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Earthquakes were natural disasters on Earth and other planets.

On Earth[]

In 62, an earthquake hit Pompeii, awakening the Pyroviles from their slumber. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii) In 79, earthquakes hit Pompeii again on the day before and the day of the eruption of Pompeii. (AUDIO: The Fires of Vulcan)

In 1580, an earthquake hit Venice, caused by Rosanna Calvierri's attempt to sink the city. (TV: The Vampires of Venice)

In 1906, San Francisco was hit by an earthquake. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire)

In 1980, an earthquake hit Pompeii, damaging the city and uncovering the buried TARDIS. (AUDIO: The Fires of Vulcan)

On 25 December 2000, an earthquake known as the Little Big One hit San Francisco. (PROSE: Unnatural History)

In 2006, Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen's failed plot to destroy Earth with the Cardiff Rift caused an earthquake in Cardiff. (TV: Boom Town)

While not caused by the Earth's plates, Martha Jones later recalled this incident as an earthquake. (TV: Utopia)

In 2009, Gareth invented a system for accurately predicting earthquakes. (TV: Doctor Who) That same year, the Earth's relocation to the Medusa Cascade created an earthquake-like shock worldwide. (TV: The Stolen Earth) Its subsequent return to its proper place in space and time by the Doctor's TARDIS had a similar effect. (TV: Journey's End)

In 2015, when a then unknown alien force froze all planes in the skies across the globe, Clara Oswald speculated with UNIT they could be used in an attack by targeting fault lines to cause earthquakes or tsunamis. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)

On other planets[]

On Skaro, the Fourth Doctor's TARDIS detected a high degree of seismic activity, but this was acutally the Daleks' drilling operations, not actual earthquakes. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)

Krop Tor was known to be affected by earthquakes. In the 42nd century, one such earthquake caused the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS to fall into a deep chasm. (TV: The Impossible Planet)

A quake shook the ground around the Sacred Temple on Trion. The Mobile Castle, ironically, did not move. (PROSE: Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma)

Related technology[]

The Doctor's TARDIS had a seismic scanner to detect earthquakes, p.e. on the volcanic planet Sarn. (TV: Planet of Fire)