Significant Earthquakes of the World

1995

                                                                         FINAL  
               SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1995

 Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities,
 injuries or substantial damage.

 DATE    ORIGIN TIME     GEOGRAPHIC      DEPTH  MAGNITUDES SD   NO.      REGION,  CONTRIBUTED  MAGNITUDES  AND  COMMENTS
            UTC         COORDINATES               GS            STA
         HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG            MB  Msz       USED

JAN 01   06 59 55.9  40.701 N  143.549 E   15 G  5.8 6.2   1.1  377  OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.5 (GS), 
                                                                     6.4 (HRV). Ms 5.9 (BRK). Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (II JMA) in the Hachinohe area. 
                                                                     
JAN 06   22 37 34.3  40.246 N  142.175 E   27 G  6.7 6.9   0.9  611  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.9 (GS), 
                                                                     7.0 (HRV). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (GS).
         Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (OBN). At least 29 people injured in Aomori 
         and Iwate Prefectures and about 5,000 homes lost water and sewer services in the region. Felt (V JMA) at 
         Hachinohe and Morioka; (IV JMA) at Aomori, Miyako, Mutsu and Ofunato; (III JMA) at Akita and Sendai. Felt (V) 
         at Misawa and as far south as Tokyo. Also felt (III JMA) at Kushiro, Obihiro, Otaru and Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 
                                                                     
JAN 16   20 46 52.1  34.583 N  135.018 E   22 G  6.3 6.8   1.0  503  NEAR S. COAST OF WESTERN HONSHU. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9             
                                                                     (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (GS).
         Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Five thousand five hundred two people confirmed killed,     
         36,896 injured and extensive damage (VII JMA) in the Kobe area and on Awaji-shima. Over 90 percent of the   
         casualties occurred along the southern coast of Honshu between Kobe and Nishinomiya. At least 28 people were  
         killed by a landslide at Nishinomiya. About 310,000 people were evacuated to temporary shelters. Over 200,000 
         buildings were damaged or destroyed. Numerous fires, gas and water main breaks and power outages occurred in the 
         epicentral area. Felt (VII JMA) along a coastal strip extending from Suma Ward, Kobe to Nishinomiya and in the 
         Ichinomiya area on Awaji-shima; (V JMA) at Hikone, Kyoto and Toyooka; (IV JMA) at Nara, Okayama, Osaka and Wakayama; 
         (V) at Iwakuni. Also felt (IV JMA) at Takamatsu, Shikoku. Right-lateral surface faulting was observed for 9 kilometers 
         with horizontal displacement of 1.2 to 1.5 meters in the northern part of Awaji-shima. Liquefaction also occurred in 
         the epicentral area. 

JAN 19   15 05 03.4   5.050 N   72.916 W   17 G  6.3 6.6   0.9  607  COLOMBIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.5 (BRK).               
                                                                     Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
         Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (PPT). Five people killed, several injured and at least 20 major buildings damaged in the 
         Bogota area. One person also killed at Manizales and another at Miraflores. More than 500 houses damaged or 
         destroyed in Boyaca Department and 12 others destroyed in Casanare Department. Landslides blocked several     
         rivers and streams in Colombia. Felt in much of Colombia and western Venezuela and as far as Caracas, Venezuela. 

JAN 21   08 47 29.6  43.377 N  146.720 E   59 G  6.5 5.9   0.8  621  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 6.6 (BRK).          
                                                                     Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (PPT), 2.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). Felt (VI) 
                                                                     on Shikotan and at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir. Felt (IV  
                                                                     JMA) at Kushiro and (III JMA) at Nemuro, Hokkaido.     
                                                                     
JAN 24   04 14 26.3  27.560 N   55.630 E   33 N  4.9       1.0  100  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.0 (HRV). MD 4.6 (RYD). 
                                                                     Mo=3.1*10**16 Nm (HRV). Eleven people injured and 
                                                                     some damage in the Bandar-e Abbas area. 
                                                                     
JAN 27   20 16 52.1   4.434 S  134.476 E   22 G  6.2 6.8   1.2  196  IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV).         
                                                                     Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=5.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

FEB 03   15 26 10.6  41.529 N  109.640 W    1 G  5.3 4.6   1.0  322  WYOMING. Probable implosion in a trona mine west of           
                                                                     Green River. One miner killed and ten injured. Slight  
                                                                     damage at Green River and Little America. Felt (V) at  
                                                                     Rock Springs; (III) at Eden and Reliance. Also felt at 
                                                                     Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah. Up to one meter of     
                                                                     surface subsidence occurred in about a 1 by 2 km area  
                                                                     above the mine.                                        
                                                                     
FEB 05   22 51 05.1  37.759 S  178.752 E   21 G  6.5 7.5   1.0  566  OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV).       
                                                                     Ms 7.5 (BRK). Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt over much of the 
                                                                     North Island and as far south as Christchurch on the 
                                                                     South Island. Also felt on the Chatham Islands.    
                                                                     
FEB 08   18 40 25.3   4.104 N   76.622 W   74 G  6.3       0.9  568  COLOMBIA. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). MD 6.0 (UPA).               
                                                                     Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
         Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Forty-two people killed, nearly 400 injured and over 2,000 buildings damaged or destroyed 
         in the Cali-Pereira area. Landslides blocked two roads in the epicentral area. Damage occurred at Armenia, Calarca, 
         Cali, La Union, Manizales, Pereira, Trujillo and in many other areas of western Colombia. Felt throughout Colombia. 
                                                                     
FEB 10   01 45 03.9  37.855 S  178.602 E   28 G  5.8 6.4   1.2  223  OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.5 (HRV).       
                                                                     ML 6.3 (WEL). Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on much of the North 
                                                                     Island including Auckland, Bay of Plenty, East Cape and 
                                                                     Wellington. 
                                                                     
FEB 13   15 04 24.0   1.318 S  127.438 E   14 G  6.3 6.7   1.2  348  HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Ms 6.8          
                                                                     (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) on Obi, (IV) at
                                                                     Labuha and (III) at Ternate. 
                                                                     
FEB 19   04 03 16.1  40.556 N  125.539 W   10 G  6.0 6.8   1.1  527  OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.0            
                                                                     (HRV). MD 6.6 (GM). Mo=7.8*10**18 Nm (BRK).
         Mo=5.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at Arcata, Crescent City, Honeydew, 
         Kneeland, Redway and Samoa; (IV) at Alderpoint, Blue Lake, Carlotta, Elk, Fort Bragg, Fortuna, Garberville, Loleta, 
         Miranda, Myers Flat, Petrolia, Piercy, Redcrest, Rio Dell, Westport, Whitethorn and Zenia. Felt in Butte, Del Norte, 
         Humboldt, Mendocino, Shasta and Siskiyou Counties of northern California and as far south as the San Francisco Bay 
         area. Also felt at Brookings, Oregon. 

FEB 23   05 19 01.9  24.137 N  121.614 E   41 D  5.9 6.2   1.0  438  TAIWAN. Mw 6.2 (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Two people 
                                                                     killed and 14 injured on a bus struck by a landslide in 
                                                                     the epicentral region. Felt (IV JMA) at Hua-lien, Hsin-chu 
                                                                     and Su-ao; (III JMA) at I-lan, Tai-chung and Tai-pei. Felt 
                                                                     in Fujian, Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China.         
                                                                     
FEB 23   21 03 01.3  35.046 N   32.279 E   10 G  5.8 5.7   1.0  492  CYPRUS REGION. Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). Ms 5.8 (BRK).          
                                                                     Mo=7.0*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=8.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). Two people 
         killed and five injured in the Paphos area. Fifty houses destroyed, 70 seriously damaged and 500 slightly damaged in 
         the Paphos and Nicosia areas. Twenty masonry houses were destroyed at Arodhes. Felt (VII) at Arodhes, Peristerona and 
         Polis; (VI) at Kathikas, Peyia and Stroumbi; (V) at Kykkou Monastery; (IV) at Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia; (III) at
         Paralimni. Felt throughout Cyprus. Also felt in northern Israel and Lebanon.                           

MAR 04   23 23 40.6   1.282 N   77.307 W   5 G  4.4       1.2   49   COLOMBIA. At least eight people killed, ten injured and        
                                                                     eight houses damaged in the Pasto area.                

MAR 19   23 53 14.9   4.183 S  135.109 E  33 N  6.2 7.1   1.4  334   IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV).         
                                                                     Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=7.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Some minor damage to 
                                                                     buildings in the Ayam, Fakfak and Nabire areas. Felt 
                                                                     in much of Irian Jaya. 
                                                             
APR 01   03 49 33.5  37.925 N  139.186 E   11 G  5.8 4.9  1.0  429   EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.3 (GS), 5.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
         At least 39 people injured and 504 buildings damaged or destroyed in Niigata Prefecture, mostly in the
         Niigata area. Felt (IV JMA) at Niigata and on Sado; (III JMA) at Sakata and Shirakawa. Also felt at Tokyo and
         Yokohama. 
                                                                     
APR 07   22 06 56.8  15.199 S  173.529 W   21 G  6.8 8.0   1.1  670  TONGA ISLANDS. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.4 (HRV). Ms 8.1 (BRK). 
                                                                     MD 7.1 (SVA). Mo=1.2*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**20 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at Apia, 
                                                                     Western Samoa. Local tsunami generated with recorded
                                                                     maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) of about 30 cm at 
                                                                     Pago Pago, American Samoa and about 5 cm on Niue Island.   

APR 08   17 45 12.9  21.833 N  142.691 E  267 G  6.4       0.9  385  MARIANA ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). mb
                                                                     6.7 (BRK). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm
                                                                     (HRV).
                                                                     
APR 14   00 32 56.1  30.285 N  103.347 W   18 G  5.6 5.7   1.0  397  WESTERN TEXAS. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). Mo=3.9*10**17 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=3.8*10**17 Nm (HRV). Two people slightly 
         injured in Brewster County. Slight damage (VI) at Alpine and Fort Davis. Also slight damage in the Marathon and Ozona 
         areas. Felt (V) at Balmorhea, Barstow, Coyanosa, Fort Stockton, Imperial, Kermit, Marfa, Pecos, Presidio, Sanderson, 
         Sheffield, Toyah, Wickett and Wink; (IV) at Big Spring, Cameron, Crane, Midland, Odessa, Pyote and Valentine. Also 
         felt (V) at Jal and Malaga; (IV) at Artesia, Dexter and White City, New Mexico. Felt in much of western and central 
         Texas as far east as San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Felt west as far as Sierra Blanca, Texas and north 
         to Roswell, New Mexico. 

APR 14   13 15 17.3  60.774 S   20.074 W   11 G  5.5 5.8   1.2  110  SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo= 
                                                                     5.7*10**18 Nm (PPT).
                                                                     
APR 17   23 28 06.8  45.928 N  151.283 E   23 G  6.1 6.4   1.0  651  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Ms 6.2 (BRK).
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (OBN), 1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) 
                                                                     on Urup; (V) at Kurilsk, Iturup; (IV) on Simushir and 
                                                                     Shikotan; (III) at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir.
                                                                     
APR 20   08 45 11.6   6.279 N  126.777 E   94 G  6.2       1.1  510  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.5 (HRV).         
                                                                     Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
APR 21   00 09 54.3  12.011 N  125.656 E   20 G  6.2 6.9   1.0  439  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.9 (BRK).  Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.3*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=2.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV RF) at 
                                                                     Surigao, Mindanao and (III RF) at Catarman, Samar. 
                                                                     
APR 21   00 30 10.8  11.925 N  125.564 E   17 G  6.3 7.2   1.0  443  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV).   
                                                                     
APR 21   00 34 46.0  12.059 N  125.580 E   21 G  6.3 7.3   1.2  201  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV).            
                                                                     Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=6.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). Some damage occurred at        
                                                                     Borongan and Sulat. Felt (IV RF) at Butuan, Mindanao;  
                                                                     (III RF) on Masbate; (II RF) on Cebu and at Cagayan de 
                                                                     Oro, Mindanao. Also felt at Davao, Mindanao. Local
                                                                     tsunami generated with maximum wave heights (peak-to-
                                                                     trough) of 10 cm recorded at Legaspi, Luzon.
                                                                     
APR 21   05 17 01.3  12.047 N  125.920 E   27 G  5.6 6.9   1.1  234  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt at Davao, 
                                                                     Mindanao. 
                                                                     
APR 23   02 55 55.1  51.334 N  179.714 E   17 G  6.2 6.5   1.0  573  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV).        
                                                                     ML 6.7 (PMR). Ms 6.2 (BRK). Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (IV) on Adak. 
                                                                     
APR 23   05 08 01.9  12.390 N  125.396 E   24 G  6.1 6.6   1.0  463  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.6 (BRK).  Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

APR 28   16 30 00.7  44.072 N  148.004 E   29 G  6.5 6.8   0.9  571  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Ms 6.6 (BRK). 
                                                                     Mo=2.9*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (OBN), 3.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     (VII) on Kunashir and Iturup, (V) on Shikotan and 
                                                                     (IV) at Kurilsk, Iturup. 

MAY 02   06 06 05.6   3.792 S   76.917 W   97 G  6.5       1.0  604  NORTHERN PERU. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt at Andoas, Moyobamba, Tarapoto and along the 
                                                                     Peru-Ecuador border. 

MAY 05   03 53 45.0  12.626 N  125.297 E   16 G  6.2 7.0   0.9  338  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 7.1 (BRK). Mo=3.8*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.5*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=4.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on Catanduanes, 
                                                                     Leyte and Masbate. Also felt in southern Luzon. 
                                                                     
MAY 13   08 47 12.7  40.149 N   21.695 E   14 G  6.2 6.6   1.2  580  GREECE. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.8 (BRK). ML 6.2 
                                                                     (TTG), 6.1 (ATH). Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.6*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Twenty-five people 
                                                                     injured and substantial damage in the Grevena-Kozani 
                                                                     area. Maximum intensity VIII. The earthquake and 
                                                                     aftershocks destroyed 5,000 homes and damaged 7,000 
                                                                     others with a preliminary estimate of 450 million U.S. 
                                                                     dollars in damage. Felt in central and northern Greece, 
                                                                     including Thessaloniki. Felt (IV-VI) in the former 
                                                                     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Felt (III) at Herceg 
                                                                     Novi, Podgorica and Ulcinj, Yugoslavia. 
                                                                     
MAY 14   11 33 18.8   8.378 S  125.127 E   11 G  6.2 6.9   1.4  299  TIMOR REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.9 (HRV).              
                                                                     Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=8.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Eleven people missing on  
                                                                     Timor. Several houses destroyed by a local tsunami
                                                                     in the Dili area. Considerable damage also occurred in 
                                                                     the Maliana and Maubara areas. Landslides occurred in  
                                                                     the epicentral area. 
                                                                     
MAY 15   04 05 57.8  41.603 N   88.820 E    0 G  6.1 5.0   1.0  514  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Underground nuclear                 
                                                                     explosion.                                             

MAY 16   20 12 44.2  23.008 S  169.900 E   20 G  6.9 7.7   1.3  592  LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.7 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 7.8 (BRK). Mo=9.7*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.9*10**20 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt (III) on the 
                                                                     Loyalty Islands and at Noumea, New Caledonia. 
                                                                     Tsunami generated with maximum wave heights (peak-
                                                                     to-trough) at the following locations: 40 cm at 
                                                                     Port-Vila, Vanuatu; 10 cm at Pago Pago, American 
                                                                     Samoa; 6 cm at Lautoka and 5 cm at Suva, Fiji; 3 cm 
                                                                     at Apia, Western Samoa; 3 cm at Nukualofa, Tonga; 
                                                                     3 cm at Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The tsunami was 
                                                                     also recorded along the coast of New South Wales, 
                                                                     Australia.  
                                                                     
MAY 17   11 23 49.5  23.030 S  170.108 E   20 G  5.9 6.5   1.4  347  LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
MAY 18   00 06 27.4   0.893 S   21.996 W   12 G  6.2 6.2   1.0  536  CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.1 (BRK). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
MAY 19   21 30 06.4   1.021 S  120.505 E   26 D  5.5 5.3   1.2  188  SULAWESI, INDONESIA. Mw 5.9 (HRV). Ms 5.2 (BRK). Mo=
                                                                     7.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). Twenty-six people injured and 
                                                                     115 houses damaged in the Parigi area. Felt strongly 
                                                                     at Palu and Poso. 

MAY 21   06 13 11.8   8.265 S  122.977 E   28 D  5.2 4.6   1.2   89  FLORES REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 5.2 (HRV). Mo=7.7*10**16 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). One person killed, 5 injured and several 
                                                                     buildings destroyed on Adonara. 

MAY 23   10 01 28.4  43.655 N  141.736 E   17 D  5.5 5.3   0.9  453  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION. Mw 5.6 (HRV). Mo=3.1*10**17 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Four people slightly injured on Hokkaido. 
                                                                     Felt (IV JMA) at Hokuryu and (III JMA) at Rumoi. 

MAY 23   22 10 11.8  55.945 S    3.361 W   10 G  5.4 6.5   1.3   80  SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

MAY 26   03 11 17.1  12.115 N   57.939 E   62 *  5.4       1.0  224  ARABIAN SEA. Mw 6.5 (HRV). Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm (HRV).

MAY 27   13 03 52.6  52.629 N  142.827 E   11 G  6.7 7.5   0.9  599  SAKHALIN ISLAND. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Ms 7.3 
                                                                     (BRK). Mo=4.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=5.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).  As 
                                                                     many as 1,989 people killed, about 750 injured and 
                                                                     severe damage (IX) in the Neftegorsk area.  Some 
                                                                     damage (VII) occurred at Okha. Felt (VI) at Moskalvo; 
                                                                     (V) at Nikolayevsk-na-Amure and Nyvrovo; (IV) at 
                                                                     Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinskiy and Nysh.

JUN 14   11 11 47.4  12.128 N   88.360 W   25 D  5.7 6.1   1.2  379  OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA. Mw 6.6 (HRV).                   
                                                                     Mo=7.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
JUN 15   00 15 48.7  38.401 N   22.283 E   14 G  6.1 6.5   1.3  606  GREECE. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.4 (BRK). 
                                                                     MD 6.0 (ATH). ML 6.0 (TTG), 5.7 (THE).                 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Twenty-six people killed and 60 injured in the 
                                                                     Aiyion area. Extensive damage at Aiyion and 
                                                                     Eratini. Damage also at Corinth, Patrai and Pirgos. 
                                                                     Preliminary estimate of 660 million U.S. dollars 
                                                                     damage. Felt at Athens, Ioannina, Kalamai, 
                                                                     Kardhitsa and Kozani. Also felt on Kefallinia.

JUN 21   15 28 51.7  61.673 S  154.766 E   10 G  5.8 6.7   1.3  230  BALLENY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV).               
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
JUN 24   06 58 06.6   3.959 S  153.930 E  386 D  6.2       1.0  496  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     mb 6.1 (BRK). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
JUN 25   06 59 06.2  24.600 N  121.700 E   52 D  5.8 5.6   1.0  442  TAIWAN. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). mb 6.1 (BRK). Mo=
                                                                     7.0*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person 
                                                                     killed, three injured and six houses damaged by 
                                                                     landslides in the epicentral area. Felt throughout 
                                                                     Taiwan. Also felt (II JMA) on Kin-men and Peng-hu. 
                                                                     
JUN 29   12 24 03.2  19.544 S  169.287 E  139 D  6.3       1.0  466  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.9 (BRK). 
                                                                     Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=
                                                                     1.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on the Loyalty Islands. 
                                                                     
JUL 03   19 50 50.6  29.211 S  177.589 W   35 G  6.5 7.2   1.2  538  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 6.8 (GS). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=6.3*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (VI) on Raoul Island. 

JUL 11   21 46 39.7  21.966 N   99.196 E   13 D  6.1 7.1   1.3  411  MYANMAR-CHINA BORDER REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.1 (GS). Ms 6.9 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Eleven 
                                                                     people killed, 136 injured, more than 100,000 houses 
                                                                     destroyed and 42,000 damaged in the Lancang-Menglian-
                                                                     Ximeng area, China. Some buildings also damaged in 
                                                                     Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Provinces, Thailand. 
                                                                     
JUL 12   15 46 56.8  23.260 S  170.865 E   11 G  6.0 6.4   1.0  467  LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
JUL 21   22 44 04.5  36.427 N  103.123 E   13 G  5.7 5.4   1.0  409  GANSU, CHINA. Mw 5.5 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). Me 5.5 (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=2.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Fourteen people killed, at least 60 injured, 5,000 
                                                                     homeless, 4,500 houses destroyed and 5,000 houses 
                                                                     damaged in the Yongdeng area. Felt at Baiyin, Dingxi, 
                                                                     Jingtai, Lanzhou, Tianzhu and Wuwei. Also felt at Xining, 
                                                                     Qinghai. 

JUL 26   23 42 02.7  2.534  N  127.681 E   65 G  6.0       1.1  343  NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Me 
                                                                     6.7 (GS). Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (PPT).
                                                                     
JUL 28   14 29 11.0  21.182 S  175.394 W   92 G  6.3       0.8  561  TONGA ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
JUL 30   05 11 23.6  23.340 S   70.294 W   46 G  6.6 7.3   1.1  489  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Mw 8.0 (GS), 8.0 (HRV).         
                                                                     Me 7.6 (GS). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=1.0*10**21 Nm (GS). 
         Mo=1.2*10**21 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.3*10**21 Nm (PPT). Three people killed, 58 injured, 630 homeless and 115 houses 
         destroyed (VII) in the Antofagasta area. Landslides blocked several roads in the Antofagasta area. One person  
         injured at Mejillones. Several houses damaged at Calama, Mejillones, San Pedro de Atacama, Taltal and Tocopilla. 
         Felt (VI) at Baquedano, Chuquicamata, Copiapo, Diego de Almagro, Inca de Oro, Iquique, Mejillones, Peine, Sierra 
         Gorda, Taltal, Tierra Amarilla and Tocopilla; (V) at Chanaral, El Salvador, Huasco and Vallenar; (IV) at Arica, 
         Caldera and La Serena. Felt in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Jujuy, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta and San Juan Provinces and as 
         far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also felt in southern Peru and (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Tsunami generated with 
         maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough, in cm) recorded at the following selected tide stations: 55 at Valparaiso, 
         Chile; 10 on Easter Island; 75 at Hilo, 70 at Kahului, 15 at Honolulu and 12 at Nawiliwili, Hawaii; 27 at Crescent 
         City, 25 at Santa Monica, 11 at San Diego and 10 at Los Angeles, California; 30 at Adak, 21 at Sand Point, 20 on 
         Shemya, 10 at Kodiak and 9 at Seward, Alaska; 25 at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 9 at Papeete, Tahiti; 29 at Miyako 
         and 26 at Hachinche, Japan. 

AUG 14   04 37 17.5   4.836 S  151.515 E  128 G  6.4       1.0  549  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt in the
                                                                     epicentral area.

AUG 16   10 27 28.6   5.799 S  154.178 E   30 G  6.5 7.8   1.3  459  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 7.6 (GS), 7.7 (HRV). Me 7.3 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 7.8 (BRK). Mo=2.6*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=4.6*10**20 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=3.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Minor damage in the 
                                                                     epicentral area. Landslides blocked a road between 
                                                                     Rabaul and Kokopo, New Britain. Felt strongly on
                                                                     Shortland Island. Tsunami generated with maximum
                                                                     wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 55 cm at Rabaul, 
                                                                     New Britain and 11 cm on Kwajalein Island. 
                                                                     
AUG 16   16 24 26.5   5.429 S  153.773 E   19 G  5.8 6.7   1.1  391  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 
                                                                     6.4 (GS). Ms 6.8 (BRK). Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

AUG 16   23 10 23.9   5.771 S  154.347 E   33 N  6.2 7.2   1.2  365  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.8 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=6.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=7.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt throughout the
                                                                     Solomon Islands.
                                                                     
AUG 17   00 59 57.7  41.559 N   88.800 E    0 G  6.0       0.9  586  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Underground nuclear
                                                                     explosion.
  
AUG 17   10 01 25.9   5.168 S  153.447 E   21 G  5.6 6.4   1.2  252  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 5.9 (GS). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     
AUG 19   21 43 31.9   5.139 N   75.577 W  120 G  6.2       1.0  621  COLOMBIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.3 (GS). mb 6.7 
                                                                     (BRK). Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Some damage and power outages in the epicentral area. 
                                                                     Felt at Bogota, Manizales, Medellin and Pereira. Also 
                                                                     felt in central Colombia. 
                                                                     
AUG 23   07 06 02.7  18.856 N  145.218 E  595 G  6.3       0.9  623  MARIANA ISLANDS. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 6.8 (GS). 
                                                                     mb 6.3 (BRK). Mo=4.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.4*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on Saipan. 
                                                                     
AUG 28   10 46 12.0  26.092 N  110.284 W   12 G  5.7 6.5   1.1  207  GULF OF CALIFORNIA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=
                                                                     6.7*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

AUG 31   17 10 35.0  15.838 S  166.426 E   17 G  6.1 6.4   1.0  460  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.1 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=8.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

SEP 05   21 29 58.4  21.852 S  138.844 W    0 G  4.8       0.8   95  TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO REGION. Underground nuclear
                                                                     explosion on Mururoa.   

SEP 14   14 04 31.4  16.779 N   98.597 W   23 G  6.4 7.2   1.2  565  NEAR COAST OF GUERRERO, MEXICO. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.4 (HRV).       
                                                                     Me 7.2 (GS). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=
                                                                     1.3*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (PPT). Three 
                                                                     people killed, nearly 100 injured, 500 homeless and 
                                                                     extensive damage in Guerrero. Several people injured, 
                                                                     400 homeless and considerable damage in Oaxaca. Some 
                                                                     minor damage in Puebla and at Mexico City. Felt strongly 
                                                                     along the Pacific coast of Mexico from Michoacan to 
                                                                     Chiapas. 

SEP 17   17 09 20.6  17.093 S   66.707 E    8 G  5.6 6.0   0.9  344  MAURITIUS-REUNION REGION. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me          
                                                                     6.6 (GS). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=
                                                                     6.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

SEP 23   22 31 56.3  10.680 S   78.581 W   60 G  6.0       1.2  436  NEAR COAST OF PERU. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.2            
                                                                     (GS). mb 6.4 (BRK). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at Huacho; 
                                                                     (IV) at Lima and Trujillo; (III) at Canta and Huaraz; 
                                                                     (II) at Chiclayo and Ica. 
                                                                     
OCT 01   15 57 16.2  38.063 N   30.134 E   33 N  5.8 6.2   1.1  491  TURKEY. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 5.8 (GS). ML 5.7           
                                                                     (CSS), 5.6 (THE). Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=
                                                                     4.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).  Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (PPT). One 
                                                                     hundred one people killed, 348 injured, 50,000 
                                                                     homeless and 4,500 buildings damaged or destroyed 
                                                                     in the Dinar area. About 600 buildings destroyed at 
                                                                     Evciler. Felt in much of western Turkey as far west 
                                                                     as Izmir and as far north as Bursa and Yalova.

OCT 01   23 29 57.9  22.250 S  138.745 W    0 G  5.4       0.9  249  TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO REGION. Underground nuclear               
                                                                     explosion.

OCT 03   01 51 23.9   2.750 S   77.881 W   24 G  6.5 7.0   0.9  650  PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Me        
                                                                     6.9 (GS). Ms 6.9 (BRK). Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=
                                                                     3.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two    
                                                                     people killed, 5 injured and at least 83 homes damaged 
                                                                     or destroyed in Ecuador. Some damage at Archidona,     
                                                                     Canelos, Limon, Macas, Mendez, Patuca, Puyo, Santiago, 
                                                                     Sucua and Tena, Ecuador. Slight damage (V) at Quito,   
                                                                     Ecuador. Felt (V) at Ayabaca; (IV) at Chachapoyas and  
                                                                     Moyobamba; (III) at Chulucanas, Jaen and Tumbes; (II)  
                                                                     at Tarapoto, Peru. Felt in many parts of Ecuador, Peru 
                                                                     and in Colombia as far north as Bogota. 

OCT 03   12 44 58.0   2.778 S   77.851 W   17 G  6.0 6.1   1.0  527  PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me        
                                                                     6.1 (GS). Ms 5.9 (BRK). Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=
                                                                     5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt   
                                                                     strongly in the epicentral area. Felt in many parts of 
                                                                     Ecuador and in parts of Colombia. Also felt (III) in   
                                                                     northern Peru.

OCT 06   18 09 45.9   2.045 S  101.436 E   33 N  5.8 6.9   1.1  356  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV).         
                                                                     Me 7.1 (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Eighty-four people killed,  
                                                                     1,868 injured, nearly 65,000 homeless and over 17,600  
                                                                     homes and buildings damaged or destroyed in Jambi      
                                                                     Province. Landslides occurred in the epicentral area.  
                                                                     Felt in many parts of central Sumatera and as far as   
                                                                     southern Malaysia and Singapore. 

OCT 09   15 35 53.9  19.055 N  104.205 W   33 N  6.6 7.4   1.3  615  NEAR COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO. Mw 7.9 (GS), 8.0 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 7.3 (GS). Ms 7.3 (BRK). Mo=9.1*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**21 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.6*10**20 Nm (PPT). At  
                                                                     least 49 people killed, 100 injured, nearly 1,000      
                                                                     homeless and extensive damage in the states of Colima  
                                                                     and Jalisco. Most of the damage and casualties were in 
                                                                     the Cihuatlan-Manzanillo area, Colima. Some damage also
                                                                     occurred in the states of Guerrero and Michoacan. Felt 
                                                                     strongly at Mexico City. Felt by people in high-rise   
                                                                     buildings as far as Dallas and Houston, Texas and      
                                                                     Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Landslides blocked roads      
                                                                     between Guadalajara and Manzanillo. Tsunami generated  
                                                                     with estimated runup heights of 200 to 500 cm in the   
                                                                     Manzanillo area. Maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough) 
                                                                     recorded at the following selected tide stations: 51 cm
                                                                     at Cabo San Lucas and 20 cm on Isla Socorro, Mexico;   
                                                                     100 cm on Hiva Oa, 30 cm on Nuku Hiva and 7 cm at      
                                                                     Papeete, French Polynesia; 37 cm at Hilo, 34 cm at     
                                                                     Kahului, 12 cm at Nawiliwili and 11 cm at Kawaihae,    
                                                                     Hawaii; 37 cm at Pago Pago, American Samoa; 4 cm at    
                                                                     Southport, Australia. Land subsidence of approximately 
                                                                     14 cm observed at the Manzanillo harbor. 

OCT 12   16 52 53.0  18.810 N  104.017 W   16 G  5.5 5.6   1.1  345  NEAR COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 5.4 (GS). Ms 5.2 (BRK). Mo=7.3*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.9*10**17 Nm (PPT). Five
                                                                     people injured and some additional damage at           
                                                                     Manzanillo, Colima. Felt at Mexico City. 

OCT 18   10 37 26.3  27.929 N  130.175 E   28 G  6.4 6.9   1.2  521  RYUKYU ISLANDS. Mw 6.9 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). Ms       
                                                                     6.7 (BRK). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=5.7*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person injured  
                                                                     on Amami O-shima. Felt (V JMA) on Kikai-shima and (IV  
                                                                     JMA) at Naze, Amami O-shima. Tsunami generated with    
                                                                     estimated runup heights of 100 to 260 cm on Kikai-shima
                                                                     and Amami O-shima, causing minor damage to boats.      
                                                                     Maximum wave height (peak-to-trough) of 80 cm recorded 
                                                                     on Nakano-shima. 

OCT 19   02 41 36.1  28.094 N  130.148 E   20 G  6.3 6.9   1.2  439  RYUKYU ISLANDS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS). Ms       
                                                                     6.6 (BRK). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Felt (V JMA) on Amami O-shima. Landslides   
                                                                     occurred on Kikai-shima. Local tsunami generated with  
                                                                     wave heights up to 1.5 meters along some coastal areas. 

OCT 21   02 38 57.1  16.840 N   93.469 W  159 G  6.3       1.1  640  CHIAPAS, MEXICO. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS).         
                                                                     Mo=4.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=7.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=
                                                                     1.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Several houses damaged at      
                                                                     Larrainzar. Felt strongly in many parts of southern    
                                                                     Mexico and at Mexico City. Also felt in many parts of  
                                                                     Guatemala. Felt (II) at Metapan, El Salvador. 

OCT 23   22 46 50.8  26.003 N  102.227 E   10 G  5.8 6.4   1.0  460  SICHUAN, CHINA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS). Ms       
                                                                     6.1 (BRK). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). At least 81 people killed, 800 injured and  
                                                                     more than 200 houses damaged or destroyed in the Wuding
                                                                     area. Felt strongly at Chuxiong, Dongchuan, Kunming,   
                                                                     Qujing, Zhaotong and many other parts of northern      
                                                                     Yunnan.  Also felt in southwestern Sichuan, China and  
                                                                     in northern Vietnam. 

OCT 27   21 59 58.1  21.891 S  138.983 W    0 G  5.4       0.8  268  TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO REGION. Underground nuclear               
                                                                     explosion.

NOV 01   00 35 32.7  28.906 S   71.417 W   20 G  6.3 6.4   1.1  521  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Ms       
                                                                     6.3 (BRK). Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) at La Serena and (II) 
                                                                     at Santiago. Also felt (IV) in Mendoza Province, 
                                                                     Argentina. 

NOV 08   07 14 18.6   1.833 N   95.050 E   33 N  6.2 6.9   1.1  492  OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9            
                                                                     (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (III) at Medan, (II) at Bengkulu and Padangpanjang.
                                                                     Felt (III) at Gunungsitoli, Nias. Felt at Banda Aceh, 
                                                                     Meulaboh, Sigli and Tapaktuan, and many other parts of. 
                                                                     northern Sumatera. Also felt in southern Thailand. 

NOV 21   21 29 58.0  21.879 S  139.032 W    0 G  4.8       1.0  118  TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO REGION. Underground nuclear explosion. 

NOV 22   04 15 11.9  28.826 N   34.799 E   10 G  6.2 7.3   1.3  542  EGYPT. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). ML 6.2 (JER). At least         
                                                                     eight people killed and 30 injured in the epicentral   
                                                                     region, including two killed and 11 injured at Nuwaybi.
                                                                     Damage occurred in many parts of northeastern Egypt as 
                                                                     far away as Cairo. One person was killed and two       
                                                                     slightly injured at Al Bad, Saudi Arabia. Some damage  
                                                                     occurred at Al Bad, Al Ula and Haql, Saudi Arabia. One 
                                                                     person died of a heart attack, several people were     
                                                                     injured, and substantial damage, power outages, and  
                                                                     liquefaction occurred at Elat, Israel. Some damage also
                                                                     occurred at Jerusalem, Israel and Aqaba, Jordan. Felt  
                                                                     from Sudan to Lebanon. Felt at Baghdad and Mosul, Iraq.
                                                                     Also felt by people in high-rise buildings at Limassol
                                                                     and Nicosia, Cyprus. Possible tsunami observed at Aqaba, 
                                                                     Jordan.

NOV 24   17 24 11.8  44.537 N  149.103 E   28 G  6.1 6.4   0.9  680  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.1 (BRK). 
                                                                     Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt (V) on
                                                                     Iturup and (III) on Shikotan.           

DEC 01   05 20 28.8  10.160 N  104.000 W   10 G  5.6 6.3   1.1  242  OFF COAST OF MEXICO. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Mo=8.9*10**
                                                                     18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (V) at Kurilsk.

DEC 02   17 13 18.6  44.505 N  149.237 E   18 G  6.0 6.6   1.2  558  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Ms 6.2 (BRK).
                                                                     Mo=4.6*10**18 Nm GS). Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). (Mo=1.2*10**
                                                                     19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at Kurilsk.

DEC 03   18 01 08.9  44.663 N  149.300 E   33 N  6.6 7.9   1.1  703  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 7.6 (GS), 7.9 (HRV). Mo=2.7*10**20 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=8.2*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.1*10**20 Nm (PPT)
                                                                     Felt (V) on Iturup, (IV) on Matua and (III) on Kunashir. 
                                                                     Felt (II JMA) at Akkeshi, Kushiro and Urakawa, Hokkaido. 
                                                                     Also felt (II JMA) at Aomori and Mutsu, Honshu. tsunami 
                                                                     generated with maximum recorded wave heights (peak-to-
                                                                     trough) as follows: 37 cm at Nemuro and 10 cm at Kushiro, 
                                                                     Hokkaido; 13 cmon Wake Islandand 6 cm at Aykukawa Bay,
                                                                     Honshu; 20 cm on Shemya and 10 cm at Adak, Alaska; 13 cm
                                                                     on Wake Island; 41 cm on Midway Island; 31 cm at Crescent
                                                                     City, California.

DEC 19   20 56 06.3  15.301 N   90.154 W   10 G  5.0 4.8   1.3  100  GUATEMALA. Mw 5.4 (HRV). ML 5.3 (GCG). Ms 4.8 (BRK)
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person killed and one person 
                                                                     injured by rockslides at Tactic. Several houses damaged at 
                                                                     San Miguel, Tucuru and Tamahu. Landslides occurred in the
                                                                     epicentral area. Felt (IV) at Coban and (III) at   
                                                                     Guatemala City. Landslides occurred in the epicentral area.

DEC 19   23 28 12.1  3.703 S  140.233 E    63 G  6.1 6.3   1.0  397  IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=7.0*10**18 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm.
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Two people killed by a
                                                                     landslide in the Pegunungan Jayawijaya area. Felt (IV) at 
                                                                     Jayapura and Wamena, (III) at Tanahmerah and (II) at Nabire. 

DEC 25   04 43 24.4   6.903 S  129.151 E  142 D  6.3       1.0  558  BANDA SEA. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     (VI) at Saumlaki; (IV) at Ambon and Tual; (III) at Nabire
                                                                     and and Sorong, Indonesia. Also felt in northern Australia.


OTHER NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES IN 1995

JAN 29   03 11 22.6& 47.388 N  122.365 W   17    5.1 4.5        317  WASHINGTON. . Mw 5.1 (HRV). MD 5.0 (SEA). ML 4.9       
                                                                     (PGC). Mo=4.5*10**16 Nm (HRV). Slight damage at Auburn 
         and Tacoma. Felt (V) at Duvall, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Marysville, Milton, Seahurst, Seattle and 
         Snoqualmie; (IV) at Bellevue, Bothell, Buckley, Carnation, Chelan, Edmonds, Keyport, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Port 
         Orchard, Selah, Snohomish, Sumner and Tracyton. Felt from Vancouver, British Columbia to Salem, Oregon and as far
         east as Grand Coulee and Yakima, Washington.           

AUG 17   22 39 59.0& 35.776 N  117.662 W    6    5.3 5.2        296  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. . Mw 5.4 (HRV). ML 5.4 (PAS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (BRK). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Slight 
                                                                     damage in the Ridgecrest area. Felt (V) at Cantil, 
                                                                     China Lake, Inyokern, Johannesburg, Onyx and Randsburg; 
                                                                     (IV) at Bakersfield, Darwin, Hinkley, Kernville, Porterville, 
                                                                     Tecopa and Tehachapi. Felt from the Los Angeles area north 
                                                                     to Bishop and Fresno. Felt east as far as Las Vegas, Nevada. 

SEP 20   23 27 36.2& 35.761 N  117.639 W    5    5.0 5.5        266  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. . Mw 5.5 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). ML       
                                                                     5.8 (PAS), 6.1 (BRK). Mo=2.3*10**17 Nm (BRK). Mo=
                                                                     2.3*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Felt     
                                                                     strongly in the China Lake-Ridgecrest area. Felt (V) at
                                                                     Darwin and Inyokern; (IV) at Barstow, Bodfish, Boron,  
                                                                     Edwards, Glendale, Hinkley, Johannesburg, La Canada,   
                                                                     Littlerock, Lone Pine, Santa Ana, Strathmore and       
                                                                     Tehachapi. Felt in the Los Angeles area, south as far  
                                                                     as San Diego and east to Las Vegas, Nevada.

OCT 06   05 23 18.5& 65.170 N  148.565 W    9    5.7 5.8        592  NORTHERN ALASKA. . Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Me 6.4       
                                                                     (GS). ML 6.2 (AEIC), 6.2 (PMR). Ms 5.5 (BRK). Mo=
                                                                     1.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Minor    
                                                                     damage (VI) at Fairbanks. Felt (V) at Anderson, Delta  
                                                                     Junction, Eielson Air Force Base, Ester, Nenana, North 
                                                                     Pole, Rampart, Salcha and Wiseman; (IV) at Bettles,    
                                                                     Cantwell, Dot Lake, Eagle, Fort Yukon, Lake Minchumina,
                                                                     Manley Hot Springs, Minto, Ruby, Tanana and Tok; (III) 
                                                                     at Circle, Coldfoot, Hughes, McGrath, Paxson,          
                                                                     Talkeetna, Valdez and Wasilla; (II) at Palmer. Felt    
                                                                     throughout central Alaska as far south as Anchorage.

Compiled by Waverly J. Person