Significant Earthquakes of the World

1998

 


                                                                                                             
	  			   	SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1998



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  06 11 22.6  23.913 N  141.907 E   96 D  6.4 5.8    0.9  388  VOLCANO ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.5
                                                                     (GS). mb 6.6 (BRK). Es=1.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.5*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=3.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

JAN 04  06 11 58.9  22.301 S  170.911 E  101 D  6.4        0.9  423  LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.5 (HRV). Me 6.8
                                                                     (GS). Es=3.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt at
                                                                     Noumea, New Caledonia. Complex earthquake, with at least
                                                                     two larger events occurring about 13 and 23 seconds after 
                                                                     the onset.                                                                    

JAN 10  03 50 41.5  41.083 N  114.500 E   30    5.8 5.7    0.9  401  NORTHEASTERN CHINA. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). Me 5.8 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=4.1*10**17 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=4.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). Seventy people killed, about 
                                                                     11,500 injured, 44,000 families left homeless, extensive 
                                                                     damage and fires in the Shangyi-Zhangbei area. Over 
                                                                     70,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. Damage to 
                                                                     portions of the Great Wall of China in northwestern Hebei 
                                                                     Province. Felt strongly at Zhangjiakou and as far as 
                                                                     Beijing.
                                                                      
JAN 10  08 20 05.7  14.374 N   91.473 W   33 N  6.1 6.2    0.9  450  GUATEMALA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Mo=8.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). At least 
                                                                     16 people injured in Quezaltenango and 3 injured in San 
                                                                     Marcos Departments. Five people injured in the Guatemala 
                                                                     City area. Three people also injured in El Salvador. 
                                                                     Landslides, power outages and buildings damaged in 
                                                                     Quezaltenango and San Marcos Departments. Several houses 
                                                                     destroyed in Solola Department. Felt throughout southern 
                                                                     and western Guatemala as far as Alta Verapaz and Zacapa 
                                                                     Departments. Also felt in El Salvador and parts of 
                                                                     southern Mexico.

JAN 12  10 14 07.6  30.985 S   71.410 W   35 D  5.8 6.2    1.0  230  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.1 (GS). Ms 6.2 (BRK). Es=2.9*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) at Combarbala and 
                                                                     Ovalle; (V) at Coquimbo, Illapel, La Serena, Los Andes 
                                                                     and Los Vilos; (IV) at Rancagua, San Antonio and 
                                                                     Valparaiso; (III) at Santiago. Two events about 3.5 seconds
                                                                     apart.                                                   

JAN 12  16 36 20.2  15.848 S  179.376 W   23 D  5.8 6.7    1.2  277  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 6.9 (BRK). Es=4.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two events 
                                                                     about 3 seconds apart.

JAN 14  17 24 10.3  15.731 S  179.329 W   33 N  5.8 6.5    1.0  198  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Ms 6.7 (BRK).
                                                                     Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT).

JAN 27  21 05 44.3  22.411 S  179.035 E  610 D  5.6        0.9  379  SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 5.9 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.4*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

JAN 30  12 16 08.6* 23.913 S   70.207 W   42 G  6.3 6.5    1.1  385  NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Ms 6.3 (BRK). Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=4.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person suffered a heart attack 
                                                                     at Antofagasta. Minor damage to older buildings (VII) at 
                                                                     Antofagasta. Felt (VII) at Calama and Collahuasi; (VI) at 
                                                                     Maria Elena, Taltal and Tocopilla; (V) at Copiapo, Chanaral 
                                                                     and San Pedro de Atacama; (IV) at Iquique; (III) at 
                                                                     Caldera; (II) at La Serena.

FEB 03  03 02 00.2  15.883 N   96.298 W   33 N  6.0 6.2    1.0  430  NEAR COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICO. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.2 (GS). MD 6.4 (UNM). Ms 6.1 (BRK). Es=3.9*10**13 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Moderate damage at San Agustin, 
                                                                     San Francisco and Santa Maria Huatulco. Minor damage at 
                                                                     Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca City, Puerto Angel and Puerto 
                                                                     Escondido. Landslides occurred on the highway between 
                                                                     San Pedro Pochulta and Santa Maria Tonameca. Felt in much 
                                                                     of southern Mexico, including Mexico City. Two events 
                                                                     about 3 seconds apart.

FEB 04  14 33 21.2  37.075 N   70.089 E   33 N  5.6 6.1    1.0  300  AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORD REG. Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.9 (HRV), 
                                                                     5.8 (OBN). Mo=8.7*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=8.4*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=6.0*10**17 Nm (OBN). At least 2,323 people killed, 818 
                                                                     injured, 8,094 houses destroyed, 6,725 livestock killed 
                                                                     and landslides in the Rostaq area, Afghanistan. Felt 
                                                                     (III) at Dushanbe, Tajikistan and (II) at Toshkent, 
                                                                     Uzbekistan.

FEB 11  13 14 46.2  10.331 N  124.990 E   57 D  5.5        1.0   97  LEYTE, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 5.5 (GS), 5.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.3*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=2.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). Six
                                                                     people injured, a fishing pier destroyed, at least 11 
                                                                     buildings damaged, roads cracked and water pipes damaged 
                                                                     at Sogod. Felt (IV RF) at Tacloban and Palo. Also felt
                                                                     (III RF) at Cabagna-an, Negros and Lapu-Lapu, Mactan; 
                                                                     (II RF) at Cebu, Cebu Island and Surigao, Mindanao.

FEB 16  23 53 19.7  52.718 N   33.677 W   10 G  6.1 6.6    0.8  447  NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 7.3 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 6.5 (BRK). Es=2.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).

FEB 19  14 14 51.1   4.476 S  129.082 E   33 N  6.1 6.4    0.9  378  BANDA SEA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.3 (BRK). Es=2.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt (IV) on Ambon, Indonesia.

FEB 20  12 18 06.2  36.479 N   71.086 E  236 D  5.8 5.7    1.1  419  AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORD REG. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.0 (GS). Es=2.4*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person killed and three injured 
                                                                     at Yar Husain, six injured at Rawalpindi and two injured at 
                                                                     Peshawar, Pakistan. An earthquake-induced avalanche 
                                                                     destroyed 35 houses, including a mosque, left 300 people 
                                                                     homeless and killed several dozen cattle and sheep in the 
                                                                     Astor area, Kashmir. Damage occurred from Chitral to Swabi, 
                                                                     Pakistan, in western Kashmir and in the Rostaq area, 
                                                                     Afghanistan. Felt in much of northern Pakistan as far south 
                                                                     as Lahore and in northeastern Afghanistan as far as Kabul 
                                                                     and Mazar-e Sharif. Felt (V) at Dushanbe and Khorugh, 
                                                                     Tajikistan; (IV) at Andijon and Farghona, Uzbekistan; (III) 
                                                                     at Bishkek and Osh, Kyrgyzstan.  Also felt (III) at 
                                                                     Samarqand and Toshkent, Uzbekistan.

FEB 21  00 55 42.3  37.222 N  138.684 E   33 N  5.3 4.5    0.8  234  NEAR WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=4.8*10**16 Nm (HRV). One person injured in Niigata
                                                                     Prefecture. Felt (IV JMA) in central Niigata; (III JMA) in
                                                                     Gumma, northern Nagano and western Niigata Prefectures.
                                                                    
MAR 14  19 40 27.0  30.154 N   57.605 E    9 G  5.9 6.9    1.2  395  NORTHERN IRAN. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Five 
                                                                     people killed, 50 injured, 10,000 homeless, 2,000 houses
                                                                     destroyed, 1,200 livestock killed and utilities disrupted 
                                                                     in the Golbaf area. Felt at Baft and Kerman.

MAR 19  13 51 33.7  39.977 N   76.731 E   33 N  5.4 5.6    0.9  265  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Mw 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.0*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). About 400 
                                                                     houses destroyed and some livestock killed 90 km northeast 
                                                                     of Artux. Felt at Artux and Kashi. Also felt at Almaty, 
                                                                     Kazakhstan.
                                                                    
MAR 20  21 08 08.5  50.008 S  163.107 E   10 G  5.8 6.1    1.3  118  AUCKLAND ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV).

MAR 21  16 33 11.0  79.888 N    1.856 E   10 G  5.9 6.1    1.0  175  GREENLAND SEA. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.2 (HRV), 6.2 (CSEM).
                                                                     Me 6.7 (GS). Ms 6.2 (BRK). Es=2.2*10**14 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (CSEM).

MAR 25  03 12 25.0  62.877 S  149.527 E   10 G  6.6 8.0    1.1  418  BALLENY ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.8 (GS), 8.1 (HRV). Me 8.8 (GS).
                                                                     Ms 8.1 (BRK). Es=3.3*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=6.0*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**21 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Believed
                                                                     to be the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in this 
                                                                     area to date.  Complex earthquake, with a larger event 
                                                                     occurring about 10 seconds after onset.

MAR 26  16 26 11.5  43.255 N   12.969 E   10 G  5.4 4.8    1.3  377  CENTRAL ITALY. Mw 5.4 (HRV). ML 5.6 (STR), 5.6 (VIE), 
                                                                     5.5 (FBB), 5.5 (LDG), 5.0 (LJU), 5.0 (ROM). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person died of a heart attack at 
                                                                     Perugia. Additional minor damage (VII) to buildings weakened 
                                                                     by earthquakes of September 26, 1997 and their aftershocks. 
                                                                     Damage occurred at Camerino, Sant Ippolito and Urbino. Felt 
                                                                     from Bologna to Rome. Felt (IV) at Ljubljana, Slovenia and 
                                                                     felt throughout Slovenia. Also felt in parts of Salzburg and 
                                                                     Tirol, Austria.

MAR 29  19 48 16.2  17.552 S  179.092 W  537 D  6.5        1.0  553  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 7.2 (GS). 
                                                                     mb 7.2 (BRK). Es=1.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=5.2*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT).

APR 01  17 56 23.3   0.544 S   99.261 E   56    6.2 6.9    0.9  506  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.9 (GS), 7.0 (HRV).
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Ms 6.6 (BRK). Es=1.4*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt strongly at Padang. Felt in 
                                                                     Singapore and in the Kuala Lumpur area, Malaysia. Two 
                                                                     events about 2 seconds apart.

APR 01  22 42 56.9  40.316 S   74.874 W    9 G  6.2 6.0   1.1   315  OFF COAST OF SOUTHERN CHILE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.7 (HRV).
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). MD 6.4 (GUC). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt (V) at 
                                                                     Futrono, Panguipulli and Valdivia; (IV) at Castro, Osorno, 
                                                                     Puerto Montt and Ranco; (III) at Corral and Temuco.  

APR 03  07 26 36.6& 43.164 N   12.701 E   10    5.1 4.8         368  CENTRAL ITALY. . Mw 5.2 (HRV). ML 5.3 (VIE), 5.2 (FUR), 
                                                                     5.1 (STR), 5.0 (LDG). Mo=6.1*10**16 Nm (HRV). Five people 
                                                                     slightly injured and 300 houses damaged or destroyed in the 
                                                                     Gualdo Tadino-Nocera Umbra area. Additional damage to a 
                                                                     castle at Foligno. Felt strongly at Assisi. Felt as far 
                                                                     south as Rome. Also felt (IV) at Koper, Slovenia.

APR 03  22 01 48.2   8.148 S   74.238 W  165 D  6.1 5.6    0.8  248  PERU-BRAZIL BORDER REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.4 (GS). mb 6.2 (BRK). Es=9.0*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=9.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (II) at Lima, Peru. Also felt 
                                                                     in many parts of northern Peru. Two events about 2 seconds 
                                                                     apart.
                                                                      
APR 09  23 26 52.6  12.245 S   67.846 E   10 G  5.5 5.4    1.0  220  MID-INDIAN RIDGE. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.8*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). 

APR 10  15 00 53.1  32.457 N   59.976 E   33 N  5.3 5.7    1.5  227  NORTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). Mo=4.2*10**17 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=5.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 12 people killed,
                                                                     10 injured and more than 600 homes severely damaged in 
                                                                     the Birjand-Gonabad area.
                                                                    
APR 12  10 55 32.5  46.245 N   13.652 E   10 G  5.3 5.7    1.2  411  AUSTRIA. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (HRV), 6.0 (CSEM). ML 5.9 (LDG), 
                                                                     5.6 (CLL), 5.6 (STR), 5.6 (VIE), 5.5 (LJU). 
                                                                     Mo=3.6*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (CSEM). One person died of a heart attack 
                                                                     at Bovec, Slovenia. Maximum intensity (VIII) in the 
                                                                     Bovec-Kobarid area, Slovenia, where damage to buildings and 
                                                                     landslides left 700 people homeless. Minor damage at 
                                                                     Arnoldstein, Austria. Felt strongly throughout Slovenia and 
                                                                     northeastern Italy. Felt throughout Austria and in parts of 
                                                                     Croatia, Germany and Hungary.
                                                                       
APR 13  15 14 33.5  39.238 N   41.055 E   33 N  4.8 4.8    1.0  139  TURKEY. Mw 5.3 (HRV). MD 5.0 (ISK). Mo=9.2*10**16 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Eleven people injured and several buildings damaged or 
                                                                     destroyed at Karliova.

MAY 03  23 30 21.9  22.306 N  125.308 E   33 N  6.4 7.3    1.0  458  SOUTHEAST OF TAIWAN. Mw 7.5 (GS), 7.5 (HRV). Me 7.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 7.1 (BRK). Es=1.8*10**16 Nm (GS). Mo=1.9*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (PPT). Minor local 
                                                                     tsunami generated with recorded wave heights of 4 cm on 
                                                                     Miyako-shima and 3 cm on Ishigaki-shima and at Naha, 
                                                                     Okinawa. Felt (III JMA) on Iriomote-shima, Ishigaki-shima, 
                                                                     Miyako-shima and Yonaguni; (I JMA) on Amami O-shima, 
                                                                     Kikai-shima, Okinawa and in the southern part of Kyushu. 
                                                                     Also felt in parts of eastern Taiwan. Complex earthquake 
                                                                     with at least one larger event about 1 second after onset.

MAY 13  23 02 05.6   5.147 S  151.714 E   61    6.0        0.9  380  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 5.6 
                                                                     (GS). Es=5.6*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Minor
                                                                     damage in the Kokopo area. Felt in much of New Britain and 
                                                                     on nearby islands. Two events about 3 seconds apart.

MAY 16  02 22 03.2  22.227 S  179.519 W  586 D  6.1        1.0  598  SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (PPT).

MAY 21  05 34 25.5   0.207 N  119.584 E   33 N  6.2 6.3    1.0  303  MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.2 (GS). Ms 6.2 (BRK). Es=1.2*10**15 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt at
                                                                     Donggala, Palu and Tolitoli.

MAY 22  04 48 50.4  17.731 S   65.431 W   24 G  5.9 6.6    1.4  226  CENTRAL BOLIVIA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 5.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=8.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). At least 
                                                                     105 people killed and 150 injured in the Aiquile-Totora 
                                                                     area. Eighty percent of the buildings at Aiquile and 
                                                                     seventy percent at Totora were destroyed. Felt as far as 
                                                                     La Paz. Complex earthquake with at least two larger events 
                                                                     occurring 8 and 12 seconds after the onset. 
 
MAY 28  18 33 28.1  31.401 N   27.667 E   10 G  5.5 5.0    1.0  394  EGYPT. Mw 5.5 (GS), 5.5 (HRV). Me 5.4 (GS). MD 5.5 (ISK).
                                                                     ML 5.4 (CSS). Es=2.5*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person injured at Cairo. Felt 
                                                                     in the Cairo area. Also felt at Elat, Israel.

MAY 28  21 11 44.1  37.388 N   78.843 E   33 N  5.2 5.6    1.0  246  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Mw 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). Twenty-
                                                                     eight people injured, more than 2,000 buildings 
                                                                     destroyed, an additional 3,000 damaged and 5,000 head of 
                                                                     cattle killed in southwestern Xinjiang.

MAY 30  06 22 28.9  37.106 N   70.110 E   33 N  5.9 6.9    1.0  465  AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORD REG. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV),
                                                                     6.3 (OBN). Me 7.0 (GS). Es=7.8*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.9*10**18 Nm (OBN). At least 4,000 people killed, many 
                                                                     thousands injured and homeless in Badakhshan and Takhar 
                                                                     Provinces, Afghanistan. Felt strongly at Mazar-e Sharif, 
                                                                     Afghanistan. Felt at Kabul, Afghanistan. Felt (III) at 
                                                                     Andijon and Samarqand; (II) at Toshkent, Uzbekistan. Also 
                                                                     felt at Islamabad, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, Pakistan and 
                                                                     Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

JUN 01  05 34 03.5  52.889 N  160.067 E   44    6.2 6.3   0.9   515  OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV), 6.9 
                                                                     (OBN). Me 5.9 (GS). Ms 6.0 (BRK). Es=1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (OBN). Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) 
                                                                     at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

JUN 27  13 55 52.0  36.878 N   35.307 E   33 N  5.8 6.2    1.3  409  TURKEY. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). Ms 6.3 (BRK). 
                                                                     MD 6.3 (ISK). ML 5.9 (GII). Es=1.8*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least 
                                                                     145 people killed and more than 1,500 injured in the 
                                                                     Adana and Ceyhan areas. At least 6 major buildings 
                                                                     collapsed and about 17,000 houses destroyed in Adana 
                                                                     Province. Felt in Cyprus, Israel and Syria. Complex 
                                                                     earthquake, with at least one larger event occurring
                                                                     about 3.0 seconds after the onset. 

JUL 04  02 15 46.9  36.874 N   35.321 E   33 G  5.0 4.7    1.2  267  TURKEY. Mw 5.4 (HRV). ML 5.3 (GII). MD 5.0 (ISK). 
                                                                     Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 1,000 people injured and 
                                                                     one building collapsed in the Adana-Geyhan area. 

JUL 09  05 19 07.3  38.650 N   28.626 W   10 G  5.7 6.0    1.0  421  AZORES ISLANDS. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.0 (BRK). Es=1.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.0*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Ten people killed, about 100 
                                                                     injured and 1,000 left homeless on Faial. Some damage on 
                                                                     Pico and Terceira. Felt on Corvo and Sao Jorge.
                                                                      
JUL 09  14 19 18.4  38.717 N   48.507 E   26 G  5.9        1.0  442  ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN-IRAN BORD REG. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 5.7 (GS). Es=8.4*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=7.6*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Extensive damage at Astara,  
                                                                     Bilasuvar, Imisli, Lankaran, Masalli and Yardimli, 
                                                                     Azerbaijan. Felt at Baku, Azerbaijan. Felt (V) at 
                                                                     Goris, Armenia.

JUL 09  14 45 39.9  30.487 S  178.994 W  130 D  6.2 6.2    1.1  483  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Me 
                                                                     6.9 (GS). Es=5.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (PPT).

JUL 16  11 56 36.4  11.040 S  166.160 E  110 D  6.4 6.7    0.9  297  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Me 7.0 (GS).
                                                                     Es=7.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).

JUL 17  04 51 14.7  23.407 N  120.736 E   13    5.5 5.4    1.1  279  TAIWAN. Mw 5.7 (HRV). Mo=4.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). Five people 
                                                                     killed, 27 injured, damage (V JMA) and landslides occurred 
                                                                     in Chia-i County. Felt (IV JMA) at Tai-nan; (III JMA) at 
                                                                     Hua-lien, Kao-Hsiung and Tai-chung; (II JMA) at Cheng-kung 
                                                                     and I-lan; (I JMA) at Taipei. Felt throughout Taiwan. Felt 
                                                                     (II JMA) at Ma-kung, Peng-hu. Also felt along the coasts 
                                                                     of Fujian and Zhejiang Provinces, China.

JUL 17  08 49 13.2   2.961 S  141.926 E   10 G  5.8 7.1    1.3   60  NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.7 (GS). Ms 7.0 (BRK). Es=2.4*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). At least 2,183 people killed, 
                                                                     thousands injured, about 9,500 homeless and about 500 
                                                                     missing as a result of a tsunami generated in the Sissano 
                                                                     area. Maximum wave heights estimated at 15 meters. Several 
                                                                     villages were completely destroyed and others extensively 
                                                                     damaged. Maximum recorded wave heights from selected tide 
                                                                     stations (peak-to-trough, in cm) were as follows: 40 on
                                                                     Miyake-jima; 30 at Tosa-Shimuzu, Shikoku; 26 at Muroto, 
                                                                     Shikoku; 24 at Naze, Amami O-shima; 20 on Tanega-shima; 20 
                                                                     at Kushimoto, Honshu; 6 at Jackson Bay and 4.7 at Kaikoura, 
                                                                     New Zealand; 5 on Yap. Felt along much of the northern 
                                                                     Papua New Guinea coast.  

JUL 28  04 51 43.9  41.793 N   81.460 E   33 N  5.3 4.7    0.9  231  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Mw 5.2 (HRV). Mo=6.3*10**16 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Several people injured and 19 houses destroyed in 
                                                                     Baicheng County.

JUL 29  07 14 24.0  32.312 S   71.286 W   51 D  6.3        0.9  359  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Es=1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Two people had fatal heart
                                                                     attacks at Santiago. Several dozen people slightly injured
                                                                     in the Santiago area. Four miners injured at the 
                                                                     Boton de Oro mine. Felt (VI) at La Ligua, Los Andes, 
                                                                     Los Vilos, Quillota, San Antonio, San Felipe and Valparaiso; 
                                                                     (V) at Illapel, Ovalle, Rancagua and Santiago; (III) at 
                                                                     Coquimbo, La Serena and Talca. Rockslides occurred along the 
                                                                     Trans-Andean road near Portillo.  

JUL 29  18 00 29.9   2.693 S  138.901 E   33 N  5.9 6.7    0.9  248  IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.3 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.7 (BRK). Es=7.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt at Jayapura, Sarmi and Wamena.
        
AUG 02  04 40 46.4  39.573 N   76.999 E   69 D  5.6        0.9  382  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Mw 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). Me 4.9 
                                                                     (GS). Es=5.9*10**11 Nm (GS). Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least two people injured and 
                                                                     several homes destroyed in Jiashi County. Felt (II) at 
                                                                     Almaty, Kazakhstan and at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

AUG 04  18 59 20.1   0.593 S   80.393 W   33 N  6.2 7.1    0.9  412  NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 7.1 (BRK). Es=4.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.2*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Three
                                                                     people killed and forty injured in the Bahia de Caraquez-
                                                                     Canoa area. Approximately sixty percent of the buildings at
                                                                     Canoa severely damaged. Electricity, telephone and water 
                                                                     services disrupted and most buildings with three or more 
                                                                     stories damaged at Bahia de Caraquez. Considerable damage 
                                                                     in many other parts of western Manabi Province. Landslides 
                                                                     blocked a road between Bahia de Caraquez and Canoa. Felt 
                                                                     strongly at Guayaquil and Quito. Felt in much of Ecuador  
                                                                     and also at Cali, Colombia. Two large events occurring 
                                                                     about 3 and 7 seconds after small onset. 

AUG 12  14 10 25.1& 36.755 N  121.464 W    9    4.8 5.0         160  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. . Mw 5.2 (HRV), 5.1 (BRK). ML 5.3 
                                                                     (GM), 5.4 (BRK). Mo=7.0*10**16 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.3*10**16 Nm 
                                                                     (BRK). Two people injured in southern Santa Cruz County. Some
                                                                     damage to a church at San Juan Bautista. Damage to several
                                                                     mobile homes and minor cracking of highway 101 in San
                                                                     Benito County. Considerable loss from items falling from
                                                                     store shelves in the epicentral area. Felt in Alameda, 
                                                                     Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, 
                                                                     Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. Felt as far 
                                                                     north as Rohnert Park, east to Turlock and south to Big Sur 
                                                                     and King City.

AUG 20  06 40 55.8  28.932 N  139.329 E  441    6.1        0.9  488  BONIN ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 6.8 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=3.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.3*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.7*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Felt (III JMA) on Chichi-jima and at Tateyama, 
                                                                     Honshu. Felt (II JMA) in the Tokyo-Yokohama area, Honshu. A 
                                                                     small onset is followed by two large events about 7 and 12 
                                                                     seconds later.

AUG 23  13 57 15.3  11.663 N  88.038 W    55    5.7 6.3    1.0  449  OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV).
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Ms 6.2 (BRK). Es=1.8*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt at 
                                                                     Managua and along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.

AUG 27  09 03 36.6  39.660 N   77.343 E   33 N  5.6 6.4    1.0  369  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.1 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.1 (BRK). Es=3.2*10**13 Nm (GS).  Mo=4.2*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least 3 people killed, 
                                                                     7 injured, more than 3,600 houses destroyed, 18,771 damaged 
                                                                     and 159 livestock killed in Jiashi County.

AUG 28  23 46 43.9  35.522 N  139.879 E   76 D  5.2        1.0  244  NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). Two people slightly injured in the 
                                                                     Tokyo-Yokohama area.

SEP 02  08 37 29.9   5.410 N  126.764 E   50 G  6.6 6.7    1.0  424  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.7 (GS). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Es=2.3*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Items knocked from shelves (IV RF) 
                                                                     at General Santos. Felt (IV RF) on Samal; (III RF) at 
                                                                     Butuan, Davao and Kidapawan; (II RF) at Bislig, Cagayan de 
                                                                     Oro and Cotabato; (I RF) at Zamboanga. Felt in much of 
                                                                     Mindanao. Two events about 2.5 seconds apart.
                                                                    
SEP 03  07 58 21.1  39.716 N  140.760 E   38    5.7 5.7    0.8  361  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). Mo=7.4*10**17 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=6.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (PPT).
                                                                     Eleven people slightly injured, items knocked from shelves 
                                                                     (VI JMA) and power outages at Shizukuishi. Felt (IV JMA) in 
                                                                     Akita; (III JMA) in Aomori, Miyagi, Niigata and Yamagata 
                                                                     Prefectures. Landslides blocked two roads in the epicentral
                                                                     area. 

SEP 03  17 37 58.2  29.450 S   71.715 W   27 G  6.2 6.6    0.9  384  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.4 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Es=8.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Two 
                                                                     people injured at La Serena. Felt (VI) at Andacollo, 
                                                                     Coquimbo, Hurtado, La Higuera, La Serena, Monte Patria, 
                                                                     Paihuano, Punitaqui, Talahuen and Vicuna; (V) at Alto del 
                                                                     Carmen, Combarbala and Ovalle; (IV) at Copiapo, El Palqui, 
                                                                     Freirina, Huasco, Illapel, Los Molles, Salamanca, Tierra 
                                                                     Amarilla and Vallenar; (III) at Caldera, Papudo, Quillota, 
                                                                     Quintero and Valparaiso; (II) at Santiago. Felt (III) at 
                                                                     San Juan and (II) at Mendoza, Argentina. Also felt at 
                                                                     Cordoba, Argentina.  

SEP 09  11 27 59.3  40.035 N   15.980 E   10 G  5.2 5.2    1.0  385  SOUTHERN ITALY. Mw 5.5 (GS), 5.6 (HRV), 5.9 (CSEM). 
                                                                     Me 5.2 (GS). ML 5.5 (PDG). Es=1.5*10**12 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=7.4*10**17 Nm (CSEM). One person killed by falling 
                                                                     rock, another person died from a heart attack, at 
                                                                     least 12 people injured and many buildings damaged in 
                                                                     the Castelluccio Inferiore-Lauria Inferiore area. Felt 
                                                                     from Naples to Reggio di Calabria.

SEP 15  07 24 06.5  38.346 N  140.508 E   50    5.1        0.9  129  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. One person injured in Miyagi 
                                                                     Prefecture. Felt (IV JMA) at Sendai and (III JMA) at 
                                                                     Yamagata. Felt (III JMA) in much of Miyagi; (II JMA) in 
                                                                     southern Akita, eastern Fukushima, eastern Yamagata and 
                                                                     parts of Ibaraki; (I JMA) as far as northern Chiba, 
                                                                     northern Iwate and western Niigata Prefectures.

SEP 28  13 34 30.4   8.194 S  112.413 E  152 D  6.4        1.4  418  JAWA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). One 
                                                                     person killed, 38 houses destroyed and 62 others damaged 
                                                                     in the Malang area. Some buildings and homes damaged at 
                                                                     Blitar and Bantur. Felt throughout central and eastern 
                                                                     Jawa. Also felt on Bali and Sumbawa. Complex earthquake, 
                                                                     with two events occurring about 3 seconds apart.

SEP 29  22 14 49.5  44.209 N   20.080 E   10 G  5.2 5.3    1.1  356  NORTHWESTERN BALKAN REGION. Mw 5.5 (HRV). ML 5.5 (PDG), 
                                                                     5.1 (THE), 5.1 (ROM). Mo=2.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person 
                                                                     died from a heart attack, 17 people injured, some houses 
                                                                     destroyed and many heavily damaged (VIII) in the 
                                                                     Belgrade-Ljig-Valjevo area. Felt (V) at Cacak, Kragujevac, 
                                                                     Smederevo and Titovo Uzice; (IV) at Krusevac, Novi Sad, 
                                                                     Prijepolje and Prokuplje. Felt throughout Serbia. Also felt 
                                                                     in the Sarajevo area, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in 
                                                                     parts of Croatia and in northern Greece.

SEP 30  23 42 54.2  41.925 N   20.390 E   10 G  5.0 5.1    1.1  309  ALBANIA. Mw 5.3 (HRV). ML 5.1 (PDG). Mo=9.7*10**16 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     At least 700 houses damaged or destroyed and an electric 
                                                                     substation damaged in the Kukes District. Felt at Elbasan, 
                                                                     Korce, Peshkopi, Pogradec and Tirana. 

OCT 05  02 20 33.9  33.199 N   47.225 E   39 D  5.3 4.9    1.1  295  WESTERN IRAN. Mw 5.4 (HRV). Mo=1.4*10**17 Nm (HRV). At 
                                                                     least 100 houses damaged in the Darreh Shahr area and minor 
                                                                     damage in the Pol-e Dokhtar area.

OCT 18  14 20 08.0* 11.968 N   86.254 W   10 G  4.4        0.7   23  NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA. Three people injured, 2 houses 
                                                                     destroyed and 45 others severely damaged in the Ticuantepe 
                                                                     area. Largest of a swarm of over 200 quakes on October 18 
                                                                     and 19.

OCT 26  20 01 44.0  27.213  N 101.057 E   47 *  4.7 4.3    1.1   58  SICHUAN, CHINA. Twenty-eight people injured and more than 
                                                                     700 buildings damaged in Yunnan Province.

OCT 28  16 25 03.8   0.839 N  125.966 E   33 N  6.2 6.2    1.1  326  NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 7.1 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=7.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.8*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt at Bitung, Manado 
                                                                     and on Ternate, Indonesia.
                                                                                                                                    
NOV 09  05 30 14.4   6.954 S  129.022 E   33 N  6.1        1.0  277  BANDA SEA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt (III) on Ambon, Indonesia. 
                                                                     Also felt at Darwin, Australia.
                                                                    
NOV 09  05 38 44.2   6.920 S  128.946 E   33 N  6.4 7.0    1.1  241  BANDA SEA. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.9 (BRK). Es=5.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt (III) on Ambon, Indonesia.
                                                                     Also felt at Darwin, Australia. 

NOV 13  13 01 10.5  27.791 N   53.608 E   33 N  5.3 5.1    1.0  278  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.4 (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Five 
                                                                     people killed, 105 injured and at least 850 houses damaged 
                                                                     by the earthquake and landslides in the Bigherd-Khonj area.

NOV 19  11 38 14.8  27.308 N  101.029 E   33 N  5.2 5.6  1.0    143  SICHUAN, CHINA. Mw 5.6 (HRV). Mo=2.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Five people killed, at least 1,543 injured, more than 
                                                                     23,600 homeless, over 12,000 houses destroyed, about 16,000 
                                                                     buildings damaged, 47 bridges and 36 reservoires damaged, 
                                                                     power and communications cut off in Huaping, Lijiang, 
                                                                     Ninglang and Yongsheng Counties. Landslides blocked a river 
                                                                     in the epicentral area.
 
NOV 19  15 39 19.1  22.605 N  125.783 E   10 G  5.8 6.0  1.3    248  SOUTHEAST OF TAIWAN. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS).
                                                                     Es=2.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (PPT). Felt (II JMA) 
                                                                     on Iriomote-shima and Ishigaki-shima; (I JMA) on Kume-shima, 
                                                                     Miyako-shima and Yonaguni, Ryukyu Islands.

NOV 29  14 10 31.9   2.071 S  124.891 E   33 N  6.5 7.7  1.2    239  CERAM SEA. Mw 7.7 (GS), 7.7 (HRV), 7.4 (OBN). Me 8.3 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 7.5 (BRK). Es=7.2*10**16 Nm (GS). Mo=4.5*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.5*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=6.9*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 34 people killed, 89 
                                                                     injured and about 1,000 buildings destroyed or damaged (VII) 
                                                                     on Mangole and Taliabu, Indonesia. At least 7 people killed 
                                                                     and 18 injured at Manado, Sulawesi. Felt (VI) at Luwuk, 
                                                                     Sulawesi; (IV) on Ternate; (III) on Ambon and at Palu, 
                                                                     Sulawesi. Complex earthquake, with a large event occurring 
                                                                     about 5 seconds after a small onset.

DEC 01  07 37 56.1  26.373 N  104.021 E   10 G  4.5      0.7     30  SOUTHEASTERN CHINA. At least 84 people injured, 21,400 
                                                                     houses and 472 schools damaged in Yunnan Province.

DEC 06  00 47 13.4   1.253 N  126.198 E   33 N  6.3 6.2  1.1    284  NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 6.1 (BRK). Es=2.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) 
                                                                     at Bitung and Tondano; (IV) at Manado; (III) at Galela and 
                                                                     on Ternate, Indonesia. Two events about 2.5 seconds apart.

DEC 11  20 16 24.0  36.514 N   71.021 E  223 D  5.0      1.0    240  AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORD REG. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.1*10**17 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Five people killed, seven injured and some damage at Kabul, 
                                                                     Afghanistan.

DEC 14  13 06 09.8  38.969 N   35.794 E   10 G  4.5 3.9  1.1     78  TURKEY. Two people injured, 20 houses destroyed and 118 
                                                                     houses damaged at Kayseri.

DEC 27  00 38 26.7  21.632 S  176.376 W  144 D  6.1      0.9    432  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS).
                                                                     mb 6.2 (BRK). Es=2.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). 



Compiled by Waverly J. Person