Significant Earthquakes of the World

1985

 
  
				      SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1985
									   
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

1985

JAN 18   15 00 09.0  29.374 S   70.793 W   83 D  5.7 	   1.2  224  CENTRAL CHILE.  mb 6.0 (PAS).  Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Damage (VII) in the 
								     La Serena-Vicuna area.  Felt strongly in northern 
								     Chile.  Also felt in Cordoba, Mendoza and San Juan 
								     Provinces, Argentina.  The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
								     strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse
								     component.		

JAN  21  00 55 22.7   0.953 S  128.507 E   33 N  5.8  6.7  1.3  157  HALMAHERA.  Ms 6.6 (BRK).  Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to
								     strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component.       

JAN 26   03 06 57.8  33.053 S   68.467 W    5 G	 6.0  5.9  1.0  225  MENDOZA PROVINCE, ARGENTINA.  Ms 5.8 (BRK). 
								     Mo=2.0*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Six 
								     people killed, at least 238 injured and about 12,500 
								     homes destroyed or damaged (VII) in the Mendoza area.  
								     Felt (V) at La Ligua, (IV) at Curavil and (II) at 
								     Santiago, Coquimbo and Vina del Mar, Chile.  The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds
								     to reverse faulting.

FEB  2   20 52 34.2  28.399 N   53.997 E   37    5.2  5.3  1.0  213  SOUTHERN IRAN.  Mo=1.8*10**17 Nm (GS).  One person 
								     killed, 80 injured and about 1,500 buildings destroyed 
								     or damaged in the Firuzabad-Jahrom area.

MAR 2    15 47 33.4   1.964 S  119.727 E   44	 5.8  6.7  1.2  222  SULAWESI.  Felt (IV) at Palu.  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).

MAR 3    22 47 07.2  33.135 S   71.871 W   33 N	 6.7  7.8  1.0  146  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE.  Ms 7.5 (BRK).  
								     Mo=2.0*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.0*10**21 Nm (HRV).
								     At least 177 people killed, 2,575 injured and 
	 extensive damage in central Chile, including the cities of San Antonio, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Santiago and 
	 Rancagua. Maximum intensity VIII in the Valparaiso area.  Liquefaction occurred in saturated beach dune sands 
	 in the Vina del Mar and San Antonio areas.  Reports of extensive ground cracks and subsidence throughout most 
	 of the epicentral area.  Numerous landslides in the coastal mountains.  Felt in Chile along a 2,000 km strip 
	 from Copiapo to Valdivia.  Felt (VI) at Mendoza and (V) at San Juan, Argentina.  Also felt by people in 
	 highrise buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Tsunami generated with wave heights at 
	 selected tide stations as follows: 1.1 m at Valparaiso; 48 cm at Hilo, Hawaii; 15 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 12 
	 cm at Adak, Alaska; 11 cm at Rikitea, Gambier Islands; 10 cm at Papeete, Tahiti; 10 cm at Kushiro, Nemuro and 
	 Miyako, Japan; 5 cm at Seward, Alaska; 4 cm at Kodiak, Alaska; and 3 cm at Honolulu and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
	 The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting. 

MAR 3    23 38 31.4  32.738 S   71.215 W   33 N  6.3  6.4  1.3  127  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE.  Ms 7.0 (BRK).  Felt
								     (IV) at Santiago.

MAR 4    00 32 21.8  33.207 S   71.663 W   33 N	 6.0  6.7  1.0  111  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (HRV).

MAR 4    03 32 49.1  32.925 S   71.793 W   33 N	 5.7  6.6  1.1  111  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE.  

MAR 14	 23 03 50.8  41.631 N   14.263 E   15    4.3       1.2   84  SOUTHERN ITALY.  ML 4.3 (TRI), 4.2 (TTG), 
								     4.1 (LDG).  One person died of fright.  Slight 
								     damage (V) in Isernia Province.	
	
MAR 16   14 54 00.7  17.013 N   62.448 W   13	 6.3  6.3  1.0  400  LEEWARD ISLANDS.  Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS). 
								     Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Six
								     people injured and damage (VI) on Guadeloupe. 
								     Minor damage on Montserrat.  Also felt on Antigua, 
								     St. Kitts and Puerto Rico. Several centimeter 
								     local tsunami recorded at Basse Terre, Guadeloupe.
								     The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled
								     and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

MAR 17   10 41 38.4  32.633 S   71.551 W   33 N	 5.9  6.6  1.2  267  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE.  Ms 6.6 (BRK), 
								     6.4 (PAS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm
								     (HRV). One person died from a heart attack 
								     at Santiago.  Damage (VII) in the Valparaiso-Vina 
								     del Mar area.  Felt (VI) at San Antonio and 
								     Melipilla and (V) at Santiago.  Felt from La 
								     Serena to Concepcion.  Also felt in Mendoza and 
								     San Juan Provinces, Argentina.  The focal mechanism
								     is moderately well controlled and corresponds to
								     reverse faulting.

MAR 18   19 49 45.8   7.758 N  123.544 E   33 N  6.0  6.5  1.1  275  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=6.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two people died of 
								     heart attacks, 25 injured and about 30 buildings 
								     destroyed in the Pagadian area.  Felt (V RF) at 
                                                                     Zamboanga and (IV RF) at Dipolog and Cagayan de 
								     Oro.  Also felt (II RF) at Puerto Princesa, 
								     Palawan and Palo, Leyte.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip 
								     faulting with a large reverse component.

MAR 19   04 01 08.0  33.198 S   71.653 W   42    5.9  6.6  1.2  235  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE.  Ms 6.6 (BRK), 
								     6.4 (PAS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm
								     (HRV).  Felt (VI) at San Antonio, Valparaiso 
                                                             	     and Vina del Mar and (IV) at Santiago.  Felt from 
								     Concepcion to Coquimbo.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse
								     faulting.

MAR 19   10 28 36.4  18.628 S   63.658 W   33 N	 5.5  5.2  1.1  132  BOLIVIA. Mo=5.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Two people killed 
								     and damage in the Monteagudo area.  Felt at Santa 
								     Cruz and Sucre.

MAR 29   11 15 06.1  29.377 N  105.025 E   33 N	 4.9  4.3  1.1   51  SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA.  One person killed, 120 
								     injured and some damage in the Neijiang area.

APR 9    01 56 59.4  34.131 S   71.618 W   38 D	 6.3  7.2  1.1  356  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Ms 7.5 (BRK), 7.0 
								     (PAS). Mo=6.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     One person died from a heart attack, several 
								     people injured and some damage (VI) in the Santiago-
							 	     Valparaiso area.  One additional person died from a 
								     heart attack at Chillan.  Felt throughout much of 
								     central Chile from La Serena to Osorno.  Felt (IV)
								     at Mendoza, Argentina. Also felt in San Juan, San
								     Luis, Cordoba, Tucuman and Santa Fe Provinces, 
								     Argentina.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting.

APR 13   03 00 06.7   1.622 N  126.411 E   51 D  6.4  6.7  1.2  394  MOLUCCA PASSAGE.  Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.6 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt at 
								     Manado, Sulawesi.  The focal mechanism is moderately
								     well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

APR 18   05 52 52.8  25.926 N  102.871 E    5 G	 5.7  5.8  1.4  239  YUNNAN PROVINCE, CHINA.  Mo=4.9*10**17 NM (HRV).  
								     Twenty-three people killed, 300 injured and damage 
								     in the Luquan-Xundian area.

APR 24   01 07 14.5  16.498 N  120.815 E   33 N	 5.6  6.1  1.3  203  LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Six people killed, 11 injured and damage (VII RF) and 
								     landslides in Benguet Province.  Some damage (VII RF) 
								     at Baguio.  Felt (IV RF) at Carmen, Pangasian and d
								     Santa; (III RF) at Baler, Dagupan and Manila and 
								     (II RF) at Quezon City.

MAY 10   15 35 50.5   5.599 S  151.045 E   27	 6.3  7.1  1.3  269  NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Ms 7.3 (BRK).  Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=6.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  One person killed.  
								     Damage (VIII) in the Bialla-Hoskins area.  
								     Extensive landslides, debris flows and fallen 
								     trees in the Nakanai Mountains.  Ground cracks and 
								     subsidence occurred.  A temporary hot springs was 
								     observed near Malosi.  Felt (V) at Rabaul.  Felt 
								     strongly in many parts of Papua New Guinea.  The focal
								     mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to 
								     strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component.

MAY 10   23 45 29.5  43.313 N   20.926 E   19	 5.2  4.6  1.1  198  YUGOSLAVIA.  ML 5.0 (TTG), 5.0 (LJU).  Damage 
								     (VIII) in the Kopaonik Mountains region.  Felt at 
								     Belgrade and in many parts of southeastern 
								     Yugoslavia.

MAY 14   18 11 08.9  10.562 S   41.424 E   10 G	 6.4  6.0  0.9  355  NORTHWEST OF MADAGASCAR.  Ms 6.3 (BRK).  
								     Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.3*0**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt 
								     at Mtwara and Newala, Tanzania and in the Mocimbao 
								     da Praia area, Mozambique.  Believed to be the largest 
								     instrumentally located hypocenter in this area.  The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
								     to strike-slip faulting with a moderate normal
								     component.

MAY 15   20 12 45.8  56.637 S   25.330 W   33 N	 5.8  6.3  1.1  196  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION.  Ms 6.5 (BRK), 
								     6.0 (PAS). Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm 
								     (HRV).  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

JUN  3   12 06 21.1  15.289 S  173.516 W   33 N	 6.2  6.8  1.0  374  TONGA ISLANDS.  Ms 7.0 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS).  
								     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Felt (IV) at Apia, Western Samoa.  The focal mechanism
								     is poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip
								     faulting with a moderate reverse component.

JUN  6   02 40 12.9   0.932 N   28.432 W   10 G  6.3  6.5  1.1  316  CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE.  Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).  
								     Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.6*10**18  Nm (HRV).  
								     The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
								     corresponds to right-lateral strike slip faulting with 
								     a small reverse component.

JUN 23   13 01 37.1  11.012 S  163.584 E   36 	 5.7  6.5  1.3  171  SOLOMON ISLANDS.  Ms 6.1 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS).
								     Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt strongly in the eastern 
								     Solomon Islands.

JUL  3   04 36 51.7   4.439 S  152.828 E   33 N	 6.3  7.2  1.0  345  NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Ms 7.4 (BRK).  Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=8.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Damage (VII), 
								     landslides and ground cracks on New Ireland and in 
								     the Rabaul area, New Britain.  A 1.3-meter tsunami 
								     was observed in Rabaul's harbor followed by a 
								     seiche that lasted for 15 hours.  Felt (IV) at 
								     Panguna, Bougainville.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled amd corresponds to strike-slip faulting
								     with a large reverse component.		

JUL  3   15 55 48.7  17.243 S  167.834 E   29 	 5.8  6.4  1.1  173  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.2 (PAS).
								     Mo=7.0*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a large
								     strike-slip component.			

JUL 22   09 26 53.8   6.291 S  148.783 E   49	 5.8  6.9  1.1  252  NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
								     faulting.

JUL 29   07 54 44.0  36.190 N   70.896 E   99	 6.6       1.0  509  HINDU KUSH REGION.  Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (HRV).  At least 5 people killed, 
	 38 injured and considerable damage and landslides in the Chitral and Swat districts, Pakistan.  Damage (VIII) 
	 and many people homeless in the Khorog-Ishkashim area, USSR.  Damage (VII) in the Dushanbe area, USSR.  
	 Extensive damage in the Kurgan-Tyube area, USSR.  Felt (VI) in the Kulyab and Termez area, (V) in the 
	 Leninabad-Samarkand-Tashkent area and (IV) at Frunze, USSR.  Avalanches reported in northern India.  Avalanches 
	 and landslides reported in southern Tajikistan, USSR.  Felt strongly in northeastern Afghanistan, northern 
	 Pakistan and much of northern India, including New Delhi.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
	 corresponds to reverse faulting.

AUG  2   07 46 53.3  36.174 N   70.780 E  120	 6.1       0.9  378  HINDU KUSH REGION.  mb 6.5 (PAS).  Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=3.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at 
	 Khorog; (IV) at Kulyab, Dushanbe, and Obigarm; (III) at Leninabad and Samarkand; and (II) at Tashkent, USSR.  
	 Felt strongly in parts of Kashmir amd felt in a large area of northern India including New Delhi.  Also felt in 
	 the Peshawar-Islamabad-Lahore area, Pakistan.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds 
	 to strike-slip faulting with a large reverse component.
 
AUG  4   12 01 57.0  36.130 N  120.127 W   11 G	 5.4  5.9       214  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.  ML 5.8 (PAS), 5.6 (BRK).
								     Mo=2.3*10**24 Nm (BRK).  Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  
	 Six people suffered minor injuries in the Avenal area.  Slight damage (VI) at Avenal, Hanford, Kettleman City 
	 and Lemoore.  Felt (V) at Coalinga, Huron, Laton, Burrel, Alpaugh, Waukena, Lost Hills, Creston, Goshen, 
	 Templeton, Reedley, California Valley, Firebaugh, Clovis, Wasco, Santa Margarita, Orange Cove, Strathmore, 
	 McKittrick, Porterville, Los Osos, Tupman, Fellows, Bakersfield, Woody and Los Alamos.  Felt throughout much of 
	 central California.

AUG  7   15 43 22.8  27.840 N   53.040 E   15 D  5.5  5.2  1.2  191  SOUTHERN IRAN.  Mo=2.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Two people 
								     injured and extensive damage at Mahmeleh.

AUG 15   04 28 46.9  47.045 N   18.054 E   10 G  4.7  5.0  1.3  169  HUNGARY.  ML 4.9 (TTG), 4.8 (KRA). 
								     Mo=6.4*10**16 Nm (GS).  Moderate damage (VII) in the 
								     Berhida-Peremarton area.  Slight damage at Budapest.  
								     Felt throughout western Hungary.  Felt (VI) at 
								     Komarno, (V) at Nove Zamky and Hurbanovo and (IV) at 
								     Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.  Also felt at Zagreb, 
								     Yugoslavia and (III) in Burgenland and at Vienna, 
								     Austria.

AUG 21   11 26 28.7   9.159 S   78.887 W   57 D  6.1       1.0  301  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU.  mb 6.3 (PAS), 
								     6.1 (BRK).  Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least 100 people 
							 	     injured, 60 homes destroyed and damage to other 
								     buildings in the Chimbote area.  Felt along the coast 
								     of Peru from Chiclayo to Chincha.

AUG 23   12 41 56.1  39.431 N   75.224 E    7 D  6.4  7.3  1.2  417  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA.  Ms 7.2 (BRK), 7.0 (PAS), 
								     7.5 (PAL).  Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm 
	 (HRV).  At least 71 people killed, 162 injured, about 15,000 homeless and about 85 percent of the buildings 
	 destroyed in the Wuqia-Shufu area. Cracks in highways and sandblows reported in Wuqia County.  Slight damage at 
	 Kashi.  Felt (VII) at Sufi-Kurgan and (VI) at Osh, Namangan and Andizhan, USSR.  Felt throughout much of Tajikistan, 
	 Kirghizia and Fergana Basin, USSR.  Felt also at Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan.  The focal mechanism 
	 is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

AUG 31   06 03 48.3  39.159 N   20.618 E   43    4.5  	   1.3  114  GREECE-ALBANIA BORDER REGION.  Some minor injuries, 
								     damage and landslides in the Preveza area, Greece.

SEP 11   20 45 49.5  39.356 N   75.407 E   15    5.8  6.5  1.0  278  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA.  Ms 6.4 (PAS).  
								     Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Four people killed, 61 
								     injured and damage in the Wuqia-Kashi-Shufu area.  
								     Felt (IV) at Sufi-Kurgan and Osh and (III) at 
								     Andizhan and Fergana, USSR.

SEP 15   02 42 54.8   4.130 S  136.049 E   10 G  5.9  6.3  1.4  266  WEST IRIAN REGION.  Ms 6.3 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (NVR).
								     At least 10 people killed, 7 injured and damage 
								     in the Enarotali area.  Slumping observed in the 
								     epicentral area.  The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to
								     strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse
								     component.

SEP 19   13 17 47.3  18.190 N  102.533 W   28    6.8  8.1  1.3  311  MICHOACAN, MEXICO.  Ms 7.9 (BRK), 7.9 (PAS).  
								     Mo=1.1*10**21 Nm (HRV).  At least 9,500 people were 
	 killed, about 30,000 were injured, more than 100,000 people were left homeless, and severe damage was caused in 
	 parts of Mexico City and in several states of central Mexico.  According to some sources, the death toll from 
	 this earthquake may be as high as 35,000. It is estimated that the quake seriously affected an area of 
	 approximately 825,000 square kilometers, caused between 3 and 4 billion U.S. dollars of damage, and was felt by 
	 almost 20 million people.  Four hundred twelve buildings collapsed and another 3,124 were seriously damaged in 
	 Mexico City.  About 60 percent of the buildings were destroyed at Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco.  Damage also occurred 
	 in the states of Colima, Guerrero, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, parts of Veracruz and in other areas of Jalisco.  

	 The maximum Modified Mercalli intensity was IX at Mexico City, Ciudad Guzman and the Pacific Coast towns of 
	 Lazaro Cardenas, Ixtapa and La Union.  Felt reports were received from Mazatlan, Sinaloa to Tuxtla Gutierrez, 
	 Chiapas, and as far away as Guatemala City, Guatemala and Houston, Texas.  The quake was also felt at 
	 Brownsville, McAllen, Corpus Christi, Ingram and El Paso, Texas.  It was felt very strongly by people on 
	 board the ship "Nedlloyd Kyoto" located at 17 35.4' North, 102 36.9' West.  

         Landslides caused damage at Atenquique, Jalisco and near Jala, Colima.  Rockslides were reported along the 
	 highways in the Ixtapa area and sandblows and ground cracks were observed at Lazaro Cardenas.

         A tsunami was generated which caused some damage at Lazaro Cardenas, Zihuatenejo and Manzanillo.  Estimated 
	 wave heights were 3 meters at Zihuatenejo and 2.8 meters at Lazaro Cardenas.  Tide stations recorded maximum 
	 wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 1.4 meters at Acapulco, Mexico; 60 cm at La Libertad, Ecuador; 58 cm at 
	 Acajutla, El Salvador; 24 cm at Kahului, Hawaii and at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 22 cm at Hilo, Hawaii; 21 
	 cm at Baltra Island, Galapagos; 14 cm at Apia, Samoa; 7 cm at Rikitea, Gambier Islands; and 5 cm at Papeete, 
	 Tahiti.  There were some reports, still unconfirmed, that some ships off the Pacific coast of Mexico observed 
	 unusually heavy seas up to 30 meters high near the time of the earthquake.  

         Seiches were observed in East Galveston Bay, Texas and in swimming pools in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and 
	 Idaho.  Water well fluctuations were recorded at Ingleside, Texas; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Rolla, Missouri; 
	 Hillsborough County, Florida; and Smithsburg, Maryland.

         A large percentage of the buildings which were damaged in Mexico City were between 8 and 18 stories high, 
	 indicating possible resonance effects with dominant two-second period horizontal ground accelerations which 
	 were recorded in the area.

	 The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

         (Compiled from press reports, Foreign Broadcast Information Service and personal communication with Cinna 
	 Lomnitz, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City and Lloyd S. Cluff, Pacific Gas and Electric 
	 Co., San Francisco.)

SEP 21   01 37 13.4  17.802 N  101.647 W   31    6.3  7.6  1.2  344  NEAR COAST OF GUERRERO, MEXICO.  Ms 7.2 (BRK), 
								     7.5 (PAL).  Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**20 NM 
								     (HRV).  Additional casualties and damage (VI) in 
								     the Mexico City area.  Felt in many parts of central 
								     Mexico.  Local tsunami recorded at Acapulco with 
								     maximum amplitude (peak-to-trough) of 1.4 meters.  
								     Water well fluctuations recorded at Santa Fe, 
								     New Mexico.  The focal mechanism is poorly 
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

SEP 26   07 27 51.1  34.693 S  178.656 W   52 D  6.3  7.0  1.1  448  SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS.  Ms 7.0 (BRK), 6.8 (PAS), 
								     6.8 (PAL).  Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm
								     (HRV).  Felt on Raoul Island.  Also felt in the 
								     eastern and southern parts of North Island and at 
								     Christchurch and Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand.
								     The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled
								     and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a 
								     large reverse component.

SEP 27   03 39 08.5   9.829 S  159.854 E   32    6.2  6.9  1.1  348  SOLOMON ISLANDS.  Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.6 (PAS).  
								     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Several houses destroyed. Felt (VII) at Viso and 
								     (VI) at Honiara.  Felt throughout Guadalcanal.  
								     Several landslides in southern Guadalcanal.
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

SEP 28   14 50 15.2  41.581 N   22.254 E    7    5.0       1.1  200  YUGOSLAVIA.  ML 5.3 (SKO), 5.2 (TTG), 4.9 (ATH).  
								     Mo=9.0*10**16 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.9*10*17 Nm (HRV).
								     Sixteen people injured and about 500 buildings 
								     damaged (VII) in the Demir Kapija-Negotino area.

OCT 4    12 25 51.8  35.816 N  140.093 E   85    5.9       1.0  398  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  mb 6.2 (BRK),  
								     6.1 (PAS). Mo=8.8*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=8.7*10**18 Nm 
	 (HRV).  Eighteen people injured.  Felt (V JMA) at Tokyo; (IV JMA) at Nikko, Tateyama and Kumagaya and (III JMA) 
	 at Mito, Kofu and Maebashi.  Felt (I JMA) as far north as Obihiro, Hokkaido, south to Hachijo-jima and west to 
	 Toyooka.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a 
	 moderate normal component.

OCT 4    15 17 07.1  18.304 S   48.433 E   10    5.3  5.2  1.0  161  MALAGASY REPUBLIC.  Mo=2.5*10**17 Nm (GS).  
								     One person injured at Ambatondrazaka.  Felt at 
								     Antananarivo.

OCT 5    15 24 02.2  62.237 N  124.266 W   10 G  6.5  6.6  1.0  425  NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA.  Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.2 	
								     (PAS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm
	 (HRV).  Slight damage (VI) at Wrigley, Nahanni Butte and Fort Liard. Felt (V) at Fort Simpson.  Numerous 
	 landslides observed in the epicentral area.  Felt in parts of Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta and 
	 Saskatchewan.  Also felt at Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska.  Fluctuation of well water levels observed at 
	 Rolla, Missouri.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 9    09 33 32.4  54.765 N  159.613 W   30 D  6.2  6.6  1.0  424  SOUTH OF ALASKA.  Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.6 (PAL), 6.0 
								     (PAS).  Mo=8.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.7*10**18 NM 
								     (HRV).  Slight damage (VI) at Sand Point. Felt (V) 
								     at Cold Bay, Chignik Lake and Chignik Lagoon. Felt 
								     (IV) at False Pass, King Cove, Perryville and 
								     Port Heiden.  The focal mechanism is poorly 
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 11   03 39 10.9  15.299 N   90.863 W    5 G  4.5       1.0   68  GUATEMALA.  Several people injured and about 500 
								     houses destroyed at San Miguel Uspantan.  About 80 
								     percent of the buildings in the town sustained some 
								     damage.  Felt strongly in western Guatemala. Felt 
								     also at Guatemala City.

OCT 13   15 59 51.2  40.301 N   69.823 E   16 G  5.8  5.9  1.0  327  TAJIK SSR. Mo=5.6*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=5.7*10**17 Nm 
								     (HRV).  At least 29 people killed, 80 injured and 
	 about 8,000 homeless in the Kayrakkum-Gafurov area.  About 90 percent of multi-story brick buildings destroyed 
	 (IX) at Kayrakkum and about 900 buildings destroyed (VIII) at Gafurov. Damage (VII) at Leninabad. Landslides 
	 reported in the area.  Felt (VI) at Isfara and Proletarsk; (V) at Tashkent and in the Fergana Basin; (IV) at 
	 Samarkand and in the Dushanbe-Kulyab area and (III) at Khorog.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and
	 corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 27   19 34 57.1  36.460 N    6.761 E   10 G  5.5  5.9  1.3  285  ALGERIA.  Mo=6.2*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Six people killed 
								     and damage in the Constantine-Skikda area. Felt in 
								     the Annaba-Setif-Souk Ahras area.

OCT 29   14 10 39.4   9.569 S  150.989 E   10 G  6.1  6.7  1.1  219  EAST PAPUA NEW GUINEA REGION.  Ms 6.6 (BRK), 
								     6.5 (PAS).  Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at 
								     Arawa and Panguna, Bougainville.  Also felt at 
								     Alotau, New Guinea.

OCT 29   15 02 27.8  18.158 N  102.548 W   39    5.6  5.4  1.3  169  MICHOACAN, MEXICO.  Mo=9.4*10**17 Nm (HRV). Thirteen 
								     people injured because of panic in the Mexico City 
								     area.  Felt (IV) at Mexico City.

NOV  7   08 26 21.4  40.310 N   42.307 E   33    5.1  4.2  1.2  151  TURKEY.  Mo=7.3*10**16 Nm (HRV).  Fourteen people 
								     injured and at least 113 houses damaged in the 
								     Erzurum area.
 
NOV 16   04 12 18.8  38.577 S   78.368 E   10 G  5.8  6.4  1.3  112  MID-INDIAN RISE.  Ms 6.6 (PAS), 6.5 (BRK).  
								     Mo=5.1*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).

NOV 17   09 40 21.2   1.639 S  134.911 E   10 G  6.0  7.1  1.4  179  WEST IRIAN REGION.  Ms 6.9 (PAS), 6.8 (BRK).
								     Mo=5.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Damage at Manokwari.  Felt strongly in many parts 
								     of West Irian.  The focal mechanism is moderately
								     well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip
								     faulting.

NOV 28   02 25 42.3  14.043 S  166.240 E   33 N  6.0  7.0  1.0  336  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Ms 7.2 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).
								     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and
								     corresponds to normal faulting.

NOV 28   03 49 54.1  13.987 S  166.185 E   33 N  6.3  7.1  1.1  302  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Ms 7.6 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS).
								     Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     
DEC 16   02 44 36.0  11.725 N   85.838 W   22    5.9  6.0  1.0  259  NICARAGUA.  Ms 6.1 (BRK), 5.9 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Six 
								     people injured by landslides and damage (VI) in the 
								     Rivas-Masaya area.  Felt strongly along the Pacific 
								     coast of Nicaragua.  Felt (IV) at Los Chiles, 
								     Liberia and Upala; (III) at Tilaran and Puntarenas; 
								     and (II) at Atenas and San Jose, Costa Rica.  Felt 
								     (II) at San Salvador, El Salvador.  The focal
								     mechanism is moderately well controlled and
								     corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

DEC 16   08 04 07.0  14.073 S  166.251 E   37    6.0  6.7  1.2  228  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).
								     Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and
								     corresponds to normal faulting.

DEC 21   01 13 22.4  13.966 S  166.516 E   43 G  6.0  7.3  1.2  263  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Ms 7.6 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS).
								     Mo=5.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.7*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faultinmg.

DEC 21   02 46 33.2  14.092 S  166.654 E   33 N  5.8  6.5  1.1  240  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).
	
DEC 23   05 16 03.3  62.222 N  124.239 W    6 G  6.4  6.9  0.9  381  NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA.  Ms 6.6 (BRK).  
								     Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).
	 Felt (VI) at Fort Simpson and Wrigley.  Felt strongly at Fort Liard.  Some people fled from buildings in 
	 Edmonton, Alberta about 1100 km from the epicenter.  Felt in parts of Yukon Territory, British Columbia, 
	 Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Felt (III) at Camas, Washington; Grand Forks, North Dakota and Metlakatla, 
	 Alaska; (II) at Juneau, Alaska and Helena, Montana. Also felt at Spokane, Washington.  The focal mechanism
	 is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

DEC 25   02 38 56.5  37.688 N   15.068 E   10 G  4.3      1.4    27  SICILY.  One person killed, 14 injured and damage 
                                                                     on Sicily. Eruption of Mt. Etna.

DEC 27   05 38 53.4   5.763 S  104.191 E   25 D  5.8  6.6  1.2  267  SOUTHERN SUMATERA.  Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS). 
								     Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Felt strongly at Metro and Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung. 
								     Felt at Jakarta, Java.  The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to
								     strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component.

DEC 28   15 41 03.7  13.192 S  166.507 E   36 G  5.7  6.2  1.2  191  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Ms 6.6 (BRK), 5.9 (PAS).
								     Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.