Significant Earthquakes of the World

1987

 
		  SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1987
		   
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

1987

JAN 03   22 04 04.8  14.998 S  167.929 E   15 G  6.0 6.5   1.1  266  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.6 (PAS).  
								     Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Complex rupture.  Depth based on dominant second 
								     event.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting. 

JAN 05   12 11 55.7  52.448 N  169.381 W   33 N  6.1 6.7   1.1  361  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).       
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Complex rupture. Felt (V) at 
								     Unalaska and (III) at False Pass.  Also felt strongly 
								     at Nikolski.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting.            

JAN 05   22 52 46.5  41.964 N   81.319 E   17 G  5.9 5.8   1.0  338  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA.  Mo=3.4*10**17 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=4.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Several people injured and          
                                                                     damage in the Baicheng area. Felt in the               
                                                                     Aksu-Kuqa-Wushi area.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

JAN 09   06 14 44.8  39.895 N  141.677 E   68 G  6.4       1.0  485  HONSHU, JAPAN. mb 6.8 (PAS), 6.6 (BRK).  
								     Mo=9.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).
	 Two events about 3 sec. apart.  Depth based on the first event.  Minor damage (V JMA) in the Morioka-Ofunato 
	 area.  Felt (IV JMA) at Hachinohe, Ishinomaki, Miyako, Sakata and Sendai; (III JMA) in the Tokyo-Yokohama 
	 area and as far north as Kushiro, Hokkaido.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
	 reverse faulting with a small strike-slip component.

JAN 09   08 01 35.9  19.469 S  176.538 W   33 N  5.9 6.6   1.1  171  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS).                 
								     Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

JAN 11   12 31 26.0  29.969 N   51.788 E   10 *  4.9 4.1   1.5   53  SOUTHERN IRAN. Three hundred houses damaged in the            
                                                                     Doshman Ziari area.                                    

JAN 14   11 03 48.7  42.565 N  142.850 E  102 G  6.5       1.1  521  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN  REGION. mb 6.6 (BRK).  
								     Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Six 
								     people injured. Felt (V JMA) at Kushiro; (IV JMA) at 
								     Hiroo, Nemuro, Obihiro and Urakawa. Also felt (IV JMA) 
								     at Hachinohe and Morioka, Honshu.  Felt (II in the 
								     Tokyo-Yokohama area, Honshu.  The focal mechanism is 
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal 
								     faulting.

JAN 22   05 10 51.1  43.515 N   10.154 E   22              1.1   62  CENTRAL ITALY. ML 4.2 (KBA), 3.9 (LDG). MD 4.1 (FIR).         
                                                                     Two people died of heart attacks. Felt in the Livorno  
                                                                     area.                                                  

JAN 24   08 09 21.3  41.529 N   79.318 E   29 D  5.9 5.9   1.2  254  KIRGHIZ-XINJIANG BORDER REGION.  Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (GS).
							  	     Mo=2.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).  At least 417 houses damaged in 
								     the Wushi area, China. Felt (IV) in the Alma 
								     Ata-Przhevalsk area and (III) in the Frunze-Naryn area,
                                                                     USSR.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

JAN 26   11 11 41.8  35.964 N    1.374 E   10 G  4.9 4.3   1.2  146  ALGERIA. One person killed, 7 injured and 629 homes           
                                                                     damaged in the Mohammadia area. Felt at Oued Fodda and 
                                                                     Tissemsilt.                                            

JAN 30   22 29 42.0  60.063 S   26.916 W   48 D  6.2 7.0   1.4  172  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.9 (BRK), 6.8 (PAS).       
								     Mo=3.8*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds
								     to reverse faulting. 

FEB 06   13 16 17.8  36.988 N  141.689 E   48    6.1 6.3   1.0  455  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 6.5 (PAS), 6.3           
                                                                     (BRK).  Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).
	 Two events about 4 seconds apart.  Felt (V JMA) at Onahama and (IV JMA) at Mito, Sendai, Tokyo, Utsunomiya and 
	 Yokohama.  Felt from Hikone and Wajima, Honshu to Kushiro, Hokkaido.  Also felt on Oshima and Hachijo-jima.  Local 
	 tsunami recorded with maximum wave heights 12 cm at Onahama, 8 cm at Ishinomaki and 7 cm at Ofunato.  The focal
	 mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate left-lateral 
	 strike-slip component.

FEB 08   18 33 58.3   6.088 S  147.689 E   55        7.4   1.3  290  EAST PAPUA NEW GUINEA REGION. Ms 7.6 (BRK), 7.0 (PAS).        
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (HRV).  
	 Multiple event.  Three people killed by a landslide and some damage (VI) on the Huan Peninsula.  Several hundred
	 people homeless and moderate damage (VII), landslides and ground cracks on Umboi Island.  Liquefaction occurred 
	 in some sands on Malai Island.  Felt (VI) in the Cape Gloucester area, New Britain.  Felt (III) as far away as 
	 Wewak and Port Moresby, New Guinea and Rabaul, New Britain.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and correponds 
	 to strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse component.

FEB 11   07 56 12.9  15.834 S  167.355 E   24 G  5.9 6.4   1.2  310  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).  
								     Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The 
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
								     to reverse faulting. 

FEB 13   07 18 29.0   0.670 N  126.167 E   32    6.2 6.5   1.3  344  MOLUCCA PASSAGE. Ms 6.4 (PAS).  Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt on Ternate and at         
                                                                     Manado, Sulawesi.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

FEB 17   06 16 12.1  32.793 S  179.304 W   10 G  5.9 6.6   1.2  294  SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS. Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).  
								     Mo=1.5*10**29 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

FEB 27   08 31 54.4  53.470 N  167.291 W   10 G  6.2 6.7   1.1  428  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).       
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10*19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Minor 
								     damage at Dutch Harbor and Unalaska. Felt (V) at 
                                                                     Akutan, (III) at Cold Bay and False Pass and (II) at   
                                                                     Sand Point.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to normal faulting.  

MAR 02   01 42 34.1  37.965 S  176.765 E   19 G  5.9 6.6   1.5  198  NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS). 
								     Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  One person died from a heart 
	 attack, 25 injured and extensive damage (X) in the Edgecumbe-Kawerau-Whakatane area. Felt throughout much of North 
	 Island. Landslides and sandblows occurred. A southwest trending fault scarp 6 km long had extension openings of up 
	 to 1 m and as much as 1.5 m of downthrow on the northwest side. Peak ground acceleration of 0.33 g was recorded 
	 within 15 km of the epicenter.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting
	 with a large normal component.

MAR 05   09 17 05.2  24.388 S   70.161 W   62 G  6.5 7.3   1.2  303  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Ms 7.2 (BRK), 7.0 (PAS),        
                                                                     mb 6.8 (PAS).  Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.5*10**20 
	 Nm (HRV).  One person killed and damage (VI) in the Antofagasta area.  Felt (VI) at Chuquicamata, (V) in the
	 Taltal-Toconao-Calama area, (IV) at Arica and (III) at Vallenar.  Felt (II) at Arequipa, Peru.  Also felt at La 
	 Paz, Bolivia.  Local tsunami generated with maximum wave heights 22 cm at Caldera, 20 cm at Coquimbo, 14 cm at 
	 Valparaiso and 18 cm at Arica.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

MAR 06   04 10 41.9   0.151 N   77.821 W   10 G  6.5 6.9   1.2  344  COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGION. Ms 7.0 (BRK), 
								     6.7 (PAS).  Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm 
	 (HRV).  Approximately 1,000 people killed, 4,000 missing, 20,000 homeless, extensive damage, landslides and ground 
	 cracks in Napo Province and in the Quito-Tulcan area, Ecuador.  About 27 km of the oil pipeline in Ecuador, 
	 between Lago Agria and Balao, were destroyed or badly damaged.  Landslides occurred in the Pasto-Macao area, 
	 Colombia.  Felt (IV) at Iquitos, Peru.  Felt strongly in many parts of Ecuador and southwestern Colombia. Also 
	 felt in central Colombia and northern Peru.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse
	 faulting.

MAR 12   23 07 48.7? 51.37  N   20.21  E   10 G            0.1    5  POLAND. ML 2.6 (KRA). Three people killed and three           
                                                                     injured in the Slask Mine at Ruda Slaska.              

MAR 18   03 36 30.3  32.034 N  131.837 E   54 D  6.4       1.2  534  KYUSHU, JAPAN. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.6 (PAS). 
								     Mo=9.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
	 One person killed; also one person died from a heart attack and five people were injured. Damage (V JMA) and 
	 landslides in the Miyazaki area.  Felt (IV JMA) in the Kumamoto-Nobeoka-Oita-Saga area, (III JMA) in the      
	 Fukuoka-Kagoshima area and in southwestern Shikoku.  Felt (I JMA) from Naze, Ryukyu Islands to Mito, Honshu.
	 Seven cm tsunami recorded along the coast of Kyushu.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and
	 corresponds to normal faulting with a large strike-slip component.

APR 07   00 40 43.4  37.363 N  141.796 E   29 G  6.4 6.6   1.0  545  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 6.4 (PAS), 
								     6.2 (BRK).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm 
								     (HRV).  Minor damage (V JMA) in the Onahama-Watari 
								     area.  Felt (IV JMA) at Fukushima, Sendai and Tokyo; 
								     (III JMA) at Niigata, Maebashi, and Yokohama; (II JMA) 
								     at Hachinohe and Ajiro, Honshu and Obihiro, Hokkaido. 
								     Felt (I JMA) from Shizuoka, Honshu to Kushiro, Hokkaido 
								     and on Hachijo-jima.  The focal mechanism is moderately 
								     well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting 
								     with a large strike-slip component.

APR 11   02 26 23.6  41.639 N   12.606 E   18              1.2   68  SOUTHERN ITALY. MD 4.1 (FIR), 3.8 (ROM). One person           
                                                                     injured slightly and minor damage in the Genzano di    
                                                                     Roma-Velletri area. Felt at Rome.                      

APR 22   20 13 23.1  37.155 N  141.573 E   30 G  6.1 6.6   1.1  505  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 6.6 (PAS), 6.4           
                                                                     (BRK). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Slight damage (V JMA) at Shirakawa. Felt (IV JMA) 
								     at Fukushima, Mito and Onahama; (III JMA) from the
                                                                     Tokyo-Kofu-Tateyama area to Miyako and Morioka; (II    
                                                                     JMA) in the Maebashi-Niigata-Akita area and at Kushiro,
                                                                     Hokkaido. Felt (I JMA) on Hachijo-jima and Oshima and  
                                                                     from Shizuoka, Honshu to Hakodate and Urakawa,         
                                                                     Hokkaido.  The focal mechanism is well controlled and
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

APR 25   19 22 07.2   2.244 N   98.866 E   11 D  5.9 6.6   1.3  284  NORTHERN SUMATERA. Ms 6.3 (PAS).  Mo=2.7*10**18 Nm (GS).
							   	     Mo=5.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two people killed, 22 injured 
								     and more than 300 buildings damaged in the Tarutung-Lake 
								     Toba area. A hot spring in the area stopped flowing but 
								     resumed later. Felt in the Sibolga-Berastagi area. Also 
								     felt in the Kuala Lumpur area, Malaysia.  The focal 
								     mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
								     reverse faulting.

APR 29   14 27 35.7  19.013 S  177.736 W  385 G  5.9       1.1  441  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. mb 6.5 (PAS), 6.2 (BRK). 
								     Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

MAY 02   20 43 53.0  44.818 N   10.723 E   10 G  4.8       1.3  204  NORTHERN ITALY. ML 5.2 (FUR), 5.0 (LDG), 5.0 (TTG). One       
                                                                     person died from a heart attack at Parma. Several      
                                                                     people injured and slight damage (VII) in the Reggio   
                                                                     nell'Emilia-Modena area. Felt from Lucca and Genoa to  
                                                                     Milan, Verona and Padova.                              

MAY 06   04 06 14.1  51.272 N  179.898 W   20 G  6.3 6.4   1.0  477  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. ML 6.1 (PMR), Ms 6.5          
                                                                     (BRK), 6.2 (PAS).  Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) on Adak.  The focal 
								     mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
								     reverse faulting.

MAY 07   03 05 49.1  46.736 N  139.232 E  430 G  6.0       0.9  653  NEAR EAST COAST OF EASTERN USSR. mb 6.6 (BRK), 
								     6.5 (PAS). Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm 
	 (HRV).Two events about 4 seconds apart. Depth based on first event.  Felt (IV) in parts of the Sikhote-Alin 
	 mountain range.  Felt (II JMA) at Aomori, Hachinohe, Morioka and Miyako; (I JMA) at Akita, Takada, Tokyo and 
	 Yokohama, Honshu.  Felt (II JMA) at Kushiro and Urakawa; (I JMA) at Wakkanai, Rumoi and Asahikawa, Hokkaido. 
	 The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a large strike-slip
	 component.

MAY 12   01 30 25.0   7.090 N  126.701 E   25 G  6.2 6.4   1.1  455  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Ms 6.5 (BRK), 5.9 (PAS).        
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10*19 Nm (GS).  Mo= 5.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt 
								     (II RF) at Cagayan de Oro. Also felt at Palo, Leyte. 
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

MAY 18   07 27 00.2   8.302 N  125.362 E   16 *  5.5 5.9   1.3   82  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     One person killed in Bukidnon Province. Felt (III RF) 
								     at Cagayan de Oro.  Also felt in the Davao area.         

MAY 23   17 09 04.4   8.047 N  125.410 E   32    5.1 5.2   1.2   99  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mo=4.3*10**17 Nm (HRV).
								     One person killed, two people injured and damage in 
								     the Talakag-Malaybalay area.  Felt (II RF) at Cagayan 
								     de Oro and (I RF) at Butuan and Surigao. 

MAY 29   06 27 50.7  34.076 N   48.266 E   41    4.9 4.6   1.2  147  WESTERN IRAN. Mo=1.0*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Two people 
							 	     killed, 50 injured and damage in the 
								     Nahavand-Hamadan-Tuysarkan area.                

JUN 10   23 48 53.9& 38.710 N   87.950 W    5    4.9 4.4        173  SOUTHERN INDIANA. . mbLg 5.2 (SLM), Ms 4.6             
                                                                     (BRK). One person injured and minor damage (VI) at     
                                                                     Lawrenceville, Illinois. Minor damage also reported at 
                                                                     Bridgeport, Mt. Carmel and Olney, Illinois; Bloomfield 
                                                                     and New Albany, Indiana; and Louisville, Kentucky. 
								     Felt in parts of 21 states from Kansas to Pennsylvania 
								     and from South Carolina to Minnesota.  Also felt in 
								     southern Ontario, Canada.  

JUN 17   01 32 53.7   5.577 S  130.791 E   67 G  6.6       1.1  523  BANDA SEA. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS). mb 6.3 (PAS). 
								     Mo=4.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt        
                                                                     on Banda and Ambon.  The focal mechanism is moderately
								     well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting
								     with a large reverse component.

JUN 18   10 01 07.3  17.291 N  121.356 E   43    5.5 6.0   1.4  165  LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  Mo=8.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
								     Eight people killed, five injured, one missing and five 
								     houses damaged from landslides. Felt (V RF) in the 
								     epicentral area; (IV RF) at Baguio; (III RF) at Manila 
								     and Cagayan; (II RF) at Santa and Tuguegarao.

JUN 20   00 37 55.8  51.472 N   16.126 E   13    4.9       1.2   64  POLAND. ML 4.9 (GRF), 4.9 (VKA), 4.7 (KBA). At least          
                                                                     three people injured in a mine in the Lubin area.      

JUN 24   03 30 30.7  21.179 S  173.581 E   33 N  5.7 6.4   1.3  204  VANUATU ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).  
								     Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).            

JUN 27   00 17 04.6   2.164 S  138.170 E   21 G  5.7 6.5   1.3  231  WEST IRIAN. Ms 6.5 (BRK).  Mo=9.1*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=8.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is poorly 
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting 
								     with a moderate reverse component. 

JUL 06   02 49 42.7  14.074 S  167.828 E   48    5.9 6.6   1.0  304  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 7.1 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS). 
								     Mo=9.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt strongly on the 
								     Banks Islands.  A small local tsunami was        
                                                                     reported.                                              

JUL 15   07 16 13.5  17.522 N   97.153 W   67 D  5.9       1.1  392  OAXACA, MEXICO. mb 6.5 (BRK), 5.9 (PAS). 
								     Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Felt in Oaxaca, Guerrero and in the Mexico City 
								     area.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to normal faulting.        

AUG 02   09 07 35.5  24.924 N  115.608 E   29 *  4.9       1.0   97  NEAR SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF CHINA. Eighty-four people          
                                                                     injured and about 37,000 houses damaged in the         
                                                                     Ganzhou-Xunwu area. Felt (IV) at Hong Kong. Also felt  
                                                                     at Guangzhou and Macau.                                   

AUG 08   15 48 56.7  19.022 S   69.991 W   70 G  6.4 6.9   1.1  379  NORTHERN CHILE. mb 6.3 (BRK).  Mo=7.3*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=7.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Appears to be two events 
	 about 5 seconds apart.  Depth based on first event.  Five people killed, 112 injured and more than 1,000 houses 
	 destroyed (VII) in the Arica area.  Several landslides occurred along the Chile-Peru border.  Damage (VI) at 
	 Iquique.  Felt (V) at Tocopilla and (III) at Calama and Antofagasta.  Felt (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Felt strongly 
	 at Tacna, Moquegua and Lima, Peru.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal
	 faulting. 

AUG 13   15 23 06.9  17.897 S   70.931 W   37 G  6.1 6.4   1.2  310  NEAR COAST OF PERU. Ms 6.2 (BRK). Mo=9.8*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=6.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).  One person killed, one injured 
								     and additional damage (V) at Arica, Chile.  Felt (IV) at 
								     Arequipa and Tacna, Peru.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

AUG 14   06 24 04.6  43.734 N   20.413 E   14    5.0       1.2  198  YUGOSLAVIA. ML 4.7 (TTG). Two people injured and damage       
                                                                     (VII) in the Kraljevo-Bogutovacka Banja area. Felt     
                                                                     (III) at Belgrade and in northern Montenegro. Felt (IV)
                                                                     in the Sofia-Pernik-Vidin area, Bulgaria.              

SEP 03   06 40 13.9  58.893 S  158.513 E   33 N  5.9 7.3   1.0  292  MACQUARIE ISLANDS REGION. Ms 7.7 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS).
								     Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (HRV).            

SEP 03   08 01 36.2  59.538 S  159.005 E   33 N  6.1 6.8   1.2  275  MACQUARIE ISLANDS REGION.  Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).

SEP 04   16 42 49.1  43.242 N   13.874 E   19    5.1 4.6   1.2  225  CENTRAL ITALY. ML 4.7 (VKA), 4.7 (LDG), 4.7 (TRI). MD         
                                                                     5.1 (TTG), 4.8 (KBA). Two people injured and damage    
                                                                     (VIII) in the Porto San Giorgio-Fermo-Pedaso area. Some
                                                                     damage in the Civitanova Marche-Porto Recanati area.   
                                                                     Felt from Pesaro to Campobasso.                        

SEP 07   11 57 09.4  31.089 S  177.968 W   33 N  5.8 6.7   1.3  249  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=8.2*10*18 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

SEP 22   13 43 37.6   0.978 S   78.050 W   10 G  6.1 6.2   1.0  306  ECUADOR. Ms 6.1 (BRK). Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  At least 2 people killed,            
                                                                     12 injured, several houses destroyed or seriously  
                                                                     damaged and landslides in the Ambato area. Minor damage
                                                                     in the Latacunga and Riobamba area. Felt in southern   
                                                                     Colombia and northern Peru.  The focal mechanism is d
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting 
								     with a large strike-slip component.

SEP 28   11 47 08.6  18.411 S  168.058 E   31 D  5.7 6.8   1.3  199  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS). 
								     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt. 

SEP 28   13 46 13.9  18.546 S  168.161 E   25 D  5.8 6.5   1.1  254  VANUATU ISLANDS.  Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 01   14 42 20.0& 34.061 N  118.078 W   10    5.8 5.7        292  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.9 (PAS), 6.1 (BRK).        
								     Mo=8.4*10**17 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  
	 Eight people killed, many injured, about 2,200 homeless and more than 10,400 buildings damaged in the Los 
	 Angeles-Whittier-Pasadena area. The earthquake caused 358 million U.S. dollars in property damage. Maximum        
	 intensity (VIII) at Whittier. Felt strongly in much of southern California. Felt as far away as Las Vegas,    
	 Nevada.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate 
	 right-lateral strike-slip component.  

OCT 02   22 27 55.8   8.143 S   77.954 W   20 *  5.4 5.1   1.0  144  PERU.  Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Three people killed and 
								     several homes damaged at Santiago de Chuco. Felt (IV) at 
								     Trujillo and (III) at Chimbote.                        

OCT 04   10 59 38.2& 34.074 N  118.098 W    8    5.2 4.8        151  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.3 (PAS), 5.6 (BRK).   
	   							     Mo=8.1*10**16 Nm (HRV).  One person died from a heart 
								     attack. Some injured and additional damage in the 
								     Pasadena-Alhambra-Whittier area. Felt from Ventura County 
								     to San Diego to Palm Springs.

OCT 06   04 19 06.0  17.940 S  172.225 W   16 G  6.7 7.3   1.0  455  TONGA ISLANDS REGION. Ms 7.3 (BRK), 7.2 (PAS). 
								     Mo=9.6*10**19 (GS).  Mo=8.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt at        
                                                                     Nukualofa. Felt on American Samoa. Twenty-five cm     
                                                                     tsunami recorded at Pago Pago, American Samoa.  The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to
								     to strike-slip faulting with a large normal component. 

OCT 12   13 57 04.7   7.288 S  154.371 E   25    6.3 6.8   1.1  363  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS).   
								     Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at Arawa and Panguna, 
								     Bougainville. Felt (III) at Rabaul, New Britain.  Eight 
								     cm tsunami recorded at Rabaul.  The focal mechanism is 
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip 
								     faulting.    

OCT 16   20 48 01.6   6.266 S  149.060 E   48 G  5.9 7.4   1.2  345  NEW BRITAIN REGION. Ms 7.7 (BRK), 7.0 (PAS). 
								     Mo=5.3*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Multiple 
	 event.  Damage (VIII) at Kandrian. Felt (V) at Kimbe and Hoskins, (IV) at Bialla and (III) at Rabaul.  Felt (V) at 
	 Finschhafen and also felt at Port Moresby, New Guinea. Felt (IV) on Bougainville.  Local tsunami generated with 
	 30-meter runup reported at Kandrian.  Thirteen cm tsunami recorded at Rabaul.  The focal mechanism is moderately 
	 well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.

OCT 25   16 54 05.6   2.323 S  138.364 E   33 N  6.2 7.0   1.1  290  WEST IRIAN. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS).  Mo=9.1*10**18 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt at Jayapura.  
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds
								     to strike-slip faulting with a large reverse component.      

NOV 17   03 40 08.9  12.534 N   87.030 W   76 D  5.8       1.2  392  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA. mb 6.2 (PAS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm
								     (HRV).  Three people injured and damage in the 
								     Chinandega-Leon-El Viejo area, Nicaragua. Felt 
								     throughout Nicaragua and (IV) at San Salvador, El 
								     Salvador.  Also felt in Honduras, Guatemala and northern 
								     Costa Rica.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting with a small 
								     right-lateral strike-slip component.

NOV 17   08 46 53.3& 58.586 N  143.270 W   10 G  6.6 6.9        581  GULF OF ALASKA. . ML 7.0 (PMR). Ms 7.0 (BRK),          
                                                                     6.8 (PAS).  Mo=6.3*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.6*10**19 Nm 
	 (HRV).  Complex event. Felt (V) at Anchorage, Haines, Seward, Trapper Creek, Valdez and Yakutat. Felt (IV) 
	 throughout much of southern Alaska from Juneau to Anchorage. Also felt (IV) at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.  Felt 
	 at Kodiak, Alaska and Carcross and Haines Junction, Yukon Territory.  Ten cm tsunami recorded at Yakutat.  The 
	 focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component. 

NOV 24   01 54 14.5& 33.082 N  115.775 W    5    5.7 6.2        237  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.8 (PAS), 6.5 (BRK).        
                                                                     Mo=9.1*10**17 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two 
	 people killed in an earthquake-related automobile accident about 80 km east of Mexicali, Mexico. Slight damage (VI) 
	 at Calipatria, El Centro, Heber and Westmorland.  Felt throughout much of southern California from San Diego and 
	 Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada and Yuma, Arizona.  Also felt at Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico.  The 
	 focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

NOV 24   11 23 16.9  32.658 N   59.105 E   41    5.3 4.4   1.1  163  IRAN.  Mo=1.0*10**17 Nm (HRV).  About 485 buildings 
								     damaged in 15 villages west of Birjand.  Felt at 
								     Birjand and Qaen.                  

NOV 24   13 15 56.5& 33.013 N  115.838 W    2    6.0 6.6        327  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 6.0 (PAS), 6.7 (BRK).        
                                                                     Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
	 Multiple event. At least 94 people injured and an estimated 4 million dollars damage in Imperial County.  
	 Additional injuries and damage occurred in the Mexicali area, Mexico, with an estimated 3,000 people temporarily 
	 homeless.  Maximum intensities (VI-VII) at El Centro and Westmorland, (VI) at Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Heber, 
	 Holtville, Imperial and Seeley.  Felt throughout much of southern California from San Diego and Los Angeles to Las 
	 Vegas, Nevada and Tempe, Arizona.  Also felt at Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico.  Surface fault rupture and afterslip 
	 were mapped by California Division of Mines and Geology along a 23 kilometer segment of the Superstition Hills 
	 fault.  A maximum of 65 centimeters of right-lateral displacement with a few centimeters of vertical displacement 
	 was measured.  Strong-motion records indicate peak accelerations of 0.21g at Westmorland and 0.36g at El Centro. 
	 The focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

NOV 26   01 43 14.0   8.247 S  124.155 E   33 N  5.8 6.5   1.3  158  TIMOR. Ms 6.3 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=8.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).  At least 37 people killed, 108 
								     injured and 237 buildings damaged on Pantar Island. 
								     Landslides also occurred on the island.  Mount Sirung 
								     started erupting on December 2.  The focal mechanism is
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to strike-
								     slip faulting with a small normal component.               

NOV 30   19 23 19.5& 58.679 N  142.786 W   10 G  6.7 7.6        584  GULF OF ALASKA. . Ms 7.7 (BRK), 7.4 (PAS). ML 7.1       
                                                                     (PMR).  Mo=6.6*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.3*10**20 Nm (HRV).
	 Held to foreshock location.  Complex event, with major subevent occurring about 15 seconds after onset of the 
	 foreshock, observed on broadband displacement seismograms.  Damage (VI) at Yakutat from earthquake and tsunami.  
	 Felt (V) at Anchorage, Copper Center, Gakona, Haines, Homer, Juneau, Levelock, Petersburg, Seward and Skwentna.  
	 Also felt (V) in sections of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.  Felt (IV) throughout southern Alaska from the 
	 Ketchikan area to Glennallen and Kodiak Island and (III) as far away as Bethel and Fairbanks.  Also felt at Sand 
	 Point and (II) at Anaktuvuk Pass.  Some damage caused to two ships at sea in the epicentral area; felt strongly on 
	 three other ships in the area.  Tsunami generated with wave heights (peak to trough) 85 cm at Yakutat and 25 cm at 
	 Sitka, Alaska; 15 cm at Hilo, 12 cm at Nawiliwili and 5 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; and 5 cm at Presidio, California.  
	 The focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

DEC 07   12 26 11.7  13.632 S  167.393 E   48    5.7 6.2   1.0  201  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 6.7 (BRK).  Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).

DEC 07   13 14 34.9  13.559 S  167.454 E   33 N  5.8 6.3   1.0  230  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 6.7 (BRK).  Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).

DEC 17   02 08 19.9  35.362 N  140.214 E   63 D  6.0       1.0  535  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 6.4 (BRK). 
								     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two           
                                                                     people killed, 66 injured and damage in Chiba Prefecture 
								     and the Tokyo area. Felt (V JMA) at Choshi, Chiba and 
								     Katsuura; (IV JMA) in the Tokyo-Yokohama-Mito-Kumagaya 
								     area; (III JMA) in the Onahama-Shizuoka-Iida area and 
								     on Oshima and Hachijo-jima. Felt (I JMA) from Tottori 
								     to Sendai.  The focal mechanism is well controlled and 
								     corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a small reverse
								     component.    

DEC 17   20 22 58.3   9.169 S  114.610 E   46 G  5.7 5.5   1.1  234  SOUTH OF BALI ISLAND.  Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Twenty 
								     people injured on Bali.  Felt (III) on Lombok and in 
								     eastern Java.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to normal faulting with a large 
								     strike-slip component.