10/17/1737 | 1737 Kamchatka Earthquake


Little evidence on this earthquake is given besides various paleo tsunami deposits. Various sources, including Butler et al. (2016) and Gusiakov (2016) describe it of similar magnitude with respect to its tsunami deposits as the 1952 Kamachatka earthquake which was instrumentally estimated to be about Mw8.9 (Hough, 2013).

Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
1737 Oct 17th, 16:23 1737 Kamchatka Earthquake Kamchatka 9 C
1792 Aug 22nd, 18:53 1792 Kamchatka Earthquake Kamchatka 8.4 C
  • Butler et al. (2016) -Butler, R., Frazer, L. N., & Templeton, W. J. (2016). Bayesian probabilities for Mw 9.0+ earthquakes in the Aleutian Islands from a regionally scaled global rate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(5), 3586-3608. - Link
  • GHEA (GHEC v1.0) -Albini P., Musson R.M.W., Rovida A., Locati M., Gomez Capera A.A., and Viganò D. (2014). The Global Earthquake History. Earthquake Spectra, May 2014, Vol.30, No.2, pp. 607-624. http://doi.org/10.1193/122013EQS297 - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 9.00 (8.30-8.40)
Epicenter 51.100°N, 158.000°E
Depth 40 km
Tsunami yes
Paleo-Event no
Quality of Evidence C

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2014 GHEA (GHEC v1.0) 8.3 (8.3-8.4)

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