1967 Caracas (Venezuela) Earthquake Archive

1967 7/30  0:00 UTC  10.56N  67.31W  23km           M=6.5, Caracas, Venezuela

The death toll of this earthquake was over 200. 

Since we have very little information about this earthquake, we urge scientists and engineers who have
studied this earthquake to contribute their materials for this archive.  Please contact William H. K. Lee at:
lee@usgs.gov (office), or whklee@ix.netcom.com (home).

Contributors: Charles R. Hutt, William H. K. Lee.


1. Seismograms of the 1967 Caracas (Venezuela) Earthquake:     Selected WWSSN seismograms from this earthquake were scanned as part of the ICSU Scanning Project.
Please note that there were smaller earthquakes occurred before and after the Caracas earthquake, especially on July 29 at 10:24 in northern Colombia (M=6), and on July 30, at 1:30 in Turkey (M=5.8), at 10:49 in Macquarie Is. (M=5.1), and at 13:35 in New Ireland (M=5.2).

link to compressed tif file directory (.gz format)

2. References:
Sozen, M.A., P.C. Jennings, R.B. Matthiesen, G.W. Housner, and N.M. Newmark (1968).     “Engineering Report on the Caracas Earthquake of 29 July, 1967”, National Academy of     Sciences, Washington, D.C., 77 pp. and tables, figures, & 2 appendices.

(Last Updated: September 12, 2004)