List of earthquakes in 1912

This is a list of earthquakes in 1912. 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. Turkey had an event in August which resulted in 3,000 deaths.

Earthquakes in 1912
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List of earthquakes in 1912
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List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
List of earthquakes in 1912
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1912
Strongest magnitude2 events reached magnitude 7.5
Deadliest Ottoman Empire,, Tekirdağ Province August 9 (Magnitude 7.1) 3,000 deaths
Total fatalities3,153
Number by magnitude
9.0+0
← 1911
1913 →

Overall edit

By death toll edit

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 3,000 7.1   Ottoman Empire, Tekirdağ Province ( ) 15.0 August 9
2 140 6.9   Mexico, State of Mexico X (Extreme) 15.0 November 19
3 101 7.0   Peru, Piura Region X (Extreme) 0.0 July 24
4 51 6.5   Greece, Zakynthos X (Extreme) 15.0 January 24
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitude edit

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location MMI Depth (km) Date
= 1 7.5 1   British Raj, Shan State IX (Violent) 15.0 May 23
= 1 7.5 0   German New Guinea, east of ( ) 15.0 September 29
= 2 7.3 0   New Hebrides ( ) 260.0 August 6
= 2 7.3 0   United States, west of Kodiak Island, Alaska V (Moderate) 90.0 November 7
= 2 7.3 0   Argentina, Santiago del Estero Province ( ) 620.0 December 7
= 3 7.2 0   United States, central Alaska ( ) 0.0 July 7
= 3 7.2 0   Dutch East Indies, Talaud Islands ( ) 0.0 August 17
= 4 7.1 3,000   Ottoman Empire, Tekirdağ Province ( ) 15.0 August 9
= 4 7.1 0   Mexico, Chiapas ( ) 0.0 December 9
= 5 7.0 0   United States, southern Alaska ( ) 80.0 January 31
= 5 7.0 0   Denmark, Southern Region (Iceland) XI (Extreme) 0.0 May 6
= 5 7.0 101   Peru, Piura Region X (Extreme) 0.0 July 24
= 5 7.0 0   Australia, north of Bougainville Island ( ) 430.0 September 1
= 5 7.0 0   Northern Mariana Islands, Rota (island) ( ) 130.0 October 26
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable events edit

January edit

January
Strongest magnitude7.0 Mw   United States
Deadliest6.5 Mw   Greece
51 deaths
Total fatalities51+
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.91
6.0–6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

4[1]   United States, Andreanof Islands, Alaska 6.7 25.0
24[2][3]   Greece, Zakynthos 6.5 15.0 X At least 51 deaths were caused. 51
31[4]   United States, southern Alaska 7.0 80.0

February edit

February
Strongest magnitude6.0 Mw   South Africa
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.90
6.0–6.91
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

20[5]   South Africa, Orange Free State 6.0 35.0

March edit

March
Strongest magnitude6.9 Mw   New Hebrides
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.90
6.0–6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

11[6]   Canada, south of Queen Charlotte Islands 6.5 35.0
25[7]   New Hebrides 6.9 240.0

April edit

April
Strongest magnitude6.6 Mw   Afghanistan
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.90
6.0–6.91
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

25[8]   Afghanistan, Badakshan Province 6.6 220.0

May edit

May
Strongest magnitude7.5 Mw   Myanmar
Deadliest7.5 Mw   Myanmar
1 death
Total fatalities1+
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.92
6.0–6.94
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

6[9]   Iceland, Southern Region (Iceland) 7.0 0.0 XI Depth unknown.
13[10]   Russian Empire, Kamchatka 6.6 100.0
15[11]   New Zealand, Kermadec Islands 6.5 250.0
22[12]   Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.2 220.0
23[13][14]   British Raj, Shan State 7.5 15.0 IX The 1912 Maymyo earthquake killed 1 person and caused major damage. 1
25[15]   Kingdom of Romania, Vrancea County 6.0 100.0

June edit

June
Strongest magnitude6.9 Mw   United States
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.90
6.0–6.96
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

1[16]   Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.0 200.0
7[17]   United States, Cook Inlet, Alaska 6.4 35.0 Foreshock.
8[18][19]   Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 6.6 35.0 Some damage was caused as well as a small tsunami.
10[20]   United States, Cook Inlet, Alaska 6.9 0.0 Depth unknown.
12[21]   British Honduras, Cayo District 6.6 0.0 Depth unknown.
14[22]   Russian Empire, Sea of Okhotsk 6.5 500.0

July edit

July
Strongest magnitude7.2 Mw   United States
Deadliest7.0 Mw   Peru
101 deaths
Total fatalities101+
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.92
6.0–6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

7[23]   United States, central Alaska 7.2 0.0 Depth unknown.
9[24]   Uganda, Northern Region, Uganda 6.0 10.0
24[25][26]   Peru, Piura Region 7.0 0.0 X At least 101 people were killed and another 101 were injured. Many homes were destroyed. Depth unknown. 101 101
24[27]   Japan, Izu Islands 6.6 450.0

August edit

August
Strongest magnitude7.3 Mw   New Hebrides
Deadliest7.1 Mw   Ottoman Empire,
3,000 deaths
Total fatalities3,000
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.93
6.0–6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

6[28]   New Hebrides 7.3 260.0
9[29][30]   Ottoman Empire, Tekirdağ Province 7.1 15.0 The 1912 Mürefte earthquake resulted in 3,000 deaths. Another 1,575 people were injured. 5,540 homes were destroyed. 3,000 1,575
17[31]   Dutch East Indies, Talaud Islands 7.2 0.0 Depth unknown.
18[32]   Dutch East Indies, Banda Sea 6.5 650.0
23[33]   Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.6 200.0

September edit

September
Strongest magnitude7.5 Mw   Palau
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.92
6.0–6.91
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

1[34]   German New Guinea, north of Bougainville Island 7.0 430.0
11[35]   Dutch East Indies, northern Sumatra 6.5 100.0
29[36]   Palau, east of 7.5 15.0

October edit

October
Strongest magnitude7.0 Mw   Northern Mariana Islands
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.91
6.0–6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

18[37] Bering Sea 6.9 60.0
26[38]   Northern Mariana Islands, Rota (island) 7.0 130.0
31[39][40]   Yap 6.9 0.0 III Depth unknown.

November edit

November
Strongest magnitude7.3 Mw   United States
Deadliest6.9 Mw   Mexico
140 deaths
Total fatalities140
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.91
6.0–6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

7[41][42]   United States, west of Kodiak Island, Alaska 7.3 90.0 V
19[43][44]   Mexico, State of Mexico 6.9 15.0 X The 1912 Acambay earthquake caused serious destruction in central Mexico and killed at least 140 people.[45] 140
28[46]   Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.5 230.0

December edit

December
Strongest magnitude7.3 Mw   Argentina
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0–8.90
7.0–7.92
6.0–6.94
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

5[47]   United States, Kodiak Island, Alaska 6.9 90.0
7[48]   Argentina, Santiago del Estero Province 7.3 620.0
8[49]   Empire of Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 6.6 35.0
9[50]   Mexico, Chiapas 7.1 0.0 Depth unknown.
23[51]   Dutch East Indies, Gulf of Tomini, Sulawesi 6.7 50.0
24[52]   Taiwan, Hualien City 6.5 0.0 Depth unknown.

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