Significant Earthquakes of the World

1989

                 SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1989

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

1989

JAN 10   05 55 01.4   3.162 S  130.556 E   47    5.9 6.5   1.2  206  CERAM. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.6 (PAS).  Mo=9.6*10**18 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism
								     is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse
								     faulting.

JAN 19   06 53 28.8& 33.919 N  118.627 W   12    5.2 4.8        174  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.0 (PAS), 5.2 (BRK).        
                                                                     Several people injured, some broken windows and many   
                                                                     items knocked from store shelves in the Malibu-Santa   
                                                                     Monica-Redondo Beach area. Slight damage (VI) at       
                                                                     Hollywood, Lancaster, Los Angeles, Malibu and Monterey 
                                                                     Park. Felt in Kern, Orange, Los Angeles, San           
                                                                     Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Riverside and    
                                                                     Ventura Counties.                                      

JAN 22   23 02 07.1  38.465 N   68.694 E   33 N  5.3       0.9  205  TAJIK SSR. Two hundred seventy-four people killed, many       
                                                                     injured, extensive damage (VII) and mudslides in the   
                                                                     Gissar area. Nearly all the casualties were caused by  
                                                                     mudslides which buried Sharora and two nearby villages.
                                                                     Felt (VI) at Gulkhani and Sarkishti; (V) at Dushanbe   
                                                                     and Tursunzade; (IV) at Denau and Nurek.               

FEB 10   11 15 24.6   2.305 N  126.760 E   44 G  6.2 6.8   1.3  376  MOLUCCA PASSAGE. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS). 
								     Mo=4.0*10*19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=5.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt at Manado and Bitung, 
								     Sulawesi.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting with a large 
								     strike-slip component.

FEB 19   12 27 09.9  35.964 N  139.788 E   60    5.5       1.1  287  NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  Mo=2.6*10**17 Nm 
								     (HRV).  One person killed and one injured. Felt (IV JMA) 
								     at Tokyo, Utsunomiya and Mito; (III JMA) at Kumagaya, 
								     Choshi, Yokohama and Tateyama; (II JMA) at Shirakawa, 
								     Maebashi and  Kawaguchi-ko; (I JMA) at Ofunato.

FEB 25   11 26 35.4  29.915 S  177.885 W   31 G  6.1 6.7   1.1  353  KERMADEC ISLANDS. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  
								     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) on Raoul Island.  The 
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
								     reverse faulting with a large strike-slip component. 

MAR 08   11 44 32.3   1.031 N  126.189 E   32 G  5.9 5.6   1.0  307  MOLUCCA PASSAGE.  Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two hundred thirty-three 
								     houses and public buildings damaged and 5,500 people 
								     left homeless on Morotai, Indonesia. Sixteen houses 
								     damaged and some homeless at Tanawangu, Halmahera.  	
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting.

MAR 10   14 14 10.2   4.346 S  152.797 E   53    5.6 5.4   0.9  259  NEW BRITAIN REGION.  Mo=5.5*10**17 Nm (HRV).  One 
								     person killed by a landslide in the Rabaul area. 
								     Felt (V) at Rabaul.                   

MAR 10   21 49 45.8  13.702 S   34.420 E   30 G  6.2 6.1   0.9  448  MALAWI. Ms 6.6 (BRK).  Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     (Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  At least 9 people killed, 
								     100 injured and damage in the Salima-Dedza-Mchinji 
								     area.  About 50,000 left homeless in Malawi. Felt 
								     strongly in much of central Malawi.  Felt in Niassa 
								     and Tete Provinces, Mozambique.  Also felt in Zambia. 
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to normal faulting with a moderate		
								     strike-slip component.

MAR 11   05 05 00.6  17.766 S  174.761 W  230 G  6.4       1.3  515  TONGA ISLANDS. mb 6.7 (BRK).  Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting. 

MAR 13   13 02 14.7  50.711 N    9.896 E    1 G  5.4 4.7   1.3  324  GERMANY. ML 5.8 (ZUR), 5.7 (GRF), 5.6 (BNS), 5.5 (LDG).       
                                                                     Rockburst triggered by blasting at the Ernst Thaelmann 
                                                                     Mine near Merkers. Three people injured and 80 percent 
                                                                     of buildings damaged in the Voelkershausen area. Felt   
                                                                     in large parts of Germany, as far west as Koln and     
                                                                     Dusseldorf. Also felt in France, Czechoslovakia,       
                                                                     Switzerland and Austria.                               

APR 11   03 56 36.9  49.488 N  159.185 E   16 G  6.3 6.6   1.0  545  KURIL ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.1 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS).         
								     Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt (V) at Severo-Kurilsk, 
								     Mys Vasilyevo and on Shumshu; (IV) at Petropavlovsk-
								     Kamchatskiy.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to normal faulting.

APR 15   20 34 08.9  29.987 N   99.195 E   13 G  6.2 6.2   1.2  406  SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA.  Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Four people killed, five 
								     injured and considerable damage in the Batang area. 
								     Seven people killed, at least 37 injured and 
								     additional damage in the area due to a number of 
								     aftershocks.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to normal faulting.   
 							
APR 20   22 59 54.0  57.166 N  121.976 E   26 G  6.1 6.5   0.9  545  EASTERN USSR. Ms 6.3 (BRK), 5.9 (PAS). 
								     Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt 
								     (VI) at Khani, Oleksa and Yuktali; (V) at Ikabya, 
								     Kuvykta, Khatymi, Neryungri and Berkakit; (IV) at 
								     Yakutsk, Chita and Blagoveshchensk.  Also felt 
								     strongly at Ust-Nyukzha.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

APR 25   14 29 00.5  16.773 N   99.328 W   19 G  6.2 6.8   1.2  380  NEAR COAST OF GUERRERO, MEXICO. Ms 7.1 (BRK), 6.5             
                                                                     (PAS).  Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (HVR).  
								     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (PAR).  Three people killed, a few 
								     injured and some damage at Mexico City.  Minor damage 
								     reported in the Acapulco area. Felt strongly in much 
								     of southern Mexico and as far away as Guadalajara.  The 	
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to 
								     reverse faulting.

APR 27   02 20 04.7  30.601 N  140.589 E   85 G  6.1       1.0  454  SOUTH OF HONSHU, JAPAN. mb 6.6 (BRK). Mo=6.0*10**17 Nm	
								     (PPT). Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).  
								     Felt (II JMA) at Tokyo, Tateyama and on Chichi-shima; 
								     (I JMA) at Choshi, Hiroo, Onahama and on Hachijo-jima.  
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate
								     left-lateral strike-slip component.

MAY 03   05 53 01.1  30.091 N   99.475 E   14 G  6.1 6.1   1.0  422  SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA.  Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two 
								     people injured by a landslide which blocked the highway 
								     between Chengdu and Batang.  The focal mechanism is 
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to strike-slip
								     faulting with a large normal component. 

MAY 03   09 13 24.2  29.947 N   51.674 E   33 N  5.1 6.2   1.0   46  SOUTHERN IRAN.  Mo=8.4*10**16 Nm (HRV).  Four people 
								     injured and seven villages severely damaged in the 
								     Mamasani area.                 

MAY 04   00 22 06.7  11.038 N   68.270 W   16    5.4 5.2   1.0  227  NEAR COAST OF VENEZUELA.  Mo=2.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).
								     More than 2,000 people made homeless in the Tucacas 
								     area.  Felt strongly in the states of Falcon and 
								     Carabobo. Also felt at Caracas and in parts of Aragua 
								     and Miranda.                        

MAY 05   18 28 39.4   8.281 S   71.381 W  593 G  6.4       1.0  589  WESTERN BRAZIL. mb 6.7 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS). 
							 	     Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Felt at Feijo, Brazil and 
								     Puyo, Ecuador.  The focal mechanism is poorly 
								     controlled and corresponds to normal with a small 
								     right-lateral strike-slip component.

MAY 07   00 38 18.5  23.553 N   99.526 E   33 N  5.3 5.6   1.1  266  BURMA-CHINA BORDER REGION.  Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (HRV).
								     At least one person killed, 91 injured and 5,300 houses 
								     destroyed in the Gengma area, China.  Felt strongly in 
								     Lancang and Menglian Counties.  Direct economic losses 
								     of more than 54 million U.S. dollars were sustained.   

MAY 14   00 59 50.4  30.523 S  178.414 W   44 G  5.9 6.6   1.1  396  KERMADEC ISLANDS. Ms 6.4 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  
								     Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Two events about 5 seconds 
								     apart.  Felt (IV) on Raoul Island.  The focal mechanism 
								     is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse 
								     faulting. 

MAY 23   10 54 46.3  52.341 S  160.568 E   10 G  6.4 8.2   1.3  399  MACQUARIE ISLANDS REGION. Ms 8.0 (BRK), 7.8 (PAS).            
                                                                     Mo=2.5*10**21 Nm (PPT).  Mo=1.5*10**21 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.4*10**21 Nm (HRV).  Mo=2.1*10**21 Nm (PAR).
								     Complex event.  Felt (V) on Campbell Island.  Also 
								     felt on Macquarie Island.  Small tsunami reported 
								     along the southeastern coast of Tasmania and in 
								     Jervis Bay and Sydney Harbour, Australia.  The focal
								     mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
								     corresponds to strike-slip faulting.

MAY 27   20 08 37.3  30.167 N   50.921 E   31    5.6 5.8   1.0  405  IRAN. Ms 5.4 (BRK).  Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).  
								     Seventeen people injured, several houses damaged and 
								     about 100 cattle killed in the Do Gobadan area. Felt 
								     in the Bushehr-Shiraz area and at Mamasani. Also felt 
								     in Kuwait.                         

MAY 31   05 54 20.5  45.383 S  167.086 E   23 G  5.8 6.3   1.2  278  SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Ms 6.5 (BRK).  
								     Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
								     Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).  Felt strongly in the 
								     southwestern part of South Island.  Also felt at 
								     Wellington.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting.

JUN 08   06 24 09.6   6.837 N   37.878 E   19    5.0 4.8   0.9   91  ETHIOPIA.  Mo=2.9*10**16 Nm (GS).  Minor injuries to 
								     a few people and damage at Sodo.

JUN 12   00 04 09.7  21.861 N   89.763 E    6 G  6.1 5.1   0.9  412  BANGLADESH.  Mo=4.3*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**17 Nm 
								     (HRV).  One person killed, at least 100 injured and       
                                                                     minor damage in the Banaripara area. Felt throughout   
                                                                     eastern Bangladesh from Chittagong to Rangpur. Also    
                                                                     felt in Meghalaya, India.  The focal mechanism is
								     moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
								     strike-slip faulting with a small reverse component.

JUN 25   20 37 32.4   1.134 N   79.616 W   15 G  5.9 6.1   1.0  364  NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR. Ms 6.0 (BRK), 6.0 (PAS). 
								     Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Thirty        
                                                                     people injured and 12 homes damaged (VII) in the       
                                                                     Esmeraldas area. Felt (III) at Guayaquil and (II) at   
                                                                     Quito. Felt throughout Ecuador and southwestern        
                                                                     Colombia.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled 
								     and corresponds to reverse faulting.

JUN 26   03 27 03.9& 19.217 N  155.050 W    9    5.8 6.1        302  HAWAII. . MD 6.2 (HVO). Ms 6.2 (BRK), 6.2 (PAS).       
								     Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).
	 Two events about 5 seconds apart.  Five people injured slightly, 5 homes destroyed and about 100 homes damaged in 
	 the Puna District.  Landslides occurred in several places and blocked a road at Honomu.  Slight damage (VI) at 
	 Hawaii National Park, Hilo, Honomu and Keaau.  Felt (V) at Honokaa, Kapaau, Kurtistown, Ninole, Ookala, Paauhau 
	 and Volcano; (IV) at Hakalau, Hawi, Holualoa, Honaunau, Laupahoehoe and Pahala.  Felt throughout the island of 
	 Hawaii.  Also felt on Maui and Oahu. A small tsunami was generated with maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 
	 57 cm at Honuapo, 21 cm at Kapoho and 14 cm at Hilo.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled  and
	 corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip component.
                                                                     
JUN 26   10 38 39.4  39.112 N   28.242 W   11 G  5.7 5.7   1.1  390  AZORES ISLANDS. Ms 5.4 (BRK).  Mo=6.7*10**17 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=5.4*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Several people injured          
                                                                     slightly and minor damage (VI) on Graciosa. Felt (V) on
                                                                     Terceira and (IV) on Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge.  The
								     focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and 
								     corresponds to strike-slip faulting with a small normal
								     component.

JUL 09   02 09 09.1  34.942 N  139.193 E    5 G  5.1 5.0   1.2  138  NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  Mo=8.0*10**16 Nm
								     (HRV).  At least 18 people injured (IV JMA), landslides 
								     and roads cracked in the Ito area.  Felt (IV JMA) at 
								     Ajiro and (III JMA) at Tokyo, Yokohama, Mishima, 
								     Tateyama and on Oshima. 
 
JUL 14   20 42 40.0   8.081 S  125.129 E   10 G  6.4 6.2   1.2  394  TIMOR.  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).
							  	     Seven people injured seriously and 38 buildings damaged 
								     on Alor.  The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate 
								     strike-slip component.

AUG 01   00 18 04.8   4.511 S  139.022 E   14 G  6.0 5.8   1.3  235  WEST IRIAN. Ms 5.7 (BRK).  Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).  About 120 people killed and         
                                                                     125 injured by landslides which buried two villages in 
                                                                     the Kurima district. Landslides also blocked the Baliem
                                                                     River. Felt at Wamena.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

AUG 03   07 42 40.8  43.522 N   45.362 E   18 D  5.0 5.0   1.2  190  EASTERN CAUCASUS.  Mo=6.3*10**16 Nm (HRV).  One person 
								     killed and damage (VI) in the Groznyy area. Felt (IV) 
								     at Buynaksk and (III) at Makhachkala. 

AUG 08   08 13 27.5& 37.130 N  121.952 W   15    4.9 4.5         60  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. . ML 5.4 (BRK). 
								     Mo=2.6*10**16 Nm (BRK).  One person killed, some minor 
								     injuries and damage (VI) in the Los Gatos, Campbell and 
								     Saratoga areas. Also slight damage (VI) at Ben Lomond, 
								     Brookdale, Cupertino, Holy City, Redwood Estates and 
								     Santa Cruz.  Felt (V) throughout much of the San 
								     Francisco Bay area. Felt from San Luis Obispo to Sonoma 
								     and east as far as Tracy.  

AUG 20   11 16 56.5  11.766 N   41.942 E   12 G  5.8 6.3   1.0  449  ETHIOPIA. Ms 6.1 (BRK), 5.5 (PAS). ML 5.8 (ARO). 
								     Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Two          
	 people killed, two injured and damage and rockslides caused in the Galafi-Yoboki area, Djibouti. Ground cracks were 
	 observed at Galafi and four springs were destroyed in the area.  Felt strongly throughout Djibouti. Damage and 
	 landslides occurred in northeastern Ethiopia, particularly along the Aseb-Adis Abeba highway. Felt at Aseb.  The
	 focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to normal faulting with a moderate strike-slip 
	 component.

AUG 29   04 16 23.0  18.039 N  105.667 W   21 G  5.7 6.6   1.2  214  OFF COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO. Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).        
                                                     		     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt along the coast of Jalisco.  
								     Also felt at Guadalajara and in the southern part of the 
								     Mexico City area. The focal mechanism is moderately well 
								     controlled and corresponds to strike-slip faulting with 
								     a small reverse component.

SEP 04   13 14 58.2  55.543 N  156.835 W   11 G  6.5 6.9   1.2  507  SOUTH OF ALASKA. ML 6.9 (PMR). Ms 6.7 (BRK), 6.4 (PAS).       
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Two events about 2.5 seconds apart.  Felt (V) at 
								     Chignik, Chignik Lagoon and Port Heiden; (IV) at 
								     Perryville, Sand Point and Togiak; (III) at Egegik, 
								     Homer, King Cove, Pilot Point and Unalaska;    
                                                                     (II) at King Salmon. Also felt at Cold Bay and Kenai.
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds
								     to reverse faulting.  

SEP 16   02 05 08.9  40.337 N   51.534 E   55 D  6.4 6.5   1.0  563  CASPIAN SEA. Ms 6.6 (BRK), 6.5 (PAS).  Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm
							             (GS).  Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (VI) at Baku       
                                                                     and Neftyanyye Kamni, (V) at Sumgait and (IV) at       
                                                                     Lenkoran, Divichi and Siazan, USSR. Some minor damage  
                                                                     reported in the area. Felt in northwestern Iran. The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to
								     normal faulting.      

SEP 16   23 20 53.2  16.497 N   93.671 W  108 G  6.0       1.3  415  CHIAPAS, MEXICO. mb 6.6 (BRK), 6.3 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).  Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt in the central and southern 
								     regions of the country including Mexico City, Oaxaca, 
								     Tuxtla Gutierrez and Villahermosa.  The focal mechanism 
								     is poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

SEP 22   02 25 50.8  31.583 N  102.433 E   15 G  6.1 6.1   1.1  441  SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA.  Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     (Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).  At least 54 people injured,          
                                                                     about 4,270 houses destroyed, more than 300 animals    
                                                                     killed and damage caused to bridges, highways and to a 
                                                                     phosphorus mine in Xiaojin County.  The focal mechanism
								     is moderately well controlled and corresponds to 
								     strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse component.

OCT 01   02 59 06.3  30.960 N   51.421 E   42    5.2 4.7   1.0  246  IRAN. At least 300 homes damaged and four landslides          
                                                                     blocked roads in the Deh Borzorg-e Sisakht area. Felt  
                                                                     in the Yasuj area.                                     

OCT 07   15 48 29.0  51.314 N  179.028 W   20 G  6.1 6.7   1.0  533  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.  Ms 6.2 (BRK), 
								     6.1 (PAS).  Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm 
								     (HRV).  Two events about 2.5 seconds apart.  Felt (IV) 
								     on Adak and Amchitka.  The focal mechanism is poorly 
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 13   21 19 57.9  34.726 N  139.531 E   26 D  5.3 4.8   1.2  196  NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm
								     (GS).  Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Two people injured.  
								     Felt (IV JMA) at Yokohama and on Oshima; (III JMA) at 
								     Tateyama, Ajiro, Kofu, Mishima and Tokyo; (II JMA) at 
								     Kawaguchi-ko and Nagatsuro; (I JMA) at Shizuoka. Also 
								     felt (IV) at Yokosuka.                                 

OCT 18   00 04 15.2& 37.036 N  121.883 W   19    6.5 7.1        600  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. . ML 7.0 (BRK).  
								     Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (GS).  
	 Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Three events about 1.5 and 3.0 seconds apart, respectively. Sixty-two people killed, 
	 3,757 injured and damage estimated at 5.6 billion U.S. dollars.  Maximum intensity IX in parts of Oakland and San 
	 Francisco.  Numerous landslides occurred in the epicentral area and liquefaction occurred in some areas of Oakland 
	 and San Francisco.  Felt from Eureka to Los Angeles and east as far as Fallon, Nevada.  Also felt in highrise 
	 buildings in San Diego.  A small tsunami with maximum wave height (peak-to-trough) of 40 cm was recorded at 
	 Monterey.  The focal mechanism is moderately well controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting with a large 
	 strike-slip component.

OCT 18   14 57 22.4  39.893 N  113.884 E   10 D  5.1 5.3   1.3  125  NORTHEASTERN CHINA.  Mo=1.4*10**17 Nm (HRV).  At least 
								     29 people killed, 150 injured and about 27,500 houses 
								     damaged in the Datong-Yangyuan area. Felt at Beijing. 

OCT 27   21 04 51.8  11.022 S  162.350 E   25 G  6.1 7.0   1.1  354  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Ms 7.1 (BRK), 6.8 (PAS).  
								     Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Mo=2.9*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Two 
								     events about 3 seconds apart.  Felt on San Cristobal 
								     and (IV) on Guadalcanal.  Minor landslide and ground 
								     fissure at Mwaniwaro Village, Santa Catalina.  The 
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
								     to reverse faulting.

OCT 29   05 25 38.2  39.571 N  143.333 E   10 G  6.0 6.6   1.0  409  OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 6.4 (PAS), 6.1            
                                                                     (BRK).  Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Felt (III JMA) at Hachinohe, Miyako, Morioka, Ofunato 
								     and Sakata; (II JMA) at Akita, Aomori, Sendai, 
                                                                     Ishinomaki and Mutsu. Felt from central Honshu to      
                                                                     Hokkaido. Small tsunami recorded with maximum wave     
                                                                     heights 11 cm at Ofunato, 10 cm at Ayukawa, 6 cm at 
                                                                     Miyako and 3 cm at Hachinohe.  The focal mechanism is
								     poorly controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.

OCT 29   19 09 12.9  36.788 N    2.448 E    6 G  5.7 5.7   1.2  461  ALGERIA. Ms 5.9 (PAS).  Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=9.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  At least 30 people killed, 
								     245 injured and damage (VIII) in the Cherchell-Tifaza 
								     area.  Felt (IV) in the Balearic Islands, Spain.  The
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds to
								     strike-slip faulting with a moderate reverse component.

OCT 29   19 21 52.4  36.745 N    2.443 E   10 G  5.4 5.6   1.1  367  ALGERIA. Additional casualties and damage in the              
                                                                     Cherchell-Tifaza area.                                 

NOV 01   18 25 34.9  39.837 N  142.760 E   29 G  6.4 7.4   1.1  550  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 7.4 (BRK), 7.1           
                                                                     (PAS).  MO=1.3*10**20 Nm (PPT).  Mo=8.8*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (HRV).  Felt (IV JMA) at Aomori and 
								     Morioka, (III JMA) at Misawa and (I JMA) at Yamagata.  
								     Also felt (I JMA) in parts of Hokkaido.  Tsunami 
								     generated with wave heights 56 cm at Miyako, 34 cm 
								     at Ayukawa, 24 cm at Hachinohe and 20 cm at Ofunato.  
							             The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate 
								     left-lateral strike-slip component.

NOV 20   03 21 07.8  29.882 N  106.804 E   33 N  5.2 4.7   0.9  177  SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA. Four people killed, 161              
                                                                     injured and at least 1,000 homes destroyed in Jiangbei 
                                                                     County.                                                

NOV 20   04 19 04.6  29.892 N   57.718 E   18 D  5.6 5.7   1.1  312  SOUTHERN IRAN. Ms 5.5 (BRK).  Mo=8.2*10**17 Nm (HRV).
								     At least 3 people killed, 45 injured and damage in the 
								     Shahdad area.     

NOV 29   01 00 14.8  15.808 S   73.242 W   71 G  6.1       1.1  366  SOUTHERN PERU. mb 6.5 (PAS), 6.1 (BRK).  
								     Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).  Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Felt (IV) at Arequipa.  The 
								     focal mechanism is poorly controlled and corresponds 
								     to reverse faulting with a moderate strike-slip 	
								     component.

DEC 09   20 38 08.5   0.141 N  123.340 E  151 G  6.2       1.1  427  MINAHASSA PENINSULA. mb 6.8 (PAS).  Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm 
								     (PPT).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
								     The focal mechanism is poorly controlled and 
								     corresponds to reverse faulting with a moderate 
								     left-lateral strike-slip component. 

DEC 15   18 43 45.0   8.337 N  126.729 E   24 G  6.2 7.3   1.4  204  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Ms 7.4 (BRK), 6.9 (PAS).        
                                                                     Mo=4.0*10**20 Nm (PPT).  Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (HRV).  
								     Mo=2.3*10**20 Nm (PAR).  Two events about 10.5 seconds 
								     apart.  At least one person killed and many injured on 
								     Mindanao.  Damage (VII RF) at Bislig.  Felt (VI RF) at 
								     Cotabato and Davao and (I RF) at Dipolog.  Also felt 
								     (IV RF) on Camiguin, (III RF) on Cebu and (I RF) in 
								     southeastern Luzon.  The focal mechanism is poorly
								     controlled and corresponds to reverse faulting.  

DEC 27   23 26 57.0  32.967 S  151.619 E   10 G  5.4       1.0  132  NEAR SOUTHEAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA. MD 5.5 (CNB). 
								     Twelve people killed, more than 100 injured and 
	 estimated 1.1 billion U.S. dollars damage (VIII) caused in the Newcastle area.  Damage occurred as far away as 
	 Liverpool, Scone and Gladstone.  Felt in a 200,000 sq. km area of New South Wales and the Australian Capital 
	 Territory from Albury and Cooma to Coffs Harbour and Inverell and as far west as Narromine. Also felt by    
	 people in highrise buildings in Gold Coast and Melbourne.  Believed to be the first earthquake in Australian 
	 history that has caused deaths.             

DEC 30   23 18 51.6   3.406 S  145.966 E   38 D  5.6 6.6   1.3  144  NEAR NORTH COAST OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Ms 7.0 (BRK), 
								     6.4 (PAS).  Mo=1.6*10**19 (PPT).  Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm 
								     (HRV).  Felt (III) on Karkar and Manam. 




				OTHER NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES - 1989



DEC 25   14 24 32.6  60.080 N   73.445 W    5 G  6.2 6.3  0.8  465  NORTHERN QUEBEC.  MS 6.2 (BRK), 6.2 (PAS), mbLg 6.1
								    (OTT).  Felt strongly at Kuujjuaq.