinois earthquake
July 7, 2010 California 5.4 0 2010 Borrego Springs earthquake
December 30, 2010 Indiana 3.8 0 2010 Indiana earthquake
August 22, 2011 Colorado 5.3 0 2011 Colorado earthquake
August 23, 2011 Virginia 5.9 0 2011 Virginia earthquake
September 2, 2011 Alaska 6.8 0 2011 Alaska earthquake
November 5, 2011 Oklahoma 5.6 0 2011 Oklahoma earthquake
October 16, 2012 Maine 4.0 0 2012 Maine earthquake
January 5, 2013 Alaska 7.5 0 2013 Craig earthquake
May 24, 2013 California 5.7 0 N/A
March 17, 2014 California 4.4 0 N/A
March 28, 2014 California 5.1 0 N/A
March 30, 2014 Wyoming 4.8 0 N/A
June 23, 2014 Alaska 7.9 0 2014 Aleutian Islands earthquake
July 25, 2014 Alaska 5.9 0 2014 Southeast Alaska earthquake
August 24, 2014 California 6.0 1 2014 South Napa earthquake
September 25, 2014 Alaska 6.2 0 2014 Southern Alaska earthquake
November 12, 2014 Kansas 4.8 0 N/A
December 1, 2014 Arizona 4.7 0 N/A

Earthquakes which affected the United States but whose epicenters were outside the United States borders:

Earthquakes which did not affect the United States directly, but caused tsunamis which did:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Earthquakes: Santa Barbara, California". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

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