Significant Earthquakes of the World

1996

										                                  


                                        SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1996


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

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

JAN 01   08 05 10.8   0.729 N  119.931 E   24 G  6.3 7.6   1.2  368  MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI. Mw 7.8 (GS), 7.9 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 7.4 (GS). Ms 7.6 (BRK). Es=2.8*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.1*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=7.8*10**20 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.6*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least eight people killed, 
                                                                     one person missing and more than 350 buildings damaged 
                                                                     in the Bangkir-Tolitoli area. A local tsunami with 
                                                                     estimated runup heights of one to five meters contributed 
                                                                     to the damage in the epicentral area. Two events about 
                                                                     2.4 seconds apart.

JAN 01   09 57 51.4  53.826 N  159.586 E   33 N  5.9 6.6   1.4  316  NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. Ms 6.6 (BRK). Felt (IV) at
                                                                     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

JAN 08   10 04 47.8  53.304 N  142.738 E    8 G  5.6 5.3   0.9  453  SAKHALIN ISLAND. Mw 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). Ms 5.1 (BRK)
                                                                     Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=5.9*10**17 Nm (OBN). Fourteen houses damaged at Okha. 
                                                                     Felt (VII) at Russa; (VI) at Okhaand Tungor; (V) at 
                                                                     Moskalvo, Nogliki and Vostochnyy; (IV) at Nekrasovka and 
                                                                     Rybnoye.

JAN 30   22 29 57.1  32.921 S  178.298 W   33 N  5.6 6.7   1.0  137  SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (HRV). Ms 6.9 (BRK).
                                                                     Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

FEB 03   11 14 20.1  27.291 N  100.276 E   11 G  6.4 6.5   1.2  604  YUNNAN, CHINA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least 322 people killed, 3,925 
                                                                     seriously injured and 13,000 slightly injured. About 
                                                                     358,000 housing units collapsed and 654,000 others were 
                                                                     damaged. More than 320,000 people were left homeless. 
                                                                     Maximum intensity (IX) at Lijiang. Complex event. 

FEB 07   21 36 46.3  45.324 N  149.892 E   43 G  6.3 7.0   1.1  642  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.8*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.4*10**19 Nm (OBN). Minor 
                                                                     damage (V) on Iturup. Felt (V) at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir. 
                                                                     Also felt (V) on Simushir and Urup. 

FEB 16   09 44 58.4   1.496 S   15.279 W   11 G  6.2 6.4   1.1  465  NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.9
                                                                     (GS). Es=5.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=7.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

FEB 16   15 22 58.8  37.353 N  142.380     41 G  6.3 6.2   1.1  627  OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7             
                                                                     (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). Ms 5.8 (BRK). Es=2.4*10**14 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Several people slightly injured in 
                                                                     the epicentral area. Felt (IV JMA) at Fukushima, Ichinoseki, 
                                                                     Ishinomaki, Mito, Morioka, Ofunato, Sendai and Shirakawa. 
                                                                     Felt at Tokyo. Also felt  on the Izu Peninsula and on 
                                                                     Hokkaido.

FEB 17   05 59 30.5   0.891 S  136.952 E   33 N  6.5 8.1   1.3  370  IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 8.1 (GS), 8.2 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.7 (GS). Ms 7.8 (BRK). Es=8.5*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**21 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**21 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=9.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 108 people killed, 423 
                                                                     injured, 58 missing, 5,043 houses destroyed or damaged in 
                                                                     the epicentral area. Extensive damage on Biak and Supiori 
                                                                     from the tsunami, which reached heights of 7 meters in many 
                                                                     areas. Also damage along the north coast of Irian Jaya from 
                                                                     Manokwari to Sarmi. Complex earthquake, with at least two 
                                                                     larger events occurring about 12 and 18 seconds after the 
                                                                     onset.

FEB 17   14 21 22.3   0.567 S  135.840 E   19 G  5.8 6.5   1.1  294  IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Es=1.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).

FEB 17   20 18 07.0   0.917 S  136.225 E   32 G  6.0 6.6   1.3  127  IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=8.9*10**18 Nm (PPT).   

FEB 18   02 25 33.3   1.336 S  136.464 E   10 G  5.9 6.3   1.4  244  IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.4 (HRV).         
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Es=2.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

FEB 18   23 49 28.1   1.266 S   14.273 W   10 G  6.3 6.5   1.1  534  NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV).            
                                                                     Me 7.0 (GS). Es=7.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=7.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

FEB 21   12 51 01.3   9.593 S   79.587 W   10 G  5.8 6.6   1.2  238  OFF COAST OF NORTHERN PERU. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.4 (BRK). Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**20 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Mo=3.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Four fishermen killed near Chimbote 
                                                                     and three others missing near Callao from a regional tsunami.
                                                                     Two people injured at Coishco. About 150 beach huts, some
                                                                     homes and small boats were destroyed by waves in the
                                                                     Chimbote area. Felt (IV) at Chimbote and Huarmey; (III)
                                                                     at Casma; (II) at Huacho and Huaraz. 

FEB 22   13 40 53.4  33.672 S   71.671 W   43 G  5.9 5.5   1.1  335  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mw 6.0 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 5.7 (GS). MD 5.7 (SAN). Es=9.1*10*12 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person 
                                                                     injured at Santiago. Minor damage (VII) at Papudo. Felt 
                                                                     (V) at Coquimbo, Rancagua, Santiago and Valparaiso; (IV) 
                                                                     in Maule Province. Mud walls collapsed at Las Cabras and 
                                                                     Melipilla. Mudslides blocked roads in the San Antonio area.

FEB 25   03 08 15.8  15.978 N   98.070 W   21 G  6.1 6.9   1.2  403  OFF COAST OF GUERRERO, MEXICO. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Es=1.3*10*14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=5.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt along 
                                                                     the Guerrero and Oaxaca coasts. Also felt at Mexico City. 
                                                                     Two events about 6.4 seconds apart. 

MAR 03   14 55 11.8  11.657 N   86.856 W   33 N  5.7 6.5   1.3  307  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 5.9 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

MAR 03   16 37 31.5  11.905 N   86.772 W   33 N  5.7 6.7   1.2  293  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.0 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Es=2.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Some damage at Chinandega and Granada. Felt strongly at 
                                                                     Managua. 

MAR 16   22 04 06.2  28.983 N  138.944 E  477 D  5.9       0.9  348  BONIN ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS).
                                                                     mb 6.1 (BRK). Es=7.8*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm (PPT).

MAR 17   14 48 56.7  14.705 S  167.297 E  164 D  5.8 6.0   0.9  162  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS).        
                                                                     Es=1.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

MAR 19   15 00 26.0  39.993 N   76.696 E   28 D  5.7 6.0   1.0  273  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Me 5.7
                                                                     (GS). Es=8.8*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least twenty-four people killed, 
                                                                     128 injured and more than 15,314 houses destroyed in the 
                                                                     Artux-Jiashi area. Also felt in the Bachu, Kashi, Wuqia and 
                                                                     Yecheng areas. Two events about 8 seconds apart.

MAR 22   03 24 20.0  51.221 N  178.695 E   20 G  5.7 6.6   1.2  477  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.7 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). ML 6.6 (PMR). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Es=6.7*10**13 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on Adak. Two events about 2.0 
                                                                     seconds apart.

MAR 28   23 03 49.8   1.036 S   78.737 W   33 N  5.8 5.2   0.8  296  ECUADOR. Mw 6.0 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). Me 5.6 (GS). Ms 5.1
                                                                     (BRK). Es=5.0*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=9.6*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.4*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 27 people killed, 100 
                                                                     injured, several thousand homeless and considerable damage 
                                                                     and destruction to homes, bridges and water pipes in 
                                                                     Cotopaxi, Pastaza and Tungurahua Provinces. Land-
                                                                     slides blocked several roads in the epicentral area.
                                                                     Minor damage (VI) at Ambato, Latacunga and San Miguel
                                                                     de Salcedo. Felt (IV) at Quito; (III) at Ibarra; (II)
                                                                     at Cuenca and Guayaquil. Felt in many parts of Ecuador.

APR 16   00 30 54.6  24.061 S  177.036 W  111 D  6.4 6.8   1.0  376  SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.9      
                                                                     (GS). Es=5.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.5*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two events 
                                                                     about 2.0 seconds apart.

APR 19   00 19 31.1  23.944 S   70.093 W   50 D  6.0 6.1   1.0  295  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=7.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V-VI) 
                                                                     at Calama; (V) at Antofagasta, Maria Elena and Tocopilla; 
                                                                     (IV) at Taltal. 

APR 29   14 40 41.0   6.518 S  154.999 E   44 G  6.3 7.5   1.0  301  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS).         
                                                                     Es=5.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.9*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=7.6*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=4.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person killed and 
                                                                     several dozen houses collapsed in Bougainville. Two events 
                                                                     about 6.5 seconds apart.

MAY 02   06 30 24.8  16.130 N  120.600 E   33 N  5.2 5.0   1.0  113  LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 5.5 (HRV). Mo=1.8*10**17 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Three people injured at Dagupan. Felt (V RF) at 
                                                                     Dagupan; (IV RF) at Baguio and Manila; (III RF) at Quezon.

MAY 02   13 34 28.9   4.548 S  154.833 E  500 G  5.6       1.0  242  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV), Me 6.0 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.4*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=9.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). A small event is followed 
                                                                     about 3 seconds later by a larger one.

MAY 03   03 32 47.1  40.774 N  109.661 E   26 D  5.5 6.0   1.0  268  WESTERN NEI MONGOL, CHINA. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). At         
                                                                     least 18 people killed, 300 injured and extensive      
                                                                     damage in the Baotou area. Felt at Beijing, Hohhot,    
                                                                     Taiyuan, Xian and Yinchuan. 

MAY 03   04 04 22.6& 47.760 N  121.876 W    4    5.2            307  WASHINGTON. . MD 5.3 (SEA). ML 5.5 (PGC). Two          
                                                                     people injured and slight damage in the epicentral     
                                                                     area. Felt (V) at Baring, Bothell, Bremerton,          
                                                                     Burlington, Carnation, Clinton, Hansville, Kenmore,    
                                                                     Kingston, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Maple Valley,        
                                                                     Marblemount, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Pacific,        
                                                                     Peshastin, Port Hadlock, Preston, Redmond, Redondo,    
                                                                     Ronald, Seattle, Silverdale, Snoqualmie and Woodinville.
                                                                     Felt throughout western Washington, east as far as 
                                                                     Wenatchee and south as far as Astoria and Portland, 
                                                                     Oregon. Felt at Castlegar, Kelowna, Mission, Nelson, 
                                                                     Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, 
                                                                     Canada.

MAY 24   06 35 58.7  27.847 N   53.594 E   33 N  4.9 4.7   0.9  116  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.2 (HRV). Mo=7.8*10**16 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Twenty people injured and some damage in the Khonj area.

JUN 02   02 52 09.5  10.797 N   42.254 W   10 G  6.1 6.9   1.1  383  NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. Mw 6.8 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.1 (GS). Es=8.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

JUN 06   17 35 38.1  41.329 S   80.666 E   20 D  5.5 5.9   1.1   94  MID-INDIAN RIDGE. Mw 6.3 (GS0, 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). 

JUN 08   02 55 57.9  41.657 N   88.690 E    0 G  5.9 4.3   0.9  368  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Probable underground nuclear        
                                                                     explosion.
                                             
JUN 08   23 19 15.1  51.491 N  178.128 W   33 N  5.9 6.3   0.9  328  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.1 (GS). Ms 6.1 (BRK). ML 5.6 (PMR). Es=2.7*10**13 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt 
                                                                     strongly on Adak.

JUN 09   01 12 16.7  17.444 N  145.458 E  149 D  6.0 5.9   1.0  220  MARIANA ISLANDS. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt strongly on Saipan.
                                                                     
JUN 10   01 04 46.9  13.481 S  167.130 E  200 D  5.8 5.9   1.0  301  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.0 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.0 (BRK). Es=2.4*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Two events about 5 seconds 
                                                                     apart.

JUN 10   04 03 35.4  51.564 N  177.632 W   33 N  6.6 7.6   0.9  508  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. Mw 7.6 (GS), 7.9 (HRV), 
                                                                     7.5 (OBN). Me 7.4 (GS). Ms 7.4 (BRK). Es=3.2*10**15 Nm  
                                                                     (GS). Mo=2.5*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=8.1*10**20 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.3*10**20 Nm (OBN). Mo=8.6*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) 
                                                                     on Adak and Atka. Tsunami generated with wave heights 
                                                                     (peak-to-trough) recorded at the following selected tide 
                                                                     stations: 102 cm on Adak, 15 cm on Shemya, 12.5 cm at 
                                                                     Kodiak and 10.2 cm at Sand Point, Alaska; 46 cm on Midway; 
                                                                     55 cm at Kahului, 38 cm at Hilo, 33 cm at Nawiliwili and 
                                                                     10 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii; 30 cm at Crescent City, 
                                                                     California; 10 cm at Port Angeles, Washington. Complex 
                                                                     earthquake, with at least two events occurring about 10 
                                                                     and 14 seconds after the onset.

JUN 10   15 24 56.0  51.478 N  176.847 W   26 G  5.9 7.1   1.0  333  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.3 (HRV),
                                                                     7.3 (OBN). Me 6.9 (GS). Ms 6.9 (BRK). Es=5.1*10**14 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=7.4*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=8.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (OBN). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     strongly on Adak. Complex earthquake, with a small event 
                                                                     followed by a larger one about 3 seconds later.

JUN 11   18 22 55.7  12.614 N  125.154 E   33 N  6.0 7.0   0.9  307  SAMAR, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV), 7.1 
                                                                     (OBN). Me 6.6 (GS). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Es=2.0*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=5.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     (V RF) at Catarman; (IV RF) at Bulusan, Luzon and Palo, 
                                                                     Leyte; (III RF) at Legaspi, Luzon; (I RF) at Quezon, 
                                                                     Luzon. Complex earthquake. 

JUN 17   11 22 18.5   7.137 S  122.589 E  587 D  6.6       1.2  476  FLORES SEA. Mw 7.7 (GS), 7.9 (HRV). Me 7.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.8*10**16 Nm (GS). Mo=4.7*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.3*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.6*10**20 Nm (PPT). Some 
                                                                     damage at Kupang, Indonesia. Felt at Larantuka and 
                                                                     Maumere, Indonesia. Also felt in the Kota Kinabalu area, 
                                                                     Malaysia. Complex event. 

JUN 21   13 57 10.0  51.568 N  159.119 E   20 G  6.0 6.6   1.1  350  OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV), 7.0 
                                                                     (OBN). Me 6.5 (GS). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (IV) 
                                                                     at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Felt (II) at Severo-Kurilsk, 
                                                                     Paramushir. Complex earthquake, with a small event followed 
                                                                     by a larger one about 2 seconds later.

JUN 30	 11 32 35.8  51.726 N  159.812 E   33 N  5.5 5.9   1.1  302  OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV), 6.5 
                                                                     (OBN). Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (OBN). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (III) 
                                                                     at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

JUL 15   00 13 28.6  46.015 N    5.977 E    5 G  4.5 4.5   1.2  111  FRANCE. mbLg 4.3 (MDD). One person slightly injured and 
                                                                     minor damage (VI) at Cruseilles. Felt strongly at Annecy. 
                                                                     Also felt at Lyon. Widely felt in the French Alps and 
                                                                     southwestern Switzerland.
      
JUL 15   21 23 34.0  17.600 N  100.965 W   18 G  5.7 6.5   1.2  165  GUERRERO, MEXICO. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.1 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=3.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=9.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt strongly at Acapulco, 
                                                                     Ixtapa and Mexico City. Also felt in Oaxaca.

JUL 16   03 48 28.3  56.084 N  164.998 E   33 N  5.8 6.4   1.2  205  KOMANDORSKY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV), 
                                                                     6.6 (OBN). Me 6.8 (GS). Es=3.2*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (OBN). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). 

JUL 16   10 07 36.6   1.016 N  120.254 E   33 N  6.0 6.4   1.0  145  MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 6.4 (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=1.0*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Some damage in Tolitoli area. Felt widely in           
                                                                     northwestern Sulawesi. 

JUL 22   14 19 35.7   1.000 N  120.450 E   33 N  6.0 6.9   1.2  214  MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV).        
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Ms 6.9 (BRK). Es=1.6*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Some damage (VIII) in the      
                                                                     Tolitoli area. Felt (V) in the Palu area. Complex 
                                                                     earthquake, with at least two events about 6 seconds 
                                                                     apart.

JUL 23   03 32 12.6  26.753 S  177.199 W   33 N  5.8 6.4   1.1  208  SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.7 (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=2.6*10**14 Nm (GS)
                                                                     Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (III) on Raoul, Kermadek
                                                                     Islands.

JUL 29   01 48 57.8  41.824 N   88.420 E    0 G  4.9       0.7   97  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Probable underground nuclear
                                                                     explosion.                                             

AUG 02   12 55 29.3  10.769 S  161.445 E   33 N  6.2 7.1   1.1  271  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Me 6.8 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 7.1 (BRK). Es=4.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm
                                                                     (GS). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).
                                                                     Felt (IV) at Honiara. Complex earthquake with at least 
                                                                     one larger event occurring about 6 seconds after the 
                                                                     onset.

AUG 05   02 08 58.2  15.267 S  173.126 W   41 G  6.0 6.7   1.4  319  TONGA ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.0 (GS).           
                                                                     Ms 6.8 (BRK). Es=2.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (III) at Apia, Western Samoa.

AUG 05   22 38 22.0  20.690 S  178.310 W  550 D  6.4       0.9  508  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.4 (HRV). Me 7.0 (GS).
                                                                     mb 6.8 (BRK). Es=7.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=9.7*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt (II) 
                                                                     on Raoul, Kermadec Islands.

AUG 10   18 12 17.3  38.909 N  140.530 E   10 G  6.0 5.7   0.9  369  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Me 5.9 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 5.5 (BRK). Es=1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). Six people injured in north-
                                                                     eastern Yamagata Prefecture. Four people injured and
                                                                     fifteen houses damaged in Miyagi Prefecture. Felt (V JMA)
                                                                     in the Kurikoma area, (IV JMA) at Shinjo and (III JMA) at 
                                                                     Ichinoseki and Oga.

AUG 14   01 55 02.5  40.754 N   35.340 E   10 G  5.3 5.6   1.1  316  TURKEY. Mw 5.8 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). Ms 5.6 (BRK). 
                                                                     Mo=6.6*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=4.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Nine people 
                                                                     injured by a landslide at Oymaagac. Some damage in Amasya. 
                                                                     Felt strongly in Cankiri, Kastamonu, Samsun, Sivas and Tokat.

AUG 25   14 09 03.2   1.084 S   78.674 W   51    5.1 4.2   0.8  158  ECUADOR. Mw 5.5 (HRV). Mo=1.8*10**17 Nm (HRV). Two people 
                                                                     injured and several houses destroyed in the Ambato area. 
                                                                     Also felt at Latacunga and Pelileo.             
                              
SEP 05   08 14 14.4  22.118 S  113.436 W   10 G  6.2 7.0   1.1  360  EASTER ISLAND REGION. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 7.0 (BRK). Es=9.8*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Local
                                                                     tsunami generated with maximum recorded wave heights 
                                                                     (peak-to-trough) of 18 cm on Easter Island.

SEP 05   20 44 09.2  42.803 N   17.936 E   10 G  5.6 6.0   1.3  360  ADRIATIC SEA. Mw 5.7 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Me 5.7 (GS). Ms 6.1 
                                                                     (BRK). Es=8.2*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=3.4*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Several people injured, 2,000 left 
                                                                     homeless and extensive damage (VIII) in the Ston-Slano area, 
                                                                     Croatia. Felt (VI) at Herceg-Novi, Kotor and Tivat; (V) at 
                                                                     Bar, Budva, Niksic and Podgorica, Yugoslavia.  Felt (V) in 
                                                                     the Shkoder area, Albania and (IV) at Skopje, former 
                                                                     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Felt in many parts of Bosnia 
                                                                     and Herzegovina, Croatia and Yugoslavia.

SEP 05   23 42 06.1  21.898 N  121.498 E   20 G  6.4 6.6   1.0  372  TAIWAN REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). Ms 6.4 
                                                                     (BRK). Es=4.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt on 
                                                                     Taiwan. Also felt (III RF) at Pasuquin, Luzon, Philippines.
                                                                     Two events about 6 seconds apart.

SEP 20   04 10 27.6   9.463 N  126.284 E   33 N  5.8 6.4   1.1  199  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 5.9
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=1.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=7.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     at Butuan and Surigao. Also felt on Leyte.  

SEP 20   04 11 04.5   9.454 N  126.334 E   33 N  5.9       1.1   64  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV).

OCT 01   15 50 23.6  12.434 N   58.066 E   10 G  5.8 5.9   1.2  276  ARABIAN SEA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (HRV).

OCT 06   20 13 09.1  49.047 N  127.880 W   10 G  5.8 6.3   1.2  386  VANCOUVER ISLAND REGION. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.7 
                                                                     (GS). Es=2.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10*18 Nm (PPT).

OCT 09   13 10 52.1  34.556 N   32.126 E   33 N  6.4 6.8   1.0  482  CYPRUS REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). Ms 6.9
                                                                     (BRK). Es=4.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person 
                                                                     died of a heart attack and twenty others injured on Cyprus. 
                                                                     One person killed in Egypt. Felt in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, 
                                                                     Lebanon and Syria. 
                                                                     
OCT 14   23 26 20.0   7.133 S  155.568 E   24 G  5.9 6.9   1.1  263  SOLOMON ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.3 (GS).         
                                                                     Ms 6.9 (BRK). Es=7.0*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=9.8*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     strongly on the Shortland Islands and on the western 
                                                                     Solomon Islands. Complex earthquake, with a small event 
                                                                     followed by a larger one about 2.5 seconds later.

OCT 18   10 50 20.8  30.568 N  131.093 E   10 G  6.0 6.6   1.2  308  KYUSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.3 (GS). Ms 6.3 
                                                                     (BRK). Es=7.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     (IV JMA) in eastern Kagoshima Prefecture; (III JMA) in 
                                                                     Miyazaki and western Kagoshima Prefectures. Also felt 
                                                                     (III JMA) on Tanega-shima. Local tsunami generated with 
                                                                     wave heights up to 17 cm recorded on Tanega-shima. 
      
OCT 19   14 44 40.7  31.885 N  131.468 E   22 G  6.3 6.6   1.0  396  KYUSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 7.0 (OBN). Me 6.6 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=2.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Some damage (V JMA) at Kanoya and
                                                                     Miyazaki. Felt (IV JMA) at Kumamoto, Kurume and Oita.
                                                                     Tsunami generated with recorded wave heights of 110 cm at
                                                                     Miyazaki, 40 cm at Nichinan and 14 cm on Tanega-shima.
                                                                     Minor tsunami also observed on Shikoku.

OCT 19   14 53 48.7  20.412 S  178.510 W  591 D  6.1       0.8  558  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS).
                                                                     Es=2.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                
NOV 05   09 41 34.7  31.160 S  179.998 E  369 D  5.9       1.0  356  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.3
                                                                     (GS). Es=6.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (PPT).
                                                                     
NOV 06   20 00 58.8  27.999 N  143.538 E    9 G  6.4 6.5   0.8  388  BONIN ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 6.5 (BRK). Es=2.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Complex 
                                                                     earthquake, with two events occurring about 2 seconds apart.

NOV 12   16 59 44.0  14.993 S   75.675 W   33 N  6.5 7.3   1.1  365  NEAR COAST OF PERU. Mw 7.5 (GS), 7.7 (HRV). Me 7.3 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 7.0 (BRK). Es=2.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**20 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=4.6*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.7*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 
                                                                     14 people killed, 560 injured and 12,000 homeless from 
                                                                     Chincha Alta to Acari. Over 4,000 houses damaged or 
                                                                     destroyed (VIII) at Nazca. Felt (VII) in the Marcona area; 
                                                                     (VI) at Ica and Palpa; (IV) at Arequipa and Camana; (III) 
                                                                     at Lima and Tacna; (II) at Huancayo and Pucallpa. Felt by 
                                                                     people in high-rise buildings at Guayaquil, Ecuador and 
                                                                     La Paz, Bolivia. Tsunami generated with maximum recorded
                                                                     wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 25 cm at Callao, Peru; 35 
                                                                     cm at Arica and 21 cm at Caldera, Chile. This thrust 
                                                                     earthquake is associated with the subduction of the Nazca 
                                                                     Ridge (a major feature of the Nazca plate) beneath the 
                                                                     South American plate. It originated near the southern end 
                                                                     of a seismic gap between the large Peruvian earthquakes of 
                                                                     August 24, 1942 and October 3, 1974, with the aftershock 
                                                                     sequence progressing southward into the zone of the 1942 
                                                                     event. Complex earthquake with at least two larger events 
                                                                     occurring about 18 and 30 seconds after the onset. 

NOV 19   10 44 46.0  35.345 N   78.133 E   33 N  6.1 7.1   1.1  339  EASTERN KASHMIR. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV), 6.8 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 7.1 (GS). Ms 6.9 (BRK). Es=1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt at 
                                                                     Hotan, Shule, Wushi and Yecheng, China. Complex earthquake 
                                                                     with two events occurring about 6 seconds apart. 

NOV 20   02 27 47.9  34.350 N  141.132 E   33 N  5.9 5.7   1.0  331  OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.8 (GS). Ms 5.4 (BRK). Es=3.3*10*14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (III JMA) on Hachijo-jima and 
                                                                     Miyake-jima. Also felt at Tokyo. Complex earthquake with at 
                                                                     least one event occurring about 2 seconds after the onset.

DEC 02   22 17 59.2  31.789 N  131.314 E   49    6.0 6.6   1.0  332  KYUSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 6.9 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 6.0 (GS). Ms 64. (BRK). Es=2.2*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     (V JMA) in southern Miyazaki Prefecture. Felt from Fukuoka 
                                                                     to Kagoshima. Local tsunami observed with maximum recorded 
                                                                     wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 21 cm in the 
                                                                     Nichinan-Aburatsu area and 4 cm in the Hyuga-Hososhima area. 
                                                                     Complex earthquake, with at least two events occurring about 
                                                                     2 seconds apart.

DEC 10   08 36 18.7   0.870 N   30.039 W   10 G  6.0 6.2   0.9  209  CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 7.0 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.1 (BRK). Es=6.6*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two events about 3.5 seconds apart.
                                                                     
DEC 21   01 28 45.2  36.025 N  139.767 E   45 D  5.7 4.8   0.9  284  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.5 (GS), 5.5 (HRV). Me 5.1 (GS).
                                                                     Es=9.6*10**11 Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**17 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). One person slightly injured at Kanuma. Felt 
                                                                     (V JMA) at Mashiko and Nikko; (IV JMA) at Kumagaya, Mito, 
                                                                     Tochigi and Utsunomiya; (III JMA) at Iwaki, Koriyama, 
                                                                     Narita, Omiya, Tokyo, Tsuchiura, Urawa and Yokohama.

DEC 22   14 53 27.6  43.207 N  138.920 E  227 D  6.0       0.9  442  EASTERN SEA OF JAPAN. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS).
                                                                     mb 6.3 (BRK). Es=1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Two events about 2.5 seconds apart.



Compiled by Waverly J. Person