Significant Earthquakes of the World

2000




                                         SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES OF THE WORLD, 2000


Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater or ones that caused fatalities, injuries or substantial damage.
   BRK--Berkeley.  PAS--Pasadena.  


 DATE    ORIGIN TIME     GEOGRAPHIC      DEPTH  MAGNITUDES SD   NO.      REGION,  CONTRIBUTED  MAGNITUDES  AND  COMMENTS
            UTC         COORDINATES               GS            STA
         HR MN SEC     LAT       LONG            MB  Msz       USED


JAN 08  16 47 20.5  16.925 S  174.248 W  183 D  6.5 6.6  1.3    396  TONGA ISLANDS. Mw 7.2 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 7.0 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=6.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.1*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt (V) at Afiamalu and (III) 
                                                                     at Apia, Samoa. Also felt on Tutuila, American Samoa. 
                                                                     Complex earthquake. A small event is followed by a much 
                                                                     larger one about 6 seconds later. Depth based on first
                                                                     event.

JAN 09  21 54 40.4  18.823 S  174.370 E   33 N  5.6 6.4  1.0    208  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS).
                                                                     Es=4.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=4.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

JAN 11  23 43 56.4  40.498 N  122.994 E   10 G  4.9 4.7  1.2     67  NORTHEASTERN CHINA. Mw 5.1 (HRV). Mo=4.9*10**16 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Thirty people injured, 3,600 housing units destroyed and 
                                                                     8,800 housing units damaged in Liaoning Province. Felt at 
                                                                     Anshan, Dandong, Liaoyang, Panjin and Shenyang.
                                                                     
JAN 14  23 37 07.8  25.607 N  101.063 E   33 N  5.4 5.9  1.0    180  YUNNAN, CHINA. Mw 5.8 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). ML 5.5 (BJI). 
                                                                     Mo=5.9*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=8.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). Seven 
                                                                     people killed, 2,528 injured, 92,479 homeless and more 
                                                                     than 41,000 houses destroyed in central Yunnan Province.

JAN 26  20 55 19.1  24.263 N  103.797 E   33 N  4.9 4.5  0.9     59  YUNNAN, CHINA. Two people injured and roads and houses 
                                                                     damaged in the Mile-Qiubei area.

JAN 28  14 21 07.3  43.046 N  146.837 E   61 D  6.7 6.6  0.9    546  KURIL ISLANDS. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV), 6.4 (OBN). Me 6.8 
                                                                     (GS). Es=3.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=5.2*10**18 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Mo=2.7*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, 
                                                                     Kunashir and (V) on Shikotan and at Kurilsk, Iturup. Two 
                                                                     people injured at Nemuro, Hokkaido. Felt at Misawa and 
                                                                     Yokosuka, Honshu. Recorded (4 JMA) at Akkeshi, Betsukai, 
                                                                     Kushiro, Naka-shibetsu and Nemuro; (3 JMA) at Kitami and 
                                                                     Obihiro, Hokkaido. Also recorded (3 JMA) in Aomori and 
                                                                     Iwate Prefectures, Honshu. Recorded (1 JMA) in much of 
                                                                     Hokkaido and northern Honshu as far as the Tokyo area.

FEB 02  22 58 01.5  35.288 N   58.218 E   33 N  5.1 5.3  0.9    116  NORTHERN AND CENTRAL IRAN. Mw 5.2 (GS), 5.3 (HRV).
                                                                     ML 5.4 (TEH). Mo=6.1*10**16 Nm (GS). Mo=9.9*10**16 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). One person killed and at least 15 injured; 100 
                                                                     houses destroyed and 300 houses slightly damaged in the 
                                                                     Bardaskan-Kashmar area.
                                                                    
FEB 06  11 33 52.2   5.844 S  150.876 E   33 N  6.6 6.8  0.9    493  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.4 
                                                                     (GS). Es=7.8*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=9.7*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt strongly at Kimbe and Rabaul. 
                                                                     Also felt at Port Moresby, New Guinea. 

FEB 07  19 34 57.0* 26.288 S   30.888 E    5 G  4.5      0.9     21  SOUTH AFRICA. One person injured, moderate damage and 
                                                                     landslides in the Mbabane-Manzini area, Swaziland. Also 
                                                                     felt at Paulpietersburg.

FEB 25  01 43 58.6  19.528 S  173.818 E   33 N  6.1 7.1  1.2    393  VANUATU ISLANDS REGION. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.1 (HRV). Me 7.5 
                                                                     (GS). Es=4.7*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=3.6*10**19 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). 

FEB 26  08 11 48.4  13.795 N  144.782 E  132 D  6.0 5.4  1.1    320  MARIANA ISLANDS. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 5.6 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=6.4*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Several people slightly injured 
                                                                     on Guam. Minor damage to one school at Santa Rita. Power 
                                                                     outage and water line broken in the Yona area. Felt 
                                                                     strongly on Guam and Saipan. Two events about 1.5 seconds 
                                                                     apart. Depth based on first event.
                                                                    
MAR 03  22 22 40.7   6.817 S  143.807 E   10 G  6.3 6.7  1.1    356  NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.4 (GS). ML 6.1 (PMG). Es=9.6*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=8.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt in 
                                                                     the Lake Kutubu area.

MAR 28  11 00 22.5  22.338 N  143.730 E  127 D  6.8 7.6  1.2    538  VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION. Mw 7.6 (GS), 7.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.4 (GS). Es=3.2*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=3.2*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.2*10**20 Nm (HRV). Felt on Chichi-jima.
                                                                    
APR 23  09 27 23.3  28.307 S   62.990 W  609 D  6.6      0.9    568  SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO PROVINCE, ARGENTINA. Mw 7.0 (GS), 
                                                                     7.0 (HRV). Me 6.9 (GS). Es=4.7*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.2*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.1*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt in 
                                                                     La Rioja Province.

MAY 04  04 21 16.2   1.105 S  123.573 E   26 G  6.7 7.5  1.1    430  SULAWESI, INDONESIA. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.6 (HRV). 7.2 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 7.6 (GS). Es=4.9*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**20 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=8.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). At least 
                                                                     46 people killed, 264 injured, 30,000 homeless, extensive 
                                                                     damage and power outages occurred in the Luwuk area, 
                                                                     Sulawesi and on nearby islands. Eighty percent of 
                                                                     buildings were damaged or destroyed on Banggai. Damage 
                                                                     also occurred on Peleng. Dozens of houses damaged (VII) 
                                                                     and a local market destroyed by fire at Luwuk. Much of 
                                                                     the damage east of Luwuk and on Peleng was caused by a 
                                                                     local tsunami with estimated wave heights up to 6 meters. 
                                                                     Felt (V) at Gorontalo and Palu; (IV) at Manado and 
                                                                     Tolitoli, Sulawesi. Felt (IV) at Balikpapan, Borneo. Felt 
                                                                     (III) on Ternate. Also felt at Tawau, Malaysia.

MAY 04  20 36 32.4  17.914 S  178.522 W  516 D  5.6      0.9    370  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS).
                                                                     Es=7.7*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=4.2*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). Two events about 2.5 seconds 
                                                                     apart. Depth based on first event.

MAY 07  23 10 54.1& 38.164 N   38.777 E    5    4.5 4.1         122  TURKEY. MD 4.5 (ISK). One person injured and 200 homes 
                                                                     damaged in the Doganyol-Puturge area.

MAY 12  03 01 44.4  37.049 N   36.085 E   10 G  4.7      1.1    169  TURKEY. MD 4.8 (ISK). ML 4.6 (CSS). Some people injured 
                                                                     and buildings damaged at Osmaniye. Felt at Adana, Antakya 
                                                                     and Gaziantep.

MAY 12  18 43 18.1  23.548 S   66.452 W  225    6.2      0.9    232  JUJUY PROVINCE, ARGENTINA. Mw 7.1 (GS), 7.2 (HRV). Me 6.7 
                                                                     (GS). Es=2.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.9*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=6.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person 
                                                                     killed at the Manto Verde Mine in the Atacama region, 
                                                                     Chile. Felt (VI) at Antofagasta, Calama, Chuquicamata, 
                                                                     Copiapo, Mejillones and Sierra Gorda; (V) at Caldera, 
                                                                     Chanaral, Diego de Almagro, Iquique, Tierra Amarilla and 
                                                                     Tocopilla; (IV) at Arica, Pozo Almonte and Potrerillos; 
                                                                     (III) at Parinacota, Chile. Also felt in northern 
                                                                     Argentina. Complex earthquake. A small event is followed 
                                                                     by a larger one about 2 seconds later.

MAY 17  03 25 48.7  24.223 N  121.058 E   10 G  5.4 5.3  1.0    186  TAIWAN. Mw 5.4 (HRV). Mo=1.6*10**17 Nm (HRV). At least 
                                                                     three people killed, 13 injured and landslides in 
                                                                     Tai-chung County. Felt as far as Taipei. Recorded (4 TAP) 
                                                                     in eastern Tai-chung County; (3 TAP) at Chang-hua and 
                                                                     Tai-chung; (2 TAP) at Hua-lien and Miao-li. Also recorded 
                                                                     (1 TAP) throughout central and northern Taiwan.

JUN 02  11 13 49.3  44.513 N  130.081 W   10 G  5.8 6.0  1.1    304  OFF COAST OF OREGON. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

JUN 03  08 54 49.2  35.552 N  140.464 E   62    5.6 5.6  0.9    412  NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person 
                                                                     injured and minor damage in northeastern Chiba Prefecture. 
                                                                     Felt in the Tokyo area. Recorded (5L JMA) at Tako and in 
                                                                     other parts of northern Chiba; (4 JMA) in southern Chiba 
                                                                     and Ibaraki Prefectures.

JUN 04  16 28 26.1   4.721 S  102.087 E   33 N  6.8 8.0  1.1    379  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA. Mw 7.7 (GS), 7.9 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 8.3 (GS). Es=5.9*10**16 Nm (GS). Mo=3.8*10**20 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=7.5*10**20 Nm (HRV). At least 103 people killed, 2,174 
                                                                     injured, extensive damage (VI) and landslides in the 
                                                                     Bengkulu area; minor injuries and damage on Enggano. Felt 
                                                                     (IV) in Lampung Province and at Palembang. Felt (III) at 
                                                                     Jakarta, Jawa. Felt in much of southern Sumatera. Felt 
                                                                     throughout Singapore. Also felt at Johor Bahru, Kuala 
                                                                     Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Two events about 15 
                                                                     seconds apart. Focal mechanism from first motions of 
                                                                     P waves based on first event.

JUN 04  16 39 45.6   4.646 S  102.102 E   33 N  6.7      1.3    147  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA

JUN 06  02 41 49.8  40.693 N   32.992 E   10 G  5.5 6.1  1.0    418  TURKEY. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.0 (HRV), 5.9 (CSEM). Me 6.0 (GS).
                                                                     MD 5.9 (ISK). Es=2.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.9*10**17 Nm (CSEM). At least 
                                                                     two people killed, more than 80 injured and at least 4,600 
                                                                     homes damaged in the Cerkes-Cubuk-Orta area. Felt strongly 
                                                                     in the Ankara area. Also felt in much of north-central 
                                                                     Turkey and along the Black Sea coast.

JUN 06  10 59 09.7  37.012 N  103.791 E   10 G  5.2 5.6  1.2    209  GANSU, CHINA. Mw 5.6 (HRV). ML 5.8 (BJI). Mo=2.5*10**17 Nm
                                                                     (HRV). At least 20 people injured and damage in the Baiyin 
                                                                     area. Felt at Lanzhou and in much of central Gansu 
                                                                     Province.

JUN 06  21 16 42.4  36.829 N  135.464 E   10 G  5.7 5.3  0.9    394  SEA OF JAPAN. Mw 5.9 (GS), 5.9 (HRV). Me 5.8 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=7.0*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.0*10**17 Nm (HRV). Three people injured in central 
                                                                     Japan. Recorded (5L JMA) at Komatsu; (4 JMA) in Fukui and 
                                                                     Ishikawa; (3 JMA) in Kyoto and Toyama Prefectures, Honshu.
 
JUN 07  21 46 55.9  26.856 N   97.238 E   33 N  6.3 6.5  0.9    402  MYANMAR. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=1.4*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Many buildings damaged at Liuku, 
                                                                     China. Felt in northern Myanmar and in the state of 
                                                                     Arunachal Pradesh, India.

JUN 07  23 45 26.6   4.612 S  101.905 E   33 N  6.1 6.7  1.2    352  SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.7 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (GS).  
                                                                     Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). One person killed and at least 600 
                                                                     buildings damaged at Lahat. Felt (V) at Bengkulu. Felt at
                                                                     Pelembang. Also felt (II) at Jakarta, Jawa.

JUN 10  18 23 29.3  23.843 N  121.225 E   33 N  6.2 6.2  1.0    377  TAIWAN. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=8.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.3*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). Two people died from heart attacks and 36 
                                                                     injured in the Nan-tou area. Landslides and rockslides 
                                                                     blocked a number of highways in central Taiwan. Felt 
                                                                     throughout Taiwan. Also felt (IV) in Hong Kong. Recorded 
                                                                     (6 TAP) in western Nan-tou County, (5 TAP) from northern 
                                                                     Hua-lien to Tai-nan County and (4 TAP) throughout central 
                                                                     Taiwan and on Peng-hu Tao. Recorded (1 JMA) on 
                                                                     Iriomote-jima and Yonaguni-jima, Ryukyu Islands.

JUN 11  11 55 12.3  50.579 S  139.550 E   10 G  5.9 6.4  1.2    160  WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.6 (HRV).
                                                                     Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

JUN 17  15 40 41.7  63.966 N   20.487 W   10 G  5.7 6.6  1.0    406  ICELAND. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV), 6.8 (CSEM). Me 6.7 (GS).
                                                                     Es=2.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (CSEM). One 
                                                                     person injured and rockslides closed some roads at 
                                                                     Vestmannaeyjar. At least 11 houses destroyed, 19 houses 
                                                                     and a glass factory damaged and utilities disrupted at 
                                                                     Hella. Felt throughout western Iceland.

JUN 18  14 44 13.3  13.802 S   97.453 E   10 G  6.8 7.8  1.2    405  SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN. Mw 7.6 (GS), 7.9 (HRV). Me 8.0 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.9*10**16 Nm (GS). Mo=2.4*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.9*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.8*10**20 Nm (PPT). Small 
                                                                     items knocked from shelves and a local tsunami generated 
                                                                     with an estimated wave height of 30 cm in the Cocos 
                                                                     Islands. Felt (II) at Bengkulu, Jakarta and Padangpanjang, 
                                                                     Indonesia.

JUN 21  00 51 46.8  63.980 N   20.758 W   10 G  6.1 6.6  0.9    351  ICELAND. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV), 6.4 (CSEM). Me 6.8 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=3.0*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.3*10**18 Nm (CSEM). About 12 
                                                                     houses destroyed and 24 severely damaged in the Grimsnes 
                                                                     region. Water pipes damaged in the 
                                                                     Selfoss-Eyrarbakki-Stokkseyri area. Felt in southwestern 
                                                                     Iceland and as far north as Isafjordur.

JUL 01  07 01 55.5  34.221 N  139.131 E   10 G  6.0 6.1  1.0    355  NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.8 (GS). Es=3.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.8*10**18 Nm (HRV). One person killed by a landslide, 
                                                                     several injured, minor damage and power outages on 
                                                                     Kozu-shima. Recorded (6L JMA) on Kozu-shima, (5L JMA) on 
                                                                     Nii-jima, (4 JMA) on Miyake-jima, (3 JMA) on O-shima and 
                                                                     (2 JMA) on Hachijo-jima. Also recorded (4 JMA) at Kawazu; 
                                                                     (3 JMA) in the Tateyama area and at Yokohama; (2 JMA) in 
                                                                     the Tokyo area, Honshu. A local tsunami was generated 
                                                                     with a recorded wave height of 7 cm at Minamiizu.

JUL 06  19 30 20.3  11.884 N   85.988 W   33    5.0 5.1  1.2    182  NICARAGUA. Mw 5.4 (HRV). MD 5.1 (CASC). Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Seven people killed, 42 injured, 357 houses 
                                                                     destroyed and 1,130 damaged in the Masaya area. Felt 
                                                                     throughout Nicaragua.

JUL 07  00 15 30.9& 40.837 N   29.218 E    9    4.2              89  TURKEY. MD 4.2 (ISK). One person died from a heart 
                                                                     attack and seven people injured in the Gebze area. 
                                                                     Twenty-seven people injured in the Kartal area. Felt 
                                                                     strongly in the Istanbul area.

JUL 11  01 32 28.5& 57.369 N  154.206 W   44    6.3 6.2         661  KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.8 (GS). ML 6.3 (AEIC), 6.6 (PMR). Es=3.7*10**14 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=6.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Some minor damage on Kodiak. Felt (V) at Karluk, Kodiak 
                                                                     and Larsen Bay; (III) at Naknek and Perryville; (II) at 
                                                                     Anchorage, Cordova and Palmer. Felt throughout southern 
                                                                     Alaska and as far north as Fairbanks. Two events about 
                                                                     1.5 seconds apart. The second event is larger than the 
                                                                     first. Depth based on first event.

JUL 12  01 10 42.6   6.675 S  106.845 E   33 N  5.2 5.0  1.2    103  JAWA, INDONESIA. Mw 5.4 (HRV). Mo=1.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Six people injured and 200 houses damaged at Cijeruk; 
                                                                     three buildings damaged at Bandung; twelve houses 
                                                                     destroyed and twenty damaged at Cibadak; one building 
                                                                     damaged at Cimandiri; many houses damaged at 
                                                                     Kadudampit; one house damaged at Sukajadi. Felt (III) 
                                                                     at Jakarta.

JUL 15  01 30 30.5  34.319 N  139.260 E   10 G  5.5 5.9  0.9    275  NEAR SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.0 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=9.5*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=1.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Ten people 
                                                                     injured, 20 homes damaged, landslides and power outages 
                                                                     occurred on Nii-jima. Recorded (6L JMA) on Nii-jima, 
                                                                     (5L JMA) on O-shima, (4 JMA) on Kozu-shima, (3 JMA) on 
                                                                     Miyake-jima and (2 JMA) on Hachijo-jima. Also recorded 
                                                                     (4 JMA) at Tateyama and Yokohama; (3 JMA) at Ito, 
                                                                     Sagamihara, Shimoda, Suwa, Tokyo and Yokosuka, Honshu.

JUL 16  03 21 45.5  20.253 N  122.043 E   33 N  6.1 6.3  1.2    304  PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.8 (GS). Es=3.9*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=4.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Six people injured, many houses 
                                                                     damaged and utilities disrupted; a church and some houses 
                                                                     damaged at Basco; a highway blocked by a landslide on 
                                                                     Mount Irada, Batan Islands. Recorded (1 JMA) on 
                                                                     Iriomote-jima, Ryukyu Islands.

JUL 16  03 57 45.5   7.747 S  150.917 E   10 G  6.3 6.4  0.9    367  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.3 (GS). ML 6.4 (PMG). Es=2.0*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.6*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

JUL 17  22 53 47.3  36.283 N   70.924 E  141 D  6.0      1.1    419  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Es=1.8*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.0*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). Two people killed at Peshawar, 
                                                                     Pakistan when a three-story building collapsed. Felt (III) 
                                                                     at Andijon, Farghona and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Felt in 
                                                                     northern India, northern Pakistan and at Kabul, 
                                                                     Afghanistan.

JUL 28  20 28 12.7  23.359 N  120.915 E   33 N  5.6 5.6  1.3    262  TAIWAN. Mw 5.6 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). Mo=2.9*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.5*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person injured and 2
                                                                     buildings destroyed by rockslides in Nan-tou County. 
                                                                     Rockslides blocked a highway in Chia-i County. Felt as far 
                                                                     as Taipei and Kao-hsiung. Recorded (4 TAP) at Chia-i and 
                                                                     in many other parts of central Taiwan; (3 TAP) at 
                                                                     Chang-hua, Cheng-kung and Hua-lien; (2 TAP) at I-lan, 
                                                                     Kao-hsiung, Miao-li, Tai-chung, Taipei and Tai-tung. 
                                                                     Recorded (1 TAP) on Lan Yu and at Ma-kung, Peng-hu Tao.

JUL 30  12 25 45.5  33.901 N  139.376 E   10 G  6.0 6.5  0.9    428  SOUTHEAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 7.1 (GS). Es=1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). Mo=6.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.9*10**18 Nm (PPT). One person 
                                                                     injured, a road damaged and landslides on Miyake-jima. 
                                                                     Felt in the Tokyo area. Recorded (6L JMA) on Miyake-jima; 
                                                                     (5L JMA) on Kozu-shima and Nii-jima; (3 JMA) on 
                                                                     Hachijo-jima and O-shima. Also recorded (3 JMA) in Chiba, 
                                                                     Kanagawa and Shizuoka; (1 JMA) as far as Hyogo and 
                                                                     Wakayama Prefectures, Honshu.

AUG 03  01 09 38.9  12.037 S  166.448 E   33 N  5.7 6.5  1.0    218  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.2 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=4.4*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=9.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=8.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Felt (VI) at Lata.

AUG 04  21 13 02.7  48.786 N  142.246 E   10 G  6.3 7.1  0.9    593  SAKHALIN ISLAND, RUSSIA. Mw 6.7 (GS), 6.8 (HRV),
                                                                     6.6 (OBN). Me 6.4 (GS). Es=9.4*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.1*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Mo=9.1*10**18 Nm (OBN). Eight 
                                                                     people injured, 19,100 homeless, 1,390 buildings 
                                                                     damaged and a landslide destroyed roads and power lines 
                                                                     in the Uglegorsk-Makarov area. Estimated 920,000 US 
                                                                     dollars damage. Felt (VI) at Krasnogorsk; (V) at 
                                                                     Porechye and Poronaysk; (IV) at Dalneye, Dolinsk and 
                                                                     Kholmsk; (III) at Pilvo and Starodubskoye. Also felt 
                                                                     (III) at Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Kunashir and at Sovetskaya 
                                                                     Gavan, Khabarovskiy Kray. Recorded (1 JMA) in the 
                                                                     Wakkanai area, Hokkaido and on Rishiri-to, Japan.

AUG 06  07 27 12.9  28.856 N  139.556 E  395 D  6.3      0.9    588  BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.9 (GS). Es=5.6*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.1*10**20 Nm (PPT). Felt at 
                                                                     Misawa, Honshu. Recorded (3 JMA) on Hachijo-jima and in 
                                                                     southern Chiba, northeastern Fukushima and eastern 
                                                                     Kanagawa Prefectures, Honshu. Recorded (1 JMA) as far as 
                                                                     southern Aomori Prefecture, Honshu.

AUG 07  14 33 55.9   7.018 S  123.357 E  649 D  6.5      0.9    517  BANDA SEA. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=6.0*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

AUG 09  11 41 47.9  18.198 N  102.480 W   46    6.1 6.5  1.0    481  MICHOACAN, MEXICO. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV) Me 6.3 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=7.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=5.3*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). One person 
                                                                     injured, some buildings damaged and power interrupted at 
                                                                     Lazaro Cardenas. Felt strongly in Colima, Guanajuato, 
                                                                     Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca and 
                                                                     Puebla. Felt throughout central and southern Mexico.

AUG 15  04 30 08.8  31.511 S  179.725 E  358 D  6.0      0.9    471  KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Es=1.2*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=9.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Widely 
                                                                     felt on the North Island of New Zealand from Whakatane to 
                                                                     Wellington.

AUG 19  21 26 15.5  39.70  N   41.13  E   33 N  4.1      1.5      7  TURKEY. Nine people injured in the Erzurum area.

AUG 21  13 25 44.5  25.826 N  102.194 E   33 N  4.9 4.2  1.0    119  YUNNAN, CHINA. One person killed, 406 injured, over 
                                                                     169,000 homeless and extensive damage in Wuding County.

AUG 23  13 41 28.1& 40.680 N   30.720 E   15    5.2 4.9         352  TURKEY. Mw 5.3 (HRV). ML 5.8 (ISK). Mo=1.0*10**17 Nm (HRV).
                                                                     At least 22 people injured in the Sakarya area. Felt in 
                                                                     the Bursa, Istanbul and Yalova areas.

AUG 28  15 05 47.9   4.110 S  127.394 E   16 G  6.5 6.8  1.0    336  BANDA SEA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). Me 6.7 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=2.5*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=8.9*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Felt on Ambon, Indonesia.

AUG 28  19 29 32.3   4.124 S  127.027 E   33 N  6.5 6.4  1.0    160  BANDA SEA. Mw 6.3 (GS). Me 7.1 (GS). Es=1.1*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.7*10**18 Nm (GS).

SEP 03  08 36 30.0& 38.379 N  122.413 W   10    4.9 4.9         146  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. ML 5.2 (NC), 5.1 (BRK). Mw 5.0 (BRK). 
                                                                     At least 41 people injured in the Napa area. Considerable 
                                                                     damage damage (VII) at Napa. Felt (V) at Boyes Hot Springs, 
                                                                     El Verano, Freestone, Rutherford, Sonoma, Vallejo and 
                                                                     Yountville; (IV) at American Canyon, Benicia, Birds 
                                                                     Landing, Calistoga, Canyon, Concord, Crockett, Deer Park, 
                                                                     Duncans Mills, Fairfield, Guerneville, Lafayette, Marshall, 
                                                                     Martinez, Montgomery Village, Novato, Penngrove, Pittsburg, 
                                                                     Port Costa, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Francisco, Santa 
                                                                     Rosa, Suisun City, Vacaville, Villa Grande, Winters and 
                                                                     Woodacre. Felt in much of northern California from 
                                                                     Sacramento to Santa Rosa and south to the San Francisco 
                                                                     Bay area.

SEP 14  14 59 57.6  15.742 S  179.801 E   33 N  5.7 6.2  0.9    263  FIJI ISLANDS. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.8 (GS).
                                                                     Es=3.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

SEP 20  08 37 16.3   1.885 S   80.461 W   33 N  5.4 4.8  1.1    223  NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR. Mw 5.4 (GS), 5.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**17 Nm (GS). Mo=2.1*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person 
                                                                     killed and some structural damage in Manabi Province. Felt 
                                                                     at Guayaquil.

OCT 02  02 25 31.3   7.977 S   30.709 E   34 G  6.1 6.7  1.1    415  LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). Me 6.1 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=3.1*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Six people injured, at least 7 
                                                                     houses destroyed and 150 damaged in Nkansi District, 
                                                                     Rukwa Region, Tanzania. Felt strongly in much of Rukwa 
                                                                     Region. Also felt in Copperbelt, Luapula and Northern 
                                                                     Provinces, Zambia and in eastern Katanga Province, 
                                                                     Democratic Republic of the Congo.

OCT 04  02 33 57.0& 37.918 N   29.046 E    8    4.6 4.0         172  TURKEY. MD 4.7 (ISK), 4.6 (ATH). At least 31 people 
                                                                     injured in the Denizli area.

OCT 04  16 58 44.3  15.421 S  166.910 E   23 G  6.1 6.9  1.2    357  VANUATU ISLANDS. Mw 6.7 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS). 
                                                                     Ms 7.0 (BRK). Es=9.8*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.3*10**19 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two events 
                                                                     about 3 seconds apart. Depth based on first event.

OCT 06  04 30 19.1  35.456 N  133.134 E   10 G  5.8 6.8  1.0    390  WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.7 (HRV), 6.4 (OBN).
                                                                     Me 7.4 (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=2.9*10**15 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.3*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.2*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (OBN).At least 130 people injured, 104 
                                                                     houses destroyed, seven bridges collapsed, 2230 
                                                                     structures damaged and 65 landslides reported in the 
                                                                     Okayama-Tottori area. Recorded (6U JMA) in Tottori; 
                                                                     (5U JMA) in northern Okayama; (5L JMA) in northeastern 
                                                                     Shimane, southern Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures; 
                                                                     (4 JMA) in much of southwestern Honshu. Recorded (5U JMA) 
                                                                     in eastern Kagawa; (5L JMA) in Tokushima and western 
                                                                     Kagawa; (4 JMA) in northern Ehime and Kochi; (3 JMA) in 
                                                                     southern Ehime Prefectures, Shikoku. Recorded (2 JMA) 
                                                                     from southern Kyushu to Saitama and Toyama Prefectures, 
                                                                     Honshu.

OCT 25  09 32 23.9   6.549 S  105.630 E   38 G  6.3 6.6  0.9    415  SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.4 (GS). Ms 6.4 (BRK). Es=7.8*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (HRV). Minor 
                                                                     damage at Banten, Jakarta and Pandeglang, Jawa. Power 
                                                                     outages occurred at Jakarta and Pandeglang. Felt (IV) at 
                                                                     Serang, Jawa. Felt at Bandung, Garut, Sukabumi and 
                                                                     Tasikmalaya, Jawa and at Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung, 
                                                                     Sumatera. Also felt by people in high-rise buildings in 
                                                                     Singapore. Complex earthquake. A small event is followed 
                                                                     by a larger one about 3 seconds later.

OCT 29  08 37 08.7   4.766 S  153.945 E   50 G  6.1 6.3  1.0    560  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.8 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.5 (GS). Ms 6.1 (BRK). Es=1.1*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.0*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=3.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=2.6*10**19 Nm (PPT). Two events about 14 seconds 
                                                                     apart. Depth based on first event.

OCT 30  16 42 51.7  34.300 N  136.214 E   35 D  5.4 5.1  0.9    120  WESTERN HONSHU, JAPAN. Mw 5.5 (HRV). Mo=1.9*10**17 Nm
                                                                     (HRV). Four people injured in Mie, 1 in Aichi, 1 in 
                                                                     Gifu and 1 in Nara Prefectures. Felt at Hamamatsu. 
                                                                     Recorded (4 JMA) in Aichi, Mie, northern Nara and 
                                                                     southern Shiga; (3 JMA) in Kyoto, Osaka, Wakayama, 
                                                                     southeastern Hyogo, southern Fukui and Gifu 
                                                                     Prefectures. Recorded (2 JMA) in much of south-central 
                                                                     Honshu and (1 JMA) from Hiroshima to Nagano, Kanagawa 
                                                                     and northern Fukui Prefectures. Also recorded (2 JMA) 
                                                                     in the Tokushima area and (1 JMA) in eastern Shikoku.

OCT 30  22 39 06.5  37.542 N   69.582 E   33 N  5.2 4.5  1.0    159  AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN BORD REG. Mw 5.1 (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=5.4*10**16 Nm (HRV). At least 800 buildings damaged 
                                                                     and 17,000 people homeless in the Farkhor area, 
                                                                     Tajikistan. 

NOV 07  00 18 04.9  55.627 S   29.876 W   10 G      6.7  1.3    187  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.6 (GS). Ms 6.5 (BRK). Es=1.7*10**14 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**19 Nm (PPT).

NOV 08  06 59 58.8   7.042 N   77.829 W   17 G  6.0 6.4  1.0    462  PANAMA-COLOMBIA BORDER REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.4 (GS). Ms 6.3 (BRK). ML 6.2 (RSNC). 
                                                                     Es=8.3*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=7.1*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=9.0*10**18 Nm (PPT). Two 
                                                                     people slightly injured; 86 houses and some municipal 
                                                                     buildings damaged in the Jurado area, Colombia. Also 
                                                                     felt by people in high-rise buildings at Medellin and 
                                                                     Cali. Minor cracks in some buildings at Boca de Cupe, 
                                                                     Panama.

NOV 10  20 10 53.3  36.601 N    4.773 E   10 G  5.8 5.5  1.1    426  NORTHERN ALGERIA. Mw 5.7 (GS), 5.7 (HRV). Me 5.5 (GS). 
                                                                     Es=4.2*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=3.5*10**17 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=4.3*10**17 Nm (HRV). One person killed at Bougaa 
                                                                     and one at Chemini. Twelve people injured and at least 
                                                                     seven houses destroyed in Beni Ourtilane.

NOV 16  04 54 56.7   3.980 S  152.169 E   33 N  6.0 8.2  1.2    254  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.6 (GS), 8.0 (HRV), 
                                                                     7.4 (OBN). Ms 8.2 (BRK). Mo=3.3*10**20 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.2*10**21 Nm (HRV). Mo=2.2*10**21 Nm (PPT). 
                                                                     Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (OBN). One person killed on Duke of 
                                                                     York and one killed by a landslide on New Ireland. At 
                                                                     least 5,000 people homeless on Bougainville, Buka, Duke 
                                                                     of York, New Britain and New Ireland. Extensive damage 
                                                                     from the earthquake and tsunami on Duke of York, New 
                                                                     Britain and New Ireland. Numerous landslides occurred 
                                                                     in southern New Ireland. Tsunami damage also observed 
                                                                     along the west coast of Bougainville and on Buka. Also 
                                                                     felt on Lihir Island. As much as 2-3 meters of 
                                                                     subsidence occurred over several hundred meters at the 
                                                                     mouth of the Kamdaru River, New Ireland and seiches up 
                                                                     to 1 meter high were observed in water tanks and 
                                                                     swimming pools at Rabaul, New Britain. Estimated wave 
                                                                     heights (in meters) were as follows: 3 on Bougainville 
                                                                     and Buka; 3 along the southwestern coast of New 
                                                                     Ireland; 1 at Kokopo and Rabaul; 1 in the Trobriand 
                                                                     Islands; 1 at Gizo and Noro, Solomon Islands.

NOV 16  07 42 16.9   5.233 S  153.102 E   30 G  6.2 7.8  1.3    294  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.3 (GS), 7.8 (HRV), 
                                                                     7.6 (OBN). Me 7.2 (GS). Ms 7.8 (BRK). Es=1.4*10**15 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.0*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=6.5*10**20 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=3.2*10**20 Nm (OBN). Additional damage on 
                                                                     New Ireland, Bougainville and in eastern New Britain. 
                                                                     Complex earthquake. A small event is followed by a 
                                                                     larger one about 10 seconds later. Depth based on 
                                                                     larger event.

NOV 16  07 45 32.9   4.827 S  153.226 E   33 N  6.5      1.0     71  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

NOV 17  21 01 56.4   5.496 S  151.781 E   33 N  6.2 8.0  1.1    346  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 7.4 (GS), 7.8 (HRV), 
                                                                     7.5 (OBN). Me 6.8 (GS). Ms 8.2 (BRK). Es=3.6*10**14 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.4*10**20 Nm (GS). Mo=5.6*10**20 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**20 Nm (PPT). Mo=2.0*10**20 Nm (OBN). Felt in 
                                                                     the New Britain area. Complex event.

NOV 18  02 05 48.8   5.097 S  153.181 E   33 N  5.9 6.6  1.1    267  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). Es=5.5*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=6.1*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (HRV). 

NOV 18  06 54 58.3   5.228 S  151.771 E   33 N  6.2 6.6  1.0    402  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.8 (GS), 6.8 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Es=6.2*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.5*10**19 Nm (GS). Mo=1.6*10**19 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Felt in the epicentral area.

NOV 23  18 43 15.6   4.585 S  153.058 E   33 N  5.7 6.4  1.1    283  NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.3 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.7 (BRK). Mo=3.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). 

NOV 25  18 09 11.4  40.245 N   49.946 E   50    5.8      1.0    446  EASTERN CAUCASUS. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.8 (HRV), 6.6 (OBN). 
                                                                     Me 6.2 (GS). Es=4.9*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=2.7*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.8*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Five people killed by falling debris, 23 more died 
                                                                     from heart attacks, more than 430 injured and some 
                                                                     damage (VI) in the Baku area, Azerbaijan. Three more 
                                                                     people were killed the next day by an explosion 
                                                                     caused by natural gas leaking from a valve damaged 
                                                                     in the main shocks. Felt (VI) at Sumqayit, Azerbaijan 
                                                                     and (V) at Bekdash, Turkmenistan. Felt (V) at 
                                                                     Izberbash; (IV) at Derbent, Makhachkala and Sergokala; 
                                                                     (III) at Khasavyurt and Kumukh; (II) at Buynaksk, 
                                                                     Russia. Also felt at Tbilisi, Georgia and in northern 
                                                                     Iran.

NOV 25  18 10 47.3  40.167 N   49.954 E   33 N  6.2 6.3  1.0    268  EASTERN CAUCASUS. Mw 6.3 (GS), 6.5 (HRV), 6.3 (CSEM). 
                                                                     Me 6.4 (GS). Es=7.8*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=2.7*10**18 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=6.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.5*10**18 Nm (CSEM).
                                                                     Casualties and damage included in the preceding event.

DEC 06  17 11 06.4  39.566 N   54.799 E   30 G  6.7 7.5  0.9    495  TURKMENISTAN. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV), 7.0 (OBN). Me 7.0 
                                                                     (GS). Ms 7.5 (BRK). Es=8.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=3.0*10**19 
                                                                     Nm (GS). Mo=3.9*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=3.7*10**19 Nm (OBN). 
                                                                     Unconfirmed reports of 11 people killed, several injured 
                                                                     and damage (VII) in the Nebitdag-Turkmenbashi area. Felt 
                                                                     (V) at Gyzylarbat and (IV) at Ashgabat. Felt (V) at Nukus 
                                                                     and (III) at Bukhoro, Qarshi, Samarqand and Tashkent, 
                                                                     Uzbekistan; (V) at Baku, Azerbaijan; (IV) at Izberbash, 
                                                                     Makhachkala and Pyatigorsk, Russia. Also felt in Armenia, 
                                                                     northern Iran and as far north as Moscow. Complex 
                                                                     earthquake, with two large events occurring about 2 and  
                                                                     3 seconds after a small onset. Depth and focal mechanism 
                                                                     based on first large event.

DEC 06  22 57 40.0   4.218 S  152.725 E   31 G  6.1 6.6  1.0    401  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.3 (GS). Ms 6.7 (BRK). Es=7.1*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=5.0*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.4*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT).

DEC 12  05 26 45.9   6.015 N   82.679 W   10 G  5.8 5.7  1.1    374  SOUTH OF PANAMA. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). Me 6.6 (GS).
                                                                     Es=2.1*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=1.7*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                          
DEC 15  16 44 47.6  38.457 N   31.351 E   10 G  5.1 5.8  1.2    174  TURKEY. Mw 5.9 (GS), 6.0 (HRV). Me 5.4 (GS). 
                                                                     MD 5.8 (ISK). Es=2.8*10**12 Nm (GS). Mo=9.2*10**17 Nm 
                                                                     (GS). Mo=1.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). At least six people 
                                                                     killed, 41 injured and some buildings damaged in the 
                                                                     Afyon-Bolvadin area. Felt in much of west-central 
                                                                     Turkey.

DEC 18  01 19 21.6  21.178 S  179.124 W  628 D  6.4      0.9    532  FIJI ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). Me 6.7 
                                                                     (GS). mb 6.5 (BRK). Es=2.9*10**14 Nm (GS).
                                                                     Mo=7.2*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=7.6*10**18 Nm (HRV). 

DEC 20  11 23 54.1  39.008 S   74.662 W   11 G  6.1 6.2  1.0    253  OFF COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.5 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 6.1 (GS). Ms 6.1 (BRK). Es=2.9*10**13 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                                                                     Mo=1.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (V) at Osorno; (IV) at 
                                                                     Ancud, Melipeuco, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Temuco 
                                                                     and Valdivia; (III) at Carahue and Villarrica; (II) at 
                                                                     Los Angeles.

DEC 20  16 49 43.3   9.231 S  154.353 E   33 N  5.8 6.3  1.3    105  D'ENTRECASTEAUX ISLANDS REGION. Mw 6.5 (GS), 6.6 (HRV). 
                                                                     Ms 6.3 (BRK). Mo=5.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=9.6*10**18 Nm 
                                                                     (HRV). Mo=5.5*10**18 Nm (PPT).

DEC 21  01 01 27.7   5.706 S  151.122 E   33 N  6.4 6.5  0.8    424  NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Mw 6.4 (GS), 6.4 (HRV). 
                                                                     Me 5.8 (GS). Ms 6.6 (BRK). ML 6.6 (PMG). 
                                                                     Es=1.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=4.4*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=3.9*10**18 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.7*10**18 Nm (PPT).


Notable North American Earthquakes:


JAN 20  09 41 47.3  43.649 N  127.257 W   10 G  5.7 5.6  1.0    182  OFF COAST OF OREGON. Mw 6.1 (GS), 6.1 (HRV). Me 6.4 (GS).
                                                                     Es=8.2*10**13 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=1.5*10**18 
                                                                     Nm (HRV). 

JUN 02  11 13 49.3  44.513 N  130.081 W   10 G  5.8 6.0  1.1    304  OFF COAST OF OREGON. Mw 6.2 (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Me 6.5 (GS).
                                                                     Es=1.3*10**14 Nm (GS). Mo=2.6*10**18 Nm (GS). 
                                                                     Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). 



by Waverly J. Person
                                            
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