Significant Earthquakes of the World

2003

                                                                                                          

                                          SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 2003


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 04  05 15 03.8  20.570 S  177.661 W  378 D  6.5  1.0  376  FIJI REGION. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). ME 6.0 (GS). Mo    
                                                                6.0*10**18 Nm (GS), 6.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 2.1*10**13 Nm (GS).

JAN 10  13 11 56.9   5.311 S  153.701 E   72 D  6.7  1.1  323  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb    
                                                                5.9 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). Mo 8.7*10**18 Nm (HRV), 1.1*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 4.8*10**13 Nm (GS).

JAN 11  17 45 30.6  29.590 N   51.474 E   33 N  5.2  1.3  146  SOUTHERN IRAN. MW 5.2 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 5.0 (GS). Mo    
                                                                7.1*10**16 Nm (HRV). Several people injured, about 650 houses 
                                                                destroyed and at least 1,350 houses damaged in the Kazerun-
                                                                Nurabad area.

JAN 20  08 43 06.0  10.491 S  160.770 E   33 N  7.3  0.8  457  SOLOMON ISLANDS. MW 7.3 (HRV), 7.2 (GS). mb 6.7 (GS). MS 7.8    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 9.3*10**19 Nm (HRV), 7.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.9*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt at Honiara. 
                                                                Local tsunami observed on San Cristobal.

JAN 21  02 46 47.7  13.626 N   90.774 W   24 G  6.5  1.0  316  NEAR THE COAST OF GUATEMALA. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.3 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.3 (GS). ME 5.9 (GS). MD 5.7 (SNET), 5.6 (UNM). Mo 
                                                                5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.7*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                One person died of a heart attack at Escuintla. Felt strongly 
                                                                and utilities disrupted at Coban, Coatepeque, Guatemala City, 
                                                                Quetzaltenango, San Marcos and Solola. Felt throughout 
                                                                Guatemala. Felt (VI) at San Salvador; felt at Antiguo Cuscatlan 
                                                                and Nueva San Salvador, El Salvador. Also felt in Honduras and 
                                                                in southern Mexico.

JAN 22  02 06 34.6  18.770 N  104.104 W   24 G  7.6  1.4  551  OFFSHORE COLIMA, MEXICO. MW 7.6 (GS), 7.5 (HRV). mb 6.5 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.6 (GS). ME 7.4 (GS). MD 7.6 (UNM). Mo 3.1*10**20 Nm (GS), 
                                                                2.0*10**20 Nm (HRV), 1.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 2.7*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                At least 29 people killed, 300 injured, about 10,000 homeless, 
                                                                2,005 houses destroyed and 6,615 damaged. Most of the deaths and 
                                                                damage occurred in the Villa de Alvarez-Colima area. Extensive 
                                                                damage (VIII) at Colima and Tecoman. Some deaths and damage 
                                                                occurred in Jalisco and Michoacan and a few buildings were 
                                                                damaged in Guanajuato and Morelos. Felt strongly (VI) in parts 
                                                                of Mexico City. Felt in central and southwestern Mexico from 
                                                                Nayarit and San Luis Potosi to Puebla and Tlaxcala. Also felt at 
                                                                Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso and by people in high-rise 
                                                                buildings at Houston, Texas. Landslides closed a segment of the 
                                                                Colima-Guadalajara Highway and the port at Manzanillo. Power and 
                                                                telephone outages occurred in Mexico City. The following maximum 
                                                                accelerations were recorded on strong-motion instruments: .002g 
                                                                at Acapulco, .008g at Cuernavaca and .045g at a site in the lake 
                                                                bed area of Mexico City. A local tsunami was generated with wave 
                                                                heights (peak-to-trough) of about 1.2 meters at Manzanillo, 70 
                                                                cm at Zihuatanejo and 25 cm at Lazaro Cardenas. A seiche was 
                                                                observed on Lake Pontchartrain and sediment was stirred up in 
                                                                wells in Louisiana. This shallow earthquake occurred in a 
                                                                seismically active zone near the coast of central Mexico. The 
                                                                earthquake occurred near the juncture of three tectonic plates: 
                                                                the North American Plate to the northeast, the Rivera Plate to 
                                                                the northwest, and the Cocos Plate to the south. Both the Rivera 
                                                                Plate and the Cocos Plate are being consumed beneath the North 
                                                                American Plate. The slower subducting Rivera Plate is moving 
                                                                northwest at about 2 cm per year relative to the North American 
                                                                Plate and the faster Cocos Plate is moving in a similar 
                                                                direction at a rate of about 4.5 cm per year. More information 
                                                                (in Spanish) about this earthquake may be obtained from UNAM, 
                                                                online at http://www.ssn.unam.mx/ and from CENAPRED at 
                                                                http://www.cenapred.unam.mx/.

JAN 23  00 08 22.8   8.807 S  118.524 E   33 N  5.5  1.4   79  SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA. MW 5.5 (HRV). mb 5.3 (GS). MS 5.1    
                                                                (GS). Mo 2.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least two people injured and 
                                                                500 buildings damaged (VI) in the Dompu area.

JAN 27  05 26 23.0  39.500 N   39.878 E   10 G  6.1  1.1  384  EASTERN TURKEY. MW 6.1 (HRV), 6.0 (GS). mb 5.6 (GS). MS 6.0 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV), 1.1*10**18 Nm (GS). One person killed, 
                                                                several injured and several buildings damaged in the Erzincan-
                                                                Pulumur area.

JAN 27  17 56 25.8  46.048 S   35.057 E   10 G  6.5  1.1  120  PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb 5.6    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). Mo 5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV), 4.7*10**18 Nm (GS).

FEB 19  03 32 36.3  53.645 N  164.643 W   19 G  6.6  1.1  542  UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 5.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 7.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 8.3*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt (IV) at Dutch Harbor and False Pass. Also felt at Akutan 
                                                                and Unalaska.


FEB 24  02 03 41.4  39.610 N   77.230 E   11 G  6.3  0.9  424  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. MW 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 5.8 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.3 (GS). ME 5.7 (GS). Mo 3.7*10**18 Nm (HRV), 2.8*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 8.5*10**12 Nm (GS). At least 261 people killed and 
                                                                4,000 injured; 71,000 buildings collapsed and 40,119 damaged; 
                                                                utilities disrupted; about 38,259 livestock killed in Bachu 
                                                                County. Felt as far as Urumqi. Also felt at Almaty, Kazakhstan.

FEB 25  03 52 41.0  39.483 N   77.393 E   10 G  5.4  0.9  173  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. MW 5.4 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS). MS 5.3 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 1.2*10**17 Nm (HRV). Five people killed and additional damage 
                                                                in Bachu County.

MAR 11  07 27 32.6   4.694 S  153.238 E   40    6.8  1.0  431  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.6 (GS). mb    
                                                                6.0 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 9.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Es 8.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Items knocked from 
                                                                shelves (VII), rockfalls occurred and utilities disrupted on the 
                                                                Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain.

MAR 17  16 36 17.3  51.272 N  177.978 E   33 N  7.1  1.3  607  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.0 (HRV),    
                                                                7.1 (OBN). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). ML 6.3 (PMR). 
                                                                Mo 4.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 4.2*10**19 Nm (HRV), 5.5*10**19 Nm (OBN), 
                                                                4.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (III) on Shemya.

MAR 25  02 53 25.0   8.294 S  120.743 E   33 N  6.5  1.3  247  FLORES REGION, INDONESIA. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.3 (GS). mb 6.2 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.1 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 6.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Four people killed by rockslides, 
                                                                at least 20 injured and several buildings and a pier damaged in 
                                                                the Reo area. Felt (VI) at Ruteng and (IV) at Ende and Maumere. 
                                                                Also felt (IV) at Waingapu, Sumba and (III) at Makasar, 
                                                                Sulawesi. Felt at Kupang, Timor.

MAR 29  11 46 48.9  35.976 N   70.585 E  114 D  5.9  0.9  427  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. MW 5.9 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). mb 5.9    
                                                                (GS). ME 5.3 (GS). Mo 9.0*10**17 Nm (GS), 6.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                Es 1.9*10**12 Nm (GS). One person killed and two injured at 
                                                                Bajaur, Pakistan. Felt at Chitral, Islamabad, Peshawar and 
                                                                Rawalpindi. Felt at Kabul and in other parts of Afghanistan. 
                                                                Also felt at Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Felt (III) at Andijon, 
                                                                Samarqand and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Also felt (III) at Gowurdak, 
                                                                Turkmenistan.

APR 10  00 40 15.1  38.221 N   26.958 E   10 G  5.8  1.1  471  NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY. MW 5.8 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). mb 5.3    
                                                                (GS). MS 5.6 (GS). ML 5.4 (NIC), 5.3 (ATH), 5.0 (THE). Mo 
                                                                4.8*10**17 Nm (GS), 4.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 90 people 
                                                                injured and some buildings damaged at Izmir. Several houses 
                                                                collapsed and some buildings damaged at Seferihisar. Felt 
                                                                strongly in the Izmir-Seferihisar-Urla area.

APR 11  09 26 58.2& 44.792 N    8.892 E    4    5.0       356  NORTHERN ITALY. <GEN>. mb 5.0 (GS). ML 5.2 (GRF), 5.1 (GEN), 5.1    
                                                                (ZAMG), 4.9 (STR), 4.9 (FBB), 4.7 (FUR), 4.7 (ROM). MD 4.9 
                                                                (PDG). Two people injured in the Turin area. Felt throughout the 
                                                                Genoa-Milan-Turin area. Also felt at Nice, France.

APR 17  14 50 48.5  54.624 S    1.432 E   10 G  6.5  1.3   78  BOUVET ISLAND REGION. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 5.5 (GS). MS 6.0    
                                                                (GS). Mo 7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV), 5.4*10**18 Nm (GS).

MAY 01  00 27 04.7  39.007 N   40.464 E   10 G  6.4  1.1  504  EASTERN TURKEY. MW 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.9 (GS). Mo 4.1*10**18 Nm (GS), 3.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 
                                                                5.2*10**14 Nm (GS). At least 177 people killed in the Bingol 
                                                                area, including 85 which were at Celtiksuyu Boarding School. At 
                                                                least 521 people injured, 718 buildings destroyed, 2,593 damaged 
                                                                and 1,662 livestock killed in the Bingol area. The damage area 
                                                                includes villages within about a 30 km radius around the city, 
                                                                from Sancak to Gokdere and Gozeler. Felt strongly in much of 
                                                                eastern Turkey. Landslides and surface faulting were observed in 
                                                                the Buyukyurt fault zone north of Bingol and maximum horizontal 
                                                                ground acceleration of 0.55g was recorded at Bingol.

MAY 04  13 15 18.6  30.531 S  178.232 W   62 D  6.7  1.0  518  KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.0    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 8.7*10**13 Nm (GS).

MAY 04  15 44 35.5  39.430 N   77.219 E   10 G  5.8  1.0  216  SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA. MW 5.8 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS). MS 5.6 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 5.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person died from a heart attack. 
                                                                Three people injured, 1,600 houses destroyed, several thousand 
                                                                buildings damaged and 1,000 livestock killed in Yopurga County.

MAY 11  15 57 06.5  35.794 N  139.904 E   67    5.3  0.8  246  NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 5.3 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 1.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). Three people injured in the Tokyo area. 
                                                                Felt in Chiba, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama and Tokyo Prefectures. 
                                                                Recorded (4 JMA) in Ibaraki, Saitama and Tokyo; (3 JMA) in 
                                                                Chiba, Gumma, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Tochigi Prefectures.

MAY 14  06 03 35.8  18.266 N   58.633 W   42 D  6.7  0.7  722  NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 6.5    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 1.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                7.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 7.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at 
                                                                Mayaguez and in northeastern Puerto Rico. Also felt on Antigua, 
                                                                Martinique, St. Kitts and St. Vincent.

MAY 21  18 44 20.1  36.964 N    3.634 E   12 G  6.8  1.1  534  NORTHERN ALGERIA. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.7 (GS). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 6.9    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). ML 6.2 (LDG). mbLg 5.6 (MDD). Mo 2.0*10**19 
                                                                Nm (HRV), 1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 3.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.4*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). At least 2,266 people killed, 10,261 injured, about 
                                                                180,000 homeless and more than 43,500 buildings damaged or 
                                                                destroyed (X) in the Algiers-Boumerdes-Dellys-Thenia area. 
                                                                Underwater telecommunication cables were cut and landslides, 
                                                                sandblows, liquefaction and ground cracks were observed. Maximum 
                                                                ground acceleration of 0.58g was recorded at Keddara. Damage 
                                                                estimated at between 600 million and 5 billion U.S. dollars. 
                                                                Felt from Mostaganem to Guelma and as far south as Biskra. Felt 
                                                                (III) on Mallorca and (II) on Ibiza and Menorca, Spain. Also 
                                                                felt (II) at Albacete, Alcantarilla, Alicante, Barcelona, 
                                                                Cartagena, Castellon de la Plana, Elda, Molina de Segura, 
                                                                Murcia, Sagunto and Villafranca del Panades, Spain. Felt in 
                                                                Monaco and southern France and on Sardinia, Italy. About 40 to 
                                                                80 cm of uplift of the sea floor was measured along the coast of 
                                                                Algeria between Reghaia and Zemmouri el Bahri. A tsunami with a 
                                                                maximum estimated wave height of 2 m caused damage to boats in 
                                                                the Balearic Islands, Spain, especially in Puerto de Mahon, 
                                                                where 10 boats sank. It was recorded on tide gauges with the 
                                                                following maximum wave heights (peak-to-trough): 1.2 m at Palma 
                                                                de Mallorca, Spain; 10 cm at Nice, France; 8 cm at Genoa, Italy. 
                                                                The tsunami was also observed on the coast of Alicante, 
                                                                Castellon and Murcia, Spain.

MAY 26  09 24 33.4  38.849 N  141.568 E   68 G  7.0  1.0  690  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). mb    
                                                                6.7 (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 4.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 3.9*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 4.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.7*10**15 Nm (GS). Seventy 
                                                                people injured in Iwate, 58 in Miyagi, 10 in Yamagata, 4 in 
                                                                Akita and 1 in Aomori Prefectures. At least 720 buildings and 
                                                                some roads damaged in Tohoku District. At least five fires and 
                                                                63 landslides occurred and some power and water lines broke in 
                                                                Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. Several concrete pillars were 
                                                                damaged along the Tohoku Shinkansen railway line. Felt 
                                                                throughout northern Japan and as far south as Numazu. Possible 
                                                                liquefaction with ground subsidence of at least 10 cm occurred 
                                                                at Ofunato. Recorded (6L JMA) in Iwate and Miyagi; (5L JMA) in 
                                                                Aomori, Fukushima and Yamagata; (4 JMA) in Akita, Chiba, 
                                                                Ibaraki, Saitama and Tochigi; (3 JMA) in Gumma, Kanagawa, 
                                                                Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Tokyo and Yamagata Prefectures. Also 
                                                                recorded (4 JMA) in south-central Hokkaido and (3 JMA) 
                                                                throughout southern and central Hokkaido.

MAY 26  19 23 27.9   2.354 N  128.855 E   31 G  7.0  1.1  473  HALMAHERA, INDONESIA. MW 7.0 (HRV), 6.8 (GS). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 7.1    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 3.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.5*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                4.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 7.4*10**14 Nm (GS). One person killed 
                                                                and 7 injured on Morotai. At least 28 houses destroyed and 20 
                                                                damaged at Berebere and power lines broken at Daruba, Morotai. 
                                                                Felt (III) on Ternate and (II) at Manado, Sulawesi.

MAY 26  23 13 29.7   6.761 N  123.707 E  566 D  6.9  1.0  544  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES. MW 6.9 (HRV), 6.8 (GS). mb 6.2    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 2.3*10**19 Nm (HRV), 2.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Es 3.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (II PIVS) at General Santos. Also 
                                                                felt (II PIVS) at Palo, Leyte and at Iloilo, Panay.

MAY 27  17 11 28.8  36.939 N    3.578 E    8 G  5.8  1.1  468  NORTHERN ALGERIA. MW 5.8 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). mb 5.5 (GS). MS 5.5    
                                                                (GS). ME 5.4 (GS). Mo 5.4*10**17 Nm (GS), 3.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                Es 2.8*10**12 Nm (GS). At least 9 people killed, 200 injured and 
                                                                several buildings previously weakened by the earthquake of May 
                                                                21 were destroyed in the Algiers-Boumerdes-Reghaia area. Felt 
                                                                (II) in the Balearic Islands and Valencia, Spain. A 15 cm 
                                                                tsunami was observed at Mahon and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

JUN 07  00 32 45.5   5.095 S  152.502 E   33 N  6.6  1.1  419  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb    
                                                                6.0 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). Mo 8.4*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                7.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 7.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 3.8*10**13 Nm (GS).

JUN 15  19 24 33.1  51.552 N  176.923 E   20 G  6.5  1.0  615  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb    
                                                                6.0 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). Mo 7.0*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                5.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 7.7*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 3.5*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt (III) on Shemya.

JUN 16  22 08 02.1  55.492 N  159.999 E  175 D  6.9  0.8  733  KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA. MW 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). mb 6.3 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.6 (GS). Mo 2.9*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.4*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (V) at 
                                                                Krutoberegovo and Ust'-Kamchatsk; (IV) at Petropavlovsk-
                                                                Kamchatskiy; (III) at Klyuchi; (II) at Yelizovo.

JUN 20  06 19 38.9   7.606 S   71.722 W  558 D  7.1  0.9  672  AMAZONAS, BRAZIL. MW 7.1 (HRV), 7.0 (GS). mb 6.4 (GS). ME 6.5    
                                                                (GS). Mo 4.4*10**19 Nm (HRV), 4.0*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.9*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Pucallpa; (III) at 
                                                                Aguaytia, Contamana, Huanuco, Moyobamba and Tarapoto; (II) at 
                                                                Cajamarca, Chimbote, Huancayo, Huaraz and Lima, Peru. Also felt 
                                                                in Ecuador and in northern and central Chile.

JUN 20  13 30 41.6  30.608 S   71.637 W   33 N  6.8  0.9  398  NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.7 (GS). mb 6.4    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). Mo 1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 2.6*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                One person injured in San Juan, Argentina. Some buildings and 
                                                                transformers damaged (VI) and utilities disrupted at Ovalle, 
                                                                Chile. Felt (V) at Coquimbo, Illapel, La Serena, Salamanca and 
                                                                San Felipe; (IV) at Copiapo, San Antonio, Santiago, Vallenar, 
                                                                Valparaiso and Vina del Mar; (III) at Huasco; (II) at Curico, 
                                                                Linares, Rancagua, San Fernando and Talca. Felt throughout 
                                                                western Argentina and by people in high-rise buildings at Buenos 
                                                                Aires.

JUN 23  12 12 34.4  51.439 N  176.783 E   20 G  6.9  1.0  685  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA. MW 6.9 (HRV), 6.8 (GS). mb    
                                                                6.3 (GS). MS 7.0 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 2.6*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                2.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.5*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt (IV) on Shemya.

JUN 24  13 01 32.8  32.927 N   49.475 E   33 N  4.6  1.4  109  WESTERN IRAN. mb 4.6 (GS). One person killed in the Aligudarz    
                                                                area and a landslide killed 85 livestock.

JUL 10  17 06 37.6  28.355 N   54.169 E   10 G  5.8  0.9  475  SOUTHERN IRAN. MW 5.8 (HRV), 5.6 (GS). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                ME 5.4 (GS). Mo 4.8*10**17 Nm (HRV), 2.5*10**17 Nm (GS). Es 
                                                                2.5*10**12 Nm (GS). One person killed, at least 25 people 
                                                                injured and at least 3,500 homes destroyed in the Gajjiabad area.

JUL 12  05 54 57.0* 28.025 N   53.974 E   10 G  4.2  1.3   27  SOUTHERN IRAN. mb 4.2 (GS). Several people injured at Darreh Shor.   

JUL 15  18 46 38.1   3.828 S  152.174 E   33 N  6.5  1.1  156  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb    
                                                                5.9 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). Mo 6.2*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                6.1*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.1*10**15 Nm (GS).

JUL 15  20 27 50.5   2.598 S   68.382 E   10 G  7.6  1.0  522  CARLSBERG RIDGE. MW 7.6 (HRV). mb 6.1 (GS). MS 7.6 (GS). ME 7.6    
                                                                (GS). Mo 2.5*10**20 Nm (HRV), 2.7*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 5.6*10**15 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt strongly in Maldives.

JUL 21  15 16 31.9  25.975 N  101.290 E   10 G  6.0  1.1  316  YUNNAN, CHINA. MW 6.0 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). mb 5.4 (GS). MS 6.0 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 8.6*10**17 Nm (HRV), 1.0*10**18 Nm (GS). At least 16 people 
                                                                killed, 584 injured, 264,878 buildings destroyed, 1,186,000 
                                                                houses damaged and 1,508 livestock killed in Yunnan. A power 
                                                                station was damaged and landslides blocked roads in the 
                                                                province. Damage estimated at 75 million U.S. dollars.

JUL 25  15 13 07.7  38.432 N  141.003 E   10 G  5.5  1.0  312  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 5.5 (HRV), 5.3 (GS). mb    
                                                                5.6 (GS). MS 4.9 (GS). Mo 1.7*10**17 Nm (HRV), 1.1*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (GS). At least 569 people injured, 1,025 buildings damaged or 
                                                                destroyed, some roads damaged and power outages and landslides 
                                                                occurred in Miyagi Prefecture. A train derailed on the JR 
                                                                Ishinomaki Line. Recorded (6L JMA) in Miyagi; (4 JMA) in Iwate; 
                                                                (3 JMA) in Akita, Aomori, Fukushima and Yamagata; (2 JMA) in 
                                                                Ibaraki, Niigata and Tochigi; (1 JMA) in Chiba, Kanagawa and 
                                                                Saitama Prefectures. Also recorded (1 JMA) on Sadoga-shima.

JUL 25  22 13 29.9  38.415 N  140.996 E    6 G  6.1  0.8  554  EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 6.1 (HRV), 5.9 (GS). mb 6.0 (GS). MS    
                                                                5.8 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 9.2*10**17 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (HRV). Es 6.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Casualties and damage are included 
                                                                with the event at 15:13 UTC.

JUL 26  01 00 57.6  38.111 N   28.887 E   10 G  4.5  1.0  245  WESTERN TURKEY. mb 4.5 (GS). ML 5.0 (ISK), 4.5 (ATH). Several    
                                                                people injured and at least 48 houses damaged at Buldan.

JUL 26  07 56 43.4  38.484 N  141.002 E   10 G  5.3  0.8  277  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 5.3 (HRV). mb 5.4 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 9.0*10**16 Nm (HRV). Casualties and damage are included with 
                                                                the event of July 25 at 15:13 UTC. Recorded (6L JMA) in Miyagi; 
                                                                (5L JMA) in Iwate; (3 JMA) in Ibaraki, Fukushima and Yamagata; 
                                                                (2 JMA) in Akita, Aomori, Niigata and Tochigi; (1 JMA) in Nagano 
                                                                and Saitama Prefectures.

JUL 26  08 36 49.1  38.019 N   28.927 E   10 G  5.4  1.0  463  WESTERN TURKEY. MW 5.4 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS). MS 5.2 (GS). ML 5.6    
                                                                (ISK), 4.8 (NIC). MD 4.8 (ATH). Mo 1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 
                                                                10 people injured, one house destroyed and dozens of buildings 
                                                                damaged at Buldan. Felt as far away as Izmir.

JUL 26  23 18 17.9  22.854 N   92.306 E   10 G  5.7  0.8  379  INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER REGION. MW 5.7 (HRV), 5.6 (GS). mb 5.5    
                                                                (GS). MS 5.5 (GS). Mo 3.5*10**17 Nm (HRV), 3.2*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Two people killed at Rangamati, Bangladesh. At least 25 people 
                                                                injured, 500 buildings damaged or destroyed and power outages, 
                                                                landslides and subsidence occurred in the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar-
                                                                Rangamati area. Felt at Dhaka.

JUL 27  02 04 11.5  21.080 S  176.585 W  213 D  6.6  0.8  498  FIJI REGION. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 5.9 (GS). ME 6.6 (GS). Mo    
                                                                9.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 9.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 1.6*10**14 Nm (GS).

JUL 27  06 25 31.9  47.151 N  139.248 E  470 D  6.8  0.8  735  PRIMOR'YE, RUSSIA. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.3 (GS). ME 6.4    
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV). Es 8.2*10**13 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt in Aomori and Iwate Prefectures, Honshu. Recorded 
                                                                (3 JMA) in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi; (2 JMA) in Akita, Fukushima 
                                                                and Yamagata; (1 JMA) in Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Nagano, 
                                                                Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi and Tokyo Prefectures, 
                                                                Honshu. Recorded (2 JMA) in northern and southern Hokkaido and 
                                                                (1 JMA) throughout Hokkaido. Also recorded (1 JMA) on Miyake-
                                                                jima and Mikura-jima.

JUL 27  07 32 52.4* 22.743 N   92.168 E   10 G  4.3  0.7   11  INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER REGION. mb 4.3 (GS). Casualties and    
                                                                damage are included with the event of July 26 at 23:18 UTC. Felt 
                                                                in the Chittagong-Rangamati area, Bangladesh.

JUL 27  12 07 29.4  22.825 N   92.343 E   10 G  5.5  0.8  142  INDIA-BANGLADESH BORDER REGION. MW 5.5 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). Mo    
                                                                1.7*10**17 Nm (HRV). Casualties and damage are included with the 
                                                                event of July 26 at 23:18 UTC. Felt in the Chittagong-Rangamati 
                                                                area, Bangladesh. Also felt in Tripura, India.

AUG 04  04 37 20.1  60.532 S   43.411 W   10 G  7.6  1.1  315  SCOTIA SEA. MW 7.6 (HRV), 7.1 (GS). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 7.5 (GS). ME    
                                                                7.2 (GS). Mo 5.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.7*10**20 Nm (HRV), 1.9*10**20 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 1.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Minor damage at Orcadas Base on 
                                                                Laurie Island.

AUG 14  05 14 54.7  39.160 N   20.605 E   10 G  6.3  1.1  572  GREECE. MW 6.3 (HRV), 6.2 (GS). mb 5.6 (GS). MS 6.2 (GS). ME 6.8    
                                                                (GS). ML 6.0 (PDG), 5.9 (ATH). Mo 3.0*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                2.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 4.0*10**14 Nm (GS). At least 50 people 
                                                                injured, some buildings and infrastructure damaged and 
                                                                landslides occurred on Lefkada. Damage to buildings in the 
                                                                Preveza area. Felt in much of southern and western Greece. Felt 
                                                                (IV) at Bitola and (III) at Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of 
                                                                Macedonia. Also felt in parts of southern Italy.

AUG 16  10 58 42.7  43.770 N  119.643 E   24 D  5.4  0.9  449  EASTERN NEI MONGOL, CHINA. MW 5.4 (GS), 5.4 (HRV). mb 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 5.1 (GS). Mo 1.5*10**17 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). At 
                                                                least 4 people killed, more than 1,000 injured, 7,900 houses 
                                                                destroyed and 83,000 damaged in the Lindong-Tianshan area. Felt 
                                                                as far as Beijing.

AUG 21  12 12 49.7  45.104 S  167.144 E   28 G  7.2  1.1  428  SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND. MW 7.2 (HRV), 7.1 (GS). mb 6.6 (GS).    
                                                                MS 7.5 (GS). ME 6.9 (GS). ML 7.1 (WEL). Mo 7.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 7.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 5.4*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Minor damage in Otago and Southland. Chimneys fell and walls 
                                                                cracked at Dunedin, Invercargill and Te Anau. More than 200 
                                                                landslides were observed and minor damage occurred to park 
                                                                infrastructure in Fiordland National Park. A small tsunami with 
                                                                a maximum wave height (peak-to-trough) of 30 cm was recorded at 
                                                                Jackson Bay in Westland. A seiche of 15 cm was observed at Port 
                                                                Kembla, Australia. Felt strongly on much of the South Island. 
                                                                Felt as far north as Wellington on the North Island. Also felt 
                                                                at Sydney, New South Wales and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

SEP 14  21 42 51.8  44.329 N   11.450 E   10 G  5.3  1.1  288  NORTHERN ITALY. MW 5.3 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS). MS 5.2 (GS). ML 5.6    
                                                                (ZAMG), 5.5 (FUR), 5.3 (LDG), 5.2 (FBB), 5.1 (STR), 5.0 (ROM), 
                                                                5.0 (GEN). MD 5.2 (PDG). Mo 1.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). Some people 
                                                                slightly injured and at least 10 buildings damaged (VII) in the 
                                                                Loiano-Monghidoro-Monzuno area. Felt (V) at Bologna, Forli, 
                                                                Modena and Ravenna; (IV) at Firenze, Milano, Pisa and Venezia. 
                                                                Felt in much of central and northern Italy. Felt (III) at 
                                                                Villach, Austria. Felt at Jesenice and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

SEP 20  03 54 50.7  34.998 N  140.172 E   52 D  5.7  1.0  375  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 5.7 (HRV), 5.6 (GS). mb    
                                                                5.4 (GS). Mo 3.4*10**17 Nm (HRV), 3.3*10**17 Nm (GS). At least 7 
                                                                people injured and some buildings damaged at Tokyo. Recorded (4 
                                                                JMA) in Chiba, Gumma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi and 
                                                                Tokyo; (3 JMA) in Fukushima, Nagano, Niigata and Yamanashi; (2 
                                                                JMA) in Miyagi and Shizuoka; (1 JMA) in Aichi, Aomori, Iwate and 
                                                                Yamagata Prefectures. Also recorded (2 JMA) on Kozu-shima, 
                                                                Mikura-jima, Miyaki-jima, Nii-jima and O-shima; (1 JMA) on Aoga-
                                                                shima and Hachijo-jima.

SEP 21  18 16 13.4  19.917 N   95.672 E   10 G  6.6  0.9  518  MYANMAR. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.1 (GS). MS 6.9 (GS). ME 6.7    
                                                                (GS). Mo 8.5*10**18 Nm (HRV), 7.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 6.8*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 2.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Three temples, a bridge and other 
                                                                structures damaged at Taungdwingyi. Felt in much of central 
                                                                Myanmar. Minor cracks in buildings at Bangkok; felt in Chiang 
                                                                Mai and Mae Hong Son, Thailand.

SEP 22  04 45 36.2  19.777 N   70.673 W   10 G  6.4  1.1  494  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION. MW 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). mb 6.2 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.6 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). ML 6.6 (SSNC). Mo 5.3*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 2.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 1.0*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                One person killed at Puerto Plata, two people died of heart 
                                                                attacks at San Francisco de Macoris and 15 people injured in the 
                                                                Puerto Plata-Santiago area. Many buildings destroyed or damaged 
                                                                at Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macoris and Santiago. 
                                                                Landslides occurred along several highways in the epicentral 
                                                                area. Maximum intensity X. Felt (VI) at Santo Domingo. Felt 
                                                                throughout the Dominican Republic. Felt (V) in western Puerto 
                                                                Rico. Also felt at Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

SEP 25  19 50 06.3  41.815 N  143.910 E   27 G  8.3  0.9  669  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION. MW 8.3 (HRV), 8.1 (GS), 8.1 (OBN). mb 6.9    
                                                                (GS). MS 8.1 (GS). ME 8.0 (GS). Mo 3.1*10**21 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.6*10**21 Nm (GS), 1.7*10**21 Nm (OBN), 1.5*10**21 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                2.2*10**16 Nm (GS). At least 755 people injured, extensive 
                                                                damage, landslides and power outages occurred and many roads 
                                                                damaged in southeastern Hokkaido. Damage estimated at 90 million 
                                                                U.S. dollars. A tsunami was generated with a maximum wave height 
                                                                of 4 meters along the southeastern coast of Hokkaido. Felt 
                                                                strongly in much of Hokkaido. Also felt in northern and much of 
                                                                central Honshu as far south as Tokyo. Felt (V) at Yuzhno-
                                                                Kuril'sk, Kunashir and at Kuril'sk, Iturup; (II) at Yuzhno-
                                                                Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin. Recorded (6L JMA) in southern Hokkaido, 
                                                                (5L JMA) in central Hokkaido and (4 JMA) in parts of northern 
                                                                and southwestern Hokkaido. Also recorded (4 JMA) in northern 
                                                                Honshu and (2 JMA) as far south as Shizuoka Prefecture, Honshu. 
                                                                Recorded (1 JMA) on Hachijo-jima, Miyaki-jima and Sadoga-shima.

SEP 25  21 08 00.0  41.774 N  143.593 E   33 N  7.4  1.0  514  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION. MW 7.4 (HRV). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 7.4 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 1.3*10**20 Nm (HRV). Felt in much of Hokkaido and as far 
                                                                south as Tokyo. Recorded (6L JMA) in the Urakawa area; (5L JMA) 
                                                                in the Tomakomai area; (4 JMA) in south-central and southwestern 
                                                                Hokkaido; (3 JMA) in central and eastern Hokkaido; (1 JMA) in 
                                                                northern Hokkaido and on Rishiri-to. Also recorded (5L JMA) in 
                                                                Aomori Prefecture, (4 JMA) in parts of northern Honshu and (1 
                                                                JMA) as far south as Shizuoka Prefecture, Honshu.

SEP 27  11 33 25.0  50.038 N   87.813 E   16 D  7.3  1.0  667  SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA. MW 7.3 (GS), 7.3 (HRV), 6.9 (OBN).    
                                                                mb 6.5 (GS). MS 7.5 (GS). ME 7.6 (GS). Mo 9.4*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.0*10**20 Nm (GS), 2.2*10**19 Nm (OBN), 1.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                5.1*10**15 Nm (GS). Unconfirmed reports that 3 people died from 
                                                                heart attacks, more than 5 injured, 1,800 homeless, 300 houses 
                                                                destroyed (X), 1,942 buildings damaged and landslides occurred 
                                                                in the Kosh-Agach and Ust-Ulagan area. Significant damage also 
                                                                reported at Ongudai and Shebalino. Damage estimated at 10.6 
                                                                million U.S. dollars. Ground subsidence occurred in the 
                                                                Chaganuzun area which created a flood of the Chuya River. Felt 
                                                                (VII) at Aktash; (VI) at Prokop'yevsk and Tashtagol; (IV) at 
                                                                Abakan and Novosibirsk; (III) Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk and Zaysan. 
                                                                Felt throughout southern Siberia. Also felt (IV) at 
                                                                Semipalatinsk and Ust'-Kamenogorsk; (III) at Almaty, Astana and 
                                                                Taldyqorghan, Kazakhstan.

SEP 29  02 36 53.1  42.450 N  144.380 E   25 G  6.5  0.8  586  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb 6.1 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.3 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.9*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 7.6*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt at Misawa, Honshu. Felt (III) 
                                                                at Yuzhno-Kuril'sk, Kunashir. Recorded (4 JMA) in the Kushiro 
                                                                area; (3 JMA) in eastern and south-central Hokkaido; (2 JMA) in 
                                                                central and southwestern Hokkaido. Also recorded (2 JMA) in 
                                                                Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi; (1 JMA) in Akita and Fukushima 
                                                                Prefectures, Honshu.

OCT 01  01 03 25.2  50.211 N   87.721 E   10 G  6.7  0.9  643  SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 6.3 (OBN).    
                                                                mb 6.3 (GS). MS 7.1 (GS). ME 7.4 (GS). Mo 1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 3.5*10**18 Nm (OBN), 1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                Es 2.7*10**15 Nm (GS). Additional damage and landslides occurred 
                                                                in the Kosh-Agach area previously affected by the earthquake on 
                                                                September 27 at 11:33 UTC. Some minor damage to buildings at 
                                                                Barnaul and Gorno-Altaysk. Felt (VI) at Aktash; (IV) at Mugur-
                                                                Aksy; (III) at Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, 
                                                                Nizhnevartovsk; (II) at Kyzyl. Felt at Belokurikha, Novokuznetsk 
                                                                and Sayanogorsk. Also felt at Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.

OCT 08  09 06 55.3  42.648 N  144.570 E   32 G  6.7  0.9  556  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION. MW 6.7 (HRV), 6.6 (GS). mb 6.0 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.6 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 9.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt at 
                                                                Amagasaki, Kakogawa, Misawa and Nemuro. Felt (III) at Yuzhno-
                                                                Kuril'sk, Kunashir and at Kuril'sk, Iturup. Recorded (4 JMA) in 
                                                                eastern Hokkaido, (3 JMA) in south-central Hokkaido, (2 JMA) in 
                                                                central Hokkaido and (1 JMA) in the Shibetsu area and in 
                                                                southwestern Hokkaido. Also recorded (2 JMA) in Aomori and 
                                                                Miyagi; (1 JMA) in Akita and Iwate Prefectures, Honshu.

OCT 16  12 28 09.0  25.954 N  101.254 E   33 N  5.6  0.9  147  YUNNAN, CHINA. MW 5.6 (HRV), 5.5 (GS). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 5.6 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 2.9*10**17 Nm (HRV), 2.1*10**17 Nm (GS). At least three 
                                                                people killed, 32 injured and 12,000 buildings damaged or 
                                                                destroyed in the Dayao area. Also felt in Yaoan, Yongren and 
                                                                Yuanmou.

OCT 25  12 41 35.2  38.400 N  100.951 E   10 G  5.8  0.9  493  GANSU-QINGHAI BORDER REGION, CHINA. MW 5.8 (GS), 5.8 (HRV). mb    
                                                                5.8 (GS). MS 5.7 (GS). ME 5.7 (GS). Mo 5.6*10**17 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                5.2*10**17 Nm (GS). Es 8.3*10**12 Nm (GS). At least nine people 
                                                                killed, more than 43 injured and thousands homeless; 10,000 
                                                                houses destroyed and 45,000 damaged; 2 reservoirs damaged; 
                                                                16,000 livestock killed in Minle and Shandan Counties. Damage 
                                                                estimated at 40 million U.S. dollars.

OCT 25  12 47 58.8  38.383 N  100.975 E   10 G  5.8  0.8  423  GANSU-QINGHAI BORDER REGION, CHINA. MW 5.8 (HRV), 5.7 (GS). mb    
                                                                5.7 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS). Mo 6.1*10**17 Nm (HRV), 4.0*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Casualties and damage are included with the event at 12:41 
                                                                UTC.

OCT 31  01 06 28.2  37.812 N  142.619 E   10 G  7.0  0.8  568  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). mb    
                                                                6.1 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). Mo 3.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                3.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 2.4*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt strongly in Miyagi Prefecture. Felt in much of Tohoku 
                                                                District. A small tsunami with a maximum wave height of 32 cm 
                                                                was recorded along the Tohoku coast. Recorded (4 JMA) in Miyagi; 
                                                                (3 JMA) from Aomori to Shizuoka; (1 JMA) as far south as Aichi 
                                                                Prefecture. Also recorded (2 JMA) in the Esashi area and (1 JMA) 
                                                                in eastern and south-central Hokkaido.

NOV 06  10 38 04.2  19.262 S  168.892 E  114 D  6.6  1.0  475  VANUATU. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). Mo    
                                                                8.6*10**18 Nm (HRV), 1.0*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                3.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt at Port-Vila.

NOV 09  19 52 36.8   0.674 S   19.689 W   10 G  6.6  1.2  276  CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.3 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.0 (GS). Mo 9.3*10**18 Nm (HRV), 3.6*10**18 Nm (GS).

NOV 13  02 35 10.3  34.712 N  103.834 E   10 G  5.1  0.9  245  GANSU, CHINA. MW 5.1 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS). MS 5.1 (GS). Mo    
                                                                5.5*10**16 Nm (HRV). At least one person killed and 30 injured; 
                                                                10 buildings destroyed and many damaged; some roads damaged in 
                                                                the Jone-Lintan-Minxian area.

NOV 14  18 49 46.5  27.372 N  103.971 E   33 N  5.6  1.3   97  SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA. MW 5.6 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 2.8*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 4 people killed, 65 injured, 
                                                                600 houses destroyed, 98,000 buildings damaged and power outages 
                                                                occurred in Ludian and Zhaotong Counties.

NOV 17  06 43 06.8  51.146 N  178.650 E   33 N  7.8  1.1  604  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA. MW 7.8 (HRV), 7.7 (GS),    
                                                                7.7 (OBN). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 7.2 (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 5.3*10**20 
                                                                Nm (HRV), 4.4*10**20 Nm (GS), 4.8*10**20 Nm (PPT), 4.1*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (OBN). Es 2.3*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) on Shemya. A local 
                                                                tsunami generated with recorded wave heights (peak-to-trough) of 
                                                                52 cm on Shemya and 20 cm on Adak.

NOV 18  17 14 22.6  12.025 N  125.416 E   35 G  6.5  0.9  487  SAMAR, PHILIPPINES. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.1 (GS). MS 6.5    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 7.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 6.9*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 6.2*10**13 Nm (GS). One person killed, 
                                                                21 injured, one school collapsed and many concrete structures 
                                                                damaged (VII PIVS) at Can-Avid. A landslide blocked a highway 
                                                                near Taft. Power outages occurred throughout Eastern Samar. Felt 
                                                                (VI PIVS) at Borongan; (V PIVS) at Calbayog and Catbalogan; (IV 
                                                                PIVS) at Catarman. Also felt (IV PIVS) at Palo, Leyte and (II 
                                                                PIVS) at Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu and at Legaspi, Luzon.

NOV 25  20 19 46.2   5.581 S  150.880 E   35 G  6.6  0.9  384  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb    
                                                                6.1 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                7.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 6.0*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt strongly at 
                                                                Bialla and Kimbe.

NOV 26  13 38 57.8  27.283 N  103.753 E   33 N  4.7  1.1   60  SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA. mb 4.7 (GS). Four people    
                                                                injured and thousands of buildings damaged or destroyed in 
                                                                Ludian.

DEC 01  01 38 31.9  42.905 N   80.515 E   10 G  6.0  1.0  502  KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REGION. MW 6.0 (HRV), 5.9 (GS). mb 6.0    
                                                                (GS). MS 5.9 (GS). ME 5.9 (GS). Mo 6.9*10**17 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). At least 11 people 
                                                                killed, 47 injured, 769 houses destroyed and many damaged in 
                                                                Zhaosu County, Xinjiang, China. Felt strongly in southeastern 
                                                                Kazakhstan. Also felt at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

DEC 05  21 26 09.4  55.538 N  165.780 E   10 G  6.7  0.9  565  KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 6.7    
                                                                (OBN). mb 6.1 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). Mo 1.4*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.2*10**19 Nm (OBN). Es 2.4*10**14 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Felt (II) at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka.

DEC 10  04 38 11.5  23.039 N  121.362 E   10 G  6.8  1.1  447  TAIWAN. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 6.7    
                                                                (GS). ML 6.6 (TAP). Mo 2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                2.5*10**19 Nm (OBN). Es 2.7*10**14 Nm (GS). One person injured; 
                                                                several roads and bridges damaged; some landslides occurred in 
                                                                T'ai-tung County. A gas line broke causing a fire at Kao-hsiung. 
                                                                Recorded (6 TAP) in T'ai-tung; (4 TAP) in Chia-i, Chang-hua, Hua-
                                                                lien, Kao-hsiung, Nan-t'ou, P'ing-tung, T'ai-nan and Yun-lin; (3 
                                                                TAP) in I-lan, Miao-li, Su-ao, T'ai-chung and T'ai-pei; (2 TAP) 
                                                                in Hsin-chu and T'ao-yuan Counties. Also recorded (1 JMA) on 
                                                                Hateruma-jima, Iriomote-jima, Ishigaki-jima, Tarama-shima and 
                                                                Yonaguni-jima, Ryukyu Islands.

DEC 11  16 28 17.3  31.953 N   49.209 E   33 N  5.0  0.9  168  WESTERN IRAN. mb 5.0 (GS). At least five people injured, two    
                                                                houses destroyed and 142 damaged at Masjed-e Soleyman.

DEC 21  07 40 45.8   0.769 S   20.601 W   10 G  6.6  1.0  324  CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 5.8 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 7.8*10**18 Nm (HRV), 6.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 8.9*10**13 Nm (GS).

DEC 22  19 15 56.0& 35.706 N  121.102 W    8    6.6       472  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. <NC>. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (BRK). mb    
                                                                6.1 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 8.5*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.2*10**18 Nm (GS), 5.9*10**18 Nm (BRK), 2.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                6.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Two people killed and about 40 buildings 
                                                                collapsed or severely damaged (VIII) at Paso Robles. At least 40 
                                                                people injured in the Paso Robles-Templeton area. Buildings 
                                                                damaged and small fires occurred at Atascadero, Cambria and 
                                                                Morro Bay. Road damage was sustained on State Routes 41 and 46 
                                                                between State Route 1 and U.S. 101. Damage also occurred to the 
                                                                Templeton Road Bridge and to a bridge near Oceano. The airport 
                                                                at Oceano was closed due to cracks in the runway. More than 
                                                                10,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Paso 
                                                                Robles area. Damage estimated at 300 million U.S. dollars. Felt 
                                                                (VIII) at Templeton; (VII) at Atascadero, Bradley, Cayucos, 
                                                                Grover Beach, Oceano, San Miguel and Shandon; (VI) at Arroyo 
                                                                Grande, Cambria, Creston, Guadalupe, Lockwood, Lompoc, Los Osos, 
                                                                Morro Bay, Nipomo, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Simeon, 
                                                                Santa Margarita and Santa Maria; (V) at Avenal, Buellton, King 
                                                                City, Santa Inez, Solvang and Taft. Felt in much of central and 
                                                                southern California from Sacramento and Santa Rosa to San Diego 
                                                                and as far east as Carson City, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada and 
                                                                at Bullhead City, Arizona. The maximum recorded acceleration was 
                                                                0.5g horizontal motion and 0.3g vertical motion at Templeton. 
                                                                Landslides blocked several mountain passes in the Santa Lucia 
                                                                Mountains. Liquefaction was observed in the Oceano area.

DEC 25  07 11 11.5   8.416 N   82.824 W   33 N  6.5  1.2  405  PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 6.0    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). Mo 6.7*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                6.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). Es 2.3*10**14 Nm (GS). At least two people 
                                                                killed, 75 injured and many buildings damaged or destroyed at 
                                                                Puerto Armuelles, Panama. Some people injured and damage to 
                                                                buildings and highways in Costa Rica along the Panama-Costa Rica 
                                                                border. Felt throughout Costa Rica and in Panama as far east as 
                                                                Panama City.

DEC 25  20 42 33.7  22.252 S  169.488 E   10 G  6.5  1.0  480  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb 6.3    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). ME 6.6 (GS). Mo 6.3*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.6*10**18 Nm (GS), 7.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 2.1*10**14 Nm (GS).

DEC 26  01 56 52.4  28.995 N   58.311 E   10 G  6.6  1.1  552  SOUTHEASTERN IRAN. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.8    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 9.3*10**18 Nm (HRV), 6.6*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                8.8*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 6.1*10**14 Nm (GS). About 31,000 people 
                                                                killed, 30,000 injured, 75,600 homeless and 85 percent of 
                                                                buildings damaged or destroyed in the Bam area. Maximum 
                                                                intensities IX at Bam and VIII at Baravat. Felt (V) at Kerman. 
                                                                Damage estimated at 32.7 million U.S. dollars. Surface ruptures 
                                                                associated with the Bam Fault were observed between Bam and 
                                                                Baravat. Maximum acceleration of 0.98g recorded at Bam. 
                                                                Landslides occurred in the epicentral area. Believed to be the 
                                                                largest earthquake in this area in more than 2000 years. A 
                                                                detailed report on this earthquake can be obtained from the 
                                                                International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology 
                                                                (IIEES), online at http:/
                                                                /www.iiees.ac.ir/English/Bam_report_english.html.

DEC 26  21 26 04.1  22.273 S  169.314 E   10 G  6.8  1.2  322  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 6.8 (HRV), 6.7 (GS). mb 6.1    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.3*10**14 Nm (GS).

DEC 27  16 00 59.4  22.015 S  169.766 E   10 G  7.3  1.3  235  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 7.3 (HRV), 7.2 (GS). mb 6.1    
                                                                (GS). MS 7.1 (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 9.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                7.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 6.4*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt on Mare and at Noumea, New Caledonia. Felt slightly on 
                                                                Tiga. A local tsunami with a wave height of 15 cm was recorded 
                                                                at Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

DEC 27  22 38 01.8  21.672 S  169.835 E   10 G  6.7  1.1  270  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 5.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 1.4*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Es 9.1*10**13 Nm (GS).


NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES

FEB 22  12 19 10.5& 34.310 N  116.848 W    1    5.2       161  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. <PAS-P>. MW 5.2 (HRV), 5.0 (BRK). mb 4.9    
                                                                (GS). MS 4.8 (GS). ML 5.4 (PAS). Mo 7.7*10**16 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                3.2*10**16 Nm (BRK). Slight damage (VI) at Big Bear City. Felt 
                                                                (V) at Lucerne Valley and (IV) at Apple Valley, Bloomington, 
                                                                Forest Falls, Hemet, Hesperia, Loma Linda, Mentone, Morongo 
                                                                Valley, Newberry Springs, Perris, Phelan, Redlands, Riverside, 
                                                                San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Victorville. Felt throughout 
                                                                southern California from Ridgecrest to San Diego and from Santa 
                                                                Barbara to Brawley. Also felt at Las Vegas, Nevada.

APR 29  08 59 39.0& 34.494 N   85.629 W   20    4.6       143  ALABAMA. <CERI>. MW 4.6 (SLM). mb 4.4 (GS). mbLg 4.9 (GS). Slight    
                                                                damage (VI) at Fort Payne, Gaylesville and Valley Head. Felt (V) 
                                                                at Bryant, Cedar Bluff, Collinsville, Flat Rock, Fyffe, 
                                                                Geraldine, Henagar, Higdon, Ider, Leesburg, Mentone, Rainsville 
                                                                and Sylvania. Felt in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, 
                                                                Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North 
                                                                Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

JUN 06  12 29 34.0& 36.870 N   88.980 W    3    4.0        85  WESTERN KENTUCKY. <CERI>. MW 4.0 (PAL), 4.0 (SLM). mb 3.9 (GS).    
                                                                mbLg 4.5 (GS). Mo 1.3*10**15 Nm (PAL). Slight damage (VI) at 
                                                                Bardwell. Felt (V) at Arlington; (IV) at Clinton, Fulton and 
                                                                Wickliffe; (III) at Cunningham, Kevil, Paducah and West Paducah. 
                                                                Felt in western Kentucky and in parts of Arkansas, Illinois, 
                                                                Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee.

DEC 09  20 59 14.1  37.587 N   77.903 W    5 G  4.5  0.7   47  VIRGINIA. mb 4.5 (GS). mbLg 4.5 (GS). This was a complex event    
                                                                consisting of two sub-events occurring 12 seconds apart. Slight 
                                                                damage (VI) at Bremo Bluff and Kents Store. Felt (V) at 
                                                                Columbia, Fork Union, Goochland, Oilville, Rockville and Sandy 
                                                                Hook; (IV) at Appomattox, Amelia Court House, Amherst, 
                                                                Blackstone, Bumpass, Charlottesville, Chester, Chesterfield, 
                                                                Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dillwyn, Farmville, Glen Allen, 
                                                                Lawrenceville, Louisa, Manakin Sabot, Mechanicsville, 
                                                                Midlothian, Mineral, Palmyra, Petersburg, Powhatan, Richmond, 
                                                                Scottsville and Spotsylvania; (III) at Alexandria, Fairfax, 
                                                                Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, McLean, 
                                                                Roanoke, Staunton and Vienna. Also felt (III) at Bethesda, 
                                                                Rockville and Silver Spring, Maryland and at Rocky Mount and 
                                                                Winston Salem, North Carolina. Felt (II) at Chapel Hill, 
                                                                Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina and at Washington, DC. 
                                                                Felt in much of Maryland and Virginia. Also felt in north-
                                                                central North Carolina and a few areas of Delaware, New Jersey, 
                                                                New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.


Compiled by Waverly J. Person and Pamela J. Benfield.