Significant Earthquakes of the World

1994

               SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1994

 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 1994
 03 05:52:27.6   36.028  100.104   8 G 5.8 5.5 1.0 385 QINGHAI, CHINA. Mw 5.7   
                (GS), 5.7 (HRV). Mo=4.2*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=4.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                Five people injured and at least 56 houses damaged in the       
                Gonghe area. Felt at Xining and Lanzhou.                        
 10 15:53:50.1  -13.339  -69.446 596 G 6.4     1.0 601 PERU-BOLIVIA BORDER      
                REGION. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). mb 6.4 (BRK). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt      
                (III) at Arequipa, Peru and (II) at La Paz, Bolivia.            
 17 12:30:55.3&  34.213 -118.537  18   6.4 6.8     696 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.     
                . Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 6.7 (PAS). ML 6.7 (BRK).       
                Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (BRK). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm 
                (HRV). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Sixty people were killed, more   
                than 7,000 injured, 20,000 homeless and more than 40,000        
                buildings damaged in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and San       
                Bernardino Counties. Severe damage occurred in the San Fernando 
                Valley: maximum intensities of (IX) were observed in and near   
                Northridge and in Sherman Oaks. Lesser, but still significant   
                damage occurred at Fillmore, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Santa     
                Monica, Simi Valley and in western and central Los Angeles.     
                Damage was also sustained to Anaheim Stadium. Collapsed         
                overpasses closed sections of the Santa Monica Freeway, the     
                Antelope Valley Freeway, the Simi Valley Freeway and the Golden 
                State Freeway. Fires caused additional damage in the San        
                Fernando Valley and at Malibu and Venice. Preliminary estimates 
                of damage are between 13 and 20 billion U.S. dollars. Felt      
                throughout much of southern California and as far away as       
                Turlock, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Richfield, Utah and     
                Ensenada, Mexico. The maximum recorded acceleration exceeded    
                1.0g at several sites in the area with the largest value of     
                1.8g recorded at Tarzana, about 7 km south of the epicenter. A  
                maximum uplift of about 15 cm occurred in the Santa Susana      
                Mountains and many rockslides occurred in mountain areas,       
                blocking some roads. Some ground cracks were observed at        
                Granada Hills and in Potrero Canyon. Some liquefaction occurred 
                at Simi Valley and in some other parts of the Los Angeles       
                Basin.                                                          
 17 23:33:30.6&  34.326 -118.698  10   5.7 5.9     324 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.     
                . Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). ML 5.6 (PAS). Mo=6.7*10**17 Nm 
                (GS). Mo=7.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (PPT).           
                Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (BRK). Additional damage in the epicentral     
                area.                                                           
 19 01:53:34.9   -3.176  135.970  23 G 6.1 6.8 1.2 283 IRIAN JAYA REGION,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=1.4*10**19  
                Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                at Biak, Nabire and Timuka.                                     
 21 02:24:29.9    1.015  127.733  20 G 6.2 7.2 1.2 260 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. Mw 
                7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Ms 7.3 (BRK). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=8.4*10**19   
                Nm (PPT). Seven people killed, 40 injured and 550 houses        
                damaged in the Kau area. Felt strongly at Ternate.              

 FEB 1994
 05 23:34:09.9    0.593   30.037  14 G 5.8 6.0 1.1 413 UGANDA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 
                (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).           
                Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). At least two people killed, several     
                injured and most buildings damaged in the Fort Portal area. Two 
                people killed and one injured by a landslide at Kasese. Felt at 
                Kampala and in eastern Zaire.                                   
 11 21:17:31.1  -18.773  169.169 206 G 6.4     1.2 576 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.9  
                (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.8 (BRK). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 12 04:16:26.8  -10.786 -128.798  15 G 6.3 6.6 1.3 373 SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN. Mw  
                6.0 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).                 
 12 17:06:58.1   32.056  130.577  31 D 4.8 5.3 1.1  87 KYUSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.4    
                (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person slightly injured at   
                Okuchi. Felt (IV JMA) at Akune and Hitoyoshi; (III JMA) at      
                Kagoshima and Makurazaki. Also felt (IV JMA) at Ushibuka,       
                Shimo-jima.                                                     
 12 17:58:23.9  -20.553  169.361  28 G 6.4 7.1 1.0 536 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 7.0  
                (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt at         
                Port-Vila.                                                      
 15 17:07:43.8   -4.967  104.302  23 G 5.9 7.0 1.3 360 SOUTHERN SUMATERA,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=1.0*10**19  
                Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). At     
                least 207 people killed, more than 2,000 injured, 75,000        
                homeless and extensive damage from landslides, mudslides and    
                fires in Lampung Province. Much of the damage and loss of life  
                occurred in the Liwa area. At least 6,000 homes, shops and      
                government buildings were damaged or destroyed from landslides  
                in the Liwa area. Damage estimated to be about 169 million U.S. 
                dollars. Felt throughout much of southern Sumatera and parts of 
                western Jawa. Felt at Jakarta and in Singapore.                 
 15 21:11:56.4  -20.399  168.866  20 G 5.7 6.4 1.3 211 LOYALTY ISLANDS. Mw 6.4  
                (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 16 06:48:58.0* -18.991  168.134  13 G 5.9 6.4 1.4  55 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.4  
                (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=3.8*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 23 08:02:04.7   30.853   60.596   6 G 6.1 6.1 1.0 510 NORTHERN IRAN. Mw 6.0    
                (GS), 6.1 (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Six people killed and many injured in   
                the Sistan region.                                              

 MAR 1994
 01 03:49:00.8   29.096   52.617  13 G 5.8 6.0 1.1 407 SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 6.0    
                (GS), 6.1 (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                At least two people killed, fifty injured and damage in the     
                Firuzabad area. Landslides blocked roads in the mountainous     
                region of Fars Province. Felt at Mamasani and Fasa.             
 02 03:38:03.8   19.803  -72.799  59 D 5.2 5.0 1.1 245 HAITI REGION. Mw 5.4     
                (HRV). Ms 5.1 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Four people killed 
                and damage to houses in the St. Luis du Nord area. Felt (V) at  
                Dajabon, Mao and Villa Vasquez; (IV) at Santiago; (III) at      
                Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Felt in eastern Cuba as far  
                west as Santiago de Cuba and Holguin.                           
 09 23:28:06.7  -18.039 -178.413 563 G 6.6     1.0 655 FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw  
                7.5 (GS), 7.6 (HRV). Mo=2.3*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=3.1*10**20 Nm    
                (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt at Suva and Lautoka, Viti   
                Levu.                                                           
 14 04:30:15.7   -1.278  -23.569  10 G 6.2 6.4 1.4 220 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC     
                RIDGE. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm   
                (GS). Mo=4.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.7*10**19 Nm (PPT).           
 14 20:51:24.9   15.994  -92.428 164 G 5.8 6.2 1.2 502 MEXICO-GUATEMALA BORDER  
                REGION. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). MD 6.2 (SSS). Ms 6.1 (BRK).     
                Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.6*10**19 Nm 
                (PPT). Slight damage at Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Felt at       
                Coban, Guatemala City, Quezaltenango and San Marcos, Guatemala. 
                Also felt at Mexico City, Mexico and (II) at San Salvador, El   
                Salvador.                                                       
 30 19:55:46.0   28.994   52.745  54 D 5.5     1.2 291 SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.4    
                (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least thirty people were      
                injured in the Firuzabad area. Felt in the Shiraz area.         
 31 22:40:52.1  -22.057 -179.533 580 G 6.1     0.9 491 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS.   
                Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm 
                (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT).                                  

 APR 1994
 13 22:22:29.9   -3.136  135.968  29 D 6.0 6.3 1.1 318 IRIAN JAYA REGION,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Mo=3.1*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                in the Enarotali and Nabire areas.                              
 18 17:29:54.1   -6.470  154.934  26 G 6.6 6.7 1.2 543 SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 6.7  
                (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt strongly   
                on Bougainville and (IV) at Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Felt on   
                Choiseul, Santa Isabel and at Honiara, Solomon Islands. Also    
                felt on New Ireland.                                            
 21 03:51:44.5   -5.702  154.120  28 G 5.9 6.6 1.1 285 SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 6.7  
                (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Ms 6.9 (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) at    
                Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.                                       
 29 07:11:29.6  -28.299  -63.252 562 G 6.3     0.9 539 SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO      
                PROV., ARG. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). mb 6.0 (BRK). Mo=2.5*10**19 
                Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT).        

 MAY 1994
 10 06:36:28.3  -28.501  -63.096 601 G 6.4     1.0 601 SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO      
                PROV., ARG. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). mb 6.2 (BRK). Mo=2.9*10**19 
                Nm (GS). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                (IV) at La Rioja and (II) at Mendoza. Felt (II) at Arequipa,    
                Peru.                                                           
 11 08:18:15.6   -2.008   99.770  21 G 6.0 6.3 1.0 455 SOUTHERN SUMATERA,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.0 (BRK). Mo=5.7*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Minor damage at Padang. Felt   
                in central Sumatera, Singapore and southern Malaysia.           
 13 20:12:27.8    7.972  123.189  33 N 5.6 5.6 1.4 147 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE     
                ISLANDS. Mw 5.9 (HRV). Mo=8.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). Three people     
                injured and 43 houses damaged in the Pagadian-Cotabato-Cagayan  
                de Oro area.                                                    
 24 04:00:42.1   23.959  122.448  16 G 6.2 6.7 1.2 437 TAIWAN REGION. Mw 6.6    
                (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=7.8*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV JMA)   
                at Su-ao, (III JMA) at Taipei, Chia-i and Hua-lien; (II JMA) at 
                Tai-nan, Tai-chung and Tai-tung. Felt (III JMA) on              
                Yonaguni-jima and Iriomote-jima; (II JMA) on Ishigaki-shima,    
                Ryukyu Islands.                                                 
 25 04:03:41.2   -4.199  135.489  33 N 6.0 6.4 1.2 234 IRIAN JAYA REGION,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=7.4*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (PPT).        
                Several buildings damaged in the Paniai District. Felt (IV) at  
                Nabire and in the Tembagapura area; (III) at Enarotali and      
                Timika. Landslides occurred in the epicentral area.             
 26 08:26:52.4   35.305   -4.103  10 G 5.7 5.8 1.2 416 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR. Mw  
                6.0 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). mbLg 5.7 (MDD). Ms 5.5 (BRK).              
                Mo=9.7*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person       
                injured and several buildings damaged at Al Hoceima, Morocco.   
                Felt at Fes, Meknes, Nador, Sefrou, Tanger, Taza and Tetouan,   
                Morocco.                                                        
 29 14:11:50.9   20.556   94.160  36   6.2 6.2 1.0 564 MYANMAR. Mw 6.4 (GS),    
                6.5 (HRV). Ms 5.9 (BRK). Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.5*10**18   
                Nm (HRV). Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt at Chiang Mai, Thailand. 
 31 17:41:55.5    7.414  -72.033  12 G 6.3 5.6 0.9 487 NORTHERN COLOMBIA. Mw    
                5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Ms 5.4 (BRK). Mo=9.1*10**17 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). One person      
                injured and some damage in the epicentral region. Felt          
                throughout much of northern Colombia. Felt at Arauca, Bogota,   
                Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Ibague, Manizales, Tunja, Sincelejo,       
                Sogamoso and Villavicencio. Also felt at Caracas, Venezuela.    

 JUN 1994
 02 18:17:34.0  -10.477  112.835  18   5.7 7.2 1.1 139 SOUTH OF JAWA,           
                INDONESIA. Mw 7.8 (GS), 7.8 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=5.2*10**20  
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.3*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). At     
                least 250 people killed, 27 missing, 423 injured and many left  
                homeless. About 1,500 houses damaged or destroyed and 278 boats 
                sunk or damaged. Most of the casualties and damage were caused  
                by a tsunami along the southeast coast of Jawa. Tsunami runup   
                of 500 meters occurred in some places. The quake was felt       
                strongly across Bali, central and eastern Jawa, Lombok and      
                Sumbawa Islands.                                                
 03 21:06:59.8  -10.362  112.892  26 G 6.1 6.4 1.2 332 SOUTH OF JAWA,           
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=3.4*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).        
 04 00:57:50.6  -10.777  113.366  11 G 6.0 6.3 1.2 295 SOUTH OF JAWA,           
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.0 (BRK). Mo=2.1*10**18  
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT).        
 05 01:09:30.1   24.511  121.905  11 G 6.1 6.6 1.2 421 TAIWAN. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 
                (HRV). Ms 6.1 (BRK). Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.8*10**18 Nm    
                (HRV). Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). One person killed at Chi-lung;   
                two injured in the I-lan-Tai-pei area. Two-thirds of the houses 
                were damaged in the Nan-ao area. Surface cracks were also       
                observed in the area. Landslides blocked a highway between      
                Su-ao and Hua-lien. Felt (V JMA) at Nan-ao; (IV JMA) at         
                Hua-lien, Su-ao and Tai-pei; (III JMA) at Chia-i and Hsin-chu;  
                (II JMA) at Tai-chung and Tai-nan. Also felt on Iriomote-jima,  
                Ishigaki-shima and Yonaguni-jima, Japan.                        
 06 20:47:40.5    2.917  -76.057  12 G 6.4 6.6 1.1 582 COLOMBIA. Mw 6.7 (GS),   
                6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19   
                Nm (HRV). Mo=4.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). At least 295 people killed,   
                500 missing, 13,000 homeless and severe damage caused to        
                houses, highways and bridges by the earthquake and ensuing      
                landslides in Cauca, Huila, Tolima and Valle Departments. At    
                least 200 homes were destroyed, including 25 at Toribio and 15  
                at Piendamo. Moderate structural damage occurred at Bogota and  
                Cali. An avalanche from the Huila Volcano blocked the Paez      
                River causing severe flooding at Belalcazar and Neiva. Felt in  
                much of west-central Colombia from Tunja to Pasto.              
 09 00:33:16.2  -13.841  -67.553 631 G 7.0     1.1 676 NORTHERN BOLIVIA. Mw 8.2 
                (GS), 8.2 (HRV). mb 7.4 (BRK). Mo=2.0*10**21 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=2.6*10**21 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Unconfirmed     
                reports of five people killed in Peru; three in Arequipa        
                Province by a landslide collapsing their house and two in Cuzco 
                Province; one by falling debris and another by a heart attack.  
                Numerous injuries and landslides occurred in southern Peru.     
                Damage (VI) at La Paz. In Cochabamba, La Paz and Oruro, a large 
                number of windows broke in tall buildings, and some structural  
                damage occurred. Some minor structural damage also occurred at  
                Brasilia, Campo Grande, Porto Velho and Manaus, Brazil; Arica,  
                Chile and Tacna, Peru. Felt in many parts of South America,     
                including most of Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Felt lightly   
                in Uruguay. Felt (IV) at Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno and Tacna;    
                (III) at Moyobamba, Rioja and Tarapoto, Peru. Felt (IV) at      
                Arica, (III) at Iquique, (II) at Copiapo and (I) at Santiago,   
                Chile. Felt (IV) at Guayaquil and (III) at Quito, Ecuador. Felt 
                on Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic. Felt at many      
                locations in North America, including Los Angeles, California;  
                Renton, Washington; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa;          
                Minneapolis, Minnesota; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Chicago,          
                Illinois; Parkersburg, West Virginia; Norwich, Connecticut;     
                Boston, Massachusetts and Toronto, Canada. 
		This is believed to be the first earthquake from this part of 
		South America to be felt in North America and is also believed 
		to be the largest ever recorded in this general area.                     
 10 06:25:57.8   41.527   88.710   0 G 5.8     0.9 388 SOUTHERN XINJIANG,       
                CHINA. Probable underground nuclear explosion.                  
 18 03:25:15.8  -42.963  171.658  14 G 6.2 7.1 1.3 339 SOUTH ISLAND, NEW        
                ZEALAND. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 7.1 (BRK). ML 6.5 (WEL).    
                Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm 
                (HRV). Some structural damage (VI) at Christchurch. Landslides  
                blocked Highway 73 between Arthur's Pass and Christchurch. Felt 
                throughout South Island and the southern part of North Island.  
 20 09:09:02.9   28.968   52.614   9 G 5.9 5.7 1.1 468 SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.8    
                (GS), 5.9 (HRV). Ms 5.9 (BRK). MD 5.8 (RYD). Mo=5.9*10**17 Nm   
                (GS). Mo=8.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least three people killed and  
                100 injured in the Firuzabad-Shiraz area. Twelve villages       
                destroyed and 50 others severely damaged in the                 
                Firuzabad-Shiraz area. Landslides blocked a road in the Zagros  
                Mountains. Felt at Jahrom.                                      

 JUL 1994
 04 21:36:41.9   14.888  -97.322  15 G 6.1 6.1 1.0 442 OFF COAST OF OAXACA,     
                MEXICO. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (GS).          
                Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two people were 
                killed in the city of Oaxaca by a stone wall that fell during   
                the earthquake and several people were injured. Felt in the     
                states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz. Also felt at   
                Mexico City.                                                    
 13 02:35:56.0  -16.620  167.518  33 N 6.4 7.3 1.3 390 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 7.1  
                (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Ms 7.3 (BRK). Mo=5.1*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=6.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) at    
                Port-Vila and (V) on Malakula. Also felt on Ambrym, Aoba,       
                Efate, Epi, Erromango, Espiritu Santo, Maewo and Pentecost.     
 13 03:13:19.3  -16.812  167.249  33 N 6.1     1.3 341 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.7  
                (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV).                                  
 13 11:45:23.3   -7.532  127.770 159 G 6.5     1.1 679 BANDA SEA. Mw 6.4 (GS),  
                6.5 (HRV). mb 6.8 (BRK). Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.1*10**18   
                Nm (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (PPT).                               
 21 18:36:31.7   42.340  132.865 471 G 6.5     0.9 833 NEAR SOUTHEAST COAST OF  
                RUSSIA. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.3 (HRV). mb 6.6 (BRK). Mo=9.0*10**19 Nm  
                (GS). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (III 
                JMA) at Onahama and Tokyo; (II JMA) at Aomori, Sapporo, and     
                Yokohama; (I JMA) at Tottori, Japan.                            
 24 17:55:40.3  -16.966  167.574  21 D 5.9 6.5 1.3 334 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.3  
                (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.7*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 25 22:00:22.9  -56.362  -27.365  81 G 6.3     1.2 287 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS   
                REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS). Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (GS).                     

 AUG 1994
 06 11:03:51.8  -32.956  151.228  10 G 5.3     0.9  70 NEAR S.E. COAST OF       
                AUSTRALIA. ML 5.4 (CNB). Considerable damage (VII) in the       
                Cessnock area. Some structural damage (VI) at Newcastle. Felt   
                (V) at Gosford and Wyong; (IV) at Forster and Taree; (III) at   
                Albury, Narrabri, Sydney and Wodonga. Also felt at Canberra,    
                Orange, Wollongong, and as far away as Alice Springs.           
 18 01:13:05.7   35.520   -0.106   9 G 5.7 5.9 1.2 492 NORTHERN ALGERIA. Mw 5.9 
                (HRV). MD 5.4 (STR). mbLg 5.2 (MDD). Mo=6.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). At 
                least 159 people were killed, 289 injured, 8,000 to 10,000 left 
                homeless and thousands of houses destroyed in Mascara Province. 
 18 04:42:57.3   44.767  150.158  15 G 6.2 6.5 1.1 602 EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS.   
                Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.0 (BRK). Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 19 10:02:51.8  -26.642  -63.421 564 G 6.4     0.9 615 SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO      
                PROV., ARG. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.0 (BRK). Mo=5.4*10**18 
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt at 
                Antofagasta, Chile.                                             
 28 18:37:20.6   44.783  150.061  19 G 6.1 6.6 1.2 502 EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS.   
                Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (GS).    
                Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=1.2*10**19   
                Nm (PPT). Felt (IV) at Reydovoye.                               

 SEP 1994
 01 07:11:53.4  -26.447   27.405   5 G         0.9   7 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH        
                AFRICA. ML 2.7 (PRE). Three people killed and 13 injured at the 
                Vaal Reefs gold mine.                                           
 01 15:15:53.0   40.402 -125.680  10 G 6.6 7.0 1.0 624 OFF COAST OF NORTHERN    
                CALIFORNIA. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.0 (HRV), 6.9 (BRK). ML 6.8 (BRK).    
                Mo=4.4*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.4*10**19 Nm 
                (PPT). Slight damage (VI) at Honeydew. Felt (V) at Arcata,      
                Bayside, Blocksburg, Bridgeville, Comptche, Dos Rios, Douglas   
                City, Eureka, Ferndale, Fields Landing, Fortuna, Garberville,   
                Junction City, Lakehead, Manchester, Manila, McKinleyville,     
                Mendocino, Miranda, Myers Flat, Petrolia, Phillipsville,        
                Piercy, Project City, Rio Dell, Samoa, Westport, Whitethorn and 
                Zenia. Felt in much of northern California as far south as      
                Fresno. Also felt in parts of southern Oregon. Tsunami          
                generated with maximum wave height of 14 cm. (peak-to-trough)   
                at Crescent City.                                               
 01 16:12:40.7   41.183   21.196  14   5.8     1.2 441 NORTHWESTERN BALKAN      
                REGION. ML 5.6 (TTG), 5.4 (ROM), 5.2 (SKO). MD 5.4 (ATH). Many  
                people injured and some damage in the Bitola area. Felt (VII)   
                in the Bitola-Ohrid area; (V) at Prilep; (III) at Gevgelija and 
                Titov Veles. Felt strongly at Florina and Kastoria, Greece.     
                Also felt in southwestern Bulgaria.                             
 16 06:20:18.7   22.528  118.711  13 G 6.5 6.7 1.2 525 TAIWAN REGION. Mw 6.8    
                (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm (PPT). One person killed, at least 400 people  
                injured and structural damage in Fujian and Guangdong           
                Provinces, China. Some houses damaged and ground cracks (IV     
                JMA) observed on Peng-hu, Taiwan. Felt (III JMA) at Chia-i,     
                Kao-hsiung and Tai-nan; (II JMA) at Heng-chun, Hua-lien,        
                Tai-chung and Tai-pei, Taiwan. Felt (V) at Hong Kong. Also felt 
                at Nanjing and Wuhan, China.                                    

 OCT 1994
 01 16:35:22.8  -17.752  167.634  33 N 5.7 6.5 1.2 115 VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.5  
                (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=9.9*10**18 Nm (PPT).                                         
 04 13:22:58.3   43.706  147.328  33 N 7.4 8.1 0.9 410 KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 8.2    
                (GS), 8.3 (HRV). Mo=2.1*10**21 Nm (GS). Mo=3.7*10**21 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=2.0*10**21 Nm (PPT). At least 10 people killed or missing    
                and extensive damage on Iturup; extensive damage and possibly   
                some deaths and injuries on Kunashir, Shikotan and other        
                islands in the Kuril chain from the earthquake and tsunami. One 
                person died from a heart attack, at least 340 people injured    
                and extensive damage occurred along the east coast of Hokkaido, 
                Japan. Felt strongly in northern Honshu and also felt in the    
                Tokyo area, Japan. Tsunami wave heights from selected tide      
                stations (peak-to-trough) were as follows: 346 cm. at Hanasaki, 
                164 cm. at Kushiro, 162 cm. at Chichijima, 144 cm. at Miyako,   
                130 cm. at Hachinohe, 92 cm. at Ofunato, 62 cm. at Onahama, 46  
                cm. at Omae-zaki, 42 cm. at Choshi and 26 cm. at Abashiri,      
                Japan; 300 cm. at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir Island, 15 cm. at    
                Shemya, Alaska, 17 cm. at Wake Island, 50 cm. at Midway Island  
                and 48 cm. at Hilo, Hawaii.                                     
 07 03:25:57.8   41.574   88.680   0 G 5.9     0.9 259 SOUTHERN XINJIANG,       
                CHINA. Probable underground nuclear explosion.                  
 08 21:44:09.1   -1.222  127.992  31   6.3 6.8 1.4  97 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. Mw 
                6.9 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person      
                killed, twelve seriously injured and 40 slightly injured. At    
                least 113 houses severely damaged, 364 slightly damaged and     
                some other buildings damaed on Obi. Also some damage to bridges 
                and piers on Obi. Felt strongly on Ambon.                       
 09 07:55:38.0   43.899  147.905  23 D 6.5 7.0 0.9 406 KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 7.1    
                (GS), 7.3 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=5.2*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=9.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) on    
                Iturup. Felt (IV JMA) in the Kushiro area, Hokkaido, Japan.     
                Tsunami wave heights (peak-to-trough) from tide stations were   
                18 cm. at Hanasaki and 6 cm. at Kushiro, Japan.                 
 12 06:43:41.8   13.738  124.521  33 N 5.8 6.1 1.2 138 LUZON, PHILIPPINE        
                ISLANDS. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (GS).         
                Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (III RF)   
                at Bulusan, Legaspi and Sorsogon; (II RF) at Manila.            
 13 05:04:28.3   -1.246  127.947  33 N 6.0 6.4 1.3 122 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. Mw 
                6.5 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm    
                (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Nineteen people injured and      
                damage on Obi.                                                  
 16 05:10:03.3   45.740  149.222 139 D 6.3     0.9 449 KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.7    
                (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.8 (BRK). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS).           
                Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 

 NOV 1994
 05 02:16:01.1  -57.247  157.692  10 G 6.2 6.1 1.1  60 MACQUARIE ISLANDS        
                REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Mo=9.2*10**18 Nm (GS).          
                Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (PPT).                 
 14 19:15:30.7   13.532  121.087  33 N 6.1 7.1 1.1 251 MINDORO, PHILIPPINE      
                ISLANDS. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm 
                (GS). Mo=5.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least  
                seventy-eight people killed and 225 injured on Luzon and        
                Mindoro. A local tsunami contributed to extensive damage (VII   
                RF) in the Calapan and Puerto Galera areas. More than 797       
                houses destroyed and 3,288 damaged on Mindoro. Seven houses     
                destroyed at Batangas, Luzon. Liquefaction, sand boils and      
                surface faulting occurred in the epicentral area. Felt (IV RF)  
                at Batangas, Guinayangan, Manila and Tagaytay City; (III RF) at 
                Quezon City, Luzon. Also felt (II RF) on Masbate.               
 15 20:18:11.2   -5.606  110.201 559 D 6.2     1.0 219 JAVA SEA. Mw 6.5 (GS),   
                6.5 (HRV). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (HRV).       
 20 16:59:06.4   -2.001  135.931  24 D 5.7 6.3 1.2  99 IRIAN JAYA REGION,       
                INDONESIA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (GS).       
                Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Twenty-eight    
                people injured and many buildings damaged at Serui, Yapen. Felt 
                strongly on Yapen. Also felt on Biak.                           

 DEC 1994
 10 16:17:41.0   18.243 -101.354  67 D 6.5     1.2 345 GUERRERO, MEXICO. Mw 6.6 
                (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Mo=7.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Some damage at Mexico City and          
                Zihuatanejo.                                                    
 15 11:20:22.3* -37.334  177.549  33 N 5.7 6.4 1.3  40 OFF E. COAST OF N.       
                ISLAND, N.Z. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (GS).     
                Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt strongly   
                in the Bay of Plenty region. Power outages occurred at Opotiki. 
 28 12:19:23.6   40.451  143.491  33 N 6.4 7.5 1.0 298 OFF EAST COAST OF        
                HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 7.7 (GS), 7.7 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK).            
                Mo=4.3*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=4.0*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**20 Nm 
                (PPT). Two people were killed, more than 200 injured and damage 
                (VI JMA) in the Hachinohe area. Felt (V JMA) at Aomori, Morioka 
                and Mutsu; (IV JMA) at Miyako and Ofunato; (III JMA) at Sendai. 
                Also felt (IV JMA) at Hakodate, Obihiro, Tomakomai and Urakawa; 
                (III JMA) at Sapporo, Hokkaido. Felt as far away as Tokyo.      
                Local tsunami generated with maximum wave heights               
                (peak-to-trough) recorded at the following selected tide        
                stations: 110 cm. at Miyako, 88 cm. at Hachinohe, 54 cm. at     
                Ofunato, 10 cm. at Choshi, Honshu; 48 cm. at Urakawa, 36 cm. at 
                Hakodate and Kushiro, Hokkaido.                                 
 31 02:57:20.6   20.485  109.406  33 N 5.6 5.3 0.8  99 SOUTHEASTERN CHINA. At   
                least 360 people injured in Guangxi and Guangdong Provinces and 
                more than 1,100 houses damaged in Guangxi Province. Felt at     
                Beihai, Guangzhou, Haikou, Nanning, Sanya and Zhanjiang. Also   
                felt at Hong Kong, United Kingdom.                              


   Other Notable North American Earthquakes
   

 JAN 1994
 16 00:42:43.2   40.327  -76.007   5 G 4.2     0.8  24 PENNSYLVANIA. mbLg 4.0   
                (GS). Slight damage in the Reading area. Felt north as far as   
                Allentown and south to Chester County.                          
 16 01:49:16.2   40.330  -76.037   5 G 4.6     0.9  53 PENNSYLVANIA. mbLg 4.6   
                (GS). Some damage in the Reading area. Felt (V) at Fleetwood,   
                Hamburg and Wernersville; (IV) at Auburn, Bechtelsville,        
                Bernville, Blue Ball, Conestoga, Denver, Douglassville,         
                Ephrata, Exton, Gap, Honey Brook, Leola, Myerstown,             
                Newmanstown, Orwigsburg, Parkesburg, Pequea, Pine Grove,        
                Richland, Schaefferstown, Shoemakersville, Silver Spring,       
                Temple and Willow Street. Felt throughout southeastern          
                Pennsylvania and as far as Baltimore, Maryland and New York     
                City. Also felt at Toronto, Canada.                             
 29 11:20:35.9&  34.305 -118.579   1   4.9 5.3     187 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.     
                . ML 5.1 (PAS), 5.4 (BRK). Additional damage in the      
                Northridge area. Slight damage (VI) at Camarillo and Sunland.   
                Felt (V) at Burbank, Chatsworth, Glendale, Montrose, North      
                Hollywood, Ojai, Paramount, Sun Valley, Thousand Oaks, Tujunga, 
                Ventura and Yorba Linda. Felt in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange,     
                Riverside, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.                  

 FEB 1994
 03 09:05:04.2   42.762 -110.976   8 G 5.4 5.5 0.9 279 WYOMING. Mw 5.6 (GS),    
                5.8 (HRV). ML 5.8 (GS). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (BRK). Mo=2.9*10**17   
                Nm (GS). Mo=5.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Some damage (VII) in the       
                Afton-Auburn, Wyoming area and slight damage (VI) at Fairview,  
                Wyoming. Felt (V) at Alpine, Bedford, Etna, Grover, Kemmerer    
                and Smoot; (IV) at Big Piney, La Barge and Thayne, Wyoming.     
                Also felt at Dubois, Evanston, Green River, Jackson and Rock    
                Springs, Wyoming. Felt (V) at Bancroft, Bern, Dingle, Franklin, 
                Geneva, Georgetown, Montpelier, Paris and Wayan; (IV) at        
                Bloomington, Downey, Grace, Lava Hot Springs and Soda Springs;  
                (III) at Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho. Felt at Moab, Price, 
                Sandy, Salt Lake City and Vernal, Utah. Also felt at Grand      
                Junction and Hotchkiss, Colorado.                               
 11 14:59:50.5   42.764 -110.995   5 G 4.8     1.0 154 WYOMING. ML 5.3 (GS),    
                5.1 (BUT). Minor damage (VI) in the Afton-Auburn-Grover,        
                Wyoming area. Felt (V) at Bedford and Smoot; (IV) at Etna,      
                Fairview and Freedom; (III) at Thayne; (II) at Kemmerer,        
                Wyoming. Also felt at Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming.    
                Felt (V) at Montpelier; (IV) at Bloomington, Dingle, Geneva,    
                Georgetown, Irwin and Paris; (III) at Downey and Lava Hot       
                Springs, Idaho. Felt (III) at Clearfield and Ogden, Utah. Also  
                felt at Salt Lake City, Utah.                                   

 MAR 1994
 20 21:20:12.2&  34.231 -118.475  13   5.2 4.8     232 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.     
                . Mw 5.3 (HRV). ML 5.3 (PAS), 5.3 (BRK). Mo=1.2*10**17   
                Nm (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). Minor damage (VI) at Burbank  
                and in the San Fernando area. Felt (V) at Agoura Hills,         
                Glendale, Huntington Park, La Crescenta, Los Alamitos, Monterey 
                Park, Northridge, Oxnard, Paramount, Port Hueneme, Reseda,      
                Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Sierra Madre, Sunland, Sun        
                Valley, Tarzana, Topanga, Tujunga, Van Nuys, Westminster,       
                Whittier and Woodland Hills. Felt in Los Angeles, Orange, San   
                Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.      

 SEP 1994
 12 12:23:43.2&  38.819 -119.652  14   5.4 5.7     347 CALIFORNIA-NEVADA BORDER 
                REGION. . Mw 6.1 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). MD 6.0 (GM). ML 6.0     
                (BRK), 6.0 (GS). Mo=7.1*10**17 Nm (BRK). Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                Mo=8.4*10**17 Nm (HRV). Slight damage (VI) at Gardnerville,     
                Minden, Smith and Virginia City, Nevada. Also slight damage     
                (VI) at Garden Valley, Kirkwood and Markleeville, California.   
                Felt (V) in many areas of northern California and western       
                Nevada including Placerville, Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe and  
                Stockton, California as well as Fallon, Fernley, Reno, Washoe   
                City and Wellington, Nevada. Felt as far as San Francisco and   
                Fresno, California.                                             
 13 06:01:23.0   38.151 -107.976  10 G 4.4     1.0  66 COLORADO. ML 4.6 (GS).   
                Slight damage (VI) at Norwood. Felt strongly at Montrose. Felt  
                (V) at Ophir, Placerville, Ridgway and Telluride; (IV) at       
                Nucla, Olathe, Ouray, Redvale and Silverton; (III) at Cimarron, 
                Crawford, Hotchkiss, Naturita, Paonia and Rico; (II) at Austin  
                and Somerset. Felt as far as Grand Junction, Colorado and Moab, 
                Utah.