Significant Earthquakes of the World

2006



                                          SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 2006


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 02  06 10 49.7  60.957 S   21.606 W   13 G  7.4  1.3  271  EAST OF THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS. MW 7.4 (HRV), 7.1 (GS).    
                                                                mb 6.4 (GS). MS 7.3 (GS). ME 7.6 (GS). Mo 6.5*10**19 Nm (GS),
                                                                1.4*10**20 Nm (HRV), 1.8*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 6.2*10**15 Nm (GS).

JAN 02  22 13 40.4  19.926 S  178.178 W  583 D  7.2  1.1  646  FIJI REGION. MW 7.2 (HRV), 7.1 (GS). mb 6.5 (GS). ME 6.9 (GS). Mo    
                                                                6.9*10**19 Nm (HRV), 5.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Es 4.6*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt at Nuku`alofa, Tonga.

JAN 04  08 32 32.4  28.164 N  112.117 W   14 G  6.6  1.3  323  GULF OF CALIFORNIA. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.5 (GS). mb 6.1 (GS). MS 6.7    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). Mo 9.6*10**18 Nm (HRV), 6.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                5.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 1.0*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at 
                                                                Guaymas, Hermosillo and Bahia de Kino, Mexico. Also felt at 
                                                                Guerrero Negro, Mulege, San Quintin and Santa Isabel.

JAN 08  11 34 55.6  36.311 N   23.212 E   66 G  6.7  1.3  769  SOUTHERN GREECE. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.5 (GS). ME 6.7    
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.3*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 2.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Three people slightly injured on 
                                                                Crete. Eighty homes and an airport damaged and phone service 
                                                                interrupted on Kythira. Minor damage and phone service 
                                                                interrupted on Crete and in Lakonia. Minor damage also on 
                                                                Karpathos. Felt (VI) at Amarousion; (V) at Chania, Irakleion, 
                                                                Kalamata and Nea Smirni; (IV) at Athens, Glifadha and Oikismos 
                                                                Papagou; (III) at Ermoupolis and Kifisia; (II) at Psikhikon. 
                                                                Also felt (IV) at Catania and Motta Sant'Anastasia; (III) at 
                                                                Caltagirone and Rutigliano; (II) at Campobasso, Italy. Felt 
                                                                (III) at Mgarr, Naxxar and San Ghiljan, Malta. Also felt (III) 
                                                                at Al Jizah and Cairo, Egypt. Felt in most of Greece and 
                                                                Southern Italy and at Tirana, Albania; Mostar and Sarajevo, 
                                                                Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ramat Gan, Israel; Amman, Jordan; 
                                                                Awjilah, Libya; Ohrid, Macedonia; Podgorica, Serbia and 
                                                                Montenegro and at Izmir, Turkey.

JAN 27  16 58 53.6   5.473 S  128.131 E  397 G  7.6  0.9  560  BANDA SEA. MW 7.6 (HRV), 7.5 (GS). mb 7.0 (GS). ME 7.5 (GS). Mo    
                                                                3.6*10**20 Nm (HRV), 2.6*10**20 Nm (GS), 3.8*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                4.0*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (V) on Ambon; (IV) at Kupang, Saumlaki, 
                                                                Sorong, Tual, and Waingapu; (III) at Makassar, Indonesia. Felt 
                                                                at Denpasar. Felt (IV) at Dili, East Timor; (III) at Darwin and 
                                                                (II) at Palmerston, Australia. Felt (III PIVS) at Marawi and (II 
                                                                PIVS) at Davao, Philippines. Also felt at Jabiru, Howard Springs 
                                                                and Humpty Doo-MacMinns Lagoon, Australia.

FEB 02  12 48 43.4  17.747 S  178.390 W  598 D  6.7  1.0  644  FIJI REGION. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 5.9 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo    
                                                                1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 8.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                6.8*10**13 Nm (GS).

FEB 14  00 55 25.0  27.382 N   88.388 E   30 D  5.3  0.8  260  SIKKIM, INDIA. MW 5.3 (HRV). mb 5.4 (GS). MS 4.8 (GS). Mo    
                                                                1.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). Two people killed by landslides at 
                                                                Sherathang. Two people injured in eastern Sikkim. Buildings and 
                                                                roads were damaged in the Gangtok area and at Bardan and Rangpo. 
                                                                Minor damage to buildings at Shiliguri, West Bengal. Felt at 
                                                                Darjiling, Guwahati, Itanagar, Jalpaiguri, Karsiyang, Koch 
                                                                Bihar, Maldah and Shillong. Also felt at Kathmandu, Nepal; at 
                                                                Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Pabna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet and 
                                                                Thakurgaon, Bangladesh; and at Paro Chhu, Phuntsholing and 
                                                                Thimphu, Bhutan.

FEB 20  17 20 09.0& 41.708 N   25.544 E   10 G  4.6       140  BULGARIA. <CSEM>. mb 4.6 (GS). ML 4.6 (THE), 4.6 (ATH). MD 4.5    
                                                                (SOF), 4.4 (PDG). Two people injured, at least 175 buildings 
                                                                slightly damaged and power and telephone service interrupted in 
                                                                the Murgovo area.

FEB 22  22 19 07.8  21.324 S   33.583 E   11 G  7.0  1.4  412  MOZAMBIQUE. MW 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV), 7.0 (OBN). mb 6.5 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.5 (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). Mo 4.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 4.2*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 3.8*10**19 Nm (OBN), 1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 8.6*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). One person killed at Espungabera, one killed at Machaze 
                                                                and 2 killed at Beira. Thirty-six people injured and at least 
                                                                294 buildings damaged in the Espungabera-Beira-Chimoio area. 
                                                                Power outages occurred at Maputo. Felt (V) at Beira, Inhambane 
                                                                and Maputo; (IV) at Matola. Felt (IV) at Harare and Mutare, 
                                                                Zimbabwe. Also felt (IV) at Louis Trichardt and Phalaborwa; 
                                                                (III) at Durban and Middelburg; (II) at Johannesburg and 
                                                                Pretoria, South Africa. Felt throughout Mozambique and eastern 
                                                                Zimbabwe. Felt in Swaziland and at Lobatse, Botswana and Lusaka, 
                                                                Zambia.

FEB 28  07 31 02.6  28.120 N   56.865 E   18 G  6.0  1.3  480  SOUTHERN IRAN. MW 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). mb 5.8 (GS). MS 6.2 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.0 (GS). mbLg 5.8 (TEH). Mo 1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV), 1.1*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GS). Es 1.9*10**13 Nm (GS). Six people injured in Kahnuj. 
                                                                Many buildings damaged or destroyed at Faryab. Minor damage to 
                                                                many buildings at Baft and to some buildings in the Jiroft-
                                                                Orzuieh area. Felt at Kahnuj and Kerman. Felt (III) at Dubai, 
                                                                United Arab Emirates. Also felt at Sharjah and Ra`s al Khaymah, 
                                                                United Arab Emirates.

MAR 07  18 20 46.1  23.777 N   70.899 E   10 G  5.5  1.1  199  GUJARAT, INDIA. MW 5.5 (GS), 5.5 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 5.1 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 2.2*10**17 Nm (GS), 1.9*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least seven 
                                                                people injured in the Jatawada-Rapar area and some buildings 
                                                                damaged at Jatawada. Felt (IV) at Ahmadabad, Bhuj, Morbi and 
                                                                Rajkot; (II) at Vadodara. Felt in much of Gujarat and in 
                                                                southern Rajasthan. Also felt at Matli, Pakistan.

MAR 10  07 50 14.3  33.129 N   73.887 E   10 G  4.9  0.9  124  PAKISTAN. MW 4.9 (HRV). mb 4.9 (GS). Mo 3.2*10**16 Nm (HRV). One    
                                                                person killed and 22 injured in Mirpur District. Felt at 
                                                                Islamabad, Jhelum, Lahore and Peshawar.

MAR 14  06 57 33.8   3.595 S  127.214 E   30 D  6.7  1.2  306  SERAM, INDONESIA. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 6.7    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 1.5*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**19 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 6.4*10**14 Nm (GS). At least three 
                                                                people killed and one missing due to a local tsunami with an 
                                                                observed wave height (peak-to-trough) of 7 meters on Buru. 
                                                                Maximum run-in was about 100 meters. Ground cracks about 500 
                                                                meters long with maximum width of about 15 centimeters were 
                                                                observed in the area. Liquefaction was also observed in the 
                                                                area. One hundred sixteen houses damaged or destroyed at Pela, 
                                                                54 at Batu Jugku, 30 at Waimorot, 25 at Wailawa and 16 at 
                                                                Waimoly. Felt (VI) at Namlea, Buru and (V) on Ambon.

MAR 20  19 44 25.1  36.623 N    5.328 E   10 G  5.2  1.1  283  NORTHERN ALGERIA. MW 5.2 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS). MS 4.9 (GS). Mo    
                                                                7.2*10**16 Nm (HRV). Four people killed and nine injured; 30 
                                                                houses destroyed and 32 damaged; roads damaged, power outages 
                                                                occurred and water lines broken in the Kherrata area. Felt 
                                                                strongly in eastern Bejaia.

MAR 25  07 28 57.6  27.574 N   55.685 E   18 G  5.9  1.1  503  SOUTHERN IRAN. MW 5.9 (HRV), 5.8 (GS). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                ME 5.5 (GS). ML 5.6 (TEH), 5.4 (THR). Mo 7.8*10**17 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                5.7*10**17 Nm (GS). Es 4.3*10**12 Nm (GS). One person killed and 
                                                                one person injured at Fin. Damage to homes in Hormozgan 
                                                                Province. Felt at Bandar-e Abbas. Also felt at Abu Dhabi, Dubai, 
                                                                Ra's al Khaymah and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

MAR 31  01 17 00.9  33.500 N   48.780 E    7 G  6.1  1.1  586  WESTERN IRAN. MW 6.1 (HRV), 5.9 (GS). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 6.0 (GS).    
                                                                ME 5.9 (GS). ML 6.1 (THR). mbLg 5.9 (TEH). Mo 1.7*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 1.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 1.8*10**13 Nm (GS). At least 70 
                                                                people killed, more than 1300 people injured and 40 villages 
                                                                completely destroyed in the Borujerd-Dorud area. Felt (VIII) at 
                                                                Borujerd and (IV) at Hamadan.

MAR 31  13 21 00.2  29.435 S  176.768 W   13 G  6.5  1.1  238  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). mb 5.9 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.7 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). Mo 7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV), 6.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.4*10**14 Nm (GS).

APR 01  10 02 19.5  22.868 N  121.278 E    9 G  6.1  1.0  429  TAIWAN REGION. MW 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.1 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.6 (GS). ML 6.4 (TAP). Mo 2.0*10**18 Nm (GS), 2.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (HRV). Es 1.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Forty-two people injured and some 
                                                                buildings damaged in T'ai-tung County. Felt in much of Taiwan. 
                                                                Recorded (6 TAP) at T'ai-tung. Recorded (5 TAP) in T'ai-tung; (4 
                                                                TAP) in Kao-hsiung, P'ing-tung and T'ai-nan; (3 TAP) in Chia-i, 
                                                                Hua-lien, Nan-t'ou and Yun-lin; (2 TAP) in Chang-hua, Miao-li 
                                                                and I-lan; (1 TAP) in P'eng-hu Counties.

APR 04  09 12 23.4  34.600 N   73.136 E   10 G  4.6  1.2  109  PAKISTAN. MW 4.6 (HRV). mb 4.8 (GS). Mo 1.0*10**16 Nm (HRV).    
                                                                Twenty-eight people injured and several houses damaged or 
                                                                destroyed at Batgram. Felt at Balakot, Islamabad, Kohistan, 
                                                                Mansehra and Peshawar. Also felt at Muzaffarabad, Kashmir.

APR 07  08 30 44.6  16.527 S  176.989 E   14 G  6.5  1.1  247  FIJI REGION. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME    
                                                                7.4 (GS). Mo 6.2*10**18 Nm (HRV), 5.3*10**18 Nm (GS), 7.8*10**18 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 2.4*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Nadi and (III) at 
                                                                Lautoka. Felt at Lami and Nausori.

APR 20  23 25 02.1  60.949 N  167.089 E   22 G  7.6  0.9  579  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KORYAKIA, RUSSIA. MW 7.6 (HRV), 7.3 (GS),    
                                                                7.2 (OBN). mb 6.8 (GS). MS 7.6 (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 9.6*10**19 
                                                                Nm (GS), 3.0*10**20 Nm (HRV), 7.9*10**19 Nm (OBN), 7.3*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 1.7*10**15 Nm (GS). About 40 people injured and the 
                                                                villages of Apuka, Khailino and Vyvenka were destroyed. Some 
                                                                buildings and water supply systems badly damaged in the Korf-
                                                                Tilichiki area. Damage estimated at 55 million U.S. dollars. 
                                                                Felt (V) at Korf, Ossora and Tilichiki; (II) at Magadan.

APR 25  11 26 25.1& 41.164 S  146.863 E    4    2.2         4  TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA REGION. <MEL>. ML 2.2 (MEL). A rockfall in a    
                                                                mine near Beaconsfield killed one miner and trapped two others 
                                                                for 14 days. Also felt at Launceston.

APR 29  16 58 06.3  60.491 N  167.516 E   11 G  6.6  0.8  645  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KORYAKIA, RUSSIA. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.4 (GS),    
                                                                6.6 (OBN). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). Mo 9.4*10**18 
                                                                Nm (HRV), 4.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 9.0*10**18 Nm (OBN). Es 1.1*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt at Tilichiki.

APR 30  19 17 14.9  27.017 S   71.022 W   12 G  6.7  1.2  277  OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.4 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). ML 6.3 (GUC). Mo 1.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.3*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt (V) at Copiapo; (IV) at Caldera and Chanaral; (III) at 
                                                                Huasco. Felt at Taltal. Also felt at San Juan, Argentina.

APR 30  21 40 58.4  27.211 S   71.056 W   12 G  6.5  1.3  282  OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE. MW 6.5 (HRV). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS).    
                                                                ME 6.2 (GS). ML 6.3 (GUC). Mo 6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV), 1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 4.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (VI) at Copiapo, (IV) at 
                                                                Caldera and (II) at La Serena.

MAY 03  15 26 40.2  20.187 S  174.123 W   55 G  8.0  1.2  626  TONGA. MW 8.0 (HRV), 7.9 (GS). mb 7.2 (GS). MS 7.8 (GS). ME 8.1    
                                                                (GS). Mo 8.5*10**20 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**21 Nm (HRV), 1.4*10**21 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 2.8*10**16 Nm (GS). One person injured, a church 
                                                                damaged, windows broken and items knocked from shelves (VII) at 
                                                                Nuku`alofa. Felt (VII) at Neiafu. Felt at Hihifo, Pangai and 
                                                                Vaini. Felt (III) at Apia, Samoa. Felt in American Samoa. Felt 
                                                                at Atiu and Avarua, Cook Islands; at Suva, Fiji; at Alofi, Niue; 
                                                                at Mulifanua, Samoa. Also felt at Auckland, Minginui, Napier, 
                                                                Wanganui, Wellington and Whakatane, New Zealand. A tsunami was 
                                                                generated with recorded wave heights in meters (peak-to-trough) 
                                                                at the following selected tide stations: 0.54 at Pago Pago, 
                                                                American Samoa; 0.10 at Tofino, British Columbia, Canada; 0.13 
                                                                at Raratonga, Cook Islands; 0.07 at Suva, Fiji; 0.15 at 
                                                                Hanasaki, Japan; 0.48 at Noumea, New Caledonia; 0.15 at Jackson 
                                                                Bay, New Zealand; 0.42 on Niue; 0.42 at Apia, Samoa; 0.42 at 
                                                                Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 0.13 at King Cove, Alaska, 0.54 at Crescent 
                                                                City, California, 0.35 at Santa Barbara, California, 0.10 at San 
                                                                Francisco, California, 0.49 at Kahului, Hawaii, 0.12 at 
                                                                Portland, Oregon, 0.11 at La Push, Washington, U.S.A; 0.45 at 
                                                                Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

MAY 07  06 20 53.7& 30.790 N   56.700 E   14 G  5.0       148  CENTRAL IRAN. <THR>. MW 5.0 (HRV). mb 4.8 (GS). MS 4.1 (GS). mbLg    
                                                                5.2 (TEH). ML 4.7 (THR). Mo 3.4*10**16 Nm (HRV). More than 70 
                                                                people injured slightly and some buildings and roads damaged in 
                                                                the Zarand area.

MAY 16  10 39 23.3  31.810 S  179.307 W  152 G  7.4  1.3  613  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. MW 7.4 (GS), 7.4 (HRV). mb 6.8 (GS). ME    
                                                                7.2 (GS). Mo 1.8*10**20 Nm (HRV), 1.6*10**20 Nm (GS), 3.9*10**20 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 1.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (III) at Christchurch and 
                                                                Wellington, New Zealand. Also felt at Auckland, Gisborne, 
                                                                Hastings, Napier, Tauranga and Wanganui, New Zealand. Also felt 
                                                                on Kapiti Island, New Zealand.

MAY 16  15 28 25.9   0.093 N   97.050 E   12 G  6.8  0.8  701  NIAS REGION, INDONESIA. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.6 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.8 (GS). ME 7.6 (GS). Mo 2.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.1*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (HRV). Es 5.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (VI) at Gunungsitoli. Felt 
                                                                (V) at Sibolga; (IV) at Banda Aceh and Padang; felt at 
                                                                Bukittinggi and Medan, Sumatra. Felt at Balakong, Butterworth 
                                                                and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also felt in Singapore. Ground 
                                                                cracks observed on Nias.

MAY 22  11 12 00.8  60.772 N  165.743 E   19 G  6.6  1.0  548  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KORYAKIA, RUSSIA. MW 6.6 (HRV), 6.5 (GS),    
                                                                6.4 (OBN). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 7.3*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GS), 1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 5.0*10**18 Nm (OBN), 1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 4.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (VII) at Tilichiki.

MAY 26  22 53 58.9   7.961 S  110.446 E   13 D  6.3  1.3  213  JAVA, INDONESIA. MW 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.2    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 4.2*10**18 Nm (GS), 4.2*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                6.8*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 3.8*10**14 Nm (GS). At least 5,749 
                                                                people were killed, 38,568 were injured and as many as 600,000 
                                                                people were displaced in the Bantul-Yogyakarta area. More than 
                                                                127,000 houses were destroyed and an additional 451,000 were 
                                                                damaged in the area, with the total loss estimated at 
                                                                approximately 3.1 billion U.S. dollars. Felt (IX) at Bantul and 
                                                                Klaten, (VIII) at Sleman and Yogyakarta, (V) at Surakarta, (IV) 
                                                                at Salatiga and Blitar and (II) at Surabaya. Felt in much of 
                                                                Java. Also felt at Denpasar, Bali.

MAY 28  03 12 08.7   5.724 S  151.133 E   34 G  6.5  0.9  477  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb    
                                                                5.9 (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 5.8 (GS). Mo 6.1*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.6*10**18 Nm (GS), 6.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 9.8*10**12 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt at Kimbe.

JUN 03  07 15 35.6  26.759 N   55.843 E   12 D  5.1  1.0  344  SOUTHERN IRAN. MW 5.1 (HRV). mb 5.4 (GS). ML 5.1 (THR). Mo    
                                                                6.5*10**16 Nm (HRV). Two people killed and four injured on 
                                                                Qeshm. Some buildings damaged at Ramkan. Felt at Khamir.

JUN 11  20 01 26.3  33.134 N  131.145 E  140 G  6.3  0.8  623  KYUSHU, JAPAN. MW 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV), 6.3 (NIED). mb 5.9 (GS).    
                                                                ME 5.8 (GS). Mo 4.2*10**18 Nm (GS), 4.2*10**18 Nm (HRV), 
                                                                4.1*10**18 Nm (NIED). Es 1.3*10**13 Nm (GS). At least eight 
                                                                people injured in Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu; Ehime Prefecture, 
                                                                Shikoku; and Hiroshima and Yamaguchi Prefectures, Honshu. Felt 
                                                                (V) at Hiroshima and Iwakuni, Honshu. Felt widely in southern 
                                                                and western Japan. Recorded (5L JMA) in Oita; (4 JMA) in 
                                                                Kumamoto and Miyazaki; (3 JMA) in Fukuoka, Kagoshima and Saga; 
                                                                (2 JMA) in Nagasaki Prefectures, Kyushu. Recorded (5L JMA) in 
                                                                Hiroshima; (4 JMA) in Okayama, Shimane and Yamaguchi; (3 JMA) in 
                                                                Hyogo and Tottori; (2 JMA) in Aichi, Gifu, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, 
                                                                Osaka, Shiga and Wakayama; (1 JMA) in Fukui, Nagano and Shizuoka 
                                                                Prefectures, Honshu. Also recorded (5L JMA) in Ehime; (4 JMA) in 
                                                                Kagawa and Kochi; (3 JMA) in Tokushima Prefectures, Shikoku.

JUN 13  14 15 38.3& 40.270 N   19.960 E   10    4.5       286  ALBANIA. <ATH>. mb 4.5 (GS). ML 4.8 (ATH), 4.5 (ROM), 4.5 (PDG),    
                                                                4.5 (CSEM), 4.0 (BUC). One person slightly injured and at least 
                                                                12 houses damaged at Tepelene.

JUN 14  04 18 42.5  51.752 N  177.082 E   14 G  6.5  1.3  470  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA. MW 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (GS). mb    
                                                                5.9 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.9 (GS). ML 6.1 (AEIC). Mo 6.4*10**18 
                                                                Nm (HRV), 5.5*10**18 Nm (GS), 3.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 4.6*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt (V) on Shemya.

JUN 20  16 52 57.9  33.068 N  104.950 E   24    4.9  0.9  198  GANSU, CHINA. MW 4.9 (HRV). mb 5.1 (GS). MS 4.5 (GS). Mo    
                                                                3.0*10**16 Nm (HRV). Five people injured in Gansu. Twenty-five 
                                                                houses damaged at Xinsi. At least six buildings damaged at 
                                                                Linjiang and Liping. Two landslides damaged the road between Wen 
                                                                Xian and Wudu Counties.

JUN 28  21 02 09.9  26.925 N   55.866 E   11 G  5.8  1.0  608  SOUTHERN IRAN. MW 5.8 (HRV), 5.7 (GS). mb 5.8 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                ME 5.6 (GS). ML 5.6 (THR). Mo 6.4*10**17 Nm (HRV), 5.3*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 5.5*10**12 Nm (GS). Nine people injured and power 
                                                                outages occurred on Jazireh-ye Qeshm. Felt at Bandar `Abbas. 
                                                                Felt (IV) at Ra's al Khaymah and (III) at Abu Dhabi, Dubai and 
                                                                Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Felt at Ajman, United Arab 
                                                                Emirates.

JUL 08  20 40 00.9  51.214 N  179.312 W   22 G  6.6  1.0  632  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV).    
                                                                mb 6.2 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.0 (GS). ML 6.5 (AEIC). Mo 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                2.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt on Adak.

JUL 17  08 19 26.6   9.284 S  107.419 E   20 G  7.7  1.2  357  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA. MW 7.7 (HRV), 7.2 (GS). mb 6.1 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.2 (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). Mo 8.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 4.6*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (HRV), 1.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). Four-hundred 
                                                                and thirteen people killed, 2,741 injured and 15 missing in 
                                                                Ciamis; 62 people killed, 6,124 injured and 2 missing in 
                                                                Tasikmalaya; 15 people killed and 244 injured at Banjar; 1 
                                                                person killed and 30 injured in Garut; 157 people killed, 104 
                                                                injured and 15 missing in Cilacap; 10 people killed, 22 injured 
                                                                and 33 missing in Kebumen; 1 person killed in Banyumas; 3 people 
                                                                killed and 10 injured in Gunung Kidul; 3 people killed in 
                                                                Bantul. At least 1,540 buildings damaged or destroyed, 176 boats 
                                                                destroyed and many roads damaged in Jawa Barat. At least 83 
                                                                buildings damaged and 698 boats damaged or destroyed in Jawa 
                                                                Tengah. Felt (IV) at Bandung, Jakarta, Pangandaran and 
                                                                Tasikmalaya; (III) at Cianjur; (II) at Karangkates, Sawahan and 
                                                                Yogyakarta. Felt at Banda Aceh, Sukabumi and Surabaya. Also felt 
                                                                at Broome, Australia; Subang Jaya, Malaysia and in Singapore. 
                                                                All deaths and damage were a result of a tsunami with maximum 
                                                                runup heights of 4.6 m at Widarapayung, 3.6 m at Cikembulan, 3.4 
                                                                m at Parang Kusumo and 1.8 m at Pangandaran. Inundation was at 
                                                                least 457 m at Buntong, 422 m at Cikembulan and 304 m at Suwuk. 
                                                                Wave heights in centimeters (peak-to-trough) were recorded at 
                                                                the following selected tide stations: 82.7 at Christmas Island, 
                                                                28.8 at Hillarys, 19.5 at Esperance, 11.9 at Cocos Island and 
                                                                4.5 at Broome, Australia; 24.3 at Benoa and 11.9 at Sabang, 
                                                                Indonesia; 21.4 at Hanimaadhoo, Maldives; 73.8 at Rodriguez, 
                                                                Mauritius.

JUL 22  01 10 29.0  27.995 N  104.138 E   56    4.9  0.9  263  SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA. MW 4.9 (HRV). mb 5.0 (GS).    
                                                                MS 4.6 (GS). Mo 3.1*10**16 Nm (HRV). Twenty-two people killed 
                                                                and at least 106 injured due to a landslide in Yanjin County.

JUL 29  00 11 51.3  37.255 N   68.828 E   34 D  5.6  0.9  184  TAJIKISTAN. MW 5.6 (HRV), 5.4 (GS). mb 4.8 (GS). MS 5.2 (GS). Mo    
                                                                2.8*10**17 Nm (HRV), 1.5*10**17 Nm (GS). Three people killed, 19 
                                                                injured, 1,083 houses destroyed, 1,500 damaged and power outages 
                                                                occurred in the Panj-Qumsangir area.

AUG 07  22 18 55.0  15.798 S  167.789 E  150 G  6.8  1.1  551  VANUATU. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). mb 6.0 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). Mo    
                                                                2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV), 1.9*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt at Luganville, Espiritu Santo.

AUG 20  03 41 48.0  61.029 S   34.371 W   13 G  7.0  1.0  322  SCOTIA SEA. MW 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME    
                                                                7.6 (GS). Mo 3.7*10**19 Nm (HRV), 3.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Es 
                                                                6.3*10**15 Nm (GS).

AUG 24  21 50 36.6  51.148 N  157.522 E   43 G  6.5  0.8  700  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV),    
                                                                6.8 (OBN). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.2 (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). Mo 6.1*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GS), 6.1*10**18 Nm (HRV), 7.5*10**18 Nm (PPT), 1.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (OBN). Es 3.0*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (VI) at Severo-Kuril'sk and 
                                                                (IV) at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

AUG 25  00 44 46.1  24.403 S   67.028 W  184 G  6.6  0.9  454  SALTA, ARGENTINA. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). mb 5.9 (GS). ME 6.3    
                                                                (GS). Mo 9.0*10**18 Nm (HRV), 8.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 8.5*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 5.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (III) at Salta. Felt (IV) at 
                                                                Antofagasta, Baquedano, Calama, Chanaral, Maria Elena, 
                                                                Mejillones and Sierra Gorda; (III) at Caldera, Copiapo, Huara, 
                                                                Iquique, Pozo Almonte, San Pedro de Atacama, Tierra Amarilla and 
                                                                Tocopilla; (II) at Diego de Almagro, El Salvador, Freirina, 
                                                                Huasco and Vallenar, Chile.

AUG 25  05 51 44.3  28.012 N  104.151 E   22    5.0  0.7  255  EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA. MW 5.0 (HRV). mb 5.2 (GS). MS 4.6 (GS).    
                                                                Mo 4.3*10**16 Nm (HRV). At least one person killed, 31 injured, 
                                                                buildings destroyed and landslides damaged roads in the 
                                                                Doushaguan-Yanjin area. Felt as far north as Chengdu.

SEP 01  10 18 51.6   6.759 S  155.512 E   38 G  6.8  0.8  459  BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.7 (GCMT).    
                                                                mb 6.3 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 1.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.6*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 7.0*10**13 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Items knocked from shelves and roads cracked at Buin.

SEP 28  06 22 09.7  16.592 S  172.033 W   28 G  6.9  0.9  702  SAMOA ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.9 (GCMT), 6.7 (GS). mb 6.5 (GS). MS    
                                                                6.6 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 2.7*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.3*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Es 3.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Alofi and (III) at 
                                                                Tamakautoga, Niue. Felt (III) at Apia. Also felt (III) at 
                                                                Neiafu, Tonga. A tsunami with a wave height of 16 cm (peak-to-
                                                                trough) was recorded at Pago Pago, American Samoa.

SEP 29  13 08 26.1  10.876 N   61.756 W   53 G  6.1  0.9  603  TRINIDAD REGION, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. MW 6.1 (GCMT), 6.0 (GS),    
                                                                6.1 (CAR). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 5.4 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 1.6*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GCMT), 1.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 7.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Three 
                                                                people injured in the Port-of-Spain area. One building destroyed 
                                                                and one damaged at California. Several buildings damaged on 
                                                                Tobago and in parts of northern Trinidad, including minor damage 
                                                                to buildings at Port-of-Spain. Felt (VI) at Arima, Arouca, 
                                                                Chaguanas, Couva, Mucurapo, Princes Town, Saint Joseph, San 
                                                                Juan, Tacarigua and Tunapuna; (V) at Point Fortin, Port-of-Spain 
                                                                and San Fernando. Felt (IV) at Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela; (III) 
                                                                at Georgetown, Guyana and Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the 
                                                                Grenadines. Felt throughout Trinidad and Tobago and in parts of 
                                                                northern Venezuela, including Caracas. Also felt in Grenada, St. 
                                                                Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Also felt at 
                                                                Georgetown, Guyana. Power outages occurred in northern and 
                                                                eastern Trinidad and parts of Tobago.

SEP 29  18 23 05.9  10.814 N   61.758 W   52 D  5.5  1.1  359  TRINIDAD REGION, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. MW 5.5 (GS), 5.5 (GCMT),    
                                                                5.4 (CAR). mb 5.3 (GS). MS 4.8 (GS). Mo 2.6*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                2.1*10**17 Nm (GS). One person killed at Gasparillo. Felt (VI) 
                                                                at San Juan and (V) at Arouca, Chaguanes, Port-of-Spain, San 
                                                                Fernando and Tunapuna. Felt (III) at Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela. 
                                                                Felt in Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

SEP 30  17 50 23.0  46.351 N  153.166 E   11 G  6.6  1.0  603  KURIL ISLANDS. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (GCMT), 6.8 (OBN). mb 6.1 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.5 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 8.8*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 2.0*10**19 Nm (OBN), 1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.0*10**14 Nm 
                                                                (GS).

OCT 01  09 06 02.3  46.470 N  153.240 E   19 G  6.5  0.9  628  KURIL ISLANDS. MW 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (GCMT), 6.7 (OBN). mb 6.1 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 8.3*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 6.0*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.6*10**19 Nm (PPT), 1.3*10**19 Nm (OBN). Es 7.1*10**13 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Felt (II) at Misawa, Japan.

OCT 09  05 12 50.9* 30.941 N   66.541 E   10 G  4.4  1.0   16  PAKISTAN. mb 4.4 (GS). At least three injured in Chaman.   

OCT 15  17 07 49.2& 19.878 N  155.935 W   39    6.7       425  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII. <HVO>. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (GCMT). mb 6.2    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 1.5*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                1.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Es 3.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Numerous people 
                                                                suffered minor injuries, at least 1,173 buildings damaged, roads 
                                                                damaged and landslides blocked roads on Hawai`i. Power outages 
                                                                occurred throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Damage estimated at 73 
                                                                million dollars. Felt (VII-VIII) in northern and western Hawai`i 
                                                                and (V-VI) in eastern and southern Hawai`i. Also felt (VI) on 
                                                                Maui; (V) on Lana`i, Moloka`i and O`ahu; (IV) on Kaua`i. A 
                                                                tsunami with a wave height of 10 cm was recorded at Kawaihae 
                                                                Harbor.

OCT 17  01 25 12.2   5.881 S  150.982 E   32 G  6.7  1.0  533  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.7 (GCMT), 6.6 (GS). mb    
                                                                6.4 (GS). MS 6.9 (GS). ME 6.6 (GS). Mo 1.4*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                1.0*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.6*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                Felt at Kimbe, Kokopo and Rabaul.

OCT 20  10 48 56.0  13.457 S   76.677 W   23 G  6.7  1.0  444  NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU. MW 6.7 (GCMT), 6.6 (GS). mb 5.9    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). MD 6.5 (QUI). ML 6.2 (LIM). Mo 
                                                                1.4*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.0*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                Es 1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Minor damage (IV) to some houses at 
                                                                Pisco. Felt (IV) at Chincha Alta and Lima. Felt at Chaclacayo, 
                                                                Chosica, Ica, Nuevo Imperial, Pachacamac and San Luis. Also felt 
                                                                at Guayaquil, Ecuador.

NOV 07  17 38 33.8   6.482 S  151.195 E   11 G  6.6  1.0  352  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.6 (GCMT), 6.4 (GS). mb    
                                                                6.3 (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). Mo 8.5*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                4.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 1.3*10**14 Nm (GS).

NOV 13  01 26 35.8  26.052 S   63.283 W  572 G  6.8  0.9  480  SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA. MW 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (GCMT). mb 6.3    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 2.3*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.8*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (III) in 
                                                                Catamarca, Corrientes, La Rioja and San Juan. Also felt at 
                                                                Asuncion, Paraguay and Antofagasta, Chile.

NOV 15  11 14 13.5  46.592 N  153.266 E   10 G  8.3  1.1  576  KURIL ISLANDS. MW 8.3 (GCMT), 7.9 (GS), 7.7 (OBN). mb 6.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 7.8 (GS). ME 7.8 (GS). Mo 8.7*10**20 Nm (GS), 3.5*10**21 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 5.2*10**20 Nm (OBN), 2.0*10**21 Nm (PPT). Es 1.0*10**16 
                                                                Nm (GS). One person injured at Waikiki by a tsunami with a 
                                                                recorded wave height of 34 cm at Honolulu, Hawaii. One parking 
                                                                lot was flooded at Nawiliwili, Hawaii by a tsunami with a 
                                                                recorded wave height of 88 cm. Two docks were destroyed and at 
                                                                least one was damaged at Crescent City, California by a tsunami 
                                                                with a recorded wave height of 176 cm. The earthquake was felt 
                                                                (IV) at Kuril'sk, Iturup and (III) at Severo-Kuril'sk, 
                                                                Paramushir and at Yuzhno-Kuril'sk, Kunashir. Felt at Misawa and 
                                                                Yokosuka, Japan and at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia. 
                                                                Recorded (2 JMA) in eastern and south-central Hokkaido. Recorded 
                                                                (1 JMA) in western Hokkaido and in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi 
                                                                Prefectures, Honshu. Tsunami wave heights in centimeters (peak-
                                                                to-trough) were recorded at the following tide stations: 44 at 
                                                                Pago Pago, American Samoa; 97 at Talcahuano, 82 at Arica, 76 at 
                                                                Caldera, 66 at Coquimbo, 64 at Iquique, 46 at Antofagasta and 40 
                                                                in the Archipielago Juan Fernandez, Chile; 18 at Rarotonga, Cook 
                                                                Islands; 88 at Nuku Hiva and 11 at Rikitea, French Polynesia; 67 
                                                                at Santa Cruz and 62 at Baltra, Galapagos Islands; 120 at 
                                                                Tokachi-ko, 100 at Chichi-jima, 80 at Hana-saki, 60 at 
                                                                Hachinohe, 40 at Hakodate, 40 at Kushiro, 40 at Nemuro and 13 at 
                                                                Naha, Japan; 35 on Shikotan, Kuril Islands; 6 on Kanton, 
                                                                Kirbati; 96 on Midway Island; 28 on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; 
                                                                58 at Timaru Port, 56 at Kaingaroa, Chatham Island, 33 at 
                                                                Lyttelton Port, 33 at Sumner Head, 32 at Kaikoura and 21 at 
                                                                Moturiki Island, New Zealand; 13 on Niue; 13 on Manus Island, 
                                                                Papua New Guinea; 73 at Callao-La Punta and 24 at Atico, Peru; 
                                                                57 at Apia, Samoa; 7 at Honiara, Solomon Islands; 5 at Betio, 
                                                                Tarawa; 9 at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 6 at Funafuti, Tuvalu; 39 at 
                                                                Adak, 36 at King Cove, 32 at Nikolski, 25 at Sitka, 21 at Sand 
                                                                Point, 20 on Shemya Island and 8 on Amchitka Island, Alaska; 118 
                                                                at Arena Cove, 79 at Santa Barbara, 62 at Point Reyes, 30 at 
                                                                Santa Monica, 22 at Los Angeles, 18 at San Diego and 17 at 
                                                                Richmond, California; 152 at Kahului, 115 at Hale`iwa, 100 at 
                                                                Wai`anae, 98 at Hilo, 88 at Kalaupapa, 85 at Hanalei, 65 at 
                                                                Kawaihae, 64 at Makapu`u, 45 at Lahaina, 26 at Honokohau, 23 at 
                                                                Miloli`i, 13 at Kapoho and 10 at Mokuolo`e, Hawaii; 112 at Port 
                                                                Orford, 38 at Charleston and 34 at South Beach, Oregon; 22 on 
                                                                Wake Island; 24 at Port Angeles, Washington, United States; 29 
                                                                at Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

NOV 15  11 40 55.0  46.483 N  154.726 E   10 G  6.7  0.9  489  EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS. MW 6.7 (GCMT). mb 6.4 (GS). Mo    
                                                                1.4*10**19 Nm (GCMT).

DEC 01  14 01 44.2   8.261 S  118.753 E   19 G  6.3  1.2  205  SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA. MW 6.3 (GCMT), 6.2 (GS). mb 6.0 (GS).    
                                                                MS 6.0 (GS). ME 5.9 (GS). Mo 4.0*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 2.4*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.4*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 1.4*10**13 Nm (GS). One person 
                                                                died of a heart attack, 14 people injured and at least 20 houses 
                                                                destroyed and many damaged (V) at Bima. Felt (IV) at 
                                                                Labuhanbajo, Flores; (III) at Makassar, Sulawesi; (II) at 
                                                                Mataram, Lombok.

DEC 17  21 39 17.4   0.626 N   99.859 E   30 G  5.8  1.1  290  NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA. MW 5.8 (GCMT). mb 5.5 (GS). MS 5.8    
                                                                (GS). Mo 6.3*10**17 Nm (GCMT). Seven people killed, 100 injured 
                                                                and more than 680 homes damaged or destroyed in the Muarasipongi 
                                                                area. Landslides reported in the Muarasipongi district. Felt 
                                                                (VI) at Muarasipongi; (IV) at Aekgodang and Payakumbuh; (III) at 
                                                                Airbangis, Kotanopan, Mandahiling, Padangpanjang and Pekanbaru; 
                                                                (II) at Padang. Felt (II) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in 
                                                                Singapore. Also felt at Johor Bahru and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

DEC 26  12 26 21.1  21.799 N  120.547 E   10 G  7.1  1.0  744  TAIWAN REGION. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.0 (GCMT), 7.0 (OBN). mb 6.4 (GS).    
                                                                MS 7.3 (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 5.7*10**19 Nm (GS), 3.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 4.4*10**19 Nm (OBN), 4.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 6.3*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). Two people killed, over forty injured and several 
                                                                buildings damaged or destroyed. Undersea telecommunication 
                                                                cables were cut, disrupting voice and internet communication in 
                                                                much of East and Southeast Asia. Felt (V) at Kao-hsiung and 
                                                                (III) at T'ai-nan and Taipei. Also felt (IV) at Quanzhou and 
                                                                Xiamen; (III) at Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jiulong, Shating, 
                                                                Shenzhen and Yuanlong; (II) at Quanwan, China. Felt (IV PIVS) at 
                                                                Basco, Batan Islands and (II PIVS) at Pasuquin and Santo 
                                                                Domingo, Luzon, Philippines. Recorded (5 TAP) in P'ing-tung; (4 
                                                                TAP) in Chang-hua, Chia-i, Kao-hsiung, Nan-t'ou, P'eng-hu, T'ai-
                                                                nan, T'ai-tung and Yun-lin; (3 TAP) in Hua-lien, T'ai-chung and 
                                                                I-lan; (2 TAP) in Miao-li and T'ao-yuan; (1 TAP) in Hsin-chu and 
                                                                T'ai-pei Counties. Recorded (1 JMA) on Iriomote-jima, Ryukyu 
                                                                Islands.

DEC 26  12 34 13.8  21.974 N  120.493 E   10 G  6.9  1.1  466  TAIWAN REGION. MW 6.9 (GCMT). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 7.1 (GS). Mo    
                                                                2.9*10**19 Nm (GCMT). Felt throughout Taiwan. Also felt along 
                                                                the coast of southeastern China from Shantou to Fuzhou. Felt (V 
                                                                PIVS) at Basco, Batan Islands; (II PIVS) at Pasuquin and (I 
                                                                PIVS) at Baguio, Luzon, Philippines. Recorded (5 TAP) in Kao-
                                                                hsiung and P'ing-tung; (4 TAP) in Chang-hua, Chia-i, Nan-t'ou, 
                                                                P'eng-hu, T'ai-nan, T'ai-tung and Yun-lin; (3 TAP) in Hua-lien; 
                                                                (2 TAP) in Hsin-chu; (1 TAP) in Kin-men Counties. Recorded (1 
                                                                JMA) on Iriomote-jima, Ishigaki-jima, Tarama-shima and Yonaguni-
                                                                jima, Ryukyu Islands.

DEC 30  08 30 49.7  13.313 N   51.365 E   15 G  6.6  1.2  474  GULF OF ADEN. MW 6.6 (GCMT), 6.5 (GS). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS).    
                                                                ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 7.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (GCMT). Es 
                                                                1.9*10**15 Nm (GS).

NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES

SEP 22  11 22 00.2* 34.551 N   79.583 W    5 G  3.4  1.3    9  SOUTH CAROLINA. mbLg 3.4 (GS). Some windows broken in    
                                                                Chesterfield County. Felt (IV) at Wallace and (III) at Cheraw 
                                                                and Chesterfield. Also felt (III) at Hamlet and Laurinburg; (II) 
                                                                at Rockingham, North Carolina. Felt at Bennetsville, Columbia, 
                                                                Elgin, Hartsville, Lugoff, Mount Croghan, Patrick, Ruby and 
                                                                Society Hill, South Carolina. Also felt at China Grove, Hamlet, 
                                                                Holly Springs, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Lilesville, Morven, 
                                                                Rockingham and Southern Pines, North Carolina.

SEP 10  14 56 08.1  26.319 N   86.606 W   14 G  5.9  0.8  590  GULF OF MEXICO. MW 5.9 (GCMT), 5.8 (GS). mb 5.9 (GS). 
                                                                MS 5.5 (GS). ME 5.6 (GS). Mo 7.9*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                5.6*10**17 Nm (GS). Es 4.9*10**12 Nm (GS). Items were knocked 
                                                                from shelves and seiches were observed in swimming pools in 
                                                                parts of Florida. Felt (IV) at Brooksville, Crystal River, 
                                                                Kissimmee, Lakeland, Osteen, Palm Coast, Panama City, Port Saint 
                                                                Joe, Santa Rosa Beach, Titusville and Wimauma, Florida. Felt in 
                                                                much of Florida including (III) at Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, 
                                                                Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee and Tampa. Felt in parts of 
                                                                Georgia including (III) at Atlanta. Also felt in parts of 
                                                                Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South 
                                                                Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Also felt at Freeport, The 
                                                                Bahamas and at Cancun and Merida, Mexico.


Compiled by Pamela J. Benfield and NEIC Operations Staff.