Week 5 Assignment

Events

Birth

January 19, 2000

Tottori Earthquake

October 6, 2000

The 2000 Tottori earthquake occurred at 13:30:20 local time with a moment magnitude of 6.7 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII. The epicenter was near Yonago and Matsue. About $150 million in damage was caused and 130 people were injured.

Dudley Earthquake

September 22, 2002

The 2002 Dudley earthquake struck the West Midlands of United Kingdom on 22 September at 23:53 UTC. The shock registered 4.7–4.8 on the Richter scale and lasted approximately 20 seconds.

Indian Earthquake and Tsunami

December 26, 2004

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with the epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The shock had a moment magnitude of 9.1–9.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX.

Hawaii Earthquake

October 15, 2006

The 2006 Kiholo Bay earthquake occurred on October 15 at 07:07:49 local time with a moment magnitude of 6.7 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII.

Sichuan Earthquake

May 12, 2008

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the First Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at 14:28:01 China Standard Time on May 12, 2008.