Significant Earthquakes of the World

1983


 
				     SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1983
									  
Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities,
injuries or substantial damage.

 DATE    ORIGIN TIME     GEOGRAPHIC      DEPTH  MAGNITUDES SD   NO.      REGION,  CONTRIBUTED  MAGNITUDES  AND  COMMENTS
            UTC         COORDINATES               GS            STA
         HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG            MB  Msz       USED

1983

Jan 8    11 21 29.5    15.39 S 173.33 W  33 N	 6.1 6.3   1.1	267     TONGA ISLANDS.  Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  
									Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.0*10*18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (IV) at Apia, Samoa Islands.  The focal
									mechanism is moderately well controlled and
									corresponds to reverse faulting.

Jan 17   12 41 29.7    38.03 N  20.23 E  14	 6.1 7.0   1.3	329	GREECE.  Ms 7.2 (BRK), 7.1 (PAS).  
									Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).
									Minor damage on Kefallinia, Levkas and Zakinthos.  
									Also minor damage at Preveza and Killini. Felt 
									in Albania, Italy and southern Yugoslavia.  The
									focal mechanism is moderately well controlled
									and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Jan 18   15 23 36.8    57.97 S  24.31 W  56 D 	 5.9 6.5   1.2	108	SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION.  Ms 6.4 (BRK).  
									Mo=5.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
									poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse
									faulting.

Jan 24   08 17 39.6    16.15 N  95.23 W  57	 6.3 6.7   1.2	351	OAXACA, MEXICO.  Ms 7.0 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).  
									Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Damage in the Juchitan 
									area and slight damage in the Mexico City area.  
									Felt strongly in southeastern Mexico.  The fault
									mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
									corresponds to normal faulting.

Feb 13   01 40 10.9    39.95 N  75.14 E  16	 5.6 6.2   1.3	194	SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA.  Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Several people injured and moderate damage in the 
									Wuqia area, China. Felt (IV) in the Andizhan-Naryn 
									area, USSR.  Also felt (III) at Frunze and (II) at 
									Tashkent, USSR.

Feb 13   06 35 30.0    13.84 N 144.94 E  105 D	 5.7       1.2	205	MARIANA ISLANDS.  mb 6.3 (BRK).  
									Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).  One person slightly 
									injured at Tamuning, Guam. Slight damage (VI) in 
									northern Guam.  Felt throughout Guam and (V) on 
									Saipan.  

Feb 14   03 20 04.4    54.93 N 159.19 W  47 D	 5.9 6.3   1.3	318	SOUTH OF ALASKA.  Ms 6.5 (BRK).  
									Mo=6.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (V) at Sand Point and Chignik. Felt (IV) at 
									Chignik Lake, Chignik Lagoon, Cold Bay and Ivanof 
									Bay. Also felt at False Pass, King Cove, Perryville 
									and Port Heiden.  The focal mechanism is poorly
									controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Feb 25   18 22 12.9    41.96 N  21.54 E  24 	 4.7       0.9	 58	YUGOSLAVIA.  Twelve people died from heart attacks 
									in the Skopje area.  Felt (VI) at Skopje. Slight 
									damage near Dolno Kolicani.

Feb 27   12 14 20.7    35.87 N 139.92 E  78	 5.9       0.9	297	NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  
									Mo=8.1*10**17 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.8*10**17 Nm (HRV).
									Eleven people injured in the Tokyo area.  Felt 
									(IV JMA) in the Mito, Tokyo, Utsunomiya and 
									Yokohama areas.  The focal mechanism is 
									moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
									reverse faulting.

Mar 8    17 06 36.5    11.01 N  62.36 W  82	 5.9 	   0.9	307	WINDWARD ISLANDS.  Mo=8.4*10**17 Nm (HRV).  
									Ten people injured while jumping from buildings 
									on Trinidad.  Felt (VI) on Trinidad.  Also felt 
									on Tobago, St. Vincent and in northeastern 
									Venezuela.  The focal mechanism is moderately 
									well controlled and corresponds to reverse 
									faulting.

Mar 12	 01 36 35.8     4.06 S 127.92 E  17	 6.0 6.5   1.1	257	BANDA SEA. Ms 6.9 (PAS).  Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS).
									Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Slight damage at Ambon, 
									Ceram.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
									and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Mar 15   17 27 26.3    34.78 N 137.57 E  43	 5.3 4.8   1.0	183	NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  
									Mo=1.4*10**17 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).
									One person killed, two injured and slight damage 
									(IV JMA) in the Nagoya area. Felt (III JMA) in 
									the Kyoto-Shizuoka area.  Also felt (I JMA) in 
									the Tokyo-Toyooka-Owase area.  

Mar 15   19 58 30.4     5.35 N 126.57 E   41 D	 5.7 6.6   1.3	170	MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  Ms 6.7 (PAS).  
									Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
									corresponds to reverse faulting.

Mar 18   09 05 50.0     4.88 S 153.58 E   89	 6.5 7.6   1.3	334	NEW IRELAND REGION.  Ms 7.9 (BRK).  
									Mo=4.6*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Damage (VII) along the 
	 southeast coast of New Ireland. Landslides and ground cracks occurred, trees were uprooted and steam was ejected 
	 from fumaroles in the Feni Islands. Slight damage (VI) and minor landslides in the Rabaul area, New Britain.  
	 Felt on Bougainville and (III) at Port Moresby, New Guinea. Felt strongly by two ships at sea in the epicentral 
	 area.  Twentyfive-centimeter tsunami recorded at Rabaul.  Minor tsunami observed in the Feni Islands and along 
	 the southeast coast of New Ireland.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
	 reverse faulting.

Mar 23   23 51 06.5    38.29 N  20.26 E	  19 	 5.8 6.2   1.3	258	GREECE.  ML 6.0 (ATH).  Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (GS).
									Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Seven people injured 
									and 160 homes damaged the Vonitsa area. Felt 
									strongly along the west coast of Greece and on 
									Levkas, Kefallinia and Zakinthos.  The focal 
									mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
									corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

Mar 25   11 57 49.3    35.95 N  52.26 E   33 N	 5.2 4.9  1.0	146	IRAN.  Thirty people killed, 61 injured, 
									many homes damaged and landslides in the 
									Damavand-Amol area.  Felt at Tehran.

Mar 31   13 12 52.6     2.46 N  76.69 W   22	 5.5 4.9  1.2	167  	COLOMBIA.  Mo=3.5*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Between 
									250 and 350 people killed, many injured and 
									extensive damage (VIII) in the Popayan area. 
									Felt from Bogota to Pasto.

Apr 3    02 50 01.1     8.72 N  83.12 W   37 D	 6.5 7.3  1.0	318 	COSTA RICA.  Ms 7.2 (BRK).  Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (GS).
									Mo=1.8*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Five people died from 
									heart attacks, one person killed by a collapsing 
									house, and several people injured in southeastern 
                                                                        Costa Rica.  Also felt strongly in southwestern 
									Panama.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
									and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Apr 4    02 51 34.3     5.72 N  94.72 E   79	 6.6      1.0	426	NORTHERN SUMATERA.  mb 6.8 (PAS).  
									Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
									Casualties and 	damage reported in the Banda Aceh 
									area.  The focal mechanism is moderately well 
									controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Apr 4	 23 12 47.1    49.41 N 155,60 E   51 D   6.1 6.5  0.9	335	KURIL ISLANDS.  Ms 6.2 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS).
									Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (V) in the northern Kuril Islands and in
									southern Kamchatka.  The focal mechanism is poorly
									controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.    

Apr 5    06 50 33.4    40.03 N  75.26 E   33 N	 5.5 5.6  1.0	215	KIRGHIZ-XINJIANG BORDER REGION.  
									Mo=5.7*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Casualties and damage 
									reported in western China.

Apr 12   12 07 54.5     4.84 S  78.10 W   104	 6.5      1.2	382	PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION.  mb 6.7 (BRK), 
									6.6 (PAS).  Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  
									Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt strongly in 
									northern Peru.  Also felt in central and 
									southern Ecuador.  The focal mechanism is poorly
									controlled and corresponds to normal faulting.

Apr 18   10 58 51.2    27.79 N  62.05 E   64	 6.5      1.2	369	SOUTHERN IRAN.  Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS).  
									Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).
									Felt strongly in southeastern Iran.  Also felt 
									at Karachi, Pakistan.  The focal mechanism is 
									well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip
									faulting.  

Apr 22   00 37 37.0    14.93 N  99.02 E   10 G 	5.9 5.9  1.0	273	SOUTHEAST ASIA.  Ms 5.8 (BRK).  
									Mo=3.7*10**17 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.4*10*17 Nm (HRV).
									Damage in Thailand.  Felt strongly throughout 
									most of the country.  Also felt at Mergui, Pegu, 
									and Tavoy, Burma.  The focal mechanism is 
									moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
									reverse faulting.

Apr 30   14 03 49.2    41.47 N 143.76 E   30	6.5 6.3   1.0	465	HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION.  Ms 5.8 (BRK), 6.2 (PAS).
									Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (III JMA) at 
									Urakawa and (II JMA) in southern Hokkaido and 
									at Aomori, Honshu.  The focal mechanism is 
									moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
									normal faulting.

May 2    23 42 37.7    36.22 N 120.32 W   10 G	6.2 6.5   	471	CENTRAL CALIFONRIA.  <GS>. ML 6.7 (BRK), 
									6.3 (PAS).  Mo=2.8*10**18 Nm (BRK).  
	 Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).   Forty-five people injured, 13 of them seriously, in the Coalinga 
	 area. Damage from the earthquake estimated at 31 million dollars with the worst damage occurring in the 
	 downtown area of Coalinga.  Maximum intensity VIII.  More than 500 homes were severely damaged in the Coalinga 
	 area; damage also occurred at Avenal and other surrounding communities.  The earthquake was felt from Los Angeles 
	 to Sacramento and from San Francisco to Reno.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds 
	 to reverse faulting.

May 10   18 27 31.8     4.81 S 152.51 E   72	6.0 6.5   1.0	293	NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Ms 6.9 (BRK), 6.8 (PAS).
									Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.2*10**19 NM (HRV).
									Felt (IV) in the Rabaul area.  The focal mechanism 
									is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
									faulting.

May 15   00 24 00.6    18.91 S 175.64 W   33 N	5.7 6.5   1.2	203	TONGA ISLANDS.  Ms 6.4 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).
									Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).

May 26   02 59 59.6    40.46 N 139.10 E   24	6.8 7.7	  1.1	481	NEAR WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  Ms 7.7 (BRK),
									7.7 (PAS), 7.8 (PAL).  Mo=1.2*10**20 Nm (GS).
	 Mo=4.6*10**20 Nm (HRV).  At least 104 people killed, some injured, and extensive damage to dwellings, roads, and 
	 vessels caused by earthquake and a tsunami along the Japan Sea coast from southern Hokkaido to the Niigata area, 
	 Honshu.  Many of the casualties and much of the damage occurred on the Oga Peninsula. Tsunami damage occurred as 
	 far away as Yamaguchi Prefecture in southwestern Honshu, along the Japan Sea coast of USSR, and along the 
	 eastern and southern coasts of South Korea, where three additional people were killed.  Felt (V JMA) at Akita. 
	 Felt on Hokkaido and throughout northern and central Honshu.  Estimated tsunami heights were 14 meters at 
	 Minehama, Honshu, 2-6 meters along southern Hokkaido and northern Honshu, up to 8 meters along the coast of USSR, 
	 and 4 meters along the coast of South Korea.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds 
	 to reverse faulting.

June 1	 01 59 54.6    17.04 S 174.61 W  180 D	6.2	  1.0	343	TONGA ISLANDS.  mb 6.6 (PAS), 6.3 (BRK).
									Mo=8.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (II) at Apia, Samoa Islands.  The focal 
									mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
									to normal faulting.

June 1	 10 58 44.8    15.69 S 172.81 W	  33 N  5.6 6.1	  1.4	118	SAMOA ISLANDS REGION.  Ms 6.5 (BRK).  
									Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).

June 21  06 25 27.3    41.35 N 139.10 E   10	6.7 6.9   1.1	468	HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION.  Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS).
									Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).
	 Some damage in northern Honshu. Felt (IV JMA) at Esashi, (III JMA) at Hakodate and (I JMA) at Sapporo, Hokkaido.  
	 Felt (IV JMA) at Aomori and (III JMA) at Akita, Honshu.  Felt widely in southern Hokkaido and northern Honshu. 
	 One meter tsunami occurred at Akita, Noshiro, and Wakami; 40-centimeter tsunami at Aomori and Fukaura, Honshu.  
 	 Fifty-centimeter tsunami reported in many areas along the west coast of northern Honshu.  The focal mechanism is 
	 poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.


June 24  07 18 22.1    21.72 N 103.28 E   18 D	6.1 6.6   1.2	308	SOUTHEAST ASIA.  Ms 6.4 (PAS).  
									Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (VI) at Haiphong, Hanoi and Hoa Binh; (V) 
									at Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa and Tuyen Quang; (IV) 
									at Ha Bac, Vietnam.  Also felt at Hong Kong.
									The focal mechanism is well controlled and 
									corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

June 24  09 06 45.8    24.18 N 122.40 E   44	6.1 6.7   1.0	311	TAIWAN REGION.  Ms 6.4 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).  
									Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
									Felt on Taiwan.  Felt (III JMA) on Iriomote-jima, 
									and (II JMA) on Ishigaki-shima and Yonaguni-jima, 
									Ryukyu Islands.  The focal mechanism is moderately
									well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

July 3   17 14 23.1     9.65 N  83.69 W   33 N	5.9 6.2   1.0	180	COSTA RICA.  Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS).  
									Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Two people killed and approximately 60 injured.  
									Considerable damage to buildings.  Landslides 
									blocked and damaged some roads.  The focal 
									mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
									corresponds to normal faulting.

July 5   12 01 27.3    40.32 N  27.22 E   10 G	5.7 6.1   1.2	234	TURKEY.  ML 5.9 (ATH).  Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Five people killed and 25 injured in the Biga 
									area. One person injured at Erdek and minor 
									damage in the Istanbul area.  Felt also in 	
									eastern Greece.  

July 7   16 05 39.7    22.61 S 170.73 E   34     5.7 6.2   1.2	154	LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION.  Ms 6.5 (BRK).
									Mo=4.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).

July 11  12 56 28.3    60.89 S  53.02 W   10 G	 6.1 6.9   1.2	202	SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS.  Ms 7.0 (BRK), 
									6.7 (PAS).  Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (GS).
									Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism 
									is moderately well controlled and corresponds 
									to strike-slip faulting.

July 20  22 03 29.2    37.50 N  15.15 E   33 N	 4.4       1.5	 21	SICILY.  One person died from a heart attack and 
									20 people slightly injured in the Catania area.

July 22  02 39 53.7&   36.23 N 120.42 W    9 G	 6.0 5.7      	238	CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.  <GS>.  ML 5.9 (BRK), 
									5.8 (PAS).  Mo=8.5*10**17 Nm (BRK).
									Mo=5.3*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Two people injured and 
									slight damage (VI) at Coalinga. Felt (V) in parts 
									of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, 
                                                           		and Tulare Counties. Felt throughout central
                                                           		California from Sacramento to Bakersfield.
									The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
									corresponds to reverse faulting.

July 22  02 41 00.8    36.95 N  49.18 E   41	 5.6 5.0   1.1	185	WESTERN IRAN.  Three people killed, 41 injured 
									and 75 homes destroyed in the Zanjan area.

Aug 2    02 17 41.0    20.44 N 122.10 E  158 D	 6.1       1.1	391	PHILIPPINE ISLAND REGION.  mb 6.5 (PAS).  
									Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt in southern Taiwan.  The focal mechanism is 
									moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
									normal faulting.

Aug 2    09 01 05.5    49.15 N   6.70 E    0 G		   0.9	 23	GERMANY.  ML 3.5 (GRF), 3.4 (DOU), 3.4 (LDG).
                                                           		One person killed and one person injured in a 
									mine collapse.

Aug 6    15 43 51.2    40.14 N  24.77 E    2	 6.2 7.0   1.2	301	AEGEAN SEA.  Ms 7.3 (BRK), 7.2 (PAS).  
									Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).
									Slight damage on Limnos and to four monasteries 
									in the Mount Athos area.  Felt strongly in 
									northern Greece, southern Bulgaria and 
									northwestern Turkey.  The focal mechanism is 
									well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip
									faulting.

Aug 8    03 47 57.1    35.50 N 139.07 E   25 D	 5.9 5.3   1.2	337	NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  
									Mo=4.0*10**17 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.7*10**17 Nm (HRV).  
	 One person killed, 28 injured, several houses damaged and landslides in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Saitama, Shizuoka, 
	 and Yamanashi Prefectures.  A highway was cracked near Ogawa. Felt (IV JMA) at Kofu, Mishima, Tokyo and Yokohama. 
	 Felt (I JMA) from Osaka to Morioka and on Hachijo-jima.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
	 to reverse faulting.

Aug 17   10 55 54.1    55.87 N 161.29 E   63	 6.6       1.2	413	NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA.  Ms 6.5 (BRK),
                                                           		mb 7.0 (PAS).  Mo=4.3*10**19 Nm (GS).
									Mo=4.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is 
									poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
									faulting.

Aug 17   12 17 56.0    18.23 N 120.86 E   29 D	 6.2 6.5   1.1	330	LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  
									Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Sixteen people 
									killed, 47 injured and extensive damage in the 
									Pasuquin-Laoag-Batac and Serrat areas.  
									Sandblows, liquefaction, cracks on some 
									highways, and many landslides occurred in the 
									area.  Felt (III RF) at Manila. Unconfirmed 
                                                                        reports of a small tsunami along the coast of 
									Ilocos Norte Province.

Aug 25	 20 23 33.3    33.51 N 131.48 E	 126     6.1	   1.1	478	KYUSHU, JAPAN.  Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (GS).
									Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).  One person slightly 
									injured and a landslide occurred at Hiroshima.  
									Felt (IV JMA) at Hiroshima, Kochi, Matsuyama, 
									Nobeoka and Uwajima.  Felt (III JMA) in 
									southwestern Honshu and on Shikoku and Kyushu.  
									Also felt (V) at Iwakuni and (I JMA) as far east
									as Nagano and Mishima.  The focal mechanism is 
									poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
									faulting.

Sep 17   12 11 42.7    16.64 S 177.48 W   33 N	 6.1 6.5   1.2	211	FIJI ISLANDS REGION.  Ms 6.4 (BRK).  
									Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled 
									and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

Oct 4    18 52 13.3    26.54 S  70.56 W   15 	 6.4 7.3   1.2	285	NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE.  Ms 7.4 (BRK),
									7.4 (PAL).  Mo=1.6*10**20 Nm (GS).  
	 Mo=3.4*10**20 Nm (HRV).  At least 5 people killed, 24 injured and extensive damage in the Copiapo-Chanaral area.  
	 A 1.5-meter uplift near Chanaral was reported and some roads were blocked by landslides. A minor tsunami was 
	 recorded at Valparaiso. Felt strongly (VII) in northern Chile.  Felt also in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. This 
	 appears to be a multiple event.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Oct 7    10 18 46.1&   43.94 N  74.26 W   13 G	 5.1 		127	NEW YORK.  <PAL-P>.  mbLg 5.3 (BLA), ML 5.1 (PAL).  
									Mo=3.0*10**16 Nm (HRV).  One person injured at New 
									Baltimore. Slight damage (VI) at Blue Mountain Lake, 
									Indian Lake, Minerva and North River. Felt (V) at 
									Adirondack, Childwold, Moriah Center, Newcomb, 
									North Creek, Old Forge, Olmstedville, Piercefield, 
									Severeance, Wanakena and many other areas of 
									upstate New York. Felt throughout the northeastern 
									United States and in parts of Canada.  

Oct 15   10 56 50.8     8.10 S 156.31 E    7	 5.9 6.7   1.0	187	SOLOMON ISLANDS.  Ms 6.7 (BRK).  
									Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
									Felt on Simbo Island.  Also felt (VI) at Rabaul, 
									New Britain.  The focal mechanism is poorly 
									controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Oct 17   19 36 21.4    37.59 N  17.52 W   10 G	 6.0 6.3   1.1	279	NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.  Ms 6.6 (BRK).
									Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled 
									and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

Oct 21	 20 34 49.1    40.13 N  29.38 E   14     5.1 5.0   1.1	196	TURKEY.  Four people injured and slight damage 
									at Bursa.

Oct 22   04 21 35.0    60.67 S  25.45 W   24 D	 6.5 6.8   1.3	132	SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION.  Ms 6.7 (BRK).
									Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm (HRV).
									The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled 
									and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

Oct 28   14 06 06.6    44.06 N 113.86 W   10 G	 6.2 7.3   1.1	377	EASTERN IDAHO.  Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  
									Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Two people killed, two 
	 injured, and considerable damage at Challis. One person injured and extensive damage at Mackay. Maximum intensity 
	 VII in the Challis-Mackay area. Total damage from the earthquake estimated at 15 million dollars.  System of fault 
	 scarps extending for more than 35 kilometers with vertical displacement up to 2.7 meters observed between Mackay 
	 and Challis.  Landslides, rockfalls and groundwater changes occurred throughout the region, including changes to
	 geyser activity in Yellowstone National Park.  The earthquake was felt in Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon, 
	 Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and parts of Canada.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
	 normal faulting.

Oct 30   04 12 27.1    40.33 N  42.19 E   12	 6.1 6.9   1.1	357	TURKEY.  Ms 6.9 (BRK), 6.7 (PAL).  
									Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									At least 1,342 people killed, many injured, 534 
									seriously injured, more than 25,000 people 
									homeless, and 50 villages completely destroyed 
									in the provinces of Erzurum and Kars.  The focal 
									mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to 
									strike-slip faulting.

Nov 6    21 09 45.2    35.21 N 115.21 E   19	 5.7 5.3   0.9	253	EASTERN CHINA.  Mo=2.0*10**17 Nm (HRV).  
									Thirty-four people killed, about 2,200 injured 
									and about 3,300 houses destroyed in the 
									Heze-Dongming area of Shandong Province.  Also 
									felt in parts of Hebei and Henan Provinces.

Nov 8    00 49 32.1    50.70 N   5.35 E   10 G	 5.0       1.0	103	BELGIUM.  ML 4.9 (UCC).  One person killed, 
									one additional person died of a heart attack, 
									30 injured, and hundreds of buildings damaged 
									in the Liege area.  Felt (V) in the southern 
									Netherlands.  Also felt in Luxembourg and 
									West Germany.

Nov 9    16 29 51.6    44.69 N  10.32 E   37	 5.1 5.0   1.3	209	NORTHERN ITALY.  ML 5.2 (ROM).  About 10 people 
									injured and damage (VIII) in the Parma area. Felt 
									throughout northern Italy and parts of Switzerland.

Nov 16   16 13 00.0&   19.43 N 155.45 W   12 G	 6.4 6.7   	394	HAWAII.  <HVO-P>.  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).
									Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Six people injured and 
									considerable damage (VIII) in parts of Kapapala, 
	 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Kau and Puna Districts and Hilo. Landslides and rockfalls occurred, 
	 telephone and electrical service was disrupted and water mains were broken in several areas of the island. Total 
	 damage from the earthquake estimated at 6 to 6.5 million dollars. Also felt on the islands of Maui, Oahu and 
	 Kauai.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

Nov 18	 01 15 35.6    39.78 N  39.46 E   27	 5.0 4.8   1.1	171	TURKEY.  Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Five people 
									injured and buildings damaged in 30 villages in 
									the Erzincan area.

Nov 24   05 30 34.2     7.48 S 128.17 E  179	 6.4       1.2	364	BANDA SEA.  mb 7.1 (BRK).  Mo=9.1*10**19 Nm (GS).
									Mo=1.6*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Felt on Alor, Flores, 
									Sumba, and Timor.  Also felt in Australia from 
									Darwin to Perth.  The focal mechanism is moderately
									well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Nov 30   17 46 00.6     6.85 S  72.11 E   10 G	 6.6 7.6   1.2	402	CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION.  Ms 7.7 (BRK).  
									Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.1*10**20 Nm (HRV).
	 Some damage (VI) to buildings and piers on Diego Garcia.  About a 1.5 meter rise in wave height in the lagoon 
	 and significant wave damage near the southeastern tip of the island.  Forty-centimeter tsunami at Victoria, 
	 Seychelles.  Large zone of discolored sea water observed 60 to 70 kilometers north-northwest of Diego Garcia.

Dec 2    03 09 05.6    14.07 N  91.92 W   67 	 5.9       1.1	312	GUATEMALA.  Ms 7.1 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS), 6.7 (PAL).
									Mo=3.2*10**19m (GS).  Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (VI) in southwestern Guatemala and (V) at 
									Guatemala City.  Also felt in El Salvador and 
									Chiapas, Mexico.  The focal mechanism is well 
									controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Dec 15	 14 11 24.7     3.16 S 145.39 E   24	 5.9 6.2   1.0	208	NEAR NORTH COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
									Ms 6.6 (BRK).  Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (GS).
									Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is 
									moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
									strike-slip faulting.

Dec 21   12 05 06.3    28.19 S  63.17 W  602 D	 6.2       1.0	346	SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO PROVINCE, ARGENTINA.  
									mb 6.9 (BRK).  Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (GS).  
									Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (II) at Mendoza, 
									Argentina and Antofagasta, Chile. Felt in many 
									parts of northern Argentina, Paraguay, and 
									southern Brazil. Also felt in the Buenos Aires 
									area, Argentina and at Brasilia, Brazil.
									The focal mechanism is moderately well 
									controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

Dec 21   23 32 11.6     5.54 S 151.86 E   33 N	 6.0 6.2   1.1	256	NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.2 (PAS).
									Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (V) at Ulawun Volcano and (IV) at Rabaul.  
									Also felt on New Ireland.  The focal mechanism is 
									poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
									faulting.

Dec 22   01 02 02.4     5.39 S 151.87 E   26	 5.7 6.4   1.2	189	NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).
									Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									Felt (V) at Ulawun Volcano and (IV) at Rabaul.  
									Also felt on New Ireland.  The focal mechanism is 
									poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
									faulting.

Dec 22   04 11 29.2    11.87 N  13.53 W   11	 6.4 6.2   1.0	343	NORTHWEST AFRICA.  Ms 6.2 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS).
									Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).
									At least 443 people killed, 200 missing, 150 
									seriously injured and extensive damage in the 
									Gaoual-Koumbia area, Guinea.  Felt in Guinea 
									Bissau, Senegal, The Gambia and Sierra Leone.
									The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
									corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

Dec 30   23 52 39.9    36.37 N  70.74 E  215 D	 6.6 	   1.0	485	HINDU KUSH REGION.  mb 7.2 (BRK).  
									Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (HRV).
	 Twelve people killed, 483 injured and extensive damage in the Kabul-Samangan, Afghanistan area.  Fourteen people 
	 killed, hundreds injured, and moderate damage in the Peshawar, Pakistan area.  Some damage (VII) in Tajikistan, 
	 USSR.  Felt in much of northwestern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northern India, and in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, 
	 and Kirghizia, USSR.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.