Significant Earthquakes of the World

1977



                                        SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1977


Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities, injuries or substantial damage.
   BRK--Berkeley, LPZ--La Paz, PAL--Palisades, PAS--Pasadena, TRI--Trieste.

 DATE    ORIGIN TIME     GEOGRAPHIC      DEPTH  MAGNITUDES    REGION,  CONTRIBUTED  MAGNITUDES  AND  COMMENTS
            UTC         COORDINATES               GS
         HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG            MB  Msz


JAN 06   06:11:40.7   3.63 S  144.45 E     33  6.0mb 6.6MS    Near north coast of Papua New Guinea. 6.6MS(PAS) 6.6MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt in Schouten Islands and along northern coast of Papua.

JAN 31   14:26:14.8  40.04 N   70.85 E     20  6.1mb 5.9MS    Tadzhik SSR.
                                                              Damage reported at Oftobru and Isfara. Maximum intensity
                                                              VII to VIII.

FEB 19   22:34:04.1  53.57 N  170.03 E     33  6.2mb 6.7MS    Near Islands, Aleutian Islands. 6.6MS(PAS) 6.8MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt (IV) on Shemya and Attu. 

FEB 21   13:02:31.0  39.91 N   40.03 E     33  4.6mb          Turkey.
                                                              15 injured and many buildings damaged. 

MAR 04   19:21:54.1  45.77 N   26.76 E     94  6.4mb          Romania. 7.2mb(PAS)
                                                              1,500 reported killed, 10,500 injured, and extensive damage
                                                              in the Bucharest area. Bulgaria reported 20 killed and 165
                                                              injured. Moscow reported some damage in the Soviet Republic
                                                              of Moldavia. Felt from Rome to Moscow and from Turkey to
                                                              Finland.

MAR 09   14:27:53.6  41.61 N  130.88 E    528  5.9mb          North Korea. 6.6mb(PAS)
                                                              Felt (II JMA) on Hokkaido and in northern Honshu.

MAR 18   21:43:52.4  16.77 N  122.33 E     37  6.2mb 7.0MS    Luzon, Philippine Islands. 7.0MS(PAS) 6.9MS(BRK)
                                                              1 killed and 9 injured. Felt (VII RF) at Tuguegarao. Damage
                                                              on northern Luzon and in the Manila area.

MAR 21   21:18:54.2  27.61 N   56.39 E     29  6.2mb 6.9MS    Southern Iran. 7.0MS(PAS) 6.9MS(BRK)
                                                              At least 167 killed, 556 injured. 35 villages were heavily
                                                              damaged. Approximately 7,000 people homeless in Bandar
                                                              Abbas area.

MAR 21   22:42:06.5  27.60 N   56.52 E     36  5.8mb          Southern Iran.
                                                              Felt in Bandar Abbas region. Additional damage.

MAR 25   02:39:58.2  38.56 N   40.02 E     21  5.2mb 4.9MS    Turkey.
                                                              30 reported killed and heavy damage in the vicinity of
                                                              Lice-Palu.

APR 02   07:15:22.7  16.70 S  172.10 W     33  6.8mb 7.6MS    Samos Islands region. 7.5MS(PAS) 7.3MS(BRK)
                                                              Minor damage (VI) at Apia and Pago Pago. Felt at Suva, Fiji
                                                              Islands. Local tsunami observed (4 cm peak-to-peak) at
                                                              Apia, peak-to-peak) at Pago Pago.

APR 06   13:36:37.1  31.98 N   50.68 E     41  5.5mb 5.9MS    Iran.
                                                              348 reported killed and 200 injured in the area south of
                                                              Shahr Kord.

APR 20   23:13:10.4   9.83 S  160.32 E     33  6.4mb 6.7MS    Solomon Islands. 6.8MS(PAS) 6.2MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt (VI) at Honiara. Local tsunami (7.6 cm peak-to-peak)
                                                              at Rabaul.

APR 20   23:42:50.5   9.89 S  160.35 E     19  6.3mb 7.5MS    Solomon Islands. 7.6MS(PAS) 7.4MS(BRK)
                                                              Damage (VII) on Guadalcanal. Slight tsunami at Renell
                                                              Island, southeast of Guadalcanal. 

APR 20   23:49:13.1   9.84 S  160.82 E     33  6.8mb 7.5MS    Solomon Islands.
                                                              Possible damage and injuries. Felt strongly in the Honiara
                                                              area.

APR 21   04:24:09.6   9.97 S  160.73 E     33  6.6mb 7.5MS    Solomon Islands. 8.1MS(PAS) 7.6MS(BRK)
                                                              18 reported killed due to landslides. One reported injured
                                                              at Honiara. Extensive damage on Guadalcanal. Slight tsunami
                                                              at Apia and Suva. Felt (VII) at Honiara.

MAY 12   12:20:00.7  21.75 N   93.00 E     40  5.4mb 5.7MS    Burma.
                                                              Slight damage and some injuries in southeast Bangladesh.

MAY 26   01:35:13.8  38.93 N   44.38 E     37  5.2mb 5.4MS    Turkey-Iran Border region.
                                                              3 killed, 9 injured, and heavy damage in western Azarbaijan
                                                              Province, Iran. Felt strongly in Muradiye-Ozalp area,
                                                              Turkey.

JUN 22   12:08:33.4  22.88 S  175.90 W     65  6.8mb          Tonga Islands region. 7.2mb(PAS) 7.2MS(BRK)
                                                              2 injured and extensive damage reported on Tonga Islands.
                                                              Tsunami (40 cm peak-to-peak) at Suva and (12 cm
                                                              peak-to-peak) at Papeete. Felt (VII) at Nualofa.

JUL 21   11:53:22.5  53.86 S  158.60 E     33  6.4mb 6.7MS    Marquaries Islands region. 6.7MS(PAS) 6.7MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt on Macquarie Island.

JUL 21   13:45:54.0  16.88 N  122.36 E     33  6.1mb 6.9MS    Luzon, Philippine Islands. 6.8MS(PAS) 6.6MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt widely on northern Luzon. Felt (VII RF) at Tuguegarao
                                                              and (IV RF) at Manila.

JUL 29   11:15:45.3   8.03 S  155.54 E     33  6.4mb 7.2MS    Solomon Islands. 7.2MS(PAS) 6.9MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt on Mono, Gizo, and the Shortland Islands.

AUG 19   06:08:55.2  11.09 S  118.46 E     33  7.0mb 7.9MS    South of Sumbwa Island. 8.0MS(PAS)
                                                              At least 100 killed, 89 reported missing, and 75 injured.
                                                              Several villages completely destroyed. Tsunami generated
                                                              wave heights in excess of 10 meters along Sumbawa Island
                                                              coastline. Wave heights of 6 meters were reported on the
                                                              coast of Northern Australia. Most of the casualties and
                                                              damage were caused by the tsunami.

AUG 20   19:16:32.7  11.04 S  119.14 E     33  6.0mb 6.1MS    South of Sumbwa Island. 6.5MS(PAS)

AUG 26   19:50:01.4  59.43 S   20.51 W     33  6.3mb 7.1MS    Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. 7.0MS(BRK) 7.0MS(PAS)

AUG 27   07:12:22.5   8.06 S  125.30 E     25  6.4mb 6.8MS    Timor. 6.6MS(BRK) 6.6MS(PAS)
                                                              2 killed and 25 injured at Atauro.

AUG 31   00:42:05.4   7.34 N   76.30 W     33  5.7mb 6.4MS    Northern Colombia. 6.3MS(PAS) 6.5MS(BRK)
                                                              3 killed in Apartado. Damage in Apartado and Medellin.

SEP 04   08:48:39.2  13.68 S  166.71 E     33  6.0mb 6.5MS    New Hebrides Islands. 6.2MS(PAS) 6.7MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt (IV) at Norsup.

SEP 04   17:24:42.8  51.14 N  177.95 E      8  5.8mb 6.6MS    Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands. 6.4MS(PAS) 6.7MS(PAL)
                                                              Felt (II) on Adak and Shemya. 

OCT 07   12:10:43.7   9.95 S  117.32 E     33  5.9mb 6.3MS    South of Sumbawa Island. 6.5MS(PAS)

OCT 10   11:53:53.6  25.86 S  175.41 W     33  6.6mb 7.2MS    South of Tonga Islands. 7.2MS(PAS) 7.3MS(BRK)

OCT 17   17:26:40.4  27.91 S  173.08 E     33  6.3mb 6.7MS    North of New Zealand. 6.9MS(PAS)

NOV 04   09:52:55.7  51.66 N  175.95 W     33  5.7mb 6.6MS    Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands. 6.6MS(PAS) 6.9MS(BRK)
                                                              Minor damage (VII) on Adak.

NOV 09   11:20:32.8  36.73 N   55.04 E     33  4.9mb          Iran.
                                                              Considerable damage in the Shahrud area.

NOV 18   05:20:11.3  32.69 N   88.39 E     33  5.7mb 6.5MS    Tibet. 6.3MS(PAS)

NOV 23   09:26:24.7  31.03 S   67.77 W     13  6.3mb 7.4MS    San Juan Province, Argentina. 7.0MS(PAS)
                                                              70 reported killed, nearly 300 injured, and up to 40,000
                                                              left homeless in western Argentina. Extensive damage in San
                                                              Juan Province including 80 percent destruction of buildings
                                                              at Caucete. Vast areas of liquifaction at distances up to
                                                              200 kilometers from the epicenter. Andean passes to Chile
                                                              blocked by rockslides. Minor damage at San Juan. Water
                                                              tower collapsed at Bragado, buildings cracked at Cordoba,
                                                              and slight damage in parts of Buenos Aires. Felt in Chile
                                                              from Copiapo to Puerto Montt. Felt strongly in Uruguay and
                                                              (IV) at Porto Allegre and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Also reported
                                                              felt at Lima, Peru.

DEC 09   15:53:36.7  38.35 N   27.19 E     19  4.6mb          Turkey.
                                                              35 reported injured and damage at Izmir.

DEC 10   05:46:22.9  27.69 N   56.57 E     47  5.1mb 5.0MS    Southern Iran.
                                                              3 reported killed and 15 injured in southern Iran.

DEC 13   01:14:18.6  17.36 N   54.85 W     33  5.7mb 6.4MS    North Atlantic Ocean. 6.5MS(PAS) 6.5MS(BRK)
                                                              Felt (II) on Martinque Island. 

DEC 19   23:34:34.2  30.95 N   56.47 E     31  5.4mb 5.8MS    Iran.
                                                              584 reported killed, and 1,000 injured. Destroyed villages
                                                              of Sarasiyab, Gish, and Bab-Tangal and damaged at least 13
                                                              other villages.

DEC 21   01:00:32.8  25.51 N  143.11 E     33  6.2mb 6.8MS    Volcano Islands region. 7.0MS(BRK) 6.9MS(PAS)
                                                              Felt (III JMA) on Chichijima. 

DEC 28   02:45:36.7  16.66 N   40.28 E     33  5.9mb 6.6MS    Red Sea. 6.8MS(PAS) 6.7MS(BRK)




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