Significant Earthquakes of the World

2001

                                                                                                               
                                      
                                          SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 2001


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  MAG   SD  NO.           REGION, ADDITIONAL MAGNITUDES AND COMMENTS
 UTC       UTC         COORDINATES                        STA
        HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG                      USED


JAN 01  06 57 04.1   6.898 N  126.579 E   33 N  7.5  1.1  324  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES. MW 7.5 (HRV), 7.4 (GS). mb 6.4 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.2 (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). MS 7.3 (BRK). Mo 1.7*10**20 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.5*10**20 Nm (GS), 2.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.8*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt at Butuan. Felt (III) on Ternate and at Manado, Sulawesi, 
                                                                Indonesia.

JAN 01  08 54 31.5   6.631 N  126.899 E   33 N  6.8  0.9   64  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES. MW 6.8 (HRV). mb 5.6 (GS). MS 6.0 (GS). Mo    
                                                                1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV).

JAN 09  16 49 28.0  14.928 S  167.170 E  103 G  7.1  1.1  372  VANUATU ISLANDS. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). mb 6.3 (GS). ME 7.0    
                                                                (GS). Mo 5.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 4.2*10**19 Nm (HRV), 2.4*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 6.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt in northern Vanuatu.

JAN 10  16 02 44.2  57.078 N  153.211 W   33 N  7.0  1.2  549  KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA. MW 7.0 (HRV), 6.8 (GS). mb 6.2    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). ML 6.8 (AEIC), 6.7 (PMR). MS 6.7 
                                                                (BRK). Mo 3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.3*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 2.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (VI) at Kodiak and (III) at 
                                                                Anchorage and Seward. Also felt at Anchor Point, Dillingham, 
                                                                Kenai, King Salmon, Old Harbor and Perryville.

JAN 13  17 33 32.3  13.049 N   88.660 W   60 G  7.7  1.1  427  EL SALVADOR. MW 7.7 (HRV), 7.6 (GS). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 7.8 (GS). ME    
                                                                7.7 (GS). MS 7.7 (BRK). Mo 4.6*10**20 Nm (HRV), 2.9*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 4.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 6.8*10**15 Nm (GS). At least 844 
                                                                people killed, 4,723 injured, 108,226 houses destroyed and more 
                                                                than 150,000 buildings damaged in El Salvador. About 585 of the 
                                                                deaths were caused by large landslides in Nueva San Salvador and 
                                                                Comasagua. Utilities and roads damaged by more than 16,000 
                                                                landslides. Damage and injuries occurred in every department of 
                                                                El Salvador. Eight people killed in Guatemala. Felt from Mexico 
                                                                City to Colombia.

JAN 16  13 25 09.8   4.022 S  101.776 E   28 G  6.9  1.2  117  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA. MW 6.9 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.5    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). MS 6.3 (BRK). Mo 2.5*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Es 1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (V) at 
                                                                Bengkulu. Felt (II) at Jakarta, Jawa.

JAN 26  03 16 40.5  23.419 N   70.232 E   16 G  7.7  1.3  472  SOUTHERN INDIA. MW 7.7 (HRV), 7.6 (GS), 7.7 (CSEM). mb 6.9 (GS).    
                                                                MS 8.0 (GS). ME 7.6 (GS). MS 7.9 (BRK). Mo 3.4*10**20 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                2.9*10**20 Nm (GS), 3.8*10**20 Nm (CSEM). Es 6.4*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                At least 20,005 people killed, 166,836 injured, approximately 
                                                                339,000 buildings destroyed and 783,000 damaged in the Bhuj-
                                                                Ahmadabad-Rajkot area and other parts of Gujarat. Many bridges 
                                                                and roads damaged in Gujarat. At least 18 people killed and some 
                                                                injured in southern Pakistan. Felt throughout northern India and 
                                                                much of Pakistan. Also felt in Bangladesh and western Nepal. The 
                                                                earthquake occurred along an approximately east-west trending 
                                                                thrust fault at shallow depth. The stress that caused this 
                                                                earthquake is due to the Indian plate pushing northward into the 
                                                                Eurasian plate.

FEB 08  16 54 41.0  23.654 N   70.425 E   10 G  5.1  1.2   62  SOUTHERN INDIA. mb 4.9 (GS). MS 5.1 (GS). At least 40 people    
                                                                injured in Gujarat.

FEB 13  14 22 05.8  13.671 N   88.938 W   10 G  6.6  1.4  273  EL SALVADOR. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME    
                                                                6.5 (GS). MS 6.5 (BRK). MD 6.1 (CIG), 6.1 (CASC). Mo 8.1*10**18 
                                                                Nm (HRV), 6.2*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.1*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). At least 315 people killed, 3,399 injured and extensive 
                                                                damage. The most severe damage occurred in the San Juan 
                                                                Tepezontes-San Vicente-Cojutepeque area. Landslides occurred in 
                                                                many areas of El Salvador. Felt throughout El Salvador and in 
                                                                Guatemala and Honduras.

FEB 13  19 28 30.2   4.680 S  102.562 E   36 G  7.4  1.3  221  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA. MW 7.4 (HRV), 7.2 (GS). mb 6.2    
                                                                (GS). MS 7.2 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). MS 7.1 (BRK). Mo 6.5*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.2*10**20 Nm (HRV), 4.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 4.0*10**14 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Felt strongly at Bengkulu. Felt (II) at Jakarta, Jawa.

FEB 17  20 25 15.7? 13.79  N   89.11  W   10 G  4.1  1.6   18  EL SALVADOR. mb 4.1 (GS). One person killed, three injured,    
                                                                additional damage and landslides in the epicentral area.

FEB 19  15 51 35.9  21.396 N  102.715 E   10 G  4.9  1.3   33  LAOS. mb 4.7 (GS). MS 4.9 (GS). Several people injured and many    
                                                                buildings damaged at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam.

FEB 23  00 09 23.6  29.513 N  101.129 E   33 N  5.6  1.0  368  SICHUAN, CHINA. MW 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 5.4 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 3.0*10**17 Nm (HRV), 2.4*10**17 Nm (GS). Three people killed, 
                                                                109 injured and 60,000 homes destroyed in Kangding and Yajiang 
                                                                Counties.

FEB 24  07 23 48.7   1.271 N  126.249 E   35 G  7.1  1.0  426  NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV), 7.3 (OBN). mb 6.6    
                                                                (GS). MS 7.0 (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). MS 6.9 (BRK). Mo 4.5*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 4.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 9.2*10**19 Nm (OBN), 7.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 8.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (V) on Ternate and (IV) at 
                                                                Manado, Sulawesi.

FEB 28  12 30 14.0  21.986 S  170.207 E   10 G  6.7  1.1  243  SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 6.7 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb 6.0    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). MS 6.7 (BRK). Mo 6.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 9.4*10**13 Nm 
                                                                (GS).

FEB 28  18 54 32.8& 47.149 N  122.727 W   52    6.8       606  WASHINGTON. <SEA-P>. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (BRK). mb 6.5    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). Mo 1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.4*10**19 Nm (BRK). Es 1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                About 400 people injured and major damage in the Seattle-Tacoma-
                                                                Olympia area. Maximum intensity (VIII) in the Capitol Hill area 
                                                                of Olympia and in the Pioneer Square area south of downtown 
                                                                Seattle. Preliminary estimates of damage are between 1 and 4 
                                                                billion U.S. dollars. Felt from central Oregon to southern 
                                                                British Columbia and as far east as northwestern Montana. The 
                                                                maximum recorded acceleration was 0.3g at Seward Park. 
                                                                Landslides occurred in the Tacoma area and near Renton. 
                                                                Liquefaction and sand blows occurred in parts of Olympia and 
                                                                South Seattle.

MAR 19  05 52 15.8   4.029 S  128.020 E   33 N  6.5  1.1  206  BANDA SEA. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME    
                                                                6.5 (GS). MS 6.5 (BRK). Mo 6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV), 6.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (VI) on 
                                                                Ambon, Indonesia.

MAR 24  06 27 53.5  34.083 N  132.526 E   50 D  6.8  0.9  596  WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.7 (GS). mb 6.4 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.5 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). MS 6.5 (BRK). Mo 2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 5.5*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Two people killed, 161 injured and about 3,700 buildings damaged 
                                                                or destroyed in the Hiroshima area. Main water lines broken and 
                                                                railroad tracks damaged in the epicentral area. Felt throughout 
                                                                western Japan from the Kyoto area to Kyushu. Also felt in South 
                                                                Korea. Recorded (5U JMA) in Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures. 
                                                                Also recorded (5U JMA) on Shodo-shima and in Kagawa Prefecture; 
                                                                (5L JMA) in Ehime and Kochi Prefectures, Shikoku.

APR 03  14 57 10.8  34.898 N  138.021 E   33 N  5.4  0.9  183  NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 5.4 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS). MS 4.8    
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). Eight people injured, furniture 
                                                                overturned and windows and water pipes broken in Shizuoka 
                                                                Prefecture. Recorded (5U JMA) in the Shimizu-Shizuoka area; (5L 
                                                                JMA) in south-central Shizuoka Prefecture; (4 JMA) in the 
                                                                Hamamatsu area; (3 JMA) in Aichi, Nagano, Tokyo, Yamanashi and 
                                                                southern Chiba Prefectures; (2 JMA) from northern Chiba to Shiga 
                                                                Prefectures.

APR 09  09 00 57.1  32.668 S   73.109 W   11 G  6.7  1.1  314  OFF COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.1 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.3 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). MS 6.1 (BRK). Mo 1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 8.5*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt (IV) at Constitucion, Curepto, Curico, El Quisco, Iloca, La 
                                                                Ligua, Los Andes, San Antonio, San Felipe, Santa Cruz, Santiago, 
                                                                Santo Domingo, Talca, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Zapallar; 
                                                                (III) at Cauquenes, Coya, Pelluhue, Quillota, Rancagua, Romeral 
                                                                and San Fernando; (II) at Chillan, Coquimbo, La Serena, Los 
                                                                Angeles, Parral, San Carlos and Talcahuano.

APR 12  10 47 00.3  24.768 N   99.061 E   10 G  5.6  1.1  148  YUNNAN, CHINA. MW 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 5.4 (GS).    
                                                                ML 5.4 (BJI). Mo 3.2*10**17 Nm (HRV), 2.5*10**17 Nm (GS). At 
                                                                least 2 people killed, 190 injured, 30,000 houses destroyed and 
                                                                landslides blocked roads in the Shidian area.

APR 19  21 43 42.2   7.410 S  155.865 E   17 G  6.7  1.0  282  SOLOMON ISLANDS. MW 6.7 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.6    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). MS 6.6 (BRK). Mo 5.7*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Es 8.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt strongly at 
                                                                Falamae.

APR 28  04 49 53.4  18.064 S  176.937 W  352 D  6.9  1.1  525  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.9 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.2 (GS). ME 6.6    
                                                                (GS). mb 6.1 (BRK). Mo 2.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                3.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt on Raoul, 
                                                                Kermadec Islands.

MAY 08  18 02 16.9  13.605 N   88.795 W   10 G  5.7  1.3  192  EL SALVADOR. MW 5.7 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 5.4 (GS). MD 4.8    
                                                                (CIG). Mo 4.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person killed at Conchagua. 
                                                                At least 84 homes destroyed, 70 damaged and landslides in the 
                                                                epicentral area. Felt (VI) at San Vicente. Also felt at El 
                                                                Mochito and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Felt throughout El 
                                                                Salvador and in parts of Guatemala and Nicaragua.

MAY 23  21 10 43.9  27.689 N  101.003 E   33 N  5.5  1.0  168  SICHUAN, CHINA. MW 5.5 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS). MS 5.3 (GS). ML 5.2    
                                                                (BJI). Mo 1.8*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person killed, 27 seriously 
                                                                injured and 539 slightly injured in Ninglang County, Yunnan 
                                                                Province. One person killed and 39 injured in Yanyuan County, 
                                                                Sichuan Province. Eleven reservoirs, 4 power plants and 6 
                                                                bridges damaged.

MAY 25  00 40 50.6  44.268 N  148.393 E   33 N  6.7  0.9  400  KURIL ISLANDS. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 7.0 (OBN). mb 6.1 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.7 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). MS 6.4 (BRK). Mo 1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 4.2*10**19 Nm (OBN), 1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                8.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (III) at Kurilsk, Iturup and at Yuzhno-
                                                                Kurilsk, Kunashir. Felt at Nemuro, Hokkaido.

MAY 25  05 06 10.6   7.869 S  110.179 E  143 D  6.3  1.2  283  JAWA, INDONESIA. MW 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 5.8 (GS). ME 5.8    
                                                                (GS). Mo 3.2*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 1.0*10**13 
                                                                Nm (GS). Several people injured at Surakarta. Slight damage (V) 
                                                                at Yogyakarta. Felt (IV) at Sawahan and (III) at Semarang. Also 
                                                                felt at Klaten, Malang and Surbaya. Felt (II) at Denpasar, Bali.

MAY 29  13 14 30.3  39.797 N   41.655 E   33 N  4.8  1.1  145  TURKEY. mb 4.8 (GS). MD 4.6 (ISK). Two people injured and 3    
                                                                buildings damaged in Erzurum.

JUN 01  14 00 43.6  35.169 N   69.389 E   62 D  5.0  1.0  105  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. MW 5.0 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS). MS 4.6    
                                                                (GS). Mo 4.0*10**16 Nm (HRV). At least 4 people killed, 20 
                                                                injured and several houses destroyed in Parvan Province.

JUN 03  02 41 57.1  29.666 S  178.633 W  178 D  7.2  1.0  421  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. MW 7.2 (HRV), 7.1 (GS). mb 6.8    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). mb 7.2 (BRK). Mo 6.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.8*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.9*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt throughout the North Island.

JUN 05  09 00 05.3   6.884 S  146.388 E   10 G  6.4  1.0  245  EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G. MW 6.4 (HRV), 6.3 (GS). mb 5.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.2 (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). MS 6.1 (BRK). Mo 4.9*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 3.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 3.5*10**13 Nm (GS). One person 
                                                                injured, at least 40 houses damaged or destroyed and landslides 
                                                                occurred in the epicentral area.

JUN 07  18 03 32.3  24.785 N   99.038 E   33 N  4.6  1.1   55  YUNNAN, CHINA. mb 4.6 (GS). MS 4.5 (GS). ML 4.6 (BJI). At least    
                                                                13 people injured and several houses destroyed in Shidian County.

JUN 14  02 35 25.8  24.513 N  122.033 E   32    5.9  0.9  367  TAIWAN REGION. MW 5.9 (HRV), 5.8 (GS). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 5.6 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 7.8*10**17 Nm (HRV), 5.9*10**17 Nm (GS). Four people injured 
                                                                at Taipei and one injured at I-lan. Some damage occurred at 
                                                                Taipei and in other parts of northeastern Taiwan. Recorded (5 
                                                                TAP) in I-lan County and at Taipei; (4 TAP) in Hsin-chu, Hua-
                                                                lien, Miao-li, Taipei and Tao-yuan Counties; (3 TAP) at Hua-
                                                                lien, Keelung, Miao-li and Tai-chung; (2 TAP) in much of central 
                                                                Taiwan. Recorded (1 JMA) on Iriomote-jima and Yonaguni-jima, 
                                                                Ryukyu Islands.

JUN 14  19 48 47.8  51.160 N  179.828 W   18 G  6.5  1.0  475  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.3 (GS). mb 6.0    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). MS 6.2 (BRK). ML 6.1 (PMR). Mo 
                                                                6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 4.9*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt (V) on Adak.

JUN 21  19 55 49.0& 49.147 N    6.870 E    1 G  4.2       147  GERMANY. <LDG>. ML 4.2 (LDG), 4.0 (FUR), 3.9 (CLL), 3.8 (GRF),    
                                                                3.8 (VIE), 3.7 (FBB). One person killed. Mining induced event in 
                                                                the Lorraine region, France.

JUN 23  20 33 14.1  16.265 S   73.641 W   33 N  8.4  1.0  518  NEAR COAST OF PERU. MW 8.4 (HRV), 8.3 (GS). mb 6.7 (GS). MS 8.2    
                                                                (GS). ME 8.1 (GS). MS 8.2 (BRK). Mo 4.7*10**21 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                3.3*10**21 Nm (GS), 3.1*10**21 Nm (PPT). Es 2.9*10**16 Nm (GS). 
                                                                At least 74 people killed, including 26 killed by a tsunami; 
                                                                2,689 injured; 17,584 homes destroyed (VIII) and 35,601 homes 
                                                                damaged in the Arequipa-Camana-Tacna area. An additional 64 
                                                                people missing due to the tsunami in the Camana-Chala area. 
                                                                Landslides blocked highways in the epicentral area. Many of the 
                                                                historic buildings at Arequipa were damaged or destroyed. Some 
                                                                people injured and damage reported in the Arica, Chile area. 
                                                                Felt (VII) at Arica, (VI) at Iquique, (V) at Calama and (III) at 
                                                                Tocopilla, Chile. Felt strongly in much of southern Peru and 
                                                                northern Chile. Felt (III) at La Paz, Bolivia. Acceleration of 
                                                                0.29g was recorded at Moquegua. Tsunami runup heights near 
                                                                Camana are estimated from field evidence to have reached 
                                                                approximately 7m at some locations; at other locations, the 
                                                                tsunami inundation distance extended more than 1 km inland from 
                                                                the coast. Tsunami wave heights (peak-to-trough) recorded from 
                                                                selected tide stations: 2.5m at Arica; 1.5m at Iquique; 1.0m at 
                                                                Coquimbo, Chile. The earthquake occurred at the boundary between 
                                                                the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. The two plates are 
                                                                converging towards each other at a rate of about 78mm per year. 
                                                                The earthquake occurred as thrust-faulting on the interface 
                                                                between the two plates, with the South American plate moving up 
                                                                and seaward over the Nazca plate. Southwestern Peru has a 
                                                                history of very large earthquakes. The June 23 shock originated 
                                                                just southeast of the source of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake that 
                                                                occurred in 1996, and it appears to have involved rupture of 
                                                                part of the plate-boundary segment that produced an earthquake 
                                                                of magnitude approximately 9.0 in 1868. The 1868 earthquake was 
                                                                destructive in towns that were heavily damaged in the June 23 
                                                                earthquake. The 1868 earthquake produced a tsunami that killed 
                                                                thousands of people along the South American coast and also 
                                                                caused damage in Hawaii and alarm in Japan. For detailed 
                                                                information about this earthquake, see Terremoto de la Region 
                                                                Sur de Peru del 23 de Junio de 2001, online at 
                                                                http://www.igp.gob.pe/cns/net_main.html.

JUN 25  13 28 46.5  37.238 N   36.206 E    5 G  5.5  1.3  288  TURKEY. MW 5.5 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 4.9 (GS). MD 5.5 (ISK). ML    
                                                                5.5 (GII). Mo 1.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). One hundred thirty people 
                                                                injured and 66 buildings damaged in Osmaniye Province.

JUN 26  04 18 31.3  17.745 S   71.649 W   24 G  6.7  1.1  422  NEAR COAST OF PERU. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 6.7    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). Mo 1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 2.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Ilo, 
                                                                Moquegua and Punta de Bombon. Felt (V) at Arica; (IV) at 
                                                                Tignamar; (III) at Camarones, Iquique and Parinacota; (II) at 
                                                                Chitita, Chile.

JUN 28  03 46 28.1   6.990 S  108.275 E   37    5.0  1.3   67  JAVA, INDONESIA. mb 5.0 (GS). Dozens of people injured and 2,500    
                                                                buildings damaged in Jawa Barat Province. Felt (III) at Bandung, 
                                                                Ciamis and Tasikmalaya.

JUL 03  13 10 42.6  21.641 N  142.984 E  290 D  6.5  0.9  474  MARIANA ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). ME    
                                                                6.6 (GS). Mo 5.7*10**18 Nm (GS), 5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 
                                                                1.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Recorded (1 JMA) in Kanagawa Prefecture, 
                                                                Japan.

JUL 04  07 06 31.6  21.725 S  176.705 W  185 D  6.5  0.8  429  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 5.8    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 6.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 6.3*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 9.4*10**13 Nm (GS).

JUL 05  13 53 48.3  16.086 S   73.987 W   62 G  6.6  1.4  324  NEAR COAST OF PERU. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.2 (GS). ME 6.4    
                                                                (GS). Mo 8.6*10**18 Nm (GS), 8.0*10**18 Nm (HRV), 7.7*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 8.2*10**13 Nm (GS). At least 300 buildings previously 
                                                                weakened by the June 23 earthquake were destroyed. Felt (V) at 
                                                                Caraveli and Chala. Felt (III) at Arica, Iquique and Parinacota, 
                                                                Chile. Also felt at Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

JUL 07  09 38 43.5  17.543 S   72.077 W   33 N  7.6  1.1  398  NEAR COAST OF PERU. MW 7.6 (HRV), 7.5 (GS). mb 6.6 (GS). MS 7.3    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.2 (GS). Mo 3.2*10**20 Nm (HRV), 2.1*10**20 Nm (GS), 
                                                                2.6*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.3*10**15 Nm (GS). One person killed 
                                                                and 30 injured in Arequipa Department. Hundreds of buildings 
                                                                that had been weakened by the previous earthquakes were 
                                                                destroyed. A very large boulder fell and blocked the Pan 
                                                                American Highway. Some power outages occurred in the epicentral 
                                                                area and in Arica, Chile. Felt (VI) at Ocona and in the Tacna 
                                                                area. Felt strongly at Arequipa and Ilo. Felt (V) at Arica, 
                                                                Tocora and Vitor; (IV) at Camarones, Codpa, Illapata and 
                                                                Iquique; (III) at Putre; (II) in the Antofagasta-Pisagua area, 
                                                                Chile.

JUL 10  21 42 08.8  39.832 N   41.623 E   33 N  5.4  1.1  269  TURKEY. MW 5.4 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS). MD 5.4 (ISK). Mo 1.5*10**17 Nm    
                                                                (HRV). At least 46 people injured and 17 houses damaged in the 
                                                                Erzurum area.

JUL 14  18 36 08.3  24.455 N  102.660 E   33 N  4.6  1.1   62  YUNNAN, CHINA. mb 4.6 (GS). MS 4.3 (GS). ML 4.7 (BJI). At least    
                                                                two people injured and more than 150 houses and some schools 
                                                                damaged or destroyed in Jiangchuan County.

JUL 16  16 12 46.7  27.957 N   85.178 E   33 N  5.0  1.0  124  NEPAL. mb 5.0 (GS). One person injured and one house collapsed in    
                                                                the Dhading area. Felt in much of central and eastern Nepal.

JUL 17  15 06 15.2  46.735 N   11.201 E   10 G  4.7  1.2  321  NORTHERN ITALY. MW 4.7 (CSEM). mb 5.0 (GS). ML 5.6 (CLL), 5.5    
                                                                (GRF), 5.3 (VIE), 5.3 (FBB), 5.3 (FUR), 5.2 (BRG), 5.2 (LDG), 
                                                                4.7 (LJU). Mo 1.2*10**16 Nm (CSEM). Two people killed and one 
                                                                person missing and presumed killed by landslides near Gargazzone 
                                                                and Val D'Ultimo. One person died of a heart attack at Bolzano. 
                                                                At least 3 people injured and minor damage in the Merano area. 
                                                                Felt throughout northeastern Italy as far south as Venice. Also 
                                                                felt in Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and southern Germany.

JUL 24  05 00 09.0  19.448 S   69.255 W   33 N  6.4  1.3  300  NORTHERN CHILE. MW 6.4 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 6.2 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 3.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 3.6*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                3.2*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 3.2*10**14 Nm (GS). One person killed at 
                                                                Jaina; two injured at Chiapa and one injured at Chusmisa. Power 
                                                                interrupted and water lines broken at Cerro Colorado mine. Felt 
                                                                (VII) at Chusmisa and Jaina; (VI) at Challapa, Huara, Mamina and 
                                                                Pachica; (V) at Arica, Iquique, Pisagua, Pozo Almonte and Putre; 
                                                                (IV) at Chuquicamata and Pica; (III) at Calama, Sierra Gorda and 
                                                                Tocopilla.

JUL 24  17 42 41.5  32.855 S   71.582 W   33 N  5.4  1.0  228  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. MW 5.4 (GS), 5.2 (HRV). mb 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 4.7 (GS). MD 5.1 (GUC). Mo 8.0*10**16 Nm (HRV), 1.2*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Four people injured at Vina del Mar, two at Valparaiso and 
                                                                one at Quintero. Felt (V) at Concon, La Calera, Quillota, 
                                                                Quilpue, San Antonio, Santo Domingo, Valparaiso and Villa 
                                                                Allemana; (IV) at La Ligua, Llayllay, Rancagua, Santiago and 
                                                                Vina del Mar; (III) at Los Andes; (II) at Linares and Talca.

JUL 26  00 21 36.9  39.059 N   24.244 E   10 G  6.5  1.0  483  AEGEAN SEA. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (CSEM). mb 6.0 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.6 (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). ML 6.1 (PDG), 5.9 (THE). Mo 6.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 5.6*10**18 Nm (HRV), 8.2*10**18 Nm (PPT), 5.2*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (CSEM). Es 6.4*10**14 Nm (GS). At least 100 buildings damaged on 
                                                                Skyros, Greece, including Saint George Monastery. The main water 
                                                                supply system was damaged and fallings rocks from a castle 
                                                                destroyed 30 cars. Felt throughout much of Greece. Felt (III) in 
                                                                the southern part of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

JUL 28  07 32 43.0  59.025 N  155.116 W  131 D  6.8  1.1  564  SOUTHERN ALASKA. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 5.7 (GS). ME 6.3    
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.5*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 9.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 5.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Anchorage, Chignik, 
                                                                Chignik Lake, Cooper Landing, Kenai, Levelock, Perryville, Sand 
                                                                Point, Seward, Sterling and Willow; (III) at Anchor Point, 
                                                                Cantwell, Clam Gulch, Elmendorf AFB, Kodiak, Soldotna, Tyonek 
                                                                and Wasilla; (II) at King Cove, McGrath, Moose Pass, Platinum, 
                                                                Port Heiden and Yakutat. Felt in many parts of southern Alaska.

AUG 06  03 52 59.5  55.537 S  123.422 W   10 G  6.7  1.1  294  SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE. MW 6.7 (HRV), 6.6 (GS). mb 6.1 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.5 (GS). MS 6.5 (BRK). Mo 9.3*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.4*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 2.4*10**19 Nm (PPT).

AUG 09  02 06 59.9  14.258 S   72.683 W   33 N  5.8  1.1  175  CENTRAL PERU. MW 5.8 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). mb 5.4 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 6.1*10**17 Nm (HRV), 5.6*10**17 Nm (GS). Four people killed, 
                                                                fifteen seriously injured and seventy percent of the houses 
                                                                destroyed in the Antabamba area. Felt in the Abancay area.

AUG 21  06 52 06.2  36.813 S  179.575 W   33 N  7.1  1.2  478  EAST OF NORTH ISLAND, N.Z. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). mb 6.4 (GS).    
                                                                MS 7.1 (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). MS 7.1 (BRK). ML 7.0 (WEL). Mo 
                                                                5.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 5.2*10**19 Nm (HRV), 6.9*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                8.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Power was interrupted in the northeastern 
                                                                part of the North Island. Felt in much of the North Island and 
                                                                as far south as Marlborough on the South Island. Also felt on 
                                                                Raoul, Kermadec Islands.

AUG 26  00 41 13.1& 40.951 N   31.573 E    8    5.0       332  TURKEY. <ISK>. mb 5.0 (GS). MD 5.4 (ISK). Two people injured at    
                                                                Bolu. Felt at Duzce.

SEP 11  14 56 50.9   0.578 S  133.130 E   33 N  6.5  0.9  174  IRIAN JAYA REGION, INDONESIA. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 5.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). MS 6.4 (BRK). Mo 6.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 1.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (III) at 
                                                                Sorong.

SEP 12  08 48 37.2  20.993 S  179.109 W  608 D  6.5  0.9  373  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb 5.7 (GS). ME 5.8    
                                                                (GS). mb 5.7 (BRK). Mo 5.7*10**18 Nm (HRV), 5.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Es 9.6*10**12 Nm (GS).

OCT 08  01 17 17.1  33.007 N   60.276 E   33 N  4.9  0.9   81  NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IRAN. mb 4.9 (GS). MS 4.2 (GS). One person    
                                                                injured and about 200 houses damaged in Khorasan Province. Also 
                                                                felt in parts of Afghanistan.

OCT 08  18 14 26.4  52.591 N  160.324 E   49 D  6.5  0.9  545  OFF EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS), 6.8 (OBN).    
                                                                mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). MS 6.0 (BRK). Mo 
                                                                5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**19 Nm (OBN). Es 
                                                                4.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

OCT 12  15 02 16.8  12.686 N  144.980 E   37 G  7.0  1.1  482  SOUTH OF MARIANA ISLANDS. MW 7.0 (HRV), 6.9 (GS), 7.2 (OBN). mb    
                                                                6.7 (GS). MS 7.3 (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). MS 7.0 (BRK). Mo 3.7*10**19 
                                                                Nm (HRV), 2.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 6.9*10**19 Nm (OBN), 4.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). One person injured, many buildings 
                                                                damaged (VII) and utilities disrupted on Guam. Felt strongly on 
                                                                Saipan.

OCT 19  03 28 44.4   4.102 S  123.907 E   33 N  7.5  1.1  234  BANDA SEA. MW 7.5 (HRV), 7.4 (GS), 7.1 (OBN). mb 6.3 (GS). MS 7.3    
                                                                (GS). ME 8.0 (GS). MS 7.3 (BRK). Mo 1.9*10**20 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.4*10**20 Nm (GS), 4.3*10**19 Nm (OBN), 2.4*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                2.5*10**16 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Kendari and Raha, Indonesia.

OCT 21  00 29 21.4  37.137 S  178.982 E   18 G  6.7  1.3  320  OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z. MW 6.7 (HRV), 6.6 (GS). mb 6.0    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). MS 6.9 (BRK). ML 6.1 (WEL). Mo 
                                                                7.7*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                3.7*10**14 Nm (GS).

OCT 27  05 35 39.7  26.316 N  100.648 E   10 G  5.6  0.9  248  YUNNAN, CHINA. MW 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (HRV). mb 5.3 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 2.7*10**17 Nm (GS), 2.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least one person 
                                                                killed, 220 injured and at least 3,400 buildings destroyed in 
                                                                the Yongsheng area.

OCT 31  09 10 20.0   5.912 S  150.196 E   33 N  7.0  0.9  254  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. MW 7.0 (HRV), 6.8 (GS). mb 5.9 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.9 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). MS 6.8 (BRK). Mo 3.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                2.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 6.3*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Minor damage at Kimbe and felt strongly in the Kandrian area. 
                                                                Also felt at Hoskins and Rabaul.

OCT 31  12 33 52.8  37.249 N   36.136 E   10 G  5.1  0.9  271  TURKEY. mb 5.1 (GS). MS 4.4 (GS). ML 5.2 (GII), 4.7 (CSS). At    
                                                                least 5 people injured and some houses damaged in the Adana-
                                                                Osmaniye area.

NOV 14  09 26 10.0  35.946 N   90.541 E   10 G  7.8  1.1  368  QINGHAI, CHINA. MW 7.8 (HRV), 7.5 (GS), 6.8 (OBN). mb 6.1 (GS).    
                                                                MS 8.0 (GS). ME 8.1 (GS). MS 8.0 (BRK). Mo 5.9*10**20 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.8*10**20 Nm (GS), 3.9*10**20 Nm (PPT), 1.9*10**19 Nm (OBN). Es 
                                                                3.2*10**16 Nm (GS). Some houses destroyed in the Xidatan area 
                                                                southwest of Golmud. Felt strongly at Golmud. Felt in Qinghai, 
                                                                southeastern Xinjiang, western Gansu and northern Sichuan 
                                                                Provinces. Felt by people in high-rise buildings at Lanzhou.

DEC 02  13 01 53.6  39.402 N  141.089 E  124 D  6.5  0.8  605  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.1 (GS). ME    
                                                                6.2 (GS). Mo 6.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 5.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 
                                                                4.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt from central Honshu to southern and 
                                                                eastern Hokkaido. Felt (IV) at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir. 
                                                                Recorded (5L JMA) in Miyagi; (4 JMA) in Aomori, Iwate and 
                                                                Yamagata; (3 JMA) in Akita, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Tochigi 
                                                                Prefectures; (2 JMA) in central Honshu; (1 JMA) in Ishikawa 
                                                                Prefecture and on Mikura-jima, Miyake-jima and O-shima. Also 
                                                                recorded (3 JMA) in eastern and southern Hokkaido and (2 JMA) in 
                                                                western Hokkaido.

DEC 04  05 57 17.9  15.350 S   72.516 W   33 N  5.8  1.0  203  SOUTHERN PERU. MW 5.8 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). mb 5.5 (GS). MS 5.6 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 5.7*10**17 Nm (HRV), 5.1*10**17 Nm (GS). Two people killed at 
                                                                Pucuncho, 5 injured at Chuquibamba and at least 30 houses 
                                                                damaged in Condesuyos Province. Felt (II) at Arequipa.

DEC 12  14 02 35.0  42.813 S  124.688 E   10 G  7.1  1.0  255  SOUTH OF AUSTRALIA. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 6.7    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.6 (GS). MS 6.7 (BRK). Mo 4.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                4.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Es 6.6*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt in the Albany 
                                                                and Esperance areas.

DEC 18  04 02 58.2  23.954 N  122.734 E   14 G  6.8  1.0  499  TAIWAN REGION. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.7 (GS). mb 6.3 (GS). MS 7.3 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.9 (GS). MS 6.9 (BRK). ML 6.7 (TAP). Mo 2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 4.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 4.8*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt strongly in much of northern Taiwan. Also felt on Okinawa, 
                                                                Ryukyu Islands. Recorded (4 TAP) at I-lan and Su-ao; (3 TAP) in 
                                                                Chang-hua, Hua-lien, I-lan, Taipei and Tao-yuan Counties; (2 
                                                                TAP) throughout Taiwan. Recorded (4 JMA) on Yonaguni-jima; (3 
                                                                JMA) on Ishigaki-jima and Tarama-jima; (1 JMA) on Miyako-jima, 
                                                                Ryukyu Islands. Tsunami generated with recorded wave heights of 
                                                                20 cm on Iriomote-jima, 13 cm on Yonaguni-jima, 11 cm at Uehara 
                                                                and 5 cm on Ishigaki-jima.

DEC 19  07 54 07.9  23.632 N   90.376 E   10 G  4.5  0.8   13  BANGLADESH. mb 4.5 (GS). At least 100 people injured and some    
                                                                older buildings damaged (VI) at Dhaka. Felt (IV) at Narayanganj 
                                                                and (III) at Chittagong, Comilla, Gazipur, Laksmipur, 
                                                                Munshiganj, Rajshahi and Rangpur.

DEC 23  22 52 54.3   9.613 S  159.530 E   16 G  6.8  1.2  385  SOLOMON ISLANDS. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 7.0    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). MS 7.0 (BRK). Mo 2.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Es 3.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt throughout the 
                                                                Solomon Islands.


NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES

 DATE  ORIGIN TIME      GEOGRAPHIC       DEPTH  MAG   SD  NO.           REGION, ADDITIONAL MAGNITUDES AND COMMENTS
 UTC       UTC         COORDINATES                        STA
        HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG                      USED


MAY 04  06 42 12.6  35.205 N   92.194 W   10 G  4.2  0.8   46  ARKANSAS. mb 4.2 (GS). mbLg 4.5 (GS), 4.7 (SLM). Slight damage    
                                                                (VI) at Marcella and Vilonia. Felt (V) at Austin, Cabot, Enola, 
                                                                Ida, Mount Vernon, Onia, Prim, Springfield and Wooster. Felt in 
                                                                much of central and northern Arkansas. Also felt in southern 
                                                                Missouri and at Tulsa, Oklahoma; Cleveland, Mississippi; and 
                                                                Memphis, Tennessee.

AUG 10  20 19 26.6& 39.823 N  120.646 W   18    5.2       146  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. <REN-P>. MW 5.2 (HRV), 5.1 (BRK). mb 4.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 4.9 (GS). ML 5.3 (REN), 5.5 (BRK). Mo 7.2*10**16 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 5.9*10**16 Nm (BRK). Slight damage (VI) at Alleghany and 
                                                                Portola. Felt (V) at Blairsden, Calpine, Canyondam, Clio, 
                                                                Crescent Mills, Downieville, Forbestown, Gold Run, Goodyears 
                                                                Bar, Herlong, Janesville, Loyalton, Rackerby, Sierra City, 
                                                                Sierraville, Twain and Vinton. Felt (IV) at Reno, Nevada. Felt 
                                                                from San Francisco, California to Fallon, Nevada.

SEP 09  23 59 18.0& 34.059 N  118.387 W    5    4.2        39  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. mb 4.2 (GS). ML 4.2 (PAS). MD 4.1    
                                                                (NC). Slight damage (VI) at Los Angeles. Felt (V) at Beverly 
                                                                Hills, Culver City and Sherman Oaks; (IV) at Burbank, Encino, 
                                                                Glendale, Inglewood, Lynwood, Marina Del Rey, North Hollywood, 
                                                                Reseda, Santa Monica, Studio City, Topanga, Van Nuys, Venice, 
                                                                West Hollywood and Woodland Hills; (III) at Anaheim, Chatsworth, 
                                                                Downey, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, La Canada 
                                                                Flintridge, La Crescenta, Lakewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, 
                                                                Northridge, Norwalk, Palmdale, Pasadena, Playa Del Rey, Redondo 
                                                                Beach, Simi Valley, Torrance, Tujunga and Winnetka; (II) at 
                                                                Canyon Country, Huntington Beach, Lancaster and Valencia.

 
Compiled by Waverly J. Person