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List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
List of earthquakes in 1919
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1919
Strongest magnitude Tonga Tonga April 30 (Magnitude 8.1)
Deadliest El Salvador San Salvador, El Salvador April 28 (Magnitude 5.9) 100 deaths
Total fatalities 100
Number by magnitude
9.0+ 0
8.0−8.9 1
7.0−7.9 10
6.0−6.9 27
5.0−5.9 1
← 1918
1920 →

This is a list of earthquakes in 1919. 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. Remarkably there were only 100 deaths this year. The southwest Pacific Ocean area saw some very large magnitude events. Clusters of activity were also found in Taiwan, the Philippines and Central America.

Overall[edit]

By death toll[edit]

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location Depth (km) Date
1 100 5.9 El Salvador San Salvador, El Salvador 0.0 April 28
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude[edit]

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location Depth (km) Date
1 8.1 0 Tonga Tonga 25.0 April 30
2 7.8 0 Fiji Fiji 485.0 January 1
2 7.8 0 Papua New Guinea southeast of New Ireland (island), Papua New Guinea 35.0 May 6
3 7.2 0 Chile off the coast of Los Lagos Region, Chile 15.0 March 2
3 7.2 0 Argentina Chubut Province, Argentina 15.0 March 2
3 7.2 0 New Zealand Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 35.0 April 17
3 7.2 0 Japan east of Japan 15.0 May 3
3 7.2 0 Tanzania Rukwa Region, Tanzania 15.0 July 8
4 7.1 0 Taiwan north of Taiwan 35.0 June 1
4 7.1 0 Taiwan east of Taiwan 35.0 December 20
5 7.0 0 Fiji Fiji 214.6 August 18
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable events[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • Philippines A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southeast of Mindanao, Philippines on January 1 at a depth of 35.0 km.[1]
  • Fiji A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Fiji on January 1 at a depth of 485.0 km.[2]
  • Indonesia A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the southwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on January 18 at a depth of 35.0 km.[3]
  • Chile A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Los Lagos Region, Chile on March 2 at a depth of 15.0 km.[4]
  • Argentina A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Chubut Province, Argentina on March 2 at a depth of 15.0 km.[5]
  • Chile A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Los Lagos Region, Chile on March 9 at a depth of 15.0 km.[6]
  • Philippines A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Burias, Philippines on March 21 at a depth of 50.0 km.[7]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • Fiji A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck western Rabi Island, Fiji on October 3 at an unknown depth. Some damage was caused in the area.[35]
  • Japan A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Akita Prefecture, Honshu, Japan on October 11 at a depth of 35.0 km.[36]
  • Indonesia A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the southwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on October 12 at a depth of 25.0 km.[37]
  • South Africa A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Limpopo, South Africa on October 31 at a depth of 35.0 km.[38]
  • Turkey A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the west coast of Balikesir Province, Turkey on November 18 at a depth of 10.0 km.[39]
  • Solomon Islands A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands on November 20 at a depth of 113.0 km.[40]
  • Indonesia An earthquake struck just off the coast of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia on November 21. The magnitude and depth were unknown. Destruction was caused to a few homes.[41]
  • Taiwan A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck east of Taiwan on December 20 at a depth of 35.0 km.[42]
  • Taiwan A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of Taiwan on December 20 at a depth of 20.0 km.[43] This came just over an hour after the previous event and can be considered a doublet earthquake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M6.9 - Mindanao, Philippines". United States Geological Survey. January 1, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "M7.8 - Fiji region". United States Geological Survey. January 1, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "M6.3 - southern Sumatra, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. January 18, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "M7.2 - off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile". United States Geological Survey. March 2, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "M7.2 - Chubut, Argentina". United States Geological Survey. March 2, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "M6.8 - offshore Los Lagos, Chile". United States Geological Survey. March 9, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. March 21, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "M6.4 - southern Sumatra, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. April 2, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "M7.2 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand". United States Geological Survey. April 17, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ "M6.8 - Guatemala". United States Geological Survey. April 17, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "M6.6 - Mindoro, Philippines". United States Geological Survey. April 27, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Significant Earthquake PHILIPPINES: NW PANAY, SW TABLAS, CARABAO I". National Geophysical Data Center. April 27, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Significant Earthquake EL SALVADOR: SAN SALVADOR". National Geophysical Data Center. April 28, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "M8.1 - Tonga region". United States Geological Survey. April 30, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Significant Earthquake TONGA ISLANDS". National Geophysical Data Center. April 30, 1919. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ "M6.7 - Zambia". United States Geological Survey. May 1, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  17. ^ "M7.2 - off the east coast of Honshu, Japan". United States Geological Survey. May 3, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  18. ^ "M7.6 - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea". United States Geological Survey. May 6, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Significant Earthquake PAPUA NEW GUINEA: SOLOMON ISLANDS". National Geophysical Data Center. May 6, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  20. ^ "M6.5 - Pakistan". United States Geological Survey. May 23, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Centennial Earthquake Catalog". United States Geological Survey. June 1, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Significant Earthquake ITALY: N". National Geophysical Data Center. June 29, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  23. ^ "M6.6 - offshore El Salvador". United States Geological Survey. June 29, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  24. ^ "M6.5 - Ethiopia". United States Geological Survey. June 30, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  25. ^ "M7.2 - Lake Tanganyika region, Tanzania-Zambia". United States Geological Survey. July 8, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  26. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. July 11, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  27. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. July 22, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  28. ^ "M6.5 - southern Xinjiang, China". United States Geological Survey. July 24, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Centennial Earthquake Catalog". United States Geological Survey. August 3, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Centennial Earthquake Catalog". United States Geological Survey. August 18, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  31. ^ "M6.9 - Seram, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. August 29, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  32. ^ "M6.8 - Vanuatu". United States Geological Survey. August 31, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  33. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. September 6, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  34. ^ "M6.6 - Mindanao, Philippines". United States Geological Survey. September 26, 1919. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  35. ^ "Significant Earthquake FIJI ISLANDS: RABI,TUNULOA MISSION,SUVASAVU". National Geophysical Data Center. October 3, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  36. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 11, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  37. ^ "M6.5 - southern Sumatra, Indonesia". United States Geological Survey. October 12, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  38. ^ "On-Line Bulletin". International Seismological Centre. October 31, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  39. ^ "M6.5 - near the coast of western Turkey". United States Geological Survey. November 18, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  40. ^ "Centennial Earthquake Catalog". United States Geological Survey. November 20, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  41. ^ "Significant Earthquake INDONESIA: IRIAN JAYA REGION". National Geophysical Data Center. November 21, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  42. ^ "Centennial Earthquake Catalog". United States Geological Survey. December 20, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  43. ^ "M6.9 - Taiwan region". United States Geological Survey. December 20, 1919. Retrieved December 13, 2015.