Significant Earthquakes of the World

1988

 
		  SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1988
		   
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


JAN 03   21 32 25.3  38.111 N  106.336 E   14 D  5.5       1.0  185  NORTHERN CHINA. ML 5.7 (BJI).  Mo=8.3*10**16 Nm (HRV).
								     Approximately 60 people injured, more than 10,000 houses 
								     collapsed or damaged and 16 farm animals killed in the 
								     Lingwu area.  Sandblows also occurred in the area.     

JAN 05   06 41 16.9  26.807 S   26.639 E    5 G  5.2       1.1   21  REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. At least eight people killed 
								     at the Vaal Reefs gold mine.                              

JAN 09   01 02 46.7  41.246 N   19.630 E   24 D  5.3 5.8   1.3  323  ALBANIA. ML 5.5 (TTG), 5.1 (ATH). Mo=9.0*10**17 Nm (HRV).
							 	     Some people injured and 188 buildings damaged (VII) in 
								     the Tirana area.  Felt throughout Albania. Felt (VI) in 
								     the Ulcinj-Bar area; (V) in the Petrovac-Kotor-Titograd 
								     area and in western Macedonia; (IV) in northern 
	   							     Montenegro and southern Serbia, Yugoslavia. 

JAN 12   07 29 27.9  28.827 S  177.423 W   15 D  6.1 6.4   1.1  373  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.7 (BRK).  Mo=9.0*10**18 
								     Nm (GS).  Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt on Raoul.  The 
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
								     to reverse faulting.       

JAN 19   07 30 31.8  24.710 S   70.568 W   33 N  6.3 6.7   1.3  296  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Ms 6.4 (BRK).  
								     Mo=3.8*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt  
								     (V) at Antofagasta and Taltal; (IV) at Calama, Chanaral 
								     and Copiapo; (III) at Tocopilla.  The focal mechanism is 
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.  

JAN 22   03 57 25.2  19.798 S  133.910 E    5 G  6.1 6.4   1.0  309  NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. Ms 6.6 (BRK).  
								     Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Damage 
								     in the Tennant Creek area.  The focal mechanism is 
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting 
								     with a moderate reverse component.

JAN 22   12 04 57.8  19.829 S  133.882 E    5 G  6.5 6.7   1.1  344  NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA. Ms 6.9 (BRK). 
								     Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=9.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Damage 
	 in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia.  According to preliminary reports from the Australian 
	 Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, two fault scarps about 8 km apart striking approximately 
	 east-southeast were observed in the epicentral area. The southernmost scarp was about 15 km long with a maximum 
	 throw of about one meter.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.      

FEB 05   14 01 02.7  24.753 S   70.433 W   37 D  6.2 6.7   1.1  313  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Ms 6.7 (PAS), 6.6 (BRK).        
                                                                     Mo=5.3*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
								     Minor damage (VI) in the Taltal area.  Felt (VI) at     
                                                                     Antofagasta; (V) at Mejillones, Calama, Copiapo and    
                                                                     Chanaral; (III) at Caldera. Also felt at La Serena. 
								     A tsunami with a maximum amplitude of 12 cm peak to     
                                                                     trough was recorded at Caldera.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting 
								     with a moderate right-lateral strike-slip component.

FEB 06   14 50 45.2  24.688 N   91.570 E   33 N  5.8 5.8   1.2  309  INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER REGION.  Mo=6.0*10**17 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=6.7*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Two people killed, at least 
								     100 injured and damage in the Sylhet, Bangladesh 
                                                                     area. Felt throughout Bangladesh. Felt strongly in the 
                                                                     Tripura-Assam, India area. Also felt at Gauhati and   
                                                                     Shillong, India.  The focal mechanism is poorly 
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with
								     a large reverse component.

FEB 11   15 25 55.6& 34.077 N  118.047 W   12    4.8             54  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 4.7 (PAS), 4.8 (BRK).        
                                                                     One person died from a heart attack. Some minor        
                                                                     injuries and damage (VI) in the Whittier area. Felt (V)
                                                                     at Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell        
                                                                     Gardens, Commerce, Downey, Fullerton, Glendale,        
                                                                     Inglewood, La Mirada, La Puente, Los Angeles, Maywood, 
                                                                     Montebello, Norwalk, Pasadena, San Gabriel and Vernon. 
                                                                     Felt strongly in much of southern California.          

FEB 24   03 52 03.2  13.477 N  124.616 E   25 D  6.0 7.0   1.0  453  LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  Ms 7.1 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS).           
							             Mo=8.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Slight damage (VI RF) at Virac. Felt (V RF) in the     
                                                                     Naga-Legaspi-Catbalogan area and (III RF) at Cebu and  
                                                                     Manila.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and
								     corresponds to reverse faulting. 

FEB 26   06 17 31.5  37.319 S   47.989 E   10 G  6.1 6.7   1.1  375  ATLANTIC-INDIAN RISE.  Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV). 

FEB 29   05 31 41.4  55.149 N  167.430 E   33 N  6.1 6.8   1.1  446  KOMANDORSKY ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.6 (PAS), 6.5 (BRK).
								     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip
								     faulting with a moderate reverse component.          

MAR 06   22 35 38.1& 56.953 N  143.032 W   10 G  6.8 7.6        759  GULF OF ALASKA. . ML 7.4 (PMR), Ms 7.5 (BRK).          
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.9*10**20 Nm (HRV).
	 Felt (V) at Anchorage, Cordova, Glennallen, Gustavus, Homer, Juneau, Metlakatla, Pelican, Port Graham, Sitka and 
	 Valdez. Also felt (V) in some sections of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. Felt (IV) at Kodiak, (III) at 
	 Craig and Ketchikan and (II) at King Salmon. Estimated 5,000 dollars damage caused to the ships "Exxon North 
	 Slope," "Exxon Boston" and "Exxon New Orleans" located at 57` 38' North, 142` 45' West.  Tsunami generated with 
	 wave heights (peak to trough) 38 cm at Yakutat, 12 cm at Sitka and 8 cm at Kodiak.  The focal mechanism is 
	 moderately well controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a small normal component.  

MAR 10   06 17 23.3  10.402 N   60.587 W   56 D  6.2 6.4   1.1  458  TRINIDAD. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Slight damage (VI)         
                                                                     on Trinidad. Felt strongly throughout Trinidad, on     
                                                                     offshore oil platforms and in northeastern Venezuela.  
                                                                     Also felt in Guyana and on Tobago, Martinique, Grenada 
                                                                     and St. Vincent. Felt as far away as Caracas,          
                                                                     Venezuela.  The focal mechanism is moderately well 
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting 
								     with a large normal component.

MAR 17   20 34 29.2  35.633 N  139.619 E  103    5.4       1.1  325  NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm
								     (HRV).  Ten people injured in the Tokyo area.  Slight 
								     damage (IV JMA) at Chiba, Kawaguchi-ko, Kumagaya, 
								     Tateyama and Utsunomiya.  Felt (III JMA) in the 
								     Onahama-Choshi-Ajiro-Kofu area and on Oshima and 
								     Miyake-jima. Felt (I JMA) from Hikone to Miyako and 
								     on Hachijo-jima.                            

MAR 30   02 12 42.8  30.890 N   50.194 E   33    5.4 5.7   1.1  306  IRAN.  Mo=7.4*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Twenty-four people 
								     injured, at least 700 houses damaged and landslides 
								     in the Deh Dasht area.          

APR 08   23 13 24.1   3.409 S  145.697 E   32 D  5.6 6.4   1.3  121  NEAR NORTH COAST OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 
								     6.3 (PAS). Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm 
								     (HRV).  Two events about 4.5 seconds apart.  The 
								     focal mechanism is well controlled and corresponds
								     to strike-slip faulting with a small normal component.    

APR 12   23 19 55.5  17.192 S   72.305 W   33 G  6.1 7.0   1.2  353  NEAR COAST OF PERU. Ms 6.9 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).  
								     Mo=2.9*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt 
								     (IV) at Arequipa. Also felt in the Ica area. Felt 
								     (III) at Arica and Iquique, Chile.  The focal 
								     mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to
								     reverse faulting.

MAY 09   16 23 59.7  18.090 N   76.500 W   10 G  4.5 4.0   1.0   20  JAMAICA REGION. Three people injured and slight damage        
                                                                     (VI) in the Kingston-Linstead-lower St. Andrew area.   
                                                                     Felt widely on Jamaica.                                

MAY 30   21 11 11.3   7.501 S  128.325 E   86 G  6.5       1.1  410  BANDA SEA.  Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm
								     (HRV).  Felt strongly in northern Australia.  The 
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
								     to reverse faulting.

JUN 18   22 49 42.3  26.856 N  110.996 W   10 G  5.9 7.0   1.2  290  GULF OF CALIFORNIA.   Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt at Caborca, Ciudad 
								     Obregon, Guaymas and Navojoa, Mexico.  The focal 
								     mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds 
								     to strike-slip faulting.  

JUN 19   20 19 52.6  12.376 N  121.067 E   17 D  5.6 6.4   1.4  172  MINDORO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.  Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two people killed, four
                                                                     injured and damage (VII RF) in the San Jose area. Felt 
                                                                     (VI RF) at Calapan. Also felt (II RF) at Legaspi,      
                                                                     Luzon.  The focal mechanism is moderately well
								     controlled and correponds to strike-slip faulting
								     with a small reverse component.

JUL 03   05 20 39.7* 25.109 N  121.542 E   21 *  4.7       1.3   10  TAIWAN. Eleven people injured by rockslides. Felt in          
                                                                     northern Taiwan.                                       

JUL 05   20 32 07.2   5.964 S  148.780 E   53 G  6.0 6.8   1.0  112  NEW BRITAIN REGION. Ms 6.4 (PAS), 6.3 (BRK). 
								     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Seven
                                                                     water tanks and four bush houses destroyed (V) in the     
                                                                     Kandrian area. A tsunami was generated, but caused no  
                                                                     damage, in the Arawe Islands area. Felt (V) at Kimbe   
                                                                     and (IV) at Rabaul. Felt (IV) at Popondetta and (III)  
                                                                     at Lae, New Guinea.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

JUL 20   23 15 36.6  23.902 N  121.598 E   51 G  5.8 5.7   1.1  344  TAIWAN. Ms 5.4 (BRK).  Mo=7.7*10**17 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=8.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).  One person killed and one
                                                                     injured. Landslides damaged a major highway between    
                                                                     Hua-lien and Su-hua. Felt throughout most of Taiwan.   
								     The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
								     corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a large 
								     reverse component.

JUL 23   14 25 36.7  22.127 S  174.900 E   19 G  5.9 6.4   1.0  279  LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS).              
								     Mo=7.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and
								     corresponds to normal faulting.

JUL 23   15 17 08.1   6.526 S  152.779 E   17 G  6.7 6.7   0.9  402  NEW BRITAIN REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS). 
								     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Felt (IV) at Rabaul.  Also felt (IV) at Arawa and 
								     Panguna, Bougainville.  The focal mechanism is
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
								     normal faulting with a moderate strike-slip
								     component. 

JUL 25   06 46 06.6   6.081 S  133.667 E   28 G  6.5 6.7   1.0  419  AROE ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.9 (BRK), 6.7 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Two events about 5 seconds apart.  Felt at Darwin, 
								     Australia.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a large 
								     normal component. 

AUG 06   00 36 24.6  25.149 N   95.127 E   91 G  6.8 7.2   1.1  654  BURMA-INDIA BORDER REGION. Ms 7.3 (BRK). 
								     Mo=8.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Three people killed, 12 
	 injured and considerable damage and landslides in the Gauhati-Sibsagar-Imphal area, India.  Subsidence of about 
	 20 centimeters occurred in the Gauhati area, India. About 30 people injured and some damage in Bangladesh.  Two 
	 people killed and about 30 missing when a possible seiche on the Jamuna River at Aricha, Bangladesh caused a ferry 
	 boat to capsize.  Some damage in the Homalin area, Burma.  Felt throughout Bangladesh and northeastern India, 
	 including Calcutta.  Also felt in parts of northwestern Burma and at Kathmandu, Nepal.  The focal mechanism is
	 moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.  

AUG 10   04 38 26.1  10.366 S  160.819 E   34 G  6.1 7.4   1.5  255  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Ms 7.4 (BRK), 7.1 (PAS).  
								     Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.5*10**20 Nm (HRV).  
	 Two events about 10 seconds apart.  One person killed and about 100 homes washed away in 13 villages along the 
	 southwestern coast of San Cristobal where a tsunami flooded 50-100 meters inland. Felt widely on Guadalcanal, 
	 San Cristobal, Malaita and neighboring islands.  Seventeen cm tsunami (peak to trough) recorded at Honiara, 
	 Guadalcanal.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

AUG 10   06 38 42.8  10.199 S  160.855 E   40 D  5.8 6.6   1.1  209  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Felt on Guadalcanal and San Cristobal.       

AUG 11   16 04 45.6  29.974 N   51.679 E   33 N  5.7 6.1   1.3  288  SOUTHERN IRAN.  Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  One person 
								     killed, several injured and more than 2,000 houses 
								     damaged in the Mamasani area.  Felt at Bushehr, Nurabad 
								     and Shiraz.                   

AUG 14   17 53 09.7  27.260 S   71.092 W   33 G  5.7 6.5   1.0  308  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Ms 6.5 (BRK), 6.1 (PAS).        
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo-1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
								     Felt (VI) at Caldera and Atacama, (V) at Copiapo, (IV) 
                                                                     at Freirina and Valparaiso, (III) at Santiago and (II) 
                                                                     at Linares. The focal mechanism is poorly controlled
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting.

AUG 20   23 09 09.5  26.755 N   86.616 E   57 G  6.4 6.6   1.1  555  NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).           
                                                                     Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Seven 
	 hundred twenty-one people killed, 6,553 injured and 64,470 buildings damaged in eastern Nepal, including the 
	 Kathmandu Valley. Maximum intensity VIII.  Liquefaction observed in a 5,500 sq. km area of southern Nepal.  At 
	 least 277 people killed, thousands injured and extensive damage in northern Bihar, India, particularly in the 
	 Darbhanga-Madhubani-Saharsa area.  Damage in the Gangtok area, Sikkim and in the Darjiling area, India.  Felt in 
	 large parts of northern India from Delhi to the Burma border and in much of Bangladesh.  The focal mechanism is
	 moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a large strike-slip component. 

SEP 02   07 26 23.6  49.886 N   18.489 E   10 G            1.0   11  CZECHOSLOVAKIA. ML 3.8 (GRF), 3.0 (VKA), 2.9 (KRA).           
                                                                     Three miners killed and four injured at Orlova.           

SEP 06   00 42 33.7?  6.06  S  146.23  E    0 G            0.1    4  EAST PAPUA NEW GUINEA REGION. ML 4.3 (PMG). About 74          
                                                                     people killed and many houses destroyed by a massive   
                                                                     landslide near Kaiapit. The P-waves recorded from this 
                                                                     event appear to have been generated by the landslide   
                                                                     itself.                                                

SEP 25   20 52 14.7  37.180 N   71.811 E   11 D  5.5 5.0   1.1  249  AFGHANISTAN-USSR BORDER REGION.  Mo=2.0*10**17 Nm
								     (HRV).  Several hundred houses, some schools, hospitals 
								     and other facilities were damaged (VI) in the 
								     Roshtkala-Khorog area, USSR.  Felt at Ishkashim and 
								     Boldzhuan; (III) at Dushanbe, Rogun, Chorsady, Komarou 
								     and Dzherino, USSR.           

OCT 08   04 46 24.5  18.771 S  172.415 W   35 G  6.6 6.8   1.0  500  TONGA ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS). 
								     Mo=Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Two events about 6 seconds 
								     apart.  Felt (IV) throughout Samoa.  Felt on Raoul 
								     Island, Kermadec Islands.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 10   18 20 25.0  28.644 S  177.553 W   28 G  6.5 6.0   1.0  411  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.0 (BRK). 
								     Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt 
								     on Raoul Island.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with
								     a large strike-slip component.

OCT 16   12 34 05.6  37.938 N   20.932 E   25    5.5 5.8   1.4  300  IONIAN SEA. ML 5.5 (ATH).  Mo=7.5*10**17 Nm (HRV).
								     Twenty five people injured and extensive damage in 
								     the Killini-Vartholomion area, Greece. Damage and 
								     landslides on Zakinthos. Also felt in Aitolia-
								     Akarnania Province and in the Athens area.  

OCT 31   10 12 58.4  36.443 N    2.759 E   12    5.4 5.6   1.2  271  ALGERIA.  Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Fifty-seven people 
							             injured, 200 left homeless and considerable damage in 
								     the Blida area. Felt in the Medea-Algiers area.            

NOV 03   14 47 10.7  13.881 N   90.450 W   69 D  5.6       1.1  334  NEAR COAST OF GUATEMALA. Ms 6.0 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS).             
                                                                     Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Five people killed, some 
	 injured and about 100 buildings damaged (VI) in southern Guatemala.  Landslides occurred at Palin and in the 
	 San Vicente Pacaya area.  Damage to roads in Chimaltenango Department. Felt (V) at San Salvador, El Salvador.  
	 Felt strongly at Tapachula, (IV) at Mexico City and also felt in parts of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico. Felt in 
	 parts of Honduras and at Managua, Nicaragua. 

NOV 06   13 03 19.3  22.789 N   99.611 E   18 G  6.1 7.3   1.6  397  BURMA-CHINA BORDER REGION. Ms 7.0 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS).           
                                                                     Mo=4.5*10**20 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
	 Three events about 9 seconds apart.  Seven hundred thirty people killed, 3,900 injured, 267,000 homeless, 29 
	 reservoirs severely damaged and 67 percent of the public buildings destroyed in the Lancang-Menglian area, China.  
	 About 3.2 million people in China were affected by the quake.  Several highways were cut or covered by mudslides 
	 and damage occurred in large parts of southwestern Yunnan Province, China.  Felt strongly throughout Yunnan 
	 Province.  A number of aftershocks were felt throughout the province. Damage in the Chiang Rai area, Thailand.  
	 Also felt at Lashio, Burma and Bangkok, Thailand.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and
	 corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component.  

NOV 06   13 15 43.3  23.181 N   99.439 E   10 G  6.4       1.0  318  BURMA-CHINA BORDER REGION. Damage and casualties              
                                                                     included in the event of 06 November 1303 UTC. Felt at 
                                                                     Lashio, Burma and Bangkok, Thailand.                   

NOV 07   03 50 00.8  22.239 S  175.018 E   22 D  5.7 6.7   1.1  211  SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).               
								     Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).

NOV 10   01 17 49.4  21.230 N  108.545 E   10 G  4.6       1.1   24  EASTERN CHINA. Seventy-one people injured and damage in       
                                                                     the Qinzhou-Fangcheng area. Felt strongly at Nanning.  
                                                                     Also felt at Wuzhou and Guangzhou.                     

NOV 14   02 15 39.1   3.527 S  150.120 E   33 N  5.9 6.6   1.4  131  NEW IRELAND REGION. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).                  
								     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at Kavieng. Felt 
								     (III) at Rabaul, New Britain.  The focal mechanism is 
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting 
								     with a moderate strike-slip component.

NOV 17   06 55 46.0  12.399 N  124.537 E   19 G  6.0 6.6   1.5  288  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Ms 6.4 (BRK). 
							  	     Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm HRV).  Two events about 3 seconds 
								     apart.  Twenty-nine people injured and damage (VI RF) 
								     at Catarman.  Felt (V RF) at Catbalogan and (IV RF) 
								     in southeastern Luzon and on Masbate.  The focal 
								     mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
								     strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse component. 

NOV 18   19 38 54.6   6.125 S  149.785 E   61 G  5.8 6.4   1.3  252  NEW BRITAIN REGION. Ms 6.8 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS). 
								     Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Felt (III) at Rabaul.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting
								     with a large reverse component.

NOV 27   04 17 56.2  22.749 N   99.852 E   16 *  5.0 5.1   1.0  108  BURMA-CHINA BORDER REGION. Mo=1.9*10**17 Nm (HRV).
								     One person injured and additional damage in 
								     southwestern Yunnan Province, China. 

NOV 30   08 13 29.7  22.773 N   99.844 E   15 D  5.6 6.0   1.1  246  BURMA-CHINA BORDER REGION.  Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Several people injured and substantial additional 
								     damage in southwestern Yunnan Province, China. Felt 
								     at Kunming, China.               

DEC 03   11 38 26.4& 34.149 N  118.135 W   13 G  4.4 4.2         61  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 4.9 (PAS), 5.0 (BRK).        
                                                                     Some minor injuries and slight damage reported in the  
	Pasadena area. Also slight damage (VI) at Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, Los Nietos, Norwalk and Pico Rivera.  Felt (V) 
	at Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Bell, Bellflower, Burbank, Cedarpines Park, Chatsworth, Dana Point, Downey, Glendale, 
	Hawthorne, Huntington Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Inglewood, La Canada, La Habra, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Mount 
	Wilson, Ontario, Palmdale, San Dimas, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, Sun Valley, Torrance, Tujunga, 
	Walnut and Whittier.  Felt throughout much of southern California.                           

DEC 06   13 20 41.0  29.948 N   51.652 E   10 G  5.5 5.7   1.3  304  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mo=7.8*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Seven people 
								     injured and damage to more than 21 villages in the 
								     Mamasani area.  Also felt at Shiraz and Bushehr.

DEC 07   07 41 24.2  40.987 N   44.185 E    5 G  6.2 6.8   1.3  530  TURKEY-USSR BORDER REGION. Ms 7.0 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS). 
	 							     Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).
	 Two events about 3 seconds apart.  At least 25,000 people killed, 19,000 injured and 500,000 homeless in the 
	 Leninakan-Spitak-Kirovakan area of northern Armenia, USSR.  More than 20 towns and 342 villages were affected 
	 and 58 of them were completely destroyed.  Damage totalled 16.2 billion U.S. dollars.  Damage (X) at Spitak and 
	 (IX) at Leninakan, Kirovakan and Stepanavan.  Surface faulting 10 km in length and with a maximum throw of 1.5 m 
	 occurred.  Power transmission lines were severely damaged and landslides buried railroad tracks in the epicentral 
	 area.  Damage occurred in the Kelbadzhar area, Azerbaijan, USSR.  Felt (VII) at Tabatskuri and Borzhomi; (VI) at 
	 Bogdanovka, Tbilisi and Yerevan; (V) at Goris; (IV) at Makhachkala and Groznyy; (III) at Sheki and Shemakha, 
	 USSR. Four people killed and damage in the Tuzluca-Kagizman-Kars area, Turkey. Felt in the Tabriz-Orumiyeh area, 
	 Iran.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to right-lateral strike-slip faulting
	 with a large reverse component.  

DEC 07   07 45 44.8  40.974 N   44.246 E   10 G  5.9       1.3   91  TURKEY-USSR BORDER REGION.  Additional damage and 
								     casualties.           


				OTHER NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES - 1988


AUG 14   20 03 03.9& 39.128 N  110.869 W   10    5.5            267  UTAH. . ML 5.3 (SLC).  Slight damage (VI) at
								     Clawson, Cleveland, Elmo, Ferron, Orangeville and
								     Sunnyside.  Felt (V) at Axtell, East Carbon, Fairview,
								     Green River, Helper, Huntington, Hiawatha, Keniworth,
								     Moab, Spring City, Teasdale and Wellington.  Felt (IV)
								     at Cisco, Fountain Green, Hanksville, La Sal, Lyman,
								     Lynndyl, Manti, Price, Spanish Fork, Torrey and Vernal.
								     Also felt (IV) at Dove Creek, Fruita, Grand Junction,
								     Loma and Mack, Colorado.  Landslides in the epicentral
								     area and at Canyonlands National Park.  Felt throughout
								     much of central and southern Utah and western Colorado.
								     Felt as far as Golden, Colorado and Albuquerque, New
								     Mexico.

NOV 25   23 46 04.5& 48.117 N   71.183 W   29    5.9 5.8        534  SOUTHERN QUEBEC. . Ms 5.7 (BRK). Damage in the           
                                                                     Chicoutimi-La Malbaie area and in the Quebec City area.   
                                                                     Maximum intensity VII. Landslides reported in the La   
                                                                     Tuque area. Felt in Canada from southern Ontario to    
                                                                     Nova Scotia and western Labrador. Felt (V) in parts of 
                                                                     Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Felt in the
                                                                     New England states and in parts of Indiana, Michigan,  
                                                                     New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and
                                                                     as far south as Washington, D.C.