Significant Earthquakes of the World

1992

                                                                                                   FINAL
				   SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1992

Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities, injuries or substantial damage.
   BRK--Berkeley.  PAS--Pasadena.  

 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


FEB 01   19 04 04.5  35.106 N  139.644 E  100 D  5.6       0.9  436  NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. mb 5.7 (BRK).                 
								     Mo=5.5*10**17 (HRV).  Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
								     Thirty-seven people injured and damage (V
                                                                     JMA) in the Tokyo area. Felt (IV JMA) at Chiba,        
                                                                     Kanagawa and Oshima; (III JMA) at Kofu, Mito,          
                                                                     Utsunomiya and Yokohama; (II JMA) at Maebashi. 
								     Felt as far north as Fukushima.                                

FEB 04   01 58 39.7*  7.138 S  109.067 E   58 *  5.0 4.4   1.1   24  JAWA, INDONESIA. Mo=4.5*10**16 (HRV).  One person 
								     injured, 800 houses destroyed, 700 damaged and 
								     1,500 families left homeless in the Brebes area. 

FEB 13   01 29 13.1  15.894 S  166.318 E   10 G  6.1 6.8   1.2  381  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=1.8*10**19 (HRV). 
								     Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Felt at Port Vila. 

FEB 14   17 28 23.0& 26.420 S   27.430 E    5 G                   2  REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. <MACRO>. mbLg 3.4 (BUL). 
								     Four people killed and 4 others injured at the Western 
								     Deep Levels South Mine near Carltonville.                   

FEB 27   20 05 23.8   6.191 S  147.576 E   39 G  5.9 6.6   1.1  260  EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G. Ms 6.5 (BRK).                 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 (HRV).  Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (PPT).  
								     Felt at Lae. 

MAR 02   12 29 39.5  52.915 N  159.886 E   39 G  6.5 6.8   1.1  611  OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. Ms 6.7 (BRK).                    
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at                    
                                                                     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. 
                                                                      
MAR 04   03 49 54.8   3.008 S  147.882 E   19 G  6.0 6.5   1.3  299  BISMARCK SEA. Ms 6.4 (BRK). Mo=3.8*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
MAR 04   11 57 53.0  31.726 N   50.778 E   18 D  4.9 4.6   1.2  213  NORTHERN IRAN.  Mo=5.7*10**16 Nm (HRV).  At least 
								     6 people killed, 50 injured and 300 homes destroyed 
								     in the Lordegan-Ardal area.  Landslides blocked 
								     roads in the epicentral region.     

MAR 07   01 53 37.7  10.210 N   84.323 W   79 G  6.2       1.0  572  COSTA RICA. MD 5.6 (SJR), 5.6 (UPA). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm 
								     (GS).  Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
								     One person died of a heart attack and damage at 
								     San Jose. Felt strongly throughout Costa Rica. Felt    
                                                                     (III) at Changuinola and David, Panama. 
                                                                     
MAR 13   17 18 39.9  39.710 N   39.605 E   27 D  6.2 6.8   1.1  584  TURKEY. Ms 6.9 (BRK).  M0=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Mo=5.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). At 
								     least 498 people killed, 2,000 injured, some missing; 
								     2,200 houses heavily damaged at Erzincan. Landslides 
								     and avalanches blocked a number of roads in the 
								     epicentral area. Felt strongly in many parts of 
								     northeastern Turkey. 
                                                                     
MAR 15   16 16 24.2  39.532 N   39.929 E   21 D  5.5 5.8   1.2  367  TURKEY. MD 6.0 (ISK). Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=7.6*10**17 Nm (HRV).  Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).  
                                                                     Additional damage in the Erzincan area. Felt strongly  
                                                                     in the epicentral area.                                

APR 03   03 19 51.4   5.696 S  151.164 E   27 G  5.8 6.5   0.9  434  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Ms 6.9 (BRK). ML 6.6 (RAB),        
                                                                     6.2 (PMG). Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm 
								     (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).  Felt (IV) at Rabaul.
                                                                     
APR 06   13 54 40.2  50.724 N  130.092 W   20 G  6.0 6.8   1.0  322  VANCOUVER ISLAND REGION. Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  
								     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt         
                                                                     at Port Hardy and Port McNeill, British Columbia. 
                                                                     
APR 13   01 20 00.8  51.153 N    5.798 E   21 D  5.5 5.2   1.2  404  THE NETHERLANDS. ML 5.9 (BNS), 5.9 (UCC), 5.8 (STR),          
                                                                     5.8 (BGS), 5.5 (LDG). MD 5.8 (VIE). Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm 
	 (HRV).  One person died of a heart attack at Bonn, Germany.  Twenty people injured and some buildings damaged 
	 (VIII) at Roermond, Netherlands and 25 people injured and some buildings damaged (VII) at Heinsberg, Germany.  
	 Damaged also reported at Bonn and Koln, Germany and in Limburg Province, Belgium. Felt strongly in many parts of 
	 northwestern Germany, eastern Belgium and southern Netherlands. Felt in northeastern France.  Also felt throughout 
	 much of southeastern England and in the Liverpool-Manchester area, United Kingdom.             

APR 23   04 50 23.2& 33.961 N  116.318 W   12    5.7 6.3        392  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. ML 6.1 (PAS).                   
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
	 Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).  Thirty-two people were treated for minor injuries. Light to moderate damage (VII) at  
	 Joshua Tree and (VI) at Angelus Oaks, Banning, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, Palm Desert, 
	 Palm Springs, Pioneertown, Rancho Mirage, Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. Felt strongly in many parts of 
	 southern California. Felt from San Diego, California to Las Vegas, Nevada and from Santa Barbara, California to 
	 Yuma, Arizona. Also felt at Phoenix, Arizona and in Baja California, Mexico. 
                                                                     
APR 23   15 32 49.1  22.418 N   98.852 E   10 D  5.9 6.3   1.1  406  MYANMAR-CHINA BORDER REGION. Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).
							  	     Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).  One child injured and slight 
								     damage in Yunnan Province, China. Felt in northern 
								     Thailand and by people in tall buildings in Bangkok, 
								     Thailand. Also felt in Myanmar.  

APR 25   18 06 04.2& 40.368 N  124.316 W   15    6.3 7.1        735  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. <GM-P>. 
								     Mo=5.1*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=6.7*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
	 Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Ninety-eight people injured and considerable damage in southwestern Humboldt County. 
	 Preliminary estimate of damage in this area from the series of earthquakes is 66 million U.S. dollars. Maximum 
	 intensities (VIII) at Ferndale, Honeydew, Petrolia, Rio Dell and Scotia; (VII) at Fortuna and Loleta; (VI) at 
	 Eureka. Landslides and rockfalls occurred in the Honeydew-Petrolia area. Liquefaction was noted in areas of the 
	 Eel and Mattole River Valleys.  Felt throughout much of northern California as far south as San Francisco and 
	 southeast to Carson City and Reno, Nevada. Also felt in many areas of southern Oregon. Strong-motion records 
	 indicate peak horizontal accelerations of 1.3g at Cape Mendocino and 0.69g at Petrolia. A tsunami was generated 
	 with maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 1.1 m. at Crescent City, 0.2 m. at Arena Cove and 0.17 m. at Pt. 
	 Reyes, California; 0.2 m. at Port Orford, Oregon; 0.15 m. at Kahului and 0.1 m. at Hilo, Hawaii. 

APR 26   07 41 39.7& 40.415 N  124.603 W   20    5.9 6.6        644  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. <GM-P>. 
								     Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). This 
								     earthquake caused additional damage in the Ferndale, 
								     Fortuna and Petrolia areas.  A fire caused by a broken 
								     gas main destroyed much of the business district of 
								     Scotia. Felt throughout much of northern California. 

APR 26   11 18 25.7& 40.378 N  124.575 W   22    6.5 6.6        757  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. <GM-P>. 
								     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).  
								     Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). This earthquake caused additional 
								     damage in the Ferndale, and Petrolia areas.  Felt 
								     throughout much of northern California, south as far as 
								     Salinas, Santa Cruz and San Francisco.  Also felt in 
								     southern Oregon. 
                                                                     
MAY 12   18 05 42.6  16.524 S  172.367 W   15 G  6.4 6.8   1.1  583  SAMOA ISLANDS REGION. Ms 7.0 (BRK).  Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm 
								     (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).  Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
								     Felt in American Samoa and Western Samoa. 
                                                                    
MAY 15   07 05 05.3   6.075 S  147.572 E   58 G  6.2       1.1  420  EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G. Ms 7.1 (BRK).                 
                                                                     Mo=7.7*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Mo=6.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Slight damage at Lae. 
                                                                          
MAY 15   08 08 02.9  41.019 N   72.429 E   50 *  5.7 6.2   1.0  406  KYRGYZSTAN. Three people killed, 5,500 houses                 
                                                                     completely destroyed and more than 4,000 houses damaged
                                                                     (VII) in the Osh area. Felt (VI) at Andizhan, (V) at   
                                                                     Fergana, (IV) at Namangan and (III) at Tashkent,       
                                                                     Uzbekistan. Also felt (III) at Dzhambul and (II) at    
                                                                     Chimkent and Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. Landslides reported 
                                                                     at Karasu and Uzgen.                                   
                                                                     
MAY 17   09 49 19.1   7.239 N  126.645 E   33 G  6.2 7.1   1.2  533  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Ms 7.0 (BRK).                   
                                                                     Mo=4.4*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
								     Mo=7.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V RF) at Bislig, (IV RF) 
                                                                     at Cagayan de Oro, (III RF) at Palo and (II RF) at     
                                                                     Mactan. 
                                                                      
MAY 17   10 15 31.3   7.191 N  126.762 E   33 N  6.4 7.5   1.1  480  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Ms 7.5 (BRK).                   
                                                                     Mo=9.9*10**19 Nm (GS).  Mo=8.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
								     Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (PPT). Some minor damage at Tandag 
								     and Bislig. Felt (V RF) at Cagayan de Oro, (III RF) 
								     at Palo and (II RF) at Mactan. Small tsunami generated.        
                                                                     
MAY 19   01 26 44.6  13.842 N   44.030 E   10 G  4.5       0.8   43  WESTERN ARABIAN PENINSULA. Several people injured and         
                                                                     at least 20 houses destroyed in the Sanaa Mountain     
                                                                     area, Yemen.                                           

MAY 20   12 20 32.8  33.377 N   71.317 E   16 G  6.0 6.0   1.1  432  PAKISTAN.  Mo=2.7*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm 
								     (HRV). At least 36 people killed and 100 injured in 
								     the Peshawar and Kohat Districts, including 20 people 
								     killed at Shakkar Khel. At least 400 houses destroyed 
								     in the Kohat District. Felt at Islamabad and Lahore. 
								     Also felt in the Srinagar area, Kashmir and in parts 
								     of northern India. 

MAY 21   04 59 57.5  41.604 N   88.813 E    0 G  6.5 5.0   0.8  585  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Probable underground nuclear        
                                                                     explosion.                                             

MAY 25   16 55 04.1  19.613 N   77.872 W   23 G  6.3 6.9   0.9  492  CUBA REGION. Ms 7.0 (BRK). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).
								     Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Forty people injured and more 
								     than 820 buildings damaged in the Pilon-Manzanillo area. 
								     Felt at Guantanamo and in most of eastern Cuba as far 
								     away as Sancti Spiritus. Also felt on Jamaica. 
                                                                     
MAY 27   05 13 38.8  11.122 S  165.239 E   19 G  6.3 7.0   0.9  456  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Ms 7.3 (BRK). Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt 
								     strongly at Lata Station, Santa Cruz. A small tsunami 
								     was observed. 

JUN 25   06 30 51.0  28.314 S  176.716 W   20 G  6.1 6.5   1.2  398  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt         
                                                                     (IV) on Raoul Island. 
                                                                     
JUN 28   11 57 34.1& 34.201 N  116.436 W    1    6.2 7.6        523  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. Mo=6.7*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**20 Nm (PPT).
	 One person was killed at Yucca Valley, two people died of heart attacks, more than 400 people were injured and
	 substantial damage occurred in the Landers-Yucca Valley area. Maximum intensity IX. Preliminary estimate of    
	 damage for this earthquake plus the following magnitude 6.7 event at 1505 UTC is 92 million U.S. dollars. Felt 
	 throughout southern California, southern Nevada, western Arizona and southern Utah. Felt in high-rise buildings 
	 as far north as Boise, Idaho and as far east as Albuquerque, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado. Surface faulting 
	 observed along a 70-kilometer segment from Joshua Tree to near Barstow with as much as 5.5 meters of horizontal 
	 displacement and as much as 1.8 meters of vertical displacement. Seiches were reported as far north as Lake Union, 
	 Washington and as far east as Aurora, Colorado and Corpus Christi, Texas.         
                                                                     
JUN 28   15 05 30.7& 34.203 N  116.827 W    5 G  6.3 6.7        464  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Some people injured, substantial 
								     damage and landslides in the Big Bear Lake and Big Bear 
								     City areas. Maximum intensity VIII. Felt throughout much 
								     of southern California and in parts of southern Nevada 
								     and western Arizona. 
                                                                     

JUL 09   01 43 57.6& 34.239 N  116.837 W    0    5.6 5.2        272  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. MD 5.3 (PAS). ML 5.7            
                                                                     (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 16 people 
								     injured in the Big Bear Lake area. Slight damage (VI) 
								     at Angelus Oaks, Big Bear City, Rimforest and Sugarloaf. 
								     Felt (V) at Crest Park, Forest Falls, Highland, La 
								     Quinta, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Placentia, Ramona, 
								     Santa Ana, Skyforest, Twin Peaks and Victorville. Felt 
								     in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and 
								     San Diego Counties. Rockfalls and landslides occurred 
								     in the Big Bear Lake area. 
                                                                     
JUL 10   09 31 27.5  44.695 N  149.482 E   20 G  6.2 6.5   1.0  575  KURIL ISLANDS. Ms 6.1 (BRK). Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).          
                                                                     
JUL 14   04 26 26.6  39.255 N   41.754 E   18 D  4.5       1.3   73  TURKEY. Fifteen houses collapsed and 27 houses slightly       
                                                                     damaged at Halilcavus, Hinis, Kizilahmet, Kongur,      
                                                                     Ovacevirme, Parmaksiz and Suvaran. Felt at Erzurum, Mus
                                                                     and Varto.                                             

JUL 18   08 36 58.7  39.419 N  143.330 E   29 G  6.2 6.9   1.0  506  OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Ms 7.0 (BRK).                
                                                                     Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
								     Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (III JMA) at Aomori,      
                                                                     Hachinohe, Ishinomaki, Miyako, Sakata and Sendai; (II  
                                                                     JMA) at Akita and Fukushima; (I JMA) at Kofu, Tokyo,   
                                                                     Tateyama and Utsunomiya, Honshu. Also felt (II JMA) at 
                                                                     Kushiro, Nemuro and Obihiro, Hokkaido. Tsunami         
                                                                     generated with maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) of
                                                                     46 cm. at Ofunato, 42 cm. at Miyako, 28 cm. at Aikawa  
                                                                     and 24 cm. at Hachinohe. 
                                                                     
JUL 20   07 46 46.7  78.562 N    5.523 E   10 G  5.7 6.3   1.5  249  SVALBARD REGION. Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT).        

AUG 02   05 50 11.6   0.883 S  127.582 E   19 G  5.8 6.1   1.1  288  HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (GS).
								     Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
AUG 07   18 19 20.4  57.589 N  142.846 W   14 G  6.3 6.6   1.0  579  GULF OF ALASKA. ML 6.4 (AEIC). Ms 6.7 (BRK).                  
                                                                     Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
	 Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt strongly at Yakutat. Felt (V) at Fort Richardson; (IV) at Cooper Landing, Pelican
	 and Whittier; (III) at Chitina, Chugiak, Cordova, Elfin Cove, Juneau, Karluk, Larsen Bay, Moose Pass, Petersburg, 
	 Skagway and Skwentna; (II) at Anchorage. Felt throughout much of southern and southeastern Alaska. Also felt at 
	 Carcross and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada and at Pleasant Camp, British Columbia, Canada. 
                                                                     
AUG 19   02 04 37.4  42.142 N   73.575 E   27 G  6.6 7.4   1.1  636  KYRGYZSTAN. Ms 7.5 (BRK). Mo=9.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=7.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). An          
	 estimated 75 people killed, including 14 killed by landslides in Toluk. Several villages, including Toluk, were 
	 destroyed (IX) in the Susamyrtau Mountains and at least 8,200 dwellings were destroyed. Felt (VII) at Andizhan, 
	 Chimion and Namangan, Uzbekistan. Structural damage (VI) occurred to buildings at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Felt (VI) 
	 at Angren, Fergana and Tashkent, Uzbekistan and at Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Also felt (VI) at Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan; (V) at 
	 Samarkand and Yangiyul, Uzbekistan and Khodzhent, Tajikistan; (IV) at Dushanbe, Kulyab, Nurek and Pendzhikent, 
	 Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan; (III) at Cholpon-Ata and Przhevalsk, Kyrgyzstan. Elevation changes of up to 4 
	 meters observed in the Susamyr Valley. Liquefaction occurred in the epicentral area. 

AUG 19   03 20 27.9  42.104 N   73.237 E   19 D  6.1 6.6   1.1  377  KYRGYZSTAN                                                    

AUG 28   00 50 50.4  29.087 N   66.740 E    9 D  5.5 5.5   1.3  299  PAKISTAN. Mo=2.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least four people 
								     killed, several injured and many houses destroyed in 
								     the Kalat area. Felt at Khuzdar, Manguchar, Mastung 
								     and Quetta.
                                                                     
AUG 28   18 18 46.4   0.965 S   13.562 W   16 G  6.3 7.0   1.0  578  NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND. Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=2.3*10**19 
								     Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

SEP 02   00 16 01.6  11.742 N   87.340 W   45 G  5.3 7.2   1.3  212  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA. Ms 7.4 (BRK). Mo=3.4*10**20 
								     Nm (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 116 people 
	 killed, more than 68 missing and over 13,500 left homeless in Nicaragua. At least 1,300 houses and 185 fishing 
	 boats were destroyed along the west coast of Nicaragua. Total damage in Nicaragua is estimated at between 20 and 
	 30 million U.S. dollars. Some damage was also reported in Costa Rica. Most of the casualties and damage were 
	 caused by a tsunami affecting the west coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, reaching heights of up to 8 meters. 
	 The tsunami ran inland 1,000 meters at Masachapa, Nicaragua. Maximum wave heights (in cm. peak-to-trough) at 
	 selected tide stations were as follows: 111 at Baltra Island, 83 at Easter Island, 28 at Socorro Island, 18 at 
	 La Libertad, Ecuador, 10 at Valparaiso, Chile and 10 at Hilo, Hawaii. Felt in Chinandega and Leon Departments, 
	 Nicaragua. Also felt at Crucero, Managua and San Marcos, Nicaragua and at San Jose, Costa Rica. 
                                                                     
SEP 08   00 38 15.4  29.134 N   52.187 E   18 D  5.2 4.7   1.0  276  SOUTHERN IRAN. One person killed and 11 injured in 
								     the Firuzabad area. Also 200 houses and 3 bridges 
								     were destroyed and landslides blocked roads in the          
                                                                     epicentral area. Damage reported at Bonu, Darenjan,    
                                                                     Giah Zar and Meygoli. Felt at Kazerun and Shiraz.      

SEP 11   03 57 26.5   6.087 S   26.651 E   11 G  6.7 6.5   1.0  642  ZAIRE. Ms 7.0 (BRK). Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
								     Eight people killed, 37 injured and several buildings        
                                                                     destroyed at Kabalo. Felt at Bujumbura, Burundi. 
                                                                     
SEP 26   22 15 57.5   1.289 N  129.118 E   28 D  5.9 6.5   1.2  270  HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=8.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
SEP 30   05 34 00.3  51.281 N  178.037 W   33 N  6.1 6.6   1.0  592  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. ML 5.8 (PMR). Ms 6.8          
                                                                     (BRK). Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
								     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) on Adak and (II) on 
								     Amchitka. 
                                                                     
OCT 11   19 24 26.2  19.247 S  168.948 E  129 G  6.4 6.8   1.1  605  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=5.3*10**19
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**20 
								     Nm (PPT). Felt (VIII) on Erromango and Tanna; 
								     (VI) at Port Vila. 
                                                                 
OCT 12   13 09 55.5  29.778 N   31.144 E   22 G  5.9 5.3   1.2  527  EGYPT. MD 5.3 (HLW). Mo=5.0*10**17 Nm (GS). 
								     Mo=5.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 552 people killed, 
								     more than 9,929 injured and 8,300 buildings damaged 
								     or destroyed in the Cairo area. Preliminary estimates 
								     of damage about 300 million U.S. dollars. Felt in much 
								     of Egypt from Alexandria to Aswan and in Israel from 
								     Elat to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. 
                                                                     
OCT 15   22 37 05.9  14.537 S  166.711 E   25 D  6.2 6.7   1.4  524  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm
                                                                     (GS). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT).        
                                                                     
OCT 17   02 51 50.9  19.226 S  169.553 E   12 G  5.8 6.3   1.3  334  VANUATU ISLANDS. Ms 7.0 (BRK). Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm
								     (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (PPT).        
                                                                     
OCT 17   08 32 40.5   6.845 N   76.806 W   14 G  6.2 6.7   1.0  494  NORTHERN COLOMBIA. Ms 7.0 (BRK). Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
								     About 20 people injured and 90 percent of the 
								     buildings destroyed at Murindo. Felt throughout        
                                                                     northwestern Colombia from Cali and Bogota to Cesar    
                                                                     Department. 
                                                                     
OCT 18   15 11 59.1   7.075 N   76.862 W   10 G  6.6 7.3   1.3  544  NORTHERN COLOMBIA. Ms 7.4 (BRK). Mo=8.4*10**19 Nm
								     (GS). Mo=5.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**20 Nm (PPT). 
	 One person killed, 50 injured and damage in the Murindo-Apartado-Medellin area. At least 10 people killed, 65 
	 injured and 1,500 homeless by the explosion of a mud volcano in the San Pedro de Uraba area. Slight damage at 
	 Bogota. Felt in much of northwestern Colombia and as far south as Cali. Felt strongly in Darien Province, Panama. 
	 Also felt (IV) on the Azuero Peninsula and at Panama City, Panama. Felt at Caracas and Valencia, Venezuela. Also 
	 felt on Aruba. Landslides occured in the epicentral area. Liquefaction was observed in the Murindo area and as far 
	 north as Apartado. A small island emerged from the Caribbean Sea off San Juan de Uraba. 
                                                                     
OCT 22   09 04 23.4  30.227 S  177.205 W   26 G  6.0 6.6   1.2  268  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. Ms 7.2 (BRK).                  
                                                                     Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
								     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV) on Raoul Island. 
                                                                     
OCT 22   17 39 00.6  29.755 N   31.535 E   10 G  4.5       0.8   31  EGYPT. MD 4.2 (HLW), 4.1 (RYD). Four people killed and        
                                                                     at least 50 injured in the Cairo area.                 

OCT 22   23 08 27.1  30.125 S  177.000 W   16 G  5.7 6.4   1.1  254  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. Ms 6.5 (BRK).                  
                                                                     Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
OCT 23   09 11 09.0  31.355 N    4.318 W   29 D  5.3 5.2   1.1  316  MOROCCO. MD 5.2 (RBA). mbLg 5.0 (MDD). Mo=2.4*10**17 Nm
								     (HRV). At least two people killed at Rissani. Felt (VI) 
								     at Rissani and (V) at Erfoud. Felt throughout much of 
								     Morocco from Fes to Marrakech. 

OCT 23   13 04 40.7   5.352 S  152.616 E   31 D  5.8 6.5   1.0  287  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Ms 7.0 (BRK). Mo=5.1*10**18
								     Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV) at Rabaul.
                                                                     
OCT 23   23 19 45.2  42.589 N   45.104 E   16 G  6.1 6.5   1.0  591  EASTERN CAUCASUS. Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm 
								     (GS). Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.3*10**18 Nm 
	 (OBN). At least one person killed, 10 injured and several houses damaged (VIII) in the Barisakho-Kazbegi area, 
	 Georgia. Landslides reported in the epicentral area. Felt (VI) at Tskhinvali and Bakuriani; (V) at Tbilisi and 
	 Kutaisi, Georgia. Felt (V) at Groznyy and Vladikavkaz; (IV) at Sochi and Pyatigorsk, Russia. Also felt (IV) at 
	 Akstafa and Kazakh; (III) at Tauz and Tsey, Azerbaijan. 
                                                                     
OCT 24   08 23 01.1  29.536 S  177.279 W   19 G  5.8 6.2   1.2  281  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. Ms 6.6 (BRK).                  
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).
								     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV) on Raoul Island.     

NOV 02   15 13 25.8  46.727 N    8.328 E    0 G  4.2       1.2  108  SWITZERLAND. ML 4.0 (GRF), 3.8 (LDG), 3.5 (STR), 3.4          
                                                                     (ROM). MD 3.7 (VIE), 3.4 (LJU). Six people killed by   
                                                                     the accidental explosion of an ammunitions cavern.     

NOV 08   03 43 20.4  15.727 S  179.703 W   10    5.7 6.5   1.3  340  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=8.3*10**18 Nm
								     (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt in eastern            
                                                                     Vanua Levu and on Taveuni.                             
                                                                     
NOV 21   22 39 32.9  56.665 S   26.405 W   20 G  5.9 6.6   1.1  235  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION. Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).

NOV 28   03 13 33.3  31.330 S   71.992 W   12 G  5.8 6.5   1.0  337  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt (V) at La Ligua, Los        
                                                                     Andes, San Felipe, La Serena, Llaillay, Valparaiso and 
                                                                     San Antonio; (III) at Santiago and Rancagua; (II) at   
                                                                     Copiapo. Felt (IV) at Mendoza, Argentina. 

DEC 09   20 29 47.1  40.058 N   45.312 E   16 D  4.8 4.5   1.2  110  EASTERN CAUCASUS. Some houses destroyed (VII) in 
								     the Taratumb area; also damage at Karmrashen, Armenia. 
								     A landslide blocked 500 meters of highway in the 
								     epicentral area, Armenia. Felt (V) at Kelbadzhar,      
                                                                     Yerevan and Abovyan, Armenia. Also felt in northwestern
                                                                     Iran.                                                  

DEC 12   05 29 26.3   8.480 S  121.896 E   28 G  6.5 7.5   1.4  457  FLORES REGION, INDONESIA. Ms 7.5 (BRK). Mo=1.4*10**20 
								     Nm (GS). Mo=5.1*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.0*10**20 Nm 
	 (PPT). At least 2,500 people killed or missing in the Flores region, including 1,490 at Maumere and 700 on Babi. 
	 More than 500 people were injured and 90,000 were left homeless. Nineteen people killed and 130 houses destroyed 
	 on Kalaotoa. Severe damage, with approximately 90 percent of the buildings destroyed at Maumere by the earthquake 
	 and tsunami; 50 to 80 percent of the structures on Flores were damaged or destroyed. Damage also occurred on Sumba 
	 and Alor. The tsunami on Flores ran inland as much as 300 meters with wave heights of 25 meters. Landslides and ground 
	 cracks were reported at several locations on the island. Felt (V) at Larantuka, Flores; (IV) at Waingapu, Sumba and 
	 Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi; (II) at Kupang, Timor. 
                                                                     
DEC 18   11 21 44.7  26.357 N  100.872 E   30 *  5.0 4.7   1.4   83  YUNNAN, CHINA. One person killed, 45 injured and              
                                                                     several houses damaged in Yongsheng County.            

DEC 20   20 52 47.2   6.582 S  130.393 E   78 G  6.6 7.0   1.2  602  BANDA SEA. Ms 7.0 (BRK). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=8.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (PPT). 
								     Felt in parts of northern Australia. 






Other Notable North American Earthquakes



JUN 29   10 14 22.2  36.705 N  116.293 W    9    5.6 5.4   0.9  262  CALIFORNIA-NEVADA BORDER REGION. Mo=4.8*10**17 Nm 
								     (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**17 Nm (PPT). Department of Energy 
								     buildings at the Nevada Test Site sustained considerable 
								     damage. Minor damage occurred at Beatty, Amargosa Valley 
								     and Mercury, Nevada. Felt at Las Vegas, Nevada.            

JUL 05   21 18 27.1& 34.583 N  116.319 W    0    5.3 5.2        218  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. ML 5.4 (PAS). Slight            
                                                                     damage (VI) at Big Bear City. Felt (V) at Covina,      
                                                                     Joshua Tree, La Quinta, Morongo Valley, Newberry       
                                                                     Springs, Palm Springs, Placentia, San Clemente,        
                                                                     Tehachapi and Temecula. Felt in Imperial, Kern, Los    
                                                                     Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San     
                                                                     Diego Counties. Also felt in parts of western Arizona. 

SEP 02   10 26 20.9& 37.090 N  113.472 W   15    5.7 5.6        342  UTAH. <SLC-P>. ML 5.9 (SLC). Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
								     Some damage (VI) at Cedar City, Hurricane, Kanab, 
	 New Harmony, Santa Clara, Springdale, St. George, Toquerville, Virgin and Washington. The earthquake triggered a 
	 large landslide which destroyed three houses at Springdale. Felt (V) at Glendale, Gunlock, Hatch, Kanarraville, 
	 La Verkin, Orderville, Panguitch and Rockville; (IV) at Alton, Beaver, Beryl, Brian Head, Bryce, Circleville, 
	 Enterprise, Escalante, Junction, Milford, Minersville, Modena, Mt. Carmel, Newcastle, Parowan, Richfield and 
	 Tropic. Felt (V) at Fredonia and Grand Canyon, Arizona. Felt (IV) at Bunkerville, Caliente, Logandale, Panaca 
	 and Pioche, Nevada. Also felt (IV) at Littlefield, Arizona. Felt throughout much of southwestern Utah, northwestern 
	 Arizona and southeastern Nevada as far north as Richfield, Utah and as far south as Flagstaff, Arizona. Felt west 
	 as far as Caliente and Pioche, Nevada and southwest to the Las Vegas, Nevada area.    

NOV 27   16 00 57.4& 34.340 N  116.900 W    2    5.1 4.8        151  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. ML 5.3 (PAS), 5.6 (BRK).        
                                                                     Mo=4.3*10**17 Nm (BRK). Slight damage (VI) at Big Bear 
	 City. Felt (V) at Apple Valley, Blue Jay, Fawnskin, Fontana, Gardena, Hesperia, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, 
	 Loma Linda, Oro Grande, Pioneertown, San Bernardino, South Pasadena and Yucaipa. Felt in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, 
	 Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties. Felt as far as Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. 



Compiled by Waverly J. Person