Significant Earthquakes of the World

1999

   
                                                                                                                  June 26, 2000


                                         SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 1999


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 02  17 55 08.1  27.277 N  101.050 E   41 *  4.5      0.9     29  SICHUAN, CHINA. Two people injured and some livestock 
                                                                     killed in Ninglang County, Yunnan Province.

JAN 19  03 35 33.8   4.596 S  153.235 E  114 D  5.8 6.4  1.3    178  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Me 6.2 
                                                                     (GS). Es=4.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Complex
                                                                     earthquake, with two larger events occurring about 5 and 10 
                                                                     seconds after onset.
                                                                     
JAN 25  18 19 16.8   4.461 N   75.724 W   17 G  5.9 5.7  1.0    497  COLOMBIA. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS). 
                                                                     ML 6.2 (RSNC). Es=9.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (PPT).  At least 
                                                                     1,185 people killed, over 700 missing and presumed killed, 
                                                                     over 4,750 injured and about 250,000 homeless. The most 
                                                                     affected city was Armenia where 907 people were killed and 
                                                                     about 60 percent of the buildings were destroyed, including 
                                                                     the police and fire stations. About 60 percent of the 
                                                                     buildings were destroyed at Calarca and about 50 percent of 
                                                                     the houses were destroyed at Pereira. Landslides blocked 
                                                                     several roads including the Manizales-Bogota road. Damage 
                                                                     occurred in Caldas, Huila, Quindio, Risaralda, Tolima and 
                                                                     Valle del Cauca Departments. 

JAN 28  08 10 05.4  52.886 N  169.123 W   67 D  6.3 6.1  0.9    586  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). Minor 
                                                                     damage at Nikolski. Also felt at Akutan, Dutch Harbor and 
                                                                     Unalaska. 

JAN 30  12 24 25.0*  4.511 N   75.890 W   10 G  4.0      1.4     12  COLOMBIA. ML 4.2 (RSNC). Five people injured and five houses 
                                                                     damaged at Buena Vista.

FEB 02  13 45 16.8  38.193 N    1.566 W   10 G  4.8      1.4    201  SPAIN. mbLg 5.2 (MDD). ML 5.2 (LDG). Twenty people injured 
                                                                     in the Mula area. Buildings damaged (VII) at Mula and 
                                                                     Puebla de Mula. Felt (VI) in the Archena-Bullas area; (V) 
                                                                     in the Alhama de Murcia-Molina de Segura-Murcia area and at 
                                                                     Abaran, Albatana, Cehegin, Cieza, Elche and Hornos; (IV) at 
                                                                     Abanilla, Albacete, Alcoy, Alicante, Fortuna, Moratalla, 
                                                                     Orihuela and San Pedro del Pinatar; (III) at Requena, 
                                                                     Segorbe, Torrevieja, Ubeda and Xativa. Felt in Albacete, 
                                                                     Alicante, Almeria, Castellon, Cuenca, Madrid, Murcia and 
                                                                     Valencia Provinces. Felt as far as Valladolid. Landslides 
                                                                     temporarily closed Highway C-415 in the Alcantarilla-Mula 
                                                                     area.

FEB 06  21 47 59.4  12.853 S  166.697 E   90 D  6.3 7.3  1.2    279  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.3 (HRV). Me 7.2 (GS). 
                                                                     mb 6.7 (BRK). Es=1.3*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=9.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). Complex 
                                                                     earthquake, with a small event preceding a much larger one 
                                                                     by about 2.5 seconds. 

FEB 11  14 08 51.6  34.259 N   69.364 E   33 N  5.4 5.8  1.3    124  AFGHANISTAN. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (HRV). Seventy people killed, 500 injured, 
                                                                     at least 14,000 homeless and 7,000 houses destroyed in 
                                                                     Lowgar and Vardak Provinces. Several people injured at Kabul. 
                                                                     Felt at Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan. 

FEB 21  18 14 37.9  43.214 N   46.825 E   65 *  5.1      1.2    252  EASTERN CAUCASUS. Mw 5.3 (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). At 
                                                                     least one person killed, 20 injured and several homes badly 
                                                                     damaged (VI) in the Kizilyurt area. Felt (VI) at Dylym; (V) 
                                                                     at Makhachkala and Novolakskoye; (IV) at Gunib, Khasavyurt 
                                                                     and Khunzakh; (III) at Pyatigorsk and Sergokala.

MAR 04  05 38 26.5  28.343 N   57.193 E   33 N  6.2 6.5  0.9    368  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV), 6.4 (CSEM). 
                                                                     Me 6.0 (GS). Es=2.2*10**13 Nm. Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm (CSEM). One person 
                                                                     killed and at least 517 houses damaged in the Kerman area. 
                                                                     Felt at Baft, Bam, Esfandaqeh, Rafsanjan, Ravar, Sirjan and 
                                                                     Zehmakan. Also felt at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
                                                                    
MAR 04  08 52 01.9   5.397 N  121.937 E   33 N  6.4 6.5  1.2    251  CELEBES SEA. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=5.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Minor
                                                                     damage (V RF) at Zamboanga, Mindanao. Felt strongly on 
                                                                     Basilan. Felt (IV RF) at Cagayan de Oro; (III RF) at 
                                                                     Cotabato and General Santos; (II RF) at Dipolog; (I RF) at 
                                                                     Kidapawan and Surigao, Mindanao. Also felt (I RF) at 
                                                                     Canlaon, Negros and Iloilo, Panay.
                                                                    
MAR 07  20 35 44.1  15.766 S  179.526 W   33 N  5.4 6.1  1.0    127  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV), Me 6.6 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (HRV).


MAR 08  12 25 48.9  52.056 N  159.520 E   57 D  5.7      1.1    430  OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV), 
                                                                     7.0 (OBN). Me 6.4 (GS). Es=7.8*10**13 Nm. Mo=1.8*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at 
                                                                     Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Also felt (III) at 
                                                                     Severo-Kurilsk, Paramushir.

MAR 11  13 18 09.3  41.131 N  114.658 E   33 N  5.1 5.2  1.0    170  NORTHEASTERN CHINA. Mw 5.1 (HRV). ML 5.3 (BJI). 
                                                                     Mo=5.9*10**16 Nm (HRV). Three people injured, at least 
                                                                     200 houses destroyed and 3,000 houses damaged in Zhangbei 
                                                                     County. Felt as far as Beijing.

MAR 20  10 47 45.9  51.587 N  177.668 W   33 N  6.3 6.8  0.9    540  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV).
                                                                     Me 7.0 (GS). Es=8.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt
                                                                     strongly on Adak and Amchitka. This may be a delayed 
                                                                     aftershock of the June 10, 1996 magnitude 7.9 event. 
                                                                    
MAR 25  23 31 11.4  36.397 N  140.469 E   83    4.9      0.7    146  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.2 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=8.1*10**16 Nm (HRV). One person slightly injured in 
                                                                     Ibaraki Prefecture. Felt (IV JMA) in Ibaraki; (III JMA) 
                                                                     in northern Chiba, southeastern Fukushima and much of 
                                                                     Tochigi; (II JMA) in much of Gumma and eastern Saitama 
                                                                     Prefectures. Felt (I JMA) in the Tokyo area and as far 
                                                                     north as southern Iwate Prefecture. 

MAR 28  19 05 11.0  30.512 N   79.403 E   15 G  6.4 6.6  1.0    409  XIZANG-INDIA BORDER REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV), 
                                                                     6.6 (CSEM). Me 6.6 (GS). Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (CSEM). At least 61 people killed and 125 
                                                                     injured in the Chamoli district; 34 killed and 177 injured 
                                                                     in the Rudraprayag district; 5 killed and 60 injured in the 
                                                                     Tehri Garhwal district; 19 injured in the Bageshwar 
                                                                     district; 13 injured in the Pauri Garhwal district, India. 
                                                                     Over 21,100 houses destroyed. Many landslides blocked roads 
                                                                     in the epicentral area.
                                                                    
MAR 31  05 54 42.1   5.827 N   82.616 W   10 G  5.9 6.1  1.1    273  SOUTH OF PANAMA. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 7.0 (GS). 
                                                                     MD 5.9 (UPA). ML 5.8 (CASC). Es=7.1*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=4.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (PPT).

APR 03  06 17 18.3  16.660 S   72.662 W   87 D  6.1 6.2  0.9    422  NEAR COAST OF PERU. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person 
                                                                     killed in the Camana area. Fifty people injured and at 
                                                                     least 300 houses damaged (VI) in the Arequipa area. Felt 
                                                                     (IV) at Nazca and Pisco; (III) at Ica and Moquegua; (II) at 
                                                                     Cuzco and Lima. Also felt (V) at Arica and Putre; (IV) at 
                                                                     Camarones, Camina, Codpa, Iquique and Pozo Almonte; (III) 
                                                                     at Huara and Pica, Chile. Landslides temporarily blocked 
                                                                     the Pan American Highway at four locations in southern Peru.
                                                                     Two events about 3.5 seconds apart. 
                                                                    
APR 05  11 08 04.0   5.591 S  149.568 E  150 G  6.2 7.0  1.0    233  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.4 (HRV). Me 7.3 
                                                                     (GS). Es=1.9*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     strongly at Kimbe. Also felt at Port Moresby, New Guinea. 
                                                                     Complex event. A small event is followed by a larger one 
                                                                     about 6 seconds later.  

APR 08  13 10 34.0  43.607 N  130.350 E  566 D  6.4      0.8    645  EASTERN RUSSIA-NORTHEASTERN CHINA BORDER REG. Mw 7.1 (GS), 
                                                                     7.1 (HRV). Me 7.1 (GS). Es=9.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=5.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Felt (IV) at Ussuriysk; (III) at Khabarovsk, Nakhodka and 
                                                                     Vladivostok; (II) at Blagoveshchensk, Komsomolsk-na-Amure 
                                                                     and Zeya, Russia. Felt in parts of Hebei, Heilongjiang and 
                                                                     Jilin Provinces, China. Also felt in southern Hokkaido, 
                                                                     northern Honshu and at Tokyo, Japan.

APR 13  10 38 48.4  21.422 S  176.460 W  164 D  6.4      0.8    464  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.8 (GS).
                                                                     Es=4.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.9*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).

APR 20  19 04 08.3  31.888 S  179.040 W   96 D  6.2      0.9    385  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.6 
                                                                     (GS). Es=1.6*10**14 Nm (GS).  Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt along 
                                                                     the east coast of the North Island from Wairoa to Wellington. 

APR 22  22 19 36.9  27.953 S   26.635 E    5 G  5.7 4.7  0.7    290  REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. Two people killed in a gold mine 
                                                                     and some buildings damaged in the Welkom area.

MAY 06  23 00 53.1  29.501 N   51.880 E   33 N  5.9 6.3  1.0    358  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Ms 6.2 (BRK). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least 26 
                                                                     people killed, 100 injured and 800 houses destroyed in
                                                                     southwestern Fars Province. Felt at Kazerun and Shiraz. Also 
                                                                     felt in parts of Bushehr and Kohkiluyeh va Buyer Ahmadi 
                                                                     Provinces.

MAY 10  20 33 02.0   5.159 S  150.880 E  138 D  6.5 6.8  0.9    430  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 7.0 
                                                                     (GS). mb 6.5 (BRK). Es=7.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.8*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=4.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.4*10**19 Nm (PPT).
                                                                     Felt on New Britain. Also felt at Port Moresby, New Guinea.
                                                                    
MAY 12  17 59 22.4  43.032 N  143.835 E  103 D  5.9      0.8    451  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN  REGION. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.5 
                                                                     (GS). Es=1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt (IV JMA) in southeastern 
                                                                     Hokkaido and (III JMA) in parts of Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi 
                                                                     Prefectures, Honshu. Felt in much of Hokkaido and south to 
                                                                     Fukushima Prefecture. Also felt (IV) at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, 
                                                                     Kunashir.

MAY 16  00 51 20.4   4.751 S  152.486 E   74    6.0 7.0  0.9    346  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 6.4 
                                                                     (GS). Es=1.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=4.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt 
                                                                     strongly on the Gazelle Peninsula. Also felt in other parts 
                                                                     of New Britain and on New Ireland. Two events about 6 
                                                                     seconds apart. 

MAY 17  10 07 56.4   5.165 S  152.877 E   27 G  5.5 6.9  1.0    271  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.0 
                                                                     (GS). Es=2.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (PPT).

JUN 04  09 12 50.0  40.802 N   47.448 E   33 N  5.4 5.0  1.2    305  EASTERN CAUCASUS. Mw 5.4 (GS), 5.4 (HRV), 5.5 (CSEM). 
                                                                     Me 5.6 (GS). Es=5.4*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.8*10**17 Nm (CSEM). Eighteen 
                                                                     people injured, more than 50 houses damaged and estimated 
                                                                     5 million U.S. dollars damage in central Azerbaijan, 
                                                                     mostly in the Agdas area. Felt (V) at Xankandi and (III) 
                                                                     at Baku, Azerbaijan. Also felt (V) at Goris and Ijevan; 
                                                                     (III) at Gyumri, Stepanavan, Vanadzor and Yerevan, 
                                                                     Armenia. Felt (IV) at Tbilisi, Georgia and (II) at 
                                                                     Derbent, Gunib and Makhachkala, Russia.  Also felt in the 
                                                                     Ardabil region, Iran.

JUN 07  07 45 49.0   8.586 N  125.854 E   33 N  5.2 5.4  1.3     72  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 5.7 (HRV). Mo=3.6*10**17 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Twelve people injured and at least 20 buildings 
                                                                     damaged or destroyed (VI RF) at Bayugan. Felt (V RF) at 
                                                                     Butuan and San Francisco; (IV RF) at Hinatuan and Lianga; 
                                                                     (II RF) at Bislig and Cagayan de Oro; (I RF) on Camiguin.

JUN 15  20 42 05.9  18.386 N   97.436 W   70 G  6.4 6.5  1.1    516  CENTRAL MEXICO. Mw 6.9 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Fourteen 
                                                                     people killed, about 200 injured and considerable damage 
                                                                     (VIII) to thousands of buildings and several bridges in
                                                                     Puebla; one person killed by a landslide, dozens injured 
                                                                     and damage to buildings and bridges in Veracruz; one person 
                                                                     killed, dozens injured, many buildings and roads damaged in 
                                                                     Oaxaca; one person killed and some buildings damaged in 
                                                                     Morelos; one person died of a heart attack and some 
                                                                     buildings damaged in Guerrero; two people died of heart 
                                                                     attacks and minor damage to buildings in the Distrito 
                                                                     Federal. Dozens injured and damage in the states of Mexico 
                                                                     and Tlaxcala; two people injured in Hidalgo. A railroad was 
                                                                     damaged between Calco and Mixquic. Felt in much of central 
                                                                     and southern Mexico from Aguascalientes to Chiapas.
                                                                     
JUN 21  17 43 04.5  18.324 N  101.539 W   69 D  6.0 5.8  1.1    352  GUERRERO, MEXICO. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Me 5.7 (GS). 
                                                                     MD 5.8 (UNM). Es=8.5*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). More than 1,300 homes damaged 
                                                                     including 600 at Coahuayutla, Guerrero. One church damaged 
                                                                     at Cuitzeo, Michoacan. Minor damage in Morelos. Felt at 
                                                                     Mexico City and in the states of Colima, Jalisco, Mexico, 
                                                                     Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosi and Veracruz. Two events 
                                                                     about 2 seconds apart. Depth based on first event.
                                                                     
JUL 03  01 43 54.0& 47.076 N  123.463 W   41    5.4 5.5         380  WASHINGTON. . Mw 5.8 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). Me 5.3 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.0*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=6.6*10**17 Nm (GS).  
                                                                     Mo=6.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.4*10**17 Nm (PPT). Seven 
                                                                     people injured in the Aberdeen-Satsop area and one person 
                                                                     injured at Olympia. Damage (VII) at Aberdeen and 
                                                                     Montesano. Slight damage (VI) at Brady, Central Park, 
                                                                     Cosmopolis, Elma, Hoquiam, McCleary, Ocean Shores and 
                                                                     Shelton. Felt (V) at many locations including Olympia, 
                                                                     Seattle and Tacoma. Felt throughout western Washington 
                                                                     and as far south as Portland and Tillamook, Oregon. Felt 
                                                                     north as far as Nanaimo, Sidney, Vancouver and Victoria, 
                                                                     British Columbia.

JUL 11  14 14 16.5  15.782 N   88.330 W   10 G  6.0 6.6  1.0    434  HONDURAS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). Me 7.0 (GS). Ms 6.7 (BRK). 
                                                                     Es=8.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). One person killed and another person died from a 
                                                                     heart attack; at least 40 people injured in the 
                                                                     Izabal-Puerto Barrios area, Guatemala. Seven houses 
                                                                     destroyed, forty-one houses sustained considerable damage; 
                                                                     bridges and highways damaged in the Izabal-Puerto Barrios 
                                                                     area, Guatemala. Minor damage in western Honduras. Felt 
                                                                     throughout most of Honduras and in eastern Guatemala. Felt 
                                                                     in Belize, El Salvador and at Villahermosa, Mexico.

JUL 19  02 17 03.6  28.629 S  177.608 W   39 G  6.3 6.2  0.9    411  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.5 
                                                                     (GS). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.1*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt on Raoul.

JUL 22  10 42 11.7  21.544 N   91.895 E   10 G  5.2 4.2  0.8    154  BAY OF BENGAL. Six people killed, over 200 injured and 
                                                                     about 700 homes damaged or destroyed on Maheshkhali Island, 
                                                                     Bangladesh. Some damage at Cox's Bazaar. Felt at Chittagong 
                                                                     and on Sandwip Island, Bangladesh.

AUG 01  08 39 04.9  30.367 S  177.832 W   10 G  5.7 6.4  0.8    275  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 
                                                                     6.2 (GS). Es=4.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). 

AUG 10  19 33 59.8  36.245 N   54.645 E   33 N  4.5 4.3  1.1     58  NORTHERN IRAN. One person killed, one person injured and 
                                                                     several houses damaged at Momenabad.

AUG 11  04 27 55.3  34.791 N   32.939 E   33 N  5.1 5.4  1.2    234  CYPRUS REGION. Mw 5.6 (HRV). Mo=2.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). At 
                                                                     least 15 people injured, 32 buildings damaged (VII) and 
                                                                     landslides in the Limassol area. At least 50 buildings 
                                                                     damaged in other parts of Cyprus. Felt (V) at Nicosia, 
                                                                     (IV) at Larnaca and (III) at Paphos. Also felt in Egypt, 
                                                                     Lebanon and Syria. 
                                                                    
AUG 17  00 01 39.1  40.748 N   29.864 E   17 G  6.3 7.8  1.3    381  TURKEY. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.6 (HRV), 7.6 (CSEM), 7.3 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 7.7 (GS). MD 6.7 (ISK). Es=8.1*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=2.9*10**20 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (CSEM). Mo=9.5*10**19 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 17,118 people killed, 
                                                                     nearly 50,000 injured, thousands missing, about 500,000 
                                                                     people homeless and estimated 3 to 6.5 billion U.S. 
                                                                     dollars damage in Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya 
                                                                     Provinces. Felt as far east as Ankara. Felt (III) at 
                                                                     Anapa, Russia; Chisinau, Moldova; Simferopol and on the 
                                                                     south coast of Crimea, Ukraine. As much as 5 meters of 
                                                                     right-lateral strike-slip displacement occurred along a 
                                                                     120-km zone of the North Anatolian Fault between 
                                                                     Karamursel and Golyaka. Rupture proceeded from west to 
                                                                     east in two subevents. Duration of strong shaking was 
                                                                     37 seconds with maximum acceleration 0.3-0.4g.
                                                                                                                   
AUG 20  10 02 21.1&  9.044 N   84.159 W   20 G  6.1 6.9         542  COSTA RICA. . Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS). 
                                                                     ML 6.1 (CASC). Es=9.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Some damage in western Panama. Felt in southern Nicaragua 
                                                                     and throughout Costa Rica. A small onset is followed by a 
                                                                     larger event about 2 seconds later. 

AUG 22  12 40 45.9  16.117 S  168.039 E   33 N  6.3 6.2  1.1    272  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.7*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Felt strongly on Ambrym. Landslides and rockfalls 
                                                                     occurred on the island.
                                                                     
AUG 26  07 39 28.9   3.522 S  145.657 E   33 N  5.6 6.2  1.2    116  NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). Me 
                                                                     6.6 (GS). Es=1.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

AUG 31  08 10 49.5  40.711 N   29.949 E   10 G  5.2 4.9  1.0    327  TURKEY. Mw 5.2 (HRV). MD 5.2 (ISK). Mo=6.6*10**16 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     One person killed, 166 injured and additional damage in the 
                                                                     Izmit area. Felt at Istanbul.

SEP 07  11 56 49.3  38.119 N   23.605 E   10 G  5.6 5.8  1.1    416  GREECE. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Me 5.7 (GS). Ms 5.8 (BRK). 
                                                                     ML 5.4 (THE). Es=7.5*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=8.9*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). One hundred forty-three people 
                                                                     killed, 1,600 injured, 50,000 homeless and at least 53,000 
                                                                     buildings damaged or destroyed (IX) in the Athens area. 
                                                                     Preliminary estimate of damage at 655 million U.S. dollars. 
                                                                     Felt in much of central Greece and as far as Izmir, Turkey.

SEP 13  11 55 28.1  40.709 N   30.045 E   13 G  5.8 5.8  0.9    420  TURKEY. Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). Me 5.8 (GS). MD 5.8 (ISK).
                                                                     Es=9.5*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=6.7*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). Six people killed, one died of a 
                                                                     heart attack, 422 injured and additional damage in the 
                                                                     Adapazari-Golcuk-Kocaeli area. Felt in much of 
                                                                     northwestern Turkey.

SEP 20  17 47 18.4  23.772 N  120.982 E   33 N  6.5 7.7  1.1    367  TAIWAN. Mw 7.5 (GS), 7.7 (HRV), 7.5 (OBN). Me 7.2 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.5*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.4*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.8*10**20 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=5.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 2,297 people killed, 
                                                                     8,700 injured, 600,000 people left homeless and about 
                                                                     82,000 housing units damaged by the earthquake and larger 
                                                                     aftershocks. Damage estimated at 14 billion U.S. dollars. 
                                                                     Maximum intensity (VI JMA) in Nan-tou and Tai-chung 
                                                                     Counties. Half of a village was lost by subsidence into 
                                                                     the Ta-an Hsi and landslides blocked the Ching-shui Hsi, 
                                                                     creating a large lake. Two other lakes were created by 
                                                                     substantial ground deformation near the epicenter. Surface 
                                                                     faulting occurred along 75 km of the Chelungpu Fault. Felt 
                                                                     (V JMA) at Chia-i and I-lan; (IV JMA) at Kao-hsiung, Taipei 
                                                                     and Tai-tung; (IV JMA) on Lan Yu and Peng-hu Tao; (III JMA) 
                                                                     at Hua-lien. Felt strongly in Fujian, Guangdong and 
                                                                     Zhejiang Provinces. Felt (IV) in Hong Kong. Also felt 
                                                                     (II JMA) on Iriomote-jima and Yonaguni-jima; (I JMA) on 
                                                                     Ishigaki-jima and Miyako-jima, Ryukyu Islands. Complex 
                                                                     earthquake. A small event is followed by a larger one about 
                                                                     11 seconds later. 

SEP 20  18 03 44.2  23.570 N  121.299 E   33 N  6.3      1.4    210  TAIWAN. ML 6.6 (TAP). Felt (IV JMA) at Chia-i and Tai-chung; 
                                                                     (III JMA) at Hua-lien and Tai-tung. Also felt (III JMA) on 
                                                                     Peng-hu Tao.

SEP 20  18 16 18.5  23.756 N  121.246 E   33 N  6.2      0.9    248  TAIWAN. ML 6.8 (TAP). Felt (V JMA) at Tai-chung; (IV JMA) at 
                                                                     Chia-i and Hua-lien; (III JMA) at I-lan and Tai-tung. Also 
                                                                     felt (IV JMA) on Peng-hu Tao.

SEP 20  21 46 42.8  23.390 N  120.964 E   33 N  5.8 6.5  1.4    201  TAIWAN. Mw 6.4 (HRV). ML 6.4 (TAP). Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Felt (V JMA) at Chia-i; (III JMA) at Hua-lien, Kao-hsiung, 
                                                                     Tai-chung and Tai-tung; (II JMA) at I-lan. Also felt 
                                                                     (III JMA) on Peng-hu Tao and (II JMA) on Lan Yu.
                                                                    
SEP 25  23 52 48.6  23.738 N  121.158 E   17 G  6.2 6.4  0.9    405  TAIWAN. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.2 (GS). Es=4.9*10**13 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=4.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Additional casualties, damage and landslides in the 
                                                                     epicentral area. Felt (V JMA) at Chia-i; (IV JMA) at 
                                                                     Hua-lien; (III JMA) at I-lan and Tai-tung; (II JMA) at 
                                                                     Kao-hsiung and Taipei. Felt in much of Taiwan. Felt 
                                                                     (IV JMA) on Peng-hu Tao and (IV) in Hong Kong. Also felt 
                                                                     (I JMA) on Iriomote-jima and Yonaguni-jima, Ryukyu 
                                                                     Islands.

SEP 29  00 13 05.5  40.739 N   29.346 E   10 G  4.9 4.5  1.2    253  TURKEY. Mw 5.2 (HRV). MD 4.8 (ISK). Mo=6.9*10**16 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). One person killed at Istanbul.
                                                                    
SEP 30  16 31 15.6  16.059 N   96.931 W   61    6.5 7.5  0.9    631  OAXACA, MEXICO. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.5 (HRV). Me 7.2 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.3*10**15 Nm. Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**20 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least 33 people killed, 
                                                                     215 injured, thousands of buildings damaged or destroyed, 
                                                                     utilities disrupted and roads blocked by landslides in the 
                                                                     state of Oaxaca. Maximum intensity (VIII) in southwestern 
                                                                     Oaxaca. One person killed and minor damage to some buildings 
                                                                     at Mexico City. One person killed at Cordoba, Veracruz. 
                                                                     Minor damage in the states of Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla, 
                                                                     Tlaxcala and Veracruz. Felt from the state of San Luis 
                                                                     Potosi to Guatemala.

OCT 05  00 53 28.9  36.730 N   28.240 E   33 N  4.9 4.6  1.2    232  DODECANESE ISLANDS. Mw 5.2 (HRV), 5.6 (CSEM). ML 4.9 (THE). 
                                                                     Mo=6.9*10**16 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.9*10**17 Nm (CSEM). At least
                                                                     103 people injured in the Marmaris area, Turkey. Felt on 
                                                                     Kos and Rhodes, Greece. 
                                                                    
OCT 16  09 46 44.1  34.594 N  116.271 W    0    6.3 7.4         527  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. . Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV), 7.0 
                                                                     (BRK), 7.0 (OBN). Me 7.3 (GS). ML 7.3 (BRK). Es=1.9*10**15 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=5.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=6.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (BRK). Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). Four people 
                                                                     slightly injured when an Amtrak train derailed near Ludlow. 
                                                                     Damage (VII) at Landers, Ludlow, Twentynine Palms and 
                                                                     Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base. Slight damage (VI) at 
                                                                     Amboy, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Cima, 
                                                                     Crest Park, Desert Center, Essex, Fawnskin, Fort Irwin, 
                                                                     Hemet, Highland, Hinkley, Joshua Tree, Lucerne Valley, 
                                                                     Newberry Springs, Olancha, Palm Springs, Phelan, 
                                                                     Ridgecrest, Tecopa, Thousand Palms and Victorville. Also 
                                                                     slight damage (VI) at Laughlin, Nevada. Felt (V) at many 
                                                                     localities in southern California, southern Nevada and 
                                                                     western Arizona. Also felt at Ensenada, Mexicali, Tecate 
                                                                     and Tijuana, Baja California. Surface faulting observed 
                                                                     along a 45-kilometer segment of the Lavic Lake Fault with 
                                                                     as much as 2.8-4.7 meters of right-lateral displacement.
                                                                     Complex earthquake begins with tiny precursor followed by 
                                                                     major events about 4 and 7 seconds after the onset. 

OCT 18  02 43 23.8  56.121 S   26.578 W   33 N  6.0 6.2  0.9    152  SOUTH  SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Es=1.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

OCT 22  02 18 58.5  23.445 N  120.506 E   33 N  5.7 5.6  1.0    299  TAIWAN. Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). Me 5.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=6.7*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=6.9*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person killed, 254 people 
                                                                     injured and 15 buildings collapsed in the Chia-i area. 
                                                                     Maximum intensity (VI JMA) in eastern Chia-i, northern 
                                                                     Tai-nan and southern Yun-lin Counties. Felt throughout 
                                                                     Taiwan. 
                                                                     
OCT 31  13 27 42.4? 13.64  S   74.43  W   62 D  4.4      1.3     21  CENTRAL PERU. Thirty people injured, 210 adobe houses 
                                                                     destroyed and 1,100 damaged (VI) in the Chuschi area. 
                                                                     Felt (II) at Cangallo and Huancapi.

OCT 31  15 09 39.8  29.413 N   51.807 E   33 N  5.0 4.9  1.3    196  SOUTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.2 (HRV). Mo=6.9*10**16 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Thirty people injured, some buildings damaged and power 
                                                                     outages in the Kazerun area. 
                                                                    
NOV 01  13 25 16.5  39.899 N  113.983 E   10 G  5.1 5.3  1.2    120  NORTHEASTERN CHINA. Mw 5.3 (HRV). ML 5.5 (BJI). 
                                                                     Mo=9.1*10**16 Nm (HRV). Four people injured and 6,000 
                                                                     houses damaged in Shanxi Province. Some damage in Hebei 
                                                                     Province. Felt at Hohhot and Tianjin. 

NOV 07  16 54 41.7  40.693 N   30.725 E   10 G  4.9 4.2  1.1    186  TURKEY. Mw 5.0 (HRV). MD 5.0 (ISK). Mo=3.2*10**16 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). One person died from a heart attack at Hendek. Felt 
                                                                     at Bursa, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmit and Sakarya.
                                                                    
NOV 08  16 45 43.0  36.522 N   71.240 E  228 D  6.2      1.0    436  AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORD REG. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.2 (GS). Es=4.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=6.7*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person injured at Kabul; felt 
                                                                     throughout eastern Afghanistan. Felt (VI) at Dushanbe, 
                                                                     Tajikistan. Felt (V) at Samarqand and Toshkent; (IV) at 
                                                                     Farghona; (III) at Andijon and Namangan, Uzbekistan. Felt 
                                                                     (III) at Chardzhev, Turkmenistan. Felt in much of Pakistan 
                                                                     from North West Frontier Province to parts of Sindh 
                                                                     Province. Felt at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Also felt 
                                                                     in many parts of northern India as far south as Delhi.
                                                                     
NOV 11  14 41 25.6& 40.744 N   30.266 E   22    5.5 5.5         472  TURKEY. . Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (HRV), 5.7 (CSEM). MD 5.7 
                                                                     (ISK). ML 5.2 (THE). Mo=3.5*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.6*10**17 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Mo=3.8*10**17 Nm (CSEM). One person killed, one 
                                                                     died of a heart attack and 156 injured at Sakarya. 
                                                                     Thirteen people injured at Kocaeli and two injured at 
                                                                     Golcuk. Felt at Istanbul and Sapanca.
                                                                     
NOV 12  16 57 19.5  40.758 N   31.161 E   10 G  6.3 7.5  1.1    484  TURKEY. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV), 7.0 (CSEM), 7.3 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 7.0 (GS). ML 6.6 (THE). Es=7.4*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=6.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=4.1*10**19 Nm (CSEM). Mo=9.1*10**19 Nm (OBN). At least 
                                                                     894 people killed and 4,948 injured, mostly in the 
                                                                     Bolu-Duzce area. Casualties occurred as far as Eskisehir, 
                                                                     Yalova and Zonguldak. Extensive damage occurred in the 
                                                                     Bolu-Duzce area. Landslides in the Bolu Pass blocked the 
                                                                     Ankara-Istanbul highway. Felt as far as Ankara, Istanbul 
                                                                     and Izmir. Also felt (III) at Chisinau, Moldova and (III) 
                                                                     at Sevastopol and Simferopol, Ukraine. Two events about 
                                                                     2 seconds apart. 

NOV 15  05 42 43.2   1.339 S   88.976 E   10 G  6.3 6.9  1.0    457  SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN. Mw 6.8 (GS), 7.0 (HRV), 6.7 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 7.7 (GS). Es=7.0*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (OBN). Felt in 
                                                                     the Colombo area, Sri Lanka. Also felt (II) at Banda Aceh, 
                                                                     Indonesia. Complex earthquake. A small event is followed 
                                                                     by a larger one about 3 seconds later. 
                                                                      
NOV 17  03 27 42.0   5.978 S  148.820 E   48    5.9 7.0  0.9    336  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). Es=6.4*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=2.8*10**19 Nm (GS).  
                                                                     Mo=2.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt at 
                                                                     Kimbe and in western New Britain. Two events about 8 
                                                                     seconds apart. 

NOV 19  13 56 46.4   6.351 S  148.763 E   33 N  5.9 7.0  1.1    268  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.8 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). ML 6.3 (PMG). Es=6.6*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). 

NOV 24  16 40 21.2  24.589 N  102.872 E   33 N  4.8 4.6  1.0     49  YUNNAN, CHINA. ML 5.0 (BJI). One person killed, 5 injured
                                                                     and 90 buildings destroyed in Chengjiang County.

NOV 26  04 27 24.7  36.920 N   54.900 E   33 N  5.2 4.8  1.0    172  NORTHERN IRAN. Mw 5.3 (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     About 50 buildings damaged in the Gorgan area.

NOV 26  13 21 15.5  16.423 S  168.214 E   33 N  6.4 7.3  1.2    273  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.5 (HRV), 7.2 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 7.3 (GS). Es=1.7*10**15 (GS). Mo=8.4*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.9*10**19 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=4.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). At least five people killed and 
                                                                     forty injured by collapsed buildings and landslides on 
                                                                     Pentecost. Extensive damage to roads and telephone lines 
                                                                     on Pentecost. At least five people killed at Mortelli 
                                                                     Bay by a local tsunami, which was also recorded at Suva, 
                                                                     Fiji. Damage and landslides also occurred on Ambrym, Epi 
                                                                     and Paama. Felt strongly in much of Vanuatu.
                                                                     
NOV 29  03 46 30.1   1.275 S   89.043 E   10 G  5.9 6.4  1.1    324  SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=5.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt in parts of Sri Lanka. 

NOV 30  04 01 53.2  18.901 S   69.171 W  128 D  6.2      0.9    442  NORTHERN CHILE. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.1 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=3.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=8.2*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Slight damage and power outages in 
                                                                     the epicentral area. Felt (V) at Arica, Camarones, Putre, 
                                                                     Tarapaca and Tignamar; (IV) at Iquique; (III) at 
                                                                     Antofagasta, Calama, Camar, Maria Elena, Mejillones, 
                                                                     Talabre and Tocopilla. Also felt (V) at Tacna; (IV) at Ilo 
                                                                     and Moquegua; (III) at Arequipa, Peru. Two events about 2.5 
                                                                     seconds apart.

DEC 03  17 06 54.7  40.358 N   42.346 E   19    5.3 5.5  1.3    261  TURKEY. Mw 5.6 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). Mo=3.2*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.8*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person killed at Goresken. Six 
                                                                     people injured, 340 houses damaged and one road closed due 
                                                                     to a landslide in Erzurum Province. Felt (III) at Adler, 
                                                                     Dagomys, Khosta and Sochi, Russia. Also felt at Batumi, 
                                                                     Georgia. 

DEC 06  23 12 33.9  57.413 N  154.489 W   66 D  6.8      1.2    527  KODIAK ISLAND REGION. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). ML 7.0 (AEIC), 
                                                                     6.7 (PMR). Mo=3.4*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     Slight damage (VI) at Larsen Bay and Old Harbor. Felt 
                                                                     strongly at Akhiok and Kodiak. Felt (III) at Homer and 
                                                                     Chignik; (II) at Anchorage, Palmer and Willow. Also felt at 
                                                                     Dillingham, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Kasilof, Nelson Lagoon 
                                                                     and Nikiski.
                                                                    
DEC 07  00 19 49.6  57.362 N  154.514 W   41    6.5 6.1  1.0    478  KODIAK ISLAND REGION. Mw 6.4 (HRV). ML 6.3 (PMR), 6.1 
                                                                     (AEIC). Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt at Anchorage, 
                                                                     Ekwok, Homer, King Salmon, Kodiak and Old Harbor.

DEC 10  18 38 30.1  36.206 S   97.316 W   10 G  5.7 6.2  1.3    232  WEST CHILE RISE. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Mo=7.0*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=7.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). 


DEC 11  18 03 36.4  15.766 N  119.740 E   33 N  6.5 7.1  1.0    516  LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.3 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.1 (GS). Ms 7.2 (BRK). Es=1.1*10**15 Nm. 
                                                                     Mo=5.8*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=9.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10**20 Nm (PPT). One person killed at Masinloc. 
                                                                     Four people died from heart attacks and 40 injured on 
                                                                     Luzon. Damage to structures (VII RF) at Santa Cruz; 
                                                                     (VI RF) at Iba, Manila and Masinloc. Felt (VI RF) at 
                                                                     Clark Air Base, Olongapo and San Fernando; (V RF) at 
                                                                     Dagupan, Pasig, Quezon and Taguig; (IV RF) at Baguio, 
                                                                     Lucban, Malolos, Palayan, San Jose, Santo Domingo and 
                                                                     Tagaytay; (III RF) at Santa; (II RF) at Guinyangan and 
                                                                     Pasuquin; (I RF) at Tuguegarao. Power outages occurred 
                                                                     in the Manila area.
                                                                    
DEC 15  05 12 33.1* 11.246 N  124.657 E   33 N  4.8      1.2     28  LEYTE, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. One person killed at Tacloban. 
                                                                     Minor damage (VI RF) at Leyte. Felt (III RF) at Ormoc. 
                                                                     Also felt (II RF) at Borongan, Samar and (II RF) at 
                                                                     Lapu-Lapu, Cebu.

DEC 21  14 14 57.6   6.845 S  105.555 E   56 D  6.2 6.3  1.0    435  SUNDA STRAIT. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Mo=5.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=9.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). Five people killed at 
                                                                     Pandeglang, more than 220 injured and 2,800 houses damaged 
                                                                     in western Jawa. Damage estimated at 3.9 million US 
                                                                     dollars. Felt throughout western Jawa and in southeastern 
                                                                     Sumatera, Indonesia.

DEC 22  17 36 56.2  35.321 N    1.281 W   10 G  5.4 5.5  1.2    346  NORTHERN ALGERIA. Twenty-four people killed, about 175 
                                                                     injured and 3,000 houses destroyed in the Ain Temouchent 
                                                                     area. Felt at Arzew, Mascara, Oran and Tlemcen. Also felt 
                                                                     at Oujda, Morocco.

DEC 29  05 19 46.9  18.244 N  101.432 W   70 D  6.1 5.4  1.0    363  GUERRERO, MEXICO. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Mo=8.6*10**17 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=1.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person injured and 
                                                                     minor structural damage at Coahuayutla de Guerrero. Felt
                                                                     at Mexico City and Zihuatanejo.
                                                                    
DEC 29  13 29 19.6  10.860 S  165.354 E   33 N  5.6 6.8  0.8    150  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Mo=1.8*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT).

Notable North American Earthquakes:


April 17  00 56 25.0& 19.248 N  155.489 W   11    5.6 5.1       222  HAWAII. Mw 5.8 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). MD 5.6 (HVO). 
                                                                     Mo=6.4*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=3.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Some damage to homes at Pahala. Felt throughout the 
                                                                     Island of Hawaii. 



Compiled by Waverly J. Person





Note: Hypocenters will be recomputed for December 1999.