Significant Earthquakes of the World

2009



                                          SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 2009


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 03  19 43 50.6   0.414 S  132.885 E   17 G  7.7  1.3  288  NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA. MW 7.7 (GCMT), 7.6    
                                                                (UCMT), 7.4 (GS). mb 6.6 (GS). MS 7.5 (GS). ME 7.7 (GS). Mo 
                                                                3.9*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 2.8*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 1.4*10**20 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.2*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 7.2*10**15 Nm (GS). At least four people 
                                                                killed at Manokwari and one killed at Sorong. At least 250 
                                                                people injured, 840 buildings damaged and power outages in 
                                                                western Papua. Felt (VI) at Manokwari and Sorong and (IV) at 
                                                                Nabire and Ransiki. Also felt on Ambon. A tsunami was recorded 
                                                                with the following wave heights (peak-to-trough): 78 cm at 
                                                                Manokwari, 38 cm on Biak and 20 cm at Jayapura, Indonesia; 13.0 
                                                                cm at Ishigakijima, 10.2 cm at Naha, 30.7 cm at Omaezeki and 
                                                                30.8 cm at Tosashimizu, Japan; 0.8 cm on Yap, Federated States 
                                                                of Micronesia; 20.0 cm on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; 3.7 
                                                                cm at Malakal, Palau; 5.2 cm on Wake Island.

JAN 03  20 23 20.1  36.419 N   70.743 E  205 D  6.6  0.9  344  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. MW 6.6 (GCMT). mb 5.8 (GS). Mo    
                                                                9.2*10**18 Nm (GCMT). Felt (IV) at Baghlan, Charikar and Jabal 
                                                                os Saraj; (III) at Bagrami, Jalalabad, Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif; 
                                                                (II) at Khowst. Also felt at Asadabad, Asmar, Eshkashem, Konduz, 
                                                                Mehtar Lam and Sarowbi. Felt (IV) at Peshawar and (III) at 
                                                                Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan. Felt (III) at Dushanbe, 
                                                                Tajikistan. Also felt at Khorugh and Uroteppa. Felt (II) at 
                                                                Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Also felt at Termiz. Felt at Delhi, 
                                                                Gurgaon and Pathankot, India; Srinagar, Kashmir; Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

JAN 03  22 33 40.2   0.691 S  133.305 E   23 G  7.4  1.0  314  NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA. MW 7.4 (GCMT), 7.3    
                                                                (UCMT), 7.2 (GS). mb 6.7 (GS). MS 7.4 (GS). ME 7.5 (GS). Mo 
                                                                9.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.4*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 1.2*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                6.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.5*10**15 Nm (GS). Casualties and 
                                                                damage are included with the event at 19:33 UTC. Felt (VII) at 
                                                                Manokwari, (VI) at Sorong, (IV) at Nabire and (III) at Biak.

JAN 04  05 10 33.5  36.729 N   22.281 E   10 G  4.3  0.9   65  SOUTHERN GREECE. MW 3.9 (ATH). mb 4.3 (GS). ML 4.1 (THE). One    
                                                                person killed and one injured by a falling wall at Khora 
                                                                Gaitson. Felt at Kalamata and Sparta.

JAN 08  19 21 35.6  10.165 N   84.197 W   14 G  6.1  0.9  289  COSTA RICA. MW 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (UCMT), 6.1 (GCMT), 6.0 (WCMT). mb    
                                                                5.7 (GS). MS 6.0 (GS). ME 6.0 (GS). Mo 1.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.8*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 1.5*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 1.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 2.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 2.3*10**13 Nm (GS). At least 23 
                                                                people killed, 100 injured and 17 missing in central Costa Rica. 
                                                                Many of the casualties were caused by landslides. A total of 518 
                                                                houses destroyed or damaged at Barrio Fatima de Heredia, Barrio 
                                                                Santa Cecilia de Aserri, Cinchona, Dulce Nombre de Alajuela, 
                                                                Infiernillo, Leon XIII, Los Guido, Poasito, Rio Cuarto, Sabana 
                                                                Redonda, Santa Rosa de Poas and Vara Blanca. Roads were damaged 
                                                                in the Cinchona and Vara Blanca areas and bridges were destroyed 
                                                                or damaged at Los Angeles, Rio Cuarto de Grecia and Bajos del 
                                                                Toro. Electricity was disrupted in parts of San Jose. Felt (VII) 
                                                                at Naranjo and (VI) at Alajuela, Asuncion, Cinco Esquinas, 
                                                                Escazu, Grecia, Heredia, Llorente, Mercedes, Sabanilla, San 
                                                                Francisco, San Jose, San Josecito, San Juan, San Pablo, San 
                                                                Rafael, San Vicente and Santa Ana. Felt throughout Costa Rica 
                                                                and in southern and central Nicaragua.

JAN 15  07 27 20.2  22.352 S  170.635 E   27 G  6.7  1.0  253  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 6.7 (UCMT), 6.6 (GCMT), 6.4    
                                                                (GS). mb 5.8 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 5.9 (GS). Mo 9.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 4.5*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.4*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 7.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (PPT). Es 1.7*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt at Noumea, New Caledonia.

JAN 15  17 49 39.0  46.857 N  155.154 E   36 G  7.4  0.9  522  EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS. MW 7.4 (UCMT), 7.4 (GCMT), 7.3 (GS),    
                                                                7.4 (WCMT). mb 6.9 (GS). MS 7.5 (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 1.6*10**20 
                                                                Nm (UCMT), 1.5*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 1.1*10**20 Nm (GS), 1.6*10**20 
                                                                Nm (WCMT), 1.8*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.8*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt at 
                                                                Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Recorded (2 JMA) in eastern and 
                                                                southern Hokkaido. Also recorded (2 JMA) in Aomori, Iwate and 
                                                                Miyagi; (1 JMA) in Akita, Honshu.

JAN 19  03 35 18.8  22.596 S  170.911 E   12 G  6.6  1.2  182  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS. MW 6.6 (GCMT), 6.5 (UCMT), 6.4    
                                                                (GS). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). Mo 8.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 8.3*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 4.8*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 4.3*10**13 
                                                                Nm (GS).

FEB 11  17 34 50.4   3.886 N  126.387 E   20 G  7.2  1.1  432  KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA. MW 7.2 (UCMT), 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (GCMT),    
                                                                7.1 (WCMT). mb 6.6 (GS). MS 7.3 (GS). ME 7.2 (GS). Mo 6.7*10**19 
                                                                Nm (UCMT), 5.9*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 5.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 5.0*10**19 
                                                                Nm (WCMT), 9.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.3*10**15 Nm (GS). At least 
                                                                64 people injured and 597 buildings damaged or destroyed in the 
                                                                Kepulauan Talaud. Felt (VI) at Lirung. Felt (V) on Pulau Sangihe 
                                                                and (IV) at Manado, Sulawesi. Felt (III PIVS) at Davao and (II 
                                                                PIVS) at General Santos, Philippines. Also felt at Mati.

FEB 18  21 53 45.1  27.424 S  176.330 W   25 G  7.0  0.9  353  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. MW 7.0 (GCMT), 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (UCMT), 6.9    
                                                                (WCMT). mb 6.8 (GS). MS 7.2 (GS). ME 7.5 (GS). Mo 3.5*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 2.8*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.7*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 2.5*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 5.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 4.3*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt at 
                                                                Wellington, New Zealand.

FEB 20  03 48 48.5  34.203 N   73.900 E   12 G  5.5  1.0  220  PAKISTAN. MW 5.5 (GCMT), 5.4 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS). ME 5.2 (GS). Mo    
                                                                2.4*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 1.4*10**17 Nm (GS). Es 1.4*10**12 Nm (GS). 
                                                                At least 44 people injured and landslides in Kashmir. Some 
                                                                buildings damaged at Balgran, Hattian, Islamabad, Jhelum, Jura, 
                                                                Lahore, Malial, Masarm, Muzzaffarabad, Rawalpindi and Uri, 
                                                                Pakistan. Some buildings damaged at Baramulla and Marsar, India. 
                                                                Felt strongly in the Chandigarh-Srinagar area, India.

MAR 06  10 50 29.4  80.324 N    1.853 W    9 G  6.5  0.9  341  NORTH OF SVALBARD. MW 6.5 (GCMT), 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (UCMT), 6.4    
                                                                (WCMT). mb 6.6 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 7.2 (GS). Mo 6.3*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 5.4*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 4.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 5.2*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT). Es 1.4*10**15 Nm (GS).

MAR 19  18 17 40.4  23.043 S  174.660 W   31 G  7.6  1.0  504  TONGA REGION. MW 7.6 (UCMT), 7.6 (GCMT), 7.6 (WCMT). mb 7.0 (GS).    
                                                                MS 7.6 (GS). ME 7.8 (GS). Mo 3.5*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 3.4*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 3.4*10**20 Nm (WCMT), 3.3*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 1.1*10**16 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt (VI) at Nuku`alofa. Felt at Havelu, Neiafu, Pangai 
                                                                and Vaini. Also felt at Suva, Fiji; Auckland, Lower Hutt, 
                                                                Taradale and Wellington, New Zealand; Apia, Samoa. A small 
                                                                tsunami was generated with wave heights (peak-to-trough, in cm.) 
                                                                at the following selected tide stations: 10.4 at Iquique, Chile; 
                                                                17.3 at Rarotonga, Cook Islands; 5.7 at Suva, Fiji; 27.0 at 
                                                                Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands; 10.0 at Honolulu, 18.6 at Kahului 
                                                                and 9.4 at Nawiliwili, Hawaii; 20.3 at Nuku Hiva and 14.5 at 
                                                                Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands; 10.0 at Napier, New Zealand; 8.7 at 
                                                                Niue; 22.8 at Callao, Peru; 10.7 at Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

MAR 26  04 44 11.6* 22.399 N   85.903 E   10 G  4.1  1.1   17  JHARKHAND, INDIA. mb 4.1 (GS). Five people injured and buildings    
                                                                damaged at Chaibasa. Felt at Bahalda, Itwari, Jamshedpur, 
                                                                Kharsawan, Rajnagar and Saraikela.

APR 06  01 32 39.0& 42.334 N   13.334 E    9    6.3       488  CENTRAL ITALY. <ROM>. MW 6.3 (UCMT), 6.3 (GCMT), 6.2 (GS), 6.2    
                                                                (WCMT), 6.2 (RMT), 6.3 (ROM). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.2 (GS). ME 6.3 
                                                                (GS). ML 6.3 (STR), 6.2 (PDG). Mo 3.7*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                3.4*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 2.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 2.9*10**18 Nm (WCMT), 
                                                                2.3*10**18 Nm (RMT), 3.7*10**18 Nm (ROM). Es 6.4*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                At least 295 people killed, 1,000 injured, 55,000 homeless, 
                                                                15,000 buildings damaged or destroyed and landslides in the 
                                                                L'Aquila area. Felt (VII) at L'Aquila; (VI) at Corfinio and San 
                                                                Demetrio ne' Vestini; (V) at Avezzano, Chieti, Pescara, Rieti, 
                                                                San Benedetto del Tronto, Sulmona and Teramo; (IV) at Amelia, 
                                                                Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Castelfrentano, Fiumicino, Fondi, 
                                                                Francavilla al Mare, Frosinone, Guidonia, Isernia, Lanciano, 
                                                                Latina, Macerata, Montesilvano, Naples, Osimo, Pesaro, Rome and 
                                                                Terni. Felt throughout central Italy and as far north as 
                                                                Florence, Milan and Venice and as far south as Bari and Salerno. 
                                                                Also felt in San Marino and at Vienna, Austria; Tirana, Albania; 
                                                                Knin, Croatia; Nuremberg, Germany; San Gwann, Malta; Celje, 
                                                                Slovenia; Zurich, Switzerland and Podgorica, Montenegro.

APR 07  04 23 33.1  46.049 N  151.548 E   31 G  6.9  0.9  493  KURIL ISLANDS. MW 6.9 (UCMT), 6.9 (GCMT), 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (WCMT).    
                                                                mb 6.5 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.6 (GS). Mo 3.1*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                2.5*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.8*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.9*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 
                                                                3.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 1.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at 
                                                                Kuril'sk and (II) at Severo-Kuril'sk and Yuzhno-Kuril'sk. Felt 
                                                                at Sapporo, Hokkaido. Recorded (3 JMA) in southeastern Hokkaido. 
                                                                Also recorded (1 JMA) in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi, Honshu.

APR 07  17 47 37.0& 42.275 N   13.464 E   15    5.5       376  CENTRAL ITALY. <ROM>. MW 5.5 (GS), 5.5 (UCMT), 5.5 (GCMT), 5.6    
                                                                (ROM). mb 5.4 (GS). MS 5.4 (GS). ME 5.4 (GS). ML 5.7 (STR), 5.6 
                                                                (PDG), 5.3 (LDG). Mo 2.5*10**17 Nm (UCMT), 2.5*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                1.9*10**17 Nm (GS), 2.9*10**17 Nm (ROM). Es 3.2*10**12 Nm (GS). 
                                                                One person was killed and additional damage to buildings in 
                                                                L'Aquila. Felt (VI) at L'Aquila and Manoppello; (V) at Alatri, 
                                                                Camerino, Celano, Penne, Pratola Peligna, Roseto degli Abruzzi, 
                                                                Sambuceto, Sulmona and Teramo; (IV) at Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, 
                                                                Avezzano, Cassino, Chieti, Colleferro, Falconara Maritima, 
                                                                Fermo, Francavilla al Mare, Frosinone, Guidonia, Lanciano, 
                                                                Lariano, Latina, Macerata, Mentana, Monterotondo, Montesilvano, 
                                                                Pesaro, Pescara, Rieti, Rome, San Benedetto del Tronto, Sora, 
                                                                Termoli and Terni. Felt throughout central Italy; as far north 
                                                                and northwest as Belluno and Parma and as far southeast as Bari 
                                                                and Lamezia Terme. Also felt along the northern coast of Sicily.

APR 09  01 46 58.2  27.143 N   70.749 E   44 D  5.1  0.9  202  INDIA-PAKISTAN BORDER REGION. MW 5.1 (GCMT). mb 5.2 (GS). Mo    
                                                                6.2*10**16 Nm (GCMT). At least 6 people injured and many 
                                                                buildings damaged at Jaisalmer, India. Felt at Bhuj, Bikaner, 
                                                                Jaipur, Jodhpur and by people in high-rise buildings at Delhi. 
                                                                Also felt at Kabul, Afghanistan and at Hyderabad and Sukkur, 
                                                                Pakistan.

APR 16  14 57 06.2  60.203 S   26.858 W   20 G  6.7  1.0  214  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.7 (UCMT), 6.7 (GCMT), 6.6    
                                                                (GS), 6.7 (WCMT). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 
                                                                8.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.3*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.6*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 
                                                                1.3*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 4.6*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 3.8*10**14 Nm (GS).

APR 16  21 27 51.3  34.185 N   70.076 E    6    5.2  1.0  237  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. MW 5.2 (GCMT). mb 5.4 (GS). Mo    
                                                                7.3*10**16 Nm (GCMT). At least 19 people killed, 51 injured, 
                                                                more than 200 homes destroyed and some livestock killed in 
                                                                Nangarhar. Felt (V) at Jalalabad and (III) at Kabul. Also felt 
                                                                at Fayzabad, Nurestan, Qarah Bagh, Panjab and Zarghun Shahr. 
                                                                Felt at Bhakkar, Chitral, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

APR 16  23 42 51.9  34.106 N   70.056 E    4    5.1  0.9  155  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. mb 5.1 (GS). Casualties and    
                                                                damage are included with the event at 21:27 UTC. Felt (V) at 
                                                                Jalalabad. Also felt at Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif. Felt at 
                                                                Islamabad and Kohat, Pakistan.

APR 18  19 17 58.9  46.015 N  151.427 E   35 G  6.6  0.9  459  KURIL ISLANDS. MW 6.6 (GCMT), 6.4 (GS), 6.7 (WCMT), 6.6 (UCMT).    
                                                                mb 6.3 (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). ME 6.3 (GS). Mo 5.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.0*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.4*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 1.1*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (UCMT), 1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 5.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (II) at 
                                                                Yuzhno-Kuril'sk. Recorded (3 JMA) in southeastern Hokkaido. Also 
                                                                recorded (1 JMA) in Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi, Honshu.

MAY 02  01 11 13.7& 34.069 N  118.882 W   14    4.1       162  GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA. <PAS>. MW 4.1 (PAS). mb 4.3    
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.7*10**15 Nm (PAS). One person injured in the Los 
                                                                Angeles area. Felt (IV) at Westlake Village; (III) at Agoura 
                                                                Hills, Avalon, Bell, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Chino Hills, 
                                                                Compton, Culver City, Encino, Garden Grove, Gardena, Hermosa 
                                                                Beach, Inglewood, Irvine, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Moorpark, 
                                                                Newbury Park, Northridge, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Panorama 
                                                                City, Paramount, Playa del Rey, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman 
                                                                Oaks, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Tustin, Valley 
                                                                Village, Van Nuys, Whittier and Woodland Hills; (II) throughout 
                                                                Los Angeles and Orange Counties, in much of Ventura County and 
                                                                in western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Felt as far as 
                                                                Lompoc, Palm Springs and San Diego.

MAY 16  00 53 51.2  31.553 S  178.833 W   43 G  6.5  0.9  466  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.5 (GCMT), 6.3 (GS), 6.6 (WCMT), 6.5    
                                                                (UCMT). mb 6.1 (GS). ME 6.0 (GS). Mo 7.2*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                4.0*10**18 Nm (GS), 8.6*10**18 Nm (WCMT), 8.3*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 2.0*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt at Gisborne, 
                                                                Rotorua and Wellington, New Zealand.

MAY 19  17 35 01.0  25.291 N   37.740 E    5 G  5.7  0.9  254  WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA. MW 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (GCMT), 5.6 (UCMT). mb 5.7    
                                                                (GS). MS 5.3 (GS). ME 5.3 (GS). Mo 4.0*10**17 Nm (GS), 
                                                                4.0*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 3.4*10**17 Nm (UCMT). Es 1.7*10**12 Nm 
                                                                (GS). At least seven people injured in Al Madinah. Felt at Al 
                                                                `Ula, Al Wajh, Medina, Umm Lajj, Yanbu` al Bahr and in other 
                                                                parts of Al Madinah. Several large ground cracks and landslides 
                                                                were observed in Al Madinah.

MAY 28  08 24 46.5  16.731 N   86.217 W   19 G  7.3  1.1  464  OFFSHORE HONDURAS. MW 7.3 (GCMT), 7.3 (WCMT), 7.2 (UCMT). mb 6.7    
                                                                (GS). MS 7.2 (GS). ME 8.1 (GS). MD 7.2 (SNET). Mo 9.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (UCMT), 1.3*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 1.1*10**20 Nm (WCMT), 8.0*10**19 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 3.5*10**16 Nm (GS). At least 7 people killed, 40 
                                                                injured and more than 130 buildings damaged or destroyed in 
                                                                northern Honduras, including the Islas de la Bahia. The central 
                                                                span of a major bridge at El Progreso was destroyed. Felt (VII) 
                                                                at El Progreso, Jose Santos Guardiola, La Lima, Omoa, Puerto 
                                                                Cortes and Utila; (VI) at French Harbor, La Ceiba, Roatan, Sambo 
                                                                Creek, San Pedro Sula, Sandy Bay and Tela; (V) at Arizona, 
                                                                Guanaja, Mateo, Santa Rosa de Copan, Siguatepeque, Tocoa and 
                                                                Villanueva. At least 5 buildings destroyed and 25 damaged in 
                                                                Belize. Felt (VI) at Dangriga; (V) at Belize City, Benque Viejo 
                                                                and Punta Gorda; (IV) at Belmopan, San Ignacio and San Pedro. 
                                                                Felt (V) at Colon and (IV) at Antiguo Cuscatlan, Mejicanos, San 
                                                                Miguel and San Salvador, El Salvador. Felt (VI) at Livingston 
                                                                and Puerto Barrios; (V) at Villa Canales; (IV) at Antigua 
                                                                Guatemala, Chichicastenango, Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, Coban, 
                                                                Fraijanes, Guatemala, Mixco and Villa Nueva, Guatemala. Felt 
                                                                (III) at Carmen, Chetumal, Merida and Villahermosa; (II) at 
                                                                Cancun and Mexico, Mexico. Also felt (II) at Havana, Cuba. Felt 
                                                                in much of Honduras and throughout Belize, El Salvador and 
                                                                Guatemala. Also felt in The Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Virgin 
                                                                Islands and in parts of Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, 
                                                                Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Seiches were reported in swimming 
                                                                pools at La Ceiba and Roatan, Honduras. Ground cracks and 
                                                                possible liquefaction were observed at Monkey River, Belize.

MAY 29  06 20 14.6  17.026 S  168.329 E   13 G  5.7  1.1  145  VANUATU. MW 5.7 (GCMT), 5.6 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS). MS 5.5 (GS). Mo    
                                                                4.5*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 3.2*10**17 Nm (GS). Ten people injured, 
                                                                several buildings damaged or destroyed, several roads damaged, 
                                                                water utilities disrupted and landslides occurred on Tongoa.

JUN 02  02 17 03.5  17.757 S  167.949 E   15 G  6.3  0.9  257  VANUATU. MW 6.3 (UCMT), 6.3 (GCMT). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 6.2 (GS). ME    
                                                                5.9 (GS). Mo 4.2*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 4.1*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                6.5*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 1.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Four people injured, 
                                                                some buildings damaged, utilities disrupted and landslides 
                                                                occurred on Tongoa. Felt (III) at Port-Vila. Also felt at 
                                                                Lakatoro, Luganville and Norsup.

JUN 13  17 17 37.7  44.725 N   78.866 E   11 G  5.4  0.7  398  EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN. MW 5.4 (UCMT), 5.4 (GCMT), 5.3 (GS). mb 5.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 5.1 (GS). ME 5.2 (GS). Mo 1.7*10**17 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                1.6*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 1.3*10**17 Nm (GS). Es 1.6*10**12 Nm (GS). 
                                                                One person died of a heart attack and several buildings damaged 
                                                                (VII) at Tekeli. Felt (III) at Almaty. Also felt at Druzhba and 
                                                                Ushtobe. Felt at Yining, China.

JUN 23  14 19 22.3   5.157 S  153.782 E   64 G  6.7  1.2  269  NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. MW 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (UCMT),    
                                                                6.7 (GCMT), 6.7 (WCMT). mb 6.3 (GS). ME 6.5 (GS). Mo 1.5*10**19 
                                                                Nm (GCMT), 1.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.6*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 1.5*10**19 
                                                                Nm (UCMT). Es 1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (V) at Kokopo, New 
                                                                Britain. Also felt at Arawa, Bougainville.

JUL 04  06 49 35.5   9.590 N   78.966 W   38 G  6.1  0.9  358  PANAMA. MW 6.1 (GCMT), 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (UCMT). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 5.5    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). Mo 1.5*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 1.2*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (UCMT), 1.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Es 3.2*10**13 Nm (GS). At least 32 
                                                                people injured and 10 buildings damaged (V) in the Panama City 
                                                                area. Felt (V) at Alcaldediaz, Balboa, Cativa, Cerro Azul, 
                                                                Chame, La Cabima, Las Guias, Margarita, Tocumen and Veracruz; 
                                                                (IV) at Ancon, Anton, Arraijan, Colon, La Chorrera, Las Cumbres, 
                                                                Penonome, Sabanitas and San Miguelito; (III) at Bejuco, 
                                                                Chilibre, Nueva Gorgona, Paraiso, Puerto Pilon, Taboga and Vista 
                                                                Alegre. Felt in much of Panama. Felt (II) at Barranquilla, 
                                                                Colombia. Also felt at Cartagena and Santa Marta. Felt at San 
                                                                Jose, Costa Rica.

JUL 09  11 19 16.2  25.632 N  101.095 E    7 G  5.7  1.0  151  YUNNAN, CHINA. MW 5.7 (UCMT), 5.7 (GCMT), 5.6 (GS). mb 5.5 (GS).    
                                                                MS 5.6 (GS). Mo 5.1*10**17 Nm (GCMT), 4.0*10**17 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                3.2*10**17 Nm (GS). One person killed, 336 people injured and 
                                                                severe damage in the Yao'an area. Felt (IV) at Dali and (III) at 
                                                                Kunming. Also felt at Xichang. Felt at Bangkok, Thailand.

JUL 15  09 22 29.0& 45.762 S  166.562 E   12 G  7.8       434  OFF WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, N.Z. <WEL>. MW 7.8 (GCMT),    
                                                                7.7 (WCMT), 7.6 (UCMT). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 7.7 (GS). ME 7.5 (GS). 
                                                                ML 7.3 (WEL). Mo 5.8*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 4.5*10**20 Nm (WCMT), 
                                                                3.1*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 6.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 3.7*10**15 Nm 
                                                                (GS). A water main was broken at Winton, walls of buildings were 
                                                                cracked at Invercargill and items fell from shelves throughout 
                                                                Southland. Power outages occurred in several parts of the South 
                                                                Island. Several small landslides were also reported. Geodetic 
                                                                measurements indicate the southern tip of the South Island 
                                                                shifted as much as 35 cm to the west-southwest. Felt (VI) at Te 
                                                                Anau and Tuatapere; (V) at Arrowtown, Edendale, Lumsden and 
                                                                Winton; (IV) at Bluff, Gore, Invercargill, Outram, Queenstown 
                                                                and Wanaka. Felt throughout the South Island, the southern part 
                                                                of the North Island and as far away as southeast Australia. A 
                                                                tsunami with wave heights in centimeters (peak-to-trough) was 
                                                                recorded at the following stations: 100 at Jackson Bay; 25 at 
                                                                Charleston; 12 at Dog Island, New Zealand; 14 at Port Kembla and 
                                                                6 at Spring Bay, Australia.

AUG 03  17 59 56.1  29.039 N  112.903 W   10 G  6.9  1.3  243  GULF OF CALIFORNIA. MW 6.9 (GCMT), 6.8 (GS), 6.9 (WCMT), 6.8    
                                                                (UCMT). mb 6.2 (GS). ME 7.3 (GS). Mo 2.6*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                1.8*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.6*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 2.3*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 2.0*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (IV) at Bahia 
                                                                de Kino and Caborca, (III) at Puerto Penasco and (II) at 
                                                                Hermosillo, Sonora. Felt (III) at San Felipe and (II) at 
                                                                Tijuana, Baja California. Felt widely in Baja California, Baja 
                                                                California Sur and Sonora. Felt (III) at Mesa, Phoenix and 
                                                                Tucson; (II) in much of southern Arizona. Felt (III) at 
                                                                Carlsbad, Los Angeles and San Diego; (II) in large parts of 
                                                                southern California. Felt at El Paso, Texas and Las Vegas, 
                                                                Nevada and as far as San Jose, California.

AUG 08  13 26 17.5  29.358 N  105.438 E   10 G  3.7  1.2   24  SICHUAN-CHONGQING BORDER REGION, CHINA. mb 3.7 (GS). At least two    
                                                                people killed, one person slightly injured and 440 houses 
                                                                damaged or destroyed in Rongchang.

AUG 09  10 55 55.1  33.167 N  137.944 E  292 G  7.1  0.9  447  NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 7.1 (GS), 7.1 (UCMT),    
                                                                7.1 (GCMT), 7.1 (NIED). mb 6.5 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). Mo 4.9*10**19 
                                                                Nm (GS), 4.9*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 4.8*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 5.5*10**19 
                                                                Nm (NIED), 5.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 4.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (V) 
                                                                at Narita; (IV) at Akiruno, Atsugi, Ayase, Chiba, Ebina, Fussa, 
                                                                Hamura, Sagamihara, Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka and Zushi; (III) 
                                                                at Fuchu, Fujisawa, Hachioji, Kawasaki, Musashimurayama, 
                                                                Musashino, Nagoya, Osaka, Tachikawa, Tsukuba, Yamato and Zama; 
                                                                (II) at Misawa. Widely felt throughout central and southern 
                                                                Honshu. Recorded (4 JMA) in Chiba, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Miyagi, 
                                                                Saitama, Tochigi and Tokyo; (3 JMA) in Gumma, Iwate, Kanagawa, 
                                                                Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Yamagata and Yamanashi; (2 JMA) in 
                                                                Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Fukui, Gifu, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Mie, Nara, 
                                                                Osaka, Shiga, Toyama and Wakayama; (1 JMA) in Hiroshima, Kyoto, 
                                                                Okayama, Tottori and Yamaguchi. Recorded (2 JMA) in eastern 
                                                                Hokkaido and (1 JMA) in southern Hokkaido. Recorded (2 JMA) in 
                                                                Kagawa and (1 JMA) in Kochi and Tokushima, Shikoku. Recorded (3 
                                                                JMA) on Hachijo-jima and (2 JMA) on Aogo-shima, Kozu-shima, 
                                                                Mikura-jima, Miyake-jima, Nii-jima, O-shima, Shikine-jima and To-
                                                                shima. Recorded (2 JMA) in the Chichijima-retto and Hahajima-
                                                                retto.

AUG 10  04 06 31.0  11.612 S  166.090 E   35 G  6.6  1.3  251  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (UCMT), 6.5 (GCMT). mb 5.8    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). ME 5.8 (GS). Mo 9.4*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                8.6*10**18 Nm (GS), 8.4*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 1.2*10**19 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                Es 9.9*10**12 Nm (GS).

AUG 10  19 55 38.7  14.099 N   92.902 E   24 G  7.5  1.0  303  ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION. MW 7.5 (UCMT), 7.5 (GCMT), 7.5    
                                                                (WCMT). mb 6.9 (GS). MS 7.6 (GS). ME 7.5 (GS). Mo 2.0*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 2.5*10**20 Nm (WCMT), 2.1*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 2.6*10**20 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 3.5*10**15 Nm (GS). Felt (V) at Porur, (IV) at 
                                                                Bamboo Flat, Contai, Port Blair and Raurkela and (III) along 
                                                                much of the east coast of India, including Calcutta and Madras. 
                                                                Felt in large parts of eastern and southern India and as far as 
                                                                Delhi. Felt (IV) at Chittagong and (III) at Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
                                                                Felt (III) at Rangoon, Burma and at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 
                                                                (II) at Male, Maldives; Kathmandu, Nepal; Bangkok and Chiang 
                                                                Mai, Thailand. Felt strongly at Banda Aceh, Indonesia and as far 
                                                                as Padang and Jakarta. Also felt in parts of Bhutan, Cambodia, 
                                                                Laos, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and in Hainan, China.

AUG 10  20 07 09.1  34.743 N  138.264 E   40    6.2  0.9  163  NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 6.2 (NIED). mb 6.1    
                                                                (GS). Mo 2.3*10**18 Nm (NIED). One person killed, 123 people 
                                                                injured and 5,192 buildings damaged in the Shizuoka area. One 
                                                                road damaged at Tokyo. Felt (VI) at Shizuoka; (V) at Akiruno and 
                                                                Namazu; (IV) at Ayase, Gotemba, Machida, Matsumoto, Okazaki, 
                                                                Tachikawa, Tokyo, Yamato, Yokohama, Zama and Zushi; (III) at 
                                                                Atsugi, Hachioji, Hamura, Kawasaki, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, 
                                                                Sagamihara and Yokosuka. A tsunami with wave heights (center-to-
                                                                peak) was recorded at the following tide stations: 7 cm at 
                                                                Owase, 7 cm at Shimizuminato, 17 cm at Uchiura, 39 cm at 
                                                                Omaezaki and 60 cm at Yaizu. Recorded (6L JMA) in Shizuoka; (5L 
                                                                JMA) in Nagano; (4 JMA) in Aichi, Chiba, Gifu, Kanagawa, Tokyo 
                                                                and Yamanashi; (3 JMA) in Fukui, Gumma, Hyogo, Ibaraki, 
                                                                Ishikawa, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Niigata, Osaka, Saitama, Shiga, 
                                                                Tochigi, Tottori and Toyama; (2 JMA) in Fukushima, Miyagi, 
                                                                Okayama and Shimane; (1 JMA) in Hiroshima, Wakayama and 
                                                                Yamagata. Recorded (4 JMA) on Nii-jima; (3 JMA) on Kozu-shima, O-
                                                                shima and To-shima; (2 JMA) on Mikura-jima and Miyake-jima. Also 
                                                                recorded (1 JMA) in Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima, Shikoku.

AUG 12  22 48 51.4  32.821 N  140.395 E   53 G  6.6  0.8  336  IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (UCMT), 6.6 (GCMT),    
                                                                6.6 (WCMT), 6.5 (NIED). mb 6.2 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). Mo 9.4*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GCMT), 9.1*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 1.0*10**19 
                                                                Nm (UCMT), 6.6*10**18 Nm (NIED), 1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                8.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (III) at Tachikawa, Tokyo, Yokosuka, 
                                                                Zama and Zushi; (II) at Ayase and Yokohama, Honshu. Also felt at 
                                                                Atsugi, Fujisawa, Hamamatsu, Hamura, Ichinoseki, Maebashi, 
                                                                Matsudo, Mitaka, Moriguchi, Musashimurayama, Musashino, 
                                                                Sagamihara, Sendai, Suwa, Uenohara, Urayasu and Yamato. Recorded 
                                                                (5L JMA) on Hachijo-jima; (4 JMA) on Aogo-shima; (3 JMA) on Kozu-
                                                                shima, Mikura-jima, Miyake-jima and Nii-jima; (2 JMA) on O-shima 
                                                                and To-shima. Also recorded (3 JMA) in Chiba, Fukushima, 
                                                                Kanagawa and Shizuoka; (2 JMA) in Gumma, Ibaraki, Iwate, Miyagi, 
                                                                Nagano, Saitama, Tochigi and Yamanashi; (1 JMA) in Aomori, Gifu, 
                                                                Hyogo, Niigata, Wakayama and Yamagata, Honshu.

AUG 16  07 38 21.7   1.479 S   99.490 E   20 G  6.7  1.1  369  KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA. MW 6.7 (GCMT), 6.5 (GS),    
                                                                6.7 (WCMT), 6.6 (UCMT). mb 6.5 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 6.8 (GS). 
                                                                Mo 8.0*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.2*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.2*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 1.1*10**19 Nm (UCMT). Es 3.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Nine people 
                                                                injured in the Padang area. Felt (V) at Padang; (IV) at 
                                                                Pekanbaru and Sibolga; (III) at Padangpanjang and Painan, 
                                                                Sumatra. Also felt at Payakumbuh and at Gunungsitoli, Nias. Felt 
                                                                (III) at Petaling Jaya and (II) at Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, 
                                                                Malaysia. Also felt at Keluang, Melaka, Shah Alam and Sungai 
                                                                Chua. Felt (II) in Singapore. A tsunami with a wave height (peak-
                                                                to-trough) of 36 cm was recorded at Padang.

AUG 17  00 05 49.0  23.501 N  123.499 E   20 G  6.7  1.0  345  SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN. MW 6.7 (GCMT), 6.6 (GS), 6.7    
                                                                (WCMT), 6.6 (UCMT), 6.7 (NIED). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 6.6 (GS). ME 7.1 
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.2*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.1*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.3*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 1.1*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 1.3*10**19 Nm (PPT), 1.2*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (NIED). Es 8.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt at Gushikawa and Ishigaki. 
                                                                Felt (III) at Taipei and (II) at Hsin-chu, Taiwan. Also felt at 
                                                                Chu-pei, Hsia-yuan-lin, Hsin-chuang, Kang-shan, Pan-ch'iao, 
                                                                P'ing-tung, T'ai-chung, T'ai-nan and Yung-ho. Also felt at 
                                                                Xiamen, China. Recorded (3 JMA) on Iriomote-jima, Ishigaki-jima, 
                                                                Tarama-shima and Yonaguni-jima and (2 JMA) on Miyako-jima. 
                                                                Recorded (4 TAP) in T'ai-tung; (3 TAP) in Chang-hua, Hua-lien, I-
                                                                lan, Nan-t'ou, T'ai-chung and Yun-lin; (2 TAP) in Chia-i, Hsin-
                                                                chu, Kao-hsiung, Miao-li, P'eng-hu, P'ing-tung and T'ao-yuan.

AUG 28  01 51 20.4   7.146 S  123.427 E  642 D  6.9  0.8  350  BANDA SEA. MW 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (UCMT), 6.9 (GCMT), 6.9 (WCMT). mb    
                                                                6.3 (GS). Mo 2.7*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 2.4*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                2.5*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 2.4*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 8.3*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                Felt (III) at Karangkates, Kupang, Makassar and Namlea and (II) 
                                                                on Bali, Indonesia. Also felt at Mataram. Felt at Dili, Timor-
                                                                Leste.

AUG 30  14 51 32.8  15.223 S  172.571 W   11 G  6.6  1.0  431  SAMOA ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.6 (UCMT), 6.6 (GCMT), 6.5 (GS). mb 6.4    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.3 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). Mo 6.3*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.1*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 1.0*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 8.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                Es 5.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt (III) at Pago Pago and (II) at 
                                                                Ili`ili, American Samoa. Also felt at Aoloau, Aua, Faga`alu, 
                                                                Fagatogo, Leone, Mapusagafou, Nu`uuli, Pava`ia`i, Tafuna, 
                                                                Vailoatai and Vatia. Felt (III) at Apia, Samoa. Also felt at 
                                                                Lalovi and Vailoa.

SEP 02  07 55 01.0   7.782 S  107.297 E   46 G  7.0  0.9  312  JAVA, INDONESIA. MW 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (UCMT), 7.0 (GCMT), 6.9 (WCMT).    
                                                                mb 6.8 (GS). MS 7.0 (GS). ME 7.1 (GS). Mo 4.2*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                3.9*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 3.6*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 3.1*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 3.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 8.8*10**14 Nm (GS). At least 81 
                                                                people killed, more than 1,297 injured, 25,000 displaced and 
                                                                severe damage in western Java, including at least 30 people 
                                                                killed and 27 missing due to a landslide at Cikangkareng. Felt 
                                                                (VII) at Tasikmalaya; (VI) at Cianjur and Sukabumi; (V) at 
                                                                Bandung, Bekasi, Bogor and Purwakarta; (IV) at Cibinong, 
                                                                Cikarang, Ciputat, Cirebon, Depok, Jakarta, Pekalongan, Serpong, 
                                                                Tangerang and Yogyakarta; (III) at Karangkates, Klaten, 
                                                                Semarang, Sleman, Tretes and Wonosari. Felt widely on Java. A 
                                                                tsunami of about 1 m was recorded on a tide gauge at 
                                                                Pameungpeuk. Felt (IV) at Denpasar and (II) at Kuta, Bali. Also 
                                                                felt at Ubud. Felt at Jambi and Metro, Sumatra and on Sumbawa. 
                                                                Felt (V) in Singapore.

SEP 07  22 41 37.3  42.660 N   43.443 E   15 G  6.0  0.8  309  GEORGIA (SAK'ART'VELO). MW 6.0 (GCMT), 5.9 (UCMT), 5.8 (GS), 5.9    
                                                                (WCMT). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 5.8 (GS). ME 5.6 (GS). Mo 7.3*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.2*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 9.9*10**17 Nm (WCMT), 8.6*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (UCMT). Es 5.9*10**12 Nm (GS). One person injured at Oni. At 
                                                                least 1,000 houses damaged or destroyed in northwestern Georgia. 
                                                                Felt (IV) at Tbilisi and (III) at Rustavi. Also felt at Bat'umi, 
                                                                Borjomi, K'ut'aisi, Lagodekhi, Marneuli, Poti, Sach'khere, 
                                                                Sokhumi, T'elavi and Zugdidi. Felt (II) at Rostov, Russia. Also 
                                                                felt at Alagir, Babayurt, Derbent, Il'inka, Makhachkala, Maykop, 
                                                                Nal'chik, Pavlodol'skaya, Pokrovskoye, Sochi, Stavropol' and 
                                                                Vladikavkaz. Felt at Ach'ajur, Dilijan, Gyumri, Noyemberyan, 
                                                                Spitak, Step'anavan and Yerevan, Armenia. Also felt at Ardahan, 
                                                                Kars, Rize and Trabzon, Turkey.

SEP 12  20 06 25.4  10.709 N   67.927 W   14 G  6.4  1.2  508  OFFSHORE CARABOBO, VENEZUELA. MW 6.4 (GCMT), 6.3 (UCMT), 6.2    
                                                                (GS), 6.3 (WCMT), 6.2 (CAR). mb 6.3 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 7.1 
                                                                (GS). Mo 4.4*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 3.7*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 2.8*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GS), 3.5*10**18 Nm (WCMT), 5.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 
                                                                1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). At least 18 people injured and 17 buildings 
                                                                damaged north of Moron. Felt (VI) in parts of Carabobo; (V) at 
                                                                Baruta, Caracas, El Limon, Guarenas, La Victoria, Los Dos 
                                                                Caminos, Maiquetia, Maracay, Puerto Cabello, San Antonio de los 
                                                                Altos, Turmero and Valencia; (IV) at Barinas, Barquisimeto, 
                                                                Cagua, Chacao, El Cafetal, El Hatillo, Guatire, Los Teques and 
                                                                Petare. Felt in much of northern and central Venezuela. Felt 
                                                                (III) at Willemstad and (II) at Kralendijk, Netherlands 
                                                                Antilles. Also felt at Antriol, Groot Piscadera, Hato, Montana 
                                                                Abou, Ronde Klip and Tera Kora. Felt at Oranjestad, Aruba and at 
                                                                Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Medellin and Santa Marta, 
                                                                Colombia.

SEP 18  11 53 48.0   6.513 N  124.715 E   10 G  5.7  1.1   88  MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES. MW 5.7 (UCMT), 5.7 (GCMT). mb 5.4 (GS). MS    
                                                                5.2 (GS). Mo 4.1*10**17 Nm (UCMT), 3.9*10**17 Nm (GCMT). At 
                                                                least 91 people injured and 76 buildings damaged in South 
                                                                Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat. Felt (IV PIVS) at Isulan, 
                                                                Koronadal, Polomolok and Tacurong; (III PIVS) at Cotabato, 
                                                                Davao, Digos, General Santos and Kabacan; (II PIVS) at Kidapawan 
                                                                and Matan-ao. Also felt at Banga.

SEP 18  23 06 57.7   9.138 S  115.593 E   79    5.7  1.1  375  SOUTH OF BALI, INDONESIA. MW 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (UCMT), 5.7 (GCMT). mb    
                                                                6.0 (GS). Mo 5.3*10**17 Nm (GS), 5.2*10**17 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                5.0*10**17 Nm (GCMT). At least seven people injured and several 
                                                                buildings damaged in the Denpasar area. Felt (VI) at Denpasar; 
                                                                (V) at Klungkung; (IV) at Kuta and Ubud; (III) at Tabanan; (II) 
                                                                at Singaraja. Also felt at Karangasem. Felt (IV) at Ampenan and 
                                                                Mataram, Lombok. Felt (III) at Banyuwangi and (II) at Tretes, 
                                                                Java. Felt at Sumbawa, Sumbawa.

SEP 21  08 53 05.9  27.332 N   91.437 E   14 G  6.1  1.0  259  BHUTAN. MW 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (GCMT), 6.2 (WCMT), 6.1 (UCMT). mb 6.1    
                                                                (GS). MS 6.1 (GS). ME 5.8 (GS). Mo 1.9*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                1.6*10**18 Nm (GS), 2.7*10**18 Nm (WCMT), 1.9*10**18 Nm (UCMT). 
                                                                Es 1.1*10**13 Nm (GS). At least eleven people killed and dozens 
                                                                injured in Mongar and Tashigang. Many buildings destroyed and 
                                                                many roads damaged throughout Bhutan. Cracks appeared in 
                                                                buildings at Guwahati, India. Felt (VI) at Tashigang and (IV) at 
                                                                Thimphu. Also felt at Phuntsholing and Tshongdue. Felt (II) at 
                                                                Calcutta, India. Also felt at Barpeta, Bidhannagar, Dispur, 
                                                                Guwahati, Kalimpong, Nagaon, Nalbari, North Dum Dum, Patna, 
                                                                Shillong, Silchar, Tezpur and Tura. Felt in northern Bangladesh, 
                                                                at Lhasa, China and at Kathmandu, Nepal.

SEP 29  17 48 10.9  15.489 S  172.095 W   18 G  8.1  1.0  520  SAMOA ISLANDS REGION. MW 8.1 (GCMT), 8.0 (UCMT). mb 7.1 (GS). MS    
                                                                8.1 (GS). ME 8.0 (GS). Mo 1.7*10**21 Nm (GCMT), 1.2*10**21 Nm 
                                                                (UCMT), 3.5*10**21 Nm (PPT). Es 2.0*10**16 Nm (GS). At least 149 
                                                                people killed in Samoa, 34 killed in American Samoa and 9 
                                                                killed, 7 injured and 500 displaced on Niuatoputapu, Tonga. 
                                                                Widespread damage to infrastructure occurred at Pago Pago, 
                                                                American Samoa, in many parts of Samoa and on Niuatoputapu, 
                                                                Tonga. Nearly all of the casualties and damage was caused by 
                                                                large tsunamis, with runup heights of 12 m at Poloa, 7 m at Pago 
                                                                Pago and Tula, American Samoa and 3 m on Niuatoputapu. Felt (VI) 
                                                                at Nu`uuli and (IV) at Ili`ili and Tafuna, American Samoa. Felt 
                                                                (V) at Apia, Samoa. Felt in much of American Samoa, Samoa and 
                                                                northern Tonga and as far away as Wallis and Futuna Islands. The 
                                                                tsunami was recorded with the following wave heights (peak-to-
                                                                trough) on these selected tide stations: 411 cm at Pago Pago, 
                                                                American Samoa; 140 cm at Apia, Samoa; 111 cm at Rarotonga, Cook 
                                                                Islands; 64 cm in the Chatham Islands, 37 cm at Raoul, 21 cm at 
                                                                Tauranga, 14 cm at Gisborne and 11 cm at Wellington, New 
                                                                Zealand; 28 cm at Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 22 cm at Point Kemblao, 
                                                                Australia; 25 cm at Luganville, Vanuatu; 36 cm at Honolulu, 
                                                                Hawaii; 29 cm at Papeete, French Polynesia; 36 cm at Ofunato, 
                                                                Japan; 11 cm at Old Harbor and 4 cm at Seward, Alaska; 66 cm at 
                                                                Crescent City and 26 cm at Los Angeles, California; 42 cm at 
                                                                Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; 27 cm on Baltra, Ecuador; 73 cm at 
                                                                Antofagasta and 40 cm at Valparaiso, Chile.

SEP 30  10 16 09.2   0.720 S   99.867 E   81 G  7.6  0.9  498  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA. MW 7.6 (GCMT), 7.5 (GS), 7.6 (WCMT),    
                                                                7.5 (UCMT). mb 7.1 (GS). ME 7.6 (GS). Mo 2.7*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                2.3*10**20 Nm (GS), 3.1*10**20 Nm (WCMT), 2.6*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                1.7*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 4.8*10**15 Nm (GS). At least 1,117 
                                                                people killed, 1,214 injured, 181,665 buildings destroyed or 
                                                                damaged and about 451,000 people displaced in the Padang-
                                                                Pariaman area. Landslides disrupted power and communications in 
                                                                the area. Damage estimated at 2.3 billion U.S. dollars. Felt 
                                                                (VII) at Padang; (VI) at Bukittinggi; (IV) at Bengkulu, Duri, 
                                                                Mukomuko and Sibolga; (III) at Pekanbaru. Also felt (IV) at 
                                                                Gunungsitoli, Nias and (II) at Jakarta, Java. Felt throughout 
                                                                Sumatra and in much of Java. Felt (III) in Singapore and at 
                                                                George Town, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam 
                                                                and Sungai Chua, Malaysia. Felt in much of Peninsular Malaysia 
                                                                and as far away as Chiang Mai, Thailand. A 27-cm (center-to-
                                                                peak) local tsunami was recorded at Padang, Sumatra.

OCT 01  01 52 27.3   2.482 S  101.524 E    9 G  6.6  1.1  417  SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA. MW 6.6 (UCMT), 6.6 (GCMT), 6.5 (GS),    
                                                                6.6 (WCMT). mb 5.9 (GS). MS 6.7 (GS). ME 7.4 (GS). Mo 9.8*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GCMT), 6.4*10**18 Nm (GS), 9.0*10**18 Nm (WCMT), 1.0*10**19 
                                                                Nm (UCMT). Es 3.1*10**15 Nm (GS). Three people killed and dozens 
                                                                of houses collapsed in Kerinci. Damage estimated at 10 million 
                                                                U.S. dollars. Felt (IV) at Jambi, Kapahiang and Padangpanjang 
                                                                and (III) at Bengkulu and Pekanbaru. Also felt at Duri and 
                                                                Padang. Felt (II) at Jakarta, Java and in Singapore. Felt (II) 
                                                                at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also felt at Johor Bahru.

OCT 04  10 58 00.1   6.740 N  123.378 E  620 G  6.6  1.0  419  MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES. MW 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (UCMT), 6.6    
                                                                (GCMT), 6.6 (WCMT). mb 6.4 (GS). ME 6.6 (GS). Mo 1.1*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.0*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 1.0*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT). Es 1.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt (II PIVS) at General Santos 
                                                                and Padada and (I PIVS) at Davao and Tarragona. Also felt at 
                                                                Zamboanga.

OCT 07  21 41 13.2   4.079 N  122.371 E  574 D  6.8  1.1  326  CELEBES SEA. MW 6.8 (UCMT), 6.8 (GCMT), 6.7 (GS), 6.7 (WCMT). mb    
                                                                6.3 (GS). ME 6.0 (GS). Mo 1.8*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 1.8*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 1.6*10**19 Nm (GS), 1.5*10**19 Nm (WCMT). Es 2.1*10**13 
                                                                Nm (GS).

OCT 07  22 03 14.4  13.006 S  166.510 E   45 G  7.7  1.3  283  VANUATU. MW 7.6 (GCMT), 7.7 (WCMT), 7.6 (UCMT). mb 6.4 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.3 (GS). ME 6.9 (GS). Mo 3.3*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 4.3*10**20 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 3.3*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 4.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Es 5.3*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt at Lakatoro, Luganville, Port-Olry, Port-Vila and 
                                                                Sola. Also felt at Honiara, Solomon Islands. Tsunami information 
                                                                is included with the larger event at 22:18 UTC.

OCT 07  22 18 51.2  12.517 S  166.382 E   35 G  7.8  1.0  195  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. MW 7.8 (UCMT), 7.8 (GCMT). mb 6.4 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.9 (GS). Mo 6.7*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 6.4*10**20 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                1.3*10**21 Nm (PPT). A tsunami with maximum wave heights (peak-
                                                                to-trough) was recorded at the following selected tide stations: 
                                                                62 cm at Port-Vila and 20 cm at Luganville, Vanuatu; 14 cm at 
                                                                Honiara, Solomon Islands; 24 cm at Rosslyn Bay, Australia; 6 cm 
                                                                at Suva, Fiji; 8 cm at Apia, Samoa; 14 cm at Pago Pago, American 
                                                                Samoa; 6 cm at Papeete, French Polynesia; 14 cm at Hilo, 10 cm 
                                                                at Honolulu, 38 cm at Kahului, 40 cm at Kawaihae and 16 cm at 
                                                                Nawiliwili, Hawaii; 12 cm in the Midway Islands; 6 cm on Wake 
                                                                Island; 18 cm at Coquimbo and 10 cm at Iquique, Chile; 8 cm at 
                                                                Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; 12 cm at Point Reyes, 30 cm at Santa 
                                                                Barbara and 10 cm at Santa Monica, California; 6 cm at Neah Bay, 
                                                                Washington; 8 cm at Tofino, Canada; 16 cm on Adak and 12 cm on 
                                                                Atka, Alaska.

OCT 07  22 50 15.7  12.390 S  166.086 E   21    6.8  0.9   74  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. MW 6.8 (GCMT). mb 5.8 (GS). Mo 2.0*10**19 Nm    
                                                                (GCMT).

OCT 07  23 13 48.1  13.093 S  166.497 E   31    7.4  1.0  314  VANUATU. MW 7.4 (GCMT), 7.4 (WCMT), 7.3 (UCMT). mb 6.4 (GS). MS    
                                                                7.2 (GS). Mo 1.7*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 1.5*10**20 Nm (WCMT), 
                                                                1.2*10**20 Nm (UCMT).

OCT 08  08 28 47.9  13.298 S  165.910 E   35 G  6.8  1.5  174  VANUATU. MW 6.8 (UCMT), 6.7 (GCMT). mb 5.7 (GS). Mo 1.7*10**19 Nm    
                                                                (UCMT), 1.6*10**19 Nm (GCMT).

OCT 13  05 37 23.6  52.754 N  166.997 W   24 G  6.5  0.9  485  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA. MW 6.5 (UCMT), 6.4 (GCMT),    
                                                                6.2 (GS). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.1 (GS). ME 6.2 (GS). Mo 6.8*10**18 
                                                                Nm (UCMT), 5.1*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 2.7*10**18 Nm (GS), 8.2*10**18 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 3.9*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt at Akutan and Unalaska.

OCT 22  19 51 27.5  36.517 N   70.950 E  186 D  6.2  0.8  395  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. MW 6.2 (GS), 6.1 (UCMT), 6.1    
                                                                (GCMT). mb 6.1 (GS). ME 5.8 (GS). Mo 2.2*10**18 Nm (GS), 
                                                                2.1*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 1.7*10**18 Nm (UCMT). Es 1.1*10**13 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Felt (V) at Faizabad; (IV) at Charikar, Jalalabad, Kabul 
                                                                and Konduz; (III) at Baghlan, Bagrami, Eshkashem and Jabal os 
                                                                Saraj. Also felt at Khowst and Mazar-e Sharif. Three people 
                                                                killed by landslides and 2 others died of heart attacks in 
                                                                Mirpur, Pakistan. Felt (IV) at Islamabad, Peshawar and 
                                                                Rawalpindi; (III) at Lahore and Quetta. Also felt at Abottabad, 
                                                                Chitral and Multan. Felt (IV) at Amritsar, Mohali and Srinagar; 
                                                                (III) at Chandigarh; (II) at Delhi and Gurgaon, India. Felt 
                                                                (III) at Dushanbe, Tajikistan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Felt at 
                                                                Shymkent and Taraz, Kazakhstan.

OCT 24  14 40 43.7   6.133 S  130.385 E  130 G  6.9  0.8  397  BANDA SEA. MW 6.9 (GS), 6.9 (UCMT), 6.9 (GCMT). mb 6.7 (GS). ME    
                                                                6.8 (GS). Mo 3.0*10**19 Nm (GS), 3.0*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 
                                                                2.8*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 3.8*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 3.9*10**14 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Felt (V) at Saumlaki; (IV) in the Kepulauan Aru and at 
                                                                Ambon, Fakfak, Sorong and Tual; (III) at Bintuni, Kaimana, 
                                                                Manokwari, Merauke and Nabire; (II) at Serui, Indonesia. Felt 
                                                                (IV) at Nguiu; (III) at Darwin, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo-
                                                                MacMinns Lagoon, Katherine, Kununurra and Palmerston; (II) at 
                                                                Jabiru and Nhulunbuy, Australia. Also felt at Alyangula, 
                                                                Coonawarra, Maningrida, Milingimbi and as far as Alice Springs. 
                                                                Felt (III) at Dili, Timor-Leste.

OCT 30  07 03 39.1  29.218 N  129.782 E   34 G  6.8  1.0  424  RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN. MW 6.8 (UCMT), 6.8 (GCMT), 6.7 (GS), 6.8    
                                                                (WCMT), 6.7 (NIED). mb 6.3 (GS). MS 6.8 (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). Mo 
                                                                1.8*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.3*10**19 Nm (GS), 2.1*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 
                                                                2.0*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 2.2*10**19 Nm (PPT), 1.5*10**19 Nm (NIED). 
                                                                Es 2.9*10**13 Nm (GS). Felt on Okinawa. Recorded (4 JMA) on 
                                                                Akuseki-jima, Amami-oshima and Kikaiga-shima; (3 JMA) on 
                                                                Kuchinoerabu-jima, Nakano-shima, Suwanose-jima, Tanega-shima and 
                                                                Tokuno-shima; (2 JMA) on Io-jima, Kuchino-shima, Okinawa, Okino-
                                                                erabu-shima and Yaku-shima; (1 JMA) on Takara-jima and Yoron-
                                                                jima. Also recorded (2 JMA) in Kagoshima and Miyazaki and (1 
                                                                JMA) in Kumamoto and Oita, Kyushu.

NOV 01  21 07 20.6  25.962 N  100.825 E   25    4.9  0.7  110  YUNNAN, CHINA. MW 4.9 (GCMT). mb 5.0 (GS). Mo 2.5*10**16 Nm    
                                                                (GCMT). Twenty-eight people injured and at least 30,000 homes 
                                                                damaged in Binchuan and Xiangyun.

NOV 03  23 26 52.0& 27.334 N   56.202 E   14    5.0       134  SOUTHERN IRAN. <THR>. MW 5.0 (GCMT). mb 5.1 (GS). mbLg 4.9 (TEH).    
                                                                ML 4.9 (THR). Mo 3.9*10**16 Nm (GCMT). At least 269 people 
                                                                injured and several houses damaged at Bandar `Abbas.

NOV 05  09 32 56.5  23.731 N  120.744 E   18 G  5.6  0.9  217  TAIWAN. MW 5.6 (GS), 5.6 (GCMT). mb 5.6 (GS). MS 5.4 (GS). ML 6.0    
                                                                (TAP). Mo 2.9*10**17 Nm (GS), 2.9*10**17 Nm (GCMT). One person 
                                                                injured at T'ai-p'ing and minor damage at Nan-t'ou. Felt (V) at 
                                                                T'ai-chung, (IV) at Hsin-chu and T'ao-yuan, (III) at Taipei and 
                                                                (II) at T'ai-nan. Also felt at Chia-i, Chung-ho, Chung-li, Chu-
                                                                pei, Hsin-tien, Hua-lien, Kang-shan, Kao-hsiung, Lu-chou, Miao-
                                                                li, P'ing-tung, Pu-li, San-ch'ung, San-hsia, Sha-lu, Shu-lin, Ta-
                                                                lin, Tan-shui, Tou-nan, Yung-ho and Yung-k'ang. Felt at Quanzhou 
                                                                and Xiamen, Fujian. Recorded (7 TAP) in Nan-t'ou; (6 TAP) in Yun-
                                                                lin; (5 TAP) in Chang-hua; (4 TAP) in Hua-lien, P'eng-hu, T'ai-
                                                                chung and T'ai-nan; (3 TAP) in Chia-i, I-lan, Kao-hsiung, Miao-
                                                                li and T'ai-tung; (2 TAP) in Hsin-chu, P'ing-tung, T'ai-pei and 
                                                                T'ao-yuan.

NOV 08  19 41 43.3   8.207 S  118.631 E   18 G  6.6  1.0  305  SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA. MW 6.6 (GCMT), 6.5 (GS), 6.7 (WCMT),    
                                                                6.6 (UCMT). mb 6.3 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 6.1 (GS). Mo 9.0*10**18 
                                                                Nm (UCMT), 7.5*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**19 Nm (GCMT), 1.6*10**19 
                                                                Nm (WCMT). Es 3.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Two people killed at Kolo and 
                                                                hundreds injured in the Bima area. Damage estimated at 
                                                                approximately 2.43 million U.S. dollars. Felt (V) at Bima and 
                                                                Dompu and (IV) at Sumbawa Besar. Felt (III) at Denpasar, Bali. 
                                                                Also felt at Kuta and Ubud. Felt at Labuanbajo, Flores; Mataram, 
                                                                Lombok; Makassar, Sulawesi.

NOV 09  10 44 55.1  17.239 S  178.331 E  595 G  7.3  0.9  430  FIJI. MW 7.3 (GCMT), 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (UCMT), 7.2 (WCMT). mb 6.5    
                                                                (GS). ME 6.7 (GS). Mo 9.3*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 8.8*10**19 Nm (GS), 
                                                                1.0*10**20 Nm (GCMT), 7.4*10**19 Nm (WCMT). Es 2.5*10**14 Nm 
                                                                (GS). Felt at Nambouwalu.

NOV 13  03 05 57.2  19.394 S   70.321 W   27 G  6.5  0.8  390  OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE. MW 6.5 (UCMT), 6.5 (GCMT), 6.4 (GS),    
                                                                6.5 (WCMT). mb 6.2 (GS). MS 6.4 (GS). ME 6.4 (GS). ML 6.4 (GUC). 
                                                                Mo 7.6*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 5.8*10**18 Nm (GS), 7.2*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (WCMT), 7.1*10**18 Nm (UCMT). Es 8.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Power 
                                                                outages occurred at Iquique. Felt (V) at Alto Hospicio, Arica, 
                                                                Camina, Huara, Iquique and Pozo Almonte; (IV) at Pica; (III) at 
                                                                Calama and Colchane; (II) at Tocopilla. Felt (V) at Tacna, (III) 
                                                                at Arequipa and (II) at Juliaca, Peru. Also felt at Acari, Ilo, 
                                                                Mollendo, Moquegua, Puno and Tarata. Felt (III) at La Paz and 
                                                                (II) at Cochabamba, Bolivia. Also felt at Oruro and Potosi.

NOV 17  15 30 47.4  52.123 N  131.395 W   17 G  6.6  1.2  388  QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION. MW 6.6 (UCMT), 6.6 (GCMT), 6.4    
                                                                (GS), 6.6 (WCMT), 6.4 (PGC). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.5 (GS). ME 7.0 
                                                                (GS). Mo 9.2*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 8.9*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 5.7*10**18 
                                                                Nm (GS), 1.0*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 5.9*10**18 Nm (PGC), 1.2*10**19 
                                                                Nm (PPT). Es 6.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Felt throughout the Queen 
                                                                Charlotte Islands, (III) at Kitimat and (II) at Prince Rupert, 
                                                                Smithers and Terrace, British Columbia. Also felt at Abbotsford, 
                                                                Burns Lake, Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Port Hardy, 
                                                                Prince George, Sooke, Vancouver, Vanderhoof, White Rock and 
                                                                Williams Lake. Felt at Chugiak, Hyder, Ketchikan, Metlakatla and 
                                                                Petersburg, Alaska; Lewiston, Idaho; Brookings and Oregon City, 
                                                                Oregon; Bellingham, Maple Valley and Seattle, Washington.

NOV 24  12 47 15.6  20.708 S  174.035 W   18 G  6.8  0.9  459  TONGA. MW 6.8 (UCMT), 6.8 (GCMT), 6.7 (WCMT). mb 6.4 (GS). MS 6.8    
                                                                (GS). ME 7.0 (GS). Mo 1.9*10**19 Nm (UCMT), 1.7*10**19 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 1.4*10**19 Nm (WCMT), 2.3*10**19 Nm (PPT). Es 7.7*10**14 
                                                                Nm (GS). Felt (III) at Nuku`alofa. Also felt at Pangai and 
                                                                Vaini. Felt at Alofi, Niue.

DEC 06  21 51 59.8& 26.414 S   27.494 E    2 G  3.5        28  SOUTH AFRICA. <PRE>. ML 3.5 (PRE). Two people killed and 3    
                                                                injured in a mine near Carletonville.

DEC 08  03 08 57.2   9.948 S   33.878 E    8 G  5.9  1.0  305  MALAWI. MW 5.9 (GS), 5.9 (UCMT), 5.9 (GCMT), 5.9 (WCMT). mb 5.9    
                                                                (GS). MS 5.9 (GS). ME 5.5 (GS). Mo 9.3*10**17 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                7.7*10**17 Nm (GS), 1.0*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 8.4*10**17 Nm (WCMT). 
                                                                Es 4.7*10**12 Nm (GS). One person killed, 15 people injured and 
                                                                about 3,000 buildings damaged or destroyed in the Karonga area. 
                                                                Also felt at Chitipa and Mzuzu. Felt (IV) at Njombe, Tanzania. 
                                                                Also felt at Mbeya.

DEC 17  23 45 36.4  34.921 N  139.261 E    7    5.0  0.9   64  NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. MW 5.0 (GCMT), 4.9 (NIED).    
                                                                mb 4.9 (GS). Mo 4.0*10**16 Nm (GCMT), 2.8*10**16 Nm (NIED). At 
                                                                least 7 people injured and 20 homes damaged in the Ito area. 
                                                                Felt at Ayase, Fujisawa, Mitaka, Shimoda, Yokohama and Zushi. 
                                                                Recorded (5L JMA) in Shizuoka; (3 JMA) in Kanagawa; (2 JMA) in 
                                                                Chiba, Tokyo and Yamanashi; (1 JMA) in Nagano and Saitama. Also 
                                                                recorded (2 JMA) on O-shima and (1 JMA) on Miyake-jima, Nii-
                                                                jima, Shikine-jima and To-shima.

DEC 19  13 02 15.5  23.796 N  121.605 E   43 G  6.4  1.0  426  TAIWAN. MW 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (UCMT), 6.4 (GCMT). mb 6.2 (GS). ME 6.4    
                                                                (GS). Mo 5.9*10**18 Nm (GS), 5.6*10**18 Nm (GCMT), 4.8*10**18 Nm 
                                                                (UCMT), 7.8*10**18 Nm (PPT). Es 8.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Fourteen 
                                                                people injured at Hua-lien and a few buildings damaged at 
                                                                Taipei. Felt (VI) at Hua-lien; (V) at Chang-hua, Chia-i, Hsin-
                                                                chu, Hsin-tien and Yung-k'ang; (IV) at Chung-ho, Chu-pei, Kao-
                                                                hsiung, P'ing-tung, T'ai-chung, T'ai-nan, T'ao-yuan and in the 
                                                                Taipei area. Felt (IV) at Fuzhou and (III) at Quanzhou, Xiamen 
                                                                and Zhangzhou, Fujian. Also felt at Basco, Philippines and on 
                                                                Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands. Recorded (7 TAP) in Hua-lien; (5 
                                                                TAP) in Chang-hua, Chia-i, I-lan, T'ai-chung, T'ai-tung and Yun-
                                                                lin; (4 TAP) in Hsin-chu, Kao-hsiung, Miao-li, P'eng-hu, T'ai-
                                                                nan, T'ai-pei and T'ao-yuan; (3 TAP) in Nan-t'ou and P'ing-tung, 
                                                                Taiwan. Recorded (3 JMA) on Iriomote-jima and Yonaguni-jima; (2 
                                                                JMA) on Hateruma-jima and Ishigaki-jima; (1 JMA) on Miyake-jima 
                                                                and Tarama-shima, Ryukyu Islands.

DEC 19  23 19 15.5  10.108 S   33.818 E    6 G  6.0  1.0  301  MALAWI. MW 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (UCMT), 6.0 (GCMT). mb 6.0 (GS). MS 6.0    
                                                                (GS). ME 5.5 (GS). Mo 1.3*10**18 Nm (GS), 1.1*10**18 Nm (UCMT), 
                                                                1.1*10**18 Nm (GCMT). Es 3.4*10**12 Nm (GS). Three people 
                                                                killed, at least 250 injured, 1,111 houses destroyed and 3,565 
                                                                damaged in Karonga. Felt at Mzuzu. Also felt at Njombe, Tanzania 
                                                                and at Mpika, Zambia.

DEC 31  09 57 29.7  27.319 N   91.510 E   10 G  5.5  0.9  205  BHUTAN. mb 5.5 (GS). MS 5.2 (GS). Two people injured in the    
                                                                Dametsi area and about 700 buildings damaged in Trashigang, many 
                                                                of which were damaged by previous events in September and 
                                                                October. Felt (II) at Thimphu. Also felt at Bondey, Dekiling and 
                                                                Trashigang. Felt in Assam and Meghalaya, India.


NOTABLE NORTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKES

MAY 18  03 39 36.3& 33.938 N  118.336 W   14    4.7       133  GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA. <PAS>. MW 4.7 (PAS). mb 5.0    
                                                                (GS). Mo 1.2*10**16 Nm (PAS). Some windows broken at Lennox and 
                                                                Long Beach. Felt (V) at Bell, Bellflower, Carson, Compton, 
                                                                Downey, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, 
                                                                Inglewood, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, 
                                                                Maywood, Paramount, Redondo Beach, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, 
                                                                South Gate, Sunset Beach, Torrance and Wilmington and (IV) in 
                                                                much of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Felt as far as Bishop, 
                                                                the San Diego area, and in parts of the San Francisco Bay area. 
                                                                Also felt at North Las Vegas, Nevada and at Bullhead City and 
                                                                Phoenix, Arizona. Felt (III) at Rosarito and (II) at Tijuana, 
                                                                Baja California, Mexico.

DEC 30  18 48 57.7& 32.437 N  115.165 W    9 G  5.9       402  BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO. <ECX>. MW 5.9 (GCMT), 5.8 (GS), 5.8    
                                                                (PAS). mb 5.7 (GS). MS 5.7 (GS). MD 6.0 (ECX). Mo 8.0*10**17 Nm 
                                                                (GCMT), 6.1*10**17 Nm (GS). Some buildings damaged slightly at 
                                                                Mexicali. Cracks occurred in Canal Reforma near Jalapa and 
                                                                ground cracks were observed at Guerrero and Jalapa. Felt (VI) at 
                                                                Mexicali and (V) at Algodones. Felt (IV) at San Luis Rio 
                                                                Colorado, Sonora. Felt (VI) at Heber and Holtville; (V) at 
                                                                Brawley, Calexico, El Centro and Imperial; (IV) at Blythe, 
                                                                Calipatria, Niland, Ocotillo, San Diego, Thermal, Westmorland 
                                                                and Winterhaven, California. Also felt (V) at Somerton and (IV) 
                                                                at Chandler and Yuma, Arizona. Felt in northern Baja California 
                                                                and northwestern Sonora. Felt in much of southern California, 
                                                                southwestern Arizona and at Las Vegas, Nevada.


Compiled by Pamela J. Benfield and NEIC Operations Staff.