Significant Earthquakes of the World

1986

 
		  SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1986
		   
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

1986

JAN 11   19 42 21.9   9.505 S   77.512 W   39 *  5.3       1.1   60  PERU.  Mo=5.0*10**16 Nm (HRV).  One person killed, 
								     about 20 houses destroyed, another 60 damaged and 
								     about 100 people homeless in the Huarmey area. About 
								     40 animals killed by landslides.  Felt (IV) at Casma 
								     and Huaraz and (II) at Chimbote.    

JAN 15   20 17 42.7* 21.277 S  170.102 E  150 G  6.2       1.2   30  LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION. mb 6.6 (PAS).  Mo=4.4*10**19 
								     Nm (GS).  Mo=4.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (IV) on Tana       
                                                                     and (II) at Port Vila, Vanuatu Islands. Also felt (II) 
                                                                     at Noumea, New Caledonia.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to normal faulting 
								     with a small strike-slip component.

JAN 16   13 04 31.3  24.771 N  122.013 E   13    5.5 5.8   1.2  170  TAIWAN REGION. Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Four people 
								     injured on Taiwan. Felt strongly at Taipei. 

JAN 29   11 56 34.6   3.904 S  103.461 E   33 N  5.0       1.4   32  SOUTHERN SUMATERA.  At least two people injured and 
								     severe damage in the Lahat area.  Felt in the 
								     Pagaralam-Muaraenim area.            

JAN 31   16 46 43.3& 41.650 N   81.162 W   10    5.0            124  OHIO. .  Mo=3.4*10**16 Nm (HRV).  Seventeen 
								     people treated for minor injuries and some damage (VI) 
	 sustained in the Painesville-Mentor area. Minor damage also occurred at Bainbridge, Bowling Green, Chardon, Geneva, 
	 Huntsburg, Kirtland, Leroy, Madison, Metals Park, Middlefield, Perry, Perry Nuclear Plant, Thompson, Warren and 
	 Willoughby.  Minor damage in Pennsylvania at Albion and Linesville. Felt throughout most of Ohio and parts of 
	 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.  Some additional 
	 states with only a few felt reports included Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District 
	 of Columbia. 

FEB 03   15 12 46.7  15.075 N   92.072 W   16    4.7       1.2   46  MEXICO-GUATEMALA BORDER REGION. About 500 houses           
                                                                     damaged at Ixchiguan, San Marcos Province, Guatemala.  
                                                                     Damage to adobe houses in Mexico near Tacana Volcano.
								     Felt at Tapachula, Mexico.                    

FEB 03   20 47 35.3  27.791 N  139.552 E  508 G  5.8       1.2  432  BONIN ISLANDS REGION. mb 6.5 (PAS).  Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (I JMA) on        
                                                                     Chichi-shima. Felt (I JMA) at Gifu, Tokyo and          
                                                                     Fukushima, Honshu.  The focal mechanism is moderately
								     well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting
								     with a small strike-slip component.  

MAR 06   00 05 38.3  40.368 N   51.555 E   33 N  6.2 6.3   1.1  346  CASPIAN SEA. Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Minor damage at Baku. Felt      
                                                                     (VI) at Krasnovodsk; (IV) at Sumgait, Lenkoran and     
                                                                     Kirovabad; (III) at Makhachkala, USSR.  The focal 
								     mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
								     normal faulting.               

MAR 12   16 32 56.0& 47.470 N  115.800 W    1                     1  MONTANA. . ML 2.0 (GS). Rockburst in the Lucky    
                                                                     Friday mine near Mullan, Idaho. One person killed and  
                                                                     two injured.                                           

MAR 24   19 31 39.3   2.488 S  138.696 E   29 *  5.8 6.8   1.2  146  WEST IRIAN. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).  Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
								     strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component.

MAR 31   11 55 40.0& 37.483 N  121.690 W    8    5.5 5.5        196  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.7 (BRK).  
								     Mo=2.6*10**17 Nm (BRK).  Mo=3.2*10**17 Nm (HRV).  
	 Six people were treated for minor injuries.  Slight damage (VI) in the Fremont area and power outages in parts of 
	 Fremont and San Jose. Felt (V) at many cities in the southern San Francisco Bay area including Alameda, Cupertino, 
	 Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Jose, San Leandro, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and 
	 Union City. Felt throughout much of central California from Santa Rosa to San Luis Obispo and east to Yosemite 
	 National Park. 

APR 05   20 14 28.7  13.410 S   71.785 W   51    5.3 4.6   1.3   84  PERU.  Mo=7.7*10**16 Nm (HRV).  At least 16 people 
								     killed, 170 injured and 2,000 houses destroyed in the 
								     Cuzco area.  Landslides occurred near Cuzco. 

APR 08   18 02 44.6   7.946 S   73.860 W  173 G  5.8       0.9  339  PERU-BRAZIL BORDER REGION. mb 6.5 (BRK).  Mo=3.5*10**17 
								     Nm (GS).  Mo=3.5*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Felt (IV) at Pucallpa, 
								     Peru.  Felt strongly at Chimbote, Trujillo and Huaraz, 
								     Peru.  Felt also at Lima. The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal
								     faulting with a moderate left-lateral strike-slip
								     component.

APR 14   00 25 12.4  13.923 S  166.831 E   29 G  6.0 6.2   1.3  266  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.2 (PAS).  Mo=5.8*10**18 
								     Nm (GS).  Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism 
								     is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

APR 20   07 03 30.8   2.394 S  139.309 E   33 N  6.1 6.7   1.1  281  NEAR NORTH COAST OF WEST IRIAN. Ms 6.5 (BRK).  
								     Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt 
								     in the northern coastal area.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.  

APR 26   07 35 16.1  32.128 N   76.374 E   33 N  5.5 5.3   1.0  172  KASHMIR-INDIA BORDER REGION.  Mo=2.3*10**17 Nm (HRV).  
								     Six people killed, about 30 injured and 85 percent of the 
								     houses damaged in the Dharmsala, India area.  Felt at 
								     Lahore, Pakistan.       

APR 30   07 07 18.1  18.404 N  102.973 W   27 G  6.2 7.0   1.2  334  MICHOACAN, MEXICO. Ms 6.9 (BRK), 6.8 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.5*10**19 (GS).  Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Some 
								     minor damage (V) in the Mexico City area. Slight damage 
								     at Ciudad Guzman and Guadalajara.  Felt strongly in 
								     centraland southwestern Mexico. The focal mechanism
								     is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
								     faulting.

MAY 05   03 35 38.8  37.993 N   37.806 E   10 G  5.9 5.9   1.1  318  TURKEY.  Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Fifteen people killed, 100 injured and approximately 
	 4,000 houses damaged in the Dogansehir-Golbasi area. Damage to all houses in the village of Kapidere. Slight damage 
	 to houses around the cities of Adiyaman and Elbistan. Felt strongly at Gaziantep, Urfa, Kayseri, Sivas, 
	 Kahramanmaras, Diyarbakir, Antakya and Mardin.  Some dangerous cracks in the arch of Surgu Dam.  Slight damage to 
	 railroads in the epicentral area.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting 
	 with a moderate reverse component.

MAY 07   22 47 10.8  51.520 N  174.776 W   33 N  6.4 7.7   1.1  513  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Ms 7.9 (BRK), 7.8
                                                                     (PAS). Mo=1.0*10**21 Nm (HRV). Multiple event. Damage 
	 (VI) on Adak and Atka. Tsunami generated with observed wave heights 91 to 122 cm at Kapaa, Kauai and 61 to 91 cm at 
	 Hanalei, Kauai and along the coast of Washington. Maximum recorded wave heights at selected tide stations were as 
	 follows: 175 cm at Adak, 25 cm at Unalaska and 10 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 55 cm at Hilo, 36 cm at Kahului and 
	 27 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 45 cm at Coquimbo and 15 cm at Valparaiso, Chile; 46 cm at Kushiro, Hokkaido; 24 cm at 
	 Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands; 40 cm at Port Lyttleton, New Zealand; 12 cm at Crescent City, California; 10 cm at 
	 Wake Island and 5 cm at Apia, Samoa. Negative tsunami reports were received from Bering Island, USSR; San 
	 Francisco, California and Ponape, Caroline Islands.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
	 reverse faulting.

MAY 13   08 44 02.1  41.431 N   43.737 E   10 G  5.7 5.4   1.1  262  TURKEY-USSR BORDER REGION.  Mo=5.0*10*17 Nm (HRV). 
								     Two people killed and about 1,500 buildings destroyed 
								     in the Akhalkalaki area, USSR.  Slight damage in the 
								     Susuz area, Turkey.  Felt (VII) at Akhalkalaki and 
								     Bakuriani; (V) at Stepanavan and Tbilisi; (IV) at 
								     Abastumani, Leninakan and Gegechkori; (III) at Goris, 
								     USSR.  Also felt at Cildir, Ardahan and Hanak, Turkey.   

MAY 17   16 20 22.2  52.327 N  174.504 W   26 G  5.8 6.6   1.0  210  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Ms 6.5 (BRK), 
								     6.5 (PAS).  Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm 
								     (HRV).  Slight damage (VI) on Atka. Felt strongly 
								     on Adak.  The focal mechanism is moderately well 
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting
								     with a small reverse component. 

MAY 20   05 25 46.9  24.125 N  121.619 E   19 G  6.1 6.4   1.2  382  TAIWAN. Ms 6.0 (BRK), 5.8 (PAS).  Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).   One person killed and five 
								     injured in the Hua-lien area.  Felt throughout Taiwan.
								     The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a large strike-slip
								     component.
                                                                     
MAY 26   19 06 15.9  20.190 S  178.860 E  538 G  6.4       0.9  508  SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS. mb 6.7 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  
								     Mo=5.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt on Raoul Island, Kermadec 
								     Islands.  The focal mechanism is well controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a large strike-slip
								     component.

JUN 06   10 39 46.9  38.001 N   37.917 E   10 G  5.6 5.6   1.1  272  TURKEY. Ms 5.8 (PAS). Mo=6.4*10**17 (HRV).  One person 
								     killed, 20 injured and damage in the Surgu area. 
								     Additional cracks in the Surgu Dam.  A landslide blocked 
								     the road between Erkenek and Adiyaman.  Felt at Malatya, 
								     Diyarbakir, Adiyaman and Urfa. 

JUN 11   13 48 01.3  10.597 N   62.928 W   19 G  6.0 6.2   1.2  345  NEAR COAST OF VENEZUELA. Ms 6.1 (PAS), 5.9 (BRK). 
								     Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two         
	 people killed, 45 injured and many left homeless in the Cariaco area. Damage (VII) at Corupano, El Pilar and   
	 Rio Caribe. Felt (V) at Cumana and Maturin; (III) at Caracas. Felt at Barcelona, Puerto La Cruz and Valencia. Felt 
	 strongly on Trinidad; also felt at Bogota and Bucaramanga, Colombia.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
	 corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse component.

JUN 19   23 18 26.8  30.944 S  177.757 W   10 G  5.5 6.3   1.3  132  KERMADEC ISLANDS. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS).  
								     Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).                   

JUN 20   17 12 46.9  31.240 N   86.847 E   33 N  5.9 6.1   1.2  232  TIBET.  Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     At least 58 houses collapsed and many damaged in the 
								     Ombu area.  The focal mechanism is moderately well 
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting 
								     with a small normal component.

JUN 24   03 11 30.9   4.448 S  143.943 E  102 G  6.6 7.1   1.0  422  PAPUA NEW GUINEA. mb 6.9 (PAS).  Mo=8.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Damage (VII) and landslides occurred throughout the 
	 Papua New Guinea highlands.  Submarine cables from Madang to Guam and Madang to Cairns were damaged.  Preliminary 
	 estimate of damage approximately 500,000 U.S. dollars. Felt on New Guinea from Tabubil to Port Moresby and from 
	 Vanimo to Daru. Felt (III) at Arawa and Panguna, Bougainville.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
	 corresponds to reverse faulting with a small strike-slip component.  

JUL 08   09 20 44.5& 33.998 N  116.606 W   12    5.8 6.0        300  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.6 (PAS).  
								     Mo=2.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  At 
	 least 29 people injured and some damage in the Palm Springs-Morongo Valley area. Landslides occurred in the area. 
	 The most serious damage (VII) occurred at the Devers substation of Southern California Edison Company. Also, some 
	 residences in the Whitewater Canyon area were badly damaged. Preliminary estimate of damage approximately 4.5 
	 million U.S. dollars. Damage (VI) at Angelus Oaks, Desert Hot Springs, North Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Palm Springs 
	 and Yucca Valley. Felt throughout much of southern California.  Also felt at Las Vegas, Nevada; Lake Havasu City, 
	 Arizona and in northern Baja California, Mexico.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds
	 to strike-slip faulting with a large reverse component.

JUL 09   23 10 53.1   1.904 N  126.525 E   28 G  6.2 6.5   1.1  352  MOLUCCA PASSAGE. Ms 6.4 (BRK).  Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).   Felt (IV) at Manado,        
                                                                     Sulawesi.  The focal mechanism is moderately well
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with
								     a small strike-slip component.

JUL 12   07 54 26.8  29.962 N   51.582 E   10 G  5.7 5.6   1.2  272  SOUTHERN IRAN.  Mo=4.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).  One person 
								     killed, four injured and about 300 homes damaged in 
								     the Mamasani area.  Felt at Shiraz. 

JUL 13   13 47 08.2& 32.978 N  117.858 W    9    5.6 5.8        268  CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER REGION. . ML 5.3 (PAS).    
                                                                     Mo=6.5*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Twenty-nine people injured, 
	 one critically and at least 50 buildings damaged in the Newport Beach-San Diego area. Preliminary estimate of 
	 damage 720 thousand U.S. dollars.  Also some damage reported in the Tijuana area, Mexico.  A small landslide 
	 occurred near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County.  Felt throughout the coastal area of southern California, 
	 from Santa Barbara to San Diego, east to Palm Springs and as far as Yuma, Arizona.  

JUL 18   17 22 38.2  10.770 N   69.428 W    7 G  5.9 4.9   1.0  307  VENEZUELA.  Mo=1.8*10**17 Nm (HRV).  One person died 
								     from a heart attack and about 30 homes damaged in the 
								     Churuguara area.  Felt in Falcon, Lara, Carabobo, 
								     Zulia, Aragua and Miranda.     

JUL 21   14 42 26.6& 37.537 N  118.447 W    9    6.0 6.2        311  CALIFORNIA-NEVADA BORDER REGION. . ML 6.5 (BRK),      
                                                                     6.0 (PAS). Mo=3.5*10**24 Nm (BRK).  Mo=2.8*10**18 Nm 
	 (GS).  Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  About 20 mobile homes were damaged and a number of others shaken off their 
	 foundations in the Chalfant Valley, California.  Several buildings were damaged (VI) at Bishop, California.  
	 Landslides occurred in the area.  Fault rupture with a maximum of 5 cm of right-lateral slip, occurred along 
	 faults in the Volcanic Tableland west of Chalfant Valley and the White Mountains fault zone. The earthquake was 
	 felt throughout a large area of California and Nevada from San Francisco to Reno and south to Los Angeles and 
	 Las Vegas.  Felt in highrise buildings as far away as Salt Lake City, Utah.  The focal mechanism is moderately 
	 well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse component.

AUG 03   01 33 20.3  37.200 N   37.300 E   12    5.0 4.1   1.1  130  TURKEY. Seventy houses damaged at Yesilce, Ucgoze and      
                                                                     Sam, Gaziantep Province; three houses damaged at           
                                                                     Karabiyikli, Kahraman Maras Province. Felt at          
                                                                     Kahramanmaras, Adiyaman and Malatya. Felt also in the  
                                                                     Eskisehir area.                                        

AUG 14   19 39 13.6   1.795 N  126.519 E   33 N  6.6 7.2   1.4  441  MOLUCCA PASSAGE. Ms 7.4 (BRK). Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=2.3*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Felt (IV) at Manado, Sulawesi 
								     and (II RF) at Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao.  The focal
								     mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate 
								     strike-slip component.    

AUG 20   21 23 54.8  34.572 N   91.633 E   33 N  5.4 6.5   1.2  191  QINGHAI PROVINCE, CHINA.  Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).

AUG 23   23 47 48.8  34.549 S  179.288 E   32 D  6.1 6.5   1.2  115  SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS. Ms 6.3 (BRK).  
								     Mo=8.0*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled
								     and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a small
								     normal component.
 
AUG 30   21 28 35.4  45.547 N   26.316 E  132 G  6.4 6.9   1.1  554  ROMANIA.  Mo=5.6*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.9*10**19 Nm 
								     (HRV).  Damage (VIII) in the Focsani-Birlad area,         
                                                                     including the collapse of a church. Felt (VII) at      
         Bucharest. Two people killed, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people  
         homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area, USSR. Felt (VII) in northern Bulgaria; (V) in the Skopje area, Yugoslavia; 
         (IV) at Simferopol and Kiev, USSR and Belgrade, Yugoslavia; (III) at Moscow, USSR and Titograd, Yugoslavia. Felt 
         throughout central and eastern Hungary. Also felt in Greece, Turkey, southern Italy and eastern Poland.  The
	 focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

SEP 11   00 18 25.5   5.187 S  152.442 E   51 D  5.8 6.4   1.3  298  NEW BRITAIN REGION. Ms 6.7 (BRK).  Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at Rabaul.         
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

SEP 13   17 24 31.4  37.014 N   22.176 E   11 G  6.0 5.8   1.4  362  SOUTHERN GREECE. ML 5.7 (ATH).  Mo=6.6*10**17 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=9.8*10**17 Nm (HRV).  At least twenty people         
                                                                     killed, about 300 injured, 2,500 homeless and 1,500      
                                                                     buildings damaged or destroyed (X) in the Kalamai area.
                                                                     Felt in Lakonia and on Zakinthos. Also felt at Athens  
                                                                     and in central Greece.  The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal
								     faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

SEP 15   11 41 27.8  36.930 N   22.175 E   10 G  4.9 4.8   1.4  180  SOUTHERN GREECE. ML 4.8 (ATH). Thirty-seven people            
                                                                     injured and additional damage in the Kalamai area.     

SEP 16   18 20 17.7  19.376 N  146.301 E   48    6.5 6.7   1.1  521  MARIANA ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to normal faulting.

OCT 06   23 28 07.2  25.498 N  102.422 E   10 G  5.4 4.5   1.0  179  YUNNAN PROVINCE, CHINA. Several people injured and some       
                                                                     houses damaged in the Fumin area.                      

OCT 10   17 49 24.1  13.827 N   89.118 W    7 G  5.0 5.4   1.2  131  EL SALVADOR. Ms 5.5 (PAS).  Mo=4.7*10*17 Nm (HRV). At 
								     least 1,000 people killed, 10,000 injured, 200,000 
								     homeless and severe damage and landslides in the San 
								     Salvador area.  Some damage at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  
								     Felt strongly in parts of Guatemala and Honduras. 

OCT 11   09 00 10.5  37.931 N   28.574 E    5 G  5.5 5.5   1.1  260  TURKEY. ML 5.5 (ATH).  Mo=3.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Three 
								     people injured and at least 50 homes destroyed and 150 
								     damaged in the Aydin area; also felt in the 
								     Denizli-Izmir-Manisa area and on the Dodecanese Islands, 
								     Greece.                            

OCT 14   16 53 08.1   5.030 S  153.616 E   41 G  6.2 6.6   1.2  304  NEW IRELAND REGION. Ms 6.0 (PAS).  Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at Rabaul, New Britain 
								     and (IV) at Arawa and Panguna, Bougainville.  The focal
								     mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds
								     to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

OCT 16   19 54 10.4  27.727 N   66.650 E   43 *  5.2 4.5   0.9  121  PAKISTAN.  Mo=4.2*10**16 Nm (HRV).  About 150 buildings 
								     damaged in the Khuzdar area.  

Oct 20   06 46 09.9  28.117 S  176.367 W   29 G  6.6 8.1   1.2  489  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. MS 8.3 (BRK).  Mo=2.3*10**20 
								     Nm (GS).  Mo=4.5*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Objects knocked from 
								     shelves on Raoul Island.  Felt at Napier and Wellington, 
								     New Zealand. Tsunami generated with maximum wave heights 
								     22 cm at Hilo, 15 cm at Kahului, 13 cm at Honolulu and 
								     7 cm at Kona, Hawaii; 14 cm at Papeete, Tahiti and 10 cm 
								     at Pago Pago, Samoa Islands.  The focal mechanism is 
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting 
								     with a large reverse component.

OCT 23   15 48 43.7  11.037 S  165.204 E   19 D  5.4 6.5   1.1  153  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Ms 6.5 (BRK).  Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).

OCT 30   01 28 54.5  21.702 S  176.616 W  188 G  6.4       0.9  453  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. mb 6.8 (PAS), 6.4 (BRK).  
								     Mo=6.3*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Appears
                                                                     to be two events about 5 seconds apart, with slightly  
                                                                     different locations. Depth based on first event.  The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to
								     normal faulting.

NOV 07   19 48 58.8  28.591 S  176.407 W   33 N  5.7 6.3   1.3  155  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK).  
								     Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).  

Nov 14   21 20 10.5  23.901 N  121.574 N   34 G  6.3 7.8   1.2   79  TAIWAN. MS 7.5 (BRK).  Mo=9.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Fifteen people killed, 44 
	 injured and damage (V JMA) in the Taipei-Hua-lien area, mostly in the Taipei area. Landslides occurred along the      
	 highway between Su-ao and Hua-lien. Taiwan-to-Guam and Taiwan-to-Okinawa undersea telecommunication cables were 
	 damaged. Felt strongly throughout Taiwan. Felt (III JMA) on Yonaguni-jima and (II JMA) on Ishigaki-shima, Ryukyu 
	 Islands. Felt (II RF) at Pasuquin, Luzon, Philippine Islands.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and
	 corresponds to reverse faulting.

NOV 25   13 59 42.3  44.120 N   16.339 E   30    5.3 5.5   1.2  273  YUGOSLAVIA. ML 5.5 (TRI), MD 5.5 (TTG).  Mo=2.6*10**17
								     Nm (HRV).  At least 12 people injured, damage (VIII) 
								     and landslides in the Knin-Grahovo area. Felt strongly 
								     in many parts of Yugoslavia. Felt (IV) at Trieste, 
								     Udine and Venice, Italy and (III) in the Graz-Klagenfurt 
								     area, Austria. Also felt at Naples, Italy.                   

NOV 30   05 19 48.2   5.494 S   35.769 W    5 G  4.9 4.8   1.0   32  BRAZIL.  Mo=5.4*10**16 Nm (HRV).  Approximately 1,500 
								     homes damaged in the Joao Camara area. Felt at Natal. 

DEC 07   14 17 09.5  43.274 N   25.912 E   21    5.2 5.6   1.2  246  BULGARIA. ML 5.5 (TTG).  Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).  At 
								     least 3 people killed, 60 injured and damage (VII) in 
								     the Veliko Turnovo-Turgovishte area. Felt throughout 
								     Bulgaria.  Also felt at Bucharest, Romania; Istanbul, 
								     Turkey and in eastern Yugoslavia.                     

DEC 18   20 01 59.5? 50.30  N   19.24  E   10 G            1.8    5  POLAND. ML 2.8 (KRA). Three people killed and five 
								     injured in the Zabrze-Bielszowice mine near Katowice.          

DEC 19   05 47 29.0  33.071 S   72.084 W   33 N  5.0       1.3   32  OFF COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Several people were injured       
                                                                     and 16 homes and 12 vehicles were damaged or destroyed 
                                                                     due to flooding caused by the rupture of a large water 
                                                                     main at Valparaiso.                                    

DEC 20   23 47 08.9  29.985 N   51.623 E   26    5.5 5.0   1.0  240  SOUTHERN IRAN.  Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). About 80 homes 
								     damaged in the Mamasani area. Felt at Shiraz and Norabad.   

DEC 21   01 10 51.1  28.101 S  176.737 W   17 G  6.1 6.6   1.2  277  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.1 (PAS).  Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.