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.

DateState(s)MagnitudeFatalitiesFurther information
01700-01-26January 26, 1700Washington, Oregon, California8.7 - 9.2Unknown1700 Cascadia earthquake
01755-11-18November 18, 1755Massachusetts5.9Unknown1755 Cape Ann Earthquake
01811-12-16December 16, 1811Missouri7.2 - 8.1Unknown1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes
01857-01-09January 9, 1857California7.921857 Fort Tejon earthquake
01867-04-24April 24, 1867Kansas5.101867 Manhattan, Kansas earthquake
01868-04-02April 2, 1868Hawaii7.977 total1868 Hawaii earthquake and tsunami
01868-10-21October 21, 1868California6.8 - 7.0301868 Hayward earthquake
01872-12-14December 14, 1872Washington6.5 - 7.001872 North Cascades earthquake
01872-03-26March 26, 1872California7.6 - 8.0+271872 Lone Pine earthquake
01886-08-31August 31, 1886South Carolina7.360-1101886 Charleston earthquake
01906-04-18April 18, 1906California7.93000+1906 San Francisco earthquake
01909-09-27September 27, 1909Indiana5.101909 Wabash River earthquake
01915-10-03October 3, 1915Nevada7.101915 Pleasant Valley earthquake
01925-06-29June 29, 1925California6.8131925 Santa Barbara earthquake[1]
01931-08-16August 16, 1931Texas5.801931 Valentine earthquake
01933-03-10March 10, 1933California6.41201933 Long Beach earthquake
01940-05-18May 18, 1940California6.991940 El Centro earthquake
01940-12-20December 20, 1940New Hampshire5.501940 New Hampshire earthquake
01946-04-01April 1, 1946Alaska8.6165 total1946 Aleutian Islands earthquake and tsunami
01947-05-06May 6, 1947WisconsinUnknown01947 Wisconsin earthquake
01948-12-04December 4, 1948California6.0 - 6.501948 Desert Hot Springs earthquake
01949-04-13April 13, 1949Washington7.181949 Olympia earthquake
01952-07-21July 21, 1952California7.5141952 Kern County earthquake
01957-03-09March 9, 1957Alaska8.601957 Andreanof Islands earthquake and tsunami
01958-07-09July 9, 1958Alaska8.35 (tsunami)1958 Lituya Bay earthquakes and megatsunami
01959-08-17August 17, 1959Montana, Wyoming7.3 - 7.528+1959 Yellowstone earthquake
01964-03-27March 27, 1964Alaska9.2143 total1964 Alaska earthquake and tsunami
01965-02-04February 4, 1965Alaska8.701965 Rat Islands earthquake and tsunami
01965-04-29April 29, 1965Washington6.531965 Olympia earthquake
01967-08-09August 9, 1967Colorado5.30Rocky Mountain Arsenal#Deep injection well
01967-11-26November 26, 1967Colorado5.20Rocky Mountain Arsenal#Deep injection well
01968-11-09November 9, 1968Illinois5.401968 Illinois earthquake
01969-10-02October 2, 1969California5.6 - 5.711969 Santa Rosa earthquakes
01971-02-09February 9, 1971California6.6651971 San Fernando earthquake
01975-07-09July 9, 1975Minnesota4.601975 Morris earthquake
01975-08-01August 1, 1975California5.801975 Oroville earthquake
01983-05-02May 2, 1983California6.501983 Coalinga earthquake
01983-10-28October 28, 1983Idaho7.321983 Borah Peak earthquake
01984-04-24April 24, 1984California6.201984 Morgan Hill earthquake
01987-10-01October 1, 1987California5.981987 Whittier Narrows earthquake
01989-10-17October 17, 1989California6.9631989 Loma Prieta earthquake
01992-04-25April 25, 1992April 25–26, 1992California6.5 - 7.201992 Cape Mendocino earthquakes and tsunamis
01992-06-28June 28, 1992California7.331992 Landers earthquake
01992-06-28June 28, 1992California6.501992 Big Bear earthquake
01993-03-25March 25, 1993Oregon5.601993 Scotts Mills earthquake
01993-09-21September 21, 1993Oregon6.021993 Klamath Falls earthquake
01994-01-17January 17, 1994California6.7331994 Northridge earthquake
01995-04-14April 14, 1995Texas5.701995 Marathon earthquake
01996-05-02May 2, 1996Washington5.601996 Duvall earthquake
01998-09-25September 25, 1998Pennsylvania5.201998 Pymatuning earthquake
01999-10-16October 16, 1999California7.101999 Hector Mine earthquake
02001-02-28February 28, 2001Washington6.812001 Nisqually earthquake
02002-11-03November 3, 2002Alaska7.902002 Denali earthquake
02003-04-29April 29, 2003Alabama4.602003 Alabama earthquake
02003-12-09December 9, 2003Virginia4.502003 Virginia earthquake
02003-12-22December 22, 2003California6.522003 San Simeon earthquake
02006-09-10September 10, 2006Florida5.802006 Gulf of Mexico earthquake
02006-10-15October 15, 2006Hawaii6.702006 Hawaii earthquake
02007-10-30October 30, 2007California5.602007 Alum Rock earthquake
02007-12-19December 19, 2007Alaska7.202007 Andreanof Islands earthquake
02008-04-18April 18, 2008Illinois5.402008 Illinois earthquake
02008-07-29July 29, 2008California5.502008 Chino Hills earthquake
02010-01-09January 9, 2010California6.502010 Eureka earthquake
02010-02-10February 10, 2010Illinois3.802010 Illinois earthquake
02010-07-07July 7, 2010California5.402010 Borrego Springs earthquake
02010-12-30December 30, 2010Indiana3.802010 Indiana earthquake
02011-08-22August 22, 2011Colorado5.302011 Colorado earthquake
02011-08-23August 23, 2011Virginia5.802011 Virginia earthquake
02011-09-02September 2, 2011Alaska6.802011 Alaska earthquake
02011-11-05November 5, 2011Oklahoma5.602011 Oklahoma earthquake
02012-10-16October 16, 2012Maine4.002012 Maine earthquake
02013-05-24May 24, 2013California5.70N/A

Earthquake which affected the United States but had its epicenter outside the United States borders:

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

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

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

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