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List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
List of earthquakes in 1908
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1908
Strongest magnitude  Peru, off the coast of, (Magnitude 8.0) December 12
Deadliest  Italy Sicily, (Magnitude 7.0) December 28 80,000 deaths
Total fatalities 80,000
Number by magnitude
9.0+ 0
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 10
6.0−6.9 18
5.0−5.9 0
← 1907
1909 →

This is a list of earthquakes in 1908. 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. One of the early 20th Century's worst earthquakes happened this year in Italy.

Overall[edit]

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 80,000 7.0  Italy, Sicily XI (Extreme) 15.0 December 28
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 8.0 0  Peru, off the coast of (') 60.0 December 12
2 7.7 0  Mexico, Guerrero (') 80.0 March 26
3 7.5 0  Indonesia, off west coast of Sumatra (') 130.0 February 6
4 7.2 0 Scotia Sea (') 0.0 August 17
5 7.1 0  Japan, off east coast of Honshu (') 35.0 January 15
= 6 7.0 0  Mexico, off the coast of Guerrero (') 0.0 March 27
= 6 7.0 0 Southwest Indian Ridge (') 0.0 April 22
= 6 7.0 0  United States, Gulf of Alaska (') 0.0 May 15
= 6 7.0 0  Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province (') 220.0 October 24
= 6 7.0 0  Myanmar, Kachin State (') 15.0 December 12
= 6 7.0 80,000  Italy, Sicily XI (Extreme) 15.0 December 28
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable events[edit]

January[edit]

January
Strongest magnitude 7.1 Mw  Japan
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

11[1]  Taiwan, Taitung County 6.8 5.0
15[2]  Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 7.1 35.0

February[edit]

February
Strongest magnitude 7.5 Mw  Indonesia
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 2
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

6[3]  Indonesia, off the west coast of Sumatra 7.5 130.0
9[4]  China, western Sichuan Province 6.7 15.0
14[5]  United States, southern Alaska 6.0 0.0 Depth unknown.

March[edit]

March
Strongest magnitude 7.7 Mw  Mexico
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

5[6]  Philippines, Mindanao 6.9 0.0 Depth unknown.
12[7]  Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.5 200.0
23[8]  Indonesia, Timor Sea 6.6 0.0 Some damage was caused on Timor. Depth unknown.
26[9][10]  Mexico, Guerrero 7.7 80.0 Some damage was caused.
27[11]  Mexico, off the coast of Guerrero 7.0 0.0 Depth unknown.

April[edit]

April
Strongest magnitude 7.0 Mw Southwest Indian Ridge
Total fatalities 0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 0
7.0−7.9 1
6.0−6.9 2
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

16[12]  Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.6 220.0
19[13]  Russia, Sea of Japan 6.7 450.0
22[14] Southwest Indian Ridge 7.0 0.0 Depth unknown.

May[edit]

May
Strongest magnitude 7.0 Mw  United States
Total fatalities 0
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

3[15]  Russia, Kuril Islands 6.5 35.0
5[16]  Indonesia, Celebes Sea 6.9 0.0 Depth unknown.
15[17]  United States, Gulf of Alaska 7.0 0.0 Depth unknown.
17[18]  Greece, south of Crete 6.6 100.0

August[edit]

August
Strongest magnitude 7.2 Mw Scotia Sea
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

17[19] Scotia Sea 7.2 0.0 Depth unknown.
20[20]  China, western Xizang Province 6.9 15.0

September[edit]

September
Strongest magnitude 6.8 Mw  United States
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

21[21]  United States, south of Hawaii (island) 6.8 0.0 Depth unknown.

October[edit]

October
Strongest magnitude 7.0 Mw  Afghanistan
Total fatalities 0
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

6[22]  Romania, Buzau County 6.6 150.0
13[23]  Mexico, Guerrero 6.9 0.0 Depth unknown.
23[24]  Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.9 220.0 These events can be considered a doublet earthquake.
24[25]  Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 7.0 220.0

November[edit]

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

2[26]  Indonesia, southwest of the Mentawai Islands 6.9 0.0 Depth unknown.
6[27]  Russia, Kuril Islands 6.9 0.0 Depth unknown.

December[edit]

December
Strongest magnitude 8.0 Mw  Peru
Deadliest 7.0 Mw  Italy
80,000 deaths
Total fatalities 80,000
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 2
6.0−6.9 0
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

12[28]  Peru, off the coast of 8.0 60.0
12[29]  Myanmar, Kachin State 7.0 15.0
28[30][31][32]  Italy, Sicily 7.0 15.0 XI The 1908 Messina earthquake caused 80,000 deaths in total. The earthquake contributed to 78,000 of the total. A tsunami resulted in another 2,000 deaths. Damage costs were around $116 million (1908 rate). 80,000


References[edit]

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