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Today's Earthquake Fact:
Earthquakes are one of the most costly natural hazards faced by the United States, posing a significant risk to 75 million Americans in 39 States.

May   8

Note: All earthquake dates are UTC, not local time.

Year Location Magnitude Comment
1974 Japan

6.7 The earthquake killed 30 people, injured 82, and destroyed 121 homes. The tremor also caused road damage and landslides. Approximately 1,510 houses were damaged. All damage and fatalities occurred on the Izu Peninsula.
From Earthquake Information Bulletin, Volume 6, Number 4.

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