Significant Earthquakes of the World

1993

                                                             December 31, 1993  
               SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1993

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

    UTC TIME      LAT     LON    DEP   GS MAGS  SD STA REGION AND COMMENTS
    HR MN SEC                          MB  Msz    USED

 JAN 1993
 06 22:51:44.6   28.997   52.137  24 D 5.4 5.3 1.0 364 SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.4    
                (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). Severe damage in the             
                Firuzabad-Dadenjan area.                                        
 08 06:57:51.8% -28.028   26.800   5 G         0.5   7 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH        
                AFRICA. ML 2.7 (PRE). Six people killed and 7 injured in a mine 
                near Welkom.                                                    
 10 14:39:00.3  -59.274  -26.205  61 G 6.3     1.0 284 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS   
                REGION. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).          
                Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 13 17:11:07.5   17.955  -76.583  16 D 5.5 4.8 1.1 337 JAMAICA REGION. Mw 5.5   
                (HRV). MD 5.7 (UPA), 5.4 (HOJ). Mo=2.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). One     
                person killed and some damage (VII) in the Kingston area. Felt  
                strongly throughout much of Jamaica.                            
 15 11:06:05.9   43.300  143.691 102 G 6.9 7.1 1.5 203 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION.  
                Mw 7.5 (GS), 7.6 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=2.2*10**20 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=2.7*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Two people      
                killed, 614 injured and substantial damage (VI JMA) at Kushiro, 
                Hokkaido and Hachinohe, Honshu. Felt (V JMA) at Hiroo, Nemuro,  
                Obihiro, Otaru and Urakawa; (IV JMA) at Hakodate and Tomakomai; 
                (III JMA) at Sapporo, Hokkaido. Felt (IV JMA) at Aomori and     
                Morioka; (III JMA) at Akita, Fukushima, Sendai, Tokyo and       
                Yokohama, Honshu. Also felt (VII) on Shikotan and (VI) at       
                Kurilsk, Kuril Islands. Landslides and subsidence occurred in   
                the epicentral area.                                            
 19 14:39:26.1   38.649  133.465 448 G 6.0     0.9 657 SEA OF JAPAN. Mw 6.6     
                (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.2 (BRK). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).                                         
 26 20:32:06.9   23.027  101.062  33 N 5.4 5.6 1.0 254 YUNNAN, CHINA. Mw 5.6    
                (HRV). Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 66 people injured,      
                6,972 houses destroyed and 21,444 seriously damaged in          
                southwestern Yunnan Province.                                   
 27 10:27:05.6   32.104   60.088  33 N 5.1     1.1 139 NORTHERN IRAN. Three     
                people injured and 200 houses destroyed in the Nehbandan area.  
 31 19:33:34.4   25.905  101.535  33 N 4.9 4.5 1.1  75 YUNNAN, CHINA. ML 4.7    
                (BJI). Two people were killed and some houses were slightly     
                damaged in Dayao County.                                        

 FEB 1993
 07 13:27:42.0   37.634  137.245  11 G 6.3 6.2 0.9 673 NEAR WEST COAST OF       
                HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Ms 5.9 (BRK).            
                Mo=8.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm 
                (PPT). At least sixteen people injured and some damage in       
                Ishikawa, Toyama and Niigata Prefectures. Landslides occurred   
                at Suzu. Maximum intensity IV (JMA) reported at Wajima. Felt    
                throughout much of central Honshu.                              
 13 02:25:49.7    8.331   39.308  12 D 5.0 4.9 1.0  99 ETHIOPIA. Mw 5.3 (HRV).  
                Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). Some injuries and damage in the Nazret  
                area. Felt at Addis Ababa and Debre Zeyit.                      

 MAR 1993
 06 03:05:49.8  -10.972  164.181  20 G 6.1 7.1 1.2 304 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS       
                REGION. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=5.5*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=5.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt      
                (III) at Honiara, Guadalcanal.                                  
 06 10:02:06.9  -26.536 -177.355  18 G 5.9 6.6 1.2 274 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS.   
                Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=8.0*10**18 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=6.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 06 16:26:56.9  -11.062  163.386  25 D 5.7 6.6 1.1 207 SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 6.7  
                (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm   
                (PPT). Felt (III) at Honiara.                                   
 10 12:39:23.9  -59.700  -25.719  33 N 5.4 6.4 1.2 148 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS   
                REGION. Mw 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).     
 12 14:01:35.4  -14.385 -178.252  10 G 6.0 6.4 1.2 463 FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw  
                6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=4.6*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Five people     
                killed, more than 20 seriously injured and damage on Futuna     
                Island.                                                         
 15 16:08:57.8  -26.708  -70.918  29 G 6.0 6.2 1.1 399 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN   
                CHILE. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 5.9 (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm   
                (GS). Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Some      
                damage (VI) in the Chanaral-Copiapo-Taltal area. Felt (V) at    
                Vallenar; (IV) at Antofagasta, Mejillones, Sierra Gorda,        
                Tocopilla and Vicuna; (III) at Andacollo, Combarbala, La Serena 
                and Maria Elena; (II) at Calama, Coquimbo and Ovalle.           
 20 14:51:59.7   29.084   87.333  12 G 5.8 6.0 1.1 482 XIZANG. Mw 6.2 (HRV). Ms 
                5.8 (BRK). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). At   
                least two people killed, 3 seriously injured and damage in      
                Ngamring County. Felt at Xigaze. Also felt at Kathmandu, Nepal. 
 21 05:04:59.1  -18.042 -178.528 589 G 6.1     0.9 564 FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw  
                6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 6.5 (BRK). Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (HRV).                                         
 25 13:34:35.4&  45.035 -122.607  21   5.5 5.4     454 WASHINGTON-OREGON BORDER 
                REGION. Mw 5.6 (HRV). . ML 5.7 (SEA), 5.5 (BRK).         
                Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (BRK). Mo=3.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). Numerous people 
                were treated for minor injuries. Damage (VII) at Canby,         
                Molalla, Mount Angel and Newberg, Oregon. Slight damage (VI) at 
                Amity, Aurora, Boring, Cascadia, Dayton, Donald, Dundee,        
                Estacada, Grande Ronde, Lake Oswego, Mill City, Mulino, Oregon  
                City, Portland, Salem, Silverton and West Linn, Oregon. Also    
                damage to several bridges in the McMinnville, Oregon area.      
                Landslides were reported near Mount Hood, Oregon. Felt (V)      
                throughout a wide area of northwestern Oregon including         
                Brightwood, Corvallis, Dallas, Detroit, Government Camp,        
                Gresham, Hillsboro, Idanha, Mill City, Milwaukie, Nehalem,      
                Pacific City, Rainer and Sandy. Also felt (V) at Camas, Kalama  
                and Underwood, Washington. Felt south as far as Coos Bay,       
                Oregon and north to Seattle, Washington.                        
 26 11:58:15.1   37.589   21.391  10 G 5.2 5.2 1.2 215 SOUTHERN GREECE. Mw 5.4  
                (HRV). ML 4.8 (ATH), 4.8 (THE). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Two     
                people were slightly injured and damage in the Pirgos-Amalias   
                area. Felt in Akhaia, Arkadhia, Ilia, Messinia and Zakinthos    
                Provinces.                                                      
 26 22:52:46.9   30.692   50.886  30 D 5.1 4.8 1.2 259 NORTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.1    
                (HRV). Mo=5.2*10**16 Nm (HRV). Considerable damage in Bovir     
                Ahmadi va Kohkiluyeh Province.                                  

 APR 1993
 08 09:48:03.8*  37.902   47.985  10 G 4.7     1.3  12 NORTHWESTERN IRAN.       
                Several people injured in the Sarab-Ardabil area.               
 16 14:08:38.9  -17.778 -178.864 565 G 6.0     1.1 585 FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw  
                6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). mb 6.0 (BRK). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 18 09:16:23.2  -11.652  -76.530 106 G 6.0     1.0 513 CENTRAL PERU. Mw 6.3     
                (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 5.8 (BRK). Mo=2.7*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=2.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Six people killed, including 3 killed   
                by earthquake- induced landslides at Lima. Thirty houses        
                destroyed (VI) at Lima. Felt (V) at Chimbote and Huacho; (IV)   
                at Ica and Trujillo; (III) at Huancayo and Huaraz; (II) at      
                Chiclayo.                                                       
 19 21:01:48.9    4.015  128.204  24 G 6.1 6.7 1.2 439 NORTH OF HALMAHERA,      
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=1.5*10**19  
                Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (PPT).        

 MAY 1993
 10 09:15:08.6   40.347  -76.018   5 G         0.3   9 PENNSYLVANIA. mbLg 2.8   
                (GS). One person in the Reading area lost his balance because   
                of the earthquake, fell off his bicycle and was injured. Felt   
                (IV) at Reading and (III) at Hamburg and Shillington. Also felt 
                at West Reading, Whitfield and Wyomissing. This is believed to  
                be one of the smallest earthquakes in the United States for     
                which confirmed casualty reports have been received.            
 11 18:26:51.3    7.219  126.570  59 G 6.1 6.6 1.1 630 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE     
                ISLANDS. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=3.8*10**19 Nm 
                (GS). Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V   
                RF) at Bislig and Davao; (IV RF) at Cagayan de Oro and          
                Kidapawan; (III RF) at Cotabato. Also felt (III RF) at Palo,    
                Leyte and (II RF) on Camiguin Island.                           
 13 11:59:49.2&  55.177 -160.458  32 G 6.4 6.8     766 ALASKA PENINSULA. Mw 6.9 
                (GS), 6.9 (HRV). . Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (GS).   
                Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.5*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=2.9*10**19   
                Nm (PPT). Items knocked from shelves at Sand Point and King     
                Cove. Felt (VI) at Sand Point; (V) at Chignik, Chignik Lagoon,  
                False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon and Perryville; (IV) at    
                Cold Bay and Port Heiden; (III) at Akhiok and Akutan; (II) at   
                Kodiak.                                                         
 14 13:37:24.2  -26.834   26.666   5 G         1.3  12 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH        
                AFRICA. ML 3.8 (PRE). mbLg 3.6 (BUL). Some people possibly      
                killed in a mine explosion.                                     
 15 21:52:25.3   51.374 -178.669  32 G 6.2 6.6 1.1 661 ANDREANOF ISLANDS,       
                ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). ML 6.1 (PMR). Ms 6.3  
                (BRK). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm                  
                (HRV).Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) on Adak and (IV) on      
                Amchitka.                                                       
 16 21:44:48.9  -15.286 -173.332  21 G 6.1 6.7 1.2 515 TONGA ISLANDS. Mw 6.6    
                (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=8.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 17 16:02:53.1   -5.343  151.985  17 G 5.7 6.3 1.1 345 NEW BRITAIN REGION,      
                PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK).         
                Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm 
                (PPT). Felt (I) at Rabaul.                                      
 18 10:19:33.7   19.914  122.450 169 G 6.4     1.3 606 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS       
                REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.6 (BRK). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT).           
 24 23:51:28.2? -22.670  -66.540 221 G 6.6     0.8  37 JUJUY PROVINCE,          
                ARGENTINA. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). mb 6.6 (BRK). Mo=3.3*10**19  
                Nm (GS). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                in Jujuy, Salta and Tucuman Provinces. Also felt (V) in the     
                Antofagasta-Taltal-Calama area; (IV) at Mejillones, San Pedro   
                and Tocopilla; (III) at Iquique and (II) at Copiapo, Chile.     
                Felt (III) at Arequipa, Peru.                                   

 JUN 1993
 06 13:23:20.8   15.823  146.595  14 G 6.0 6.6 1.2 323 MARIANA ISLANDS. Mw 6.5  
                (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt on Saipan. 
 08 13:03:36.4   51.218  157.829  71 G 6.4 7.3 1.0 662 NEAR EAST COAST OF       
                KAMCHATKA. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.5 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=5.4*10**19  
                Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.8*10**10 Nm (OBN).        
                Mo=3.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Damage (VII) at Severo-Kurilsk. Felt    
                (VI) at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Maximum tsunami wave heights 
                (peak-to-trough) recorded at selected tide stations were as     
                follows: 12 cm. at Hilo, 10 cm. on Shemya, cm. on Midway Island 
                and 5 cm. at Haleiwa, Hawaii.                                   
 08 23:17:41.4  -31.560  -69.234 113 G 6.5     0.9 558 SAN JUAN PROVINCE,       
                ARGENTINA. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 6.4 (BRK). Mo=3.5*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                (VI) in Mendoza Province, Argentina. Felt (V) at Illapel, (IV)  
                at Valparaiso and (III) at Copiapo, La Serena, Quilloto and     
                Santiago, Chile. Also felt in Cordoba, La Rioja and San Juan    
                Provinces, Argentina.                                           
 18 11:52:51.6* -29.053 -176.753  16 G 6.2 6.7 1.2  55 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. 
                Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 18 17:57:46.6  -28.678 -176.893  11 D 5.9 6.7 1.1 322 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. 
                Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=7.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 22 16:32:43.7   30.149   50.814  33 N 5.5 4.8 0.9 293 NORTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.4    
                (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). Several people injured and at    
                least 70 homes destroyed in Bovir Ahmadi va Kohkiluyeh          
                Province. Landslides blocked roads in the epicentral area.      
 30 23:47:33.9  -20.836  172.957  13 G 5.9 6.7 1.3 270 VANUATU ISLANDS REGION.  
                Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm 
                (HRV). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).                                  

 JUL 1993
 10 20:40:58.9    9.821  -83.622  20 D 5.3 5.6 1.3 256 COSTA RICA. Mw 5.8       
                (HRV). MD 5.2 (HDC). Mo=6.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person was     
                killed, another died of heart attack and at least nine people   
                were injured in the Turrialba area. Damage occurred to homes    
                and buildings at Cartago and Turrialba. Landslides blocked      
                roads in the epicentral area. Felt throughout Costa Rica.       
 11 13:36:21.2  -25.304  -70.166  48 G 6.2 6.1 1.2 459 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN   
                CHILE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 5.8 (BRK). Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm   
                (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Slight    
                damage (VI) at Taltal. Felt (V) at Antofagasta, Chanaral,       
                Copiapo, Mejillones and Socaire; (IV) at Baquedano and Calama;  
                (III) at Caldera and Vallenar. Landslides occurred in the       
                epicentral area.                                                
 12 13:17:11.9   42.851  139.197  17 G 6.6 7.6 1.0 762 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION.  
                Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.7 (HRV). Ms 7.3 (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=4.7*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**21 Nm (PPT). At least 200    
                people were killed and 39 missing in the Hokkaido region,       
                including at least 165 killed on Okushiri. One person on a      
                fishing boat was killed off Aomori, Honshu. Three people were   
                missing from the southeast coast of Russia. Severe damage (V    
                JMA) was caused by the earthquake and accompanying fires,       
                landslides and tsunami in southwestern Hokkaido. 540 houses     
                were destroyed and 1,834 others were damaged. Approximately 600 
                fishing boats were damaged or lost off western Japan,           
                southeastern Russia and South Korea. Tsunami wave heights as    
                high as 30.6 meters was reported along the southwest coast of   
                Okushiri Island, 10 meters along the west coast of Hokkaido, 3  
                meters at Nakhodka, Russia, 2 meters along the northeast coast  
                of South Korea and nearly 1 meter at Aomori, Honshu. The        
                tsunami affected much of the southeastern coast of Russia and   
                also caused damage to a factory at Kamenka, Sakhalin Island.    
 14 12:31:49.4   38.224   21.756  23 D 5.3 5.5 1.3 412 GREECE. Mw 5.6 (HRV). MD 
                5.5 (VIE), 5.2 (HLW), 5.0 (ATH). ML 4.9 (TIR), 4.8 (THE).       
                Mo=3.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least five people were injured and   
                200 buildings were damaged at Patras. Felt as far as Attiki     
                Province.                                                       
 22 04:57:07.0    6.470  -71.210  20 G 6.1 5.9 1.1 557 NORTHERN COLOMBIA. Mw    
                6.1 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Ms 5.6 (BRK). Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Two people      
                killed, some injured and many houses destroyed at Puerto        
                Rondon, Puerto Colombia. Felt strongly in northeastern Colombia 
                and western Venezuela. Also felt at Bogota, Colombia and        
                Caracas, Venezuela.                                             

 AUG 1993
 01 00:20:40.5   15.385   31.690  13 D 5.2 5.1 1.1 241 SUDAN. Mw 5.5 (HRV).     
                Mo=2.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least two people killed, nine        
                injured and damage in the Khartoum area.                        
 04 11:31:18.0   -1.629   99.615  32 G 5.9 6.3 1.0 434 SOUTHERN SUMATERA,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.2 (BRK). Mo=6.2*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                strongly in the Padang area.                                    
 07 17:53:24.2  -23.866  179.846 523 G 6.0     1.0 524 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS.   
                Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 5.9 (BRK). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 07 19:42:41.9   41.985  139.839  14 G 6.2 6.1 0.9 587 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION.  
                Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Ms 5.6 (BRK). Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (V JMA) on 
                Okushiri. Also felt on Hokkaido.                                
 08 08:34:24.9   12.982  144.801  59 G 7.1 8.0 1.1 438 SOUTH OF MARIANA         
                ISLANDS. Mw 7.5 (GS), 7.8 (HRV). Ms 8.2 (BRK). Mo=2.2*10**20 Nm 
                (GS). Mo=5.2*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.8*10**20 Nm (OBN).           
                Mo=9.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Forty-eight people injured on Guam.     
                Extensive damage (IX) to hotels in the Tumon Bay area. Cracks   
                tens of meters long and 25-50 cm wide, caused by liquefaction   
                in the underlying soil, damaged facilities at the commercial    
                port and naval base at Apra Harbor. Damage (VII) occurred at    
                several locations in the northern half of the island. One end   
                of the approach to a bridge at Pago Bay fell more than 35 cm.   
                Many landslides and rockslides were reported, mainly in the     
                southern half of the island. The preliminary estimate of loss   
                from damage to commercial buildings is placed at 112 million    
                U.S. dollars and loss from damage to private residences is      
                estimated at several million U.S. dollars. Slight damage (V) on 
                Saipan. Felt (VI) on Rota and (V) on Tinian. Tsunami generated  
                with maximum wave heights at selected tide stations as follows: 
                98 cm at Muroto-misaki, Shikoku; 68 cm on Chichi-shima, Bonin   
                Islands; 58 cm at Tosashimizu, Shikoku; 56 cm at Aburatsu,      
                Kyushu; 46 cm at Mera and Owase, Honshu; 44 cm at Ayukawahama,  
                Honshu; 42 cm at Omae-zaki, Honshu; 34 cm at Hanasaki and       
                Kushimoto, Honshu, 34 cm at Hirara, Ryukyu Islands; 28 cm at    
                Ofunato, Honshu; 24 cm at Kochi, Shikoku; 19 cm at Port Allen,  
                Kauai; 15 cm at Lahania, Maui; 14 cm at Haleiwa, Oahu; 12 cm at 
                Hachinohe, Honshu and Kahului, Maui; 7 cm at Kapoho, Hawaii and 
                Nawiliwili, Kauai; 5 cm at Honokohau, Hawaii.                   
 09 12:42:48.1   36.379   70.868 215 G 6.2     1.2 601 HINDU KUSH REGION,       
                AFGHANISTAN. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (GS).     
                Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt in         
                northern and eastern Pakistan as far south as Multan. Felt at   
                Delhi and other parts of northern India. Felt in eastern Jammu  
                and Kashmir. Also felt (III) at Dushanbe, Tajikistan.           
 10 00:51:53.2  -45.277  166.927  28 G 6.2 7.0 1.1 420 OFF WEST COAST OF SOUTH  
                ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm   
                (GS). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) 
                on South Island within 150 km of the epicenter. Power outages   
                reported in the Te Anau area. Felt throughout South Island and  
                in southern North Island. Also felt at Sydney, Australia.       
 10 09:46:35.3  -38.520  177.553  14 G 6.0 6.0 1.1 280 NORTH ISLAND, NEW        
                ZEALAND. Mw 6.4 (HRV). ML 6.5 (WEL). Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (HRV).    
                Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (PPT). Some damage (VII) at Gisborne. Felt     
                (VII) within 100 km of the epicenter. Felt in central and       
                southern North Island.                                          
 20 05:06:53.8   -5.997  142.743  15 G 6.0 6.0 1.1 475 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW    
                GUINEA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Mo=2.3*10**18 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). Five      
                people injured and damage in the Tari area.                     

 SEP 1993
 03 12:35:00.2   14.523  -92.713  27 G 5.8 6.8 1.1 416 NEAR COAST OF CHIAPAS,   
                MEXICO. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt in   
                Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacan and at Mexico City. Also felt      
                (III) at San Salvador, El Salvador.                             
 06 03:56:00.1   -4.641  153.231  49 G 6.2 6.6 0.9 492 NEW IRELAND REGION,      
                PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK).         
                Mo=9.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm  
                (PPT). Felt (V) at Rabaul.                                      
 07 02:48:50.8  -31.635 -179.440  10 G 5.9 6.5 1.2 206 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. 
                Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 10 19:12:54.6   14.717  -92.645  34 G 6.2 7.3 1.3 466 NEAR COAST OF CHIAPAS,   
                MEXICO. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=8.0*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=8.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). One       
                person killed, 3 injured and considerable damage in             
                southwestern Guatemala. Rockslides blocked some roads in        
                Guatemala. Some damage in parts of Chiapas, Mexico. Felt        
                strongly in southern Mexico and as far away as Mexico City.     
                Felt in much of Central America.                                
 21 03:28:55.4   42.314 -122.012  11 G 5.7 5.8 1.2 534 OREGON. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.0 
                (HRV). ML 5.9 (BRK). MD 5.9 (SEA). Mo=7.8*10**17 Nm (BRK).      
                Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm 
                (PPT). The Klamath Falls earthquakes caused two deaths and      
                approximately 7.5 million U.S. dollars in damage. One person    
                was killed when the car he was driving was crushed by a boulder 
                in an earthquake-induced rockfall and another person died of a  
                heart attack. More than 1,000 homes and commercial buildings    
                were damaged. Maximum intensity VII in downtown Klamath Falls   
                and at the Oregon Institute of Technology about three           
                kilometers north of downtown. Three highways leading to Klamath 
                Falls were temporarily closed because of rockfalls or concern   
                about possible damage to bridges. Rockfalls and rockslides      
                occurred in roadcuts and on steep slopes throughout the         
                epicentral region. Ground cracks in fill material were observed 
                at several locations in the area. Felt in southern Oregon as    
                far north as Eugene and in northern California as far south as  
                Redding.                                                        
 21 05:45:33.7   42.358 -122.045   5 G 5.6 5.8 1.3 515 OREGON. Mw 6.0 (HRV). ML 
                5.9 (BRK). MD 6.0 (SEA). Mo=8.1*10**17 Nm (BRK). Mo=1.0*10**18  
                Nm (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Additional damage in the      
                Klamath Falls area. At some locations northwest of Klamath      
                Falls this earthquake produced higher intensities than the      
                event which occurred at 0328.                                   
 27 13:37:32.9  -53.651  -51.621  33 N 6.2 6.6 1.2 189 SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. Mw 
                6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=8.2*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=9.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on the     
                Falkland Islands.                                               
 29 22:25:48.6   18.066   76.451   7 G 6.3 6.2 1.0 625 SOUTHERN INDIA. Mw 6.2   
                (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Nine thousand seven hundred forty-eight 
                people killed, about 30,000 injured and extreme devastation in  
                the Latur-Osmanabad area. Nearly all buildings were destroyed   
                in the village of Khillari. Felt in large parts of central and  
                southern India, including Bangalore, Bombay, Hyderabad and      
                Madras.                                                         
 30 18:27:50.8   15.417  -94.698  19 G 5.8 6.4 1.1 346 NEAR COAST OF OAXACA,    
                MEXICO. Mw 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).     
                Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and  
                at Veracruz. Felt slightly at Mexico City.                      

 OCT 1993
 05 01:59:56.6   41.667   88.695   0 G 5.9 4.7 0.9 502 SOUTHERN XINJIANG,       
                CHINA. Underground nuclear explosion (DOE press release).       
 05 05:09:45.7   -6.130  128.965  13 D 5.9 6.1 1.2 245 BANDA SEA. Mw 6.6 (GS),  
                6.4 (HRV). Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (HRV).       
                Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).                                         
 11 15:54:21.2   32.020  137.832 351 G 6.4     1.0 668 SOUTH OF HONSHU, JAPAN.  
                Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). mb 6.7 (BRK). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person died 
                of heart attack and four other people were injured in the Tokyo 
                area. Felt (IV JMA) at Tokyo and Yokohama; (III JMA) at Chiba,  
                Fukushima and Utsunomiya; (II JMA) at Kushiro, Morioka and      
                Sendai.                                                         
 13 02:06:00.3   -5.889  146.020  25 G 6.4 7.0 1.3 423 EASTERN NEW GUINEA       
                REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK). 
                ML 7.1 (PMG). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).    
                Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Sixty people were killed and several    
                injured in the Upper Markham Valley. Large landslides blocked   
                the Ume River and contributed to many of the casualties.        
 13 03:07:30.9   -5.932  146.153  33 N 6.1 6.7 1.2 267 EASTERN NEW GUINEA       
                REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). ML 6.5    
                (PMG). Mo=7.2*10**18 NM (HRV).                                  
 16 03:05:30.3   -5.898  146.202  27 G 6.2 6.4 1.0 382 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., 
                P.N.G. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). ML 6.5 (PMG).      
                Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm 
                (PPT). Three people killed and additional damage in the Upper   
                Markham Valley.                                                 
 20 16:15:59.6   28.723   82.280  37 D 5.1     0.9 104 NEPAL. MD 4.7 (NDI). At  
                least 55 people injured and 46 houses severely damaged in       
                northwestern Nepal. Felt in parts of Uttar Pradesh, India.      
 24 07:52:15.6   16.755  -98.717  21 G 6.3 6.7 1.0 506 NEAR COAST OF GUERRERO,  
                MEXICO. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt      
                (VII) at Mexico City and (V) at Puebla.                         
 25 10:27:04.5   -5.909  145.990  30 D 6.3 7.0 1.2 416 EASTERN NEW GUINEA       
                REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Ms 7.1 (BRK). 
                ML 6.6 (PMG). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV).    
                Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (III) at Rabaul.                   

 NOV 1993
 12 13:27:28.1   18.120   76.533  10 G 4.6     0.8  34 SOUTHERN INDIA. At least 
                25 people injured and more than 100 houses damaged in the Latur 
                area. Felt in the Osmanabad-Sholapur-Gulbarga area.             
 13 01:18:04.1   51.934  158.647  34 G 6.5 7.0 1.0 699 NEAR EAST COAST OF       
                KAMCHATKA. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=3.8*10**19  
                Nm (GS). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                (VI) at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and (IV) at Severo-Kurilsk.   
 19 01:43:23.7   54.287 -164.164  30 G 6.1 6.4 1.2 634 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION. Mw 
                6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.0 (BRK). Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.0*10**18  
                Nm (PPT). Slight damage (VI) at False Pass where items were     
                overturned and a television was knocked onto the floor. Felt    
                (V) at Akutan and King Cove, (IV) at Cold Bay and (II) at Sand  
                Point.                                                          
 22 22:43:26.4   11.743  -86.135 108 D 5.2     1.2 298 NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA. 
                Mw 5.9 (HRV). mb 5.8 (BRK). Mo=9.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).             
                Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (PPT). One person died from possible heart     
                attack during the earthquake. Felt (V) in the                   
                Cosiguina-Tipitapa-Rivas area, (IV) at Las Banderas and Los     
                Zarzales and (III) at Sapoa.                                    
 30 20:37:12.8   39.263   75.533  18 D 5.2 5.6 1.0 209 SOUTHERN XINJIANG,       
                CHINA. Mw 5.6 (HRV). Mo=2.8*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least four      
                people were injured and about 100 houses destroyed in the Shufu 
                area.                                                           

 DEC 1993
 09 04:32:19.5    0.486  125.995  15 G 6.5 6.7 1.2 493 NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA. Mw 
                6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=2.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV) at    
                Manado and Ternate, Indonesia.                                  
 09 11:38:27.9    0.425  125.891  16 G 6.3 6.4 1.2 362 NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA. Mw 
                6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (III) at   
                Manado and (II) at Ternate, Indonesia.                          
 29 07:48:14.2  -20.230  169.789  33 N 6.1 6.7 1.1 339 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.4  
                (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 29 08:39:44.8  -19.990  169.857  33 N 6.1 6.5 1.1 286 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.5  
                (HRV). Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (HRV).                                  






 	 
Other Notable North American Earthquakes



 APR 1993
 29 08:21:00.8   35.611 -112.112  10 G 5.5 5.0 1.0 266 WESTERN ARIZONA. Mw 5.3  
                (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**17 Nm (HRV).Some damage at Big Water, Utah    
                and additional damage at Pipe Springs National Monument. Slight 
                damage (V) in the Flagstaff area and short power outages at     
                Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan and Valle. Felt (V) at Ash Fork,  
                Bellemont, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Parks, Peach Springs and      
                Sedona; (IV) at Fredonia, Gray Mountain, Jerome, Page, Paulden, 
                Seligman, Williams and Winslow; (III) at Chinle, Chloride,      
                Colorado City, Cornville, Grand Canyon, Kirkland and Pine. Felt 
                (V) at Bryce, Cedar City, Kanab and Springdale, Utah; (IV) at   
                Hurricane and Tropic, Utah. Felt at Lake Powell, Orderville,    
                Rockville and St. George, Utah. Also felt at Cottonwood Cove,   
                Las Vegas, Overton and Searchlight, Nevada.                     

 MAY 1993
 17 23:20:49.2&  37.171 -117.775   7   6.0 6.0     515 CALIFORNIA-NEVADA BORDER 
                REGION. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). . MD 6.1 (GM), 6.2 (PAS). 
                ML 6.2 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).    
                Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Minor damage (V) at Independence and    
                Lone Pine, California. Felt (V) at Big Pine, Bishop, Mojave,    
                North Fork and Olancha; (IV) at Benton, Darwin, Inyokern, Lake  
                Isabella, Lemoore, Miramonte, Onyx, Piedra, Reedley, Selma,     
                Sequoia National Park, Strathmore, Three Rivers and Trona,      
                California. Felt (V) at Beatty, Dyer, Goldfield and Tonopah;    
                (IV) at Amargosa Valley, Nevada. Felt throughout a wide area of 
                California and Nevada from the San Francisco Bay area,          
                Sacramento and Los Angeles, California to Carson City, Ely and  
                Las Vegas, Nevada. A large rockslide occurred about 7           
                kilometers east of Eureka Valley Sand Dunes.                    

 DEC 1993
 04 22:15:19.5&  42.303 -122.011   8   5.2 5.2     322 OREGON. . Mw 5.4  
                (HRV). ML 5.4 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**17 Nm   
                (PPT). Damage (VII) at Klamath Falls. Also slight damage (VI)   
                at Tulelake, California. Felt (V) at Bonanza, Chiloquin, Dairy, 
                Malin, Medford, Merrill and Midland; (IV) at Ashland, Eagle     
                Point, Fort Klamath, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville,      
                Keno, Phoenix, Prospect and Trail. Also felt (V) at Canby and   
                Dorris; (IV) at Cedarville, Etna, Grenada, Montague and Yreka,  
                California.                                                     




Compiled by Waverly J. Person