April 18th, 2006

10-K, 10-B

Ten random things: April 18

Ten tremendous temblors:

  1. Great Kanto earthquake (1923, magnitude ~8.2)
  2. Great Mexican earthquake (1995, magnitude 8.1)
  3. Baku earthquake (2000, magnitude 7.0)
  4. Fukuoka Prefecture Western Offshore earthquakes (2005, magnitude 7.0)
  5. Charleston earthquake (1886, magnitude ~6.9)
  6. Tangshan earthquake (1976, magnitude ~7.9)
  7. Düzce earthquake (1999, magnitude 7.2)
  8. Indian Ocean earthquake (2004, magnitude ~9.2)
  9. New Madrid earthquake (1811, magnitude ~8.0)
  10. Ancash earthquake (1970, magnitude 7.5)

Today is the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.