List of earthquakes in 1916

This is a list of earthquakes in 1916. 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 despite the large number of 7.0+ events the death toll for the year was only 181. Japan displayed many events and there were clusters of quakes in parts of Latin America.

Earthquakes in 1916
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List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
List of earthquakes in 1916
Approximate epicenters of the earthquakes in 1916
Strongest magnitude Papua New Guinea, east of New Britain January 1 (Magnitude 7.9)
Deadliest Taiwan, Changhua County August 28 (Magnitude 7.2) 180 deaths
Total fatalities181
Number by magnitude
9.0+0
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.925
6.0−6.913
5.0−5.91
← 1915
1917 →

OverallEdit

By death tollEdit

Rank Death toll Magnitude Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 180 7.2   Taiwan, Changhua County VIII (Severe) 5.0 August 28
  • Note: At least 10 casualties

By magnitudeEdit

Rank Magnitude Death toll Location MMI Depth (km) Date
1 7.9 0   Papua New Guinea, east of New Britain ( ) 35.0 January 1
2 7.7 0   Indonesia, Papua (province) ( ) 35.0 January 13
= 3 7.4 0   Japan, southeast of the Ryukyu Islands ( ) 0.0 February 1
= 3 7.4 0   United States, Fox Islands (Alaska) ( ) 170.0 April 18
= 3 7.4 0   Argentina, Santiago del Estero Province ( ) 600.0 June 21
4 7.3 0   Russia, east of the Kuril Islands ( ) 15.0 October 31
= 5 7.2 0   Nicaragua, off the west coast ( ) 15.0 February 27
= 5 7.2 0 southern Indian Ocean ( ) 0.0 April 7
= 5 7.2 0   Nicaragua, Rio San Juan Department ( ) 0.0 April 24
= 5 7.2 180   Taiwan, Changhua County VIII (Severe) 5.0 August 28
= 6 7.1 0   Indonesia, Papua (province) ( ) 25.0 January 13
= 6 7.1 0   Costa Rica, Gulf of Nicoya IX (Violent) 0.0 April 26
= 6 7.1 0   Fiji ( ) 600.0 July 8
= 6 7.1 0   Papua New Guinea, East Sepik Province ( ) 0.0 August 3
= 6 7.1 0   Indonesia, south of Java ( ) 100.0 September 11
= 6 7.1 0   Japan, off southeast coast of Honshu ( ) 35.0 September 15
= 6 7.1 0   Peru, Ayacucho Region ( ) 0.0 October 3
= 7 7.0 0  , Sivas Province ( ) 15.0 January 24
= 7 7.0 0   United States, Rat Islands, Alaska ( ) 15.0 February 6
= 7 7.0 0   Japan, Izu Islands ( ) 35.0 April 21
= 7 7.0 0 Mona Passage IX (Violent) 80.0 April 24
= 7 7.0 0   Mexico, Veracruz ( ) 150.0 June 2
= 7 7.0 0   Indonesia, northern Sumatra ( ) 100.0 July 27
= 7 7.0 0   Bolivia, Potosi Department ( ) 180.0 August 25
= 7 7.0 0     Nepal, Mahakali Zone ( ) 20.0 August 28
  • Note: At least 7.0 magnitude

Notable eventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

January
Strongest magnitude7.9 Mw   Papua New Guinea
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.94
6.0−6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

1[1][2][3]   Papua New Guinea, east of New Britain 7.9 35.0 Some homes were damaged or destroyed. A tsunami was observed.
13[4]   Indonesia, Papua (province) 7.1 25.0
13[5]   Indonesia, Papua (province) 7.7 35.0
24[6]   Turkey, Sivas Province 7.0 15.0
25[7]   Japan, northeast of Hokkaido 6.9 250.0
26[8]   Romania, Alba County 6.5 35.0

FebruaryEdit

February
Strongest magnitude7.4 Mw   Japan
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.93
6.0−6.91
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

1[9]   Japan, southeast of the Ryukyu Islands 7.4 0.0 Depth unknown.
6[10]   Russia, Kuril Islands 6.7 35.0
6[11]   United States, Rat Islands, Alaska 7.0 15.0
27[12]   Nicaragua, off the west coast 7.2 15.0
21[13]   United States, Skyland, North Carolina 5.5 0.0 Depth unknown

MarchEdit

March
Strongest magnitude6.6 Mw   Japan
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

18[14]   Japan, southeast of Hokkaido 6.6 35.0
25[15]   Japan, southwest Ryukyu Islands 6.5 0.0 Depth unknown.

AprilEdit

April
Strongest magnitude7.4 Mw   United States
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.96
6.0−6.92
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

7[16] southern Indian Ocean 7.2 0.0 Depth unknown.
14[17]   Japan, Izu Islands 6.6 35.0 Foreshock.
18[18]   United States, Fox Islands (Alaska) 7.4 170.0
21[19]   Japan, Izu Islands 7.0 35.0
21[20]   Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province 6.2 220.0
24[21][22] Mona Passage 7.0 80.0 IX Some damage was caused.
24[23]   Nicaragua, Rio San Juan Department 7.2 0.0 Depth unknown.
26[24][25]   Costa Rica, Gulf of Nicoya 7.1 0.0 IX Damage costs of $25,000 (1916 rate) were reported. Depth unknown.

JuneEdit

June
Strongest magnitude7.4 Mw   Argentina
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.92
6.0−6.90
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

2[26]   Mexico, Veracruz 7.0 150.0
21[27]   Argentina, Santiago del Estero Province 7.4 600.0

JulyEdit

July
Strongest magnitude7.1 Mw   Fiji
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.92
6.0−6.91
5.0−5.91
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

3[28]   Italy, Stromboli 5.1 0.0 VII An eruption at Stromboli was in progress at the time. Some homes were damaged. Depth unknown.
8[29]   Fiji 7.1 600.0
16[30]   Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 6.8 35.0
27[31]   Indonesia, northern Sumatra 7.0 100.0

AugustEdit

August
Strongest magnitude7.2 Mw   Taiwan
Deadliest7.2 Mw   Taiwan
180 deaths
Total fatalities180
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.94
6.0−6.91
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

3[32]   Papua New Guinea, East Sepik Province 7.1 0.0 Depth unknown.
25[33]   Bolivia, Potosi Department 7.0 180.0
27[34]   Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 6.8 35.0
28[35]     Nepal, Mahakali Zone 7.0 20.0
28[36][37]   Taiwan, Changhua County 7.2 5.0 VIII This was part of a series of earthquakes which struck Taiwan from August 1916 to January 1917. The death toll was put at 180. 614 homes were destroyed. 180

SeptemberEdit

September
Strongest magnitude7.1 Mw 2 events
Total fatalities0
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.92
6.0−6.90
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

11[38][39]   Indonesia, south of Java 7.1 100.0 340 homes were destroyed.
15[40]   Japan, off the southeast coast of Honshu 7.1 35.0

OctoberEdit

October
Strongest magnitude7.3 Mw   Russia
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

3[41]   Peru, Ayacucho Region 7.1 0.0 Depth unknown.
28[42]   Russia, Sea of Okhotsk 6.5 100.0
31[43]   Russia, east of the Kuril Islands 7.3 15.0

NovemberEdit

November
Strongest magnitude6.6 Mw 2 events
Deadliest6.0 Mw   Taiwan
1 death
Total fatalities1
Number by magnitude
8.0−8.90
7.0−7.90
6.0−6.93
Date Country and location Mw Depth (km) MMI Notes Casualties
Dead Injured

14[44]   Taiwan, Nantou County 6.0 0.0 Part of the ongoing sequence in Taiwan. 1 person was killed and another 20 were injured. 97 homes were destroyed. Depth unknown. 1 20
24[45]   Japan, off the east coast of Honshu 6.6 35.0
30[46]   Dominican Republic, Sanchez Ramirez Province 6.6 0.0 Depth unknown.

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