1970 Dagestan (Russia) Earthquake Archive

1970 5/14 18:12 UTC  43.09N  47.06E  11km           M=6.6, Dagestan, Russia

The death toll of this earthquake was "many" according to Utsu (2002), A list of deadly earthquakes in the world: 1500-2000, in "International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology", edited by W.H.K. Lee, H. Kanamori, P.C. Jennings, and C. Kisslinger, Part A, p. 691-717, Academic Press,
San Diego.

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 1970 Dagestan (Russia) Earthquake:     Selected WWSSN seismograms from this earthquake were scanned as part of the ICSU Scanning Project.
Please note that there was a foreshock occurred on the same date:      1970 5/14 09:20 UTC  43.08 47.08W  mb = 5.5

link to compressed tif file directory (.gz format)


(Last Updated: September 24, 2004)